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chinatown. everybody around the world, the tourists, when you come over to chinatown, the name chinatown is the proper word. not rose pak. fade the roses. we turn into earth. let it bury under the ground. gentlemen. i am the one who is the true -- i told you before that i was the warehouse supervisor in the golden [inaudible] i can go anywhere with permission. the truth is that i have to
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respect rose pak. she is deceased. let her live like her name rose. faded rose. buried in the ground. [bell ringing] only word. two words. chinatown. be educated. the people like you from princeton or harvard, don't you know what is right and what is wrong? that's all i got to say. >> president yee: thank you. any other public comments? seeing none, public comment is closed. i think, i believe -- i don't have to believe, she is back. from the department of building inspection. he's returned and maybe have an
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updated report on properties. >> 1326 11th avenue, item number 7 and 8. 198 15th avenue. item 14. 722 16th avenue. 43rd avenue, item number 66. 4650 california avenue, item number 109 and 110. 424 congo street, item number 125, 128 and 129. 759 revere. and 68 rockwood, item number 282. item 282 and 284. >> president yee: okay.
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thank you. colleagues, can we have a motion to amend the report contained in item 11 and remove the properties identified by the department staff. motion made by supervisor fewer, seconded by supervisor ronen. without objection, the report -- okay. without objection, it's been amended. without objection, the report for item 11 is amended. colleagues, there is a lot of objections there. so the resolution is adapted as amended. unanimously. >> thank you. >> president yee: madame clerk, can you go to adoptions item 16 to 23. >> items 16 through 23, introduced for adoption without committee reference. unanimous vote is required for adoption of resolutions on first
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street today. >> president yee: supervisor fewer? >> supervisor fewer: could you sever item 16? >> president yee: supervisor stefani? >> supervisor stefani: could you sever item number 19? >> i don't think we did committee reports? >> clerk: we did. >> president yee: we did. yeah. let's see. >> clerk: that leaves 17, 18, 20, 21, 22 and 23. >> president yee: can we take these items same house, same call? without objection, these items are -- motion approving resoluti resolution. adopted unanimously. going to item 16. >> clerk: item 16 is resolution supporting united states house resolution number 6 authored by
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united states representative lucille roybal-allard. >> president yee: supervisor fewer? >> supervisor fewer: thank you. i just wanted to thank everyone who came out to support this resolution. that president yee and i first rote in support of h.r.6, american dream and promise act of 2019. needless to say, these people would be losing their status here in the united states and without action they would be deported. these people, more than 1.1 million hard-working men and women. i would like to thank my colleagues and cosponsors, supervisor yee, mar, walton, ronen, brown, mandelman, satisfy safai and haney. >> president yee: can we take this same house, same call?
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>> supervisor stefani: i'm sorry. i wanted to add my name as a cosponsor. >> president yee: same house, same call? without objection. then this resolution is adopted. unanimously. madame clerk, call item number 19. >> clerk: a resolution urging the federal budget appropriation to replace aquatic park, pier and . >> supervisor stefani: the aquatic park pier was once in district 3, but now in district 2. this holds special meaning for
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supervisor peskin. it was built by the work progress administration in 1933 on the site of the army quarter master pier in order to provide a protected cove where san francisco residents and visitors could swim. the pier is a vital historic element, anchoring the landmark distribute and protects historic ships moored nearby. the pier is the maritime resource and first line of defense that protects the city's waterfront against sea level rise and wave action. united states national park service conducted by the risk assessments and studies that shows significant deterioration of over 600 pilings, including the concrete deck. the pier provides a safety buffer that protects swimmers and boaters and the rest of the waterfront. the pier is at significant risk to deteriorate further and
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collapse endangering the lives of san franciscans and visitors. the last repairs were made in 1948 and it is now requiring a full replacement and reconstruction. the original projection of cost in 2008 was $65 million. it has now grown to more than $100 million for complete reconstruction. we're committed to leveraging local, state and federal resources to get this done. as president yee mentioned, i had an incredible trip to washington d.c. with the chamber of commerce and president yee and representatives from our great city partners, where we had the chance to meet with senator feinstein who did express her support to save the pier. i want to thank you, president yee, for cosponsoring this with supervisor peskin and i. i hope you will join our efforts to reconstruct the aquatic park pier. >> president yee: thank you. can we take this, same --
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supervisor safai? >> supervisor safai: can you add me as sponsor please. >> president yee: okay. can we take this same house same call? okay, this resolution is adopted. okay madame clerk. can you read the in memoriams. >> today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the late may pond barrie. on behalf of supervisor peskin, the late yolanda demar. >> president yee: that brings us to the end of the agenda. any further business before us today. >> clerk: that concludes business for today. >> president yee: okay, we are adjourned.
