The initial stages of the selection process remain unchanged–where a panel of citywide and local art experts accompanied by various agency representatives choose from a list of artists.
However, a subsequent public meeting is now required allowing residents to speak with the panel’s recommended artists about their concepts, according to a spokesman for [Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s] office. [Department of Cultural Affairs] representatives will attend the meetings to take notes.
Read the legislation text here. The bill is waiting for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature.