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Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Task Force

The Single Room Occupancy(SRO) Task Force was first established by the Board of Supervisors under the title SRO Health; Stabilization and Safety Task Force in August 1999 in a response to a rash of fires in residential hotels that resulted in the elimination of over 900 residential guest rooms from 1988.
 
Since the subsequent adoption and implementation of the Residential Hotel Sprinkler Ordinance, the Task Force was reconfigured and renamed by the Board of Supervisors in 2006. There are currently 14 members authorized by Board Resolution No.582-10, with 9 appointments by the Board and 5 members appointed by the Director of the Human Services Agency( 1 member), Director of the Department of Building Inspection(1member), the City Attorney ( 1 member from the Code Enforcement Task Force), Director of the Department of Public Health ( 1 member from Environmental Health and 1 member from Housing and Urban Health).
 
Mission Statement:
 
The SRO Task Force mission is to improve the quality of life for residents living in SRO hotels by providing discussion between city departments, SRO owners/managers, nonprofit agencies, and tenants. The Task Force responsibility is to then advise San Francisco policy makers on policies, codes, and legislation that impact residents, owners, and managers of SRO Hotels and to serve as a conduit for consensus between stake holders.  The Task Force purpose is to then facilitate a unified SRO hotel strategy that is supported by the Mayor, the Board of Supervisors, City departments, nonprofit agencies, owners, managers, tenants and the community at large.
 
 
The SRO Task Force Membership
 
Rosemary Bosque, Chair
Department of Building Inspection (DBI)
Appointed by the DBI Director
 
Pratibha Tekkey
Central City SRO Collaborative
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
 
Bruce Burge
SRO Operator
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
 
Angela Chu
Chinatown SRO Collaborative
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
 
Vacant
Tenant Representative
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
 
Vacant
Nonprofit SRO Owner/Manager
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
 
Vacant
Families in SRO’s Collaborative
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
 
Johnson Ojo
Department of Public Health (DPH)
Environmental Health
Appointed by the DPH Director
 
Sam Patel
SRO Operator
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
 
Joshua Vining
Mission SRO Collaborative
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
 
Vacant
Tenant Representative
Appointed by the Board of Supervisors
 
Yvonne Mere, J.D.
City Attorney’s Office
Appointed by the City Attorney
 
Scott Walton
Human Services Agency (HSA)
Appointed by Director of HSA
 
Wolfgang Stuwe
Department of Public Health
Housing & Urban Health
Appointed by the Director of DPH 
 
How to Contact the SRO Task Force
 
Bernedette Perez, Secretary to the SRO Task Force
Housing Inspection Services
Department of Building Inspection, 6th Floor
1660 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 558-6165, FAX (415) 558-6249
 
Meetings
 
The SRO Task Force meets on the third Thursday of every month. Meetings are accessible, open to the public and held from 9:00am to 10:30am. The new meeting location beginning September 2011 is 1650 Mission Street, 4th Floor, Conference Room # 431.
 
Agendas
 
The Agendas are published the Friday before the regularly scheduled meeting. Agendas are posted on the Department’s Calendar page, the Main Library in the Government Documents section. Agendas and minutes are also available by contacting Bernedette Perez, Task Force Secretary at (415) 558-6165.
 
Minutes
 
2013 and future minutes are posted on the Department’s Calendar page 30 days after approval by the SRO Task Force.
 
 
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