2008-2009 Annual Report
SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
CITY & COUNTY OFSAN FRANCISCO
1800 Oakdale Avenue, Suite B
San Francisco, California 94124
Telephone: (415) 821-1534
Event Schedule: (415) 821-0921
Facsimile: (415) 821-1627
ANNUAL STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009
The Southeast Community Facility Commission is pleased to present this Annual Statement of Purpose and Annual Report to the Mayor, Board of Supervisors, and the Citizens of San Francisco
SECF COMMISSIONERS: STAFf
Willie B. Kennedy, President Toye Moses, Executive Director
Louise C. Jones, Vice President Kenneth Olivencia, Mgmt.Assistant
Bobbrie Brown Carla Vaughn, Commission Secretary
Kenneth J. Sampson Cheryl-Berna' Adams, Clerk Typist
ANNUAL STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2009
ORDINANCE SEC. 54.1 of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors established The Southeast Community Facility (SECF) Commission located at 1800 Oakdale Avenue in 1987. The Southeast Community Facility was built as a mitigation measure in return for the Bayview-Hunter's Point (BVHP) community's acceptance of the Southeast Water Treatment Plant in the midst of their neighborhood.
Additionally, in order to obtain approval for the construction of the sewage treatment plant, the City of San Francisco agreed to operate and maintain, at City cost, this facility for the benefit of the Bayview Hunterspoint 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 and oriented facility with numerous programs and services. For example, SEC Facility has an educational/training complex leased by the San Francisco Community College District, HeadStart Childcare Programs provided by San Francisco State University . Also, the SEC Facility is leased to non-profit community based organizations (CBO) that provide services to all San Francisco residents. Most of the programs provided are non-profit in status making them affordable to all members of the public. In conjunction with community based organizations, tenants as well as government agencies, we offer a wide range of assistance in the areas of employment opportunities provided by Department of Human Services/One Stop tax preparation, basic needs information, voter registration provided by Community of Opportunities/Single Stop, criminal expungement services provided by the SF Public Defender, and scholarship awards programs. The San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance mandates that public notices be disseminated in time to allow residents an opportunity to attend all functions provided by and at the SEC Facility.
The SEC Facility is centrally located and accessible to members of the public. Many government agencies and community-based organizations have used our facilities (Alex Pitcher Community Room and E.P.Mills Community Center) to hold events, training workshops and seminars, job and health fairs, election polls, graduation award ceremonies, and town hall meetings to inform and acquaint San Francisco residents about current events.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the SECF Commission is to review and provide guidance regarding the operations of the SEC Facility and the other facilities under its jurisdiction.
The yearly goal of the SECF Commission is to promote and advocate improving the general economic, physical, health, public safety and welfare of all residents of San Francisco , but particularly those in the BVHP Community.
SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
Fiscal Year 2008-2009
Highlights of the Year
The Southeast Community Facility (SECF) Commission continues to oversee the operation and maintenance of the SEC Facility, the Greenhouses and continues to have an advisory role with respect to significant decisions relating to the use of the Earl P. Mills Community Facility, and the three satellite childcare centers ( Whitney Young Childcare Center, Martin Luther King Childcare Center, and Sojourner Truth Childcare Center), including the opportunity to review and provide comments on any and all future leasing activity.
The SECF Commission also continues to advocate for and support BVHP community organizations, health, welfare and economic development activities beneficial to all San Francisco residents, with emphasis on increasing opportunities for those who are disfranchised in the BVHP area.
The fiscal year 2008-2009 has been a year of significant accomplishment for the SECF Commission. As part of Mayor Gavin Newsom's commitment to revitalizing the BVHP neighborhood, the 5th edition of San Francisco Southeast Sector Resource Directory was created. This Resource Directory is currently being widely distributed throughout the City including the Mayor's office, Board of Supervisors, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Senators Mark Leno, Leland Yee, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, and City agencies, community based organization, and also made available to the general public.
The updated 5th edition of the Southeast Sector Resource Directory is a valuable source for informing San Francisco residents about the wealth of civic, religious, economic and social institutions available in the BVHP neighborhood In addition to listing the businesses serving the Bayview-Hunter's Point area, we have also included organizations, churches, financial/legal assistance, medical/family support services, educational/training locations, and childcare facilities.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR
On July 10, 2008: Akbar Lashanlo, PUC/Resident Engineer presented an update on the Southeast Community Facility Commission ADA project.
