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>> the fence isn't going anywhere, so it is all fine. i would suggest that we follow commissioner lazarus' lead, do a continuance for 30 days or thereabouts, based on the availability of the appellant and the permit holder, and then give the departments a chance to clean up some very clear messes. >> i support that. >> i was looking at september 18 th. >> that would be fine. >> i believe so, if it is not on there. >> it is one of the latest on the calendar going forward. >> it is a late calendar. >> for now. >> are the parties available on september 18th to come back?
>> okay. he is checking his calendar. >> i will move to continue the item to september 18th to allow d.b.i. and planning to do inspections and determine what work might require for the permitting, or advise permitting >> we have a motion from vice president lazarus to continue this appeal to september 18th, 2019, to give time for d.b.i. and planning, as necessary, to inspect the property and to determine what further work or permitting is necessary. on that motion... [roll call] that motion carries 4-0. we will see you september 18th
>> the goal is simple. it's to raise women's voices. >> learn a little bit about what you should be thinking about in the future. >> we had own over 300 -- over 300 people who signed up for the one-on-one counseling today. >> i think in the world of leading, people sometimes discount the ability to lead quietly and effectively.
the assessor's office is a big one. there are 58 counties in the state of california and every single county has one elected assessor in the county. our job is to look at property taxes and make sure that we are fairly taxing every single property in san francisco. one of the big things that we do is as a result of our work, we bring in a lot of revenue, about 2.6 billion worth of revenue to the city. often, people will say, what do you do with that money, and i like to share what we do with property taxes. for every dollar we collect in property taxes, about 68 cents
of it goes to support public sstss, our police officers, our fire departments, our streets, our cleaning that happens in the city. but i think what most people don't know is 34 cents of the dollar goes to public education. so it goes to the state of california and in turn gets allocated back to our local school districts. so this is an incredibly important part of what we do in this office. it's an interesting place to be, i have to say. my colleagues across the state have been wonderful and have been very welcoming and share their knowledge with me. in my day-to-day life, i don't think about that role, being the only asian american assessor in the state, i just focus on being the best i can be, representing my city very well, representing the county of san francisco well. by being the only asian american assessor, i think you have a job to try to lift up and bring as many people on
board, as well. i hope by doing the best that you can as an individual, people will start to see that your assessor is your elected leaders, the people that are making important decisions can look like you, can be like you, can be from your background. i grew up with a family where most of my relatives, my aunties, my uncles, my parents, were immigrants to the united states. when my parents first came here, they came without any relatives or friends in the united states. they had very little money, and they didn't know how to speak english very well. they came to a place that was completely foreign, a place where they had absolutely nobody here to help them, and i can't imagine what that must have been like, how brave it was for them to take that step because they were doing this in order to create an opportunity for their family. so my parents had odd jobs, my dad worked in the kitchens, my mom worked as a seamstress
sewing. as we grew up, we eventually had a small business. i very much grew up in a family of immigrants, where we helped to translate. we went to the restaurant every weekend helping out, rolling egg rolls, eating egg rolls, and doing whatever we need to do to help the family out. it really was an experience growing up that helped me be the person that i am and viewing public service the way that i do. one of the events that really stuck with me when i was growing up was actually the rodney king riots. we lived in southern california at the time, and my parents had a restaurant in inglewood, california. i can remember smelling smoke, seeing ashes where we lived. it was incredibly scary because we didn't know if we were going to lose that restaurant, if it was going to be burned down, if it was going to be damaged, and it was our entire livelihood. and i remember there were a lot
of conversations at that time around what it was that government to do to create more opportunities or help people be more successful, and that stuck with me. it stuck with me because i remain believe government has a role, government has a responsibility to change the outcomes for communities, to create opportunities, to help people go to school, to help people open businesses and be successful. >> make sure to be safe, and of course to have fun. >> and then, i think as you continue to serve in government, you realize that those convictions and the persons that you are really help to inform you, and so long as you go back to your core, and you remember why you're doing what you're doing, you know, i think you can't go wrong. it's funny, because, you know, i never had thought i would do this. i became a supervisor first for the city under very unusual circumstances, and i can remember one day, i'm shopping with friends and really not having a care in the world about politics or running for
office or being in a public position, and the next day, i'm sworn in and serving on the board of supervisors. for many of us who are going through our public service, it's very interesting, i think, what people view as a leader. sometimes people say, well, maybe the person who is most outspoken, the person who yells the loudest or who speaks the loudest is going to be the best leader. and i think how i was raised, i like to listen first, and i like to try to figure outweighs to work with -- out ways to work with people to get things done. i hope that time goes on, you can see that you can have all sorts of different leaders whether at the top of city government or leading organizations or leading teams, that there are really different kinds of leadership styles that we should really foster because it makes us stronger as organizations. >> take advantage of all the wonderful information that you have here, at the vendor booth, at our seminars and also the one-on-one counseling.
>> i wouldn't be where i was if i didn't have very strong people who believed in me. and even at times when i didn't believe in my own abilities or my own skills, i had a lot of people who trusted and believed i either had the passion or skills to accomplish and do what i did. if there was one thing that i can tell young women, girls, who are thinking about and dreaming about the things they want to be, whether it's being a doctor or being in politics, running an organization, being in business, whatever it is, i think it's really to just trust yourself and believe that who you are is enough, that you are enough to make it work and to make things successful. >> ever wonder about programs the city it working think to make san francisco the best place to work and will we bring shine to the programs and the people making them happen join
us inside that edition of what's next sf sprech of market street between 6th is having a cinderella movement with the office of economic workforce development is it's fairy godmother telegraph hill engaged in the program and providing the reason to pass through the corridor and better reason to stay office of economic workforce development work to support the economic vital of all of san francisco we have 3 distinctions workforce and neighborhood investment i work in the tenderloin that has been the focus resulting in tax chgsz and 9 arts group totally around 2
hundred thousand square feet of office space as fits great as it's moved forward it is some of the place businesses engaged for the people that have living there for a long time and people that are coming into to work in the the item you have before you companies and the affordable housing in general people want a safe and clean community they see did changed coming is excited for every. >> oewd proits provides permits progress resulting in the growth of mid businesses hocking beggar has doubled in size. >> when we were just getting started we were a new business people never saturday a small business owner and been in the bike industry a long needed help in finding at space and sxug the
that is a oewd and others agencies were a huge helped walked us through the process we couldn't have done it without you this is sloped to be your grand boulevard if so typically a way to get one way to the other it is supposed to be a beautiful boulevard and fellowship it is started to look like that. >> we have one goal that was the night to the neighborhood while the bigger project of developments as underway and also to bring bring a sense of community back to the neighborhood. >> we wanted to use the says that a a gathering space for people to have experience whether watching movies or a yoga or coming to lecture. >> that sb caliber shift on the
street is awarding walking down the street and seeing people sitting outside address this building has been vacate and seeing this change is inspiringing. >> we've created a space where people walk in and have fun and it is great that as changed the neighborhood. >> oewd is oak on aortas a driver for san francisco. >> we've got to 23ri7b9 market and sun setting piano and it was on the street we've seen companies we say used to have to accompanying come out and recruit now they're coming to us. >> today, we learned about the office of economic workforce development and it's effort to foster community and make the buyer market street corridor something that be proud of thanks to much for watching and
>> any comments, questions, or corrections? hearing none, call the question. all in favor? any opposed? >> i abstain since i was not here. >> yes, the motion carries. and now, item 4, the director's report. >> good morning, commissioners, and welcome, commissioner spears. it is great to have you here and it's also great to have a full commission. i think it's been several years, so very excited to work with all of you. i think i want to start with kind of the national level stuff. i just came back from the national association of area
agencies conference on ageing and board meeting, i'm a california representative for n4a. it was in new orleans, and you know that meeting in new orleans in the summer was a little harsh. i was talking about our approach to ageing in san francisco. in addition, we had katrina williams who works in the human resources division who came and did a training on implicit bias and equity and inclusion, and it was really well received by participants in that workshop. the other news, and i may have mentioned this early because we knew about it earlier is we
were the recipients of an award because of the partnership that we have with community center and with senior centers with the older adult choir program. so community music center was with us to receive the award. it was really exciting for them, and there's been some press in san francisco about this. but it's really -- it's such a great intervention, and the people who are involved in the choirs report regularly that they feel more healthy and more engaged and all the things that we hope for when they are involved in a choir. at the state level, i think we talked a little bit about this earlier on when we met in june about what the budget was shaping up to be, but we did -- ageing and disability services did well in the budget, and there were -- in addition to, you know, some of the medi-cal
enhancements, some of the things we focus on are our community services. we did very well on nutrition at the state level. a.d.l. got funding for the first time ever. this is really a way for ageing services providers and the independent living providers to work together to really think about how we serve people with disabilities and older adults together, so we have an adrc in san francisco, and there are seven others across california. and hopefully what this means is we'll actually get some state funding for the first time instead of funding this solely with local funds. ombudsman also got some much needed funding, which was really excited. when you think about what the ombudsman does is go out and look at the quality and the
care in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities and they're much understaffed and underresourced, and so this was really exciting. and then, we also got, for the first time, some money for falls prevention, we all know that falls are so hazardous and quite often put people in the hospital and they often don't come out. so falls are bad. this is the first time that the state has put money into this. locally, we had, on monday,
something really exciting happen, and that was we had an older adult and disability work fair. and the office of economic and workforce development along with the community living campaign and the anything any time fund coalition put this together. we also had some funding partners who were really helpful in making it happen. but we had -- i don't know what the final count was, but it was really successful, and i think it showed to some people what the need and the appetite is for work for older people and adults with disabilities. it was, i hope the beginning of a much stronger relationship
with us along with our community partners and funders to think about, you know, what does this look like moving forward? how do we ensure that we're continuing to advocate for people with disabilities and people in the workforce? and also including diverse age and ability when what that does to the workforce and how that enhances it, and i think we just need to keep hammering that home. we are, through the community living campaign, our community partner, are continuing to work with a creative agency, and they've come up with some ideas for us. and our work group has looked at all of them and we've kind
of gotten down to one idea, and so now, the agency is talking about how to get the reframing ageing campaign out into the community. so hopefully in the next few months, we'll be seeing the fruit of that labor out and about town. i'm hoping when people see those things, they can photograph things that they see in town. for those of you that use social media, i think it's going to be really exciting, and i think there's going to be community engagement, and i think that's going to be really
crucial. and then, i'm going on and on. i'll take any questions if you have any. >> thank you, shireen. any comments or questions? >> not a question, but a comment. i was able to attend the workshop on monday. it was great to see so many different departments working together on this effort. it was crowded. it was the -- folks there were enthusiastic, both on the job seekers side, but also the employers who were there, they were doing on-site interviews, and you could just feel the excitement in the room, so l congratulations for the effort. >> thank you. and i do have one thing on my list, and i just skipped over it. i talked a little bit about the name change for the department early on, and i just wanted to give you an update as to where that is right now. so president yee introduced the
name change to the full board. it -- then, the proposed name change went to rules committee and passed out of rules committee and then was signed on by the full board. so the board is in the process of putting the proponent's argument on to the ballot? and so then, there's some activity that needs to happen after that, but then, we'll see what happens. one of the things is it does is it changes the name to department of disability and ageing services? so the fact that the department serves people with disabilities clearly, clearly in the name. and the second thing it does is it specifies the makeup of the commission to ensure that there's a person with a disability on the commission and that there's a veteran on the commission, and older adult, which having an older adult on the commission has never been an issue, and we've
always had that, but it specifies the other two, as well. so -- >> thank you. any other questions or comments for shireen? thank you. the next item is the employee recognition. the daas department and shireen will honor people from the department of adult protective and ageing services. [applause] >> so i don't think we've honored anyone from adult protective services, so could everyone from adult protective services stand?
[applause] >> so we all know adult protective services is such a critical service in counties and san francisco is no exception. our adult protective services program is particularly wonderful. i hear this all the time when i'm going around the state how well established our adult protective services program is, how we've really started using our data as to what the best practices are. i always tell the adult protective services people are when i see them, what you do is really hard works. it takes putting your education into practice and figuring out ways to take care of yourselves, so we are so pleased to have you as are the
people that you're working for all the time. so sayer, .. -- sarah, this is so well written, i'm going to read what they wrote about it. sarah has served as a protective services worker for the past 12 years. she is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has extensive experience with and knowledge of developmental stages and how the ageing process can affect one's ability to maintain one's independence, safety and protect oneself from abuse and neglect while living in the community. she utilizes her skills to set boundaries while working with complex family dynamics, and she recognizes a person's ability to engage while accepting services. she's a strong advocate for her clients and applies -- during
her years at adult protective services, sarah has mentored two interns from u.c. berkeley. this allowed her to further devel develop her leadership skills when helping many adults and elders resolve abuse and neglect issues. under her tutoring, the individuals gained skills to become important social workers in the community. she has participated in two aps retreat committees. sarah worked tirelessly on scheduling the monthly officer of the day schedule for the last three to four years. these are just a few of sarah's attributes for making her an asset to the aps team. we commend her for protecting
our ageing and adults in san francisco. [applause] s >> so sarah, on behalf of the department of ageing and adult services, you are the employee for the month of august. thank you. >> thank you. >> here. i think you should take this. >> thank you. next is diane lauren with the advisory council report. good morning, diane. >> good morning.
welcome. thank you. commissioners, the advisory council met in june and again in july. we did not take a summer break. we'll take that in december, and that was a decision of the council because we discussed whether we wanted to take july off, and they felt that the momentum was moving well, so why take a break. so my report is a june and july report. so basically, what -- one of the changes is the dignity fund and advisory oversight committee meets six times a year, so we have them on the agenda after the meeting rather than put them on the agenda and say there's nothing to report. there's nothing to report in june, but in july, they reported that the additional $3 million that's allocated in the
dignity fund legislation has been allocated. and at their september meeting, the dignity fund coalition will have a special discussion on the master plan on ageing. we had senior plan on action speaking to us at the june meeting regarding the pedestrian safety committee, and i'm not going to go into a lot of detail, but basically, he gave us a bit of history on vision zero, the goal of achieving a no death by 2024. doesn't look like we're on target to do that. things started out well, but over time, there's much more of a collaborative effort amongst the various groups in san francisco. while there was a decrease initially in these, this has not been substantive over time. the coalition was a result of
some of his collaborative work in the early 2000s, and it meets quarterly, and it's led by the sfmta, the department of safe streets for seniors, and people with disabilities program. and there were problem that still exists, a top-down approach, a high risk ability plan. he did say that in the community where presentations are made, changes are being made, and he specifically mentioned the excelsior, although he didn't mention anything specific. he did say there needs to be the removal of bus shelters, but then, that's an impact to seniors and adults with
disabilities, designated bike lanes, some of the slow improvements that have been agreed upon. there's been a current increase in pedestrians fatalities, and our nonaccessible streets and sidewalks at construction sites, and we see a lot of that as we go to 1650 mission. >> and president is serene, if could clarify that, seniors with disabilities for action. >> yes. i will make -- so we -- the lgbt updates, again, there's no report in june, so we're going to continue to work on our pedestrian discussions. we had meeting with executive
shireen about that. and then next, our lgbt updates, there was no report in june, but dr. adelman advised us that the facility will be opening in september, and open house and unlock will be working together in a hybrid approach. because dr. adelman also serves on the state commission on ageing, we had her give us a report on the latest commission meeting. she told us the group meets sixes times a year in various parts of the state and they do that so that they can go to different senior facilities in the area where the meetings are held. the number one issue coming out of the meetings this year is housing. the commission itself had put
together a master plan on ageing as did justice and ageing, and both groups found the same thing. justice and housing and economic security, housing information, and workforce. our membership committee gave a report. we have a number of openings. we've reached out to the five supervisors for their district. we have a call with one, from supervisor yee's district, district 11, on friday -- and we are -- or not district 11, district 7, and she will be attending our august meeting to get a feel, and the responses are cycling back in. there were no site visit reports given in june, and that was deliberate because we're trying to do more -- give them time to do site visits every other month. so july was our site visit report month. we had two site visits. we had about two more that we
needed to do, but we ran out of time because we had quite a bit of discussion on one of them. so that was the stanford hotel, which is the meal program, and then, also the west portal clubhouse, which is a fairly new nutrition site in the west portal area. and then, we had a guest presentation by building together on their build the block program. and then, our meeting this month will be a presentation on the area plan for 2021 to 2025. six members of the council attended the workforce job fair on monday. it was excellent. the energy and the -- it was nice to see the public sector
and the community-based organization and collaborative effort, and then, two supervisors were there, supervisor brown and supervisor fewer, as well as the mayor, and i think that gave it a lot of extra energy. >> okay. thank you, diane. diane, just a question on the pedestrian safety issue. i understand the logical focus on automobile accidents and streets and with the bike lanes, but the city keeps approving additional motorized vehicles. often, they are on you can sidewalks, and often, there seems to be very poor enforcement of bicycles on sidewalks. the sidewalks as you pointed out are treacherous enough without these motor vised vehicles, and when you add the motor vised vehicles coming up behind you, it's as much a danger as crossing the street. >> i was thinking of that when i was walking here and a
