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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees

Thursday, May 11, 2000
12:00 Noon
Administrative Offices
233 Post Street, 6th Floor Conference Room
San Francisco, California





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



Calling of the Roll



Alvin H. Baum, Jr.
Belva Davis, Vice President/Civic Affiars
Mrs. Ray Dolby, Vice President/Annual Support
Richard P. Essey
Richard H. Finn, Vice President/Finance
George Hecksher
J. Burgess Jamieson
Diane B. Lloyd-Butler, Vice President/Audience Development
J. Alec Merriam, Vice President/Collections
Nion T. McEvoy
Michael O’Neill
Mrs. Thomas P. Rohlen
Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey, President

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


Report of the President -Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey


A. Consideration and Possible Action to Approve the Minutes April 13, 2000 Meeting of the Board of Trustees (See Appendix A - Draft Minutes)



B. Report of Recent Developments Regarding Plans to Build a New de Young Museum

1. Report on May 2-10, 2000 Associates Trip to Zurich, Basel and London for Opening of the Tate Gallery of Modern Art at Bankside

2. Report on the Citizens’ Initiative for Saturday Closure of John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park






C. Report on the June 8-10, 2000 Meeting of the National Council of the Fine Arts Museums



D. Other Informational Items




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



B. Report on the McNeil Volunteer Recognition Award Program



C. Consideration and Possible Action to Adopt a Resolution to Transfer Funds in the Admission Fund for the Fiscal Year 2000-2001

RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco does hereby authorize the Controller of the City and County of San Francisco to transfer monthly excess revenue over monthly admission operating expenses in the Admission Fund (15CRF RPD) Index Code 615001 to Project PFAADM, Index Code 61500 on a monthly basis for the fiscal year 2000-2001 in conjunction with the Asian Art Museum transfer of monies into Project PAA002; and, be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the funds in Project PFAADM are to be used to reimburse the Corporation of The Fine Arts Museums for expenses incurred on behalf of the Museums.



D. Report on the City Budget



E. Report on Current and Future Exhibits



F. Other Informational Items



Report of the Education Committee - Mrs. Charles F. Willis, Chair



A. Report on the Education Council Event - Treasure Hunt, June 12, 2000, 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., de Young Museum




Public Comment

Members of the public may address the Executive Committee 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 Executive Committee for up to three minutes.



Meeting Schedule, Future Events and Current and Future Exhibits (See Appendix B - List of Board and Executive Committee Meetings, Events and Exhibitions)




Adjournment - Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey, President


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. An agenda of meeting available in alternative formats
4. A reader during the meeting

To arrange for the above services, please contact Judy Gough at (415) 750-3669 at least two working days prior to the meeting. Minutes of the meeting will be made in alternate formats upon request. Meeting agendas are available on the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco website,

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.

For access to 233 Post Street by BART, get off at the Montgomery Street Station. MUNI’s wheelchair-accessible No. 38 line may also be taken to Geary and Stockton Streets, as well as wheelchair-accessible No. 2 line (east bound), which stops close to 233 Post Street. For more information about MUNI’s accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. Accessible parking space (disabled-designated) is available at the Stockton-Sutter Parking Garage.

Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be provided. 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:

Rachel Arnstine O’Hara, Clerk
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force
City Hall, Room 362
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4683
Office: (415) 554-6171
Fax: (415) 554-6177
E-mail: Rachel_ArnstineO’

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

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.