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>> >> good afternoon and welcome to the local agency formation commission of san francisco board of supervisors. today is may 20, 2016. this is john avalos, joined by cynthia crews and david campos. todays clerk is alisa samara. >> silence cell phones and electroning devices. speaker cards should be submit today the clerk.
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>> like to announce and thank sfgtv staff broadcasting the meeting, jim smith and phil jackson. we don't have to do roll call, right? >> no, you stated who is here. >> we are here accept for commissioner mar. do we need a motion to excuse commissioner mar? motion by commissioner crews and seconded by commissioner com pose >> iletm 2 approval the lafco minutes from april 22, regular meeting. >> any changes or comments on the minutes? seeing none we'll knose to public comment. we'll close public comment and motion-- commissioner crews to approve the minutes and
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second and take that without objection. >> we need a second. commissioner campos >> i tried to second as a chair. >> item 3, community choice aggregation actaveties report. status update on clean power sf and stating update on proceedings: >> michael himes on behalf of general manager hale. i have a few quick items and happy to entertain questions. i brought the communication director charles sheen relate today the outreach efforts to date and looking forward. first of all, and perhaps most importantly i'm happy and proud to announce in terms of cca status updates, for the first time we
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are operational. on may 1, clean power w sf served customer jz today is the 19th day of operations. took a lot of work to get here and i know this body was central to that effort. along the lines of good news, our opt out rates continue to be very low. we are still just under 1 percent of total opt outs for the may enrollment. at the beginning of the week we began the issuance of the third stattory set of notices to customers about enrollment and we'll send those out throughout the course of the month.
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customers will get their first clean power powersf bill now. the [inaudible] will get the first bills in june. we expect to see a second opt out because that makes the experience real when you get a bill but the rate we are seeing we think is great and expect it to stay low, lower than the twnt percent we were originally expecting. >> just a question on bills, i do all my bills for pg & e on line and don't receive bills, just paying it and wonder if that changes it all because i joined clean powersf. >> no changes, you can will continue to pay on line. i believe pg & e will send you a link to view the bill on line and it will identify the clean powersf charges on the bill. there will be a page with clean
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powersf charges summarize jd detailed as well. it should be a seamless experience and continue to pay the same way you would. >> for those getting paper bills, is sthr some dramatic thing people will see that could encourage them to opt out? is that- >> nothing dramatic. what they'll see is a line on the summary page of the bill that identifies clean powersf charges. that will be the first time they see that. they may call and ask questions and hopefully they've read the notices we have been sending them but at that point they probably would have received 4. again, when you pay your bill customers will study it. some customers will study it and that may be where they really reach out to us and have more questions. >> on the opt out rate we are less than
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1 percent and.0001 is less than 1 percent. >> good question. we are about.9 of a percent. >> and then.9 of a percent-- >> yeah,.009. >> that is a big difference. that is close to zero. >> yes. >> and then given that small sample of people who opt out what are the reasons people say? >> we are tracking that. they range from not wanting to leave their current provider to not wanting to take service from local government to a perception that the cost may go up. i say though the majority are-another one does tend to be the automatic enrollment
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mechanism. we are talking about a small sample overall. >> very very small. okay, thank you. >> so, continuing on the customer enrollment line here, we are continuing to receive sign ups on line and through our public outreach activities. i believe last time we reported to you on earth day we had a very successful earth week and got a lot of sign ups and that continues. at that time we had 240 sign ups. we now have 340 and 70 percent of those are super green services. so, we are seeing a trend for those who sign up they want to go super green, which is great. with respect to proceedings of the cpuc we
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continue to monitor there and proceedings that may effect pg & e cost to make sure the costs are nolt unfairly shifted to customers. we focus on power judge adjustment and other fees pg & e can assign to customers for departing their service. on this front i want to mention we are working collaborativety with all the or the cca's in operation and communities are investigating cca. this is the top regulartory priority for a cca program and working to make sure we have a unified front at the cpuc on this issue. you may recall in march there was a workshop at the cpuc very well attended. a number of the san francisco stakeholders spoke at that workshop. we are expecting soon a workshort report to be issued,
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that is pending and told it is imminent. we also spect there will be a comment period that will involve procedures. that is all i have so if you have any questions or relate d to the outreach effort. >> i have a question, where can i get more of these? we had a special question at question time last week, the big giant pumpkin ball we set up to the mayor to knock out of the board chamber and didn't quite do it, so i think we really making sure that at least from the mayors office as well we are getting the kind of outreach and viberancy robustness for a
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outreach program that wasn't indicated by his answering at question time. >> sure, charles new title today, i'm acting communication director for sfpuc but still overseeing communication and outreach for the clean powersf program. to your point on the mayor, last week or two weeks ago we work would the mayors office on a national cmcbc news story about san francisco clean energy goals highlighting and features clean powersf. the mayor was interviewed twnt or 30 minutes on clean powersf and cities other clean energy goals and the segment aired on cmbc and money nightly report. >> can i ask a question about that? >> did the mayor spend time trashing the program we killed 3 years ago? >> no- >> it would be off mesling to
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do that which is what he did in the board chamber. >> focused on the future and 100 positive story and that is what aired nationally on the news during the day. they did a live cut over from the sun set reservoir where they said we are here in san francisco at a sun set reservoir solar rea and doing more solar and cut to the [inaudible] about our 100 percent renewable energy goals as well as east hampton in long island about their renewable energy goals. east coast and west coast motif and was a fabulous story about the work we do in san francisco. in terms of the clings we have two clings, so we always do dual diligence andordser in bulk so if you run out of those we
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ordered quite a bit but it is best toordser as much as you can at once, so we have more of those if you need them. >> the goal is since every wnl is opting in, everyone can opt into the light green and the goal is get as many super green people to sign up. >> correct. >> what is our numerical goal? >> we committed to a 5 percent super green sign up throughout the year for two enrollments and as our director said, the super green sign ups are increasing every day and as we get closer to august, september, we will work with the department of environment using their in-house staff, their door to door outreach team to do some of just that in our next enrollment in districts 5, and 8 and do door door, some neighborhood canvasing and set up your ironing board at the corner to get more super greens and they will
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provide staff and people power to do that and we want to continue to move forward towards the 5 percent goal and so far so good. we are continuing to get those sign ups. >> the 5 percent goal was set because that is what we expected we could get or thought what we could only win for sign ups? >> we took a very detailed look at what other green power programs achieved with their 100 percent renewinable energy sign ups. we looked at smud green energy program. we looked at portland gas and electric and had the high bar for participation in 100 percent renewable and are at 12 percent but have been operating for a number of years. we did a deep dive analysis oon green power programs in the west coast
