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>> good morning, everybody. and welcome to the inaugural meeting of the sfovrz so for monday, january 9, 2017, m call the roll. >> thank you madam president supervisor president london breed
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supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor sandra fewer supervisor jane kim aaron peskin hillary and supervisor presented supervisor jeff present supervisor katie tang and supervisor norman yee madam president all members are present you thank you, ladies and gentlemen, please join us in the pledge of allegiance
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and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> madam clerk any communications. >> yes. 3 to report we're in receipt of a communication from the honorable mayor ed lee phil district 8 by appointing jeff and welcome supervisor. >> (clapping.) >> next a xrungs from the direction of department of elections for the election of members of the board of supervisors who received a majority of votes cast at the election held on november 8, 2016, and declared elected to that office district one suzy loftus, district 3 aaron peskin and 5 supervisor president london breed and district 11
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congratulations to the members. >> (clapping.) >> and finally the controllers has communicated to the board his renewing er filing the official shutter bond for newly appointed and appoint members of the board madam president that concludes any communications. >> i tomato acknowledge we're joined by forming willie brown, jr. >> (clapping.) >> we - we also have in the audience my former colleagues supervisor mar district one and - >> (clapping.) >> and supervisor campos
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district 9. >> (clapping.) >> i also like to acknowledge and if you could hold our applause we're joined by city attorney dennis herrera and our treasurer jose cisneros and our assessor carmen chu and the district attorney district attorney george gascon and sheriff hennessey thank you all for being here. >> (clapping.) >> and i also know that we were joined by the former supervisor and former state senator mark leno who is highland in the crowd. >> (clapping.) >> and we will finally also joined by the mayor the sfgov's mayor ed lee thank you, mr. mayor for being here.
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>> (clapping.) >> and so, now get to the business people we're so honored to be joined here today by my friend who is now the presiding judge of the supreme court of california so for the county of san francisco ladies and gentlemen, to miranda the oath of office to the returning board of supervisors please please help me welcome to judge terry jackson. >> (clapping.) >> and so with that i'm going to call each member of the board to come forward to have the oath of office administrative code starting with district one newly length supervisor supervisor sandra fewer. >> (clapping.) >> yeah.
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>> and please come forward returning for probably i think a fourth time supervisor peskin from district 3. >> (clapping.) >> and our great excuse me - our great senior supervisor supervisor norman yee come forward from district 7. >> (clapping.) >> and the newest 0 colleague on the board of supervisors is supervisor from district 8 jeff. >> (clapping.) >> our newest colleague on the board of supervisors from district 9 supervisor hillary
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conan. >> (clapping.) >> and final not finally i'm the finally but supervisor from district 11. >> (clapping.) >> yeah. >> (clapping.) >> and finally the supervisor from district 5 supervisor president london breed. >> (clapping.) >> am i in the front or here. >> so with that, we are now going to take the oath of office
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thank you for having me that is a tremendous honor as the supreme court judge you can appreciate having that opportunity as my first act as the presiding judge for san francisco i'd like to you repeat after me raise your hand i have to find it please state your name for the record
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>> and the constitution of the state of california. >> (repeated.) >> against all enemies. >> (repeated.) >> and that i will bear true faith and allegiance. faith and allegiance. united states. >> (repeated.) >> and to the constitution of the state of california. >> (repeated.) >> that i take this oath freely. >> (repeated.) >> without any mental reservation. >> (repeated.) >> (repeated.) >> or purpose of evasion. >> (repeated.) >> that i will well and faithfully discharge the duties. >> (repeated.) >> and during such time as i hold office commissioner of the san francisco county transportation authority and the
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member of the san francisco board of supervisors (repeated) the city and county of san francisco congratulations. >> (clapping.) >> congratulations. >> thank you.
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>> all right. now we're done that the swearing in madam clerk the order of business the general purpose of seniority as we shuttle off the offices in city hall parking spaces seats in the legislative chamber and the appoint to the outside boards and commission is dernld by senior higher seniority amongst the reelected members formally order with supervisor farrell the history seniority with possession one supervisor cowen 2, 3, 4 position two and supervisor kim in position 3 and supervisor norman yee in four and supervisor president london breed 5 and supervisor tang in the 6 passion and 7 supervisor
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peskin we'll institute the authority for 8, 9 temple and 11 from this brass drum are the names of the appointed and newly elected members supervisor sandra fewer and jeff to proceed with the dejs the first name if 9 is position 8 like winning the lottery for the board. >> to get the key. >> 4i8y ronan position 8 jeff position 9. >> (clapping.) >> supervisor sandra fewer in
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position 10. >> and in position 11. >> (clapping.) >> thank you madam president. >> all right. it means better offices and better parking spaces but that's important to us (laughter) i don't know about the public but we care all right. with that madam clerk go to the next item. >> precede with nominations for the president of the board of supervisors. >> colleagues the process we will use to elect the president of the board the clerk will describe the principles and then i'll declare nominations open with the nominations on the table we will then hear public comment on the nominations after public comment, the clerk will describe the pretends for the vote of 2345078gz we will take
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the vote as board president and any questions seeing none, madam clerk precede. >> the method of 23450789sz include the following principles once the president declares the nomination are open members will be called a needed didn't have to state the nominees and vacate the chamber they can withdraw their names without a second the second for a nominations is welcome but not required members any nominate one person per round only one seat to fill and once closed the additional nominees can't be open and public comment is retaken on the specific neemgz thank you madam president. >> with that, i declare the
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neemgz with open for the president of the board i'll call on supervisors as i see them on the roster with malia cohen. >> thank you good morning madam clerk rise ladies and gentlemen, good morning. welcome to city hall it is with great honor i rise to nominate and put forward a wonderful woman london nicole breed to be considered for re-election to the office of president for the board of supervisors now many recall my remarks two years ago we talked about the brace and say i didn'tness london displayed early in her career willie brown, jr. thank you for still obama and being here with us (laughter)
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but laughter and recognize the significant importance last night last year, we celebrated one one hundred years of existence ♪ body and in one hundred years you've seen a full transformation of history not only are we're going to nominate and elect london breed to be board president but acknowledge we are a majority of women on the board of supervisors for the first time >> (clapping.) >> - for the first time in the history of this city and county one hundred years later ladies we have 4r509 work to do can't think of a be stronger woman a
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more dedicated san franciscan to lead this city along with mayor ed lee and the other elected officials being point president of the board of supervisors she's hard working and smart she's committed and sassy she looks good while she's banking that gavel she cares for everyone whether your an immigrant or english as a second language even when you disagree you have a solid ear in wanting soon to say president london breed so with that great pleasure i humbling ask you to join me in electing london breed as our board president. >> thank you. >> (clapping.) >> thank you supervisor cowen
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supervisor peskin thank you, colleagues and members of the public he rides noting that it has been exactly 10 years one decade since there was a unanimous vote for the president of the body of a time to bury. >> divisions this is that time i also so while not necessary i would like to second supervisor cowen's nomination of the london breed as our president of the board of supervisors and then let me say but there are policy differences ♪ body i believe that supervisor president london breed is uniquely qualified to bridge those and bring us together she's independent and performed
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well, i second the nomination >> (clapping.) >> thank you supervisor peskin and are there any other nominations? seeing none, nominations are closed so we'll now opening it up for public comment are there any members of the public that would like to provide public comment at this time for the neemgz of the president as well as general public comment well, mr. yip >> andrew yip the applications of police officers for the scientific chronicles and sifted culture we have a volume of which it is hard to promote the people with good considerations to the holy way and virtues for the political leader with
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deceptions of a destiny for the animal health for the constitution one must - this determined heart and spirit for the merry i didn't for the establishment of virtues for the divine protection for the holy people with the perfection over mercy and love and not by - so we can change the world from back to joyful will prosperity by the true principles a commitment to all eastbound accomplishments will have one strong leadership that means we have a social career with great benefits for the persons for families and for society god
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bless no need to clap for public comment especially, when you don't understand and many mr. yip is a regular i get it any other members of the public who want to provide public comment that's where were the sassy comes in seeing none, public comment is closed. madam clerk please describe the process for voting. >> members will precede with the elections for the president of the board the roll call will be taken in alphabetic order i'll repeat the nominee please name our preferences. >> madam president okay thank you madam clerk all right. >> okay. on the vote for
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president can you please on the nominations of the supervisor president london breed for president can you please call the roll. >> commissioner breed. >> i. >> madam president you'll is a breed when our name is called. >> breed for breed supervisor cowen supervisor farrell supervisor sandra fewer supervisor kim supervisor peskin restraining order none supervisor there are 11 vote for supervisor president london breed. >> okay. i guess i'm the next
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president. >> (clapping.) >> madam president i'll call on supervisor farrell. >> to present the president's plaque to you. >> thank you, madam clerk and colleagues first of all, welcome everybody and congratulations supervisor president london breed once again and i want to say it is an honor working with you the last few years as supervisor president london breed in the chambers and supervisor peskin we have our differences but a lot to work on together as an aide i have the great honor with the senior member to present supervisor president breed a plaque four services so for the last year's
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and can't tell you how much i landmark to working with you for the next year congratulations. >> (clapping.) >> thank you very much and out of respect for the time and the families and the focuses that are here i'll save my comments to the end of the meeting so we can continue to move forward and can give others an opportunity to provide remarks with that madam clerk let's move to our next tome oh - let me say thank you (laughter). >> and i will say thank you for details in my speech at the end of the meeting madam clerk move to the next item. >> yes. madam president in you have a list of any other members
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of the public you want to recognize for vips that might have entered late. >> i don't have any glasses madam clerk i'm not sure i can see any other members can you help me out if i've missed one. >> not that i seen a we'll get those names and be able to recognize those if we missed anyone. >> 7, 8, 9 for remarks from the mayor mr. mayor mayor edwin lee is joined us thank you for being here mr. mayor and welcome to the chamber you have the floor. >> thank you. good morning everyone and happy new year and congratulations to supervisor president london breed i look forward to working you with as we've done the last two years and also want to congratulate all the new let elected members and the returning members of the board of supervisors as well as their families for being here today you've been entrusted with the
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people of your district with an incredible roeblthd and gift that is to serve them and our great city san francisco also want to acknowledge the historic made up of the board of supervisors the first openly hiv member of the board jeff is going to be so important right now for you and i'm so proud i've been able to choose you for you, you to succeed in supervisor scott wiener place thank you for serving. >> (clapping.) >> and also as supervisor cowen has noted a majority of female members of the board of supervisors for the very first time in the city's history from observation i believe might be true for all the legislative aides a majority of females thank you for your work as well.
