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1.0     CALL TO ORDER 


Commission Chair Willie B. Kennedy called the Thursday, June 11, 2009 meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. in the Alex L. Pitcher Community Room at 1800 Oakdale Avenue.   Commissioner Kennedy read the Sunshine Ordinance.


1.1      ROLL CALL


6:07  p.m.                                 Commission Secretary – Carla Vaughn


Commissioners Present:            Kennedy, Jones, Brown, Sampson, Churchwell, Chung, Yang (arrived 6:10pm)


Staff Present:                            Toye Moses, Executive Director

                                                Ken Olivencia, Management Assistant

Carla Vaughn, Commission Secretary




Commission Chair Willie Kennedy announced the Consent Calendar.


It was moved by Commissioner Jones and seconded by Commissioner Churchwell to accept the minutes of Wednesday, May 27, 2009.  The minutes were approved.


Commissioner Kennedy requested a motion to move item 7.0 New & On-Going Business up to item 2.0.    The motion was moved by Commissioner Brown, seconded by Commissioner Sampson, accepted and carried.




The Ad-Hoc Committee Members were assigned as follows:


Community Advisory Group Ad-Hoc Committee

Chair:  Commissioner Bobbrie Brown

Co-Chair:  Shirley Jones, Community Activist

Member:  Commissioner Willie B. Kennedy

Alternate:  Commissioner Caesar Churchwell


Health & Housing Ad-Hoc Committee

Chair:  Commissioner Louise C. Jones

Member:  Commissioner Caesar Churchwell

Alternate:  Commissioner Karen Chung


Facility Ad-Hoc Committee

Chair:  Commissioner Willie B. Kennedy

Member:  Commissioner Kenneth Sampson

Alternate:  Commissioner Helen Yang


Public Safety & Outreach Ad-Hoc Committee

Chair:  Commission Sampson

Member:  Commissioner Caesar Churchwell

Alternate:  Commissioner Louise C. Jones


Economic Development Ad-Hoc Committee

Chair:  Commissioner Karen Chung

Member:  Commissioner Kenneth Sampsom

Alternate:  Commissioner Bobbrie Brown


Ken Olivencia, Management Assistant provided the goals of each Ad-Hoc Committee as follows:


Health & Housing Ad-Hoc Committee  -  To advocate, promote and increase awareness of health problems (prostate, cervical and breast cancer, asthma, environmental hazard) affecting the BayView Hunter’s Point residents.


Commissioner Jones wants the participating principals added as Community Members and Dr. Moses suggested the names of said principals be provided after the first meeting of the Health & Housing Ad-Hoc Committee.  Commissioner Jones had a meeting with the BayView principals and will provide a report at the next Commission meeting.


Facility Ad-Hoc Committee  -  To oversee all the facilities and childcare centers under the jurisdiction of the Southeast Commission.


Public Safety & Outreach Ad-Hoc Committee  -  To advocate for the reduction of violence, provide a safe haven for the residents of BayView Hunter’s Point.  To work in conjunction with the law enforcement personnel in developing gang violence prevention programs.  To promote, increase awareness and provide access to services through outreach and public interaction.


Community Advisory Group Ad-Hoc Committee (CAG)  -  To implement CAG’s recommendations of July 15, 2004:


a)         That SECF Commission seek Legislative Ordinance from the Board of Supervisors that the SECF Commission now advisor in nature be amended to become a chartered commission.


b)         That SECF Commission pursues a resolution to the Mayor/BOS to amend Charter 54 making SECF Commission a chartered commission.


c)         That a “revenue-sharing agreement and maintenance/operational standard be implemented”, i.e. economic benefit based on volume of sewage and adherence of maintained to protect the BayView Hunter’s Point community.


Economic Development Ad-Hoc Committee  -  To advocate and encourage the promotion of entrepreneurial business opportunity in the BayView Hunter’s Point Community.


It was moved by Commissioner Brown and seconded by Commissioner Sampson to accept the appointments.  The motion was carried.


Dr. Toye Moses requested all committee members work closely with Ken Olivencia, Management Assistant, who will provide assistance in scheduling the various Ad-Hoc Committee meetings.   


