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January 24 2017 Commission on the Environment Meeting
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
COMMISSION ON THE ENVIRONMENT
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING AND AGENDA
TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017, 5:00 P.M.
CITY HALL, ROOM 416
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102
COMMISSION MEMBERS: Commissioners Jacquelyn Omotalade (President), Elmy Bermejo (Vice-President), Lisa Hoyos, Heather Stephenson, Johanna Wald and Sarah Wan
ORDER OF BUSINESS
Public comment will be taken before the Commission takes action on any item.
1. Call to Order and Roll Call.
2. President’s Welcome. (Discussion)
3. Approval of Minutes of the November 14, 2016 Commission on the Environment Special Meeting. (Explanatory Documents: November 14, 2016 Draft Minutes) (Discussion and Action)
4. Public Comment: Members of the public may address the Commission on matters that are within the Commission’s jurisdiction and are not on today’s agenda.
PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS
5. Presentation of the Commission on the Environment – Environmental Service Award. Sponsor: Heather Stephenson, Commissioner (Discussion)
6. Presentation on the San Francisco refuse rate process. Sponsor: Deborah Raphael, Director; Speakers: Julia Dawson, Deputy Director of Finance and Administration, San Francisco Public Works and Josh Gray, San Francisco Ratepayer Advocate (Discussion)
7. Review and Approval of the Department of the Environment’s Fiscal Year 2017-18 and 2018-19 Budget. Sponsor: Deborah Raphael, Director; Speaker: Joseph Salem, Program Manager, Finance and Administration (Discussion and Action)
8. Review and Approval of the Commission on the Environment’s 2016 Draft Annual Report. Sponsor: Deborah Raphael, Director; Speaker: Guillermo Rodriguez, Policy and Communications Director (Explanatory Document: Draft Commission on the Environment 2016 Annual Report) (Discussion and Action)
9. Director’s Report. Updates on Department of the Environment administrative and programmatic operations relating to Budget Planning, Strategic Planning, Clean Air/Transportation, Climate, Energy, Public Outreach and Education, Environmental Justice, Habitat Restoration, Green Building, Zero Waste, Toxics Reduction, and Urban Forestry. Speaker: Deborah Raphael, Director (Explanatory Document: Director’s Report) (Discussion)
10. Approval of the 2017 Commission on the Environment regular meeting schedule. Speaker: Anthony Valdez, Commission Affairs Manager (Explanatory Document: 2017 Commission on the Environment Regular Meeting Schedule) (Discussion and Action)
11. Nomination and Election of Commission on the Environment President and Vice-President. (Discussion and Action)
12. Policy Committee Report. Highlights of the November 14. 2016 and January 9, 2017 Committee meetings. (Discussion)
13. Operations Committee Report. Highlights of the January 18, 2017 Committee meeting. (Discussion)
14. Announcements. (Discussion)
15. Commission Affairs Manager Written Report. Speaker: Anthony Valdez, Commission Affairs Manager (Explanatory Document: Commission Affairs Manager Report and Subscription Notice) (Discussion)
16. New Business/Future Agenda Items. (Discussion and Possible Action)
The next Regular Meeting of the Commission on the Environment is scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 5:00 p.m. at City Hall, Room 416.
** Copies of explanatory documents are available at (1) the Commission’s office, 1455 Market Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, California, 94103 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Photo identification is required for entry to the building. (2) on the Commission’s website http://www.sfenvironment.org/commission; (3) upon request to the Commission Affairs Manager, at telephone number 415-355-3709, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org within three business days of a meeting. If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Commission after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at the Department of the Environment, 1455 Market Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94103 during normal office hours or will be made available on the Commission’s website http://www.sfenvironment.org/commission as attachments to the agenda or meeting minutes
The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.
