Municipal Green Building Task Force

06.13.12 Municipal Green Building Task Force Meeting Agenda

Wed, 2012-06-13

MEETING Notice & Agenda

Municipal Green Building Task Force 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 1:30 p.m.

30 Van Ness

4th Floor, BOA Main Conference Room

 

  1. Introductions (3 minutes) Discussion
  2. Adoption of Task Force Meeting Minutes of April 11, 2012 (2 minutes) Discussion
  3. Green Building Announcements (5 minutes) Discussion
  4. Presentation and Discussion: Sarah Rhodes, Project Manager, SFPUC Water Enterprise, Water Resources Division will present the Non-Potable Water Program.  Created in partnership with SFDPH and SFDBI, this program creates a streamlined process for new large developments in San Francisco to collect, treat, and reuse on-site alternate water sources for toilet flushing, irrigation and other non-potable uses.  Established through an ordinance adopted by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, this voluntary program would establish guidelines  for developers interested in installing non-potable water systems and put in place local regulations that ensure appropriate water quality standards. (30 min.)
  5. Old Business:
  • Discussion: Correction to Environment Code Chapter 7. (2 min.)
  1. New Business:
  • Introduction: LEED energy efficiency credits and San Francisco’s carbon-reduction goals—should our green building policy have a greater emphasis on natural gas reductions? 
  1. Public Comment:

 

** Copies of explanatory documents are available at (1) the Municipal Green Building Task Force Office, 11 Grove Street, San Francisco, California between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., (2) or upon request to Mark Palmer, at telephone number 415-355-3710, or (3) via e-mail at Mark.Palmer@sfgov.org within three business days of a meeting.  If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Municipal Green Building Task Force after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at the Department of the Environment, 11 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 during normal office hours.

Public Comment

At this time, members of the public may address the Task Force on items of interest that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Task Force but are not on today’s agenda.  Public comment will be taken following each agendized item.  Each member of the public may address the Task Force for up to three minutes, unless otherwise announced by the Chair. If it is demonstrated that the comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the Chair may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.

The Brown Act forbids the Task Force from taking action or discussing any item or issue not appearing on the posted agenda.  This rule applies to issues raised in public comment as well.   In response to public comment, not on an agendized item, the Task Force is limited to:

  1. Briefly responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public, or
  2. Request staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting, or
  3. Directing staff to place the item or issue on a future agenda (Government Code Section 54954.2(a).)

 

Disability Access

The Municipal Green Building Task Force Meeting will be held at 30 Van Ness Avenue.  The meeting room is accessible by wheelchair.  The closest accessible BART station is Civic Center, four blocks from City Hall.  Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are the #5 Fulton/McAllister, #19 Polk, #21 Hayes, #42 Downtown Loop, #47 Van Ness, #49 Van Ness/Mission, #71 Haight/Noriega, the F-line to Market and Van Ness, and the MUNI Metro stations at Van Ness and Market and Civic Center.  The closest MUNI Metro stations are at Van Ness & Market and Civic Center.  For more information about MUNI accessible services, please call 923-6142. There is accessible parking in the vicinity of City Hall, underneath Civic Center Plaza, and adjacent to Davies Symphony Hall and the Veterans War Memorial complex.  Large print agendas, audiotapes of minutes, sound-enhancement equipment, and other services to aid the visually and hearing-impaired to attend the meeting are available by calling 554-6390.

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 the Mayor’s Office on Disability at (415) 554-6789 or (415) 554-6799 (TTY) for further information.

 

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, Sunshine Task Force Administrator, 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: sotf@sfgov.org.  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 www.sfgov.org.

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, et. seq] to register and report lobbying activity.  For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at: 25 Van Ness Avenue, Second Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112; web site at www.sfgov.org/ethics.

Important Information

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.

 

NOTE: Persons unable to attend the meeting may submit to the Task Force, by the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the agenda items above. These comments will be made a part of the official public record and shall be brought to the attention of the Task Force members. Any written comments should be sent to: Mark Palmer, San Francisco Department of the Environment, 11 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 by 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the hearing. Comments which cannot be delivered to Mr. Palmer by that time may be taken directly to the hearing at the location above. When bringing handouts to meetings, please photocopy on both sides of the paper and try to use post-consumer recycled or tree-free paper.  Also, please bring sufficient copies of handouts for the Task Force and the public.