Chapter 3.31


3.31.010    Established.

3.31.020    Definitions.

3.31.030    Deposits into the arts in public places fund.

3.31.040    Uses of funds.

3.31.050    Responsibilities of arts commission.

3.31.010 Established.

There is hereby established in the city treasury a special fund to be known and designated as the “art in public places fund” for the purpose of providing funds for acquiring and maintaining public art. [Ord. 684 § 1, 2018; Ord. 238 § 1, 1998]

3.31.020 Definitions.

As used in connection with the art in public places fund, the following terms have the meanings set forth below:

(1) “Acquisition of real property” means the purchase of parcels of land or existing buildings and structures, including associated costs such as appraisals or negotiations.

(2) “Art in public places” means any expression by an artist of visual works of art available to the public in an open city-owned facility in areas designated as public areas, or non-city-owned property if the work of art is installed or financed, either in whole or in part, by the city.

(3) “Arts commission” means the Burien arts commission.

(4) “Equipment” means equipment or furnishings that are portable.

(5) “Per capita” shall mean “for each person.”

(6) “Per capita funding methodology” shall mean the sum of $0.50 multiplied by the total number of people residing in the city of Burien according to the annual population as calculated by the Washington State Office of Financial Management for the previous year in which the annual deposit to the fund is made. [Ord. 684 § 1, 2018; Ord. 238 § 2, 1998]

3.31.030 Deposits into the arts in public places fund.

Deposits into the arts in public places fund shall be appropriated annually based on a $0.50 per capita contribution from the general fund. [Ord. 684 § 1, 2018; Ord. 238 § 3, 1998]

3.31.040 Uses of funds.

All appropriations shall be pooled into the art in public places fund. These funds shall be used for:

(1) Selection, acquisition and installation or display of original works of visual art which may be an integral part of a project, or be placed in another public facility.

(2) Repairs and maintenance of public art.

(3) Other project-specific expenses of selection and acquisition; provided, that no part of the funds shall be used to pay administrative staffing expenses of the program.

Any unexpended funds which remain in the fund at the end of any budget year shall not be transferred to the general fund or otherwise lapse, but the unexpended funds shall be carried forward from year to year until expended for the purposes set forth in this section, unless otherwise directed by city council. [Ord. 684 § 1, 2018; Ord. 238 § 6, 1998. Formerly 3.31.060]

3.31.050 Responsibilities of arts commission.

Annually the arts commission shall make recommendations to the city council that will reflect short- and long-range planning for art works and sites regarding the appropriation of project funds. The recommendations will relate to, but not be limited by, the following:

(1) Art projects will be responsive to the developing public art needs of the community;

(2) Art projects will reflect the scope, scale and character of the site; and

(3) Art projects will be part of new parks and building developments. The arts commission shall carry out all necessary tasks and procedures consistent with established arts policies for the selection, placement and conservation of art works. [Ord. 684 § 1, 2018; Ord. 238 § 7, 1998. Formerly 3.31.070]