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any members of the public who wish to comment on this item. is there any additional public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> so colleagues, this hearing has now been held. we are obviously going to -- mr. rosenfeld, if you have any comments, you are welcome to. >> thank you, mr. chairman, we have no further comments. >> okay. supervisor breed? >>supervisor london breed: thank you. i just wanted to ask a question about the fire departments exclusive operating agreement. we know that there are some uncertainties and there are some challenges with the paramedics of the departments and the ability to increase our resources, staffing resources and equipment
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resources in trying to be able to maintain our exclusive operating agreement. so i was just wondering because it's not been made clear to me that there are plans to make changes. i know this chief is providing some information of what's necessary and i'm assuming we are just waiting for that or are we, do we know if we are going to make appropriate suggestions in the mayor's budget this coming fiscal year? >> thank you for the question, supervisor. so the exclusive operating agreement is essentially an agreement with the state that allows the city of san francisco's ambulance to have full jurisdiction over 80 percent of the calls and we have go other private providers in the market. it requires that we meet 80 percent of the call volume of
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medical transport. it has been brought to the mayor's attention by the chief and by others certainly, by you supervisor and others in the fire department that we are not fully meeting that 80 percent of call volume, and the mayor has asked the chief for her best recommendations about how to achieve that. as you know it is a policy decision for the city to continue with that exclusive operating agreement. both the chief and the department of emergency management have advised the mayor about certain risks that might occur if the city were to open up the system to private providers and they have made strong recommendations that the city main that --
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maintain that exclusivity. the mention that the fire department provided to the mayor that in order to provide this level of service, they believe it would cost approximately $9 million a year in addition to their current operating budget. the mayor asked that i go back and work with the fire chief, work with eem to sharpen the point on those numbers and look at what options existed in terms of either phasing that in or other options to kind of balance the cost with the goal. in terms of timing, which i think is also part of your question, we will, as with all of these things, as we move a little bit further into budget balancing project we'll know more about how much money is available and the mayor will have an opportunity to direct me and direct
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departments about what his priorities are and what he's going to be able to include in his budget. and that work tends to happen in later april or beginning of may. but it certainly is one of the things that he's paying close attention to and we are working on now to determine whether it will be something we can fund or not. >> okay. thank you. >> colleagues, any further questions, comments? okay. so can i have a motion to table this. what i will say in advance as we continue to start our budget season we'll have an updated 9-month report and i know the controllers office is working with the mayor's office to go over this item. can i get a motion to table no. 26789 . we can
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file that. any objections. we'll take that without objection. >> okay. madam clerk. do we have any further business in front of us? >> no we don't. >> thank you, we are adjourned. [ meeting is adjourned ] >> >> >>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
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environment don't think that so come in down and see how food i just about expensive eat but food for everyone and there's organizations in the city that are doing really good work making sure that healthy food it assessable to everyone. more and more as follows are are becoming interested in upper arlthd they want to joy the open green pace sea know where their food it coming from we'll look at 3 programs talking ushering agricultural and garden to new heights. so what exactly it, your honor
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agricultural >> it the growing food or flowers within city limits traditionally we've been referring to communities gardener that is a raised bed over and over upper argument has a more a farming way of farming. >> so tell me 0 what's growing in this garden. >> a really at all plant. in the one of the rare places, you know, people have access to green space 24 is one of the places to grow things like the purple floor. it is sort of recognizing that the more diversity in given space the better not to just have one thing by everything
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supported each another >> it provides the community with an opportunity to get their hands dirty and reach 0 out and congressmen with the community in ways they might have not otherwise to engage with one other. >> now the dpw urban planning program so see how the garden community. >> so i grew up on a farm in air force base we picked the foods open the trees and share with other families and as i drive around san francisco i see any trees with apples or mrumdz and lemon trees i can see the food going to waste and brought that idea back to the department many of the trees where the fruit would go to waste we
