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finally, were taking stock on modifications of existing reason a reserves and rate policies. >> is that a shorter pause? . >> i'm catching up with the schedule. and keep going great. >> diving for their into program costs us go to regulatory affairs and compliance. as i think you know now this is not optional and the pc ia is a greatest threat to cca programs. it's now 29% of total generation cost. as reported we are active participants in the pci workshop group to discuss reforming the pc ia. this group report back to the cp in the spring and i can say now
that while there have been some very productive conversations i think the most important one is real learning not only from our staff but from other cca staff on the technical details. this will help us in the future. it feels like the progress is slowed, we will be hearing proposals for the recommendations over the next six weeks. we will report back to you on that. i think this work is going to inform us of what the next steps will be and whether there needs to be action. i want to mention that there are other proceedings that can also affect these cost.
these require resources and attentions at well and it's part of our growth plan. we do have a plan for this work. they also have a compliance burden with up to 60 compliance reports to numerous agencies filed yearly. they must remain in compliance and there needed to monitor and understand and prepare a report on compliance. the takeaways. we need to be engaged in these proceedings and comply with our obligations. the large number proceedings that we could be involved in means that we need to engage thoughtfully and in close coordination from other people.
include a recommendation about readiness and the staffing plan to support the growth. what i wanted to do today was provide some information on the operation like functional areas, house staff today how are operating budget compares to the other cca and the takeaways thus far. i hope this can be seen here. what this does at the most fundamental at the core of our work is a bulk energy supply. it demands forecasting, the men and supply scheduling and power markets operators. settlements credits with the l isl, and there are two components to the supply demand management, this includes things like building our load by promoting electric vehicles for example. energy efficiency and demand
drilling deeper into the golden and orange elements of this chart. the claim powered budget and staffing within the part and surprise shows the budgeted staffing. the largest number staff right now are working on program development and administration. this has resource planning and customer care caught contracts. the other golden boxes indicate program functions that are supported by the power groups. finally, the orange box represents our communication and outreach team.
so what can we expect. were looking at other organization there staffing on their budget given the program sales and this slide compares our budget and sonoma's budget and gives a sense of what our operating budget might look like as we grow. you can see the very bottom of the chart. as well as a line above it.
generally our budgets are comparable with mce and sonoma budget. and sonoma appears to operate a much leaner area than they do. are takeaways at this point in our effort are that our core function are staffed for today's scale. and they are scalable for growth. however, the application for additional resources what help and better take advantage of opportunities and to manage risk. with this in mind we have identified power contracting account managing and affairs in some areas or the medium term
increasing step coverage to our serve our settlement teams will be important especially as we had demands in an larger number of supply contracts. finally building out our customer service teams. this, so were prepared to take these functions over once existing contract is over. all this depends on our plan growth and when we attend to add new customers and revenues. i'm in a policy or >> do you have, at some point it would be useful i think we've had different versions but a timeline as to how we see this girl? my guess is that it's changing the deeper you get it?
i think that would be useful. are you talking about the phasing arena go? >> he will get to that next. any other comments or questions all the elements i've discussed are quantified in the form of projected program revenue and costs. the analysis were conducting right now of expansion. the results of this analysis will be presented at an upcoming workshop. this is we get a sense of the options that were looking at and the timing two.
we are analyzing a number of growth in our areas as this chart describes our best case is the sex the --60 kw. the first growth will be updating our 2015 in this approach. the second growth will look at max enrollment. growing and one additional phase and were looking at is that making it happen in 2018. this is the fastest scenario were looking at and all require the most sick and if vacant financial --financial resources. the work that were doing will help with the financing requirements. as we dig into this we will also share other risk associated with
this and executing on this kind of a plan. in the third growth a middle ground that brings on remaining customers in two phases. this will be faster but will allow more time for staffing, key functions like portfolio management. and this will give us more time toward dress our uncertainties. such as a solution to the efforts. it would put us in a situation were buying everything at once. but again, will be analyzing this case in presenting the results in a other workshop.
we are almost there, any questions? i am on the phasing. part of that is our rollout schedule for having a do this over time. the other part of it is the buildout program. are these merged? >> were taking of a two-step process. this will absolutely account for acquiring supplies. what we will be doing is using the best information that we have on current and future supply cost to model what the portfolio will look like and we can do sensitivities to consider different portfolios. but the real work on planning to meet a future demand will happen in that plan. which is a separate project that has commenced. were aiming to deliver that to you as well.
