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September 25, 2009

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Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular agenda may include explanatory documents, including Executive Officer report and public correspondence.
These items will be available for review at City Hall, Room 244, Reception Desk.

Special Joint Meeting
with the
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
September 25, 2009, at 2:00 p.m.
City Hall, Legislative Chamber, Room 250

LAFCo Members:
Chairperson Mirkarimi
Members:  Commissioners Campos, Dufty, Mar and Schmeltzer
Alternates: Avalos and Bornstein


1. Call to Order  
(LAFCo Chairperson Mirkarimi & SFPUC President Caen)

2. Roll Call


3. Opening remarks and discussion of expectations for this joint meeting
(Chairperson Mirkarimi & President Caen)
4. Discussion and possible action to concur with the authorization of the General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to submit a Request for
Proposals for a Community Choice Aggregation provider to the Board of Supervisors for approval pursuant to Ordinance No. 147-07 1(a)7 and 86-04.
(Discussion and Possible Action by SF PUC and/or SF LAFCo)
A.  Presentation by SF PUC Staff (Michael Campbell)
B.  Presentation by SF LAFCo Staff (Nancy Miller and Jason Fried)
(Background materials from PUC)

5. Public Comment

Members of the public may address the Special Joint meeting of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the San Francisco Local Agency Formation
Commission on matters that are within either of their respective jurisdictions and not on today’s agenda.

6. Presentation by the City Attorney’s Office, and discussion, of laws governing political activities and State and local ballot measures.
(Deputy City Attorney Lee or Givner)


7. Conference with Legal Counsel – Pursuant to California Government Code Section 54956.9(c) and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(d)(2)

Anticipated Litigation:  As Plaintiff
(Deputy City Attorney Lee)

8. Reconvene in Open Session

[Elect to Disclose] Motion that the Commission finds it is in the best interest of the public to disclose information discussed in closed session, and directs the Chair to
immediately disclose that information.
[Elect Not to Disclose] Motion that the Commission finds that it is in the best interest of the public that the Commission elect at this time not to disclose its closed session deliberations listed above.


9. Consideration of a Resolution authorizing the Executive Officer to hire a Community Development Assistant (Action Item)

10. Adjournment



NOTE:  Persons unable to attend the meeting may submit to LAFCo, by the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the agenda items above.  These comments will be made a part of the official public record and shall be brought to the attention of LAFCo members.  Any written comments should be sent to: LAFCo, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102 by 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the hearing.  Comments which cannot be delivered to the Committee Clerk by that time may be taken directly to the hearing at the location above.

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.  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.


Citizens are encouraged to testify at LAFCo hearings and to write letters to the LAFCo and to its members, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102.

USING LAPTOP COMPUTERS FOR PRESENTATIONS: Please contact City Hall Media Services at  (415) 554-4933 to coordinate the use of laptop computers for presentations at the meeting.  Computers to be used are required to be tested in advance.  The presenter should arrive 30 minutes prior to the meeting to connect and test their computer.  Members of the public who want a document placed on the overhead for display should clearly state such and subsequently remove the document when they want the screen to return to live coverage of the meeting.

Agendas are available on the internet at

LAFCo meetings are cablecast on SF Cable 26.  For video tape copies and scheduling call 415-557-4293.

Requests for language interpreters at a meeting must be received at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to help ensure availability.  Contact Madeleine Licavoli at 415-554-7722.

AVISO EN ESPAÑOL:  La solicitud para un traductor en una reunion debe recibirse antes de mediodia de el viernes anterior a la reunion.  Llame a Erasmo Vazquez (415) 554-4909.


Both the Committee Room (Room 263) and the Legislative Chamber are wheelchair accessible.  The closest accessible BART Station is Civic Center, three blocks from City Hall.  Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are:  #42 Downtown Loop, and the #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 more information about MUNI accessible services, call 923-6142. There is accessible parking in the vicinity of City Hall at Civic Center Plaza and adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex.

To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation including auxiliary aids or services to participate in the meeting, please contact, SFLAFCO by mail to San Francisco Local Agency Formation Commission, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, by phone at (415) 554-5184, by fax at (415) 554-5163 or by email at at least two business days before the meeting.

Chemical-Based Products:  In order to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 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.

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.  The Sunshine 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 (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, Administrator, Sunshine Ordinance Task Force; by mail to Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-5784 or by email at

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Mr. Darby or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at

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 and Governmental Conduct Code Section 2.100) to register and report lobbying activity.  For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300; fax (415) 581-2317 and web site

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