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vibrant there are sociology and health benefits and shouldn't be lost in the benefits of the public spaces. and as we can plaza is in need of basically, it is not working or functioning well, we're looking at legislation that creates plazas that are underutilized to well-used for san franciscans and visitors. so we hope you support this legislation we appreciate our time as well >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good evening supervisors i'm steve with the san francisco parks alliance we're you're going you go u you to support this legislation that helps to streamline the process for plazas we're currently
partnering with the city with our pavement to parks and very excited to have this additional space for perm or permanent spots. there's a strong need to the 40 in the city more housing created and along with that the need for new gathering places and there's also a need to repurpose much of the extra land area that's in dpw or center street right of ways that can be used to creates new spaces. the plazas program and the street parks and our pavement to parks helps to get people engaged it's got great outreach for the community design and implementation of the spots along with the stewardship and
we have over one hundred and 40 street parks throughout the city and see that growing as the strong demand to sign up for new spaces. thank you, very much for your consideration >> mr. star. >> good evening aaron star planning department staffer i'll make my comments brief you've heard this on may 1st and voted to adapt it. i will take questions i'll leave it at that >> thank you. >> afternoon supervisors this is the main reason i came here robin invited the action for the last two months.
very impressed even with the original proposal and now the new changes in proposal. we're very impressed because housing the population is increasing we definitely need open space it has a huge impact with the people on disabled it's better for health and socializing and getting us out the housing a fantastic idea which robin did this years ago but i know she was busy building bikes instead this is fantastic and i really highly recommend for you to move this forward and recommend this to the full board 53 and have it passed we highly, highly recommend this. thank you very much. >> thank you. is is there any
additional public comment on those items. seeing none, public comment is closed. supervisor cowen >> thank you very much. i'm glad to hear that people who didn't like the original version of the legislation is now pleased with that, i want to be clear i didn't ask the planning department or any department heads to speak during public comment but i'll offer since we have staff here if there's any last minutes comments. okay. seeing none. so mr. chair how are you i think we should entertain a motion to move forward after supervisor kim's comments >> mayor ed lee and deliberation and premeditation of the minutes. >> happy to move the amendments
forward. >> we'll take that without objection. >> thank you and i'll be brief thank you to ken and robin for all your work and also supervisor cowen's office. i know it was a heavy lift and a lot of elements to the piece and glad to see the folks come out not only open the comments but the support it's an important part of the legislation. there's a lot of ways this could have begun wrong and we were able to address the issues by particularly ken and robin in particular the ma copy i think hub is important to activate that part of the city. so bring the straight and this will be a tremendous boon to the neighborhood and thank you. again to supervisor cowen
>> okay. so supervisor cowen would you like to make a motion >> sure i wanted to make a motion but acknowledge my staff that's been helpful in getting this through and working closely with robin and ken and john you had a piece of the action so thank you nick and john updike as well and dpw and rec and park and everyone give you irs a wonderful pat on the back we're going to make a motion to move this for the record or forward with positive recommendations. >> move items 3, 4, 5 and 6 we'll take that without objection. mraild madam clerk, is there any other business. >> no further business. then we are
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i'd like to have father john come forward and lead us in the notion >> good morning, everyone they made it let's give them another - (clapping) well congratulations not only to our new graduates but you'll see family and friends that helped them through the time i know their protective we shall proud of the class and want to wish them the best has they serve our city and share in so many ways in the protection and safety of all our citizens. we come from many traditions and yet we just gather in our good thoughts and prayers for the new
class and ourselves. lord our god we thank you for your new firefighters we say ask them to watch over them and be proud of the job and to also have a sense of how great a gift it is to be a san francisco firefighter bless their family and friends and all of us today. amen (clapping) >> at this time, i'd like to introduce contacting to lead us in the pledge of allegiance please all stand.
of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. and now i'd like to honor and introduce >> honor our honored guests on my left the honorable mayor ed lee (clapping) we have supervisor scott wiener (clapping) we have father green of st. robert church (clapping) we have deputy director of the d e.c. robert smut (clapping) we have assistant to the executive director of d m david
(clapping) and he may not be seated but the vice president of the education and outreach at the san francisco fire credit unit len (clapping.) we have the president of the fear commission steve (clapping) vice president of the fire commission andrea evans (clapping) and have fellow fir commissioners ken cleveland (clapping) france i didn't cove ton (clapping) and michael hard man (clapping) we have fire chief of department
chief joanne haynes-white (clapping) deputy chief of operations mark gonzales (clapping) deputy chief of administration raymond guzman (clapping) we have assistant deputy chief of support services ken lombardy i didn't (clapping) assistant deputy chief fire marshall. mrs. wong kwlp. we have assistant deputy chief of the airport division dale incarnates (clapping) we have the president of the chief bipartisan chief and dr. yeah. of the medical
(clapping) did i forget anyone there we also have in the audience the president of the local union 798 jim o'connor (clapping) pr we also have numerous board members in the audience (clapping) to my right we have our training staff captain mickey my lieutenant bob. (clapping.) lieutenant justin brown (clapping) lieutenant john cob by a (clapping) lieutenant norm cob by a (clapping) ernest ca rely (clapping)
arnold cho. jason drapery (clapping) james costa mesaer (clapping) julie anyhow (clapping) george sxhith and tyson yee who's not here today (clapping) under ems staff we have chief which you have chief melanie brandon and jay perry (clapping) paramedic captain glenn >> under special projects captain ed mow (clapping) in service training staff ti training center captain jeff.
