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assist our consumers with finding an independent provider. additionally, the public authority provides background checks investigations and fingerprinting services to aid in the enrolment process for providers. the public authority also offers a mentorship service that is designed to provide hands-on assistance to all consumers when hiring an independent provider. lastly, the public authority has a one-stop centre that provides community resources, training and education, in addition to safety and protective supplies to independent providers. the in-home supportive services program request your approval for this contract with san francisco in-home supportive services public authority. i'm happy to answer any questions the commission may have. thank you.
>> any questions from the commission? any comments from the public? hearing none, there we go again. >> so moved. >> i'll second. >> moved and seconded. all in favor say aye? >> aye. >> opposed? past. -- item is passed. >> v. requesting authorization to enter into a new grant agreement with san francisco in-home supportive services public authority for the provision of emergency on-call in-home supportive services during the period of july first, 2019, through june 30th, 2022 in an amount of $1 million plus a 10% contingency for a total amount
not to exceed $1.5 million. brenda mcgregor. >> thank you. the second item before you is a contract with the san francisco in-home supportive services public authority for emergency calls ihss. this contract is a critical component of our continuum of services as it provides homecare -- i'm sorry. again, this contract is a critical component of our continuum of services as it provides homecare services to ihss consumers who have an immediate need but no available provider to serve them. emergency on-call is typically required in two instances.
one being a consumer's at regular regular provider cancelled on short notice, or the provider quit abruptly, which could result in the consumer being at risk without homecare. another circumstance is when a consumer is discharged from a hospital and/or a skilled nursing facility, but lacks a support system and has no other provider in place. emergency on-call providers are available seven days a week, this includes holidays, from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on the average, the public authority serves over 650 hours of homecare to approximately 65 unique ihss consumers a month. the in-home supportive services,
again, request your approval for this contract with san francisco in-home supportive services public authority. i am happy to answer any questions the commission may have. thank you. >> question, just for context, are they always able to meet every need for this, or is there a greater need for this service then this can achieve? do you happen to know? either more people that sometimes need this emergency call service or through this funding are we usually able to cover all the needs that come up that way? i'm wondering -- >> we are usually able to cover it. >> yes. >> okay. >> we will not leave anyone without provision of care. >> any further questions from the commission? comments from the public? okay. >> so moved. >> it has been moved and
seconded and the call for the vote. all in favor say aye. >> aye. >> motion carries. w. requesting authorization to modify the existing grant agreement with home bridge for the provision for home supportive services, contract mode and provider skills development training and support during the period of july first 2019, through june 30th, 2020 for an additional amount of $27 million plus a 10% contingency for a new total amount not to exceed $96 million brenda mcgregor. >> this third item before you is a request for a one-year extension request of our
existing contract with home bridge. this is a contract mode ihss and provider skill development training and support. we serve roughly 5% of ihss 23,000 consumers who cannot supervise or direct the independent provider. this is usually due to cognitive and/or behavioral health disabilities. and the contract mode, ihss consumers receive homecare from specially trained and supervised providers as well as support services and coordination from care supervisors. home bridge serves an average of 38,000 hours of homecare monthly to 850 consumers.
to receive basic and advanced skill development training that will enable them to acquire the skill set to provide safe, efficient, and appropriate homecare services to all consumers. home bridge will provide ongoing basic training to 100% of its staff providers as well as registry providers basic and advanced training is for all independent providers with the expectation that 5% of the over 20,000 eligible providers will take at least one training course. the in-home supportive services program request your approval for the extension of our
existing contracts with home bridge for the period of july first, 2019 -- i'm sorry, through june 30th of 2020. i'm happy to answer any questions the commission may have. thank you. >> public? hearing none, -- >> i will move to approve. >> second. >> it has been moved and seconded. all in favor say aye? >> aye. >> moved. >> thank you. >> we are getting there. [laughter] >> item x., requesting authorization to modify the existing grant agreement with community living campaign for
the provision of research employment services for older adults and adults with disability during the period of july first, 2019 through june 30 th 2020 in an additional amount of $612,000 plus a 10% contingency for a total amount not to exceed $1 million. >> good morning, commissioners. today we seek your approval for a grant modification with community living campaigns reserve program. recently this program has expanded and it was maybe two months ago that we were here to include additional community partners in the jobs now program to expand the footprint of employment for older adults and adults with disabilities and reach more to find employment. the program seeks to promote the department's broader vision to
open up more employment opportunities for older adults and out of the disabilities throughout san francisco. as a side note, tomorrow the reserve program and work matters event over on the first units on 1187 franklin, there are flyers up on the table if you are interested. i also want to make a side note, they were able to provide interpreters in cantonese and in spanish of individuals called within 72 hours prior to the event, which is a wonderful option to have for folks. so this event, community partners. there will be a forum discussing employment opportunities, opportunities to network, we are also providing lunch. with that, i'm happy to answer any questions you may have. >> anything from the commission? anything from the public? okay. we are ready.
