Public Buildings

Capital Projects Program: Civic Art Policy

The County's Civic Art Policy (Policy) was first adopted by the Board of Supervisors in 2008. The goal of the Policy is to improve the quality of life of County residents through the creation of an improved physical and cultural environment. This is done through the integration of high-quality Civic Art in the design and construction of County capital projects. The Policy mandates that eligible County capital projects allocate 1 percent of design and construction fees to the Civic Art Program. The funding is used for the design, construction, integration, acquisition, delivery, and conservation of the Civic Art. The Civic Art may include sculptures; murals on buildings; multimedia installations; one of a kind fixtures, such as street lights and fences created by an artist; exhibits; performance space and performance art; and the restoration or replication of historic building features.