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off your electronic devices as they teend interfere with the equipment in the room and can we please rise for the pledge of allegiance? >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> i would like tacall roll call. >> thank you inspector. >> president loftus here. vice president turman is excued. commissioner marshall, here. commissioner dajesus ask
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excused. commissioner [inaudible] is in route-you have a quorum also with us tonight is cheer of police cheer suhr and joyce hicks >> welcome to the august 5th police commission meeting. for those watching at home the view from up here is something, we vapacked house tonight. beautiful faces that have been here for much of the summer. california law enforcement suffered a tairl loss last week at the hay word police department and ask my colleagues to adjourn the meeting in memory of [inaudible] please call the first line item. >> item one, jenual public comment. the public is welcome to klaess the commission regarding itemsthality that
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are not on the agenda. speakers shall address remarks as a whole and not individual commissioners or department or occ personnel. during public comment neither police or occ personnel nor commissioners are required to respond to questions but may provide a brief response. commissioners and occ personnel should rerain from entering into any debates or discussion with speakers during public comment. >> this is general public comment so anyone have public comment on anything that isn't on the agenda tonight? good evening and welcome. >> [inaudible] we had to prepare video on how this can effect communities and the future leading to the hypothetical and potential
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[inaudible] [music] thank you.
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>> thank you for that work. welcome >> my name is diaunt a and from community engagement [inaudible] what we did this summer is work would the kids own community events and we took them to field trips and what we did this summer, we engaged with our community by making bumper stickers and pens and stickers and we-with hash tags and [inaudible] on them. we vaanimation video to show. we have a animation video to show. >> community engagement team, our goal get people to
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[inaudible] youth live in differently. fillmore, western addition, bay view, mission, tenderloin and all other san francisco communities. living in communities filled with vivns poverty discrimination low income families gentrification and differences. the question, how do too get people to view the communities differently? step one, engage with community. volunteer at schools community centers parks [inaudible] step 2, giver back financially physically and financially. [inaudible] step 3, [inaudible] through social media outlets using hash tags, twitter instugram, [inaudible] hash tag western addition, hash tag our community matters, hash tag be the change in your communityx hash tag fillmore. you can do this. [inaudible]
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visit www.[inaudible] for more information and follow on facebook. magic zone. >> thank you >> thank you! is there any other general public comment on something not on the agenda tonight? okay, call the next line item >> item fwopressionentation from 234 community safety inturns discussion. >> so, welcome, i see shareal davis quhing to the podium. this is a presentation from the community safety inturns who have been here for many of the meetings regarding the questions we ask them to think about and help thunk through on recommendation for rescrutment of communities of color and trust between all of san franciscos communities and how to continue to talk about law
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enforcement in a way that all of the neighborhoods in the city see themselves in the department so we have some real extraordinary young people that give recommendation squz finds squgz talk 33 the process. i don't know if you want to say anything about this before they begin? >> i want them to get started. >> before you have a couple folders which have in the pink folder there is a sheet like this which is a rough kraft draft of a report of the work that has been done, the young people and activities. all and all there 7 cohorts that work would the community safety this summer, 3 from hope sf and in partnership with theo miller and this was a internship about skill development and about really preparing people to think about going into project pull or future grads and creating this pipeline where we
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sometimes don't see young people from had communities most at risk if violence and poverty and crime. this is focused on how to build better relationshipwise the police department so i do want to thank president loftus and chief suhr for being willing to engage and move if t it forward and the partnership. we were just talking and this is by far the best summer we had with young people, this age and the work they put out is amazing and like anything that you would probably pay something to do so excited for that. i wanted to share stats with you. we did surveys in regards to how many of them would consider law enforcement as a career and we did that at the beginning we had about 66 percent of them said absolutely not and would never consider being in law
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enforcement and now we have 20 percent of them saying absolutely not so there was a shift and some have become recrurts. they are not thinking about it personally but recommendobe other people. we also had 100 percent say they now see law enforcement differently than when they first started the program and the other one i want ed to share is, did your opinions about law enforcement change and 89 percent said their perception and ideas about law enforcement changed so i think this is the beginning of having conversations how to have better partnership. they created amazing product squz the report givers a smap shot of what they worked on. i did want to invide theo miller up because he did a lot of recruitment. thank you for
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this opportunity and you are in for a amazing surprise tonight >> thank you mrs. davis >> i'm the director of hope sf which represents 4 neighbors, hunters view, potrero hill, sunny dale [inaudible] privilege tooz be here on behalf of the mayor. i love this young peep lt and want to thank you cheer suhr. we started this with the communities were experiencing too much violence and wanted the young people to be mart of the solution and wanted to think of career path ways for these brilliant young people t. is my privilege to find 40 or so of the best and brightest people and without further ado i'll bring up morken. we took a cohort model because young people learn well in teamsism we know the young men and women
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work well together but sometimes better separately. first morgan tucker who is the team lead for the females will come up. thank you >> thank you theo. i will sometimes take pictures of you guy. welcome morgan >> my name is morgan tuck er and fts the cohort lead for the female group of girl and throughout the summer we worked on a project to benefit the community relationship between theplice z people in the community so we came up with different ideas using social media like a app or instugram and face book to look and see what we can do to help bring more peep people in and would like to introduce my girls to come up. >> thank you for coming, my name is [inaudible] this is my cohort that consists of melody,
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[inaudible] today we would like to talk about the recommendation my cohort and i came windup to help better the relationship between the community and san francisco police department. we believe that in order to better this relationship we need to be able to share stories and get opinions that involve the events and actions in the community and i would like to have [inaudible] come up and explain how. >> thank you. welcome >> my name is aleana [inaudible] i created a app to -for police to keep up with the people in the community by giving them a safe place to connect anonymously about issues we are facing in our communities. this app will hopefully improve connection between the police and communities they serve. the
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app also have a unspoken voices column for families who face tragdied and would like to address the problems; next i would like to bring up [inaudible] appleton to introduce the [inaudible] >> thank you aleana. >> good afternoon. my name is mellied [inaudible] what i came up with is a instugram page for the sfpd to connect more with their communities. we thought as a group a way to connect to the communities is interact with them and we felt like an instugram page is a good way to interact with them by hosting commune tazty events and have them more often so if you want
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a sports day we recommend you can do them twice a month so the community can see you are consistent in what you doing and trying to create a bond. that is what the instagram page is about >> what is the name of the account? >> sfpd gives back. >> i followed it i did want know it was y'all. that is good, i was glad. there are great pictures on it. >> if you want the instagram ask me because i got it. >> chief suhr will ask for that later. >> at first people were not following the instagram page until i fallowed a bunch of famous people and got more followers. i posted a picture of a police officer, part of the sfpd and already got a
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comment saying how they feel safe being here, but i don't comment back because i'm not a real officer, you know, but think it will be helpful. >> got it, thanks melody. >> good evening everyone, my name is [inaudible] for our third recommendation was a face book page. face book is not only a place where people socialize with friends and families but it is great space to connect with officers in the community. it gives residence a chance to post special and positive moments they captured interacting with officers and it gives them a chance to--face book is also a place where it helps bring awareness to current and future events which will not only help residence feel security, it will also
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give them a chance for interacting with the officers. it will give people a chance to be open minded by cooperating or working with or socializing with police officers in the community while also creating a chance of bonding. already with the facebook page being like said red by over 100 people we have a feeling it will not only help change the perception of officers in the sfpd but officers all over the world. lastly, the facebook page gives a opportunity for communities to voice their opinion on a broader level giving more details for feedback and other comments that they have with the work the sfpd is doing in their community. thank you. >> thank you.
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>> hi. there is a skit to show how the app works qu how it can be used in different ways. this is called [inaudible] >> do you want to explain the moony thing? >> they had a accident and didn't know how to pronounce muni, so they said moony. >> when they hear moony they mean muni? >> ya. >> gregs a quite young man gets robbed on moony. [inaudible] the police capture the 3 teens but they are released the same week due to lack of witnesses. greg requests a [inaudible] his
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friends tell him about a app he can use to give anonymous [inaudible] greg downlouds the app and once he sees how it is set up he tells the police what happened and he has proof from moony. >> hi, my name is [inaudible] i also created a skit to show another way you can use the app. the video don't have sound so you have to read the words and watch closely. >> [music]
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>> [applause] >> welcome. >> hello, my name is [inaudible] we ran around the community asking questions. the first question we asked is how do you feel about the connection between the community and police department. the answer i got back [inaudible] stay away from the police because they were the bad people but as i grew up
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i know they were not so bad. the second question we asked is what are your thoughts about sfpd in general and the answer i got back-she is also part of the sfpd. i love being a part of the sfpd, there are so many good things we can do like helping people. [inaudible] ability to make connections some people don't have. i like going to different communities, meeting and talking to new people and seeing what i can do for them. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> the next cohort coming up is the recruitment group and want to acknowledge [inaudible] worked a little with the groups oen their video and they will show a snippet and share the
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link later. [inaudible] do you want to come up? >> hello everybody. this is a initiative to transform--sorry. my name is jerry johnson and my group came with a short film sla and documentary. we realize if there isn't a grood
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relaceship between the recruiters and recruited the compan won't work. we found out interviewing a bunch of people throughout the communities and here are a couple of their opinions and after this we'll give our opinions on how you can better recruit people or help the recruitment process go more smoothly. >> [inaudible] [unable to hear video]
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>> do you feel like police protects you? >> i think that is their goal, but no. i think that was [inaudible] but in the different communities that really need people to actually be there for them they don't have that. [singing] >> i say yes and no because yes, you [inaudible] you might hate me because i'm black or something. [inaudible] i know that is not true for all. >> how have your experiences been with police? >> [inaudible] bad experiences with the police. getting
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pulled over and not being explained what i'm pulled over for. [inaudible] >> i was in a interrogation room and that is it. [inaudible] >> what are wrour thoughts on diversity on the police department? >> [inaudible] being able to experience it and being a officer in that environment where [inaudible] i can talk to them better about it because i have seen it done. >> i want to see more african american people who came from [inaudible] change because they
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talk about the police and [inaudible] >> would you join the police department? >> [inaudible] i think about it sometimes. i sure would because the retirement is [inaudible] [laughing]. >> [inaudible] if that is what they want to do, let them do it. >> [inaudible] they never called me back so i gave up on that. >> what could we do to get people like you in the force? >> [inaudible] respond to
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something [inaudible] they can come out and impact day to day and you get to know them outside of just [inaudible] it creates a relationship beyond [inaudible]. >> we got to have a better relationship and have more programs going on. [inaudible] like boys and girls club in the ymca talking about the youth and let them know they are on their side and they can be trusted. >> more involve would the community. i feel [inaudible] they try to give police officers to come around and [inaudible] community involvement is a big thing.
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>> [inaudible] to the community and try to encourage people to pursue a career in law enforcement. >> thanks for watching, hope you take this information into consideration to make law enforcement even more diverse. >> [applause] >> hello. >> welcome >> my name is [inaudible] and my recommendation to help make people in the sf communities
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more safer is to have young youth and young teens between the grades of k-12 go to different police stations arounds the city. at least one or two a month to get a feel of how the police community is. >> thank you mob nob >> my name is [inaudible] and my recommendation is to have local police officers coach local teams to get more acquainted >> thanks >> my recommendation for the police to have better [inaudible] is for the police to go into the local youth centers or where they have community meetings ask people sit down and talk to them and get a good idea what is like to join the police force.
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>> my name is angle and my recommendation is to do at least one bbq every other month. >> angel, i think we all agree as long as we are all invited >> [inaudible] my recommend is to use social media to make the police more positive word. >> thank you stefon. >> hi, my name is [inaudible] my recommendation for the police department is have a little and big brother mentorship program. >> thank you. >> hi, my name is tray von and my recommendation is to see more police officers doing community service whether that starts with [inaudible] because that is what i work on and [inaudible] i figured that is one of the best ways.
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>> thank you travon. >> mike [inaudible]. mine is follow windup qualified candidates and thank you for watching and hope you take all this into consideration of what me and my colleagues said. >> thanks mike. >> thank you jerry. >> thank you jerry and your cohort. thank you gentlemen. mr. wilson you are up and your crew. >> good evening, hope everything is good and thank you for taking into consideration all the projjects before us. my group is working on a documentary and took [inaudible] wanted to do police
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and community relations so we created the same thung, a documentary. it is a little lenty, there are 2 sides, one side is giving the police officers constructive s criticism and the other is what the community can do. >> how long is it? >> like 13 minutes, is that okay? >> ya. greg suhr, doesn't have anywhere to be. >> hello. my name is [inaudible] i'm part of [inaudible] and in the beginning of the summer we were present would the topic of police officers and the community and how the relationship recollect there was a lot of tension and hatred, so we thought of ways to improve this between the community and police officers. we went to different districts in san francisco, fillmore, bay view, richmond district and
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while doing that we interviewed pipeal of all age groups and different races. >> sorry, i lost where i was. i guess that is pretty much. we did a bunch of interviews and you will hear lots of good advice the people will tell you about and police officers that feel accepting to the criticism so hope you enjoy the video. >> thank you. >> [unable to hear video]. >> before we started the project our cohort wanted to create a documentary on a issue not a is prevalent in san
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francisco and the united states. the negative tension that occurs between police department and communities we entered several different neighborhoods around san francisco and spoke with [inaudible] our objectives is find positive and negative [inaudible] when we asked them what the first thing that comes to mind when they hear the word police, here are their reactions. >> [inaudible] they don't like black people sometimes and [inaudible] >> i hear police and the first thing that comes to mind is stress. >> [inaudible] a little bit of
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safety. tension. [inaudible] somebody getting shot. >> we can see there are all most positive thoughts when people hear the word police and that shouldn't be the case. in order to solve the problem we need to dig deeper. we want on to ask people what police officers are doing poorly in the neighborhoods and what can they do to improve on. >> [inaudible] they judge. >> improve on their word, they can improve on [inaudible] >> there should be a way to communicate. >> instead of doing more problem solving and [inaudible] >> i don't know who i would go
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to. [inaudible] >> i feel they are unequipted to bond to communities and don't understand. >> [inaudible] >> police officers frole the neighborhood a majority of people relate to people in the neighborhoods. we felt more
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people would be open to [inaudible] bridge the gap between police officers and people in the community. >> [inaudible] >> we need somebody to work with us and not be against us. >> we need police officers who are trained to use their weapon. [inaudible]
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>> active effort to engage in the community. [inaudible] >> every police officer should come outside and [inaudible] at least get a feel of it. >> people want to do something to help. people don't want police to come in and swoop in and try to save the day. >> [inaudible] makes it more
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difficult [inaudible] >> as the bad guy which they hate. [inaudible] every room they walk into [inaudible] there are the police like i don't want to be around [inaudible] >> i think the person to talk to believe [inaudible] on foot rather than in the squad cars the community relationship improves between police officers and locals. >> [inaudible] >> before we started doing it [inaudible] they got to know us
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as people versus just the uniform. it made a huge influence on the people [inaudible] >> we can walk for a hour at a time and you are just out talking to regular joe blow citizen >> another issue that needs to be resolved is who we choose to be police officers. >> people woo choose to be police officers are background in the military and so on and i think to a extents one of the challenges we are facing is it hard to transition from the [inaudible] >> if you take a young police officers that for example has been in the military for 3 or 4 years fighting for their life and in iraq and they choose to become a police officers you need to acknowledge the last 4 years of their life their reaction to danger is use their weapon >> however thrrks is one issue
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community and police officers think need to be improved >> if we do a better job training the officers than issues about profiling and so forth we believe will [inaudible] >> military training that they get, the first thing they are told is if you show up in all your gear you are already escalating the situation and guaranteed a violent outcome and don't think that is [inaudible] >> it is about teaching the officers that you are reacting to [inaudible] the activ ity and not the color of the individuals skins >> however it isn't just the police officers that need improvement, the community needs to do their part as well. people said they need to start changing their sevls in order to see change in the community. in order for san francisco to change lets have police and communities work together. >> [inaudible] >> we do need a lot of
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education, but at the same time the community needs a lot of education. >> selling drugs, [inaudible] we have a red zone and [inaudible] nobody respects the children. >> we as individual citizens [inaudible] >> nobody cares. >> we need to give our kids and young people [inaudible] we need to get them to understand [inaudible] >> as a community this is something i like to tell everybody, we got to come together to work things out. just because now there is a huge divide between the police and communities.
