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Civic Cultural Commission Charter

The Civic Cultural Commission, established by Ordinance l494, consists of seven members, appointed by the City Council for terms of four years each. Members, at the time of their appointment and continuously during their incumbency, reside within the City.  Members also demonstrate a deep interest in, and appreciation of, artistic and cultural matters. Members serve without compensation and cannot hold any other public office or position in the City while serving as members of the Commission. Ordinance No. 2121 introduced at the December 16, 1996 Council Meeting changed the terms of Board members to commence June 1 and expire May 31 of even numbered years.

The qualifications for members of the Civic Cultural Commission are found in Section 2.110 of the City Code.

The powers and duties of the Civic Cultural Commission are found in Sec. 2.113 of the Code. Duties include recommendations to City Council or City Manager regarding:

  • The establishment of programs stimulating and encouraging the development and maintenance of the performing and visual arts in the City and to review periodically such programs as are so established;

  • The establishment of programs memorializing or giving recognition to matters of cultural significance in the City and to review periodically such programs as are so established;

  • The removal, relocation, or alteration of existing works of art or items of cultural significance in the possession of the city;

  • The acquisition by the City of any work of art or item of cultural significance and the proposed location thereof;

  • The aesthetics of the design and site development of any building, monument, or other structure to be constructed or acquired by the City;

  • Any matter affecting the beauty and culture of the City.



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