September 30 2014 Commission on the Environment Rescheduled Meeting Agenda


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014, 5:00 P.M.

*The Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:00 p.m. Regular Meeting of the Commission on the Environment that meets at City Hall, Room 416, has been RESCHEDULED to Tuesday, September 30. 2014 at 5:00 p.m. and will be held at City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus, 1125 Valencia Street, Rooms 107 and 108.

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


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

1. Call to Order and Roll Call.

2. Introduction by Commission President Joshua Arce and Welcoming Remarks by Supervisor David Campos, City College Campus Dean Jorge Bell, and SF Environment Director Deborah Raphael.  (Discussion)

3. 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.

4. Presentation on San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development’s Invest In Neighborhoods Initiative on Lower 24th Street and Sustainable Community Efforts to Establish the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District. (Explanatory Documents:  Draft Resolution and Presentation) Sponsor: Commission President Arce, Speaker: Joaquin Torres, Deputy Director, San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development and Erick Arguello, President, Calle 24 Council (15 minutes) (Informational Presentation, Discussion, and Possible Action to Adopt Resolution in Support of Calle 24 Latino Cultural District)

5. Presentation on San Francisco Department of Public Works Giant Sweep Initiative in the Mission and Citywide.  (Explanatory Document:  Presentation) Sponsor:  Deborah Raphael, Director; Speaker:  Jimmer Cassiol,  San Francisco Department of Public Works (15 minutes) (Informational Presentation and Discussion)

6. Presentation on Community Resiliency and Empowerment in the Mission.  Sponsor: Commission President Arce, Speaker: Antonio Diaz, Organizational Director, People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER) (10 minutes) (Informational Presentation and Discussion)

7. Review and Approval of Draft Resolution 2014-14-COE in Support of San Francisco’s Vision Zero Program to Eliminate all Traffic-Related Fatalities in the Next Ten Years. (Explanatory Document:  Draft Resolution) Speaker:  Krute Singa, Senior Clean Transportation Program Coordinator (5 minutes) (Discussion and Action)

8. Review and Approval of Draft Resolution 2014-13-COE Approving Department of the Environment Funding Recommendations for Grant Awards to Support Multiple Community Projects.  (Explanatory Documents:  Draft Resolution and Funding Recommendations) Sponsor:  Deborah Raphael, Director; Speakers:  Anne Eng, Environmental Justice Program Manager and Shawn Rosenmoss, Senior Environmental Specialist, Fundraising and Community Partnerships (8 minutes)(Discussion and Action)

9. 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) Speaker:  Deborah Raphael, Director (Information and Discussion)

10. Approval of Draft Minutes of the July 22, 2014 Commission on the Environment Meeting.  The Commission will review two formats of Meeting Minutes and consider adopting either the condensed summary or expanded version for future formats. (Explanatory Documents:  July 22, 2014 Draft Minutes Expanded and Condensed Summaries)(Discussion and Action)

11. Operations Committee Chair’s Report.  Highlights of the August 13, 2014 Meeting and review of the Agenda for the November 12, 2014 Meeting.  (Information and Discussion)

12. Policy Committee Report. (Information and Discussion)
Chairs Report:  Highlights of the August 11 and September 8, 2014 Meetings and review of the Agenda for the October 8, 2014 Meeting.

13. Commission Secretary’s Written Report. (Explanatory Document: Commission Secretary’s Report and Correspondence Log) Monica Fish, Commission Secretary (Information and Discussion)
• Communications and Correspondence
• Update on City Legislation

14. Announcements.  (Information and Discussion)

15. President’s Announcements.  (Information and Discussion)

16. New Business/Future Agenda Items. (Information, Discussion and Possible Action)

17. 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.

18. Adjournment.

The next Regular Meeting of the Commission on the Environment is scheduled for Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 5:00 p.m. at City Hall, Room 416.

** 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., Photo identification is required for entry to the building. (2) on the Commission’s website; (3) upon request to the Commission Secretary, at telephone number 415-355-3709, or via e-mail at [email protected] within three business days of a meeting. If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Commission 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 on the Commission’s website as attachments to the agenda or meeting minutes.

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.

NOTE: Persons unable to attend the meeting may submit to the Commission on the Environment, by the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the agenda items above. These comments will be made a part of the official public record and shall be brought to the attention of the Commission on the Environment members. Any written comments should be sent to: Commission Secretary of the Environment, 1455 Market Street, Suite 1200, San Francisco, CA 94103 by 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the hearing.  Comments that cannot be delivered to the Commission Secretary by that time may be taken directly to the hearing at the location above.  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 the Commission, the Commission Secretary and the public.

Public Comment

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

The Brown Act forbids the Commission 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 Commission 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).)

Disability Access

The special meeting of the Commission on the Environment will be held at City College of San Francisco, 1125 Valencia Street, Rooms 107 and 108.  The meeting facility is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and other assistive mobility devices.  The main entrance on Valencia Street is accessible.  The closest accessible BART station is the 24th Street Station.  MUNI lines serving this location are: #14 Mission to 22nd Street and 26 Valencia to 22nd and Valencia Streets. For information about MUNI accessible services call (415) 923-6142.  On street metered parking is available on Valencia Street.

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products.  Please help the City accommodate these individuals.  Individuals with chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call the Mayor’s Office on Disability at (415) 554-6789 or (415) 554-6799 (TTY) for additional information.

The following services are available on request 72 hours prior to the meeting; except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline shall be 4:00 p.m. of the last business day of the preceding week:  For American sign language interpreters or the use of a reader during a meeting, a sound enhancement system, and/or alternative formats of the agenda and minutes, please contact Monica Fish at (415) 355-3709 to make arrangements for the accommodation.  Late requests will be honored, if possible.

Language Access

Language Assistance: To request an interpreter for a specific item during the meeting, please contact the Commission Secretary, Monica Fish, at (415) 355-3709 or Mon[email protected]  at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.

Know your Rights under the Sunshine Ordinance
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)

Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public.  Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business.  This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review.  For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, Sunshine Task Force Administrator, City Hall, Room 409, One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA  94102-4683 at Phone No.: (415) 554-7724; Fax No.: (415) 554-7854; E-mail: [email protected].  Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s website at

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code §2.100, et. seq] to register and report lobbying activity.  For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at: 25 Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, web site at

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