STREET ARTISTS COMMITTEE
Wednesday, February 12, 2003
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70, San Francisco, California
Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 60, San Francisco, CA 94102 during regular business hours. Tel: 415-252-2581.
Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item.
The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound producing electronic devices.
- HEARING AND POSSIBLE MOTION TO APPROVE SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF CERTIFICATE
Sonia Davis - Certificate #4945. Alleged violation: Selling items not of the artist's own creation (commercially manufactured fabricated metal jewelry).
On January 23, 2003, the Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Craftsmen Examiners conducted a studio visit with regard to certain jewelry items on Ms. Davis's display as photographed by the Program Director. The purpose of the studio visit was to verify whether the items were created by Ms. Davis. In making its findings, the Advisory Committee, based on the evidence presented, could not verify that the items in question were of the artist's own creation.
- HEARING AND POSSIBLE MOTION TO APPROVE ISSUANCE OF CERTIFICATE OR RENEWAL OF CERTIFICATE
Dennis Gonzales - Certificate #2338 (expired October 29, 2002). Alleged violation: Conducting business in a disorderly, improper, hazardous manner; assaulting Street Artist Eberardo Hernandez.
Section 5 of the Street Artists Ordinance allows the Director of Cultural Affairs to refuse to issue or renew a street artist certificate if charges have been filed alleging deception or violation of the Street Artists Ordinance. Under the Arts Commission's Section 5 procedures, the Director of Cultural Affairs may withhold the issuance or renewal of a street artist's certificate if the artist is charged with the violation of conducting business in a disorderly, improper, or hazardous manner/assaulting a street artist. This charge belongs to the category of "serious violations" which are considered by the Commission to include "violations of a violent or threatening nature and violations that significantly threaten the integrity of the Street Artists Program." Renewal of Mr. Gonzales's certificate has been withheld pending hearing with the Street Artists Committee.
- REPORT BY PROGRAM DIRECTOR
- NEW BUSINESS
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