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that the point, too, we'll have selected a provider so they will be able to weigh in. we engage them in architecture and engineering to make sure it fits well together. but we can show you specifically in schematic design about what each module will look like. >> would we be given a cost analysis, presumably it is a lot cheaper to go modular and not just more efficient in terms of construction. >> absolutely. we'll keep an eye on that. right now, we are estimating about 9% savings. so, for ocii's contribution, we're thinking about 23,000 in savings, a total savings of 38,000 per unit. so, the total development cost reduced by about $5.4 million. so, it is significant. >> excellent. and we'll save six months in construction. >> yep. yep.
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>> good. >> thank you, commissioner rosaless. i have a couple of questions. just to clarify what you meant about the selection. that you have this list. are you refering to the 5,000 something list that you mention. and kaord nating with mocd. >> yeah. exactly. mocd obtains the list of c.o.p. holders and they work together to identify c.o.p. holders on the coordinated entry list. but it is ultimately the living day-to-day manager of that coordinated entry list. >> and they are the organization that will select and that those with will qualify after the c.o.p. holders receive the units, right?
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the remaining units will be from that list. are they not on the dahlia list? >> no. >> a totally separate list? >> yes. this is a totally separate list. afternoon they -- and they have been work on this for a couple of years now. my understanding is they had 15 difference databases out there. and so everybody had a little bit of different information and it was very hard to track how well they were doing and whether -- what needs they were addressing and not addressing. so, their attempt has been to consolidate all of that information so they can track a person's history of using all the various city supported services. so when they're coming in, staying at a shelter, if they're coming through a navigation centre or coming in through some other referral clinic and what their history of homelessness has been and then allows them to work with them on housing readiness and make sure that the folks that they're referring in are ready
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and then also prioritize folks by level of need and make sure that those permanent supportive units are going the folks who need them the most. and then sending others to properties where, you know, maybe they just need rapid rehousing and a little bit of a lift to get back quickly into housing if they've not been on the street for a very long time. they have a number of interventions identified and they've spelled these out in their recent framework. they will be the ones who manage that on a day-to-day basis. >> and this is a city agency? >> it is, yes. >> and so this is the first time i've heard that, that they -- there's actually -- well i know about the agency. but this is the first time i've heard about the list that they have been maintaining and updating. >> right. >> and that they will be -- we will be using -- the developer will be using the list to select who will qualify for this 141 units.
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>> can you expand on the c.h.p. services? what are the services that they offer? >> sure. i can let c.h.p. speak to that directly. but they will be book managing the property and then providing extensive wrap-around services for folks who are there. but gail can probably speak much better than that. >> we have early evening support services on the site. it consist of folks who are certified licenses and clinicians and team leads. they will do everything from doing group activities at the site. triggers for mental health to
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bingo night, movie night, gardening. they will do a range of activities on the site. provide one-on-one counseling, case management services. and nursing available since we anticipate the many of the individuals referred to us. as many do who are in our homeless community. that is just the service staffing. we'll then have from a property management perspective, 24/7 lobby services, lobby concierge services by a doorman and they won't be able to access that property without going through that doorman first and we'll have an on-site manager and that manager won't physically be there 24 hours a day, seven days a week, there will be an additional layer of on-call coverage and someone who's living on site to support those lobby services sfr a security perspective. we'll have janitorial and maintenance. at any given moment in time during normal business hour which is for us is 8:00 a.m. to
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about 8:00 p.m., they will be anywhere from 3:00 to 7:00 site staff who work under community housing partnership. >> and who pays for these services? >> we'll contract with the department of homelessness and supportive housing. we'll also build medi-cal because we're a medi-cal billing provider to be reimbursed for those services and then will be provided a subsidy yet to be determined by the mayor's office of housing, either project based vouchers or the loft programme, the local operating subsidy programme. >> well, great services. and you are -- you are also servicing renee -- >> actually, currently we are not. we have a bid in with the