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are experiencing in terms of adoption rate for their 100 percent program and came up with what we think is good estimate, fifen percent and think we'll relook at it as we continue to launch but that the first estimate and hope to get as close to that and see that and with each new sign up we are close toor the goal. >> that is the short term goal. what does st. look like like 5 years out? >> 5 years out, i don't know if i thought that far. we want as many people signed up for super green as possible. our green renewable content will rise over the year jz i'll let him comment how fast it will rise but we are at 35 and that is on going to go up. we want to get as quickly as possible where the only product is 100 percent renewable energy or have different types of 100
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renewable so that is long term or medium goals. >> commissioner crews. >> thank you so much. thank you for mr. herns and shin for your information and sharing that with me. i don't want to get too in the weeds but excited to hear about next steps what is the communication plan look like? >> i did allude to some of the items earlier. we will partner with department of environment to do door to door on the grounds outreach. we have begin pivots to district 5 and 8 for enrollment and reached out to all the neighborhood groups and merchant groups to make sure we getoon their calendar for a presentationment . we also pert together had second round of enrollment notice. august is around the
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corner so do that as well. we will be doing a little more advertising, potentially billboards and in the muni station. the first enrollment wasn't suited for that because it was so small and for commercial business but with residential customers there will be a lotplore customers so it will be suit today advrertising in the billboards and muni. we are working on all those items now and then because we also have a lit lt more time and elude to this before, prior to august, late june and throughout july there will be more flurry of actaveyty on social media and vieral campaigns to get people to sign up word of mouth which isologist effective. i was at the league
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of [inaudible] they were talking about how word of mouth they told their friend and told someone and that is effective tool for super green sign ups. we are pivoting for the second outreach coming up and that will be a lot of activity. ioasked at the last meeting talking about how the supply is all local from the bay area and said we have something cooking and we did but two weeks later we had a mbc news story featuring siley wind project and our assistant went up and talked there and they were interviewed on camera and that story aired and featureed how the supply will be local so you can probably search for that on the mbc website. >> i have it recorded. >> very good. i wanted to
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follow up- >> it was really great. with the more consumer targeted communications will we see then the idea of the super green super hero used, is that the goal? >> yes, we are looking at using that images, there are icons for or first enrollment mailer. we were still looking at that. one of the challenges with enrollment mailers is we have to translate the terms and conditions into 4 different languages and that presents a bit of a mailer and information challenge so we want to use the super green super hero much more as we do more advertising so think you will see a lut more of that. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> jason fried executive
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officer for lafco. to add what they were talking about for those that want the [inaudible] i have them. i will be at the harvey milk birthday celebration sunday put on harvey milk democratic club and more people wim have these for people that already signed up and you can pick it up there or find ways to get those that already signed up but those are mainly for those looking for super green. that is quhie i left one at each of your desks because you aurltd signed up. for those that don't sign up for super green we will have for the green. go to clean and enroll now. outside the marketing stuff i have been helping with, lafco did a job analysis of what jobs look like. we did the [inaudible] report talking about the
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ability to create thousands of jobs with the launch of a program. some asked we are launching the jobs where are all the jobs and took a step back and said the 9,000 jobs was over a 20 or 30 year window and are not all created on day one. what is san franciscos programs looking at and what did the other programs look at? specifically on the construction side. how quickly did they get to their first projects built. what you find is the two bay area cca programs marin and sonoma on dione didn't have the project said built. a lot of other factors involve-sonoma got there quickly. lancaster got there quick but it sin the hot spot of solar. they can produce the best quality solar
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at the cheapest price, much better than the bay area. they have a much lower exist fee. they don't belong to pg & e and are in southern cam edison so they have advantages over the bay area, cca. the report looked and shows there are jobs that get created out of laurching a program and looked at the future potential as we ramp up and add more customers. how do we do that. we did the anal iss in the report and if you have questions i can answer it otherwise i'll leave it at that. >> great. thank you. questions from here? thank you for your presentations and your work and analysis. appreciate it and we'll go to public comment. any member like to comment sxh forward and we'll do fwo minutes per person. >> hello. [inaudible] 350 sf.
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thank you to staff for all the work and worked with them a couple time at sundray streets to try to sign people up. if you google clean powersf stop the shell shock was the first thing to come up and now it isn't on the first page but the things that do come up with clean powersf website and wikipedia entry which was written by stop the shell shock and i commandeered and rewrote and reedit until they gave up. i check td now, it is updated by someone with sane information but still not asf last fall. i think the puc should watch the wikipedia page. [inaudible] 1245 can go and
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write whatever they want and they used to. looking at the website it is a bunch of blocks. i think as we make this more consumer facing we may want to make the clean powersf branded a little differently than just the puc header with different content. really the thing i want to harp on the most is increasing the speed of phasing this in city wide and definitely talked to them about it and puc commission, but ultimately when we look at silicon valley and the peninsula they are phasing in their entire load in 18 months to 2 years and we are talking about taking a lot longer than that. punenz luis doing a third at a time so start with well more than our first two phases will add up to. i know there is-we have to buy the power but we have the customers and know that we won't
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get opt out more than we are buying power so just like to ask we do what we can. >> thank you very much. any other member of the public like to comment? seeing none, we'll close public comment. i think our website is really critical the next few months so we can see how we can measure what is working along the way and make updates, that will be great. next item, please. >> item 4, final report on the stid oon what the city and county of san francisco can do to help increase voter turnout. >> jason fried execive office. we did a presentation last month on the draft report and received comments back and made edits. most of the edits are technical in nature. there
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were two areas where we did addition to had report itself. when i say addition i talk like a paragraph or two. on the vote by mail section we didn't discussialo county, they did do a vote by mail. something similar san mateo so added information about that and we did do there was a piece of legislation that was introduced at the legislative level we mentioned at the last meeting but not in the report done by assimbly member david chew. the rest is basically the same. it is good solid report. what i request from had commission is accept and file and i would consider that report at that point done and we move on to other projects at that point. >> great, very good. we do
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have mentioned around vote 16. >> yes, vote 16 is in there. vote 16 is mentioned in there. there are a lot of steps before that comes to realty though. >> that is great and great to see the presentation from youth commission and young people part the youth academy. they frame was around increasing turnout and consistent voting. okay, we go to public comment. any member like to comment? seeing none, we'll close public comment and this is accept the report? do we need a vote on that? >> mr. chair, before you take a vote, you may need to resend the vote to exkoos commissioner mar. >> we have been joined by commissioner mar and so let rr do this one and we'll resend the vote on the previous one. commissioner crews.
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>> i'm sorry. i just want to have a opportunity to look at the vote 16 section before we accept the report. is there any way we can wait until the next meeting? >> okay. >> i'm sorry. >> we did public comment so we'll move on to-we can resend the vote on our minutes? number 2? >> yes. >> so, motion to resend from commissioner crews. we want to have--commissioner mar. >> yes, please. thauchck.
