Community Investments Committee Meeting (Remote)

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

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    Overview

    As authorized by California Government Code Section 54953(e) and the Mayor’s 45th Supplement to her February 25, 2020 emergency proclamation, this meeting will be held remotely without providing a physical location. Members of the Community Investments Committee will participate and vote by video. Members of the public may observe the meeting and provide public comment online at https://bit.ly/CIC221 . Instructions for providing public comment are below.

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    Arts Commissioners: Janine Shiota Chair; J. Riccardo Benavides, Seth Brenzel, Chuck Collins, Jeanne McCoy, Nabiel Musleh, Marcus Shelby

    Agenda

    1. Call to Order, Roll call, Agenda Changes, Land Acknowledgment
      • Call to order
      • Roll call / Confirmation of quorum
      • Agenda Changes
      • Ramaytush Ohlone Land Acknowledgement

      The San Francisco Arts Commission acknowledges that we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. As the indigenous stewards of this land and in accordance with their traditions, the Ramaytush Ohlone have never ceded, lost nor forgotten their responsibilities as the caretakers of this place, as well as for all peoples who reside in their traditional territory. As guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. We wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the ancestors, elders and relatives of the Ramaytush Community and by affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples. As a department dedicated to promoting a diverse and equitable Arts and Culture environment in San Francisco, we are committed to supporting the traditional and contemporary evolution of the American Indian community.

    2. General Public Comment

      Discussion

      (This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Commission’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Commission’s consideration.)

    3. Arts Impact Endowment - First Time Grantee Initiative Grants

      Discussion and Possible Action
       
      Staff Presenters: Senior Program Officer Debbie Ng 
       
      Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

      Discussion and possible action to approve an additional funding recommendation of the Arts Impact Endowment - First Time Grantee Initiative, Space/Capital Support to award one (1) grant to San Francisco Art Book Fair LLC, funded by the FY21 Arts Impact Endowment in accordance with the priorities outlined in the Community Services Allocation Plan; and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into a grant agreement not to exceed $50,000 at this time.

    4. Special Project Grants

      Discussion and Possible Action
       
      Staff Presenter: Senior Program Officer Debbie Ng 

      Presentation Time: Approximately 5 minutes

      Discussion and possible action approve recommendations to award seven (7) Special Project Grants, funded by District Supervisor Add-Backs to the following organizations and to authorize the Director of Cultural Affairs to enter into grant agreements with each organization for amounts not to exceed the following at this time.
       

      i. District 5 – Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society, $62,250 over one year to support a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) History Project in the Mid-Market/Tenderloin neighborhood.

      ii. District 5 - Mission Art 415, Inc., $75,000 over one year to support Murals and arts-related events in Fillmore, Hayes Valley, and Tenderloin neighborhoods.

      iii. District 7 – Michael Ritch, $24,950 over one year to support Utility Box Mural Installation and Repair along Ocean Avenue and neighboring streets.

      iv. District 8 - Eureka Valley Neighborhood Association (Fiscal Sponsor: Castro Upper Market Community Benefit District Inc.) $25,000 over one year to support Mural Restoration.

      v. District 9 – Galeria Studio 24, $300,000 over two years to support an Arts Fellow Program in the Mission District including the hiring of four (4) four fellows to develop a partnership with the San Francisco Latino Parity and Equity Coalition and the Latino Task Force Coalition.

      vi. Citywide Maya Angelou Celebration - African American Shakespeare Company, $50,000 over one year to support free community events commemorating Maya Angelou.

      vii. Citywide Maya Angelou Celebration – Youth Speaks Inc., $50,000 over one year to support free community events commemorating Maya Angelou.

    5. Commissioner Site Visits to Cultural Centers

      Discussion 

      Staff Presenter: Deputy Director of Programs Joanne Lee

      Presentation Time: Approximately 30 minutes

      Commissioners report on site visits to SOMArts Cultural Center and subgrantee, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (a virtual center), Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts and Queer Cultural Center (a virtual center).

    6. Staff Report

      Discussion

      Staff Presenter: Senior Program Officer Debbie Ng 

    7. New Business and Announcements

      Discussion

      (This item is to allow the Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration, to report on recent arts activities and to make announcements.)

    8. Adjournment

      Action

    Date & Time

    Tuesday, February 21, 2023
    1:00 pm

    Documents

    February 21, 2023 Community Investment Committee Meeting Minutes

    February 21, 2023 Community Investments Committee Meeting Slide Presentation

    Notices

    Timestamp

    Timestamp

    Agenda posted: 2/15/2023, 4:30PM, a.d.v.

    Agenda updated: 2/16/23, 4:15PM, a.d.v.

    Draft Minutes posted: 3/2/23, 11:30AM, a.d.v

    Minutes Approved: 3/6/23

    Minutes updated: 3/7/23, 11:15am, a.d.v.

    WebEx Information

    WebEx Information

    You may join the meeting from a desktop computer, mobile device, or telephone. You can learn about WebEx System Requirements

    Video Conferencing Instructions: 
    To attend the meeting using the WebEx application: https://bit.ly/CIC221  Webinar password: FebCIC2023 (33224220 from phones)

    You will then be prompted to enter the following information: 

    First and Last Name: These fields are required to be entered; however, if you wish to remain anonymous, you may type “Public” in the first and last name fields. 

    Email Address: This field is required to be entered; however, if you wish to remain anonymous, you may type “Public@public.com” in the email field. 

    Click the “Join Now” button to join the meeting. Note: If you click on the link before the meeting begins, you may need to refresh the page to join the meeting. 

