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OFFICIAL SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Board of Trustees

Annual Meeting

Thursday, April 13, 2000
2:30 p.m.
Gallery 23
H. de Young Memorial Museum
San Francisco, California

Deputy City Attorneys Claire Sylvia and Miriam Stombler
will provide a training session on amendments
to Chapter 67 of the
San Francisco Administrative Code - The Sunshine Ordinance
at 2:30 p.m.

AGENDA

ORDER OF BUSINESS

I.

Calling of the Meeting to Order - Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey, President

 
     

II.

Calling of the Roll

 
     
 

Trustees:

Del M. Anderson

Mrs. David P. Bancroft

Alvin H. Baum, Jr.

Alix Phillips Becker

George McNear Bowles

Mrs. Philip E. Bowles III

T. Robert Burke

Mrs. Barbara B. Carleton

Belva Davis

Mrs. Ray Dolby, Vice President/Annual Support

Richard P. Essey

Richard H. Finn, Vice President/Finance

Morgan Flagg

 

II.

Calling of the Roll (continued)

 
     
 

Trustees (continued):

Mrs. Lynn C. Fritz

Ms. Frankie Jacobs Gillette, Vice President/Civic Affairs

Richard N. Goldman

Mrs. Richard Goodyear

Mrs. Nancy Hamon

George Hecksher

Beverly James

J. Burgess Jamieson

Ann L. Johnson, M.D.

Stephen L. Johnson

Diane B. Lloyd-Butler, Vice President/Audience Development

Mrs. Peter McBean

Nion McEvoy

J. Alec Merriam, Vice President/Collections

Lorna F. Meyer

Michael W. Michelson

Josie Mooney

Robert P. Morrow III

Michael E. O’Neill

Steven MacGregor Read, Vice President/Facilities

Mrs. Thomas P. Rohlen

George B. Saxe

Dolores G. Terrazas

Burl A. Toler, Sr.

Vivian Fei Tsen

Sidney R. Unobskey

Carlos Pedro Villa

Marshall I. Wais, Sr.

Mrs. Harry H. Wetzel

Mrs. Charles F. Willis

Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey, President

Ex-Officio Trustee Members

Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr.

James Salinas, Sr., President/Recreation and Park Commission

Absences to be Excused

There will be an opportunity for public comment on each agenda item.

 

 

III.

Training Session on Amendments to Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code, The Sunshine Ordinance - Claire Sylvia and Miriam Stombler, Deputy City Attorneys

Discussion

     

IV.

Report of the Nominating Committee - Nion McEvoy, Chair

 
     
 

A. Consideration and Possible Action to Elect New Trustees to the Board of Trustees for an Initial Three Year Term

Barnaby Conrad III

Terrence Johnson

William R. Kimball

Mrs. Richard H. Peterson

Randolph R. Scott

Paul Violich

Mrs. Marshall I. Wais, Sr.

Action

     
 

B. Welcome New Trustees

Discussion

     
 

C. Consideration and Possible Action to Re-elect Trustees to a Second Three Year Term

Del M. Anderson

Alvin H. Baum, Jr.

Alix Phillips Becker

Richard N. Goldman

Mrs. Nancy Hamon

J. Burgess Jamieson

Diane B. Lloyd-Butler

Nion McEvoy

Michael E. O’Neill

Mrs. Harry H. Wetzel

Mrs. Charles F. Willis

Action

     
 

D. Trustees for Re-Election to a Third Three Year Term

George McNear Bowles

Mrs. Philip E. Bowles III

Belva Davis

Mrs. Ray Dolby

 

 

 

 

 

Action

 

E. Consideration and Possible Action to Elect Trustees to Emeritus Status

Ms. Frankie Jacobs Gillette

Michael W. Michelson

Steven MacGregor Read

Marshall I. Wais, Sr.

Action

     
 

F. Consideration and Possible Action to Elect Vice Presidents for a Term of One Year

Belva Davis, Vice President of Civic Affairs

Mrs. Ray Dolby, Vice President of Annual Support

Richard H. Finn, Vice President of Finance

Diane B. Lloyd-Butler, Vice President of Audience Development

J. Alec Merriam, Vice President of Collections

Action

     
 

G. Consideration and Possible Action to Elect FAMSF Executive Committee Members for a Term of One Year

Alvin H. Baum, Jr.