scooter almost knocked me down, and there were horns honking as an on call ride sharing service was blocking a lane. yeah, that has come up. we're not quite sure what to do about it. we've spent a lot of time talking about safe streets. i actually am on the safe -- my sidewalks in front of my house have now been targeted for work under the safe street program, so i'm a case study for the pedestrian safety group, but we have talked a lot about that. and that is an issue that keeps coming up in all these groups, so yeah, that is a concern. >> commissioner knutzen. >> i attended all of these meetings myself because i kind of nominated myself as pedestrian safety. what we've described it as a movement that is really taking shape here. a lot of movement of sf walk and a lot of other groups that
have been in existence for a while, they're all part of the coalition -- >> commissioner, can you please speak into the mic? >> yeah. i'm sorry. and we do have good staff members that participate in these meetings as well as advisory committee, so all of these things we are participating in and giving a voice to. what i am releasing is pedestrians, it is a movement in evolution. you might have always known what the bicycle coalition was doing, and in many ways, they're a model for us. but what's happening around pedestrian safety is as things are designed, it's all about getting into the design of the work plans, and the design of bike lanes, and the design of construction plans. so, like, everything you get into, it's always drilling down
into the details and knowing how you can effect change. and i'm really heartened by the fact that some of these pedestrian safety groups are really getting involved in making those changes. and it's like when you build a park in san francisco, and everybody gets involved, and give people get involved in the park so it meets many things. so the pedestrians people are engaged in that and that's a good example of how they're trying to make sure that how
pedestrians can stay safe, we're -- i feel like there's a role that we're sort of all playing, and that there's a role in the advocacy around this, but a lot of it is just drilling down to these details and how you get a voice to m.t.a. when they're designing something. that helps a little bit, but all of those things when people start to talk about it, they're all being brought up. but it's being integrated into public policy is what i think is happening. >> and i think the thing that we've found is the work that was done on the vanness corridor, which i know commissioner surena and commissioner knutzen live on, that was moving on out to the gary street process. that's going to be a long,
multi, probably decade process, but i see that as a good sign. >> a lot of people are getting involved. >> and just making us aware of the myriad of groups and sometimes, you know, showing up at the meetings where appropriate so that we point out the needs for older adults and adults with -- and persons with disabilities. you see some changes in the crossing. it's still red while pedestrians are allowed to cross. or i've noticed right around here, the cars are supposed to stop back further, and then, the crosswalk, so there's a buffer. i think there needs to be some outreach to tell drivers that those are -- >> that's the next step.
>> commissioner pappas? >> yes. is there a particular part under which all of this falls? >> it's the planning part of it. it's like getting involved in the environmental impact report phase of things, so it's a lot of collective -- it's not a department per se, but it's getting involved in the planning part where they're actually designing -- doing the design of it, and that's where you have to have a voice so that things get designed in a way that is safer for people.
>> what i'm trying to describe are those committees that meet regularly, and they hear from staff from daas, and they hear from staff -- you know, it's an m.t.a. person who then takes it back. so i'm saying all this stuff gets integrated, but it takes a while to figure out where does that voice matter. but all of these source of design ideas, and i think really, we're becoming knowledgeable about them, and red lights, what an idea. and stopping a little bit and giving the pedestrian time to get across before the car starts coming into the intersection, what a concept. well, now, something that's pretty much accepted, and we're starting to do that in san francisco more. so i'm saying that -- yeah,
yeah. >> thank you. >> any other comments or questions for diane? >> so we're continuing to monitor about 43 bills. again, i didn't even include the june update. i just went right to july. the legislature's been on recess, and they're on recess until next monday, and then, next monday, there's a whole slew of hearings for the majority of these bills. 20 had no action taken between june and july.
by state senator cdodd, and tht basically enables a case for a senior that's abandoned. and then, the second one is by assembly man chow, and it's on emergency medical services training. and this requires e.m.t. and standards to be established that would include a training component on how to interact on persons with dementia and their caregivers, and it would be consulting with community organizations on behalf of california residents with dementia or alzheimer's, so this is a big win. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> any comments or questions? >> thank you very much, diane. next, the long-term care coordinating council report.
