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francisco's residents and i appreciate your efforts to do that /aeu and i thank you for this today. >> thank you. nec speaker. >> i was actually on the waiting list all my time through high school but our [inaudible] to get people out to this meeting of folks who would come in the office with issues and it was amazing how many people came and said they were scared to come out and talk about management at their unit or development because this were afraid of retaliation. one tenant who was a little shy gave me to read. i'm reading this for her. >> was this tenant afraid to come as well? >> she said to say she was
really shy. we have witnessed a lot of mismanagement inefficiency and outright abuse at the san francisco housing authority organization. i don't envy your clean up work because i've seen much of the bad stuff is engrained in the people that work there. you did the right thing by getting rid of the old board. my family was [inaudible] out of our affordable rental on treat street when real estate specklator purchased that building from the family that owned it for over 30 years. our old apartment literally [inaudible] placement. i had to argue and fight for over two years for or property manager to get a copy of my rental agreement. during that time i
had to write letters and complain, but no one would give me a copy of my lease. i've written letters and made phone calls evident i have called my property manager and have caught some of his maintenance men illegally entering my apartment. >> thank you. next speaker please. >> my name is rene boyd and i live at 25 sanchez and i finally got into public housing after 20 years on the waiting list and they sent me a letter saying take it or leave it, so being homeless i took it and it was not what it was supposed to be. according to my doctor, i was supposed to get a one bedroom and i'm still waiting for that. and that's all i ask. i've got cancer and i just want to live in peace with
me and my dog. that's all i ask. thank you very much >> thank you for sharing. next speaker. >> good afternoon. my name [inaudible] and i want to [inaudible] housing authority but what i wanna speak is more about how many homeless families and children we have. so basically in san francisco in numbers we have 500 families who either staying in sro [inaudible] permanent and low income housing, including children. 250 families live in shelters, 270 families [inaudible] after today. and i
say approximately 500 homeless families we're calling invisibles because the city don't see the homeless families living in doubled up in [inaudible] conditions. they can do more. so my number says around 2023 homeless families in in san francisco. if we see 2023 homeless families in san francisco in 2011, we have 2023 homeless children in the school disdistrict and by today we have 2700 homeless children. the numbers just increase. so we have a problem right here.
we're requesting after working on the coalition of homelessness and make issue with housing [inaudible] san francisco to open the waiting list for public housing and section eight. >> thank you very much. >> thank you so much and have a good day. >> thank you. next speaker and if there's any other member of the public who has note spoken who would like to speak please come forward. >> good afternoon, /saeur /sha short, housing rights committee. i am so pleased you commissioned this audit and given the opportunity for residents to come out and tell their stories. i'm happy that supervisor cohen is here. you have the /harpblgest percent of public housing residents in your district. a couple things i wanted to add to the conversation because you've heard so much today and you've
heard a lot from me over the years. hopefully now you understand a little more why we've been beating that drum so hard. we see hundreds of both section eight and public housing tenants a year and we've been seeing them for the last eight years or so at least. and we are hearing the same complaints over and over. they have similar of what you heard today about repair issues, mold and mildew, past infestation, heating systems, broken windows. we've heard a constant complaint about general customer service and the fact that folks condition get a hold of their worker at the housing authority, can't get their questions answered and so we hope that improves. the big thing i wanna say is that what all of this leads to in terms of what came out in the report and what we're hearing today is that there needs to be much more accountability and oversight for the housing authority. no
one was watching. we weren't minding the store. that's from all levels. remember that the residents -- they're the true experts on this issue and they're the ones most equipped to play that function and that role of being the overseers, the monitors and your eyes and ears on the ground so i encourage you to continue to include the residents in this conversation. thank you. >> thank you. are there any other speakers? seeing none, madam chair, public comment is closed. >> thank you very much. public comment is closed. thank you everyone for coming out. staff, is there anything last minute you wanna say? nope. okay, great. madam clerk -- >> i just wanted to again,
thank the committee, thank the residents first and foremost for coming, taking time to be here. i want to thank the agency, miss smith and of course mr. torres and the other commissioners who are here, to rose mary dennis who has been going back and forth making sure she talked to every person who has raised an issue. thank you for doing that. the last thing i would say is i really believe that it'll take some time to get to a point where we can, as a city, say that we have a dressed all the issues and i think all of us as elected officials have some responsibility in how we got here in the sense that cheerily there is a lot more that each and every one of us could have done and there's a lot that we need to do. one of the things that i am doing in this budget request is to provide funding
so that there is more tenant and resident engagement. whatever the solution is, whatever this looks like, it cannot work, it cannot be sustained long term unless the tenants have more of a say in what happens. and there is a model for that and we have the model of what's happening with sro hotels. the situation is not perfect, but the fact that you have community involvement makes issues so that people in those agencies actually responds to them. my experience with the development projects in my district is that the more involved the residents are, the better the situations an conditions are. so that is the intent of that -- to create
a system that engages the tenants. i don't believe we can say we'll be solving this situation unless that happens. it's not enough to address the many basic main /tphapbs issues that need to be addressed. they should be addressed, but for us to make sure they don't come back, we need to get tenants engaged. so that is the intent of that, and i know there will be a process for does discussing that at the budget committee. i believe that tenant involvement is key to anything being done to change the situation. thank you very much. >> thank you. okay. i'd like to entertain a motion to file the call of the chair. >> we move to continue to the call of the chair. >> thank you very much. seeing no objections, unanimous vote.
