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The Public Arts Commission shall be specifically responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

A. The commission shall ensure the arts continue to be of value as an integral part of Ashland.

B. The commission shall promote the arts in Ashland to enrich the lives of its citizens through education and demonstration.

C. The commission may assist the City council, the Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission, historic commission and the planning commission in using public art to enhance existing development in public parks and other public lands and in public structures.

D. The commission shall advise the planning commission, the Ashland Parks and Recreation Commission, other city commissions and committees and city departments regarding artistic components of all municipal government projects under consideration by the City. The commission may also serve as a resource for artistic components of land use developments.

E. The commission shall develop and recommend to the City council policies and programs that would enhance and encourage the planning, placement and maintenance of public displays of art in locations open to the public within the community.

F. The commission shall encourage connections with other local, regional and national organizations working for the benefit of art and preservation of artistic values, and other similar activities.

G. The commission shall recognize and encourage groups and organizations that enrich Ashland life by bringing cultural and artistic values and artifacts to the City.

H. The commission shall pursue gifts and grants for support of arts programs and activities and the procurement of public art. (Ord. 3003, amended, 02/18/2010; Ord. 2890, added, 11/19/2002)

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