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but took no action and no discussion of anticipated litigation. directors it would be appropriate for a motion to disclose or not disclose. >> motion to not disclose. >> second. >> any further discussion? all those in favor, signify by saying aye? aye. >> the ayes have it. there is a reminder we're here next monday afternoon at 4:30 to meet with our friends from the small business commission. >> in this room. >> 13 people will be seated up there. >> yes, there will be different chairs. >> okay, thank you all.
sign up, it's always so gratifying. we want to be here. so i'm very excite ied to be here today. >> your volunteerism is appreciated most definitely. >> last year we were able to do 6,000 hours volunteering. without that we can't survive. volunteering is really important because we can't do this. it's important to understand and a concept of learning how to take care of this park. we have almost a 160
acres in the district 10 area. >> it's fun to come out here. >> we have a park. it's better to take some of the stuff off the fences so people can look at the park. >> the street, every time, our friends. >> i think everybody should give back. we are very fortunate. we are successful with the company and it's time to give back. it's a great place for us. the weather is nice. no rain. beautiful san francisco. >> it's a great way to be able
to have fun and give back and walk away with a great feeling. for more opportunities we have volunteering every single day of the week. get in touch with the parks and recreation center so come out. >> hi, i'm japanese with the san francisco public utilities combination sometime people call me sewer girl our systems has served the area for 1 hundred and 50 years we're planning you understand public health and our environment don't think that so come in down and see how
everybody. >> all right. good morning. thank you all for coming out today i'm ed reiskin i'm the director of transportation in san francisco. i appreciate you all coming out. what we're here to talk about is safety. about a year and a half ago the board of supervisors adapted a strategic plan identifying transportation safety as the
number one goal for the 6 years of the strategic plan and that will continue to be our goal. the safety of the transportation system is walking in the streets and driving a bus or riding a bike. i think the good news is that san francisco jefferson is a safe city and a muni is a safe transit agency. we're starting from a good place but there are some areas where there is work to be done. in the area of crime most types of crime are low and continue to decline on the transit system. there's a couple that are going if in the wrong direction. we're going to be talking about that today. the other piece of good news we have a mayor that's focused on public safety.
in the last public budget had a great stepping up the police department. he's made a priority to forge partnership with the city family insuring we're working together to achieve our mutual goals. so we have great partners with the police department and the district attorney's office. the da wanted to be here but was unable. we're marshall our services together to make the city and muni safer. i want to acknowledge the folks in uniform. sfpd officers are working together to make that safer. without further ado i want to bring up the birthing cheerleader our mayor mayor ed
lee. (clapping.) >> well, thank you ed and to the entire board the mta board and the staff everyone on the staff for working so hard in this past years to approve the muni service and identifying all the things we need to do on safety. we're fortunate that our economy a strong. and we do want to have success for everyone in the city. and everybody in some way including the kids in my family all touched muni in one way so it's a major transit mode we want to support and when it comes to saves they have to be a safe place for everyone. thank you to all the offered and the people and the entire safety
compliment that works directly with metropolitan and as well as our police department. only on a day to day basis but they've been there with our officers to supplement all that the muni needs to do. we've invested in the improvement of our public safety. this summer as you heard chief and i and others in the technology world in the city likewise our officers to save time and allowing them to use smart phones that are connected no to the system that our attorney general has. we also invested in the community ambassador program to get them trained. those are residents of people that live in the tenderloin south of market in the bay view
or vigilance valley they're walking the streets they can be the additional eyes and areas working with our police department having phones that are freely provide bit at&t and he greeting passengers on the muni stops we've had some trouble with. you looked at the data and they've improved drastically so thank you to the ambassadors program. overall our cities crime data is showing we're in the right direction homicides are down over 35 percent and shootings down between 15 and 20 percent. we want to continue that direction as we get towards year-end the police chief and i are making sure this continues.
and the shoppers mayor we're going to make sure that everyone has a safe experience. we're going to be an attractive city and a part of the reasons we know we're taking care of crime and the downward trend it there. that doesn't mean everything t is perfect we still have homicides and shootings and robberies we're looking at that data and linking that up to agrees to improve and just so happens while we're working together i want to thank ed reiskin and the mta working with our police department to obtain a grant of $1 million to focus on our transportation corridor. so today was to announce the program but we've already been working on this program in a
kind of experimental way to see the results and thanks to the mta and the police department working together we compared the data and we began in the month of september we had over 51 robberies that had to do with on muni and in and around the stations. as a result of additional officers that focused on the muni routes the month of october that 51 robberies changed into 9 robberies. on those muni lines. larceny and the same thing people stealing things maybe not off a perch but that was totaled tolarecy reports on the muni lines and were reduced to 26 in the month of october when those additional officers were played
on line. that's a drastically demonstration of people working together and getting in grant and - well, thank you. thanks again. and so that's an important statistics from tolarecy report in a matter of thirty days with the additional prince of officers. i think we want to keep this good morning. we want to announce overlook important aspect it won't be simply the presence of more officers but it also means that we want to do something about the number one area of theft and larceny.
