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|CITY COUNCIL AGENDA ITEM NO. 4
Meeting Date: January 8, 2008
Subject/Title: Appointment of Greg Ruiz, Juan Castillo, and Wanda Groseclose for a two-year term, and Karen Halbe and Patrick McCarran for a one-year term to the Arts Commission
Prepared by: Mayor Robert Taylor
City Council member Erick Stonebarger
Submitted by: Craig D. Bronzan, Director of Parks and Recreation
Accept the recommendation of the City Council Arts Commission liaison committee to appoint Greg Ruiz, Juan Castillo, and Wanda Grossclose as Commissioners for a two-year term (January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2009) and Karen Halbe and Patrick McCarran as Commissioners for a one-year term (January 1, 2008 – December 31, 2008).
On September 12, 2000, City Council approved Chapter 2.44 Arts Commission of the Brentwood Municipal Code which established the present Arts Commission.
On September 23, 2003, City Council waived the second reading of Ordinance #760 amending Chapter 2.44 Arts Commission to amend officers (adding position of Past-Chair), add the position of poet laureate, and establish the Public Art Program.
On February 27, 2007, City Council reappointed 3 members/appointed 2 new members and approved recommendations related to future Commissioner interviews, appointment of a City Council Art Commission liaison (Mayor Taylor) and alternate (Councilmember Stonebarger), and the future filling of Commission vacancies.
On September 11, 2007, City Council introduced and waived the first reading of an Ordinance amending in its entirety; Chapter 2.44 of Title 2 of the Brentwood Municipal Code entitled “Arts Commission” with a new Chapter 2.44 entitled “Arts”.
On September 25, 2007, City Council waived the second reading and adopted Ordinance 847 amending in its entirety, Chapter 2.44 of Title 2 of the Brentwood Municipal Code entitled “Arts Commission” with a new chapter 2.44 entitled “Arts”.
As a result of the establishment of the new ordinance entitled “Arts”, City Council liaison Mayor Taylor and alternate Erick Stonebarger interviewed seven applicants for the new arts commission positions.
As a result of the interview process, Mayor Taylor and Council member Stonebarger are recommending Greg Ruiz, Juan Castillo, and Wanda Grossclose for two-year terms (January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2009) and Karen Halbe and Patrick McCarran to one-year terms (January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008). Once action is approved by City Council, the new arts commissioners will attend their first Arts Commission meeting on January 16, 2008.
There is no fiscal impact to the City.
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