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Notice of Meeting - May 16, 2002

A regular meeting of the San Francisco Public Library Commission will be held as follows: Date: Thursday, May 16, 2002
Time: 4:00 PM
Place: Koret Auditorium, Main Library, lower level The meeting will be called to order. 1. APPROVAL OF THE APRIL 18, 2002 MINUTES - ACTION Presentation of, discussion of, and possible action to approve the Minutes of the regular Commission meeting of April 18, 2002. Explanatory document: draft Minutes 2. BOND PROGRAM MANAGER’S 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: no presentation; regular reports: program budget and schedule; site acquisition, active projects; and upcoming community outreach; and special reports: no presentation. Explanatory documents: current Bond Program Budget and detailed schedules 3. ART ENRICHMENT PROGRAM - ACTION Presentation of and discussion of the proposed Art Enrichment Master Plan, and possible action to move 2% mandated for public art from six eligible projects into the Art Enrichment Program Budget established Jan. 17, 2002. Explanatory documents: Art Enrichment Master Plan, proposed Art Enrichment Program Fund. 4. DESIGN EXCELLENCE PROGRAM - DISCUSSION Presentation of, and discussion of Bond Program Design Excellence Guidelines. Explanatory document: Design Excellence Program Guidelines 5. SITE ACQUISITION: PORTOLA BRANCH - ACTION Presentation and discussion of and possible action to request the Department of Real Estate to pursue sites for a new Portola Branch Library. Explanatory document: Portola sites acquisition memo. 6. LIBRARY 2002/2003 BUDGET UPDATE - ACTION Presentation of and discussion of an update report on the 2002/03 Library Budget and possible action to approve Library requested modifications to its proposed 2002/03 Budget. 7. PUBLIC COMMENT - DISCUSSION (This item to allow members of the public to comment on matters within the commission’s purview as well as introduce new agenda for the commission’s consideration.) 8. ADJOURNMENT - ACTION (requires motion and public comment) *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/. 5/12/02 - Michael Housh, Commission 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 3/7/02