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Wednesday, July 11, 2007
3:00 p.m.
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70


  1. Hearing and possible motion to approve issuance of certificate  

    Paula Datesh (Grundman): 
    On April 9, 2003, the Arts Commission denied re-issuance of Ms. Grundman's (Datesh's) certificate after finding that she had violated the Street Artists Ordinance in the following manner: (1) Selling within five feet of a fire hydrant; (2) Selling in a location not designated by the Board of Supervisors, 2nd offense; (3) Selling items not certified by the Arts Commission, 2nd offense; (3) Conducting business in a disorderly, improper, hazardous manner by (a) threatening in writing a street artist and (b) threatening verbally, and disrupting businesses of, street artists. On July 3, 2007, Ms. Datesh requested a hearing for consideration of issuance of a new certificate in accord with the Arts Commission's procedure to hear such requests by former certificate-holders whose certificates were revoked.

  2. Hearing on proposal to disallow computer-generated paintings on canvas, wood, or any other surface from being sold in the Street Artists Program.  (proposal submitted by street artist)

  3. Hearing on proposal to eliminate the 10-day renewal policy on a street artist certificate to allow for renewal of more than 10 working days after the certificate's expiration. (proposal submitted by street artist)

  4. Hearing on request for Advisory Committee of Street Artists and Craftsmen Examiners enforcement on Beach Street. (request submitted by street artist)

  5. Street Artists Program Director's Report

  6. New Business

  7. Adjournment

July 3, 2007

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).

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.

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 - 2.160) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112 and web site.


Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public.  Commission's, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business.  This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review.  For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-7854; or by email at

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,