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>> (clapping.) >> that is in my opinion a test want to the values of our city that our san francisco state made a light for so many people this moment in time is unlike any other we've faced in san francisco now more than ever need to be united and protect the values and the values that our city has been built on because when we work to get we have 329 success together to make sure that homelessness in san francisco is rare it is brief, and hopefully for as many people as possible only a one time curtains we've done so by creating a department on homelessness opening up be
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navigation centers and providing compassionate hi quality services and building more affordable housing we're creating a bring out future for our children by investing in education and our children's fund we're giving our seniors and people with disabilities the respect they deserve by paying our dignity fund and continue to work towards the collective goal of thirty thousand units by 2020 and have made progress on all levels supportive of housing and public housing and inclusionary housing and market-rate housing and we will get to the family workforce housing as well we're creating a 21st century police department with a chief that moves us down the paths of reforms thanks to the work and in partnership with the community
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we can accomplish great things when we put san francisco first and what's best for the residents first, i look forward to work together with each members of the board for all the issued that you care deeply about and continuing the process we've made congratulations and let's get to work thank you. >> (clapping.) >> thank you, again mr. mayor for being here and with that, i'd like to acknowledge a few additional people that we have today with us one of our elected representatives for the community college board of trustees tom is here with us today. >> (clapping.) >> and i also want to acknowledge a number of our department heads if you can stand and hold our applause to
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the end the department of public health mr. garcia and the department of human services and the director of rec and park phil ginsburg our zoning administrator naomi kelly and our fire chief chief joanne hayes-white and our chief chaplin and thank you our puc harlan kelly and our city kroerl ben rosenfield and want to send a special recognized to our deputy city attorney john gibner and finally the legendary man that needs no introduction who worked on the board of supervisors as a budget and legislative analyst since it's inception the line of questioning legendary harvey
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rose. >> (clapping.) >> i did this in the electives thank you. >> so thank you all for being here today clearly it is not just the members of the board of the supervisors that makes the decisions that will the people that actually make the city run we appreciate many of the elected leaders and the department heads for joining us here today with that, time for raekz racks from the members of the board and so i'll go in order and starting with supervisor sandra fewer. >> thank you madam president and i would like to say thank you for the opportunity to introduce you to my family that supported me throughout the campaign but actually, the pride of actually my life and i would
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be honored today for everyone to get to know my family which is john fewer my husband of 35 years. >> my daughter colleen fewer. >> (clapping.) >> any daughter sarah fewer. >> (clapping.) >> and my sister pamela kaplan. >> (clapping.) >> and my best friend ann. >> (clapping.) >> i like to take the opportunity to thank the residents the richmond district to trust me for the steward for the next 4 years i also would like to thank many, many people who have worked on any campaign my campaign staff is here to see me being 2345urgd and want to introduce any staff will will be
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joining me in my office chelsea. >> (clapping.) >> i believe many of you know nick and angeleno they'll be staying on and special thanks to sxhaufr that has been a dedicated public servant a wonderful caregiver of the district i lived in and had three children so supervisor eric mar i want to say thank you, very much for the long service sunflower the neighborhoods and families and as i'm learning and talking about with people particularly on the most vulnerable in the district thank you eric. >> (clapping.) >> so san francisco has changed a lot from the san francisco of my youth i'm a fifth generation san franciscan chinese-american but hope that the cultural of respect for
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humility and diversity stand strong to lead us into the next phase and look forward to the next 4 years of working on a female majority board and also as the first time woman elected to represent district one the greatest call for us to reannuity for all of us to believe in humanity the promise of public education as a great equalize and human right for freedom and national way for the minimum wage workers a woman's right to choose this is the moment and this is it i thank the unit and looking forward to working with everyone on the board and will say with the mayor and the city departments to table those big issues that impact also any district affordability and liveability in
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san francisco in my district we have an increasing amount even if seniors and hope to focus on their needs and the programming and the services they'll need in the next 4 years and hope to set a foundation for whoever follows me, i'm here as a supervisor for a short time in the history of san francisco so i lived in closing like to say that to all the newly elected colleagues welcome and to the ones that have been here i hope to learn from you and everybody in the room thank you for the confidence in me to do this job to represent this wonderful, wonderful city we all live in and also any district thank you very much. >> (clapping.) >> thank you supervisor fewer
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supervisor peskin. >> i rise sorry i never do that my colleagues ribbed me for my old sty ways thank you madam president and madam clerk to our my colleagues old and especially new honored guests what a great honor to take the oath of office in the presence of so 34 people that supported me and lived in me and held me accountable in the preponderance of the evidence chambers i enter any tenth year an honor to serve the people of san francisco in district 3 for so long i never honestly never thought i'd like be re-elected to a fourth term but noting no more else in representing the heart the diverse historic district 3 like to thank my wife and partner of 27 years nancy sanchez hand.
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>> (clapping.) >> thank you for allowing necessary me to serve the city this is a lapd job and couldn't do if without you nancy thank you and thank my family assembled in front of me and actor the profound influence in the life and the vocation or a.d. vocation many of you have met my mother and my father harvey and immediately understand which why public service is important they've led xanax lives for the community i want to thank my brother victor and his wife and my nephews and a for continuing to teach me about the power and enjoy of history and thank you
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former senator mark leno so for being here this morning i want to acknowledge and notwithstanding thank any political folks that 12uk with me my old friend gym and his wife. >> (clapping.) >> one of the few marriages i've had the honor of preceding offer from the house of labor a - local 2 has been leading the fight on short-term rentals mr. lee young and want and vice president of the chinese-american base community tenants association sro and public housing and all the smart business owners and families and topics and residents of chinatown and fisherman's wharf and russian knob and telegraph
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hill for our support for this many years it gives me pleasure to walk and go to our businesses remind why i love serving this community i want to thank my colleagues for those who stepped outside of your comfort zone to work on policies in fact, as i look around i can think of one critical issue i've worked with you and on find common ground even supervisor farrell's and i worked on the accessory dwelling unit legislation politics can be a volatile and there are thoughtful and devoted public servants and enjoy that comrade write including that late night fong to me supervisor president london breed. >> actually that is kind of
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hard to think i got through any third term without yelling at any of you but maybe that aaron is thank you for the opportunity ought to be real (laughter) >> (clapping.) >> but seriously 2016 was a rough year for a lot of reasons in 2015 i ran a commitment to tackle the foolth head on i hope not disappeared you and now critical with a radical right wing congress for a lose canyon in our white house for the to be one percent of one percent none of the commitments have changed we must stay the cowards to make sure that small businesses and seniors are protected from the outside special interests and
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rampant gentrification people are off the affordability cliff you demanded change we brought forth great britain policy that has once again made san francisco a national leader last year commissioner kim and i proposed the maximum feasible amount of affordable housing in new development and created a requirement for marching housing if we want to keep our families in 2, 3, 4 town and keep our families in san francisco we must house them if we want to get the homeless off the street we must house them if we want diverse neighborhood house the 60 percent of san francisco that qualifies more affordable housing and, yes this is going to be mean a little bit less profit for developers i'm sure they'll get by looking over the
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past year i'm proud of what we accomplished together he pledge to take on the short-term rentals with the industry and have passed common sense regulations that the cities are looking at in order to protect ourville housing stock and with the mayor vote and a legislature from airbnb we still have work to do the unprecedented coalition of hotel workers and owners and tenants and landlords and neighborhood leaders have made it clear they'll not let people be over stood out by profit and greedy received a in my note with a person living with hiv that dpftd any patterns on the campaign trail he reminded me not to give up the fight thank you robert fewer
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friendship and encouragement i place a moratorium on converting the valuable single-room occupancies hotels the only housing for the neighborhood living on fixed incomes and passed the adu legislation thank you commissioner farrell for creating thirty thousand rental unit we've taken on incorporation like airbnb the academy of art university and challenged government assess i passed finance reform to eliminate the elected officials - with the past support of 76 percent we passed a 200 and 61 million dollars available prevention bond indeed prop c was the only measure on our november ballot that addresses our affordable housing crisis
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and the only measure rigging third street majority vote that passed and supervisor president london breed supervisor sandra fewer was short i'm using her time and we rei cannot the disgraceful attempts by the board of realtors by voting down proposition 2 and u by a margin and did all of that together i want to thank you san francisco for not buying the height that deep pockets can afford and not giving up housing prevention have taken on a greater urgency in the i'll not say risking one constituent reminding us the federal government attacking our community across the city r
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across the country people don't feel safe outside of san francisco to be displaced is to lose a safety net and can mean the diversities literally between life and death for some people obviously we we've got a lot more work to do and housing is only a part of it many of you know i'm a proud environment squatting of san francisco as senator mark leno with well aware we'll be in water in our lifetime and we must plan for how we occupy our place along did bay now i've been honored together with supervisor kim to represent san francisco interests on the bay conservatism commission it is fascist work i know that many communities are looking to lead on sea level rise and we must structured our urban 1ri789 everyone with a blog is a
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housing expert some will argue no such thing as neighborhood character cha character but supervisor sandra fewer stashgd to nicely at her inaugural speak everyone that whacks the streets of san francisco historic neighborhoods knows different no other place like san francisco and her neighborhood make they are tick whether preferring the third flower mart in the criticize or one last vibrant chinatown or the water shed every stick adds up to one of the even vices of the world on the minds of my constituents i'll be rim not to mention our police department and any sincere hopes for the future i'm lucky colleagues all 11 district are treated equal but district number 3 is absent equal i'm
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lucky to have one of the best captains in the country david lazzaro. >> (clapping.) >> supervisor avalos wanted him back so bad captain lazarus is truly a model of the community policing if nob hill to chinese-american have him and the working men and women on speed dial it captain is everywhere and has a plan i want to acknowledge our hard working and the reforms that william scott burglary be leading in 2015 speaking the challenges in the year ahead i want to be on the record that responsibility governors means taking our budget process seriously and making the hard choices even when they don't fit in that vein i'm really saying this to the four new members of
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the board i note that i was the only member of this body to vote definition the budget last year the first time i ever voted against a budget and 9 times 1r0e79 for a budget i don't feel we were balancing it responsibly and i believe in prioritizing the critical needs and planning for the future i believe in identifying the progressive revenue that will not disproportionately impact the most vulnerable i don't believe in burdening the taxpayers with regressive takes when we've not balanced our load in the chambers i don't believe building in labeling the business molding quote/unquote showing when their raking in major profit and hoping that problem will not community-based
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away and tax breaks for corporations are good public policies taxpayers deserve their tax before they decide on funding for emerging needs, however, preying that need may be i've learned none trusts a government that designed a budget that places all the budget skadz on the public as i said voters elected us to do a tough job i pledge even when easier to punt i will continue to work for the progressive and democratic principles of petitions and justice the rule of law yes checks and balances and power and respect for all people and groups holding different views with the gift of some years i pledge to work with humor a sense of love for the
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city i'm truly looking forward to another 4 years one of the greatest jobs anyone can have i know my staff is as well i want to this thing my city hall team that make is so much easier their individually and collectively incredible thank you sunny and cop i didn't and lee i can't express any appreciation enough. >> (clapping.) >> and thank you district 3 your supervisor is fired up and ready to go. >> (clapping.) >> okay. thank you supervisor peskin for soaking up not only supervisor sandra fewer time but everyone else on the board (laughter) all right. supervisor yee you're up next.
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>> (laughter). >> really? >> (laughter) feel free to be brief. >> i was instructed to cut any speak by 25 percent because of my colleague. >> take our time supervisor the floor is yours. >> first of all, welcome the audience that is here the families and the friends and supporters you are the important people that was able to get the 11 of us elected and you deserve roumdz i want to welcome back the first of the even number of supervisors who didn't have to run for anything they're sitting here today with us thank you. >> we'll get our revenge two years from now and welcome back
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the reelected supervisors supervisor president london breed and supervisor peskin as well as the newly elected supervisors suzy loftus sandra fewer and hillary and welcome our newly appointed supervisor jeff welcome to the chambers we'd like to kick some ass. >> like everyone else that will speak we want to thank everyone that helped us get here start with the voters in my district for allowing me to you serve another 4 years a prestige as many will acknowledge here today, this is such a special position to be able not only to help the entire city but also
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focused own the people that live in our particular district we have a wonderful district like everywhere else in san francisco people want to live a life they're successful and their families are successful and their children successful i want to thank my political consultant michael he's a little bit upset i cannot get him a ticket to get here oh, he made that in whoops something else has to give him a ticket i also want to acknowledge my staff first there are two no longer my staff they be the backbone and raised the bar in my office but are here today, this is (calling names) >> (clapping.) >> and olivia.
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>> (clapping.) >> and today now i have 3 wonderful staff member that actually was able to swing the tail end of my first four years into very productive years and they will continue to be the ones that will support me and make that happen and also their wonderful in working with other staff members of the supervisors and they are - where are they behind me jen low, and erica. >> (clapping.) >> the biggest reason i'm here today to start any second term as supervisor because of the support i always seem to get and receive from my family it was my
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brother nelson that said to me yesterday when we asked his band to 2k5ek9 a song to his family and it is a song by the sly and the family stones no it is not but the name is we are family but thank you nelson i want to acknowledge that my two sisters are here today vicky and more and more remand they made 2 possible to make me a good adult as a kid i never got into too much trouble they didn't were successful but i was - got me through my childhood thank you very much and i also not last but certainly my
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immediate family are the most important to me at this point of my life they've given me permission to seek office this is my fourth time i've been successful in running and twice on the school board and twice as a supervisor it is only made possible because they gave and said to me go for it and serve the community as most of my adult life this was four years ago and same thing those are my wonderful, wonderful two daughters of me and. >> (clapping.) >> my wife of many decades kathy. >> (clapping.) >> well something new four years ago i couldn't say that will you
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for years later i have two doubled our size of the family now two sons james and dan and oh, my goodness now i have two new grandchildren from the end of the last year and one of them is here he was asleep through everybody's speech when we heard any voice he woke up this jamison. >> i want to make sure my granddaughter you kouth couldn't come she's a little bit more you know she were able to speak she'll tell supervisor peskin
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hurry up but prove i have two grandkids. >> (clapping.) >> since the beginning of the first term my family as grown i've said that already and basically, the - when i been what i focused on four years ago it about family and children that's the lens i've always looked through when i have to consider policies and legislation in this chamber. >> so it is not any surprises that by the way, one thing that people didn't point out here is that this is a majority majority parents member board. >> we have more parents here than we've seen on the board
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ever so congratulations we'll drive it; right? parents family thing so it's not my surprise to anyone i'll fight to welcome families in san francisco we need to do better, we keep on seeing the families are children leave the city we need to reverse that trend we did that in the first four years we looked at our children and formed the mayor and superintendent being the co-chair of our family and city council to look at how we want our children to be treated and highway to make our families successful in san francisco we need to continue that some of the things oozed mentioned that is really important for me is as we talk about affordable housing for people we need to inner fuss the discussion how we have affordable housing for families
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with children that is something that is beginning we need to do better on that we have no policies around that issue we need to create policy so that we actually make it real and improve the services so for the public schools to make sure i'm not talking about k through 12 only but pre k we need in support of education of our residents to make sure that we have a workforce that will continue to make our city successful we also one of the things that is really missing we're beginning to address this is the issue about early education we are doing well when it comes to preschool around 3 to 5 but getting an f mark for those that are zero to 3 we really don't have much in the city for them
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we need to support that we need to support the families can't afford to not only pay the rent but $25,000 for childcare i'm hoping any colleagues that are parents will be very supportive of that issue that is a very important issue that will make-or-break san francisco when it comes to children and families the other issue that is really important for all of us is that we want to make our streets safe pedestrians, for bicyclists, and for drivers we need to pass more policies that will support our goals of vision zero to get is by 2024 to no fatalities. >> we need to do better we're
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trying but haven't done real well that is something that i'm hoping all of us will join hands and pass policies around that the other thing that i want to pension mention that san francisco should support the tech developments we must not let technology and tech companies control san francisco technology should make the lives of san franciscans better not worse. >> we must tackle the problem of short-term rental economy that is ruining our housing stock and we must also look at how we control those cars that are - what do you call those things
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self-driving cars and those uber's and lyft companies taking over the streets one of the things i'm looking forward so there's a lot of things differences in opinion i know we'll will work together as our president-elect trump gets into office we must stand together and push back and make sure our values and cultures of san francisco is for ever maintained thank you very much. >> (clapping.) >> thank you supervisor yee and again congratulations on your re-election. >> now i will recognize the supervisor from district 8 our new colleagues supervisor jeff.
