September 24 2013 Commission on the Environment Meeting Approved Minutes

 
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
COMMISSION ON THE ENVIRONMENT

REGULAR MEETING APPROVED MINUTES
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2013, 5:00 P.M.

CITY HALL, ROOM 416
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102

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

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

1. Call to Order and Roll Call.  The Commission on the Environment meeting convened at 5:08 p.m.  Present:  Commissioners Arce, King, Josefowitz, Stephenson, Wald, and Wan.  Excused:  Commissioner Gravanis. 

2. Introduction of Newest Commissioners.  Sponsor:  Commissioner Joshua Arce.  (Discussion) Commissioners Josefowitz and Wan introduced themselves and discussed their background and work in environmental initiatives.

3. Approval of Minutes of the August 6, 2013 Commission on the Environment Rescheduled Meeting. (Explanatory Document: August 6, 2013 Commission on the Environment Draft Minutes) (Discussion and Action)  Upon Motion by Commissioner Wald, second by Commissioner Josefowitz, the August 6, 2013 Meeting Minutes were approved without objection (AYES:  Commissioners Arce, King, Josefowitz, Stephenson, Wald and Wan; Absent:  Commissioner Gravanis).

4. 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. 

Mr. Eric Brooks reported on communication submitted to the Commission on the Environment from San Francisco Clean Energy Advocates, endorsed by Sierra Club, Local Clean Energy Alliance, 350 Bay Area, San Francisco Green Party, Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council, and Our City, asking that the Commission take a stronger role in moving the CleanPowerSF program forward in order to achieve San Francisco’s greenhouse gas emission goals.  The program has been currently placed on hold by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC).  (Reference Clean Energy Advocates Letter)

5. Outreach Presentation on Zero Waste Training for City Employees. (Explanatory Document:  Zero Waste presentation) Speaker:  Julie Bryant, City Government Zero Waste Senior Coordinator (Informational Presentation and Discussion)

City Government Zero Waste Senior Coordinator Julie Bryant reported on the history of San Francisco’s zero waste programs, legislation and goals around zero waste, and how to aim for zero waste in City offices.  She stated that Assembly Bill 939 requires that all municipalities divert 50% of material they generate from the landfill by the year 2000 or steep fines would be incurred.  San Francisco surpassed the 50% goals and wanted to expand the goal, so the Board of Supervisors and Commission on the Environment passed a 75% landfill diversion resolution by 2010 and a zero waste goal by 2020.  San Francisco now has the highest landfill diversion rate of any large city in the country.  Ms. Bryant reported on the importance of reuse, reduce and recycle programs as a way to conserve resources, improve our economy and help with climate change.  She discussed City reduce, reuse and recycle programs such as the Virtual Warehouse and the mandatory recycling and composting legislation.  A presentation was given on disposal study findings, the types of material that are recyclable, compostable, and trash, recycling and composting facilities, and disposition of recyclable, compostable, and trash material.  (Reference Presentation)

Commissioner King suggested that interested parties access the www.sfenvironment.org website for additional information on the program and provide comments to the Department through social media.   Commissioner Josefowitz inquired about the amount of goods that were exchanged by Departments through the Virtual Warehouse program.  Ms. Bryant reported that the program is measured not only in tons and items that were redistributed, but also in terms of dollars saved in redistributing furniture and office supplies.  Last year over a million dollars was saved in redistribution of goods.  Commissioner Wald suggested publishing achievements on the Department’s website that is easily accessible.  Ms. Bryant reported that the City Government Zero Waste Annual Report is submitted to the Board of Supervisors and is published on the website at www.sfenvironment.org/sfgovrecycles.  Commissioner Wald encouraged identifying easier ways for making the success of Department programs known to City residents so they know the value of the work that is being accomplished.  Director Nutter reported that a sustainability metric dashboard that would be located on the home page is being discussed.

Public Comment:  Mr. Eric Brooks, Sustainability Chair, San Francisco Green Party, spoke in support of the Department’s efforts in reducing waste even though waste generation is increasing.  He suggested that the Department consider educating the public and adding information on the website about the importance of not purchasing plastic and instead purchasing items in bottles, cans, or bringing your own container.  He discussed the ineffectiveness of recycling most plastics. 

