Discussion and action to establish dates for future Commission meetings.
Chairman Pesqueira requested that starting on April 23, block out every Monday for a while so that we don't run into conflicts that are not known of today.
Commissioner Camarillo informed the Commission that Wednesdays are difficult days for him due to his employment. He is required to attend a Board of Trustees meeting on the first and third Wednesdays of the month and on other Wednesdays he chairs a board for the Public Utilities Commission which is held in San Francisco.
Commissioner Ulloa is willing to meet on Mondays and Wednesdays. He stated that he is willing to look at other days but believes there will be conflicts.
Chairman Pesqueira suggested that on the first and third Wednesdays, which Mr. Camarillo cannot attend, the Commission meet instead on a Thursday or Tuesday.
Ms. Heshimu inquired about the Commissioners' availability on Saturday mornings.
Commissioner Ulloa informed the Commission that he has a commitment on Thursdays.
Commissioner Johnson stated that Mondays are fine, but Tuesdays and Thursdays are not possible for him.
Chairman Pesqueira suggested Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the first eight community meetings.
Chairman Ulloa suggested that Mondays and Fridays are good days, but three meetings would be over bearing. Two days out of the week would give staff enough time to prepare for the meetings, but three days would be too much.
Commissioner Magana noted that many public facilities are booked up on Fridays and that needs to be considered.
Chairman Pesqueira requested that Ms. Heshimu check on Ms. Magana's concerns regarding the availability of meeting facilities and report at the next meeting. Mr. Pesqueira suggested that on the weeks that Mr. Camarillo cannot meet on Wednesdays the Commission meet on Monday and Friday and on the weeks he can make it, the Commission meet on Monday and Wednesday.
Commissioner Saito informed the Commission that he will not be in town on Friday, May 18 and Monday, May 21.
Due to the scheduling conflict, Mr. Ulloa requested that Ms. Heshimu work out a schedule for future meetings in writing and present it to the Commission next week on April 4th.
Commissioner Saito commented that the residents of District 4 should be receiving an information packet in order to be prepared for the community meeting.
Commissioner Johnson asked who would be receiving the packets and would they be mailed out.
Chairman Pesqueira stated that the packets should go out to the district offices in order to avoid a massive mailing and the expense. The packets should also be made available at the meeting for the people who attend.
Commissioner Saito stated that the packets should be mailed to community planning groups and key organizations in the council district so they can prepare for the meeting.
Chairman Pesqueira stated that the cost of mailing packets would have to be looked at.
Commission Johnson suggested that public awareness of the community meetings needs to be generated through community television, and newspaper announcement.
Commissioner Camarillo stated the importance of notifying the community newspapers.
Ms. Heshimu informed that a complete packet would not be ready for next week, but staff does have ideas of what should be in the packet. Ms. Heshimu stated that staff would like more input from the Commission on what they would like included in the packets.
Commissioner ODell volunteered to work with Ms. Heshimu to get those packets together.
Commissioner Magana suggested that the information be included on the website and sent out to public libraries to post.
REDISTRICTING COMMISSION ACTION (Tape location: D048-D405.)