tv BOS 41317 Budget and Finance Sub Regular Fed Select Committee SFGTV April 19, 2017 7:05am-9:01am PDT
okay. it looks like we're almost there, back on line. all right ladies and gentlemen. good morning. thank you to sf gott tv for assisting us with today's broadcast. i'm malia cohen chair of the budget and finance committee. i want to acknowledge my colleague to the right is vice chair supervisor norman yee and to my left is katy tang. today we're clerked by john
carol and lynda wong will provide technical expertise and backup. any announcements? >> yes, please silence all technical devices and cell phones. items acted upon today will appear on the april 25th board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you. call first item. >> clerk: resolution designating those agencies qualified to participant in the 2017 joint tbund raising drive for officers and employees of the city and county. >> i'm joan letter, mesky. we've reviewed all seven applications and find them all to be in compliance with the administrative code. do you have any questions? >> that was a quick presentation. okay. thank. >> let's see.
colleagues, any other questions? >> questions? none? okay. well, sthawrchg. we'll go to public comment. ladies and gentlemen, this is time for public comment where you have two minute totion speak. if anyone would like to speak, please come up. seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues. >> i'll makes a motion to send item one to the board with recommendation. >> we can that take that without objection next item. >> clerk: resolution ret owe actively authorizing the public health department to accept a monetary gift in the amount of $80,000 from molly fleischner for the gift fund for purchase of equipment and services for residents at laguna honda who otherwise would not be able to obtain them. >> anyone else to speak on this
item? okay, we'll go to public comment. any members of the public to speak on item two? seeing none, public comment is closed. >> i'd like to move that with a positive recommendation. >> we'll take that without objection. next item. >> item three authorizes the fifth amendment between harris and associates and the city for financial consulting and reimbursement and cost allegations in conjunction with mission bay and four and six for the total term of august 15th 2016 through may 11th, 2020 with no additional cost. thank you lori shore. >> i'm barbara moore from the task force. after exceptive consultant selection progresses in 2006, the city entered into an agreement for harris an associates for consulting and
cost allegations for the mission bay project for public infrastructure in community facilities district number four and six. since the development of public infrastructure is expected to continue for the next few years on this 300-acre project we're requesting the board's approval to extend the agreement beyond 10 years with harris and associates stending that agreement to may 2020 with no additional cost to the city. >> thank you miss moi. we'll go ahead and go to public comment. public comment is open. public comment is closed. colleagues, let's see, is there any recommendations? >> i'll make a motion to send forth this item to the board with positive recommendation. >> without objection that motion passes. next item please. >> clerk: ordinance pro appropriate $122 million in sales proceeds of city property and $322 million of proceeds
from certificates of participation to fund the retirement and 2001-a and 2017-a certificates of participation. >> thank you very much. mr. updike is here to present on the item. >> thank you chair cohen. john updyke. we've submitted amended legislation. considered substantive. wield weed' request a continuance to one week on the item. if you would like, i can briefly walk through the amended legislation. but we weren't anticipating a discussion until next week. >> i agree, it's true, but you walked up mic. i wanted to acknowledge you. no problem. absolutely why don't you walk through the brief amendments then we'll take public comment and take up a motion. >> happy to do so. so before you we've added in both the long title and in the
body of the ordinance the destination property site address 1500 mission street. that's one of the more substantive of the changes. additionally, this item to be responsive to the budget an legislative analyst report. now seeks that the -- in the middle of the long title, the additional language regarding that the remaining proceeds of 321-765 would be on controllers reserve and penned both the sales of the buildings, the discretionary actions which will be coming forward to the board of supervisors and those are the approval of a general plan amendment and approval of a planning code amendment. findings of sikh wit cequa as well as the agreement between the city and related california
or llc as noted in the title. really, this -- those are the amendments here and in the body we've add the address 1 1500 mission and happy to answer any questions on that from a process standpoint, if you have any. >> i want to make sure that the amendment language before us actually allows us to vote on the $321 million an $321 million, and $122 million appropriations separately. is that how you presented it? no. we'll turn to the analyst. >> as i understand it, this item is going to be continue, so i won't review all the details of the report. let me make a comment on this legislation. this amended legislation just submitted.
mr. jup dyke says this address the concerns of the budget analyst. this do not any way shape or form address the budget of the legislative analyst. this doses not -- there are two major concerns in our report. one is that will after obtaining an additional 154,000 and that number comes from mr. updyke of additional new space after getting this new building after selling the other buildings, there will be 154,000 more square feet of space exd for years, members of the board of supervisor have expressed serious concerns about the fact that the city leases over 2 million -- i don't know what it million is now, it was over 2 million square feet of space spais in the civic center and rightfully so, the members say we want a new building to reduce
our lease spaces. this legislation that you just received in know way shape or form assures the board of supervisors that one square feet of space will be leased. there is no a stheurnses there will be any reduction in lease space and no assurances to the board of supervisors that there will be any lease cost savings to the city number one. number two, it doesn't expression the concerns in our report that when the board of supervisors -- and by the way, you were advised by departments in 2014 that there would be reduction in lease space and you were also advised that the furniture fixtures and equipment and the technology and the moving costs were going to be approximately $12 million. now they have increased by 139% to $29.4 million. this legislation didn't address
that at all. all this legislation does is address the points we made that plier to the board of supervisors approving this legislation, there are certain other actions that have to be taken. this does address that. in terms of the two major concerns to the city, any cost savings to the city, it no way shape or form addresses our concerns. >> thank you very much for the preview for next week. we'll continue the conversation next week. i want to pivot and give the deputy city attorney and opportunity to speak as well. >> just briefly, deputy city attorney to the chair to the committee. one of the motivations for the amendments proposed by mr. updyke today is the previous failure to include the address the 1500 mission street address we're thankful that mr. updyke dealt with that in the amendments and given the notice
issues, we believe continuance to next week may be appropriate. and the committee feels like it wants to divide the 122 from the 321 or any other potential changes or amendments, the committee is free to do so at that time. >> thank you very much for the clarification. we'll take public comment on this item. any members of the public that want to speak on item four, please come up. seeing none, public comment is closed. supervisor tang. >> thank you, i know we're going to have i more row burst conversation at the next meeting, but i want -- before we get there address mr. rose's first concern which is regarding the amount of lease space it from our other city departments in civic center and the increase we'll get. can you speak to that since you do have the bird bird's-eye view over all the lease space here? >> sure.
supervisorg. tan we have either sent or will be sent shortly from the board to all the board of supervisors a report on the lease portfolio can have the city. also diving in a little deeper to the civic center lease hold portfolio which has been reduced significantly. and pivoted to better protect us from future market fluctuations. we're happy to speak to that. at the time this comes forward, happy to address the other issues addressed by budget and legislative analyst at the time this comes forward as well as in may when the board will have the opportunity to take other divining actions on this project. so this is not intended to give short shrift to those concerns. we fully intend to address them, just not today. >> just a minute mr. rose, supervisor tang. i think at the next hearing, i
would like to hear about how with the increase of the 140,000 square feet of space after this transaction occurs, what are we doing with that additional space? it may that be the dments that are going if there need that additional space. maybe not. if you could clarify the whole kind of what is going on, that would be great. >> mr. rose. >> yes, madam chair and members of the committee, supervisor tang, that is what i was going to say. mr. updyke made reference to the fact there has been reduction in lease space. i'm not talking about any reduction in lease space that has been made. i'm talking about a new building that has, as you stated, 154,000 -- results in 154,000 net additional square feet. does the city get any reduction in lease space specifically as a
result that have new building? you know, i used to rent -- we used to live in park merced, my wife and i and two daughters. we accumulated enough money to purchase a house. guess what, we terminated the lease where we were living and we moved into the new house. i would like to know specifically as a result of this 154,000 square feet of lease space, will the city show us in writing what reduced lease savings -- what leases are going to be terminated a as a result of this new building? consistent with what the board of supervisors was previously advised in 2014. if we're talking about in the future, right now, the mayor has indicated that we're in a period now where we have to look out for our finances. because of our projected short false and so forth.
