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>> introduction of new items. item eight public comment. >> colleagues any commissions would like to make comments on items or introduce or request items for future considerations. seeing none, we'll open up for general public comment. seeing none, public comment is closed. mr. clerk, are there any other items before the board? >> no other items. >> meeting is adjourned.
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>> i would like to say good morning, but it's really not a very good morning. welcome to the san francisco county transportation authority for today. it seems like it's been a long day already, tuesday december the 12th. i just want to start the meeting by offering our condolences to the family of edwin lee, the 43rd mayor of the city and county of san francisco and share all of our condolences with people of the city and county of san francisco. i want to thank all of my colleagues on the board, many of whom gathered in the wee hours
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of this morning at zuckerberg general hospital. with that, our clerk is alberto quintanilla and mr. clerk, if you could please call the roll, we're going to have a very brief meeting and then we are going to adjourn to go have a press conference with our acting mayor london breed on the mayor's balcony. >> clerk: item one, commissioner breed, breed absent. commissioner cohen, present. commissioner farrell, present. commissioner fewer, fewer absent. commissioner kim, kim present. commissioner peskin. present. commissioner ronen, present.
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commissioner safai present, commissioner sheehy, absent. commissioner tang, present commissioner yee. >> commissioner sheehy should be named present. commissioner fewer, i spoke to a few hours ago, we'll take that without objection. i'm going to forego the chair support, madam secretary director, are there any items you want to share? any comment on the chair's report or executive director's report. public comment is closed on items 2 and 3. could you read the consent agenda. >> clerk: four to nine consent, items being considered for approval. staff is not planning to present
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on the items. >> is there any public comment on item four, the minutes of the december 5th meeting? seeing none, public comment is closed. would any member or members like an item severed, if not, a roll call on the consent agenda please. motion to move the consent agenda made by commissioner yee, seconded by commissioner farrell and on that item, a roll call please. >> clerk: commissioner farrell. aye. commissioner cohen, aye. commissioner ronen, aye. commissioner safai, aye. commissioner sheehy, aye. commissioner tang, aye. commissioner yee, aye.
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>> could you please read the next item? which seemed very important a week ago. programming of 6.189 and 4.1 for the prop k. >> good morning commissioners, policy and programming director. last week, at the december 5th board meeting the motion to approve the item did not pass after considerable discussion at the board. the commission generally agrees with the programming of the funds to the street resurfacing
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but the commissioners couldn't agree on the second part of the recommendation to transfer on the $4 million in prop k funds programmed to street resurfacing to manage lanes environmental phase. the board requested to see more evidence that the managed lanes would improve congestion without negatively impacting freeway corridors or local streets and a more holistic approach to congestion and other areas of concern. in light of the robust discussion, we have advised staff recommendation to only approve the proposed programming of the state funds to street resurfacing projects and this is a request to approve on first read to meet the state's timeline of december 15th of when we need to submit the applications to the california transportation commission and we would defer action on the fund
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exchange to provide more time for staff to complete planning studies and address commissioner's concerns. there's a list of street resurfacing projects funded by the state funds and a map that you can't see particularly well -- yes, you can see it. >> if we were to approve this as revised given the december 15th date, this would be the final approval, not the first read, is that correct? >> that's correct. it would be approval on first read. >> is there a motion? made by commissioner farrell, seconded by commissioner tang. colleagues -- are there any members of the public who would like to testify on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. and on the item as revised, same house, same call, the item is finally approved.
