Fire Commission - June 22, 2016 - Agenda

Meeting Date: 
June 22, 2016 - 5:00pm
Location: 
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Room 400
San Francisco, CA 94102
SAN FRANCISCO   FIRE COMMISSION
 
Fire Commission Regular Meeting 
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 5:00 p.m.
 
City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 400  San Francisco  California  94102
 
 
AGENDA
Item No.
1. ROLL CALL
 
President Francee Covington
Vice President Ken Cleaveland
Commissioner Stephen A. Nakajo 
Commissioner Michael Hardeman
 
Acting Chief of Department Mark Gonzales
 
2. PUBLIC COMMENT
 
Members of the public may address the Commission for up to three minutes on any matter within the Commission’s jurisdiction and does not appear on the agenda. Speakers shall address their remarks to the Commission as a whole and not to individual Commissioners or Department personnel. Commissioners are not to enter into debate or discussion with a speaker. The lack of a response by the Commissioners or Department personnel does not necessarily constitute agreement with or support of statements made during public comment.
 
3. PROPOSED LEGISLATION FROM THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS [Discussion and possible action]
[Fire Code - Disclosure of Fire Safety Information]
 
File No.: 150792 Ordinance amending the San Francisco Fire Code to require building owners and homeowners’ associations to provide fire safety information to residents in buildings with three or more dwelling units, and annual fire safety information and training to residents in buildings with 16 or more units; making findings as to local conditions pursuant to the California Health and Safety Code; and directing the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to transmit the ordinance to appropriate State officials.
 
4. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES [Discussion and possible action]
Discussion and possible action to approve meeting minutes.
 
• Minutes from Regular Meeting on May 25, 2016
 
5 CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT’S REPORT [Discussion]
REPORT FROM ACTING CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT, MARK GONZALES
Report on current issues, activities and events within the Department since the Fire Commission meeting of June 8, 2016, including Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget, academies, 150th Anniversary update, special events, communications and outreach to other government agencies and the public.
 
REPORT FROM ADMINISTRATION
Report on the Administrative Divisions, Fleet and Facility status, Finance, Support Services, Homeland Security and Training within the Department.
 
8. AGENDA FOR NEXT FIRE COMMISSION MEETING [Discussion]
Discussion regarding agenda for the July 13, 2016 regular meeting.
 
9. PUBLIC COMMENT ON ITEM 11
Public comment on all matters pertaining to Item 11 below, including public comment on whether to hold Item 11 in closed session. 
 
10. VOTES ON CLOSED SESSION [Action]
 
a. Vote on whether to invoke the attorney client privilege and hold Item 11(a) in closed session (Admin. Code § 67.10).
 
b. Vote on whether to hold Item 11(b) in closed session (Admin Code § 67.10). 
 
11. CLOSED SESSION 
 
a. CLOSED SESSION: CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL – EXISTING LITIGATION. Conference with legal counsel to discuss existing litigation pursuant to California Government Code Section 54956.9(a) and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(d)(1) and possible recommendation to the Board of Supervisors for settlement approval or to take other action.  [Action item]
 
Existing Litigation:
Jack K. Frazier v. City and County of San Francisco 
San Francisco Superior Court Case No. 13-535089
Date Filed: October 28, 2013
 
b. Case No. 2015-06:  COMMISSION DELIBERATIONS ON PROPOSED FINDINGS OF FACT, AND POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF FINDINGS OF FACT REGARDING VERIFIED COMPLAINT FILED WITH THE COMMISSION BY CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT [Action item]
 
On December 9, 2015, Chief of Department Joanne Hayes-White filed a verified complaint with the Commission against member for a non-punitive medical separation.
The Commission conducted an evidentiary hearing in the above case on March 1, 2016.  By a unanimous vote of Commissioners present (4-0: Commissioners Covington, Cleaveland, Nakajo, Hardeman), the Commission accepted the Chief of Department’s recommendation of a non-punitive medical separation of the member from the department.
 
The Commission is now considering proposed Findings of Fact in relation to that decision.
 
This case may be heard in Closed Session pursuant to Government Code Section 54957(b) and San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.10(b). 
 
12. REPORT ON ANY ACTION TAKEN IN CLOSED SESSION as specified in California Government Code Section 54957.1(a) and San Francisco Administrative Code section 67.12(b).
 
13. VOTE TO ELECT WHETHER TO DISCLOSE ANY OR ALL DISCUSSIONS HELD IN CLOSED SESSION, as specified in San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.12(a).   [Action]
 
14. ADJOURNMENT
 
 
SAN FRANCISCO FIRE COMMISSION
 
NOTICE OF COMMISSION PROCEDURES
 
Commission Meeting Schedule and Location
 
The Fire Commission will meet regularly on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at San Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102. The second Wednesday in Room 416 at 9:00 a.m. and the fourth Wednesday in Room 400 at 5:00 p.m.
 
Commission Office
 
The Fire Commission Office is located at 698 Second Street, Room 220, San Francisco, CA 94107. The Fire Commission telephone number is (415) 558-3451; the fax number is (415) 558-3413. The web address is www.sfgov.org/fire_comm/.  Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
 
Language Access
 
Per the Language Access Ordinance (Chapter 91 of the San Francisco Administrative Code), Chinese, Spanish and or Filipino (Tagalog) interpreters will be available upon requests. Meeting Minutes may be translated, if requested, after they have been adopted by the Commission.  Assistance in additional languages may be honored whenever possible. To request assistance with these services please contact the Commission Secretary at (415) 558-3451, or fire.commission@sfgov.org at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.  Late requests will be honored if possible. 
 
Information on Disability Access
 
The hearing rooms in City Hall are wheelchair accessible.  The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #42 Downtown Loop, and #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness and the Metro Stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. For information about MUNI accessible services call (415) 923-6142. There is accessible curbside parking adjacent to City Hall on Grove Street and Van Ness Avenue and in the vicinity of the Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue adjacent to Davies Hall and the War Memorial Complex.  For more information about MUNI accessible services, call (415) 701-4485.
 
To obtain a disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, to participate in the meeting, please contact the Commission Secretary at least two business days before the meeting at (415) 558-3451 to make arrangements.  Late requests will be honored, if possible.
 
To assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.
 
Policy on use of Cell Phones, Pagers and Similar Sound-Producing Electronic Devices at and During Public Meetings
 
The ringing and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at Fire Commission meetings. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic device.
 
Documents for Public Inspection
 
Documents referred to in this agenda, if not otherwise exempt from disclosure, are available for public inspection and copying at the Fire Commission Office.  If any materials related to an item on this agenda are distributed to the Fire Commission after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials, if not otherwise exempt from disclosure, are also available for public inspection at the Fire Commission Office, 698 Second Street, room 220, San Francisco, during normal office hours.
 
Know Your Rights Under The Sunshine Ordinance
(Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)
 
Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review.  For more information on your rights under the sunshine ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the sunshine ordinance task force. You may contact the current Sunshine Ordinance Task Force Administrator, Frank Darby, Jr., as follows: Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, City Hall, Room 244, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689, Phone: (415) 554-7724, Fax: (415) 554-5784, E-mail: sotf@sfgov.org. Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City’s Web site at http://www.sfgov.org.
 
San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance
 
Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local policy or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance (San Francisco Campaign and Governmental Conduct Code sections 2.100 – 2.160) to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102, telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317 and Web site: http://www.sfgov.org/ethics/.