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please stand by for budget and finance committee-sfgtv-4-29-15
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[inaudible] to be included as part of the file should be admit today the chirk [inaudible] unless otherwise stated >> thank you. everyone we are going to call these hearings out of order so we'll start withiteal number 2 is aiteal sponsored by supervideser mar and breed. >> item 2 [inaudible] adequately meeting the city codes and providing access to resources to [inaudible] organizations that serve communities of color >> thanks madamclerk. sponsored by supervisor breed and supervisor mar and board president breed so toning over to them
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>> thank to president breed and also supervisor farrell the chair for o of the committee for accommodating this item today. it is several years as a process, president breed-i was going acknowledge it is a several year at least within this budget committee address [inaudible] is more like a 25 year strug frl many of the smaller community based arts organizations over the years from the chronicle in the late 80's to jeff jones report to san francisco art task force. the budget and legislative analyst report is revoyeuring a lot of the same pan t patterns we have seen over the year. i cht to also say i'm very cong nsh that it is immigrant family dayo eso a lot of the
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immigrants [inaudible] it points to a incredbly expanding diversity within the bay area, though san francisco is becoming less diverse. the san francisco foundation and policy link today are doing a webinar acknowledging equity as a key strategy for insureing live
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ability and also strengeen communities as we see san francisco becoming less diverse and the bay area more diverse. i want to acknowledge from a tweet from the policy link webinar that currently san francisco is seeing a decrease in diversity and yet the entire san francisco bay area is expected tobe about 70 percent people of color by 2040. that is in about 25 years. right now we are at about 58 percent but the bay yiria is increasing and there are different strategies for cultural equity we see from grant playmakers in the arts to others looking at equity as a explisant and key strategy in insureing fairness, eeblgual representation and bringing in a stronger econopy through arts organizations in our city and in the region. i wanted to also say the goals today will look at the grants fl arts program over the years past 20 to 25 years. i think our goals insure san francisco is adequately meeting our cities goals of providing access to resources and cultural and arts organizations that serve or diverse communities. in 1992 san francisco board of supervisors actually passed a policy, the mayor and board of supervisors in 1992 that declared pursuing cultural equities was a cities art policy and think that is what drive as lot of what we do today, not only the past couple
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years but many decades. i'm also concerned as i know other have visors are about the transparence and accountability of the program for the arts. i want to thank [inaudible] and the staff for providing information, but think there needs to be much stronger transpancy and accountability spaemsh with decision making. i also want to say base td on previous out come, i think hotel funldingalication needs to be looked at and the budget report will go into structures that prirfbolog the larger oregs. sometimes we call them the big 6 or big 8 that had received at different timesate 0 percent of the funding while the smaller community based organizations, i think jeff jones identified in the 80 about 20 percent and thing the budget and analyst report will
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show dollar is a leving off, but in the last 5 years we saw a decrease. i think president breed and i through the budget committee and with our colleagues tried to address that decline over the years as well. i think the budget and legislative analyst report which my offices commissions along with supervisor breed focuses on the questions from a budget and legislative perspective, but again we are look at a 20 plus year pattern of inequity in arlts funding. today we'll hear from the budget and legislative analyst, key author julia nagle and she'll identify what the report uncovered and also have a opportunity to discuss the find wgz the grants fl artss program and the community. i wanted to thank many of the community based arts or organizations includealing people at it for a
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long time and new arts leaders from the alliance for better-what is aba again? arts for a better bay area. i wanted to thank also other groups like the bay area art and activism group and plen many others for their work over the years. i know cary shoman isn't here today, the head of the arts, but [inaudible] wong will present on behalf of of head of the arts. i want to find a policy i find enlightening and useful for this process. recently the national organization has come out over the past month to 2 months when what they call a racial equity and arts philanthropy and purchase and
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the grant makers stated all people and their culture and art contribute to the meaning of our understanding of themunity and should be honored and celebrated. institutions practish conscious and unconscious result in ucequal access. they call it alana and artist. this unequal access to opportunity resulted in generations of unequitable outcomes for alaana communities. racial justice is a key goal, but in san francisco we look braurder for womenards organizations. queer and lgb trkts and trands gender communities and artist are critical as well as nairnd f