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>> (clapping.) >> still trying to figure out how to work the mike. >> thank you supervisor president london breed. >> so i'd like to introduce my husband phil berry. >> (clapping.) >> he's the - i'm getting hints from the audience for you to stand up so when i was appointed i'm going to sit down sorry still working this out when i was appointed i told the mayor that he had appointed a family my husband and daughter were a unit we're all in that together and i want to echo supervisor yee's comments about the importance of parents and families supervisors finite have
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kids in the san francisco public schools and former board members and this is important to all of us thank you, mayor ed lee for his confidence in me for the appointment and i'm honored and humbled by that i want to deeply thing supervisor scott wiener for his outstanding service i know we'll be working with him as your senator in sacramento i want to acknowledge before i forgot things about my husband truly i wouldn't be here today, if not for him you know we've lost so many people in the community and the willingness of my husband to marry an hiv person and raise a family i never thought i'd see
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40 my generation has been. >> late and never thought i'll be married and never thought i'd have a child i'm going to be 50 and a have a husband and child and owe this to the city for all the work and also owe to all of us to our lesbian sisters that take care of us and walked with us in those dark, dark days and still holding united states together and acknowledge two of the finest people in my life and two beyond jones you know know them historic historic figures. >> (clapping.) >> so 0 o one of the reasons i
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stepped back ♪ political around raising my kid is san francisco is under a threat from donald trump and people in washington our immigrant community has already been targeted so many of the people that we worked with over the years reduced the health disparticipant through the implementations of the affordable health care act through mel 200 and 50 thousand san franciscans receive care with the affordable health care 90 thousand on medi-cal samth this president threatens to roll back lgbt rights right we take for granted as a 11th hour e lieutenant
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governor's noouchl we'll need the fierceness to respond to the attacks all our communities will be understand i'm not going to speak much longer but i do want to leave with a thought i was kind of alluding to this you know when aids first struck 36 years ago a lot of community responded with hate with fear there were kwaurn tennis and this was god's will not san francisco san francisco came together mayor brown became the first funding for aids research in the
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country >> (clapping.) >> and, of course, mayor feinstein but the entire community were not marginalized cared for i think as we think about moving forward and really what are likely to be very, very, very dark times i just ask that may we not fight amongst ourselves but together against our common threats and looking forward to working with everyone thank you. >> (clapping.) >> thank you jeff and welcome to the board of supervisors. >> and with that, i'd like to recognize supervisor hillary
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ronan from district 5. >> so i want to start out by thanking any 4-year-old daughter and nephew and divine chu who first lesson about local politics that politicians like to talk for a really long time so thank you for being so patient and sweet and from the rest of my family will stand up my sisters and mother and farther and my husband francisco i love you. >> (clapping.) >> it means the world to me i will take one second i got to talk about what my husband and family means to me about my dad was not able to make that here i'll say to you dad that i love you so much and that's because
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of watching you my entire life and your rage against injustice and our incertifies that everyone is treated with respect and dignity i am here i love you the best. >> thank you for giving me the example that brought me here. >> (clapping.) >> i also want to action my incredible former colleagues now staff carolyn who is my chief the staff please stand up and natalie and others. >> (clapping.) >> and also in the crowd is some of my incredible campaign people you'll please stand up
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aaron and ryan. >> (clapping.) >> and jose our office manager. >> (clapping.) >> and he just had the most surreal experience david and i were conspiring over the rally of the on this side and david was on the odds david if you could stand up and eric you, too. >> (clapping.) >> eric david and john the 3 of you have been heroes i'm so grateful to have a position on the before do to continue the fight the 3 of you have been leading over the past 8 years an honor so thank you for being here. >> (clapping.) >> those of us that had the strange experience of winning our election on november 8th it
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was not a wonderful moment we didn't celebrate in the way we normally said my immediate reaction oh, my goodness this job i've been running for i'll completely change as i've been thinking about 3 over the past two months and thinking and planning for the proprietors of my office i realize the jobs has not changed at all so civilians i congratulated law school working as an attorney or an organize in the program or as a legislative aide for supervisor campos the work that i've been engaged in over the past 15 years fundamentally was to shift power and wealth from the rich and corporate elicit from the country to four people and
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immigrants and polar the lgbt community women that's the project i've been engaged in that is still the project before me now that i'm an elected official i enronly i think as the board of supervisors we can advance this agenda more than in the past? why first of all, the staff that we live under a rigsd system that is circling unjust not more obvious than this moment so staircase and impossible to design that will be easier for us to fight that injustice and rigged system and politicians are going to have to take a side and it is going to be easier for us to educate people what is really going on it will be hard that's number one and number 2 people want to be engaged in
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levels i have never seen in my lifetime i was at a conference late last week 200 young women saying i want to run for office and run now i don't like the way the world is i want to take responsibility to change it that's the type of engagement we'll need if we're going to fight back and make the change we want to make and number 3 let's face it the democratic part has lots of mind and hearts of people there needs to be a shift if we regain power i'm proud here in san francisco both in the june election we won an election but yesterday we are progressives took the majority of seats in ab 17 and 19 representing us at the state
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level we're headed in the right direction and when we have leaders like bernie sanders and elizabeth warning that are popular as at the federal level we'll see that change happen at the deckingic level as well this will make our work much easier here in san francisco to advance any fundamental i'm and goal in life so i will end there is a ohio they would say. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> there is nothing bad that canned be turned into good that's truly how i feel i'm optimistic not only ♪ moment in history to maintain
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the status quo but advance the cause of our people i'm looking forward to working with every single one of you to advance the world thank you very much >> (clapping.) >> thank you, supervisor. >> congratulations again supervisor ronan and recognize our supervisor from district 11 supervis supervisor. >> (clapping.) >> thank you supervisor president london breed and members of the public and colleagues anyone that joined me add any swearing in ceremony yesterday, i promise not to speak that long today. >> (laughter). >> thank you, supervisor we appreciate that. >> it was 25 minutes and some
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seconds i want to recognize my family my mother you made me the man, i was today i'll be belief otherwise i'll get emotional and my wife i said a lot about her we've been together for 19 years and wonderful children and as supervisor said being a public parent is an added task requires a lot of multi tasking we'll be fighting on that front together supervisor i appreciate that and all the parents on the board my father-in-law wouldn't be here without our support and guidance thank you for being there for us you're the rock of
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the family and my friend, my boss for 8 years the supermarket treasure of the labor council needs no introduction everyone knows her, she braces a trail o gay. >> local 27 and vice president the janitors brought me into the labor union 8 years ago and taught me so many things and guided me and took me under their wing we've marched together i was asked to come through they said they'll meet you at 10 no, they said 10:00 p.m. >> i was like what that was their lunch break that was an eye opening experience when most people are at home in bed or
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winding down for the day our members on the front lines a couple of hundred of decks and taking out the trash that was the thinners that olga asked me to work on the campos legislation no mention in that legislation that the supervisor put forward and the mayor newsom i'll never forgot all the work i appreciate that olga my god mother my mentor, the woman that i turn to four or five time a day for advice lo resident i was a lowly better than in bill clinton white house i worked with her for a year i
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call her my god mother her great grandchildren i meet in the white house they were 5 and 6 at the time stand up. >> (clapping.) >> my childhood friends who followed me to san francisco i don't know if he is here he probably had to go back to work and my friend (calling names) and two people in spectacular that helped to elect me and guide me from the neighborhood alex and steve please stand up friends wonderful constituents. >> (clapping.) >> so i'm going to be i brief like i said, i want to recognize someone that was not able to may i make any swearing in yesterday under his guidance i started any
