Full Commission - June 6, 2022 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
June 6, 2022 - 2:00pm
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

Monday, June 6, 2022
2 p.m.
City Hall, Room 416
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

This meeting will be held in person at the location listed above.  As authorized by California Government Code Section 54953(e) and Mayor Breed’s 45th Supplement to her February 25, 2020 emergency proclamation, it is possible that some members of the San Francisco Arts Commission may attend this meeting remotely.  In that event, those members will participate and vote by video.  Members of the public may attend the meeting to observe and provide public comment at the physical meeting location listed above or online at https://bit.ly/SFAC606.  Instructions for providing remote public comment are below.
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Public Comment Instructions for members of the public joining the meeting remotely: PDF icon Full Public Comment Instructions.

Written Comment:
The public is encouraged to submit comments by emailing to art-info@sfgov.org. This email address will be monitored until Monday, June 6, 2022 at 12 p.m. All comments received by the deadline will be read aloud by Arts Commission staff up to the three minutes maximum allotted to each commenter. In the subject line of your email, indicate the meeting date and item number. Note: if your public comment statement is read aloud by Arts Commission staff during an agenda item, this will count as your one opportunity for public comment on that specific item. You will not be able to raise your hand to make additional public comment on the same item if your statement has already been read aloud.

Oral Comment:
Public comment in regard to specific agenda items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. 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. Staff will ask for real-time public comment before reading emailed comments to ensure all members of the public have an opportunity to comment in real time.

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Amended Agenda

Arts Commissioners: Roberto Ordeñana, President; Janine Shiota, Vice President
JD Beltran, Charles Collins, Suzie Ferras, Mahsa Hakimi, Yiying Lu, Nabiel Musleh, Linda Parker Pennington, Abby Sadin Schnair, Marcus Shelby, Kimberlee Stryker, Debra Walker, Paul Woolford, Rachael Tanner, ex officio (non-voting)

  1. Call to Order, Roll Call, Agenda Changes, Land Acknowledgment
    1. Call to order
    2. Roll call / Confirmation of Quorum
    3. Agenda Changes
    4. Ramaytush Ohlone Land Acknowledgement

      The San Francisco Arts Commission acknowledges that we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. As the indigenous stewards of this land and in accordance with their traditions, the Ramaytush Ohlone have never ceded, lost nor forgotten their responsibilities as the caretakers of this place, as well as for all peoples who reside in their traditional territory. As guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. We wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the ancestors, elders and relatives of the Ramaytush Community and by affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples. As a department dedicated to promoting a diverse and equitable Arts and Culture environment in San Francisco, we are committed to supporting the traditional and contemporary evolution of the American Indian community.

  2. AB 361 Legislation Impact
    Discussion and Possible Action
    Discussion and possible action to adopt a resolution setting forth findings required under Assembly Bill 361 that would allow the Arts Commission and its subcommittees to hold meetings remotely according to the modified Brown Act teleconferencing set forth in AB 361.
    Explanatory Document: Draft resolution
  3. Approval of Minutes
    Discussion and Possible Action

    Motion to approve May 9, 2022 Minutes.
    Explanatory Document: Draft Minutes


  1. 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.)
  2. Director’s Report
    Current administrative, budgetary, legislative and programming developments and announcements.

    Staff Presenter: Director of Cultural Affairs Ralph Remington

    Presentation Time: Approximately 10 minutes

  3. Committee Reports and Committee Matters
    1. Executive Committee – Roberto Ordeñana, Chair
      1. Discussion and Possible Action: Discussion and possible action to change the regular meeting day for the Commission’s Executive Committee from the fourth Monday of the month to the fourth Wednesday of the month. 
    2. Civic Design Review Committee – Kimberlee Stryker, Chair
      1. Discussion: Report from the Civic Design Review Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program.
    3. Visual Arts Committee – Suzie Ferras, Chair
      1. Discussion: Report from the Visual Arts Committee regarding activities of the Committee and the Program.

  4. Consent Calendar
    The following items are included in the Consent Calendar subject to withdrawal at the request of a Commissioner.
    1. Motion to approve the Civic Design Review Meeting Minutes of May 16, 2022. 
    2. Motion to approve the Visual Arts Committee Meeting Minutes of May 18, 2022. 

