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November 4, 2013

Full Board - November 4, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO
LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD
Full Board
November 4, 2013
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Born Auditorium
170 Otis St San Francisco, CA 94103

Please post this agenda for homeless and formerly homeless people. All LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD (LHCB) meetings are public. Homeless and formerly homeless San Franciscan’s are encouraged to attend LHCB meeting.

Note: Public Comment will be taken after each agenda item. Public comment must pertain to the agenda item. Each public comment is limited to 2 minutes. General public comment is taken at the end of the meeting.

I. Introduction – 5 min

II. Minutes from October meeting

III. Mayor’s Housing Opportunity Partnerships, and Engagement (HOPE) Office- 10 min: Standing agenda item for update from Bevan Dufty, Director of Mayor’s Office of HOPE

IV. New Business

a. Improving Access to Housing for Offenders—10 min (discussion and possible action): Emily Salvaterra, Continuum of Care graduate intern will report her findings in response to the questions raised at the LHCB Policy Committee Meeting regarding discharge from jail and prison.

b. Nominations to San Francisco Shelter Monitoring Committee Seat 2—10 min (for action): LHCB Members will consider the applicant(s) and make one appointment to the Shelter Monitoring Committee.

Seat 2 Applicant:
i. Liz Pocock, Recommended by Episcopal Community Services

c. Proposed Research at 5th and Harrison Supportive Housing—10 min (for action) Colette Auerswald, a doctor and researchers will present a proposed research project at the soon to open 5th and Harrison Supportive Housing, a 2012 Continuum of Care Competition New Project. Dr. Auerswald is seeking the formal support of the San Francisco Continuum of Care.

d. December 2013 LHCB Co-Chair Elections—5 min (for discussion) At the December 3, 2013 meeting of the LHCB, the Board will elect 2 co-chairs for a one year term. Nominations from Members of the LHCB can be made in advance of the meeting to Megan Owens, LHCB Policy Analyst or at the December meeting.

V. Local Homeless Coordinating Board Committee Announcements—15 min: Committee descriptions at: http://www.sfgov3.org/index.aspx?page=1896

a. Coordinated Assessment Working - 10 min (for discussion):
i. Next Meeting: November 18, 2013 Group 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
ii. The co-chairs of the Working Group: Kim Armbruster and Yoshiko Kennedy and Megan Owens, LHCB Policy Analyst will give an update on the work of the working group.
iii. The group has designated homeless single adults as the first target population for the Continuum of Care-wide coordinated assessment system, and selected housing as the most essential need for the initial roll out.

b. Strategic Planning Committee Update- 10 min (for discussion):
i. The co-chairs of the Working Group: Laura Guzman and Richard Springwater and Megan Owens, LHCB Policy Analyst will give an update on the work of the working group

VI. Public Comment
VII. Adjournment

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE SUNSHINE ORDINANCE
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TRANSLATION SERVICES
Interpreters for languages other than English are available on request. Sign language interpreters are also available on request. For either accommodation, contact (415) 252-3136 at least two business days before a meeting.

LOBBYIST ORDINANCE
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Admin Code Section 16.520-16.534] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 1390 Market Street, No. 701, SF 94l02, (415) 554-9510, FAX (415) 703-0121 and web site http://www.sfgov.org/ethics/.

SUBMITTING WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD
Persons who are unable to attend the public meeting may submit to the Local Homeless Board, by the time the proceedings begin, written comments regarding the subject of the meeting. These comments will be made a part of the official public record, and brought to the attention of the Local Homeless Board. Written comments should be submitted to: Megan Owens, LHCB Policy Analyst – ZB25, Department of Human Services, P.O. Box 7988, San Francisco, CA 94120, or via fax at (415) 557-6007 or via email: megan.owens@sfgov.org

ORAL PUBLIC COMMENT TO THE LOCAL HOMELESS BOARD
Public comment will be taken on each item being considered by the Board prior to the Board’s vote.

EXPLANATORY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO AGENDA ITEMS
Copies of explanatory documents are available through the Local Homeless Coordinating Board (415-557-6007) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you upon request.

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