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conclusion of my presentation. happy to answer questions to fix thank you. first we need to see if there's any speaker cards >> i do not have speaker cards >> no speak regards. this is a workshop. do any of the commissioners have questions the one note? i actually have a kind of like eight actually, maybe substantive and non-sub. we are is custom pools? >> crescent pool is in the space adjacent to the moma i believe. >> through the chair comments above mlk the fountain. you go walk above or take the elevator above and outside the to café spaces. samovar-it's a prime viewing spot for
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>> the waterfall, right >> above the waterfall. one of all is separate. above. >> people are swimming their? >> no, visual. visual amenity. fountain. not really a fountain. >> on the native san franciscan. i should know all the polls. okay. so then the other question is really related on slide 10. regarding the fillmore garage. i don't know that i remember that no visit appropriate time to ask, what is going on with the former yoshi spot? >> i went to the festival and saw it was not opened. the fillmore jazz fest oh i thought wow those in opportunity the city blue. >> good afternoon commissioners. christine maher. to party your question. right
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now, the city is managing the operations of the space which means they do have a short-term activation program that allows community members and community groups to rent the facility. they just expanded its. now ashley includes the old theater space. before it was just a gallery. space and the lobby space so that got expanded. the entire space is available. that is happening in the short-term. in the slightly longer term we are will be transferring the commercial parcel in the garage to the city and city is working on rfp for the sale of both of those properties. so we anticipate coming to the commission probably october, maybe november with a transferred to the city and then a separate piece will be the issuing of the rfp for the sale >> will we know at the time that we are asked to transfer
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with the rfp will look like? >> the rfp will probably be out it they will have selected any >> okay. good. thank you. sounds fine to me. >> thank you. >> thank you. some of that assault small amount of [inaudible] yes? can you wait? we can take a break. we would lose a quorum. >> i will hold. >> public comment.
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>> next order of business is item 6, public comment on non-agenda items. if anyone from the public that would like to make a comment? i have no cards. >> next item, please >> the next order of business is item 7, report of the chair. management >> i do not have a report >> next order of business is item 8, report of the second of director. >>[reading ordinance] adam director >> commissioners, you have a draft request for proposal for mission bay block six w. it is a little bit over an acre site
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that is surrounded by china basin, merrimack, if funds mission bay common. the future part and is immediately adjacent just across the mid-block walkway from that key ndc parcels you just approved cap financing and ground lease for. this again is in furtherance of your goals to accelerate a deliver of horrible housing. we will be relying on the special san francisco only provision for bonding for our formal housing in a three major project areas under sp-107 to complete this project in terms of the number of units this is a case where in our effort to maximize the number of units on our valuable site whether in mission bay hunters point shipyard candlestick or transbay were not capping the number of units that could be developed. on this particular site. it's off course, all consistent with the
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program eir inappropriate environmental review to the site but will really be asking developers to maximize the number of units, high-quality design, supportive services space, including a 40 slots childcare center that would be on-site with the associated open space private open space for those children that would be in those 40 slots. priority would be for the building and low income residents and we of course would work with the office of early early care headed by jarrett was recently come over from the fund to head over that office to maximize the number of low income spots. the ami level is as typical. it would be up to 60% area median income based on the previous affordable housing site and other for the housing elements
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to maximize opportunities for certificate of preference holders for all those who want to be in mission bay, the rfp will be very explicit about requiring lower income hearing to make sure certificate of patentholders make sure 20%, 30% a.m. i have an opportunity. typical mix of one, two, three bedroom units consistent with the city consolidated plan and what is unique about this site and we do have the mayors hope sf director, theo is here. to answer any questions and certainly elizabeth a senior housing to moments precious and again gretchen heckman of our ocii housing division whether it's this potential subsite of 25% of those units, whatever number that about 19 come up
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with, it would be as typical set aside for a special meet and as you've seen before we done a typical set aside 25%, 20-30% formerly homeless. this a family development in the mayor's office has asked us as part of their hope is a program to potentially consider at a later date providing for public housing replacement units for sunnydale and potrero. so, i will pause on that. certainly, mayors office and our staff is here to answer any questions. we are here to take your feedback into account. we heard many of your comments on the previous oh we certainly will take any comments you have now were any questions. >> any public comment first before we entertain conversation?