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neighborhood. equity is broader than race, but race is a critical part. the grant marker izin the arts going tasay the social inequities are reflected in the funding of private philanth rope therefore to more equitable support funders should take action to change funding behaviors and norms. they list a number of suggested recommendation and one example is explicit focus on equity in how they run their ocean. they are critical on focus of diversity [inaudible] their board of directors make racial equity in arts a primary
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focus of their organization. they varacial equity board committee. they have structure raishism train wg all the board and staff members and they assure representation by diverse artist, key note speakers and panelist at the annual conferences and convening and think there is one in atlanta in a few mujts. a lot of ways i think their statement is relevant and may be use frl our process mps i want to thank fred black bed from the san francisco foundation who works is [inaudible] president bead and our office to help look at model practs throughout the country and lookt a the data the budget analyst rrt is giving us and look at the art organizations and advocase groups represented today so we come up with solutions for broader equity in the city funding for arts organizations. with that i want to turn it over to president breed >> thank you supervisor mar and thank you everyone who is
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here today for this particular hearing. i want to thank supervisor mar for his leadership oin this issue. as someone who was previously involved in the arts commune tee as a former director of a arts organization, i wurged closely with a number of organizations all over the city and in encountered a number of challenges as it relates to fundy. clearly we are fortunate in san francisco where we spend over 80 million dollars of our cities budget on supporting the arts in some capacity, but we still need to address the issues of equity. that is why we are here today and that is what this report outline. whether you agree with the ort or not or the information is analysted it is a accurate report done by other individuals including the ones jeff jones produced. this is a conversation going on for many
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year jz do thing we need to go deeper into the discussion around traens paerns and accountability. when we look at for example cultural equity funding and how the decision made, there is a committee and process, but there is also a public process through the arts commission. the same doesn't exist for grants fl art so we are talking about over 10 million dollars of funding to the arts with a committee that doesn't go through a public process and think we need to talk about that because the decisions are made by hand picked individuals all of whom have a great represent in the arts but where is the opportunity for smaller institutions or diverse xhounties to express concerns or giveren a opportunity to understand what they need it better in order to improve. the staff is great in terms och 234 communication from grant city arts and working fwr the
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arts community for meanie years but thing we need to look at the process and whether tis is there right process to kwibt 10 million dollars to the city for arts especially when we look at reports like this and find it isn't reaching the diverse community and not ecwale distributed among the neighborhoods. to make sure neighborhoods have a level of access to support for the arts especially through grants for had art. i'm looking for wrbd to the hearing and having a robestest bust discondition about how to move this in the right direction so it doesn't take a increase in funding to meet those equitable needs but look at the existing pie of money and fight for additional money for the arts and make sure the process is fair and exwitable and reaching diverse communities throughout san
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francisco. i'm looking forward to hearing and asking questions and looking forward to public comment. i want to thank you the arts oregs i have worked with many many years including the asian specific cultural center and queer cultural center african american cultural center [inaudible] know there are challenges overthe year specifically with the native american cultural center, but they are still in the mix and we continue to make sure we don't leave a community out. they are all important and all make a difference so this is quhault this is about and looking forward to this discussion >> mr. chair i want to make another point too that i think we are also addressing this iges aat a critical time for san francisco. kyed arts through a great reporter christian frock anteeviction
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mapping project identified the displacement crisis going on whether it is [inaudible] in the mission andiolaunda lopez or it is other artist from our communities, but we are seeing artist displaced at huge rapid rate and arts organizations as well. a lot of what we are doing is we are poise td for more resourceed to the hotel tax fund from short term rentals and air b and b, taxes to aadditional revenue from new sources t. is a prime time for cultural equity and more fubding for the arts groups. i'll just say that i support the whole arts eco system as tom ducaney the director of arts in san francisco identifies, but think we need more explicit efforts to raise the bottom so that our neighborhood art organizations and deersever arts group are
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supported with neighborhood stabilization funds, cultural equity support as we see new funds come igin so we expand the whole pie but especially for equity and the smaller arts groups. with that i wanted to ask if julia nagle from the budget and legislative analyst office can come forward for the report. thank you so mitch for the great work on this report as well >> good morning chair and members of the committee, present breed. [inaudible] as one aortdeuced [inaudible] who are the 2 an lshs who worked on this rrt. we were asking to look at 25 years of grants fl arts funding allocations. as part of that we were asked to look at funding for arts organization representing people of color and underrepresented communeies. because grants the arts isn't spirfckly dedicated to looking