6. Review and Approval of Resolution 2013-11-COE Commending the Laborers Local 261/City and County of San Francisco Gardeners Apprenticeship Program for Graduating the Program's First Class of Community Workers. (Continued from the August 6, 2013 Meeting) (Explanatory Document:  Draft Resolution File 2013-11-COE) Sponsor:  Commissioner Joshua Arce; Speaker:  Commissioner Arce and Laborers Program Representative Vince Courtney, Jr. (Discussion and Action)

Commissioner Joshua Arce commended the Laborers Union on the first graduation of the program’s first class of community workers and for their role in creating a partnership with the City and County of San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department and Department of Public Works to advance the Department of the Environment’s sustainability goals through their San Francisco Gardener’s Apprenticeship program.  The program improves the quality of the City’s parks, open spaces and streets and recruits workers in low-income communities, communities of color, and limited English-speakers.  He suggested that Mr. Courtney consider graduates of the Department of the Environment’s EnvironmentNow program to be in the next class of Gardeners Apprenticeship programs.  Representatives Vince Courtney, Theresa Foglio, and Program Coordinator John Raulli were introduced.  Commission Secretary Monica Fish read the Resolution into the record. 

Union Representative Vince Courtney thanked the Commission, acknowledged the creators of the program and Laborers Union staff working on the program, and provided background information on the program.   He discussed the dedication of the gardeners working on the program and the career opportunities that the program provides.  Commissioner Wan inquired as to how to find out more information about the program.  Mr. Raulli reported that additional information can be found at the Union website www.sf261.blogspot.com or the Recreation and Park Department website.

Public Comment:

Mr. Eric Brooks spoke in support of the Resolution discussing Laborers Local 261’s contribution to environmental issues.   He suggested encouraging the Recreation and Park Department to maximize the use of union labor in their program and not outsource the work and spoke in favor of creating a partnership between Local 261 and City departments to promote apprenticeship opportunities for EnvironmentNow graduates.

Mr. James Bryant, Western Director, A. Philip Randolph Institute, commended the Commission and Department for supporting the Laborers Local 261 program that provides opportunities for entry-level jobs in the community.  He discussed the similarity of this program with the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) programs that provided opportunities to minorities.  Mr. Bryant reported on how this program could connect with recent discussions held by the Port Commission about finding workers for wetlands maintenance and connecting to communities and stressed the importance of the community to the environment. He asked that the Commission consider how to interject Department programs into other similar programs. 

Commissioner Stephenson inquired about the total number of graduates.  Mr. Raulli reported that there were eight graduates from a total of thirteen in the class, and there are 16 apprenticeships at the Recreation and Park Department and another six at the Department of Public Works.  Commissioner Josefowitz spoke in support of the program and inquired whether the program could be expanded into other building-related activity in partnership with the City.  Mr. Courtney reported that the apprenticeship is standardized by the State Department of Industrial Relations, and that an effort is being made for the state to recognize the journey-level horticulturists that the union represents.  Commissioners Arce and Josefowitz suggested holding a discussion at the Policy Committee on preparing a Resolution urging the State Department of Industrial Relations to recognize the program.  Commissioner Arce announced that Mayor Edwin M. Lee declared today as Gardeners Apprenticeship Program day in San Francisco and presented a certificate to Mr. Courtney on behalf of the Laborers Union.

Upon Motion by Commissioner Josefowitz, second by Commissioner King, Resolution 011-13-COE was approved without objection (AYES:  Commissioners Arce, King, Josefowitz, Stephenson, Wald and Wan; Absent:  Commissioner Gravanis).

7. Public Hearing on Green Purchasing Regulations (Precautionary Purchasing Ordinance). (Explanatory Documents:  Public Hearing Notice and Green Purchasing Regulations) Sponsor:   Melanie Nutter, Director; Speaker:  Jessian Choy, City Toxics Reduction Specialist (Public Hearing, Information and Discussion) 

Director Nutter requested a continuance of this item.  Commissioner King motioned that this item be continued to the discretion of the Commission President and advisement of the Director, second by Commissioner Josefowitz.  The Motion for continuance was approved without objection (AYES:  Commissioners Arce, King, Josefowitz, Stephenson, Wald and Wan; Absent:  Commissioner Gravanis).

