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>>there was detailed information about the budget before the committee and i'm trying to take the time to take it in and make useful comments to you and i want to put on the record that i filed a complaint with the sunshine task force and here is a month later and
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we ask for information and we still didn't get it. this is one of the things that you do every year and it is due tonight and i'm trying to take that information and and i can't make a meaningful comment on that without bringing the packet in. i talked to joe and he has been helpful but i am really unhappy with anthony. i have made that clear and i want something done about that and i will speak to you one other items. >>thank you. >>anthonynext item? >>the next item is public comment >>seeing none. public comment is closed. anthony, next item please. >>the next item is item 3 the approval of the minutes of the november 15, 2016 commission on the environment meeting and this item is for discussion and action. >>commissioners do i have a motion to approve the november 14, 2016 draft minutes?do i have a second? there has been
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a motion by commissioner a >>is there any further public comment? seeing none, public comment is now closed. anthony, can we have some of those corrections incorporated
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in our minutes? >>yes. >>thank you very much. all of those in favor of approving those corrections to our minutes? all those in favor say, aye. opposed, nay. >> >> [chorus of ayes] >> the motion passes. item number four please. >>item 4 is public comment for all of those items not included one our agenda. and we have two public comment cards. >> anthony? >>good evening commissioners
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eddie young with the united defense and we are here to speak of two things and the first is oursummits report and on the third page there are a list of stakeholders and there are over 300 issues at our sustainability summit and of course, commissioner wald was there and of course there were many attendees and of course director was there herself and that was significant and from
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the air district to the ntc to the california air commission as well which leads me to the second point which is then major policy campaign which is an entirely concluded but has made significant progress over the last year and this was to identify disadvantaged communities for cap and trade funds and for workforce communities and when the original draft of the tool came out it did not include baby hunters point which was an environmental injustice in every sense of the world and again commissionerwan herself and ned they were there are
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including[inaudible] they all wrote letters and this saw a decrease to just $.60which was very small compared to the rest of the state but again that most recently on january 9 we saw the most recent iteration of this tool from 86 to 165 and that this is thanks to the efforts of the community coalition and to the mayor's office so again i just like to bring this topic of the community up tothe community and others and thank you. >>thank you very much. next speaker please.
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>>tom borden. >>hi i am tom borden and i am with the fss alliance. number one is it with the sfs list and these are for illusory and they don't mean anything and we hope that you why it get them fixed and the first is all about the video that we showed you some months ago in the springs of glen canyon and the biggest spraying occurred in glen canyon which was supposed to be spraying poison oak but instead ended up being the coyote plant and these are not only that but
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the lies that are contained in this document and it goes on to say that it is okay to spray at native plants if you do not like them and that is not necessary. i would really hope that you will look at the roles. i have marked them up some and i really cannot touch on everything with the time that i have available to me but i would really like to urge you to consider these things. like, what is a landscape renovation? is it necessary?i mean, anybody created include anything in a landscape renovation and they could be praying tier 1 insecticides. so i also wanted to mention that the eir for the natural sin ramp that was just past and in it it claims that cutting down
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865 mature trees like huge eucalyptus and cypress and monterey pine and replacing it with gases will benefit our greenhouse gas situation in california and in san francisco and meeting the local and state bills for greenhouse gases. i hope you know you can't go around the trucks and chainsaws and chip down the trees and let that decay with carbon dioxide and then plant trees and that can help with the carbon dioxide. >>[timer dings] >>thank you very much. next speaker please. >>hello i am a member of the local grassroots organization our city and i just want to speak on some of the issues that the last two speakers talked about. i want to talk about pesticides and i want to talk about district hunters
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point primarily and the last time that i spoke to one your committees in some of the documentation that i was looking at it seems like there may be more pesticide use in davies park it seems like there is more of the pesticide used on that side of the city. and, we should examine whether that has anything to do with in, or economic status or race or anything like that. thank you very much. >>thank you very much. next speaker please. >>good evening. the pesticide
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list is usually at the january meeting and i do not see this on the agenda so perhaps you could disclose what the status is of that list and of that process. thank you. >>thank you. is there any other public comment? seeing none. public comment is now closed. anthony, please read item 5. >>item 5 isthe presentation of the commission on the environment environmental service award and the sponsor is heather stephenson and this is a discussion item. >>hello my name is heather stephenson and i am very pleased to present this award to the commission and this can be easily because of our 100 and zero, and 50. goal. and, for 13 years as the executive
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director of the environmental service committee leah spent years getting people to ride bicycles on the street. her advocacy and help the environment here in san francisco. she has brought the
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number of traffic fatalities 20. when i heard about the environmental service award to honor the different organizations in san francisco to embody the work that we do the first person that came to my mind was leah. >>[timer dings] >>i guess my time is up? >>no, go ahead. >>it is my honor to present this award to yuliya. so, please come to the podium. >>[applause] >>thank you. >>thank you commissioner
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stephenson thank you commissioners and i will be very brief it is such an honor to receive this award a word from you all and you have so many passionate engaged and committed people. it has always beena treat with my time in the coalition to work on the challenges with your team. thank you for the leadershipms.
