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but i do want to say our attitude as city hall is one we want everyone to know that alert sf and the 72 hours.org is there we're preparing for a disagreeing discharge that is man made or otherwise we're prepared and want to put out as much free information as possible so when people plan for those disasters it is less changing more before corning sea making sure they take care of the communications and their families and businesses and their neighbors i want to say again, thank you to our event our police department they'll be out there making sure they respond to any specific needs that are there along with public works as we
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have our deniable that can assist people in inspecting areas the city or the homes and apartments what might be needed as well as public works we emphasis that if there is any life-threatening emergency people for sure call 9-1-1 but when no life-threatening emergency please call 311 steady and that will be taken care of and the distinctions are in the tree branch falls on the street none it hurt that's the 311 but if a life wire ryan falls and people around that that is a 9-1-1 it is life-threatening we need to distinguish that so we don't have our lines filled with inappropriate calls to those lines we want the public to be
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read i again offer my thanks to the departments that are here today they are ready and they're willing they're able to engage in the departments and we want our city to be safe and prepared and doing what we do early and often so again, thank you and up now with more details along with the other departments is ann from our department of emergency services. >> thank you, mr. mayor and good morning in the early 80s and the late 90s we had huge storms here in the bay area well, actually throughout california according to a recent released e released report 46 days of rain in january and february of 1998 that's a lot of rain we learned from each experience each large storm that go things happy you
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you know you have downed power lines and the mayor said and power outages and flooding all sorts of thing we need to prepare we've gone through 4 years of drought a lot of trees coming down they don't have the root structures and the mudslides we have been preparing for this the impact is on the whole community of san francisco we started developing plans last fall working with all of our city departments agency and our nonprofit partners in the faith community and developing a game plan for el nino this year our concept of proclamations or game plan is continuous operations through a storm it if
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a severe storm tweezer in constant contract with the national weather service that provides us with information on point telling you the impact and severity of the storm and the potential hazards to san francisco we will queen a conference call with the city storm incident management team or i m t to update the partner agencies what to expect with the upcoming storm if necessary we'll open our emergency operations on 1011 turk to make sure we're court reporting our response activity with rains as the little spitting rains out p there and right now our city is preempt twenty-four hour to make sure that the residents and citizens and the visitors to san francisco are safe
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our game plan relies on the corridor response at all levels of government navigate our lead integer managers my lead el nino plan is meeting with fema to talk about our court reporting response effort our success relies on all our partners like pg&e, and our community-based organizations who are integrated with us at all levels of emergency operations in the field on the tv monitor you'll see sf 72 hour or city now the information hub and find information updates i'd like to take the opportunity when not an emergency this is a live site i encourage people to go check it out and finally with alert sf
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our text merchandising service in san francisco we have a new feature that will make that easier for people to sign up all you have to do a text 888777 triple 8, triple 7 and type in alert sf you're connected to this environmental service i encourage all people in san francisco and visitors to sign up for alert sf by registering you'll be able to keep yourselves save. >> what to expect as we approach the el nino storm on that note i'm going to turn it over to trent roar the director of our emergency services. >> thank you. i'm trent the human services and hsa is the
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lead agency for providing shelters in emergencies and we're stepping up for el nino on both ann and i were actually involved that the shelters in the 7, 98 a lot of lessons we learned the biggest one we don't want a single shelter with one thousand plus people but shelters where the homeless are and a plan as the mayor said 11 hundred shelter beds with others depending on the demand located throughout the neighborhoods in san francisco admission and south of market, tenderloin, civically and southeast part of city and bayview and the hatred golden gate park but the process we'll undertake when we prepare for this storm will be meeting
