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so anybody that's retired cannot remain in the deferred comp system, cannot reinvest in the deferred comp system. >> that's actually not true. >> beiokay. that's what i want to get to. >> that's actually a good point that you brought up because i think that's a common misconception that when you retire, you have to roll your money out of the plan, and that's not the case. we've actually done a lot of work over the past couple of years by helping people understand that's not the case. the one thing that is restricted for retirees is no new money can come in because they're income restricted. they cannot put more money in the plan, however, they can continue to manage the plan and change their investments as
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they see fit. >> okay. so the mandatory -- so those that are being hit with the mandatory withdrawal, i know there's interest -- there's interest about how to take those mandatory withdrawals and invest them in other -- other -- lack of a better word -- other investments, so i think that's something we may want to talk about. maybe mr. collins is in the audience, and maybe we should talk about -- a couple of the unions that are interested in that, in passing other information. so it's something we should be thinking about because i know there is a lot of concern about it, and before we get a lot of questions -- >> and the mandatory withdrawal is the age 70.5 restriction.
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>> it's r.m.d., required mandatory distribution. >> but it's not retirement, and you have to start withdrawing at 70.5. yeah, we can look at something about that. >> i'm throwing it out here in public session because it's a concern. it's on several minds, and first, i want to make sure we're getting the best accurate information at the moment that we have, and then possibly some food for thought that we can do something that people will feel comfortable with for the future. >> and i think with the rollout of the professional management services that's being offered, that will be a really great service for a retiree to talk
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about draw-down strategies, so that would be a good opportunity to talk about r.m.d. and where they can put that. so i'm hoping with this information, retirees will have some more information and better information on how they can drawdown, and i believe we'll offer that. >> and we'll continue to keep really good record of the legislation. we know the legislation is in the senate and can identify it by its bill number so people can look at the senate and people can pick it out. it's just legislation that may or may not get passed. >> -- we certainly can track t it, but yeah, we can track it. how much is going to the senate
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nowadays, they're on vacation. >> two things. be careful. when they do these types of amendments, they leave out the 457s. two, i think what you're driving at, commissioner, when it's a major withdrawal, when it's a roll, or when it's a loan. there's different tack sheets if it's a deferred comp or if it's your 457 or roth 457. it's not all-or-nothing. some people want to roll it to an i.r.a. so they can avoid taxes as well as use the money. so i think it's one of the things that's listed for the deferred comp committee to work
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on. as for anticipating what the federal government's going to do, please don't ask us to do that, but we'll make amendments once they change the law. but the r.i.a. adjustment, they've been working on that for four or five years and it has not occurred that. >> the reason i ask and it's really important is because rumors begin to fester. the rumor mill leads people to make bad decisions -- or decisions, but it's on record now. >> everything is on schedule, we are still targeting september 3 as the go-live date. until then, every participant, even those with an international address were mailed a copy of the transition guide, which is attached for you in your material. this guide is a great reference
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document, and -- sorry. the computer's not working. the guide is a great reference document for participants to learn about the file. participants without internet were also mailed an internet copy, and can be found on attendance at the meetings were good? people have been happy to share the news on the internet and their news letters? in fact we've been partnered to be featured in the sfers state mailing. i would love to have you take a look at that. the sfers annual mailing is a six-month process and goes to
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around 36,000 employees? it includes a cover letter from executive director huish and personalized pension information. so while the sfdcb insert was requested later in the process, we are very pleased to deliver on this. this may well be the first direct mail to roughly 20,000 eligible about the sfdcb. so we look forward to tracking progress on this and we'll report out on trends as they surface. that concludes my report. >> more questions? i have one question. your statement about the stable value fund had dropped to 28.2% of the total, correct? >> that's right. >> on one sense, it's a verifiable piece of information, but if we're trying to make an assessment about how the members are investing their money, okay?
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no further questions. is there public comment? that concludes item 11. >> thank you. >> the collection item, approval of -- >> -- that is because the incredible amount of work that the governance -- [inaudible] >> for him to really continue to educate the new governance committee on what to do before i asked him to step on or give up that seat so i can put another committee member on.
