Collier County has an arts and culture strategic plan, but no one to administer it — and won’t for another three months, after commissioners yanked a resolution Tuesday  for the United Arts Council to administer its new arts and cultural strategic plan.

The decision, which mandates a 90-day revision period on the contract, followed more than an hour of questions and, occasionally, accusatory comments that suggested:

  • Commissioners are not familiar with operations of county arts organizations, including the UAC. Conversely, the UAC isn’t familiar with the level of details commissioners want on budgeting.
  • No one is offering solid figures on how much it will cost