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>> >> >> the city of san francisco, sfgov tv meeting of the board
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of supervisors rules committee occurring wednesday, march 22, 2017 will begin shortly. >>
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>>[gavel] >> good afternoon everyone. this meeting will come to order. welcome to the march 22 2000 something regular meeting of the rules committee. my name is super supervisor safai chairman of the committee did to my right is vice chairman sandy fewer and to my left is supervisor norman chinese. our clerk is derek evans also like to thank phil jackson and jesse larson at sfgov tv for stepping this meeting. mr. clerk any announcements? >> yes please silence all electronic devices eating and
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drinking is not permitted in the gallery the please provide any doctrines in the legislative file to be submitted to the clerk. items acted on today will be around march 28, 2017 supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated >> thank you mr. cook it please: number one >> item 1 hearing consider appointing one of her term ending june 6, 2018 to the immigrant rights commission. there are two seats and one applicant. >> thank you mr. clerk. [inaudible] applied for seat find 11. seat one and five and five that's baking and is applying for those seats. so mr. clerk, as lessors any comments were announcements for my committee members will go ahead and call ms. roy to come to present and we can ask questions. >> supervisors safai, fewer,
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yee my name is angela wooley animate immigrate from chile. i been living in san francisco for close to 10 years. like many immigrants before me i came to san francisco in hopes of better opportunities. lightwave was to attend uc berkeley which after many trials and tribulations and low-wage jobs i was able to do. i graduated with a political science degree from uc berkeley. since then i've worked leading political campaigns locally and also try to take a you should role in my committee. currently the president of the san francisco young democrats which the largest chapter of democrats in the state. when i first orders of business has been to open the organization for noncitizens, including immigrants, holding different type of visas, and [inaudible]
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immigrants. currently, that policy has been discussed statewide demo which really makes me proud. it's been my dream to apply to the commission since i was a student at berkeley did i been attending meetings regularly since 2013. i have also done a lot of work in the immigrant community. i started teaching literature and spanish at the college of san francisco and then moved on to doing the productive rights work to california rights for reproductive justice, and also with the aclu,, dictating or teaching know your rights workshops to immigrants as well as advocating for the [inaudible] drivers license if it appointed to the commission i'm hoping to bring my enthusiasm and dedication to the community to the commission i also have a log of communication skills and a lot of contacts in the community, which i hope to utilize not only to promote the work that
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immigrant rights commission is doing, but also to bring more people and more diverse immigrant communities into the fold. thank you. >> thank you ms. roy. let's hear from our committee members. supervisor fewer any questions or comments? okay supervisor yee >> yes just a quick question. i'm just curious, like when you were a student what actually sparked your interest to be on this commission? >> when i was in college-i mean i've always been passionate about politics. but i really wanted to do was to become an integral part of the community of my city, san francisco. it was in that attempt to try to get back that made me want to apply to the commission and to become involved in all the organizations i have.
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>> okay. >> great. thank you ms. roy. i don't think there's any of the questions from our committee members. there's two seats, one applicant. looking at your resume and knowing your background i think you are imminently qualified to hold the position. i think it's great for commission to of someone that has a perspective all the way from their years in undergraduate assuming they were shooting towards-i think that makes it special for you and for our city. so i appreciate that. so if there are no further comments from the commissioners, is there anyone the way to have public comment on this item? speakers have 2 min. clearly, state your name and speak directly into the microphone for maybe the copy the document for the official file but these, went up to the right if there's any speakers on this item. thank you. >> good afternoon supervised
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my name is roscoe maps. i have had the privilege and honor of knowing angela and working closely with her for a while now. i met her about three years ago and i think anyone who's ever worked with her immediately is drawn to her spirit for life. her energy is extraordinary. when i first met her, i wonder where it came from and after hearing her immigrant story, i knew that it was special. she had a determination, drive a resilience and i believe on this commission she will carry all those characteristics with her. i think shall serve us very well and i just thank you so much not only for your work, with immigration rights, but also considering her for this opportunity. think you very much. >> thank you. and your members
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alike to testify on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> can i make a motion? >> yes, please >> i make a motion we accept angela roy as applicant for the emergent rights commission. >> foresee? >> seat-i would say seat number one >> okay. >> i'm more than one to support her dreams from college days. >> exactly. i know her accomplishments of fully confidential do a great job. >> jacuzzi with positive recommendation >> positive recommendation >> thank you. so there's a motion that doesn't need a second without objection this item is approved. congratulations ms. roy. >>[gavel] he was please, call
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the next next item >> item number to appoint two members terms ending march 1, 2022 the in-home supportive services public authority. there's two seats, two applicants >> thank you mr. clerk. messrs. initial comments from the committee, let's hear from our applicant mr.-yes mr. mike boyd and easy macarthur. if you would please come forward and addressed the committee?you can adjust one at the time >> good afternoon supervisors. supervisor fewer safai yee. hello. my name is daisy macarthur [inaudible] if you
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recall from last month i've been with the in-home support services for over 25 years. i have worked hard and diligently for senior citizens, the handicapped, and also the members could i service the tenderloin. i service north hill. i service mission. i serviced fillmore. bayview. i am all over. i have a passion for this paperwork may be because watching my mother coming up in the deep deep south how they would take care of the neighbors and how [inaudible] we would have to get buckets of water and do certain things and watch the bandages and everything. also, i have a passion because my sister was a medical doctor in new york city. i worked very hard for public authority and also for my members here in san
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francisco. there is not anything that is too high that i won't claim i can do and have help my fellow citizens and also my fellow members. i worked on time she changes. appeals. i go and visit them i have meetings once a month and when the registry gets there a full at public authority i will go in and i will get the job application that will take them around and place them in all the sros, the wanderings, the bodega stores. for anyone that has a passion for home care, to come in and sign up and take the classes and have their fingerprints done and get on board. i have been recognized for many years here at the board of supervisors. by many supervisors that have gone on in the past. from the state to the county, i worked on school
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boards from the state to the county. you know, that's about all i can say to you will, but i really believe have a passion for what i do. helping people. no matter what time of it is at night, told everybody, call me. i am constantly walking the street looking for the members, feeding the homeless, caring for the homeless, doing anything i can do to help out here in the city. so, thank you. >> thank you ms. macarthur. mr. boyd. >> michael boyd. i been on the advisory committee. i worked in special systems [inaudible] roberts worked for jerry brown for eight years in the largest disability organization in the
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world. after which he got a macarthur genius fellowship could he was inducted into the california hall of fame and this will be the sixth year that had the state hold a in his honor at roberts state january 23. he was paralyzed by polio and for 45 years he made the joke, he said i think walking is highly overrated i have not walked in 45 years. i took his one-of-a-kind 1970 wheelchair to the smithsonian and spoke at a memorial ceremony at the office building . berkeley honored tom bates and loni hancock this year. fred roberts day because they were his next door neighbors and even very well. but because
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san francisco is kind of a nursing home city, he was never allowed into san francisco. no one knows who he is. no one in the house storm and or in-home supportive services as celebrated his state holiday. i have some information here. a woman named diana carson has publish a children's book about ed roberts. the martin luther king of disability that i hope to get through the board of education. one of his closest friends patrick conley now deceased, go straight in the book. but, berkeley is most sophisticated city in the world for people with disabilities. it's the highest per capita city in the entire world. san francisco we used to say is 25
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years behind it it's really like 40 years behind. every bureaucrat in san francisco has a nursing home mentality. when at roberts was a teenager he spent two years in a nursing home and was the most horrible experience of his life. he spent the rest of his life destroying them nursing home monopoly and creative. california was the first home care state is the largest home care state now. their home care in every state in the union. he was called the martin luther king of disability when he died. he traveled internationally. he was called the mahatma gandhi of disability. he had federal contracts in 47 states and 27,000 disabled people having trained in his advanced as though the leadership. zero having trained in california. zero having trained in san francisco. 27,000 people having
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trained. anyhow, i'm returning to the in-home supportive services public authority advisory board and i have a couple of pieces of information here for the supervisors. i've already given them to supervisor safai. >> thank you. thank you mr. boyd. any questions from committee members for mr. boyd or ms. macarthur? seeing none, we will go to public comments. anyone from the public that like to comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> any additional comments or questions from colleagues? if
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not then i'll entertain a motion >> i will first of all to think most of both of them for serving on this important committee considering what's going on not only at the federal level but at the state level. something we need to push back on. so what i'd like to do is make a motion to recommend both mr. boyd >> one other thing to say it was a conference >> mr. boyd i'm sorry. >> otherwise would not have an opportunity to-mr. boyd and ms. macarthur, to be appointed to seat one and 12 respectively. with a positive recommendation to the full board. >> okay.. the motion is on the floor to send a positive recognition from this board for mr. boyd and ms. macarthur respectively. without objection, that item is approved. thank you. >>[gavel] >> congratulations mr. boyd
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and ms. macarthur and thank you for your continued service. it's very important. mr. clerk, please call next item >> item number three hearing to consider pointing to members terms ending february 23, 2019 to the citizens committee on community development. to see into applicants. >> great. thank you. messrs. initial comments from my colleagues on the committee let's hear from our first applicants. is ms. emma kelsey here? please, come forward and addressed the committee. >> good afternoon. my name is emma kelsey and the like to thank you for your consideration of my application for a seat on the citizens community committee on community about i grew up in the area in san francisco last summer. after i moved here i began to look for opportunities to get involved in my community and in particular to advocate for the interests of low income
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and disadvantage san franciscans. while housing policy is a new area for me, my educational and work background is in poverty alleviation and economic development. earlier work at [inaudible] a financial services company committed to extending credit to individuals were otherwise unable to access safe and affordable credit. in helping them to improve their financial health. i've a masters degree in policy from stanford and prior to moving back to the bay area managed for assistant grants at the us department of state. while i live in dc i also volunteered with spanish-speaking immigrant communities teaching daily words english and volunteering at the employment justice center to help workers access to legal services. through these experiences i found out workers rights protections in financial services are important tools for assisting low income populations without stable affordable housing, and accessible community services,
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individuals and families are still in a very precarious situation. one area that is particularly close to home is the result [inaudible] project the resident at potrero hill, seen how isolated the potrero terrace and annex are from the rest of the community. as construction has just begun on project x i'd like to ensure the community continues to be insulted and abused project x as a learning opportunity for the rest of the development. i would like to see the residence of potrero terrace and annex are better integrated into the rest of the neighborhood that have better access to educational employment and health services. i'm also interested in sharing that there's increased supply of affordable family housing that's missing middle housing in the city. were to benefit low and middle income communities. also, people of my generation start families were able to stay and live in economically and racially diverse neighborhoods. while i was unable to attend the
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committee meeting-the first meeting of the year was canceled yesterday-on equal to begin participating thank you for consideration >> thank you ms. keller. the next individual wheel call is mr. clint loughlin. >> good afternoon supervisors. think with opportunity to be here today. to discuss my qualification to continue to serve on the citizens committee on community development that you make offer my application, over 25-can you hear me? for 25 years of experience in formal housing development community developed the social services can be developed economic development and urban plan. currently the senior development program manager the oakland housing authority managing the financing and development award-winning affordable residential and mixed use project and include special needs housing for the homeless. developing the
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disabled, persons with hiv aids for those with mental health issues etc. expense includes working with numerous local state and federal funding sources such as the community give him and block grant program. home, emergency shelter grants, housing opportunities for persons with aids. fema adult services act section 8 and others. i funded and finance projects to include emergency shelters for men, women and entire families transitional housing, to permanent supportive housing in addition we have funded programs that include social services economic development adult and youth employment location assistance and for housing. i've managed division program and project budgets and conducted programmatic and financial audits for nonprofits in compliance with hud and local requirements. i've also managed amenity processes for community and a, to moment activities and served as a staff to city council appointed citizens advisory commission planning commissions. listen of additional leadership activities activities is provided in my application i served on the ccd for about two
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years now and i believe that my experience coupled with my education and focus on finance and strategy and public and nonprofit management has provided me with the tools to contribute to the goals of the city and helping the disadvantaged. we honor to continue to serve on the committee i thank you for your consideration. >> thank you mr. laughlin. any questions for ms. kelsey or mr. lockman >> i do have a question. >> supervisor fewer >> in light of migration of african american population and in light of the challenges that we have had for african-american residents to access some of the great wealth is coming to san francisco, what are some ideas you have to build an economic base for african-american community here in san francisco? >> good question. education is one most important things
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because as our jobs continue to get more more sophisticated that will be a key component of what we do here as a city. if we can do that with a ccd that would be great. i think that working to develop affordable housing to execute people in san francisco i think would be another great opportunity in providing jobs for people i think be a huge challenge. >> thank you. >> supervisor yee >> one more. >> go-ahead supervisor fewer. >> one area i'm interested in particular is financial services and affordable housing. i believe without both it's difficult for people to maintain stability and stay in the city which as pinots extremely expensive and becoming increasingly unequal. so i would like to see increased counseling services available for people to better have better knowledge of how to access a for the housing and also how to be improving their financial health. >> thank you.
