Community Investments Committee - February 10, 2015 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
February 10, 2015 - 1:00pm
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70
San Francisco, CA 94102


Tuesday, February 10, 2015
1:00 p.m.
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70


  1. Roll Call
  2. Public Comment

    (This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Committee’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Committee’s consideration.)


  1. Community Investments Director Report
    Judy Nemzoff, Program Director
    Current developments and announcements

Item Time: Approximately 10 minutes

  1. Jazz Mural Restoration in District 3

Judy Nemzoff, Program Director

Discussion and possible motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement with North Beach Neighbors in an amount not to exceed $15,000 for the restoration of the "Jazz Mural" by artist Bill Weber on 606 Broadway Street (at Columbus Avenue) in District 3.

Item Time: Approximately 5 minutes


  1. Arts for Neighborhood Vitality Grants

Barbara Mumby, Senior Program Officer


Discussion and possible motion to approve recommendations to award eleven grants totaling $33,000 in the 2014-2015 cycle of Arts for Neighborhood Vitality (“ANV”) grants to the following organizations, and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into grant agreements with each organization for the amounts listed:

Brava Theater Center/Brava! For Women in the Arts, $3,000

Precita Eyes Muralists Association, Inc., $3,000

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema, $3,000

Excelsior Action Group, $3,000

Richmond District Neighborhood Center, $3,000

Chinese Historical Society of America, $3,000

Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California, $3,000

Marigold Project, $3,000

Au Co Vietnamese Cultural Center, $3,000

Galería de la Raza, $3,000

The Village Project, $3,000

Explanatory Documents: 15ANV Recommendation Packet (guidelines, panel rankings, project summaries, and panel bios) (pdf)

Item Time: Approximately 15 minutes


  1. Creative Space Grants

Barbara Mumby, Senior Program Officer

Discussion and possible motion to approve recommendations to award seven grants totaling $255,000 in the 2014-2015 cycle of Creative Space (“CRSP”) grants to the following organizations, and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into grant agreements with each organization for the amounts listed:

Women’s Audio Mission, $25,000

CounterPULSE, $25,000

Croatian American Cultural Center, $25,000

509 Cultural Center / the luggage store, $50,000

Z Space Studio, $40,000

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus / Golden Gate Performing Arts, $40,000

Root Division, $50,000

Explanatory Documents: 15CRSP Recommendation Packet (guidelines, panel rankings, project summaries, and panel bios) (pdf)

Item Time: Approximately 15 minutes


  1. New Business and Announcements

    (This item is to allow Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration.)


  1. Adjournment

CF 02/05/15



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: Cristal Fiel, 415-252-3145. 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.

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 of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.

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To obtain a disability‐related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact Cristal Fiel, 415-252-3145, at least 48 hours before the meeting, except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline is 4:00 p.m. the previous Friday.

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Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet,




Per the American Disabilities Act and the Language Access Ordinance, Chinese, Spanish, and/or American Sign Language interpreters will be available upon request. Additionally, every effort will be made to provide a sound enhancement system, meeting materials in alternative formats, and/or a reader. Minutes may be translated after they have been adopted by the Commission. For all these requests, please contact Cristal Fiel, program associate, at least 48 hours before the meeting at 415-252-3145. Late requests will be honored if possible. The hearing room is wheelchair accessible.



根據美國殘疾人士法案和語言服務條例,中文、西班牙語、和/或美國手語翻譯人員在收到要求後將會提供翻譯服務。另外,我們將盡力提供擴音設備。同時也將會提供不同格式的會議資料, 和/或者提供閱讀器。此外,翻譯版本的會議記錄可在委員會通過後提供。上述的要求,請於會議前最少48小時致電415-252-3145向Cristal Fiel, program associate 提出。逾期提出的請求,若可能的話,亦會被考慮接納。聽證室設有輪椅通道。



De acuerdo con la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (American Disabilities Act) y la Ordenanza de Acceso a Idiomas (Language Access Ordinance) intérpretes de chino, español, y lenguaje de señas estarán disponibles de ser requeridos. En adición, se hará todo el esfuerzo posible para proveer un sistema mejoramiento de sonido, materiales de la reunión en formatos alternativos, y/o proveer un leedor. Las minutas podrán ser traducidas luego de ser aprobadas por la Comisión. Para solicitar estos servicios, favor contactar a Cristal Fiel, program associate, por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión al 415-252-3145. Las solicitudes tardías serán consideradas de ser posible. La sala de audiencia es accesible a silla de ruedas.

Patakaran para sa pag-access ng mga Miting


Ayon sa batas ng American Disabilities Act at ng Language Access Ordinance, maaring mag-request ng  mga tagapagsalin wika sa salitang Tsino, Espanyol at/o sa may kapansanan pandinig  sa American Sign Language. Bukod pa dito, sisikapin gawan ng paraan na makapaglaan ng gamit upang lalong pabutihin ang inyong pakikinig,  maibahagi ang mga kaganapan ng miting sa iba't ibang anyo, at/o isang tagapagbasa. Ang mga kaganapan ng miting ay maaring isalin sa ibang wika matapos ito ay aprobahan ng komisyon. Sa mga ganitong uri ng kahilingan, mangyari po lamang makipag ugnayan kay Cristal Fiel, program associate sa 415-252-3145. Magbigay po lamang ng hindi bababa sa 48 oras na abiso bago ng  miting. Kung maari, ang mga late na hiling ay posibleng tanggapin. Ang silid ng pagpupulungan ay accessible sa mga naka wheelchair.