Access Appeals Commission
ACCESS APPEALS COMMISSION
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
Wednesday, November 14, 2001
1:00 P.M. City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Way, Room 416
MATTERS FOR CONSIDERATION
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL
2. PUBLIC COMMENT: (DISCUSSION)
At this time, members of the public may address the Commission on items of interest to the public
that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission except agenda items. With respect
to agenda items, your opportunity to address the Commission will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting with one exception. When the agenda item has already been reviewed in a public hearing, at which members of the public were allowed to testify and the Commission has closed the public hearing, your opportunity to address the Commission must be exercised during the Public Comment portion of the calendar. Each member of the public may address the Commission for up to 3 minutes. If it is demonstrated that comments by the public will exceed 15 minutes, the President or Chairperson may continue Public Comment to another time during the meeting.
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: (ACTION)
Approval of minutes for the meeting held Wednesday, October 24, 2001.
4. REVIEW OF COMMUNICATIONS ITEMS: (DISCUSSION)
At this time, the Commission may discuss or acknowledge communication items received since the
5. REQUEST FOR REHEARING: (ACTION)
a. Appeal No. 01-06 (PA #200106262413S)
Heston Chau 590 Bosworth Street
The applicant is requesting a rehearing of the decision granted by the commission on September 26, 2001 in which the Commission approved an Article 15 elevator as equivalent facilitation for access to the 2nd floor and basement of the proposed dental office.
6. REHEARING: (ACTION)
a. Appeal No. 01-06 (PA #200106262413S) Heston Chau 590 Bosworth Street
The applicants Request for Rehearing will be considered under item 5a. Consideration of the applicants request for a Rehearing on this agenda, will be contingent on the Commission's decision to hold this hearing and allow presentation of any additional information related to the justification of the Request for Rehearing.
7. COMMISSIONERS' AND STAFF'S QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: (DISCUSSION)
Commissioners' and Staff's open discussion to identify new agenda items, as well as current agenda items to be continued to another regular commission meeting, site visit or special meeting. Commission discussion and possible action regarding administrative issues related to access appeals.
Discussion of commissioners concerns regarding staff recommendations on appeal cases.
8. PUBLIC COMMENT: (DISCUSSION)
Comment time is limited to 3 minutes per person.
9. ADJOURNMENT: (ACTION)
Rafael Torres-Gil, Senior Building Inspector
Department of Building Inspection
Secretary to the Access Appeals Commission
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)
The 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, TO OBTAIN A COPY OF THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE, OR TO REPORT A VIOLATION OF THE ORDINANCE, CONTACT DONNA HALL, ADMINISTRATOR, CITY HALL, ROOM 244, 1 DR. CARLTON B. GOODLETT PLACE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102-4683. OFFICE (415) 554-7724, FAX (415) 554-5163, E-MAIL: DONNA HALL @CI.SF.CA.US.
Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and the City's website at www.ci.sf.ca.us
In order to assist the City=s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, 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 accommodate these individuals.
ACCESSIBLE MEETING INFORMATION POLICY
The meeting will be held at the City Hall Building, located at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, 4th Floor, Room 416. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at 8th (at the United Nations Plaza) and Market Streets.
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 bus 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 Parking Garage at Grove and Franklin Streets.
Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. Assistive Listening devices will be available at the meeting. A sign language interpreter will be available upon request. Agendas and Minutes of the meeting are available in large print/tape form and/or readers upon request. Please contact the AAC Secretary, Rafael Torres-Gil (415) 558-6010 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting to request for these services.
Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illness, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call (415) 558-6014 to discuss meeting accessibility. In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate such persons, 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.
POLICY STATEMENT OF PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING
Pursuant to Section 67.7-1(c) of the San Francisco Administrative Code, members of the public who are unable to attend the public meeting or hearing may submit written comments regarding a calendared item to the AAC Secretary, Rafael Torres-Gil, at 1660 Mission Street 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 or at the place of the scheduled hearing before the proceedings begin. These written comments shall be made a part of the official public record and these comments will be brought to the attention of the members of the Access Appeals Commission. [Twenty copies are necessary.]
POLICY STATEMENT OF PUBLIC COMMENT
Pursuant to Section 67.16 of the San Francisco Administrative Code, each member of the public may address the Commission once for up to three minutes on any agenda item.
SAN FRANCISCO LOBBYIST ORDINANCE
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Administrative Code Sec. 16.520-16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390Market St. #701, SF, CA 94102 or (415) 554-9510 voice, or (415) 703-0121 fax, or http://www.ci.sf.ca.us/ethics/- web
SUMMARY OF RULES OF EVIDENCE AND TESTIMONY
Access Appeals Commission Rules will be available at each meeting. For an advance copy, please contact Ms. 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. The Director's representative and the appellant then each have three minutes for rebuttal. Any interested persons not affiliated with the principal who wishes to speak on the item may then be heard once for up to three minutes. 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.