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Annual Report - 2003-2004

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.sefacility

Annual Statement Of Purpose
&
Annual Report
July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004

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

Annual Statement Of Purpose & Annual Report July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004

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, 2003 - June 30, 2004

Background History

The Southeast Community Facility (SECF) Commission located at 1800 Oakdale Avenue was established in 1987 by an Ordinance SEC. 54.1 of the City's Administrative Code. 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.

The Southeast Community Facility (SECF) located at 1800 Oakdale Avenue is a community-based/oriented facility with numerous programs and services. The facility also has an educational/training complex leased by the San Francisco Community College District. Most of the programs are non-profit in status making them affordable to the public. We also offer a wide range of assistance in the areas of employment opportunities, tax preparation, voter registration, and scholarship awards. This being a City structure, the Sunshine Ordinance mandates that public notices are disseminated in time to allow residents an opportunity to attend functions at the facility

The SEC Facility is such that it is centrally located and easily accessible to the public. Outside agencies have used the facilities (Alex Pitcher Community Room and E.P. Mills Community Center) to hold events, such as training workshops/seminars, job/health fairs, election polls, graduation/award ceremonies, etc. Government agencies and politicians have requested that town-hall meetings be held in the facilities to acquaint the residents of current events, and in times of crisis, to inform the community.

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 2003-2004

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 2003-2004 has been a year of significant accomplishment for the SECF Commission. During this period, as part of Mayor Gavin Newsom's commitment to revitalizing the BVHP neighborhood, the third edition of the San Francisco Southeast Sector Resource Directory is in publication and will be widely distributed throughout the City.

This Southeast Sector Resource Directory 3rd edition 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". In addition to listing the businesses serving the Bayview Hunters Point area, we have included organizations, churches, financial/legal assistance, medical/family support services, educational/training locations, and childcare facilities.

On July 27, 2003: Mr. Sy-Allen Browning, Senior Outreach Coordinator for Arc Ecology updated the Commission on Parcel B of the Hunters Point Shipyard, health issues and economic employment affecting BVHP residents.

On August 14, 2003: Supervisor Sophie Maxwell presented before the SECF Commission and spoke about "Health, Crime/Security and Economic Issues" confronting the Southeast Sector of the City.

Attorney Jeff Adachi, SF Public Defender made presentation before the SECF Commission and spoke on "Educating BVHP Community of services provided by the Public Defender's Office". As a result of his presentation Jeff Adachi, the Public Defender opened a "Clean Slate Program" at Southeast Community Facility. The program includes: Expungement (removing a criminal conviction from one's record), Certificate of Rehabilitation, etc. This program is well received in this part of town. Jonathan Gomwalk, Acting Director of SLUG gave a brief update to the SECF Commission on the loss of funding for the SLUG Employment Program.

Ms. Michelle Meeker, RN, of University of California Medical Center in conjunction with San Francisco General Hospital made presentation about the experiment in progress re: "Hypothermia as a Treatment for Severe Traumatic Brain Trauma".

On September 24, 2003: Dean Veronica Hunnicutt updated the Commission on the new Bridge to Biotech Program offered at the Southeast Campus. This "on-ramp" biotech training program prepares young adults from BVHP community for a future in this rapidly growing industry. Mr. Juan Monsanto, Planning Director for San Francisco Housing Authority gave an update on the Release of the RFQ (Development on SFHA-owned property). On October 22, 2003: Ms. Nicole Taylor, CEO of College Track provided a general overview of College Track, which is a program that recruits students in middle school and awards college scholarships to students who maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher. Mr. Daniel Michael, Director of Café Phoenix Restaurant gave an overview of the employment services program, which offers vocational services to individuals who suffer from mental illness and eventually places them in the open job market. On November 13, 2003: Ms. Patricia Martel , General Manager of Public Utilities Commission gave an update on PUC Issues Affecting BVHP Community"

Mr. Robert Harris, Vice President of PG&E gave update on PG&E's goal of plant closure of the Hunters Point Power Plant".

On January 28, 2004: Mr. Rich Tovatt, District Manager of Foods Co. updated the BVHP community on the customer service of Foods Co. (Williams Street store).

On February 11, 2004: Mr. John Roddy, Deputy City Attorney presented before the newly formed SECFC/CAG to discuss the drafting of the S.F. Administrative Code 54. Attorney Robert Bryan (staff attorney) as well as Mr. Charlie Dunn, SFPUC were also in attendance.

On February 12, 2004: Acting Police Chief Heather Fong, S.F.P.D. presented an overview of S.F.P.D.'s new roll and gave update on neighborhood violence plaguing the BVHP community. Mr. Michael Burns, Exec. Directory of MUNI provided a 3rd Street Light Rail update and discussed employment opportunities for BVHP residents.

Mr. Curtis Mitchell, Contractor for 3rd Street Light Rail gave update of the hiring practices & breakdown of subcontractors on the project.

