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i'm pretty well knowledgeable what the issues and i think his hearing is going to be very incomplete -- not very incomplete, but partially incomplete without the voice of me and some of the other people who have been advocating for homeless issues for five years. >> thank you. are there any other members of the public that wish to speak in general public comment? seeing none, general public comment is closed. [gavel] >> madam clerk, could you please call the [speaker not understood] calendar? >> items 8 through 12 are being considered for immediate adoption without committee reference. a single roll call vote to enact these items. if a member objects, a matter may be removed and considered separately. >> thank you. president chiu, item 8, please. >> madam clerk, can you call the roll [speaker not understood]? yes, so, can we take items 9 through 12 without objection? thank you.
[gavel] >> item 8 is a resolution supporting amendments to state law to return local control over to the ellis act to prevent the speculation and abuse of no-fault evictions. >> president chiu. >> thank you, mr. chair. first i want to take a moment and thank all the members of the public that came to speak out on this resolution to support amendments to our california state law around the ellis act. you have told us some very heart felt stories about what we know is going on way too often in our city. we are in the midst of an affordability crisis. we have seen a sky rocketing rate of evictions and i certainly know as tenants i think we all know that this is something we need to address now and we have to do better at it as a city and as a state. as one of the members of the public mentioned, the ellis act was designed to provide some relief to long-time property owners that were looking to get out of the business. and what we've seen in recent years and certainly recent
months is too many real estate speculators who are purchasing properties, evicting our san franciscan residents and flipping those properties for profits. colleagues, i ask you to support this resolution and join supervisors campos, kohl cohen and mayor lee in calling for state reform for state haze in this law ~ to return to local control here in san francisco over the ellis act to prevent the speculation and abuse of these rules. and we need to work together because this is going to be a difficult task at the state capital, but we need to come together as a city and get this done. so, with that, colleagues, i ask for your support. >> supervisor campos. >> thank you. thank you very much, mr. chair. i want to echo the comment of president chiu and i also want to thank mayor lee for being a part of this coalition.
it was actually unprecedented in recent history to see this level of commitment on all sides of the political spectrum in san francisco moving to sacramento as a united front saying we need to change this. and i think that if there is any possibility that something could happen at the state level in terms of changing the ellis act, the only way it's going to happen is through a united front. so, i'm very proud to be a part of that. that said, i do want to follow-up on something that was said by one of the speakers and i want to thank the speakers for coming out. i think that as we try to make changes in sacramento that we also should not be afraid to push the envelope here in san francisco in making sure that we do everything we can to protect tenants and to protect people who have pep their lives living in san francisco dedicated themselves to making
this city a better city and are now being pushed out. and the same way i agree that we had pushed the envelope on areas like same-sex marriage. and when we were not afraid to do something that had not been done before, i think that this crisis calls for that kind of outside the box, you know, we're not afraid to do something different thinking. san francisco has a long history of leading the way, of pushing the envelope. and if we're going to make that change in sacramento, we have to make sure that we push ourselves locally. and, so, i want to thank the speakers because i think that so long as those stories continue to be heard, this issue is not going to go away. so, thank you. >> thank you, supervisor campos and president chiu. and also co-sponsor supervisor cohen and the mayor's office, the mayor as well. so, colleagues, can we pass
this without objection? thank you. [gavel] >> madam clerk, could you read our in memoriams for today? he >> yes, mr. president. today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following beloved individuals. on behalf of supervisor wiener for the late bishop otis charles and mr. paul williams. and at the request of supervisor kim, avalos, president chiu, and on behalf of the entire board of supervisors, for the late mr. [speaker not understood], mr. donald yazi, ms. sophia lou, mr. eng, and ms. isabelle [speaker not understood]. >> madam clerk, is there any more business in front of the body? >> that concludes our business for today, planning departmentthv. >> thank you, ladies and gentlemen. welcome back. congratulations, supervisor tang. and we are adjourned. [gavel]
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it again next weekend when we go to see the giants. there is a new destination section on the website that shows us how to get to at&t park. >> there is a section, and account alerts and information on parking and all kinds of stuff, it is so easy to use that even you can use it. >> that is smart. >> are you giving me a compliment. >> i think that i am. >> wow, thanks. >> now you can buy dinner. sfmta.com. access useful information, any
so, same time next week? well, of course. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> this is smack in the middle of the tenderloin neighborhood where there are 50,000 people within walking distance. you see the kids that are using what's provided, but there is so much opportunity for this to be a stronger, more welcoming, healthier cleaner safer place for the people of this community to play. there are going to be new green
areas, a full-size basketball court, outdoor fitness equipment, community garden, a brand-new clubhouse. it's going to be a much more welcoming spot for a neighborhood that really needs it. ♪ ♪ >> health service board meeting is now in session. all stand for the pledge. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag to the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> all right madam secretary roll call please. >> roll california. president breslin.