>> okay. i have completed the overview and the key growth excuse me the components. and the takeaways of our research today. what our next steps? we anticipate coming back to you with 1 or 2 more of these workshops and discussions. we intend to build off of the foundation that we have said in this workshop and more ultimate we will prepare and have for you the spring our growth report and a growth plan recommendations which include timelines. i will add that as part of those recommendations you may include
proposals to modify our practice --business practice policies and the areas were looking at include reserves and rates. that concludes my remarks. >> okay. >> with one exception. this is a different type of slide that was shown in the p t past, this is i gis map of the 1300 sign-ups that we've had so far. >> look like there's clustering there? >> we did have sign-ups that happen before that we did the audit enrollments. this is a cumulative today of
our sign-ups. >> it would be nice to get an update by district of four we are. if we could. >> my districts doing pretty well. and keep in mind that for two districts that have auto enrollment so, though should be heavier? >> yes, it would be a solid block. it's a lot of accounts the 70,000 accounts are in the 5 and 8 area. this is at --here it is you can see it now. >> thank you. >> i do not want to drill down to four but on the back of the house expansion the 2 or 3 year
type of relationships and i realize that mitigate that by talking about ppa's can transfer. this is an example we can take advantage of that and we still have the opportunity. the dilemma here is, yes these private relationships that help us get federal funding will help develop the researchers quickly but the committee does not own the resources down the line, it's a financial negative. it might not be a robust way to produce jobs. we have to balance how we do a quick buildout with how we create local jobs and opportunities. the vision that i don't think we have yet that i think we really need to get to is that it's not about whether it's private to
get the funding or public because of the reasons i just stated. but this has to be a financing lodge of all types of purchase and relationships. some will be like sunset reservoir where they privately get the funding and then we have an opportunity to buy it. some will be encouraging homeowners to put up solar panels and salas power through feed and incorporations. so i think that what we need from staff going forward on this and you all is to start out by focusing on the vision like the one that we have seen here. what do we want to build out and where to get san francisco to be hundred percent as much as possible local renewable energy
and then why financing components do we need. that's our creating that vision which is crucial to getting to move forward with the citywide buildout. bad thank you. mr. friede? you like to save your spot? >> thank you for the time. i would like to thank the commissioners and the staff after coming to many of these meetings. we heard some new stuff today and i want to thank you all for keeping an open mind and thinking outside the box.
looking at some new information with regard to financing without putting the power enterprise in jeopardy which is also something that we been hoping would be explored on the face i saw an article lowering their rates by 10% and that was somewhat depressed it was somewhat depressing because we were just hearing about this jeopardy situation that we can to be and where were hoping that their neck rets change put this us up above us. this may be think that we really need to reevaluate every policy and procedure and every
everything we put ourselves to be conservative. we really need to investigate the balance versus potential failure and/or lack of positive program outcomes what us in this presentation that is artie happened. that is very heartening. we look for to talking with staff about more details. >> i just wanted to point out to make it clear that, the pci a is going up. and up our rates i just want to make sure that that'll make our rates is higher than that.
>> thank your staff are doing a tremendous metalwork a very tough job but they been doing a lot of it would very changing situations. a few things that i want to bring up. a ppa process i would say the pricing is the best but that is what was needed to be done in the beginning. i think it was well worth for them to do. we should be looking at that model and also the tax credits will go away from the federal level as a fallback which is not as good as the tax credit is now. we have some options that will save us in san francisco. the other thing is talking about the policies and procedures that you have for the first phase. i agree that we should be looking at all those things.
and land-use manager. just a quick context for today's amendment that before you. this is a continuation of a project that we started in partnership with supervisor around two years ago. we're trying to engage residents and ratepayers were there at that is in front of their homes to show that small actions like removing a little bit of concrete total on the ring to soak and can have benefits. this again is an amendment to extend the existing grant for an additional year and i will provide just a little bit of context around the accomplishments. working with the supervisor's office we have removed over 6000 ft. of impervious paved over concrete. replace it with vibrant stormwater front your gardens.
that's around 75,000 gallons of storm water removed from our system. the amendment that before you will help extend this program for another year and let us work with another 20 residents in district for. with that, i will take any questions. >> when you say were removing the concrete what you mean? >> that is a volunteer-based effort. they work with the property owner they cut the concrete and is a voluntary effort, everybody comes on help and bring in the soil and plant the sidewalk gardens and the maintenance of those front yards is on the property owner.
