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test, test, test, test, test test. >> interviewer with the recording equipment in the room please rise for the pledge of allegian allegiance allegiance of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> president loving tuition i'd like to call roll at this time. president loftus oh, here (laughter) commissioner turman commissioner marshall commissioner dejesus commissioner mazzucco commissioner hwang commissioner melara president loftus you have a
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could you please state your name and also chief of police and joyce hicks. >> thank you. good evening, everyone and city hall welcome to the wednesday, august 19, 2015, of the police commission sergeant the next latin-american preparation retired police reverse rodney. >> colleagues you have in your packet a note regarding retired police reserve cpr last year to the city we're here to honor him. >> chief and members of the public and i'm officer, i'm the court reporting for the san francisco police department to my left is officer rodney until 2007 worked an details and
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assignments he got numerous captains accommodates and letters of appreciation from the public. >> oh, yeah. i wanted to say thank you for having me here the last night was 25 or to thirty years ago i was up here debating against the police hike my cousin was a member of the police commission and working in a difference city with people of color changed through the years i was born here in san francisco and raised here in san francisco and the reason he got into the program to marine about the city to note the core of the city they gum the opportunity to do that i've learned about different cultural there was only italians here and have
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irish and suddenly it changed but working in the police department had a lot of responsibility first was stress that goes along with that men and women that i worked with did a great job i mean he seen the core of it working with different communities especially chinatown and mission area and richmond and taraval i worked at all those stations doing the media, of course, you might have some bad apples around with you not all people in the department and officers most of my friends are retired a new generation i really want to thank you to the commissioners and the chief and his command staff for having me up here. >> chief speaking of the chief he's there to present you with a
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plague. >> first, i want to commend officer semiautomaticers and does a great job all the reserves are volunteers i can't say enough about what jeff no plaque for you only my heart of the thanks but rodney for your recollection of services for the citizens of san francisco and discharging our duties your hereby awarded the certificate of appreciation (clapping) >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much. >> colleagues anything officer thank you for your thousands of hours of service to the city your devoted to. >> thank you very much. >> and illicit call for any
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public comment on that matter hearing nun public comment is closed next line item arrest consent calendar received and file action to ask the chief to accept $5,000 for the central summer program request the chief of police to accept the donations of 6 thousand for the sf pd and occ document quarterly report second quarter 2015 talk sergeant colleagues you have in your packet those 3 items to accept $400 for the engagement summer program and the captain has ideas how to and request from the chief to accept this $6,000 and the protocols
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report which you'll note no issues in exchanging information between the department and occ that's why it is on the consent calendar to congratulations any questions for the chief for the occ i'd like to say entertain a motion. >> motion to approve >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? passed unanimously and sergeant call the next line item. >> 3 general public comment this time, members of the public may address the commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission except agenda items. with respect to agenda items, under police commission robert's rules of order neither i say police or commissioners are required to respond to questions but may provide a brief response the personnel shall refrain from
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entering into debates and please limit our comments to 3 minutes. >> good evening and welcome. >> i'm tom good evening president loftus and director hicks and chief suhr before i get hooked up sergeant kill shaw and the lieutenant before them have been spectacular representing little sfpd so for the public if only the rest of the force and members of the commission were as wonderful we would be a much wonderful city i want to say that before i say about the police number one presidents loftus not minute no particular about 3 months ago there will be
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a policy on cantonese not here i've been told it might be coming soon i'm hoping it about come very, very, very soon and want to have input into the final report i know that is a little bit late but the public especially people like me pushing for this over 2 and a half years maybe have a say number one number 2 in launch chief suhr spoke about the homes infamous jeff was strengthened for the last misbehavior that caused disgrace no follow-up on the investigation or indictments or prosecutions of jeff. lambert not to mention his previous crimes and as many of you may know tony's got ahold of him i thought i saw the names of
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one or two of you not in that document congratulations i'm told the city attorney, city attorney and us attorney investigations and the infamous that brought me into the infamous text at least 5 agrees r agencies looking at your corruption and i imagine 3 of the critical purposes will be dropped and won't be elected but the u.s. attorney and the fbi played that game good luck to you all all you in the room maybe tashthsd good luck to you and finally up to the 56 year anniversary of the controllers report on the damage they do to the city and liability nothing has been done for 4 years, 50 weeks and 6 days except for
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criminal actions trying to protect ♪ the district attorney's office what r why have you not regulating them properly i have only two seconds thank you have a great day >> thank you, mr. stall horse any further public comment. >> good evening and welcome. >> good evening i'm just only 85 years old and the united states is the biggest fascist country fascist can you believe he sent 6 people 6 police officer from richmond police station captain ta new york and now
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captain sam silverman a jewish fascist they i would like to know how nice that will be if your parents would be evicted and sleep on the street in the car for last thing i never the anything wrong in any life anything that any i can say but this fascist 6 people, 6 police came in and put me on the street my god what country god punished them this person punish him and his family fascist.
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>> you can't address any individual thank you. >> any further public comment? hearing nun public comment is closed. sergeant >> item 4 reports and announcements the chiefs report and review of recent activities good evening. >> good evening commissioners and director hicks and interested public first, i speak to the cameras that policy will be to the commission the first september 2nd. >> september that's the date with that it was a unanimous vote and i'll read the list at that time of everyone that votes more people that voted as the commissioners that attend were more often on the date it was unanimous. >> there is some report in the increase in property crime anal
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or automobile burglaries to put together a task force approach to try and force o focus on specific areas the district attorney offered if we very specific nights that are particularly lucky most nights he might be able to attach something to the group for a review to insure the best possible report and evidence for the prosecutor ability we're on it, it is sort of a con influence of legislative changes this and that that may not play into it, it is the current state of affairs before most of those commissioners some of whom a long time this was the first time we put together an be
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automatic burglary task force so we'll take a similar approach with more technology going forward there's been some blogging in the social media on market street of a mental ill person the video is a thirty minute video we've asked the producer of this she's not willing to give up what preceded the contact it is important to note there is some miss statements mr. fudge is not frail he didn't have a prosthetic lower leg 6 foot four and at least one of the officers noted a history of violence and event on steward street in february where a single female officers he was an
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aggressive panhandleer from a restaurant he mounted her and signatures pulled him off of her and 6 officers need to get him into custody one offers a sixth bite mark on his hand in june he asked a woman that was seated for a light she didn't have one he get upset and broke a cane over her head causing a severe bleeding to her head he was aggravated case pending on the fourth when officers contacted him for waving sticks in the blogging report he had kruchlz no crutches he was saying i r we want to get crutches they were indeed sticks out in the street
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on the sidewalk after sometime the officers did go to control him physically once he was on this ground in the video no blow struck, no language name-calling nothing, in fact, one bystander is saying please stop resisting when in control 14 no more than 4 once controlled the ambulance arrived i was sent to general for a psychiatric there's no control for a mentally ill person if you watch the video and know what the officers knew in trying to control him you'll agree the force used from at least what we see in the video not the other 19 minutes it
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appears reasonable. >> chief that is why it will be helpful when we have cantonese video i read in the media no complaints is that true obviously it could potentially come before us we can't say itch. >> president loftus and chief suhr forwarding the e-mails complaining about the construct to the occ we've received information from the captain and the station yes, yes a complaint will be opened at the occ once the members of the public contact police department about police officers conduct pursuant to the order the department provide the information in the open complaint and that's
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important for the public to understand there's not - you don't have to follow a exact procedure the chief forwards it and for people we have a process for handling accomplice misconduct to the not saying anything at this point it could come before this body we're reading what everyone else is reading. >> obviously director hicks and i spoke of this in the meeting i too have been actively involved in the investigation in order to know what i know. >> got it thank you. >> on a lighter note the 248 academy class started on august 3rd, '55 recruits 50 for the san francisco police department and 5 from the
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oakland police department we continue to build that it is the returning in oakland you might have seen the press conferences we got a driver of a vehicle in custody because of the relationship back and forth with oakland in short order that class we congratulated the 2 hundred and 44 friday night thank you commissioner turman for making comments 32 recruits graduated a good story on two of the recruits are dental twins the truman brothers and pretty good interplay the video starts off with one of the officers meeting one the twins wishing he had more like him and the next frame the dental twin walks up
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cadet i'm happy to report two of the cadets from the month magic presentation like last week on wednesday we're excited about that when you think about the statistics that sheryl davis spoke of only 20 percent of the kids would think about it now two of them are in the cadet program those kids were on the radio show sunday night one street soldiers with a local celebrity host those kids did well and marsh will speak it that our back to school is underway two weeks ago at hunch
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and this past weekend as bayview and very, very crowded lots of kids all upside we have a perspire with the mayor's office mta and traffic enforcement to do awareness around several schools now that school is back underway and officer jason johnson graduated his first class of 7 young people in the career academy that expressed an interest when the adverse things about the criminal justice system they especially\, how it works they got together with the public defender's office and the adult juvenile probation and the police department 7 kids got to visit and see the sheriff's
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department coast to coast and the hall of justice and put together a celebration hopefully, a program that continues to grow and finally the police department lost a good friend mr. ben passed away he's a lengthened in the bayview district if not the founder certainly one of the key people that supported us huge late night job development one of the original founder of the scholarships for kids the first kid jackie will be graduating from new orleans in may and on and on just a terrific guy passed away at 93 he'll be missed that concludes my report.
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>> questions for the chief comprehensive do you know where we are homicide number year to date. >> we have thirty year to date this year we were at 24 last year and we were plus or minus around thirty pretty much 3 of the last 4 years before that so through more than anyone would have we're still hoover around the new normal half in '07 and '08 that's the same for non-facility shootings in terms of property crime i the read that not only property crime is up but arrests are down i was wondering if that has nothing to do with for misdemeanors and if that's the case that leads to any staffing question. >> so as we transition away
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from the old account things the 40 years old back to the crime day warehouse a question as to whether or not what the accuracy of those obviously ear down 3 hundred officers as to what less arrests the question not less aggregate arrests but more misdemeanors arrests since proposition was reclassified in the first 6 months of 2015 over one thousand clarifying as prop 47 misdemeanors and last year those would have been felons when you add those thousand arrests. >> thousands. >> to the felons felonies the numbers are not down as a and appear the short answer in the next two weeks i'll be able to
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have a better handle that was something that jumped on us. >> is it fair to say the rest is clarified. >> that's what i believe i can't confirm that the only way to confirm what is prop 47 misdemeanor you have to go into the body of the report and find out the threshold on the dollars amount of the goods taken and officer david is terrific doing all that work but more work left to do. >> no, that's good it goes back to the graduation of the academy classes but we're 3 hundred officers down are we still 3 hundred officers down i want to hear progress. >> after those officers came in we're closer to 2 hundred and 75
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officers. >> right direction. >> we're retiring 60 to 90 offers a year but the drop we were retiring 3 hundred plus when we were hire 3 hundred classes a year we were holding water; right? now hiring 5 classes of we have 90 we should be plus 50 we'll be closer to 2 hundred and only hundred officers down. >> no, no. >> how many started in the 244 i know we're graduating 32. >> 50. >> okay so commissioner hwang has been patiently waiting. >> of the new recruits do you know the rational ethic breaks
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down. >> out of the 244 that graduated i would be comfortable comfortable saying it reflects the city we're still having a difficult time recruiting asian so if you're watching asian women we had an asian woman police chief we were well-represented by women the two biggest star in the iron man expedition were asian women set records one was particularly unbelievable and both were i know that commander and deputy chief are actively trying to recruit men and women and underrepresented asian men.
