SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY FACILITY COMMISSION
Thursday, April 14, 2011, 6:00 PM
1800 Oakdale Avenue, Alex Pitcher Community Room
San Francisco, CA 94124
1.0 CALL TO ORDER, ROLL CALL AND CONSENT CALENDAR
Commission President Willie B. Kennedy called the Thursday, April 14, 2011 meeting to order at 6:10 pm in the Alex Pitcher Community Room at 1800 Oakdale Avenue.
1.1 Call to Order and Announcements from President
Commission President Kennedy announced the Sunshine Ordinance.
1.2 Roll Call
6:14pm roll was called by Carla Vaughn, Commission Secretary
Commissioners Present: Kennedy/ B. Brown/ A. Brown/ Chung/ Ellington (arr .6:43pm)/ LeBlanc/ Norman (arr.6:15pm)
Staff Present: Toye Moses, Executive Director/ Frances Starr, Senior Management Assistant/ Carla Vaughn, Commission Secretary
1.3 Consent Calendar
Commissioner Kennedy read the Consent Calendar.
1.4 Proposed Action
Accept the Consent Calendar and adopt the Wednesday, March 23, 2011 minutes
Moved: Commissioner A. Brown
Seconded: Commissioner Chung
Unanimous vote to accept the Consent Calendar and adopt the minutes.
2.0 PUBLIC COMMENT & ANNOUNCEMENT OF TIME ALLOTMENT
President Kennedy announced the time allotment and invited public comment.
Commissioner LeBlanc announced the Neighborhood Court Program and provided an update on the Environmental Field Project.
Commissioner Kennedy announced the Spring Open Studio for Artists at the Shipyard from April 30th through May 1st.
Carla Vaughn, Commission Secretary announced the following:
Statement: Mayor Edwin Lee’s Statement On Local Hire
Statement: Mayor Edwin Lee's Statement On César Chávez Day
Press Release: Mayor Lee, Supervisors & SFMTA Announce Draft "People Plan" For San Francisco 34th America's Cup
Press Release: Mayor Lee Commits To Hosting Greenest Major International Sporting Event In History With 34th America's Cup
Statement: SF And LA Leaders Speak Out On Fan Violence
Press Release: Mayor Lee Announces Creation Of Incubator For Local, Independent Filmmaking Community
Press Release: Mayor Lee Nominates Doreen Woo Ho To The Port Commission
Statement: Mayor Edwin Lee's Statement On Passage Of Central Market/Tenderloin Payroll Tax Exclusion
Press Release: Mayor Lee Announces Burning Man To Locate Headquarters At Sixth And Market Streets
Flyer: 2011 Summer Cadet Academy Application Information
Press Release: Mayor Lee Celebrates SFO Terminal 2 Grand Opening
Statement: Mayor Edwin Lee's Statement On Three-Year Budget Projection Joint Report
Press Release: Mayor Lee Highlights Jobsnow2 Program To Get San Franciscans Back To Work
Statement: Mayor Edwin Lee's Statement On State Renewable Energy Goal
Press Release: Mayor Lee And Supervisors Form Technology Advisory Council
Statement: Mayor Edwin M. Lee's Statement On President Obama's Budget Plan
Press Release: Mayor Lee Applauds Governor's Administration Support For Redevelopment Efforts At Hunters Point Shipyard And Candlestick Point
Press Release: Mayor Lee Nominates Joel Ramos To The SFMTA Board Of Directors
Letter: Letter to the Honorable David Chiu, President SF Board of Supervisors in Support of the Youth Commission
Letter: Invitation to Ms.Geoffrea Morris, Executive Director, Parks 94124
Letter: Letter of Condolence to Supervisor Malia Cohen, District 10
Letter: Phil Arnold, Deputy Director, Finance & Administration, Human Services Agency
At the request of Director Moses Ms. Vaughn read the letter addressed to Mr. Phil Arnold.
Ms. Gloria Hampton, Director JMAC Academy expressed concern regarding the condition of the Whitney Young Child Development Center.
Ms. Espanola Jackson, BayView resident had questions and comments regarding the Whitney Young Child Development Center.
Commission President Kennedy advised the item would be referred to the Facilities Ad-Hoc Committee.
Mr. Tommy Moala, Assistant General Manager, PUC/Wastewater Enterprise provided a general overview and updates on the Sewer System Improvement Program & renovation of the interior & exterior of the Southeast Community Facility.
Mr. Moala will provide quarterly updates on the $150 million dollar project which includes a Sunnydale Tunnel, infrastructure upgrades, correcting flooding issues, and new projects for Treasure Island, Northpoint, Oceanside, and the Southeast sector. These projects will provide green jobs along with energy and resource recovery.
