Chapter 2.17


2.17.010    Purpose.

2.17.020    Arts commission created – Membership.

2.17.030    Repealed.

2.17.040    Meetings.

2.17.050    Duties.

2.17.060    Severability.

2.17.070    Repealed.

2.17.010 Purpose.

The purpose and intent of this chapter is to make available to the city council and staff an advisory body to provide expertise on visual, performing, and literary arts (described as “art” hereafter) as cultural enrichment opportunities. The committee will also encourage and support art in Richland to improve quality of life, strengthen economic development, and revitalize the community. [Ord. 13-04; Ord. 69-18 § 1].

2.17.020 Arts commission created – Membership.

There is hereby created within the city of Richland an arts commission composed of six adult members and one youth member between the age of 16 and 19 appointed by the city council. Adult commission members shall be appointed for a term of three years each. Youth commission members shall be appointed for a term of one year each.

The city council wishes to balance the commission between people who are involved in the making of art and those who enjoy art. In making appointments to the committee, the city council shall strive to appoint individuals with multiple skills, experience and expertise from various disciplines and backgrounds applicable to the committee’s purpose. [Ord. 13-04; Ord. 27-04; Ord. 10-09; Ord. 11-15 § 1; Ord. 69-18 § 1].

2.17.030 Removal – Vacancies.

Repealed by Ord. 69-18. [Ord. 13-04].

2.17.040 Meetings.

The committee shall hold regular monthly meetings no less than every second month with the first annual meeting to be held in February of each calendar year. [Ord. 13-04; Ord. 69-18 § 1].

2.17.050 Duties.

The arts commission shall perform the following functions:

A. Provide recommendations to the city council on artistic endeavors in which the city becomes involved and act as a representative of the community in such matters;

B. Serve as the central commission to whom individuals and groups may bring their concerns and ideas with regard to the arts;

C. Encourage donations, grants and other support to further expand art opportunities in Richland;

D. Explore ways and implement methods of obtaining financial support through development of private, local, state and federal funds and establishing public/private partnerships to promote art within the community;

E. Explore and promote arts-related projects, including events and installations that provide an economic benefit and/or beautify and enhance the image of the city;

F. Engage in long range art planning and implementation of the strategic art plan and review city plans for the purpose of integration of arts elements into city planning including education, public finance, community services, etc.;

G. Recognize artistic contributions made by individuals and organizations to the city and provide recognition and encouragement to local artists;

H. Review and make recommendations on all works of art acquired by the city; and

I. Review and recommend policy for acquiring, maintaining, and displaying the city’s art collection. [Ord. 13-04; Ord. 10-09; Ord. 69-18 § 1].

2.17.060 Severability.

If any one or more sections, subsections or sentences of this chapter are held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this chapter, and the same shall remain in full force and effect. [Ord. 13-04; Ord. 69-18 § 1].

2.17.070 Staff assistance.

Repealed by Ord. 69-18. [Ord. 13-04].