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but the three of us, including larry griffin, who is our board claire, have been around this project for a long, long time now. what we really ended up doing is having great supporters like alice barkley. where is that girl? alice represented us legally pro bono for years and years and years. [ applause ] outside of saying, "pat, shut up. you don't know what you're talking about. just do what i'm telling you to do, and you'll be all right." phillip just wanted to say a brief word before we introduce our incredible mayor, mayor edly. >> thank you. welcome to all of you and thank you for coming. i just want to -- larry will
introduce the board of directors but i just want to tell you what the program's going to be. we're going to introduce the board of directors and many, mayor lee, willie brown, london bree and kevin killburn will give a few statements. after that there will be a ceremonial ribbon-cutting outside. so for those of you who want to take pictures of the ribbon-cutting, before it starts, you should go outside. it's a better pick from outside than inside. the other thing is that there are people you see with these name tags that are typed. that's part of our staff and that's part of our board. if you have any questions whatsoever, talk to them. pull them aside and test them. okay? i hope they read their cheat sheets. okay. and i give you larry griffin, president.
>> yea. [ applause ] >> good afternoon, folks. and thank you, everybody, that is here. this whole project was a community effort. it wasn't just one or two people. it was a lot of people led by phillip and by pat, so. our board members that are here today, our vice president is carlos reid. carlos. >> whew. [ applause ] >> he's also the athletic director for drew that uses our gym quite frequently and andrea patton-housely is in the house. >> she's here. andrea. [ applause ] and there is one person i cannot forget to mention and that is ferris mackris. yes. that's an incredible member of our board. we do have a couple of people missing today. however, we have a couple of folks here. >> and ugee is here.
ugee worked here for a long time as a youth counselor. this is ugee tom, right here. [ applause ] ugee has been absent for a while now because she's in medical school at u.c. davis and she will be coming back to us as "dr. tom" one day. >> that's right. >> yes. the adam is not here. that, i think -- >> eric is here. >> oh, eric sapphire. where is he? >> yea! >> [ applause ] oh, eric. my god. come on up here. eric is -- this is really a good thing to see eric, folks. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> how are 'ya? [ applause ] >> okay. >> no, no. you still have shelly. >> oh, my god. shelly bradford-bell. do i need to say anything about shelly bradford-bell? i don't
think so. i think most folks know the bell. okay. folks, according to my speaker, i have the honour of introducing someone behind our project 125%, and that's mayor ed lee. can we get a round of applause for him. [ applause ] >> thank you, larry patton, phil. i remember being here when we turned the spade of dirt. it's been a long, long time. but you're all still here for the ribbon-cutting. i remember art agnos, john and willie brown. we're still here to turn over the dirt. yeah.
[ applause ] it's taken a while. it's taken too long for the purpose set out by the community, for people working with board president, london breed, for way too long waiting for this. because some of the youth we wanted to serve, they're adults now. we still have got more to do. this is only 50 units. but it took a long time. and it's one of those examples where when we have got something important, we ought not to have lawsuits stop them. >> yeah. >> we have to do a better job as a community if we are going to serve them. and booker t. has been there since day one. and i want to say, booker t., thank you for doing all of the work, all of the good work. [ applause ] so -- so before someone accuses me of being too long, i'm going to say thank you to everybody. i know it was a barrage of different sources of money, not just the city, not just equity, not just john stewart, not just
the state. not just raymond james, not just cit ibank. -- citibank. all of them putting together youths, the service center. i'm looking forward to the young people who come through whose lives will be touched and changed so, when they say they're part of booker t., they're part of the city, they're part of the future. this is san francisco. love and compassion for everybody. thank you. [ applause ] >> supervisor breed has reminded many he we have not told everybody what this project is. we have 50 units of housing, half for young people that have aged out of foster 0 care or are at risk of homelessness. so those 25 units, more than half of them are filled now. we
also have 24 units and 50%, 60% -- at 50%, 60% median income. that means it is, the rent is about $50 a month. i just had someone ask the city to buy that for $800,000. >> it was rick. >> that's right. that's exactly who it was. so we have -- for those 24 units, we had 1,300 applications. >> wow. >> so the housing situation here, particularly for young people and for poor people is really acute. and i will definitely be on hand tomorrow when mayor lee signs this sequel legislation because it's absolutely needed. and there's nothing else i can say about it. we have to cut through the red tape so we can create more housing for the people who live here. our kids can't afford this. >> yeah.
>> yeah. i want now to answer. >> yes. >> what? the community center london is on me again for not explaining stuff. we have a community center that now has youth radio studios, so we'll have a san francisco radio over here eventually. right now we have a media and tech center. we have childcare. and jimmy john is organizing the childcare. they were here two weeks ago. it is great to see these 2-year-olds running around this place that we've never seen before. we've got another playground that was built by the parents and the children. they designed it. it was built with the help of lucas film and disney. we have a full nba gym that can be divided into two smaller gyms. we are in partnership with drew
school. drew school came to our rescue because we had to have an unemcouple bettered site to build this. we had a half a million mortgage at 10% interest and drew paid it off. [ applause ] >> whew. so we've continued to do what we've also done which are programs for young people and after-school programs for those young people between the ages of 5 and 18. we have a mind/body health center now in addition to the gym, and we have a music studio. so we're ready to go. the other thing we do, is we teach cycling. and we have 50 bicycles. and we have a cycling center downstairs. we teach kids how to navigate the streets of san francisco. and we teach them how to do minor repairs. you will notice that the two principal things we
have, cycling, which is -- which is one of my passions, and radio, which is another one, are here in this center. i'm sorry about that. but that's -- that's how that happened. yes. yes? >> okay. >> we wanted to also point out that we have some elected officials here today. and other than the president of the board of supervisors, we have supervisor jeff sheehy here with us today. [ applause ] and we also have state senator, scott weiner. thank you both for joining us. >> all right. it's hard to introduce a man with blue suede shoes, but it can be done. i'd like to ask the former mayor,
speaker of the assembly, the honorable willy "blue suede shoes" brown to join us. [ applause ] >> let me thank you who have waited so long and put in so much time and energy. i think that the evolution of booker t. washington community center in to the facility that was described by pat a moment ago and including, clearly, the 50 units of housing. the ad vent of john burton being as dedicated as he has been for multiple chores. he assumed the responsibility a long time ago on behalf of all of the elected types to do something about kids who reached 18 years of age and who were then free allegedly, but without the kind of support
and services needed to allow them to grow into full adults. john's undertaken all of that. and to acknowledge that here at booker t. washington is a good thing. some of you may or may not know, but booker t. washington community center was exactly two blocks from where i lived. i lived at 2547 sutter, apartment 326, right here in the west side housing, public housing. that's right down the way. my uncle had the rental arrangement and, in those days, nobody checked. and so he had -- he had some other relatives living there with him and i was one of those other relatives living there with him. and booker t. was where you'd go. and then, of course, you know, over the years, i morphed in to being a participant and lots of things around the city. and i started to coach a team, a little basketball team. we called it the globetrotters.
and it was -- i mean, it was a great team. we, clearly, won games at every community center, whether we played at booker t., whether we played the ones at woo cannotin, whether we played the ones at cannon kip. we would do what guys do. i'd go to washington and get the best player out there. i'd go to mission and get the best player out there. i would put together all of the best players. leroy doss was the best player. he was the number one center on the team. john will remember and probably agnos as well that the only alive black republican in the world ran booker t. center. his daughter and his son and it
was amazing how this was designed and people participated. jim stratton was here and he was the booker t. washington executive director. a mean son of a bitch but in every way and when in college london the organizations called -- i guess you would call them alpha, calpa, all of us. this is where we played when there was a fraternity league going booker t. is where we did exactly that. we didn't know about all of the people living out in hunter's point. they were foreigners. we didn't bring them over here because we had a black community that was incredible and booker t. was near the center of that black community. and it was just a wonderful thing. and to now have it redone to
seat it this day in age, it is a godsend and -- and to have it redone in this day in age, it is a godsend and as said, you can look to do with the right kind of resources, the right kind of leadership and the right kind of dedication in a city that is dedicated to facilitating. and booker t. suffered through all of those years and all that approval and all of the other places can learn from booker t. and do it with greater speed. >> mm-hmm. >> but not with any more love. thank you.
