September 27 2013 Urban Forestry Council Notice of Proposed Bylaws Amendment

NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE BYLAWS OF

THE SAN FRANCISCO URBAN FORESTRY COUNCIL

TO BE ACTED UPON AT THE REGULAR MEETING OF

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 at 8:30 A.M.

 CITY HALL, ROOM 400

SAN FRANCISCO, CA  94102

 

This notice is issued pursuant to Article XI – Amendment of Bylaws of the San Francisco Urban Forestry Council requiring circulation of proposed amendments in writing to all Council Members and noticed to the public at least ten (10) days prior to such meeting.  The Urban Forestry Council will discuss and vote on amending “Article VIII – Committees” to change the meeting structure, membership requirements, and schedule of Urban Forestry Council Committees as follows:

 

Article VIII – Committees

 

Section 4: Standing Committees

The Council shall have threewo standing Committees (1) Planning and Policy Committee; and (2) Funding Committee; and the (32) Landmark Tree Ad Hoc Committee.  The Landmark Tree Ad Hoc Committee shall have three five members and shall meet as needed on the first Thursday of the month starting at 4:15 p.m., in City Hall, Room 421, San Francisco. The Planning and Policy and Funding Committee shall have five members and shall meet on the first second Tuesday of each month starting at 5:00 4:00 p.m. with the exception of November.  There will not be a meeting in November.  The Committee shall meet in at the Planning Department Offices, 1650 Mission Street, meeting room to be announced, San Francisco, 94103. City Hall, Room 421, San Francisco.

The Funding Committee shall have five members and shall meet on the second Tuesday of each month starting at 4:00 p.m. with the exception of November.  There will not be a meeting in November.   The Funding Committee shall meet at City Hall, Room 421, San Francisco, 94102.

A notice and agenda for the Planning and Policy Committee and Funding Committee meetings will be posted at least 72 hours before the meeting.  A notice for the Landmark Tree Ad Hoc Committee meeting will be posted 15 days before the meeting and an agenda will be posted at least 72 hours before the meeting. This information shall be posted on the Department of the Environment’s website.

 

Section 5: The Planning and Policy Funding Committee

 

The Planning and Policy Funding Committee shall make recommendations to the Council on project plans for major publicly sponsored developments and civic improvements and changes of the public right of way as they impact trees.  The Committee shall (1) examine and make policy recommendations to the Council regarding other urban forest and tree issues; (2) make recommendations to the Council regarding facilitating an assessment (inventory) of the current condition of the Urban Forest, and (3) review the Urban Forest Plan on an annual basis and make recommendations for any changes to the full Council for adoption., (4) make recommendations to the Council on funding opportunities and staffing needs, on opportunities for urban forest programs and on securing and encouraging commitment of adequate resources for tree programs, (5) will also review urban forestry program budget priorities and make recommendations about Urban Forestry funding requirements to the full Council; investigate and pursue funding options for various urban forest activities, and (6) will review the Urban Forest Council’s Budget on an annual basis and will make recommendations for any changes to the full Council for adoption.

 

Section 6: The Landmark Tree Ad Hoc Committee

 

The Landmark Tree Committee shall make preliminary recommendations to the Council on nominated trees proposed for landmark status.  The Committee shall conduct individual site visits, complete evaluation forms to review at regular monthly meetings as nominations are received, and vote on landmark tree nominations to present to the full Council for their consideration and adoption.  It will prepare a written summary of the evaluation forms and include individual evaluation forms to present to the full Council for review. The Chair of the Committee shall verbally report on the written summary at Council meetings.

 

Section 7.  The Funding Committee

 

            The Funding Committee shall 1) make recommendations to the Council on funding opportunities and staffing needs, on opportunities for urban forest programs and on securing and encouraging commitment of adequate resources for tree programs, (2) will also review urban forestry program budget priorities and make recommendations about Urban Forestry funding requirements to the full Council; investigate and pursue funding options for various urban forest activities, and (3) will review the Urban Forest Council’s Budget on an annual basis and will make recommendations for any changes to the full Council for adoption.

 

 

 

This is to certify that the above notice was issued and posted on Monday, September 16, 2013.

 

Monica Fish

Urban Forestry Council Secretary