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Elections Commission

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Elections Commission Meeting

Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at 7:00 pm

City Hall Room 082






1.          CALL TO ORDER


2.           ROLL CALL


3.          FLAG SALUTE


4.          Public Comment on any issue within the Elections Commission’s general jurisdiction.


5.          Director’s Report


                 Update on current status of 2006-07 budget                                   

                  Update on re-certification of voting equipment for RCV

                  Update on preparation for November 7, 2006 Election


6.          Commissioners’ Reports


               Meetings with public officials

  Meetings with nongovernmental organizations

  Oversight and Observation activities

  Long-range planning for Commission activities and areas of study


  1. Discussion and possible action regarding the positive evaluation of the Department’s compliance with and the effectiveness of the Election Plan used for the June 6, 2006 Consolidated Primary Election. (Report from the Budget and Oversight of Public Elections Committee)


  1. Discussion and possible action regarding selecting a date to review and approve the Election Plan for the November 7, 2006 election.


9.         Discussion and possible action to establish a policy of costs to send Commission Meeting information packets to the public who request them.  The Brown Act 54954.1 states that the legislative body may establish a fee for mailing the agenda packet, which fee shall not exceed the cost of providing the service. (Commission Secretary)


10.       Discussion and possible action regarding Supervisor Elsbernd’s proposed amendment of municipal election code which would require mailing the Voter Information Pamphlet at least 29 days before an election. (Commissioner Gleason)


11.        Discussion and possible action to approve the minutes for the    

Commission meeting of June 21, 2006.


12.        Discussion and possible action to approve the minutes for the Special Meeting of June 26, 2006.


13.           Discussion and possible action to approve the minutes for the        Commission meeting of July 5, 2006.


14.        Discussion regarding items for future agendas


15.        Public comment on any issue within the Elections Commission’s general jurisdiction.


16.         Announcements






Disability Access

The Elections Commission meeting will be held in Room 082, 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