Veterans' Affairs Commission - June 13, 2017 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
June 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

City and County of San Francisco
Mailing Address: S.F. Veterans Affairs Commission
City Hall, 1 Goodlett Place, Room 416
San Francisco, CA 94102
Jun 13, 2017 SFVAC Meeting Minutes


Call to Order: Having achieved a Quorum (see Roll Call, below), the June 13, 2017, General Meeting (of the SFVAC) was called to order (in City Hall Hearing Room #416) by Chair, (and) Secretary Dottie Guy (in the absence of Pres. M. Maffei, and VP D. Kennedy) at 6:00pm. Meeting started with the traditional Pledge of Allegiance.  

Roll Call: In Attendance for the Meeting: (12) Commissioners: Barnickel, Chasteen, Flaherty, Guy, Joiner, Marshall, Miller, Noetzel, Olivieri, Weeby, and Wong.
Absent: All Excused: Commissioners: Dacumos, Kennedy, Maffei, Campbell
There was no City Attorney present at the meeting.

Note: Commission strength currently at 15 members, with one Mayoral Appointed, and one VAC Appointed Vacancy. 

Approval of AGENDA: 

A. Motion was made by Comm. Noetzel (2nd Comm. Wong) to accept Agenda as submitted. A Vote to Accept Agenda was unanimously approved. 

Review of Minutes of Previous VAC meeting  Motion to Approve draft of Minutes for VAC meeting of June 9, 2017 (as written by Sec’y D. Guy), was made by Comm. Barnickel and Seconded by Comm. Campbell. Without objection, subject MINUTES were APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY. 

Agenda item 1 – Call for PUBLIC COMMENTNo Public Comment was offered. 

Agenda item 2 - Officers Reports

A. President’s Report: No Report: President Maffei was absent (excused)
B. Vice Presidents Report: No Report: Vice-President Kennedy was absent (excused)
C. Secretary’s Report; Secretary Guy reported that Public Notice and all relevant documents for this meeting were distributed timely and as per distribution schedules. 

Agenda Item 3. OLD Business – : None

Agenda Item 4. NEW Business – 

  1. Presentation on Proposed VAC By-Laws Change, Comm. Noetzel, Lead.

    Comm. Noetzel began with a presentation on the importance of Ethics training.

  2. Proposed Resolutions, Comm. Olivieri, Lead.

    Comm. Olivieri began with a presentation.

  3. Presentation on the Geary Bus Rapid Transit Project (with Ms. Liz Brisson), Comm. Olivieri, Lead: Ms. Brisson made a 10-minute presentation covering recent, and proposed advancements in Transportation Services at MUNY, and in particular, with respect to improvements underway on the 38 Geary line. She answered questions about improvement of bus service to the VA Medical Center, at Ft. Miley. 

Agenda Item 5. Veterans Related Legislation. – Commissioner Wong presented updates on Veterans Legislation. 

Agenda Item 6. Announcements – Commissioners made announcements regarding upcoming veteran related events. 

Agenda Item 7. Honors Report and Moment of Silence: In memory of American Armed Service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice in all wars and conflicts, plus the passing of homeless veterans and veterans who died while waiting approval of benefits requests and suicides within the veterans and armed services community. 

Agenda Item 8. ADJOURNMENT (At 6:45pm)
Minutes of the 6/13/17 VAC Meeting written Steve Noetzel