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funding to ethics enforcement and then i think one thing that i'm always proud of the board of supervisors is doing is looking out and making sure the city of saint francis has a really robust social services and whether it's for aids services and i can't agree more with how important it is to come together and make sure we reverse terrible cuts coming from other places and making sure our homeless residents are taken care of and looking out for our future work force and those who have not been as advantaged. i appreciate the colleagues and as a board we stand for that. and again i want to thank you for what we've done tonight and look forward to going home soon.
>> supervisor compos. >> i wanted to recognize my staff and i think we should all have your staff in the chambers to stephanie and thank you for the work and stephanie in particular, thank you for the time you have spent here and i also want to acknowledge the staff of all the offices and mr. chair in particular, i want to say that your staff has done a tremendous job and you should be proud of captain stephani and margo kelly. it's hard to be an effective supervisor without having an incredible staff and i think that the fact that everybody has commented on a tremendous job that you have done, it's not just only a reflection of you, it's a reflection of them. so i echo everything that has been said and the fact that we're here so
early is a testimony to the work that has been done by the chair and by every member of the budget committee, thank you for the sacrifices you have had to make in the last few weeks. he want to make two -- i want to make two points. moving forward, i think there's -- there are some changes that can be made in terms of the process, how budget works in terms of the board and the mayor and one of the things that i think we could do going forward is maybe getting the budget even earlier so we have more time to digest a lot of the things that are here. with that said, i think this chair and this committee did a tremendous with the process. i want to thank you chair and how you have interacted with the districts. it's not easy to do. of course the mayor's office and kate howard and your staff. thank you for the
professionalism and the hard work and we couldn't do this without ben rosenfeld and rose. and their amazing staff and the city attorney who is here as well. thank you for the legal counsel that they provide. i want to mention a couple of things because i think the budget is the most important policy document that we can pass as a board and there are gaps and there's always things that i certainly wish that we had done and hopefully we'll have an opportunity to address some of those points and certainly the cost of living increases, one of those that i think we need to continue to watch because our workers work very hard and it's an expen sifb -- expensive city so i feel for that. but this budget is a reflection of how unique san francisco is.
not only have we restored the hiv cuts as supervisor wiener said, and thank you for your staff on that. you're doing things through this budget like projecting the transgender community in areas like the mission that had been sent to physical attacks and the fact that you're preventing that kind of violence is something that said a lot about who we are as a city. the fact that we're including in this funding for transgender health for the basic procedure that our transgender brothers and sisters need as part of basic help, that's a testament. you're adding health care to undocumented people who wouldn't be covered. that's the city we are and i'm proud
of that. so nothing is perfect, but i think that this is something we should be proud of. of course to the community who are still here with the workers. thank you for your work because you're the ones who make it possible for us to be accountable. and so last is to reiterate again, mr. chairman, it has been a pleasure to work with you. you should be proud of what you have accomplished and i think it has been a special week for us in san francisco and it's appropriate that we close with this moment as a board behind this budget. thank you. >> supervisor kim. >> i'm not sure if my mic is on. thank you. supervisor compos talked about the budget being -- and i think that this document is a good reputation
of our values. i want to thank avalos -- supervisor avalos for -- thank you. it's not late enough. late enough for me to change, but not as my last two years. but i want to appreciate the leader of ship of supervisor avalos, real legal negotiating around a lot of -- of 11 different supervisors and our needs and working with each of us in insuring our priorities were in. i had two and they were amongst our most vulnerable population, it was the seniors and youth, and i'm happy to see that we were able to restore of the cuts that were happening to these most vulnerable populations whether it's after school or academic enrichment for our young people or
nutritions and other services for seniors. i think that's important. in terms of our city wide priorities, our sity had one and it -- our city had one and it was housing. this city as we had mentioned is becoming unfordable and it's important we support our affordable housing and low substidi program. and i'm excited that has been put in for year two and it's going to make a difference for those in san francisco. the second priority was of course our hiv cut. this is something that we have feel heavy among. i'm glad we were able to restore cuts that didn't happen locally but happened at the federal level. that was heavy for all of us and supervisor wiener were leaders on that. i was happy to see some of our city
wide restorations around our wreck centers and parks. i think that was a great addition to this budget as well. so i will thank our office staff, april venaron and ivy lee for working with our district 6 stakeholders and i'm editing our list to make sure that our top priorities were put into this budget and they stayed late on both nights and i want to recognize that april did have a loss today of a very dear, close friend and she stuck it out for the day and i want to appreciate her and her family for that. thank you. >> okay. thank you colleagues. i thank you for your comments. we have some procedurals items. i want to add to the comments of my colleagues, thank you for your support through this process. it has been an interesting learning experience and we got through it and we have something that we can be proud of. i forgot
to mention, stancross, thank you. and the aids of my colleagues, thank you. we don't get it done without you and thank you for sticking it out. >> i want to thank you avalos for trying to gather that information. thank you supervisor for all of that. >> and to all of city staff that's here from our city attorney's office and controller's office, our mayor's budget director and your entire team that is here, and all of personal time you sacrificed, thank you forgetting this done. this is a remembering flex -- reflection of you. colleagues, we have a motion or could i have a motion to amend the budget as indicated in the summary amendments fiscal year 14-15. >> amended. >> we can do that without opposition. so moved. >> we got past that one.
motion to accept the mayor's technical adjusted by the mayor's budget. >> move. >> we can do so without opposition. >> motion to table item number 1 on the recess agenda the resolution to suspend the reserve. we can do that without opposition. not funny. >> motion to approve items 1, and 2 on this thursday morning agenda's to approve the proposed salary ordinances and authority the controller to make adjustments to implement the committee's adjustment and pass a budget. can i have a motion. you can do so without opposition. motion to prove items 3 and 4 approving the treasure island authority and the investment infrastructure. motioned by supervisor wiener.