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>> so to clarify, you have yourself as the chair of the governance committee, but that's pending winding down so you'll be acting chair until we wind -- >> no, no, he's just on the committee. >> oh, okay. on the committee. >> it's written. i'm just sharing that. >> motion has been made and seconded. if there's no further questions, i'll call for public comment. no public comment. all in favor? that was made by casciato and seconded by stansbury. that takes us to item 13. >> item 13, travel expense report for the quarter ended june 30, 2019. >> this report is for the end
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of the fiscal year or budget aend year, and we finished the year with a total breakout. we don't have a year-to-date breakout, but we have budgets -- we still have about $370,000 that will stay in the trust for an expended fiscal year 2018 and 2019. we can answer any questions related to the travel expense report. >> any further questions? this is a discussion item only. >> correct. >> any questions or comments from the public? that concludes item 13. item 14, executive director's
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report. >> next item, executive director's report. >> we have attached the june 2019 dashboard. again, we continue to welcome any comments or requests for additional information to be included on this operations dashboard. i've also attached a copy of the cost effective report. last meeting, i mentioned that there has been an ordinance introduced that would amend the heart trouble and pneumonia presumption for safety members applying for disability benefits or death and line-of-duty benefits. as required by the charter, we've basically asked chiron to assess the impact. what we do is go back and look for impact to potential applications that were listed at heart conditions or
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pneumonia conditions that were denied. as we report, the cost impact -- it's been transferred from the government audit and oversight committee. they've been on recess for the month of august. representatives from the committee will be there when we consider that as well as considered by the full board. we'll be notified by the full board when it's passed. just for consideration, i wanted to present that to you. update on the commendation letter. we're in the process of writing it. there are issues related to having it put in the employee's personnel file, but certainly we want to finalize something
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the retirement board can sign or initially pass or commend the staff for achievements over the past few years, so we'll have that hopefully at the september board meeting. i want to thank everybody who participated -- i think i want to thank everybody who participated in the executive director performance evaluation as well as the actuarial service coordinator. my report was everyone who is here has returned their survey, so thank you very much for that. just wanted to inform you that the governance party indicated they would do a very
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abbreviated survey to the board members. the draft that i saw had four questions on it, and it's really searching for priorities of the board members of what they would like to look on. i believe that will be distributed within the next week or so, so i would encourage you to take time and return that important input. we'll go to the governance committee, and certainly president driscoll and i have discussed the potential of having a retreat before the end of the year, and certainly, any kind of priorities that you would like to see the board address, those could be considered as part of an agenda potentially for a retreat. so again, thank you for your participation and we look forward to your continued participation in this annual surveying process.
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with that, i don't have anything else. i would update you on the per charge, which is the local 261 grievance or charge before the p.r.b. board. karen did represent the board at the governance, and there is a settlement that will be proposed at the next september board meeting in a closed-session briefing related to that. i've not seen the draft of the settlement. i have an understanding of at least kwha the attemwhat the a i just wanted to give you a heads up that that will be calendared at the september session board meeting. with that, i'll be happy to answer any questions.
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>> any questions? just emphasize one point basically that executive director huish just asked about. if you're asked to make your calendar date available for a possible retreat, which would be an all-day affair, please respond because the possibility of getting it scheduled is very difficult. unless we respond, and we can plan accordingly, we don't know when we can all get together. >> yeah. i think the format you mentioned would be two sessions, like a friday afternoon or a saturday morning. we could break it over a tuesday or a wednesday. it's tough to go eight hours straight, but certainly, that's a possibility. we can do that. location wise, we want to generally get away from this building, but we're restricted to holding it in san francisco.
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we've had them in the past at treasure island, we've had them at the port, we had them at an italian restaurant one year down at the waterfront. we're a small group. we've had them at the art museum. >> how many -- >> generally, it's the board, guest speaker, and facilitators, under 20. generally, well attended by members of the board but not members of the public. one or two people. >> what do you need for presentations? >> pretty basic. just an overhead projector -- >> my idea is my office. >> any public comment? that concludes item 14.
