tv [untitled] December 16, 2013 3:00pm-3:31pm PST
>> as we can all see, and this is done over the weekend of november 16th. the courage under 9 team is comprised of girls from six different supervisor districts throughout the city of san francisco, and the name courage encourages those girls and these girls to do their best and challenge their fears and work together as a team which they've obviously done. over two weekends, courage won six straight game. their team, coaches and family came together as a group and were tested not only on the field , but as a parent of three young children i can empathize with this. came together in their transportation process, driving back and forth between manteca and san francisco several times to fit in the san francisco championship victory in between the norcal state cup games. and embodying the name courage in the championship, they were down 1 to 0 at half time and came back to win 3 to 2 in double overtime.
there are six straight wins earned courage the norcal championship and demonstrates to us what hard work and teamwork can do together. first of all, girls, the board of supervisors would like to say congratulations to you for really understanding the true meaning of hard work and for representing us as a city of san francisco at the state and playing three games a day is no small task. and to be champions at the end is really something that's remarkable. i want to thank the coaches, mary and lawrence, for their endless time and guidance and support of these teams, and special thanks for today to a good friend of mine and fellow parishioner, aaron barnes, for organizing this event today. and lastly, and very much personally, thank you to the parents of the team members. so many of you that are out in the audience, you know, i know the time spent taking your children to and from practice in games in manteca, that's a
whole different world. [speaker not understood] for our children, i can imagine how proud you are. i want to lastly give a special shout out to one girl that couldn't be with us, mia doningues who i know is an integral part of this team. i saw her parents the other night. so congratulations to mia as well. ~ so, i am honored to present to you the certificate of honor from the board of supervisors which recognizes your commitment and your success over the past season. and also want to invite the coaches to come up and say a few words. so, congratulations, girls. (applause) >> hi, i'm coach mary and my husband coach lawrence, and my two children coach robert and gab ella, both born and raised in san francisco and are now coaches he.
we want to thank the board of supervisors for taking the time to acknowledge the work ~ and accomplishment of these young san franciscan girls. a year ago you had the courage to show up and tryout for a new team on the refurbished crocker amazon soccer com mexctiontion. then you chose to leave your school based recreational team to form a new team that represents san francisco vikings and this great city. you wear -- you proudly wear your club crest and the name san francisco on your jersey. as you know, the club system allows soccer players from all parts of the city to come together and work as a team. this is similar to how these supervisors represent different neighborhoods, but work together as a team to make the great city this place is. if my family and i were granted a wish, it would be to continue to build and convert unused
space to active places where adults and families and elders can come together and play. we wish for school yards and gyms to be open and accessible for everyone to use. build it and they will come and play and enjoy it. girls, crocker amazon in south sunset are examples of this. and this is where we get to play. we look forward to the completion of the beach chalet into an all-weather soccer complex. the viking courage girls would like to end with our cheer. we have learned that great work is a team effort and is done together. we have added for our cheer today "how do we build a great city? together." thank you. (applause) >> all right. >> how do we build? together. how do we attack?
>> thank you, and congratulations to the viking courage girls soccer team. our next commendation will be provided by our district 10 colleague, supervisor cohen. >> thank you. i'm just going to present from this side. there are a few photos that i want to show before we get started. if i could have the overhead. >> sfgov-tv? thank you. >> thank you. this right here is a picture of a site inside district 10 of illegal dumping. i have a couple shots i want to show you. as many of you know, we've passed some legislation to address some of the challenges
of illegal dumping. another image. [inaudible]. here is an image of the award winning dpw cleaning up. here is a before and after shot. so, passing legislation is really only half the battle, right? it's really about implementation. and today i want to take a moment for us to honor one of san francisco's finest team members that have been a part of san francisco from the day he was born, and that is rodney hampton. this guy is the one that is making a reality -- the legislation that we pass here a reality on the ground. he's the one that is sending me
these pictures and single handedly combating illegal dumping. it is a privilege and a pleasure to welcome him in this chamber. we're talking about a man that grew up in bayview hunters point. on any given saturday or sunday you can walk down our drive down third street and you will see him there. oftentimes you'll see him nudging some of the kids in the neighborhood who are dropping their garbage on the street, encouraging them to pick it up. this is the kind of leadership that this city needs to continue to highlight and more importantly to grow. rodney is also not only an outstanding city employee, but he's also a committed father. i've never seen a man -- of course, outside of my own father -- sorry, dad. he's watching, too. but this is a man that is an outstanding father, committed to his own children, to his nieces, to his nephews, to the kids that are up on west point, mentoring and growing young future san franciscans.