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department of public health at the time that renee cosinov was done, we were not a medi-cal biller and now we have for five years. we don't know the outcome of that bidding process will be, but our 17 propertis in san francisco, two are where we don't currently provide services due to the fact that at the point in time of that bid for services we could not medi-call bill. but we hope to change that eventually. >> and which of our properties are you servicing? >> currently we are not servicing the ocii site. this will be the first time for ocii but we do have 15 properties under the per view of the mayor's office of housing. >> very good. thank you. >> thank you for your time, commissioners. >> any other comments, questions? yes, commissioner singh? one last question. >> i want to ask mr. lee -- [laughter]
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what compliance, you know, was -- >> the developers have been very cooperative. we've had a couple of meetings. mariaable ha assigned to the project and she's been having ongoing dialogue with the development time in terms of issuing a craftsman proposal for the initial services and we had meetings about modular as well and what some of that impact will be regarding small business so they have been very cooperative. >> thank you. >> and just realised there is no parking in this facility. except for two. >> that's right. >> just a couple of staff and delivery spaces. as we were preparing to issue this r.f.p., we toured a number of existing facilities and spoke with property management staff and found that there just waunlt demand for resident parking. those that did have parking lots, like bishop [inaudible] in soma found that the cars sat generally unused. we felt it was not the best use
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of resources or space to allocate resident park. >> others than bike parking. >> right. >> and how many bike parking spaces? >> i want to say we had them at a .5 ratio so i think we're at around 70 spaces or so. >> 7-0? >> yes. 7-0. yeah. >> thank you for your presentation. very informative. very thorough. so now we are going to be . -- >> motion. >> voting on this matter. so i need a motion. >> i move. >> i'm sorry? >> [inaudible]. >> we've closed public comments for this matter. so if you want to make a comments, we have another one on public -- another -- -- >> [inaudible]. >> we've closed the public comments. but you can make a comment later. >> [inaudible]. >> no, after the presentation, we do the public comment.
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>> [inaudible]. >> council, can we open this for public comments? we've already closed it, right? >> yeah. >> sir, were you here earlier to submit a comment card when they call for public comment -- >> no, i was [inaudible]. >> madame chair, i think to your discretion. it's to your discretion to re-open public comments, to receive an additional public comment. >> how many speaker card dos we have for this, if we open it? >> four. >> i'm sorry? >> this one, we already had four. >> no. no. if we re-open, how many pending speaker cards do we have? just him? >> you are not required. it is to your discretion.
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>> and your comment, sir, is specific to this. and might impact our vote? >> it may. it very well may. >> i will open a public comment for this item and will you please fill out a speaker card? >> i'll identify myself and fill out a speaker card. pardon me, i'm short of breath. i ran over here from my office a few blocks away as i was watching this on tv. my name is alex lanceberg. i'm research and -- >> [inaudible]. >> excuse me. research and advocacy director for the local electrical construction industry. and as i was watching this, what really got me out of my chair and running over here was the discussion that this was going to be a modular project. something that i didn't hear mention here, but it's a growing issue here in san francisco is the fact that there is an argument by the modular manufacturing industry, the local building code amendments do not apply to these projects. so, the minimum safety
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standards that we've established in san francisco for our fire code, our plumbing code, our seismic code, within the structures of the buildings, within the buildings themselves, aren't applicable. there's effort, there's this item is being discussed in a variety of different forum. back in november, the building inspection commission took this on. my understanding is they're going to be revisiting the item as well and there's been -- or there will soon be a request to actually define and delineate the differences between the local building code and what's happening and the california one that manufacturers arguing prevails. while that is happening, i think you should hold off on going whole hog with this type of project. a second issue, and this is something a little bit broader, i think more philosophical to how san francisco approaches tooerable housing, for years, and we've seen it in mission
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bay, we have heard and i think san franciscans have generally agreed that affordable housing should not be of a lesser quality than not a great product. what we have with modular, if this interpretation does ultimately prevail, is that the affordable housing that we're building for lower income people is actually not going to meet our local safety standards. and you as a redevelopment agency or the former redevelopment agency, should ask yourselves whether this is the type of policy you want to endorse and whether or not this is something we'll be doing moving forward. basically saying that we're going to put lesser safety standards on poor people's housing than we are for everything else that gets built. so as you deliberate, hope you asker this. >> so, now we move on to -- >> take a vote?
