Disaster Council Meetings - April 5, 2019 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
April 5, 2019 - 11:00am
San Francisco City Hall, Room 201
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102


  1. Call to Order
  1. Remarks from the Mayor’s Office 
  2. Executive Director’s Report
  3. Report: Emergency Planning Initiatives

4A: Status Report on Executive Directive 18-04: Improving San Francisco’s Response to Future Air Quality Incidents (Department of Emergency Management, Department of Public Health, Office of the City Administrator).

  1. Report: Emergency Preparedness Initiatives

5A: Report on the implementation of RapidSOS within San Francisco’s 9-1-1 system to improve location information for mobile 9-1-1 callers (Department of Emergency Management).

5B: Report on the San Francisco Fleet Week Training and Exercise Program (Department of Emergency Management).

  1. Report: Emergency Response

6A: Report on the Fort Funston Landslide (San Francisco Fire Department).

6B: Healthy Streets Operations Center Update.

  1. Report: Resilient San Francisco and Recovery Initiatives  

7A: Report on the status on Executive Directive to Strengthen San Francisco’s Tall Buildings (Office of Resilience and Capital Planning).

7B: Report on the Geary/Parker Gasline Explosion Business Recovery Efforts (Office of Economic and Workforce Development).

  1. Disaster Council Member Roundtable 
  1. General Public Comment (limited to 3 minutes per person) 
  1. Adjourn


Disability Access

The Disaster Council will hold this meeting at City Hall Room 201.  This facility is accessible to persons using wheelchairs and others with disabilities.  Agendas are available in large print.  Materials in alternative formats and/or American Sign Language interpreters will be made available upon request.  Please make your request for alternative format or other accommodations to the Mayor’s Office on Disability: (415) 554-6789 (V), (415) 554-6799 (TTY) at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to help ensure availability.

The nearest accessible BART and Muni station is Civic Center.  For more information about Muni accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.

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 scented products.  Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

Department of Emergency Management Website

The Department of Emergency Management provides information through a website at www.sfdem.org.  The Department of Emergency Management also has a preparedness website www.sf72.org devoted to helping citizens prepare for a disaster.

Speaking before the Disaster Council

The Disaster Council will take public comment on all items appearing on the agenda at the time the item is heard and, if applicable, prior to the Council taking any action on an item.  The Council will take public comment on matters not on the Agenda, but within the jurisdiction of the Council during the “General Public Comment” portion of the regular meeting.  Maximum time will be three (3) minutes per person.

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.  The Sunshine 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 [Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code] or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact Frank Darby, at (415) 554-7724 or by e-mail at sotf@sfgov.org.  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 www.sfgov.org.

FY18- 19 Disaster Council Meetings


The schedule for Disaster Council meetings in Fiscal Year 2018-2019 is as follows:

  • Disaster Council Meeting #1: Friday, September 21, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in City Hall Room 201
  • Disaster Council Meeting #2: Friday, December 7, 2018 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in City Hall Room 201
  • Disaster Council Meeting #3: Friday, April 5, 2019 11:00 a.m. in City Hall Room 201
  • Disaster Council Meeting #4: Friday, June 21, 2019 11:00 a.m. Location TBD


About the Disaster Council


The Disaster Council is chaired by the Mayor and composed of key department heads and City officials, three members of the Board of Supervisors, and representatives of private organizations appointed by the Mayor. The Council meets at the call of the Mayor to share information and ensure full participation by member agencies in the emergency planning activities of the City.Meetings are open to the public.