>> i will move to approve. >> second. >> we have been moved, seconded, and we call for the vote. all in favor say aye. >> aye. >> motion carries. requesting authorization to modify the existing grant agreement with open house for the provision of the housing resources for older adults and adults with disability during the period of july first, 2019 through june 30th, 2020. and an additional amount of $24,000 plus 10% contingency for a total amount not to exceed $50,000. michael is presenting. >> hello, i am subbing in this morning and i will be joining
you on the rest of today's journey through the agenda. the item before you is a housing list that is put together by one of our contractors, relatively straightforward. we research and public published a multi- a front of a housing list. it is for san francisco opportunities as well as local bay area county opportunities in the surrounding area. they have compiled their list by researching various housing resources including the housing authority and the various counties, property management companies, nonprofit real estate development companies, and other government and nonprofit resources that they have just become aware of as they built their expertise around us. they keep the list fresh by having staff and volunteers on a regular basis to make sure it is correct. the list is now to over 4,000 -- sent out to 4,000 e-mail addresses. they have additional impact as those be -- end up being forwarded on and on. i end up with three or four
forwards each month, so i think the forward button is a good thing in the e-mail. the list itself is available only in english. , though the open house grantee does work closely with our aging and disability resource centre. there's a network of 13 of them in the community to provide translation support as needed at those locations. i think that is my summary. if you have any questions about this, i would be happy to answer >> does it just list affordable housing opportunities or is it is expanded to include others, other tips for people who wouldn't qualify for a housing. >> that's a great question. >> it's in that gap area there. >> i think it focuses on affordable housing options. i think there is a range of what that means. it includes other tips, it includes an f.a.q. section with about searching for housing and has other resources listed in
there. it is not a full compendium of all opportunities. >> right, i just wondered how much because of the fact that people fall into this middle income gap. they can't find housing in san francisco and they don't qualify for affordable so i wonder if they had expanded at all into that area. >> i can double check on that. i don't think so. >> i was just curious. thank you. this is great anyway. it is still very helpful. thank you. >> i know the mayor's office of housing do something similar to this. is this in any relationship? >> i think you're maybe referring to dahlia? maybe there's something out there that i don't know of. i guess i would note that there is they dahlia online system, it is a portal that has been developed by mohcd or h.s.h.,
i'm not totally sure. i have talked with them about this. there is a question of if there is one great resource, i think that is always something the community has been hoping for. open house just tell me that that resource, when they go and look at that, they find that it is almost completely accurate and rarely do they find a san francisco opportunity that is not on there. i think that is a very good thing. >> the reason i ask is because they presented before the lgbt task force of the human rights commission when they launched, and i was curious as to what the difference between this and that was. >> this historically predates the dahlia system. i think we have a potential overlap now. i think other aspects of this is dahlia does not cover nonsan francisco opportunities, and this does. >> thank you. any other comments work
questions from the commission? any questions or comments from the public? hearing none, we go. >> moved to approve. >> second. >> it is being moved, seconded, call for the vote. all in favor say aye. >> aye. >> opposed? motion carries. thank you. finally, is dead -- z-letter. requesting authorization to enter into a new grant agreement with the institute for the provision of the long term care program during the period of july first, 2019 through june 30 th 2021 in the amount of $1 million plus a 10% contingency for a total amount
not to exceed $120 million. michael again. >> this is an ombudsman program. the program itself provides a variety of advocacy services on behalf of residents of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. i think people most commonly associate ombudsman with responding to complaints by residents, but they do provide another -- other services as well including providing consultation to residents, families and facilities themselves. they have to serve as a witness to any advanced healthcare directives that are completed in a sniffer and assisted living facility. they also participate in larger systems advocacy work including a legislative hearing, implementation processes, you may have seen benson at various meetings, he is quite active in the community with the many things that are going on. it is a measure of their work in the current fiscal year, the office met has already provided
