CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM
Meeting Date: June 12, 2007
Subject/Title: Acceptance of Arts Commissioner’s Resignation
Prepared by: Rebekah Burr-Siegel, Arts Manager
Submitted by: Craig Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation
Accept the resignation request of Arts Commissioner Ron Beatty, effective
June 12, 2007.
Ron Beatty began his appointment as Arts Commissioner with the initiation of
the Arts Commission in January 2001. City Council approved his
re-appointment to the Arts Commission for a final term of three years on
February 28, 2006. Ron Beatty served on the Arts Commission’s Executive
Committee as Chair in 2003 and Past Chair in 2004.
On February 27, 2007 the City Council approved that future vacancies on the
Commission should not be filled until the Commission membership is reduced
to 12 members; at that time, a revision to the Arts Commission Ordinance
should be considered to reduce from 25 to 12. With Commissioner Beatty’s
resignation the Arts Commission is at 12 members.
Ron Beatty notified City staff of his request to resign from the Arts
Commission on May 10, 2007. The Arts Commission accepted Commissioner
Beatty’s letter of resignation on May 23, 2007. Staff is recommending City
Council approve the request.
If approved, there will be twelve Arts Commissioners. As a result of the
action taken by Council on February 27, 2007, as the number of Commissioners
has dropped to 12 staff is recommending the City Council subcommittee of
Mayor Taylor and Council member Stonebarger meet to discuss a revision to
the Arts Commission ordinance.
This report bears no fiscal impact.