>> the cutting the concrete breaking it down and all that is being done by friends of the urban force? >> they do some subcontractors but it's handling through friends of the urban force. i am just a comment on reluctant keeping the fact that we been having these conversations about the nonprofits and the roles and more specifically when you're talking about actually doing construction work, the work that's covered bar agreement meant and performed by the men of women that already work for the commission but for men and women that work for summer contractors under certain standards because everyone so busy we just keep missing opportunity and opportunity.
they were going to gauge into this there needs to be some additional linkages. and what i'm talking about are the human beings. the ones that we have for example going through programs at the human services agencies. and in the friends of the urban foreigners want to have two, they should be looked at for an opportunity to have a job with a nonprofit. before we continue i'm going to say that i really can't support it at this point in time. until we continue to flush out the missing pieces. i feel with men and women every day or looking for an opportunity.
>> i understand that there are and we talked about getting back to you on all the nonprofit things that we are interact with. i think some of the challenge that were facing is that the labor is sort of hitting directly title. for example the scene property, if you lease it out who is actually managing the property? we are just listening? when we look at the situation we just want to break the square of a sidewalk and plant trees or something else.
we don't really think about the labor component because were talking about how much? m this would be for 80,000 of which the concrete cutting services is a very small percentage. i do agree that we need to have a more holistic look at all of the touch points. one of the things is put all the things that were doing as a touch. directly, indirectly with the labor market so that you have a full flavor of everything that were doing and how they interact and you're right, it could be an opportunity to leverage all the things were doing not only in this area but other areas.
>> i greatly appreciate your comments. i want to be really, really crystal clear. it's not for me as for leverage and not for me about union and wage scales. the labor standard piece does. people care and he gets a conversation going because of the investment they were married making as a city the committee workforce that is a linkage that i think we can all agree on. it were not linking some of these entities because we are profiting it out. on this one piece i think that
we all invest in those young men and women that committee workforce piece. and there's just not enough there kind of not put together in the right way and we don't have the leverage. if we have one great guy whose timing out with human service and agency they were just missing the opportunity. i hope to be clear. >> i think you're clear in every opportunity that we don't take advantage is a missed opportunity. we would love to sit down and chat with you about these type of opportunities. >> also this is the last time that this particular grant can
be amended. and again it's trying to keep that were going. a lot of the volunteers and this is based on volunteer committee efforts. i would urge the commission to consider approving this amendment while we give ourselves the time to have this conversation. this program has been so successful that i expect future opportunities as well and right now just hoping to keep the current work going. >> commissioner? >> i would like to thank you for the comments and i agree. i would like to support what proportion --proposed here there is momentum right now to the young men in orlando who help
educate and help us put things on the ground. he came through a program. i don't abuse your study cancer program and he found gainful career. it's a fantastic opportunity. i would like to suggest porch allow this and move forward while we look for components to engage in the labor concrete cutting. the actual the muscle of the work done by residence. i would like to throw my support behind this. >> it's appropriate for us to have this dialogue. i am not going to ask that you
don't move it forward. >> i appreciate your comments as well and i think that the workforce development conversation is very important, not only now but in this context and in every context. as a representative from the environmental seating committee i look at this differently as well. i see it as a pulling up as m h much. so understand your concerns i would still like to put a motion on the table to move this item forward.
>> i will second. can i think we can probably do both. by moving, i think i'm committed before i send it to have a conversation to see how we can take advantage of the opportunity. we need to take advantage of these opportunities. commissioner courtney maybe we can talk off-line and use that as leverage to take advantage of this opportunity.
