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Entertainment Commission Avoids Daytime Working SoMa Residents

Well, I sent an email to Entertainment Commission Director Jocelyn Kane at jocelyn.kane@sfgov.org and to Entertainment Commission staffer Crystal Stewart at crystal.stewart@sfgov.org, but I did not receive a notice via email about this Tuesday’s 4 p.m. meeting by the Entertainment Commission’s Western SoMa Adhoc Committee at City Hall in Room 479. Thank you to my good friend Jim Meko for forwarding the meeting notice along to me.

To sum it up, three entertainment commissioners are going to meet 3 times to ponder whether or not there should be more entertainment uses in Western SoMa and less residential housing. For those with common sense, the residential housing provides dependable property tax revenue whereas nightclubs come and go, open and close, and can be a nuisance to a neighborhood if they do not run their club very well.

I hope some neighbors will take recorders (Audio and Video) to this meeting to share the contents on the web with the majority of residents who are at work at 4 p.m. in the afternoon on a Tuesday.

Here’s the meeting notice information:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 4:P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Room 479 City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA. 94102

Audrey Joseph, Vice Chair – Industry Representative
Glendon Hyde, Commissioner – Neighborhood Representative
Bryant Tan, Commissioner – Urban Planning Representative


1. Public Comment

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. With respect to agenda items, members
of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes at the time such item is called.

1. Discussion regarding Entertainment in the Western SOMA Community Plan.

2. Brief History of Entertainment in Western SOMA – Commissioner Joseph.

3. Impact of current and future zoning in Western SOMA – Planning Department Staff.


Please see attached for the Entertainment Commission’s interim policy on accessibility to its


Room 479 is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART Station is Civic Center, three blocks from City
Hall. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #42 Downtown Loop, 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 services, call 923-6142. Large print agendas are available. Sign language interpreters are available
upon request by contacting the Entertainment Commission Office at least two working days prior to a meeting.
Individuals with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should
also call the Entertainment Commission Office. 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. A TDD phone for the Entertainment Commission is available on request.

The ringing and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are
prohibited at this meeting. Pleased be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting
room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-
producing electronic devices.


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 people’s business. This
ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are
open to the people’s review. Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk
of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s website at. For
more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco
Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact:

Sunshine Ordinance Task Force
Frank Darby, Administrator
City Hall, Room 409
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4689
Office: (415) 554-7725
(Fax): (415) 554-7854
(E-mail): Frank.Darby@sfgov.org


Persons attending the meeting and those unable to attend may submit written comments regarding
the subject of the meeting. Such comments will be made part of the official public record and will
be brought to the attention of the Commission. Written comments should be submitted to the
Entertainment Commission c/o Jocelyn Kane, Entertainment Commission, Room 453 City Hall, 1 Dr.
Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102.

“Explanatory Documents: Copies of explanatory documents listed in this agenda, and other related
materials received by the Entertainment Commission after the posting of this agenda, can be obtained
during normal office hours at the Entertainment Commission office on the 4th floor of City Hall, 1 Dr.
Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room #453, San Francisco, CA 94102, and also, to the extent possible, will
be available on the Commission’s website at.”

(415) 554-6678
(415) 415 554-5793
Fax (415) 554-7934

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