Annual Report - 2005-2006

2005-2006 Annual Report



1800 Oakdale Avenue, Suite B

San Francisco, California 94124

Telephone: (415) 821-1534

Event Schedule: (415) 821-0921

Facsimile: (415) 821-1627









July 1, 2005 – June 30, 2006

The Southeast Community Facility Commission is pleased to present this Annual Statement of Purpose and Annual Report to the Mayor, Board of Supervisors, and the Citizens of San Francisco

Southeast Community Facility SECF Commission

Commission: Staff:

Bobbrie Brown, President Toye Moses, Executive Director

Juan R. Fuentes, Vice President Ernestine Braxton, Jr. Mngmnt. Asst.

Willie B. Kennedy Annette Price, Commission Secretary

Harrison Parker, Sr. Mariejie Arguelles, Clerk Typist

Louise C. Jones

Kenneth J. Sampson

Ronald Person


July 1, 2005 - June 30, 2006

Background History

The Southeast Community Facility (SECF) Commission located at 1800 Oakdale Avenue was established in 1987 by Ordinance SEC. 54.1 of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The Southeast Community Facility was built as a mitigation measure in return for the Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP) community's acceptance of the Southeast Water Treatment Plant in the midst of their neighborhood.

Additionally, and in order to obtain the approval for the construction of this sewage treatment plant, the City agreed to operate and maintain, at City cost, this facility for the benefit of the community. The members of the SECF Commission are appointed and serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.

The Southeast Community Facility (SECF) located at 1800 Oakdale Avenue is a community-based/oriented facility with numerous programs and services. The facility also has an educational/training complex leased by the San Francisco Community College District. Most of the programs are non-profit in status making them affordable to the public. We also offer a wide range of assistance in the areas of employment opportunities, tax preparation, voter registration, and scholarship awards. This being a City structure, the Sunshine Ordinance mandates that public notices are disseminated in time to allow residents an opportunity to attend functions at the facility.

The SEC Facility is such that it is centrally located and easily accessible to the public. Outside agencies have used the facilities (Alex Pitcher Community Room and E.P.Mills Community Center) to hold events, such as training workshops/seminars, job/health fairs, election polls, graduation/award ceremonies, etc. Government agencies and politicians have requested that town-hall meetings be held in the facilities to acquaint the residents of current events, and in times of crisis, to inform the community.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of the SECF Commission is to review and provide guidance regarding the operations of the SEC Facility and other facilities under its jurisdiction.

The yearly goal of the SECF Commission is to continue to promote/advocate improving the general economic, physical, health, public safety and welfare of all residents of San Francisco, particularly the BVHP Community.

Fiscal Year 2005-2006

Highlights of the Year

The Southeast Community Facility (SECF) Commission continues to oversee the operation and maintenance of the SEC Facility, the Greenhouse, the Earl P. Mills Community Facility, and the three satellite childcare centers (Captain Shorey Infant Daycare Program, Martin Luther King Childcare Center and Sojourner Truth Childcare Center). Florence Crittenden Services was awarded the contract to provide childcare services at the Captain Shorey Community Center, 1030 Oakdale Avenue.

The SECF Commission also continues to advocate for and support BVHP community organizations, and health, welfare and economic development activities beneficial to all San Francisco residents, with emphasis on increasing opportunities for those who are disfranchised in the BVHP area.

The Fiscal Year 2005-2006 has been a year of significant accomplishment for the SECF Commission. As part of Mayor Gavin Newsom's commitment to revitalizing the BVHP neighborhood, the San Francisco Southeast Sector Resource Directory was created. This directory was updated during this past fiscal year and the fourth edition is ready for publication and will be widely distributed throughout the City and made available to the general public

The 4th edition of the Southeast Sector Resource Directory is a valuable source for "informing the residents of San Francisco of the wealth of civic, religious, economic and social institutions available in the BVHP neighborhood". In addition to listing the businesses serving the Bayview Hunters Point area, we have included organizations, churches, financial/legal assistance, medical/family support services, educational/training locations, and childcare facilities.