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>> that is the title to the iron woman. >> yeah. why iron man. >> we brought that up and the women wanted to change it so we do what they say (laughter). >> smart so other questions for the chief okay and sergeant please. the director's report destruction presentation of the occ first quarter 2015 statistical report, presentation of the occ statistical report, summary of cases in june and july of 2015 emotion of complaint in june of 2015 and adjudicator of the containments in 2015 and companion report. >> good evening, commissioners
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and members of the public and chief suhr last saturday investigator participated in the back to school preparation she staffed a table and ran out of goodies talked to over 3 hundred youth i too attended the recruit graduation last friday and what an nerve class a lot of energy from that class to date the occ has opposed 4 hundred plus and closed 4 hundred plus last year the occ opened 4 hundred and 62 cases and closed 4 hundred and 42 to date the occ mediated 36 cases the same number that was mediated between january 1st and august 31st last year we have the occ are these first
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quarter report for filing purposes i won't give you an oral presentation the data is through mark 31st of this year in september i'll provide the second quarterly report that is more current through june 30th and however i i'll be happy to answer any questions about the data that is in the first quarter report now i'll present the june and statistical report the emotion of containments in june, i told you where we are as of june 30th we had mediated 29 cases 4 were mediated between january 1st, 2014, and june 30th, 2014, august was a big month for emotion and the emotion coordinator has been
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we're not through august and 6 cases have been mediated in august but moving back to june and the chiefs discipline on occ sustained report 7 cases were reviewed by the chief that the occ sustained first thing will talk about the neglect of duty a officers failed to investigate a bike and failed to process the property the constraint indicated it was his bike a dispute the officer didn't believe the dispute and the officers instead detained the complainant and failed to issue a certificate of release
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this officer got a reprimand in the next neglect of duty an officer failed to produce an incident report when failed to take the person in custody that officer received a ralph reprimand and retraining the third case was unwanted action, an officer caused a car to be towed wrong and entered an incorrect license plate number another car crashed into a car the complainants car was pushed the car out into the street and the complainant contended that if the officer had not transposed the car for someone in sacramento the officer was
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admonished and retrained another case neglect of duty two officers failed to meet with the complainant and prepare an incident report when the complainant called 9-1-1 a man threatened to shoot him the officers get retraining another cases for a request for a private information not enough evidence to take the person in custody, however, the officer was sfoept to write an incident report and didn't that officer get a reprimand and retraining another case that involved several allegations the neglect of duty and the detention for failing to properly supervisor the plain clothes officers made a traffic stop of a bicyclist riding on the sidewalk the bicyclist did not meet the
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expectation for the plain clothes officers making traffic stops the expectations include the officer engaging in different that is related to ongoing investigation or a regulated vehicle like taxicabs or shuttle buses or when an officer seize immediate action to protect public property like drunk driving of the traffic signal stop meets the regulation the officer must call a back up unit officers didn't call for a back up unit and the officers failed to collect traffic stop they get a reprimand and retraining chief suhr said unlawful detention d
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failure to properly supervisor an officer used pro of an and abusive language the sergeant didn't intervene or correct the officer the officer get a reprimand and didn't occur that the officer engaged in misconduct that president's report on june generations thirty complainants between january 31st and jill 31st 3 were meetsdz between january 1st, 2014, and july 31st, 2014, i've given you the august interrupted e updated mediation we're at 436 now
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and looking at the chiefs proposed discipline on occs sustained complains in july one complaint this involved the plain clothes officers and marked vehicles didn't meet the objections to the plain clothes officers macro traffic stops i've talked about even if the officers met the expectations the officers failed to call for a back up unit and engaged in pursuit when the complainant drove away from the stop the officers received astonishments and failure to notify dispatch and others
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failure to collect data. >> thank you director hicks commissioner turman. >> i have - well, i think it is not necessarily a question but director hicks but like the chief the opportunity to respond i'm looking at the neglect of duty regarding the bicyclist and woornd if there is anything to add. >> the detention themselves were laugh it was for a plain clothes officer to make a stop outside of policy they had reasonable pay any attention to make the stop since we reclassified and began collecting traffic stop data on bikes i believe had inu unintended consequence every time a police stops a bicyclist
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it is collecting data for a traffic stop. >> well, i think the offices are well-versed they're not supposed to make traffic stops on vehicles we don't want plain clothes officers to have a prudent where we say i did not know the danger to the public is when the bicyclist by definition it is a violation since now stopping a bike is a traffic stop you get a plain clothes officer with good reasonable suspicion to make a detention but they're not supposed to make a traffic stop on a bike get a traffic officer to do this we spoke at length yesterday the stop is not unlawful but outside of policy. >> director hicks so it seems
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as though your team found it was not an unlawful detention the chief feels there was reasonable suspicion but you guys didn't find that. >> we didn't find that we found that the stop in the first place was out of policy and the plain clothes officers don't make traffic stops and so it ends up being a policy with no teeth if nolo contendere sequence that's the position we've taken with the prior case that was adjudicated where the
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plain clothes officers unmarked vehicle saw an individual didn't have a seat belt on that's the violation they saw but suspected the individual was up to no good the individual was in a late model car that doesn't have in state license plates and so they choose to make a traffic stop even though didn't fit the standards of an emergency situation of the danger to an articulateable danger to life or property it was explained to me that the officers were justified
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in making this stop that's how i explain to you and so we don't concur with the interpretation the officers were very clear in their interviews building they were justified in stopping an individual who didn't have his seat belt on they had belief it was a suspicious character that's not standard our concern at the occ is about training how our training on this department of general public. >> so one of the things i do like about the system you get to see the cases they're not serious enough to come to us but potentially training recommendations or policy recommendations because what i hear you saying my question is
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reasonable suspicion under the fourth amendment following our particular policy you you know we'll have to follow the constitution every day i see what you're saying in the beginning you found that i upstairs the chiefs prospective if you're violating the vehicle code an officer stops you with constitutional authority if this is a theme plain clothes officers in particular need attention or reminderers that's a way to get the information. >> thank you commissioner president loftus and chief greg suhr and i had a discussion i understand the prospective of but i don't agree similar to from the poison us tree an
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officer engages in violation of the fourth amendment then it boo would be our position, of course, that whatever flees from that. >> right. >> the officers violation. >> i have a need for a policy clarification both of the perspectives but we need to have a policy that fits and there's no constitutional challenge to it so we need to refer this to i think we need meeting the minds and discussion so we retrained all the astonishments involved retraining we retrained to the policy so if for instance, if this circumstance had of happened exactly as it did but the same officers having
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suspicion having a marked car make the stop were good the officers violated the policy that didn't negate but we trained them to know you may make a great case but end up getting an oracle complaint you're not supposed to make that stop we talked about this they didn't even call they just the it they clearly making a traffic stop in plain clothes officers their collecting traffic stop data that said they had reasonable suspicion to laughly make the stop. >> commissioner hwang. >> actually, i said want to add commissioner turman is right there should be a discussion about the policy but the occ director spdz those with an
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unlawful detention for us attorneys there's a definition of an unlawful detention the chief said a reasonable it is a lawful detention it becomes a problem for the occ and police department we need to be careful about the word there recent are still violation where here in constitutional violation a violation of a policy that the commission police department and the occ feels is new to protect people from characterize of an unmarked car the chief can be - we have to be careful about the wording. >> anything commissioner turman or director hicks. >> in our president your point is that's true
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commissioner your point is well-taken but i would further urge that if those officers violated the policy in the way that it was described i would question why in this stance those officers received astonishments and retraining in the other instance of the complainants on the bike those officers received written reprimand and retraining an interesting case because it didn't end with again ends with those officers went on to more and the complainant, in fact,
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had much more of a problem than not wearing a seat belt and but i would just say that i would hope there would be real consequences of violation for this policy there's a reason why the policy exists and real consequence would be greater discipline so - >> i think the other just to keep it simple make sure that officers in plain clothes officers the chief is making sure that is not happening not good for anyone loud and clear director hicks it is noted anything further on this thank
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you director hicks and sergeant please call latin-american. >> commission report and discussions and commissioners report. >> yes. mine will be fairly brief colleagues 90 days ago we asked the chief and the departments to do something ambitious it was aggressive to see if the department can come up with a draft el camino del mar for the commission to review in 90 days depending on when you start the 90 days sliktd a week or so behind but in the ball park an incredible work by the working go up i've observed those meeting on august 11th the group met were any of you at that meeting i wasn't the chief
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said they voted to bring the policy to us we didn't ask them to agree but i wanted to let you know i'm going to be working with commander moss you are you have a sense all the minutes sergeant skill shaw did a great job minutes all will be available on the website and to the commission there will be some reading material on september 2nd meeting we'll get you the binder all the policies that the group considered and include all the version and minutes you'll know exactly where everyone was i canned stress that will be as interested in this members of the public and commissioners you'll see it alu the sausage making and then it will be presented to us i think what is
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extraordinary members of the working group want it moved to september 2nd to their their thoughts when is generous of their time it is coming our way it is our responsibility to understand you you know some of the issues in greater detail a lot of reading materials and the plan as we talked about 90 days ago we will have our september community meeting on september 16th in the northern and that will be we'll devote that meeting to the issue of cameras so people that are interested mark those dates we'll make sure in the on the website that concludes my report. >> director hicks. >> i was part of working group
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and attend all of the but one meeting i was at the last meeting there were areas where we didn't concur particularly around whether officers should be able to review the cameras and whether subsequent to that officers should be able to review the body camera forgotten for the administrative or criminal investigation i did provide to the working group a comprehensive report by the inspector general of the new york city police department
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which evaluates the political body cameras program in place for n y pd and has comprehensive recommendations on the various aspects of a body camera policy including the officer review of the footage. >> will that provide an working go up. >> yes. it did. >> chief suhr. >> the od's of that coin we want the officers to see the video it was not intended to be be a got you video there are things that support our position from other models policies around the city that are in place i want to reassure the working group recommendations are now at commission and requested that the officer will
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be working with the procurement of the cameras they wanted to policy to go to the commission before they got started a lot of things in the policy are they know that are part of scope so to that end director is put a group together of all the experts within the department that with all the mini pieces of the procurement we'll work with that and ready to proceed for the funds to be released from board so we're on parallel tracks so when the policy is done we're ready to go. >> that's great that's great commissioner turman. >> the chief mentioned other part of information that went the opposite direction has that been submitted aid director
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hicks and i i think that is the two positions and there is position papers in there that are have a seated h seat in different policies. >> for you to look at. >> working group analysis. >> no, no, no that was probably the longest debate in the policy. >> that's why the minutes are helpful you'll see where folks came down from my objection helpful commissioner dejesus. >> something simple september 2nd that is the time we'll get our binders it's a lot of information to read. >> yeah. you can see the policy as is on the website >> i'm talking about the minutes. >> no, i don't have all of that. >> it is august 19th we'll work like i said we're confirming tomorrow and i want to remind i
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we're doing things differently with this policy the department does things this is a reminder this policy has the potential to effect so many quarters of the city after we do our piece we'll meet and the working group and we deliberate and that and go out with two meeting with the public in september and be october hopefully and have a conversation about the main issues and the department of human resources has to take it to the bargaining process that normally happens outside of us so we're all clear we're taking a little bit of a different approach and piece that are are required by the human rights no human resources. >> other commissioners have any more reports commissioner marshall. >> this has been imaginations mentioned we want to thank the
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chief and sheryl davis if month magic and the radio program think sunday's to talk about we feel a great program our csi community safety program i've heard from a lot of people that was really great the kids were fantastic the adults were great i really have an reward they were excited about being on the radio for the participating in the program but also for everyone that at least in any radio audience to hear about you know how they spent their summer and this initiative and internship particularly how they felt about the police going in and i've heard from oakland
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people saying what a great program and how unique i said to other jurisdictions we have a model you need to organize that and richmond are you listening so a great thing and you know the kids really hope that we take hair recommendations to heart so again, i cannot is enough the only thing i regret i ran out of time. >> i was linking and i was thinking everybody went great commissioner turman. >> thank you, president loftus i want to join director hickss comments how enthusiastic the 2 hundred and 44 police academy was at the graduation summer ceremony whatever our plan we're doing it right we're definitely moving in the right direction
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not only in the enthusiastic class but visually you can see the diversities has been the work of diverseing classes binging the folks into the department the chiefs speech was inspiration all starting off on a stronger foot i was honored to be part of the ceremony and hear and meet so many of the classroom african-american women and latino i know we have some events today in fact targeted towards the recruitments of asians in the department i'm not suggesting our work is finished but we're on the right track and the graduation was tremendous so congratulations to the department for great work
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i think as commissioner said i like to hear the statistics on the 244 and the recent class we're doing something right replicate and ramp up. >> next line item and item 4 d commissioner announcement and items for future action. >> a couple of updates commissioner melara has been asking about scheduling the update on the referrals to cps as a result of our d go updates i'm having a meeting and we'll get that agendized we're cross on that we talked about body cameras september 9th we have the quarterly updates if the bike coalition and the walk sf for safe streets is on
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september 9th we're moving that if the second to the 9 i had a productive and the statistics are good despite the bumps in the road anything else commissioner turman. >> i don't have any dates but i wanted to brought to your attention about a month ago i attended a program by the coalition of homelessness director freed bash they've done a study and case studies on criminalizing homelessness and they want to presents present that and recommendations to the commission i have suggested it first, we forward anything they like to brought to your attention and first to the chief and for the active folks i'll work with the
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folks and have them your office to come and speak to you first and then after that we can discuss the scheduling the dates. the commission but i think that is an important and interesting take how we're looking at legislation a our enforcement has been aimed towards homeless persons and certainly worth listening >> put that on the list and get it thank you for attending that screening on behalf of the commission so, now call for public comment. >> a reminder no meeting next week august 26th so the next meeting as we've discussed september 2nd at 530 city hall. >> because of the issues going
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remote we're not doing our neighborhoods meeting on the second wednesday but for third wednesday. >> so okay. now i'll call for public comment on items 4a there d. >> ms. brown. >> hi. >> my name is paulette brown thank you for mothers to coming up for my sons anniversary i also want to thank l.b. at the media relations for putting this out i think i'm saying his name right they gave me some new flyers i want to use the overheads for my son
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he still has inspector pull and another inspector john miller they came out and were not able to stay long they came out i'm glad they did my concern i always bring the names of the my son the people that murdered my son they're still walking the street i know that paris moving even though is with the fed's i hear he's getting out soon in a couple of years if he's going to kill again but he's going to be getting out and something should be done about that someone else's kid is going to get shot or killed
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i don't know if he ever watches television we want to remind him what he the to any son. >> i want to remind thomas han bull what they the to any son i'm still hurting august 14th has passed iangry after all thoe years it's easier but it doesn't get easier i can deal with that but it doesn't get easier i want to remind you what i had to go through
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i know that the oakland crime have a new thing their implementing out in oakland to put the pictures up on the bus stops and everything why can't they do that here so i wouldn't have to climb up on a pole for any sons picture to someone put e take down they continue to hurt me all the time i think this guy needs for watched when he gets out of jail paris moving even though and especially thomas han buthomas . >> chief do you want to give an update. >> anyone has information we
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yesterday spoke about the murder of a lady in the bloif any information on any of those cases please call our anonymous (415) 575-4444 tipline and also one of the things the kids spoke to we'll soon be having an app on the feign any people that are phone call friendly and feel protected hopefully in the next several weeks maybe that will help us catch a break in this case. >> okay good evening and well. >> good evening, everybody yeah. i came if india initial i'm jewel and my husband's names
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we live san francisco on july 18th this year police broke in my kitchen window and got in to the kitchen and picked the lock to open my bedroom two police officers pointed guns to ask me and my husband and they said put your hands up and me and my husband's put our hands up and i said don't shoot i was having any breakfast at the time and my husband just woke up from the bed watching tv the police said the neighbor called the police the police said the
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neighbor called the police a big bang came from my address at the 94 it was july 17th yeah. on friday at this point, i was working peacefully annihilates night they didn't hear any bang for the tenants live upstairs we live in the garage units they said they didn't hear anything bang that shot or something going on and then my husband called the police asking for a report not on the report they pointed a gun to us today, i'm here i want to ask police chief why they didn't put the report on the police report they pointed gun to us
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>> so are you finished? >> oh, yeah, he hope the police can have the body camera so we can have the evidence what they the to us passenger seat guns. >> i want to make sure we got our remarks it is not a q and a but i see sergeant standing here willing to answer questions on behalf of the department and deputy director bottle discharge. >> my husband made the complaint to occ about this going on. >> it takes time the deputy director is there. >> i'm lucky i'm alive. >> we're apologizing for this, please to the occ commission.
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>> i forgot to ask you on the paper in sunday the city attorney. >> i'm sorry ms. brown but the city attorney is telling me. >> public comment is limited to 3 minutes behave to treat all the public equally and they have the suspects i'm talking to someone. >> i'm going to direct you to deputy chief he is unfortunately, the city attorney is correct i have to treat everybody the say thank you ms. brown any further public comment hearing public comment is closed. >> sergeant please call the next item. >> the awards of the commission action. >> all right. colleagues in packet a memo by chief suhr this is the follow-up on the wards
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committee meeting in june chief you want to talk about this. >> again, i think we've vetted the names we've matches them up against open cases finding none the actions of the officers were axiliary and all well deserving as recommended. >> i'll say i attend the wards committee meeting i think commissioner mazzucco has explained to everyone in daily a beautiful antic box it is used with marbles a different group of captains they take their role sorrowful and determine when the level of awards they should get you was able to observe that and count the marbles so this is that was the process that i was
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able to obvious just to clarify we've had this issue up before has the occ signed off no open cases for any of those officers sergeant. >> yeah. >> that's an affirm and chief the department did they're vetting sometimes we're done with our piece and the occ and there are other agencies mainly the district attorney's office that allow us not to call it cross we're not the realm. >> no open cases by any definition. >> that's my problem, no da no department of justice regarding anything. >> no any other questions colleagues.
