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tv   Mayors Press Availability  SFGTV  December 28, 2016 11:30pm-12:01am PST

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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>> 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
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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
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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
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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.
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>> 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. >> issue. >> homeless in san francisco is a challenging issue that effects owner in the city in many
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different was as of the 2014 homeless census over 64 homeless in individual in the city to try to address the issue we've got a program for chronic homeless welcome to the navigation center. >> this pilot project is for people living on the street what makes it different the navigation center is able to accommodate homeless encampments lowell u allowing people to keep their pets and bring their personal bloonlz. >> the full realization that people don't want to be homeless not refuse services but from the services don't meet them and not relevant they're not going to be
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successful if you look at the budget losses we've got a community sacrifice important people to get food and laundry we're standing next to the bathrooms it is designed to be a dynamic and brief residential experience where right of on this site city staff to connect you to homeless places to return to family dine is up for medi-cal and all those things that are complicated for people. >> the other exciting thing city agencies come on site and provided the services for folks this is existed to see when the goal of streamlining a a whole processes of getting people on go gentle assistance into housing as much as possible. >> way totally different you can come and agree as please and
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get laundry services and showers any time of the day and night it's twenty-four hours a day whatever and twhefr it's not like any other she recalls. >> they come and help people for what it is they're required the issues they need and reach out and do what we can to say okay how can we accommodate you to get you set up and straight never in my mind imagined a program like this this place it different and a a lot a lot that better it works. >> the navigation is center is a collaboration of partnerships too city departments one is the homeless outreach team managed by the san francisco distributing i look forward to the navigation center we'll have our agents go out and help and say don't go
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anymore over and over send our dayshift out they've meet the population and hang out and hang in the encampment and transport people and be with them and make immediate impacts with me and my staff. >> bringing our wloongz whatever you go presents a problem this place their help with the storage i don't have to worry about it staying here you know you're getting things done they need to get things down done to get off the street avenue of the hope alsoness is gone. >> they help you if you're hungry go eat if e you need to go places go.
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>> they're 4th district it awe auto. >> it was funded through a unanimous donation and of may 2015 an additional $3 million to help to continue the program beyond 18 months. >> you see people coming out they're ready to being so the future homes you know how variable the navigation center is my message for the constituents yes something can be done do break chronic homelessness it is being done. >> this is a community that sets an example but i how to pick an area that was funky they've seen we're trying to do is help their neighbors they've seen getting sicker and more frail and broken down on the streets and welcomed us that's a powerful statement people are exist and president
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in they're becoming to see the movement for folks and people on the streets are only survival modes where is there next meal and their itch more carefree. >> the staff here is interpretation the first day i have a appointment and everything was made all you do is go through them this makes a huge difference. >> to get settled in a helping hand, to get on my feet, take care of the issues i have and get out of bed and help. >> even though the navigation center has been up in march 2014 the program is creating successful outreach for it's
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clients. >> a month ago they came to me and asked me to go into a new program i moved into here and now 3 months later i have my own place it is mine i lock my door don't worry about my stuff it feels human again. >> working for the city and county of san francisco will immerse you in a vibrate and dynamic city on sfroert of the art and social change we've been on the edge after all we're at the meeting of land and sea world-class style it is the burn of blew jeans where the rock
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>> all right. welcome everyone to our rules committee of monday, december 12, 2016, i'm katie tang chair our clerk is derrick overview vonlz from sfgovtv thank you nona melkonian and charles kremenak to my left is commissioner coppel and joined by commissioner mar and to any far left is commissioner avalos like to point out supervisor avalos and mr. clerk, any announcements? >> yes. electronic devices. completed speaker cards and documents to be included should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon todil

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