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this i know they are going to get evicted. i mean that is -- so there is some kind of usually mental health piece of why that's happening. so that's where i just really would love to see to make sure that we have those resources in place and then kind of have the cultural confidence resources there too someone that could go in and talk to them and they would trust. >> i think those are great comments and suggestions and we will move forward with those. thank you. >> thank you. [off mic] >> good morning. my name is tanya, transition lead for fsha. i would like to thank ms. campbell for the report that they have done as well as dan and his team working alongside myself. i'd like to just quickly touch on several things that ms. campbell brought forward.
and then i'll go into our presentation really quickly. but i'd like to assure you that through the transition period and we continue to be in this phase fsha has made great strides. as it relates to the severance of our staff, we have fully funded that severance payment. that severance payment is projected for the entire two phases. there are two phases in this process with the staff of about $5 million. and that cost will be fully funded by sfha. as it relates to the unfunded tension that has been mentioned sfha continues to work through its own financial resources to ensure that it is able to meet those obligations as well. and i believe that it will -- it gives a position to do so. as it relates to the shortfall numbers that were shared in the
report at that time of 16 to $18 million, i would like to be able to say that at this point our projected shortfall is 9 to $10 million as a matter of fact for this coming calendar year because it runs on a calendar year as it relates to the voucher payments. the shortfall is $8 million. we have done extensive work with hud on projecting our budget. we have a specific two-year tool budgeting tool that is used where we work very closely with hud. we know at any given time from month to month what our projected shortfall is, and hud has committed to ensure that they fund that shortfall. this calendar year our shortfall was actually $22 million. and the calendar year for funding of vouchers ends on december 31. all those funds have been in fact
funded by hud. so i think as the budget legislative analysts have come in prior -- with their prior report and the condition of sfha as it relates to really not understanding what its financial position was at that time, how many vouchers it could actually put out on the street and its record-keeping reporting memorandum any of themes was really truly in a poor state. today it is much different than what it was a year ago, two years ago. i can assure you that at the chief audit executive. as it relates to the request, the four requests that we have fundamentally disagreed with, recommendations 4, 5 and 12, the fundamental disagreement with those recommendations are that hud and the state law requires that sfha remain a separate leet entity from the from the city and
the county which established it. and so in the spirit of that law, we are responding accordingly. and as it relates to recommendation 11, moving sfha, transitioning its records to the city as it relates to the financial system, we fundamentally disagree because the system today does not have a module where it can handle rental agreements rental accounting as required by hud, as required by accounting standards as well. however, what i'd like to say is the agency is not totally in disagreement as it stabilizes, which is very important, it will reconsider how it can transition into the city's financial system. i meet biweekly with the controller and it is a constant conversation that he and i both have.
so i definitely will say as it relates also to the request that the controller actually acts as the controller of sfha while it's prohibited according to law, state law the controller and i do meet, and we do talk about the financial situation our position of the sfha as well as the fact that for the single audit, that must take place annually for the city, there is information about sfha in the single audit as well. so there will be many efficiencies gained with once the m.o.u. is agreed upon and helping ensuring the sfha is financially sound. it's able to report as it should and have the internal controls required as well as the fact that ms. campbell also mentioned that we have a financial contractor
bdo and we too, when i say we too as the city auditor as the transition lead, working with the controller, it is agreed that the agency should have financial competent staff. and today there are financial competent city staff. they're working on the finance team and leading the finance of the agency and actually understanding and learning the nuances of housing financial accounting. >> thank you so much for all of your work during this transition process. i did have a few questions about the ongoing shortfall. can you just describe what's causing that? >> so when we think about the shortfall and we think about the city and county of san francisco housing authority, it
is not any different than any other housing authority nationally. every housing authority in the united states of america has a shortfall because hud only funds at a certain level, and it does not fund the entire rent for each unit. and what it does commit and ms. campbell did mention that in her recommendation, about the need for the organization to understand what is the shortfall at any given period in time so that it could request those funding -- that funding mechanism through hud in a timely manner. and what sfha what we have failed to do is understand our books know our financial position at any given time so we can make that request to receive those additional funds. and so when we think about the city and county of san francisco we know that we are one of the highest-rent
rent cities and counties in america. and with that in mind, hud only funds at a certainly level per unit. and we need to predict that as well as consider what is going to be the rent increase at any given time in each year and determine or estimate or project the month to month when rent increases will happen for all the varying units that we have vouchers. though we have our rad pros that have project-based vouchers and in those particular units are developments, we know when the rent
