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in the shipyard, we had alice griffith, and then that is a family rental project that also includes not only former alice griffith residents moving from the old alice griffith, but also residents coming through the regular lottery. we also completed two market rate projects on the hilltop, and then in transbay, we completed natalie commons or transbay south, which is 120 units. we added slides 11 and 12, which provides more detail on each of these completions, and that is also in the report. you can peru's that at your leisure. -- you can peru's that at your leisure. as far as housing starts, we had three projects.
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alice, phase four his 41 units. and mission bay is a project that will be completing at the end of this calendar year, and it's got 119 units. it is a combination of family rental and also supportive units of formerly homeless veterans. and then there is a market rate project that started in fiscal 17-18 for at block 55. again, there's a couple of slides with some of the details, it is also in your report with photos and more details. slide 16, we get into projects that are in construction, and you can see, this is really a result over the past few years have been very busy, getting projects approved, designed, entitled, and under construction as of the end of fiscal 17-18,
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there's 1970 units under construction. 556 units of those are affordable. it is lots of activities, one large market rate project in mission bay, a large affordable project in mission bay south, and then transbay one, nine, and eight. so, jumping in to marketing that is not just c.o.p. specific, over the fiscal year, 350 units were in projects that reached 100% construction -- 100% occupancy, and putting that into in terms of how many people, it is about 900 san franciscans housed in those affordable units we are excited and really proud about that. for those 350 units, there were over 10,000 applicants.
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that is the state of things. i think we already heard, of the 350 units, 18 were meant to go to c.o.p. holders, and two of the c.o.p. holders purchased moderate income units, and that is an example of folks who were denied previously because they were over income, and then because these units became a variable at a higher income level, that is what qualified. and that is a result of a lot of direct outreach, really tracking those households. i thank you already knew this, but every time a project reaches 100% occupancy, three months after that, we do a marketing outcome report that is presented to you. okay. this slide, again, this is a little bit more c.o.p.
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information, but i wanted to point out, i like looking at this over a five-year period because that's about when we started with the direction from the commission to up our game with c.o.p. the number that i find promising is if you look at the number of c.o.p. holders who applied for housing, that has gone up every year, and i think that's just an indicator that people are engaged and actively following up, and they have kind of gotten into the system. i think there is always more to do, but it is also a sign of making a lot of progress over the past few years. okay, this is just a slide that reviews, really briefly, i think
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we have a memorandum of understanding with the mayor's office of housing to oversee the marketing of our affordable units, and then this slide also just touches on a few of the occupancy preferences that we have. c.o.p. is always first. the displaced housing tenant preference is something that barely started being implemented in our projects in 17-18, then there's other preferences such as the alice griffith presence -- preference that applies to some of the projects, but not all. then i just wanted to give you a highlight of the workforce and some of the results. again, you will get a lot more detail in a few minutes, but the developers are working cooperatively to meet ocii's 50% goals. fifty% of the contracts of
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45 million in fiscal 17-18 were awarded to those and a total of $45 million. of those, 87% were professional services, and 43% in construction. nineteen% was local participation. workforce participation, and 905 san francisco residents that performed over 298,000 hours. i wanted to say, just to point out the housing efforts really are a result of the joint effort of everybody at the ocii staff, so i just want to point out, everybody is doing their part. it is totally a collaborative group effort. the legal team, the project area managers, contract compliance, and our real estate folks, and then i pointed out our housing staff who are here.
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with that, i'm happy to entertain any comments or questions. >> thank you, mr. white. before we call any speaker cards , because of the interest of time, because we have another commission right after us, i am going to have public comment be only two minutes per speaker. all right. are there any speaker cards for this item? >> yes, we have, i believe he has already left, dean seltzer, i think he is gone. oscar james. oscar james? >> i'll be real quick this time, two minutes.
