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File #: 22-843    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/7/2022 Departments: COUNTY EXECUTIVE
On agenda: 11/1/2022 Final action: 11/1/2022
Title: Measure K: Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) transferring Measure K funds, not to exceed $100,000, from Measure K Reserves to the County Office of Arts and Culture, for countywide arts and culture programs and projects.
Attachments: 1. 20221101_atr_$100,000 OAC.pdf

Special Notice / Hearing:                         None

      Vote Required:                         4/5ths

 

To:                      Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:                      Robin Rodricks, Executive Director, San Mateo County Office of Arts and Culture

Subject:                      Measure K funds for Office of Arts and Culture Programs and Projects

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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Measure K:  Approve an Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) transferring Measure K funds, not to exceed $100,000, from Measure K Reserves to the County Office of Arts and Culture, for countywide arts and culture programs and projects.

 

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BACKGROUND:

Measure K is the half-cent general sales tax initially approved by San Mateo County voters in November 2012 and extended in November 2016 for a total of thirty years.

 

On June 1, 2021, the County Executive’s Office (CEO) initiated an Office of Arts and Culture (OAC) to strengthen the organizational structure of the San Mateo County Arts Commission (SMCAC) with the ultimate goal of elevating the arts and culture as a key driver in enhancing quality of life, education, and the economy in San Mateo County through coordination of art and culture-related comprehensive policies and programs.

 

The OAC’s work includes the adoption and successful roll-out of strategies and goals identified in the SMCAC Strategic Cultural Plan adopted by the Board of Supervisors on February 25, 2020.

 

On August 2, 2022, the Board of Supervisors formally established the OAC under the County Executive’s Office (Resolution No. 079097). In doing so, the Board recognized the value and multi-faceted contributions of arts and culture to support Board priorities in the areas of community wellness, vitality, equity, and education and as a stimulus for the local economy. The Board also instructed the CEO to work with the OAC to develop a sustainable funding and staffing plan, which includes appropriate resources to support the OAC and its work plan, and report back to the Board during the FY2023-24 budget development cycle on a recommended, sustainable budget for the OAC.

 

DISCUSSION:

Until a sustainable funding and staffing plan is finalized, the OAC requires funding to implement and accomplish its goals and strategies.  The OAC also requires matching funds for specific grants provided by the following funder-partners:

                     The California Arts Council (state arts agency)-annual general operating funding received from the state;

                     The David and Lucile Packard Foundation-funding for re-granting to San Mateo County arts and culture organizations and service providers;

                     Dragonfly Community Arts-funding for Title 1 classroom arts/culture education; and

                     Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative-funding for re-granting to San Mateo County arts and culture organizations and service providers.

 

The requested Measure K funds for the OAC programs and projects will be utilized countywide, throughout all Districts, and follow the guidelines of the SMCAC/OAC Equity Statement. The OAC’s programs and projects planned for FY2022-2023 are summarized in the following table:

 

PROGRAM BUDGET FOR OFFICE OF ARTS AND CULTURE

Word Slam:  EPA/EMP poetry and writing competition (August 2022)

$500

Grants Matching Funds

$62,500

Arts in Corrections (In Partnership with Sheriff's Office)

$7,000

Poetry Out Loud (required by State)

$1,500

SMC Office of Education - Joint programming (Dependent on SMCOE staff capacity)

$1,000

Professional Development Programming for Arts organizations and independent artists (3 to 4 programs, $1000 per event for honorariums and expenses)

$3,000

Countywide Arts Celebration

$5,000

Artist Awards: A Women's View annual exhibit (Up to 3 awards of $200 each)

$600

Gallery expenses (labels, hanging rods, etc.)

$500

Filoli program for Foster Youth (Sept. 22, 2022)

$1,400

Juvenile Justice programming (Collaboration with JJDP Commission and Dragonfly Community Arts)

$2,500

Poet Laureate and Youth Poet Laureate/Youth Culture Ambassador programming

 $10,000

Promotional Video of SMC Arts/Culture

$3,000

County Fair: Fine Arts Galleria awards

 $1,500

TOTAL

 $100,000

 

 

PERFORMANCE MEASURE:

Description

Target

Award grant funding to 25 to 30 local arts/culture organizations and arts service providers that promote equity in their work and services

In progress

Sponsor or co-sponsor 4-5 youth-focused arts programs in strategic partnership with the San Mateo County Office of Education, schools, teachers, and arts educators to address the strengths, weaknesses, and equity gaps in arts education

In progress

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Approval of the Appropriation Transfer Request (ATR) will allocate $100,000 in Measure K Reserves to the Office of Arts and Culture. There are sufficient funds in Measure K Reserves for this one-time allocation.