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next item, please. >> clerk: item 11, programming 2.813.264 to the san francisco municipal transportation agency non infrastructure project, this is an action item. >> i want to start by briefly thanking colleague commissioner tang and her staff and my staff who listened to i think very sophisticated discussion we had here a number of months ago. i want to thank tilley chang and the ta staff and miss lafour but particularly commissioner tang, she did a lot of the heavy lifting. with that, commissioner tang? >> thank you. i echo my thanks to the ta staff
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and as well amber crab as well. i just encourage our colleagues to look through the packet. there is a revised organization chart where you can see the new structure for the program. so we have decided to move everything to fall under the sfcta because i think it will work more well with the schools and needs brought to our attention and so i think all schools will benefit from this change. we have found a way to address this without reducing any of the funding to the nonprofit partner agencies. i think overall the out come was great and i look forward to continuing the discussion another day. >> thank you commissioner tang. i neglected to thank the mta and department of public health and san francisco unified school district for really coming to
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quite a number of meetings and being willing albeit with a little reluctance at first, to restructure this. and thank you commissioner tang. is there a motion to approve item 11 made by commissioner tang. seconded by commissioner yee. any public comment on that item? thank you. thank you to all of the nonprofit participants for your understanding, i know you all got a little nervous at the beginning, but i think you'll see a program that not only allows you and your staff to continue the good work they're doing but will make it a much more efficient program. with that, seeing no public comment. public comment is closed and on the motion, same house, same call, item 11 is approved.
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mr. logan, would you upset if we continued item 12? all right. is there any public comment on -- would you read item 12 alberto. >> clerk: update on the transportation network company landscape and regulation in california and across the country. >> is there public comment on item 12? seeing none, public comment is closed. is there a motion to move to the first meeting in january. we'll take it without objection. is there introduction of new items? seeing none, any public item on said item. no. is there any general public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed and we'll adjourn the meeting in the memory of edwin lee, the 43rd mayor of the city
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and county of san francisco, we're adjourned. ♪ women's network for a sustainable future . >> san francisco streets and puffs make up 25 percent of cities e city's land area more than all the parks combined they're far two wide and have large flight area the pavement to parks is to test the variants by ininexpensive changing did
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new open spaces the city made up of streets in you think about the potential of having this space for a purpose it is demands for the best for bikes and families to gather. >> through a collaborative effort with the department we the public works and the municipal transportation agency pavement to parks is bringing initiative ideas to our streets. >> so the face of the street is the core of our program we have in the public right-of-way meaning streets that can have areas perpetrated for something else. >> i'm here with john francis pavement to parks manager and this parklet on van ness street first of all, what is a parklet and part of pavement to parks program basically an expense of the walk
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in a public realm for people to hang anti nor a urban acceptable space for people to use. >> parklets sponsors have to apply to be considered for the program but they come to us you know saying we want to do this and create a new space on our street it is a community driven program. >> the program goes beyond just parklets vacant lots and other spaces are converted we're here at playland on 43 this is place is cool with loots things to do and plenty of space to play so we came up with that idea to revitalizations this underutilized yard by going to the community and what they said want to see here we saw that
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everybody wants to see everything to we want this to be a space for everyone. >> yeah. >> we partnered with the pavement to parks program and so we had the contract for building 236 blot community garden it start with a lot of jacuzzi hammers and bulldozer and now the point we're planting trees and flowers we have basketball courts there is so much to do here. >> there's a very full program that they simply joy that and meet the community and friends and about be about the lighter side of city people are more engaged not just the customers. >> with the help of community pavement to parks is reimagining
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the potential of our student streets if you want more information visit them as the pavement to parks or contact pavement to parks at >> good morning, everybody. thank you all for being here on this mournful day. as i'm sure you all know, our may mayor, mayor edwin m. lee passed awau early this morning at zuckerberg san francisco general. he was 65 years old. i want to thank dr. susan orlick who is here with us today and the dedicated professional who is cared for the mayor last night. our thoughts and prayers are with mayor lee's wife anita and