generally the budget cycles from january through the full -- you are fully funded from january through the end of september. and if you miss those time periods of making that request then as an agency, you are left with trying to figure out how am i going to pay that cost. and today i can say that we are not going to have to pay that cost because our books are now in order, if you will. >> i'm sorry. i'm just trying to understand it and the implications for the
potential ongoing financial support from the city for these programs. so once the shortfall is assessed and documented, you can request from hud to sort of cover that? >> yes. so let me restate. on a month-to-month basis we work with hud. we have a special team at hud that we are assigned to work with. so that we are discussing monthly what our shortfall is projected to be at any given time. and through their own process, they are setting aside those dollars specifically for the city and county of san francisco housing authority to ensure they are making a concerted effort and commitment that we will receive those funds. as an example, again this year we had a $22 million shortfall. and throughout the entire year, it
was known that we would have that $22 million shortfall and those funds were committed to the housing authority, and they have been paid to ensure that the agency did not have to figure out how to meet those obligations or even come to the city for those funds. and that's the continued process. and as it relates to the tool, this is a little more detailed than maybe you would like to have. but as it relates to the budget tool that we use that tool has been designed specifically to deal with the different attributes that the city and county deals with as it relates to the high rent cost and so forth and on. >> great. just one question on this. >> yes. >> so that sort of ongoing shortfall figure that the budget and legislative analyst presentation cited,
$16 million to $18 million annually your 2031 and that looks like a figure from the housing authority financial consultant. you mentioned you feel like it's a lower amount. but whatever the amount, is that amount eventually going to get paid back? paid by hud? or is that an annual amount that the city is going to have to -- >> to answer your question no the city will not have to pay those funds. and that amount is much lower than what has been projected at that time by the bla in its report. today we say that that amount is anywhere from 8 9 to $10 million annually, which will be funded by hud. it's a commitment from hud to do so. and that commitment is made on the basis of all the work that we have done collectively, hud and sfha together to design a tool that will help us all know where we
are at any given time in terms of costing of our units. and i'm very confident about the numbers. and i'm very confident about the work and the tools that have been designed to actually project out these numbers. and this tool and this work has also been vetted at the national level of hud as well. and on top of that on a monthly basis since i've been there i meet monthly with the regional director of hud going through the various reporting mechanisms that we need to as an agency and ensuring that we are tracking things appropriately and we really are on point with our financial reporting and understanding our financial position and the number of vouchers that we can actually issue and so forth and on. so we really have a set of really good processes and controls in
place that i believe are sustainable. >> thank you so much >> thank you. >> supervisor brown, do you have anything? >> we were just presented some amendments to the resolution approving the m.o.u. for the housing authority transition. i was wondering if somebody from the mayor's office of housing might want to go over the amendments to the resolution. >> so the redline amendments to the resolution first clarification of the housing voucher program as it's known commonly as section 8 program and collectively under -- on page 3, whereas sfha will implement a transfer of the site to developers, this makes reference to
hope sf and collectively those are called developments. and they are under a development agreement. and also a master development agreement. so those clarifications were added. more significantly there's language beginning on page 5 that makes clear that the board of supervisors may by ordinance declare itself to the board of commissioners. and also there is now reference as was mentioned earlier during the discussion during the bla report that the mayor was submitted a letter in which she confirms she will make three appointments to the board of commissioners based on the recommendations from the board of commissioners. excuse me board of supervisors. and the board of supervisors desires to make such recommendations to assist the oversight of sfha. continuing on page 6 there is a reference
to the already approved master development agreements. those were approved by the board of supervisors and board of commissioners some years ago and those are still in effect. and then just some cleanup language in the subsequent whereas clause stating that the m.o.u. will enable the housing authority through the sfha default and reorganize the housing authority consistent with the letter and the memorial letter. >> thank you. are there any members of the public that would like to testify on these items? seeing none, public comment is closed. i'd move that we approve the amendments as presented. and i move that we move this item to the full board with positive recommendation without objection.
thank you. mr. clerk, please call items 10, 11 and 12 for closed session. >> agenda item numbers 10 through 12 are two ordinances and a resolution authorizing lawsuits. >> are there any members of the public that wish to testify on the items that will be heard in closed session? seeing none public comment is closed. do we have a motion to convene in closed session? we are now in >> we are now back in open session for the november 21 meeting. the committee recommended both ordinances
and the reds lucian to the board of supervisors -- the resolution. >> do i have a motion to not disclose the proceedings from the closed session? great. is there any further business? >> yes there is one more bit of housekeeping agenda item number 9 is a hearing that was related to the housing authority and the budget legislative analyst's review of that item. is hearing is still before us. we haven't taken public comment on the matter. >> thanks for the reminder. i move that we close the hearing for item number 9. >> the matter will be filed. there is now no further business. >> thank you. we are adjourned.
