Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 14-3422    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/14/2014 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 1/13/2015 Final action:
Title: Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of an Ordinance to Revise the Alexandria Commission for the Arts as Outlined in the Public Art Policy and the Public Art Implementation Plan.
Attachments: 1. 14-3422_Ord Cover Commission of Arts, 2. 14-3422_Commission for the Arts Ordinance, 3. 14-3422_Proposed ACA Roster
City of Alexandria, Virginia
________________
 
MEMORANDUM
 
 
 
DATE:      JANUARY 7, 2015
 
TO:            THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL
 
FROM:      MARK B. JINKS, ACTING CITY MANAGER   /s/
 
DOCKET TITLE:      
TITLE
Introduction and First Reading. Consideration. Passage on First Reading of an Ordinance to Revise the Alexandria Commission for the Arts as Outlined in the Public Art Policy and the Public Art Implementation Plan.
BODY
_________________________________________________________________
ISSUE: Review the revised ordinance for the Alexandria Commission for the Arts as outlined in the Public Art Policy and the Public Art Implementation Plan.
      
RECOMMENDATION:  That City Council introduce the ordinance on first reading and set it for public hearing and final adoption on January 24, 2015.   
 
BACKGROUND:
On December 13, 2014 City Council approved the Public Art Policy and the Public Art Implementation Plan.
 
The new policy outlines a new structure and expanded roles and responsibilities for the Alexandria Commission for the Arts to incorporate responsibilities and Commissioner expertise that had belonged to the Public Art Committee and its members.
 
The revised ordinance reflects the structure outlined in the new Public Art Policy and the Public Art Implementation Plan.
 
At their September, 2014 meetings the Public Art Committee and the Alexandria Commission for the Arts voted to support the revised Alexandria Commission for the Arts Ordinance and incorporating members of the Public Art Committee onto the Commission.
 
TRANSITION:
 
Existing members of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts and the Public Art Committee will be reclassified into the new categories and areas of expertise outlined in the policy.
 
In accordance with City policy, four vacancies for the Alexandria Commission for the Arts will be posted for the existing Public Art Committee members to apply. This will temporarily increase the Commission membership from 16 to 18.
 
Through attrition, the Commission expects to be in alignment with the new policy within two years.
 
FISCAL IMPACT:  None
 
ATTACHMENTS:
Attachment 1:  Ordinance Cover for the Alexandria Commission for the Arts
Attachment 2:  Revised Ordinance for the Alexandria Commission for the Arts
Attachment 3:  Proposed ACA Roster
 
STAFF:
 
Emily Baker, Acting Deputy City Manager
Karen Snow, Assistant City Attorney
James Spengler, Director, Recreation Parks & Cultural Activities
Diane Ruggiero, Deputy Director, Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities