City and County of San FranciscoSan Francisco Arts Commission

September 12, 2012

Street Artists Committee - September 12, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
2:30 p.m.
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70
San Francisco, CA 94102


1. Roll Call

2. Discussion. Street Artists Program Director’s Report.
Current administrative, budgetary and programming developments, announcements, and initiatives

3. Action. Hearing and possible motion to approve concept of a voluntary pilot program at Hallidie Plaza submitted by Union Square Business Improvement District for street artists to display their wares in uniform display booths furnished by the Union Square Business Improvement District.

Explanatory document: Proposal Letter from Union Square BID; Hallidie Plaza Map of Street Artists Spaces; Diagram of Proposed Street Artists Display.

4. Action. Hearing and possible motion to authorize Program Director to request Board of Supervisors to issue a temporary one-year exemption of Hallidie Plaza street artists spaces from regulations of Section 2405 (c) (3) & (4) which requires street artists spaces to be 3’ x 4’ x 5’.

Explanatory document:Proposal Letter from Union Square BID; Hallidie Plaza Map of Street Artists Spaces; Diagram of Proposed Street Artists Display.

5. Action. Hearing and possible motion to approve text recommended by William J. Clark and Robert J. Clark amending minutes of Street Artists Committee meeting of January 12, 2011 to include information not previously recorded due to audio recording failure.

Explanatory document:February 12, 2012 e-mail from Mr. William Clark and Mr. Robert Clark

6. Discussion. 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.)

7. Discussion. New Business and Announcements.
(This item is to allow the Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration, to report on recent arts activities and to make announcements.)

8. Action. Adjournment.

ADL 9/7/12

Explanatory documents are 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. Tel: INFO: (Howard Lazar 415-252-2583). 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.

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