8. Briefing on Implementation of the Healthy Air and Clean Transportation Ordinance for Fiscal Year 2012-13. (Continued from the August 6, 2013 Meeting) Sponsors:  Commissioners Ruth Gravanis and Nicholas Josefowitz; Speaker:  Bob Hayden, Manager of CommuteSmart and Clean Vehicle Programs (Informational Presentation and Discussion) (Proposed for Continuance)

Commissioner Josefowitz motioned to continue this item to the Call of the Chair, second by Commissioner Wald (AYES:  Commissioners Arce, King, Josefowitz, Stephenson, Wald and Wan; Absent:  Commissioner Gravanis).

9. Review and Approval of Draft Resolution 2013-12-COE in support of the Department of the Environment’s Grant for Brownfields Outreach Services. (Explanatory Document: Draft Resolution File No. 2013-12-COE) Speakers:  Anne Eng, Environmental Justice Program Manager (5 minutes) and Perry Lang, Black Coalition on AIDS (Discussion and Action)

Environmental Justice Program Manager Anne Eng requested the Commission’s approval of a Resolution to grant an award to Black Coalition on AIDS to perform brownfields outreach services.  She provided background on the grant reporting that the United States Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Department a grant to perform a community-wide assessment and to perform an inventory of brownfield sites on the eastern side of the Bayview community.  This is to support the development of the Blue Greenway, a waterfront open space corridor extending the bay trail southward from AT&T Park to Candlestick Park.   A technical contractor was hired, additional site investigations will be performed around brownfields sites, and a Request for Proposals (RFP) was issued for a non-profit group to help with outreach.   She discussed the reissuance of the RFP, the evaluator and interview process, and selection process. 

Executive Director of the Black Coalition on AIDS Perry Lang reported on the evolution of the Black Coalition on AIDS, Community Based Organization (CBO) that handles health education, outreach, wellness, and advocacy services on behalf of the community.  A packet of information was presented on the organization, its services, and outreach capabilities (reference Explanatory Document).  He discussed his intent to gather the type of input necessary so that the community will be involved in upcoming plans, and that he would reach across lines to other community organizations that want input into the process.

Public Comment: 

Mr. Eric Brooks spoke in support of creating outreach surveys and analysis in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood and discussed the many environmental ills, factories, waste disposal, and sewage processing sites in the neighborhood.   He reported on the national 350 event whereby community organizations were advocating for removing the Keystone XL pipeline and were highlighting local impacts of the climate crisis and the effects of sea level rise on communities that contain toxic sites.  He encouraged that additional outreach be performed by the contractor as the program moves forward to learn about the effects of sea level rise to brownfield sites and suggested a partnership be created with Green Action for Health and Environmental Justice in this effort.

Dr. Espanola Jackson spoke of her concern with the toxic radioactive material that has been found in and around the proposed trail in the brownfield sites that was once landfill.  She suggested that additional outreach be considered in partnership with Green Action for Health and Environmental Justice to warn people of the dangers posed in these sites.

Commissioner Wan inquired about measurable objectives and the strategy for this grant.  Ms. Eng reported that there are two years to complete a community-wide assessment in support of development of the Blue Greenway.  Department staff and Black Coalition on AIDS will collect input from local residents and stakeholders on sites to review, site prioritization, and creating a vision for how to create more open and recreational space in the southeast area for greater access to the waterfront.  Toxic sites would be assessed for cleanup and reuse as linkages or green connections to the waterfront.  The intent is to continue to secure additional funding after the initial assessment is complete.  Commissioner Wan inquired about the number of residents that outreach would be provided to.  Ms. Eng reported that the number proposed in the work plan was 250.  

Upon Motion by Commissioner Josefowitz, second by Commissioner Stephenson, Resolution 012-13-COE was approved without objection (AYES:  Commissioners Arce, King, Josefowitz, Stephenson, Wald and Wan; Absent:  Commissioner Gravanis).

