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>> mta and parking commission ms. bloomer commissioner singh commissioner borden director heinecke director ramos director rubke mr. chairman director we have quorum item 3 electronic devices. any person responsible for disruption may be asked to leave the room. set cell phones on vibrate, the vibration could cause an interruption in the proceedings. please note that cells cause trefrnsz
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item 4 approval of the minutes and motion to >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? the i's have it. so okay under communication let's talk about a lot about of rearranging of the situation due to a closed session at a certain 7, 8, 9 i'll proposing we go through the would hear from the introduction of new unfinished business and he is director's report for special recognition then we will postpone public comment and consent until after the call consent after that and item 12 then the closed session so something on a short break while we will do the closed session 10 or 15 minutes. >> mr. chairman item 12 and the consent calendar will be heard before the closed session general public comment the rest of the director's report will be heard after the closed session.
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>> thank you. >> directors please be advised that item 11 has an removed at the request of staff item 6 introduction of new or urban finished business by board members. >> board. >> the election of board chair and having to the rules of order. >> nomination for board chair. >> i nominate tom nolan. >> elaborate on that a second. >> i'm second that nomination any further. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> the i's have it. so thank you is there a nomination for vice chair. >> yes. i nominate chair cheryl brinkman to serve i'll elaborate with you i think that we've all committed this things are approving at muni with the
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professionalism and the service we're delivering to our customers not perfect but those of us on the board see it getting better and appreciate that there are a lot of people that desire the credit i can't see any reason to change the leadership i see many reasons to keep above you i wholeheartedly support the election. >> nomination. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> congratulations ma'am, chair this officially makes me a lame duck. >> if you want to give on openly speech okay and go ahead. >> i was part of meeting with the travel and tourism meeting
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took place in confronting o congresswoman and thanks to roberta and others pulling together 9 notes i dlashtd on the transbay and the speeches office has been briefed by director reiskin but was very, very supportive of what they've asked at the meeting the head of golden gate parks someone is from the rec and park and someone from the presidio trust and the congresswoman asked us to talk about the transportation to and from the presidio they made that request i'm not not the right person but wanted to pass that on this is access to the presidio a big issue not just to people that work in the presidio but people around the city this is of concern to the
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congresswoman. >> members of the board. >> i'm sorry. i'll ask the board members to adjourn in memory of two individuals a cable car briefr or driver that died he lost his life struck by a modify he came to gary in 2014 and dedicated city employee that is part of san francisco cable car and franco a police have committed - he passed away during surgery so thank you director's report. >> item 7 director's report. >> good afternoon director reiskin. >> good afternoon board members i didn't get up and run
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because of election congratulations to both of you i said to give a special recognition myself i'd like to ask patricia if she would come forward after serving for 10 years with the sfmta patricia is moving on to bigger and better things actually moving to the school district sorry to lose her and happy her talents will be put to work on the school district but we wanted to take the opportunity to recognize patricia to the agency and the people of san francisco she worked mostly in the streets decision a i 0 moved to the office of the chief of staff the founding leader of talent a division it is similar to what
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she is doing in the school district patricia has done a lot of things for the agency but in the last few years led the effort to implement the goals for the strategic plan about approving the work environment and cultural agency for all the folks folks to deliver on the 3 goals you know some - she's been really the kind of person that folks from around the agency felt very comfortable to talk to a bounce idea and seek mentorship and generally because she was an open attitude and extremely knowledgeable about how the city works and the knowledge to come back by and very much can do attitude that is something people appreciate
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but she's easy going really can get things done a few of things she's done through the corroborate to improve hiring and personnel management it is critically important to how we're efficient and many services brigitte people together to get things done no one is a great listener focused on building the riderships and trust and correlate within an agency but helping outside the to establish that we actually asked people to kind of make mimentsz on her and supportive an inspirational colleague
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honest and accurate assessment of and listens and celebrates successes and helps to brainstorm the strategic approaches we decided riccardo 0 wins the aware for she loves the government service and getting things done she does all that and did it really well, so we said to take the opportunity to pub recognize her for her years of service to wish her the best and office this certificate of appreciation (clapping.) on behalf of the board of directors thank you for your outstanding work i know you'll be used in your industry. >> thank you so much director
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reiskin as great to have you done here and thank you to the board for recognizing me today and thanks to my outstanding cheerleader for coming glad you're here i'm or i've cabin here under 10 years with 7 titles and 6 bosses and so many amazing opportunities my most memorable is working with the mta i don't think that is a single division that is greater in my first seven years i was in the division i want to give special attention to them and at the my time i had the pleasure of working with the engineers and planners to 2k3we78
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confidence it san francisco streets have been excellent and more recently in the staffs office through any management work had the great opportunity to work with folks without them not been able to accomplish what we did i want to mention tim and christen and on the incredible ann and chavez and i can't forgot the super transplanted people that helped us to move forward thank you for your hard work and denomination can i want to thank the mta the superintendant one thing i'll knew they'll them what is on their minds and it helped me i want to say thanks for the division heads that worked with those folks one a mentor and
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also always tells me what is on her mind i want to say thank you to the team i worked with in the staffs office now the office of talent management lead by patricia who is an amazing leader and sophie and others what have joined us recently you're doing great work i'll be cheering you on from affair as i move to the san francisco unified school district as the director of the talent management i'm wiser for working at the sfmta thank you. i'll be cheering from down the street (clapping.) >> so mr. chairman per your distribution on item 8 the
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advisory committee report mr. wherever is not here in report but follow-up with the consent calendar the only item that's been removed from the consent calendar is 10.3. >> so members a motion on the consent calendar motion to >> second. >> any further discussion? >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> the i's have it. 10.3. >> approving the program for $5.5 million for the fund from the municipal transportation agency from the light rail project to the hybrid bus $5.5 million of general fund set aside in fiscal year 2018, 2019 for the llp project the members of the office o - good morning, mr. straus as.