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his daughters tanya and brianna at this time. when he passed, mayor lee was surrounded by his family, by his friends, and the colleagues who loved him. ed lee lived a life of service cut far too short, but short far too soon. like me, ed grew up in public housing. the son of working class immigrant immigrants, he developed early on a profound sense of community. a commitment to helping others. his father was a veterans, and his mother a seamstress. they instilled in him a humility and self-lest work ethic that he maintained throughout his entire life. the mayor's father passed while he was just a teenager, but heart break could not derail him. ed earned a scholarship from
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boden college a prestigious liberal arts college in maine, and after graduating, he relocated to the bay area where, like so many of us, he fell in love with the city that he would call home for the rest of his life. he attended balt law school at the university of california-berkley and joined the asian law caucus. ed lee fought against discrimination, working on the front lines to keep tenants from being evicted. he was, from the dawn of his career, an advocate for the powerless and the voice for the overlooked. as a director of the human rights commission and the director of the department of public works and our city
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administrator and as mayor, we tend to forget, but when mayor lee was apointed in 2011. he face d tremendous challenges in this city. he believed everyone should have an opportunity to have a good job with a good wage. and in san francisco and he believed everyone should have a secure place to call home which is why one of his first campaigns was for the housing trust fund that has invested millions of dollars in rehabilitate i
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rehabilitating affordable and efforts to rehabilitate and rebuild over 7,000. he always said he didn't want folks like him and me to be known as public housing resident, but to be known as san san francisco residents. and those suffering from mental health and substance abuse. and he explored every option and embraced any idea that could help move people off the streets into safe, stable situations. where they could be on the right path to health and recovery. mayor lee believed in the power of opportunity. a rebuilt home, a reborn community, could inspire individuals to reach for their dreams just like he had.
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he believed in the city where a poor kid from public housing could become mayor. ed was not a politician. he did not always deliver the best sound bite or carry the room with unspoken charisma. flash never mattered to him. disagreements never deterred him. he was humble and determined no matter the job he held, he was fair and collaborative no matter the heat of the moment. what mattered most to him always was helping his fellow sanfranciscans and occasionally delivering the almost perfectly timed corny joke. mayor lee endured many tough political battles, but they never -- they never dimmed his spirit. opponents may have disagreed with him on policy, but everyone agrees that our mayor was a good
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man with a good heart. he believed above all else in building bridges and solving problems. everyone who had the pleasure of working with mayor lee will miss him tremendously. from the members of the board of supervisors who are here with me today to the community advocates who worked alongside him, and the san francisco residents for whom he served with all his might. the flags in our city will fly half mast for the next 30 days. our first chinese american mayor, a man who has left an immeasurable legacy for the city and county of san francisco. and i now must assume the responsibility, and i ask for your patience and i ask for your support. and i ask for your prayers. our city's values have never been more important, and in the
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months ahead, let's carry on in mayor lee's honor. he has earned our affection because he was one of the sweetest men any of us have ever known. and he will be truly missed. thank you, all, for being here. and we will have dr. erlick talk about what happened at the hospital. [please stand by]
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and we attempted life-saving measures for several hour. he died at 1:11 on the morning of tuesday, december 12, this morning. we expect the medical examiner to determine the cause of death and his family has asked that we share no further medical can information at this time because of state and federal privacy laws. we need to respect their wishes. thank you very much. >> thank you, doctor. and i want to thank all of the department heads, all the city staff, all the commissioners and elected officials, our lieutenant governor and former ma -- mayor, gavin newsome is here, thank you all for being here to bring the city together at this trying time. i'd like to ask our city attorney to talk specifically about what comes next. as you all know, i am currently
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the acting mayor and will assume that responsibility and our city attorney can provide further details as to what will happen in the months to come. >> thank you, ma dad mayor. i would first like to echo the sentiments and the condolences of mayor breed and dr. ehrluches and the entire community about the profound sense of loss that all of us feel on the passing of mayor lee and i'd like to offer my condolences spufically to his wife and family and just to let them all know that i hope -- i know that the entire city family will be there for them as they go through this difficult time. you heard dr. ehrlich talk about mayor lee passing at 1:11 this morning.