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>> okay. do i have another motion. >> so >> second. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? passes unanimously to congratulations to the recipients do we know when the ceremony is going to be done. >> in front of okay. >> okay great is there any public comment on the vote that we just held hearing none public comment is closed. >> public comment on all matters for closed session including public comment to hold item 8 in closed session and ladies and gentlemen, we're going to go into closed session and vote whether or not to go into closed session hearing public comment is closed sergeant. >> item 7 vote to hold item 8
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in closed session to assert the trnt privilege with san francisco administrative code action. >> colleagues do i have a motion not to discolor relevant to the sections referenced >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? that item passes and so we're b open session colleagues, i made an error i invited a motion not to discolor that is the motion after closed session i appreciate my colleagues and so i invite a motion to hold item 8
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in closed session and assert the attorney compliant privilege >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? that item passes we're now in. >> do you have a question? back in open session call the next line item arrest whether to discolor all matters in closed session administrative code 67.1 a action >> not to disclose>> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> that item passes unanimously we're okay i'm sorry sergeant next line item
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adjournment. >> motion to adjourn. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> nancy pelosi's - passes unanimouslyin session for the unified school district forgive tuesday, august 11, 2015, is now called to order ms. casco roll call please. thank you ms. fewer mr. haney
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mr. walton ms. wynns dr. murase thank you and mr. - thank you i understand commissioner fewer is not feeling well but welcome to our student delegates please join me in the pledge of allegiance thank you agenda item a approval of the minutes there are nun together as i've notwithstanding in the past if i meetings the members of the public if you wish to
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address the board of education you need to complete a speaker card prior to the item being called and presented to ms. casco importantly according to policies and procedures speaker cards will not be accepted for an item already before the board i'd like to ask for your cooperation b pertains report superintendent carranza thank you mbes and public a special welcome back to the central office staff and commissioners welcome to the first meeting the new school year in the first 2015-2016 school year and as i mentioned all the site staff has returned to the schools to welcome the students next monday morning i feel the excitement
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we'll transform the students lives a reminder august 17th is the first day of school and all caregivers are gathering supplies for the lesson plans i hope you got a well deserved rest as we gear up to kickoff another school year in the unified school district as and look forward recent highlights as we prepare first and foremost our board amazing adapted the 2015-2016 budget in june which includes $71 million no increases to the budget most of resources are straight to the employees our hard working employees for increased sailors and benefits contribution the board of education unanimously adapted a new implement k through 12 computer science curriculum how
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we are approaching this work in the education week interview with the stem executive director jim is linked on the website based on the carve data we received in may the california department of education has updated our congratulation rate to 83.9 percent in rent an increase for the school district from the 81.7 rate in 2013 we're especially proud of the class of 2014 given the class of 2014 was the first graduating class for the rigorous requirements also known as the k through 8 our collective hat is off to you the students and faculty and paraprofessionals and support staff that worked tirelessly to
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get them across the stage i wanted to mention we'll soon know the results of the 2015 assessment of the student performances the new assessments we've all been waiting for those tests are simply one of many ways to gage the student progress if you remember the school quality index the academic duchlt of achievement 40 percent on the compliment cultural and indicators is it is one of many ways to engage the process like the goals the state standards in the core curriculum those tests are far different to make any comparison between the old scores and the new scores this is baseline year and what we know the results are coming in with the standards for
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rigorous than in the past i can say with certainty the hard work of the ucsf teachers and the work they've been doing in the classroom have been to implement the common core standards ain't curriculum shows the scores overall on this early date are far ahead of the urban districts with similar groups we look forward to sharing those and describing for the public what those scores mean i'm all to take a p&g and express my heavier heart i have mentioned we lost our boo loved teachers east taught in ucsf for 14 years and which we all consider quote/unquote a kid magnet a teacher in downtown high school
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shared his love of nature for this course called get out and learn he changes or changed the lives of hundreds of students and will be missed by all we also were sandal to learn we lost a visitacion valley middle school student in a tragedy water accident a teacher at elementary school and recommended as a person that brightened up the room and finally we recently learned the city the entire city lost a champion for san francisco in particular the mission district and a former member of the board of education and wanting restraining order add originally from bolivia and in san francisco dedicated her life to sincerely the immigrant
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community i have the distinct pleasure of knowing her and license to her many stores the first latina woman elected to school district and while serving served for 12 years most recently, the executive director of the mission language and vocational school ion on behalf of board of education of ed and mary kit and the other individual we'll adjourn this meeting for them this evening on a happier note we're very excited to open up willie brown middle school this is the first school we've built from the ground up since elementary in 2005 i've been on campus it is a fabulous place of learning that
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our community should be very proud of the new school is a focused curriculum in a 3 story sglasz building with status quo a full media lab, a maker space equipped with tools and equipment that students will learner and the school will offer a full array of emotional support for the students and families including a health clinic and opportunities for students to develop their skills while working location the counselor they will have a counselor and help to enable the students to have their skills and competent icy was the most excited when i visited the microscopic room the acoustics are beautiful and the best of a
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public education in the heart of boyer i look forward to everyone learning and thriving in san francisco's public schools. >> thank you, mr. superintendant we're on item c the recognition of the accomodation there are nun together we move to item d the student delegate report most of 55 thousand students are enjoying their last week ever summer vacation two dedicated student delegates i'd like to introduce them who have a few words to share. >> thank you, commissioners and superintendent it is a pleasure to be here i'm terry are a self-interest senior at george washington i'm really like
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sports for instance, basketball and asking him and batted mitten and been part of the track team since the year and a passion for music i've been playing the violin for almost 8 years as for my goal it is quite simple to take into the students concerns it is there's so much to discuss and relate to at the board of education so much time and so i hope to get all this work done thank you. >> thank you, president my name is miguel i'm 16 i've an upcoming senior what the arts of sciences and representing the advisory committee as well as the delete entrance i hope to make that
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enjoyable for all students and been involved inform three to four years i have a passion for sports as well as teresa i love soccer i side fencing we set up a fencing and this year i had the pleasure of going to all state and i can take an eight place it was a hard fight it pushes me to work harder in life that's all i think of as well as being a boxer in the ring that's what motivates me thank you, again president. >> all right. thank you very much we look forward to working with you over the coming school year item e the council report nun
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and consent items no cards speaker cards for this item item g consent calendar i need a motion and second to do you want the consent calendar. >> move the consent calendar. >> second. >> thank you very much any items withdrawn or corrected by the superintendent? >> yes. dr. murase the corrections to the consent calendar are federal, state, and local 2 d on page 31 for the agenda in the background only uc berkley should be changed to regents and the university user universal should be changed to the regents of uc berkley program on page 71 modification to contract number 1162
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acceptanceable environmental sciences should read 21903912016000151123 not 1139 the last sentence should read the replacement windows replacement and m e.c. screening of the project 148, page 1019 should be marked no and the activity should be deleted through 516 and 158, page 1 61 october code changed if r from 4313 to a 3 and the amount should be changed to $32,000 and the fourth $3,490
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and page 197 not a retroactive pay should be marked no and page 249 in the amendment to resolution line at the top of the page the correct number is 14 is 12 and 158 page 261 the cost is not a credit the it should reflect the credits. >> thank you, my items removed by the board seeing none, any severed by the board. >> thank you. i have two items one is two a on page 24 and the 2 f on page 33. >> okay those will be taken up roll call vote my apologies i understand
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the student delegates had an additional announcement we'll return to the student delegate report. >> last week on august 5th we would like to thank mr. truit and mary richard for allowing the student leaders to have the opportunity to stack this professional day event where at as far as i am concerned cathedral we spoke our voices focusing on our strongest character strength. >> thank you, again president i'd like to talk about the annual s aa retreat training this saturday august they've be having the training all the new comers and returning representatives will be altogether in a training over
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around golden gate park as a full s ac c we'll be phone call on the strong community with the variance schools and the voices for our students. >> i'm sorry next s ac c is monday at 4 o'clock p.m. anyone is welcome to attend our meetings as well as the incentives dinner is provided for the guests attending if i like to attend or make a presentation or like a copy of our upcoming agenda please contact our student leaders mr. lopez thank you. >> anything further? this is all thank you >> thank you very much we'll now return to item h
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superintendents proposal nun together and i boards proposal none on item j request to speak regarding general matters the speaker cards are generally according to topic so let's see i'm going to call folks forward and if you could please hold any kind of applause until the very ends that would be much appreciated so i have (calling names). >> our first speakers let's see two minutes please. >> okay
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bryan affording in the in for the page 15 of the agenda to hire an outdoor consultant to help with the data tracking i believe. >> i'm sure, sir this this is an item on the consent calendar not on the agenda. >> well, then i'd like to see an equal amount invested in the clerk's office to the staff that serve duty letly and let our clerks get equal attention with the training. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please >> my name is jessica i'm here from the san francisco puc and here to show our support for the willie brown middle
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school that is openly up and i'm rep harlan kelly and our commissioners we're incredibly excited about this investment in honda and like to speak to perp on behalf of somebody that lived in the mission community in saying that he was a great leader to us we rarely are amazed by the legacy area for the latinos to uphold a credible legacy thank you. >> thank you. i'm rebecca my daughter and i are one of the people that remain in a a comfortable school alexandra my daughter some be entering kindergarten we're in the local
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district of grot even our close school i'm becoming more and more fearful we'll not have a school what is if she is not given sorry i'm nerve nervous how can i compensate for the socialization i realize as a san franciscan and american i'm astonished we require a bus for a close prompting proximity and in addition, i submitted a harding park appeal and the modified list of school requests my appeal was denied based on the board panel not seeing how it is attend and in addition to not being available any other
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options other than the school i find is uncomfortable and demeaning to have to explain our harding park it is a glaring illustration of a good cause unrecognized i've been adult 3 times of the john mirror hayes valley i've been robbed and file number all of a sudden and have my life traelgdz and in a treatment of a psychiatrist and psychologist and advocate for the last 3 to 10 years for the active a direct result stemming from those occurrences how this is not relevant to my daughters location in regards to her education i'm unable to grasping i'm looking for opposed and given nun i'm disheartened back to my fame traditions and
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transition that are we have a take care must no count down to get excited. >> please wrap up. >> give me two more senses i've spent my life supporting this city where am i now what about my daughter i've been hushed into uncertainty to our future in the hometown of san francisco, california in the united states and not wanting to raise alexander's expectations bit serving her rights through an education experience. >> can you police dog ask mr. steel if you can get connected not audience thank you very much. >> i want to recognize form member of the board of supervisors who is in the
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audience let's see next, i will call on folks to speak on k c and college (calling names) let's see i have a second julie if you could please come to the podium 2 minutes. >> good evening, everyone thank you for your time i'm julie the principle added san francisco international high school i wanted to talk about the dilemma a different kind of limbo the students a facing we have many students this year that experienced the collaboration of the july administration the ucsf
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class of 2015 worked hard for 4 years to attend the classes to get credits and pass the courses we have students that have scholarships and attended school they're not allowed to attend the universal our school served recently for the english learners and our students some have spent two or three years in the country this can be a stumping block for the universal they said you can't attend the college our students were not given an opportunity to pass this test they were counting on the july administration to get them to college they're ready to go to college we ask you give them the opportunity to get into the college we need a diploma
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let's here from some of the students and families. >> if you could please hold our applause to the ends thank you very much. >> hi my name is chavez aim a state of international high school i'm an immigrant to the united states i have i am trying hard to learn english for the united states i want to go to college for a better future sf state i can't take the test and pass it so i can't go to college i come here for hope i failed this year i want this year i am the one of the group i deserve this thank
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you for listening. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> niechlz a casey martinez i'm from - i'm here to share my opinion of being able to take - i came to the united states 4 years ago and started fifth grade without knowing any english and now passing out of my class i'm ready for college
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and i don't have any high school diploma because - i'm ready to college so, please give me my diploma thank you for listening. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please >> (speaking foreign
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language.) >> my name is mr. mar is the father of christine i'm here attorney at law to give my opinion of my daughter not taking casey my daughter finished the class but can't attend the university without a high school diploma i want you to give the opportunity to casey or give her a diploma due to the impeding the opportunity to go to the university for her dream for the effort she's put into
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her studies i think she deserves the opportunity to college thank you for your time tonight. >> good evening my name is tiling i'm a fourth grade teacher at san francisco international nibble they've met the high standards of the district and my school they've completed scholarships and accepted to four-year colleges as an educator it is hard to watch students held bake my students have dedicate their commitment and now time for you to show yours give them their diploma they deserve to continue studying thank you.
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>> thank you very much>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> and hi good evening i'm tiffany a 11 and 12 grade teacher they industrial high school i'm here to share my opinion although there's been many students who have used the opportunities of the july casey to get into the four-year colleges they've got labored and told you over it and will be able to handle college although the casey is not the best way to - it is an injustice we can't afford for is already underprivileged students please consider those students and the impact this has on their future they've come to this country for a better life please don't leave them behind since the casey was
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suspend their getting not having the opportunities. >> thank you very much we would like to applaud for the speakers. >> at this time, i'd like to the superintendent for a response on this issue. >> thank you, dr. murase thank you for coming forward and expressing your yourselves a couple of things to clarify we are absolutely with you on this particular issue school district has been fighting all summer to get clarity around what i we're going to be allowed to do given the state protective take care has suspended the k c for this the board of education didn't hold the authority to issue our diploma without clear direction
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from the state board of education, in fact, we're going to make sure that a copy of those comments are sent to the board of education at the state level and the superintendent to understand the lingo we had a choice to make that summer with the k c is no longer a requirement for graduation, however, the board of education at the state level has not given guidance or direction as to what we can duo do number two, of not having the k c's in the future so the choice do we go ahead and issue a diploma to everyone that met even though requirement for the diploma yet not passed the k c and a simple answer is yes unto the issue the board of
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education says there are not requirement i have to fulfill we'll be required to revoke our diploma and notify every institution we've revoked our diploma that is not something we're willing to do and not something a position we're willing to put our community or students in limbo of so what we're doing is advocating for clarity can we issue a clip and i guarantee if he can we'll issue it on the day we get the note in the meantime, what we're willing to do with the students that have this situation we're willing to communicate 0 our colleges and universities about the communication why we feel we should be able to issue a diploma yet we're not allowed by state law at this point to issue a diploma so we can communicate that it is a bureaucratic mess
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we understand that but we're absolutely in audiotape with you in terms of getting clarity and our ultimate goal we'll be able to issue a diploma fourth with having completed the k c and issue a diploma immediately so we just want you to know we're standing with you and whatever you can do to help us to get clarity at the state board of education your help to get the decision about the students so thank you, again, for coming forward. >> thank you, mr. superintendent this is the public comment not a time for discussion but i ask when you forward the testimony that you hear a letter, drafted it on behalf of the board of education asking this issue to be resolved next the speakers on the
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pathway. (calling names) >> if you could please come down you'll have 2 minutes per person to address the board thank you. >> hi, i'm a teacher with ucsf and taught at john o'connell about 15 a assistant principle one thing i know that it is crucial for the students kurment relevant curriculum and equality we hear from the district quite often the arabic pathway reflects those values i know that i'm here to stand with the boards decision to continue with the pathway and time to say that
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as a member of the jewish community the jcrc doesn't speak for me it is crucial we understand that the attack on arock and on the language program are really problematic and i hope that the board can stand by its decision and support our students. >> thank you. >> yes. i'm robert r0g9 i've been a teacher in the district for 27 years and i'm starting my 28 right now i teach at mission high school and i'm also to speak in support arabic language to the pathway i was here when the board unanimously passed the resolution and over the summer i began to hear attacks from the jcrc on arock in particular also
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i'm a jewish teacher in my experience i've worked with arock in any both in my classroom and school anticipate they've severed as the very, very strong support for my an arab students my students have gone to arock for tutoring and after school work a bull warmth of their every part of their identity as arab students in a city and society very often attacks them and so for me when i heard those attacks over the summer i was very concerned about the braids response i've been happy to hear that the board stood firm in its support not only for theries but in its support for the partnership with
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arock and obviously curriculum is decided by the district and by teachers so it is not about the partnership that you have what the community partner but i think in terms of the perspire that arock represents a very significant force in the ash ash community and done positive work with the students and community and i urge you to continue that partnership as i move forward with the ash ashic language pathway thank you very much. >> thank you i'd like the speakers to (inaudible). >> hello, i'm a jewish ph.d students at uc berkley and in biological a head std with the
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team workers union that represent almost 18 thousand student graduates and a member of the jewish for peace i was here to commend the boards decision for arabic pathway it is a valuable tool and counselors of the board to take this stance in the arab budget cuts for the marginalized students i also want to say personally i've worked closely with arock on several projects for the past year through the union and arock has been a good friend of the union and you couldn't pick a better community partner for this project so i want to make many clear and sent a letter to the board i've sent
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to everyone of you and cc'd here i hope you'll read my letter and the details so thank you for the opportunity to speaker. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, i'm a san francisco residents and prior state penitentiary university student i wanted to thank you for the opportunity to thank you for supporting the ash ashic and language pathways it is such an important opportunity and i applaud you for making it available and as a jewish community person i say you have chosen no better community partner thank you very much. >> thank you. >> i'm elliott a parent of the kids in unified school district i'm a sign language interpreter i work with the deaf and hard of
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hearing students i'm a jew the thing that really struck me was hearing arock being called a hate group i've been involved been participating in arock activities for several years and identified myself a jew when it is appropriate eave never felt my hate they do a great service to our communities that's where i go to get information i also know that i don't think there is a siren arab speaking student that has not benefited from at least one program that arock provides i like to communicated the board to allow them to lead on the ash aarabic topic.