services over 2400 clients, this is from july 1st 2018 to the present. it has responded to approximately 470 complaints thus far this year. language capacity, program staff includes cantonese, mandarin, spanish, french and japanese. that is something that they are always looking to work on and building out capacity. something i always like to highlight when i discussed this program is there volunteer corps , which is at about 20 volunteers. it is notable for two reasons. first that bringing in a lot of volunteers really expands can pass -- capacity, but a volunteer ombudsman program has to go through extensive training so there is training and retention aspects to that volunteer. i think it is 40 hours of initial training and shadowing to become a certified volunteer, in 12 hours of ongoing, continuing education each year
thereafter to maintain that certification. i like to highlight that as it is an important and difficult task for them to maintain that core. with that said, i'm happy to answer any questions. >> comments on the commission? comments from the public? hearing none, good. we are coming to the end. [laughter]. >> we have to vote on this one. >> so moved. >> i will second. >> okay. it is moved, seconded, all in favor say aye. >> aye. >> thank you. >> motion approved. o. it is not finished yet here. [laughter] any general comment from the public? any announcements? >> commissioner, i have an announcement.
our former commissioner as a father, so he and his wife had their baby on april 25th at 2:00 a.m., two in the afternoon, actually, and they named her babette marie, and they say about her, she is a respectable 8.5 ounces when she was born, but the little -- with a little alley cat wrinkle in one year and a full head of hair, and a fighting spirit. i thought you'd want to know that. we all know jeremy and miss him on the commission, but it is exciting news for him. >> thank you for letting us know we have a motion to adjourn the meeting. >> so moved. >> meeting adjourned. thank you for coming.
>> my name is alan schumer. i am a fourth generation san franciscan. in december, this building will be 103 years of age. it is an incredibly rich, rich history. [♪] >> my core responsibility as city hall historian is to keep the history of this building alive. i am also the tour program manager, and i chair the city advisory commission. i have two ways of looking at my life. i want it to be -- i wanted to be a fashion designer for the
movies, and the other one, a political figure because i had some force from family members, so it was a constant battle between both. i ended up, for many years, doing the fashion, not for the movies, but for for san franciscan his and then in turn, big changes, and now i am here. the work that i do at city hall makes my life a broader, a richer, more fulfilling than if i was doing something in the garment industry. i had the opportunity to develop relationships with my docents. it is almost like an extended family. i have formed incredible relationships with them, and also some of the people that
come to take a tour. she was a dressmaker of the first order. i would go visit her, and it was a special treat. i was a tiny little girl. i would go with my wool coat on and my special little dress because at that period in time, girls did not wear pants. the garment industry had the -- at the time that i was in it and i was a retailer, as well as the designer, was not particularly favourable to women. you will see the predominant designers, owners of huge complexes are huge stores were all male. women were sort of relegated to a lesser position, so that, you reached a point where it was a difficult to survive and survive
financially. there was a woman by the name of diana. she was editor of the bazaar, and evoke, and went on and she was a miraculous individual, but she had something that was a very unique. she classified it as a third i. will lewis brown junior, who was mayor of san francisco, and was the champion of reopening this building on january 5th of 1999. i believe he has not a third eye , but some kind of antenna attached to his head because he had the ability to go through this building almost on a daily basis during the restoration and corrects everything so that it would appear as it was when it
opened in december of 1915. >> the board of supervisors approved that, i signed it into law. jeffrey heller, the city and county of san francisco oh, and and your band of architects a great thing, just a great thing. >> to impart to the history of this building is remarkable. to see a person who comes in with a gloomy look on their face , and all of a sudden you start talking about this building, the gloomy look disappears and a smile registers across their face. with children, and i do mainly all of the children's tours, that is a totally different feeling because you are imparting knowledge that they have no idea where it came from, how it was developed, and you
can start talking about how things were before we had computer screens, cell phones, lake in 1915, the mayor of san francisco used to answer the telephone and he would say, good morning, this is the mayor. >> at times, my clothes make me feel powerful. powerful in a different sense. i am not the biggest person in the world, so therefore, i have to have something that would draw your eye to me. usually i do that through color, or just the simplicity of the look, or sometimes the complication of the look. i have had people say, do those shoes really match that outfit?
retirement to me is a very strange words. i don't really ever want to retire because i would like to be able to impart the knowledge that i have, the knowledge that i have learned and the ongoing honor of working in the people's palace. you want a long-term career, and you truly want to give something to do whatever you do, so long as you know that you are giving to someone or something you're then yourself. follow your passion and learn how to enrich the feelings along the way.