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>> if we extend it for a year and decided half way through the year you want to change legal service we can do that. that right is always the commissions right to do. there is also one additional thing the law firm is requesting, they request increase of $10 per hour for each staff. you will see in the exhibit a new rate schedule for the staff that work for us. i have done research and analysis, we are at the high end of what legal services are paid for other lafcos in the bay area, we are not far outside oof it and if we throw that on top of what we were paying this year for legal service we are talking $500 more for the
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entire year, so it isn't that much more. we haven't had a raise in a couple years so it would be up to the the commission to decide if you want to give that raise, i have no objection to dpooing the raise and want to see us extend the contract. i believe this provides a lot of services we need and should have. i leave it up to you if you have discussion for the contract itself. >> thank you and thank you for doing background work to compare two other cca councils. i'm okay with the increase and like to extend the contract so in favor so want to vocalize that. open tupe public comment. seeing nin close public comment. this is live before us. commissioner campos. >> make a motion to approve the
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extension of the contract with the acceptance of increase described by executive officer. >> seconded by commissioner mar and take that colleagues without objection. our next items. >> item 6, executive officers report. >> at this point i don't have anything new to report so i'll yooyield to the committee. >> very good. we'll open up for public comment. any member who has anything to say to us about the executive officer please come forward. okay. we'll close public comment and go to our next item. >> item number 7, public comment. >> now is the time for anyone to say anything they want to us. >> [inaudible] commissioners. the [inaudible] joyfully of good
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deeds to express [inaudible] and good capabilities to project health and heart to maintain the will of aspirations to abide by ones [inaudible] ultimate sincerety and true thoughts. [inaudible] good family order
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in management of the nation humanity and [inaudible] peace and wellness for [inaudible] society and rescue of the people. [inaudible] holyness to make true benefits for others of wellbeing for all matters. thank you. >> thank you. any other member of the public who would like to comment? seeing none close public comment and move to our next item. >> item 8, future agenda items. >> anything to add for future ajendsa items? we will have public comment on future ajendsa items and seeing no member we'll close public comment. our next item. >> item 9, adjournment. >> colleagues we are adjourned
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>> when the new california
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academy of sciences opened in 2008, it quickly became one of the top tourist magnets in the city. part of the cal academies' astronomical success is the weekly nightlife party. >> i am joined by helen, who is here to school me on all the nocturnal activities that are getting ready to take place here. tell us a little about what we can expect to see at nightlife. >> we open up the doors every thursday night at the california academy of sciences. there are certain things you can see every week you can go to the museum, visit the planetarium, and we bring in bars and a deejay or band. it is a different feel from during the day, something different every week. tonight , we have beer and music. -- tonight we have great beer and music. it is beer week. we have a dozen local brewers in african hall.
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we have a deejays to set up throughout the museum and a live performance at 9:00 p.m. tonight. >> what has been your favorite part as a participant or as an observer? >> my favorite part is to walk around the aquarium in to see people with a drink in their hands, getting to know maybe somebody new, may be looking for a day, or chatting with friends. there jellyfish. i mean, they are beautiful. >> the culmination of the animals. >> it is very impressive. we do not have this at home. >> tell us a little about some of the spider's we see here on display. >> at the california academy of sciences, there is a very large collection of preserved and live specimens, which are the evidence about evolution. we have the assassin spiders, which are spiders that exclusively kill and eat other
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spiders. they are under the microscope here. research done and the california academy's i rhinology lab suggests that the assassin spiders have been doing this for over 150 million years. this glassed in room is a real scientific laboratory, and the people in that room are preparing specimens of vertebrate, that is mammals and birds. the way they do this is to remove the skin, sew it together in a relatively lifelike pose, and ensure that it does not decompose. >> i am a really big class actress fan, so i am here to see them, and beer week. >> i wanted to learn something and have fun. >> i always enjoy it. i am not all is well -- always working as i am tonight.
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sometimes i come to enjoy the music and to dance. ♪ >> culturewire covers the arts in san francisco, and one of my favorite culture artists is here tonight. jason, thank you for being on culturewire. tell us about some of your posters that we have here today. >> most of the posters here are four specific shows or tours. i am hired by the bands or the venue. >> what is the inspiration behind these posters? >> no, disease of the related to the bay and, of course. music -- it is related to the band, of course the musical content or isn't related to the bed. album covers can come from anywhere. ♪
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♪ >> class actress was great. we have been having so much fun. i did not realize how beautiful the cal academy looks than that. what other events take place here? >> we do corporate events that night on a regular basis. but nightlife is your best bet to come in as a regular person pharmacy the academy at night, and visit with friends. we have details for the next few weeks. you can get tickets online in advance or at the door.
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>> thank you so much. thank you for watching culturewire on sf gov tv.
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>> hi everybody, we down here
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at the /ep is a center which is our pop up space down here in san francisco where we operate a store front to educate the policy from the home owner who has center which is our poup space down here in san francisco where we operate a store front to educate the policy from the home owner who has never done anything in the house to the most advanced structure engineers we have working around here. we we're going to here from kelly to talk a little bit about san francisco. how are you doing kelly? >> very well, thank you for having us here. >> in front of us, we have a typical soft story building. when i see this, i think this is some of the most beautiful architecture our city has. a lot of people don't know these are problematic buildings. why don't you tell us about some of the risks he we have in these buildings? >> soft stories are vulnerable in past earthquakes and the northridge earthquake to this type of building and character of building. when we talk about the soft story, what we're talking about is generally a
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ground story that has less wall or other /pwraeugs to resist the lateral forces that might be imposed by the earthquake. so we're looking for something that is particularly weak or soft in this ground story. now, this is a wonderful example of what some of the residential buildings that are soft stories in san francisco look like. and the 1 thing that i would point out here is that the upper force of this building have residential units. they have not only a fair amount of wall around the exterior of the building but they also have very extensive walls in the interior and bathrooms and bedrooms and corridors and everything that has a certificate amount of brazing yea it's significantly less country /srabl in those stories. now very often, we get even a garage or storage or
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sometimes commercial occupancy in this ground story. that very often not only has a whole lot less perimeter wall but it often has little or no wall on the interior. that wall is the earthquake bracing and so he see very significant bracing in the top floor and very little on the bottom. when the earthquake comes and hits, it tries to push that ground floor over and there's very little that keeps it from moving and degrading and eventually /paoerblly keeping it from a collapse occurring. so we know they're vulnerable because of this ground story collapsing >> is this only a problem we see in sentence france? san francisco? >> no, this is certainly a national problem. more acute in western but more up to california, washington, moving out into other states. this
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kind of building exist and this kind of building is vulnerable. >> when you're involved with the community safety, this is a different way of thinking about these types of things. we had a community group of over 100 people involved and upper 1 of them. tell us about * how that conversation went. why did we decide as a city or a community to start fixing these types of buildings? >> there were a lot of aspects that were considered well beyond just the engineering answer that these are vulnerable. and that effort brought in a lot of people from different aspects of the community that looked at the importance of these buildings to the housing stock and the possible ramifications of losing this /houbgs in the case of an earthquake. the financial implications, the historic preserve vacation s implication as you mentioned, these are very handsome looking buildings that are importance to the tourist city ask which
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make san francisco something that people are interested from outside in coming and visiting. >> it's such animation story when you think about the 10 years that the community spent talking about this /seurb but we actually did something about it. now we have an order unanimouses put in place to protect 100,000 residents in san francisco and retrospective in 2020. so on behalf of residents and employees in san francisco, we want to say thank you for the work you've done in pushing this forward and making people more aware of these issues. >> and it was a fantastic community effort. >> so in an earth quake, what happens in these kinds of buildings? >> what happens when an earthquake comes along is it moves the ground both horizontally and vertically. it's mostly the horizontal that we're worried about. it starts moving the building back and forth and
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pushing on it. when you see i'm pushing on it, the upper stiff of the wall stay straight up but the lower floors, they actually collapse just like i did there. >> luckily, we can put this building right back up where it came from so it's a lot easier. now kelly, obviously these aren't real frame walls here but when you talk about buildings, what makes the property for stiff? >> the easiest and most cost-effective type of bracing you can put in is either put in a brand new wall or to potentially go in and strengthen a wall that's already there where you don't need to have an opening is where you maybe have a garage door or access to commercial space, you might go to a steel frame or other types of bracing systems that provides the strength and stiff if necessary but at the same time, allows continued use
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of that area. but some combination of walls or frames or other tools that are in the tool kit that can bring the building up to the strength that's required in order to remove the vulnerability from the building so that when ground shaking comes, it in fact is a whole lot more resistant and less vulnerable. ideally, this story down here would be made as strong and stiff as the floors above. >> if i'm a property owner, what is the first thing i should do? >> the first thing you should do is find professional that can come in and help you evaluate your building in order to, 1, figure out that indeed it does need to be retro fitted and 2, give you some idea of what that retro fit might look like. and third, evaluation and design to help you determine the retro fit requirement. >> well kelly, i can't thank
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you enough for being here today. thank you so much for your wealth of information on how we can take care of our soft story problem in san francisco. and you the viewer, if you have any questions, please feel free to visit our website >> good morning, everyone good morning good morning we're pleased to have everyone we're excited for this important meeting 3 special guests before us this is hosted by the secretary and mayor and supervisor wiener is here in attendance we would like to, of course, remind everyone that as you may know this meeting specifically about the wonderful federal government smart city with the sdpapgs the city of to is one of the cities to powerful
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to the affordable round in that challenge we're making an application for initiative ideas for transportation in urban community. >> community across the country we're very, very excited about that a couple of key things i want to make sure you know to the press we are pleased you're here in attendance and during the round table in questions in the press, however, an opportunity in the mayor's office if you in the international room 200 to meet with the mayor and secretary secretary we go around the room quickly we have a lot to cover i have everyone introduce themselves. >> director reiskin during the course of transportation in san francisco. >> welcome mr. secretary supervisor wiener on the board of supervisors and chair transportation authority.
