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december 15, 2015. san francisco municipal transportation agency brooks parking authority president obama director brinkman director heinecke is on his way from the train director nolan and director ramos describing and mr. chairman you have a quorum
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please silence all electronic devices. by person responsible maybe asked to leave the room cells set an vibrate you cause interruption for the approval of the minutes regular meeting so moved second. >> technical >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> the i's have it. thank you very much item 5 communication directors please be advised for the establishment of a blue zone on delores regarding the arguable and others - for closed session have within removed from the agenda at the request of staff item 6 introduction of new and unfinished business by board members. >> first happy new year and
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thank internal revenue leader ed reiskin for a fabulous 2015 we really feel the agency has accomplished so much and seeing a result often the streets with and know how much hard work we appreciate if very much and it is is mark of a great leader ed and the leaders and his leadership team they've moved forward hiring the right people supporting them and getting fabulous results happy new year and thank you to you and you're leadership team i don't see very many of you today but thank you. >> i'd like to add that the agency is so well served by every level we see it all the time basically continues very supportive and the ambitious - we get a well thought out and advanced on behalf of the people
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of san francisco and this board thank you very much and director reiskin thank you. >> so as just one more thing i'd like to request we adjourn in the memory of mary brown a city family member a brick coalition person was constitutional in the valencia street consul general he went on to get over graduate degree at san francisco state university was a member the agency and passed away at 46 and socializing misses by the family she was amazing so adjournment in her memory. >> other business and item 678 director's report. >> again director reiskin. >> happy new year mr. mayor and members of the board and public and stave a staff a few quick things fir twifr r tom
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maguire. >> like to add the forestry is joining me. >> houston is a traffic technician in the trespasser who has demonstrated sound ability for all covets events and street closer if approximately visits to others visiting san francisco to a small family scale event we worked with the public go to trouble shoot and solved problems they say defendable and over the last couple of years every position within a temporary and dependent decision making abilities to step enter a
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supervisory role to work with the consumers not only the events are signed correctly but successful and the public is invented as little as possible above and beyond the call of duty is great customer service person he determines the needs of each location and moves little handicap parking and moves the staff around and helps to keep the streets safe so all public events we host in san francisco, california took place a great positive example for this is a colleagues and supervisors with a positive easygoing attitude and a consider it done attitude for that reason we recognize. >> on behalf of the broshgdz he recognize that you're family is here we'll to see the folks we promise. >> we'll be on tv come on up.
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>> (laughter). (clapping.) this is my daughter charm and i'm glad she came today you don't i did not think she could make it her mom said she said and thank you very much for your service to the city thank you >> (clapping). >> we also have with us today mary lee our long time crossing guard working as a crossing gaud for mta for 38 years since 1977 (clapping.) since 1979 assigned to the
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school and being there for 36 years she's well known to the community as a puny i can't tell and courteous public sirntd with a positive attitude railing members of the commission a shift the commission recognized here and almost every year she's received an award that is a tremendous tremendous feather in the cap she reports 15 minutes earlier four her shift and makes sure that over ask the crows the street safely and for the parents and general public we are happy to have her protecting our vulnerable on the streets. >> on behalf of the board and the mta thank you for your services for 38 years you have
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family here good; right? >> right. >> (clapping.) >> mr. chair a few other recognized happy to announce that earlier this year the polk street bike way on the awards won the trails project if the bay area section of the american society of civil engineers in addition the city agency will recognize for the caesar chavez straight prong four outstanding highway projects and the central subway for outstanding projects and looking at those first two within polk and cesar chavez they are won 7 awards not just
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here but internationally with the outstanding projects i'll close by saying you're easily remarks and accommodations it is the kind of folks we recognize here and a lot of the folks on the engineers and mraernlz and mechanics and operators the pcos they're the ones that are responsible for the achievements we're able to accomplish in 2015 and 2016 on behalf of the team wear fortunate to have a strong workforce and it is our job to take the policies and budget authority you give us and give them the support to implement so thank you and happy new year. >> members of the public want to address the public reports. >> seeing none. >> the advisor report not seeing mr. whatever and
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the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission except agenda items. with respect to agenda items, 306k we have to speakers that have turned in speaker cards herbert wiener and another gentleman. >> good afternoon mr. wiener and herbert wiener the new line when is the resurrection will coffer absurdity street and terminate at 6 and clement street to get to the stop at samson and market street if the embarcadero e.r. to joining areas transfer will you been required ending the direct service if those areas this will result in garage travel time in addition there are be no stops at clemente streets and forcing are shoppers to walk a longer zoning
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districts e distance this will have an effect on the distances the line has been in the cross hairs of muni management for years it began with the clemente line to the new termination and now is effectively there because this new run will be a toe line the ensues have been taken from the droplett of their line fortunately passengers were you able to stop that from being end but the management says it will be a clean plan moving forward hopefully the busses will run frequently than in the past and not end in the evening the two clemente line was a good one until it was stopped when the department began it's on the tip of my tongue with that
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paratransit ask proposed for the disabled and seniors who bend from this line it is a solution for already overloaded service that is desperately he trying to serve the passersby just as this can be immediate bliss and strict advertising covers a awe strits. >> david and others good morning. >> good morning and a belaid new year's to all of you in any event i'd like about a one and thirty others senior cab drivers are what is called single operator permit households
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holders permanent a decision we have a certain amount of revenue for this there's been a decision made to end this program this is as closed to any kind of benefits for all the years of driving that we get and i think would recommend bra this program is terminated there b&b be a full board hearing to review it we want to consider the consequences to public service what will happen if at the terminate the f single operators permit holder for the taxi riding public over and over force them into a maneuver no. i don't think so this decision needs to be reconsidered at the
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full board level as soon as possible thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names). >> those are the last two speakers who turned if speaker cards. >> good afternoon commissioners and happy new year to all of you pursue i'm a colleague of david 123450id the name is glen eagle ending been driving a taxicab i'm 78-year-old and still driving not as much but we have a real concern one and 35 senior drivers they address this as single operators but it is allows up to 9 shifts no drivers by themselves is going to do that but to combrd of osmosis senior drivers the ones that you
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are still out taking care of the senior passersby people what wheelchairs a walkers and canes elderly that don't have smart phones yet the mere thought of could go this smacks to me of age discrimination measure and simple on average those drivers have been driving thirty years they're in the neighborhood of 70 years of age this is absolutely ridiculous i mean, why would anyone say we need to get the most experienced out of the industry and leave to people that are licensed we'll leave this to the uber lyft so much turnover the tons of money that is driven they'd be gone please address this and at least we expect that and deserve that my
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feeling those green house gas emissions so be experienced to regular medallions and the people that have most this of the medallions these days were handed they got on a a list most of the drivers got on the listless because of hundreds of people never got an medallion so thank you very much for additionally that. >> howard the last person to submit a speaker card. >> good afternoon corrections and happy new year i want to add something to your work schedule this year we know that the budget is a very political process but also, if he look at the budget we ought to look close enough to see who subsidies more you're transit rider subsidies more private cars i think if we study this in great detail and deal
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with the special things i'll see more work are you guys you'll have to approve certain sdpingz probable a thousand budget item is this the drivers e.r. the disabled how pays all the different stuff i hope we can dig into this in a complete way you know we have the push and pull of politics that gets us to where we are this is not satisfactory in the areas of the politics we can use facts and study it it would be it may take some of the expenses this is not for transit this is not only for cars but it is split it up you don't have to make that decision and then certain fees like i would look at the parking text
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it is a fee for giving someone the conveniences and right to hold the piece of san francisco place in parking for in their convenience and others fee they agree to pay the fee it is market rate these kinds of decisions should be made in the public and transit riders think they don't get enough let's discover the facts as you anyone else care to address the board seeing none. >> moving to our complete calendar directors i've annunciations 10 p.s. .2 and 6 have's cabin severed i've not received any other requests from the boards or members of the public for any other items. >> is there a motion to approve. >> motion to approve. >> any further discussion.
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>> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> the i's have it. >> moving to inform item 11 for the sfmta 2015 financial audit. >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon happy new year to everybody i don't see the auditor here they were supposed to be here so we can wait or do it i will do any presentation it is required they do a presentation in front of you. >> okay. thank you. >> all right moving forward to item 12 then approving the sfmta 2016 legislative program. >> good afternoon ms. >> good afternoon, directors this is the faster meeting i've seen. >> not over yet. >> fair enough. >> you're not with the auditors outside are you
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(laughter). >> thank you for the opportunity this afternoon to present the 2016 go legislative program you've seen this format so i'll not go over the packet but a quick overview utilized to acknowledge our local are affairs person that has done a fabulous job and the way that the local program is laid out the ongoing engagements and relationships with a reaction those are broad in addressing the board of supervisors and little transportation authority with those entities and moving on to the high priorities that are fulfilling the local agenda
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this year is the approval the budget the 2015 ballot for the charter measure which is yet to be determined for the november 2016 election as well as other things with the sustainability program which a comprehensive program for the sustainability fee all of that will entail the hand in hand work that is necessary for the supervisors following onramp it will be the contracts and grants that need to go to the full board fettered at the local level related to vision 2025 and item a through e programs you've been briefed on, on an ongoing basis that also have various aspects recommended to local approve with with the brt's that will execute the small combranlt
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agreement in the spring and aspects the muni for the record and the central subway and market street that's a lot all of those major initiates underway on with an o one stage or another i'll leave the locals program if you have any questions certainly will encourage you to ask them and bill and i will respond moving to the stated this year, the approach i wanted to reflect on the fact we're hesitate in the second year the occurred two year legislative session obamacare in the legislative start up time, if you will, we're, on the success in year one with the i mentioned action with the enforcement of parking violations and consistent with san francisco leadership on the
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free muni for youth program we were successful in working with cal spaca to secure $41 million in cap & trade for light rail vehicles an ongoing effort with the state this year as we move into 2016 the governor under item one will realize his budget on thursday that will be a start to the conversation about the budget within that context will be an ongoing conversation started last june in infrastructure investment and a something else session in praerlt to the current legislative session our efforts working studying with other transportation agencies a glimmer of hope for a moment i would say in august or september but then as time passed no reaching of the agreements we were able to get the votes this
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session is formally in place that is to is if there were something to come to pass in terms of of an agreement on a fund source that is directed to future translation we will pathologically have something news worthy to talk about as of today in predictions under cap & trade the good afternoon will speak on thursday the program is growing in size i think san francisco was very successful in achieving $341 million this past year in the superintendant guerrero city program that program is going to grow the funding circles are moving into two year cycle that will be followed by 5 years and our decision to see had a is the most expensive as they feeds on this important program it is important to remember whatever
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we put forward has to show the enernex between the green house gas emissions and our team is figuring out what is the best project that is eligible for the fund give feedback, if you will, to the guidelines to evaluate those projects and advance those projects working with the designation some of them were set aside to the programs hike transit in the europe city capitals rails there is still a lot of money on the table thursday we'll see whether the governor choices to make a call but those dollars are in play we have an arbitrary to insure that at least to the extent those radio designated by little transportation forces they go to transportation the third item on the agenda is really i'll characterize is as
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the centerpiece in addition to the initiates it initiative it is vabs at the state level the proposal is to embrace all aspects of the education and evaluation and policy and look to specifically the action strategies commitment to seek authorization for the use of automated speed enforcement it is currently prohibited state law we have about this working with the walk sf and little bike coalition and others allies to start early in building the probation of support on the possibility of getting approval for this we have an interested and eager champion partner in
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the city of smoz you you know you're experience with the transit only lane enforcement program revealed us is us the long-standing concerns with regards to the use of cameras anytime you be enforcements activity we'd like to have so grinning to the conversation another voices that perhaps have not been as historians for example, public health interests those families that suffered losses 12 will take a broad coalition of interests if we are successful we can say that the city is 12 in alignment with the springs and braid in having sdouptd this as a provided strategy parking policy this is really again sort of a place holder and put 24 to the extent any
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legislation related to assessable parking or 12k5i7b89d parking or more some of us in the organization that continue to serve and resources when asked because san francisco has done love work i was on a panel and folks in the room from oakland and los angeles in particular that look at this but i think that at this point, we're not sponsoring the legislation but certainly serve as a enforcement as san francisco has zone on item 5 this is also a place a holder is having as is relates to the taxis and potentially others disruptive technologies initiative modes of transportation we will be mindful for this board in this role as a taxi regulate our to bring to those issues the
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concern that has been expressed brother the board before in this second year on some of the legislation that was introduced last year such legislative to require the tmc to enroll in the there that was entacked r acted ensue other pieces of legislation having to do with drug and alcohol testing you're aware of based on previous conversations with the board the last item oh, under 6 to make sure we work cooperating with the city partners when we do go to the city, state, legislation committee which we do when we have a proposal for bills that fit within the pharynx with other city departments the last and it will be brief under federal legislative priorities we are happy to report that we have a federal
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multi year transportation reauthorization dubbed the fast act it is a 5 year bill and it grows the program sort of modestly but transportation interests are very pleased with a multi program and really what happens after that we look for opportunities to weigh in an transportation that effects the agencies priorities the second item on here is making sure that we keep on track with the federal fund infunctions for the central subway and van ness brt the subway has to years left with the federal funds the next one is van ness brt to make sure those funds are commented and the number 3 is looking for
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other competitive grant we've exceeded in the tiger program last year others programs that will be keeping an eye on on grant opportunity which is where that item is for and the last one gosh at this point, i'll be disappeared we've seen that 5 millions times lee last month in the legislation they enacted the cropping congress and the president signed into law the par it's between vanderpool riders to workload 200 and 50 conflict of interests parking is treated equally in addition to it being permanent but adjusted for inflation really good news and i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> >> members of the board q's. >> i have questions on the
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other legislation for the tmc any i'd like to hear more details about we're work with puc we want particularly i don't know some sort of coordination so i'm on one hand any discussion of any sort of legislation limiting 9 amounts of types of vehicles on the street. >> the answer to the last one i've not heard anything specifically but trying to figure out where is the place to navigate frankly the puc again, just issued rule macro that an order we're looting related to the tmc you know unlike others interest areas where we plug into statewide organizations that you can really bring kind of a coordinated voice it is an area that didn't have that what you find we're trying to convene
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as of last summer to engage that is our best opportunity to really see how our others managing it constantly evolving realm i don't have an honest answer but working with the city attorney's office that involves more on the xum we're trying to be close 2, 3, 4 coordination what is happening with that. >> i would suggest on that i think under those a natural industry we can seek input that is the taxi industry we hear from them to the extent that you can it is filtered i wonder if it make sense to coordinate is others in los angeles not only what legislation or regulations
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may favor with respect to the tmcs but they favor to themselves to be able to be more competitive i will urge it discussion. >> thank you that's very - >> thank you good presentation i want to say thank you, again, for the amount safety enforcement included in there i know we have tough lifting around that you mention the eye ever cameras for enforcement continues to cause issues for some people that will be fascinating so show how it includes the situation i have high hopes it will not be a quick fix we've seen in surveys our insistence that satisfaction with the pedestrian environment
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is an area we're losing ground because people are understanding the streets are not as safe it will be important to continue extort capture that this disappointment what is like to be a pedestrian not only in san francisco but other crowded areas thank you for continuing to work on that. >> thank you just briefly i wanted to add share the interests from some folks we've received correspondence around the transit on this to get those enforced as quickly as possible i know what happened last year in terms of you know the camera enforcements on the vehicles for moving violations i do know there is an increased need for this in other cities as well i know particular effort are you know across the bay in oakland
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and smoz and los angeles, san diego, shortening o stockton it feel like enough critical mass to help get this through i want to emphasize we going to need it once they come online and really hope you're taking that and running with that as solidly as possible in particular in support of community. >> i'll be happy to give a comment. >> okay. >> award to us to cite for driving in transit lanes that under the proposal that was excluded in the proposal meet with strong resistance from the bill would 0 have been defeated from the assembly by the triple
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a and other resource those are positioned that were taken at the time i don't think necessarily building those are unretractable decisions we continue to explain the benefits and the burden that the system what work that we can bring organizations along when we continue to make the case it not about revenue it is not about the current bound but safety and performance but with regard - i've had conversations with brt and others in terms of looking for the similar authority with the brt project and in the case ever brt double parking i appreciate that coming from the
