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Annual Report - 2004-2005


  SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY

COMMISSION

City & County of San Francisco

 

 

ANNUAL STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

&

ANNUAL REPORT

July 1, 2004 – June 30, 2005

 

 

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

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.ci.sf.ca.us/sefacility

or
http://www.sefacility

 

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, 2004 - June 30, 2005

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, 2004 - June 30, 2005

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.

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 2004-2005

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 2004-2005 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, fourth edition of the San Francisco Southeast Sector Resource Directory is ready to be published; and 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". 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 8, 2004:   Ms. Tilly Chang, Manager of Planning, San Francisco County of Transportation was invited to give an overview of Bayview-Oakdale Caltrans Study.

On July 28, 2004: Dr. Mitchell Katz, Director, Department of Public Health was invited to discuss “Health Issues Affecting the Bayview Hunters Point Community”.

On August 12, 2004:   Ms. Marla Jurosek, Acting Director of Operations, Hetch Hetchy Water & Power (HHW&P) was invited to discuss the ethnic mix of HHW&P and internships available to minority students.
On September 22, 2004: Mr. Samuel Murray, Community Liaison for the SFPUC gave update on the SFPUC’s outreach plan to the Bayview Hunters Point Community.

Mr. Peter Gabancho, Project Manager of the Bayview Connections/Mendell Plaza Project gave update on the Mendell Pedestrian Plaza.

On October 27, 2004: Attorney Damon Hale, Co-chair of the Community Advisory Group submitted the final recommendation to the Southeast Community Facility Commission to amend the SF Administrative Code Chapter 54.

Ms. Macheale Hoctor, Deputy City Attorney and Ms. Yvonne Merè, Deputy City Attorney gave an overview of the Bayview Neighborhood Task Force, which focuses on civil aspects of public nuisance in various districts.

Mr. Leamon Abrams, Communications Relations Outreach Specialist was invited to discuss the Public Education/Earthquake Safety program for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART).

On November 15, 2004: Dr. Sherry Sherman, Hospital Council of Northern & Central California was invited to discuss the Prostate Cancer Program case study on African-American males.

Mr. Michael Burns, Executive Director of Transportation, MTA was invited to discuss the bid process and hiring practices of subcontractors on the Muni Light Rail project.

On November 22, 2004 Superintendent Arlene Ackerman, SFUSD was invited to discuss the Dream Schools, created by the district as a way to address underperforming schools.

Mr. Robert M. Kagan, Senior Vice President of Levin, Menzies & Associates and Mr. Al Williams, Consultant was invited to discuss the 5800 Third Street Project.

On December 9, 2004: Mr. Samuel Murray, Community Liaison of SFPUC presented before the Commission to discuss the Safety/Evacuation Plan of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

On January 26, 2005 Susan Leal, General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission updated the Commission on PUC issues affecting the BVHP community. Mr. Kevin Barry, Division Manager of the PUC/CDD gave update on the 9916 program.

On February 23, 2005: The Honorable Supervisor Sophie Maxwell had a “Discussion on Legislations and projects affecting the Southeast Area”.

On March 10, 2005 Mr. Tony Winnicker, Director of Communications & Mr. Eric Sandler, Manager of Finance gave an overview of the “Increase in Water & Sewer Rates for calendar year 2006-2007.

Ms. Karen Roye, Director of Department of Child Support Services spoke of the Legislation Changes affecting the Department of Child Support Services that is transitioning to a “family first model”.

Mr. Yomi Agunbiade, Acting General Services Manager gave an overview on Issues regarding Recreation & Park and the Southeast District and also reported on service improvements, accomplishments, and capital improvement projects

On March 23, 2005 Mr. David Terzian, President of The Point spoke on shipyard tenant concerns, i.e., outreach efforts, fast-tracked program, and waiting lists.

Mr. Brian Baker, CEO of Safety Dynamics gave an overview on the “Smart Sensor System Program”, an audio-surveillance system activated by the sound of gunfire. Capt. Rick Bruce, SFPD updated the Commission on proposed surveillance cameras to be placed in the BVHP community.