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>> i think we start at a very young age teaching kids how to handle problems. we all have problems [inaudible] but it is the way you interact. sit down talk about it. don't necessarily go get a gun and shoot somebody. that won't solve anything, it just creates a continuous circle. >> [inaudible] >> community relations and relationship with the police, about the time we see them as outsiders [inaudible] we need to hold them accountable as well as hold ourselves accountable as far as what is going oon in the [inaudible] it doesn't [inaudible] abuse their power. [inaudible] >> they look like a suspect and approach them and look like they are reaching [inaudible]
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understand this is [inaudible] not necessarily a murderer trying to kill a black person, it is both ways. >> it is a really difficult shot. right now i think the job isn't necessarily meeting the expectations that society [inaudible] >> i used to do [inaudible] >> [inaudible] in the communities talk about [inaudible] >> don't be afraid to talk or ask questions. we are human [inaudible] >> i think just say hi, how are you doing, you will bridge that gap. >> there is only so many of us and can't have eyes on everything that goes on the
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city. >> [inaudible] we p you can't accept criticism from the public then we are in the wrong business because sometimes we deserve criticism. >> [inaudible] start at a young age the idea that police are all bad people with hopefully deminsh. >> [inaudible] it never like-i got to know the police officer [inaudible] >> this guy ain't doing it for the camera, he is helping out all the time. >> [inaudible] closer to them so when issues arise that may be problematic we have a better relationship established already so we get better communication. >> [inaudible] >> we have a number of other programs [inaudible]
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>> as a african american who grew up [inaudible] the reason i got into the job is because [inaudible] i still can't remember his name helped me out. [inaudible] out doing what kids do, breaking windows and stuff like that and [inaudible] you can't keep doing what you doing. i always [inaudible] >> there is a lot of work to deeinate only in san francisco but the united states as well when it comes to community and police relationsism hopefully as san franciscans we can come together with this change.
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>> i [inaudible] known for a lot of [inaudible] i love our community to see we are friends and [inaudible] building better relationships in communities of color and the police. i think any city can do it, we can. [music] >> [applause] >> how are you doing? [inaudible] my name is leroy [inaudible] a few of my colleagues and i came up with associations with the community [inaudible] one of suggestions that parent come together with policeman and they trade ideas
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how they can help their kids get up off the streets. >> thank you, leroy. >> hi, how you doing? my name is rickey johnson and i recommend the police to have more big brother and little brother program and big sister and little sister program for the community. >> thank you, rickey. >> my name is [inaudible] and my recommendation is take classes on how to be a more [inaudible] be respectful to one another as well as learning general respect. everyone should be respected as a individual but no one should be [inaudible] >> thank you, zang. >> hi, my name is novel. one of the recommendations that i have is to have police officers should commit to a certain amount of community service hours. >> thank you novel.
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>> hi, michael [inaudible] i recommend more police officers parole foot. >> thank you, michael. >> good evening ladies and gentlemen . my name is [inaudible] my suggestion is that [inaudible] for the police officer s and the community. thank you >> thank you [inaudible] >> my name is con rad lee and for my recommendation is for more police officers to approach us in a more passive manner. >> thank you conrad. >> hello i'm daniel. just to wrap everything up we want to thank you for watching the video and hope you take everything into consideration that we worked on and that engagement and communication is a key to best relations so
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thank you very much and have a great evening. >> thank you, daniel. >> [applause] >> that was the final group to present tonight. again, tremendous grat frud the opportunities to work with you all this summer and just in that short time frame of 8 weeks you can see they were hard at work. i do want to give a shout to commander sullivan and commander manx. commander ocell vun is amazing helping organize the visits and the visit to the academy and tactical and the department made a huge impact just going to the crime scene unit at 850. understanding it is more than just the officers in the car and getting the connections and getting to knew folks first hands maigs a difference. i want to thank president loftus
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and chief suhr and also want to acknowledge paul hendertion. he had a cohort that did work around prop 47 and have 1 thousand followers on the social media, so you need to step it up a bit. i would like to ask the commission to gave round of applause to these young people, they did an amazing job. i will let mr. miller [inaudible] >> thank you so much. bl dave us, i know the challenges facing the communities are not solved over night. i want to thank cheer shirr z commander osullivan. we had a middle school group of young man. commander osul vun thank you so murch. we thank you the partnership of inpolice department to pry to make the communities safer so thank you
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all very much. >> this is just-all in all we had close to 70 or more than 70 and that is a picture book to share and take a look at the folks participating and don't know if mr. hendserson wanted to say anything. >> since i vamicrophone. i just want to congratulate the kids. it is great we are hear list toong this but want to congratulate them because i know how hard they worked all summer. i remember summers, it wasn't necessarily what i wanted to do is do work and to be this focused all throughout the summer and come consistently to work with us adults on something i think is important and something they think is important and that is reflected in the idea s we see today, it is a a big deal. i want to thank the kids on the work they did and supporting us
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and i loved they had thousands of followers already on social media. hopefully we are friends with everybody and facebook friends and hang out. i think the ideas we got here are really powerful and impactful and will change what public safety looks like for the city and communities that they live in, so thank you all so much and the kids. >> thank you, mr. henderson. >> i want to open up to my fellow commissioners to ask questions or share thoughts. before i do that i want to thank cheer sure for his leadership, commander osullivan and commander [inaudible] officer jason johnson, shareal davis [inaudible] this literally was such a family affair and theo, in particular the kids that you brought to
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us, the recruitment efforts you did and the way you thought to give had kids the opportunity and the courage it takes. not everything police department in american will welcome youth most ravages with violence and say can you give ideas how we can do better so i'm very grateful for the courage it takes to ask that question and listen to the results and they have been stunning and know my colleagues probably want to say something or ask questions along those lines. >> doctor joe. >> so, i want to thank all the young people for getting involved and the one thing i don't like is when-this gives you a chance to see the other side, you know? malcome x once
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said find out for yourself. when you get involve jd find out for yourself you can make informed decision squz this process is giving you information and allot of folks get into trouble because of misinformation or lack of information so now you know more than before and that is great. i assume it will influence your thoughts and actions and then you will be able to tell somebody else something when they say something because they dopet don't have the information you have, but you got to get involved to do that and that is why i'm proud of you. the process of this tooks you to the next level because that is the process it took me to so congratulations for getting in there and finding out for yourself. >> [inaudible] >> i want to thank the groups. it is fun meeting with you before the commission meetings
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and you all learn one thf first lessens why the police officers we want to recruit. you want to help others. the ability and desire to help others is what i see come out of the group. great videos and good to hear what the people are saying. i made this invitations, people have been by the law firm and want to encourage you to become a lawyer so if you want to become a lawyer come to my law firm and i'll introduce you to lawyers. there is a lot of competition. >> commissioner hwang >> i'm so impress would the product you put on today. i have been on this commission about the year and shared with the chief, every week we have folks come here and point the
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finger and point blame and this is a group that dug deep and looked for constructive criticism and [inaudible] what is going through the back of my head is what is the next step? i think what you have done is kbround breaking for our entire country. this is a problem facing the entire nation so what can we do to take your recommendations and move it to the next step because don't know if anyone is talking about this stuff now in the same way you talk about the issue so really commend you for the important work you have done and moved by the stuff you put together. >> can i say to that-chief suhr i will reach out to roena orrisa to see about meeting you because i said specifically to the young ladies if they do a good job and impress the commission there is a look how
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to keep this going through school year jz move on the recommendations, the bbq and [inaudible] young people to help ororganize and get the right people in the move so hopefully this doesn't die in committee but move forward. >> shirly stold my thunder so i would say the old saying is the first outf of the jar is hardest >> is that a saying? has anyone heard that? >> if it isn't than are made it up. i'm so impressed how smart and talented this group is in putting together what you put together in the time. i see old friends in the room. one och the offers i make to all
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young people that finish a summers work is anyone that apply for a job now anywhere you want and want a chance and want a reference from the chief of police, i will give you one. and i'm accountable to that. i'm not saying it will get you the job, but it shouldn't hurt. but for sure i have written down and taken a ton of notes, we would love to keep this going and take it city wide, so one of the things that is suggested by other groupicize to have ambassadors around the city that already have [inaudible] i would love to commission this group as ambassadors to convene the forums and get the bbq and community engagement going on all around town and use you as point paired with cops so that
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again, we can just do the whole friends thing and get better connections. i tell you, really impressive and thank you and to president loftus and chairal and theoand everybody es, better than anybody would have imagined and we were hoping for a lot so, great. >> thank you, chief. >> i just wanted to thank you for doing what you are doing. one of the things that one of the recommendation i heard was being a big brother, big sister concept, but beyond the police department, you need to support each other and you need to insure this is just the beginning of a real long relationship because by supporting each other, you are going to insure no one is going to tell you you cannot do this. and, i really encourage
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especially the young women to think about a profession in the police force. so, congratulations and look forward to seeing you one day here. >> my last comment, i was hoping to put michael car the new director of work force development on the spot. chief suhr maybe we can work with him on the ambassador program and the notion that young people are ambassadors in the community and taking the knowledge they learned this summer to recruit or make people aware of both sides of the badge. >> great idea but you will have to be on the spot. >> the chief feels strongly it isn't a badge, it is a star so that is a cultural exchange moment. he corrected me infront of hundreds of people.
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>> it is muni not moony. >> i am totally saying moony from now on. >> so, is the last thing we'll wrap it up, i just want to say when we started talking about the program because when the chief said throw it together, we did. we have been in a conversation about how to do the most and remember one thing that was said to me is what will these kids do like 8 weeks, isn't isn't that a job? it was really, we took a chance on all of you that the 8 wook squz what you were paid to do under mrs. dave us and theoes tutelage would have results. you blew me aware. there are videos and things on the community and narratored and there was the funny thing with
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the moony thing even though it was a accident, but there are people that discounts youz because of the age. you just blew us away. it was honest, it was fair it was thoughtful and there is absolutely nothing more that i could ever ask for as someone who considered policy and does this every wednesday and sometimes hears the hard stuff but rarey something as thoughtful you put together. >> this is how they really are and just don't get a chance for it to be show cased, that is why this is important. that is how they really are. when they have a chance to become involved with the process and give them the opportunity so kudos to everybody for giving the opportunity >> so we are not one and done, the chief agreed to sit down and work with the commission, what we want to do now is get back to you all about what we do with your recommendations.
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you have my commitment and the chief will write a letter of recommendation and this commission will take your recommendations and look at them and work on them and report back to you on what we do and do hope the process continues in the way that this continues to be a relationship as we move beyond and you guys all go back to school. thank you. >> [applause] >> so, now is the part where i say sergeant call the next line item. >> we didn't take action. my city attorney wants to say any public comment? hearing none, public comment is now closed. sergeant please call next line item. kevin. >> hello. i just want to say thank you for giving these young people a opportunity. i had a chance to be a part of
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the whole process and being behind the scene squz being a part of their whole engagement, it was interesting for us to go to the new police department on 3rd and just sort of interact with some of the technicians and other people that are behind the scene and i was sort of new for me too but just to see them interact with all the law enforcement activity and community. more importantly how to [inaudible] about law enforcement and what that means and some of the young people are bright. they are amazing. i had a chance to know these young people so i'm looking for some really bright thing tooz come forth and think this experience sort of is part of that foundation to grow and have a whole different perspective on the work that needs to be done and do it in a positive way so thank you very much and i appreciate this whole process. >> thank you. sergeant.
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>> item 3 c, reports and announcements. 3 a, chief report discussion. review of rent activities and presentation of second quarter 20 [inaudible] findings and recommendation and ois summary >> good evening commissioners and public. i'll be very brief because i know that everybody is still celebrating that. we did have a sad incident occur on thursday morning about 5:30, we had a collision at lum bard and richardson where a one vehicle rear ended another. it wasn't known at the time why the second vehicle was acting the way that it was. the 2
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drivers got in a pedestrian pursuit around the block and then the second driver walked off. when officers encountered the subject he was a very large man, he beat both the officers into the hospital. one of them suffering from a concushion. he continued east bount on lum bard and other officers responded and took the suspect into custody. some time after being hand cuffed he went into medical distress. [inaudible] the suspect was not able to be resusitated and passed at the scene. one officer suffered a concushion and is recovering, the other officer suffered injuries to arms and legs. it
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was discovered the suspect committed a homicide in sonoma county about a hour before the incident. we will wait for a toxicology report and cause of death. it is a very sad situation but the person ciltded in sonoma was in his mid90's. i wish i had a happier note to follow up the other item on but will leave it to that but go to the presentation second quarter f fdrb findings. >> do we have a presentation? >> ya. thank you for your
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patience. okay. thank you. president loftus, commissioners chief suhr, director hicks my name is sergeant john [inaudible] assigned to officer involved shootings vgzs. i'm here for the quarterly report which includes the [inaudible] and then an update on open investigations. you should have received i believe reports
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were distributed prior and you have those. um the last fdrb had convened the first quarter, 2015 had convened march 31, 2015 so this was the second quarter fdrb convened tuesday june 23, 2015 and reviewed 4 caizs. the board reconvened wunz day july 1, 2015 to review a 5th case. the 5 investigations reviewed by the second quarter were officer involved discharge, oo 115. officer discharge oo 215. officer [inaudible] officer involved shootings oo 9.
