Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Council Chambers, 990 Palm Street
On February 5, 2019, Council directed staff to research a potential monument policy, with the direction that the first step be gathering information for a Study Session and presenting it to Council for consideration and further direction.
This Report was developed through the lens adopted by Council in its Vision for its 2019-21 Major City Goals regarding Inclusivity which states:
The City of San Luis Obispo is a dynamic community embracing its future while respecting its past with core values of civility, sustainability, diversity, inclusivity, regionalism, partnership, and resiliency.
On July 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. the City Council will review and discuss research information developed on monument policies and provide feedback on next steps.
The City's Public Art Program has 70 unique pieces of public art ranging from murals, mosaics, oil and water color paintings, utility box art, stained glass, sculptures, benches, bridge railings, and more may be seen throughout the City.
Discover the Public Art in San Luis Obispo through an Interactive Storyboard Map:
The Parks and Recreation Department oversees the City's vibrant Public Art Program which consists of three distinct components:
CITY-OWNED PUBLIC ART: The City of San Luis Obispo currently administers a Visual Arts in Public Places program which encourages public art in new and existing buildings, parks, streets and other development projects for the enjoyment its citizens and visitors. For most of its capital projects, the City sets aside 1% of the construction cost to a citywide fund used to support other worthwhile public art projects.
PRIVATE ART IN PUBLIC PLACES (AIPP): The City also has an ordinance in place requiring the placement of public art, valued at 0.5% of the total construction cost, on privately-funded, non-residential constructions projects costing in excess of $100,000.
PRIVATE DONATIONS OF PUBLIC ART: An additional and important source of of public art is that which is privately funded and located in a public place. The City has been the recipient of several excellent pieces obtained through the private donation program. To donate artwork to the City, please fill out this Art Donation Application.
View the City's Public Art Policies and Procedures here.
Report a maintenance need:
Notice something that needs a little TLC? Help by being our eyes and ears out in the field. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to report a problem or maintenance request.