>> i'm confident that we will have a conversation. >> we have a lot of stuff to go. >> thank you. public comments? >> good afternoon commissioner. the program. this program is one of the most popular program and we would like to see this continue. thank you everyone. >> thank you. any other public comments?
we have a motion and a second all those in favor say i. opposed? it's a 3-one vote a1 vote and i. we will be moving into executive session. would you please read the items that will be having a close session on? >> item 16 is dedication as plaintiff 17's conference will negotiator. this is price and terms of payment. will not hear item 18 through 2 22. and item 23 is a threat to public services cities. >> thank you do have any public comment on the items to be heard in close session? c9 may have a motion so that we can assert client moved to
variety of contributions easily enjoyed look up the bay the waterfront is boosting for activities boosting over 25 visitors every year the port of san francisco manages 7 may have million dollars of waterfront from hyde street and fisherman's wharf to the cargo terminals and name shoreline the architecture like pier 70 and the ferry building is here for the embarcadero and a national treasure the port also supports 10 different maritime industries alongside with the recreational attractions making san francisco one of the most viable working waterfronts in the world but did you think that our
waterfront faces serious challenges if earthquake to damage the seawall and the embarcadero roadway rising seawalls will cause flooding at high tides and major repairs to a safe many of the piers the port is at a critically turnl point time to plan for the future of san francisco's waterfront this year the port is updating it's marts plan the plan working group to invite a wide variety of poichdz from the city and bayview and other advisory teams to share their expertise if intense and maritime operations the waterfront land use plan has guided the use and development of the lanes for the last 20 years
major physical changes take place along the waterfront and now is the time to update the waterfront plan to continue improvements that will keep our waterfront vibrate, public and resilient the biggest challenges facing the waterfront are out the site an aging seawall along the embarcadero roadway and seawalls that will rise by 21 hundred to provide and productivity of tides seawall is built over weak soils and mud the next earthquake will cause it to settle several feet without the urgent repairs that will damage the promenade and other things we've been fortunate over the last hundred years less than one foot of seawall over the next hundred years scientists say we'll have 6 feet of seawall
rise imagine the pier 30/32 will be floated, the embarcadero will be flooded our transportation system is fog to be heavy impacts unfortunately, the port didn't have the financial resources to repair all the deteriorating piers let alone the adaptations for sea level rise. >> it is clear that the port can't pay for the seawall reinforcement or deal with the sea level rise on its own needs to raise money to take care of the properties at take care of the maintenance on the properties no way absent anti funding the issues of sea level rise or the schematic conditions of seawall can be development. >> as studies talk about the seawall challenges the working group is look at the issues
please come share our ideas about recreation, pier activities, shoreline habitat, historic preservation and transportation issues and viral protection. >> we know this planning process will not have one question and one answer we need the diversity of the opinions how people feel about san francisco waterfront and want to hear all the opinions. >> the challenges call for big decisions now is the time to explore now and creative ideas to protect and preserve san francisco waterfront. >> now is the time to get involved to help to shape the future of our waterfront. >> we need the debate please come forward and engage in the process. >> this is your waterfront and this is your opportunity to get involved be part of solution help san francisco create the waterfront we want for the
future. >> this is really to dream big and i think about what our waterfront looked like for all san franciscans today and generations to come. >> get involved with the planning process that will set the fraction for what is coming at the port. >> find for in upgrading dates on the ports website. >> (ship blowing horn in distances)
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component of doing just that. we have more than 133,000 people coming by the aca. our uninsured rate has become half at a historic level have five percent. we call congress and administration of the affordable care act that have buy partisan support. we have made a commitment as mayor to stand together and pressure creational delegates. we will have a national day of mayors, healthcare providers, coverage ^ priors providers. it will be a national call and i hope all of you will have a chance to participate. mayors from across the country are uniting efforts to keep our communities
healthy and safe. during the u.s. conference a buy partisan group of the largest city mayors including myself, los angeles mayor eric garcetti, ed murdery, boston mayor all call on congress and administration to fix the country's broken immigration system and immediately begin working to the immigration reform. we call for the continuation of programs that protect the temporary status of dreamers as well as those programs that recognize the social contributions of our immigrant communities nationwide and today with the support of the board will be taken action in
the -- to protect our immigrants. this is one of the many steps we are prepared to take for our immigrant residents. and while i was in dc i officially launched lgbt discrimination. more than 50 states will apply and repeal discriminatory laws. the co-legislation act where discriminal narrow laws where thosen acted in north carolina and mississippi. the correlation works together to exam contracting and purchasing from companies in those states that continue to discriminate and model resolution and other bodies across the country. just like the millions who
marched this weekend mayors across the country stood together. thank you. very much. thank you mr. mayor. thank you for being here today. let's go to the consensus agenda. >> these items were considered to be routine. if checks and items would be severed and considered technically. please call the role in items 1 through 6. feral i super. >> supervisor kim. . >> i. >> ronin. >> i. >> supervisor. there are 11
as. and they are adopted unanimous mousily. item seven is an ordinance to order the conditional vacation public service that exist of the parks and development area in the lake measure said district subject to discuss conditions and to delegate authority to execute certain quitclaim deeds. we'll take a ^ roll-call ^ roll call vote on this one. colin. supervisor fewer. supervisor kim. >> i. >> supervisor tang. . >> i. >> supervisor she hee. >> supervisor yee.