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>> supervisor yee >> so mr. lofton in.first book of how long have even serving on this? >> two years >> you seem like a real busy guy. have you been able to make the meetings? >> yes i have. >> always a good time. i'm just curious in the two years what you think you have had the biggest impact on in terms of some of accomplishments with moving the committee? >> in the last two years i think that it's on the most valuable for me is the committee a reach when we go into the community have these meetings and get to hear from the individuals in the community for example i get one in the castro grime the seniors got their input and think that's really important to hear directly from the people who are
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recipient of the funds. i think that's the kind of stuff that's important and bring that back to the community. >> in the next few years, what would you hope to-what is the one thing they really want to make sure that i can like to see get done >> i think the biggest challenge for the next few years, four years probably, is the federal budget what that's going to have in terms of its impact on cbd g and etc. i think trying to find ways to utilize that as efficiently as possible, whatever it is-whatever comes out of the budget from the administration i can be the biggest challenge. >> thank you. >> i the question. any other questions? ms. kelsey, >> so you mentioned you would like to try to get more connected housing to people
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with disabilities. i'm just curious, what are you i know you rattled off things [inaudible] but can you get a bit more specific about some of your own personal ordinances to make you qualified for this particular committee in regards to community development? >> yes absolutely. as i mentioned housing policy is new for me but working with underserved and low income people is not. for instance, in my current job at--one of my roles is managing our social impact for credit card program. what were interested in doing is helping our customers to improve their financial health. with goals from improving credit scores and trying to get them to change their behavior around that. then in my
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experience i worked quite closely with immigrant communities. working with workers who have been wrongfully terminated, working on those kinds of issues. i think both of these experiences have really enlightened me to the instability that these people face. because of that, i've also been difficult it is to ask a stable and a formal housing and that is when the primary areas barriers for people in terms of improving their own economic and social situation could >> i know you mentioned that not had a chance to ever attend a meeting. hopefully, he read some documents were got online to see what the committee has done in the past few years. if you have, i mean, what do you-what makes you excited about what they've done in the last let's say, two years?
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>> yes. i think one thing that is interesting for me has been the oversight of the hunters view-hunters point and bayview construction. the work that the committee has done. i have read past committee meeting minutes and some of the recommendations for the 2016-2017 budget. i think also in a document one area particularly interested me were the goals around financial health because that is something i do have subject matter knowledge in. in particular, was interested to see that some of the goals around for example increasing credit scores, that sort of thing with the alliance with my personal experience and knowledge that if you like toby will to contribute to. >> thank you very much. can i have some-is brian who is here equipped person to ask. i mean
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how many members on this committee? don't get it with this chart. >> yes [inaudible]. it's a nine-member committee could we have five members pointed by the mayor and four members appointed by the board. >> i guess what i'm seeing here is the for the board has. >> right. each of the four board seats are staggered so to caesar up this year and the other two seats are up next year. they're all two-year terms. >> can you just don't put you on the spot but who are the other five? just curious >> sure. so currently the composition we have five mayoral appointees in case you're familiar with any of them, [inaudible] riley some
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you may be familiar with her longtime connection with china township park vocal peer who's been active with groups such as payback and a consultant focusing on program evaluation. linda chavez-who is i [inaudible] at the walter [inaudible] fund megan laura, was a pastor on the west side and active in homeless and lgbt issues. and most recently, is diana cruise, who is an attorney with morrison and foerster. then, on the board appointees the other two appointees, one is peter cohen who as you knows a staff with accounts of community housing organizations and the coal pan, who is active in the contracting field and was formally with mission hiring hall. >> okay. this helps because when the reason i ask is i'm looking for balance and i think that you two candidates we have
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would certainly feed into the balance. >> i just want to bring mr. lofton back up for one more question. so, just this past friday pres. trump and his administration announced they were discussing the elimination of the cbd cbd g barlow. can you talk a look at how you think that's going to affect san francisco and what some your thoughts are on that and strategies you might have to do with that because in my opinion i think would be devastating to our city and any other city in the country. >> yes i agree it will be dennis devastating for a lot of cities throughout the country and am hopeful there sufficient support at the local level that aspect of his budget will not be implemented. i think if that were the case, i would hope that he would look at other sources such as his proposed infrastructure i guess billion
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dollars in infrastructure will be able to take some of the pressure off of local communities. so i think that's what the huge challenge. i'm hopeful it will not go away. >> thank you. ms. kelsey? >> i'm also hopeful the proposed budget is not the final iteration that will end up with. but in the case that it is, i believe that the city of san francisco should seek other sources of funding obviously [inaudible] will be very constrained but you would be necessary to continue vital services and building of affordable housing. >> thank you ms. coke colleagues, any other questions for the applicants? seeing none, let's go to public comments. any members of the public would like to testify on item number three? seeing none, public comment is closed.
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>>[gavel] >> any additional comments, colleagues or questions? if there is and can i entertain the is there a motion? >> yes i moved to-sorry approved both these applicants for the positive recognition >> great. supervisor yee >> [inaudible] earth shattering >> okay. positive recognition to a need to save the seeds equipped any particular seats >> we do have mr. clinton and lofton was currently in c2. so the proceeds one and two respectively. two and one. >> [inaudible] >> mr. lofton for see number two and, kelsey for seat number one. >> with a positive
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recommendation. see no objections that motion is moved and approved. congratulations. ms. kelsey and mr. lofton. >>[gavel] >> mr. clerk, be please ask item >> item number for a hearing appointing one member for a one-year term ending august 31 to the canada state legalization task force. there's one seat and five applicants. >> thank you mr. clerk. unless there's an initial comments from the committee members, let's hear from our first applicant ms. tamara moritz. would you please come forward and addressed the committee? >> hello. supervisors. thank you for having me here. before i begin i just want to say there's a mistake on the application and i actually have been to task force meetings, well one that's one more than
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zero. my name is tamara moritz and am applying to fill seat number 22 on the san francisco cannabis passports before i got into why wannabes are and why a believe him a good candidate for the test was a little you look about my background relationship with cannabis. i was born and raised in israel most if not the most important rest of countries when it comes to canada state that israel was when the first first countries the world to legalize medical cannabis 1992. four years before california did in 1996. this mentality was run by for the first half of my life. i feel we then moved to irvine when the most conservative cities in california restaurant had to address being surrounded by a vastly different mentality could this allow me to gain exposure and understand the various organizations for an against medical and recreational cannabis seen the
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effects of overstretching and criminalization for the portion my youth bring a sold sense of social injustice from the get go. business will actually did very presentations on legalization and decriminalization of cannabis to because was not as particular passion about want to build a better awareness around. up to six months ago the majority of my professional career has been dedicated to [inaudible] analytics data cross various industries it was most natural moved to join my company [inaudible] intellects retail sales tracking company for the cannabis organization [inaudible] just that you understand this was an opportunistic move, i am working for start up in the canada space and could easily working half the time in almost any other job. i'm here because i'm passionate about this industry been a passion of helping it grow correctly it unpatched about correcting the injustice in this industry but creating opportunities for those who deserve it but don't have the means to two years of injustice and a believe my background and access to literally hundreds of millions of data points may be a valuable asset to the task for scripture, [inaudible] i can provide multiple perspectives. having lived is run by the entire gamut of opinions on campus could have literally heard every argument for and
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against it. i also represent the millennial text community since that's exactly what i am exactly all my friends are not to be able to [inaudible] back to the test was not just my friends but from various tech community events i regulate and exposed to. in addition to all the cannabis events and committees currently actively involved in. finally, the number is much in this industry, whose only six months ago that i wasn't and consumer member having the mentality of someone who wasn't in the industry which is a perceptive uglies important to have. that's what i could bring to the table from a data perspective, a committee collects retail sales transactions from dispensaries aggregates and sells the data to brands lawyers legislators and other interested parties in the state. i can show you the exact sale of recreational versus medical habit and categories are doing even with those consumers are bowing down to the date you been able to measure these facts and trends
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can give us insight and how we choose to shape our recommendations on the passport. understanding the effects of the recreational market or have on the city and existing medical market and in fact we've even been able to assess the legislative change in both oregon or gone and color whether or not i'm selected to be on the task was a believe our data can submit in the effective useful to task force will continue to offer my service throughout the year and the object you're sitting here to oversee and be a part of the new wave of cannabis. we won michigan laws and regulations from the plant are in length of fairly correctly in a way that benefits people in the industry to people that want to be in the industry our communities city state and more. i believe that i am the data that should be part of that. >> thank you. any questions for ms. moritz colleagues? seeing none, let's go to our next applicants. mr. robert --i hope i said that right. you have 2 min. >> thank you. thank you for
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having me. i'm very humbled and thankful to be here in front of you guys speaking today to have this opportunity. to give you guys a little good background on myself, i am a business owner in the cannabis industry, students and i have participated in almost every single part of this industry from retail, manufacturing, and all the way to cultivation and have also performed the role of a consultant. as far as my lens in this industry goes from oncoming added as not only again as a business owner am a small business owner but coming at it from somebody who comes from a community that was impacted by the war on drugs. so that heavily influences my outlook on the subject. as far
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as my goals, if i am appointed, social justice again would be a huge part of it. training and preparing people from disenfranchised committees to be business owners as well as skilled workers in this industry . directing tax revenues to public education and afterschool programs that are currently under attack by the federal government. i also do believe that such programs could help in drug education must specifically scientifically-based evidence for cannabis. educating parents as well as the kids to reduce the exposure to minors. along with this regulations, regarding [inaudible] advertising could also reduce
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exposure to minors. providing communities with autonomy in regards to cannabis businesses in the communities are reaching out to communities, affected by the war on drugs to already existing organizations that are working in this communities in order to open take part and have their voices heard and again, assist in job and entrepreneurial readiness and youth prevention. it protects small businesses and assist in structure and ring a unique outlook on how these businesses are structured. employee protections and occupational safety and just overall to finish, even good steward to the city of san francisco and hopefully taking this experience elsewhere preps back home to hawaii one day. thank you. >> thank you. any questions for
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mr.--. click supervisor yee >> so, robert, i one*question for candidates and later on for tomorrow to later on insert it. do you believe that the industry should have unlimited access to opening as many retail storefronts as they want? >> i do believe that there should be a cap on the amount of retail businesses in san francisco. however, i do think that again communities should have essay, a strong say in where these businesses establish themselves. i also think that there should be-the repetitions for this already but strong rules regarding these
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businesses regarding zoning to correctly place them in the first days. >> thank you. >> any other questions? seeing none, thank you very much robert. we will call the next person. evan tenenbaum if you are present please, come forward and addressed the committee. >> hello. supervised. thank you for having my name is evan tenenbaum. i'm the ceo and founder of prize brands to cannabis distribution company did they keep your time and for the opportunity to serve this great city. i like to provide you with some brief context that's why i'm applying for the seat in san francisco.
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glutinous ingram micro and pencil of here my mother was born here and was determined to raise the as a san francisco child. why ended up landing in san mateo by mother is the leader in the dioceses prevented by father worked on tv for over 20 years. i've easily grew up in the city. -internship at [inaudible] radio and eventually was able to live here for three years before foreplay getting priced out having to move to the east bay a few years ago. i love the city with all my heart and my dream my aspiration is to base my business here to get on here and to raise my family here. what's the cannabis industry take off over the last decade and in its wake i've witnessed cities and counties with opportunities to structure the
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cannabis policies and such waiver will create greater opportunities for thousands other community members. san francisco has unique opportunity to learn from these other cities successes and missteps and am thrilled and humbled by the chancellor impacted her at such a crucial time. i think the passports has already done a fantastic job with the previous recommendations. i also believe my expense within the cannabis industry has allowed me a fairly unique viewpoint with [inaudible] across the ecosystem every day on the opportunity to work with cultivators, extractors just to bidders, dispensaries, delivery driver software platforms and beyond. all of this has really shown to me just how the vast majority of the small business owners are hungry for smart policy and regulations good yes, we are increasingly an industry of suits but we are also community of idealists. i speak with people everyday who are eager to find a city that will tax them fairly and spend those funds on education career, neighborhood safety and support of low income. i believe encouraging corporate responsibility in the best local present believe in supporting small businesses and i believe in providing extra sport to entrepreneurs for underserved populations. i look forward to serving the city. thank you for your time. thank
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you. >> thank you. any questions for mr. tenenbaum? >> i'm sorry did you guess my question? >> not yet but am happy to. i believe there should be a specific cap but i do believe the smart zoning regulations you can limit the number of retail operations. as will think it's important to note that while there's a focus on retail operations is a huge opportunity on the nonretail aspects of the cannabis industry which the city could specifically benefit from. >> thank you >> any other questions? let's call up the next speaker, mr. chrisman bowers. >> good afternoon supervisors. ms. kristin bowers and it's great to introduce myself to you or a member of your staff over the past few days. as you know i'm applying for seat 22
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of the canada state the causation task force. i hope you will at least consider my application in the comments for the record as to appoint a successor. i will start by briefly just how you about myself. was born and raised here in california. i two wonderful parents by dad is a rabbi and my mom is a small business owner. i'm the youngest of seven siblings and i still no idea why my parents had that many children. and i would like to save my child it was pretty unique for two reasons. the first is, when i was young i spent every free moment i had in my mom's legal office helping folks were being evicted were needed to file for bankruptcy or in many cases trying to get their records expunged. so i have first-hand experience on how policy impacts people as it pertains to the law. the second is because of the youngest director in the director for president obama's reelection
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campaign i was managing most important region in ohio and i was 18 years old. so i've seen firsthand how can ease organizing and engagement worked particularly as it relates to young folks and ensuring they have a seat at the table. i also have not so fond memories of my childhood with my family has seen the first-hand effects and consequences of the failed war on drugs in one of my brothers and my cousins have been incarcerated for drug possession. that's one of the reasons i'm such a huge proponent of criminal justice reform in i care so much about equity especially as relates to marijuana legalization could that's why i was related to [inaudible] of proposition 64 on behalf of the drug policy alliance last year. our community engagement efforts that only helped get us to this point where we are discussing implementation of legalization but also allowed us to educate and engage the lineal communities, communities of color, and those were formerly
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incarcerated. all that to say, as young person i would be bringing all of that personal work experience and perspective to the seat. if appointed to the seat, i believe i would be the only african-american and one of a couple people of color serving the cannabis task force. that's important to note because as we know, the war on drugs has been a war on peoples of color. it's important that our voices be heard and prioritized as local regulations are formulated. if appointed i would like to hope that has forced thing about the approximate $500 million annually that the state had and that's going to the state youth education prevention and treatment fun. i would like to advocate for the creation of a community task force in an advisory group that will allow us to prioritize hitting our community-based organizations here in san francisco 80 at
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that statewide lawmaking process to ensure that we have access to some of those funds. i also leave very interested in prioritizing or ensuring local license equity as we roll out rules for legalization. i believe i am qualified candidate for the apartment to see 22 and am happy to answer any questions that you have. thank you. actually i would answer your question. i do think that that should be a process for the community is involved in obviously. but i will say this. there is a path. i think it should not look like places where like in la, where i think it was a cap of 12 dispensaries and they all went to essentially, the old boys club. which were cannabis
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dispensaries owned by white folks and so when we think about equity and ensuring access if there's a captain should be some thought process into ensuring there is a diverse group of folks who have access to the mark. >> thank you >> any other questions? great. thank you mr. bowers could i will call up the next individual, individual,stephen-- >> hello. supervisor. thank you for considering my name is stephen-i did perceive 22 on the chemist has for all give you a little background i've held nearly every position from delivery driver consultant tremor team manager cultivation manager and seen the downfalls of the cannabis in the street as it is now good we have unsafe working conditions. very few regulations for workers.