[cheers and applause]. >> all right. good morning, everybody. first of all, i am mayor london breed, and i am so excited to be here to talk about housing. now you guys maybe tired of me talking about housing, but i will not stop until we get it built, and that is why we are here today. [applause]. >> we are joined by so many amazing supporters of affordable and teacher housing in san francisco. we have so much work to do to build more housing all over the city across all income levels. we are working together right
now to put together an affordable housing bond for this november, and i'm really excited about the folks who are working hand-in-hand to make this a reality. this is a key part of our housing plan to fund the production of new affordable housing. but just having the funding isn't enough. we have to get better at approving more housing faster in this city. and in january, i announced during my state of the city address that we will be moving forward with a charter amendment to make it easier to build affordable housing and teacher housing in san francisco, that we will no longer let the bureaucracy of city government stand in the way, that we will no longer let let's barriers to housing stand in the way. i made a promise to make affordable housing in san francisco as of right, because
affordable housing is a right. [applause]. >> today, i'm proud to say that we have follow-through on followed through on that promise , and yesterday, we introduced the charter amendment at the board of supervisors, and i want to thank our cosponsors standing here with us today. supervisor vallie brown from district five. [cheers and applause]. >> and supervisor safai from district 11. [cheers and applause]. >> to those other members of the board of supervisors, we are looking at other cosponsors. this is critical. the housing production in san francisco, and thank you to the 20 supervisors for joining us today to step up to the plate and say when we have 100% affordable housing projects or a
teacher housing project proposed within the zoning, that we should build it. no more hoops to jump through, no more commission hearings, no more appeals, no more know in my backyard. [applause]. >> we also want to thank the elected officials who are here and support, because while we know there are plenty of teachers in this town who support teacher housing, we are busy in our schools teaching our students. we have the next best thing. the elected official who run air community college board and the san francisco board of education , thank you to community college board members alex randolph who is here today. [applause] , and i think tom is here as well today. thank you so much to tom
temporal no. also from the san francisco board of education, we have jenny lam who is here today. [applause]. >> i think. she is on her way. and mar sanchez. [applause]. >> the leaders here know that the students they know benefit from making sure that our educators have access to safe and affordable housing, and i'm also making another exciting announcement, that today, i will be signing onto the ballot and ordinance to help us build more teacher affordable housing. this law will rezone all of our public parcels for affordable and teacher housing. let me tell you, what that means is we will be opening up opportunities to build housing
faster on public property throughout san francisco. let me give you an example. many of you know that years ago, the project that's going to be happening at the old campus of france's key, we committed to building teacher housing on this particular property. but unfortunately, this property would not know that -- was not necessarily zoned for teacher housing, adding, in addition to the years of process, adding another two years on top of the bureaucracy that is making it difficult to get this housing built now when we know we need it the most. so what this legislation would do is completely rezone all of the public properties that exist in san francisco, so the opportunity to use these properties for 100% affordable and teacher housing would be made faster. so the goal is, this long process to rezone land which was
slow down and adding extra years of bureaucracy is one that will hopefully make a significant difference. this ballot measure will allow us to move more quickly and use surplus public land to build badly needed affordable and future housing. i am very excited about this opportunity. i know that a lot of the folks who are part of the housing community understand and are excited about this crazy bureaucracy that we are trying to peel away like an onion to get to the root. ultimately, we are going to continue to push the envelope to get rid of the layers of bureaucracy, to make it easier to build housing. it should not be so challenging when we commit to trying to build 140 units of family housing. 120 units of teacher housing. why is it taking so long?
