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>> hi. my name is sam lu. i was born and raised here in san francisco. i want to say we really appreciate the funding that went towards homelessness. but as many have said before me, there was no funding that went towards homeless families, union and homeless children, even though 30% who are experiencing homelessness make up the homeless population and one-third of families make up the homeless population. and so, i'm here today in support of our city, our home, 83.4 million budget proposal and i want to specifically highlight in this proposal the $5.5 million abilit act for houg choice vouchers. hopeless families used to have a way out but are now completely excluded due to the rehabilitation of public housing and so they have really no way
out of homelessness. families who are living in single-room occupancies as families experiencing homelessness in san francisco are excluding from accessing any homelessness housing or services because through the entry, they are blocked from ever accessing those services. so these housing choice vouchers are vital so that families can be able to get out of homelessness and this is really the only exit these families have to get out of homelessness. thanks so much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is robert hoffman. i am a 20-year resident of district six and i work with the san francisco aids foundation and i'm here to support the our city, our home budget proposal. i support all asks in this proposal but i want to highlight my support for funding,
development and safe injection sites. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi. i'm a resident of the richmond district and i'm director of the services at the san francisco a i.d. aaids foundation. i'm asking you invest in the needs of san francisco. i would like to operate an overdose prevention sites known as safe for consumption. they reduce hiv and hcv transmissions which is in line with our goal to zero transmissions. this links folks to hiv treatment, to medical services, opiate therapy and other
services. as it was said, they save lives as well as saving money. as much as it's important to provide housing, until we get there, we need the wrap-around services for the folks in san francisco. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> my name is john reevy. i'm a i is 15 plus year residenf san francisco. i work for the san francisco aids foundation. having done outreach in most of the boroughs, homelessness is something that has always been an issue and it doesn't seem to be going away any time soon. i like all the asks for this proposal but the one that stan oustandout to me, the safer injn sites, i want to support that, as well as the transitional
treatment facilities for folks who are experiencing homelessness and meth use. >> thank you very much. networks speaker. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm andy stone with the sanfrancisco aids foundation and i'm here in support of the budget proposal. i wanted to specifically highlight the supervisor injection sites, supervisorred consumption services. the entire board of supervisors unanimously voted in support of ab362, a state-level bill to allow the san francisco to pilot the first overdose prevention site in the nation. now is a chance for the city to actually make these statements a reality, right? people are dying on our streets from preventible overdoses in the midst of an overdose crisis
fueled by homelessness crisis and opioid epidemic. these are proven that have been over the last 30 years in different countries that saves lives. in lines with the city's plan to be the first city in the world to be to zero new hiv infections and they prevent hepatitis c. that was something we could never achieve if we don't deal with the homelessness crisis. as 13%, is-7hiv infections are those experiencing homelessness. i urge you to invest in housing foto fund san francisco. >> thank you, next speaker. >> honourable supervisors, my name is rubin david goodman. i'm the son of murial and ben
goodman who risked their lives for the steel in chicago. my uncle sam was a wrestler known as the chicago kid and moved to l.a. during world war ii and had an african-american nightclub and he was then known as goodie. my life and my well-being is in jeopardy. and i'm getting no support from the sfpd, the sheriff's department, supervisor aaron peskin. i'm getting treated like a piece of garbage as people who are poor are often treated by nonprofits in this city. nonprofits soak the city of money and treat the poor and disadvantaged as pieces of
garbage. pui once wrote an article for te police chief called police stop assaulting homelessness women. that was base on the other hande of encountering two homelessness women who had pand had hands ony security. you're on camera. my cousin is a network news producer in new york city. carin shapiro. she's worked for every major network and is now a freelancer. you're under the watchful eye of the shapiro-goodman family. >> thank you. next speaker, please.