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the only point i will bring up, when they do these new housing, they used to have a training program with the redevelopment and maybe ocii can pick it up where the tenants come in, and we train to be property managers , so we get -- what you should look into creating that program again with some of those peoples in the different projects to become the property managers. and the other thing is, there are some people who don't make $50 an hour, they need housing, so you need to come up with a program to help them get some housing. >> thank you, mr. james. are there any other speaker cards? >> number speaker cards. >> is anybody else willing to speak? i will close public comment and turned to my fellow commissioners for any questions or comments. seeing none, okay.
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this is just a report, right? no action needed. thank you. thank you, mr. white. next item, please. >> next autumn of business businesses i gender item five f. workshop on the january 2019 report on ocii's small business enterprise and local hiring and goals practices. discussion. madame director? >> thank you. i will just turn it over to raymond lee. this is a semiannual report, and as usual, he is an expert at this. so i won't even give any overview. >> good afternoon, commissioners members of the public, raymond lee, contract in compliance supervisor with ocii. in the interest of time, would have liked to do is run through my presentation rather quickly and reserve time for questions because i think the dialogue that we have had in the past has
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been very worthwhile. before i start, i would like to acknowledge a couple of members in the audience today. we have someone from the warriors here, we also have vicky and curtis jackson representing morris and clark construction. they are constructing the chase center. i also would like to acknowledge oewd and their staff. we brought the full spectrum of their staff members here because workforce was a lively discussion in our last meeting. we do have joshua, the director of workforce, along with ken, manager of workforce and the director of city build. we also have chris farkas, the acting manager of city build, along with the compliance
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officer with oewd. i do want to acknowledge the stuff that i do have, george bridges and maria who are here today. what i'm going to do is the presentation presentation by providing you an overview of our equal opportunity program. i will talk about small business and also about workforce. very briefly the highlight is ocii is independent of the city. what the commission has done is adopt the policies that mere the city ordinances but we are not subject to city ordinances -- ordinances directly. particularly, it is a small business program. we operated independent of the city's local business enterprise program. in terms of the objective, we
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have an overall 50% small business goal, as opposed to the city's local business preference program. we do operate it on a good faith effort basis. certainly, we do provide first consideration for small businesses hit here within the project area of ocii and also in san francisco. very briefly, what good faith effort means is certainly for the agency, i will take it at a personal level, is a sincere efforts that's been expressed by the developers and general contractors and working cooperatively with us. there are a number of steps that we look at in terms of good faith, advertising, breaking out scopes of work, you know, affording sufficient time and
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support for small businesses to respond to bids, but all that really means is the contractors and developers are genuine in their efforts and working with us, breaking up scopes, and things of that nature. as far as our small business program is concerned. we do define small business with certain limitations. like many other certification programs, we look at ownership and control and licensing of the owners. there are specials that have been passed by the commission here. what we have done is conform our standards with the city's cmd, contract monitoring division, local business enterprise program, so we do expect, on a wholesale blanket basis,. we no longer perform certification, but we do expect certification performed by other governmental entity is subject to the standards listed.
