Council members will represent the full range of urban forest stakeholders including City agencies, non-profit organizations, tree management organizations, and community members. The Council shall be composed of eleven voting members.
The Board of Supervisors shall appoint seven voting members:
One member from an educational organization involved with tree management (University of California Cooperative Extension, etc.);
Two members certified by a professional tree management organization (International Society of Arboriculture, American Society of Consulting Arborists, or American Society of Landscape Architects, etc.);
Two members of non-profit organizations involved in urban forestry or other environmentally-related issues; and
Two members from the community.
The Mayor shall appoint two voting members:
One member from the tree care industry; and
One member at large.
The following departments shall have voting members:
The Director of the Department of Public Works or his or her designee; and
The Director of the Planning Department or his or her designee.
The Council shall have advisory members comprised of representatives from the following departments:
The Recreation and Park Department; and
The Public Utilities Commission. In addition, the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area are invited to send representatives to sit as advisory members of the Council.
Council members shall serve for two years. Members can serve successive terms if reappointed by the body originally appointing the Council member. Council members serve at the will of the body that appoints each Council member as specified above. The body that appoints Council members also may appoint at-large members to serve any unfilled Council positions.
The Council shall meet at least once each month.
The Council shall establish its own operating procedures, which, at a minimum, shall meet the public notice, meeting, voting, agenda and other procedural requirements set forth in local law.
Subcommittees shall be created to adequately address other special areas of concern on an as needed basis.
The Department of the Environment, with adequate funding to assist the Council in carrying out its mission, shall provide professional and administrative staff to the Council.
All members of the Council shall serve without compensation.
(Added by Ord. 171-03, File No. 030422, App. 7/3/2003)
(Derivation Former Administrative Code Section 5.232; added by Ord. 21-01, File No. 002106, App. 2/16/2001; Ord. 210-08, File No. 080233, App. 9/19/2008)