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 typically scheduled on the 4th Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in room 360. Special meetings may take place in the Council Chambers outside of this schedule. Please refer to the Agendas page (button below) to see if meetings are scheduled and for the meeting agendas.
How to Become a Commissioner
To apply to the Public Art Commission, download and complete an application form and submit it to the City Clerk's office. Additional information on the application and appointment process is available here.
To forward information to Commissioners, please contact the Community Development Department at (510) 747-6800.
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