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is always tradeoffs that we are contemplating. that's where it stands at the moment. >> supervisor yee: i have a question in regards to the high corridor injury improvements for pedestrian safety. and is there any where in sight, i mean, there's one that supervisor tang and i share, which is 19th avenue. i didn't see it on here, and also district 7 beyond 19th avenue, we have had quite a few incidents on ocean avenue and that's not on there. so, what's the thought behind that? >> yes, so, 19th avenue is, it's within the transit projects, and that's something we have been working with the p.u.c. and cal trans on for quite a while. that should be going into construction this, i believe some time this year. so, there is funding in here, in
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the second issuance, $3.9 million for 19th avenue, so we are just finalizing and getting our final approvals from caltrans, and i believe they will advertise as early as this spring. that will be in construction this year and will bring significant pedestrian safety improvements. in terms of ocean avenue, i know that we have some spot issues that we are aware of in our working on solutions for. i'm not sure offhand if it's in the high injury quarter, but the overall bringing to the committee in the next few months will lay out essentially how we are going to, how we are planning through, particularly our five-year c.i.p., takes us to almost 2024, our vision 0 goal, we'll be able to show how that capital budget on the street side addresses the
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balance of high injury network which is still yet to be addressed. if ocean is on the network, i imagine there will be improvements that you will see in the upcoming five year, relative to ocean avenue. upgrades over the last 15, 20 years, but the extent there are remaining intersections or stretches of ocean that should be reflected in our five-year capital improvement program. >> supervisor yee: the intersections and also a few of the muni stops, where it seems to need improvement almost immediately. >> right. i know the one at aptos is one we have discussed, may or may in the be a design issue, but on the radar to address now. probably not a large capital fund need we would necessarily need the bond for but something we can do with the engineering and field resources.
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>> supervisor yee: thank you. why don't we move to rec and park for now. and present. i believe -- miss campbell, you want all four of these. >> madam clerk.
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>> chair yee, supervisor tang, good morning. my name is antonio guerra, finance manager for recreational and park department, and 2012 clean and safe parks bond. in total, the rec park portion of the 2012 geo bond, 160.5 million. in order to fund capital projects for the renewal and repair of our parks, recreation and open space assets. first two allocated $83.8 million and today what we are seeking approval of is additional 76.7 million.
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this program is split into three main categories. on the left of the slide you can see that there are 15 voter approved neighborhood parks projects, totaling $97 million. there is 40.2 million in programmatic funding, park, playground, forestry, trails, water improvements throughout the city, and $21 million dedicated to citywide park projects at golden gate park, lake, and john mclaren. overall, the 2012 geo bond, $195 million. and it was split between ourselves at rec park and our friends at the port of san francisco. this is our third and final issuance. however, the port still has a subsequent sale of 3.1 million that will take place in the future. and this is our issuance
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summary, broken out by appropriated projects. proposing to allocate 35 million to complete the neighborhood parks projects in the third issuance, and remaining allocation, toward the citywide parks and programs. i believe the previous presentation mentioned leverage funding. we do the same thing with our bond program. we have been able to leverage at this date, $30.8 million. these revenue sources include development impact fee revenue, philanthropic gifts, state grants and other city funding like the department capital baseline and other allocations. so, this is a status update of our neighborhood park program. we currently have six sites open to the public, two are in construction, and seven are in either planning or design.
