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File #: 21-0972   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 11/9/2021
Title: Approve an Allocation from the Public Art Acquisition Fund for up to $100,000 for Prefabricated Sculptures Modified by Artists
Attachments: 1. Public Art Project Survey, 2. Arts Commission Project Rankings, 3. Examples of Prefabricated Sculptures Modified by Artists, 4. Presentation to Council 20211109
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Approve an Allocation from the Public Art Acquisition Fund for up to $100,000 for Prefabricated Sculptures Modified by Artists

Report
BACKGROUND
In November 2020, City Council adopted the Master Plan for Public Art (RTC No. 20-0865). The goal of the plan was to enhance the visual landscape of the community by broadening the scope of existing public art programs. The plan also provides specific goals and resource allocation procedures to guide short and long-term decision-making for public art, including expenditures from the Public Art Acquisition Fund. Currently, the Public Art Acquisition Fund has approximately $622,000 from donations, in-lieu fees, and earned interest.

Staff is requesting City Council allocate up to $100,000 from the Public Art Acquisition Fund for temporary prefabricated sculptures modified by artists. Once funding for this project is approved, staff will further define the project and establish a selection committee to begin artist selection. The Arts Commission will review and make recommendations, and the City Council will have final approval of each design concept.

EXISTING POLICY
Council Policy 6.04.01 Arts - Goals and Policies (Policy A.1, A.2, B.3, E.1.)
Council Policy 6.04.04 Art in Public Places
Municipal Code Chapter 19.52 - Art in Private Development
General Plan, Chapter 4, Community Character - Design (Policy CC 1.1, 1.1c, 1.1d, 1.4, 1.8a/b/c/d/e/f, 6.1, 9.1, 9.1c)

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
Approving an allocation from the Public Art Acquisition Fund does not constitute a "project" with the meaning of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") pursuant to CEQA Guidelines section 15378 (b) (4) in that is a fiscal activity that does not involve any commitment to any specific project which may result in a potential significant impact on the environment. CEQA review for individual art projects will be completed as design is determined and projects are brought forward for approval; staff antici...

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