(clapping.) lieutenant james mel burger (clapping) lieutenant james read i didn't (clapping) and lieutenant pat shaw (clapping) alleyway also in attendance my administer staff (clapping) at this time looked like i'd like to introduce the honorable bodily mayor ed lee who will address the class (clapping). >> thank you assistant chief williams tom o'connell don't fret someone referred to me as captain ed mow this morning so (laughter) what a great day.
one hundred and 16th fire academy class for san francisco. 39 people who today, i look across the crowd of your friends and proud of the city proud you spent 16 hard weeks training yourselves and going through all the lessons this academy training class has to offer and most importantly you're joining the world-class fire department and thank you for the opportunity chief joanne haynes-white the conspiracy that worked with you and all the staff we've had the privilege of working certainly my 3 years as anywhere 80 mayor to be at the 3 sites usually i'm there with the mop up crew but watching the details of how fires are fought and the energy teams are saving
lives. i know i join with supervisor wiener and the entire board of supervisors all of our lefkd officials to say thank you to the san francisco fire department for being a great, great partner in the city and helping all our residents know and feel comfortable that they're in the greatest city in the world congratulations to the fire department (clapping) to this class i'm particularly brought out ways i looked over some of the resumes you came in with you got interesting variety of backgrounds some of you were mortgage brokers people who were former police officers and rec and park gardener and someone who sunshine had energy braukdz or kraftsz we're going to need all that skill because in
addition to our firefighter duties i ask the folks to volunteer a lot of their time as well. i'm proud that the families you've asked to join with you today to let you know we're proud of you and i come into the fire department that sets high standards and also a city that has very high presentations. and rightfully so we're only 49 squeals and our population in your careers about approach over one million people and we're going through get everyone to lead a decent life in the city whatever happens to people whether or not visitors or residents whether or not their tenants in apartments or homeowners open the west side that your fire department will be there to protect them and
respond in the most short minutes as soon as possible to get to the problem and we'll do everything we can in the city not only the response times are there but all the more than that practices of saving lives are inculpate indicated and trained as i believe they were done if you're 16 weeks were irving to be joining accountability professionals that make it their lifetime goal so you'll be matched with people i've spent time with at the public works or the intercept of new many dispatches all of us working together to make sure the system works for everyone. because as i said earlier there's high expectations but there's a deep trust we have in
your fire department. a trust that is so strong wherever we have an opportunity to present a general obligation bond to the public so help rebuild and revisit our infrastructure we ask our fire units to take the lead in that because people trust our fire department they, you know, your selfless and put your lives on the line first before others and know your arrest you going to spend with the uppermost trust that's why next month we ask our residents to spend another $400 million in earthquake safety response bonds to build the infrastructure to very visit in our high pressure water system we'll also have great conversations over portable
system on the west side to compliment that we do this renewable every year where some of you need to show up at the 5 o'clock a.m. but everything there is a fire alarm fire like in mission bay how we responded and put that fire out well, and lessons learned without the high pressure system along the trained staff we wouldn't have been able to save more of the property and with that involves lives it's more important to make this real for the folks whether or not in a neighborhood fire station or is ongoing conversation we have with the emergency management and the drills and the tangible top
compressors using the fleet week to engage our military around the city in times of great needs and events you know as well as i do your entering into a city workforce where a major event will happen in our lifetime not if but when he and train people and getting more and more of our neighbors involved in cpr for the first 672 hours we practice this to the skill sets you've earned and learned today, i is this with all excitement and knowing your backgrounds and is sacrifice you and your families have made our entering into the best jobs in the world the best city in the world i take this opportunity to thank the training classes and trainers
and the commissi and the management and chief but also is a thank you for joining the best fire department and congratulations to the one hundred and 16th class of the san francisco fire department. thank you (clapping) and at this time looked like i'd like to have the president of the fire commission come forward and address the class president steve (clapping.) good morning, everybody. . what a beautiful morning i also wanted to make remarks in terms of of the one hundred and 16th class as a special identificati