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word i say words are about we but i know you guys want to know who i am i'll start with a little bit more before me and what you're getting in terms of who i am i brought my family with the exemption of my family my wife and son and son tyler they're the force i couldn't do that without them bear with me. >> and been with me throughout the journey a little bit about me, i'm from alabama and went to the city college of became i'll be brief i don't want to use up all the time when my wife and i
got married we wanted to live in san francisco. >> (clapping.) >> you know it didn't work on that way immediately because la came first iconically yesterday was our anniversary of 29 years on our anniversary we ended up in san francisco to accept this job i thought that was wonderful in the making it is really a great thing. >> so with that, i will talk about the week. >> anything else successful police department has to successful and the office definitely and chief of police will drive about but really about we that's what i want to focus the rest of any reacts to
the diverse community that make up that great city what you'll find in me the same person i've been a person had been fair and consistent and that's the same thing i like to share with the men and women of the san francisco police department because that is where the work is done one hardest parts before many process i couldn't reach out to the men and women of the san francisco police department and the men and women i'll be working with starting today that will change and so excited to get to know the men and women of that police department because one thing i've met a lot of police departments and within to a lot of places all around the world those who have us are dedicated we have in common we care about the community and about the service from what i
see that rings true here ever departments has issues and things to work on the men and women ♪ department from everything i've heard and seen and arriving at the airport and how friendly of the officers were they didn't know me the officers i've met since i've been here have been very friends and family and impeaching when my wife and i went to lunch a couple of weeks ago we sat next to a couple of officers that's the type of service that rings true for a cop that really cares about this city it is easy to be easy to not engage with the community and i think with this department from what i seen personally not the case here and looking forward to working with the fine officers of the san francisco police department lastly let me say thank you to the progression
and commissioner president loftus the recruiting if you remember that actually taught e talked 0 me in the process i wasn't looking for a job i love la but funny how god works >> when looking for a job job and the opportunity came my way and i put myself in a position to take advantage and that's how that played out the fact that is the place i wanted to live and the opportunity came up that felt like me when i saw the infrastructure and the things the mayor is doing that felt more right i'm so existed to be part of that and the land is an important piece chief chaplin
researched outside to me and i'm looking forward to working with him so thank you, again, for allowing me to be your chief of police. >> (clapping.) >> i want to take the opportunity to again pubically thank to the commission and i had a chance though the process working closely with president of the commission commissioner president loftus a lot of quality thoughts conducted throughout this yearlong process and commissioner president loftus thank you your dedication because not only poov but the quality of life here in the city and i want you to say a few
words how this has impacted our longevity (laughter). >> no comment. >> (laughter). thank you, mr. mayor thank you so much >> so i want to thank you, mr. mayor for making the selection and toney chaplin and the staff and the men and women of the san francisco police department uncertainty around your leader is hatred and chief chaplin laid the ground work and here we are so many communities the bayview came out to our community members of the committee and san franciscans cared deeply about that city and very deeply who their police chief is we had a credible amount of candidates and competitive scott san franciscans want to know you appreciate that position i think
you will see and have the same feeling he had he's the right man there is extraordinary work and great work done everyday on the street and lift that up and address the diminishes we know so san francisco, california be a beacon of hope ♪ country we can rebuild trust and keep us safe congratulations competitive and mayor >> (clapping.) >> we workout together an, an entire family dedicated city officials thank you good to all the members of the board members of the board of supervisors for their dedication things occur and hear it from everybody so supervisor president london