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>> i work with jewish rights for peace i've been a long term activist here for human rights and justice in the bay area i was shocked that would come up for reconsideration you'll hear my support for arock and hopeful you'll lay this to rest and let's get on with such a wonderful program including arock. >> thank you. >> hi, i'm lee i want to add my voice to commend and thanking the board with moving forward with the ash ash pathways it go an incredibly value service so thank you for that and i wanted to say it is not
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without necessarily attacking the jc c the fact in their claiming to represent the jewish community compels me to come out their speaking on my behavior and attack an organization that is probable cause principle so without attacking them necessarily i think this is important that the board understand that the jcrc doesn't get to speak for all jews and represent us that arock is a hate group is out of place so thank you, again, for allowing me the opportunity to speak in support of the pathways. >> hello board thanks for allowing me to speak thank you all for moving forward with the
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last thing pathway action a jewish grouping in the bay area to learning hebrew and celebrating my cultural and having my identity affirmed and have similar opportunities it is clear my patents would in the have sent me to learn hebrew if not for the institution so similar it is clear chog those organizations arock that are cherished in the community is the only ways to successfully moved on the language pathways given that a political organization that is directive agenda has tried to santa fe rail this but thank you for moving forward and continuing to try to realize those courageous and bold goals so thank you. >> thank you very much if you like to applaud at this point
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(clapping.) there are no more speaker cards so we will close. >> yes. anita. >> good evening. i'm letting to now of the united people of san francisco today was the first official workday for the teachers of the san francisco unified school district we know many, many have come in to get ready as how members set up their classrooms the media has highlighted thelation minute scramble to fill our sfrtdz vacancies the supply and demand is not work in the favor word is out san francisco is the most extensive city in the united states and newest teachers and paraprofessionals have taking to
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leap of faith unified school district did an extensive search i'm glad to hear many of the positions are filled the ucsf members expect the same resources you'll need to retain the 5 hundred teachers you've just hired i raised my family here in san francisco as a young teacher 25 years ago i could afford a down payment on a modest played we that want that for paraprofessionals and teachers the affordability criticized is not going away it - i'm here to tell you and our members we're prepared to side whatever it takes to make sure that all educators can afford to live in the city their so proud to work thank you very much
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(clapping.) thank you. >> good evening. i'm susan solomon executive director of the units educators of san francisco i want to welcome the new student delegates and look forward to hearing more from you i want to echo what president belong said we're excited to be pack be a witnessed over 50 of our members getting trained through a joint member education on boar we met many, many new teachers with the teacher orientation and as president said we heard about how hard it is for the teachers and paraprofessionals to afford housing in san francisco i know as of early this morning there were 96 teacher job openings and as friday 31 paraprofessional openings so we need to know what
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the plan is and how to make sure our students are faced with a need to stabilize the workforce and as i remind you the last year we're to have contract bails within one year about salaries we want to see our educators come here and stay here and they need to know they can afford to live here just like president my kids were born and raised in san francisco and had the great benefit of the san francisco schools so was i and my sisters and cousin we all that had benefit we want the families to joy that benefit keep them here and support them any way you can and pay them well, thank you.
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>> (clapping). >> ms. so ma ma. >> i'm the vice president of the prepare sf i want to bring to your attention that the pay for the monitors is under minimum wage act 1074 i got the letter i know that so i'm hoping that will be corrected because this city upcoming minimum wage is much honoree so on the person note i wanted to thank you for adjourning the meeting in any dads memory in june and all of you, you given me letters and cards and e-mails that i do want to thank you thank you. >> thank you very much (clapping.) we now on item k
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siding report and by the board members any appointments at this time? i'd like to - >> i've got one appointment to the peace cca paul rodriguez. >> thank you i will be appointing commissioner walton to the economic council all right. we're now on item l special order of business 3 action items the first a resolution of the board of education authorizing the issues sfusd 2015 refunding bond if the aggregate amount in the amount of one hundred and $10 million may i have a motion and section. >> colleagues a motion and second. >> second. >> (laughter). thank you very much superintendent carranza if you
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could practical are delegate i didn't >> i'd like to ask our chief. >> good evening supreme court and members of the board of education we've, of course, never bring things to you in small dollars amounts we have the pleasure of bringing essentially 3 resolutions one is to sell at remaining 2006 bonds that are remaining to be sold of the facility prop 8 prop a in 2006 and the remaining bonds of the 2011 bonds and in addition another resolution to what we call refund bonds a way to
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essentially refinance a previous issue which will save the taxpayers of san francisco roughly $6 million and then the third one will be for our trans that are our borrowing to carry the cash flow this will be decided later the first of the measures i'll read is the resolution to refinance a hundred and $10 million of the prop a 2003 bonds and i'll read the recognition that the board of education of the san francisco unified school district do you want a resolution of the board of education authorizing the issuance of san francisco unified school district are city of chicago of san francisco 2 thousand 15 general obligation runtd bonds niechld one and
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$10 million to refinance certainly outstanding general obligation bones for the delivery of preliminary official statement an official notice and sale and form approving the form of and authorizing the execution and delivery of a bond purchase agreement and escrow agreement and disclosure agreement providing for the approval of an official statement and the execution of documents relayed through to and certain actions connected there with. >> and if there are any questions i'd like to point out we have our bond counselor affidavit sanchez and our financial advisor here to represent the - if there are any
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questions in fact, in order to sell the bonds - if there are no questions on that measure let me read the second one the recommendation that the board of education. >> mr. gorlg i've been advised to take them spate thank you very much for the reading of the recommendation no public speakers any questions from the colleagues of the board seeking r seeing i want to congratulate the staff the finance department we've enjoyed no fund on the bonds this is a confidence ms. casco roll call vote and mr. chin yes mr. - ms. fewer mr. haney mr. reiskin or ms. mendoza-mcdonnell and mr. walton
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ms. wynns and dr. murase 5 i's. >> thank you very much i'll proceeded to resolution of the board of education authorizing the issuance of u.s. d general education bond election of 2006 and 2011 and aggregate principle amount not to exceed $226 million that is if you'll read the recommendations. >> thank you, dr. murase i'd like to ask the two chiefs and actually summarize it quite well dr. murase the board of education of the san francisco unified school district do you want a resolution of the board of the san francisco unified school district authorizing the issuance of the district city and county of san francisco 2015 tax and revenue anticipation notes i'm sorry wrong one i
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apologize general obligation prop a election 2006 and prop a election of 2011 in an aggregate principle amount invited $226 million to finance the shown and construction and improvement unfinished and equipping certain school facilities authorizing the delivery of a preliminary statement official notice and official form approving the form and authorizing the execution and delivery of a bonds purchase agreement to continue the disclosure agreement providence for the approval of an official statement for much bonds and execution of documents related through to and certain actions in connection there with. >> thank you very much mr. golden there are no public
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comments for this and questions or comments from the board seeing none, ms. casco roll call vote and ms. chin ms. fewer mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell, ms. norton mr. walton ms. wynns and dr. murase. >> 5 i's. >> thank you very much and the phenomenal action item under that agenda items it the sfusd authorizing the issuance of the 2015 attention notes in an aggregate amount not to exceed $167 million is there a motion and second. >> thank you very much mr. carr response. >> thank you dr. murase and chief golden. >> i'll defer to my colleague. >> thank you, chief govrlg the
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recommendation that the board of education in the san francisco unified school district do you want the resolution of the board of education that authorized the issuance of the san francisco unified school district city and county of san francisco california 20th century 2015 tax and revenue anticipation note in an aggregate principle amount not to exceed $16 million and authorizing the delivery of a preliminarily official statement official statement and notice of sales and approving the form and authorizing the execution and delivery of a continuing disclosure certificate and providing for the approval and execution of other documents related here to and certain acts in connection there have. >> thank you, very much. no public speakers any questions or comments by my colleagues? seeing none, ms. casco roll call vote
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>> mr. chin. >> ms. fewer mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell ms. norton and dr. murase. >> i want to congratulate the team for an amount vote on all items in the special order of business thank you very much item n is consent calendar resolution we move forward for the second none tonight. >> oh, i'm sorry yes i apologize we are on agenda item m very important we have two very substantive topics the first is an update on the willie brown middle school and cpr the shipyard mr. carranza. >> thank you dr. murase so the
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willie brown middle schools team makes it is way i want to i'm going to turn it over to this over 0 lupe and introduce the members of the presentation. >> good afternoon, commissioners this will be a where we live presentation this evening as many of you may know on monday we welcomed over the 57 thousand students over 2 hundred students to the newly reestablished willie brown middle school and we look forward to seeing them we thought it was really important that on the overview of openly the schools we gave you gave you the progress rotator for the tuition you'll hear about this evening in advance appreciate that this is really been a yearlong across the departmental efforts many folks that insuring not only the physical plant but
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the pragmatic workers of the school we look forward to providing for our students much of that provided corporation cooperation and leadership if the projects i want to appreciate her pubically and many folks are coming back to meet with the colleagues today in fact, the carefully hand selected willie brown middle school faculty and support staff have been working throughout the summer under the leadership of the promise in being prepared to off powerful teacher a unique experience so this evening you'll hear a recap of the big picture and the community engagement and the pragmatic features we're share with you principle austin. >> good evening board of
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commissioners detrust president of the willie brown middle school extremely excited to be here today (clapping.) just my principle and our stem correspondent we have a two teachers in the audience we have our social worker and correspondent ms. andrew's laura and our e l a science teacher ms. julia and in the back our beacon director so i'd like to begin by giving you an overview of the process and willie brown construction the site is beautiful and this was willie brown middle school one year ago september 9, 2014, you can see the main entrance it is in the rear this is willie brown middle
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school today and as we wait for the light this is a beautiful shot it is well-polished okay. we'll see it on the side good doesn't we today, we hosted our step up orientation for over one and 10 of our students to be act made to the school our entire staff was there with enthusiasm to engage all the students and families as we prepare for monday august 17th willie brown middle school is a school destined on the founding principles specifically the 6 at least and dispopulations of our vision 2025 they must be master for the 21st century to for the
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skills to be employable and have a global identity embedded in the core of our program the students will have access to world education to extend their education beyond the textbook our students will be supported by pier resources to develop the leadership models inside willie brown middle school a purpose of self the shifts that are listed in the vision 2025 are shifts taking place across the country willie brown middle school in the design of our state and federal consulate personalized pathway and two in the space and time in our mission statement we specifically call out the fact
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we want our students to have the skills and abilities to major in stem degrees we wanted our students have the option and freedom in the future to choose stem crazy san francisco economy demands those tool to explore the identity and expand the possibilities and be of service to others our students to be advocates of social justice for the expansion of the rights of humanity with the willie brown middle school so the action into 9 action of willie brown memorial day begins with the in coming sight graders we designed an academic program and a social program and healthy program so when our students leave in eight
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grade they meet the 6 dispopulations of the profile our strategic priorities are steward around the academic achievements as well as emotional development that means that the students are the core of our model outside surrounding it our family engagement strategy and communities involvements as well as staff development it is approved monthly and weekly and daily four academic achievement the first to open a ucsf for the standards for the next generation of scientific in sf i was most of complex construction to make sure that every student
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is focused on developing math and science teacher at willie brown middle school we expand the construction do our e l a and social departments 3 times a year we'll offer the opportunity to students to be engaged in the hands on learning we'll invite the community to give feedback during exposition week for the design process we're oh, the extended classroom and have a partnership with a local education management organization to support our personalized learning plan so how students will have a plan unique to them and the abilities support if the teachers for the learning task as well as individual technology skills
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four our psycho emotional development we're beginning our academic as well as behavorial performance at willie brown middle school we've create smaller class our crews and in our advisors class up to minutes two or three times a week 15 students work to support them into the academic growth as well as reflection on their goals beyond willie brown middle school and as well as college in their career we have a partnerships are stanford university to help us build the acclamation practices so all our students know they're in a welcome place and perform in high levels through sfusd your teachers are dpw the restorative
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practices for the learning curriculum and our mission we have the resources as part of the directive supporting our youth development the healthy habits of mind lifestyle we're offering a health class to the saith graders all students are enrolled in a pe course and we'll continue to offer that heartache class 3 to 8th grading grade are a partnership with the public health and this is managed through our partnership i mentioned our beacon director is wanting we're in a position to offer not only family engagement but before and after-school programs we have a student club sports for involving and basketball and boys and girls to attack boys
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and girls we're offering anyone else events that was our parents organization aligned with our student organization. >> great i want to highlight the tremendous highlights many of the work streams are in blue tare indicated they're coming to a close and green is highlighting this week a focused on the family and faculties and this will happen as mentioned we really all those directions are coming to a close as wire getting ready to open on monday. >> our fundraiser forevers have been incredible the stem phone call is a huge draw for many companies supervisor yee can spoke earlier about the tremendous support of a the of
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us and as you walk the halls of were about to see the support for our students our health and wellness center is supported by the department of public health and we have additional learning opportunities for many in kind supports at this point, we're looking for $40,000 which will go to both students and family programming and the tech and help the elements at willie brown school enrollment we as of this morning have 2 hundred and 15 students enrolled you can see how the wait list has moved forward if round one we have 33 students and parents knocking on our doors trying to get their students into the school we have met the 10 percent and ready to start in terms of gender it is split
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evenly slightly more male students but the concern was that initially shared is that not coming to fruition we're happy to welcome everybody our ethnicity breakdown is the most diverse we're 38 elementary schools that are represented. >> staffing model for those schools are based on - the staffing model for the willie brown middle school it bans all of those funding supports allows us to hire a stem corresponded to help with the cooperation of the stem practices at willie brown middle school two math and two science and two social science teachers and one inclusion teachers to support
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the high rate of students for the individual listed plans at the willie brown middle school in connection with is have two educators and at the bottom engineering and design class feldz and art class resources are world language is spanish for this year and offer a librarian library class in the support staff one custodian and two security officers and for the health and wellness the wellness nurse and . >> community outreach from ucsf august those are the you mean events some have taken place we welcome the middle school with
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the ceremony to support emphasis legacy drive career in san francisco and i believe 75 families came out to the family pioneering engagement and was held at the park it was a success students really had a great time families connecting with the teachers fun building positive relationships today, we started out prooirp as a student step up the parents were there from 8 to 10 and students involved in the orientation and to note the teachers as well as the angular staff august 14th this friday the ribbon cutting term for the community support that event begins at 11:00 a.m. and have the weekend for the staff to move into willie brown
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middle school for the first day of school at 815 for willie brown middle school what is so unique about the success of this school prep to open in less than one week than all the support of san francisco unified school district what aligned in a strategic way to insure we were prepared to not only recruit the families from our folks from january but prepared to recruit teachers and prepared to continue to fund all of the instructions from our district leaders to the department and the superintendent we appreciate you beyond words for our hard work in supporting us in our department and for the construction social justice we appreciate you
