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Feburary 17, 2011 - special


Thursday, February 17, 2011
5:00 p.m., City Hall, Room 406

Task Force Members

Seat 1

David Snyder

Seat 8

Bruce Wolfe (Vice Chair)

Seat 2

Richard Knee (Chair)

Seat 9

Hanley Chan

Seat 3

Sue Cauthen

Seat 10

Hope Johnson

Seat 4

Suzanne Manneh

Seat 11


Seat 5

Allyson Washburn

Seat 6

James Knoebber



Seat 7




Note: Public comment on items not listed on the agenda (Item # 3) will be taken at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible.

Call to Order; Roll Call; Agenda Changes


Discussion on whether (a) to continue the section-by-section changes to the proposed Sunshine Ordinance amendments, or (b) to focus on the half-dozen or so issues that the Task Force believes need the most immediate redress. (discussion and action item) (no attachment)


If the Task Force has opted for option (a) in Item #1: Consideration of amendments to Sunshine Ordinance Articles III and IV.


If the Task Force has opted for option (b) in Item #1: Consideration of amendments to Sunshine Ordinance Article I and subsequent articles as time and quorum factors permit. (discussion and action item) (attachment)


Public Comment on items not listed on the agenda (no action) (no attachment)


Announcements, questions and future agenda items from Task Force members (discussion only) (no attachment)

Adjournment                                 Next regularly scheduled meeting: Feb. 22, 2011.



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 official file.

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.


Complainant presents his/her facts and evidence

Up to 5 minutes

Other parties of Complainant present facts and evidence

Up to 3 minutes each


City responds

Up to 5 minutes

Other parties of City respond

Up to 3 minutes each

Above total speaking times for Complainant and City to be the same.


Matter is with the Task Force for discussion and questions.


Respondent and Complainant presents clarification/rebuttal

Up to 3 minutes


Matter is with the Task Force for motion and deliberation.


Public comment (Excluding Complainant & City response, witnesses)

Up to 3 minutes each


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:
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