September 13 2016 Urban Forestry Council Planning and Funding Committee Special Meeting

 

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

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND AGENDA

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
Offices of the San Francisco Planning Department
1650 Mission Street, Room 400
San Francisco, CA  94103

Committee Members:  Members Igor Lacan (Chair), Dan Flanagan, Andrew Sullivan and Jon Swae

Order of Business

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

1.    Call to Order and Roll Call.

2.    Approval of Minutes of the August 2, 2016 Urban Forestry Council Planning and Funding Committee Meeting. (Explanatory Document: August 2, 2016 Meeting Draft Minutes) (Discussion and Action)

3.    Public Comment:  Members of the public may address the Committee on matters that are within the Committee’s jurisdiction and are not on today’s agenda.

4.    Presentation on Geary Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project. The Geary BRT Project team will provide an update on the project and development process, including the release of the Draft Environmental Document in November 2015, comments received from the Urban Forestry Council, the team’s responses to the comments, and schedule for the remaining environmental process and engineering design steps, phasing and construction of the project. Speakers: Chester Fung, Senior Transportation Planner, Arup; Kate Elliott, Public Information Officer, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency; Wahid Amiri, Geary BRT Project Manager, SFMTA; Nicholas Ancel, Landscape Architect, San Francisco Public Works. (Discussion)

5.    Review and Recommend Approval of Draft 2016 Annual Urban Forest Report. (Explanatory Document: Draft 2016 Annual Urban Forest Report) (Discussion and Action)

6.    New Business/Future Agenda Items. (Discussion)

7.    Public Comment:  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 Funding Committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m., Offices of the San Francisco Planning Department, 1650 Mission Street, Room 400.

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 protected] 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.

Public Comment

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).) 

Accessible Meeting Information

Meetings are held at the Planning Department, 1650 Mission St., Room 400, San Francisco, CA. The closest accessible MUNI Metro station is the Van Ness Avenue station located at the intersection of Market Street and Van Ness Avenue. Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the J, K, L, M, and N. Accessible MUNI bus lines serving the Planning Department are the 14 Mission, 26 Valencia, 47 Van Ness, 49 Van Ness/Mission, and the F Line. For more information regarding MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. Accessible curbside parking has been designated at points along Mission Street.

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.

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.

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 Task Force Administrator, City Hall, Room 409, 1 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 Sunshine Task Force Administrator, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s website at www.sfgov.org.

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, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112; web site at www.sfgov.org/ethics.

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: September 7, 2016