breed. >> good morning, everybody. on behalf of the permit holder san francisco board of supervisors i want to welcome our now police chief this is a that its been a long time coming i'm excited reached outside to folks in southern california and so i think that is saying a lot to the process and says a lot about what the commission did it make the decision and the mayor, of course, as presidentth board and someone that grew up up in the city i had a lot to say what i wanted to see in a police chief we have a lot of challenges in san francisco it is not necessarily just about rebuilding trust about establishing trust in the first place we have an amazing team of officers we've worked with it in past in the community and dedicated to the city their dedicated to reform and now time
to lead san francisco in the in the right direction and we can this leader can help us move the team forward i'm looking forward to a new day in san francisco and looking forward to changes in the department in san francisco i'm looking forward to make sureing we're doing everything we can to make sure that people who are not deserving of wearing this uniform are weeded out of the department at the end of the day at the end of the day, we have work to do work to do in bringing groups together in bringing the police departments an important and i'm very excited he'll be the leader of department we'll support him and i'm asking the members of the public and community to doing everything we can to work with us and be optimistic about the future of this department time
for a new day thank you, mr. mayor for your service and the staff and welcome to the scott family and the commission for all the hours of work and coming up with what i believe is a good decision for the city thank you all. >> (clapping.) >> so this concludes our announcements we're open to a few questions a few. >> all right. >> to call on people if you want to raise your hand my question will be. >> chief welcome to san francisco glad you got here. >> thank you. >> my career as chief one in the room george gascon and sfpd
is needed for its homophobic and tightened police force all 3 outdoor ciders are difficulty (inaudible) of the rank and file of the police what do you plan to do to overcome that obstacle. >> well, a couple of things first of all, i was - so i know what many feels like if the street officers level one thing i have to understand about police officers when you're out through trying to do our job and protect the service you, you - are you getting the support you need to do your job and for the
most part that's my job to make sure the officers get support and everything they need to do their jobs and coming in from the outdoor i know that some people that is a shock to the system here's something i saw from the chief come in from the outside the are a different view and fresh look than those who do that well, are able to come in with new fresh idea and work with the talent within the organization this is a talented organization my the fact of the matter to work with the talent within the organization and come in with fresh eyes and see things differently i wasn't raised in the organization this is doable our last chief that came from the outside chief bratton was a great role model he appointed me to captain i saw
what worked for me as a new chief what worked was a chief that made me building that he was supportive of me getting the job done giving me the tools and people will know who i am i'm not going to change i'm the same person the person that i am a can resonate with those and most of my years of lapd have been in operations so my job to make sure i i get it. >> support we still have a lot more work to do and the mayor sets high standards i plan fully plan to be as successful to get doctor i want you to know what they are and what they're going through. >> so from what you know about
san francisco and san francisco police department you you know from issues of issues of supports that arrest numbers (inaudible). >> what do you see as is bigger challenge for the police department. >> i'll start this is a more absorbable issue across the country we have a challenges in the profession it's a organization like many others are has recognized what those challenges are the thing that effected me this job it opportunity is that the organization did recognize that are challenges and saying we have things to work on throughout the leadership and the change is a challenge in profession and some things have
to change what i see that there is an organization that recognizes that as well as be open so those challenges are over come can be overcome like i said, we have good people in the organization so change is difficult for everybody but whether your law enforcement are not the exchanges we can do it. >> specifically what changed. >> you know use of force policies that the police commission and is poa and the communities have been weighing in on that's a huge thing in our profession in law enforcement whether or not those changes call for progress that is the fact they change can be une uncomfortable my 27 years seen a lot of challenges that's a hot issue but when i see is progress
i see bodies working to get a policy down on paper that worked and that process has been a difficult one that is one example officers when you take something away from an officer they're used to this is a shock i is with in my 27 years we adapt and comes to foregone conclusion that's one and many others but the big one so when i talk about change and the exchanges that is good things that attracts me to the position and chief chaplin recognizes they're working and the police officers i read about at the recognize it and willing to move forward yeah, that will give and take.