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under charter section 13.101.5b, at that time board president london breed assumed the duties of acting mayor. she has all the powers and responsibilities that come with the office. and she will have all of those duties until such time as the board of supervisors votes on a successor, should they choose to do so. although they are not required to do so. in any event, there will be an election june 5, 2018 where the next mayor will be chosen to fulfill the unexpired term of mayor lee and that term will end on january 8. 2020. that is a very broad overview of where we are now. mayor breed has all the powers and responsibilities and duties of acting mayor. by virtue of her position as board president.
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and what occurs over the course of the next several months will be derped by what actions, if any, the board of supervisors chooses to take. with that, i'd be happy to take any questions that anybody has about the process. >> reporter: [inaudible] will the board of supervisors voting on this matter today? >> no, they will not be. >> reporter: what was the question? >> will the board of supervisors be voting on this matter today and the answer is no. >> reporter: is there a timeframe for the board to vote on an interim mayor? >> the board does not have to talk any action and there is not a timeline. and for that entire period of time, should they choose not to take any action, mayor breed will be both the acting mayor and the president of the board of supervisors. she has her position as acting mayor by virtue of her position as president of the board.
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>> reporter: so, just to clarify, there will be no additional [inaudible] appointed? >> there will not be. mayor breed has both positions. she still continues to have her board of supervisors position and president of the board and she is the acting mayor. >> yes. i have a question. in june of 2018, when does the new candidate have to have their filings for the election? >> yes. that -- that is something that obviously has not been top on our list. but that is something that we're examining, filing deadlines. we've been focusing on making sure that we had a smooth transition to ensure that there was a continuity in city government. >> reporter: so there's nothing
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in the charter that indicates that at all? >> i've given my answer. >> any other questions for mayor breed? >> reporter: as acting mayor, do you have any plans for the [inaudible]. >> [inaudible]. >> our city attorney has already made that clear for now. i am currently still the supervisor of district five as well as the acting mayor until at such time the board decides if they would like to make a decision to select someone to fill the term until the next election. >> one more question.
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>> reporter: can you talk about personally what he meant to you. anything you can learn from him? the biggest legacy for the city will be? >> i worked with and have known mayor ed lee for over 20 years and what i appreciate about the mayor is his commitment to public housing mostly because when i became a member of the board of supervisors, i made it clear that was -- he asked my top three priorities and i said public housing, public housing, public housing. as someone who grew up here and spent most my life there, mayor lee, very similar situation, we bonded over that. and looking at robert pitts and looking at it going from this place that was completely falling apart to just painted walls and new fixtures and how beautiful it looks and the fact
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that he really was stead do you on helping to make this happen is really what i will always remember about him. his commitment to tune out the noise and focus on trying to get the job done and i really will always appreciate him for taking my praourty seriously and helping to get that work done. he was a dedicated and committed public servant and i will never forgot him for that. thank you, tara. >> thank you, everybody. that concludes the press
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good morning. this is a busy part of the block. we have lunch goers, construction so we will be efficient and as loud as we can so you can hear us. my name is debbie raffle the director of the department of environment. i want to thank you for coming out today to hear the announcement and share in the excitement about the next step towards a green and clean san francisco.