these two proposals will help cut that time down considerably, and it would mean getting people into affordable housing faster, and getting it built faster in san francisco. i want to thank everyone who is here with us today, not just the elected officials, but the advocates, and the workers who are out there every day fighting for more housing. together i know that we can make a difference at the ballot box this november. we will pass our affordable housing bonds. we will make it easier to build affordable and teacher housing in san francisco, and we will do it together. at this time, i want to introduce someone who has been a champion for affordable housing. many of the products, for example, -- projects, for example, in district five started long before i even became supervisor, and the challenges of trying to get properties that are slated for
100% affordable housing built has been a very challenging one. we could add thousands of units just in district five if we can get these measures past, and the person to help us lead the way on those efforts is none other then the supervisor for that district, vallie brown. [cheers and applause]. >> thank you, mayor breed to, and everyone that is here today, all the housing advocates. it will take us all to make this happen. san francisco is in the midst of probably the most serious housing crisis that we have had that threatens our culture, and it also threatens our economy. sure, you know, san francisco, we have always had wealthy people that live here, but we are also a town of teachers, and artists, small business people, bartenders, and labor. we are a working-class town, but
the lack of affordable housing, more and more of our families seen san francisco cannot afford housing. so what do they do create they leave. this is our teachers, this is labor, this is people who just cannot afford housing, even if they have a rent controlled apartment, when they are growing their family, they usually leave because there is no options. there's no choices for them. keeping you working people in san francisco should also be a priority for us because it is their home. this charter amendment will shorten the time and lower the cost of building 100% affordable housing, and teacher housing. don't we want our teachers to live in our community? yes, absolutely. [applause]. >> when the teachers live in the community, they are much more invested, and they also, it helps in being able to take care of their own families because
they live close to their jobs. it will exempt qualifying housing projects from all discretionary review and appeals , and instead, apply a variety of mistral his for review. that is really important. we already do this for low income and moderate households that make up to $66,000 a year, and for one person and in a family of four, of $94,000 a year. this charter amendment would extend the same treatment for teacher housing, and housing that is affordable for the middle income households. it is so important to keep our middle income families and households in this city. who are middle income people? there are seasons many mobile drivers and a teacher. there are two teachers, they are somebody who works for the city
and a janitor. these are the people that we want to keep in our community, ending other and in other words, it also encouraged 100% affordable for housing for san francisco for working people. it is our middle class, it is our middle class that is also in danger of housing here, of no affordable housing for them, and it was very clear in 2014 when we passed prop k. that this was really important for the residents of san francisco. this connection between our housing crisis and our homeless crisis is pretty clear to me. our housing crisis also -- also is threatening and many other areas of our life in this city. if our teachers can't afford to live here, let alone raise their families in the city, it is pretty clear that we are threatens or we will have a threatening housing crisis that we need to address. also, and we talked about this before, half of our drivers live
outside of the city. when you think that they have to drive hours in to drive a bus, or they are sleeping in their cars because they can't afford this city, that is wrong. they are our frontlines people that work for the city for all of our social issues. they also -- we trust them to get us around and our children around the city. so this is something that we need to do. we need to build housing so people who work for the city can actually live here, like our many munimobile operators. also, when we don't think this way, when we don't think about everyone in the city and trying to keep middle-class and low income in the city, it actually hurts us all, we have to think of it that way. so working people make city life possible, and they make it desirable. when you go into your favorite restaurant or go get your hair cut or your favorite bar, don't you want to make sure that the
people you know can work there and that is because they can live in the community. they can live in the city. so we need to more choices. choice is so important. this isn't going to solve everything, thank you, but you are in the right place, this is city hall, lots of sharks. [laughter]. >> so this is one thing that we need to do. this many other things we need to do. we need to preserve affordable housing by buying existing buildings. we need to build housing, we need to have a dus, accessible dwelling units being built. there are so many things that we need to do to self this housing crisis, and i'm so happy that everybody is here with us to solve this. thank you very much. [cheers and applause]. >> now i want to introduce one of our partners to help build
100% affordable housing, ladies and gentlemen, from mission mission housing, sam moss. [cheers and applause]. >> good morning, everybody. thank you, mayor breed and supervisors. thank you for coming here. affordable housing is hard enough to build without having to take ten years and loads a bureaucracy to do it. mission housing and myself, i'm really proud to be part of a movement that will ensure that high-quality affordable housing is built in every neighborhood of san francisco, because we live in the crisis of our time. it is time for every day people. and especially the leaders and supervisors at those neighborhoods to get on board and start helping solve this crisis. from st. francis would to the sunset, from the marina, it is time for telegraph hill, it is time for everyone to get on board and be part of solving this crisis, because the mission and soma, and the bayview cannot