>> i. >> supervisor ronin. supervisor breed. there are 11. the ordnance is finally passed unanimous mousily. please call items 8 through 10. to amend the business and tax regulation code to on unpaid administrative penalty and to modify the methods by which administrative citation will be self served. to amend the administration to delegate to the tax collector and taxation code to administration excess proclaims of real property. item ten is an ordnance to modify the quarterly filing and paying requirements for payroll ^ suspense expense to clarify
the requirements for obtaining filing extension and to expressly permit tax payers to apply funds. and the gross receipt tax to sub subsequent tax periods. same house same call. without objection the order nansz are passed unanimous mousily in the first reading. item 11 is an ordinance to appoint to the mayors -- of civic engagement and immigrant affairs and human rights commission pass way to citizenship and rapid response social services. supervisor fewer. >> thank you very much. i am so glad to support this appropriation today to protect
the rights of men and women and trans people. san francisco leader has taken a clear stance and we will not back away from this commitment today. thank you to mr. mayor and the many communities and organizations who we've been providing services. more and more people need representation to protect their due process especially those who are being detained. the threats from washington d.c. are coming and we don't want you to be caught off guard as people will be directly impact. now more than ever we need a united front and it is at these times that san francisco has to be united and effective in protecting human rights and civil rights. to the colleagues and mayor i look forward to working with you. i look forward to working with
all of you in the coming weeks. i hope to move forward with your support. thank you very much. thank you supervisor fewer. supervisor kim. >> thank you president breed. thank you for putting together this supplemental proposition. as we all know it's the middle of the year to ensure to fund needs in san francisco. given what we have heard no longer our president elect but the president the immigration has threats particularly to our undocumented brothers and sisters. we are funding vitally important services. we are making sure to fight for
our residence dents here in san francisco. i do have an amendment to make as a motion but the proposition to come from the general reserve so the amendment is before my colleagues today our real property transfer tax does go into the fund as well so we're just making this minor technical amendment. supervisor kim has made -- can we take the objection without objection? it passes. all right. i see no other names on the roster. can we take item number 11 same house same call as amended? the ordinance is passed unanimously. call 12 through 15. these are being four resolutions
retroactively authorizing the fire department of 25,000 from triple a, california and nevada and utah. items 13 thorsz the fire department to accept 55,000 pursuant to the final distribution. retroactively thorsz the fire department to accept an extended donation from 12,000 from the fire fund. item 15 thorsz to donate a retired pickup truck to the san francisco local 798. can we take these items same house same call. they were adopted unanimously. avalon ocean avenue for akwi station of an
easement to operate and maintain the traffic signal at the intersection of ocean avenue and bright on avenue. it's adopted unanimously. the public utilities commission pursuant to 21.15 c to repair the disparity -- with the total estimated cost not to exceed 5 90,000. without objection the resolution is adopted unanimously. to preserve 70 affordable housing units at bay side village apartment. supervisor kim. >> i just want to acknowledge some folks to make this happen.
