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December 15, 2010

City and County of San Francisco

Election Commission

Agenda Room 408

December 15, 2010

1.  Call to order


2.  Roll Call


3.  Announcements


4.  Approval of Minutes


Discussion and possible action to approve the Minutes for the November 17, 2010 Elections Commission Meeting:


5.  Director’s Report:

·         Ballot Processing



·         Canvass



·         Budget/Personnel



·         Poll Worker Division



·         Campaign Services



·         Technology Division



·         Outreach



·          Voter Services



·         Publications







6.  Commissioners Report:

       ● Meetings with Public Officials
● Oversight and Observation activities
● Long-range planning for Commission activities and areas of study

        ● Proposed legislation which impacts elections


7.  Old Business:


(a) Discussion and possible action to hire a Commission Secretary.

(b) Discussion and possible action to adopt performance criteria and procedures for the use by the commission in performing the annual review of the Department of Elections Director.


8.  New Business:


(a) Discussion and possible action regarding evaluation of the effectiveness of the Elections Plan for the November 2, 2010 General Election. 

(b)  Report of the Budget and oversight of Public Elections Committee

  1. Discussion and possible action regarding San Francisco Proposition I (Saturday voting) from the November 2, 2010 General Election, including its implementation and its impact on the Department of Elections;


  2. Discuss and possible action related to the period immediately following elections after a vacancy per  San Francisco Charter section 13.101.5 (c) (2); and

  3. Discussion and possible action related to Elections Commission duties related to potential drawing of district boundries following the decennial census per San Francisco Charter section 13.11001w1nc

(c)  Discussion and possible action to retain counsel to advise the Commission and the Department of Elections on matters that directly involve the election or campaign in the November 2011 municipal election for Mayor of the City and County of San Francisco, as described in the San Francisco City Attorney’s August 27, 2010 memorandum titled Legal Advice on Matters concerning the Mayor’s Race.


9.  Discussion regarding items for future agendas


Meeting Adjourned:





Disability Access


The Elections Commission meeting will be held in Room 408, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA. The Commission meeting room is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #42 Downtown Loop, and #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness and the Metro Stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. For information about MUNI accessible services call               (415) 923-6142         (415) 923-6142. There is accessible curbside parking adjacent to City Hall on Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue and in the vicinity of the Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex.

The following services are available on request 48 hours prior to the meeting; except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline shall be 4:00 p.m. of the last business day of the preceding week: For American sign language interpreters or the use of a reader during a meeting, a sound enhancement system, and/or alternative formats of the agenda and minutes, please contact The Elections Office at (415) 554- 4375 or our TDD at               (415) 554-4386         (415) 554-4386 to make arrangements for the accommodation. Late requests will be honored, if possible.

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. Individuals with chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at               (415) 554-6060         (415) 554-6060.

Know your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)

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 more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, Donna Hall, Clerk, City Hall, Room 409, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683 at Phone No.:               (415) 554-7724         (415) 554-7724; Fax No.: (415) 554-7854; 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

Materials contained in the Commission packets for meetings are available for inspection at the Elections Department, City Hall Room 48, in the Commission's Public Binder, no later than 72 hours prior to meetings.

If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Elections Commission after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at the Elections Department, City Hall Room 48, in the Commission's Public Binder, during normal office hours.

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.

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 [SF Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code §2.100] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone               (415) 252-3100         (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112; web site at


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