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Meeting Name: Government Audit and Oversight Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/21/2016 9:30 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: City Hall, Legislative Chamber, Room 250
Regular Meeting
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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160551 1 Reward for Information About Underpayment of Property Tax - Charles Scoble - $1,848.17OrdinancePassedOrdinance approving Assessor’s recommended reward of $1,848.17 to Charles Scoble for information that led to detection of underpayment of property tax from an unreported change in ownership.RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
160422 1 Fire, Housing, Building Codes - Fire Safety Requirements for Existing BuildingsOrdinancePassedOrdinance amending the Fire Code and the Housing Code to require building owners provide residential tenants with an annual written notice of smoke alarm requirements and require owners of buildings with three or more dwelling units file a statement of compliance with annual fire alarm testing and inspection requirements every two years; amending the Fire Code and Building Code to require building owners to upgrade existing fire alarm systems by July 1, 2021, or upon completion of $50,000 or more of construction work, whichever occurs earlier; amending the Building Code to require owners of Apartment Houses damaged by fire to submit an Action Plan to the City within 30 days of the fire, require re-inspection(s) of the premises by the Department of Building Inspection after a fire that has resulted in the displacement of residential occupants, and requiring owners of buildings in Group R occupancies with six or more units to install fire blocks in open accessible attics when performing $50,000 or more of construction work; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the CaAMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING NEW TITLEPass Action details Video Video
160422 2 Fire, Housing, Building Codes - Fire Safety Requirements for Existing BuildingsOrdinancePassedOrdinance amending the Fire Code and the Housing Code to require building owners provide residential tenants with an annual written notice of smoke alarm requirements and require owners of buildings with three or more dwelling units file a statement of compliance with annual fire alarm testing and inspection requirements every two years; amending the Fire Code and Building Code to require building owners to upgrade existing fire alarm systems by July 1, 2021, or upon completion of $50,000 or more of construction work, whichever occurs earlier; amending the Building Code to require owners of Apartment Houses damaged by fire to submit an Action Plan to the City within 30 days of the fire, require re-inspection(s) of the premises by the Department of Building Inspection after a fire that has resulted in the displacement of residential occupants, and requiring owners of buildings in Group R occupancies with six or more units to install fire blocks in open accessible attics when performing $50,000 or more of construction work; affirming the Planning Department’s determination under the CaRECOMMENDED AS AMENDED AS A COMMITTEE REPORTPass Action details Not available
160514 1 Accept and Expend Grant - State Transportation Development Act, Article 3 - Pedestrian and Bicycle Projects - $973,909ResolutionPassedResolution authorizing the acceptance and expenditure of State Transportation Development Act, Article 3, Pedestrian and Bicycle Project funding, in the amount of $973,909, including $486,955 for Public Works and $486,954 for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING NEW TITLEPass Action details Video Video
160514 2 Accept and Expend Grant - State Transportation Development Act, Article 3 - Pedestrian and Bicycle Projects - $973,909ResolutionPassedResolution authorizing the acceptance and expenditure of State Transportation Development Act, Article 3, Pedestrian and Bicycle Project funding, in the amount of $973,909, including $486,955 for Public Works and $486,954 for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2019.RECOMMENDED AS AMENDED AS A COMMITTEE REPORTPass Action details Not available
160793 1 Resolution of Intention - Central Market Community Benefit District - Modify the Management Plan and Engineer’s ReportResolutionPassedResolution declaring the intention of the Board of Supervisors to modify the management district plan and engineer’s report for the property-based business improvement district (community benefit district) known as the “Central Market Community Benefit District”; ordering and setting a time and place for a public hearing on September 20, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.; approving the form of the Notice of Public Hearing and Assessment Ballot Proceeding and Assessment Ballot; and directing the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to give notice of the public hearing and balloting as required by law.AMENDED, AN AMENDMENT OF THE WHOLE BEARING NEW TITLEPass Action details Video Video
160793 2 Resolution of Intention - Central Market Community Benefit District - Modify the Management Plan and Engineer’s ReportResolutionPassedResolution declaring the intention of the Board of Supervisors to modify the management district plan and engineer’s report for the property-based business improvement district (community benefit district) known as the “Central Market Community Benefit District”; ordering and setting a time and place for a public hearing on September 20, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.; approving the form of the Notice of Public Hearing and Assessment Ballot Proceeding and Assessment Ballot; and directing the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors to give notice of the public hearing and balloting as required by law.RECOMMENDED AS AMENDED AS A COMMITTEE REPORTPass Action details Not available