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board members a little other organization it is really a question who is going to position themselves for a pursuit ensue certainly b be a resource. >> when you're ready to go again, you've have a lot of allies where a lot of support whenever possible it is critically important opportunity to move our transit along and get anymore people using transit and cost operations all of that thank you very much for you're direction. >> and supervisor campos i'll add to van ness and market street i've spoken to people and feedback if the taxi drivers it was great the first several weeks pcos out there enforcing it oublt we cannot have all the councilmember parks on the
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streets every day but we now have although anecdotally from two sets of drivers how great it is when the laws are enforced and which other things have not yielded. >> i'd like to ask you a question this is terrific about san francisco, however, we're part of region could you describe by corrosive venues with washington and legislative things as far as congress all together and outreach from the bodies before you presented this. >> yes. as a matter of fact i would say in a positive we meet about october with our partners at the regional level you know, i can is positively the results are that mp c is by the commission last week including the language that will allow
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them to be positions to support some of our initiatives like the speeding to the extents actually throughout the session we working closely with our transit colleagues as well as go transportation county c m a to make sure that the extents we have the alignment we're speaking with multiple voices we do that didn't mean when it comes to funding the measures i'm hearing some things that will take our pocket at our expense at someone else's benefit we're playing defense on some of the things but, yeah we do cooperate the clerk will take the roll with them. >> there will be no washington legislative conference so it is important to say the region support and some give and take agencies will fill our pockets
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at the same time so all of this together. >> the nature the beast. >> i'm not we're not doing if thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> any members of the public. >> no members of the public have indicated an interest in the matter. >> come on come up. >> it helps when you turn in a speaker card. >> howard. >> when someone does a great job on this give them more work here is more things in the same order locally it is about time we changed the laws that require the planning laws that require the commercial businesses to provide the capital had you get rid of of the required parking guess what there are a source office future funding you'll figure out in the years to come
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and continuing on i put my sfmta proof hat and supportive of cameras to enforce the right-of-way and one more thing add the yield to bus laws somehow we're not going to be able to afford putting bus stops in many cases it will not pay when a bus runs every 15 or 20 minutes but keep that before us for another minute those buses you really want to maintain the schedule to look to the 5 of that same thing we need a sign that says yield to transit a book of signs you can't put the signs on the street unless it is in the book it sign is when we reach nevada even pedestrians
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yield to transit move the bus lines to help to provide us with the service so this is great you're attacking this early and done a great job. >> anyone else to address the board. >> to the gentleman's point it is important to acknowledge we're sorry a little bit hoarse today, we do that with full buses when the school buses stop we all stop and plenty of the support for something like that so i don't know how far we can go with the efforts like that. >> thank you ms. bloomer. >> we need a most 80 motion to approve. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? >> back to item 11 the sfmta financial audit.
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>> good afternoon again. >> happy new year again, if i can use the overhead. >> that will show up but to get started the mta audit as you may know this is part of city's overall audit it is selected by whoops - the auditor is selected by the controller and it has 3 consonants a financial audience with audit and go status and look at it by the stakeholders we work with and this is your grand compliance the sfmta, looked at this to make sure we're doing everything good with the grants and imagine that every year the auditors recommendation for any issuance and so for no finding is over the years this is good news jumping into numbers
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looking at the numbers here's our information comparing the last f for our operating side 90 in our operating revenues down by $23.02 main reasons the low taxi medallion sales and the parking fines and penalties went down we saw increases in the operating grants doing better that financially with the grants we had a decrease for the central subway that didn't mean a funding gap but the timing for the grants of central subway but the good news we saw more money in the general fund to offset the decreasing line items our expenses went down $21 million
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and here so the majority of discharges in expenses were in 3 line items one in personal services so for the row counting based the county legislation and lower fuel costs the city has no fuel contract and we have purchased new vehicles four materials and parts not having to fix as much that's good news and were able to reallocate the police orders to fund the bicycle capital improvement plan and so we had a decrease in the payouts that was in addition to the fy number 14 was larger a because we had a significant amount of payouts an increase in the paratransit contract and trying to fund for capital
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improvement plan and that's the other line item so let's see ohoh - so a quick last slide the balance sheet this is a snapshot of assets and liabilities so our assets went up by over $4 million that is cash due to the grants we also saw increases on almost every line item but we have the liabilities exceeded our assets by that amount so i'm going to turn it over to lisa that will do their report. >> good afternoon. welcome. >> good afternoon happy new year thank you okay so ms. booze went over the
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financial of the finances of the year the operating for mta as the extra auditor i'm required to have discussions with members of management and have the slide up here for you so we want to remind the board you're responsibilities under the general september 11th controls that the organization has within their operations we don't express on thinking outside the box opinion on interim controls but required to report any finding as was mentioned not reporting to management over the years and have to design and implement the procedures to not absolutely assure the finances are a statement if we provide the audit will be going on for years and perform the test with certainly laws and regulations
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as it relates to the audits with the laws and regulations we opi opine on the fidget statements this year, the mta received a clean bill of health and a modified statement we apply the limited procures to what we call the dna analysis this management provides a narrative and not going to the rigorous procedures and mta accounting policies are noted to those financial statements in addition to discussing the quantify aspects but the policies they have what the county process included within the financial statements are stementsz that management makes it is impossible to tell with the
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pension liability will be over the end of time as of a certain date how the workers' compensation will be with the liability so managements prepares o estimates we work with the tick what has been marked as so taking the financial statements as a whole - the audit completed in the time we discussed with
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management. >> so also as we raider to note any of the following let the board know there is no difficulties with management to our knowledge no problems with the accountants they've had office of the city administrator on issues no major issues discussed with the retention as auditor and management provided a representation letter they're required to do taking responsibility for their financial statements so this presentation is intend for that the board so see if you have any questions. >> i have a question i was in consultation so 86. >> it's not the issues they've noticed but only to let us know if any communication not necessarily so. >> likewise. >> they talk to each other i see that is a requirement but
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what's the down see of talking to something else. >> there is isn't a down does the city auditors have an auditor as well and oftentimes the 3 parties meet together to come to a meeting the minds to come to the standards there is a lot of conversation so not those are not bad things to communicate so the discussions - and i want to ask a question members of the board. >> yeah. one comment to go back do the conversation that was hit on number 3 i think the decrease in operating revenues due to the lower sales and parking penalties i know as we were phasing sf park in and new meters one of the stated goals we don't want to give people parking tickets we prefer them
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to pay for parking and move on and not get a ticket is this the results are we seeing the decrease in parking ticket. >> due to the medallions the fact we were issuing a lot of citations from sunday parking and sunday parking was disconnected for 1 to 14 that was the biggest reason for citations. >> i believe the accounting for citations over the course a gradual decline in sieksz issues whether the results it is easier to pay the fines than for parkinsonian we know that but if you take out sunday parking enforcement it is roefk in
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decline singles 2007 you can 2008 a yeah, the the gentleman is correct about 8 hundred declined at citations issued. >> i thought for the cigarette tax things you want to decline becomes a prime sense of revenue the higher you take 9 - is it costs something when it is $20 to pack on the sidewalk now it is 78 or more. >> interesting i thought i'd not find this so fascinating it is fascinating so the ramification of actions it does peak any interest in times of sf park and be taking a look at at packing i think that people appreciate the new meters and appreciate being able to park it is interesting to see those
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numbers. >> thank you. >> anyone else. >> thank you directors i'll submit another factor someone cut their street sweeping in half (laughter). >> so - and then to clarify on the decline in revenue in medallion sales that is more a factor that we sold a lot of medallions sort not a situation we budgeted for a lot of mettle revenues it didn't happen it on this changed when with i rolled out the program we sold a lot of medallions. >> that's correct it is actuals to actuals the rate of medallions sales and transfers has been lover anticipated and right not to the tune of $15 million lower this is the difference; right? >> well, that is the case that
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we actually did sell a lot less medallions in 2015 because we didn't have the medallions to sell that's part of the reason. >> well, i people's it is a question that beyond this did we have a number bunted how much we thought we'd get off the medallion sales and how close to that number. >> were that who with blood the last few years i don't know how scientifically that number is developed it may have been by the year we sold a lot of medallions. >> we have not had a single default an manages. >> not a single default and looking for people purchasing medallions. >> thank you very much. >> did we need an action no director this is for information only no members of
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the audience. >> moving to item 13 and i'll acknowledge a billion dollars multi capital budgets our cfo as done a interrelation job of getting us to the pointed those audits come and go and a lot of work behind the scenes but the audits come and go without notes of concern a complex budget giving the resources and all the way i want to acknowledge the work of her and her team to make sure we search warrant a clean audit every year. >> it's appreciated. >> mr. chairman i nodded the head of the largest union i don't know why he's here but request you over him the courtesy not to have to sit through the entire events.
