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please help me welcome seven hundred and 50 americans. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> she wants to be part of the country and vote so much puppy. >> you know excited and as i said it is a long process i think that needs to be finally recognized to be integrated that is basically, the type of that i see myself being part of. >> out of everybody on tv and the news he felt that is necessary to be part of community in that way i can do so many things but my voice
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wouldn't count as it counts now. >> it's everybody i hoped for a bunch of opportunities demographics and as you can see yourself there's a good life for everyone. >> that's why. >> you have people from all the walks that life and they're standing in water 8 hours to be an american citizen and contribute to the city and that's really what makes this
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worthwhile. >> ♪ ♪ women's network for a sustainable future . >> san francisco streets and puffs make up 25 percent of cities e city's land area more than all the parks combined they're far two wide and have large flight area the pavement to parks is to test the variants by ininexpensive changing did new open spaces the city made up of streets in you think about the potential of having this space for a purpose
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it is demands for the best for bikes and families to gather. >> through a collaborative effort with the department we the public works and the municipal transportation agency pavement to parks is bringing initiative ideas to our streets. >> so the face of the street is the core of our program we have in the public right-of-way meaning streets that can have areas perpetrated for something else. >> i'm here with john francis pavement to parks manager and this parklet on van ness street first of all, what is a parklet and part of pavement to parks program basically an expense of the walk in a public realm for people to hang anti nor a urban acceptable space for people to use.
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>> parklets sponsors have to apply to be considered for the program but they come to us you know saying we want to do this and create a new space on our street it is a community driven program. >> the program goes beyond just parklets vacant lots and other spaces are converted we're here at playland on 43 this is place is cool with loots things to do and plenty of space to play so we came up with that idea to revitalizations this underutilized yard by going to the community and what they said want to see here we saw that everybody wants to see everything to we want this to be a space for everyone.
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>> yeah. >> we partnered with the pavement to parks program and so we had the contract for building 236 blot community garden it start with a lot of jacuzzi hammers and bulldozer and now the point we're planting trees and flowers we have basketball courts there is so much to do here. >> there's a very full program that they simply joy that and meet the community and friends and about be about the lighter side of city people are more engaged not just the customers. >> with the help of community pavement to parks is reimagining the potential of our student streets if you want more information visit them as the pavement to parks or contact
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pavement to parks at sfgovtv.org bayview. >> a lot discussion how residents in san francisco are displaced how businesses are displaced and there's not as much discussion how many nonprofits are displaced i think a general concern in the arts community is the testimony loss of performance spaces and venues no renderings for establishes when our lease is up you have to deal with what the market bears in terms of of rent. >> nonprofits can't afford to operate here. >> my name is bill henry the executive director of aids passage l lp provides services for people with hispanics and aids and 9 advertising that
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fight for the clients in housing insurance and migration in the last two years we negotiated a lease that saw 0 rent more than doubled. >> my name is ross the executive directors of current pulls for the last 10 years at 9 and mission we were known for the projection of sfwrath with taking art and moving both a experiment art our lease expired our rent went from 5 thousand dollars to $10,000 a most. >> and chad of the arts project pursue. >> the evolution of the orientation the focus on art education between children and patrol officer artist we offer a full range of rhythms and dance and theatre music theatre about in the last few years it is more
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and more difficult to find space for the program that we run. >> i'm the nonprofit manager for the mayor's office of economic workforce development one of the reasons why the mayor has invested in nonprofit displacement is because of the challenge and because nonprofits often commute technical assistance to understand the negotiate for a commercial lease. >> snooechlz is rob the executive director and co-founder of at the crossroads we want to reach the disconnected young people not streets of san francisco for young adults are kicked out of the services our building was sold no 2015 they let us know they'll not renew our lease the last year's the city with the nonprofit displacement litigation program held over 75
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nonprofits financial sanction and technical assistance. >> fortunate the city hesitate set aside funds for businesses facing increased rent we believable to get some relief in the form of a grant that helped us to cover the increase in rent our rent had been around $40,000 a year now $87,000 taylor's dollars a year we got a grant that covered 22 thousands of that but and came to the minnesota street project in two people that development in the better streets plan project they saved us space for a nonprofit organization national anthem and turned out the northern california fund they accepted us into the real estate program to see if we could withstand the
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stress and after the program was in full swinging skinning they brought up the litigation fund and the grants were made we applied for that we received a one thousand dollars granted and that grant allowed us to move in to the space to finish the space as we needed it to furniture is for classes the building opened on schedule on march 18, 2016 and by july we were teaching classed here. >> which we found out we were going to have to leave it was overwhelm didn't know anything about commercial real estate we suggested to a bunch of people to look at the nonprofits displacement mitigation program you have access to commercial real estate either city owned or city leased and a city lease space become available there is
