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November 30, 2011

Balboa High School Auditorium
1000 Cayuga Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
Auditorium Entrance
Onondaga Avenue

November 30, 2011 – 6:00 p.m.
Special Meeting

1. Call to Order and Roll Call
Seat 1 Eric McDonnell, Chair
Seat 2 Jenny Lam, Vice Chair
Seat 3 Mike Alonso
Seat 4 Myong Leigh
Seat 5 Sonia Melara
Seat 6 Marily Mondejar
Seat 7 David Pilpel
Seat 8 Mark Schreiber
Seat 9 Melissa Tidwell

2. Introduction to Redistricting (Discussion) The RDTF will present an overview of redistricting and hear public comment regarding communities of interest. Karin MacDonald, Project Manager and Senior Redistricting Consultant for Q2 Data & Research, will lead the discussion.
[attachments: PowerPoint Presentation, Communities of Interest Handout, Deviations by District Handout, Google Maps Handout, Redistricting Criteria and Glossary Handout]

3. Presentations by Past Task Force Members (Discussion)

4. Mapping (Discussion and possible action) The Task Force will begin to create draft maps reflecting possible changes to district lines.

5. Community Outreach (Discussion and possible action) The Task Force will discuss, and possibly vote upon, the schedule for future community outreach meetings.

6. Task Force Member Reports (Discussion) Individual members of the Task Force will report on their respective discussions with members of the public or public officials concerning the Task Force's future work.

7. Report from Legal Counsel (Discussion) The Deputy City Attorney will provide legal updates and/or respond to questions posed by the Task Force at prior meetings.

8. Approval of RDTF Minutes of November 15, 2011 (Discussion and possible action)
[attachment: Draft Minutes]

9. Public Comment: Members of the public may address the Redistricting Task Force on matters that are within the Task Force’s jurisdiction, but not on today’s agenda.

10. Future Agenda Items (Discussion and possible action)

11. Adjournment
Next scheduled Special Meeting: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Auditorium Horace Mann Middle School
3351-23rd Street
San Francisco, CA.

Agenda Item Information

Each item on the agenda may include: 1) Department or Agency cover letter and/or report; 2) Public correspondence; 3) Other explanatory documents. For more information concerning agendas, minutes, and meeting information, such as these documents, please contact Redistricting Task Force Clerk at (415) 554-7710 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (415) 554-7710      end_of_the_skype_highlighting located in City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102.

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 meeting 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. Speakers may address the Task Force for up to three minutes on that item. During General Public Comment, members of the public may address the Task Force on matters that are within the Task Force’s jurisdiction and are not on the agenda.

Disability Access

The auditorium in Balboa High School is wheelchair accessible on Otesgo Avenue. The entrance to the auditorium is located on Onondaga Avenue. The closest accessible BART station is San Jose Avenue. Accessible MUNI bus lines serving the area are the 29, 43, 54, 8BX, 8X and Muni Metro line K. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 701-4485 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (415) 701-4485      end_of_the_skype_highlighting. There is accessible parking at the school on Bartlett Street.

The following services are available on request 48 hours prior to the meeting; except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline shall be 4:00 p.m. of the last business day of the preceding week: For 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 Kay Gulbengay at
(415) 554-7710 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            (415) 554-7710      end_of_the_skype_highlighting to make arrangements for the accommodation. Late requests will be honored, if possible.

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, 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 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. This 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 by mail: Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton b. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102; phone at (415)554-7724; fax at (415) 554-7854; or by email at

Citizens may obtain a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance by printing Chapter 37 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet , at
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.

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 §2.100, et. seq] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at: 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 220, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-3100; fax (415) 252-3112; web site

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