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File #: 21-1207    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Approval Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 10/22/2021 In control: Cultural Services Agency
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Authorization for the Museum to Offer Free Admission to Honor Groups on Specific Holidays or on an Alternate Open Day and on Special Event Days Coordinated with the Roots of Motive Power Organization
Sponsors: Cultural Services Agency

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Cultural Services Agency
MEETING DATE: November 9, 2021


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Deborah Fader Samson
PHONE:
707-234-2872
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Karen Mattson
PHONE:
707-459-7699


ITEM TYPE: Consent Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: N/A


AGENDA TITLE:
title
Authorization for the Museum to Offer Free Admission to Honor Groups on Specific Holidays or on an Alternate Open Day and on Special Event Days Coordinated with the Roots of Motive Power Organization
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Authorize the Museum to offer free admission to honor groups on specific holidays or on an alternate open day and on special event days coordinated with the Roots of Motive Power organization.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
The Board of Supervisors has previously authorized free admission days, such as for Library card holders on September 11, 2018: item 4s; and on the first Saturdays of each month on January 21, 2020: item 4j.

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
In order to honor citizens and celebrants in our community, we would like to offer free admission to the Mendocino County Museum on Veterans' Day, the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Indigenous People's Day, and Juneteenth on an ongoing basis. We would also like to offer free admission during two popular special events in coordination with the Roots of Motive Power: Holiday Express, which takes place in December, and the Roots of Motive Power Steam-Up, which occurs in September.

Free admission during these events will help to increase attendance and goodwill towards the Museum. It will also underscore the Museum's efforts to educate the community about these days and support efforts of the Board to show respect for people on the adopted holidays. This will have little impact on the Museum budget while serving as a great gesture to our residents and will likely increase donations.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION/MOTION:
Provide alternate direction to staff.

HOW DOES...

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