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shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their shopping and dining within the 49 square miles of san francisco. by supporting local services within our neighborhoods, we help san francisco remain unique, successful, and vibrant. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> my name is ray behr. i am the owner of chief plus.
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it's a destination specialty foods store, and it's also a corner grocery store, as well. we call it cheese plus because there's a lot of additions in addition to cheese here. from fresh flowers, to wine, past a, chocolate, our dining area and espresso bar. you can have a casual meeting if you want to. it's a real community gathering place. what makes little polk unique, i think, first of all, it's a great pedestrian street. there's people out and about all day, meeting this neighbor and coming out and supporting the businesses. the businesses here are almost all exclusively independent owned small businesses. it harkens back to supporting local. polk street doesn't look like anywhere u.s.a.
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it has its own businesses and personality. we have clothing stores to gallerys, to personal service stores, where you can get your hsus repaired, luggage repaired. there's a music studio across the street. it's raily a diverse and unique offering on this really great street. i think san franciscans should shop local as much as they can because they can discover things that they may not be familiar with. again, the marketplace is changing, and, you know, you look at a screen, and you click a mouse, and you order something, and it shows up, but to have a tangible experience, to be able to come in to taste things, to see things, to smell things, all those things, it's things, all those things, it's very important that you do so.
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- 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. 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,
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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 to shape the city's future. - thank you for considering a career with the city and county of san francisco.
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>> hello. you're watching the show that explores san francisco's love affair with food.
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there are at least 18 farmers markets in san francisco alone, providing fresh and affordable to year-round. this is a great resource that does not break the bank. to show just how easy it can be to do just that, we have come up with something called the farmers' market challenge. we find someone who loves to cook, give them $20, and challenge them to create a delicious meal from ingredients found right here in the farmer's market. who did we find for today's challenge?
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>> today with regard to made a pot greater thanchapino. >> you only have $20 to spend. >> i know peter it is going to be tough, but i think i can do it. it is a san francisco classic. we are celebrating bay area food. we have nice beautiful plum tomatoes here. we have some beautiful fresh fish here. it will come together beautifully. >> many to cut out all this talk, and let's go shop. yeah. ♪ >> what makes your dish unique? >> i like it spicy and smoky. i will take fresh italian tomatoes and the fresh seafood, and will bring them to other with some nice spoked paprika and some nice smoked jalapeno peppers. i am going to stew them up and
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get a nice savory, smoky, fishy, tomatoy, spicy broth. >> bring it on. how are you feeling? >> i feel good. i spent the $20 and have a few pennies less. i am going to go home and cook. i will text message u.n. is done. >> excellent and really looking forward to it. >> today we're going to make the san francisco classic dish invented by italian and portuguese fishermen. it'll be like a nice spaghetti sauce. then we will put in the fish soup. the last thing is the dungeon as crab, let it all blend together. it will be delicious. when i could, i will try to make healthy meals with fresh ingredients, whatever is in season and local. those juicy, fresh tomatoes will take about an hour to cook down into a nice sauce. this is a good time to make our
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fish stock. we will take a step that seems like trash and boil it up in water and make a delicious and they speed up my parents were great clerics, and we had wonderful food. family dinners are very important. any chance you can sit down together and have a meal together, it is great communal atmosphere. one of the things i like the most is the opportunity to be creative. hello. anybody with sets their mind to it can cut. always nice to start chopping some vegetables and x and the delicious. all this double in view is this broth with great flavor. but your heart into it. make something that you, family, and friends will really enjoy. >> i am here with a manager at the heart of the city farmer's market in san francisco. thank you for joining us. tell us a little bit about the organization. >> we're 30 years old now. we started with 14 farmers, and