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>> happy new year. >> happy new year. >> happy new year to all last year, of course, we have had some accomplishments a lot of things we've been working on safety to our members of the public and everyone else in the city from our stand point we definitely time to continue that our part what's our responsibility as employees and a union to make this work briefly i'm sure you've seen the newspapers a couple of weeks ago last week about the issues surrounding 5 years waste preservation so hopefully you can we can sit down and talk about that more i know there is more to it then sitting and saying okay what's right and wrong but hopefully over the next few weeks we'll sit down and talk about that for individuals you employ who are
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bailey making it in this region not just in san francisco we center like 80 percent of you're employees transit operators don't live in the city if you're not briefed i'm you pretty much you k pretty sure you guys are here equipment for one or two of what rolled out with the waste progression and you're employees experience being unable to barely make that one can say who's fault let's see if we have a remedy soon sooner or later thank you. >> thank you and director for seeing. >> ms. bloomer. >> okay got that down. >> all right. moving to item 13 with the 4 hundred various
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section to increase the rates in parking meter and to eliminate a fee for transaction debit cards or paid by phone service and mr. chairman there is no members of the public that addressed an interest on this matter. >> quietly not double the fee (laughter). >> it's nice to come good afternoon howard you don't i just don't come here to speak for parking meters 27 cents i don't understand when we buy you're gasoline we savior 80
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cents to pay cash and somehow the credit card companies allow that over the state one fee to pay cash and another with a credit card why can't we do that with meters and when you raise fees parking fees by 25 credence you'll go crazy on it applies to the convenience fee for credit cards or whatever that's their own choice i came here to speak to why it is necessary to change this thing our banks feel they own two or three percent of whole knew they thought they owned 0 the whole housing market they almost destroyed us we should encourage people not to use the card but if they had it
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costs 27 cents i don't understand the whole thing i was looking forward to someone telling us more about that. >> members of the board. >> do we have an explanation my understanding is that it is not our decision; correct? >> correct it is not up to us on the transaction fee the agreement between the city eetsz is bank of america has an underlining agreement with the transaction charges on the question about the gas companies carve out in state legislation that allows them to charge the transactions for credit cards that's why we have to reduce the $0.27 transaction fee. >> what the contracts i mean, the priorities -
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>> yeah. >> we actually discovered it after the approved the transaction nia fee and found out by way of you shouldn't have done that unfortunately, we didn't know that but b before we approved the transaction. >> what it it come up. >> it got renewed by the city. >> what was interesting and director reiskin brought this up if you pay tax they can charge you are transaction fee but from the public is toughing and has a tough of the meters or a tough touch to the transaction it is not credit card it is difficult to understand it took us months to understand what applies to the fee and the city attorney was a helpful. >> in a sharing the gentleman's concern we made every effort to make sure we
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didn't have to - in the end the citywide agreement is pretty clear we need to come into alignment what that maybe a little bit different there is benefit to us when folks use credit cards because although we're paying the processing we're not paying the cash handling in a way that maybe removed disincentive for us to use towards credit cards as meter payments any consolation. >> we have a question we haven't had to give back the transaction fees we've charged so for. >> no i believe there was some threat of fees that will be assessed we're not to have made 24 change and presuming you
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approve the change we will actually execute the change rather quickly to avoid a position we're doing something in violation of the code but no financially course to date. >> well with technology and the irony howard needs i'll make a motion to approve and labor more work to do around parking i looking at look forward to that coming before us. >> second and i have a maybe a procedural question a piece of this that raise the limit and therefore, the parking fees charged by everybody i suppose of what method they pay as you may know i'm looked at to do that on a one time basis for do
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we have policy as a procedural matter can we do what we're doing in the context of our indexing policy or somehow i mean again, i'm not against it we tried it we can't pass it into the credit cards holders but i want to be careful about this at least make clear that the one time it forced action. >> that's correct you compasses not to use indexing policy in 2009 and meter fees is you carved out (laughter) the board explicit raise the meter fees since 2009 because and didn't apply the index to meter fees. >> we've held them flat. >> since 2009 arch over the course we'll be coming o coming back to you with ideas of expanding the pricing model for
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parking meter fees to the rest of the city one option to put the parking meter into the indexing with the new option or re78dz to take the sf park model and bring that citywide so that those i mean and what we've done in the meantime is neither so one quarter to demands we have essentially left them untouched for the last 6 years. >> i've forgotten that points that maybe part of messaging we have not raised parking meter in 5 years so thank you. so, now i'm remembering that i'll second the motion. >> any further >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> emphasizing the i's have it. thank you. >> decorations it will be priority for a motion as to whether to conduct a closed
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session and also for the record the items the jack matter is off the record no discussion or amended litigation. >> motion to closed session. >> a closed session. >> second. >> any further discussion. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> the i's have it. we'll go into closed session. >> all right. >> mr. chairman item 15 announcement of closed session the mta directors discussed the
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pa let case the board of directors settle the matter for the removal from the discussion and directors item 15 disclose or not disclose to discuss. >> not disclose. >> second >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> okay. >> director that includes. >> adjourning in memory of ms. brown and signed the letter and also remind you, we have two more meeting many month the 15 >> the 19 and 26. >> you're working group that will be it. >> and second that will start at 9 o'clock a full day of fun. >> we're looking forward it it thank you, everyone and happy
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new year behalf of all the gues the staff at st. anthonys it is great to have your here this morning.