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as far as performances are concerned, we have achieved very good participation on a professional basis. we awarded a proximally 129, a hundred $30 million in contracts , and when i say we, what i'm really talking about are our developers in general contractors. we monitor their activities. of that, of course, we consistently see our participation in the professional service category. we have a very high construction participation in the past six months at 45%. this certainly exceeds our average ban of roughly 28 to 38% if you want to aggregate the
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participation among these contracts during the life of the agency, over four by 5 million has been awarded. we have shown a slight improvement with the construction activities, and on a rolling average basis, over the tread line, you can see we have helped people in professional services, and fortunately and uptake -- fortunately fortunately and uptake in the construction. the downturn of the construction is attributed to the large megaprojects that we have had and things along that line. at the request of the commission , we do track awards based off of ethnic and gender information. over the past six months, i'm happy to report that over our participation by minority female businesses, it exceeds 29%. this constitutes roughly 60 3%
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of small business awards for this past period. of course, much of our activity stems around outreach, working with our developers and general contractors in terms of advertising. that have been opportunities, contracting opportunities. we post to the city's website, as well. effectively, what we have taken our project bids, contracting opportunities by private developers on our projects and make them pub -- public for public confrontation. we also certainly work with a lot of the organizations that advocate for small business, and maintain ongoing dialogue and working relations with them. in terms of the workforce firm, our program is a 50% overall go
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on a good fourth -- good faith effort basis on a contract by contract basis. we do look at first consideration, giving residents in our project areas first consideration. of course, we do manage three major project areas, and as the commission here has approved, in july at our last meeting, oewd does administer the day-to-day activities of our workforce program. there was a lot of discussion about what constituted our workforce program in our july meeting, which we enumerated here are some of the compliance measures that we are undertaking i will spend a few minutes just going through some of the steps here, which i think is important , and will shed some light as far as the amount of work that is undertaken in the
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background. first and foremost, we -- before a project starts completion, so before the shovel hits the ground, we meet with key hiring individuals with the developer and oversight with the general contractor and we walk through what is expected in terms of our workforce program and referral process. and we also, this is an important step because this is often times the first meeting between oewd and our developers and annual contractors. we secure single points of contracts with the developer and general contractor so that if there are issues, we can go directly to the responsible individuals.
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we secure workforce projection forms from our general contractor and subcontractors. these workforce projection forms is a look at when work is anticipated, what type of work crew is in the anticipated plan at the worksite, and it is really for planning purposes for oewd to determine what resource allocation is needed. we are projecting to start work within the next 30 days, roughly , and oewd does walk through what is expected with
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subcontractors in terms of the process, the request for workers , you know, when the increase the workforce, the expectation of obtaining the work and i will jump right in to the local -- to work through their network, the mission center drop ins, to source referrals and make referrals back to the subcontractors. i mentioned at least 72 hours. city build often can respond quicker than that, but there's
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at least that 72 hours that supported city build to make that referral. if, by chance, there's not a referral, not by chance, but what with the demand for labor at this particular point, there are often times not a referral that is provided, in which case the general contract -- the general contractor can go about their process of securing workers due to unions and union dispatch. we used to do paper reports on a weekly basis from each and every contractor. these reports are akin to the report or identical to the reports that are submitted to the department industrial relations for public works. of course, these are not public works unless there is public funding, but we do use essentially the same reports, but for the purpose of monitoring and preventing range, as well as local hiring.
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jobsites visits are conducted by city build, both at the on-site with on-site meetings. this is to assess the level of construction that is taking place in the job site and also to verify worker participation and determine with contractors that are on the job sights. workforce compliance is generated, these reports are provided to the developer ourselves. the general contractors are expected to work with the contractors in identifying areas of efficiency and improvements. of course, we go through monitoring and progress meetings we do meet with oewd. they are essentially in the same floor and offices. we meet with them regularly, and
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we also meet with developers and general contractors and subcontractors as needed. in terms of workforce performance for the past six months, overall participation is at 13-point 7%. of particular note, you will see that the participation tradition in the past, the amount of hours that is being performed at the areas is very minimal and marginal. that is a reflection of the decreased activity in the shipyard with what you knew previously. these are the mediation and things of that nature. that is a reflection of the activities of the chase center.
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and aggregating the percentages overall of our projects, not just the six months, but all projects as of june 30th, overall participation is at 16-point 5%. again, you will notice the higher participation rates in the shipyard areas. i do want to speak a little bit about the workforce challenges that we are facing, not just within the city family, but certainly within the industry, as well. what is reflected in this chart is increasing construction hours on ocii, essentially all projects it oewd monitor, both for the city and also for ocii.