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superintendant guerrero in united airlines our teams to give us the guidance we need more willie brown middle school we have a special appreciation to the supreme court and the board of education for all the commissioners for all the hard work to promote willie brown middle school and specifically i want to shout out the entire middle school support team in the leadership of jamie the site construction manager vasquez and julia for the cooperation of the work we're on our way again, thank you, thank you thank you on behalf of all the families and students of willie brown middle school. >> so just to wrap up commissioner hopefully, this evening is a nice quick summary
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as we prepare to open the campus for the newest middle school students we focus on as key goals in the district to remain focused to keep our promises and share the accountability just over a year ago a tall order in charge was issued that we not just make sure we complete a physical plant a facility that reflects the schools engagement in the design but recruit the leadership we erect educators that are dynamic that we make sure and fill every single open seats they reflect the definition community, that we engage the community along the way and you've been part of effort and hopefully, we've be able to deliver in time of opening the first day of school commissioners. >> thank you very much i did not have any speaker cards
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i do know that commissioner mendoza-mcdonnell is out of team would have liked to congratulate the team many of us knocked on doors to get parents centered in improperly it is good to notice the process commissioner norton. >> thank you to the team and the entire team wear i think all of us are really excited i'm so excited to come on friday and walk around i the have a quick question you mentioned in our presentation the special education model you're using for 3 inclusionary teachers i don't think will have questions and do you know how many students are come in. >> 20 percent of our students population have i e p i'm sure
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if the numbers moved from the waiting list but 40 or 38 ask the specifically all the students will be supported in the directly in excuse me. general education class all the support mr. be given direct support in the physical ed south. >> is it a different model at willie brown that the middle schools that are tweaks and changes you've made or what the district is doing in other schools to support the students in the general population. >> we're using the framework step by step so we have a co-taken care of model for the students based on the minutes they need the support services we're united airlines or openly up clusters in the general classrooms bans the i p so the
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teaching will be directly and collaborating with the students for the lessons so all students access the content. >> thank you. >> other questions or comments commissioner wynns thank you, thank you i want to thank you for the work i want to ask you, we knocked on people's doors and said is soccer so is it kid enrolled. >> absolutely and principle hobson is working with the grooirz so this is honored wore not part of soccer legacy but this is going to be upheld. >> i told you he was going to a charter school before we went to his house (laughter) commissioner i'm impressed she
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knew the name of the student you were mentioning that's a testament to how well, we know our students. >> i'll be out there to visit. >> korea commissioner walton thank you for the past work to get the communities and kids ready for the school i've been in and around bayview hunters point there's not been a time period as of recent where the communities is more excited about something that is coming in the community so willie brown middle school has the community fired up and the young people we're all excited what is 49 in terms of the mr. wiener environment at willie brown and also we're, of course, all going to be supportive and be spending time making sure we are adhering
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to the projects to our students and communities again, thank you for your hard work over the psa past weeks i was at the school still a little bit of work to do to get ready for monday but you have faith we'll be ready to welcome our students and the last thing nobody told me to wear my shirt so thank you. >> commissioner vice president haney. >> i want to congratulate you and thank you to the entire team for all of your hard work i think a year ago it felt like a dream and therefore to be about to open and be a real place and have students there is just so exist to see everything that has come to fruition to things i want to ask one is you know, i think that there's been so many
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folks part of this effort and a long list of folks to thank i want to ask and especially on tv and the radio how can the public continue to support what's happening at willie brown and their opportunities for it to be tutor to mentor how can we truly make this a community effort so that anyone who is hearing this who wants to warn partner with us and support what is happening how can they do that and another quick question i was really excited to hear this i did is hopefully, a direction in the future of having all the students be signed a crone book how exactly how e how does that work and what kind of supports the staff to the willie brown has had in terms of what this means for continuing the use of
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this technology and how that is rolled out and how it will continue to roll out and influence what taken care of and learning is like and lastly this is a pet issue not one but i feel is important i don't see it listed are you going to have a student government someone that is responsibly and adequately supportive i'm looking forward to friday and more importantly to see the experience that all of our staff and community and i did not care people have at that school so thank you. >> we're extremely excited to accept any volunteers we have brooms. (laughter) to we have brooms so sweep up dust from the construction site in regards to little volunteers specifically one i'd like to give out the school phone number
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(414) 642-8901 that phenomenon will be answered by the phenomenal micro the school secretary and she'll take aau down requests for willie brown middle school but to support the community-based organizations that want to support our program at willie brown middle school we're in the process of developing a formal but now a classic sfusd application anyone that is interested in supporting our structural program wear stocking our stem lab our makers face the makers garage is there's a little bit of equipment to be purchased to completely fill out this space we'll grow into our science lab is stocked at the basic level we would like to
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enhance the materials that the students need 40 in the hands on in the mirena burns middle school specific community based on organizations could go to the website this is linked for sfusd under our home package the opportunities to download the application and apply oh, we literally have a group form that's an update if yesterday i didn't want to a google form so one all of our teachers who have using teaching in the stem lab and engineering and design class have been trained on my yes, a digital version for sfusd they're the teachers are teaching coding on the cloud through the chrome books and the learning mroormd
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our students are using the chrome books for the academic growths yes, we'll have student governments one of the teachers in the professional development session last week was extremely excited to be the advisor for our student government and our beacon will support the development of the student government and pier resources with the pier developers at willie brown middle school >> commissioner walton. >> i'm sure principle hobson i have two follow-up questions one so for the stem lab equipment is that the $40,000 you've referred to. >> the gap that exists. >> this is not this is additional just coming out of a partnership with the ideal
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support firm it is not we just purchased the basics but again that is the full staffed conceives lab we'll need support for . >> we got the day on the students statistics do we have the similar make up of the personnel can we respond to that are send over the information. >> we don't have that but will dale follow-up. >> you annunciations a telephone number share the address for the general public comment for folks not familiar. >> give me 258:005 silver avenue san francisco, california 94124
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>> thank you. i said want to invite the superintendent. >> i'm here like a katie couldn't be prouder of the team the incredible teacher i've thank you for the opportunity to sit in on the mergers with willie brown and delusional get out of the way they're building someone that is phenomenal at willie brown and that goes to the district that has actuallyaled around the facilities depth and the leadership of david golden everyone has come to the table with a unidentified approach to launching willie brown i want to answer one of the questions that was asked about what can the public do to support willie brown middle school i think we all know we have a choice system in san francisco and the word of mouth is golden in san francisco i'm just going to predict if you
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are a parent of a fifth grader you better get on the ball it is the hottest ticketed in the attain wait until you see the list it is going to be long at willie brown and get up to speed at willie brown the parents at willie brown this year to actually talk to their friends and their yoga partners and the people in the cubicle carrots the office from them and share the windfall things happening added willie brown i couldn't be more 24r50i68d in the heart of the city in the bayview in the form of willie brown middle school what's happening at willie brown and i'll tell you as a preview of coming attractions many of the wealthy of work that is being implemented is what is coming
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for the rest of the school district watch their, their doing we'll not say after this year everywhere we've not side that the faculty will show you we're doing it and having great success having a communities that is saying we expect this in everyone of our schools and students that are well prepared and be able to talk shop at a high-level when they get to high school high school better being paying attention those can i see will come in really, really well-informed of their future i know you probably want me to say a few words i could speak all nights of the efforts and wish willie brown a successful launch we'll be there friday and monday to welcome the students on the first day and principle hobson thank you for coming to san
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francisco and making this your home we're incredibly to have you at the helm and whatever you need for us to make that transition to the new school successful we're on your team. >> thank you very much mr. superintendent. >> thank you to all of who 0 joined us i'll not be there friday but monday. >> the next item is exploring the probability the shipyard chiu's campuses we'd like to have one public speaker and then discussion thank you.
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>> so dr. murase i'd like to ask our chief development laura morand who has been the point along with the deputy director and officer david golden in those open up for public comment this is going to be a brief introduction to the board and public around some of the conversation and the ideas we're engaging in the conversation with the city partners and lennar and for the future the san francisco and the san francisco unified school district but with that, i'm going to turn it over to our chief development officer laura thank you superintendant carranza and i'll be sharing this with our deputies this is an exist opportunity for us as many of you may know the shipyards is under construction and is a really existing
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opportunity for the city and i'm going to hear tonight a little bit about what is going on at the shipyards and over the last 6 months our superintendent and deputies chief facility officer has been in conversation with san francisco state university about an initiative partnering for a presence at the shipyards we wanted to present some of the early thinking to the board this is more follow but have next steps how to engage the board more deeply so basically, we're xrrg exploring the potential for shipyard and on the next page in the handout about the existing work going on at the shipyard and this is really an opportunity to have a revitalized waterfront neighborhood with the whole vision for the residential and
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entertainment a research and development conveying campus a business gutter situating on the waterfront and as we think about much the innovation work going on there some of that will be moving into the shipyard this is going to be an exciting mixed use space and 6 thousand housing opportunities there as well at different income levels we've not finished our projections around demographics which mr. lee will talk about we know there will be families there one of the things we had some encouragement from roberta to make sure when we think about the opportunities for community space which are generous but limited she encouraged us with exciting partnership ideas with
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the san francisco state university to come and present those to lennar urban what are the opportunities for us to have a educational footprint at the shipyard so we wanted to show you that as you heard from our presentation of were about this willie brown is the epic center of the stem educational opportunity zone, if you will, for our schools so what you see think the chart is the educational sites that we have and if we're building willie brown as it's center of education what about precare at the high schools how can we take advantage of some of the opportunities at the shipyard that will then not only benefit the students that lived in the shipyards by broadly benefit the whole areas the two
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opportunities is superintendant guerrero will go into the opportunity for a new school that could be a stem elementary professional school that feeds into willie brown and helps to build the capacity for stem at the other pre k elementary sites and the middle school and high school we also have been talking about as many of you may know the high school redesign how to rethink how to allow every single high school students a multiple opportunities so that this is really this is part of vision 2025 from our business communities how do we make sure not only the students in pretech ed but all students have rich opportunities to for dual enrollment and career experiences to have an opportunity to do something
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excited with an innovation alley lots of new companies entitying so those are the things from conversation next steps. >> so commissioners this next rendition a high representative in the oranges and yellows so highs that are 6 thousand homes projected in the shipyards and open park area as well as retail and commercial use and some identified community use areas and then one thing i'll be describing in the blue is research and development projects that are being conceptual listed i'll talk about in a moment you see in the high-level along the shoreline with the star is a potential
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parcel it could serve as a newspaper elementary schools the sfusd protocol an elementary school that could serve as a key important addition to our protocol that could serve a school like wishing as as comprehensive middle what it would look like in the elementary school students have a similar experience in the elementary years and so what would it look like or how might we create a stem focused elements that might have an additional feature as a professional development school model some preliminary conversations with the college of ed at the san francisco state university what if we had a setting many of the preteachers had an opportunity to develop their practice on a stem focus practitioners that could develop
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the models we herald or heard about earlier with willie brown and have to ac mat our educators to the practices in bay area schools specifically that feed into willie brown and marshall an exciting opportunity to how we partner and collaborate with the institutions in san francisco. >> now another part of the shipyard emerging developments here at the intersection of crisp avenue and fishing street is exhibit conceptual listed as a innovation alley a hub of technology that are interested in having a footprint in this area as well as stafshts that
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support very different kinds of sieblts in san francisco but in the middle of that all there is preliminary communication around a hub working title systemic accelerate that serves as a place for hub for secondary students in particular regional models around state in the country where high school students have an opportunity to participate in dual enrollment and other pathways that could be housed in a uniquely set up environment in a is it correct accelerate type of model some of the things that could continue to support the higher east side the cb o and other businesses that are interested in being established in this area what is the state of the art technology support not only
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high school but college aged students working in calculation clock and developing those sectors could create an interesting opportunity for our students to see some live and real models of tech companies and other no matter industries as a tech base for them. >> and to wrap up this conversation tonight i'm going to address a couple of points around process so this slide this shows probably not an exhale liquifies but an early brainstorming of the entities and the individuals within the various entities it needs to be engaged and beginning to be engaged actually many of the teams that are listed on this page actually
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need to share more information about the concepts of many folks listed it is a busy summer in this particular subject area so they have been conversations that have been take place in a preliminary fashion over the course of many months but accelerated over the summer so commissioners you may be hearing some of the ideas and see things are flushed out i want to reassure you this is a preliminary conversation in a moment i'll suggest some possible next steps for boards committees to go deeper and, in fact, with our own colleagues within the district and many of the developments not to mention across the university and city departments as well we have to
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expand the circles of communication but evolving all of those and other departments and individuals institutions need to be engaged to come up with both desirable feasible and viable ideas we've been engaged and we're excited getting tieftd of excited about the potential here in terms of ceded next steps ms. morand mentioned we're in the process of updating the demographic projections for the district this is happening in as as you may know a very dynamic context with respect to develop accept in this part of city but generally across the city we've engaged our folks many of you have seen their laptop and global a reported out some of the early finding a bit for work
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to do before we schedule a presentation whether a committee are committee as a whole for you to see some of the results of the refreshed demographics that talks about the choices or for the board to give us direction about what seems most adviceable not to mention the specific sites have the most potential and we as staff will give you the thinking about that if you saw some of the maps of the shipyard there are actually 5 community serving sites that have been identified through the combination of the shipyard the hunters point shipyard and candle stick point development areas and we've been engaged in conversation with the lennar urban and the office of
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economic workforce development a investment the closet to the redevelopment the city's arm for continuing the development plans work with lennar urban so we've in the process of vesting and learning more about the pros and cons of those sites and what the star that was on one of the slides represent our current thinking about what is desirable so in terms of process we suggest that this topic be vetted fallout and perhaps an augmented services committee a pretty complicated aspects it committee that a preliminary discussion i believe in either may or june commissioner walton and commissioner fewer and commissioner mendoza-mcdonnell were present for that but this