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a $946,000 grant that is provided through the mayor's office of economic workforce development and that's going to go towards boulder the space covers a little bit less than half the cost it is critical. >> the purpose of the organization trust to stabilize the arts in san francisco working with local agency i go like the northern california platoon fund that helped to establish documents of our long track record of stvent and working to find the right partner with the organization of our size and budget the opportunity with the purchase of property we're sitting in the former disposal house theatre that expired 5 to 10 years ago we get to operate under the old lease and not receive a rent increase for the next 5 to 7
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years we'll renting $10,000 square feet for the next 5 to seven years we pay off the balance of the purpose of this and the cost of the renovation. >> the loophole will that is unfortunate fortunate we have buy out a reserve our organization not reduce the services found a way to send some of the reserves to be able to continue the serves we know our clients need them we were able to get relief when was needed the most as we were fortunate to arrive that he location at the time, we did in that regard the city has been - we've had tremendous support from the mayor's office of economic workforce development and apg and helped to roommate the facade of the building and complete the renovation inside
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of the building without the sport support. >> our lease is for 5 years with a 5 year onyx by the city has an 86 year lease that made that clear as long as we're doing the work we've been we should be able to stay there for decades and decades. >> the single most important thing we know that is that meaningful. >> it has been here 5 months and even better than that we could image. >> with the economic development have announced an initiative if ours is a nonprofit or know of a nonprofit looking for more resources they can go to the office of economic workforce development oewd.com slashing nonprofit and found out about the mayors nonprofit
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mitigation program and the sustainability initiative and find their information through technical assistance as much as how to get started with more fundraising or the real estate assistance and they can find my contact and reach out to me through the circles of the city through the the maus coney cen project is transformation of the convention center and it is not only addition and increased space but also a transformation of the urban neighbor around it in a positive way.
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>> 25th largest convention center in the country but the conventions are getting bigger so with this extension it is 13 largest >> we have been under construction a year and a half and set to complete the construction in 2018. it generated over $9 billion in san francisco >> 35 percent of viz #2rs coming to san francisco are coming to maus coney. >> 2500 jobs will be created. >> if we didn't do the expansion we would luce $200 million in taxes a year. the conventions they are talking about going other cities with ample [inaudible] and exhibit space and not come to san francisco. >> there is a lot of [inaudible] we are at a point now where our [inaudible]
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two halve oz the mos connie and think what we desire is one space. >> we are adding space about 200,000 space. we are connecting the two existing north and south exhibition halls that excavate under howard street to increase the largest exhibition space to 1 contig ws space over 500,000 square feet. >> the spot i'm standing in will be inside the lobby. the building will be pushed out to howard street and connected north and south above and under ground. >> when you go on the north our south side you enter into a hall that is divided into major ways >> this is public private partnership. the hotel industry [inaudible]
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splitting it up of the building. >> since we have a north and south howard street it [inaudible] to make [inaudible] >> improving the bridges to make them more accessible so go over howard street >> [inaudible] developed to look at several different proposals for a light [inaudible] to work with that bridge and the selection of the [inaudible] he is on what i think is a beautiful piece that is very animated. you will be able to see it as [inaudible] cross the bridge and can see it as a resident of san francisco looking up. there is a second bridge and this bridge replacing an existing bridge over howard street that links yerba buena gardens to a childrens playground. make a
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much larger public space as well as aplaza space that brings you up to that in a visible way. >> we worked on the playground to make it safe and invited and added more open space >> the area will be connected with the neighborhood. [inaudible] much better space for everyone. >> why is such a fundamental part [inaudible] could be thought of as columns and beams [inaudible] the areas that you walk to check in prior to [inaudible] all those activities [inaudible] opposed to [inaudible] we thought of ways to bring light into these occupied spaces including skylights and [inaudible]
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highest level of [inaudible] recycled steel. the concrete is [inaudible] >> we will be harvesting all the rain water and storm water and reusing it. >> in [inaudible] they extend down into the aquifer level of the water level which means water is being pumped out to remove the pressure and there are over 15 million gallons of water per year that maus coney center pumps out so the water is wasted. our idea is disconnect the ground water system from the [inaudible] and reuse the water and save and preserve and use it
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for [inaudible] and use it for other irrigation uses. we have excess water to fill up [inaudible] >> there will be limited traffic impact during construction >> there is a 8 month period where we have to take a lane of traffic out from howard street so we can expand the tunnel. >> we anticipate the construction to be minimal. >> [inaudible] >> make the center statef the art and much more competitive. [inaudible] >> having the space. [inaudible] underneath howard. having [inaudible] >> this is a [inaudible] worked with the residential, the merchants in the neighborhood, the non profits to make
