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of an institutional setting? it matched people with mentors who already lived in the community to help them adjust and adapt to living outside an institution. >> yes, we actually use peer mentors and we also can have access to the department of public health peer mentor program for mental health advocates as well so depending on somebody's presentation and need we actually match up. >> how do people get involved in that peer mentoring. >> the social worker can make the request and the match is made and that peer usually follows you all the way from the beginning to the end and there's adjustments made if the fit isn't exactly right. they can apply to the public authority and if they are interested they can call ria and
call us at the department of health. it would be great if we can get more peer mentors we like to have a broad array of folks to have good matches. thank you for that. >> staff. yes, car la? >> thank you for the chair. thank you so much for your presentation today you might have covered these points but i didn't quite grasp them how many people from laguna honda have left laguna honda since the agreement began and were you able to meet the settlement agreement number and see what is the plan moving forward now that the agreement time has concluded? will thereby there be the same level of commitment to this program as there was previously? >> to answer your question 2598
and currently enrolled in laguna honda because we start there and as of june 1463. >> it might be that you use the term enroll. >> it meant they met the criteria and if it's rehab it's not short-term. >> uh-huh, okay. >> in terms of of the commitment to the scattered site i think you are asking specifically. we did not have a demand for the 500 units that were originally proposed. every person that requested a scattered site unit was granted one. rather than say we're going to have a threshold number to meet we're really doing it based on need and
appropriateness so there's a commitment from the city that we'll continue to provide the program. >> so 500 units. >> i think it was 270 that ended up actually being issued so far. >> any questions? >> that answered my question. thank you. >> john paul did you have a comment? >> one of the thing that kind of concerns me i heard programs for mental health and substance abuse how is the community reintegration population and the population coming out of laguna honda that will be discharged from the program how will that relate to the affordable care act especially since we have a january 1 deadline for applying? >> most of the people vast
majority are medical eligible so most enrolled in medical so they will be able to select the h.m.o. that they will participate in and they get the same notification that anyone living in the community gets to decide which way they want to go. so that's accessible regardless of whether you have medical or not. so it's a service as needed. >> is there some support because everything we hear in the press it's still very challenging to apply for these services online but certainly there's other programs by the state but is it helping people bridge this? >> laguna honda has an
eligibility unit so currently there's an eligibility unit that can actually help make sure somebody gets access to their entitlements while they are there. within the city as a whole the department has certified eligibility workers that have been designated to assist in doing applications for folks so the people that aren't connected can be hooked up with an enrollment person. >> thank you. >> councilmember zarda? >> thank you and thank you for your presentation it's very very important to the community. just to follow up on something you had mentioned rising rents that we're all experiencing in san francisco the ability to provide someone housing most likely will be
decreasing in reference to how that relates to the 500 units originally demanded in that lawsuit how do you feel the number leftover will be impacted by the rising rents. >> i think it's going to be a matter of the pace of the demand for the scattered cite and it's possible that if the demand is not suddenly going to spike that we will probably be able to accommodate despite the fact that the rents are increasing. the a arra y of selection is going to shrink as time passes that will get more challenging. i think it's early to say whether or not we're going to have to scale back but right now we've been able to accommodate to the
demand so it will definitely be something we'll keep an eye on over the year or two. so >> thank you very much. that would be great to have a follow up report to this in the coming year just because of the rent crisis i would say so thank you. >> yes. >> councilmember wong? >> about the increased rents and all this i know most of this program is more focussed on the san francisco county. with the county consider maybe going
out of the county? i know it's probably difficult but rents in san mateo, east bay may be lower but i know it's very difficult to transition a resident of san francisco over there but maybe have to explore the possibility so that people can be discharged or at least be able to live in the community. >> it's a very good point and i don't think we would not entertain that as a possibility , no resident exiting laguna has requested to leave the county the majority are the reverse they would much prefer to stay. >> all right. we'll move onto public comment on this item.