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origin or crop and pick other fruits and delivery this to food banks or shelters to people who need them. >> i'm here with nang wong hello nang. >> hello. >> i need to understand house this gleaning work. >> we come and harvest like for example, we'll come over here this is the lemon and plug it like this. >> (laughter). >> made that good, good and ease. >> the trick is how not to hurt the branches. >> like the thing. >> i'm so excited about this. the people are so passionate
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about where the food goes to the private property owners give us the food they're happy that no of a t is going to waste >> oh. thank you. thank you. again job aura natural >> (laughter). >> from backyards to back lots let's take a look at the food and community bonding at the free farm. >> my idea was to start growing food and giving it away. and getting my neighbors to who had space and having a kind of event that brings people together not to run our food program this time around but to
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share the wealth of the abundance of our welfare. we were all divorce and as part of our philosophy of working together and working together. >> what's the most rewarding aspect of volunteering for the free farm stand. >> well, we could is a generalic satisfaction but something about giving food away it's giving something i brought that in and sort it and gave it to you it's primitive to be able to give something some basically to someone else. >> now serving number to 49 come on down. >> we have the capability of producing this food and in san francisco you can grow food all year round so the idea we're
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capable of prougdz food in our own backyards we're here to demonstrate an bans of food and i think that giving it away for free we show individuals it in have to be a comedy. >> we build time together and it's the strength of any ideas of the connections we'll turn that connection and the more connections you make no mistake about it the more you can have a stronger power and not have to rely on money that's the people power. >> in this episode we've seen the urban farms and gardens provide more in fruits and
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vegetation people can have the special produce available it can be a place to give back by donating food to others and teach our children the connection to the earth and environment it's truly
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>> just a few steps away from union square is a quiet corner stone of san francisco's our community to the meridian gallery has a 20-year history of supporting visual arts. experimental music concert, and also readings. >> give us this day our daily bread at least three times a day. and lead us not into temptation to often on weekdays. [laughter] >> meridians' stands apart from the commercial galleries around union square, and it is because of their core mission, to increase social, philosophical, and spiritual change my isolated individuals and communities. >> it gives a statement, the
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idea that a significant art of any kind, in any discipline, creates change. >> it is philosophy that attracted david linger to mount a show at meridian. >> you want to feel like your work this summer that it can do some good. i felt like at meridian, it could do some good. we did not even talk about price until the day before the show. of course, meridian needs to support itself and support the community. but that was not the first consideration, so that made me very happy. >> his work is printed porcelain. he transfers images onto and spoils the surface a fragile shes of clay. each one, only one-tenth of an inch thick. >> it took about two years to get it down. i would say i lose 30% of the pieces that i made. something happens to them. they cracked, the break during the process. it is very complex. they fall apart. but it is worth it to me.
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there are photographs i took 1 hours 99 the former soviet union. these are blown up to a gigantic images. they lose resolution. i do not mind that, because my images are about the images, but they're also about the idea, which is why there is text all over the entire surface. >> marie in moved into the mansion on powell street just five years ago. its galleries are housed in one of the very rare single family residences around union square. for the 100th anniversary of the mansion, meridian hosted a series of special events, including a world premiere reading by lawrence ferlinghetti. >> the birth of an american corporate fascism, the next to last free states radio, the next-to-last independent newspaper raising hell, the
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next-to-last independent bookstore with a mind of its own, the next to last leftie looking for obama nirvana. [laughter] the first day of the wall street occupation set forth upon this continent a new revolutionary nation. [applause] >> in addition to its own programming as -- of artist talks, meridian has been a downtown host for san francisco states well-known port trees center. recent luminaries have included david meltzer, steve dixon, and jack hirsch man. >> you can black as out of the press, blog and arrest us, tear gas, mace, and shoot us, as we know very well, you will, but this time we're not turning back.