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when you go to fiscal year 2019, the present period, in june of 2019, over 12 million hours have been performed on projects, of which 2.65 were performed by san francisco residents so this is a reflection of the high level of construction activity that has taken place. the total hours that has been performed has essentially tripled from four to 12 and local participation has doubled so while our percentages have been shown to you previously,
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the percentages doesn't show a true picture of what is taking place as an activity here in san francisco. similarly, there was already a high level of construction activity in 2015, and it is a very high level of activity in 2019, but we doubled the amount of job opportunities and work for san franciscans. what i'd like to do is bring up someone to talk about some of the activities that oewd has undertaken to address some of these concerns and that really provide dog -- job opportunities not just for san francisco in the construction industry, but other industries as well. >> thank you. we have probably about five minutes for your presentation and then we have to get into questions and answers, and then we have to get out of here soon. >> understood. >> thank you. >> thank you.
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i'm here with our active city build director. just to continue that story, which i think was framed very well by ray, there is this work, you have a great policy, we honor to partner with you all to put it to work. it is a challenge when we, infra figures are working with the community, labor partners, we are trying to double the hours available to san francisco residents, well the work triples we were looking at the data just the other day and the mandatory higher ordinance, the city's policy for taxpayer-funded public works, mandatory local hiring law, there has been 17 million hours of work in the ten years since the law has been on the books, about a third of that was just last year, 5 million in a single year, which was a 42% increase from the year prior, and so i think one of the stories that we talk
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about is as much as we do, and we can always do more, and that is a conversation and the direction that we look forward to having with you all, and we have round-the-clock with our partners. what else we can do because it is a challenge to keep up. unemployment just dropped. it is at one point 9%, so there is a couple thousand for san franciscans looking for work, but that is 13,300 working with mayor breed just yesterday, we had a job fair for older adults and adults with disabilities just to go out and meet to this community members where they are 500 men and women came out. that is what we seek to do to find those individuals, and so i think what we want to do to talk about the efforts around construction, and again, last time we were here, we said if you all have land, we all have a warehouse, we can train more, it continues to be a challenge. we're hopeful that we will talk to another contractor who is working with another agency who may have some land in the southeast, which would give us a chance to train even more men
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and women to help continue to provide those opportunities, but the numbers are what they are, so we can bring more men and women into the trades in a way that keeps pace with that big line, but will continue to be a challenge. i just wanted to share, though, with respect to commissioner scott, he asked us to make good on the proposal from pastor bell at the last meeting we did. we did reach out to the chair. she was on vacation, but she is back and she really likes the idea of doing a tour together. we talked about touring a ocii project and we left to tour the chase center. we lock to talk -- would love to talk to her about the potential to do that. we wanted to make sure we follow through on that request. time is limited, but as we do whatever we can to keep up with this astronomical demand for construction workers to use this policy to help bring men and women into the industry and onto ocii projects, we are not only competing with the projects coming by with the mandatory local hiring law, head section
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three, all of these different project specific agreements, we're competing with ourselves and the other industries. we will go quickly through -- we spoke a little bit to some of the challenges of some items we are working on, but you can see, again, you've got this in front of you. these are the things we work through to try and leave nobody behind in terms of, do you want to work in construction, do you want to make up to 30 bucks an hour with benefits, and we will never stop until we have reached all those people. but what is interesting is we're doing the same thing beyond construction. in some ways, we're competing against ourselves and these other industries. the thing that's exciting, and i do want to thank the warriors for the continued partnership, they were a great partner in local hiring and innovating to bring more men and women over 100 sponsorships, new participants, apprentices in the trades, and it was close to 200 placements, but i'm always -- but said and done, there were
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300 placements together, and so we really appreciated that. we are seeing the same partnership around nonconstruction. the vendors that the warriors have brought into the chase center where the most participatory employers at our job fair yesterday with the mayor. seventy men and women were interviewed for the concessionaires, and we partnered up with the warriors, we had a great partnership with community developers to bring men and women into do the work with the warriors and we are expecting that the first source outcomes into that partnership are going to be some of the highest, best outcomes we have ever seen under first source. the other thing beyond that, is all these offices and retail. we are out there to try to provide opportunities like never before that have been opened up to this policy intact, healthcare, hospitality, and other industries.