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very [inaudible] and is a member of the task force i would like to make recommendations to try to help you get this strongly affects our youth and particularly drawn to the cannabis industry and i see it as a strong opportunity to empower our youth are young people could i see the seat as having really two main purposes. as a young person on the task force, i think it's pretty important that we limit exposure to people who are under 18 while this income people over 21 try to bring them into the cannabis industry. right now, as you know it's not a great time to be graduating college. it's can't talk for those i think the cannabis industry is a great opportunity for young people. a lot of people were graduating were involved in the cannabis industry a kind of already at risk that a lot of these people have prior
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convictions because of their involvement in the cannabis industry. a lot of minorities living in areas that are underserved and i think it's important we address these issues and just try to pull our young people into the cannabis industry and make it as safe and regulated as possible. our industry. much welcomes regulation. it's been a lack of regulation that has really made our industry unsafe and unstable. so as a member of the task force, i would take strong recommendations to make the industry much more regulated than it is now and protect our workers. to let your question about neighborhoods and communities, it would be my recommendation to leave the licensing pretty similar to how it is not it seems like it's working well where dispensaries , have the opportunity to open it as a community backlash.
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they have an opportunity to voice their opinion that seems to work very well now so i would push for framework or a similar to how it is now where communities ultimately, hold the decision whether or not dispensaries will be allowed in their community. i would stress the importance that retail stores are sometimes the safer option. people in these committees are going to have access to the medicine they're going to get it through delivery with two other means which may not be as safe as a dispensary retail.. i hope that answers your question. >> thank you very much >> any other questions? any members of the public that would like to speak on this item? supervisor yee >> can we have the first speaker come back up.
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>> okay. you do have some questions. tomorrow, would you please come forward and addressed the question on- >> sure. i agree with most of the answers that are been stated that there should not necessarily a cap but absolutely there should be zoning restrictions that think that if we let capitalism progress as it usually does that on hurley and capping how many dispensaries there are per neighborhood or for city community. but-yes >> great. thank you. so any members of the public that wish to comment on item number four please lineup. state your name you have 2 min. >> hello. my name is nina parks. i am, one, i'm a person who was born and raised in san francisco. two, i worked in nonprofit afterschool program for a long time and currently, now running a cannabis delivery. so i've been very involved in
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the task force as a business owner. so [inaudible] formally held that seat and she and i have been working closely on things regarding community benefit agreements and what exactly that looks for san francisco. my organization that i cofounded [inaudible] women has been working closely with people in oakland having to do with what is equity look like for oakland and we got some amazing wins in the past month. but, just as some thinking points for you guys. they've you did a really amazing job of holding [inaudible] justice records like willie brady that fully support and she was really the only one in the task force besides of course the facilitator being able to echo what she has been sent to
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whoever fills that seat would definitely need to carry that work forward because i would hate to see that loss. thank you. >> thank you. any other members of the public village comment on item for? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> colleagues, any further questions or comments on this item? supervisor yee >> yes i want to thank all five applicants. it's when the situations again worry of all these qualified people and there's only one seat. i wish there were five seats. but there aren't and unfortunately, for other people not be moved forward and i'm hoping that their interests will continue even if they're not selected. hopefully, they will be considered in the future. >> thank you. supervisor fewer >> yes thank you. i want to echo what my colleague just said. i would encourage you to apply. there are many seats
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that are open that need to be come i think harvey appointed on august 31st 2017. there's position expires and so i would encourage you to actually apply for some of those positions because actually come i think many of you are qualified to old somebody seats. thank you. >> right. could thank you supervisor fewer. then there's this question of this task force was going to expire in august of this year but did not meet until little bit later so that they will go through the end of the year and then there's going to be a determination as to whether or not they will continue. so we are in communications with that committee and i think that would give the opportunity for further recommendations. i will say that i think that because this is a seat that is designed for younger adults,
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21-30-year-olds, it's exciting to see so many different applicants so many different people excited and i echo the sentiments of my colleagues here are really well qualified. the other thing that we have to consider as a body is the makeup of that body. that adversity on the body from all different perspectives. the experience that one brings to the body from the industry. so i think those are all the things that we are waiting today. so to any of my colleagues want to >> i move-i think like i said i think everyone of them would bring a different perspective and some overlapping perspectives. i think what's going to tell to me is the not only the number of recommendation letters that have come in but in particular the one recordation letter from
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the personal that holds the seat right now, daisy. recommended robert--. so i would like to move his moving for first week number till you for positive recommendation to the full board. >> second. >> great. so seen the motion from the floor for positive recommendation for mr. robert-- without objection, that is moved and approved. >>[gavel] >> congratulations and please, everyone that applied i know that your resumes are on file and will continue to look for you all to come back again for other opportunities. mr. cook, please call the next item number five >> item number five hearing to
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consider appointing one member for an indefinite term to the airport facilities naming advisory committee there's one seat to applicants >> thank you. we've one c to applicants. welcome mr. jeff silver and john martin. mr. silver, be please, just the community and speak on your qualifications? >> good afternoon supervise. thank you for the time. my name is jeff silver appeared i moved to san francisco five years ago. i was before that a public school teacher in new york city and a lawyer in new york city and moved out here to work in morrison and foerster law firm downtown in a work at running club which is on the online lending coming. i have something i try to get involved
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in the video is a teacher's aide at the city college course for adults with disabilities in job training and interview skills i run the social justice organization in my synagogue which is called the kitchen. i'm also based downtown. i read about this advisory committee and thought i would put my name for. i think it's important for the facilities at sfo reflect the values of our community. i don't have specific names but i would want to put forward but would seek input from people in our community boat names that i think people would've done a lot maybe been forgotten or don't have access to decision-makers in san francisco. i am very aware of the contribution; applicant so to speak and his record of service to the airport and city and i thank you for considering me alongside him. thank you. >> thank you. mr. martin? any questions. we would to questions after. >> john martin. supervisor i am
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i would be honored and happy to serve on the committee as you know i worked my career at the airport at 21 years has airport director so privilege to serve the san francisco in that way. i have a lot of knowledge about san francisco history as well as airport history i've always been involved in the committee always want to give back many years as a hospice volunteer, board member for larkin street fundraising for larkin street [inaudible] most recently leading a buddhist insight meditation group the upper market neighborhood. i will be happy to answer any questions. >> thank you mr. martin. colleagues, any questions for mr. silver or mr. martin? supervisor yee. okay. seeing no questions other any members of the public that would like to comment on item 5? i'm not going to call your name but you can come up and line up and speak in order.
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>> good afternoon honorable supervisors and staff. julie lind-head of the san mateo council. i'm the representing the best unites workforce at sfo am here today to speak in favor of john martens appointed to the airport facilities naming advisory committee. throughout his 35. mr. martin, which many incredible things. such accomplishments include after our reach to in partnership with the san mateo labor councils airport labor coalition institution of the airport quality standards program. [inaudible] there and living wages and living conditions for all service and security providers in sfo beginning in 1990 the current wage standard being 14.40 in our. he is also a leader in the industry for safety and security technology and practices including operating the first airline security package system in the world which is now the industry-standard and it sfo's operated by union workers. [inaudible] door-to-door van so many commercial buses serving the airport using clean four,
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creating a culture of health and wellness among all employees leading to sfo >> my name is one healthiest places to work by the san francisco business times providing unique guest services such as locally owned restaurants and retail stores many which are unionized, [inaudible] accredited our program at the museum. we in the labor community as i'm sure all in the broader community do as well enjoyed a very positive relationship with mr. martin during his years at sfo. was always open and honest in his communications willing to meet with us whenever he was needed and committed to the partnership we developed for the shared goal of continuously improving the airports both for the flying public and for those that serve on its daily work first. we value that relationship so greatly that upon his retirement last year we chose to honor him with the community ward at our annual banquet and i can think of none
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more qualified than mr. martin to serve on the airport facility naming advisory committee i strongly support his appointment. thank you >> thank you. >>[calling public comment cards] >> good afternoon supervisors. my name is--on behalf of the members and president of local two [inaudible] we strongly rip when john martin appointment could over the years, john has shown a real commitment to working men and women it san francisco airport and earned the respect and admiration of our members for his tireless efforts on their behalf. under his watch, working people were insured decent wages, real health care and job security. john martens legacy as an airport that truly mirrors our principles and values as a
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city. a reflection of who we are and what we stand for. as we work on visitors from around the globe. we can think of no appointment more appropriate in order to continue that legacy. it is our sincere hope that john martin be appointed was for. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon supervisors. i am [inaudible] secretary-treasurer of [inaudible] local to some behalf of members of the united local two, we strongly recommend john martin appointment. so local two has about 13,000 members including 1500 members working for [inaudible] at san francisco
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airport many of them are working in the kitchen where the temperature under [inaudible] degrees and they were paying under san francisco wages during the contract fight 2014-2016 john was helping these working women and men so their wages are able to be increased to sfo 14.44 as of today. so we need john martin. this person to continue to serve san francisco and is our [inaudible] john martin appointment was for. thank you. >> thank you. any other members of the public wish to comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. >>[gavel] >> colleagues, can i entertain a motion on this item >> sure. you know, mr. martin is well well-qualified. he
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knows that inside and out. i complete your glutton for punishment that you're plying but it's wonderful to see you again. you are great director and again, hopefully you would provide something to this committee but given mr. martin's history and this discussion happened from the beginning, i think you would be one only to move forward with positive recommendation. at the appointed >> before you finalize that i want to thank you the stress of work for coming for. as i said to earlier today execution look into other opportunities become a little more active and i think we will see you in the future. mr. martin, we appreciate you taking time out of your come i guess her retirement activities were doing because this is an important-this is an important
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role in something that originated with a conversation around the appropriate naming of different aspects of the airport. so we appreciate you coming back and be involved in this important conversation. seeing no objection to the motion on the floor, that item is moved and approved >>[gavel] >> thank you, colleagues. mr. cook anymore items or issues today? >> no more items. >> then we are adjourned. thank you. >>[gavel] >>[adjournment] >> >> >>
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>> i want to thank dr. ehrlich. i also want to thank san francisco general hospital for hosting this event and for start by saying we are here because at this facility one out of two patients is the victim of a traffic crash. as we often do at gatherings of survivors and families of crash victims, i asked that we begin by observing a moment of silence in memory of the 88 people who lost their lives to traffic incidents on the streets of san francisco and san jose this past year. and the hundreds who died in recent years. a moment of silence. >>[moment of silence] >> every 18 hours a child, a
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parent, a grandparent, a husband, a wife, or a friend is severely injured or killed on our city streets. these are tragedies that are completely preventable candidate you will hear from family members of these victims. now we are here because san francisco has the highest number of collisions per capita in california. speed is the leading cause of fatal and serious traffic crashes. speed kills. if you are hit by a car at 20 miles an hour, 1190% chance of surviving. if that car is going 40 mi./h were chance drops to 10%. san francisco and san jose have both adopted a policy of vision zero. which i strongly supported was on the board of supervisors. a policy that reflects our collective commitment to bringing traffic
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fidelity's down to exactly 0. not 20, not 10, but zero. the work is not done. for years we've known about one solution that is proven. automatic-automated speed enforcement or ase. automated speed enforcement is given city to pluto to magically reduce speeding and fatal traffic incident in over 140 communities around our country the facts are the facts the numbers are the numbers. portland, new york, denver, a 30% drop in speeding. maryland, it 59% drop. in washington dc, a city with similar density as ours, an 82% drop in speeding. a 70% reduction in fatalities per but despite these dramatic results california has not yet allowed ase. today, i am announcing with our community the introduction of the safe streets act of 2017, 80 342. to
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them, and a five-year pilot program for the two cities of san francisco and san jose. to bring proven safety improvements to our streets, to address drivers who disregard safety, by driving over 10 mi./h above a speed limits. speed grotto [inaudible] due to speeding since the data shows that 70% of fatal and severe traffic collisions occur on the handle of streets often in neighborhoods with many low income senior disabled and minority residents. i want to take a moment and think everyone who is here today of public officials, or pedestrian advocates, transportation experts, law enforcement and public health advocates, community members and families. for helping us to get here. working with us to address privacy, equity, and due process concerns and for the future work we must do together.
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i also want to thank our bills first co-authors, state sen. scott weiner, san jose state sen. jim built and that some women are filled think it is one take a moment and first thank nicole frerotte from wok san francisco and were incredible leadership over many years. brian we matter of the san francisco by coalition. and the over 40 member organizations of the vision zero coalition who are here. that may just end my remarks by saying that this legislation will not be easy. it will not be easy. we've a long road to go. but we don't have a choice. we over to the families of victims for those kids who are going to school. those cyclists were heading to work, those seniors who are going home. we over to them until the vision of zero victims is actually a reality. thank you. >>[applause] >> our first speaker today is
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someone who is been committed to vision zero here in san francisco from the beginning. who has been willing to put our cities dollars where we need to. someone who is been fighting to get these numbers down to zero, the 43rd mayor of the city of san francisco aer edwin lee. >>[applause] >> thank you. some women david chiu and thank you for your leadership because as you have said, we've got to do the right thing. it's never easy to do the right thing for the right reason. all of the people standing here beside me have been in hours and hours of deliberation around how to best fill our toolbox with things that would make our streets safer. and the vision zero is not just about automated enforcement systems. they are
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part of invaluable tools. in san francisco, with the vision zero, we are-as you can see readily, even right outside, redesigning our streets to make them safer, slow down traffic. we are working with all of our communities particularly with a very strong education program, and in partnership with her educational leaders to slow down traffic, to make sure that people using cars are understanding the consequences could the consequences that literally end up right here at zuckerberg general hospital costing the city some $35 million a year to respond to car crashes and victims of them. we are working very intentionally with our police officers and i want to note and thank the police officers from the san francisco police department, as well as the san jose police department because
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they know what happens on the street has in large part to do with speed. and enforcing our laws are police department has been focused on the five top things that cause pedestrian safety to be less safe. so we're doing a lot of enforcement but they need help. they certainly need the help of technology tools that this legislation will offer the cities like san jose and san francisco. i'm going to have a special thanks to a mayor who is cosponsoring this with me, mayor sam ricardo for not only coming up here from being a stalwart transportation in general and for also being a stalwart on making sure his streets, my street, and our streets are safer for pedestrians i want to thank our board of supervisors and i know norman yee are not getting any younger. were faster in our walking of our streets but we do do a lot of walking and we
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have personal experiences that we do see speed is going to be of great help in this toolbox. but enforcement and education redesigning our streets are all about the collaboration that mta and the county transit authority along with all of our partners in the community and community advocates, work with our police department's our large enforcement officers, traffic experts, to make sure we do our best to vision zero is about all of those things but it's also about adding new tools but it's also about educating ourselves to make sure anyone who is driving, whether they are big rigs, or muni buses were cars of every sort, slow down. we need to enforce that make it a big deal. this will help. as a some women chiu has quoted, it is held in other cities did in fact 142 other cities have
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automated speed enforcement and it is working to reduce collisions, particularly, pedestrians by very serious percentages. i've-we need to have those percentages down to zero in san francisco. so we are going to commit to supporting this. we will work with other colleagues brought the state. we will have that dialogue, that is difficult in the face of opposition but again, it is always going to be hard to do the right thing for the right reason and having automated speed enforcement is the right thing to do especially with the speeds that we are experiencing good so thank you to everybody for continuing to work hard on this and to also continue to make that toolbox as large as it is because that's how we are going to eventually get to vision zero. thank you. >>[applause]
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>> thank you mayor lee for your leadership. i'm honored to introduce our next speaker in the following way. i'm going to out him very briefly. about 20 years ago he was a former resident of san francisco and he bike and walk in our cities. he knows the challenges of our city. but in more recent years he has been leading efforts in his hometown of san jose on transportation issues as well as in particularly, but it comes to safety on our streets. the mayor of the largest city in the bay area, mayor of san jose, sam ricardo. >>[applause] >> thank you some remember chiu. he did mention that the reason why he knows that i used to live in san francisco is that he's a former housemate of mine. so don't get me started about outing anybody with stories. >>[laughing] here in san francisco and in san jose and throughout silicon valley we know too well the expression that the future is already
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here. it is simply not well distributed. unfortunately, as we know the future of keeping our pedestrians safe on the streets of our cities necessarily involves automated speed enforcement and other critical technologies. we have the future distributor to 142 cities throughout this country but not the cities of san jose were san francisco. how ironic here in the heart of silicon valley, because the laws of the state of california do not allow us to utilize this very vertical technology to keep more pedestrians from having to enter the doors of this hospital. i want to acknowledge our team from san jose who came out to join us. we are all in on this pic is critically important to us is a chance provisioned jim--lieut. steve payne from san jose police
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department as well as capt. kings were the good we have got our whole time managing laura wells from the department of transportation because we know how critically important this legislation is and we know how courageous the something number two is for leading this effort. there are powerful forces aligned against this bill. we can only hope that the voices of the families of all too many victims will be heard by the rest of the assembly and the senate as they consider this critical legislation for keeping our residents safe. between 40 and 60 fatalities occur every year in the city of san jose and so many unnecessarily because of our inability to regulate the speed on the roads. as assembly member chu indicated, that speed is the critical predictive indicator for whether or not individual will survive or not. we can do far
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more. and we look forward to partnering with that san francisco on this and many other important innovations and improvements in our test rotation infrastructure. i feel very blessed to have an extraordinary colleague in mayor lee who has been both innovative and collaborative and we look forward to many more partnerships like this. i certainly want to thank assembly member to his leadership as well send her belt and so many others who jumped on top of this bill yet this is important. we need to bring it home. thank you. >>[applause] >> now that i saw the microphone to start sharing some stories about sam ricardo. we have with us the most important boys is in this discussion that is the family members of the victims and survivors of traffic crashes. i would like to actually-because i know they're walking about here a little late if you could
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these, join us at the podium. like to invite up to introduce the bay area news for safe streets organization julie mitchell. >>[applause] >> hi. my name is julie mitchell and i'm here because on may 23 2013, my families life was changed forever when a garbage truck ran over and killed my 21-year-old son, dylan. while he was riding his bike to work. his death has devastated our lives. dylan was the oldest of my four sons and such a ray of sunshine and positive role model to his younger brothers and so many friends that knew him. he was just starting out his adult life as an electrician, apprentice for ibew could do is making everyone proud following in his father's footsteps and four generations of electricians in our family. he was deeply loved by so many.
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it's a daily struggle knowing i'll never see my precious son again. no parent should have to bury their child. all hopes and dreams for his future were destroyed because of a crash that could have been prevented. this is why i decided that i would do whatever i possibly could to prevent any other family from having to face the same devastation. i know i needed to do something positive in my son's memory and i wanted to make-i want to help change the culture of driving so our roads don't just move traffic as fast as possible without consideration of the safety of everyone on those roads. so i turned my grief into action and together with other people have faced similar tragedies, we started the san francisco bay area chapter of families for
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safe streets. we are part of a growing national movement of families affected by traffic violence who are want to put an end to these needless deaths. we will share our stories and fight for policy changes to prevent future families from suffering as we do. since the launch of our group, the number one thing that we've committed to as a group is getting speed ab - past. that's why being sold being here today so important to me and i'd like to thank assembly member chu for introducing the legislation for automated speed enforcement. i like to also thank everyone from the families that took the time to be her date to show their support for asc. thank you. >>[applause]
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>> julie, thank you for your voice. and your courage and we we hearing from other family members shortly. our next speaker is someone who's been an advocate in her days during the board of supervisors and in the state legislature now with the chairwoman of our state board of equalizers and fiona monk. >>[applause] >> thank you very much. when i first got elected to the board of supervisors representing the sunset district, we have a number of fatalities along 19th ave. that will be prompted our need to do something along the state highways especially. the senator and i worked on a number of pieces of legislation. one was the double fine zone along 19th ave. a second was working with caltrans and chp officers to install 35 countdown signals along the most dangerous intersection, along 19th ave. and it worked. fatalities have
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decreased. but, as we all know, they have not increased in other parts of the city. we need to do our part to be vigilant to slow down, to look around, to work with the advocate groups were here, were raising the awareness and to support legislators and good legislation like a summary member david chiu. it is not easy being in the legislature as i know. on these important life-saving legislation but it impacts all of us. impacts all of us standing here in the room, everybody who is on the streets. i do want to commend our law enforcement officers by the men and women were out there everyday protecting our lives, saving our lives, and this will give them an additional tool to help them do their business better. for the
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community. sauna thank everyone for being here did thank you assembly member chu for your leadership in the two matters as always for doing the best that you can to protect our citizens. thank you. >>[applause] >> thank you fiona. those of you from san francisco know that our san francisco board of supervisors has unanimously not always supported vision zero but the idea of moving forward automatic speed enforcement did i want to invite up representative from the board of supervisors, someone said not just a personal experience in this issue has been the leading voice on the board on this issue. norman yee. >>[applause] >> thank you a summary member assembly manchu. and thank you mayor ricardo and mayor lee for being here and being not only supportive but our champions on this issue. i am norman yee supervisor in san francisco and this issue of traffic fatalities and collisions is a real important issue to me. i
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was one of the co-authors of vision zero policy in san francisco. i am the chairman of the vision zero committee in san francisco and, you know we are going to throw-i'll give you data and galore about why we should do this but what you need to do is listen to these family members who have been impacted by these coalitions. i am one of those victims. a little over 10 years ago i was hit by a car that i was in the middle of an intersection. i looked down the street and was no vehicles for almost a block. so the car that rammed into me must've been fine down the street because by the time you need to turn breaking and everything, it's recorded that he had hit me at 25 miles an
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hour. on a turn. so i'm actually one of those lucky people, lucky victims, that i'm not on the data that says i am dead. so if you were not for this hospital, i probably would be dead. so i think it's important that-and am very supportive of families for safe streets. i know that there are stories that will convince others that assemblyman chu is trying to convince to pass this very important piece of legislation. we know it works. we don't know why we don't have it in california. we need to have it. lives are important and it's really up to us to shout out loud enough to say, get this thing passed so that we can be one under 43 and one or 44 cities that will have this. i want to also thank our partners in the city. we are united on this effort. so we
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have the department heads, ed reiskin from mta. chief scott from the police department and also to leachate from our key eight transportation authority, good we have partnered to make these things happen. engineering, education, and enforcement. thank you very much. >>[applause] >> thank you norman for your leadership and yes, it is about the voices of our family members. her recent resident of the bayview and not too long ago in the bayview at the corner of third and cargo, stood armand leser. here to speak about him is his father alvin leser. >>[applause] >> thanks for everyone coming out could i appreciate your
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concern on this issue. it's a grave issue. it's about saving lives and i don't think there's nothing else that is higher, a higher calling especially for me. about my son, he was eight-my son, to go right into my son with him on was my only child. he was a child i thought it would never would have. he became dear to me when i discovered that his mother was pregnant. at his birth i witnessed his first breath into the world. the doctors allowed me to cut his umbilical cord right before he was weighed. kaman had the most wavy curly silky jet black hair. when he-when he turned one eyewitnesses for steps. as he stumbled towards me, as he grew into a young man, i was overjoyed with many of his first. i'm on change my life and i learned how to sacrifice for him as a father. by thinking about among the first.