[ applause ] >> as most of you know or most of you don't know, this center is broken into two parts. we have our community center on the far right here. and then we have the housing complex which is where everybody is over here. we're where the 50 units of housing are. and that housing is named after a gentleman named john burton since i've known when i was knee high. he was knee high, too. he wasn't an adult yet. this was the john burton housing complex funded largely by the john burton foundation. and we'd like to have john come up and say a few words. please, sir. [ applause ] >> whew. >> and while john's on his way up, i'd like to mention that rick moriono is here who is the president of the board of directors of the john burton foundation. >> whew. >>
[ applause ] >> thanks a lot, larry. i would first like to thank our board members, rick and mariono who played a big role. because he knows development and trying to help pat through some of this snake pit stuff that they go through, including the fact that one of the city agencies was not going to elect -- it wasn't the mayor's office. he told us that that's giving it to him. but they would not let us park cars because there was a little piece of paper that hadn't been signed. and pat's very polite. i would have said, screw them. tow the mayor's car away and see how he gets there. but rick mariono and -- there she is. who? who else is here? who? >> tammy. >> oh, yeah.
tammy and i had a stroke. i don't remember. [beep] and this is us talking. i was a ymca kid. we were playing in the tenderloin. we were playing basketball at booker t. probably the most troubled guy was jones and willy will remember. this was west side that had a church and gym. first united presbyterian had a gym. a lot of churches had gyms where young kids could play. and it doesn't happen anymore. in the rebirth of this, it's just a really great thing. and i'm so happy that we could be part of it. because this is going to be a real community center. and i believe after the neighbors around here and pat will tell you how many were
supportive and how many weren't. no, i don't know that much. but people will see what can happen when a community gets together and does something for young people. it improved the community. and as the mayor goes, they could build homes not for people that do not have homes. so there is a big difference. i'm proud that we were part of this. i've known larry, you know, worked with pop herman and willy going back to the corpses -- the corps days and senator weiner who took over my district, twice removed i think i was. so thank you for being here. you've been introduced. jeff?
all right. i don't have to introduce jeff sheehy again. thank you, larry and pat. you went through a lot to make this happen. let's hear it for them. [ applause ] >> folks, there was one former elected official that i'm sorry i forgot top introduce, but we have mayor art agnos with us today. [ applause ] >> talk about going through beep beep we had to seriously deal with a lot of bureaucracy and policies that didn't necessary conform to what i saw happening. so i had a lot of dogfights with a lot of different people and one i had a dogfight with and i
just saw him, olson lee. there he is down there. i'd like to now introduce our supervisor, supervisor london breed, who is also president of the board of supervisors. >> good afternoon, everybody. today is a day of celebration. and i've got to say, this feels like a coming home to me. when i -- not too long ago when i was 14, this is where i came when you were, woulding in the mayor's youth training and employment program. so my first job, i had to come here in the gym and do my orientation to get paid. and what's interesting is you learn about the city because they're paying you, so you have to sit there and listen. and you learn about people like willie brown and john burton and art agnos and their history here in the city and trying to change
policies in order to make our city better. and i never thought that here today we would be celebrating something so incredible that you all laid the foundation for us to do. so i just want to pay respect that you've done your entire careers to make this happen for the city. it's amazing. it's beautiful. and what is even more amazing about this place is we have been able to use our neighborhood preference legislation for the affordable housing here. i have just got to say, ron cane, my buddy here born and raised in this community now lives in this community. and i can't be more proud for the work that we've been able to do to make that happen. [ applause ] you know, it took a lot of
blood, sweat and tears. i want to thank everyone for the mayor's office for the hard work you've done and the $10 million and the tax credits. i want to thank jeff krzyesnski who is here from the mayor's homelessness office and that we support the most at-risk people to get the opportunity and to get the services and opportunities that they deserve in this community. i mean, this center is amazing. i did a walk through and was almost in tears thinking about this next opportunity for the young again rage of young people, and how this place will continue to change lives for generations to come. and it wouldn't have been possible for two people that i've got to point out. first of all, phillip, and i don't know where re went. there you go. phillip stone. his family. his
family and i don't know where he went. there you go. phillip stone. his family has been part of this since years ago. he is still doing all he can to take care of this place. so, phillip, on behalf of the city of san francisco, the mayor and i -- i took the mayor's proclamation and decided to put my name on there. oh, wait. too soon? too soon? okay. and the city and county of san francisco, i just want to commend you and thank you so much for your support and love for booker t. washington community center. thank you. >> yeah. [ applause ] and last, but certainly not least, if i get another phone call from this woman and every time the call would be always about the children, always about
