Board of Directors Meeting
September 10, 2011
9:24AM Meeting Called to order. Quorum Present.
Members Present: Michael Hamman, Jill Fox, Kathryn Altamore, Brian Stott, Pauline Peele, & Sue Ellen Smith.
Members Absent: Bob Lake, Richard Laufman, & Robert Van Houten.
9:25AM No Meeting Minutes from August 06, 2011.
9:26AM Chairman’s Report:
a. MH reported he will meet w/ Charles Chase re 900 Innes. Historical Commission/SF Heritage will get involved. JF met head of Bldg. Insp. Commission, who will help if 311 complaints are ineffective.
b. MH made report w/ DPW re trees on Fitch St. DPW mailed 60-day notice to Acosta to fix trees or face $1,600 fine.
c. MH has not had a response from SFPD Off. Sue Lavin re homeless.
9:36AM Treasurer’s Report:
RVH submitted financial spreadsheet via e-mail in advance of mtg.
9:37AM Secretary’s Report:
a. Correspondence: TY ltrs to Avalos, Dufty, Malcolm Leung to be done.
Correspondence procedure: all official memos & ltrs. shall be signed by the Board Chairperson.
9:45AM Other Reports:
a. Report of meeting with Mayor’s staff: MH, JF, & SES met w/ M. Leung.
b. Update on Web Site: MH reports that new WordPress website will be up soon (not avail. @ mtg b/c MH’s internet is down), & will send link to Board. Website will have public & private (draft agendas, minutes) areas.
c. Update on Membership: BS reports 38 individual + 11 biz members. BS to take break from Speakeasy nights.
10:22AM Old Business:
a. Discussion of future planning for Area “C”: SFRA on hold; Planning will not take it on. Dev’t. restrictions are off, but no dev’t going on. PG&E has no interest in developing their property now; will let it sit. North Access bridge from Evans to Shipyard is also on hold, per M. Antonini of Planning Commission.
b. Update on walking tours: JF to do only as requested.
c. Condition of 900 Innes: see Chairman’s report above.
10:45AM New Business:
a. Discuss Hudson Ave. Pathway Stmt: SES to re-draft for Board.
b. Update IBNA procedures regarding correspondence: see Sec. Report.
c. JF reports Bay Natives business coming in to The Pound.
d. Discuss Board membership: If Board members have unexcused absences, MH will ask him/her to attend or Board may vote to dismiss at next mtg. MH will contact Bob Lake re his absences, & Board may vote to dismiss him @ next mtg. if he does not attend.
e. Discussion regarding trees on Fitch: see Chairman’s report above.
10:54AM Future Agendas:
Board Membership vote.
10:55AM Parcel E-1 Comment Period
Saul Bloom of ARC Ecology reports that the brief window for comments is open & if IBNA wants its comments included in the admin record, now if the time. Board discusses the options. JF makes motion; 2d by KA, Board votes unanimously to make no comment, as Board prefers parcel to be capped rather than disturbed by excavation.
11:15AM Meet with The PORT to discuss designs for the 3rd & Cargo parcel
Presentation by Port staff of 3 designs for the 3rd & Cargo parcel. Feedback provided by IBNA Board and general membership. IBNA prefers installation of pedestrian-triggered crosswalk signal, and lower berm to allow greater lines of sight for R-turning traffic coming from Cargo.