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Call to Order by Chair
City Administrator Carmen Chu called the meeting to order at 10:02 am.
Carmen Chu, City Administrator, Chair
Linda Gerull, Chief Information Officer, Department of Technology
Ashley Groffenberger, Budget Director, Mayor’s Office
Shamann Walton, President, Board of Supervisors
Ben Rosenfield, Controller
Carol Isen, Acting Director, Department of Human Resources
Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Public Health
Michael Carlin, Acting Director, Public Utilities Commission
Michael Lambert, City Librarian, Public Library
Mary Ellen Carroll, Director, Department of Emergency Management
Ivar Satero, Director, San Francisco International Airport
Jeffrey Tumlin, Director, Municipal Transportation Agency
Trent Rhorer, Executive Director, Human Services Agency
Charles Belle, Public Member
Nnena Ukuku, Public Member
Natalie Gee (for Shamann Walton)
Jack Wood (for Ben Rosenfield)
Eric Raffin (for Dr. Grant Colfax)
Eric Sandler (for Michael Carlin)
Michelle Geddes (for Mary Ellen Carroll)
Ian Law (for Ivar Satero)
Lisa Walton (for Jeffrey Tumlin)
Natalie Toledo (for Trent Rhorer)
Approval of Meeting Minutes from January 21, 2021 (Action Item)
The minutes were approved.
Mr. David Pilpel made public comment.
City Administrator Carmen Chu introduced herself to the Committee and welcomed the opportunity to collaborate on City technology issues.
Chief Information Officer Linda Gerull provided an update on the Department of Technology’s contributions to creating 78 community learning hubs to provide internet connectivity and support distance learning for almost 2,000 vulnerable children and youth.
City Librarian Michael Lambert thanked Ms. Gerull and noted that the San Francisco Public Library has 8 neighborhood libraries operating community learning hubs with two new locations opening this month.
Discussion: FY 2022-26 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Plan
Section 22A.6 of the City’s Administrative Code requires COIT to submit a 5-year technology plan to the Board of Supervisors by March 1 of each odd numbered year. Discussion will preview the financial forecast of the ICT Plan.
COIT Director Matthias Jaime presented the draft ICT plan and recommendations.
A public commenter discussed city processes for responding to public records requests and suggested continued virtual attendance at public meetings after the stay at home order ends.
David Pilpel made public comment to suggest more standardization across public meeting practices.
Angela Calvillo made public comment to congratulate City Administrator Chu and discuss a Board of Supervisors project for inclusion in the ICT Plan.
Surveillance Technology Policy: Automatic License Plate Readers for San Francisco International Airport and Department of Recreation and Parks (Action Item)
Section 19B of the City & County of San Francisco’s Administrative Code requires all departments with surveillance technologies to develop a Surveillance Impact Report and Surveillance Technology Policy for their ongoing authorized use. Each Surveillance Technology Policy must be approved by COIT before they are reviewed by the Board of Supervisors.
The San Francisco International Airport and Department of Recreation and Parks will present their Impact Report and Technology Policy for automatic license plate readers for review and approval.
COIT Director Matthias Jaime presented an overview of the Automatic License Plate Reader technology used by the San Francisco International Airport to track permitted commercial ground transportation and by the Department of Recreation and Parks to identify vehicles associated with criminal activity, and the previous discussion about the technology use at public meetings of the Privacy and Surveillance Advisory Board.
The San Francisco International Airport’s and the Department of Recreation and Parks’ Surveillance Technology Policies for Automatic License Plate Readers were approved to be shared with the Board of Supervisors for review.
A public commenter suggested discussion of electronic metadata for disclosure in public records requests at a future COIT meeting.
David Pilpel made public comment to suggest standards for public meetings and phone forwarding and to ask for clarification on the dates of budget meetings.
The meeting adjourned at 11:16 am.