HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO Minutes of Commission Meeting Thursday, January 13, 2011
440 Turk Street San Francisco, California
A Regular meeting of the Housing Authority Commission of the City and County of San Francisco met at 440 Turk Street, San Francisco, California, on Thursday, January 13, 2011, at 4:00 p.m. President Brown called the meeting to order at 4:01 p.m. ROLL CALL PRESENT:
Rev. Amos Brown, President Micah Allen, Commissioner Dr. Veronica Hunnicutt, Commissioner Mirian Saez, Commissioner Matthew Schwartz, Commissioner Ahsha Safai, Commissioner (arrived at 4:15) Dorothy Smith, Commissioner
NOT PRESENT: A quorum was present. ALSO PRESENT:
Henry Alvarez III, Secretary Mr. Roger Crawford, Special Assistant to the Executive Director
APPROVAL OF AGENDA Commissioner Saez motioned to approve the agenda. Commissioner Hunnicutt seconded the motion. The agenda was approved unanimously.
GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS/ REPORT OF SECRETARY Henry Alvarez, Executive Director informed the Commission that they could find routine information from SFHA staff as well as any pertinent information from HUD in their Commission binder.
COMMITTEE REPORTS There were no Committee Reports.
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REPORT OF GENERAL COUNSEL Mr. Roger Crawford, General Counsel informed the Commission that there would be a closed session to discuss labor negotiations and pending litigation.
TENANT REPRESENTATIVE REPORT Dorothy Ramey, President of City-Wide Council Senior Disabled (â€œCCSDâ€?) reported on several issues including finances, MOU and resolving issues with previous board members. Vernett Brown reported for Public Housing Tenants Association. She reported on issues and upcoming events.
PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS There were no Public Comments.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS There was no unfinished business.
NEW BUSINESS A. CONSENT AGENDA NOTE: All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Agenda, are considered to be routine by the SFHA Board and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the SFHA Board so request, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered as a separate item.
B. ACTION ITEMS 1. [Contract with Grand Electric & Construction Company for Heating Line Repairs at Cal 1-18(4) Alice Griffith in an amount not-to--exceed $128,800]; James Mark, Senior Project Manager presented this Resolution. Work under this contract will generally include, but not be limited to, the following tasks: Survey site; Excavation for new supply and return lines; Asbestos abatement at the connection points; Installation of new independent heating lines including new control valves; Pressure testing; and Provide a 2 year warranty. The above repairs and improvements will replace deteriorated heating lines to nine buildings. New isolation shut-off valves provide the ability to shutdown heating at these building to streamline future repairs and minimize
Commission Meeting Minutes January 13, 2011 Page 3 downtime impact. The capital improvements will benefit the Authorityâ€™s real property assets and add longevity to the Development. Grand Electric & Construction Company is pursuing one laborer position to meet and exceed the 25% resident hiring contract requirements. Grand Electric & Construction Company has experience in resident hiring and has satisfied this requirement on past construction contracts. The company is a Minority and Woman owned business. Commissioner Allen motioned to approve this Resolution. Commissioner Hunnicutt seconded the motion. This Resolution was approved unanimously. 2. [Hunters View Phase 1 Evidentiary Documents Negotiation, Execution and Submission to HUD for Approval] This resolution authorizes the Executive Director to execute documents and take any actions related to closing the Hunters View Phase 1 Mixed-Finance financing. Hunters View Phase 1 is comprised of: Phase 1A(1) with construction of approximately 107 multifamily housing units, including 80 replacement public housing units; Phase 1A(2) intended to contain private open space improvements and private street improvements; and Phase 1B consists of development and construction of approximately 112 housing units which may include affordable and for-sale housing and a portion of street and infrastructure improvements. The developer has requested a change in the term of the Phase IA(1) ground lease from 75 years to 88 years in response to a request from the investor limited partner to demonstrate that all debt can be repaid during the term of the lease. The Developer also requested a change in the structure of the Phase IA(2) open space site to: permit recordation of a Master Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions (Master Restrictions) to provide for assessments for operating the open space area against the Phase 1 Development and subsequent phases as they come on line; permit an affiliate of the Developer to enter into the Phase IA(2) Ground Lease; change the term of the Phase IA(2) Ground Lease from 75 years to 5 years, during which time the affiliate of the Developer will construct infrastructure improvements; and at the end of the 5 year term, provide for the affiliate of the Developer to convey its fee interest in the infrastructure improvements and for the Authority to convey its fee interest in the site to an affiliate of the Developer which will own, operate and maintain the open space area. This resolution authorizes the Executive Director to execute the Ground Leases with the proposed revisions and Master Restrictions at the conclusion of negotiations. Commissioner Schwartz motioned to approve this Resolution. Commissioner Hunnicutt seconded the motion. This Resolution was approved unanimously.
Commission Meeting Minutes January 13, 2011 Page 4 3. [Three Year Contract With Goldfarb Lipman Attorneys to Provide Real Estate Legal Services for Revitalization, Energy Services Contracting, Capital Fund Financing and Related Projects]; Barbara Smith, Administrator HD/MOD presented this Resolution. the San Francisco Housing Authority (“SFHA”) requires real estate legal counsel services on an as-needed, task assignment basis for HOPE SF public housing revitalization projects, Energy Performance Contracting (“EPC”), Capital Fund Financing Program (“CFFP”) and other financings that require expertise in HUD and affordable housing regulations, disposition, public/private partnerships, relocation, public finance, property lease and transfer arrangements, and environmental issues; Goldfarb & Lipman, a highly-experienced California law firm which provides counsel to more than 20 public housing authorities on construction and real estate related issues, was selected as the most qualified firm for this work through a 2010 competitive Request for Proposals process. The Authority requires real estate legal services for Hunters View, Alice Griffith, Potrero Terrace/Potrero Annex, Sunnydale and Westside Courts HOPE SF transactions as well as for ESCO, CFFP and planned leveraged financing at other public housing sites. Commissioner Hunnicutt motioned to approve this Resolution. Commissioner Allen second the motion. This Resolution was approved unanimously.
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA There were no public comments.
COMMISSIONERS COMMENTS AND REPORTS
CLOSED SESSION A Closed session is scheduled with the Executive Director and Agency Counsel under Government Code section 54957 (b) (1), 54956.9, 54957.6 to update the Commission on personnel issues, pending litigation and labor negotiations. The Commission went to closed session at 4:45pm.
ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before the Commission, Commissioner Schwartz motioned to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Safai seconded the motion. President Brown adjourned the Commission Meeting of January 13, 2011, at 5:30 p.m.
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Henry A. Alvarez, Secretary/ Executive Director
Rev. Amos Brown, President