HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO Minutes of Commission Meeting Thursday, May 27 , 2010
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, May 27, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. Rev. Amos Brown called the meeting to order at 4:03 p.m. 1.
ROLL CALL PRESENT:
Rev. Amos Brown, President Neola Gans, Vice President Millard Larkin, Commissioner Matthew Schwartz, Commissioner
NOT PRESENT: George Brown, Commissioner Jane Hsu, Commissioner Dwayne Jones, Commissioner A quorum was present. ALSO PRESENT:
Mr. Henry A. Alvarez, Executive Director Mr. Roger Crawford, Special Assistant to the Executive Director
APPROVAL OF AGENDA Vice President Gans motioned to approve the agenda. Commissioner Schwartz 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 pertinent information from HUD in their Commission binder.
COMMITTEE REPORTS There were no Committee Reports.
REPORT OF GENERAL COUNSEL
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Mr. Roger Crawford, Special Assistant to the Executive Director informed the Commission that there would be a closed session to discuss pending litigation and labor negotiations. 6.
TENANT REPRESENTATIVE REPORT Dorothy Ramey, President of CCSD reported on several issues including CCSD workshop, getting the Executive Director to possibly attend meetings and other issues regarding CityWide/ Senior Disabled. Kimberly Hill-Brown, President of PHTA was not presented at the meeting. Ramona Collie presented in her absence regarding elections in Sunnydale, as well as a PHTA leadership training.
PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS Public Comments were heard by the following: Ace Washington
UNFINISHED BUSINESS There was no unfinished business.
NEW BUSINESS CONSENT AGENDA NOTE:
All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Agenda, are considered to be routine by the San Francisco Housing Authority Board and will be acted upon by a single vote of the Authority Board. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member of the Authority Board so request, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered as a separate item.
1. Approval of Minutes for March 25, 2010 Commission Meeting 2. [Agreement Granting Pacific Gas and Electric Company a Utility Easement at Cal 1-18(3) Hunters View to Facilitate Underground Installation of electric distribution lines] Consideration and Approval. Presented by Barbara Smith, Administrator HD/MOD.
Commissioner Schwartz motioned to approve the Consent Agenda. Vice President Gans seconded the motion, The Consent Agenda was passed unanimously.
Commission Meeting Minutes May 27, 2010 Page 3 A) ACTION ITEMS 1. [Contract with RMI Mechanical Contractor, inc for Boiler Internal Tube & Accessory replacement at cal 1-18(4) Alice Griffith Housing Development in an amount not to exceed $88,180] James Mark, Senior Project Manager presented this Resolution. This Resolution will authorize the Executive Director to enter into a contract with RMI Mechanical for Boiler Tube and Accessory replacement at Alice Griffith Housing Development. Work under this contract will generally
include, but not be limited to, the following tasks: provide temporary boiler; clean out boiler interior; replace internal tubes and accessories; remove temporary boiler; and provide a two (2) year warranty for this work. HD&MOD developed the Invitation for Bid documents, Plans, and Specifications based on master procurement documents furnished by the Finance & Procurement Department and construction documents (drawings and technical specifications) furnished by the Authority’s consultants. The lowest responsive and responsible bidder was RMI Mechanical Contractors, Inc. with a bid that is 18 percent over the Independent Cost Estimate (ICE). The bid was analyzed with the ICE consultant and considered to be fair and reasonable. RMI Mechanical Contractors, Inc. is pursuing one (1) laborer position to meet resident hiring contract requirements. RMI Mechanical Contractors, Inc. has not used resident hiring on past contracts but will achieve a minimum of 25% resident hiring. RMI Mechanical Contractors, Inc. has achieved a 21% WBE firm participation with a crane Company and rental installation of a temporary boiler. Commissioner Larkin requested clearer information to be presented to the Commission before these types of items were brought forth for approval. Vice President Gans motioned to approve the Resolution. Commissioner Schwartz seconded the motion. Commissioner Larkin abstained from voting. This Resolution was approved with a three to one vote. 2. [Declaration of the Authority’s intent to issue revenue bonds for multifamily housing, in one or more series, in an amount not to exceed $25 million] Barbara Smith, HD/MOD Administrator presented this Resolution. This resolution declares the Authority’s intent to issue up to $25 million in revenue bonds for multi-family housing to fund the acquisition, rehabilitation
Commission Meeting Minutes May 27, 2010 Page 4 and equipping of multi-family housing projects and to permit funds advanced from the Authority toward such projects to be reimbursed from the proceeds of the bonds. The proceeds of the bonds will be loaned to entities to be formed, the general partner or managing general partner of which will be SFHA Housing Corporation, a California non-profit public benefit corporation, or an affiliate of SFHA Housing Corporation or of the Authority. Sixteen Authority multi-family projects listed on the attached resolution are being considered for this funding.