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with the national weather service we'll look at winds and temperature and duration and amount of projected precipitation based on those factors we'll decide whether or not to activate the shelters we'll prepare in phases so if we do make the determination we need to activate for our long phases do it in phases the way we stage the locations allows us to bring the shelters up to two or three hours so that excludes mats and partnering with meals on wheel easy this salvation army and others meals on wheels and staffed with city staff as well as the nonprofits the shelter will operate on to a form 700 to project how long it will last and probable a half or
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a day after the transitioning out of the shelters the types of location the first thing we look at where are the existing be shelters are providing shelters for folks our emergency shelter some is 15 hundred and 25 beds right now at hsa and that's 1 hundred plus for single adults women and families and some have drop in areas or cafeterias to allow individuals that's the first place we'll look and activate and have our partners with the rec and park department their 3 rec centers that will be used and then the nonprofit partners and others who have facilities we can use and lastly other facilities ymca for example, has stepped up to provide their give him nature in
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the western edition and activating weasel be learning was a as we go it is hard to anticipate but in 1998 we had a thousand beds that seems to me you looked at sort of the homeless places in the at any given time 3 thousand people on the streets some don't want to good indoors and at risk of our harming themselves partnership with other agencies and temporary accommodations for two or three nights and others for the homeward bound the transportation program in other cities and shelter the remainder as we assess the storm and the demand and already have
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contingencies for hundred additional beds should we need that the facilities will not be some discussion or word on the street to have tents they're not tempts those are permanent structures that will be adding mats and other things to - some of the facilities some of the bigger sheds might be heat and in those cases erect a tent inside of a structure but no plans for tents on the city streets and thanks to the partnering with tdm and others nonprofit partners with the department of health we'll be doing the street outreach and the hope sf so we feel that we're prepared and almost finished with the memorandum of understanding and contract for locates we'll be ready to activate within a couple of weeks we anticipate the weather is hard to anticipate but the
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heavy el nino rains from january so february we'll be prepared for the homeless residents thanks. >> thank you's interpreting we'll hear from barbara garcia. >> good morning the district will have roving teams to make sure that the medical needs and the mental health needs of clients are taken care of we're working with the outreach teams for the serviced to make sure they know that the sheltered will be available particularly our homeless outreach team that have mooeveng relationships with the people over the years will have the ability to get the people into is the she recalls we feel confident about that and our teams will insure that any individuals that needs services and ongoing support will be provided by the teams the roving
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teams are ready to go thank you very much. >> thank you bearing now we'll hear in mohammed nuru the director for public works from san francisco. >> thank you like the mayor said over the last few months all the agencies have been working to present prepare for the upcoming storms as part of work we've done over the last few weeks had a couple of sandbags give away gaze and 15 thousand sandbags were given out we still have a large supply of sandbags and any residents feels their vulnerable to any kind of flooding through the garage or door or the back of their house come to our yard
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chavez a large number to supply people and in addition our crews are scheduled to work around the clock performing inspections of trees any potential tree hazard that the public seize they should let us know when we have storms we're vulnerable to branches and trees falling so call 311 number will allow us to get and work on that emergency preparation for the storm it is fall and with the fall we all see the leaves with a little bit of wind the wind leaves can clog our cap baselines so if you see any catch by an that has a number of leaves again call the
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311 number the 311 comes through the system to us we'll have crews that will be out there to clean up the catch baselines with the rain like el nino can flowed pretty fast and if that catch by an is not clean quickly water raise and jumps the curbs and gets into homes the public can help us you know when you see a situation like that it is an easy job get a rack or broom and put the leaves in a bag so we're ready for the storms and we'll be working around the clock but possess importantly the public eyes on the streets so when you see things you believe that creates a situation please call 311 and we'll be out there thank you.
