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Call to Order by Chair
Deputy City Administrator Ken Bukowski called the meeting to order at 10:00 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 General Manager, 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
Ken Bukowski (for Carmen Chu)
Natalie Gee (for Shamann Walton)
Todd Rydstrom (for Ben Rosenfield)
Ken Salmon (for Michael Carlin)
Ian Law (for Ivar Satero)
Lisa Walton (for Jeffrey Tumlin)
Natalie Toledo (for Trent Rhorer)
Approval of Meeting Minutes from February 4, 2021 (Action Item)
The minutes were approved.
Mr. David Pilpel made public comment.
Deputy City Administrator Ken Bukowski announced that the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development is recruiting for a new Digital Equity Manager, with a submission deadline of March 5. The Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing on March 11 on the digital divide.
Chief Information Officer Linda Gerull provided an update on the ways the Department of Technology can support departments in reducing their operating budget.
Rachel Cukierman, Deputy Director of Administration and Finance for the Office of the Assessor-Recorder, presented on the progress of the Property Assessment System replacement project. Phase 1 of the project went live in January.
A public commenter recommended use of Adobe software for public records releases and the use of electronic signatures for contracts for transparency.
David Pilpel made public comment about the citywide phone directory and field coordination on addresses between city departments.
Final Review of the FY 2022-26 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Plan (Action Item)
Section 22A.6 of the City’s Administrative Code requires COIT to submit a 5-year technology plan to the Mayor and Board of Supervisors by March 1 of each odd numbered year.
COIT Director Matthias Jaime presented the final draft of the ICT plan and recommendations.
Committee members discussed the concept of a unified City website, with Ken Salmon recommending that departments with brand identities like Public Utilities Commission not switch to a shared website. Members discussed solutions for creating a centralized location for residents to find information while maintaining department identity.
The ICT Plan was unanimously approved to share with the Mayor and Board of Supervisors.
A public commenter recommended use of a single city website portal and discussed requirements for publishing systems inventory to the Open Data Portal.
David Pilpel made public comment on the sf.gov website and suggested keeping department websites separate.
David Pilpel made public comment to suggest using sf.gov as a central website and linking to departments’ individual websites from their department page on sf.gov.
A public commenter discussed the use of prototyping and experimental technology solutions in government.
The meeting adjourned at 11:24 am.