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for citywide parks and programs, we currently have community outreach for projects in mclaren park and lake merced underway. we just went through the mclaren park visioning process, approved by the rec park commission in november of last year. and at golden gate park, the stanyan street entrance improvement project is now in planning. for let's play sf, we just had a presentation earlier in this meeting. 13 parks, concept design has been approved for five parks. two parks are in planning. and this third issuance fund design for all tier one parks. trails program, last november, approved $2 million for trails in mclaren park. 1.9 million for golden gate park, woodland trails. improvement project, bid package
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is being finalizeed and advertised in early 2018. forestry program, rec park is working on a master plan with the planning department. water conservation, alamo is in construction, and others will be completed this fall. a chart of the neighborhood park spending, 90% expended of our neighborhood parks funds. so, i can tell you, we are very eager to receive the cash from this bond sale. overall throughout the entire bond program and the two issuances, 78% of the funding we have spent. and in citywide parks and programs, we have spend 50%, a much smaller percentage. however, it's a much smaller portion of the first and second issuances, and we are focussing on that in the third issuance. this is a line graph of our
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spending over time projection. as you can see, once we have cash in hand, by the end of the summer, we are projecting a large increase in spending due to the construction of our final neighborhood parks projects. we plan to spend all bond funds by the end of 2020. say program schedule overview of the neighborhood parks program. the green bars on this schedule are when construction is going to commence. and we have quite a few projects ready to break ground this year, like rossi, garfield, george christopher, margaret hayward, and willie woo woo wong. complete by 2019 and all the citywide programs los angeles completed by the end of 2020. with the passage of proposition
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b in 2016, city charter was revised. annual capital plan, and bond funding is a critical component to the successful completion of our goals. so, what these bond funds will do is make progress on a few of our deferred maintenance goals. we have a plan to complete the renovation of all our rec park swimming pools. we will complete renovation of all but five rec centers. and with the funding from the let's play sf initiative, make significant progress renovating -- and it is an unfavorable bidding environment. bids coming back 20 to 40% above engineers' estimate, we are looking at a bid reserve to ensure we can deliver the scope as promised in the bond.
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that's it, i want to thank you, also thank michelle traviti, who may have some comments and i am available for questions as well as our acting capital manager and program manager. thanks. >> supervisor yee: thank you, any questions. no questions. could i have the b.l.a. -- are you presenting -- >> thanks for hearing these items, i'm from the controllers office of public finance. briefly summarize and detail some of the financial impacts of the resolutions. again, for item number 7 and november 2014 voters approved proposition a, $500 million for infrastructure, repairs and other transportation improvement projects. this resolution authorizes the sale and issuance of the second
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of the bonds authorized, not to exceed $177 million. item 8, ordinance appropriating the proceeds from the bond sale and 9, november 2012, proposition b approved by the city's voters authorizing $195 million in general obligation bonds to finance park and recreation facility improvements, and third issuance of bonds in the program, not to exceed $76,710,000. and 10 appropriating the proceeds from the bond sale just described. based on the total amount for both of these programs of $251.3 million, using a conservative 3.99 estimated interest rate, we anticipate the annual debt service on these bonds that we will sell to be approximately $18.7 million. over the 20-year life of the bonds, result in a total of 361
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million in debt service of which 110,690,000 -- 110 million towards interest on the bonds. annual impact, 7.97 per $100,000 of assessed property value. so for typical, well, maybe not typical, properties assessed at $600,000, that would be about $47.29 impact on property taxes. the city charter imposed debt limit on general obligation bonds is 3% of the total assessed value of the property in the city. the city's outstanding general obligation bonds equal approximately .88%, if the board of supervisors were to approve the issuance, and the debt ratio increased by .1%, in the limit.
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additional, the ten-year capital plan, places a policy constraint to ensure property tax rates which fund the city's bond program would not be increased above 2006 levels of 12.01 cents, and proposed sale of these bonds is still consistent with the policy, and we are expecting to price and close the sale of these bonds in february. we have also submitted forms of the financing documents, including the notice of sale, notice of intention to sell, preliminary official statement for the board's approval and review, any questions regarding financing, i can respond to those. >> no questions. thank you very much for the presentation, and miss campbell, presentation? >> in terms of the use of the appropriations of the
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transportation bonds, we do have a summary on page 16 of our report and details by project in the attachment beginning on page 19, in terms of the use of the park bonds, and how they would be allocated to projects. we have a summary of that on page 27 in the report. and sort of reiterating what mr. traveti said about the impact to the city, for the issuance of $175 million in transportation bonds, total debt service, $251 million. for issuance of 76 in parks bonds, over 20 years, 110 million. annual debt service, $18 million increased annual debt service to the city per year, and then the impact on a property owner with assessed value, 600,000, would be $47 per year.
