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Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreation Center
650 Capitol Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112
(Entrance on Capitol Avenue or Montana Street)

Monday, January 9 - 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. Presentation by The Advancement Project (Discussion and possible action) The Task Force will hear a presentation from The Advancement Project on its proposal to provide training to members of the community on using map drawing software that will be made publicly available, including discussion and possible action to partner with The Advancement Project.


3. Mapping (Discussion and possible action)  The Task Force will present and discuss the working draft map developed on January 4, 2012, and make modifications informed by continued data analysis and community input, including discussion and possible action regarding criteria for submission of draft maps by the public. [attachments: Working Draft Map 1/04/2012, Draft Submission Guidelines]


4. Community Outreach (Discussion) The Task Force will review current and future outreach activities, including discussion regarding synthesis of community input.


5. Task Force Budget (Discussion and possible action) The Task Force will review the current budget and expenses, including discussion and possible action regarding requesting a supplemental appropriation.


6. 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).


7. 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.

8. Future Agenda Items (Discussion and possible action)


9. Adjournment
       Next scheduled Meeting:        Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 10 a.m.
                                                      Bayanihan Center
                                                      1010 Mission Street
                                                      San Francisco, CA  94103

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 nearest accessible BART station is Balboa Station.  Accessible MUNI Metro lines is the M at Broad and Plymouth Streets. MUNI bus line serving the area is the 54.  For more information about MUNI accessible services, call (415) 701-4485.

There is accessible parking on Capitol Avenue and accessible ramps both on Capitol Avenue and on Montana 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


Last updated: 12/5/2013 2:09:36 PM