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sure who the resolution was referring to with respect to that issue. but as an attorney, i do know that -- >> [laughter.] >> supervisor campos: that some of your worst clients can be attorneys. so -- and you have six of the 11 here. and i just want to take this opportunity to say that i think you have handled yourself brilliantly. i think that the very tough and complicated issues that come your way, and quite frankly in the last couple of years, we've had some pretty interesting and unique matters that have come before the board of supervisors. and i think that you have always, you know, approached it very professionally and very objectively, and have had the patience to deal with each and every one of us. so it's greatly appreciated. and i know that the trial team is lucky to have you.
and we look forward to continuing to interact with you, and of course having john join the team, it's exciting. sheryl, as a colleague, as a friend, it's been a pleasure, and best of luck to you. >> president chiu: thank you, supervisor campos. i will quibble with one thing. you said there are seven attorneys, there are six. supervisor elsbernd. >> supervisor elsbernd: in 2005 when you came i think there were a lot of folks who thought there is no way anybody could replace ted lakey. i think we all knew within a couple of months you were the perfect person for this job, and that was a different time, but what has always remained consistent is your professionalism and your work. you've been fantastic. and what i will say to john, you have a very difficult person to follow. and when it comes to me, admittedly, you have a very short time left with me but one
of sheryl's great skills i'm not sure everybody here is aware of, with me, whether i was sitting in supervisor kim's chair or sitting here, i have a tendency to be sarcastic every now and then and lose my temper. sheryl would have ability with just a look to let me know i was going over the edge. she and monique have a special place in that regard. john, you've got to find a way to communicate that to me. sheryl, thank you for keeping me in check on those times when you were able to. >> president chiu: supervisor avalos. >> supervisor avalos: thank you. i worked with you as a legislative aide and a supervisor. it's been really great to know you, outside of the office as well, your interests in that. and i just really appreciate your work over the years. i just hope that the trime team,
that they -- trial team that they like gid tars, and music. if they haven't, you'll be very happy. john, welcome, and i look forward to working with you. we worked together great and i think you will be a great asset for the board. >> president chiu: supervisor farrell. >> supervisor farrell: thank you. i want to echo what i said earlier and to say thank you. someone who has been here a year and a half and new to the political system in san francisco, you have been an incredible guide. from my perspective, and, you know, you talk about professionalism, but you have really helped a ton. i mean that very personally. i want to thank you for that. i don't think anyone else could have done that. so many things -- i don't know what supervisor campos or wiener said, whether something is material or not, and having you on speed dial that is true for me. you are such a great person. our loss is their gain at the trial team but thank you for
everything. john you have big shoes to fill but i love working with you already and love working with you in the future. sheryl, thanks a ton. >> president chiu: supervisor chu. >> supervisor chu: a lot has been said about how smart sheryl is and the decorum she has and how wonderful she is. i wanted to thank you because i remember when i was first appointed in 2007 as a supervisor, i had to come to you to ask you a really dumb question, a question as simple how to divide a file and what does that mean. i want you to know, no matter how stupid or dumb the question was you always answered it very nicely. also, i just always relate to there was never a question that was too silly, or never a question that reshouldn't ask. so i always wanted to thank you for that because it means a lot for us to have someone that we can always ask all of our most simple questions to. i want to thank you, wish you the best of luck. luckily for us you're not going away so you might find yourself
here again and hope you will be back with us at some point. >> president chiu: one more person the clerk of the board. >> sheryl adams, thank you for holding my hand when i became the clerk. you were one of the handful of individuals who helped me acclimate to the job. i want to express the deep gratitude from my office and all the help that you've given us over the years. as supervisor campos said there were several high profile issues that occurred over the last five to six years. and it was because of your guidance, and your calm demeanor, and problem-solving skills that we were able to get through them. and i just want everyone to know that you were a great part of our success in each and every single one of those incidents. so thank you very much. we will miss you. and john, welcome. we're grateful that you're going to come on board and take her place but of course nobody can take sheryl adams place. as we've missed ted lakey but we
quickly became acclimated for you and were grateful for you're assistance and will be grateful to you too, john. thank you. >> president chiu: deputy city attorney add himsel adams, any s or counsel you want to provide us? >> i'm very touched. thank you so much. and it's really been my pleasure, privilege, and honor to serve as your counsel. you're just a remarkable group of individuals from everyone sitting in this board, to your staff, to my friends in the clerk's office. this group is great. i mean it's every -- it's touching, it's cutting edge work. and everyone's got their finger on the pulse of really great new social policy. and that's just been an exciting thing to be able to be a part of. so i thank you. and really, this means a lot to me. i appreciate it very much. thanks.
