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>> supervisor safai: i wanted to ask a question of the plans department or some of the tenants. it sounds like the ballet academy's been there for a significant number of years. they have applied for legacy business designation? >> so they're in the process, and i know from supervisor sheehy's office that they're in support of that. >> supervisor safai: yeah, because they're a wonderful candidate. they've been there for a significant amount of time. this is the first i'm hearing about it because i don't do ballet, but 30 years, that's a significant amount of time. and you say you were going to provide us with an e-mail? o oh. >> supervisor tang: thank you. sorry. was just reading through the e-mail. >> supervisor safai: all right. there you go. >> supervisor tang: all right. if there's nothing else, perhaps i can get a motion on
this item? >> supervisor safai: yeah. make a motion to send this out to the full board with positive recommendation for designation to 2117 to 2123 market street. >> supervisor tang: okay. that completes that. mr. clerk, are there any other items on the agenda today? >> that completes the agenda for today. >> supervisor tang: okay. thank you. we are adjourned. . >> the san francisco carbon fund was started in 2009. it's basically legislation that was passed by the board of supervisors and the mayor's office for the city of san francisco. they passed legislation that
said okay, 13% of the cost of the city air travel is going to go into a fund and we're going to use the money in that fund to do local projects that are going to mitigate and sequester greenhouse gas emission. the grants that we're giving, they're anywhere from 15,000 to, say, $80,000 for a two year grant. i'm shawn rosenmoss. i'm the development of community partnerships and carbon fund for the san francisco department of environment. we have an advisory committee that meets once or twice a year to talk about, okay, what are we going to fund? because we want to look at things like equity and innovative projects. >> i heard about the carbon
fund because i used to work for the department of environment. i'm a school education team. my name is marcus major. i'm a founding member of climate action now. we started in 2011. our main goal it to remove carbon in the public right-of-way on sidewalks to build educational gardens that teach people with climate change. >> if it's a greening grant, 75% of the grant has to go for greening. it has to go for planting trees, it has to go for greening up the pavement, because again, this is about permanent carbon savings. >> the dinosaur vegetable gardens was chosen because the garden was covered in is afault since 1932. it was the seed funding for this whole project. the whole garden,ible was about
84,000 square feet, and our project, we removed 3,126 square feet of cement. >> we usually issue a greening rft every other year, and that's for projects that are going to dig up pavement, plant trees, community garden, school garden. >> we were awarded $43,000 for this project. the produce that's grown here is consumed all right at large by the school community. in this garden we're growing all kinds of organic vegetables from lettuce, and artichokes. we'll be planting apples and loquats, all kinds of great fruit and veggies. >> the first project was the dipatch biodiesel producing facility. the reason for that is a lot of
people in san francisco have diesel cars that they were operating on biodiesel, and they were having to go over to berkeley. we kind of the dog batch preferentials in the difference between diesel and biodiesel. one of the gardens i love is the pomeroy rec center. >> pomeroy has its roots back to 1952. my name is david, and i'm the chamber and ceo of the pomeroy rehabilitation and recreation center. we were a center for people with intellectual and development cal disabilities in san francisco san francisco. we also have a program for individuals that have acquired brain injury or traumatic brain injury, and we also have one of the larger after school programs for children with special needs that serves the
public school system. the sf carbon fund for us has been the launching pad for an entire program here at the pomeroy center. we received about $15,000. the money was really designed to help us improve our garden by buying plants and material and also some infrastructure like a drip system for plants. we have wine barrels that we repurposed to collect rain water. we actually had removed over 1,000 square feet of concrete so that we could expand the garden. this is where our participants, they come to learn about gardening. they learn about our work in the greenhouse. we have plants that we actually harvest, and eggs from our chickens that we take up and use in cooking classes so that
