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CHARTER REFORM WORKING GROUP
February 19, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.
City Hall,1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
5. Retaining San Francisco’s Current Public Permitting Process (Proposition K) [DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION]
Public Comment may be limited to two minutes for a specific item number depending on the number of speakers. Copies of the Commission’s “Procedures for Protesting the Prospective Issuance of a Taxicab/Ramped Taxi Permit (Medallion)” are available upon request at the San Francisco Police Taxicab Detail, 850 Bryant Street, Room 458, each Business day from 9am to 4pm (Documents distributed are in parenthesis) Copies of obtainable documents may be viewed or obtained at the San Francisco Police Taxicab Detail, 850 Bryant Street, Room 458.
ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY
Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available.
Members of the public who wish to listen to, and/or participate in this meeting but are unable to physically attend, may call the Taxi Commission Bridge Line at (415) 554-9632. Call after 6:30 pm and a staff person will handle requests to speak at the appropriate times on the agenda.
Upon request, American Sign Language interpreters and/or sound enhancement systems will be available. Please contact the Taxi Commission at (415) 503-2180, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible.
Upon request, minutes of meetings are available in alternative formats. If you require the use of a reader during a meeting, please contact the Taxi Commission at (415) 503-2180, at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late request will be honored if possible.
Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities may call the Taxi Commission at (415) 503-2180 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate such people, 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.
The closest accessible BART station is located in the Civic Center at Market and Eighth Streets. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are Nos. 42 and 90. For information about MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.
Accessible parking is available at the following locations: two (2) designated blue curb spaces on the southwest corner of McAllister Street at Van Ness Avenue; and the Performing Arts Garage (entrance on Grove Street between Franklin and Gough Streets, immediately behind the San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center).
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. The Sunshine 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 Adele Destro, Interim Administrator by mail to Sunshine Ordinance Task force, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, by phone at (415) 554-7724, by fax at (415) 554-7854 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizens interested in obtaining a copy of the Sunshine Ordinance can request a copy from Ms. Adele Destro or by printing Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code on the Internet, at http://www.amlegal.com/sanfran/viewcode.htm
SAN FRANCISCO LOBBYIST ORDINANCE
Attention: 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] 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; web site: sfgov.org/ethics.
The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing 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. ( San Francisco Administrative Code, sec. 67A.1)