Members of the Fort Wayne City Council chuckled Tuesday as a resolution asking the city's Public Art Commission for an installation commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 Fort Wayne visit was amended four times after Councilman Glynn Hines, D-at large, recommended tweaks to the wording.
The amendments were all approved unanimously by the seven council members present.
One amendment changed the date by which the Public Art Commission should come back to council with an update. Another two amendments made clear council's intention to ask the entire Public Art Commission to consider the project. The original language only mentioned City Council's two appointees. The final amendment added language to the resolution that stated the City Council would be willing to consider additional funding for whatever project is developed.
"They're going to need funding," Hines said. "And the last thing we need to do is to say, 'Hey you need to do that,' ... and not put some teeth into it and say we would encourage or support funding."