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October 16, 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 Board of Supervisors
Government Audit and Oversight Committee
October 16, 2009, at 2:00 p.m.
City Hall, Legislative Chamber, Room 250

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


1. Call to Order  
(LAFCo Chairperson/GAO Chairperson Mirkarimi)

2. Roll Call


3. Issuance of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Services for the San Francisco CCA program, commonly known as CleanPowerSF. (Discussion Item)
A. LAFCo Action:  Resolution approving the RFP (Action Item)
B. GAO Action:  Ordinance approving issuance of the RFP (Action Item)


4. Approval of minutes for August 20, 2009 and September 25, 2009.  (Discussion and Action Item)

5. Final Navigant Risk Assessment Report and Peer Review by Local Power (Discussion Item)

6. Authorization to extend consultant contracts
A. Navigant Consulting, Inc.
B. Local Power, Inc.

7. Executive Officer’s Report

8. Public Comment for Items not on the Agenda

9. Future Agenda Items


10. [Convene in Closed Session – Conference with Legal Counsel: Potential Litigation] Motion that the Local Agency Formation Commission convene in closed session with Legal Counsel/Interim Executive Officer for the purpose of conferring with, or receiving advice from, Legal Counsel/Interim Executive Officer regarding the potential litigation being considered by the Commission. Pursuant to Government Code Section 54956.9(c).

PG&E-sponsored State Initiative – Potential Litigation

11. 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 immediately to 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.

12. 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.

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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; fa

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