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Meeting Information

Personnel and Policy Committee

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Department of Elections
Elections Commission



Monday, April 29, 2002

4:00 P. M.

City Hall, Room 408

1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place


The Honorable Michael Mendelson, President

The Honorable Richard Shadoian, Vice President

The Honorable Robert Kenealey

The Honorable Alix Rosenthal

The Honorable Thomas Schulz

The Honorable David Serrano-Sewell

The Honorable Brenda Stowers

Shirley Rodriques



1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Flag salute

4. Discussion and Possible Approval of Minutes for April 22, 2002 Meeting

5. Officer’s Reports

a. Presentation by Commissioner Thomas Schulz concerning the Sheriff’s conduct

b. Presentation by Commissioner Brenda Stowers on implementation of Instant Runoff Voting

6. Committee Reports

a. Report by Budget and Policy Committee on Budget for FY 2002-03.

b. Report by the Personnel Committee on Director’s Search, the recommendation of the appointment of an acting director and the establishment of a consultant contract with the Secretary of State.

7. Old Business

a. Discussion and Possible Action to Approve Election Commission By Laws

8. New Business

a. Discussion and Possible Action to authorize Chair of Personnel to do all things necessary and proper to establish a consulting contract for expert elections consultation.

b. Discussion and Possible Action regarding Annual Budget 2002-2003.

9. The Commission will hear public comment on each item on the agenda before consideration of that item.


10. Closed Session pursuant to Ralph Brown Act, section 54957 and Sunshine Ordinance section 67.8. Discussion and possible action regarding Public Employee Appointment/Hiring (Acting Director of Elections).

11. Discussion and Possible Action re: disclosure of closed session pursuant to Ralph Brown Act section 54957.1 and Sunshine Ordinance section 67.12.

Motion: The Elections Commission finds that it is (is not) in the best interest of the public to disclose its closed session deliberations re: public employee appointment/hiring of Acting Director of Elections.


Disability Access

The Public Utilities Commission meeting will be held in Room 400, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA. The Commission meeting room is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #42 Downtown Loop, and #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness and the Metro Stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. For information about MUNI accessible services call (415) 923-6142. There is accessible curbside parking adjacent to City Hall on Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue and in the vicinity of the Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex.

The following services are available on request 48 hours prior to the meeting; except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline shall be 4:00 p.m. of the last business day of the preceding week: For American sign language interpreters or the use of a reader during a meeting, a sound enhancement system, and/or alternative formats of the agenda and minutes, please contact The Elections Office at (415) 554- 4375 or our TDD at (415) 554-4386 to make arrangements for the accommodation. Late requests will be honored, if possible.

In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, 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 accommodate these individuals. Individuals with chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-6060.

Know your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)

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 more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, Donna Hall, Clerk, City Hall, Room 409, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683 at Phone No.: (415) 554-7724; Fax No.: (415) 554-7854; E-mail: [email protected] Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s website at

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.

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 [SF Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code §2.100] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317; web site at