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2, 1 you innovation on or was on over 200 years they went through extensive innovations to the existing green new metal gates were installed our the perimeter 9 project is funded inform there are no 9 community opportunity and our capital improvement plan to the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood it allows the residents and park advocates like san franciscans to make the matching of the few minutes through the philanthropic dungeons and finished and
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finally able to pull on play on the number one green a celebration on october 7, 1901, a skoovlt for the st. anthony's formed a club and john then the superintendent the golden gate park laid out the bowling green are here sharing meditates a permanent green now and then was opened in 1902 during the course the 1906 san francisco earthquake that citywide much the city the greens were left that with an ellen surface and not readers necessarily 1911 it had the blowing e bowling that was formed in 1912 the parks commission paid laying down down green number 2 the san francisco
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lawn club was the first opened in the united states and the oldest on the west their registered as san francisco lark one 101 and ti it is not all fierce competition food and good ole friend of mine drive it members les lecturely challenge the stories some may be true some not memories of past winners is reversed presbyterian on the wall of champions. >> make sure you see the one in to the corner that's me and. >> no? not bingo or scrabble but the pare of today's competition two doreen and christen and beginninger against robert and others easing our opponents for the stair down is a pregame strategy
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even in lawn bowling. >> play ball. >> yes. >> almost. >> (clapping). >> the size of tennis ball the object of the game our control to so when the players on both sides are bold at any rate the complete ends you do do scoring it is you'll get within point lead for this bonus first of all, a jack can be moved and a or picked up to some other point or move the jack with i have a
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goal behind the just a second a lot of elements to the game. >> we're about a yard long. >> aim a were not player i'll play any weighed see on the inside in the goal is a minimum the latter side will make that arc in i'm right-hand side i play my for hand and to my left if i wanted to acre my respect i extend so it is arced to the right have to be able to pray both hands. >> (clapping.) who one. >> nice try and hi, i'm been play lawn bowling affair 10 years after he retired i needed something to do so i picked up this paper and in this paper i see in there play lawn bowling
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in san francisco golden gate park ever since then i've been trying to bowl i enjoy bowling a very good support and good experience most of you have of of all love the people's and have a lot of have a lot of few minutes in mr. mayor the san francisco play lawn bowling is in golden gate park we're sharing meadow for more information about the club including free lessons log >> 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
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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 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
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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. >> 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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$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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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.
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>> 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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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. >> 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
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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 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.
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>> 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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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. (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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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.
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>> 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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 everybody that cause others cities across thery 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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).
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>> 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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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) 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
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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 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 as a society we've basically
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failed big portion of our population if you think about the basics of food, shelter safety a lot of people don't have any of those i'm mr. cookie can't speak for all the things but i know say, i have ideas how we can address the food issue. >> open the door and walk through that don't just stand looking out. >> as they grew up in in a how would that had access to good food and our parent cooked this is how you feed yours this is not happening in our country this is a huge pleasure i'm david one of the co-founder so about four year ago we worked
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with the serviced and got to know the kid one of the things we figured out was that they didn't know how to cook. >> i heard about the cooking school through the larkin academy a. >> their noting no way to feed themselves so they're eating a lot of fast food and i usually eat whatever safeway is near my home a lot of hot food i was excited that i was eating lunch enough instead of what and eat. >> as i was inviting them over teaching them basic ways to fix good food they were so existed. >> particle learning the skills and the food they were really go it it turned into the is charity foundation i ran into my friend
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we were talking about this this do you want to run this charity foundations and she said, yes. >> i'm a co-found and executive director for the cooking project our best classes participation for 10 students are monday they're really fun their chief driven classes we have a different guest around the city they're our stand alone cola's we had a series or series still city of attorney's office style of classes our final are night life diners. >> santa barbara shall comes in and helps us show us things and this is one the owners they help us to socialize and i've been here about a year.