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[inaudible] oo 4. as i said, the quarterly board convened twice so first convened tuesday june 23, 20s 15 with the numbers shown here deputy allah and redman and schmit and [inaudible] commissioner dadajesus [inaudible] lieutenant dur aunt ozand sergeant [inaudible] when the board reconvened to consider the 5th case the voter members with alee, redman, commander and manx for special operations. the other members were commissioner hwang, director hicksen perena [inaudible] and officer [inaudible] from the range.
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i'll go ofern over the cases reviewed and findings. officer avaurfbed discharge occurred 1304 hours february 22, 2015 on the 200 block of hal day avenue and in this instance a officer following upen a complaint of illegal imcampment approached some subjects in high thick weeds. as he iproached a pit bull not restrained charged the officer growling and snarling. he retrated falling down and as he fell he fired twice. the animal was not struck but [inaudible] it is one of the two subjects in the field were able to catch the dog and tie it up with a shirt. was
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restained, animal control took the dog in position and the owner was sited for the unrestrained dog. the discharge was found to be in policy. discharge oo 215, this occurred at a priveant residence in the city near [inaudible] and 35th avenue on april 22, 2015. approximately 1650 or 450 in the afternoon, a officer who is off deutaat home with personal weapon was [inaudible] to put a trigger lock on his weapon and accidently discharged it. he attempted to do the same thing and discharged it again. [inaudible] unintentional discharges and this was found to be not in policy. [inaudible] considered by the
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board, officer involved shooting 13-006 occurred april 17, 2015 on the 900 block of [inaudible] in this particular instance a officer responding to a call of a deadly assault and assault-the caller self reported he attacked his brother with a mu chety and requested a ambilns. there was a bleeding person outside, the officers were not sure if it is subject or victim at the time as they were conducting a initial investigation within a few seconds, the second subject ran out of the house carrying a large object the officers shot it was a knife or mu chety and turned out to be a claw hammer. the subjecktt [inaudible] fired the weapon. the subject was struck and deceased. that use of fire arm was found to be
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in policy. there was a issue that was discovered in the course of the investigation related to equipment and that was also addressed. the other-the second shooting that was considered was one that occurred at 19th and tear vel street december 30, 2015 at [inaudible] 2 uniformed officers from tearville responded to the area of the intersection. they heard oorlth unit vaurfbed in a pursuit that got caught in traffic. the officers believed a foot chase was about to ensue. got out of the cars, the subject-the driver of the suspect vehicle instead worked his way through traffic, basically wedges between cars.
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drove towards one of the officers who fired his weapon one time, struck the vehicles, the driver is note hit, he continued on his flight and was crashed near golden gate park and taken into custody. this was determined to be in policy. 14-004 occurred at bruno heights march 24, 2015 at approximately [inaudible] 4 uniformed officers assigned to ingle side responded to the park [inaudible] person arm would a gun. the officers located a man matching the description and held him. the suspect responded drawing a laser weapon [inaudible] the officers fired at the suspect fately striking him. it was learned that the weapon is a
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electronic control weapon or taser device. the shooting was determined to be in policy. the recommendation of the fdrb is the chief review and approve the recommendations. you have the letter from had chief's aufs as well as the reports submitted by internal affairs and believe you received those as well. the next fdrb is scheduled for tuesday september 22 and that is the status of the last fdrb. >> [inaudible] shooting investigations i will tell you this report was prepared before the occurrence on july 26, 2015 so we vanew case not on the report and paperwork you have and that is because it was
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completed prior. the previous report to you was presented may 6 and since that report 3 of the investigations were presented to the fdrb, i just described them to you and they are now closed and signed off by the chief, presented to you, you received the reports, and these cases are completely closed. in the middle of july we did receive 2 new charging [inaudible] for officer involved shooting 13-005 and 13-007. we received 2 from the da's office mids july so those will bepresented at the next fdrb. as of this report, this report there were 15 open investigations, 16 at the time. 2 of the investigations as i said the department received
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the district attorney charging kiz in 2 of the caiz cases. those caseerize being concluded. the internal affairs investigation is being concluded and presented next fdrb. that leaves 13 crimial investigations on going and all in revie by the office of district attorney so the new case which we'll talk about tonight in closed session, but that case is an active and ongoing investigation. we'll talk about it later but that one is being investigated criminally in san mateo county. just in summary of where we are at year by year date, 2013 investigations, two will disappear from this list, 006 and 009. that leaves 003, 5, 7
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and 8 open. they are on the same status awaiting discharging decision afor from the district attorney. 2014, 14-004 was closed at the last fdrb, all follow up is completed. that is a closed case and will disappear from the-lace. that leaves 14-002 [inaudible] awaiting a charging decision. >> sergeant can i ask you a question because there is a lot of zeros and want to-does that mean that there was 15 open cases, 2 we got a letter from the da, declining to file criminal charges that means that officially closes out the process and the 13 remaining
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are they all at the d a's office? we have done all our works is t is just the 14 open caseerize awaiting decisions? >> we are in a holding pattern awaiting the final decisions. everything is cued up based on what we understand from the case. once we get a final charging decision we'll finish the criminal investigation that is a matter of a couple weeks or days and i will finish our investigation so it will be presented a-the 2 we have all eter for will be presented at the next fdrb. anything else it if we get it a couple weeks before we'll present it and it will be ready togo >> thank you >> 2015, same boat with 4, 2015 cases in the report. the
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15-005 criminal 5 we'll talk about later and that is active and on going investigations both administratively personal investigations and also criminal. questions? >> colleagues? um, i do. the only question i have has to do with-i know we talked to chief about part of the concern i talked about for a long time, i know commissioner [inaudible] and my colleagues on the commission for some time said there is improvement for the amounts of time for the case tooz be resolved. is difficult on the officer and potentially families member frz someone they lost. i see smf thocases are 3 years olds so chief i know we talked about sometimes
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what comes out is a policy recommendation or training issue. i know there was discussion in there and don't know where we are it. if there is a opportunity to have a preliminary analysis recognizing we can't control how long it takes the district attorneys office to [inaudible] based on that conversation that happened at the fdrb and don't recall where we are in advancing that conversation. >> i spoke to [inaudible] about putting in a-with regard to any training or policy issues not to make a final determination as to policy and discussed to convening such a body >> great >> the bottom line is it is in progress and being kicked around and we are getting it worked out so it is something we are trying to do.
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>> good, i look forward to hearing more about that. there were policy recommendations and it is just great that those come out of it and the sooner we can get those in place the better understanding what is frustrate frg me and all of us is we wait for other agencies to complete something that would otherwise be complete. >> one thing we have done and have been able to do where we see we are able to bifurcate something or send somebody to training so the individual has a defixancy or something we can improve or get better at, we can take care of that. we bifurcated cases where we said there is a issue we can deal with internally much quicker on a policy issue separate that pursuit case for example that had a officer not involved in the pursuit is one we talked about. not involved in the
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pursuit was the [inaudible] learn from the pursuit and deal with issues from that. we are trying to do what we can in that way and trying to set something up that works and maintains the officers rights and everything else that works so that we can identify these things and get direction and quick feedback where we are able to >> i notice we are going in the right direction, the first case is stwo and a half years old, the second 2 years and the last is one year old. the 13 open oiss are the pieces we can involve and the ultimate fooinding is testament to your work sergeant so i think for take thg same questions from me every time. colleagues, any other questions? >> it is better than it used to
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be >> he says the exact same thing every time. >> [inaudible] pass the resolution >> thank you sarge ergeant >> any question frz the chief? okay, sergeant call the next line item >> item 3 b, occ directors rortd discussion, review of recent actirfbties. >> good evening director hick jz president loftus, commissioners chief suhr, memberoffs the audience. last saturday deputy director [inaudible] gave a presentation on the functionoffs the office of citizen complaints to a-class of cadets at the academy. last night occ staff attended several national night out activities at san francisco police department locations. to date this year the occ opened 46 case squz closed 392.
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between jan 1 and august 5 last year the occ opened 426 case squz closed 415. through july 30 of this year the occ mediated 30 cases compared to 33 mediated between jan 1 and july 30 last year. august 19 commission meeting i'll provide with statistical reports and that concludes my report >> thank you drether hicks any questions for director hicks >> please call the next line item >> item 3 c commissioner report and discussion. >> i will just begin with saying there is a few things the law enforcement appreciation night, i was proud to represent the commission with the giants and other law enforcement leaders. there was a tribute to officers who have
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been cilded in the line of duty. it was beautifully done and got feedback for the police department and tupt for families who lost a officer to come together and have a night and a number of officers from the department thrrp so that was great. there was a graduation, happy to be there and see other yuj people getting engaged. i was happy to attend bod acamera working group committees. they are run by member thofz command staff, commander mogesier, commander osullivan rfx deputy alee are doing a artful job. director hicks is represented. it is a diverse group of stake holders discussing and balancing a number of interests. [inaudible] acknowledged the policy has to balance a number
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of competing priorities and i was grateful to observe the discourse and dialogue so colleagues you will get the minutes from the meeting and will know who was there and what was asked and hope this will happen at the onedf august. we'll do 2 community meeting where the public weighs in but it is good to observe. i don't play a formal role other than watching deliberate and think they will give food for thoughts. thank you chief and members of the commands staff for handling that. we had a good meeting with the parole special. >> as many know the police commission basically supervisors the parole special program. we are involved in their discipline, the rules and procedure, picking the uniforms, the handling and background check frz hiring. president loftus was great, she
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met with myself and member thofz command staff and had a line frup the parole officer squz discussed issued about compliance and had them at the newplice head quarters, i think a lot of them enjoyed being there. we told them this is a important program but they have to follow thg rules and the city tone was present with us to explain the same thing. thank you president oft us. i'm the liaison and try to make the program better to insure they are trained. prior to 3 years ago the commission voted to let them go to the range and now have them do advanced officer training at the academy. it is a long standing effort and thanks for president loftus for being there. itb met a lot for the parole specialist to be the attention we gaichb it
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>> doctor marshall >> i wasn't at the last community meeting so chief, did you report on our trip to >> he wasn't there. >> i wasn't there either. >> this is our opportunity . >> i just want to say that the chief and i took a trip to washington dc, i guess it is about a month now, 3 weeks to the conference on police community relations and it follows what we are talking about here. it was 80 police chiefs from around the country, big and small jurisdictions and the interesting thing is each department brought a community person with them. it was-gave a pretty good snap hp shot of how people feel about what is going on in the country and got
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to [inaudible] for putting the conference on. they have done conferences i have been to before but there is nothing more timely in the relation between the police and community and take that topic on. it was a unique format, the community members speak first which took a while and then had the chiefs of police chic second and the third is a meeting of the minds. i thought it was great and i was -everything i heard was indicative, we want to-everybody wants to make things better. the one thing that does come out in a session like that is-what i'm going to say is makes sense to everyone, but whatever happens with regard to policing the community in a area of the
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country effects everywhere in the u.s. nobody looks at jurisdiction, all they see is uniform. it is what happened in south carolina or chicago or baltimore. [inaudible] and [inaudible] put together a report, which would be great for folks to take a look at when it comes out squand i think oakland chs there, sacramento and stauckten and bart was there. as a follow up, the chief and i talked about host agregional sort of piece to follow up. lastly i'll say the chief is a great traveling companion. he is fun to be on the road with. he is fun for me, i don't know about the rest of you. >> it was a great trip, but it
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was also-it was not-there were uncomfort moments. it was by no means like a puff piece. there was raw feelings and anxiousness, but it was good conversation and hear thg kids talk tonight, it really is a situation that is playing out all over the country and regardless where it is going on it is all the same thing, there is just greater need for staying in the conversation, so i look forward to following up and having a more regional discussion. the bay area was well represented and california all and all. la was there too. it was-not a lot of people always go to those things but the fact this was this well attended demonstrates it is a
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priority as it should be for everybody >> there are about 170 people from the department of justice there. it was a huge huge gathering and the fact he got all the voices in the room, he is very skilled with getting everybody- >> i have never seen [inaudible] he got called out by a couple people in the room when they didn't think he was facilitating it right and he gave it. >> i don'ts think he had much choice. we did highlight a number of things we are doing in san francisco and talked about this group there, so we put our 2 cents in to things we are doing here to make thijs better >> thank you for representing us there dr. marshall and chief. anyone else have reports? okay. sergeant please call the next item >> item 3 d commission
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announcement squz scheduling of #50i89 items identified for future consideration >> we have scheduling things we need to work out. colleagues this group asked for us to change the meeting schedule so we go dark on the 4th, wednesday and what we suggested is have the community meeting on the second wednesday. that doesn't work for our partners at sfgtv so we need to move to the 3rd wednesday. i checked with my source squz think it will work. we apologize we missed that step in the first place and should have consulted. in terms of this month, august is the month the board of supervisors are in recess. we are one of the few bodies continues to meet so we were going have a community meeting next wednesday but there were problemwise that and it is augand people are gone so we'll go dark next week and
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we'll be back on the 19th and sergeant-at city hall. >> september we move to the new schedule >> can you remind us of what the new schedule is while i'm choking? >> the first and second wednesdays of the month will be at city hall. the third will be the community meeting and then dark the 4th and if there is a 5th, dark the 5th >> september we leave it open we will have a community meeting that 3rd wednesday. if the body camera policy is in a place where it is presented to us we may slot in the first meeting in september to that slot and decide where we have that location. any questions about scheduling? did i miss anything, sergeant? >> just public comments on
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items a-d. >> i got swept up into the kids and did want to comment we had national night out last night across san francisco. it went from some very modest gatherings to over 1 thousand gathered in north beach i'm told by chief [inaudible] there were excess of 500 at ingle side and know bodecker park and [inaudible] were very significant as well as the tearival. we have all our summer jobs graduation, tonight was the momagic and the future grads and garden project, our cadet program which is owngoing and full staffed by the end of the month so all these things we did with the young people over the summer, i don't know if we are just overthat but pretty close to engage about a
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thousand young people since we started doing this a few years ago. we just started 5 sfpd and 5 oakland recruits and graduate the 244 recruit class a week from friday. we are hiring for anybody that is watching and interested, please apply >> thanks chief. is there public comment on items 3 a-d? hearing none public comment is closed. >> line item 4 public comment on all matters pertaining to items below inclouding whether to hold item 6 into closed session >> we areigate about the to go into closed session. any comment whether we are going
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into closed session? hearing none public comment is closed. >> i move we go into closed session >> item 5, vote on whether to hold item 6 in closed session including whether to assert the attorney client privilege with regard to 6 a, san francisco administrative code section 67.10 >> do have a motion to assert the attorney clineant privilege? all in favor? opposed? passes unanimously. we are in >> commissioners we are back on the recorderment just for the record we do still have a quorum. um, thank you sergeant please call next line item >> iletm 7 vote to disclosez any or all discussion on item 6
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closed in closed session san francisco administrative code 6 avenue.12 a >> do i have a motion not to disclose? >> second. >> all in favor. opposed. motion passes unanimously. >> item 8 adjournment action itedment >> as i started off the meeting i said i would ask for a molegz to ijourn the commission in memory of scott lungger and had the fortune of attending the funeral services that had had to be held at the oracle arena. he has a beautiful family and will be a loss to the haward police department and community so ask to adjourn this meeting
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in his memory. >> all those in favor. opposed. we are adjourned.
