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San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission

Combined Executive Committee, Immigration Reform, Outreach and Program & Access Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 5:30 PM
City Hall, Suite 370
One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

Outreach Committee: Felix Fuentes (Chair), Toye Moses, Jacqueline Ricci
Program & Access Committe: Gilberto J. Alexander (Chair), Felix Fuentes, Vera Haile
Immigration Reform Committee: Ana Perez (Chair), Lorena Melgarejo, Jay Gonzalez, Jacqueline Lingad-Ricci
Executive Committee Members: Angus McCarthy (Chair), Gilberto Alexander, Felix Fuentes, Vera Haile, Ana Perez

Note: Decisions on any and all action items will be preceded by discussion and public comment.

1. Call to Order and Roll Call

2. Public Comment

3. Action Item: Approval of Combined Committee minutes from October 15, 2009 meeting and Executive Committee minutes from October 28, 2009 meeting
(Information/Discussion/Action Item)

4. Symposium Debriefing

5. April 13, 2009 Joint Hearing Report Update

6. Commission Planning/Elections Discussion

7. Setting a regular time for this Special Combined Committee meeting

8. Develop a position on Immigration Reform

9. Discuss Possible Dates for Commission Retreat

10. New Business

11. Adjournment

For questions about the meeting please contact 415-554-5098. 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.


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 (Chapters 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, please contact:

Sunshine Ordinance Task Force Administrator
City Hall – Room 244 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4683
(415) 554-7724 (Office); (415) 554-5163 (Fax)
E-mail: [email protected]

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 Copies of explanatory documents are available to the public on the Commission’s webpage:; or, upon request to the Commission Secretary, at the above address or phone number.


American Sign Language interpreters will be available upon request. Every effort will be made to accommodate requests to make a sound enhancement system available at the meeting, to provide meeting materials in alternative formats and/or provide a reader, and to provide simultaneous translation in Spanish and Chinese during the meeting. For these requests, please contact Sally Leung, Commission Secretary at 415-554-4884, at least 72 hours before the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. The hearing room is wheelchair accessible.

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 to accommodate these individuals.


The Immigrant Rights Commission meeting will be held in Room 416 at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco. The meeting location is between Grove and McAllister Streets and is wheelchair accessible. The closet BART and Muni Metro Station is Civic Center, about three blocks from the meeting location. Accessible Muni lines nearest the meeting location are: 42 Downtown Loop, 49 Van Ness-Mission, F-Market & Muni Metro (Civic Center Station). For more information about Muni accessible services call (415) 923-6142. There is accessible on-street parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location.

For assistance call Sally Leung 415-554-4884. 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 others may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City accommodate these individuals.


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] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the San Francisco Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Street, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, (415) 581-2300, FAX (415) 581-2317, web site: