The Central Coast Performing Arts Center Commission exists by virtue of, and in accordance with the March 31, 1993 (amended April 15, 2002) Operating Agreement for the Christopher Cohan Center by and among The Foundation for the Performing Arts Center; the City of San Luis Obispo; and the State of California acting through the Trustees of the California State University on behalf of California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Per this Operating Agreement, the Commission is a nonprofit public benefit corporation whose purpose is to advise the university and the Performing Arts Center manager on operating policies, scheduling and maintenance policies. The Commission, with concurrence of the university president adopts the annual operating budget and amendments. The Commission is governed by a nine person board of directors, five of whom are appointed by the university president, two of whom are appointed by the city, and two of whom are appointed by the Foundation for the Performing Arts Center. Each entity appoints an equal number of alternates to serve in the absence of their respective director. The Commission meets quarterly throughout the Performing Arts Center’s fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). Meetings are held in the Founders Room at the Performing Arts Center.