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the city of san francisco, sfgtv meeting of the
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public safety and neighborhood services committee of december 1, 2016 will begin shortly.
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>> good afternoon. today is december 1, 2016. we are now in our last month of the year. welcome to the public safety and neighborhood service committee of the san francisco board of supervisors. i am the chair of the committee today joined to my left by supervisor campos and generally supervisor kim is the chair but out today.
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we will have a motion after we open up to exkoos her. todays clerk is derek ebons evans and the meeting is broadcast by sfgovtv staff. can you share announcements. >> please silence all cell phones and speaker cards included to the file should be submit thood the clerk. items will be on december 13 board of supervisor uzjnda unless otherwise state. the >> before the first item if we have a motion to excuse supervisor kim. i second that i take without objection. >> item 1 is ordinance directing the rec and park department to install in bernal height memorial for alex
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nieto. >> this is ordinance to create a memorial in brurnal heights park and we had a meeting the other day looking as well perhaps in the future to rename the entire park after alex nieto. i knew alex when i worked at cole man advoicates for children and youth. [inaudible] coleman advocates for children and youth and also served on the board of neighborhood center so very familiar of course with [inaudible] who was the executive director at the time. alex was a young man working many how ares in the neighborhood and communities
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from many years from early age in emmentary school to middle school and in high school he was in youth employment programs with the city. he was the young man who was really brought up by a lot of people in the community. [inaudible] of course is his family and relatives and was really a big part of you know, what was happening in the mission and bernal heights. true native son. he lost his life in a very tragic way when officers shot and killed him on march 21, 2016. there was a lot of contversery about that police killing. there was a trial and the officers were seen to have been released to continue to work as officers without a determination that they had done anything outside of what was in their service. that was
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determined by the courts. but, for many people in the community wasn't a sense of justice from that court ruling and in fact a lot more pain was created. alex nieto's killing also happened at a time when we have seen a huge increase in police officers killing young people of color. in fact, it seemed like at that time march 21, 2014 was really the beginning of about 5 wuj r one after the other officer involved killing. [inaudible] mario woods, jessica williams. luis gongora that create a huge amount of count versey and huge
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amount of public anger and harm and hurt within the community. not just the families, but many members of the community who felt we were under siege in terms of officers who were not following any real clear directive that was addressing how they use force in the city and how they use their guns to put down what they considered unrest. um, and there is still open wounds. clear sense justice has not been served with many officer involved shootings, killings of civilians by police officers in san francisco. early on after his killing, alex nieto's parents requested that the city create a memorial on bernal hill at the site where he was
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killed. there was already a shrine set up in bernal hill on the southern side where alex was killed and i visited it a few times. i know alex's father and mother would go there all most on a daily basis. what they sfound the memorials they had there was getting disturbed. was getting vandalized at times and it really marked that we have real clear divisions within the city of what justice should look like and who is deserves to be here without suspension from the authorities. and that harming of the memorial was part of that sense that we have those divisions. but what is really beautiful about what
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happened since is that there has been a real strong community presence that has come around the family with a lot of love to support their desire to have a memorial to support their fight for justice and that is reinvigorated the call to have the memorial for coming forward. last year i was part of a march where we talked about the whole effort again-it was this year, probably in the summer-and i made that commitment that yd work with the family to establish the memorial. at first we talked about having a resolution, but a ordinance is actually a much more strong to require the effort. and for my purpose and i believe flaum communities purpose as well is this memorial is to mark the tragic event to also
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acknowledge the life and contributions of alex nieto and as well as the suffering and harm that is caused to the family and the community. in the hopes of putting this memorial for wrbdward we could actually create healing and bring people together and look forward to better relations between police and community and the real transformation of a police department that has decades of history with over extended heavy handed use of force that results in many people losing their libes lives in ways thatd are unjustifiable. with that i
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will let supervisor campos add any questions he may have but want to welcome the community and [inaudible] nieto, alex's parents, thank you for being here and i want to again extend my apology from my own part as much as i can for the city and my colleagues for the tragic killing of your son by the san francisco police department. i hope that working on this mural and bringing the community together on it-on this memorial and bringing the community together can add a little bit to some relief of your suffering. supervisor campos. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank you very much. i have the honor of representing this neighborhood on the board of supervisors and want to thank supervisor avalos for taking the lead in bringing this item
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forward. i'm proud to be a cosponsor. a couple of things about what has happened with this tragic incident and others, there is no way to undo the tragedy that happened and it is horrible and there are so many bad things besides the tragedy of what happened to alex nieto. what the family has gone through and the outcome of the trial and so many different things that we wish we could take back every one of those and all of those. right? and in that sense a memorial or something that acknowledges alex nieto cant bring him back and undo that, but i do believe a memorial is in many respects the very least
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that we can do and it is a important part of beginning to heal this community. if it is possible to heal a community or family after something as tragic as this, i think that healing requires some recognition of what happened and the tragic nature of what happened. to me that's what this memorial represents. it is a opportunity to begin the process of healing. and it is really that simple and yet so fundamental and important. and that is the thing about this for me and that is why i want to make sure that we move this item forward as quickly as possible as we are facing the last month of our tenure as supervisors. beyond that this family has been waiting for a
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long time for justice and i think especially around the holidays to be able to have something like this move forward is important, you know? better late than never. [speaking spanish]
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with that, i look forward to hearing from the family, from the nieto's, from the amazing community lead ers like christina and others that have come out to support them every step of sth way. i'm grateful to see that it is not just folks connect today the nieto's but folks connected to other people who have been the victim of incidence with the police. we have here the family of luis
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gongora. we have folks connected to mario woods. we have actually a year that is coming up and very important date anniversary happening this week and anyway, i think this is really long overdo and look forward to this passing not only out of committee and unanimously my hope at the board of supervisors. >> thank you. before going to public comment, i'll just describe very quickly it is very short ordinance. this ord nnss directs rec and park department to install in bernal heights park memorial in honor of alex nieto. it also waves permit and inspection fees for installation but there is a effort that will happen within the community to raise funds for the mural, to design the mural. that's not discussed in this ordinance itself, which is
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merely about saying it shall be a installation of a memorial in the park. there is still that work to do in terms of finalizing design, raising money and going through the arts commission process to approve what the final design will be for later to be installed. so, it is pretty straight forward that way and with that, we can go to-start with public comment. we'll have three minutes per person and so we can open up. i don't have cards for people but if you want to just come and whatever order they want to come up. alex parents want to come up first. >> [speaking spanish]
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>> thank you, he says he is [inaudible] nieto and he pleads with you to pass this ordinance. this memorial will be not only for himself and his family, but for his community, his friends as well so they can memorialize him often. especially for his birthday. this has been a very difficult realty for [inaudible]. it has been over two years and 7 months since alex was killed and he is still very traumatized. something that helps him through this trauma is going up to the hill and
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cleaning the make shift alter that exists there now. never the less, at 4 a.m. he is haunted and for the trauma he seeks counseling, but it is still a very difficult time for him. this will help him passing this ordinance and getting this memorial will help [inaudible] nieto. thank you and elveeta nieto will now speak. >> [speaking spanish] [waiting for translation]
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>> she says good afternoon to all of you and she pleads with respect that you supervisors pass this ordinance to get the memorial made at bernal heights park. she still sometimes thinks that he is here, but she knows he is no longer with us. very hard for her and she asked that you board of supervisors help her, help the community. thank you. >> thank you. >> my name is ben [inaudible] i
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greet you can love, supervisors. thank you for supporting this memorial. you strongly encourage you to honor the family and communey wishes and vote yes and also urge your colleagues to vote yes for the memorial. after this hearing we will go to each individual supervisor and urging them to vote yes for the memorial vote, which is this tuesday, december 6. we imagine that community members will be able to hike up to bernal heights mountain and pray there at the memorial site like alex used to pray. and look out over the beautiful view of san francisco and be inspired by our community resilience. we want students
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of all ages, k-12, college students to travel up to that hill for field trip and to learn about the history and creativity of our community. i am sure that they will write thousands of educational essays about alex nieto and the movement that followed. we want families to pilgrimage, hands together and love each other at the place where alex breathed his last breath. we want this memorial place to be a place of peace, of inspiration and amore. also in order to begin repairing broken ties with the community the board of supervisors can take a
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stand with the people and join justice for posterity purposes for amore. note there are many people and organizations that fully support this memorial. you have already noted the bernal heights mission community. the university of california, hasting caul california of the law, united players, [inaudible] our mission no eviction, loco blokeo, san francisco state university students, justice for [inaudible] mario woods commission, the luis gongora coalition, the san francisco labor council ect. against the violence and injustice of 59 bullets family and community
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rose to defend, honor and promote positive spirit. we need your vote. your community needs your vote. thank you for your attention. >> thank you very much. public comment is open. other members of the public who like to comment, please come forward. >> [speaking spanish. waiting for translation]
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>> he is luis armando gon gorea pat, the cousin of a person who was also killed by the san francisco police department. that persons name was luis gongora. he says, good afternoon. he is here to support the nieto's and we need to support because we need to understand that the san francisco police department assassinated alex nieto. there was no justice in his case. the family, the community needs a place where they can remember a son, a brother, a citizen of the united states. he solicits the supervisors to be human ist, to be fathers, sons,
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brothers and to put themselves in the place of [inaudible] and elveetaneta and think how they feel in this tragic time. he pleads that the supervisors do not play politics because this is not a political issue. this is a human rights issue. the san francisco police department killed alex nieto. he also says that he is only the cousin of someone who was killed by the san francisco police department, but he suffers because of this. he can imagine how much luis gongora's mother and children also suffer. so, if that is the case, san francisco supervisors
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don't embarrass the great city of san francisco. support this memorial. support human rights. he says, thank you. >> thank you very much. and thank you for your translation as well. >> good afternoon. [inaudible] king. archbishop of saint john who's name we like to be among the institutions that supports this bill. i just want to thank you supervisors for the courage you have demonstrated by coming out in a very strong way to do this. you know, i'm not a memorialist, i'm a man to fight for justice. memorials don't bring justice. what brings peace is justice. i
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don't think this is a act of justice but i think it is a act of compassion the city should show i as the brother supervisors said, has there have been killings taking place in the black and brown communities in the young people. the hearts of the parents surfing will be only be answered with justice. however, i do support this and again, i think that if we were going do a memorial, we should name bernal hill after alex nieto because it doesn't just represent what is happening here, it doesn't just represent this killing and the blood that cries out from the streets for justice, but this community has been dev straighted without migrations, the predatory loans that has really drivthen black and brown community out of that particular part of the city and
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i think that that in itself is enough to recognize that that hill-i don't want people to just march up there, i want people when they fly into the city or fly over the city they should be able to see alex nieto hill. also, i could continue to speak, but i just want to thank brother ben and those that spoke before me that i really think they brought it to you in a very compassion and loving kind of way so we will be in prayer and we will stand with these brave parents. i think also we acknowledge the strength and the courage of alex's parents that let lit a fire of compassion in the community with their ability to stand under so much pain and disregard and disrespect from
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this city and from the poa and the police department. so, again we would like to support this and we encourage you to continue to stand fast and know that you have the love of the community in doing so. [speaking spanish] >> frank [inaudible] rising in support of alex nieto and his horoic family. it would be useful if there is meant to review how many times this matter has come before these chambers. in december of 2014 there was a simple inclusion of alex's name if my memory is correct on the date and what
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occurred then was the dahmsination by the association resulted in a inability to even have his name register, alex's name registered here who was murdered by the police department. what then transgressed was a period of denial. and let's just speak plainly, a period of denial when the board of supervisors stated that things were happening somewhere else. they were not happening here and we were very special here because that didn't occur here. and yet, alex nieto was murdered and we all knew that and there was a long period, a very long period when after denial there was inattention and there was a frankly it appeared a inability to politically grasp the situation and provide the leadership as a city thereafter
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the people rose up in defense of this haunable family and the injustice that occurred. now there is supposedly a new day in san francisco. we of course celebrate that we haven't had the same rash of killings by the police, by killer cop. letes rr be plain and simple, by killer cops who took the lives of so many others. we are want thank you for your leadership and willingness to lead and we hope that this willingness to lead isn't left in the vacuum, in the hollow words of the chamber that speak in hollow words and yet does not take the measures needed. recently, these challenges have been met by the supervisors in putting something behind those
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words and along with today's hearing and your presence and your willingness to lead we also know there is some burning issues that demand actions and those supervisors present are providing that leadership around issues of deportation. i close with simply saying, there is not enough to render in an apology late and after the fact what cannot be blurred from our memory is the attempt to after the assassination of alex nieto, the character assassination performed which was the police departments pr. they accelat pr, they do not accelin justice. thank you so much. >> thank you very much. >> good afternoon supervisors. my name is [inaudible] and i'm
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a neighbor, a friend of the family. i'm also a educator for 16 years i have been working with young people and heard many different things from many different aspectoffs justice and injustice have taken within the juvenile and crimeinal justice system. today i speak as a parent and a neighbor to support the family. in our neighborhood we are appreciative of both of you supervisor campos and supervisor avalos because we know this is a pending issue in when chthe community demand justice and this is a good answer for it. at least a good beginning: we know both of you have actually tried to establish and bring up justice and we are very thankful for it. the community needs healing. specifically and i can speak of the anger and the
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frustration that young people feel because i work with them every day and i actually worked with many different generations of namlies who still feel in this particular case there is so much injustice that has not been resolved. again, i'm here to support the family and thank you for your support, to encourage other supervisors to join you and the answer for justice because again, the community needs to healing and needs to move on and as they move on and begin to start feeling there is a solution and that there is hope that the city's answering some the concerns that they have, then we can move forward. interesting enough perhaps, we might never be able to move forward from such a tragedy, but we begin to start repairing the feelings and the emotions in the community. at least start repairing the relationship we had with our politicians and folks that represent our city. this is a
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good and great step to see if you guys can do that and you actually push that as well. we are really thankful you are doing this, but at the same time we want to make sure that the rest of the folks here and supervisors understand the community is asking this, the community needs this. this is something that needs to happen and should have happened a long time ago but now we are taking the right steps. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> hello, my name is mary mendoza and i like to thank you for proposing this ordinance and honoring the family. as a teacher in the community and a artist and someone who lived in bernal heights, having this go forward is very important to
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me. i have worked with the alex nieto coalition for the past year. what happened to the the nieto's son, what happened to alex was horrific and sure no one want something like this to happen again or a member of their own family. the parents are extremely humble loving compassionate people who have not only been fighting for the right jz memory of their own son but helping other community members who have gone through something similar unfortunately. the community has come together to collect a petition that was signed at the-on the hill i'm alex nieto play by over a thousand people, community members who came out to see the play and hear alexs story. there were students from san francisco state who were so inspired that they asked me for a copy of the petition they
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take to san francisco state so they can hear the story and let people know more about what was going on and what could be done. and then we also at bernal heights community center also had signatures at the community meeting we had regarding the memorial there. so, in paper signatures we have over a thousand signatures. there is also been a change.org online petition that has over 2 thousand signatures. just so you know, at this point i'm proud the community stepped forward and over 3 thousand people are standing up to support this family and this community. [applause] excited about that and have these to share with you. in addition, i agree with what people have been saying this is a human rights issue. alex was a human being, he was a community member and i think sometimes in the politics of things that gets lost. i also am really
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proud that san francisco is stepping forward to embrace immigrants rights and so many of us if we are not native american, we are immigrants to this country and so that is something that is really important to remember. alex was misrepresented upon him first being seen on bernal heights hill and those issues of gentrification and race are real and that is something i'm excited that the police is making efforts to move forward in terms of addressing that. thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon. my name is maria christina gut airs i want
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to thank you. usually i don't like politician. there are only three paul tgzs in my life with the two of you who i feel comfortable with and have [inaudible] and the two of you and people who i believe in some way or another have come to really understand that you represent the community. thank you. i want to thank you too because to me at the heart of the struggle is the unity of black and brown people and you two brown supervisors who also propose and vote for the [inaudible] mario woods. you deserve our thanking feelings. [applause] i want to say that it is a honor for me to speak here in favor of this memorial. in favor of this memorial i don't see it as compassion, i
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dont see it as justice because justice could be only we have the boy back. we have alex nieto back and all the other ones that have been murdered. but the fact it is a recognition that the city of black and brown board of supervisors can unanimously recognize that a murder was committed and that we need to do atonement for that murden and we need the recognition these young beautiful man full of life who has a lot going for himself was murdered because of race mp in the city by the police of san francisco. that's what that memorial means to me and that memorial means to me once we recognize we will continue with the struggle because i want everyone to know that the nieto's are not only fighting for that memorial, they are every friday we are in front of the hall of justice saying that we want the police
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that murdered our children because they are all our children. the black and brown children to go to jail and be charged for murdering or people. i thank you very much for putting this forward and want you to take to the other board of supervisors to please put your hand in the heart and follow your leadership and vote for that memorial because it will be a sign of freedom for the people that live in the city and fwr those who come to visit the city and see we stood together as black and brown people to stop what is happening to our people. thank you so much. [applause] >> thank you, come forward please. >> good afternoon. my name is melissa gomez, a student at the university of san francisco and one of the actors involved in on the hill, i'm alex nieto.