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>> we want to be sure to serve as many as we can. >> the san francisco cooking school is an amazing amazing partner. >> it is doing that in that space really elevates the space for the kids special for the chief that make it easy for them to come and it really makes the experience pretty special. >> i'm sutro sue set i'm a chief 2, 3, 4 san francisco. >> that's what those classes afford me the opportunity it breakdown the barriers and is this is not scary this is our choice about you many times this is a feel good what it is that you give them is an opportunity you have to make it seem like it's there for them for the taking show them it is their and they can do that. >> hi, i'm antonio the chief
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in san francisco. >> the majority of kids at that age in order to get them into food they need to see something simple and the evidence will show and easy to produce i want to make sure that people can do it with a bowl and spoon and burner and one pan. >> i like is the receipts that are simple and not feel like it's a burden to make foods the cohesives show something eased. >> i go for vera toilet so someone can't do it or its way out of their range we only use 6 ingredients i can afford 6 ingredient what good is showing you them
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something they can't use but the sovereignties what are you going to do more me you're not successful. >> we made a vegetable stir-fry indicators he'd ginger and onion that is really affordable how to balance it was easy to make the food we present i loved it if i having had access to a kitchen i'd cook more. >> some of us have never had a kitchen not taught how to cookie wasn't taught how to cook. >> i have a great appreciation for programs that teach kids food and cooking it is one of the healthiest positive things you can communicate to people that are very young. >> the more programs like the
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cooking project in general that can have a positive impact how our kids eat is really, really important i believe that everybody should venting to utilize the kitchen and meet other kids their age to identify they're not alone and their ways in which to pick yours up and move forward that. >> it is really important to me the opportunity exists and so i do everything in my power to keep it that. >> we'll have our new headquarters in the heart of the tenderloin at taylor and kushlg at the end of this summer 2014 we're really excited. >> a lot of the of the conditions in san francisco they have in the rest of the country so our goal to 257bd or expand
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out of the san francisco in los angeles and then after that who know. >> we'd never want to tell people want to do or eat only provide the skills and the tools in case that's something people are 2rrd in doing. >> you can't buy a box of psyche you have to put them in the right vein and direction with the right kids with a right place address time those kids don't have this you have to instill they can do it they're good enough now to finding out figure out and find the future for
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>> hi everybody, we down here 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 pop up 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
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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 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
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significantly less country /srabl in those stories. now very often, we get even a garage or storage or 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
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national problem. more acute in western but more up to california, washington, moving out into other states. this 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
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preserve vacation s implication as you mentioned, these are very handsome looking buildings that are importance to the tourist city ask which 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.
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it's mostly the horizontal that we're worried about. it starts moving the building back and forth and 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
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other types of bracing systems that provides the strength and stiff if necessary but at the same time, allows continued use 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
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retro fit might look like. and third, evaluation and design to help you determine the retro fit requirement. >> well kelly, i can't thank 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 >> i'm your host of "culturewire," and today, here at electric works in san francisco. nice to see you today. thanks for inviting us in and showing us your amazing facility today. >> my pleasure. >> how long has electric works
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been around? >> electric works has been in san francisco since the beginning of 2007. we moved here from brisbane from our old innovation. we do printmaking, gallery shows, and we have a fabulous retail store where there are lots of fun things to find. >> we will look at all of that as we walk around. it is incredible to me how many different things you do. how is it you identify that san francisco was in need of all these different services? >> it came from stepping out of graduate school in 1972. i wrote a little thing about how this is an idea, how our world should work. it should have printmaking, archiving, a gallery. it should have a retail store. in 1972, i wanted to have art sales, point-of-sale at the grocery store. >> so you go through the
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manifesto. with the bay area should have. you are making art incredibly accessible in so many different ways, so that is a good segue. let's take a walk around the facilities. here we are in your gallery space. can you tell me about the current show? >> the current show is jeff chadsey. he is working on mylar velum, a smooth, beautiful drawing surface. i do not know anyone that draws as well as he does. it is perfect, following the contours and making the shape of the body. >> your gallery represents artists from all over, not just the bay area, an artist that work in a lot of different media. how to use some of what you look for in artists you represent? >> it is dependent on people are confident with their materials. that is a really important thing.
