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rec and park. a great way to get out and play. >> for more information, december 1, 2015 >> good afternoon, the commission will please come to order and the secretary will call the roll. commissioner [inaudible] commissioner karshmer. approval the minutes of the health commission meet ging. >> motion is in ord orphthe apruchbl the minutes. >> see moved; and is there a second? >> second. >> are there corrections to the minutes. hearing none we'll proceed to the vote. all those in favor say aye. opposed? the minutes are passedue naninously. >> there is no public comments
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for the next item [inaudible] >> good afternoon commissioners. today is worlds aids day and there are lots of events going around in the city, but just want to acknowledge because it is worlds aids day and [inaudible] who has stay would the department for i believe over 20 years and she'll tell us-i'll have her come up and say a couple words. she doesn't know this yet, tracey packer is the program director fl for the san francisco aids foundation is a incredible leader in the aids field. [inaudible] where there was no treatment so as we moved in our medical advances she is leading in bringing that prevention and treatment together so want to bring her up for one minute and give her a hand. please correct me on the number of years you are with the
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department. >> 23 is a half. thank you very much everyone. >> it is true you become the pract director? >> senior director of [inaudible] it is a very exciting opportunity because i think we will get to 0, the san francisco aids foundation will support that and the programs i will over see are 1035 market. those [inaudible] i think it is a exciting time. >> thank you for your commitment and your entire-we look forward to the work. she is not leaving us and know she phone call away from me. [inaudible] >> thank you very much for your services. >> i also brought [applause] there have been articles in the paper about needle and syringe access services and the department as big leader insuring people have access to clean
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needlesx clean needles to save lives. the consequences is there is little to that issue and we have a great person in the department who is working at this with other partners in the department where we do have partnerships diz poles of syringes so would like to ask [inaudible] to come up and give a overview and take any questions since this is a emerging issue in the papers. >> hi everyone. so just to give -elean lockren and work in the community helths health. i work with our funded syringe access and disposal program. so, in response to the issue around discarded syringes, we are utilizing several mechanisms
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along with our programs doing heightened education to the clients that utilize the programs. i also work very closely with other city dw apartments, police department, the supervisors and department of public works to get a handle on the discarded syringe issue. things we are working on in our branch is to-we are in the process of hiring and working on developing a rapid response onse team and what thaet team will do is be in the community squurking up cleaning up the discarded syringes in real time and engage with drug users and emphasize the importance of safe disposal and be able to provide resources and referrals. we recognize the problem and that is why
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there is multiple strategies and we are really looking forward to actually this coming here because we have not only the rapid response team, but also other ideas in place to address the issues such as community clean up events, additional partnerships. i handed out a handout that all you have. on one side is a map that shows our outdoor disposal boxes we throughout the city. most of them are placed in the tenderloin and it is based on need. the way we assess need is from 311 data reports and also community complaints and calls [inaudible] then we go through a thorough community process to get those placed. on the other side where it shows the visual, that shows all the different community partners we have working together on this issue
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of discarded syringes, so it is a collective impact approach of addressing this issue together. >> are there any questions? >> if there are questions for ilean >> commissioner-i guess one question is, you selected a number of places for these, but are there-is there a way of understanding that or are you already know from collection that this is widely known and used by the community of users, or do they offer other suggestions? i think the papers indicated that there were other areas outside of the immediate downtown, right?
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>> yeah, the way we get the assessment or boxes is i get regular reports from 311 so i look at the number effcalls and go to community meetings and police department community meetings and that is how we got the placement of those boxes. a lot of times i get a call that we need a disposal box but after a assessment and using the data it turns out it isn't a hot spot per se but it seems like there is a situation that came up and we can address that by sending crews out to do sweeps of the area. >> that might be-if you think back on battery turnings, some of the pharmacies take some of these. have we thought of pharmacies being a
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deposit point for these or are they willing do so? >> wallgreens accepting syringes. if someone returns a disposal ben of up to 1.25, wallgreens will accept it and give a empty ben. all the syringe sites take back dirty syringes and give out either a disposal ben or a lox like this called a [inaudible] this is perfect for someone who [inaudible] because it can easily fit in their [inaudible] and holds 20 syringes. >> so, [inaudible] would you actually be listing wallgreens or is this not for public- >> this particular flier is just for community meetings but in a different flier that we have for
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participants of the syringe sites we list out all the different places they can dispose of syringes and wallgreens is listed on that >> commissions any other questions you might have? >> no we have relationships with the fire department for restroom access and maybe we can include the fire department on this list. i think people may be more likely to go in the fire department. >> that is a great idea and something that is own the list of trying to expand our relationship so i mean that is great idea and think that we should move forward with trying to expand the relationship with the fire department and other first responders. >> do clinics have these too or not? >> clinics are disposal sites and that is listed on a flier for the
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clients, but we didn't put disposal boxes on that in particular. >> do we know exactly why people dont use the disposal services and is there a reason maybe they need an incentive like we do with refundable cans or what not? >> that is a good question and one wree discussing internally a lot. in the next few weeks we will have focus groups with injection drug users and they are the questions we'll ask of what is not working and what can we do to help us come up with ideas that will be more effective. anecdotally, i think it seems like people are getting moved around a lot so they
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leave their packs behind or drop stuff and-but you know, education about proper disposal is a key component of the service. i think what we are working on internally is that our syringe programs have more of a system that ties the board of education process of like every time you have the one on one of like, do you understand the importance of proper disposal and the mechanism for proper disposal, so we are working on enhancing that. >> >> is there a downside of having hundreds of these disposal boxes? >> eighty-one one of the challenges with outdoor disposal boxes is we found it takes a good 6 months before people start using the boxes and there
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is always different-someone may not cross the street for whatever reason, so >> no different than using a garbage can, if you walk down the street to through it away it is easier to toss it. there may be a downside for having lots and lots of them, but if they are ubiquitous it is easier to not just drop them. >> i think a challenge is that in placing the disposal boxes we have to get a community process and community input. that can also be the biggest challenge because while someone may support disposal box, they don't want it across from their house or their neighborhood, but we are-it is ongoing conversation about increasing boxes. it is just whether or not it goes through-it meets the criteria and goes through the different
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mechanisms to get placed. >> i was going to ask if infact there is a optional unit now, mobile unit or 2 and there sole function is to go throughout the city when different calls request for service pertaining to this area-as a example it says park and rec and syringe clean up, but let me tell you, the movement of people. you go out to the park this morning you will have more than 20 tents out there even around the play ground and conservatory and aaround the academy of science. [inaudible] move people when activities move and the same time when there are functions that park or in the communities [inaudible] there
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are different activities a lot of the next day or that evening i have a number of syringes and other things close to buena vista school and rafael school and you get complaints from the teachers and they are afraid to work through and call 311. we have like one or two units and the major function is work the pick up and educate at this point. >> that is something the rapid response team because their sole function is clean up syringes and provide that education and that is what was miss ing before. the funded providers all do sweeps of syringes and in our office we respond to calls as well but it is not our sole function so i think having this team of 3 out there and being able to be proactive and respond will make a
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difference, because one the challenges now is if you see syringes on the street and call 311, it can take up to 2 or 3 hours to pick them up. >> commissioners we hope we will be hiring as rapidly as we can the 3 individuals on a temporary basis and annualize that in the budget and maybe have to grow that team if we see they are very busy during the time period we have them on, so this is a important team that we just put together to respond to this issue. we'll give you an update as we see that. >> it is dark side of a very successful program so i look at it as somewhat of a blessing we are having this problem. >> we know clean needle distribution saves live jz have to deal with the outcome of that by insureing the public has-there is concern for their
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safety fraurm dirty needles so hope the response team is part the solution but scr lots of partners helping as well. >> thank you very much. look forward to the update but the department is moving forward to respond to this issue that is in the papers recently. >> shall we move to the next item? >> yes. item 4 general public comment and i received no request so we move to item 5 which is report from finance and planning committee. >> thank you, in place of commissioner chung and was privileged to chair it with commissioner pating and we went through monthly contracts report and are reviewed that and are prepared to ask you for recommendation just as a brief discussion, our san francisco community health authority is asked to
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continue to administer the healthy kids program and we'll provide the private providers which is the second contract. the third contract includes not only administrate was services but developing the sub-city program infrastructure for our program that we had voted on the bridge to coverage. that amount of money is not just merely for administration of healthy san francisco, but the expanded healthy san francisco and the covered options that we had passed under the bridge to coverage program. lastly, is the contract for the regions of the university for [inaudible] care of the amount of 2.1 million which is the same amount that we have set aside in the past and it does serve about
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800 different services for us per year. so, for those services that we don't have as of general. we reviewed the year revenue and expenditure report and we are positive the first quarter. it is only the first quarter and mr. wagner pointed out the big unknown will remain. the 1115 waver formula-we are scheduled to get a update on that in the early part of next year, but at this point in time they are continuing to use the same formial through the rest of this year through december. i put into risk for the second half of the year, the first half of the year, the first quarter is what was
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estimated at this time. the third item that we took up was a review of the san francisco annual report outline and we'll look at that and have added comments. lastly, we are in discussions of updated the contract review process. we are very pleased that under the new process that we are able to actually be more diligent on the large contracts to represent 90 some odd protect of the contract dollars and yet we will be able to have a list of the other contracts and understand those services. so, our recommendation on the consent calendar is to pass the contracts report. >> that leads to item 6 which is the consent calendar.