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on the hill is a piece that tell as story of alex nieto, how he was killed and the effect on family, friends and greater san francisco community. unfonchinately i never know alex but through the telling of the story and feel i know his spirit y. don't believe anyone who hearathize story of alex nieto can believe his death was justified. the justice system did not only fail alex and family but every citizen of san francisco who believe the police are here to protect us. i believe this memorial will do what justice could not and in the years the police took away from him he make sure his memory lives on forever. [applause] >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is mimi and live on alabama streets in bernal heights for 29 years. i think that this is the least that the
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city can do and i would suggest-i don't know if it is possible that the rec and park be required to maintain notd just install it because it could get vandalize jd shouldn't be up to the family to have to repair it. i wanted to bring up an issue that christina brought up which is the question of race. i am a white person and there are lots of white people who have lived in bernal heights as i have for decade who support this memorial. i have been in touch with a lot of them and they couldn't be here today, but in addition to offering some small measure of comfort to the nieto's, what i'm hoping and you know, call me crazy, is that the memorial will also serve as a point of education for a lot of the new people who
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have moved into our community, have devastated our community. the whole gentrification thing, which is somebody else raised that. and hopefully that maybe some of them are open minded and can be taught that the police right now are not our friends, are not the friends of the black and brown community. as i have two sons who are in their 20's they will never be faced by the police as alex was because they are white and a think a lot of white people don't understand this and hoping this memorial will do a little bit to hopefully educate those people. so, i hope that-i really hope we get 100 percent unanimous decision on the port of the board of supervisors. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much. >> good afternoon
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superizvisors. i want to applaud you for craijs how you stood up and you will be missed. i like to add bring closure to this beautiful muths mother and father. for alex nieto, you know because even the shrine they had was vandalized. all they want is closure-it won't bring they son back but it also gives his spirit a chance to rest, you know what i mean? i mean, i just don't like to bring this up, but if they can give [inaudible] steinly one who was killed by accident and that was a tragedy . we need to do something about alex nieto. he was shot 29 times and had a
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closed casket funeral and didn't deserve to die like that. i had a chance to meet them. you can see it in their eyes, they are loving people, man. i never want to feel the pain they feel because i feel and all feel this pain for them and so you know, the memorial would be something you know what i mean? i'm-archbishop they need to name the park after. and that ain't asking for much. it isn't like [inaudible] >> my name is gilbert [inaudible] and i'm a resident of bernal hill and i want to thank the two supervisors for helping us. the first reason i'm here is because of the injustice that happened to alex nieto and his wrongful death and never should have happened. but since that sad day, i have come to get to know the nieto's
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and i fallen in love with these two people. they are amazing. and also, i have fallen in love with all the people that spoke before me. all these people that spoke before me they have character in their hearts. i'm hoping the board of supervisors can find the character in their hearts and give the nieto's and all these human beings here, these are real human beings that came and talked to you--you know what they need closure to this and just you know, do the right thing because the only way anything can ever get changed is quh you tell the truth about it and the truth is, what happened to alex nieto was wrong. you can't make up stories about it. it was wrong. it was not-the truth is it never should have
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happened. thank you for giving me the time to say what i think. thank you. >> thank you. anymore speakers? >> hello. i just wanted to take a minute to speak against a apparent public rule which seem tooz hold a precondition for discharging firearms. the intention of engaging in the use of deadly force as the policy seems to have the preserve effect of compelling some officers in some instances to commit to of course unfochinate irreversible and tragic actions and perhaps this is done to underscore justification or simply in line with a conformation byssus which bias which is sometimes based on mistaken evidence. so, there appears to be a need to take pause and step back
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from current police policy and i hope that you will consider some ways to help bringing that about. >> any other members of the public who would like to comment on the memorial? seeing none i close public comment. we have this ordinance live before us. want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting this ordinance and the memoral. especially want to thank [inaudible] and nieto and [inaudible] for your work in helping to keep this on in front of us. and i take to heart all the comments that came today. yes, i do believe that the mural on the hill will
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be about healing and education. we have to know what the history is and what tragedies happened here in order for us to live more completely in the future. this city is the city that should work for all of us and it a city for people who have been here generations recognized to have a future here that will continue and not one that will be cut short through displacement or gent fiication. i believe this memorial stands for that. so, we have some amendments to make, very slight amendments that don't change at all the ordinance and it is to take out language that is not necessary for it. so, the first-the twoe amendments, the first one in
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the title is remove line 7 and 8. it is language that says and making findings of consistency with the general plan and 8 priority policies of planning code, section 101.1. that language isn't necessary for this ordinance so the first amendment is remove that. the second amendment will be to take out lines 21 through 25, which reference the same language that is in the title. so, i would like to motion that we amend those 5 lines or 6 lines out of the ordinance. lines 7 through 8, 21 through 25. seconded by supervisor campos and we can take that without objection so that amendment is made. supervisor campos. >> thank you supervisor avalos. one point that i thought was a really great point that was
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made by one of the speakers, one of the residence from bernal heighticize the maintenance of the memorial. i don't know what language would work but maybe the city attorney has ideas. i was thinking something along the lines perhaps in section three, page two following line 15. there is a sentence there that describes the memorial located along the pathway on the northern side of bernal height jz maybe add a sentence that says the maintenance and upkeep of the memorial shall be the responsibility of the recreation and park department. >> great. >> that way it will be up to the department to maintain it and the family doesn't have to worry about that in the same way. >> you have a motion to add- >> i have a motion to amend the ordinance along those lines. >> okay. we can take that
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without objection. we'll add that language. i think it is a great amendment and thank you for the suggestion from the community and supervisor campos thank you for adding that in. with that, can we motion to move forward with positive recommendation? j >> move for approval >> the ordinance will go to full board december 6 with positive recommendation from committee and again want to thank everyone for their presence here today. >> mr. chair-sorry to interrepresent t is december 3 board of supervisors. >> december 13. okay, great thank you. we'll take that without objection. thank you. >> just to confirm the date is switched to the 6 to the 13ths now then? is that correct? >> that is correct. i'm coming out of todays committee are
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going to the december 13th meeting. >> no possibility for committee report? >> that hasn't been agendized, mr. chair. >> okay. thank you. the 13th. >> that is 1 p.m., 2 p.m.? >> 2 p.m. okay, if we go to item number 2. >> item number 2 is hearing on the status of implementation of city navigation centers for homeless ordinance passed unanimously by the board of supervisors june 21 to require the city toope squn operate no fewer than 6 navigation centers within 24 months of the effective date of the ordinance. >> supervisor cal campos. >> thank you, mr. chairman and thank you to the nieto family and all the people that came out in support of this item. as you know, perhaps in terms
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of the daily life of communitys throughout the city and certainly the neighborhoods i represent, perhaps the most critical issue facing those neighborhoods is the issue of homelessness. i call this hearing with the department of homelessness and supporting housing and i know we also have here the department of public health because our city and in particular district 9, the district i represent continues to face a severe homelessness crisis. encampments and i'm proud to say this and i know it is controversial statement in the eyes of some people, but for me encampments are not a solution to homelessness. they are unhealthy for the homeless people that are in them and they are unhealthy for the residents and businesses that
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are around them. what we have always known is we need to build alternative places for people to stay if we are going to see a difference in our streets. the fact is our current existing shelter system is beyond capacity and so we have a situation where the city is doing the best it can and this brings us to the topic of todays hearing. on june 21 of this year the board of supervisors unanimously passed a ordinance that i authored requiring that the city open up 6 navigation centers over the course of the next two years. i introduced this ordinance. this legislation as well as the declaration of a state of emergency because we have reached a crisis point on the issue of homelessness. my
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office proudly work with the city and the mayor's office to open the first navigation center at 16th and mission and while we were very proud of the results from that effort, we had been hoping that more centers will be open and when that was not happening we introduced this law. navigation centers are temp laer low barrier alturn tvs to shelter. they offer comprehensive helths, mental health and other service tooz homeless people includesing case management, social service program and other relevant city services. they are low barrier and allow people to enter with partners, pets and belongings. these centers are designed to specifically address the proliferation of street encampments throughout san francisco. we in this law require the opening of 6
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navigation centers and we applaud the work the effort by the department to so far open two navigation sentards and look forward to hearing more about when and how and where perhaps the 4 navigation centers that remain will be open. as we sit here today and face the crisis of encampments, we know that there is a 900 person wait list for our regular shelter system and i want to say that for the last couple of months i have been going on a regular basis with the staff of the department to speak to many folks in the encampment jz have been successful resolving some of the encampments in the mission, but resolution isn't possible if we run out of space to place
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people. and that is not to say anything of the fact that there has to be housing connected to the navigation centers for those centers to actually be successful. i want to state for the record, i have been working with the staff and mr. [inaudible] for the last couple of months as he took office and took over and in a very shortd period of time he had to hit the ground running and i have been very impressed and think the mayor hit a home run with his appointment and want to thank him for the great work he has done and i think there has been a lot of success because of his efforts and again i just
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want to personally thank him and his staff for the excellent work they have done and with that, mr. [inaudible] look forward to hearing from you and at some point i know that we are going hopefully hear from the department of public health because one of there things that was included in the original ordinance was the issue of exploring safe sites and houses. we after discussions willingly voluntarily took that out but not because we are giving up on the issues but we want the navigation piece to go forward but with a understanding those iges issues would not be dropped. >> jeff [inaudible] with department of homelessness and supportive housing. thank you for inviting us here to speak about our progress on the
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navigation centers and supervisor campos thank you for your kinds words and thank you to your and your staff for all the work we have been doing together for the past few months. want to give a brief presentation on the progress we made at the navigation centers and particularly our progress towards addressing some of the items that were outlined in the legislation that youchb you have already spoken of. you already gave a excellent overview of what the navigation centers are so will skip that part and talk about what we have done since the passage of the legislation. as you have mentioned, prior to the passage of legislation, navigation center one was opened at 19 50 mission street and operational since march 2015 and hope it will stay open until at least the summer of 2017. currently it is run by our excellent
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service partners apiscicul community service and mission neighborhood resource. there are 75 beds there. we have recently changed the way we utilize the navigation center and now the primary destination of individuals who we are working with through our encampment resolution team meet wg the encampment resolution team led by jason albert son is in the community. we look for exists with folks, sometimes it is reunifying with families and sometimes they have gone into substance abuse treatment thanks to department public health. we use 1950 as the primary place where we bring folks. the civic center navigation center is the first site that opens after the passage of this legislation so it is really the first of the 6 which we are opening. it is manage aged by community
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housing partnership. currently has 93 rooms but hope to expand that by rehabilitation existing rooms that needed more work and not ready for people to habitate but we are currentsly using this in much the way 1950 was used. it is the primary place where we take folks who have been identified by the hot team or through our coordinated entry system in which we prioritize the longest term and highest acuity homeless folks to housing. this is a place where they go to wait for housing which is available to them. the next navigation scepter cept center we are planning the second och the 6th scheduled to open february 2017. it will be a 600 25th street on port propertyment we haven't choseen a oprairtd. it
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will be 70 beds for 3 years of operation jz likely use this as part of our coordinated entry system as well. finally, the third navigation scepter that we have planned is scheduled to open mid-2017 at 520 jessie street in a building owned by salvation arnly. we are still working on the details both in terms of raising private funds to do the developments. work wg neighbors to get their support on the issue and of course with supervisor kim's office andologist working othen budgetary issues around funding the funding we need to operate the site. this site will ultimately be used as a triage center for the encampment response and hot team. 1950 will go back to be used for the coordinated entry cyst mg. this site is critical in our ability to address encampments and street homelessness. it is
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where we bring folks, they will be able to stay 30 days and then we will find other places for them to go in their journey towards existing homelessness allowing us to break up the larger encampments thatd are in the city. um, we currently do not have plans or items in the budget for opening up the next three navigation centers. that is something we need to address in the fiscal year 17/18 budget but in order for us to do that we will need to plan for the cost of operating and developing those sites. we have a number of ideas in mind, particularly around opening up a youth navigation center as the legislation called for, and sites that might work for the next three but we are currently on hold pending budget
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discussions. you'll see there is a map of the current navigation centers. as well as the locations of where folks have been referred to the navigation centers from. all over the e city with some of the areas that are with the larger circles is higher concentration of folks particularly in the areas where we have been working to resolve encampments. wanted to share outcomes. this has been a incredibly successful program and want to give kudos to sam dodge and to emily cohen and the staff of the hope office what was formally the hope office that is now part of our staff which we are grateful to have them on the team who helped make this happen. their model they helped put toort clearly had really great outcomes for the folks who have been served by them. you see the mission navigation center
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served 864 individuals since opening in march of 2015. 79 percent of them exists have been to stable housing. the civic center navigation center has served 123 unique individuals and 60 percent of those exists have been to permanent housing here in san francisco. so, as you will see the mission sites of the 865 people serviceed, 609 have gone to permanent housing and 46 to temporary housing or programs. also, the average length of stay at the sites is about 120 days. we had some excellent results in terms of helping clients get on to benefit squz other benefits and want to thank hsa for their excellent
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partnership. really, this servess a a model how to collaborate with departments. department of public health and hsa to make sure the folks we bring to shelter squz navsenters access benefits to help them exist homelessness. demo graphics of the center frankly have been a little disappointing and think it is something we need to work on. the main item here i want to point out is that about 37 percent of the homeless population in san francisco are african americans only 26 percent of the navigation center clients are african americans so have redoubled our efforts around outreach and held a large convening followed by a day long training around racism, racial bias and how that impacts homelessness and i'm very proud of the staff for taking this on. this is
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difficult issue head on and confident we will continue to do a better job in terms of outreach to clients and making sure that all our services reflect the demo graphics of the homeless population. >> can i ask a quick question would the percentage with the numbers, do you know how that compares to the rest of the homeless population for other groups? >> i do know off the top of my head that the homeless population for african americans is 36 percent. i don't know if my colleagues have it data off the top of their heads. >> i think it is a little low. >> just wondering what the latino population and asian population. maybe if we can get that. >> it is on my phone and will give it to you before i leave. >> no worries. thank you.
