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next week both teams have brothers and captain we expect a lot of you to be sitting with us as we try to didn't find defend the complaining the life lessons you learn and one of the things you learn is many there is no accomplishment with worthwhile that can be achieved without help and support of others and senator leno for our entire county college to we could thank you enough on behalf of the entire college thank you to chancellor and the administrators especially overseeing who support us nursing us to be who way are and we're grateful and proud to stand here as of 2015 national
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complains thank you verhomplai >> pledge of allegiance >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >>
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>> this is a reminder that under administrative code, the use of cell phones and similar sound producing electronic devices is prohibited during meetings. set all pagers and cell phones and other devices to vibrate or completely off now. today is february 24, 2016. item no. 1, roll call. >> francee covington, ken cleaveland, michael hardeman. item no. 2 public comment. members may address any matters within the commission and not on the
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agenda. speakers shall address their remarks to the commission as a whole and not to individual commissioners or department personnel. commissioners are not to enter into debate or discussion with a speaker. the lack of a response by the commissioners or department personnel does not necessarily constitute glieltd -- agreement with our support of statements made during public comment. >> thank you. any public comment? public speaker: my name is jason rogers at the fire department station 49. i have 25 years with the city of san francisco. i come on behalf of the association in absence of captain sculley. i brought this issue to the commission in january of
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2010. when it was deactivated there was no service to the city by 25%. it also violated proposition f and policy 52. about 4 years later t board of supervisors asked for an audit at the fire department and in that audit substantiated the violation of the policy. fortunately a month later, the board of supervisors formulated in the fte's in captain and that grand jury report announce td policy and when proceeding with the grand jury promise it would be be placed back in the field. on behalf of the association and as well as of citizens of san francisco, we are asking for your assistance with the
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administration to please re -- activate this unit. thank you for your consideration. >> thank you. is there any other member of the audience that would like to make a public comment at this time? seeing none, public comment is now closed. item no. 3. presentation from neighborhood emergency response team. report from lieutenant erica arteseros, coordinator of the nert program and nert b of a board members. >> thank you, i would like to start to thank by recognizing if members in the room who are trained. please stand. [ applause ]
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>> i'm here tonight with members of the nert advisory board. the advisory board are volunteer citizens that live here in san francisco and meet with me monthly to provide guidance to the program. nert is an emergency response team. my name is erica arteseros and i came to the department in february of 1997 and the nert coordinator from 2004. i speak for the real passion of the program and what we have been able to do. the story of nert is a safety awareness story. it's a non-profit that organizations neighborhood watch and after the earthquake in 1989, the organized members of the community advocated for and got a nert training program and going on 26 years later we are still having nert training. the basic training is really
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geared towards making sure the people have the tools they need to prepare for and to respond during an earthquake whether it's to take care of themselves personally or to take care of the greater community. my two areas of responsibility are to make sure we have training and while that is a task in and of itself, one of the greater responsibilities is retention and readiness through the volunteers in our program. what i would like to call out is the four pilars. if i can have our powerpoint activated, that would be great. the pilar is a document that the past advisory board prepared to help the greater community understand. there was sort of a misunderstanding about what the nert program was and what it represented. the members of the advisory board at that time put it into
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context using the initials of the program. in the neighborhood. this program is very neighborhood base. we are fiercely loyal to the area we live in. so our nert program is related to our federal nert program community response team but we held onto our neighborhood. we have a neighborhood focus in our training program. training volunteers by neighborhood is a multiplier to our fire station in our neighborhood. it allows the emergency responders that we will be ready. e is for effective. we are really focused on having effective responders and that's why it's important for our volunteers. r is for the infrastructure. we want to have ready infrastructure to support additional training of residents in san francisco
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and to fund adequately and support the program in a way that it can thrive and grow. t is for the team aspect. we want healthy teams in each neighborhood and that involves partnership and collaboration. i would like to invite members of our board to talk about each of those. >> hello, my name is robert chulta, i got nert training in 2001. since 1990 we've trained over 26,000 san franciscan to be self reliant in a major disaster. over 2,000 which is an impressive number, more important what resources do we have now in an event of an emergency. to be ready and able to help the neighbors. over the past 5 years we narrowed this
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down to how many people to be trained and we trained over 70,000 people and this includes some of our starter courses, some of the basic trainings and the training certification is 2 years. after 2 years we take a refresher course to renew the certification. that's over 7,000 people. this coverage map shows the nert neighborhood teams. we have 62 neighborhood teams. how many people have approximately been trained. you will notice on the top there is a block of that neighborhood. training is on those who work in san francisco and those that don't live here and then life happens, some people move on so they are out of san francisco. that's what that area is. that's almost 1,000 people.
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nert training is available in several languages. we have a chinatown neighborhood training. we give a training in chinese and there is a team in the china town area. there is a note about communications. we have a regroup.com. one of the problems that we have in the event of an emergency to get a hold of everybody instantaneously. sound trees take a long time. the regroup capability where it can put out a message and will go to everybody all at once. because of your past support we've gotten a lot of people prepared to help themselves and their families assist their neighbors and provide support for the department for the next earthquake that comes. that's going to prepare the first responders. we thank you for your
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support and hopefully you will continue. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> good evening commissioners. my name is garrett, the chair of the advisory board. i have been trained since 2006. i'm going to talk to you about the different activities the residents get involved in. we start with a 2-hour workshop. we realize that in any disaster first responders are going to be overwhelmed. it's really important that individuals get some sort of training. basic training to at least take care of themselves. the sf ready workshop focuses on preparedness and an introduction to nert. it's offered several times throughout the city and throughout the year. it would take more involved
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steps, we offer the basic training which is approximately 20 hours of training. that is offered throughout the year throughout the city. generally broken down into six classes. taught by firefighters from san francisco. covering emergency response topics such as light search and rescue, triage, building and damage assessment and psychology and the emergency management team organization and management. the program also offers advanced training. once you get that training, the certification is good for 2 years. throughout the year there are additional drills and workshops offered to refresh and strengthen the skills that we learned. there are classes on hand radio communications which is so important in any disaster. triage as well is very important. and the setting up of the staging area, a command center.
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as i mentioned the certification is good for 2 years. at the end of those 2 years, the individual just needs to retake class 5 and 6 and their certification is good for another 2 years. we have two citywide drills which i'm sure you are aware of. one to commemorate the 1906 earthquake and 1989 earthquake. that is sunday april 17th and will be in conjunction with the kickoff of the fire department. we are excited about that. we also do a lot of community outreach. as you know we have no shortage of street fair s, neighborhood events and there is enough business association groups and business association groups and put
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on workshops and we put out several of those to get the word out about training. there is also a focus on reaching out to non-english speaking residents, cantonese and spanish being the two big ones. there was last year a class taught in all cantonese and lieutenant headed a program that teaches preparedness training in spanish. i was an assistant helping out in that last year. we hope to do more of those. the new focus or a new focus that lieutenant is looking at is a team nert, a team population looking at the same skills as nert. that will be coming up. we talk about initiatives. in the booklet we handed out to you,
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it's called the background ---er. and it focuses on initiatives and the partnerships that we have through nert as mentioned. the disaster rescue, the police department has the alert training which is auxiliary law enforcement response team. the sf puc water treatment. we have a workshop where they show us how to set up water distribution so the nert responders can help. we have that throughout the city and that will help get water to people. then sf cart and department of public health, disaster mental health is an important issue during a disaster. it not only has to do with victims and shocked due to stress but
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enables us to deal with them properly. but also a look at responders. we are the eyes and ears of the department. it's a very low risk but still stressful. we need to watch out for each other because that is one of the primary basis of the nert to help each other to get to a disaster. thank you for your time. >> good afternoon. thank you for having me. i have been trained since 2011. i would like to talk to you about the chart for volunteer hours. this is the chart of the amount of hours your team is in your neighborhood to prepare for the next big disaster. as you can see there are almost 15,000 volunteer hours in 2015 alone. given the number of trained nert and the
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normal of volunteer hours they expend, you can expect these numbers will grow in a disaster situation. why is this important for you today? per fema recovery policy 9525.5. these hours are categorized as donor resources and for work resulting in a major disaster. these hours maybe credited towards the non-federal share of grant cost under fema's public assistance program. on the use of these types of hours to meet, the 25% share required at the local level is not just a theory. so already precedent is in place. in specific, sonoma's and pierce county in the nation. we already know we are preparing for the next big
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events but an additional bonus that we can assist in the financial recovery of our city. thank you. >> so that's the overview of our program and really the contributions that our volunteers are making. the disaster of mental health implementing that as a real accomplishment as well as the genesis of the team nert program. next up for us is to fully build-out the team nert program to have volunteered involved in that way and asked of us to help us get the broader of city and county of san francisco to help with the nert program to help with marketing and notifying the community members that live and work here about our program. that concludes the presentation. are there any questions for myself or the members of the advisory board? >> thank you, lieutenant
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arteseros. first we need to call for public comment. >> okay. >> thank you. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. i will go to my fellow commissioners beginning with vice-president cleave -- land. >> thank you. my question is what is your budget for nert and do you need an increase? >> thank you for asking. our budget is currently $450,000. it includes all 20 courses and the on training effort for full time salary position. yes, we need an increase to support the daily operations of the training program. thank you
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for asking. >> have you put any sort of dollar figure on that? >> the position which would include the benefits etc would probably be in the area of about $80,000-100,000. >> all right. i think it's a fantastic program and we can also use nert to educate the public on causes of fires and how to prevent them so they can take this information back. the teen nert program, we need to do more of that outreach into middle schools and high schools on fire prevention and just nert program and the teen nert could be a benefit to that. >> i know that our fire prevention division is working with that and we'll be happy to work with them to extend the region on the fourth multiplier on all of those
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efforts. thank you. commissioner nakajo? >> thank you. i want to recognize commissioner griffin. he was a commissioner here under mayor grand jordan during our participation. thank you very much for your service. lieutenant, arteseros, i always want to make sure i'm saying your last name correctly because you deserve highly that respect. i very much appreciate the hard work that you put in as a staff person with this nert program. your dedication is really amazing in how much work you put within that.
