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Thursday, April 12, 2007

6:00 P.M.

1800 Oakdale Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94124


1.0               Call to Order
Commissioner Bobbrie Brown called the Thursday, April 12, 2007 meeting to order at 6:13 p.m. in the Alex L. Pitcher Community Room at 1800 Oakdale Avenue.

Commissioner Brown reviewed procedures when giving public comment and read the Sunshine Ordinance aloud.

             1.2            Roll Call: Commissioners Present:  Brown, Jones, Fuentes, Churchwell, Kennedy, Parker

Commissioner Excused: Kenneth Sampson

Staff Present: John Roddy, Deputy City Attorney, Toye Moses, Executive Director; Annette Price, SECF Comm. Secretary.


             1.3                    Consent Calendar

          RESOLUTION (SECFC-2007-78) Be it resolved that the minutes of the Southeast Community Facility Commission meeting of Wednesday, March 28, 2007 were approved as submitted.

2.0                 PUBLIC COMMENT
Ms. Espanola Jackson read a memo regarding the citing of combustion turbines @ pier 80 and requested the Commission demand an environmental impact report (EIR) to determine impact on the BVHP community.

Ms. D. Minor, SF Rec & Park displayed a perspective of how the Joseph Lee Gym would look after renovation. The gym is scheduled for completion August 2007.

Commissioner Brown took agenda item 3.0 Communications out of order to accommodate SFPUC General Manager Susan Leal’s schedule and heard item 4.0 Presentations.

4.0               PRESENTATION:
SFPUC General Manager Susan thanked the Commission for the opportunity to present and recognized President Brown who currently sits on the Rate Fairness Board.

Ms. Leal reported: Final details are being made to the Sewer System Master Plan and will be presented to the public by summer ‘07.

PUC is working closely with California Independent Systems Operator (CAL ISO), the San Francisco city attorney, and others in order to shut down Mirant’s Potrero Power plant.
The SFPUC is also working to bring green renewable power to the Hunters Point shipyard.

To increase employment/economic development in the BVHP community, the PUC has sponsored contractor workshops, career day, and emergency preparedness fairs throughout the city.

Ms. Leal spoke of the training programs sponsored by the SFPUC, such as the 9910 Engineering and Garden Programs and mentioned PUC’s partnership with City Build Program and local trade unions.

Ms. Leal reminded that the PUC will have several open positions in the 9910 program. She urged anyone interested to pick up an application announcement.

Ms. Catherine Sneed, Dir. of the Garden Program thanked Ms. Leal for PUC’s sponsorship of the program. Several students in the Garden and 9910 Engineering program expressed their gratitude for the employment/training opportunities they have received.

Commissioner Brown opened the floor to questions. Both Commissioners Kennedy / Parker commended Ms. Leal for her leadership.

Commissioner Fuentes asked that Ms. Leal elaborate on the greening that will take place in BVHP. Ms. Leal explained that the PUC will provide hydro/solar power to the new development in Hunters Point Shipyard, 1600 units.

Commissioner Kennedy asked whether the PUC would be responsible for the sewer/water infrastructure at the shipyard and whether the young people that have been trained would be utilized on those projects. Ms. Leal stated the PUC most likely would be responsible for the infrastructure and that the young people would be utilized as much as possible.

Dir. Moses expressed his appreciation for the wonderful job Ms. Leal has done and the support she has given to the Facility.

Mr. Madison asked what long-term strategic plan PUC has for the southeast corridor. Ms. Leal stated the goal is to implement the Sewer System Master Plan and also to become more involved in green power energy. Ms. Leal noted she is also campaigning for trade unions to allow closed promotional exams.

3.0                 COMMUNICATION:
Correspondence included in Commission folders:

a.    Letter of invitation to Mr. Yomi Agunbiade, General Manager S.F. Recreation & Park re: Update on the Joseph Lee Gym

b.    Letter of Invitation to Mr. James Blanding, Providence Foundation San Francisco

c.    Correspondence to celebrate the opening of the T-third Light Rail, Saturday, April 14, 2007 from 10:00 to 4:00 @ K.C. Jones Park, 5701 Third Street.


5.0                 DIRECTOR’S REPORT:
Dir. Moses reported:

a.    Staff will hold a security meeting with CCSF staff, Jim Buick, Deputy Director of Human Services, and Campus Police re: security issues.

b.    The sand has been removed from the Headstart play area and will be replaced with nonsteriod sand. PG&E will shut power down to the Facility on Sunday. Tenants/staff have been notified.

c.    City attorney and Department of Real Estate are working closely to put the jurisdictional transfer agreement together. Once complete, it will be brought before the Commission for review.

MOTION: Moved by Jones, seconded by Parker to accept the Director’s Report. Motion passed unanimously to accept report as presented (6-0).


President Brown reviewed upcoming presenters for the next several months.

6.0                 PUBLIC COMMENT:
Ms. Espanola Jackson voiced concern that City College is receiving rental income from Facility subtenants that she feels should go directly to the Commission. Ms. Jackson stated she has received complaints from youth regarding use of facility restrooms she feels should be open for community use, not just tenants.

Ms. Jackson also confirmed that SF Redevelopment will issue housing certificates to BVHP residents for the new development being built at the shipyard, giving priority consideration to long-time BVHP residents.

Mr. Al Williams, President, San Francisco Cultural Society offered to join Mr. Ed Lee on May 10th to discuss the Slavery Disclosure Ordinance, since he will collaborate with Mr. Lee on its implementation. He also mentioned that Lee’s office is doing outreach for interns to assist in identifying companies doing business with the City & County of San Francisco who have been involved with the slave trade. Commissioner Brown said staff would confirm the date in writing.

7.0                 ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Commissioner Parker reported that a new children’s health care center sponsored by California Pacific Medical Center located @ 1335 Evans Street has opened. Commissioner Brown directed staff to request information on services provided.

Commissioner Kennedy announced that a homebuyer’s workshop would take place on 4/18/07 at the shipyard at 6:00 p.m. On 4/23/07 the PAC/CAC will hold a joint meeting to discuss shipyard issues.

8.0                 ADJOURNMENT
The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Commission Secretary