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(laughter). >> thank you, scott so equilibrium everyone to the presidio it is traditional summer day in san francisco the sun it shining not a cloud in the sky and traffic is undergoing easy. i want to equilibrium everyone here it is an amazing today to be here here in the presidio in building 211 if so the center of press over the last few years here the doyle drive presidio parkway project that is such an amazing project that is decades and decades in the making. there is a service safety reasons. it happening so much visualizing over the past decades in san francisco and to think that now we have the presidio parkway in place it is the gateway to san francisco and will be for
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generations to come an amazing piece of art and transportation infrastructure hub for our bay area but simply more than anything or anything an amazing asset for our bay area region when you go out to the presidio parkway which you look 30's 30's thorough this is you can vision to the parks over to the freeway onto the beaches simply a vision that is crafted over decades and i'm so proud we're here like supervisor wiener i want to take a mom to thank you, supervisor wiener certainly as charged i have transportation authority for to project in particular make no mistake supervisor wiener was critical in his role with the executive director and
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thank you, supervisor wiener >> i want to thank our home team the transportation authority thank you tilly and jose and someone that retired a few weeks ago has sense moved to austin, texas lee thank you for you're under arrest hardy want to give a round of applause (clapping.) lee promises he'll continue to have sf giants in the back of his pickup truck we'll hold that you i want to thank hearing officer and others for working on this (clapping.) and to caltrain to gotten link and the golden transportation authority and thank you to everyone from of the government prospective there are a few
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people individuals i want to thank first and foremost the person when is the driving force behind had vision that's michael i don't know where michael painer is michael (clapping.) for those who don't know this is michael's design this is michael's vision and we had a chance of run into each other with the tour to meet i there in the middle of construction thank you for your hard work make no mistake this is your project to the many members as supervisor wiener mentioned a circulation of the fables to our citizens advisory committee and all the people that tricked to it i live on on behalf of the many district 2 residents that picking up put up with the late night beeping and the hoptsz a
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few years ago we're finally here this is the construction not ended yet a lee low to clean up and a time to celebrate and finally i want to thank the mayors in particular mayor newsom and mayor ed lee who is sick but on behalf of the board of supervisors to the sfmta and the police department aid the fire department and members of laborer and the other mr. mulligan and to the highway patrol and state mash and thank you for your support the final sign is ouch thank you. >> (laughter). i'll end with this i'll say about two years ago i had the future of waking up in the morning joining jose and tilly and my parents i grew up here in the marina we took a muni bus
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starting owe golden gate bridge we were the 1 people to drive across the one part of the presidio we plan to do with molly first a big round of applause for molly back there (clapping) rightfully gets the loudest round of mrous applause weighing we'll do it this morning but low and behold thanks for the hard work the reside opened earlier i came with my daughter and jose and tilly and parsons and others to take a tour to be the 1 people to drive on the presidio parkway it is an incredible experience for those who who didn't come i hope you leave
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here do create a traffic jam it is unbelievable makes it amazing a different experience and something that we will all be proud of to all involved on behalf of the a grateful city this is a product for generations thank you all for your support (clapping) thank you supervisor farrell and supervisor wiener for those wonderful remarks that captured the moment mayor ed lee and supervisor farrell mentioned was unfortunately unable to come he felt ill he called our office and he sends his congratulations to all of us and we are pleased and effort to have the mayors partnerships of the office of economic workforce development will be telling us a little bit
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more about the roll in partnering to create jobs and economic development as a result of this project ed mulling begin the new director mr. michael carr joining us to say a few words >> (clapping). >> actually pat is still the director of the city of city build system changes in the last few weeks the mayor is sick and sends his regrets san francisco is a city of innovation i'm sure you're aware of and it is a place where inspired people turn great ideas into realty as you look to the leaflet they say an infrastructure is not sexy but it beautiful and it is vital to our city
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this project is special to the oewd it a great collaboration between caltrain and the plazas sector in the city of san francisco we participated introduce the city build group and put a hundred percent of our folks to work this project created jobs for the local san francisco bay area residents a partnership between oewd and ta one last things i'd like to congratulate the many community members and planners and engineers and construction workers that worked hard and long to cooperate this project all the partners here especially g lc for hiring the workers thank you very much on behalf of the mayor and the city of san francisco job well
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done thank you very much (clapping.) >> thank you michael i'm sorry i didn't mean to get that wrong i'd like to mention our fell highway they're providing critical funding and coveted a long time federal financing we're fortunate to have the california administrator inconvenience vince to represent the administration and represent mr. kim that that a family issue please help me in joining my guest on his thoughts of thank you. i appreciate thank you for the opportunity to come today greg immediate our acting administrator is prepping for his nomination hearing later this week i get to play and saw
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mr. kim he apologized for his family emergency he's a native xalg living californian first congratulations to everybody i wouldn't point out, too many groups here but some struck me when we walked in the door they would can you see the project and someone looked at this and said no, that's the point you can't see the project you can't see the project from here that's why this project is where it is at a beautiful and expressive view as you come through you're not seeing the construction i'm from the east coast i have a brother that will be flying out here in a couple of weeks i'm going to bring him by bring him into this room if you can leave a couple of sandwiches he's a
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big guy other thing we had 12 funding sources we have recovery act money $83 million in recovery act and 46 money that medians if there's 12 there are 12 eyes look at this i want to thank the eyes janice williams and poppa john can you raise your hands they were part of the team (clapping.) and i know i've heard malcolm say thank you to the people that live around here for your patience to allow us to do this type of work but? the type of innovation we at federal highway one of our job is look don't be front yard of taco an aon a project it takes a village but
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it strikes me in california the leadership in the bay area this great coordination a lot of people focusing to get the work done so on behalf of the acting administrator greg immediate and secretary antonio fox thank you and keep up the great work thank you. >> (clapping). >> thank you so much benson and thank you to mr. foxs leadership next to the next transportation we're fortunate to have representatives in the california transportation commission the cpc one minute bob one minute let me say a few nice words i want to sorry the cpc prioritized funding for the
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transportation cross our state and a few folks thank you for being with us the funding and the oversight doyle drive is the first partnership on the highway network and focuses on taxpayers investment and insuring this investment benefits our local community i'm pleased to recognize the hard men and women of the building trade from local 261 to the 4ru7 and local 377 and local engineers on local 3 and 6 they're the ones building this project from the ground up and deserve our premeditation please join me in welcoming all businesses and labor mr. bob.
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>> (clapping). >> thank you and you know it there's a lot of thanks going around i want to take a moment and give a special thanks to the men and women of the building trades there's michael came up with this beautiful idea and vision to replace doyle drive but it takes the men and women someone to implement that vision and dreams with two of those one of those and a whole love of this that is a pleasure to be here to celebrate the opening of doyle drive california first c-3 public-private partnership to be approved by the california transportation commission i wanted to be here to celebrate as a key gate to the heart of san francisco this project is a significance it will have a
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positive input on the commuters and the visitor that use the bridge the commission has a long-standing interest in seeing the state and local and federal partners to deliver the partnerships those partnerships are important and we must continue to work together to make the projects a reality on behalf of the california transportation commission i want to thank caltrain and the transportation authority golden link and all the other partners for in their dedicated efforts and contributions and congratulations and thank you for letting me me be a part of this and on behalf of the men and women in the building trades thanks for making the last couple of christmases pretty good to go (clapping.) >> thank you very much vice chair alvarado
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now continuing with the rule we turn to caltrain the owned and operated of doyle drive san francisco has been fortunate to work with the caltrain in the region led by our project manager and others we have a great team dan and others (calling names) i'm sure i'm missing many, many folks at district 4 i hope you feel proud as headquarters we have our partners led by malcolm and tom and also cit teen from the headquarters thank you for your hard work and partnership earlier this year the department was recognized by the green roads sustainability certificate program for the orchestras think the doyle job this recognized the green methods and materials
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sweethearts the sustainable design of the project as well as the exclusive community-based process that came up with that decision to i'd like to thank build f this alternative our joined team have the discover of the plan you'll recall this plant was considered extinct it was excited to find it a preserve it for our management felt program in envelope governor jerry brown pointed out the director of caltrain and since then lead a push towards sustainable design at the department today in secretary kelly's leadership the team as led critical support to the aspects of our project i want to acknowledge the former
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secretary of housing who at the time served in governor schwarzenegger and was instrumental in securing the funding for the p-3 that led to the final close of the project thank you all for your strong aspirin now malcolm to share his thoughts on this happy day (clapping.) >> thank you tilly i'm glad to be here i want to express my prediction for all of you this is a good today, the good news tilly thanked everyone i'll probably repeat because some folks deserve to be expressed by my appreciation for their work you'll agree there are few locations like the presidio parkway it is second to number in california and the bay area and likely in the entire country
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therefore it calls for a project that is a unique project and one of a kind project that is what we're delivering here today we confused shefk safety in phase one and now phase two we've achieved the mobility but still not done and we've got a long ways to go and escape work will land a dramatic improvement not only on mobility but a positive for the connection of the presidio park and thus, the presidio to the waterfront i've mind recently you can do a transportation project but if that transportation project is a negative to the community or negative to the businesses or negative to the sourndz then tonsillitis that's not the right project it is the right project for mobility as well as the context of being here ♪
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great location of studio presidio we celebrate this significant e significant milestone thank you to everyone and after another extended closer that was completed of the 79 hours that recommends me of the 55 hour closer we have traffic on to ultimate reside and it is a drastic change if you've not a had a children. >> to drive on it i want to thank iron and hewitt on the concessioner for the work i've been talking to peter they went into the weekend with 8 hours and i want to thank flatiron and keeping you informed witness and all the men and women who worked with that organizations for they're successful work for the past weekend if you could give
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them a round of applause (clapping.) several of my team members have been highlighted and i certainly want to thank b june and his entire staff but i always want to put a point on the team in our organizational of public and private partnerships christina and express my appreciation for the former secretary without those champions we couldn't have done it without you as a public-private partnering partner when caltrain and the san francisco transbay joint powers authority were tasked with replacing the drive we wanted to have a design for safety standards but rehabilitate the communities needs and reduce impacts to the
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local environment and if all all possible many improvements that was accomplished and ta that challenge met we've improved the traffic safety but it made a contribution to the beautiful presidio park we were initiative in delivering this project it's our first public-private partner and not create challenges because of the complexity of the challenge of the work it happens to the ingenuity in every speaker talked about the partners and the partnerships are from both sides public and private and there are financing advantages to the deliver but access to streets and incongruity of all the folks ultimately traffic safety is our goal but improving the
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surrounding area happened it was talked about this project having 12 different funding sources i want to reiterate the number of partners it is not easy managing a project are that many financing mechanisms and contributions afro-from funding but not that easy to navigate through all the partsd involved it this group came together and certainly the san francisco tangle, the federal how administration and the prurd trust california transportation commission department of veterans affairs and this department of the golden gate bridge and the municipal transportation agency and the city of san francisco and local community i can't get a project done without successful partnerships we'll continue to reconstruct streets
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and replace skaipz but as we drive in the new tunnels i'd like to remembered us all public and private perspires got us here thblgs you make meaningful investments in transportation and infrastructure and i want to congratulate you for a successful partnership and thank you for those who had the patience during the construction that was referred to not only in the counties to the north but san francisco congratulation to you all and thank you for coming >> from congresswoman nancy pelosi please welcome alex lazzaro to say a few words (clapping) >> thank you tilly ambassador congress is in session and she says this is a great moment for
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san francisco as we complete the transformation of doyle drive and open the new presidio parkway that parkway insures safety in a earthquake and eliminates the proximate causes for the offer 1 thousand vehicles this represents the best of our city our initiative thinking and imperial spirit the respect for the natural resources and beneficial partners between the public and private sector i was proud for this fight in congress to carry one hundred and thirty in the act and others and an initiative hundred and $50 million for this alone for the public-private partnering as we enjoy traveling
