Members of the public are invited to observe Commission meetings in-person or remotely online. Copies of explanatory documents are available (1) on the Commission’s website http://www.sfenvironment.org/commission; and (2) upon request to the Commission Affairs Officer, at telephone number (415) 355-3709, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be advised that the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited, and the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or similar device.
Members of the public attending meetings in person will have an opportunity to provide public comment on each agenda item. In addition to in-person public comment, the Commission will hear up to 15 minutes of remote public comment on each agenda item. The Commission will hear remote public comment on each item in the order that commenters add themselves to the queue to comment on the item. Because of the 15-minute time limit, it is possible that not every person in the queue will have an opportunity to provide remote public comment. Remote public comment from people who have received an accommodation due to a disability (as described below) will not count toward the 15-minute limit.
The public is asked to wait for the particular agenda item before making a comment on that item. When the moderator announces that the Commission is taking public comment, members of the public can stand before the Commission and be called forward. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes, unless otherwise announced by the President. Comments will be batched so all in-person comments will typically go together, and all Webex or phone comments will typically go together.
The Brown Act forbids the Commission 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 Commission is limited to:
Briefly responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public, or
Requesting staff to report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting, or
Directing staff to place the item or issue on a future agenda (Government Code Section 54954.2(a).)
Persons unable to attend a meeting may submit to the Commission, by the time the meeting begins, written comments regarding agenda items. These comments will be made a part of the official public record and shall be brought to the attention of the Commissioners. Any written comments should be sent to: Commission Affairs Officer, Environment Department, 1155 Market Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 by 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to the meeting. Comments that cannot be delivered to the Commission Affairs Officer by that time may be taken directly to the meeting 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 Commission, the Commission Affairs Officer, and the public.
To obtain a disability-related accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, or to obtain meeting materials in alternative format, please contact the Commission Affairs Officer at (415) 355-3709 or email@example.com. Providing at least 72 hours’ notice will help to ensure availability. Written reports or background materials for calendar items are available for public inspection and are available online at https://sfenvironment.org/environment-commission.
The following services are available on request 72 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 Commission Affairs Officer at (415) 355-3709 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for the accommodation.
Per the Language Access Ordinance (Chapter 91 of the San Francisco Administrative Code), Chinese, Spanish and or Filipino (Tagalog) interpreters will be available upon requests. Meeting Minutes may be translated, if requested, after they have been adopted by the Commission. Assistance in additional languages may be honored whenever possible. To request assistance with these services please contact the Commission Affairs Officer at (415) 355-3709 or email@example.com at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible.
根據語言服務條例(三藩市行政法典第91章)，中文、西班牙語和/或菲律賓語（泰加洛語）傳譯人員在收到要求後將會提供傳譯服務。翻譯版本的會議記錄可在委員會通過後透過要求而提供。其他語言協助在可能的情況下也將可提供。上述的要求，請於會議前最少48小時致電 (415) 355-3709 或電郵至 firstname.lastname@example.org 向委員會秘書提出。逾期提出的請求，若可能的話，亦會被考慮接納。
Acceso A Idioma
De acuerdo con la Ordenanza de Acceso a Idiomas “Language Access Ordinance” (Capítulo 91 del Código Administrativo de San Francisco “Chapter 91 of the San Francisco Administrative Code”) intérpretes de chino, español y/o filipino (tagalo) estarán disponibles de ser requeridos. Las minutas podrán ser traducidas, de ser requeridas, luego de ser aprobadas por la Comisión. La asistencia en idiomas adicionales se tomará en cuenta siempre que sea posible. Para solicitar asistencia con estos servicios favor comunicarse con el Secretario de la Comisión al (415) 355-3709, o email@example.com por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión. Las solicitudes tardías serán consideradas de ser posible.
Access Sa Wika
Ayon sa Language Access Ordinance (Chapter 91 ng San Francisco Administrative Code), maaaring mag-request ng mga tagapagsalin sa wikang Tsino, Espanyol, at/o Filipino (Tagalog). Kapag hiniling, ang mga kaganapan ng miting ay maaring isalin sa ibang wika matapos ito ay aprobahan ng komisyon. Maari din magkaroon ng tulong sa ibang wika. Sa mga ganitongu ri ng kahilingan, mangyaring tumawag sa Clerk ng Commission sa (415) 355-3709, o firstname.lastname@example.org sa hindi bababa sa 48 oras bago mag miting. Kung maari, ang mga late na hiling ay posibleng pagbibigyan.
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, City Hall, Room 244, One Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683 at Phone No. (415) 554-7724; Fax No. (415) 554-5163; E-mail: email@example.com. 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, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 252-3100, fax (415) 252-3112, web site at www.sfgov.org/ethics.