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CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 4
Approval to activate
City of Brentwood Arts Commission with appointment of interim Arts Commissioners
to revise/update existing ordinance.
Craig D. Bronzan,
Director of Parks and Recreation
Jon Elam, City Manager
Approve appointment of interim Arts Commissioners to revise/update existing ordinance (Chapter 2.44, City of Brentwood Municipal Code) related to City of Brentwood Arts Commission.
2.44 "Arts Commission" was adopted in by City Council in 1988.
a result of the formation of the City of Brentwood Park and Recreation
Commission by the City Council, staff has been working with the commission
related to forming standing committees to work on various park and recreation
issues. The commission
is currently considering committees for bicycle/trails; arbor day/tree
planting; and senior programs.
A cultural arts committee was also under consideration as a result
of a meeting I attended with the community Art and Design committee.
Staff held a follow up meeting with Art and Design committee
members to determine whether there was interest in forming a committee
of the Park and Recreation Commission or a stand alone Arts Commission.
Chapter 2.44 of the City of Brentwood ordinance currently allows for
the existence of an Arts Commission, staff and committee members agreed
that the best course of action was to request City Council consideration
to activate the Arts Commission.
Following the successful appointment of an interim Park and Recreation
Commission to write a draft Park and Recreation Commission ordinance,
staff is recommending that City Council activate the Arts Commission,
as per Chapter 2.44, with interim commissioners who will be charged
with revising/updating Chapter 2.44 for City Council consideration.
Art and Design committee has provided a list of individuals who wish
to serve as interim commissioners to work on the project. The Committee has also provided a list of individuals who attended
a City sponsored meeting last November to discuss the state of the arts
in Brentwood. Staff is
recommending that you appoint all listed individuals who are interested
in serving as interim commissioners, with a term to expire on August
31, 2000. The purpose of
this interim Arts Commission will be to revise/update Chapter 2.44 of
the City of Brentwood Ordinance, bringing back a recommendation to City
Council for consideration by the August 22, 2000, City Council meeting.
City Council will then act on the recommendation, and if approved,
will fill the commissioner positions as outlined in the approved ordinance.
and Recreation staff is willing to act in the capacity as staff liaisons
to the interim commission to assist with process of bringing a recommendation
back to City Council. The
final recommendation to City Council will also address the implications
an arts commission will have related to staffing and City budgets.
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