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>> okay. so, as part of the legislation, the was a request there is equitable entry and exist plan and provide a report to the board of supervises within 120 days. we provided you a letter which will serve as that report. overall i think our approach needs to be as a city moving towards the idea of coordinated entry that everybody who accesss homeless services receive the same assessment and put into had same data system and choice decision around what they have access to isn't made on the strength of the case manager or how loud a voice they have based on peoples needs and the lengths of homelessness. we feel the navigation center entry and exist plan needs to follow the coordinated entry protocol which we are putting in place that it shouldn't
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matter whether you are in a nav shelter or a or on the street people need to be match today the right prament jz prioratized to the housing not based on the nav center but based on the need is so moving in that direction and that is described for you in that letter. you probably heard the same concerns i had from shelter providers that they need today have access to housing exists as well and we only about 400 units of supportive housing for single adults opening on any given year, we have made the decision to not necessarily attach housing to nav centers but attach housing to people who need it the most. you'll see the next slide here. this is a map of what the coordinated entry system we are driving towards going to look like and present this next week on the
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strategic plan. folks will be to access our services through a variety of access points whether it is through schools, through the criminal justice system or public health system, homeless outreach through shelters or resource centers. they will then be put into our coordinated entry system and given assessment and matched with the right resources and some of them will be sent to temporary housing which includes shelters and navigation sentsers and from there director towards various exist tooz homelessness we have available and other folks will skip the temporary housing process and go right towards various exists. that is we feel the navigation center needs to be a part the system not its own separate system. we were asked in the legislation to explore the feasibility of a alcohol management model. as you
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pointed out initially the legislation also spoke about exploring safe injection sites. my response around the alcohol management model is really the same around the coordinated entry system is we don't want to create the navigation center, special programs or we want to be able to match each client with what they need and created a navigation center that is specifically directed towards medical intervention like alcohol management isn't the best use of the nav centers. we do however believe that alcohol management program in a permanent supportive housing site is a excellent idea. many visited the site in seattle and believe some of you visited that as well and do believe that is wurkt pursuing. but we also learned a lot from operating the navigation center and lower barrier to entry shelters where there is a greater tolerance for people
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who are struggling with alcohol and substance abuse and a excellent execution of the harm reduction model that many programs in the city try to utilize and we hope to take some of those learnings from the navigation centers and also have resources, the same resources there and bring those to our shelters so that there are no barriers to entry for people suffering from alcoholism or substance abuse to make the shelters more welcoming places because we have seen great outcomes from people who have been struggling with substance abuse and alcoholism through the navigation centers but believe folks who need call whaul alcohol management are better served by a permanent supportive housing site. just want to also comment on the community outreach process that we have been using and to highlight the fact that our
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staff sam dodge or deputy director for policy is doing an amazing job at all the sites work wg the local supervisor in the district but also resident and businesses, attending many meetings, but i think not just taking the input because there is nothing worse than asking for input and having it ignoreed, but taking that input and putting together community agreements with the neighborhoods based on concerns that they have and in some cases creating advisory groups in the neighborhood and we have developed great partnerships with the communities at the two nav sites currentsly operating and the folks in the dogpatch and just now beginning with folks in mid-market and soma. we were also asked to put together a housing and revenue plan. want to opponent out a
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few things. we have worked closely with philanthropy and trying to raise capital funds in order to expedite the opening of nav centers. we secured the operating funding for three navigation scepter. the two in existence and dogpatch. we have budgets for the future navigation centers. they are all operating at about 2 to $3 million a site but no clear defined budget or revenue source at this point. i am cfds cds confident as we find more locations we will raise fundsing from a generous fill philanthropic community and many expressed interest supporting nav centers so really lucky and pless blessed to have that opportunity and again it will make opening these faster. as far as have aghousing plan, revenue plan we
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are working in it departments strategic plan. we were hope toog have it done by december. i think that will be delayed by probably a quarter as we are struggling to sift through all the data that is available in the city but will have a long term both housing nav center and revenue plan probably looking at a 5 to 15 year period of time to talk about what it is we are going need to have a major impact on the issue of homelessness in san francisco but we are going to need more time before we are able to put that together. there was a question about a youth navigation center brought up in the legislation and as i mentioned we have been actively seeking sites for this and thichck we have a number of locations that will work well. we have spoken with a number of youth provider jz want to give a shout out to at the cros roads and rob geten and his team. they are not a city funded non-profit but work with
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homeless youths and given excellent guide toons the department as other youth providers like larkin and taking it to the street and others and we are working on a model that will be veryvy effective but it is a matter of identifying the fundsing. then also want to opponent out to you and direct you to and believe we should probably send your aufs a copy of a report done by the controllers office where they took a lot of earnings from the navigation centers and they helped us think how to apply some of that to the shelter system and we'll get you a copy of that report. and that concludes my presentation mpts supervisors as you mentioned before did commit to explore the idea of safe injection site navigation center chblt we at this time do not believe that having a safe injection navigation center
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makes sense for much the same reasons as have agalcohol management navigation center doesn't make sense or fit in with the coordinated entry model and however, i will differ firthser questions you have about that to my colleagues from the department of public health on that issue. >> mr. [inaudible] i don't know if you want to-i have a couple questions on the presentation you provided. but should we deal with that first and then have public health address the issue of safe injection sites? what is your preference? >> that would be fine. >> just a quick question. in terms of the plan and i also see sam dodge and want to thank him as well for his excellent work throughout this. in term thofz plan-it is disappointing the plan isn't in place buts when do you see having a plan
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for implementation? how much longer do you think it will be? >> talking about a strategic plan? >> yeah. >> pieces of it are close to be completed and done by january on schedule and that is there plan to move to a coordinated entry cyst mg. we have selected a data system and mapped out how the services will work. we will start implementing the system with families that will begin in july. that is already well defined and that piece is done and can present that at the hearing next week. i think we have a pretty much mapped out how to move forward in terms of managing services around single adults and youth and veterans. where we are struggling right now really is to try to determine what is the number of shelter beds we need, what are the number of permanent
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supportive housing units we need for each individualment we have a model we developed but as we plug numbers in we see the model isn't producing the information doesn't seem accurate to us and we want to spend a few more month coming up with that modsal because we plan to present a specific and detailed plan around how many more beds we need whether they are shelter or navigation center and how much more housing we need. but we are not slowing down in terms of implementing the coordinating entry system or opening up the dogpatch and soma navigation center. we are bringic more housing online but more time isn't what we do next month but what we do for the next 5 to 15 years. >> you don't have to answer this, but if we make the comment that i know that prop q
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passed. as far as i'm concerned prop q doesn't add anything or find solutions so my hope is you will proceed to continue the strategy which i think challenges as it is provide a actual solution. as far as i'm concerned we should follow anything that is going to provide solutions and to the extent that prop q provides zero i think which is just ignore. it terms of encampments, my question to you with this, what keeps me up at night is the fact that as we are trying to resolve encampments, we are running out of beds, places to send people. so what are we going to do?
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especially as encampments continue to not just in my district and areas like the mission, but in others. so, seems to me that we need to have as much of the ordinance provides a roadmap, i actually think that even if we do 6 this year that that wont be enough and so how do we deal with the fact that we are quickly running out of places to send folks? >> i think that's absolutely correct. so, just to talk about how to address encampment jz can say which we are not planning to change our approach based on prop q and want to point out-we are not enforcement organization or have enforcement authority so prop q may be a tool that the police choose to use but as far as we move forward we will continue with what is a very
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successful straetagy with three goals in mind. the first goal is help people in the tents exist homelessness. the second goal is to help neighborhoods that are impacted by large numbers of people and we see encampments of 50 people and up in residential parts of the northeast part the mission and many other neighbors is help those neighbors by remubing the encampments and creating a safer cleaner environment for them. the third goal is disrupt this relatively new phenomena of very large encampments in areas where there are a lot of housed individuals as well. the way we are doing this is really by using compassion and common sense. we are not coming in and i do not-i object strongly when the media reserves to this
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as sweeps. we don't sweep people. these are our brothers and sisters and somebody's son squz daughters and don't operate that way. what we do is go into encampments and identify the informal leaders and ask them to help them hold a community meeting at which time we verbally and in writing notify folks of our plans and usually there plan we come back and spend about a week talking to each of you and finding what your needs are. in some cases we will make sure showers and toilet and garbage resep cltcolorize and once we understand the needs and what we think will happen next is have a written notice and hold community meetings and have folks from the encampments to come to the meetings and let everybody know what will happen and what happens next is often
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times we find 3 our 4 people in the encampments that in need of behavioral health or substance abutte abuse. we will find other folks whoant to reunify with family members but the vast majority of people need a place to go sleep. that requires us having access to beds and as you pointed out, sometimes there is up to 9 hundred people waiting for the shelter beds so what keeps us from moving faster and keeps us from doing more is the lack of shelter beds because if we do this any other way it wopet be legal because as we discussed a number of times here, the 9th circuit court ruled on the 8th amendment numerous times that you can't move people without having another place for them to go toment you have to allow people to sleep. it is a basic need that we all have. so it
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isn't legal. it is not humane by any stretch and also it doesn't work. if we just move people from here to there then we have done nothing other than that. we just maybe helped a few neighbors and then really angered a bunch of others and disrupted a group of people who have been hunkered down to sleep. we need to have beds for them. we hope the new navigation center in soma will be a great resource to be able-it will all most triple our capacity to be able to do that but at the end of the day tripling our capacity with 3500 unsheltered people in the city isn't going solve the problem either so as part of the strategic plan we are trying to determine the optimal number of shelter beds and need to put together a plan how to get to the numbers and whether they are temporary or permanent shelters remains to be seen but
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we are trying to do this as thoughtfully as possible and make sure our numbers are correct and unimpeachable so when weprint the plan folks have confidence that there is smart thinking behind it. i'm disappointed it will take a few more mujt but think it is wurkt it to know what innext move needs to be. >> thank you. unless my colleague has questions if it is okay to call upon- >> and was listening and appreciate the work your department has done and of course people who were there before you came in, all your great work. it will be very important and yet we still have so murch more to do to create the shelter that we need. thank you for coming in and your work. sorry we couldn't pass k to fund it, but for the
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next 5 weeks i'm committed to doing what i can do to help find funding to move forward for future years. >> great. i just wanted to thank both of you in your final 5 weeks for your leadership on the issue and also want to say the legislation that some visor campos and i worked on closely together, it is great to have wind at our backs in terms of we know we will add 5 our 600 beds durs during the next few years based on the legislation. it is less than what we need but a important start and want to thank you for your leadership on this. >> thank you, mr. [inaudible] thank you very much. >> thank you and lastly i appreciate you mentioning the 9th circuit court ruling and that we just don't move people where there is no place to move people. i worked on
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legislation earlier this year to actually put standards in place for how we move encampments and generally what we trying to achieve in the legislation you articulate td now so know we have much more compassionate approach that is still available to us as a city and i just want to hope that we continue to put more meat on the bone s and that type of approach so we are on the right path with your effort. thank you. >> thank you. >> before we go to the next section with dph i need about a minute recess, so we'll be back in about 2 minutes at the most. >> thank you. [short recess]
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>> we'll move on to department of public health version and we have our director department of public health here. >> let me thank you both for your service. when you said 5 weeks i fss like god that is like tomorrow. you really want to thank you for all the service you provide frd the city and think we worked well under all your work with department as well so thank you for all the support over the years. supervised injectionside sites. we had conversationwise some of the offices here and we do know
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that supervised injection sites are becoming a intervention for particularly those individuals who are injection drug users. it does provide safe locations for individuals for safer injection practices as well as engagement with health. we do not oppose injuckz sites, but there are some barriers for us. i was here from 9:30 to one aclock talking about the reenvisioning of the jail and the department just invested and will be investing about $8 million in new beds for mental health individuals seeking mental health service and try to focus on people coming out of jail. there is a cost to the centers. there is also legal barriers that we know that we could probably get some legislation from the state that tried to get out of the committee last year that will
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give cover for opening oplocation like this and particularly the fact that locating some of these facilities could pose difficulties for us. i have found being one of the site of over 200 beds in the community over the last 15 years that it is even for the solutions to issues of addiction, we do have challenges within neighborhoods who do not want those types of facilities in the community. but, as a department of public health we always try to find solutions anyway and so one of the areas we are looking at and working closely with the drug policy asilencee look at the legislation that can provide the department authority to open up some of the facilities, but also trying to prepare for today what we can do for injection drug users. so, over the last 15 years there was a treatment on demand process in which we really put in about 10
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to $15 million to expand our program but it was also philosophical change of culture. we were a abstinence based system of care meaning you were never going use drugs again to come into treatment and when you relapsed you were pushed out of the system because you were using drugs. abstinence based. we went into a very long process, inl fath our director of the homeless coalition was a great part of that, which move said the system to a harm reduction approach. so individuals could be work wg individuals who are active drug user jz when people relapse they were engaged gaen again because this is a chronic disease and people relapse and it becomes a life time process. what we propose in lieu of injection drug site today is one is we have a harm reduction center on 7th and
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mission. we are proposing and working with them on expanding that facility for 40 hours. it is actually working with injection drug users, providing them a lounge, nursing care along with services of syringe access and we know in many oof of our pub lb locations people are shooting up drugs. we know and my bathroom of 101 grouv people come in to shoot drug soze need to acknowledge that publicly that is a issue and have to find resource squz locations for people to be safe in those needs that they have to do. as we seek more treatment and are able to provide more housing we have 17,000 injection drug users and not all in the street. i think housing is oorths component so will be able to work with harm
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reduction center and expanding hours for that. we will also be work wg our sobering center and medical team and i'll share my presentation today with dr. bury zeben who is our street medicine drethjure we will tried to provide people a opportunity to come into the sobering sents squr seek treatment and provide assessment and care for them. we'll also be adding 30 beds for medical respite for sheltered individuals. this will open up 30 beds within the shelter system get thg most chronically ill individuals out of the shelter to the respite and we have to contend with people that will act rfbly inject drugs. i am not at this point ready to open an official injection drug center but we will try to open facilities people can come and safely get care. our street medicine team
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will actively work with homeless individual tooz provide medical support and access to addiction services and dr. zeben and his team are out in the tents and in the streets work wg active drug users to seek treatment. we are also going to apply for about $5 million from the state for low enforcement diversion program that will focus on injection drug user jz drug users engaged with police and hope we can work closely with the police for referrals and individuals instead of taking them to jail to work with them in providing care as well as with support and also trying to make sure they get into treatment services or get the type of care they need. so, that's our approach today how we look at the issue of injection drug services. >> thank you director garcia. i just want to sort of be clear
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about something because i think that what you just said is very significant. i think it is something that we hadn't heard before and i just want to cu-mind you for that. it seems that assuming that legally the approvals are obtained that your department is open to pursuing this idea down the road of opening up a safe injection site? >> absolutely. again, it becomes aficial issue. these cost between 3 million to 3 and a $3 and a half million. the research we did looks if you want to make a impact because i do not want to create a false hope that you open up a injection site and cure the need you have, we see we need at least 6. similar to what we just talked about with navigation centers and make aim pact. if ewoo are able to open one we would be very successful
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at least for a population or neighborhood. i work would the local group working on this for several wrore jz trying to emphasize if we work with the neighborhood group in a block that's the impact we would have and that would be a difference for individuals but fleed the neighborhood support to do this. >> i think that's actually very very significant. i think that is a very significant statement, so i want to thank you because i think it means a great deal to have director of public health say that. i can tell you speaking to a lot of residents in my district and especially in the mission where we just went to-we had a number of meetings at [inaudible] grove street and we are adding a bin so that some of the syringes that have been on the
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floor and there is a very small bin and we want something larger, from talk toog them but also from talking to a lot of other residents in that fusinty, people are open to trying new things so actually think that most san franciscan's are open to this as a option because the status quo is so bad squl frl the same reason that they support giving needles and needle exchange and syringes as a form of harm reduction, i think that many people are open to this in trying something new and i think it is great not only you say you are open to it, but second that short of actually opening a safe injection site you are actually taking step s
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to incorporate further efforts of harm reduction to allow injection users to use these facilities. >> i think it is really important and also the fact we could see the situation to work with the existing location if we get this legislation passed at the state level. and then we have to go further to think how we do this in continuation with some of the other programs. i have a lot of treatment programs who are supporting this as well, but again i just want to emphasize we don't want to create centers where people sit for the day. it is really about the final location that people have in their homes and i think that is where the homeless department is wirking towards and it will be a struggle for us so we do have a public health responsibility to insure that these individuals are safe and also getting their appropriate servicess they need. >> i think that is very significant and i actually dont
