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NOTE: New meeting date for this meeting

Wednesday, May 6, 2009
3:00 p.m.
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 70


  1. Action.  Hearing and possible motion to approve policy of receiving application and certificate fee payments in the form of checks or money orders only (no cash).   

  2. Action.  Hearing and possible motion to approve authorization of Program Director to request Board of Supervisors for temporary designation of street artist selling spaces on 17th Street, north side, at Castro and Market Streets, as part of a "mini-plaza" proposed by the Castro Upper Market Benefit Community District.

  3. Action.  Hearing and possible motion to reduce wasteful usage of lottery supplies by rescinding procedure which allows street artists to enter into the space-assignment lotteries the names of street artists not present at the lotteries.

    [On July 1, 2002, the Arts Commission adopted a "continuation of amended lottery procedures" which allows street artists to enter into the lotteries names of street artists not present at the lotteries.]

  4. Discussion. Street Artists Program Director's Report.

  5. Discussion. Street Artists Liaison  Committee's Report.

  6. Discussion. New Business/Public Comment.

  7. Adjournment.

April 29, 2009

Explanatory documents are available for public inspection and copying at the Arts Commission office, 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 240, San Francisco CA 94102 during regular business hours. Tel: INFO: (Howard Lazar 415-252-2583).

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