Lame-duck San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders has backed off plans to expand the City’s controversial red-light camera enforcement program, leaving that decision to mayor-elect Bob Filner, according to a recent report in U-T San Diego. But now the Sanders crew is soliciting those interested in hiring the City’s new “public art project manager,” according to a request for proposal recently posted online by the City’s purchasing department. “The City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture seeks a senior-level consultant to provide public art project management services on an as-needed basis,” says the notice. “Bids reflecting an hourly pay rate are requested.”
The request goes on to say, “The selected consultant will assist in managing the planning, design, outreach, fabrication, installation and dedication phases of public art projects including those associated with the New Central Library, Convention Center Expansion, East Village Park, Bayside Fire Station, Southcrest Trails Park, City Heights Square Mini Park, North University Community Branch Library, Aztec Brewery Rathskeller Restoration, South Mission Beach Lifeguard Tower, North Pacific Beach Lifeguard Tower, and the La Jolla Shores Lifeguard Tower, among others. The selected consultant will also assist with processing donations, incoming loans, outgoing loans and temporary exhibits of artwork on City property, and the processing of plans for art in private development projects.” November 15 is given as the deadline for responses.