Public Art Commission

Mural of sea turtle swimming

The Commission shall consist of seven persons who are practicing arts professionals. The Mayor and each Councilmember shall select a representative from among the City’s residents, at large, consistent with the requirements of Salinas Municipal Code Section 3-01.02. Interested residents may also apply to be a part of the commission for consideration by their Councilmember or the Mayor. The Public Art Commission is advisory to the City Council and in that capacity has a number of duties with respect to the public art program, as set forth in Article 1 of Chapter 5 of the Salinas City Code. Among those duties, the Public Art Commission shall review proposed public art and public art projects and make recommendations to the City Council. The Public Art Commission’s recommendations will be presented to the City Council for final approval. The Public Art Commission will provide a report stating the reasons for its selection(s), addressing the purpose and the intent of the City’s public art program and the policies and procedures expressed herein. A staff report accompanying the recommendation will be presented to the City Council. The City Council shall approve or disapprove or modify the recommendation of the Public Art Commission.

One of the Public Art Commission’s primary activities is the preparation of a Public Arts Plan which will describe the funding sources, budgets, and descriptions of proposed and ongoing public art projects and establishes budgets and descriptions for new public art projects. Per Ordinance, the Public Arts Plan will be submitted to the City Council annually no later than April 1 of each year.