Solana Beach’s arts commission gets new name


By Kristina Houck

Solana Beach’s Public Arts Advisory Commission has officially dropped “advisory” from its name.

In January, the seven-member commission unanimously voted to request a name change. Commissioners agreed the proposed name centered on the purpose and role of the commission, which is not limited to visual arts, but encompasses all arts, including music, dance and theater.

In a 5-0 vote, the City Council on July 9 approved the commission’s request.

“I believe all of our commissions are advisory commissions, except for the VAC [View Assessment Commission], which is actually decision-making. None of the other ones have ‘advisory’ in the name, so I’m certainly supportive,” said Councilman David Zito.

Despite the name change, the Public Arts Commission remains an advisory board like the other commissions. From implementing the city’s temporary art program, to coordinating and managing community art events, the Public Arts Commission supports the development and presentation of art in the community in a variety of ways.

The commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at City Hall.