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>> we thought the general fund was flush here we go. >> (inaudible) when. >> hold on to the microphone thank you. >> when prop b was passed it included the provision that the fund had flexibility to be used for capital or operating fund. >> what is happening with the general fund this year already underscores the value and the risk of the vat i pulled this item from the agenda because i want to caution you about using prop b fund capitol hill for capital projects including to date - >> (inaudible). >> thank you. >> members of the board it's a pleasure number 3. >> motion to approve
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second. >> per discussion. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> the i's have it. >> down the road. >> we thought about in terms of how we have the system and prioritize the plans for the strategic plan is that how we appropriate the fund. >> absolutely we may touch on it at the workshop but a part of larger development - do i need to stop. >> (laughter). >> as the capital budget and looking at the prop b revenues we're currently targeting them towards early developing a program ton on the capital side but as we do the budget on the operating side we'll do it parallel and be mindful the fact the legislation of legislation
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the voter legislation gave us the flexibility should we want to recommend them on the operating side that will be factored into this next week starting with the workshop. >> ms. bloomer. >> and mr. item 11 is off the just not u junked and 12 the division section to spent transit and 16th street and church street and bryant and it castro and third street to 7 in the westbound and eastbound subjecting t t r public works an - approving the proposed modified project and various traffic modifications along the fillmore corridor. >> mr. chair the project
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manager for this mini will be talking about the item. >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon director. >> i was - who will be joining me also assisting in the planning and outreach as was mentioned the realignment of the ongoing muni forward initiative that brilliance it up. >> did you load it. >> yes. >> okay. >> the overall goal of the - transit reliability and operation throughout the city the networking streets on the opposite projects we're moving forward with again here is the map that pretty much everyone is aware of the 22 first name is currently
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experiences much congestion along and focuses the liability of mission and commercial corridor so the goal again is to (inaudible) all this improved (inaudible). >> outreach we have meetings often the (inaudible) on the corridor the meetings were held on the corridor that's where we have a wide variety of people in attendance and not only the meetings 25 hundred flyers with 10 thousand (inaudible) and also online we created an online
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survey for people to provide their input what they thought about the project and parking improvements not only a transit corridor but on the sides (inaudible) develop those they're welcome (inaudible) the project will be a political approach to look at the transit and see what we can do to improve the impacts el especially on the safety part so from some or serving i have a summary on some of the summaries are here and maybe on the power point but almsly we asked about the transit only lane where people live and how they commute to the neighborhood their impacts on the projects like this and over
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bundy there was a transit only lane along the corridors that go through 80 percent of people (inaudible) on the survey (inaudible) also as i mentioned we've also have submitted our in june of last year, we committed an application the application that the city submitted for federal funding with that, we received a variety of support letters if neighborhood organizations we've been working with as we made our way through the project so what are we are doing our proposal as we look at third street and again, the limits are 16th street between terrace and
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third street and currently it is two lanes westbound and third street two lanes going westbound direction and one eastbound our proposal to take one of the traffic lanes and convert it into the corridor in eastbound from shorts to bryant street physically narrower and unable to fit into both transit only lanes and be a commercial corridor if 0 approximately bryant streetcar towards third street it widen two transit only lanes in both directions so, now the consequences of this looking at the usage of 16th street between castro and 16th street two bike lanes we're fast
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with the relocate if transit to those we don't have bike lanes only to shift the lanes if 16th street on the 17th street it will create the lanes continue mission and 17th street so mission fire station. >> along the transit only lane we're looking to update some of the traffic infrastructure fiber options and creating a series of - the new traffic stops and we're moving the transit to near side to the far side and working with the community we with got their feedback in the corridor and made adjustment to our plan
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this is just a snapshot of what it looks like it shows did transit lane in the commercial corridor and towards the bryant to 7th street and two transit only lanes we're expecting improvements up to 25 percent along with improved safety within the corridors and also by having a more efficient system will be - at this point, i'll to thank my team members to bringing us where we are today and ann i've mentioned for the work hard and to others and they're also with the
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community and j.j. r the support chair of loourtd and provided valuable input for this project (inaudible) thank you. >> questions or comments director ramos. >> i had a quick question the area between church and bryant where we will not go with the westbouor space two dedicate lanes can you talk about that. >> we (inaudible) street wide. >> uh-huh. >> and the corridor a high demand for input with the two transit only lanes and the
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parking within - (inaudible). >> got it okay. >> no, i understand i wanted to make sure it was clear there is space we want to protect the parking okay. thank you. >> members of the public. >> ms. bloomer. >> several members of the public who wish to address the board we'll swap out the microphone here we'll start with (calling names). >> real quick. >> mute it. >> mute it? >> okay.
