Monday, May 1, 2000
Room 414, City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
PLEASE NOTE LOCATION!!!
I. Call to Order and Roll Call.
II. Public comment on all matters pertaining to the Closed Session.
III. Vote on whether to hold closed session to confer with legal counsel and designated Labor Negotiator (San Francisco Administrative Code Sections 67.10 (e)) (ACTION ITEM).
IV. Closed session pursuant to:
California Government Code Sections 54957.6 and San Francisco Administrative Code Sections 67.10 (e).
A) CONFERENCE WITH LABOR NEGOTIATOR
Gene Rucker, Civil Service Commission Labor Negotiator
Organization: SEIU (Local 250, 535, and 790 miscellaneous)
Anticipated issue under negotiation: terms and conditions of employment.
Prior to the meeting Commissioners were provided a copy of Charter Section A8.409-3 and a letter dated April 7, 2000 from Linda Joseph, SEIU regarding Civil Service Proposals.
V. Reconvene in open session:
A) Possible Report on Action taken in closed session (Government Code Section 54957.1 (2)(6) and San Francisco Administrative Code Sections 67.12 (b) (5). (ACTION ITEM)
B) Vote to elect whether to disclose any or all discussions held in closed session (San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.12 (a).) (ACTION ITEM)
VI. General Public Comment on Any Matter Within the Subject Matter Jurisdiction of the Civil Service Commission.
Notice of Commission Hearing Policies and Procedures
A. Commission Office
The Civil Service Commission office is located in Suite 720, 25 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94102. The telephone number is (415) 252-3247, the fax number is (415) 252-3260 and the web address is www.ci.sf.ca.us/civil_service/. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
B. Policy Requiring Written Reports
It is the policy of the Civil Service Commission that all items appearing on its agenda will be supported by a written report prepared by Commission or departmental staff. These reports are available for inspection in the Commission office, approximately five (5) business days prior to the meeting date (ordinarily, the Monday a week before the Commission meeting). Call the Commission office to determine the availability of reports. If practicable, copies of reports will be provided to authorized departmental and employee organization representatives upon request. All other parties will be required to pay a ten cents (10c) per page reproduction fee. Reports from City and County personnel supporting agenda items must be submitted in accordance with the procedures established by the Executive Officer. Reports not submitted according to procedures, in the format and quantity required, and by the deadline, will not be calendared.
C. Policy on Written Submissions by Appellants
All written material submitted by appellants to be considered by the Commission in support of an agenda item shall be submitted to the Commission office, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the fourth (4th) business day preceding the Commission meeting for which the item is calendared (ordinarily, on Tuesday). An original and nine (9) copies on 81/2 inch X 11-inch paper, three-hole punched on left margin, and page numbered in the bottom center margin, shall be provided. All written material submitted for the Commission’s review becomes part of a public record and shall be open for public inspection.
D. Policy and Procedure for Postponement
A request for a postponement (continuance) to delay an item to another meeting may be directed to the Commission Executive Officer by telephone or in writing. Before acting, the Executive Officer may refer certain requests to another City official for recommendation. Telephone requests must be confirmed in writing prior to the meeting. The Commission will consider a request for a postponement that has been administratively denied immediately following the "Announcement of Changes" portion of the agenda at the beginning of the meeting.
E. Policy and Procedure on Hearing Items Out of Order and on Private Hearings
Requests to hear items out of order and for private hearings (closed sessions) are to be directed to the Commission President at the beginning of the agenda. The President will rule on each request. If legally permissible and the President grants a private hearing, the hearing will be held at the end of the agenda. If there is more than one private hearing, the President will determine the order in which the sessions will be heard.
F. Procedure for Commission Hearings
All Commission hearings in disputed matters shall conform to the following procedures. The Commission reserves the right to question each party during its presentation and, in its discretion, to modify any time allocations and requirements.
For items on the Regular Agenda, presentation by the departmental representative for a maximum time of five (5) minutes and response by the opponent for a maximum time limit of five (5) minutes. No other persons shall be permitted to speak.
G. Policy on Tape Recording of Commission Meetings
As provided in the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance, Commission meetings are tape-recorded. These tape recordings will be retained for a minimum of ten (10) business days and are available for public review starting on the day after the Commission meeting in the Commission office.
H. Speaking before the Civil Service Commission
Speaker cards are not required. The Commission will hear testimony on matters on the agenda at the time the item is heard. For matters not on the agenda, but within the jurisdiction of the Commission, a person may appear at the Civil Service Commission meeting when the "Requests to Speak" item is called and may address the Commission. Speakers are not required to identify themselves or provide identifying information. Maximum time allowed each speaker during the "Requests to Speak" section is three (3) minutes; total time allowed for individuals’ requests to speak shall not exceed thirty (30) minutes unless the Commission extends such time by majority vote.
Information on Disability Access
Special Meetings of the Civil Service Commission are normally held in Room 412 (Fourth Floor) City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place. City Hall is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center, located 2 ½ blocks from City Hall. Accessible MUNI lines serving City Hall are 42 Downtown Loop, 9 San Bruno and 71 Haight/Noriega, as well as the METRO stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. For more information about MUNI accessible services, call (415) 923-6142. Accessible curbside parking has been designated at points in the vicinity of City Hall adjacent to Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue.
The following services are available on request 48 hours prior to the meeting, except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline shall be 4:00 p.m. of the last business day of the preceding week: 1) American Sign Language interpreters; 2) use of a reader; 3) sound enhancement system; and 4) alternative formats of the agenda and minutes. Please contact Anita Sanchez, Assistant Executive Officer at (415) 252-3247 to make arrangements. Late requests will be honored, if possible.
In order to assist the City’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.
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 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 OR TO REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, OR TO OBTAIN A FREE COPY OF THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE, CONTACT RACHEL ARNSTINE O’HARA, CLERK OF THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE TASK FORCE, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 362, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683 at (415) 554-6171, by fax: (415) 554-6177, by e-mail: Rachel_ArnstineO’Hara@ci.sf.ca.us, or on the City’s website at www.ci.sf.ca.us.
San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required to register and report lobbying activity (the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance -- San Francisco Administrative Code Sec. 16.520 - 16.534). For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, #801, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 554-8757 or http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/.