On July 23, 2008: Ed Harrington, PUC/General Manager, presented on SFPUC Issues Affecting the BVHP Community .
Alma Robinson, Esq., Executive Director, California Lawyers for the Arts and Andrea Bruss, Joint Development, Mayor's Office of Economic & Workforce Development presented on the July 31 Community Planning Workshop.
On August 14, 2008: Steven Moss, Founder/Executive Director, San Francisco Community Power, presented on Saving the Environment, One Community At A Time .
Highlights of the Year(cont.)
September 11, 2008: Dave Pearson, SF State University, Head Start Program at Southeast Community Facility presented an update on Head Start Program activities and Environmental Health Issues.
Dwayne Jones, Director, Communities of Opportunity presented on the Single Stop Program at the Southeast Community Facility.
September 24, 2008: Carlos Garcia, Superintendent of Schools, San Francisco Unified School District presented an update on the status of the BayView Hunter's Point Schools, and specifically the Dream Schools.
Stephen Proud, Lennar Project Manager presented an update on the Alice Griffith Housing Project.
October 9, 2008: Edward Reskin, Director, Department of Public Works presented a general overview of the Department of Public Works.
Dwayne Jones, Director, Communities of Opportunity presented on Hope SF, Gateway to College, and The Rap Project.
January 8, 2009: John Roddy, Esq., Deputy City Attorney presented regarding the SF Administrative Code Chapter 54.1 that created the Southeast Community Facility Commission
Dr. Don Q. Griffin, Chancellor, City College of San Francisco presented a general update on City College of San Francisco and the Southeast Campus .
February 12, 2009: Mike Farrah, Director, Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services presented a general update on Goals, Activities, and how the BayView Hunter's Point residents benefit from the programs offered.
Zane Blaney, Executive Director, ACCESSF Community Media, presented on Public Access Channels Information/Outreach to the BVHP Neighborhood
February 25, 2009: Michael Gordon, Resident and Ali Wolfe, Supervisor, Delancey Street Foundation, on behalf of Mimi Silbert, Executive Director, presented on How BayView Hunter's Point Residents Benefit From The Program And The Training Center Located In The Southeast Sector .
March 12, 2009: Simin Shamji, Director, SF Public Defender's Office, Specialty Courts and Re-entry Program, presented an update on the Clean Slate Program Offices Citywide; especially the Southeast Community Facility Commission office.
April 22, 2009: David Chiu, President, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, presented on Our Common Ground, Issues Affecting BVHP Community, Economic Development, Youth Unemployment, Health, Safety, & The Ability To Stay Afloat During These Tough Financial Times, His Vision & Goals .
Karri Ving, Coordinator, SFPUC/WWE Biofuel Program, presented an update on the San Francisco Grease cycling Program
May 27, 2009: Jed Silver, Project Manager, Business Development, Inc. presented on the Environmental Impact Statement for the BayView Waterfront Project.
June 24, 2009: John Scott, President, John Scott Consulting, Inc. presented an update on the progress of the Parcel A/Phase One construction at the Shipyard.
As legislatively mandated, implemented and enacted, the following are policies and directives adopted by the SECF Commission:
·To handle all logistical arrangements for the SECF Commission and its committee meetings two - three times monthly.
·Implement new security measures after the 911 and recent terrorist incidents by installing an electric gate/intercom system in the Southeast Facility parking lot area. Also installed were new security cameras for the administrative office and the perimeter of parking lot area.
·In conjunction with the Real Estate Department continue 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 continue 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 that was renewed to Decorative Plant Services is now responsible for all maintenance costs related to the Greenhouse.
·Insure compliance with all relevant City, State and Federal laws and regulations including but not limited to, capital improvement grants, lease/contract agreements and work/service orders.
·To Maintain compliance with regulatory requirements and particularly related to the American Disabilities Act (ADA).
Outreach to Government, Business, Community Organizations and Interested Individuals:
SECF Founder's Mural and Dedication
In November of 2007, a Mural, depicting the founders of the Southeast Community Facility Commission was completed. Local Bayview artist, Santee Huckaby, painted the mural. The dedication ceremony for the mural was also held in November. In attendance were the current SECF Commissioners, and two of the remaining SECF co-founders: Shirley Jones and Espanola Jackson. City Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, Dwayne Jones, and Claude Everhart gave speeches, among others. The Event turned out to be a great success with refreshments for the attendees following the dedication.
