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STATE LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
Thursday, December 17, 2009
City Hall, Room 288
Mayor’s Office (Chair) – Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez
Supervisor Chiu – David Noyola
Supervisor Alioto-Pier – Catherine Stefani
City Attorney’s Office – MaryJane Winslow
Treasurer’s Office – Pauline Marx
Assessor’s Office – Kevin Matthews
Controller’s Office – Peg Stevenson
I . ROLL CALL
II. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
Action Item: the Committee will vote to approve the minutes of the June 17, 2009 meeting of the State Legislation Committee.
III. REVIEW OF 2009 CA LEGISLATIVE SESSION
IV. CA STATE BUDGET UPDATE
V. REVIEW OF STATE AGENDA 2010
Discussion item: the Committee will review and discuss the draft 2010 State Agenda for the City and County of San Francisco
VI. REVIEW OF DEPARTMENT STATE LEGISLATIVE PLANS
Discussion item: the Committee will review and discuss the draft 2010 State Legislative Plans for Departments of the City and County of San Francisco
VII. 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
SB 2f (Calderon) Transient Occupancy Taxes: Assessment and Collection
This bill allows prepayment judicial relief with respect to disputed transient occupancy taxes for a travel agent or intermediary.
Status: Senate Rules Committee 11/24/2009
Recommended Action: Oppose
VIII. 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 421 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.
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 the Sunshine Ordinance Taskforce Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Director of Government Affairs, Mayor’s Office at: (415) 554-4846.
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