160556 1 Yerba Buena Community Benefit District - Annual Report to the City - FY2014-2015ResolutionPassedResolution receiving and approving an annual report for the Yerba Buena Community Benefit District for FY2014-2015, submitted as required by the Property and Business Improvement District Law of 1994 (California Streets and Highways Code, Sections 36600, et seq.), Section 36650, and the District’s management agreement with the City, Section 3.4.RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
160753 1 Civic Center Community Benefit District - Annual Report to the City - FY2014-2015ResolutionPassedResolution receiving and approving an annual report for the Civic Center Community Benefit District for FY2014-2015, submitted as required by the Property and Business Improvement District Law of 1994 (California Streets and Highways Code, Sections 36600, et seq.), Section 36650, and the District’s Management Agreement with the City, Section 3.4.RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
160754 1 North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District - Annual Reports to the City - FYs 2013-2014 and 2014-2015ResolutionPassedResolution receiving and approving annual reports for the North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District for FYs 2013-2014 and 2014-2015, submitted as required by the Property and Business Improvement District Law of 1994 (California Streets and Highways Code, Sections 36600, et seq.), Section 36650, and the District’s management agreement with the City, Section 3.4.RECOMMENDEDPass Action details Video Video
160661 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - Wayne Kappelman - $176,275OrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by Wayne Kappelman against the City and County of San Francisco for $176,275; the lawsuit was filed on September 2, 2014, in United States District Court, Northern District of California, Case No. 14-CV-04434 MEJ; entitled Wayne Kappelman v. City and County of San Francisco; the lawsuit involves an employment dispute.CONTINUED TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass Action details Not available
160703 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - Muaadh Alawadhi and Suad Mahyoub - $156,250OrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by Muaadh Alawadhi and Suad Mahyoub against the City and County of San Francisco for $156,250; the lawsuit was filed on January 7, 2015, in San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-15-543559; entitled Muaadh Alawadhi, et al. v. City and County of San Francisco, et al.; the lawsuit involves alleged medical negligence; other material terms of the settlement are co-defendant Regents of the University of California to pay $156,250.RECOMMENDED AS COMMITTEE REPORTPass Action details Not available
160704 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - Ricardo Palikiko-Garcia, Stanley Harris, and Keith Dwayne Richardson - $90,000OrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by Ricardo Palikiko-Garcia, Stanley Harris, and Keith Dwayne Richardson against the City and County of San Francisco for $90,000; the lawsuit was filed on March 16, 2016, in United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Case No. C16-1305 JCS; entitled Ricardo Palikiko-Garcia, et al. v. City and County of San Francisco, et al.; the lawsuit involves allegations of excessive force, cruel and unusual punishment, and egregious government conduct.RECOMMENDED AS COMMITTEE REPORTPass Action details Not available
160705 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - Blue Cross of California and Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company - City to Receive $6,250,000 and Future PaymentsOrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by the City Attorney, acting on behalf of the People of the State of California, against Blue Cross of California dba Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross Life and Health Insurance Company (collectively, "Blue Cross") and Health Net of California for the payment by Blue Cross of $6,250,000 in restitution and civil penalties for under-reimbursing Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (“ZSFG”) for emergency medical care provided to Blue Cross’s insureds prior to July 1, 2015, and for the payment of additional amounts for such emergency medical care provided between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2019; the lawsuit was filed on May 24, 2011, in San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. 11-511181; entitled People of the State of California v. Blue Cross of California, et al.; other material terms of said settlement are that Blue Cross and the City will enter into a prompt payment agreement under which Blue Cross agrees to pay and ZSFG agrees to accept certain specified rates for treatment provided by ZSFG to Blue Cross’sRECOMMENDED AS COMMITTEE REPORTPass Action details Not available
160706 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - State Farm General Insurance Company - $90,000OrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by State Farm General Insurance Company against the City and County of San Francisco for $90,000; the lawsuit was filed on February 13, 2014, in San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-14-537478; entitled State Farm General Insurance Company v. City and County of San Francisco; the lawsuit involves alleged property damage arising from flooding.RECOMMENDED AS COMMITTEE REPORTPass Action details Not available
