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Annual Report - 2001-2002

Southeast Community Facility Commission
City & County of San Francisco
City & County of San Francisco
1800 Oakdale Avenue, Suite B
San Francisco, CA 94124
Telephone: (415) 821-1534
Event Schedule Telephone: (415) 821-0921
Facsimile: (415) 821-1627
Website: http://www.sfgov.org/sefacility

 

Annual Statement Of Purpose
&
Annual Report

July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002

The Southeast Community Facility Commission is pleased to present this Annual Statement of Purpose and Annual Report to the Mayor, Board of Supervisors, and Citizens of San Francisco

TOYE MOSES
Executive Director


 

SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
BACKGROUND HISTORY
&
ANNUAL STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2002

Background History

The Southeast Community Facility (SECF) Commission located at 1800 Oakdale Avenue was established in 1987 by Ordinance SEC. 54.1 of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The Southeast Community Facility was built as a mitigation measure in return for the Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP) community's acceptance of the Southeast Water Treatment Plant in the midst of their neighborhood.

Additionally, and in order to obtain the approval for the construction of this sewage treatment plant, the City agreed to operate and maintain, at City cost, this facility for the benefit of the community. The members of the SECF Commission are appointed and serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the SECF Commission is to review and provide guidance regarding the operations of the SEC Facility and other facilities under its jurisdiction.

The yearly goal of the SECF Commission is to continue to promote/advocate improving the general economic, physical, health, public safety and welfare of all residents of San Francisco, particularly the BVHP Community.


SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
ANNUAL REPORT
Fiscal Year 2001-2002

Highlights of the Year

The Southeast Community Facility (SECF) Commission continues to oversee the operation and maintenance of the SEC Facility, the Greenhouse, the Earl P. Mills Community Facility, and the three satellite childcare centers (Captain Shorey Infant Daycare Program, Martin Luther King Childcare Center and Sojourner Truth Childcare Center).

The SECF Commission also continues to advocate for and support community organizations, health, welfare and economic development activities that are beneficial to the residents of San Francisco, mainly the disfranchised BVHP area.

The Fiscal Year 2001-2002 has been a year of significant accomplishment for the SECF Commission. During this period, as part of Mayor Willie Brown's commitment to revitalizing the BVHP neighborhood, athird edition of the San Francisco Southeast Sector Resource Directory is in progress and ready to be published; upon completion, it will be widely distributed throughout the City. This Southeast Sector Resource Directory is another source of "informing the residents of San Francisco of the wealth of civic, religious, economic and social institutions available in the BVHP neighborhood".

The Honorable Mayor Willie Brown for the opening ceremony attended the Grand Opening of the newly renovatedMartin Luther King Swimming Pool in BVHP. The SECF Commission, as well as the inhabitants of the southeast sector were very grateful to Mayor Brown, Assemblyman Kevin Shelley, Assemblywoman Carole Migden, and the Board of Supervisors for making funds available.

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi sponsored a neighborhood meeting in BVHP at the SEC Facility. The meeting was focused on federal issues of great importance to the community, such as: economic/job developments, shipyard environmental clean-up, affordable housing, etc. The community is very appreciative to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi for the $38 million that was recently allocated to clean the BVHP/ Navy Shipyard.

The newly appointed PUC/GM, Patricia Martel was invited to a "get acquainted reception" to address the SECF Commission on the need for "upgrading the City's 50-year old water treatment digesters" in the southeast sector. Supervisors Sophie Maxwell, Mark Leno and Bill Keaney, Manager of PUC/WPC, as well as Civil Service Commissioner Linda Richardson were in attendance. Ms. Martel was excited about establishing close relationships with the BVHP Community and with those who are willing to work with PUC, as quoted: "I am very anxious to begin a policy of openness and sharing information to make appropriate insightful decisions".

The newly appointed Chief of the Fire Department, Chief Mario Terrain addressed and updated the SECF Commission on fire/emergency safety measures in the home/community--in-light of the recent fire in BVHP that took four children's' lives.

The Department of Election Director, Tammy B. Haygood was invited by the SECF Commission to address and explain what "redistricting" means to the BVHP Community. She explained to the audience how to educate the electorate regarding the "infrastructure of voting", on such issues as "how to be a candidate and how to get issues on the ballots". Her presentation was very informative.