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>> if there are no questions in that we'll move on to item 6. we are prepared for a-the committee put forth the proposal for the passing of the 4 contracts so we are prepared for the vote if there is no extraction of the items. all in favor say aye. opposed? the consent calendar is approved >> item 7 is getting to zero update. doctor >> good afternoon, [inaudible] direct bridge hiv which is based in the helt department and the steering committee getting to zero which is a broad consochium of [inaudible] working to get to zero hiv infections-just
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looking for my slides. here we go, zero new infections and zero stigma and discrimination. today is world aids day and we made substantial progress and appreciate you inviting me back to speak. so, i thought that i would begin by saying where does getting to zero fit in the strategic plan and it is how [inaudible] item 6 on that graphic of the strategic plan, but we do also have impact on our others in particularly the issue of black african american health because african americans are disproportioninate ly effected by hiv throughout the u.s. and san francisco is no different
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but we are doing better. i will show briefly updated slides and i wanted to remind that this beautiful annual report that susan sheer who is sitting in the audience who heads the [inaudible] group she and her team put out year. if you would like hard copies we can get your hard copies and it is on the website and it has interesting data soben that wants to dig into this in more detail, if you like hard copies let us know. i believe i may have shown this at the summer meet ing which shows we are at the lowest number of new diagnosis in 2014, [inaudible] and deaths living with hiv [inaudible] the death rate is lower. this is
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new diagnosis by race, ethnis te. this is the total number of new diagnosis per year from 2006 to 2014. the blue line is white individuals, the nob nub line is black individuals and you can see there is a significant decline in both groups. if you were to adjust this for the size the population, however, again we still have a disproportioninate impact on african americans and latinos. the good news is that in 2014 we only had 14 new diagnosis in women so we are making headway in most populations but still have room to move. i showed woe had 177 among people living with hiv. what you see is the decline in blue on
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deaths among that population that are hiv associated that are caused by hiv and non hiv deaths in raed so we tremendous progress in the hiv associated death. i want to show the non hiv causes of death over time and point out the green line is drug overdoses and the purple line are suicides. both of those are increasing and so we are doing a very detailed analysis now of what has happened with those individuals with drug overdoses and suicides and be happy to report back to you if you would like to hear about that the next time i present, but again, doctor sheer and her team have been doing a fantastic job of digging into the data. >> is that [inaudible] or opiates? >> it is both. it is both. it
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is methadone, it is-it isn't heroin, it is methadone, senththeticopeoids like oxy conten and different kinds of stimiants and it ask also unfortunately benzodiazepines. in the green line is san francisco. i don't know how-they ratio up differently on your handouts. the middle line is california and the yellow line is the entire united states and what you can see if you start with the group infected, we only have 7 percent of those lichbing with hiv in san francisco who is unaware of the infection. we are doing better receiving care and prescribed [inaudible] and viral surepress so wree at twice the rate that exists in the
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united states but still have room to move, so i wanted to then talk very briefly about getting to zero initiative. preexposure, [inaudible] these are brief updates-we have now prep nav gators at 3 dph clinics and dh money allocated for nav gators at community clinics will be announced this month. we got a 1 .9 million dollar a year grant for 3 years from cdc under doctor urgone and doctor phillip who are heading this effort for prep scale up and out reach particularly with emphasis on people with color and transjnder individual. we are dog doing a lot in building capacity and building awareness and building a tracking system to measure impact and we'll see the first
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data from the tracking system after this worlds aids event. rapid has been shown to make a significant impact on time from diagnosis to vieral suppression and a protocol is developed and implemented city wide. in terms of retention and quer the same cdc grant had nearly a million dollars a year for retention. i think you aware of the [inaudible] grants given of 500 thousand dollars specifically for retention nav gators that are in the field and we are looking into the data on oferndose suicide and deaths. we will never get to zero without dealing with thes issues of stigma and disrimination so we have a committee that is formed that has a plan in place. i will-these are the collaborations i know we are short on
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time so don't want to take time away from other peoples presentations but just to let you know there is a fast track city that is highlighted on the website. many people-many cities are signing on, our mayor signed on to it, we are the furcher north american city to be signed on to this website so we have a lot to be proud of. are there questions i can answer? >> thank you. commissioners, questions or comments? i do think since our other fellow commissioners are not here if we can get a copy of the hiv report you eluded to that is helpful >> if is hot demand this year. it is a beautiful thing each year so glad it is getting so much use. >> [inaudible] so proud of this
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initiative and what we accomplish. i still share with the visions that don't believe it and say you have to be kidding. we are turning the [inaudible] the possibilities-building a sense that the amount of what we accomplished and the number of heads that we still can turn with this is amazing and the response i get where people see what is possible is more than amazing. they get very excited for us and our nation and thank you for leading the way. >> it is the whole department that has done this from the beginning and under director garcias leadership. we are partnering now with alameda county. >> could you on the slide of
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the hiv [inaudible] 93 percent where diagnosed and aware we had 69 percent under treatment, so what happened to the other segment? is it lots to follow up or is there opportunity there to be helpful? >> nationally that is the biggest drop off. for people that are newly diagnosed, it is like 83 percent i believe who are linked to care within 6 to 9 months and are working on making that better. that is points otrapid. the issue is getting people to stay in care. when they get into care all most everyone is in treatment among the people in care, but the challenge is keeping people in care and so this is representing all of the people in san francisco living with hiv. i
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will say there is a underestimate because there are people that moved out of san francisco. >> this is a great example of collective impact and the fact this is in the long haul, this isn't a short term that the department is part of this whole agenda for a long time and it is exciting to see it pay off. y i want to recognize susan phillip and susan sheer and tracey packer, they are working diligently towards this effort. >> very good. thank you again. commissioners, item 8 is std update. >> there is no public comment? >> not for that item. >> okay, next item. good
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afternoon and thank you commissioners. i am susan phillip director of disease prevention and control and std controller in san francisco and want to thank you for inviting me back to speak with you again about std and glad to do it on world aids day along with my colleagues doctor buck binder and all the others we work with closely. this is the same framework. there is specialized expertise with std that resides [inaudible] we have the biomedical std clinical work as well as work with clinical providers and disease intervention i control which i lead and then we have important community engagement and assessment eeffort that are happening with the [inaudible] branch led by tracey packer. if we look-those are the specialized
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areas but where std prevention lies? it goes beyond that throughout the department and community och providers and everyone at risk in san francisco. if we look at the cross utcutting efforts std work is important in black african american health, mu turnl and adolescent health and health for people at risk living with hiv. when we think fwt std we need to understand what drives transmission of std and any infexs disease because if we understand the factors then we taylor or nrtd ventions to group together to address any of these. if we take the example of infexs syphilis, the likelihood of transmission has to-do with several areas. one is how likely is someone exposed to a infexs partner.
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those can depend on what the local std epidemology is, how privilege are the infections and what is the sexual behavior people are uner taking and screening and treatment that this includes notifying partner and getting preventive treatment out to people. we also want to impact how long a partner might be infexs and screening and treatment is the primary way we are addressing that. how many people have partner jz sex with partners without condoms. factors that influths that are how accessible are condoms and it goes back to sexual behavior and do people choose to use condoms if they are available. what we are trying to impact is the population curfb. what are the std rates and how to bring them down and i showed them to you in the past so i want to take a step back-that is what we care about, but as a
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department and a branch within a population health, we also need to be aware of and work on quality and improvement on the factors that we do control. this is looking from 2010 to 2015 at the speed with which we initiate internally contacting a person who we are notified through a laboratory provider has a case of infexs syphilis. the standard is contacting within 3 days. that is the red line and you see we increased from over 50 percent to 94 percent which is good but we can do better. we are focusing on contacting within one day because sooner contact is better. it is fresh in the mind and may be able to remember part ners and show there is improved #ub89 ability [inaudible] we are focus on contacting with 1
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day and up to 78 percent and will try it do better than that and try to get that to 85 percent. this is a internl performance measure to work on to contribute to the larger goal oof decreasing std's. i will turn focus to look at a couple populations that are of highest priority because they have disproportioninate risk of std and the first group is men who have sex with men. this is a similar relate today the slide you saw earlier. superimposed hiv and std curves now. the gold bars are hiv diagnoses and they are declining. superimposed are the std rates for gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. what is true is std and hiv are very much linked in a
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couple ways. one is it is critical to understand the std work is essential to getting to zero work and thank doctor buck binder for the acknowledgment of work for the peoplet thado std function. one way we know from our epidemiology and colleagues around the country having infections, particularly rectal like gonorrhea and syphilis and chlamydia [inaudible] a person that is hiv uninfected those are the people we want to perform hiv testing on and if they are positive get them linked into car and if negative we should offer prep. the other effort is partner services so for infexs syphilis we attempt to interview all cases and interview the partners. those people are offered hiv testing and this is a wiwe do
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case finding and integrate sexual health services [inaudible] the biomedical advances that allow us to get to zero, also will allow people at times to have sex without condoms and have seen that is reported in surveys over time there is decrease condom use so at the same time the biomedical advances allow decrease in hiv there is decrease in condom use. that is true opprep but primarily true of prevention that are hiv positive. [inaudible] as a result we need to think differently and think about new approaches to decreasing std's because the old advise of using condoms for hiv and std are nolt always
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applicable. the decreased condom use is reported, but we do need to increase our efforts to promote condoms, understand when condoms are acceptable and make sure they are available and reinvigorate the conversation around condoms. this is important to understand this isn't something that is happening in san francisco in isolation, it is happening national and throughout california. we are on the leading edge of this in large part because of our success with biomedical miv re prevention. the rest the country is looking for us to lead this. we are working closely with cdc and partners throughout cities and state and the nation coalition of std directors and are looking to for our input. we are invited to tog about our spaerns at national panels and we are one of few cities invited to
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present at a syphilis consultation at cdc next month. because we don't have prep for std and vaccines but we very much hope thaes become available in the future we have to fall back on behavioral intervention and sexual health behavior. using condoms and working us to notify partners. those are the key things that will lower rates and will take new expertise and be anal to understand how to motivate people to do those things and how we can make those activities easier. make them the default. we will engage with a [inaudible] and they will build on the work we have done with focus groups and town hauls. summaries were in the background materials. we understand that this engagement work