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and this would still be within the city's debt limit of 3% of assessed value. we recommend approval of all the legislation. >> supervisor yee: public comment? seeing none, closed. >> supervisor tang: motion for items 7-10, positive recommendation for the full board. >> supervisor yee: passes. item 11. >> clerk: 11, resolution approving and authorizing, located property seven hewn to 730 stanyan street, mcdonald's corporation, for 15.5 million. >> office of president london
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breed. we have the real estate department and staff here to present on the technical details of this particular purchase and sale agreement, but i wanted to take this opportunity to express president breed's perspective on how incredibly excited we are to be at the point we are with mcdonald's and the city to acquire this particular property for 100% affordable housing. this particular property has been a challenge in the community. and the ability for the city to step in and acquire it to build 100% affordable housing represents a significant opportunity for the city and the upper haight community in particular. this relates to the purchase and accusation and under what terms the city is acquiring it for, we intend to work very collaboratively with the community and the city to, after this acquisition, hopefully through the board of supervisors, to do the design work and designing the affordable program for this particular site.
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so, i'm here to answer any questions you may have, but turn it over to john to talk about the individual technical details of this purchase and sale agreement. on behalf of president breed, we are very happy to be at this point and the ability to purchase this site and 100% affordable housing and ask the committee support this item today. >> supervisor yee: thank you, john updike from real estate. >> thank you, chair yee. supervisor tang, john updike, director of real estate. we share president breed's, mayor breed's excitement about this site. and frankly, most acquisitions are not a partnership, but i have to say this was a collaborative effort with the seller of the mcdonald's corporation of this property. so, before you today is the purchase of 700 to 730, a couple different addresses, stanyan
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street, from mcdonald's corporation as the underlying owner of the property. the purchase price is $15.5 million. that is significantly less than the approved appraised value, which ranged between 18.5 and $19.7 million. we have been doing a lot of due diligence on this property since summer, collaboration with consultant team, so understand all of the remediation risks on the site, to complete the evaluation analysis which is done, to have the general plan referral and conformity issued in the board file. a note it was not yet ready while the budget of legislative analyst has been doing their report. but it was received and placed into the file. and working through the relocation of the existing operator who is a franchisee on
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the site. and so the budget legislative analyst report details the costs. they are estimates. but they are very conservative, high end estimates, being as transparent as possible of all the possible implications downstream, post purchase. so, we do have some modest remediation, but we do not see any show stoppers in the initial geo technical report that came back. so, that was very encouraging. the property does have a use of both in history, a dry cleaning operation and a gas station. so, we are very thorough in our investigation. secondly, we have had our consultants work on the relocation benefit package, and a sense of that total scope and that is also included in the report here. even with those costs, added on to the purchase price, we are still significantly under the appraised value total cost to acquire this, just a fantastic
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agreement for the city. this is a, about a three quarter of an acre site of land bounded by three streets, creating lots of excitement, because that gives us lots of design alternatives going forward and the restaurant itself is a little under 3500 square feet. should this be approved by the board, our next step is to complete our escrow instructions, complete a notice that has to go out to the existing occupant, 90-day notice for them to wind down their operations. so that we can close on the property and take possession to the property after the relocation, so we will not be in the business of being the landlord of the mcdonald's, the operations will cease and then we will take title. that will happen likely in the spring of this year and then by summer of this year we will accomplish the demolition of the improvement, a condition of the
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contract, not unusual when it's a corporate identity issue on a purchase, it's pretty typical removal of that identity is a condition of a sale. i believe that addresses most of the issues from our perspective. joined by colleagues at mayor's office, housing, community development who may have further info and happy to answer your questions. >> supervisor yee: just curious, mr. updike. in regards to the relocation piece, who is -- what are we relocating? relocating the business or -- >> so, yes. because -- chair yee, because the property is being acquired with federal funds, the uniform relocation act, federal law, that provides how one provides relocation benefit payments to displaced occupants, business operators takes hold here. so, we don't normally have these
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conversations, it's really either in the use of eminent domain, or the use of federal or certain state funds. certain funds trigger that requirement. otherwise we do not have it as a local policy. what that means is someone who is displaced and has to move to a new location is afforded certain benefits to cover those costs of relocation. those are capped under certain regulations in certain categories. in this case, the current operator has a number ever other franchises. and so they will most likely take their fixtures, furnishings and equipment and relocate them into potentially multiple locations, existing locations, so it's not like this will be a current restaurant that will open up at location b. it's more a case of the operations get wound down at the current location and those items that are personal to the
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business operator will move to existing franchises throughout the bay area. that is at the discretion of the person who is displaced. so, we just simply have a financial obligation to cover some of those costs because of the acquisition. i hope that helps. >> supervisor yee: basically automatic benefit. >> yes. >> supervisor yee: and we have no say so in this. even though -- >> that is correct. yes. federal law is very clear about that. >> supervisor yee: ok. it is a little odd. he's closing down business and not opening up a new business, but he's getting a benefit. also curious about, it's a good deal as you mentioned, and sometimes i wonder why are we getting such a good deal. is there -- are there other agreements with this particular entity that's not -- that's outside of this sale?