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is providing more detail than the committee took up but that is a good place for the committee members and others that are interested to really do i go into those details for us as staff to give you more information in the meantime, several the stakeholders are interested in initiating the conversation or deepening the conversation with the mayor's office about the concepts that have been sketched out in particular around the systemic accelerate idea and a little bit later wear not ready to propose this but thinking that maybe appropriate you may find this appropriate for one or more of you to draft a board resolution or with our assistance can help with that as well to kind of take a formal position of interest to explore those ideas
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either the professional developments or the elementary schools and/or the systemic incubator with the mathematics education we know we're going through this quickly and a lot more conversation to be had. >> we have one public speaker. >> identified previously formal member of the board of supervisors now what with larry in charge roberta a quiet an advocate to include a educational piece to what is going on at the shipyard thank you very much. >> thank you madam president and mr. superintendent and commissioners i'm incredibly delighted to be here and produced proud as a san
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franciscan to increase taken such wonderful imaginative conversations with the superintendent and his delightful staff we've been in conversation with the san francisco state university's about the collaborative conversation with the shipyards about the stem education for the san francisco unified school district from the pre k and elementary schools level on the proposed - on what could possible be a proposed elementary school on the shipyard that opportunity to highlight stem accelerate for 11 and 12 graders and high school students that can enjoy co-enrollment with the college students on the shipyard campus
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san francisco state university is eager and pleased to us be to considering a collaboration ion on behalf of lennar as the president mentions i've been a consultant to la in her for 8 years as we have unfolded the community responsive communities benefits process at the shipyards and candle stick and had the most delightful partner in the form of community representatives such as dr. verna honeycutt who is with us because of her profound and deep interest in the uplift of the shipyards community and the bayview community in general i'll point out it is true that there are 6 thousand projected
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housing units on the shipyards 32 percent of which will be offended at the below-market-rate housing so this will be an exciting addition to the housing stock but 45 housing units on candle stick point and 32 percent as well will be offended at the affordable rates so the grand total 10 thousand 5 hundred new housing units alone through the integrated shipyard and candle stick development something that i know your development infers are taking specifically into account and generate incredibly well integrated community of interest, constructive achievement for all of our san francisco residents, for our san francisco children and this educational opportunity the
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opportunities for us we at larry in charge urban to participate collaboratively with all of you and with san francisco state is an opportunity we don't want to miss so thank you all very much i look forward to speaking with you much more specifically in the future thank you. >> i want to thank mr. action burger she's south side of as the secretary of the housing development department we're fortunate to have they are talents to the community i want to recognize dr. honeycutt in the audience and the retired dean the san francisco college and dedicated her life to the education of young people that concludes public comment questions or comments from any colleagues commissioner norton. >> i'm interested in the demographic work i'm interested in that from a broader student
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assignment you know prospective but which do we expect to see the analysis that their completed. >> well commissioners, i think the best i can offer a guess so we have had sort of on it ration of conversation with them pretty recently last friday i believe about some of the preliminary finding based on that we have a number of questions they themselves have a number of questions to explore seismically from status sources is from the city and county holds we're making a judgment how precise we want to be based on those current a.m. guts before scheduling a discussion for a
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board of education meeting with that said, it will not be meantime in august we hope we can schedule a discussion with a bit more information in september but there niece to be a couple of more iterations of some of the analysis and really just to put a finer point the major questions or set of questions is about this new development the new how's developments in the pipeline and we want to get a more precise understanding of the unit the mix of the for each development case by case what is the numbers of studios one, two or three plus bedrooms etc. and that really has to be done on a case basis so we have some historical information about the questions like the student yield how many students do we typically see
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from a development that has certain percentages of market rates from below market rate and so we have a lot of information in order for us to give specific projections especially about particular development areas like the shipyards or park merced or mission bay better, more precise information than we have so hopefully early september it could be spill over a little bit but we're working as hard was we can to bear down >> i appreciate that i know that is complex and you've been dynamic but the concerns i have precisely around the yield we've clawed there are good reasons to
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rely on the historical data traditionally we certainly do not want to over build or plan that is sad which to hear that we you know we basically in the past have thought so little of the students that would live in the market rate housing would become our students and that you know, i just want love us to dig into that a little bit more and see you know what are other similar communities what yields so necessary see if the yields vary what we historically see you know i don't i don't want to see we're only goes to get the students that are low income or few of the middle-income and the higher income students and that may historically have been the pattern but i don't want to see
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us completely so those students are going to be our students i'd rather dig both that to understand how to disrupt a historical pattern for the participant. >> thank you those are descriptions the line of thinking we're trying to apply if we were satisfied justin just using the historical numbers we'd have a betterment than trying to get underneath some of the nuances that might be different than what we've seen historically. >> i would close by saying i've definitely heard if the constituents depress about how we are looking at mission bay about the number of market rate developments and maybe this is the best way from a planning
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prospective i do want to be overly option but explain to the public why we think the yields in certain kinds of housing are so low and even have a narrative or plan how to implement that going forward as opposed to relying on a historical pattern. >> i have commissioner vice president haney and commissioner walton this is the beginning of a conversation we have a much deeper conversation but if there are areas that the commissioners that 80 want to see pursued this is the time. >> well, i want to echo the comments that commissioner norton say so thank you for making that into a similar question i'm excited about this and thank you for your leadership in getting ahead of it and mr. morand for putting
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this forward and thinking about what is possible and having it not signed out we could have done something in the way it happened in the partnering i'm looking forward to the conversation if building the grounds i have one question that is relative to who what commissioner norton the reference the resolution the process in place how do this effort align with or you view it as separate from the conversation around mission bay some similar questions and some similar processes should those those some of this analysis be aligned this is a dwindles opportunity and timeline i want to put that out there with our thoughts and part of is the
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demographics. >> commissioner vice president haney i think there are a lot of intersections between our conversation and planning and vetting about this particular opportunities set of opportunities and other parts of city and that's actually been pretty explicitly discussed i'll give you one example of that which is as as you may know we're also making some plans around a general obligation bonds next year that championships some funding for some new schools because we fully expect we'll need to increase the capacity of seats in our protocol at the same time we don't expect to have enough money in the bond proposal to
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satisfy all the needs so we do have to think carefully and plan carefully what we will see additional demand at what grade levels in what parts of city that is a question that would, relevant around the shipyard and candle stick point and mission bay and e, etc. so it is all enter independent what is mraift us to propose a resolution specifically around the shipyard is that there are enter agencies implementation and partnerships for us as the school district and the board of education to be clear about what you're hoping to your committing to in xrrg the concepts that would be helpful as our understanding from the university and from
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larry more lennar and not close off options but it would articulate the boards current thinking including what say is open to exploring about it and the caveat for the information we will gather before locking into a discussion. >> commissioner walton and i'll try to be brief dr. murase but i'm definitely excited about the innovation additional and the possibility of campuses and the work we can side on the shipyard pause of the exposure i'm up here because of the combrour so having the
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opportunity to expose our children and families to the robust program is something that is exist and i get more excited when we balance the entities across san francisco in terms of what we offer and then just briefly if you talk about vision 2025 and some of the things in innovation alley with the vision 2025 plan the stem and the innovation the understanding the education and the academics and education and reimaging the space and time and the extended learning and everything that comes with that ideas i get excited and when we talk about in terms of of the projections who going to be living on the shipyards and bayview because of the development we can, in fact, start to look at how to get more
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affluent families excited wasn't we do in sfusd having a true education communities like we're proposing and what is being discussed is something that is going to get any family excited about moving into an area and participating in a school and communities with something like that so this also addresses some of the concerns we have as well who enrolls in the the schools and the choices and the excitement we understand we'll be, of course, proposing a bond there are other priorities and things we've discussed that we know are coming the arts campus and complex around the stifsh area and mission bthere are opps that i think we all should think
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about as we move forward and then just one of the last things i don't talk about things outside of san francisco but if you look like the center for advanced research and the things they're able to do being able to how do i word this - being able to bring the ideas and expects is something i get excited about, of course, this is operated by the district and development by the district and the opposite of what cart does in terms of the charter school but excited about what they offer for students seeing the opportunity that is here through that and what is being proposed i think is again, we should take a look at it and oufg you'll see something i'm excited about and
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hopefully develop something for the future that benefits us in the future with this type of planning. >> commissioner wynns. >> thank you thank you for that presentation that was actually very exciting and i'm happy to see that human resources i want to and actually, i wanted to respond to one of the things that commissioner norton said i think one of the historic analysis that we need is that we still as far are not getting the yield from mission bay that was projected and that we've - now honestly we shouldn't be happy about this but you're planning was show so we kept saying oh, we have a school site we don't know what kind of school and
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level it might be that is still true i'm glad by i've heard a number of reporting that said gave projections that were estimates based on the years of development and those had not materialized so i think we should pubically say one thing that is much more important about the shipyard at hunters point is that the developer also the city has been much more responsive to the demands that we need family housing so the studios and one bedroom apartments the paramount housing partner in mission bay were not going to be appropriate for families and never mind we've not discussed the other issue the market rate so therefore not necessarily those that we have starred to seen in public
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schools if there are were any there in the first place that is one example present we need to look at a little bit and retrofitting but in the past the projection we know we're a little bit ahead of the curve from the previous demographic study when the child and public population will begin to go up again based on not only on new developments but more just on the dome graphic curves we have as the superintendent and i were talking about the other day we don't have any room in the middle schools that is something we openly up a new one how do we plan well enough and, of course,
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none can predictability the recession so having the discussions like this and maybe this will give us the opportunities to explore some of the things and identify things to look at so that's the first one and is second thing is that i - i'm very interested in making sure we have all the information about what is happening with the plans and what potential projects we have in mind for that the bonds so you look at this and it is fascinating exciting to have those two facilities is great but it can be really expensive so i think we need as much time as we can
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get to know all the components that are going to effect that so i'm you know asking for that whatever information we have of - we always have the tension once we say it pubically people think it is concrete but not a surprise to us and the public but particularly so that we're never in the position of saying oh, if we had known of 6 months ago or a year ago we would have had a different conversation those are any main concerns i'm glad that lots of people are moving forward this is what we show should do it could be fantastic and exactly the kinds of investments we need to the city we're by the way, our students like and we really
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needs to focus more on that which we're doing this is parts of that so thank you very much. >> i'm going to thank the team for their presentation it sound like we'll have lots to talk about i'll refer this to building and grounds and the student assignments demographics and anticipation for the issue so thank you, again thank you, mr. action beggar and dr. honeycutt for joining us i'm really glad we had a definition about willie brown at the shipyard we're 0 now at item n the consent calendar that were removed for the second moving there were none we're on item o vote on the consent calendar with the exception of the resolution 2a on it package 24 and page 33 which have been severed by commissioner wynns.
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>> i mean ms. casco roll call vote please. ms. chin. >> ms. fewer mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell ms. norton. >> i didn't except no on k two. >> bullet. >> ms. wynns and dr. murase. >> thank you thank you very much we're on item p consent calendar resolution severed for board discussion and immediate action. >> commissioner wynns. >> i have two items one is actually item 5 of two a on page 24 a million dollars grant from the california department of
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finance for innovation an innovation and higher education its purposes to increase the post secondary enrollment that is very little information that is the format but i kind of like to know what is it is before we is, yes we'll do that i understand it is not a lot of money comparatively speaking by one of the things if we don't know anything about it oh, yeah, we do something did we know about it and kevin is finally that's why you're smiling right so nobody knows about that i can get the information later oh.
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>> (laughter). >> so sorry. >> go i'm such an idiot where are any glasses. >> here you want mine? >> okay. so i hope ken norman is listening she embarrassed me as many of you may know we applied about city college for the government's initiative grant and received for bridge to success we received a $3 million innovation award yeah. and one million dollars is for us and one million dollars - the
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entire award goes to city college and then they, decide how to xrorpgs that $3 million grants we great and that city college said that was a joint project they'll take a million dollars and we'll share a million dollars in shared funding so this million dollars is to accept it >> basically, the same program we've been doing bridge to success. >> an award to continue to do the work we've been doing with city college. >> no - a new source of fuentes wlaum by funding. >> the gage grant is actually ended up so, now we have no funding for san francisco day or the council's for the p lc with
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the city college councils for the math teachers to meet with the math teachers to have the joints enter departmental meetings in addition to providing incentive and support programs for the students during their freshmen year the grants has to the been appropriated they're doing it only to accept the million dollars and you'll start to see things come in. >> if i may i was - thank you that is helpful but i'm - without saying oh, i want every one of those to look like one of these if someone can look at that with the eye does that say third degree anything with an explanation there are a couple of other things i've highlighted
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this one explicit say anything in nobody objects maybe we'll look at the agenda in the future you know soon in the next couple agendas. >> yes. the commissioners we'll be happy to do that sometimes, we well, everybody knows what we are doing so we'd like to make sure we have an eye towards that thank you for pointing out. >> i do. >> why not take them together. >> so the other one on page 33 and this says so i'd like to know kurt's pot it.
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>> another short one so i've asked them executive director daniel in h.r. that has oversight of the benefits team to speak a little bit on the details of perking spot something we've got a new benefit to our employees if they want. >> good afternoon commissioners thanks for the opportunity to speak if so a initiative program it is free of cost to the district and gives a number of gym memberships and theater discounts and cell provider like at&t and verizon to help make a few things for affordable in the city. >> so it is - >> it's a for profit they make money off the merchants but free
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of cost for our employees to use. >> so i want what i want our obligation to make sure we have to disclose where we're giving employee information to the for profit what we get out of that look at both sides. >> of course in our sort of tentative agreement it is pending approval here we do we're not providing employee information it is opted only people can include it in open enrollment and employees interested can enroll with air ucsf address and they can't use it information or sell it for other purposes. >> yes. >> i'm still a little bit nervous but this is a little bit
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slippery slope i want to provide things for the employees an as he knows the cost of living here is prohibited but i still am a little bit nervous and superintendent and sxhultd. >> sure thank you, commissioner we have a healthy sense of skepticism this is passed through the legal department our contracting officer we've subtle made sure that no identifiable information is provided to those folks an opt in and i think from a couple of conversations with new teachers with the orientation i had the opportunities to participate they were excited about it i think this is going to be you can no discharge danger to us i'm going to sign up for the gym membership (laughter) a nice perk for the employees.