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i particularly liked the presentation this evening. may i call you by your first name, i think it was robert, was it garrett or was it rebecca? it was really effective in terms of hearing from the nert volunteers themselves and i want to acknowledge all of you in the audience that are part of that as well because we all know if we don't have this program and nert volunteers when the next disaster occurs, this city is going to have a difficult time in managing that. i say that because a lot of us were part of the earthquake in '89. i was there at candlestick park watching the giants with my young son when that stadium started rocking and the lights started swaying and i can
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swear the stadium expanded out and i ran out to the parking lot and heard by rumor that the bay bridge had collapsed. i just wanted to go home with my son. and how i got there were the citizens from san francisco from candlestick park all the way to japantown, every block, every neighborhood this sense of we have to take care of ourselves. there were folks out there directing traffic and such. part of that was the amazing and i call it the seed for nert because part of that as well and this is a san franciscan talking. there was a lot of folks in that neighborhood looking for help in that direction at the marina high school backyard so to speak. the birth of nert was invented. i have seen this organization grow from that personal experience. i just wanted to thank all of you
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for all of your work and the comprehension of this program. >> thank you, commissioner. >> thank you, commissioner nakajo. chief white? >> thank you, i want to thank you for your sentiment. i was very proud of the work that went out with the earthquake. i was the one who hand picked the lieutenant. it's more than just a job to her. she really lives and breathe the nert program and the messaging that the community that a good responsible citizen is for the community. i would also like to give a great deal and respect and admiration for the volunteer work. it's
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volunteer work, not paid, and also you share a similar passion for the neighborhood emergency response team in the city and county of san francisco. we meet at our headquarters and the number of nearly thousands of people. you can choose to do other things with the times you put in for the drills an you continue to make this city stronger. thank you very much, lieutenant arteseros. >> thank you. commissioner hardeman? >> yes. this is a fantastic program, lieutenant arteseros. i think all of
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your -- gary tagaros, maxine, lisa did you -- and sylvia and rebecca spoke. but just inform get -- to get their name on the record and how grateful we are. my wife is nert trained and she'll look at this and she'll be delighted to see this going well. i too had an interesting night on the loma prieta earthquake. when we came home from the baseball game with my nine-year-old son. the fastest ride i had home from candlestick part. on every corner there seemed to be someone volunteering to direct traffic. we just flew home. that showed people did like to help, and i ended up getting a phone
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call and 1:00 a.m. from the mayor's office. they needed the signs out at the marina district directing people in the morning to emergency services, to food and shelter. so i ended up painting some signs and 5 a.m. and luckily i had some quick drying paint. anyway, that was my memory of this. i try to volunteer. i will have to take a nert class because my wife's been after me. i appreciate this. we couldn't have done this without the volunteers. thank you very much. we have a couple hundred thousand people around san francisco. let's hope this never happens again but there could be a serious number wandering around. thank you very much.
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>> thank you, everyone who presented this evening. a lot of faces look familiar since the nert training. i would like everyone to get out and be nert trained. it's actually a lot of fun and when you are done, you feel less vulnerable and you feel that you can be of service to your fellow citizens. everyday that goes by means we are a day closer to the big one. when the big one comes you ought to be able to city -- step in and do your part and help people as much as possible. i would like you to go over some of the other areas of nert such as nert training and some of the other affiliations that we have for people who want to become
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radio operators. if you can delineate some of that, i think that would be illuminating to everyone. >> absolutely, thank you for asking that question. there is a misperception to be able to do rescue by being a nert member. through basic training we have emergency medical preparedness through triage, search and rescue and to command and skill on including fire extinguisher. the role once you complete the basic training is very easy. i will put them in the context of working in neighborhood command post which is tracking volunteers in and out. it's hand radio communications where a neighborhood has direct communication with volunteers at a fire battalion station so your needs can be met. it's also supporting each other in that way and providing a set up where a command post can be
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successful. then the other aspect is the field team aspect which are teams going out to do damage assessments which is walking around the neighborhood and providing the needs and the search and rescue skills that are needed. the program allows you to go on and get training from animal care control, from our water department to allow you to broaden your skills in the response. thank you. >> very good. will you give us an idea of the scope of the two large gatherings of nert volunteers every year. what transpires there? >> absolutely. the april and october activation is a request to anyone trained citywide to come to a central point and we set up mock neighborhoods for any number of people registered and
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getting up to 50 people per neighborhood. we have an actual activation. when we hit go, the neighborhood team establishes the command post in that area and they carry out those skills we have been talking about. we'll take over a school like marina middle school and have that represent the neighborhood with addresses or rooms that need to be searched and neighborhood assessment to be done. so it provides that kind of realtime. it is slightly compressed because it is a drill but it's more of a realtime what are we going to do when the earthquake happens and we head to our staging area and we are asked to respond. >> it's excellent training because you actually get to practice with your neighbors. these are the people that get to know by face and skill level. it really is a very very good extension of the classroom learning.
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have you reached out to the boy scouts for the team component? >> we are developing our partners right now and looking for boy scouts. are you out there? call me. with that, with the unified school district we have done some reaching out and also among nert children to look at what that looks like so they can send us their team and we've already had some go through the program. >> very good. thank you very much for your presentation. any follow up questions on the part of commissioners? no. keep up the good work. thank you. >> next item? item no. 4. overview and summary of super bowl 50. assistant department chief
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of homeland security shane francisco to provide after action report of super bowl 50. >> good afternoon. >> so you have my report today on the super bowl and how things went during that crazy week. nine straight days of 18 hour days pretty much for everybody. all things went pretty well. we'll talk about that today. the first thing everyone probably noticed is that there was a heavy police presence. we had swat officers at the police department.
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it might have been heavy but it kept everything very safe. if that's what it takes, so be it. unfortunately we have to live in this day in age with that kind of presence. police department had a lot of coverage. they had escorts to deal with, vips and so much coverage. they did a great. just to recap what we did in san francisco. we had two major venues, at the moscone center and at the super bowl plaza at the park and the connecting both of them. we had one at pier 1 and emergency services operated and the police department operation center activated. we'll talk about that and how those things
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went. our structure for the super bowl. here is our organizational chart. i don't expect you to memorize this, but very large, very involved for us. probably one of the largest events in city of san francisco since the world fair. 9 days long of this type of structure that you see in front of you. just to give you an idea of what that looked like. the resources assigned to the event. i will do a quick recap for you. our command was chief assistant franklin and mike thompson and jeff myers and tony maloy. this was the heart of the team if you will, the people that made sure the operations ran smoothly for 9 days straight. at the moscone center we had 4 emi foot teams, ems gator on
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surface, two ambulances, fire service and command post and battalion chief at the command post. very similar to super bowl city except no foot teams. one fire gator and mini pumper and three ambulances there. at the operations center that i mentioned we had rc zanon and chris bond at the eoc and police department operator. those two volunteered to work most of the days and covered most of the shifts there and brought it great continuity to that operation. which makes it easier. we have people in the know and we don't have to revisit and relearn every day. that was a welcome to have. down in santa clara, we had rescue captain wong at the field
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and lieutenant george carawani representing the santa clara emergency operations center. hazardous materials now, we had many agencies working in our behalf. we joined the hazmat assessment team. the program out of liver moore and fbi and we were able to respond and assess any significant incident that may have happened during those 9 days. fortunately we didn't have any major incidents. that was run by station 46, our hazmat captain, the backbone of that and this was our control team for the technical team. under this you umbrella we had many agencies working for us. in addition to this,
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the national nuclear agency and the nuclear detection office. they had 29 hits in those 9 days, 43 in the bay area during the 9 days of the super bowl. from the national guard civil support team, this is a dedicated national guard asset of the state. each state has at least one civil support team. california we are lucky we have two because we are very large. we have teams the 71st from iowa and nevada and guam and hayward. we have the homeland response from the washington state national guard to provide the dedicate decontamination asset to respond to any incident or hospital to do just decontamination. so very thankful to these teams that came in and
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flew long distances and worked these long 12-18-hour days there. but things went very well with that operation. so, moving on the operations at the super bowl events at the moscone center. it's the football field and you can go inside and throw it and test your skills and usually that results in an injury when there is an adult participation. here are some numbers on the nfl on the attendance we saw there during 9 days. as you see kind of mild the first weekend and slows down that monday and tuesday and of course as you reach the weekend as more people start flying into the city and people start getting more excited about the game, it reaches 40,000 people on saturday. the game was very light as the game was going on. over 40,000 visitors to the
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moscone center and we move on to the super bowl city and we saw the largest crowds maybe since the millennium. lots of people there on friday and saturday. as you can see the pictures. it was very good for the city. the weather turned out well for us and lent to the atmosphere there. according to the super bowl 50 host committee. here are the numbers. they barely estimated here for the event. opening weekend, quite a significant crowd. it dips down again on that monday and tuesday and starts building back up as you get closure and those are the days when you have major bands at the park and friday it got crazy and that saturday even more so. you can see the dense of people down at the water front. tons and tons of people. we had a lot of events like this that we are pretty well prepared for and we worked very
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well with the police department and captain dave lazar is the command post at the police department at pier one and working together there. we had some crowd issues. as you can see it's one of our trucks there. i think i counted 15 people on our truck. we got lost in the crowd in the command post. it felt like a soccer match. i had no control over my body. we kind of lost the fire a little bit. together working with the police department, we developed a joint operation to send in one of our mini pumper along with a barricade truck because people would part the way and as the truck went through we gave the fire lane and things started to leave itself a little bit and we had a safe fire lane to operate with. working with the police
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department we had a great outcome for that which is done on the fly. things worked out really well there. moving on, the kind of call volume we saw for the fire department. with all assets we had assigned. we has 71 responses for our football team and then 142 responses. 49 were on saturday. it got very busy on saturday. total responses 173. we had kaiser five first aid stations set up. three at the nfl experience and two at super bowl city. combined they saw 1074 stations. what a big help that was from kaiser. that's a lot of people that may have generated a 911 call, transports that may have happened over thing
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s that do not need to be transported. a big thank you to kaiser to things that worked well and america's cup and worked well here as a place that we can take patients that were not critical. very busy on that saturday. so we actually had one building fire call while we were there at super bowl city. it was that one market. the kitchen fire, a grease fire. they were trying to roast 10 prime ribs than the normal number. the fire got put out quickly with the building systems there. but we had dedicated fire inspector personnel and already established the fire watch at the building. everything was very safe. no real issues. we had the resources to deal with it. so things went well. one other aspect we had was the visiting
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public safety officials. houston, the next city to get the super bowl, this was the official handoff from public safety to public safety. houston police department and county sheriff's and the houston fire department, emergency management members of the city of houston all came here. all about total of 52 houston personnel came and command fire staff was here and six members volunteered to drive vans for them, two a day and chief guzman and chief castiano were our host and they saw every venue, every operation center and it was a chance for them to learn and see how we plan things and how the venues are going to look for them and gave them our best advice and good luck and best wishes for the super bowl in houston. very great comments about
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that and members worked well. the last thing i want to say is we had people that volunteered for us and they had very long days working and without their dedication to committing to work, those long hours, we wouldn't have been successful. thank you to the members of station 49 and those who volunteered to work those shifts. that concludes my presentation. we are beginning that process of the formal process. everybody is now sitting down and taking a look at the numbers and putting it altogether and applying meaning to it. they will produce an after action report. at this time can i address any questions for
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you? >> excuse me. thank you very much, chief francisco. did you also delineate some observations? >> that didn't make the deadline. i apologize for that. >> i see, those are to be considered at a later date? >> yes, ma'am. we will put it altogether. >> okay. great. thank you very much. at this time i would like to open the mic up for public comment. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. -- there is 1 person. a former commissioner. >> president covington, chief, members of the commission. larry griffin here. sorry it's not on the super bowl, but i wanted to express my appreciation on february 13th.
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about 10 to 9:00, i started smelling smoke in my neighborhood and started to hear a lot of alarms go off and i walk around the corner and there was a three alarm fire around the corner from my house. it's was a victorian wooden structure. it's been a long time since i was at a fire. it was scary because it was a three alarm fire and a lot of flames, but it was exciting to see the men and women of this department contain that fire and fight it and put it out in a real quick amount of time. they were so professional and just so on-the-job. i wanted to come and commend them tonight. that's why i stopped in tonight. i want to commend those that responded and the ones that didn't respond because they are ready to respond all the time and for all the work you do. thank you very much. >> thank you, mr. griffin.