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[applause] >> here at st. anteanys work with people who are homeless and those on the virj of becomes homeless and what we have sheen more aunch unforch-footly than not is people that feel isolated and excluded so very happy to see when the mayor has something to say about the homeless pop ylgds he comes to the tenderloin and st. ancyanys. we insisted those we serve the homeless in particular are not the problem, they are brothers and sisters. the problem has to boo with us and the way we structure our liferb jz cities and thijsss like that see great to see when we want to do something about homelessness the mayor is coming forward and making good proposals for how we can solve our problem,
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not fix the homeless. >> [applause] >> there are a lot of people here working for years on that problem. it is a problem for the whole community but it is also one we need to thitsy to step forward to help us do so we welcome the mayor in his remarks today. without further ado, i would like to recognize a couple people here that have come and been long involved ing these issue. angela alota is here today. from the san francisco interfaith counsel we have mikem pops and rita chimal. supervisor marc farrell is here. supervisor jewel jewel yechristensen and all the
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department heads here of the city and all the community based organizations that are represent. thank you for coming and welcome to st. anthony's >> good morning everyone. thank you all for being here. let me begin with just comment about some things that have occurred in the last 48 hours that i know are on peoples minds and want to address that right off before i get fl to had body of the speech. but i want to start out with some words about the officer involved shooting that occurred yesterday in the bay view and rutted in the death of a man. let me first say
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that any time, any time, there is a officer involved shooting i take that extremely seriously and so does our chief. i have seen the video too you know, you look at the video and you just-before my words came out, we were yelling drop the dam knife. i already spoken to the chief and there will be a thorough and transparent investigation of this incident without delay and know the public deserves this and expect it and i expect it as well and will make sure the community knows all the details about this. i also want to take a moment of silence with all of you to remember the victims of the tragic and sensely shootings in san dern bernardino yesterday. our
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thoughts are with the victims and families and the people of san francisco grieve with them. but you know, you know what they really deserve? those families deserve action. deserve the congress that will stop this madness, stop and by enacting sensible limit ozen deadly fire arms and they need to do that now. [applause] we cannot just accept this. we cannot just accept this. thank you. thank you. and again, good morning everybody and thank you for being here. first again i want to say thank you to the [inaudible] and barry for hosting us this morningism barry you
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and the staff for helping the needy and velinable throughout the city is a inspiration to me and it is never tiring to cut turkey with you bury. i also want to say thank you to our elected and appointed officials and community leaders and pleny of the non-profits providers are here this morning, thank you for joinsing us today. i'm very proud for being reelected your mayor. this is a wonderful city and want to say thank you to the voters of san francisco who believe in our solutions oriented and collaborative approach to solving problems and have asked us to return to do more. thaupg for placing your trust in me for the next 4 years. this is the greatest city in the world and i'm honored and humbleed as the mayor to serve another term. you know,
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i often said and will continue saying i love the city, i love it as much of any of you and also with you. i love that we never run from the challenges. we confront them with our progressive optimism and something that has come to define our city in all of us. we tackleed a whole lot this last 5 years and some the most complicated and intractable challenges remain and i ran for a second term so we can work on them together. foremost among the challenges wrun we struggled with for decades is homelessness. let there be more doubt, the collective best effort like service providers like all you in the room today have certainly made a difference. i know that
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because i have been paying a attention to this for many years. while i may be a little silent sometimes, i watch, i talk to people, i engage and once in a while i might be lucky enough to hand out a key. you are the ones, everyone in the room, you are the ones giving the hor heroic rfts at front line staff on a midnight shift at the shet ers and do the outreach and are case managers with a challenging loud. or you may be the one cleaning up the streets so people might have a cleaner street to be on because that is the only place they have. the best evidence of all of the work collaboratively is the over 20,000
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formally homeless people living indoors. living independently and with the social and emotional support that they need and that the needs that are met with our city services or they might be back in their home towns. but, despite this we haven't eliminated homelessness. as we house and serve thousands, they are replaced by new thousands. people, people who fall in homelessness here, people sent from other states or people who arrive every day seeking a better life in our city. as a result we continue to have people living on the street, under the freeway, in tents on the sidewalk and some even without tents. all together,
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more than 3500 people are street homeless in san francisco. human beings. human beings with hopes, with fears, susceptible to cold and rainy weather. human being who deserve or compassion. we know there are nearly the same number of people without homes that are living in our shelter, treatment programs or temporary situations. friends , this isn't a healthy way to live, you know that and i know that, especially if children are a part of that family. it is not just a growing problem here in san francisco by the way and we all know that as well. major cities across our country, la, new york, honolulu, seattle and more and the state and federal governments offer us too little assistance. that's why next
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week i'll join at least 5 other mayors on the west coast and our federal government representatives to explore federal funding opportunities and policy changes in the area of homelessness. i know we look at the streets sometimes and the encampments and the depth and complexity the problem jz to some it all might feel hopeless, but as your may frr the next 4 years i'm optimistic because today in san francisco all of the ingreedgents of success are here to end homeless for thousands of our fellow citizens. thanks to a historically strong economy we do have resources. we certainly have creativity and know we got the passion. for our serviceers providers
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and city staff, we have the energy that is required. we have public support to try new more effective approaches. but you know what is missing? what is missing is the ingredient lacking for generations, it is what we call, real cooperation. we can't solve street homelessness, but it will if we want to , it will require cooperation. we have seen this cooperation at the place called, the navigation center at 1950 mission street. when community providers work with city departments, when the private sector in the surrounding community all come together with us, we actually are creating a national model for ending homelessness. so, next year we are going to
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do something bold that skills up the cooperation and coordination this requires and we see at the navigation center all of that happening across the board on homelessness. i will call apauss all the departments to work together with our community based organizations, advocate and national expert to ert change and reform or government and other, and will create a department with a mission to end homelessness here in san francisco. [applause] i begin by not just making-i know people have worked on this for years and want to acknowledge first the great work of our past mayors, feinstein and agnos, mayor jordan and
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willie brown, of course gaveen newsome. i want to build on each of their legacies for addressing homelessness. of course our former supervisor alota talks about passion. she dedicated a life time to the work and want to say thank you for being here and thank you for being a trusted advisor and advocate and one that reminds everybody we got to get to better solutions. i want to also acknowledge the good work of our former supervisor bevan dufty and director of hope for the last years for tireless work with service providers and client to move people into better lives. i learned a lot with bevan, but i felt his passion avenue day he has been on the job. and today, building on the work that came before we begin a new agency, a
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agency with a budget and mandate to solve homelessness. we'll bring together under one roof the multitude of homeless outreach, housing, shelter and supportive services that exist across many different departments. over the last 20 years, we increased our spending on homelessness because the crisis got worse. but because we didn't have a central department for homelessness we layered program upon program across a dozen different department said and then we expected the better outcome. no one agencyies mission was homelessness and today we fix that. with greater coordination we expect better results, more efficiencys and deep er accountability. to make this new department a realty
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next year i'll be calling upon the leadership of barbarager seea director of public ehealth, trent roar director of human sunchss and [inaudible] director of hope. together we have aurltd r already implemented some the most forward thinking progressive homeless policies in the country. we created the nations first navigation center, which is just 9 months that we have successfully moved more than 250 people off the streets into healthier settings. great progress towards ending chronic veterans homelessness is done these last few years tackling family homelessness we made great progess. a new investment in supportive housing of 29,000,000 this year. i want to saw they think to tren, barbara and sam and all
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your team said for pourer your hearts in this work and thank you for joins forces with us to take it to the next level vlt i want to say a special thank you to public works. i know that department . you kept our streets and have done your best and for always having a positive interaction with the homeless people and compassion and thank you for taking on the smelliest dirtgist jobs in town. i also want to say thank you to all of the people who are own single room occupancy hotels in the city thmpt hotels that are cooperating and working with us to make these units available for people transitioning out of homelessness. that is stock of housing. we never thought through our past loousts and insistence to get code
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enforcement, we didn't realize how valuable they are to us and a valuable assess they can be. i know some people will say, a department to solve homlessness mayor. 93 eve. we can't solve homelessness in san francisco. i know that will will be peoples comments. i say we will end homelessness every every single day for @ least one person. for at least one family. for at least a veteran every single day. i know because i have felt the power of giving keys to people exactly in those situations. we will end it for every 1 for every day for someone who suffers on our street. that is what the purpose of
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creating this department is about. i want a staff at this new department, each person on the staff will come to work every morning with a single minded focus on ending homelessness for people on the streets. i want the measure of the work of this department and my office to be answering this question, what did i do to end homelessness on our city streets today and what did i do to give people a stable shelter, a home and a path to a healthier life. that is what i want them to ask themselves every single day. i want that to be the question that they ask of themselves. you know, ending homelessness in a very simple way is a matter of priorities. to get there we have to double down on programs that truly work. we have to coordinate with partners, federal, state and other cities. we
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have to share and do the best practices and we have to also share our challenges with each other. and you know, i always am focused and concerned about congress and as you know, congress is largely abandoned homelessness in the country and we in san francisco can't wait frathe politics of waug wash dc to arrive, we have tolead and we lead with values. our san francisco values. that is what being a san franciscan is all about, isn't it? it is our values. to be fully able to achieve this vision i'm inviting a group of national experts to advise how to create and set the mandate for this new department. i have spoken to president obamas point person on homelessness, matthew dorty
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and he agreed to come out and advise and has the expertise of looking at programs across the country to see what works. we want to be egressive on this but want to be practical at the same time. how will we define sausking street homelessness? what are the investments we are making and how can we double down on this? is there something that we can be doing that we are not already doing? i aults want to invite the local homeless coordinating board to serve as a formal advisory body during the process. we convened san franciscos best and brightest on that commission and definitely need your input. i invite all of you here, every one of you, the people working hard every day day in and out to join in defining the new effort as well because i'll present this plan with the budget this coming year.