if the controller mentioned something we could be facing maybe a downturn in the near future. we shouldn't be talking, in my professional judgment, about new city employees to occupy new space. we should be talking about a reduction in city lease costs as a result of gaining 154,000 square feet of space. this is nothing new. this is the departments who previously advised the board of supervisors, if you do this deal at 12500 mission street, that's what you would get. and so far, that's what we've not seen. all right, let's save some pft fire for next week. mr. updyke, i think you heard from this committee what weed a like to see and hear in the presentation next week. ladies and gentlemen, what i think i want to do is although you mentioned the amendments today, i think we'll take them
all um and deal with everything next week. i'd love to have a motion -- what day is the budget committee next week? >> next budget hearing date for next week is april 20th. >> april 20th -- >> sorry april 20th. >> april 20th 2017 is the next budget committee. may i have a motion to continue. >> i'll make a motion to continue item 2. >> deputy city attorney. >> i apologize for interrupting. deputy city attorney andrew shen. to deal with the notice issues, at a minimum the committee should -- modify it to the 1500 mission street address. >> supervisor tang do you have any other comments? >> i'll make the motion to adopt the 1500 mission street
address. >> supervisor you were speaking to that. >> i'll go ahead and make a motion to continue. >> so we have a notion amend which we'll take without objection and we have a motion to continue next week to april 20th and we'll take that also without objection. >> i apologize. just to clarify, i think at the clerk as office request they'd like to see an amendment to reference the address and section two as well. so instead of potential office building development, it would say 1500 mission street development. >> through the chair, i'll rescind my motion for the amendment earlier. just restate in the long title, it will include 1500 mission street on page one. on page two section two line 24 add 1500 mission street. >> we'll take that without objection.
thank you. >> thank you. >> . p. >> do we still have to make a motion to amend? >> yes. >> i'll make a moment to continue as amended to our april 20th meeting. >> thank you very much. all right, next item, please. >> item number five is an ordinance amending ordinance 26610 authorizing the execution and delivery of taxable certificates of participation for hope sf in an aggregate principle amount not to exceed $38 million. >> thank you. next figure is representative from the controller's office. welcome. >> good morning supervisors jamie kurben. as we authorize the certificates of participation to finance the hope sf program, portions of the three phase project for the housing development in the bay view hunter's point neighborhood
to replace four publicly-owned housing developments in the city. a reminder, the board of supervisors a domentded ordinance number 266-10 in october 2010 which authorizes the certificates to finance the hope sf program and approve use of commercial paper as a source of interim financing. the legislation before you a certifies the certificates to in part replace the commercial paper to datened finance the completion of certain remaining capital improvements. the ordinance also authorizes the execution and delivery of a revised final statement and revised statement which has been updated to reflect current city information. it's anticipated that four buildings will collectively serve as collateral for the certificates and secure the repayment obligations under the project lease.
under current market conditions today, the office of public finance expects to issue approximately $29 million of taxable certificates with a conservative interest rate of 5.48% which results in an average annual debt service of $1.9 million over a 30 year term. i'm available to answer any questions about the financing and i also have amy chan here to answer any project-related questions. >> thank you. i appreciate that. for clarification, the city expects to issue and deliver in june of 2017, is that right? >> to sell the certificates in may and possibly close in late may, early june. >> thank you. we'll go to public comment. seeing none public comment is closed. colleagues, is there a recommendation? >> i'll make a recommendation to send item five to the full board with positive recommendation. >> without objection that motion passes. thank you. next item.
>> agenda item number six is a resolution approving the norm of and authorization of an official statement with the execution and delivery of t.s.x. certificates ever participation not to exceed 508al million dollars for the george r. moscone cone center and expansion project. >> thank you. >> good morning again jamie kurben. we authorize the execution and delivery of a final statement and approves the official statement as it relates to the certificates of participation for the moscone convention center project. as a rea reminder, the board of supervisors approved 26-13 in 2013 which authorizes certificates and the use of commercial paper as an interim financing source in an amount not to exceed $508 million.
the certificates will be use in part to repay the commercial paper issued to date as well as finance the remaining portions of the projects. the project is currently in the second phase and will increase the overall square footage of moscone north and south by 371,000 gross square feet through the construction of a new three storey building, a new bridge across hauer street and a bridge for internal access queen moscone north and south for convention uses. it's anticipated that portions of the moscone property itself will serve as collateral for the certificates to secure the city's repayment obligations under the project lease. again, under current market conditions, the office of public finance expects to issue -- with a rate of 4.3% which results in
average annual $28 million over 30-year termed. i'd like to note in 2013 the moscone financial district was established to secure that two-thirds of the certificates will be paid from assessments levied on hotel businesses. a portion of the moscone assessments will be dedicated to the certificates. i'm available to answer questions on the financing and brought you here the project manager on the moscone project to answer any questions. >> do you have any questions? all right, we'll go to public comment. any member of the public feel free to speak. seeing none, public comment is closed. matter is in the hands of the body. is there a motion? >> i make a motion to pass on committee with positive recommendation. >> we'll take that motion without objection. thank you, next item.
>> agenda item number seven is a resolution authorize the recreation and parks department to apply for a grant of $245,000 from the california state dment of forestry and fire protection for state greenhouse gas reduction funding to carry out an urban forestry project. >> good morning. i'm [inaudible] with the recreation park capital division. i'm here today to request your recommendation to the board of supervisors to support -- excuse me to adopt a resolution to apply for an urban forestry grant from the department of forestry and fire protection. in the amount of $245,000. the urban forestry program grant is funneledded by cap and trade funds which are designed to fund projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. the program that -- the grant program we're applying for will provide funding for the department to develop in an
urban forestry plan for open space and parks in cord nation with the planning department. the planning department has completed an urban forestry plan for street trees adopted by the board of visors in 2015. the granted granth will funneled public outreach and tree planting in disadvantaged communities. if awarded the grant, the department will come back with ako an accept resolution. the staff are here if you have any questions. >> thank you. i you making yourself and staff available to answer questions. we'll go to public comment. and see what the public has to say. not much. thank you. public comment is closed. all right, colleagues. what say you? >> i'll mac a motion to send forth this item with positive recommendation as a committee report to the april 18th full
and finance committee and the budget federal committee i am supervisor melia cohen supervisor of this committee. in the chamber today we've got supervisor sheehy kim, and fewer. were going to be joined shortly with supervisor yee and supervisor tang. the clerk of the board is linda wong and john carroll today. i want to thank phil jackson an injury in stark from sfgov tv for assisting us with today's broadcast. mr. clerk any announcements? >> yes. please, sounds all cell phones and electronic devices. completed speaker cards and copies of any documents been included as part of the file may be submitted to
the clerk. items acted upon today will peer on the april 25 board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you very much. could you please call item one on the budget and finance select committee agenda. >> item number one a hearing to receive an update on the federal budget and any related impact to the city and request a controller's office and maters budget office. >> all right. thank you for hearing this item. several weeks ago we received an overview of federal funding-of federal funding to san francisco as well as any anticipated impacts or risks to our cities department. these are the risk they're going to be facing. it's difficult to anticipate the pace of how quickly things can change at a federal level, but i believe it's incredibly important that this committee stay abreast and up to speed on the changes that
do occur. that may have impact on our city's budget and financial health. this week will hear from the department of public health regarding the status of the affordable care act. what impacts and what impact the failed attempt to repeal the aca will have. with that i like to bring up pauline chawla, good afternoon pauline from the department of public health. >> good afternoon supervisors. thank you for having me. arlene joplin for the department of public health. i have just a brief overview for you on what is occurred since i was last here just about two weeks ago related to the affordable care act. so primarily what i want to say is that the affordable care act remains in place. there have been no changes.. i think the most significant development took place the day after i was here last week,
last month. on march 24, the majority leaders in the house of representatives canceled a key vote on the affordable care act on american healthcare act, that is, and this is really a win for the 133,000 san franciscans who've been benefited from the aca sponsored health insurance. when i was here last i talked about the american healthcare act which would repeal and replace the affordable care act. as i described to you previously, the american healthcare act would've repealed the individual employer mandate, would have repealed subsidies on the healthcare exchanges like cover california. would have reduced federal medicaid funding to states like california and would have really restructured fundamentally the medicaid program. though the cancellation of this vote on
