Southeast Community Facility Commission
SEC. 54.1. FINDINGS. The Board of Supervisors finds and declares that it is necessary and essential to the well-being of the City to establish a Commission to review and provide guidance for the operations of the Southeast Community Facility. The Commission will foster the following public purposes and municipal affairs of the City:
(a) The full and gainful employment of residents of chronically, economically depressed areas of the City;
(b) The progressive development of marketable job skills for untrained and under-trained City residents;
(c) The creation and expansion of opportunities for residents to participate in day and evening education programs;
(d) The creation and expansion of opportunities for providing day care services at a low and reasonable cost to parents;
(e) The expansion of opportunities for special community services for senior citizens;
(f) The overall improvement of the general economic prosperity, health, safety and welfare of residents of chronically, economically depressed areas of the City.
The Board of Supervisors further finds and declares that the Bayview-Hunters Point community, as defined in Section 54.2(b) of this Chapter, is a historically disadvantaged and economically depressed part of the City and that guidance by and participation of persons living or working in that area are essential to the successful operations of the Southeast Community Facility and the attainment of the goals and purposes mentioned above. (Ord. 438-87, App. 11/12/87)
SEC. 54.2. ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMISSION; APPOINTMENT; TERMS; MEETINGS; COMPENSATION; EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
(a) There is established a Commission to be known as the Southeast Community Facility Commission consisting of seven members. Commission members shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. Unless the Mayor determines that it is otherwise impracticable, persons appointed to serve as members of the Commission shall either reside or work in the Bayview-Hunters Point community, as defined in Section 54.2(b) of this Chapter.
(b) For purposes of this Chapter, the Bayview-Hunters Point community is defined as the area south of the southern curb line of Army Street (Cesar Chavez Street), east of the eastern curb line of the James Lick Freeway (also known as U.S. Route 101), north of the city and county boundary line shared with San Mateo County, and west of San Francisco Bay.
(c) Appointments of Commission members shall be made not later than 60 days after the effective date of this Chapter. Of the members first appointed, three will serve for a term of two years, two will serve for a term of three years, and two will serve for a term of four years. The term of office of each member shall be determined by the drawing of lots at the first meeting of the Commission. Thereafter, members will be appointed for a term of office of four years, except that all of the vacancies occurring during a term will be filled by an appointment made by the Mayor for the unexpired term. Each vacancy shall be filled within 30 days of the occurrence of the vacancy.
(d) A president shall be selected by majority vote of the members of the Commission. The president shall serve for a term of two years and shall not serve more than two consecutive terms.
(e) The date, place and time of meeting shall be determined by rules adopted by the Commission; provided, however, that the Commission will hold a regular meeting not less than once each month.
(f) Subject to the budgetary and fiscal requirements of the Charter each member shall be paid $50 per Commission meeting or committee meeting attended. Total compensation shall not exceed $100 per month.
(g) Any member who misses three regularly scheduled meetings of the Commission in any 12-month period without the express approval of the Commission given at a regularly scheduled meeting will be deemed to have resigned from the Commission.
(h) The Commission shall appoint an Executive Director, who shall serve at the pleasure of the Commission and shall not be subject to the civil service provisions of the Charter. The Executive Director shall possess the qualifications and experience essential to the administration of the Southeast Community Facility. The Executive Director shall be responsible for the enforcement of the rules and regulations of the Commission and shall manage the daily activities of the Southeast Community Facility not undertaken by lessees. (Ord. 438-87, App. 11/12/87; amended by Ord. 407-89, App. 11/8/89; Ord. 287-96, App. 7/12/96)
SEC. 54.3. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE COMMISSION. The powers and duties of the Commission shall be limited to those necessary to:
(a) Provide guidance necessary for the establishment, retention and enhancement of business activities of the greenhouse, educational and job skills centers, child care and senior activities centers, and any other appropriate activities at the Southeast Community Facility;
(b) Provide guidance to ensure that operation of the facility enhances opportunities first for the benefit of the residents of the Bayview Hunters Point community and thereafter for the benefit of all other residents of the City and County of San Francisco to engage in employment training and educational activities;
(c) Review and provide guidance on budget matters necessarily affecting the development and improvement of operations of the greenhouse, educational and job skills centers, child care and senior activities centers, and any other appropriate activities at the Southeast Community Facility.
(d) Review and provide guidance regarding proposed lessees and agreements with qualified private, community, public assistance and horticultural organizations;
(e) Provide policy guidance necessary to ensure compliance with all relevant municipal, State and federal laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, construction grant agreements, regulations and orders;
(f) Review and provide guidance on a regular basis on budgetary matters related to the operation and maintenance expenses at the Southeast Community Facility. (Ord. 438-87, App. 11/12/87)
SEC. 54.4. SURPLUS FUNDS.
(a) In accordance with State and federal grant agreements, regulations and orders, all proceeds from the leasing of the Southeast Community facility shall be used to defray City and County costs of operating and administering the facilities.
(b) Proceeds from the leasing of the facilities that exceed the costs of operating and administering the facilities, as calculated at the end of the fiscal year, shall be known as “surplus funds.”
(c) Subject to the budgetary and fiscal requirements of the Charter, the Commission may allocate surplus funds accrued during the prior fiscal year for certain uses related to the operations and activities of the Southeast Community Facility.
(d) Surplus funds may be allocated for the following purposes:
(1) Scholarships first for residents of the Bayview Hunters Point community and thereafter for all other residents of the City and County of San Francisco to attend classes and other educational activities at the Southeast Community Facility or other accredited institutions of education;
(2) Scholarships first for children residing in the Bayview Hunters Point community and thereafter for all other resident children of the City and County of San Francisco to attend child care centers at the Southeast Community Facility or other State-licensed child care providers;
(3) Supplementary funding for job training programs and activities at the Southeast Community Facility;
(4) Supplementary funding for community agencies which address the needs as identified in Section 54.1, Findings.
(e) There is hereby established a reserve fund to consist of 10 percent of each year’s budget surplus for the facility, as available, to be used for the purpose of facility maintenance only. This reserve fund will be maintained for a five-year period, and the use of this reserve fund will be reviewed at the termination of the five-year period. (Ord. 438-87, App. 11/12/87; amended by Ord. 287-96, App. 7/12/96)
SEC. 54.5. RULES. The Commission shall issue rules necessary for the conduct of its activities within 180 days after the effective date of this Chapter. Proposed rules shall be reviewed by the Director of Public Works and Clean Water Program and the Office of the City Attorney prior to adoption by the Commission. (Ord. 438-87, App. 11/12/87)