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andmunity activation work and feedback will be the key for std among gay men. so, some the new actrivties and the groupings here have to go back to the slide to show what the key interventions would be based on what causes infection to transmit in the community. we want to have this behavior come on board and anticipate that will happen in january is whatory target date is. we are thinking about new condom education and std education campaigns in the first quarter of 2016. in terms of decreasing time a person is infexs we continue to do base line efforts and supporting san francisco aids foundation at magnet and other sites and increase community base screening by the [inaudible] brarn that happens where people congregateer bars and gyms. how do woe get
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people to think about increased condmom use? some hof that work is done with community engagement and town halls. we will try to coordinate with all the efforts happening around getting to jeero including the cdc grant doctor buck binder mentioned. [inaudible] leverage of new dollars to think about sexual health broadly and includes std [inaudible] and do retention and hiv clinical care. here is a quick post thorf town hall we had in july to give their input of what we can do better. the second group at highest risk are young women particularly young black african american women. we are thinking ways to decrease likelihood of exposure. some of this is
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overlapping and will try to leverage but the messaging has to be slightly different because the communities are not overlaps and want to make sure twee are relevant and culturally comprehensive. so, in partnership with san francisco health network [inaudible] is a really critical piece of this and the [inaudible] in just a moment we'll hear more about that. to decrease the time is a person is infexs we want to think about a pilot and one way is home based screening that way they don't have to come to a clinic and increasing condom use. [inaudible] focus groups and particularly town halls and try to do parallel wurb with behavioral hemth consultancy in order to really understand what the needs are
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and what the key messages might be and where we can assist and provide information. i'll turn it over to my colleagues doctor bennett who is a board satisfied pediatrician and interim medical director for [inaudible] foundser and exectev director of the [inaudible] >> okay. i think we have 7 minutes, so i'm going to let myself be very brief and let you expand me with question because that i think will maybe get us out of here in a timely fashion. there i go and i learned how to use it. our goal is all the 15 to 25 year old women in the city will be screened appropriately so not just testing women who are symptomatic but women who came with a cold and haven't got screened will get screened. the things
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that underlie that are somewhat different dependent on the clinic. we have youth spinge clenics that operate different thanly the childrens clinic mpt the questions are the same, the answers may be quite different. what are the current screening rates? getting data from the emr to work with data from city clinic and making sure we are aware who is infected and due to screening. they were not as simple as you may imagine and work on it and hope within the next few weeks we will have good baseline data. susan ask i have for years have some collaborations from site to site but how can we do a better job around these issues to have every clinic have good robust
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reslaigzships with population and who they are screening and are there resources to ugment impact of screening and letting them know they are infected [inaudible] will people be able to use condom and willing to use them and what are the behaveer and resources in the communities that change the diseases [inaudible] that isure cbo's and schools and there are other actors in this outside of this. so, our first steps are coordinating with planning planning and preconception helths. [inaudible] is director of family planning. the title 10 program , office of family planning with state have a intense interest in chlamydia screening but those services are not
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necessarily coordinateed well with the clinic so suvon, myself and susan hopefully will be the network prevention and population and those programs together to talk about a coordinateed approach. we get the baseline data in the next few weeks to month. we are looking where we are doing well. the youth testing centers have a higher testing rate. there are fewer competing issues in the health of the population. we are not trying to do this as well as diabetes care but they developed more robust [inaudible] we document what those are and trying to create some solutions to the barriers or ways those practices can be operationalized in other places. part of that is doing pilots on how to improve testing and make it easier. is that giving
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a testing packet for something at home or picking up at wallgreens or rapid [inaudible] do their sample and drop it off as a wellness center. we will test all those. third street is the ink baiter and that is in place before i got vauchbed and will take time but we hope as we move through had process we will approach clinics to look at their individual issues and offer them a menu ways we know we can tweak the system to make them better at completing this task and let them know the standard we expect them to get to. that is the [inaudible] brauject. those pilot projects and there are several we will try to get done, we are not sure which will work, maybe they won't send in the mail and get them in the drop off and be incorrectly collected. we will have to work through and see what
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will work and then we will know what we can offer. any questions? >> are you done-- >> that is susan continuing. >> we need to same biomedical prevention like we have for hiv. people have said we are not worried about std and worry about hiv andinate others. we do worry because there are cases of ocular syphilis and in seattle some have permanent visual loss. [inaudible] the great work that is
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happening for treatment but treatment is expensive and don't people to get these infections if they don't need to. we need it think about advances and are on the forfront of that so we need vaccines and rapid tests for std's. we need prep for std's and we don't have that now. we need condoms people want to use. there are no advances in condom science in the entire condoms have existed and need to be at the forfront och all that chblt we vagreat resource here in the department here and that is sit a clinic. people want to come to us to test new treatments and new diagnostics and work with those areas to try to advance for the people of san francisco so we are grateful for the staff and the patients that come to try to get treatments and diagnostics. city clinic is at the forfront and are trying to do std prevention and have great partners like doctor
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bennett and the rest the network and leadership of director garcia, i think we will make strides in this area, but there are challenges as well. thank you and either of us are available to take questions. >> questions? >> what is the timeline for the [inaudible] >> please come to the like mike roophone. >> the larger project the timeline will differ from the other focus areas. for ours we hope to get through the pilot phase and document the best protects thaz youth clinic in the next 4 to 6 months at the most and over that time talk to the larger clinics but what their barriers are so we can start looking at implementing some type of intervention towards the later part of next year. >> some of the ideas will also test out with the men who have sex with
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men earlier part of the presentation? that type of overlap. >> what we really want to do is get the behavioral health consultant expertise to help us understand what-yes, that concept of pilots and trying new things is important but we want to know what we should try and where to put the emphasis. we are trying to [inaudible] making sure we have screening and emphasize condoms and what would help turn the dpurfb with std's is help the community inform us. we have a lot of hope because this is a community that turns hiv around in san francisco and think 23 they put their mind to it and commit to it we will be able to achieve the goals for std's as well. >> commissioner sanchez, >> i think it is a excellent report and follow up. i just-one area
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that is always a ongoing challenge and that deals with 15, 16,-[inaudible] founded child abuse and had integrated services in schools there were a lot of misconceptions about where the cohort would be and at that time we had military basis around and one of the initial studies done the largest cohort was children of ranking military officers. these were some of the cohorts that were brought to the center and a couple folks at that point and who started the program and it was shifted so forth and so on, but when you deal with this type of information and protocols and whatever,
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especially with our unique populations and many refue gees coming. it doesn't matter if you are irish, italian, latin, we have to be aware and respectful and at the same time provide some or think about how could we if we do get something on the radar how do we make sure there is a positive intervention protecting--still make a positive impact for the community because it is tough and it is really hard because of the uniqueness of our communities and as you said so well, the different cultures within the communities. a lot of the communities are no longer white and whatever, they are diverse as they have always been but the community shift jz gives the schools and health clinics that are very very
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necessary another unique eye to look at how kids are being treated and what we can do to provide interventions if requested >> i think that is why we are trying to be flexible and keep our cbo partners, the schools and other people in the loop and as part of our response because that immigrant child where we have confidentialalty issues and what the family thinks they are doing, those are kids maybe we should contact at the school in the wellness center and dhat is the only way we have contact with them. the traditional age use have other issues where they have access. it will be have to be tailored to the population in each clinic but that means people have to be nimble and know their options and now i don't know if we have a good enough menu of
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options to be flex #b89 ability. >> i have so many questions but i think what i'll ask is we heard this at the community population health committee but may ask we come back sooner to get a more details assessment. i have always known std issues are important from a public health perspective but relative scale of overdose obone end and getting to zero on the other, the community thought is my hiv is being treated, so std's, what does it matter, i can get a pill and take my pen sellen and be back in the game or community so where think it is falling off and messaging is important. i want to ask if you can speak to the importance of this a little clearer and
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secondly what is your thought about our ability to flatten the curve. i guess i want to ask specifically with regards to msm is rising and probably related to hepc, but what about with african american women, is it rising at the same rate? >> we are on a down slope, it is not helping to decrease the disparity greatly because everyone else is on a down slope. young african american have quite a peak. there was quite a peak that is coming down but that gap persists regardless. yes, there is some improvement, it is not rapid enough. >> [inaudible] african american women there is a big disparity there.
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terseiary syphilis and gonorrhea and in infants [inaudible] are we seeing a lot of sequelae or do those come down? >> we are not seeing a lot of sequela in san francisco. syphilis is not primarily in women, it is ovwellmingly in men. we have not had a congenttle syphilis case since 2009 to 2014, so the sequela are not as apparent. i think doctor bennett was saying the disparities are so striking and even though they are coming down it is unacceptable disparity and the fact it is associated with public
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infamitary disease and [inaudible] women ithis age range so we want to make sure we follow those and pay the most attention with the groups with the highest disparity and here that is african american young women as in the other parts the country. >> i also think sequela [inaudible] that person by the time they are 20 are flirting with a life of infertility at a time in their life where that doesn't seem important but will seem more important at 30 and that is true of the added [inaudible] of hiv and other sex wale diseases [inaudible] women getting hurpys and hiv those are not as dramatic and interesting and don't trickle to the community to add lat level of fear.
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>> [inaudible] so many at risk behaviors it seems this is worth while. reducing std's and reducing everything associated with that in terms of affiliated consequences and associated disease, that is why we brought [inaudible] because we integrate the project with pregnancy prevention parts the department with pregnancy access to help of young women center around a few issues that go together. >> thank you very much for helping me understand that. >> what i would like to do because this is a very important topic we have been following for several years and at this point it looks like we have taken a number of new steps to try tobound this curve back down or continue the downward slope of chlamydia in the african american community. is
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that as commissioner pattings we have a follow up to see how well we are doing or where we at the committee level and perhaps in 6 months we can hear futher. i think the documentation of focus groups call for a integration and with your consultant that would be something i would hope we can hear that is moving forward because the message remains the same and seems clear on the side of the men with men that they are not recognizing the importance of the std's in their lives. those that have gone through even before-i wasn't there before penicillin but pretty close, recognize the importance of trying not to consider that these are just colds that can be taken care care of.