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>> oscar james. when you come to childcare centers have a big concern on the. when we had the san francisco redevelopment agency in the 70s we built five hundred joint housing, five childcare centers in bayview hunters point in the redevelopment project area. each one of those buildings that were built both redevelopment and model cities in bayview hunters point college at that particular time which we had a collagen bayview-hunters pinecones which is the first off-campus college but what i'm getting to everyone who was working in the childcare center came out of our community. they went to the bayview-hunters point college. they were paid through model cities to go through the
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training they completed their training they were close childcare centers. when i got a lot of the ladies and some gentlemen got their license. they want to the childcare centers and some started their own childcare in their own locations. what i'm saying is, why can't we duplicate what was done back then if you have tenants getting rates moving to the housing? some of those mothers who do not have jobs have them train the childcare centers that you are building. so they can employment. they can watch their kids and driving is. i don't have kids know more. mine are grown. i'm glad they're out of the way but for those who do have youngsters, the people in the community watching their kids it's a more safer environment. i feel and then you're hiring
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people from the community. so, in each one of these, mission bay, wherever you build it in the shipyard, alice griffin, how are people in the community train them so they can be able to get these jobs. so they won't be homeless and looking for jobs and one half. this is creating something. with young people getting ready to graduate out of high school that may want to be in childcare. we can pick them up and give them employment. thank you. i'm rambling now but you get the idea. >> thank you. any comments by commissioner? >> i want to thank you for always attending these meetings and coming. it is appreciated. >> yes, thanks. the only comment i have is precisely with the executive director said is that the comments commission had with respect to the earlier items. for
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instance, where can i incentivize developers to do joint venture or bringsoledad to i think that this one would beon a expedited constructionsschedule? sp1 >> they take about 20 months to construct >> yes. it used to be free. we get to bypass a lot of the process. >> i think the developers have been securing the financing maybe more quickly than they have in the past.
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>> okay, good. great. any other questions be one thank you. >> we have two more quick non-items. click items next item please >> next order of business is item 9, commissioners questions and matters. adam chairman >> any questions or matters. we've had along the meeting. a lot of questions and matters thus far. next item please >> next order of business is item 10, closed session is no closed session items. the next order of business is item 11, adjournment. >> on the motion of commissioner singh 4:13 pm the meeting is adjourned. think you. >>[gavel] >>[adjournment] >> >> >>
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>> we're here to raise awareness and money and fork for a good accuse.
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we have this incredible gift probably the widest range of restaurant and count ii destines in any district in the city right here in the mission intricate why don't we capture that to support the mission youths going to college that's for the food for thought. we didn't have a signature font for our orientation that's a 40-year-old organization. mission graduates have helped me to develop special as an individual they've helped me figure out and provide the tools for me that i need i feel successful in life >> their core above emission and goal is in line with our
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values. the ferraris yes, we made 48 thousand >> they were on top of that it's a no-brainer for us. >> we're in and fifth year and be able to expand out and tonight is your ungrammatical truck food for thought. food truck for thought is an opportunity to eat from a variety of different vendor that are supporting the mission graduates by coming and representing at the parks >> we're giving a prude of our to give people the opportunity to get an education. people come back and can you tell me and enjoy our food. all the vendor are xooment a
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portion of their precedes the money is going back in >> what's the best thing to do in terms of moving the needle for the folks we thought higher education is the tool to move young people. >> i'm also a college student i go to berkley and 90 percent of our folks are staying in college that's 40 percent hire than the afternoon. >> i'm politically to clemdz and ucla. >> just knowing we're giving back to the community. >> especially the spanish speaking population it hits home. >> people get hungry why not eat and give i
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didn't o- >> sound familiar do you keep on getting up there's an easier way. >> of course there's easier way get rid of of mosquito they breed whatever this is water no water no mosquito mosquito feed on good blood the
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eggs hatch and stay near the waters san francisco to breathe and the adult underlying mosquito waits on the as many until it's sexuality hardens water pools in any areas and creates places you'll not normally think of budget and any container that holds water and hidden in bushes or else were dump the water and do it over soil not into a drain the larva can continue growing in the pooled water is sewage disthe first of its kind the area if the sewage is two extreme have a licensed plumber assist water pools in rain gutters and snaking and cleaning out the water when keep the water from pooling and keep in mind that mosquito breed in other waters