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at underrepresented communities we had to come up with our own definition of what that meant so we looked at 2 characteristics the back ground and leadership of the staff and the audience they served. in not all cases could we define and [inaudible] better identify this work. i want to turn this over to julia who will give a presentation >> that you can. good morning. my name is julia and i'll talk about grants for had arts funding over the past 25 years for underrepresented groups. so, grant fl art was established in 1961. the program receives funding from hotel tax revenue. approximately 80 milgian in city wide funding for arts programs is dedicated in fiscal
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year 2013 and 14 and 11.8 million is dedicated to grants the arts in 2013, 14. funding in 2014' 15. 3.5 to 3.9 percent of hotel tax revenue. through the glants fl arts the program aim tooz provide reliable source of fund toogorts organizations in the city. it receives 30 to 40 applications from new oreg organizations and 5 to 15 are funded. grants for the arts doesn't have funding for unrepresented groups nor does it have a definition of unrepresented. as a result we had to propose a definition of
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underrepresented. other definitions could have been usedthality would have yulded different result. grants for had arts were classified as representing a racial gender or ethnic minority or labeled predomnenly white thmpt critearier used are the back grounds of staff and the organization mission. there was special cases such as sf jz when chis multiracial. the [inaudible] balas was african american and groups with multiple designations so they can fall into a racial and gender minority group and in those cases they were classified the racial group they represented. the findings
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were that from 1989-201320 percent of fundsing from grants the art went to racial minority. 20 percent went to ethnic and cultural minorities and 7 percent went to groups representing women and lgbtq community. as you can see in this chart over time the funding to racial minority groups declined slightly. this shows fundsing between 1999 and 2012/13 and you see the downward slope. this chart shows a comparison of san francisco demo grap grafics to grants of the arts funding in 2010. what is interesting in here is in 2010 grants of the arts awarding 21 percent to racial minority grumes and 58 percent of san francisco demo
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graphics in that year-of the population in that year was classified as people of color so there was a disparity there. in this slide you see the relationship between grants the arts and cultural equity grants. many of those receiving grants fl arts also received cultural equity grants. there is no formal relationship between the 2 arts programs. in conclusion grants fl arts doesn't have criteria specifically for funding underrepresented groups, nor does it have a methodology for defining underrepresented. as result this report used the back ground of key staff and the organizations mission. there are many possibles reasons why people of color
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organizations declined since fisqual year 6 and 7 and the board may wish to request [inaudible] evaluate to specific times in the future >> thank you mr. nagle. are there any questions colleagues? supervisor yee >> the table that looks at the overlap between the 2 funding sources, you said 35-48 percent dependent on which you would have both >> correct >> i don't know if you were able to do a deeper analysis of those particular ones that had both, what percentage were-would they fit into had cal t categories? >> i think what this is
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showing or what is not maybe clear is the cultural equity grants a lot of times there are specific categories of funds and men a are received for racial minority groups. the point of this is that the cultural equity grantees are racial minorities or other underrepresented groups and so they are also receiving grants for the arts funds >> so the majority would be sort of mixed ethnic group >> the cultural equity grants, those criteria are part of their mission for many different sources of funds >> i look at the numbers in terms of total amount was 13 million or something 2 years
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back >> it was 11-last year was 11.8 and this year 11.4 >> in 2008 it was about 15 million? >> it is going down, i'll have to look for that page in the report >> i don't know what you are looking at, i am look thath report that was march 18, 2014. the second page. >> that is correct. this is a allocation of hotel tax revenue and it has gone down from 15 million in 2007 and 8 to about 11.4 million in the current year. it is also going down as a percent object of the overall hotel tax revenue >> right. there are a lot of
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questions based on these numbers. one of them is that as the numbers went down is it because there was a downward pattern of what percentage of the groups were minorities? that went down also. it seems like the big hit was at the minority groups. >> i think the numbers where we look at percentage of underrepresented groups receiving allocations that is the total money available that year oppose today the actual amount of monies are also going down over the years, so there are 2 different factors. >> the other-it doesn't really-thank you for the analysis. the general question i have is, even though whatever gets allocated to grants fl art, it isn't necessarily tie toda

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