>> here. >> vice president lim. >> present. >> >> excused. >> commissioner. >> expected. >> commissioner fraser. >> here. >> commissioner scott. >> present. >> commissioner excused for shlain we. >> thank you item one. >> item one is the meeting minutes for the meeting below. >> are there any corrections to the minutes? >> move for approval. >> second. >> okay. is there any public comment on this item all those in favor? >> aye. >> those opposed? >> mouse. >> item two please.
>> item two president's president. president breslin. >> i have nothing -- oh there will be public comment on this item too. is there any public comment? all right. item three. >> item three discussion item discussion report, lisa ghotbi how about now lisa? no? >> thank you. lisa ghotbi acting director of the health system. starting with personnel we have updates. we are relationship to announce we have hired a administrator manager. this is a new position for the system and joined us as of monday. she is 12 years of experience working in the
payroll -- a similar roll supporting our payroll department in the controller's office and we're lucking to have her with us and lanie is happy to join us. lanie can dedicate her time to the board as the board secretary and we are happy to welcome her to our team. we have a offer pending for the 0923 contract manager. that candidate did not accept the position. it is always a challenge in this city to meet the salary requires of external candidates especially when it comes to health plan contracting which is very highly desired position across the industry right now so we're back to scare one and working to reassess the classification of that position. it is critical for us to get that one filled and we're sorry that we didn't successfully close that deal but we will work on that one and in the meantime
our ceo pam pamela levin will play that roll. we have a new technician that starts next week. that leaves us -- well, five -- six open positions at the moment. three benefit analyst positions we're working to fill. we have two wellness positions we will post soon and we still have a finance position. this is the same position that we got approved with funding with blue shield. incredible difficult time filling this position as well. we had to use outside services to fill in for the finance requirement in the meantime and we are still struggling to get this position filled, and then the last item on personnel is that our director katherine dodd has made it true treatment and in a speedy recovery. i think
i mentioned at the last meeting very tough in the first weeks of december and does two was the highest call volume in the history of hss. this resulted from -- we sent confirmation letters for enrollment out to every member of the health system and there were a lot of people i mentioned last time didn't have the enrollment they thought they had. some of it was errors on our part of but many was -- i think i mentioned -- oh i divorced my wife six years ago why is she on the plan? it's a good effort and taxing fur the team and the first weeks blew the month of the goals and statisticses and our rate was 3.8 for the month and less than the 2% and the answer much higher so the hss handled over 50,000 years over
the year and 13,000 in house visits in support of our membership. communications has been busy. the hss website is updated with all of the 2014 materials. we worked on the planning for the health sustainable plan which is item seven today. we working on a video for open role. as you know we -- i'm sorry for new hire. we had the video for open enrollment and well received by the membership and rosemary is working on a video for the new hire people that come on to the plan and we're working on the communications rfq that will come to review in the next month. the finance team, we're on track with contracting requirements for the new year continue negotiations with kaiser, uhc and working on the
agreements under the blue shield agreement and we will begin work on the kosh rafsa vendor ffp that you will see next month and for this year it's on kosh raservices and wage services and they're the vendor and it's time for a rfp on this service so we will launch that in february. data an littics for hss is active making sure everyone's w2's are accurate and their tax information as it comes to benefits is corrected so we have been working on that the last month of december and we just finished the testing on that today and that is very good and we're working on the other one for the data base which i think will be ready to launch next month and then on the wellness side with staff nee fisher
joining our team we're finishing up the work with the control r controller's office and should be coming forward and working on the kaiser on the roll for researchs proximates and the firefighter study will have and an important cancer study we're interested in seeing the results of and staff is working on a plan for extended services. i think that -- with that i will conclude my report with a note of recent new england journal medicine study health care spending and the "regardless of cost trends spend suggest far higher than needed and needs continued effort and continuing the implementation of the aca provision." any
questions? >> i just have a question. do you plan to send that? is this going to be an ongoing thing sending out the letter of confirmation every year? >> we're certain torn. it was a lot of work but it cleaned up a lot of accounts so i think we will continue to do so. it was financially worth the work and i think we will be online with benefits within a couple of years so i would personally recommend that we continue it until we go on line and people then can get the confirmation electronically and smoother and less costly intervention communication to our members. >> okay. and a second thing, expanding eap services -- the retirees don't have anything -- well, they do have through the
health plans. they have social workers or psychologists, but i was wondering if there is something in eap when you expand it for the retirees? >>i think that's a really good question and certainly one of the topics we are evaluating as we look at the fact that the services are really under resourced and insufficient to meet the needs of the employee population and we're looking at different options to bring to the board to look at what the costs are, what the benefit might be to broth -- to all of the members of the services that don't have eap either under the current offering or current union agreements. we certainly have divisions of the city that have access to one and some of the other employers that we work with under the system have eap