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>> thank you and the president for getting it when it comes to urban mobility and the challenges the city faces thank you. >> director the california traffic safety. >> malcuss with the flint traffic systems. >> with google x and fred i'm with san francisco resident proud. >> john gordon chief financial officer gentle protect. >> wayne gm for uber and cameron cso and katz attorney. >> christine on the board of directors for sfaufbt tilly chang with the transportation authority lonnie vice president of smarter community for verizon and scott with microsoft and for the mta
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and the chief architect for this proposal. >> joseph vice president of government for the west and uc berkley with the transportation study susan i'm professor and go civic engineering and co-director of sustainability and kim's copilot. >> good morning administrator the federal transit michgsz and steve with the metropolitan. >> bryan with the california state agency good to see you i'm kevin the mayors director mr. mayor open this round table good morning, everyone. >> good morning. >> it is good to have an opportunity when we have a smart city challenge we get smart people out here to participate thank you to everyone who is
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here at city hall and welcome in the secretary foxy we're talking a few minutes earlier i was complimenting many occasion we don't get the opportunity to work with the federal government if which we are positively challenges r challenged sometimes we're challenged with other things that has unique opportunity for san francisco bay area not only one of the 7 city pilots to put together something that my goal is well beyond this particular challenge and bringing people together with an opportunity to figure out what guess our future for every neighborhood in the city for the city itself and the region we're thinking about how can urban mobility be enhanced, involved temp that we think that is going to be part of our lives
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in the very, very near future how can the principles we are operate on the privileges of equity and go accessibility and affordability be a dive active part of the way we plan our urban mobility for that elaboration the present and future and i have scompliementd the secretary because this approach to this and president obama support for this has to do with with awakening the talents of our city in a direction that supports these principle. >> uses the opportunity to get the best of our technology to blend with those principles and you know we know more than any other region in the country how the urn mobility is a challenge unless i think and plan for time
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for everyone so i'm excited about this challenge and excited because a great part is going to be discussed with people right in this room along with berkley that is part of our what we call super public our hub with you and california agencies and regional agencies and the federal agencies along with companies that have started and growing and becoming part of fabric of discussion around your own mobility and helps the challenges what is happening director reiskin and i with or talking this is just a game-changer of what we're about to do and present we need to document and make sure that agencies have access to this the
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public truly can come in to a center like the one anothers 50 united nations plaza to house everybody and access to this information because but talk from the federal government smart city challenge and a a community engagement policy as you may know and challenge our own neighborhood and communities to rise to the challenge i know that supervisor wiener is familiar with this he and i before i became mayor were working on community challenge goals literally neighborhoods top city government and say how can we help you improve our neighborhood and similarly we'll do this for communities not only what are your challenges. >> improve our lives and make
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the will accessibility part of our transportation challenges this opportunity is incredible and not obviously we want to win and demonstrate that to the secretary but want to impose everyone to our shared future that's why we want to create a platform that didn't divide people people people that have wifi and don't communication devices between those who do and do not make sure this opportunity reaches everyone and san francisco i've been doing already i it is part of our culture one of the is first city's to say that equity up by raising minimum wage let's get hours for affordable by building
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thirty thousand new buildings in the next 7 or 8 years we'll accomplish that those inhibit are part of the successful city wheel we're growing transportation my name is i in my opinion i think that is shared with the federal government the greatest equalizer of all people nowadays have to be involved because there is only 49 square miles we also share that be responsible with oakland and other cities as a regional partnership we want this opportunity to make sure that everyone can live and work and if you're from a place work here as well and not sit isn't car for two hours a day so the other part safety
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incredible work that is being done on vehicles to make sure they're safer this vision zero goal a great contribution to that technology in the urban mobility setting can't work if it didn't offer and higher level of safety just won't work this is another attribute on the front and center offering this this is satisfactory i'm a firm blsh believer in the shared commissioner lee whether car share or bike share and the moore people are against urban centers like san francisco and the bay area to be able to say you don't have to own and have is the frustration of being for your own vehicle
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a second vehicle in most cases that shared ability to actually give you a higher level of safety assess and mobility that you need that is our future something i truly believe in and think that having people come off from the demands of ownership and going into incredibly and easy assessed to transportation i think is a wonderful opportunity. >> shown that time and time again with the improvements the transportation system and making it affordable and sometimes free for youth and free for seniors and for people with disabilities got to the greater this is san francisco bay area if it ain't greener can't come to any porch one did reasons people want to
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be in the bay area lessee green house gas emissions and being a part's of either a company or a government or a nonprofit agency that has going on discussions about being a partner in our environmental goals so electric atones vehicles is a part of that we have the embracement no different with the federal government says let's approach the mayors of the country that is where things are happening he, he knows if i know federal officers that are prior mayors there's an instant understanding you should know that more and finally i want to say that we're teaching each that's why we have
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to have this evening document because as an international city we want to be sure to share that information and best practices and share failures so we can overcome and work better that's what we do in the private sector we've learned this in government and more and more we're not fear fell off failure all of those contributes are reflected in the approach to this smart city challenge i want to say again, thank you i know that secretary fox is reminding me not easy to put this together i appreciate that but it was kind of easy for us to accept the challenge you're talking about things we have to have happy in this country and
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right at the leadership of it i don't think you'll find secretary in the entire world than in the bay area thankful for everyone in this room you already meeting the smarter stir challenge and appreciative of it how to be a mayor of the city that puts forward a challenge and great response and hopefully secretary he said this earlier i really hope that maybe there's resource towards 7 cities $50 million each because of what we're demonstrating around the future of this country and meet that challenge thank you for being here secretary fox this is our welcome to you and glad our back here i think we put the warmest day of the week together for you (laughter) appreciate our presence i know
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your visiting everyone of the city's but i know that when you come here we're welcoming and embracing the ideas and goals and we'll show our best calendar. >> thank you, thank you mayor you thank you very much for the great welcome i love coming out here mayor ed lee and i were buddies before i came into this role and continues to serve san francisco and one of the leading voices of the mayors around the country before we get into our presentation to spend a few moments ago talking about why the smart city challenge and process that going forward. >> i should say at the outset is the last time i was here i was disappointed during the superbowl and any carolyn
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panthers didn't farewell it was all good except the game (laughter) i should also mention being from charlotte and graduated in college we are e eternal proud of the warriors you should know that no bias on the challenge but certainly a bias - on the game (laughter) so look what i want to convey and one of the reasons i go to all the cities to convey how urgently we need to address this nation's transportation problems coming out the department almost 3 years ago it was raining you know what