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is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. and i will go to commissioner ken cleaveland? >> thank you, madam president. i would like to thank the chief and the team on a great job. we are grateful and our city is grateful for the fire department's involvement and keeping the super bowl event as safe as it was. i do have a couple of questions. you mentioned the radio logical equipment? what is that. >> they are out there to detect that and look for terrorist type of events and bombs. these were mostly medical in nature. if someone goes to a doctor and get a radioactive tracer for a procedure. it's really easy to detect
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with radiation. so you get a hit on that and make sure it's not nefarious. we were able to identify the isotope. no big deal. see you later. thank you very much and we go on. >> second question. do you have any idea on what it cost the fire department to assist with super bowl 50? >> those numbers are just posting and we are probably a little early in this meeting to talk about. we are working on that this week and will probably have a better number for you. i think it's in the neighborhood of maybe 250, with over time expenditures and what we were given by the deal to deal with it. >> very good. very good job. >> it was a team effort. >> thank you. >> thank you, vice-president ken cleaveland. our chief of department would like to add something?
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>> thank you, i would like to reserve that number. we had originally when our budget was being discussed last year, we did receive approximately $250,000 that we earmarked for super bowl. subsequent to that we put our heads together and it would be north of $250,000. i think i'm projecting approximately around $500,000 range or so. like chief francisco said, we will have full detail on that in the coming weeks. >> thank you, chief. commissioner nakajo? >> thank you, madam president. i also wanted to echo chief francisco and appreciation from this commission in terms of all the work put into this super bowl 50 and i know you put that acknowledgment in terms of the members of station 49 and all the
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firefighters that did volunteer that they really couldn't accomplish. i wanted to express that initiation. i'm really gratified that they detailed this report and it hasn't been that long ago. i think that this evening's presentation as comprehensive as it is, it's really important for san franciscan to know what it takes to put together a super bowl or super bowl city. i also think that might reinforce the status of san francisco as a major venue city that can compete on any comparable level. any structure with the reports that shows to me and the commission which is all the components that it takes to pull this off without sparing any kind of means or lack of necessity. so whatever budget figure
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we do submit chief white to the mayor's office or the cost of it so san francisco can see what it cost to have a great event. i want to extend my appreciation to the chief and to all the members. thank you, madam president. >> thank you, commissioner nakajo. commissioner michael hardeman? >> thank you, madam president. chief francisco, i think you used a lot of your athletic ability. everybody knows you are quite an athlete and i think you needed all that strength and conditioning that you have from the abilities to even or continuing to play baseball. so you are in shape and i appreciate your staying in shape. the weapon was this on page two, what kind of a weapon is that?
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>> it's most likely an ar 15, that's a civilianized version. >> i was talking to a couple of these guys at moscone and very shocked to see at moscone. i have been going by moscone center my whole life. it's now where all the conventions are but things change. i'm surprise but happy to see these. these are a deterrence. when you shop in europe and you are surprised and when you go to san francisco and you see them around. with your report and all the other folks that you had working with you and protecting all the visitors, very comforting. no incidents. i think it was all because
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you were so prepared. so you really deserve a pat in the back. the gators, i was talking to probably everybody has an idea. golf carts and some mini ambulance. that's what the gators and i saw them first in new york city and they were actually doing a rescue for somebody that had a heart attack. i think you are not prepared to talk about it today but i think the gators are very wonderful thing and i heard that you had five active, one broke down. >> we had six. thankfully none broke down. the gaiters we are using very often and they worked well for us. >> in the new year's chinese parade i talk to a couple of
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firefighters during that parade and they liked doing that duty and they volunteered to man -- a gator that night and it's such a great tool. very good. >> the gators that we had in the picture protect with the she will on the back and equipment from the rain and they were able to get it done in time for the super bowl and of course el nino went away. >> then we talk about restaurants in the area and after that meeting there was like another half dozen restaurants. i think there was a problem of communication. if the public knew all of those restaurants that were very good restaurants. they would have enjoyed themselves
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and they would have enjoyed their availability. next time i would like to have more notice to make those restaurants happy and get those businesses taken care of. it's the only negative. thank you very much for your job and all your work. >> thank you. i would like to thank the chief and battalion mike thompson. they did great work and ran the operations everyday. big thank you to all of them. >> the game ticket would have been nice. but that's okay. >> thank you, chief francisco. i would like to also thank chief castellanos as well as chief guzman. i think everything went
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fabulously well and to have the logistics of people working that day as well as the people who are coming to such a huge event, it's really fortunate for us that we have such a person that's very good that the chief of our department selected chief francisco for these duties. he brings a wealth of knowledge and depth of experience that was put to good use over those 9 days. very much for your update and your report. i wanted us to get this information while it was still fresh in our minds. and during the times that i went to super bowl city, once before just to get the lay of the land with chief francisco and i went on the
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first sunday. it was an amazing event. our city looked good, everyone from near and far came. lots of families, lots of excitement about the venues, about the game. i was so pleased that everything went well and i was extremely relieved when everybody headed down to santa clara. so thank you again, chief francisco. >> thank you. we'll call the next item, please. city clerk: item no. 5. chief of department's report. report on current issues, activities and vebts with department since the fire commission meeting of
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february 10, 2016, including fleer, 2015-2016 budget, staffing changes, academies strategic planning, 150th anniversary update, special events, communication and outreach to other government agencies and the public. >> good evening, fire commission. this is my report since last meeting of january 10th. this is the budget since the last meeting. we submitted the budget on february 22nd. we look forward to more conversations with the mayor's office prior to the submittal on june 21st. it's the process of confirming a date for our budget committee to meet with the mayor's budget director kate howard. i anticipate that will be some time next month during the month
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of march. not any know staffing changes to report for this reporting period of time. we do anticipate fire fighter keith bracha to introduce himself at the march 9th report. in the process of announcing very soon some acting positions in the ems division which we will be able to report at the next meeting. related to academies, 119th academy is off to a good start. they begin on january 25th, and later we are joining by station no. 49 for a total of 50 members going through the academy with a graduation date in may. followed by the 120 class which is yet to be selected. backgrounds have been pretty much conducted and interviews will take place through the meet and
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greet in the march and april timeframe. we have members that were a good fit to our department and very instrumental during the staffing of super bowl week. there are 13 members this week that are transitioning to become full time members of our department as emt's and full time members as of friday. that is something new we are embarking upon. they have done a very good job for us since we hired them in august and leaving our per diem status as we become full time members. they will participate in the h 1 level academy, another entry level academy which we have a list to draw from for
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emt's. regarding strategic planning, we met yesterday and we have a final report out including communications, revenue, fleet, and we are delighted to have commissioner cleveland joining in strategic planning. i think you got the gist of the sort of the deep dive that each subcommittee has taken nor the -- in order to get this plan together. the goal is to get these subcommittee reports and put them in a draft document which my office will be doing with some assistance from the subject matter experts that have offered to take a look to formulate and format. the committee will draft the document by e-mail and set the meeting date to
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discuss the path forward to how we are going to do disseminate that to the commission and field in draft form and that meeting is scheduled for march 28th at 9:00 a.m.. secretary was going to check to see if that works with them. that is at least what we are endeavoring to meet on the 28th. the draft document will be e-mailed ahead of time. regarding the 150 anniversary, we are looking forward to kicking off our 150th celebration in conjunction with the nert drill on april 17th and april 18th with the commemoration of the 1906 earthquake and fire. where there is a committee meeting scheduled for tomorrow. lots of progress has been made. i think there was a lot of anticipation and work being done around the super bowl and we have made a lot of progress and
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i'm happy to report and happy to say we have made a lot of progress in terms of getting corporate sponsors to assist and partner with us on many of the events and we are locking down and reviewing the calendar of events and start in april and conclude with the 150th birthday. we will have an updated calendar for you. regarding special events. commissioner hardeman participated as well as other firefighters participated in the chinese parade. thank you for participating. then also wanted to just step back for the last item which is communications and outreach to other government agencies and the public. the deputies and i are continuing to have open lines of
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communication with the membership. we did immediate with local 798 with our monthly meeting and met with united fire and met with president london breed on a number of department issues relates to our trade facility and our new firehouse to be constructed to take down the current station 5 and what that new facility will look like as well as the facade and the interior and a number of other issues budget related. so forth. we expressed our great need to get things back in relation to our apparatus and replacement plan. the department of human resources assisted in the chief exam. my understanding there was 21 candidates that participated and completed that process. on the 23rd, yesterday, the
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deputies and i attended. he was nominated and received and award firefighter john christy. we are very proud of his honor and it's well deserved. this morning i participated in a leadership forum with our treasurer jose cisneros and todd ruf o on a panel discussion for the executive association at the main library where we were asked about challenges related to our respective roles in city government.
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>> that's all i have for my report. >> thank you. vice-president ken cleaveland? >> thank you for the report. how much money are we trying to raise from the public from donations and how much have we raised to date? >> so we have raised an amount that i would like to share with the committee tomorrow. i would be happy to share with the public at the next meeting and i will be happy to share with you after the meeting. it's very good news and a lot of anxiety around this and a lot of interest. suffice to say we have a lot
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of very good partners that appreciate the dedicated work that the men and women of the department active and retired have done. i feel pretty good. >> i do know the businesses and citizens of san francisco would love to support the department. is it $800,000 that we need and knowing that, and if we don't have to write a check for donations, i will wait to get the report next month. >> we are meeting to talk about it because some of the items have been scaled back and some removed and some added. i would say we are in track to say what we feel we need to raise to make all the events successful. >> that would be on the report at the next commission meeting? >> correct.
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>> great. one final question regarding 150th, december 3rd, final banquet is that going to be open to the public? >> we are going to have a few events including april 18th and an event in september which will be the official civic celebration where we would like to have the mayor and other city officials, former mayor's, senators, as well as the public. we are looking for that to be our biggest public event. most likely we are working with the giants to try to secure lot a to put on that event. december 3rd event which is still being developed. we want to do something to acknowledge the members that are working that day at station 49 and the fire houses, but then also offering something for off duty members. it would mostly be
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a member event but the civic celebration near the end of november. >> i would like to include and invite the nert participants and the certified people in the city because they worked so hard. i would like to include them. >> absolutely and the start begins april 17th where we will pay special tribute to the nert volunteers. >> perfect. thank you very much. >> thank you. commissioner nakajo? >> thank you, madam president. thank you, chief, for your report. i would like to get information on a couple of variances that you reported on your report. you reported on h 8 per diem were offered permanent positions. can you share with us how
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many of those h 8 candidates were offered and which they were offered at the emt level within the department? >> correct. we did a hiring a number of h 8's during this time of offering and because of the other employment they have because of a per diem or as needed part-time served them well with their schedule and to be able to come in and let them know what their availability is. there were others that i think there goal was to eventually get hired full time with the department. so we offered 14 people that opportunity to sort of transition from their per diem status to full time status. these are emt positions. so they definitely have a higher level of
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training but all emt positions but they all have paramedic licenses. one member started monday. one member has decided to move back into the h 8 status. we will transition 13 members. >> okay. i think that's a real great accomplishment to have a member come in as a per diem. i remember when we conceptually talked about h 8's and the concern as to where that would be that pull of resources because there is a lot of requirement in terms of coming on a per diem rather than full time. so, to have individuals come in as an h 8. as i understand once they graduate we immediately put those in the fields for service? >> correct. the training was modified because they had been elsewhere. some of it was online and
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some classroom training. once they finished the criteria which was developed, they were able to be out on the streets with another member of our department. >> so these positions, emt are full time positions within our department? >> correct. >> the other question i have is perhaps i'm not sure if it's appropriate in your report and perhaps you might want to refer back to operations and such, but i know that we are presently in the 119th class and this class that graduated in may. i'm curious of the graduating class of 117, 118 and 119 and how that works with the department. because at this point class 117, 118 should be off probation and
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integrated within our department? >> i believe 117 is off probation, 118, they are still under going some steps and still on probationary status. >> i realize i'm asking this question through your command force, but i would like to get some feedback on how these new members are performing out there in the field particularly i know that recent fire and i know it will come out on the report on fulton street and i would like to see you address that and hear something about that. >> no problem. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, commissioner.
