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Southeast Community Facility Commission


WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2002
6:00 P.M.
1800 Oakdale Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124

I.          Call to Order:

          Commission President Millard Larkin called the Wednesday, April 24, 2002 meeting to order at 6:13 p.m. in the Alex L. Pitcher Community Room at 1800 Oakdale Ave.

III.          Roll Call:

          Present:                     Commissioner Bobbrie Brown
                                        Commissioner Heidi Hardin
                                        Commission Millard Larkin II
                                        Commissioner Malik Looper
                                        Commissioner Atiliai Tofaeono

          Not Present:          Commissioner Enola Maxwell          
                                        Commissioner Kim Nguyen (excused)

          Staff Present:          Robert Bryan, Dep. City Attorney; Toye Moses, Executive Director;
                                        Kathy Basconcillo, SECF Commission Secretary

IV.          Approval of Minutes:

Commissioner Hardin moved and Commissioner Brown seconded to accept the minutes of Weds. March 27, 2002 with one minor correction made by Commissioner Looper. Motion passed to accept the minutes with minor changes.

V.          Public Comment: No public comment was offered at this meeting.

VI.          Communications:
          a) Letter to Dean Hunnicutt, CCSF/Southeast requesting current list of tenants.
b)          MUNI Third Street Light Rail Bulletin updating on the construction Contract Award and the Earth Day Celebration;
c)          Letter from Mr. Scott Madison suggesting the establishment of a recycling program for the Alex L. Pitcher Community Room at 1800 Oakdale.

VII.          Director's Report:
a)          Contacted the City's Webmaster, Jennifer Shuler regarding update of the Commission's website ( which is current with agenda and minute postings. They will proceed with downloading photos once they receive biographical information for each Commissioner;
b)          The FY02-03 budget request has progressed to the Mayor's Office and then will go to the Board of Supervisors. a) 10% cut requested from each budget is a big concern; b) Budget Committee chaired by District 10 Supervisor Maxwell is planned for this Facility on Mon., April 29;
c)          A meeting has been scheduled on Tues. April 16 with CCSF/Southeast Dean Hunnicutt to discuss safety and security issues such as vandalism and loitering at the Facility with several subtenants (New Directions, CCSF/High School). Commissioner Larkin requested that Commissioner Hardin as Facilities Committee chair also attend this meeting.

Commissioner Looper moved and Commissioner Brown seconded to accept the Director's Report. Motion passed.

VIII.          Presentations:
a)          The Southeast Community Facility Commission presented a Certificate of Appreciation and Excellence to the immediate past Captain of the Bayview Police Station, Patricia "PJ" Jackson upon her re-assignment to the Asst. Police Chief's office. Capt. Jackson stated that although her tenure was brief one (under 2 yrs) the residents of the Southeast Sector has "raised the bar" as to what is required/ necessary of the local station to work with the Community. In her new position, Capt. Jackson will maintain the open door policy established while at Bayview as she see this as a continuation of her personal policy to serve - "the Bayview-Hunter’s Point/Southeast Sector isn't losing a Captain, there gaining a voice at 850 Bryant".
b)          San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera then gave a brief overview of his "first 100 days in office". Some initial and immediate changes have been to:
establish a Neighborhood Services Division - Five to six teams pulled to work public relations, the school district, environmental enforcement, code enforcement and residential protection:
- Environmental Division, to effect clean up in the City;
- Public Integrity, crisis in the integrity of local government (investigates abuse by City officials);
- Broadened administrative issues: more efficient billing procedures by inducing accountability to prioritize; lowering billing rates to other City agencies/depts. etc.
- Adopted the spirit of Public's Right to Know - published on-line all written opinions not bound by confidentiality;
- Litigate affirmatively especially in health matters.
Feels the 1st 100 days have been successful in achieving a 95% satisfaction rate for a better and more responsive law office.
c) Mr. Cornelius Wise of Providence Foundation of San Francisco requested an updated, duplicate letter of support of the Foundation's bid for HUD 202 grant monies to fund a 52-unit senior housing project in the Community. After a few brief response to queries from the Commission, Mr. Wise stated that he would return to the next Commission meeting with drawings of the proposed project to further answer questions in better detail.

IX.          Introduction of New Business:

          - A response to Mr. Madison's letter would be presented at next Commission meeting;
          - Letter of support for Providence Foundation's Senior Housing Project;
          - Commissioner Brown suggested inviting San Francisco Police Chief Fred Lau to explain the lack of ethnic and gender diversity on the Station Captain's roster;
          - Commissioner Hardin suggested Commissioners to request that the SFPUC/ Commercial Land Mgmt. begin negotiations for a new lease agreement with Decorative Plants Services, Inc.

IX.          Announcements: An information fair for the Community is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 in the Alex L. Pitcher Community Room to disseminate updated information on the U.S. Navy Clean-up Project. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

X.          Adjournment:

Commissioner Looper moved and Commissioner Hardin seconded to adjourn the SECFCommission meeting at 7:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted: _________________________
                               (Commission Secretary)