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CM2018-034 PUBLIC UTILITY BOX ART PROGRAMDATE: May 23, 2018 C 0 t6 0&a&qya MEMORANDUM TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council FROM: Konradt Bartlam, City Man RE: PUBLIC UTILITY BOX ART POGRAM CM2018-034 Council Member Johsz requested that staff look into the possibility of the City establishing a Public Utility Box Art Program. Since his request, the following has occurred. City staff met with the Chino Hills Community Foundation (Board) Chair Peter Rogers, in early March to discuss the potential partnership with the Board and the City to financially support a new City Public Utility Box Art Program. Chair Rogers was interested in the program and placed the item on the agenda for Board consideration on March 12. At the March 12 Board meeting, City staff made a presentation regarding the potential for a Utility Box Art Program. Staff discussed the potential partnership between the City and Board, including the Board's financial support of the program, as well as an advisory position on a Utility Box Art Selection Committee if the program were to happen. Board Member Cynthia Moran stated that she would like to see other types of public art projects before the Board agrees to donate money annually towards any public art project in the City. The Board agreed to table the topic until the following Board meeting. Note: The potential cost of a Utility Box Art Program would be approximately $500 to $1,500 per box to cover the cost of art supplies for the artist. At the May 14 Board meeting, the Board agreed they would like to see Public Art in Chino Hills. The Board is open to a financial partnership with the City, but would like to explore "other" potential public art options at this time, as the Utility Box Art Program would not be their first choice. If the City is to move forward on "any" public art program, staff would need to establish a comprehensive Administrative Policy regarding art in public places, as there are many state laws that protect artists' copyrights. May 23, 2018 Page Two CM2018-034 Though support by the Board did not occur, staff will still agendize the topic for discussion at an upcoming Parks and Recreation Commission meeting. RB:JM:ssr