tv Mayors Press Availability SFGTV August 14, 2016 2:35pm-3:01pm PDT
>> well, good afternoon everyone welcome to our city hall i want to say thank you to members of our board of supervisors that are here today and thank you supervisor farrell, supervisor yee supervisor tang supervisor cowen thank you very much for being here to our department heads and the controller to our commissioners to many others who are serving the city gridlock here to do something that everyone looks forward to every single year and first of all, in the context just a few years ago we were all struggling with double digit unemployment a half a billion dollars to try to kind of gap the to finance that gap in the
budget and talking about layoff off a lot of people i'm glad we all worked together to make the city stronger i'm happy to say it is my opinion but particularly finance people that having worked hard on the way we do our budgets and the way we conduct ourselves at city hall financing we're in the strongest finest position in the history of the city. >> (clapping.) >> yeah, that's worth clapping for. >> (clapping.) >> and so today, we're going to move on that progress we've made by signing in a $9.6.23 year budget that is a budget that's been recently approved by the board of supervisors let me say a resist of that i've been talking with a lot of people and
going to neighborhood meetings asking the neighborhood leader and nonprofits as well as residents and activists to give us their opinion i've heard it all let me say this is not a surprise the issue of homelessness the issues of police relationships and police reform and the quality of life in the diverse neighborhoods are all at the first and foremost of what people think are important for the city we have reflected that in this budget homelessness definitely is on my mind and on the minds of a lot of san franciscans is he and that's why this creates a department open homelessness in support of housing whose mission to make homelessness perhaps once in a lifetime for anyone with the increase and coordination and new investments and clear and singular focus
we'll end homelessness for thousand of people in the near future and as she walks up thank you to the president of the board of supervisors lovnd breed and scott wiener and as we're creating this new department it includes a significant increase in funding for homelessness for services for homeless residents and focus on homelessness families this is possible because of a consensus process to move on there in our sales tax come this november on the november ballot i want to particularlycy thank you not only to all the supervisors but in particular to supervisor farrell and supervisor wiener for your leadership in she saiding the sales tax on the november ballot with our service to the homeless and so create a 20 fee
transportation in effect the budget also reflects investments in violence perspectives and police officers reform it includes the combheven reform pajts and $20 million investment in the violence prevention programs 2 includes first and foremost as and i i said new training for the police department and new commit pike like the body worn cameras and funds an increase in oversight transparency, affordability to is he can rebuild did trust between the communities and the police officers that serve them this budget also includes a very good focus on the quality of life in the neighborhoods as you know i created the new neighborhood based fix it i
having been a former dpw director all things are not just with dpw you look at things on the street and puc and private entrepreneurs sfmta rec and park and others involved we wanted to make sure we had a team that represented all of that including the pointing so people that exhibit the behavior that leads to the quality of life in the neighborhoods streets that we're not just relying on the police officers we're actually having a health care working to assist and clean up teams teams that have nut equipment to assist them and a clovengs and loan to different agencies not passenger seat the finger when we were trying to get things done and building on successful programs like the pit stop pilot programs and i know
that supervisors are interested in getting the pit stops up and running in the neighborhoods and vital to our public parks and public libraries and they more than libraries and parks they serve as good conversation hubs for the neighborhoods this budget includes over $29 million in capita investment and playground and extend library hours across the city this budget also allows us to start investing in the initial engineering of our seawall it also funds critical first responder equipment and replacement of our public safety radios i know this is what the communities wanted as we spoke to a lot of members of the community and got input from a
lot of the departments this is what they said and we reflected in our bucketthorax i'm committed to why we have a strong budget i'm compromised to great financial policies in place lie two year budgeting. >> 5 years sftv our reserves and making sure that we deciding strategizing of the things we put before the voters on the ballot like we've done with our bond program and other things to make sure that things are going to be affordable to the long term we have worked together this particular year to close a general fund shortfall without cutting services and i want to say thank you to supervisor mark farrell for chairing this effort for your leadership in approving the budget and supervisor wiener and supervisor tang for serving offender the and thank you to the rest of the board and the
