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From: domainremoved <Jim>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 17:03:53 -0500

Honorable Mayor and Council Members:

Last year I came to you requesting that the MENLO PARK ART COMMISSION become more active in the community.

Prior to that, the matter was referred to the Menlo Park Parks and Recreation Commission, but years have gone by and they have NOT had the bandwidth to pursue this. Thus, art in Menlo Park in so many ways, remains relatively dormant, compared to its potential to bring life, vitality, energy and CULTURE to the City.

As Council Member Kirsten Keith said last night at the City Council meeting, one of her goals for the year 2018 is the re-establish the long idle Menlo Park Art Commission, along with providing a one percent (1.0%) program for major development, much like is found in numerous cities with success, both locally and nationally.

You should have no difficulty finding seven (7) qualified and interested local citizens to apply for this Commission. Very likely you will find that only good things will occur as a result.

Art is considered by many as the HEART AND SOLE of the community. This is where inspiration, education, fun and social change can occur. This manifests itself in many ways, such as paintings, sculpture, music, drama, literature and poetry, to name just a few.

Don't let public art be DEAD in Menlo Park; instead, give it a try. Chances are you'll be glad you did.


Jim Lewis
Received on Wed Jan 24 2018 - 14:07:10 PST

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