the house floor is a reprieve the white house and congressional leadership have indicated their desire to continue with the repeal effort. in fact, i was in washington dc just last week with our community clinic consortium and we had the privilege of meeting with leader pelosi. the leader had indicated to us that the reason that the american healthcare act was so important to the leadership is because they needed the savings from the repeal and replacement to fund the tax reform package that there are intending to take up next. so that is among the reasons why it's still important for leadership and congress and in the white house to look at some changes to the affordable care act. so it is unclear now what will happen exactly, whether the american healthcare act will pass, or, if it does pass it may look different than the current
version looks now. in many details would be also up to the administration when she implements the legislation if it were pass. finally, whatever california does in response to federal action, will also be as important as federal action in terms of the impact on san francisco. so it's also important to note is a significant amount of administrative authority that can occur in the absence of legislation to rollback provisions of the affordable care act. so to highlight a few areas where the administration already has within its authority some power to change the affordable care act significantly. first would be around the subsidies that make insurance affordable for low income and middle income individuals. these subsidies are-one of the subsidies is a subject of a federal lawsuit congressional republicans sue the obama administration and were successful in a lower court. the trump administration
could-the obama administration appeal. the trump administration could take up the appeal or drop the appeal. if they drop the appeal, that means the subsidies could be eliminated for the lowest income individuals purchasing health insurance on the exchange. it could also allow state administration could also allow states impose restrictions on medicaid beneficiaries. what's being talked about at the federal level are things like work requirements. making sure that people on medicaid are working. this would be an allowance for states to opt into. the federal government could also without legislation we can the individual mandate. they could choose not to enforce portions of the individual mandate. this could result in destabilizing the marketplace because individuals who rely more heavily on health insurance would be those more likely to enroll in those who don't rely heavily on health insurance would which would be more cost costly for health insurance and likely drive up prices on the marketplace. finally, within
their current power redefine essential health benefits. right now, there's 10 categories of essential health benefits. they include hospital care, primary care, maternity care, prevention and things like that. while those 10 essential health benefits would have to remain there significant latitude within the admin stations power to change what comprises those essential health benefits. changing what comprises prevention or mental health or substance abuse care. so shifting a little bit to the presidents budget, i don't have any new information for you today. updating from a was last available. the president had introduce what's called a skinny budget. a skinny budget means it pertains only to discretionary spending not entitlement spending like medicaid. in the discretionary budget the proposal was to reduce the budget by 18% for health and human services. the comment that most directly
affects the department of public health. but specifically, specifics were not provided. the whole of health and human services area with two pages of narrative so i don't have more details than i did before. i will say, too, just as whatever changes to the affordable care act are taking up under the american healthcare act were administratively by the trump administration, how california response will be as important as the changes made at the federal level. so what does that mean? generally, funding at the federal level pass to the states not in all cases but in many cases medicaid is certainly one of those largest cases. but, how to fund-if the federal government reduces medicaid funding, or changes requirements for medicaid, how california adopts those and whether california adopts those would be a significant question. how to fund and
structure medi-cal in the event of changes at the federal level or, whether to take up certain federal options that the federal government gives to states to make the programs more affordable for them also would be of significant importance to the department of public health and the city. it's also important to know the california legislator is already considering other options. so there are legislative proposals afloat that would create a single payer in the state of california also, universal healthcare system not unlike our own healthy san francisco system. we are keeping an eye on those things, too. just an overview on what we are doing about all of this advocacy is our number one goal right now. i mention i'd been in washington dc and met with elected officials there. despite the proposals that are pending at the state level, it still important we feel to
protect the gains we have achieved under the affordable care act. so we are meeting with our delegation. meeting with the city's lobbyists and we are conferring regularly with her statewide and nationwide association. in the meantime we are tying to maximize all of the programming that we havethat were also in a lesson the impact of the proposals that are part of the public health. with that in mind, we are keeping at the forefront of course the care to the individuals we serve and making sure that we keep those principles high. that we want to make sure that healthcare access for our residents is of the utmost importance. so just to leave you with a few key
takeaways. a summary of my presentation. to say that nothing had changed despite all the conversation and everything in the news, everything is still the same as it was before. health insurance benefits remain in place and people should continue to use them. that federal changes still possible but the details and the impact remain unclear and we are continuing to monitor so that we know what the impact of the is as it is clear proposals come forward. even a clear proposals come forward, california has to act and how california acts will be of significant importance to the department of public health in the city and what's really at risk here is coverage for the 133,000 san franciscans who gain acas sponsored insurance. for those individuals health insurance could be reduced or lost. we want to preserve the gains that were made under the affordable care act and the addition of new insured san
franciscans and we want to make sure that we maintain continuity of care, not just access, the continuity of care in the very health systems across san francisco that serve these individuals. it's also important for you to know healthy san francisco remains in place. we continue to have a healthy san francisco program that will assist those who have no other options for health insurance. that is the conclusion of my presentation. happy to answer questions you may have. >> thank you very much. supervisor kim has a few questions >> thank you i want to ask about congresses passage in regards to title funding and trump p signing into law states ability to withhold federal funding from clinics that perform abortions and family care.. i know that is a state choice, but i want to know a little bit more about what the department of health is thinking about that. title x funding >> right. i am not familiar. i should be formatted. i'm not summa with the actual executive order my investing around some of those decisions were in the american healthcare act and
other places. but we certainly support reproductive rights and offer a continuum of reproductive health services at the department of public health. >> yes. i know that but february actually not sure it's an executive order. i think congress actually passed that. i know trump is signing that into law today or could've been executive you know. signing into law today so it's a legislation that would allow states to withhold federal funding title x funding, from organizations like planned parenthood that perform abortions. that was a lot obama had put into place. it would be great to get more information about that. i think it something we need to prepare for seeing that's decision is out of our hands. i doubt california would take that option up but i'm very interested. >> will be very sure to try to get like the out other california rules i highlight i
think were fortunate to be in a state where many the things are not likely to be adopted by our state likely being one of them. it's only something we need to pay attention to because the state has zero resources they need to make difficult decisions. >> thank you. >> thank you super visor kim. question for you. you mention in your report california roll and you [inaudible] california legislature is hearing a couple options one being single-payer and the other being universal healthcare. do you know where these piece of legislation are in the process? >> the single payer bill has been amended. i think just last week to include much more detail on what it's proposing. has yet to make it through the legislature. the universal healthcare proposal is one that has been talked about by the lieut. gov. but to my knowledge has not yet been put into legislation. >> so okay it's being discussed. it has not been drafted or submitted? >> correct. >> thank you. any other
questions? seeing none, thank you for your presentation i think we will go to public comment at this time. ladies and gentlemen you have public comments. you will have two minutes. your soft chime indicating 30 seconds on your time. if you would like to come up, please do so. >> good evening ladies and gentlemen, supervisors and audience. first of all i want to say who i am. i'm ace on the case washington. i'm not can go through the scenario i really do because this is a very important meeting. very important. first of all at the outset i want to say not only to make a statement but also trying to find out what in the hell is going on? if you don't know our city just edges, want to know what somebody from the federal government here because right now, ace i'm on my way to washington dc. to find out what's happening. with trump i want to him to come to san