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foremost among the efforts of the department are expanding the successful navigation center program. we learned that by removing barrier tooz entry into the shelter program and pairing ever navigation center with a housing exist we are making a difference. we already committed the funding in the budget this year to double our capacity at the navigation center and the department will significantly increase to this model. we'll coordinate outreach and build more centers and secure more housing exists. certainly this requires serious funding. since i took office we have spent all most 100 mil yen more every year on homeless services and housing and my commitment today is this, to never let our
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city slip backwards on our funding priorities. that means movering forward we'll spend at threes 250 million a year on outreach and housing for 10s of thousands of people. we know success isn't mesered by how much money we spend, you know that. accountability matters. we are measured by the number of human beings we lep off our streets and into a better life and by conditions on our streets also improving at the same time. so, i'm setting a ambishish but i believe an achievable goal for the second term. by the time i leave office we will move at least 8 thousand people out of homelessness and we'll remove them out of homelessness forever.
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[applause] and we'll build a system that ends a persons homelessness before it becomes chronic. that is another thing we learned from the navigation center and we'll do this and achieve this all together. we'll do this by housing families, veterans long term homeless to homeward bound program and long term care for the seriously mentally ill. i also need cooperation for the private sector and philanthropic partner tooz participate as well. i already started conversation with san francisco's business leaders on this particular goal. business leaders, big and small, about a multi-year partnership to add additional navigation centers to the cities portfolio. to them across the board i say thank you and begin
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by saying a personal thank you to our first anonymous private donor to the the first navigation center. i'm excited for our partnerships to develop more in the coming months just like the way we started our first navigation center. it was a partnership with faith and funding sources and community in the mission and then everybody else. we need more partnership models like our effort to end family homelessness in the elementary schools which is the focus of [inaudible] 2 great civic leaders. no less different than our technology leaders like nob nub who also became a partner to end veterans homelessness by funding a viable new housing for them in mission bay. letting people live on our
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streets exposed to violence and whether that isn't compassion. it isn't healthy, it isn't safe and it does want represent who we are as san francisco and it is not our san francisco values. you know, i'm also proud of our city coming together over something that used to be controversial and i'm talking about lauras law. thank you for visor marc farrell, thank you for your leadership in this effort on a issue that used to divide a lot of us, now it units us with a comma causs because we are figuring it out. since we launched our consensus program just last month we have already received 28 referals from ern concerned family members
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and service providers. some of the most severely mentally ill they are finally getting help. laura's law is one the many compassionate programs we should be doing in partnership with our courts and district attorney and justice system. san francisco values means we won't lock people up or persecute them just for being mentally ill. that won't happen and won't happen as long as i'm mayor, but we can use the resources our justice system to make sure people are getting better heltier outcomes. i want to challenge the courts, our public defender and district attorney and health provider tooz come together in the same spirit of collaboration that i proposed today. coming together with your diverse responsibilities and your legal mandates to better serve those
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desperately in need of our help because i will challenge you with the same outcome i'm calling upon everyone else. let's talk about not just our legal mandates, lets also talk about outcomes for people. [applause] it is not compassionate and you will agree with me on this to let people suffer silently, to medicate with drugs and call and live an unhealthy life on our streets, that is not compassion and we are empowered to help the seriously mentally ill people but first have to agree to coperate. in a new year i'll invite all our gurchlt stakeholders and mental health and criminal justice to convene with me. i bring this group together to get past the reasons we cannot do things and figure out a way we can do
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it. let's say for example, you take this program, some of you in the room know what the 51/50 program is. it is a program with people in personal crisis and danger to themselves we take them to the hospital for 72 hours, but you know what is the challenging part of that 51/50 program? once they come out they go right back on the streets and into the same unhealthy situation that they were literally 48 hours ago. we pulled them out and bring them right back in. that is 51/50. let's redesignthality program for a better outcome, a sustained outcome for those individuals. let's redesign conservativeship programs to serve the intended populations while
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respecting their civil liberty. we can have a better outcome on that as well. the seriously mentally ill deserve our best efforts. it is complicated and that's why we take that challenge up. as we focus on getting people into healthier settings, we also need to refocus on the people who are not homeless. the people who prey on our homeless. drug dealers who target the addicted and mentally ill contributing to serious health problems. i'm calling y i am calling for stepped up enforcement for predatory drug dealing around our navigation centers and shelter and homeless service locations and every place we house our homeless. [applause] we need to clean up drug
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dealing around the buildings where homeless people are trying to clean up their lives. we are not criminalizing drug addictions, we are enforcing existing laws to protect the most vulnerable. i want to thank supervisor and president of the board of supervisors president london breed for being a leader on the reforms. she is a strong voice the quality of life and reforming our treatment of the mentally ill. that's why friend i am optimistic. a new department, ambitious goal, a will in our city to succeed on this. we can make homelessness rare. we can make it brief. we can make it a one time event in peoples lives. we can move at least 8 thousand people out of
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homelessness forever. for too long deeply held and ideological differences divided all of us. some say we are not tough enough. others say we are not compalgzinate enough. some say we spend too much money and others say we haven't spent enough. it is time to reconcile these disagroogruments not to set them aside but work through them. if we can cooperate to solve homelessness the sky is the limit on what else we can achieve together. i want to say to you again, we can end homelessness for each individual that we touch, for each family, for each child, we can do that for them. that's what we can define as ending homelessness. if we do it together, we will have demonstrated that collaboration and cooperation is
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the best way to move forward. so, i want to end by saying thank you to all of you for taking time out of your busy day to listen to me. i'm excited to work with you, this will give a struck chur to work effectively with all of us. we can do better and will do better, i'm excited and we are san francisco. thank you very much. [applause] as a society we've basically
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failed big portion of our population if you think about the basics of food, shelter safety a lot of people don't have any of those i'm mr. cookie can't speak for all the things but i know say, i have ideas how we can address the food issue. >> open the door and walk through that don't just stand looking out. >> as they grew up in in a how would that had access to good food and our parent cooked this is how you feed yours this is not happening in our country this is a huge pleasure i'm david one of the co-founder so about four year ago we worked with the serviced and got to
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know the kid one of the things we figured out was that they didn't know how to cook. >> i heard about the cooking school through the larkin academy a. >> their noting no way to feed themselves so they're eating a lot of fast food and i usually eat whatever safeway is near my home a lot of hot food i was excited that i was eating lunch enough instead of what and eat. >> as i was inviting them over teaching them basic ways to fix good food they were so existed. >> particle learning the skills and the food they were really go it it turned into the is charity foundation i ran into my friend
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we were talking about this this do you want to run this charity foundations and she said, yes. >> i'm a co-found and executive director for the cooking project our best classes participation for 10 students are monday they're really fun their chief driven classes we have a different guest around the city they're our stand alone cola's we had a series or series still city of attorney's office style of classes our final are night life diners. >> santa barbara shall comes in and helps us show us things and this is one the owners they help us to socialize and i've been here about a year.
