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August 12, 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010
4:00 p.m., City Hall, Room 406

Committee Members: Hanley Chan (Chair), Sue Cauthen, Suzanne Manneh,
Hope Johnson, Marjorie Ann Williams

Note: Each member of the public will be allotted the same maximum number of minutes to speak as set by the Chair at the beginning of each item, excluding persons requested by the Task Force to make presentations.

Call to Order; Roll Call; Agenda Changes:

1. Adoption of May 13, 2010, regular meeting minutes (attachment) (action item) (5 min)

2. 10027 Hearing on the status of the complaint filed by the Barry Taranto against the MTA Board of Directors for discussing at length an item not on the agenda. (action item) (attachment) (15 min)

3. Sunshine Award. Schedule, press release, logistics (discussion/action) (10 min)

4. Outreach for Sunshine presentations including amendments (discussion) (no attachment) (10 min)

Presentation on the Sunshine Ordinance to the Department of Children Youth & Their Families scheduled for August 20, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at 1390 Market, Suite 900 (Fox Plaza).

League of Women Voters; Lower Polk Neighborhood Association; Coalition of SF Neighborhoods, Police Community Relations meetings; Council of District Merchants, Shelter Monitoring Committee, Mayor’s Disability Council, and Outer Mission Merchants and Resident Association

5. Results of contact with neighborhood newspaper editors (discussion) (no attachment) (10 min)

Assignments: Chair Cauthen: Central City Extra and Westside Observer; Member Williams: SF Bay View, VisValley Grapevine and Sun Reporter, and radio stations KPOO and KPEH; Member Johnson: Castro Courier, Haight-Ashbury Beat, Richmond Review and Sunset Beacon.

6. Public comment for items not listed on the agenda (no attachment)

7. Committee Members’ Comments, Questions, and Requests for Future Agenda Items (no attachment)

Adjournment                                                       Next regularly scheduled meeting: Sept 9, 2010



Note: Each member of the public will be allotted the same maximum number of minutes to speak as set by the Chair at the beginning of each item, excluding persons requested by the Task Force to make presentations. Any person speaking during a public comment period may supply a brief written summary of their comments, which shall, if no more than 150 words, be included in the minutes. (Section 67.16)

Each member of the public who is unable to attend the public meeting or hearing may submit to the City, by the time the proceeding begins, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting or hearing; these comments will be made a part of the official public record. (Section 67.7-1 (c))

Persons wishing to comment at meetings of the Task Force and its committees are encouraged to fill out speaker cards to ensure accuracy of identification. This is not a requirement; speakers may remain anonymous.

1. Complainant presents his/her facts and evidence 5 minutes
Other parties of Complainant present facts and evidence Up to 3 minutes each
2. City responds 5 minutes
Other parties of City respond Up to 3 minutes each
(Above total speaking times for Complainant and City to be the same.)
3. Matter is with the Task Force for discussion and questions.
4. Respondent and Complainant presents clarification/rebuttal 3 minutes
5. Matter is with the Task Force for motion and deliberation.
6. Public comment (Excluding Complainant & City response, witnesses) Up to 3 minutes each
7. Vote by Task Force (Public comment at discretion of chair on new motion and/or on new motion if vote fails.)
Note: Time must be adhered to. If a speaker is interrupted by questions, the interruption does not count against his/her time.

Disability Access: The hearing room is wheelchair accessible.

Chemical-Based Products: In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, 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 to accommodate these individuals.

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.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE: Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision 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 or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Administrator by mail to: Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102-4689; by phone at (415) 554-7724; by fax at (415) 554-7854; or by email at

Citizens interested in obtaining a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from the Administrator or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code from the Internet, at URL:

Lobbyist Registration & 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 Sec. 2.100) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the San Francisco Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415 581-2300; fax (415 581-2317); website:

Last updated: 8/9/2010 3:13:43 PM