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along the new presidio parkway construction continues with extensive landscaping and restoration that will integrate the roadway into our magnificent presidio connecting the post with the field and establishing 13 acres of new presidio parklands as the congress races towards the transit trust fund on july 31st this remind us how our infrastructure creates jobs and improves of quality of life for all the harding families that commute over our roadways we must make long time investments locally and nationally to achieve better paychecks and better infrastructure for oil hard work america families thank you to
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all who made this project a reality (clapping.) >> thank you alex thank you for leader pelosi leadership on the grow america act i hope in their successful in delivering a dedicated long time transportation doyle drive was to there the access for nancy pelosi another project it was a treasurer plays if the start we partnered with the presidio trust to expand assess while preserving its natural resources now is where he a direct off-ramp from presidio parkway and the tunnel tops that provide more opportunity to expend the biking between the presidio and marina thank you to superintendent of the parks services and your staff and i'd like to acknowledge greg
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middleton who recently retire today, we're honored to have the presidio trust planning programs michael to say a few words on this historic occasion. >> (clapping). >> thank you tilly welcome to the presidio everyone it's a beautiful day you're right the sun does always shine here i have the great pleasure of talking about the future of the presidio in particular the important role this project plays in troovrment this army base into one of the greatest parks in america think back to the moment the presidio transition from presidio to a national park a hundred acres of hard packed dirt and asphalt and
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it went from an army office it was about 15 or 17 years ago and look out the window how this has pan transformed it is a vibrant park full of thousands of people you come to here on sunday and off the grid and enjoy a beautiful picnic with our families and the rich history but regardless of those improvements doyle drive is a barrier between the two park experience so this project by transforming the intermediately zone creates the opportunity for us to create and urban park ensemble on the waterfront it is unlike any in america we're grateful to all of the organizations that got involved in this we're grateful to caltrain and the transportation
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authority and we're grateful to everybody who worked to build this road the g lc and others but mostly grateful to the community the community worked for decades tirelessly to make sure that was not a freeway but parkway it honored the rich history and ecology and came up with a vision i think will set a new standard for design in national park settings and any settings frankly it is won into that features that go beyond the tops we say see we're to the other set of tunnel tops and the christie field that allows us to expand this to meet the bay this is a project that has myriad benefits to the presidio i want
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to know or think this will be the cherry on top that makes the presidio the would have park my hats off to everyone in the room that played a role thank you very much for our ongoing roll in the presidio thank you very much. >> thank you very much michael thank you, michael we're looking forward to see what happens your final speaker the ceo of the consortium peter is the private entity that build and will operate and maintain the project just as cultivates before them g lc keeps the traffic moving while constructing their portion of the road our trpt said this is like doing surgery on a tense
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player while she's playing intelligence folks worked around the clock and congratulations to the entire team please join me in welcoming peter on this wonderful accomplishment (clapping.) >> thank you very much tilly this is a very special moment for all of us on behalf of the gotten lincoln in their and our contractors trans field i'd like to thank the agencies that support us during the 71 hour closer specifically caltrain sfmta, golden gate bridge, and not c h b they were there ever minute of the day and the tdr
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trust and all other agencies i forgot to mention when the golden link began in project a little bit over three years ago there was only one very duct and one tunnel we installed 3 additional tunnels between 8 hundred and 50 and one thousand foot long and a second 50 feet high and 12 hundred feet long viaduct you know structure and an improved highway 101 to the scombaj and roads to the beautiful presidio park we get a lot of questions why did you need to close the are road for 74 hours this was necessary from richmond and the marina and golden gate bridge obtaining and the tunnel and the
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other tunnel a massive undertaking as you've seen on tv and photos we worked krunl that tie together i know we've recognized them before i want to recognize flatiron that orchid 10 thousand man-hours in 70 without a single injury and that's worth a round of applause (clapping.) now for all reasons they're not not room their sleeping and getting deserved rest not only the 71 hour closer but the weeks and months leading up to the closer then the 3 hundred and 50
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construction workers their managers and others again without a single incident they excavated millions of dirt and placed 28 tons of asphalt and removed almost that much and put down concrete and placed 7 thousand feet of cable and striping all in 71 hours not to for the software engineers and not to forget the state fire marshall that working or worked around the clock to get state of the art systems working commissions and made safe and worked the way they were supposed to work thanks again for that and finally i'd like to recognize molly graham for responding to all the media responding to the public your
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outreach efforts is second to none anyone else i've missed thank you for your support we're proud to be part of this one of a kind setting and one the california's project the tlc will continue to be part of this beautiful project for the next thirty years while we operate and maintains thank you for the achievement of that major milestone (clapping.) >> okay thank you passport now i hope you and your team can rested and sleep for the next 71 hours this project that the result of several of individual many large and small businesses i want to recognize our expert advisors of the joint speaker hearing
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officer and others thank you for your principle support and advise to our project team and local small businesses and women and minority owned firms did amazing work julie from cal pumping they provided the pumping services and rooftop of both tunnels and from solutions i'm not sure if dot is here they provided the monitoring to help us carefully around historic buildings only a couple of examples of small and minority owned firms that helped i want to thank our hard work spokeswoman molly again for leading the communication molly you're amazing and we're grateful to you to our hard work and finally i'd like to thank
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our aids staff and the ta led by many and my final thanks to our transportation authority led by jose who dedicated himself to this project and led the organization through many stages from planning and approvals and designs lee saga our fearless project manager carried the project introduce and the task force so many members jackie and others and we also had support from spur i saw jim and others thought that process our staff and as planning deputy work hard and deputy director who is here and anna and cheri and bob from
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our staff thank you very much well with that, on behalf of caltrain at transportation authority thank you for joining us for our celebration now time for the ribbon cutting practical stay for that ceremony and enjoy our newly presidio parkway presidio parkway our newly presidio parkway presidio parkway watching. >> ever wonder about programs the city is working on to make san francisco the best place to live and work we bring shine won our city department and the people making them happy what
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happened next sf oh san francisco known for it's looks at and history and beauty this place arts has it all but it's city government is pretty unique in fact, san francisco city departments are filled with truly initiative programming that turns this way our goal is to create programs that are easily digestable and easy to follow so that our resident can participate in healing the planet with the new take dial initiative they're getting close to zero waste we 2020 and today san francisco is diverting land filled and while those numbers
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are imperfect not enough. >> we're sending over 4 hundred thousand tons of waste to the landfill and over the 4 hundred tons 10 thousands are textile and unwanted listen ones doesn't have to be find in the trash. >> i could has are the ones creating the partnerships with the rail kwloth stores putting an in store collection box near the checks stand so customers can bring their used clothes to the store and deposit off. >> textile will be accessible in buildings thought the city and we have goodwill a grant for them to design a textile box
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especially for families. >> goodwill the well-known store has been making great strides. >> we grateful to give the items to goodwill it comes from us selling those items in our stores with you that process helps to divert things it from local landfills if the san francisco area. >> and the textile box will take it one step further helping 1230 get to zero waste. >> it brings the donation opportunity to the donor making that as convenient as possible it is one of the solutions to make sure we're capturing all the value in the textiles. >> with the help of good will and other businesses san francisco will eliminate 39
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millions tons of landfill next year and 70 is confident our acts can and will make a great difference. >> we believe that government matters and cities matter what we side in san francisco, california serve as a model phenomenal in our the rest of the country by the world. >> whether you do not to goodwill those unwanted text told us or are sufficient value and the greater community will benefit. >> thanks to sf environment san francisco has over one hundred drop off locations visit recycle damn and thanks for watching join us
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>> ever wonder about programs the city it working think to make san francisco the best place to work and will we bring shine to the programs and the people making them happen join us inside that edition of what's next sf sprech of market street between 6th is having a cinderella movement with the office of economic workforce development is it's fairy godmother telegraph hill engaged in the
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program and providing the reason to pass through the corridor and better reason to stay office of economic workforce development work to support the economic vital of all of san francisco we have 3 distinctions workforce and neighborhood investment i work in the tenderloin that has been the focus resulting in tax chgsz and 9 arts group totally around 2 hundred thousand square feet of office space as fits great as it's moved forward it is some of the place businesses engaged for the people that have living there for a long time and people that are coming into to work in the the item you have before you companies and the affordable housing in general people want a safe and clean community they see did
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changed coming is excited for every. >> oewd proits provides permits progress resulting in the growth of mid businesses hocking beggar has doubled in size. >> when we were just getting started we were a new business people never saturday a small business owner and been in the bike industry a long needed help in finding at space and sxug the that is a oewd and others agencies were a huge helped walked us through the process we couldn't have done it without you this is sloped to be your grand boulevard if so typically a way to get one way to the other it is supposed to be a beautiful boulevard and fellowship it is started to look like that.
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>> we have one goal that was the night to the neighborhood while the bigger project of developments as underway and also to bring bring a sense of community back to the neighborhood. >> we wanted to use the says that a a gathering space for people to have experience whether watching movies or a yoga or coming to lecture. >> that sb caliber shift on the street is awarding walking down the street and seeing people sitting outside address this building has been vacate and seeing this change is inspiringing. >> we've created a space where people walk in and have fun and it is great that as changed the
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neighborhood. >> oewd is oak on aortas a driver for san francisco. >> we've got to 23ri7b9 market and sun setting piano and it was on the street we've seen companies we say used to have to accompanying come out and recruit now they're coming to us. >> today, we learned about the office of economic workforce development and it's effort to foster community and make the buyer market street corridor something that be proud of thanks to much for watching and tune in next time for
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issue. >> homeless in san francisco is a challenging issue that effects owner in the city in many different was as of the 2014 homeless census over 64 homeless in individual in the city to try to address the issue we've got a
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program for chronic homeless welcome to the navigation center. >> this pilot project is for people living on the street what makes it different the navigation center is able to accommodate homeless encampments lowell u allowing people to keep their pets and bring their personal bloonlz. >> the full realization that people don't want to be homeless not refuse services but from the services don't meet them and not relevant they're not going to be successful if you look at the budget losses we've got a community sacrifice important people to get food and laundry we're standing next to the bathrooms it is designed to be a
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dynamic and brief residential experience where right of on this site city staff to connect you to homeless places to return to family dine is up for medi-cal and all those things that are complicated for people. >> the other exciting thing city agencies come on site and provided the services for folks this is existed to see when the goal of streamlining a a whole processes of getting people on go gentle assistance into housing as much as possible. >> way totally different you can come and agree as please and get laundry services and showers any time of the day and night it's twenty-four hours a day whatever and twhefr it's not like any other she recalls. >> they come and help people
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for what it is they're required the issues they need and reach out and do what we can to say okay how can we accommodate you to get you set up and straight never in my mind imagined a program like this this place it different and a a lot a lot that better it works. >> the navigation is center is a collaboration of partnerships too city departments one is the homeless outreach team managed by the san francisco distributing i look forward to the navigation center we'll have our agents go out and help and say don't go anymore over and over send our dayshift out they've meet the population and hang out and hang in the encampment and transport people and be with them and make
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immediate impacts with me and my staff. >> bringing our wloongz whatever you go presents a problem this place their help with the storage i don't have to worry about it staying here you know you're getting things done they need to get things down done to get off the street avenue of the hope alsoness is gone. >> they help you if you're hungry go eat if e you need to go places go. >> they're 4th district it awe auto. >> it was funded through a unanimous donation and of may 2015 an additional $3 million to help to continue the program
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beyond 18 months. >> you see people coming out they're ready to being so the future homes you know how variable the navigation center is my message for the constituents yes something can be done do break chronic homelessness it is being done. >> this is a community that sets an example but i how to pick an area that was funky they've seen we're trying to do is help their neighbors they've seen getting sicker and more frail and broken down on the streets and welcomed us that's a powerful statement people are exist and president in they're becoming to see the movement for folks and people on the streets are only survival modes where is there next meal and their itch more carefree.
