Resolution 007-12-COE Amendment Commission on the Environment Bylaws

Environmental policy and legislation in San Francisco

[Amendment of Commission on the Environment Bylaws]

Resolution amending the Commission on the Environment’s Bylaws Article VII – Committees Sections 1 and 7 to change the Committee appointment process and schedule and location of Operations Committee meetings.

WHEREAS, The Commission on the Environment at their September 20, 2012 Rescheduled Meeting voted to approve Bylaws amendments to Article VII – Committees, Section 1: Membership of Committees and Section 7: Operations Committee as follows:

Article VII – Committees

Section 1: Membership of Committees

Committee members shall be appointed by the President of the Commission for one-year terms.  Each committee shall have no more than three members. When a committee member will be absent from a committee meeting, the President of the Commission may appoint another member of the Commission to serve on the committee for that meeting.

Section 7:  Operations Committee

The Operations Committee shall meet on third Wednesday of January, April, July, and October at 5:00 p.m. the second Wednesday in February and first Wednesday in May, August, and November at 5:00 p.m., 11 Grove Street at 1455 Market Street in the City and County of San Francisco.   The Operations Committee shall have general responsibility for the budget, financial planning and operations of the Department of the Environment.  This Committee shall work with the Director and make recommendations to the Commission for the financial well-being and effective administration of the Department’s programs and activities, including the management of environmental programs, duties, and functions which have been assigned to the Department pursuant to Section 4.118 of the City Charter or by ordinance.   This Committee shall also oversee the public education and outreach to the community on environmental issues and address issues regarding the environmental well-being of the City.

RESOLVED, The Commission on the Environment amends its Bylaws Article VII – Committees, Sections 1 and 7 to reflect the above changes.

I hereby certify that this Resolution was adopted at the Commission on the Environment’s Meeting on September 20, 2012.


Monica Fish, Commission Secretary


Vote:      Approved (5-0)

Ayes:      Commissioners Tuchow, Gravanis, Arce, Stephenson and Wald      

Noes:      None                                

Absent:   Commissioners King and Mok