10. Update on Proposed Agenda for Bayview Commission Meeting and Proposal for Future Commission Meetings Plan in the Community.  (Continued from the August 6, 2013 Meeting) Sponsor:  Commissioner Joshua Arce; Speaker:  Donald Oliveira, Public Outreach Program Manager (Informational Report and Discussion)

Public Outreach Program Manager Donald Oliveira suggested that community meetings be held with the intent of not only sharing our stories but to hear the community’s interest as well.  He proposed that a meeting be held in December in the Bayview neighborhood either at the Bayview Library or Bayview Opera House to acknowledge the Bayview Resiliency Initiative, a newly formed organization working group working with the community to develop a resiliency plan for disaster preparedness and climate change and impacts on health and community infrastructure.   He asked that the Commission schedule future community meetings when there are projects identified that would showcase work that our residents and community partners are doing and that would provide the community an opportunity for feedback.

Commissioner King offered to assist with outreach in the community and asked that there be an opportunity for residents to provide feedback on how the Commission engages in its work.   Commissioner Wald agreed that residents be provided an opportunity to provide feedback on matters of concern to them, and that the Commission provide a meaningful response.  She asked that the agenda be produced in a way that maximizes the time that is devoted to residents of the community.  Commissioner Josefowitz concurred.  Commissioner Stephenson asked that outreach efforts include questions directed to the community about what topics of discussion they would be interested in.   She asked whether an approval would be required to televise the meeting in the community due to the increased cost.   Commissioner Arce pointed out that there would be an added cost if the facility does not have an amplification system. 

The Commission urged that the Director review the expenditure for televising the community meeting, and that it be a priority for the Commission.  Director Nutter spoke in support of holding the meeting in the community on the suggested topic and would check the budget to confirm coverage of costs. 

Public Comment:

Dr. Espanola Jackson spoke in support of holding a community meeting in the Bayview neighborhood.  She reported that the Board of Supervisors holds their Bayview community meetings in the Alex L. Pitcher Community Room at the Southeast Community College because they have the required systems available and suggested the Commission consider this meeting room as well.   She offered to provide a tour for the Commission after the meeting of the Bayview neighborhood.

Mr. James Bryant spoke in support of holding meetings in the Bayview neighborhood in order to establish a relationship with community residents.  He agreed that the Alex L. Pitcher Community room would be the best location for a meeting because of the increased availability of parking and accommodations.   Mr. Bryant reported on Port meeting discussions about sea level rise and the importance of educating the community and holding discussions on how the potential impacts of sea level rise and earthquakes can be avoided.

Mr. Eric Brooks spoke in support of holding Commission meetings in the Bayview neighborhood.  He suggested that the Commission prepare for a longer meeting in order to hold discussions with residents about the toxic sites in the neighborhood and impacts.  He spoke of the frustration that has been expressed by neighborhood residents at prior meetings of various agencies about this issue and asked that the Commission and staff prepare responses to these concerns so that the Department can help solve these environmental problems in the neighborhood faster.   Mr. Brooks spoke of the dangers that could present itself by a tsunami hitting the coast of California and the effect it would have in the Bayview when mixed with the toxic sites in the neighborhood.

11. Discussion of Options for the Commission on the Environment’s Annual Retreat and Policy Committee Input. (Continued from the August 6, 2013 Meeting) (Explanatory Document:  July 8, 2013 Policy Committee Meeting Minutes) Sponsor and Speaker:  Commissioners Ruth Gravanis and Johanna Wald (Informational Report and Discussion)

Commissioner Wald reported on the Policy Committee’s agreement that an appropriate focus of the upcoming retreat would be on challenges that are facing both the Department and the Commission.  The Committee recommended for the Commission’s consideration a two-part discussion (1) that focuses on challenges and opportunities before the Department and ways in which the members of the Commission or the Commission as a whole can help the Department address challenges.   A topic that was discussed to incorporate into this category would be the Strategic Plan; and (2) how to prioritize work as Commissioners in the Commission as a whole and in respective committees.  Staff would be asked to provide recommendations on priorities so that the Commission can decide which ones should be selected to invest time and resources in individually or collectively to help Department staff achieve their goals.  Commissioner Wald reported on the Policy Committee’s list of suggested topics that the Department is working on (reference July 8, 2013 Policy Committee Meeting Minutes).

