January 28 2014 Commission on the Environment Meeting Agenda


TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014, 5:00 P.M.

COMMISSION MEMBERS:  Commissioners Joshua Arce (President); Angelo King (Vice-President), Ruth Gravanis, Nicholas Josefowitz, Heather Stephenson, Johanna Wald, Sarah Wan

Public comment will be taken before the Commission takes action on any item.

1. Call to Order and Roll Call.

2. Approval of Minutes of the November 12, 2013 Commission on the Environment Special Meeting Retreat and December 3, 2013 Rescheduled Meeting. (Explanatory Document:  November 12 and December 3 Draft Minutes) (Discussion and Action)

3. Public Comments:  Members of the public may address the Commission on matters that are within the Commission’s jurisdiction and are not on today’s agenda.

4. Outreach Presentation on the Tenant Bicycle Parking in Existing Commercial Buildings Ordinance.  Speaker:  Krute Singa, Senior Clean Transportation Coordinator (10 minutes) (Informational Presentation and Discussion)

5. Review and Approval of the Department and Commission on the Environment’s 2013 Annual Report. (Explanatory Document: 2013 Department and Commission Annual Report Draft) Sponsors: Commissioner Johanna Wald and Melanie Nutter, Director; Speakers:  Commissioner Johanna Wald and Director Nutter (10 minutes) (Discussion and Action)

6. Review and Approval of Commission on the Environment Draft Resolution File No. 2014-03-COE Expressing Thanks to and Recognition of Director Melanie Nutter For Her Years of Service to the Department and Commission of the Environment.  (Explanatory Document:  Draft Resolution) Sponsor and Speaker:  Commission President Joshua Arce (Discussion and Action)

7. Nomination and Election of Commission on the Environment Officers.  (Discussion and Action)

8. Review and Approval of Commission on the Environment Resolution File No. 2014-01-COE to support Supervisor Chiu’s Proposed Ordinance amending the Environment Code to restrict the sale or distribution on City property of drinking water in plastic bottles of 21 ounces or less, set City policy to increase the availability of drinking water in public areas, and bar the use of City funds to purchase bottled water. (Explanatory Documents: Draft Resolution, Ordinance Bottled Water – Environment Code; Legislative Digest; and Fact Sheet) Sponsors:  Commissioners Wald and Gravanis; Speaker: Guillermo Rodriguez, Policy and Communications Director (5 minutes) (Discussion and Action) 

9. Department of the Environment Director Search Process and Candidate Qualifications. Sponsor and Speaker: Commissioner Joshua Arce (10 minutes) (Discussion)

10. Briefing on the Previous Year’s Implementation of the Healthy Air and Clean Transportation Ordinance. Sponsors:  Commissioners Ruth Gravanis and Nicholas Josefowitz; Speakers:  Robert Hayden, Manager of CommuteSmart and Clean Vehicle Programs and William Zeller, Senior Clean Vehicle Program Coordinator (10 minutes)  (Informational Report and Discussion)

11. Review and Approval of Resolution approving the Department of the Environment’s Integrated Pest Management 2014 Reduced Risk Pesticide List for City Properties.  (Explanatory Documents:  Draft 2014 San Francisco Reduced-Risk Pesticide List; List of Pesticide Exemptions Granted in 2013;  Guide to the Reduced Risk Pesticide List

http://www.sfenvironment.org/download/guide-to-the-reduced-risk-pesticide-list-revised-2013, and Draft Resolution File 2014-04-COE) Sponsor: Melanie Nutter, Director; Speaker: Chris Geiger, PhD., Integrated Pest Management Program Manager (10 minutes) and Lisa Wayne, IPM Coordinator, Recreation and Park Department (5 minutes) (Discussion and Action)

12. Review and Recommendation on Updated Climate Action Strategy Priorities for 2014.  (Explanatory Document:  Climate Action Strategies List)  Sponsors:  Commissioners Wald, Gravanis and Josefowitz; Speaker: Cal Broomhead, Energy Manager (15 minutes) (Discussion and Possible Action)

13. Public Notice of 2014 Subscription and Renewal of Commission on the Environment and Committee Notices and Agendas as required by the Commission on the Environment Bylaws. (Explanatory Document: Subscription Request Form) Staff Speaker: Monica Fish, Commission Secretary  (Presentation Time: 5 minutes) (Information and Discussion)

14. Operations Committee Chair’s Report.  Highlights of the November 13, 2013 Meeting and Review of the Agenda for the February 12, 2014 Meeting.  (Information and Discussion)

15. Policy Committee Report. (Information, Discussion and Possible Action)
Chairs Report:  Highlights of the October 21 and December 9, 2013 and January 13, 2014 Meetings and review of the Agenda for the February 10, 2014 Meeting to be held at City Hall, Room 421.
• Report on Commission on the Environment Policy Committee Resolution 001-14-Policy in Support of Proposed San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Commuter Shuttle Policy and Pilot Program. (Explanatory Document:  Resolution) (Discussion and Possible Action)

16. Commission Secretary’s Report. (Explanatory Document: Commission Secretary’s Report and Correspondence Log) (Information and Discussion)
Monica Fish, Commission Secretary
• Communications and Correspondence
• Update on City Legislation

17. 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. (Explanatory Document: Director’s Report) (Information and Discussion).  Speaker: Melanie Nutter, Director

18. Announcements.  (Information and Discussion)

19. President’s Announcements.  (Information and Discussion)

20. New Business/Future Agenda Items. (Information, Discussion and Possible Action)

21. Public Comments:  Members of the public may address the Commission on matters that are within the Commission’s jurisdiction and are not on today’s agenda.

22. Adjournment.

The next Regular Meeting of the Commission on the Environment is scheduled for Tuesday, March 25, 201, 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/agendas; (3) upon request to the Commission Secretary, at telephone number 415-355-3709, or via e-mail at [email protected] 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/agendas as attachments to the agenda or meeting minutes.

Important Information
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 Secretary of the Environment, 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 Secretary 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 Secretary and the public.

Public Comment
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:
1. Briefly responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public, or
2. Request staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting, or
3. Directing staff to place the item or issue on a future agenda (Government Code Section 54954.2(a).)

Disability Access
The Commission on the Environment meeting will be held at City Hall, Room 416 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 48 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 Monica Fish at (415) 355-3709 to make arrangements for the accommodation.  Late requests will be honored, if possible.

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: [email protected].  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
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Monica Fish, Commission Secretary
TEL:  (415) 355-3709; FAX: (415) 554-6393