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Parks and Recreation Commission - public art

From: domainremoved <JimLewis_at_>
Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 19:57:50 -0400

Hi Chairman Harris,
I noticed the agenda this month included a visit to three of the city's
parks. That is wonderful.
I was wondering at a meeting later this year if the Commission would
consider a tour of the City's valued and important pieces of public art. Being
aware of what the Art Commission, or others, provided to the city may form
a great frame of reference in what may be appropriate in the future. This
could be a baseline.
Several of the parks have public art. The civic center has several pieces
of public art. As you know, public art helps provide and promote culture,
giving a community a sense of whimsy, pride and heritage.
It would also be great if each month's agenda had a permanent item
entitled "Public Art Update", so that the Art Subcommittee could say either 1)
what items of art occurred within the city during the previous month, or 2) we
have nothing to report (which by and large has been the case for the past
three years, and for the city, for the past 10 years or so).
The City Council has directed that public art be part of the P&R
Commissions work plan. Time permitting, perhaps this can be worked into your
schedule, or if your bandwidth is full with P&R issues, that art be given back to
the City Council and directed elsewhere. Thank you for your service to the
community. It is much appreciated.
Jim Lewis
a concerned citizen
who takes pride in the community
Received on Sat Jul 23 2016 - 17:04:33 PDT

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