September 2 2014 Planning and Policy Committee Meeting Approved Minutes


City and County of San Francisco
Urban Forestry Council
Planning and Policy Committee

APPROVED MINUTES
Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 4:00 p.m.

Offices of the San Francisco Planning Department
1650 Mission Street, Room 400
San Francisco, CA  94103

Committee Members:  Members Sullivan (Chair), Flanagan, Leffingwell, Ginsburg/Alvarez/Wayne and Swae

Order of Business

1. Call to Order and Roll Call.  The Planning and Policy Committee meeting came to order at 4:11 p.m.  Roll call:  Present:  Members Flanagan, Leffingwell and Swae; Absent:  Members Sullivan and Ginsburg/Alvarez/Wayne.

2. Approval of Minutes of the July 1, 2014 Urban Forestry Council Planning and Policy Committee Meeting. (Explanatory Document:  July 1, 2014 Meeting Approved Minutes) (Discussion and Action)  Upon Motion by Member Leffingwell, second by Member Swae, the July 1, 2014 Meeting Minutes were approved.  (AYES: Members Flanagan, Leffingwell and Swae; Absent:  Member Sullivan.

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. Urban Forestry Council Work Plan for the Upcoming Quarter. The Committee will discuss the Urban Forestry Council’s Work Plan for the next quarter.  (Explanatory Document:  Two-Year Work Plan and Urban Forestry Council New Project and Program Ideas) (Discussion)

The committee discussed work planning for the upcoming quarter including identifying next steps for the Best Management Project and future speakers they’d like to schedule.
5. Annual Urban Forest Report.   The Committee will review the Draft 2014 Annual Urban Forest Report and make recommendations to the full Council on report adoption.  (Explanatory Document:  Draft 2014 Annual Urban Forest Report) (Discussion and Action)

The committee reviewed the 2014 Annual Urban Forest Report draft.  Committee members suggested edits and will send staff additional comments to include in a draft for the full Council. The committee recommended that the report be adopted at the full Urban Forestry Council meeting in September.

Public comment: Dee Seligman asked for some clarifications of the data presented and said that the removal of trees is an important policy issue that the Urban Forestry Council should address. Markos Major asked that information on the progress of Department of Public Work’s tree relinquishment be included.

Committee lost quorum at 4:58pm and the following items were not heard:

6. New Business/Future Agenda Items.  (Discussion)
7. 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.
8. Adjournment.

The next Planning and Policy Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7, 2014at 4:00 p.m., Offices of the San Francisco Planning Department, 1650 Mission Street, Room 400.

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 access to the building; (2) or may be available at the Planning and 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: October 7, 2014