January 14 2014 Funding Committee Meeting Approved Minutes

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

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 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 4:05 p.m.  Present:  Council Members Flanagan (left at 5:10 p.m.), Most, Sherwin (arrived late), Short.  Absent:  Member Kida.
2. Approval of Minutes of the December 10, 2013 Urban Forestry Council Funding Committee Meeting. (Explanatory Document:  December 10, 2013 Funding Committee Meeting Draft Minutes) (Discussion and Action)  
Upon Motion by Member Short, second by Member Flanagan, the December 10, 2013 Meeting Minutes were approved. (Ayes: unanimous.)

3. 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.
4. Capital Planning Process Presentation: Brian Strong, Director of the City's Capital Planning Program, will outline the Capital Planning Process. (Discussion)
Kaitlyn Connors, Assistant Director of the Capital Planning Program, in the place of Brian Strong spoke to the Funding Committee.  She described the Capital Funding Plan development process, the membership of the Capital Funding Committee, where street trees fit into the Capital funding plan, and opportunities for the Urban Forestry Council to have a voice in the Plan development process.
Public Comment:  One member of the public asked what department Ms. Connors represented.
5. Discussion of Contact with Mayor's Office. Member Most report on contact with Mayor's Office regarding a budget presentation. (Discussion)
Member Most reported that he had been in contact with the Mayor's Office but did not have an answer yet.  (There was no public comment.)
6. Discussion of Potential Future Speakers to the Urban Forestry Council. The Committee will discuss potential future speakers to the Urban Forestry Council. (Discussion) 
The Committee discussed the possibility of having a speaker from the tech industry to discuss "Crowdsourcing 101."  Also the possibility of contacting persons involved in Los Angeles, Sacramento, or the ABA's Million Trees Programs.  Member Flanagan agreed to contact Jimmy Scheid at CalFire. (There was no public comment.)
7. New Business/Future Agenda Items.  (Discussion)
No new business items were added to future agendas.  (There was no public comment.)
8. 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.)
9.   Adjournment.  The Funding Committee meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.
The next Funding Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 11, 2014 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: May 13, 2014