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like catch balgsz and construction barriers interest crawl spaces with clmg is an issue you may have is week to cause the water to collect this is an sour of mosquito so for buildings just fix the clean air act drains and catch basins can be mosquito ground it will eliminate it as a possible location keep shrubbery and growths estimated any water to can be seen and eliminated birdbath and fountains and uncovered hot tubs mosquito breed but it is difficult to dump the water out of a hot top can't dump the water adding mosquito finish rids the source of mosquito
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there are also traditionally methods to protect you installing screens on windows and doors and using a mosquito net and politically aau planet take the time to do the things we've mentioned to eliminate standing water and make sure that mosquito are not a problem on your property remember no water no mosqui
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undertaken. >> all right. well good morning and welcome future for thank you very much for being here i'm sure vince one of 5 public works compared angle officer with the labors local 261 and i'm a special assistant to oscar de la torre wire here celebrating i did signing of a
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historic agreement it is a project labor agreement that covers the sewer system improvement program so thank you. >> (clapping.) >> we'll have a few speakers but a quick program for more than a hundred years the city of san francisco as protected the public health but operating a combined sewer system it collects and cleans sewage sewage and street run off before returning to the bay and ocean over high strourld the southeast supplant that is the heart of city's system this planted and others parts are ending the years of their useful lives this is a multi billion dollars citywide investment building a seismically resident system one of the later projects undertaken by a city agency that agreement within the sf puc and labor
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unions will help us make sure those projects are delivered on time and on budget project deliver agreements with not uncommon for large projects what exists us the unique nature of that agreement and that about allow to focus economic benefits on community and workers that need it most and will help us cultivate and train the future workforce in the city and county and insures that - >> yes. >> (clapping.) >> - my bad; right? it insures the contractors pate prevailing wage and finally it insures a steady supply of skilled union workers for the projects jobs are training and prevailing wages and benefits that's why we're excited to be here today, this is a historic event is
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possible through the agencies partnering with the building and construction counsel i shout out to the secretary treasurer >> (clapping.) >> also to larry who is in conference couldn't be here for his leadership and commitment to all the folks and harlan kelly our general manager i consider to the brilliant. >> (clapping.) >> and the great staff of the sfpuc. >> (clapping.) >> finally to the labors transitioned are the carpenters and plumps and the sheet metal workers and the engineers and the teamsters and the labors and get my drift of men and women of the building and construction trades thank you all for being here >> (clapping.) >> it is my great pleasure to
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introduce our first speaker a man that is dedicated his entire career to benefit the workers families 4e78 e helping us with the community workforce and show the pathway to create opportunities we're not just jobs but access with health care and retirement security he's our 43rd mayor please welcome mayor ed lee. >> (clapping.) >> vince thank you very much i'm striving to be your brilliant mayor (laughter) vince thank you for your leadership and labors my own, of course, working with the buildings and trades can't have a greater partnering let me say it welcome to alex southeast community facility center in our
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bayview. >> (clapping.) >> how are things going all right. all right. you're still in shape keeping healthy i'm happy to be here on every occasion to be in the community we're talking about good paying jobs and families and careers working with the labor unions but i want to say alex name i think he'd be happy to be here if you knew him about workforce training and part of puc family and part of everybody's family and came from the bayview community making the connections with we've been asked for many decades we see those plant in our community can we be a part of a better environment and get the good jobs for dwaerngz promised and yet really hard to fulfill we're here to do that
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before i talk about this particular p l a and sign the documents we have i want to say this week we're on a roles last night and for the last 48 hours we have been helping another group of workforce men and women that's our be janitors. >> (clapping.) >> as of last night they averted a strike because they were serious about it because they have to be serious because the wages and benefits as all labor unions are because they're on is lower end of wage aribnb careers they need to do everything to help their names our staff assist and reached a tentative agreement we have to go and do the ratification everybody abroad we're happy to see the managers of the
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buildings and the labor unions and the membership avert a strike and that's in a way why we're here today because awhile we've diverted a strike and something for the janitors the ultimate reason we're here is about labor peace it mroo project is what i think our brilliant department head harlan kelly said this is the expression of a pipeline a pipeline that the labor unions know about when they form unions this was the feeder into all the great jobs we have and people working really hard to make those labor union pipelines for directly beneficial i have educators people in education with the city college or public education
