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have significant impacts on our revenue picture and we are watching those closely. in addition a big thing for us in this coming to your budget cycle is to focus on our information technology needs and that is getting our basic infrastructure up to date, planning for electronic medical records and other things such as idc 10 and others we'll have continuing focus on some of the issues that we've been looking at for the last several budgets which is getting our population health division where it needs to be, planning to open the new san francisco general hospital next year and continuing to focus on all of those network metrics that are going to be drivers for our financial performance over the coming years. much more to come. we have planned to have hearings on our
proposals for the budget at this commission in february. the budget submissions by departments goes to the mayor's office on february 23rd and we'll be continuing reporting those as the budget is introduced and heard by the board in july. i'm happy to answer any questions. >> commissioners? commissioner singer? >> as to the financial performance and planning and thought is terrific. i don't have any questions. i'm looking forward to our next diving into the real details. thank you. >> i think you are right, i know you are right. there hasn't been in recent memory where we've been asked to return something but as you
said this is the time that we need to also invest. so i think that is going to be a very important part of the budget to present and what it is we are going to invest in as part of the future and we have that opportunity to look at that. >> absolutely and that will be our focus and our effort is on not wasting the opportunity to do some longer term planning for the rainy day. >> right. thank you. >> was there any public comment? >> no public comment. >> all right. we can move on to our next item. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> item 10 is other business, commissioners. >> commissioners, this is an opportunity to present any other business that you would like to present for us at this point.
if not we can move to next item. >> item 11, joint conference committee report. >> laguna honda joint commission meeting on the ninth during open session it was a short meeting. we approved the minutes and went to closed session where the committee approved the credential reports in the p i report and the laguna safety plan and the medical q i report. >> thank you, any questions? if not, we can go to the next item. >> item 12 is community agenda setting. commissioners note the date for the meeting in the mission is may 19th. i will get back to you next week. i'm going to visit the
site tomorrow. i just wanted to give you that heads up. >> thank you, we also listed in the calendar, the planning commission that we'll be having. >> yes, sir, if my memory is correct. >> just a reminder. okay. our next item. >> we are at closed session. >> okay. so a motion. first there are no comments from anybody on the closed session. >> no public comment request. >> so we are prepared to vote on whether to have a closed session. a motion? >> so moved. >> all in favor say, "aye". >> aye. >> any opposed? . we will go into closed session and excuse those who are not in the closed session. so a final vote. >> i think you are good to go, commissioners. >> okay. commissioners, a motion whether to disclose or not
disclose the discussions in the closed session. >> not to disclose our findings in the closed session. >> all in favor say, "aye". >> aye. >> any opposed? we will not disclose the closed session. >> there being no further business, an adjournment is in order. >> motion. >> second. >> all in favor say, "aye". >> aye. >> any opposed? >> this meeting is now in closed session and adjourned. [ meeting is adjourned so many many thanks go
out to many of our sponsors. she shared our streetscape. big cheer for manuela. thank you. people are out and enjoying it. i see kids enjoying it. it's wonderful. thanks to all the volunteers and especially our mayor ed lee and thanks to all, i really appreciate all of your sponsor ship to make this happen. in addition to this pop up pedestrian plaza we are calling it, we are also featuring every night at 5:00 a fabulous light show at the macy's store. it's on a loop every night for the next month. it's designed by the google doodle
folks. the ones that bring you the google doodle. jack frost is taking you through a tour of san francisco. so please enjoy it tonight or come back and enjoy it every night here after. and we also have off the grid here as you can see. they will be here throughout the month. so come and enjoy bites. for a full list, go to our website. it's now my distinct pleasure to introduce our mayor ed lee with the city and county of san francisco. about a month ago we went to your office to ask you to bring relief to the merchants who have dealt with so much construction. we are grateful. mayor edwin m. lee: thank you for all of your great work at the bid
as well. happy holidays! before it rains, i want to make sure you know this, i told you the world series will end the drought. so it's happening. congratulations, everyone. welcome to our pedestrian pop up place right here at union square. i want to begin by saying thank you to the union square merchants, the bid for working so closely with us but a very special thanks to manuela king whose vision and idea here really sparked this and you spent countless volunteer hours just visualizing how this could happen. i'm going to say just a special thank you because it's people like you in this business that really care about what happens down here, what happens with our shops and will is -- also the experience