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you can see some of the places where we have these trainings, in the neighborhood access points. those of the community-based organizations who are the anchor institutions in the neighborhoods to go find those 13,300 men and women looking for work, but not working as of last month, and see who was out there , not in the workforce, so can try to bring them in. because we are looking at trying to bring up all these placements in all these different sectors where we invest these important resources, we expect a seen additional new 25 to 30 hotels, as many as new -- as many as 7,000 new workers. healthcare with the new hospitals, and in some ways, we really want to think about how we're doing it with all of these different industries while we still pursue our important goals in construction. these are some of -- this is some of the work we did. this is our last year. outcomes and the folks that we were able to work with through our service providers and partners, and we will have the report to our workforce and the
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next quarter in september to share and we are happy to report that back to ocii. construction is so important has changed so many lives. you're also pushing, and a in a really great way to open up opportunities beyond construction. the outcome of which will be some of the trends like what we saw. as long as construction continues to boom like that we can keep pace as best as we can, but the percentage will not show the whole story. i'm happy to answer any questions. >> thank you. do we have any speaker cards for this item? >> no speaker cards. >> does anyone wish to speak on this item?
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seeing none, i'm closing cut public comment. i turned my fellow commissioners for questions or comments. >> just a comment, i attended your chili cookoff. it was amazing. there was just so many, the diversity was great, the generational closure was wonderful, and just watching so many families, the kids were there, the whole families. it was just wonderful. i never got a raffle call, but i can get beyond that. the thing, too, you are really capturing, catching, and helping so many diverse cultures, groups of people, and there's still yet to the groups that are saying, we are not benefiting, we are not getting touched, in one of the things i thought about, and what i am seeing that we are doing so well, what about a
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v.i.p. table talk? reaching out to all of your list of minority business people, men , women, contractors, just all of them, and have a table talk? share the opportunities, share the possibilities, because many of them have lost work. they have almost shut down their businesses. their businesses are downsized so much, and they themselves are out working somewhere else. have table talk. give them the possibilities, give them the opportunities that are available, and then allow them to share with you their obstacles that they have seen, and maybe in finding out, you may not even know what is an obstacle to them, finding that out, you can work together, because you are admired, you are loved, you are doing great, you
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are doing great, and i applaud you. >> thank you. >> anyone else? >> i had a quick question about -- what are the current categories of labor pools in which the demands aren't currently being met? do you have an idea of what categories those range in? >> we do. the easy answer is, it is every industry, but specifically construction. maybe the director would like to share specifically. >> thank you. >> thank you for helping us. thank you, commissioner scott, for joining us, and special thanks to quest quest for sponsoring the event. this really relates to the question specifically on the warriors, and early on when the stadium was being built, we had
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a lot of requests for ironwork across the construction industry , every single building that we were working on, we're having a challenge with getting ironworkers on the project. we even had some special training. for example, this current round that started this week, we had a group of san francisco residents that were sent up for the gladiator program. but even that, we are struggling to get in because the construction work is very hard. what we have been doing is identifying other types of ironwork that is easier on the body, so we have been looking at welding, as an example, and structural steel where it is not -- we are not climbing up and bending bars. you are working with your mind and your hand instead of your body. that is what we have been working on. we have increased with additional welding classes, and we are working with them more on that, and they have specific needs, also, for welding, so
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that is one example, and then the other craft is electricians and your plumbers. it is taken away from the local residents. we also work with those specific crafts to enforce special entry into their units. those are some specific examples >> thank you. >> thank you. >> i have a quick question because i know we are time-limited and i have others, but i will direct them by e-mail in terms of, you know, sources of folks that can be trained, are we working at all with, you know, the department of homelessness and supportive services, the navigation centers when you read the causes of homelessness, i'm sure we have already chronicle reporting. loss of jobs is one of the issues. loss of home, obviously, two big reasons why people become homeless. any thoughts on that?
