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October 05, 2011



October 5, 2011 6:00 PM
City Hall Room 416

1. Call to Order and Roll Call

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m.

Members Alonso, Lam, Leigh, McDonnell, Melara, Pilpel, and Schreiber were noted present.

Member Pilpel, seconded by Member Alonso, moved to excuse members Mondejar and Tidwell.
Motion to excuse Members Mondejar and Tidwell passed without objection.

2. Data Sources and Criteria for District Boundaries
Karin MacDonald, Project Manager and Senior Redistricting Consultant for Q2 Data & Research presented an overview, via a power point presentation, outlining required criteria, additional criteria, and data sources to be utilized in the redistricting process. Members discussed the possible addition of other criteria parks, institutions and business districts. Ms. MacDonald recommended not to include parks and institutions as a criteria, but rather as a best practice. The members requested that the consultant provide the members with a list of San Francisco business districts and other defined districts in San Francisco. (6:02 p.m. – 7:33 p.m.)

Public Comment: None
Continued October 21, 2011

The Members recessed at 7:33 p.m. and reconvened at 7:45 p.m.

3. Outreach Planning for Off-Site Community Meetings
Chair McDonnell reviewed and polled the members on their availability for the proposed off-site community meetings in November 2011.

Member Pilpel, seconded by Member Alonso, moved to cancel the November 2, 2011 and November 18, 2011 regular scheduled meetings; further moved to schedule a special off-site community meeting on November 2, 2011 at Horace Mann Middle School Auditorium at 6:00 p.m. and on November 30, 2011 at Balboa High School Auditorium at 6:00 p.m.; and further moved to schedule special off-site meetings on November 15, 2011 or November 16, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. and on November 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. pending approval of locations.
(7:33 p.m. – 8:16 p.m.)

Public Comment: None
Motion was approved without objection.

4. Redistricting Task Force Budget
John Arntz, Director of the Department of Elections, reviewed with the members the budget for the Redistricting Task Force Budget. Mr. Artnz informed the members the monies allotted for the administrative costs associated with the task force are received through a work order with the Clerk of the Board’s Office. Members requested a monitoring of line items relating to the Consultant, Outreach and Materials and Supplies. (7:46 p.m. – 8:16 p.m.)

Public Comment: None
Hearing Held.

5. Content of Community Outreach Meetings
Karin MacDonald, Project Manager and Senior Redistricting Consultant for Q2 Data & Research
presented an overview of the contents for the November 2011 and reviewed with the members the roles and responsibilities of the Task Force Members and the Redistricting Consultant.
Members requested the consultant to prepare draft items to be used for community outreach meetings for approval at the next meeting. (8:59 p.m. - 9:44 p.m.)

Public Comment: Ms. Aeillo suggested that the task force members might consider having additional staff taking notes during public testimony at the off-site community meetings.

Hearing Held. Continued to October 21, 2011 meeting.

6. Talking Points. Regarding the Work of the Task Force.
Chair McDonnell reviewed the talking points regarding the work of the Task Force
Members made the following suggestions that the document be renamed and that a table indicated the changes in each district included, and as more meetings evolve these be listed on the document. Chair McDonnell will make changes to the document and bring back for the members approval. (9:45 p.m.- 9:47 p.m.)

Public Comment: None
Continued to October 21, 2011.

7. Outreach to Past Task Force Members
Members discussed the possibility of inviting past members of the Redistricting Task force to attend a meeting to share historical experiences during their membership on the Redistricting Task Force. Members indicated that the past members should be given a clear and concise direction as far as time constraints and the sharing of information which will be most beneficial to the current Task Force.
Member Leigh will prepare a draft letter for approval by the members to invite past members to attend a meeting. (9:47 p.m. – 9:54 p.m.)

Public Comment: ,None
Continued to October 21, 2011 meeting.

8. Redistricting Task Force Member Reports
Members made their reports relating to discussions with the public or public officials concerning the Task Force's future. (9:58 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.)
Member Schreiber reported that he had been informing members of the public of the upcoming outreach meetings and encouraging them to attend.
Member Pilpel reported that he had been following the Bart Redistricting process, and also had attended the Coalition of SF Neighborhoods meeting with an invitation to attend Diamonds Heights Association.
Member Lam reported that she would attending the Advancing Justice Conference on October 27, 2011 and would provide an overview of the Task Force process.
Member Leigh reported that he would be attending the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club and will be able to provide an overview of the Task Force process.
Member Melara reported that she would outreach to the public now that the Task Force had created an overview to share.
Member Alonso reported that he had attended meetings of GIS at State College and SF City College.
Chair McDonnell had nothing to report.

Public Comment: None

9. Future Agenda Items (10:00 p.m. – 10:05 p.m.)

Task Force members discussed possible future agenda items, including:

Member Pilpel requested the Deputy City Attorney to respond to a previous memorandum submitted regarding legal issues. (10:00 p.m. – 10:05 p.m.)

10. Public Comment None (10:06 p.m.)

11. Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 10:07 p.m.

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