francisco to tweet tweet tweet some of things he talks about in his campaign. what do you have to lose? i want him to come to san francisco and tell him to bring the new hud director to san francisco where this thing started out and find out he can tweet and tell the world was happening on fillmore street but as far as the city and county, the city by the bay, everybody needs to know everything is not okay. [inaudible] supposed to be doing. i'm not new to this. i'm true to this. let me take my hat off. i'm not just an ordinary citizen. i should be getting five minutes because i'm making a statement.. hope sf or whatever you want to call it. i was there from the outset. nobody, none of you all, i don't see nobody around one hope sf was put together. [inaudible] lieut. gov. soon will be the next governor. i know him personally. i know
legislators and i know a lot of people person to i know everybody before you got most of the people. that come from my community to the government now are executive directors of -and head of departments in san francisco. the city by the bay. where everybody thinks everything is okay. but i've got something to say. [inaudible / off mic] >> thank you your time is up. your time is up. [inaudible / off mic] mr. cook, please call the sheriff's department thank you. [inaudible / off mic] this meeting is in adjournments. >> [gavel]'s >> [gavel]
>> calling someone to make a correction. the meeting with a german and actually we were in recess. one calls out of recess again and also want to acknowledge that at the beginning of this meeting i wanted to recognize that we have a full quantum, six members of the board of supervisors are here. three representing the budget select committee and three the budget finance subcommittee. so, i appreciate your patience. calling, she still here? i had a couple questions for you. could you describe the difference between the functionality between the aca and healthy sf? >> so essentially formal care at did three things. required people to have health insurance. it gave them more opportunities to get that health insurance. then, he made
some investments in public health and the opportunities to get health insurance, which included medicaid and private health insurance, are the expenses and health insurance which caused healthy san francisco to go down to healthy san francisco is essentially coordinate care program for uninsured health insurance did it looks like health insurance but doesn't uncover you out of the city. it doesn't cover [inaudible] it doesn't give you the entitlement picture you would get with health insurance. like the minimum level of coverage for certain things in a timely access to services. that's kind of a roundabout way to say health insurance is more of a holistic program that's available across counties where you go it's portable with you but unlike healthy san francisco, which is just healthcare coverage within the city for uninsured individuals. >> all right. thank you. another question is, how much in federal dollars does san francisco receive for the winter 33,000 san franciscans
in the expanded medicare program? >> i'm not sure i can answer that you do not to be to san francisco directly. it will be to the providers that serve them we serve about a quarter of the medicaid. the 93,000 got medicaid but the 43,000 got cover california they got their health insurance and other places. in the individual health insurance market. many of them have subsidies and those are federal dollars that come from the sub subsidies but doesn't come directly to the city of san francisco. >> okay. here's another question. the federal health dollars that could be lost, are they tied to other funding streams, or, various funding streams? >> so if i think about medicaid,as the largest portion that could be lost, with the
federal government was considering in the american healthcare act was changing the way states get medicaid funding. right now, it's in entitlements. if we spend money that is an allowable expenditure the federal government will give $.50 on the dollar for those expenditures. there's no limit right now. as long as we spend it on approved relations were approved services. under the american healthcare antenna with a want to do is change it to a per capita and say state of california, we will look at your previous utilization and previous enrollment and we will say you only get so much money per person enrolled in your program, and you have maybe some additional flexibility to use it as you want,, but we are only going to give you that much money and you manage within that budget. that was seen as having a significant budget savings for the federal government and more for the federal government but moves that risk onto the state, which within move it onto counties. >> okay. last question. this is more on demographics, on
trying to understand the profile of the persons that are on the expanded medicare population. so let me reword that. what are the general demographics on the expanded medi-cal population? >> the medicaid expansion we took up here in california had a significant impact on medicare enrollees. nearly doubled enrollment in medi-cal in san francisco. it meant that people who were at incomes between zero and 130% of the federal poverty level it didn't have any other qualifying conditions. i think previously people thought medicaid or medi-cal was a health insurance program for anyone who is low income that wasn't true. if you are a single adult without connection to family or you're not aged or disabled, you do not have eligibility for medicaid. now it single adults between the ages of 19--64, you
don't have disabilities, you don't have children and are in families eligible. it's a significant- >> thank you very much for your time and expertise. supervisor kim >> one quick follow-up question around colored california and the funding that comes from the federal for affordable care act. those in the medicaid population the 800 million that we talk a lot about, that would be-that comes from the federal government, that covers healthcare, that doesn't cover the c cover california clients. >> that's true. >> okay. the contribution to the federal government to our healthcare system is much larger than 800 million. >> that is correct. >> thank you thank you for the clarification. >> thank you very much. all right. so colleagues, we've already taken public comment i don't see any other question. i would love to entertain a
motion for item 1? supervisor tang >> [inaudible] >> i make a motion to >> a motion must be made one of the members of the subcommittee. >> okay. >> i make a motion to continue this item to the call of the chair. >> thank you. i will need a second. motion made by supervisor fewer and second made by supervisor kim. can we take out without objection or roll call >> no roll call >> without objection the motion passes. >> [gavel] >> mr. clerk, any other business for the federal select committee? >> end of the federal select committee agenda. >> thank you very much. >> [gavel] >> now, mr. clerk if not mistaken will now go into our next agenda the budget and
finance committee. is that right? okay please call the item >> item number one hearing to perceive a budget update from the recreation and park department for fiscal year 2017-18 and 2018-19 requesting recreation and park department to report. >> thank you. i want to welcome the general manager mr. philip ginsberg. >> thank you supervisors. we're gonna bring this down a bit. because it's a new budget committee and we have some new members of the board we were going to take just a couple of minutes to do a little bit of a broader overview of our department before we dive right into budget. just a reminder about the breath of your fund it's truly one of the best urban park systems in the united states. the statistics on most proud about is very
very very close to 100% of us live within a 10 minute walk of a part. that's an amazing thing. we oversee almost 15% of the city's land. about 4000 acres. we have 222 neighborhood parks with some new ones that have been acquired.our system is full of playgrounds and play areas could tennis and basketball courts,. [inaudible] swimming pools is call purses and stadiums and on the programs item i don't know enough people realize the breath of our summer programming and what we do. the breath of our recreation. over 77,000 hours of recreation programs offered each year really, 500 summer camps touching every single corner of our city. everyone participates in a programs regardless of ability to pay. the last several years recreation and part apartment averaged offering over $1 million in scholarships based on the public school districts free
and reduced lunch model to kids.. it's a system which people love which people really care about over $180,000 volunteer time in our system. our budget is very much a link to our strategic plan. i thought we would start there. you have a copy of this a strategic plan in front of you. our goal is that san francisco sparks connect us all to play, to nature, and to each other. we are really guided by our mission statement, our vision statement, are organizational values we talk about how we work and interact with the public in our plan is really broken down into five core strategies which you see there. one is inspiring public space. our goal is to keep our parks safe clean and fun, to promote historic and cultural heritage. and to build a great parks of tomorrow. we want to inspire
play by promoting active living, well-being and community for san francisco diverse growing population. we also want to inspire investment. whether that is treasure or sweat to community engagement advocacy partnerships. we want to cultivate more financial resources to keep our parks programs accessible for all. we seek to inspire stewardship by protecting and enhancing precious natural resources conservation, education, and sustainable lan and facility management practices. lastly, in our goodly most important, we seek to inspire our team. we are only good as the people that we are and delivering our services. so we encourage innovation and were trying to cultivate a connected and engaged workforce that delivers outstanding service. these strategies are broken up into a series of objectives and over 80 different specific work initiatives that is in all of what we do but these are things that we are focusing on in our strategic plan. as you will recall in june the voters strongly supported and strongly
approved proposition b. this was an important moment for parks. while voters have been very supportive of capital investment in our park system at the end of the day, sustainable operational funding is critical to our ability to care for it. and steward it. so proposition b provides a baseline of funding which grows very modestly and very incrementally over the years but nonetheless, protects the department from significant economic downturns and allows us to make sure that our parks and programs in our neighborhoods continue to be served and continue to be well stewarded. proposition b was also a commitment by us to make sure we were capital and deferred maintenance. we've a very old park system. it's 140 years old. we have well over $1 billion worth of deferred maintenance needs in our system.
