Annual Report 2007-2008

2007-2008 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, 2007 – June 30, 2008

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 Staff:


Bobbrie Brown, President Toye Moses, Executive Director

Louise C. Jones Joseph Singh, Mgmt. Asst.

Willie B. Kennedy Carla Vaughn, Commission Secretary

Kenneth J. Sampson Cheryl-Berna Adams, Clerk Typist

Caesar Churchwell

Karen Chung

Helen Yang


July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008

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-Hunter's 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 2007-2008

Highlights of the Year

The Southeast Community Facility (SECF) Commission continues to oversee the operation and maintenance of the SEC Facility, the Greenhouse and continues to have an advisory role with respect to significant decisions relating to the use of 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), including the opportunity to review and provide comments on any and all future leasing activity. 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 2007-2008 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 is currently being 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 updated 4th edition of the Southeast Sector Resource Directory is a valuable source for "informing the San Francisco residents about the wealth of civic, religious, economic and social institutions available in the BVHP neighborhood". In addition to listing the businesses serving the Bayview-Hunter's Point area, we have included organizations, churches, financial/legal assistance, medical/family support services, educational/training locations, and childcare facilities.

On July 12, 2007: Jeannette Fisher-Kouadio, Esq., presented on Estate planning and probate properties specifically in the BVHP community.

Laura O'Heir, PUC Senior Industrial Hygienist, presented on Lead Dust Wipe Sampling on Tiles at Head-Start Playground Snake.

On July 25, 2007: Edwin M. Lee, City Administrator, presented on the San Francisco Slavery Disclosure Ordinance .

Alfred Williams, Board President, SF African-American Historical Cultural Society, presented on the history of the San Francisco Slavery Disclosure Ordinance .

On August 22, 2007: Jonathan Loiacono, SFPUC Principal Engineer, presented on the Sewar System Master Plan, Rebuild and Sitting of the Southeast Digesters .

Highlights of the Year (cont.)

September 13, 2007: Scott Falcone, Development Director of the Citizens Housing Corporation presented on Affordable Housing Program .

October 11, 2007: Lewis Harrison, SFPUC/Manager Water Pollution Prevention, Kerri Ving, SFPUC/BioFuel Coordinator, presented a project to locate a bio-fuel program on the Southeast Facility property.

Eric Smith, Green Depot, presented Working with Bay View Industries to Address Air Quality & Health Issues (specifically asthma) for BVHP Residents .

October 24, 2007: Carlos Garcia, Superintendent of Schools, presented on Continuation of the BVHP Dream Schools , Academic Achievement Levels for SF Children , and Extracurricular Programs .

November 28, 2007: Nathaniel Ford, Executive Director/CEO SF Municipal Transportation Agency presented on Third Street Light Rail Project .

January 10, 2008
: Tommy Moala, Acting Assistant General Manager/SFPUC Wastewater Enterprise presented on SFPUD Wastewater Enterprise and It's Vision for the Bay View Hunter's Point Residents .

January 23, 2008: Peg Divine, SFDPW, Senior Project Manager presented on Draft Environmental Impact Report .

February 27, 2008: Fred Blackwell, Executive Director SF Redevelopment Agency, Introduction to the Community .

James Blanding, of Providence Foundation of San Francisco presented on 52-Unit Affordable Senior Housing Development in the Bay View .

March 13, 2008: Captain John Loftus, SFPD-Bay View Station re: Crime and Violence Prevention in the Bay View Hunter's Point Community.

April 23, 2008: Angelo King, President Project Area Committee of Bay View Hunter's Point provided an update on the Project Area Committee Goals for the Bay View Hunter's Point Community.

Brajah Norris, Executive Director Office of Small Business, presented on Assistance Center Grand Opening .

Saturday, April 26, 2008: Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House had seminar on Housing Foreclosure Assistance Workshop at the Alex Pitcher Community Room. The free confidential counseling workshop was for over 1000 San Franciscans who were struggling with or worried about facing foreclosure. The credit counselors in attendance provided very valuable on-site assistance information on options available to help them keep their homes.

May 28, 2008: Adrienne Pon, Director, Mayor's Office of Community Development presented on Overview and Vision for the community development of Bay View Hunter's Point .

June 25, 2008: Tiffany Bohee, Project Manager, Mayor's Office of Workforce Development presented an Overview of Hunter's Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point Integrated Development Project and Sustainability Plan .

Tony Caruso, Decorative Plants/Bay View Hunter's Point Greenhouse Association, presented on Plant Sale in Partnership with local Bay View Hunter's Point organizations .

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/intercom system in the Southeast Facility parking lot area. Also installed were new security cameras for the administrative office and the perimeter of parking lot area.

·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:

SECF Founder's Mural and Dedication

In November of 2007, a Mural, depicting the founders of the Southeast Community Facility Commission was completed. Local Bayview artist, Santee Huckaby, painted the mural. The dedication ceremony for the mural was also held in November. In attendance were Shirley Jones, Espanola Jackson, and Ethyl Garlington, three of the remaining co-founders. Speeches were given by City Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, Dwayne Jones, and Claude Everhart, among others. The Event turned out to be a great success with refreshments for the attendees following the dedication.