booker testimony, always what she needed to take care of this community. you know what, pat? people doubted you. i don't know where they went. they doubted that you would get this project done. you went. you shook money off of trees. you contacted everybody under the sun. you made magic happen over the years to get this thing done. and, pat, we love you. we appreciate you. we thank you. >> whew! [ applause ] [ applause ] now, pat said, as soon as i'm done with this, i'm going to retire. you know what, pat? there is still work to be done. pat has done an amazing job of creating the next generation of
leaders to make sure this community center is working for this community center and thriving. jerry and lakiesha, they're here still after many, many years being groomed by pat for the next generation. so i just want to say thanks to each and every one of you. the work and the love that has gone in to making this place happen is a realty. this is what we can do when we come together as a city to make beautiful things happen. this is what is going to change the next generation. this is what is going to change our country. thank you very much for being here today. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> i am, obviously, going to miss a lot of people to thank, but i do really need to thank the team that put this building together. the architects, we started out -- steven perry, are you here? and derrick worked on the project and religiously went to all of these meetings and
changed things and took the blame when things didn't work and will take a lot more blame when we are done working around to see what is not going to work. >> the punch list. >> yeah, the "punch list." at any rate, equity builders has been the developer of this project and have worked tirelessly to make this happen, even though kim -- kim nash, would you raise your hand, please. >> whew. [ applause ] so kim's got one of pat scott's hanging up on you because something didn't actually work right. it has been really phenomenal to work with folks. fisher development came in when our developer quit on us. >> whew. >> and they've been there with this project. so we still have a lot more work to do with fisher, too. so this project isn't complete. but we will have it complete very soon.
right now we're going to do a ribbon-cutting. and then i want you to explore this new facility. our staff will take you to see some of the apartments. you're free to roam around and look at what is going on here. particularly, take a look at the playground and jimmy john's because now we can fill a really great need in this community for childcare, for those 2 to 5. it's great to look out the window and see these little kids climbing all over everything. so the story is we are a community now. we saw this as a community that needed to come together especially with the hovering list of 3%. when i came to school here, it was closer to 15%. what we have left is a very vulnerable population. we have to fix that. that is our responsibility. we have to make our young people whole so they
>> all right. shall we get started, mr. mayor? wonderful. so good morning, everyone. thank you for being here. i'm andrea miller, and i'm the president for the national institute for reproductive health, and i would like to say thank you to mayor ed lee, director garcia, who i believe is right behind me, and supervisor yee for joining us today, and i know we may be joined by some other tremendous elected officials here in san francisco. i'm also thrilled to be joined today by our partners at
planned parenthood, gail gonzalez, who will be here in a woman, and some other members of the women's health advocacy from here in san francisco. there many others behind me who represent such a tremendous wealth of activity and positive momentum here in san francisco for women's reproductive health in lives. i love being in san francisco. this is a beautiful city, and as i said today, she put on her prettiest dress here, and i love it. i'm especially excited to be here with positive news, which i think we all need these days. we are a local organization that works with cities and states to galvanize policy
support, catalyze policy change and normalize decisions women make in their reproductive live, including contraceptions and abortions. envelope, the time that we are living in is unmistakably grim. in washington d.c., we have a president on a crusade to roll back the affordable care act and repeal roe versus wade. the house attracted reproductive health care and i get radios bypassing a new law that they hope will create a ban on abortions after 20 weeks. and throughout the country, and i'm going to pause for this -- at the state legislative level, more than 390 laws against the abortion alone, just on the issue of abortion, laws that i am shall, pressure and punish women, making it harder to
control our reproductive lives. well, did espite that, there remaining a bright light in our cities: the ability to resist and more. to make progress, to truly lead, and that includes making a commitment to their residents to fight for the full range of freedoms necessary for women to determine their lives past, for young people to have the education and health care they need and deserve. for families to be able to help themselves. for people who are undocumented, who are lbgtq, to live safe lives. mayors and people standing beside me can and do act as a counter weight to the daily dose the destructive laws the government is handing out. we all standing here show how we can do so much at the local level that not only affects
