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Wednesday, August 24, 2005
1800 Oakdale Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
1.0 Call to Order
Commission President Bobbrie Brown called the Wednesday, August 24, 2005 meeting to order at 6:17 p.m. in the Alex L. Pitcher Community Room at 1800 Oakdale Avenue.
Commissioner Brown read the Sunshine Ordinance aloud.
1.2 Roll Call
Commissioners Present: Brown; Fuentes; Kennedy; Jones; Parker; Person; Sampson
Staff Present: John Roddy, Deputy City Attorney; Toye Moses, Executive Director SECFC; Annette Price, SECF Comm.-Sect
1.3 Consent Calendar
(a) RESOLUTION (SECFC-2005-38) Be it resolved that the minutes of the Southeast Community Facility Commission meeting of Thursday, August 11, 2005, be approved as submitted (passed unanimously).
2.0 Public Comment
Ms Fia Carlos Valentino, Office of Samoan Affairs and coordinator for the Community Scholars of Success, a high school program housed at Southeast, voiced concern that her program which has approximately 80 students enrolled is in a dilemma in that they do not have enough classroom space available to educate the high school students. Ms. Carlos Valentino stated since 1991, the program has graduated 15 to 30 youth. She requested that the Commission investigate this matter and calendar it for their September 28th, 2005 SECF Commission meeting. Ms. Crystal Henderson, a former student of Community Scholars of Success spoke in favor of the program.
Comm. Brown noted since the matter is not calendared, the Commission is not able to respond at this time. Comm. Brown then took item VI out of order to accommodate former Capt. Rick Bruce’s schedule.
6.0 NEW BUSINESS: (Discussion & Action):
(a) The Southeast Community Facility Commission presented a Certificate of Appreciation and Excellence to theimmediate past Captain of the Bayview Police Station, Rick Bruce upon his retirement from the SFPD, Bayview station. Capt. Bruce stated he was deeply honored by the award and expressed his appreciation for all the support given him during his tenure at Bayview station. He concluded by acknowledging his wife Sherri and his youngest son K.C.
Comm. Kennedy expressed sadness at seeing the Captain leave and confidence that his good work will remain.
Comm. Brown thanked Capt. Bruce for his dedication and acknowledged his wife and son for the support they have given him. Comm. Brown moved the agenda back to item III, Communications.
There were no communications at this time.
Ms. Ilona McGriff of LSM Legacies and Project Consultant for Lennar/BVHP thanked the Commission for the opportunity to present on the Cultural Historical Recognition Program (CHIRP), which is one of the nine community benefits that is part of the BVHP shipyard project. Ms. McGriff stated her primary responsibilities are grant writing and membership recruitment for the exploratory committee. Ms. McGriff reported that there are approximately 14 volunteers on the committee thus far who will be responsible for developing the program. Ms. McGriff stated the committee is scheduled to meet for the first time on September 9th. Once the program has been developed, Ms. McGriff stated she would like to return for update.
Ms. McGriff reported there are several challenges with the implementation of the new program; namely, raising funds and housing the program under one umbrella. Ms. McGriff stated much outreach has been done and she is open to any suggestions that the Commission may have regarding other outreach methods.
Comm. Parker asked that Ms. McGriff expand further on the grant process. Ms. McGriff stated once the committee has convened, conceptual plans will be reviewed and the committee will look for ideas from other communities. She stated the community benefits agreement is a community-driven process, which the exploratory committee will be responsible for designing.
Comm. Fuentes asked for clarification regarding the location of the meeting, membership, and the research that will be done to design this project, i.e., African American contribution, the navy’s role of toxic waste, etc. Ms. McGriff responded the location will be decided shortly. She continued the research will be rather extensive where the history will not just cover the war period but go back to the inception of the shipyard. Ms. McGriff concluded by stating that there is no selection process for membership and everyone is welcome to join.
Comm. Brown asked whether planning tools have already been identified? Ms. McGriff stated they have not been developed as of yet, however some possible ideas may be an oral history project, screening of the oral history project, etc.
Ms. Makerita Fatilua questioned what research will be performed for Pacific Islanders as related to the shipyard. Ms. McGriff stated Mr. Sulu Palega has referred her to a professor at Washington University who she hopes will be a member of the committee and give input.
5.0 Director’s Report
Dir. Moses reported that the Neighborhood Back to School event took place last Saturday in the Visitation Valley district and was well attended. This upcoming weekend Public Defender Jeff Adachi will hold his back to school event and backpack give away at Martin Luther King swimming pool from 11:00 to 2:00. The SECF annual report is included for your review. City College is back to school this week and everything is going on well.
MOTION: Moved by Jones, seconded by Kennedy to accept the Director’s Report. Motion passed unanimously to accept report as presented (7-0).
Comm. Brown returned to New Business, Item 6.0 that was previously taken out of order and continued with items (b) and (c).
6.0 NEW BUSINESS(continued):
(b) Dir. Moses reminded that at the last Commission meeting Mr. Siffermann proposed that the Juvenile Probation Department hold youth court here at Southeast one day a week and requested direction re: proposal. After conferring with the Commission, Comm. Brown directed staff to research the proposal and return with a recommendation for the Commission.
(c) Committee assignments were given and it was decided that the Health, Housing & Safety committee chaired by Comm. Person would explore the proposal from the S.F. Juvenile Probation and work with staff.
7.0 Introduction of New Business By Commissioners:
Comm. Person requested that the new captain of Bayview station be invited to present once he or she is appointed. Comm. Kennedy suggested that a Facility Committee meeting be scheduled to address issues with the high school program, which will be held on September 6, 2005 @ 12:00 noon, 1800 Oakdale Ave., conference room.
8.0 Public Comment:
There was no public comment at this time.
Comm. Jones invited the Commissioners as well as the public to come and visit Dr. Charles R. Drew College Preparatory Academy to witness the students’ achievements. Ms. Jones acknowledged several school sponsors and stressed that community support is needed.
Comm. Brown expressed her joy and appreciation at hearing that news and acknowledged much of that effort and success is due to Comm. Jones. Dir. Moses announced he will be on vacation from September 8th and will return on the 23rd.
Comm. Brown adjourned the SECF Commission meeting at 7:05 p.m.