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>> commissioner? michael hardeman? >> thank you. there is a report. do you mind if i read it? this struck me as the last meeting and now we have some evidence. the california highway patrol. i was talking to the california highway patrol man i was talking to at the chinese parade and asked him if he knew how the california highway patrol man was doing after his throat was slashed. he said no way that anyone thought he was going to live. he said the response was so
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swift and professional. they thought their fellow officer was dead. this was a letter from the california highway patrol commissioner jerald. "on tuesday february 2016, members of the fire department responded to a call from the california highway patrol officer. the swift response in medical aid they provided were paramount in our officer arriving quickly. we are happy to report he will make a full recovery. thanks to emt and paramedics. i want to thank you and your staff personally for coming to our aid so quickly. please convey my gratitude
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to paramedic and emt for their efforts. knowing when san francisco can respond to a need when it rises we are always ready to -- reciprocally. >> thank you. >> thank you. i too echo the great work done by our members that day. oftentimes when we respond to incidents, the members give their heart and -- soul.
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sometimes they don't get the recognition. the commissioner was flying in to sacramento to meet with his member at the hospital. the three members, our emt brook ij paramedic were able to meet with him and they thanked him. it was a great opportunity to have the members personally acknowledged that day by the commissioner and i believe they also had the opportunity to perhaps meet the chp officer. i was with them. i accompanied them. so, thank you. >> thank you, chief hayes-white. >> commissioner nakajo? >> thank you. i forgot to bring the area
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of correspondence to our public. in the package there is a letter from supervisor david campos to encourage us to have a dialogue with the community. at direction discretion -- i know there has been some discussion with the department going into the mission and having a dialogue. this has been sent to the commission in the participation and again if there is something that we can do with this and we don't have to have a formalized participation but a commissioner might be able to attend with you and whatever is deemed properly our representative. did you want to speak to this chief in terms of are we doing something in terms of this dialogue. supervisor campos' letter?
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>> yes. commissioner, nakajo, i have been very well able to go into mission district and i spoke with some of the advocates that we do that. so, not really an issue. i think one of the things that we discussed that with francee covington and with the request that you received from supervisor campos that there be a fire commission meeting out there. i know vice-president covington considered doing that or something like you talked about something more informal and around our presence and fire marshall and perhaps two commissioners. i think that's an on going discussion and i will defer to the president of the commission for that. >> thank you. yes. to my fellow commissioners and the chief of the department, as you know the president and vice-president meet
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with the chief of the department before a commission meeting. so this was item no. 1 at our meeting agenda just a couple hours ago. so, yes, there will be a meeting in the mission, but the details still have to be worked out. okay? as soon as we know, you will know. thank you. any other questions for the chief? okay. madam secretary? administration report. chief white? take it away chief williams. >> thank you. good evening president covington, members of the fire commission. this is my administrative report for the month of february, 2016. i will start with homeland
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security. adc shane francisco presented his abc 50 action report and with the planning and implementation it basically covered the entire month of january. during this month however along with the assistance of chief myers and the chinese parade which happened this last weekend and attended a workgroup meeting in preparation of large scale sporting events called concepts of operations or conop development. in our assignment offices we completed interviews for the vacant position in the assignment office. under the direction of the chief, the assignment shall be made shortly. in addition we have two members of the 1844 senior management
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assistants hired by the staff and assignment office and they are successfully completing their 6 months training. vacation selections at the airport will be completed by monday february 29. th: under isb, during this reporting period random test continue on track. there have been 32 members tested during this reporting period. all have resulted in negative reports. in addition, they have continued to conduct background testing of candidates for upcoming academies. under training, with the assistant deputy chief jeff columnbini, i would like to start by addressing commissioner nakajo's concern. we have reports from the division in the field and a high
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probationary firefighters are doing a fine job in meeting their expectations for the probationary period. and they are conducting their work at the academy and concluding the testing for the members in the field and as well as conducting our in service training for our department members which includes our below grade training which is held on yerba buena island and we've also gotten positive feedback on the field on the training that they have received. we anticipate having the active shooter training later this year. we'll produce a module that involve the sf p.d. staff." the staff have continued
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their construction on the bart facility. we began the five-day academies for the h 8's moving on to level one emt's. under the emf division and with the portion of the recruit academy conduct the emt and paramedic recertification and licensing accreditation. as well as conducting the h 8 academies and they are also gearing up for upcoming h 3 level one, academies, h 3 level 2s and academies that will be held later on this year. i just want to acknowledge again what we will have erica arteseros, her training was very involved and her dedication to the program. when i was chief of training i got a
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chance to work with her up close and she has done a very positive job and built up a great support team with her advisory board as well as the volunteers that you see here tonight. under support services with assistant deputy chief lombardy. we have gotten approval from the board of supervisors on the health bond and it's anticipated to be placed on the june ballot. under easter bond training. under station 16 under building permit review it's anticipated to start construction early summer of 2016 and it's also under review and anticipated that the inspection will be within the next 2-3
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months. the department has contracted with an industrial hygienist from dph to conduct on health and safety and osha compliance. the team has been working closely with the division team on various projects including airport station 3 relocation and working closely with the department of environment and local 798 and the cancer foundation. chief lombardy along with residents from the community and the cancer foundation have met with the neighbors from the airports to discuss their concerns regarding health and safety of that relocation and that construction and it has been met with positive results. chief lombardy plans to meet again with the staff to discuss any other concerns they may have with the actual construction of the
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remodel of the new station. under faculty maintenance, a total of 193 request for services were received and processed for the month of january. under the e-bonds, those includes repairs for roofs, windows and showers, generators and other repairs. under e-ser 1, wss, the repairs and completion for the tank. and twin peaks reservoir. and with all of these repairs we saved over 500,000 gallons of water which was leaked each day.
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the construction continues on various systems throughout the city. and planning and design were continued for the tunnel project throughout the city. the suite management new specifications for engines are being finalized and enhanced features into related specifics. ambulance specifications inform a firehouse. and it's for a more efficient and better operation staffing. logistics have moved the majority of it's operations and equipment to 25th street for a more organizational efficiency. the water supply officer i think
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there was an inquiry about that position. they are currently working on various projects such as on going inspection of the system throughout the city as was mentioned a few minutes ago. so they along with the field are inspecting the systems in checking levels and the physical conditions of each system as they are inspected and what they are gathering is determining if the systems are viable, the water levels and the age and just determining if the leaks are worth salvaging or repairing. they are working also to maintaining a mock pressure island for testing purposes and looking to the system on the foster which they lose a lot of water and results in a
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lot of sediment when they use drills. they have also worked with the water department and conducted a drill on january 28th, and what they are testing is the reliability and the status of the pums -- pumps as the capability for the firefightering needs for the man flow along the bay. the drill went well and being analyzed by the san francisco water department. once they get all the stats they will meet with station 35 to discuss with them further since that is where the fire boats are health. concerning the bayview hunters point and candlestick station. one will be a single engine company and the other will
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be a double engine company. they are specifying the space needed for this station. there has not been a definite location established. as i mentioned in the previous report, the fireboat is on track for completion on may 31. the boat builder has requested an extension to fireboat contract due to a couple of delays on the construction side. the department and oc a met with vigor last week and that request has been reviewed and tentatively approved by oca and the fire department. the anticipated completion date for the boat is may 31. but a contract amendment is currently being processed which would extend
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the contract to reflect the new delivery date as well as increased liquidated damages for the city if that date is not met. and finally as chief mentioned the budget has been submitted this week. it's in the mayor's office for review. that concludes my report if you have any questions. >> thank you, chief, williams, for that report. commissioner ken cleaveland? >> thank you very much for that report. when is this new completion date as discussing with the contractors? >> that is tentatively may 31. that is the new date. >> it is supposed to happen? >> it is supposed to happen. if there is any delay, they will be
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assessed. >> are you confident we will have the new fireboat by may 31? >> yes. [ laughter ] >> are you confident that all the issues of the airport with the relocation of the fire station there, all the firefighters that are concerned with the air pollution are being taken care of? >> yes, i'm confident about that. they met with the industrial hygienist, chief lombardy and members from the unit and the cancer prevention and the meetings are on going. i think their concerns as far as health have been addressed and the next phase will be the actual layout of the new construction. >> didn't you have hygienist do some sort of analysis? >> yes. >> so that report was provided to them and so there is no cause for concern? >> that's correct.
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>> final question, in terms of a continuing education, do we have a budget and do we have a series of continuing education of courses for all of the firefighters. we put in 1600 people within the the fire department. i think it's important that all of them feel there is something they can learn and there is a new program, new techniques, new equipment to learn about. i'm wondering what kind of budget do we have for continuing education and what does that entail for the most part? >> first of all, it's all encouraged to seek education. we have state and fire marshall courses that we start to move in and as we move toward accreditation we will move toward that. speaking on the education, we reimburse for the education
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you receive. as far as the budget, i would have to refer. >> while mark is coming up, i think generally we have a certain amount allotted and so like chief williams said, we encourage continuing education. there are times and more for specialty for bureau fire prevention and we are going to do more under this fire marshall bring in subject matter experts as opposed to sending people up and we have a day for the staff to avail themselves of that training. we are also looking for opportunities to partner with city college. but members now and the training does, we go through training rather quickly but members will request time off for training and will request reimbursement. there is that amount we
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would like to increase for training reimbursement. >> i want to add that we are increasing training at our facility so they have the ability to come on site. >> i think it's important to continue to learn and education and it's important to have some sort of non-profit outside of the fire department to help fund some of the conferences that firefighters wish to attend to bring up their skills. that's why i bring this up that it's critical that we fund continuing education for the existing members of the fire department. >> did you want do comment at all? do you know the specific figures off the top of your head? >> good evening, commissioners, the
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chief alluded to a very small training budget. as far as dollars associated that allowed us to bring in some grant funds in order to put on classes. the budget training at staff at treasure island and as they have been presented here as far as a number of advancement in terms of equipment scenario regarding the situations and as they have been preparing. the chief mentioned working with city college as far as some type of agreement with them. chief and myself are meeting with them tomorrow. that would provide a course and very little cost to us. >> that's good to hear. thank you very much for that.
