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catalyst across california and we continue to lead on a lot of under no circumstances issues >> are you still applying for a residency waiver. >> yes. i am. unfortunately as our family grew my wife and i continue to serve >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much. mario, how long have you been the executive director of the program >> it's been 8 years. >> really. >> yeah, it's been a great experience. >> how do you tie-in your experience with this particular are commission this is immigrants from latino
america. most of the families that served like my parenting parents they understand the issues they want to make sure their children have a better life and get the best education so we see the issues and barriers. many of them live in the shadows we don't ask or tell. that's why this is so important it will make people want to attribute. we see how poverty weeks ago on people their trans gentle and move across san francisco immigrants go toward affordable
housing that's why you have hirnt point that's more diverse and we continue to see the impact of the new comer youth. by the serve several scalds that have a large number of newcomers youth and see the channels their vulnerable to gang recruitment and to drop out we want to make sure the english language learners are not far behind. i think i bring alls experiences to the committee and those issues that impact gantsz or gun points >> thank you very much and for you're good work and a neblths one up. and thank you four attending the president's speech on immigrants
right >> thank you and again with my fellow commissioners up to this point to be considered for reappointment. i've been thunder be a part of this since 2012 and i'm proud of the work we've achieved. the history of the irish community goes back before the gold rush there were approximately 4 hundred irish and that number that glutin to thirty thousand. we continue to go up in numbers. the community has had a lot of engagement in san francisco. john sullivan you funded want savings and loan and the building society that helps immigrants with homes and the
reservoir supplies our water. i 2k3w7b9d from ireland to san francisco and continue to fight for serves for the richest seniors there are still over half of the irish living in united states city and county. our population is over looked and united states number is approximately, six thousand and unfortunately seems to be ryder's and have a challenge of making a life in the city. as a member of the human rights commission the only irish e.r. europe pan person as part of the my role i've designed implemented and developed health and human services program for an immigrant community.
i've effectively built partnerships with city's and st. mary's hospital. as part of the i pc we partner with immigrant organizations including san francisco organizing projects and san francisco based coalitions which i am a member. on the national level we work with the richest reform those collaborations have included the grassroots on capital hill for comprehensive reform. and i think this year i've managed to have 6 trips to d.c. to advocate on behalf of our immigrant community an capitol hill and have support from the
members of the board and as we continue to struggle to effect change to monthly a broken immigration system we have an amazing ability to be the voice for a voiceless undocumented community. we live in the shadows and to bring their issues and concerned and needs to the mayor and board of supervisors. along with recommended to improve the programs and city policies. as vice chair of the commission i've proud of the work we've should very well together as a group and all my colleagues bring something interesting and varied to the table. some of the highlights as mario mentioned we've provided a special hearing policy and
published a comprehensive report on conceptual be immigration reform that i've used in washington, d.c. and san francisco is a leader on the stage and with the human rights commission we can continue to lead and effect change. we've also had town hall meetings in district 2 and 67 and recently in district 5 on the affordable care act. my appointment in 2012 was to fill the interim left by another person. i would like to serve a full term. i believe that i bring a diverse and valuable prospective with the sound policy of sound thinking. i've fought the feet and i'm
mreld pleased to bring that to the commission. immigrants built san francisco and it's their stories that build san francisco. i'd like to serve again, thank you >> supervisor breed. >> thank you, thank you so much for your statement. i want to know your schedule sum san francisco do you have a revised form to submit >> yes. it's going in i believe - sorry i need to check on that. yeah. it was submitted >> he can't but number 4 there was no box checked on whether or not there was no reportable income or schedules included
there's nothing else and i'm not concerned i can't guess what - whether or not there was reportable income or not. >> may i look at that and come back to this - thank you. my apologizes nor missing that >> no, not haiti at this time. >> so it was none. >> yes. >> so if you could revise and submit. >> thank you for catching that. >> any other questions? supervisor cowen. >> well, i think here statement covered her past accomplishment and she needs satisfied all the questions i have. >> thank you. selena you are currently working
for who >> the immigration center. >> and how long have i been there. >> fourteen years. >> 14 years have you done your national advocacy work through that. >> i also sit on the board for the coalition of irish at usa and the richest lobby for immigration reform has taken an ax in 2006 and 7 and today so as a member of two boards they've supported my advocacy on capitol hill. >> thank you very much. next speaker.
