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we have an intern that provided support for us and a crafting list and sharing that and that is davis sector. there was another shadow aid we had in our office who is actually we would borrow from one of the other supervisors and that was supervisor norman yee who gave us help. he helps -- thank you for that for your great work. and most of all i want to thank the community for feeding me over the past couple of days and being in my office and keeping us honest about our budget and pushing on us, community labor advocates who were there. i know that there was a lot that -- for us to fulfill and i know there's still a lot that people expect more of us, but i truly believe we have something that moves the city forward and look forward to your further leadership and partnership with you in the future. thank you.
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>> supervisor mar. >> thank you. i want to say on the process that i think the department presented to us did a great job also with distinction information and really doing great job answering the questions we had. i think chair farrell had great questions and we had the questions about equity and serving the needs for the most vulnerable through each of the departments. i won't repeat the thanks to the hard working staff but i did want to thank nick from my staff for -- i couldn't do what i do without his dedication and long, long hours, but the insight into the need and how to run non profit and how they partner with our city departments but thank you so much to nick for his hard work on this process and the other staff as well. i did want to say that i agree with a
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lot of what my colleague said. this is a budget of many compromise. i'm satisfied with this budget but i wish our hard working community base organizations and staff from non profits had a much higher increase for their cost of living, that they absolutely need. and i hope this body will look at every single penny that we bring in to increase it, 1.5cent in this budget isn't enough. it's something, but it's nowhere near enough, so i'm going to say right off the top that is one of the issues that i hope we stay committed to. i wanted to say that i think the budget also acknowledges the growing population of seniors and how many vulnerable seniors and people with disabilities in our communities and the safety net as protecting, the mayor proposed a lot of great parts of protecting the safety net and i think this budget helps to fill a lot of holes that
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were there and some not filled by the mayor's office. so i'm proud that we protect children and families and seniors in the most vulnerable. many of our districts had individual needs and it satisfied all 11 of the districts but it puts money where it's the most need in our neighborhood from planting grants to completing streets and serving the most vulnerable family and children as well. i wanted to say for the well organized coalitions and many are here tonight that are here whether it's the homeless and antieviction group, or the hiv organizations and the api community council that you were affective and i hope that you continue to build strong alliances even with other groups that were included in that and may have been left out as well. the last thing i'll say is i think the mayor's office worked well with us. i wish information had been
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shared earlier about different revenue sources and i hope we continue to look at even money. 25 million of savings and 15 million next year is the $40 million that we're advocate, but i hope we continue to look for efficiencies so we can serve the most vulnerable in our committee. thank you for soup vier avalos and -- supervisor avalos and all of my colleagues for this compromise budget. thank you. >> supervisor breed. >> thank you. i just wanted to start by saying thank you to all the members of the committee as well as a lot of the staff that's here. this was a really challenging process. of course my first year on the board and serving on budget and not only learning about the city as a whole with what i've already knew, i thought i knew more than what i
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actually know after going through this process which is a very tedious process and also one that can be quite complex. and chairman farrell, thank you for working with everyone for forcing us to compromise and making sure that we were fair in our request and that there was some equity in terms of distribution around all of our districts. i know that -- i know i asked for a lot and was asked to give up a lot and each and every member, not just on this committee but also the entire board of supervisors, everyone compromised here, so in some instances, we're not all necessarily walking away with everything we want, but at least there's something for everyone and i can live with that. i'm just really happy to be able to implement a lot of important work force priorities in district 5. there's not a day that goes by that someone's
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not asking me for a job opportunity and also with working with you, the transitional aid which are adults by kids who do need support around housing, who needs support around job training and placement, the fact that we were able to come up with the additional support in that particular category where it's truly needed, i'm proud of that and i'm proud to be able to restore the hiv aids cuts, especially because of what this will mean in ward 86. this is an incredible process. there's so much in this budget and things around public safety and increase to the arts capital. we're going to invest in the african american complex. the baby whopper house. this is just really a great budget and i'm really
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excited and happy about the opportunity to have participated and i'll tell you, i remember when we had budget cuts before i was on the board and how really challenging it was running a non profit organization and dealing with those cuts and remembering the furloughs and remembering where everyone sacrifice so during these times, the ability to really provide some polar to the non profits, no it wasn't the 1.5 percent that we had last year which made a difference from my non profit which i used to work, but i'm glad we were able to do something and we need to continue to look at this long term because it's something that we should really consider trying to figure out a long term plan around how we approach this situation in the future. so i'm glad to be able to support this budget tonight and i'm looking forward to going home and getting some rest. so thanks again.