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three years ago i started as director of this department. within the first few weeks, the issue of the closing every cycling centres came across my desk. i understood the importance of this issue as a priority for the city because i understood the value every cycling centres in meeting the city goals. the law that allowed us to have redemption, to have monetary value for the bottles and cans in our recycling stream was passed in 1989. we call it the bottle bill. if you were to look at any number of plastic containers today, you would see ca cash refund. california redemption refund value. that is because bottles and cans have a 5-cent or 1 10-cent
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redemption value. they are worth something. there is a reason. it is important to have this redemption value even though san francisco has the best occur side collection in the nation. if we are doing such a good job of curb side why do we need recycling and redeems centres? the answer is two-fold. when you put a cash value on something that otherwise would be a waste stream, it is incentive for collection. all of a sudden there is a reason for people to look at the litter on the ground and say, what has value there? they will pick it up and collect it. having a cash value actually helps our litter problem. the second and more interesting goal and value of this kind of system is that the stream, the
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material that come into these redemption centres are very clean, they are high value. the bottles and cans that come into the centres are helping the end use of the recycling market. we need to have high value clean materials to make the whole system function. it is good for collection and the recycling system as a whole. convenient, accessible places to bring bottles and cans are a key to have high value materials and keep our city green and clean. but if you look at what has happened over the last 30 years since the bottle bill passed, you see a startling statistic. san francisco is one of the lowest performers in the state when it comes to the number and
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convenience of these recycling and redemption centers. the loss has been felt in neighborhoods and small businesses across our city. but the solution was not within our ability and our grasp. we have this 1989 law is so rigid and out-of-date that it is getting in the way of us finding solutions. for san francisco, we needed a legislative fix in order to fix the problem. it also turned out this legislative fix was no easy feat. it took someone within credible tenacity and determination and commitment to the issue to get this law passed over the finish line and signed by the governor. it took senator scott wiener who
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cares about this to see it over the finish line. it took sb458 to give us the flexibility we need t get san francisco to solve the issue and create accessible and distributed opportunities for people to get rid of and redeem their recyclables. with that let us welcome and thank the leadership of senator scott. [applause.] >> thank you, debbie. i want to thank debbie for her incredible leadership at department of environment. she has done tremendous work. i am thrilled to take this step today to initiate the city's effort for a new innovative an prop to recycling redemption so
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people can bring in bottles and cans and get paid for the bottles and cans, but we can do it in a way that doesn't just impact a few neighborhoods with large recycling centers and doesn't harm the small groceries that are harmed by accepting a large amount every cycling because of the closure of the centers. that is what sb458 is about. this is a statewide issue. land has become more valuable. it is harder and harder for the centers to make ends meet. the economics of change and we have seen a mass closing every cycling centers. 80% of the centers shut down in the last several decades. i learned from colleagues it is happening all over the state. i got involved four or five years ago when the recycling
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center on market street by church and market safe way closed down. there were a lot of people happy it closed down because that center had created real challenges for the surrounding neighborhood, but there were a lot of people unhappy balls it was going -- because it was going to make it harder to find a place to bring in recycling if you are a low income senior, homeless person who is trying to get cash together to survive, people rely on the services. at the time i worked with the department of environment. we are going to start the mobile recycling program. we don't need an industrial recycling center we can travel around the city to take in recycling. we got down the path and realized it was a violation of state law. we needed to change the law to allow us to do it.
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i promised going to the state senate that i would pursue that legislative fix. that is how sb45 came about. i introduced that and moved it through the legislator with unanimous strong support from democrats and republicans. we worked with environmental community and state offers and got it to governor brown and i want to sign governor brown for signing the bill into law. it is not easy to get changes to the bottle bill signed into law. there are so many different interests at stake and most bills die. we were thrilled to get it signed into law. i want to thank mayor lee for moving quickly to initiate the process to have mobile units to travel around the city on a fixed schedule so people have a
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calendar where they know where the mobile recycling unit is going to be on a particular day and they can bring the recycling in so we can try out reverse vending machines where people insert recycling into the machine that pays them this redemption money. it will allow san francisco to do what we do best, which is innovate, try new forward looking approaches to old problems that is what this is about today. i want to thank everyone who made this a reality. thank you. [applause.] thanks. wonderful. yes, we are a city that innovates and it gets frustrating when the state says, no, use out-of-date technologies and ideas. i am thrilled to have this