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>> thank you very much. deputy chief columnbini. this year we are doing more online with the target solutions and working with ems and starting out on the suppression side. we have worked really well and have a couple of instructor classes already brought on our property where we've i think the last count was about 32 instructors. now we can train firefighter survival classes. with that california safe fire marshall program that we have taken up, it's bringing all kinds of new classes that we are able to do on-site for our members at pretty much no cost to them. so it's working out pretty well. >> i'm glad to hear that. we talked about a grant writer. i think perhaps we have been
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asking for funding for a grant writer within the department. that grant writer could also write grants to bring in money for continuing education. i hope our budget department is listening. thank you. >> thank you, vice-president ken cleaveland. commissioner nakajo? >> thank you very much for your comprehensive report. i want to ask for a couple questions as i try to digest out your report. you gave information on the easter bond? >> yes. >> and what is that for? >> some of the e-ser projects are for repair and replacement and it's i believe near completion if not closing out of the projects. >> the closing out of the projects in
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reference to that easter bond. is that chief williams, chief lombardy? >> assistant deputy chief lombardy. we are closing out the easter bond and the only two projects that will be left is station 5 and 18 and we'll move down to the 14 bond. we have done that already but coming down to the finalization of the bond. >> as we start to move to 2014, does that have designation for major repairs? >> yes it does. the 2014 bond was $85 million to refresh everybody's memory. we will be doing
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scope and comprehensive seismic. the major part of the bond, 1/3 of that money will be in station 35 which was for the bond and we realized we couldn't afford all three stations in that bond. we moved to 2014 bond and will be redoing that station out over the water which is a very expensive project. >> okay. so in terms of 2010 easter bond, is that bond also cover the name of the new station at the hall of justice? >> yes, the 2010 easter bond was $65 million and we received a new station forward along with the safety building and the police got a new substation and headquarters. that did not come out of the $65 million. that was an independent project and did not come out of the funds.
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>> so that station for it was a new station? >> yes. that's a brand new station for us, however the funds did not come out of that bond. there was a separate i believe around $245 million on approximately $45 million bond for the public safety building and in that building was a new police headquarters and police station and fire station within that one project. >> so perhaps again for the chief and perhaps at your discretion, perhaps it sounds like it falls under operation and update perhaps on operation 4. again, i know it's operating but technically, and again i don't know if this is appropriate to ask that question on how this is operating with the personnel and the city. >> commissioner, i would suggest that
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could be incorporated as part of the operations report that chief gonzalez can give an overview of the area that they are protecting and serving as well as call volume as well as and so forth if that works? >> that does work. i just want to get clarity in my mind as well because i know traditionally we talked about station one with locality which it does have a new location on folsom street and station two and station three and where does station four fall in. i'm just curious how that falls in talking with the easter bond. last question, chief williams. where is the bayview hunters point projections, is that easter bond? >> candlestick point and hunters point by lenar and we are
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still determining on where to locate that firehouse. there is plans out there and there is certain parcels dedicated for community parcels and one of those parcels will be a community firehouse for sure. it's just a matter of which serves best. that currently does not fall under easter bond funds. >> that's a cooperation between the developer and the department chief? >> it's currently it's listed as a general fund project today. the developer is supplying the land for us but not necessarily building the fire station. >> okay. i just want to be clear that we have a lot of input of where that station serves a lot of the needs. not that i'm not appreciative of that, but we had a gift of a location of a fire station and i'm not sure if that really helps us in our
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general terms of responsibilities. again bayview hunters . maybe down the road and there is a lot of residents in that area. >> i agree with that. my chief and i met with the builder and emphasized the same thought process that you are explaining right now. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, commissioner nakajo. commissioner michael hardeman? >> real quick, madam president. chief williams, you have become very efficient in your report. good job. you mentioned one thing about saving of 500,000 gallons of water. interesting i was at the
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public commission in san francisco and that it leaked so much water in a day than san francisco used. so that's how these leaks came and how much water gets taken and with this drought, it's nice to hear that we are doing the part in saving water. good job and great report. >> thank you. >> thank you, commissioner. i have a few questions regarding the chief of the department's report as well as your report, chief williams. the training fund, and this question is for the chief of the department. the training fund and i understand this is an opportunity for members of the department to have additional training and get certified in particular areas, but i also
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understand that if you take a class, if you decide to take a class and it's an away class of a few days or so and that class is towards the end of the year, that the funds have already been expended from the training fund and so you are basically writing the large check yourself. so is there a way to spread the monies out so they last throughout the calendar year? >> we can look at that but it's done on a first request. especially if we achieve growth in that training fund. it is something to look at. >> in the training fund, how much is it currently? >> i don't have that information. >> okay. we can discuss those details at another time. >> sure. >> i think that members of the department should be encouraged to apply as soon as they
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realize that they want to have training. it's now february. if there is a training that you have near and dear to your heart that isn't being offered until october, there should be a way to give the higher ups a heads up that i really want to go to this training and this is my case for doing that. so perhaps those funds can be set aside even though the training hasn't taken place yet. i understand it's on a reimbursement basis, but the reimbursement is oftentimes not covering the entire cost of the training. so any monies that we can pass on to staff of the department would be very helpful. >> certainly we can look at that and should also be noted as a part of the factor as part of the mou provision, if someone takes an
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initiative and achieves certain certification or degrees there is an increase and after a certain length of service that premium get paid the amount. whether someone is reimbursed or not by the department i think that is a great thing. i want to . out there is a financial incentive in addition to the memorandum of understanding where by if you take the initiative to grow yourself and expand with classes with education, you are compensated by the city. >> that's good to know. that's a long life >> it's in a few contracts. yes, once you get that premium, it stays with you and i believe it is pensionable. >> is it a percentage of your base pay? >> yes, it's a percentage.
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it's training and education incentive pay. >> all right. is it a 5 percent boost? >> i can find out. i believe it is 6.5%. pretty significant. >> i have a question. about may 31. when is that happening? >> we have a competition with the school district and partnership. they are going to assist us in a period where school children
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have the opportunity to name the fireboat. whether it's k-8, we haven't decided on it yet but something we are working on. >> i would like to know details at our next meeting because i think it's important to give the students and their teachers and the principals enough time to work on their submissions for the name of the fireboat. i think it's a wonderful way to, you know, include our younger citizens. >> so i look forward to that. >> i want to point out that we are working with chief kennedy as well as facilitating for our new employees. there will be commissioning of the boat. it will take some time, some
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deployment and training of the staff on this new marine vessel. so more to follow on that. >> thank you. we would appreciate an update. and station 5, i know in your remarks you mentioned that you had a meeting with our president of the board of supervisors, president breed and you had a discussion with her regarding station 5. can you elaborate on that or perhaps chief lombardy can. >> chief lombardy has been at previous meetings. he was not that the one. supervisor breed is taking initiative with this district with one of the larger trucks as the division chief at the northern police station. that will be a total take down of that facility and then a new facility. she's very interested and
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has been a great partner in terms of what that station is going to look like functional wise and as well as aesthetically. >> was there any discussion regarding the arson unit at station 5? >> that was not discussed at the last meeting we had but it is coming up in the past. what we agreed to do is have the most up to date blueprints brought to her office with deputy chief lombardy and we will review that with her. >> all right. that sounds good. perhaps at the end of next month, last meeting of the month, we can get an update. do you think that would be too soon? >> i think that's reasonable. >> okay. thank you very much, chief. those are all the questions that i have. thank you, chief williams. and thank you chief hayes
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white. next item, please. madam secretary. >> text 6 agenda for next fire commission meeting discussion regarding agenda for march 9, 2016, regular meeting. >> thank you. my fellow commissioners, what is your pleasure regarding the agenda? >> all right. vice-president cleaveland. >> i think we ought to have the safety task force and have that available for the results of the fire safety task force. i think it's what the community needs to hear. that should be agendaized. >> okay. thank you. any other
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commissioners? there are several items that we have not discussed. ems 6 update and the 911 task force collaboration with private ambulance companies. okay. ems 6, madam secretary. and then of course we will have the chief of this department report and then chief gonzalez will be presenting next time. >> are we doing the 911 task force for next meeting? >> let's see, our next meeting, yes, i think we are fine. i think we'll have to hold that one over. well, the fire safety task
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force and then ems 6. are two definites. so the agenda may expand over the next week or so. >> i believe the chief was going to do a recognition on the academy of arts? >> we are going to hold off on that for just a little while. >> okay. okay, commissioner cleaveland? >> just one thing i know that we have not discussed at commission level regarding staffing requirements at station 49. there has been a lot of back and forth and i think it might be useful to have that issue aired at the commission level. so i would like to see that issue brought to the commission.