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>> thank you supervisor breed. >> i'm sorry. because you thanked your staff, i got to thank my staff and intern, thank you phil and whoever else's name i can't remember for staying with me and doing the work to get to this point. >> supervisor yee. >> i'll go after you, please. >> thank you chair farrell. i really want to thank everyone of the budget committee members who put this compromise budget together. i know how much work it was for all of you and your staff. i do want to thank my staff who put a lot of time
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into roaming the corridors here and trying to help out with the process and that's ormino. thank you, matias. >> i want to say that -- i'm repeating too much of what has been said, there's so many needs and so many issues of safety nets for our city that we could never have enough revenue, but considering what we did was add back. i'm proud of this board and i'm shocked that we're sitting here at 10:30 because i was really expecting to be here at 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning to say the same things, so thank you forgetting this done chair
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farm. for us city wide to deal with the different issues and the federal government has really dropped a ball on us and for us to pick it up and say no, we can't forget those people who are the most vulnerable in our society. i'm more than happy to support those efforts. i'm glad on a selfish district note, this budget will help support some of the issues i've been fighting for which is pedestrian safety and for actually to get some more open space in my district. there's certain areas in my district for instance that don't have any open space and this will be one step toward that direction. i also want to -- i know there's been some adds on a list on childcare and preschool, it's not a great amount, but it's there. and
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i'm really thankful for the committee to do that. i also want to mention that originally there were $2.2 million worth of ask for early education, a need that has not been fulfilled in this city even though we talk about it for decades and that although this is not reflected in any changes in this budget, i'm very, very proud that there's been commitment on this committee to look at the proposition h, so call one time only at to the first 5 commission and looking at the budget that -- and how we need to change it to reflect better services. when you have $6.4 million of add, i mean of increase budget and for the purpose -- and the purpose of
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that is to provide services and it didn't have anything in there in that budget presented by first 5 to represent them and for me to say let's change it. and this seems to be support from that as we move on. so i want to mention that, mainly because it wasn't -- you can't see it in this particular budget, but i'm hoping that people, the supervisors will continue to be committed to working on those changes as we move forward. thank you very much. >> president chew. >> thank you colleagues. colleagues this is a long supervisor -- this is our 5th budget that i've been apart of it and i want to say in my five experiences, this is the earliest we've finished and this involved the least amount of yelling so i want to thank you for making our lives easier
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and start with the budget committee. thank you for the hours you put into this and of course thank you to our budget chair for doing a great job in your first year and really addressing the diverse needs that all of our districts and neighborhoods and our cities have. and i want to give kudos to chair avalos and moving this forward. i want to thank mary lee. and i want to thank kay howard and the control staff and your team. i want to thank my aids, amy chain for making sure our city needs why taken care. a couple of things i want to highlight as the person who authorize the proposition a that created the budgeting two year process, i appreciate and i'm glad that this is a process that i think now a couple years in has been working in helping
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us to manage our finances. i want to take a moment as someone who is in his district with the north beach clubhouse that has been closed for two years and we looked around the city and we had clubhouses that we closed, but we decided we need to open a clubhouse in each of our districts and move that forward. i want to thaveng the support to move forward with pilots on budgeting and plan nothing that area. i want to thank the mayor also for working with us to increase a little bit of 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. we can do so without opposition. >> i want to thank anyone involved. have a great night and we'll see you in budget committee in a few weeks. [ applause ] >> any other items? >> we are adjourned.
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