>> i love teaching. it is such an exhilarating experience when people began to feel their own creativity. >> this really is a place where all people can come and take a class and fill part of the community. this is very enriching as an artist. a lot of folks take these classes and take their digital imagery and turn it into negatives. >> there are not many black and white darkrooms available anymore. that is a really big draw. >> this is a signature piece. this is the bill largest darkroom in the u.s.. >> there are a lot of people that want to get into that dark room. >> i think it is the heart of this place. you feel it when you come in.
>> the people who just started taking pictures, so this is really an intersection for many generations of photographers and this is a great place to learn because if you need people from different areas and also everyone who works here is working in photography. >> we get to build the community here. this is different.
first of all, this is a great location. it is in a less-populated area. >> of lot of people come here just so that they can participate in this program. it is a great opportunity for people who have a little bit of photographic experience. the people have a lot, they can really come together and share a love and a passion. >> we offer everything from traditional black and white darkrooms to learning how to process your first roll of film. we offer classes and workshops in digital camera, digital printing. we offer classes basically in the shooting, ton the town at night, treasure island.
there is a way for the programs exploring everyone who would like to spend the day on this program. >> hello, my name is jennifer. >> my name is simone. we are going on a field trip to take pictures up the hill. >> c'mon, c'mon, c'mon. >> actually, i have been here a lot. i have never looked closely enough to see everything. now, i get to take pictures. >> we want to try to get them to be more creative with it. we let them to be free with them but at the same time, we give them a little bit of direction.
>> you can focus in here. >> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up
with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth and adults to photography
classes. >> hi, in san francisco we're doing a special series called stay safe, about staying in your home after an earthquake. and today we're going to be talking about the neighborhood support center to help people find new resources when they stay in their home. ♪ ♪ >> we're here at the urban center in san francisco with sarah karlewski, deputy director of spur. we're talking about the shelter, a safe place to stay, exhibition at their center. and part of being able to shelter in place in your home is to be able to find a place nearby where you can get the
services that you might not have in your home. and that's what this little neighborhood support center is for. >> that's right. >> what are some of the services that might be provided in a neighborhood center like this? >> yeah. so, we think of the neighborhood support centers as really being homes away from home. so, after a major earthquake there is going to be a lot of confusion. people are going to need to try to meet up with other people. they're going to need a lot of information. so, a lot of what the neighborhood support center is going to provide is that information. basically we're going to be like a hub where people can come to get services, help, information, et cetera. what you see here on this table are a whole variety of did you ever rent things from tools, some walki-talkies. this helps people know what is
going on in their neighborhood. over here you have a whole variety of water and canned goods. we're really hoping that people will stock up for themselves at least for the first 72 hours if not more. i know that i have a ton of canned food and other sorts of things such as water within my own home. and everybody should, but there's going to come a time where people are going to end up running out and needing more. so, that's what we've got right here. >> so, this neighborhood support center, this doesn't look to be a major city sponsored fully stocked space. it can be a small commercial space, even somebody's garage as long as they have the information, a guide of information, who to call for what, communications equipment, some power, have a generator. >> that's right. >> thinking of lights and charge your cell phones and so on. and probably be operated by volunteers. >> volunteers, maybe members of nert could help out, people who live in the neighborhood that
have some building skill could be helpful. so, if there is a structural engineer living nearby or even an architect, they could really help people kind of understand what has happened to their homes and what sort of repairs might be needed. >> here we are with some of the things that you might find in a neighborhood support center. one thing we learned from hurricane katrina, people really rely on their portable electronics and their phone. we say here's a charging station tied up to the generation. the essential coffeepot. >> yes. >> maybe a computer, you can check your e-mail with. >> yes. we have our charging station here. and then over here you can see we've got a whole variety of things, including the all-important different tags. so, lawrence, do you want to talk a little about the tags? >> sure. people want to know what do these tags mean. is my building safe or unsafe. these are the city owe initial tags. staying in your home doesn't
require that you get a tag. it just means that you use common sense and maybe get help from people who might be around who can help you evaluate whether it's a safe place to stay. >> you might want to know because regular city services are disrupted, you might want to know when trash pick up is, if you need to get clean water, et cetera. also in the neighborhood support center, that kind of information would be available and we've got a little of that up here. >> trash pick up resumes regular schedule on wednesday. >> that's right. >> please mark your human waste. >> that's right. >> so, this is kind of an information center, communication center, also a center that hopefully will show people how to relate to their neighboring communities, what else is happening city-wide. and, of course, this is sort of the ubiquitous form of communication. my cat is missing, call me. >> exactly, because a lot of times, even if you do have a cell phone, and people do if you're really trying to save some of your precious energy
minutes, et cetera, or it's not working as well as it normally does, it is helpful to have a message board that you can get information to other people. and, so, that's what we're showing here. you can see people are going to be looking for their pets. they're going to be looking for rides. people are going to need to be sharing resources a much as they possibly can. another thing that you can see here is they're going to need to be fair tools and some of the things that people are going to need in order to be able to stay safer within their homes. so, we're just showing sort of a gesture to that with all these different tools here. but then also tarps, people are going to need to cover their windows if their windows are cracked, if their roofs are broken. so, ideally, the city would be able to know where all these neighborhood centers are and help deliver some of these supplies. >> they could come from a neighbor, maybe not. thank you so much for allowing us to come in and share this