this amount of money allows us to chip away at that but it is a pledge by us that this matters. we are basically taking $50 million a year which is much more than we've ever had before, and was really the benefit of some really good capital planning and work on capital planning committee and capital planning team and frankly, good economy that has allowed us to secure this amount for deferred maintenance. this measure also imposed to the good, very significant and thorough planning requirements. calling for a strategic plan which were already doing but also calling for an operations plan, a capital plan, and very significantly, if i can find the slide, some equity metrics. this is what the language says. it asked the department to develop a set of equity metrics to be used to establish a baseline of recreational park resources [inaudible] compared to services and resource available to the city as a
whole. so from the minute this measure passed and actually long before, we began to think about how we are going to do it. there's been a lot of conversation about equity in our city department's measure equity very differently. i can report after extensive research and that there are very few parks systems frankly, hardly any, actually doing this. i think we've come up with a way of measuring our service delivery that is an emerging best practice in the field. that is, we are using [inaudible] the seven disadvantage population characteristics which include income, employment, linguistic isolation, presence of youth and seniors, asthma rates, low birth weights. i think that is the seven. measuring census tract by census tract compared to the rest of the city. what
you see in this map here in the dark purple are all the areas in the city that are the top 20% of the census tract based on the aggregate presence of those disadvantage population characteristics. the light purple around it are parks within a five minute walk. of those areas. so we are now able to make service-level comparisons and look at how we are doing and how were delivering services and what we refer to as our equity zones compared to our services as a whole. we develop a significant height, a large number of metrics and frankly, over time, as long as we actually have real data we can measure just about anything using this model, using this lens, but here are some examples of some core metrics that speak to our mission. which, i think i to make you feel proud of your park system. if you look at access to parks, inner equity
zones, .47 parks are 1000 residents versus .22 in non-equity zones. our park maintenance, we were curious to see how we taking care of any parks better than others? 84% of our repair and maintenance requests were complete an equity zone compared to 80% in nonequity zones. park investment. this is under your leadership and under the maters leadership, there's been a significant amount in recent years a park capital investment in equity zone parks. we think were doing a half decent job of cultivating volunteerism and stewardship nonequity zone parks. also, it is really the heart of a recreation program delivery. so from this, comes a budget these are policies, or values. now we take a look at our budget. our 16-17 budget was $208 million. of this, 154
of it is our operating budget and another 54 of it is capital. i want to note that our capital budget is lengthy. it doesn't look the same every year. it really depends on when we are issuing bonds and when we get grants and when philanthropy comes in. so we do -i cannot tell you we have $50 million every year for capital. it's actually very very widely in the counting is done it's a little goofy. your to smooth this out over a long period of time. where does our money come from? it comes from three primary sources. most significantly, the general fund. our general fund subsidy. now, this is the amount that under proposition e we have some long-term stability. proposition b comes with a
share of responsibility we are responsible for managing arlen increases in cost. to the extent where pay more for water or for salaries or for healthcare, or, for legal services or material and supplies, that is our responsibility to manage but it does provide a baseline. it protects the bottom from falling out like it did in 07-08 we had significant layoffs when we had to close cup clubhouses and things like that. that should not happen again. the second primary source of our revenue is our open-space fund. we receive five cents-i'm sorry 2.5 cents, i wish it was five, melissa it's 2 1/2 cents of every property tax revenue is set aside in general fund dollars, but it set aside in our open-space fund. that open-space fund is a pretty important part of our overall financial model. lastly is the money we earn. this is very relevant. i will remind you every single park system in the country has an earned revenue spreadsheet. that is revenue from things being in small pr
program fees. it's our concessions. it's outside lands. it's the parking garages which are beneath some of our parks and all contribute to our earned revenue. significantly, and importantly, earned revenue is where we have the ability over time to make more investments in our park system. our hope is that the open-space fund which is been doing well, because the increase in property tax revenue, but in some point it's expected to level off in general fund is really just-it's gonna stay pretty steady with minor incremental growth to the extent either cost significantly rise, or if you would like us to make additional investments in our park system, it is that earned revenue bucket that gives us the flexibility to do that. where do we spend our money? you see those two pie charts here. they look at things in different ways. starting with the one on the left side of the
slide, the biggest chunk of our support is for park maintenance. that is for gardeners, are gardner supervisors. our custodial teen . that is the biggest expense that we have. it slightly smaller for recreation and aquatic staff. we have a full-blown corporate yard at rec and park. we've electricians and plumbers roof workers and cement masons. that is a big chunk of our budget you will see that 93% of our budget includes directly into the [inaudible]. our administration, the administration staff, we do a lot with a little. we are pretty lean. then, by type, and the shark probably should not [inaudible] than other city department. the business expenditure for us it remains salary and benefits. i think other things we do rely pretty
heavily on the services or other department's and that's an area of cost containment that worries us a little bit. because we can't necessarily control what we do like over a large organization and because of the nature of what we do we do get our fair share of trip and fall and injuries in our park system. legal services. that's a big chunk. water, we are also very sensitive about material and supplies and equipment. those costs have continued to rise that's pretty much how we spend our money. i think, as you know, city departments we are given some budget targets. we were not as to make-we were not expected to make a cut because a proposition b but we had to manage our own resources after we did the math on our 16-17 budget looking at all of our increase cost, we to $1.5 million base budget shortfall to solve. we are solving appeared with revenue. it allows us to make a modest
amount of continued investment. >> supervisor yee has a question. >> can you backup just a bit. the base bun makes up 31%. my understanding is that the book that should be towards acquisition of a [inaudible] >> no. small pieces are reserved for acquisition. there's an acquisition fund is also a contingency reserve. it's funny that is supposed to be spent on development and maintenance. it's not for recreation. it's not for some of the other things we do. it augments our ability to care for our 4000 acres of open space. there are specific carveouts in the charter where money set aside for acquisition and a significant amount of money is set aside for the reserve >> soi guess my question really becomes even within the categories you name, it doesn't seem to be reflective of your pie chart in regards to to the
types of programs or whatever. your park maintenance there but- >> it's mostly in park maintenance, supervisor, that would go through again this is an operations budget not a capital budget. so acquisition funds, we would look at in the context of our capital plan we've all kinds of restrictions on sort of some funds but within our budget. i did not laid out in detail here. >> the pie chart i'm looking at is [inaudible] >> yes. >> how much money does pie chart represent? >> it's a sum total of our operating budget, which is$154 million. >> the 154, i believe, the slide that showed that.