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there needs to be all that type of education and the fact you are getting a conceltant will be helpful. on the practical side they did have comments about the availability of the city clinic after hours and i hope that would be addressed and be looked rep. at committee level to be more responsive to the community or if those are flukes. i think you are right, a lot of people rely upon it and looks like woo can be more responsive to answer the immediate needs rather than [inaudible] some problems with the phone exchange. >> if i can focus-interested on the educational strategies and messaging and the other is access issues, access of condoms and clinics, access tothe relevant-whatever the key elements in the screening to detection
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streement. >> we think this is a good start that we have heard that we are taking a new initiative, bringing a consultant and work with our hiv partners where is where the sexual message will get out and using our consultant expertise to really make that as effective as possible so thank you from the committee side we follow that and will have it back at the commission in about 6 months then and-doctor garcia would you like to make comments? >> i want to thank the staff. we challenged them to come from a new direction and think they have done that. particularly i like the initiative where we are using public health side to influence the direction of our clinical services and i know it takes time because of the issues we talked about that the clinics are focused on the whole person care and that is a lot of different
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services at least in the youth clinics we can give this a focus. alameda county started a initiative like this as well so we should look to them as the work they have done as well but want to acknowledge both of their works and think we will see progress in quirking to the community. >> i appreciate our intimately the 2 divisions are working on this. i know this is something we are working towards and to see it is great. >> [inaudible] >> that is where we are trying to get to. >> one logo-you can connect one bridge to the other bridge. >> be careful. >> [inaudible] we just had conversations about that >> thank you. really appreciate your presentation and you can see that we are very interested to make sure that we can move the needle on this-
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>> i very much appreciate the commissions interest. this is important area that doesn't always capture attention so appreciate the opportunity the think through this with you. >> any other public comment? >> no public comment to this item. >> due the the issue of timing, commissioner sanchez has to be at the foundations-thank you to the donors today this afternoon that we would recommend deferring the remainder the agenda to the next meeting with jour consent and is there any other public comment that we need to take at this time? >> i did not rev requests >> we prepared for vote for adjournment >> all in favor say aye. opposed? the
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[ gavel ] all right. good morning. welcome to our november 3, 2015, plans and programs meeting of the ta. happy election day. i hope everyone got out and voted. i'm katie tang, chair of the committee and we have to my right commissioner london breed and norman yee and i would like to thank jim and jennifer lowe from sf govtv. >>clerk, please call the roll. >> commissioner farrell, commissioner breed, commissioner yee, commissioner tang. we have a quorum. >> item 2. citizen advisory committee
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item. >> good morning, commissioners, short today which is nice for all of us. item no. 4 was the only allocation request we took up and it was mostly centered and signals and specifics which weren't really addressed because it's not part of the allocation request. but some of the things we were thinking of were pedestrian signaling and cross streets and bike network and we were told the primary focus of the request was for the signal lights but mta would look as to whether or not these items would be able to follow. and regarding the equity project and specifics primarily how they plan to engage riders from cultural
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backgrounds and padilla expanded the details quite well and we are quite happy with the resulting discussion we had with that. a couple of things in our new business that i want to bring to your attention. one was the mission bra -- bay project held up in court and the rail yard fees ability study. i just want to mention that was brought up in the public comment and that planning is going to be coming to the ta's in january or february to discuss that with us. that's the update. >> thank you for your report. i know it's short. in light of the holidays we had to have another program meet today. thank you very much. any questions or comments? no? okay. this is an information item. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. i also want to know -- note that we
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have commissioner farrell with us and we should have a motion to excuse commissioner christensen today. a motion and moved. commissioner christensen is excused. item 3. >> approve the minutes of the october 20, 2015. an action item. >> all right. seeing no questions or comments. item 3. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. can we take a roll call vote on that. >> commissioner breed? aye, commissioner farrell, aye, commissioner tang, aye, commissioner yee, aye, the minutes are approved. >>supervisor katy tang: item 3 is adopted. item 4. recommend allocating $272,868
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in prop k funds and $300,000 in prop aa funds with conditions subject to the attached fiscal year karen flow distribution schedule. >> good morning. we have $230,000 in other funds. i'm jumping to the next project which the mta project design funds to replace the current infrastructure which has passed it's useful life. 15 of the 9 along the corridor are on the high injury network and five of those included on the pedestrian vision zero network. a complete listing is included in the request in the agenda packet. the project is coordinated with public works as gough street paving project which will be completed early
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2016. that paving project will complete the installation for the conduit for the signals that will be with these funds. the project will up great the existing structure and installing pedestrian safety measures along the corridor. the design is expected to be completed october 2016 and the construction of the signals early 2018. the next project is the balance boa area transportation management study. requested by the planning department. so building on several recent public participation and analysis, this project will incorporate coordination projects and supervisor yee's office. with the measures and plans and developments for this area the
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area recommendations analysis will serve as short and long-term transportation planning in the area and ultimately identify measures to minimize transportation demand impacts of current and future developments. the project in these outcomes can result in a model of institution base for transportation and efforts as well. the project levies for $37,000 in project area planning funds for metropolitan planning commission and will be completed this summer. >>supervisor katy tang: i think commissioner yee has a question or comment? >>supervisor norman yee: i will just wait for his presentation to finish. >> sorry. >> the last project is ensuring the transit service equity to engage in the project from sf mta. they are requesting funds as a match that would allow mta to do a few things to form with some based
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organizations and engagement methods and collaborations and gain insights on the public engagement process to help sf mta and muni serve as a more equitable system and found more muni for engaging. sf mta current data base tools are not necessarily appropriate for assessing the needs and concerns in the communities and don't translate to the experience of being a muni rider. the objectives in the screen identified challenges impacting selective neighborhoods and implementing strategies to help social related and environmental issues. this project will be completed in mid-2017. with that, we have representatives from the project sponsors from these projects and happy to take questions. >>supervisor katy tang: thank you, commissioner yee? >>supervisor norman yee: i want
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to thank the study for the balboa park station. it's due time. there has been discussion from the city or the mayor's office to look at the balboa reservoir as a potential site for housing development and during those community meetings, the biggest concern that people had was about not only future traffic issues that the development might cause, it's already grid locked as it is. so we thought it would just take the opportunity to not wait for the final conceptualization of the reservoir plan in regards to housing to get started in terms of studying the traffic issues because i think there is probably things we can find solutions for current issues. so i'm hoping everybody will be
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supportive of this. tang tang -- >>supervisor katy tang: thank you, any other questions or comments? i think these are all great especially with the coupling of the b rt coming online and the improvements to gough street will be important. with that we can open up to public comment. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> colleagues can i have a motion and second on that. all right. motion by commissioner farrell and commissioner yee. without objection item 4 is adopted and we'll move on to item 5. >> item 5. overview of the san francisco long range transportation planning program. information item. >>supervisor katy tang: thank you. we have multiple staff here available. >> yes, i'm with the
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transportation authority and joined from the planning department which represents this project from the collaborative effort. we want to call this to your attention because this is going under way and you are going to hear from us over the next couple of years. there has been a lot of planning and funding efforts throughout the city dating back a number of years, we talked about the four corridors plan and the subway master plan initiative by our board chair wiener. bullet in addition all the transit agencies have their own strategic plans and capital plans. we have our own general plan and transportation development and all of our efforts to think about the longer term in san francisco. and here at the transportation authority we have a transportation plan which pulls all the different plans together. the first plan in 2003 outlines our sales tax expenditures and identifies the priority network which later became the rapid network
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and now moving forward. and in 2013, we adopted our most recent countywide plan and a number of key representations working around the city and region including significant investment in muni as well as regional transit and really identifies that we are in need of transit expansion planning in addition to maintenance on streets and roads and non-motorized transit and networks and identify projects and tdm as well as freeways and mandating freeways in a new idea in that plan and our new revenue sources which is something that has come to pass in the last couple of years. since the plan was adopted, there have been a number of new initiatives that we know we are going to be driving some of our planning work. the obvious in the room is there has been a tremendous amount of growth with employment as well as visitors and what that has results is crowding
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and congestion. this is across all modes from regional transit to local transit and we have biking and walking which is great and we need to make sure that they are safe and comfortable out there. in addition there is all of these new transportation option that we are getting started along the way but the scale and number of them have increased with things like bike sharing and scooter sharing and in addition to cart sharing. we are not seeing them on the streets yet but the autonomous vehicles and the landscaping is shifting and we need the know what the local policies are and how we want to shape those. in addition we have seen great product mrems -- implementation and it's construction and central subway and fleet is turning over, bike projects. this is very good unprecedented level of construction and around the
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city. that means we are getting near the end of the ideas that we have to implement and talking about what is the next set of projects beyond that are taking the next number of projects. the other one is change in revenue sources. we have passed props a and b last fall and the transportation sustainability study this afternoon and recent statewide cap and trade funds and changes at the federal level and lack of changes with this grid lock unable to get a break through from our traditional sources with respect to federal funding. also going on right now are a number of studies really things -- thinking about the future when it comes to transit capacity. so bart, sf mta are all leading different ideas for how they want to
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expand this capacity to meet the demand growth of the network and how this fits together. that's where our study comes in. it's the long range transportation planning program an it is a number of different aspects all knitted together. the very first piece being a vision that help us look into the longer term to where we want to be going with the land use transportation and a couple of modal studies that look into somethings that are signature significant -- as well as our freeways and how we best manage traffic as it comes through the city and especially projects including how much capacity we can provide. we can begin our transportation san francisco plan looking at the time horizon in time with the regional transportation plan and finally an update to the transportation plan of
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the general element which has now been updated in the last 20 years. i'm going through it very quickly what they entail. the very first piece we are going to call a vision. in the 50 years pull out some of the funding constraints. if we had our way, what would san francisco look like and how we want people to get around. we'll use the time to set the goals objectives by the value networks to evaluate all the projects and ideas that come through. we'll also be doing an existing conditions and needs assessments to inform those moves. the other piece is that we'll be looking at land use in addition to transportation and we'll run some sensitivity test to see if we run more or less in the production to grow than is traditionally growing and what do we need transportation to respond or
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turning on its head what type of land uses are more supportive and what can we channel for those investments. coming out of the vision that will really set that framework and idea we'll go we'll be doing a couple of modal studies that we can be consistent with the region that is federally mandated and can start to think about funding constraints to have it be a realistic investment and this can be for transit studies and regional opportunities and also the freeways and arterials. there is a lot of discussion of what we should do with our freeways and best ways to manage the traffic coming through our city. coming out of the modal studies and also in parallel to the transit study we'll be updating the sftp and
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this is looking again at the 2015 time horizon that are giving the land direction and what we are doing not only is one of the first to integrate regional transit not just with where we want to go with muni an planning process and what else do we want in terms of cal trans and all the operators that are operating in our city and knit them altogether into one transit mesh and in addition sf tp goes beyond transit and going about multimodal transportation if you are talking about a bike strategy versus a transit improvement and trying to say what are the hardships we can make. the key modes are the investment season yoers, -- scenarios and which are funded and if were able to fund down sources what are the next
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projects in line. at the same time we do policy and advocacy recommendations looking at some of those new trends we discussed in our earlier presentation at the regent state and federal levels. and then once that work is done, a very final piece will be an update of the general plan and this will codify the transition goals, after the four corridors plan up to the transition planning to identify the corridors to be that transportation element and basically there is a number of different topics that need to be updated and we are using this opportunity to looking at the planning effort to how to update the policies that don't get up on a general basis. >>supervisor katy tang: quick question, is there a deadline to meet these general plans?
