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above that led ceiling [inaudible] ask questions and perhaps just get answers. as far as the slry of the special tustee it is clear he said himself at the press conference where we met him, i believe it is 250 or 220 a year. >> thank you. i'm going call a few more names. surgeio lopez and [inaudible] samantha [inaudible] from young workers united. [inaudible] mecha save city college coalition. heidi espunosea [inaudible] ann. [inaudible] >> i'm a 35 year of experience teaching esl at city college. one suggestion i have that the city could do is put
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signs on the muni buses advertising city college. this could have been 3 years ago when the first crisis hit. we have seen a cultural change at city college since the crisis hit and an example is the push out policy of administration during the time of enrollment to actually push more than 1 thousand students out of the college for not paying up front all their fees. it doesn't make sense when each student brings in 4.600 dollars per student to push them out for the sake of a few dollars. that is one thing another cultural change and may seem insignificant but think it
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shows where the administrations are which is to change the names from mission campus to mission center and talk about the centers. if you look in the course schedule you see only one campus, the ocean campus, all the other campuses are now referred to as centers. i think this is emblematic. i want to ask people why this attack by the partnership of accjc and board of governors toort with san francisco chronicle who stands to gain on this attack of city college? i would submit a list to you. one, for profit schools frat have control of department of education in washington. student loan companies and banks that make a lot of money. 3, the business round table of
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the most profitable corporations in california to push through student success initiative, edtech and finally local reala state companies, the college admanstration work wg cbre >> thank you >> we got to keep a >> please finish up. thank you very much. i'm going to call a few more names and if you have been on the list come forward, if you are not on the list sign a speaker card ann fontanelo and surgeio lopez. i think i called these names. carolyn [inaudible] peter mendoza. rick balm and [inaudible] cook >> my name is lutonia william jz know the educational value city college provides but let's talk about the life saving
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work. prior to 234 roleing in city college i was stuck in a 20 year addiction, homeless and had multiple run in with the crimical justice system. because of the retention programs city college as such as second chance program to help matriculate in the educational system and stand here today a productive member of society. not only did i graduate from city college with 2 aa degrees but was city valedictorian. i'm now at san francisco state. it is taking the less desirable and placing them back into society is what city college does. the gentlemen before me summed it up, this sh value in giving
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marginalized and opressed populations education. there is money to be made in keeping opress populations oprosed. let's talk about who is to gain from this? that's all i will say >> i couldn't have said it better than that. supervisor tom tim prawno with harvey milk lbt. former president and former community college student who when was falling through the cracks in high school i was lifted up. in 2012 elisea meser spoke for the need to stand up for city college [inaudible] jumped at the chance to stand up and save our college and so today we are here continuing the fight. we know the manufacture
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accredidation crisis had on the college and we are oit telling folks the biggest thing they can do is enroll. i also want to thank supervisor compose for asking important questions about how money is being spent at city college. i read today that had 1 bedroom in san francisco is 3500 dollars and our special trustee is one of the few who can afford that. we know our teachers who haven't gautsen a raise in 8 years can't afford 3500 one bedrooms so now is the time to continue to pressure those making decisions at the college to invest in the students and teachers. >> thank you. next speaker. >> my name is surge row lopez [inaudible] i want to apologize to a coworker [inaudible] she isn't here. i came here to talk about how city college is
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efoketing our community [inaudible] taking class at city college and i just want to say please stay with us and keep an eye on that and [inaudible] keep working on that. the job isn't done and we will [inaudible] ccsf [inaudible] i know we can do it so thank you and good afternoon. >> thank you. ilean wall, robert fitch, [inaudible] roma, dewane sears. next speaker >> hello there. i would like to thank you for your support. as a student at city college it doesn't feel all are always people on the side and feels good there are people here supported crrkts csf. ime rrb a
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after school teacher and [inaudible] i have been at city college for 5 years and for 4 of the years i was without directions and 4 of the years i was without ambition [inaudible] before i entered the puente [inaudible] as the aura of ccsf thmpt news would tell me as a graduate i would fwee without a job and student would tell me aspirations for higher education would leave me in debt. the accjc [inaudible] feeling powerless. puent aerks allowed me to see i have control over my college experience and my future is worth the erfbt. the individual attention available helped me to open my eyes to the limit i place on myselfism
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programs like [inaudible] ignite the droiv that are bam barded with message of hopelessness [inaudible] considering sth campus closeier and class cancelation and [inaudible] i have drive. i have ambition and i'm part of a empowered community that seeks to make san francisco very proud. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. good afternoon. supervise rbs we are so very grateful to you and city attorney ararea for your support. i'm susan lopez and a ccsfes teacher. the enrollment campaign from 2012-2015 is a all volunteer campaign primarily faculty and student volunteer to address credit and non credit
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enrollment through on the ground efforts. while most or all zip codes in san francisco receive the attention of the volunteer, this study compared the zip codes that were strusteejicly selected in advance >> student receive the highest focus of those that were not so targeted. many criteria were used to indicate enrollment putension. for example house hold income was one. the data shows areas we targeted showed better result said. we were targeting some of the poorest areas in san francisco. the areas outper formed for the college as a hole. volunteers went to small business and, non profit and government agency. it is our hope that going forward into a enrollment challenge in the post