that people should have as they shop here during the holidays. we have one of the most important transportation projects in the city's history and certainly in this modern history and this is our subway. i know all of you here have had a high level of tolerance when you have seen these gigantic cranes and hammers and that high degree of tolerance has been because they support the ultimate aim of the central subway project. it is our city's future, but also, in spite of that high tolerance as well, there has been some economic impact to greater degree on many of the small businesses but all businesses around union square. so, instead of just
saying sorry, sorry, sorry, i think the central subway team and bid and all of our partners that karen just named by seven by seven and grants for the arts as well as others came together and said, why don't we meet up with this challenge. why don't we do something about it. so of course a moratorium, do you hear any pounding? no. this should be sleighs and kids and coins, you know. that's the sound that we want to hear during these holidays is people having fun, listening to each other, greet each other, give each other warm holiday welcomes right here in union square. the moratorium is in effect for the next month. it is a pause. it's been buttoned up. this
is a time where we should be celebrating each other and uniting during these holidays with our families and our friends. part of this was to do that to announce the pause and the moratorium on this, the other was to create to kind of use this creative space that manuela had so dearly spent so much time visiting and i spent some time here last week and i was jumping up and down and we spent some serious dollars in our local stores. but we wanted to enjoy it ourselves before we announced it to get a feel for this. it's incredible with the lighting here and the open space. i think all of the stores recognized there was some ilo -- love to be paid back with the construction. hopefully this
is the part of it. the other part is that to really in vigor this entire city of ours with the enthusiastic initiative that we launched last week, shop and dine in the 49. that's why i got started early because i wanted to start to spend some money for my family and eating here. we are doing this because of the construction impact and another thing is to honor the stores and local businesses in san francisco. this is where you should spend that money, this is where that money will come back at you in return with a lot of jobs and local residents with having those jobs and people being happy to make some extra bucks to afford this big ve expensive city. i'm going to be building a lot more
and a lot of the affordability agenda is reflected in this transportation project. transportation is affordable in this city. it allows people in an affordable way to get around this entire city. so does more housing, so does parks and open space and so does working together with all of our small businesses and local businesses to ensure they have the economic foundation to pay the higher salaries that we are asking them and now legally requiring them to do within the next 3 years. with all of that i wanted to say with a great great deep thanks to all of the partners at the bid, the central subway team, the sf mta, our police department that is here to continue to have a high level of safety for everyone. to my friends at dpw who i asked to pick up
the extra trash cans here because people were having a lot of fun and didn't know where to put the the trash. we know where to put the trash. dpw, ed, muhammad. these holidays and what we are creating here is very significant for san francisco. people are coming from all over the world over the holidays as well as from chinatown, north beach, from taravel and sunset to have good reasons to be here. have a safe successful warm holidays. remember, rain is good. it's about prosperity to everyone, it's about world series too and to say again, whenever you come to this place, i just wanted you to know that the people who created this space had in mind to bring lots more people together and thank and
support all of our local businesses here in union square. we meet challenges, not with sad stories. in san francisco, just as they did 100 years ago when they did the panama pacific world fair exposition. we celebrate by meeting these challenges by innovation. is this park innovation? you got to say yes, it is. this spirit which i think will dominate all of our holidays. thank you. have a great holiday. thank you, everybody, for working together. [ applause ] >> as i have often said, two eds are better than one. here is the other ed working very hard. today we were together at the new improved san francisco mta's traffic management center where we are trying to decongest our city and we are
doing better and better with it as we get more data flowing through the city. ed reiskin and the head of the central subway project. [ applause ] >> thank you, mr. mayor. happy holidays! as the mayor said, first of all we are so delighted to be able to be a part of this. for anyone standing here just a few weeks ago, that stockton street could look this way is so unimaginable. central subway is such an incredible project for our city, for union square, a tremendous benefit it will bring but mainly the whole city, but we get there is disruption that doing a project of this magnitude is going to create with this city with such vibrancy. what the union square president said, we understand the pain is worth the gain, but we get
nonetheless that there is pain. we are very grateful for the partnership that we have with the union square bid and karen and her board and her staff. they do a great job in advocating for the needs of union square, making sure we are doing what we need to do to make the project as least disruptive as we can and about assured that she is quick to hold us to account anytime we are not. we'll continue to do that but this opportunity that the holiday moratorium presented with us to transform stockton street, not just back to how it was, but i would argue better than it was during this holiday period to really attract and invite people to come down here toen jo i -- enjoy the holidays with their family and friends and spend money and be very happy to be a part of.
