Attachment 2 – Item 9-B (Continued from November 28, 2000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excerpt from the Minutes of the Santa Monica Arts Commission

August 21, 2000

 

VI-B      Study of Live/Work and Studio Space in Santa Monica and Strategies to Preserve and Enhance Affordable Artist Housing and Studio Space

1.      Discussion of and Possible Action on Staff Report

 

A motion was made To make an emergency recommendation to Council and send a letter to the Airport Commission urging that for any and all spaces on non-aviation land which currently are or can be used as artist studio spaces for fine artists in the visual or performing arts fields, that such use be granted priority over the City’s current policy which favors maximum financial yield.  The motion passed.

Made by Greg Spotts

Second by Phyllis Green

 

A motion was made to recommend to the City Council that the City of Santa Monica expedite amendment of the Santa Monica building code and zoning regulations to support artist live/work spaces based on existing code in neighboring municipalities.  The motion passed.

Made by Phyllis Green

Second by Suchi Branfman

 

A motion was made to recommend that the City Council authorize the Live/Work/Studio Task Force to continue their work for the next two years directly advising Council on all problems and issues enumerated in the Study of Live/Work and Studio Space in Santa Monica and Strategies to Preserve and Enhance Affordable Artist Housing and Studio Space and make available to the Task Force funding for technical support for staff.  The motion passed.

Made by Greg Spotts

Second by Elena Allen

 

A motion was made to recommend that the City Council designate one City department to oversee development and preservation of day-studios and live/work. The motion passed.

Made by Greg Spotts

Second by Zina Josephs

 

A motion was made that the City Council select a specific site currently city-owned to become artist day-studios.

Made by Phyllis Green

Second by Suchi Branfman