[inaudible] >> -- it was exciting to see in the governor's first budget, a lot of items in long-term services and supports, which have gone unfunded or unimproved over the past administration are getting attention. we think there's a lot of room to grow, but we think it's important that the governor is paying attention to funding some of these items which have been short budgeted for so
long. for the past several months, the steering committee have been hard at work on organizing the council's effort, moving us from sort of stagnant long-term work groups so more topical, positive-driven work groups. we're going to be starting three off right away, and as they finish their policies, they're going to be wrapping up. so we look forward to sharing you some of our policy and recommendations that come out of this new work group structure. lastly, i'm very excited to share with you that the council in collaboration with the dignity fund coalition will be orring what is to be the largest statewide public policy forum on the statewide master program for ageing on september 20, from 1:30 to 3:30 in the
afternoon. we are targeting having more than 1,000 people in person and over 1,000 on a life stream, which is going to be produced by sfgov tv. we are going to have opening remarks by commissioner spears. thank you, and congratulations on your appointment. our panel is going to be moderated by the c.e.o. of the scan foundation. the scan foundation has been a major sponsor of the concept in the past few years. on our panel, we'll have senator wiener, assembly member chiu, board president yee, board supervisor fewer, leading age california president, and our executive director. we have a request out to
assembly member ting's office but have not heard back, and registration will go out in about two weeks. >> thank you. any comments or questions? thank you. the case report was submitted in writing, and i think everyone should have received a copy this morning, but we have a spokesman, nonetheless. >> good morning. good morning, commissioner spears. it's great to have you on board, and may i address my remarks to say it's truly wonderful to see a full commission. we have had a busy summer through july both in finishing up our budget advocacy work for the 2019-'20 budget. we have added a new board member, and we have been continuing our planning and fund raising efforts for
september's getting there together event. regarding our budget advocacy work, we're very pleased with the efforts with daas, both that daas and city hall have had resulted in new additional funding for the senior choir program that you heard about earlier. technology infrastructure and support, dementia daycare programs, some of the most frail of our senior and disabled population. group transportation for our services clients, a long troubling need that i'll speak about here in a minute, and then, case management services. and also just a note that as i've talked about a number of times in the past, around the
kne need for transportation for seniors and disabled, i'm taking part in the a.d.s. committee, which does a lot of advocacy work in transportation. we are pleased to welcome a new board member, dan gallagher, with stepping stone. he joined stepping stone in the last year. he's already been incredibly active in advocacy work, and we look forward to having his expertise in that along with stepping stone working with us. we continued presenting outstanding programs to our case membership. july's presentation was a panel on creative ageing which features laura mason of engage,
and jessica mccracken. they gave a wonderful presentation on programs that their agencies are currently offering as well as led us in a discussion about perspectives on ageing which will continue as we try to truly reframe ageing and move to the forefront of those efforts. our august meeting will be focused on advocacy efforts for the upcoming year. we do an annual brainstorming session where members give their input on areas where funding is needed, so that's always an important kick off, if you will. and then finally, very excited to present you with the flier for our getting there together
event. we are furiously planning and still fund raising, i'll admit, for the september 8 event, which is a -- both a celebration of ageing and people with disabilities, but please know that it is for all ages and all abilities. it is not just a celebration, it is a resource fair. we have somewhere around 30 130 sponsors and vendors that will be exhibiting. it is an open-air gym, where we hope to have a powerball soccer demonstration, soccer played by people in motorized whi wheelchairs. we'll do taichi, xi gong, and a
group of 350 to 400 singers will lead a sing along. we're hoping for a guinness book of world records for senior sing along. so great social media campaign, and what questions may i answer for you? >> thank you. commissioner pappas. >> as the representative of this body to the in-home supportive services groups, i just wanted to say thank you for the presentation, greg, on july 16. it was informative, and it was inspiring. thank you. >> thank you. any other comments or questions? [gavel]. >> thank you very much. next on the agenda is old business, and there is none on the agenda. new business, item number 6. presentation on the expansion of cal fresh benefits to
s.s.i.-s.s.d. recipients. staff to present. >> good morning, commissioners, and executive director. my name is ana marie lara. i'm a director with cal services net, which is cal fresh and medi-cal. i'm here to do a presentation, and this is going to be a powerpoint presentation, so let's see...okay. terrific. okay. okay. so i want to start off with a -- with a statistic here.
it's estimated that one in four san franciscans are food insecure. >> consume. can you speak into the mic? >> oh, sure, sorry about that. can you hear me now? >> yes. >> you want the microphone? >> yeah, could i? it's kind of dropping. okay. so it's estimated that one in four san franciscans are food insecure, which means that they don't make enough money to pay for three meals a day for themselves or for their families. cal fresh, which is formerly known as food stamps is a federally funded nutritional benefit known as snap, s-n-a-p. it accesses better nutrition