>> hi, there. i'm darcy alred. thank you for letting me speak. i'm a volunteer at the coalition on homelessness and i moved here from the midwest to go to school. i'm a graduate student at usf. i just was really shocked by how devastating the homelessness crisis is here, so i've been doing as much as i can to get involved, volunteer and that's why i'm here today, to ask for your support in the our city, our home proposal, which specifically today is for the eraf budget proposal, in terms of community health services, especially for family, youth and children, these populations are definitely more vulnerable and it would be terrific to see more of the city's budget go towards their services.
and yes, that's all i have to say. thank you. >> thank you. any other public speakers. seeing none, public comment is now closed. one more? please join us. public comment is now open again. >> good afternoon, supervisors. thank you for giving me the time to talk. i'm a family caseworker here in the district 6. i work and live here in san francisco for the past, i want to say 12 years now that i've worked with families that live in sros and are either homelessness ohomeless.i'm heree budget proposal. i think it's important you fund them and considering the fact that it continues to be a cycle.
so their proposal is really to help us out and help our whole community. we're all accountable for the people that live here. specifically fund, support of housing and family housing. that's all i have to say. thank you. >> thank you. public comment is now close -- ok, one more. >> thank you, supervisors. my name is matt. i work for a tipping point community. i just wanted to speak in support of the coalition on homelessness' proposal to invest inning from permanent support of housing to factories for family renters and step-down beds and i wanted to express my support. from thank you for coming today. thank you very much.
>> not it makes a difference but successive waves of inflation have *have raised wages and it s out the lowest wage level in years, contributing to fueling wealth and economic growth. the government's expanded role in the housing market will exacerbate housing costs. this principle is universally understood among economists and also benefit tax production, obviously. government intervention tends to benefit monopolies and this is obviously in scandinavia and germany and in leipzig, 5% of the population earns 50% of the real estate.
needlessto say, there are gaps in distribution. there a new opera house due to singular donation. the rest is made up through high taxation. the housing mark in sweden is said to have a multiyear waiting list. >> thank you very much. public comment is now closed. colleagues, i would like to make a motion to accept the amendments before you. supervisor yi. >> so i want to thank the public for coming out and expressing their opinions. as you can see from the public, just this small number of people
that came out today, there's -- you can tell there's a lot of needs and different needs and obviously today only represented .1% of all of the people that could come out and navigate. there's always an issue of, you know, where do you put your resources when you have limited resources? do you put it on the immediate or do you put some of the funding or resources in the prevention? and there's always this tension between well, somebody needs it right away and at the same time, we don't ever pay attention to the prevention piece. as the result is what we're seeing right now, actually, that we're never going to decrease
the number of people that are going to be homeless in the streets. every year it's been going up because more people are coming into that type of situation. so i'm kind of glad that we've had this opportunity, very unique opportunity in san francisco this year with funding. i think we put a lot of resources, spread it out on the first round of it. and i think this particular piece of legislation creating the footbal affordable housing s somewhat of a fund. for instance, a lot of it will lend itself to the strength of trying to prevent others to
become homeless. and as i was speaking to chair fewer when she introduced this, originally introduced this, i had some concerns about the approach and mainly what if we don't spend down on a certain amount and the money just gets stuck there. there's so many needs that we're hearing, that i hate to see it get stuck in a pot of reserve money. so in going some of the changes that were made, in particular your section on page 2d, you know, where it starts talking about after two years making a
report and then doing an analysis of where the funding caps are and having flexibility in terms of a discussion at that time and we're not spending it down. where can we spend the resources so that we can actually help people on streets, help people from coming onto the streets. i think with that amendment, i would like to say to you, supervisor, fewer, i'm supportive of this and i know i have not put my name on it, mainly because of my uncomfort level. so i would like to be added as a cosponsor and thank you for doing this. >> thank you very much. i'm honoured. supervisor mandelman. >> i'm jusi just, very briefly,o think you for your leadership and chelsea, if you worked on this, as well. but for your leadership on housing issues certainly before i was on the board but even in
the short period that i've been around, copa and then eraf one and now two, one of the things striking to me is how many set asides we have in our budget for various savored purposes but when house housing is the greatt crisis in the city. we have a very menial fund that gets set side every year, which is $30 million, which is completely improve sufficient te need now and being bold and continuing to find other sources of funds is totally the right direction and thank you for your work on this. of course, thanks to everyone else in the audience who's worked on this and came out to sport today. >> thank you, supervisor. supervisor stephanie? >> thank you. i just wanted to add my thanks and also add my name as a
cosponsor. some thank you very much. i so appreciate it. >> so colleagues, thank you very much for your support and i have a motion on the floor to accept the amendments before you and could i get a second, please. >> supervisor mandleman, thank you. >> i would like to make this as amended to the board with a positive recommendation. thank you very much. we can take that without objection. and madam clerk, any other items before us today? >> there are no other items. >> thank you very much. this meeting is adjourned.