Commissioner LeBlanc had a question regarding the timeframe for replacing the sewers and which sectors of the city would be replaced first.
Mr. Moala responded the sewers were previously being replaced around two or three miles a year. The new goal is to increase 15 to 17 miles a year and a map could be provided to show which areas were most in need of replacement.
Commissioner LeBlanc had a question regarding the two Cal-State contracts and if 94124 residents had been recruited to work on these projects.
Mr. Moala offered to provide the numbers in the near future.
Commissioner Chung had a question regarding the funding for these projects.
Mr. Moala responded the PUC had available funding that was separate from the City general fund; therefore the projects would not be hindered by the City's deficit.
Commissioner Kennedy had a question regarding the current flooding that was seen throughout the City.
Mr. Moala reported 90% of the flooding is caused by debris in the catch basin.
Commissioner Chung asked if there were plans to provide a physical barrier between the treatment plant and residential area.
Mr. Moala said moving the digesters away from residential areas and closer to the railroad tracks would provide a significant improvement.
Director Moses thanked Mr. Moala for his support and requested funding for the upcoming Commission retreat.
Mr. Moala advised it would be taken care of.
Commissioner Kennedy recognized former Commissioners Churchwell, Parker, and Palega, also community activist Espanola Jackson along with former SECFC employee Cheryl Berné Adams.
Ms. Adams addressed the Commission and provided an update regarding her educational endeavors.
Mr. Moala acknowledged the loss of Mr. Joe Johnson and offered condolences to his family.
Ms. Espanola Jackson commented on the effects of global warming and the impact of increased flooding, the mentoring provided by Joe Johnson, and the 9910 program which provides apprentice training but does not move trainees into upper management.
Community members Jackie Phillips and Dr. Harrison Parker had questions regarding local hiring and revenue producing projects.
Mr. Moala referred the local hire questions to Juliet Ellis, Assistant General Manager/External Affairs and responded the new projects would not produce revenue.
Commissioner LeBlanc requested help in filling two clerical positions within the Commission.
Dr. Moses responded he was working closely with Mr. Moala; however there was a freeze on hiring.
Brizz Martinez, community organizer, had questions regarding the 9910 program and would the new local hire ordinance apply, also would there be an increase in technicians to maintain the upgraded facility.
Mr. Moala responded there would be a shift towards electronics and more remote control.
Ms. Nadine Boyd, general laborer Wastewater Plant, had questions regarding opportunities for laborers at the plant.
Mr. Moala responded currently there are 13 apprentice vacancies.
Commissioner Kennedy thanked Mr. Moala and introduced Ms. Catharine Curtis, Workforce Development Manager, PUC/Wastewater Enterprise.
Ms. Curtis reported the 9910 recruitment program would be available on-line April 15th. She provided her plan for community outreach which included several presentations to churches and community organizations along with help from the community based Ambassador program. The job announcement will be available from April 15th through April 29th. Once the applications are sorted by the Human Resources Department for minimum requirements they will be forwarded to Ms. Curtis. There are seven slots dedicated to the 9910 program.
Commissioner Kennedy requested sending a letter to the Board of Supervisors suggesting more city departments offer similar programs to provide training and job placement for city residents.
Former Commissioner Sula Palega reported he was unaware of any activity with regard to advising the community about jobs through the Ambassadors.
Ms. Curtis advised Mr. Rich Whipple runs the program.
Mr. Palega noted the Ambassadors only escort people to the bus stop.
Commissioners Chung, LeBlanc, and Ellington had questions regarding the 9910 program and how long it would last, the selection process and the minimum qualifications.
Ms. Curtis said there are 7 openings and it is a two year program. The minimum qualifications are the applicant must be 18 years of age, live in the 94124 area, have a high school diploma or a GED, and must have a valid California driver’s license. The applications go to the HR department. Applications meeting the requirements are forwarded to Ms. Curtis for an assessment and then interviews will be set up based on the scores of the total packet.
Commissioner Ellington asked if hard-copies of applications would be accepted.
Ms. Curtis said only on-line applications would be accepted.
Commissioner Chung asked what the wage range was.
Ms. Curtis said $12 to $17 dollars an hour including benefits.
Commissioner LeBlanc requested the job announcement information be forwarded to the SECFC staff, and suggested outreach information be emailed to other community organizations.
Espanola Jackson offered a reminder that the 9910 program came from the mitigation process.
Mr. Dwayne Jones asked where the basic training could be obtained.
Ms. Curtis suggested City College.