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it has grown out to over 80. >> what is the mission of the organization? >> this area has no grocery store spiller it is all mom-and- pop stores. we have this because it is needed. we knew it was needed. and the plaza needed somebody. it was empty. beautiful with city hall in the background. >> thank you for speaking with us. are you on the web? >> yes, >> check them out. thank you. >> welcome. the dish is ready. >> it looks and smells amazing. >> thank you. it was not easy to meet the $20 budget. i checked everybody out and found some great produce. really lovely seafood. i think that you are going to love it. >> do not be shy. cyou know this can run you
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$35 to $45 for a bowl, so it is great you did this for $20. >> this will feed four to six people. >> not if you invite me over for dinner. i am ready to dig in. >> i hope you'll love it. >> mmm. >> what do you think? >> i think i am going to need more. perhaps you can have all you want. >> i am produce the that you have crushed this farmer's market challenge by a landslide. the first, we're going to have to tally of your shopping list and see what you actually spend that the farmer's market. >> and go for it. >> incredible. you have shown us how to make super healthy, refresh chapino from the farmers market on the budget, that for the whole
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family. that is outstanding. >> thank you peter i am glad that you like it. i think anybody can do it. >> if you like the recipe for this dish, you can e-mail us at or reach out to us on facebook or twitter and we >> i'm rebecca and i'm a violinist and violin teacher. i was born here in san francisco to a family of cellists, professional cellists, so i grew up surrounded by a bunch of
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musical rehearsals an lessons. all types of activities happened in my house. i began playing piano when i was 4. i really enjoyed musical activities in general. so when i was 10, i began studying violin in san francisco. and from there, i pretty much never stopped and went on to study in college as well. that's the only thing i've ever known is to have music playing all the time, whether it is someone actually playing next to you or someone listening to a recording. i think that i actually originally wanted to play flute and we didn't have a flute. it's always been a way of life. i didn't know that it could be any other way. >> could you give me an e over here. great. when you teach and you're seeing a student who has a problem, you have to think on your feet to solve that problem. and that same kind of of
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thinking that you do to fix it applies to your own practice as well. so if i'm teaching a student and they are having a hard time getting a certain note, they can't find the right note. and i have to think of a digestible way to explain it to them. ee, d, d, e. >> yes. then, when i go on to do my own practice for a performance, those words are echoing back in my head. okay. why am i missing this? i just told somebody that they needed to do this. maybe i should try the same thing. i feel a lot of pressure when i'm teaching young kids. you might think that there is less pressure if they are going on to study music or in college that it is more relaxing. i actually find that the opposite is true. if i know i'm sending a high school student to some great
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music program, they're going to get so much more instruction. what i have told them is only the beginning. if i am teaching a student who i know is going to completely change gears when they go to college and they never will pick up a violin again there is so much that i need to tell them. in plain violin, it is so difficult. there is so much more information to give. every day i think, oh, my gosh. i haven't gotten to this technique or we haven't studies they meese and they have so much more to do. we only have 45 minutes a week. i have taught a few students in some capacity who has gone on to study music. that feels anaysing. >> it is incredible to watch how they grow. somebody can make amazing project from you know, age 15 to 17 if they put their mind to it.
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>> i think i have 18 students now. these more than i've had in the past. i'm hoping to build up more of a studio. there will be a pee ono, lots of bookshelves and lots of great music. the students will come to my house and take their lessons there. my schedule changes a lot on a day-to-day basis and that kind of keeps it exciting. think that music is just my favorite thing that there is, whether it's listening to it or playing it or teaching it. all that really matters to me is that i'm surrounded by the sounds, so i'm going top keep doing what i'm doing to keep my life in that direction.