independent of ours so there are options that we can look at to expand the services for the city and count i and also for our retirees. >> good. >> commissioner scott. >> yes, i just wanted to raise a question about the wellness report. will the board see it at some point? i understand the controller requested it and he would have first quack at it but we will get a copy or discussed in this forum? >> it will come to the health service board. they're asked to lead the program for the entire city and you may recall there are budget dollars including the funding of stephanie's position from the general fund andtwo additional positions we're looking to fund from the general fund as a result of the city and
the controller's office of economic and workforce development for the wellness of the employers and hss is asked to run it and the board is responsible for that as well so i expect it would be march or april. >> thank you. >> any public comment on this item? seeing none item number four please. >> item four discussion item update on financial reports as of november 30, 2013 and budget update. pamela levin. >> pamela levin, deputy director chief financial officer. these are really two different items so i'm going to do one -- first i'm going to talk about the financial report through november 30. this is five -- we had five months now to use for our projections. first i want to talk about the trust fund. we are projecting an increase
in net assets of 18.6 million. this is 1.5 million less than last months report so that is kind of expected when you do a projection with only a little bit of data you will be bumping around a little bit. the 18.6 consists of 11. 1 million the city plan assets, and working on the recommendation from the disposition of these assets based on the health service policies and they will come back to you next month. we have been talking about this for a while but february is a big month in terms of writing any types of reserves that we need to have or any types -- according to the health service policies. 1.6 in favorable [inaudible] blue shield flex fund and incurred
but not reported. we continued to look at the success of the flex fund and we will incorporate that information into the rates and rate settings. 4.7 increase in estimated claims experience in the civil insured dental plan. reduction of a million of hmo insurance revenue after the application of the retiree insurance credit. these are similar items we had on for each month, and 1.1 million increase to account for the time of their contribution and filling of claims. there was a discussion last time for people to carry forward up to $500 to the next year and following. 1.1
million increase for interest assuming nor significant changes in the fair market value of the investments. we have not heard that is going to be a problem and $300,000 for performance guarantees that were placed by blue shield for the short plan year and then just minor adjustment for 200,000 for transfers to the fortfittures of of the general fund and with the balance it will add to the net assets and bring it up to 96 million. as we discussed we do have a list of obligations that we need to keep in our minds when we talk about our net -- our net assets, and that's still around 68.6 million so we're really looking at a balance of 27.4 million in the
trust fund. then in terms of the general fund administrative budget we're still looking at projected balance of 170,000. we as acting director lisa ghotbi mentioned we are seeing -- because we are savings -- because it's taking longer to fill positions than anticipated we are seeing some of the professional services are greater than we thought, but we are still showing savings because we still have some positions unfilled. i think next month when we bring the budget we're going to hone in -- we will have six months of expenditures and hone in exactly where we will be at the in the general fund at the end of the year. are there any questions
on this? so now we get to the 14-15 budget update. february as you know is a big month. we have to submit our budget to the mayor's office february 21, so what i am doing is going over what the instructions we have been given, how they impact our budget in terms of reduction targets, what kinds of things we need to focus on, and just a real quick incaps laigz of what the budget schedule is so in december the mayor released the 20-- 2014, 15 and 16 instructions and we went to a two year budget so i will talk to you about the way that process works to start our numbers when we come to you in february, so these instructions only apply to the general fund
administrative budget because the trust fund budget is your purview and doesn't have to be approved by the mayor's office or the board of supervisors. the mayor's office has put out a report that says they're projecting a deficit of 1.7 million in 2014-15 and -- 118 million in 15-16. these projections change as we go through the year. they have different reports. we get the results what they're doing in the state and the federal government so they bounce the deficit around this amount. this by the way is a lot lower than what we were looking at several years ago. i remember the days of the
200 million-dollar problems but again a lot of things are that used to balance the budget is gone and you can't use a trick more than once. this deficit doesn't include things about the negotiations with the unions except police and fire and 40 are up for it now. the general drivers are we have improvements in the local tax revenues in both years. there is the loss of the fund balance in 14-15 compared to the budget but projected gains. there are differences in the outlook for public health due to the affordable care act. they basically have to look at rebranding themselves and coming up with providing services differently and because they are general fund most -- a lot of
their budget is impacted by the general fund. that goes for all of us and as i mentioned there are one time solutions to balance the budget. other uncertainties is the long-term impact of the economy. we have all heard on the radio all the time about how we maybe up, we maybe down, we maybe in a steady state. there's a large uncertainty of that. the increase in benefits -- they have already -- they're factoring in the fact that our retirement goes up in -- well, what happens is that when the financial downfall hit the retirement fund the city had to pick up more -- it was spread out over five years that. five years is ending so our retirement, the contribution that th