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you have people unrunning for officer in the school board i hope you'll have people on the school board trying to tell our kids here's his or her how to be successful and build careers work in the education system and make those connections with our nonprofits community-based organizations they're doing a lot of training getting ready for the jobs the pipeline that our workforce confirmations development workforce hopes to work with our labor organizations and enforcement people are making sure that everyone knows those are our pipelines pipelines is more than pipes it is the extra and how to get both that infrastructure if you know me i think the trades know me as the infrastructure man, i'm all g about infrastructure selling it to residents through bonds we've
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been successful with the general hospital or the water system we're able to do or the emergency water system we're in the middle of completing we want to make sure this water system infrastructure works for everyone not just the system and not just the handling of the water and the cleans water by the wastewater as well and mr. kelly reminded me take a drink and said thank you for drinking the watering no, no it's clean water but clean enough for all of us to be respect of we want the water that everybody is drinking in the city whether the living in our public housing or living in the highest unaffordable unit in the city they have to have clean water and the warriors eastern will have water and itself lucky museum every infrastructure in
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our city will be touched with this infrastructure we're building a $7 billion investment $7 billion >> (clapping.) >> of rate payers and residents and communities particularly the bayview will all be proud because what we are talking about today is a project labor agreement that isn't just about our unions it is with our unions creating the apprenticeship program and now because of special leadership that people have over the years working with us on local hiring the preapprenticeship community-based organizations getting people ready for jobs who were not ready if you took them off their jobs now wouldn't succeed a apprenticeship and the
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union hiring hall and the agreements we reach this is the pipeline that we're talking about that will reach our residents or rate payers for all the jobs and what makes our city successful with our bond and ratepayer programs what the infrastructure programs we're not just talking about bridges and revise but water systems that the rest of the country are talking about we are doing it and doing it the right way thank you to everyone in the entire spectrum of this building of pipeline from our trade union leaders to their activation working with the brvrtsdz, to our workforce ready folks to the people that are in the community-based organizations saying we have hope for you if you learn those skills while your young those skills will help you get into good fatiguing
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jobs that are whether carpenters or all the disciplines, transitioned all the other disciplines that help us focus on the infrastructure of our city so on a role no labor and peace pa p is what it takes and several billions of of construction with the airport and the revising our terminal and the port working on the piers and get public-private partnerships that will again respect our labor pipelines to make sure we are fitting in the local residents we are and already not even the major contracts that coming up apprentice hours on the water system 77 percent san francisco residents how about that. >> (clapping.) >> and just didn't happen by
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itself it takes dedication of everybody in this yard working together collaboratively together making sure we're not working in silos but making sure we talk and think about not only the labor peace both who it is we're trying to get jobs for and be a part of this labor movement i'm very proud of the city very special time to the be the mayor of the san francisco sure challenges and housing affordability and homelessness need for more affordable housing are all there to tackle we can never make any significant really improvements in all those areas without labor working with us, without our collaboration with community this is all works together really well, we're building a pipeline and the other thing i want to say is
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this this program particularly are harry lanes leadership is a direct contribution to reducing violence in our communities direct contribution >> (clapping.) >> wet have our kids really touched and involved themselves in the hopefully jobs in the skill setsdz in the preapprenticeship programs and getting them out of the isolated things we know contribute to less than peaceful resolution of people's problems i know i see off-street parking here thank you you've been a big champion as a former supervisor of this district and know full well, we have the conversations how to make sure those pipelines are created but all the community activists that have been here for years we're fulfilling old promises not creating new ones that water
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system when we were doing it and the creation of pipeline is a promise we've always said to be there we're now making it work for the right folks thanks to everybody that is here and dedicating their time in doing this and making sure we're doing the right thing and keep the collaboration going it will be to everybody's benefit that our unions have a lot good talent resources that will feed into their pipeline that will feed into the major, major projects in the city and i'll keep on doing any work building more affordable housing and getting people off the streets, keeping the city economically strong to have good partners in private sectors and a public sector to keep the jobs going congratulations vince for your leadership. >> thank you everybody for
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being here >> (clapping.) >> thank you, mayor ed lee for helping you guess in the career pathway and shout out to the northern california carpenters for being here >> (clapping.) >> >> thanking you for helping me understand the finer points and commissioner shamann walton thank you for all your hard work. >> and it is a special treat after school maxwell thank you for being here and all you do appreciate it. >> our next speaker a mentor of anything like that helping me understand more about the ropes and expand any scope understand how it is we can add value not only to 9 community workforce but to san franciscans in general i'm proud to stand with
