City and County of San FranciscoSan Francisco Arts Commission

March 13, 2013

Street Artists Committee - March 13, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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. Discussion and possible motion to authorize Street Artists Program Director, in consultation with the City Attorney's Office and representatives from the Port, to negotiate and draft a proposed Memorandum of Understanding between the Port and the Arts Commission regarding the establishment of street artist spaces on Port property and the corresponding criteria for use of such spaces.

Document Submitted by the Public: Letter from Kathleen Hallinan.

4. Action. Hearing and possible motion to approve issuance of certificate or renewal of certificate.

Paula Datesh – Certificate #8663

Explanatory document: Original Notice of Hearing; Notice of Withholding of Certificate (Ms. Datesh’s address redacted).

Documents Submitted by the Public: Letter from Eberardo Hernandez, Letter from Paula Datesh, Second Letter from Paula Datesh.

5. Action. Hearing and possible motion to request the Board of Supervisors to amend Article 24 (San Francisco Municipal Code), Section 2401(b), by changing the definition of "Handcrafted Item" from its present definition of "An item predominantly created or significantly altered in form by the street artist" to "An item made by hand or by a hand process as contrasted to machine made."

Explanatory document: William J. Clark e-mail request of December 25, 2012.

Documents Submitted by the Public: Letter from Sharon MacDougall, Letter from Kathleen Hallinan.

6. Action. Hearing and possible motion to approve issuance of certificate or renewal of certificate.

James Toolate – Certificate #3078

Explanatory document: Original Notice of Hearing; Notice of Withholding of Certificate (Mr. Toolate’s address redacted).

7. Discussion. Request for street artists to voluntarily move their vehicles when parking adjacent to selling spaces in the Wharf area.

Explanatory document: Kathleen Hallinan e-mail request of January 24, 2013, Letter from Kathleen Hallinan.

8. 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.)

Documents Submitted by the Public: Letter from Kathleen Hallinan.

9. 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.)

10. Action. Adjournment.

ADL 3/8/13

Explanatory document updated 3/12/13: Item #6: Notice of Withholding of Certificate.
Explanatory document added 3/12/13: Item #4: Letter from Eberardo Hernandez, Letter from Paula Datesh, Second Letter from Paula Datesh.


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.

Public comment in regard to specific items will be taken before or during consideration of the item.

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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 Howard Lazar, Program Director at least 48 hours before the meeting at 415-252-2583. 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 415-252-2583 向 Howard Lazar, Program Director 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 Howard Lazar, Program Director por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión al 415-252-2583. Las solicitudes tardías serán consideradas de ser posible. La sala de audiencia es accesible a silla de ruedas.