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>> the question is? >> i'm always skeptical, and here is a good deal, on paper, and sales, what we are seeing. any side deals where maybe he's getting something else that's outside of the sale? that's benefitting the entity? >> no, not to our knowledge. no. this is, i think, really a question of a corporate entity who was prepared to dispose of the asset. public entity coming along with an interest in that asset. good timing, all the way around, and it just makes sense for both sides and i think that's why we have such a favorable resolution here. >> supervisor yee: good enough. we have a b.l.a. report. miss cam pel. -- miss campbell. >> yes, as we had moved on to
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another item, apologize. based on what page of this -- anyway, the, in our report we show a budget of 16.1 million for the proposed purchase, not only the purchase price but closing costs, mediation, relocation costs and demolition of the existing building. the funding sources that we were provided showed 12 million for cbdg funds and additional 4 million from the inclusionary housing fund. if there are additional funds needed to close this purchase, our understanding is there are funds available in the inclusionary housing fund. the only other point we would like to make, this does come in under the appraised value and we recommend approval. >> okay. thank you very much. any public comments on this
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item, seeing none, public comments are now closed. motion. >> supervisor tang: all right. thank you very much, we are excited about this project and will make a motion to move forward item 11 with positive recommendation to the full board. >> supervisor yee: no objection, motion passes. probably the easiest one we have had for a while. madam clerk, item number 12. >> clerk: ordinance amending the health code, license fee for cannabis smoking consumption permit. >> good morning, supervisor yee and tang, director of environmental health. san francisco health code article 8a to the consumption permit, $1,200 annual permit fee for cannabis smoking conception. this fee was not included in the flurry of activity that occurred during the time to complete the
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cannabis rules. the permit allows the permitee to provide pre-packaged cannabis products or cannabis products that require heating or reheating, in addition to smoking consumption. the fee would cover inspection that would include a sanitation inspection, storage and equipment, for cannabis products and consumption, and testing and review of ventilation system operation to meet the regulations. >> supervisor yee: that's it? >> that's it. >> supervisor yee: wow, i like that. >> if you have questions -- >> supervisor yee: miss campbell. >> board of supervisors has previously approved these for consumption of cannabis, add additional $200 to the fee to allow for smoking on-site.
