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Public Meeting Notification and Agenda


City andCounty of San Francisco

Immigrant Rights Commission

Monday, March 9, 2009

5:30 PM

City Hall, Room 416

One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place

San Francisco, CA 94102




Item No.

Title and Description


Call to order and roll call


Action: Approval of February 5, 2009 Minutes


Public Comment on matters appearing on the agenda


Discussion: Update and follow up on proposed April 9, 2009 public hearing to “inquire into the Immigration Customs and Law Enforcement (ICE) raids in San Francisco”


Discussion, Information & Action: Discussion and comment on proposed amendments to 2009 EAS Annual Compliance

a.     Staff Report

b.     Consideration of additional amendments to the Equal Access to Services Ordinance proposed by Chinese for Affirmative Action on Behalf of the San Francisco Language Access Coalition


Discussion, Information & Action: Adoption of Resolution to Leahy-Adler bill “Uniting Americans Family Act” (Commissioners Dajani and Punongbayan)


Action: Approval of 2009 Immigrant Rights Commission work plans (Commissioner Pérez)


Discussion, Information & Action: Approval of support letter from the IRC regarding Mrs. Shamsi Khajehnouri, Shahrzad (Richard) Fazlollahi’s mother. (Commissioner McCarthy)


Information, Discussion & Action: Adoption of Executive Director’s Report


Information, Discussion & Action: Adoption of Committee Reports

a.       Executive Committee

b.       Program & Access Committee

c.       Outreach Committee

d.       Immigration Reform Committee


Information, Discussion & Action: Approval of support letters

a.  Letter to American Immigrant Lawyers Association (AILA) of Northern California endorsing AILA Citizen Day on April 18, 2009

b.  Letter to CWESTE (Committee for Women’s Education in Science, Technology and Engineering) and the Committee for Civic Participation  supporting the “Celebration of Diversity” event on March 31, 2009






For questions about the meeting please contact 415-554-4789. 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: