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2.45.040 Powers and duties.
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A. The commission shall advise the city council regarding artwork in Bothell, including the allocation of one percent for the arts funding, promotion of fundraising for the arts and culture and promotion of arts and culture in the community as granted by this chapter and subsequent ordinances, but shall have no administrative or supervisory powers.

B. The commission shall have the power to advise regarding the establishment of arts and culture in Bothell. The commission shall endeavor to develop a collection of public art that is of the highest quality that will encompass a broad aesthetic range reflecting the city and the minds of its citizens that will improve the quality of life in the area, that will be accessible to all individuals and be a source of pride to all residents. The commission shall seek to develop the one percent for the arts program and the associated collection in such a way so that it is intimately integrated into the fabric of the city of Bothell and reflects a broad range of community input and involvement by artists and art professionals. The commission is responsible for reviewing, advocating and developing public art projects in the public domain for the city of Bothell. It will develop a formal structure in which to create, develop and maintain public art as well as further public accessibility to the arts.

Specifically, the one percent for the arts program objectives include:

1. Develop a public art program that is unique to Bothell.

2. Increase the understanding and enjoyment of public art by Bothell residents.

3. Invite public participation in the interaction with public spaces.

4. Provide unusual and challenging employment opportunities for artists.

5. Encourage collaborations between artists and architects, and artists and engineers, and artists and the community.

6. Support artist participation for planning public art projects.

7. Encourage variety of art forms: temporary and permanent, object and event, single or dispersed locations.

8. Spread opportunities among a wide number of artists and strive for overall diversity in style, scale and intent.

All commission meetings shall be conducted in accordance with the Washington open public meetings law.

The commission shall be responsible to the city council for its duties and actions. The commission shall acquire authorization from the city council prior to undertaking any project. (Ord. 2216 § 2, 2017).