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as latinos we are unified in some ways and incredibly diverse in others and this exhibit really is an exploration of nuance in how we present those ideas. ♪ our debts are not for sale. >> a piece about sanctuary and how his whole family served in the army and it's a long family
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tradition and these people that look at us as foreigners, we have been here and we are part of america, you know, and we had to reinforce that. i have been cure rating here for about 18 year. we started with a table top, candle, flower es, and a picture and people reacted to that like it was the monna lisa. >> the most important tradition as it relates to the show is idea of making offering. in traditional mexican alters, you see food, candy, drinks, cigarettes, the things that the person that the offerings where being made to can take with them into the next word, the next life. >> keeps u.s us connects to the
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people who have passed and because family is so important to us, that community dynamic makes it stick and makes it visible and it humanizes it and makes it present again. ♪ >> when i first started doing it back in '71, i wanted to do something with ritual, ceremony and history and you know i talked to my partner ross about the research and we opened and it hit a cord and people loved it. >> i think the line between engaging everyone with our culture and appropriating it. i think it goes back to asking people to bring their visions of what it means to honor the dead, and so for us it's not asking us to make mexican altars if they
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are not mexican, it's really to share and expand our vision of what it means to honor the dead. >> people are very respectful. i can show you this year alone of people who call tol ask is it okay if we come, we are hawaii or asian or we are this. what should we wear? what do you recommend that we do? >> they say oh, you know, we want a four day of the dead and it's all hybrid in this country. what has happened are paper cuts, it's so hybrid. it has spread to mexico from the bay area. we have influence on a lot of people, and i'm proud of it. >> a lot of tim times they don't
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represent we represent a lot of cultures with a lot of different perspectives and beliefs. >> i can see the city changes and it's scary. >> when we first started a lot of people freaked out thinking we were a cult and things like that, but we went out of our way to also make it educational through outreach and that is why we started doing the prosession in 1979. >> as someone who grew up attending the yearly processions and who has seen them change incrementally every year into kind of what they are now, i feel in many ways that the cat is out of the bag and there is no putting the genie back into the bottle in how the wider public accesses the day of the dead. >> i have been through three
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different generations of children who were brought to the procession when they were very young that are now bringing their children or grandchildren. >> in the '80s, the processions were just kind of electric. families with their homemade visuals walking down the street in san francisco. service so much more intimate and personal and so much more rooted in kind of a family practice of a very strong cultural practice. it kind of is what it is now and it has gone off in many different directions but i will always love the early days in the '80s where it was so intimate and son sofa millial. >> our goal is to rescue a part of the culture that was a part that we could invite others to join in there there by where we
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invite the person to come help us rescue rescue it also. that's what makes it unique. >> you have to know how to approach this changing situation, it's exhausting and i have seen how it has affected everybody. >> what's happening in mission and the relationship with the police, well it's relevant and it's relevant that people think about it that day of the dead is not just sugar skulls and paper flowers and candles, but it's become a nondenominational tradition that people celebrate. >> our culture is about color and family and if that is not present in your life, there is just no meaning to it you know? >> we have artists as black and
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brown people that are in direct danger of the direct policies of the trump a administration and i think how each of the artists has responsibilitie responded ss interesting. the common >> good morning and thank you for being here. today has been a long time coming and it is certainly a cause for celebration. i'm glad to see so much support for our animals. we are joined today by some of our adoption partners, including sonoma reptile rescue, wonder dog, mutts ville, pause, as well as our largest partner, the san francisco spca. [applause] >> it takes a village to care
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for the 10,000 animals we taken every year, so we all worked closely together to save as many as we can, also joining us are our coworkers from across the city who help the shelter function. we are animal experts, so we are very dependent on our counterparts at city hall who keep us on the straight and narrow and pitch in from everything from accounting, to human resources, to legal advice , building management, everything else that keeps the shelter afloat. nearly all of the walks and cuddles our animals receive every day come courtesy of our volunteers, who last year, devoted 27,000 hours of time to our shelter. [cheers and applause] >> we couldn't survive without them. we also have a very special
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group of volunteers, the board of friends of acc works tirelessly to develop partnerships between the shelters, the community, the business community, and helps raise funds to help support our efforts. last but not least, there is the a.c.c. staff, you every day take in stray pets, injured wildlife abused animals, and heal them as best they can. [applause] >> in addition to animals, our team helps many people in the city, often on the saddest days of their lives as they look for a lost pet or grieve for a companion who has just died. today, we are breaking ground on a new home for all of the city's animals and the people who love them. we will no longer have a building that works against
