Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi requested on Tuesday that the city attorney draft legislation that would require any report, memo, study or other written document of more than 10 pages in length to be distributed only electronically or via a digital format. Hard paper copies would be available upon request or those receiving such documents could opt-in to receive hard copies.
“Today’s meeting inspired me to make this off the cuff legislative request,” Mirkarimi said Tuesday. He said he is making the request “to reduce our carbon footprint and to reduce our paper consumption. I don’t understand why we still have staggering amounts of paper like what is stacked up before me. There seems to be still a strong or instinctive reliance upon the preponderance of paper.”