10.19 Notice and Agenda of Rescheduled Meeting to 10.17








MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2005, 5:30 P.M.

Department of the Environment

11 Grove Street

San Francisco, CA 94102



*This meeting has been rescheduled from the Regularly Scheduled Meeting date of Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. to a Special Rescheduled Meeting on Monday, October 17, 2005 at 5:30 p.m.


COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  Commissioners Arlene Rodriguez, Chair; Paul Pelosi, Jr., and Alan Mok


Commission Secretary:  Monica Fish





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



2.   ACTION:  Adoption of Minutes of the July 20, 2005 Regular Meeting. (Explanatory Document:  Draft Minutes of the July 20, 2005 Regular Meeting)**


3.   PUBLIC COMMENTS:  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.  DISCUSSION:  Presentation of the Five-Year Impound Account, Budget, and Plan.

Staff:  David Assmann, Deputy Director


5.   DISCUSSION:  Update on the Department of Environment’s Proposed Move to 25 Van Ness Avenue.

Staff:  David Assmann, Deputy Director


6.   INFORMATION:  Update on the Environmental Justice Program and Review of Request for Proposal for Fiscal-Year 2005-2006 Grant Applications.

Staff:  Sraddha Mehta, Environmental Justice Coordinator


7.  DISCUSSION:  Status Report on Department Compliance with 2003-2006 and 2004-2007 Strategic Plan Objectives.

Sponsor:  Commissioner Alan Mok

Staff:  David Assmann, Deputy Director

8.      INFORMATION:  New Business



10.  PUBLIC COMMENTS:  Members of the public may address the Committee on matters that are within the Commission’s jurisdiction and are not on today’s agenda.





Monica Fish, Commission Secretary

TEL:  (415) 355-3709

FAX: (415) 554-6393


** Copies of explanatory documents are available at (1) the Commission’s office, 11 Grove Street, San Francisco, California between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., (2) on the Commission’s website, (3) upon request to the Commission Secretary, at telephone number 415-355-3709, or (4) via e-mail at Monica.Fish@sfgov.org within three business days of a meeting.


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 Commission on the Environment Operations Committee Meeting will be held at the Department of the Environment, 11 Grove Street, 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.

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: 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, 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 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, 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 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.


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