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raphael and thank you commissioners and now i will say in running these other groups i just think you for all of your hard work. i don't see this and all other cities. i mean, there are some but i guess i haven't been as creative or engaged as they are in the work that we do. the commission president laid it out well in the early part of this meeting but these are interesting times and special times and san francisco is always been a special city but i think we just have to double down in places that will keep sparking the right ideas and keep pushing the envelope and i think that you will continue to do this in the world of transportation i think that you will. so, thank you for this
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honor. >>thank you. >>[applause] >> is there anything that my fellow commissioners would like to add? yes, my fearless leader. >>commissioner stephenson when i saw who we were honoring tonight i was so excited.my predecessor used to say that san francisco is not only filled with cbo's, and ceos and cbi's but it's full of individuals. i think that is our blessing and our challenge some time. and with activism, one thing for me that's always impressive is effectiveness. how effective is that person that to bring people together
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to make long-lasting change and that is a pretty high bar to meet. and leah is one of the most effective activist that i have ever met. and she has this capacity of listening, of challenging, and then of doing. and that is a powerful, powerful combination. this commission has stepped into leah's world in many places and at many times with transportation demand management, with bike lanes, with trying to support getting people out of cars and recently with vision zero. the commission signed a resolution agreeing with leah and the others that we are not going to reach their environmental goals if people are afraid to get in their cars or their afraid to walk or they're afraid to ride a bike. and there is nothing
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more important than the work of vision zero as an environmentalist and as a worker for the public health and i think they are glad to have you and i want to express my incredible gratitude for the work that you do. >>thank you. is there any public comment on this item? >> david and bilpalo, i would just like to very briefly say that ifshe was to receive the award and this was known before the agenda was printed it should have been listed on the agenda. this is a violation of the sunshine act. >> good evening. i am brian a member of the bicycle
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coalition. i have admired leah and we've seen over the decades that this is been reduced 9% in the last year and we know this does not only affect the reduction of greenhouse gases but how we affect one another in the city and within our round and not only is she an excellent advocate but as a member of the community and a member that is in transportation i want to remind everyone that leah rent around the room and she went in with
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strength and she walked into infrastructure and she walked into the room as a woman women that was in a room of people that didn't think that women should have an idea about the roads and what this should look like and she has such strength in this city and i'm proud to call her a colleague and i'm glad ever here tonight. >>thank you. is there any further public comment? >>good evening commissioners paul do ski with ecology. i did not come here tonight to acknowledge layout but i am not going to pass it up because it is a great opportunity. we have literally hundreds of heavy vehicles on the road every day. and, there is
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always something going on and safety is always been a concern of us and when leah first approached me she said can we work together on a training program and have your drivers understand what it is like to ride a bicycle in the city. and, to come at it in that direction one with transportation and with the cooperation and i just would like to honor leah and say that i appreciate her as a friend. thank you. >>thank you. is there any other public comment? >> harry doing this evening commissioners? i am brian andy with the san francisco department on the environment. when i walked in i noticed leah from the commission of the environment and as an individual i am a member of the bicycle coalition and before i
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drove in f1 50 a big gas guzzler and now i just bike and commute and it has been a great transition to not only put in my environmentalist bag but also to explore the city. i would like to say it is the most fun and it is an active way to enjoy the city it is also the quickest way to learn san francisco. i would also like to thank you for the great work you've been doing to keep us bicycle is safe and also to encourage us to meet people throughout thecity of san francisco. thank you. >>thank you. is there any other public comment? seeing none. public comment is closed. i would like to say as well that when i mentioned this, everyone i mentioned it to mention leah so thank you for impacting our world in a positive manner. it is definitely a well-deserved
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honor. anthony, next item please. >>[applause] >>the next item is item 6 presentation on the san francisco refuse rate process. sponsor: deborah raphael, director; speakers: julia dawson, deputy director of finance and administration, san francisco public works and josh gray, and san francisco ratepayer advocate. this is a discussion item. >> commissioner raphael weighted you like to introduce this item not? yes. thankyou. as you know
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what the views are in accordance with san francisco refuse rate process and as you know they fund many operations and they also fund our department and they from the public works department and many other aspects of our programs. the public works department managers are process and are part is actually a support function. we support this function in any way that they ask us to. we review documents, we answer questions, and we participate in the rate hearings. i want to thank in particular julia dawson for being here tonight. i want to thank also her and her team for all of the work that they do. i also want to thank the work of the rate repair advocate and
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for all the work that you do. and with that i would like to introduce julie.julie. >>good evening commissioners my name is julie dawson. i will first discuss the refuse rate process and then i will discuss what it means to be at a ratepayer advocate and then i'll be happy to answer any questions that you might have in mind that. and, with that i would like to start with talking about ecology. ecology operates the transfer station . the city through the department of environment contracts for the disposal of refuseat a re-ecology landfill.
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this defines the timeline for these refuse rates and the deputy director defines of weather or not these are acceptable. these rules are consistent with section 6 of the 1932 ordinance but they also set some timelines and processes that are not included in the ordinance that support staff review. for example currently re-ecology a rate review with the department of public works as well as the
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process. so that saves them time. the department of public works also reviews this with the director and if they oppose this adjustment the rate adjustment will not go into effect. and so, here is a idea for what happens when we go intoa public refuse rate process. this will be issued to the public and then there will be some rate hearings there will be four of them and both re-ecology and the city present on the
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application. the staff report outlines the finer recommendation and there are a final set of directors hearings where we discuss those recommendations and then we issue the directors report of recommended order of the rates. so the rate board only hears objections to the directors report in the recommended order so this can only be if there are objections filed to the final directors order and they hold their own series of public hearings and then they have the right to either approve or amend the directors order on the specific items that they are again objecting to.
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in the 1932 ordinance, there is a prescribed 90 day period for the director to issue hearings in the recommended water. this kind of lays out here in a little informal calendar what we will exactly be looking at. we are now in the draft application review process. we expect this to be in by february. there will be a report back from the public on what the proposal is, there will be a directors hearing there will be more directors hearings and a prop 18 hearing and that takes us all the way from january into june and this will ideally allow us to have this process included by july 1 so that these new rates can go into effect then.
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so we also at the request of policymakers, several cycles ago we started hiring someone to perform that duties of the ratepayer advocate and the idea is that we get out to the public to do outreach so that the public knows that we have done the rate request application and the ratepayer advocate also serves the public's interest at the directors hearings as well. we have representatives here from the ratepayer advocates to introduce their selves and it's actually duane jones is here on behalf of the ratepayer
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advocate so i'll step aside and give him the microphone for a few minutes. >>great, thank you julia. good evening commissioners. as julia indicated i am duane jones i'm the president of the r a j enterprises and through a process i was selected to be the ratepayer advocate through a specific cycle. the ra or the ratepayer advocate has our office in the hunter's point and we have been working here for the last 20 years. primarily it what our job is to exhaust area engagement and the committee once our application has been submitted to provide multiple mechanisms for them to provide input through this entire process.
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>>all right so, before you is just a general list of some of the ways and some of the things that we are going to be doing over the next few months in a very aggressivecontext. one is toassist the city at one a action plan and to provide the public and the city with the information that julie just had an to advocate the ratepayers concerns at all appropriate meetings and most importantly encouragge the community to attend forums and meetings and voice their concerns. we coordinate with individuals that testify it with the hearings and provide a summary review of the draft and final
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application. so, this is not the first time that this is happen. i appreciate the degree that the department of the environment has gone to make sure that we have a running start and again as i indicated we are very happy to serve in this role. i will all go through all of the line items here in the next piece but again, as i indicated, the outreach efforts are exhausting. in a time where there are a flood of things in your inbox and your facebook pages we see these things. and we go hand-in-hand with all the information is being generated in the communities and have a face-to-face conversation with the people of this community
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about this process and if you are interested in have any ideas of how we can spread the word, that would be incredibly helpful. there are three main ways to provide this input one is through our website and email-- again the ratepayer website is one way again we have email and again, you can call we provide a mechanism to speak with someone and we try to get back
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to you within 24 hours with the information that we have available most importantly we make sure that the directors meetings are publicized and if you are not seeing them we hope you reach out through this mechanism and we can make sure that whatever medium you were using that we can access that one as well. i will turn it back over to julia. thank you. >>thank you. okay well , i don't know if anyone has any questions but i am happy to answer them if you do. >> commissioners, do you have any questions? okay well, i just have a few. what type of materials do you have?
