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

Thursday, March 14, 2002
12:00 Noon
233 Post Street, 6th Floor Conference Room
San Francisco, CA




Calling of the Meeting to Order - Diane B. Wilsey, President



Calling of the Roll



    Alvin H. Baum, Jr.

    Belva Davis, Vice President/Civic Affairs and Audience Development

Richard P. Essey

George Hecksher

    J. Burgess Jamieson

    Diane B. Lloyd-Butler, Vice President/Marketing and Communications

    Nion T. McEvoy

    J. Alec Merriam, Vice President

    Robert P. Morrow III, Vice President/Finance

    Marianne H. Peterson

    Shelagh Rohlen, Vice President/Annual Support

    Lonna Wais

    Diane B. Wilsey, President


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



Closed Session for Conference with Legal Counsel for Existing Litigation

(See Appendix A - Complaint Filed on February 5, 2002 by People for a

New de Young with The Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Francisco, Case Number CPF-02-500598)

A. Public Comment on All Matters Pertaining to the Closed Session

B. Vote on Whether to Hold Closed Session to Confer with Legal Counsel

    [San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(d)]

C. Closed Session Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9 and

    San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(d)


    1. People for a New de Young vs. the City and County of

      San Francisco, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Executive Committee of the Fine Arts Museums of

      San Francisco Filed with The Superior Court of the State of California in and for the County of San Francisco on February 5, 2002, Case Number CPF-02-500598

D. Reconvene in Open Session

    1. Possible Report on Action Taken in Closed Session [Government Code Section 54957.1(a)(2) and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.12(b)(2)]

    2. Vote to Elect Whether to Disclose Any or All Discussions Held

      in Closed Session [San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.12(a)]







Report of the President - Diane B. Wilsey


A. Consideration and Possible Action to Approve the Minutes of the

    January 31, 2002 Meeting of the Board of Trustees (See Appendix B - Draft Minutes)



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

    de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park

    1. Consideration and Possible Action to Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the Corporation of The Fine Arts Museums as

        Developer of the New de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park

        to Expeditiously Proceed with the Construction of the New

        de Young Museum Beginning with the Demolition of the

        Existing Museum Buildings (Draft Resolution To Be Distributed At Meeting)




C. Other Information Items



Director’s Report - Harry S. Parker III


A. Consideration and Possible Action to Approve A Loan Request

              (See Appendix C - Loan Requests)



B. Report on City Budget (See Appendix D - City Budget Request

    FY 2002-03 for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)



C. Report on Current and Future Exhibits



D. Report on the McNeil Volunteer Recognition Awards



E. Other Informational Items




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; the President or the Executive Committee may limit the total comment to thirty minutes.



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



Adjournment - Diane B. 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) 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,

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 available. For Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD), the Museums use the California Relay Service.

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 President may order the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of cell phones, pagers, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.

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 409

    1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

    San Francisco, CA 94102-4683

    Office: (415) 554-7724

    Fax: (415) 554-7854


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. 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.