COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
City and County of San Francisco
Wednesday, February 19, 2003
City Hall, Room 263
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
Public comment will be heard before and/or during each agenda item.
President Dorka Keehn Commissioner Juanita Miles
Vice President Emily Murase Commissioner Andrea Shorter
Commissioner Julie Burton Commissioner Valerie Tulier
Commissioner Carolene Marks
1. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL 1 min.
2. ADOPTION OF AGENDA ACTION 2 min.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES ACTION 4 min.
Regular Meeting held Wednesday, January 29, 2003
Explanatory document: Draft Minutes
4. PRESIDENT'S REPORT DISCUSSION 5 min.
a. Justice and Courage Oversight Panel
b. Meetings with Board of Supervisors
5. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S REPORT DISCUSSION 5 min.
a. 2003-2004 DOSW Budget
b. La Casa de las Madres
c. Legislation for California Single Payer Health Care System
d. Girls Report on Status of Girls in San Francisco
e. End Exploitation of Youth Task Force
6. OLD BUSINESS DISCUSSION/ACTION
a. The Girls Report - Possible Issuance of Report on Status of Girls in San Francisco 10 min.
b. 2003-2004 DOSW Budget 30 min.
c. Draft Letters regarding State Budget to Governor Gray Davis and Senator John Burton 2 min.
d. La Casa de las Madres Response to DOSW's Recommendations Regarding Operational and
Administrative Changes 45 min.
7. NEW BUSINESS DISCUSSION/ACTION 5 min.
a. California Single Payer Health Care System
Action: To Support in Concept a Single Payer Health Care System in California and to consider future endorsement of Senator Shelia Kuehl's proposed Single Payer legislation.
8. CLOSED SESSION DISCUSSION 45 min.
Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957 and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(b): PUBLIC EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: Executive Director Belle Taylor-McGhee
Public Comment: (on all matters pertaining to the closed session.)
9. RECONVENE IN OPEN SESSION DISCUSSION/ACTION 5 min.
Vote to elect whether to disclose any or all discussions held in closed session (San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.12(a).)
10. PUBLIC COMMENT DISCUSSION 2 min.
(This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Commission's purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for COSW's future consideration.)
11. ANNOUNCEMENTS DISCUSSION 5 min.
12. ADJOURNMENT ACTION 2 min.
American Sign Language interpreters and a Sound Amplification System provided upon request with 48-hour advance notice to 415-252-2570. Translation into languages other than English is also available with 48-hour notice. Limited accessible street parking available. Accessible MUNI Metro station in the Van Ness Station and lines are J, K, L, M and N. Accessible MUNI Lines are the 6, 7, 9, 42, 47, 49, and 71 lines. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. Meeting proceedings available in alternative formats. 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 based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.
To make arrangements, or for accessibility information, contact the Department on the Status of Women at
415-252-2570 (Voice) or 415-252-2550 (TTD).
The Board of Supervisors has amended the Sunshine Ordinance by adding provision 67A.1. The provision is effective as of January 21, 2001.
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.
Explanatory documents: For copies of explanatory documents listed in this agenda, and other related materials received by COSW, please contact the Department on the Status of Women at 25 Van Ness Ave, Suite 130, San Francisco, CA 94102; phone:
415-252-2570, fax: 415-252-2575. Also, to the extent possible, documents will be available on the COSW website at http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/cosw/.
Know Your Rights under the Sunshine Ordinance
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decision 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, or to report a violation of the Ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at 415-554-7724. To obtain a free copy of the Sunshine Ordinance contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, Donna Hall, Clerk, City Hall, Room 409, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683, phone: 415-554-7724, fax:
415-554-7854, email: Donna_Hall@ci.sf.ca.us. Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can also be obtained from the San Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us.
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 Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code § 2.100) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the San Francisco Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Ave., Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; phone: 415-581-2300, fax: 415-581-2317 and web site http://www.sfgov.org/ethics.