Beginning January, 2008, the PUC began funding a large-scale project to ensure that all entry ways, restrooms, water faucets, ramps and general walkways on the SECF premises are ADA-compliant. PUC workers replaced the roof deck with a water proof deck; replaced all drinking fountains with high and low rise fountains and installed one new outdoor drinking fountain. Interior handrails were modified per life safety requirements and installed in all restrooms. Our landscapes were modified for ADA compliance including retrofit of pavement, ramps, stairways, irrigation systems, trees were added, planting areas, preparation and execution of pedestrian traffic routing plans; new exterior fences were installed for safety and child playground code compliance.
This contract has reached substantial completion.
HVAC upgrades for SECF
The SECF building HVAC systems upgrades are completed. A new absorption chiller with a new style screw type electric chiller was included, and the cooling tower was also replaced.
Lead paint in Snake Sculpture and fences near Headstart Childcare Center.
Lead was discovered in the tiling of the snake sculpture located in the playground area of the Childcare Facility at the SECF. PUC Health and Safety personnel then immediately barricaded the play area with the snake sculpture. It was decided by the SECF Commission that the snake be completely removed for the safety of all, especially the children attending the Childcare Center. Additionally, all of the sand on the play area was carefully removed and replaced. This decision was made with the advice of PUC Health and Safety Officials.
The fences along the rear of the SECF building, next to the Childcare area and parking lot, were also discovered to have lead-contained paint. This fencing was replaced and we are in the process of repainting it with non-leaded paint.
The SECF Commission is very committed to the economic revitalization of Bayview-Hunter's Point and wants to see Mayor Gavin Newsom's vision of jobs, housing and economic vitality for area residents become a reality. The SECF Commission's continued efforts include 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 and inform/educate the Commission and the community-at-large: Mr. Alton Byrd, Lennar/BVHP who updated the SECF Commission and BVHP Community on the status of Interim Marketplace located at the Bayview Opera House.
The SECFC would like to extend personal thanks to the following individuals/organizations for volunteering time, contributing monetary and in-kind donations toward the Southeast Community Facility Founders Mural Project, as well as economic development of the Bayview Hunter's Point are.
Ed Harington, PUC General Manager, Tommy Moala, Assistant General Manager. PUC/WWE, Laura Spanjian, PUC/Assistant general Manager, Tony Flores, Manager/PUC/WWE, Heidi Hardin, Think Round Inc., Dwayne Jones, Director Mayor Office of Community of Opportunities, Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, Dr. Veronica Hunnicutt, Commissioner Linda Richardson, Alma Robinson, Executive Director California Lawyers For the Arts, Messrs. Greg George, Sam Murray/PUC, Jeffrey Betcher/Quesada gardens, John Chung/Associated Builders, Tony Caruso/Decorative Plant Services, Keith Jackson/Home Depot; Mr. Kofi Bonner/ BVHP Lennar; Southeast Community Facility Commissioners, and the host of individuals who have graciously volunteered their time.
Health & Environmental
The SECF Commission's Health and Housing Ad Hoc subcommittee, headed by Commissioner Louise Jones, works on issues related to the health and environment of the community, most especially health issues impacting children and young adults. The Ad-hoc subcommittee organized a health fair in the Alex Pitcher community room of the SECF. The health fair was titled: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, and Families First. The fair targeted the diabetes and obesity issue facing youth in the Bayview-Hunter's Point community. Three Bayview Hunter's Point elementary schools; George Washington Carver, Bret Harte and Drew participated in the health fair by providing assistance in advertising and promoting the event to students and their families. The event was a success with students and families from each of the three schools in attendance. Various community organizations also provided food, nutritional information/giveaways as well as raffle prizes for students, their families and community members as well. With the success of this initial health fair sponsored by the SECF Commission and held at the SECF, it was decided unanimously by the SECF Commissioners that this should become an annual event for the community. Special thanks to all the Health Fair participants, most especially, University of California Medical students coordinated by Willie ford Moses, UCSF Medical School professors, Commissioner Louis C. Jones, Dr. Churchwell, Dr. Parker and PUC/WWE staff
The SECF Commissionis aware and concerned about the need for public safety throughout the City, particularly in the Southeast Sector.