i'm proud to -- redevelopment projects in this time it is five villages that would allow all 172 current below household rates for the rest of their residency. last year i met with a room full of these residents who are at the edge of their seats with worry written all over their faces. a lot of the upt -- but only for a certain number of years. this was previously on south beach march i in a harbor apartments as well. thanks to the hard work of our staff and most importantly the mayors housing we were able to negotiate a deal with the five village that allow these recess densz to stay in place and also
in the long-term to pamly keep a percentages of these units as permanent affordable housing here in san francisco. again, i want to recognize for reading the negotiations along with his team and also for the city one of the property owners of this site to -- everyone who is living in a below market rate in bay side village will continue to rent there based on their income. these are moderate and middle income housing in the south beach residential neighborhood and it is important to keep our neighborhood diverse but also to ensure that we're able to keep our middle class families and if i cannily seniors. there have been 210 units
removed over the last ten years. we are the second lowest in the city to district seven and we're excited to work in partnership with the city to ensure that we're protecting sm of the affordable housing units as possible. we look forward to partnering with you to keep those residents in place as well. again, congratulations to everyone. i should mention indicate and -- to make this happen and colleagues i just ask for your support today. same house, same call. without objection it's been adopted unanimously. settlement of attorneys fees coral construction ink against the city for approximate 1 point
$1.43 million. comprised with the california cushion. madame court please call the court. on item 19 super colin. supervisor fewer. >> i. >> supervisor kim. >> i. >> supervisor ronin. supervisor she hee. . >> i. >> super tang. . . >> there are ten is and one no. the ordinance passes on the first reading. next item please; to provide that in the sacramento street a medical service use whether principal
or accessory and is permitted determination and making the appropriate findings. roll-call those. on item 20 supervisor colin. supervisor feral. supervisor fewer. >> yes. >> supervisor kim. >> i. >> supervisor ronin. >> i. >> supervisor tangtang. >> supervisor tang. >> i. >> supervisor yeah. there are 11. >> student: s. passes on the first reading. item 21 is a resolution to create and require for indoor agriculture uses determination make the appropriate findings.
colleagues same house same call. supervisor kim. >> thank you our office which reached out today by some of the individuals that are impacted by the interim zoning controls and we requested and agreed to introduce an amendment in -- to change the date upon which the interim zoning control would take into affect. for the sake of clarity would propose that we change this date from november 8th to today's today actually january 24th to allow the folks that made an application for the change of agricultural use prior to the date to move forward and then moving forward on these intrim control would
take into effect. so i'm going to move forward with that amendment today to motion the change to today's date january 24th to an indoor agricultural use and that is the motion before. supervisor kim has made a motion. is there a second supervisor kim has >> i could speak to the motion but that's not why my name is on the roster. supervisor colin. >> i just want to speak to supervisor's kim motion and i hope you will honor my request at the end so this is really important that we're dealing with here. we passed prop 64 in november and, um, many localities are making decisions
for land use for cannabis. but i want to talk about the pipeline date of november 8th in the legislation it was developed based on discussionings and i'd like to see that date remain. in the next six months i would like to see an aggressive effort to develop and to shape the long-term controls regarding the indoor cultivation site so this means not only cult varieties but also the small business owners in the neighborhood. now supervisor kim is proposing a change in the november 8th pipeline. it was done on the possible outreach. we had a long conversation about this date and agreed upon november 8th which was appropriate which is when the prop 64 was passed.