Richard P. Essey

George Hecksher

J. Burgess Jamieson

Nion McEvoy

Michael E. O’Neill

Mrs. Thomas P. Rohlen

Action

     
 

H. Consideration and Possible Action to Adopt a Proposed Resolution Setting the Number of Trustee Positions

WHEREAS, The San Francisco Charter provides for a variable number of Trustees; and

WHEREAS, The Charter sets the number of Trustees at sixty-two with the exact number to be set by the Board from time to time; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco does hereby set the number of Trustees at forty-nine until such number is changed by this Board.

 

 

 

 

 

Action

V.

Ratification of National Council Membership Changes

Action

     
 

A. Consideration and Possible Action to Ratify New Members to an Initial Term of Three Years

Mr. and Mrs. Andrews D. Black

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Kuhn

Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. McGill III

Mrs. Cecily Johnston

Sande Schlumberger

Barry, Michael and Richard Smooke

Action

     
 

B. Consideration and Possible Action to Ratify Members to an Additional Term of Three Years

Augusto Alvarez-Calderon

Mrs. Elizabeth Blake

Mr. David L. Davies/Mr. John D. Weeden

Mrs. Lee M. Gammill

Paul R. Haas

Mrs. David Hamilton

Mrs. Jake Hamon

Mrs. Philip E. Lilienthal

Mrs. Eugene McDermott

Mr. and Mrs. Milo M. Naeve

Mrs. Harry H. Wetzel

Action

     
 

C. Consideration and Possible Action to Ratify Officers

Samuel D. Williams, Chair (Two Year Term)

Mrs. Harry H. Wetzel, Vice Chair (One-Year Term)

Action

     

VI.

Report of the President - Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey

 
     
 

A. Consideration and Possible Action to Approve the Minutes of the March 9, 2000 Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees (See Appendix A)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Action

 

B. Consideration and Possible Action to Adopt a Proposed Resolution Accepting the Report of the Acquisitions Committee of March 31, 2000 - J. Alec Merriam, Chair and Vice President of Collections (See Appendix B)

1. Purchases

2. Gifts Offered to the Museums

  1. Resolution to Transfer of the 1999 Year-End Gift of Mrs. Phoebe Cowles from The Fine Arts Museums Foundation to the Permanent Collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4. Deaccessioning - Step 1 and 2

5. Purchases Reported for the Record Only

RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees does hereby accept the Report of the Acquisitions Committee of March 31, 2000 including the resolution set forth in Appendix B and further acknowledges the 25th anniversary of Robert Flynn Johnson as Curator-in-Charge of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts with sincere appreciation.

Action

     
 

C. Report on Recent Developments Regarding the Plans to Build a New

de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park

Discussion

     
 

D. Report on Resolutions from Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr., and the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco Recognizing the Achievement of President Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey and the Leadership Role of the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in Raising More Than $100 Million in Support for the New de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park

Discussion

 

E. Report on the National Council of the Fine Arts Museums - Mrs. Harry H. Wetzel, Co-Chair

Discussion

     
 

F. Consideration and Possible Action to Adopt a Proposed Resolution Naming Gallery 16 at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor

WHEREAS, The execution of the Fine Arts Museums’ Facilities Master Plan calls upon the generosity and public spiritedness of individuals to achieve the ambitious goals adopted; and

WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums adopted a Donor Recognition Policy that permits the naming of galleries by donors who have requested such naming opportunities;

 

Action

 

F. Consideration and Possible Action to Adopt a Proposed Resolution Naming Gallery 16 at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor (continued)

WHEREAS, At its December 9, 1999 meeting, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees established that major gifts in accordance with the Fine Arts Museums’ Donor Recognition Policy to the New de Young Capital Campaign will be eligible for naming opportunities at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco does hereby name Gallery 16 in the California Palace of the Legion of Honor "The Sheila L. and Richard P. Essey Gallery" at their request and in recognition of Mr. and Mrs. Essey’s generous gift

Action

     
 

G. Consideration and Possible Action to Adopt a Proposed Resolution Naming Gallery 6 at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor

WHEREAS, The execution of the Fine Arts Museums’ Facilities Master Plan calls upon the generosity and public spiritedness of individuals to achieve the ambitious goals adopted; and

WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums adopted a Donor Recognition Policy that permits the naming of galleries by donors who have requested such naming opportunities; and

WHEREAS, At its December 9, 1999 meeting, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees established that major gifts in accordance with the Fine Arts Museums’ Donor Recognition Policy to the New de Young Capital Campaign will be eligible for naming opportunities at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco does hereby name Gallery 6 in the California Palace of the Legion of Honor "The Marie and George Hecksher Gallery" at their request and in recognition of Mr. and Mrs. Hecksher’s generous gift.

