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Community Facility Commission
M I N U T E S
THURSDAY, February 14, 2002
1800 Oakdale Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
I. Call to Order:
Commission President Millard Larkin called the Thursday, February 14, 2002 meeting to order at 6:14 p.m. in the Alex L. Pitcher Community Room at 1800 Oakdale Ave.
III. Roll Call:
Present: Commissioner Bobbrie Brown
Commissioner Heidi Hardin
Commission Millard Larkin II
Commissioner Malik Looper
Commissioner Enola Maxwell
Commissioner Atiliai Tofaeono
Not Present: Commissioner Kim Nguyen
Staff Present: Robert Bryan, Dep. City Attorney; Toye Moses, Executive Director;
Kathy Basconcillo, SECF Commission Secretary
IV. Approval of Minutes:
Commissioner Looper moved and Commissioner Brown seconded to accept the minutes of Thursday, January 10, 2002. Motion passed.
V. Public Comment: No public comment was offered at this meeting.
a) Invitation to Community Meeting re: UCSF's Hunter's Point Animal Facility proposed project;
b) Application from Habitat for Humanity San Francisco re: affordable homeownership opportunities on Keith Street, in the Bayview;
c) Application for YouthPOWER, Community Action Team
d) Memorandum from new City Attorney re: Political Activities by City Officers and Employees;
e) 6th Flr. Skylight Gallery Reception at the San Francisco Public Library announcement and invitation;
f) Mayor's Neighborhood Beautification Fund Grant Application Announcement.
VII. Director's Report:
a) Director Moses introduced Mr. Kenneth Kwan, the new staff currently handling scheduling;
b) The Commission web site (www.ci.sf.ca.us) is current with agenda and minute postings;
b) Regarding the (Phase D) FY 02-03 budget request: Have met with the new SFPUC General Manager and she has reconsidered declining funding the temporary as-needed position (1040 hrs/yr.) into a permanent full-time (2080 hrs/yr) position. This request is now approved at the Bureau level and will proceed to the Mayor's office as part of the SFPUC budget request.
Commissioner Hardin moved and Commissioner Maxwell seconded to accept the Director's Report. Motion passed
VIII. Presentation: Commissioner Larkin welcomed Ms. Tammy Haygood, Director for the Dept. of Elections to the Commission. Ms. Haygood thanked the Commission for the invitation to speak to the Community before the upcoming (March 5)
Director Haygood explained that during this Gubernatorial Primary (choosing candidates to represent each party for Governor in November) Election, which is known as a modified open "ajar" primary, non-affiliated voters have a choice of one of several (12) different ballots. The differences in these ballots are explained in detail in the VIP: Voter's Information Pamphlet.
While the Dept. of Elections has only 16 permanent full-time staff, there is necessarily a dependence on good-quality precinct/poll workers to staff the elections. To this end, Director Haygood explained the "Adopt a Poll" Program whereby a group of at least 4 people (with a preference for more per group) commit to staff (on Election Day from 6:30 a.m. to about 10 p.m.) a voting place/poll and could receive up to $700 for their group. Qualifications for precinct/poll workers are: must be registered voter in San Francisco (U.S. citizen, registered to vote and 18 years of age by Election Day), and may not be a San Francisco City employee.
Dept. of Election also feels a responsibility to educate the electorate regarding the "infrastructure of voting", on such issues as ‘how to be a candidate', ‘how get issues on the ballot', convicted felons who have served their time and are no longer on probation may have their voting privileges reinstated.
After a short questions and answers from the Commissioners and audience (the Dept. of Elections does not get involved in the payment for registering voters process), Director Haygood again thanked the Commission for their attention and stated that she would welcome an invitation to return to update the Commission in the future.
IX. Old and On-going Business:
a) Commissioner Hardin after visiting the ‘project site' recommended approval of the modifications proposed by CCSF/Southeast College to Room 418-419. Commissioner Maxwell moved and Commissioner Tofaeono seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
b) Mr. Tony Litwak, Project Director of the Bayview Youth Accountability Board and Liz Jackson-Simpson spoke briefly on the concerns of the Commission (insurance and security) regarding the Juvenile Court request to use space in the facility. After several suggestions to speak with City Risk Management for a waiver on the insurance requirement, the issue was referred to the Commission's Facility Committee for further hearing and a return recommendation to the full Commission.
X. Introduction of New Business:
Director Moses offered to draft the resolution commending Capt. Patricia "PJ" Jackson during her tenure as Captain at Bayview Station upon her transfer downtown.
Commissioner Brown offered her congratulations to Assemblyman Herb Wesson upon his election at 65th Speaker of the California Assembly.
Director Moses also offered to draft a letter of congratulations and appreciation of effort to ex-Commissioner Louise Jones upon her retirement from the San Francisco Unified School District.
Commissioner Looper suggested that staff contact DTIS and request a "hard date" for the completion of the Commission website.
Commissioner Maxwell announced the establishment of the Committee Legal Defense fund for those in the Community in greatest of need.
Commissioner Hardin moved and Commissioner Brown seconded to adjourn the SECFCommission meeting at 7:54 p.m.
Respectfully submitted: _________________________