bubble that it's okay to be whatever you want to. you can let your free flag fry he -- fly here. as an adult with autism, i'm here to challenge people's idea of what autism is. my journey is not everyone's journey because every autistic child is different, but there's hope. my background has heavy roots in the bay area. i was born in san diego and adopted out to san francisco when i was about 17 years old. i bounced around a little bit here in high school, but i've always been here in the bay.
we are an inclusive preschool, which means that we cater to emp. we don't turn anyone away. we take every child regardless of race, creed, religious or ability. the most common thing i hear in my adult life is oh, you don't seem like you have autism. you seem so normal. yeah. that's 26 years of really, really, really hard work and i think thises that i still do. i was one of the first open adoptions for an lgbt couple. they split up when i was about four. one of them is partnered, and one of them is not, and then my biological mother, who is also a lesbian. very queer family. growing up in the 90's with a queer family was odd, i had the bubble to protect me, and here, i felt safe. i was bullied relatively infrequently. but i never really felt
isolated or alone. i have known for virtually my entire life i was not suspended, but kindly asked to not ever bring it up again in first grade, my desire to have a sex change. the school that i went to really had no idea how to handle one. one of my parents is a little bit gender nonconforming, so they know what it's about, but my parents wanted my life to be safe. when i have all the neurological issues to manage, that was just one more to add to it. i was a weird kid. i had my core group of, like, very tight, like, three friends. when we look at autism, we characterize it by, like, lack of eye contact, what i do now is when i'm looking away from the camera, it's for my own comfort. faces are confusing. it's a lack of mirror neurons in your brain working properly
to allow you to experience empathy, to realize where somebody is coming from, or to realize that body language means that. at its core, autism is a social disorder, it's a neurological disorder that people are born with, and it's a big, big spectrum. it wasn't until i was a teenager that i heard autism in relation to myself, and i rejected it. i was very loud, i took up a lot of space, and it was because mostly taking up space let everybody else know where i existed in the world. i didn't like to talk to people really, and then, when i did, i overshared. i was very difficult to be around. but the friends that i have are very close. i click with our atypical kiddos than other people do. in experience, i remember when
i was five years old and not wanting people to touch me because it hurt. i remember throwing chairs because i could not regulate my own emotions, and it did not mean that i was a bad kid, it meant that i couldn't cope. i grew up in a family of behavioral psychologists, and i got development cal -- developmental psychology from all sides. i recognize that my experience is just a very small picture of that, and not everybody's in a position to have a family that's as supportive, but there's also a community that's incredible helpful and wonderful and open and there for you in your moments of need. it was like two or three years of conversations before i was like you know what? i'm just going to do this, and i went out and got my prescription for hormones and started transitioning medically, even though i had already been living as a male.