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>> i believe. >> oh, i should say good of the order. is there anything that anyone else wants to say? >> i myself would like to congratulate the old san franciscan staff for the excellent returns being announced today, and let's do it again. >> motion to adjourn is in order. >> so moved. >> public comment? meeting adjourned. thank you.
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>> welcome, everybody. it is such a pleasure to be able to welcome you to our event to commemorate not only the acquisition of 270 turk street and the barcelona apartments, but to recognize the partnership among the mayor and city, the san francisco housing accelerator fund and others. the barcelona apartment is important, not only because of the accomplishment itself in this building, but also because it represents an important policy direction, and a bigger attempt to address the housing crisis in san francisco. please join me in welcoming our
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mayor and partner, london breed. [applause] >> thank you, don, and thank you for being an amazing partner in the effort to acquire welding his all over the safety to keep them permanently affordable. because we know that having affordable housing isn't just about new construction, it is about making sure that we preserve existing affordable housing, whether it's property that we built under the old redevelopment agency, that are in disrepair, or its buildings like this where we are able to acquire it through our small sight acquisition program so that we can keep it permanently affordable. those are the things that are necessary to make sure that san francisco is a more affordable place for all san franciscans of all income levels. we have work to do, folks. the good news is that in this
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particular efforts, they basically kept their eyes open and saw that this was an incredible opportunity for the small sight acquisition program. in fact, even though we are celebrating 86 units here, we know that number one, we have almost -- we have acquired almost 300 unit so far through this program, there's another 110 in the pipeline, which is absolutely incredible. i am really excited about the future of this program, but a more excited about the 600 million-dollar affordable housing bond on the ballot this november. [applause] because it also provides us with an opportunity to acquire more property. i see randy shot in the back. thank you for coming. we just open the doors to the bristol hotel.
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another incredible site here in the tenderloin, and we will continue to do everything we can to ensure that our residents have a safe, affordable place to come home -- call home. nothing makes you feel better than to have a roof over your head, to have that kind of security, to know that you will be able to afford to pay your rent. this is not just about acquiring this building, this is about providing a new home for formerly homeless families, it is about providing wraparound supportive services, because we want to not only house them, we want to keep them housed. we want to make sure that they have a thriving existence while they are living in their homes, so sometimes it is just more than a home, it involves making the place feel like home and creating the kind of community that we know we can when we acquire sites like this. so i am very excited because this is like my favorite thing to do, and i think that we need
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to spread the word more about so many great things that we are doing to ensure affordability for all of our residents in san francisco, and so i would like to invite you up to say a few words. he is one of the new residents of this incredible establishment come on up and say a few words. [applause] >> okay, hello, everyone. my name is richard, and i live here at 270 turk street in this building. it is really nice, yeah. i come from cambodia, and i came here quickly and settled down in
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this building with my family and i feel comfortable. i am happy in this building. i have some people who are from cambodia that live here in the tenderloin, and i am so grateful for this building, for the new owners, for the tndc. everything, you know, is close, everything. i'm so happy, and i will -- i am comfortable to live in this building.
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thank you for everyone coming for today. that's all i have today. [applause] thank you so much. >> thank you. rebecca foster from the san francisco housing accelerator fund. >> thank you. thank you so much. stories like yours are why we all do this work. my name is rebecca foster, i'm the c.e.o. of the san francisco housing accelerator fund and we are a nonprofit housing fund that was formed by the mayor's office and community stakeholders like many of you who are in the room. our job is to innovate smart approaches to housing finance that put public, private and philanthropic money to work to fund affordable housing.