>> [applause.] >> president chiu: and with that, i think we're at the end of the agenda. madam clerk, could you read the memorial yams. >> the clerk: today's meeting will be adjourne adjourned on te following individuals, for president chiu for the late nancy blair, on behalf of supervisor elsbernd and supervisor chu for the late caghts lien backari, julian lowe also on behalf of supervisor carmen chu. >> president chiu: do we have any more business in front of this board? >> the clerk: that concludes the business for today. >> president chiu: colleagues that concludes our business for today. thank you. >> thank you for comis
morning. my name is bob hayden. i am with the department of the environment and pleased to be the emcee of this event. you can tell from the display that this has something to do with some electric vehicles. so, i would like to start the program with our first presenter. and introduce to you a man who
is certainly no stranger to bringing clean technology to san francisco and electric vehicles, are mayor, ed lee. [applause] >> thank you, bob. >> you for your leadership. good morning, everyone. we are going to be talking about something that i have been very interested in, and that is mobility. the ability to have technology work for you, like this microphone. we have worked hard for a number of years. i had the privilege of working with gavin newsom in the past to during his administration to create the electric vehicle infrastructure for the city and began the conversation and the collaboration with the other
counties to bring an electric vehicle corridor. it signals our efforts to support the creation of infrastructure to the electric vehicle industry. of course we have encouraged the private automobile creators to join us. today is a wonderful opportunity to do that with a bmw. any of you who noticed the labels in this city, you will certainly noticed the popularity of bmw as a corporation, not only a great company but one that is also on the cutting edge
of the use of technology. i want to thank them and welcome them to not only the electric vehicle stage, which they have been working on, but also to this great program they are about to introduce, the drive now and park now technology. joined -- joining us in the car sharing program for their members who want to use bmw products. this idea of cars sharing has been a part of san francisco's objective in creating a more sharing economy. like many other cities, we are congested in our parking. parking is really a challenge in the city. for people who own vehicles, and introducing people to car- sharing programs and ideas have been a wonderful experiment for
us. as you know, we have been working to create not only public garages but also in congested neighborhoods. when a private company like bmw registers their interest in car- sharing, that is a complement to the direction we are heading to be morris -- more sustainable. i want to think bmw for being here. we are in negotiations to get us into our fleet so we can utilize. unless we do it with the latest technology, people will not appreciate the mayor driving a bmw. [laughter] but we are doing it for the right reasons. i want to showcase that as we lead this country into a thought process, a challenge that our major cities, our urban
settings can have solutions to our parking problems, have sustainable mobility as part of our alternatives in the vehicles and car-sharing as a principle for us to join our automobile makers as well as our vehicle owners and rentals as we challenge the public to say there are better choices coming forward with our partners in the industry. thank you, bmw. i know that ian and his team are here to announce this thing but i wanted to thank our environmental divisions, our car enthusiasts, our technology. we are the innovation capital of the world. clearly there is a major role for our manufacturers to use that technology to figure out and provide solutions to our parking challenges, to the
affordability and everybody to participate so that they can use all of the different modes of travel to get not only around the city, but the bay area. we wish you have this as an opportunity to challenge all of the county's to get from, whether it is ma [ -- napa to oakland in all of the events we will host in years to come and have that mobility in all of the alternative ways of doing it and to do it smartly. i appreciate to bmw for this opportunity. we will be great partners with the rentals and the ownership, but also with the technology and the smart way of getting in and out of our city. thank you very much. [applause]
>> thank you, mayor. to continue the introduction and welcoming of san francisco to bmw for this new program, it is my honor to introduce to you melanie nutter. [applause] >> good morning, everyone. my name is melanie and i am the director of the department -- we want to protect our environment -- let's try this gain. -- again. good morning, everyone. i am a director of the department of the environment. we are responsible for protecting the environment,
safeguarding our public and environmental health, and helps san francisco lead the way toward a sustainable and resilience future. i am happy to be here today on behalf of the department and city. as you probably know, san francisco -- i am sorry. i joined the mayor in thinking t-- thanking bmw. as you probably know, a san francisco prides itself as being a leader an incubator of new ideas. new ideas that can help us be more sustainable and resilience every day. i wanted to take a moment to detail how san francisco is a sustainable seven -- city. being a sustainable city means we are less wasteful. we are leading the nation with over 78% diversion rate.