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>> thank you, mohammed next michael deputy general manager of the public utilities commission. >> michael. >> good morning so we're you're wart and power providers in san francisco and the bay area many of the remarks are my remarks on that and i think to emphasize with the mayor said we need to be prepared we are we have been working on this for quite sometime and corridor with the public works and actually working with the city attorney's office if we do get into a situation where there is damage in the city one of the things that mohammed said i want to emphasize you'll help yourselves by clearing storm drains 25 storm drains in san francisco we can get to 9 thousand plus so
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many we'll not be able to get to if you get out there and make sure that the water goes away from buildings and protects the property the other thing in a low lying area you're there elevate our belongings and put them up high to not get disadvantaged i don't know wants to lose their prized possessions and fled insurance you can take out flowed insurance and lastly we have a grant program at the public utilities commission for eligible pertaining to help to protect their property from flooding and finally if flooding 311 we're monitoring that our crews without with the department of public works and that's the best way to respond to our concerns thank you. >> thank you very much,
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michael this time i'd like to acknowledge our partner here with us today ashley from the meals an wheels, bruce makinna with the corporation thank you. >> major sheryl with salvation army and marty with project open hand thank you. >> and charles from st. anthony's and berry anderson from pg&e that concludes our press conference we'll stick around and answer questions if i want to do individual interviews thank you all for coming thank interviews thank you all for coming thank ui want to do indi interviews thank you all for coming thank want to do indivi interviews thank you all for coming thank
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as a society we've basically failed big portion of our population if you think about the basics of food, shelter safety a lot of people don't have any of those i'm mr. cookie can't speak for all the things but i know say, i have ideas how we can address the food issue. >> open the door and walk through that don't just stand looking out. >> as they grew up in in a how would that had access to good food and our parent cooked this
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is how you feed yours this is not happening in our country this is a huge pleasure i'm david one of the co-founder so about four year ago we worked with the serviced and got to know the kid one of the things we figured out was that they didn't know how to cook. >> i heard about the cooking school through the larkin academy a. >> their noting no way to feed themselves so they're eating a lot of fast food and i usually eat whatever safeway is near my home a lot of hot food i was excited that i was eating lunch enough instead of what and eat. >> as i was inviting them over teaching them basic ways to fix
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good food they were so existed. >> particle learning the skills and the food they were really go it it turned into the is charity foundation i ran into my friend we were talking about this this do you want to run this charity foundations and she said, yes. >> i'm a co-found and executive director for the cooking project our best classes participation for 10 students are monday they're really fun their chief driven classes we have a different guest around the city they're our stand alone cola's we had a series or series still city of attorney's office style of classes our final are night
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life diners. >> santa barbara shall comes in and helps us show us things and this is one the owners they help us to socialize and i've been here about a year. >> we want to be sure to serve as many as we can. >> the san francisco cooking school is an amazing amazing partner. >> it is doing that in that space really elevates the space for the kids special for the chief that make it easy for them to come and it really makes the experience pretty special. >> i'm sutro sue set i'm a chief 2, 3, 4 san francisco. >> that's what those classes afford me the opportunity it breakdown the barriers and is this is not scary this is our choice about you many times this
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is a feel good what it is that you give them is an opportunity you have to make it seem like it's there for them for the taking show them it is their and they can do that. >> hi, i'm antonio the chief in san francisco. >> the majority of kids at that age in order to get them into food they need to see something simple and the evidence will show and easy to produce i want to make sure that people can do it with a bowl and spoon and burner and one pan. >> i like is the receipts that are simple and not feel like it's a burden to make foods the cohesives show something eased. >> i go for vera toilet so
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someone can't do it or its way out of their range we only use 6 ingredients i can afford 6 ingredient what good is showing you them something they can't use but the sovereignties what are you going to do more me you're not successful. >> we made a vegetable stir-fry indicators he'd ginger and onion that is really affordable how to balance it was easy to make the food we present i loved it if i having had access to a kitchen i'd cook more. >> some of us have never had a kitchen not taught how to cookie wasn't taught how to cook.
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>> i have a great appreciation for programs that teach kids food and cooking it is one of the healthiest positive things you can communicate to people that are very young. >> the more programs like the cooking project in general that can have a positive impact how our kids eat is really, really important i believe that everybody should venting to utilize the kitchen and meet other kids their age to identify they're not alone and their ways in which to pick yours up and move forward that. >> it is really important to me the opportunity exists and so i do everything in my power to keep it that.
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>> we'll have our new headquarters in the heart of the tenderloin at taylor and kushlg at the end of this summer 2014 we're really excited. >> a lot of the of the conditions in san francisco they have in the rest of the country so our goal to 257bd or expand out of the san francisco in los angeles and then after that who know. >> we'd never want to tell people want to do or eat only provide the skills and the tools in case that's something people are 2rrd in doing. >> you can't buy a box of psyche you have to put them in the right vein and direction with the right kids with a right place address time those kids don't have this you have to instill they can do it they're good enough now to finding out figure out and find the future
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for and welcome to the tuesday,
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december 15, 2015. san francisco municipal transportation agency brooks parking authority president obama director brinkman director heinecke is on his way from the train director nolan and director ramos describing and mr. chairman you have a

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