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>> i'm going to let josh answer this from the planning department. >> good morning, josh with the planning department. my understanding is there is not a mandated date schedule along with the housing element which requires a schedule. the other plans don't have a state mandated requirement. it's just that they have to be "updated" but there is not any specific time horizon to be updated. >> okay. thank you. i'm glad we are doing this. commissioner yee? >>supervisor norman yee: in regards to whether or not the state mandates update, is it possible to get update every 6 months or so? >> on the transportation lement? >> it would happen in the 2018
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program. because there is a driving concern about doing it ahead of that planning work, i don't think it would be updated on an earlier timeframe. that's not what's anticipated in the work program. does that answer your question? >> it seems by the time there are changes it would be nice to know if there are any changes anticipating that we not wait a few years. >> it's a significant effort to update an element of the general plan. we recently opened up the space of the element and four to 5 years. it involves a project outreach, this long range project that michael is describing will entail and involves looking at all the policies and
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priorities of the city. it's quite an intensive effort. that's why it's been 20 plus years since the city has done it and the ideas that there is a long range plan that has some weight and can take the city for 1-2 decades into the future without updating it on a very frequent basis. does that answer your question. >> in regards to the community or the outreach piece on this, what are the plans around that? what are we supposed to be doing? >> thanks. it's a great question. i have a sort of near term timeline on the next slide. but we do anticipate stakeholders outreach throughout the process for kicking into high gear in the spring and the process to make sure we are being representative of citywide input as well as particularly targeting hard to reach stakeholders of
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people who are less represented in transportation plans and in communities and communities of color. that will be happening throughout the process. i think one thing that josh was implying is this a long range plan that is supposed to last a couple of decades. the plan, the countywide plan that is updated every four 4 years and the two documents speak to each other but have slightly different purposes. we are combining them here and in an unpress cedented way we are scooping these together and what are the city's priorities in both the near term as well as the longer term. >> i will just wait for you to present that piece then if you have another slide on that. >> just one more slide. >> yes, this is the near term
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schedule. i wanted to very quickly know -- note what's going to happen in the next few months. we have the consultant services available on our website. it's on the front page. we hope to get a good response from the consultant community on that but that doesn't mean we are not, in the meantime the agencies are going to be working near the term task to get this moving because we know there is a need to get these task goes. we have the award for the contract in january and this will come to the finance committee because there is a contract but you will see at the full board and as i mentioned we'll be doing the first stakeholder outbreak. the first major outreach. sf tp did a very small outreach last summer and we targeted so the community based organizations to let them know this was happening and there will be an update but a much larger effort in the
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spring. >>supervisor katy tang: thank you very much for the information. just to build on commissioner yee's comments. i would like to see more update than every 20 years. i understand it's a very extensive process to update the general plan but 20 years is too long given a lot of changes we are seeing in the city. in any case we are glad that we are under going this process right now. i know this is just an information item tempt. with that, -- at the moment. >> in terms of the progress updates. it's like what's going on, you know? are there some issues that you are facing that we should know about right now. when you do contracts with community based groups, what are the outcomes that we are expecting present
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that. i'm not real clear about it right now. >> thank you. that's a great comment and part of the reason we are here is to get this group very engaged and informed and we plan to use this vehicle to come back and really talk about citywide and countywide issues and talk about what frequencies make sense to talk about this project and what we are doing. >> thank you. >> i really appreciate the interest and the desire to come back more frequently and give you snapshots of what's happening. planning is a real process. we have a countywide plan every 10 years and moving to every four 4 years to the plan bay area regional process because we are moving so fast and we are seeing complex issues that come with that growth.
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so what we'll be bringing for example next month will be an update to our management program. so in between countywide planning updates every 2 years required to update the board and tampa bay about what's happening with the congestion and accessibility in the city and we'll be coming back next month and talk about what parts of the city is getting slower and what are experiencing transportation challenges and/or improvements and that way we hope to keep the public engaged on a more continuous basis. on the transportation plan, that's where you are going to see policies and moving towards different performance measures. i think that's something that is more durable. it's certainly we hear the message that you would like to hear the city come back more frequently. we will
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be doing that as michael and josh is said as part of this work. it's a huge effort to collaborate with all of our agencies and partners and we'll hopefully bring you updates on a regular basis. >>supervisor katy tang: thank you very much. any other questions or comments? seeing none. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public
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>> gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. and welcome to the san francisco transportation authority mom meeting i'm supervisor wiener the chair and mr. clerk. >> roll call commissioner avalos supervisor breed
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supervisor campos supervisor christensen supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim absent supervisor mar. >> supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee we have quorum. >> okay. thank you very much we will now go do the chair's report colleagues i have several update for the regional and local levels you may have seen after the months of reporting congress failed to pass the transportation authority budget we'll have a mutilate services authorization next month as sooeps to the short time measures the house and senate
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passes the reformation and overall the house bill is better than the senate that is less transit funding for the bay area our staff at the transportation authority and the mtc are both working to avoid any reduction agency those bills are reconciled the congressional leaders want this before the 2016 expiration and more fun and games in washington, d.c. through the detriment of transportation and other critical needs interestingly an amendment during the house floor debate will provide extra $40 billion by locking down the capital reserves this is in conference and maybe possible to fund for 5 years rather than the of years that is a plat funding level i
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want to applaud the 40 major organizations including the american transit association the u.s. chamber of commerce and labors and trade used that are recommending the higher level of funding of it means pga a shorter 5 year bill and keeps up with inflation and as noted in the industry groups quote holding the transportation at or blow the power levels will not create the york congestion in the transportation and the we urge the congress and president obama to get that passed the mtc this month has the best way to coordinate the sustainable strategy in the bay area we agreed to look at a full mtc
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abag merger this will bring our region into a similar structure of other metropolitan organizations across california but requires a careful thinking how we in san francisco are recommended in the framework and i've made clear i will not be supporting any 3450erger that jeopardizes or undermines the need of our large city in the bay area that process is ongoing we need to have some sort of inclusion by june of next year and at a local level i'm struck by the progress our transportation agrees are making in planning and project delivery both small and large last week, a meeting for the environmental review that process has taken far too long we are nearing the
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end the construction of van ness pedestrian underpass sfmta opened the section for cycle on market street and caltrans will counts is the bay bridge peer and next week the groundbreaking avenue one of the anticipated one by the way, o bag it is important to see those agency work in addition design lastly commissioner sugaya attended to conferences for the past couple of weeks the submit in los angeles and in the last week of october and the national larger conference in nashville in october mr. mar wants to make remarks i'll invite him. >> thanks to commissioner lee
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and the staff for extending the brt final environmental impact report this is important to allow people to give more time for comments i went to not only two different cities but 4 unanimously historic gathering or gathering it is occurring in theville sustainability in coping 21 in paris in a couple of weeks and the climate march in oakland the four events policy linked is an amazing organization began in city of oakland that expanded around the country supervisor campos attended and the policy equality submit for the pro transportation city hall and mayors around the country's was an amazing gathering in los angeles and a government alliance and race and equality i attended a portion of the
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gathering with the officials from seattle and oakland and other place of equality office and late a conference in nashville, tennessee which i've been attending on and off over the years i want to say i used the time for relationship building and cased studies from different cities had a great opportunity at the local process and the local submit that i'll have to say commissioner avalos as a leader the alliance state and federal brought in a mayor from minnesota from we wisconsin and she's bringing great ideas to minneapolis including a light rail that goes to st. paul and others major groups i'm learning from a down to earth elizabeth
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and other city council members a highlight of the trips i also wanted to say that two besides commissioner avalos other leaders of local process from seattle and from brooklyn new york and many others are leading the economic justice and jobs work citywide and local process is a great place to build those relationships in the cased studies i also wanted to say that policy link angela blackwell organization i had no idea 3 thousand people if government sector from university researchers to grassroots activists in the community of color and it was 3 thousand people in la lots of intersections he wanted to key
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part of transportation equality caucus how people don't just seek transportation isolated or justice isolated it is enter tweend the grassroots if the bottom-up was excellent in looking at an equality less than not only transportation but many other policies and development without displacement policies the cost had the black lives matter around the country it is inspiring and it was important i also began to see san francisco oakland santa fe and san raphael as a major section as other cities and metropolitan adrenalin talked about their work we're the fifth go largest metropolitan adrenalin the
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$8 million or soon to be 9 million people is the fifth bringing behind la and chicago and new york i didn't realize what how we work and many others as we on to local city level and regional equality and transportation policy sitting with supervisor campos and supervisor wiener on the mtc abag is eye openly but others was helpful i also wanted to say too that i take the time to bike sharing and it was a pleasure to ride only a few stations i know that nashville has a longer way to go thirty city council members it is hard to make policy in that city the new
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mayor of nashville the reps republicans and converts killed a major transportation harming their ability to link up the sgathd city of nashville it is 25 percent african-american or more than that they're almost invisible in the country music and tv and hollywood it is seeing how the transportation policies address the equality that the lack of equality that exists in nashville i want to see if there is anything egg to add like the bike sharing the transportation caucus getting together with people work only anti displacement or transportation in the context of anti displacement make those gathered so valuable and helps me to do my work here with a
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better race and class and gender and neighborhood equality plans as well that in the work thank you, supervisor wiener. >> thank you very much supervisor mar and i can't remember, if the they could sfgov for the broadcasting of the hearing next the item report oh, public comment on the chair's report item 2 any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed we'll move to item 3 the executive director report. >> thanks chair wiener and schd happy to report for this past months progress the federal bill as supervisor wiener mentioned i want to make sure that the folks understanding of that understand this is an authorized bill for the proimthd funding hope the 5 or of year