70% of our waste is recycled, compost, or diverted. being a sustainable city, we are energy-efficient. our energy program is a partnership that we have put together with pg&e and we help small businesses save money on energy bills and reduce carbon emissions. in san francisco, we are also renewable the powered. we have about 3000 solar installations throughout the city and county of san francisco, equalling 19 megawatts of solar. we are also working toward being 100% powered city in the next 10 years. finally, in san francisco, it means we are ev ready.
we're making it easier for residents to take charge of their electric cars. the city now operates 50 publicly available charging stations at 15 locations. these are found at city parking garages, at the airport, treasure island, and by the end of 2012, the city will add another 30-40 charges. of note, the public uses the stations, the cost will be free up until the end of 2013 and all of the stations are powered with power that is greenhouse-gas free. adding to the infrastructure, many charging stations are also being implemented on private property. so in retail stores, and other parking lot, there are an additional 44 stations at 22 locations.
the department of the environment is making it easier for san francisco to charge their cars at home. are in apartment buildings or condominiums and we have a program that is called multi charge san francisco. it is a demonstration program where we are implementing 100 charging stations in these types of buildings to make sure that renters can also have access to easy charging. in closing, i wanted to thank bmw for recognizing the need to innovate in the area of urban transportation and developing new solutions that all of us can utilize now in in the future. i wanted to mention that according to the sustainability research center at uc-berkeley, households can save 0.5 tons of
carbon emissions annually through car sharing. this type of program was certainly have an amendment to benefit. congratulations once again to bmw. welcome to san francisco and please call me welcome the doctor to the stage. [applause] >> hopefully this microphone is working. what a pleasant to surprised to see the sun shining. i am impressed with the connections you have. it is my pleasure to give you a bit of the background as to what we are actually talking about. i think there are many trends across the world but i will try to be brief in analyzing them. there is no doubt that there is a growing population in the world today. that population is being focused
on cities. here we are in san francisco. if we look at any of the forecasts over the next 20 years, up to a half of the population, 3.5 billion people, will live in cities. they will live in an urban environment. it is already happening in asia and south america where there is a migration toward the great cities of the world. that will bring more and more congestion into those cities. as an industry, as a company, we can view this as a challenging in that congestion is going to increase. at the same time, or on the other hand, you will have many other developments. we know we are all connected to date. we know sustainability is not just a term people use. people believe in it and the environmental challenges that come with that means that as a company, as a city and a country
we have to work together to find the solutions to this. as we look into the future, we could say that the current model of the car industry needs to change. at the same time, we believe that individual mobility is what people desire. that does not mean -- that means they will use the car in a different way. here in san francisco, statistics are always something -- potentially, there are over 500,000 people looking for 450,000 parking spaces. this goes for most cities, about 30% of all of the traffic are people looking for parking places. imagine if you could take away some of that uncertainty, you
could relieve a lot of the traffic that sits on our roads. with that, of course you reduce not only the congestion and the co2, you make the issue much more sustainable. we started to think about this over the last couple of years as to how we could provide some of the solutions. one thing that is for certain, there is no silver bullet. there is no one thing that a company or city could do that would solve all of these problems. it is involving different ways of driving, different ways of ownership, different ways of power in cars. you heard that these are fully elected vehicles. the need to bring this into a holistic approach. what we have been doing under our solutions for the i brand, we have m brand, which is the most powerful actor in the
alphabet. those products are well known. but the i brand is just coming. those vehicles are well into development now. the i 3 and i8 will be launched next year. they are carbon fiber and that will be made, not in this state, but just up the way in washington state. using fully environmentally sustainable energy. carbon fiber prevention will be shipped to our factories in europe or will be make carbon fiber cars. it is about 50% like you're than steel, 20% lighter than allen minium. you need the batteries ms. -- which makes the efficiency much more credible and also a strong business case. this part of the united states
will play a strong part in the development of these vehicles. as well as we also started a venture firm. the venture fund operates out of new york. it started 15 months ago, we made our first investment in a company called my city way, which is working on intermodal transport. started in new york, now in 35 cities around the country and many cities around the world provided information to not only our customers, but also anyone interested in moving from a to be in a city. that has worked exceedingly well. as you have seen, we have been investing in other companies as well. the electric charging stations system is another one of those. as is our first in this and in parking.
most of us leave our house is in the morning, go to work, part of our cars at work, leave a vacant parking space at home. if you can bring a marketplace together where someone can park under drive during the day, and of course, give them a certainty of where they will part, it works. many thousands of customers now are enjoying that has a potential different way of operating in the city. drive now was clocked 15 minutes -- months ago in munich. it is now in three other german cities. we have over 40,000 active users. what does that mean? well, they have an efficient way of experiencing a car. they may use intermodal transport, and they come in by the rail system, by other means, and then they find a car. they're effective, they use their ifid