The new Public Arts Commission is already seeking to expand its limited abilities.
The commission will ask the City Council to consider ordinance changes that will allow it to be more active in promoting public art in the city.
The City Council on Tuesday night passed a controversial parking ordinance to a second reading.
But that doesn't mean the debate is over.
The decision to move forward with changing the cost for parking in the Center Street lot — and eliminating the free first two hours — may still face opposition when it reappears in two weeks.
Three more antiquated residential properties in the city will soon be demolished, along with a well-known business that thrived throughout most of the 20th century.
Having reviewed hundreds of such demolition requests on aging buildings over the past decade, the Historical Commission is ready to revise the ordinance language under which it performs its primary function.