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File #: 23-292    Version: 1 Name: CC_Washington - National Gateway Artwork
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 10/4/2022 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 10/24/2022 Final action:
Title: CC - ACTION ITEM: 1) Consideration of a Recommendation from the Cultural Affairs Commission Regarding a Concept for a Permanent Artwork by Charles Gaines for Washington and National Blvds.; 2) FOUR-FIFTHS VOTE REQUIREMENT: Approval of a Budget Amendment in the amount of $142,000; 3) Approve an Amendment to the Agreement with Dyson & Womack in the Amount of $235,000; 4) Approve an Agreement with Charles Gaines Studio in the Amount of $120,000; and 5) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.
Attachments: 1. 22-10-24_ATT No. 1_Historical Report, 2. 22-10-24_ATT No. 2_A Frame for a Tree - Charles Gaines Proposal, 3. 22-10-24_ATT No. 3_July 27, 2022 Ficus Inspection, 4. 22-10-24_ATT No. 4_Letter from D&W re Geotechnical Review, 5. 22-10-24_ATT No. 5_Design Phase 2 Cost Proposal
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CC - ACTION ITEM: 1) Consideration of a Recommendation from the Cultural Affairs Commission Regarding a Concept for a Permanent Artwork by Charles Gaines for Washington and National Blvds.; 2) FOUR-FIFTHS VOTE REQUIREMENT: Approval of a Budget Amendment in the amount of $142,000; 3) Approve an Amendment to the Agreement with Dyson & Womack in the Amount of $235,000; 4) Approve an Agreement with Charles Gaines Studio in the Amount of $120,000; and 5) Direction to the City Manager as Deemed Appropriate.

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Meeting Date: October 24, 2022

Contact Person/Dept: Christine Byers / City Manager - Cultural Affairs

Phone Number: (310) 253-6003

Fiscal Impact: Yes [X] No [] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Attachments: Yes [X] No []

Public Notification: Meetings and Agendas - City Council (10/19/2022); Project Art Panel (10/11/2022) and Art Committee (10/11/2022)

Department Approval: Jesse Mays, Assistant City Manager (10/19/2022)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council consider the recommendation from the Cultural Affairs Commission (CAC), and 1) approve a concept for a permanent artwork by Charles Gaines for Washington and National Blvds.; 2) approve a budget amendment in the amount of $142,000 (four-fifths vote requirement; 3) approve an amendment to the agreement with Dyson & Womack in the amount of $235,000; 4) approve an agreement with Charles Gaines Studio in the amount of $120,000; and 5) provide direction to the City Manager as deemed appropriate.


BACKGROUND

On February 22, 2016, the City Council approved a streetscape plan for the Washington/National Transit Oriented Development (TOD) District. The staff report included information on a potential collaborative art feature that could serve both as a gateway and a means of visually unifying the four corners of the Washington/National intersection (Project Site). The Cultural Affairs Commission (CAC...

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