three through six? >> i'm number /thaoe is an /ard /tphapbs amending the memorandum [inaudible] fiscal year 2013 through 14. item number four is an /ord /tphapbgs amening memorandum of understanding for the san francisco deputy sir riff's association for fiscal year 2013, 14. item number five is an /ard /tphapbs of amending [inaudible] local 1021 for fiscal year 2013, 14. and item number six is ordinance [inaudible] for persons employed by the city and county of san francisco whose compensation are subject to the provisions of charter in job codes not represented by an employee representation. >> we have the department of human resources to present on these items. thank you and welcome. >> thank you. i am martin
grand, department of human resources, employee relations director. we bring before you today three contract amendments and one ordinance. we are in the first year of a two year agreement and this that two year agreement we set aside a handful of issues to be dealt with off cycle, so to speak and the amendments that you see in the contracts are the result of our negotiations and in some cases some arbitrations on those issues. the first contract before you -- item number three -- is an amendment to the sheriff's managers and supervisors association contract. there are two changes in that contract. one is to take care of an issue
that arose when we created the sheriff's managers and supervisors association, known as the msa. the msa was receivered from the sheriff's association in 2011 and one of the vestiges of that was that the sheriffs and deputies ended up in different bargaining units, but were competing for the same time off in different time slots. we've pulled them out and created a different sign up process for the sergeants, separated them from the deputies. the sheriff's deputies or senior deputies are in the dsa and the sergeants are in the msa. the second change is to add a physical
fitness incentive program for the msa. this is a program that is modelled after one in the san francisco police department and one which is intended to allow and promote physical fitness monday a population, which like the police department population are called upon to have to become physically engaged at times with prisoners in the jails and in their patrol duties at general hospital and potentially at the courts. this was an item that, through mediation, we agreed to and we have tried to take steps to ensure that the program, although it grants time off as a basis for rewarding and providing time for employees
time to engage in physical activities, we have put a limit on doing that in the sense that it can't be done if it will cause overtime in order to let people off the program. it is at maximum 40 hours of time off per year, that's less than an hour per week. that's modelled after the pd program. that's item number three. if there are no questions i'll move to item four. >> please do. >> item four is an amendment to the deputy sheriff's contract. in the previous round the msa won in arbitration over the city's objections, an increase in a premium for an increase in the emergency services unit. this provides emergency response functions within the jails in cases of emergency and does crowd control and cooperates with the sfpd and
other departments such as when the giants continue to win the world series and they are out there in the streets keeping us safe along with the uniformed members of the police department. the msa had argued that they need that [inaudible] and msa members that they needed parody with the san francisco police department unit that does similar work. and the arbitrator granted that the dsa had the opportunity to come back and revisit that argument this year and in an arbitration award the arbitrator found that the benefit was warranted. there's about 100 dsa members in the dsu so it's a modest increase in cost. those are the changes. if there are no questions i'll move on to item five, which is the sciu
miscellaneous contract change. in this round we had put off the issue of refreshing our arbitrator list for grievance arbitrations. this is very old and difficult to find names and refresh the /hreus so we came up with a procedure which both sides really like so we amended the contract to reflect that. i'll ask my person on my staff have the pleasure addressing you on that. [inaudible] employee relations labor specialist. >> good afternoon supervise [inaudible] representative with the hr and i have the pleasure of doing the meet and confer process with our unrepresented
employees that cover about 43 classifications in the city and the major [inaudible] we update this ordinance yearly and so basically we applied and agreed to the wage increases that we negotiated with the majority of our bargaining units last year and nose are three 1 percent increases over the next fiscal year. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> colleagues do you have any questions? >> okay, mr. grand. >> so those are the items which we have to present to you today. i believe we received a request from the mayor's office to [inaudible] items seven and eight. so what we're going to do is deal with three through six first and then we'll call seven and eight and deal with that in a separate motion.
