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December 11, 2013

State Legislation Committee - December 11, 2013
Wednesday, December11th, 2013
City Hall, Room 201


Mayor’s Office (Chair) – Jason Elliott (Tamsen Drew)
Supervisor Chiu – Judson True
Supervisor Elsbernd – Jess Montejano
City Attorney’s Office – Mary Jane Winslow
Treasurer’s Office – Greg Kato
Assessor’s Office – Trisha Prashad
Controller’s Office – Michelle Allersma (Drew Murrell)




II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM 9-11-2013 (Action Item)

III. PROPOSED DEPARTMENT STATE POLICY AGENDAS – Department of Human Resources, Department of Public Health, Department of the Environment, Department on the Status of Women, Human Services Agency, Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development, Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure, Office of Economic & Workforce Development, Planning Department, Port of San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and Recreation & Parks Department (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.

A. Department of Human Resources

i. Employee Relations – Tentative Agreements

B. Department of Public Health


i. Health Reform Implementation
ii. Health Care Coverage
iii. Realignment
iv. Hospitals
v. Behavioral Health Services
vi. Long-Term Care
vii. Public Health & Prevention
viii. Communicable Disease Prevention & Control
ix. Emergency Medical Services
x. Homeless/Housing
xi. Incarcerated
xii. Immigrant Access to Health Care/Multicultural Care
xiii. Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health

C. Department of the Environment

i. Green Building/Energy
ii. Clean Air/Climate Change
iii. Zero Water
iv. Toxics
v. Environmental Justice
vi. Urban Forestry & Gardens
vii. Energy Rebates

D. Department on the Status of Women

i. Improve Enforcement of Anti-Human Trafficking Notice
ii. Enact Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) at the state level

E. Human Services Agency

i. Health Care Reform
ii. Aging & Adult Services and Long Term Care
iii. Self Sufficiency
iv. Child Welfare
v. Early Care & Education

F. Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development

i. Funding for Affordable Housing
ii. Successor Agency Effectiveness
iii. Regulatory Improvements

G. Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure

i. AB 26 & AB 1484 Clean-Up Bills
ii. Infrastructure Financing Districts
iii. Tax Exempt Status of Municipal Bonds
iv. Sustainable Development
v. SB 375 Funding Mechanisms for Infill Development
vi. Infill Development

H. Office of Economic & Workforce Development

i. California State Film & TV Tax Credit Program

I. Planning Department

i. Smart Growth & General Plan Requirements
ii. Affordable Housing
iii. Transportation & Livable Street Design
iv. Equitable Growth & Infrastructure Investment
v. Sustainability & Resiliency
vi. CEQA Reform
vii. State Regulation of Medical Cannabis


J. Port of San Francisco

i. Amendments to SB 815 and AB 2259
ii. CARB Shoreside Power Regulations

K. San Francisco International Airport

i. High Speed Rail

 L. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

i. Transportation Funding
ii. Cap & Trade
iii. Parking Policy
iv. Complete Streets
vi. Shared Policy Priorities of City Departments

M. San Francisco Police Department

i. Prison Overcrowding
ii. Improve Enforcement of Anti-Human Trafficking Notice
iii. Use of SmartJustice
iv. State Sentencing Laws

N. San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

i. Water Rights
ii. Ocean Beach
iii. Cap & Trade Implementation
iv. Water Reuse, Conservation, and Recycling
v. Renewable Portfolio Standards
vi. Community Renewables

O. Recreation & Parks Department

i. Voter approval of Special Taxes
ii. Regional Transportation Plan
iii. California Clean Water, Safe Urban Parks, and Environmental Health Investment Act


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

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

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.



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