OFFICIAL MEETING NOTICE
VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMISSION
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – 6:00 pm
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VICTOR OLIVIERI, PRESIDENT
IKRAM MANSORI, VICE-PRESIDENT
STEPHEN MARTIN-PINTO, SECRETARY
WILLIAM BARNICKEL, MATTHEW BRAUER, DOUGLAS BULLARD, HANLEY CHAN,
DEBORAH DACUMOS, GEORGE ISHIKATA, JEFF MARSHALL, CHRISTOPHER MCDONALD, COURTNEY MILLER, MYLES TUCKER, RAYMOND WONG
CALL TO ORDER
Raised hand function
New Liaison Meeting Template was Updated
Committee Reports are due the Friday morning before VAC meeting
Useful retreat – delineated a lot of work for the year
Met with Mayor’s Office and DA’s Office on non-profit audit
Met with City Administrator and Mayor’s office on VAC funding/staffing
Vice President Mansori
Mayor’s certificate of appreciation
Legislative Committee – Commissioner Tucker
- CVSO funding and staffing
Finance Committee – Commissioner Marshall
Communications Committee – Commissioner Bullard
- Social media and email updates
Events Committee – Commissioner Barnickel
- List of veterans-related events around city and state
Rules Committee – Commissioner Ishikata
Ad Hoc Committee – Commissioner Miller
District 1: Sup. Chan – Commissioner Ishikata
District 2: Sup. Stefani – Commissioner Miller
District 3: Sup. Peskin – Commissioner McDonald
District 4: Sup. Mar – Commissioner Wong
District 5: Sup. Preston – Commissioner Dacumos
District 6: Sup. Haney – Commissioner Mansori
District 7: Sup. Melgar – Commissioner Martin-Pinto
District 8: Sup. Mandelman – Commissioner Marshall
District 9: Sup. Ronen – Commissioner Chan
District 10: Sup. Walton* – Commissioner Tucker
District 11: Sup. Safai – Commissioner Bullard
APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
February Regular Meeting Minutes
Veterans Preference in BMR [Action Item]
Update from County Veterans Service Office (CVSO) [Information/Discussion]
- Data collected to perform comparative study
- Budget data
Letter to Executive Director of Disability and Aging Services [Action Item]
Veterans Annual Policy Summit [Action Item]
- Invitee list
Review of applications for vacancies to Veteran’s Affairs Commission [Action Item]
- Currently 3 vacancies with 12 applicants
This is the opportunity for members of the Veterans Affairs Commission to share special thanks and congratulatory remarks for the good welfare taking place in the veterans community.
This is the opportunity for members of the public to directly address the Commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Commission but not on the agenda. Members of the public may address the Commission for up to two minutes.
Each member of the public will be allotted the same number of minutes to speak, except that public speakers using translation assistance will be allowed to testify for twice the amount of the public testimony time limit. If simultaneous translation services are used, speakers will be governed by the public testimony time limit applied to speakers not requesting translation assistance. The President of the Commission may limit the total testimony to 30 minutes.
Members of the public who want a document placed on the overhead for display should clearly state such and subsequently remove the document when they want the screen to return to live coverage of the meeting.
HONORS REPORT AND MOMENT OF SILENCE
In memory of American service members in all wars and conflicts who made the ultimate sacrifice. We also remember the passing of homeless veterans, veterans who died while awaiting approval of benefits, and suicides within the veteran’s community and the Armed Services.
This document is Official Business of the Veterans Affairs Commission, City and County of San Francisco. It is part of the official Public Record of the City and County of San Francisco.
Public Records are covered under the State of California Brown Act, as well as the Sunshine Ordinance of the City and County of San Francisco. These acts ensure that deliberations of City Business are conducted “before the People,” and that City and County operations are open to the People’s review.
For information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code), or to report a violation of the ordinance, please contact the Administrator of the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force.
Veterans Affairs Commission Meetings:
General meetings of the SFVAC are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month, with the exception for the month of July, when there is no scheduled SF VAC meeting, and are held in Room 416 in City Hall.
Meeting confirmation, and specific announcement of general meetings are made via public posting of the Meeting Agenda as required by law, at least 72 hours prior to scheduled meetings. Agendas for SFVAC meetings (and archived meeting minutes) are available on the SFVAC Pages of the City of San Francisco website, and are also available for public view and inspection at the 5th Floor Government Information Center at the San Francisco Public Library, at 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. The documents librarian telephone number is (415) 554-4472.
City Hall of San Francisco is wheelchair accessible via all entrances. There is wheelchair accessible public parking nearby, including the underground garage at the north side of City Hall. The nearby BART/MUNI station (Civic Center) is wheelchair accessible as are nearby city bus lines and stops. For more public transit information services, call (415) 923-6142 or dial 311.