Access Appeals Commission
DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING INSPECTION
City & County of San Francisco
1660 Mission Street, San Francisco, California 94103-2414
ACCESS APPEALS COMMISSION
1 CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, ROOM 416
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Meeting of December 26, 2001
NOTICE of CANCELLATION
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The Access Appeals Commission Hearing for Wednesday, December 26, 2001 has been canceled. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Access Appeals Commission will be Wednesday, January 9, 2002 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Rafael Torres-Gil, Senior Building Inspector
Department of Building Inspection
Secretary to the Access Appeals Commission
NOW 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 this Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the Ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force at (415) 554-6075.
SUMMARY OF RULES OF EVIDENCE AND TESTIMONY
Access Appeals Commission Rules will be available at each meeting. For an advance copy, please contact Susan Pangilinan at 558-6014.
All persons testifying in any matter on the Commission Agenda will first be sworn in by the Official Reporter.
The Director's staff representative shall make the first presentation of each appeal, followed by the appellant, each for up to seven minutes. Any interested persons not affiliated with the principles who wishes to speak on the item may then be heard once for up to three minutes. The Director's representative and the appellant then each have three minutes for rebuttal. Additional time may only be granted at the discretion of the President or Chairperson.
Acceptance of additional documentary evidence at the hearing is at the discretion of the President or Chairperson. In general, all written information pertaining to the appeal provided by the appellant shall be submitted to the Secretary nineteen days in advance of the hearing date.
If an appeal is denied by the Commission, the appellant has the right to request a rehearing if he or she may demonstrate that they have substantially new information for the Commission's consideration. A request for a rehearing must be made within ten days of the meeting date at which the appeal was denied. Such a request shall be made by letter and addressed to the Secretary of the Commission. The letter should state the reasons for the request and should present the new information. The filing fee for a rehearing request is $100.00.
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 16.520 - 16-534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street #701, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 554-9510, fax (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/.
ACCESS APPEALS COMMISSION
ACCESSIBLE MEETING INFORMATION POLICY
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.
The meeting will be held at the City Hall, located at 1 Carlton B. Goodlett Place, 4th Floor, Room 408. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at 8th (at the United Nations Plaza) and Market Street.
Accessible MUNI/Metro lines servicing this location are the J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval,
M-Ocean View, and N-Judah at Van Ness and Civic Center Stations, 9 - San Bruno, 71-Haight, and 42-Downtown bush lines. For information about MUNI accessible services call (415) 923-6142.
The Commission meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Accessible curb side parking spaces have been designated on the Van Ness Avenue and McAllister Street perimeters of City Hall for mobility impaired persons. There is accessible parking available within the Civic Center Underground Parking Garage at the corner of McAllister and Polk Streets, and within the Performing Arts Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets.
Assistive Listening devices will be available at the meeting.
A sign language interpreter will be available upon request. Please contact: Ms. Susan Pangilinan at
(415) 558-6014 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.
Minutes of the meeting are available in large print/tape form and/or readers upon request. If you require use of a reader, please contact Ms. Susan Pangilinan (415) 558-6014 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to request this service.