HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUND COMMITTEE
Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.
1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Place, Rm. 278
1. INTRODUCTIONS AND ROLL CALL
The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m. by Committee Administrator Jill Lerner.
Present: Dennis Antenore (SFPP) Mrs. G. Bland Platt (BOS)
Charles Chase (SF Heritage) Mark Ryser (SF Beautiful)
Alan Martinez (LAPB) Joanne Sakai (SFRA)
Absent: Tony Irons (Mayor) (LAPB)
Neil Hart, Mark Luellen and Moses Corette appeared on behalf of the Planning Department.
2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
The minutes of the meeting of September 19, 2005 were approved as written.
3. PRESENTATION RE CONFLICT OF INTEREST LAWS
Deputy City Attorney Claire Sylvia appeared to explain conflict of interest law and answered questions from members.
4. SELECTION OF COMMITTEE CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR
Mr. Antenore moved the nomination of Mr. Chase as Chair. Seconded by Ms. Sakai, Mr. Chase was unanimously elected. Ms. Platt nominated Mr. Ryser as Vice Chair; seconded by Mr. Martinez, Mr. Ryser was unanimously elected.
5. COMMITTEE SCOPE OF WORK
Mr. Hillis stated that the Committee has a dual purpose: to disburse the funds from the settlement agreement and to advise the City on historic preservation policies.
Historic Preservation Fund Committee
October 12, 2005
Ms. Sakai: would like to see the funds start being used.
Mr. Antenore: concerned that there would be a small response if RFPs were issued at this time; that he would like to see funds sent to areas where the planning process has already begun, e.g., the Eastern neighborhoods; thinks certain projects need funding now.
Mr. Martinez: would like to see funds disbursed for landmark nominations, surveys and creation of historic districts. He also wants to see a plan for a survey of the entire city; thinks person is needed to coordinate surveys, analyze data for having the City surveyed and an IT person is necessary to handle the database.
Mrs. Platt: would like to see a small amount, e.g., $25K set aside for small projects of $5K to $10K
6. HISTORIC PRESERVATION SURVEY WORK
Neil Hart and Moses Corette of Planning Dept. gave an overview of survey work at the Dept. of City Planning since 1999. MOEWD has work-ordered $400,000 to Planning to do historic preservation surveys. Department stated that it did not have the staff to work on creating software programs but it could hire consultants.
7. CREATION OF SUBCOMMITTEES
The Committee created two committees: a) RFP and SurveySubcommittee with Mr. Chase, Mr. Ryser and Mrs. Platt;
b) IT Database Subcommittee with Mr. Chase and Mr. Martinez
8. CONSIDERATION OF FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS AND REGULAR MEETING DATE
The Committee asked Rich Hillis of MOEWD to: review the scope of the Committee’s activities, review criteria for ability to expend funds for time-sensitive requests and review examples of MOEWD Request For Proposals documents.
The agenda will also include: approval of By-Laws, Planning Department update and subcommittee reports.
The Committee chose for its regular meeting date the second Wednesday of the month from 9:30 A.M. to 12:00 p.m.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 p.m.