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them i'm proud to have an opportunity to learn from him he sees the good orchestra that the water system improvement and obviously clean power and now with the general manager launching this great sewer system improvement program harlan kelly >> (clapping.) >> thank you vince the amazing vince courtney thank you very much (laughter) got to give each other's names i know that's how that works first of all, i want to thank the mayor for those of you who don't know the mayor and i go back when he was the director of public works and we knew we had to make sure that the community participant in the building of
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that when i came to the puc those were the traits i carried forward and coming to the puc i came to run or construct the waters system improvement program a $4.6 billion program i know that has an engineer 70 percent of the cost is new construction i knew i had to make sure that we had harmony out in the fold and make sure we have quality contractor and employ people in the community so we reached out to the building trade and the unions and got the deal of $4.6 billion and the system program is a model of how successful programs could be rolled out and what is really amazing about the mroo is that in times hiring local
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people they stepped up we had a lot of specialized projects and how to get the community people to participate we went to the union they came up with a training program with people in the community to participate in the training and worked with the contractor to put them on projects that's the model in the community i want to applaud the union for coming abroad >> (clapping.) >> and not only that they're working to help small businesses get on board and role them of course, like them to be union but it is a great opportunity also want to thank my staff where is tommy? tommy the one that has the $7 billion i'm sure he got chance lying around and so tommy
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has the money and karen is spending it and where is ma suicidal making sure our union community and contractors are 2, 3, 4 alignment and todd where's todd there's todd he's a big part of getting this together so here's a great opportunity and great to see folks who i've been working with i remember off-street parking we went to florida and i played - i got the mike shamann he wants to know when the program is rolling out i like being a member of the community i can't get any hair cut or play basketball when are
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you going to do this i'm proud today, we're signing the project labor agreement i know this is how we embrace the community and have them participate in building this awesome facility we plan to build thank you, everybody for coming today and look forward to signing the contract >> (clapping.) >> can i get robert harrison and megan please come up to the front. >> (clapping.) >> so i'll tell you i've learned a lot from a lot of the people in this room right now but learned pro bono more from the workers we represent i know that john you know what it's all about and charley and anthony
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the union labors guys know you in fact on the work and forgot to focus on the people we do a good job in focusing on the needs of folks all over the place proud of the work we've done and harlan ann and the mayor to make sure we connect folks to those career pathway and connection them to sold careers again in the just jobs but solid careers in the industry and would san francisco for tomorrow mayor ed lee deserves credit for being the workforce hero and not forget what the workforce can teach us so, please robert. >> (clapping.) >> first of all, how is everybody do thank the mayor
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first and foremost for the programs what am i speaking about oh. >> first of all, i have i'm a resident of san francisco i have been for 35 years and i have been trying to find a way to get ahead you know with the jobs i was landing i'm saying not enough inform support my family and not enough to do anything i've been hearing about w c, d, and city build i took it upon myself to get into the program you know and to see in any could you know obtain some work i went through y c, d, and
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did a 12 week program at the w cd and the service i objected at w cd was enough to get into the construction field and further i want to you know thank 4ru67 and western water for giving me the opportunity to show any skills pretty much and i'm approval of the draft minutes right now you know what i'm saying my whole thing was like going through the program so, so other guys like in any community could you know one day they're saying like they never get the opportunity to get a job or to get a better job so as people start seeing me going
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introduce the class they saw how serious that changed a lot of things like hanging out and hanging with the you know guys i used to hang with and have to say w cd gave me the steps you know what i'm saying the real you know what i'm saying the strength to know that i could you know go through these with the certifies with the certifies i objected and saying that to say i have been like a kind of like a role model like a lot of people that see me and like knowing how i used to be and used to do and like go through city build and w cd also
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and saying that to say man, i'm drifting. >> okay but my overall thing is that the program is working you know i mean because of myself you know i don't know about a lot of people i got a lot of people that friends that went through the program not just me and seeing what i went through i gave them and pushed them through the same thing i went through like for instance, i got a nephew that also went through city build and got you know a couple of nieces they've seen any check saying (laughter) >> (clapping.) >> they seen one of my checks and saying wow.