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career in san francisco i worked at the san francisco housing authority and staffed the open door day in willie brown, jr. i got to sit under and watch him from 7:00 a.m. to 1 o'clock in the afternoon 7 or 8 people will be housing authority people with complaint eyesight there and someone i feel one of the greatest politicians of the last sitter in san francisco, california not only a straighttion or savvy and smart and has the memory i don't describe the man didn't write down anything but reprimands everything i appreciate that and one other person i want to recognize any forbid david and the members of the chinatown who
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guideed me and a majority part of any program and without the chinese-american i would not be elected i'll end everything i do and be will be about fighting for working families echo who supervisor yee and supervisor fewer said and others fighting for families will be my main agenda and fighting for working people and my brothers and sisters in the labor union and particularly when it comes to housing we need to think about that and drive that home 100 percent i want to work with a supervisor yee for the after all pre k and lastly i'll see this mayor ed lee said this yesterday a vibe in district 11 were treated as the forgotten part of san francisco i'm commented 100 percent to make sure that the
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residents get the respect and resources and just they deserve thank you very much. >> (clapping.) >> thank you and congratulations supervisors and welcome with that, are there any other members of the board that want to make any other comments seeing none, i will continue the agenda madam clerk please call the next item. >> madam president i believe everyone is awaiting our comments. >> okay all right. well i will be brief first of all, i want to say thank you especially to the residents of district 5 for believing in me one time to reelect me to serve i'm excited about this opportunity and
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looking forward to 4 more amazing years want to recognize my family and mother priscilla and sister and brother any little brother paul breed guys for being here and acknowledge my staff rosy and samantha and one of the best chief of staff in the city coner johnston. >> (clapping.) >> thank you to my campaign team any consultant maggie and my campaign manager who is here and so many amazing people that definitely takes a village to win a election and re-election i'm grateful for many of the sports and the volunteers and my
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heart it full thank you all so much for your support for my campaign i want to really focus my remark on the country and was there is to come i mean, i'm really i have to tell you honored my colleagues choose to unanimously support me to continue to serve as president of the board of supervisors that means a lot i'm looking forward to the next two years we say so many work to do and looking forward to doing that work with i think two of the most amazing people that i had the pleasure the clerk of the board angela. >> (clapping.) >> and our john gibner, deputy city attorney.
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>> (clapping.) >> we make a great team i'm looking forward to doing this work over the next two years as board president and a supervisor i'm honored to serve with each of the 10 of you whether that is chief suhr on transit quality or public safety or supervisor farrell on good solutions for the homeless challenges on supervisor peskin as he fights for good government a good government that our people here in the city deserves and being a physique convert and supervisor tang for moms and protecting the furry friends and supervisor kim so for bringing city college for those that deserve an opportunity and supervisor yee and his decades effort to improve the services and support for our children
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especially preschool for all and supervisor i know will bravely defend our health care and vital health care services and supervisor ron in an and commissioner coppel on orange our police department and balancing our budget during challenging times and supervisor as he fights for somebody's and workforce housing in the city all of you are talented and amazing public sernlts i'm privileged to work beside you and so honored to serve as the president of that amazing group of talented people our city faces daunting challenges worrying times thousand of people struggling to afford the homes they have we have immigrants and transgender men
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and women that feel unsafe in their own communities we all of us in the city we have a responsibility to help we can provide a hand up i know because it has been done before we've done that with me i'm not supposed to be here this is not for the girl born into public housing with a grandmother raising 3 kids an $900 a month san francisco had other plans i climbed overseeing marble stairs and the two steps to this place because a community loved me and because public sins looked out for me, i climb those stairs because san francisco lived in me and because i believed in hope and 11 days we all fail sail
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through an american president who thaentdz to deport our neighbors and cut our funding and want to put our friends on a list for daring to have a different face would brags brags of assaulting women and pledges to take health care from 20 thousand americans and mocks change and knows our let the record reflect community suffers a disorder in need of a cower to every san franciscan who feels scared uncertain or alone now you are seeing you are loved and you are one of us the city of st. francis has not see sacrificed not on my watch not our watch these are
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difficult times i've more hopefully, your values have not been more important our fight never more clear our role in in country never more needed hope president obama is not blind optimism not ignoring the roadblocks that stand in our path and not sitting on the sidelines it is the thing that certificates despite all finds to the contrary that something better awaits us if we have a courage that work and fight for it. >> now more than of our city will work and fight now more than ever be a beacon of hope when the solicit dims we'll hold our tortures higher san franciscans don't be discouraged
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take to our feet and don't fight amongst ourselves but fight for one another our city has been through challenging times and we have made that through we have made it through we don't back down but stand strong all over the place compassionate we're resilient and hope in the darkness we are san francisco it is my honor and pleasure to lead this board during this fight and we are in this together thank you all so much for being here today. >> thank you colleagues for entrusting me with the presidency and let's roll up our sleeves. >> let's continue to work together to make sure that san francisco continues to be the beacon of hope and light inform so many people relying on us to make sure that
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happens thank you and congratulations, everyone. >> (clapping.) >> thank you with that, i see supervisor cowen's name on the board. >> ladies and gentlemen, as we close out want to remember that that a mark of a good statesman and states woman they acknowledge when they've made a mistake pubically i want to correct the record people have
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facebooked me i want to acknowledge i thought that was the first time in history the female board i want to correct the record not the first but the first in a very, very long time okay. i was half right and first recognition 6 women majority in 1981 and recognize in january 1983, 6 and i can't think of 1993, 6 women and 1995 was the last time there was a female majority and today, we're back thank you. >> thank you supervisor cowen. >> (clapping.) >> again, thank you all for being here madam clerk, any
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other business before this commission? >> that concludes our business for today. >> we're adjourned. >>
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>> there is one problem, it seems like it is a excluded place. they have the fire department that will get possibly injured. i looked and said wow, there is no snow under them. >> thanks. >> is there anyone else who would like to make public comments under the general
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managers report. at this time members of the public may address the commission within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission and do not appear on the agenda. with respect to items you have the opportunity to address the commission when the items is reached. i have 4 cards i will call them off. jill, dee, sally and kelly. come on up. any order. jill, dee, sally and kelly. >> can you hear me? >> yes. >> thank you. good morning commissioners. >> good morning. >> the [inaudible] areas program will have us believe this plan you will address is
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all about "saving endangered species". they made statements about 50 loss of bio diversity in the plant program, but i want to clarify something, enfact the plant itself required monitoring of only 8 species of plants. zero or endangered, threes of locing concern which is lower than federally endangered. three are california native plants society to be listed rare, threatened or endangered in california but more common elsewhere. two are on the california native plant society level 4 which is plants with limited distribution. i like you to think the trade off and monitoring of 8 plants and
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worthy selling 18, 448 healthy trees mpt the other thing i like to speak to is the concept and that is the concept oft bio diversity. saving bio diversity is the linchpin which tries to save bio diversity in the remiant areas but the response to come, the final eir doesn't define what bio diversity is nor the draft eir or management plan. by inserting the word native into the employed definition of bio diversity the meaning the term is high jacked. all trees and plants whether native or not native are part of our local bio diversity like people from everywhere are part of our sit a's diversity. adding the word native to bio diversity demonizing native species. the urban forest are part of the
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totality of variation in san francisco and have been all most 150 years rchlt we believe all trees and plants whether native or not native are part thof local bio diversity and valued. we traced the definition in the sustainability plan which was fed into the sin ramp and eir and came from eo wilson they say but says biediversity is the totality of all variation in life forms of earth. we believe that native and non native coexist together like pieces of the jigsaw puzzle and part of what are now called by scientist novel forest eco systems and these eco sestm provide essential services for all plants and essential to our bio diversity. >> thank you >> next speaker, please.