A Mixed-Finance Modernization approach that includes a 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit allocation associated with the bond financing is proposed. Low Income Housing Tax Credit equity paid into the projects by investors would provide a portion of the investment needed for repairs. Additional funds would be leveraged through the HUD Capital Fund Financing Program (CFFP), a way for PHA’s to borrow funds for up to 20 years through direct loans from banks or through multi-family housing revenue bond transactions. The Authority’s resident hiring requirements will be incorporated into any Revenue Bond Program for multi-family housing The Authority’s MBE/WBE participation requirements would be incorporated into any Revenue Bond Program for multi-family housing. The actual issuance of the bonds will be subject to acceptable terms and conditions approved by the Commission in a definitive bond resolution. Commissioner Gans wanted information on how long the process for construction would be. Ms. Smith informed the Commission that it would take approximately a year to start construction and we would have twenty years for loan repayment. Vice President Gans requested to add Alemany onto the list of proposed properties. Vice President Gans motioned to approve this Resolution. Commissioner Schwartz seconded the motion. This Resolution was approved unanimously. 3. [Broadband Wi-Fi project partnership with the City and County of San Francisco Department of Technology in an amount not to exceed $270,000] David Rosario, Director of Informational Systems presented this Resolution. The approval of this resolution will allow the SFHA to provide broadband Wi-Fi service to Public Housing residents. The City of San Francisco Broadband project is currently deploying broadband and wireless to various housing developments in the city via the City-owned fiber infrastructure. The proposed project will provide wireless Internet access at 3,433 units of housing at 33 SFHA developments. Funding for this request is available from Public Housing Operating Program and Capital Fund Program for fiscal year 2010.
Commission Meeting Minutes May 27, 2010 Page 5 Commissioner Larkin wanted to ensure that there would be computer training opportunities for SFHA residents. Mr. Rosario informed the Commissioners that the trainings and guidance will be delivered in partnership with the City and County of San Francisco through the SFHA Community Centers. Commissioner Larkin motioned to approve this Resolution. Vice President Gans seconded the motion. This Resolution was passed unanimously. 4. [Agreement with Stone Oak Athletics Association to provide
summer sports activities for Housing Authority youth in an amount not to exceed $250,000] Roger Crawford., Special Assistant to the Executive Director presented this Resolution. This resolution authorizes the Executive Director to enter into an agreement with Stone Oak Athletics Association to provide summertime sports activities to Housing Authority youth. The activities will be provided while school is in recess for the summer. The Authority advertised an RFP seeking to retain an organization qualified to help the Housing Authority provide Housing Authority youth with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of sports such as basketball while at the same time receive academic tutoring, provide job opportunities to residents, all within a safe and nurturing environment. The Solicitation Review Committee determined that Stone Oak Athletics had the desired experience necessary to provide summer sports activities in the manner requested and within the specified budget. The proposed Summer Sports program is scheduled to begin on June 7, 2010 and will run through 195 Kiska, Boy and Girls Club; Phillip and Sala Burton High School, Bayview YMCA and Thurgood Marshall High School. SFHA and Stone Oaks Athletics are collaborating with the SFPD for the provision of a positive police presence at the venues for the camps. Commissioner Schwartz wanted to know the approximate number of residents that the program would facilitate. Mr. Crawford informed him that there will be slots available for 500 residents. Vice President Gans motioned to approve the Resolution. Commissioner Schwartz seconded the motion. This Resolution was approved unanimously. 10.
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA
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Public Comments were heard by the following: Yvonne Martinez Marvin Harrell Jr. Ulysses Madison Emmanuel Hepborn Darnisha Wright Sulalagi palega Ace Washington Leotis Martin Lynn Daniels 11.
COMMISSIONERS COMMENTS AND REPORTS Commissioner Larkin stated that the Commission supported the new Executive Director as well as the new administration that SFHA was implemented.
CLOSED SESSION A Closed Session was 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 into Closed Session at 5:40pm. No decisions were made.
ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to come before the Commission, Commissioner Schwartz motioned to adjourn the meeting. Vice President Gans seconded the motion. President Brown adjourned the Commission Meeting of May 27, 2010, at 6:50 p.m.
Henry A. Alvarez, Secretary/ Executive Director
Rev. Amos Brown, President