>> the slide that showed what our operating budget is right here. they are not numbered. >> sfgov tv, the overhead, please. >> there it is, yes. okay the 154. got it. the budget is not reflected. >> not reflected there. again, the capital budget is a little bit more complicated and we do a capital plan and stay with a capital planning committee. then it comes to you but this is a look at our operations. >> i think i answered my own question. >> again in 18-19 because this is a two-year budget plan, again our goal is to solve revenue allowing us to make some minor investments back into the system. again, preserving this $59 a year to
tackle general fund capital to tackle deferred maintenance and related capital needs. so what are we doing with those funds this year? our budget allocations are linked to our strategic plan, which you saw earlier. under strategy one aspiring space, we are moving towards a preventative maintenance module that allows us not just to fix stuff when it's broken and when it's really broken we issue a bond, we want to get out front develop a preventive maintenance system and this requires a significant amount of maintenance planning to go along with just the folks that have the substantive the skills to do the [inaudible] so were investing preventive maintenance planning services. we are adding staff to do some additional deferred minutes work. i believe that this is in our structural maintenance yard. i think a couple of cement masons where we've got
some shortages and backlogs. and then related to more park cleanup and-which i'm sure you're all interested in, we are adding some labors to free up our gardeners to do more horticultural time where our labors can kind of [inaudible] custodial staff does stuff inside buildings and restrooms and were adding labors to help us with park cleanup on the outside space. this is a little bit of a highlight what that general fund capital budget looks like. by the way, the things you see in purple here, we've highlighted this is work in our equity zones. equity -related work. just so you can kind of see how we have begun to use this lens to really think about equity in a variety of ways. i just want to pull up a larger chart here. not every bucket of our capital budget request is showing here. but
general building maintenance, this is the stuff that pays the nuts and bolts of what our structural maintenance does every day comes out of that. we have money for camp mather. we are on a field revocation cycled with our synthetic fields. let me see. i think supervisor kim has welcomed a new replacement of a field at franklin square. i believe supervisor ronen has just welcomed the replacement of aesthetic turf field at garfield. i believe youngblood coleman and silver terrace are next up. crocker is in the loop. swifter plan these fields. these have a shelf life of 10 years and we need to put money aside because they're big replacement cost. is also money for grass rehabilitation project as well. we are investing a considerable more in urban forestry for obvious reasons weaver hundred and 31,000 [inaudible]. we've got
wild weather that we experience this winter we are seeing more tree failures meaning, tree maintenance becomes more and more critical and part of that tree maintenance work involves tree assessment of parks for doing over a cycle of time. court resurfaced things. these are the vascular courts and tennis courts, and asphalt in your districts we do categorize these. we look-we do a condition facility index and we try to tackle as many of the most critical ones that we can thanks to supervisor kim we have extra funny this year as a result of an agreement reached over a developing project. i think san francisco save our sports is adding fun into the pot. it's not shown here but will allow us to tackle number of tennis courts and i think almost every district. then, - i'm sorry - and 17-18 we are leveraging some existing
resources and capital resources, with this plan to tackle some park projects where there's been a desire for a scope that exceeds our budget. in these three equity zone parks. play. inspiring plate this more focused on recreation and this is a little sample. one of the programs that would love for you to know about that were most proud about is something called a tennis learning center. we are working on a major renovation of golden gate park tennis center which is really open it's the hub of public tennis in san francisco. it's a very expensive capital project. i think 80-90% of the money is going to be philanthropic we raised were about halfway there but the program the vision is modeled after something in palo alto which is really beautiful. it's kids where kids from east palo alto comfort to stanford campus for a mix of tennis and high
school tutoring and youth to bauman. it's a very very successful program with documented data driven outcomes we want to replicate that in golden gate park it the way we are starting this project is that three rec centers, one is at pellagra. when is at betty -and when is it hamilton we've been partnering with elementary schools were kids come over k-five and they are getting 45 minutes of tennis instruction and then about 45 minutes to an hour of swim work assistant my stop is actually working with the elementary schools and we know kids and were feeding them and it's been really really successful. division here is the graduates from that program the kids most serious move on to golden gate park through middle school and so it's high school readiness and tennis. our athletic outcome is more kids of color playing tennis in high school. so we are investing in this program at
the elementary school level this year. the it's going well. more program coordination for citywide sickness and citywide fitness and wellness i think we offer-i think now 35 free zumba classes per week there's one out right outside the civic center as i was walking in for budget these are all over the city in every district. they're very very well attended and were trying to do more of that but we need to be able to kind of scale this we need a little more investment in that and lastly, it's a small amount of money but i added it because i'm very proud of it. sam san francisco has become the help a baseball for all movement national. that is giving girls the chance to play baseball. 100,000 girls before high school play little league baseball. by the time they get to high school is down to 1000. we hosted the last summer, we
hosted the national baseball for all tournaments. this time a team of girls will be going to rockford illinois, the rockford teacher peaches to compete in the national torment against other girls and this is serious baseball. this is really extremely awesome competitive baseball. as a result, now our san francisco little league's have all-girls divisions and article girls teams. to invest a little more in that program. we are going to make-i'm doubling down but were going to increase our funding and civic center plaza. we are working with several other city agencies who know about this. were bringing significant investment to civic center between the playground project and the zumba in america scores, and i think this is a space that just needs to be continue to be program. were working with a lot of community partners hunters point family, downtown street. the civic center cbd. we just feel like we need to do more in the space it's not just
a plaza is 1600 new housing units go up around here it's also a neighborhood park. lastly, when you do a better job of telling our story a little bit, our history, our culture, and there some new awesome technology out and about. our technology is okay. it's not as good as i think it should be given that we are san francisco and this is going to enable us to deliver an app with a lot of interpretive services and also make people more aware of our programs. which we want to invest in. stewardship. we have a number of investments in the strategy. we want to expand our green acres program which is currently at [inaudible] for those of you that don't know, these are high school teenagers . it's a nine-month program of environment all education and youth development these kids get a stipend.. they get
funding for attendance and for doing certain things and they become environmental education it's volunteers and it's a great program we want to grow. supervisor sheehy, you in particular often though with our efforts and our leave no trace effort at dolores but we want to expand that effort a little bit, and a lot of what we want to do is do more outreach in equity zones and vulnerable communities to get him into our programs, to get them communities to volunteer, to form additional friends groups, supervisor cohen you been involved with that. we want to do more of that. then lastly workforce development. we are adding i think you--three partnership gardeners. this is been an amazing program. i was at a-we had a ceremony last week called captains ceremony. where people gardeners became captains which is sort of like an assistant supervisor level. three of those captain started out as public service trainees. so our
path when park made inside started as a public service [inaudible] which might be somebody who comes through downtown streets were hunters point family or any of our violence prevention programs that we are doing. some of those folks then going to be apprentices the premises become gardeners. the gardeners become captains. the captains become supervisors and we had three become captains who are pretty proud of our workforce to bauman efforts. i was just with director kelly and the mayor and the folks from local 261 with the city of phoenix is copycatting our garner pressure program they are now the second city in the country to do it. they're also doing one in the park side with a waste sanitation services which they do more in house goes a proud moment for workforce development for san francisco. we do a lot of outreach. internal and external outreach and that's all i've got for you.
