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tv   Mayors Press Availability  SFGTV  January 1, 2016 2:45pm-3:01pm PST

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>> yes. the next order of business is item 12, adjournment. madam chair. >> yes, the meeting is adjourned at 4:20. [meeting adjourned] >> good morning, everyone welcome to the veterans academy here node presidio and i want to thank our veterans administration how you doing
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vets great to see you and we're here to rezoning confirm over commitment to the vets and thankfully for joined by address the commission up to three minutes. par offending and mark, thank you for joining me this presidio has and this site has been a very successful model of housing affordable housing for our veterans and it has been a part of a network of housing that beacon hill and i worked on now sam dodge beven margaritas to rest a little bit as our homeless are thank you to the staff in working closely with any office of housing and focus on vets i know that veterans day
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is around the corner we have more news was we rezoning confirm our commitment to end chronic homelessness and thank you to president obama and the first lady mrs. obama they've challenged many mayors across the country to make sure all us mayors do we we can to he said the homeless of vets we'll do that in san francisco i want to thank our source of hours sharing michael are you are a wonderful agency and working on homes for heros on office of the city administrator it's street and residential hostilities of hotels lying ever like the one on kearny center the that is yet again another great model today, weer identifying that we have about 200 and 70 homeless
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veterans we're going to houses by the end of the year and identifying housing unit but asking for more help we're going to be helping help from the federal government we need to make sure that those vouchers that our veterans get have the opportunity value that is reflective of the kinds of housing costs our vets are facing even though we have perhaps enough of those vouchers to go around they don't reflect the high cost of living that's why we're advocating with hud and the freshen to increase the value 0 so this bmsz a more valuable thing the other part to request we have a deeper commitment by the property owners in san francisco we have great people who have served our country that are having have possession of the voufrngz and need homes and apartments and place kept off the market we
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want to make sure that we ask a broad venue of landlord and property owners throughout the bay area to assist us in low income those units for our fine veterans this is what we're nourng today begins with the city's commitment address my commitment as a son of a vet he want san francisco make sure i honor my father and his service by honoring the vets and treat them as they're my own kin as well we can't do more and better by treating them well they've stated that for the country our role to make sure we honor them and not just housing in our city when we welcome in vets do it in a holistic way services that are invaluable and a lot of issues have arisen for the vets we've
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identified over time and want to provide them with good health services and good job plummet and training that's why our office in concert with our homes are create a jobs portfolio for the vets for one stop and working with the trustees like ac election ralph at city college to make a ask the next question to those who are returning and work with them as they get the training and jobs of the 21st century we want to be there with supportive community community-based organizations and all the training agencies have a spot for veterans to make sure their convenient and assessable and effective in giving job training to our vets ultimately i want to make sure our vets with work in the 15 destroys that are indicative of our success as a
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city health care a big economic driver why not and tourism and hotel industry and culinary worlds best we're hosting the super bowl 50 why not have the opportunity veterans in that tourism and making sure they're part with us and earner good job in the technology industry over the course vets can help that is what we're doing with tech sf recruiting veterans and young people to work together to make sure they have the job skills and we're creating in our city a administrative reviews segment that hopefully regrets the kind of commitment for look good men and women in the past this is making things with our hands and something we want to work request city college and the
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local legislators have a brewery and candy and crocks or my favorite ice cream i can make ice cream over the course i can make my favor one scoop for you two scoops for me in all the destroys we want our vets strained and ready and able we'll be advise our employers that you have a very great pit in picking a veteran for a job while advocate and make sure you have every chance of success ublt though that housing is one of the most important things that's why the question what a crisis in the city and make sure that out of this crisis we emphasis the needs for people who have already as far as i am concerned for our country that is getting homes for our veterans we have more to say than when it comes to veterans that are homeless we want to make sure that they're off our
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streets and on to warm housing that's why we're securing the are long term leases with our residential hotel but we want to take over the vabt vacant hotels and rezoning do them and rezoning wire and rezoning paint and have them with new facilities and alliances just like 250 kearny street expensive but worth it you should see the faces of those they'll not be proudly when in they're in the center of where everything is happening and get a lot of good contact right next door in the restaurant and in the industries that are downtown to get the jobs we want those are all the things we're doing we're also building new housing for the veterans how about new housing in mission bay we've dedicated and break ground brand new
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housing for the veterans i'm proud of working with the mission bay residents they embraced that idea if the get go so 9 biotechnology companies and others welcomed the veterans where we have more and make sure that we preserve the housing that veterans with in right now and to make sure that a place like this gets a long he remember long-term history ♪ city and work with the presidio trust to make sure they how were you that as well i think that of all places and whether it is downtown, whether it is otis or the mission bay the presidio has extra matt haney because this is was the place a lot of people in the history took off to protect our country and welcome them so thank you veterans and the administration that is working
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with us and thank you to the community groups and homeless staff and outreach staff and the service providers thank you sam for your leadership you're taking acknowledge now in fulfilling big shoes that beven has in taking a - but most 0 importantly will to eir e every single one of our veterans thank you for your your sacrifice and service i have gifts i want to welcome up here for a little bit of discussion about his life and what this means where patrick >> thank you, sir (clapping.) >> we're really excited about moving into the academy today, i just my dog and i are owner move-in thank you to the plowshares and the mayor and
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people to help house everybody that is involved in the preservations in this city and country i'm truly grateful for this opportunity. >> thank you very, very much (clapping.) >> thank you, patrick and you know now for mark your welcomed to those welcoming bathes for the unit they have some good seeshltz and stuff you can much on a great partner in the city one i cherish flou plowshares your obvious on the other hand, and in people's lives and advertising us on the issue buses a day to day basis that is unavailable in central government to keep us on track so michael. >> (clapping.) thank you i don't want else to
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say you've covered that all geeze what can i say i'll say that this you know this building inspection former admitted base is the swords to plowshares to a place that people are former soldier are healing and having housing and since and response to that it is magical when you do things like give a veteran and can we to their own home helping with jobs and benefits that's a key we've been here since 2000 i said this base being able to take a deep breath and look around christie one of the most you beautiful spots this is worth several therapist i don't want to offending the therapist but taking a deep
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breath it is making a big difference with the community you know having a backing of mayor ed lee and this commitment that is what it takes takes a tremendous investment in the federal side and the federal assistance the veterans and the hope and a hope house and office all the working very hard people that is how it happens at the end of the day the veterans are there we need services on staff and onsite to make a difference in their lives they've what wife be able to do with the help in the city it is typifies a time we're grateful and onward and upward thank you so much really (clapping.)
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>> okay wow. wow, i get to give the keys to each one >> alfred welcome to your unit here (clapping.) thank you. >> thank you, sir. >> mark welcome to our unit thank you we're proud thank you. >> patrick welcome to your unit and your. >> reilly thank you very much. >> so we're going to take age tour all right. thanlittle tou
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