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think that would be possible without work that both you and mr. cuzinsky have been doing. just a final question on the issue of alcohol and i understand the point for mr. cuzinky he doesn't want to do it in a navigation center but know it is a issue. on 24th street there are a lot of habitual alcoholics who i think would probably better serve if they had a place to go. any thoughts on what else we could do beyond what we are doing now on that issue? >> i think as the drether director of homeless and housing talked about, a permanent setting and i also visited the seattle program and it is important to have a stable group. this contractual process of reducing your
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alcohol. we have wet housing. people can drink in their homes tmptd is people that want to reduce harm by reducing the alcohol use but still need the alcohol because of the alcoholism and that there is no cure for alcoholism and it is it maintenance of being able to keep their alcohol use lower and also to boo have a safe place to do that so there thereis a contractual obligation with provider jz group process and the ability to drink together in smaller quantities to reduce their overall harm. we are very supportive of that. i'm also looking at that as a potential in the sobering center and talked to staff about that because we do have people coming in, they stay 4 to 6 hour jz need a drink and so they leave the sobering center so the question there is, if we provide that for them and that support, would they stay longer in that facility to help them in their overall care. >> thank you. >> i would like to call up dr. bury zebens who is doing the
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work for us and him and i worked over 20 years together on the issue and he does have comments. >> thank you. dr., we look forward hearing from you. >> thank you very much. i'm bury zerfben the medical drecktder for street medicine and shelter health for department of public health. i like to start with a case. this is 30 year old woman who i saw with heroin and methuse. she grew up in san francisco and in foster care. she has hepatitis c and concerned about the health. she has not had a hiv test in two years i worried about that. she is homeless for more than 10 year jz stays in a encampment in the mission. she is quite distrustful of systems and care providers. she tried to stop using drugs in the past but not been able to. when she shy treeu tooz stop she becomes paranoid jun able to function. she feels
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very hopeless about this mpts like to talk very briefly how i think about this situation and what we might do for this patient. my thoughts. first of all, we know that addiction is a brain disease. it is treatable condition not a curable condition. we got a number of good medication treatments for heroin and opioid depends. we have good medication for alcohol dependence and stimulate dependence. i know change is possible, but to work on change requires starting with where the person is at and that is crittle to our horm reduction approach. if you want a definition of harm reduction, my definition is harm rediction is doing what works. one of the key things work wg homeless
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people that i see continuously is people need a place to be. people need a place that offers some kind of meaningful option beyond something that is more compelling than staying stuck in the streets or encampment or a shelter. some place that will be able to start that process of restoring hope for peep ople. that can be drop in center of various types of models. harm reduction centers with various services. one of the key things to say about harm reduction centers is that they are pure and professional driven. peers consistently play a critical role in any kind of harm reduction oriented program that we have because that's the way that people not only feel that there is someone they can trust, but also feel
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there is something constructive that they can be contributing in the world when they are disenfranchised and stigmaicized as drug use and addiction deaf-footly does. safer consumption spaces can be a very important part of the model and has been studied. low threshold hepatitis c streement is what we talk about now and starting with people because much of the time people have the idea they have a incurable disease they will die from and coming in and saying well, i got the cure for that, but you need to stop using drugs and need to get stable, that's just like saying well, there is nothing i can do for you or at least it sound that way. we know we can treat people for hepatitis c when they are still using and that is something that many of our
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starting. and there is a range of pretreatment service we can offer people. the idea that somebody might not be ready to go into a abstinence based treatment program but ready for counseling, medication treatment of coacuring disorders whether physical or mental health. there is a lot we can do from that point of view in these type of loflesh hold settings. finally, i want to talk about our public injector pilot. we are focusing on civic center south of market and the encampments resolution team is working with. particularly to work with people who inject in public and to be offering some options for phose folks. that includes counseling in connection to treatment. that includes throw threshold start
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on bupumaureen which is a effective treatment for opioid dependency and includes giving people a assertive model if you are ready to make a change, whatever it is, we will be here following along with you to try to make that change effective and will use our sobering sent squr use our humming bird program as adjuncts in the injector pilot so hopefully will have something to report-i will have something to report to the director in about 5 weeks. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> dr. director [inaudible] director garcia there is a huge news and very exciting news so thank you very much and with that i want to thank you for your great work and open it up if it is okay with you supervisor to public comment. public comment. any member of the public who would like to speak? please come forward.
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>> i have one card. laura thomas. >> laura thomas with drug policy alliance and first of all, i want to say thank you to both of you for this hearing and i'm really going miss you on the board of supervisors both of you. i also want to thank supervisor campos in particular for your attention in championship on the issue of supervised consumption service including going van coorfb to see the programs there in action. and as was referenced by director garcia, we sponsored a bill last year in the state legislature with assembly member susan tell monte and our plan toog
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reintroduce it again and it is legislation that would give local health jurisdictions the ability to allow supervisored consemption services to happen and if they were permitted by the health department it would provide legal protections for the people who operate and staff the program volunteer squz participants and help address some of the potential legal barriers to operating supervisors consumption services. and what would help greatly if the city and county of san francisco would support this legislation. last year we had a chicken and egg problem where the state legislature said why support the bill if there are not cities to support the program. if you pass the legislation there are cities that would step forward so having san francisco on record saying we are interested and understand the benefits could
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have for our residents would be really helpful for us. a couple other things i want to add in there is new research about to be published that is a cost benefit analysis looking specifically at the benefits to san francisco of opening even a small supervisors consumption service squz the findings are every dollar we spend on the programs we would save $2.33 with annual savings of $3.5 million a year even for a small dwevl seat facility. i think the nimbe issueerize real in the city as we all know. i think supervisored consumption service because the fact they move public injection off the streets and sidewalks has the potential to be supported by people who may not want other subss in the neighborhood but this addresses their problem in terms of their concerns about
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seeing people or chair children see people injecting drugs. i am available as always to meet and talk to absolutely anybody about this topic and drug policy alinesh alliance is here to provide education, partner with anyone to support any eftsds here andal want to thank director garcia and all the folks in the health department when they were not able to speak about this in public were supportive of the issue and understand the evidence behind it. >> thank you. i have a follow up question. i really appreciate your comments. when it comes to cost savings, sometimes most often the can cost savings occur in a different place [inaudible] to address a issue, so in this case if our expenditures to
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create supervisored consemption center say 3 and a half million, the cost savings are about 3 and a half million i think is what you said for impacts, where would those cost savings occur? what department is most effected by the cost savings? is that dph or different department because it is hard to move that sense where you save money-i think saving money is still a important thing to do. >> yeah, so this analysis i'm referring to alex crawl in san francisco is one the coauthors and they worked with researcher in canada who has done cost benefit analysis use thg data from van cuver and other places and applied san francisco data and found the savings came in three places. one is averted hiv infections which are
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extensive. averted hepatitis c and averted soft tissue infection. a lot of soft tissue infection and reducing hospitalizations related to soft tissue infection. they didn't even look at the criminal justice related savings and i was hear this morning about different alternative tooz the jail and the extent we are preventing people from ending in the criminal justice system we will see savings there. the analysis that i'm citing the savings were all in the health system. >> great. thank you. >> good afternoon. um, as we heard in the presentation about the navigation centers, housing doesn't necessarily become a outcome anymore because there are services and a lot of
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people sleeping on the streets and the length of stay increased to 120 days, so in my opinion these are becoming shelters of a different nature as they have different rules and different abilities to work with clients. as you may know or may not know, san francisco is unique and in that we have a grievance policy for people in the shelter system. if someone is denied service or kicked out they have the right to appeal this denial of service and internally with management and externally in front of a probony attorney and have the right of representation through had process. myself and two other people are they representation and work with eviction defense collaborative and as of now the navigation center does want have this right or process so kwrust do want to bring it up here. i do want to let you know that we are trying to talk
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to hsh but want to keep it on had radar we vatwo tiered system where people have a right to appeal denial of service and people with navigation centers donetd have this right. i encourage including discussion about extending the right to navigation center clients which if they are asked to lever which people have been asked to leave they have the rights to representation and right to internal and external appeal process. again, just hope this remains on the radar with hsh and legislators. >> general feedm [inaudible] coalition on homelessness. just thinking about we just passed our thanksgiving holiday and this whole trump america is exaseing for all of us so want
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to appreciate and breath of fresh air hearing from director cuzensky recognizing people have a right to rest and director garcia talk how her department will care for people and do a lot to care for people regardless where they are at and that a beautiful thing. i also want to appreciate you two legislators as latinos in trump america and as men of integrity and men of conscious and it is wonderful. so, we have-i think if we were from the coalition on homelessness if we are able to dream opsystem it will be a system where it engages people and where it is meeting people where they are at and where people regardless of what is going on with them and especially if what is going on with them and they need help with, we certainly dont want that to be a barrier to get thg help they need. whether they
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are active injection drug users, whether they have severe mental illness, we want a system that is still able to serve folks and that is fundamentally what we are talking about and what we are really talking about with the navigation centers and moving forward on those. we worked with supervisor campos on his legislation. i think we had a lot of thoughtfulness there. i think what we learned over time we learned in the process around trying to expand the treatment system and the various work that has happened with the homeless system is that cultural competent services specific service really work well and so if we are talk about a supervisor campos mentioned maybe some of the folks who were immigrants from latin america who are suffering deeply and are suffering from severe alcoholism we need a program
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that addresses that that is cultural relevant to their experiences in the being who they are. they alcoholism is severe enough that means we need to meet them where they are at and have a appropriate program. that was the idea when we were talk bth expanding the navigation centers building on the truthsment we also know that about youth and so and we know that with injection drug users as well. if we want to be successful we need to recognize that cooking cutter approaches don't work. we also need to recognize that as we move forward, we have thousands of people over 4 thousand people living on the streets about 6 to 800 in 20s. there is a lot of folks who are outside of tent that are also in need and we are absolutely supportive of moving people from encampments to permanent housing but supportive of
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moving all people on the streets who are in need off the streets and need permanent housejug should be our comprehensive approach. thank you. >> thank you, next speakers please. >> thank you supervisors. really appreciate what you have been doing for this issue. i'm tess [inaudible] live in district 5 and like to see a navigation center in district 5. i lived on the panhandle about 22 years now, maybe more and so i'm not completely up on the new changes that are coming. most of my remarks will probably address the rearview mirror here, but i have seen so many gaps in servicess. i'm so tired having neighbors call the police to move somebody around the block. maybe the new department could prepare a handout to give to
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the neighbors saying if you see somebody sitting or sleeping and don't know what to do, dont call the police, call x. something like that i am willing to distribute. i've seen people camped with a lot of stuff. i have seen them camp with animals. i had even a permanent camper for over 2 years and requested help many times with this person in particular and didn't get it. but all these people are still humans with human rights. they still have friend in the community that they are connected to churches and various health services and programs and use the library. they are just like other people. so, i always have trouble with these distinctions and then there is some special people. i know one person who has multiple diagnose squz that is very hard to get services if you have more than one or more
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than two situations. people who are in vehicles for example, we really have lots of parking lots in san francisco. there are places where the people who live in a vehicle, they are san francisco residents and been residents and got kicked out, we should have a place where people can have parking for their vehicles 24/7. not have to move at dawn or something like that. people have a right to rest and now the people who live in vehicles have to get up during the night or stay up all night for the street sweepers coming through so like to see that addressed in the future program s. there are lots of people we get to know in our neighborhood who have been on the streets 10 years or more. i think of a woman named andrea who lives on the block. make had heart
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surgery at general and put back on the street. not only does that strike me as a lack oof compassion and respecting human right it is a waste of money. if we can't treat people decently maybe not waste money side of things. i do think the progress that is being made but we need to get more centers opened. it is winter. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> hi, my name is mellied and i'm asking you to please remember me. this friend of mine passed away a couple years before he passed away. the sfmta towed his vehicle worth thousands of dollars and everything that he needed to work. thousands and thousands of dollars worth of equipment
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and then they made him hand truck everything up a steep hill and would not let anybody help him get his things. so, i'm trying to be short. i just want to know how does taking away a mans only assets help him over come being homeless by deliberately, willfully, premeditatedly intentionally stressing his physical and emotional health and maintaining that stress level until he suffers a premature death. you probably known someone who's houses burned down in a fire and regardless of monetary value whether you have a million dollar home or whether your home is a cardboard box, the value of your home to your wellbeing is
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the same value of my home to my wellbeing and the difference between a fire kroig destroying a home vuss the dpw, the sfmta or the police destroying a home is a fire may not be able to be prevented, a home destroyed by the dpw, s sfrks mta or the police is not only preventable, it is intentional. we need these navigation centersment we need more than the navigation centers but we need these navigation centers and i again am asking the board of supervisors for a safe place to park because without your help i cannot overcome my circumstances and thus i am a scapegoat of society hypocrisy that demands i overcome my
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circumstances while stripping me of every resource required to do so. thank you so much for your time. my name is mellied. i'm a bayview police community meeting citizen since 2009 and ccsf student since 20079 and volunteer since 2011 and a scrap volunteer since 2011 and belong to the san francisco folk music club since 1982 and a san francisco resident since 1978. thank you for your time. >> thank you very much. very good perspective. >> kelly cutler with coalition on homelessness. um, one thing i want to say is the encampment resolution team there is good staff and outreach workers working on that which is really nice to see. thral are some concerns that i have with-they
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talked about the entry where they are accessible entry so it is fair. my concern is when complaint driven for encampments how to keep that fair across the board. also, where now there is a big focus on stopping from reencampments and so i have been at different community meetings where they say once they go through and clear an encampment, they are now encouraging people to contact the police on the non emergency line if there is a reencampment. one orphmy concerns is that with the nav center being a temporary option after 30 or 60 days if people are release td from the navigation center where are they to go? if we are calling the police that is really not a great option. i think that's
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about it. thanks. >> thank you. any other members the public like to comment? i have one card, tess wellborn. still here? spoke? okay. thank you. that will close public comment. supervisor campos. >> thank you. i do want to thank the coalition on the homeless ness for all the work they do on a daily base squs being partnerwise us and all the different efts and on the issue of reencampments i look forward work wg you and any suggestion you have in terms how the process should work and i know that the department is interested in that so welcome any ideas in termoffs what the right approach should be. the point here is not to criminalize the homeless or the poor to the contrary to treat with respect and dignity, so open to specific ideas how to
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best work on that. i just want to say that i am very encouraged by everything that i heard today. i have seen first hand the work of the department and specifically encampment resolution team. i have gone with them to speak to a lot of people and i have been very impress would the work and quite frankly it is very heavy work and don't know how people do that to be honest. the many times that i have gone it is very hard to go home to a shelter and a house and think about people and what they have to indur being on the street. i have been very touched by the humanity with which in the dignity with which the workers
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interact with people and so i was very proud to see that interaction and greatly appreciate that and i also appreciate the role that the coalition plays because your advocate for a community that needs advocacy and we in the city have to heed that work and your words. in terms of-it is not a perfect system but i think we have generally the right approach how to tweak it to make it better is important. on the issue of safe injection sites and safe alcohol consumption sites, i'm sort of in a way shocked to see the level of progress because when we first introduced this ordinance it wasn't necessarily that reaction and think to be able to hear this in the
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context of everything that is happening it makes me very proud to be a san franciscan and very proud of the people who are keeing this work. mr. cuzinsky and his staff, director garcia and her staff and the drug policy alliance for their advocacy. their relentless advocacy and think it is exciting simply because i think that what is happening on the street to the the people who are not only homeless but also substance abuseers and to the neighborhoods and the community businesses that are impacted by all of it, all of us we all collectively deserve bet squr think we are open to do that and proud that we are doing that in the context of coming trump presidency. very proud to be a part of that. thank you very much. with
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that, supervisor avalos i don't know what the right-i guess we file >> we file but before we do that i just want to just recognize your work on this issue. i am in a district where the encampments are not as prevalent by any measure as they are in the central part of san francisco, the north mission, south of market, other places, and so i have been captivated by a lot of issues in my district but nothing as difficult and challenging than what you grapple with. i think your effort has also be instrumental in helping the city to be more broad minded in
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its approach so looking at safe injection or wet housing and something to that effect that is different than where it was before. also the expansion of the navigation sent squrz the urgency that you put forward for that is also i believe got city working well together so want to acknowledge that work. >> if i may supervisor, thank you very much, but my gratitude and my recognition goes to my enough credible staff. carline gusen, supervisor elect hillary mu roanen, [inaudible] nathan aul be who was a prior staff member, all of whom have done incredible work and made it possible for us to move this forward. i am eternally indealted to them. >> okay, you're welcome and i want to thank your staff as well. i know they have worked
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very hard and hear a lot from them on it as well. so, with that we can motion to file >> so moved. >> we'll take that motion without objection. mr. clerk, do we have any other items before us? j there is no more business before the committee. >> okay, we are adjourned. thank you. [meeting adjourned] .
