December 10 2013 Funding Committee Meeting Approved Minutes

City and County of San Francisco
Urban Forestry Council
Funding Committee
Approved Minutes

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
City Hall, Room 421
San Francisco, CA  94102

Committee Members:  Members Most (Chair), Flanagan, Kida, Sherwin, Short,

Order of Business
Public comment will be taken before the Council takes action on any item.

1. Call to Order and Roll Call. The Urban Forestry Council meeting convened at 4:00 p.m. Present: Members Flanagan, Kida, Most, Sherwin, Short.

2. Adoption of Minutes of the October 8, 2013 Urban Forestry Council Funding Committee Meeting. (Explanatory Document: October 8, 2013 Approved Minutes) (Discussion and Action) Upon Motion by Member Short, second by Member Kida, the October 8, 2013 Draft Minutes were approved without objection (AYES: Members Flanagan, Kida, Most, Sherwin, Short).

3. Public Comment: Members of the public may address the Council on matters that are within the Council’s jurisdiction and are not on today’s agenda. There was no public comment at this time.

4. Urban Forestry Council Two Year Work Plan.  The Committee will discuss the adopted two-year Strategic Plan goals that are within the Committee purview and finalize a two-year work plan to recommend to the full Council for adoption.  The two-year work plan will include action items, identify associated metrics to track success of each action item, and identify resources needed to achieve success, including Urban Forestry Council member roles and requested staffing support from the Department of the Environment. (Explanatory Documents:  Urban Forestry Council Two Year Strategic Plan, Strategic Plan Work Plan Schedule, Draft Urban Forest Plan Actions, and Draft Implementation Strategy Tasks) (Discussion and Action)

The Committee discussed the Two Year Work Plan making some alterations to work items and metrics, including: 1) recommending changes to the Urban Forest Master Plan Implementation Strategy that relates to the Urban Forestry Council work, and requested that Mei Ling convey those recommended changes to the Planning Department; 2) discussing a possible source of grant funding from PG&E for future projects; 3) discussing follow up tasks, including requesting the Mayor's office provide a presentation on the budget process in the first quarter of next year.  At the end of the discussion the committee requested that staff complete edits to the Two Year Work Plan and approved the updated Work Plan for discussion and adoption at the next full Council meeting.

5. New Business/Future Agenda Items.  (Discussion) Committee members discussed contact with the Mayor's Budget office and potential future speakers for Urban Forestry Council meetings.

6. Public Comments:  Members of the public may address the Committee on matters that are within the Committee’s jurisdiction and are not on today’s agenda. There was no public comment at this time.

7. Adjournment. The Urban Forestry Council meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m.

The next Funding Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, January 14, 2013 at 4:00 p.m., City Hall, Room 421.

Copies of explanatory documents are available to the public at (1) the Department of Environment, 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) or may be available at the Funding Committee’s meeting website http://www.sfenvironment.org/about/taskforce/urban-forestry-council/agendas posted  with each agenda or meeting minutes, or 3) upon request to the Council Secretary at the above address, telephone number 415-355-3709, or via e-mail at [email protected]   Audio recordings of all meetings can be accessed at the following website https://sites.google.com/a/sfenvironment.org/commission/urban-forestry-council/urban-forestry-council-and-committee-meeting-audios.

Approved: January 14, 2014