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he taught me how to provide as a father could kaman tommy how to love as a father. he gave me a future to look forward to. as a father, had to learn to take care of my-of a life other than my own could kaman came to live with me at the age of eight and up until he graduated from skyline high school in oakland. he began his adulthood. amongst personality was jubilant. he was my little warrior. when the situation was tough, he never quits. he worked hard until the problem was solved and he got the results he wanted. my son was very respectful to others. willing to up anyone he came across his back. kaman loves his family, his friends, and his gigantic smile from ear to ear was pleasant to see. all the time i spent teaching him on how to become a man and how to navigate through life as a
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productive adult. he took the responsibility working hard seriously he held three jobs, one full-time job, two-part times, along with being a part-time student at san francisco city college. up until his death among future was bright. i was excited for him as a father. since my son's death i have vowed to dedicate my life in honor of oman no parent or loved one feels the pain and suffering that i and my family have to endure daily. every year in san francisco about 30 people lose their lives in over 500 people are seriously injured while traveling on the city streets. on november 1 2014 my son among leser was one of those killed. that's why i'm committed to putting a stop to preventable crashes. we are a car culture nation with more than 30,000 deaths a year have been
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accepted far too long. but i know-but i along with the other families, were part of the san francisco families for safe streets don't accept this. cities have to be shared and have to be safe for everyone. one of the best tools to slow cars down and put an end to the deaths of people walking and biking skateboarding and driving is automated speed enforcement asc. there are numerous states around the country that already have ase programs in effect and have proven that safety cameras work. ase saves lives. they can help change the culture of speeding in san francisco across the state and the nation. in the mons-in a month memory, and as a member of the san francisco bay area family for safe streets, i'm proud to stand with assembly member chu,
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mayor lee mayor ricardo. and so many others who support ase legislation to save lives. i invite you,-i invite you in ending this carnage on our streets by signing a petition today or online at sf be a families for safe streets.org. to demand that our state leaders adopt ase legislation. thank you. >>[applause] >> thank you, allen and we are doing this or kaman. automatic automated speed enforcement is obviously a public safety approach. i very much appreciate the work we've done with law enforcement here in
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san francisco and in san jose and sacramento to really ensure that this is a policy that will work. i'm also proud that we have had a strong line of police in the city and county of san francisco who have been 1% behind ase and with that i like to introduce the newest police chief of san francisco chief liam scott. >>[applause] >> good morning and thank you a summary number two for your leadership on this important legislation and thank you mayor sweet and mayor regard up for your leadership in making this happen. in october of 2016 the san francisco police department in partnership with the san francisco metro transportation agency and the department of public health wants a citywide effort to reduce speeding in support of vision zero. on sunset speed is one the leading cause of the spirit and david traffic collisions in san francisco. as a component of
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the san francisco safe speeds campaign, we have implemented regular high visibility enforcement on high-end corridor and all 10 of our police district. our officers are equipped with lidar and honor streets to change on safe driving habits. automated speed enforcement were ase will be another tool we as a city can use to help reduce speed in san francisco and save lives. ase has been a success-has been successful in other cities across the country such as chicago, denver and new york city look for to working with a summary number two and mayor lee to bring that hereto san francisco. this new tool will build on the san francisco police department's focus on the five campaign to issue half of our citations for the five most common causes of injury collisions and those five are speeding, violating a pedestrians right away, running red lights, running stop signs, and failing to yield while turning. let's be clear. speeding is going over the posted speed limits. this new
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enforcement campaign is an effort to simply save lives good our goal is not to write tickets as a police department. it is to get drivers to slow down. that's why we are talking about it now and we will keep the public informed as these tools are installed in san francisco. we hope that the public knowing more enforcement will happen. speeding change behaviors under most collision prone streets. if our drivers [inaudible] opposite across every police district will enforce the law. so these, join me and him and women of the san francisco police department to make our city safe for all users of the road by slowing down. thank you very much. >>[applause] >> thank you, ticket i just want to thank you and him and women of the law-enforcement or your support on this as we move forward. to speak about another facet of why we are here today
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in a hospital, to talk about the tremendous impact on medical and economic costs of crashes on our streets that are preventable if dr. lucy kornbluth from the san francisco general hospital trauma center. >>[applause] >> thank you. i am dr. lucy kornbluth. i may trauma surgery and critical care fellow here at zuckerberg san francisco general and additionally i completed my seven years of general surgery training in the ucsf system where i spent a significant amount of time on the trauma team at zuckerberg san francisco general. from this experience i can really speak firsthand to the impact traffic collision has on patients and families and the community overall. we are the city's only level i trauma ctr. which means that all the most seriously injured people are
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transported directly here for the highest level of care by the team of specialty trauma providers. we treat approximately 4000 patients a year here solely for trauma and nearly half of those people are injured in a traffic collision. that that over the course of your that means that the pager of the trauma surgeon on call goes off approximately five times a day, every day, to respond assess and treat a person who was injured in a traffic collision. the trauma surgeons here truly understand an attitude of this public health crisis. we are seeing on our streets as a witness it every day. particularly, tragic to be the head and neck injuries which are spirits by a third of people walking and biking. we see the friends and families mourn the promising futures of young patients whose lives are often asked extended
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but not fully recovered, and on a frequent basis we have to inform loved ones of the inability to save their family member were their friend despite extraordinary efforts. a recent analysis estimated the medical costs of traffic injuries treated at zsfg to be $35 million in direct costs. a year. and these are solely the medical cost. this does not come close to even capturing the immeasurable cost two people were injured or killed or to their families and friends who we have heard from today and we will hear from some more. this is why zuckerberg san francisco general, surgeons and staff having actively and very centrally involved in the vision zero initiative since it began providing both expertise and collaborating with public health epidemiologist to better understand both the problem as well as solution. as you have
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heard, we know that vehicle speeds are a main factor in predicting whether someone survives a crash and how injured they are in a crash. that there is very strong scientific evidence that policy that slows speed does save lives and it keeps patients out of our operating room. that is why we all stand here today with our elected officials, our city partners including sfmta eight and the sfpd, and the families of the victims to support this very important moments. thank you. >>[applause] >> thank you dr. we have a few final speakers could i would like to invite up jenny you was a daughter of jenny-who was seriously injured in san francisco at the corner of hands-on park presidio. >> hello. my name is jenny you
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and i'm here today because of the not only my mom was severely injured by a driver who was speeding. i am also we are representing by family members, friends and the people around us both impacted by the responsible action by a driver in one of the city's most dangerous intersections. this reckless action cause my mom to suffer many physical injuries. including a fractured spleen waves and the damage for brain severely. my mom's brain is missing many pieces and parts and she is of your cognitive impairments. this crash took away my mom's ability to live a life. she no longer has ability to do what she has loved and has no real purpose in life. my
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mom now is a person who goes from multiple different personalities within her within a given our. sometimes she is someone with a severe all timers disease that sometimes she someone with a severe suicidal depression. sometimes she is someone was like an eight-year-old and sometimes she suffers from severe posttraumatic stress disorder. my siblings lots of altered since our day on february 22, 2011. the past six years we still wake up every day wishing this crash speed was just a portal nightmare. but we are reminded and face a daily struggle of not knowing who my mom will be that day. and how she will be throughout the day day in and day out. emotional pain and frustration are indescribable. we physically adjust our schedules monthly, weekly, daily sometimes even hourly, to see how we can do what we think is best and do what we can do to try to take care of our mom. things haven't given up to our health has taken a toll. the list is and was. but why i stand in front of all you guys today and relive this painful story is to urge our leaders to support families like mine with what is needed to stop these preventable crashes from happening. our streets should
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not be dissuaded and we have to take an action to to stop it. we also need to share our stories as families and individuals will experience such a tragedy so policymakers realize the impact on us when they don't take action to improve safety. the tragedy of the tornado [inaudible] how overwhelming frustrating painful and stressful days can be. san francisco bay area families for safe streets is here to put an end to these preventable tragedies by advocating for policy that save lives. on behalf of my family, i want to trust my gratitude to assembly member to and mayor lee and mayor ricardo and many others for taking a critical step towards achieving the vision zero by introducing automated speed enforcement legislation today. if afc had been in place my mother might not have been hit or her
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injuries may not been as severe with a reduction in the speed of the driver was going at. we cannot allow these preventable crashes to continue. ase is proven to tackle that speed of the and save lives. i urge everyone was listening today to take a step towards saving lives and stopping these crashes. we all need to play her part to change it. you can take that step by signing the ase petition here today were going on on sf va families for safe streets.org. >>[applause] >> >>[non-english speaker] >> sign the petition.
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>>[non-english speaker] >>[applause] >> thank you jenny. our second
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and final speaker is representing the san francisco missile transportation agency that is in leading our citywide efforts in this area and if we were to receive state approval will be responsible for carrying out ase. the chairman of the board shall bring them. >>[applause] >> thank you all very much. thank you for coming out to support this joint effort for automated speed enforcement. one particularly thank our director of transportation edit reiskin and are sfmta board of directors for their unwavering support for this. this feels like it's been a long road to get here advocates and agencies in san francisco have been talking about this for over 10
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years to be here at this point is a big milestone. but we've all heard the numbers. we've all heard the emotions and we felt the emotions and we know what an impact speed has on safety under city streets. so i just want to talk for a brief moment about how we are going to get this bill passed and who's going to sport this bill. if you ask any parent in the bay area, any parent in the state what it is that are most frightened for their children when the kids leave the house by themselves those parents are going to tell you it is traffic violence. i talk to coworkers live out in the lovely suburbs of the bay area don't let the children bike or walk alone because they are so worried about the idea of traffic violence nurse so worried becoming a member of that club that none of us want to belong to. they are so worried about having to see the effects on their family of traffic violence. safely we have a way to change this. thank you so much assembly member to berkeley this-dissolution in front of us did so now i just want to make sure we all know were going to work very hard to get this bill passed but i
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think listening to all this today we understand what the benefits are good so we know that we can do this and if we all work very hard together we are actually quite to make our streets so much safer than when we make the streets of san jose and san francisco sabre other cities in the state are going to look at us and say, we want that. we want to stop the senseless loss of life that comes from cars and drivers speeding to our streets. so we are ready for this and we are going to go ahead and work very hard to pass this i thank you all so much for your support on this. >>[applause] >> thank you cheryl and i also want to thank a moment and thank director reiskin giggling paul rosen katie mccarty the team it sfmta eight been working on this for years. our final speaker is the mother of her daughter and she will tell the story of what happened at school crosswalk in san jose could elizabeth chavez. >> hello everyone. i will begin by introducing myself. my
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name is elizabeth and i represent [inaudible] who would've thought on may 14, 2013 our lives would've changed? on the afternoon of may 14 received a phone call from my oldest daughter. despite her innocence in a weak voice, she tells me, mommy, my sister is on the floor. she is dead. write them before she said coolly it was, i don't know if there was a mother's instinct i close my eyes and the first image that popped into my mind was eileen. i don't know how i got to the scene of the crash but once i arrived, i could see from a couple feet away her favorite pink converse sneakers and my daughter's body laying on the floor covered with yellow sheets. my five-year-old daughter was cut short. an
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inattentive driver struck my sister-in-law and two youngest daughters. eileen was pronounced dead at the time of the crash. despite the laws here in california, if you have a clean driving record you can get away with almost anything. as for the young gentleman he was only sentenced for 30 days in county jail and three years probation. i have no examined against this young gentleman. on the contrary. i thank you for calling 911. someone else in his use of hit and run. but it is that young gentleman was not speeding maybe my daughter would still be here. there is not a day that goes by and doesn't bring me back to that afternoon when i receive that phone call. i'm here today sharing my story pain that no other family goes through this when my family and i have gone through. if i could have-if we
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had automated speed enforcement in 2013 my daughter eileen could have been spared. she would have been in school today like every other child and i would have been working. i'm here to fight for ase that will prevent people from reckless speeding in our streets. thank you. >>[applause] >> thank you. that concludes today's press conference that i want to thank the members of the media were here good i think rather than taking questions i like to give all you view an opportunity to individual interviews with all of the many voices who are here and what effect are two great mayors. why think all the community and elected officials who are here vertically think our families and just and with one thought. from numbers of the public were wondering if this is the right policy, think about your family members.
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think about what you would do if you came home and one of them wasn't home. and that was something we could do to prevent it. we are here for alvin son, for julie sun, for jenny's mother, and for elizabeth's daughter. we have to get this done. thank you. >>[applause] >> >> >> >> there we go.
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>> good morning and welcome to the san francisco county transportation authority meeting for today, tuesday march 21st. mr. clerk, could you call the roll? >> roll call, commissioner breed? >> breed is absent. cohen. >> present. >> farrell. >> absent. >> fewer. >> present. >> kim. >> present. >> peskin. >> present. >> ronen. present. safai. present. >> sheehy. absent, tang absent. yee, absent zeshgs quorum. i am sure that the alarming president trump federal budget is not a surprise, but
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nonetheless they remain disturbing in stark contrast to invest in infrastructure, he has proposed the budget of 16.2, billion reflect as a 13 percent cut, with major impacts to transit, and hitting urban and rural community as like, the budget proposes eliminating all future funds for grants that we know as the new starts program when are not a part of the signed full funding grant agreements. this will effect several major transit projects that have undergone years of review and development and leverage significant state and local voter approved funds, including cal train, and bart's expansion and, vehicles and train and control and other local and regional priorities such as better market street and brt improvement and cal train, but the impact would not be limited to the region as jobs that are associated with these projects span across the state and
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nation, in the hundreds of thousands. i want to thank the representative's from cal train, the transbay joint power authority and the planning department who are here to speak to several of these important projects. i know our federal delegation and local leaders are working with counter parts across the state and country to oppose this budget and to keep the current transportation programs intact, as we debate and fight for our priorities the roads and transit systems deteriorate and, congestion mountains, and grapple with the affordability crisis, all that have with the sea level rise at our doorstep that is why as we advocate for our priorities we will do everything that we can to advance, state and local and funding measures to transportation and to thaend, this month, we held the initial, meetings for the launch of the transportation, 2045, task force with the mayor's office and staff from the cta and the mta.
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the diverse task force will convene with the local revenue and options for the voters to consider in 2018,vy made it a top priority to insure that community voices are deeply engaged in the process from the outset and that we are able to learn from successes and failures of the past. our over all goal is to present a coordinated proposal that integrates closely with the plan, bridge toll measure three thanks is also targeted for the ballot next year. in the meantime, we keep our fingers crossed that the governor and legislature can reach an agreement for our highways and local roads and transit system wez need strong partnership as cross all levels of government. i want to thank the mat and planning department and all of you colleagues for your support for my station bike legislation and that i think we send a strong message that san francisco urban realm and safety will not be compromised by corporations seeking to privatize the ak sets. continuing later today i will
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introduce another resolution with commissioner fewer, calling upon our state legislator to allow local jurisdictions to gather information on the sector known as the transportation network companies, the request for data on tnt, trips continue to be denied by the california public utilities commissions when retains, sole authority on these, while dense cities like ours, bear the impacts, the residents of san francisco know from experience that the streets are congested with tnc vehicles that don't know the network or the local road laws. but we need data to back these experiences. certainly some aspects are beneficial but as policy makers, i think that we growing concerns for the impact of transit, bicycle safety and disability access and the impact to 2,000 taxi cabs locked in
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agreementwise the city, i look forward to explore the appropriate strategy and our staff work on the issues tlut up coming ability service and technology policy study that is conducted and with that colleagues, icon include my remarks. madam, executive director? >> public comment on item two? >> is there any public comment on the chair's report? seeing none. public comment is closed. >> item three, executive director's report, this is an information item. >> thank you, good morning, chair peskin and commissioners this month, i begin with an up date again, on our state transportation revenue discussions as chair peskin mentioned. the federal out look say bit bleak, although we will note that that is still an opening position and there will still be several months of congressional budget negotiations. meanwhile the state continues to work on a potential funding package. we know that there have been a lot of discussion thz month among the leadership and the
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governor's office on the three containing revenue proposal wez have heard that a deal may be announced at the end of march and we are keeping our fingers crossd on that. there is also immediately following that, regional street sessions that we anticipate will get going as well. at our own local conversation about revenues. meanwhile the plan bay area, 2040, plan is getting ready for afinal release and adoption. as you will recall, the adopted preferred land use and transportation sdooen scenario was decided in december and there is continuing work on equity and affordability on the housing front, after the adoption, this spring, we anticipate pba 2040, will guide investment and land use decisions over the next four yearsn april and, may, they will hold, county and open houses including having a hearing at our board in april, 24th. and as soon as we have those dates for the open house we will share that on the website oolt
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open house, seeking public input and to share the up dates on the work from the seg frment san francisco to san jose, the events will be happening in all three counties with the first meeting on april, 5th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and the public is again, invited to come and learn about the project and the alternatives being considered as well as the environmental planning process. >> the california dmv, last week, released vehicle testing regulations. this has been long anticipated that i think california is the first state to promelgate the detailed testing regulations for atonig atonomous. california has more manufacturers testing the vehicles in any other state and that the new rules are designed to protect the public safety proeshgs moet innovation and, layout a path for future testing
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of driver technology. for those interested, please, visit the dmv, site and they are taking comments but april, 2 4g9. and we wibl developing the comments at sfmta and other agency and hope to bring you an up date to you next month. >> turning to local issues. we have also initiated as the chair mentioned the service and technology study, this is a long anticipated piece of sector work that we identified back in the last county wide plan to take stock of the emerging technology and transportation market. to understand the range of service frz traditional, car share and bike share service to the shuttle service and the transportation services as well as technologies around both goods and passenger movement on the atonomous side. we want to be able to take stock of what is available today, as well as what is being planned. look at the regulatory
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environment at the federal and state and local level and provide a policy framework so that the board and the public can consider each of these as they come not as a single opportunity, and set of issues but as a whole and it has a coordinate tded approach across the sector. we want to bring this work back to you in the next few months, in coordination, and as the chair mentioned we are not wait og these policy frame works but we are actually taking action that is consistent with our city goals. >> the communities of concern in san francisco, and across the region have been defined several years ago. i want to up date you on good staff work that we are doing with the sfmta to up date the definition of community of here in san francisco and the region and the state uses these definition to prioritize funding for competitive grant project and for other policy purposes, previously, the mtc analysis captured a set of disadvantaged communities at a larger
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geography, that the census track and that generally, reflect what had we believed to be the correct, geography, but there are a few that we wanted to take a closer look at. in order to do so, we captured smaller geographic tracks, and focused our analysis on block level dem graphic soez that we will be tiebl have a more fine tuned definition of communities of certain. and so we are using these factor and threshold to up date the definition on a more census block and we will be bringing that to the board in april for your consideration. >> there are two calls for projects speaking of funding that are out one is the one bay area grant program and this is, the frantransportation opportun to distribute, 40 million of federal funding over the next five years. we released the framework and you adopted the principals last month and we will be bringing back our recommendations to the authority board in april. and your april, 26th meeting.