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>> open-ended contract. >> this is another example where - this is not a lot of information about something that is maybe great but maybe a little bit slippery slope. >> that's a 3 year agreement we thought that was exciting a referral program for local businesses so from employees that sign up they have a favorite restaurant or establishment in the city they can refer that to perks slot and they'll have them in for local discounts too. >> commissioner walton. >> so just to question because i've dealt with this a little bit in my other life the events for perk spot their solicit the district employees and get a percentage with work with vendors. >> is that.
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>> i'm sorry i'm not following the question one more time. >> basically, their benefit for perk spot to solicit our employees to connect them with the companies. >> yeah. as american people's employee there's a website if you registration our website to have access to the merchants that off perks through perk spot and something a monthly pamphlet how much out of saved often the restaurant or whatever. >> the word free is definitely free to the district because it is at the expense of the district employee with heavy solicitations there's a possibility that happens. >> one the thoughts of of the things to go into it how
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solicited and we'll not hair the districts e-mails with peculiar spot specifically for that it is important it is opt in only so only employees that want to be part of it will be part of it. >> how about outreach to our employees how will they learn about their option opting in. >> no we've prepared our open enrollment materials that goes out in september for to include a flier as part of open enrollment and for the new hire packets we'll probably put something in there as well. >> commissioners keep in mind if an employee opts in they can opt out. >> i just think we have to be careful how we our employees that this is like have i got a
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deal for you b.a. but what you you getting access to our employees is a big deal; right? so you can see other thing all our other contracts have was ways to cancel them do they have a thirty days cancelation >> i'm not sure we're going into a mou we'll have to consultant. >> commissioner walton in a moment i share some of commissioner wynns concerns particularly a 3 year contract we haven't had a chance to vet it we' awe in the meantime it b if it getting goes out with open
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enrollments we have fully vetoed it i guess i'm not comfortable i have enough information to make that call tonight. >> commissioner walton. >> that's my question i know that is an mou not a contract but one does it have to be 3 years and if severed how to guarantee we'll basically stop the solicitation of the employees. >> i'd like do my homework to answer that. >> we can consult with legal in terms of as we design the perimeters of the mou we'll consult legal on. >> i don't have questions about the legal illegality this can be very legal not stopping a corporation from doing what they
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do in regards to solicitation. >> i'd like to recognize our general council. >> i'll suggest with the commissioners concerns we get a little bit further in the process and bringing that back to the board and include language the commission is not explori endorsing and our employees can unprescribe if they decide this is too intrusive and we can certainly make sure there is a cancelation period so if this goes wrong we cancel it with thirty days notice. >> commissioner vice president haney. >> that sounds great i saw them nodding their heads it would be great to consult and have a chat with our labor units with concerns.
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>> commissioners i want to say we're going to pull this from this agenda we'll had had homework and this is not a extended benefit this is a memorandum of understanding so we're trying to give folks to our folks not trying to solicit them but give opportunities to our folks anything that saves to work and live in the city i know that is what you what i want to be clear if there's concern stwlaefr we'll not bring this back to you. >> if i may just i'd like to i don't want to interrupt but there is - i did not think that the district has any you know nashz nash purchase but the other side of the mou i think
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that is kind of our job here. >> student delegates. >> if i may how do does it effect the sfusd students. >> this is an employee benefit so it does not not a benefit offered to students only a benefit for employees. >> thank you. >> that's a great question. >> so my understanding is this item is withdrawn from the consent calendar. >> but mr. superintendent is it coming back at another meeting bringing back a brand new item. >> it will come back as a new item. >> so we have remaining vote on 2a that was severed commissioner walton. >> by no means do you want to take any benefits away into the district personnel isle i've spent time with the aggressive corporations it would, great if
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employees are telling us this is something we want and see this will help with any reluctance. >> thank you very much ms. sanchez we're now on roll call for the severed stem 2a. >> we'll voting on b-1 grants. >> the whole item has been - thank you. >> ms. fewer mr. haney ms. mendoza-mcdonnell arrest ms. norton only abstain on items 11 and 12. >> mr. walton arrest chinese i
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ms. wynns and dr. murase. >> thank you. >> we're on item q for first reading i need a motion and second for this revision of bylaws and reading materials may i have a motion and second i'll refer this to the rules committee next is sb two by bylaws order of business i need a motion and second. >> second. >> i will refer this to the rules committee i believe that the general council as introductory remarks not public comment on this item tonight. >> i believe that dr. murase you're referring to we've made revisions since the agenda was
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put together to the order of business and the revisions are in the lobby and available to the public and available to the members with the revisions that the bylaws for the rules committee for consideration. >> thank you very much i want to point out to colleagues there is a new section about the proper procedure for board revisions and we're recommending changes to the order of business to help the flow of the meeting please join us at rules committee the next order of business is proposed for board meeting none and item s is standing committee report i'd like to announce the ad hoc committees of the board of education for july 1st
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june 2016 for the budget and business services rachel norton as chair members commissioner mendoza-mcdonnell and commissioner fewer the building grounds and services committee will be chaired by commissioner mendoza-mcdonnell with commissioners hastening and walter as you members for the program count i committee commissioner walton will serve as chair and the rules policy and legislation commissioner mendoza-mcdonnell will serve and commissioner walton and i as members for the student commissioner chung whether chair with commissioner norton and commissioner wynns on the ad hoc on personnel relations one change ms. casco so commissioner fewer will chair with members commissioner norton and myself this is change as of
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tonight on the city and school district select committee we have 3 representatives if the board commissioner fewer, matt haney and shau shamann walton's and the adas hock joint committee is not meeting we anticipate they'll meet in the coming school year i want to appoint commissioner fewer and commissioner mendoza-mcdonnell to that committee the times that the committees have not be determined up to the chair to consultant their members to determine that hopefully within the next meeting. >> yes. mr. superintendent. >> thank you madam president what were the two changes to chairmanship. >> this is where we'll get the
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names. >> not the chair but michigander for the ad hoc on personnel matters not commissioner walton but myself and other than the city select economy it will not be myself but commissioner walton. >> great so the chairs doesn't change wonderful and i've also for our information board members i've sent the memo to all of the liaisons in the district regarding those committee soimentsz and asked them to reach out to the chair of the by these to work with you for a syllabuses for the course of year to be clear about what we're covering and over the course the year to staff that so expect a contact if staff members. >> excuse me. can i ask a question. >> yes. >> one of the things that we may need to figure out is that in the past two years we've had
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a lot of things with between the rules and membership we don't have with the new committees we've had challenge of because what happens that truthfully we end up talking about the state budget if the rules committee because that's when the advocates come here to talk about bills as they end up talking about the budget too so we'll have figure out that just wanted to say that it is not as easy. >> i'll recommend for the key months of the year that we set a date early that there be a joint meeting. >> we've discussed it that the past and see if it is doable at this time not been in the past it it doesn't matter because an overlap in mile-per-hour. >> okay let's see we are on item b board
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delegates any reports of the s.b.a. or city schools? >> well, i do want to mention that superintendent carranza hosts the council in san francisco and it was a treat to meet other school board members and superintendent from the major is schools i was sitting with a school board member if orlando that said many people think this is highly luck terrify to run this is not the case lessor (laughter) that was a very interesting everything all others reports by board members there are no committee reports but if board members participated in any recent
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actives superintendent carranza. >> madam president i'm sorry, i want to add to the council of school the national conference is in long beach we've been informed that it has been the practice there is a forum that takes place during one the days of the conference that the national toasted televised that will be hosted with a ask the panel that discussed race, education and class and college going cultures in school district we're pleased to have to sfusd students whose names are yet to be revealed has to be clear by the parents we couldn't be prouder to have them speaking their truth on this national panel.
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>> thank you. superintendent i wanted to report that the school district has sent a letter to the school business for the leadership program i was fortunate to be on the delegation wanted to thank the deputy director superintendant guerrero and special assistant for a week of deep work on african-american achievement and think there were lots of really strong ideas how to betters organ the school district and classrooms for african-american achievement and i was very pleased to see that the evidence will then show at the administrators institute i want to congratulate the team that put that together including the superintendent colleagues commissioner norton and commissioner wynns for attending that that was a great way to start the year any other errors
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seeing none, report of closed session action so at this time we will recess no. we're not going to recess. >> we haven't made that change to the order of business that action it for reporting any closed session you've taken from previous meetings. >> oh, i see so the closed session items were recorded previously so there are nun tonight item u others informational items post on the agenda is a staffer of the acceptance of gifts for june and july of 2015 to the donors quite a list and like to adjourn i know the superintendent has covered some of this but we've put together
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an many memoriam for in particular teacher ed and form school board member and our thoughts go out to the student we lost but our custom will not have a memoriam for the student our hearts are with east side family and all those who knew and loved him we've experienced a devastating loss with 14 years at street schools who taught the students tremendous challenges an on and on educator who shared his nature with the projects get out and learner he forged a partnership with our students and evolving many had an opportunity to become hired members of the staff mr. chief administrative officer no did we we want to do changed
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the lives for the better and his students talk about the enthusiasm and it's dogged commitment a kind and charismatic person that was persistence with a great sense of humor that uplifted those around him staff suggested 3 testimonials for facebook dedicated so i'll read with the bonds and the trusted every single student had with you the feeling of you will not be gotten you've helped us in family as a kid my family was only my parents but with you, i realized its not just you and the family you love people you can count is on and you may be gone but your much closer because you're in
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the hearts of every single student and personally in the hearts of my family i love you ed, i know you're watching over me now i ask you no more credit loss secondly, i'll thank you for pushing and encouraging me back in 2007 i accomplished many goals miss you eddy and finally ed you're a hero and a better friend a true angel in disguise i'll not forget you love you always we're planning a time where students what celebrate and remember mr. chief administrative officer no and finally in memory the member of the board of supervisors she's
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most the vetted teacher until here passing last year if bolivia received the public administration council psychiatrist from i's f and graduate from the management development for entrepreneurs program from ucla she was appointed by george gascon and ran in the citywide elections elected for a 2, 3 year term and served as vice president and twice as president and as the superintendent mentions the first latina woman elected to office if the city's history during ear tenure they're she was an advocate for support service for immigrants students and english learners and served
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as a delegate and served on several boards and emigrate the orders of francisco from the republic of vince wall and the from mexico government other awards include the chamber of commerce, the historic making history and the latinos heritage most education award she was the matriculate of her family and the board of education and express our sincere condolences meeting
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doing a special series about staying safe. let's look at issues of water and sewer. we are here at the san francisco urban center on mission street in san francisco and i'm joined today by marrielen from puc and talk about water and sewer issues. what are things we should be concerned about water. >> you want to be prepared for that scenario and the recommendation is to have
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stored 1 gallon per person per day that you are out of water. we recommend that you have at least 3-5 days for each person and also keep in consideration storage needs for your pets and think about the size of your pets and how much water they consume. >> the storage which is using tap water which you are going to encourage. >> right. of course at the puc we recommend that you store our wonderful delicious tap water. it's free. it comes out of the tap and you can store it in any plastic container, a clean plastic container for up to 6 months. so find a container, fill it with water and label it and rotate it out. i use it to water my garden. >> of course everyone has plastic bottles which we are not really promoting but it is a common way to store it. >> yes. it's an easy way to pick up bottles to store it.
