The SAN FRANCISCO VETERANS’ AFFAIRS COMMISSION
401 VAN NESS AVE., ROOM 123
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94102
MINUTES - October
4, 1999, Meeting of the Commission, Room 104
- CALL TO ORDER: The Meeting
was called to order at 1819
- ROLL CALL: Veronika Cauley,
Renie Champagne, Bob DeLaCruz, Leonard Grube, Wallace Levin, Jim Lineberger,
Maceo May, Glenn Raswyck, Edwin Wilkerson; and a quorum was present. Attorney
Wayne Snodgrass was also present.
- PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
- APPROVAL OF AGENDA: The
agenda was approved unanimously with a hand vote.
- APPROVAL OF MINUTES :
The minutes were approved unanimously with a hand vote.
- PUBLIC COMMENT: None.
Secretary - Response to the requests for demographics from the Commission
on the Status of Women was addressed. The V.A. Commission voted unanimously
with a hand vote that the response would be a letter stating that the Commission
was made up of 15 members of which, dictated by our charter, 3 members are
women. A letter from the C. President will be sent to the CSOF stating that
B. Health and Welfare
Committee - C. May reported on the breaking of ground by Swords to Plowshares
Treasure Island Residential Program. C. May discussed the East Bay Veterans’
Stand-down, with both pro and con views of the effectiveness of these
type efforts when compared to the outlay of resources. He also discussed
the cuts in the Homeless Funds in the present budget negotiations at
the Federal level and how it threatens existing Veterans’ Homeless Programs.
C. Legislative Committee
- With a unanimous hand vote, the Commission agreed to have the President
and C. Levin write and send a letter to the Arts Commission Grants Program
to increase the monies for the Veterans’ Day Parade and the Mayor’s
Memorial Day Observances. The letter will reflect the uniqueness of
these events and ask if the Veterans’ Community can get a "special"
consideration in the area of matching funds..
D Web-site Report
- Tabled due to illness of Web-Master.
- UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
- NEW BUSINESS: The Veterans’
Affairs Commission 2000 Officer’s Nominating Committee was set up and it will
consist of Jim Lineberger, Maceo May and Wallace Levin.
- ANNIOUNCEMENTS: C. Renie
Champagne announced that the Veterans’ Day Parade will be on Sunday, November
7th, 1999 and all the Commission are invited to participate.
- ADJOURNMENT: 1940 HRS