November 16, 2023 Committee on Information Technology Meeting

Thursday, November 16, 2023

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    1. Call to Order by Chair
    2. Roll Call:

      Carmen Chu, City Administrator, Chair
      Linda Gerull, Chief Information Officer, Department of Technology
      Michael Makstman, Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Technology
      Sophia Kittler, Director, Mayor’s Office of Innovation 
      Aaron Peskin, President, Board of Supervisors
      Angela Calvillo, Clerk, Board of Supervisors
      Ben Rosenfield, Controller
      Carol Isen, Director, Department of Human Resources 
      Dr. Grant Colfax, Director, Department of Public Health
      Dennis Herrera, 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
      Sheryl Davis, Executive Director, Human Rights Commission

    3. General Public Comment
    4. Approval of the Meeting Minutes from September 21, 2023 (Action Item)
    5. Review Surveillance Technology Policy - Police Department - Drone or Unmanned Aerial Systems (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 Police Department will present their Drone/ Unmanned Aerial Systems Surveillance Technology Policy and Surveillance Impact Report for review.

    6. Review Surveillance Technology Policy Amendments - City Administrator's Office - Security Cameras (Action Item)

      The City Administrator’s Office will present their amendments to the department’s Security Camera Surveillance Technology Policy for review and approval. The original policy was heard by the Committee in January of 2021 and approved by the Board of Supervisors in July 2021.

    7. Update on Generative AI Planning

      This item is an overview of the generative AI landscape including practical guidelines gathered by the City Administrator’s Office and next steps for the City from the Mayor’s Office.

    8. Chair Update
    9. CIO Update
    10. Adjournment 

    Date & Time

    Thursday, November 16, 2023
    10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    City Hall Meeting Room 305

    1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl
    Room 305
    San Francisco, CA 94102
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    Meeting will be broadcast online via WebEx Webinar.
    WebEx Meeting Link


    If you wish to offer public comment, call in to phone number 415-655-0001 using access code 2664 566 1417, webinar password COIT (2648 from video systems), and press *3.

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    Last updated November 13, 2023