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>> we want to be sure to serve as many as we can. >> the san francisco cooking school is an amazing amazing partner. >> it is doing that in that space really elevates the space for the kids special for the chief that make it easy for them to come and it really makes the experience pretty special. >> i'm sutro sue set i'm a chief 2, 3, 4 san francisco. >> that's what those classes afford me the opportunity it breakdown the barriers and is this is not scary this is our choice about you many times this is a feel good what it is that you give them is an opportunity you have to make it seem like it's there for them for the taking show them it is their and they can do that. >> hi, i'm antonio the chief
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in san francisco. >> the majority of kids at that age in order to get them into food they need to see something simple and the evidence will show and easy to produce i want to make sure that people can do it with a bowl and spoon and burner and one pan. >> i like is the receipts that are simple and not feel like it's a burden to make foods the cohesives show something eased. >> i go for vera toilet so someone can't do it or its way out of their range we only use 6 ingredients i can afford 6 ingredient what good is showing you them
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something they can't use but the sovereignties what are you going to do more me you're not successful. >> we made a vegetable stir-fry indicators he'd ginger and onion that is really affordable how to balance it was easy to make the food we present i loved it if i having had access to a kitchen i'd cook more. >> some of us have never had a kitchen not taught how to cookie wasn't taught how to cook. >> i have a great appreciation for programs that teach kids food and cooking it is one of the healthiest positive things you can communicate to people that are very young. >> the more programs like the
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cooking project in general that can have a positive impact how our kids eat is really, really important i believe that everybody should venting to utilize the kitchen and meet other kids their age to identify they're not alone and their ways in which to pick yours up and move forward that. >> it is really important to me the opportunity exists and so i do everything in my power to keep it that. >> we'll have our new headquarters in the heart of the tenderloin at taylor and kushlg at the end of this summer 2014 we're really excited. >> a lot of the of the conditions in san francisco they have in the rest of the country so our goal to 257bd or expand
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angeles and then after that who know. >> we'd never want to tell people want to do or eat only provide the skills and the tools in case that's something people are 2rrd in doing. >> you can't buy a box of psyche you have to put them in the right vein and direction with the right kids with a right place address time those kids don't have this you have to instill they can do it they're good enough now to finding out figure out and find the future for - >> all right. so first of all, i want to welcome everybody who is here
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the press, all our communities partners are here come on matt we have matt right there are for the school district thank you for making it this press conference happen that is probable one of the month crucial and important issues and topics that is going on about gun violence you know taking into consideration what is happening all around the world and country and city we're here as a community everybody is one to eradicate gun violence i'm rudy the ed of the analyzing an organization that has been standing and fighting against gun violence for the last 21 years i'm here with my people my community and everybody that is here who is serious about this issue we we want to make sure we
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eradicate gun voipgsz that we are here you take this issue serious one of the most important protections is dealing with the mothers the mothers have lost their sons to gun violence we want to make sure we let them know that also they're being heard and they're being dealt with prove or disprove so me being involved in the violence field for 21 years we tale with youth kids from all over the community all over the city with the help of brothers like brother rich from project and from the vip team in the building and so without further ado, i want to invite mayor ed lee to come on up we've got to put him
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on pause the president of the united states we have to put on mayor ed lee let's welcome the ferry rosz robber mayor the city mayor ed lee (clapping.) >> rudy thank you to you and your staff for making your house available to co-host this important press event that announces our intention to join you you're police chief and mothers, people who really want to embrace non-violence to do this gun buy back this start saturday in the morning i want to emphasize now working with united playaz and others community-based organizations and important as education is to us i know we have a school board
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member matt haney as important we want good jobs and everyone it this room that wants better paying jobs in this city we want training, we want economic development and other nonprofits to be on their own buildings like the united playaz all of that becomes nearly enforceable inform you got violence violence distracts you from everybody and the trauma lasts for generation unfortunately for families and the communities that are involved and so it is our attempt with this gun buy back to reduce the opportunity for violence people can have disagreements purely disagreement between me and the board of supervisors sometimes can create some good solutions but if people resort to violence to resolve their it
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didn't make any difference to make their presence known or try to get something that is not going to solve anything that worsens the situation for everyone so i want to take a big that, of course, because this country as rudy indicated with the call from the president there is a lot of violence under our entire country and the bay area is no different and we got to reach out to more young people reach out to not so i don't know people that resort to violence we can't that that as an alternative we'll do our best working with the police department and along with the community groups and along with mothers and victims of violence that i know have every right to say what we need to say in front of the city hall or the mayor's
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office e.r. community groups i support that you mean at the end the message is less violence and embrace each other find a way to communicate with less violence if we do so you'll see advancements in education and advancements in jobs and more enhancement in community economic development that is what we're doing in our housing public housing that is the site of so many violence we're trying to champion that with community policing pea new techniques and 0 investing in our community and people and make sure we educate our kids it is no, no good answer and solution if you use violence and if we use good afternoon. welcome so getting the guns it is effective over the years i think we gotten over worsening one how guns off the
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streets month of them not properly purchased if doesn't matter their illegally purchased that violence didn't mean if you purchased that illegal or legally it is the use of goes on to prevent violence we come together i'm united of the united playaz and their friends and communities and groups and individuals that want to change their lives would hope that others would just put the guns down and let's talk through this city got resources not like we're not offering anything we have making the go bhith investment in the history of the country but trying to get jobs for everyone including those who have a questionable background we'll help you to erase those background and train you in all the industries that the city has
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been successful we have so many promise as a city question shouldn't have to resort to violence we stand with the united playaz and the officers and community groups and everything that from out of you're prison system we need to do better and need to find alternatives to prison to get people jobs to raise their families and get people where we need to be this is a great city we will be better if we reduce the violence thank you, rudy and everyone for making sure we'll do this and continue to do this we will be joining next year oakland and doing gun buy backs crime knows no boundary we'll be more successful by embracing this thank you
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(clapping.) >> thank you, mayor ed lee give a hand one more time for mayor ed lee. >> (clapping.) i also want to say we're here to eradicate gun violence all of the city one or more gun we can get off the streets is that gun that may save you're life or child's you don't know when the bullet leaves the chamber it does not discriminate no name be 0 the bullet that we can get rid of guns we can i guarantee that one gun that save everybody this this room let's continue to support each other we can agree or sgraur like the mayor said at the end of the day, we'll have each other's back the next person is
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also is doing an amazing job of stopping the violence in san francisco he is the police chief of san francisco he plays a major roll in get rid ofing of guns give it up for greg suhr (clapping.) i want to thank rudy and the analyzing for the buy back as the mayor said the focus has been on gun violence as standing to applying manipulate left is ms. paulette brown lost here son to gun violence aubrey brown she's working tireless at any very often that speaks to the reduction of gun violence in 201498 people were killed many by firearms and working with
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organizations like united playaz and other communities groups and the leadership of our mayor and doesn't to the young people and education and jobs we've been able to better have those numbers last year, we had 46 homicides but still thirty of these were by firearms every year year in and out the self-employed takes over one thousand dwnz off the streets of san francisco gun buy backs have taken over nine hundred guns and i'm confident this saturday will be over one thousand any guns as rudy spoke to any gun that comes off the is are streets of san francisco, california have no harm if you have a firearm in the house and knows of someone in the house with a firearm please think about thank you for the opportunity is in on