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we were created to support important and ambitious projects just like this one. we are a nonprofit developer like our awesome partners at tndc. we are working every day to protect affordable housing, but they don't always have the right funding when they need it. when tndc approached us with this project, we immediately understood its importance. a chance to save 86 units and protect 72 current residents in the heart of the tenderloin in an old, beautiful historic building. we knew that if these residents would be displaced, and many of them are long-term teachers, nurses assistance, technicians, restaurant workers, they would likely not find another home that they could afford in san francisco. to purchase 270 turk, tndc needed $24 million. about 18 million to buy the building, which is still a lot, and about $6 million for improvements to ensure that the
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building continues to provide a very safe and healthy place for all of the residents to call home. our partners in the mayor's office and the great team there will be able to come through with a long-term -- with the long-term funding for this building, but they didn't have the funds ready in 60 days at tndc needed to compete with market rate buyers to save this building. deals that are over $10 million are often nonstarters for most lenders, but at the housing accelerator fund, we pride ourselves in being a creative and flexible lender, and even for us, $24 million is very significant, but we knew how important this was, his we rolled up our sleeves and sprinted to raise $50 million in additional capital in a few months, working with the mayor's office, and then working with the mayor's office tndc and the department for housing -- for homelessness and supportive housing where we structure the partnership that the mayor referenced that is really the first of its kind so that we
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cannot only prevent the displacement of the current residents here, would also open up 24 units over the next few years so that individuals currently experiencing homelessness can also have really quality homes in this building. and not only is that the right thing to do and an amazing way to use the money, it also helped be the piece of the puzzle that helps the financial issue work. we are thrilled that we could step into support tndc and work with the mayor's office of housing and community development to get this project across the finish line. this is really hard work. deals like this happened really quickly and other small sights projects and they require very significant capital resources and a high level of collaboration and creativity and persistence, which is exactly why mayor breed continues to bring together such diverse coalitions of funders like ours to support much-needed
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preservation of affordable housing. some of those partners are here. partners lake city community development, thank you, dignity health, the san francisco foundation, just recently the betty ferguson foundation, and tipping point communities. we can't do this work without all of those partners, and that -- we have been able to over the last two years deploy $100 million to enable the preservation and construction of 417 permanently affordable deals -- permanently affordable units. a very complicated transaction, but like this one at the barcelona apartment projects that are way too important to walk away from. to keep it critical, we are working with the mayor to raise $50 million more in philanthropic and mission aligned capital so when nonprofit developers like tndc and the city need a trusted partner for the comp looks project like this, we can continue to stand at the ready. thank you. [applause]
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>> think, rebecca. thank you, mayor, for your partnership. i want to close with a few observations about why this is so important to tndc and to our community and the tenderloin. the tenderloin, like so much of san francisco, is gentrifying, and there has been a long-standing fear dating back to the seventies that the tenderloin would someday not to be affordable to people with low incomes. when we buy a property like 270 turk street, one of the things that is really important about it is the fact that it is no longer owned by a for-profit. i want to break that down a little bit in terms of the way rent control works in san francisco. of course, under rent control, rent can only go up so much for an existing tenant, however, when a tenant voluntarily vacates, not is displaced, voluntarily vacates, that unit's rent can float up to market.
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that means that the next occupant will be higher income household. one can see that when one looks at the rent roll of barcelona apartments, and 80 or so people who live here, the people who moved in recently are paying a lot more rent than the people who moved in ten or 15 or 20 years ago. the key for us is that, number one, tndc can consider -- we consider ourselves forever owners, so we intend to own this property in perpetuity, and when somebody moves out voluntarily, we won't raise the rent to market. we will essentially freeze the rents and the incomes of the people living here now for future occupants for generations so over time, this will become more and more and more affordable housing. it is a key part of the strategy of the tenderloin housing clinic , the tndc, and a lot of groups here to keep the tenderloin affordable for a group of people with low income.