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>> (clapping.) >> thank you very much i'm on and on the and have the distinct honor of being the executive director and ceo of the california historical society a true, true guarantor us chance to welcome you to the
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magnificent looker-on honor to be here i'm thankful to you for joining us during the week that giving thanks i'm grateful for mayor ed lee and senator mark leno and assembly member tilly chang to my team and volunteers our board of trustees particularly mike ourth president that the president of another company joined by tony gonzales and board president from la thank you and truly an honor to welcome the members of the press and the cultivate and business communities in 1865 alfred the specifying architect of the treasurer took a trip to san francisco ideas for a second u.s. mint the state
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of california was 15 years old acquired in sight for the federal government in 1868 fifth and mission was an unlikely site two wars okay a lot of bars (laughter) a few schools and some hotels chosen for the sandy soils it can bear the weight of the magnificent foundation and construction was in 1869 and finished in 1874 of $4 million in 1974 and around this time really important events changed not only the course of the building but the course of history san francisco had quarters in 1865 and across i bay the big bonanza silver streets near carson city nevada and the great chicago
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fire yielded the fire proof technology and it is powerful to think of the hands that made it large pail freckles and many shades of brown that was truly a work of a lot of work and effort the mint was immediate scuffing in 1819 more than one million gold pieces valued at the $25 million were coincide since the new mint if you know where that is opened in 1937 this building searched for a future that will fill the volumes and restore it be the anchor true my pleasure to mark a new dawn for the united states mint and creating a center for
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learning and acquires for conversation for history for cultivate here in the heart of downtown san francisco and on behalf of all of us the california historical society is grateful to partner with the city and county of san francisco i applaud the leadership felt marries the office of economic workforce development and other leaders for recognizing the deep significance of this project and here we're dedicated to ban together to advance to the next expiration it is truly an honor to give thanks for the state of california to senator mark leno and the assembly member and the last one for providing a one-million dollar grant to the historical society yeah. >> (clapping.) >> that will advance our efforts here and provide critical funding for the planning and the
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due diligence that we will now undertake from capital campaign financing to understanding the buildings needs and renovations to problematic design to assure the rejection of this treasurer will be a latin moment to the city it is with great pleasure i introduce our mayor, mayor ed lee throughout his tenure he's a champion of the city's infrastructure and throughout his dedicated career and public services worked in the lives of all to improve our parks and open space our libraries and public transit and cultivate art capacities he's made record investment in san francisco public schools and health and you human services that continue to make san francisco one of the greatest city's in the nation
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and probably one of the greatest cities in the world his devotion with the historical society and his support and encouragement have help to write the next chartered for that building i'm honored to introduce mayor ed lee. >> (clapping.) >> ann they thank you, thank you very much this is the week of thanks for everybody i want to begin by saying thank you to somebody that has meshed me and supported me from day one that is, of course, the person that helped us buy the building for $1 dianne feinstein thank you to her and thank you, very much. to not only good friends but great leaders if san francisco that's, of course, senator mark
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leno and assembly member it's on the tip of my tongue both of whom got the message when we say we needed help and every time we come in here i followed up with that place you mailer at how many years ago that was put together she is still a rugged granite lady it represents the history of the city and state and to put it together senator and recognize how valuable this is and say look we've had fits and starts but we still need this mint to be fully representative so people that come here can enjoy all of that with our state library grant and work with a wonderful director and an incredible board of the historic society the california historic society special thanks to every single one of the
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members you'll be a great partner i look forward to working with you closely because this i think is going to be that synergy that links the history of not only our city but the entire state of california that vflthd in our city for so many years and to link that and to make sure that history is known so that we can use it as a foundation to move forward as a city and a state this is going to be a collection of so many stories, so many artifacts, so many people who have lead the city and state in the past and have that recognized in that wonderful place and modernized and i can't forgot to say thank you to jordan for activating that place so beautifully during this temporary time and to continue doing that while
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we have this wonderful planning this grant to be used but also creating and identifying all the new partnerships moderating we can never do those kinds of great things by ourselves even as a city we call upon the citizenry those who love the past and link to the future we call upon our philanthropists and our business community to come and join the city and make that place a place for everyone to be very proud of so i'm excited to work with the historical society and excited their partnership with the city and all the agencies will come together but today, i'm very thankful for those two gentlemen to my left saw the vision and felt it we get to act on it congratulations to everybody we look forward to a reenthused sense of purpose but a
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resurrection of the history brought to life in a modern way for everybody to participate in thank you very much. >> (clapping.) >> good morning. i'm mike ann they mentioned i'm the president of the historical society and the president and psychoof ecology in that part of my life thriving to be involved with a recycling project for this building (laughter) that will bring to a fresh start it is my honor today to introduce you to our california state senator for another week mark leno been in sacramento fighting for better schools assess is a higher education and safer streets and quality for all californians we're grateful to senator mark leno for his
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effort in helping us to as a great advocate for this project to help us achieve and secure the funds to allow the california historical sovereignty to continue collaboration with the city of san francisco and the library and others partners to fully explore the design and rejection of this building senator mark leno thank you for your presence today. >> (clapping.) >> welcome everybody to this historic reasonable building which we all here have agreed is our responsibility to preserve, and to protect and finally to restore to its original grandeur so the generations can recognize and enjoy the treasurer it is and wouldn't have been possible leadership of the mayor and his office and, of course, ann they and her staff of the historical
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society keeping in mind the only thing older is the california historical society 3 years older. >> (clapping.) >> but when we were approached assemblyman it's on the tip of my tongue and i let me say it is a good thing when the folks are from san francisco that is our challenge because there are one and 20 legislators and through the budget progression will be one and 20 ideas as to how we can best spend the very few consideration dollars or maybe jvtsdz to fit a particular purpose our cage is so much of the best and the greatest in the state happens to be in our district whether we're talking about social service or health programs or important historic projects like this
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and our job was to communicate to our colleagues that, yes this is treasure is in san francisco but the million dollars we're requesting introduce the budget process for the state of california for the california historical society so 24 has benefit to the entire state the good news we were successful in convincing our colleagues of that but indeed feed anyone we've got a lot more work to do but because of work the mayor and his office has put in place through the partnership with the california historical society that make sense we pursued that million dollars to now invest it and leverage it and lay out a plan for other implementations of that plan he learned a long time when ann they and her chair comes to my office just give up
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(laughter) acknowledge that if you don't say yes now they'll be back again and again but i'm so glad they've been that way and take - it will take and continue to take that kind of spirit and determination and certainty this must get done we're all in that together it to the best of my knowledge the village is here and we have to continue to spread the word and i'm committed and dedicated myself to make sure that our vision and the vision of the historical society along with the city and county of san francisco finally comes to reality. >> (clapping.) >> it did take more than one visit to get this going and with us assembly member phil first
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elected to the states legislator in 2012 and before that san francisco's assessor-recorder to be the assembly budget committee member and phil worked the city and state and historical society to secure the funds we're talking about today to secure this next phase a critical champion of helping us to preserve the history and educate future generations phil thank you for being here today. >> (clapping.) >> thank you, thank you mike thank you, ann they as long as mr. mayor and senator mark leno has been a wonderful team effort we need a reminder how important our history is we need to know looked past what happened last week by the way, we often know
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that those who don't learn from our history are doomed to repeat it i can think of no prouder symbol than the historic society and the building to insure we as kablgz acknowledge your history understand our history and again proud of our history if you look at what the voters said in the country versus what the voters said in california the voters in california seem pretty happy we've been able to balance you are budgets and be able to grow our economy and at the same time, we have really enforced a strong equivalent eco system throughout san francisco but literally throughout the state and volunteers really doubled down on the efforts efforts in sacramento not only sent most of us back more democrats back but
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really saying they're proud of the leadership of what is really going on in sacramento i think as we go into uncharged waters and urban charntd teller territory a time we as californians should stay the course and do more of what we do more in san francisco more of what we're doing i recall the efforts about 20 years ago when willie brown, jr. as renovating city hall and how much criticism he got why is this so most money into a government building why really make sure that that building was renovated people called that a waste of money and really didn't see very much value what is interesting today you watch you know when i used to work another city hall i had to fight the tour buses to get if so many people not only in san francisco that are proud of that
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building and the structure what that stands for as a beacon for the city but people from around the world come and now as long as going to the golden gate bridge and walking through the financial district, walking interest our ferry building and the piers and chinatown people come to city hall not only as a symbol of san francisco is but was it embodies i hope we can be here very, very soon at some point to do a ribbon cutting and talk about how this building really personifies the incredible history the incredible value so again, i'm so proud to play a small roll in securing the one million dollars grant i was joking with the mayor that would be a matching grant right mark and make sure the monies get real leveraged well but excited about seeing
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all the work that has been done and thank you, mark and ann they for all the hard work. >> km. >> thank you, gentlemen so very much as my dear friends and the preservation community knows p stand for patience and perseverance i'm grateful to you being here and from the time of the folks this place we call san francisco has inbatsdz pioneers and artists and others your rich history has many lessons and importantly the lesson of hope for one of the most eloquent voices rebecca writes i write happen hoping is about the history and lies in the recognition of our past we can tell the pa thought that was nothing but dekit and recruits
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and injustices or a past what lovely gotten angel now lost or we can tell a more complicated and accurate story one that has room for the best and worst for atrocities and liberations and grief and jubilation to the complexity of our past and the whole cast of parent and a memory that included the power and produces that forward directed power we call hope so i invite you to share go amongst yourselves to enjoy coffee and conversation to take a tour of this afterward and our educators in the grand halfway to share about s sf or easily walk two blocks to the ferry building east right here on
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mission to see the current selections that we've laid out from your research library i'd like to ask all of my dignitaries on the stage this is an edward mia bridge some of you know the work famous for the motions studies as well as landscapers one he was asked to festivity of the construction of u.s. mint so this is a side reproduction from one of mia bridges photos we love it is active the cones not erected yet so we would like to have all of us sign self-as a way to remedy this day and celebrate the next phase of mint thank you very much and we'll sign and you guys can sign but please enjoy the
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other side of the building. >> thank you,
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>>[gavel] >> good morning and welcome to the monthly meeting of the san francisco county transportation authority i am scott weiner chairman of the authority. i want to thank sfgov tv for broadcasting this hearing. clerk please take roll call >> commissioner avalos,, present. breed, present. campos absent cohen, present. farrell absent kim absent mar, present. peskin absent tang absent weiner,, present. yee, present. we have a quorum >> thank you. go to item 2 >> item 2 chairs report this is an information item
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>> november election but mixed results for our transportation sector along with others in our region the transportation authority was delighted that measure rr 3.5 bond passed handily in november with the sport of 81% of san francisco voters. this measure will ensure bart has the funds it needs to conduct pressing maintenance work systemwide particular the transbay tube. measure rr is important for safety and reliability and also hands capacity to train control upgrades and much needed maintenance facilities than one item not included in the spark bond was relating to recreation and park fleet expansion of 300 vehicles.