The newly elected City Attorney, Dennis Herrera was invited to discuss his prospective, ideas and goals. He gave an overview of his "first 100 days in office". Some initial and immediate changes have been to establish a Neighborhood Services Division in which five to six teams will collaborate to work on public relations, the school district, environmental enforcement, code enforcement and residential protection. He felt that the first 100 days have been successful in achieving a 95% satisfaction rate for a better and more responsive law office.

The Assistant City Attorney, Ms. Jackie Minor held a training session (workbook and Q&A) for the SECF Commission on the new updates and revisions to the Sunshine Ordinance and Brown Act. The presentation was useful and informative.

Last year theSECF Commission hosted a solution-based community dialogue at the SEC Facility. Assistant Police Chief Earl Saunders and other City officials, as well as mental health professionals were in attendance. The goals of this dialogue were to: address the street violence events that have taken place in the community; address how the BVHP community has been impacted by violence; and update the Commissioners and residents on the "Take killers off the neighborhood streets and stop the violence project--the young men we love are being murdered and the killing won't stop unless we take a stand". The message from the law enforcement officers to the community was very precise and clear.

Policy Management

As legislatively mandated, implemented and enacted-the following are policies and directives adopted by theSECF Commission:

·Handled all logistical arrangements for the SECF Commission and its committee meetings two - three times monthly.

·Implemented the provisions of the new San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance.

·Implemented the new requirement of posting notice of Commission agenda and minutes on the website. The SECF Commission website is http://www.sfgov.org/sefacility.

·In conjunction with the Real Estate Department, continued to manage the lease agreements for space usage at the four facilities under the "General Fund" budget.

·In conjunction with the PUC/Commercial Land Management Department, continued to manage lease agreements for use of space at the Southeast Community Facility and Greenhouse under the "Clean Water Fund" budget.

·Insured compliance with all relevant City, State and Federal laws and regulations included but not limited to, capital improvement grants, lease/contract agreements and work/service orders.

·Maintained compliance with regulatory requirements-especially American Disabilities Act (ADA) issues. The long awaited ADA handrail upgrade project at the SEC Facility is finally completed.

·The HVAC retrofit and upgrade project at the SEC Facility started in June 2000 and was completed in September 2001.

Outreach to Government, Business, Community Organizations and Interested Individuals

Business Development

The SECF Commission is very committed to the economic revitalization of Bayview Hunters Point and wants to see Mayor Willie Brown's vision of jobs, housing and economic vitality for area residents become a reality. Therefore, the SECF Commission has written letters of support for businesses, individuals and community organizations seeking support in promoting or bringing business to the BVHP. The SECF Commission has also invited public officials, representatives/ entrepreneurs from business enterprises to address the Commission and the community-at-large:

·Co-chairs Mr. James Blanding & Mr. Cornelius Wise of Providence Church Foundation addressed the SECF Commission on the proposed 54-unit senior housing project to be built in BVHP. As a result of their presentation, the SECF Commission supported the Providence Church Foundation on their request of HUD202 funding for the project.

·Mr. Steve Moss of the SF Power Community Co-operative (Co-op) addressed and updated the SECF Commission on its funded project of $1.5 million from a $13 million State grant through the SF Department of Environment as a mitigation for the two power plants in Bayview Hunters Point and Potrero Hill. He explained the jobs and business opportunities that are available to the Community.

·Mr. Don Capobres, Project Manager of SF Redevelopment Agency updated the SECF Commission and BVHP Community on the status of the BVHP/Navy Shipyard.

·Mr. George Smith, Director of the Mayor's Office of Homelessness gave a presentation to the SECF Commission at its scheduled meeting. The topic was "Homeless Shelter Programs in San Francisco, particularly in the Southeast Sector of the City". He provided very useful information and the attendees were very grateful.

·Mr. Dwayne Jones, Executive Director of Young Community Developers was invited back to address the SECF Commission on the needs for more employment programs in BVHP. The Service Industry Placement Program, like all of those at YCD, is fast-paced and not only build job skills but provides opportunities to develop positive attitudes and self-esteem.