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>> sfgov tv, video, no audio. ime rrp here today speaking on behalf of families and rpd gandner grounds keepers regarding the elth issue associated with exposing to the cancer causing chemicals you introduced into san francisco play areas. i'm addressing the lack of posted chemical warnings add these sites. we experienced the tragedy of a oakland warehouse fire. what makes this pertinent and city officials have known qu down ployed the raisk for years. former mayor brown as a city leader you assume sth people with this responsibility are doing their jobs. this commission along with the rpd
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nurt deuced to public parks thousands of tonls of chemical mixture who pfs count is found by the state of california as a prop 65 xhemical known to cause cancer. you continue to do this without posting warnings as to the it helths risks. this is sth same mixture we see in the video being treated by san francisco children like it was sand as they walk bear foot in it, throw it in each others face and place it in their mouths. as they breathe in the harmful chemtuals under the gaze of their caretakers rchltd if your intention is replace the fields, years down the road this does not mitigate the ongoing chemical exposers imposed every day on the intsent users of the neelds. the national list of cancer victims associated with exposure to these chemicals continues to grow. i heard the
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commission and rpd justify the actions by bragging you increased field usage. even if you take such a claim at face value, this means you also increased the amont of exposure time as to the toxic chemicals for thousands of lives. i once again ask for you to take as steward the obvious step and that is at the vaer least post prop sick 5 signs at every entrance at eerfb field that contains the chemicals so sth users less willing than your suvls to expose the children or grand children to these chemicals are given a reasonable chance to make a informal decision. multiple federal ages have taken concern regarding the chemicals and use on the fields rchlt these incluseu scpa, national statute of health kines, consumer
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product safety commission among many others. the state of california continues its own study which wont be concluded for years from now. this-thank you. >> thank you. >> next speaker, please. my i ask you to speak into the m oorks c. >> my name is jill, i'm a parnt of two kids and who go to outdoor education schools and the glen park southern neighborhoods. this is one of them, this is pharyn my son and i'm here today to ask you to think strongly about the herbicides in the parks. i put my kids in outdoor schools because i believe in outdoor
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education and children having access to nature and i came across as soon as my sons school started i came across posting signs they were spraying round up and garllen in the different areas where my kids are playing and i started a petition last year and got over 12,000 signatures and these kids-i was with them ipschool yesterday and all the kids were picking this sower grass, which he is eating now and they are picking it and putting it in mouths and making daisy chains and this something kids do naturally and i know it is policy tospray pesticides on these plants and i like to ask you guys to reconsider that and maybe think of coming up with a policy to prohibit the use oaf herbicides in the public parks because they should be for the
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public and enjoyment of families over everything else. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you, next speaker. >> hi, commissioners. sally stephens and if you wonder why the [inaudible] program is so unpopular with people who live near the parks with natural areas in them i like to give two examplesism grainview park which is a hill top in the western part the city, surrounded by houses-rec and park planted a ice plant which is the only thing that held the sand in place, nothing else worked. when the [inaudible] program took control of all of grandview park the first thing they did is [inaudible] sand started to drift to the backyards of peoples who properties abut the park. they had property damage in the backyards from the sand and the neighborhood association
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meeting and couple years-a number of yoors ago, lisa wanes respaunss when they asked what can we do about the damage is there is no spaunlt to anything that happens outside the park. when fish and wild life tried to [inaudible] franciscan manzanita discovered in the doyle droiv redue they included land in glen canren. when the fennel version of habitative r was released included 3.2 acres were added because [inaudible] asked they be added. the problem is sth added land is not rec and park, it was peoples backyards and the people who's yards they were were never asked if they wanted their property designated as critical habitat for the plant and stuck with the designation
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and it effect the property values. fish and wild life says we wont bother them but the realty is they could. never held meetings to determine which parks have natural areas, they just took control of 1 quarter thoch city parks and not been a good neighborhood to the people who live aroun the parks and will only get worse if they get the free rein the management plan gives them. at this pont is there is no accountability so encourage you to implement the alternative and protect the park neighbors. thauj. >> anyone else who would like to make general public comment as this time? come on up. >> tom borden, with sf forest alliance and just wanted to make you aware of one thing going on in rec and park and that is the department of environment, ipm rules are being violated. the natural
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areas program is spraying [inaudible] tear one herbicide to kill native plants and we have a video of it, i think you may have seen it. but, in june they sprayed like a huge amount in glen canyon park below the miro loma trail and the sign said they were spraying poison oak but it was coyoteee brush and sticky monkey flower. i took pictures that show a halo of death around the park. in the mairpwork for the next ipm hearing for reduced riskpisticide it is reported there is a up tick in spraying and attributed to poison oak along the trail in glen canyon.
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not only where they breaking the rules because the plants where not invasive and lied about it and reported as poison oak spraying so keep your eyes open for that. it is indicative of something we have seen over and over again and hope people will pay attention and get everyone to play by the rules. >> thank you. >> anyone else who would like to make general public comment. this is closed. we are on the consent calendar and i have one card for richard fong. >> good morning. i wanted to make a few comments about the
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[inaudible] willie wong chinese playground. there was found there were infrastructure needs, one way valving on the sewer system because blocked up tennis courts. that will be a big cost addition. there is another point in the sewer methods, i'm not a plumber or engineering you have >> student have good terrain because the building across the way sometimes has had many pluming problems so i'm troy toog look carefully at that. there should be make the money go up a little bit. there is part about [inaudible] on the cost part. i may as well get to the other part. on the other has to do with bridging of communities. i tried to put on facebook and not too good at that. i couldn't get the
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comment on it. [inaudible] women who are going to be the aquilizers of [inaudible] through the chinatown area. these particular people rpd woman, terri and all the rotary club, those kind of people want to help out bridging the community. there were a lot of supporting people of this particular rehabilitation project but there wasn't much talk about funding our fund raising and that type of stuff. i want that to come back into focus. there will be a lot of other people using this same facilities. children use it usually during the sum squr at other times they are not using it. the big point i want to bring has to do with lighting and the tennis court and the possibility of a tennis court. i looked at the plan and nothing indicated a tennis and that is a very famous court for
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people who got national ranking there. anything you have to do to include tennis of appellanting of the lines as well as putting poles into the ground so you slip in the other poles and pull up the net. if you did that and of course you have to cap it when the kids are playing soccer but if they are playing basketball they don't have to take down the net. that is something use frd the community and continue the support of tennis. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> the poles are too high. >> any other public comment on this item? item 5, the consent calendar. being none, public comment is closed. commissioners. >> entertain a motion >> moouved. >> movaled and seconded all in favor. >> aye. >> so moved. >> we are on item 6, the san francisco zoo.