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these were included in local county measures including prop j in san francisco relating to transportation of homelessness funding. as you note the voters overwhelmingly supported prop j with 60% in 67% of the vote which rejected prop k the measure that would fund prop j and without a funding source mayor lee exercises one-time prerogative to cancel prop j will now need to figure out another way to pay san francisco's contribution for bart cars. as well as other clinical local and regional transportation improvement from uni coltrane cyclist pedestrian street repaving. while contra costa measures also failed, we saw measures passed and many other counties and regions locally and nationally can including ctr., claire los angeles, seattle atlanta and southwark several other cities to carolinas and 100 in others npr reports of 77 transit measures on the ballot 71% with past five dollars voters accounted almost $170 billion in transit spending. this evolution of transportation funding is a long-term national trends and be in san francisco
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the bay area and california must keep up as the federal government continues to go in a bad direction on transportation funding. particularly, the state is in such dire straits for example last week gov. brown announced it would be no transportation bill in a special session ending november 30. albany report infrastructure is high on the trump administration's priority list, details beyond tax breaks to incentivize private investment are scant. many are skeptical as this method of financing is hard to apply for the lions share of transportation investments across the nation. the good news is we're coming together as a city to address these new realities. how to join all of you and all of us, and mayor lee to reaffirm san francisco's commitment to being a sanctuary city. while there is uncertainty and other new administration will approach city like ours their strength
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in numbers with other like-minded communities and their strength of our convictions. that is why as challenging as this seems i am optimistic our city region are state we can all work together on new local tools and measures to help and so hope such a city upcoming regional measure three, which told talks and to potential return to the ballot with a new local transportation measure in 2018. this will be a challenge but i'm glad that mayor lee's office is already asked our director tillie chang along with at risk and to assess the results and explore our options going back to the voters in 2018. colleagues, as you know this be my last meeting as your transportation authority chairman. i look forward to continuing to work with you in my new capacity in the state senator in sacramento. before i go i want to thank each of you for the collaborative work we been able to get done should i want to especially thank to the vice-chairman,-our committee
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chairs, as well as my npc colleague david campos and others worked with me on the golden gate bridge highway and transportation district. also to commissioner yee pers chairmanship of vision zero committee and to all of our staff at transportation authority, transportation is been a focus for me over the last six years and it's been a real honor to work with rta staffed with our mta, planning department with all of her regional departments, regional partners and with all of you colleagues. i also want to give a special thanks to my staff under power jeff-adam taylor, earlier this year in the crime and, and going back to my first year in office julian gillette before she went to work for the mayor. it's been a real honor to work with these amazing group of people and colleagues to move transportation forwarded over the last two
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years, we been able to publish quite a bit. we provided funding for neighborhood transportation improvements across san francisco. we have advanced regional priorities such as caltrain electrification in downtown extension. we have provided-we funded or made the largest investment ever in uni's light rail fleet as well as replacing uni's entire bus fleet. we've completed doyle drive and the ybi ramp. we've moved vision zero forward along with van ness and geary bus rapid transit could we are planning for next generation of rail and subways locally and san francisco and around the bay area. we have been work [inaudible] san bay area for a scenario and much more. so thank you again for the honor of allowing me to serve as chairman of the transportation authority for the last two years. colleagues, as i'll be resigning from
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transportation authority and the board of supervisors on monday, at noon when sworn in to the state senate i like to propose that you finish the year under the leadership of our vice-chairman commissioner eric mar and then in january the full-bodied with elect a new chairman for the coming year so that would be my recommendation upon my departure. that concludes my remarks. thank you colleagues. so are there any comments or is there any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> this is information item. item number three >> item 3 executive directors report this is information items >> director chang >> congratulations again to the state center very pleased to continue working with you and appreciate the opportunity to work with all parts returning board members as well. congratulations to commissioner peskin breed and
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lease on your reelection to the board as wells looking for to working with the newly appointed and elected members from district 1, eight, nine and 11 in the new year. as a chairman mentioned, we saw the results of the election and we do endeavor to work and bring you our best advice good at risk in and i and our colleagues along with various stakeholders and what we learned and what we can learn from the election and the voters message back regarding [inaudible] and related measures it is important for us to act in a decisively in a timely way in the new year given that we want to be ready for 2017 and 2018 milestones in order to join with other partners in the region and enact overly new revenue transportation investments iin the coming years. in our countywide transportation plan, update will be early in the new york and i will hopefully plan to include a revenue paper which will also inform those options. turning to local
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updates, i want to present update on districts two, five, and nine. final reports in those districts for the neighborhood transportation improvement program. we have a presentation on district 10 projects for cesar chavez potrero there are area for the finance committee and working to move those four. in the coming months. we also a really great community outreach in district 2 for the lombard street study with commissioner farrell and mta and other partners. our district 9 work was also moving forward and allegheny and we also have district five community-based transportation planning coming to you in the new year. our child transportation study commissioned by commissioner tang we come into the board presentation on plans and programs in december and we've also had a public study gone to
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the mta board and will be bringing up to the board of supervisors as well as this body in the new year. project delivery the caltrain electrification project is nearing its full funding grant agreement. we are hopeful that we secured by the end of the year. there's about $650 million from federal capacity funds anticipated for that project. over the past several months we have been working hard collaboratively with the regional partners to ensure that is secured. in terms of our neighborhood safety will program, i want to just congratulate sf mta on implement in some important safety measures near the cesar chavez elementary school. speed homes were incremented and road striking on chartwell to slowdowns traffic around caesar salad. also, nearby the tenderloin community on the [inaudible] wheezing sf mta along with public works in public utilities commission complete it but old near the
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turk hide intersection with large in front. congratulations to bridge and putting those are prop k sales tax and funds to good use. on yerba buena island worker. for this the point opening. this will follow on the touchdown of the bay bridge bicycle and pedestrian path that we saw in october. it will be really nice gathering area and-with warfel said of services including rest areas, benches, and bathroom and watering facilities. that is going to be a really nice opportunity to so they again in the new year. on the management and administration front, our agency was leased to obtain another double a+ rating from fitch could our sales tax revenue bonds. this is something we don't currently have bonds but if we do try to access the bond markets in the
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coming years this will be helpful. we been able to maintain our favorable rating based on robust coverage of our sales tax and also a very steady strong sales tax revenue growth trend that is outpaced national gdp trends over the past 10 years. so thank you to pitch for that rating. finally, a note of farewell and thanks again to our chairman best wishes in sacramento. we had the transportation authority on behalf of the staff would like to express our sincere thanks to you chairman weiner for your service on a transportation authority router eight years as chairman of the last two. is he the last six years as chairman for the last two. we wish you all the best and if you join the state senate we are grateful to you for your excellent staff for your guidance and hard work and leadership. both on transportation related when using other issue. both locally here as wells regionally including at the mtc. we are
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particularly grateful for your advocacy transit core capacity issues that really enabled a deeper and more substantive work to address those issues as of the last be steady work committed to seeing that through in the next plan bay area. your leadership was also important and much appreciated on late-night transportation to address those needs for the late night and early morning workers and visitors to our city. thank you for your work on affordability, on fares, working with mta, working with sf state and students on affordability issue to an affordable housing of course. as well as our long-range rail and transportation plans. i want to thank you for your outstanding leadership in the tickling on rating funds for transportation weather was the advocacy we did at the national level for new transportation federal bill last year with colleagues around the region weather was developed of the bart bond or passing the sales
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tax thank you very much for you and your study were grateful for the commitment and effort and look forward to collaborating with you in your new position in settlement best wishes from all us at the sfmta. thank you. >> thank you ms. trinkle you appreciate it. commissioner mar >> i just want to say that i should've mentioned after your remarks mr. chairman, that i want to thank you for the amazing work you've done and the laser focus on transportation improving transportation not just in our city the long-range view and then even from the views of people from the mpc and the association of bay area governments i think the anticipation you will be a strong champion for transportation not just for our city but the whole region and the state. i'm looking forward to your leadership at a level. he was thank you commissioner. >> thank you committed any public comment on item 3 seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> this is an information
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item. item number four >> item 4, approval the minutes of the october 25, 2016 the and action items. colleagues, any questions or comments were changes to the minutes? seeing none, any public comment on item for? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> item number five >> i apologize let's call that warned that >> commissioner avalos aye breed aye campos absent cohen aye farrell absent kim absent mar aye peskin absent tang aye weiner aye yee aye. the minutes are approved. >> item number five. >> item 5, except the audit report for the fiscal year ended june 30 26. this is an action item. >> colleagues any questions or comments bequest seeing none, any public comment on item 5?
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seeing none, my apologize commissioner yee >> just a real quick comment. congratulations to the team for having bequest this is not have and to organizations and it's nice to see that it was basically everything was clear and clean and keep up with the good work. >> okay. did i close public comment already? >> not yet >> any public comment on item 5 seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> colleagues can we take item 5 same house, same call? without objection that will be dewatered >>[gavel] >> item number six >> item number six allocate $3,149,000 per prop k funds and appropriate 100,000 and prop k funds subject to the cash flow distribution schedules and commit to allocate $325,000 and
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prop k funds. action item >> commissioner yee was that from before? >> commissioner yee >> i'm just curious there's a lot of items for the plan here and i need to see a timeline of any of this but i don't know if generally when we do allocations we would consider how long is this going to take. is it in here somewhere? i did not notice it. >> to the jury commissioner yee the schedules are usually in the proposition k allocation form. there is an a to elaborate. >> so you don't have a general list? with a look through individually? >> supervisor, commissioner yee through the chair, the overall schedule for the entire group of traffic calming measures shows implementation
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to be complete by december of 2019. however there are 11 or more plans that are being implanted with this funding request that are in various different states of planning, design, or going into constructing what we can do is find out specifically what the schedule is for the traffic calming area wide plan and get up to your office. i believe the schedule by plan is broken down in these materials. it's the overall schedule for the project we will get back to your office >> yes. that would be really useful could my constituents are always asking when that's going to happen. thank you. >> okay. seeing no other questions any public comment on items six? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> colleagues can we take that item 6 same house, same call? without objection that will be dewatered >>[gavel] >> item number seven >> item number seven introduction of new items >> colleagues, any
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introduction today? seeing none, any public comment on items seven? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> this is an information item. item number eight >> item 8, general public comment >> please come four >> thank you good morning. the good way for national management [inaudible]answer will just get our peoples destiny our peoples wisdom are people's passion national leaders should apply the public way of peace and harmony to fight for the well-being of all people. [inaudible] having good cultivation of virtues. [inaudible] array teaching to educate people to build the integrity of the holy way and in our society. that is not just the outright destiny but one cell. those are the all right [inaudible] for our
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people. for the promotion of mercy [inaudible] close to the people and to renew the people with improved accomplishments of holy birches. one is also responsible for the promotion of true principles strict disciplines [inaudible] when will lead us out of also to follow laws of good discipline as good citizens of the nation. thank you >> any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> item number nine >> item 9, adjournment >> we are adjourned. thank you. >>[gavel] >>[adjournment] >> >> >>
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>> all right. good afternoon, everyone and welcome to the to the personnel meeting of the wednesday, november 30, 2016, i'm katie tang the vice chair and we're waiting for commissioner wiener and to my left is commissioner mar and steve and thank you phil jackson and leo mr. clerk, any announcements? >> no anonymous. >> roll call commissioner mar commissioner tang commissioner wiener is absent we have quorum item 2 please approval of the minutes of the december '40 meeting an action
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item. >> i move the approval of minutes why not public comment first on the minutes and seeing none, we'll close public comment is closed. and commissioner mar has made a motion to adopt the minutes and i guess we'll do a roll call vote commissioner mar commissioner tang p commissioner wiener is absent the minutes are approved thank you very much call items three and four together. >> i think item 3. >> i'm sorry item 3. >> recognize of the agency reorganization and job reclassification an action item. >> we have cynthia. >> deputy director for finance this is in relation to the reorganization for the transportation authority you may recall back in 2014 we came before in committee and asked for additional positions at a point we are that designated as
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a separate agency and we would come back in the future to ask for additional positions we may need to conduct operations for the agency after that approximately a year ago we contracted with a girl called h m tv they specialize in getting agencies like the ta in a startup role for tolling proclamations wisp wrapping up tow operation for riverside county they will they'll be starting collections and asked for an assessment of whether or not how the ta was ready for operations for to me wee they were used u using agencies occ as benchmark agencies as part of their assessment i'd like to
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call eric up to the podium to walk you through the results from h m tv analysis. >> thank you very much eric droopy have a real consensus presentation you can get and better feel for what we're dealing with now as the treasure island management agency and the aspects of the agency we collectively manage i'm going to start first, by just may be difficult to see what is in our organization chart has the executive director at the top level the chief deputy and the coordinating deputy director levels in that regard just for a quick refresher in terms of of the overall organization we have in
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place so i'm going to go ahead and talk about the revised structure as a relates to the addressing the components on the screen the aspects of the program we need to deal with first and foremost one of the more important things the toll collection has part of management tolling was mandated and ushering the logics and with the authority and caltrans to make sure we are installing and operating a tolling system is critical to this effort like a build out to $203,041,000,000 it is quite a bit of revenue we'll be tracking and other revenues
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going to be in play parking approximately $7.2 million as well as transit and an international part of congestion management plan to establish ferry service the developer will build a ferry terminal we need to work with the water emergency transportation agency go ahead and execute and purchase the appropriate vessels and get into the weeds and getting that up and you operated the target date for operating the ferry system is 2022 for the toll collection the target date to operate and flip on the switch will be 2019 there are other components that need to be dealt with parking management excited to talk about
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shuttle serve on the island so a new cleaver is specialized expertise working with the public and private sector currently no east bay transit services to the island this is part of island coordinating with the agency as a one executing a memorandum of agreement for starting the tolling in the 2019 area be numerous transit path and being able and all island tdm island services to be led by the department the principle planner richard and looking at affordability in a senate program and finally when it comes to tolling a fast track for a service center coordination with the egress and ingress to the toll bridge by
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way of the off and on ramps and opened will be a major point of the tolling when we approach that area there. >> in working with our consultant we came up with a recommendations staffing approach first of all, to make sure we were flexible as to the point we could urban design with the existing staff eliminating the staff on date to make sure we implement and good afternoon project managers with specific tasks that is required as and o we move forward with the program the first time with an operating agency that's a different hat from the prior experience with the transportation authority efforts we'll go ahead and require some motivation of
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different resources there are numerous agreement as you imagine that need to be executed with the agencies so our stout process to crack for services if we don't have the experience when the level of efforts requires not in house staffing it make sense. >> and then finally this may be difficult to read i apologize but in essence the thought process for the treasure island mobility agency some of the core functions under the capital projects the delivery group the group that i'm the deputy in charge of the thought process the support from the other divisions to help and support all the efforts and that's in essence a snapshot of the operations in the darker color
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newer function operations and then finally as indicated in the packet there will be a need for specific and this is even i'm sorry this is more detailed drilled down anything that is dark print is in essence new in that regard anything in light print with the capital projects group that we have to date the capital projects stays the same with additions and all the systems of technology that is required to support this effort those are in essence new types of functional operations that capital projects will undertake our ambulance is to go ahead and fill and get the appropriate experience in particular to make
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sure that we hire in essence what we're designating as a manager a job description and what we're calling a tim the technology guru from the technology stand point to make sure we are getting people involved in the back office tolling side of the house our proposed reorganization are a program manager and assistant manager but to the types of support business and financial tracking for the new revenue that needs to be accounted for cost and revenue and need to also go ahead and advance our communication to make sure the
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appropriate meg is there for everyone on the island to understand the options as it relates to transit and the tolling proclamations when things can be schedule properly and make sure that someone will deal with the public in that regard and senior program analyst will be a combination working with and supporting program manager and the assistant manager for all the analysis that will be required as part of the program. >> we potentially will need additional resources of human resources for procurement contract need to work out the details with the financial group and i'm going to i'm going to turn it over to cynthia she can discuss in essence the fiscal
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impact. >> thank you eric now eric has gone over 5 positions we would like to add to the organization there is a request here to reclarify two current positions you have each a copy of our current chart request the proposed classifications - to a senior program analyst and planner and this is an increase of 39 thousand plus dollars get into the weeds each fiscal year the 5 are positions that will be incrementally brought on in 5 years for the operation we are
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looking in total of if we had all 56 positions up and going we'll look at a million dollars increase in staff costs in terms of funding the two positions that are reclassed will be prop k position the other 5 positions with actually will be funded request tim tolling funds opportunity with a memorandum of agreement with tida and grants with the staffing like the communications society with the senior planner and we also anticipate utilizing some prop k fund for the positions with that, eric and i are happy to answer any questions. >> thank you colleagues, any questions. >> okay. seeing none on item 3
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is there - any additional presentation okay. great any public comment on item 3. >> seeing none, public comment is closed. and a motion on or call the roll. >> please call the roll. >> on item 3 commissioner mar commissioner tang commissioner wiener. >> the item is approved. >> okay. and colleagues if i may can we go back to item 2 and vote on that can i have a motion to rescind the vote. >> second. >> without objection we'll take that to rescind and please call the roll. >> all right. same house, same call? >> same house, same call? without objection that will be the order. okay do we call 4 and 5 together but only go into closed session on
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item 4. >> call. >> public employee and approval for the executive director performances for 2017 and item 5 recommended amending the existing employment agreement for the executive director for 2017 action items. >> okay ms. chang. >> yes. >> we immediately go into closed session. >> we don't hear - we'll need a few minutes to get little room together. >> we don't take - no one is here but we'll take public comment when that everyone is out. >> commissioner tang. >> part of my decision is has to do with with the offerings on the moving forward are we're going to have a conversation but all in closed session.