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>> check, check. >> (calling names). >> good afternoon mr. frank. >> thank you board i appreciate your time i'm with the church association and wanted to express the concerns they've provided me on church street stop traffic is stopped for the red lane and families can't get safely in and out of their driveways and mta zoning result 57 percent decrease in mere seconds compared to the 10 minute traffic con skating spaces will drive away tourist and for car shares is unfair for the public streets with all the
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road diets on santa fe and chavez and bayshore and future spreadsheets and masonic and the raising of i 2 the fruition and danger is reached epic proportions pushing the families and commuters is no solution so we propose we really think big long term san francisco deserves a visionary regional acholic beverage approach we think we need citywide underground to accommodate the density and bring it into the future put our energy into incentive based positive instead of negative carrageenans we can do this thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please.
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>> (calling names). >> thank you peter straus puc importantly the transit rider we're very much in support of this project and urge to approve it today, the dpranz with the best invasions we've started to implement and we're glad to see them expanded to the location in 60 years we might think the subway on 16th street i'm pleased part of proposal in the center the streets fiscal along the curbs and the center we're better for reliability and urge the agency to be bold and visiony to look for center lanes
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and late night want to lastly want to expedite this project especially the electrification i understand is stretching out certainly years we wanted to see this fast tracked and in exclusion to support this is the sort of thing we want to see thank you. >> thank you, mr. straus. >> christopher (calling names) the last person to fill in a speaker. >> i'm christopher's i'll special hr o n e s thank you. >> and i'll also speaking on behavior the san francisco rider a planner and a residents of san francisco and i ride the 22 bus i want to briefly state my support for the project prior to moving here to self-san
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francisco i worked on similar transit prioritization projects in new york city and brooklyn i've heard about the benefits they're real real benefits in brooklyn and here the muni estimates 5 minute costs savings in the corridor for rider that didn't maintained seem like much efficiently the borders nerk a real differences in people's lives and the safety benefits in the corridor that were briefly alluded to make this a worthwhile and important project and want to reiterate my support thank you for the
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opportunity. >> (calling names) the last person to address. >> thank you, president and commissioners mark taxi works alliance the sfmta generally supports the transit lanes is not taken examined overseeing changes because we were not aware this will will be coming up now but i confidentially speak for the board to say we do support those transit lanes, however, i have a few comments one of which is under the resolution i believe on the agenda although the description of the lines describes them as taxi transit lanes the discrepancy in the resolution says establish buses only lanes and therefore, for the purpose of clarification important to note those would and should also
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include taxis so the other comments i have is that left turns are going to be restricted under this plan along 16th street and as you did with the changes but made on mission street i approved the changes but also committed to look at expectations for taxis for left turns that make that commitment along 16th street and really take into account those intrshthsz when taxis can't make left turns especially on the long blocks we have to take people a long ways out of their ways and costs the passersby more money with the levels of traffic, you know, it really would be helpful to have those left turns and the last thing i'll say is that i simple emphasize those who you are concerned with the traffic and
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not look far to see what is probable the main trust the tmcs. >> we have one more speaker card. >> we have one more too. >> please do. >> i already sent a letter to the board so i'm not going to read my letter i'll read a letter from someone that couldn't have made it so, please know i'm going to read one of my condominiums with the development in the pipeline with the warriors stadium not been an adequate independent traffic study for the cumulative impacts for this project it is a dangers plan that needs serious consideration for a multitude of
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reasons diane i live in the outer mission and need muni and my car to get around town especially with the in increment weather i sometimes ride a bicycle recreation usually on a bike path but i'm beyond any acknowledge so street changes were out of traffic like the bus lanes and the major corridors for 16th street and van ness and geary boulevard will limit any mobility rather than promote my use of busy appreciate and utility lists the bus lanes proposed bus lanes from my prospective are ageless and they propose new design to make room for private buses alongside
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accident curve side lanes by physically challenged commuter most of older or less reading passersby prefer the curve side feel safer and much easier than the center lanes if you'll help to move the bus i might put them in the middle or so otherwise the other people keep them curb e curve side. >> david schneider is the last person. >> good afternoon. >> congratulations on the location past the aspirin. >> regarding this particular item i think there might be a way of achieving the battle between public yours and cars so therefore i wonder if any study
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that is all has been given to reengineering 16th street and 17th street streets as one way to accommodate the way of traffic flow for private automobiles i on a balance might be a good thing in this city sure i'm part of public transportation i'm a taxi driver i appreciate those red carpeted lanes for the cabs to help us get through i appreciate getting into handicap zones with the decalifornia's to pick up those folks i think in order to strike a balance to public traffic and cars and muni and so forth instead of just a super carpenter lane for great no one
