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Meeting minutesCity and County of San Francisco
Municipal Transportation Agency
Citizens’ Advisory Council

Finance and Administration Committee

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at 3:00 p.m.
1 South Van Ness Avenue, Conference Room 3075
San Francisco, California


  • Call to Order: 
    Pro Tem Chairman Ferrario called the meeting to order at 3:12 p.m. 
  • Roll Call:

FAC Members present at Roll Call:  Susan Vaughan

FAC Members absent:  Daniel Murphy and Griffith Humphrey

CAC members, not on this committee, but also present:  Chairman Murphy appointed Steve Ferrario to serve as Pro Tem

  • Announcement of prohibition of sound producing devices during the meeting:

The CAC Secretary made the announcement.

  • Adopt Minutes of January 19, 2011: 

On motion to approve the minutes of January 19, 2011: Continued to next meeting.

      Pro Tem Chairman Ferrario delayed adopting minutes until the next meeting.

Public comment:


  • Report of the Chairman (For discussion only):


  • Public Comment: 


  • Presentation, discussion and possible action regarding Parking Control Officer (PCO) Deployment Plan.  (Joy Houlihan, Deputy Director, Enforcement Division)

Joy Houlihan discussed enforcement and deployment of resources that she presented at the January 11, 2011 Policy and Governance (PAG) committee meeting.  Information she presented included: smart deployment of field resources; utilizing technology and tools available; implementation of a more fluid and flexible staff; accountability; safety; and leadership development.

Ms. Houlihan stated that there are 265 Parking Control Officers (PCOs), who cover 78 beats and 27 areas of residential parking and 24 supervisors, on a 24/7 operation basis.   During the weekends, staffing is reduced.  Ms. Houlihan stated that there are periodic reviews of beats to look at staffing and to ensure there is “right sizing” providing coverage where needed.   Issues the Enforcement Division has recognized are: policy inconsistencies and performance measures for accountability; work environment and office space needs; staff development and in-service training.  Ms. Houlihan stated long-term recommendations are: deployment study needed to establish a collaborative cross department; to examine overlapping beat boundary areas; technology and staff resources.

Ms. Houlihan stated short-term recommendations include: improving internal communication; vacation time-off policy; overtime procedures; supervisor accountability; and tools and technique skills development program in the Enforcement Division.  She stated that there is not a lot of turnover, but the Division has lost 21 staff members in the past year.

Ms. Houlihan stated that staff is evaluating yellow zone-split areas at four areas: 1) Post Street, 200 block, both sides; 2) California Street, 200 block; 3) Mason Street, 500 block; and 4) Ellis Street, 200 block, north side.  Instead of the yellow block being enforced all day, this split zone area would become a towaway zone after 3:00 p.m.

Public comment:


  • Committee Member requests for information (For discussion only) 


  • Schedule upcoming calendar items.  (For discussion only)
    Next regular meeting: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at 3:00 p.m.

1 South Van Ness Avenue, 3rd Floor, Conference Room 3075

ADJOURN:  The meeting was adjourned at 4:31 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by:
Yvette Torres
SFMTA CAC - Secretary



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