we will continue to support the businesses of san francisco. they are a lot of what brings the character of san francisco to our great city . in the transportation we want to do everything we can do and more with the mayor's direction to make sure people can get around with ease and safely. this year we are bringing the mission garages and put our transit only lanes around market and third so you can get to and from union square more easily and we have flywheel with all of our taxis and generally working for those who want to shop and dine. i do 100 percent of of my shopping and
dining here in san francisco. the last thing i will say is we want this holiday season to be a safe one. last year in december, we had a lot of people lose their lives just trying to get around the city of san francisco. the city has embraced a concept vision zero to achieve zero fatalities in the city. as we are out and about enjoying our great city and shopping and dining with the great businesses in san francisco, i encourage everyone to be safe. everybody, take your time and put your electronic devices down and particularly when you are behind the wheel so we can all enjoy this great season. i would like to acknowledge john and his team who worked
really hard with karen and her team. every time he would show me the rendering of this, he was giddy with excited as a school kid as exciting as those pile drivers that the mayor talked about which is an opportunity for us to transform such as important part of our city with great space. it's really a wonderful opportunity. we are grateful for it. i want to encourage everyone to keep coming out and keep spending your money and have a great holiday season. thank you. [ applause ] >> so, thank you again and so much and to your team, really for believing in us and buttoning up our streets in the last couple of weeks and presenting the wintering walk and and mayor lee, thank you again for being here this evening for your kind words
and for your support for this project. we really appreciate that. to all of our sponsors, thank you for your support and thank you for coming and with that we invite you to enjoy the rest of the season. we have food trucks. please enjoy the different options and please enjoy the lights here and if you join us at the hotel, that will begin in a short time. have a great holiday season. >> >>
>> hi. welcome to san francisco. stay safe and exploring how you can stay in your home safely after an earthquake. let's look at common earthquake myths. >> we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. we have 3 guest today. we have david constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that
dogs are aware of an impending earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of small vibrations. but yes, i read extensively that dogs cannot realize earthquakes. >> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the weather in a daily or weekly cycle. there is no relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth.
>> how about time of day? >> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were lucky and when they don't. it's terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have one. >> how about the ground swallowing people into the ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it bumps up and you get a ground fracture but it's not something that opens up and sucks you up
into haddes. >> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of damage, but this myth that california is going to the ocean is not real. >> southern california is moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the million year cycle, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy challenge. are the smaller ones less stress?
>> yes. the amount released in small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco. >> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design.
>> i have heard about this thing called the triangle of life and up you are supposed to go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ? >> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if you are in school, same thing, kitchen same thing. if you happen to be in your bed, and you rollover your bed, it's not a bad place to be. >> the reality is when we have a major earthquake the ground shaking so pronounced that you are not going to be able to get up and go anywhere. you are pretty much staying where you are when that earthquake hits. you are not going to be able to stand up and run with gravity. >> you want to get under the door frame but you are not moving to great distances.
>> where can i buy a richter scale? >> mr. richter is selling it. we are going to put a plug in for cold hardware. they are not available. it's a rather complex. >> in fact we don't even use the richter scale anymore. we use a moment magnitude. the richter scale was early technology. >> probably a myth that i hear most often is my building is just fine in the loma prieta earthquake so everything is fine. is that true ? >> loma prieta was different. the ground acceleration here was quite moderate and the duration was moderate. so anyone that believes they
survived a big earthquake and their building has been tested is sadly mistaken. >> we are planning for the bigger earthquake closer to san francisco and a fault totally independent. >> much stronger than the loma prieta earthquake. >> so people who were here in '89 they should say 3 times as strong and twice as long and that will give them more of an occasion of the earthquake we would have. 10 percent isn't really the threshold of damage. when you triple it you cross that line. it's much more damage in earthquake. >> i want to thank you, harvey, thanks pat for .