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just make sure you check the label. this one says june 2013. so convenient you have an end date on it. >> and there are other places where people have water stored in their houses. >> sure. if you have a water heater or access to the water heater to your house, you can drink that water and you can also drink the water that the in the tank of your toilet. ; not the bowl but in your tank. in any case if you are not totally sure about the age of your water or if you are not sure about it being totally clean, you can treat your water at home. there is two ways that you can treat your water at home and one is to use basic household bleach. the recommendation is 8 drops of bleach for ever gallon of
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water. you add 8 drops of bleach into the water and it needs to sit for 30 minutes. the other option is to boil water. you need to boil water for 5-10 minutes. after an earthquake that may not be an option as gas maybe turned off and we may not have power. the other thing is that puc will provide information as quickly as possible about recommendations about whether the water is okay to drink or need to treat it. we have a number of twice get information from the puc through twitter and facebook and our website sf water.org. >> people should not drink water from pools or spas. but they could use it to flush their toilets if their source are not broken. let's look at
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those issues. >> sanitation is another issue and something people don't usually or like to think about it but it's the reality. very likely that without water you can't flush and the sewer system can be impeded or affected during an earthquake. you need to think about sanitation. the options are simple. we recommend a set up if you are able to stay in your building or house to make sure that you have heavy duty trash bags available. you can set this up within your existing toilet bowl and once it's used. you take a little bit of our bleach. we talked about it earlier from the water. you seal the bag completely. you make sure you mark the bag as human waste and set it aside and wait for instruction about how to dispose of it. be very
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aware of cleanliness and make sure you have wipes so folks are able to wash up when dealing with the sanitation issue. >> thank you so much, >> and i know again john was president of the senate he didn't like name any type highway or road or bridge after anyone that was alive so after he termed out i'm glad he termed ousted bob and bob 82 me my staff said we need to name the freeway after john is caused could motion the senate didn't want to do it because of they're
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standing rule but decided to speed up the rule and name if after the senator john burton we're here he's been my mentor and my boss and for me has been the current modern day sfanls person the wonderful john burton i'm happy you're here today so without further ado we have a fabulous speaker nancy pelosi the two of them are like partners in crime nothing happens at the state or federal level when if comes to the city and county of san francisco without our nancy and john so nancy pelosi. (clapping.) >> thank you, very much. 41 no may i talk to know bringing us together this history was
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shared by many people here as john oriented them to his greatness in terms of values and john would say request getting the job done getting the job done fiona sent out the word as anyone puts out the word that john is going to be honored when that the crowd turn out for john burton some which of us were to object in sacramento unbelievable to john a complete surprise was named for him here we are today that was a political home for him here we are right close to where we grew up he used to say the campaign has not begun unless the sign is on the house to when the sign is
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up the campaign begins christine reminder me i hope that is a source of great pride to his grandchildren that office space so many people hold john in such a high esteem he's brilliant and take full and strategic both we know that and is from time to time humerus (laughter) and intellectual or not (laughter) he is always right on point witnessly or unwitnessly sdriefz it right home i want to say a few weeks ago a reunion of the watergate babies in washington, d.c. there was a few years ago sworn into congress a new generation of leaders they came in with the chairmanship of
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shall we say people that didn't agree with they're moving generation or orientation in vietnam and the big star of the show is john burton everyone was it thrilled he turned out the reason we have a story skwubd is about truth so he's the former speaker that served with john knows that fiona said that was a challenge to get a naming done it but it was name 38 to none in the state senate no surprise there this is a special person his values run deep, his knowledge is so broad, his judgements are some reason and when you think mr. mayor that
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sometimes he wonder why we haven't come to that conclusion why do you ask he quotes filling when he says you'll understand when you understand (laughter) and that sounds like him it's a job to be with the mayor and fiona and the elected optimisms proud to be here with jackie spear one block into her district so we all love to claim some part of john burton it is a racket that a highway is named for him, i thought we remember coming out with a street name that is the housed a highway that important john took the high road a highway is important we always showed us the path forward a highway of streets a road i always showed
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us the path forward with great clarity so actually a personal privilege for mia family affair my daughter christen and others will be here they all send they're moving love as does that act of love for john burton speak for the people of not only this district not only our city not only the state of california but for his many friends on the national level what a busy j it is so many people come back here and say hey john burton i know him, i knew of him for generations to come it will be a name that simultaneously brings to people's minds greatness and brilliant and getting the job done congratulations john burton (clapping.) >> thank you and the sign is
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right over across the street with the bow another sign all the way on 39 avenue right before the zoo so everyone that is going to the zoo will be reminded how great john burton is our next speaker is congresswoman jackie spear we're in her district on the san mateo county board of supervisors and served in the assembly and the senate with john burton so is jackie is here (clapping.) thank you fiona and your vision and that of your staff to recognize the importance of leaving an indelible mark on the city it instructions john burton so as i see from 19 to 39 the new john burton highway that is a green spiritual place as spirit grove and ends as fiona
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says as r at the zoo if you think about john's life it is app to he had a lot of legislated i didn't things in his past and smoked a lot of it and have a witness his leadership in the assembly and the senate i, tell you from time to time it was a zoo i see that was mike and craig is here and form speaker and the other side of the aisle president kelly this is a family of san francisco who is here to celebrate a try legend he's a lend in our time we have a good opportunity to recognize him today, i want to spend a couple of minutes talking about which what he the in sacramento was a
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bulldozer he subtle could move anything through the process and one of the examples that really sticks in any mind is when the that he had fell took fronted stage in so many communities he's passionate about girlfriend i've gifrg the victims an opportunity in court and he the really the impossible by creating out of a whole thing the statute of limitations that would stand for a elder of one or two years his challenge in the court would super been held unconstitutional but john did it and people have been victimized have got relieve so when it was a was trying to make sure we got a particular benefit about from hoirl money or whether it was
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making sure the poor were not forgotten john burton was also the conscious of the state senate and we had great times together and tough times together during the energy crisis when we have govern leadership that wasn't shall we see as amenable as john's way of doing business he was challenged from time to time john it is indeed fitting you're a hero to us you've got to do the right thing when it is the wrong time so your leadership will be remembered through this friday by people see that location and have the zoo at the other end congratulations (clapping.) >> so i wouldn't be here without john burton and i know another woman was also benefited if the mentorship and love of john burton our state controller
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betty yee (clapping.) >> thank you fiona good morning, everyone i can't tell how special to be back to the old neighborhood i'm thrilled there are so many naturalist san franciscans to honor our senator john burton i want to say a couple of things there is a fitting tribute grouping in the same neighborhood most of you know my personal story my family had a laundry it was a time when just the whole value of community is so treasured the fact they were able to just put 6 itself i kids through college was unanimously but the values of the time i attribute that to john burton who brother filling f this was about community if anyone was hurting in the community it was for the whole
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community i hope we cherish this moment of honoring john and travel the freeway and see the signs of john that is fitting for the city to view with the great diversity i know the mayor has the great leadership we all reflect and think about not forgetting the lows future among us that is what john is about and frankly we listened in sacramento today, i know as we go forward i hope we can each time commit ourselves to value of communities and the community will be defined to john thank you very much for just one accepting this honor. >> two celebrating you for what you've meant to us not only the families but the people of the city and county of san francisco thank you, john
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(clapping.) >> so as anyone knows highway one and 35 they're all state how's highway and trying to deal with the state and the highways is not always easy i've had high battles as filling knows but we're effort we have a former john burton staffer someone who works with john burton in the senate who now it the secretary of transportation bryan kelly who really helped to make that happen today bryan (clapping.) >> thank you i'm not sure if i should say thank you e.r. apologize i'm happy to be here i say before the took the appointed from josh and should that the executive branch i spent 17 years working that in the state senate in sacramento and worked with skwubd in the
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state senate most people that that when you become a veteran staffer you are to get cynical and birth but i found it was opposite the more i stuck around the more good, i wanted to do and all the staffers want they want to work for someone they're proud of and respect so much i can tell you john without expensed every person who worked with we're proud for you thin and now we're proud to work with you and proud to say we worked with john burton john congratulations this is so well deserved (clapping.) >> we're happy that his daughter and john burton grandkids are here today they just literally got off a pa
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plane yesterday theirs a little bit jet lagged so wanted to make sure they are here for the presentation so here we go. >> (clapping) you. >> this is just what with my dad liked on open mike so for everyone here i haven't worked for him but i'm here as a family representative and the as we were driving down here this morning i was smoked we could see the ocean it really is a racket day and drive down the brfld more minded than i cardiac arrest to see the ocean as and come down and as nancy said the whole time i was groundbreaking there was a burton sign in the gram mass window 365 days a year that's who she was my dad as not here this afternoon we get
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elected to do stuff but i'm proud of everything that he's done and so glad that my kids are here and that they will have the legacy of everything that my dad has done and it is so nice to see all those people and i have to tell you my dad a is not guy i'm east side it's cold i went everyday to school left my house in a splitter and be cold they would say it's cold out there how do you not know that anyway, thank you for being here john burton freeway is a wonderful honor not only for myself and my children thanks for coming (clapping.) >> and the other gentleman who
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made in day happy without him we wouldn't be able to be here bryan kelly runs the state highways asia mayor ed lee runs everything else our great mayor, mayor ed lee (clapping.) thank you fiona actively that was mohammed nuru and ed reiskin they the a lot of the work as well listen this is my person player to join all of you leader pelosi and jackie and betty and fiona and burr at an family and all the friends to have this special occasion of people who have no time they're moving lives have been touch but can testify that john is a personalities never to be forgotten but also one that i think all of us celebrate for so many reasons i see present
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members of the board of supervisors that are here thank you fire chief and the department heads that have been touched with his great work and past members of the board of supervisors the community leaders for years have had the privilege of his leadership, but his council i for one wanted to say more strongly that i don't think i would have every gotten without the specialized counseling john you quietly dispersed to those you loved the most i have to remember that. >> but you know beyond the you know the very colorful language of this often associated with his speeches i do believe that i've sought out for many years the council of the people that
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have the experience of touching leave people's hearts and minds and made sure that those in public office never, never abuse that privilege that very, very special privilege of representing the people who don't have representation this is what johnny burton and the entire burton family represent is that touch that touch that is very special to san francisco and one i seek out kind of like this intersection there are many distracts many things that will throw you off, turn your head and keep i unfocused i know through the council that john has offered to me and so many others he's kept us fudges on the right things when people
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come down this highway they'll see drought tolerant you know vegetation, cleanliness all the way but they'll see a sign that keeps them focused focused on the right things with the city and the people in that this is what john meant to me and whether or not it is affordable housing, whether it is affordable transportation, whether it is just holding yourselves accountability to people that don't have a voice and most recently more and more whether paying attention to all of the youth that don't have the voice but want to grow up in the city we all pay attention to that and get very focused this is what john has represented not only his life and work and well beyond the rhetoric that has to be espoused with the state and federal and the local level his
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example to all of us so when we come down this highway whether we walk, ride a bike, in our cars or on the public transportation we should spend that very moment not being distracted by see the sign of john burton freeway and focus on the things we should do for others this is what john means to me on behalf of you'll have you friends and acquaintances and staffers that continue to really support his work and vision i present to you john burton freeway the city and county of san francisco
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(clapping.) >> i hear you guys; right? eyes right here hold thank you. >> no way first, i want to thank all of you thank you fiona i thought this was one of her dumber ideas it is kind of can embarrassing but i want to thank mayor ed lee i call eddy. >> thank you to jackie and
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nancy and - mrs. bryan kelly worked for me this is wonderful i do want to introduce also one form staff person who is floeft around here wendy where is she linda put up with me for 18 years in sacramento if you think that is easy and, of course, my colleague form speaker now bobby hertz beggar who came up here and my arm buddy how about that one jerry we served together in peacetime but anyway, i'm really touched by this that corner when i was a
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kid from the 7th grade through high school i would hitchhike from her a to go to lincoln and bob sinclair the hall of fame tackle would be hick himself i hitchhiking with me he's got a hall of fame jacket and i've got this i think i caught the best but i probably the - well, no vicky claims she reminds when either that was a newery the haul here and the church the lutheran church used to have mass at the empire theatre before it was built i remembered we lived on a block with 4 hours arnold's the milk man that actually went from milk to being
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a president of the more and more run dell and had grass like a putting green he used to get up early being the milk map and catch me at foufksz in the morning i said don't tell my mother i would be working late nights and it was hour hours the folks that had a cleaner and a guy at the end of the street ever knew his name with a sign in front of his house was d.c. the doctor of whichever my dad was a whichever doctor so the neighbor said oh, docking whatever the hell his name was my father saw the sign d.c. and
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i don't think they ever shock hands but it was at that moment i realized the difference between it mid block and does that answer your question but it was a garage thing growing up in this neighborhood there was where my folks would go out of town many, many party at the boulevard i mean, i was the guy with a phoney id could buy all the beer there was a liquor store on 16 and carville that sold gotten blob beer i clerked $0.50 for everybody so i could pocket 4 bucks it worked good but again two cold to keep this up i want to thank everybody for coming so it is a nice thing and
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eddy lee and i go back god knows how many years how many years? >> when we met you were doing the the dream the poster lawyer stuff long time fighting for the right type of thing betty met her when she was a staffer in sacramento and jackie met with the late great congress and nancy pelosi met her and george ma governor and shock her hand she thought it was because - i thought it was because the bureau tons were on the odds of the fight and nancy worked for
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my brother filling inform so many years and, of course, the great daughter of the nancy worked so again, thank you all of you very much i really appreciate it. >> and, of course, ed e ed reiskin will be talking about the so-called bottom of castro hill i want to thank all of you guys very much (clapping.) and. >> okay. we're going to do the unveiling and i'll make a couple of closing remarks please stick around drum roll (clapping.) (drum rolling)
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here we go. (clapping.) >> take that willie brown (laughter (clapping.) >> i did invite is willie brown i think he is out of town i called him and his office also
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>> what if you could make a memorial that is more about information and you are never fixed and it can go wherever it wants to go? everyone who has donated to it could use it, host it, share it. >> for quite a great deal of team she was hired in 2005, she struggled with finding the correct and appropriate visual expression. >> it was a bench at one point. it was a darkened room at another point. but the theme always was a theme of how do we call people's attention to the issue of speci species extinction. >> many exhibits do make long detailed explanations about species decline and biology of birds and that is very useful for lots of purposes. but i think it is also important to try to pull at the strings
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inside people. >> missing is not just about specific extinct or endangered species. it is about absence and a more fundamental level of not knowing what we are losing and we need to link species loss to habitat loss and really focuses much on the habitat. >> of course the overall mission of the academy has to do with two really fundamental and important questions. one of which is the nature of life. how did we get here? the second is the challenge of sustainability. if we are here how are we going to find a way to stay? these questions resonated very strongly with maya. >> on average a species disappears every 20 minutes. this is the only media work that
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i have done. i might never do another one because i'm not a media artist per se but i have used the medium because it seemed to be the one that could allow me to convey the sounds and images here. memorials to me are different from artworks. they are artistic, but memorials have a function. >> it is a beautiful scupltural objective made with bronze and lined with red wood from water tanks in clear lake. that is the scupltural form that gives expression to maya's project. if you think about a cone or a bull horn, they are used to get the attention of the crowd, often to communicate an important message. this project has a very important message and it is about our earth and what we are
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losing and what we are missing and what we don't even know is gone. >> so, what is missing is starting with an idea of loss, but in a funny way the shape of this cone is, whether you want to call it like the r.c.a. victor dog, it is listen to the earth and what if we could create a portal that could look at the past, the present and the future? >> you can change what is then missing by changing the software, by changing what is projected and missing. so, missing isn't a static installation. it is an installation that is going to grow and change over time. and she has worked to bring all of this information together from laboratory after laboratory including, fortunately, our great fwroup of researche e-- g researchers at the california academy. >> this couldn't have been more site specific to this place and we think just visually in terms of its scupltural form it really holds its own against the
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architectural largest and grandeur of the building. it is an unusual compelling object. we think it will draw people out on the terrace, they will see the big cone and say what is that. then as they approach the cone tell hear these very unusual sounds that were obtained from the cornell orinthology lab. >> we have the largest recording of birds, mammals, frogs and insects and a huge library of videos. so this is an absolutely perfect opportunity for us to team up with a world renown, very creative inspirational artist and put the sounds and sights of the animals that we study into a brand-new context, a context that really allows people to appreciate an esthetic way of the idea that we might live in the world without these sounds or sites. >> in the scientific realm it is
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shifting baselines. we get used to less and less, diminished expectations of what it was. >> when i came along lobsters six feet long and oysters 12 inches within they days all the oyster beds in new york, manhattan, the harbor would clean the water. so, just getting people to wake up to what was just literally there 200 years ago, 150 years ago. you see the object and say what is that. you come out and hear these intriguing sounds, sounds like i have never heard in my life. and then you step closer and you almost have a very intimate experience. >> we could link to different institutions around the globe, maybe one per continent, maybe two or three in this country, then once they are all networked, they begin to communicate with one another and share information. in 2010 the website will launch,
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but it will be what you would call an informational website and then we are going to try to, by 2011, invite people to add a memory. so in a funny way the member rely grows and there is something organic about how this memorial begins to have legs so to speak. so we don't know quite where it will go but i promise to keep on it 10 years. my goal is to raise awareness and then either protect forests from being cut down or reforest in ways that promote biodiversity. >> biodiverse city often argued to be important for the world's human populations because all of the medicinal plants and uses that we can put to it and fiber that it gives us and food that it gives us. while these are vital and important and worth literally hundreds of billions of dollars, the part that we also have to be able to communicate is the more
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spiritual sense of how important it is that we get to live side by side with all of these forms that have three billion years of history behind them and how tragic it would be not commercially and not in a utilitarian way but an emotio l emotional, psychological, spiritual way if we watch them one by one disappear. >> this is sort of a merger between art and science and advocacy in a funny way getting people to wake unand realize what is going on -- wake up and realize what is going on. so it is a memborial trying to get us to interpret history and look to the past. they have always been about lacking at the past so we proceed forward and maybe don't commit the same mistakes.
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and agree board of supervisors and the parking tort commission call the roll commissioner singh commissioner norton commissioner tour-sarkissian ask anticipated supervisor cowen supervisor campos director rubke is present directors you have a quorum >> announcement of approximate please be advised the ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. are prohibited at this meeting. phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices. board r

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