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flexibility. our next speaker truly understands the link between recycling and climate change. mayor lee has been advocating with us for three years on trying to get the state to allow san francisco to do what it does best, to find solutions that serve the environment, local business community, and our residents. it is his leadership and his advocacy that enables senator weaner to get to get sb458 signed. with that i would like to thank mayor lee and his staff and personally thank the mayor for his commitment and never giving up. mayor lee. [applause.] >> thank you everybody. i am here to ask senator weaner
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to make nor promises. i know when he makes a promise it will get carried out. can i do that over christmas? >> sure >> i want to thank debbie and the department of environment. we have a department dedicated to something we care about that is the environment. not only in the city, but we are a waterfront city. our coastline, mountains, parks, we are trying to carryout this vision that i know governor jerry brown is articulating will be in a big way next september for the entire world. that is our commitment to our climate. the city is wonderful to work for, not only in the capacity of may or but alongside scott and the board of supervisors per visors that are 100% committed. we are the only city in the country with an 85% recycling
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done already with all of our garbage. why not do better than that? why not be 100% recycling city? why can't we have a goal to set the standard for everyone. i am here with all of you today. every day hundreds of people wind up in front of this store because they want a great sandwich. they are patrons of ted's market. so am i. i am here like everybody else crowding the sidewalk to get one of the best sandwiches in the world. guess what? a great time is sent towards sorting plastics people are bringing in. they didn't want the $100 each day fine the state in 1989 thought was appropriate to innocent people to do the right thing. we need to do better than punish people or have their time doing recycling here when they could be making great sandwiches for
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all of us. we are here to also alleviate stores liketed's and so many others struggling with the fact there are no longer these very large and sometimes nuisance-prone recycling centers. we haven't given up the commitment to recycle. we are not giving one inch. we are advancing the commitment by doing what the senator says, what we do. uses new ideas. don't let old laws constrain us, and this is why we work with the small business commission to make sure members know we are not ever giving up the environmental goals. we need better pathways, smart and innovative pathways. the idea of the mobility to pick up where people have traditionally spent time delivering the plastics is one
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thing. machines and technology help us with a reverse machine to take it in and give you the cash that you need, particularly for those that are low income and on the margins, that is another great idea. i suspect there are at least several more ideas that pilot cities across this state will be able to have in order not to lessen the commitment, to increase the commitment. this is a city where i was the public works director and i had the silence of introducing the green and blue and black bin. i had a headache. look at today. we are reducing the black bin and increasing the blue bin in everybody's house and small businesses. to me, that is pretty exciting. i was in chicago last week at the invitation of may or raum manuel. 50 cities including the city of
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paris, the city of vancouver, the city of toronto, of montreal, mexico city were all there joined by 50 other u.s. cities. why? because north america needs to do better on the climate change. we are coming together as city mayors to help each other. when i announced we were 85%, gosh, we got standing ovations among the other mayors. they want to do the same thing. they are committed to having a planet where all of us have these wonderful opportunities to be government leaders and the obligation to lead this planet and regions better than day one of representing them. all of these mayor and especially the mayor of paris because of paris accords are coming to san francisco next september when we host governor brown's climate summit for the entire world. we are going to create
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leadership right here atted's with the smallest of businesses. we represent that all to the rest of the city because it is a city that still knows how. we are a city where leaders make promises and carry them all the way out even if they go to sacramento and we reunite everybody in doing it. i love this about the city. i will continue to pick up the trash knowing everybody else will do the same but we have smarter ways to recycle everything we touch. let us continue to make the commitment we have made to the next generation. we will lead this city and this planet in better condition than when we first became obligated to serve it. thank you. [applause.] wow. yes, indeed. that is our challenge to leave
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this planet and this city in a better shape. that is open of our responsibilities. it takes political leadership to make things happen. it takes advocacy from the community. mayor lee and our department have been working for three years with a large supermarket to have them come together to troubleshoot and find a solution to move forward, and i am so pleased to say that with sb458 and the pilot program those supermarkets are still at the table and we are going to work together to find the innovative solutions to create joint accountability of the large markets working together to find solutions. the department is working very hard with the smaller businesses, with the small beverage dealers, grocers,
