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<br /> <br />PREPARED BY : RYAN BAKER <br /> Library Director <br /> <br /> <br />Reviewed by: Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager, Town Attorney, and Finance Director <br /> <br /> <br />110 E. Main Street Los Gatos, CA 95030 ●A 40 8 -354 -68 32 <br /> <br />TOWN OF LOS GATOS <br />COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br />MEETING DATE: 06/19 /2018 <br />ITEM NO: 1 6 <br /> <br /> <br />D ATE : JUNE 19, 2018 <br />TO : MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL <br />FROM: LAUREL PREVETTI, TOWN MANAGER <br />SUBJECT: RECEIVE THE ARTS AND CULTURAL COMMISSION’S PUBLIC BENEFIT <br />ASSESSMENT FOR PUBLIC ART RESEARCH STUDY AND PROVIDE <br />DIRECTION ON THE COMMISSION’S RECOMMENDATION TO PREPARE AN <br />ORDINANCE DESIGNATING ONE HALF OF ONE PERCENT OF ALL PRIVATE <br />BUILDING PROJECTS WITH TOTAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS GREATER THAN <br />$200,000 FOR FUNDING PUBLIC ART PROGRAMS IN THE TOWN <br /> <br /> <br />RECOMMENDATION : <br /> <br />Receive the Arts and Cultural Commission ’sA Public Benefit Assessment for Public Art Research <br />Study and p rovide direction on the Commission’sArecommendationAtoAprepareAanAordinanceA <br />designating one half of one percent of all private building projects with total construction costs <br />greater than $200,000 for funding public art programs in the Town. <br /> <br />BACKGROUND : <br /> <br />This report is the result of the work of the Arts and Cultural Commission addressing the <br />Strategic Arts Plan goal of exploring funding options to establish an ongoing arts funding <br />source. <br /> <br />In August of 2015 the Arts and Cultural Commissio n began a strategi c planning process to <br />create a public arts plan and develop public art goals. At the January 19, 2016 Town Council <br />m eeting, Council received an update on the Commission’s strategic plan, approved the art plan <br />goal areas and voted to allocate $5,000 to the Commission to continue the strategic planning <br />process. The three major identified goals included public art, funding, and community <br />engagement and outreach. <br />