it has come to my attention probably the last hour that there is a pending application in district ten for an indoor agricultural cannabis facility. i'm concerned about moving forward with these permit. so the changing of the date which trigger and allow this particular agricultural cannabis facility to move forward and we haven't done the proper work to be done with the community and on the ground. i'm asking you not to support supervisor's kim amendment. i believe the city -- safety protocols. facilities and i think that the larger community needs more time to weigh-in on this particular item and so for that reason i do not support
the amendment instead of pipeline today. these are the changeses we're dealing with the in the southeast. i need to be thoughtful about our approach. >> thank you. and before i finish the discussion here we're at 2:30 p.m. we have a number of special guests in our audience for our commendations and i want to make sure we respect their time and with that we're going to move out of this discussion and return to it after our commendation. we have a laundry list of accommodations. i will start with supervisor aaron. >> thank you, madame president. today i have the privilege to honor a woman that
has fueled localnd engagement and politics for some five decades. she's a well-known fixer and a beloved author of san francisco fyi which features a roundup of all political events or in some cases -- not that much public interest but everything was there. it has been a phenomenal undertaking and one that when the post is done without compensation but rather as a labor of love. she is one of our grand -- and after her recent declaration that she will be discontinuing the blog spot i want to recognize the special contributions that she has made. born in whittier, california, linda originally came from -- sorry for
revealing this -- but from a pronixon. and richard nixon actually delivered groceries to linda's grandparents. they watched the inauguration of john f. kennedy and that began her lifelong love with the democratic party. she's been an ambassador to those principles. she was embedded in the second wave of feminism and after reading her first issue of miss manage she sent away for information as how to join now the national organization of women. it was her membership and offered her the opportunity to first meet
phyllis lion and del martin. she received word that roe versus wade had passed. it was a defining day for her. in 1977 she volunteered and that's where she got sucked into the vortex to be elected supervisor for supervisor kim district six and later joined the women's political caucus. she campaigned for harry brit. she pushed hard for the appointment of mary morgan for judge. but it wasn't until the early 80s that i became aware of linda when she began as chair of the local san francisco party or d
triple c which we know for better or worst. to endorse in nonpartisan election something that they enjoy to this day. she's been an amazing campaign volunteer on many, many races including my own -- i had to default to that. linda post get up here. thank you for your service. thank you for everything you have done for san francisco. [applause]. >> i'm simply overwhelmed by
what aaron just said because i can't believe it was me. that's what's so wonderful about living here in san francisco. all these opportunities happened to me in san francisco. and i must admit recently i thought about leaving san francisco but after sunday, the march i decided to just keep going. [applause]. >> thank you. >> thank you. all right. supervisor. >> linda, don't forget those flowers. >> that was a nice touch
supervisor. >> okay now it's my turn. thank you so much for your service and we're glad you will be staying in san francisco. so now it's my turn to honor someone who has been an amazing leader in this great city and when i got the word that she would be stepping down from the police commission i was really saddened. she's been an incredible leader and an incredible inspiration for so many people. she led the city during a difficult time with the san francisco police department and i couldn't let her ^ walkout walk out the door and go into the night without making sure that we took this opportunity to acknowledge and thank our former police commission president to the office.
please come forward. >> [applause]. >> i'm not used to this. i couldn't just let you walk out the door. some of us remember when susie was appointed in 2012 and it was really a great appointment i think and she became president in 2014: pushing in reform and what's critical in this election of our new police chief during her time in the commission she rightfully earned an incredible reputation as someone who is a real hard worker but more importantly someone who was a
collaborator. she's been pushing for policies to reform the department ^ overall ^ over all specifically cameras and use of forms. she brought labor to the table, officer interest groups the public defenders office the fclu and community advocates. she has undoubtedly left a positive and lasting impact on our city. the thoughtful policy and meaningful engagement you have improved police accountability during a really challenging time in our history. your commitment to compromise, to collaborate and inclusiveness has helped to rebuild the bridge that between
san francisco's law enforcement and the community it services. also we will no longer have your leadership in this commission i'm thrilled that you will be lending your leadership and passion tots. therefore it is my pleasure on behalf of the san francisco board of supervisor to recognize for your work and i know that sometimes it seems like it wasn't appreciated but i want you to know that we appreciate it at the board of supervisor. so many people appreciate it and watched you from the sidelines and they may not have told you while you served on the commission but we are here to tell you now. we want to thank you for your hard work, for your dedication and countless hours for the city we know you love. thank you on
behalf of the supervisor for the commitment on the police commission and your service. we're going to miss you very much, susie. thank you. >> [applause]. >> oh. i'm sorry. before you get started i know that there are other supervisors who would like to just say a few words. supervisor tang. >> thank you so much. i'm so proud to have you here. i see your mom here. hi, mom. >> [applause]. >> i see her mom everywhere because you could tell how much
her mom has been an inspiration to her and how susie has been supportive of her three girls. i know one of them is named grace and during this time the president of the police commission you demonstrated so much grace. while being under fire and intense scrutiny but not only you but the entire commission i couldn't have thought for a better person than you. i'm glad you are going to be around in city hall. so thank you so much for your service. >> thank you supervisor tang. >> supervisor colin. >> good afternoon, everyone. susie came