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File #: 2020-0566   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Passed
File created: 8/14/2020 In control: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
On agenda: 8/27/2020 Final action: 8/27/2020
Title: APPROVE Amending Motion by Directors Butts, Garcetti, and Garcia that the Board direct the CEO to initiate the following policy directives: 1. Instruct staff to return to this Board in September with a specific set-aside percentage of interior space on both rail and busses to accommodate the placement of Metro Art posters, with preference for local artists, as we have done in the past; and 2. Include in the FY 21 Budget $400,000 dollars to accomplish the goals outlined above. Staff will reprioritize available resources and work cross-departmentally to identify internal and external funding opportunities to support the projects.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Eric Garcetti, James Butts, Metro Art, Motion / Motion Response, Robert Garcia
Attachments: 1. RBM Item 45.1 (Before Revision)
Related files: 2020-0427
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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
AUGUST 20, 2020
REVISED

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Amending Motion by:

DIRECTORS BUTTS, GARCETTI, AND GARCIA

Related to Item 45: Report on Motion to "Uplift the Human Spirit Through Metro Art"

Metro staff has returned to the Board with an excellent response to the above Motion in so afar identifying immediate initiatives that can be implemented in the next six months including:

1. Champion artistic expression of local visual artists through posters within Metro's allocation of advertising spaces, including on buses and trains, when/where space is available

2. Partner with community based cultural organizations to interpret and document this pivotal moment

3. Curate cultural programming to foster connections with the public, and

4. Commission local artists to creatively convey 'new manners', safety messaging and mobility.

While the report is very good as far as it goes, the Item before us is presented for information only with no financial funding being recommended.

We cannot accomplish the initiatives described above and create an inclusionary synergy with Metro's Customer Experience "Surprise and Delight" program, including such aspects as Performance Art, without providing funding.

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SUBJECT: AMENDMENT TO REPORT ON MOTION TO "UPLIFT THE HUMAN SPIRIT THROUGH METRO ART"

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APPROVE Amending Motion by Directors Butts, Garcetti, and Garcia that the Board direct the CEO to initiate the following policy directives:

1. Instruct staff to return to this Board in September with a specific set-aside percentage of interior space on both rail and busses to accommodate the placement of Metro Art posters, with preference for local artists, as we have done in the past; and

2. Include in the FY 21 Budget $400,000 dollars to accomplish the goals outlined above. Staff will reprioritize available resources and work cross-departmentally to identify internal and external funding opportunities to ...

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