Willie L. Brown, Jr., Mayor
RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION
Thursday, July 31, 1997 - 2:00 p.m.
The Special Meeting of the Recreation and Park Commission was called to order on Friday
July 31, 1997 at 2:00 p.m. by President Eugene Friend.
1. ROLL CALL
Eugene Friend, President
Yvette Flunder, Vice President
William P. Getty
Jim Salinas, Sr.
Absent: Rotea Gilford
1. ROLL CALL*
2. GENERAL MANAGER/STAFF REPORTS
Each month an outstanding employee is nominated for the ongoing Employee Recognition
Program. This month, we are proud to recognize Tim Chee, Recreation Director. Shawna
McGrew, Assistant Recreation Supervisor, will make the presentation.
I am pleased to introduce several new staff members:
Carol Tatum, Executive Assistant to the General Manager, is the former Executive Director
of Young Community Developers, an employment/training, job readiness agency in
San Francisco. Ms. Tatum has a variety of experience working with city, state and federal
agencies, community based organizations, education institutions, unions and the business
community. She has worked with both youth and adults in citywide geographically and
ethnically diverse consortiums and collaborations. Ms. Tatum has administrative/
management, budgetary and programmatic experience. She looks forward to being an
asset to the Recreation and Park Department using her talents and skills.
Michael Lum, Senior Personnel Analyst, comes to the Recreation and Park Department from
the Department of Parking and Traffic, where he worked in the human resources division
since the department’s inception in 1990. In addition, he has worked in the human
resources division in other City departments since 1985. Mr. Lum brings a wealth of
experience in a variety of areas.
Lisa Wayne, Restoration Team Leader, received her masters degree in Conservation Biology
from San Francisco State University. Ms. Wayne’s background includes teaching at
universities and community colleges, working for an environmental consulting firm and
working at the Presidio with volunteers in the management of natural areas. Ms. Wayne
will be implementing site specific management plans and leading restoration efforts in our
department’s significant natural resource areas. As part of these restoration efforts, she
will be developing a volunteer community-based stewardship program.
Jaci Fong, Principal Administrative Analyst, has worked for the Purchasing Department for
the past three years as the senior purchaser assigned to the Recreation and Park
Department. Prior to working for the City, she worked in the computer industry. Ms. Fong
will supervise our department’s Property Management Division.
Christina Locke, assistant to the Commission Secretary, has worked for the Small Business
Exchange newspaper for the past eight years as an accounting clerk. She will be assisting
Margaret with the day to day activities.
Please join me in welcoming these new employees.
The Board of Supervisors has completed its budgetary review of the Recreation and Park
Department’s budget. The Finance Committee adopted budget reductions totaling $360,228.
However, an additional $1,303,960 was added back to the budget for a net budget increase of
$943,732. This budget increase is in addition to those items already funded by the Mayor’s
Office, such as a public information office and an increase for workers compensation.
This budget increase will fund the following activities:
Capital assessment study for $300,000 will be completed for a future bond measure for
The Latch Key Program will be increased by $677,418. Ten more Latch Key sites will be
added along with ten Recreation Directors, and the supervisory component of the program
will be enhanced.
The Workreation Program will be increased by $150,000, enabling 180 additional youths
(30 youths every eight weeks) to enter the program.
The Late Night Rush Program will be increased by $176,542. Five Recreation Directors will
be added to provide one full-time staff dedicated entirely to each of the Late Night sites. This
staffing increase will complement the existing staff which are reallocated to conduct the
Late Night Rush Program.
GOLDEN GATE PARK -- PANHANDLE AREA GROUND WATER REMEDIATION
Beginning July 17, Cambria Environmental Technology, Inc. will drill five soil borings (two
inches in diameter) and install oxygen releasing compounds on park property across the
street from a former Shell Service Station near the Golden Gate Park Panhandle (in the
vicinity of Fell and Stanyan Streets). Two monitoring wells (four inches in diameter) have
already been installed on park property in the same area. The purpose of the borings and
monitoring wells is to remediate hydrocarbon concentrations and/or other potentially toxic
substances in underlying ground water. Shell Oil Products Company is required to
perform this work by the Department of Public Health (Local Oversight Program) and the
Regional Water Quality Control Board. Once the work is completed, the borings and wells
will be filled and the surface area restored. The remediation method or Corrective Action
Plan proposed by Cambria Environmental Technology was approved by the Department of
Public Health. Recreation and Park Department staff worked with the City Attorney’s
Office to prepare and issue a permit for this activity. Although it is expected that the
monitoring wells and borings will have minimal impact to park property, the permit
requires Shell to restore any damaged areas to their previous condition.
TREASURE ISLAND MARINA
The Mayor’s Office has asked the Recreation and Park Department to assist the Treasure
Island Project by providing management services for the small marina on Treasure Island
effective August 1, 1997.
We are currently preparing a memorandum of understanding which will include
provisions for Yacht Harbor staff to perform billing and collections, berth assignments,
routine maintenance, dock checks and additional duties as needed. Additional features in
the agreement will be documentation requirements for the reimbursement for time and
materials expended and a schedule of payment to the Recreation and Park Department for
performance of these services. The additional duties are not expected to have any
significant impact on the quality of service provided to the San Francisco Marina. We are
also working with the Treasure Island Project to assume horticultural maintenance of the
Island and to issue permits for recreational activities. We anticipate presenting this
memorandum of understanding to the Commission for approval in August.