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>> do we have a motion? >> motion by commissioner singh. seconded by commissioner bustos. will you please call the vote? [roll call] >> please announce your vote when i call your name. >> madame chair, the vote is four ayes. >> thank you. so, the motion carries. and madame secretary, please call the next item. >> the next order of business is agenda item 5e, workshop on the july through december 2017 reports on ocii small business enterprise and local hiring goal practices discussion. madame director? >> thank you, madame secretary. this item is the regularly scheduled item twice a year where the contract team presents on a workshop on a six-month period on ocii small business enterprise and local hiring goals policies and
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practices. with that, today, we have raymond here as well as some of our partners in various project areas also striebl respond to questions. i expect that maria as part of this presentation could potentially introduce some of our representives here today. with that, i'll turn it over to maria. >> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is maria and i'll be presenting the s.b.e. and local hiring goals for the period of july 1 through december 30, 2017. adopted in november of 2004, the s.b.e. programme seeks to increase opportunities for small businesses. particularly san francisco-based small businesses who compete for contracts on ocii assisted projects. ocii implements this policy by requiring developers and contractors to give first consideration to s.b.e.s when awarding yts.
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the policy further requires that priority be given to small businesses in the following order. promise areas s.b.e.s, local s.b.e.s or firms on ocii project areas, but with outside of ocii project areas but within san francisco and all other s.b.e.s outside of san francisco. nonlocal s.b.e.s are allowed to satisfy participation goals only when they are significantly higher than nonsan francisco s.b.e.s. the policy establishes an ambitious participation goal of 50%. ocii staff works closely with developer and contractors to ensure that they are diligent in making good-faith efforts in reaching contracting goals. outreach is a critical component and contractors are routinely required to give l.b.s notice of contracting opportunities. meanwhile, our procurement policy requires a minimum 30-day advertisement period to ensure that small businesses have sufficient time to respond
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to available opportunities. our joint venture and association programme offers incentives for partnerships between nons.b.e.s and s.b. firms. ocii encourages contractors and consultants to identify areas where small business can participate and break apart scopes of work, even where such work is normally self-performed. the goal of the partnerships to foster mentorship and increase capacity for larger scopes of work. for professional services, staff is involved in the r.f.q. and r.f.p. process. this entails reviewing proposals, monitoring interviews, reviewing short lists and reviewing consultant selections. similarly, for construction contracts, staff is involved in the solicitation process. submittal meetings and tabulation of reviews and contract selection before contracts are awarded. these actives are conducted with the purpose of ensuring contractors are performing good-faith efforts and considering san francisco
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businesses first. for projects for s.b.s participation goals are not met, contractors must document efforts and provide ocii. it also sets revenue limits for s.c.s. they were implemented in july of 2015 in an effort to mitigate marketplace confusion and improve programme administration. ocii's adopted standards to conform to the city and county of san francisco's local business enterprise programme. in order to qualify as a small business, a firm's growth receipts averaged over three years must not exceed the following threshholds for the respective classfications. $20 million for construction contractors. $14 million for specialty construction contractors, $10 million for suppliers, $2.5 million for professional services and $3.5 million for trucking.
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between the period of july 1 through to december 30, 2017, contract valued at more than $91 million were awarded for design and construction service on six major developments. these contracts support a variety of promise ranging from inclusionary housing, public information and commercial development and the shipyard and candlestick park project areas. they were awarded by developers and their contractors. data was synthesized youing contract award information. gathered from ocii's elation web-based reporting tool. overall, s.b. credit granted for this project is valued at just over 50%. with actual s.b. participation at just under 39%. the difference between the two figures can be explained in how they credit s.b. participation.
