2.62 Arts and Culture Commission
An arts and culture commission is established in and for the city.
(Ord. 5226 § 2, 1999)
The arts and culture commission shall consist of five (5) members.
(Ord. No. 5669, § 8, 9-8-2009; Ord. 5226 § 3, 1999)
Members of the arts and culture commission shall serve without compensation and
shall be appointed by a minimum of three affirmative votes of the council.
(Ord. 5226 § 4, 1999)
For two (2) members of the arts and culture commission, the following qualifications are desirable, but are not a requirement, for serving on the commission:
One (1) commission member is an elected official, an employee, student, or volunteer of the Glendale Unified School District; and
One (1) commission member is an elected official, employee, student, or volunteer of:
A community college, state university, the University of California education system, or a private institution which provides instruction at the college level or higher; or
A trade or vocational school.
- For the other three (3) members of the commission, the individuals must have substantial professional expertise as:
An artist, designer, or arts administrator in the fields of the performing, visual folk or literary arts, or architecture; or
A business community leader with an acknowledged record of stewardship of the arts.
Except for a student of a school, each member must be a qualified elector of the city al the time of appointment and during incumbency.
(Ord. No. 5735, § 1, 5-31-2011; Ord. 5310 § 2, 2002: Ord. 5226 § 5, 1999)
Section 9 of Ord. No. 5669, adopted Sept. 8, 2009, repealed § 2.62.050 which pertained
to terms of office and derived from Ord. 5226, 1999. See section 2.36.010.
Section 10 of Ord. No. 5669, adopted Sept. 8, 2009, repealed § 2.62.060 which pertained
to vacancies and derived from Ord. 5226, 1999.
2.62.070 Removal of members.
Any member of the arts and culture commission may be removed by a majority of the
council when, in the discretion of the council, the best interests of the city will
(Ord. 5226 § 8, 1999)
2.62.080 Chairperson and chairperson pro tem.
The arts and culture commission shall select one of its members as chairperson of
the commission. In the case of the absence of the chairperson, the members present
at any meeting shall select one of the members present to act as chairperson pro
(Ord. 5226 § 9, 1999)
The commission shall meet at least once a month at such time and place as the commission
may fix by resolution.
Special meetings of the commission may be called at any time by the chairperson,
or three (3) members thereof by written notice served upon each member as required
by the Ralph M. Brown Act.
All meetings of the commission shall be open to the public and held in compliance
with the provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act. The arts and culture commission shall
keep a record of minutes of all its proceedings and actions which shall be available
for public inspection.
(Ord. No. 5669, § 11, 9-8-2009; Ord. 5226 § 10, 1999)
Three (3) members of the arts and culture commission shall constitute a quorum for
the purpose of conducting business, but a lesser number may adjourn from time to
(Ord. No. 5669, § 12, 9-8-2009; Ord. 5226 § 11, 1999)
2.62.110 Record of proceedings-Secretary.
The commission shall cause a record to be kept of all of its proceedings, and for that
purpose may select one (1) of its members as secretary or may delegate that responsibility
to the director of library, arts and culture or his/her designate to provide such
stenographic, tape recording or other assistance as is necessary in keeping the records
of the proceedings.
(Ord. No. 5772, § 3, 5-1-2012; Ord. 5226 § 12, 1999)
2.62.120 Powers and duties generally.
The powers and duties of the arts and culture commission shall be to plan and provide by
regular reports to the council for the arts in Glendale; to promote art activities and
education; to serve as an advisory group on arts and culture policies to the council and
city boards and commissions; to advise the council on the need for inclusion of, and the
role of arts in economic development; to reinforce the city's identity and civic pride
through arts and culture; to recognize and promote the importance of the arts in the city's
quality of life; to perform other duties as may be imposed upon it by the council by ordinance
(Ord. No. 5772, § 4, 5-1-2012; Ord. 5226 § 13, 1999)
2.62.130 Procedural rules.
The arts and culture commission may adopt, from time to time, such rules of procedure as
it may deem necessary to properly exercise its powers and duties. All rules shall be kept
on file in the offices of the director of library, arts and culture and a copy thereof shall
be furnished to any person upon request. In all procedural matters and considerations not
otherwise provided for in this chapter or in the rules of procedure, the proceedings of the
commission shall be governed by Roberts Rules of Order and the Ralph M. Brown Act.
(Ord. No. 5772, § 5, 5-1-2012; Ord. 5226 § 14, 1999)
2.62.140 Cooperation of city officials.
The director of library, arts and culture or his/her designate shall be the staff advisor
to the commission. The director of library, arts and culture shall provide advice and
assistance as requested by the commission.
All other officers, departments, and department heads of the city shall cooperate and
render all reasonable and necessary assistance to the arts and culture commission.
(Ord. No. 5772, § 6, 5-1-2012; Ord. 5226 § 15, 1999)
2.62.150 Limitation on liability.
Neither the arts and culture commission nor any individual member thereof shall
incur any financial liability in the name of the city as the result of any act or
omission in connection with the performance of their duties as a member of the arts
and culture commission.
(Ord. 5226 § 16, 1999)