He Cuts Because He Loves?

San Francisco’s new mayor recently announced that the city’s arts grant program would be taking a 25% hit in his new budget, infuriating arts supporters. But Gavin Newsom insists that he loves the arts, and plans for them to be a major part of his administration’s goals for the city. The mayor got together for a meeting with 200 area artists last week, with author Dave Eggers moderating the discussion.