The third African lion cub was received and she is being introduced to the other male and
female. A ring-tail lemur was born and can be seen in the exhibit with her baby riding on
A Chinese delegation from various zoos in China visited the San Francisco Zoo for a
Barbara Kemport, formerly with the San Francisco Art Institute, has been hired as the Zoo’s
new Capital Campaign Director.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Wednesday, August 6, 1997 Joint Zoo Committee; 4:30 p.m. (tour);
5:00 p.m. (meeting); Zoo
Thursday, August 7, 1997 Finance and Administration Committee;
3:00 p.m.; McLaren Lodge
3. CONSENT CALENDAR
All matters listed hereunder constitute a Consent Calendar, are considered to be routine by
the Recreation and Park Commission and will be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the
Commission. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a member so
requests, in which event the matter shall be removed from the Consent Calendar and
considered as a separate item.
A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES RES. NO. 9707-099
Discussion and possible action to approve minutes of the June 20, 1997 meeting.
B. ROCKY MOUNTAIN PARTICIPATION NURSERY SCHOOL RES. NO. 9707-100
APPROVAL OF LEASE OPTION
Discussion and possible action to approve granting the third of four one-year options to the
current lease between Rocky Mountain Participation Nursery School and the City and
County of San Francisco.
C. RAINBOW MONTESSORI SCHOOL RES. NO. 9707-101
APPROVAL OF TWO-YEAR PERMIT
Discussion and possible action to approve a two-year Lease between Cusack-Bauer &
Cusack (dba: Rainbow Montessori School) and the City and County of San Francisco for the
operation of a nursery school at the McCoppin Square Clubhouse.
D. GLENRIDGE COOPERATIVE NURSERY SCHOOL RES. NO. 9707-102
APPROVAL OF ONE-YEAR PERMIT
Discussion and possible action to approve a one-year Permit, with a 12-month notice period,
between Glenridge Cooperative Nursery School and the Recreation and Park Department
for the operation of a nursery school at the Silvertree Building in Glen Canyon.
E. CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO RES. NO. 9707-103
JOHN ADAMS CAMPUS - CHILD OBSERVATION PROGRAM
APPROVAL OF ONE-YEAR PERMIT
Discussion and possible action to approve a one-year permit between City College of San
Francisco and the City and County of San Francisco for the operation of a child observation
nursery school program at the Laurel Hill Playground Clubhouse.
F. WAWONA CLUB HOUSE RES. NO. 9707-104
APPROVAL OF AWARD OF BID
Discussion and possible action to approve the award of contract in the amount of
$243,800 to Wing Wong for improvements to the Wawona Clubhouse.
G. TENDERLOIN PRESCHOOL SITE RES. NO. 9707-105
Discussion and possible action to approve the acquisition of 209 Hyde Street (Lot 3 in
Assessor’s Block 336) as open space.
H. GOLDEN GATE PARK RES. NO. 9707-106
MC LAREN LODGE ZONE - APPROVAL OF AWARD OF CONTRACT
Discussion and possible action to approve the award of contract to Interstate/MH,
Joint Venture in the amount of $662,200 for improvements to McLaren Lodge
(disabled access and other infrastructure improvements).
I. HAMILTON RECREATION CENTER RES. NO. 9707-107
APPROVAL OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT SHADOW IMAPACT
Discussion and possible action to approve finding of no significant shadow impact
on the Hamilton Recreation Center by proposed Scott Street Senior Housing Complex
J. MODIFICATION OF AMPLIFIED SOUND POLICY RES. NO. 9707-108
Discussion and possible action to approve a waiver of service fee and deny a modification of
the existing sound policy at Justin Herman Plaza on Saturday, July 26, 1997, from
12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m., for a Christian Worship Rally, sponsored by the New Life
K. RECREATION AND PARK DEPARTMENT RES. NO. 9707-109
PAYMENT OF CLAIM FOR GOLF BALL INJURY
Discussion and possible action to approve payment in the amount of $12,000 to
Delcey Watkins for injuries from a golf ball at Lincoln Park.
L. ACCEPTANCE OF GIFTS RES.NO. 9707-110
Acceptance of the following gifts valued at $24,800 for the Recreation and Park Department:
1. From US Croquet Association of Northern California, $3,300.00 for
2. From SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, $7,500.00 for
Neighborhood Parks Fund
3. From the Sarah and William Hambrecht Foundation, $10,000.00 for Alta Plaza Park
4. From Pacific Gas & Electric, $4,000.00 for the Beach Chalet Workreation program.
4. CIVIC CENTER PLAY AREA, PHASE II
APPROVAL OF AWARD OF CONTRACT
Discussion and possible action to approve the award of contract to Bay Hawk, Inc. in
the amount of $347,158 for construction of Civic Center Play Area, Phase II.
5. LAKE MERCED SHORELINE RESTORATION PROJECT
AWARD OF CONTRACT
Discussion and possible action to approve the Award of Contract of the Lake Merced
Shoreline Restoration Project.
6. RECREATION AND PARK DEPARTMENT
APPROVAL OF OVERNIGHT CAMPING TRIP
Discussion and possible action to approve an Assisted Recreation Division overnight trip for
20 youth who are visually impaired/blind to the Russian River on July 24-25, 1997.