leadership of london breed and making sure that everyone was paying attention to each other that we wanted to make sure the entire board was thanked they acted well most of them acted responsibly to make sure this budget was well-balanced and i want to thank ben rosenfeld for goufs appropriate guidance and making sure when people are out the bound to keep our budget tight this budget balanced budget highlights our san francisco values our priorities we want to keep the city safe and reliant and compassionate and successful with that, i'd like to introduce our budget chair supervisor mark farrell. >> (clapping.) >> thank you, mayor ed lee
you know, i also love those events we're lining up u up for senior prom i wanted to thank everyone for being here the 4 each year an honor to with work any colleagues but more importantly produce a budget that truly represents the values and priorities of. >> san franciscans in terms of board of supervisors i think we had a few definition distinct priorities through deliberations together first of all, a lot of work onramp railways the homelessness is on the minds of many san franciscans but i think that public safety it continues to be on the top of minds strong leaders that are part of effort a large focus on the lgbt we need to continue to support affordable housing continues to be a big deal in our city and significant resources towards that as well
as improvement the quality of life the mayor mentioned this process is not working without a committee it really tooijz first and foremost supervisor tang and supervisor norman yee we serve on the and supervisor wiener and supervisor jane kim that came in during the budget process it takes really make sure this is a comprehensive process with every single supervisor supervisor president london breed and is supervisor malia cowen that played unconstitutional roles thank you for your efforts all the time i also want to call out a number of people that really make the budget process first of all, mayor ed lee thank you, sir thank you for your leadership in the progress and working together collaboratively and our staff to many others i want to
call out melissa white house of acting budget director this year. >> (clapping.) >> you wouldn't know this is her first year in the mayor's office by go done an amazing job and congratulations i also want to thank ben rosenfeld their invaluable partners to all of us. >> (clapping.) >> and i don't know we know how important it is to have ben at the heads of the office for to barbara and everyone thank you to our bye team and. >> (clapping.) >> last but not least to all of the staffs here at the board of supervisors that work hard from any office margo and others but to the staff and every single supervisor that is a collaborative effort and working
together with the ceo's so thank you all very proud of budget once again it reflects a lot of the priorities in the city it was an honor to lead as your chair and look forward to get to the signing thank you, everyone >> (clapping.) >> and our board president london breed come on up. >> board president. >> thank you, everyone for being here as supervisor farrell and mayor ed lee have expressed this $9.6 billion budget is a clear reflection of what our values are here in the city and county of san francisco record dollar amount for homeless support services and housing hopefully hundreds of formerly homeless individuals record dollars investment until our public transit and infrastructure and what most
people won't point out we've also included money for public safety in our public housing development in this city we have to make sure that all residents feel that they have a say in city hall, they have a peace of the budget they're a prioritized in a way to make sure the quality of life for every citizen of san francisco is enjoyed when we invest in public housing and invest no more affordable housing when we invest in preserving our existing affordable housing stock we make the quality of life better for every san franciscan we have work to do this didn't happen clearly without individuals along with supervisor farrell i agree that we couldn't do this work without ben rosenfeld and without the budgetlytics harvey
rose and their team, without melissa white house who stepped in for kate on maternity leave and the team worked to bring this process together along with some incredibly dedicated supervisors who are on the budget committee working day in and out and supervisor farrell as the leader and supervisor norman yee and supervisor katie tang, conserving and supervisor jane kim link along with their team of legislative teams ultimately we all care about making sure that we're making the right investment so as someone who is very you know, i know the value of one dollar this is $9.6 billion so every single city department
make sure when you're out there spending that money you're thinking about the people lives we need to impact with this money we're not wasting money we're saving money if possible and making the right investments and right decisions every dollar is going to make a difference in the city and county of san francisco for this coming budget year i look forward to seeing the fruits of our labor out will will there with new muni bossing buses and housing and new opportunities every single will make that happen thank you everyone for your participation in this process. >> (clapping.) >> all right. now time to get to work and sign the budget .
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