·Mr. Tony Litwak, Project Director for the Bayview Youth Accountability Board addressed and updated the SECF Commission in regards to the program activities and the youth in BVHP. The BYAB is a project of the Community Partnership Initiative (a neighborhood-based alternative to juvenile court).

·Mr. Cedric Jackson, Director of One Stop Southeast Career Link Services/DHS was invited back to participate in dialogue with the Commissioners and members of the BVHP Community. The topic for discussion was an update of the Welfare-to-Work Program being administered in BVHP. The Department of Human Services operates a very successful One-Stop Career Center here at the SEC Facility.

Health & Environmental

The SECF Commission extended follow-up invitations to:

·Dr. Mitchell Katz, Director of Department of Public Health to address health issues confronting the BVHP Community. Some of these health problems are a prevalence of breast cancer among the African-American women, prostate cancer, asthma and other respiratory ailments, etc.

·The SECF Commission received many calls from local residents about the problem of BVHP/Navy Shipyard close-up and clean up. This issue was transmitted to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi; and on April 20, 2002, she sponsored a well-attended neighborhood meeting at the SEC Facility. The main focus of the meeting was federal issues of concern and importance to the community. Based on a recent press released from her office, $38million has been allocated to clean the BVHP/Navy Shipyard. Another positive example of citizens in the community collaborating with the government to address problems facing our families and neighborhoods. The community is very grateful to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi for her support.

·The SECF Commission pledged its support to the BVHP Health and Environmental Resource Center/African-American Men's Health Initiative in its effort to seek funding to address prostate cancer in minority communities citywide. The SECF Commission supported the implementation of a program geared toward African-American males residing in Bayview Hunters Point, Visitation Valley, Western Addition, and Oceanview-Merced-Ingleside areas in order to reduce the prevalence of prostate cancer.

Public Safety

The SECF Commission whois aware and concerned about the need for public safety throughout the City issued invitations to various parties to specifically address these issues:

·Assistant Chief Earl Saunders of the San Francisco Police Department toaddress public safety and crime/violence prevention; as well as how to form partnership among the residents in fighting crime within the neighborhood and citywide.

·The newly appointed Captain Mike Puccinelli of the Bayview Police Station to discuss and share his goals/plans during tenure at this site. Since his assignment at the Bayview Police Station, he has implemented "Operation Cease Fire". This is a collaborative effort initiated by the Mayor's Office in which the SFPD, FBI, US Attorney's Office, Bureau of Alcohol & Firearms (ATF), California Bureau of Narcotics, State Parole Board, SF District Attorney's Office, Sheriff's Department, Adult Probation and Juvenile Probation meet every 4-5 weeks to develop a strategy directed at dealing with gang violence (similar to the Boston program that was presented at the San Francisco Crime Summit). Captain Puccinelli summarized that his goals and main thrust during his tenure is to reduce the gang violence and make the BVHP area safer for those who reside and work in the southeast sector. The SECF Commission, the staff, as well as the inhabitants of the southeast sector sincerely agreed and supported his goals.

· The immediate past Captain of the Bayview Police Station, Patricia "PJ" Jackson to be presented a"Certificate of Appreciation and Excellence" by the SECF Commission. She was reassigned to the Assistant Police Chief's office. Captain Jackson stated that although her tenure was brief (under 2 years), the residents of the southeast sector has "raised the bar" as to what is required/necessary of the local station to work with the community.

·The San Francisco newly elected City Attorney Dennis Herrera to discuss his prospective, ideas and goals. He gave an overview of his "first 100 days in office". Some initial and immediate changes have been to: establish a Neighborhood Services Division-five to six teams working on public relations, the school district, environmental and code enforcements, and residential protection. He felt the first 100 days have been successful in achieving a 95% satisfaction rate for a better and more responsive law office.

Public Housing

The SECFCommission endorsed the Providence Church Senior Housing Project/ San Francisco Housing Development Corporation's proposal to HUD to build 54 units of new affordable senior housing in BVHP. The SECF Commission continues to support the San Francisco Housing Corporation's efforts in providing affordable housing opportunities for moderate and low-income families throughout the City.