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this is for the inspection of ventilation systems and we consider approval to be a policy matter for the board. >> supervisor yee: thank you very much. any public comments on this item? seeing none, public comments closed. motion, please. >> supervisor tang: motion to send item 12 to the full board with positive recommendation. >> supervisor yee: with no objection, motion passes. thank you very much, stephanie. madam clerk, item number, where are we, 13. >> clerk: 13. appropriating approximately 11 million for funding received for the geneva car barn and powerhouse capital improvements, 2017-18. >> glad to be back up here. geneva car barn and powerhouse phase one project. last month, december 2017, board of supervisors adopted five resolutions related to this project, including two in
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particular i want to talk about today. funding agreement between the city and the community arts stablization trust, and affiliate of the stablization trust. supplemental appropriation is trailing resignation and what it does, allows the city to be reimbursed for project expenses as outlined in the board adopted development services agreement. so, in total, phase one of this project costs $13.99 million. and the best way to think about it, two sources of funding. city funding staying with recreation and park, 2.94 million, a mix of geo bond and general fund, and it's excluded from the tax credit financing deal. going to pay for direct expenses at the powerhouse. supplemental, the other portion,
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$11 million of powerhouse reimbursement revenue. so, three steps in a simplified manner how the tax credit financing takes place. last month the board of supervisors approved a funding agreement, rec park is going to give to cast $6.2 million, 2.7 million of already appropriated general fund and $3 million grant appropriation. cast powerhouse comes in, provide $1 million, cast forms what's known as a qualified active low income community business for tax credit financing purpose, and in short, the financing deal generates $3.85 million, both of historic reservation and new market tax credits in net of financing costs. and third, the board of supervisors also approved a cast powerhouse llc supervises agreement.
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they pay for the city's construction costs and expenses for the powerhouse renovation, so the supplemental allows us to get reimbursed for those expenses. happy to have, answer any questions you might have. >> supervisor yee: no questions to this complicated formula. i assure you that both of us understand it. >> i could tell you, i want to thank severin campbell, theresa kau, nelson magrabang, i'm missing people, but we had a lot of help along the way to do this. >> supervisor yee: miss campbell. a report? >> page 41 outlines how the funds would work. the board of supervisors has previously proved the funding agreement, services agreement that sets the table for this
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action. the board needs to be appropriated $11 million to receive reimbursement from cast for their work, cost of the powerhouse. sources of funds do include $6.2 million in funds granted by the city to cast, this was part of the funding agreement previously approved by the board, and then it would also include $1 million contribution from cast, and proceeds of the federal tax credit to total $11 million. we recommend approval. >> supervisor yee: any public comments on this item? >> good morning, supervisor, i'm here representing supervisor safai, district 11. this project is a culmination of over 20 years of neighborhood activism to restore vital public space and bring art programming to our district.
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neighbors like in james and dan lever had a greater vision for this building. situated at an area that is undergoing economic revitalization with improvements to the balboa park bart station, additions of bicycle infrastructure, 100 units of 100% affordable housing is being built across the street that includes supportive housing for homeless housing, and now we will have one of the premier arts and cultural centers in the southern part of san francisco. so, supervisor safai and the entire neighborhood of district 11 thanks the city for its support. we would also like to especially thank general manager phil ginsberg, assembly member phil ting, dan weaver and the friends of the geneva car barn, steven
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oliver, nicole rio, john olavos, and mayor lee had regularly visited this neighborhood and this was a project that he had also supported. thank you. >> supervisor yee: ok. any other public comments on this? seeing none, public comments are closed, motion, please. >> supervisor tang: motion to send item 13 to the full board with positive recommendation. >> supervisor yee: any objection, motion passes. item 14. >> clerk: resolution approving emergency declaration of the public utilities commission for the repair and servicing of the tesla treatment facility flywheel uninterruptable power supply units, not to exceed
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500,000. >> good morning. i'm here to request approval of emergency declaration for repair and servicing of our tesla treatment facility. that facility provides disinfection of the hetch hetchy water supply with ultraviolet light. this treatment process is a critical part of the health of the water supply. tesla facility is relatively new and one of the few large scale applications of this disinfections in the u.s. it must run continuously. we have back-up power supplies in the form of diesel generators and the flywheel units. the flywheel units spin continuously, to supply power immediately if there was an outage and continue the operation while the diesel
