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File #: 22-280    Version: 1
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 3/22/2022 In control: City Council/Public Financing Authority
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Approve and authorize execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Art Center (HBAC) Foundation
Attachments: 1. Att 1 HB Art Center Foundation MOU
REQUEST FOR CITY COUNCIL ACTION

SUBMITTED TO: Honorable Mayor and City Council Members

SUBMITTED BY: Al Zelinka, City Manager

VIA: Chris Slama, Director of Community & Library Services

PREPARED BY: Jessica Framson, Community & Library Services Manager

Subject:
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Approve and authorize execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Art Center (HBAC) Foundation
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Statement of Issue:
There is a need to approve a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Art Center Foundation since the previous MOU has expired.

Financial Impact:
Not applicable.

Recommended Action:
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Approve and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute the "Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Huntington Beach and the Huntington Beach Art Center Foundation."
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Alternative Action(s):
Do not approve the recommended action, and direct staff accordingly.

Analysis:
The Huntington Beach Art Center Foundation (Foundation) was instrumental in creating the vision for the Huntington Beach Art Center (HBAC) and over the years has donated more than $2 million. While the City operates the HBAC, the Foundation has dedicated over 30 years in creating opportunities for local, regional, and national artists and engaging the community by providing a climate of experimentation, education, and experience.

The Foundation has represented the HBAC as ambassadors and advocates and now wishes to renew its previously approved MOU with the City. The previous MOU with the HBAC was approved by the City Council on February 1, 2010. The proposed MOU has a five-year term with an option for one additional five-year term upon mutual written consent of both parties.

The MOU obligates the City to maintain, repair, and operate the HBAC, as well as ensure works of art in all media are presented. Additionally, the HBAC shall continue to serve as a model in lead...

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