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we had a government shut down, we had been almost 10 years without a long service transportation bill, we had ceqa tradition things when the federal get colds this is a flu in the city and locals gotten to a chronic place cities and states were struggling to keep up maintenance and not a lot of creativity or a lot of punch to what we were open about from the transportation stand point. >> and you lay on top of that the square 70 million more people you're familiar with the
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rapid population from a transportation perspective 45 percent more pressure on the federate and 65 more trucks on the road obviously the challenges of climatic change and the fact that the it is thirty percent that impacts that. >> and then you have this wave of technology that you know lots of ideas coming out seems like every minute but how many make sense to solving the most challenging infrastructure problems we have so what we want to do is set up a challenge that wasn't per sprich you have to have so many electric vehicles and autonomous we didn't want to do one where
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we spread out a bunch of resources like peanut butter but shift the open from a resounding active patch the road kind of forward thinking treatment how transportation should be in this country over the next several decades and so this is an urgent challenge even though you have to think the problems of that region there are not entirely unique and through this champ we're trying to think for the country how can we start to tackle those problems so the smart city champ is trying to shift our thinking
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into pro-active kind of mindset we didn't know how many folks will apply that 7 or 8 applications and intending to reduce the number of if not i was to 5 cities we upped it to 7 the applications with or were to good and san francisco is part of 7 and in the next week or so close out the application for the phase two and hope to make a final decision this summer. >> couple of things people ask how do you win how do you win it is more art than science to be honest and knowing your community what the challenges and be a clear about what those challenges and what you think the solutions should be and everything else builds i'll not
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get stuck on who what items are the most eye popping but how much is placed on the real problems and actually solve them the technology we think 19 are tools but not we're not doing had this for technology sake but to solve our mobility challenges so that's essentially the smart city challenge in a nut shell we will announce the westerners in the summer and i'm here, here to listen to you i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> and my team a great group of folks mark and michael daily and kevin monroe you raise your hands a little bit you'll be interacting with this and with
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that, i'm going to turn it over to mayor and look forward to what i have to say and colleagues. >> thank you mr. secretary appreciate those remarks we're excited to hoot this round table we're going to talk about the challenge and what we are doing at a high-level and talk about the partnerships look like and we want to give you an opportunity to entertain or anyone to have an interaction with that, i'll punt to ed reiskin for your mta. >> thanks tom and mr. secretary and mr. mayor i think i should be calling myself secretary of transportation of san francisco instead of the director the urgency of the transportation that was mentioned mr. secretary i and many know we hear everyday and
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our approach to the smart city challenge is leveraging a number of strengths we believe we have here in the city we have great local, regional, state leadership when it comes to transportation and mobility challenges we have we have extremely strong policy goals in this region regarding safety and feasibility, affordability be regarding transportation and mobility, regarding accessibility and we also have been an amazing depth of partners from economic and nonprofit and private sector many share the policy goals and bring to bear a lot of amazing talent, knowledge and experience and depth we that we can bring
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together you made reference to technology as a tool the means not the end we're a hot bed of innovation in the city not all of the innovation has been in line with the policy goals we see the great opportunity here through the smart city challenge to be pro-active to align the policy goals with the integrity from the academics if our nonprofits partners and advocates so we can achieve those and address some of the urgent needs particularly with those more disadvantaged and challenged we have no shortage of those in san francisco in the bay area and we have been doing a lot of within our transit and another strength we have a city
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transportation does want that has aide transportation that regulates the go pathways and all the surface transportation one one house and city and county we're able to throw that address a lot of issues of equity and affordable affordability and cast that lens a whole challenge of partnerships as not per scripture to cities and not to our community as the mayor mentioned taking that challenge and rolling it to the community through the community challenge grant so that's kind of the principles of our approach we want to commend ask tim from the chief architect to explain with a little bit more detail about the challenge. >> good morning, everyone
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what we are trying to do understand what the challenge and bring it through the san francisco lens and then think about how best utilized for the rest of the country and world and san francisco is one of the challenges we have a fundamental issue with the transportation it is held across the country and (inaudible) go affordability crisis getting hotter and hotter in san francisco safety - challenges. >> we've seen the transportation system is one of the greenest in the country has a high proportion we have improved dramatically we still have a long way to go and 20 percent household depended on
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transportation if we can reduce that by a little bit and do an environmental impact report our envision is bold mr. secretary we're way above to launch the shared connectivity and transportation system this is our north star the reason the current transportation mode is not working too much congestion and nothing coordinated and depending on the landscape on parking and driving up the cost of development and the cost of getting around we think the series of challenges we'll share it is robust in our goals and building up and sdrashth the technology in scale we'll start
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seeing things changing with our street network and next time the structure of land to public spaces and open space and imagine plastering around the downtown they transform to housing they care about this is a transformation and a long term vision in the short term pilots to get us there and by the core values san francisco has of core values with the transportation and not new legacy that is kept on since the 19 san jose active safety is global and - we think trading digital building up the digital category for everyone not just for those who can afford it and the transportation system we want to get things
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integrated so that the sustainability outcomes will be sustainable our goal is the tower of 10 we want to shift 10 percent over to transit shared mobility and active transportation and we know we can do this in the last 10 years we went from 6 percent of private vehicle trips and 40 percent mobility trips to 50 have in 2014 and getting 10 percent more with this strategy with reduced tallies by the same numbers by the vision zero and technology can get us there and reduce the emissions by - working through the system and ultimately to reduce this the cost of getting around this is the best thing for everyone and
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make san francisco - we're working to do this we're creating a san francisco smart city infrastructure and jay will talk about that bringing in the best of government and berkley and environmental departments to get us challenges we don't center all the answers that's the reason for the demonstration project and 3 types regional pilots and city pilots and neighborhood challenge pilots they build up each other with the urban use alone and just a snapshot we'll build on what we have empty seats optimize and trek if i them and together we
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want the 9 to 5 how to get people back home we're looking improving the wifi because we have a lot of people with smart phones they can't afford the plan and this is with the technology to create that assess for people to get to that mobility and last but not least the shared mobility in the neighborhood all of the shed mobility where people don't have to use a car or drive themselves around but this takes money and time this is the nut of our application and here's some works so the transport having the modes together on one platform and associate not just good transportation but the friends and family embedded in their
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appointment in the household and minimize the signatures by the city electrifying is and minimize the costs of businesses and the receipt of good idea that's what we're doing and close by saying investment in all the u.s. city we're the center of innovation in the world and more technology companies and more quality with the schajz changes than millionaire and a track record about investment and equity how we think in san francisco and a track record of innovation whether grants or develop sf parks with the demand management and we partner are uc berkley so there is good opportunity to tie
