Community Facility Commission
M I N U T E S
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2000
1800 Oakdale Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
I. Call to Order:
Commission Vice-President Millard Larkin II called the Thursday, July 13, 2000 meeting to order at 6:39 p.m.
II. Roll Call:
Present: Commissioner Bobbrie Brown
Commissioner Heidi Hardin
Commissioner Millard Larkin II
Commissioner Enola Maxwell
Excused: Commission Linda Richardson
Commissioner Kim Nguyen
Staff Present: Robert Bryan, Deputy City Attorney; Toye Moses, Exec. Dir.,
SECF; Kathy Basconcillo, SECFC-Secretary
III. Approval of Minutes:
Action: Commissioner Brown moved and Commissioner Hardin seconded to accept the minutes of May 24, 2000 with the suggestion to change the word "served" to "serve" in paragraphs 2 and 4 on page 3. Motion passed.
a) Letter from the San Francisco Brown Bombers requesting the use of the Alex L. Pitcher Community Room to run a Tutorial Program at 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, beginning September 5 through December 22, 2000. Since the letter was received after the last agenda was produced, this request will be calendared on the next meeting agenda.
Commissioner Larkin then introduced Mr. Al Williams representing AMB/BTS Developers updating the Commission on the progress of opening the Walgreens at 5300 Third Street. Mr. Williams stated that today’s summary report would be followed-up to the Commission with the final report that was delivered to Corporate. All parties expect this Walgreen site to be opened towards the end of the month (July) with a Grand Opening (coordinated by Corporate with Community members and the Mayor’s Office) scheduled for a later date.
Mr. Williams continued that due to the expressed concerns of many community entities there has been: a) on-going recruitment efforts through Young Community Developers (about 12 hires thus far, 8 from the community); b) training (through Hayes Valley) for community residents; c) broad out-reach through job advertise-ments in the local community papers (Independent, Bayview); d) major efforts for MBE participation of local contractors/businesses as well as employees; and e) exterior art décor installed by local artists with a theme chosen expressly reflecting the local community.
Commissioners then expressed appreciation for all parties’ efforts to involve, train and hire from the community. Mr. Williams thanked the Commission for their support and encouragement especially through the efforts to retain these employees.
Then Mr. Cedric Jackson, Manager of the One-Stop Career Center at Southeast introduced himself and added that they have already been contacted by Walgreens for an employment search and a Job Faire has been scheduled through one of the Career Center’s collaborative partners, namely the Renaissance Parents of Success. Mr. Jackson then proceeded to update the Commission on the progress of the collaborative program by distributing the updated list of employees from each participating organization as well as numbers from similar programs at two other sites. The distribution also included a list of ’aid’ and ’non-aid’ services provided at this location (handouts on file in the Commission office for inspection).
The Commissioner asked about a break out of clients served: average 1000 clients per month during summer months, about 750 clients per month rest of year with about 300 employed during past five months. Although California does not have a "work first" policy, San Francisco exercises a "train first" policy for clients in the Welfare-to-Work Program. Commissioners then thanked Mr. Jackson for the thoroughness of his presentation while he expressed appreciation for the opportunity to present this update.
VII. Director’s Report:
Dr. Moses updated that:
a) Facility ADA Project - should now progress smoothly since a funding source was been identified and is expected to be completed in about 120 days (mid-October). Bureau of Construction Management (BCM) will start the project with a survey of the project site; then the different craft areas of BBR will take over until its time for BSES to landscape and re-seed (since the project will affect about 60% of the lawn area in the rear of the facility).
b) The HVAC project has begun with the contractor starting in areas that should be
completed by the time the new school year begins; the whole project is scheduled
to be completed by year’s end.
c) FY2000-01 Budget - we await the final approved budget document since FY00-01 began July 1, 2000.
d) Acting PUC General Manager, John Mullane is recuperating at home from open heart surgery and it expected back in the office about August 1st.
e) Capt. Ron Roth of the Bayview Police Station informed us this week that he has been transferred to the Mission Station; he is succeeded at Bayview by Capt. P. J. Jackson.
f) On Mon. 7/10 Campus Police called out the SFPD bomb squad to investigate and later detonate what turned out to be a firecracker left over from the 4th of July.
g) Note: the next Southeast Community Facility Commission meeting scheduled for Wed., July 26 will be preceded with a brief reception to present a resolution to the family of Commissioner Lepana for his life-long career of service dedication to the San Francisco Community, in particular the Filipino Community.
Action: Commissioner Brown moved and Commissioner Hardin seconded to accept the Director’s Report. Motion passed.
VIII. Public Comment:
Mr. David Pearson, Headstart Program/Southeast briefly updated the Commission that the Headstart Program format will be changing from 40 half-day slots to 40 full-day slots effective this September.
IX. New Business:
Commissioner Brown requested an update on a suggested relocation of the sewage center as well as the new Walgreens on Third Street. Dr. Moses suggested the Commission issue invitations to the new Directors of both the Depts. of Parking and Traffic, Mr. Fred Hamdun and Recreation and Parks, Ms. Elizabeth Goldstein. Next meeting he will also update on the invitation to the Mayor’s Office Dir. of Business Economic Development, Mr. Emilio Cruz.
Action: Commissioner Larkin moved and Commissioner Hardin seconded to adjourn the meeting at 6:47 p.m. Motion passed.
Respectfully submitted: _________________________