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mainly, nons.b. firms. [please stand by] please stand by]
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. >> which represents a decrease of 4.9% of the prior reporting period. the percentage for professional service contracts remaining well above ocii's goal of 50%, reaching nearly 60%, an increase of .3% from the prior period. meanwhile, the percentage -- achieving 27.9%, a decrease of 4.5% from the prior period. [ please stand by ]. >> -- commonly found in apartment buildings and single-family homes.
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the advantage of type 5 is it's accessible and easy to construction, as opposed to type 1 construction, which requires deep construction and structural cell trim frames. there are few, if any, sb's to independently perform these scopes of work. to demonstra the second diagram shows sc percentages on all types of project. notwithstanding type 1 construction, as the chart demonstrates, removing this results in a .6% increase of all types of construction contracts. when affecting the past three years of activity, professional services contracts have consistently surpassed the sb goal and hovered around 50% with a modest but steady
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increase. the note that the construction trim line began to decrease in november 2016, with a commencement of more than 1 billion in construction for several high-rise apartment tower structures. meanwhile, removing type 1 construction from analysis and looking at ocii's stand-alone construction projects reflected a relatively stable range of participation in the range of 40-45%. while not a disparity study, we have also captured a snapshot of the ethnic and gender distribution of sc firms working on all access projects through december 30, 2017. this inform is gathered for informal purposes only. sc availability figures are did
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he h he-derived from bisdata, and this does not account for a firm's accountablity, nor does it reveal if a firm has come peted for available contracts. i'd like to briefly show you a zip code map of san francisco, with particular attention to ocii's particular construction projects, transbay, mission bay, and shipyard, candlestick point. the commission has previously indicated an interest in understanding the distribution of projects by zip code. worth noting, approximately 26 million in construction contracts awarded to sf-based small businesses, over 15 million in contracts or 59% of contracting dollars were awarded to construction firms located in district ten or firms located in 94124, 94134,
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and 94107. to close out statistical reporting on sbe's, at the request of the commission, ocii staff tracks additional dollars paid to sb's and additional awards. drawing the last reporting phase period, [ inaudible ] and alice griffith phase one block four completed construction. note sb awards for these projects were approximately 58% where actual sb payment represent approximately 59% of contract dollars. the numbers are relatively close, and minor inconsistencies can be attributed to slight variances
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in additional costs incurred by the developer. staff continues to outreach the local small business community through various publications and media outlets, including ocii's website, twitter account, as well as the city of san francisco's contract administration website. in quarter three and quarter four of 2017, staff participated in 17 prebid meetings, in addition to numerous meetings with contractors and developers. additionally in an effort to increase opportunities and capacities for small businesses, ocii maintains a continued dialogue with owners of small businesses and with various associations, such as the national association of minority contractors, women construction owners and executives, association of asian american architects and engineers, and the hunters point shipyard and advisory committees. staff has also collaborated with various ship building
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programs including emerald cities collaborative, turner school of construction management, b.a.r.t. construction business management and strategic partnership program, renaissance entrepreneurship program, and scheduling and the east way small business expo. so at this point, i'd like to shift focus onto workforce. oci's local workforce practice is aggressive and unique, and that establishes a local hiring goal of 50%. with first consideration for project area residents. the policy further requires contractors to adhere to state prevailing wage requirements, even on projects entire funded by private dollar.