>> supervisor kim >> thank you. i have a number of questions that manager ginsburg, thank you so much for the presentation and i also appreciate hearing hearing about the work you are doing in our district. it just demonstrates our communities commitment to the equity in outside metrics john avalos at the time and supporting proposition b which i know had questions about it sorry difficult to do a set-aside even when we believe in the value for the department like open space and park. because we know that ties our hands around making budgetary decisions annually equity metrics i've a couple questions on that. before i get to that could you talk about the pse program? i'm curious how long did it take those individuals to get to the captain level and how many individuals are generally in the pse program? congratulations, by the way. that's great to hear. >> thank you. we work with
human services pfts come to us through a variety of different ways. but i think what we are talking about is pre-apprentice. most of those employees come to us through the human services agency. frankly, given--we could use your help in thinking on this-wwe would like more.. there are real recruitment issues right now. trying to get people into these roles. but we have somewhere between 100-200 and a variety of different ways. currently >> currently? bs. not all in the park maintenance space. their deployed in recreation. we have some and custodial. there in a variety of different park operations units. we actually have some-i've somebody in our partnership [inaudible] that start out as a psp. there's a variety of opportunities there. it took
these folks who are now captains, i would say, probably -i don't know this for certain-i think probably three years. 3-4 years. so that would be let's call it a year as a pst the apprenticeship program is between a year and two years depending upon our hiring cycles. then there probably a rank-and-file gardener for a year or two and identified as potential leader. >> what is the-i don't know how you measure success of the program them up but i guess the percentage of the pst workers that end up getting permanent jobs with the city. >> i think that's more of a question for director from the human services agency or the mayor's office of economic and workforce development. it's a good question. i mean, i think we've been very very open to receiving psp, pre-apprentice
means there's a lot of life skill work that needs to go into these are folks that may or may not be ready for full-time work for a variety of reasons. it's been a good program for us. at the very least, even if they don't go on to city jobs, they've had a full year's worth of experience in our department and that builds a resume and helps maybe whether the city build in the private sector, or a variety of different pathways and we only have a narrow slice of this equation, but we've been very happy with it. >> okay. thank you so much. also, very happy with the work we are doing at civic center. it's even nice to see the temporary playground get utilized in. today when i walked by a very excited about the helen diller i guess part three playground for the city. the court resurfacing and thanks for bringing it up the tennis clubs the debate club's
commitment to running resurfacing it be great if we could get a list of the courts that are being planned on being resurfaced just to see how it's been distributed throughout the city. >> sure. >> my next question or request was more about activation of our fields. i know i'm going to speak for very district oriented perspective as i'm sure the other supervisors in may. i'm glad to see more activation of the [inaudible] park and i want to thank you for your hardship in our office of propping is activating this new park. does never club site on house but obviously, kitty corner has a rec center. it would be great to work with your office to figure out how we can utilize that baseball field even more so it can be more utilize on the weekends and evenings i'm not sure how to do that but just more planned activities that we have in the park. [inaudible / off mic] siri found it. it would be great to be able to work with your office on that and i did not realize there was such a decrease in gross participation
in baseball really appreciate rpd's connecting to that point. >> to that end, we are overwhelmed with youth sports in our field capacity doesn't-can't keep up with demand. i think i would probably need to go back into a deeper dive to understand how dmd in particular is being used. i know for example, there is a sf youth baseball team out of you pay, i believe. you and i have spoken about that >> and jean friend >> that is right that we do kind of when we can to minimize transportation barriers assign fields closest to where the neighborhood is coming from. this is a blend that'll be really welcome the chance to work with you. we don't have staff to program every neighborhood where streak when it's not going to happen to what we try to do is use community partners and use organized sports to keep our particularly athletic spaces, programs. you been a great
supporter. of organized sports that sense around the batting cages can be what it should be which is a ballfield. does not mean offers dog park means a ballfield. those things don't mix so well. we welcome other opportunities. i think there's also conversation to be had as you and i have also discussed about maintaining open time and access for our community and neighborhood to access space versus having permitted or program. there is a balance. both are right approaches. >> no. i want to be sensitive because we all read about what happened in the mission and soccer fields. so it's hard for me to say, well this isn't a program. it be great to see more on that field. it's a good-i'm glad you brought up that point because it is true. we want to
make sure there's that balance between community's that don't often access a rental system and that do. >> rental permit. it's just a -what it is, a reservation but it's for a particularly structured activity versus unstructured activities. those are different things. there spaces we do event spaces that we do rent,, but a baseball game my need to reserve the space because those teams that show up need to be able to count on the field. so-- >> that's a permitting process?'s bs. that's the balance. i'm excited to hear, we were together and figure out strategies to activate [inaudible] more. the amazing part. i think it's more important in the neighborhood. that combined with some of the plan improvements to add capacity jean friend create an amazing recreation and open space help right in the heart of some >> i just want to commend your partnership with public works on
the pitstops. it's been hugely successful. very sad to see marcus i think this was his last week. the neighbors already in love with him and our park is getting more utilized. by families and children because he is there on site. i know this is a tough discussion point but i do think it's important to have disposal boxes at parks but not to encourage people to use, just so there's a safe disposal site, and i hate getting reports that kids are seeing it in the playground. of course, what the activity and behavior to end but i just think having a safe disposal box will help at least that hurt some of those needles into an appropriate location. >> it's a vexing issue in a vexing policy discussion. you should know we're not just sort of deftly ignoring the idea. we've had conversations with public health about it. for us, it's a simple metric. does it
result in examples ivan i hate focusing on this because this is a small piece of the reality in our park system-but does it result in having this employee safety issue as well. so does it result in fewer needles in our parks on the grounds whether playground or grass or whatever. that is one bit of analysis. that i think needs to be a little more thoroughly tested and vetted maybe with a pilot or two or something, but --the other side of that coin is does it result in more unhealthy activity happening in the park. those are the >> right. does it attract the behavior because the disposal boxes there?'s bs >> we have piloted safe needle disposal box in any of our parks? >> no. not in an authorized way. there's been unauthorized pilots. >> okay. so we don't have a
way of understanding whether-he was weeping in some conversation with public health about figuring out an appropriate way to test that. >> that would be great. i'm sure public health and public works has data because all our pitstops with the exception of this one to have the needle disposal box. >> [inaudible]'s bs they're different. i want to distinguish that and i'm curious whether in their data they demonstrates that there's increased activity because of the boxes being on the corners,, or if it does actually help >> if it creates a cleaner safer and more in joyous park then that is good. if it does not then that's bad and not conducive with the mission >> by the wway i'm agree with you i'm of the opinion that it may reduce the number of needles we see in the park but you are right, i don't have the data to prove that and so it would be like a department of
public health or works to actually understand what the facts are. so it would be great to get to some type of conclusion and if the data shows that it attracts the behavior increases the number of needles outside of the box i'll support your position but if we were to get that information.. thank you. >> thank you. supervisor sheehy, i believe you are next. >> thank you. thanks for that great presentation. i have a few questions. one is, we are seen where a lot of trash gets generated. dolores park around [inaudible] and really, the summer weekend events, which i'm sure you are aware we both probably get blown up over that. the recent weekend the first weekend of the summer. so i've a couple of questions around that. how will your budget include sufficient funds to handle this? then the other question is about coordination
with ecology, may be dpw because for composting and recycling and getting the trash out but also from the surrounding neighborhoods because there's a lot of those kinds of spills out and the neighbors feel very confident this is can be an ongoing issue for the rest of the summer into the fall. >> so we've often said that the worst part gets love to death and we invest $2539 and created an amazing design that people love it even more. this probably consumes a higher amount of staff than energy and frankly, resources by myself than any other almost any other single challenge, which is how do we inspire better behavior at the laurus. from a resource perspective, i don't have precise specifics. i do know our parks are not budgeted apart by park. there budgeted in park service areas. which
overlap-they're not precisely based on supervisors old district lines. our parks are where they are so there's a little bit of a blend but dolores is getting very disproportionate share of the park services area, resources, we have added dollars for extra porter parties and things during the summer. are ecology built there is higher there than almost anyplace else and frankly, we bring more staff both on the part main inside to dolores and that we have a community campaign called love dolores, were we have interns, some are paid some are unpaid, out there as you know you been out there every weekend with an umbrella spreading the love dolores.. we are trying everything we can. at the end of the day, we need people to behave better out there. packing in and packing out. to the grade, we are diverting are you a remarkable amount of