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>> at the very next meeting? >> i think it's an issue to be resolved. >> all right. that sounds good to me. anything else? all right. thank you all very much. this is going to be an informative meeting. all right. well, i would like to thank everyone for coming, and i would like to thank everyone for their input and generosity of talent and time. this meeting is hereby adjourned. [ meeting is adjourned ] > the court is now acceptig
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applications for the civil grand jury. this investigative watchdog body is comprised of 19 public spirited citizens. >> we are seeking candidates from all walks of life, 18 or older, who will bring to the grand jury a wide spectrum of talent, ideas, and issues of concern. >> for more information, visit the civil grand jury website at sfgov.org/courts or c. >> now we'll invite our mayors to the stage to talk about the vision they'll get time at the
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podium and jim gardener will moderate the q and a if you have discussions there are cards at the table i'll gather them when when you put up our hands and if you could hold up you're hands another any time we've i couldn't do mayor ed lee to go first and let's have both of the mayors and introduce mayor ed lee please welcome ron vice president and area manager of kaiser permanente san francisco. >> (clapping). >> wednesday, february 17, 2016, everyone i'm relatively new here to the bay area i moved here from sacramento in july of last year
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and so if that process i've got a home up in sacramento about 36 hundred square feet i pays 200 and 50 conflict of interests a square foot for . >> (laughter) so if there is anybody the neighborhood i'd like to live in san francisco and i'm kind of interested in buying a house in the area i am so proud to be part of the kaiser permanente team i am part of a team that manages the san francisco geary boulevard and the south san francisco hospital for kaiser permanente we're delighted to be again spors the mayor's economic forecast the two great cities oakland our heralds and here in san francisco
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and part of our mission to serve community we've within an active partner the oemffice of economi workforce development san francisco san francisco including support for the san francisco chamber of commerce the center for economic development and the office of economic workforce development and most importantly we're proud of our relationship with san francisco made and excited about the workforce and really proud to be helpful in building part of that branch we care for two hundred and 10 thousand members here in the city and county of san francisco and i think as you may know we'll offer a brand new facility in the mission bay area openly on march 8 corner the corner the last in technology and we've commissions artwork from bay area artist and going
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for the led platinum ostensibly from jay murray that is instructional in helping thank you jay as a health care leader in san francisco i am thrived we have a mayor who understands how important it is to take care of our citizens and in 2015 mayor ed lee set an politiciaccomplico help more than 8 thousand people out of hollers by commissioner campos commenting one billion dollars over 4 years to expand nationally recognized homeless programs like the isn't that correct center and holdmeward bound care for the mentally ill he moved to have a extra to support electrical vehicles and green city government mayor ed lee developed and ore saw the
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prelims the city first 10 year examining for the infrastructure investment working with the department of emergency services mayor ed lee has overseen the disaster recovery and the planning efforts bringing all department to cooperate response and recovery for god forbid the next major earthquake we began working with the city and county of san francisco in 1989 and i'm told right out of high school he was the investigator for the city's whistle blower ordinance and does the executive director of the human right commission, direct of the city purchasing and discussion and possible action before appointed as the city administrator the year 2005 prior to the employment with the city and county of san francisco mayor ed lee was a managing
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attorney for the san francisco asian law caucus we worked for from 1979 to 89 mayor ed lee was born and raifr seattle i'd like to send me personal appreciation for the work on the sprob super bowl 50 i thought the job was phenomenal please help me welcome mayor ed lee. >> (clapping). >> thank you for that introduction ron guy that is ages ago all that history good morning, everyone gorgeous walking through here this morning is so counted out i thought i was in super bowl city i want to say thank you to sf business times and wells fargo and kaiser and all the sponsors that are here that allow mayor
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schaaf libby and i to talk about the cities we love our the people and the things to help everybody the most successful let me begin by saying thank you to a fascinating tom and make sure that everyone pays more but we're tom and i fascinatiirmont with the charlotte were involved in a very novice project i hope that today when i do talk about that maybe some of you may want to join by this summer we'll be erecting a statute of someone that is famous in san francisco he's in our hearts valentine's day hearts a statute that will be erected on the lawn of the fairmont attributed to our tony bennett if you're interested 2, 3, 4 participating please see
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tom and i auditors will be fantastic we're using hedtechnoy when you walk there are no across that statute some song comes on after the giant win how does that wo how do you like the super bowl (clapping.) i'm enthralled not just because i thought in my mind was a pretty exciting game because so much on the line for both experiences versus youth and east west and all that rivalry wli but most importantly it gave us mayors of the oakland and santa fe and, of course, myself an opportunity to acholic beverage over something big that challenged us barley on our minds the safety and security of
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everyone transportation, ways of getting crowded in and out of places we worry about twenty-four hours a day and pulled oh, well along with some very diverse events that occurred if not just the owners but the players and the sponsors and for me most importantly i think and something i will never forget in super bowl 50 the theme of philanthropy not just hosting super bowl 50 was great brown agagreat but the host committee that working with our mayors what was the thing we care about most, of course, the welfare of our sovereignty to have super bowl 50 that is 25 percent of every single dollars
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raised abowill go to the nonpros they'll an incredible theme i'm very, very prude u proud of that (clapping.) i know. >> that's exactly where that money will go. >> (inaudible). >> all right. >> of course we'll keep everybody save here. >> (inaudible) people want to sit down and (inaudible). >> you used to be with us with us the people. >> thank you. >> thank you for your view. >> but as everybody knows events events like the super bowl have been very helpful. >> thank you. >> (inaudible). >> pushing out the homeless
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help us - >> (inaudible). >> i don't expect you guys to be with me i'm not talking to you guys (clapping.) >> we're not satisfied what is going on with our commission. >> (inaudible) (multiple voices). >> wow. we're still san francisco (laughter (clapping.) and - in addition to the events
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we do host we want to make sure - >> (inaudible). >> they're getting done. >> (inaudible). >> they're getting downey done we're hosiusing more people. >> (inaudible). >> i'll say it again - (inaudible). >> this guy is a crook. >> getting security. >> fire chief suhr fire chief suhr fire chief suhr. >> i know that time for you to leave sir, i'm glad you had a chance to have our voice heard, sir but time to give the mayor the respect. >> (inaudible).
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>> time for you to leave, sir (clapping.) time for you to leave sir. >> (inaudible). >> i'm so sorry. >> thousands of people i'm representing right now for the homeless (inaudible). >> you are the mayor of our city. >> thank you. your not allowing all the guests to hear what you're you are a mire is saying thank ythank yoyo
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(clapping.) >> whew since the topic of homelessness has been raised along where public safety let me say a few words about that you've already seen and unveiled the statistic it is true we have a housing crisis the city and obviously those that are homeless feel that feel it even more but the statistics that march unveiled a lot of people that want to move on and could. 80 come to the city for the good jobs and the training we've been giving people to get those good jobs our city is attractive for a number of reasons but the area of homelessness our city is spending over one hundred and $80 million a year and now after this year it is bumgdz up to over $2 million why? because we're housing more of the homeless not just the public
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services we're giving and the health care we're giving them and not the mental health and the transitional hours but when we house our homeless on a permanent basis that has to be subsidized that's why it is so expensive, in fact, this coming we year we've spent over one and $12 million in direct subsidies so f for this is the veterans and that excludincludes those were couldn't do if they want to go else where aere on herman plaza around union square i think you'll all agree we shouldn't be having people sleep on the streets of san francisco not the quality of life that we wish anyone and we want to have to do more and we're doing more and continue to do more we need do
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the help of our economy to do that this is how our economy is shaped that's the argument with the board of supervisors in making sure that every year your budgets are reflective of our human values that's why we have some high expenditures not just for the homeless but middle-income families we're trying to build housing for as well we need folks in this audience to participate in making sure we have a strong economy quite frankly no matter what advocates building if we don't say a strong economy we can't help anyone (clapping.) that's why we're able to demonstrate through the building of the navigation center and the running of that we have the ability to house people on the
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permanent basis and provides them with services and we've made a commitment we know if we ecp keep our strong question and working on the right things we will be able to utilize the revenues if that to be able to help 8 thousand people get off of homeless for the next year's in is commitment to make sure that people are touched and we have more resources to be able to do this that's why we're able to make candidates we're not the only city it is doing all of this kind work we're share this responsibility with other cities that that's why we have a homeless topic as the focus of the mayors with portland and seattle and los angeles with the other cities where in seattle for example, they jumped up 21 percent
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increase in the homeless population we're looking at each other to figure out the ways to do things better and more efficiently that's why we called for a single department a department to end homeless in san francisco that's a commitment we invamade we've std the meetings with all of the organizations that work in different parts of aspects of helping our homeless population burglary health and human services the dpw teams and the police department as well as the court system and the justice systems so we are creating the department that will help over 8 thousand people get off homelessness forever we get to do this and you'll find that an trierldz example of the city's values. >> want to make sure you know
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that no city what about a successful city unless it's a safe city we'll continue to make sure that our police your fire and department of emergency services have all the tools they need to make sure that not only to respond to indicate electrifies man made and otherwise we'll findiprevent ana resilient city and speaking about our police department all of us know that we've committed to follow the department of justice guidelines and have that an 100 percent percent review of programs up and down and city at the same time serve our residents and a ton continue to build the trust amongst the departments and the community it serves a long time commitment i can't think of a more transparent ability than the
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department of justice coming in and taking a total view and comparison us with the cities and making sure we're doing the right thing and everything from hire to getting rid of of bias and a training the peace officers in the deesclation more affordable housing bonus prog m afs and tools for that to happen and we have a committed office of citizens complaints and committed police commission and people want to have that happen we're committed assault i know that today is fondling the economic development that we all want to have there is a lot of questions on everyone's mind i know with office building is limited by prop m we want to make sure they're planning and we'll study this and make that study very transparent soon to all of our developers and contractors he did people who are wondering where the economy
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will go spaces over the course is one of the most important thing housing not to repeat the housing crisis but how we'll rehab and preserve our way forward that is where the goal of thirty thousand units of housing is real we're accomplishing that last year measured by the few years before that we were able to establish $7,000 one hundred and 43 units of housing we'll do that every single year we need to average between 2 and 4 thousand a year to get to the 40 thousand as you see the depth in hunters point shipyard and hayes valley and treasure island has started the agreement we have with pier 70 and the giants you'll see that is a real number we'll be able to accomplish assuring and
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guaranteeing that half of that will be affordable to low and middle-income families the city a lot of the employers are strufrl with the talent to find hours for them we're working on transportation in addition to housing and this is where the collaboration with another mayor is too important we snare the responsibilities of work on the mtc and the san francisco neighborhood services & safety committee commission with groups like abag and others trying to make sure as a region we're doing the things neo, of course, we'll be supporting the bart bond this november 0th it make sure just as we've done with muni we have a strong foundational aspect to make sure that the services that bart can deliver is sound but we also are concerned about the population expansion and therefore the need to
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participation to the capabilici this is why mayor schaaf and you are making sure this bond reflect the commitment to look at the expansion to look at engineering designing of the second bart transbay crossing and making sure we accommodate that into the near future because i believe that the voters originates want to see this kind of transportation extend the bay area so people can move around freely and, of course, the works if we don't take down bart deal with some tremendous that causes a tremendous mulch amount the disruption transportation and housing and public safety and paying attention to our economics and making sure that we also pay attention to all of our communities this is what we
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get to do as mayors i'm glad on the day of our celebration of lunar new years we'll continue to express and to be cities that support our tremendous diversity the bay area thank you. i'll be glad to answer questions we want to keep this delivery sohort we'll go t the questions thank you very much (clapping.) >> mayor ed lee you have a tough job and mayor schaaf but with your proud of what you do to introduce mayor libby shift. >> please welcome the partner and welcome libby schaaf >> (clapping.) thank you libby shift. >> is a true public servant i
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was rvkt and i was listening to mayor ed lee we have two mayors here both of whom are recovery lawyers and it is an interesting issue when mary referred to one of the first years as the mayor's war recoverying lawyers all they do is not necessarily true libby is made and forged in oakland th she has spent over 2 1/2 decades severing oakland in many ways she is a self-described accurately as oakland chief chore leader and doing a gastrocobra leading us the existing times those are existing times for oakland but