On March 24, 2004: Chief Joanne White-Hayes, S.F.F.D. gave an overview of the services provided by the S.S.F.D. and addressed the challenges the department faces with reference to the budget crisis.

On April 8, 2004: Mayor Gavin Newsom made presentation before SECF Commission to discuss his Vision & Goals for San Francisco and Innovative ideas for improving the quality of life for San Francisco residents. Supervisor Sophie Maxwell was also in attendance. On April 28, 2004: Mr. Eddie Chin, Dept. of Child Support Services (DCSS) updated the Commission on services that DCSS provides and outlined the core programs that are offered free to residents. Pastor Walker of True Hope Baptist Church provided an overview of the Bayview Hope Truck Driving Academy, an 8-week job-training program that trains individuals to drive trucks.

On May 26, 2004: Mr. Roy Willis, Lennar/BVHP and Mr. Don Capobreas, S.F.R.A. updated the Commission on the status of new developments at the Hunters Point Shipyard after the signing of the Conveyance Agreement. On June 10, 2004: Mr. Manfred Wong, SFPUC updated the Commission on Odor Improvement Projects taking place at the Water Pollution Control Plant in the Southeast sector of the community.

Mr. Mathew Thomas, Home Depot consultant provided an overview of the proposed store to be constructed in the BVHP community.

On June 23, 2004: Capt. Rick Bruce, S.F.P.D. updated the Commission on the recent insurgence of crime in the BVHP district and strategies to counteract the violence.

On June 12, 2003: Mr. Jim Jefferson, President Primus Industry, Inc. was invited to present before the SECF Commission and discuss the History of SEC Facility since its inception, the mitigation process, legislation/documentation. The meeting was very educational.

Mr. Don Capobres, Senior Project Manager, S.F Redevelopment Agency was in attendance and updated the Commission/Community on the status of the new developments at the Hunters Point Shipyard.

This year the SECF Commission hosted a Commission Youth forum/dialogue at the SEC Facility. Public Defender Jeff Adachi and other City officials were in attendance as well as news media. 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. This forum eventually broke out into brainstorming work groups to come up with innovative ideas to prevent violent crimes and to stop crime from escalating.

Policy Management

As legislatively mandated, implemented and enacted the following are policies and directives adopted by the SECF 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.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. The lease for the Green House whose tenant is the Decorative Plant Services has expired and negotiation for the renewal in underway.

·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.

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 Gavin Newsom'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:

·Mr. Dwayne Jones, Director of Mayors Office of Neighborhood Services was invited to address the SECF Commission and give an overview of the Mayor Newsom's initiative "Project Connect", a program which surveys the needs of BVHP residents and informs them of city services, i.e., job training, childcare, domestic abuse counseling, etc.

Health & Environmental

The SECF Commission continued to extend follow-up invitation 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 continued to receive calls from local residents about the problem of BVHP/Navy Shipyard close-up and clean up. This issue was transmitted to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. The community is very grateful to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi for her continued support.

Public Safety

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

· Chief Heather Fong of the San Francisco Police Department addressed the Commission on public safety and crime/violence prevention; as well as how to form partnership among the residents in fighting crime within the neighborhood and citywide.

· Capt. Rick Bruce of the Bayview Police Station was invited in the past to discuss and share his goals/plans during tenure at this site. Since his assignment at the Bayview Police Station, he has continued "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. Capt. Bruce's main goal 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.

FY 2003-2004 Budget

The SECF Commission's FY 2003-2004 budget was $924,972 of Clean Water Fund allocation and $196,239 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 three full-time and two work-ordered personnel (Stationary Engineer and Custodian).

The current Commissioners are: President Millard Larkin II, Vice President, Bobbrie Brown, Willie Kennedy, Ronald Person, Juan Fuentes, and Louise C. Jones, and Commissioner Kenneth Sampson. The SECF Commission also has three Sub-committees: Facilities Committee chaired by Commissioner Willie Kennedy (Focuses on tenants leases and rules & regulations for rental of Alex Pitcher Community Room and Earl P. Mills Auditorium); and Community Outreach Committee chaired by Commissioner Juan Fuentes (Focuses on issues pertaining to community outreach, education, health and safety) newly formed Southeast Community Facility Commission Community Advisory Group, SECFC/CAG. (Focuses on community issues and concerns) chaired by former Commissioner Shirley Jones; and Health Housing & Safety chaired by Commissioner Ronald Person (Focuses on health & housing issues).

The FY `03-04 Staff was headed by Toye Moses, Executive Director (to the Commission); Annette Price, Commission Secretary (handles correspondence and agenda items, attends meetings/transcribes minutes, and performs routine office tasks); and Maria Ang-Ansuncion, 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 Project PULL, 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

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, Residents of Southeast Sector, (ROSES), etc.

The Southeast Community Facility Commission and staff would be remiss in failing to acknowledge the commendable job that Ms. Patricia Martel, PUC General Manager (former) has done in an attempt to find funding to remedy the Southeast Community Facility infrastructure problems, especially including the Childcare facilities.

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

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