MINUTES

FOR THE 2000 REDISTRICTING COMMISSION
OF THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO
FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2000 - 4:00 p.m.
IN THE COMMITTEE ROOM
202 C Street, 12th Floor
San Diego, CA

CHRONOLOGY OF THE MEETING:

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ralph Pesqueira at 4:03 p.m. Chairman Pesqueira adjourned the meeting at 5:30 p.m. to the next scheduled meeting of the Redistricting Commission on December 13, 2000 at 4:00 p.m.

ITEM-1: CALL TO ORDER

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Ralph Pesqueira at 4:03 p.m.

 
ITEM-2: ROLL CALL

City Clerk's Deputy Director Joyce Lane called the roll:

(C) Chairman Ralph R. Pesqueira-present
(VC) Vice Chairman Leland T. Saito-present
(M) Mateo R. Camarillo-not present
(M) Charles W. Johnson-present
(M) Marichu G. Magaņa-present
(M) Shirley ODell-present
(M) Juan Antonio Ulloa-present
(EO) Deputy City Attorney Stu Swett-present

REDISTRICTING COMMISSION ACTION (Tape location: A005 -010.)

ATTENDANCE DURING THE MEETING:

(C) Chairman Ralph R. Pesqueira-present
(VC) Vice Chairman Leland T. Saito-present
(M) Mateo R. Camarillo-present
(M) Charles W. Johnson-present
(M) Marichu G. Magaņa-present
(M) Shirley ODell-present
(M) Juan Antonio Ulloa-present
(EO) Deputy City Attorney Stu Swett-present

 
ITEM-3: APPROVAL OF COMMISSION MINUTES

Approval of Commission Minutes for the meeting of November 16, 2000.

MOTION BY PESQUEIRA TO APPROVE THE MINUTES WITH DIRECTION TO INCLUDE THE MISSING PAGE 9 TO THE MINUTES. Second by ODell. Vote unanimous; all present.

REDISTRICTING COMMISSION ACTION (Tape location: A011-016.)

 
ITEM-4: NON-AGENDA COMMENT:

NONE.

 
ITEM-5: RULES OF PROCEDURE

The Commission discussed the rules of procedures and by-laws for Commission meetings. The Commission had numerous areas of concern which were clarified. The areas of concern were:

1. Some Commissioners feel Section 6 (page 5) somewhat restricts the Commission in their duties to interact with the general public.

2. If a Commissioner is asked, he or she should be able to discuss with others what took place at a Redistricting Meeting without being suspected of impropriety since the meetings are already open to the public and the minutes are public record.

3. Will criteria be considered for excused absences to avoid arbitrary discretion by the Chair on replacing Commissioners with excessive absences?

4. MOTION BY SHIRLEY ODELL TO ADOPT THE BY-LAWS EXCLUDING SECTION 4, ARTICLE 2; SECTION 2, ARTICLE 4; SECTION 6, ARTICLE 5 WHICH WILL BE VOTED ON SEPARATELY. Second by Johnson. Vote unanimous; all present.

Vote taken for Section 4, Article 2 as written. Passed by the following vote: Yeas-Pesqueira, Saito, Johnson, Magaņa, ODell. Nays-Ulloa, Camarillo.

Vote taken for Section 2, Article 4 as written. Passed by the following vote: Yeas-Pesqueira, Saito, Johnson, Magaņa, Odell. Nays-Ulloa, Camarillo.

Vote on Section 6, Article 5 as written. Passed by the following vote: Yeas-Pesqueira, Johnson, Magaņa, Odell. Nays-Ulloa, Camarillo, Saito.

REDISTRICTING COMMISSION ACTION (Tape location: A017-493.)

 
ITEM-6: COMMISSION STAFF

During the discussion of staff requirements and the job description for the Commission's Chief of Staff, some changes were made to the job description. The changes are as follows:

1. Correction to Page 2 of the Draft copy of "Redistricting Commission Chief of Staff" job announcement, dated November 29, 2000. Indicate the salary to be up to $143,490.

2. Add "Salary to be negotiated."

No motion needed. Direction was given on discussion comments as follows:

1. Accept the staff requirements and job description for the Commission's Chief of Staff and delegate Juan Ulloa and his subcommittee to work with Glenn Encarnacion of the City Personnel Department.

2. Indicate that out-of-City employees will not be compensated for out-of-town expenses.

REDISTRICTING COMMISSION ACTION (Tape location: A494-B146.)

 
ITEM-7: COMMISSION BUDGET

During discussion of budget for personnel and non-personnel expenses, City Manager's Office liaison Kathy Mayou updated the Commissioners on adjustments to the Commission's Budget. The following was discussed:

1. Updated line items to the budget were discussed and they are as follows:

a. Consulting/Legal Services were added to cover potential legal challenges at $50,000 over a 12- month budget,
b. As-needed Interpreter Services were figured at $5,400 over a 12-month budget for sign language, based on per-hour rate for approximately one-half of the meetings,
c. Office Supplies figure was tripled to $5,000,
d. Postage was doubled to $1,020,
e. Parking was added at $2,250 over a 12-month budget,
f. Advertising/Noticing was added at $2,500 over a 12- month budget,
g. Print Shop Services was added at $5,000 over a 12- month budget,
h. Mapping Services was added for any graphics support at $50,000 over a 12-month budget, (Commission to check with Bonnie Stone on possibly having three positions on Mapping Software),
i. Modular Furniture for three staff support to accommodate cubicle spaces.

The Commission was informed by staff that the budget must be approved by the Commission today in order to be presented to the Appointing Authority for review at the Authority's scheduled meeting on December 21, 2000, after which it goes to the City Council for approval.

Deputy City Attorney Stu Swett informed the Commission that, under the Charter, the City Council must consider the budget. The Council does not have to approve the budget as presented to them, but must, under the Charter, appropriate sufficient funds to the Commission to carry out the duties required under the Charter.

Mr. Swett assured the Commission that the budget could be docketed for January 8, 2000 or at the latest on January 16, 2000.

Chairman Ralph R. Pesqueira requested that Bonnie Stone be present when the Appointing Authority reviews the budget to answer any questions the Appointing Authority may have.

MOTION BY JOHNSON TO ACCEPT THE REDISTRICTING COMMISSION'S PROPOSED BUDGET WITH THE NECESSARY CORRECTIONS THAT WERE DISCUSSED AND TO INCLUDE MILEAGE REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE CHIEF OF STAFF. Second by Mateo Camarillo. Vote unanimous; all present.

REDISTRICTING COMMISSION ACTION (Tape location: B147-383.)

The Commission was informed that the book-keeper for the Commission is the Commission's Chief of Staff.

Page 9, which was missing from the Draft copy of the minutes, was given to the Commissioners by Joyce Lane at the end of today's meeting with the assurance that Bonnie Stone will be sending the Commission the final Minutes from the November 16, 2000 meeting.

 
ITEM-8: ADJOURNMENT

Chairman Pesqueira adjourned the meeting at 5:30 p.m. until the next scheduled meeting on December 13, 2000 (the last scheduled meeting for the year.)

MOTION BY ULLOA TO ADJOURN. Second by Johnson. Vote unanimous; Camarillo not present.

REDISTRICTING COMMISSION ACTION: (Tape location: B405-410.)

 

Ralph Pesqueira, Chairman
2000 Redistricting Commission

Ramone Lewis
Legislative Recorder