those in our own communities but can have large scale political waves and make change. creating the kinds of policies that support women, respecting our bodies, and protect our decision when and how to have a family. and in cities around the country, i'm so pleased that leaders are taking steps to do that. this morning, the national institute for reproductive health launched an initiative, the first of its kind to reevaluate the reproductive why was i say policies of 40 of our country's largest cities, and i'm here today because in doing that, we found that one city was truly a pioneer, blazing a path and creating a path for other cities to follow. the city i'm describing has
passed protection policies for abortion clinics to ensure anyone seeking access to reproductive health care services is not subjected to harassment. developed teen friendly family plan services so that no matter one's age, a young person can safely seek advice and gain access to the reproductive health services that they need, no questions asked. provided a $15 minimum wage so that families can support themselves, and created a program that provides access to prenatal care for those that are homeless. and that's not all. there's quite a bit on this wonderful score card behind me, and i am so grateful for that. it gives me great pleasure to say the city i just described, the city that at this moment, as least, and let's hope for some friendly competition for this -- the city that is best he equipped to provide freedom
for reproductive health is san francisco. what's remarkable is what san francisco is, has, and will be doing is that it not only improves the lives and health and well become of the residents of this city, but it actions rip will out. for instance, after this city passed an ordinance regulating these deceitful pregnancy crisis centers, the state of california followed suit. and knowing that so many people seek health care in urban settings, the impact of what san francisco does to make those services available has r ripples all across this state, and i would argue all across the country. but despite that, there is more to be done, and one of the things that i'm really struck by is even in a city like this, you still have the kind of harassment and violence outside of reproductive health care clinics that should never happen anywhere, and that we really need to continue to
address, especially in forward looking cities like this. thus, the leadership of mayor lee and director garcia and the board of supervisors is needed now more than ever. their commitment to innovate, to advance reproductive freedom is truly laudable, and by lifting up these inspirations and commitment, which hope to create a blueprint for other cities to follow. with that, it is my honor to introduce a leader that is committed to advancing his city's history of reproductive freedom, mayor ed lee. >> wow, this is an important award for sprisk, so i want to say thank you for andrea for trekking out here, but welcome to the center of resistance.
and i also want to just acknowledge that we have fresh air today, but my mind is still on trying to help people up north and making sure they're -- we can do our best to help support their recovery, but this is a great special opportunity, and i do look at that score board, and my, we have accomplished a lot in our city, and i want to thank the national institute for recognizing that. i get, because this is the first year they did it, i guess the pleasure of receiving this while i'm still mayor, but let me take the opportunity to thank my predecessors, because without their leadership and their commitment, we would not have built a foundation for this to happen, so when gavin newsome was mayor, he did an incredible amount of work in health care and prevention, and certainly appointed a lot of women to head up these wonderful agencies that we have authorize performing at their best.
same thing for willie brown, and senator feinstein when she was mayor. i don't want to take all the credit. i need to share that, because these are important milestones that you cannot accomplish in one term but you've got to see a consistent foundation for this to happen. and andrea's right, given the sabotage and gains that we've made in the affordable care act, we've got to take lengths to protect what we have today. our city is what it means to be at the right of reproductive health, reproductive rights, and reproductive justice. and not only do we provide the policies for health care and preventative services, we want to make sure we have and continue to implement, and i
want to say a great partner in all of this -- our board of supervisors: london breed, jane kim, katey tang -- all of them, we have a wonderful board of supervisors in the entirety to continue having policies and an executive branch that agrees with those policies and implements them in effective ways. this gives us an opportunity to execute i think even more of these great policies in an effective way, so i want to congratulate the national institute for taking this approach, 'cause i also get the opportunity to thank new york and l.a. confer we're not alo this. they're doing a great job, philadelphia and chicago, they're now recognizing this. over 40 cities get to hold themselves accountable to you will athe indexes and do better. and this is why we get to have this conversation because the institute -- the national institute is trying to show facts. not just policies, not just pronouncements, but
