June 24 2014 Urban Forestry Council Meeting Agenda


Notice of Regular Meeting and Agenda
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 6:00 p.m.

City Hall, Room 416
One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Jr. Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

Council Members: Dan Flanagan (Chair), Carla Short (Vice Chair) (Department of Public Works), Malcolm Hillan, Rose Hillson, Dan Kida, John Leffingwell, William Most, Sandy Sherwin, Andrew Sullivan, and Jon Swae (San Francisco Planning Department). Advisory Members: (Vacant) (San Francisco Public Utilities Commission); Phil Ginsburg/Ana Alvarez/Lisa Wayne (San Francisco Recreation and Park Department); San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (Vacant); Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Vacant)

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

1. Call to Order and Roll Call.
2. Adoption of Minutes of the March 28, 2014 Urban Forestry Council Meeting. (Explanatory Document:   March 28, 2014 Draft Minutes) (Discussion and Action)
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.
4. Mature and Historic Tree Stands Best Management Practices Listening Series.  Council members will be hearing from urban forest managers and stakeholders on consideration of Best Management Practices to improve the health of San Francisco’s mature and historic tree stands. Speakers:  Rupa Bose, Save Sutro; Craig Dawson, Sutro Stewards; Joe McBride, UC Berkeley; Peter Ehrlich, Presidio Trust; Noreen Weeden and Roy Leggitt, Golden Gate Audubon Society; Igor Lacan, UC Cooperative Extension (Informational Presentations and Discussion)
5. Committee Reports: (Informational Reports and Discussion)
Planning & Policy Committee. Chair’s Report.
Funding Committee.  Chair’s Report 
Landmark Tree Ad Hoc Committee.  Chair’s Report.
6. Staff Report. (Informational Report and Discussion)
7. Chair’s Announcements: Chair, Urban Forestry Council (Information and Discussion)
8. Urban Forestry Council Member Announcements. (Information and Discussion)
9. New Business/Future Agenda Items. (Information and Discussion)
10. 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.
11. Adjournment.

The next meeting of the Urban Forestry Council is scheduled for Friday, July 25, 2014 at 8:30 a.m., City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco, CA  94102.

Public Comment
At this time, members of the public may address the Council on items of interest that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Council but are not on today’s agenda.  Public comment will be taken following each agendized item.  Each member of the public may address the Council for up to three minutes, unless otherwise announced by the Chair. If it is demonstrated that the comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the Chair may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.

The Brown Act forbids the Council 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 Council 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).)

Other 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.

Copies of explanatory documents are available to the public at the Department of Environment, 1455 Market Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, California 94103 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., upon request to the Council Secretary at the above address or telephone number 415-355-3709 or via e-mail at [email protected] within three business days of a meeting. Explanatory documents may also be available at the Council’s meeting or agenda website http://www.sfenvironment.org/about/taskforce/urban-forestry-council/agendas as attachments with each agenda or meeting minutes. If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Urban Forestry Council 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 at the meeting website as attachments with the agenda or meeting minutes.

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 both the Council and the public.

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Urban Forestry Council
San Francisco Department of the Environment
City and County of San Francisco
1455 Market Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94103