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transform times and doing on excellent job here background as a even as a lawyer yes and working in a range of education nonprofits, working for the port of oakland and state and federal members and serving for jogoverr jerry brown to present to give us the kind of leadership it is important to note she's assembled a great team of leaders for the administration who are here and i'll note all of those top positions are filled by women (clapping.) we are making process progress >> some people do walk on music libby has asked me to present a walk on video and she'll come up
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and address i ask you to applauapplaud her in advance of video thank you. >> (clapping.) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i'm the - i'm the real thing i sound like the real thing human resources making it sound like the real thing i come from the land of - >> you want the truth in tones ♪ ♪ i wousaid i'm the real thing all it true heard my name in timbuktu and now - ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ who you do love
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ in wow. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i'm a real. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ in >> all right. (clapping.) oakland is the real thing it is hot, it is vibrant and so has been our economy 2015 was a great year for oaklands economy
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we added 10 thousand new jobs and saw another year of increased taxation revenues including a doubling of transfer tax because of all the sales activity and the increased property values our pipeline development swelled to 15 thousand units of housing waiting to be built and we enjoyed the lowest employment and vacancy rates we've stop sign for at least a decade and all this happened in a year where we implemented one of the greatest increases to the minimum wage that any city has seen i know that mayor ed lee and i will hope to bring that same type of increase to the minimum wage to all of california next year now oaklands economic remained exists and resilient ready to
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withstand any questions health care and tech and leisure and entertainment sections were fast growing sectors in oakland in 2016 looks to be an even more amazing year as institutional investors are doubling down on oakland and people are stopped asking whether or not we'll make it i certainly agree as well with what our consist mark from wells fargo seven hundred earlier about our challenges you may recall from the very first slide under the bay area exchanges years of strong growth h have severely strained the infrastructure. >> pushed high housing prices higher and the benefits of this growth are unevenly distributed and the gap is likely to widen
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so i want to use my 5 remaining minutes to touch on the accountability countries this is what mark apple pointed out the cost of living is rising for everyone while the benefits of growth and in terms of income is not so this is particularly true in oakland we currently have the fast rising rents relative to income of any city in america. >> we just became in november the fourth most expensive rental market in the country this oakland we're number 4 to we're still a barn compared to you mayor ed lee you far and away are holding the number one spot as americans most expensive city now how did this happen one
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reason wi reason between with 2010 and 2014 the bay area was adams roughly a half a mill private sector jobs but built 54 thousand new housing units that scare thank you creates a pressure on the housing crisis so thank you nearly a quarter of my residents are housing insecure that means they face high hours costs relate related to the income and live in over kroutdz or poor conditions, they face a theater of eviction or homeless and nearly half the residents are asset insecure not 3 months of savings put aside so all that hotness and vibrancy you saw the film is threatened
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by the affordability crisis oakland roots and cultural diversity has created the - they all hang the balance we can't let the very things attracting people and businesses to oakland get run out of town by this stampede now last year at this same fended i was trying to convince you to sample oakland secret sauce by coming to invest and clearly a number ever you ahear me this year i'm you could to help me preserve that help me prove that investment and economic growth can lift up rather than push out our long time and vulnerable recipient and that unique historical flavor of that place like
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oakland so i'm going to briefly suggest for you 4 was you can help me strengthen oakland economy awhile at the same time easing that go affordability crisis first don't just buy build i know you'll like that at the front table there are builders ear and next week i'll announce my commitment to build 17 thousand new unions of housing over the next 8 years to address the affordability crisis there are people in this room help me get this begun i like tall buildin buildings. (clapping.) >> especially near transit we get can use office towers and oakland is readiy to dense if i
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and second you consider supporting a small oakland grown businesses excluding including with access to capital consider our business services and your food from small oakland based companies you'll get quality products and help oakland with the income side of the affordability crisis i hope you know that blue bottle coffee is made in oakland this march we'll be partnering with the t have to bring crowd loans to 6 hundred oakland entrepreneurs you and your company is ghetto matching and organ and promoted lending to our employees it is fun to be a banker so let's position our small local businesses the with
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benefits of this boom it is grassroots entrepreneurship at the best and that's something that oakland has been about third help me build an even stronger quality of corporate citizenship before sound-proofed added cooperation or organ company benefits oakland businesses can do well and do good in fact, they have and take the venue capitalist as a great example their requiring the companies they invest in to commit to certain goals with regards to the workforce diversities and heavy investing in nonprofits that are helping our youth succeed in careeasses and fourth and finally help
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propo prepare our diverse and threatened workforce in oakland the youth of today are going to be your workers and noortsz of tomorrow we need you to offer summer jobs and intern shvpz we're calling this equality practic please tweet that the idea that oakland tech segment can be more inclusive and reflective of diversity as well hoelp to creae the pipeline of opportunities to help our altercation disadvantaged kids in oakland gaining the education and stills i skills to succeed in today's economy and particularly tomorrow and one grow up leadin the way is the oakland chamber of commerce so see barry if you want delays i'll think of no
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better way to help oakland to succeed by supporting our recently launched oakland promise we've got a shout out from the president of the united states he graced the fire hougo state warriors at the capitol hill last week on all levels oakland promises a karate he will to career from the colleges for babies in poverty for every single kindergartener in oakland public schools and it will include the mr. haney and colle college support and spliclirp a cl college completion in 10 years the unless otherwise stated. promise will go trip h triple the number of folks that graduate if college triple
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(clapping) >> you know at our launch last week, i was very honored to announce $25 million already committed to the initiative excludi including from benioff and kaiser permanente pg&e and many others i urge you to visit the oakland promise.org to sign up to be a champion and learn how to get involved now i look forward to sitting down with mayor ed lee to talk about the things we're working on together like transportation, raising the minimum wage and public safety i love working with mayor ed lee as well as with sam in 70s the bay area 3 big mayors way recognize never our problems more solutions will be isolated
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in our city boundary our cities to succeed we need over region to succeed so thank you very much and i enjoy i'll enjoy continuing this conversation (clapping.) >> thank you compare schaaf and mayor ed lee and now welcome our moderator jim of the business times and the author of our i do not like and many questions audience if you have questions if you have a card hold up you're hands jim gardener take it away. >> we'll move on the schedule of the ex parte of program. (laughter) i promise is no shouting on my part but anyway, mayor schaaf i
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announced a program 17 thousand homes over 4 years the situation in oakland correct me if i am wrong the visitors 14 thousand homes the pipeline >> 50. >> what's coming out of the ground is about one unit per year how will you ramp up quickly to develop 17 thousand over 8 years. >> it's ambitious i'll say right now we have about 14 hundred units in construction as we speak to those slumgz over the past years we're seeing the signs those days are happily over we very specific plans that entitled more than 17 thousand just the specific 4 plan areas we're now working on a specific
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town or plan for the downtown that will include more we singularly the city have the community buttinput and the environmental clearance to really create a clear vision of the type of growth we want and where we want it and make it easier this is a big way we think we'll facilitate this and exploring it easier to do modular and creating small units we're exploring how to speed up up the process. >> f is there a long time the system getting the projects in the pipeline to the construction the administration need to work or putting away. >> one thing he did was try to address the inspectors i don't want to get too much into the weeds but this is something
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we're aware of and continuing to as they say in oakland hawk on the problem but the issues the development by getting the capital secured to actually get the money to put the shovels the ground. >> and get it come on invest. >> mayor ed lee you've spoken about the need for san francisco this is not a san francisco it is in every community to develop more middle-income housing generally between to or one 50 percent of the average earners but a lot of places and families this is in terms of the thing not there you know less subsidies for developers construction and land costs but a what can san francisco do and lead the way and show the city
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how to develop more workforce hours. >> jimmy building that he with the have good examples how what was has been historically maybe 15 to 20 percent low income inclusionary housing and how we're able to use for example, the giant or pier 70 and the 5m project as example that go up to 40 percent if you add teacher housing or essential workforce housing into the blend and also, if you negotiate with economic feasibility some additional density and configurations where our planning and dbi and the on the are in agreement and again those are all locations where people desire to live they're right next to the i indicated the transportation systems, if you will, to do all of that you
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with wie have the ability to in those 3 examples as high as 40 percent you add on the low income the up to one 20 and to increase the density those are great example and that's why great developers in negotiation with us to increase that amount we have an interesting communication about the number to get other to at to be a anytime of inclusionary housing. >> what is one thing. >> supervisor kim has announced she'll have a ballot measure to set the minimum at 25 percent the challenge of that and i would agree with any number sloolgs as long as there is phase associated with with that the phase is her economic
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feasibility because i think anyone in this business you have to tie a number to whether or not is the feasibility i don't think you should set the number and say that's the bottom line of every project and every location withcutaneo cookie cut approach that is a hey no economic feasibility link you might end up losing housing rather than increasing that's our separated goal. >> you said about the long running economic and development mayor ed lee and several in san francisco for several years oakland is lower and just as strong have you heard this morning from march the economist there is both locally that things maybe at the very least
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cooling down are you seeing those signs in our cities and are you making plans for a potential downturn. >> mayor schaaf. >> i wouldn't see that but part of oakland i don't think of a nicer way but we're a little bit late to the party we're happening slow but a pent-up interested oakland that is upcoming leashed at at speed that is sometimes busyness the other thing i love we have a difference economy we're not over and over do not one segment that's what we're not - we're ready to withstand the bubble popping we've really have it all so i think we're able to kind of move and grove through the different roller-coaster rides
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of the economy and but what we're really focuses on took advantage of this and trying to smooth and get as much as built as quickly as possible so while the circle is positive. >> the downturn. >> i think libby has a good point no sharp signs not consistent signs there is bumps all the time but i think there is something to be said i think that you look at our economy and you realize our number one thing we hosted the super bowl and hosting conventions after conventions over hospitality that is a steady right part of y and steady through 2008 we're seeing a strong sunday morning in bio science and health care 5
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hospitals under construction about to open fairly shortly and that's, of course, sfgov and st. luke's and kroom and chinese hospital and others and then from the biotech and health fair we have a strong tech equicompa a lot of startups that i think march said earlier decided their workforce was excited about living and working the city that's a great part of the mid market transportation you see we wanted that technology to be reflected in job creations we're really focused on sf tech our big job creators that allow low income folks to take advantage of that technology and then fourth area we really a are giving up to see this is in oakland too the merchandising creating we call pdr space and
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making sure we have a strong policy of protecting and increasing the production, distribution of railwepair spac many the past has a lot to do side things but more to do with technici textiles and traffic merchandising and with artists blending the artistic palate the bay area with the by his side and making sure that we have developers that are sensitive to it especially, as development is starting to appear in airs areas like the dog patch and hunters point there is traditionally for artist to make things and now since sincere risk in potrero hill that is making museum quality and at the same time providing all the hotels and restaurants with really beautiful care relics so this merchandising
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segment has to be supporting that bio as well if we have four or five diverse segments in our economy i believe we've treatcr the foundation to be resilient in a time we kndon't know how t global economy will effect you guess. >> mayor schaaf you know michael and you said that you couldn't have stopped uber under coming to oakland if you wanted to. >> the point oakland didn't offer uber you've limited to low leverage over the companies and getting them to do particular things that might be on our wish list and to be honest this is a company for finer qualities has
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a reputation of not playing nice with public officials realistically what can be in the wish list under uber. >> so far they've been fantastic listen i like carrots better sticks i find that if you want to create a sustained culture of good corporate citizenship a lot better to inspi inspire this rather than wreck it so we really have had a great time introducing uber when i talked about the local economy you know pandora is a good stair they're proud not to have a cafe they want their people in support of mom and pop restaurants and get out of the office and rubble booze with oakland uber is going coagulate going t
