REDISTRICTING TASK FORCE
CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
Room 416, City Hall
Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
Friday, December 16, 2011 – 3:00 P.M.
Members: Chair Eric McDonnell, Vice Chair Jenny Lam,
Mike Alonso, Myong Leigh, Sonia Melara, Marily Mondejar,
David Pilpel, Mark Schreiber, Melissa Tidwell
1. Call to Order and Roll Call (3:06 p.m. to 3:08 p.m.)
The meeting was called to order at 3:06 p.m. All members were present.
2. Approval of RDTF Minutes of November 19, 2011 (3:09 to 3:11 p.m.)
Member Pilpel, seconded by Member Leigh, moved to approve the November 19, 2011 and November 30, 2011 minutes as corrected. The Motion was passed without objection.
Public Comment: None
3. Community Outreach (3:11 p.m. to 3:28 p.m.)
The Task Force discussed the scheduling of future community meetings and other outreach activities. Chair McDonnell reviewed the community outreach approved meeting dates for January 2012. Chair McDonnell reviewed with Task Force the proposed February, March, through April 4, 2012.
Ace Washington requested the Task Force to provide more outreach through Public Access Channel 29 television and radio. He also requested that more outreach be provided to the African American community.
Chair McDonnell reopened consideration of Item 3 at 6:00 p.m.
Meetings were proposed for the following dates:
Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – Regular Meeting – City Hall
Monday, January 9, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – Special Meeting – District 11
Saturday, January 21, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – Special Meeting – District 6
Thursday, January 26, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – Special Meeting – District 10
Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – Special Meeting – District 9
Monday, February 6, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – Special Meeting – District 2
Saturday, February 11, 2012, 2:00 p.m. – Special Meeting – District 1
Friday, February 17, 2012, 3:00 p.m. – Regular Meeting – City Hall
Thursday, February 23, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – Special Meeting – District 3
Thursday, March 1, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – Special Meeting – District 8
Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – Regular Meeting – City Hall
Monday, March 12, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – Special Meeting – District 7
Saturday, March 17, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – Special Meeting – District 5
Thursday, March 22, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – Special Meeting – District 4
Thursday, March 29, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – Special Meeting – City Hall
Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 6:00 p.m. – Regular Meeting – City Hall
The regular meeting scheduled for March 16, 2012, would be canceled.
The deadline for public submission of maps is Thursday, March 29, 2012.
The motion was amended to change the February 11th meeting time to 2:00 p.m. rather than 10:00 a.m.
Member Tidwell, seconded by Member Leigh, moved to cancel the March 16, 2011, meeting.
Member Pilpel, seconded by Member Leigh, divided the question concerning the March 17, 2012, special meeting.
Member Leigh pointed out that March 17th was the date of the St Patrick’s Day parade.
The above motions were adopted without objection, with Member Melara absent.
Member Pilpel, seconded by Member Schreiber, moved to set 6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 29, 2012, as the deadline for submission of map from the public.
The motion was adopted without objection, with Member Melara absent.
Chris Bowman stated that there should be a minimum of 12 copies of maps and electronic submissions.
4. Task Force Budget Update (3:28 to 3:44 p.m.)
The Task Force discussed current expenditures associated with the Task Force. The Task Force discussed options for obtaining additional funding for the Task Force.
Public Comment: None
5. Mapping (3:45 p.m. to 6:25 p.m.)
The Task Force discussed how the Consultant would prepare additional visualizations. The Task Force discussed the criteria, process, and timing for individual Task Force members to present draft maps. The Task Force will continue to discuss possible changes to district lines and may create or edit draft maps reflecting those changes.
The Task Force recessed at 5:10 p.m. and reconvened at 5:26 p.m.
Ace Washington stated that he was not receiving information about District 5. He also expressed concern about African-American out-migration
Denise LaPointe, Twin Peaks Improvement Association, felt that little change was needed in District 7.
George Wooding, West of Twin Peaks Central Council., indicated that the West of Twin Peaks Central Council represents 20 neighborhoods. He agrees with the points previous speaker Denise LaPointe made. He also indicated that a lack of consensus now is a good thing.
Matt Chamberlin, President, West of Twin Peaks Central Council, stated that District 7 is well defined. He indicated that maps will be delivered to the Task Force this evening and sent electronically. Mr. Chamberlin does not want changes to District 7.
Gus Guibert in the West of Twin Peaks area. He feels that the Redistricting Task Force did a great job last time.
Walter Caplan, Forest Knolls Neighborhood Association, would like the integrity of District 7 maintained.
Angela Mayham, District 11 resident, is in sympathy with District 7. She expressed concerns regarding redistricting in District 11 and provided suggestions.
Note: Member Melara was noted absent at 6:26 p.m.
6. Task Force Member Reports (6:26 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.)
Member Mondejar reported that she has started an ethnic media list.
Ace Washington stated that at the next meeting he wants more information about District 5. He stated that he is sure that from District 3 also want more information.
7. Public Comment: (6:45 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.)
F. X. Crowley stated that he was here from District 7 and wanted to keep the district whole.
Chris Bowman stated that there were comments at the Balboa High School hearing about reuniting a portion of the Crocker Amazon area. He will submit maps and copies. He added that there was an error with the original drafting 9 years ago in Census Block 3000 of 6302.
A female speaker spoke regarding the issue of keeping Bernal Heights in District 9. She felt that equal weight should be given to those in dense rental projects.
8. Future Agenda Items (6:50 p.m. – 6:53 p.m.)
Chair McDonnell wanted to continue item about mapping.
Member Pilpel wanted to include community outreach and a review of meetings we have had.
Member Schreiber wanted to include updating work with the consultant and updating the website with information from the last Redistricting Task Force.
Member Tidwell stated that it would be helpful to use some of the Elections Department’s map data as an overlay.
Member Pilpel stated that we would need another iteration of the Task Force’s overlay. If maps become available prior to the next meeting, he asked that they posted on the Redistricting Task Force’s on website.
Public Comment: Denise LaPointe, Twin Peaks Improvement Association, suggested using radio ads.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m.