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March 22, 2010

Policy/Legislation Committee - March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO
LOCAL HOMELESS COORDINATING BOARD
Policy Committee
Agenda
March 22, 2010
1:45pm-4:00pm
170 Otis St. Born Auditorium

I. Introduction

II. Update- (10 min)
A) Last Policy Committee meeting (Feb 26)
B) Full Board LHCB Mtg. (March 1)

III. Comment on remaining sections of Legislation (45 min)
A) Obtain public comment on the pieces of the amended legislation that were not discussed at the Feb 22nd Committee Mtg.
· Maximizing space for sleeping units
· SMC collecting turn away data
· Tracking homeless deaths
· 30 day response deadline for DPH
· Initiation of investigations at shelters

IV. Comments on sections of Legislation that need further discussion: (55 min)
A) These sections of the legislation did not have a clear recommendation from the Policy Committee and further discussion was requested
· Definition of Case Management
· Shelter bed reservation access
· Case Management access
· Minimum reservation stay
· Case Managers access to making reservations

V. Follow up and Next Steps (20 min)
A) Next Full Board Mtg. of the LHCB- April 5, 2010
B) Timeline for the Legislation being introduced at the Board of Supervisors

VI. Adjournment

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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: Ali Schlageter, LHCB Policy Analyst – ZB16, Department of Human Services, P.O. Box 7988, San Francisco, CA 94120, or via fax at (415) 558-2834, or via email: Alison. Schlageter@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 (415-558-1825) during normal business hours. The material can be faxed or mailed to you upon request.

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