SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION
COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS COMMITTEE
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Remote Meeting via video and teleconferencing
This meeting is being held by teleconference pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 and the Fifth Supplement to the Mayoral Proclamation Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency. During the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) emergency, meetings of the Arts Commission will convene remotely.
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Public comment in regard to specific agenda items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. During General Public Comment, members of the public may address the Commission on matters within the Commission’s jurisdiction and not otherwise on this agenda. Each speaker may speak for up to three minutes per agenda item, unless the Chair has announced a different length of time at the beginning of the meeting. Speakers may not transfer their time to another person. Any person speaking during a public comment period may supply a written summary of their comments to be included in the minutes if it is 150 words or less.
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Arts Commissioners: Charles Collins, Chair; Suzie Ferras, Nabiel Musleh, Roberto Ordeñana, Linda Parker Pennington, Marcus Shelby, Janine Shiota
- Roll Call
- General Public Comment
(This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Commission’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Commission’s consideration.)
Current developments and announcements.
FY21 SOMA Nonprofit Facilities Fund
Discussion and possible motion to approve the recommendation to award the SOMA Nonprofit Facilities Fund grant to Community Vision Capital and Consulting and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement not to exceed $600,000 at this time.
Explanatory Document: FY21 SOMA Nonprofit Facilities Fund recommendation
FY21 SOMA Nonprofit Facilities Fund Funding Recommendations.pdf
The Sankofa Initiative
a. Discussion and possible motion to approve the recommendation to award the Sankofa Initiative Cultural Preservation grant to The Alliance for California Traditional Arts and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement not to exceed $225,000 at this time.
b. Discussion and possible motion to approve the recommendation to award the Sankofa Initiative Technology and Supplies access grant to Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts & Technology and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement not to exceed $250,000 at this time.
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.)
10/9/2020, 1:20 p.m., CED
The San Francisco Arts Commission meeting will be held virtually due to the public health emergency.
During the pendency of the closure of the Commission’s offices during the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order and related disruptions to on-site business processes, explanatory documents listed above, as well as documents created or distributed after the posting of this agenda to the Arts Commission will be available only electronically, please contact: SFAC Grants, 415/252-2253. 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.
Agenda items will normally be heard in order. Please note that on occasion a special circumstance may require that an agenda item be taken out of order. Members of the public interested in a particular agenda item are advised to arrive at the beginning of the meeting. The Chair will ordinarily announce any agenda changes at the beginning of the meeting.
Public comment in regard to specific agenda items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. During General Public Comment, members of the public may address the Commission on matters within the Commission’s jurisdiction and not otherwise on this agenda. Each speaker may speak for up to three minutes per agenda item, unless the Chair has announced a different length of time at the beginning of the meeting. Speakers may not transfer their time to another person. Any person speaking during a public comment period may supply a brief written summary of their comments which shall, if no more than 150 words, be included in the minutes.
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.
In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity, or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical‐based products. Please help the City accommodate these individuals.
To obtain a disability‐related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact SFAC Grants, 415/252-2253, 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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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE
Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, 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 Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 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 email@example.com
Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from the Administrator or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine
ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY
Per the Americans with 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 SFAC Grants, at least 48 hours before the meeting at 415/252-2253. 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 415/252-2253 向 SFAC Grants, 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。
POLITICA DE ACCESO A LA REUNIÓN
De acuerdo con la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (Americans with 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 SFAC Grants, por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión al 415/252-2253. 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 Americans with 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 SFAC Grants, sa 415/252-2253. 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.