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>> if someone calls our office we already have interpretive services and we connect them with our services. the city does that as a matter of our foreign-language services is possible that we would not have a foreign language speaking person in there so we use a service for this. if you want to know more i believe the ratepayer advocate would know more about that. if you want to address him about thatyou may want to. >>okay, thank you. >> we have staff that speak multiple languages and we also
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have use this and were working on some other methods to reach out to other communities. >> with a very diverse community. are there any that you hear from these other communities? >>absolutely. we have some of them here now. i've been doing this work for a very long time and i'm really excited about this particular team and this is a team that definitely reflects the diversity of san francisco and all of its aspects. folks are very very comfortable including residents are very comfortable in whatever mechanism of language they are comfortable.
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>>thank you very much. commissioner stephenson. >>i know this is a process that just started but how many people do you expect to actually reach and how many people do you expect to see in terms of public comment? >> we hope to reach in terms of the context several thousand folks over the next few months. are reaches much greater obviously over a variety of mediums. the newspaper is a another medium that we use to reach a few more hundred as well. >> and this is part of your timeline, correct? >>right now, we are just making
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people aware and i think julia indicated there will be a technical workshop that people can participate in and learn more and ask questions about that and participate as well. >>okay, thank you very much. is there any public comment? >>hello my name is-- this is the third time and i was not asked to participate in the selection of dwayne jones and his team. i do know that he used to work for the city. did you run m ocd? >>yes. >>i know he hada great run in
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of engagement during that tenure of the city. i hope that during this process over the next 90 days to the extent that the department is doing outreach activities if we could have information on this process so that when donnie and his team could have that. it does not to be asked density of i just wonder if he can have a corridor a hand up. it does not have to be its own thing. i understand the rate increase is 15% overall but i know there are substantive changes that have not been prescribed tonight but i'm not sure that tonight the right firm that do so but there are some exciting changes that i'm looking forward to such as the routes being changed from black and green to black and blue which will allow us to change our
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routing and change materials on the blue route including plastic bottles and corrugated changes and there are a lot of things that i am looking forward to an and these changes to get us closer to zero waste.hanks. >> any other further public comment? commissioners? hearing none, public comment is now closed. where is thank you very much for coming this evening i'm excited to see where this will go. i know you're going to be very busy. next item please anthony. >>the next item is item 7.
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review and approval of the department of the environment's fiscal year 2017-18 and 2018-19 budget. sponsor: deborah raphael, director; speaker: joseph salem, program manager, finance and administration.this item is for discussion and action. >>thank you. director raphael. >>thank you. we are excited to present this and i will hand this over to our speaker joseph salem he is the program manager for the finance and administration with that i'll hand it over to joseph so he can get started. >>good evening commissioners i am joseph salem program manager for the finance and
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administration department. >>as far as the approval of the budget for the department of environment's fiscal year we are not submitting this quite yet although we have to submit the 2018-19 budget we do not know what our grant funding is going to look like and we don't feel we can give an adequate assessment of the fiscal year. the city is currently projecting a $283 million deficit over the next two fiscal years. and as a result, the mayor is requiring all
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general fund departments to reduce their ongoing spenders by 3% in the next fiscal year with the additional fiscal sent in 2018-19 with a reduction in ongoing spending. now, the department of environment does not receive any additional funds support but we are required to have any additional costs with any other workforce in the city and any other departments. so for the fiscal year of 2007-2018 our fiscal budget stands at $1.8 million. with a current shortfall of 13,008 and
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with this process were doing far better than we have in several years and were very proud of that. the chart on the left ear indicates the departments revenue makeup andas you can see our revenue makeup is 44% and pound and 47% grants and a few percent that makes up the total budget. and this current year we had 44% and pound 45% grants and the rest made up the total departments. this slide shows the overall year-to-year change from the current fiscal year to the next fiscal year. you will know that the current year's budget is approximately 21.8 million. and the fiscal year 2017-2018
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will be 18 million and that this is due to the rate reduction process. and as you just heard from the refuse rate process presentation you see we're in the middle of this refuse rate process. this did allow for a little more per the they did not keep the cities fixed cost increase. this reflects the fixed cost from 2014 to 2018 where the new rate will be enforced.
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when we budgeted for this year[inaudible] the reduction of the departmental recoveries that you see there is primarily at the departments reduction in add back over the last two years. you also see this is largely due to the increase in grant funding in that category. are outgoing zero waste grants are also increasing and
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this is due to the two year grant cycle being implemented this last year. and lastly this is where the reflects reduction of the grant process. this slide shows the programs we are implementing. as you can see we partner with many city partners. the work orders are vital to the department-- excuse me the work orders are a vital part of the department's funding and we greatly value the departmental relationships that we foster. staffing. so, this slide
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shows the current staffing by program area and you can see that our total numbers are level. in fact, you can see our total ftd count is going down because we do not intend to utilize these in the nextfiscal year. and what is important to recognize that although what these are the same they do vary year and year according to the program. and this is because although these changethis is with the addition and completion of grants. the next slide is key dates. you can see that one has already past. and then you can see that the next two are tonight. but, the next day that we have is february 21. that is when we are submitting our balanced-budget to the mayor's office. after that, we will be coming back to the commission's operations committee to update them on the
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budget and update them on a change suite me between now and the time we submit. after that we have the commission on the environment hearing and then after that the commission on the environment will adopt the budget and then after that we will submit our budget letter which will reflect our budget for the year. federal funding impact is a new one that we did not have to address until recently. the department does receive a federal funds for our energy work. in addition, our work on brownfields and some environmental justice work orders have been funded by federal grants as well. the budget before you does reflect federal funded projects. specifically 3e grants and one epa grant. in the federal grants that
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the department's received within this budget, we have these budget allocations that were previously approved by budget and by the congress.we received notice from the epa this morning that the recently reported funds on epa contracts only apply to new grants and contracts. however going forward, our directors and program managers are assessing if any new federal rfps will be available and we are working with the mayor's office in determining the future impact of reduced federal funding. with that, i think you for your time and i'm happy to answer any questions that you might have. >> commissioners, any questions? is there any public
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comment? >> david pilpoa. i have some quick questions just from reviewing this for an hour and talking to david forjust a couple at times. first of all article 9 of the charter and chapter 3 of the administrative code so although joe said that they do not have a lot of information on fiscal 19, the city now has a two-year rolling budget cycle so what you're really adopting tonight is fiscal 2018 and 2019. so whatever assumptions you have at this time whether it's 2% on expenses or 3% one revenues there are ways to make that happen but this really is a
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two-year budget and you should note that since this is a public hearing. i am not sure if i understand in the change from fiscal 2017 to fiscal 2018 why the salary line goes up by 6%. that seemed odd to me. i'm also concerned with the amount of impact on the account funds. this is the first time that i recall that the impound account would exceed $10 million in funding to the department. that is a lot of money out of the rates that people pay for their garbage bills to fund these grants for the program and i think it's important that we can more cost-effectively discuss the funds provided by re-ecology that were not necessarily done and that includes the department zero waste program.