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bill comes to fruition only a 3 year funded bill we will keep track of that good news locally the parcel f site that the transbay tjpa has been overseeing did become finalized with an offer being expelled for the crescent height with a second site with two parcels combined into a project that project is 35 percent of affordable housing component and the funds that the tjpa adopted it is one hundred $65 million allows the interim budget for the work for the project and avoid financing costs that will
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be helpful with that said, the overall cost coming in at a higher level with the cost review for the confidence level of 70 percent by the time we finish the project we'll have enough cushion in case unforeseen circumstances but with the additional budget from the f and additional work we'll before doing with the city we'll close the gap above and beyond there will be a one and $35 million gap we'll address that by the end of the year thank you supervisor mar sea others for mentioning the geary brt we had a good turn out one hundred and 20 people taking public comment with the environmental document and it's been extended the period from responses from the community and happy to note that folks have a
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couple of weeks until november 30th to provide the comments and by e-mail or in writing i'll be happy to to take that we were pleased to see the response of doing outreach we'll have great view finding on geary people see and visualization of how the potential future brt project that 4 thousand people have taken the time for the devices 17 thousand to view the images of the improvements and we've received a strong response from folks that take a small survey they believe that the project is going to be a benefit to the community they support the proposed amendment with that, i'll highlight a few more outreaches tonight in fact, in
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district 2 the lombard transportation improvement project has a third outreach at marina middle school at 6:00 p.m. folks are invited to conduct with the tjpa to make progress on that design resurfacing of lombard and the utility work we continue it work closely with sfmta and schairz office in district one and schools district 7 and other districts around town turning to the western edition community basis transportation plan that is a robust process and sfmta the identification of safety and security and street improvement projects that the outreach has identity priority for the community we hope that will be exceptional designs for the update and committee and sfmta in the next month and prop
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double a the voter program that allows the $10 vehicle register fee to be applied to safety and resurfacing that will be a project that will be released from before thanksgiving to needed projects around the town and the principle of this program that fund should go to prelims so projects that are designed and ready for conduct 15, 16 timeframe go to our website sf ct a slash prop a to the transportation authority and the board approval 2, 3, 4 february. >> keying off supervisor mar's report on the conference in boston we met with uc berkley and my team and a whole host of
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public and private organizations to talk about the equality and assess of shared mobility those are the so-called go transportation network companies that are entering the markets with the urban city's and smaller cities around the nation at the conference he was pleased to represent the transportation authority and uc berkley research center and the council will be joinly manufactured the compliment impacts of tmc for the transportation network companies are contributing to the million dollars in the mission or they're providing alternatives in supporting the transit for example, in a new way to enhance the facility thank you to the facility and our agency the tenant/landlord
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is providing $25,000 to complete the equality analysis and hope to have this result in a year time for the planning here in san francisco as well as contribute to that informed discussion elsewhere the self-help counties are meeting e meeting the 20 couldn't ♪ california to fund the transportation improvements through dedicated funds a number of counties are collaborating to look at the option and lord to reporting back on our progress in a few months time to move towards a plan for this year for the bart line that is making its way to the bart district beyond that i wanted to highlight the good the good work happening around town at sfmta,
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and caltrans we're seeing tremendous project delivery and voter approved funds and the results from the past funding approvals by the public and look forward to this next week many of you all can celebrate the federally funded project moving forward and others the e r trailerer elementary school another fund that was completed that concludes my remarks >> thank you very much. >> ms. jane commissioners questions or comments regarding the director's report any comment on item 3 none public comment is closed. >> item 4. >> item 4 approval of the minutes for the october 7, 2015. >> colleagues, any questions
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or comments or changes regarding the minutes seeing none, we'll move to public comment any public comment on item number 4? seeing none, public comment is closed and can you please call the roll >> commissioner avalos supervisor breed supervisor campos supervisor christensen supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor mar supervisor tang supervisor wiener supervisor yee supervisor kim. >> there are 11 eyes the minutes are approved. >> okay item number 5. >> item 5 authorizing the executive director to exceeding execute all supplemental
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agreements and property and any amendments through to through the to and the california department of transportation for the travel smart program and the timing free ramp improvement study and the programming and monitoring program an action item. >> colleagues, any questions or comments regarding this item seeing none, any public comment on item? seeing none, public comment is closed colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? without objection that is the order item of >> item 6 the audit report for the fiscal year june 2015. >> colleagues, any comments or questions regarding item 6 seeing none, any public comment on item 6 seeing none, public comment is closed and colleagues, can we take that same house, same call?
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we'll take that without objection. that will be the order item no. 7. >> item 7 alternate 200 and 673 under prop c funds and others funds for the cash flow distribution an action item. >> colleagues, any questions or comments regarding item 7 seeing none, any public comment on item 7 seeing none, public comment is closed and colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? we'll take that without objection. that will be the order item number 8. >> item 8 adopt a new program for the clarification and reclarify two positions an action item. >> colleagues, any questions or comments seeing none, is there any public comment on item 8 seeing none, public comment is closed and colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? we'll take that without objection. that will be the order item 9. >> item 9 adopt the salary for the job clarifications an action
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item. >> colleagues any questions or comments seeing none, any public comment on item number 9 seeing none, public comment is closed and colleagues, can we take that same house, same call? we'll take that without objection. that will be the order item 10. >> item 10 introduction of new items. >> colleagues, any introduction of new items seeing none, any public comment on item 10 seeing none, public comment is closed and this is an information item item 11. >> public comment. >> any public comment? ? seeing none, public comment is closed item 12 >> a adjournment. >> we're adjourned. >> thank authority
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>> finance committee november 3, 2015, >> >> >>supervisor john avalos: good morning today is november 3, 2015. election day. welcome to the finance committee of the transportation authority. my name is john avalos, the chair of the committee. joined to my right by commissioner jane kim and left malia cohen. our clerk is steve
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stamos. the meeting is broadcast by steve smith and jennifer lowe. thank you for your service and broadcasting. are there any announcements? city clerk: no announcements. >> roll call. city clerk: commissioner avalos, present, commissioner campos, absent, commissioner cohen, present, commissioner kim, present, commissioner mar, mar absent. we have a quorum. >>supervisor john avalos: if you can call our consent calendar. >> these items are considered routine. staff of prepared to present if desired and maybe removed. >>supervisor john avalos: colleagues, any comments on our consent calendar. hearing none. any member of the public would like to comment.
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seeing none come forward, we have a motion to move these items forward. >> second. >> motion from commissioner kim, second by commissioner cohen and we'll take that with a roll call vote. city clerk: commissioner avalos, aye, commissioner campos, absent, commissioner cohen, yes, commissioner kim, aye, mar absent. the consent calendar is approved. >> great. we'll go on to item no. 5. >> item 5 recommending and accepting the audit report. this is an action item . >>supervisor john avalos: we have a presentation. >> good morning from finance administration. what i have before you today is the results from the fiscal year 14-15 annual fiscal audit. we have had a challenging time. we have
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procured new auditors and indicated how well we did with implementation. i have before you here available to walk you through the report and answer any questions and afterwards i will come back an answer any questions you may have. >> my name is amad, i'm the partner in charge of the audit. what you have here is the financial report of sfcta. we as your department auditors are to issue the financial statements because you receive funding you are required to undergo an audit for ab 133 which requires your auditor to oh pine on the compliance requirements with respect to further grants. we issue opinion on these
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financial statements and as part of issuing these opinions on the fair presentation of the financial statements, we audit these balances are reported to you on the financial statement. we confirm to external sources and we make sure these numbers are reported to the financial statements are fairly stated. i'm pleased to know that we have issued the clean opinion on the financial statements. as part of the audit we also look at your internal controls in the manner you process receipts and contracting. and at the back of the audit you are going to see an opinion with the compliance of the federal laws and regulations and they relate to the project which is funded by cal trans by highway planning and construction. i'm also pleased to let you know that under no exception with respect to the compliance with weaknesses with respect to the internal control. we are your new auditors this
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year and it's a new transition for us and sfcts staff. this year is the year of implementation gas 68 which requires recognition of pension liability on the financial statements. the liability is measured as your proportionate share with calpers because sfcts participates with calpers on the pension liabilities. you are going to see quite a bit of some revisions. the numbers are not that significant when it comes to the pension liabilities. although cta is and the payroll expenses and the number of total expenses they have is not as significant as you would see in the city or the county. the impact was not very significant in a financial statement. it's a reporting requirement , not a funding requirement. these amounts are paid through
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the annual contributions that sf cta provides through calpers. again, this is a transition year. i do want to thank the finance department for making this a smooth transition. we were able to complete the financial statements on time. i believe the financial statements are sent to the city and county of san francisco who uses these financial statements as a component within the financial statement. they report on these financial statements. i want to thank sfcts staff. we have no difficulties in the performance of the audit, although it's a transition year we were able to complete it with no exceptions. with that, i will be happy to take any questions. >>supervisor john avalos: thank you for your work with the audit. there is no questions now. i appreciate how the audit came out and no deficiencies and sound financing. so appreciate that, thank you. >> thank you. >> i would just like to mention this item went before cac october
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28th and there was a motion for adoption of this report. in terms of the budgets fiscal impacts there were no cost for fiscal year 14-15. 's gthatd to hear , with that. i'm here to answer any questions. i would like to thank the finance staff for their quickness on the audit. lily yu and my staff who spent many hours putting this together. one of the key reasons we were able to finish so quickly was because of the new enter price this committee approved for us. we appreciate that as well. lastly , i would like to thank our new auditors. it was a new year. we had to get to know each other and it was a great audit and came out quickly and super clean audit. with that, i would like to recommend to
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approve this audit. >>supervisor john avalos: okay. very good. thank you. we'll open this item up for public comment. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. the motion to approve? >> so move. >> motion from commissioner campos and second by commissioner cohen. enthusiastically seconded by commissioner cohen. [ laughter ] we'll have a roll call vote. city clerk: commissioner avalos, aye, campos, aye, cohen aye, commissioner kim, aye, commissioner mar, aye, the item passes. >>supervisor john avalos: very good. let's go on to our next item. item 6, introduction of new items. informational item. >>supervisor john avalos: colleagues introduction of new item, none. next public comment. is there any additional public
