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Thursday, August 9, 207

6:00 P.M.

1800 Oakdale Avenue

San Francisco, CA  94124




1.0    Call to Order
Commissioner Bobbrie Brown called the Thursday, August 9, 2007 meeting to order at 6:07 p.m. in the Suite B Conference Room at 1800 Oakdale Avenue.
Commissioner Brown read the Sunshine Ordinance aloud.

1.1.      Roll Call: Commissioners Present: Brown, Fuentes, Churchwell, Jones, Parker, Sampson
Commissioners Excused: Kennedy

Staff Present: Toye Moses, Executive Director;  Joseph Singh, Mgmt. Assistant, Mariejie Arguelles, Clerk Typist .


1.2.      Consent Calendar


RESOLUTION (SECFC-2007-86) Be it resolved that the minutes of the Southeast Community Facility Commission meeting of Wednesday, July 25, 2007, were approved as submitted.


There was no public comment at this time.


-       8/9 press release announcing Mayor nomination of Fred Blackwell for Executive Director of SFRA for SFRA Commission consideration;

-       Flyer re 8/11 community discussion with School Superintendent, Supervisor Bevan Dufty and Mayor Newsom on education in San Francisco at Fairmont Elementary School;

-                Southeast Food Access (SEFA) Survey forms


4.0    PRESENTATION:  (none)



Update on Staff Activities by Commissioner Juan Fuentes:

Public Safety & Outreach Ad-Hoc Committee met on Monday, July 30th.  Commissioner Fuentes reviewed meeting minutes, and announced next meeting is scheduled for Monday Aug. 27th. Essentially  putting together a working group and action plan and  reports the Public Safety & Outreach Committee has discussed with combining efforts with Health & Safety Committee to collaborate on planning a combined resource fair for the Bayview community.  The committee is currently gathering reports, statistics and data regarding crimes in the community and information on prevention.  Fuentes hopes to highlight the crime/safety issues in the community and provide guidance on how to access those resources available to the public.  The current list compiled of organizations to contact is overwhelming, and Fuentes sees this resource fair as a starting point for initiating the process of public awareness.


Commissioner Bobbrie Brown suggests Commissioners assist staff with meeting notification outreach  by personally making phone calls to invite local community organizations and leaders to attend SECF Commission meetings.


Sam Murray, SFPUC Communications, applauds the Committees’ plan for hosting a community resource fair, and confirms it is one of the first steps in developing a positive rapport with local residents and for getting  public feedback regarding community needs and wants.  Mr. Murray recommends the focus should steer away from negative crime reports, however, and highlight the good characteristics and services of the community. 


Commissioner Harrison Parker states he recognizes statistics is news not solutions and agrees with Commissioner Brown in assigning a list of local organizations and leaders for each Commissioner to call and be involved in outreach to the community.


MOTION: Moved by Parker, seconded by Jones to accept the Public Safety & Outreach Committee Report. Motion passed unanimously to accept report as presented (6-0).



Update on Staff Activities by Commissioner Louise Jones:

Health & Housing Ad Hoc Committee met on Tuesday, July 31st.  Commissioner Jones reviewed the minutes, and adds the primary focus of the committee on health concerns issues and resources will be on obesity and asthma, which Dr. Ghaly of the Southeast Medical Clinic informed the committee is the number one health concern in the Bayview District. Following/subsequent resource fair will focus on prostrate, breast and cervical cancer.  Commissioner Jones also states the importance of attracting a big crowd with a really catching, extraordinary name accurately reflecting the broadness of the resource information to be offered at this combined Public Safety and Health Fair. 


Commissioner Jones also shares her vision to have this fair be a jump start for ongoing, continuous health programs for the Bayview community and wants to involve culinary schools to educate about healthy food preparation and diet, and Dept. of Parks & Recreation in exercise programs.  Furthermore, she wants to see more agricultural community gardens be formed in the Bayview and invites the other SECFC Ad Hoc Committees to join and collaborate in these efforts.


Sam Murray suggests approaching SECF tenant, Decorative Plant Service, to donate resources and provide space for an agricultural community garden at the greenhouse.


MOTION: Moved by Jones, seconded by Churchwell to accept the Health & Housing Committee Report. Motion passed unanimously to accept report as presented (6-0).



7.0    DIRECTOR’S REPORT (Discussion & Approval): 

Dir. Moses asked that Mr. Joseph Singh give update on the Community Room tile installation.

Mr. Joseph Singh, Mgmt. Assistant reported that the tiling of  main section of the Community Room has been completed, and tiling of the kitchen and stage is scheduled for the 3rd week of September.


Mr. Singh further reports, per the advise of City Attorney,  Headstart childcare center snake sculpture removal must be advertised for 90 days before actual removal. Advertisment will be provided through SFPUC Communications Department.


MOTION: Moved by Parker, seconded by Jones to accept the Director’s Report. Motion passed unanimously to accept report as presented (6-0).



-       Send follow-up letter to present to Nathaniel Ford, MTA Director, per Commissioner Jones concern regarding removal of seats at the 3rd Street T-Rail stops, “a disservice to seniors”  and wants this issue addressed.


-                Commissioner Parker notes that the SECF will be 25 years old in 5 years, therefore wants to begin the process of discussing the planning of a community-wide event celebration & suggests SFPUC offer its Public Relations resources to coordinate and combine organization efforts with the SECF Commission.


 There was no public comment at this time.



Director Moses announced the viewing date of the SECF Founders mural, before it is installed, has been scheduled the week of August 27, 2007.  Ms. Heidi Hardin, SECFC Founder’s mural coordinator between SECFC and the artist, Mr. Santie Huckabee, suggested the Commissioners schedule through her for viewing finished product of the mural at the Hunter’s Point Shipyard. The dedication of the SECF Founders Mural has tentatively been set for the first week of October 2007.


Dir. Moses also announced the SECF Suite B Conference Room had been previously dedicated as the Founders Room, and a smaller version of the mural will be reproduced by the artist to be placed in room.  Director informed that the artist is in urgent & desperate need of the $1,500 payment for the smaller mural, and asks Commissioners to spread the word for private funding/donations.


Herb Dang, SFPUC and artist at HPSY, recommends there are reproduction companies that can reproduce the mural at much lesser cost. Commissioner Fuentes, graphic artist, agrees with Mr. Dang and states he is also familiar with that process which reproduces the mural onto canvas, at a fraction of the cost of an original reproduction, and without infringing on an artists’ copyrights.



The meeting adjourned at 7:18 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Clerk Typist