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there is enough stuff in the world already. >> you also have in his current show an artist who makes sculpture out of some really interesting types of materials. let's go over and take a look at that. here we are in a smaller space. project gallery. >> artists used the parameters of this space to find relationships between the work that is not out in the big gallery. >> i noticed a lot of artists doing really site-specific work. >> this is a pile of balloons, something that is so familiar, like a child's balloon. in this proportion, suddenly, it becomes something out of a dream. >> or a nightmare. >> may be a nightmare. >> this one over here is even harder to figure out what the initial material is. >> this is made out of puffy paint. often, kids use it to decorate
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their clothes. she has made all these lines of paint. >> for the pieces we are looking at, is there a core of foam or something in the middle of these pieces that she built on top of? >> i'm not telling. >> ah, a secret. >> this silver is aluminum foil, crumbled of aluminum foil. her aesthetic is very much that quiet, japanese spatial thing that i really admire. their attention to the materiality of the things of the world. >> this is a nice juxtaposition you have going on right now. you have a more established artists alongside and emerging artists. is that something important to you as well? >> very important in this space, to have artists who really have not shown much. now let's look at other aspects of electric works operation.
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let's go to the bookstore. >> ok. >> in all seriousness, here we are in your store. this is the first space you encounter when you come in off the street. it has evolved since you open here into the most amazingly curious selection of things. >> this was the project for the berkeley art museum. it was -- this is from william wiley's retrospective, when he got up onstage to sing a song, 270 people put on the cat. >> it is not just a bookstore. it is a store. can you talk us through some of your favorites? >> these are made in china, but they are made out of cattails. >> these pieces of here, you have a whale head and various animals and their health over there, and they are jewelry. >> we do fund raisers for
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nonprofits, so we are doing a project for the magic theater, so there are some pretty funny cartoons. they are probably not for prime time. >> you sort of have a kind of holistic relationship where you might do merchandise in the store that promotes their work and practice, and also, prince for them. maybe we should go back and look at the print operation now. >> let's go. >> before we go into the print shop, i noticed some incredible items you have talked back here. what are we standing in front of? >> this is william wiley, only one earth. this is a print edition. there are only eight total, and what we wanted to do was expand the idea of printmaking.
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this is really an art object. there we go. >> besides the punball machine, what do you produce in limited edition? >> there is the slot machine. if you win the super jackpot, you have saved the world. >> what about work? >> the right design, it was three volumes with lithographs in each volume. the cab of count dracula with 20 lithographs inside and lined with beaver fur. really special. >> let's move on to the print shop. >> ok. the core of what we do is making things. this is an example. this is a print project that will be a fund-raiser for the
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contemporary music players. we decided to put it in the portfolio so you could either frame at or have it on your bookshelf. >> so nonprofits can come to you, not just visual are nonprofits, but just nonprofits can come to you, and you will produce prints for them to sell, and the profits, they can keep. >> the return on investment is usually four times to 10 times the amount of investment. this is for the bio reserve in mexico, and this is one of the artists we represent. >> you also make prints for the artists that you represent. over here are some large prints by a phenomenal artist. >> he writes these beautiful things. anyone who has told you paradise is a book of rules is -- has only appeared through the windows. this is from all over coffee. we are contract printers for all
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kinds of organizations all across the country. >> thank you very much for showing us around today. i really appreciate you taking the time to let me get better acquainted with the operation and also to share with our "culturewire" team. good morning, everyone. >> and want to thank supervisor wiener our castro merchant and residents all of our agencies for being here this morning of course, this is a scheduled presentation of our neighborhood fix it programs that we want to announce before i begin i want to say that i'll be here briefly because another trample has occurred in our city been an officer-involved shooting in the
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bayview i have to get back to the office and pay attention and get all the facts but every incident in our city regarding an officer-involved shooting is a tragedy and one we're from the mist of reforms for the police department making sure that everybody is safe but whatever an incident of on officer-involved shooting we want to make sure that that we understand and whether or not it fits both our reforms and why on officer will be required to use his or her weapon in heir circumstance i know your communities of san francisco everyone wants to better understand to move on the santa sanctity of life the most important policy in the police department so i simultaneously
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right now chief suhr that providing information to the people there in the bayview on what happened i don't have all the circumstances by do know that involved an individual that was in a stolen vehicle but at the same time whether or not it required the use of deadly force is something we need to look at very, very specifically with the promise that our police department is improving it's policies and should take life only when other lives are in danger and that's where the circumstances have to be reviewed specifically ufb i'm upset about that because i take all the officer-involved shootings very sorrowful on behalf of everyone in the city and want everyone to know that that the purpose of this