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with that, we have a unit open on the seventh floor and i want to welcome people to go open -- go up to see it. i don't know if you want to take questions, mayor, or if anyone wants to comment. >> no. okay. thank you so much. i really appreciate your being here. thank you for joining us, mayor. [applause] watching. >> ever wonder about programs the city is working on to make san francisco the best place to live and work we bring shine won
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san francisco is diverting land filled and while those numbers are imperfect not enough. >> we're sending over 4 hundred thousand tons of waste to the landfill and over the 4 hundred tons 10 thousands are textile and unwanted listen ones doesn't have to be find in the trash. >> i could has are the ones creating the partnerships with the rail kwloth stores putting an in store collection box near the checks stand so customers can bring their used clothes to the store and deposit off. >> textile will be accessible in buildings thought the city
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and we have goodwill a grant for them to design a textile box especially for families. >> goodwill the well-known store has been making great strides. >> we grateful to give the items to goodwill it comes from us selling those items in our stores with you that process helps to divert things it from local landfills if the san francisco area. >> and the textile box will take it one step further helping 1230 get to zero waste. >> it brings the donation opportunity to the donor making that as convenient as possible it is one of the solutions to make sure we're capturing all the value in the textiles. >> with the help of good will
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and other businesses san francisco will eliminate 39 millions tons of landfill next year and 70 is confident our acts can and will make a great difference. >> we believe that government matters and cities matter what we side in san francisco, california serve as a model phenomenal in our the rest of the country by the world. >> whether you do not to goodwill those unwanted text told us or are sufficient value and the greater community will benefit. >> thanks to sf environment san francisco has over one hundred drop off locations visit recycle damn and thanks for watching join us
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[♪] >> i just wanted to say a few words. one is to the parents and to all of the kids. thank you for supporting this program and for trusting us to create a soccer program in the bayview. >> soccer is the world's game, and everybody plays, but in the united states, this is a sport that struggles with access for certain communities. >> i coached basketball in a coached football for years, it is the same thing. it is about motivating kids and keeping them together, and giving them new opportunities. >> when the kids came out, they had no idea really what the game was. only one or two of them had played soccer before. we gave the kids very simple lessons every day and made sure that they had fun while they were doing it, and you really could see them evolve into a team over the course of the season. >> i think this is a great opportunity to be part of the
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community and be part of programs like this. >> i get to run around with my other teammates and pass the ball. >> this is new to me. i've always played basketball or football. i am adjusting to be a soccer mom. >> the bayview is like my favorite team. even though we lose it is still fine. >> right on. >> i have lots of favorite memories, but i think one of them is just watching the kids enjoy themselves. >> my favorite memory was just having fun and playing. >> bayview united will be in soccer camp all summer long. they are going to be at civic centre for two different weeklong sessions with america scores, then they will will have their own soccer camp later in the summer right here, and then they will be back on the pitch next fall. >> now we know a little bit more about soccer, we are learning more, and the kids are really enjoying the program. >> we want to be united in the
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bayview. that is why this was appropriate >> this guy is the limit. the kids are already athletic, you know, they just need to learn the game. we have some potential college-bound kids, definitely. >> today was the last practice of the season, and the sweetest moment was coming out here while , you know, we were setting up the barbecue and folding their uniforms, and looking out onto the field, and seven or eight of the kids were playing. >> this year we have first and second grade. we are going to expand to third, forth, and fifth grade next year bring them out and if you have middle school kids, we are starting a team for middle school. >> you know why? >> why? because we are? >> bayview united. >> that's right. >> everyone deserves a bank account. in san francisco, anyone can
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have a bank account, things to an innovative program, bank on s.f. >> everyone is welcome, even if you are not a citizen or have bad credit to qualify for a bank account is simple. just live or work in san francisco and have a form of id. >> we started bank on s.f. six years ago to reach out to folks in the city who do not have a bank account. we wanted to make sure they know they have options which should be more low-cost, more successful to them and using chat catchers. >> check cashing stores can be found all over the city, but they're convenient locations come with a hidden price. >> these are big. >> i remember coming in to collect -- charged a fee to collect a monogram. >> people who use check
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catchers, particularly those who use them to cash their paychecks all year long, they can pay hundreds, even a thousand dollars a year just in fees to get access to their pay. >> i do not have that kind of money. >> i would not have to pay it if i had a bank account. >> bank accounts are essential. they keep your money saved and that helps save for the future. most banks require information that may limit its pool of qualified applicants. encouraging to turn to costly and unsafe check captures. >> i do not feel safe carrying the money order that i get home. >> without a bank account, you are more vulnerable to loss, robbery, or theft. thankfully, the program was designed to meet the needs of every kind, so qualifying for a bank account is no longer a problem.