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we know you are finished. desperate, near the end. hysterical in your flabbergastlyness. amen. >> after the readings, the crowd headed to a reception upstairs by wandering through the other gallery rooms in the historic home. the third floor is not usually reserved for just parties, however. it is the stage for live performances. ♪ under the guidance of musical curators, these three, meridian has maintained a strong commitment to new music, compositions that are innovative, experimental, and sometimes challenging. sound art is an artistic and
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event that usually receives short shrift from most galleries because san francisco is musicians have responded by showing strong support for the programming. ♪ looking into meridian's future, she says she wants to keep doing the same thing that she has been doing since 1989. to enlighten and disturbed. >> i really believe that all the arts have a serious function and that it helps us find out who we are in a much wider sense than we were before we experienced that work of art. ♪
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(clapping.) first of all, let's give horn to god alleyway mighty for bringing us here today today is a historic occasion. this sermon is dedicated to the memory of doctor george davis the man that actually brought us together here today his vision
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to take our issues to the bayview he's no longer with us but we know your presence here today says a lot about his legacy and passion. i'm honored to be standing here knowing that speaker pelosi is here with us the number one advocate for children and women and seniors in the entire country of the united states is here (clapping) in spite of her tight scheduling schedule her passion is here so we're 4u7b8 and i'm honored to
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have a hitters activity and great mayor mayor ed lee is here with us today (clapping) on the stage we have mr. salazar that actually, the developer that helped us to put all those things together to make that happen washington and senator leno who is here for things we do in our county. we couldn't have gotten this done without wells fargo and every one of you know things happen because of ms. brenda wright (clapping) reverend walking is the board
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the ceo of the bayview hunters point presidio center he's not only a pastor but an activist you talk about programs and religious activities reverend walker is the go to person in our community. thank you for being here today (clapping) i see in the audience president of the la our without him a lot of great things couldn't have happened shipyard and the community outreach making sure that people have jobs mr. cobb i didn't bonding our thank you. without any further delay i'm going to, go the program willie brown couldn't have been here
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today but next on the agenda pastor please come up to say a prayer for us today and after that we have 3 great sirens they're going to lead us the 3 sirens are martin luther and katherine are going to lead us in the national black anthem. ladies and gentlemen let's start >> if all heads would be bowed we invoke god to come in. oh, god of the universe one who loves us more than that we love outdoors we thank you for this day this special occasions we've
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come together to celebrate the activity. we ask our blessings was we go forward and that everything we say and do goplegia in our sight may the words and a be acceptable in our presence we thank you now for all who are here and thank you for the occasion we're gathered here it maybe the beginning but we're on the our thank you in the name of jesus christ amen (clapping) oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
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lift ev'ry voice and sing till earth and heaven ring. ring with the harmonies of liberty; let our rejoicing rise, high as the list'ning skies, let it resound loud as the rolling sea. sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us,
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sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us; facing the rising sun of our new day begun, let us march on till victory is won. (clapping) ladies and gentlemen i'm having the privilege to introduce a
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homeboy made good he was raised in bishop in the project area he went on to be one of the preserve contractors in the bay area mr. michael by an is one of the general partners for the building of the george senior center we're proud of you, please come on stage (clapping) and well, it gives me great pleasure standing before you and sometimes 375 woodside we've been there and said what we're doing we committed ourselves 5 years ago i had women calling me saying your momma used to cut my
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hair all i can say my grandmother said we've come a a long way so we have to give him a hand our contempt and we have to pay respects to salazar who fought the obstacles and others we've done 5 hope projects and the person i'm going to introduce ms. contacting davis there's nobody, nobody i mean nobody (clapping) nobody i'm just going to say kathy come on up here
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(clapping.) thank you. let me just tell you i'm not willie brown. i was counting on him for all the jokes and fun, i have to do this now his back went out so pray for someone whose not feeling well pray inform willie brown and thank him if i had to think of one politician i have a four package his, see exactly what this it took the one person whose the chair of our fund committee is former mayor willie brown