okay. are i here. the last name is b e rb e a u. next speaker would the felix. >> good afternoon chair and supervisor breed and supervisor cowen. i would like to be brief. any act ladies describe my work with the commission. i am - i've been serving since 2007. and now i'm serving 0 for the chair of the member of the executive committee.
as a person who came undocumented from guatemala in 1982 and now a citizen of this country i have experienced all the stages of being an gunpoint and for years i've helped to fight for justice justice and for immigrant workers to organize looker library i used to work for the council for four years. i was with local 2 and the union as well. the reason i'm here this afternoon. to express my commitment and interest to continue serving in our community. something i do because i know that there is a lot of people out there they need to be helped to achieve itself american dream. because i would like to continue
in the commission i've been witnessing the problems of the commission during those years. the last two years we've achieved goals i mentioned earlier and we're willing to keep fighting for judicious for immigrants and for immigration reform that's needed as soon as possible. i'm a adversities to the guatemala immigration issues. i go to washington and lobby and, of course, i do the san francisco community too. opportunity if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer them >> okay. my questions. supervisor breed >> thank you, mr. funning test
you have an expressive resume. i have some concerns about your attention 50 periods of time you've only attended 4 of the last 7 meetings. this is a very important commission not only to san francisco but with some of the challenges we face we need people who are exempted and actually engaged that shapes things that happen around the city and country. i wanted to give you an opportunity to provide united states with an explanation as well as what might be different in moving if we decide to reappoint you. >> the reason i was absent
because i had to travel to 2k3w5ud mall for family matters. i have some people's my family, relatives, their >> yes. >> i have folks that are ill and one of the times i missed because i was in washington as well. that's the reason other than that over the last seven years i've been there constantly and trying to do my best >> i have something to add. >> i'm sorry, i ask give you an attention but commissioner president chiu tests has not missed mid meetings and we have commissioners that are below 50 percent. >> i show he was at 50 percent
but they were all xoutd. >> we have a updated record and it was submitted. >> we obtain information - we actually looked at the minutes from the meetings and researched the information directly but it's fine. it's clearly - the family issues happen so that's toeltd understanding >> director you mentioned there are 3 people that have 50 are any of those folks on this list we're hearing today. >> no two of them will be up for reappointment in june of next year and they're both commissioners that have not had time unfortunately, to attend more than half of the meetings and are those mayoral appointees
and there's 3 one is a mayoral appoint at that has only been 20/20 meets and her attention is 20 periods of time and the other two are 60 percent to be up for reappointment in june. >> ask another question, please. >> should we finish with this gentleman. >> oh, i'm sorry it was a follow-up to supervisor cowen. i just wanted to ask in terms of attention is there a - i know there's unofficial policies that exist around commissioners. are there any official policies for example, with the arts commission 3 unexceeded absence the chair asks the person to
leave the chair so the opportunity can be made available for someone who who has time to serve do you have such a policy >> supervisor the bylaw because it was enacted is the chair or vice chair will notify the board of supervisors when we have and we report on a quarterly basis on attention records but there are no powers in the bylaws that is a i can knock someone off. >> i can the commissioners receive full health bends. >> not telephone number on this commission. >> so this commission doesn't alleyway allow for the option to receive health bends. >> no, it's not a chartered commission they don't even get
parking. >> no spooipd. >> it's purely divorce. >> okay. thank you. wow. doesn't mean you couldn't attend the meetings (laughter) >> so any other questions of the 42 tests. >> seeing none, thank you very much. >> thank you very much arrest next person is mel have a maldonado add. >> very good. >> hello supervisors. supervisor chair, supervisor breed and supervisor cowen my name is mel have a i'm a work in san francisco. i'm the secretary director of the housed of the resource center. i've been working there for 16
years. i'm honored to be considered for reappointment. this is a very important commission and we work hard 40 for the people we serve. i am an immigrant from puerto rico i came here, no 1977. i'm devoted a large part of my life to struggle for the rights of the defashioned or oppress here in san francisco central america and other places. i would like to serve one more time in this commission to help fulfill along with my colleagues the work we set four ourselves last year. as you may know we've worked
very hard in policy recommendations luke local will i to the board of supervisors and mayor on the sanctuary city and a public safety under the local trust act an language access and immigrant. at the state level we have worked and followed and put a policies recommendations on under no circumstances the california domestic workers bill of rights driver's license for undocumented and other bills that effect immigrants. at the federal level we've asked leaders and representatives to enact the immigration reform
that relevance a quality for justice for all. we engage and listen carefully to the san franciscan immigrant community to meetings & living and breathing our daily lives here in san francisco. thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to serve as part of this commission. >> thank you. any questions? no questions >> thank you very much. >> okay. >> i think the last person is moses. >> timothy moses. >> i didn't see a timothy. >> good afternoon honorable board members.