mr. shaw? >> thank you as you may know i used to work at laguna honda hospital secretary for a decade and when the justice department proposed this program i opposed it and i attended many long-term care counsel meetings excessing my frustrations with it they were ordered to cut 420 beds from laguna honda and now we're hearing that there's only 98 placements what happened to the patients and they can't get skilled nursing care anywhere between eureka and bakersfield because there's no skilled nursing for long-term care.
when i was the secret secret ary at laguna honda wrote a proposal when we wrote that proposal, short-term rehab was defined as ninety days. why was it cut to 30? could that explain why my friend was stuck in that for months? needing too much rehab because his rehab care went over 30-days? and he could have maybe been rehabbed to ninety and stayed in town and not be dumped out of county to antioc h. if thereof there have only been
so many people taking advantage of this program in a 5 year period that means it's had a miserable rate of success. to these voucher programs? i have repeat ly tried to get daas the long-term care coordinating counsel to admit where are they being diverted to? is it to board and care in town board and care out of town? i strenuous ly object to roland, wong's creative suggestion to save rent money by dumping people out of county when you do that you diss enfranchise
san franciscans from their native city why aren't you asking how many people have been dumped out of county? they won't give me the data, will they give it to you? i need to go to supervisor campos and have him hold another hearing to find out what's happening to the seniors that can't get into laguna honda. don't you care whether we're being dumped out of county? >> thank you mr. shaw any other public comment on this item. okay public comment items not on today's agenda we will limit you to one minute. strict limit. >> this is not on the previous agenda. this is on what i believe should be on one of
your future agendas that you absolutely request that decip provide you with summary level data on discharge locations and begin reporting on the number of out of county discharges. i have begged the about the period department of public health to start making laguna honda staff in the program report the discharge locations. is it board and care? is it to the street? is it out of county? this body needs to take an interest in it and quickly. >> thank you sir. >> item number 14 correspondence. there is no correspondence. >> item number 15. announcements. any
announcements? councilmember kostanian. >> i would like to answer. possibly in january i'd like to have a meeting on the census for hospital dial ysis patients. >> absolutely i'm fully aware of the staff who operate the renal center at sfgh are extremely concerned about this and should this counsel hold a hearing i'd venture to guess probably the same group of passionate dedicated citizens who showed up at david cam
pos's hearing would show up here also hoping to change the world for dial ysis patients so they don't have to start transporting to oakland to get dial ysis you need to focus on this issue you need to ask lhh why they never got around when somebody in the assembly got state law changed to permit having dial ysis centers in skilled nursing facility. >> we are out of time i'm sorry. >> this meeting is adjourned.
i'm the president of friends of mclaren park. it is one of the oldest neighborhood community park groups in san francisco. i give a lot of tours through the park. during those tours, a lot of the folks in the group will think of the park as very scary. it has a lot of hills, there's a lot of dense groves. once you get towards the center of the park you really lose your orientation. you are very much in a remote area. there are a lot of trees that shield your view from the urban
setting. you would simply see different groves that gives you a sense of freedom, of being outdoors, not being burdened by the worries of city life. john mclaren had said that golden gate park was too far away. he proposed that we have a park in the south end of the city. the campaign slogan was, people need this open space. one of the things that had to open is there were a lot of people who did a homestead here, about 25 different families. their property had to be bought up. so it took from 1928 to 1957 to buy up all the parcels of land that ended up in this 317 acres. the park, as a general rule, is heavily used in the mornings and the evenings. one of the favorite places is up by the upper reservoir because dogs get to go swim.