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there was a memo that was updated a year and a half ago from that commission that came a year and a half ago that specified the maximum percentage is out of the account and i do not have any information about what this budget proposes from each program and some of the details that were provided this afternoon were also helpful. there is also the administration program and that is about 15 f pen and i were dead to start on that as well and also it is important to understand that what level the staff is in each program.
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particularly as this grant money becomes a little bit more uncertain and some of the federal restrictions around them. >>[timer dings] >>i am happy to follow up with joe. >>thank you. >>any other public comment? joe, would you like to respond? >>yes, thank you. i appreciate the fellows comments and we'd be happy to meet with him in the future and discuss his concerns. >>okay, thank you very much. commissioners? commissioner stephenson? >>okay, this is probably the
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[inaudible] specifically with our grant funding thatwe are in the position that we are in right now. the presentation of the committee meeting was at a much, much, deeper level than the presentation that you got here. we started doing that years ago so we didn't sort of replicate the same meeting over and over again and we allow the operations committee to dive more deeply and everything. i know that one of the questions that i have for you all sometime in the last couple of weeks was specific to that two-year cycle versus one-year
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cycle situation because i know last year we were told we were proving a budget forthe two-year budget so can you please explain that process? >>yes. we are on what is called a rolling two-year budget. there is a fixed year budget and a rolling budget. and the fixed year budget only goes through this process every two years and less there is a significant change in the budget. in a rolling two-year budget we do have to submit a two-year budget but every year we have to go back every year to redo that budget for the next fiscal year. and, the department of the environment with, you know, significant amounts of grant funding that cycles through in time frames that cannot really accommodate a two-year cycle, it is very, very difficult for us to give a budget that outlines a two-year or a second your outlier with
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any degree of accuracy. very difficult for us to do that. and secondly, we are guessing when we attempt to do that. that is the only way that we, you know, can do that. >> and, while this is one our minds can you just let everybody know what percentage of this we are talking about when we talk about federal funding? >>so federal funding. our current federal funding is-- let me put my glasses back on. so our current federal funding that we have right now is $1.3 million. so we get four different grants. three from the doe and one from the epa. >>okay thank you. >>i want to thank you for all of the hard work that you've done and i have looked at that and i aapprove the budget. and
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>>so we have a motion and a second. we have already done public comment? yes, we've a redone public comment. all those in favor say, aye. opposed, nay. >> >> [chorus of ayes] >>the motion passes. next item anthony. >>the next item is item 8 the review and approval of the commission on the environments 2016 draft annual report. the sponsor issponsor: deborah
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raphael, director; speaker: guillermo rodriguez, policy and communications director. this item is coming to you as an explanatory document for discussion and action. >>good evening my name is guillermo rodriguez. ed i am the policy and communications director. we have before you is an explanatory document of the draft commission on the environment 2016 and will report. as the policy committee and the draft committee has heard particularly on the commission on the environment is the way that we collect data on the process. we already have had a
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presentation to the budget and these are fiscally driven the way we collect data from we will provide an annual report for the mayor and the supervisors. so what you have before you is really a truncated version of what you have seen before. if we could have the powerpoint. again, this is just a truncated version of what the committee is and there is a letter from our president and there is an overall discussion of the work that this commission did diving into zero, 50, 100 rootsin your
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meeting and kind of highlighting the achievements that the committee did in 2016 and looking over the facilities that the city engaged in and looking over the meetings that this commission had specifically around some of these issues. quickly, just a summary of the issues that the operations committee took and also introducing what started last year and carried on until today is thecommission of the environments environmental reward and we have a list on that we also have a list of all the resolutions of the
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commission took issue one and the end result with respect to legislative action before the board of supervisors or other pending issues and we chronicle the sets of the commissions encouragement to the board of supervisors to pass important legislation that the commission went out and publicly supported. we have also indicated some awards and accommodations that the department and the commission had received. and very briefly, this just chronicles the items and we will transfer this electronically before the board and the board of supervisors and we are happy to answer any questions that you may have. >> thank you guillermo. . that
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was amazing. actually, that was exhausting to me because it's just so amazing how much work the department is doing. so hard to capture that in an annual report but it's pretty impressive and it's hard to follow all the work that you are doing. >> so, i do not necessarily have a question for it. that is amazing. i'm blown away. fellow commissioners, does anyone else have a question before i open up to public
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comment? >>actually, i do actually have one thing to say. i just want to commend the team because they bring these gorgeous reports of forward and it is just like it was last year and i just love these gorgeous reports and are put together they are and how to think they are. >>is there any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioners, do we have a motion to approve the 2016 commission on the environment strapped in report? so we have a motion and a second by commissioner wan. okay , all those in favor say, aye. opposed, nay >> >> [chorus of ayes] >> the motion passes. anthony,
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next item please. >>next item is item number nine. directors report on the updates on the department of the environment and ministry have andprogrammatic operations relating to budget planning, strategic planning, clean air/transportation, climate, energy, public outreach and education, environmental justice, habitat restoration, green building, zero waste, toxics reduction, and urban forestry. speaker: deborah raphael, director. this item isfor discussion. >> good evening commissioners. i've just been so excited that this item was coming up and i try to put this in an organizational formatthat make sense to me. so what i want to look at is what we done in the past six months and what we will do in the next six months to come. and, the things that
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we have seen and what is happeningin our government in our world and president omotalade,i think that we are thinking distinctly about what the department needs to do in the months to come. i want to put this through a lens of things that have happened particularly in november and december. every single member in our department which is over 100 people went through an equity lens training.
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this is how we can see ourselves and challenge ourselves to identify our blind spots. we have created a staff led equity committee and some people in this room are on that committee and they have been guiding myself and jennifercast onand another thing that we have done is staff training on this equity on staff training we selected to staff that are middle management staff that will give them some upper-level training and a happy to bring
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this back to you and let you know what they are learning. in terms of our energy achievements. we won the prize and that will be $1 million over three years and we will use that to further bring our energy programs and our climate programs into low income communities who aren't participating right now. one thing that we will do right now would be through the mayors department of housing and community development and we understand for homeowners to put solar we had to have the assumption that the roof could handle the solar and that excluded our low income
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homeowners that did not have a roof that could handle the solar. and so what we did was we found alternatives and found six rooms that would get new grooves roofs as well as the solar. surprisingly, we did some we never did before and we did this last weekend. we did a workshop in the chinese language. i mean, it's amazing to me that we hadn't done that yet i mean, that it hadn't been done. but we focused on 45 families to come and all of them could qualify and they are all now signing up for solar.
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in terms of our nail salon program we have 39 nail salons that are recognized and it's now up to 50. that was recognized by the universityit is that inner section of bringing environmental benefit and social benefit over and over again.the first thing that happened in the state of california is that we had a state insecticide program and this was offered in spanish how amazing that this was not done
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in spanish that allowed 35 businesses to be part of this business program. this also allow these small businesses that can't afford the $1000 $2000 co-pay to apply for the program so we launched a program in a westside neighborhood for the eight we can provide. as you know, there will be community meetings that you can host to deepen our discussion around the strategic plan. you may have heard of the
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volkswagen settlement. to let you know, let's wagon is part of their settlement and they have to use that in california and $2 million in the next 30 months. we submitted a proposal and the department of the environment coordinated all of the city departments to put together a proposal that was turned in to have san francisco, san jose, and this focus will be a green city so we made the pitch that we are rate take that money and protect good use and mostly it's a real and to add a electric vehicles. we are diving deep
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into adaptation and around the city we are taking a leadership role in crafting messages that will integrate adaptation and mitigation and we will bring that process back to you as we progress. we have a whole list of policies that we are working on with the mayor to launch. many of them you have heard about and we will come before the board of supervisors with them in the next 2 to 3 months. as you heard, there is a rate process going on in the next six months. that will take a lot of our time. we will make a big push on the outreach for zero waste because that is looming and looming. and finally, we have to implement this program we started last year which was the pharmaceutical program starting up and we have the better use ordinance that are all programs
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we put in place and need to be implemented. i want to put two dates on your calendar. make sure that you know that february 9 is coming up. this is the annual green business award we will recognize 71 green businesses. we will all be at a facility on market street. we will give you more details on that but we would love you to come. it will be from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. there are so many great people to meet and exhibits to look at and i highly recommend coming at 5:30 pm where you can enjoy the donated wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres. and as you know on january 29 is our earth day celebration and i think something that will be very exciting for you and our theme is the 20th year of our retrospective commission and we want to highlight the current
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commissioners and past commissioners and think about what the commission is done and what it wants to do and what the shape of the commission is going forward. it will be a nice opportunity for us to think collectively on that. i want to end up with a recognition of staff that are here and it turns out they are both part of our green business program. marcos latin who is a spokesperson for us before and marlin is with us to so if you could come up and tell us where you are at and where you were before and anything that your plan for us. >>hello, my name is margo i am the specifics fellow and the specific spark fellowship is a fellowship program and this is to provide sustainability of
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the environment and ice for your commission am happy to be here before you. >> hello, i started with the fellowship in november and before that i met chew well with the environment commission happy to be back. >>okay, do you any questions from commissioners. >> to echo what you just said it is very impressive and comprehensive and, i mean, i guess from a 30,000 footview
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because there are a lot of a tangible, concrete, discrete grant stuff and you think of 2017 in light of the challenges that we outlined if there are sort of two or three priorities that really rise to the top for you and they perhaps have some federal implications in showcasing who we know ourselves to be which is ambitious and sort of a leader? >> >>well, i think that some of the-- well let me say it is an incredible opportunity for me to work with the city at a level like this-- well let me just say that it is possible
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for what the city can do within that federal level and this year i say the bubble within the bubble the bubble being california and the bubble inside the bubble would be the bay area. and what's important to us in san francisco and to reach out to the red states and help them to achieve the goals they want to do. and like it is been set the city of san francisco changes the future and the city thrives and is environmental and in 2017 we have some really big goals to tackle in how we will address our greenhouse emissions, specifically it with some fuels and getting off of diesel and gasoline. that is an area
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where we have to say what has not been done that people have not figured out a solution for. we have a lot coming in the pipeline for new construction but for me, what are we doing or what is the outcome and what is the solution. i don't know the solution but i know the challenges both on the fuels and on the existing buildings and to think about how we engage the community up front with possibly some pretty difficult decisions in front of us if we are truly serious about tackling those issues. >>okay, and i have one other question about the focus at the nail salon. who were the staff people? were they here? i just want to know who they were.
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>>well jen went. >>and i also wanted to note that on the discussion of human trafficking within the commission of the status of women i wonder if you could outline that a little bit and i know that a lot of us have read the article in the new york times about how human trafficking is happening more than ever now. >> so for us the whole is greater than the sum of the parts and for us we read this article and we thought, we know what how we engage in these things and take care toxins and waste but what about engaging with the laborers and the department on labor at the opposite end we needed to go
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out to the nail salons and there were so many that if there was going to have this then you had to be green certified as well as your right to appropriate ventilation as well as the right to a human wage and we are trying to get rid of that. >>so when you're doing that engagement with each salon how does that work? is there someone with the department on the status of women and somebody from every department?
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i know you said there's 39 to been certified and 11 on the way and how is it what is the process that they have to go through to get certified? >>we are aiming for about 20% to be certified and that will be kind of our maintenance. as far as the commission on the status of women, we have been working with them on our training. and so, when we approach a nail salon we require that every single technician an owner has to be present for the training. so, we provide training to these women on healthcare andas well as educational toxins. so we work with getting brochures
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into the presentation when we talk about labor and trafficking we hand these things to the technicians and we will have that and be armed with this information and many of these technicians work at other salons and not only in san francisco but with technicians at work in the east bay and the south bay and they travel around and so, they will be able to educate their fellow employees as well. >>is there a hotline or what do they do? >>the commission has a hotline there's also some other labor phone numbers to call. >>thank you. >>anything else commission? is there any public comment? >>good evening again commissioners. eric brooks from the san francisco green party and the local grassroots organization our city. first i would like to congratulate the
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staff on a year of great accomplishments certainly not all of them it would take me all night. there has been issues on the pesticide issue you'll hear more on that later from the committee but i did want to stress a little more on the strategy that we really need to start evolving. in the 20th century is not the same as the environmentalism of the 20th century and we really need it to adjust what we think about environmentalism. the first one is plastics recycling. as some of you may know, plastics are actually not recyclable. there actually down cyclablew and every time we break them down we break them downat they get their bonds broken down and
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they develop cohesion and they and up going into making park benches and hard plastics for instance. most overseas in other countries. if you remember in the late 80s early 90s we had almost completely gotten the plastic containers out of our stores. they were almost gone. and then the soda industry and the bottle industry got is to adopt the idea of recycling and now we have hundreds of billions of bottles, plastic bottles every year that are being used. so we have to figure out how we can get to zero waste with plastic that is the key. the next thing is biofuels and
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biomass. there are more things coming out on biofuels and biomass. these things include the use land disasters and these are actually worse than fossil fuels. >> [timer dings] thefirst would be the lifecycle process of that and we need to evolve on that issue is well. and finallywhat i would like to bring up is that for me is that. >>[timer dings] >> the next like to bring up
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his trees. of atomic cut down trees it takes under the years to regrow them and we have to reassess that as well. >>thank you. >>thank you. >>any other public comment. >>david pilpohi think that bill had some interesting points and i will look into that. and i would also like to mention the work that they have done with the puc and certainly some of the landscaping work that's being done and just because it is raining in california right now there's not me were out of the drought that we were in.
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and secondly, the breakfast is coming up soon and hopefully that will not be the only year that we do that i hope we do that another year.as little upset about the bus thing. also, , i would like to talk about the issue that happened in chinatown and i am interested in what the results were and whether there is applicability there as well. maybe someone can tell me that off-line. and i'm sorry, i forget my last item was. anyway, thank you. >>thank you very much. any further public comment on the directors report? >>yes, anastasia so i don't
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know but there are things to do and things not to do. in december in san francisco i believe it was on december 15 the nature of [inaudible] and the nature of the department management was [inaudible] despite being completely inaccurate. the very same day, the plan was adopted by the commission. then, as you probably know there were goals for cutting down 18,488 trees not counting the trees that [inaudible] and, it is all done for reasons of preserving the
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[inaudible] in the city and preserving this history and and since i don't have much time i would just put down for you the testimony for a guy who supports the planning came to several meetings, and he said what he was doing is [inaudible] and the plans are [inaudible] plans and are not supposed to be there more than six months. and for those who go for whole families and those in our administration and it is
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just that there are things that can be done in the thing they're trying to get done are not getting done. they have been working for 20 years and the things are trying to get done still not done. and greenhouse gas omissions and of course greenhouse gas omissions have increased and pollution of course it willincrease and they will create a change which is a small contribution and this is a small contribution for the city of san francisco and for the city commission of the
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environment. days trees should be preserved for many years to come up. where you think you. >> thank you. is there any more public comment? what>>i will be very brief, what i have read about the nail salons is these are to support these other goals. >>any other public comment? >>my name is sarah and i work on the[inaudible] team and i want to thank you for the work you've done up here and so many strange women and we work on social media and it's really inspiring and someone actually
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tweeted and it is great to see up here. thank you. >>thank you i will retweet you. >>[laughing] >>is there any other public comment? hearing non-public comment is now close. anthony, read the next item please. >>the next item is approval of the 2017 commission on the environment regular meeting schedule.the speaker isanthony valdez, commission affairs manager (explanatory document: 2017 commission on the environment regular meeting schedule) this is a discussion and action item.
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>>good eveningmy name is anthony valdes i am the commission affairs manager and we are submitting the 2070 commission on the environment regular meeting schedule and with that this is an action meeting. >> any public comment? seeing none, public comment is now close. commissioners, this is an action item. do i hear a motion to approve the commission on the environment regular meeting schedule? >>i motion. >>second. >>there is a motion and a second. all those in favor say, aye. opposed, nay. >> >> [chorus of ayes]
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>>the motion passes.thank you. anthony, next item please. >>the next item is item 11. nomination and election not of the commission on the environment pres. and vp. this item is for discussion and action. >>commissioners, we will have the election and nomination of the commission on the environment for the president vice pres. so we will have discussion and public comment and then we will take a vote. we can only take one at a time and again we must vote on the president first. so what do we have any comments first. >>obviously, josh served a
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number of terms but we need to know what is the current president if you are interested in continuing? >>i am interested in continuing. i just need to be nominated. >>i would like to nominate our current president to continue for next term. i think you have done a phenomenal job and you are a very inspiring leader to us. >>thank you. there has been a nomination and a second nomination. any discussion commissioners? i have accepted the nomination. now we will open up to public comment. hearing no public comment, public comment is now close. can we go to the second nomination? >>we will do it on the next vote
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>>so anthony at this has been nominated and accepted and we will do a roll call vote. >>[roll call vote] >>the motion passes. >>[applause] >>now it is time to nominate the vice president, is that correct? i would like to nominate my previously karen vice president and i would like to ask her if she would still likedo i have a motion for vp
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elmy bermejo. >>i motion. >>i second. >>anthony, can you please take the roll. >>[roll call vote]. >>the motion passes >>yeah a. anthony, can you call the next item? >>yes that next item is item 12 this would be the policy committee report which are highlights on the november 14, 2016 and january 9, 2017 commission meetings this is a discussion item. >>anthony, can you tell us about this report. >> the city's have been
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cooperative and that the city has been conservative to use insecticide and pesticide use on the city's properties. on january 9 the committee received an update on the november 14 risk testified last and the staff reported there was an 81% in overall reduction of the most hazardous herbicide use on city's department and the staff had additional training this year in city agencies and revise these over the past year. the committee also received the first draft of annual report and offered its feedback. >>any questions to my fellow commissioners?seeing none from my fellow commissioners i will open this up to public comment and the first public comment card is eric brooks. >>good evening one more time
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commissioners. san francisco green party yet and not i am here with the local grassroots society. as we have just heard the city has made a great improvementon the pesticide an insecticide use and that is great but we have heard from san francisco and the department on the environment committees and the commission and looks like getting to that last 20% is going to be difficult unless we get clear what we really need to do. and, i think that the key thing that i want to focus on because i do not have a lot of time is that we need to shift from the perspective that we currently have which is when is a pesticide or an
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herbicide necessary to accomplish a specific job? when the expense would otherwise be high or when it is a difficult job, we instead need to really shift the whole frame in which we look at pesticides in san francisco to a standard of harm. and what i mean by that is that whenever you are deciding to use a pesticide were herbicide, you need to look at the problem that you are trying to eliminate and look at the potential health and safety hazards of the pesticide itself and decide which one of these is worse for public health and safety and if the pesticide is worse than it should not be used and that is where if this
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was being used in the program were besides being used they would not be used. because, if you decide you want to get rid of it and a lot of us aren't concerned about that, but if you decide you want to get rid of xls, the harm caused by the pesticide is certainly worse than the harm caused to the public safety by the goat grass. so, so we have this standard of harm and the specific standard and we need to understand that. >>(the timer dings] >>the next thing that i want to discuss is the progression. the progression is progressing but there are some key areas that still need work. one area
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is the area of children that has been struck and i were focusing on the specific things that can clearly be identified like playgrounds. that is not good because there are all kinds of places that kids go that are not playgrounds. >>[timer dings] >>and, for using pesticides and then we need to make sure that children are never in that area. again, that woody quickly reduce that last 20% of pesticides because children are everywhere. anyway, that is just some food for thought as we approach march. thank you. >>thank you. next i would like to call >>thank you. i am sick i will try not to touch anything. >>can you speak into themicrophone please?
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>>yes, thank you. i have some notes. i am appealing to you as a beacon to the people in this world this time your world is very pointed and san francisco can stand up together against corporate power and their profits. and i mean the abuse of power that represents. i asked that you do the research yourselves and check and see at what these poisons really do want all of wildlife and, i want to ask you to also look at who is directing the okay of these products. who is saying that these are safe? and, where they from? are they biased or unbiased? poisoning
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wildlife cannot be considered an unintended consequence anymore. if you want to protect our future you must stop the use of these systemic poisons. whether these are herbicides, fungicides or insecticides. systemic poisons do not go away. i urge you to look into this you cannot trust the agencies are saying these are safe. thank you. >>thank you very much. >>our next individual is dee selegman. >>good evening i am d seligman, i am with the san francisco
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environmental alliance. i would like to talk about the fact that back in 1997 when the commission got started the environmental commission and agreed that there would be no osmetic genic herbicides and pesticides which we now called tier 1 and they had stipulations against what we now call tier 2.they prohibited both but i asked the question where is it that we got into the way of our goal of getting rid of these herbicides and pesticides. and, that troubled me. and the answer is that our system will never be sufficient for those people because the city has spoken about biodiversity. the way the law is speaking now it is a nonzero
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law. the staff person thought that the system was working well because people like me sit through the meetings and make public comments. and so, here is my response to the staff personfor one that responses said, here are a few documents and i can put my hands on the pagre his but objective 4.20 is talking about diversity. this is the sustainability plan of 1998 in san francisco and this is native habitat restoration put out for recreation and park four 2000 put out by the program. there is nothing and i repeat there is nothing in these documents that condones
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the use of these insecticides. it was never condoned in the original plan itself nor in any of these other documents. there is no evidence that this is a non-zero along. the use of herbicides is a question of will and not of law. the other thing that i want to say is [timer dings] in the last month in 2016the applications were put out for all of these insecticides and i would suggest that by the number of pounds of these which is a misleading at application because it's not the metric
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number jews but the number of applications. thank you. >>thank you. >>[timer dings] >>is there any other public comment? >>helloanastasia lit statin. and there are are many things i would like to discuss it with this document and i will not have time to discuss all those. but first of all, i am not going pesticides. i am going to talk aboutherbicides because i am not qualified to talk about pesticides. but, the definition of a pesticide is that there is more harm done with use then was done before the use of the pesticide. that
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is not the case with herbicides. also, i would like to talk about [inaudible] and 50% were used on food with a minimal amount of [inaudible]. very recently there was a test of all of the produce that we eat and everything but two elements-- to of the fruits were [inaudible] that were designed to be sprayed with herbicides and are things that we are still eating. and these are organic. so these are
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still everywhere. agent orange is everywhere there using these everywhere. i heard of for about a guy in vietnam who said they still use agent orange. it took 40 years for [inaudible] to be declared a carcinogen and before that it was safe as tablesalt. now if we did that who is to say that there are not other things that are in line. it has to be done. >>[timer dings] >>there is no reason to use these in that nature.they did not use 80% they only use 30% and that is part of the department's record. it says we need to eat 6 pounds of grass that needs to be in west this [inaudible] kinda goat is this?
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>>and what action needs to be taken? thank you. >>thank you. is there any further public comment? >>hi. tom borden with the environmental alliance. one thing that i would like to say and this is a recurring thing that happens when things like this are spoke on in a meeting one person spoke one a pesticide and then another person said i do not use pesticides or insecticides in my own yard. and yet, in ours parks, people say that we need to use pesticides and i heard a farmer say the same thing buthe
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says that he farms organically but in our parks and our backyards, in my backyard, it's okay to use pesticides. the other thing that this woman said is that she has done a lot of work with the national errors program and she worked with some plant and a new species of plant and they get rid of it and as soon as they get rid of it, they turn around and it's back again. and the comment that anesthesia set about having to use pesticides and herbicides to save native plants and it's actually documented there and to me, that's the very definition of unsustainability. the idea
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that forever and ever we will use herbicides and pesticides in our public spaces to try to kill unwanted plants. it just, you know it just doesn't make any sense. and you know, it's not going to you know, do anything for us. and yet, it goes on. and, i hope you think about it. i'm sorry, i hope i dids too long. where >>thank you. is there any other public comment? >>there is a statistic that i felt the people spoke positively about that there is
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an 81% reduction from the actions that were taken in the last year and what i have learned is, you know, we have to see how that's going to hold up because it's been a wet year and we have to sustain that but that is remarkable in my mind that we reduce these tier 1 oversight by 81%. and so at this point, i am an advocate, and i've been an advocate and this side that i'm one is a climate change activist and a labor activist, at this juncture with a couple of policy meetings left and then a vote to at the public utilities meeting and i want to ask if there are things you want to see change, what specifically are those. i will just speak for myself which is all that we all can do but the blanketlike we shouldn't use
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these at all, my sense is that with the remarkable progress that has been made, and i can't speak for anyone else, but my sense is that if i could have a crystal ball it probably will not be what will happen. there will probably be a herbicide policy that what is introduced in november 2016. and specifically the do no harm idea. i think there is a great idea that we can run things in our society that do no harm but if you look very specifically at the process and i have, thhere are a lot of things that have been done to try to change things substantially and do no harm. in fact, only spray in
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restricted areas and have a qualified tier 1 technician; and if you do not agree i am just encouraging the public to be very focused and specific and dig in. because, there is still time to improve the current policy but my sense is the more extremely specific people are in expressing their concerns about the existing policy that is being presented, the more likely there would be resolution of some specific concern. and so, i think as someone who has spent a lot of time as a commissioner looking into this and learning a lot and seeing the goodwill on part of the staff and the department, the process in the interim with a lot of specifically is where it is in the juncture of this policymaking process. as
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opposed to-- i don't want to set a blanket but as more specific of an argument in the framework this been presented. >>thank you. any other commissioners? hearing non-, we will move to the next item anthony. >>the next item is item 13; the operations committee report. this is the highlights of the january 18, 2017 committee meeting. this item is for discussion. >>we met earlier with the deputy director jennifer cast and we discussed the report program by program and went through all the changes last year and did a very deep dive and came back feeling very happy about the financial
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status of the apartment as i mentioned earlier. obviously, we have some concerns about nonlabor hours not funded by grant programs, unfunded mandates, all of the things that continue to concern us like general fund dollars not being accessible to us especially in the next two-year cycle where we have to cut by 6%. so obviously, there is always work to be done and we believe that more is more with regard to helping the environment and we should be proud that. >>thank you for your report. is there any public comment? >>just very quickly, on this-- eric brooks again with the
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grassroots committee and with every bit of the meeting it would be good that those audio of those meetings could be broadcast on the website as well so that the public can haveaccess to those meetings as well. and so, if you could look into that as well please. >>is there any further public comment? hearing none, public comment is now close. fellow commissioners, any last questions or comments on this item? seeing none,public comment is closed. anthony can read the next item. >>the next item is item 14 and
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that is announcements,this is a discussion item. >> is there any commentson this? seeing none public comment is closed. anthony, can you read the next item? >>the next item is item 15 the commission affairs manager written report the speaker is anthony valdes the commission affairs manager and this is a discussion item >>thank you very much. is there any discussion on that item? seeing no public comment the comment is closed the low commissioners, do you have any questions or comments on this item? seeing none anthony rita's next item. >>item 16 is new
