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october the eighteenth. we will skip over that. the report from the committee on student assignment. commissioner murase, would you mind reporting on that? i'm sorry, ad hoc committee on student assignment. commissioner murase: on october 19, we addressed informational items. we heard from staff about the enrollment process for the 2012- 2013 school year. there is a proposal to move from unlimited choices in the august assignment system to the single highway pool. there is out of reach and recruitment -- november 5 is the
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enrollment affair. we received an annual report on student assignment. we're developing questions and getting the help from researchers on how to evaluate this new one. student assignment that includes a consideration for neighborhood assignment. there was an update on the redesign of transportation services. president mendoza: any other reports on any of the committees that may have met? commissioner norton: i'm not reporting on a committee, but i did go see a bilingual community council meeting. i did not know we were doing this, but we have begun translating the annual test reports that all parents get in the mail. parents are getting them in their native languages which is a huge step forward. it has been a lot of work, apparently, but it was very much
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appreciated. i wanted to add my thanks, it is a big improvement. commissioner fewer: on october 19, i attended the school district's first annual lgbt family center. it was a smashing success. i think they thought 50 people would show up and it was packed. clearly next year, will have to have a larger venue. i would like to thank staff for putting this on. this was a fun event and i felt that everyone who attended had a great spirit, very family feeling, and i hope that next year we will have more families that will participate. at this time, i would like to make an appointment to my advisory committee.
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i would like to appoint edwin yuen to the bilingual council. he is bilingual in spanish and chinese and is the parent of a daughter. commissioner maufas: the select committee meeting is this thursday over in city hall starting at 3:30. i wanted to say before this meeting is over -- president mendoza: do you know what the topic -- commissioner maufas: an update on the shipyard school district. >> i got my test back a few weeks ago in chinese and i could not read it. my mom was bashing on me and i could not read it.
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why didn't i get one in english? >> everybody got them in english in august and it took a month to get them translated. that is why you got a copy in chinese after word. commissioner murase: i wanted to report on the rules committee meeting that met on monday, october 24 for action. we reviewed the online board of education policies. we are going very deep into that process trying to bring the board policies on line. i invite my colleagues to join in on that. we will probably need back for recommendation in december. we reviewed the policy for committing non 7 it is residents to the school of the arts, and when so was started, there was a hard cap recommended of 10% of out of district
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students. it was unknown to the staff, so the principle has made a commitment in the coming year to really keep to that, because currently they have 60% overall out of district students. some departments are as high as 39%. one of the arguments given to us was that there aren't enough qualified seven it is students. i am here to say that san francisco students should apply. we want to see lots of applicants and phyllis many spaces as possible with san francisco students. there are some exceptions, when there is a need for a particular baritone or tenor who to invite and out of district students, but we would like to have as many san francisco students applied as we can. under state and federal policy,
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there have been bullying measures signed by the governor, and this thursday, the district attorney is hosting a very important cyber bullying event for the middle school families that is open to the public and will be at marina middle school from 6:00 to 7:30 on thursday. really targeting families and what they should know about cyber bullying. it is hard to keep up with. there is a lot going on with sell funds and social media has tools for really some very negative behavior. it is a very important event. commissioner norton: i forgot to say that the next meeting of the curriculum and program committee will be on monday november 7 and we will have at 4:00 p.m.,
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slightly earlier than usual. >> commissioners, i wanted to say that the superintendent as i mentioned earlier is in boston for the council of the great city schools, i want you to know that we are honored that we will have the two presentations that this national convening including san francisco unified staff. from the research and accountability department, they will be presenting on our partnership with stanford university and our counsel. we will be presenting an immigration issues with students. we are honored to have this representation. commissioner fewer: i would like to make an announcement that the budget committee will meet this thursday, october 27 at 5:00 p.m. in this room. we are inviting everyone to attend. we will have an exciting
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discussion about the state but the engine support services. >> is always really thrilling. >> adjusting case not all the commissioners , in every department, we have students go out once a week to middle schools to a guest who teach middle school kids about the arts that we do. that is one way we are recruiting students. >> and you're doing this in san francisco middle schools? [laughter] commissioner yee: i would really like to say, several of us were there yesterday morning, and the mission high school community was treated really treated by a
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former michigan high school student. there was some article -- the panel that he had with them, his wife and the peter -- and peter. one other, i should know his name. the message they sent to the students was pretty consistent to them that in order for them to the to get to any level, you
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need to focus now and be the best person to do the best you can. i am just an ordinary person that focused on what my passion was. >> i want to thank them and his wife cindy, they were phenomenal. he was there from 8:00 in the morning until 1:00 in the afternoon. the principal was beside himself. the left to the classrooms and said hello to the students. he had a panel discussion with a very informal conversation to the kids, and they could pretty much as can anything.