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have a cafe but we've interested them to local coffee bean people and we have great products in oakland that make the experience of uber so much better and also have a loophole help our local economy we start introducing them to nonprofits you know me and my obsession that was true a jamaican restaurant they have been interested in looking at the win-win ways of them to be part of oakland and we're taking on our responsibility of creating those introductions giving them a memo of choices that satisfy my kind of exception of the city as the city's mayor but what they're trying to do as a company and
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that's something that we'll do with all the companies moving to oakland being clear the expectations but providing resources and assistance for accomplishing that. >> you talk about homeless and san francisco this morning what w one of the things you mean leading up to the super bowl the tent city on division street that got larger and larger and larger the opinion of many business owners and homeless people down there that hfs not a coincidence that people have been instructed from on high to move to that area to be out the areas during super bowl true or false. >> you thought that was a demonstration? >> i'm sure you know when our on the world stage and super
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bowl 50 give the entire bay area a world stage you'll exhibit people's feels about stuff from the challenges to our police department and public safety to homelessness and yet we have responded you know, i think we don't have enough time to get out the what's-her-name but a city that is spending close to $200,000 a year to figure out this and the cost of living and the cost of housing is rising rapid and has been you have a serious challenge i think that for people to feel there is a simultaneous sense of homeless is false we don't think that having tent cities is a great thing look at salvation army a few weeks ago if you get tent cities and no one is controlling
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them not only have huge piles of hyperdermic needles and waste with unorganized groups of living but danger to the people that live there and elements they can't control that come in but we're not the one stirnl city the other parted we're sharing more and more of the best practices and 4th street how to make sure that for example, if 70 city government were a close a freeway encampment of several hundred people we're now learning that getting to all the conversations with caltrans and the state agrees and local mayors to make sure what we are doing it in a way that is not causing problems elsewhere like some areas had to make sure that people are not
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living in the basement of stations we're learning don't creating don't live by yourselves and find people alternative places to live they'll come to the surface and cause issues around the neighborhood and bart gets a bad reputation because of things that happened the bart station rather than the community those are lessons that are learned and set bad example but we're improving. >> mayor shift. >> i'll not invite you have eaf seeing the way you called the nfls bluff over the raiders (clapping.) you basically wanted went to the league and we don't have a stadium and plan not yet and effectively they're likely to relocation did you know they
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would fold or get lucky >> (laughter). >> well, we all take calculated risks but part of any job to make those circulatioalc very thoroughly i precedent or appreciated pointing out what a great team in the city of oakland the level of expertise and the analysis and of intelligence it really spectacular right now and so you know this is a conversation that is happening nationally and sharing the professional sport and again my answer and it remains to be my answer we can get this done in oakland this from the raiders want to stay because we are the bay area and so we have valuable land so it was certainly not a way to
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say we don't want the raider we want them we are working with the assets we had at hand and can do something that is responsible for the league for the team, for the fans and the raider nation now this is a fan basis we saw the example in the film but the taxpayers of city it can, deny. >> how long to come up with a plan that might explain to the various parties how 24 will work. >> know a lot of that negotiations are not on one side of the table i think the answer is going to be - i can tell you i'm ready to go i think the answer depends on the other side. >> is that to a statement to who. >> we're ready to get back to the table and appreciate the wroi
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warriors have a lot of option and gone through this you know seeing their focus on los angeles my job is to stay focused on what i need to achieve i know that we can keep the raiders in oakland the news stadium in. >> what is responsible for the taxpayers so i don't know why the media enjoys hearing me say that same sentence ero and over and over again, i'm stale saying assessing i don't think that will change that's where we are and going to be we're ready let's do that. >> you have strong arraign issues from what mayor schaaf is saying the golden state warriors touchy subject but privately fined on an area that accommodates such things
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no pun indicated but there's not a slam dunk anything but what that has been pushed back a year identified financial backing is notal problem for them they've promised they'll litigate to the cows come home how do you move forward. >> let us begin with what libby said talking sports sports with upcoming lifting and part of bread and butter in terms of of hospitality and spirit we want the best sports teams but sport teams that owners are considered a community and you know you look at from my city examples of the giants and our shared warriors we're talking about some players and
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some owners that we'really are paying attention to team need and programs that are touching youth in the right way to make sure they're coming in and having teamwork. >> i'd like to say for the last year and a half as we worked on this arena site our staff has been working on libby is describing a respectful partnering yes while love the fact they're raising their money and they have to be investor confident to have that happen we've come in with a processes we bring in you usf and litigated did transportation challenges, the challenges to people getting to the hospital, the exchanges with being in an involving community like motorbike to make sure we are doing the planning issue to support them and all the
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intended consequences so that a great partnership and ultimately we can't control private listed arrogant to say a they'll litigate to the cows come home all the things we've done and done well to create the conditions for those investors to feel confident this is a very good place and doing so we'll continue working with the worries to make sure that the city continues the dialogue this is a positive outcome we have made candidates to make sure that the role of the traffic is well tefrn take care of and futureic transportation and the transbay crossing should come in alignment where the part of our voters are that is happening as well
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i know we've done all the things we've been asked to do and more but at the same time, if there recent of a door opened for litigants to rethink what they're doing we right now are kind of baffled why they want to stop this where it is environmentally approved and gotten the spirit of city behind this and a great organization to work with there is spit involved and not much of anything else but be respected flel full and keep the doors open i think as a region we all win with this first of all, we keep the warriors the bay area that's really important that's important to the entire bay area when you go to a wirings give them to say a shared customer baisz base a
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shared fan base everyone knows when we won last year, we keep the warriors here we're going to do it again, we're going to do it. >> you are. >> absolutely. >> (clapping.) you didn't mention we have an amazing team right now. >> absolutely and, of course, again sport being part of topic an even year guess what there's another run. >> the only problem with the warriors you have high schoolers focused other homework and the argument is i have to watch this game. >> homework is a slam dunk. >> (laughter). >> i think you both mentions the transbay this morning and i think that as everyone the room will alm getting around the region is tougher by the most i
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think the transbay is the single most important thing to, done to increase capacity to the two population centers clustering 70s from the northern bay area but we talked to bart about this a few months ago it will cost 10 to $15 billion we don't have this money and not in thirty or 40 years and to make sure we heard that xreblg we asked again? our timelitable thirty t 40 years what can you community based do to move that process so us and your children get to benefit rather than your grandchildren. >> i think you end up being sick we love being on-stage we take the opportunity we were at global infrastructure convention
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i think i'm saying that somewhat correctly down the bay and they actually spent the afternoon having the talent assembled and figuring out how to deliver a project like this faster and for example, the group that was doing the two between germany and denmark if you can figure out to executive e connect two countries we can figure out how to connect two cities and a partnership their delivering that project of a similar magnitude much clear up and faster this is the type of creativity thinking we're really pushing the partnering to engage that in not just talking about bart but a rail system the caltrans and the coordinator we're hoping will be electrified
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great to get streetecretary bry take a leadership role in the working group you know i mean, i had to drive here it stopped. >> (laughter). >> we clearly need to work on the ability for people to get around that weekend and in a way it n it, it is not i i know we're americans love our cars by the way, people have to get out of p them better for congestion and climatic and better for the health that's why and i'm just going to do go off topic on the november ballot this year, the people knock on the door for your support but oakland we're starting with an infrastructure bopped to start fixing our local roads and
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making them streets that serve more than car yours this is important if you drive in oakland but it is time we really invest in the regions infrastructure we all feel the pain i think that we're really looking at towards the 2018 election to ask the bay area are you ready to make a major investment the regional to help us get within the region in awe a way that is sustainable and we think this is where the best investments that we as a generation can make you know that sam joins us he'you'll be hearing about this for the next two years. >> here's the issue mayor schaaf you've got the link of the east bay san francisco and south bay with transportation
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now if you visualize we've talked about this morning about the global economy challenges we realize how strong that regions economy is to the nation's economy you'll realize that every representative from all the jurisdictions will be an opportunity this is the work of the mayor's to bring them altogether and lobby what the federal government you don't want to slow down or stop this incredible powerful economic engine for the whole country and this is that link this is what is happening the leadership of the economics with the rest of the crisis that conversation and work combined with i on a very science economics founded view to the federal government is going to cause them to say you
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know that we have to support that because that's the kind of country's economy you're talking about including we'll begin with a strong response to the bonds to have a state of repair the current sisters and this that be a $4 billion bond we share in this november and should support that but they couldn't by themselves talk about the second crossing we have to create the conditions to do so i'll lead by the fact this is a bear economy we're no longer competing with each other the reason we're friends the back and forth has to succeed in the connection against pearce work shanghai and london and aluminum by their region economies theour economi to this day to be the strongest
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the country we can link that basis of success by way of not just economics but the plug in as well the bay area gets to enjoy a great climate we understand the challenges we have been grazed with the pope and populating the challenges of the sea levels rise and the building of the seaports to he so we can be successful i want to narrow the reason people are here where good educatijob segm diverse you've got to have a climate to make sure we're taking care of our air and our water if you look at what is happening the ports in flint or bay zinc you'll find the bay areas quality we're taking care of nde making sure make sure our mantra
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from zero waste is graspable we can have zero waste in our bay area with the partners we're creating with the recovery companies we can have 50 percent of all your personal trips not maybe this morning's trip. >> i the car pool. >> but 50 percent of your pencil trips not be the single person the car think about that and getting to more sustainable transportation and the hundred is 100 percent renewal energy for all the buildings and resources out there we just, of course, kicked off a green energy program in the city we will get it done better, we will force all the companies to see that green emergen energy is the way of the city are the building owners he say
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thank you you've met that and made it economically feasible to be able to do that that's why this is why the story of the bay area is so important i can say my city but the entire bay area want to be here for the right reasons more than the economy we also want to invest in the quality of life for the people to do that. >> time is running short that morning, i haven't figured but want to close with one question you are both aware in a presidential election year god help us all what election for you're a city are the best and possible and worst outcomes. >> (laughter). >> leaving personal politics aside. >> (laughter). >> everyone hello are you
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under. >> i am not i'll get myself in trouble we're mayors those are non-partisan i prolong belong to the party i have get shut done (clapping.) wi whi when why i don't dr. patience for the national politics i think we're finding that the federal government is in grea y gridlock i'd like not talk about which parties but unless l- but the point is you know regardless of federal atmosphere the cities are actually standing up and saying we can lead i've got the incredible privilege of being in paris the summit and michael bloomberg and others lead the whole day and pointed out this
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sure enou stuff is not happening at the national level we're local leaders can not be slaves to the national politics we have incredible strength here the bay area so i am confident i u i know i have a strong preference but confident that whatever the outcome this region is going to flusht. >> i strongly think that the road to the white house will be with people that listen to mayors. >> that's a much better answer. >> i think that if they want answers to the knew they want answers to the challenge of diversities if they want answers to better education they'll have to look to the cities for the answers we have is every single day that's what we do. >> saw how close we get to our
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constituents as congress members. >> and so i think if you watch those candidates if you thave te patience to lymph nodes lynn those who articulate what us mayors are saying will be successful the ones lyicense to the people we a're the middle w have to get stuff done and a can't debate on the changes of over and ov on and on the positions we hold what will happen to tomorrow to get the potholes fixes and the housing and provide a level of confidence so that people that have the resources will be willing to put that money in our cities so that's what we're going and i will say i enjoy working with the bay area mayors
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the attention will be on what we get do you think that's what we want to do. >> you're in the same party getting things done. >> (laughter). >> thank you, thank you, thank you to both of you (clapping.) >> good luck the coming year. >> (clapping). >> well, let's have a huge round of applause for jim great questions and thank you so much mayor ed lee and mayor schaaf that was wonderful to hear from all of you i want to thank our sponsors webb core buildings and kaiser permanente and wells fargo thank you. being here and wish you the happiest the year of the monkey and happy new year healthy and process press year thank you so
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