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"ted's" delis impacted by this out-of-date law. as the mayor said, the way the law was designed in 1989, small businesses have two choices. if there is no supermarket around them taking back the beverage containers, then they have the choice of either taking back the beverage containers and giving people money or paying $100 each day to the state of california. that is $36,000 each year thatted's deli would have to give to the state to not collect the beverage containers and give out that money. i would predict that $36,000 would put a huge dent in the profit margin of any small business in san francisco. frankly, it is a silly way for them to spend money and resources and time. we must find a comprehensive
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solution that addresses the quality of life issues, that addresses the needs of small businesses and addresses the needs of people who depend on this revenue they get from collecting litter, from collecting and redeeming these materials. we are lucky to have such strong advocates in our small business world. i want to call out regina from the office of small business. thank you for your leadership. she is a tire less advocate. the city's small business commission and council of district merchants. they are at the table with the mayor and at the table with the department trying to find solutions every day. i want to welcome our time speaker which is the commissioner who is on our small business commission. she has worked tirelessly on
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this issue for days, months, years leading up to sb-458. i know she is going to continue to work with us until we get our pilot in place and make sure that we have a solution that serves her constituents and all of san francisco. [applause.] >> hello. thank you. i am miriam. i am third generation and the american grocery association represents 400 businesses in the city and on the small business commission. i would like to say the corner store is facing extension. redone dent means which we pay for public health and environmental codes are rarely
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assessed. we must start asking if the laws are applied to big line resourcers. how do immigrant owned businesses not scapegoated for the larger picture changes. i would also like to say a thank you to senator weaner. we hope this alleviates a huge burdep. the next state is to hold the state accountable forgiving the giant invoices the stores are receiving and working to collect and on a local level coming up with work force programming that can alleviate these burdens we pay for not just collection of cans and bottles but other types of public health and environmental collection fees. there is a lot of opportunity for work force building as
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opposed to more responsibilities to small businesses. i look forward to work on that. thank you. [applause.] >> in closing i want to thank senator weaner, mayor lee, my staff at the department of environment, kevin drew. i want to thank the commissioner and "ted"s deli and itch vityou all to get a sandwich. i want to call tom wright who is helping us work with the supermarkets. let us all thank the construction workers for their patience in allowing us to have this event while they are waiting to get back to work. with that, thank you all for coming. i look forward to seeing what is possible and what we can do in san francisco. thank you.
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faces a good face. >> when i was younger i know it did something to my body. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i've been drinking coffee since i was 17 really the only thing i'm good at i was trying to find out what i was good at i got a job at the coffee shop i decided to do that the rest of my life. i like the process of the coffee and what are those beans where do they come from oh, they come from a fruit. >> the coffee stays with me since i was a kid i grew up and
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opened coffee shops everybody. in the 8 i visited over 11 hundred coffee shops maybe more to see why people go to coffee shops >> we're searched the beans all over the world from east afghan and tokyo. >> when i wanted to do was get into aspect of the personal coffee and the processing and everything else there was multiple steps in making coffee and we did have a lighter roost because of the qualities of the keep once you roost it it home gisz the coffee. >> one thing about the coffee
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they were special blends and i spent seven years on one blend so that's my pleasure. each bean they were all chosen and blended with each with different cultural and beans is like people and those people give me a reputation i can't buy. people love you my clients love me they take me to the moves movies. >> fell in love with coffee and went to the coffee shops the community aspect i really enjoyed. >> i think it's important to have a place for people to show up and talk to their neighbors and recorrect. your surrounded with all those
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behalf communicated i communities >> i love my city san francisco has a good name my has every cultural in this planet living in san francisco it's a small city 7 by 7 but it's huge. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i really like the idea of staying in the neighborhood and living in the mission i've lived here the whole time and the community really stick to it people talk about seattle and portland now they talk about seattle and san francisco. or portland and san francisco but san francisco is definitely on the cutting-edge of the
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coffee scene in the entire nation. >> there's so many romance in coffee is surrounds the sourcing of that and thinking about where it came from and how and coffee is wonderful. >> i know for a fact i was born to make coffee. i have a notice from the dad let the life i live speak for me and let's have a cup of coffee and talk about it. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪


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