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else o congestion make 16th street and 17th street to flow in one direction. >> thank you very much. >> anyone else? who worries about to address the board >> the pleasure of the board. >> director first. >> so i had a question for staff about the one of the members of the public brought it up in the center the broadly during the outreach we've seen the disability community i realize it is good to support the center lane but the people with disabilities it is challenging to center broadly islands. >> yes. my apologies i failed to mention we provided a presentation to mac so the presenter couldn't be here today
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great. >> we get the details in terms of all the stuff we're working with that and anyone else in the community you outreach to they're here to talk about their concerns so thank you to the member of the public for bringing that up. >> i'll be supportive of this item he commend staff for the good work and the tuesday to the public for all the comments i feel the transit only lanes are needed to accommodate the lanes by so many yours in the city and people often say things like it only saves 5 minutes so the transit rider that 5 minutes twice a day 5 times a week turns into quibble an hour when but multiply that by the amount of people only a third, that is like 5 hundred hours per day the
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stuff adds up and the constraint as a aide we is it have to doing everything we can with the limited resources this is one of the ways to speed traffic and save money as we run the system when we get our coaches in the dedicated lanes it is less accidents and in the long run everyone from my prospective wins that's a saves put into the system to benefit everyone regarding the safety concerns i appreciate the vigilance that staff has shown as the director and at member of the public brought up the reason why i permanent like the center lanes is because you never have to cross the length of the street at one time if you're trying to go the opposite direction you've got to get to the other side of
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the street that's cross the whole thing but in any one direction only the middle i think outside the box is welcomed for a lot of folks and indeed also the transit only lanes actually calm traffic and make it safer by the way, less cars traveling in those option lanes with respect to the people backing out of their driveway i live on judah train goes by on a dedicate right-of-way during the peak times my neighbors and i have to back up into a lane the only lane there are cars that can travel along and if not a train coming in the other lanes if you're not careful but that corridor is a safer corridor because of the traffic calming nature the dedicated lanes and
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the way it constrains the speed sulfate as a result of so staff did a grook i want to see it go further out the 22 is an important line of connectivity a lot of workers that don't think that line to get the jobs up there it is painful to ride it line because it is so slow it is my great pleasure to make a motion to approve this. >> motion is there a second. >> i just wanted to be clear for the record to mr. director rubkeers points the red carpet lanes will be open to the taxicabs i'm not sure we need to change the legislation but as long as we're clear on the outstanding their clear and that
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will address mr. god bless berries point but make sure we're there. >> shawn kennedy and, yes, that is correct and. >> thank you to staff the outreach was quite exhaust and i think you got a lot of good feedback and appreciate the corridor data in pdf which stops should go and what one stays and a as director ramos pointed out for people not to use their cars every single trip and we need to move more people a lot more development with more people and jobs the only way to move the
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people with the 16th street to move them on transit make it safer for walking and biking on the biking note i'd like to point out we're moving the bike lane off 16th street on the 17th street it is an awkward connection between the railroad tracks and the uc building i'm not the in some note in the bike program going forward that's an awful contribution e transition it is challenging to make the transition across the railroad tracks but excited to support this. >> so we have a motion and >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? the i's have it. thank you. >> now we'll go into closed session i mentioned earlier it is a 10 or 15 minute break and the room has to be prepared for
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that. >> mr. chairman the discussion to vote whether or not to conduct a closed session. >> second. >> any further discussion. >> they'd. >> decorations please be advised no discussion announcem session the directors met to discuss first of all, we'll wait for sfgov good the brooshgz met in closed session to talk about the jack case for the recolleagues of t line the board of directors voted to settle the jack case and no discussion of anticipated litigation directors an appropriate for the disclose or not disclose. >> move not to disclose the information. >> second. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? the i's have it. >> directors moving back up through the agenda back to item
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8 an opportunity for the members of the public to talk about the matters not on to today's agenda (calling names). >> yes. >> good afternoon my name is robert miller i hold a medallion that was grand to me and my colleagues in july of 2012 i work at yellow cab it was a great dune the purpose of the medallion was for granting the part time explanations to have experienced drivers out there at peek times driving a cab or the limited to 90 hours a week that
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purpose is kind of gone cue to the change playing field with the tmcs wiping out the fleet business is sitting on the lot at any given time the other purpose for the medallions to regard are experienced cab drivers for some reason didn't get a full-time medallion and didn't want to purchase one at my age 63 purposing was was not on the horizon i'm still an experienced cab driver since 1979 i need the medallion director ran has determined the programs purposes that is gone, however, i still deserve the medallion and like to keep it
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and director reiskin to perhaps confer within director rahaim and see if you will reverse your decision and have the board consider it we didn't have much in the way of hearing on this of director rahaim he made the decision and we had discussion afterwards i'd like to see the decision restored i need the money nine hundred bucks a month thank you. >> >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names). >> good afternoon. >> good morning. >> good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, thank you for your listening i've been here before on s 23 i'm robert freed beggar driven since 1979 like my friend bob miller a medallion and varix
