11.16 Agenda

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO

BIODIESEL ACCESS TASK FORCE

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING AND AGENDA

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2006, 10:00 A.M.

CITY HALL, ROOM 278

ONE DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102


 

TASK FORCE MEMBERS:  VOTING:  Eric Bowen (Chair), Adam Hagen (Vice-Chair), Melissa Hardy, Benjamin Jordan, Karri Ving. NON-VOTING: David Augustine (Treasurer/Tax Collector), Vandana Bali (Department of the Environment), Richard Berman (Port), Sarah Dennis (Planning Department), Mike Ferry (Fire Department), Tom Franza (SFPUC), Laurence Kornfield (DBI), Dina Mackin (MOCD), Marty Mellera (MTA), Virginia St. Jean (DPH).

 

TASK FORCE SECRETARY:  Monica Fish

 

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

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

1.      CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

 

2.      ACTION:  Approval of the October 19, 2006 Regular Meeting Draft Minutes.  (Explanatory Document: October 19, 2006 Draft Minutes)

 

3.      DISCUSSION and ACTION:  The Task Force will discuss creating and adopting a policy regarding members’ attendance at Task Force Meetings pursuant to Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 502-06 (Continued from the October 19, 2006 Meeting) (Explanatory Documents:  Draft Attendance Policy to Board of Supervisors and Mayor; Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 502-06, Mayor’s Correspondence of September 18, 2006, October 30, 2006 and Sample Attendance Policy)   SPEAKER: Monica Fish, Task Force Secretary

 

4.      INFORMATIONAL REPORT.  Update on Expression of Interest from Gas Stations on the Installation of Biodiesel Pumps (Continued from the October 19, 2006 Meeting). 

SPEAKER:  Vice-Chair Adam Hagen

 

5.      DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION:  Continued Discussion on Recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on Incentives for Gas Stations to Include Biodiesel Pumps (Continued from the October 19, 2006 Meeting). 

 

6.      INFORMATIONAL REPORT.  Update on Permitting Regulations for Biodiesel (Continued from the October 19, 2006 Meeting).

SPEAKERS:  Members Benjamin Jordan and Sarah Dennis

 

7.      INFORMATIONAL PRESENTATION:  Biodiesel Dispensing Installations Examples.

SPEAKER:  Member Benjamin Jordan

 

8.      INFORMATIONAL REPORT.  Citywide Fleet Implementation of Biodiesel.

SPONSOR:  Mr. Kevin Drew, Department of the Environment

SPEAKER:  Member Vandana Bali

 

9.      DISCUSSION:  Application Form for Payroll Tax Exclusion Form (Explanatory Document:  Application Form for Payroll Tax Exclusion Form).

SPEAKER:  Mr. Kevin Drew

 

11.  INFORMATION:  New Business

 

12.  DISCUSSION:  Future Agenda Items

 

13.  PUBLIC COMMENTS:  Members of the public may address the Task Force on matters that are within the Task Force’s jurisdiction and are not on today’s agenda.

 

14.  ADJOURNMENT

 

** Copies of explanatory documents are available at (1) the Task Force office, 11 Grove Street, San Francisco, California between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., (2) upon request to the Task Force Secretary, at telephone number 415-355-3709 or via e-mail at Monica.Fish@sfgov.org, or (3) on the meeting website as attachments to the agendas or meeting minutes.

 

 If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Task Force after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at the Department of the Environment, 11 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 during normal office hours or will be made available at the Task Force website as attachments to the agenda or meeting minutes.

 

Public Comment

 

At this time, members of the public may address the Task Force on items of interest that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Task Force but are not on today’s agenda.  Public comment will be taken following each agendized item.  Each member of the public may address the Task Force 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 Task Force 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 Task Force 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 Task Force meetings will be held at City Hall, Room 278, One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, in the Civic Center area.  The meeting room is 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: #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 Monica Fish 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 accessibility hotline at (415) 554-6060.

 

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, Frank Darby, 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: sotf@sfgov.org.  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 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, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317; web site at www.sfgov.org/ethics.

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 Task


Force, 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 Task Force on the Environment members. Any written comments should be sent to: Task Force Secretary of the Environment, 11 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 by 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the hearing. Comments which cannot be delivered to the Task Force 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 Task Force, the Task Force Secretary and the public.

 

Posted: November 8, 2006

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