FY 2001-2002 Budget

The SECF Commission's FY 2001-2002 budget was $719,293 of Clean Water Fund allocation and $306,260 of General Fund allocation. The SECF Commission would like to increase its budget to take care of some of the infrastructure problems associated with the facilities. With lack of funds, minor repairs become major projects, which in the long term not only costs the City more, but also aggravates tenants and hampers community relations.

Membership and Administration

The SECF Commission has seven members appointed by the Mayor, a staff of two full-time and one as-needed clerical assistant. The current Commissioners are: President Millard Larkin II, Vice President Malik Looper, Bobbrie Brown, Heidi Hardin, Kim Nguyen, Enola Maxwell, and Atiliai Tofaeono.

The SECF Commission also has two Sub-committees: Facilities Committee chaired by Commissioner Hardin (Focuses on tenants leases and rules & regulations for rental of Alex Pitcher Community Room and Earl P. Mills Auditorium); and Community Relations Committee chaired by Commissioner Looper (Focuses on issues pertaining to the tenants, programs, community outreach, education, health and safety).

The FY `01-02 Staff was headed by Toye Moses, Executive Director (to the Commission); Kathy Basconcillo, Commission Secretary (handles correspondence and agenda items, attends meetings/transcribes minutes, and performs routine office tasks); andKenneth Kwan, As-needed Clerical Assistant (coordinates community room rentals/activities, handles inter-departmental work/service orders, and assists in mailers). There are two work-ordered personnel assigned from the Department of Public Works/Bureau of Building Repair (Stationary Engineer and Custodian).

Through the Mayor's Youth Employment and Education Program and the PUC/Summer Youth Program, the SECF Commission has been very fortunate to have talented local high school students to assist in the Commission's clerical work and outreach to the Community during the summer break.

The Future & In-coming Year

As legislatively mandated, the Commission will continue to:

· Advocate for improving the general economic, physical, health, safety and welfare of the residents of the southeast sector while ensuring the safe operation of the SEC Facility, the Greenhouse, Earl P. Mills Center and the three satellite childcare facilities.

· Maintain good relations with residents and community groups within the southeast sector, the Mayor's office, Board of Supervisors, government officials, and all residents of San Francisco.

· Encourage local tenants to take stake in the community by becoming home and property owners, and working with developers to increase the percentage of affordable units for sale in their development.

· Work with potential business and housing developers to ensure maximum community benefit opportunities written into the "owner participation agreements".

· Uphold its partnership with the Mayor's Office of Community Neighborhood and Department of Public Works to promote clean safe neighborhoods in San Francisco.

· Maintain agreement with American Red Cross since the SEC Facility is designated to serve as an Emergency Red Cross shelter site in case of an earthquake or natural disaster.

· Maintain an ongoing communication with MUNI regarding the Third Street Light Rail Project and planning process.

· Work in conjunction with the Real Estate Department on the management of leases and agreements for property usage at the four childcare facilities under the General Fund budget.

· Work in conjunction with the PUC/Land management Division in the management of lease agreement for the SEC Facility and the Greenhouse under the Clean Water Fund Budget.

· Work closely with the PUC General Manager and the PUC/Water Pollution Control in strengthening communication links with the public on broader issues of community concern.


Community Partnerships in the Coming Year

The SECF Commission will continue to foster working relationships with the following local/city agencies and state/federal officials:

The Mayor/Office of the Mayor, Board of Supervisors, PUC/General Manager, Mayor's Office of Community Development, City Attorney's Office, Real Estate Department, Redevelopment Agency, SF Housing Authority, Parks & Recreation, Department of Public Works, Department of Public Health, MUNI, Mayor's Hunters Point Shipyard Citizen Advisory Committee, US Navy's Restoration Advisory Committee, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's Office, Department of Health Services, etc.

In addition, the following private developers, churches, and community-based organizations:

Young Community Developers, Goodwill Industry, Alanique Consultant Company, Providence Baptist Church, The Infusion One, Southeast Alliance for Environmental Justice, BVHP/Project Area Committee, Third Street Light Rail Advisory Committee, BVHP Foundation, Southeast Community College Campus, Bayview Merchants Association, Tenants/Community Room Users, BVHP Opera House, BVHP Rotary Club, BAYCAT, etc.

Respectfully Submitted,
TOYE MOSES, Executive Director
Southeast Community Facility Commission

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