i have a two-year-old. the person who i'm now married to is my husband for about two years, and then started gaining weight and wasn't sure, so i we went and talked with the doctor at my clinic, and he said well, testosterone is basically birth control, so there's no way you can be pregnant. i found out i was pregnant at 6.5 months. my whole mission is to kind of normalize adults like me. i think i've finally found my calling in early intervention, which is here, kind of what we do. i think the access to irrelevant care for parents is intentionally confusing. when i did the procespective search for autism for my own child, it was confusing. we have a place where children
can be children, but it's very confusing. i always out myself as an adult with autism. i think it's helpful when you know where can your child go. how i'm choosing to help is to give children that would normally not be allowed to have children in the same respect, kids that have three times as much work to do as their peers or kids who do odd things, like, beach therapy. how do -- speech therapy. how do you explain that to the rest of their class? i want that to be a normal experience. i was working on a certificate and kind of getting think early childhood credits brefore i started working here, and we did a section on transgender inclusion, inclusion, which is a big issue here in san francisco because we attract lots of queer families, and the teacher approached me and said i don't really feel comfortable or qualified to talk about this
from, like, a cisgendered straight person's perspective, would you mind talking a little bit with your own experience, and i'm like absolutely. so i'm now one of the guest speakers in that particular class at city college. i love growing up here. i love what san francisco represents. the idea of leaving has never occurred to me. but it's a place that i need to fight for to bring it back to what it used to be, to allow all of those little kids that come from really unsafe environments to move somewhere safe. what i've done with my life is work to make all of those situations better, to bring a little bit of light to all those kind of issues that we're still having, hoping to expand into a little bit more of a resource center, and this resource center would be more those new parents who have gotten that diagnosis, and we want to be this one centralized place that allows parents to breathe for a second. i would love to empower from
the bottom up, from the kid level, and from the top down, from the teacher level. so many things that i would love to do that are all about changing people's minds about certain chunts, like the transgender community or the autistic community. i would like my daughter to know there's no wrong way to go through life. everybody experiences pain and grief and sadness, and that all of those things are temporary. >> there weren't really any real funding structures available at that time, so we started out in civic centre. we always wanted to find our way back. the temporary navigation center at south van ness and around 22 nd street allowed us to start a small pilot program over there. leadership told us that we may get an impact on the area in cleanliness and community. those who have been vehemently opposed to the center became
even more angrier when it was taken down. folks at the north end of the mission saw what was going on and eric who you will hear from in a few minutes, saw our impact , he asked us what we can do closer for 16th and mission with $5,000. it wasn't much, but the funding and the excitement generated by him and the program helped us hold out until the end of the fiscal year. when the team and supervisor ronen's office give us funding to expand throughout the mission [applause] >> our team in the mission has grown from a tiny four person team, all the way to a 30 member cohort that works daily to clean the area stretching from division street, down to 24th street. and from valencia, all the way to harrison. it is incredible how much they've accomplished in these past five months, and it wouldn't have been possible
without community momentum from neighbors like sean case, a raised awareness of our team and pushed rest in his neighborhood outside of coronado park, about three blocks down. our vision is to build -- to bring clean, beautiful streets, to end homelessness in the mission, and to tear down the barriers to community that exists between the least and the most franchised. we are on our way, and we are going to get there with your help. and now, i have the pleasure of introducing layer breed who has been a champion -- mayor breed who has been a champion since the beginning. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. really glad to be here. i also wanted to mention that yes, there was an ad back provided for this program to extend the downtown streets team to the mission, to this incredible neighborhood, but our
office, through the fix-it department gave a quarter of a million dollars to downtown streets team to make sure that we provided the appropriate funding so this program can expand. this is not just about jobs, it is not just about clean streets, this is about our city. this is about taking care of our city, it is also about making sure that people have opportunities to get housing, people have opportunities to get services, people have opportunities to do jobs to that allow them dignity. we want to make sure we have a thriving city, and it takes a lot of work, and it does take a village, doesn't it, donna? it takes a village. it takes a village to make sure that everyone in our city has an opportunity to be part of this incredible program. i want to think downtown streets , because you do the important work, so many of you
volunteer your time, so many of you are out there cleaning the streets, but you are also engaged in conversations with neighbors, with merchants, and it is really creating this incredible feeling in san francisco. you are the ambassadors of the city. you represent our city everywhere you go, and i have to tell you, i see those yellow shirts everywhere downtown in san francisco. [applause] >> i know we have our challenges , and i know the income inequality gap has widened like never before. which is why it is going to be important that we move aggressively to build more housing. that is one of the reasons why we are putting a 500 million-dollar affordable housing bond on the ballot this november. it is also why i am proposing a chart amendment to build 100% affordable housing and 100% teacher housing as of right.