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medical care and he rent-controlled part time i come home on the 22 at 11 and 12 o'clock at night i'm 66 this year you saved my life when i gave me that medallion these companies were lobbying me and i never believed a system like this if you got everything and a few worked i changed that i've told her this story is a great story the mta gave us those s medallions and out of blew your articulating them away of us i've driven people for a long, long time in this city none of my passengers have been injured i'm good at what i do i'm limit 10 hours on the operating tackle i have to go up there in a couple of weeks we'll
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not survive and seems like kate made this decision because of things we have no control i have to go to the companies not take it on your own they broke the rules i apologize but we shouldn't be punished we can't go back to being gate drivers i know we i'd like to take this opportunity thank you for your time if i say the right word before i'm dead he wish you change for us thank you. >> thank you (calling names). >> hello good afternoon. >> some of this will be represent tush i'm in support of medallion the decision to take away the s medallion is a california lose had you mid-market and useful it we were issued because of merit now all
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of a sudden after driving four years nowhere else it gains along with the drastic loss of t n t competition the loss is $10,000 a year we'll be completely crushing to our income at our age is it impossible to work a a drastically increased amount to make up for that the income one of my passengers i was telling about this story likened it to throwing salt on open wound the taxi companies support it and the large taxi companies support it we're 60 percent of fleet it is difficult to see how the s medallion will hurt anything wild a public forum some kind of
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a public forum and i don't know how that works in support of this issue. >> thank you tech sf. >> (calling names) and then joe. >> hello my name is ed, i want to say thank you very much for this s medallion program this what was created to help the driefrdz that have been driving thirty plus years it is the great work at yellow came back, we get 8 days out of thirty that supplement our income and serving the public for thirty years and thirty plus years i want to say that it is great to have this program and i hope that either the board will look at continuing the program or kate can be help to look at it further in a dive way that will enable us to serve the public
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and be cab drivers thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names). >> mr. schneider. >> again once again belated afternoon may not for obvious permit holders if i understand right to asset manner for a hearing on the sfmta agenda two people can do that officially one is that director of transportation and the other is the city attorney i think certainly he'll correct me in any instance, the director of transportation i'd like to formally request that the interest be a full review the s permit program and considering
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taxi distributors torres decision to revoke that you can currently dba go back to the legislative history to see what the s permits were created nothing precludes you from considering operating realities right now and perhaps the chief operating reality right now is that if this program is killed off for seats one and thirty from the professional senior drivers the quality of service to the taxi driving public will be co-o dwe allowed do you want that chair i's man set this up for thank you. >> next speaker, please. >>
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(calling names). >> good afternoon. >> name is joe i'm with the green cab have a s medallion it makes no sense doing away with taking any taxis over the street the s medallions wall we're doing is glow a tahoe take off experienced drivers i don't know how many will stay in the industry and earner to money now the doing away with the medallions means we're decreasing the amount of cabs on the street and giving uber and lyft the opportunity for more cab takes jobs fewer cabs and push them towards the right share of services i'm not normally a paranoid
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individual but i'm wondering in the mta is trying to do away with the cab industry first-rate cab takers if you're anything in the 8 thousand series and the s medallions that is exactly what you're doing your sdainl the industry san francisco has been a leader requiring the taxis they lower the carbon footprint in favor of ride share services that closing the streets with the type of vehicle they used to derivative the city can regulate not choosing to san francisco as retreated from their goals and perhaps scrape the cab industry in 1990 the each one taxi
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omitted 59 tons of green house gas emissions and the average taxi has half as much thirty times your time is up. >> >> (calling names). >> again director nolan and members of the board i'm greening i was here two weeks ago the idea of taking away s medallions which is a miss not only s medallions the document we signed when those were handed out single operators taxi medallions to be a single driver as the name applies is single operators you can operate thirty hours a week, 5, 8 hour shifts
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or up to 90 hours a week, 6, 15 hour shifts the name shouldn't be single operate senior operator we feel special operators we're special people i've been driving a taxi for 35 years my consumers are near may age they call me their friends not just consumers at the least this program of the s medallion is part of the standard for other 12 years this is isn't right to 0 with benefits from the change there is a lyft for many years then the lyft created we had a lyft every working driver was on the list in the exact order and created prop k
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well according to this printout from the website today, there were over 3 thousand people on the list in 2011 so they aggressively weighed those people out no cars to drive and they were the medallions now forget it leave the medallions with the people that run them and go on from there when their next needed thank you. >> next speaker, please. >> (calling names). >> thank you, again mark speaking for the san francisco taxicab alliance in support of s medallion program and just to speak personally i have a regular medallion i've been like overseeing drivers been a driver for more than thirty years about 5 years ago i was awarded a widen fall of $200,000 when