>> this question is for the mayor. >> you've having had qualified candidates and town to 3 what was the deciding factor in choosing william scott. >> well, you know, i have and demonstrated over any 5 years a deep appreciation for the men and women of the san francisco police department and what i had to discipline myself my national inclination to look within and what distinguished and made a difference was that i had to discipline myself how we can be better as a department and the city and in that i had to search for the qualities and skill sets that that implement effectively
and immediately as possible those changes that many, many people throughout the city internal and external to the police department and the commission had more than requested of our city and so i look at this as being the skill set and the ability and the leadership and the proven qualities to lead this department in that change that bill talks about we are changing as a city we're changing on the standards of what we expect the officers to do and i believe that in looking at this and really focused on those recommendations and those disciplines and successes we mayor ed lee led me to look at all the candidates and determine it was not an outside versus inside ultimate who has the skill sets and the proven ability to bring this department forward. >> one last question
jena. >> hi given the attack in berlin where do you stand on shooting at moving vehicles. >> let me start my comments by saying it is a tragedy frill for the most part people lost their lives our hearts go out to the folks to those folks, and, secondly, all i know right now is a couple of paragraphs in the newspaper not there for the process to make assessments on who happened in a berlin and how to represents to pending sfpd policy but i'll say this and craw on any experiences as lapd in 2005 we went through this
process dividing a strong organization and bodies of the issue and move forward with a pop policy that is restrictive only moving vehicles i saw that in proclamations at a lower levels of proclamations i understand this is back to what i said change is a shock to the system but at the end of the day everyone wants a policy that is representative of the community they're calling for in terms of support and that policy and the process goes i'll fully in support of the restrictions, however, i'm also very happy to see the progress made and we're not there yet but we have progressively move forward toward a fair process and policy confusing has led that charge and fully supportive of what is
happening in terms of the process and we'll get there. >> (inaudible). >> congratulations and welcome one of the blue ribbon panel reports that the police officer association is running the department and pushing for intern chief chaplin do you have a strategy in mind for breaking through to the - >> as is chief of police of san francisco i i get it kind of unions i deserve that's simple what i mean by that i'm who i am in i'm firmer or stand alone the policies of that organization and the citizens for the most part because we're all here to serve the citizens in a fair and ultimately a way that people feel like they're treated with respect and fairness restore
justices i get the union i deserve like i said, i. who i am your management of lapd i've not had an issue with the unions we've had sdaurlts but about fairness and honest but on top of it gets to take first swing we have to live with that but the process is really important to our question my plans are to be the type of chief that deserves a poa that will work with me by the way i work with them. >> (inaudible). >> thank you. >>
constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that dogs are aware of an impending earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of small vibrations. but yes, i read extensively that dogs cannot realize earthquakes. >> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes
people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the weather in a daily or weekly cycle. there is no relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth. >> how about time of day? >> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were lucky and when they don't. it's terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have one. >> how about the ground swallowing people into the
ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it bumps up and you get a ground fracture but it's not something that opens up and sucks you up into haddes. >> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of damage, but this myth that california is going to the ocean is not real. >> southern california is moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the million year cycle, not weeks
or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on.
>> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco. >> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design. >> i have heard about this thing called the triangle of life and up you are supposed to go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ? >> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if you are in school, same thing, kitchen same thing. if you happen to be in your bed, and you rollover your bed, it's not
a bad place to be. >> the reality is when we have a major earthquake the ground shaking so pronounced that you are not going to be able to get up and go anywhere. you are pretty much staying where you are when that earthquake hits. you are not going to be able to stand up and run with gravity. >> you want to get under the door frame but you are not moving to great distances. >> where can i buy a richter scale? >> mr. richter is selling it. we are going to put a plug in for cold hardware. they are not available. it's a rather complex. >> in fact we don't even use the richter scale anymore. we use a moment magnitude. the richter scale was early technology. >> probably a myth that i hear most often is my building is
just fine in the loma prieta earthquake so everything is fine. is that true ? >> loma prieta was different. the ground acceleration here was quite moderate and the duration was moderate. so anyone that believes they survived a big earthquake and their building has been tested is sadly mistaken. >> we are planning for the bigger earthquake closer to san francisco and a fault totally independent. >> much stronger than the loma prieta earthquake. >> so people who were here in '89 they should say 3 times as strong and twice as long and that will give them more of an
occasion of the earthquake we would have. 10 percent isn't really the threshold of damage. when you triple it you cross that line. it's much more damage in earthquake. >> i want to thank you, harvey, thanks pat for (clapping.) the airport it where i know to mind visions of traffic romance and excitement and gourmet can you limousine we're at san francisco inspirational airport to discover the award-winning concession that conspiracies us around the world. sfo serves are more 40 million travelers a year and a lot of the them are hungry there's many
restaurant and nearly all are restaurant and cafe that's right even the airport is a diane designation. so tell me a little bit the food program at sfo and what makes this so special >> well, we have a we have food and beverage program at sfo we trivia important the sustainable organic produce and our objective to be a nonterminal and bring in the best food of san francisco for our passengers. >> i like this it's is (inaudible) i thank my parents for bringing me here. >> this the definitely better than the la airport one thousand times better than.
