STREET ARTISTS COMMITTEE
Wednesday, June 11, 2003
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70, San Francisco, California
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- HEARING AND POSSIBLE MOTION TO APPROVE REQUEST TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR PERMANENT DESIGNATION OF RELOCATED ELEVEN (11) SELLING SPACES ("H-11" THROUGH "21") ON HYDE STREET, WEST SIDE, BEACH TO JEFFERSON STREETS
On May 17, 1999, the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution No. 455-99 which relocated on a temporary basis eleven selling spaces from the east side of Hyde Street at Beach Street to the west side of Hyde Street due the displacement of the spaces by the renovation of the Haslett Warehouse (Wharfside Building). The eleven relocated spaces are known to street artists as spaces "H-11" through "21". In authorizating their relocation, the resolution provided that their placement on the west side of the street would terminate upon completion of the renovation of the Haslett Warehouse and restoration of the spaces to the east side of the street. It is the understanding of the staff of the Arts Commission that the renovation is scheduled for completion in August, 2003.
Because of interest expressed by many street artists, the purpose of the Street Artists Committee's hearing is to determine whether the Arts Commission should request the Board of Supervisors to designate the spaces permanently in their present locations or to allow the spaces to return to their former locations on the east side of Hyde Street.
- HEARING AND POSSIBLE MOTION TO APPROVE REQUEST TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR PERMANENT DESIGNATION OF RELOCATED SIX (6) SELLING SPACES ("J-1", "1-A', "1-B", "2", "3" AND "4") ON HYDE STREET, WEST SIDE, AT JEFFERSON STREET
On July 16, 2001, six selling spaces on Jefferson Street, south side, at Hyde Street, were displaced by the renovation of the Haslett Warehouse (Wharfside Building) and relocated, with agreement of the National Park Service, to the west side of Hyde Street at Jefferson Street, fronting Victorian Park. The six spaces are known to street artists as "J-1", "1-A", "1-B", "2", "3" and "4".
Because of interest expressed by many street artists, the purpose of the Street Artists Committee's hearing is to determine whether the Arts Commission should request the Board of Supervisors to designate the spaces permanently in their present location or to allow the spaces the return to their former locations on the south side of Jefferson Street.
- HEARING AND POSSIBLE MOTION TO AMEND "PROCEDURES FOR SALES SPACE OCCUPANCY RULE" TO REQUIRE STREET ARTISTS TO MARK THEIR SPACES BY EITHER ATTACHING THEIR LOTTERY SLIP TO A WORKING PART OF THEIR DISPLAY (INCLUDING UMBRELLA OR CHAIR) OR TO TAPE THE SLIP TO THE PAVEMENT; AND TO CONTINUE TO PROHIBIT ARTISTS FROM ATTACHING THEIR SLIP TO A BOARD, BRICK, OR OTHER OBJECT NOT OF THE ARTIST'S WORKING DISPLAY
The procedures regarding the street artists' selecting and occupying sales spaces were adopted by the Arts Commission on December 2, 1985 and further amended on June 2 and December 1, 1986. The procedures state that if an artist cannot be present and set up in his/her space by 12:00 noon, the artist "must leave part of their working display with the lottery slip attached to show clearly that the artist intends to return and work that space. A brick, milk box, board, etc., does not constitute a part of the working display" (Street Artists Program handbook, Fifth Edition, February, 1998, page 216).
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