center on mission street in san francisco and joined by carla, the deputy director of spur and one of the persons who pushed this shelter in place and safe enough to stay concept and we want to talk about what it means and why it's important to san francisco. >> as you know the bay area as 63% chance of having a major earthquake and it's serious and going to impact a lot of people and particularly people in san francisco because we live on a major fault so what does this mean for us? part of what it means is that potentially 25% of san francisco's building stock will be uninhibit tabl and people can't stay in their homes after an earthquake. they may have to go to shelters or leave
entirely and we don't want that to happen. >> we want a building stock to encourage them to stay in the homes and encourage them to stay and not relocate to other locations and shelters. >> that's right so that means the housing needs to be safe enough to stay and we have been focused in trying to define what that means and you as a former building official knows better than anybody the code says if an earthquake happens it won't kill you but doesn't necessarily say that can you stay in your home and we set out to define what that might mean and you know because you built this house we're in now and this shows what it's like to be in a place safe enough to stay. it's not going to be perfect. there maybe cracks in the walls and not
have gas or electricity within a while but can you essentially camp out within your unit. what's it going to take to get the housing stock up to this standard? we spent time talking about this and one of the building types we talk about was soft story buildings and the ground floor is vulnerable because there are openings for garages or windows and during the earthquake we saw in the marina they went right over and those are -- >> very vulnerable buildings. >> very and there are a lot of apartment buildings in san that that are like that. >> and time to. >> >> retrofit the buildings so people can stay in them after the earthquake. >> what do they need? do they
need information? do they need incentives? mandates? >> that's a good question. i think it starts with information. people think that new buildings are earthquake proof and don't understand the performance the building will have so we want a transparent of letting people know is my building going to be safe in it after an earthquake? is my building so dangers i should be afraid of being injured? so developing a ranking system for buildings would be very important and i think for some of the larger apartment buildings that are soft story we need a mandatory program to fix the buildings, not over night and not without financial help or incentive, but a phased program over time that is reasonable so we can fix those buildings, and for the smaller
soft story buildings and especially in san francisco and the houses over garages we need information and incentives and coaxing the people along and each of the owners want their house to be safe enough. >> we want the system and not just mandate everybody. >> that's right. >> i hear about people talking about this concept of resiliency. as you're fixing your knowledge you're adding to the city wide resiliency. >> >> what does that mean? >> that's a great question. what spur has done is look at that in terms of recovery and in new orleans with katrina and lost many of the people, hasn't recovered the building stock. it's not a good situation. i think we can agree and in san we want to rebuild well and quickly
after a major disaster so we have defined what that means for our life lines. how do we need the gasolines to perform and water perform after an earthquake and the building stock as well, so we have the goal of 95% of our homes to be ready for shelter in place after a major earthquake, and that way people can stay within the city. we don't lose our work force. we don't lose the people that make san francisco so special. we keep everybody here and that allow us to recover our economy, and everything because it's so interdependent. >> so that is a difficult goal but i think we can achieve it over the long time so thank you very much for hosting us and hosting this great exhibit, and thank you very much for joining
welcome. we're glad you are here. this is the regular meeting of the board of education. the san francisco unified school district. today november 12th, 2019. this meeting is now called to order. roll call, please. [roll call] >> i'd like to start this meeting by frederick douglas who said power concedes nothing without a command. and it never
the time is set by the president. importantly according to board rules and pressures speaker cards will not be accepted for an item already before the board. number two superintendent's report. >> thank you. good evening everyone. the san francisco unified school district is now providing childcare for the regular board meetings. [applause] it's beginning right now. [laughter] and space is limited and we'll be provided on a first-come-first serve basis for children age 3-10. childcare is provided from 6:00 to 9:00 in the educational placement center waiting room located here on the first floor right outside this door and down the hall. if you have any questions you can contact ms. esther casco to the board of education at
(415)241-6493 and childcare is now provided. the second annual performing arts dance showcase is this nurse, november 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. it takes place at the auditorium 450 30th avenue between gary and clement. this event is sponsored by the san francisco unified school district visual and performing arts district and organized by their dedicated certificated dance teachers. our students will amaze you with their talent. the school's participating include washington high school, lowell high school, lincoln high school, ruth school of the arts high school, james lick middle school brad enel elementary, and many more schools. we recently had a presentation
