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array of backgrounds, from legal backgrounds, social services, chaplain, physicians, nurses, et cetera. so the ethics committee we had representation from the advisory committee from our ethics committees and the ethics committee separately looks at the policy and made suggestions about language and other consideration, which we took into account in drafting the policy. and we did talk about whether we needed a mandatory ethics consult for every case that came up? i think the discussion -- the members of the advisory committee and ethics committee thought that would only be necessary on an as-needed basis if providers felt there was questions regarding corersion and
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overseeing the process of paperwork and things. >> i think we're all on the same page. >> yes. >> very good. thank you. >> thank you very much. thank you. any further comments? if not, i have asked that we have the resolution available for our next meeting to discuss the support of the implementation of the program at san francisco health network thank you very much for your hard work. >> thank you, commissioners next item, 9, commissioners, which is "other business." >> so the next item is no. what? no. 10. >> well, item 9 is other business and i didn't hear anything, so we'll move to item 10. >> right. >> report-back from
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commissioner sanchez about the january 10th laguna honda jcc meeting. >> i would like to make a correction. we had a member who was excused, but is reported here at the meeting, but she wasn't there. so maybe we could do that correction, please. >> sure, okay. >> okay. unless i misread it wrong? okay. anyway, the committee the jcc met laguna honsad honda with a very nflative security update, reviewing the activitis, training and protocols that have been undertaken. and questions were asked and it was well-documented update in protocol. second was the laguna honda health at home annual report, which
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was really done in-depth. i think the committee was very impressed by the quality of not on the work, but the presentations by a different cohort of our staff, who really presented some astounding data for us as a joint conference committee pertaining to our service area, and how, in fact, our staff are going to areas that many of our people in san francisco thought we would never be that much involved. it's always been a different isolated area and what i'm trying to say, they give an excellent part with data, showing as an example, one of the most high-visited area was the excelsior and tenderloin and mission, bureau of alcohol, bayview-hunters point, places where we have training and follow-up. it was all presented with the breakdown of data
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pertaining to patients' need and measures outcomes. it was so impressive that both of us, i know had suggested this would be an excellent report for the commission to hear in full, because this the numbers are going to be growing and the training and supervision that we have in this model i think is second to none. so it was an exceptional presentation as i said with our people and led by the whole hospital and by an exceptional leader, our nurse who was both here at general and at laguna honda and at the united states navy in charge of nursing services. so it was a great presentation to present before all of us. last was the strategic goals and update on technology, and the hospital is upgrading its smartphone system. it will be used throughout the program, and we also
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reviewed in closed session an approved the credentials report for the medical staff. unless there is any further discussion, that was the joint conference committee at laguna honda. >> thank you, commissioner sanchez. any further comments? if not we'll go on to the next item, please. >> yes, item 11 is committee agenda-setting and as a reminder again, commissioners that february 9th is the joint meeting with the planning commission to discuss the cpmc annual report. >> february 9th. >> 10-noon. >> if there are no further items we'll go on to any public comment on the closed session? >> i have not received any requests. >> okay. motion is in order to vote on whether to hold a closed session. >> so moved. >> second. >> all those in favor, say aye? >> aye. >> all those opposed? the commission will now go
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thank you we're now back in open section and a motion is in order to vote on whether to disclose any of our discussions during closed session. >> motion to not disclose. >> a motion not to disclose and second proposed. all those in favor, say aye? >> aye. >> all those opposed? we shall not be disclosing the discussions at the closed session. is there any other business before the commission? >> if not seeing any, a motion for adjournment is in order. >> so moved. >> and second? >> sec. second. >> all those in favor, say aye? >> aye. >> this meeting is now adjourned. [ gavel ] thank you .
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>> (clapping.) >> in 2013 san francisco legislators newsom agreed to allow the reciprocate of our soft story buildings those building house one and 20 thousand resident a program of that collect requires extensive outreach and this continuation of that process who is here and bill graham the perfect venue so in 2014 we have the first earthquake retrofit a huge success we're repeating this model what we've done it put together venues that are time professionals and contractor are financing
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institutions a other services that help people comply with the retrofit and as you can see the thousands of members of the public their assessing over one hundred vendors to comply with the ordinance or make improvements on their property i came to get specification information and puck h picking up information if you don't know what twaur doing i take it overwhelming. >> we're pleased a critical mass of people are keying into knowing their relents and understanding what had are the next steps to take and they're figuring out who to talk to not only the contractor by the mustards and the architect and the structural engineers and getting the full picture of what options are necessary and being pro-acti
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pro-active. >> so i'm very pleased to see the soft story buildings 99.9 percent complies the highest of the program of this scale of the history a citywide effort high blood pressure in every stretch of san francisco to understand real risks associated with earthquake and those are universally agreed on. >> at some point you need to gather information i'll be talking to another engineer to come out and take a look at it and basically get a second opinion i'm for second and third opinions it is inspiring to see all the property owners that want to do the right thing and for proactively figuring out what the solutions to get them that. >> what is amazing to me here we are over two years of first retrofit fair and at the time we are rh2 out to contractors to
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help us and reaching it out to design professionals that soft story buildings is in any and people understanding how to comply now it is different an industry that springs up as a result of the - their professed and gotten the costs down with lower financing options and these are defined and now the gene progression and have the buildings are buildings and the compliance we understand the 2020 one and 20 thousand san francisco's 15 messenger of our population will live in a retrofit building those people buildings or lives in buildings with 5 or more residential building is soft story and wood frame and built before 1978 that house that one and 20 thousand san franciscans. >> san francisco is being the leader in getting in done and as
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you may know los angeles passed their retrofit law two months ago at the sort of taken san francisco's lead on the one and tenth anniversary as the residents san francisco this is a road map to the city and going to give us us plan are these to keep folks here on a disaster and steps to build a resident waterfront by 2020. >> this involves more than one and 80 individuals and over 60 nonprofits and other companies this is a huge plan and what are the challenges we realize that people are concerned about climatic change, sea level rise and not only the affiliated hazards but things hike you're our amp infrastructure and consumed by social and other
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things we see this in society everyday and how we try to mitigate those are ultimately a direct result how resident we are after earthquake other issue out of the strategy of the concept after a major earthquake of keeping 95 percent of population here in san francisco that's the single best thing to help a equitable recovery to keep people here keep people back to work and kids in school and a residents of normal after a disaster. >> alliance energy in our partner undertook comprehensive bid process we interviewed a half-dozen of folks who wanted to have a part of our soft story buildings are ordinance so alliance energy project programming is a clean assess
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energy a special financing that is done using the taxed authority of local multiples and one of the interesting features the loan is tied to the property not the vital if an individual didn't have good credit but it is another option for people not able to comply to find another avenue the assessment is actually places on the property and the builds for in that come literally a line item on the tax bill that's how you pay off the segment and tax. >> 20 or thirty years is all paid up front there are advantages your property tax well it is important to give people on option and many private banks that provide loans over a are shorter term we wanted to create a longer pay
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back term. >> i think the next step for property owners after at the create themselves to take the plunge and quit the working downey done and have works of work done right of the right rest of the property owners can understand this process across the city. >> we need to do it. >> it is safety you know that's the bottom line safety. >> earthquake safety a everybody's responsibility that is providing the resources that people need to get done if you want to know more of the resources as a san franciscan please visit the >> the office of controllers
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>> good morning. come on, you guys can do better than that. we are in san francisco. good morning. look at this incredible space we are in. just kidding hands for shame is that everyone. >>[applause] >> who brought this great state back to life. first off, i really want to thank all of the elected officials and department heads and community who are joining us. for me,
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with these turbulent times ahead, i tend to reflect. as someone who has worked on market street for over 15 years heads an organization that is owned property at six and market since 1990, and for the past four years has offices across the street on jones, i know firsthand how much the market has changed. as the leader of community housing partnership, i have seen how mayor ed lee has committed himself personally to transforming midmarket. we have development booming,, locally serving small businesses dotting our streets and the tenderloin has benefited, too. with more investment on taylor and 11th worth corridor. our residents at six and market feels safer, enjoy their
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thriving neighborhood and are proud to be part of the diverse fabric of midmarket. but we are not done. by no means have we past the finish line. we still have a lot of hard work to do to continue this transformation of market street into the boulevard that chp residents know it can be. to benefit the long standing community, the new technology sector, and all of san francisco. mayor ed lee will tackle is citywide priorities, homelessness, affordable housing, police reform, neighborhood stabilization, and defending our san francisco values with the same determination tenacity, and vision as he did midmarket. you know he always likes a challenge. he will protect our immigrants. he will ensure our healthcare continues and he will keep our cities vibrancy alive. we have a long way to go until we live up to
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our highest ideals for our city. in terms of how we work and 2m homelessness, create more affordable housing, and making san francisco a city we all can be proud of. whether you are a third-generation, a middle income family wanting to stay in the city, were a newly arriving immigrants. i, like all of you, i'm looking forward to being part of that powerful change that will work together and collectively to create a more equitable see fran and to defend our values against all of those who do not support them or believe in them. it is now my honor to introduce mayor edwin lee. >>[applause] >>[cheerring] >>[applause]
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>> thank you, gail. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. >>[applause] >> thank you. good morning. good morning board president london pating, our supervisors thank you for being here, our elected officials, our city staff. our fellow san franciscans. now more than ever i am grateful to be a san franciscans. in a city where we honor and love one another and stand up for each other. every year we gather to reflect on accomplishments of the year past and to set ambitious goals for the year ahead. but this
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year is different. because our city's success stands against a backdrop of a vastly different america. the election last year and the follow that continues has shaken our understanding of our country. while i am here with you today to say, i am confident that san franciscans will lead the way for the entire nation. >>[applause] >> since november 8 our cities compassion, our heart, has been tested. people say that we live in our own world here in california and san francisco. well, this i have to say is just an alternative fact. >>[laughing] >> let me tell you about our america. our city. in our
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america, people are equal. no matter what race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. in our america we embrace our differences and understand that they make us stronger and more vibrant. we are a sanctuary city now, tomorrow, forever. >>[applause] >> >>[cheerring] >>[applause] >> and we refuse, we refuse,
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to accept the status quo is the best we can do. we don't wish for affordable housing, we build it. we don't complain about health access, we provide it. and we don't talk about protecting immigrants, we stand shoulder to shoulder with them. you know, the latest historian and san francisco made up kevin starr said that our state is the prism through which america sees its future. the republicans talk about american carnage. i say, come see san francisco. come experience our celebration of our diversity and our economic success. come see what the future of america looks like. >>[applause]
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>> now, it is time to fight back. guarantee that the progress we have gained in previous decades are not erased . to protect hard-fought victories for civil rights, women's rights, disabled rights, gay rights. and the equality that her predecessors battled and bled for. and to continue the progress on the challenges we face in our city, homelessness, housing, quality of life, and police reform. look how far we have come already. when i took office unemployment was near 10%. our budget deficit reached well over half $1 billion. our pension and healthcare costs were unsustainable. fast forward to today and more than 140,000 people are working compared to 2010. unemployment,
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we just learned, this week, just dropped to 2.95%. >>[applause] >> and market street, where we are today, had the highest vacancy rates in the city and housing sites sat undeveloped. today, we stand in the beautiful hibernia bank building celebrating a resurgence of san francisco's grand boulevard. dozens of new businesses arts organizations and large employers have brought new life to market street and the tenderloin. in this area, more than 2000 units of housing have been built in the past few years with more than 20% affordable. and every day we make progress towards a
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safer and a more vibrant market street. we certainly have not crossed the finish line but look how far we have come. when i took office san francisco was experiencing a housing crisis. longtime san franciscans were struggling to afford homes due to the failure to build housing through the 90s and 2000 and a surge in economic growth that put upward pressure on housing prices. so we went to work. reinvesting in affordable housing at all levels from public housing to low income and middle class housing. we acted fast. in 2012 we secured a 1.3 billion-dollar housing trust fund and in 2015 a2 and intended billion-dollar affordable housing bond to build the housing our residents
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need. we pledged to create 30,000 new and rehabilitated housing units half, half of which would be affordable to low income and middle class families. and, we announced an unprecedented new program to completely rehabilitate our public housing stock. well, today i'm proud to say we are on track and 13,813 units closer to meeting our goal of 30,000. >>[applause] >> these new units will save so many families from displacement and of this new housing, 42% is affordable to low income and middle class san franciscans. >>[applause] >> i am especially proud that
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in october we begin the second phase of two phases to rebuild and relocate public housing. as a child who grew up in public housing, this is personal to me. 11,000 low income people will now living new and refurbished homes after decades of living in neglected property housing. and when the federal government failed us, i chose not to make excuses. we called together decision-makers, both locally and in the obama administration, to find an innovative solution and today thousands of our city's most low income families have beautiful new homes where they can deepen their roots and their children can blossom. >>[applause] >> we are now a national model
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for how other cities can improve public housing. years ago this was just a dream. today, it is a total transformation and to supervisors melia cohen and pres. breed and every person in a department who worked hand in hand on this effort, i say, thank you. >>[applause] >> this is a true testament to what we can accomplish when we unite around the values push toward a common goal. we need to make these moments possible for more and more residents. people across the city are struggling to afford rent. homeownership feels completely unattainable. together we have
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a responsibility to take care of every working family struggling to keep their heads above water and a foothold in our city because a strong middle class is a strong city. >>[applause] >> well, some of the most in capital ideas to build middle-class housing having met with strong opposition in years past and i hear the deserts and i commit to working through them because we have no other option. we must work harder to find common ground and focus on programs that we know will make the biggest difference is for our families. together we can incentivize the construction of new homes dedicated to middle-class families and create certainty within the process of building new housing.
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we already have some programs that work well. our small sites program, for example, where the city purchases and permanently preserves land controlled units has kept struggling families in the city. well, rené grannis who an artist who lives in the mission, was facing else at either the eviction and because of the small sites program he will longer worries. thank you renée, for being here. >>[applause] >> i am excited to announce that we will grow this program and in the next three years we will give 240 more household like renée's a chance to remain in san francisco. >>[applause] >> and to help middle-class families buy homes we will extend the down payment
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assistance loan program. it will bridge it earlier and her family were able to buy a home in the sunset when the down payment robot was removed for them to renée, thank you for being here today. >>[applause] wi >> bridget, sorry. we are building another 20,000 units along the bayfront, the southern bayfront. a third of which will be affordable including as much middle-class housing as possible. we all this production is having an impact and we are starting to see friends stabilize, even as they continue to surge elsewhere in california. the evidence is in. building more housing does help more people afford san francisco. >>[applause] >> and as we accelerate the
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building of more housing for our nurses, teachers, first responders, we cannot lose sight of our responsibility to care for our most vulnerable population. our homeless. until last summer our city did not have a streamlined approach to homelessness. different city departments, each owned a part of the solution and despite their best efforts, the current system was not working. well, now, five months later the department of homelessness and supportive housing has helped thousands find safer healthier lives. since i took office my administration has helped 9 789 people out of homelessness. >>[applause] >> tonight we will be conducting our biannual
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homeless count when we are reminded that even as we resolve homelessness for thousands, there is a need to serve thousands more. we will not solve homelessness with a cookie-cutter approach like the programs of the past. our new and to end navigation system built on the concept of navigation centers that i initiated in 2014 provides the individual support and resources to help the person off the street and into a situation best suited for their needs. a shelter. a navigation center. housing or back to a home with love once. we know that very few solutions are one size fits all. to successfully intervene, we need to understand the root cause of and individuals homelessness whether it be economic behavioral, medical. the navigation system allows the
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flexibility to do that by working with each individual to meet with they are. then we connect them directly to services, to treat the root causes of their homelessness. next month we will open the third navigation center, thanks to the dogpatch community and supervisor cohen would've welcomed this with compassion and empathy. i am pleased many districts and supervisors are stepping it up to welcome homeless service sites in areas all across the city. we know the navigation center model is working and in the past two years it has helped more than 1100 people off the streets just like terry quinn, who is here with us today could thank you for being here, terry. >>[applause] >> to help thousands of more
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people just like terry today i'm pleased to announce the fourth and fifth navigation centers. hummingbird place and the south of market navigation center. >>[applause] >> the fourth center, the hummingbird place, will be on the campus of zuckerberg san francisco general hospital and will exclusively serve people with mental health and addiction challenges. the fifth- >>[applause] >> the fifth center, the soma navigation center will be a triage resource it halfway off the streets for long-term people , homeless, and people leaving contaminants. thank you, google, for your generous support for this. >>[applause] >> you know, expanding
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navigation centers is not our only step. we are also creating, mentally new pathways to move 320 formerly homeless people into stable housing through a partnership with housing authority. placements begin next month and by moving people up the housing ladder we create space in permanent supportive housing. we also have a population of people who time and time again have cycled through our system. picked up by the police. taken to the emergency room. held for a few days and released by back on our streets. these patients have nearly 4 visits per year to the psych emergency ward. well, this is not solving the issue ladies and gentlemen, but he does not address the root causes. it is our moral
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responsibility to do better and we will do better. people like tahani who is here today and her family who struggled with her mental ill-mentally ill brother for years worried about him day and night.. well to laura's law program tahani's brother is getting out he needs to stay safe and recover and in this case the program literally saved a life. thank you tahani for being here. >>[applause] >> tahani's story proves laura's law works. so i say thank you supervisor mark farrell and the board for adopting its. >>[applause] >> we have now more than 100 families that we have helped since it began. well, now let
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us help hundreds of more people like tahani's brother. we must improve our considerate -conservatorship program. it is time to put the people first to treat underlying mental health challenges. the cycling has to stop. i commit to putting the resources forward to provide people the intensive care they need and i hope the courts will match our commitment. this can't happen with our justice partners. our health department and all the courts, all working together on behalf of the patient. we know these collaborative courts work such as the behavioral health course and the drug courts which have been so successful. and we have to apply the same ingenuity and compassion to conservative ships with a 360° health assessment, better
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coordinating our health and legal systems. you know, decisions about treatment should include an individual's complete medical record and we want people on the most successful and least restrictive past to recovery. i will forward a proposal to the courts to implement this partnership and i just abate spirited discussion in the weeks to come. as we improve our compassionate assistance for the mentally ill and drug dependent, we must also look at the impacts as having on our neighborhoods. we will meet this problem at its source, on the streets are city. and start-we'll double our medical respite capacity this year. more beds means more very sick people finding refuge from the street corner with direct access to the support they need.
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our goal must be to help people to reduce their use of dangerous and debilitating drugs. our street medicine teams are dispensing special medication that reduces the craving intravenous users experience and in turn, reduces their usage. as i said earlier this month, i will continue to learn about the effectiveness of safe injection services. we must thoroughly assess whether the public health and safety benefits outweigh any negative impacts. >>[applause] >> well, we are now dealing with a public health hazard regarding the disposable needles and we are stepping up our efforts to get the syringes off our streets. >>[applause] >> the department of public
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health and public works will install new needle boxes in hot spots all around the city and we are seeing success at our 17 pit stops. these boxes were. drug users do in fact [inaudible] needles. we are also increasing the number of trained cleanup workers to pick up needles that litter our streets and neighborhoods. you know, our neighborhoods are in fact the greatest source of pride in san francisco. we want the simple quality-of-life issues fixed and fixed quickly. from the street life that is out to the crosswalk that needs repainting to the tree that needs trimming, we respond to these requests to our new mayors fix it teams. meeting with neighbors and understanding needs that are unique to that neighborhood, we are working together fixing problems proactively and making our neighborhoods corridor
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cleaner, safer, better places to live. >>[applause] >> residence, residents such as castro labored carolyn thomas who is here today, partner with a fixating to improve their neighborhood. thank you, carolyn. >>[applause] >> while the response has been amazing from our neighbors and small businesses, so we will quadruple our efforts at fixing 20 additional neighborhoods in 2017. >>[applause] >> a big thank you to mohammed and sandra zuniga and all the city partners work every day to fix our neighborhoods. >>[applause] >> however, you know our fix
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it work is just one part of keeping our neighbors and our neighborhoods safe and clean. a strong crime prevention plan and increase community policing are also keys to having neighborhoods we can call home. i want to thank our newest supervisor jeff gee has already began to work on a neighborhood crime prevention plan which will complement the fix-it and homeless outreach efforts and the continued work of our dedicated police department. thank you, jeff. >>[applause] >> know, last year certainly challenged our city to be honest with ourselves about community policing relations. we always hope that we would be different and i believe we are. we recognize that reforms are needed and we invite it, the
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united states department of justice to complete a top to bottom review of our police department. safety and reform happens because of thousands of men and women in uniform in san francisco. well, to all sworn law enforcement we appreciate you. i appreciate you. >>[applause] >> we put yourself in danger every day in the name of protecting our city. you are heroes and i think you. >>[applause] >> and to chief bill scott who is just days ago took his oath of office, welcome. >>[applause] >> i know, i know you will make
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san francisco police department and you make it into the model 21st century police department. we are completely committed to implementing all 272 of the reforms that were recommended by the united states department of justice. we are well underway as new use of force trainings begin next week. >>[applause] >> but, you know reforms are more than just about new rules and tactics. it is having officers deeply committed to the neighborhoods that they serve. cops then know the heartbeat of diverse communities they protect. we have just hired 600 new officers and pushed the faces of our diverse communities represented. in the last three police academy classes, 56% of the new recruits are people of
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color. >>[applause] >> these recruits and officers come from the communities they serve and they strive every day to earn the trust and protect the safety of those very communities. bike officers rodney and ronnie freeman who grew up in the sunnydale are here with us today could please, stand officers. >>[applause] >> this is the future of our police force. in the future is keeping the public safe in a manner that respects civil rights and the rights of all people placing the sanctity of life above all else and always, always, thinking de-escalation before force. >>[applause]
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>> well, it is also time that we move forward with full implementation of body cameras. it is time to adopt the policy for the electronic control devices to give officers an option between a baton and a gun. >>[applause] >> chief, i know you and i have discussed this a lot and it will not be easy, but our responsibilities to achieve simultaneously reform as well as keep our city safe. i know you are up for the job and the city family welcomes you. well, these ladies and gentlemen, our challenges ahead. but we are in a strong position to stand up for ourselves. stand up for our neighbors. to stand up for our values. for the immigrant laborer try to support a family,
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the union janitor fighting to afford san francisco rent, the mentally ill who need a support system that works for them could be hiv survivor who depends on healthcare. this is who we are fighting for. >>[applause] >> i know we may not see eye to eye on every issue and we must continue to have fierce debates, in a battle of ideas. constructive disagreements, and the consensus that we reach is what makes us so strong. but we also have the need to ask ourselves if division at home makes us more vulnerable to attacks from the outside. we need to consider whether the local fights we pick our for power or for policy. are we
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making budget decisions impulsively or strategically? in preparation for what could be very long four years. because in the end, we all believe in the right to health care, the right to housing, the right to live your life free of oppression or bigotry. we will face challenges from those who do not share our views, challenges the likes of which none of us have witnessed in the last eight years. these challenges will test us. in order for us to meet these challenges we must be united. >>[applause] >> when looking back with a
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year just past week about the progress that has been made by working together instead of against each other. so i stand before you asking for all of you to stand with me together, so that we can move our city forward and continue to be the shining light for our country, our america. >>[applause] >> because, if and when the federal cuts come, you will be united behind our promises and our values. ladies and gentlemen, we are ready. the state of our city is ready. we are ready to finish implement in solutions on housing, homelessness, and police reform. we are ready to defend ourselves against cynical attacks from washington dc. we
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are ready to stand up for what we believe in and we are ready to fight for those who need us. >>[cheerring] >>[applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, we are san francisco. we are ready for what is to come. i say, thank you, to all of you. let's get ready. >>[applause] >> >> >>
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>> hello. welcome to "meet your district supervisor." we are here with supervisor cohen from district 10. she started her first term in january, so she is new to the board. we will get to know her and talk about the toughest issues facing the city. welcome, supervisor. thank you for joining us. tell us a little bit about your
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background, where you grew up, where you went to school, and the jobs you have work. >> i grew up in the porthole and neighborhood. most of my childhood, i went to lakeshore elementary school. i love to talk a bell will -- about lowell high school. i studied political science with a concentration in public administration. i worked eight years, largely in the public sector. then, earned a master's degree from carnegie-mellon in pittsburgh pennsylvaniamy work . i spent time as an executive director for nonprofit on the hill. i was assistant to a wonderful person named julie middleton. the park that worked at was
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formally known as the hunters point community foundation. we did several programming for kids in the neighborhood. i also have a background in politics on both sides of the day here in san francisco and oakland. i have done fund-raising for different candidates. i have work experience with the federal reserve bank of san francisco. i am most proud of the work i have done for myself. i started a business called power forward, a social media and public policy consulting firm. >> why did you choose to return and live in san francisco? what motivated you to run? >> what motivated me was my love of san francisco. i see the changes that are happening. i see people picking cans out of the garbage. i see that there is no neighborhood grocery store. i see that small businesses are coming and going. they have not been able to
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sustain themselves. from my work experience in working for the city come in the mayor's office and in the nonprofit, i had a good sense of what the challenges were. as i looked on the horizon, i see more challenges coming. i thought i had a set of experiences and a passion and desire to serve. it started at 1 point when i was 8 years old. i took a tour here with my third grade class of city hall. coming into the rotunda, seeing the staircase, it is very mesmerizing, very memorable, and powerful. it was at that moment i decided i wanted to work here in this building. i had a short conversation with diane feinstein, the mayor then, and she spoke to the entire class. she spoke for a couple minutes. she planted the seed of public service, and to give of yourself
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selflessly, the giving of your time and talent. it was something my parents instilled in me early on. serving district 10 is an extension of who i am and a general desire to help improve the quality of life for people in san francisco. >> where do you place yourself on the political spectrum? are you left, right? >> i am more forward-thinking. for me, it is less about being left or right, or moderate or progressive. it is about the issues and creating policies that will have a sustainable and lasting positive impact on the families that live here. it is costly and difficult to do business in san francisco, to raise your children in san francisco. i would like a voice at the table to create policies that will minimize the stigma that san francisco is not a business-
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friendly city, minimize the stigma of that san francisco prioritizes the rights of dogs over children. we started walking down that path largely because of political ideology. it is less about politics. i want to have a positive impact on the city overall, specifically district 10, connecting it to the city. people have been left to defend for themselves. i am honored to have been elected to serve to be the next advocate for the next four years, hopefully the next eight years, to really protect, defense, and serve the residents of district 10. >> we will talk more about some of the issues facing district 10. before we do, i would like to know a little bit about what you learned campaigning for supervisor. talk to me a little about that
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experience. >> first, i learned that a lot of the conversations we have about our neighborhood and community happens in silos. we have folks only talking with visitation valley. we have folks in bayview only talking with and a small corner of the bayview merchant quarter. we don't have people talking to the potrero hill association. all of these different fragmented conversations are happening. there largely talking about the same thing, crime, keeping streets clean, businesses, supporting small businesses, maintaining and making sure the city is livable for everyone. no one really looked to their neighbors. they stayed within their neighborhood, but did not reach beyond the boundaries. that is one thing i saw that i actually made a concerted effort on the campaign to build bridges. for me, that goes beyond the
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neighborhood. it goes to connecting the southeast to the large part of san francisco, wake up, we're out here. we want bike paths, dog parks, open space. we no longer want to have a neighborhood or a reputation of a crime-filled community. the other thing that i learned is really, we are all human. how to connect with that spirit, whether you're living in public housing, owning your own property, your asian, african american, we are all one. we are a community. when we realize and move in the direction of being a human's and having this human experience, connecting together, really be each other's keeper, then san francisco begins to drive. i also learned through the endorsement process -- you go
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through this process to get endorsed from different popes -- different folks, or no endorsement. having a broad base. we have a choice of voting in san francisco. there were 21 candidates. no clear front-runner. no major person with a heavy political experience. no person that carried the heavy downtown interest or big business. you had a lot of candidates on an even keel. what i felt quickly was the straty to being successful was to build coalitions, and also to approach your communication in a multi land will approach. in my district, it is one of the most ethnically diverse parts of san francisco. we incorporated that. my campaign team was diverse.
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i had seniors. i had young people. i had different types of volunteers. i had folks that could speak chinese, spanish, someoan, all reaching out to bring people in. there is a certain level of malta and -- of momentum that help people. i would never ask my volunteers to do something i was not willing to do. we were at the bus stop at the morning handing out literature. i think that is critical, to bring into city hall that, yes, i am elected to lead, but more importantly to serve. that is my number one focus point. i am here to serve. when you call me, i am at 4 service. >> what about issues facing san francisco, facing your district,
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and how you are going to balance the needs of san francisco at large against the needs of your district? >> we actually see the needs of san francisco and the district cannot be counteracted or counter intuitive. when we address the needs of the district and residents, we also address the issues of folks that are living in the mission, people that are working class people, people that have blue- collar jobs. really, it is paramount and centered on education. for young people, making sure, ensuring we are providing them a quality education in public schools. i served as chair on the select committee, a committee between the members of the board of supervisors and members on the school board, coming together to address the challenges. in this particular case, we are talking about education. we are talking about a working- class community, the excelsior,
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the bayview, all of these different neighborhoods are smaller enclaves. we still see the same kinds of challenges. when the schools begin to perform a stellar academic programs, businesses will continue to relocate because the employees will want to live in san francisco and want kids to be educated here. it is a cyclical and symbiotic creation ship. another challenges that we have the highest unemployment rate in thisart of san francisco. san francisco before, the numbers are starting to come down a little bit. we have high rates in the latter part of last year, but it is starting to -- it is starting to normalize. it goes back to education. what i would like to see our pathways. not everyone will become a doctor, lawyer, or journalist, fantastic tv host. what can we do? we live in a society where we need engineers.
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we need sound engineers. we need graphic designers. there are people who prefer to learn with their hands. they like mechanics. we need to bring back some shop back in schools and allow people an opportunity for a different pathway. nursing is a pathway. validating the hair and makeup industry. there is a lot of money in that industry, and you don't need a college degree. you just need a passion, an art form, an outlet. invalidating it and creating pathways for young people to go down those paths, you want to become a nurse, here is a course at the southeast college to take you down that course. you introduce these ideas to students while they are in high school, when they are still engaged, when they have not
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disassociated. we will see more african americans becoming more involved in education. he used to be the police chief. now he is the district attorney, gascon. he had an idea about a junior academy that would take san francisco eans and give them skills to get into the academy. you can make a great living as a police officer. the same notion with the fire department. these are careers you don't normally think about when you are in high school. you often are relegated to a path to go to a four-year university. that is not for everyone. there is an opportunity for everyone to work. that is the main point i am trying to drive home. when we talk about the issues, the one that stands out for me is education, economic and work
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force of the element, stimulating the local economy. we have the third street merchant corridor and an opportunity to revitalize what i consider to be the main artery of the bayview district, of the southeast quarter. third street is a pretty long streak. from at&t park, it goes all the way to candlestick park. there is a lot of opportunity. don't squander that. we wanted to be a healthy mix that reflects the cultural history of the southeast part of the city. >> what are your thoughts on how the city can deal with the budget issue? >> we are in a very difficult time financially as a country, as a state, as a county. we have a multimillion-dollar deficit. what i see is we have competing priorities. >> ok. >> there's a whole host of non-
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profit and service organizations that provide a service and a social safety net for people. if people are not able -- they're not making money to get on calworks, or they get on aid, we cut that aid, that has an adverse affect on a population that needs it. i would like to see the city continued to move in a direction where we are prioritizing when it comes to our budget, our budget strategy. i was fortunate enough to be named to the budget -- i was not fortunate enough to be named to the budget committee. i will exercise my voice to guide us through this precarious system. i think we need to have a serious conversation about pensions and supervisor elsbernd carries a torch on pension reform. there have been other discussions about pension reform. our city assessor started the conversation about prop. 13.
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there are several things in place on the state and local level having an adverse affect on our financial health locally. we are in a quandary. we cannot really move beyond that until we remove the pocket. prop. 13 is a serious block. it would free up hundreds of thousands of dollars that could be brought into public schools and could also be in fused in our local -- infused in our local and state economy. that is a very complicated question, and one i have only brush the surface on. that is another segment. >> we will follow that by another complicated question. i would like to get your thoughts on homelessness and what the city is doing about homelessness, what direction you think we should be headed in, a
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big issue in san francisco. >> homelessness is interesting. when you look at it as a sociological perspective, we have some of the people in the homeless community enjoying being on the street. others want help. i think when we also -- we need to do a better job of taking care of those mentally ill. when you are on the street and you listen to the homeless folks or you watch them interacting, you see they are a little disturbed. i think the city overall has done a good job in terms of housing and taking them off the street, providing services. mayor newsom started a private -- program connecting members of the homeless community to services, dental, vision, therapy, housing, mental health. these are things that you and i probably take for granted. we have access and resources we can leverage. this community doesn't. in the southeast part of the
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city, we don't have many homeless facilities. there is one that i know of, providence baptist church. every night, i have seen this line wrapped around the corner. it is cold. this is a men's shelter in particular. they're coming in, they are on a floor of a gymnasium. we are not talking a lavish existence. four seasons here. definitely, i think we are a very compassionate city and just continue to extend the compassion to the homeless community. >> what is happening with crime in your district? how do you think the police department is doing to address the issue of crime in district 10? >> statistically, we have a lot of crime. homicides, there were two in the last week in my district.
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i am vice-chair of the public safety committee. safety and how we define safety, not just in terms of crime, but over a public safety, is something that is very important and one of my priorities. what i would like to see is more of a community policing approach. maybe engaging more the community. that includes organizations like safe, which is a neighborhood- based organization. neighbors get together and they're watching the streets, giving information to the police department. think about taxicabs. they are all over the city. they can be the eyes and ears of the police department if trained properly. we can also better utilize the sheriff's department. it has the same training as members of the police department. i think we could have a healthy conversation in considering partnering -- creating a
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stronger partnership with the sheriff's department. overall, crime, yes. we need to reduce the number of homicides. we need to reduce the number of aggravated assaults, petty crimes, misdemeanors. i do get my fair share in my district. that is one issue that is universal between safety and education. everyone is very concerned about it. >> talk to me about the progress on environmental cleanup in the areas of san francisco where that is a growing concern. >> you know, in san francisco, specifically in the southeast quadrant, san francisco is the industrial armpit. we have got the two major toxic sites, we have the shipyard and the lock site. both of those toxic chemicals that are still in the ground are
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from earlier activities, business activities. we also have the puc, the water treatment plant, in the district. for me, the quality of the environment is very important. it is a direct relationship with the high breast cancer rates, a cancer rates in particular, but also breast cancer, and to some degree childhood obesity, there's a correlation between the environment people are growing up in. when we talk about my legislative priorities, the environment is also on that list of priorities. minimizing asthma, maintaining the asman task force, that we will keep implementing that my predecessors started, educating people on healthy lifestyles, exercise, healthy diet. we talked about the environment. it is about the food we are taking into our body, our stress
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level, and a component that is not often discussed as our mental health -- is our mental health. mental health and physical health factor into the environment that people are living in. it is in their home, it is in the neighborhood, it is the whole southeast quadrant. any way you guys sit up, we have had our disproportionate share -- you dice it up, we have had our disproportionate share of problems that are happening. the policies and priorities of the city have been implemented. we have an opportunity -- this goes back to jobs. the puc will have a billion dollar project of rebuilding the digestors, the waste water management treatment plant in the district. making sure that people are hired from the neighborhood for
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the project, a pathway to a career that will be sustainable, and one where people can provide for themselves. they put money back into the local economy. they are buying houses, paying taxes, money is going into the school district, kids are being educated. we are raising help the community. >> thank you so much for joining us on sfgtv's "meet your supervisor." we will be back with another one of our 11 supervisors. >> item 1 roll call cleaveland
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mdm. president nakajo, here. hardeman, here. covington spirit chief of the department hayes-white, here. item to general public can't. members of the public may just the commission up to 3 min. on any matter within the commission's jurisdiction and does not appear on the agenda. speakers shall adjust the remarks to the commission as a whole and not to individual commissioners were department personnel. commissioners are not to enter into debate or discussion with a speaker the lack of response by the commissioners were department personnel does not necessarily constitute agreement with support of statements made during public comments. >> any public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[closed session] >> item 3 approval of the minutes from the regular meeting on january 11 2017. >> any public comment on the
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minutes? seeing none, commissioners? >>[inaudible] [off mic] any second? >>[inaudible] [off mic] thank you. all those in favor say, aye. thank you. approved. >> item 5 fire department administrative bulletins discussion and possible action regarding fire department administrative bulletins. please, note the draft bulletins were posted on the department's website for over 30 days in accordance with the san francisco fire code requirements on the departments scheduled a public hearing on december 14, 2016 to allow the public to provide input on the proposed bulletins. the bulletins under consideration
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at this meeting have been posted on the department's website since november 14, 2016. >> is there any public comment on this item? commissioners? i see it we have our assistant fire, marshall in the audience. any questions on these proposed administrative bulletins? yes, chief >> president cleaveland good afternoon and commissioners as well. the fire marshal is in the building that at another meeting. like to ask marshall richard brown to come up and answer questions related to this item on the agenda. administrative bulletins. >> welcome. >> good evening commissioners, chief. standing in for the fire marshal. we would like to our department would like discussion and action on our new proposed 2016 administrative bulletins. these
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initiative bulletins are part of our code and they are allowed by our fire code. they went through the vetting process of the 30 day viewing on our website. we invited public comment. we have got about 20 comments. there's about 40 administrative bulletins. most of the comments focused on about 2-3 administrative bulletins. the last time at the administrative bulletins were updated or 2010, so the code cycles change every three years. unfortunately, we miss the last code cycle but the 2010 version of the administrative bulletins were still effective and we would like to remove the 2010 that are currently on her website and propose these updated versions that really help our customers out in our fan review and fire prevention staff. so if i can-if you guys have the
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administrative bulletins in front of you? okay. i just want to point out really a good expiration on this is on the scope, 1.01 and the purpose. i will read your administrative bulletins provide clarification, interpretation, and other information regarding that san francisco fire department enforcement policies and procedures. all material contained in the ministry of bulletins is published for the benefit of the public to promote expeditious plan review and applicable code compliance. that's really the purpose and they are very helpful especially where i work at dbi plan review for fire departments. like i said there's upwards of 40 of these. at least 20 of these are applicable to plan review section of fire prevention. another 20 or so applicable for the district fire
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inspections. it really helps customers and inspectors alike for consistency purposes. >> commissioners, colleagues, any questions? >>[inaudible] [off mic] commissioner nakajo has a question >> thank you very much president cleaveland. before we go into a vote and that's one of the things we want to [inaudible] is a vote on the approval of these bulletins queen >> yes., please >> in terms of being narration of the last time this occurred was in 2010 >> that is correct >> the narration was there was about 40 bulletins in this package >> correct. >> does the number of bulletins from 2010 to this current acceptance very much?
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>> good question. we added about two or three and removed two worth it was an even wash. very close to being the same. >> did you want to do a narrative in terms of those changes are those identifiable? >> sure. so i guess we can go right down in order. the first one that was a major change is 2.01. that was active for all these years but it increased in size due to the volume and complex scope of work we do for fire alarm plans some middle spirit >> chief, what page are you on please? >> i've the table of contents of the packet. i think there are in order in your packets of each. i can identify them my
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number and title if you would like please >> please >> i was the first major change, that 2.1. we added probably 20-no 12 pages to that document. again, to assist in our enforcement of code requirements. as we scroll down, we eliminated 2.10, which was formerly high-rise elevator lobbies and providing locks on those lobbies. in 2010 that specific scope of work did not exist in the code. since in this six years of this timeframe, the code has caught up so we found the need not to include 2.10. so we removed that. the next item there is
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2.11, some middle guidelines for emergency evacuation signs. another major change. emergency evacuation signs are required in a lot of these office buildings i rises residential hotels, etc. we provided more examples of an acceptable sign in the back of this administrative bulletin. scooting down when you go to section 3, fire alarm systems, we had removed 3.02, fire alarm annunciation, and 3.05, - excuse me - 3.020 3.04, 3.05. now we are updating those three administrative bulletins to meet today's code. in that
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six-year period there were two obsolete so we removed them. but now we're reinstating them. i think that is about it and then we get to in section 4 is pretty much the same just updated to reference all our current codes and standards. then we get to section 5 miscellaneous information interpretations. i want to draw your attention to 5.08, fire service access elevators. fire service access elevators or new code requirements for fire service personnel when they design brand-new high-rises could you they provide a special elevator for us is very complicated scope of work. this a very good new document to this set of administrative bulletins love the designer and us for testing could and plan review. i hope that answers your question
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commissioner. >> thank you very much. chief, i want to ask you in terms of again i understand [inaudible] in the last review and coming up the review by your department as you say is to refine the requirements to make it easier on our customers as well as for our inspectors. >> that is correct >> do we initiate all the contemporary amendment or are we affected by building inspectors were otherwise from the building department or do we act singly within those investigations? >> that's a very good question. it's funny because these administrative bulletins
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other agencies like electrical, building, do refer to this and since we are a city family, and we have overlapping jurisdictions on some projects, we interface with each other and integrate and use these as our guide. again, to your point, more consistency with the whole city family. >> i appreciate that because the commissioners are aware that we have partners within our jurisdiction and it involves other departments. so it's reassuring to the commission, to myself as a commissioner, to the commission, that that dialogue is going on constantly to refine because it seems like we have a lot of pressure, so to speak, in terms of trying to do the work and a timely manner and just by the developments of many projects in san francisco. it seems like-we are always concerned with the amount of workload and our personnel, to be able to handle that and come out with an efficient result. i'm assuming, again, this old adoption is a refinement to make things easier. is that accurate? >> that is correct. if you went page by page, we did reference other codes besides
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the fire code for that reason. basically, we don't enforce it but please take note electrical or palming or building they go in this direction. >> tank you very much. mr. pres., thank you >> thank you vice president nakajo. any other commissioners wish to comment? and eight questions? >> i just have one question. assistant fire marshal, could you tell us if there were any changes in the air replenishment system section? >> good question. i do not believe there was. the only thing, if i can tune it up here, we did keep it in our code. >> commissioners, you may recall that sometime after we had quite a bit of discussion
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about air replenishment systems and so i was just wondering if there'd been any changes in the update as a result of those conversations? >> right. we did not change this only to reference the new code cycle here's that applicable standards. we kept it in here also because we do have existing buildings that have air replenishment systems. it is still an option to be provided in our code for certain buildings. in this bulletin, in the back, page 7 and eight makeover maintenance and we thought it was appropriate to keep that in there for maintenance reasons. but also discusses how, when, all that stuff. >> so these systems, the ones that are currently installed, they being utilized by the
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department at this point? >> i can answer that question. they are therefore is a tool for the firefighters. >> okay. perhaps the chief would like to weigh in? >> on the air replenishment system? >> yes. whether or not there currently being used. by our department? >> so they are existing on some buildings. to my knowledge we have not use them. >> okay. i just wanted to get that clarified because i saw that it was here but then i remembered the discussion regarding the air replenishment systems. thank you, chief >> i can say we do not see many of these come across our plan review desks. they elected to the alternative means which is add the fire service access elevators instead of this. which of course we encourage but it's the desires designers
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option. >> thank you. >> thank you commissioner covington. any other questions by the commissioners? one final question from commissioner nakajo >> thank you president cleaveland. the a lot of material in here. all kinds. the beating was comprehensive. you covered every area and i know what some of administrative bulletins but it covers areas of jurisdiction and concerned. previously, we had some discussion from buildings in the mission in terms of sprinkler systems or in terms of all arms. commissioner covington but up about the same pipes breathing apparatus, for myself in here as well as the sprinkler system as well. i know we have a separate high-rise committee, but to this commissioners mind
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as well, any update as we as a department respond to large office buildings and how we respond to putting a fire out? the interpretation of that was generally the sprinkler system is supposed to douse that quickly and the option of our members going up to use the air system we are talking about is optional, which to this day as i recollect we still have not use. so it's just on my mind. going outside and drive it around san francisco looking at the high-rises, continually for myself it's a what if question. the safety of our members in terms of taking care of the business of putting out the fire were the circumstances within that. so it's not a general question. it's a comment within this area of bulletins to make sure that the various areas are
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covered because there's a lot in here. that's just a comment mr. pres. >> it i can make one point there, commissioner. when they build new high-rise buildings at 120 feet the replacement system is not allowed. so 120 feet is approximately 12 floors. after that height, fire service access elevators are a requirements. so we are talking a high-rise starts at 75-120 is the air replenishment code option. >> again i appreciate the discussion can temporarily because being on the commission of a number of years every one of the segments came in to a discussion. the air replenishment system versus the high-rise elevators that has all kinds of questions about which system is can come in place making sure we got feedback from the high-rise
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community members with the assistant chiefs and the italian sheets out there. how we are going to approach this, so i appreciate that and hopefully the system that we have will take care of our needs within that. thank you mr. pres. >> thank you mr. vp. do you have a question? >> no. i have a comment. my comment is i would like to move this item for adoption >> do i have a second? >> second. >> thank you all those in favor say, aye. >>[chorus of ayes] opposed? the motion passes. thank you very much. >> not necessary for the deputy chief but i did read the last couple of days that i thought this was a real high number, 60% of all fatalities in the united states related to
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fires are caused because of either no smoke alarm or a smoke alarm that wasn't working. that is hard to believe in this day and age. so that's a very discouraging to hear that nationwide statistic and i see our fire marshal is now present he is shaking his head, yes, so i guess it was accurate when i read it it's very disturbing especially like in san francisco where we are trying to distribute them as much as we can and to find that it's a nationwide trend is very sad. what a sad way to die because your smoke alarm was not working or you do not have one. >> thank you commissioner hardeman. okay. mdm. clerk next item >> item 6 cheapo departments
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reports report from chief of department on current issues activities and events within the department since the park commission meeting of january 11, 2017 including budget academy special events communications and outreach to other government agencies and the public. report from administration. report on the administrative divisions, fleet and facility status, finance, support services, homeland security and trained within the department. >> chief, welcome. >> thank you good afternoon again president cleaveland members of the fire commission should join dwight reporting since our last meeting of january 11. first item is the budget. you will be getting a presentation on our-the status of our budget which is due third week in february. so next month from dir. corso as a separate agenda item. i'm happy to report for 16-something we are on track for revenues and expenditures and so we are
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midway through the fiscal year so that is good news. the budget committee convened and thank you for the resident cleaveland for attending on january 18 and we meeting again on january 31 as get ready to formally prepare our summation which is due third week in february. with regard to academies, are 120 first-class is in their ninth week with 52 members targeted date for graduation is april 14 the more morning of april 14. i would like to knowledge all the weight work being done at our division of training could our recruit training obviously are in-service training and special operations training. so thank you to chief coping and supper the great work they put in each and every day. there is also as part of training in the ems part of training we have a age
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3 level i academy which we welcome on january 17, 30 numbers. i believe we had one resignation. we've had 29. as eight to six week academy those are entry-level emts that will be hitting the streets after the graduation on february 24. i think it's interesting to note that i believe 16 of the 30 have paramedic licenses and a practiced as paramedics so they are very familiar with being responding to medical emergencies and they we highly trained emts and more than half our paramedics. so we look forward to them joining our department next month upon graduation. the 122nd class, we are scheduled to begin the latter part of april. i believe, april 24. we're targeting 54 members.. just this week we received the ntn national testing a work of doable list, which takes us through those were tested through november of last year. so that just arrived this week which i'm looking at and will
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begin processing for the class for april could we do have some numbers that been selected. they were selected as alternates and pending sort of a brush up on information, will be added, selected for the class but we will be also opening it up to consider additional members for the april class and the class will be occurring in the fall. michael next month is to begin that process for selection for the april class, 122nd another thing to note is were talking about economies we are looking for to the all the graduations. what are the things related to ems-and we appreciate pres. cleaveland vice president nakajo joining us say we spoke with supervisor peskin. ida conversation with mayor lee yesterday. guard noticing a trend work call volume is rapidly increasing soldiers between november and december
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were 400 additional transports ever seen no slowdown in january neither. so as a result it is having an impact on certain time periods that we are zoning on particularly friday evenings. as we know it's the end of the workweek get the people coming into the city for weekend activities of people trying to get out of the city to commute home. so we have noticed some of our response times being challenged at that particular time. so we are looking a lot of different ways to resolve that issue. one of the things that we are working with the mayor's office it was his recommendation, which i think is a great recommendation, to reconvene the workgroup that did great work collectively two years ago and that would be representatives from our departments as well as the controller's office to analyze the data to look at the call volume try and study sort of the spike particularly what we would all recategorize as peak
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periods. mayor's budget office, local 798 anticipated by some kit that we will welcome to participate just to put all the mines together all the stakeholders together employee groups as well to take a look at how we might better manage if our staffing model needs to be increased. it will need to be a conversation that we need to have even in a year were being asked to reduce our operating budget. because we are seen with a population increase, it's not surprising to us, but we are seeing huge spike in our call volume. reducing congestion has a part to play as well. it's difficult to get from point a to point b goode were looking at the amount of time our units are spending the hospitals until they can get back in service. so this whole conglomeration of things were going to start it were also going to include private partners [inaudible] as last time is looking forward to reconvene that workgroup if not
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next week first the week in february. i know we've had interest in commitment from you pres. cleaveland vice president nakajo to also participate could pray much appreciate that. moving to the next item, special events communications and outreach, on january 13 012 knowledge assistant jeopardy chief colleen eight the attended agreed [inaudible] fastball team and they played in a game against the youth guidance center, the residence that are there. that are in custody. as a great gathering of great game the sfpd one popeye lot and it was a social event after where the kids and the fire department members got to have pizza oh and ask all team members work great while models for these young men and so that was something that was put on and supported by its called city youth now and they've had games against sfpd
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in the past and chief, beanie help coordinate and put that together. i thought it was very gratifying. something we will continue to do. that was on january 13. i would also like to knowledge in honor and memory of martin luther king holiday on the 16th i was unable to participate we had our deputy chief of administration, ramona williams as well's assistant deputy chief jeff: beanie and tony rivera participate with a black firefighters association and the march which began at fourth and townsend and appreciate you represented their permit for that event. on the 17th, we had our monthly labor-management meeting with a local 798 to discuss various issues and concerns and it was good productive discussion and resolution [inaudible] we do need monthly local 798 pit on the 18th and 19th, department of human resources administered the battalion chiefs civil service examination get my
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understanding were 44 captains that set for that examination or two days. the results will be forthcoming for that examination. the battalion chief that is currently in place that is due to expire next month. also on the 18th-and i'll pass out to commissioner hardeman, thank you, something that i think is wonderful. it's a collaboration that lots of people and are determined to be at knowledge. what we are starting this year and were going to 12 sessions to correspond with the 12 months of your. each battalion will host sort of a public safety fair we are calling it. in conjunction in collaboration with the meta-project. so we are going to endeavor to once a month from nine-1 pm and we have a schedule, you will hit each battalion in the month of may is the ems we could so that location will be determined and
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it told her of this or its fire prevention week and those are the two months that we will figure out something a little bit different. but, basically, it's a collaboration for members of the public to come in and turn an expired medication in a safe manner. we also have our public information officer spent a big champion of this, jonathan baxter, available. we have fire prevention is taken active role, our education team and handing out literature i've handed out to you. we also have our fire recruitment team. firefighter brought up working under the division of training chief quality good if some ems medics on hand to do and only cpr. and we have two sfpd officers taking in the expired medications from the community. hosting station obviously promotes in the neighborhood when i got for inspections when eight open house or the public safety fair will be good because great and many probably in the audience tonight a lot of input and support and volunteering from the ccs colleges students along with nurse topock and the district of the station and hand out the
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sheets are handed to you. so in its immensity just we had our first one was last week on the 18th at battalion one, station two, 13 re: powell street and broadway. according to the records i fear [inaudible] five people attended in that 9-1 rated over 70 smoke detectors were handed out to your point commissioner hardeman. 38 participated in fire extinguisher training and many people learned hands only cpr. this is something brand-new that we are starting this year we will reach every battalion and will do something special during ems week in may and fire prevention week in october. so thank you to our members involved in that. great work. it's a new initiative to reach out even more so to our community in a nonemergency capacity. getting back to what's happened since the last
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meeting on the 11th, i was invited to attend this a third or fourth time to the british consul's residence to attend a breakfast for public safety individuals including the police chief. the president and ceo of the red cross. the head of their apartment of emergency management mythos by the british consul general. previously he was-was left out of septum and there's a new counsel general. consul gen. andrew whitaker. was a very productive discussion to oriented him to how things work particularly in a large emergency setting and how he can be responsive to his to the foreign nationals in the reside here were are visiting in terms of communication and how it works. so ongoing communication with our consult is always important. i'm going to speaking to the consular corps giving a presentation on the fire department for their april meeting. we also had a discussion with the san
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francisco unified school district that afternoon on january 19 two explored further potential school sites or school properties that may be able to be considered for potential division of training this obese when we do with the treasure island facility. we appreciate the efforts of heideman mendoza with the mayors based on who also is the vice president of the board of education. we have some initial discussions good work going to agree to sit down and needs to be give her sortable and our needs were and we will continue work with them in our efforts to explore sites down the line for division of training facility to replace the treasure island training facility when that island does it-that project does get redeveloped and the island gets redeveloped. on the 23rd, earlier this week the deputies and i met with the raiders for the age 40 test. there were 17 active and retired members from throughout the country that
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have worked in the fire service at the rate of battalion chief or above. they do a good job at reaching out to have those raiders come in and score the examination. we also have division to hear today, division chief assistant chief bob casale, who i would like to eight dollars because of legal and subject matter experts for the tester is a new test. i've heard very good things about the format of the test so far. i know you put a lot of expertise into that. i know we have two [inaudible] here as well he's also been in previous test as subject matter experts and that's key to put on a quality job related examination. so thank you for your efforts. the afternoon of monday the 23rd and pres.
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cleaveland was a result we attended the swearing-in for new police chief william scott to who i look forward to working with and i was happy to see that acting chief or interviewed tony chaplin who was here at our last meeting was appointed to assistant chief of operations. i know will be great member to chief scott who's coming from southern california guy that was craig to see that so many members in uniform lapd to support their former colleague in his new role as if bdg. so we look welcome him and i look forward to working with him. tomorrow i will be attending the mayor of the city address at 11 am good i'm not sure if any of you are going be attending that that's all i have at this point. that concludes my report >> thank you, chief. do we want to go forward and just have our chief williams give us an administrative report and i will go to public comment. >> >> good evening. pres. cleaveland. commissioners, chief, ramona williams. deputy chief of administration and
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this is my administrative report for january 2017. i will start with assignments. they just completed their vacation process for the staff at san francisco airport station and i just want to knowledge their hard work of the staff for staffing next to and specialized units for the new year's eve events. that can be kind of chaotic and they were able to manage complementing it with staff to handle any unforeseen overflow of incidents. they have also implemented the results of the annual vocation and under homeland security chief francisco continues to attend various meetings there for various training exercises as well as submit various grants so that we can acquire equipment vehicles and training other immediate resources. he
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also worked with the san francisco police department under event action plan for the weekend following the presidential inauguration. i also would like to remind the public to continue to stay vigilant and remind the public that if you see something, to say something. under investigative services bureau, they continue to perform candidate background checks for upcoming academies as well as random post accident and fire boat drug and alcohol testing for department members. during this reporting period i'm happy to report there were 34 random tests conducted and it was results were negative. under the physician's office, they also continue to administer promotional stationery and preemployment physicals for department members. they also conduct return to work and
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work-related injury exams and during this reporting period, there were 20 work-related injuries for the month of december and that is down from 32 the previous month. under support services, it totaled 147 request for services were received during the reporting period. 141 were processed and closed [inaudible]. construction of pump station one is near completion. it should be completed by next month. i think there's some minor work needed on the second floor but the majority of the work has been completed. all easter projects continue to move forward and are on track. station 16, there has been some delay to the construction of the project. one, due to the
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increment whether we can all agree it's been very wet and torrential rains. also, permits were needed to dispose of some of the hazardous materials that were removed from the station. they had to acquire permits that they had not had in the past. so the contractor is stating that the delay should be made up during the tail end of the construction so it should not affect the scheduled end date. during this construction, there are currently demolishing the second floor of the structural steel and representatives from public works continue to meet regularly the neighborhood groups just to keep them informed and answer any questions they may have. they also provide a weekly newsletter to the neighborhood for updates of the project. station five, the scheduled construction date has been pushed back to march and this
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was due to a process in the bidding process which the city upheld so the project has been re-bit by public works. it's now due on february 1. support services is working closely with the port on pier 26 relocation for the fire boat during construction. the piledriving was completed in november. we are currently working on the steel and concrete apron followed by electrical work and followed by installation of a transformer by pg&e. under fleet management, the final three and moses were delivered this month and this completes the water of nine. we received two during the month of october, for in november, and three earlier this month.


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