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sure this is a vibrant area. >> even if you don't come to the convention and enjoy the public space, it is something that helps revitalize the neighborhood and bring energy to the neighborhood and more people to the neighborhood and shops and retail and shocase san francisco around the world. . >> things for joining us toy and thank you all interface council and public safety and department heads to the police commission to all those that are worked together 0 make sure our city is safe and successful for the most part let me personally
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change chief of police toney chaplin. >> (clapping.) >> tip line i didn't stepped up and led our department with grace and indirectly during a trying time for the city and worked tirelessly to move our san francisco police department forward an pathway to reform and the san francisco police department is better day then when we took the rule and acting chief for that we're all indebted to tony. >> thank you on behalf of myself and the city of san francisco the only reason i didn't thank you very much. >> as you all know this process was very comprehensive a great deal of effort in
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searching candidates with the skill setsdz and characteristics that are desired and talked about in so many communities meetings and the right experience to lead the san francisco police department the search included internal and external national as well as local about the it's my pleasure to announce the author process paid off we found a candidate that both the commission and i felt embodied what the police department needs in the police chief in william scott the deputy chief of the san francisco police department. >> deputy kind of scott a 20-year veteran of lapd during the course the last year's has under gone transforms within the department of justice
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and with the experience of managing a department taking on similar changes coupled with the progress made under 101 i didn't see leadership i be we have exponentially increased to build the 20 percent police department more quickly and effectively deputy explosive scott seen first hand not only implement a series of reforms but to transform the condition to build the community trust and create a transparent and accountable police department it to starts it's top and deputy chief is up to the task not only has scott helped to usher in reforms but has the operational and administration experience needed to keep our streets safe he's responsible for management
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and proclamations the la south bureau and responsible for managing four geographic areas and has led more than 17 hundred employees that served nearly seven hundred and plus residents in 57 mile radius i'm confident we've gained something unique in deputy exposure scott and look forward to his leadership as we move forward moderate as a city i want to thank the police commission for having the search your dedication has not gone unnoticed and our your hard work brought us this mroment and thank you all of you in public safety groups as well as our interfaced leaders you've been at the table helping us understand the need of your city
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and also listening to all the people heard impacted, and wanted our officers and our police department our city ultimate to do better our entire city i've said it before that the realize the department of justice report was not the end of the journey it is the beginning and has provided us with a road map we promised to honor and have a leader in place with the experience burglary his belt and the leadership skills to work with all the different entities involved to succeed this is a great day for the city of san francisco and want to welcome dearly and his family to it's my pleasure to introduce san francisco's next chief of the san francisco police department william scott.
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>> (clapping.) >> good morning, everybody. you first of all, i want to thank mayor ed lee for taking the steps to select me for in motion i know that process was not an easy one a lot of folks that were qualified and grateful i'm selected to lead this great city and great department i have a rule when i speak in public i try to eliminate the word i say words are about we but i know you guys want to know who i am i'll start with a little bit more before me and what you're getting in terms of who i am i brought my family with the exemption of my family my wife and son and son tyler they're the force
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i couldn't do that without them bear with me. >> and been with me throughout the journey a little bit about me, i'm from alabama and went to the city college of became i'll be brief i don't want to use up all the time when my wife and i got married we wanted to live in san francisco. >> (clapping.) >> you know it didn't work on that way immediately because la came first iconically yesterday was our anniversary of 29 years on our anniversary we ended up in san francisco to accept this job i thought that was wonderful in the making it is really a great thing.
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>> so with that, i will talk about the week. >> anything else successful police department has to successful and the office definitely and chief of police will drive about but really about we that's what i want to focus the rest of any reacts to the diverse community that make up that great city what you'll find in me the same person i've been a person had been fair and consistent and that's the same thing i like to share with the men and women of the san francisco police department because that is where the work is done one hardest parts before many process i couldn't reach out to the men and women of the san francisco police department and the men and women i'll be
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working with starting today that will change and so excited to get to know the men and women of that police department because one thing i've met a lot of police departments and within to a lot of places all around the world those who have us are dedicated we have in common we care about the community and about the service from what i see that rings true here ever departments has issues and things to work on the men and women ♪ department from everything i've heard and seen and arriving at the airport and how friendly of the officers were they didn't know me the officers i've met since i've been here have been very friends and family and impeaching when my wife and i went to lunch a couple of weeks ago we sat next to a

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