REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Alex L. Pitcher Jr. Community Room
1800 Oakdale Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 6 p.m.
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. Voting Rights Act Analysis
A. Public comment on all matters pertaining to agenda item 2.
B. Closed session – CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – ANTICIPATED LITIGATION. (Discussion and possible action.) NOTE: The Task Force estimates that the proposed closed session, which members of the public would not be able to attend, will consume approximately one hour.
i. Motion to invoke the attorney-client privilege and go into closed session to confer with or receive advice from legal counsel. (Action.)
ii. Closed session held pursuant to Brown Act section 54956.9(b) (Cal. Gov. Code § 54956.9(b)) and Sunshine Ordinance section 67.10(d)(2) (S.F. Admin. Code § 67.10(d)(2)). Significant exposure to litigation as defendant. Number of potential cases: At least one. (Discussion and possible action.) The closed session discussion will focus on potential legal challenges based on the federal Voting Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1973, to the City's redistricting of supervisorial districts.
C. Reconvene in open session.
i. Vote regarding disclosure of closed session action and deliberations. (Action.) Vote pursuant to Sunshine Ordinance section 67.12(a) (S.F. Admin. Code
§ 67.12(a)) on whether to disclose any portion of closed session discussion.
ii. Disclosure of action taken (if any) to the extent required by Brown Act section 54957.1(a) (Cal. Gov. Code § 54957.1(a)) and Sunshine Ordinance section 67.12(b) (S.F. Admin. Code § 67.12(b)).
3. Approval of RDTF Minutes of January 9, 2012.
(Discussion and possible action.) [attachment: Draft Minutes]
(Discussion and possible action.) The Task Force will hear public input and modify the working draft map developed on January 4, 2012, including discussion and possible action regarding map submission deadlines and timelines. [attachment: Working Draft Map 1/04/12]
5. Task Force Budget.
(Discussion and possible action.) The Task Force will review the current budget and expenses.
6. Community Outreach.
(Discussion.) The Task Force will review current and future outreach activities.
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. Public Comment.
Members of the public may address the Task Force on matters that are within the Task Force's jurisdiction, but not on today's agenda.
9. Future Agenda Items.
(Discussion and possible action)
Next scheduled Meeting: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 6 p.m.
Mission Neighborhood Center
362 Capp Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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: http://sfgov.org/rdtf
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 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.
Accessible Metro line is the T Line. Accessible MUNI bus lines serving the area are the 23, 24, and 44. For further information call (415) 701-4485. Please park your car on the 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 email@example.com.
Citizens may obtain a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance by printing Chapter 37 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet , at http://www.sfbos.org/sunshine.
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 www.sfgov.org/ethics.