our participants learn as much as anybody else where food comes from. we have two kitchens here at the pomeroy center. one is more of a commercial kitchen and one is more setup like a home kitchen would be, and in the home kitchen, we do a lot of cooking classes, how to make lasagna, how to comsome eggs, so this grant that we received has tremendous value, not only for our center, for our participants, but the entire community. >> the thing about climate, climate overlaps with everything, and so when we start looking at how we're going to solve climate programs, we solve a lot of other problems, too. this is a radical project, and to be a part of it has been a real honor and a privilege to work with those administrators with the sf carbon fund at the department of environment. >> san francisco carbon grant to -- for us, opened the door
to a new -- a new world that we didn't really have before; that the result is this beautiful garden. >> when you look at the community gardens we planted in schools and in neighborhoods, how many thousands of people now have a fabulous place to walk around and feel safe going outside and are growing their own food. that's a huge impact, and we're just going to keep rolling that out and keep rolling that
about fire safety. we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. it's a wonderful display. a little house in the urban center exhibition center that shows what it's like in a home in san francisco after an earthquake. one of the major issues that we are going to face after earthquakes are fire hazard. we are happy to have the fire marshall join us today. >> thank you. my pleasure. >> we talk about the san francisco earthquake that was a fire that mostly devastated the city. how do we avoid that kind of problem. how can we reduce fire hazard? >> the construction was a lot different. we don't expect what
we had then. we want to make sure with the gas heaters that the gas is shut off. >> if you shut it off you are going to have no hot water or heat. be careful not to shut it off unless you smell gas. >> absolutely because once you do shut it off you should have the utility company come in and turn it back on. here is a mock up of a gas hear the on a house. where would we find the gas meter? >> it should be in your garage. everyone should be familiar with where the gas meter is. >> one of the tools is a wrench, a crescent wrench. >> yes. the crescent wrench is good and this is a perfect
example of how to have it so you can loosen it up and use it when you need it. >> okay. let's go inside to talk about fire safety. many of the issues here relate to fire, for example, we have a little smoke detector and i see you brought one here, a carbon monoxide smoke detector. >> this is a combination of smoke and carbon monoxide detector. they are required in single homes now and in apartment buildings. if gas appliance is not burning properly this will alert you before the fumes buildup and will affect you negatively. >> this is a battery powered? >> this is a battery powered
and it has a 10 year battery life. a lot of times you may have one or the other. if you put in just a carbon monoxide detector, it's important to have one of these too. every house should have a fire extinguisher, yes. >> one thing people expect to do when the power goes out after an earthquake about using candles. what would you recommend? >> if you have a battery operated candle would be better to use. this kind of a candle, you wouldn't want it in an area where it can cause a fire or aftershock that it doesn't rollover. you definitely want to have this in a
non-combustible surface. >> now, here we have our stove. after a significant earthquake we expect that we may have gas disrupted and so without gas in your home, how are you going to cook? >> well, i wouldn't recommend cooking inside of the house. you have to go outside and use a portable stove or something else. >> so it wouldn't be safe to use your fireplace to cook? >> not at first. you should check it by a professional first. >> outside should be a safe place to cook as long as you stay away from buildings and doors and windows.
>> yes. that will be fine. >> here we have some alternative cooking areas. >> you can barbecue and if you have a regular propane bark could barbecue. >> thank you for joining us. and thanks for this terrific space that you have in this exhibition space and thanks for helping san francisco stay safe.