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there are san franciscans in those navigation centers. >> it is, commissioner, and again, thank you to the director for the partnership, because we think about these ideas all the time, who is still out there. i can tell you that we have literally had mayor breed mayor breed's direction, building stories -- for example, there was a story in the examiner about a gentleman who was living in a tent in the mission on stevenson street and he said, i'm homeless because i can't get a job and i can't get a job because i have a record. so we got the call to go see mr. we went out there and talked with him, and sure enough, he had experienced some construction. i said you have experience in construction? we did not bring up the graphs or anything like that, and we said we can work with you and help make sure you are not left behind. we can help you go to work. what we learned in doing some of
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that work is some of the conversations with our director, we sat down together and specifically to see what we could do to double down on these efforts. what we learned working with mre becomes so acute where he couldn't sleep because he wasn't sure what was going to happen with respect to his housing situation and his safety. he started to become uncertain when stuff started moving fast. we were -- there is an appointment if you can get in there, we can get you tools, we can get unit assessment, there is a union. the labor's you newman's down to five apprentices out of 1500. and so the challenge, without talking too much about his personal story, it really was revealed to us, what it does to the individual to be on the streets, to really create such additional layers of barriers, which is one of the next frontiers of workforce development. if we could get him into one of the navigation centers, where
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there is a long line of individuals to get in, and he is on the list to get in, if we could get something, maybe it has to be something new, and navigation center coupled with a job center, if he has some place , even just to know he can put his head down for the night, and go in and do the intake with us, get signed up with the goodwill, get funding for tools, we could get him his assessment and do some transportation work. then more things can happen. this is the next frontier. >> great. thank you so much. >> thank you. i just want to congratulate you for the work that you guys are doing. i was at ankle construction the other day, and they gave me a tour. they said they have space to help train and talk highly about clerk. you guys are doing great work with them. keep it up because it is a good san francisco organization, and you were getting people to work. warriors, thank you. i'm not a sports fan.
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i thank you are just doing the right thing. that i really, really appreciate maybe this is something we can talk later about, but what other employment opportunities, within it is the companies are retail or housing, that people can get to? thank you so much. >> we look forward to that. >> closing, that is not an action item, so we will move to the next item. madame secretary? >> next order of business is item six, public comment on on agenda items. we have no speaker cards. >> is there anyone wishing to speak? seeing none, i'm closing public comment. [laughter] >> the?
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>> i will always be there for city built. >> they have done a good job. when they come before me -- >> speak into the mic, please. >> i don't like the hours, so they bring it down and give me body counts. [laughter] i've not been here often, but in the different housing meetings, they need to do something with emancipated teenagers. i've suggested about 15 years ago, that we could have a situation with -- like in college where you have the dorm mother, because many of these young people don't have any skills, life skills, so they
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will need someone to guide them along, but we need to do something about the emancipated teenagers, and the other thing is, mr. oscar james brought it up, we've got people who are only making 30,000 and less a year, but we have no housing for them. the affordable housing, you have to make almost $100,000 a year to afford it. we are doing better. i have been out here for 40 years, we are doing better, but we can do better. >> thank you. no one else interested in speaking? inc. you. closing public comment. madam secretary, next item. >> the next order of business is item seven, report of the chair.
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>> no report. >> the next order of business is item h., report of the executive director. the next order of business is item nine, commissioner questions and matters? >> commissioners commissioners, is there any, nothing. okay. great. next item. >> the next order of business is closed session. there are no closed session items. the next order of business is item 11, adjournment. >> do i have a motion to adjourn >> i move that the meeting be adjourned. >> is there a second? >> second. >> thank you, everybody.
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>> the second item on the agenda is the minutes of the meeting of july 6, 2019. >> the minutes are before you. we have a motion to

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