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File #: 2020-7704   
Type: Council Referral
Body: City Council
On agenda: 2/18/2020
Title: Consider Modifications to the Art in City Hall Program. (Mayor Ezzy Ashcraft)
Attachments: 1. October 16, 2018 Staff Report and Guidelines

Consider Modifications to the Art in City Hall Program. (Mayor Ezzy Ashcraft)



The Council can take any of the following actions:
1) Take no action.
2) Refer the matter to staff to schedule as a future City Council agenda item.
3) Take dispositive action if sufficiently noticed such that the public and Council have been provided sufficient information by the published agenda, and no formal published notice of a public hearing is required.

Name of Councilmember requesting referral: Mayor Ezzy Ashcraft

Date of submission to City Clerk (must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on the Monday two weeks before the Council meeting requested): 2/3/2020

Council Meeting date: 2/18/2020

Brief description of the subject to be printed on the agenda, sufficient to inform the City Council and public of the nature of the referral:

The City of Alameda's Art in City Hall Program was launched as a pilot program in January 2018 to provide exhibit opportunities for professional and emerging Alameda artists and arts organizations. This council referral proposes to modify the Art in City Hall Program by April 10, 2020, to retain the use of the 1st floor of City Hall as display space, but eliminate the use of the 3rd floor of City Hall as display space, and add City Hall West at Alameda Point as display space. And also to authorize the City Manager or his designee to select placement of future art work consistent with a professional governmental office environment. The reason for the proposed modification is that the 3rd floor of City Hall is a small, but busy space with minimal spare wall space. It includes the City Clerk's Office that processes passport applications and administers weddings, in addition to its official functions, City Council Chambers, two conference rooms and the City Manager and City Council offices. At the same time, City staff at City Hall West observed that art exhibits are rarely displayed in their building.

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