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February 28 2017 Urban Forestry Council Meeting
City and County of San Francisco
Department of the Environment
Urban Forestry Council
REVISED NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING AND AGENDA
Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
City Hall, Room 416
One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Jr. Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
Council Members: Dan Flanagan (Chair), Carla Short (Vice Chair) (Department of Public Works), Nicholas Crawford, Malcolm Hillan, Rose Hillson, Dan Kida, Igor Lacan, Meg Lowman, Andrew Sullivan, Michael Sullivan, Zachary Taylor (San Francisco Recreation and Park Department), Tom Carter (San Francisco Port), Yolanda Manzone, (San Francisco Public Utilities Commission), Jon Swae (San Francisco Planning Department), and Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Vacant)
Order of Business
Public Comment will be heard during consideration of each agenda item and before the Committee takes action on any item.
1. Call to Order and Roll Call.
2. Adoption of Minutes of the January 27, 2017 Urban Forestry Council Regular Meeting. (Explanatory Document: January 27, 2017 Draft Minutes) (Discussion and Action)
3. Public Comment: Members of the public may address the Council on matters that are within the Council’s jurisdiction and are not on today’s agenda.
4. Review and approval of Resolution File 2017-02-UFC commending Rose Hillson for her service to the Urban Forestry Council. (Explanatory Document: Draft Resolution 2017-02-UFC) (Discussion and Action)
5. Review and approval of Resolution File 2017-03-UFC commending Dan Kida for his service to the Urban Forestry Council. (Explanatory Document: Draft Resolution 2017-03-UFC) (Discussion and Action)
6. Review and approval of Resolution File 2017-04-UFC commending Yolanda Manzone for her service to the Urban Forestry Council. (Explanatory Document: Draft Resolution 2017-04-UFC) (Discussion and Action)
7. Motion to 1) accept the Landmark Tree Committee’s recommendation to initiate a new evaluation process for the redwood tree located at 4 Montclair Terrace 2) instruct the Chair to request and accept up to five volunteer members of the council to each conduct independent onsite evaluations of the tree located at 4 Montclair Terrace and 3) instruct staff to hold a hearing during the March 24. 2017 Urban Forestry Council meeting to discuss the new member evaluations and consider Landmark Tree Status for the redwood tree located at 4 Montclair Terrace. (Explanatory Document: Staff Report Memo to the Ad Hoc Landmark Tree Committee) (Discussion and Action)
8. Committee Reports: (Discussion)
Planning & Funding Committee. Chair’s Report.
Landmark Tree Ad Hoc Committee. Chair’s Report.
9. Staff Report. Staff will provide a report on the progress of new and ongoing projects (Discussion)
10. Chair’s Announcements: Chair, Urban Forestry Council (Discussion)
11. Urban Forestry Council Member Announcements. (Discussion)
12. New Business/Future Agenda Items. (Discussion and Possible Action)
The next meeting of the Urban Forestry Council is scheduled for Friday, March 24, 2017 at 8:30 a.m., City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco, CA 94102.
Copies of explanatory documents are available at (1) the Department of the Environment 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 Urban Forestry Council’s website http://sfenvironment.org/ufc; (3) upon request to the Commission Affairs Manager, at telephone number 415-355-3709, or via e-mail at email@example.com within three business days of a meeting. If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Council 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 http://sfenvironment.org/ufc as attachments to the agenda or meeting minutes.
At this time, members of the public may address the Committee on items of interest that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Committee but are not on today’s agenda. Public comment will be taken following each agendized item. Each member of the public may address the Committee for up to three minutes, unless otherwise announced by the Chair. If it is demonstrated that the comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the Chair may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.
The Brown Act forbids the Committee 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 Committee 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).
The Urban Forestry Council meetings will be held in City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA. The Committee meeting rooms are wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #42 Downtown Loop, and #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness and the Metro Stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. For information about MUNI accessible services call (415) 923-6142. There is accessible curbside parking adjacent to City Hall on Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue and in the vicinity of the Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex.
The following services are available on request 48 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 Anthony Valdez at (415) 355-3709 to make arrangements for the accommodation. Late requests will be honored, if possible.
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Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)
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Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements
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Other 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.
Anthony Valdez, Commission Affairs Manager
TEL: (415) 355-3709; FAX: 415-554-6393
Posted: February 13, 2017
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