MEETING OF THE FULL ARTS COMMISSION
Monday, December 5, 2011
City Hall, Room 416
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
- Roll Call
- Approval of Minutes
Motion to approve November 16, 2011 Minutes.
Explanatory document: Draft minutes
- President’s Report
Current developments and announcements.
- Interim Director’s Report
Current administrative, budgetary and programming developments and announcements.
- Consent Calendar
The following items are included in the Consent Calendar subject to withdrawal at the request of a Commissioner:
Approval of Committee Minutes
- Motion to approve the Community Arts, Education and Grants Committee Meeting Minutes of November 8, 2011.
Community Arts and Education Committee Recommendations (November 8, 2011)
- Motion to approve $25,000 from Account No. 28POP501 to be allocated to the Community Arts and Education program to continue to support and sustain The ARTery Project along the Central Market corridor.
- Motion to approve the following individuals as grants application review panelists for Cultural Equity Grants:
Jerome Reyes, Conceptual artist, researcher, and educator
Jenny Bilfield, Artistic & Executive Director, Stanford Lively Arts
Beth Rubenstein, Executive Director, Out of Site Center for Arts Education
Civic Design Review Committee Recommendations (November 21, 2011)
- Motion to approve Phase 3 of the Lafayette Park Renovation and Maintenance Facility contingent upon presenting alternative colors for the maintenance shed, increasing the number of tall plants, and reshaping the drive to reduce views to the facility.
- Committee Reports and Committee Matters
- Executive Committee—P.J. Johnston, Chair
- Discussion: Report from Chair of Executive Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program.
- Civic Design Review Committee—Cass Calder Smith, Chair
- Discussion: Report from Chair of Civic Design Review Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program.
- Community Arts, Education and Grants Committee—Sherri Young, Chair
- Discussion: Report from Chair of Community Arts, Education and Grants Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program.
- Street Artists Committee—Gregory Chew, Chair
- Discussion: Report from Chair of Street Artists Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program.
- Action: Motion to approve requests by former certificate-holders for priority issuance of certificate with waiver of re-screening of wares: Pieter Mueller, Alethea Shuey, Ravit Maman.
- Action: Motion to approve request that $18,875.18 charged to the Street Artists Program by the Arts Commission’s Administrative Fund for administrative management/supervision expense for fiscal year 2009-10 be reallocated to Street Artist Special Fund.
- Visual Arts Committee—Lorraine García-Nakata, Chair
- Discussion: Report from Chair of Visual Arts Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program.
- Controller’s Report on Financial Management Review
Discussion of Controller’s Report on Financial Management Review of the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Explanatory document: Controller’s Report (pdf)
- Technology Report
Report by Public Relations Manager Kate Patterson, Arts Education Manager Tyra Fennell and Anna Blum of Code for America on the Arts Commission’s recent technology initiatives, including the Graff City iApp, which allows users to virtually “write” on objects, and a new website that identifies the location of publicly-sited artworks in the Civic Art Collection (see the app at http://sf.publicartapp.mobi/).
Explanatory document: Graff City press release
- Public Comment
(This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Commission’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Commission’s consideration.)
- New Business and Announcements
(This item is to allow the Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration, to report on recent arts activities and to make announcements.)
- Public Employee Appointment/Hiring: Director of Cultural Affairs of the San Francisco Arts Commission
Closed Session to Appoint a Director of Cultural Affairs
- Open Session: Public Comment on All Matters Pertaining to the Closed Session
- Vote on Whether to Hold Closed Session to Appoint a Director of Cultural Affairs [San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(b)]
- Closed Session Pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(b)
Consideration and Possible Action to Appoint a Director of Cultural Affairs, City and County of San Francisco, Classification 0961, Department Head I
- Reconvene in Open Session
- Possible Report on Action Taken in Closed Session [Government Code Section 54957 and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.12(b)(4)], and in the event the Commission appoints a Director, the roll call vote of that action.
- Vote to Elect Whether to Disclose Any or All Discussions Held in Closed Session [San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.12(a)]
Explanatory documents listed above, as well as documents created or distributed after the posting of this agenda to the Arts Commission will be available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission office, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 345, San Francisco, CA 94102, during regular business hours. Info: Sharon Page Ritchie, 415/252-2591. PLEASE NOTE: The Arts Commission often receives documents created or submitted by other City officials, agencies or departments after the posting of the Arts Commission agenda. For such documents or presentations, members of the public may wish to contact the originating agency if they seek documents not yet provided to the Arts Commission.
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