NOTE: Persons unable to attend the meeting may submit to the Commission on the Environment, by the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the agenda items above. These comments will be made a part of the official public record and shall be brought to the attention of the Commission on the Environment members. Any written comments should be sent to: Commission Affairs Manager, 1455 Market Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94103 by 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the hearing. Comments that cannot be delivered to the Commission Affairs Manager by that time may be taken directly to the hearing at the location above. When bringing handouts to meetings, please photocopy on both sides of the paper and try to use post-consumer recycled or tree-free paper. Also, please bring sufficient copies of handouts for the Commission, the Commission Affairs Manager and the public.
At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission but are not on today’s agenda. Public comment will be taken following each agendized item. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes, unless otherwise announced by the President. If it is demonstrated that the comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the President may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.
The Brown Act forbids the Commission from taking action or discussing any item or issue not appearing on the posted agenda. This rule applies to issues raised in public comment as well. In response to public comment, not on an agendized item, the Commission is limited to:
- Briefly responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public, or
- Request staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting, or
- Directing staff to place the item or issue on a future agenda (Government Code Section 54954.2(a).)
The Commission on the Environment meeting will be held at City Hall in the Civic Center Area. The Commission meeting room is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness and the Metro Stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. For information about MUNI accessible services call (415) 923-6142. There is accessible curbside parking adjacent to City Hall on Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue and in the vicinity of the Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex.
In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City accommodate these individuals. Individuals with chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call the Mayor’s Office on Disability at (415) 554-6789 or (415) 554-6799 (TTY) for additional information.
The following services are available on request 72 hours prior to the meeting; except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline shall be 4:00 p.m. of the last business day of the preceding week: For American sign language interpreters or the use of a reader during a meeting, a sound enhancement system, and/or alternative formats of the agenda and minutes, please contact Anthony Valdez at (415) 355-3709 to make arrangements for the accommodation. Late requests will be honored, if possible.
Per the Language Access Ordinance (Chapter 91 of the San Francisco Administrative Code), Chinese, Spanish and or Filipino (Tagalog) interpreters will be available upon requests. Meeting Minutes may be translated, if requested, after they have been adopted by the Commission. Assistance in additional languages may be honored whenever possible. To request assistance with these services please contact the Commission Affairs Manager at 415-355-3709, or email@example.com at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing. Late requests will be honored if possible.
Acceso A Idioma
De acuerdo con la Ordenanza de Acceso a Idiomas “Language Access Ordinance” (Capítulo 91 del Código Administrativo de San Francisco “Chapter 91 of the San Francisco Administrative Code”) intérpretes de chino, español y/o filipino (tagalo) estarán disponibles de ser requeridos. Las minutas podrán ser traducidas, de ser requeridas, luego de ser aprobadas por la Comisión. La asistencia en idiomas adicionales se tomará en cuenta siempre que sea posible. Para solicitar asistencia con estos servicios favor comunicarse con el Secretario de la Comisión al 415-355-3709, o firstname.lastname@example.org por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión. Las solicitudes tardías serán consideradas de ser posible.
Access Sa Wika
Ayon sa Language Access Ordinance (Chapter 91 ng San Francisco Administrative Code), maaaring mag-request ng mga tagapagsalin sa wikang Tsino, Espanyol, at/o Filipino (Tagalog). Kapag hiniling, ang mga kaganapan ng miting ay maaring isalin sa ibang wika matapos ito ay aprobahan ng komisyon. Maari din magkaroon ng tulong sa ibang wika. Sa mga ganitong uri ng kahilingan, mangyaring tumawag sa Clerk ng Commission sa 415-355-3709, o email@example.com sa hindi bababa sa 48 oras bago mag miting. Kung maari, ang mga late na hiling ay posibleng pagbibigyan.
Know your Rights under the Sunshine Ordinance
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)
Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, Sunshine Task Force Administrator, City Hall, Room 409, One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683 at Phone No.: (415) 554-7724; Fax No.: (415) 554-7854; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s website at www.sfgov.org.
Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code §2.100, et. seq] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at: 25 Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, web site at www.sfgov.org/ethics.
Anthony Valdez, Commission Affairs Manager
TEL: (415) 355-3709; FAX: (415) 554-6393
Posted: January 18, 2017
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