Budget and Oversight of Public Elections Committee Meeting
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014
City Hall, Room 421
Order of Business
1. Call to Order & Roll Call
2. Public comment on any issue within the BOPEC’s general jurisdiction unless otherwise included in an item on this agenda.
3. Approval of Minutes from previous meeting.
Discussion and possible action to approve the Minutes of the Wednesday, December 4
2013 BOPEC Meeting. (attachment: 12/4/13 draft minutes)
4. Discussion and possible action regarding the Department of Elections budget for the 2014-2015 and 2015- 2016 fiscal year budget cycles. (attachments: FY14_16 Budget, and Cover Memo)
There will be an opportunity for public comment on each agenda item.
Materials contained in the Commission packets for meetings are available for inspection and
copying during regular office hours at the Department of Elections, City Hall Room 48.
Materials are placed in the Elections Commission's Public Binder no later than 72 hours prior to
meetings. Any materials distributed to members of the Elections Commission within 72 of the
meeting or after the agenda packet has been delivered to the members are available for
inspection at the Department of Elections, City Hall Room 48, in the Commission's Public
Binder, during normal office hours.
Cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices: The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. The Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.
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
BUDGET AND OVERSIGHT OF
PUBLIC ELECTIONS COMMITTEE
City and County of San Francisco
Catalina Ruiz-Healy, Chair
Rosabella Safont John Arntz
Richard Matthews Director of Elections
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place – Room 48, San Francisco, CA 94102-4634
Voice (415) 554-4305; Fax (415) 554-7457; TDD (415) 554-4386
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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. 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.
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to participate in a meeting, please contact the Department of Elections at least 48 hours before
the meeting, except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline is 4:00 p.m. the previous
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following: 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 Department of Elections at (415) 554- 4375 or our TDD at (415) 554-4386 to make
arrangements for a disability-related modification or accommodation.
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