On July 26, 2021, Council adopted the following Motion No. 2021-299:
THAT Council endorse future planning applications, that could potentially host an arts and cultural space, be circulated to the Manager of Cultural Services for consideration of incorporating this element, which aligns with the Creative City by the Sea Strategic Plan.
Note: Since receiving this direction staff have added a referral step in the application review process to ensure the Manager of Cultural Services is given the opportunity to comment on planning applications which may host an arts and cultural space / component. In instances where the Manager believes a project lends itself to the incorporation of a public art component, they would notify the Planner for discussion with the applicant. As the application is advanced, there would be opportunities to engage members of the Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC) in a discussion regarding the potential inclusion of arts and cultural space / component into a specific project; ideally before this occurs the proponent, working with the Manager of Cultural Services, has advanced options to be formally presented to PAAC.
Taking this new step into account it is believed that the appointments of PAAC members to the Advisory Design Panel (ADP) as noted in the following recommendation is no longer necessary.
THAT Council approve the Public Art Advisory Committee appointing member, G. Kennedy (and Y. Everson as the alternate), to serve as a non-voting member on the Advisory Design Panel (ADP), to be invited to ADP meetings when there is a public art component proposed or expected, based on Council Policy 511 Density Bonus / Amenity Contribution, until the end of their term (October 31, 2022).
This information has been released from the November 22, 2021 Closed Council meeting whereby the following resolution was adopted by Council 2021-IC-094 due to there now being an internal process is in place (as noted above) that will be followed by staff:
THAT Council rescind their original approval for the need for representative members of the Public Art Advisory Committee to sit on the City's Advisory Design Panel.