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[inaudible] era, ccsf will learn from the experience we have gained and will take on officially with funding some of the critical functions we fulfilled as volunteers during the colleges time of greatest crisis. >> thank you so much. next speaker. >> good afternoon my name is ann [inaudible] instructor at city college and teach english to speakers of other languages and have been a instructor at city for 20 years. our department over 20 thousand students throughout the city and provides vital services. our services make a important difference in the lives of our students and our department makes a huge impact in multiple communities throughout the city and these multiple communities make a huge impact in our city state and nation. today i'm
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acompnied by student who represent diverse culture, background experience and future. student with me today are standed here today and i'm standed with them, they are from france, china, burma, yemen and ven swalea. i would like to have oscar from ven swalea say few words >> [inaudible] city college. i'm here to say that city college program changed the peoples lives. in regards to language skills employment and citizenship. we are commit today this city and to the the united states of american and the city college gives us every day the skills to make this commitment strongerment we hope the school will always keepope
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toon help the community and help us. thank you very much for your support. >> thank you. i'll call a few more names. windy air gone, gabriel taumption, howard shiman from performing arts education center, mu hauny clay from harvey milk club. perruke fur ar. jaermen nolland and [inaudible] hawj >> [inaudible] pleny of our members take non credit esl classes and [inaudible] we talk about the work place rights and we used to go to the tenderloin campus. we are glad to hear that they will have a location
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at the art institute is accessible to them. we also want to put pressure to stat we'll continue putting presser and want to see the eddy campus opened and hope to have access to the esl students get them informed on their rights. thank you >> sir, next speaker >> peter mendoza. [inaudible] i appreciate you having this hearing today. i am going to speak you to as a former student of city college. city college is very important to people with disabilities in san francisco and throughout the bay area and to [inaudible] i was also client of department
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of rehabilitation [inaudible] people with disabilities in order to become employed. they help with education, training, adaptive equipment in the work place and a number of services for people with disabilities so we can achieve economic self sufficientancy. title 9 of california code [inaudible] to work at education and training first community colleges then state colleges, then california campuses, then private colleges. if people with disabilities don't have the services of city college here we will have a barrier that will prevent people with disabilities from being able to achieve their dreams of economic opportunities. it is very important as we go through
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this process that we mind the people that are making decisions how important the services are to our community. and especially those of people with disabilities who have no other alternative. thank you >> thank you, next speakers >> thank you supervisors [inaudible] former student of city college and [inaudible] i want to talk about a tragied we discussed this afternoon. the tragied of board of trustees that is displayed. this is a democratly elected board. the people gave them the authority and don't center the authority to act that they were granted. we talked about the mile stones of the board of trustees need to earn to gain more and more authority to make decisions,
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yet the mile stone squz the training is a situation that isn't seen at any other college. we are being a standard is applied to city college not applied anywhere throughout the state and it is unfair. not only as was spoken earlier will they get full power to act on decisions in july, but the special trustee with extraordinary powers has power at this point. there is no end date to when the special trustee goes away. the special trustee we discussed at the press conference makes 216 thousand. if it has been gone up it hasn't been share would the community. some of the decisions that happen under the
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tustee are decision to close civic center campus and implement a payment policy that pushes out student. these decisions that are made without transparency and without the authority that the will of the people in san francisco gave them is a decision making process that is non inclusive and denies the power of students and the communities. >> thank you. next speaker >> good afternoon supervisors and administrators and community college supporters. it is wonderful [inaudible] esl faculty at the civic sentser campus working at the mission campus. it is wonderful to meet james. i love his statement we are multilingual and ready to mingle. there are
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14 languages in the classroom but we make learning happen and build bridges where people see walls. president mandalman talked about rebuilding trust and equity at city college and assure you the student felt a lack of trust and equity when the campus was closed. i work with freds sterner on the task force to figure where we'll be in the future. we have concerns because we are concerned about getting it done in time. we need someone who is designated to be in charge of everything. everything needs to be ready earlier than august 17. we don't want to move in on august 16 on the weekend to be ready to school monday so that is a big concern. we appreciate freds
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hard work but need this to be managed well. wewould like the community to get involved it [inaudible] we injoid meeting with them and look forward to having more relationship with that community. i like it, multilingual and ready to mingle just like all of san francisco. that is why we need city college to be in the tenderloin and build enrollment back up. we are a vital force of this wonderful cities multilingual and multinational and multicultural realty that is part of the world today. thank you >> thank you >> good afternoon supervirez campus, mar, christensen, accjc, special trustee if you
