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In 2013, the City transferred management of La Villita, Market Square and the Spanish Governor’s Palace to the DCCD. “Now we’re overseeing all that, our job is to bring in more cultural events and, in that respect, we can try to help out the [IAF],” said Villani.

But is the IAF on any sort of probation? The City’s financial help is tied to the Festival’s ability to match or exceed whatever funds they receive. In that sense, Villani says the Festival has been performing well and is “not at all” on probation.

“Their budget was around $100,000 and they’ve always done a very good job of it,” Villani said. “We are hoping that [the 2013 edition] is going to be an extremely successful festival. We want to see it survive, and want to see it continue. We understand the problems they’ve run into but I think the partnership between the City and the IAF is great because [the Festival] not only works with local performers but it truly brings in some of the world’s greatest accordion talent.”

The DCCD has already proposed to City Council that IAF get another $30,000 next year.

“For 2015 we’re going to open up a whole new process, and they will apply but that won’t happen until March or April of next year,” said Villani. Any chance the IAF could get more than $30,000 then?

“Absolutely,” said Villani.

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