Fire Commission - March 16, 2017 - Minutes

Meeting Date: 
March 16, 2017 - 10:00am
Location: 

PDF iconMarch 16, 2017 Special Meeting Minutes FC No. 2016-03.pdf

 

Minutes of Fire Commission Special Meeting
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:00 a.m.
 
698 Second Street, Room 102  San Francisco  California  94107
 
 
President Cleaveland called the meeting to order at 10:02 AM. 
 
Item No.
 
1. ROLL CALL
 
President Ken Cleaveland 
Vice President Stephen A. Nakajo
Commissioner Michael Hardeman
Commissioner Francee Covington
 
Also Present:
Brad Russi, Deputy City Attorney, Government Team – Counsel to the Commission
Maureen Conefrey, Commission Secretary
Joanne Hayes-White, Chief of Department
Lisa Berkowitz, Deputy City Attorney, Counsel to the Department
Daniel Thompson, Counsel to Member
Stephen Giacalone, Local 798 Representative
Elizabeth Wood, Court Reporter
 
2. CASE NO. 2016-03:  CONTINUATION OF FEBRUARY 9, 2017 CLOSED SESSION HEARING AND DELIBERATIONS ON EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINE CONCERNING VERIFIED COMPLAINT FILED BY CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT AGAINST MEMBER, DATED SEPTEMBER 20, 2016, FOR VIOLATIONS AS FOLLOWS:
 
 Section 2004 – Restricted Passengers
 Section 3905 – Familiarity with the Rules
 Section 3907 – Safety Rules
 Section 3909 – False Reports
 Section 3919 – Proper Behavior
 Section 3921 – Inattention to Duty
 Section 3923 – Acts Detrimental to Welfare of Department
 Section 3941 – Use of Vehicles
 
This matter was in progress in closed session pursuant to the posted Special Agenda Meeting of February 9, 2017 when a medical emergency interrupted the proceedings.  
 
A. Public Comment on Special Meeting Agenda Item; Possible Closed Session
 
Members of the public may comment on all matters pertaining to Agenda Item No. 2, and whether to consider the matter in Closed Session.  [Government Code § 54954.3(a), Administrative Code § 67.15(b)]
 
President Cleaveland called for public comment.  No member of the public came forward and President Cleaveland closed public comment.
 
B. Vote on whether to continue hearing in closed session [Action]
 
 
B. Vote on whether to continue hearing in closed session [Action]
 
Commissioner Hardeman made a motion to hold hearing and conduct deliberations in Closed Session.  Commissioner Covington seconded, and the motion was unanimously approved.  (4-0; Cleaveland, Nakajo, Hardeman, Covington)
 
The Commission went into closed session at 10:07.
 
C. Hearing and Deliberations 
 
1. Hearing on verified complaint (in open or closed session, per the Commission’s decision)
 
The Commission took a lunch break from 12:20 p.m. to 1:03 p.m. when they reconvened in closed session.
 
The evidentiary hearing concluded at 2:44 p.m.
 
2. Deliberations and possible action on charges (in open or closed session, per the Commission’s decision) [Discussion and Possible Action]
 
The Commission held Deliberations in closed session at 2:57 p.m.
 
D. If Closed Session is held, reconvene in Open Session
 
1. Report on any action taken in Closed Session as specified in Government Code Section 54957.1(a)(5) and Administrative Code Section 67.12(b)(4).
 
The Commission reconvened in Open Session to report action taken at 3:32 p.m.
 
The Commission will continue deliberations during a special meeting on March 22, 2017 at 4:00 p.m., at City Hall, Room 400, San Francisco, CA, 94102.
 
2. Vote to elect whether to disclose any or all discussions held in Closed Session, as specified in Administrative Code Section 67.12(a).  [Action]
 
Commissioner Covington made a motion not to disclose discussion held in Closed Session.  Commissioner Hardeman seconded, and the motion was unanimously approved.  (4-0; Cleaveland, Nakajo, Hardeman, Covington,)
 
3. ADJOURNMENT
 
President Cleaveland adjourned the meeting at 3:37 p.m.