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>> but all in closed session oh, okay. he throughout the director was going to speak to her comments accomplishments. >> we did not. >> i think in the scope of the agenda items to have it i mean - if it is a brief rae cap of for the benefit of the public. >> that would be that would be helpful thank you. >> good afternoon chair mar tilly chang thank you for the opportunity to present a review of accomplishments my accomplishment thank you to the tenant/landlord you should have in your packet a memoranda for
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the offens objectives and the attachment 2 and my memorandum of a list of accomplishments but have things i want to summarize for you the proposed for 2015 will be the last item it was a fantastic year of the transportation authority we were busy throughout the year again through zooming out the proposed obviously in the 7 goal areas of the transportation authority had established in 2014 actually advancing the colloquy work program and promoting efficiency in conferring more importantly collaboration with our community
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at large and providing leadership and building awareness of the transportation authority program and opportunities this is opportunities as well as agency and staff development can we have the slides please establishment in 2014 and remained in pa place the list of accomplishment begin in attachment 2 and respond to the objectives you approved for me in 2015 that's attachment one negative impact each of the areas and 7 we were able to meet or steady those oufshz in terms of the key work program areas we broke down that program into 3 functional areas planning funding and delivery pursue the planning and funding
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are the core functions of the project delivery we began to ramp up excuse the pun with the wedding rams but for the funding we administrative code over 8 hundred and 50 thousand with the prop k with the sales tax from programming to the planning and allocation as well as the oversight and reporting we've also were able to advance the work to seek the revenues and get the approval not always successful with the prop j but did ground work and in fact, we're very happy to see the bart program approved and worked hard with the local measure and the regional measure i'm hopefully
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in 2018 and supporter vote not sure we wanted your feedback for the items new year but i'm prep to have a group to better understand what the voters are trying to relate to us we have a sense of it with the outcome of november election but in greater detail regarding the new revenues and go back in 2018 theoretically with the regional measure 3 on the bridge toll with the counties working in collaboration. >> sporting the regional planning is a huge we've adopted with our support thank you to chair wiener and commissioner mar on increasing abag that was
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a big effort this year we were able to get all of the objectives met in that project in terms of actually making them eligible and maintaining the projects through as a region not fully to meet our objectives especially with fundamental with the metrics with the planned area and continuing to work with other regional agencies on the action plan that the region adopted one thing we were not able to do. >> commissioner mar. >> i want to thank you for spending the time on the regional planning committee i think your voice in the leadership you provided there and many of the members on the committee really it is valuable inside point of view you bring to that. >> thank you it was my honor to serve on that with you and others in the region now, one
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thing we were not able to moot with the transportation authority was the funding of the vehicles we'll continue to work on the project with the regional partners and to keep moving forward on the downtown exception with the area region and a number of other objectives in the transbay area regionally we spent a lot of effort and established a nice working partnership with the santa clara and this is looking at whether an hov car lane on the transit side in the transbay corridor we move forward with the mtc and bart with the planning department and caltrans and meeting to on the study so again, our emphasis is as agencies to really spearhead and
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coordinate that to the east bay transbay corridor moving on existing plans as well as creating new ones regarding the long term and finally in this category of regional planning we're excited to launch our initiative program you as other methods and marketing strategies to engagement bart rider and encourage them to shift their travel in non-peak travel hours in the inn bound in the morning and out bound in the afternoon bart has the second part of program funded in part by bart and the better highways administration and in the sector their effected by the pro tem results moving to the project delivery west side ramp project was a
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tremendous milestone for the agency led by our capital project and the entire agency helped to prepare that over many, many years and generations dating back to 2007 with the newsom's administration with the support of the leadership owing that and very much appreciate the confidence of the city and state and tida to develop the west side and the east side ramp this year as part of that celebration we were able to support opening of the bike touched down the to the yerba buena island and vista to point and to come in the early part of 2017 now the neighborhood transportation improvement program a program you'll recall was implemented by
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the quality funding in the county wide plan the neighborhood transportation needs to be geographic and in the pipelines across the city we wanted to move up on the recommendations to launch in two areas the neighborhood transportation planning and canal project program with the arresting gull and bike projects but really, truly excited to see a lot of these take off multiply things funded by prop k and led by the planning department and the mta as well as ourselves and the other by the way, equity program by the s p analysis was be able to make progress and finally advancing the program we
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appreciate you in the treasure island adapted the policy and putting forth an importance guidance to have a great foundation on which to develop that toll policy and although we were only short listed and not win the city grant we're grateful to receive a followup grant the lovingly million dollars advanced technology grant eric mention will help to fund the toll system and the shuttle demonstration project on treasure island moving to the next slide here additional work program and accomplishments we didn't anticipate those are additional work projects were not called out but during the course of the year with the parking study lead by a michael
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from the staff utilizing existing capacity and moving to use technology and pricing to further approve the utilization of parking and west side hub this was supervisor tang asked for this report we delivered in the earlier part of year leads to other rerouting the study and the lines thank you for that leadership commissioner tang and subway division thank you for that assignment chair wiener and partners are bart and candidates moving forward to that's an author of our long-range project with the city connect sf i'll talk it that in a minute in terms of the other alamany and
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late night and the hub study fanatically and challenging assignments given to us in the partnership agencies and delivered on time and good results advances caltrans electrical stations mo' magic to another category of oversight and delivery this is something that anticipated but i think we're not sure how far to get terms of the circulates and high speed rail we wereably to make a lot of progress together with our partners approving supplemental agreement with caltrain to do more robust oversight the lessons from caltrain and even
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central subway we're funded and see the end in sight of the delivery of caltrain with an aging project conducting oversight continues on the central subway and those protocols are similar and based on the effectiveness of the oversight approach with the sfmta we are forged similar relationships and protocols for central subway and south van ness bart brt brt that will be a bit of a challenge in the next couple of years but doing a lot of work with sfmta and the business and the corridors to make as is workable as possible and we're excited to see rainy-day funds surpass in 2019 and again, a shout out thank you to the deputy director finance cynthia thank you. appreciate the comments from supervisor yee
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beyond any doubt and recognizing that work and the intentions the double a plus rating this year we don't have a firm 100 percent plan yet but anticipate that maybe the year we go out to capital market value to take up the longer than term bonds with the mta and may need to trigger you know our first bonding in the coming calendar year and the second category the providing support in the project reporting - excuse me - okay in terms of the broad support i'm eager to hear our feedback we work hard to even work effectively to support you in our roles on the ta as well as on treasure island and all our regional roles you play on the
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mtc and abag and to the bart colleagues, we met to coordinate this important year for bart and be able to also hoping respond to the request we've gone over the s r and looking at the transportation study and report to the board later this month as well as a host of other neighborhood transportation projects moving to efficiency and conferri customer service we've continuing improving our systems and computer and technology systems to help us to track the projects from a to z from the close out and this about benefit not only our sponsors and your internal managers but also the same database that powers the
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external facing my street sf but members of the public that will benefit they're using it we see the clicks of that tool so minute in the community can pop-in our address ron on my street.com and see the projects that are funded and not completely and the ones funded and ongoing and the ones programmed in next slide, please we've seen people use this tool to contact project sponsors when they want to see the project and the this how much the project costs and the status and the contact person for this project we've got a lot more work to do we want to streamline you prop k you'll see in my proposed oufshz for 2017 we want to streamline not only the prop k to put that on line and the partners from the bart or public works or mta
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they can do an online form that is more automated and accurate instead of having a manual q and a but we also want to look at our memoranda and make sure they're the most of the helpful and efficient and clear to understand what is it that the action we are seeing each month we come to you with the memoranda and documentation so - >> moving to the fourth area of the partner agency i've referred to some of those the connect sf an initiative of the core agencies you've heard about that thank you chair tilly chang and this is the idea we would like to vision our long term transportation system with the subway parts of taking that piece off and followed by the
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the transportation plan of the 2017-2018 this will be wanted to corridor with the measure 3 and the completion of the next planned area update we've talked about the 101 corridor and the 101 corridor for the freeway side and the rail side with the high speed rail and there the work this year and going to there focused on the rail yard and this is led by the planning department as the reading about it and had a hearing as well with the tenant/landlord this year really an important study for the in terms of the might - to continue to stay in line for federal funds for the dtx and
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bring to the transbay terminal on the transportation to demand management those are sort of sorry kind of transportation to demand management, of course, the category of lower cost very cost effective treats of transportation system to help to move us toward the sustainable with the walking and biking and transit performances we rely on cars particularly private vehicles and we're doing that in many ways just yesterday had a hearing thank you chair mar at the land use committee on the ordinance and we have accomplished with the passage of two components of the transportation sustainability program that is a large program of the tdm with the sustainability fee and the change in the ceqa measures over from the level of service to the
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more consistent measure of vehicle miles traveled with the transit first policy again, a very large somewhat - complex area but ultimately important so we can be a as cost effective with the transit first plan and policies in the city it was a very big year for that project. >> sorry for skipping too far head with the leadership at the state level an exciting year we had the first c m g david chiu was able to pass the ash 4 is the general contractor authority and initiative way to partner with the private contractor in the design phase and that design
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phase is a maximum price we feel comfortable we can move into the phase that saves time and leverages the expertise in those phases and something that can be used and the sfmta is using on the van ness as we speak so we were keen given the complexity of the piece side ramps to tap into that delivery method we are grateful to david chiu for objecting that legislation and on the implementations it is something that will this year we were able to continue to advocate for bart and muni was for example, to get the 42 grant from the expanding and our
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agency provided important analytical information from the federal government. >> in addition you'll see in the memoranda on the state and regional our continued to press forwards on the automated speed enforcements on vision zero and hopefully new measures chair wiener will provide that but fortunately unfortunately, it didn't happen to fall but hopefully next year - wisp excited this year to expand our social media presence it had
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limits but we were mindful of the basic outreach at the grassroots level to make sure we're in touch with the partners and doing things on the ground and with the outreach when necessary and appropriate to compliment the social media but an engagement to bring in the community such as though targeted outreach to folks in the high school and community college and local universities and high school students to a fun day they shadowed several members of our agency and eric cordova brought them to the island and, of course, the engineering focus program in sfusd high school and able to lecture and bring the folks into
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state university henson cal uc berkley and cal and the institute for san jose an important generation to hone and expose them to some of the board range from a programs and policies or community engagement and engineering sciences and make sure that kids young adults are exposed to our work and engaged with us early on in their careers promoting the sdaemgd for the ongoing commitment to continue a workshop i'm excited to say we're moving forward not only on citibuild but perhaps the professional services version of citibuild as you recall citibuild is the program that
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was following the third street light rail to try to develop the building and construction trade vocational trades through the programs citibuild with the office of economic workforce development runs that program there's not been a recognition and a desire to potentially build the citibuild not only for the building trade and construction but for the professional services type of clarifications those are planned checkroom and early contracted administration types of functions and it would be nice for us to work on that we began working on that with oewd and sfmta contributed to the effort i look forward to reporting more on that next year and this is an important element i was pleased to be able to fill our deputy
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positions that were open which was jeff hobson a deputy for planning who joined us from transform that was rounded out our team and promoted amber for the deputy for programming and now with eric in place eric cordova we have joe who took modeling and technology data analysis position and then amber to report in a policy and programming we have a full team and cannot tell you how fortunate to work with the existing management team from the admin our chief deputy so we're excited we led an organizational assessment with eric recorded urban forester that began with an idea for the
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treasure island role but became a much broader exercise we talked about the prioritization of our resources we wanted to have a deeper sort of internal conversation about workplace excellence and turnover for other reasons and wanted to dive into that were we not providing the supportive environment or making sure to have advancement a matrix that a working as we move towards matrixing and that resulted in making sure wisp empowering our staff and training them to so that's resulting in a whole hoecht of actions and excited to report
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good progress and we are definitely continuing new year next year to make sure we have a workplace of excellence and finding that harder and harder for folks into the city and they're moving into the east bay we've lost folks to the east bay agencies and the private sector want to make sure we're staying as comprehensive and with that, that will conclude the accomplishments side of my report you have on our report the get into the weeds obviously i don't know if you want to pause. >> why not keep on going. >> sure. sure again those are the 7 goals we've gone over as part of our organizational the recognition of our treasure island role that has a recommendation to add a role prompting inclusive public
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engagement you'll see 8 goals for 2017 the same 7 as before and an eight one so folks at home here's the slide at home advancing the activities the top of the list to make sure that our brt are certified our san francisco transportation update for 2017 will benefit from an earlier stage of work we did this year but completed next year with the transportation paper we're working on this is some policy work we wanted to do shared mobility and the tdm and the vehicles accepting that director reiskin and i what we are doing that alcoholic doyle drive was open to the public last year again, the
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final fine thing will happen in 2017 with represented to landscaper work we're going on with the partners - we want to hire that guru to manage some of the procurements we want to do in the fall and the freeway management study will be pled to move forward with san mateo into the next phase with the board approval and supporting this downtown extension of caltrain with the rails boulevard study will be very important moment a milestone for the city and heading into the regional measure 3 approvals we hope will happen in 2018 there will be a year of 2017 of developing that expenditure program it is r will
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be a local and regional conversation and have an initiative to the treasure island as well as our internal initiative and, of course, begin to reengage on the rfp conversation i mentioned i'd like to recommend we accept the focus groups and wanted to see what they add to explanatory outcome of the measure as well as thinking about different ways to come together and identify the potential revenue measures we again try to seek the voters approval in 2018 in terms of broad support i'll speak simultaneously 4 new commissioners as well as many of you will return i'm excited to reengage and learn ways to engage everyone and bring folks
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together around transportation the regional roles that will be needed to be sort of out in january for ta leadership but also mayor ed lee and the board will need to select new representatives for the mtc the municipality and bart members a heavy agenda to get our priorities in the plan to make sure that the mtc transit core capacity will move us along with the transbay corridor and we want to provide the support to you with your vision zero commitment excuse me - the committee and the committee and making sure that our broad communication and memorandum are the most useful and efficient as they can be and promoting customer service that continues that the prop k forms and we
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call the prop k portal and certainly want to as we move into the treasure island customer service will take a on the meaning of having customers that may have particular need we want to make sure we are ready for the partner data that run the fast track from - item 4 to work collaboratively with partner agencies and going to incapsulate part 2 and the downtown extension work around the boulevard initiative and the - 5 is the prompt inclusive public engagement goal he mentioned a new goal that come out of our internal conversations was missing from
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the 7 prior goals promoting inclusive public engagement is many things to make sure our internal proclamations are not suffering from things like racial bias to make sure that our operations can be enhanced frontals in the areas of human resources and - and training to continue to do our best in the area of equal assess and really prompting the participation of small and minority owned businesses we as i mentioned are looking to reach out to the workforce on the professional services not only the professional trade side but need young adults and older workers into construction and management professions i'm excited about next year with the occ and again inclusive public engagement in
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those areas but also in our outreach making sure that our outreach is even more effective and people what about engaged without crossing the digital divide or gave me in typical methods 6 for leadership this will be any number of things from looking to the new revenues at the state and federal levels and trying to capture those by the new administration and governor jerry brown hoping to lead a state transportation funding package and the next planned implementation and we again want to contribute especially in the building an intersection of state and local that will need some exposition
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and will benefit from a scan of what others are doing in the u.s. we look forward to your feedback on that and facilitating the agency and organizational staff recommendations as i mentioned will be a continuing focus and moving towards the ability to hire some of the positions that we were able to get our recommendation that's and priority and integrating the management system and promoting even more of the ability to have online and efficient systems will be part of this progress and finally with the external and internal limitations will be the initiative of the communications plan one of the outreaches of the assessment and this enensues at the agency
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level and the sub agency level and developing. >> community approach and capacity not sure we'll be able to deliver a relations now but the goal over several years to ramp up our ability for a community engagement and separate and apart from any particular project so 82 thank you for your time i hope that was a i'll have overall of the objectives for 2017. >> thank you commissioner tang. >> thank you. i absolutely think that was helpful we're talking about the upcoming item i'm sure there are other things with we'll think of but this is good for moving forward what we've been able to accomplish so far one of the questions that
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was included for upcoming objectives for 2017 the opening the geary brt. >> so i don't want to get into a lengthy conversation but given where we are at the structure and turnover on the board we want to know where you see that going. >> yes. yes. >> early 2017. >> very, very that's a great question we've been in communication more recently on this because of the we are heading into that finish line earlier this year our goal to bring that approval action forward to this body in the fall we related heavily excuse me - on the federal transit administration we could document our project response to comments moving back to last year, we did a draft document and get feedback from the public and
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there the summer and spring and as we documented that from the faa they would be willing to have us do an errata format in the fall the guidance they gave us alternative advise to see more fully documentation of that back and forth with the community and the ultimate outcome we achieved many we were able to resolve blake the webster bridge in japantown similar is an idea of the cook from local stops the want to keep or in the area of some gas station businesses for example, we were able to really work on the parking loss and we were able to minimize but 20 percent
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unfortunately, the way we documented it was the more sort of streamlined way and it turned out because of those ongoing xhufksz and we introduced some vision zero pedestrian safety feature that was a new scope we added a couple of dozen obnoxiously or bulks or crosswalks it changed how we should document the changes and unfortunately, we got it rather late in the september, october timeframe so more recently, we looked at ways for the giensz and one idea that seems to have taken hold is that their comfort within the city attorney advice us to separate our documents into two pieces you'll see potentially the brt, the geary
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brt document come to a form if the eir for local approval and gives us time to in the coming months to respond to the document on a separate track the approval item for the geary bart for this body it to come to this body in 6 to 8 years and will be grateful that's what i'm hearing from the board they wish to take action, an the documents given here we are in the thanksgiving period we're working on a schedule we'll bring that to you in eight hundred 2017 before several of you term out. >> thank you for that update. >> commissioner mar. >> can i ask splitting it 20 in two the bart certification of the bayshore and could be happening in 2017 by this body and that would be still
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consistent with the same content and presented in the federal document because of the formulating requirements we'll more time to do that. >> thank you very much. >> sure. >> it's time to go into closed session i need a motion to do that. >> yeah. >> no, we don't? okay for the agenda we will not move into closed session limited to item number 4we'll call 4 >> okay. we are we're back in open session. we conducted a closed session we discussed contract extension and terms for the director and we
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well, now report out ms. wong do a report out i'll affirm. >> mr. chair should i first give the rating that we. >> so why not do that first, we each of us went through the ratings on the various performance categories and we provided a rating that is between outstanding and exceptionally good this is a a rating of last year with that we did azusa various terms we'll hear those and then entertain public comment. >> this is recommending the annual compensation for the annual director for 2017 to
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extend the contract for 3 years with an increase of 4.5 percent there's a clause for termination without good caused by an employee for good reason a term of 6 months we want to remedy the 9 months another term of relocation a $10,000 allowance only a portion has been spent and the recommendation to have that over to 3 years and the next term adding a 15 thousand salary budget to the current agreement those are the. >> over the course of 3 years. >> those are the recommendations of the committee before we take formal action open up for public comment i see ms. tilly chang.