Action

     
 

H. Consideration and Possible Action to Change the Date of the September Meeting of the Executive Committee Meeting from September 14, 2000 to September 7, 2000

RESOLVED, That the date of the September 14, 2000 Executive Committee meeting as set by Board Resolution 1314 on September 9, 1999 be changed to Thursday, September 7, 2000 with

Action

 

H. Consideration and Possible Action to Change the Date of the September Meeting of the Executive Committee Meeting from September 14, 2000 to September 7, 2000 (continued)

the time and location of the meeting remaining the same, namely 12:00 noon, in the 6th Floor Conference Room of the Administrative

Offices, 233 Post Street, San Francisco.

Action

     
 

I. Other Informational Items

Discussion

     

IV.

Director’s Report - Harry S. Parker III

 
     
 

A. Report on Proposition G Passed by San Francisco Voters in November 1999 Which Amended Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code, The Sunshine Ordinance

Discussion

     
 

B. Report on the Revision of the San Francisco Administrative Code, Chapter 28, Fine Arts Museums, Sale, Exchange or Transfer of Works of Art (See Appendix C)

Discussion

     
 

C. Report on de Young Museum Activities during Period of Closure

Discussion

     
 

D. Update on City Budget

Discussion

     
 

E. Current and Future Exhibits

Discussion

     
 

F. Other Informational Items

Discussion

     

VIII.

Report of the Civic Affairs Committee - Ms. Frankie Jacobs Gillette, Chair and Vice President (See Appendix D)

Discussion

     

IX.

Public Comment

Members of the public may address the Board of Trustees on items not on the agenda that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Speakers may address the Board for up to three minutes; the President or the Board of Trustees may limit the total comment to thirty minutes.

 
     

X.

Meeting Schedule, Future Events and Current and Future Exhibits (See Appendix C)

Discussion

XI.

Adjournment in Memory of Mrs. Charles A. Munn, Honorary Trustee - Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey, President

Action

Public Meeting Requirements Relating to Accessibility

The subsequent information is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); the following will be made available upon request: (1) American sign language interpreters; (2) a sound enhancement system; (3) a meeting agenda available in alternative formats; and (4) a reader during the meeting. To arrange for these services, please contact Judy Gough at (415) 750-3669 at least two working days prior to a meeting. A late request will be honored if possible. Minutes of the meeting will be made in alternative formats upon request. Meeting agendas are available on the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco website, www.thinker.org.

In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, those attending public meetings are reminded that others may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

The MUNI’s wheelchair-accessible No. 44 line (south bound) stops in front of the de Young Museum. The No. 44 line (north bound) stops in front of the Academy of Sciences. For access to the de Young Museum by BART from the East Bay, get off at the New Montgomery Station. Take MUNI’s No. 38 line (Geary) to 6th Avenue and transfer to the No. 44 line (O’Shaughnessy). For access to the de Young Museum by BART from Daly City, get off at the Civic Center Station. Take MUNI’s No. 71 line (outbound) and transfer at 6th Avenue at Lincoln Way to the No. 44 line (O’Shaughnessy). There is accessible parking spaces (disabled-designated) available at the following locations: a) the de Young Museum parking lot (driveway access at 10th Avenue and Kennedy Drive); and b) the Music Concourse area, east end (access from Tea Garden Drive).

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. For Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD), the Museums use the California Relay Service.

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions 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 (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force:

Donna Hall, Administrator
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force
City Hall, Room 244
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4689
Office: (415) 554-7724
Fax: (415) 554-5163
E-mail: Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco

Public Library and on the City’s website at www.ci.sf.ca.us/sfbos.org/sunshine.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may submit written comments to Judy Gough, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 233 Post Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94108. Public documents referred to in the agenda may be inspected at the Administrative Offices of the Fine Arts Museums located at 233 Post Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94108. Please contact Judy Gough at (415) 750-3669 to make arrangements.

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