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December 07, 2011


Horace Mann Middle School
3351 23rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Wednesday, December 07, 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 Redistricting Consultant will present conceptual maps based on direction provided by the Task Force at its November 30, 2011 meeting.  The Task Force will continue to discuss possible changes to district lines and create or edit draft maps reflecting those changes.


5. Public Access to Technology (Discussion) The Task Force will discuss options for making redistricting technology available to members of the public.


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


7. Task Force Member Reports (Discussion) Individual members of the Task Force will report on their work assignments and discussions with members of the public or public officials concerning the Task Force's future work.  Work assignments include: outreach to ethnic media (Member Mondejar), outreach to neighborhood groups (Member Alonso), data (Member Pilpel), social media (Member Schreiber), budget (Member Lam), ambassadorship (Chair McDonnell), scheduling of meetings (Member Tidwell).


8. Approval of RDTF Minutes of November 19, 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 Meeting:  Friday, December 16, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
                                     Room 416, City Hall
                                     1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
                                     San Francisco, CA  94102

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 document, please contact Redistricting Task Force Clerk, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA  94102.

Audio recordings of the meeting of the Redistricting Task Force are available at:

LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS:  Requests must be received at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to help ensure availability.  Contact RDTF  at (415) 554-7710.

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

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.

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 Horace Mann Middle School is wheelchair accessible.  The closest accessible BART station is 24th Street, one block from the school. Accessible MUNI bus lines serving the area are the 14, 48 and 49. For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 701-4485.  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 RDTF at (415) 487-7710 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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