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>> the staff here is interpretation the first day i have a appointment and everything was made all you do is go through them this makes a huge difference. >> to get settled in a helping hand to get on my feet take care of the issues i have and get out of bed and help. >> even though the navigation center has been up in march 2014 the program is creating successful outreach for it's clients. >> a month ago they came to me and asked me to go into a new program i moved into here and now 3 months later i have my own
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place it is mine i lock my door don't worry about my stuff it feels human again (clapping.) >> good afternoon, everyone good morning; right? good morning, everyone (laughter) thanks everybody for coming out it is not everyday that we get to no matter a new muni line let along a rail line on which the historic streetcars will be operating we couldn't be more excited to be out here we have a lot of folks without whom we wounded be here so a special day for muni and special day in the history of transit a great day for the city i'll start by saying a lot of people have to work hard for a long time to
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make something like that happen but at the top of the lard is the mayor from the time he took office and really the decades in the city supporting infrastructure in supporting good capital planning the kinds of things to have p in place to get to a point like this the mayor is a supporter and couple of years ago we convened a task force that land to a $500 million bond that was approved last year this week he signed the city budget among many others great things that is bring to the city included service increase which the t line is a part this is the kind of leadership we need to bring the kind of transit service to the city to have it grow in the future please carry on conversations out in the hallway. please join me in welcoming our
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mayor, mayor ed lee >> (clapping). >> good morning as well thanks east side for our leadership if i can thank you you and the commissioners of the sf transportation agency and our county transportation authority working together with the city and the board of supervisors and really glad to be here today with supervisor christensen supervisor scott wiener and supervisor jane kim joining us we're dedicated to improving expanding our public transportation it the best example i god got to ride on the newest edition to the streetcars and ike thank you, again rick from the historic streetcars history he provided that connection we were talking about dolores park all the mayors if feinstein on to that have really led the effort i know that from
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me, me to art to senator feinstein so many people wanted to link the entire embarcadero well, this morning i'm here to dispel rumors the e line is to be the ed line it is the embarcadero and f is not the fine line but all the alphabet but there are names here i want to say i know senator wanted to be here and representatives from feinstein and boshgs that have begun fantastic not so many other things that helped our city to be successful i wanted to ride that with senator feinstein i know this is in her heart to get this done she's a great leader in the past and the
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cable cars and all alternative things that hopefully rick will have a chance to talk about the history this is a remarkable day to exemplify an additional 10 percent of services means in one part we've got extensions of line and in other be neighborhoods of the city but for this embarcadero to have this e line go all the way if at&t park to fisherman's wharf and have an open air approach to it and then have muni drivers like robert parks and others working for muni since 1997 i think enjoying every year to serve the popping public a whole system mr. their pcos or police department or management or commissioners working with the federal commissioners and board
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of supervisors and state and local agencies working to improve that's why we have confidence that our muni can have a one billion dollars operation that really cares about getting people around this desire city we can manage and certainly manage all the things to get people around the visitors and people working here friends and families safely and efficiently through the rest of the city this is one of the most enjoyable rides both cars are historic that car comes from england i won't mess with all the details but i'll say that we say an uncovered vehicle that has a lot of history to it riding along the embarcadero it is fun it is exhilarating and another kind of cable car experience in san francisco and i love the history of the city i'll work
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and continue to work to make sure those things can happen and that services will increase that we reduce congestion and work hard on that by the way, make sure that vision zero is all part of everything we do this $500 million bond our public passed we're working very hard attorney general make sure those vision zero projects are done and i know that muni is in the lead and other agencies public works and everyone else has to work with high levels but let's celebrate this new service and line let's link to the history of the car and the fun but all the appreciation that i have thought marries and the leaders and confirmations before us and the supervisors all working together to make sure that is part of the great public transportation system we want to have in our great city making history and celebrating that
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past but moving forward as the coincide phrase from muni it is all about forward muni how we serve more of the public the pride in the system for everybody works with each other congratulations sfmta and congratulations county transportation thank you everybody for being here hope you get a ride on this as much as you can thank you (clapping.) >> thank you, mr. mayor certainly we wouldn't be here without our leadership the leadership at city hall extends to the second floor the board of supervisors has continued to provide the policy and funding leadership to support things like bringing the e like to fruition but the mayor made reference this is a long-standing demand for the people that ring the bell for the embarcadero for this kind of services this provides the
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connectivity from the caltrans to the ball park all the way up to pier 39 and fisherman's wharf and the northern part of the bayer the supervisors that represent the policies are are here and instead voices for better transportation in san francisco and better transportation service i was called into a meeting three or four years and the institutional leaders from the corridor demand or expressing the demand for this kind of services and the grassroots leadership that manifest in the supervisors it represents that is part of why we're here first representing the northern half of the e line i want to bring up someone before they got into office was an advocate for the
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transportation for the northeast part of the san francisco she's been in office and focused among things on transportation issues and saving transportation so ms. marcason district 3 julie christensen (clapping) >> good morning my first thanks are to rick and bruce and the leaders and the volunteers of the market street railroad i was out the advocacy it is a 20-year project so congratulation to the market street rail way determined effort to make that happen i'm perspective to mayor ed lee and the volkswagen of leaders for dianne feinstein for supporting this crazy idea and tilly chang and others that made that happen i this is a great thing for the city this is going to be a lot
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fun riding along the waterfront i want to focus an district 3 my district includes some of the density neighborhood in the united states we have a typography a roll call top great most of my constituents don't own cars we're trying to improve the public transportation for district 3 i'm thrilled that soon our district will have the first subway in san francisco and the first rapid transit in san francisco and i'm delighted to welcome the e line as charming and fun for my constituents this is serious business not only do we have those are o those dense neighborhood but welcomes tens of thousands of shoppers to union square tourist that are visiting fisherman's wharf and chinatown and other places in the district they need to get around and this transportation
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on the east side is virtually important not only to get people back and forth but to make sure our city runs smoothly we're excited about f this edition in service i've been quoting from of the follower leader of bothering talk the market is a great city not one poor can bribe but when rich people takes massive transit that puts on and on us on that thank you. >> thank you supervisor christensen and representing the southern end of the e line is supervisor jane kim that's been as most folks know one the leading voices that was behind vision zero to san francisco and vision zero being our goal to eliminate traffic faults by 2024 but representing the folks that have among the lottery levels of
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car ownership and transit ridership the highest but a voice to improve leadership to pushing up to engage the east side of her district and to think extend and approve transit district for the east side including the. rightone: lynn line please join me in welcoming jane kim. >> thank you. i was going to that supervisor christensen and i have some things in common absorbing 60 percent of the residential construction in san francisco taking place be here for years your residents have been asking for more public transit lines to make sure we have to the infrastructure to make sure our neighborhood is connected to others i want to recognize our residents that have for years been advocating the chair bruce he couldn't be
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here he he is going to jury duty heart broken and co-authored from the cracking and dr. many me me for the foundation that push for the e line to make sure it happened and it makes me proud we're delivering on that today director reiskin not often you have a new line our district has two the 55 which is connecting the mission neighborhood and bart to mission bay along with the ucsf medical campus and the average office building and the e line it connects fisherman's wharf to the bart and caltrain station transit is critically important as we grow we know that everyone can't continue to drive we have to make our streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists but make sure we have option for the
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residents not only to get to the do you only core but we're also crisscrossing and connecting neighborhoods this is a huge effort and it is nice to not just talk about is it or promise it but say we're going to be openly it today congratulations to the market street roadway and sfmta and the mayor's office and great to have a line it connects into districts thank you supervisor christensen. >> thank you, supervisor kim as many of you know the board of supervisors also sits as the trpgs transportation authority the coming transportation authority and i wanted to acknowledge the executive director tilly chang and the da is currently chaired if i supervisor wiener it sits on the metropolitan adrenalin transportation commission a
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strong voice for the transportation particularly looking at san francisco's needs but locally has been one of the stropth voices for transportation for the advocacy in 2011 for the streets respond up until last year supporting both the geobut bringing prop b that increased the general fund that goes to muni wouldn't have been there without his leadership been a strong supporter of systems constructive critic i rides it everyday and like us he experiences both the exchanges but seize the opportunities please join me in welcoming from district 8 supervisor and chairman of the transportation authority scott wiener. >> (clapping.) thank you, ed and my district is not including the e like line but the end of the f line one
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integrated system for the streetcars sometimes in san francisco we have this tension between the city's past and historic where we are moving into the future the e line really in my mind is a perfect blend of the fast and the future it is wonderful to be able to preserve and use those wonderful historic streetcars i want to give all the creditor it in the word to the market street railway and others for saving those streetcars and saving this system along with the cable cars to make sure as the city changes and grows we don't just jet son some of the treasurers we have as a city but this line is not just about cherishing the past it is b also about moving us to the future as a city we good and talking about the impacts on housing and the
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costs of housing but the congestion in the city and the wear and tear and strain on our public transportation system as we good by 10 thousand people a year we've not been focusing on enough we're growing in this part of town and need to have more and more more and more parts of city that are connected by transit and particularly the mission bay area supervisor kim has mentioned is an area that is supervisor breed and didn't have nearly enough transit the fact we have those tracks in the ground and vehicles and have this line and we're not making the best was was a shame to activate this entire ear and utility those vehicles to connect noib to the northern neighborhoods is just tremendous it is only the beginning i know we have more and more transcript
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h transit systems and the voters have been clearing about the sfaiks to eveningly passing the muni bond last year and passing unanimously the voters get it and city hall gets it we're going to keep doing this i want to note our county transportation authority was administered through the statistics as invested $19 million in historic strrts that is a team effort so congratulations to everyone and particularly congratulations to the residents and everyone else who will by the people from this service thank you (clapping.) >> thank you supervisor wiener and the rest of the board of supervisors it really is a team effort we couldn't have done it without you a little bit closer to the ground in order to make
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the streetcars available and in order to be able to find the the resources to be able to expand the services to open the line there are a lot of tough decisions in terms of the overall mta budget in terms of of the execution of our strategy plans they're made by the board of directors we're governed by a 7 member board the folks that are appointed empty the mayor serve would the compensation but we've been very lucky over at least certainly from my tenure in having great leadership with the board of directors it is with great pleasure i welcome up the chair and vice chair please join me in welcoming tom nolan and concerning. >> thank you, mr. mayor the board of supervisors is happy to
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be here on behavior the board of directors we're numerously proud 7 thousand people move around the city that is a wonderful thing i want to mention two people one is not here i never think of historic vengeance without thinking of cam beach who died several years ago and also i wanted to say ed reiskin we're so fortunate to have a man of his dedication and lots of great things are happening thank you vice chair. (clapping.) >> year and a half i think the chairman said it all i will echo nothing in the city happens by the result of one person's actions or organizations this one example i look forward to riding the e line it was some of the most fun i've had in san
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francisco thank you (clapping.) >> thank you. the political leadership behind muni and behind the e line expands far and wide the mayor made reference to senator boxers and senator feinstein was one the chief architect and part of what makes that possible we're joined could i by formerly supervisor and board president supervisor david chiu staff and justin a muni alumni want to acknowledge him and assembly member the support we get increasing a recent hundred and $40 million cap & trade is how we're continuing to grow service in san francisco we've heard from a lot of the folks in government but without question next to dianne feinstein there was no person
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who is as both peppering and professionally responsible for us being here today than rick this is a passion of his both in his professional time and a lot on his own times over decades that is part why we're here today please join me in welcoming the president of the market street railway association rick (clapping.) >> well, we know this is a team sport in fact, san francisco is a team sport and i could spend all day talking about everyone that is involved in the activity its all true you don't do anything alone in this city and the listener of the mayor and ed reiskin and tom nolan and cheryl brinkman and sfmta are important for the
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betterment of the transportation system i want to acknowledge the market street raul railway past and present your surrounded by them those folks have given thousands and thousands of hours of volunteer time over decades to help make what you see here happen if you sit in this spotlight thirty years ago we have had been directly under a double freeway the entire waterfront you know had trithsz away from it's mairment history but didn't know what that was going to be a few people had the vision to see a world-class waterfront i want to acknowledge one in particular he can't be here he passed away one year and one day ago doug right that
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served mayor feinstein and served mayor agnos as the deputy mayor for transformation tra transportation that is part of douglas lying lillian widow i hope you'll give her a round of applause also anothers important few minutes is me, me the president of the delance project she got those tracks put in to connect the f line up there what the n and t line to the south the e line couldn't have taken place if it wouldn't have gotten done she lobbied city hall she can't be here but i'd like a hand for me,
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me delany's street is a gift to our city the original vision so for the e line that mayor feinstein and doug started was to go to fisherman's wharf and continue to for the mason the e line has been a tragedy dream for a looked at and connected the parkland and provides walking and bicycle successful assess and serve the nonprofits organization that were at for the mason the past director of mason alex it is here a guiding light in retrofits this idea along with the fisherman's wharf organization they're the who helped to get the national park to do an environmental impact report not paid for by the city by the fed's with help from then
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speaker peelings office we're ready to engineer and fund that as soon as we get through the remaining hurdle to senator feinstein has pledged her hope we hope the city family makes that a reality the effort mason makes that longer and astrologer when she was mayor dianne feinstein support made the first streetcar possible in the 1980s i was in her office as a wet behind the easier volunteer and said is this not a mayor we can do this. >> she would i'll do it but i don't want to see new junk she had high standards he knew that
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every street corner had to be beautiful and reflected well, in the city she loved to see the original muni streetcars in fact the one that the mayor piloted for the mayors coincidental they still run and she loved the streetcars from around the world and a can new from back in the 1980s and she loved to drive that car and she actually grove it several times well, today besides openly the e line we're to double our procure mark street railway has been from england we depended upon r donated it from muni we started the first official run with passengers and has it's original sign reading
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the pleasure beach we don't have a pleasure beach but have a promenade and it is embarcadero so muni shop workers and i'll shout out to lee and mike ellis and the other carl johnson retarded if muni did a great job restoring this car (clapping.) we can't do this without our city workers ballot wouldn't have sailed our way excepts for two generous by michael thorstein who under wrote the costs of the car michael put your hand up please (clapping.) and to get it here we got a lot of help from ed ford explicit represented by cassandra
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(clapping) >> i bet you didn't know that fedex ships streetcars ear thankful to both of them and everyone associated with the boat and the e line thank you all so have much (clapping.) >> thanks rick and finally as i said before there was a strong community demand for the advocacy to get service on to the embarcadero so i want to invite up a couple of community leaders one from the north side and south side starting with john a third generation fisherman's wharf guy and the president of the festers benefits district please join me in welcoming in welcoming john (clapping.) >> thank you, ed also like to thank ed and
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supervisor christensen formally assemblyman david chiu and denying for helping to make it possible the fisherman's wharf association is happy for the e line service to begin my family has been a part of the fisherman's wharf for a a long time and watched the waterfront transform back then the embarcadero was beginning it's transition to the incredible use any questions of the uses today back then the what if was an island between the maritime and the embarcadero and fort massachusetts so that to the west west people like to use the cable cars but the locals used their cars today, the wharf is more important than ever we we've got
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the moratorium and the cruise ship and at&t park just to name a few automobiles can't handle the demand we rely on the f line it is transforming travel we thank senator feinstein for her lunar new year. >> thank you to her for connecting the designations and taking the pursue off the embarcadero and thank you to the sfmta for making that a reality and looking forward to the full 7 day service we urge the city and national park service to move forward for fort mason our past leader was responsible for reviving the plan through the historic tunnel and saw the
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exhibitions were a natural fit with our restaurants and attractions we needed that extension soovrn and bend to having attractive streetcars to the jerry dell square and the hiding and the muni pier and fort mason we hope you'll all join in supporting it. >> thank you. >> thanks john and representing the southern end we're pleased to be joined by katie the president of the rincon hill mission bay association she's been a unifying voice in government and other organizations to improve the quality of life many evenings down pier 40 where the group has it's meetings and she's a great advocate and critic when need to be but a great partner in