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into the early adoption cultural with the system a good opportunity and we also have strong confidence in risk management and recently because of uc berkley we're strong reputation of managing highly sensitive data and partnerships are the national transportation official to get this information and with the members of the urban street guidelines is common place for transit street design improvements and lastly uc berkley having this tech program spread the information across not only the city in the u.s. but all over the world that's the reason to invest in san francisco and want
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to close we're the inner improvement for the nation we see this and everybody here is because of that have felt so we're committed and look forward to delivering on our promise. >> thank you, tim appreciate that tim referred to our lead partner uc berkley the mayor talked about i want to mention that clearly the values you guys have in the challenge grant are key this the san francisco is using and uc berkley around those values we'll start and i'm going to turn it over to to susan the other partner the director the research at the uc berkley to talk about the specification. >> thank you mr. mayor and mr. secretary i'll tell you that with migrant challenge comes chaos if chaos a vision and this
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is a grand challenge we don't typically put together $20 million proposals this took a lot of effort i think that working with the world-classcy say university hope to create a world-class city for the future i want to tell you this city and our university equity is part of our dna we're unpolicy allergic and i want to - a few things about the research we want to commend share tim shared the power of 10 reduce trips by tennessee e 10 percent and emissions by 10 percent and collisions and fatalities by 10 percent and want to have the household expenses of low income residents by 10 percent we have
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a 3 tiered approach we believe in scale so start with the regional scale and city and neighborhood scale we absolutely feel those levels scale must come together who what is a model platform that is replicated and customized our approach also builds on the feedback control this inspired us we're not going to rely on technology we'll not use argues u justice the supply approach that relies on cameras and the traditional forms of transportation management we'll go well beyond that by focusing on demand martin luther king in a way that has not demonstrated before and this feedback control is going to give us the opportunity to i'd like to take the
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opportunity monitor the system and optimize that with the goal of 10 percent energy feedback a lot of pilots i've worked on many, many pilots as many of the colleagues from uc berkley have the pilots are fixed not dynamic and everything about our proposal on the supply and demand is indeed dynamic there are 16 pilot projects embedded if this proposal they're all adaptable from the feedback from our citizens and technology partners and so we envision this as an italian there maybe winners and losers
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that's research if he knew with we were doing when with we started it wouldn't be research that's a quote by albert einstein so we think we'll encounter success a in some cases maybe those pilots are not system another big point i want to mention $40 million proposal requires us to enlist a massive set of multi experts and planners and engineers we've done this ♪ proposal so again get this i'll walk through the 5 key method the behavorial and equity impacts i had the pleasure of leading and connected vehicle analysis data mobility architecture my
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colleagues professor will be leading, our safety impact analysis and data privacy analysis at uc berkley we are going to do bring in expert if all of our schools business schools and law school and engineering school and policy school, planning school to do this work >> we have many hypotheses an example on demand late night shuttle and 67 van shuttle will increase equity an after-school program lowering the commute times and cost of travel and improving quality of life we've designed metrics toe test all hi
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pockets and assembled sensor and survey data that will be warehouseed and managed in the vision to make that a common platform and finally i'd like to conclude as to me did with our vision for transfer we think that with a grand challenge we have a grand opportunity to share our knowledge country's and across the globe we've partnered it is uc berkley with the national resource for stakeholder engage on climatic and experts an advisory committee we want to make sure we are capturing the full spectrum of the impacts and this stakeholder group will help keep us on track and working groups to share our knowledge and also
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envision completing a best practices guide and finally at uc berkley we are deeply committed to the future and to our students and we really want to develop a program that will enable us to transform our current transportation planners and engineer into big data and city scientists of the future before i conclude i'd like to give my colleagues alex an opportunity to also emphasis the role of the university. >> thank you, mr. mayor and mr. secretary for being here briefly we want to commend convey i'm truly excited to see this this is unusual for the charter school to be in this stage personally worked that the mayor and also we're in the second hat convey we have a
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whole team of people working behind us the smart program with reuben and the moekt program briefly i think the asset that the university brings is the discipline the team and the schools to execute the program that susan putt together and as one of the lead public universities we're excited to philosophical our public goal through the system. >> thank you, alex and susan mr. secretary our mayor has pushed as you as the department to look at ever challenge and opportunity with every opportunity and stress to been partnership and clongs he said very ocher is collective responsibility and collective knowledge we created i'd like to turn to one of our staff the
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chief initiative officer to talk about that. >> thank you collin and secretary fox and mr. mayor we're open by default we recognize the challenges that we face in our city and society are not solved by any one organization we need to work with the best and brightest inside and outside of we know how to partner we've been working with other organizations and community partners to create tangible impacts i'll share two examples one first of its kind called start up and residents that embeds them within government to create products and services with a tremendous response three hundred startups
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and 40 challenges issued and created a huge impact i mentioned this because this methodology of problems sourcing and president obama and learning is the same methodology we want to use in this marketing champ and work with the community our mayor ed lee mentioned our community challenge grant program we have that has part of institution and know how to work with the neighborhood and groups and work with them open creating exclusions u solutions and implementing those solutions that's why we're excited to announce the creation of smart city institute with with uc berkley and the foundation we're creating this platform to bring together academic partners other governments, industry partners, and community partners this platform is really going to advance and shape the future of
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mobility this institute and secretary fox was capitalized by this grant and it's initial focus on moeblth but goes beyond mobility in the challenges in the society whether climatic change we want to are create this platform and bring the best and brightest to tackle overseeing problems when you been the institutions this public institutions that san francisco and uc berkley fundamental to who we are around equity equal opportunity and safety so we've talked about this and this is part of dna and as a testament to our commitment around the smart city we partnered with the edward mcmann and cam are not only and others with the foundations to
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create super public this is where the new institute will be housed at the plaza and across the street from city hall two minutes walk we need if proximity and able to work to solve 244 thousand square feet of space to collaborate a collaboration sprays meant to break down the city losses and you think about the levels of government we don't, about the federal, state, and local we have those laws those collaboration will breakdown that secretary fox the d o it operationally is on the same floor they're modern ingress government we'll be working together on the same floor with the shared challenges and so i want to recognize g s a for this vision they want to take this vision to other cities
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and real estate they can find real estate in other cities 4 million secret to bring detroit and others cities but starts here first and i want to thank the administrator denise and this platform that we're creating at super public and the installed institute around community engagement we know how to engage our community around equity and creating opportunities for all thank you jay. >> mr. secretary you've heard about the partnership and how the city is pulling the depth together and engagement in the community and jay alludes to the business partners we want to hear from them and first from google to talk about why they want to be involved sarah.
