Notice of Meeting - May 03, 2002

Library Commission
A regular meeting of the San Francisco Public Library Commission will be held as follows: Date: Friday, May 03, 2002
Time: 12:00 PM - Noon NOTE DIFFERENT DAY/TIME Place: Koret Auditorium, Main Library, lower level The meeting will be called to order. 1. EXCELSIOR BRANCH LIBRARY RENOVATION PROP. 14 APPLICATION - ACTION Discussion of and possible action to recommend that the Board of Supervisors approve a Prop. 14 (California Reading and Literacy Improvement and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2000) application for the Excelsior Branch Library renovation. Explanatory document: Excelsior Branch Library Prop. 14 application documents 2. ADJOURNMENT - ACTION (motion and public comment required) Public comment will be taken before or during the Library Commission's consideration of each agenda item. **Explanatory documents: Copies of explanatory documents listed in this agenda, and other related materials received by the Library Commission after the posting of this agenda, can be obtained from the Office of the Library Commission, Main Library, 6th Floor and also, to the extent possible, will be available on the Library’s website at http://sfpl.lib.ca.us/. 4/30/02 - M. Housh, Secretary* ________________________________________ SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMISSION - Accessible Meetings Policy To ensure the participation of the disabled public in all Commission public meetings, the following items concerning accessibility will be available: Sign Language interpreters or note takers will be available upon request. Please contact Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired at 415/557-4433 (TDD) or 415/557-4434 (Voice) at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. Late requests will be honored if possible. A sound enhancement system will be available upon request at the meetings. Please contact Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired at 415/557-4433 (TDD) or 415/557-4434 (Voice) at least 72 hours prior to the meeting. late requests will be honored if possible. A person who is deaf or hearing impaired may gain meeting information prior to the meeting by calling 415/557-4433 (TDD) or 415/557-4434 (Voice). In addition, the California Relay Service can be used by individuals with hearing and speech impairments by calling 1-800/735-2929 (TDD) or 1-800/735-2992 (Voice). Minutes of the meetings are available in alternative formats. If you require the use of a reader during the meeting, please contact the Library for the Blind and Print Handicapped at 415/557-4253 at least 72 hours in advance of the need. Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call the accessibility hotline at 415/554-8925 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist San Francisco’s efforts to accommodate such people, 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. Library Commission meetings will be held at the Main Library, 100 Larkin Street at Grove, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, except when otherwise noticed. The Commission meeting room is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART station is Civic Center. The accessible MUNI line serving this location is the #19 Polk. For information about Muni’s accessible service, please call 415/923-6142. There is accessible parking available at 355 McAllister, Civic Center Plaza Garage. Call 415/863-1537. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available at meetings. 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. ________________________________________ 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 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 (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Donna Hall, Administrator, the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, City Hall, Room 244 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689 or at 415/554-7724 ph. 415/554-5163 FAX and website at Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us. 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/bdsupvrs/sunshine. ________________________________________ San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance Attention: Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code secs. 16.520 - 16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness, ste. 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/. Michael Housh, Commission Secretary 4/24/02 ________________________________________ DRAFT Prop. 14 RESOLUTION FOR THE LIBRARY COMMISSION WHEREAS, The voters of the City and County of San Francisco passed Proposition A, "Branch Library Facilities Improvement Bonds, 2000" to support the construction and renovation of branch libraries; WHEREAS, The voters of the State of California passed Proposition 14, "The California Reading and Literacy Improvement and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2000" ("Bond Act") which provides state matching grants for qualifying library construction and remodeling projects on a competitive basis; and WHEREAS, The planned project to renovate the Excelsior Branch Library appears to satisfy the funding priorities for Bond Act matching grant funding; and, WHEREAS, Library staff has prepared a Bond Act grant application for the Excelsior Branch remodeling project, including application form and supporting documentation, that is on file with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, which is hereby declared to be a part of this resolution as if set forth fully herein; and, WHEREAS, Section 20440 of Title 5; of the California Code of Regulations requires the Board of Supervisors to certify the Bond Act grant application for the Excelsior Branch; now, therefore, be it RESOLved, That the Library Commission approves the Bond Act grant application for the Excelsior Branch remodeling project, including application form and supporting documentation; and be it FURTHER RESOLVED That the Library Commission urges the Board of Supervisors to certify the City's Bond Act grant application as required by Section 20440 of Title 5; of the California Code of Regulations. _______________________ Charles A. Higueras, AIA, President
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