    Audio Conferencing Instructions: 
    To attend the meeting via phone, call: 1-415-655-0001. Enter Access Code: 2492 115 8452 Numeric Passcode: (33224220 from phones)

    Public comment

    Public comment

    Public comment in regard to specific agenda items will be taken before or during consideration of the item. Each speaker may speak for up to three minutes per agenda item, unless the Chair has announced a different length of time at the beginning of the meeting. Speakers may not transfer their time to another person. Any person speaking during a public comment period may supply a written summary of their comments to be included in the minutes if it is 150 words or less. 

    Agenda Item Information / Materials Available

    Agenda Item Information / Materials Available

    Each item on the agenda may include the following documents: 

    1) Department or Agency or report; 

    2) Public correspondence; 

    3) Other explanatory documents. 

    During the pendency of the closure of the Commission’s offices during the COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place Order and related disruptions to on-site business processes, explanatory documents listed above, as well as documents created or distributed after the posting of this agenda to the Arts Commission will be available only electronically, please contact:  sfac.grants@sfgov.org. PLEASE NOTE: The Arts Commission often receives documents created or submitted by other City officials, agencies or departments after the posting of the Arts Commission agenda. For such documents or presentations, members of the public may wish to contact the originating agency if they seek documents not yet provided to the Arts Commission. 

    Meeting procedures

    Meeting procedures

    1. Agenda items will normally be heard in order. Please note, that on occasion a special circumstance may necessitate that an agenda item be taken out of order. To ensure that an agenda item is not missed, it is advised to arrive at the beginning of the meeting. All agenda changes will be announced by the Chair at the top of the meeting. 

    2. Public comment will be taken before or during the Committee’s consideration of each agenda item. Each speaker will be allowed to speak for the time allotted by the Chair at the top of the meeting or up to three (3) minutes.  

    3. During General Public Comment, members of the public may address the Commissioners on matters that are within the Arts Commission’s jurisdiction and are not on the agenda. 

    4. Any person speaking during a public comment period may supply a brief written summary of their comments, which shall, if no more than 150 words, be included in the official file. Written comments pertaining to this meeting should be submitted to sfac.grants@sfgov.org.

    Electronic devices prohibited

    Electronic devices prohibited

    The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting, except as necessary to participate remotely. The Chair may order the exclusion from participation of any person responsible for improper disruptions to this remote meeting. 

    Sunshine Ordinance

    Sunshine Ordinance

    Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact by mail to Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at 415-554 7724; by fax at 415-554 7854; or by email at sotf@sfgov.org

    Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, http://www.sfgov.org/sunshine/

    Lobbyist registration and reporting requirements

    Lobbyist registration and reporting requirements

    Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100-2.160) to register and report lobbying activity.

    For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone 415/252-3100, fax 415/252-3112 and sfethics.org

    Accessibility Meeting Policy

    Accessibility Meeting Policy

    Accessibility Meeting Policy 

    Per the American Disabilities Act and the Language Access Ordinance, Chinese, Spanish, and/or American Sign Language interpreters will be available upon request. Additionally, every effort will be made to provide a sound enhancement system, meeting materials in alternative formats, and/or a reader. Minutes may be translated after they have been adopted by the Commission. For all these requests, please contact sfac.grants@sfgov.org at least 48 hours before the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. The hearing room is wheelchair accessible. 

    利便参與會議的相關規定 

    根據美國殘疾人士法案和語言服務條例,中文、西班牙語、和/或美國手語翻譯人員在收到要求後將會提供翻譯服務。另外,我們將盡力提供擴音設備。同時也將會提供不同格式的會議資料, 和/或者提供閱讀器。此外,翻譯版本的會議記錄可在委員會通過後提供。上述的要求,請於會議前最少48小時致電 sfac.grants@sfgov.org向 提出。逾期提出的請求,若可能的話,亦會被考慮接納。聽證室設有輪椅通道。 

    POLITICA DE ACCESO A LA REUNIÓN 

    De acuerdo con la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (American Disabilities Act) y la Ordenanza de Acceso a Idiomas (Language Access Ordinance) intérpretes de chino, español, y lenguaje de señas estarán disponibles de ser requeridos. En adición, se hará todo el esfuerzo posible para proveer un sistema mejoramiento de sonido, materiales de la reunión en formatos alternativos, y/o proveer un leedor. Las minutas podrán ser traducidas luego de ser aprobadas por la Comisión. Para solicitar estos servicios, favor contactar asfac.grants@sfgov.org por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión. Las solicitudes tardías serán consideradas de ser posible. La sala de audiencia es accesible a silla de ruedas. 

    Patakaran para sa pag-access ng mga Miting 

    Ayon sa batas ng American Disabilities Act at ng Language Access Ordinance, maaring mag-request ng mga tagapagsalin wika sa salitang Tsino, Espanyol at/o sa may kapansanan pandinig  sa American Sign Language. Bukod pa dito, sisikapin gawan ng paraan na makapaglaan ng gamit upang lalong pabutihin ang inyong pakikinig, maibahagi ang mga kaganapan ng miting sa iba't ibang anyo, at/o isang tagapagbasa. Ang mga kaganapan ng miting ay maaring isalin sa ibang wika matapos ito ay aprobahan ng komisyon. Sa mga ganitong uri ng kahilingan, mangyari po lamang makipag ugnayan kay sfac.grants@sfgov.org. Magbigay po lamang ng hindi bababa sa 48 oras na abiso bago ng miting. Kung maari, ang mga late na hiling ay posibleng tanggapin. Ang silid ng pagpupulungan ay accessible sa mga naka wheelchair. 

    Disability Access 

    Disability Access 

    To obtain a disability‐related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact sfac.grants@sfgov.org, at least 48 hours before the meeting, except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline is 4:00 p.m. the previous Friday. 

    Last updated September 12, 2023