and it's really just with great pleasure to be able to recognize this man. he's a treasure to our city. he dozen credible community work. i amoeba, this is an organizer at heart. ~ mean and he's got a few of his other team members from dpw. if dpw would stand up. we have sandra here. we've got larry here. we have an all time favorite blaine jones, former city attorney, alan mullally coming together to recognize this man rodney. you know, i don't want to preach too much and i'm certainly not going to eulogize you, but i can only imagine the day when you pass this earth what people will be take about you, because you make every single day count, everything that you do counts, and you will definitely leave a mark on the community as well as in the city. and i just want you to know this is the most -- this is a great day to be able to honor you and just to say publicly thank you. i could not do my job. we could not function as a city without you. you are definitely appreciated. please put your hands together and welcome rodney hampton. (applause)
>> wow, this is amazing. i'm -- all day i've been like stoked, i've been amazed. i've been like geeked. i've been telling everyone, where did this come from? i really want to start off and like to start off with a phrase from isaiah chapter 49 verse 1. listen to me, [speaker not understood], you people from afar, the lord called me from the womb from the body of my mother. he made me. he made my mouth like a sharp sword. in the shadow of his hands he hid me. he made me a polished arrow. in his quivers he hid me away and he said to me, you are my servant. and as a servant for god, for my community, for my family, i'm honored to receive this award, this recognition.
just as important, in our city work, our home, our community, we give so much, i know. we are a success together, as a team. in the fullest sense of the word, because not only we do manage to make it all work together, together we take care of business. we do it in style. we do it in world class. and we do it in grace. and i would like to thank dpw, mohammed nuru, [speaker not understood] kelly, city administrator, ms. cathy perry, dwayne jones, my mother gail hampton, [speaker not understood], my supervisor [speaker not understood] for all this coaching and mentoring as we move further in helping shape the community on our vision on a clean and green city. thank you again. thank you board. and definitely thank you, malia cohen, supervisor district 10. >> thank you. (applause) >> i'd like to read into the
record what the certificate of honor reads. it says, rodney hampton, in honor of your leadership, dedication and faithful service to the residents in san francisco, through your work with department of public works in recognition of your advocacy of community building and civic engagement, to effect positive change in the bayview community, the city and county of san francisco board of supervisors here by extends their highest commendation and sends their best wishes to you on this day. thank you. >> thank you again. >> thank you, supervisor cohen. congratulations, rodney. the final commendation of the day will be offered by our district 1 colleague, supervisor mar. >> thank you, president chiu. i'd like to ask if our guest
from project read can come forward. i know that michelle shepherd has come to san francisco public library, randy -- randy weaver, the manager of project read, and marty [speaker not understood] from access services of the public library could come forward. colleagues, i just wanted to let you know that this evening at the public library in the top floor, project read will be celebrating 30 years of amazing work in our city. some of you might have the joy of reading like i do, especially reading out loud with my daughter at home. but there's many, many thousands of people in our city and in cities across this country, 80,000 people in san francisco that have difficulty reading or cannot read. and i think amazing projects like project read help to address that challenge for many, many people in our neighborhoods. that's about roughly -- what is
that -- one in -- one in ten of our city's population we're talking about. people to people approaches addressing this issue are i think the most amazing and inspiring, and project read has lived up to that example. i just wanted to say also that as a teacher i was a learner of [speaker not understood] and i know he said that once people learn to read the word, they learn to read the world. and it really opens up your eyes. literacy and reading, but also in seeing things in new ways. and i think project read is a great example of opening up the world to so many, many people and families in our city. the event tonight will highlight this at 5:30. the project read provides trained volunteers;, i think there's been about 4,000 tutors over the years that you've trained to help others ~ and
it's that army of volunteers that rile has helped so many families and folks. since its founding in 1983 in san francisco, it's assisted over 6,000 adults in our city to improve their reading and writing skills. but it now also provides a new resources and skills, 21st century skills in their computer lab and with their various workshops. the one on one still is the basis for a lot of their work as well. in a 30-year history, project read developed this model of motivational literacy that ensures that adults set goals for their learning based on their own interest. so, it's really student driven in many ways. and the goals are reviewed every six months given that learners confidence [speaker not understood] improvements and celebrating their achievements. also project read expanded, as i said, beyond its general literacy efforts and also developed additional innovative programs like family literacy. i can't imagine for a parent maybe an immigrant parent that
comes here, maybe they cannot read in their native language so the challenges that having to support or to help your child, i think project read is an example of where the family literacy services to break inter generational cycles of it literacy. there is also project money which is a great innovative program, learner driven approach to financial literacy in our communities ~ and the wednesday night readers project read book club that promotes the joy of reading to new readers. the city and county of san francisco has been pleased to recognize and honor the staff before, but i think on its 30th anniversary, i think it's really fitting that later we'll have a resolution in honor of project read that we'll vote upon. but i think in today's board meeting commending them is appropriate as we celebrate the 30 years. so, before we close we'll be declaring hopefully with a unanimous vote december 10th, 2013 as project read day in san francisco.
i wanted to thank marisa [speaker not understood] for writing the great article the day after thanksgiving that gave a human side [speaker not understood] who the amazing tutors are and who makeup the program as well. so, tonight 30th anniversary celebration, 5:30 to 7:30 in the public library, the top floor, skylight room, project read will have tutors and learner hosts and learner hosts, special guest speakers, food and beverages and a "share your project read memories video booth." so, with that i wanted to invite randy weaver, the manager of project read, [speaker not understood] the access services manager [speaker not understood] and michelle [speaker not understood] from the main library to come forward and let's give them a round of applause for 30 years of opening the world to so many people in our city. (applause) >> thank you. good afternoon. on behalf of the 10,000 adult learners and volunteer tutors
who have participated in project read since 183, i want to thank supervisor mar and the entire board of supervisors for recognizing our 30th anniversary today. ~ 1983 the project read is attributable to the people, the adult learners, volunteer tutors, the families, the library staff who all have come together with one purpose, to create an environment for learning and a system of support that helps foster success. and as supervisor mar mentioned, through the years project read has grown, seen inevitable changes, bringing on more technology and online resources, but we've always tried to stay focused on the people. working together to create a more literate and participatory society. and on that note of a participatory society and sort of following the power of [speaker not understood] advice, i want to have a quote
shared with you today on what an adult learner feels when they vote for the first time. voting in our society is a challenge to many people with limited literacy skills. but a couple of years ago [speaker not understood] by the name of owe dell nixon was successful in voting for the first time. and this is what he wrote ~. i voted for the first time in my life on november 6th. filled out an absentee ballot then walked from the library to city hall. there i dropped my ballot into a box. the next time i'm going to vote from a booth in my own neighborhood. so, that's the kind of goal that we really want to support and it really takes not only dedication and volunteers and the adult learners themselves, but the board of supervisors, the mayor's office, and all the
library administration from karen straus, the chief [speaker not understood] [speaker not understood] to make a program like this continue and succeed. so, thanks to everybody today. (applause) >> thank you, colleagues. that concludes our special commendations for today. with that, want to go back to our regular agenda. madam clerk, can you call item 12? >> item 12 is a resolution approving amendment no. 1 to professional services agreement, airport contract no. 8838, to provide operation and