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for folks who are interested in learning more about this funding opportunity, please visit sfcta.org/obag two. in addition a smaller spot of funds, $725,000 was available through the transportation for clean air fund, call for projects. this is air district fund that is based on the vehicle registration fees and it is able to fund projects that improve the air quality by reducing the vehicle emission and things like the shuttle service and bike project and signal, projects and the non-vehicle and the projects that are, the top priority projects again in our evaluation criteria of zero sxshths emissions and the projects like the new bike facilities. and other types of services. the application deadline is pri april 28 and this we are hosting a workshop at ten a.m. at our offices at 1455, market street, 22nd floor. walk to workday, around the
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corner on april sixth, we are supporting walk sf in the efforts to coordinate the important date of shine a light and raise awareness of all of the benefits of walking through the healthy and sustain able transportation. >> turning to property je proje delivery, it is nearing completeing in district ten and thank you for your office's whep that over the years. this project is allocation that has leveraged about 40 million in infrastructure and houses source to create new walk able transit access for sacility to provide the sidewalks and street lighting and other improvements for the units of mixed income housing at hunter's view. and thank you to the departments that are working on that project. >> the neighborhood transportation improvement program, kobts to make progress and working with commissioner tang's office, and to scope, two new capitol projects on the
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feasibility of a round about. and in the intersection of sky line boulevard as well as pedestrian and traffic calming improvements to the lower highway and, in addition the final report foz district five, the western addition plan and district nine, the interchange and permit study are also being presented to our citizen's advisory next week and it will be coming to the board this week, actually tomorrow and it will be coming to the board for approval next month. >> and finally, we have a great open house, and the dbe, lbe networking opportunity yesterday, attended by 70 folks from the 65 numbers companies, it is the annual meeting to promote awareness, and this time we were able to publicize opportunity wtz ta and our treasure island, management agency and the public works and the cal train as well. the event included representative frz many of these agencies sfmta and cal transand the small business network,
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following the presentation there were a lot of folks that were able to meet with property ject staff as well as get together with one another and network. we have sign up sheets available for those who were not able to come meeting and contact us at our website or sfcta.org/doing business with us. thank you and with that icon include my remarks. >> thank you s there any public on the executive director's report? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. >> mr. clerk, could you please read the consent agenda? >> compriseded of items four to eleven, staff does not plan to present on these items, the member rejet knees ject, any could be removed. >> anyone like an item or items severed. mr. clerk, could you sever, items nine and eleven and, on
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the balance of the consent aagain darks a roll call please. >> all right. >> is there any public comment on the consent agenda? we will hear nine and eleven separate separately. seeing no public comment, on those items public comment is closed. and on the balance of the consent a roll call please. >> commissioner breed? >> aye. >> co-ab sebt sent. farrell, absent. >> fewer. aye. >> kim. aye. >> peskin. >> aye. ronen. aye. nsafai, aye. >> tang, aye. >> consent agenda is approved. >> those items are finally approved, item nine? >>
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allocate $34,566,349 in prop k funds, with conditions, for six requests, subject to the attached fiscal year cash flow distribution schedules this is an action item. >> good morning commissioners deputy director of policy and programming at the transportation authority. there is one item that would i like to call your attention to a change in the funding request between the meeting last week and today's meeting. subsequent to the meeting on the 14th of march. the sfmta withdrew it's prop k application for the design phase funding for our boulevard traffic signal up grades, in order to fund that work with prop a general obligation bond funds. >> that is the up date i have for the board, if there are any questions, i am happy to answer. >> are there any questions for miss lafort? >> seeing none s there any public comment on item nine? >> commissioner, fewer?
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>> thank you very much. chair. thank you. >> so after my discussion i think that we so i see that it is at zero percent on the 23rd, and is that still included in the budget? i think that we were after the discussion i was under the impression that we were going to continue those discussions about further development of that project. >> that got zeroed out at the last meeting and it is so reflected in these documents with the red line. >> thank you, i wanted to confirm. thank you. >> is there any public comment on item nine. seeing none. public comment is closed. we have a different house, could you please, call the roll? >> all right, item nine, breed. >> aye. >> cohen. >> aye. >> fewer. >> aye. >> kim. >> aye. >> peskin. >> aye. >> ronen. >> aye. >> safai. >> aye. >> tang. >> aye. >> the item is approved on this
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final reading. item eleven, please? >> item seven, major capitol projects up date. central subway, this is an information item. >> could we have a presentation from the brief, presentation from the staff? >> yes, we do. good morning my name is lus ia and we are the consultant to the authority. and i would be present thanksgiviing this subject. >> on the first. >> what -- excuse me. >> we have a little technical problem, here, excuse me for a second. this is the one.
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>> okay. >> just sgogoing to move othe m funding for the subway has been allocated basically the only part that remains is the portion of the federal funds. and they rep funding. that most of those are here for the schedule revenue service is now forecasted for september 2019. the project is passage in the mid point, and it is the first contracts are complete, and the contract and the assistance and the station contract is 51 percent complete. here you have something that you can get a sense of the breadth of this project, and a picture from the excavation of the china town station, the mining. the union square, the park
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decision site and this is this and you can see twot tunnels on the back of the picture. >> and on brandon station the db has been programmed, they have got, they have contract specific goals to you from 6 to 30 percent, up to now, 180 million dollars have been awarded through december, which is 21 percent. and the station's assistant contract has a 20 percent goal. the challenges and opportunities. the ongoing advocacy needed for the remaining fronts, we will understand that the skinny budget includes funding for projects already in the ffga stage, and so, it is looking good from that aspect. but we need some authority funding to replace the 75 and a
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half million in rif funds, and the other opportunity or the challenges that the forecast is now september 2019, as opposed to the december of 2018 as originally planned. if you have any questions, i am happy to answer them, the program manager for this project to see it through from mta. are there any questions from members, seeing none, we will open this up for public comment. mr. lebron? >> thank you, supervisors. and good morning. i have no idea you were going to give this presentation, and i am so happy that you did. but i really want to do right now, is to attract your attention to attachment two on page, 19. because the information there is actually going to form the conversation that under the item
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number 14 later. specifically i would like to you look at line a3, which is the terminal design contract for 8 million dollars. and i will repeat that, the time now and the contract for 8 million dollars. and also, line b 3, which is construction contract. or 214 million dollars, currently running 6 million dollars under budget. and the last thatvy i have on this item today you did this just now and it was brief, i think that it would be really helpful to have probably a spot of the workshop a full presentation on the central subway. specifically you know, how it was a conceived and how it was fund and how the project is being you know, implemented as we speak and when you do, you will discover that the city, currently has a team that is capable of delivering the dtx on time and, on budget, for a
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billion and a half, thank you very much. >> thank you, mr. lebron, and i think that was a compliment mr. funge. >> thank you. >> are there any other members of the public here on this item? >> seeing none, this is an information item, mr. clerk, could you please read item 12 through 14. together. >> all right. item 12, up date peninsula corridor electrification project update on the railyard alternatives and i-280 boulevard feasibility study proposed allocation of $4,549,675 in prop k funds, with conditions for the downtown extension - preliminary engineering; $915,000, with conditions, for the downtown extension tunneling options engineering study; and appropriation of $200,000 for oversight of the downtown extension, subject to the attached fiscal year cash flow distribution schedules . these are all information items. >> thank you, mr. stamos. colleagues we are joined today by jim heart net from cal train
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and the cta as well as michael burns, the former head of san francisco mta. and the valley transportation authority, and now working with cal train on electric identification, thank you for being here. michael, if you could give us an up date on peninsula project. >> thank you very much chair peskin. the ceo was unable to attend the meeting today tlchlt is other briefings going on. the memo in your packet provides a summary of the status of the project. i would like to summarize and restate important fact from the memo, february 17th, the electricfiation project met all of the statute or and regulatory
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requirements for an sfga, and the only thing that shoelding up in sfga, is the signature of the secretary of transportation. in the follow up to that, cal train, ceo and myself and several others, members of the staff have been in dc for the previous two weeks and, we were joined by a private sector representatives and the contractors, and mtc, and sil con valley leadership group and others to attend meetings with legislators committee staff and, fta staff and to discuss the project and, to present the merits of the project to the decision makers. we also targeted members of congress whose districts have jobs that would benefit or would be created as a result of moving for ward with the
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electricfiation project. >> senator hatch? >> senator hatch, i met with him, personally. and he was very, productive meeting. in mentioning senator hatch, our vehicle supplier, if the project moves forward, will build a manufacturing facility to build the vehicles. creating over 550 jobs and 50 million dollars private investment in that facility. so we attended i would say almost, 50 meetings, dozens and dozens of meetings. and throughout those meetings, we did not receive one question on the merits of the projector the benefits of the project. nevertheless, we are facing two significant challenges, the
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first is despite the evidence that the project has independent utility, despite the fact that electricfiation was proposed, and advanced long before the high speed rail, bond authorization was approved in 2008. despite the fact that we have a decision that up holds the independence of the call train electric identification project from the high speed rail project. oppose the grant, and based on their opposition to high speed rail. >> we actually met with some of the members who have voiced opposition to the grant. they don't have any problem with our project accept that there is a connection for future benefit to high speed rail and that high speed rail is helping to fund the project. the second major chal ij is the
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one that the chair talked about in his report, and that is that the president in his preliminary or skinny budget last week, recommended the elimination of the capitol grant program which would mean no new funding agreements for new start projects small start projects or court capacity projects. this action is drawn a bit of attention from agencies business members and others who are looking to marshall a strategy in an effort to save the program. the -- i saw a really good quote yesterday. i think that it might have been randy who said it. that one of the things to keep in mind is that this is the sort
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of the first out lay in a budget proposal that we have a long way to go. and it should be considered in the first inning of a baseball game and it is going to occur before the president's budget is finalized, and submitted to congress and then there will be negotiations after, after that happens. we are the only project in the capitol investment grant program that is ready to go with a signature. so in the face of these challenges, we are continuing to stress the tremendous support and the benefits and the need for the project. we are continuing to work with the department of transportation and the federal transit administration, to conference them to include our project in the president's ultimately
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proposed fy 18 budget. that is the threshold that the department of transportation has told us that we must meet for a full funding grant to get executed. we continue to advocate with our congressional delegation in other elected official and business leaders who have jobs in their districts. and benefit from the project. we are also working with our delegation two support continued funding for the project in the 2017 budget which will inform the fy 18 budget. we are currently in the fy 17 budget for 100 million dollars. and we have 73 million dollars of previously appropriate ated funding eligible the project once an sfga is signed. >> in addition to these actions,
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we are exploring other potential funding options particularly with this state. one of the issues that was raised by the republican delegation was the use of high speed rail, funds, prop one a funds in our fubding plan. and so we are exploring whether there are opportunities to substitute those funds with other funds. and leaving no stone unturned, we are also working with our financial advisors, and private sector partners to explore other potential funding sources in the event that the full funding grant agreement is not executed. so in summary, we are continuing our advocacy efforts it is meeting what the president says that he wants, the project will modernize obsolete infrastructure and ready to move into construction and create
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jobs. as a memo described, we have extended our contracts to june 30th. the president's detailed budget is expected to be issued in mid may. and so we will have a good sense for where we stand probably early may. and we continue to evaluate potential alternatives strategy and work with all of our regional partners. and continue to build support for the project. so, that is where we stand. we are not giving up. we will not give up. project has too many benefits. and it is needed immediately, to address our capacity issues not to mention for the longer term. and has tremendous, tremendous, support from virtually all aspects of the stake holders that are associated with it. so that concludes my report, mr. chair. >> thank you, mr. burns.