Director Nutter stated that the list of topics suggested by the Policy Committee would be helpful to Department staff and Commissioners to determine how to move forward together.   She suggested issuing a survey requesting feedback from Commissioners on what their personal interests are and what the focus of the retreat should be.  Deputy City Attorney Tom Owen reported on the legal procedure for issuing surveys to Commissioners.  Commissioner Arce discussed scheduling a retreat the second week of November based on the availability of Commissioners and the Director.  He discussed the possibility of holding a retreat at the Chinatown Campus at City College, multi-use LEED certified facility meeting room as another opportunity to engage the community on Commission business.

Public Comment:  Mr. Eric Brooks spoke in support of including a discussion on the CleanPowerSF program that was part of the Policy Committee’s list of suggested topics.  He reported on his concern with the stoppage of the program and LAFCo’s role in shepherding the program and in the hiring of Local Power to create a local build-out plan.  He suggested exploring with Department staff ways they can work with not only the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and the Board of Supervisors, but with the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) on moving the implementation of the program forward.

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

Commissioner King motioned to continue this item to the next Commission meeting, seconded by Commissioner Josefowitz (AYES:  Commissioners Arce, King, Josefowitz, Stephenson, Wald and Wan; Absent:  Commissioner Gravanis).  The vote was rescinded for public comment.  There was no public comment at this time.  Upon Motion by Commissioner King, second by Commissioner Josefowitz, the Operations Committee Chair’s Report was continued to the next Commission meeting (AYES:  Commissioners Arce, King, Josefowitz, Stephenson, Wald and Wan; Absent:  Commissioner Gravanis).

13. Policy Committee Report. (Information and Discussion)
Chairs Report:  Highlights of the August 12 and September 9, 2013 Meetings and review of the Agenda for the October 21, 2013 Meeting to be held at City Hall, Room 421.

Commissioner Wald reported on highlights of the August 12 Policy Committee meeting discussions to reduce plastic water bottle sales on City property, the written staff report on the City department Climate Action Plans for Fiscal Year 2012-13, staff report on car-idling reduction campaigns that the Department is engaged in, and a presentation on Eco-Districts type 3 neighborhood pilot program.  September 9 highlights included discussions on developing recommendations for the City’s Hazard Mitigation Plan, presentation on a product stewardship model for increasing collection of household batteries and mercury-containing lamps, and an update on the current strategic planning process that the Department is engaged in.  The agenda planning discussion for the October 21 meeting will be scheduled in the near future.

Commissioner Arce suggested, with agreement by Committee Chair Wald, that future Policy Committee meetings be scheduled as a potential meeting of the whole so that other Commissioners are able to attend to participate in topics of interest.

14. 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

Commission Secretary Monica Fish reported on Commission correspondence received and status, provided an update on City legislation, and reported on Ethics Department communication received on Statement of Economic Interests electronic filing requirements and City Attorney’s Office communication received on Political Activity by City Officers (Reference Commission Secretary Report and Correspondence Log.)

15. 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)

Director Nutter highlighted Department program activities, new hires, conferences attended, Department awards and grants received, outreach campaigns, program milestones and achievements (reference Director’s Report).  Commissioner Wald and Director Nutter discussed the successful office warming that was held to celebrate the new offices of the Department of the Environment that reflects the Department’s and City’s environmental values and goals.  Commissioner Stephenson inquired whether sponsorships received have helped with the budget shortfall.  Director Nutter reported that the shortfall was helped by sponsorships received.  Deputy City Attorney Owen provided information on the legal requirements for Commissioners attending social gatherings.