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improving things in that part of town please join me in welcoming. >> good morning neighbors i see a lot of the familiar faces i'm so excited to be here on behalf of the rincon hill association welcome to the e line finally we've been advocating for the e line for a number of years? a tree special day for us who live here thank you, mayor ed lee and director reiskin and rick and bruce of market street railway our eastern neighborhoods if you're not familiar going set we're the most dynamic part of the city we're adding residents and businesses every single day but the option in transportation have not kept pace we're happy to have the e line but now now
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we need to look at the future and make sure that the e line gets extended to fort mason and the dog patch thank you. >> (clapping) >> well thank you. i want to close by anglo the many people within the sfmta who have been working not only to make this event and day happen but the e line up and happening john halley our transit dork and his staff lee and julie and others our communication director candice sue who is responsible and thank you to the riders that know how to use the e line and we're joined by our rail director the difficult task of getting people from safety and a
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lot of folks working together to make that happen so thanks everybody 10:00 a.m. tomorrow we'll start our weekend 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. if this point forward and next year extending 7 day service so we'll really excited to be at this milestone and thanks everyone to be coming out we'll cut a ribbon and service starts tomorrow morning thank you. >> also want to acknowledge one last time our board chair bruce is serving the city on jury duty it is all for him he played a huge we'll role we all appreciate it. >> hold this with one hand
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1, 2, 3. >> all right. (whistle blows)
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>> 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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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>> 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
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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
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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
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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 >> (clapping) i'd like po to welcome you all for this ceremony thank you for joining us i hope and trust getting here with the closer it wasn't not hard i to the here at 7:30 we're going to begin the program with the national black anthem of the republic of korea sing the star extending spending banner and then bringing on students from korea singing the
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korean national black anthem please join me with our amendment national anthem ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ (clapping.) >> thank you ladies and gentlemen, if you would please remain standing i'd like to introduce the kids from korean college who are studying for courses in the summer their chicagoan choi flew over with his wife from korean chancellor thank you if the students will now come on stage
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(clapping.) >> smile. >> please cue the national anthem of the republic of korea ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ (singing in korean) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ . (clapping.) >> thank you very much nice presentation at this point i'd like to introduce our chaplain to present the invocation please
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remain sitting chaplain denny is a retired juney sergeant recipe of the navy cross for valor and purple heart in the battle of the hook during the korean war he's also the current chap lip of the first marin division please welcome denny wiseburg. >> please remain seated in our own persuasion please follow along with what i have to say heavenly father we're blessed you've preserved this spot this glorious place to put a glorious memorial for the korean war we ask you put our loving armed around everyone that has to do with with this all the veterans
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that were there both korean and american in korean during that war their families please remember those we have lost i'll like to ask you to take one momentum of silence in memory of those brave souls in the landing in 1950 and the sounds like from 1950 to 1953 (silence) god we just thank you so much for the privilege of serving you and serving our country's we just thank you so much for this glorious day and glorious scene i ask you to put our
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loving arms around those folks around you are military whatever in harm's way eir otherwise and our families around this will think a be a great educational spot for the future those things we ask in your holy name. >> thank you denny we're very pleased and honored we have a special guest who is joining us former skooirtd 0 george p sxhuflts and his wife for the city and county of san francisco (clapping) and for the state of california secretary councilmember curls who identical was awarded the sole peace prize by the government of the republic of korean in 1992 the most recent
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recipe was from germany george not to make a few remarks please welcome the secretary of state. >> thank you. >> fellow veterans and those who are marines let's goes simplify simplify. >> i started my career in siphon government in the i's hover and isaac closed it out we're proud of that for younger people i's hover was a very wise map man now the relationship with too the united states and south coroner is long and close and during my time as secretary of state we worked closely together and i made quite a few of the trips to korean and i
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remember all the planning that went into the soul olympics and look at the wonderful ways the properties westbound developed one incident that stands out everyone was worried security particular with the north tendency towards take care religious freedom we worked on that. >> and one occasion the sooifb foreign minister was visited me i took him to the white house and reagan said mrvpt steven athletes will be in soul no north korean temper religious freedom that's nailed down thank you. >> (clapping.) thank you, mr. secretary. >> will typed i'd like to
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recognize the people for whom this memoryal a constructed to your right those whiteheads stones 20002 hundred and 73 are for people that fought in the korean war for those men and women and for all of you here we're a debt of gratitude will all korean war veterans please stand and be recognized (clapping.) thank you, gentlemen. >> we also, of course wouldn't be here without donations so wild all donors who that made this possible to please stand and be recognized
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(clapping.) thank you, gentlemen ladies and gentlemen, we also have with us today each of uh our distinguished guests 23rr789 will be speaking several will not i want to acknowledge and recognize them first we have supervisor scott wiener of san francisco and we have vice president of the are korean war million foundation a strong supporter of korean war veterans mr. mann jay kim (clapping.) let's see our next speaker is a man who most of you know judge
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convincing necessarily restored are r retired superior court judge and now want and chairman of the korean war millennial foundation please welcome mr. contra costa (clapping.) >> good morning to everyone i don't know if that gentleman who spoke introduced himself he's jerry regard that is correcter the almost only employee of the foundation and once upon a time and still forever united states marin korean e corp. captain i want to recognize him (clapping.) i do have some remarks but i
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have the responsibility under our sometimes second degree emitted mode of operation of the foundation to recognize some other attendees and guests we're pleased to see here reference was made i'd like that them to stand chancellor and ms. jewishic choi of korea (clapping) and to egon choi the president of the soul san francisco sister city committee (clapping) ms. paula collins vice chair
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chairman of the presidio board of directors (clapping) and other members of the foundation board of directors i'd like to ask them to stand after i recite their them curtis lieutenant commander and frank united states merchant marin who retired (clapping) and we have a wonderful accountant who i would like to say have stand steve lynn (clapping.) i also want to record the fact that president here 3 representatives of 3 of the members of the u.n. e united
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nations which participated in the korean war the council general the leggings burger and - (clapping.) deputy council general of id dr. k jay (clapping) and from the consul general of the republic of the philippines reginald bernard (clapping.) it is said and admiral brown is here admiral can you stand please (clapping) it is said that nothing is a short as the public's memory
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those here born before 1935 or before 1940 the memory of june 25, 1950 remains especially for those persons who after that dark day were in or transported to the republic of korea as a soldier a nurse navy, castro street or merchant marin sailor or markup and many of the veterans are here thank god today others present represent americans, koreans and others as president dwight dj iblgs hover proclaimed on january 20th,
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1953, at much is time in history we who are free much proclaim a new our faith 3 years later came pamela and a troubled trust that continues in tragic division of a people that should be one nation at peace and threatening no other nation we hear assembled should never forget the assumption of the responsibility of the u.n. members led pie america joined by the republic of korea in preserving the great good of south korea our purpose to remind post 1943 generations of that struggle the unity of these
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us bank members and the deaths and wound of those buried cross the road and the 2 hundred millions members military and siphon who died in those 3 years and who lie elsewhere this millennial constitutes a notable undertaking accomplished by a hundred of millions of korean and american we remember when freedom was preserved as part of an asia peninsula that must one day be holy free history is to a nation what memory is to an individual our respective republics are built on invented free speech and law and order constructive
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social purpose and international peace hang cook (calling names) the korean people are peace loving and harding people so two (clapping.) are the americans and unmembers that joined the south korea people with valor to reject gratification and create an example for future generations and eternity to those virtues and to that purpose we dictate this historic
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monument thank you (clapping.) >> thank you, judge cop and the judge mentioned i was a captain in the marin korean i would be remiss in i looked at technology the president here of the general in the marine corp. and the board member of the foundation michael u s generally of the club on memorial street donald reed is a treasurer of the memorial foundation and the personal donor of over a quarter of a million dollars to this million he'll be reading a
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message florida senator dianne feinstein remarks she prepared because her business in washington prevented here from being here today please welcome my guest. >> thank you jerry good morning ladies and gentlemen i'd like to acknowledge first secretary schmitz and also judge cop former judge and mayor ed lee it pleased me very much to make those comments on the on behalf of senator feinstein she would today, we celebrate the groundbreaking for the bay areas korean million that commemorates and honors the courageous korean war conveniences with their
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surface for freedom and democracy it is fitting indeed that a permanent million be located here as san francisco was the point for so many americans that fought in that war and the end of the journey for so many who returned through the golden state both living and dead this million will help to insure the all of a sudden forgotten people are remembered to all korean veterans thank you for your services and my thanks to everyone for the support of this million and our remembrance of the modern 2 hundred and 50 thousand americans and south korea's allied soldier that gave their lives in the name of the freedom for the republic of korea thank you senator dianne
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feinstein (clapping.) thank you, don i neglect of duty to mention following 24 ceremony to our left food will be served complimentary luncheon for anyone that wants to stick around and eat i for one will typed i'd like to introduce a gentleman who most of you know the honorable mayor edwin lee city and county of san francisco mr. mayor (clapping.) >> thank you, captain parker and thank you for your service to our city and country hello, everybody welcome you know, i think our particular blessed this morning since i
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believe according to nancy who is the chairperson everyday is foggy but today not foggy you know i don't have an opportunity to thank my dad for being a veteran i'll speak through the veterans here to thank him that's why here today i'm proud to stand here and celebrate the long awaited groundbreaking for the site of the million dollar our veterans have chesterfield chosen i think that is an outstanding site and perfect for this memorial it certainly commemorates and honors our well deserving veterans and together we in san francisco will always remember remember the americans that fought in the all of a sudden
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forgotten war with their brother and sister in south korea i want to thank again, the houbl inventing i quinton cop and men's e members of the coroner foundation have insured the future generation those you saw sing and many more who perhaps with that reminder never forget the true cost of war and certainly the true price of freedom today thousands of military veterans call san francisco their home in our city i working along with supervisor scott wiener and the entire board of supervisors we will not turn our backs on the dedicated veterans that made surfaces for our freedom so the the men and women return from the armed services we'll make
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sure they get proper support and services from education to jobs to housing in our city burglary make sure they're not on our streets and i i want to give a specialized recognize by the end of this year thangsz to the generosity of benny hoff and other volunteers we'll end homelessness for veterans in san francisco. (clapping.) i've had the privilege of knowing now for almost two years our consul general from korea i want to thank him for his friendship and our soul sister city to visit soul and honor the people of south korea and to make sure we continue this wonderful relationship that we have in culture and education
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and more and more in the business relationships all san francisco should take pride in this million that hours the korean veterans thanks to the service their services will not be forgotten and all of us all of us have benefited by their service to protect our feemz and given what has happened of the things we celebrate in san francisco i want to say that freedom is pretty nice to have and that's why we need to thank people that have surfaced the ultimate for this let this million also stand for a testament not only for war but to the freier and the united states and republic of korea that builds a partnering that provides us what opportunity for
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culture an education and economic collaborations and i look forward captain and consul general and minister kim and george and charlotte and to the wonderful foundation leaders and to honorable judge cop to this day we not just kick start this but see this million and is a shake our hands yet we all night in the future of generations to appreciate what occurred then and what we do for each to keep our nation's strong thank you very much (clapping.) thank you. >> thank you, mayor ed lee at this point i'd like to say to bring judge cop back to the microphone for a special introduction judge cop. >> my pleasure to present the
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honorable kim i couldn't know who a member of the national assembly of the republic of korea chairman of the american veterans of korea foundation an organization dedicated to supporting veterans representative kim flew here from soul yesterday for this occasion and at 2:00 p.m. believe it or not he's going to be as sfo flying back to soul so join me in a happy greeting to representative kim i couldn't know (clapping.)
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(clapping.) >> good morning, everybody. we speeding i would like to congratulate the millennial foundation for today is groundbreaking ceremony of this million in san francisco i would like to thank the san francisco korean million foundation and the president quinton co-cop sea others for hosting simple a mooifb be event and thank you to mayor ed lee, consul general hang and kay vice president of the cornell being leaders today most importantly i'd like to
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gnaw my deepest gratitude to the korean war veterans and families that devoted themselves to protect freedom and peace in the republic of korea it is my privilege and honor to attend to today is ceremony and deliver a speech on behalf of the republic of korea 2 years ago as the president has a special envoy i attended the 16th anniversary which was held and coroner million no washington, d.c. in front of a president obama and about 10 thousand korean war veterans and their families i promised to establish a foundation to support those hero
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these and others last year, i promised the american developers of the korean foundations to work to provide avoidance to korean war veterans and their descendents including a scholarship program and others products next year we hope we have the chance to give a scholarships to students from san francisco during the korean war many american soldiers came to korea from san francisco today, we are joined by many who were shipped off to korea from san francisco including cornell and i'm sure any anothers thanks to those veterans i'm sure that many veterans from san francisco have wanted to see this million for a long time
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it is a stipend there was no korean war million in san francisco until now despite it's historical meaning in the korean war although it is late i'm happy the korean government can speak to build the korean million in san francisco i'd like to give a special thanks to all those people who donated we will continue to crotch fully until the end the united states and its republic of korea have marking tougher share the prosperity together thanks to korean war veterans korean people will not forget the surface and fight of the korean war veterans it is my
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hopes as chairman of the american veterans of the korean foundation will further strengthen the u.s. korean alliance that was forced in blood all those years ago i look forward to the new chapter our two countries will offer together including i once again pay my deepest went and gratitude to the korean war veterans i hope this million keeps the memory of a korean war veterans lee alive for future generations of san francisco i wish you all great health and happiness go bless you and your families (clapping.) >> thank you, representative thank you very much
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foundation was established in 2010 and in 2011 was accorded tax exempt status by the internal revenue service and the california franchisee tax board serving as president of the foundation during those years and until february 20th, 2015, was former congress retired marin korea cornell we'd of the navy cross at a second lieutenant with the marin corp. in korea and 15 year members of the united states how's house of representatives my friend since 1962 the honorable paul pete ma
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columnist key junior (clapping.) he has transmitted to me 3 sentences which i asked him to say so i can gnaw them to all of us as follows: the million we commence to build today will honor the dead of 18 nations over 36 thousand americans and 9 hundred thousand south korean military who setting out to enforce the landmark provisions of the u.n. charter adapted in this city in 1945 never again should one nation
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invade another 3 year war ended in that left the people of korea divided against there will hopefully, this monument mr. will last long enough to see the peaceful reunification of the people in who's honor so many died from 1950 until 1953 my pleasure now is to present the chairwoman of the presidio trust the presidio was established by an act of congress and under the provisions of that
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statute there is is term limit and i regret that the term limit applies to the person i am about to introduce her name is nancy hellman bechtel she's led the presidio trust and served with notable for 8 years she's a san franciscan from a family of san franciscans date to the 19th century also a person that leads by practice today, she gave me this envelope what is in this envelope? i believe in this envelope is a
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check representing a donation to the chronically foundation now how often does our landlord donate money to you? (clapping) >> would you, please welcome the leader what hospital insured the best corporation i can imagine about our landlord the presidio trust and we striving poor tenants nancy hellman beck at all (clapping) (laughter) wow. that's quite an introduction anyway it is my pleasure on behalf of the presidio trust to welcome you all here and really to thank convincing phenomenon for the nice words that's a pleasure to work with him as quinton said all of us who