On July 14, 2005: Mr. Pat Brooks, Lead Remedial Project Manager, United States Navy gave a General update on clean-up issues at the BVHP Shipyard.

On July 27, 2005: Ms. Susan Leal, General Manager of S.F. Public Utilities Commission; Marge Vizcarra, Commercial Division of PUC/Customer Service Bureau; Tommy Moala, PUC/Wastewater Enterprise Division discussed Operation of Public Utilities Commission and hosted Community Night to share SFPUC programs & customer services along with other City programs.

On August 11, 2005: Mr. Gary McIntyre, Project Manager for Bayview Hunters Point Lennar gave update on BVHP Shipyard Phase I

Mr. William P. Siffermann, Chief Probation Officer, Juvenile Probation Department discussed:
Juvenile delinquency, crime, law and fair justice

On August 24, 2005: Ms. Ilona McGriff, MPA spoke on: Historical facts on Bayview Hunters Point Shipyard

Mr. Peter Gabancho, Project Manager of the Bayview Connections/Mendell Plaza Project gave update on the Mendell Pedestrian Plaza

Highlights of the Year (cont.)

On September 8, 2005: Ms. Juanita Santana, Executive Director, San Francisco State University discussed: Operation of the SF Headstart Center Childcare Program at the Southeast Facility, number of low-income families served from 94124, and their ethnicity.

Mr. Kofi Bonner, Vice President of Lennar/BVHP Partners was extended an invitation to a get-acquainted meeting and give update on the status of the Bayview-Hunter's Point Shipyard

On September 28, 2005: Chancellor Philip Day, City College of San Francisco gave a General update on City College of San Francisco and the Southeast Campus

Dean Veronica Hunnicutt, CCSF Southeast Campus discussed: Possibility of a stem cell research-training program at CCSF Southeast Campus

October 13, 2005: Mr. Luis Herrera, San Francisco City Librarian spoke on Available resources to residents of San Francisco, most especially the Southeast sector

October 27, 2005: Mr. William Siffermann, Chief Probation Officer, S.F. Juvenile Probation Department and Mr. David Onek, Deputy Director, Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice spoke on: S.F. Juvenile Probation Department Youth Court Proposal

February 9, 2006: Mr. Adam Gubser, Transportation Planner, Municipal Transportation Agency discussed: Traffic Calming Projects"

February 22, 2006: Mr. Tyrone Jue & Mr. Samuel Murray, SFPUC gave an update on: "SFPUC Sewer System Master Plan"

March 9, 2006: Ms. Lynn Westry, Community Behavioral Health Services spoke on: The impact of violence on mental health in Bayview Hunter's Point

April 13, 2006: Captain Albert Pardini, SFPD Bayview Station was extended an invitation to a get-acquainted meeting and discussion on surveillance cameras in BVHP

April 26, 2006: Mr. Trent Rhorer, Executive Director, Dept. of Human Services gave an Overview of the Dept. of Human Services

Mr. Jacob Moody, Executive Director BVHP Foundation spoke on: Services offered by Bayview Hunters Point Foundation

May 11, 2006: Mr. Fred V. Abadi, Director of Department of Public Works (DPW) and Mohammad Nuru, Deputy Director gave a General Overview of DPW and services provided

May 24, 2006: Ms. Gwen Chan, Interim Superintendent of Schools, San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) gave update on: Bayview Hunters Point Dream Schools

June 8, 2006: Mr. Lewis Harrison, Bureau of Environmental Regulation & Management (BERM) spoke on: SF Dental Mercury Reduction Program.

Policy Management

As legislatively mandated, implemented and enacted, the following are policies and directives adopted by the SECF Commission:

·Handle all logistical arrangements for the SECF Commission and its committee meetings two - three times monthly.

·Implement new security measures after the 911 and recent terrorist incidents by installing an electric gate and intercom system in the Southeast Facility parking lot area. Also installed were new security cameras for the administrative office.