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and while we have not yet heard from the department of city planning, with regard to the rail yard alternative, and i280 boulevard, feasibility study, what would cal train, what is cal train's comments on the rab study if any? >> we have been working with the planning department staff and the mayor's office. coordinating information flow back and forth. we actually have a meeting schedule for some time in the next couple of weeks. thursday. to get a briefing on the current status. we quite frankly have not had a briefing in some time. so, you know our concern or our issue is that we just need to preserve cal train's operational
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needs, maintenance needs, and meet the needs of our customers, and also doing so, in doing all of that while we continue to work within our p budget. so, in terms of i don't have anything specific in terms of a comment on the rab stud y but we have been working with the staff. >> thank you mr. burns, and are there questions for michael burns from members, seeing none, any comment from cta staff? >> seeing none, why don't we open this up to public comment, i have got, two speaker cards on, well, actually, you should all do your public comment, because we have called items 12, through 14, why don't we do this, hold public comment until we hear from miss gege at the planning department on the rab study. and mr. zabony and mr. cordova
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with regard to the prop k allocation and so director ram the floor is yours. >> big decision for the next 100 years and we have to make it this year. >> thank you, thank you for recognizing this is a 100 year decision. >> john ram with the planning department. i think that our powerpoint is up here but maybe not. so, i think that as you pointed out, we are making some very sub-stan hall long term decisions here. and i wanted to kind of give you an up date about where we were. the best way that i know how to describe this work is that between 16th street and downtown, we are slated spend something on the order of 7 to 8 billion dollars in infrastructure over the next ten to 15 years on three major projects. the dtx, the high speed rail,
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and the electricfiation of cal train. and we got involved in this study about a year and a half ago, precisely for the reason of looking comprehensively, at this area. to understand not only how these three major projects interact, but how they can best serve the future of the city and the region and, just importantly how they best interact with the land use decisions that we need to make in a part of the city that is seeing substantial growth and represents a potential for really serving the city long term. so the study has a very, unfortunate long name, and we should come up with a name, but we have not done that yet, but we will soon try to do that. >> it does have five components i think that you know we briefed you a few months ago tlshgs is a come poentment of looking to the alternative foz alignment, to reach the transbay transsilt center. there is of course, a potential looking at a loop out of the
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transit center, and the potential of looking at a different configuration, or a rail yard, or a location for the cal train, rail yard, there is the component of looking at two interstate, 280 in this area and, finally looking at all of the land use and related public benefits. and having said that, our goal today, in the next few months and, over the last few months has been on the first component. and which is looking at the alternatives for the alignment, that is our primary focus right now and, it needs to be fox cuffs the city's efforts and we believe that that is and, the reason for these other, and looking at these other component making sure that we are not preincluding possibilities in these areas, but the primary focus of this effort right now, in the near future, is the actual rail alignment. i think that you know that we are looking at three alternatives one is of course, is the existing alignment here
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as the base line alignment in green and, it uses a street and the sektd and going, fourth and going into the transit center. the other, the second alignment, right where we are looking at is closely associated with that. and it is pennsylvania avenue, and shown in yellow, and it ducks down below the grade and, well south of 16th street, and but, follows generally, the alignment, and adjacent to, if you will, the existing cal train alignment. and the third alignment is what we are calling the mission bay alignment, which will vere off the existing trains to catch the third street and go through mission scomba bay and hit, second street in the same location as the current base line alignment, those are the three alignments that have been further studied. we had a fourth alignment where the tunnel would extend under the 280, freeway, but that proves to be physically infeasible given the structure
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of the freeway. we have been working with the group and you can see the members working here and identified here and representing a number of constituencies in this area, it might be appropriate for me to pause here, you did receive comment about lack of notification, or some challenges of not notification, there was technical difficult as parentally with the e-mail addresses but i will say that these meetings are posted on the website and open to the public and make sure to correct those issues but these meet vgz been open to the public and the public has been attending along with the members of the citizen's working group which we have found, very beneficial and this is an active engaged group of people and we very much appreciate their work on this. and we wi continue to meet over the coming months. >> make sure that you get
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waddling and awful the members of the cac. >> absolutely. >> and i don't, i still can't figure out why he was not getting the notice but we will make sure that we have the e-mail information correct and make sure that these are posted as well. thank you. >> so, the other thing that we have been doingn terms of studying these three alternative and working with the citizens working group, is looking at, or how, or what are the evaluation criteria that we need to judge these three alternatives. we have the break down of the criteria on the much larger spread sheet and, in the nutshell, those areas are the technical feasibility and of course, and meeting the needs of all of the respective agency and
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the mobility for the short term and the long term and the capacity of the system, and the other policy and affordable housing goals and vision zero and, the other policies that clearly relate to this part of the city. and the social criteria for example, the need to knit the neighborhoods together, when are they continuing ongoing themes of this work is how to get mission bay and, the hill back reconnected to the city as a whole. and to get, and to deal with the potential barriers that are represented by those tracks and we are looking at schedule and we are looking lastly at cost and on that last point, i want to say, the cost that we are looking at are very broad range of cost, it is not just the cost of each of these three alternatives but a whole range of costs. >> the land recapture that might
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be available for looking at different alternative and the land that might be freed up to help to em employ the land, technique and we are looking at a broad range of cost and benefits of each of these alternatives much more than we normally would with a project like this. because of the nature of the project, and the scope and the magnitude. and so, we are in the thick of developing those costs right now and, those benefitwise our consultants right now. and we hope to have the preliminary answers in the next three to four months. >> excuse me. and then, of course, when all that have is done, we will use that criteria to develop the decision making tools for you all. for the mayor's office and for the city as a whole. to understand what the potential cost benefits of these each of these solutions are. and they are not the same costs. because the actual construction costs are going to vary and so we need to understand the potential benefits that will go to the alignments. and we need to understand how we
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should prioritize the various benefit tlz is some obvious benefits that are not quantifiable, but we should try to capture them as best as we can, it is important to recognize and we believe that given the schedule for the high speed rail for cal trains need and our needs on this project s that the city should make a decision by the end of the year about whether we will pursue on the table. and we believe that it is important that before the end of the year, we as a city family decide which alternative that we would like to pursue fwe do decide to pursue a different alternative there will be further environmental analysis that will have to be done for that chosen alternative and for the engineering work. but we believe that we need to make a decision bit end of the year, whether we will need to move ahead with the different alternative. >> we have a number of community meet thagz we have had in the past. and we have had the sit tens working group that is
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active and we have additional community meetings in the starting in a few months, i think that in june. and ongoing, work as i said, and participation from the citizens working group. and so that we can get to thor and to you and the decision making bod yz before the end of the year. >> mr. ram is there any alternative that has been studied relative to the current alignment that could be done without cut and cover? >> for the san francisco planning department. we have looked at it, but from a perspective of actually engineering something and showing it beyond just a best engineering thought process. the answer is no. >> because it is too shallow, it is actually a combination of where the station is located,
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depth wise as well as the width, so by having three tracks to tunnel, have you to have a certain amount of distance over the ton sxl that means that we had to be much deep sxer then have you to get back up to the transit center and so, we could look at that in the future. and i'm not saying that there is not a possibility, currently we don't see it as a possibility. how many streets would be ripped up for how many years? >> as part of the conversation that you are going to have with tjpa sxlt money they are looking at, some of that additional work will help nail down the length of time along the street, it is between, second and 7th. or the limits. and through the environmental process theshgs looked at what the worse case scenario is, and i am going to let them talk about that when they are up here. >> any comments from cta staff?
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>> why don't we hear from mr. zabone from the transbay joint powers authority. >> the allocation, to -- excuse
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me. sorry. >> we have revised our allocation to i am trying to look it up here. >> 4 million. yeah. >> 675 dollars. >> yes. we have two parts, one part will be for four and a half million dollars to do the engineering for the common elements, and in the dtx and that is common to all alternatives being under consideration. mean s the work on the second street and the work in the box itself and the pedestrian connector. >> so that allocation, pertains to the work along this elements that are common, and under consideration. >> and are we in agreement between miss gege and the cta staff and tjpa staff that the second street that, i mean, my understanding is that if we did the alternative of a third street line, that given the
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depth of the station at 120 feet, that it would have to, it would be far below the alignment that you are looking at coming from townsend street and so i want to make sure that everything on the second street alignment is actually, on the same plain. >> in the study we will take all of these items in consideration. >> so when we are looking at t we will be looking at what we have and what the latest from the rib study has for it and for the pennsylvania avenue. >> so there is a great difference that needs to be made. >> yes, and he is chomping at the bit to give his presentation. so mark what i am going to do is i am going to sit you down for a minute. and we are going to hear from eric, and we will come back to you. and we will go through the nice powerpoint. >> >> commissioner peskin you are asking the hundreds of million of dollars question. you are asking the experts and
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to take a look and answer that question, in my opinion, it is a bit premature to say right now thanks there is no, and it is going to be underground it is something that has to happen, we have more due till against to do and that is part of, ". >> do you want to go through your powerpoint. >> yes, do i. >> in five minutes, a number of us have to depart to a press conference with the mayor, i was hoping that wrap this up before eleven, so let's see if we can plow through it. doesn't seem. >> let's plow through it right now. >> our request is in three parts. engineering, tunnel options studding that you are indicating which is right on the money to make sure that we go ahead and take a look at that. and finally the enhanced oversight. and so the request in front of you, for the 4.5, is the reduced scope of work like mark said and
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we are focusing on the elements common and we are going to go to the engineering to 30 percent. and for the new elements that are modified in the supply mental eir and the intent is to meet and complete by december, 2017, so that we are working in unison with the city planning department and with tjpa in that regard to make sure that we are all on the same schedule. we have special conditions from an oversight protocol that we have talked about before that we have started implementing with the tjpa. that is a picture there, and just so everyone is clear, the area that is in shaded kind of in rose color is the common alignment portion that we want to focus on there. >> second, the tunnel option study it is important that we look at the issue, and we are going to focus on three areas, the west side of the terminal where the throat structure and the trains come in and fan out from three to six tracks and also looking at townsend and is it says here from 4th to second
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and really frts 7th all the way to second street and, finally looking at ventation, issue and in the corner of third and also if i correctly, second and har soin, our intent is once the notice is issued to complete this work, within three months, and basically share that information with the world. with the city familiacitily fam critical. and it will inform, the evaluation of the alternatives and rab. so i think that this is very good timing in that regard. the request for 915,000 dollars, and then finally the appropriation for the transportation authority, our intent is to go ahead and use our on call list that was approved last month, bring in the specific telling experts and, review the cost with also, some construction contract type of entities and, make sure that from a right-of-way acquisition standpoint is that we look at the impacts there and up date
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the cost estimate and that is part of the tjpa work and we want to bring in the independent experts to the table from the on set here in that regard. and not be in a mode where we are reacting but part of the development of the solution, par participating workshops and etc. and, provide recommendation and the request there is for an additional 200,000 dollars. >> thank you why don't we open this up to public comment. >> i have a number of speaker cards. >> brown, jim, bob, ana lern and, james haze and peter f you will like up to your right and my left. thank you. >> you have six minutes and sit down to below two, correct? >> that is correct. my apologies. >> no worries and i thandz have you a press conference. i am going to keep it brief, i
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like cal train and my recommendation is like the tdts we need to rethink this thing and, cancel both contracts and, focus on the procurement and that will carry the passenger level. i think that have you read my letter from march on the dtx, goit nothing polite to say about the base line you cannot do it for being under freet way, because you want for go back and, you have to bae tok to the daily if you want to do that. >> and then you get the issues and the station location and, then the solution to your questions, supervisor about townsend is to locate the station on the 7th, between 16th and townsend, that will not impact anybody, because you just got the freeway tracks there right now. >> and then, i am going to wrap a very briefly i am strongly
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opposed. on the assignment about the central subway and the contract, 7 million dollars, i am strongly opposed to any further studies, and you should look on page 123, of your packet. you will find that the design is 200 million. and that is from has to stop and thank you very much >> thank you, for your e-mails. >> next speaker, please? >> hi, i'm jim, and patrick and company in sn, in reference to cal train it seems to me that we should be rethinking this project a little bit. how about a hybrid engine that is electrical and diesel? and they can be used once the tunnel is built and, they can be in the line and it solves a lot of problems, that does not seem to be an equation, as near as i can see.
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this is a critical path, in the third and townsend, 10,000 people a day come in there and we have had our planning department build all of these high-rise buildings downtown but we have not connected the transportation system. and since i was a kid and let me tell you, let the record reflect that was a long time ago. we talk about bart to the airport thanks is natural thanks is like falling off a log, but we can't get the train to downtown where the action is. i just don't understand it, i don't think that this say 100 year decision, if have you heard of the stuff that musk is doing, things are going to charngs a 100 year decision, i can't buy that, on sounds good but not true. i heard the planning decision and there was a value that went, by me quickly. i find that discouraging and very poor city policy to design something where we can get the
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land and make the most of it later. and therefore, you are always going to go where the best land sources are. and we want the best solution for the product at hand and then the things will fallout where they may. and to go to the other way, and i know that we had a great land acquisition, relative to the transbay thanks was because the freeway was in place, and it went down in front of fertry building and that created all of those things, to go out and plan a project to take the maximum land value, that is just bad policy. >> thank you. >> thank you, mr. patrick, next speaker please. >> and i have one more speaker card from ben summers. >> go ahead, sir. >> good morning, chair peskin. vice chair and, commissioners my name is bruce and, i am the chair of the tjfrment pa cac and a member of the rib study and high speed rail, citizen's working groups of board member and transportation rep for the south beach, mission bay
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neighborhood association, my comments are as an individual and public transportation advocate. i am in full support of the 5.4 million dollar prop k funds requested today by the tjpa and the cta. as you heard the work includes funding for the design elements of the dtx will be use inned any of athlete alignments considered in the reb study and for the review of the alignment to minimize the cut and cover and, minimizing in the cut and cover, is critical, and as this construction method will bring the neighborhood, including muni to a stand still w this said, we are all concerned about what we heard on the uncertainty created by washington, delaying or eliminating the 647 million of federal funding identified for cal train electricfiation, and in addition we are concerned with the operating deficit for running the transit center and based on this, we might say what is the sense of urgency to authorize the funding now, should we wait and, these are real concerns, however and, i
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know that i am preaching to the choir as a region and i state, our economic engine and jobs and quality of life are pending on the structure. and we need to find a way to get it built and without it we will experience grid lock, have confidence in the elected leaders. in agencies responsible for the bay area fund and we will figure a way to get this done. and find the funding for the extension. in the meantime, we need a 30 percent design in the study completed as soon as possible. as the stake holders, include thanksgiving commission, so they have the necessary information to make the decision on the dtx alignments. >> once the decision is made we, will have cleared on the next steps and path forward. >> thank you. >> next speaker, mr. haws. >> i'm jim hawand i am delighted to be here because for the first time i am not here to complain. what you have before you is an acknowledgment that that the
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existing tjpa, plan, for the dtx is out loaded, and the planning department as you have heard has been working on making something plan which will be workable in the future. i am here to support the new budget, and that has been proposed. and i particularly like the 200,000 of us being set aside by your staff, to over see and to coordinate things, because as you are well aware, this is a very complicated project that involves a variety of agencies, some not everyone is on the same page and not everyone gets along with each other. and so it is very important that we, sort of get this together. and this is a major step forward in the goal is to have within a
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year a plan for bringing the train downtown which everyone can buy into. now having said that, we are all aware of the funding problem. analyst vz suggested that although, the president may be populous and most of the congress and the good deal of the people in the administration, are hard right people who are involved with the heritage foundation, and the reason the foundation who are opposed to the transit across the board. well that is a per poster yus notion because it effects all towns and cities and that will ee vain shally go atwlashgs is no reason why we should not continue to work on our plan to have it done so that we can work within what comes forward. thank you. >> good morning, my name is bob and i am the chair of save, muni. we fully support cal train and
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we courage the continued growth and we hope that it grows by double, and triple and quad dru ple, electricfiation seems to have the plan that has the most support at the current time. we urge cal train to look at just in the unlikely circumstance to look at the locomotives as a mean of getting cal train downtown to the transbay center. that said, i want to express support for the prop k allegation, for the transbay authority to continue the engineering stud yz, i think that this is important to not let this lag, and to continue with these common elements as been described by mark and others. finally the stud y this is the
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biggest that is purpose traitd on san francisco in a long time. only, supported because you have gotten over a million and a half dollars, of the log rolling from mtc and i am sure that the good citizens of freemont, and santa rosa, who have unwhitingly contributed to this pathetic study i am sure that you do not have much to explain about it when a connected sabal puts forth their plans for some toll roads out in the suburbs, finally, i compare this reb study to the year, 1520, when the king of spain, commissioned a study to discover what was the world was actually flat and compared to the alternative and it is about as meaningful. >> thank you. >> next speaker please?
