Refuse Rate Board
April 13, 2023
Hearing Room 408, City Hall
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Members of the Refuse Rate Board will attend this meeting in-person. Members of the public are invited to observe the meeting in-person or on WebEx.
Public Comment will be taken before or during the Board's consideration of each agenda item. Speakers may address the Board for up to two minutes.
Members of the public attending the meeting in person will have an opportunity to provide public comment on every item. The Refuse Rate Board will hear up to twenty (20) minutes of remote public comment on each agenda item. Because of the twenty (20) minute time limit, it is possible that not every person in the queue will have an opportunity to provide remote public comment. Remote public comment from people who have received an accommodation due to a disability will not count toward the 20-minute limit.
Board staff and members can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Copies of Explanatory Documents listed in this agenda, and other related materials received by the Refuse Rate Board after the posting of the agenda, are available for public inspection and/or copying at City Hall room 316. Please email email@example.com to arrange pick up or review.
Public Comment will be taken before or during the Board’s consideration of each agenda item. Speakers may address the Board for up to two minutes. During General Public Comment, members of the public may address the Board on matters that are within the Board's jurisdiction and are not on today’s agenda.
Members of the public attending the meeting in person will have an opportunity to provide public comment on every item. In addition to in-person public comment, the Board will hear up to twenty (20) minutes of remote public comment on each agenda item. The Refuse Rate Board will hear remote public comment in the order that commenters add themselves to the queue to comment on that item. Because of the twenty (20) minute time limit, it is possible that not every person in the queue will have an opportunity to provide remote public comment.
Remote public comment from people who have received an accommodation due to a disability (as described below) will not count toward the 20-minute limit.
Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance
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 information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (San Francisco Administrative Code, Chapter 67) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact by mail Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco CA 94102; phone at (415) 554-7724; fax at (415) 554-5163; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Citizens may obtain a free company of the Sunshine Ordinance by printing the San Francisco Administrative Code, Chapter 67, on the Internet at https://www.sfbos.org/sunshine.
Disability access for regular meetings when the Board is meeting in person
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, is wheelchair accessible. This meeting will be broadcast and captioned on SFGovTV. Remote public participation is available upon request for individuals who cannot attend in person due to disability. Making a request to participate remotely no later than one (1) hour prior to the start of the meeting helps ensure availability of the meeting link. Sign Language Interpretation is also available upon request.
If requesting remote Sign Language Interpretation, please submit an accommodation request a minimum of 4 business hours prior to the start of the meeting. Allowing a minimum of 48 business hours for all other accommodation requests (for example, for other auxiliary aids and services) helps ensure availability. To request accommodation, please contact Ben Becker at email@example.com or by phone (628) 239-1087 or Jay Liao at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (628) 239-1221.
The closest accessible BART Station is Civic Center, three blocks from City Hall. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #47 Van Ness, and the #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness and the Metro stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. For more information about MUNI accessible services, call 415-351-7053 / TTY: 415-351-3942 or visit online at https://www.sfmta.com/accessibility-all
There is accessible parking in the vicinity of City Hall at Civic Center Plaza and adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex.
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.
Cell phones, pagers, and similar sound-producing electronic devices
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 or the Vice Chair may order the removal from the meeting of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.
- Call to Order
Ramaytush Ohlone Land Acknowledgement
We acknowledge that we are on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone, who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. As the indigenous stewards of this land and in accordance with their traditions, the Ramaytush Ohlone have never ceded, lost nor forgotten their responsibilities as the caretakers of this place, as well as for all peoples who reside in their traditional territory. As guests, we recognize that we benefit from living and working on their traditional homeland. We wish to pay our respects by acknowledging the ancestors, elders and relatives of the Ramaytush Community and by affirming their sovereign rights as First Peoples.
- Roll call and confirmation of quorum
- Vote to excuse current or future absences.
- General Public Comment
Opportunity for the public to comment on any matters within the Board's jurisdiction that are not on the agenda
- Approval, with possible modification, of the Code of Conduct and Ex-Parte Communications Limitations Procedures
- Motion and Board discussion
- Public comment
- Presentation of Proposals for Rate-Funded City Services from the Department of Public Works and the San Francisco Environment Department
- Presentation of proposal from Department of Public Works
- Presentation of proposal from San Francisco Environment Department
- Board Discussion
- Public Comment
- Presentation of Rate Change Proposal from Recology
- Presentation of proposal from Recology
- Board Discussion
- Public Comment
- Opportunity to propose future agenda items with discussion and possible action by the Board
(Possible action item)
- Board Discussion
- Public Comment
Date & Time
12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
To join virtually through Webex:
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