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even if you have had problems with an account in the past, have never had an account, or are not a u.s. citizen, bank on s.f. makes it easy for you to have an account. >> many people do not have a bank account because they might be in the check system, which means they had an account in the past but had problems managing it and it was closed. that gives them no option but to go to a cash -- check catcher for up to seven years. you want to give these people second chance. >> to find account best for you, follow these three easy steps. first, find a participating bank or credit union. call 211 or call one of our partner banks or credit unions and ask about the bank on s.f. account. both -- most bridges will have a sign in their window. second, ask about opening an account through bank on s.f.. a financial partner will guide you through this process and
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connect you with the account that is best for you. third, bring some form of identification. the california id, for an id, or your passport is fine. >> now you have open your account. simple? that is exactly why it was designed. you can access your account online, set up direct deposit, and make transfers. it is a real bank account. >> it is very exciting. we see people opening up second accounts. a lot of these people never had account before. people who have problems with bank accounts, people without two ids, no minimum deposit. we are excited to have these people. >> it has been a great partnership with bank on s.f. because we are able to offer checking, savings, minimarkets, certificates, and loans to people who might not be about to get accounts anywhere else. even if you have had a previous
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account at another financial institutions, we can still open an account for you, so you do not need to go to a check cashing place, which may turn to two percent of your monthly income. >> you can enroll in free educational services online. just as it -- visit with services like financial education classes and one-on-one meetings with advisers, asset smart money network makes it easy for you to learn all you need to know about managing, saving, investing, and protecting your money. the network offers access to hundreds of financial aid programs. to help their eruptions, fill out the quick questionnaire, and you will be steered to the program you are looking for. >> who want to make sure everyone has the chance to manage their money successfully, keep their money safe, and avoid getting ripped off. >> it sounds very good.
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i think people should try that one. >> to find out more, visit or call 211 and ask about the bank on s.f. program. >> now you can have a bank account. open one today.
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>> my name tom hewitt. first of all, i would like to welcome everyone to come to this fair. this safety fair, we trying to educate the public regarding how
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to prepare themselves during and after the earthquake and then to protect themselves for next 72 hours. >> hi. my name's ed sweeney. i'm the director of services at department of building inspection, and we put together a great fair for the city of san francisco to come down and meet all the experts. we've got engineers, architects. we have builders, we have government agencies. >> well, we have four specific workshops. we have the accessible business entrance. >> my name is leah, and i am the assistant manager with the department of small business. i am leading the new accessibility ordinance that
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helps existing owners better comply with existing access laws. so all buildings that have places of public accommodation in san francisco, they must comply with this ordinance. >> the a.d.e. was setup by the board of supervisors, and the ordinance was passed about a year ago. >> one of the biggest updates that we have is that the deadlines were extended, so all of the deadlines were extended by six months. >> and it's really to help the public, the business community to be specific, to cut down on the amount of drive by lawsuits. >> so on this workshop, we're going to be covering what the compliance looks like, what business examiand property owne need to know how to comply with the ordinance. we'll also talk about the departments that are involved, including the office of small business, department of building
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inspection, planning department, as well as the mayor's office on disability. >> hi. i'm marselle, and i manage a team at the building department. today, we'll cover the meaning of a.d.u.s, more commonly known as accessory dwelling units. we'll talk about the code and permitting processes, and we'll also talk about legalizing existing dwelling units that are currently unwarranted. >> this is the department of building inspection's residential remodelling workshop. my name is senior electrical inspector cheryl rose, and at this workshop, we're going to be answering questions such as do i need an electrical permit when i'm upgrading my dwelling, when
