City and County of San Francisco

London. N. Breed, Mayor

Recreation and Park Commission

Mark Buell, President
Allan Low, Vice President
Kat Anderson
Gloria Bonilla
Tom Harrison
Larry Mazzola, Jr.
Eric McDonnell

Philip A. Ginsburg, General Manager
Ashley Summers, Commission Liaison

10 A.M.


Roll Call


Note: Each item on the Consent or Regular agenda may include the following documents:

a) Legislation
b) Budget Analyst report
c) Legislative Analyst report
d) Recreation and Park Department cover letter and/or report
e) Consultant report
f) Public correspondence
g) Report or correspondence from other Department or Agency

These items will be available for review at McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan St., Commission Room. If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Recreation and Park Commission after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at McLaren Lodge, Commission Room, 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA during normal office hours. The documents for each item may be found on the website at:

Note: The Commission will hear public comment on each item on the agenda before or during consideration of that item.

President's Report (DISCUSSION ONLY)


a) Openings and Events 
b) Commission Administrative Matters   
c) Acknowledgements  


General Manager's Report (DISCUSSION ONLY)


a) Financial Matters
b) Capital Report
c) Property Management
d) Recreation Programs
e) Park, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Committee Report
f)  Events
g) Legislation

General Public Comment


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 and that do not appear on the agenda.  With respect to agenda items,  you will have opportunity to address the Commission when the item is reached in the meeting. 

Consent Calendar (ACTION ITEM)

General Calendar

San Francisco Zoo

Presentation and discussion only to update the Commission on operational and management issues at the San Francisco Zoo.  (DISCUSSION ONLY) 

Cottage Row- Plaque Placement

Discussion and possible action to approve the placement of a plaque on a boulder in the Issei Garden in Cottage Row Mini Park and to approve the wording on the plaque. (ACTION ITEM) This item was referred from the Operations Committee to the General Calendar with a recommendation to approve. Staff: Abigail Maher – 831-2790

Commissioners' Matters

This item is designed to allow Commissioners to raise issues they believe the Commission should address at future meetings.  There will be no discussion of these items at this time. 

New Business/Agenda Setting (DISCUSSION ONLY)


Communications (DISCUSSION ONLY)



For questions about the meeting please contact 415-831-2750. 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 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. 

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE 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 information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapters 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, please contact: Sunshine Ordinance Task Force Administrator City Hall – Room 244 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place San Francisco, CA 94102-4683 415-554-7724 (Office); 415-554-7854 (Fax) E-mail: 

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 Copies of explanatory documents are available to the public online at or, upon request to the Commission Secretary, at the above address or phone number. 

ACCESSIBLE MEETING POLICY Per the American Disabilities Act and the Language Access Ordinance, interpreters will be available for American Sign Language, Chinese, Spanish, Filipino, and other languages upon request. Additionally, every effort will be made to provide a sound enhancement system, meeting materials in alternative formats, and/or a reader. Minutes may be translated after they have been adopted by the Commission. For all these requests, please contact Ashley Summers, Commission Liaison, at least 48 hours before the meeting at 415- 831-2750. Late requests will be honored if possible. The hearing room is wheelchair accessible. 

De acuerdo con la Ley sobre Estadounidenses con Discapacidades y la Ordenanza de Acceso a Idiomas, intérpretes para la Lengua de Signos Estadounidense, chino, español, filipino y otros idiomas estarán disponibles a petición. Además, se hará todo lo posible para proporcionar un sistema de refuerzo de sonido, los materiales de la reunión en formatos alternativos y un lector. Las actas se pueden traducir después de que la Comisión las haya adoptado. Para realizar todas estas peticiones, por favor contacte con Ashley Summers, Coordinadora de la Comisión, por lo menos 48 horas antes de la reunión al 415-831-2750. Si es posible, se honrarás las solicitudes tardías. La sala de audiencias es accesible para sillas de ruedas. 

依據「美國殘疾人士法案」(American Disabilities Act)與「語言服務條例」(Language Access Ordinance),傳譯員將根據請 求予以提供美國手語、中文、西班牙文、菲律賓文或其他語言的傳譯服務。 此外,亦將竭誠提供音效增強系統、其他形式的會 議資料,和/或閲讀器。 翻譯版本的會議記錄會在委員會通過後提供。 所有的上述要求,請於會議前最少48小時致電415-831- 2750聯絡委員會聯絡員,Ashley Summers。 逾期提出的請求,若可能的話,亦會被考慮接納。 聽證室設有輪椅通道。

Ayon sa American Disabilities Act at Language Access Ordinance may nakalaang mga tagapagsalin sa American Sign Language, Intsik, Espanyol, Filipino at sa iba pang wika kapag ito'y ini-rekwest. Dagdag pa, pagsisikapan ang lahat upang mapahusay ang sistema para sa mas malinaw na marinig ang mga ito, mga materyales ng pagpupulong sa alternatibong pormat, at/o tagapagbasa. Ang katitikan (minutes) ng pulong ay maaaring maisalin kapag ito'y inaprubahan na ng Komisyon. Sa lahat ng mga ganitong rekwest, kontakin lamang po si Ashley Summers, Commission Liaison, sa 415-831-2750 sa panahong di bababa sa 48 oras bago magpulong. Hangga't maaari, ang mga rekwest na nahuli (late) ay pagbibigyan. Ang silid pulongan ay may access para sa mga naka- wheelchair. 

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 to accommodate these individuals. 

DISABILITY ACCESS The Recreation and Park Commission meeting will be held in Room 416 at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco. The meeting location is between Grove and McAllister Streets and is wheelchair accessible. The closet BART and Muni Metro Station is Civic Center, about three blocks from the meeting location. Accessible Muni lines nearest the meeting location are: 42 Downtown Loop, 49 Van Ness-Mission, F-Market & Muni Metro (Civic Center Station). For more information about Muni accessible services call 415-923-6142. There is accessible on-street parking available in the vicinity of the meeting location. For assistance call 415-831-2750. 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 others may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City accommodate these individuals. 

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 Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code 2.100] 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, (415) 252-3100, FAX (415) 252-3112, website: 

CEQA APPEALS CEQA Appeal Rights under Chapter 31 of the San Francisco Administrative Code If the Commission approves an action identified by an exemption or negative declaration as the Approval Action (as defined in S.F. Administrative Code Chapter 31, as amended, Board of Supervisors Ordinance Number 161-13), then the CEQA decision prepared in support of that Approval Action is thereafter subject to appeal within the time frame specified in S.F. Administrative Code Section 31.16. Typically, an appeal must be filed within 30 calendar days of the Approval Action. For information on filing an appeal under Chapter 31, contact the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors at City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102, or call (415) 554-5184. If the Planning Department’s Environmental Review Officer has deemed a project to be exempt from further environmental review, an exemption determination has been prepared and can be obtained on-line at Under CEQA, in a later court challenge, a litigant may be limited to raising only those issues previously raised at a hearing on the project or in written correspondence delivered to the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Planning Department or other City board, commission or department at, or prior to, such hearing, or as part of the appeal hearing process on the CEQA decision. 

WRITTEN COMMENTS 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: Mark Buell, President Recreation and Park Commission McLaren Lodge, Golden Gate Park 501 Stanyan Street San Francisco, CA 94117-1898 Fax Number: 415-831-2096