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comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> item 7. public comment. >>supervisor john avalos: is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. we'll go to the last item. item 8. adjournment. >> happy election day. we are adjourned. >> >> >>
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>> alfred welcome to your unit >> so we're going to take >> alfred welcome to your unit >> so we're going to take you. >> hi, i'm carl with the fisherman's we're thrilled to have you here i get to open a lot of buildings or buildings and none of them brings me more pleasure than today a one and 90 units of air force's affordable housing in the heart of san francisco mere jobs and near transit in the middle of the worst housing crisis to see this project come to reality having done this inspires and brings mayor edwin lee me pride a huge public-private partnership this deals dates back to chris daily
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in 2003 and in his office talking about what level of affordability we'll need what is now infinity that deal 12 years ago is finally give me rise to this project and the two at infinity close to 4 hundred uptsz among those 3 sites so i'm grateful to the supervisor to the supervisors predecessor grateful to the mayor and the mayors predecessor for the public and private partnering to make that happen and grateful to the mayor's office of housing who's down the logistics and more importantly thank you to don and n mtc that controlled that site and worked with us this is their product their housing we're thrilled to be partners with t n d c the labor
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life company that saw and put money into this project that helps to provide housing. >> jobs in san francisco and perry this is a huge public-private partnering but you explicit come here to hear from me we got a call could we pull the agenda for this forward i week i didn't see what a wonderful morning to be able to open one 90 units of affordable housing on the dawn of the mayor's re-election by more importantly the passing of prop a and the commitment to the housing bond in san francisco so congratulations to everyone (clapping.) with great pleasure introduce mayor ed lee that helped to make that happen congratulations. >> thank you. >> thank you, carl. >> well campaigns is over
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we're going right to work and i am also grateful to carl and to your relationship with tndc to our work request supervisor kim and making this happen he was here already months ago looking at the some of the unit and visualizing what some of the new residents will see are a long, long time i'm glad they're here that is the exact the stories we're chasing when we said let's get a promotion up before the voter and get a $310 million which will be matched with other money from the budget thanks to the board of supervisors and us agreeing with a higher goal he, he we are already with this how do we do that? bond we're already locating nonprofit
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partners for more housing we are using the word carl something you and your investors know about investment and about leveraging and this was a parking lot that we invested in now we're leveraging it into residences one hundred 90 brand new unit all 100 percent affordable it an incredible story i told don earlier he's the only one that can tell the history how many hands and how many relationships had to be built and trust factor to be created in order for today to happen it is complicated i'll let don tell the story but those agencies that live to tell those stories i'm glad he's with us and not only do we have this
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particular site to celebrate but it is on the dawn of celebrating more we'll have a lot more keys given out to love people that need housing in the city the workforce is part of the success whether or not teachers the one teacher got in on an incredible lottery that she had to wind travels in order to get in but hopefully for teachers and health care workers people that work in restaurant and hotels make a good living but find it did to the will live in the city in is what the housing bond does as part of this this is what the private segment a dog more and more with us in government is trying to match up what they can do with us so you can literally see that people in the business whether the market-rate or low
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income housing can find that connection with government and be supportive to make sure that more units are affordable the obligation here targeted with one and 602 unit somehow and someway that story and that relationship was to solid with city government we reached up to one hundred 90 units that's what we want to do supervisor kim; right? we want to set a goal and see how we can steady this is what the incredible story is about we'll do that in many sites certainly with the package of prop k you are joint efforts to locate oil public land we've gun control sites and some of the developers with literally calling and saying what wee, we do together now the message is clear you can do more we can all
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be more successful if we work together that's the message our prop a, prop k, our incredible relationships with the private developers and certainly with community-based nonprofits i'm landmark to handing out keys and people will be happy to receive and having this incredible courtyard that is a positive experience right in the middle of san francisco are these center and we have a number of sites within two or three block radius that are going to be underdevelopment in the next few years that signals on i didn't believe amount of of affordable housing people will say it great that is guarantee close to transit and close to our civic center park and going to be center of a lot of good
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activities that people want to be close to as we want to live here and closeness to our arts organizations that continue to lead the effort along mid market and so there's a lot of good news and grad to see the office of economic workforce development is here and the department of building inspection, because we're all ready tarnishing not only the sites we're going to do housing on but ideas as to how to accelerate them and an accelerator fund maybe talk with our kwiblt partners to accelerate all the goals we want because i know that our labor folks don't have enough to do want more work; right? michael they want more work and do it the right way and get the housing up that is for the would
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it be fair to say as well thank you to you everybody all the partnerships we've had here and let's keep doing this more than slnlt let's go to work and get more done and video more smiles on families thank you. >> (clapping.) supervisor kim. >> first of all, i want to give a big congratulations to the mayor for winning his election 4 more years. >> (clapping.) we've not had much such a mayor and such an hour how were you to work with him and 24 particular we're seeing 80 percent of san francisco's development the statistic i'm proud of district 6 is building 44 percent in all of san francisco's affordable housing (clapping.) and i would not be possible not for first of all, the strong support of our mayor and working
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with us to push the envelope both looking for the nonprofit institution and our private developers who know how important to how's everyone in the city but also i want to recognize we have a strong institution of community-based organizations in the district that fight more affordable housing for decades and tenderloin corporation with search warrant r is one of them i want to acknowledge their work additional don fox leadership (clapping.) and building more affordable housing and we have several anymore sites i'm excited about mixed use p mission and howard and 4 and the forethought so when the revenue and the opportunities came forward we built affordable housing in the city where the land is incredibly scarce but what is exciting for me, i want to share a story in august i interviewed
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commissioners 3 applicants what was astonishing most of 3 applicant were recipients of the affordable housing program with an lived in my district court and the second was the housing magnitude by life-saving strfrtd and the third housing for 14 mists a tenderloin residents it is how for this work is it feels last week we're not building enough when you meet the youth and families in the neighborhood we've built affordable housing those are the most cranial moments i'm excited to welcome our recipe to the in and look forward to serving you finally he just want to give a shout out and thank the city for their support of building more affordable housing it has been 20 years since we last passed the affordable housing bond no
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1996 for one hundred million dollars and last night for one hundred and $50 million that will have a tremendous impact not only to the district i represent across the city and we have a lot to do a lot to do when i came into the office we were building at 80 percent of low income housing needs that is good but have to keep up the numbers we were this only building others less than 12 percent we have to continue to build low income affordable housing we have to we must build more middle-income housing in san francisco in order to keep diverse san francisco whether it is giant on this site or you know with future projects i look forward to making sure we are doing the balance we need to see thank you very much and congratulations to everyone
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involved (clapping.) >> thank you, supervisor kim i'm don fox ceo of the tenderloin development c n b c i'm tired those kind of projects have hundreds if not thousands i want to recognize our partners mayor ed lee supervisor kim and the mayor's office of housing tishman's and hundreds of others we just are part of progress and those don't happen without a collection of people the story of this site begins in 1998 and so if nothing else this is a story of perseverance bank of america owned a parking lot the bart or parking lot the purpose was because they were going to eventually need to expand the data center right next door they were going to need more
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computers well, it turn out because of the rapid growth of technology computers don't need more space but less space they declared it surplus land and argued to to proposal to sell the property in a bargain sale below the market value value in order for us to build housing it is 17 years later that's a very arduous and difficult process through recreations and boosts the detergent of affordable housing resources that are available from the state and federal government many challenges to overcome to produce housing like this i think that is important for me to say and for us to understand this is not mark farrell affordable housing not mark farrell dwelling units those are
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homes and home is the platform for opportunity for people if people have affordable homes they don't have to make the choice been paying rent and medical skewer and teacher of the hear of their children we do much more than off for you walls and a ceiling thank you very much for being here and ems to the next person that's correct (clapping.) >> we have two units that are open for anything that wants to go in and see the units what else am i supposed to say eric. >> but we thank everyone for coming that this is a great
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public partnering thank you to everyone for working together to make this >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ it looks at good and tastes good
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and it is good in my mouth pretty amazing. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i am the executive chef i've been here as a chef at la concina since 2005 reason we do the festival and the reason we started to celebrate the spirit and talent and trivia and the hard work of the women in the la concina program if you walk up to my one on the block an owner operated routine i recipient it's a they're going to be doing the cooking from scratch where in the world can you find that >> i'm one of the owners we do
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rolls that are like suburbia that is crisp on the outside and this is rolled you up we don't this it has chinese sister-in-law and a little bit of entertain sprouts and we love it here. >> there are 6 grilled cheese grilled to the crisp on the outside outstanding salsa and a lot of things to dip it knocks you out and it's spicecy and delicious i was the first person that came here and we were not prepared for this every year we're prepared everybody thinks what they're doing and we can cookout
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of our home and so the festivals were part of the group we shove what we do and we w we tried to capture the spirit of xrifs. >> and there from there to sales and the hard part of the sales is 250 assess our market and creating a market opportunity giving limited risks and sales experience to our guys and good morning, everyone. thank you very much for being here. san francisco is thrilled to be hosting super bowl 50. when we found out we were
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hosting super bowl 50 we were planning right away. we've been planning last spring with many exercises and pulling together our regional partners and local and federal partners to make sure that super bowl 50 is a safe, fun, experience for everyone who comes here. it's the golden anniversary of the super bowl. that's something to really celebrate and we are thrilled that san francisco was chosen for this honor to be the super bowl 50 host. today, we have what we are calling a super bowl scrimmage. we have the second of three exercises that test our assumptions, refined our plans and actively engage our players in planning and response. each one of these we learn new things. we alter our plans and define them an deconflict them and as we move forward we are
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speaking with one voice and we know what other agencies are doing and what assumptions are in place. our goal is to work through all of these challenges together. so, again, super bowl 50 is a wonderful fun family event that's going to be 9 days long here in san francisco. we want people all over the region, all over the world to come and celebrate with us. we think that unfortunately our own team will not be part of this. but, other than that, it's like it is the perfect event for san francisco and the bay area. we want to encourage efrj -- everyone in san francisco and sf to be alerted.
