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Wednesday, February 9, 2005
3:00 p.m.
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70


  1. Hearing and possible motion to approve issuance of certificates or renewal of certificates   (continued from 1/12/05 meeting)

    Sean Yore - Certificate #6044 (expired November 29, 2004) - and Linda Hagen Certificate #5961 (expired December 27, 2004).
    Alleged violation: (1) Improper conduct of business: Selling an image created by Mr. Yore and Ms. Hagen copied from a photograph by Kerrick James; (2) Improper conduct of business: misrepresentation to the public regarding the type of goods sold by selling a print as an "original," "watercolor" painting.

    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 issuance or renewal of a street artist's certificate if the artist is charged with selling an item that is not "predominantly created or significantly altered in form" by the artist.  Such charge belongs to the category of "serious violations" which are considered by the Commission to include "violations that significantly threaten the integrity of the Stret Artists Program." Because of the above charges, the issuance or renewal of the certificates of Mr. Yore and Ms. hagen have been withheld pending hearing with the Street Artists Committee.

  2. Hearing and possible motion to approve proposal to amend lottery procedure for assigning selling spaces by (1) allowing any helper or Lottery Committee member on a main lottery day to enter the lottery and use their number the next day; (2) allowing any helper or Lottery Committee member on the second day of a lottery to enter the lottery on the first day and use their number that day; (3) allowing any designated helper on a Wednesday Wharf lottery to enter the lottery on Tuesday and use their number that day; (4) allowing for unrestricted number of times in any lottery period or weekly period for an artist to be a helper; and (5) allowing for any Lottery Committee member to be a designated helper.

    (item submitted by petition of 30 street artists) 

  3. Program Director report

  4. New Business

  5. Adjournment


January 31, 2005

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular business hours. Tel: INFO: (Howard Lazar 415-252-2583).

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