Jackie Phillips, Commissioners LeBlanc and Ellington asked if the deadline could be extended and hard-copies accepted.
Dr. Moses asked how the SECFC could help distribute the information.
Commissioner Ellington directed staff to send a letter to the PUC/HR department on behalf of the Commission requesting the 9910 application process deadline be extended to May 13th and that hard-copies be accepted.
Nadine Boyd, laborer currently working at Oceanside had comments regarding Mr. Joe Johnson and the help he provided new workers. Ms. Boyd noted that during the training process sometimes the Cal-Maritime instructors did not show up.
Ms. Curtis said she would make sure the current applicants had what they needed to apply.
Commissioner Kennedy thanked Ms. Curtis for her presentation.
6.0 PRESIDENT'S REPORT
Chair Kennedy requested the update regarding the Town Hall meeting with the Southeast Community Facility Commission, Mayor Shipyard/Citizen Advisory Committee, & BVHP/Project Area Committee be provided by the Commission Secretary.
Ms. Vaughn reported the Presidents of each organization were contacted and a meeting time was being arranged. Chair Kennedy represents the SECFC, Dr. Hunnicutt represents CAC, and Mr. King represents PAC.
7.0 AD-HOC COMMITTEE REPORTS & UPDATES
Facility Committee, (Chair, Willie Kennedy, Members Al Norman & Bobbrie Brown, Alternate Armina Brown)
Community Advisory Group, (Chair Bobbrie Brown, Co-Chair Shirley Jones former Commissioner, Members Al Norman & Willie Kennedy)
Health and Housing Committee, (Chair Bobbrie Brown, Co-Chair Harrison Parker, former Commissioner, Member Theo Ellington, Alternate Willie Kennedy)
Commissioner Bobbrie Brown reported the Committee met on Tuesday, October 12th at 1:00pm and an event name and date had been chosen.
The event "A FAMILY HEALTH FAIR - Promoting Healthy Bodies and Minds With A Focus On Obesity, Diabetes & Asthma" would take place on Saturday, September 24, 2011 from 10am to 2pm. The next Health & Housing Committee meeting is Tuesday, May 10th at 1pm.
Dr. Moses advised there were funds left over from last year so funding should not be a problem.
Community Outreach & Public Safety (Chair Al Norman, Co-Chair Brigette LeBlanc, Member Karen Chung, Alternate Theo Ellington)
Commissioner LeBlanc reported the Outreach Committee is charged with expanding the email and mailing list for the Southeast Community Facility Commission meetings. It is important to know that the committee has submitted close to 100 community email addresses to staff and have contacted both the PAC and CAC offices to request our monthly meetings be placed on both calendars. The Outreach Committee has plans to grow and reach additional stakeholders in the Community.
Secondly, there will be a short questionnaire that each attendee can fill out and return to staff so the appropriate presenters can be invited to address the Community.
Economic Development Committee, (Chair Karen Chung, Co-Chair Theo Ellington, Member Brigette LeBlanc, Alternate Al Norman)
8.0 STAFF/DIRECTOR REPORT
Director Moses provided updates on the plans for the Commission Retreat.
Commission Secretary, Carla Vaughn reported future presenters would be Supervisor Malia Cohen, District 10 and Ms. Adrienne Pon, Executive Director, Office Of Civic Engagement & Immigrant Affairs.
9.0 SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION STAFF REPORT AND UPDATES
Sam Murray, Southeast Community Outreach Director reported snacks were available for the Commissioners at their next meeting. He also shared fond memories of his friend Joe Johnson, former City employee.
Larry Spillane, Wastewater Superintendant said General Education Diploma preparation books were a great way to prepare for 9910 eligibility.
10.0 ONGOING BUSINESS
Chair Kennedy read a draft of the plans for the Commission retreat to be held on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at the Oceanside Water Pollution Plant.
11.0 NEW BUSINESS REQUESTS
Commissioner Norman requested forwarding an invitation to Juliet Ellis PUC Assistant General Manager/External Affairs, and Linda Marini, PUC/HR Director to address the Commission regarding 9910 hiring procedures.
Dr. Moses reported Tony Caruso, Vice-President of Decorative Plants would be leaving and a Certificate of commendation was requested by the Commission.
12.0 PUBLIC COMMENT
Jackie Phillips asked the Commission to create a committee to monitor the 9910 program.
Chair Kennedy referred the request to the Economic Development Committee.
Commissioner Kennedy adjourned the meeting at 8:35 p.m. in the memory of Joe Johnson and Martha Cofer. In memoriam will be requested from Supervisor Cohen’s office.
Southeast Community Facility