ADA-Compliance Upgrades

Beginning­ January of 2008, the PUC has been funding a large-scale project to ensure that all entry ways, restrooms, water faucets, ramps and general walkways on the SECF premises are ADA-compliant. This project is due to be completed toward the end of August, 2008.

HVAC upgrades for SECF

The SECF building is also in the midst of having its HVAC systems upgraded. This project is being funded by the PUC as well. The boiler and chiller are scheduled to be replaced during this upgrade. The HVAC upgrade work began in late February of 2008 and is planned to be completed by late November, 2008.

Lead paint in Snake Sculpture and fences near Headstart Childcare Center.

Lead was discovered in the tiling on the snake sculpture located in the playground area of the Childcare Facility at the SECF. The play area with the snake sculpture was then immediately barricaded by PUC Health and Safety personnel. It was decided by the SECF Commission that the snake be completely removed for the safety of all, especially the children attending the Childcare Center. This decision was made with the advice of PUC Health and Safety Officials.

The fences along the rear of the SECF building, next to the Childcare area and parking lot, were also discovered to have lead-contained paint. This fencing is currently being removed and being replaced with unpainted fencing.

Business Development

The SECF Commission is very committed to the economic revitalization of Bayview-Hunter's 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. Alton Byrd, Lennar/BVHP who updated the SECF Commission and BVHP Community on the status of Interim Marketplace located at the Bayview Opera House.

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 Founders Mural Project:

Ed Harington, PUC General Manager, Susan Leal, former 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's Health and Housing Ad Hoc subcommittee, headed by Commissioner Louise Jones, works on issues related to the health and environment of the community, most especially health issues impacting children and young adults. The Ad-hoc subcommittee organized a health fair in the Alex Pitcher community room of the SECF. The health fair was titled: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, and Families First. The fair targeted the diabetes and obesity issue facing youth in the Bayview-Hunter's Point community. Three Bayview Hunter's Point elementary schools; George Washington Carver, Bret Harte and Drew participated in the health fair by providing assistance in advertising and promoting the event to students and their families. The event was a success with students and families from each of the three schools in attendance. Various community organizations also provided food, nutritional information/giveaways as well as raffle prizes for students, their families and community members as well. With the success of this initial health fair sponsored by the SECF Commission and held at the SECF, it was decided unanimously by the SECF Commissioners that this should become an annual event for the community.

Public Safety

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

· The Captain John Loftus of the Bayview Police Station was invited to discuss his vision of crime prevention in BVHP. Captain Loftus's presentation provided 2006 vs. 2007 crime statistics, information regarding sub-stations located in public housing areas, and examples of police involvement within community organizations, such as Boys and Girls clubs and the Milton Meyer Center. Captain Loftus also announced the unveiling of the Shot Spotter System, a gunfire protection system, recently rolled out in the Bay View District and scheduled to be provided to the Western Addition Community.

FY 2007-2008 Budget

The SECF Commission's FY 2007-2008 budget was $976,210 of Southeast Community Facility Fund allocation. The SECF Commission would like to increase its budget to hire more staff and also 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 cost the City more, but also aggravate tenants and hampers community relations.

Membership and Administration

The SECF Commission has seven members appointed by the Mayor, a staff of three full-time and one clerical assistant. The current Commissioners are: President Bobbrie Brown, Louise Jones, Willie B. Kennedy, Caesar Churchwell, Kenneth Sampson, Karen Chung, and Helen Yang.

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

The FY `07-08 Staff was headed by Toye Moses, Executive Director (to the Commission); Carla Vaughn, Commission Secretary (handles correspondence and agenda items, attends meetings/transcribes minutes, and performs routine office tasks); Joseph Singh, Mgmt. Assistant responsible for coordinating all inter-departmental work/service orders; and Cheryl Berne' Adams, 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 and the Earl P. Mills Center Auditorium.

· Maintain good relations with residents and community groups within the southeast sector, the Mayor's office, Board of Supervisors, government officials, BVH Project Area Committee, Mayor Shipyard Citizen Advisory Committee, Young Community Developers, 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 and safe 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. In the process of designing/building a food storage bunker to be use for feeding Southeast residents in case of an earthquake.

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

. Continue to manage Alex Pitcher Community Room as well as the E.P. Mills Auditorium at 100 Whitney Young Circle.

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

· Work closely with the PUC, General Manager Ed Harrington and the PUC/Wastewater Enterprise in strengthening communication links with the public on broader issues of community concern.

Community Partnerships in the Coming Year

The SECF Commission and its staff 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, with 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, 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 and work vigorously to ensure effectiveness of the BVHP Employment/Housing and Contracting Policy

The SECF Commission will also continue to promote diversity, health, safety as well as professional development of its employees

Respectfully submitted,

TOYE MOSES, Executive Director
Southeast Community Facility Commission