·In conjunction with the Real Estate Department continue to manage the lease agreements for space usage at the four facilities under the "General Fund" budget.

·In conjunction with the PUC/Commercial Land Management Department continue to manage lease agreements for use of space at the Southeast Community Facility and Greenhouse under the "Clean Water Fund" budget. The lease for the Green House that was renewed to Decorative Plant Services is now responsible for all maintenance costs related to the Greenhouse.

·Insure compliance with all relevant City, State and Federal laws and regulations including but not limited to, capital improvement grants, lease/contract agreements and work/service orders.

·Maintain compliance with regulatory requirements; especially those of the American Disabilities Act (ADA).

Outreach to Government, Business, Community Organizations and Interested Individuals:

Business Development

The SECF Commission is very committed to the economic revitalization of Bayview Hunters Point and wants to see Mayor Gavin Newsom's vision of jobs, housing and economic vitality for area residents become a reality. The SECF Commission's continued efforts include written letters of support for businesses, individuals and community organizations seeking support in promoting or bringing business to the BVHP. The SECF Commission has also invited public officials, representatives/entrepreneurs from business enterprises to address and inform/educate the Commission and the community-at-large: Mr. Gary McIntyre, Lennar/BVHP and Ms. Clem Clark, Lennar/BVHP updated the SECF Commission and BVHP Community on the status of Interim Marketplace at the Hunters Point Shipyard.

The SECFC would like to extend personal thanks to the following individuals/organizations for volunteering time, contributing monetary and in-kind donations toward the Southeast Community Facility Commission Community Leaders Upcoming Mural Project:

Susan Leal, PUC General Manager, Heidi Hardin, Think Round Inc., Messrs. Greg George and Keith Jackson, Home Depot; Mr. Kofi Bonner, BVHP Lennar; and the host of individuals who have graciously volunteered their time.

Health & Environmental

·The SECF Commission continued to receive calls from local residents about the problem of BVHP/Navy Shipyard close-up and clean up. This issue was transmitted to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi as well as to Mayor Gavin Newsom. The community is very grateful to both Mayor Newsom and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi for their continued support.

·PG&E finally closed the long awaited BVHP Plant in May, 2006. The community was overjoyed.

·Mr. Pat Brooks, Lead Remedial Project Manager, United States Navy re: General update on the clean-up issues at the BVHP Shipyard.

Public Safety

The SECF Commission
, who is aware and concerned about the need for public safety throughout the City, invited certain parties to specifically address these issues:

· Captain Albert Pardini of the Bayview Police Station was invited to discuss crime deterrents in BVHP. Since his assignment to the Bayview Police Station, he has implemented additional crime deterrents, such as surveillance cameras and patrol beats. Captain Pardini's main goal is to reduce the crimes and make the BVHP area safer for those who reside and work in the Southeast sector. The SECF Commission, the staff, as well as the inhabitants of the southeast sector sincerely agreed and supported his goals.

FY 2005-2006 Budget

The SECF Commission's FY 2005-2006 budget was $956,080 of Southeast Community Facility Fund allocation and $196,060 of General Fund allocation. The SECF Commission would like to increase its budget to take care of some of the infrastructure problems associated with the facilities. With lack of funds, minor repairs become major projects, which in the long term not only costs the City more, but also aggravates tenants and hampers community relations.

Membership and Administration

The SECF Commission has seven members appointed by the Mayor, a staff of four full-time and one clerical assistant. The current Commissioners are: President Bobbrie Brown, Vice President Juan Fuentes, Louise Jones, Willie Kennedy, Harrison Parker, Ronald Person, and Kenneth Sampson.

The SECF Commission also has four Sub-committees: Facilities Committee chaired by Commissioner Kennedy (Focuses on tenants leases and rules & regulations for rental of Alex Pitcher Community Room and Earl P. Mills Auditorium); Health, Housing & Safety Committee chaired by Commissioner Person (Focuses on health and safety issues); Community Outreach Committee chaired by Commissioner Juan Fuentes (Focuses on issues pertaining to the tenants, programs, community outreach, education), newly formed Southeast Community Facility Commission Advisory Group, SECFC/CAG chaired by Shirley Jones, (Focuses on community issues and concerns).

