JTF Board Meeting

November 24, 2003 @ 6:00 p.m.

1765 Sutter St.




A.    Recognition of a Quorum:


B.      Approval of Minutes: Meeting of October 27, 2003


C.    Director’s Report:


1.      MTA Citizens Advisory Committee

- Recommend appointment of Michael Gowe, attorney with Fitzgerald, Abbott and Beardsley, LLP and Japantown resident to the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Geary Corridor Transit Study.


2.   Housing Element of the General Plan


3.   Signage Update


4.   SB307 Update


5.   Request from Kokoro


6.   Dot Restaurant space

                        -Referred Savanna, LLC (Pasqual) to Kintetsu


7.      Internships

-Midori Kitahashi, JPRN back from Japan (November 10 – December 10, 2003.)

-Akane Sakurai, JUCEE internship (February 10 – March 19, 2004)


8.      New savings/checking account with National JACL Credit Union


D.     Committee Reports:


1.      Fundraising Committee  (Jeff Mori)

                        -Letters out to board, advisory board and friends


2.      Finance Committee

                        -Monthly/Quarterly Report (Mark Moriguchi)


3.      Business and Economic Development Committee

                        -New member: Michael Gowe


                        -i-parking event, November 14, 2003


4.      Health and Safety Committee

-Crime Report

-“Keep Japantown Clean” program


5.      Cultural and Historical Preservation

-Development of SB 307 Committee subject to JTF, President appointment


E.      Other Business and Announcements:


1.      JTF office closed on Thanksgiving – November 27 & 28, 2003

-JTF staff suggests “black-out” for meetings the month of December 2003 due to holidays and staff vacations.


F.      Next Meeting:


Executive: Monday, January 19 @ 6:30

Board: Monday, November 26 @ 6:00

Health and Safety: Tuesday, January 18 @ 6:30

Preservation: Friday, January 21 @ noon

Communications: Thursday, January 20 @ noon

Business and Economic Development: TBA