CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
PEAK OIL PREPAREDNESS TASK FORCE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2009, 2:00-5:30 P.M.
CITY HALL, ROOM 421
ONE DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102
TASK FORCE MEMBERS: Jeanne-Marie Rosenmeier (Chair), Bernard Meyerson (Vice-Chair), Patricia Gerber, Benjamin Lowe, Woody Hastings, Jason Mark, and Cal Simone.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
1. Call to Order and Roll Call. The Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force Special Meeting convened at 2:00 p.m. Present: Chair Rosenmeier, Vice-Chair Meyerson, Members Gerber, Lowe, Mark and Simone. Excused: Member Hastings. Mr. Cal Broomhead, Energy Manager, Department of the Environment and Ms. Monica Fish, Commission Secretary, attended the meeting.
2. Review of Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force Draft Report (Continued Discussion from the February 17, 2009 Meeting). (Explanatory Document: Amended Draft Report Sections Distributed in Task Force Meeting) (Informational Presentation, Discussion and Possible Action).
Task Force Members and Mr. Broomhead reviewed sections of the draft report and made edits as agreed to by consensus of Task Force members present. This item was continued to the March 3, 2009 meeting for review and acceptance of the final report text and to prioritize recommendations.
3. Planning for a Press Conference for the Official Release of the Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force Final Report. (Continued from the February 17, 2009 Meeting) (Discussion and Possible Action)
Chair Rosenmeier reported that she had spoken to Mr. Rick Galbreath, Legislative Aide to Supervisor Mirkarimi, on planning for a press conference and then she and Member Simone met with Mr. Mark Westlund, Program Outreach Manager with the Department of the Environment, who explained that a press conference could happen even when the Task Force sunsets. Chair Rosenmeier reported that Mr. Westlund indicated that it would be beneficial to hold a press conference on the same day that the report is presented to the Board of Supervisors. It was suggested that the Task Force identify a Chronicle reporter to run a story on the day of the press conference and to also encourage radio reporters to attend. Chair Rosenmeier asked Task Force members to identify supporters that would add legitimacy to the report topics being discussed and invite them to attend the press conference, e.g., Richard Heinberg or other experts in the field.
4. New Business/Future Agenda Items. (Information and Discussion). Future agenda items would include review and acceptance of the final report text and format, continuation of the discussion on planning for a press conference and publicity for the final report, and formal presentation of the report to the Board of Supervisors.
5. 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. There was no public comment at this time.
6. Adjournment. The Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force Special Meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.
*Approved: March 17, 2009