okay? >> absolutely. >> okay. so we need to take public comments on items three through six and i'd like to open up public comment at this time. seeing no public comment, it is closed. okay, there's been a motion by supervisor tang [inaudible] full board and it's been seconded so this goes forward. would you bring items seven and eight together. >> [inaudible] san francisco police officers association unit p 2b for fiscal years 2013 through 18 and i team number eight is a memorandum [inaudible] p 1 and p 2a [inaudible]. >> has rejected the proposed mou for item seven and eight so we will need to continue these two items until negotiations
conclude but we will still take public comment on this item. so public comment is open. seeing no public comment, public comment is closed. we have a motion to continue? thank you. okay unanimous decision to continue this item. >> could /kwrouz please read item number nine? >> item number nine is a motion to review sunday streets program, how the program is funded and how to further the program's goals. >> supervisor avalos regrets he /wupt able to be here himself, but he wanted to review the sunday streets program which has been pretty wildly popular across the at the time city. it's now in its fifth year and
has never been discussed here. he wanted to review how the program works, hear from the chief organizer [inaudible] organization as well as from the mta and warrant to look at some of the bet benefits it's offered. department of public health has done [inaudible] the local businesses that come from sunday streets and then i think we also want to look at what are the challenges, what are the logistical hurdles that make it complicated or make it harder to administer and what can with doe to make it run a little smoother. so to speak to it, id'd like to bring up the executive director of livable cities. >> thank you. good afternoon supervisors, tom, ed of livable city. we wanted to thank
supervisor avalos for requesting this hearing and thank you for your time today to talk about a program that we help run and one of the city's most popular programs. we have a presentation for you today. i'm going to give you a little background and then we'll go to christina from the /tk-p of public health who will talk about our findings around health and economic development. then we'll go to rebecca [inaudible] i'll conclude, then i believe we're going to diane that from mta who is our public sector partner on this and then we can go to any questions or comments you have. so we have a presentation. if you don't mind /sphreuping the slides, sure. the first slide we have is about the goals of the program. when this program was set up our goals were to
increase for people to bike, walk, socialize and play safely, to demonstrate the benefits of increasing open pace and recreational opportunities in san francisco and beyond, and lastly to connect diverse and underserved communities with social networks. our program was inspired by bogatay columbia. it started over a decade ago there. it's enormous event now. it's miles and miles of car free space encompassing the full city and it happens every sunday. we'd love to see it, but we're not that ambitious yet. we were sort of an early adopter in north american.
there was la which is a huge event. it was in that context in conversations with the mayor's office abwhat are things we codo that will have an impact, low cost and done quickly that will advance sustainability in transportation. we put this idea out and had the first event in 2008. we had our 39th event last sunday in the bay view and we have a few more events this year and are planning 2014 already. so this event was selected by michelle obama's partnership for healthy america as one of the ten national programs to produce play streets, which is another innovative program we're going to start on a much smaller
scale. with that i'm going to introduce christina what's going to talk about the health aspects and activity aspects of this program so christina. >> thank you. how are you? so from a public health perspective, sunday streets is a fabulous way for us to create opportunities for people to be physically active and in this case [inaudible] very beginning. we were the presenting sponsor that first year in 2008 and we were up at 4:00 in the morn morning getting everything set up so i'm really excited it's gonna long and i want to make sure it continues. i wan to ensure it continues from a health perspective because it meets the goals of the shape up initiative, which are to address chronic disease. we have an overweight obesity /ep /tkepl nick this city as we do
nationally and the result is chronic diseases. chronic diseases are one of the most costly diseases to be treating. we hook it a sunday streets not only as an opportunity for health, it has adopted the soda free zone as well so that the sponsors are not allowed to serve drink with added sugar and that contributed to that health. and we've also looked at /aupbd streets as a way to bring communities together and stronger social ties. i want to such a little bit on the community health improvement plan. just to give you a quick context, when we look at overweight obesity data we have a disparity in our african
american and latino populations. this those are significant differences hen you look a the latino populations, we see similar differences in obesity where we've got 56 percent that are obese, cop paired to a state level of 30 percent. we know that many of these neighborhoods, access to open space is really limited and that impacts ability to be physically active. that's where opportunities like sunday streets really provide potential for people to get
their physical activity. and my colleague, doctor [inaudible] will present her data in a minute, but if we can go to the next slide please. the public health department just went through a whole process [inaudible] health care services -- those are the three priorities and sunday streets falls squarely into those first top two areas. and it is indeed a specific strategy that is identified as one of those ways to create environments that promote health and to create opportunities for physical opportunity. i think lastly, one of the components
responsibility 'cause health is influenced by so many different things and this is /tkpwrae example of tremendous collaboration and working together. you've got major city agencies working to put this on and i think we need to recognize that and that that's what we need to create a healthier san francisco. i think with that doctor is still here so i'd -- sorry, this is my last slide. the cost benefit. i'm sorry. it's really important also to talk about the cost benefit and how much does it cost to run this in comparison with other programs. and through studies this doctor participated in there is a cost benefit to conducting sunday streets, where we get an estimated savings of about $2.30 for every dollar spent in medical