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Thursday, March 8, 2007

6:00 P.M.

1800 Oakdale Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94124


1.0               Call to Order
Commissioner Louise Jones called the Thursday, March 8, 2007 meeting to order at 6:08 p.m. in the Alex L. Pitcher Community Room at 1800 Oakdale Avenue.

Commissioner Jones read the Sunshine Ordinance aloud.

             1.2            Roll Call: Commissioners Present:  Jones, Fuentes, Churchwell, Kennedy, Parker, and Sampson

Commissioner Excused: Bobbrie Brown

Staff Present: Toye Moses, Executive Director; Annette Price, SECF Comm. Secretary.


             1.3                    Consent Calendar

          RESOLUTION (SECFC-2007-76) Be it resolved that the minutes of the Southeast Community Facility Commission meeting of February 28, 2007 were approved as submitted.

2.0               PUBLIC COMMENT
There was no public comment at this time.

3.0               COMMUNICATIONS:

Ø      Correspondence included in Commission folders:

a.    Letter of invitation to Ms. Gwen Chan, Interim Superintendent of Schools, SFUSD re: “Update on Dream Schools”

b.    Letter of invitation to Mr. Alton Byrd, Lennar BVHP Partners International re: “Update on Future of International Marketplace”

c.    Letter of invitation to Edwin Lee, City Administrator re: Chapter 12Y: San Francisco Slavery Disclosure Ordinance”

 4.0            PRESENTER:

Due to the “no-show” of SFPUC Consultantfor presentation on “Diversifying Water Sources and new PUC rate package,” Commissioner Jones took the agenda out of order and heard Item 5.0, New Business.


5.0               NEW BUSINESS:
Dir. Moses referred the Commission to Projected Current Committee Structure
document and reviewed chair assignments to the following committees: Community Advisory Committee/Policy & Legislation (Parker); Facility/Economic Development Committee (Kennedy); Health/Housing (Jones); and Public Safety & Outreach Committee (Fuentes).

Commissioner Fuentes asked whether meetings of specific committees would be separate or combined. Dir. Moses said the meetings would be combined.

MOTION: Moved by Kennedy seconded by Parker to adopt ad hoc committee chair assignments. Motion passed unanimously to adopt recommendation as presented (6-0).

6.0               OLD & ONGOING BUSINESS:Update on Jurisdictional Transfer of General Fund Childcare Centers: Commissioner Kennedy reported that the meeting to discuss the transfer of General Fund childcare centers held on 3/2/07 went well.

The Mayor’s Office, Department of Human Services (DHS), Department of Child, Youth & Families (DCYF) and other city departments were present and in agreement that the role of SECF Commission would not change after the transfer; that it would continue to review and provide counsel in the management of childcare centers and provide services for scheduling of the E.P. Mills Auditorium.

Given that the group agreed that the SECF Commission would maintain their authority regarding the childcare centers, Commissioner Kennedy assured the group of the Commission’s support in the transfer of the childcare centers.

Commissioner Kennedy stated Deputy City Attorney John Roddy in conjunction with Amy Brown, Director of Real Estate has agreed to expeditiously draft an ordinance, which will interpret the Commission’s role as it relates to childcare centers and E.P. Mills Auditorium. This ordinance will come before the Commission for approval prior to going before the Board of Supervisors for passage.

Although there was no specific date set for implementation re: jurisdictional transfer, Commissioner Kennedy said the stationary engineer would not be funded until October 1st, per Mr. Phil Arnold (HSA).

Dir. Moses thanked Commissioner Kennedy for her dedication in attending the meeting on her day off. Commissioner Parker echoed the Director’s sentiment.

MOTION: Moved by Parker seconded by Jones to accept Facility Committee Report, Jurisdictional Transfer General Fund Childcare Centers. Motion passed unanimously to accept report as presented (6-0).

Commissioner Fuentes moved to the next agenda item, Director’s Report.

7.0               DIRECTOR’S REPORT :
Dir. Moses reported:

a.       The Community Challenge Grant applicationfor the large-scale mural was unfortunately not awarded to the Southeast Facility. Once official information has been received, it will be forwarded to the Commission.

b.       07/08 General Fund & Clean Water budgets are now with the Mayor and will then go to the Board of Supervisors for approval.

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


There was no new business introduced at this time.

9.0               PUBLIC COMMENT:
There was no public comment at this time.


10.0               ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Dir. Moses announced that Susan Leal, SFPUC General Manager would present on April 12th. Dir. Moses reminded that the commission meeting of 3/28/07 would adjourn early in order that Commissioners attend a dinner in honor of former Commissioner Ronald Person. He asked that commissioners relay their orders be placed in advance with the commission secretary.

Commissioner Fuentes announced that Shipyard Trust for The Arts (STAR) will begin accepting applications for an 18-month Artist-in-Residence Program that will provide for the selected recipient a free studio, a stipend of  $500, and the opportunity to participate in open studios in the spring and fall. More information will be provided at the next meeting. 

11.0               ADJOURNMENT
The meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,


Commission Secretary