real facts about implements these programs. and i say this with a credit to other mayors, because since 2001, we have required businesses that contract with the city to provide comprehensive insurance to their employees, including a full suite of reproductive and maternity services. we've empowered and created safer environments for women of reproductive age, to the healthy nail salon program. that has been a real ice breaker, prenatal care and access regardless of immigration status or ability to pay, and teen family planning services, such as the new generation clinic in the mission. you know, and after we passed this, we certainly focused on the crisis in prenatal centers and made sure that they were not going to be discriminatory in the way they produced their support, and as andrea said,
the city, the state of california followed thereafter. and in the past few years, with the board's leadership, and with my commitment, as well, we passed family friendly policies, even though -- even through or paid parental leave ordinances and laws that encourage breast feeding. we know that the trump administration is hostile. we know that, but we're not going to waste time just talking about how in factualnasty that administration is. we're doing something about it. we're empowering women, we're supporting their rights, we're making sure that our city is responding to the justice that's required, and we don't do this as a government, we do this because we have a great bevy of community service agencies that agree that we should do this in unison. so our community agencies like planned parenthood are and will continue to be a beacon of
safety and access in partnership with our local government. i want to thank my colleagues at the board again, because without them, we wouldn't have the advanced legislative leadership that we have today. it is no surprise to you that we have such a good board because it's led by a woman, okay? the board of supervisors president, london breed, all right? p i want to thank our health department for their ongoing efforts to create healthy environments, to implement all the things that the board -- and to go beyond that. to give us facts and studies. it should be no surprise that the health department is led by a woman, all right? are you kind of getting the theme here? and then, of course, i mention our effective community organizations, like planned parenthood, and up coming expansion of their services. gilda, thank you for your
leadership. it is no surprise, planned parenthood is led by a smart, dedicated, committed woman. all to say that you -- when you put women in charge of critical services, you're going to get better results. i do believe that, okay? and i want to take this opportunity, along with the commission on the status of women, along with the health department, the board of supervisors, to invite all of you and the entire bay area, to the next bay area women's summit right here in san francisco on june 19, 2018, because if you don't hold women's summits every year, you're not going to get the kind of leadership that you demand to have all these things paid attention to. you don't advance this agenda without making sure that women are leading the effort, implementing it, and then having summits to make sure we have the best thoughts and the best policies that come out.
thank you to new york and l.a., 'cause we can't do this alone. cities across this country are called upon to do better, smarter, and more dedicated leadership because we need to resist taking us backwards by the federal administration, so all of the cities -- and when i get to the u.s. conference of mayors in january , not only will i pronounce this national institute recognition very proudly, but i will humbly ask all the cities, earn your way to this score card. make sure you're doing your best, because it's important that we not just compete with each other, that each and every one of our cities becomes the best city we can be to support and to advance the rights of women. thank you very much. >> thank you so much, mayor. well, that tells you a lot about why we are where we are today, and to continue in that theme, it is truly my pleasure and privilege to introduce
barbara garcia, the director of the san francisco department of public health. >> good morning, everyone. thank you, andrea. it's a great honor to be here today among all the women leaders who have helped to make san francisco number one in reproductive health. so i just want to acknowledge that our maternal and child health adolescence is here. marry hansel, raise your hand. in san francisco, we believe in health access for everyone, and that includes reproductive health care for everyone regardless of their immigration status or lack of insurance, and for over seven years, we have had healthy san francisco, that was even before the aca to ensure that we had full access for all to health care. but we are in a time where we must continue or fight for
advocacy and justice for women and our rights and our choices, and our san francisco department supports that by providing comprehensive world class family planning services through our many clinics, and zuckerberg general hospital to women and girls. this includes teen friendly family planning services and safe access to abortions. our city policies support breast feeding and parental leave, giving parents support so that every baby has the best possible start in life. we're so proud of the good standing for san franciscans in the good index, but there is more we can do. we need to protect -- improving pregnancy birth out comes for all low income women and women of color. today's events inspires us, our
commitment to reproductive health to all women, and closing our dispairities so that all women can benefit equally. thank you all of you today is and the national institute of health, and i want to acknowledge all of you today that are here today for ensuring that all women have rights and choices. thank you so much. >> thank you so much. again, tremendous leadership here, and we're going to keep on that theme. it's now my honor and privilege to introduce a great ally and partner in this, gilda gonzalez, the planned parenthood partner in california. >> good morning, everyone. we are so proud that san francisco is recognized as a leader of advancing progressive reproductive health care and policies, and with planned parenthood services under regular attack, we can only