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>> thanks for having us we're excited and i know as you may know and work your department safety is really the main conversation around the vehicles and that's totally right are the cars safe enough we've focused on so far i think what is excited about this challenge in particular had you it was put together but not just safety but how those vehicles get used to have the positive impacts we want to see the opportunities for people to get to work and access to jobs the opportunities for elder you know to answer those questions about how do we sure this temp enables people from having access to the things that so many people take for grant that's the policy questions we're excited to work
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with the city we're very collaborative on all this i think that partnership is a legal art and means different things to different people we all know this technology is really, really going to come into a partnership we can't not work with the city this whole process formalized something and give us a platform for to do it thank you it also exciting. >> thank you sarah. >> i want to call on fred. >> so i have to apologize i'm not prepared to speak i know this a brainstorming session so i'll make something up and leave for any colleague the panthers can't have you laughter well, i'm from chicago, of
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course, your president steve got that someone once said that policies are local i don't know who said that all smart city implementations are local there is simply no other way for those things to work when you think about technology to solve problems as an entry have the consultant to design and pilot and build ones and configure and install many times and we as a service organization serve many cities that we serve your administration and proud of doing all that we think that is an end there is something central special there the smart city and innovation foundation we believe will allow us to do something that will be scaleable and repeatable and allow us to
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not only take a lead global warming but to serve many other cities around the country specifically the transportation as a service tim put up pictures models of it i believe very much a lot of strength and power behind that we'll meet a lot of the goals we serve we're excited to be here to be across the street and to be part of this thank you. >> mr. secretary that's our presentation we want to ask you or your team it we have any questions so many people around the table and your comments as well. >> anxious to ask a couple of questions i'm curious about a few things there's a lot first of all, let me compliment you on the incredible collaboration i see here and the vision you have for
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institutionalizing this collaboration is pretty impressive there's a lot of tension i see an individual mobility i wonder whether there is a freight aspect to what you're working towards and what you thought about. >> tim. >> i can answer that mr. secretary we'll, looking how to package the transportation solutions to the small business and we're seeing a proliferation of deliveries in san francisco and all over the country and many are responsible we're trying to figure out how optimize that and where they're coming from and going to getting a better handle we don't know frank what the landscape looked like and an approach how to target those areas to peel back
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the congestion or the delivery a real policy approach. >> can i ask i think about this project 24/7. >> i believe you have four pilot projects that you'll see that addresses the goods everything from safety to distribution to the pier to pier networks. >> one of the other this is more of a comment than a question but one of the reasons why we wanted to place focus on the local level for this challenge is that one of our biggest con stranlts on addressing mobility needs across the country is the sister low effect at federal and state level we know highway
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performances and transit performance we know commuter rail performance and a lot of things about bike but in terms of overall system performance it is something local government has to do we should be doing a better job but don't have a set of tools for understanding overall mobility and this is i think this is going to be a continuing challenge nationally but we kind of predetermined what we on the mobility needs for the country are and if we use data to show you i'll give you an example when i he was mayor of charlotte any city engineers we need a phil road
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two lanes in both distributors we'll reduce that to 3 and make the middle lane a turn lane i said you're out of your mind it won't work they do analytic and it worked so sometimes, we think as policymakers will get changed by what the facts tells you but i wanted to convey to you one of the really important things we need to know about mobility going forward is what really will make a difference at the federal level i don't want you to presuppose we can answer that question better than you can if you can give us tools for understanding different ways to analyze that i think that will only help federal policy gordon's this is a big need
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i'll get off any soapbox but in conclusion get blasted back in washington for saying 24 we'll ultimately have to have a result driven set of policies at the federal level say here's the goals and federal government naught i figure out how to get there we'll not tell you to add a highway you develop a system in a way this cage is sort of forcing some of the challenges but on a grassroots level. >> i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> any mr. secretary and mr. mayor, thank you tilly chang build off the concept and presenter our initial thought on knowing your community and understanding the challenges
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they face at the ground level and how to provide that technical design so that the solution is respond to the needs the transportation authority is comprised of the 11 members of the board of supervisors who work with the mayor those values are shared city values i want to convey we're committed to support that dialogue at a national conversation how to address all those complex message to work in partnership with sfmta and other agencies on addressing the neighborhood challenges to the neighborhood transportation program things like negative impact district 6 our central south of market area 70 percent of trips are through trips we have numbered streets overview has an off ramp or
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onramp speak about the traffic slow those are the things that working together with sfmta and our regional partners in fact, 50 percent of san francisco workforce is regional so absolutely bringing that collection of expertise together from the government does and working if partnership with the private sector in terms of the analytic and technical experience and the pilot with us, yes there's a chances chance for failure with the families that are living in the zones that are experiencing those impacts we think we can help thank you. >> thank you. >> want to make sure from our team any questions specifically for the secretary he's offered to answer? >> tim. >> you okay. >> all right.
