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04.28 Rescheduled Meeting Agenda

 

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO

COMMISSION ON THE ENVIRONMENT

 

 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING AND AGENDA

*RESCHEDULED MEETING

 

POLICY COMMITTEE

Thursday, April 28, 2005, *5:30 P.M.

City Hall, Room 421

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

San Francisco, CA 94102

 

 

*The meeting of the Policy Committee has been rescheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  Commissioners Johanna Wald, Chair, Christina Desser, and Arlene Rodriguez

 

Commission Secretary:  Monica Fish 

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

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

 

 

1.      CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL

2.   ACTION:  Adoption of Minutes of the March 25, 2004 and the February 24, 2005 Meetings. (Explanatory Document:  Draft Minutes of the March 25, 2004 and February 24, 2005 Meetings)**

 

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

 

  1. PRESENTATION:  Update on the Treasure Island Sustainability Plan (Explanatory Document:  Treasure Island Draft Sustainability Plan (Word))**.
Sponsor:  Johanna Wald; Speakers:  David Assmann, Deputy Director, Department of the Environment Mark Palmer, Green Building Coordinator, Department of the Environment Laura Ingall, Green Building Coordinator, Department of the Environment 
5.      PRESENTATION:  Informational presentation on Carbon Trading Opportunities and Policy Issues.
Sponsor:  Johanna Wald, Speaker:  Cal Broomhead, Energy Manager, Department of the Environment

 

  1. PRESENTATION:  Informational presentation updating the current status of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC) Combustion Turbine (CT) Projects.
Sponsor:  Johanna Wald; Speakers:  Karen Kubick, Project Manager, SFPUC and Gary Rubenstein, Sierra Research

7.      INFORMATION:  New Business

8.      FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

 

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

 

10.  ADJOURNMENT

 

 

 

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 Policy Committee Meeting will be held in City Hall, Room 421, in the Civic Center area.  The Commission meeting rooms are 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, Adele Destro, Interim 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.

Posted:  April 20, 2005

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