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>> powerpoint, please. thank you. good morning president buell and commissioners general manager ginsburg. thank you for coming outlet in the wonderful wet weather. in my office i have a meeting with someone named noah and if i see the animals lining up 2 by 2 i'm heading for high grand. i want to thank you on behalf the san francisco zoological and oversight you do make us much better. on a personal note, as a former resident of noe value congratulations on the town square. fantastic. last weekend part of our mission is one of the c is knhunty. last
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weekend-two weekends ago, december 3, we hosted one of the most incredible events, 15 oanniversary of the san francisco fire department with the chiefment we had over 650 people present and i know arfbd had a wonderful time and we were proud to be able to host this event and group of people so dedicated and also for many years in a row we partner would the fire department on the toy program collecting thousands of toys so thrilled to be a partner with the fire department. part of our conservation program we brought in two new birds. it is called the bali mynahs the male is from south carolina and fenail from the miami zoo. this bird is critically endangered in the wireld squewoo are part of the
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acasa program which is the species survival plan to help protect this bird. in fact, san francisco zoo conservation efforts are vast and this is one of 32 ssp's just within the aviary department the san francisco zoo has. this bird is only found on the island of bali so thrilled to be a partner with the ssa program. if you come out to the zoo, i think you all seen our 3 female mand rill's. we have a male, his name is badgeo. his face is bigger and has the blue color. he is a incredible animal. they are getting along well and hope the family will also be growing in this exhibit. starting in january
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ewoo will have a docent class. every year hundreds of docents help support the zoo with volunteer efforts through thousands of hours and can't do it without them. they are the ambassadors of the zoo. on saturday january 14 we will have docent orientation if you know anyone interested or yourselves in spare time of course and beginning february 5 we will have a new docent training program that starts and lasts several weeks. we thank you the docents for all their efforts. wroo mobile. last time i was here about 4 weeks ago qu showed a picture of the new zoo mobile that we have out in the public. sinss then we partnered with san francisco unified school district with this program to enrich the science programs and already vized 38 title 1
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classrooms with additional 24 that are currently scheduled for the spring months. if you have any ideas of schools and chasss that would love our program please let us know and happy to bring out zoo mobile to the classes. additional growth at san francisco zoo just in the last couple weeks we added babies. new infants at the zoo ft, top right is one of the new howlers so there are two of the primates in the discovery center on the far left exhibit said. there is simang and next is the howlers. yes, those are the ones that howl. if you live nearby the zoo you will hear them a good half mile away. additionally, in the lower left we have a new kudo caf that joined us
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november 30 waying in at 30 pounds so come out and see as the zoo continues to grow. we talk about global connoisseursation. consurivation from san francisco zu zoo that wnt to churchmill hann togueo to look what is happening to the polar bear population. wurbing with the program called the polar bear alert program. the one thing you want to note especially when we talk in the narrative of climate change, thiss is end of november and you see it is dirt so should be a lot of snow at this time. this program that i mentioned the polar bear alert program goes back to flaen 80 and they collect bears that are huh rassedments to society and put them in jail. luckily there are zoos such as ours as part
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the conservation efforts to take the bears. hulo the bear who is 35 years old came from this facility 33 years ago. she was a bear that gout into peoples garben and she and sister and mom broke into a house so wnt to jail but is part of san francisco zoo 33 years. it is great san francisco zoo can look at the programs and work with the groups. another interesting conservation group, our lead vet graham crawford is trying to protect seberal differentagys in the lemur. the communities are very impoverished and using lemur as nourishment. the reason for that is chickens, the population of chickens have been diseased ovmany years so he has worked over the last 8
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years with this incredible team to vaccinate the chickens of madagascar to make them ed #b8. this has incredible global impact so we have been work wg the mad gar car vaccine development and harvard school of public health and 3192 chickens have been vaccinated to save the speess of lemur. winter zoo camps have a few openings so if you want to help support the camp or during the holidays make sure that the kids are out of the house. please snd them to san francisco zoo and we are happy to take them in. as yoi know, santa claus lent us bell, holly and perp mint for the reindeer romp. they are on site have aggreat time. reindeer come
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from the north pole, here is a side note useless trivia they are a semi domestic species the care bu. just recently they were reintroduced into scotland extinth since the [inaudible] finally zoo lights begins tomorrow night, december 16 through the 30 accept for the 24 and 25. please join us filled with hundreds of thousands of lights and food and music and will have a great time and the weather starting tomorrow will be perfect. that conclude my report. >> thank you very much. >> is there public comment on this item? being none, public comment is closed. commissioners, this was discussion only, so we are now on item 7. let's play sf
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approval of the agreement between the rec and park defarmt in san francisco parks alliance in acceptance of the grant. >> good morning, lisa bran stn, director of partnership in rec and park. thrill #d to be here for a mile stone in a project we have worked on for some time with the parks aliness. this comes out of the department strategic plan in the areas of strengthage existing park facilities and cultivating
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increasing philanthropic support. not only will this be a vast improvement to the city's playground but a major milestone working with parks alliance and the first major capitalcome pain the department has taken on with the nuf organization formed 6 years ago. so, you'll see in the staff report that we are asking for three commission actions. that is a slight variation from the agenda language because with the direction of the capital committee, we decided that we will take the related agreements to commission, so what i'm asking for today are discussion and possible action to approve the mou between the rec and park department and the san francisco parks alliance to partner on the lets play sf initiative to renovate the 13 playground in san francisco prioritized as most in need by the failing playground task force. aproouv the grant agreement between the deparnlt and park alliance the parks
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alliance contributes up to $15 million for the playground renovation and number 3, recommend the board of supervisors accept this grant of $15 million encash and in kind contributions. i just want to back up and start how we got to this point. this process started with the 2012 bond which was passed by more than 70 percent of volters and it had a pool offunding of $15 million to renovate playgrounds in san francisco. when the bond passed in partnership with the the parks alliance the department convened a task force in 2014 to prioritize the unvenvited playgrounds. the task force consisted of park professionals, community and children advocates and other stakeholders. the task force met for 6 months and ultimately selected 4 criteria for
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prioritizing unrenovated playgrounds. those were the presence of wood treated with carpine arsenic, low hosehold medium income, high use density sthof neighborhood and low grades on the parks alliance playground. and so the playgrounds that wnt through that filter ended up with 13 playground you see on the map in front of you. i did want to emphasize the selected playground coved the vast geography of san francisco. so, why do this? first of all, play is important. play and playground are transformative for chrn and for neighborhoods and for communities. this project will impact nearly 20,000 children who live within a quarter mile of these 13
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playgrounds and hope it will impact more and also the generations that come after the children living in these neighborhoods now. and also partnership is important. the city cannot do this alone. the $15.5 million enthe bond is enough to deliver we believe 6 playgrounds. if we want to do all 13 playgrounds which we very much want to, then we need to have a partner and we need private philanthropy. in 2015 the board voted to initiate a campaign with the department and we are moving forward on that. in addition to working together on the felon thopic campaign, the department is hard at work renovating the first 6 of the tier one
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playgrounds. merced heights and sergeant john mu collie playgrounds are having community meetings now. i believe they both had sthree. washington square park had three community meetings, there is community consensus on the scheme for the playground and i expect that sometime in the next 6 mupths there will be a concept plan for your review and approval. and then there are preliminary studies in process before the participatory design begins for the second 3 of the first 6 tier one playground. that is [inaudible] panhandle play grown and john mclaren at the picnic areament that brings us to today which is next step formalizing a partnership. we ask to approve the grant agreement to recommend the boardf supervisors accept the grant and approve the mou
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between the department and parks alliance on how we'll partner on this project. so, to start with the grant agreement, here is highlights. the term of the agreement is 8 years and then the grant agreement defines a general use of funds for the initiative and playground budgets will be developed on a project by project basis. only private funds will be used for campaign expenses including park alliance staff and playground related special events qu the goal is $10.75 million but we seek approval to accept up to $15 million in case the parties decide to seek more private funding or the campaign is wildly success sfl, which we hope. this grants agreement maintains city authority over public funds and tier one playgrounds will be prioritized. this is the general preliminary budget for
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this nisative. expenses for tier one are based on cost estimates by the department as part of the early planning process. expenses for tier 2 are estimates based on departments general experience renovating playgrounds of the size and scope of the 7 sites. the parks alliance campaign staff and expenses will be funded privately. the sources as i said are the 2012 bond funds. there is some other public funding that is designated mostly for tier two playgrounds from public sources including general fund allocations and community opportunity funds allocations that the communities applied for and award by the department and then of course the philanthropic dollars from the campaign. and then for the mou and related agreement, the term in the budget are the same as
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in the grant agreement and the tier one playgrounds are prioritized. so, this document is really roadmap for the partnership between the two institutions and it includes general terms that the department requires of private partners on capital projects. the support from the parks alliance is expected right now to include three general forms. one is cash grants, two is in-kind grants of playground design and three is in-kind grants for construction. there are 3 grants that receive private support #23r5u78 the parks appliance and these agrooments follow the form of standard partnerships between the department and private entities when we partner with inprivate sector for capital projects. i want to emphasize that everything in these agreements is addative to the
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regular department practiceess around capital projects. all sth projects will come to commission for approval of the concept design, the award of any contract that contains public funding and in addition at request of the capital committee the department will provide twice a year updates on the initiative so you can track the progress. the commission will see expenditures through the cost estimate that come with concept design, tracked award approval and through the mupthly financial support from the capital division. that is where we are. i hope you approve these items and i am happy to answer questions. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> do we have public comment on this item? come on up. >> good morning mpt rachel norman ceo of the san francisco parks alliance and thrilled to