maintenance services for the airtrain system, between bombardier transportation (holdings) usa, inc., and the city and county of san francisco, acting by and through its airport commission, in an amount not to exceed $98,700,000 pursuant to charter, section 9.118(b) for the period of march 1, 2014, through february 28, 2017. >> colleagues, why don't we take a roll call vote. >> on item 12, supervisor campos? campos aye. supervisor chiu? chiu aye. supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor tang? tang aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos aye. supervisor breed? breed aye. there are 11 ayes. >> the resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> madam clerk, could you call items 13 through 18, the master lease amendments related to treasure island? >> items 13 through 18 are the resolutions retroactively approving amendment master lease agreements between the treasure island development authority and the united states
navy from december 1st, 2013 through november 30th, 2014. item 13 is the south waterfront master lease. 14, [speaker not understood]. item 15, the [speaker not understood]. item 16, the childcare master lease. item 17, the venues master lease. and item 18 is the fire fighting and training center master leases. >> colleagues, can we take these items same house same call? without objection these resolutions are adopted. [gavel] >> item 19. >> item 19 is a resolution retroactively approving the contract modification between the city and county of san francisco and guardsmark, llc, to provide security services for the human services agency, to extend the term by two months, for a revised period of december 1, 2008, through january 31, 2014, in the modified amount of $21,226,260. ~ january 14th. >> same house same call? this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> item 20. >> item 20 is a resolution retroactively authorizing the arts commission to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $200,000 from kaiser permanente foundation for the bayview opera house plaza renovation and restoration for the period of july 31, 2013, through august 1, 2014.
>> colleagues, same house same call? this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> next item. >> item 21 is an ordinance appropriating $4,388,000 of transit center district funds and transportation development impact fees revenue and capital project fund expenditures to the municipal transportation agency in order to support capital projects in fy 2013-2014. >> same house same call? this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> next item. >> item 22 is a resolution retroactively authorizing the office of economic and work force development to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $902,465 for the period of october 1, 2013, through march 31, 2015, from the u.s. department of labor passed through california employment development department for the dislocated worker additional assistance grant. ~ fiscal year >> same house same call? this ordinance is passed on first read. [gavel] >> next item. >> item 23 is an resolution approving an amendment to the san francisco tourism improvement district management district plan, in accordance with california streets and highways code, section 36636, to require monthly, instead of quarterly, assessment, collection and distribution of assessment funds by the office of the treasurer 23or.
>> madam clerk if you could read the next item as well which impacts the same aye item? >> item 24, resolution approving amendments to the moscone expansion district management district plan for the business-based business improvement district, known as the "moscone expansion district," in accordance with the california streets and highways code, section 36636, to require the monthly, instead of quarterly, assessment, collection, and transfer of assessments by the office of the treasurer and tax collector; and an agreement with the nonprofit owners' association for administration/management of the district in accordance with the california streets and highways code, section 36651. >> colleague, can we take these two items same house same call? without objectiontion the resolution is adopted -- both resolutions are adopted. [gavel] >> next item. >> item 25, resolution authorizing the mayor's office of housing and community development to accept and expend an infill infrastructure grant from the california state department of housing and community development in the amount of $5,661,107 to commence following board approval, for the housing development at 5800 third street. ~ third street >> same house same call? this resolution is adopted. [gavel] >> next item, item 26. >> item 26, resolution urging the restart of greenfinancesf and supporting the mayor, department of the environment, and office of public finance to enable city residents to finance the costs of energy efficiency and renewable energy capital improvements; and to take such other actions necessary therefor. ~ improvements. >> supervisor farrell. >> thank you, president chiu.