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are watching from home, city college board of dreblther [inaudible] 2009 valedictorian. i have a question for the people in this room. people watching television, where do you have provided the support for a transgender wom toon go to school in this environment? the area we are talking about, the tenderloin is a spiritual home to transgender people rkts people of colors-i have relative white prevolog but i'm homeless. there are lots of people that don't have a voice and don't live in tuhoe and have a fancy car. i used to be that person. i went on to get a masters degree. the students i want you to consider when you make these decisionerize the ones who can't make it. we can make it so why can't the people that worry about funding and
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[inaudible] and reducing and cutting worrying about paying and supporting and helping. what we need is not less, but more. what we need is less people who have privilege and more people who be helped who don't. i just ask you to think about who gets the benefit of city college. that is what makes our teacher incredible and what makes city college so incredible and that is what always made san francisco incredible because we are the city that can. thank you >> thank you. >> my name is a[inaudible] part time instructor at city college and thank you for holding this hearing and passing a resolution calling for the full resilation of the board no layer than july on
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2014. no surprise the trustee isn't here. [inaudible] his attitude is i'm not going to pay attention to you. i think today we had a lot of [inaudible] about things being said so i want to make direct comments and hopefully i can cover everything i would like. i would like to raise the question about the closing of the civic campus. the grounds for doing so in the letter we received from the president of the college is-they closed because of siz metic defeshancy that jeopardize the safety. that is a good reason. what we learned is they knew about this for 2 months. i have to ask if the campus posed a dangerous how on earth could they not have moved them out sooner? it raises a quigz, i'm not a attorney, but is this a form of
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crimial negligent they allow the student to into into a place for more that 2 months they know about. it also raises questions about the enrollment and this added to the enrollment crisis. this is on going. i would thrike bring to your attention when we got the closeier anousment in july 2013 the next day the chancellor sent out an e-mail to student that said city college is closing as of july 2014. you have to ask if you were a student and received a message like that from the chancellor of the college would you continue to go to city college? this is on going and even the accjc when they announced the closeier didn't say the college is closer of july 2014. a big problem is
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with administration and policies >> thank you. next speaker >> my name is robert fitch and i'm a teercher at city college disaiblted student service and a student. i have the pleasure of speaking to you before. i just want to quickly change the focus a little bit. my fear is that we could win the battle in regards to accredation here in san francisco and lose the war, which is a larger moverment going on state and nationally about rationing education and decided who the priority student should be and creating a myth of a traditional student that is a 18-25 year old who has time money and resources to go to school for time and
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everyone else is a non traditional student which would include everyone in the room. our dem graphics show like the majority of people who take non credit classes are over 40 years old. we have to recognize life long learning is very important and that we are going to have to study up on things that happened like the student success task force, sb 1 sev 3, ab 86 and other state wide efforts to decide who should be educated and who should not. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> my name is howard shimeen. i had am the president of performing arts and education center at city college. i'm also a voice student. the board that jennifer is gibbon
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are architectural rendering that we made copies of. there is a broacher. i want to talk very briefly, twice one once in 2001 and 05 rfx the voters in san francisco voted to have a puforming arts center built. around 25 million dollars has been spent in substructure in a building we call the mub billing. this is a award winning design and it is a very important building and something the taxpayers continue to pay. i want to thank you for making an effort
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while the elected board of trustees isn't fully functioning. that is the board of supervisors takes this as a interest. we need your help. i cannot emphasis that and thank you enough. sunel williams said it beps, we need you to watch. without you we are nothing. the regular people have a hard time so thank you very much. some of the issues that are making it difficult to get the performing arts to get build or what it will increase, i think it will increase student enrollment and build up community in that neighborhood. i think some of the problems we probably run into with getting the building built is the accjc. i think the new administration is so overwhelmed. i thank you very much and thank you for looking into this >> thank you. next speaker
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>> my name is elen call and retired from the english department. i wanted-i passed out to you somewhere in your paper work you have a light green sheet that gives the history that we were just heard. if we want to increase enrollment this is one of the big places to do it is build a performing arts education center. there are thousands of jobs available in this area and they are good jobs. many union jobs, but we need the mayor not to build housing on what needs to be parking for city college and performing arts center. one of the saddest things i heard is the san francisco
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scottish fiddlers are playing no concerts in san francisco where they started about 30 years ago but are playing at the brass terrace in folsome. it is just wrong and this is a organization that gibs so much back to the community and helps educate so many people and we-the performing arts are something the student want to do and should be allowed to do. as howard said we need your help to do this. thank you >> thank you mr. hall. mr. [inaudible] >> president of [inaudible] chair of the public utility commission [inaudible] the public [inaudible] i ran last year for board orphtrustees on a plat form i wherea l