no more bureaucracy, no more delays, no more not in my backyard. if we are going to really address what we know are serious challenges in this city, we have to build more housing, especially affordable housing in every corner of san francisco. i don't want to see the next generation who grew up in san francisco like nikita and i, where our friends in our family cannot afford to live here anymore. this program, yes, it is important, but housing and making sure that people have the dignity of a safe, affordable place to call home is equally important, and i'm committed to making sure that as we expand programs like downtown streets and we continue to clean up our safety, we also have places for people who work in our city to afford to live here, too. that is a critical part of making sure that we are really a
diversity. that we invest in the people of san francisco, so i am just excited to be here today, and to say thank you to fill ginsburg with recreation and park, to the fix-it team, to do the department of public works, to all of the volunteers and community members, and i will say that d.p.w. and the downtown streets team, they can't do it alone. it is all of our responsibility to take care of our city. so let's roll up our sleeves, let's get to work, let's make san francisco a more green and clean city, more than anyplace else in the rest of the country. thank you also much for being here today. [cheers and applause] >> now i want to take the opportunity to introduce your supervisor, hillary ronen. [cheers and applause] >> thank you so much. it is such a pleasure to be here
on this gorgeous, gorgeous day. i love downtown streets team! i want to tell you a story. so i don't know if you guys saw it there or read it in the media reports, but for a good part of the year, the barge director and i cleaned the 16th street b.r.t. station because he needed help, but also because we're trying to make a point that they didn't have enough full-time workers at that station to keep it a dignified place for everyone. and it was a mess. it was a mess. every week when we got there we would fill up garbage containers after garbage container of trash and one day we got there and it was spotless. it was so beautiful and we were so confused, and we said what is going on here? we found out that a private
citizen who has an office across the street from the bart plaza had given a grant to downtown streets team to work in that area, and oh, my gosh, you changed the entire atmosphere and the entire feeling of that area, and i got an upfront view of the tremendous work that you do for the city. it is changing lives, it is changing our feeling about this city, and we love you for it, so much so. as the mayor said, she prioritized in the city budget expanding downtown streets team to many parts of the mission, and i could not be more grateful to her, and more grateful to you for doing this tremendous work. you are amazing, we love you, keep it up. thank you so much. [cheers and applause] >> all right, now it is my
pleasure to introduce community partner eric rodenbeck. [cheers and applause] >> hi. my office is at 16th and mission, it has been for 18 years, and about a year ago, i decided it was time to stop complaining and start doing something about it, so when i started calling and sending pictures about what was going on in the plaza, you started come out and clean himself. the bart supervisor was showing up at 16th and mission with a broom. asserts a tiny little changes, small things like making sure that the closet to bart is locked, and then small contributions to allow amazing groups like the downtown streets team to do their work. there's nothing like the power of committed individuals to clean up a place and make a positive difference. i want to thank the mayor mayor
and supervisor for their support there are people in this town who have answers to what our most pressing questions are, and our most pressing problems. there are solutions that we can implement together in ways that are equitable, in ways that don't displace people, and let us hold true to our san francisco values. i encourage you to come down to the 16th and mission plaza and see the work that the amazing group of people are doing here. it is a radically transformed situation, and i can't thank you enough. from the bottom of my heart, thank you. [cheers and applause] >> i wanted to share a couple of stats before i invite our last speaker up because they are so exciting. so since we launched with the city funding in the mission, nine folks have gotten employment already on our small team. [applause] >> three folks have been house. altogether in the mission, we have already removed 300,000
pounds of trash. it's pretty incredible. finally, we have picked up 2,458 needles from the streets, it is such important work that our folks are doing, and they're working so hard. with that, it is my pleasure to introduce our purple shirt, team supervisor, who looks after our entire mission team. and without whom this program would not run half as smoothly or with half the amount of love that it does. [cheers and applause] [cheering] >> dsd! >> family, i see all the hard work that you do, i she you get up at 7:00 a.m. in the morning to come here, and i see how much effort that you put into it, you
know, my job as a supervisor, but my job -- also i am your friend, you can come and talk to me. when i talked to the team members, they tell me, they say darrell, you know, i'm really tired of sleeping in a tent, and when they tell me that, i get sad, and his they say, darrell, what do you think we could do about this housing crisis? and i say, you know, i really don't know, but what i believe, i believe, i want to believe that this is the best country in the world. i want to believe that this is the best city in the world. but one thing that i do believe, i do believe that if we come together as one, we can fix this
thank you for coming, thank you, mayor breed. [cheers and applause]. >> we have one more thing, you know, we honor our team members and this guy has gone beyond in everything that we're all about at dst. he is a reflection of what we are about, and that is saving lives, helping people. meeting him where they are at. so i want to present this green shirt, my friend and my co- volunteer worker, bobby. come on up here and get this award. [cheers and applause] >> way to work it, bobby. >> i'm surprised.
