Public Art Commission

Background and Purpose

The Public Art Commission (PAC) was created to enrich quality of life through the provision of public art.   The primary role of the PAC is to review proposals for public art that are required of private and municipal development projects with construction costs exceeding $250,000 in value.   Projects that have a public art obligation may satisfy the requirement through: 1) acquisition and installation of public art on the project site, which requires review and approval by the PAC, or 2) payment of an in-lieu contribution into the Alameda Public Art Fund.  Since the Public Art program's inception in 2003, the majority of development projects have satisfied the requirement through installation of on-site public art.

 

Regular Meeting Schedule

The PAC meets on an as-needed basis, and meetings are scheduled on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.  

 

The need for PAC meetings is primarily driven by development projects that have a public art obligation.  As  eligible development projects proceed through the City's approval process,  the project proponents would present a public art proposal before the PAC for review and approval.  This step usually takes place after a project receives Planning and Zoning approvals but prior to issuance of building permits for project construction. 

 

How to Become a Commissioner
To apply, download and complete an application form and submit it to the City Clerk's office.   Applicants are only notified if they are appointed to serve on the Commission.

 

Staff Contact

Allen Tai, Acting Planning Services Manager, atai@alamedaca.gov, (510) 747-6850.

 

MembersFirst AppointmentCurrent Term Expires
Vacant06/30/2014
Sherman Lewis10/16/201206/30/2016
Elizabeth Candelario, Chair07/01/200806/30/2016
Daniel Hoy06/19/201206/30/2015
Esther Mallouh06/19/201206/30/2015