16. Announcements.  (Information and Discussion)  There were no Commissioner announcements made at this time.

17. President’s Announcements.  (Information and Discussion)  There were no President’s announcements made at this time.

18. New Business/Future Agenda Items. (Information, Discussion and Possible Action)  Commissioner Wald asked that the President clarify for the record that a statement was not adopted about CleanPowerSF.  Commissioner Arce reported that the Commission held a discussion about creating a statement, but that a statement was not approved by the Commission.   There is a request made by the public to think about it again.   Commissioner King suggested reviewing the conversion of grass fields to synthetic fields.  Commissioner Arce reported on feedback received from community partners that the Request for Proposals (RFP) process was difficult to understand and suggested that the Operations Committee consider discussing creating a community-friendly RFP.   Director Nutter reported that the Department has started the process for reviewing the RFP process and would come back with staff either at the Operations Committee or Policy Committee to discuss what was determined.

Public Comment:  Mr. Eric Brooks seconded Commissioner King’s proposal and discussed the toxicity of the tire product that goes into synthetic turf particularly to children and wildlife.  He stated that CleanPowerSF advocates have requested that the Commission at its next meeting advocate for CleanPowerSF to move forward immediately.  He suggested that the Department and Commission take a strong role in rate setting and work with the Board of Supervisors and LAFCo on completing the build-out plan so the program can move forward in the next year. 

Commissioner King left the meeting at this time.

19. 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.

Ms. Espanola Jackson asked that the Commission in the next month do an Environmental Impact Study on 3450 3rd Street, where a wellness center is to be built.  She expressed her concern that the area in which the wellness center is to be built is very toxic and unsafe because of its close proximity to a toxic sewage plant, railroad and tracks.  Commissioner Arce inquired whether the Commission, who by Charter is unable to review or make land-use decisions, can make an inquiry on behalf of a community leader about the status of the environmental review with the Planning Department.  Deputy City Attorney Owen suggested inquiring about an assessment in a general way, e.g. to inquire about neighborhood, sites, or block rather than one specific structure or use.

20. Public comment on all matters pertaining to the subsequent closed session on Public Employee Performance Plan and Appraisal Report.  There was no public comment at this time.

21. Vote on whether to hold closed session to evaluate the performance of the Executive Director, Melanie Nutter.  (Cal. Govt. Code § 54957; SF Admin. Code § 67.10(b).)  [ACTION]  Upon Motion by Commissioner Josefowitz, second by Commissioner Stephenson, the Commission voted to hold closed session to evaluate the performance of the Executive Director (AYES:  Commissioners Arce, Josefowitz, Stephenson, Wald and Wan; Absent:  Commissioners Gravanis and King).

22. CLOSED SESSION – PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE PLAN AND APPRAISAL REPORT
Possible closed session to evaluate the performance of the Executive Director, Melanie Nutter.  (Explanatory Document:  Performance Plan and Appraisal Report) (Cal. Govt. Code § 54957; SF Admin. Code § 67.10(b).)  [DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION]

Commissioner Josefowitz left the meeting at this time.  Closed session discussion to evaluate the performance of Executive Director Melanie Nutter convened at 7:45 p.m.

23. OPEN SESSION
Reconvene in open session:
1. Vote to elect whether to disclose any or all discussions held in closed session.  (Cal. Govt. Code § 54957.1(a); SF Admin. Code § 67.12(b).)  [ACTION]
2. Possible report on action taken in closed session and the vote thereon.  (Cal. Govt. Code § 54957.1(a); SF Admin. Code § 67.12(b).)

Open Session reconvened at 8:45 p.m.  Upon Motion by Commissioner Wald, second by Commissioner Stevenson, Commissioners voted to elect not to disclose any or all discussions held in closed session (AYES:  Commissioners Arce, Stephenson, Wald and Wan; Absent:  Commissioners Gravanis, Josefowitz and King).

24. Adjournment.  The Commission on the Environment meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.

Monica Fish, Commission Secretary;
TEL:  (415) 355-3709; FAX: (415) 554-6393

** 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.  A photo ID is required for entry to the building.  (2) on the Commission’s meeting website at http://www.sfenvironment.org/commission/agendas included with minutes by meeting date; (3) upon request to the Commission Secretary, at telephone number 415-355-3709, or  via e-mail at [email protected]  For an audio recording of Commission meetings, access this link http://www.sfenvironment.org/commission/audio and select the meeting date.

Approved: December 3, 2013