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gathering today is to really keep our neighborhoods safe and clean with the tremendous amount of involvement we have and i don't want to ever loss it theme to make sure the city is safe and clean for everybody so let me spend a moment only simply thanking all the people hear our officers and muni, our pit stop monitor and volunteers as well as our departments 311, public works, public utilities commission commission the homeless outreach teams that are working with the merchants association with the cb d and castro all the groups that supervisor wiener and i have been lucky to go work within others past are beginning to come together on at least this immediate treatment of 5 neighborhood corridors in the city corridors that will we
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believe not only needs this immediate almost eco implies that mohammed nuru if dpw calls it we come in and try to fix things whether or not broken signs or faded out crosswalks or damaged things on the streets that don't work or anything that might make residents visitors, merchants and others feel unsafe in their neighborhoods needs to be fixed the assembly will be better coordinate under if program i've directed all the parks including the rec and park department and departments we nominated working together to make sure that we fix that's why
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the fix it teams are announced under the directorship of sandra a very veteran, if you will, within our public works department and have my authority as the mayor to coordinate the departments and get them at a maintenance level when we fix things to maintain them great places like the castro where i often go or mission geneva or chinatown or fillmore all going to be part of these initial 5 neighborhoods in the next 3 years with the budget we have planning and hopefully gets approved in working with the board will be over $6 million to public works to make sure they do their job in cleaning but all the other departments that have access to the streets will collaborate in fixing the
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platform at the 311 calling center where we have a lot of people logan in but not know if, in fact, things are fixed sometimes they are and sometimes needs refixing that's the announcement today, i wanted to again thank the two pit stops monitor herman and another individual you delayed you were doing our job people call out for help recently you were there in preventing a robbery from happening thank you for those who step up to help others this is what the teamwork is an embracement of a team to keep the corridors we value to be kept clean and safe and more liveable but to keep up
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oftentimes i'm also sometimes do it i'll come in with a parachute of people to do something we leave and great moment how about next week and the week after how to keep this up this is what the fix it teams are doing make sure that the public health department outreach workers are here part of team we have challenges on our streets with certain individuals who make take the opportunity and not using the pit stops and make sure that everybody is feeling safe i thought want to make that announcement and make sure you know that i wanted to celebrate but keep it going for the merchants that oftentimes are facing other challenges about
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the corridors for not only their driving but for all the residents and so forth but with that, i need to get back not only to the office but the ongoing conversations with the police chief and the community advocates that are concerned about the officer-involved shooting hope you understand that it is a serious thing for the city i take it seriously we will have today or the next few days a clarification of what has happened and a response to it but thrill tell you it is very uneasy and tragedy to have an individual die on officer-involved shooting and we just need to make sure quarry doing all the right thing to prevent that from happening thank you very much. >> (inaudible). >> well, you know again, i think we'll have to ask a lot of
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questions excluding that and are the officers following the protocol what were the circumstances that led up to it we're trying to con stringent a circumstance in which an officer uses his or her gun that lethal force had not been at the center of attention for so many months i have internal listed if on ever shooting that happened and make sure that everybody is following the protocols in circumstances was that officers life challenged in any way were other people's lives champed in any way those circumstances have to be looked at i need every single officer who carries a gun and authorized to use it only do that has a late result this and
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many other questions will be under review. >> he's at the top i'll be meeting to see what occurred obviously i have to hold the chief accountable and especially, when an officer-involved shooting is the circumstance. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> sandra i'm the fix it director justice wanted to thank mayor ed lee for his leadership the neighborhood promise is important to our mayor and city i'm grateful the mayor has trusted me to execute this initiate for the visits and residents i'm planning to work act a team with all the city agencies to get it done so i'm looking forward to working with everyone but today, i'm honored to be joined by a strong
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neighborhood advocate not only in this neighborhood but citywide please welcome supervisor wiener. >> (clapping.) >> can question get this taller? >> okay. i'll get the tall ignite mike so first of all, i wanted to really recognize herman and dashaun those are dpw employees that are pit stop workers that help to keep your neighborhoods clean up and our public restrooms clean and usable thou for your work and they disrupted a robbery at the chevron we have approval of the minutes inform thank y thank you. your heroic effort.