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contractors and subcontractors are required to submit weekly certified payroll reports to relations which tracks hours worked by trades and classification for all workers on oci projects. the system also tracks employee residency, and ethnic and gender data as well if voluntarily provided. in addition, ocii has an agreement with office of economic and workforce development through their city build department to provide construction workforce complains services. city built implement states that a workforce monitoring and provides contractors with worker referrals. ocii staff meets monthly with city build to assess requirements of workforce programs. [ inaudible ] on the hiring of bayvi bayview-hunters point residents. for this report, ocii extracted
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data from separately relation systems and separately reported those hours worked by san francisco residents and those performed by individuals residing in the zip codes 92104, 92107 and 94104. as of december 30, 2017 for all currently active projects, [ inaudible ] of this amount, approximately 1.26 million hours, or 23.7% were performed by san francisco residents. this represents a.5% drop from the previous reporting period and reflects the continuing challenge of a strained labor market within a booming economy in san francisco. nevertheless, it is important to note that over 16,000 workers have had a hand in constructing ocii assisted projects. over 3,000 are san francisco residents, of which over 1300
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are from the bayview-hunters point neighborhood. also it's worth noting on average san francisco workers performed 20% longer on ocii assisted projects than non-san francisco workers. meeting workforce demands remains challenging. nationally when the recession hit, many skilled workers who were unable to find jobs dropped out and dropped out of the industry. now, as older workers are retiring, there are fewer interested candidates to replace them. the demand for construction labor remains high because of increasing developments and economic expansion, and the pool of construction worker has not expanded at a proportional rate. despite the challenges, ocii
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and city build staff works together closely to monitor activities in a good faith effort. in an effort to develop a pipeline -- academy has added classes to their annual cycle and expanded specialized construction training classes on weekends. in june 2008, city build will graduate its class of 45 to 50 people. additionally, they are collaborating with hope sf to create workforce training opportunities for 15 or more students. other city build partnerships include a partnership with flynn eagle golf course for 15 trainees, as well as abongoing collaboration with the san francisco adult protection department to engage the reentry population. meanwhile, in june 2018, the
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golden state warriors, and jp morgan chase will or an additional chase center training academy and train 30 workers for construction job in the city and ocii administration projects, including the kpas center. in total, we intend to graduate 250 students in 201 [ inaudible ] continuing to work with the contract monitoring division and educate and promote lb certification among local small businesses, and by continuing to collaborate with city build and develop methods to increase
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local workforce participation local management from ocii will be here to address any questions that you may have -- or he'll join me, so that wraps up my presentation. >> thank you, do we have any speaker cards, madam secretary? >> yes, madam chair, we have six speaker cards. would will following speakers please come up to the podium in this order: pete farmer, nick colina, ray horn. >> good afternoon. my ray horn.
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[ inaudible ] -- in northern california, although we started in oakland in 1969, next year, we'll celebrate 30 -- 50 years of -- in the longest lasting union associate and minority owned organizations supporting the contractors. i'm here today for a couple of things. make comment on one i see progress on ocii, so that's good to see. still like to see this operation between the prisuppl and the contractor because we are categorized by two different classifications, by cid and dgw, and that would be great. but the other thing that i'm overhearing is to talk about is a model that really works for small businesses. as this chase arena first started, i met with the executives from warriors, address the concern about the
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minority participation, and then in collaboration with glock construction and mortensen. both companies were very much receptive to the idea that came out from the ocii, the associate agreement, the joint venture agreement, that really works from a large company subcontractor to a small company, by -- because it allows the small business to participate because the packages could be too big. the other thing that's taking place is while i'm a supplier by trade, i got the opportunity to sell materials to the warriors project which is exciting to me, because i haven't been able to do it in other projects, but it helps suppliers like this, because there's a synergy that's taking place while clark morrison is providing with the warriors project. with our members and other small business, this type of
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partnership works very well for our members. we would like namec to be considered on some of this developer team because we are the only organization that provides assistance to contractors. there's nobody out there right now. we're the only one that does it with the union contracts. we have a few of the members out here that are going to speak about their success stories. clark construction is our major corporate partner. they are the only one right now actually works with namec in developing small business to be successful on their project. with the large project as warriors, the staff provided, you know, access to small business to participate. this gives them a lot of experiences and also opportunity to move onto other projects. i will cut it short here. i know my time is out, but we
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encourage developers and contractors to join our chapter, to join our association, so we can get this 50% increased, right? that's one of the ways to do it. thank you. >> thank you. >> nick colina? >> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is nick colina. i'm here with my father, hector colina. we're mexican american, and my father owned molina construction incorporated. we're a third generation minority business locally operated. i'm here today to tell you that our company has had a successful partnership with clark construction, having worked with them on both the office of the chief medical examiner, and more recently chase center. clark construction has helped us to be a better business by teaching us their way of doing
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business. when we enrolled in their free ten month program called the strategic part mershnature her learned many different skills that still help in our business today. it's about the second step of growth for businesses, not just that -- that incubative business. clark takes it a step further with continued mentorship. there's been countless times when i've called clark staff and asked their advice about my company profile, my pitch to a client or even how to approach certain business situations. this mentorship has continued on-site with the amazing help of stacey tosuda and rachel brown. clark means it when they value local growth.
