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City of Boulder - Boulder Arts Commission Ballot Question 2F

Charter Amendment Related to the Boulder Arts Commission Shall new Sections 135 and 136 be added to the City Charter pursuant to Ordinance 8405 to increase the size of the Boulder Arts Commission to seven members, allow for continued service by existing Arts Commission members, provide for staggered terms for the new members and for filling of vacancies? Major ProvisionsReferred to the voters by City Council, the proposal would add new Sections 135 and 136 to the Boulder City Charter to increase the number of members of the Boulder Arts Commission to seven, from five. It also provides for the appointment and terms of office for newly appointed Commissioners and addresses ways to fill vacancies on the Commission. In March 2021, in addition to filling vacancies or expired terms, the Council will appoint one new member for a five-year term and one new member for a three-year term. BackgroundOver the last few years, the City Council has increased arts funding substantially. The Boulder Arts Commission is charged with funding arts in the community in a fair and equitable manner while encouraging and supporting a diverse arts community. The work requires a substantial time commitment from Arts Commission members, who work as unpaid volunteers. In its 2020 message to the City Council, the Arts Commission, by unanimous vote, asked Council to consider increasing the size of the Commission from five to seven members to better distribute the increased work load.___________________________Ciudad de Boulder Pregunta de la boleta 2FEnmienda de la Carta Constitutiva relacionada con la Comisión de Artes de Boulder¿Se agregarán las nuevas Secciones 135 y 136 a los Estatutos de la Ciudad de conformidad con la Ordenanza 8405 para aumentar el tamaño de la Comisión de Artes de Boulder a siete miembros, permitir el servicio continuo por parte de los miembros existentes de la Comisión de Artes, establecer términos escalonados para los nuevos miembros y para llenar de vacantes? Disposiciones importantesReferida a los votantes por el Concejo Municipal, la propuesta agregaría nuevas Secciones 135 y 136 a los Estatutos de la Ciudad de Boulder para aumentar el número de miembros de la Comisión de Artes de Boulder a siete, de cinco. También prevé el nombramiento y los mandatos de los Comisionados recién nombrados y aborda las formas de cubrir las vacantes en la Comisión. En marzo de 2021, además de cubrir vacantes o períodos vencidos, el Consejo nombrará un nuevo miembro por un período de cinco años y un nuevo miembro por un período de tres años.AntecedentesDurante los últimos años, el Ayuntamiento ha aumentado sustancialmente la financiación de las artes. La Comisión de Artes de Boulder se encarga de financiar las artes en la comunidad de una manera justa y equitativa al tiempo que fomenta y apoya a una comunidad artística diversa. El trabajo requiere un compromiso de tiempo sustancial por parte de los miembros de la Comisión de Artes, que trabajan como voluntarios no remunerados. En su mensaje de 2020 al Concejo Municipal, la Comisión de Artes, por voto unánime, pidió al Concejo que considerara aumentar el tamaño de la Comisión de cinco a siete miembros para distribuir mejor el aumento de la carga de trabajo.

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  • No - Against the Measure

The current Arts Commissioners are hoping that two additional members will help to broaden representation within the community, especially regarding equity and inclusion, and help spread the workload among seven instead of five Commissioners. Their work includes scoring arts grants applications, serving on public art selection panels and deliberating over budget and policy matters. Each Commissioner sometimes serves 40 or more hours per month beyond their public meetings. Arts Commissioners attend many arts summits and workshops help by the Office of Arts and Culture, serve as liaisons with the 37 arts organizations that receive general operating funds, and attend many exhibits, performances, and art tours. With an increasing workload resulting from Council having recently appropriated more funds to the Arts Commission, having seven instead of five Arts Commission members will reduce the amount of work required by each unpaid volunteer Commissioner.
There is no record of opposition comments.