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>> (clapping.) >> and he really wanted want to thank mayor ed lee for this upcoming budget to really help to improve our neighborhood and increase cleaning and your ability to ronald to graffiti and broken street lights all the things that degrade the quality of life in a neighborhood it is incredibly important we'll also be able to step up the city's response in terms of entering departmental work to try to contribution people out of the
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homeless encampments into shuttle and housing and having that entering departmental with the outreach team with the police and department of public works and all people to get people off the streets we know those encampments that are inhuman for people in them are really unhealthy and unsafe for right down the street an 16th street a resounding occurring problem and need to keep our neighborhoods clean and people safe and grateful that the mayor and i hope the board will keep our commitment to the people of san francisco to restaff our police department our police department staffing collapsed just as the city was growing sixth we've been aggressively funding police academy scomplaz to restaff the department so we
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have more beat officers keeping our neighborhood safe and officers with traffic enforcement people need to feel safe to the mayor is proposing 7 police mainstreamed classes might be close to a record and working hard to make sure that the budget we've passed actually includes the 78 police academy a classes towards the full staffing and have the police officers we need to have a city that is safe r safe for everyone i want to thank all the departments i know you'll do amazing work in executing in in a humane way that keeps our neighborhood safe and clean thank you very much. >> (clapping.) >> thank you supervisor wiener
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311 is the city's non-emergency number here today from 311 our 311 director nancy and morning everyone. >> (clapping.) >> i'm excited about this program again, a way of helping customers get things done and 311 is really our easy way to connect to government we can connect you by phone or web, by using our mobile aps a technology in particular has become really in high demand as of april of 2016 we actually saw 60 percent of our requests coming in through web or mobile that sewer placed phone calls so it shows the demand of technology for our customers we are introducing our new
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website which is my sf my sf we want to make sure that people can easily log in requests and create accounts and actually text the history of requests and they can submit requests in a single contributor page if you have facebook or google link to that you don't have to be remembering more passwords and 311 is our partner with all of the departments within the city so this is the best way of making sure you report our issues and we can provide very robust reporting that will assist sandra in getting things done a reminder of that. >> thank you nancy the strange and enduring character of our neighborhood lies in the community synonym
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that know that more than i had a local retained and local business owner and after school merchant president dan. >> thank you we're grateful to the mayor and the departments for coming out and do some spit shining in the neighborhood and it is appreciated so thank you all and thanks to those guys that did a bang up job for the neighborhood. >> (clapping.) >> okay. that concludes the neighborhood promise announcements thank you, to th
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ethics commission for may 23, 2016. i will call the roll. commissioner hayon, here. commissioner andrews, here. commissioner keane, here. commissioner chiu, here. all present and accounted for. item number 2, public comment on matters appearing or not appearing on the agenda and make the same caution that if you intend to make a specific comment on a specific agenda, i appreciate if we hold those until we get to that agenda but you are free to do as you wish.