• Alameda Considers Public Art Fee Changes

  • The Alameda City Council is set on Oct. 17, 2017, to update its public art ordinance including a proposed elimination of an existing $150,000 developer fee cap along with allowing 25 percent of the money to be used on arts programs and disallowing the fund to be used for maintenance and staff administrative costs. On the other hand, staff is recommending the city maintain its current public art fee percentage rate, where all projects with a development cost of at least $250,000 must spend least 1 percent on public art or pay an in-lieu fee to the city. Click here to view BIA's letter opposing the removal of the fee cap. Click here to view the agenda staff report and associated documents. Projects with existing development agreements or those that negotiate separate development agreements would not be subject to the new ordinance. For questions or comments, contact BIA’s Lisa Vorderbrueggen at lvorderbrueggen@biabayarea.org or 925-348-1956.

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