Civic Arts Committee

In 2005, in order to "promote the general welfare through balancing the community's physical growth and revitalization and its cultural and artistic resources", the San Mateo City Council passed an ordinance establishing the Art in Public Places Program. San Mateo's ordinance calls for a 0.5% building permit fee to be used directly by the developers to commission and install their own art in publicly accessible places within projects that are valued at or greater than $3 million, or to provide the City the required in-lieu fee that then is reserved for City acquisition, installation and maintenance of public art.

The Civic Arts Committee (CAC) was established in 2008 as an advisory board to the City Council to implement the Art in Public Places program. Below are documents that establish and implement the program.

Current members are:

  • Maureen Freschet - City Council Member (non-voting member)
  • Chair, Stephen Tabler - Chamber of Commerce Representative
  • Vice Chair, Dianne Whitaker - City Arts of San Mateo Representative
  • Robert Gooyer - AIA Architect Representative
  • Ginger Slonaker - Professional Artist Representative
  • Ramiro Maldonado - Planning Commission Representative

Meeting Information:

Date: On the Second Monday of every other month
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm
Location: City Hall, Conference Room C

Contact Information:

If you have questions about the Civic Arts Committee or are having trouble viewing the meeting agendas or materials, please email the Civic Arts Committee.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes: