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The Cultural and Heritage Commission is hereby established pursuant to Section 900 of the Charter of the City of Anaheim.
.010 Duties. The Cultural and Heritage Commission shall:
(a) Advise the City Council on matters concerning the arts, culture and historic preservation and heritage;
(b) Develop prioritized strategies providing recommendations to City Council related to the implementation of the Cultural Arts Plan;
(c) Oversee the City’s cultural and historical assets (including, but not limited to, the Anaheim Museum and the Mother Colony House).
(d) Facilitate cooperative efforts of private individuals, community organizations, and businesses that promote and enhance the cultural and historic environment of the City through events and programs;
(e) Develop recommendations concerning the allocation of City resources, as available, for the support of cultural and historic works of art, events, and programs within the City;
(f) Explore the need for cultural facilities in the City of Anaheim;
(g) Advise and make recommendations with respect to the temporary and/or permanent placement and maintenance of works of art at City-owned facilities;
(h) Advise and make recommendations related to the acceptance of gifts of art to the City;
(i) Develop a mechanism for soliciting and including public input in the process of selection of works of art and their placement, when appropriate;
(j) Recommend for City Council a set of policies and procedures pertaining to visual art in public places;
(k) Recommend for City Council a set of goals and annual objectives that will serve the visual, performing, literary, and multi-media arts.
(l) Encourage support by private individuals and organizations of the arts and of cultural and historic facilities and programs;
(m) Advocate and enlist community interest and participation in the arts and in cultural and historic programs; and
(n) Perform such additional functions as may be delegated or required by the City Council from time to time.
.020 Advisory Committees. The Commission may appoint advisory committees to oversee the historical and cultural assets of the community. Separate advisory committees may be appointed to address the needs of the Mother Colony House, the Anaheim Museum, Art in Public Places, and other cultural, historical or City heritage purposes as needed.
.030 Composition. The Cultural and Heritage Commission shall consist of seven (7) members.
(a) The Director of the Department of Community Services or his or her designee shall serve as the liaison to the Commission.
(b) The City Manager, the Superintendent of the Anaheim Union High School District and a representative of the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Library Board shall be ex-officio members of the Cultural and Heritage Commission. Such ex-officio members shall have no voting rights at meetings of the Cultural and Heritage Commission and shall not be counted for purposes of determining a quorum for purposes of such meeting.
.040 Qualifications. Each member of the Cultural and Heritage Commission shall be a resident of the City of Anaheim at the time of appointment and during the entire tenure of service on the Commission. Appointed members shall not hold any paid office or employment in the City government and shall not be a current officer or board member of any Anaheim-based arts or cultural organization at the time of the appointment and during the entire tenure of service on the Commission.
.050 Term of Office. Each member of the Commission shall serve a term that runs concurrently with the current term of the elected official who nominated the member, and until his or her respective successor is appointed and qualified.
.060 Unscheduled Vacancies. A vacancy occurring before the expiration of a term of a board or commission member shall be filled by appointment for the remainder of the term in the manner prescribed for appointments in Section 1.04.391.
.070 Meetings. The Cultural and Heritage Commission shall meet regularly at least once a month in the City of Anaheim or in a location authorized by the City Council or as otherwise provided by law. Regular meeting dates and times shall be established by the Commission. A majority of the total number of members of the Commission then in office shall constitute a quorum. The Commission shall comply with the provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act (commencing with Government Code Section 54950, et seq.).
.080 Procedures. The meetings and procedures of the Commission shall be subject to and governed by the resolutions and ordinances of the City Council establishing rules and regulations for City boards and commissions.
.090 Organization. The Cultural and Heritage Commission shall elect one of its members as chairperson on an annual basis, which chairperson shall preside at meetings of the Commission and shall serve at the pleasure of the Commission.
.100 No Compensation. Members of the Cultural and Heritage Commission shall serve without compensation. (Ord. 5892 § 2; October 14, 2003: Ord. 6066 § 2; August 7, 2007: Ord. 6401 § 2 (part); March 21, 2017: Ord. 6458 § 3; January 29, 2019.)
* Editor's Note: Prior ordinance history: Ord. 3793 § 1 (part); December 6, 1977.