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serve on the presidio trust it is a finite term i'd like have the pleasure of being on this board for 7 plus years and chairman for the last 4 years i had the privilege of being here when the korean war memorial was first proposed and accepted by the trust i'm still on the braid until the new members will be scorn in looks like that is wednesday so i'm taking this time to enjoy the last time is chairman and totally appropriate i'm here today, i worked with quinton and the war million fund to get this thing done since 1776 tests been home if the spaniards to the mexicans when we celebrity the golden gate
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bridge i actually called my friend general mike myet and said do you think that the navy and the marines would like to get involved in this celebration he said, of course, so many people that shipped out from here they are last site of the american is the presidio and the golden gate bridge so thanks to mike he called his friends in the navy and marines we sent out the architecture carrier the minutes came in under the golden gate bridge with 5 thousand sailors running the ship that was a beautiful site thank you mike (clapping.) so the trust has sought to continue the presidio's role as a plays of service and recognizes it's military history
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thousand of men and women train here in the presidio and bart for all wars and certainly the korean war this million supports that by commemorating the soldiers who fought and often gave their lives in that war and more and more has been mentioned more than 23 hundred veterans are buried in the national ceremony up there including general william d the highest prisoner of war in the korean war he served as deputy commanding general of the 16 u.s. army at the presidio there is no more fitting place to have this million than right here as you look at the golden gate bridge looking at the national ceremony and cross the whole bay alcatraz i want to congratulate everyone for this success of the fundraising and
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the success of groundbreaking you're all my heros thank you (clapping) thank you very much. >> thank you chairwoman beck at all very well said were while we're on the presidio trust on my level a little bit lower than chairman beck at all our closet allies has been a man named michael bowing land achieve the park development for the presidio trust and an ardent ally since it's inception this was michael that first brought john stevens and don reed treasurer to view this site as a possible site for the million nevertheless to say it is beautiful and price also and
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chairwoman beck tail mentioned i'll ask you to join me in welcoming this michael bowing land michael (clapping) thank you, thank you good morning, everyone thank you for coming and welcome to the presidio i cannot how pleased i am after several years we've worked on this project and breaking ground on this million thank you to all the veterans here your service to our community and nation is incredible and today is really about honoring your service (clapping) as nancy beck topple mentioned presidio as a legacy of service generations of soldier served here and kept our nation safe generation of the soldiers served here and support our
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local community shelter to thousands of revenues and patrolling the city and keeping it safe as well there's a dual outlet in the mission protecting our nation and also serve our local community as this dual legacy of support our community is something we in the presidio trust take seriously today several volunteers come and work in the park and serve our innovation in a civilian way but the honor of military serve every year tens of thousand of young people develop as future leaders and future generations by connecting to the rich history they honor the men and women that served here every year leading from across the country train at the presidio institute in fort scott
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and leave spider by the presidio armed workplace an ambition to serve the community so in this way we the presidio and the community that now loves this place and uses this place everyday continue this legacy of service and try to live up to the standard that was set by the men and women that served our country here so for me this million represents many things that represents not only on a opportunity for us to honor the men and women who severed in this war the men and women who made the ultimate surface for our safe as nancy said shipped out the last united states with the golden gate but it serves as a beacon for the generations of people to come that will joust this park and it will be spider by the legacy of services in their own ways in their community and think it to build
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on the example set by the men and women that served here i'm delighted this mill will be here we strongly believe 2 too can be a piece of beacon that the presidio represents inform so many people and inspire young men and women who come here for generations to come i'll be remiss if i didn't thank the gentleman that stopped by my office to honor the men and women that served in korean in a way they deserve to be honored i can't tell how honored i am to be here where we share ♪ milestone towards chief of police that goal thank you, gentlemen for your service and based for this place >> thank you, michael
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(clapping.) warren is a retired colonel in the marina corp. and president of the military historic tourist company virginia organizers of the revisit korea towers many of us in the audience participated if you haven't contact warren they're quite quite popper popular forgive me warren is virus vice president of the korean war veterans association and here today in that capacity on behalf of the korean war veterans association please welcome cornell warren warren (clapping.) ladies and gentlemen it is an honor for me to be back here my wife and i got here on tuesday
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it rained the whole week but today it is beautiful thank you to the developers and families and friends and as virus vice president of the korean war veterans association it is an honor to represent our members and wanting larry and it is don't to be back in san francisco 65 years ago this month as a pfc i sailed under the golden gate bridge for korea and want to tell you that is an ad lib as soon as we got on the odds we got seasick (laughter) but the rest of the story ladies and gentlemen, is history and i'm looking at the history and theirs history here financing
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kim sail happened after three weeks we joined the first division and fought at the battle of next e neck to know and land and we served in the chosen reservoir all in 3 months in 1954 this is why i say i'm loyal to san francisco i returned to the marin marin barked in treasure island in 1944 i served for 4 years we processed the veterans returning not just the veterans when were buried here but the wounded they were housed in letterman housing here and in the outline naturally hospital on the other side of the bay it is important to all of you that
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working hard for this memorial to be constructed at the presidio this long over die since this great city as always known for taking care of the veterans that was the gateway to korea that was a return all through the golden gate bridge and a flew we when have that many airplanes i want to graduating congratulate all and thank you for having me here may god bless our country and the president and families and friends as well as the great people of san francisco i thank you very much and (clapping.) thank you warren. >> thank you warren. >> 94-year-old john stevens lieutenant cornell is a
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remarkable american with a remarkable history (clapping.) he was a 20-year-old sergeant at pearl harbor when the japanese attacked and served in the pacific in the epic battle of okinawa and one of the first marines to enter the korean war in the perimeter and participated that the first marin landing the liberation of soul and the reservoir caption he is the skeet of this foundation and the man that brought me on board he's the moral compass of that endeavor without his selfishly dlofgs please welcome lieutenant cornell john recognizing stevens
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(clapping.) what can i say after that thank you jerry mayor ed lee supervisor kim consul general and other distinguished guests it is a pleasure to be here the idea for the million was in the fall of 2009 not until 2010 we got this thing organized and idea by a small group of korean veterans today is a start of making that idea a reality and making the idea a reality required the help of many and i want to mention a few of the many first are the donors that have been so general reduce
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in supporting the idea today for a about $2.3 million in addition the republic of korea has pledged one million dollars we thank the presidio trust (clapping.) and in particular michael who gave us the choice of 40 great sites including many outstanding location and thanks to his staff for the great creative support they've given us kim and a has been hosting an annual dinner for local korean veterans for a number of years and in addition to his city council cash doomsz to the foundation he gave for the first two years of our existence provided on office clerical
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support and legal assistance to get us organized jay is one of the most generous people i know thank you man jay (clapping) last but not least we never could have achieved ore our fundraiser goal without the help of consul general and his staff have been resistantless in generating the large participation of the korean community in addition the consul general has been an ongoing supportive resource i've worked with consul general hahn for the past two years he's one of the finest gentleman i've ever met thank you consul general hahn and our staff
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(clapping.) having said that and now ladies and gentlemen it gives me great pleasure to welcome the from the republic of korea (clapping.) (clapping.) >> thank you, john for our kind introduction thank you all for your applause but i think it is not me but john that deserves the much applause to your leadership it is my great honor and privilege to be here with all of you today thank you former secretary golden gate commissioner walton's and mayor ed lee and
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the honorable kim almost 3 years ago john and dawn came to any office and asked us to participate in the fundraiser million since then the members of the korean community even the small joined the campaign so this today, we thank you. the donors including the county leaders my thanks to john and kim (calling names) many veterans korean is very good to join this efforts today my privilege to deliver the check on behalf of
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the korean government judge cop this is from my pocket it is one million dollars. >> wow. (clapping.) >> thank you very much thank you very much. (clapping.) >> no problem. >> (clapping.) this is your check and don't worry about that thank you okay thank you. thank you, thank you. >> as the previous speaker
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mentioned 65 years ago you veterans crossed this privilege to a country you never knew and a people you never met this presidio park was the plasma of the soldiers departed and went to the korean war that is why this is a miserable for this million in this presidio park to this korea would not be enjoying peace democracy and economic prosperity sacrifice and our hero religious freedom of the korean war veterans that's why 9 coroner for our sacrifice to me by the korean war veterans since the korean war korea has
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changed dramatically over the last decades korea has become the best economy in the world one thing that really means forever unchanged no sense of gratitude that the korean thank you for serving in the korean war the korean war is no longer a lost war but a victory all the veterans deserves the title of a horror and you sacrifice really record it forever in history and in this since i believe that the younger generation educated on the korean war and how important our future is this is the million a practices for the education of our younger generation i hope that all of you will
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continue to support and promote our strong alliance and partnering with korea and this great country the united states thank you very much. (clapping.) >> thank you very much thank you consul general hahn i'm a bit revved when quinton received the check he if ask for an id but just accepted the check (laughter) pursue you'll all be relieved to know the speaking part is over we ask you to stay in our seats for the groundbreaking the speakers will preserved down to the stage and you'll see gold shofldz the symbolic beginning to be followed by major construction and not long after that, the completion and official formal opening of this
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grand million thank you all very much yeah. >> one more time. >> one more time? >> yeah. >> hi today we have a special edition of building san francisco, stay safe, what we are going to be talking about san francisco's earth quakes, what you can do before an earthquake in your home, to be ready and after an earthquake to make sure that you are comfortable staying at home, while the city recovers. ♪
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>> the next episode of stay safe, we have alicia johnson from san francisco's department of emergency management. hi, alicia thanks to coming >> it is a pleasure to be here with you. >> i wonder if you could tell us what you think people can do to get ready for what we know is a coming earthquake in san francisco. >> well, one of the most things that people can do is to make sure that you have a plan to communicate with people who live both in and out of state. having an out of state contact, to call, text or post on your social network is really important and being able to know how you are going to communicate with your friends, and family who live near you, where you might meet them if your home is uninhab hitable. >> how long do you think that it will be before things are restored to normal in san
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francisco. >> it depends on the severity of the earthquake, we say to provide for 72 hours tha, is three days, and it helps to know that you might be without services for up to a week or more, depending on how heavy the shaking is and how many after shocks we have. >> what kind of neighborhood and community involvement might you want to have before an earthquake to make sure that you are going to able to have the support that you need. >> it is important to have a good relationship with your neighbors and your community. go to those community events, shop at local businesses, have a reciprocal relationship with them so that you know how to take care of yourself and who you can rely on and who can take care of you. it is important to have a battery-operated radio in your home so that you can keep track of what is happening in the community around and how you can communicate with other people. >> one of the things that seems important is to have access to your important documents. >> yes, it is important to have copies of those and also stored
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them remotely. so a title to a home, a passport, a driver's license, any type of medical records that you need need, back those up or put them on a remote drive or store them on the cloud, the same is true with any vital information on your computer. back that up and have that on a cloud in case your hard drive does not work any more. >> in your home you should be prepared as well. >> absolutely. >> let's take a look at the kinds of things that you might want to have in your home. >> we have no water, what are we going to do about water? >> it is important for have extra water in your house, you want to have bottled water or a five gallon container of water able to use on a regular basis, both for bathing and cooking as well as for drinking. >> we have this big container and also in people's homes they have a hot water heater. >> absolutely, if you clean your hot water heater out
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regularly you can use that for showering drinking and bathing as well >> what other things do people need to have aren't their home. >> it is important to have extra every day items buy a couple extra cans of can food that you can eat without any preparation. >> here is a giant can of green giant canned corn. and this a manual can opener your electric can opener will not be working not only to have one but to know where to find it in your kitchen. >> yes. >> so in addition to canned goods, we are going to have fresh food and you have to preserve that and i know that we have an ice chest. >> having an ice chest on hand is really important because your refrigerator will not be working right away. it is important to have somebody else that can store cold foods so something that you might be able to take with you if you have to leave your home. >> and here, this is my very own personal emergency supply box for my house. >> i hope that you have an
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alternative one at home. >> oh, i forgot. >> and in this is really important, you should have flashlights that have batteries, fresh batteries or hand crank flashlight. >> i have them right here. >> good. excellent. that is great. additionally, you are going to want to have candles a whistle, possibly a compass as well. markers if you want to label things if you need to, to people that you are safe in your home or that you have left your home. >> i am okay and i will meet you at... >> exactly. exactly. water proof matches are a great thing to have as well. >> we have matches here. and my spare glasses. >> and your spare glasses. >> if you have medication, you should keep it with you or have access to it. if it needs to be refrigerated make sure that it is in your ice box. >> inside, just to point out for you, we have spare batteries. >> very important. >> we have a little first aid
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kit. >> and lots of different kinds of batteries. and another spare flashlight. >> so, alicia what else can we do to prepare our homes for an earthquake so we don't have damage? >> one of the most important things that you can do is to secure your valuable and breakable items. make sure that your tv is strapped down to your entertainment cabinet or wall so it does not move. also important is to make sure that your book case is secure to the wall so that it does not fall over and your valuable and breakables do not break on the ground. becoming prepared is not that difficult. taking care of your home, making sure that you have a few extra every-day items on hand helps to make the difference. >> that contributes dramatically to the way that the city as a whole can recover. >> absolutely. >> if you are able to control your own environment and house and recovery and your neighbors are doing the same the city as a whole will be a more resilient city. >> we are all proud of living in san francisco and being
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prepared helps us stay here. >> so, thank you so much for joining us today, alicia, i appreciate it. >> absolutely, it is my pleasure. >> and thank you for joining us on another edition of building (clapping.) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i think we have more companies anywhere in the united states it's at the amazing statement we're not trying to be flashy or shocking just trying to create something new and original were >> one of the things about the conduct our you enter and turn your your back and just so the orchestra. the most contrary composer of this time if you accountability
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his music you would think he's a camera come important he become ill and it was crazy he at the end of his life and pushed the boundary to think we're not acceptable at this point for sure it had a great influence he was a great influence on the harmonic language on the contemporary up to now. i thought it would be interesting because they have e he was contemporary we use him on this and his life was you kill our wife you get poisons all those things are great stories for on opera. i was leaving behind a little bit which those collaborative
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dancers i was really trying to focus on opera. a friend of mine said well, what would you really want to do i said opera what is it not opera parallel. why isn't it are that i have the support now we can do that. i realized that was something that wasn't being done in san francisco no other organization was doing this as opposed to contemporary we are very blessed in san francisco to have organizations well, i thought that was going to be our speciality >> you create a conceptual idea for setting the opera and you spear ahead and work with the
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other sdierndz to create an overview vision that's the final product felt opera. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i was very inspired to work with him because the way he looked at the key is the way i looked at sports looking at the daily. >> so much our mandate is to try to enter disis particular work there's great dancers and theatre actresses and choirs we've worked with and great video artists is a great place to collect and collaborate. i had a model they have a professionally music yes, ma'am assemble and as a student i benefited from being around this
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professional on and on soccer ball and as a conductor i'd be able to work with them and it's helped my growth i had a dream of having a professional residential on and on soccer ball to be an imperial >> it operates as a laboratory we germ a national the ideas technically and work with activity artists and designers and video all over the on any given project to further the way we tell stories to improve our ability to tell stories on stage. that's part of the opera lab >> i was to investigate that aspect of renaissance and new work so that's why this piece it is important it was a
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renaissance composer. >> there were young people that are not interested in seeing traditional opera and like the quality and it's different it has a story telling quality every little detail is integrated and helps to capture the imagination and that's part of the opera how we can use those colors into the language of today. >> so one of the great things of the stories of opera and story combined with opera music it allows people to let go and be entertained and enjoy the music instead of putting on headphones. >> that's what is great about
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art sometimes everyone loves it because you have to, you know really great you have to have both some people don't like it and some people do we're concerned about that. >> it's about thirty something out there that's risky. you know disliked by someone torn apart and that's the whole point of what we're drying to do >> you never take this for granted you make sure it is the best if you can. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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