remain strong with a pardon nership with our wonderful and amazing city leaders and its citizens. in san francisco, we still have a significant amount of vulnerable populations in need, and it's these residents that we will continue to reach through our health care services, our education programs, and our advocacy efforts. 97% of our care is preventative, but with the record breaking and all time high in std rates, our services are now so essential and imperative to today's public health, so we are relying on our local leaders to continue to fight with us against any erosion to our patients' rights and access to care. last october, we kicked off the
national planned parenthood centennial anniversary. mayor, you hosted an awesome reception for us here. city hall was lit up pink, and we received both mayoral and city proclamations. that acting over the years clearly demonstrates the unity between the city's leaders and planned parenthood. and because of this powerful partnership, our organization is able to dream big into the future with the creation of a new flagship site here in san francisco. we have reached our capacity as our valencia site, and our new site at bush and vanness will allow us to double the number of patients that we serve. and this site will become a reality because of the support of city hall, department of public health, and many
generous supporters. so lastly, i say -- thank you. lastly, i thank the national institute for reproductive health for this work. this indicator and index will continue to not only hold ourselves accountable, but others, to maintain the highest levels and scores throughout the country. thank you, and it's an honor to be here. >> thank you so much, gilda. that's our speakers for the day, and i just wanted to thank everyone for being here, and to encourage us all to take this moment to celebrate for being san francisco, and to think big how else san francisco can lead in the future. i have all confidence that when i do the next score card for san francisco, we're probably going to have to add new categories to this list.
waters san francisco to breathe and the adult underlying mosquito waits on the as many until it's sexuality hardens water pools in any areas and creates places you'll not normally think of budget and any container that holds water and hidden in bushes or else were dump the water and do it over soil not into a drain the larva can continue growing in the pooled water is sewage disthe first of its kind the area if the sewage is two extreme have a licensed plumber assist water pools in rain gutters and snaking and cleaning out the water when keep the water from pooling and keep in mind that mosquito breed in other waters like catch balgsz and
construction barriers interest crawl spaces with clmg is an issue you may have is week to cause the water to collect this is an sour of mosquito so for buildings just fix the clean air act drains and catch basins can be mosquito ground it will eliminate it as a possible location keep shrubbery and growths estimated any water to can be seen and eliminated birdbath and fountains and uncovered hot tubs mosquito breed but it is difficult to dump the water out of a hot top can't dump the water adding mosquito finish rids the source of mosquito there are also traditionally
methods to protect you installing screens on windows and doors and using a mosquito net and politically aau planet take the time to do the things we've mentioned to eliminate standing water and make sure that mosquito are not a problem on your property remember no water no mosquito >> neighborhoods in san francisco are as diverse and fascinating as the people who inhabit them and today we're in the western addition in district 5, where we'll hang with supervisor london breed and experience firsthand the renaissance underway at the buchanan mall.
buchanan mall was connecting city blocks from grove to turk street and once besieged by violence, today it's revitaling community spirit with an urban garden. this is where anyone who grew up in the neighborhood and spend out any time outside we spent time at buchanan mall and we hang with one another and made it work. we had fun together. the good news is that it seems like the activation is bringing the community back to the area. this garden, i think, can do a lot for bringing the community together. my hope is that with these cooking demos, that will bring folks out and they will start talking to one another when they probably normally wouldn't do that. crystal jem started cook as soon as she could start and the coordinator for community grows an
organization that teaches cooking and nutrition, sanctifying growing spaces and nourishing communities. >> it was to have a sea of calm for pause and congregating. i see more people out. if they are out here playing, it's still safer. it's a beautiful spaces and people are less inclined to mess them up. it allows them to want to instill some sort of ownership over this good thing. before we did this buchanan mall project i had walked through here -- hadn't walked through in ten years because of the dynamics of the neighborhood. >> for residents who kov founded green street a local business that offers re-cycling for the properties,
activation took opportunity for the environment and community at-large. >> it's the but thy of the whole mission north and from the prison yards together and now we stand here today pushing good energy for those people around us. i learn businesses through this and now i can share business with my community.