May 13 2014 Funding Committee Meeting Draft Minutes


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

Tuesday, May 13, 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 4:04 p.m. Present: Council Members Kida, Most, Short. Absent: Members Flanagan (excused), Sherwin (excused)
2. Approval of Minutes of the January 14, 2014 Urban Forestry Council Funding Committee Meeting. (Explanatory Document:  January 14, 2014 Funding Committee Meeting Draft Minutes) (Discussion and Action)  Upon Motion by Member Short, second by Member Kida, the January 14, 2014 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.  Discuss Whether and How to Advocate for Funding of Urban Forestry Needs for FY 2014-2015: The Committee will discuss whether and how to advocate for funding of urban forestry needs in FY 2014 and FY 2015. (Discussion) 
The Committee discussed the possibility of advocating for urban forestry funding, including testifying at Board of Supervisors Budget Committee meetings.  Member Short identified relevant budget hearing dates.  The Committee discussed how to get a primer on City budget process information.
5. New Business/Future Agenda Items.  (Discussion) There were no new business or future agenda items at this time. 

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 Funding Committee meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m.
The next Funding Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 10, 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: