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planning. okay. thank you, chief nicholson. >> you're welcome. >> thank you, vice president covington. commissioner cleaveland? >> commissioner cleaveland: thank you, mr. president. i had a question -- you were here for public testimony and you heard the testimony from jeremy paul about the farmhouse and the possible dislocation of the artists there. can you give us a little background on that particular issue and if there's any sort of means by which they can upgrade that facility and not have to vacate it while they do it? >> yes. good evening, commissioners. i don't have knowledge of this particular site, but what i do know is the process, and we follow the process, and we're
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consistent with this. when we receive a complaint, we do respond and inspect. if there is a violation of the fire code, we notify the occupants. there very well may be a complaint in motion. at this time, we are not up to a violate. the intent when we respond to a violation is to make sure the tenants are safe. we're here to partner with all san franciscans and keep san franciscans safe. our kind of our guide and measurement in making a
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determination if a building is safe to say, is it safe to use, is it a deficient use, do we have proper rescuing stairs and windows? if we don't come to those determinations, we would determine it has come to an inhabitable lev inhabitable state. >> commissioner cleaveland: have you issued a notice to vacate? >> i believe we've issued four notices of to vacate in five years. we've come a number of buildings that have been occupied in violation of the building code, illegal change of use, but only five of them have been issued a notice to vacate. we do not issue a notice to vacate unless it's deemed an
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imminent danger hazard. so again, if the building is deemed reasonably safe, even though it's being occupied in violation or not per code, we will continue to work with those occupants and the building owner as they work through the process and try to get a change of use through the building department. >> commissioner cleaveland: can you keep the commission appraised of this particular farmhouse project? >> absolutely. >> commissioner cleaveland: thank you. >> president nakajo: thank you very much, commissioner cleaveland. commissioner hardeman? >> commissioner hardeman: thank you very much, commissioner nakajo. we have plenty of time, so i might get rambling. as we talk about -- on chief nicholson's time -- >> my time is your time. >> commissioner hardeman: talking about mayor breed, i think we have to give her a lot
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of accolades in doing this transition. it's a brilliant move, fantastic. very happy when we heard it. all the commissioners, i think, were involved in the fire department, especially the upper echelon, fire command staff. the other thing i talks about -- talked about, my respect for chief joanne hayes-white. i don't want to sound like the mayors feinstein, jordan, lee, and newsom. they could be difficult to work
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with, but almost in the week, mayor breed appointed heather fong for the fire department, a number of whole -- a whole litany of women leaders to take over leadership. when it comes to you, he made that decision. so any way, and then brown -- mayor willie brown, the smartest politician i ever worked with. he changed the whole city in the waterfront and mission bay. the guy is just the most fantastic mind i ever worked with in politics. the smartest guy i ever met in
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politics was jerry brown. he has a photographic memory, but willie brown, the city will never be able to repay him. i wanted to bring up the notre dame fire in paris. you know, when they showed the firefighters who made a conscious decision to risk their lives to defend this structure, that tells you something about firefighters. it's one thing when you risk your life to save a human, but it's another thing when you risk your life -- and they were risking their lives to save this structure. i think it says a lot about the type of person that is a firefighter. that was quite remarkable, and it moved me when i saw it was happening. they weren't ordered to do it, they voluntarily saved most of it.
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so that was it. i wanted to throw that out there how wonderful that was. >> president nakajo: thank you very much, commissioner hardeman. commissioner alioto veronese. >> commissioner veronese: thank you very much. commissioner hardeman reminded me of the fire in paris. that was an historical fire, something once in a lifetime we see, and i was wondering if they had needed or we had offered any resources to them or for that matter, if there's anything we can learn from that fire, and would it be worth sending somebody out there to study either the response, the fire itself, the type of building, anything related to that?
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i'm wondering since it was such an unusual fire, would it be good to send somebody from chief sotto's office. >> so church fires are notoriously difficult to fire, especially a church like that. there will be an after action report and investigation that comes out of that, and we always look at those things, whether it's from, you know, a fire in, you know, houston, texas or in north carolina or -- but we typically don't send people over there to -- during an investigation, but we do -- we always learn from incidents such as this, and we will -- once we get that
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report, once we see that report, i will. >> commissioner veronese: i'm going to be reaching out to a team of those firefighters. i'm going to invite them to come over and do the stair climb, so if there's anything that can be said on behalf of the department, let me know, and i'll say that. >> okay. thank you. >> president nakajo: thank you very much, commissioner alioto veronese, captain nicholson. captain sotto, the next meeting, you will be sitting in this seat, and part of that is to be able to have functionality and time to perform where your duties and tasks, which we know will take
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time. this commission will support you with that and with the rest of the command force. as we conclude this particular segment of administration reports, you as administration deputy chief, i just wanted to, because previously, we have acknowledged the command force, but also, there's a civilian command force as far as support, as well, and i just wanted to take advantage of the fact that financial director mark corso is here, as well. sitting behind you is someone who has served the department very well. jesu jesus de shawn, and i wanted to thank you for all your services during the time of chief joanne hayes-white. thank you, chief nicholson, very much, for your service to this department.
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thank you. >> president nakajo: madam secretary. >> clerk: commissioners reports. activities since march 19, 2019. >> president nakajo: is there anyone that would like to update -- >> commissioner hardeman: the chief was visiting from kansas city and he just walked in. i said, do you know what's happened? he said no, we're just visiting. i said, do you know we have a woman fire chief? oh, no, my. i said, do you know we have another woman replacing them? he said oh, no my.
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commissioner cleaveland introduced me to them. >> president nakajo: and thank you, commissioner cleaveland, for introducing our visitor from kansas city. the only thing i wanted to report is i as the president had to meet with the grand jury, and i met with them on april the 15. the grand jury meets with the fire commission on a yearly basis and writes a report. commissioners, as we all know, the grand jury are volunteers, and then to be privy to this information and discussion, a lot of the discussion was on the awss, auxiliary water system, as well as discussion on the next big one, the earthquake. i thought particularly, it was appropriate that we had the nert training that was immediately following our grand jury interview. you will hear probably in the report some comment about this department in terms of our readiness for the big one but
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also i remarked to the grand jury that their component is such an important component born out of the tragedy of '89, but citizens are going to be utmost in terms of working with us as a department. yes, we are first responders -- or the department is first responders, but if we don't have trained citizens out there in san francisco to help and provide services as well as relief, it's going to be a great thing that we're going to need. so i appreciate training, i appreciate the concept of being ready, i made remarks that we're not trying to scare anybody in terms of the eventuality, but we know that we're going to have to be prepared and we know that we're going to have to be ready. thus, the training.
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[inaudibl [inaudible] >> president nakajo: at this time, is there any public comment for commissioners report? madam secretary. >> clerk: item six, agenda for next and future fire commission meetings. >> president nakajo: commissioners, i purposely tried to make this meeting
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simple so that all of us can share some time with you, chief hayes-white, on your last commission meeting. a next meeting, we have a charter amendment on discipline that will be given by the city attorney. we also have a closed session that's scheduled, as well, for your point of information, and that will be in the next commission meeting that's scheduled for may, i believe may the 8. madam secretary, is there any other item on this particular point? >> clerk: not that i have. >> president nakajo: all right. thank you, commissioners, at this point? all right. thank you very much. is there any public comment on agenda for next and future fire commissions from the public? seeing none, public comment is closed. madam secretary. >> clerk: item seven, resolution 2019-02, discussion and possible action regarding proposed resolution commending
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chief joanne hayes-white for her dedication and outstanding service to the members of the san francisco fire department and the city and county of san francisco. >> president nakajo: chief h hayes-white, in terms of this, all of the commissioners are going to participate in this resolution. we haven't had a chance to rehearse, so this is life, coming from -- live, coming from the heart of the commissioners. this resolution is 2019-02. the commission assisted the county attorney in putting together this resolution, so i wanted to acknowledge maureen, as well. if we could start with our vice president, proceeded by commissioner cleaveland and then commissioner hardeman and commissioner veronese, we can present this resolution. commissioner covington. >> commissioner covington: thank you, mr. president.
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whereas joanne hayes-white entered the fire department in 1990, and became the first woman fire chief in january 2004. and. >> commissioner cleaveland: whereas chief joanne hayes-white has served the san francisco fire department with passion, integrity and honesty. and. >> commissioner hardeman: whereas over the nearly 30 years of her service to the san francisco fire department, joanne hayes-white has attained many goals and has worked tirelessly to achieve the goals of the san francisco fire department. and. >> commissioner veronese: whereas the san francisco fire department wish to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of chief joanne hayes-white and
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for her efforts to make the san francisco fire department one of the most diverse in the nation. >> president nakajo: be it known that the san francisco fire commission acknowledges chief joanne hayes-white, and thank her for her devotion and outstanding service to the members of the san francisco fire department and the city and county of san francisco. at this point, i'll take public comment on this resolution. if there's no public comment, public comment is closed. i'll call for the question. >> so moved. >> second. >> so moved. >> president nakajo: i'll call for the question. all in favor? thank you very much, commissioners. thank you very much for
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participating. [applause] >> president nakajo: on behalf of the san francisco fire commission, thank you very much. the commission secretary assisted me in this, as well. congratulations and godspeed to you. >> commissioner hayes-white: thank you very much, everybody. [applause] >> president nakajo: at this particular time, in terms of adjournment, we'd like to close this commission meeting in
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memory of vince nolan. commissioners, i'm going to need a motion and a second. >> commissioner hardeman: move. >> commissioner covington: second. >> president nakajo: moved by commissioner hardeman, seconded by commissioner covington. ladies and gentlemen, this meeting is concluded. thank you.
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san francisco is surrounded on three sides by water, the fire boat station is intergal to maritime rescue and preparedness, not only for san francisco, but for all of the bay area. [sirens] >> fire station 35 was built in 1915.
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so it is over 100 years old. and helped it, we're going to build fire boat station 35. >> so the finished capital planning committee, i think about three years ago, issued a guidance that all city facilities must exist on sea level rise. >> the station 35, construction cost is approximately $30 million. and the schedule was complicated because of what you call a float. it is being fabricated in china, and will be brought to treasure island, where the building site efficient will be constructed on top of it, and then brought to pier 22 and a half for installation. >> we're looking at late 2020 for final completion of the fire boat float. the historic firehouse will remain on the
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embarcadero, and we will still respond out of the historic firehouse with our fire engine, and respond to medical calls and other incidences in the district. >> this totally has to incorporate between three to six feet of sea level rise over the next 100 years. that's what the city's guidance is requiring. it is built on the float, that can move up and down as the water level rises, and sits on four fixed guide piles. so if the seas go up, it can move up and down with that. >> it does have a full range of travel, from low tide to high tide of about 16 feet. so that allows for current tidal movements and sea lisle rises in the coming decades. >> the fire boat station float will also incorporate a ramp for
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ambulance deployment and access. >> the access ramp is rigidly connected to the land side, with more of a pivot or hinge connection, and then it is sliding over the top of the float. in that way the ramp can flex up and down like a hinge, and also allow for a slight few inches of lateral motion of the float. both the access ramps, which there is two, and the utility's only flexible connection connecting from the float to the back of the building. so electrical power, water, sewage, it all has flexible connection to the boat. >> high boat station number 35 will provide mooring for three fire boats and one rescue boat. >> currently we're staffed with seven members per day, but the fire department would like to establish a new dedicated marine unit that would be able to respond to
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multiple incidences. looking into the future, we have not only at&t park, where we have a lot of kayakers, but we have a lot of developments in the southeast side, including the stadium, and we want to have the ability to respond to any marine or maritime incident along these new developments. >> there are very few designs for people sleeping on the water. we're looking at cruiseships, which are larger structures, several times the size of harbor station 35, but they're the only good reference point. we look to the cruiseship industry who has kind of an index for how much acceleration they were accommodate. >> it is very unique. i don't know that any other fire station built on the water is in the united states. >> the fire boat is a
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regionalesset tharegional assete used for water rescue, but we also do environmental cleanup. we have special rigging that we carry that will contain oil spills until an environmental unit can come out. this is a job for us, but it is also a way of life and a lifestyle. we're proud to serve our community. and we're willing to help and we're willing to help people in any way we can. - working for the city and county of san francisco will immerse you in a vibrant and dynamic city that's on the forefront of economic growth, the arts, and social change.
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our city has always been on the edge of progress and innovation. after all, we're at the meeting of land and sea. - our city is famous for its iconic scenery, historic designs, and world- class style. it's the birthplace of blue jeans, and where "the rock" holds court over the largest natural harbor on the west coast. - the city's information technology professionals work on revolutionary projects, like providing free wifi to residents and visitors, developing new programs to keep sfo humming, and ensuring patient safety at san francisco general. our it professionals make government accessible through award-winning mobile apps, and support vital infrastructure projects like the hetch hetchy regional water system. - our employees enjoy competitive salaries, as well as generous benefits programs. but most importantly, working for the city and county of san francisco gives employees an opportunity to contribute their ideas, energy, and commitment
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to shape the city's future. - thank you for considering a career with the city and county of san francisco. sustainability mission, even though the bikes are very minimal energy use. it still matters where the energy comes from and also part of the mission in sustainability is how we run everything, run our business. so having the lights come on with clean energy is important to us as well. we heard about cleanpowersf and learned they had commercial rates and signed up for that. it was super easy to sign up. our bookkeeper signed up online, it was like 15 minutes. nothing has changed, except now
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we have cleaner energy. it's an easy way to align your environmental proclivities and goals around climate change and it's so easy that it's hard to not want to do it, and it doesn't really add anything to the bill. much.
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>> thank you for coming. >> we are ready. >> the meeting will come to order. this is the april 19th 2019 meeting of the san francisco local agency formation commission. i am centrally fewer, chair of the commission. i am joined by our chief commissioners. the clerk of the commission is victor young. i would like to thank the staff
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at san francisco government t.v. for arranging today's meeting. unfortunately commissioner hilary ronen is having to step down from our commission. we have appreciated her role in this body and want to thank her for her service. mr. clerk, do you have any announcements? >> please make sure to silence also phones and electronic devices. speaker cards and copies of any documents included as part of the testimony should be submitted. >> mr. clerk, please assist commissioner singh on her apparatus? thank you. one moment, please. thank you very much. mr. clerk, can you please call item number 2?
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>> item number 2, approval of the minutes from the march 15th 2019 a regular meeting, i would like to note there is one correction needed in that the title of the documents should read minute and not agenda. >> thank you very much. do any commissioners have any changes to the minutes of the march 15th meeting? seeing no changes, let's open this up for public comment. are there any members of the public who wish to comment on item number 2, the minutes of the meeting? mr. wright. >> i don't know anything about the minutes of the meeting, but the two minutes that i do have, i want to make an announcement, and when i get to public comment i'm going to demonstrate how to sink and save $66,000,000.1 building apartment building complexes. i have been stressing for years, but not getting nowhere to explain that when you get a
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developer, you need a nonprofit developer, and quit getting developers are in it to make money and putting profit over safety. i will demonstrate that you can save $66 million per building, and this technique is pertaining to the inclusionary rule, where you are supposed to include the most honorable people to give housing. that is why everybody voted for them. then after being put into effect , you come up with this loophole that the developer, the construction company can pay the mayor's office on housing $2 million in order to not include the inclusionary people who the rule was targeted for, and then build another building and performed the same procedure all over again, that's why you have so many people out on the street, and about you setting the affordable housing, you claim it is affordable housing, yet you make the lowest income
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at $80,000, $70,000 a year, and out of nerve say that is low income housing. i'm real upset with kate hartley she came up here last week, this week and put up a scale and said that this is low income, and very low income, and the truth of the matter is, the people in the very low and low income brackets is not being included in the housing opportunities, it is disgusting, it is not fair, and the new supervisors, i will show you how they are not following the rules of regulations pertaining to mission rock. it has 1,000 apartment buildings i think 33% is supposed to be for low income bracket and very low income bracket people. i think that comes out to 250 of those apartments is supposed to be for very low and low -- >> thank you, thank you, mr. wright. are there any other members of the public that would like to comment on item number 2? seeing none, public comment is closed. is there a motion to approve the
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minutes? >> yes. >> motion made by commissioner mar and seconded by commissioner singh. we can take that without objection. the minutes are approved. mr. clerk, please call item number 3. >> item number 3, community choice aggregation activities report. >> thank you very much. we will have a presentation on the clean power s.f. director of the san francisco public utilities commission with updates about enrolment, as well as state legislative updates. go ahead. >> good morning, commissioners. i'm the director of clean power s.f. for the san francisco public utilities commission. i do have a few slides for you today that will run through in a fairly brief update, it is a pleasure to be with you in this meeting in april. it is a big month, it is earth month. it also happens to be the month that clean power s.f. really and truly goes citywide by completing our enrolment of residential accounts in the city and county.
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so we are going to cover our enrolment and service status and we will provide, as the chair mentioned, a state legislative update and then we are happy to answer any questions you may have. >> thank you very much. >> as i just mentioned, starting the beginning of this month, the clean power s.f. program began enrolling about 280,000 customer accounts citywide, mostly residential, a little under 1,000 of those were commercial customers, so what that means is now -- as of the end of april, about a week and a half from now , the program will have enrolled more than 400,000 customer accounts citywide, which is about 99-point 9% of our potential. the only remaining accounts are some of the largest commercial accounts in the city, which we are going to go back and speak to the second half of this
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calendar year, and that was an approach we took as a risk mitigation measure. they command a lot of sales, so we want to make sure we have the time to understand their interest in staying with the program. so what that means on the opt out and upgrade statistics that we try to show every time we come here and speak with you, is that the cumulative out rate for the program is now two-point 7%. you might recall, it was about three-point 4% last month. that has come down because we have enrolled a lot of accounts. we're still in the open enrolment period. there are a couple more months of that, so do expect more opt outs to come through, but we are on the trajectory that we were anticipating, maybe even a little bit better. so the super green upgrade rate is now one point for%. that includes the accounts we have enrolled. that represents three-point 5% of our program annual energy sales, and i wanted to draw that
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distinction here. because last time i reported to you ever super green enrolment rate was higher, so it has come down because the sheer number of accounts has gone up, but we haven't -- we have a significant number of sales, and that is ultimately what counts when it comes to addressing climate change. i know this is still a relatively small percentage overall, but we are addressing that by improving the carbon footprint of our entire energy purchases. i also wanted to add another stat here, which is it has come down to one point 4%, but ever super green enrolments have also continued to grow. we added 24% more super green enrolments since we in -- since we started. things are going wrong -- well. this is a voluntary action on the part of our customers. one last thing, how do we compare with our peers? so mce clean energy which has
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spread is now multicounty, c.c.a., they have been operating since 2010. there upgrade rate is 1.9% the c.c.a. in sonoma is 1%. our goal is 5%. we think that we are setting our target pretty high, and we think that san francisco will deliver, too. so that is my report on enrolment and i will pause here if you have any questions before he handed over to my colleague. >> i see no one on the roster. >> okay. so i will hand it over to susanne of our external affairs team who will walk you through the update. >> thank you. >> hello, commissioners, thank
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you so much for having me today. i'm on the policy and governors affairs team. we submitted our slides before an important develop it came up and stay policy late last week, the report from the governor's strike team on wildfires and climate change came out, so it is not on the slide, but we wanted to give you a quick update on that and give you a chance to ask any questions you might have. you might remember governor newsom newson convened a strike force on wildfires in january, last friday the strikeforce released its report on california policy options to reduce the risk of utility caused wildfires, as well as utility financial problems linked to wildfires. the report focuses on the urgent need for wildfire mitigation and suppression, developing a safer and more reliable electricity system and keeping costs affordable for all californians. and importantly, the report notes a catastrophic wildfires
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are exacerbated by climate change and says it is critical to state's progress in clean energy is not derailed. the reports recommended many recommendations focusing on five key areas for action. the first one is wildfire prevention and response, the second is mitigating climate change their clean energy policies. number 3 is fair allocation of catastrophic wildfire damages. number 4 is a more effective cpuc with the tools needed to manage a changing utility market , a number 5 is holding them accountable and building utility that prioritizes safety. the report mentions c.c.a. most prominently in section two, which is mitigating climate change through clean energy section, it touches on the impact of c.c.a.s and direct access providers in the evolution of the energy market. the report highlights that c.c.a. his are playing an important role in advancing clean energy in california and it also recommends and state actions including evaluating a
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resource adequacy backstop via the legislative process, increasing transparency for load serving entities such as c.c.a.s and steak ordination of procurement, increased variability in generation and consumption, and the report also recommends considering a change to the state's condemnation law which holds utilities accountable for wildfires even if they are not explicitly just explicitly at fault. we expect many of these concepts will surface in the legislature in the coming months and we will be engaging on her own and through c.c.a. i can pause here for any questions on the report. >> i see no names on the roster. >> great. okay. i will go ahead and then talk about our state legislative update at this point starting with ab 56. it is one of the bills we are closely monitoring so far, the sfpuc is opposed to this bill, as is cal c.c.a. other opposition so far come from socal edison, and stakeholders including p.g. & e, semper energy, the american wind
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energy association and the solar energy industries association all says they can only support only the significant amendments. this to focuses on a concerned that we are seeing quite a victim of -- a bit of an sacramento, that is how to ensure grid reliability with an increasingly decentralized energy system. it did pass the assembly utilities and energy commission, although there was scepticism from legislators. the bill would give the cpuc the ability to tasking existing state agency is a procurement backstop. at the hearing last week for the bill, we focus and how the bill will be amended to address any stakeholder concerns and should be seen as a starting point for discussions. c.c.a. is providing some ideas for different amendments to make it a little bit more tenable for c.c.a.s. we currently believe that a central buyer is unnecessary, however, we will would be willing to support one who is responsibilities are limited to procuring unmet local resource adequacy capacity.
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so we will definitely be continuing to engage on this bill and report back to as the session progresses, any questions on ab 56? great. ab 1362 is another bill we wanted to draw your attention to it would not be applicable to clean power s.f. because it applies primarily to c.c.a.s that are in development, but cal c.c.a. is opposing this bill. it would over stern s.p. 790 which was signed into law into 2011 and has the cpuc with adopting a code of conduct to prohibit investor-owned utilities for marketing against c.c.a.s unless funded by shareholders. so this prevents the iou from using their position and market power to undermine c.c.a. developments. this bill is currently in assembly utilities and it will be heard next week. and s.b. 155 is another bill that cal c.c.a. is opposing. we are also still in the process of reviewing and determining our position. it would allow the cpuc to audit
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load serving entities like c.c.a.s, the compliance with the renewable portfolio standard requirement, and ensure corrective action when there is no compliance. cal c.c.a. is concerned that the bill would reduce c.c.a.s' flexibility and metonymy and increase procurement costs, and affect programmatic goals. that will be heard as well in the senate next week on the 24 th. any questions about those two bills or anything else. >> any comments? seeing none. >> thank you very much. >> thank you for your time. >> let's open this up for public comment. is anyone who like to comment on item number 3? seeing none, public comment is now closed. there is no action to be taken from the commission on this matter. mr. clerk, please call item number 4. >> item number 4, consideration of approval a proposed budget for 2019, 2020. >> thank you very much. i like to bring up our executive director to present on this item
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. >> thank you, madame chair. i'm the executive officer, and i'm here today to present the 2019, 2020 budget. every year, the city and county of san francisco is required to fund for the general fund in the amount of $297,342. in addition, we have an m.o.u. with the san francisco public utilities commission, which funds our work as the oversight authority for clean power s.f. this year, there were no new requests for funding, and there's only a few slight changes, which i will explain. first, though, this is a history , this slide is a history of our work order balance with the sfpuc. in the second column at the bottom, you can see that we
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spend about $10,000 this year, most of it was for my time working on clean power s.f., and also to pay our clean power s.f. interns a modest stipend, i've been careful not to draw a lot from this fund so we can preserve as much as possible for our work on the local buildout planning for clean power s.f., and as you know it, our previous meeting approved an r.f.q. to retain removable energy experts and i am looking at completing a draft of that r.f.q. also we expect the p.u.c. to approve an extension of the m.o.u. which expires this fiscal year. sometime in late may, which would be the earliest i am told. this next slide is our general fund balance. our general fund appropriation expenditures and the year in balance for lafco from 2007 onward. we have set aside a reserve of
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about $45,000, or 15% of the annual budget. the second column, bottom figure shows ever projected here in balance and expenditures. that is going to leave us with about $23,000 to carry over into next year's budget. these are our expenditures to date, and everything is pretty much on budget with one exception, and in the last few months, we have exceeded our budget for legal services and there's a few reasons for that, one is, we have asked our legal council to do more work, two is the time spent on boarding our new team, and we have worked out a plan to ensure we stay within budget moving forward, and i have to say, i'm enjoying working with her and the rest of the legal team at richards watson. we have proposed slightly higher legal budgets this year only an increase of about $3,000, based on this year's spending.
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and then our final slide is our proposed budget for fiscal 2019, 2020, a few notes, under the line item that says executive officer services, i have lowered my salary estimate for the coming year, as you know i am an independent contractor. last year we had $156,000 budgeted, based on this year's spending and my time, we have lowered it to 150,000 for the coming year. other line items, lafco memberships are slightly higher this year. travel and training, this is mostly to attend lafco events and community choice energy conferences. the rest of the line items are pretty cut and dry. the biggest difference, and -- in this proposed budget, because we do have about $50,000 to play with, i'm proposing 25,000 additional dollars to our labor study, this is to help with media outreach on the final report, printing, photography, i
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hope to establish a website that would be a resource for on-demand workers, and i also like to bring on a part-time research associate to assist me with the labor study, this is to ensure that i can manage my time while working on both the study and clean power s.f. i should let you know that we do have about $450,000 in funding requests. there are currently pending for our labor study with the san francisco foundation and the state legislature, i'm not sure how much of that is going to come through, but keeping my fingers crossed. so all told, the budget will have about a $26,000 carryover, plus $45,000 in reserves going forward, i would like to think the clerk of the board's office for her help on the budget, and with that, i would urge your approval. i'm happy to answer any questions and she is here as well. >> thank you very much. any questions or comments about
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the budget? seeing none, we will open it up for public comment. are there any members of the public would like to comment on his budget? >> i haven't started talking yet and you started my time. >> reset the? , thank you, mr. clerk. >> you talk about your budget, we would have a lot more money to have in your budget if we wouldn't have to ask for more money, for example, here's 144 -- s.f. viewer, please. this is a hundred and 44 unit apartment building complex that is being built in mountain view. they are charging $56 million to build this unit. when you build apartment building complexes in san francisco, per unit you charged $850,000 per unit, at 144 units
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of apartment building complexes, that would cost the city $122 million. hundred 44 unit apartment building complex thing built at $56 million, you save $66 million per building by having a developer build a department built -- apartment building complex at hundred 44 units for $56 million. now, avenue some says 500 million is going to be directed towards helping homeless people, okay, and by the same response, the economic council wants to spend 12.7 million to house all the homeless people that is located in san francisco bay area. is that clear? and here is the mountain view building where it only costs $56 million for this building. and this just flows.
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san mateo it's building 68 unit building for $57 million, so if you use this technique, you will be saving millions of dollars, and all the people that is homeless out on the street can have their own apartments instead of going in and out of navigation centers. you keep doing the same thing over and over, year after year, administration after administration, and turn around and wonder why you have so many people on the streets. it is not fair. >> thank you, mr. right. are there any other public speakers? seeing none, public comment is now closed. can we please have a motion to approve the budget, please? so moved by commissioner singh, seconded by commissioner mar. can we take that without objection? thank you very much. please call item number 5. >> item number 5, update on the request for proposals for a survey of on-demand workers workers in san francisco.
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>> madam chair, thank you. did i -- can i just make a statement -- >> yes, please. >> i wanted to highlight a conflict of interest that i have with this item, and due to my prior employment with the jobs of justice, and they are listed as the source of income on my latest form 700 filing, so jobs of justice along with a number of other entities submitted a proposal in response to the r.f.p. to the labor mobility survey, and so for those reasons i request to be excused for this item. >> thank you very much. is there a motion to excuse commissioner mar we. >> motion made by commissioner singh, seconded by commissioner fewer, we can take that without objection. commissioner mar is excuse for this item.
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mr. goebel, please continue. >> thank you, madam chair. commissioners, i'm very excited to reports that we have chosen it winning bidder for our survey of on-demand workers in san francisco, and i have sent each of you and your staff a copy of the proposal. first little background of how we arrived to today. we originally issued a request for proposals in january, and extended the deadline to the end of march. i did outreach to a number of organizations who have experience in this area, and though i hoped we would ultimately get multiple proposals, in the end we received only one, but it was a strong one that exceeded expectations. because we only received the one proposal, i served as a sole r.f.p. evaluator, and examined it based on its merits on the criteria outlined in the r.f.p. it scored high in the proposal and the interview evaluations, and last week i announced we had
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-- we tend to wear the contract to a group of economic economic researchers he will form a unique partnership with community organizers, the survey will be designed by on-demand workers and themselves. so the partners, i will mention them briefly. chris spinner who is the fact you do director at santa cruz, he is going to serve as the principal investigator and the person responsible for coordinating the project with me , steve mckay is an associate professor of sociology at santa cruz. he will play a key role in developing the survey and the methodology. mr. fang, executive director of jobs with justice san francisco will serve as the partner with engaging local community organizations, and especially reaching racially diverse and vulnerable workforce populations , aaron johannsson is the research director of the jobs with justice education fund , she will collect
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information on prior surveys and serve as an overall advisor and coordinator. last but not least, hayes with and matt schlesinger are the cofounders of the driver seat cooperative. this is an app that can be used to collect data from on-demand workers, anticipate being able to deploy this -- for hundreds of on-demand workers, which will to collect data and inform the survey. anticipate this data will be very helpful in terms of transportation data to the transportation authority and the sfmta. every one of these partners brings extensive experience on labor issues to the table, they all have impressive resumes, resume is, the academic researchers have long histories doing research on issues related to the restructuring of work, and the economic security, jobs are justice san francisco, as you know is a diverse coalition of more than 30 community faith-based student or labor
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organizations. they are going to take the lead on recruiting workers for the survey. that a partners also have experience conducting surveys in multiple languages. they will begin by recruiting workers for a series of focus groups, in which they will develop the questions and the methodology. the researchers plan to use multiple methods, data sources to enhance their findings. there's also this other thing which i'm really excited about is they are in discussions about a potential partnership on the survey with the u.c. berkeley labor sensor. the researchers there are already stuck it -- studying the gig economy, and that partnership could potentially provide aggregate anonymous data from on-demand workers in san francisco by examining tax returns over many years for a partnership with the franchise tax board. i also want to add that the partners experience with
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ensuring the confidentiality of those who participate in the survey. they have a plan to keep all of this information storage and an encrypted format. it is an impressive proposal, and i'm thrilled to be able to work with every one of those partners to come up with a series of policy recommendations to address the problems and the issues that we find in the survey, i am now entering into contract negotiations with professor benner and the rest of the team. i hope to bring a contract to you for approval at our may 17 th meeting. there is no action required on this item today, but i am very excited to move forward. >> it sounds very exciting. commissioner singh? >> sorry, there we go. i want to echo commissioner fewer and a incredibly excited about this. i wanted to resurface something that i think could come up or i had brought up many meetings ago at this point, but i would be interested to know if some of the data collection is going to involve, or is going to be able
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to capture tipping practices, so i brought that up last time, but since it has come up, there has been a lot more controversy around companies such as door dash, and insta cart to have refused -- insta card says they have changed their policy, but door dash, for example, which is used heavily in san francisco, has refused to change the policy where they are basically deducting tips out of the wages they would pay their delivery drivers otherwise. still very interested if the study is going to try and capture that data, or is it possible to do so? >> thank you. i can tell you, most definitely, that that will be one of the issues the researchers look into i have been in contact with supervisor peskin's office he has been looking into this issue i know the bureau of labor enforcement standards for the city is also conducting an investigation of door dash. i have been in touch with them as well. yes, tipping policies of companies will most defel


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