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Minutes for October 28, 2009
Southest Community Facility Commission
1800 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124 Suite B
Alex Pitcher Community Room
1.0 CALL TO ORDER
Commissioner Vice-Chair Louise C. Jones called the Wednesday, October 28, 2009 meeting to order at 6:05 p.m. in the Alex L. Pitcher Community Room at 1800 Oakdale Avenue. Commissioner Jones read the Sunshine Ordinance.
1.1 ROLL CALL
6:07 P.M. Acting Commission Secretary – Lee Ann Prifti
Commissioners Present: Brown, Churchwell, Chung, Jones, Yang
Commissioners Excused: Kennedy, Sampson
Staff Present:: Toye Moses, Executive Director
Kenneth Olivencia, Management Assistant
Jutinut Pholsith, Sr. Clk. Typist
1.2 CONSENT CALENDAR
Commission Vice –Chair Louise C. Jones announced the
It was moved by Commissioner Churchwell and seconded by Commissioner Yang to accept the minutes of Thursday, October 8, 2009. The minutes were approved.
2.0 Acting Commission secretary announced the following:
a) Press Release: Mayor Newsom Marks the 5th Anniversary of Project Homeless Connect by announcing 10,000 Homeless have left San Francisco streets and shelter system.
b) Press Release: Mayor Newsom announces San Francisco’s
HIN1/Swine Flu Vaccination Plans
b) Press Release: Mayor Newsom announces Lowe’s store
Construction underway in Bayview-Hunters- Point
d) Press Release: Mayor Newsom and ABS-CBN International hold
Filipino American History Month Celebration on
Wednesday, October 28, 2009, in City Hall.
Vice-Chair Jones advises that there is no report from the Commission
President Kennedy at this time.
7.0 HEALTH AND HOUSING AD HOC COMMITTEE REPORT
Vice-Chair reported that the overview and purpose of the Ad-Hoc committee was presented. The date of the Fair was set, it will be
held on May 22, 2010 and the date for the regular monthly meetings
was set to be the second Friday of each month at 1:00 PM.
Most of the Principals were there that day or they sent a representative.
They discussed the ways in which sustainability of Diabetes and Obesity
Education was occurring in their schools. They will continue to hold
Walkathons and additional focus will be on diet and exercise such as
Jump-rope competitions, nurses will check student’ health records and BMI. The schools will develop clubs for recycling and ecology. Dr. Parker stated that all activities for the student must be fun and enjoyable for them so that they will want to participate.
Another discussion was to involve the following agencies: the SFPD, the SFFD, Breath Mobile, Recreation & Park, Public Health, UCSF, Kaiser.
City College Culinary Department, Bayview-Hunters Point Merchants, Rotary Club, Churches, News Media. Commissioner Jones has already had a meeting with the Sun Reporter and they haven’t committed to covering the Health Fair, but Commissioner Jones will be meeting with them again and she believes that they will be covering it. It is also important to get a budget in place early and to develop an action plan. A model garden was proposed.
Commissioner Jones has called Dr. Katz of DPH and she is calling on
the Chancellor of City College regarding the Culinary Department participating in the Fair in terms of healthy food. She will call the Fire Department.
Sam Murray will be responsible for developing the banners to be placed
at the schools and other strategic locations in the Bayview-Hunters Point
area. Sam Murray will also work with Decorative Plants to develop the
Garden. The next meeting will be November 13, 2009, at l: 00 p.m.
8.0 STAFF/DIRECTOR REPORT
Executive Director Toye Moses reported that the budget is still in preparation and he will keep them advised as it progresses. A
small security incident occurred during the past week. Ken Olivencia reported that a homeless person came on the property who was know to have a $60,000 bail and when the campus police approached him, he took off running across the property and took the police on a chase around the
facility then jumped over the fence and ran down the railroad tracks.
He took the police through the building, down into the parking lot, over
the fence for about 45 minutes before being apprehended . This incident
brings to light the need for proper security and to be vigilant.
Ken reported that the Head Start Child Development Center has been
completed. All of the Abatement has been completed and certified
safe for the children. They have returned to playing in the Yard. All
of the shrubberies, all of the grass, and the dirt has been sanitized as well
as the paint are back and whole again.
Dr Moses commented on security inside the building being very good, but
that outside there are security issue. He advised that there is a new police Captain Greg Suhr who will be invited to a future meeting.
9.0 SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC UTILITES COMMISSION STAFF REPORT
Greg Mayer, Operations Manager, reported that the PUC had followed
through on their promise for a policy on Environmental Justice. Key provisions will provide training for all PUC employees to follow and implement this policy. It can be found in “Currents” on line.
Mr. Mayer emphasized that the two recent storms that rushed through San
Francisco causing flooding and demonstrating the vulnerability of our system and the need for our Master Plan and our 100 year old sewer system to be addressed. The Wastewater Collections Division received 238 calls during the rain and they responded to 160 calls by midnight which was only an 8 hour period.
10.0 PUBLIC COMMENT
No public comment at this time.
11 NEW BUSINESS REQUESTS
Dr. Moses advised again that a new Police Captain, Greg Suhr, began
assignment on Monday, October 26, 2009. Captain Suhr has been
with the PUC and Dr. Moses will be sending a letter inviting Captain Suhr to attend the November 13th meeting.
Dr. Moses discussed with Commission President Kennedy to hold a
joint meeting with the Citizen’s Advisory Committee, and Project ______
and the Commission.
Dr. Moses also advised that he will be taking 3 day trip to Philadelphia to
attend the American Public Health Conference.
Commissioner Churchwell announced that the NAACP is holding its
100th Anniversary celebration at the 55 Park Hotel, S.F. on November 7th
starting at 6:00 p.m., tickets are $100 per person, $1000 per table.
Vice-Chair Jones adjourned the meeting at 6:35 p.m.