City and County of San Francisco
*Notice of Special Meeting*
Agenda for Thursday October 25, 2001
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102 - Room 263- 5:30PM
SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSIONERS
Stephen Cornell – President
Jose Najar – Vice President
Gwen Kaplan, Dick Mak, Yasin Salma, I.Lee Murphy-Reed
Director – Daniel Hwang
Commission Secretary – Martha Yanez
Call to Order
1. ROLL CALL
Call of roll of the Small Business Commissioners
2. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT
This item allows members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Commission’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Commission’s future Consideration
3. PRESENTATION FROM THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY REGARDING THE EFFECT OF THE EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER 11TH ON THE BUSINESS CLIMATE IN SAN FRANCISCO.
Discussion & Possible Action
[Presentations by John Marks, President of the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau; Patricia Breslin, Executive Director of the Golden Gate Restaurant Association; John Cope, President of the Hotel Council; Cathy Widener, Manager of Governmental Affairs; Patricia Breslin, Taxi Commissioner; and Edward Bell, Executive Director of Edward Bell & Associates]
Presentation, discussion, and possible action.
4. FORMATION OF SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSION SUB-COMMITTEES
Discussion and possible action to form sub-committees within the Small Business Commission to address the recommendations from the Forum.
5. PRESIDENTS REPORT
This item allows the President of the Commission to report on recent small business activities and make announcements.
6. DIRECOTRS REPORT
This item allows the Director of the Commission to report on recent small business activities and make announcements.
7. NEW BUSINESS
This item allows the Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for future consideration.
8. GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT
This item allows members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Commission’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Commission’s future Consideration.
Requires motion and public comment
* Public Comment will be taken before or during the Small Business Commission’s consideration of each agenda item.
** Explanatory Documents: Copies of explanatory documents listed in this agenda, and other related materials received by the SBC after the posting of the agenda, are available for public inspection and/or copying at City Hall room 448. Please call Martha Yanez (415) 554-6134 to make arrangements for pick up or review.
Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance
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 exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that city operations are open for the people’s review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 554-6083. To obtain a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance contact:
Donna Hall, Administrator
City Hall, Room 244
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4683
Office: (415) 554-7724
Fax: (415) 554-5163
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.ci.sf.ca.us.
Cell Phone and/or Sound-Producing Electronic Device Usage at Hearings
Effective January 21, 2001, the Board of Supervisors amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding the following provision: 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.
Disability Access Policy
Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) is available. The closest accessible BART Station is the Civic Center station located at the intersection of Market, Hyde and Grove Streets. Accessible MUNI lines serving the Veterans Building are 42 Downtown Loop and the #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 more information about MUNI accessible services call 923-6142. Accessible parking in the vicinity of the Veterans Building adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex. American Sign Language interprets and/or a sound enhancement system will be available upon request by contacting Milton Edelin at 558-6410 at least 72 hours prior to a hearing. Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. 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 to accommodate these individuals.
Interpreters for languages other than English are available o request. Sign language interpreters are also available on request. For other accommodation, please call the Department of Human Services staff support representative at 557-5989 at least two business days before a meeting.
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin. Code Section 16.520-16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street No. 701, SF 94102 (415) 554-9510, FAX (415) 703-0121 and web site address at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/.
In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical base products. Please help the City accommodate these individuals.