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he did a 10 minute or 20 minute stint with the kids practicing on stage and performed with the kids. he mentioned being 16 years old and performing with carlos santana. it was just great, there were 15 students on stage. the students exited and he played for us for another half- hour. it was a delight. he donated, the drums and guitars. he is commissioning a mural to be painted in the hallway, and he really wanted to congratulate the kids because 85 percent were going on to college. we have a much higher rate of graduation this last year. he was thrilled and honored to be amongst the kids and they were thrilled and honored to be with him. a couple of other thank yous.
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the educational partnership celebrated the tenth anniversary. the deputy superintendent and i had the opportunity to go to their celebration. it is filipino history month. i wanted to thank cbs and the park. they took out 50 of the kids from the marina middle school. they had the street team from cirque du soleil come and run the obstacle course. lee will install on lighting, it will be on the time morceli will be able to save funding on that. the kids came out, they did a drawing for premier tickets for tonight for five of our students. and they would not put them down, they were doing these
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obstacle courses and they would not set their tickets down. it was really fantastic. i wanted to invite everybody, especially the alums to the dance on november 5. it will be a really great party and a great fundraiser for the school as well. >> and the jazz band will be performing, i am in that. that is kind of cool. >> our president is very humbled but she was also awarded and recognized at the banquet this saturday night for her contributions to the community. congratulations. [applause] president mendoza: thank you. regular board meeting announcements. our next regular board meeting falls on november 8, all of you
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should know is a special day. it is election day. our board meeting is going to get changed to tuesday, november 15 here in the boardroom. no board meeting on tuesday, november 8. >> it will run my routine. >> but you only have one board meeting this month. if there is no other announcements, a report of the closed session actions of october 18, 2011. the approve the contract for one assistant principal. the board of education approved the ratification of the suspended explosion of one high school student. in following litigation
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matters, -- the board of education by a vote of four ayes approve the settlements each in the amount of 3000. other informational items posted on the agenda, the quarterly report of july through september 2011 and the acceptance of gifts for the months of september for 2011. this meeting is adjourned.
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supervisor chu good m: good morning. our court today is victory young. -- clerk today is victor young.
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>> please turn off all cell phones. if you wish to speak today, please fill out a speaker card and turn it into myself. items discussed today will appear on the november 1 ballot, unless otherwise stated. supervisor chu: item number two, will entertain a possible motion to entertain that motion. would you call item no. 1. >> resolution authorizing the issuance from time to time, in one or more series, of not to exceed $1,355,991 to under 19 aggregate principal amount of the city and county of san francisco general obligation refunding bonds series 2011-are one to refund certain
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outstanding general obligation bonds are approving this form in terms of such bonds. -- $1,355,991,219. supervisor chu: made the amendments at the full bonds and sent it back to committee for additional comments. is there any comments on this item? if not, why don't we open this up for public comment? any members of the public wishing to speak to item number one? >> my name is francisco acosta, and this did come before the soup oe board of supervisors, a hile you were reviewing, someone
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did not pay attention and forgot to mention about the bonds linked to the library. for the people at home it is very interesting how our library system works. most people think the city has direct control or influence over who ever hits the library. at every meeting mr. scheffey will remind you that the people that control the library are friends of the library. we have supervisors and others who pay attention to what he says, but really did not do anything about it. my point is very simple -- when we deal with the friends of the library and whatever type of
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bonds are initiated by them, we have to be very leery. that is all i am saying. times have changed, and i know that with money comes a lot of power and corruption, but these days with what is happening all over the world, and what is happening in our nation, our city has to be very careful not to entertain the issuing bonds with entities like the friends of the library who have not done do justice to the constituents of san francisco. the jury much. supervisor chu: thank you. -- thank you much. public comment is closed. >> motion to except. supervisor chu: the motion by
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supervisor mirkarimi. second prize supervisby supervi. >> item #2, resolution authorizing an amendment to the state francis yacht club at least allowing the recreation and parks department to offer rent credit for the west harbor marina seawall repair. supervisor chu: i want to bring this open for public comment, but we will bring this item back. does anyone from the public want to speak to this item? we will bring this item back again, and you will have time for additional public comment at that time. anyone from the public wishing to comment on this? seeing none, motion is closed. we of a motion to continue this. we do that without objection. >> item number three, ongoing
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hearings to receive updates on anticipated budget shortfalls for 2011-2012, and receive updates from various departments. >> thinsupervisor chu: we have k wilson from the mayor's office. >> thank you for inviting me to give you a brief update on where we are in the current year. we're just starting the planning process for 2012, 13, and 14. i think it is a good idea to keep in mind where we are, and i know we're not having an official three-month report this year. we will of the six-month report in february. -- we will have a six-month report in february. is afford to keep in mind where we art in the bigger picture. i am going to give an update on the current year, and the
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budget. i will review the five-year financial outlook as context for the planning for 13, 14. i will go through a preview of the next year, and then just review key dates and time lines we have coming up as we move forward. of course, feel free to ask questions as i go. in the current year, we are one- third of the year into 2011-12, we just result a deficit -- three for $6 million deficit. the main thing we're looking at right now on the upside that were the 're thinking about is e know we have tax revenues improving. -- we just closed a $3.6. this is due to the economy recovering.