The FY `05-06 Staff was headed by Toye Moses, Executive Director (to the Commission); Annette Price, Commission Secretary (handles correspondence and agenda items, attends meetings/transcribes minutes, and performs routine office tasks); Ernestine Braxton, Jr. Mgmt. Assistant responsible for coordinating all inter-departmental work/service orders; and Mariejie Arguelles, Clerical Assistant (coordinates community room rentals/activities, performs routine office tasks, and assists in mailers). There are two work-ordered personnel assigned from the Department of Public Works/Bureau of Building Repair (Stationary Engineer and Custodian).

Through the Mayor's Youth Employment and Education Program (MYEEP), the Young Community Developers (YCD), and the PUC/Summer Youth Program Project PULL, the SECF Commission has been very fortunate to have talented local high school students assist in the Commission's clerical work and outreach to the community during the summer break.

The Future & In-coming Year

As legislatively mandated, the Commission will continue to:

· Advocate for improving the general economic, physical, health, safety and welfare of the residents of the southeast sector while ensuring the safe operation of the SEC Facility, the Greenhouse, Earl P. Mills Center and the three satellite childcare facilities.

· Maintain good relations with residents and community groups within the southeast sector, the Mayor's office, Board of Supervisors, government officials, and all residents of San Francisco.

· Encourage local tenants to take stake in the community by becoming home and property owners, and work with developers to increase the percentage of affordable units for sale in development projects in the BVHP.

· Work with potential business and housing developers to ensure maximum community benefit opportunities written into the "owner participation agreements".

· Uphold its partnership with the Mayor's Office of Community Neighborhood and Department of Public Works in promoting clean safe and neighborhoods in San Francisco.

· Maintain agreement with American Red Cross since the SEC Facility is designated to serve as an Emergency Red Cross shelter site in case of an earthquake or natural disaster.

· Maintain an ongoing communication with MUNI regarding the Third Street Light Rail Project and planning process.

· Work in conjunction with the Real Estate Department on the management of leases and agreements for property usage at the four childcare facilities under the General Fund budget.

· Work in conjunction with the PUC/Land management Division in the management of leaseagreement for the SEC Facility and the Greenhouse under the Clean Water Fund Budget.

· Work closely with the PUC General Manager and the PUC/External Affairs in strengthening communication links with the public on broader issues of community concern.

Community Partnerships in the Coming Year

The SECF Commission will continue to foster working relationships with the following local/city agencies and state/federal officials:

The Mayor/Office of the Mayor, Board of Supervisors, PUC/General Manager, Mayor's Office of Community Development, City Attorney's Office, San Francisco Police Department Bayview Station, Real Estate Department, Dept. of Human Services/Southeast One Stop, Public Defender Office/Clean Slate Program, Assemblyman Mark Leno's Office, Senator Carole Migden's office, Redevelopment Agency, SF Housing Authority, Parks & Recreation, Department of Public Works, Department of Public Health, MUNI, Mayor's Hunters Point Shipyard Citizen Advisory Committee, US Navy's Restoration Advisory Committee, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's Office, Department of Health Services, etc.

In addition, the following private developers, churches, and community-based organizations:

Young Community Developers, Goodwill Industry, Alanique Consultant Company, Providence Baptist Church, The Infusion One, Southeast Alliance for Environmental Justice, BVHP/Project Area Committee, Third Street Light Rail Advisory Committee, BVHP Foundation, Southeast Community College Campus, Bayview Merchants Association, Tenants/Community Room Users, BVHP Opera House, BVHP Rotary Club, BAYCAT, Residents of Southeast Sector, (ROSES), etc.

In conclusion the SECF Commission will continue to foster its commitment in improving the quality of life for the residents of the Southeast Sector.

Respectfully submitted,

TOYE MOSES, Executive Director
Southeast Community Facility Commission