Board of Supervisors Arts Hearing

There will be a hearing on plans for Arts & Culture during the America’s Cup at the Land Use and Economic Development Committee of the Board of Supervisors on Monday, December 5 at 1pm. The hearing has been called by Supervisor Eric Mar who is the chairperson of the committee.

We will be making a presentation and there will also be a public comment period. We will need some people to...

speak. Please let me know if you are interested in attending the hearing/and or speaking. Please also forward this message to other people you think might be interested in participating.

There are three things that we are looking for (choose any that you feel comfortable with):

  1. Individuals and representatives of arts organizations that think it is important that the America’s Cup include a comprehensive arts program.
  2. Individual artists and arts organizations that are planning specific events, exhibitions or installations during the America’s Cup.
  3. Individuals who feel comfortable speaking to broader policy issues such as arts and economic development, cultural tourism, cultural diversity and how an arts component of the America’s Cup would broaden the appeal of the event to more communities, Environmental Impact Reports and the California Environmental Quality Act.

We are trying to be strategic about how many people speak. We want enough to cover all of the points we want to make without being repetitive.

We could also use letters of support for the concept and/or letters that briefly list what activities an individual organization might have planned for the July – September 2013 period that could be part of an America’s Cup arts program.

Letters and statement will be especially important for those people unable to attend on December 5.

We will also be circulating a statement that people can sign onto.