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State Legislation Committee

May 24, 2006

11:00 am


City Hall, Room 288








Mayor’s Office (Chair) – Amiee Albertson
Supervisor Aaron Peskin’s Office – David Owen
Supervisor Alioto-Pier’s Office – Sarah Ballard
City Attorney’s Office – MaryJane Winslow
Treasurer’s Office – Pauline Marx

Assessor’s Office – Craig Dziedzic

Controller’s Office – Peg Stevenson



        I.      ROLL CALL



Action item: vote to approve the minutes of the May 1, 2006 meeting of the State Legislation Committee.



Action items:  vote to support, not support, or take no position on the following state legislation affecting the City andCounty of San Francisco.


NOTE:  The most current version of all legislation can be viewed on the Internet at:




Contact:  Amiee Albertson:  554-5965


A.      AB 2466 (Daucher and Arambula):  to amend CalWORKs requirements to exclude retirement savings (401ks, IRAs) and college savings (529 accounts) from the asset-means tests for public assistance eligibility.

Recommended Position:  Support


B.      AB 2439 (Klehs):  to add a second line to the California State Tax Form, which would enable CA tax payers to designate "money to save" and "money to spend" for their state refunds.

Recommended Position:  Support


Mayor’s Office of Housing

Contact:  Doug Shoemaker:  701-5509


C.      AB 2634 (Lieber):  to require localities in California to make specific housing element efforts for extremely low-income people.

Recommended Position:  Support

Department of Environment

Contact:  Mark Westlund: 355-3714


D.      AB 3018 (Lieber):  to require the Air Resources Board to establish a program for the prevention and control of indoor air pollution.

Recommended Position:  Support


E.      AB 2928 (Laird):  to require the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) to develop voluntary green building guidelines for residential home construction.

Recommended Position:  Support


F.      AB 2878 (Ruskin): to require California Integrated Waste Management Board, by January 1, 2008, to develop and adopt regulations for green building standards for the construction or renovation of state buildings.

Recommended Position:  Support


Public Utilities Commission

Contact:  Nathan Purkiss: 554-3404


G.     AB 2496 (Laird): to lower the maximum flush volumes from 1.6 gallons per flush to 1.3 gallons for single flush toilets, and from 1 gallon per flush to .5 for urinals, in order to conserve 8 billion gallons of water per year.

Recommended Position:  Support


H.      AB 2515 (Ruskin):  to establish efficiency requirements for appliances, homebuilders and water utilities. Also would require the PUC to establish methods of accounting the financial costs and benefits of water use efficiency programs to customers of water corporations.  

Recommended Position:  Support


I.         AB 2723 (Pavley):  to establish the Low-Income Housing Development and Nonprofit Building Revolving Loan Program, which would provide loans to local governing bodies, private businesses, and nonprofits to finance solar energy systems. The source of funding for this program would come from 10% of the monies collected from the California Solar Initiative (CSI).

Recommended Position:  Support



Discussion item:  members of the Committee may suggest topics for consideration at future meetings.



Discussion item:  members of the public may address the Committee on items of interest that are within the Committee’s subject matter jurisdiction.




Disability Access


Room 288 of City Hall is located at 1 Dr. Carton B. Goodlett Place, and is wheelchair accessible.  The closest accessible BART Station is Civic Center, three blocks from City Hall.  Accessible Muni lines serving this location are:  #47 Van Ness, and the #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness, as will as Muni Metro stations at Van Ness and Civic Center.  For more information about Muni accessible services, call 923-6142.  There is accessible parking at the Civic Center Plaza garage.  To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact Aaron Goldsmith, Mayor’s Office of Public Policy and Finance, at 415-554-6114 at least two business days before the meeting.



Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance


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 information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Donna Hall at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA  94102, by phone at 415-554-7724, by fax at 415-554-7854, or email  Citizens may obtain a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance by contacting the Task Force, or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at



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 (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Sec. 2.100 –2.160) to register and report lobbying activity.  For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the San Francisco Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA  94102 ; telephone 415-581-2300, fax 415-581-2317, Internet website:



Cell Phones and Pagers


The ringing and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devises 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.



Public Comment


Public Comment will be taken on each item.


Document Review


Documents that may have been provided to members of the State Legislation Committee in connection with the items on the agenda include proposed state legislation, consultant reports, correspondence and reports from City departments, and public correspondence.  These may be inspected by contacting Amiee Albertson, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Mayor’s Office at:  415-554-5965.


Health Considerations


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.