03.03 Approved Minutes

 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO

PEAK OIL PREPAREDNESS TASK FORCE

 

REGULAR MEETING

APPROVED MINUTES

TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2009, 3:00-5:30 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, Woody Hastings, Benjamin Lowe, Jason Mark, and Cal Simone.

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

1.      Call to Order and Roll Call.  The Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force meeting convened at 3:05 p.m.  Present: Chair Rosenmeier, Vice-Chair Meyerson, Members Gerber, Lowe, and Simone.  Excused:  Members Hastings and Mark. Mr. Pat Villano, Graphic Designer, and Ms. Monica Fish, Commission Secretary attended the meeting.

 

2.      Approval of the February 17, 2009 Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force Regular Meeting Draft Minutes.  (Discussion and Action)  Upon Motion by Vice-Chair Meyerson and second by Member Simone, the February 17, 2009 Meeting Minutes were approved without objection (Absent:  Members Hastings and Mark) (Explanatory Documents:  February 17, 2009 Draft and Approved Minutes).

 

3.      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.

 

4.      Review and Acceptance of Final Report Text. (Discussion and Action) (Explanatory Documents:  Report Text (2) Transportation Section; (3) Recommendations; and (4) Built Environment Alternate Version)

 

Task Force Members reviewed sections of the report text and made edits as agreed to by consensus of Task Force members present.  The report would be finalized and formalized by the Graphic Designer and a PDF version would be ready for distribution to the Board of Supervisors at the March 17, 2009 meeting. Vice-Chair Meyerson recommended that the most important recommendations be discussed during the press conference as a decision had not been made as to how to structure the recommendations within the report.  Chair Rosenmeier suggested adding recommendations to each report section. This agenda item was continued to the March 17, 2009 meeting for acceptance of the report at the final Task Force meeting.

 

5.      Review and Decision Regarding Format and Layout of Final Report. (Discussion and Action)  Task Force members and Mr. Pat Villano, Graphic Designer, discussed the format and layout of the final report, reviewing examples of reports to use as a model, selecting format options, e.g., fonts, use of italics and quotes, chart styles, color scheme, placement of end notes, and selection of a report title, etc.  The Climate Action Plan was selected as a report model.  It was explained that members would accept the report at the March 17 meeting and in the meanwhile would be working with the Board of Supervisors to set up a presentation and press conference for release of the report.  Chair Rosenmeier reported that an electronic PDF version should be ready for distribution to the Board of Supervisors on March 17, and hard copies would be made available as well.  

 

Items 6 and 7 were heard together.

 

6.      Planning for a Press Conference and Publicity for the Official Release of the Final Report. (Continued Discussion from the February 26, 2009 Meeting) (Discussion and Possible Action)

 

Chair Rosenmeier reported that she would ask Member Mark to contact reporters about scheduling a press conference. The objective would be to have an article written in the Chronicle on the day of the press conference, which is the day the report is presented to the Board of Supervisors, and then have a more extensive article written in the Bay Guardian.  Chair Rosenmeier stated that the Task Force should invite people to attend the press conference once a date has been set.  Vice-Chair Meyerson suggested that Mr. Jared Blumenfeld and Mr. Wade Crowfoot from the Mayor’s Office should be present at the press conference.  Chair Rosenmeier reported that she would contact Supervisor Mirkarimi’s office to schedule a presentation to the Board of Supervisors Committee that he chairs and would report on the date.  It was explained that the presentation can be made after the Task Force sunset date.

 

7.      Preparing for Presentation of Final Report to the Board of Supervisors. (Discussion and Possible Action)  (See Item 6)

 

8.      New Business/Future Agenda Items. (Information and Discussion).  Agenda items 4 -7 were continued to March 17, 2009, the final meeting of the Task Force. 

 

9.      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.

 

10.  Adjournment.  The Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.


** 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) at the Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force meeting website as attachments with each agenda or meeting minutes.

 

 

*Approved: March 17, 2009

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