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they made the male not paid for worth it hundred and $50,000 minus the mta cut my fellow drivers with the same or better experience have the s medallions find those about to be pulled out from there them where's the fairness in that i believe those medallions serve a good public purpose there are times that every single one of those cabs is needed because they're only on the street a number of limit hours they're not out there competing against you know other cabs and other drivers at the slowest times i can also is on behalf of green cab where i work that these medallions allow for flexible scheduling of drivers i
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don't know how other companies work if an s medallion or green cab want to work a 8 or 6 hour shift we craft other shifts around that because they don't have to be on the street all the time so it really allows for a lot of flexibility it is why companies are still paying s medallion holders inform their medallions and why other companies and most as been said the larger keypads most of smaller companies support the continuation of this. >> thank you. >> (calling names). >> last speaker is steering. >> the everywhere cal hallow it interesting we can't consider it anything we have highway 101
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in the middle of our commercial district the peak hours their backed up to laguna their backed up to almost doyle already what people are not realizing is that we have is special event all the time it may not be in our neighborhood reis marin and the opening of the opera sports events and art shows everything in downtown they go to downtown so we - and we have an interesting situation about our peak hours because it is depends on how many events happening in san francisco when we are backed up
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greenwich is backed up and francisco is backed up up royally and i think when you start doing cookie cutter approaches some may be right and some wrong i've not been expressed with the way it is presented to the neighborhood and the neighborhood people i'd like to i ask director reiskin for a conversation with him concerning this i want you to look this very, very closely you must do a cumulative study of both streets and a cumulative study of the event and what is happening and going to happen in the future it will focus the presidio - and i would like you to really think about this thank you. >> >> >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> and (calling names). >> i'm brad a marina originally
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at franklin and chestnut a stoplight i've lived there for 6 years during that time i witnessed several traffic accidents as motorcyclists accelerate through the traffic light to beat the red light we moved a block down chestnut to an area where there is only stop signs this is a park and a middle school and a library you know a lot of kids on the street you also know the part of cellist nut is residential in nature my view and shared by the residents allowing the busses to drive quickly through the area allows cars to drive quibble and
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as a result endanger our children i know we need to make it a family-friendly city making san francisco more family friendly city i'm not familiar with the legislative process i understand not on the dockets today, i urge you when it goes on the docket to vote against it and keep the streets safe for our children thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names). >> the thing is i am in the taxi industry the attitude with the drivers i've indicted to alarm you it is ridiculous and hope times their alexander's like dictators the time to rove the
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thing from the taxi i was an innovator our to bring the taxi to you started 15 years as the medallion idea started idea of selling the medallions and now i'm saying we should move the one to the tmc and the taxi on their website page like lyft like 5 years this is the medallion is a good deal with lyft their driving 10 and 40 hours can we approach them negotiate with them and talk with them and get somehow taxi with them and that will change the scenario of your medallion, your medallion can go skoekt and deal with that in a smart
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business stop not like a resolution. >> and some other issues i had a conversation with director reiskin he was kind enough to listen i'm passing it on to you and please look at it and try to like the issues but the main thing get rid of the fly wheel and for the taxi and the medallion benefits thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> mary maguire the last speaker card. >> the congestion we all know how we can eliminate the congestion with 20000 tmcs they drive down the street look at the congestion didn't loop that will happen i know you would support is it i was in portland and downtown portland a tuesday not any traffic congestion congestion on the freeways but
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you can study what they're doing it was all around their union square ear and it was very novice i also want to thank you for you're adding more transit lanes and i saw the conversation you had at the last meeting i urge to have someone to lobby sacramento and take photos of moving vehicles as well as the double parking and i would like to address you really have a need to eliminate at least southbound the private cars from sutter on powell from sutter on down to alice if you go down there it is private cars and tmcs they're making u-turns the combash can't get through and st. francis had a policy to drop off the luggage and those folks
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ignore their double parking and dropping people off and taking bags out of the trunk and you need to talk about to the muni drivers about the u-turns one cab driver counted 40 u-turns in the castro if 10:00 p.m. to 1015 you need to address it, it is true not cabs will be allowed to drop off at the super bowl and then to the super bowl committee that is disgraceful it is sad. >> anyone else here to address the board seeing none. >> mr. chairman that concludes public comment the only remainder of director reiskin report on the united. >> thank you, mr. chair maybe i'll ask tom maguire the sustainable streets director to
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give us a brief update on super bowl. >> okay. thank you directors so i know a few years ago my clael pete gave a brief overview i'll give you updated budgeted estimates and tell you how we are communicating and changing the downtown to the public as we find the objectives will continue be keeping the city save towards shakespeare week and the one million visitors to get around safely on, on the transit while the residents of san francisco those who travel everyday continue to have a reliable and save trip despite of events some of the features