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(laughter) like how did you get all of that on one check you know so i was explaining through them in the course i went through as far as like city build i mean w cd that was my whole thing to say to walk them through steps they can you know what i'm saying get what i have and basically got two niece it is trying to follow any lead and nephew that is working also you know and what else do i say (laughter) >> (clapping.) >> so i know that ramon and shall shamann knows this is what success looks like thank you
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very much brother. >> (clapping.) >> hello my name is megan i'm super excited i live in bayview on top of the hill and can't tell you hoechlts the sewer has backward on any street and; right? so i'm here because i'm an african engineer and got to be an operating engineer - thank you. >> (clapping.) >> and is i got through through city build and this was a great experience and my friend didn't make it past orientation helped me get in it is crazy she's not in i am but happy to be in and happy to be here and anyone that wants to join should give the operators - what else let's see
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well that's it i guess thank you all for coming i had more - >> (clapping.) >> short and sweet. >> thank you sister for being here. >> (clapping.) >> so i saw martin brand earlier hi marty for joining us martin understand really, really well, how difficult sometimes to represent multiple interests we do it all the time in marketing martin showed me an awful lot of of ropes what is a skilled trade the collective bargaining trade our next speaker is one of the high-level skilled new yorkers a lot like kevin hugh's with the ibw is level of sophistication and strategic thinking you know there are a lot of competing
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interests and have to your your sighed of the table to barbara garcia like the bargaining with our own folks you have to ratify and bargaining with the other side of the table one of the things organized labor in san francisco was very, very lucky to have that extremely well is my brother and the secretary treasurer of the san francisco building council mike. >> (clapping.) >> there just about the right height oath of the - the folks in labor i will actually reiterate one guy behind closed doors ma sew and he had manning that is hiding back there the two behind the scenes guys as much as vince
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says i maybe a skilled bargainer nonetheless that's not possible without a willing participant on the other side that are willing to arithmetic the difficult details of an agreement such as we came to early on for the water system program and to the estimation to the sewer system program i want to tell you that sewer systems get a bad wrap but behind us there no great city and there are none of the long time high-rises thank you, mayor ed lee we're happy to billed and without what is behind us none of the charming and comfortable neighborhoods that who's residents defend them vigorously and without what is behind us that ferry time of ideas the
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cost of bring people together does not and can't occur it is an essential item in san francisco the sewer system it is recommended behind us we'll upgrade and when i was young this plant had been established and it was a new thing and doing what it could but not what it should and it was a dirtier thing and the ocean was dirtier and when the system we're about to put in place it will be better the ocean and the bay we'll have cleaner water and better finish for the folks to catch and better water to bath and swim and we will have a wonderful environment for the cyber bay area and country >> (clapping.) >> but the theme for this event
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has been the entry for a apprenticeship when i broke in i was as iron worker they came from this part of town as the first job were here on this plant those were tough jobs and stuck with them and at the time all guys they're retired which means they had good careers and these careers began here that's what we intended to do with the mroo extension we're proud of a great job with the puc and with the community-based organizations around the bay area and with city build a after school maxwell helped done a great job from bringing people from privileged areas including here those folks are launched on
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these keys and include other projects and other far beyond the city and far beyond the region and be proud to talk about those later and proud to talk about how they worked on the sewer system of san francisco it's a great job and great career and an essential piece that makes san francisco the great city it is thank you. >> (clapping.) >> back down a couple of inches. >> (laughter). >> so, please join me in giving a a round of applause mayor ed lee and harlan kelly and the community workers and at this time, i'd like to invite the mayor and harlan kelly up to the table to execute this special agreement i
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didn't o- >> sound familiar do you keep on getting up there's an easier way. >> of course there's easier way get rid of of mosquito they breed whatever this is water no water no mosquito
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mosquito feed on good blood the eggs hatch and stay near the waters san francisco to breathe and the adult underlying mosquito waits on the as many until it's sexuality hardens water pools in any areas and creates places you'll not normally think of budget and any container that holds water and hidden in bushes or else were dump the water and do it over soil not into a drain the larva can continue growing in the pooled water is sewage disthe first of its kind the area if the sewage is two extreme have a licensed plumber assist water pools in rain gutters and snaking and cleaning out the water when keep the water from
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pooling and keep in mind that mosquito breed in other waters like catch balgsz and construction barriers interest crawl spaces with clmg is an issue you may have is week to cause the water to collect this is an sour of mosquito so for buildings just fix the clean air act drains and catch basins can be mosquito ground it will eliminate it as a possible location keep shrubbery and growths estimated any water to can be seen and eliminated birdbath and fountains and uncovered hot tubs mosquito breed but it is difficult to dump the water out of a hot top can't dump the water adding mosquito finish rids the source