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it will be an important way to get messaged about with such information as what streets to avoid or what areas to avoid. so please encourage your residents neighbors to sign up for alert sf. i'm going to introduce my good friend. police chief suhr who is going to come up. there you are, chief. he's going to give us a few words of wisdom. >> thank you, ann. i will preface my comments as a lifetime 9er faithful, i'm not ruling out that we are in the game. don't give up. anyway. we are so excited to be hosting the 50th anniversary of the super bowl. again, the planning has started in ernest pretty much as soon as we won the bid for our chance to show case san
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francisco and as police chief of what i believe is the finest police department in the country, we want it to be as safe as it can be. we've been to the new york fan fest where the super bowl played in new jersey, we've been down to arizona, where the super bowl was played in glendale and went to the phoenix police department to see what they do and it got us that much more excited to be able to host this event over a 9-day period event in san francisco. one thing san francisco is good at is planning. it's what we do. no matter what eventuality that happens, our fire department and with the leadership with the mayor's office, we plan as if that event happens here. pretty much for every eventuality all the way up to and including typhoons and/or anyway, tidal waves. so,
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or tsunamis, which we hope never happens. that said, we'll be planning and it will be a great event where we plan and get to know each other. everybody has each other's cell phones and we work with our state and federal partners on what may come and i can't say enough how much preparation is going into this effort to make sure that it is safest. i know with events going on overseas is leaving people right now anxious. again, it's just one more variable that we are training to. we are in regular contact with the fbi. again, there are no known threats to the united states, no known threats to san francisco and certainly no known threats to the super bowl. that communication will remain open regular and we will absolutely make sure that every precaution is taken to make sure the whole world can come to the super bowl in late january and february and have hopefully what is going to
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be the best super bowl and best fan fest ever here or nfl experience. i would just say as police chief here in san francisco, you are all invited. >> thank you, chief. now i would like to introduce our very own fire chief chief hayes white. >> good morning, everyone. like the two previous speakers, san francisco is very enthusiastic about hosting super bowl 50. although we won't be in shoulder pads and cleats. the people behind me gathered around the city are like a team. we are the team preparing, planning and communicating about what's going to happen end of january, beginning of february. we are very well prepared and that's what you see today with the men and women of san francisco county and
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state and regional partners. what i want to advocate to those visiting san francisco is we will do our utmost to keep everyone safe. we operate at a high level in san francisco. we know there will be additional challenges but we are up to the challenges and as a team we are practicing and per -- perfecting and we are going to assure everyone that we are going to respond to emergencies outside of the super bowl as well as those coming to the super bowl. chief suhr wanted me to pass along what he always talked about and not just from law enforcement but fire department perspective. if you see something, make sure you say something. it's important to utilize 911. if it's not an emergency you can use 311. if you have some ideas related to preparedness and transit, make a good
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plan and utilize all the city's resources many we want you to understand that from the san francisco fire department that we have 15 more paramedics that will be available. we have private providers as well. we anticipate we will have a high call volume during the period of time, but we are prepared and ready and look forward to hosting everyone here in san francisco. thank you. >> thank you, chief. i'm going to call chief suhr back up real quickly. >> so my partner at the fire department shouldn't have to say what chief suhr said with chief suhr standing here. anyway, with all of our devices we are never going to be as safe as we can be with the millions of people in san francisco looking out for one another. whoever comes to the nfl experience during those 9 days. especially right now with everybody anxious in san francisco and around the country. please, if you see something,
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anything remotely out of the ordinary. please call. 911 is on alert to expedite calls. that will be the case in the nfl experience as with other major events with our three world series championships and runs with super bowls in the past and other major events in san francisco. we need to remain vigilant as a city as a whole when it comes to taking care of one another and looking after one another. that's when we are going to be safest and you will get the most rapid response you can possibly get to checkout any possible potential on the side of the caution, if it's nothing, no problem. you would be remiss what i always call a predictable surprise where you saw something and didn't say anything and something went on. just call us. >> thank you, chief. now i would like
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to introduce our director of sf mta, ed reiskin. >> thank you, good morning, everyone. i would like to thank ann and the team for her leadership and what the team referenced. to put on a big event like this does take a lot of coordination and planning and is really preparing us for anything that might happen and that planning is essential to making for a great event. it will be a great event as everybody else has said. i think this is a great opportunity for san francisco whether you like football or not, whether you are planning to participate in these activities or not. the super bowl being hosted here is going to bring a lot of people, a lot of excitement and a lot of goodwill to our city which is a good thing. from a transportation point of view, our task is really straight forward. we want to make sure that people can
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safely and readily access the event and from and to the event and everybody else in san francisco can go where they need to go whether it's work or school or just trying to make their way across town. we have been planning with the rest of the city planning but also with the rest of the regional transportation agencies and particularly law enforcement and homeland security, particularly the transportation security administration to make sure we can have a safe and secure event and from secure transit agencies. we want to encourage everybody to take transit because of the transportation we have developed is very much reliant on people taking transit. but for people taking transit, we want people to report anything that looks suspicious or worry some. like the chief said,
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call 911 and let them do their job. to support emergency services in particular, part of our effort is mapping out the security routes, the emergency vehicle access routes to and from all of the various events in the area to make sure that without being impeded, they can do their work. and then in terms of the transportation service itself, we've been working with all the providers and particularly with muni which is going to do a lot of the heavily lifting for this event to make sure that where we can work around and with the street closures to make sure that everybody who wants to take transit from and to the events can and everybody else who uses transit on a regular bases can get to where they need to be going. we've been able to figure out routes to the buses and figure out where the taxi stands will be and the emergency vehicle access will be. this is something we do for many large special events. we did it for america's cup and for
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other large parades and other large celebrations. we are very confident in our ability to ensure people get to where they want to go whether they are participating or not safely and efficiently. we will be encouraging folks to use transit and just to address an issue that's been out there. there has been a lot of talk about the impact that sites down at the foot of embarcadero on muni might have overhead wires. we've been working hand in hand with the community over many months as they are refining their plans. the issue with the wires if you get close to the wires, that's not a safe situation and we need to move the wires. as we've been communicating with them, they have been able to redesign their structures for the village so it will not require the removal of overhead wires. the removal of overhead wires would have brought some cost but
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brought disruption because it would have made the removal period long. without the need to remove wires, that won't be an issue. we'll be able to keep that window closure as soon as possible and get folks to and from the event and around the event as well as possible and we'll continue to work with the other transportation providers to make sure it's great for everybody whether they are participating or not. thanks. >> thank you, ed. it's now my pleasure to introduce keith bruce who is the ceo of the super bowl 50 host committee. keith? >> thank you, ann . good morning, everybody. regardless of who is playing in the super bowl, it is 80 days from today. and more importantly 70 days to the opening of the super bowl city and the official celebrations that will mark this great event coming to the bay area. safety and secures has
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been our no. 1 priority from the very first day that the host committee was formed. we have been working with the nfl, with city officials and with public agencies to ensure a safe and secure environment for super bowl 50. the nfl, the one beautiful thing about the super bowl is it's an annual event and you are able to learn from past super bowls around public safety and security and apply those to future events and with this fantastic team behind me is truly a coalition, it's about a team coming together to provide a strong safe and secure environment for not just the super bowl itself but the activities and events happening around super bowl week in the area. with the exercises yesterday and yesterday with the fbi's efforts that we saw at levi stadium, we are clearly on a path to make sure all the safety protocols are in place that are
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required. in super bowl city, that is one of our crown jewel events for super bowl 50. it's a nine day9-day of events and for guest and around the world who will come to the bay area for super bowl 50 and it's our job to make sure they have a fantastic time and to know what bay area is known for. chief suhr and chief white, the department of homeland security and the federal agencies involved in supporting our efforts, it's a fantastic coalition of support that we enjoy as a host committee. it's our job to make sure they have the resources and information that they need to be able to do their jobs as effectively as they can so everyone enjoys this spectacular event. i would like to thank the mayor's office and tony and martha for being so supportive of our efforts and
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mayor lee of our entire process of this game. we have 80 days to go to the game and 70 days to the opening of our events and we are going to be working very hard on that effort. i would like to reiterate to our partners of the mta and to partners over the past several months in safe and reliable transportation and solutions for not only the guest of super bowl 50, but for the residents and the bay area commuters who work here and live here. we are conscious of all of that as a host committee. as we are looking at plans for super bowl city and finalizing that final foot print and working hard with mta to come up with a plan, a reconfigured plan to work with the city that all of our stakeholders are expecting but still not have an impact on the muni wires and keep them in place. we will not be
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removing those overhead wires at any point in time during the super bowl celebration. it's important that we recognize that this event will be a great event for everybody involved, not just those who are visiting but for the bay area residents as well. we'll continue to finalize our plans for super bowl city and we'll be announcing more details on that in the coming weeks and we want to thank our partners at the mta and all the public safety officials who are here to support a great super bowl 50. thank you very much. >> thank you, keith. before i conclude, i wanted to just acknowledge some of our other partners who did not speak today. we have the mayor's office, martha cohen here who has been doing special events for a number of mayors. but we are very lucky to have her as part of our team. we also have
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jody travisero, from oef, whoo-hoo. kad em king from department of homeland security. and from dod , and john from -- thank you for sticking around. we'll do one on one for anyone interested in that. thank you for coming. [ applause ] >> >>
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>> good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco transportation authority personnel committee i'm scott wiener the and supervisor mar of the committee and katie tang and commissioner avalos. >> roll call commissioner avalos supervisor tang supervisor wiener we have quorum item 2. >> item 2 approval of the minutes this is an action item and colleagues additions, deletions, or changes regarding the minutes seeing none, is there any public comment on item 2 seeing none, public comment is closed and can we guess we call the
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roll. >> commissioner avalos supervisor tang supervisor wiener the pins are approved i neglecteded to thank the staff for broadcasting. >> item 3 closed session personnel performance for the goals of 2016 an action item do we need public comment to go into closed session and after. >> do we need a motion to go into closed session. >> oh, no. >> okay so this is closed session to discuss the porch valuation and goals for the executive director so colleagues, can i have a motion to go into closed session under the government code. >> and the action is - okay.
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we're coming out - >> there we go and we're coming out of closed session of the personnel committee commissioner avalos participated in part of deliberations the bilk of our deliberations and had to leave two things to report out the first and commissioner avalos is did fully participate in it aspect the performance rating of the executive director and the committee determined that that the performance range fell in between exceptionally good and outstanding the two highest categories the same rating that the committee provided to the executive director last year and i can
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speak personally i've been very pleased to with ms. chang's performance we've working closely and a pleasure to work together and improvements over time just in a number of function outlets of the agency and appreciative of that and then the second item in terms of salary would be we're only deciding per the agenda 2016 compensation but we also in addition to setting or recommending to the full authority of cameras wanted to provide an informal suggestion of 2016 we would like to recommend to the full authority for 2016 beginning with the first pay period in january 2016 that the executive directors salary will increase by 3.5
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percent with a indication that we would like that same 3.5 increase to occur in january of 2017 and in january of 2018 we can't take that action today and the personnel committee will take that action at the appropriate time those are the items we discussed. >> with that, i'll treason a motion. >> public comment. >> oh, yes so any public comment on item i guess three or four? >> any public comment? 3 and/or 4 seeing none, public comment is closed and i'll entertain a motion
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respect to item 4 only; right? >> and can i have a motion reflecting what i stated regarding the compensation. >> so moved. >> we'll take that without objection. we'll adopt that motion. >> okay item number 5. >> item 5 introduction of new items an informational item any introductions seeing none, any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed information item item 6. >> public comment. >> any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed item 7. >> item 7 adjournment. >> we're adjourned.
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