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we have moved out of the recession. we had a good reserve set aside. 15 million reserve. $2.6 million reserve in the children's fund for child care cuts, so in those ways we are well-positioned to handle the risks we have in the current year, but we do have significant risks. the downside items we are looking at our state and federal impacts that i will talk more about in a minute. it is somewhat disconcerting, despite the economic recovery, that unemployment remains weak. then we have a lot of uncertainty. the pace of economic uncertainty, whether it will continue. the november ballot, there are three or four items for prop b. it that does not pass, we will have to think about whether we want to do anything in the current year to address street paving and sidewalk repair item.
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we did not include a great deal of funding in the budget, almost no funding in the budget to maintain the street program and the bond does not pass. we want to make sure we keep up on the ada compliance program. prop c and d, these did not impact the current year so much. we did not make any assumptions about pension and benefit reform. this was a big impact in future years, so we want -- we're very interested in that measure. prop g, we put on the ballot a measure to restore. we put have set restoration back to the fund, have tlf going to
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public safety and the rest going to social services. it would bring in $50 million for the current year that we could use to the extent that we have a more severe state impacts, a federal impacts, or we can -- and i think i would like us to consider keeping it in holding onto it knowing that we have an ongoing problem in 2013, 14, and 15. president chu: did you say the pension ballot reform was worth? take a there i>> there is no es not so much for the current year, but for next year. supervisor chu: and what was the amount? to go about 43 million. -->> about 43 million.
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supervisor chu: thank you. >> the most serious risk to the current year budget is the impact from federal and state budgets. we have a $50 billion general fund reserve, but as we all know, we have in excess of $50 million in potential impacts to us that we need to think about before we start tapping into that budget. the mayor has already introduced legislation to use some of that reserve. i will talk about that in a second. we do have some serious impacts that we're monitoring and are concerned about. the biggest one would be the redevelopment, the state's decision to eliminate redevelopment agencies, and they subsequently allowed continuing redevelopment if we make a
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payment to the state. we did get good news, relatively speaking good news, the projected payment was going to be 25 million in the current year. we just got news it is going to be 15 million if we are required to make the pavement. there is a court case pending, and the court has issued a stay until january 15, so we will know more in the next few months whether or not it to make the payment. i think the resolution has been passed. the mayor has been supportive of continuing redevelopment. if we are not successful in court, we are expected to make the payment. whether or not we have to make the entire payment out of this reserved for state impact or we have been talking to the redevelopment agency about what they can do to help make that payment, so i am sure once we have clarification from the courts, we will come back to you with the plan to make that payment, but obviously that is a big concern for us.
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public safety realignment. that was just implemented october 1. we came forward with the supplemental the board adopted to allocate $5.8 million the state gave us to fund additional staff and programs at the sheriff's department, district attorney. i think we all know the potential cost of that program, of the decision by the state, could outweigh and exceed the 5 million in revenue. we are carefully monitoring the jail population to see the impact on the sheriff's department, and also, just want to make sure we are not -- that we are adequately funding those departments for this impact. we of a number of things going on at the department of public -- have a number of things going on at the department of public health. if you want to go into more details about all of these, i can't come up but depending on timing and specific


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