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December 12, 2012

State Legislation Committee - December 12, 2012
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
City Hall, Room 305

Mayor’s Office (Chair) – Jason Elliott (Kelly Pretzer)
Supervisor Chiu – Judson True
Supervisor Elsbernd – Alex Volberding
City Attorney’s Office – MaryJane Winslow
Treasurer’s Office – Greg Kato
Assessor’s Office – Angela D’Anna
Controller’s Office – Michelle Allersma (Drew Murrell)


Elliott, True, Winslow, Kato, D’Anna and Allersma present.
Volberding absent.

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM 11-14-2012 (Action Item)

Approved 6-0. No Public Comment.

III. PROPOSED STATE POLICY AGENDA – Human Services, Economic Development, Transportation and Housing Policy (Discussion and Action)

Discussion and possible action item: the Committee will review and discuss proposed state policy agendas. Proposed state policy agendas for review and possible adoption will be listed by submitting department, then specific policy item.

Human Services – Recommended position from the Human Services Agency:

a. Aging and Adult Services and Long Term Care

i. In-Home Supportive Services
ii. Adult Protective Services
iii. Long Term Care
iv. Elder Self Sufficiency

b. Self Sufficiency Support and Child Welfare

i. Access to Public Benefits for Criminal Offenders
ii. CalWORKs
iii. Child Care
iv. Workforce Development
v. Housing and Homelessness
vi. CalFresh and Nutrition Services
vii. Medi-Cal and Health Care Reform
viii. Child Welfare

c. Cross-Program Priorities

i. Realignment
ii. Access to Services

Economic Development – Recommended position from the Office of Economic and

Workforce Development: Support

a. Enterprise Zone Program
b. Film & TV Tax Credit Program

Transportation – Recommended position from the San Francisco Municipal
Transportation Agency: Support

a. Transportation Funding and FY2013-14 State Budget
b. MAP-21 Implementation
c. Cap and Trade
d. State Bond Funding: Prop 1A and Prop 1B
e. Future Funding/Future Bonds
f. Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
g. Fare Evasion Citation Enhancement
h. Enhanced Protection for Transit Fare Inspectors and Parking Control Officers
i. Parking Policy Changes and the California Vehicle Code
j. California Environmental Quality Act Reform
k. Taxi Legislation and Policy

Housing – Recommended position from the Mayor’s Office of Housing: Support

a. AB 26 & AB 1484 Clean-Up
b. Next Generation Redevelopment
c. Infrastructure Financing Districts
d. SB 375, Cap & Trade, Transit Oriented Development
e. Affordable Housing Trust Fund
f. Green Affordable Housing

Modification to Transportation Policy item 7 to conclude the final sentence as “In 2013, the SFMTA will seek to enhance compliance and fine collection
for fare evasion.”

Modification to Transportation Policy item 10 to remove phrase “infill development.”

Modification to Housing Policy item 2 to include phrase “allows tax increment to be used for affordable housing.”

All Modifications and Human Services, Transportation and Housing Policies approved 6-0. Economic Development Policy moved to next month’s State Legislation Committee agenda.

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.

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

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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 Renee Willette, Deputy Director of Legislative & Government Affairs, Mayor’s Office at: (415) 554-6971.

Health Considerations

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