PUBLIC ARTS COMMITTEE
1.70.010 Created; Membership.
1.70.020 Terms of members; Vacancies.
1.70.030 Proceedings of Committee.
1.70.040 Duties and responsibilities of Committee.
1.70.010 Created; Membership. a. There shall be a City of Homer Public Arts Committee, hereinafter referred to as the Committee. The Committee shall consist of five members, who shall be appointed by the Mayor subject to confirmation by the City Council. Prior to making appointments, the Mayor may solicit nominations from the Pratt Museum, community arts groups, and the public. All members of the Public Arts Committee may have a demonstrated interest and familiarity with arts and culture, either through professional practice or volunteer work. When considering applicants, preference may be given to:
1. A working professional artist.
2. A person working in the public education community.
3. A City Council member.
4. A person with experience or training related to the arts, such as art history, or employment in fields such as architecture, education, curation, conservation, performing arts or visual arts.
5. A person representing the public at large.
b. One committee member may reside outside the city limits; provided that preference shall be given to city resident applicants.
1.70.020 Terms of members; Vacancies. a. Members of the Committee are appointed for two-year terms, with three terms and four terms commencing in alternate years.
b. A vacancy on the Committee is filled for the unexpired term by appointment by the Mayor subject to confirmation by the City Council.
c. The Committee may declare a vacancy in the office of a Committee member with three or more unexcused absences from successive regular and special meetings of the Committee.
1.70.030 Proceedings of Committee. a. The Committee may adopt, and from time to time amend, regulations governing its proceedings, which shall be effective upon approval by City Council resolution.
b. The Committee annually shall elect a chair and vice chair from its membership. The chair shall preside at meetings of the Committee. In the absence of the chair, the vice chair shall perform the duties of the chair.
1.70.040 Powers and duties. The Committee shall have the following powers and duties:
a. Advise the City Council, and City boards, commissions and departments regarding the support of the arts.
b. Establish, subject to approval by City Council resolution, policies and procedures regarding the acquisition, maintenance and disposition of works of art by the City.
c. Perform the functions related to the funding of works of art in public places that are prescribed in HCC Chapter 18.07.
d. Advise the City in its administration of the public arts fund established by HCC 18.07.090.
e. Further the development and public awareness of the arts in the City. (Ord. 10-55(A)§1, 2011).