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include reroutes that the transit network and we're going to be not moving one or two bus lines but make sure that all the reputes that currently services market street and downtown will have an alternative and continue to serve market street and downtown we'll be putting an entirely new schedule you'll get reliable information from the bus to the shelters on the smart phones and no early should you with the period and adding service on the fine to fisherman's wharf and the ferry building will be replacement bus service on the between the castro and the ferry building a lot of things to make that a transit family-friendly bus a couple of bus lines the 2 and 31
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passersby will be stopping several blocks further on market street for for all the bus routines alternatives in place for 31 riders and the rapid and 31 b x will continue to run so that as many people as possible will have the routes we know what we have there will be suggestions for cars encouraging san francisco's whether their everyday commuter to please leave their cars at home and use the mass transit 90 parking control officers working hours downtown a major condominium conversion of forces working to keep muni working and prevent the block the box from happening and continue to endorsing the rules and working with the host
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committee and the nfl on a credenti credentialing system to a loading dock for transit on only-$2.3 million the large
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majority for supplemental and rerouted muni service and parking control officers to make sure that that service is we'll be more reliable for our passengers and finally we've been doing a lot of work to get the message out to all the travelers on the system and a few of the web resources are listed on the screen we'll have super bowl 50 page an sftv.org foreclose to a month with information the best place to go for information but but the communications team have just in the last week met with many organizations and san francisco bicycle coalition and san francisco chamber of commerce and fisherman's wharf and mayor's office on disability and partners with the transit so a week's worth of meetings their committed by district liaisons
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for density we're trying to get out there with the message will transit services is reliable the best way to get downtown with the super bowl week and get the people the information to get around. >> to the board questions or comments. >> just one it is going to be fascinating to see what that level of pco coverage of downtown i know one of the ways that you know we're tried to make the market street with the pcos that will be faichltd to see if we have so many pcos we have absolute compliance by the car drivers to see what f that impact spaed out so i'm looking forward to seeing this i know it is a good test of what we can do. >> thank you. >> yeah. as we have from eye other major events we've certainly learn a lot and we'll
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be making adjustment as we learn as well. >> a few other items thank you. >> just wanted to give you updates one the agency has received the w t s the women seminar the bay area is the year of the award it honors an organization for pertaining the events of the women in the transportation and recognized because of our recent initiatives and pharynx and involvement in the f t s the national groups it is a great honor to be awarded by our chapter the award will be presented at the annual event this spring and will be submitting our nomination to the international with regards
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competition to great recognize there and on to more menu detain things perhaps with regard to the state budget last week comboesh unveiled his 2016-2017 state budget it is past one a robust budget that tell us the fiscal year restraint to strengthen the economy and resubmit for the transportation in last year's special session that didn't yield go anything that the legislation didn't end up acting so resmimentsd the same proposal which includes things like the $65 road improvement charge for the vehicle as well as gas tax, additional cap & trade precedes
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and other things generally it is his budgeted is strong on transportation it does slightly decrease the state transit assistance program slightly that is currently $351 million one of the states sources we have in our operating budget for you on the board recall this was cut back in 2009, 2010 so this is not a significant cut we're still hopeful that gets bumped up as the burlthd budget goes through the process the proposal that he put forward in the special session is back on the table as part of whole budget with something that
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happens outside of the budget so a little bit unknown so the budget will go to the hearings and next milestone will be revised that is the governs revised budget we'll he'll put out in may and hopefully on time recently so i guess descent in terms of the big picture the governor is focused on the transportation so we'll keep you posted on things of relevance with the budget process. >> no 1950 rail. >> he's proposing generally a greater cap & trade investment so the main funding space will think cap & trade formally get 25 percent of cap & trade fund so the amount of sxad funds available increases the portion
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that goes to the amount that goes to california high speed rail so he's remained fully committed to the high speed rail. >> are you unable diesels wanted to let you know we're switched from bio to renewable diesel it is cleaner and easy on business engines and so moving from traditional diesels what a good step forward for maintenance but with the emergence of renewable diesel as a substitute we get all the same benefits without the challenges in terms of air quality and lower green house gas emissions which will help over process more reliable it requires less
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maintenance here and the filters were getting clogged by the bio diesel had to be replaced so we wanted to do that just if you want to get technical both of the fields use bio feed sources that is oils and they're proud through different processes so this fuel will allow us to get the benefits from the bio disposal without the downside the mayor calls the whole city to do and kind of jumped to get to the front of the line with the benefits we saw from it so citywide it should reduce the green house gas emissions by 50 percent. >> sound like a big number anyway we're glad to be a part good furiously and the city last
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item update you on the newer technology for the taximeters the states regulate oversees previewed the first meter last month in is not k pc but the regulation for taximeters here in san francisco were the first city to get them all in one hardware and software mr. chairman for the taxis a number of firs for the smart phones gps technology to calculate the distances traveled as well as the fair and they use the tire are taxation's to do that and this combines the meter and the payment system into one - they