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do i need to have planning involved in a residential remodel, and what's involved with the coerce process? we're going to also be reviewing inspection process, and the permitting process for residential remodel in san francisco. there's always questions that need answers. it's a mystery to the general public what goes on in construction, and the more we can clarify the process, the more involved the consumer can be and feel comfortable with the contractors they're working with and the product they're getting in the results. if you have questions that aren't addressed in this workshop, you're always welcome to come up to the third floor of 1660 mission street, and we're happy to discuss it with you and find out what you need to do. >> the program is very successful. the last piece is already 60% in compliance. >> well, we have a very
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important day coming up. it's sept 15. last four has to be compliance, which means that the level four people that have to register with us and give us a basic indication of how they're going to deal with their seismic issues on their building. >> i'm francis zamora, and i'm with the san francisco department of emergency management, and today we talked about how to prepare for emergencies in san francisco. and so that's really importantiimportant. in san francisco, it's no secret. we live in earthquake country. there's a big chance we will be involved in a major earthquake in the next 30 years, but we don't have to be afraid. these are going to be your first responders outside of the police officers, paramedics, first responders, these are going to be the people that come to your aid first. by getting to know your
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neighbors, you're going to know who needs help and who can help in case of an emergency. one of the great ways to do that is for signing7for nert, san francisco neighborhood emergency response team. it teaches you how to take care of yourself, your loved ones, and your neighborhood in the case of an emergency. information is just as important as water and food in an emergency. san francisco has an emergency text message alert system, called text sf. if there's some kind of an emergency happening in san francisco or your neighborhood, it could be a police action, a big fire, a tsunami or an earthquake. all you have to do is text your citizenship code to 888777, and your mobile phone is automatically registered for alert sf. >> my name is fernando juarez, and i'm a fire captain with the
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san francisco fire department. we have a hire extinguisher training system. you want to pull the pin, stand at least 8 feet away, aim it at the base. if you're too close, the conical laser that comes out, it's too small, and the fire won't go out on the screen. if you step back, the conical shape on the screen is bigger, and it will take the fire go out faster. so it can tell when you're too close. >> my name is alicia wu, and i'm the director of a san francisco based nonprofit. since 2015, we go out to the
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public, to the community and provide training in different topics. today we're doing c.p.r., controlling external feeding and how to do perfect communications in each topic, and also, i hope that they can bring it home and start gathering all the supplies for themselves to. >> on any given day in san francisco, we're very well resourced in terms of public safety professionals, but we all know in the event of a large scale disaster, it will be hours and days before the public safety professionals can get to you, so we encourage people to have that plan in place, be proactive. there's websites. we have a wonderful website called it tells you how to prepare yourself, your family, your pets, your home, your workplace. we can't emphasize enough how
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important it is to be >> i strive not to be a success but more of being a valued person to the community. the day and day operations here at treasure island truth in family is pretty hectic. the island is comprised of approximately 500 acres, approximately 40 miles of sanitary sewer, not including the collection system. also monitor the sanitary sewer and collection system for maintenance purposes, and also respond to a sanitary sewer overflows, as well as blockages, odor complaints. we work in an industry that the
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public looks at us, and they look at us hard in time. so we try to do our best, we try to cut down on incidents, the loss of power, cut down on the complaints, provide a vital service to the community, and we try to uphold that at all times. >> going above and beyond is default mode. he knows his duties, and he doesn't need to be prompts. he fulfills them. he looks for what needs to be done and just does it. he wants this place to be a nice place to live and work. he's not just thinking customer service, this is from a place of empathy. he genuinely wants things to work for everyone and that kind of caring, i admire that. i want to emulate that myself. that, to me is a leader. >> i strive not to be a success but more of being a valued
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person to the community. the key is no man is an island. when anything actually happens, they don't look at one individual, they look at p.u.c. stepping in and getting the job done, and that's what we do. my name is dalton johnson, i'm the acting supervisor here at treasure island treatment plant. >> chairman: member mccue? member natuli? >> here. member mills? >> here. >> member patoha? absent. vice chair post? >> here. >> chairwoman: i've got


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