SF Board of Supervisors Meeting

Schedule and agenda

Of note:

1. 110434 [Public Works Code – Waiver of Certain Temporary Street Space Occupancy Fees]
Sponsor: Avalos
Ordinance waiving San Francisco Public Works Code Section 724.1(b), which imposes temporary street space occupancy fees, on Saturday, May 7, 2011, and Saturday, May 21, 2011, for certain streets in San Francisco, as part of Small Business Week Sidewalk Sales
6. 110446 [Appointments, Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee – John Lowell, Pi Ra, Richard Rothman, Mari Hunter, and Jay Lee]
Motion appointing John Lowell, term ending March 28, 2012, and Pi Ra, Richard Rothman, Mari Hunter, and Jay Lee terms ending March 28, 2013, to the Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee. (Clerk of the Board)
9. 110222 [Public Works Code – Declaring Illegal Dumping on Public Property a Nuisance, and Providing a Mechanism for Abating and Enforcing that Nuisance]
Sponsors: Cohen; Chu, Avalos, Campos and Mar
Ordinance amending the San Francisco Public Works Code by adding Article 25, Sections 1500 through 1505 to: 1) declare the illegal dumping of debris and waste construction materials or industrial materials, or of more than 100 pounds of any other waste, refuse, or debris, on public property to be a public nuisance; 2) authorize enforcement by the City Attorney in a civil action; and 3) permit the City and County of San Francisco to collect civil penalties, costs of abatement, investigation, and attorneys’ fees against the individuals or entities responsible for the dumping; and making
environmental findings.
Question: Shall this Ordinance be FINALLY PASSED?
12. 110439 [Accept and Expend Grant – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Economic Development Initiative Special Projects – $750,000]
Sponsors: Mayor; Cohen
Resolution authorizing the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing to accept and expend an Economic Development Initiative Special Projects Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in a total amount of $750,000 to assist with the redevelopment of the Sunnydale public housing site into a mixed-income community.
Question: Shall this Resolution be ADOPTED?

15. 110314 [Street Vacation – Resolution of Intention – Joe DiMaggio Playground Master Plan – Mason Street]
Sponsors: Mayor; Chiu
Resolution declaring the intention of the Board of Supervisors to vacate the one block portion of Mason Street between Lombard Street and Columbus Avenue for purposes of the North Beach Public Library and Joe DiMaggio Playground Master Plan, subject to certain conditions; and setting the hearing date for June 7, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. for all persons interested in the proposed vacation of said public right-of-way.
Question: Shall this Resolution be ADOPTED?

18. 110373 [Public Hearing – Conditional Use Appeal – 1268 Lombard Street]
Hearing of persons interested in or objecting to the decision of the Planning Commission’s February 17, 2011, Conditional Use Authorization identified as Planning Case No. 2009.1029C, by its Motion No. 18279, under Planning Code Sections 209.1 and  303 to allow new construction of four dwelling units at a density ratio up to one dwelling unit for each 1,000 square feet of lot area in the RH-3 (Residential, House, Three-Family) District and the 40-X Height and Bulk District, on property located at 1268 Lombard Street, Lot No. 015 in Assessor’s Block No. 0500. (District 2) (Appellant: Marvin Frankel, on behalf of the Russian Hill Neighbors)

25. 110422 [Committee of the Whole – Hearing on the Report of Assessment Costs for Blighted Properties]
Motion scheduling the Board of Supervisors to sit as a Committee of the Whole on May 10, 2011, at 3:00 p.m., to hold a public hearing on the resolution approving report of assessment costs submitted by the Director of Public Works for inspection and/or repair of blighted properties ordered to be performed by said Director pursuant to Chapter 80 of the Administrative Code, the costs thereof having been paid for out of a blight abatement fund. (Clerk of the Board)


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