A regular meeting of the San Francisco Public Library Commission will be held as follows:



DATE:††††††††††† Thursday, July 20, 2006 †††††††

TIME:†††††††††††† 4:00 p.m.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

PLACE:††††††††††††† Koret Auditorium, Main Library, lower level


The meeting will be called to order.



1.†††††††† PUBLIC COMMENT†††††††††††††††††††††††

(This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Commissionís purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Library Commissionís consideration.)


2.††††††††††† APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ACTION

Presentation and discussion of, and possible action to approve the Minutes of the regular Commission meeting of June 15, 2006.

Explanatory documents: minutes



Presentation on and discussion of the Western Addition and Glen Park Branch Libraries, and possible action to increase the project budget for one or both branch renovation projects.

Explanatory document: tabulation of bids Western Addition & Glen Park Branch Libraries


4.†††††††† BOND PROGRAM MANAGERíS REPORT ††††††††††††††††††††† DISCUSSION

(This is a discussion item to allow the Branch Library Bond Program Manager to report on recent bond program related activities and make announcements.)

This report will consist of an informational presentation: none; regular reports: program budget, schedule, and construction reports; active projects; and community outreach; and special reports: none.

Explanatory documents: current Budget Report and Branch Library Summary Schedules



Presentation of, discussion of and possible action to approve a Resolution urging the Board of Supervisors to approve an ordinance waiving the competitive requirements of San Francisco Administrative Code section 21.1 and authorizing the Purchaser to negotiate and issue a purchase order for interior furniture/workstations and moveable partitions for the Main Library renovation from One Workplace, a Steelcase distributor, as a sole source. 

Explanatory documents: draft resolution/Ordinance



6.†††††††† NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY CAMPAIGN ††††††††††††††††††††† ACTION


Presentation of, discussion of, and possible action to rescind the Libraryís

Neighborhood Library Campaign Gift Recognition Policy (Policy #603) replacing it with a revised Gift Recognition Policy (Policy #602).

Explanatory document: draft revised Gift Recognition Policy #602, Commission Policy #603)



7.†††††††† FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY REPORT†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† DISCUSSION

(This item is to allow the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library to inform the Commission of their current and proposed activities.).


8.††††††††††† TRIBUTE TO COMMISSIONER STROBIN†††††††††††††††††††††† ACTION

Presentation and discussion of and possible action to approve a resolution commending† and thanking former Public Library Commissioner Deborah Strobin for her dedication and principled leadership† during her four years of service as a member of the Public Library Commission.

Explanatory document: draft resolution


9. ††††††† CITY LIBRARIANíS REPORT by City Librarian Luis Herrera††††††††††††† DISCUSSION

(This item is to allow the City Librarian to report on recent Library activities and make announcements)

The City Librarian will report on the following topics: opening of the Mission Bay Library and update on the first anniversary of the re-opening of the Excelsior Library; announcement regarding the appointment of the Chief of Branches; update on the FY06/07 Library Budget; and highlights on exhibitions and programs.



10.†††††† LABOR UNION REPORT†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

(This item is to allow members of library labor organizations to report on employee matters within the Commissionís purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Library Commissionís consideration.)


11.†††††† NEW BUSINESS†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

(This item is to allow Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration.)


12.†††††† ADJOURNMENT (requires motion and public comment)††† ††††††††††††††† ACTION



M. Housh, Secretary. 7/17/06


Explanatory documents: Copies of listed explanatory documents are available as follows: (1) from the Commission Secretary/Custodian of Records, Main Library, 6th Floor, (2) in the rear of the Koret Auditorium immediately before and during the meeting, and (3)to the extent possible, on the Library's website at


Additional materials not listed as explanatory documents on this agenda, if any, that are distributed to the Library Commissioners prior to or during the meeting in connection with any agenda item will be available to the public for inspection and copying in accordance with Government Code Section 54954.1 and Sunshine Ordinance ßß 67.9, 67.28(b) & 67.28(d).