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business/future agenda items this is a discussion and possible action item. >>good afternoon commissioners. i just want to mention that the march schedule meeting for march 28 have previously been reported [timer dings] the report for the pesticides will be before you and in addition, the staff will have before you the work on solar plus storage and the work that we have done in all of the 11 districts in the city of san francisco and keeping a longer theme, last
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year, we were not able to do the zero, 50, 100 roots, and we were really trying to focus on this and do a deep dive of the zero, 50, 100 roots and specifically have the san francisco public utilities commission join us and do a deep dive around the cca and all the work they have been doing and all of the energy programs the kind of complement one another and the individual pieces we will do a deep dive on these items. this is just a heads up for a couple of the future topics that we are working on. >>thank you very much. i just have a couple questions for you and i know that in march is the pesticide meeting and i know what that if you dive deeply where these pesticide applications are occurring if we could have a map of that because we are interested see how the southeast community's are affected by these applications and where these are occurring with that. in addition, i would like an update or preview i think it would be interesting to
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celebrate more of the wonderful work we are doing. also, i got an email and a public comment about the urban for street council and i'm wondering if we could hear something about that if not at the next meeting but at a future meeting, i would like to hear more about that. and also, i will be an answer some questions about what the public has been asking me in reference to that. also, with the rate repayer info. if we could have some information on the rdf which is the rate ratepayer advocate if we could have some information that one they are as well and as we could also have this to have access to auditory committee meetings that would be
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wonderful i think that the more access we can give to the public and the more we can distribute those meetings, the better. and, i think that's all i had on my list. i will pass it to commissioner stephensonnow. >>i just want to for this out there even though it's already been thrown out by a our director but this as our 20th anniversary at of the commission we look at the state of affairs in our country today and the state of affairs in our planet right now and i would just like to say that i had a great, great awesome experience in washington dc last week; and i just want to say that we are in this bubble and if somehow if we could as a commission come up with what is our
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moonshot right now? what is our environmental moonshot? i know there would be so much going into sort of framing what that would be but what can we as a commission really get behind. we do a lot of what i think is a lot of really important work here and we support a lot of really important endeavors. is there something that we can really throw our weight behind and really do the heavy listing for. i would love to hear staff talk on that and i would like to hear everybody who is sitting up here is thought on that. not right now but it some point in time. >>[laughing] >>what we can do locally is that we can all put our hearts
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and minds into that right now.i feel so powerful sitting herein san francisco and i think that we should harness that power. >>thank you. commissioner hoyas. thank you. and regarding the work that you're doing if we could really take a deep dive with that because we been working hard and whether it we are working with, you know, idaho or what is it duboise, and i have heard the statistics about the large, large, amount of plasticrecycled. and i will just make this really quick but i went to whole foods and i saw
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a bag and it said this bag used to be a bottle. and i think to myself okay will when will it not be a bag or a bottle. but when i hear the terminology zero waste, that is a problem for me. because we know this is a problem and we know that problem is in the global south and with the low income communities here we have some be in west to do so, complex deep diving into that in this next year and i would be happy to do so. >>and so, are there any public comments? hhello again one last time eric brooks with the san francisco green party and the grassrootssociety in san francisco. once again the moonshot should be the buildout of renewable efficiencies through clean power sf. we did
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a live of things over the last year and we recognize the commission but we have to recognize that the sfpuc is not an environmental agency and i just want you to recognize that san francisco has an amazing plan for efficiency and it has some flaws in it for renewable energy and efficiency. it does have some biomass but they have amazing efficiency. and san francisco even though we have this incredible plan is mainly focused on this efficiency and that is the problem of us just going through sfpuc's vision
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and we need to get the city to and envision this entire plan of renewables and its efficiency. we need to have diverse resources like solar wind and efficiency and battery power to work together to give us 24 hour online electricity and that type of thing i think is not going to come about unless we haveleadership with this agency and this committee. you need to help us as cleanpowersf goes forward with that. the other thing that i want to get in before the march decision on pesticides is that we have a specific hearing item that staff really digs into this issue that i said before of not to do no harm but to compare the harm of cancer and things like that with the harm
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of not doing anything. for example, you don't do anything to control mosquitoes because that could cause more harm than the pesticide sometimes. and so, we need the department to hopefully shift towards that policy [timer dings] let's examine the harms not if we don't use the pesticides but if we do use the pesticides and if we are not sure how bad the pesticides are, let's use a guiding principle. we need staff to specifically look at that question so that we can get past this and come forward with some specific uses [timer dings] and get to the bottom of this. >>thank you. is there any more public comment? hearing non-, public comment is closed.
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commissioner hoyas, did you have a comment? >>yes, just a quick point. just a quick point. would just like to say that there are just those opportunities through march and i'm aware of and i would stop there. >>thank you. anthony, can we move to the next item? >>the next item is item 17; adjournment and the time is 7:28. >>thank you very much. >>[gavel]
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>> good morning, everybody. and welcome to the inaugural meeting of the sfovrz so for monday, january 9, 2017, m call the roll. >> thank you madam president
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supervisor president london breed supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor sandra fewer supervisor jane kim aaron peskin hillary and supervisor presented supervisor jeff present supervisor katie tang and supervisor norman yee madam president all members are present you thank you, ladies and gentlemen, please join us in the pledge of allegiance
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and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> madam clerk any communications. >> yes. 3 to report we're in receipt of a communication from the honorable mayor ed lee phil district 8 by appointing jeff and welcome supervisor. >> (clapping.) >> next a xrungs from the direction of department of elections for the election of members of the board of supervisors who received a majority of votes cast at the election held on november 8, 2016, and declared elected to that office district one suzy loftus, district 3 aaron peskin and 5 supervisor president london breed and district 11
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congratulations to the members. >> (clapping.) >> and finally the controllers has communicated to the board his renewing er filing the official shutter bond for newly appointed and appoint members of the board madam president that concludes any communications. >> i tomato acknowledge we're joined by forming willie brown, jr. >> (clapping.) >> we - we also have in the audience my former colleagues supervisor mar district one and - >> (clapping.)
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>> and supervisor campos district 9. >> (clapping.) >> i also like to acknowledge and if you could hold our applause we're joined by city attorney dennis herrera and our treasurer jose cisneros and our assessor carmen chu and the district attorney district attorney george gascon and sheriff hennessey thank you all for being here. >> (clapping.) >> and i also know that we were joined by the former supervisor and former state senator mark leno who is highland in the crowd. >> (clapping.) >> and we will finally also joined by the mayor the sfgov's mayor
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ed lee thank you, mr. mayor for being here. >> (clapping.) >> and so, now get to the business people we're so honored to be joined here today by my friend who is now the presiding judge of the supreme court of california so for the county of san francisco ladies and gentlemen, to miranda the oath of office to the returning board of supervisors please please help me welcome to judge terry jackson. >> (clapping.) >> and so with that i'm going to call each member of the board to come forward to have the oath of office administrative code starting with district one newly length supervisor supervisor sandra fewer. >> (clapping.)
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>> yeah. >> and please come forward returning for probably i think a fourth time supervisor peskin from district 3. >> (clapping.) >> and our great excuse me - our great senior supervisor supervisor norman yee come forward from district 7. >> (clapping.) >> and the newest 0 colleague on the board of supervisors is supervisor from district 8 jeff. >> (clapping.) >> our newest colleague on the boardf

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