i'm timothy i'm an immigrant from africa and have been in san francisco since 1974. i was the co-founder for african-american desk club. from the bay area board members of the san francisco and the executive director of the commission. i'm currently open the immigrant commission and would like to be reappointed to continue to serve and telephone number continue to serve guideline immigrants for languages and mental health and domestic family issues. i have degrees if mental health and i've been deep involved and work closely with the hardworking staff and my fellow commissioners in passing the due
process that on civil immigration that was relevance passed by the board of supervisors. and i sincerely thank you for passing this important ordinance. finally, i'd like to thank the mayor and board of supervisors and our hardworking staff as well as my fellow commissioners and the immigrant living in the bay area especially in san francisco. you have nothing to lose if you reappoint those 6 commissioners we walk closely together although we disagree sometimes at the end of the day, we agree on a lot of issues. we really appreciate if you can reappoint me so i can continue to help folks. and i want to thank our
hardworking a star for the hardworking jobs and i've seen staff come and go but the kusht staff are wonderful and the current commissioners say we work well together. thank you if you have any questions? >> any questions colleagues. >> this must be a really good board because mario took the wind out of my sale i asked what are the goals and how long have you been on the commission so it's good to see you commissioner thank you very much. >> thank you very much. before i - thank you very much >> thank you. >> any public comment on this
item? come on up. >> linda richard resident president yee and supervisor breed and supervisor cowen. it's a great honor to come out here per he was standing here and very modest he was familiar with the immigrant community and the low income community. he was a person and still see the person that everybody going to the african-american community and latino community they know brown doctor moedz his work was you instrumental and the voices of the immigrant in this community it should be said that he helps in public health
and unemployment and getting the social services that's one person that's been the bridge and the animal health fair. i saw one nonprofit organization from the western edition from china town hall from the hispanic community he goes auto he's also a board member of y cd you've all spoken in terms of employment for the protecting san franciscans the doctor is a fine person. and lastly we need hispanics on the commission so this community needs representation >> i'm here with selena less
than to ask for your support in rereinstating her as vice chair and talk about the other commissioners the other seats 4, 6, 8 and lifting. this is personally one of the most important commissions it keeps us you plugged into the community. on particularly our immigrant community. one of the biggest challenges is keeping the full commission. i'm totally on the attention when we first took over that was a problem. there were 15 commissioners and lack - we wanted commissioners that would show up. as you can see all you get is a
nice warm feeling when you put in the time it's important we show up for meetings. it takes about all the commissioners all 6 of them. they've paid their dues. it's atkins the kind of commission you kind of develop and evolve as the years good bye. it's taking a long time to get part of the commission. in my particular case we're not a big community selena is one of the biggest members of our community. she missed one meeting last year because she was getting married. i ask you to reappoint all 6.
if i may the other xhirsdz are well combfltd i can over the years there's a lot of people that kept replying so if aura first timer please coming come back >> thank you. >> sorry to cut you but i'm trying to be fair and a public comment. this is for public comment oh, come on up >> excuse me. hi deputy city attorney john. it's not illegal prohibited but the fact of this commission once a applicant speaks you ask them not to come up again on public comment but anyone has the right to partici