something that our chief has been talking about in this whole world we're all talking about technology people have all the technology devices they need and they're using them on muni and people aren't paying attention to their surrounds. we want to educate the people who use the technology to be a little bit more assertive and careful about their surrounds. we've launched a be careful campaign eyes up and keep fiscally on our own ridership to help us to get to zero crime on muni. i know that sounds like
impossible but we need to have a goal in order to challenge everyone to pay attention when you've got your eyes up and your phones down earring to be be engaging in our surroundings and we're going to have this done. you're going to see multiple cultural senile and the inspectors will be reminding folks. you'll have officers talking to people hey can you get your eyes up and your phones down. that will help with this movement. we think we can get to zero crime on our muni railways by directing the engagement of our ridership and working with the officers and all the muni folks around us and working with the
general public when they have an increased ridership during the holidays. this is my way of saying sfmta and the entire board and everyone on our camera team the drivers and inspects included and thanks to the officers behind me but all the officers working in every station day to day. they're doing their best we know whether it's market street or in the bayview they're all the rates are coming down because everyone is much more aware and we're helping each other. so congratulations but let's talk about eyes up and phones down. let's put that million dollars in the event in the city.
thank you very much and congratulations (clapping.) thank you very much many mr. maybe mayor, i think you can hear the passion and the commitment to the issue in comfortably the situation were we certainly share that compassion. our number one goal is safety. our number two is implementing the policy that was put in place thirty years by the board of supervisors it's making transit an attractive option for people to take. we need to make minnesota attractive it has to be resemble and save. we don't want people making a calculus how to get from point a to b by unsafe feeling. our trait goal is a safe transit system and that was for that
system our cleave got together with our police commander and put together a - work together to put together this program to secure the grants. that he it was really chief, sir and his officers that have been responsible for the numbers the tremendous media progress and so happy to bring up our cities great police chief sir, >> thanks ed. i have to tell you it's a great pleasure to be a police chief where where i have the support of the da and the former police commander and everyone comes together. this program that was 234ish9d through this grant that put
additionally police proteins on the buses it's an 80 percent decline over a thirty day period and a better than 70 percent decline in theft. those are not insignificant numbers. we can be better through awareness and education that can really impact if we engage with the community to make things better. two out of every 3 robberies involve a smart phone. if the people will remember to keep eyes up and phones down do make our phones available to be taken. i have often been goaded e quoted nobody is stealing books on muni we can get our robberies
by double dignities in san francisco were it not for the alarming rate of cell phone they feel e theft. be smart you wouldn't walk detain the street counting hundreds of dollars. i want to take the opportunity to talk about property crime up ticking here in san francisco as it is across the state. please don't leave anything visible in our car or your gps system available in our car. we don't want this to be in the hands of the thieves. put them in the trunk. don't offer load yourselves
looking at to be hit by thieves. keep san francisco save. i want to talk about a grant that the police department has won through the office of traffic safety through regional highway traffic safety for drunk driving. drunk and drunk driving has resulted in 25 thousand or more people and it's the number one killer on our adheres we've received grant for education and dui check points and the campaign for other a little. please designated drivers be smart let's have a great holiday season everyone come to san francisco and shop but pay attention to the price tags and
not to your cell phones. thank you >> thank you, chief. i think there's a theme running through all of this is awareness and distraction while your using our phones we want you to help us raise the profile we'll have more officers on muni and inspects handing out your screen cleaners. just to try to better engage with folks. the chief as inspired me to consider a new partnership we'll be connecting the library. i want to thank you you outlining all you're helping to
spread this message so happy to take some questions so we like to think with the officers it's loaves and fishes and they'll be everywhere we don't say for purposes we won't be where we're not. the citizens have talked about the improvements and the numbers are fantastic. how about plenty of cops and they'll be everywhere. the number of officers in the san francisco police department
remains the same although the director ruskin mentioned that the board of supervisors are staffing united states we have about one hundred officers but the officers are discharged through the muni. numbers of arrests in the police department are way up across the board >> the number of - i don't have it handy but i can get it for you. no, but that's worth mentioning dan referenced with the people on the bus were so e.r. grossed in the technology of their cell phones they didn't notice the
gunman. we want to tell me to pay attention to your cell phone usage. right so david's question what about the secondary market in cell phone its way too easy to move a cell phone. that's why i said you wouldn't walk down the street carrying cash. in the the first time we've actually made more robbery arrests because people prefer to traffic in cell phones than drugs it's a secondary item. so the question was don't the new apple technology the lock