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quality care. each animal will have some place to stretch. we will have forever outdoor play stations which means that bunnies will no longer have to share with the dogs. [laughter]. >> which is no fun for anyone, especially the bunnies. we will have ventilation systems that help fight the spread of disease, we will have isolation rooms so we no longer have to house nervous birds with sick cats. as we approach the department's 40 it -- 30th anniversary, we can anticipate moving into a shelter worthy of the city of st. francis. the building would not have big -- become a reality without the efforts of many, including the board of supervisors, city administrator naomi kelly, the architects, engineers, and project managers at the department of public works who probably redesigned this building three times, sfmta, who
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agreed to trade buildings with us, and first and foremost, our mayor, please welcome, maryland and breed -- please welcome mayor london breed. [applause]. >> thank you, virginia, and thank you all for being here. believe it or not, i owned a lot of cats a long time ago. kitty one, kitty two, kitty three, kitty four, kitty five, and jojo. it is something special about animals, and this is why we are all here today. we definitely get really attached to our pets, and honestly, i cry when my grandmother -- i cried when my grandmother wouldn't take -- wouldn't let me take kitty five to college. i think about our shared experiences of how animals make us feel, the love, the comfort, the excitement, and especially when you teach them new tricks, but we also know there are a
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number of challenges in our city sometimes, if an owner passes away, they have a pet, and there is no place for that pet to go. sometimes when we see animals that are stray and out on our streets, and they are injured, we have to make sure that they have a place to go, and animal care and control has been that place for over 30 years here in the city and county of san francisco, and in fact, because of the work and the support, and the fundraising from the friends of the animal care and control, the ability to have so many incredible volunteers, and additional resources is why people care about making sure that we have a better facility so that we can accommodate so many animals, so many requests, and do what we know we can do better, and that is take care of animals here in san francisco
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when they can't take care of themselves. [applause] >> part of building a resilient city is making sure that our assets are seismically safe, and we know that the current building at 15th and harrison is efficient. it is cramped, and it may not survive the next earthquake, and we know it is not a matter of if there will be an earthquake in san francisco, it is a matter of when. when you look all around the country at the number of disasters that occur, and how pets have been separated from owners, and what happens during that time, it is important that we are not concerned about the structure, that we are able to do the work, that people know that there animal, if found, will be brought to animal care and control, because we will have a seismically sound facility so the employees, the amazing staff of animal care and
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control can focus on doing their job and not necessarily on whether or not the rueful cave in. that is what this is about, and i want to thank everyone for being here today, but i also want to think the person who spearheaded this entire project and was really aggressive on the board of supervisors with ensuring that we invested the dollars necessary to get this project done sooner rather than later. supervisor, former supervisor katy tang. [cheers and applause] >> who went on -- during her time on the board of supervisors , she would always, especially during the holidays, bring in a lot of cats, and i would go in there and be tempted to adopt, and then i would think , okay, i have to be able to feed the cat every day, can i feed the cat every day, but
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helps with adoption, helps with advocacy for animals in san francisco, and thank you for your really steadfast commitment on supporting this project, and now in two and a half years when you come back to cut the ribbon, you will see the fruits of your labor with all of the incredible people here today. thank you supervisor tang. and thank you to naomi kelly -- kelly, thank you to mohammed knew rue, and all the people who have played a critical role in making this project happen, but a special thanks to the community, to the volunteers who have spent over 30,000 hours taking care of over 10,000 animals year after year after year, and the friends who continue to raise money, and raise awareness for this amazing project. this will be an absolute incredible facility, and i just wanted to acknowledge our new fire chief, janine nicholson, thank you so much for being here as well. [applause]
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>> please know that we are increasing the capacities of the fire marshal does not have to shut down the new space. we will have plenty of room and places for people to be. thank you everyone for being here today and your support for this amazing project. [applause] >> i almost forgot, also i forgot to thank the leader of animal care and control, thank you so much, virginia, for your hard work and your commitment. [cheers and applause] >> and your steadfast leadership [applause]. >> and at this time, i want to bring forth our city administrator naomi kelly. [applause]. >> good morning. our mayor and director of a.c.c. , virginia don who basically said it all. this project is so important. it was one of the first projects i worked on when i became city
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administrator in 2012. i instantly realized when i went on a right along with one of the animal care control officers that a.c.c., the staff, the volunteers, they are all of the unsung heroes of the city. is the mayor mentioned, as virginia mentioned, animal care and control is truly first responders when it comes to getting animals off the streets, and then they have communicable -- communicable diseases, you don't hear about these diseases going from pets to humans, because they do great work. when there is an emergency, they're the ones making sure folks are evacuating in a safe way, especially if you have many people who are pet lovers, and they don't want to leave without their pets. they have emergency plans around that. when their incidents with police and fire, and their people and buildings you don't want to leave because animals are there, or they are -- that are homeless encampments, and folks want to leave without their animals. animal care and control is there as the mayor mentioned, they are moving from just down the street , so they will still be in
