Shelter Monitoring Committee
SHELTER MONITORING COMMITTEE
Replaces All Previous Notices
Notice is hereby given of the following vacancies, upcoming term expirations and information on currently held seats, appointed by the Board of Supervisors:
Vacant Seat 1, new appointment, must be held by a person who is homeless or formerly homeless, and who is living or has lived with the person’s homeless child under the age of 18, for a two-year term ending July 1, 2023.
Seat 2, Cris Plunkett, term expiring July 1, 2022, must be held by a person who is homeless or has been homeless within the three years prior to being appointed to the Committee, and who has a disability, for a two-year term.
Seat 3, Gabriela Avalos, term expiring July 1, 2023, must be held by a person with experience providing direct services to homeless people through a community setting, for a two-year term.
Seat 4, diana Almanza, term expiring July 1, 2022, must be held by a person nominated by one or more community agencies that provide behavioral health, housing placement, or other services to homeless people, for a two-year term.
Vacant Seat 5, new appointment, must be held by a person who is homeless or formerly homeless, and who has been nominated by one or more nonprofit agencies that provide advocacy or organizing services for homeless people, for a two-year term ending July 1, 2023.
Seat 6, Traci Watson, term expiring July 1, 2022, must be held by a person nominated by one or more nonprofit agencies that provide advocacy or organizing services for homeless people, for a two-year term.
Reports: The Committee shall prepare and submit quarterly reports that shall include, but not be limited to, information on the following: safety in the shelter, cleanliness in the shelter, disability access to and within the shelter, family life in the shelter, a review of policies and procedures in place at the shelter, and any information received regarding the treatment and personal experiences of shelter residents. The reports shall also include recommended action steps for the shelter and for the City department that contracts for services at the shelter. The reports shall not identify shelter residents or disclose any confidential information concerning shelter residents consistent with State and Federal law. The Committee may issue emergency reports at any time it deems necessary. The reports shall be provided to: 1) the Mayor, 2) the Board of Supervisors, 3) the Local Homeless Coordinating Board, 4) the appropriate City department responsible to take action, 5) the City department that contracts for services at the shelter, 6) the shelter under review, and 7) the public. These reports shall be public documents. Any City department identified in the reports as responsible to take action shall, within 30 days of issuance of the reports, provide to the Board of Supervisors a departmental report setting forth how the department intends to respond to the Committee's recommendations.
Sunset Date: July 1, 2022
Additional information relating to the Shelter Monitoring Committee may be obtained by reviewing Administrative Code, Sections 20.300 et seq., at
or visiting the Committee’s website at http://www.sfgov.org/sheltermonitoring.
Interested persons may obtain an application from the Board of Supervisors website at http://www.sfbos.org/vacancy_application or from the Rules Committee Clerk, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. Completed applications should be submitted to the Clerk of the Board. All applicants must be residents of San Francisco, unless otherwise stated.
Next Steps: Applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be contacted by the Rules Committee Clerk once the Rules Committee Chair determines the date of the hearing. Members of the Rules Committee will consider the appointment(s) at the meeting, and applicants may be asked to state their qualifications. The appointment(s) of the individual(s) who are recommended by the Rules Committee will be forwarded to the Board of Supervisors for final approval.
Please Note: Depending upon the posting date, a vacancy may have already been filled. To determine if a vacancy for this Committee is still available, or if you require additional information, please call the Rules Committee Clerk at (415) 554-5184.
Further Note: Additional seats on this body may be available through other appointing authorities, including the Local Homeless Coordinating Board and the Mayor’s Office.
Clerk of the Board
DATED/POSTED: April 23, 2021
UPDATED: September 23, 2021