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ask you to approve these fwo items. this marks a huge step forward for us as a organization, for our relationship with the department and for kids in san francisco most porntsly. if we are able to raise all the funds we hope to raise to renovate all these playgrounds, 20,000 children will have a new updated play space in their neighborhoodss kwr we will have eliminating the problematic wood from play spaces in san francisco so i think it really is a very worthy project, it is really exciting for us and the next step for us in our evolution as a organization. i want to just note there were question raised at capital committee and want to be clear we respect your need to have oversight over the bonds funds and see this as a partnership and philanthropic endeavor to expand the reach of those public dollars. i think the changes made in the agreement
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since the capital committee reflect the concerns and will add additional transparency as requested. gym the board chair at the capical committee wasn't able to be here today but spoke in support and our board is unanimously in support of this initiative and think it will be a great think for san francisco for us and for you so urge you to-thank you. >> thank you. commissioner low. >> before we do that is there any other public comment on this iletm? >> seeing none public comment is closed. >> commissioner low. >> i just want to thank the department on and particularly lisa bran stn on enduring sessions of drafting and redrafting the mou. it is maybe something lawyers enjoy but not those responsible for fundraising. it does address
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the concerns we raised at the capital committee particularly around reporting and accountability and believe this agreement does reflect the concerns addressed and raised at the capital committee. i did review nancy werefulls e-mail that came in yesterday which really was parallel concerns on reporting and accountability and those are adequately addressed in these agreements. >> keep going. [laughter]. >> was it the lawyers comment you didn't like? >> does he need the chairs permission? >> nancy waterfolds e-mail and it already addressed and think the revised agreement in her e-mail so think this is reflective of reporting accountability and the status reports that will come to the
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capital committee every 6 months, so i think this is adequately addressed and is in the form for approval. i also want to see my fellow commissioner mcdonnell who wants to speak and want to acknowledge he put a lot of work in into the failing playgrounds initiative and commissioner harrison and that work will come into fruition as the public bond money for tier one are prioritized and come online first and see the failer playgrounds fixed soon. >> thank you. commissioner mcdonnell. >> thank you. thank you so much. i want to add my thanks to lisa and staff and rachel and team at parks alliance and then most especially the members of the communethy who participated in the failing playgrounds task force. one of the most encouraging elements of the process i was fortunate to participate in, was how
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actively our community who are coowners of these spaces that we are looking to invest in engage in the process and really exciting that we are able to begin to fulfill against at least implied if not explicit promises of making the investments so this is a exciting moment to move this project forward. thank you. with that i move approval 6789 >> second. >> before i call the roll i want to add my congratulations to staff and park alliance and particularly comment that there has been a long journey to try and solidify one park partner and to make that partner as good as it can be and i want to congratulate the alliance on their board and staff selections because i think they raised the bar to a level that
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the philanthropic community can look with great confidence at their ability to deliver and can look to the staff for their ability to design and construct, so kudos to everybody and with that it is moved and seconded. all in favor. >> aye. >> hearing no opposition so moved. >> we are on item 8, the annual capital plan for fy 2018. good morning commissions. i'm here to talk about the annual
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capital expenditure plan. for a long time there was a practice holding a annual capital fair. that fair was poorly attended and we have taken this opportunity in the resurrection of this requirement to have a annual capital expenditure plan and hope to start not just once a year conversation. i hope we can celebrate what has been a extraordinary decades worth of work and that we also start ongoing conversation that my hope is over the next year in particular to start using capital committees and opportunities to talk on more deeply about specific topics relevant to the way we deliver our capital projects with a eye towards general obligation bond planning. with that i want to make today the start of that
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conversation. this is a unusual timeline that i have on the screen. it isn't included with the chart but talked about it at prosac. this shows the investzment in san francisco parks since 958 with focus on general obligation bonds. as you look back the dark green circles represent bonds that passed and the lighter green represent bond that were pulled together but never paz passed by voters. back at 1958 you see the amount och investment adopted by the voters and invested in the park system was pretty minimal. we have a small bond for $15 million in
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1959 for the palace of fine arts. and is a $37 million bond-these are todays dollars for park irrigation. general bond for $38 million in 1987 for rec park and focused on golden gate park in particular. in the 70's or the late 60's a effort to pull together something for parks. four efforts all of which failed. i think there is a important story to be told about the importance of planning and account #7b89. prior to the adoption of 10 year captop plan. if you have money and resources you can go to ballot. it resulted in a hap haders how we made investments. the result is for 50 years we barely had anything. that
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resulted in most of the facilities particularly the buildings came online in the early 50 and so you saw the aging out of the system without a replacement plan. that need build up to the point that then parks council and many other parks advocates feeling there was a crisis for the quality of our facilities did initiate a bond in 2000 and that was $110 million general obligation bonds for parks and no other restriction accept the funds shouldn't be spent in golden gate park. that is the first investment in 50 years. there wasn't a planning capital division at rec park so that proposal was pulled together through the democratic process largely driben by squeaky wheel planning and resulted in a spectacular mismatch of expectations what was
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delivered. we were able to leverage another $3 hundred million in other funding sources against the $110 million bond it left many people a bad feeling about our audibility because we praumentsed the park sestm would be renovated with that one general obligation bond. in 2006 two things happened, there is a 10 year capital plan put forward by the city which begins to sequence a series of general obligation bon to meet the needs so the needs drive the proposal rather than where with all. at the same time, the rec and park department created a planning and capital division. they were separate and i became the department first planning director which is tarifying to me given we are the largest land owner in san franciscoment we created the
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planning unit and the city adopted a 10 year capital plan and made the clean and safe neighborhood parks bond the first project of the 10 year plan. since thatd time, our bonds have passed at huge levels. actually not just within rec and park but the city as a whole. we have seen the passive of more go bond in the prior decades since and major investment not just in parks but public health and public safety. i think it is a important story and this can the bed rock of that 10 year plan and our own bond planning is a lot of careful dulibative planning and expectations we create during the planning of the projects and during the campaign and attending to the dlivy of those projects making sure that the expectations established in the public whether through task force like
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the playground task force or bond planning process those are clearly spelled out, that agreements are articulated and we monitor the implementitation of the promises. we continued to do that and now have over $300 million in investment we continue to manage and now we look towards 2018 as the placeholder for the next general obligation bond. that being said, the plan is flexible, it 10 year plan and we do expect there to be conversation whether the bond occurs in 2018 or 19 to accommodate other needs. i look flward working with you over the next year to talk about what that process will look like. revisit the lesson learned of what worked for us in the 2008 and 2012 delivery and how to roll the successs in the next plan and learn lesson particularly around cost
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escalation and budget practices to make sure we are wem prepared to meet public expectations. these are just before and after to show the transformations we have beenable to make using our bond program. this is joe demauz row playground, before. this is after. this is chinese recreation center. >> dawn, can you speak into the mic. >> sure. the other important thing that doesn't get discussed about our portfolio works is this a chart that shows all the projects completed in the past decade and it is over 450 project said. they range in size from the extremely tiny to our largest projecttened to top at about $25 million. the $30 million in the marina the
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largest and chinese rec are about $20 million. 80 percent of the projects are under 2 $2 and a half million dollar. the quhalg is unlike large project which you have all the same problems but less flexibility about how to respond and think that requires the different administrative strategy how to dliv the praunlects and aults as we move forward and think how we build budgets and manage them, more conservative approach you may need if you manage a portfolio of $30 million projects. as we look at the past decade of work we look over a billion dollars of investment made and this include again some of the larger investments. things like the zoo for example.
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projects that are not-under our jurisdiction but not administered by us. ovwellming the money comes from the go bond program. one thing that dif rirchiates the rec park capital program from others is the amount to which we use private philanthropy and grants to help support our work. so, i think katey presented at the capital committee for this years submission for the budget. it is over $15 million and continuing to focus on differed maintenance and differ maintenance needs we haven't been able to address in the capital program. like forestry and court resurfacing and irrigation improvement. future years i think these streams of decision making will be merged
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and this was our first run this year and our deadlines were out of sync and hope we will produce a more formal glossy report for submission to the board of supervisors as the charter requires in mid-january but this data will be included as part of that. with that, happy to answer questions. >> do we have public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> commissioner harrison. >> yes, dawn i have been around a long time and lived through most of what you reported on. >> yeah. >> and i am astounded all those years prior to your coming on and creating this division- >> you created the division and hired me. >> you put it together and made it a breathejug living thing and absolutely great. i'm very impressed. thank you very
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much. your staff and you putting that together, we are lodge clael using our money. now. correctly. >> yes. >> i really appreciate it and thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. commissioner harrison the senior member the commission? >> i think-- >> she was around in this day and age as well. >> through this whole process of- >> maybe the same time did you come at the same time? i think so. >> i was talking about prior years when i was working- >> he does have seen orty, doesn't he? >> thank you. >> if i can thank the commission. i have [inaudible] capital programs and think a great thing about the rec park commission is the fact there has been real ownership of principles and that partnership
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has made our jobs infinitely easier as we troy to do the smart thing over the long term and balancing against the crush of current day relentless interest we face so i think that partnership is very important and look forward continue toog build on it in the coming year. >> thank you. with that, i believe there was no public comment. we will entertain a motion to approve. >> so movaled. >> second. >> moved and seconded. all in favor. >> aye. >> so moved. >> we are now on item 9, general public comment continued. anyone who would like to make general public comment who didn't comment under item 4? being none, this item is closed. 10 is new business agenda setting. any public comment? public comment is closed. commissioners, any comments? >> none.
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>> 11 communications, any public comment? being none, this item is closed so we are on 12, adjournment. >> so movaled. >> second. >> moved and seconded. all in favor? >> aye. >> so moved, thank you very much. [meeting adjourned]
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