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NOTICE OF Tuesday, May 17, 2005 SPECIAL MEETING of the JUVENILE PROBATION COMMISSION held at City Hall   Room 263  1 Dr. Carlton B Goodlett Place  San Francisco, CA   94102          

The Minutes of this meeting set forth all actions taken by the Commission on the matters stated, but not necessarily the chronological sequence in which the matters were taken up


(ACTION)  Roll Call

President Queen called the meeting to order at 5:21pm.   Comms. Fetiçō, Rodriguez, Stiglich were present at the gavel.  Comm Hale arrived 5:51pm   Comms. Chuck and Ricci were excused.


(ACTION) Review and approval of May 9, 2005 meeting minutes.   No action was taken on the minutes, they were not ready. Tabled until the next meeting.

(public comments)


Public comment on any matter within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Juvenile Probation Commission, that is not on this meeting’s agenda.

There were none.


(DISCUSSION/ACTION) Continued review of proposed Dept FY ‘05-‘06 budget, with possibility of modifications

Chief Siffermann prefaced M. Lui’s recap of the budget by saying that he will be trying to ‘re engineer’ the operations of the dept to bring out the message that the dept is about rehabilitation, 2nd chances, accountability.  He wants to enhance performance by enhancing evaluations of performance to allow for correction and direction.  He wants to develop advancement opportunities in the dept.

He is proposing no cuts in CBO contracts, while he uses this year to review each one for effectiveness and continued relevance.

Changes since Monday the 9th.  

They increased their estimated title IV-e  $400K, by hiring additional supervising POs and line POs. they have increased budgeted JH OT by $41K. 

They are deleting an accounting service work order of $52K; they were going to borrow a half time accountant from the controller’s office to replace the one in the Dept that retired a couple years ago.  They will not do this now. 

  There were other increases in amounts, totaling $968K.  that puts the dept $921K over the target, but the Mayor’s budget office has said it will try to allow the dept to waive having to do those reductions.

Comm Rodriguez noted that this revised document does not contain the layoffs that were in the May 9 document.  Lui thanked the Mayor’s office for allowing this.

Comm Rodriguez moved, seconded by Comm Stiglich.  The question was called and upon roll call vote, the motion carried, 4-0.

(public comments)
Alfredo Bojorquez, Co-chair of the juvenile justice providers association, thanked the commission on their quick action on the budget.  He said they support the Chief in his efforts, and invited all interested parties to attend their monthly meetings (next on May 26, 11am-12pm at the Precita Ctr).

He stated that as providers they are still concerned for the tentativeness of annual contracts vs multiple year contracts, for continuity and stability.

Roberto Vargas, RAP Collaborative, supported this budget and thanked the Chief and Commission for no cuts.

M. Lui added that there has been an increase of $300K for facilities maintenance ($85K to replace YGC’s elevator), $120K to fix the roadway at LCRS, and $100K for general maintenance at YGC.


Public comment on any matter within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Juvenile Probation Commission
Comm Stiglich wished the Chief good luck in applying this budget to the new year.  Comm Rodriguez also thanked the Chief for keeping the CBOs at their current levels.

Alfredo Bojorquez, exec comm. Member of JDAI, and also committee member in language access/cultural competency, DMC, alerted the Chief that they have recommendations coming out of those committees and would be sitting with the Chief to discuss the best way to move toward implementation of the recommendations.

Joanna Hernandez, Mission Neighborhood Centers, invited the commission to come see their operations for themselves.

Comm Queen thanked the Chief for his work on getting the budget we needed.  He was also reminded that the new word will be accountability, all around, so that we could provide the best possible services and have the best possible resources in the communities.



(ACTION)  Adjournment

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:52pm