      Civic Design Review Committee Recommendations (May 16, 2022, link to agenda) 
    3. Motion to approve Phase 1 of the Sunol Valley Water Treatment Ozonation Project with the following contingencies: that an informal be held to (1) discuss the site and landscape design and (2) analyze the massing/compositional design of the contractor building.   

    4. Motion to approve Phase 2 Review of Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project with the following contingencies to be discussed during an informal meeting: lighting, detail of seat wall (skateboard deterrents), color and pattern of concrete pavings, and the development of the beach access stairs. 

    5. Motion to approve to approve Phase 1, Single Review of Buchanan Street Mall. 

      Visual Arts Committee Recommendations (May 18, 2022, link to agenda

    6. Motion to enter into agreement with First Exposures, a San Francisco based nonprofit arts organization, working through Tides Foundation as their fiscal agent, to provide services related to a youth art photography program for residents of Treasure Island during the summer of 2022 for a total fee not to exceed $25,000 which shall be paid from the Treasure Island Art Program budget, inclusive of a fiscal agent fee, if required.  

    7. Motion to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to increase the contract with Narduli Studio for design, fabrication, and consultation during installation of an artwork for the Traffic Company and Forensic Services Division from $900,000 to an amount not to exceed $1,150,000 (an increase of $250,000) for increased material costs. 

    8. Motion to approve the materials of the artwork Octavia Boulevard and the Central Freeway (now and then) by Kota Ezawa to be installed at 78 Haight Street, located at the corner of Haight Street and Octavia Boulevard. The artwork is funded by city, state, and federal credits. Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp (TNDC) will be responsible for ongoing maintenance. The work will not become part of the Civic Art Collection. 

    9. Motion to approve the selected finalists Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Leo Bersamina, and Ana Teresa Fernandez for the Ocean Beach Climate Change Adaptation Project, as recommended by the artist review panel.  

  5. 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.)

  6. In Memoriam  
  7. Adjournment

posted 5/27/2022, 9:22 a.m., adv
amended 5/31/2022, 9:25 a.m., adv, updated item 3 & 7 with links and updated dates


The meetings of the San Francisco Arts Commission will be held in “hybrid format” with the meeting occurring in-person at City Hall Room 416 and available to view on WebEx due to public health emergency.

Agenda Item Information / Materials Available

Each item on the agenda may include the following documents:

1) Department or Agency or report;

2) Public correspondence;

3) Other explanatory documents.

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: Commission Secretary Alyssa Ventre at Alyssa.ventre@sfgov.org or 415-252-2255. 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.

Meeting Procedures

1. Agenda items will normally be heard in order. Please note, that on occasion a special circumstance may necessitate that an agenda item be taken out of order. To ensure that an agenda item is not missed, it is advised to arrive at the beginning of the meeting. All agenda changes will be announced by the Chair at the top of the meeting.

2. Public comment will be taken before or during the Committee’s consideration of each agenda item. Each speaker will be allowed to speak for the time allotted by the Chair at the top of the meeting or up to three (3) minutes.

3. During General Public Comment, members of the public may address the Commissioners on matters that are within the Arts Commission’s jurisdiction and are not on the agenda.

4. 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 official file. Written comments pertaining to this meeting should be submitted to art-info@sfgov.org.

Electronic Devices Prohibited

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting, except as necessary to participate remotely. The Chair may order the exclusion from participation of any person responsible for improper disruptions to this remote meeting.

Disability Access

To obtain a disabilityrelated modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact Alyssa Ventre at Alyssa.ventre@sfgov.org or 415-252-2255, at least 48 hours before the meeting, except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline is 4:00 p.m. the previous Friday.

Archives Available

A recording of this meeting will be available online after the meeting at the following address: https://sfgov.org/arts/audio-archive-8.

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements

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Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/

Accessibility Meeting Policy

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 Commission Secretary Alyssa Ventre at least 48 hours before the meeting at 415-252-2255. 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, /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415-252-2255Alyssa Ventre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 Commission Secretary, Alyssa Ventre, por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión al 415-252-2255. 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 American 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 Commission Secretary Alyssa Ventre sa 415-252-2255. 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.