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>> thank you. i really appreciate that wonderful recommendations i really failed to thank you for your support and guidance throughout the past year it's been a tremendous honor your support made us feel your support has westbound administratively to all of us and your recommendation and your reorganization of our performance collectively. >> thank you for your work. >> is there any public comment on items four and five. >> seeing none, public comment is closed. and then we - for items - now tefrmgz of forwarding this is the 4 and 5 or just -
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>> (inaudible). >> okay so on item 4 again forwarding it to the be full authority yes same house, same call? that will be the order. item 5 forwarding it to the full authority with a recommendation same house, same call? without objection that will be the order. and item 6. >> item 6 instruction for new items. >> instructions seeing none, any public comment on items 6 seeing none, public comment is closed. informational item and item 7. >> general public comment. >> any general public comment seeing none, public comment is closed. and item 8. >> item 8 adjournment
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we're adjourned thank you. >> >> we broke ground in december of last year. we broke ground
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the day after sandy hook connecticut and had a moment of silence here. it's really great to see the silence that we experienced then and we've experienced over the years in this playground is now filled with these voices. >> 321, okay. [ applause ] >> the park was kind of bleak. it was scary and over grown. we started to help maclaren park when we found there wasn't any money in the bond for this park maclaren. we spent time for funding. it was expensive to raise money for this and there were a lot of delays. a lot of it was just the mural, the sprinklers and we didn't have any grass. it was that bad. we worked on
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sprinkler heads and grass and we fixed everything. we worked hard collecting everything. we had about 400 group members. every a little bit helped and now the park is busy all week. there is people with kids using the park and using strollers and now it's safer by utilizing it. >> maclaren park being the largest second park one of the best kept secrets. what's exciting about this activation in particular is that it's the first of many. it's also representation of our city coming together but not only on the bureaucratic side of things. but also our neighbors, neighbors helped this happen. we are thrilled that today we are seeing the fruition of all that work in this city's open space.
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>> when we got involved with this park there was a broken swing set and half of -- for me, one thing i really like to point out to other groups is that when you are competing for funding in a hole on the ground, you need to articulate what you need for your park. i always point as this sight as a model for other communities. >> i hope we continue to work on the other empty pits that are here. there are still a lot of areas that need help at maclaren park. we hope grants and money will be available to continue to improve this park to make it shine. it's a really hidden jewel. a lot of people don't know it's here.
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was asked to do is water system 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
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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 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
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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 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.
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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.
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>> well, good morning and thank you for being here i'm tom the director of the office of economic workforce development for city of san francisco we're here to launch shop and dine in the 49 the 3 and 4 manual campaign focused on supporting and driving the local businesses to san francisco restaurants retailers and office spaces now for the holiday season is shopping local is important a shift in one percent pending in san francisco generated one thing million dollar of economic 2i689 one hundred million dollars we're here today and assembly hall owned by ron and trisha and they're joined by their youngest employee carlo (laughter) that is rumored that mayor ed
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lee does his shopping here but have to wait further in the program to see this is true and joined by office space leaders from the fillmore merchant community we've been hearing from scott from the small business network and a leader in the shop and dine campaign and from the owner in detail the president i believe of the fillmore association executive director of the fillmore merchant association. >> (clapping.) >> i want to acknowledge a couple of people jason from the mall a key partner about the ship and dine campaign thank you and henry the council of district merchant from the
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murmur campaign and dwight and steve adam will be joining us in a moment and here with regularly begin the small business the director of the office of the small business commission with all due respect m is passionate about shopping local mayor ed lee . >> (clapping.) >> yeah. >> thank you, todd and everyone thank you so much for coming out and helping us really get the holiday season started i was thinking about this morning how to introduce this idea and i'll start off by saying anyone from the public wish to speak on this item my mind goes crazy you have moments you're lying on the couch and what if i won the litter my
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first thought 90 thousand reasons to spend all that money in san francisco if you won the litter 90 thousand businesses in san francisco more than half a small businesses literally everybody or everything you want on the earth it is in the boundary of san francisco and a lot on fillmore street and this is i couldn't just a historic street one that i really love to be on for many reasons and more and more reasons to be on this street besides it next to japantown as well that is small businesses trifle all along fillmore one of our attractive corridors in the entire city i think that love of the visitors literally come to the firm to find out what is going on i happy to be wearing a sfmade manufactured designed assembly hall tie. >> (clapping.)
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>> my wife said you need more colors so i'm looking at more than blue a little bit of red and other things i'm excited to really kickoff with our our wonderful small business leaders to shop and dine in the 49 a neat slogan for the office of economic workforce development come up with all of our business partners a shop and dine in the 49 is a true san francisco kind of made movement where we are taxi drivers all of the nets and along this street and certainly with our leader and merchants corridor you know you can get all our home fortunes in detail you wanted to do that stand in line if you want to go to the restaurant you know that is going to be a big line but you've got 13 hundred fillmore; right? and now the black bart
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going on and sheb basis lounge and all kinds of tastes the new ones i think a year ago todd we helped y sons get in a jewish delhi they were victims of the fire in the mission a couple of years ago and able to relocate here you look at all the varieties why not spend all your monies on holidays in buying your friends and families gifts along the corridors in the city and also cobras of restaurants that i named and more throughout the city i know our home restaurant association is here and making sure we pay attention to that i want to make a big plug that you really can do all of our shopping for all your friends and family in the city of san
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francisco and have great quality products i often get a lot of visitors and more and more from china who in their mandrin are asking me and my wife where to get san francisco made products you think those groups are shopping for did europe brand no schnauzer wanting to find san francisco made products that brand name if it is a made in san francisco that is a high quality from international visitors so a reason why this is happening and more and more if you go to our local manufacturers inch done whether debar times or accessibility mike 2kw50ig9 is really excited about or local sincerely ethics i'm exist for the holiday season and you don't center to go online but you locally online
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for this as well and pick up within san francisco so i'm excited for the holiday season excited for if anyone wins the loiter you know you remember where to spend it; right? >> because we need it tax base in the course anything happens i'm proud to interest the champion because people will be satisfied with the things they purchase and the supports, of course, along with shopping and supporting our small businesses is the incredible thence e temples of thousand of workers we'll be supporting as well because we have deliberately raised the minimum wage but all the small businesses were saying okay let's make sure the city supports us it works it is an entire eco system that we created where we can help the workforce with a higher wage and help the families and also do
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our share to make sure we support all the small businesses you'll find me eating and shopping and diane in the local businesses i need to visit every corridor through the holidays and greet the families that are here to get our port as well so everybody let's shop and dine in the 49 and make that more than real let's get the products we all know is high quality made designed and manufacture in san francisco thank you. >> (clapping.) >> so shop and dine in the 49 coming together with shops small is a partnership between government but particularly the community and the small business community we have got scott the tireless advocate and want to welcome him to say a few words scott. >> thank you and chris and ron
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thank you for having me. san francisco it is special place what makes it special it's neighborhoods and the neighborhoods characteristic of the neighborhoods to a large degree is determined by the small businesses in those neighborhoods when you shop small in the neighborhoods your preserving those neighborhoods and what you love about the city san francisco has over 50 percent of the employees are in small businesses as the mayor said one hundred million dollars one percent will be raised if the - they receive one hundred billion dollars more in sales $10.57 jobs ceded it is incredible the strength and the attitude towards small businesses to work with their
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neighbors one of the key things about small businesses there is you're working with neighbors and that's really important so i just want to thank everybody for being here and shop during the holiday and preserve the neighborhoods of our city and preserving the tax for fire and other things as well as jobs thank you for being here. >> (clapping.) >> as i mentioned we're here another assembly hall with ron and trisha and welcome them up to say a few words as well . >> (clapping.) >> hi, everybody thank you for being here. my name is trish this is my daughter harlow and along with my husband and owners of the small business assembly hall we wanted to thank mayor ed lee for giving us this opportunity to host and launch shop and dine in
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the 49 ron. >> yes. we are definitely honored and humbled and thank you to be here this is a humbling experience we never thought that would be a huge impact we've had the shop for 5 years with the challenges it was accepted with focus on the latter obviously but what made us strong number one finding the local brands and supporting the local brands in san francisco or the bayview the jacket i'm wearing the bow tie and i shirt are available at the shop the other things we have a lot of the products that is quality creativity manship and affordable prides in addition one thing we want to focus on yes. the business transaction
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makes us keep the lights on and the inventories but the human transaction that kept us going we wanted to make sure we know emily murase whether our name or if you're vooifrt we found that important to getting to know our customers and b know about that point of view and a couple of things being at the shop for 5 years has propelled us in the neighborhood but have involved in the community i along with others helps with the fillmore association and like to help to build the community and bring history and richness a son and daughter of filipino emigrates we are involved in the corridor in the soma we want to use this as a platform to continue to bring good products but to make an impact within the community you know we are an anchor on the block and want to be pill oversees in other neighbors in
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san francisco and lastly you know seeing everybody here coming together is just the beginning and keeping the vision of the shop and dine in the 49 is the progress and working together will be the success so let's definitely make the shop and dine in the 49 shop out and small and support local and thank you to the vendors helping us out the fillmore merchants association, the designers and the peter from blue featured artists we are showcasing and brianna and other delicious that are loma have stuff here and other shops will be opening next to us we have lob i didn't launch and not only in the neighborhood we like to spread our wings in the sunset is donating their coffee you can make everything work within range and within reason with
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that, thank you for being here. for shopping small and supporting local and enjoy our day. >> (clapping.) >> i also you know everyone is mentioning we're in the button fillmore i want to bring up the executive director of the fillmore association. >> good morning and thank you for being here. mayor ed lee we're honored to have you here an honor and to see a lot of the merchants and the friends on the street we're happy to be a launch point for this huge vented i'm the owner of zinc details we've been in existence for 25 years and still happy to be mart of the community here. >> (clapping.) >> thank you very much and throughout those years we've
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always supported low and behold artists and had an exhibition this saturday for small businesses to be working at a modern marketplace so i welcome all you visit a biproduct of business my parents have a grocery in the mission i'm a back of the store kid (laughter). >> and as a matter of fact all of my family members are in the small business community i want to talk about the streets we're proud of the history that is on the street the fillmore merchant is celebrating it's one and 10 anniversary now after the 1906 san francisco earthquake. >> (clapping.) >> - after the 1906 san francisco earthquake when the rest of the city was in ruins fillmore was the only viable commercial street in the city
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one of the only viable merchant on the streets and that's why merchant and gntdz from all over the world came to make that what it is today, we're proud of the history pursue today, there are boundary from jackson all the way to eddy and over 200 hrnts on the street and half of them are still small business so that's something we're proud of now, one final thing i want to bring up is along with some members from the san francisco council district the merchants association we've been working on shopping sweepstakes called november to remember an awesome campaign take a self-i didn't posted with a local merchant you like and post it to our website and win the first prices a 3
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thousand there's electrical bicycle from the shop on fillmore and second pricing prices a $2,500 gift certify and $1,200 of restaurant gift certifies all over san francisco current i didn't have golden gate restaurant association thank you and again, i want to say how proud you being here and thank you, again. >> (clapping.) >> finally, i want to welcome mark to our program. >> good morning. i'm mark integrity president of the small business commission and the founder of sfmade i want to stress the most direct and immediate investment we can make in our local communities and the city and county of san francisco is to buy local buy from our local merchant and independent merchants and sfmade goods and all of that value goes back into
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our economy directly both nevertheless of wages and taxed that's all good for all of us thank you for being here. out today and shop local. >> (clapping.) >> all right. that wraps up our podium everyone is required to go into assembly hall and buy lots and lots of stuff and mayor ed lee will be doing that and thank you very muchspeedo
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