do it on our own any longer. [applause]. >> i just want to think mayor breed for her leadership, and i'm excited to start building some housing. thank you. [applause]. >> thank you, sam. another one of our cosponsors and champions for getting more affordable housing built throughout the city includes the representative from district 11, supervisor safai. [applause]. >> thank you, mayor breed. i will be brief because i think we are all melting on the stage here. >> we are melting. >> i will be real fast. i just want to say that it is amazing how much the conversation has changed in the two years that i have been on the boards. mayor breed and i locked arms when she was on the board of supervisors, and we took on a
really difficult conversation about expanding the conversation of what is affordable. because parts of the city, sm was talking about, the need to do more always absorbed our middle and working-class families. the excelsior, the outer mission , the sunset, bayview hunter's point, these are parts of the city that we didn't think would ever be under assault in terms of major gentrification. but when homes in my district and excelsior go for $1.9 million, this city is no longer affordable. so the fact that we are putting legislation forward that not only expands the definition of what is affordable to include working and middle-class families, but speeds up the process, in two years, the cost of construction has gone up by 30%. every moment that we wait costs these projects more money, cost the taxpayers more money, and endangers losing more working and middle-class families from
san francisco because they have to leave, the can't live in the city, the can't access the affordable housing. i'm just go to wrap it up by saying we have neighborhood preference that mayor breed fought for, we accelerating the process by which we can go through the bureaucracy, we are increasing the funding, whether it is through additional surplus money we have, or the affordable housing bonds that we are going to fight for, we are doing every single thing that we can think about, and i just want to give kudos to mayor breed for doing things that a lot of people talked about, that are making happen in less than one here that she has been in office. congratulations to all that hauser his who have been fighting here. thank you mayor breed for your leadership, and we look forward to building affordable housing in the excelsior, outer mission, because me know we are next in line. thank you very much. >> thank you. we had one of our residents who had planned to speak today, but unfortunately she couldn't make
it. she is part of tenderloin housing clinic, and at this time , i would like to introduce randy shot to say a few words, since she was not able to make it. [applause]. >> you know, i will be even briefer because it is hot. i have to say, listening to mayor breed, i have a book out called "generation priced out" who gets to live a new urban america, and i recommend to all cities is one of the key strategies for affordability is to take all public land and converted to affordable housing. thank you for proving what should be done. i gave her a copy of my book. >> i haven't read it yet. >> i'm telling you, what is happening in san francisco around affordable housing is something that we all need to have done years ago. it doesn't make sense when we have supervisors here saying they only want affordable housing, but it can't be built in their districts because of the zoning. otherwise you are not really for it because it can't be built. so if we all agree that 100% affordable housing, we all
supported, they should be unanimous support in the board of supervisors for what the mayor has pronounced. let's make sure that happens. talk to your district supervisors about what is happening here. thank you. [applause]. >> thank you, randy. let me also just say thank you to a family who are here today who continue to fight on a regular basis to say yes in my backyard, yes to housing in san francisco in all neighborhoods. thank you so much for your advocacy. and now, at this time, i would like to introduce a member of the community college board college board, alex randolph. [applause]. >> thank you, mayor. i think the weather today is an indication that we will turning up the heat on affordable housing and making sure that we are building affordable housing here in san francisco. it is past due that we can no longer wait for affordable housing to be built here in san francisco. i want to thank the mayor, i want to thank the supervisors for introducing this legislation
, this critical legislation, and for inviting city college to be part of this press conference here today. the city college communities no stranger to the current housing crisis. we see first-hand every single day the impact it has on our college and our community. to get a better sense of what it actually does to our community and to actually see the data, we recently conducted a housing survey and discover there is a significant need for affordable housing for our hard-working faculty and staff at city college for affordable housing in san francisco. especially our entry-level faculty and staff, always known as freeway flyers because they come from all over the bay area to work and teach at city college, and they spend sometimes more times -- more time commuting to san francisco than actually teaching our students or holding office hours it is a critical need. we all know that our teachers and educators are more effective if they are part of the
community, in this charter amendment is an important and right step towards offering an affordable place to live for our workforce and allow san francisco and city college to continue to provide high quality education. our educators are the ones that are training our first responders, they are training our nurses, they are training our teachers, our future teachers. they are training our people who we do not want to see left behind in this new economy in san francisco. we need to make sure that when all of our teachers are about to retire, and our staff is near retirement age, that we continue to be able to recruit high-quality individuals at city college. that is no longer the case, unfortunately due to the high cost of housing and the inability for many of them to move to san francisco. so on behalf of city college and my colleagues and the vice president, i want to thank the mayor and all of you for doing this. we are here to strongly support the charter amendment. thank you so much.