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the warriors, construction and ma munsen have introduced us and continue to open money doors for work. clark has also held the most meetings on the warriors project. in one, they setup over 500 match making businesses like ours. they help facilitate one-on-one. it's hard to go up to people and meet them when they're bigger contracts. clark helps facilitate those meetings. they go beyond good faith effort, and as a result my family's business is now -- we're -- we're -- we're supplying and working on the chase center project, which is a sense of pride for us. clark also most recently held an open house for local contractors, which had nothing to do with the chase center, which they facilitated networking with other -- with more of their trade partners to
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facilitate more meetings. i was to reiterate that we have the utmost confidence that many more -- [ inaudible ] we know that clark will strife to exceed their goals. clark is one of the few contractors who mean it when they say that they value local work -- and the growth of the local workforce. and if more developers would follow this model, we'd have a better society and more growth for our local community. >> thank you. >> yeah, yeah. >> ray horn. >> wait, you want to -- >> oh. >> oh. >> okay. >> i'm hector colina, and i also teach a class that clark -- attended a strategic class that clark offered, and it's opened up a lot of business for us. like nick said, we also had a lot of advice with every
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teacher that -- that -- that we went through -- through different questions, they've given us great advice, and so i'm very supported of them, and we look forward to having more work with them. thank you. >> thank you. >> ray horn? and could the following speakers come up in this order: linda richardson, marcus hart, michael spencer. >> hello, madam chair, hello, ladies and gentlemen of the commission. my name is ray horn of r and i glass works. i've been a union member of the glazers local union about 16, 17 years, and i decided to start a company, and so i started out at the construction -- contractors' assistance center, and that led me to the renaissance center with -- under the leadership
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and guidance of mr. marcus hart. and from there, ran into a miss vickie flamba who introduced me to the strategic partnership program. i just wanted to let you goes nye that it was very instrumental and critical to me becoming a union member and a glazing contractor in the city of san francisco. i'm proud to say i'm the only african american glazing contractor in the city, and clark was very instrumental in getting me started, because they took a chance on me, and giving me an opportunity to work on the project at uc berkeley when i had no construction experience as a owner, and i think that turned out very well for us. i want to thank ocii for giving me an opportunity to work in the mission bay right now,
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across mission bay block one, right across from the ballpark. we're doing interior glass there. so all of these general contractors are very important to a small business. i'm still sbe, and i'm still working in the field, but next time i come and visit you, maybe i can have a suit on, too. >> linda richardson. >> good afternoon, commissioners. cha chair -- you know, today is a day in which i was working in, i thought about mayor lee, and i wish i had with me the tape that mayor lee spoke about when he commissioned that clark on
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third [ inaudible ] event ever in the history of san francisco. and i'm saying that to start my presentation today because two years ago -- and i really want to thank [ inaudible ] department of human rights of san francisco director, someone that knows this city very well. she approached me, and a lot of the leaders in the bayvi bayview-hunters point community. i remember i sit on the african american san francisco chamber of commerce and some of the other local businesses in this city. i'm also a member of the bayview advisory board. [ inaudible ] we know the people in the bayview for the long time. this project, warrior projects, chase, it is going to be a model that even after the project is finished, we are going to be able toen list small business minority to
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people people,g -- mr. raymond lee, your -- [ inaudible ] city build director -- we have been meeting now for more than 18 months, so i know now how to get people involved. there's also the small business incubator. [ inaudible ] so what we are here here is if there is any take away, at the end of the day, you are going to be able to see folks that have been attending the academy, that have graduated from all these wonderful, you