3.0            PUBLIC COMMENT




4.0            COMMUNICATIONS


Carla Vaughn, Commission Secretary announced the following:     

a)      Letter of Invitation to Karen Wing, President, Whitney Young Child Development Center

b)      Letter of Invitation to Phil Ting, Assessor – Recorder (In Process)

c)      Letter of Invitation to the Board Of Supervisors requesting a future Board Of Supervisors Meeting be held at the SECFacility (Alex Pitcher Community Room) (In Process)

d)      Letter of Invitation to Henry A. Alvarez, III, Executive Director, SF Housing Authority

e)      Press Release:  Mayor Newsom and SFMTA Unveil Next Generation of Muni Shelters

f)        Press Release:  RecoverySF Launches ‘Vote On Ideas’ Feature To The Public

g)      Press Release:  Mayor Newsom Proposes Balanced Budget That Preserves Firefighters, Police And Teachers

h)      Press Release:  Mayor Newsom Announces Innovative New Tool To Access City Services With A “Tweet”

i)        Press Release:  Mayor Newsom Announces Addition Of Kaiser Permanente To San Francisco’s Universal Healthcare Program

j)        Press Release:  Sunday Streets Wins Numerous Awards, Organizers Unveil Mission District Route

k)      Press Release:  Princess Cruises Marks 40th Anniversary Of Sailing From San Francisco

l)        Statement:  Mayor Gavin Newsom’s Statement On New Hampshire’s Legalization Of Same-Sex Marriage

m)    Press Release:  Mayor Newsom Praises SEIU Agreement

n)      Press Release:  Mayor Newsom Announces 2009 One City One Book: San Francisco Reads Selection: Alive in Necropolis by Doug Dorst

o)      Press Release:  Mayor Newsom and Department of Public Works Announce New Street Paving Projects Funded by Federal Stimulus Dollars

p)      Press Release:  Mayor Newsom Praises Board Of Supervisors For Passage Of Mandatory Recycling And Composing Ordinance

q)      Flyer:  “All About Asthma”, Free Asthma Awareness Workshop for Child Care Providers, Parents and Families

r)       Flyer:  San Francisco Launches Global Sustainable Tourism Initiative in U.S.

s)       Press Release:  Mayor Newsom Launches Summer Jobs For Youth

t)        Press Release:  Mayors Newsom, Reed Forge Regional Consensus On High Speed Rail


Commission Chair Kennedy encouraged all present to take advantage of the job opportunities being provided to youth through the Mayor’s Summer Jobs For Youth Program.  




Commission Chair Kennedy opened discussion regarding the Commission retreat.

After discussion among the Commissioners it was decided to postpone the retreat until all Commissioners were available.  The Commissioners agreed to postpone the retreat until the new fiscal year.


It was moved by Commissioner Churchwell and seconded by Commissioner Yang and Commissioner Chung to postpone the retreat until the new fiscal year.  It was carried unanimously.




Director Toye Moses provided an update on the 09/10 budget which is now at the approval stage.


Hand sanitizer was distributed compliments of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.


Ken Olivencia, Management Assistant provided a report regarding his meeting with Alice Carruthers, Executive Director, Alemany Farms. 


There was a handout that provided dates of upcoming workdays of the farm, which pairs at-risk youth with seniors in some of the richest agricultural land in the world.  The experience encourages people to think about how they fit with the natural environment, and how they can become more engaged in their communities.




Carla Vaughn, Commission Secretary provided the names of  Mr. Phil Ting, San Francisco Assessor/Recorder and Mr. John Scott, President, John Scott Consulting, Inc. who will present at the next Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 24th, 2009.


Mr. Ting will address the “Newest SF Property Tax Reform Policies” and 

Mr. Scott will provide a presentation regarding the progress of the “Parcel A/Phase One Construction At The Shipyard”.








Commissioner Churchwell announced the annual luncheon of the San Francisco African-American Chamber of Commerce to be held on June 19th.  The speaker will be Judge Jackson.


Carla Vaughn, Commission Secretary announced a request from City College to be placed on an upcoming agenda to speak regarding their goals to provide outreach to the community.


Commissioner Chung announced the 11th annual banquet of Global Foundation, an organization that strives to help eliminate child hunger and works for the well-being, education and guidance of children throughout the world.  She cordially invited the Commissioners and staff to attend. 




The meeting was adjourned at 6:50 pm.


Respectfully submitted

Carla Vaughn, Commission Secretary