on the kindergarten to college program from our city treasurer. we heard him describe kindergarten to college bank days. i'd like to announce there are k-c bank days scheduled in december where families are encouraged to bring their children down to the bank and they can ask questions. they make a deposit they'll get a k-c gift. this takes place at the following locations december 7th 11:00 to 1:00 at the westportal city brink branch december 7th 11:00 to 1:00 at the inner richmond city bank branch. and december 14th at the city bank branch and also on december 14th, from 11:00 to 1:00 at the china town city bank branch. inclusive schools week is december 2nd through 6th this year. join san francisco unified school district sites across the district in celebrating inclusive schools week. by engaging in discussions about the importance of inclusion and
by participating in exclusive schools week we can help to make all marginalized students and family feel included each one. it's one of the weeks during the school year when we can reflect on our charge to assist students to be the best version of themselves. this year's national inclusive schools week theme is charting the course for in for inclusion as a requirement for achieving greater access, equitable opportunities and more authentic relationships. at the same time, most of us recognize that we can take more steps to reach our goal of fully inclusive schools. contact your school today to see what they're planning and how you can help. parent conferences are next week. the week of november 18th for elementary and middle schools. contact your sites to get details for your student's
school and information regarding the conference time. schools will be closed november 25th through the 29th for thanksgiving recess, however our offices will be open monday tuesday and wednesday and closed on the 28th and the 29th. finally, i understand that many members of the community are asking for more information regarding the principle of bay view horseman. unfortunately -- i'm sorry. i apologize. buena vista. i apologize. buena vista horseman. unfortunately, the district condition share information about the reason for any employee's leave given its obligation to uphold confidentiality for students and staphylococcus we owe all employees and others involved the respect of privacy. there are a lot of rumors and assumptions about why the principal is on leave. it has nothing to do with facilities political protests or the stay-over program. that concludes my announcements
for this evening president cook. >> thank you dr. matthews. our student delegates report. >> thank you. good evening everyone. support our student peers who are in need. a donation of $20 for a shirt sale will help subsidize the cost of purchasing toys for the holidays winter clothing, socks, toothbrushes, laundry detergent books and holiday needs to put a smile on our peer's faces. we like to thank you who supported our cause. thank you, very much. our student leaders are driven by advocating for our constituent student body. we strive for collaborating with our board members to we align on projects every year. our goal is to work together on resolutions that touch and contend student support services we invite our board members to our meetings to foster on going projects.
>> we invite all who are interested in bilingual learning. at our meeting the one million project was presented and we would like to share this super cool program that aims to give free hotspots within an internet access for high school students in need of this resource at home. the sfuc is partners with the one million project and their goal is to provide students without internet access outside of school free hotspots and 10 dig agate of service. we would like to thank david landham and david malone from the department of technology for presenting this program. our next meeting will be november 18th, at 5:00 p.m. in the board of ed room. the sac and anyone is welcome to
attend our meetings. thank you. >> thank you. >> number four, recognition and resolutions of accommodation there's none tonight. number five, all valuable employees are rave awards. dr. matthews. >> thank you president cook. tonight, our rave award which is recognizing all valuable employees, our rave special service award goes to gray todd. he is a teacher at presidio middle school and this evening his principal, emma will be presenting his award. [applause] >> do i need to -- ok.
let's try again. good evening. it is my great pleasure and honor as the principal of presidio middle school to announce this month's rave distinguished service award recipient gray todd. gray is an outstanding teacher who goes above and beyond to build school communities for students and adults. mr. todd is a problem solver innovator, clear communicator, teacher, leader and unites our school across programs. he supports everyone in the building with their tech questions. he opens the building on the weekends so teachers can come in and work. he developed a daily news program for our students and has trained a student media core to update it every morning before school. he runs an after school robotics club through our beacon program and worked closely with sales force volunteers on projects to support access to supplies for teachers and access to technology and coding for all
students. gray todd is a force for good in our building. gray congratulations and thank you for all you do for the students of our district. [applause] >> very few thank you dr. matthews and ms. dunbar and everyone for acknowledging me for doing a job that is the best thing i've ever done in any life and i wouldn't do anything else. it seems a shame that i'm the only one in a month to get it when there are thousands of teachers and care professional and support staff who all go above and beyond.