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generators were online. last april we had a failure of one of the flywheel units. we spent months to fix it and it was unsuccessful. in september, brought in a manufacturers representative, he inspected it and said it was a safety issue, and recommended we shut all three units down. in october, declared emergency for immediate repair. issue revised declaration in december clarifying it should be under chapter six rather than chapter 21. very specialized work, only able to identify two contractors who could potentially perform the work, and we are contracting with holt of california to do the work. this is a situation where we have a new facility with new unfamiliar technology. we had a maintenance contract when it began operating in 2011 but the contract lapsed. due to staff retirements, new contract has not and advertised. and frankly, we failed to
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understand the maintenance of this type of facility was extremely critical. that was a failure on our part. we now view getting a new maintenance contract in place as the highest priority and we will be reviewing all of our recently completed projects to identify and prioritize any other mission critical items to avoid being in this position again. i'm happy to answer any questions. >> supervisor yee: obvious question, how was it that you failed, not you personally, but p.u.c. failed to recognize you needed maintenance for this? >> it's my organization, and i take full responsibility for it. i think, if i could construct a little bit, when we thought about the facility, the really new technology is the ultraviolet treatment system and so we have had constant visits from calgon, they had not built
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anything at this scale before then. so we paid incredibly close attention to that piece of it, that's where the rubber ultimately meets the road. i think in doing so, we failed to grasp how critical it was if the flywheels went down. first there is a loss of power, but we have since learned that actually the way the control system is wired up, that those units actually also provide conditioning to the power supply. we say conditioning, when you get electrical supply, there are peaks and valleys in it and the system runs better if you can eliminate those and smooth it out. so, the way it's put together, we did not understand until we turned them off, that it provided that function as well. so, these have turned out to be much more critical than we thought they were in the operation. that was something that we have learned that lesson now, and that's why i said we are going to go to all of our other new facilities we have built and dig into them to look for other
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places, fairly routine pieces, and make sure that they are not going to trip us up in the future. >> supervisor yee: ok. don't get tripped up, then. >> we will not. >> supervisor yee: miss campbell. the b.l.a. report. >> based on the budget provided to us but p.u.c. for the emergency works, we do recommend amending to reduce the estimated cost from 500,000 to 322,000, and then it has been discussed already, because there were expired maintenance contracts, contracts have been in place, we believe this emergency could have been avoidable, we consider it to be a policy consideration for the board of supervisors. >> supervisor yee: ok. good, any public comments on this item? ok, motion as to amend and so
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forth? >> supervisor tang: i'll make a motion to that effect. >> supervisor yee: with the -- are you ok with the amendment? >> yes, we find the amendment amendable. >> supervisor tang: i will make the amendment, and send forth for recommendation. >> supervisor yee: motion passes. last item, 15. >> clerk: 15, consider release of reserved funds, department of homelessness and supportive housing in the amount of 1.7 million for the furniture, fixtures and equipment for the 440 turk street project. >> today, we are going to have a fantastic presentation on this item. go ahead. >> thank you very much. good afternoon, supervisors, department of homelessness and supportive housing here to discuss with you the 440 turk
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street proposed projects. as you know from previous meetings, this will serve as our headquarters, which will house most of our 115 staff members. it will be open monday through friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. it will also serve as what we call an access point, which is a location where homeless individuals can come into our offices, be assessed and entered into our data system and then referred to the appropriate services. we expect to serve about 50 clients a day, both at the access point, as well as clients coming in for general appointments or to speak to our staff. again, this facility will be open, the access point open monday through friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. we spent a considerable amount of time getting buy-in from the community. you will see in the packet community safety and security plan which we have signed and committed to helping work with
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the neighborhood to make the neighborhoods safe for people who live there, businesses, for our staff and our clients. the estimated budget for this project is $12.86 million. the purchase cost price will be 5 million. rehab 6.1 million. and furniture, fixtures and equipment, 1.7, actually, modified down to approximately 1.3. sources for the funds, approximately $7 million will be coming from the general public health geo bonds. first issuance, and then a future issuance, and $5.8 million will come from the general fund approximately 63% of the project costs will be funded through the bonds. ok. as you know, on tuesday, the
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board approved a reallocation of funds that were originally budgeted to pay for leasing and other costs related to 9th street where we were originally planning to have our offices. that money has been reallocated on tuesday, as approved by the board. we are requesting the budget committee release $1.7 million for furniture, fixtures and equipment for 440 turk project. however, a slightly lower rate based on new information we received on costs. funding will be used for work station, i.t. wiring, computers, telephones, furniture and equipment for the access points, and they are based on cost for other city offices, projects and client services space, and that is our presentation on the site.