colleagues, today we're here to vote on a resolution i co-sponsored along with mayor ed lee urging for the revitalization for finance of green finance sf and ask as a board we support the departments of the environment and the office of public finance to take the appropriate steps to get green finance sf up and running again. i want to thank my co-sponsors, supervisor wiener, supervisor tang, supervisor mar, supervisor kim, supervisor chiu, supervisor yee and supervisor cohen, and particularly want to thank supervisor mar for his early leadership on this issue when the program was put forward a number of years ago and ultimately stalled. so, this year after nearly six months of groundwork various stakeholders of the environment and finance and labor communities, on november 26, mayor lee and i held a press conference to announce san francisco's intention to kick start green finance sf once again. a program that will continue our tradition of being at the forefront combating climate change, push our city further down a path of meeting our aggressive greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, put
san franciscans to work in our neighborhoods, and help san francisco property owners finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in their homes. known as green finance sf, it is a special form of financing that will help to overcome market barriers that exist to energy efficiency upgrades, spreading cost recovery with saving realized over the life of the improvement. this special form of financing allows property owners to responsibly finance the upgrades through property tax assessments each year with very favorable terms. as a financing structure that will enable san francisco at no cost to the city to fund energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades for property owners and homeowners. every day here in san francisco we are fortunate to witness the birth of innovation and with that new and innovative economic models one being our clean energy economy. ~ we know kleischv energy economy can trigger market transformation as big as the it transformation happening across our world also here in san francisco, but we need to provide [speaker not understood] for stronger market
demand and renewable products and services [speaker not understood] and that is green finance sf. we have already seen other parts of the state that have adopted similar pace residential pace programs most notably sonoma and riverside counties and have seen the positive impacts that have followed in those jurisdictions. and we've also now seen the stories and know the stories of individuals that have chosen to participate in these existing programs. we know these upgrades can save money not only in repair costs to crucial home energy services, but also on monthly utility bills to the tune of thousands of dollars a year annually. from the beginning of the process, it was a priority for mayor lee and i to ensure this environmental policy and finance tool had a very strong work force component tied to it that put local residents to work in this emerging industry. we convened meetings with partners and laborers to discuss what the work force component would look like. training our workers for jobs in new and emerging industry is key to not only allowing them to get new jobs but also helping them find meaningful careers that can keep them in
their families here in our city. we're going to continue working with [speaker not understood] that ensures local residents are working with local contractsers on local projects so we keep monday and i work flowing inside of san francisco and continue to boost our local economy. i am particularly want to thank pat and josh for their strong work on this work force component perspective. and despite the federal housing finance agency's concerns, we are confident that san francisco's program now can move forward. again, we've seen other jurisdictions do this throughout the state of california. and because the fhfa concerns are doing all we can as a city to protect our owners and give them the comfort and certainty they need to participate in this program. governor brown recently passed in his budget a reserve fund for pace programs in the state of california that will address the fhfa's concerns and ensure that fannie mae and freddie mack will noting negatively impacted by these programs. san francisco will be participating in the state reserve fund so that our property owners here in san francisco are fully protected.
in the end of the day green finance sf will further cement our city's national role as a leader in reducing the adverse effectses of climate change and make it easier for property owners in our neighborhoods to make energy efficient upgrades to their homes while creating good local jobs on these local projects. we do have more work to do in rolling out the successful program and hope that you'll join me and many other city-wide in supporting our efforts to restart green finance sf in the upcoming months. lastly i want to thank the members that have been involved in this project, particularly my staff and particularly [speaker not understood], mayor lee and his staff, in particular roger kim, as well as the department of the environment, department of public finance, the commission on the environment, and all those other from our business and labor communities. colleagues, i hope to have your support. thank you. >> supervisor mar. >> i just wanted to add thank you so much to supervisor farrell and the mayor. i wanted to also point out rich chin from the san francisco department of the environment who has worked on this for
about four years with johanna pardon our [speaker not understood]. even wade was i think involved with this in the years that before, and i wanted to thank roger kim as well. but i think it's a really great program. very proud to be a co-sponsor. i think it really made clean energy more accessible to residential buildings and more san franciscans and i support this. i don't think it's a replacement for clean power sf, though, and i think in terms of environmental impact it may be relatively small, but i think we have to move with different innovative projects like this and others in our city. we also need to continue to work with the public utilities commission to honor the super majority of this board to move forward with clean power sf while still exploring other important projects like this as well, but i'm proud to be a co-sponsor of this. >> colleague, any further discussion? >> president chiu, just real quick again. thank you for reminding me to thank mr. chin from the department of the environment. he's played an integral role.