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(laughter). >> hi thank you mr. secretary for coming out and thank you, mr. mayor for hooting and all the great work i sit optimize the board of directors with sfmta appointed by mr. mayor and the supervisors i want to reiterate the equity lens as a partnership lens that we have a history of bringing on here in san francisco and throughout the region you can rest assure the partnerships have with the community we've done around the city and a track record when i was on the board we heard the need for reporting in san francisco with our buses and what we did you know something that came from the grassroots up and you know thanks to the leadership in mta and throughout the city we did that that was sort of a dramatic thing not
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oakland and other agencies will connect throughout the region and done purposes i come if a organization called transform that partners with the community and right now, we're working on open mayor's office of housing and infrastructure with the mtc to get the community buy in these to fund the transportation solution this is built open a history of creating partnerships transform and other partners like we have throughout the city are going to make sure about all of the work comes from the ground up and the solutions to those transportation issues come from the community and are done with partnership with the ct a and the mta and other partners another wonderful solution that the mayor come up with the free transportation for youth that was tremendous from the grassroots with help from google
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and a lot of the partnerships we've demonstrated a real usership and make that permanent has part of the budget those covets seclusions from the community and make sure we amble if i in this model for the rest of the country thank you. >> mayor. >> mr. secretary i'm glad you had a taste of what we're proposing we want to say that you know in thinking through this entire collaboration i know our federal and regional partners are wishing gosh we should have this constantly to be a part of whether the state or regional level i'll say from the private sector what we have smart city industry leaders coming in we have one hundred and 50 local bay area companies that joined and measured their
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pledges and candidates should we be a part of this successful grant that their pledging up to over $93 million of their effort to compliment the possible possibility of 40 to 50. >> up to 99. >> up to 99 okay (laughter) i know that's what this came challenge is awakened i think you made that that way we can demonstrate that not only will our region au wage the models we proposed through the institute will cause so much others to lift their entire game up i think that i don't take it as controversy the oriented approach by the federal government is precisely what we
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need to allow us the collaboration not be catch up in old ways of thinking of improving thank you to you and president obama for this opportunity we're putting our best foot forward not only hope we know that we'll be successful because of the things that have been caused to succumb together with all the partnerships thank you. >> mayor thank you so much great to be here with i i want to thank you all for your hard it taken energy and have effort and thought and it's very infest to see what you're doing and on behalf of the president charged me with trying to be as good a steward the transportation what you're doing is an example of really the sleeping giant of america starting to she thought
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into a pro-active position and get after southern california the problems we have so we're very excited to see what you're doing thank you very much (clapping.) thank you to secretary fox he meant what i said this challenge has awakened initiative juices and generally transportation component if usually are working in silos state and federal and local stuff i think this challenge has caused us to redesign the ways to come together for the benefit of the country be a smart city has a result so you kind of saw an example from what this is causing us to do very positive way we're embracing this
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challenge of the best obviously with the ac dam miff thank you to secretary fox and president obama positives from this challenge and hopefully other cities will do this i will say that the things we want to do to make it sustainable and greater and things we all need continue to demonstrate that. >> mayor thank you very much and obviously this is been an impressive assembly belligerent of - we're grateful to you put together a great team and folks want to know how to win this
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thing your view is ever city that puts it's best foot forward and thinks about the problems they face and the opportunities that still sit before us through technology and innovation to improve transportation those cities win by virtue of everything i said is very consistent with that so with that, why not take a few questions and look forward to answering those questions. >> thank you for coming can you talk a little bit about the roll the value of the role of uc berkley with the city. >> well, what berkley is going bringing to the table is something that is sorely needed
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in transportation a rigorous set of eyeing and rigor around how various proposed solutions to mobility challenges actually work you know for most of history of transportation we could be assume that if you have a train that goes you know faster that people will get places faster or a car faster people will get there faster we're in the third or fourth quarter of champs 2, 3, 4 america where our infrastructure is relatively con strapped and now like fingers on the hand we have to make sure that those things are acting more as one because the hole whole can be greater the sum of the parts and the rigorous
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decigarette butt of the parts work individually and together will give us more information and help us make much more in a more sophisticated fashion how we're investing and what we're investing and how it is working together and how well the planning at the local level is creating better mobility it is big time. >> with this challenge and the ac dam challenge with berkley we need other challenges not just we're not just going to win as san francisco so the ability to have a center a research center that document everything that tests hi pockets this is let's get something that works for
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everybody that cause others cities across the country to improve their entire systems for the right reasons and principles that's why berkley is so important we need to have everything we do be archived and shared with other cities and countries president to feel what is true innovation about not just the solicited moment of success that sometimes cities get when their fwrand a transportation project i think secretary and the president on the igniting to the country and demonstrating that on a proven basis we get better answers. >> the role of federal government in replicating the successes and what are the winning cities say san francisco does amazing new things how does
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that like what method by which other cities and policies that are a local level or fill in. >> look i think that the mayor has spoken to this we've heard this from several cities on the tour by putting the challenge out there in the first place the federal government is ignited a conversation at the local level what is possible with transportation in solving our mobility challenges i can't tell you thou flat-footed we've been as a country notwithstanding we're home to some of the most impressive innovators in the world if you look at the basic policies and programs of the federal government many of them are older than 40 or 50 years so
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the transportation factor heretofore is lagging cart of innovation and part of what we're trying to do make it a london breed program we're experiencing more congestion and thirty percent of green house gas emissions are attributable to the transportation so there's a lot of work for us to do to clean up and make that satisfy and more efficient and i think this challenge in and of itself has created this kind of conversation in 78 cities across the country whoever wins the challenge other cities will be going to that city trying to replicate some of the definition they do trying to thinks how to adapt some of the ideas and quite frankly we're hearing some of the cities are attracted to them and taking the practices from 0 those cities and using
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them that's the kind of urgency we think that necessary and 0 no more flexible level of government than the local level. >> with the in regard population (inaudible) overcrowded and one solution transportation has is effected the at the time of trial with the reputation back the idea of putting (inaudible). >> look you know we rely heavy on the consensus to form that he local level for various transit projects and i think we've shown a willingness to take aggressive steps to help not only this area by every area across the country to solve the mobility challenges
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i expect no different but starts with the local leadership and the community developing the solutions and we will follow your lead in that respect. >> so the bay bridge that was frequently - by safety problems over serve years ago what's your opinion on the oversight. >> well, i don't know the details about what was done or would have been done i have a great federal highway administration we'll certainly look at that and maybe provide you with a more detailed response later today. >> is i wanted to highlight the proposal. >> look i think a cough of
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things you do have some significant transportation challenges here and i think all of the cities in one form or another were picked for finalists demonstrated the transportation challenges and also have as the other set of cities a compatibility for addressing overseeing challenges and demonstrating a record of community engagement of collaboration cross the levels of government between the public and private sector a willingness to partner to get things done and you know there's also think aspect of our proposal that you know takes community input and perhaps uses some novel ways of reilly listening to the community and trying to hear from folks at the grassroots levels what kinds of solutions
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they're looking for and that continues obviously in the next phase we haven't gotten the second application for the final phase it is still being worked on what i heard today is kufrj. >> this is a troofrm active proposal with a lot of because of sharing how - how do you sell drivers on the ideas you know people look at the congestion tell them how this looks at. >> you know for that part i know we're approaching this in a really multiple mode but in terms of the individual driver you know being someone with whose a resident or work working in the bay area you have to understand that when people
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spend two hours a single contributor person in an automobile through the bay bridge or 101 or 90 on the other side they've got to be thinking how to pend their time better and the environment and think about why they can't get home and spend time with the kids or get to that classroom they're trying to improve themselves because of that congestion and i do believe that we to they're very pencil interests when we suggest that shared mobility the ability to assess rather than have to own with all of the economic pressures there is the more freedom that you inherit by being partnering in a much more shared way about transportation i think can
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convince someone today spending hours on the road and wondering what in the heck is the quality of life of their lives all about we suggested the quality of life should be up whether working in a restaurant or hotel hotel or in their technology company or sport group and i am excited that people can have this idea this the same car that they might use an hour later tropt their spouse and kids to something they need and in the average get to go home and perhaps in the evening their favorite restaurant done with the same car with the denied pielt with a stimund not wonder
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whether the kid is not experiencing a dangerous situation because they're out on an event that might be - i think the autonomous connected vehicles that is affordable and eligible that is assessable has i think for the future a fabulous conversation with people what is effecting their lives and makes them so nerves or over stressed. >> if for some reason san francisco should not be aware the - (inaudible)
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to make any of this - >> well, you know, i think this is something i've talked to secretary fox obviously the awakening of this opportunity is not just the money but also the commitment and the mindset we're creating right now because i think an opportunity for us to look at how to sustain this kind of approach to the large future transportation we should be doing this we actually should be doing this outside of the grant the grant seems is i think gait something exist if we both learn from this obviously when good ideas and people come together for the right reasons there should be a reward whether financial or otherwise i think we're going through this go process how do we award this incredible
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response to the countries champions i think that rises above what that might be an economic challenge thousand to keep this going. >> great thanks everybody good to be you with and good luck to the warriors tonight >> how are you >> good evening, and welcome to the san francisco board of appeals.