City and County of San FranciscoJuvenile Probation Department

February 8, 2012

Full Commission - February 8, 2012



Regular Meeting Minutes
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
5:30 p.m.
City Hall, Hearing Room 408
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102

Julian Chang, President
Dirk Beijen, Vice President
Katharine Albright
Joseph Arellano
Susan Jones
Sarah Ching Ting Wan
Rebecca Woodson

Meeting Minutes

1. Roll Call
• The Commission President called the meeting to order at 5:35 p.m. Commissioners Albright, Beijen, Chang, Jones, Wan and Woodson were present. Commissioner Arellano arrived at 5:41 p.m.

2. Public comments.
• No public comments.

3. Review and Approval of the Full Commission Meeting Minutes of January 11, 2012 (ACTION ITEM)
• Motion to approve the January 11, 2012 Full Commission Meeting Minutes by COMM Albright, second by COMM Beijen, and approved by the rest of the Commission.
• No public comments.

4. Report to the Commission (DISCUSSION ONLY)

a. Chief’s Report:

• FY12-13 and FY13-14 Budget Presentation by Allison Magee and Catherine McGuire
• Catherine McGuire, Director of Finance, said JPD’s proposed budget will be submitted to the Mayor’s Office on February 21, 2012. Subsequent meetings will follow prior to the Mayor submitting all budgets to BOS on June 1st.
• The general fund deficit is $262.7 million. With the rolling two-year budget, all departments are asked to cut 5% per year; plus 1% FTE cut per year; plus 2.5% contingency cut per year. This totals $2.1 million for both years.
• The current year base budget versus the base budget is $33.6 million, with Juvenile Hall and Probation being the bulk of expenditures. JPD also receives grants and general fund support. There is an increase in the base budget, with agreed upon union furlough days, which are about to expire. That will slightly impact JPD and other provisions will increase the base budget by $600,000. No cuts will be submitted in JPD’s budget proposal.
• The capital expenditures include fire suppression at YGC; lined water distribution tanks at LCR; LCR master plan; and LCR plumbing in the dorm bathroom area. The IT expenditure will include a guard tour and security cameras for Juvenile Hall.
• Timelines: February 22nd through May 31st: Mayor’s Office budget negotiations; equipment, IT and capital budget allocations are finalized; June 1st: Introduction of Mayor’s budget for general fund departments; June 1st through June 30th: BOS’ Budget and Finance committee review; July 1st through July 26th: Full BOS’ review; and, July 26th: Final passage by Full Board.
• No public comments.

b. Committee Reports

5. Review and Approval of JPD’s Budget (DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEM)
• Motion to Approve JPD’s Budget by COMM Beijen, second by COMM Arellano. The Commissioners voted and there were seven “Ayes.” JPD Budget approved.
• No public comments.

6. Review of the Full Commission Letter Recommending JPD’s Budget to the Mayor’s Office (DISCUSSION ONLY)
• COMM Chang stated that the Commissions’ charge is to the SF youths, public safety, and to deliver the best services possible. Due to the limited resources, COMM Chang does not think the Commission is in a position to be able to comply with the goal of the cuts.
• COMM Woodson added that there are serious concerns about the state of the facility, that it should be highlighted in the letter, and why it is not included in the budget.
• COMM Arellano stated that the Finance Committee will meet and draft the letter to be considered at the next Full Commission meeting for discussion and action item, addressing issues discussed this evening.
• COMM Chang asked Ms. McGuire about the letter submission deadline. Ms. McGuire said that it was up to the Commission, however, the letter could be submitted after JPD’s budget submission on February 21st and before June 1st.
• No public comments.

7. Election of Commission President and Vice President (DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEM)
• COMM Beijen nominated COMM Chang for President, second by COMM Woodson. The Commissioners voted and there were seven “Ayes.” COMM Chang was elected President.
No public comments.
• COMM Chang nominated COMM Beijen for Vice President, second by COMM Albright. The Commissioners voted and there were seven “Ayes.” COMM Beijen was elected Vice President.
• No public comments.

8. Future Agenda Items (ACTION ITEM)


• Full Commission Offsite Meeting Locations and Dates: 
    -Chief Siffermann suggested Supervisor Avalos’ district; the Beacon Center (District 11); 
    -COMM Chang suggested John O’Connell High School (District 9) and Harvey Milk Center (District 8); 
    -COMM Jones suggested Potrero Hill Neighborhood House (District 10) and Eureka Valley Center (District 8); 
    -COMM Chang suggested to hold the meetings in April; July or August; and October.
• No public comments.

9. Adjournment (ACTION ITEM)
• The meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.