On April 14, 2005 Mr. Larry Ng, Program Manager for Underground Service, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) presented on the Palou/Oakdale Project (job scope, scheduling, and phasing).

Ms. Lynn Fong, City Underground Coordinator, Dept of Public Works spoke on the funding issues involved for service panel conversion.

Ms. Sonia Delgado-Schaumberg, Project Manager, Mayor’s Office of Housing spoke on grant funding available for service panel conversion on the Palou/Oakdale project.

Mr. Robert M. Kagan, Senior Vice President and Mr. Al Williams, Consultant of Levin, Menzies & Associates, LLC updated the Commission on the 5800 Third Street Project.

On April 27, 2005 Mr. Ardist Graham, SFPUC Training & Employment Specialist gave update on the 9910 positions.

Mr. Fred Blackwell, Deputy Directory of Mayor’s Office of Community Development gave update on the Mayor’s Community of Opportunity Initiative and the Economic Development in the Bayview Hunters Point Community.

On May 12, 2005 Mr. Edwin Lee, Director, Department of Public Works updated the Commission on the service panel conversion - Palou/Oakdale Project.

Mr. Matthew Franklin, Director, Mayor’s Office of Housing spoke on grant funding available for the service panel
conversion - Palou/Oakdale project.

Mr. Travis Kiyota, Public Affairs Manager for Underground Service, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) discussed PG&E’s responsibility regarding the Palou/Oakdale Project.

On May 25, 2005 Dr. Mitchell Katz, Director, Department of Public Health gave update on health issues affecting Bayview Hunters Point community.

Ms. Gaynell Armstrong, Assistant Project Manager, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency updated the Commission on the Model Block Program through the SF Redevelopment Agency.
 
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 new security measures after the 911 and recent terrorist incidents by installing an electric gate and intercom system in the Southeast Facility parking lot area. Also installed were new security cameras for the administrative office.

·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 been renewed and they are now responsible for all maintenance costs related to the Greenhouse.

·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. Roy Willis, Lennar/BVHP and Mr. Don Capobres, Project Manager of SF Redevelopment Agency updated the SECF Commission and BVHP Community on the status of new Developments at the Hunters Point Shipyard after the signing of the Conveyance Agreement.

·Mr. Mathew Thomas, Home Depot Consultant and Ms. Jocelyn Chatman, Senior Project Manager gave update on the Home Depot Project in the BVHP.

Health & Environmental

·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 as well as to Mayor Gavin Newsom.  The community is very grateful to both Mayor Newsom and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi for their continued support.

·Mr. Manford Wong, Project manager, SFPUC Communications Division updated the Commission and Community on the Odor Improvement Projects at the Southeast Treatment Plant.

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:

·Captain 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 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. Captain 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 2004-2005 Budget

The SECF Commission's FY 2004-2005 budget was $1,005,849 of Clean Water Fund allocation and $210,638 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 four full-time and one clerical assistant. The current Commissioners are: President Bobbrie Brown, Vice President Juan Fuentes, Louise Jones, Willie Kennedy, Harrison Parker, Ronald Person, and Kenneth Sampson.

The SECF Commission also has four Sub-committees: Facilities Committee chaired by Commissioner Kennedy (Focuses on tenants leases and rules & regulations for rental of Alex Pitcher Community Room and Earl P. Mills Auditorium); Health, Housing & Safety Committee chaired by Commissioner Person (Focuses on health and safety issues); Community Outreach Committee chaired by Commissioner Juan Fuentes (Focuses on issues pertaining to the tenants, programs, community outreach, education), newly formed Southeast Community Facility Commission Advisory Group, SECFC/CAG chaired by Shirley Jones, (Focuses on community issues and concerns).

The FY `04-05 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); Ernestine Braxton, Jr. Mgmt. Assistant responsible for coordinating all inter-departmental work/service orders; andMaria Ang-Asuncion, Clerical Assistant (coordinates community room rentals/activities, performs routine office tasks, 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, the Young Community Developers, 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

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

 

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

 

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