San Francisco’s Public Art Tax Sees City Scrutiny

November 19th, 2015

San Francisco’s development tax, which is designed to take a 1% fee from new real estate developments in order to fund public art, is not living up to potential, the SF Examiner reports, as developers are using a loophole merely to place art on the premises of their new buildings. “The Department has limited documentation on the installation of public art in private downtown developments,” a city report reads. “Without public information and documentation the public does not know where all of the art is located and the department does not have a way to evaluate overall if the 1 Percent for Art program is achieving its goals.”

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