160707 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - Paul Walker - $80,000OrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by Paul Walker against the City and County of San Francisco for $80,000; the lawsuit was filed on November 10, 2015, in United States District Court, Northern District, Case No. CV-15-5129-JCS; entitled Paul Walker v. City and County of San Francisco; the lawsuit involves alleged Americans with Disabilities Act violations.RECOMMENDED AS COMMITTEE REPORTPass Action details Not available
160708 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - Mery Perez - $87,500OrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by Mery Perez against the City and County of San Francisco for $87,500; the lawsuit was filed on February 9, 2015, in San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-15-544024; entitled Mery Perez v. City and County of San Francisco; the lawsuit involves a medical malpractice claim; other material terms of the settlement are that co-defendant Dr. Derrick Lung is to pay $87,500.RECOMMENDED AS COMMITTEE REPORTPass Action details Not available
160709 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - People of the State of California - $250,000OrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by the People of the State of California against the City and County of San Francisco for $250,000; the lawsuit will be filed in Alameda County Superior Court; and be entitled People of the State of California v. San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the City and County of San Francisco; the lawsuit involves alleged violations of California pollution prevention and hazardous materials laws at Public Utilities Commission facilities near Sunol in Alameda.RECOMMENDED AS COMMITTEE REPORTPass Action details Not available
160713 1 Settlement of Unlitigated Claim - Isis, also known as Isis Bastet - $59,155ResolutionPassedResolution approving the settlement of the unlitigated claim filed by Isis, also known as Isis Bastet, against the City and County of San Francisco for $59,155; the claim was filed on March 10, 2016; the claim involves an employment dispute.RECOMMENDED..Pass Action details Not available
160738 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - Gary Frank and Debbie Frank - $245,000OrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by Gary Frank and Debbie Frank against the City and County of San Francisco for $245,000; the lawsuit was filed on September 16, 2014, in San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC-14-541671; entitled Gary Frank and Debbie Frank v. City and County of San Francisco, et al.; the lawsuit involves alleged property damage arising from flooding.RECOMMENDED AS COMMITTEE REPORTPass Action details Not available
160740 1 Settlement of Unlitigated Claims - Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. - $168,556ResolutionPassedResolution approving the settlement of the unlitigated claims between Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. (“Jacobs”) and the City and County of San Francisco for $168,556; no formal claim has been filed; the potential claim involves Jacobs’ demand for payment of the entire withheld contract balance of $337,111 under its Construction Management Services Agreement with the City, Contract No. CS-914 (the “CM Contract”) related to water pipeline installation contract as part of the City’s Water System Improvement Program; additional material terms of the settlement are the parties’ mutual release of claims.RECOMMENDED..Pass Action details Not available
160770 1 Settlement of Lawsuit - Sadeq Naji - $30,000OrdinancePassedOrdinance authorizing settlement of the lawsuit filed by Sadeq Naji against the City and County of San Francisco for $30,000; the lawsuit was filed on February 3, 2015, in San Francisco Superior Court, Case No. CGC 15-543936; entitled Sadeq Naji v. City and County of San Francisco; San Francisco Public Library; the lawsuit involves an employment dispute.RECOMMENDED AS COMMITTEE REPORTPass Action details Not available
160771 1 Settlement of Unlitigated Claim - United States Environmental Protection Agency - Yosemite Slough Sediment SiteResolutionPassedResolution approving settlement of United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) unlitigated claim against the City and County of San Francisco; no formal claim has been filed; the settlement resolves EPA’s claims against the City to perform pre-design technical studies in support of cleanup of the Yosemite Slough Sediment Site; the settlement requires the City and three other government entities to perform four technical studies at an estimated cost of $225,000 to be divided equally between four parties; additional material terms of the settlement are that the City will contract with a third party environmental consultant for performance of the studies, the City will assume responsibility for completion of the work pursuant to the settlement agreement, the City will assume responsibility and indemnify EPA for any stipulated penalties or claims arising in connection with performance of the work under the agreement, and the City will reimburse EPA for 25% of future response costs.RECOMMENDED..Pass Action details Not available
160772 1 Settlement of Unlitigated Claim - Landmark American Insurance Company and RSUI Indemnity Company - City to Receive $700,000ResolutionPassedResolution approving settlement of the unlitigated claim of the City and County of San Francisco against Landmark American Insurance Company and RSUI Indemnity Company for $700,000; the claim involves attorney’s fees and costs incurred by the City defending claims and actions related to the water main break in the area of the 2600 and 2700 blocks of 15th Avenue and the 300 and 400 blocks of Wawona Street on February 27, 2013.RECOMMENDED..Pass Action details Not available