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know, programs, would be able to work not only mission bay, bayview-hunters point and all the other -- your projects, but also in the east bay, in the north bay, and everywhere. we are germinating, clark is ge germinating. excuse my voice. i'm a little bit under the weather, but i wanted to come out here to set the record straight, and this is just the beginning, you are going to see more projects. thank you for your time. >> thank you, commissioner richardson. >> marcus hart. >> good afternoon, madam chair. for the record, marcus hart. i'm the chair of -- [ inaudible ] we provide small business, technical assistance, mentorship, peer support,
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access to capital and training for our businesses and trirs in the bayview community. i'm here to tell you what you already heard and what you already know that clark and mortensen have been great community partners. let me start with the kmucommuy and piggyback off when my stakeholder has said. clark has partnered with the community first. they asked the question how can they be impactful in the community. i know they asked that because they ask me all the time, how can we become more impactful in the community. last year, the extravaganza in the bayview was where we brought organizers and suppliers and vendors to the opera house to celebrate the bayview community. that event was attended by the
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mayor, and we're going to keep a legacy in his memory, and we're going to do that every year. mortensen, they came to our center in the bayview and asked, with a group of volunteers, about ten volunteers, how can we support you, and we said, okay, yeah, we've got plenty of work what these volunteers. but what they did in essence was create three cubicles, and these are the cubicles that are certified by cmd that enable small businesses to participate in the community on these large contracts. about have three knew businesses thanks to mortensen. we have a plumbing service, janitorial service, and then, we have a trucker. lastly, when we talk about this partnership, it's really about
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a commitment to the core values of equity, equity and participation, and clark takes that a step further in that they realize a challenge. they work with us to provide solutions, through their strategic partnership program. you've heard that me provide mentorships, and they're just always accessible. so i can go on and on and sing my praises, but my time is up. thank you. >> michael stinser. >> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is michael spencer. i'm the owner of pspencer masonly right here in san francisco. i'm pleased to be part of a joint masonry for the construction of the chase project. they ran 100 men plus just in
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this city of san francisco, but they venture out to arizona and vegas, and so they took me under their wing and we put a number together and clark and mo mortenen a mort mortensen are working together pretty well. we've been in business over 30 years. my father started it. he's passed on, and i'm now running it, and it's going very well. and a lot of projects here in san francisco, and i've also gave back to the community. schools, you name it, we've done it, and we're going to keep doing it because that's my niche. i'm taking in the people that can't come in your office and work. they'd rather work with their hands and take a skill, and that's my niche of, you know,
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working with san francisco and getting some of these projects. other than that, the small business program, it's -- it's been real good for me, and just want to keep it going. appreciate the opportunity. thanks for taking me time -- the time to listen to me. thank you. >> thank you. >> james richard. >> good afternoon, commissioners. i'm the president of abu, association of black men united, and what we have to do -- we help the high risk youth get jobs in the community, and that's where we -- i think that we've been very effective. we work with the other agencies such as city build, some other
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youth -- organizations, such as -- well any way, i'm a -- also a contractor. and i work with clark, mortensen. i work with the major -- some of the people in the community, some of the people that working with -- over with clark, and i think that they're really trying to work with the community. they have impressed me that they want to work with some of the -- some of the contractors, and -- and some of the -- the people that really want to work and have jobs, and i think that's what they impressed me with what they doing, and so i just want to come today to let
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you know that's -- that's where we stand, and we want to stand with clark and mortensen, and when they standup and they come, and whatever or however their problems are, their problems are our problems, and we will stand with them regardless and however because of what we have witnessed, what they have done for us and the community. thank you. >> thank you, sir. >> ashley rhodes. >> good afternoon, commissioners, again. i also have two hats that i wear, also, as well. i'm a -- a soldier for aau, as