[laughter] >> i thought i would make the green shirt at the meeting. anyway, i'm kind of nervous, but i know how it is on the streets because i have been there myself , and right now, i can get a job if i want to, and nine to five job, but right now, i am just giving back to my community , and the four hours that i am doing is helping me. it has helped me because i see myself. i have been there on the streets it is helping me remember my past and helping somebody to get themselves back on their feet. this -- they may not take our cards, or i tell them where to meet, but every little bit helps anyway, thank you, guys, thank you for showing up. thank you. [cheers and applause] >> all right. can i have our team members and
staff come on up, and community partners. we will go ahead and cut the ribbon now. you are a team member, sir, yes. all right, all right. everyone gather behind the ribbon. make sure we all get in the frame. >> is everybody in here? >> ready? five, four, three, two, one, downtown streets team! [cheers and applause] >> this neighborhood was lived
for approximately 22 years. >> yeah, like 21 years. >> 21 years in this neighborhood. >> in the same house. >> we moved into this neighborhood six months after we got married, actually. just about our whole entire married life has been here in excel. >> the owner came to the house and we wanted to sell the house and we were like, what? we were scared at first. what are we going to do? where are we going to move into? the kids' school? our jobs? >> my name is maria. i'm a preschool teacher for the san francisco unified school district. >> my name is ronnie and i work in san francisco and i'm a driver from a local electrical company. >> we went through meta first and meta helped us to apply and
be ready to get the down payment assistant loan program. that's the program that we used to secure the purchase of our home. it took us a year to get our credit ready to get ready to apply for the loan. >> the whole year we had to wait and wait through the process and then when we got the notice, it's like, we were like thinking that. >> when we found out that we were settling down and we were going to get approved and we were going to go forward, it was just a really -- we felt like we could breathe. we have four kids and so to find a place even just to rent for a family of six. and two dogs. >> we were going to actually pay more for rent and to own a house. >> it feels good now to have to move. it feels for our children to stay in the neighborhood that they have grown in. they grew up here and they were
born here. they know this neighborhood. they don't know anything outside san francisco. >> we really have it. >> we'd love to say thank you to the mayor's office. they opened a door that we thought was not possible to be opened for us. they allowed us to continue to live here. we're raising our family in san francisco and just to be able to continue to be here is the great lesson. >> it's great to see everyone kind of get together and prove, that you know, building our culture is something that can be reckoned with. >> i am desi, chair of economic
development for soma filipinos. so that -- [ inaudible ] know that soma filipino exists, and it's also our economic platform, so we can start to build filipino businesses so we can start to build the cultural district. >> i studied the bok chase choy her achbl heritage, and i discovered this awesome bok choy. working at i-market is amazing. you've got all these amazing people coming out here to share
one culture. >> when i heard that there was a market with, like, a lot of filipino food, it was like oh, wow, that's the closest thing i've got to home, so, like, i'm going to try everything. >> fried rice, and wings, and three different cliefz sliders. i haven't tried the adobe yet, but just smelling it yet brings back home and a ton of memories. >> the binca is made out of different ingredients, including cheese. but here, we put a twist on it. why not have nutella, rocky road, we have blue berry. we're not just limiting it to just the classic with salted
egg and cheese. >> we try to cook food that you don't normally find from filipino food vendors, like the lichon, for example. it's something that it took years to come up with, to perfect, to get the skin just right, the flavor, and it's one of our most popular dishes, and people love it. this, it's kind of me trying to chase a dream that i had for a long time. when i got tired of the corporate world, i decided that i wanted to give it a try and see if people would actually like our food. i think it's a wonderful opportunity for the filipino culture to shine. everybody keeps saying filipino food is the next big thing. i think it's already big, and
