Mandelman is moving forward with the legislation to expand mental health/substance abuse conservatorships in the Rules Committee, and he’s holding a hearing to see what resources the city has to accommodate the law. Presumably his line of questioning will follow up on recommendations from the city’s April 2018 performance audit of DPH’s Behavioral Health Services, which repeatedly emphasized the need for more intensive case managers, among other needs.
In other news, he and other Supes have called on SFMTA to “daylight” intersections, which will mean the loss of one parking spot at each corner of the intersection to improve visibility. Let the parking wars begin!
Also, not sure how I missed this last week, but apparently Peskin reintroduced his controversial legislation mandating a Conditional Use Permit for most home expansions, which is co-sponsored by Mandelman.
The SFMTA Board of Directors will conduct a closed meeting Tuesday, May 14, 1 p.m., in City Hall, room 400.
The BOS Budget and Finance Subcommittee will meet Wednesday, May 15, 10 a.m., in City Hall, room 250. Agenda
- 7. JAPANESE TEA GARDEN, COIT TOWER ELEVATOR, SAN FRANCISCO BOTANICAL GARDENS, CONSERVATORY OF FLOWERS – FLEXIBLE PRICING Discussion and possible action to recommend that the Board of Supervisors authorize flexible pricing for Nonresident Fees at the following specialty gardens and tourist attractions: Japanese Tea Garden; Coit Tower Elevator; San Francisco Botanical Gardens; and the Conservatory of Flowers. (ACTION ITEM) This item was referred to the General Calendar with recommendation to approve Staff: Dana Ketcham – 831-6868. Supporting documentation here.
The fees for the Japanese Tea Garden are also earlier on the Consent Calendar.
- 190372 [Hearing – Services to Support Housing Conservatorship Program] Sponsor: Mandelman
Hearing regarding whether the City has services, including, but not limited to, supportive housing with wraparound services and adequate beds, outpatient mental health counseling, psychiatric and psychological services, and substance use disorder services, in sufficient quantity, resources, and funding levels to serve the population that will be served by the Housing Conservatorship Program proposed in the pending Ordinance in File No. 181042; and requesting the Department of Public Health, Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, and Office of the Public Conservator of the Department of Aging and Adult Services to report. 4/2/19; RECEIVED AND ASSIGNED to the Rules Committee.
- 181042 [Health, Administrative Codes – Housing Conservatorships] Sponsors: Mayor; Mandelman, Brown and Stefani
Ordinance amending the Health Code to authorize procedures for the appointment of a conservator for a person incapable of caring for the person’s own health and well-being due to a serious mental illness and substance use disorder, and designating the City Attorney to institute judicial proceedings to establish housing conservatorships; and amending the Administrative Code to establish the Housing Conservatorship Working Group to conduct an evaluation of the City’s implementation of the housing conservatorship program. 10/30/18; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Rules Committee. 11/13/18; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT. 11/15/18; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.
The following legislation is submitted under the “30-Day Rule,” meaning it must be proposed 30 days before any hearing. The 30-Day Rule legislation is reserved for proposals that would “create or revise major city policy.”
- 190438 [Administrative Code – Affordable Housing Production and Preservation Fund] Sponsors: Fewer; Brown, Walton, Mandelman, Peskin, Haney, Mar and Ronen
Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to establish the Affordable Housing Production and Preservation Fund to receive appropriated excess Education Revenue Augmentation Fund revenues received by the City, for the purpose of funding land acquisition and production of new 100% affordable housing, and acquisition and preservation of existing housing to make that housing permanently affordable. 4/23/19; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Rules Committee. 4/30/19; REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.
- 190497 [Administrative Code – Mental Health Board/Behavioral Health Commission] Sponsors: Stefani; Mandelman
Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to change the name of the Mental Health Board to the Behavioral Health Commission; to include in the definition of a “consumer” one who receives substance use services; and to permit a consumer who is an employee in a behavioral health public or private agency and who does not have any interest, influence, or authority over any financial or contractual matter concerning the employer, to be appointed to the Commission. 5/7/19; ASSIGNED UNDER 30 DAY RULE to the Rules Committee
- 190164 [Police Code – Acceptance of Cash by Brick-and-Mortar Businesses] Sponsors: Brown; Fewer, Walton, Peskin, Safai, Mandelman, Ronen, Yee and Haney
Ordinance amending the Police Code to require, in general, that brick-and-mortar businesses accept payment in cash in connection with the purchase of goods and services other than professional services. 05/07/2019; PASSED ON FIRST READING. Question: Shall this Ordinance be FINALLY PASSED?
- 190442 [Apply for, Accept, and Expend Grant – United States Department of Housing and Urban Development – Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program – $7,570,360 – FY2019-2020] Sponsors: Mayor; Mandelman
Resolution approving the FY2019-2020 Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (“HOPWA”) Program; and authorizing the Mayor, on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco, to apply for, accept, and expend the City’s FY2019-2020 HOPWA Program entitlement from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in the amount of $7,520,360 and to expend program income of $50,000 for a combined total of $7,570,360 for the period of July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2024. Question: Shall this Resolution be ADOPTED?
- 190507 [Urging Creation of a Systematic Daylighting Plan] Sponsors: Yee; Mandelman, Brown, Mar and Stefani
Resolution urging the Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to create a Daylighting plan and systematically implement parking restrictions at intersection corners to improve traffic safety; and requesting a report from the SFMTA. 05/07/2019; REFERRED FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT COMMITTEE REFERENCE AGENDA AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING. Question: Shall this Resolution be ADOPTED?
- 190510 [Urging Specific City-Wide Public Safety and Behavioral Health Priorities in the FY2020-2021 Budget] Sponsors: Fewer; Ronen, Mandelman and Stefani
Resolution urging the Mayor to fund specific city-wide public safety priorities in the FY2020-2021 budget, including foot patrols and traffic enforcement, crime prevention, civilianization efforts, and behavioral health priorities, including additional treatment beds, mobile outreach, community-based treatment and investment to acquire cooperative living units for individuals with chronic mental illness. 05/07/2019; REFERRED FOR ADOPTION WITHOUT COMMITTEE REFERENCE AGENDA AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING. Question: Shall this Resolution be ADOPTED?