compostable and recyclable waste because we have-we work with ecology on the eco-pop-up which is there during the weekends not just the summer but the spring spring through the fall the shoulder [inaudible] every time you can bring your compostable's and there's a place to put them right there on dolores street there's a place to put your recycling, and so we are seeing less trash into landfill, which is good, but a lot of people just are not doing it and they're leaving it. a lot of people ask but when i trash cans in the middle of the party becomes getting that amount of waste in and out is actually very-is pretty challenging and there is data to show that trash cans invite more trash and more dumping and more litter. we are asking people to actually have the trash cans in the eco-pop-up all around the perimeter regardless on a busy weekend day it's another six-$7000 worth of overtime in additional staff costs in
cleaning up. we do talk to re-ecology quite a bit and re-ecology has increased its garbage barrel with us pretty significantly during the summer you will see their bear three having four times a day enter emptying trash bins and doing a variety things to manage the problem we will not solve the central people stop treating the park like one gigantic garbage basket. they have to pick up their own trash. this is not a complicated problem in there something that is unique about that park and maybe some of the parting happens but i can't quite figure it out it's not everybody, but too many people come to the park and just leave it. my staff worked so hard out there the weekends are brutal for them the truth of the matter is, the next morning it's always clean. but it's a hard one. >> have we thought about
finding people? >> it's an interesting issue. public works has bar mental resource officers. are park rangers do have citations. i need to go back and look, whether we've issued citations for littering. we do a lot of education and a lot of warning i'm not sure how often we are actually finding people and maybe that is something after a warning that we might want to consider doing. >> yes. i mean those are my voters. but >> actually, they're not. the dolores park they may not be. dolores park is a destination your people coming from all over the bay area to hang out in dolores park. big chunkof dolores park are your neighbors and voters, but people can come from all over to be in dolores park. >> but i do wonder if there is no consequences, sometimes we need something. >> at the last couple of years we've been trying to put on
pressure and a little bit of community shaming.. we will see how that continues to go. >> might want to consider fines. >> thank you >> plus, i would give you some cost recovery. about equipment purchasing, i learn your department is some purchasing is delayed because of the thresholds have not been raised . like gardeners have shared devices like aerators [inaudible] have increased in price. so in the past, you would buy these immediately and now the process is a more lot more complex. so i know were working with legislation on this topic so thank you for sharing your thoughts. >> thank you for having an interest in this rather wonky one. it's really important to our gardeners perform a little
miracle every day. the things that really kind of try them nuts are the inability to actually procure the tools and supplies they need to do the job. some of these tools and slice got more expensive and i am not a purchasing expert, but i believe there is a $5000 thresholdthat has become really cumbersome for maintenance staff to operate on a i don't know the expense of other city departments, but it makes our procurement after 5000, there's a different process for procurement and it causes delays and a lot of aggravation for gardeners. >> thank you. lastly, we have the eir bill on natural areas and there's two things have an interest in. one, i did want to inquire about additional staffing for natural areas. because now we have all the
space i think maintenance is going to be more complex. then the other was to look at environmental management use of pesticides. i just was hoping we could prepare to discuss these items during the june 1 budget meeting. >> absolutely. >> thank you a much supervisor sheehy. dir. ginsburg, i appreciate the update. i particularly like the strategic plan and also the community report. my complements to your team that put this together. very helpful. i look forward to putting it in our resource table in the office to collect him if there's no other questions, i think we will go to public comments. thank you very much. any members of the public that would like to comment on item number one, please, come up seeing none, public comment is closed >> [gavel] >> thank you. i would love to entertain a motion on this item.
>> would you like a motion to call the chair or file >> motion to file >> is there a second? >> second. >> moved and seconded. without objection, please, note the house has changed.. without objection. thank you. >> [gavel] >> thank you director ginsburg item 2 >> item number two a resolution adopting the 10 year capital expenditure plan fiscal year 2018-2027 pursuant to administrator kate of code section 3.23 >> as our speaker comes to the microphone, i want to be that we received an in-depth overview on the capital plan two weeks ago at this committee. we have not requested another formal presentation from the city administrator however, brian strachan is available for any questions. if there are none,
seeing none, i think were okay mr. shawn. appreciate you. unless you have any burning remarks you have to get off your chest? >> no. thank you for the opportunity but i'm here for-- if there's any to follow-up. >> appreciate that. making yourself available for questions. any member of the public that would like to speak on this item, please, come up seeing none, public comment is closed >> [gavel] >> colleagues, motion on this item? >> i will make a motion to file this >> we need to adopt this intent of the full board with a positive recommendation. >> i see. i will make a motion to with this out-of-court committee with a positive recommendation >> all right. we will take that without objection. supervisor tang made the second >> [gavel] >> thank you. please, call item 3 >> item three resolution
adopting cities five-year information and community action technology plan for fiscal year 2018-22022. >> thank you. similar to the capital plan, we would received an in-depth overview on the plan this committee. so we have not requested a formal presentation from the city administrator's office we do have mr. jamie here of able to answer any questions. all right. seeing none, go to mother public comments. seeing none, public comment is closed >> [gavel] >> thank you very much. motion for this item? >> i'll make a motion to send forth a resolution to the full board with positive recommendation in >> thank you. second? >> second. >> we can take that without objection. i'm sorry i want to note the house has changed. supervisor kim is not with us. without objection, thank you. >> [gavel] >> mr. clark, next item
>> item number three adopting the cities five-year financial plan for fiscal year 2017-2022. speak great we've got the mayors budget director to join us and to make the herself available if there's questions on this particular item. i don't see any questions. so let's go ahead and go to public comments for anybody in the public like to comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed >> [gavel] >> thank you. motion and second on this item? >> so moved. >> second. >> we can take that without objection. thank you. >> [gavel] >> any other business before this body?>> no further business before the committee. >> thank you judgment. this
project is not about citizenship but really academy our immigrant community. >> making sure they're a part of what we do in san francisco the san francisco pathway to citizenship initiative a unique part of just between the city and then our 5 local foundations and community safe organizations and it really is an effort to get as many of the legal permanent residents in the san francisco since 2013 we started reaching the san francisco bay area residents and 10 thousand people into through 22 working groups and actually completed 5 thousand applications for citizenship our cause the real low income to moderate income resident in san
francisco and the bayview sometimes the workshops are said attend by poem if san mateo and from sacking. >> we think over restraining order thousand legal permanent residents in san francisco that are eligible for citizenship but totally lack information and they don't have trained professionals culturally appropriate with an audience you're working with one time of providing services with pro bono lawyers and trained professionals to find out whether your eligible the first station and go through a purview list of questions to see if they have met the 56 year residents arrangement or they're a u.s. citizenship they once they get through the screening they go to
legal communication to see lawyers to check am i eligible to be a citizen we send them to station 3 that's when they sit down with experienced advertising to fill out the 4 hundred naturalization form and then to final review and at the end he helps them with the check out station and send them a packet to fill and wait a month to 6 weeks to be invited in for an oral examine and if they pass two or three a months maximum get sworn in and become a citizen every single working groups we have a learning how to vote i mean there are tons of community
resources we go for citizenship prep classes and have agencies it stays on site and this is filing out forms for people that are eligible so not just about your 22 page form but other community services and benefits there's an economic and safety public benefit if we nationalize all people to be a citizen with the network no objection over $3 million in income for those but more importantly the city saves money $86 million by reducing the benefit costs.
>> thank you. >> i've been here a loventh i already feel like an american citizen not felt it motorbike that needs to happen for good. >> one day - i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, for liberty and justice for all. >> you're welcome. >> (singing). >> (clapping.) >> introduce the san francisco field officer director ribbon
that will mirror the oath raise your hand and repeat the oath i hereby declare on oath repeating. >> citizens cry when they become citizenship to study this difficult examine and after two trials they come back i'm an american now we're proud of that purpose of evasion so help me god please help me welcome seven hundred and 50 americans. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> she wants to be part of the country and vote
so much puppy. >> you know excited and as i said it is a long process i think that needs to be finally recognized to be integrated that is basically, the type of that i see myself being part of. >> out of everybody on tv and the news he felt that is necessary to be part of community in that way i can do so many things but my voice wouldn't count as it counts now. >> it's everybody i hoped for a bunch of opportunities
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started as a intern guided through the process eventually one day a a deputy director or staying with the puc is where i love it [gavel] good afternoon everyone. this meeting will come to order. welcome to the april 12, 2016 regular meeting of the rules committee. i am supervisor ahsha safai chair of the committee. to