04.29 Agenda

CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO

COMMISSION ON THE ENVIRONMENT

 

NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED MEETING AND AGENDA

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2008, 5:00 P.M.

City Hall, Room 416

San Francisco, CA 94102 


 

*The Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 5:00 p.m. Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Commission on the Environment was rescheduled to Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at 5:00 p.m., Room 416, City Hall.

 

COMMISSION MEMBERS:  Commissioners Paul Pelosi Jr. (President), Ruth Gravanis (Vice-President), Angelo King, Darian Rodriguez Heyman, Jane MarieFrancis Martin, Matt Tuchow, Johanna Wald

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

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

 

1.      Call to Order and Roll Call.

 

2.      Adoption of Minutes of the January 22, 2008 Commission Meeting. (Discussion and Action) (Explanatory Document:  Draft Minutes of the January 22, 2008 Regular Commission Meeting)  

 

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.

 

4.      Resolution Commending Commissioner Alan Mok for his Service on the Commission on the Environment (Discussion and Action) (Explanatory Document:  Resolution File 2008-07-COE) (Continued from the January 22, 2008 Meeting).

 

5.      Approval of the 2007 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Precautionary Purchasing Ordinance (Discussion and Action) (Explanatory Document: 2007 Annual Report on the Implementation of the Precautionary Purchasing Ordinance as amended April 28, 2008).

SPONSOR:  Director Jared Blumenfeld

SPEAKERS: Dr. Chris Geiger, City Toxics Reduction Coordinator

 and Paul Ledesma, City Government Recyling Coordinator

 

6.      Resolution approving proposed Grants for the Department of the Environment’s Environmental Justice Program for FY 2008-2010 (Discussion and Action) (Explanatory Documents:  Draft Resolution File No. 2008-09-COE and Environmental Justice Staff Funding Recommendations).

SPONSOR:  Jared Blumenfeld, Director

SPEAKER:  Anne Eng, Environmental Justice Program Manager

 

7.      Staff Report on the Department of the Environment’s Initiatives and Activities relating to Green Collar Job Development and Training (Informational Report).

SPONSOR:  Commissioner Rodriguez Heyman

SPEAKER:  Anne Eng, Environmental Justice Program Manager and

Raquel Pinderhughes, Ph.D., Urban Studies Program, San Francisco State University

 

8.      Resolution approving proposed Grants for the Department of the Environment’s Zero Waste Program for FY 2008-2010 (Discussion and Action) (Explanatory Document:  Draft Resolution File No. 2008-10-COE and Zero Waste Grant Funding Recommendations.

SPONSOR:  Jared Blumenfeld, Director

SPEAKER:  Alexa Kielty, Residential Recycling Assistant

 

9.      Resolution approving proposed Grants for the Department of the Environment’s Used Motor Oil Recycling Program for FY 2008-2009 (Discussion and Action) (Explanatory Document:  Draft Resolution File No. 2008-11-COE and Staff Funding Recommendations).

SPONSOR:  Jared Blumenfeld, Director

SPEAKER:  Cynthia Knowles, Residential Toxics Reduction Specialist

 

10.  Presentation on Status of Energy Watch Efficiency Programs (Informational Presentation and Discussion).

SPONSOR:  Jared Blumenfeld, Director

SPEAKER:  Ann Kelly, Energy Efficiency Manager

 

11.  Update on UN Global Compact Cities Programme Project – Business Council on Climate Change (BC3) (Informational Presentation and Discussion).

SPONSOR:  Jared Blumenfeld, Director

SPEAKERS:  Jennifer Kass, BC3, Heidi Hauenstein and Jamie Burkart, BC3 Interns

 

12.  Resolution Amending the Commission on the Environment’s Bylaws to change the start time of the Operations Committee meetings from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Explanatory Documents:  Resolution File No. 2008-12-COE and Notice of Proposed Amendment to Bylaws).

    SPONSOR/SPEAKER:  Commissioner Rodriguez Heyman

 

13.  Resolution Amending and Adopting the Department of the Environment’s Record Retention Schedule (Discussion and Action) (Explanatory Document: Amended Record Retention Schedule and Resolution File 2008-13-COE).

SPONSOR/SPEAKER:  David Assmann, Deputy Director

 

14.  Commission Secretary’s Report. (Information and Discussion) (Explanatory Document:  Commission Secretary Report)

Monica Fish, Commission Secretary

·         Communications and Correspondence

·         Update on Pending City Legislation

 

15.  Operations Committee Report. (Information and Discussion)

Chair’s Report:  Highlights of the Wednesday, April 16, 2008 meeting and review of the agenda for the upcoming meeting on July 16, 2008, at 4:00 p.m., 11 Grove Street.

 

16.  Policy Committee Report. (Information and Discussion)

Chairs Report:  Highlights of the Monday, February 11, March 17, and April 21, 2008 meetings and review of the agenda for the upcoming meeting in May to be held at City Hall, Room 421.  

 

17.  Director’s Report. (Information and Discussion) (Explanatory Document: Director’s Report)

Ms. Nelly Sun, Senior Management Assistant to Jared Blumenfeld, Director, Department of the Environment will give updates on SFE administrative and programmatic operations relating to Budget Planning, Strategic Planning, Clean Air, Climate Division, Outreach and Education Division, Environmental Justice Division, Zero Waste, Toxics Reduction Program, and the Urban Forestry Division.

 

18.  Announcements.  (Information and Discussion)

 

19.  President’s Announcements.  (Information and Discussion)

 

20.  New Business/Future Agenda Items. (Information and Discussion)

 

21.  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.

 

22.  Adjournment.

 

Monica Fish, Commission Secretary

TEL:  (415) 355-3709; FAX: (415) 554-6393

 

The next Regular Meeting of the Commission on the Environment is scheduled for Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at City Hall, Room 416.

 

** 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 https://sites.google.com/a/sfenvironment.org/commission/environment-commission as attachments to the meeting agenda or minutes, ;(3) upon request to the Commission Secretary, at telephone number 415-355-3709, or via e-mail at Monica.Fish@sfgov.org within three business days of a meeting. If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Commission after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at the Department of the Environment, 11 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 during normal office hours or will be made available at the Commission’s website https://sites.google.com/a/sfenvironment.org/commission/environment-commission as attachments to the agenda or meeting minutes.

 

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 meeting is held at City Hall, Room 416 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 at (415) 554-6789 or (415) 554-6799 (TTY) for additional information.

 

The following services are available on request 48 hours prior to the meeting; except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline shall be 4:00 p.m. of the last business day of the preceding week:  For American sign language interpreters or the use of a reader during a meeting, a sound enhancement system, and/or alternative formats of the agenda and minutes, please contact Monica Fish at (415) 355-3709 to make arrangements for the accommodation.  Late requests will be honored, if possible.

 

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, Jr., Sunshine Task Force Administrator, City Hall, Room 409, One 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: 25 Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, 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 that 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 22, 2008 

 

 

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