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Meeting Agenda: July 26, 2017

Elections Commission
City and County of San Francisco
Don Chan, Secretary
Open Source Voting System Technical Advisory Committee
Christopher Jerdonek, Chair
Larry Bafundo
Carl Hage
Roan Kattouw
Tony Wasserman
Open Source Voting System Technical Advisory Committee
of the San Francisco Elections Commission
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
6:00 p.m.
City Hall, Room 305
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, California 94102

Order of Business

1. Call to Order & Roll Call

2. Introductions

3. General Public Comment

Public comment on any issue within the Committee’s general jurisdiction that is not covered by another item on this agenda.

4. Sunshine Ordinance Overview

Presentation by Deputy City Attorney Joshua White regarding the Sunshine Ordinance.

5. Committee Goals

Discussion of Committee goals and strategies for achieving those goals.

6. Administration

Discussion and possible action regarding administrative issues including but not limited to attendance at Elections Commission meetings by Committee members; posting and soliciting feedback from the public regarding Committee recommendations; the Committee’s meeting schedule; format, content, and timing of Committee reports; and the Committee’s website.

7. Topics for future discussion

Discussion and possible action regarding topics for future discussion.

8. Election of Vice-Chair

Discussion and possible action to elect a Committee Vice-Chair. The process will be as follows: The presiding Chair will open nominations for the position. When there are no further nominations, the presiding Chair will close nominations. Public comment will then take place. After discussion, there will be a roll call vote during which each Committee member shall state the name of the nominee for whom he or she wishes to vote. Any nominee receiving three votes shall be elected Vice-Chair. The term of office will begin immediately at the conclusion of tonight’s meeting.


There will be an opportunity for public comment on each agenda item.

Materials contained in the agenda packets for meetings are available for inspection and copying during regular office hours at the Department of Elections, City Hall Room 48. Materials are placed in the Elections Commission’s Public Binder no later than 72 hours prior to meetings. Any materials distributed to members of the Committee within 72 hours of the meeting or after the agenda packet has been delivered to the members are available for inspection at the Department of Elections, City Hall Room 48, in the Commission’s Public Binder, during normal office hours.

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. The Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.

Disability Access: The Committee meeting will be held in Room 305, City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA. The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #42 Downtown Loop, and #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 information about MUNI accessible services call (415) 923-6142. There is accessible curbside parking adjacent to City Hall on Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue and in the vicinity of the Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex.

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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, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force: Sunshine Ordinance Task Force; 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place; Room 244; San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. Phone: (415) 554-7724; Fax: (415) 554-5163; Email: sotf@sfgov.org; Website: http://sfgov.org/sunshine. Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, at the San Francisco Public Library, and on the City’s website at http://sfgov.org.

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements: Individuals that influence or attempt to influence local policy or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 – 2.160) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the San Francisco Ethics Commission at 25 Van Ness Avenue; Suite 220; San Francisco, CA 94102. Phone: (415) 252-3100; Fax: (415) 252-3112; Email: ethics.commission@sfgov.org; Website: http://www.sfethics.org.