[applause]. >> thank you. i want to thank all of you for being here today. i continue to say that i grew up in san francisco, and i watched as our cities changed, i watched as so many of my friends and family members, over the years, who could no longer afford to live here, leave because this city has not done what it should in terms of building more housing. everyone says, yes, i want more housing, yes, i want my kids to live here, yes, i want my teachers to live here, but as soon as we try and build in communities that traditionally have not had a lot of housing production, it turns into a completely different conversation. it is time that we move forward. it is time that we do what we say we want to do, make san francisco a safer, more affordable city for everybody. with over 70,000 units in the
pipeline as we speak, we are not doing enough to move forward. and just imagine what it would do for our housing prices, for access to affordable housing if we were able to get those 70,000 units built today. today starts today. let's get it done, let's get these measures past, and let's build more housing in san francisco. thank you. [cheers and applause] >> i moved into my wonderful, beautiful, affordable housing march 7th. i have lived in san francisco since i was two-years-old. i've lived in hunters view for
23 to 24 years now. my name is vlady. i use titus and i am the resident commissioner for the san francisco housing facility. from the very beginning, this whole transition of public housing and affordable housing was a good idea. but many, many residents didn't think it would ever actually happen. it's been a life changing experience. and i'm truly grateful for the whole initiative and all those that work on the whole sf initiative. they've done a wonderful job accommodating the residents, who for many years have lived in
delap tated housing. now they have quality housing. i was on a street where the living room and the kitchen and stairs. it wasn't large enough to accommodate. the children are grown. i had the accomplish of having a dishwasher in my home. i really like that. [laughter] i really like not having to wash dishes by hand. we still do it from time to time. the mayor's office has been a real friend to us, a partner. we know that our city supports us. i love san francisco. just to be able to stay in my community and continue to help the residents who live here and continue to see my neighborhoods move into new housing, it's been a real joy. it's been a real joy.
>> shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses, and challenges residents to do their shopping within the 49 square miles of san francisco. by supporting local services in our neighborhood, we help san francisco remain unique, successful, and vibrant. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> i am the owner of this restaurant. we have been here in north beach over 100 years. [speaking foreign language] [♪]
[speaking foreign language] [♪] [♪]. >> good morning everybody on this beautiful tuesday in the city and county of san francisco. i am so excited to be here. today we are proposing to remove barriers that prevent employment for thousands of san francisco for some people a speeding ticket or parking ticket are annoandannoyances.
for others they can be a major financial set back. in 2015, a report showed in cities and counties across the nation, thousands of people were struggling to pay their traffic tickets and court fines and fees. i have first-hand experiences how the fines can force someone to decide between paying their car to get out of tow or issues of that nature and paying rent. in san francisco before december of 2015, if someone could not pay the traffic fines, their driver's license were suspended. imagine already struggling to pay your bills, then you receive a notice in the mail your driver's license was suspended. not only can you not drive legally, but more and more companies now require a driver's
license specifically for employment. in fact, studies show that people who have their driver's license suspended, almost half will lose their jobs in a year. this is not equitable. i am grateful that supervisor walton is here with us today. sadly, we knew in bayview-hunters point they have three times the average of the number of driver's licenses that have been suspended statewide. that is why san francisco was the first in the nation to stop suspended driver's licenses for failure to pay fines. [applause.] over two years ago, we were the first to top suspended driver's licenses for failure to appeer in traffic court. after we discovered the biggest reason people do not show up for traffic court date is because they cannot afford