(ACTION) Pursuant to Govt. Code 54957.7, announcement of closed session.
Convene in Closed Session Pursuant to Government Code section 54957 and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10, to consider:
PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT/HIRING
Interview and possible action to forward nomination(s)
for position of Chief Probation Officer ( which is the dept head within
the meaning of Charter section 3.501), for appointment by the Mayor
(public comments before going into closed session)
There were none. The Commission convened in closed session at 4:40pm.
(ACTION) Reconvene in open session, pursuant to SF Admin Code § 67.12, to disclose any action taken, and vote whether to disclose any portion of the discussion held in closed session. The Commission reconvened at 7:24pm Comm. Stiglich moved, 2nd by Comm Chuck, not to disclose any of the discussion held in closed session. Comm Stiglich moved, 2nd by Comm Chuck, to disclose the action taken in closed session. Both motions passed 4-0.
Comm Ricci reported that the Commission has decided to submit 3 names to the Mayor for consideration.
Comm. Queen recommended having a process that has the African American police community relations board (representative of the African American community), in coordination with the Asian Pacific islander coalition, in coordination with the RAP collaborative, be responsible for giving names to the Mayor to be involved in a community process of interviewing the three candidates recommended. The rationale for that is that the group (which would be representative of all the groups) would get together and recommend names from their respective communities to be part of that interview process. The reason that’s important is those people would be the panel (of 11?) that would interview the candidates. They then could go back to their communities and (when it was no longer confidential) report who they thought was the best candidate.
Comm Queen had talked to Sarah Wan, Arielle Vargas of the RAP collaborative, Minister Christopher Mohammed, who are all onboard with the idea, but who they choose to be on that panel, is their responsibility.
Comm Stiglich said we want to assure the public that they will have input into this process. Do we know if the mayor intends to get community input, and if he has already got a format to do that?
M. Randle said the Mayor does intend to get community input, and intends to hear from the African American police community relations board’s members. Get clear on one thing: the mayor cannot say he will hear from one exclusive group, because he represents all communities. He would welcome groups coming to him to speak about this, but that doesn’t mean he wont go to others for their input.
Comm Queen said clearly that this was just a starting point, and of course the Mayor may want to go further. This is just one strategy.
Comm Ricci asked Comm Queen to put together a draft plan of action, listing who the players might be, and what process they could follow, and present it at the next meeting.
There were none.