In June 2009, the PUC contracted with Applied Video Solutions to begin installing new High Definition video cameras in the Parking lot, loading dock and along the rear of the SECF building/fence line. The High Definition cameras also view the fence line surrounding the parking lot area. These new High Definition cameras will improve the existing security camera surveillance in the rear of the Southeast Community Facility.
FY 2009-2010 Budget
The SECF Commission's FY 2008-2009 budget was$916,223of Southeast Community Facility Fund allocation. The SECF Commission would like to increase its budget to hire more staff and to improve the inherent infrastructure problems associated with running the facilities.
Membership and Administration
The SECF Commission has seven members appointed by the Mayor, a staff of three full-time and one clerical assistant. The current Commissioners are: President Willie B. Kennedy, Vice-President Louise Jones, Caesar Churchwell, Kenneth Sampson, Karen Chung, Bobbrie Brown and Helen Yang.
The SECF Commission also has four Sub-committees: Facilities Committee chaired by Commissioner Kennedy (Focuses on tenant leases, rules & regulations for rental of Alex Pitcher Community Room and Earl P. Mills Auditorium); Health, Housing Ad-Hoc Committee chaired by Commissioner Jones (Focuses on health); Public Safety & Outreach Ad-Hoc Committee (Focuses on issues pertaining to the tenants, programs, community outreach, education) and the Southeast Community Facility Commission Advisory Group, (SECFC/CAG) co-chaired by Dr. Caesar Churchwell and Shirley Jones, former SECFCommission/President. The CAG focuses on the BVHP community issues and concerns.
The FY `08-09 Staff was headed by Toye Moses, Executive Director (to the Commission); Carla Vaughn, Commission Secretary (handles correspondence and agenda items, attends meetings/transcribes minutes, and performs routine office tasks); Kenneth Olivencia, Mgmt. Assistant responsible for coordinating all inter-departmental work/service orders; andCheryl Berne' Adams, Clerical Assistant (coordinates community room rentals/activities, performs routine office tasks, and assists in mailers). Additionally we have two work-ordered personnel assigned from the Department of Real Estate (Stationary Engineer Richard O'Neal, and Claudette McLean Custodian).
Through the Mayor's Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP), the Young Community Developers (YCD), and the PUC/Summer Youth Program Project PULL, the SECF Commission has been very fortunate to have talented local high school students 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 and the Earl P. Mills Center Auditorium.
· Maintain good relations with residents and community groups within the southeast sector, the Mayor's office, Board of Supervisors, government officials most especially Public Utilities Commission, City Attorney, Mayor's office Workforce, Mayor's office of Community of Opportunities, BVHP Project Area Committee, Mayor Shipyard Citizen Advisory Committee, Young Community Developers, and all residents of San Francisco.
· Encourage local tenants to take stake in the community by becoming home and property owners, and work with developers to increase the percentage of affordable units for sale in development projects in the BVHP.
· 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, BVHP Police Station and Department of Public Works in promoting clean and 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. In the process of designing/building a food storage bunker to be use for feeding Southeast residents in case of an earthquake.
· Maintain an ongoing communication with MUNI regarding the Third Street Light Rail Project and planning process.
. Continue to manage Alex Pitcher Community Room as well as the E.P. Mills Auditorium at 100 Whitney Young Circle .
· 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 Ed Harrington and the PUC/Wastewater Enterprise in strengthening communication links with the public most especially the Southeast residents on broader issues of community concern.
Community Partnerships in the Coming Year
The SECF Commission and its staff 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, Mayor's Office of Community of Opportunities/Single Stop, Mayor's Office of Workface, San Francisco Police Department Bayview Station, Real Estate Department, Dept. of Human Services/Southeast One Stop, City College/Southeast Campus, Public Defender Office/Clean Slate Program, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, Senator Mark Leno's Office, Senator Leland Yee's office, 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.
Additionally, we will partnership with the following private developers, churches, and community-based organizations:
Young Community Developers, Goodwill Industry, Alanique Consultant Company, Providence Baptist Church, The California Lawyers For the Arts, 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.
In conclusion the SECF Commission will continue to foster its commitment in improving the quality of life for the residents of the Southeast Sector and work vigorously to ensure effectiveness of the BVHP Employment/Housing and Contracting Policy.
The SECF Commission will also continue to promote diversity, health, safety as well as professional development of its employees.
TOYE MOSES, Executive Director
Southeast Community Facility Commission