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Re: Menlo Park Art Commission

From: domainremoved <Kirsten>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2017 23:09:01 +0000

Hi Jim,

Thank you for your email. I appreciate your thoughts. I am sure that
someday we will have an Art Commission again.

Best regards,

On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 2:14 PM <JimLewis_at_(domainremoved)

> Hi Mayor Keith,
> Many, many, many *thanks for your efforts* for the City Council to
> consider the re-establishment of the Menlo Park Art Commission. You
> mentioned last night that there seemed to be little support to do this, and
> thus delaying, or tabling, the topic for another day.
> Council Member Carlton pointed out that the *Parks and Recreation
> Commission* has devoted time to a successful program of ballet,
> Performing Arts Center grants, concerts during the summer at Fremont Park
> and a host of related activities. She is correct - but only in a limited
> way, which I think you recognize as well.
> In talking with the* Chair of the P&R Commission*, he agrees more with
> you that they have NOT had the bandwidith to do this topic justice. Art
> potentially involves much more than the Commission has been doing. He does
> NOT see that they will have time to do it justice this coming year; thus,
> another year will go by with CULTURE taking a backseat to other priorities.
> *With 53 other items* taking up Council and Staff time, I can understand
> the reluctance to impose yet another task. Many items are dependant on
> their be presented at the "right time and the right place". This item seems
> to be one of them.
> *Thanks again* for all you do for the community. It does take many hours,
> talent and attention which I'm most grateful.
> Appreciatively, Jim Lewis
Received on Wed Feb 08 2017 - 15:12:10 PST

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