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State Legislation Committee - December 11, 2013 - Meeting Minutes

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


Mayor’s Office (Chair) – Jason Elliott (Tamsen Drew)
Supervisor Chiu – Judson True
Supervisor Farrell – 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)



Elliott, True, Montejano, Winslow, Kato, McCaffrey & Whitaker Present.

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

No public comment. 
Motion to approve: True; Seconded by: Montejano. 
Approved: 6-0 (Absent:Kato).

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 – Susan Guard

i. Employee Relations – Tentative Agreements  

No public comment. 
Motion to approve: Montejano; Seconded by McCaffrey. 
Approved: 6-0 (Absent: Kato).

B. Department of Public Health – Israel Nieves & Jenny Louie

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

No public comment. 
Motion to approve: Montejano; Seconded by Winslow. 
Approved: 6-0 (Absent: Kato).

C. Department of the Environment – Guillermo Rodriguez

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

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

No public comment. 
Motion to amend Environmental Justice section (E2) to include language that, per SB- 
535, 25 percent of cap and trade funds should be used to benefit disadvantaged 
communities and 10 percent of funds should spent in geographically defined 
disadvantages communities and approve the priorities: Montejano; Seconded by 
Approved: 6-0 (Absent: Kato).

D. Department on the Status of Women – Ann Lehman 

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

No public comment. 
Motion to approve: Montejano; Seconded by True. 
Approved: 6-0 (Absent: Kato).

E. Human Services Agency – Noelle Simmons & Sybil Boutier

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

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

No public comment. 
Motion to amend

1) Self-Sufficiency section (C1) to include additional support to families at risk of becoming homeless; and 
2) Add priority to modify Realignment funding to ensure adequate funding for social services approve: Montejano; Seconded by Winslow.

Approved: 6-0 (Absent: Kato).

F. Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development – Chandra Egan 

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

No public comment. 
Motion to approve: Whitaker; Seconded by McCaffrey. 
Approved: 7-0.

G. Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure – Wells Lawson 

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

No public comment. 
Motion to approve: Montejano; Seconded by Whitaker. 
Approved: 7-0.

H. Office of Economic & Workforce Development – Susannah Greason Robbins 

i. California State Film & TV Tax Credit Program

No public comment. 
Motion to approve: Whitaker; Seconded by Winslow. 
Approved: 7-0.

I. Planning Department – AnMarie Rogers

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

No public comment. 
Motion to amend CEQA Reform (Section F) to state that all efforts will be made to negotiate state law CEQA changes with local parties and approve all but Transportation & Livable Street Design – Accessible Parking (C5): True; Seconded by Montejano. 
Approved: 7-0. 
Motion to approve Transportation & Livable Street Design – Accessible Parking (Section C5): Kato; Seconded by Elliott. 
Approved: 6-0 (Abstained: True).

J. Port of San Francisco – Daley Dunham 

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

No public comment. 
Motion to approve: MacCaffrey; Seconded by Kato. 
Approved: 7-0.

K. San Francisco International Airport – Martha Whetstone 

i. High Speed Rail

No public comment. 
Motion to amend to include support of efforts that address Sea Level Rise and approve: 
Montejano; Seconded by Whitaker. 
Approved: 7-0.

L. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency – Kate Breen 

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

No Public Comment.

Motion to amend Cap & Trade (Section B1) to include language on environmental justice and approve all but Parking Policies (Section C): True; Seconded by Montejano. 
Approved: 7-0.

Motion to amend Parking Policies (Section C) to clarify that increases in oversight of placard approvals will be performed by the Department of Motor Vehicles, and that per the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board direction, the SFMTA should create a program for low-income placard holders: True; Seconded by Montejano. 
Approved 7-0.

Motion to approve Parking Policies (Section C): Kato; Seconded by Montejano. 
Approved: 6-0 (Abstained: True).

M. San Francisco Police Department – Captain Jason Foxx 

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

No public comment. 
Motion to approve: Montejano; Seconded by Whitaker. 
Approved: 6-0 (Absent: Kato).

N. San Francisco Public Utilities Commission – Erin Hagan 

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

No public comment. 
Motion to approve: True; Seconded by Montejano. 
Approved: 7-0.

O. Recreation & Parks Department – Alex Randolph 

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

No public comment. 
Motion to amend to:

1) Include department priorities;

  • Oppose legislation that has a negative impact on local or regional parks and recreation agencies including the sale of parks and open space.
  • Support the enactment of federal policies that encourage or incentivize local and regional sustainability efforts.
  • Support access for all Californians to physical activity and nutrition through parks & open space, active transportation (bicycles and pedestrians, trails, complete streets, use of easements), access to healthy foods, and joint use of schools

2) Remove Regional Transportation Plan priority (Section B); and 
3) Add support for local cap and trade funding.


And to approve: Montejano; Seconded by Whitaker. 
Approved: 6-0 (Absent: Kato).

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

No Public Comment.




Disability Access

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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 sotf@sfgov.org. 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 www.sfgov.org/sunshine.

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements
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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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