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saturday and pick up a little bit of holiday shopping money and it will go a long way to keep san francisco safe and the children of those mothers might be here today and not have to have mothers hurting please turn the guns in (clapping.) >> thank you excessive greg suhr and tmc thank you to matt we have mothers that have lost a son to gun violence the wall are all unsolved murders we want to make sure we acknowledge them and try to find solutions they're part of solutions major and so just to move on we have two more speakers and waiting is our supervisor jane kim but the next gentleman i want to bring
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up he's also an employee of the united playaz and someone that say was a monster now a mentor my brother damn i don't think so share also thank you. >> (clapping). >> i want to thank everyone for coming out today i want to implore and touch the hearts of people that might be watching many seller to the hood to the mothers to the grandmothers to the brothers and sisters if you got guns in our home come out december 12, 8 to 12 tenth street and turn them in i've been on both sides shot ten times and 10 years in prison i changed my life and here with
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united playaz and doing working everyday on gun violence along with the mothers beside me to get the guns off the street to make it safer for the children like rudy said you don't know when that gun will hurt you or someone you love i've stolen guns out of people's houses it is so the people i don't know what happened to them that want to get get rid of get rid of of the guns a little boy killed his own brother he found his gun there are other ways so all the community of the people matters what you're race or color or creed and economic level gun buy back you'll be surprised it, the people the camera man a was
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thinking about turning in his gun i implore him and everyone if you have guns if in you're home not locked up you never know when you're own gun might be used against you i implore from the body o my body from the mothers children i ask you to come in and turn in the guns and find a better way thank you very much (clapping.) >> thank you damon i've been a victim of gun violence myself see this right here? this is for real you talking about real front line soldier in the battlefield an ground zero come up here boo
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my brother from new york this brother foster back here you're talking about re-entry you're talking about helping brothers from the penitentiary he did 45 years before foster g did a gang of time and new york back there the guy at front door did one and 50 years total but talk about solutions the moms and brothers who been there deny that and the mayor; right? you got the community and the police chief and you've got to school district what other part is missing in the evaluation we have our supporters who helped us fund this gun buy back ron conway that people don't know he
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do not to the cause the brothers from the medical marijuana the grassroots from barbary coast, hal even and brendon do that donates resources to make this all happen one of the main guys who we have to address who oriented the gun buy back is name a eon; right? his father got killed was a young kid the perpetrator stole the gun out of a home and we don't want to see this we want to get the guns now so this brother who is helping us he said some incredible things we forgot to mention no questions asked they ask you nothing you turn them in and get our money you can leave
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so this is a serious serious irk right here you turn on the tv you don't see something about gun voijsz what is the solution right here not wait until the camera is in front of you and you know what i want to be on this side because it ain't about a color or gender or national outlet or gaze some when someone pulls the trigger you can't stop i know look this is saved any envelopes life we all got shot at one of the guys any son get hit 5 times may he rest in peace that would have been my life i'm still here i want to bring up someone from our community that loves and cares about our people who's
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heart in is in the hood and lives in the hood i want to have our district supervisor jane kim come up and share thank you (clapping.) >> thank you all so much for being are here today and also to the media for helping us with the outreach and education it is important on saturday, i got to participate in the gun buy back and a lot of the residents come out to volunteer this is one of the best and direct ways to reduce gun violence on the street on a weekly basis we have a massive gun violence kroisz when you see where we have less gun violence 1942 where we have a stronger gun control laws and less guns on the street this is
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one of the ways with we do that without obstructs and any questions asked this is the time to turn them in and brings less violence on the street so it is so important south of market but here in san francisco and most importantly i know to acknowledge and thank the amazing donors to contribute money again with no questions asked so i want to thank rudy and the united playaz for this program and we'll have gun buy backs all the time but not a little bring you you mention the fruition you want to see and the outreach and education so i hope everyone is able to get the word out and volunteer with the organization but you thank you to all the donors for making this possible so we have a
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success thank you. >> (clapping.) thank you. >> thank you jane kim after we complete the press conference he have people that want to share but i'm going to read you alarming statistics one in 3 homes with children have guns many left urban locked or loaded you didn't hear me one in 3 homes with children have homes many left unlocked and loaded i'm sure never been the same 80 percent of unintentional firearm deaths of kids under 1 occur in their home with this this is the holidays hospitals and suicide by gun increases during the holiday so you want to be involved in
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helping out here it is right here the great matt scott we want to go to graduations not funneled and able or be part of the solution not the pollution we're involved we'll not wait until things happen we don't want to go to funnels or hospital where a person is walking around with a bag once you get shot and die you ain't never coming back those brothers it they'll be standing with us but it needs to be heard i'm not against people that have guns, you know who responsible knows how to do it or the safety behind guns we live in a real world but people with 34b9 issues people shot
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reck also no questions asked and make sure we honor the mayor the police chief, the medical marijuana store, the community people, the vip and project level and most important the mothers you're fierce district supervisor jane kim love you girl and the school district right here matt haney our capita of our neighborhood sherry right and the leader the rest of you guys and brothers and sisters who came home from prison who's out here doing good okay shout outs to mike and the rest of the guys please ask questions thank you for coming
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>> power it's all around us in the sun and the winds and caves waves power that lights our homes while protecting our
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natural resources clean power will provide power to san franciscans how about works right now our power is from pg&e from non-renewable systems that comes over pg&e maintained lines with clean power your energy about think generated by caesarean more renewable sources come to our home e.r. businesses to the pg&e lines hi left right halt i had a burning doorway to do the right thing and join the department such this we my brother applied and fortunately we'll here and this means a lot
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i'm home everyone night to study and we workout together and it is a blessing i have a brother to go home and fed off of one another we're the twins but pretty much we're not treated and individuals sometimes treated as a item if he did something wrong they use the word instead of you the it heroism we're going our our separate ways and good morning our own individuals middle of steadfastly a twin all the it but inside of the district i've seen negative and positive things and with that made me want to be a police officer i want to give back and do public serve always a class president i dealt with everyone and served
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my class not only be humble enough to serve my class and pierce being a squad leader is a responsibility of maintaining my squad and being that voraciously person i need to step up to the challenge i believe during the 8 months i fulfilled any dude and after graduation just be a good officer to learn the skill and profession and give to the community to give the best to them and be a helpful hand that's the main thing and the new people coming into the did not know why you're doing it join the department for the right reason and do it to help the community and it is sharing you're time when you get into the department do is commented to the craft and enjoy it along the way enjoy it along the way i
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encourage you to talk about over with our families and talk 2 over with yourselves ultimately you'll do the job and find a senseably reason for doing it after the hard work everyday for 8 months straight and finally it pays off and you know as honey honor and privilege not anyone can do this job i look forward to getting often the street and learning and hit the ground running it will be a surreal moment day one i thought months here but sat down me and my brother talked about it and we're on the right track and stay focused and walking tloo across the stage is a huge honor
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