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can if they choose to place expensive updated equipment and reduce the cluster on the dashboard for the smart phone for rider so it should be a smooshth experience and make things like fair that splitting easier apparently the new electronic meertsz are less for fraud and single simple to use device allows for flexibilities in terms of shifts, faster disbursement for credit cards and modification to gate fees so it should make the system more be flexible and dynamic the standards the state agency given the flooerl approval for the gps
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based taking operating system for meeshtsz statewide with a full certification after that it is kind of a conditional certification for the time being any licensed taxi in california has the option to use this technology now it certified and those meters start 200 and 26 of the fly wheel taxi company so what will start to see those roll out and up to the rest of the industry whether they adopt it a step forward and president's report. >> thank you director reiskin. >> questions or comments. >> members of the public questions or comments. >> yes. mr. gru beggars on topics that were address by
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director reiskin only. >> yeah. i'd like to comment on the super bowl and first like to say i think that i and others in the industry are greatly appreciate of the thoughts and attention to the providing taxi service to people who are going to the san francisco events specifically the nfl experience and the sustainable events i just a word of caution that where there are street restrictions and closures and taxis and other authorized vehicles are the ones public school allowed to use those streets there needs to be enforcement and enforcement in the zone around those restrictions because i can easily foresee those streets so
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0 completely clogged with tmcs the vehicles that are authorized to get there including inteshgz will not to have assess they'll sit outside the restricted zones waiting for people so you know streets can't be blocked it is a simple way of putting it the other things in regards to the super bowl and what was alluded to by tom maguire i saw a news article apparently the super bowl committee reached a deal with uber it organisms executive rights to pick up at the super bowl in what universe that can't people choose to take a taxicab to a public events i ask. >> and urge you with the utmost urgency to wire into this
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if it is true to get involved we cannot be shut out. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> commenting. >> yeah. i'll agree with mark i'm wondering how to get to the transit things and what hours are the parking control officers on enforcement and i also i just don't understand if someone wants to take a taxi where will we drop them off and will be they have to walk it is outrage and i also heard that the homeland security is the not allowing the tmcs to come in the super bowl because of not proper background checks why are they allowed executive use and what about the cabs if
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santa fe and the surrounding areas and uber will be surging pricing it whether cost a future maybe that's prefer to take a taxi where will we drop them off and pick up i urge you someone from the committee needs to intervene half a million dollars goes a long way and certainly those people and if they wanted to take a taxi $55 it will be cheaper for people to take a taxi and you know believe it or not they will prefer to do that so, please someone talk to - thank you. >> anyone else's wish to address the boards? >> good afternoon. >> regarding. >> staurm please.
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my name is joe. >> thank you. >> the their evading their responsibilities if they took an active role to make sure that cabs are allowed to pick up riders to the super bowl that's your duty and responsibility if you are really, truly the body that is govern the cab industry regulated and such it is your absolute duty to make sure that we continue to be able to take a flag and go to the super bowl never in our regulations i've seen ever has this happened i urge you to do your job. >> thank you. >> anyone else care to address
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the board. >> mr. chairman that concludes the business before you. >> i'd like to remind the members we adding to adjourn in memory of mr. 86 do you have those names. >> home share reportedly and franco. >> thank you adjourning in >> thank you adjourning in their memory so thank you all
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- >> 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 on pause the president of the
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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 member matt haney as important we want good jobs and everyone
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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 office e.r. community groups i
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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 streets month of them not
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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 (clapping.) >> thank you, mayor ed lee
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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 also is doing an amazing job of
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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 organizations like united playaz
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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 saturday and pick up a little
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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 thinking about turning in his
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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 my brother from new york this
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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 do not to the cause the brothers
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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 so this is a serious serious irk
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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 heart in is in the hood and
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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 one of the ways with we do that
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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 helping out here it is right
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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 reck also no questions asked and
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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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