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proximity with other animal agencies, and they're moving right here to build a building that is seismically safe. this is important to our capital plan because we are looking at all of our seismic safety of all of the building and as a reminder, the capital plan is a fiscally constrained document that looks at all of our infrastructure in a way that we prioritize what is seismically safe, what is sustainable, what will help with our city to make it vibrant and resilient. i want to thank, as the mayor did katy tang, and your leadership on this. public works director, virginia donohue, and ed risk in from the sfmta. i also want to give a special thanks to our friends at a.c.c. who are doing so much and making sure we raise funds for behavior and training, foster program support, medical emergency fund,
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rabies and microchip supplies, marketing and outreach, food supplies, rescue partner grants, senior cat, baby cat supplements , and much more, and also the furniture fixtures and equipment center going into this building. i want to thank the board treasurer, volunteer dianne davis and christopher davis, a board member christina -- christina kizer, and dr. sue wong. your generosity extends past the groundbreaking in this official opening. with that, i would also -- one last thing, i need to give a special thank you to park construction. they are the contractors working with public works on this. and in phase one, they have awarded -- contracted 24 business enterprises in the amount of $12.5 million, that is 33% of the contracting cost. [applause]
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>> of those who are working on this project, 149 workers are from san francisco, so thank you with that, i would like to introduce the former supervisor, animal care and control champion , katy tang. [applause] >> good morning, everyone. as i was telling some people here today, the only thing that will take me out of retirement from attending press conferences is something to do with animals. i am so excited to be here and explain a little bit about how i got involved with animal care and control, and really wanting to see this facility rebuilt. aside from the fact that i grew up with a mother who was a vegetarian, at one point in our life, my dad said, i want a dog, and we were shocked that he all of a sudden in his life, in his early fifties or so wanted a dog , and so we went to animal care and control every weekend
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for four months straight to search for the perfect dog for him. in that process, i saw the facility first-hand at a.c.c., and it was heartbreaking to me, and then of course, working in the city took additional tours and learned that there's not enough space for animals being quarantined when some of them have diseases or illnesses. i mean i saw that animals had to be strapped to some of the banisters as they are doing intake, the elevator, i mean, don't even talk about that. just the conditions that the employees had to work in where animals need to get x-rays as well, and there was improper shielding of the radiation in those rooms, so it is not just about the animals, but all the people who work at animal care and control and those conditions i think the conditions are really sad, and i'm so excited that we are standing here today to hopefully, and a very short amount of time, you will have a new building. but also the other thing, even
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to this day, a lot of people when i talk to them, they actually don't know that we, as a city, have an animal shelter. they are familiar with the different organizations and nonprofits that help with animals, but a lot of them -- you all know because you were all here, many of you don't know i think it is really important that in a city where we have an estimated more dogs and cats and other animals than we do children, that we really do have a world-class facility for them and their families. lastly, i will say that a.c.c. and the staff there, you do all that work, and you take in the animals that other organizations , or whatnot, might not be able to take in. you take exotic animals, you take the wild strays, you also, yourself have to handle those that get killed on our streets, so you handle so much, and you are really deserving of a world-class facility. i'm excited to be here today, and thank you to every single person and department that made this happen. i'm looking forward to the ribbon-cutting.
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[applause] >> and of course, i have to introduce the next person who doesn't really need introduction , mohammed nuru. [applause]. >> thank you. it is always great to see you. i hope you are enjoying your life outside of city hall. i know that is how important this project is to you, and i'm so glad you're able to be here with us today. good morning, everyone. i serve as your public works director, and just like everyone else, i'm very happy to be here today, even with the wet weather , seeing how many people are out here shows as how important this project is to so many people and of course, the animals. today is an exciting day for our city, and an exciting day for san francisco animal care and control. we are celebrating the start of unique project, and it brings me
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great pleasure and joy that public works will be overseeing the design and construction of the project. it is not every day in san francisco that a modern structure more then a century ago. that is what is happening right here. the new animal care and control facility. the new shelter will be built with the original brick warehouse behind me, the building was constructed in 1893 and served as the original market street railway corporation. it is eligible for listings on the state national registry and historic basins. it served as a maintenance facility for the sfmta overhead lines. the reuse of the building will be an elegant nod to the city's pass that serves the needs of the 21st century san francisco
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that historic brick face and wooden frame windows will remain intact, while the interior will be transformed into a state-of-the-art, multilevel facility billed to serve the needs of san francisco for many years to come. as mayor breeden said, we must think about the future of san francisco today, and there's no better way to do so by investing in capital improvements to our infrastructure. public works is proud to be working with clark construction and the many people who will be working on the projects. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, everybody. we are going to do the ceremonial gravel shovel thing, and then we are done. there is tons of delicious food that clark brought that is right
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outside, food and drinks, and we hope you all stay around for a bit and enjoy each other. >> five, four, three, two, one! [cheers and applause] >> there we go.
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>> president yee: good afternoon. welcome to the may 21, 2019 regular meeting of the san francisco board of supervisors. madame clerk, please call the roll