to have all of us here together, it's just -- it just blows my mind sometimes that there's so many of us bringing -- bringing filipino food to the city finally. >> i'm alex, the owner of the lumpia company. the food that i create is basically the filipino-american experience. i wasn't a chef to start with, but i literally love lumpia, but my food is my favorite foods i like to eat, put into my favorite filipino foods, put together. it's not based off of recipes i learned from my mom. maybe i learned the rolling technique from my mom, but the different things that i put in are just the different things that i like, and i like to think that i have good taste. well, the very first lumpia that i came out with that
really build the lumpia -- it wasn't the poerk and shrimp shanghai, but my favorite thing after partying is that bakon cheese burger lumpia. there was a time in our generation where we didn't have our own place, our own feed to eat. before, i used to promote filipino gatherings to share the love. now, i'm taking the most exciting filipino appetizer and sharing it with other filipinos. >> it can happen in the san
francisco mint, it can happen in a park, it can happen in a street park, it can happen in a tech campus. it's basically where we bring the hardware, the culture, the operating system. >> so right now, i'm eating something that brings me back to every filipino party from my childhood. it's really cool to be part of the community and reconnect with the neighborhood. >> one of our largest challenges in creating this cultural district when we compare ourselves to chinatown, japantown or little saigon, there's little communities there that act as place makers. when you enter into little philippines, you're like where are the businesses, and that's
undiscovered is a great tool for the cultural district to bring awareness by bringing the best parts of our culture which is food, music, the arts and being ativism all under one roof, and by seeing it all in this way, what it allows san franciscans to see is the dynamics of the filipino-american culture. i think in san francisco, we've kind of lost track of one of our values that makes san francisco unique with just empathy, love, of being acceptable of different people, the out liers, the crazy ones. we've become so focused onic maing money that we forgot about those that make our city and community unique. when people come to discover, i
want them to rediscover the magic of what diversity and empathy can create. when you're positive and >> shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their business in the 49 square files of san francisco. we help san francisco remain unique, successful and right vi. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> i'm one of three owners here in san francisco and we provide mostly live music entertainment and we have food, the type of food that we have a mexican food and it's not a big menu, but we did it with love. like ribeye tacos and
quesadillas and fries. for latinos, it brings families together and if we can bring that family to your business, you're gold. tonight we have russelling for e community. >> we have a ten-person limb elimination match. we have a full-size ring with barside food and drink. we ended up getting wrestling here with puoillo del mar. we're hope og get families to join us. we've done a drag queen bingo and we're trying to be a diverse kind of club, trying different things. this is a great part of town and there's a bunch of shops, a variety of stores and ethnic
restaurants. there's a popular little shop that all of the kids like to hanhang out at. we have a great breakfast spot call brick fast at tiffanies. some of the older businesses are refurbished and newer businesses are coming in and it's exciting. >> we even have our own brewery for fdr, ferment, drink repeat. it's in the san francisco garden district and four beautiful muellermixer ura alsomurals. >> it's important to shop local because it's kind of like a circle of life, if you will. we hire local people. local people spend their money at our businesses and those local mean that wor people willr money as well. i hope people shop locally. [ ♪ ]
>> let's get this going. is everybody ready? hello, and welcome to the tuesday, may 21st, 2019 commission meeting at the san francisco entertainment commission. meeting. i am the commission president. if you are a member of the public you like to speak, you can hand them out and fill them out. we do as you turn off your cell phones or put them on silent including commissioners and staff. thank you to san francisco government t.v. and media services for sharing with the public. we will start with a roll call. [roll call]