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>> supervisor yee: ok, thank you very much. could we have the b.l.a. report, miss campbell. >> page 51 of our report shows our recommendation as he said, we are recommending a reduction of $390,000 from 1.7 million, to 1.3 million. this is based on updated information that we were provided on the cost and we do recommend release of $1.3 million on reserve. >> supervisor yee: thank you. ok. any public comments at this point? i think there's -- >> one more point, supervisor, before we move to public comments. just wanted to point out that the plan we originally submitted to the board would have taken care of all of our office space needs, including the hud team and the street team and resource center. and we will be coming back to
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you with proposal for new office space. we still have a few years right now, 101 grove, or 50 ivy street behind 101 grove. eventually that building needs to be vacated and we will need additional space for the department. i want to make sure everyone is clear that this does not meet 100% of our office space needs but we are pleased to be moving forward in this direction but will be back in a year or so with additional requests for office space. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> good morning, supervisors and the rest of the public and employees of the city of san francisco. i represent the local homeless coordinating board, which tends to represent the citizens of san francisco. those being housed and those that are unhoused. so, we just feel this is a time to get our battle going, and this is a battle. it's a battle on the streets every day to get our folks into
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some type of housing. and you know, i have much military experience and you really can't fight a battle without a headquarters. so, we are hoping to get this headquarters staffed, rigged up and everything. you know, it's not a good situation to have the homeless department homeless and basically that's where we are, we are all around right now. we would like to see as soon as possible every day that goes by is another day that people aren't being served as well as they could be, and you all know in your department that you have worked in the jobs you work, how it's a little more difficult running a business or operational city service not knowing where you are going to be from day-to-day, not being in your own home. so when these employees of this department, about 115, are able to go into their own place and know they are not moved around again, it makes them have more efficient day and that's what we need on the streets. so, i would really advocate for you to consider this reallocation. thank you.
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>> supervisor yee: thank you. any other public comments, none, public comments now closed. and have a motion. >> supervisor tang: i have a motion, i think we would need to amend the dollar amount per the budget analyst recommendation and make a motion to release the reserve funds. >> supervisor yee: ok. without any objection, amended motion -- >> supervisor tang: and file the hearing. >> supervisor yee: will pass. madam clerk, anything else. >> clerk: no further business. >> supervisor yee: then i will keep on talking, no, meeting is adjourned.
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>> good afternoon everyone. i'm barbara garcia, director of health. we have mayor london breed and supervisor jane kim. we're so happy to be here today, we're opening a new part of the respite providing services for those who need that kind of support from our shelter system. this respite has been open for over 10 years and providing over
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45 beds for those needing support around alcoholism and around another 30 beds for those coming out of hospital who need additional support. these are focused on the shelter system to ensure that those individuals who need more medical support and i want to acknowledge supervisor kim who has been a champion for the expansion, particularly when she spent time in the shelter and saw that many individuals needed additional medical support. this took about two years to open with the renovation and with the staffing and we're so happy today to be with you to open these new beds, as well as the fact that the staff is there already, we have served over 3,000 homeless individuals in the past 10 years providing the upmost care for these individuals who really need support and provide them the additional support to continue their pathway into housing. at this point, i would like to ask for mayor breed to give us
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some comments and she has been a big champion around homeless issues and very happy for the respite to be open today. thank you very much. (applause) >> thank you. i want to start by thanking director garcia for all the work that her and her team have put in to really making this dream a reality. supervisor kim has been an amazing champion on this expansion. and our mayor, mayor ed lee actually had an opportunity to tour the facility. he was really excited about what it could do for some people that we know that are facing challenges, our most vulnerable population. we think it's as simple as showing up to a shelter, but just imagine if you have a medical issue. just imagine if you have a wound or something going on with your body that basically you have not been medically treated for. people who sadly are living on
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our streets need medical support, too. often times, imagine when we're in the same situation and we stay home and need time to heal, this is what the respite center is going to provide, a place for people to heal, a bed, a safe space, three meals a day, support they need and 30% of the people who have been helped in this respite center have been permanently housed. that's been amazing. the staff is not only providing the medical care, they're providing the social services that go with helping people transition into permanent housing. our goal has to be to make sure people are taken care of and this is one way to do that. to go from 45 to 75 beds is tremendous. which means we have a larger capacity to serve more people and that means everything for the person using this service.
