NOTICE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE BYLAWS OF
THE SAN FRANCISCO URBAN FORESTRY COUNCIL
This notice is issued pursuant to Article XI – Amendment of Bylaws of the San Francisco Urban Forestry Council requiring circulation of proposed amendments in writing to all Council Members and noticed to the public at least ten (10) days prior to such meeting. The Urban Forestry Council will discuss and vote on amending Article VI – Meetings, Section 6 to change the special meeting notice requirement to 72 hours and Article VIII – Committees, Sections 4, 5 and 6 to change Committee structure requirements. The Bylaws will now read as follows:
Notices and agendas of all regular and special Council and committee meetings shall be posted at the San Francisco Main Library and mailed to each Council member and any person who files a written request for such notice with the Council. Notice of regular meetings shall be posted at least 72 hours before the meeting. Notice of special meetings shall be posted at least 72 hours before the meeting. In the case of a special meeting held at a location other than the regular Council meeting place, 15 days notice shall be provided.
Article VIII – Committees
Section 4: Standing Committees
The Council shall have one standing (1) Planning and Funding Committee and one Ad Hoc committee (2) called the Landmark Tree Committee. The Landmark Tree Committee shall have five members and will meet at a location to be announced with a notice posted at least fifteen days before the meeting. The Planning and Funding Committee shall have five members and shall meet on the third Thursday of each month from 4:15 pm to 5:45 pm, in City Hall, Room 421, San Francisco. A notice and agenda will be posted at least 72 hours before the meeting. This information shall be posted on the Department of the Environment’s website.
Section 6: The Landmark Tree Committee
The Landmark Tree Committee shall make preliminary recommendations to the Council on nominated trees proposed for landmark status. The Committee shall conduct individual site visits, complete evaluation forms to review at the scheduled meeting as nominations are received, and vote on landmark tree nominations to present to the full Council for their consideration and adoption. It will prepare a written summary of the evaluation forms and include individual evaluation forms to present to the full Council for review. The Chair of the Committee shall verbally report on the written summary at Council meetings.
This is to certify that the above notice was issued and posted on March 4, 2009.
Monica Fish, Commission Secretary