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October 21, 2011




October 21, 2011, 3:00 PM
City Hall, Room 416



1. Call to Order and Roll Call.

Eric McDonnell, Chair
Jenny Lam, Vice Chair
Mike Alonso
Myong Leigh
Sonia Melara
Marily Mondejar
David Pilpel
Mark Schreiber
Melissa Tidwell

2. Approval of minutes from the September 16, 2011, and October 5, 2011 meetings of the Redistricting Task Force. (Discussion and possible action) (Explanatory Documents: September 16, 2011 and October 5, 2011 meeting minutes.) 

3. Data Sources and Criteria for District Boundaries. (Discussion.) The Task Force will discuss required criteria, additional criteria, and data sources. The Consultant will discuss lists of business districts and other defined districts. 

4. Draft Content of Community Outreach. (Discussion and possible action) (Explanatory Documents: Draft speaker card; Draft community of interest handout; Draft deviations by district handout; Draft Google maps handout; Draft redistricting criteria and glossary handout; and Draft presentation.) The Task Force will discuss the content of the November 2011 community meetings, including but not limited to agenda items, presentations, and the respective roles and responsibilities of Task Force Members and the Redistricting Consultant. The Consultant will present draft items to be used in the off-site community meetings. 

5. Discussion of Final Work Product. (Discussion and possible action) (Explanatory Documents: Final Report of San Francisco Redistricting Task Force for 2000 Census; Final Report of the San Diego Redistricting Commission for the 2010 Census.) 

6. Task Force Overview - Talking Points regarding the work of the Task Force. (Discussion and possible action.) (Explanatory Document: Revised Talking Points.) Chair will present revised talking points for approval. 

7. Outreach to past Task Force Members. (Discussion.) (Explanatory Document: Draft letter to the past members of the Redistricting Task Forces.) Member Leigh will present a draft letter for approval.

8. Task Force member reports.

9. Future Agenda Items. (Discussion)

10. Public Comment. Members of the public may address the Commission on matters that are within the Task Force's jurisdiction and are not on today’s agenda.

11. Adjournment.

Explanatory Documents: Copies of Explanatory Documents listed in this agenda, if any, and other related materials received by the Redistricting Task Force after the posting of the agenda, are available for public inspection at City Hall, Room 244, Reception Desk.

Audio recordings of the meetings of the Redistricting Task Force are available at

Public Comment

Public Comment will be taken before or during the Task Force’s consideration of each agenda item. Each member of the public will be allotted the same maximum number of minutes to speak as set by the Chair at the beginning of each item, excluding City representatives, except that public speakers using translation assistance will be allowed to testify for twice the amount of the public testimony time limit. If simultaneous translation services are used, speakers will be governed by the public testimony time limit applied to speakers not requesting translation assistance.

During General Public Comment, members of the public will have an opportunity to directly address the Task Force on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Task Force and are not on the agenda. Members of the public may address the Task Force for up to three minutes, except that public speakers using translation assistance will be allowed to testify for twice the amount of the public testimony time limit.

Disability Access

The hearing room is wheelchair accessible. Assistive listening devices are available upon request at the meeting. To request sign language interpreters, readers, large print agendas or other accommodations, please contact Madeleine Licavoli at (415) 554-7722 or (415) 554-5227 (TTY). Requests made at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting will help to ensure availability.

The nearest accessible BART station is Civic Center (Market/Grove/Hyde Streets). Accessible MUNI Metro lines are the F, J, K, L, M, N, T (exit at Civic Center or Van Ness Stations). MUNI bus lines also serving the area are the 5, 6, 9, 19, 21, 47, 49, 71, and 71L. For more information about MUNI accessible services, call (415) 701-4485.

There is accessible parking in the vicinity of City Hall at Civic Center Plaza and adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex. Accessible curbside parking is available on Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place and Grove Street.

In order to assist the City’s efforts 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 perfumes and various other chemical-based scented 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 decision 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 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 by mail the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-7854 or by email at

Citizens may obtain a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance 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 & Governmental Conduct Code Sec. 2.100] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the San Francisco Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 252-3100; fax (415) 252-3112; web site

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