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Thursday, November 8, 2007
1800 Oakdale Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
1.0 CALL TO ORDER
1.1 Commissioner Bobbrie Brown called the Thursday, November 8, 2007 meeting to order at 6:07 pm in the Alex L. Pitcher, Jr. Community Room, 1800 Oakdale Avenue. She read the Sunshine Ordinance aloud.
1.2 Roll Call:
Commissioners Present: Brown, Fuentes, Jones, Kennedy and Sampson
Personnel Present: Toye Moses, Exec. Director; Joseph Singh, Mgmt. Assistant
1.3 Consent Calendar: Commissioner Kennedy moved, seconded by Commissioner Jones to accept the Consent Calendar
RESOLUTION (SECFC-2007-88) Due to the shortage in staff, the minutes of Wednesday, October 24th were not available for review.
2.0 PUBLIC COMMENT
Samuel Murray, SF Public Utilities Commission announced:
2.1 SFPUC meeting will be here next Tuesday, November 6, at 6 pm. A An invitation was extended to the SECF Commission and appreciation of allowing SFPUC use of the community room.
2.2 The 9910 Program has been redone. The testing and interviews are completed. Persons in the community who have been hired will be announced the following week. It is a mitigation measure for this neighborhood and persons are being screened for residency. If all the paperwork is in tact, they probably can be introduced at the next meeting.
2.3 He enjoyed the experience of working with Dir. Moses and Mr. Singh regarding the mural project. He commended Dir. Moses for his leadership in keeping the project afloat. SFPUC will assist in the cleaning of the front and make sure parking is available for dignitaries.
Commissioner Brown encouraged those Commissioners who are available for SFPUC meeting to attend.
3.0 COMMUNICATIONS (Discussion)
3.1 Dir. Moses apologized that the minutes were not ready. As explained previously the secretary is on family medical leave. SFPUC has been contacted for assistance and Liz Palega who was the former Commission Secretary has been contracted. Due to prior commitments, she can only transcribe the minutes, but she cannot attend the meetings. Once the minutes are received, they will be forwarded to the Commission.
3.2 Letter from the President of PAC (Project Area Committee for Bayview).
3.3 Invitation for the Founders Mural Dedication Ceremony. It is hoped that there will be a full Commission participation. All the former commissioners have been contacted and Mrs. Pitcher—who said she would attend. A large response is expected.
4.0 PRESENTATIONS (Discussion)
No presentation was given.
5.0 HEALTH & HOUSING COMMITTEE (Report & Recommendations)
Commissioner Jonesreported that the committee had a very productive meeting last month. The next meeting will be Tuesday, November 13th. She gave an overview of what transpired at the meeting (notes were provided for the Commission to peruse). It was discussed and agreed upon to keep the event focused on the health issues rather than including public safety. Committee members met with the principals at Bret Harte, George Carver and Charles Drew. There were some suggestions made by the principal at Bret Harte, Ms. Franklin to provide incentives at the health fair by having nutrition, cooking, gardening education; and introducing on-going health exercise programs. Dr. Nadine Burke was at the meeting and spoke about “Policies as it relates to the food in the schools.” The committee will be working very closely with Dr. Burke on this. Dr. Gally was not able to attend the meeting, but expressed his interest in being an active part in the committee. Dr. Hunnicutt commented on more educational programs in the community—promoting careers in medical health related field. She also suggested inviting well-known individuals as keynote speakers. Commissioner Jones reiterated the need to promote and follow through with creating the gardens at the 3-targeted schools. Resources are being sought for this project. The suggested festival name will be “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, Families First.” There was some discussion on having sub-committees to focus on publicity, the guest program, vendors and informational handouts (to be finalized at the next meeting). The action plan is to follow-up on the initial conversations with the schools. Two of the schools were unable to have their nurses or principals present; however, they will have representation at the next meeting. The nurse from Carver was at the meeting and she has been very successful in working with health fairs. Dr. Hunnicutt will follow-up on information regarding a mini grant/fund for the gardening project. A list of potential keynote speakers will be generated at the next meeting. The committee is moving forward with their plans.
MOTION: Moved by Commissioner Jones, seconded by Commissioner Kennedy to accept the Committee Report. Motion passed unanimously to accept report as presented.
6.0 STAFF REPORT
Dir. Moses reported:
6.1 They are still short staff with the absence of the Commission secretary.
6.3 Mayor Gavin Newsom will not be able to attend the dedication of the Founders Mural, but will send a representative. Former Mayor Art Agnos will also not be able to attend, but will send Claude Everhart to speak on his behalf. Donations have been solicited to help with the food and Decorative Plants will assist with the plant arrangements. As previously mentioned, the event is scheduled to be outside, but if it rains, it will be in the community room. Calvin Hayes, Director of BDI has offered to donate food. Rev. Calvin Jones called and said he will not be able to attend, but will send a pastor to say the prayer.
6.4 The installation of the safety camera is still in progress.
MOTION: Moved by Commissioner Jones, seconded by Commissioner Brown to accept the Director’s Report. Motion passed unanimously to accept report as presented.
7.0 OLD & ONGOING BUSINESS
There was no old or ongoing business to discuss.
8.0 INTRODUCTION OF NEW BUSINESS BY COMMISSIONERS
8.1 Dir. Moses announced that Mr. Ford, Director of Muni would not be able to attend the next Commission meeting because of his busy schedule. He will be glad to attend a meeting next year in January. Commissioner Brown expressed disappointment that Mr. Ford could not be present because there were issues to be discussed about the service this community is receiving from Muni. It is being proposed for BVHP “the removal of benches from the islands” (sometimes the wait between trains is 45 min.); and “the problem with a lot of the Muni cars that is affecting a lot of people.” Perhaps another Muni rep can meet with the Commission. Dir. Moses will convey this message to Mr. Ford requesting a representative.
8.2 Dir. Moses suggested inviting Mr. Tommy Moala, Acting General Manager for SFPUC Wastewater to the next Commission meeting to get acquainted.
8.3 Commissioner Kennedy suggested that Mr. Fred Blackwell, New Director of the Redevelopment Agency also be invited. After the first of the year, the Housing Authority will have a new Director.
9.0 PUBLIC COMMENT
There were no public comments at this time.
10.0 ANNOUNCEMENTS (Discussion)
10.1 Commissioner Kennedy circulated the calendar for the Citizens Advisory Committee meetings in November 2007. She announced that there is a meeting excluded on the calendar regarding the artists, on Nov. 14th, in Building 101 at the shipyard, 6 pm.
Commissioner Brown thanked everyone for their attendance and announced the next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, November 21, 2007, 6 pm.
The meeting adjourned at 6:35 pm.