Important Information 

Copies of explanatory documents are available (1) on the Environment Department website at and (2) upon request to the Public Affairs Assistant Coordinator at telephone number (415) 255-5870 or via e-mail at


The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at public meetings. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from a meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. 


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. 


Public Comment 

Public comment will be taken on each agenda item involving discussion or action before a policy body takes action on that item. The public is asked to wait for the particular agenda item before making a comment on that item. When the moderator announces that the policy body is taking public comment, members of the public can stand before the body and be called forward. Each member of the public may address the policy body for up to three minutes, unless otherwise announced by the Chair. 


Remote public comment will not be allowed, except as an accommodation for a disability. To obtain access to remote public comment options, please contact the Public Affairs Assistant Coordinator at (415) 255-5870 or


The Brown Act forbids policy bodies 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, policy bodies are limited to: 


1. Briefly responding to statements made or questions posed by members of the public, or  

2. Requesting 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).) 


Please note that persons unable to attend a meeting may submit to a policy body, by the time the proceedings begin, 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 policy body members. Any written comments should be sent to: Public Affairs Assistant Coordinator, 1155 Market Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 by 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to a meeting. Comments that cannot be delivered to the Public Affairs Assistant Coordinator by that time may be taken directly to the meeting location. When bringing handouts to meetings, please photocopy on both sides of the paper and try to use post-consumer recycled or tree-free paper. In addition, please bring sufficient copies of handouts for the policy body members, the Public Affairs Assistant Coordinator, and the public. 


Disability Access  

Most policy body meetings are held in-person in City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco. In addition, some policy body meetings are also broadcast live and captioned on SFGovTV. The meeting location is between Grove and McAllister Streets and is wheelchair accessible. The closest BART and Muni Metro Station is Civic Center, about three blocks from the meeting location. Accessible Muni lines nearest the meeting location are: 5 Fulton, 19 Polk, 21 Hayes, 27 Bryant, 31 Balboa, 49 Van Ness-Mission, F-Market & Muni Metro (Civic Center Station). For more information about Muni accessible services, visit SFMTA Accessible Services or call (415) 923-6142. There is accessible on-street parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. 


To obtain a disability-related accommodation, including remote access to meetings and public comment options, the use of an American Sign Language interpreter, auxiliary aids or services, or meeting materials in alternative format, please contact the Public Affairs Assistant Coordinator at (415) 255-5870 or Providing at least 72 hours’ notice will help to ensure availability. Late requests will be honored, if possible. 


Language Access 

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 policy body. Assistance in additional languages may be honored whenever possible. To arrange one of the following language services, please contact the Public Affairs Assistant Coordinator at (415) 255-5870 or Providing at least 72 hours’ notice will help to ensure availability. 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) 255-5870 或電郵至 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) 255-5870, o 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) 255-5870, o 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: 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


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