State Legislation Committee
August 18, 2004
City Hall, Room 288
Joyce Newstat - Mayor's Office of Public Policy and Finance
David Grenell - Supervisor Matt Gonzalez's Office
David Owen - Supervisor Aaron Peskin's Office
John Farrell - Assessor's Office
Mary Jane Winslow - City Attorney's Office
Peg Stevenson - Controller's Office
Jay Banfield - Treasurer's Office
I. ROLL CALL
II. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
Action item: vote to approve the minutes of the July 14, 2004 meeting of the State Legislation Committee.
III. PROPOSED LEGISLATION
Action items: vote to support, not support, or take no position on the following state legislation affecting the City and County of San Francisco.
NOTE: The most current version of all legislation can be viewed on the Internet at: www.leginfo.ca.gov.
Department of Public Health
A. AB 1988 (Hancock): to require schools to post notice when they serve irradiated foods.
Recommended position: Support
Contact: Colleen Chawla: 554-2633
City Attorney's Office
B. SB 805 (Escutia): requiring cleanup of brownfields on parcels larger than 5 acres.
Recommended position: Support
Contract: Kyri McClellan: 554-6123
IV. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Discussion item: members of the Committee may suggest topics for consideration at future meetings.
V. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT
Discussion item: members of the public may address the Committee on items of interest that are within the Committee's subject matter jurisdiction.
Room 288 of City Hall is located at 1 Dr. Carton B. Goodlett Place, and is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART Station is Civic Center, three blocks from City Hall. Accessible Muni lines serving this location are: #47 Van Ness, and the #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness, as will as Muni Metro stations at Van Ness and Civic Center. For more information about Muni accessible services, call 923-6142. There is accessible parking at the Civic Center Plaza garage. To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact Rebecca Mayer, Mayor's Office of Public Policy and Finance, at 415-554-6114 at least two business days before the meeting.
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 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 the Donna Hall at Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102, by phone at 415-554-7724, by fax at 415-554-7854, or email email@example.com. Citizens may obtain a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance by contacting the Task Force, or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at www.sfgov.org/sunshine.htm.
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 (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code Sec. 2.100 -2.160) 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, Internet website: www.sfgov.org/ethics.
Cell Phones and Pagers
The ringing and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devises 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.
Public Comment will be taken on each item.
Documents that may have been provided to members of the State Legislation Committee in connection with the items on the agenda include proposed state legislation, consultant reports, correspondence and reports from City departments, and public correspondence. These may be inspected by contacting Amiee Albertson, Fiscal and Policy Analyst, Mayor's Office of Public Policy and Finance at: 415-554-5965.
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