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he construction side of it. hand off but continue coordination with the staff that's -- professionals are engaged in constructing the site. i will through our efforts of coordination in our department we have looked at and discussed how we can specific to restaurants but also small businesses in general see how we could have a better interdivisional communication to see that we don't have at the end of a project when it really becomes acutely sensitive to time to the beginning of the payment of rent, things of that nature, and people are trying to at least get the temporary certificate of occupancy and things fall through the crack and prevented from having that opportunity to start in a timely manner or around the time they need to start their business. we're familiar with the fact there is a training period for any restaurant that takes
anywhere from one week to upwards to two, three weeks. we have been witness to that process as well, so we know that even before you have your first customer walk through the door there's a lot of work to be done and more than just getting your certificate of occupancy or temporary one to operate so within our department a more holistic look at the process discussion between the interdivisional agencies, towards inspection and any subsequent revisions during the course of construction that are needed to be approved in a timely manner we will continue to look at that and engage our own staff and we started that recently and bring in staff and expand it with more staff and both in the inspection and the plan approval side so we can focus on this and make it better more efficient, and usable customer friendly process.
>> all right. thank you. i think that's a great segue to something that i'm going to make a request of from some of the departments here. i realize we can't solve all of the problems in this hearing and there is much more work to be done, so one of the things i would like to ask of all of the departments and planning dbi, fire, tax assessor's office and work with jane kong and the staff and further the small business portal so in the next phase we can take applications on-line and take payments and we need the coordination of all of you to bring the portal to a better place of people. secondly i would like to request that the following departments conduct an internal assessment. as the last gentleman there needs to be
an internal look how you do your work and some of the challenges you face so i would like to make a formal request so in six months that all of of the departments conduct a internal assessment of your own processes and keeping in mind with the interactions with other departments that you may interface with and receive a report to the board of supervisors by january 31 and then from there take that information and see what next steps need to be taken given the internal review so some of the things that i hope you think about is eliminating burdens for internal staff and make the processes more efficient. how do you eliminate hurdles for the applicants, the customers we're working with? and identify the needs that your department may need to actually achieve these improved efficiencies? so
potentially it's funding, other resources. please think about that as well and lastly if you can in your internal review think about the eight recommendations that were made through this controller's office report. i think they're very broad yet easy to tackle so i would like to you take the recommendations and see how your department can respond to that so with that colleagues i want to thank you for your time and everyone for being here and the ongoing work and helping the small businesses in san francisco. as we know they're incredibly important to the fabric of our city and neighborhoods so i also want to thank the small businesses that are in san francisco who have dared to open up shop here and hopefully in the future it will be easier if you want to expand or grow your businesses so with that colleagues i don't know if you have questions or comments but i want to thank you for your time and with that look forward to the upcoming information that you will provide to us so with
they will make a motion to file the hearing. >> okay. thank you supervisor tang has made a motion and i want to thank you for this hearing and all of the department heads and staff that came hear. ms. kong it's good to see you again. i remember working on the portal with you and the first month while on the board of supervisors and thanks for the leadership and everyone that makes that happen and means a ton to us but the broader san francisco community so the work is not unnoticed and thank you for your work and for every department here so with that we have a motion by supervisor tang and take that without objection. madam clerk do we have any other business in front of us? >> there is no further business. >> okay. we are adjourned. [gavel]
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leader you know leading us you know we've even though i feel everybody agree with me our mayor is the best you know working and dictated that's why we learn from him the department of building inspection our mission so to protect life and property for the public that's why today we are proudly to have our honorable mayor mayor ed lee to come over to you know make that announcement please welcome mayor ed lee (clapping.) >> director i'd like to give a quick interpretation.
>> (speaking foreign language.) >> (clapping.) >> . >> (speaking foreign language.) (laughter). >> i just want to say thank you to the young people here to the family people here and not so young folks that are here to come together to receive this very good news of our city's willingness to support grants that are aimed another residents small business owners are property owners as well and visitors get educated about the
very strong possibility of the next big earthquake i wanted to first of all, say thank you to tom when i was a young attorney many, many years ago my for at a in chinatown was to do hours i want to venture have an active department of building inspection speeding i also wanted to make sure i always had is strongest district supervisor as we have in julie christensen.
>> (speaking foreign language.) >> and i do have now as the mayor very strong representatives of very important departments like our fire chief our department of the emergency services and our police department and whitens our rec and park department that are all here together to join not only in this announcement but in the various roles they'll play in preparing people so for the expected earthquake in the next 25 years.
>> (speaking foreign language.) >> most importantly is you who are the residents people that work in chinatown, people that live here and the people you invite and also the invaluable services leaders like sarah or other youth person speeding i know that many of you in in this room in english or chinese saw the san andreas movie that is
i'm not sure i cannot but we have 3 serious facility lines that come into the city and county of san francisco. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> supervisor christensen and i have had many discussions about making sure that our communities all over the city but particularly those that maybe immigrant and low income communities like chinatown and mission and other areas of the city get attention when it comes to education and preparation to withstand and survive successfully an earthquake.