>> congratulations and good-bye. section c. public comment. number one protocol for public comment. please note that public comment is an opportunity for the board to hear from the community on matters within the board's jurisdiction and we ask you refrain from using employee's names. if you have a complaint about a district employee submit it to the employer supervisor in accordance with district policy. as a reminder board rules and california law do not allow us to ask questions during the public comment time. if appropriate the superintendent will ask the staff follow-up with speakers. so, i have a number of cards from our folks at the buena vista community. thank you for organizing your cards and i'm going to call the names. when you hear your name, just start to lineup at the podium. and you will all have two minutes to speak.
bonita low president lopes. paloma lopes. bernice casey. maria vega. rafael picasso and meghan adams. start now. just press the button when you are ready. >> good evening. my name is lordes and i'm here to ask the resolution of our principal. i have a child with special needs. i needed an i.e.p. and i
approached two principle and none of them gave me a response only claudia gave me a response right away and i have a child with special needs and she gave me an iep and she opened her computer and gave me an appointment. i think she goes beyond and after a fundraising i'm working at the school and we're leaving at 9:00 p.m. and she's still answering her e-mails. she's like -- she's the first person for that position. she's always professional. she responds in a professional manner. and i cannot -- i cannot believe she's a patients. you sun suspend and don't give you answers. not that she is touched goes beyond her duties and she is an
example for our children. our children are going to trauma right now because we have an immigrant community. and what the district is doing is enhancing that trauma because the children ask everyday for her to when is claudia coming back in? i tell them i'm going to fight until she's back and reinstated and i also wanted to ask the solidarity or the leaders especially the african american leaders that are see in this room.
>> speaking spanish. >> our principal has been working side by side with us. we need to combat so we can continue working. we need her back. [speaking spanish]. >> please put your hand in your heart and think about our community. our community needs to be treated with dignity and respect. [speaking spanish].
whatever feelings you may have balance that out and see what is more important. please think about our children. this is in your hands. >> good afternoon. [speaking spanish]. >> good evening. think with our heart. [ applause ]. >> greetings to all. i'm an eighth-grade student. i am here to plead for the return of our principal. we don't know the reason behind
her being removed from her duties but what we are certain of it wasn't worth her being taken away from us and our school. i think everyone would agree with me that we need our principal, fierce leader glue to be returned to us immediately. she knew how to lead everyone through thick and thin and in turn she created a safe and equal community around our school. without her, there is chaos. with kayious, we cannot work well on a daily basis. she is a seeker for social justice which is at the very heart and soul of our school. we as students as teachers as parents, as family will always follow the path for justice and
will fight for her return. we ask that it not get to that point and she be allowed to come home to where she belongs. we thank you for your time. [ applause ]. >> hi i am a sixth grader student at this school. i feel sad that the principal is gone. each day she saluted me with a bright spirit. she's always in a good mood. i feel like we need her back and we need our principal back. >> good evening, i am an eighth grader at this school. and our principal is overall a great principal.
she has a very encouraging, brave very encouraging attitude, yeah. she has rectified many of our problems in our school. overall she does way more than what she works for. she has taught me something very important there should be no boundaries to human endeavor. [ applause ]. >> hi. i am an eighth grader at this school. claudia has been a great
principal. in 2016 whb when president trump got elected, i was in elementary school. in 2017 when someone got shot we had a protest advocating gun control which was led by the principal. i hate to say itch to say an a school and i can't remember which of the schools it was. this year we walked out against climate change and claudia turned a blind eye and made like she didn't see it. [ indiscernible ] -- >> i and apparently the district disagree.
some might say you should be less political, but all of the protest [ indiscernible ] -- the only reason kids are held in cages and separated from their parents [ indiscernible ] -- and the only reason that a [ indiscernible ] pathological liar can be elected is that [ indiscernible ] -- if it isn't clear by now these things are also political. my family and i are proud to be involved in a school that cares about social justice. last week our teachers took [ indiscernible ] as a strike to
support claudia. [ indiscernible ] -- [ applause ]. >> thank you. >> good day -- >> before you get started people speaking after, when you go to the mic [ indiscernible ] -- give yourself some distance from the mic. >> fair enough. i am the program manager for a stable program at this school. i am here to advocate for claudia. she gave many a place to stay. i have some families with me to say something about. >> my name is baltimore and i'm one of the many children that stay at the stay over program. i was