it's extremely popular. many fights in the city, as you know, about dogs in parks. we have 317 acres and god knows there's plenty of room for both of us. man and his best friend. early in the morning people before they go to work will walk their dogs or go on a jog themselves with their dogs. joggers love the park, there's 7 miles of hiking trails and there's off trail paths that hikers can take. all the recreational areas are heavily used on weekends. we have the group picnic area which should accommodate 200 people, tennis courts are full. it also has 3 playground areas. the ampitheater was built in 1972. it was the home of the first blues festival. given the fact that jerry garcia used to play in this
park, he was from this neighborhood, everybody knows his reputation. we thought what a great thing it would be to have an ampitheater named after jerry garcia. that is a name that has panache. it brings people from all over the bay area to the ampitheater. the calls that come in, we'd like to do a concert at the jerry garcia ampitheater and we do everything we can to accommodate them and help them because it gets people into the park. people like a lot of color and that's what they call a park. other people don't. you have to try to reconcile all those different points of view. what should a park look like and what should it have? should it be manicured, should it be nice little cobblestones around all of the paths and like that. the biggest objective of course is getting people into the park to appreciate open space. whatever that's going to take to make them happy, to get them
there, that's the main goal. if it takes a planter with flowers and stuff like that, fine. you know, so what? people need to get away from that urban rush and noise and this is a perfect place to do it. feedback is always amazement. they don't believe that it's in san francisco. we have visitors who will say, i never knew this was here and i'm a native san franciscoan. they wonder how long it's been here. when i tell them next year we'll get to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the park, equal everybody and thank you for being here to witness and a celebrate the signing of dues process for all ordinance in san francisco. and first, i'd like to commend
supervisor avalos for your work supervisor in bringing this important legislation to this body before the board and public. i want to thank all the other supervisors as a role wholly know they spent a lot of time on this to think about the changes we're macro and i especially want to give a particular things to tang and kim for oh, amendments it strengthened the ordinance itself. i also want to give a very strong thank you it the numerous agencies about public safety but the cabinet rights ease the cabinet advocates many are in the room today including the groups that xhiepsz is rights committee i had the opportunity
to hear the stories of victim who were getting tangled up with icing detainers for trying to cooperate with our police department. i'm also glad to have our police chief and he also is the first chief in the state of california to support assemblyman trust act which all of you has been signed by governor brown. thousands of our members of our limited english and immigrant community, in fact, all our commensurate's live in fear of did he portion and they've mistrusted the system. so this is a message i want to send by the signing of this ordinance and i'm speaking to
our immigrant communities that's it's safe absolutely save to call the police if you're a victim or witness to a crime. everyone knows we need to stand against s come we also retain some local flexibility to deal with violent felons and while we compromised on that aspect of it and understood how complicated that was that perhaps we had points of view on we never lost sight of getting rid of s came. so we do what i think other government's should do we found the common ground and that's why i'm proud to be signing this
ordinance. i'd like to take p the opportunity to invite supervisor avalos what it's meant to him but basing also to the rest of the city. thank you, mr. mayor. and i want to thank you for your work on this legislation. we met in early august to discuss this item and i was very impressed with how much you thought about the issue and what the city is facing and the immigrant in inform and around this country is facing with the s come system. your well, with our staff. i want to thank law enforcement as well as for your input in contrast this legislation and thank you sheriff and the police departments who helped craft
this legislation. i most of all, i didn't bring this legislation forward as the defense economy did interest i represent a district about 50 percent of usor foreign-born so some people on the street have experience with immigration that are really unfair to the contributions they're making in san francisco but the organizing that was good morning and the conversation was very, very strong and actually passing this legislation and doing the advocacy puts you tell u us at a higher level to protect immigrants. and the relationship we build between government and community will strengthen our police efforts to make us safer. and most of all, i want to thank
people like nellie who got entangled as a victim and later spent 8 months facing deportation procedures. no one should have to have fear of calling the police wondering if they're going to get deported. people should be able to come forward as witnesses or victims and this legislation helps that happen. as the mayor said no one here should have any fear again if you're immigrant call the police whether you're a victim or witness. i want to thank the colleagues. i do want to thank supervisor kim for helping to bring forward amendments we worked all agree on to move forward this legislation. everyone are regardless of our
citizenship status should have due process and it's a constitutional right and it's the fifth amendment of our constitution and we here in san francisco uphold that and we say that our values should drive our values. thank you, mr. mayor. look forward to your signing this legislation (clapping) there it is, done (clapping)