>> (speaking foreign language.) >> i'm very fortunate and so are other agencies to have a department of building inspection leader in the name of tom huey that made sure the building fees results in education and preparation for people like families and seniors to be better prepared in a multi cultural way. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so we're now and then two specific grants today each for a
hundred thousand dollars those grants will be granted to c y c and to conduct the training workshops to have practices in sro's buildings to have finally communications with youth in our city with seniors and family anybody's not only to prepare but practice everything from cpr to having enough applies to making sure there are ways in which to contact family madam clerk, any other business before this committee? men's all with a goal of making sure that everybody survivors successfully after a major
earthquake. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> chinatown is particularly important to us because of the historically old buildings that people live in and the number of people that are condenses in this area we want to make sure you're all safe. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> thanks to the leadership of our rec and park we're here at a major center our for the square
to make sure that the education programs can be conducted safely deeply in different languages but also do so at the willie playgrounds where c y c community colleges their sessions between my sessions of playing ping-pong (laughter) >> (speaking foreign language.) >> and again thanks to our leader and department of emergency here collaboration with our fire chief i want to
especially thank her and her staff makes sure we're stave during the 4th of july weekend and we were but we're also working outside find chinatown to prepare young people and seniors and their families to make sure they have all the training and preparation we must do this on occasion every if one or years people move out and forgot we have better technology to help us and better practices as we learn i want to thank everybody that joins us to make sure that everybody is safer and make sure we don't have the devastation but people that are well prepared school sites, parks, recreation centers, sro's our senior housing complexed our family housing collections and
nonprofits all engaged in a very good ongoing dialog to support each other that's why we will be a city that will survive the major earthquake. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> so let me now introduce someone that is a fanatic and already shown herself to be a great supervisor not only working on this but helping to create a lot of senior housing we'll, make those announcement
in the short weeks to create more housing opportunity for chinatown and north beach but champion from the district let me introduce to you our supervisor julie christensen (clapping.) just. >> good morning. i think the best time is when we have leadership like our mayor ed lee and our department heads and they're working closely together with nonprofits like c y c and self-help for the elderly and the residents of the community to do good thing for chinatown in district 3 i'm excited bmw this program is a good example of the way city government worked with the nonprofits in the community and we all benefit but especially important that peep brarpt in this program they come to the train an earthquake
will happen you know someday there will be a occasion we'll need the information i want everybody in this room to be among those people that know what to do that have the supplies and the information they need not only so keeping you informed we know keep ourselves save but be helpful to our neighbors and friends in the community i'm encouraging everybody to participate as a volunteer and an advocate in the neighborhood before i was supervisor i was always asking the city for money and support please give me money for this park or street or for that project it is wonderful as a periphery now to be the giver of these things to the community so i'm very grateful to mayor ed lee and to my colleagues at the board for being so generous this year with chinatown we have money for the nonprofits we have money for safety we're
going to make kearny street safer and our situations near lady shaw safe we have money to do do have money for the parks it is a good year for chinatown and district 3 with the budget i'd like to mention it is related to the earthquake safety program we have a project with the fire department and roof deck we'll put free smoke alarms in people's houses you only have to cal - sorry.
>> (speaking foreign language.) >> yeah, he get excited all that 234u78z very are a free smoke alarm call and basically contact and union contributes will put a free smoke alarm in our house to you and your neighbors will be safer please support in program and please give big thanks to the mayor and the c y c and self-help this is a great program (clapping)
>> (speaking foreign language.) >> first of all, i need to thank you supervisor christensen you know for coming to talk to you today first of all i want to tell you a story regarding myself you you know a person that touched was prepare this is very important for earthquake i joined the city one day before city earthquake as a service as luke the united nations is a major u.n. loss of the tragedy but i do the
training bra i join the city and internet buildings but i helped the other departments how to internet and all those those i feel you know this is my duty to help you when there's a major event you need to do it yourselves that's why we put the fund for you know both like the mayor echo with the mayor said the young generation to help and then you know we don't want let me say people with respect and be treating as our angle to help out to reach out to make sure the public know how to prepare themselves during the major event but you know this program takes
>> (speaking foreign language.) >> thank you thank you tom especially for the department of building inspection to make this possible also especially to the leadership of mayor ed lee and sxhieshgsz and all the department heads to make that possible but c y c we're going to launch this in partnership with the rec and park to offer working groups on community festers and have a display at the clubhouse for seniors and residents and business owners to get more prepared for the big earthquake coming in the next thirty years thank you for all the support and the program to be the presenter and outreach to the owns and seniors and residents in chinatown in their own language chinese and interesting and others to reach out we
>> (speaking foreign language.) >> thank you (clapping.) now i'd like to ask you know annie annie choung. >> mayor sxhieshgz may i announces everyday you're coming to the square clubhouse. >> (laughter) this morning i was kind of worried we captain david has been wonderful every time we have to do something major he sends the officers to gentle talk to the folks outside and there's a nice environment but thank you to rec and park i wish they were here to see how both
speeding i want to announce that as of july thanks to tom from dbi and mayor ed lee and supervisor christensen we sarah and myself are going to put on weekly education working groups so the idea starting on july 20th we'll have a class every monday in the afternoon and go around you know and sign up all of the residents and all of the merchant and i sometimes here nonprofits workers our city workers may not be living within walking distance to chinatown and so we really need all the residents no chinatown to be prepared and educated thank you to do police department and
department of emergency and rec and park to work on this project together thank you all (clapping.) >> okay. before i end the presentation also i would you know repeat again to people here the mayor that leads here a sxhieshgsz is here and the fire chief kings and the department of emergency and ann is here also bob that rec and park and, of course everybody you know captain lazzaro is here and also i want to mention about. >> (repeated.) >> the constitution of the united states. choung from david chiu office our supervisor is our senator and assemblyman
sorry and thanks to everybody coming to join us and stay over to go through a demonstration to see how to prepare yourselves for the next major event but this is not only earthquake we are aware of fire you know and other hopefully, you can enjoy and learn quite a bit from this thank you very much (clapping) ladies and gentlemen the
chair called the meeting to order. can you please turn off electronic devices as they interfere with the equipment in the room and please rise for the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag 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. [inaudible] welcome to the wednesday july 22, 2015 meeting of the san francisco police commission. first of all i want to apologize for being late but getting here from financial district proved more serious than i thought today. this evening i want to start off