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of mosquito there are also traditionally methods to protect you installing screens on windows and doors and using a mosquito net and politically aau planet take the time to do the things we've mentioned to eliminate standing water and make sure that mosquito are not a problem on your property remember no water no mosquito one of the m
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was asked to do is water system
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improvement program and one thing i looked at is about the 4.8 billion dollars wurthd of work and a lot of the work was regional. we looked at how can we make sure that we provide opportunities for san franciscan's and people in the region and so we looked at ways we can expand our local san francisco lb program. so, we thought about it and worked with general manager at the time to form an advizry committee to talk about how to include local businesses in the region. >> i was on the first committee back about 10 years ago and the job changed over time. in the beginning, we just wanted people to know about it. we wanted to attract contractors to come into the system which is a bidding system and bid on
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some of these projects. our second job was to help the sfpuc to try to make themselves more user frndly. >> i like that they go out of their way, have contractors trying to teach and outreach to small businesses and lots of creative ways. help the community as well. there is so much infrastructure going on and repair, new construction that i think is helping to get construction back on its feet. >> my faiv rlt part of the committee has been that we have played a opportunity for many small businesses. [inaudible] women owned business to come in and [inaudible] sfpuc. it is a great opportunity because some are so small they have been able to grow their companies and move up and bid other
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projects with the sfpuc. >> everyone i was talking about with any contractor [inaudible] and super markets and things like that and i realize the transition was on the sfpuc. he got that first job and knows about the paperwork qu schedule and still works on this type of job, but he works with general contractors that also did other things. pretty soon it is like he did that one and that one. it completely changed his business. >> my name is nancy [inaudible] the office manager and bid coordinator for [inaudible] construction. worked on 10
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plus puc, lbe contracts. today we are doing site maintenance on the [inaudible] chr site and currently the gentlemen behind me are working on every moving and basic specs of plants. in order to be success you need to work hard, bid low and keep a look at the sfpuc website for future bidding opportunity. >> this is a successful program because it provides opportunities to regional communities that might not have opportunities to work for large scale projects. the sfpuc is a fortunate agency we have a lot of capital program that span over 7 counties who also to see how some businesses like [inaudible] and bio mass started as small micro businesses grow and expand and stay in the program and work on
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several projects before they graduate from the program. that is what warms my heart. >> my name is college willkerson, the principle for bio mass. bio mass has been in business since 2006. 3 partners. small businesses fill a niche but apply and being a part of the program helped us be more visible and show the city and county of san francisco we can also perform services. >> this program had tremendous impact to the region. in fact, the time we rolled the program out was during the recession. this has h a major positive impact and certified over 150 firms in the rejen and
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collectively awarded $50 million in contracts, and because of the lbe certification it open many opportunities to work with sfpuc. and, i significantly helped the business. it is one of the major contributors to our success. the maus coney ce project is transformation of the convention center and it is not only addition and increased space but also a transformation of the urban neighbor around it in a positive way. >> 25th largest convention center in the country but the conventions are getting bigger so with this
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extension it is 13 largest >> we have been under construction a year and a half and set to complete the construction in 2018. it generated over $9 billion in san francisco >> 35 percent of viz #2rs coming to san francisco are coming to maus coney. >> 2500 jobs will be created. >> if we didn't do the expansion we would luce $200 million in taxes a year. the conventions they are talking about going other cities with ample [inaudible] and exhibit space and not come to san francisco. >> there is a lot of [inaudible] we are at a point now where our [inaudible] two halve oz the mos connie and think what we desire is one space. >> we are adding space about
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200,000 space. we are connecting the two existing north and south exhibition halls that excavate under howard street to increase the largest exhibition space to 1 contig ws space over 500,000 square feet. >> the spot i'm standing in will be inside the lobby. the building will be pushed out to howard street and connected north and south above and under ground. >> when you go on the north our south side you enter into a hall that is divided into major ways >> this is public private partnership. the hotel industry [inaudible] splitting it up of the building. >> since we have a north and south howard street it [inaudible] to
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make [inaudible] >> improving the bridges to make them more accessible so go over howard street >> [inaudible] developed to look at several different proposals for a light [inaudible] to work with that bridge and the selection of the [inaudible] he is on what i think is a beautiful piece that is very animated. you will be able to see it as [inaudible] cross the bridge and can see it as a resident of san francisco looking up. there is a second bridge and this bridge replacing an existing bridge over howard street that links yerba buena gardens to a childrens playground. make a much larger public space as well as aplaza space that brings you up to that in a visible way.