>> i have a double knees burger with bacon. >> i realize i'm on a diet but i'm hoping this will be good. >> it total is san francisco experience because there's so many people and nationalities in this town to come to the airport especially everyone what have what they wanted. >> are repioneering or is this a model. >> we're definitely pioneers and in airport commemoration at least nationally if not intvrl we have many folks asking our our process and how we select our great operators.
>> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ the food option in san francisco airport are phenomenal that's if it a lot of the airports >> yeah. >> you don't have the choice. >> some airports are all about food this is not many and this particular airport are amazing especially at the tirnl indicating and corey is my favorite i come one or two hours before my flight this is the life. >> we definitely try to use as many local grirnts as we can we use the goat cheese and we also use local vendors we use greenly
produce they summarize the local soured products and the last one had 97 percent open that. >> wow. >> have you taken up anything unique or odd here. >> i've picked up a few things in napa valley i love checking chocolates there's a lot of types of chocolate and caramel corn. >> now this is a given right there. >> i'm curious about the customer externals and how people are richmond to this collection of cities you've put together not only of san francisco food in san francisco but food across the bay area. >> this type of market with the local savors the high-end products is great. >> i know people can't believe
they're in an airport i really joy people picking up things for their friends and family and wait i don't have to be shopping now we want people take the opportunity at our location. >> how long has this been operating in san francisco and the late 18 hours it is one of the best places to get it coffee. >> we have intrrnl consumers that know of this original outlet here and come here for the coffee. >> so let's talk sandwiches.
>> uh-huh. >> can you tell me how you came about naming our sandwiches from the katrero hills or 27 years i thought okay neighborhood and how do you keep it fresh you can answer that mia anyway you want. >> our broadened is we're going not irving preserves or packaged goods we take the time to incubate our jogger art if scratch people appreciate our work here. >> so you feel like out of captured the airport atmosphere. >> this is its own the city the
airline crews and the bag handlers and the frequent travels travelers and we've established relationships it feels good. >> when i get lunch or come to eat the food i feel like i'm not city. i was kind of under the assumption you want to be done with our gifts you are down one time not true >> we have a lot of regulars we didn't think we'd find that here at the airport. >> people come in at least one a week for that the food and service and the atmosphere. >> the food is great in san francisco it's a coffee and i took an e calorie home every couple of weeks.
>> i'm impressed i might come here on my own without a trip, you know, we have kids we could get a babysitter and have diner at the airport. >> this is a little bit of things for everybody there's plenty of restaurant to grab something and go otherwise in you want to sit you can enjoy the experience of local food. >> tell me about the future food. >> we're hoping to bring newer concepts out in san francisco and what our passengers want. >> i look forward to see what your cooking up (laughter) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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which was on the ballot four years ago and look at how that public investment has transformed our neighborhood. >> the playground is unique in that it serves a number of age groups, unlike many of the other properties, it serves small children with the children's play grounds and clubhouses that has basketball courts, it has an outdoor soccer field and so there were a lot of people that came to the table that had their wish list and we did our best to make sure that we kind of divided up spaces and made sure that we kept the old features of the playground but we were able to enhance all of those features.
>> the playground and the soccer field and the tennis fields and it is such a key part of this neighborhood. >> we want kids to be here. we want families to be here and we want people to have athletic opportunities. >> we are given a real responsibility to insure that the public's money is used appropriately and that something really special comes of these projects. we generally have about an opportunity every 50 years to redo these spaces. and it is really, really rewarding to see children and families benefit, you know, from the change of culture, at each one of these properties >> and as a result of, what you see behind us, more kids are playing on our soccer fields than ever before. we have more girls playing sports than we have ever had before. [ applause ] fp >> and we are sending a strong message that san francisco families are welcome and we want you to stay.
>> supervisor president breed. supervisor campos supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor kim supervisor mar not present supervisor peskin supervisor tang supervisor yee supervisor campos pardon me supervisor avalos present madam president we have quorum thank you, ladies and gentlemen, please join us in the pledge of allegiance and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> all right.