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so i'm happy to be here today. i want to thank the staff and everyone who has been active in making sure that this space is not only providing care, but is providing compassion and support and resources because we want to make sure it's a wrap-around service that will eventually help people into something permanent where they have homes to live and the support they need to be sustainable in our housing market that is so challenging for so many. thank you for being here and with that, i want to turn it over to my colleague supervisor kim who has been a champion and an important part of making this possible. the funding and all of the things we needed to do to get this place open, she was a fierce advocate for that. i want to turn it over to supervisor kim. (applause) >> thank you. thank you mayor breed for being here today.
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it's a little sad to be here without mayor ed lee. i had fought and advocated for $4 million to expand the medical respite shelter and i remember the day he called me and said he was going to make it an important piece of the budget. while it takes some time for the build up, it's amazing we have this resource in our city here today. director garcia mentioned why i came to fight for the medical respite shelter, it was because when i was appointed acting mayor, much more briefly, my staff decided i would spend my first night as acting mayor in one of our single adult shelters in my district. in my first night there it became clear to me that homelessness is not just a poverty issue, it's a public health issue. the residents staying there were
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far oral far older and sicker than i imagined and we're seeing so many brothers and sisters aging in places on the streets. so i worked with director garcia to fight for our adult shelters and to see what the nurses are doing every day at sanctuary, next door, they are doing god's work. our residents need to see a nurse every single day and need the medical attention they can get at the shelters. the expansion of a 24/7 medical respite shelter is a huge resource in our city. i don't need to tell anyone what we're seeing on the streets today, people are so sick and to have this resource with increased beds and 24-hour attention from doctors, nurses,
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psychiatrists is how we address homelessness in san francisco today. i want to thank director garcia, who has been an impassioned person working on this and to dr. barry stephen who is not here today and kate shuten and dr. alice chen. and finally to president breed, who knows -- probably the supervisor who knows my district the best on the board of supervisors, she's in fact the only colleague who constantly asks me of the needs because she knows our residents there. i want to thank you for your support and for your support of a safe injection site. we also have to address substance abuse in our city as
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well. thank you for being here and i'm incredibly excited to double the expansion of the medical respite shelter here today. (applause) >> thank you supervisor and mayor breed. i'm honored to be able to present our doctor and medical director of the respite dr. kelly egan. dr. kelly egan has professionalism and compassion in the way she has brought the new respite expansion and all the patients she serves directly. so dr. kelly egan. (applause) >> thank you supervisor kim, mayor breed and director garcia. as medical director i have experienced this program's transformation first hand in recent months. medical respite has served the sickest and most medically complex people in homelessness.
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in the past we have accepted referrals only from hospitals and now we can accept them from shelters for people who are too sick to stay there and are at risk. i want to put a face for the clients we served. we recently cared for a gentleman with a new cancer diagnosis and he needed a place to rest and recoup rate. without a bed -- (laughter) without a bed at respite, cancer treatment may not have been an option for this gentleman. and we have been working with a woman working intensely with physical therapy, she can walk and take care of herself now again and ready to go back to the shelters. and we're seeing an increasing aging population among the homeless, people who are cognitively impaired and unable
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to keep themselves safe. they receive behavioral health, primary care, assistance with medications and referrals to psycho social services such as housing. personally i want to thank the staff of medical respite and sobering who provide the care day in and day out and shelter house street medicine, these are the care teams that provide compassionate and patient-centered care for our patients every day. i'm proud to be a part of the team. thank you. (applause) >> here are scissors for the supervisor and mayor to share.
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