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well as a penny contractor. i just want to let you know that my company, masters painting and decorating, we're a local company and a small business enterprising here in the bayview-hunters point community. we work very diligently at trying to do the right thing. also, i'd just like to let you know that the program that he just talked about was instrumental in helping me. i ran out of business, and they helping me to get back into business again, so kudos to that agency for doing so much for me, for my particular contract or for my particular business. also, i want to say that with abu and with our work with the community, clark saw it very wise to -- to wribring on an
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individual that had worked on their city build. he works for them and handle the hiring mechanism. i handle the hiring stadium for clark abu, so we make sure we get individuals into the community into that process where they can work, especially all the youngsters in our community don't have the opportunity. so we've been doing this extremely well with working together with them, and see it also worked for city build, and that's what make it kind of unique, so we have a wonderful relationship with the new director there, so things have been working very well from that perspective. we've also been working very well with ocii. they've been doing a tremendous job to make sure the contractors meet their kne necessary goals in the control, and we as businessmen have been
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very fortunate to be a part of that with abu, whereas clark and mortensen have been working with us to make sure we get lbe's into the project and making sure our community is a part of it. also a very part of what we do is jim mcclan who is a head man who's running that whole project out there. he's reached out so far to us that we have a standing meeting with them, the abu and clark, every month, and we talk about and discuss the things that's going on, good or bad, what we can do to make it better, so that system really works out. and i mean this standing meeting is going on and on. and lastly, i'd just like you to know i've been having a great opportunity now. i participate in the strategic partnership program with clark. i'm a part of that process, and along with that, it's really helping me to understand greater how to be a businessman
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and how to take care of my business, and with that program, it's really been very -- very successful with me where i've now had an opportunity to get a contract on the clark stadium for the painting. so it's working very well with clark. they're doing tremendous job in our community, and we thank you. >> thank you. >> ace washington. >> we have no more speaker cards, madam chair skbl thank y you -- >> thank you all for taking the time to come and speak to us, so i will now close public comment and refer to my fellow commissioners for questions and comments. >> if i can pause for just a moment. raymond lee, contract compliance supervisor. i'd like to recognize a couple of members in the audience that might be able to help with
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questions, we have gail and yoyo from the warriors. >> could you please wave your hands so we can see that. >> also is jim and vickie, and i haven't met steve yet, from mortensen-clark -- or from the warriors, excuse me. >> good morning. thank you for being here. >> and also our city build partner. i think some of you might know him, but i certainly would like to provide an introduction for him. he joined the city about five months ago. it's josh arce who's now the director of city build, and ken nim. >> thank you. >> welcome. [applause]. >> thank you, mr. lee. okay. so now, commissioners,
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questions? comments? i can see commissioner -- oh, commissioner singh. >> good job. and i have plenty -- i have lots of questions. >> go ahead. >> okay. commissioner bustos? >> well, one, i want to thank clark. i went to one of the sessions that you had with a room full of small businesses, and i just want to commend the work you're doing there to make that happen. it's noticed. and i just want to also thank the small businesses that are here. you represent the best of san francisco. you are community, you are here, you breath and live the spirit of st. francis, and you provide light in darkness for a lot of people, and so i just want to thank you, thank you for doing that, and keep on
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keeping on, because it's important, the work you're doing, because you're bringing san franciscans, giving them taunt to take pride in the work that they're doing here in our city. when it comes to the issues around the warriors stadium, you know, i hope, you know, when we voted for this project, i was the one that moved the item because i believed that it was more than just building a building, but it was lifting up an entire community, and i hope you don't forget that, because that's the reason why i vote for all these projects because it's not just voting for something, it's like how do you lift this stuff, everybody? by providing jobs and opportunities to people in their city. my dad, who worked in construction, many, many years ago, for dinwiddie, many years


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