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>> we worked on the playground to make it safe and invited and added more open space >> the area will be connected with the neighborhood. [inaudible] much better space for everyone. >> why is such a fundamental part [inaudible] could be thought of as columns and beams [inaudible] the areas that you walk to check in prior to [inaudible] all those activities [inaudible] opposed to [inaudible] we thought of ways to bring light into these occupied spaces including skylights and [inaudible] highest level of [inaudible] recycled steel.
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the concrete is [inaudible] >> we will be harvesting all the rain water and storm water and reusing it. >> in [inaudible] they extend down into the aquifer level of the water level which means water is being pumped out to remove the pressure and there are over 15 million gallons of water per year that maus coney center pumps out so the water is wasted. our idea is disconnect the ground water system from the [inaudible] and reuse the water and save and preserve and use it for [inaudible] and use it for other irrigation uses. we have
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excess water to fill up [inaudible] >> there will be limited traffic impact during construction >> there is a 8 month period where we have to take a lane of traffic out from howard street so we can expand the tunnel. >> we anticipate the construction to be minimal. >> [inaudible] >> make the center statef the art and much more competitive. [inaudible] >> having the space. [inaudible] underneath howard. having [inaudible] >> this is a [inaudible] worked with the residential, the merchants in the neighborhood, the non profits to make sure this is a vibrant area. >> even if you don't come to the convention and enjoy the public space, it is something that helps
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revitalize the neighborhood and bring energy to the neighborhood and more people to the neighborhood and shops and retail and shocase san francisco around the world. (clapping.) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i think we have more companies anywhere in the united states it's at the amazing statement we're not trying to be flashy or shocking just trying to create something new and original were >> one of the things about the conduct our you enter and turn your your back and just so the orchestra. the most contrary composer of this time if you accountability
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his music you would think he's a camera come important he become ill and it was crazy he at the end of his life and pushed the boundary to think we're not acceptable at this point for sure it had a great influence he was a great influence on the harmonic language on the contemporary up to now. i thought it would be interesting because they have e he was contemporary we use him on this and his life was you kill our wife you get poisons all those things are great stories for on opera. i was leaving behind a little bit which those collaborative
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dancers i was really trying to focus on opera. a friend of mine said well, what would you really want to do i said opera what is it not opera parallel. why isn't it are that i have the support now we can do that. i realized that was something that wasn't being done in san francisco no other organization was doing this as opposed to contemporary we are very blessed in san francisco to have organizations well, i thought that was going to be our speciality >> you create a conceptual idea for setting the opera and you spear ahead and work with the
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other sdierndz to create an overview vision that's the final product felt opera. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i was very inspired to work with him because the way he looked at the key is the way i looked at sports looking at the daily. >> so much our mandate is to try to enter disis particular work there's great dancers and theatre actresses and choirs we've worked with and great video artists is a great place to collect and collaborate. i had a model they have a professionally music yes, ma'am assemble and as a student i benefited from being around this
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professional on and on soccer ball and as a conductor i'd be able to work with them and it's helped my growth i had a dream of having a professional residential on and on soccer ball to be an imperial >> it operates as a laboratory we germ a national the ideas technically and work with activity artists and designers and video all over the on any given project to further the way we tell stories to improve our ability to tell stories on stage. that's part of the opera lab >> i was to investigate that aspect of renaissance and new work so that's why this piece it is important it was a
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renaissance composer. >> there were young people that are not interested in seeing traditional opera and like the quality and it's different it has a story telling quality every little detail is integrated and helps to capture the imagination and that's part of the opera how we can use those colors into the language of today. >> so one of the great things of the stories of opera and story combined with opera music it allows people to let go and be entertained and enjoy the music instead of putting on
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headphones. >> that's what is great about art sometimes everyone loves it because you have to, you know, really great you have to have both some people don't like it and some people do we're concerned about that. >> it's about thirty something out there that's risky. you know, disliked by someone torn apart and that's the whole point of what we're drying to do >> you never take this for granted you make sure it is the best if you can. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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