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>> good morning, board members. adena leven and i am a member of the community working group on the rab and representing friends of cal train which is a non-profit with 6,000 participants from here in san francisco, to san jose and beyond, as well as the friends of dtx. and here to support the fund and move this forward. i am glad to hear in the presentation, regarding cal train with the effort to work on plan a to get this project fund and moving forward as the most shovel ready project in the country. as well as looking into the planned b glad to want to select a preferred alternative and converge the plans by the end of the year to move forward.
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even though the weather is chilly in dc as know that it is a good idea to have td plans in hand when funding frees up, so please, do move forward, one of the things that i am spired by here in california, is hearing leaders i urge you to move forward. >> next speak frer district three. >> hi, how are you? >> i am here representing four or five people, because they are in meeting and, all of another wonderful things that keep the economy humming. >> so i want to read a quote from a couple of e-mails that we have been exchanging from the
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san francisco residents. she says that i feel strongly about this as anyone who rides, cal train, and isn't going to a giant's game. in is an opportunity for all of you to have a big impact on individuals lives. and those of us who need to get to work on a daily basis would tremendously appreciate it and it is something that we are watching. so, thank you. >> thank you. >> mr. strauss?
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i am here to support the allocation of the 4.5 million dollars plus to keep this project moving forward and, the downtown extension and is the highest rail capitol priority after the central subway, and i am encouraged that we are not only pursuing as we must, plan a, as it has been called, but also, our investigating a plan b and plan c because of this is essential that we keep this project moving for ward. we are invested in the sales force tower and the rail terminal, and underneath it already. and the projects supported by this 5.4, million dollars, are consistent with all of those and i urge you to keep us moving forward, aggressively, on these elements and on this over all project. thank you. >> i want to say that i strongly
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support this allegation, i think that the tjpa staff could use more than this, but this is a good start. a word about grab. i used to run stud yz like this when i was at p engineering and i can tell you that if i had been 36 months into a study, with no numbers, they would have fired me, and they would have been right. it is disgraceful that we don't have anything to look at, other than planning concept after all of this time, on sektd street, i am glad that hear that the rab staff has it straight and, there was a time not too long ago when they were saying that they were going to tunnel everything, and the tgpa was doing a cut and cover. and now it is necessary to cut and cover, the north end because of the track way widen to 165 feet. and you cannot tunnel a thing that is 70 feet underground and 165 feet wide and so that is why the north end is cut and cover. and then you have all tunnel and this is second street, and all
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tunnel until you get right down close to the existing station. and that is, there is the tunnel has to come up very close. to grade, only about 25 or 30 feet below grade. you can't tunnel 25 or 30 feet over or under grade. a little bit on this allocation and, this as you have heard, some of that could wait until high speed rail is closer, the tunnel plug at the south end was accommodation to the ideas of the rab study, that is 100 million dollars that could be
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cut out and replaced with a knock out panel. thank you. >> thank you. are there any other members of the public here on items 12 through 12? seeing none, public comment is closed. any comments from members, seeing none, mr. clerk, could you please have a roll call on item 14. >> information item. oh, you are correct. and with that would you move to item 15, please. >> item 15, is introduction of new items. >> and together with commissioner fewer, i am introducing the resolution urging the state legislature to amend the california vehicle and public utilities codes to enable the local california jurisdictions to access trip data and to permit and conduct, the tnz. as warranted to insure, the safety and access and manage
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congestion, thank you commissioner fewer. and is there any general public comment? >> thank you, again. and very briefly, it is a follow up to a comment that you made earlier on, about the tac, getting involved in the discussion. i want to bring to your attention that item number 14, is on two more evenings, and constant. and calendar and it is unacceptable and, there has to be a full presentation from the tjpa to the cac, explaining what we are doing for the robust discussion to inform you when this comes back to you for approval tushgs very much. >> i concur, mr. yep? >> (inaudible) ability of the
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five religion -- buddhism, christianity and islam. holiness of all principal (inaudible) the president national lead sxerz all (inaudible) for (inaudible) spirit (inaudible) true principal (inaudible) role model. (inaudibl
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(inaudible) product as long wait to open up the generations of the foundation, (inaudible) civil justice, and the true principal can put an end to the tragedy and make way for the social prosperity (inaudible) thank you. >> are there any other members of the public for general public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. and there is no more business before us, so we are adjourned.
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was asked to do is water system improvement program and one thing i looked at is about the 4.8 billion dollars wurthd of work and a lot of the work was regional. we looked at how can we make sure that we provide opportunities for san franciscan's and people in the
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region and so we looked at ways we can expand our local san francisco lb program. so, we thought about it and worked with general manager at the time to form an advizry committee to talk about how to include local businesses in the region. >> i was on the first committee back about 10 years ago and the job changed over time. in the beginning, we just wanted people to know about it. we wanted to attract contractors to come into the system which is a bidding system and bid on some of these projects. our second job was to help the sfpuc to try to make themselves more user frndly. >> i like that they go out of their way, have contractors trying to teach and outreach to
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small businesses and lots of creative ways. help the community as well. there is so much infrastructure going on and repair, new construction that i think is helping to get construction back on its feet. >> my faiv rlt part of the committee has been that we have played a opportunity for many small businesses. [inaudible] women owned business to come in and [inaudible] sfpuc. it is a great opportunity because some are so small they have been able to grow their companies and move up and bid other projects with the sfpuc. >> everyone i was talking about with any contractor [inaudible] and super markets and things
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like that and i realize the transition was on the sfpuc. he got that first job and knows about the paperwork qu schedule and still works on this type of job, but he works with general contractors that also did other things. pretty soon it is like he did that one and that one. it completely changed his business. >> my name is nancy [inaudible] the office manager and bid coordinator for [inaudible] construction. worked on 10 plus puc, lbe contracts. today we are doing site maintenance on the [inaudible] chr site and currently the gentlemen behind me are working on every moving and basic specs of plants. in order to be success you need to
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work hard, bid low and keep a look at the sfpuc website for future bidding opportunity. >> this is a successful program because it provides opportunities to regional communities that might not have opportunities to work for large scale projects. the sfpuc is a fortunate agency we have a lot of capital program that span over 7 counties who also to see how some businesses like [inaudible] and bio mass started as small micro businesses grow and expand and stay in the program and work on several projects before they graduate from the program. that is what warms my heart. >> my name is college willkerson, the principle for
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bio mass. bio mass has been in business since 2006. 3 partners. small businesses fill a niche but apply and being a part of the program helped us be more visible and show the city and county of san francisco we can also perform services. >> this program had tremendous impact to the region. in fact, the time we rolled the program out was during the recession. this has h a major positive impact and certified over 150 firms in the rejen and collectively awarded $50 million in contracts, and because of the lbe certification it open many opportunities to work with sfpuc. and, i significantly helped the business. it is one of the major contributors to our success. .
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>> (clapping.) >> in 2013 san francisco legislators newsom agreed to allow the reciprocate of our soft story buildings those building house one and 20 thousand resident a program of that collect requires extensive outreach and this continuation of that process who is here and bill graham the perfect venue so in 2014 we have the first earthquake retrofit a huge success we're repeating this model what we've done it put together venues that are time professionals and
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contractor are financing institutions a other services that help people comply with the retrofit and as you can see the thousands of members of the public their assessing over one hundred vendors to comply with the ordinance or make improvements on their property i came to get specification information and puck h picking up information if you don't know what twaur doing i take it overwhelming. >> we're pleased a critical mass of people are keying into knowing their relents and understanding what had are the next steps to take and they're figuring out who to talk to not only the contractor by the mustards and the architect and the structural engineers and getting the full picture of what options are necessary and being pro-acti
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pro-active. >> so i'm very pleased to see the soft story buildings 99.9 percent complies the highest of the program of this scale of the history a citywide effort high blood pressure in every stretch of san francisco to understand real risks associated with earthquake and those are universally agreed on. >> at some point you need to gather information i'll be talking to another engineer to come out and take a look at it and basically get a second opinion i'm for second and third opinions it is inspiring to see all the property owners that want to do the right thing and for proactively figuring out what the solutions to get them that. >> what is amazing to me here we are over two years of first
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retrofit fair and at the time we are rh2 out to contractors to help us and reaching it out to design professionals that soft story buildings is in any and people understanding how to comply now it is different an industry that springs up as a result of the - their professed and gotten the costs down with lower financing options and these are defined and now the gene progression and have the buildings are buildings and the compliance we understand the 2020 one and 20 thousand san francisco's 15 messenger of our population will live in a retrofit building those people buildings or lives in buildings with 5 or more residential building is soft story and wood frame and built before 1978 that house that one and 20 thousand san franciscans. >> san francisco is being the
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leader in getting in done and as you may know los angeles passed their retrofit law two months ago at the sort of taken san francisco's lead on the one and tenth anniversary as the residents san francisco this is a road map to the city and going to give us us plan are these to keep folks here on a disaster and steps to build a resident waterfront by 2020. >> this involves more than one and 80 individuals and over 60 nonprofits and other companies this is a huge plan and what are the challenges we realize that people are concerned about climatic change, sea level rise and not only the affiliated hazards but things hike you're our amp infrastructure and
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consumed by social and other things we see this in society everyday and how we try to mitigate those are ultimately a direct result how resident we are after earthquake other issue out of the strategy of the concept after a major earthquake of keeping 95 percent of population here in san francisco that's the single best thing to help a equitable recovery to keep people here keep people back to work and kids in school and a residents of normal after a disaster. >> alliance energy in our partner undertook comprehensive bid process we interviewed a half-dozen of folks who wanted to have a part of our soft story buildings are ordinance so alliance energy project programming is a clean assess
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energy a special financing that is done using the taxed authority of local multiples and one of the interesting features the loan is tied to the property not the vital if an individual didn't have good credit but it is another option for people not able to comply to find another avenue the assessment is actually places on the property and the builds for in that come literally a line item on the tax bill that's how you pay off the segment and tax. >> 20 or thirty years is all paid up front there are advantages your property tax well it is important to give people on option and many private banks that provide loans over a are shorter term we wanted to create a longer pay
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back term. >> i think the next step for property owners after at the create themselves to take the plunge and quit the working downey done and have works of work done right of the right rest of the property owners can understand this process across the city. >> we need to do it. >> it is safety you know that's the bottom line safety. >> earthquake safety a everybody's responsibility that is providing the resources that people need to get done if you want to know more of the resources as a san franciscan please visit the
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>> ever wonder about programs
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the city it working think to make san francisco the best place to work and will we bring shine to the programs and the people making them happen join us inside that edition of what's next sf sprech of market street between 6th is having a cinderella movement with the office of economic workforce development is it's fairy godmother telegraph hill engaged in the program and providing the reason to pass through the corridor and better reason to stay office of economic workforce development work to support the economic vital of all of san francisco we have 3 distinctions
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workforce and neighborhood investment i work in the tenderloin that has been the focus resulting in tax chgsz and 9 arts group totally around 2 hundred thousand square feet of office space as fits great as it's moved forward it is some of the place businesses engaged for the people that have living there for a long time and people that are coming into to work in the the item you have before you companies and the affordable housing in general people want a safe and clean community they see did changed coming is excited for every. >> oewd proits provides permits progress resulting in the growth of mid businesses hocking beggar
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has doubled in size. >> when we were just getting started we were a new business people never saturday a small business owner and been in the bike industry a long needed help in finding at space and sxug the that is a oewd and others agencies were a huge helped walked us through the process we couldn't have done it without you this is sloped to be your grand boulevard if so typically a way to get one way to the other it is supposed to be a beautiful boulevard and fellowship it is started to look like that. >> we have one goal that was the night to the neighborhood while the bigger project of developments as underway and also to bring bring a sense of community back to the neighborhood. >> we wanted to use the says that a a gathering space for
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people to have experience whether watching movies or a yoga or coming to lecture. >> that sb caliber shift on the street is awarding walking down the street and seeing people sitting outside address this building has been vacate and seeing this change is inspiringing. >> we've created a space where people walk in and have fun and it is great that as changed the neighborhood. >> oewd is oak on aortas a driver for san francisco. >> we've got to 23ri7b9 market and sun setting piano and it was on the street we've seen companies we say used to have to accompanying come out and recruit now they're coming to
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us. >> today, we learned about the office of economic workforce development and it's effort to foster community and make the buyer market street corridor something that be proud of thanks to much for watching and tune in next time for
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