Call to Order by Chair
Ms. Naomi Kelly called the meeting to order at 10:02 am.
Naomi Kelly, City Administrator, Chair
Linda Gerull, Chief Information Officer, Department of Technology
Kelly Kirkpatrick, Budget Director, Mayor’s Office
Norman Yee, President, Board of Supervisors
Ben Rosenfield, Controller
Micki Callahan, Director, Department of Human Resources
Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Public Health
Harlan L. Kelly, Jr., Director, Public Utilities Commission
Michael Lambert, Acting City Librarian, Public Library
Mary Ellen Carroll, Director, Department of Emergency Management
Ivar Satero, Director, San Francisco International Airport
Edward D. Reiskin, Director, Municipal Transportation Agency
Trent Rhorer, Executive Director, Human Services Agency
Charles Belle, Public Member
Alex Polvi, Public Member
Marisa Pereira Tully (for Kelly Kirkpatrick)
Erica Maybaum (for Norman Yee)
Todd Rydstrom (for Ben Rosenfield)
Kate Howard (for Micki Callahan)
Almir Guimaraes (for Grant Colfax)
Ken Salmon (for Harlan Kelly)
Mitch Sutton (for Mary Ellen Carroll)
Ian Law (for Ivar Satero)
Lisa Walton (for Edward Reiskin)
Natalie Toledo (for Trent Rhorer)
Approval of Meeting Minutes from February 7, 2019 (Action Item)
The minutes of February 7, 2019 were approved without changes.
Ms. Kelly remarked on the Committee’s impending vote to approve the City’s next five-year Information and Communication Technology Plan and thanked COIT staff, members, and stakeholders for their support in the development of the Plan.
Ms. Kelly also discussed the Board of Supervisors’ recent introduction of proposed legislation seeking to govern the procurement and use of surveillance and facial recognition technologies. She noted that COIT would work with the Board to address privacy concerns and engage in ongoing discussions to develop the necessary frameworks.
Ms. Linda Gerull discussed initiatives under the purview of the Department of Technology’s new Chief Technology Officer and encouraged departments to reach out if any support is needed for data-related projects. She also discussed the Department’s ongoing efforts around development of a 5G strategy.
Re-Appointment of Public Member: Charles Belle (Action Item)
Ms. Kelly thanked Mr. Charles Belle for serving as a public member on COIT for the last four years and made a motion for his re-appointment.
Several members of the Committee also voiced their support for public participation and the motion to re-appoint Mr. Belle was passed and approved.
FY 2020-24 Information & Communication Technology Plan (Action Item)
Mr. Matthias Jaime presented the latest draft of the ICT Plan and noted where changes had been incorporated based on Committee member feedback from the previous meeting. Notably, changes and adjustments were made to the Plan’s proposed performance measures and recommendations.
A general discussion followed in which members proposed and agreed on minor amendments to the Plan’s recommendations and appendices.
A motion to approve the Plan for recommendation to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors was passed and approved.
Update: San Francisco Digital Equity Strategy
Ms. Kelly introduced this agenda item and thanked Mr. Alex Banh for spearheading the effort.
Mr. Banh presented an executive summary of the proposed Digital Equity Strategic Plan and discussed its background, development, guiding principles, goals, and potential next steps.
A general discussion followed in which members voiced their support for the initiative and considered potential partners going forward.
Public comment was made by representatives of an affordable housing development and three non-profit organizations (SF Tech Council, Women’s Building, Dev/Mission). Written public comment in support of the Digital Equity Strategic Plan was also submitted.
The meeting adjourned at 11:06 am.
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