>> it never outdoor 0 me that note everyone will think that is a good i know to be a paefrt. >> one man said i'll upsetting the order of universe i want to do since a good idea not the order of universe but his offered of the universe but the ministry sgan in the room chairing sha harry and grew to be 5 we wanted to preach and teach and act god's love 40 years later i retired having been in the tenderloin most of that 7, 8, 9 some have god drew us into the someplace we became
the network ministries for homeless women escaping prostitution if the months period before i performed memorial services store produced women that were murdered on the streets of san francisco so i went back to the board and said we say to do something the number one be a safe place for them to live while he worked on changing 4 months later we were given the building in january of 1998 we opened it as a safe house for women escaping prostitution i've seen those counselors women find their strength and their beauty and their wisdom and come to be able to affirmative as the daughters of god and they accepted me and made me, be a part of the their lives. >> special things to the women
that offered me a chance safe house will forever be a part of the who i've become and you made that possible life didn't get any better than that. >> who've would know this look of this girl grown up in atlanta will be working with produced women in san francisco part of the system that has abused and expedited and obtain identified and degraded women for century around the world and still do at the embody the spirits of women that just know they deserve respect and intend to get it. >> i don't want to just so women younger women become a part of the the current system we need to change the system
we don't need to go up the ladder we need to change the corporations we need more women like that and they're out there. >> we get have to get to help them. >> good afternoon, everyone. thank you for coming. i'm the legal director for the central american resource centre. it's a community partner of through the league collaborations here in san francisco. the san francisco immigration legal network. welcome to the press conference. today, the san francisco is once again coming together to show we
we will protect and defend all of our residents. as long as inhumane policies are implemented, we're going to demand and seek justice. the commitment being made today by the city will provide much needed resources as we face an increase in ice enforcement activity. so with that said, because i don't like to talk much in front of people, it is my pleasure to introduce the san francisco mayor, mark farrell. >> so thank you, laura and for the staff for hosting us here today. it is an honor to be here and i want to thank a number of people before we really get started. first of all, the san francisco immigrant legal and education network, the san francisco immigrant legal develop collaborative, thank you for your hard work.
to make sure everyone has legal representation in our court system. i want to thank a number of people. first of all to my colleagues, sandra fewer and hillary ronen for your hard work, to our police chief bill scott for leading the department that is integral in protecting our residents here. to jeff adachi and to the staff attorney, thank you for being here. and finally i want to say a huge thank you to our sacramento delegation that represents san francisco. to senator scott weiner, david chu and thank you to phil ting. he could not be here today with conflicts, but he has been instrumental in this process and this entire budget team. we are once again here proud to
say we're not only a sanctuary city, but a sanctuary state. here in san francisco, we will be a supporter of our immigrant community. it's part of our dna and it's part of who we are. our immigrant community makes our city more diverse. it makes our city more safe. we're here to protect them. it's no secret that our city like many others across the country, is facing incredible pressures from the policies coming out of the federal administration in washington d.c. the president has based his campaign and his political platform on hate and distrust and is something that as san francisco residents, we will not stand for. we will stand up for our communities and we will uphold our values in san francisco. just this week we know that ice
detained 150 individuals across the bay area. families were ripped apart. lives shattered here in the bay area. and i am here to reassure all san francisco residents, especially the immigrant community, we are here to support you. you are an integral part of our city and you are not forgotten. are the forefront of our minds. it's why when i first took office i sat down with our immigrant service providers in city hall, advocates to hear directly from them what we could do to help. and one of the things that i heard loud and clear was from our immigrant community was around representation in our courts. it's something as integral, having gone down yesterday to the court and see what was happening. thank you to all the people that were there protesting what was happening inside the building. and thank you again to our attorneys here in san francisco
that fight to represent those individuals that are in the court system. again to the public defender and his entire team who are not at times even given access. it is unbelievable what is happening here in san francisco and we do have not only the right but the moral obligation to stand up. that's why we're partnering here today and proud to announce that at the state level, we're partnering with assemblyman phil ting to ask for $7 million in funning every year that will -- funding every year that will provide for our immigrants here in our courts in california. [applause] very proud we're taking equal action at the local level. in partnership with supervisor fewer who kick started this process and supervisor ronen, such an advocate for immigrant communities here in san
francisco, we'll be providing an additional $2.5 million for the next two years for the community non-profits here in san francisco that do really the day-to-day incredibly hard work, working with the immigrant communities on the ground. they're the touch pointsment they're the ones that make it happen on the streets to make sure they have the resources they need as we continue to fight against the policies has thank are coming out of washington d.c. these are extraordinary times. this is not normal in san francisco. what we're facing, what we're witnessing on our streets every single day is extraordinary. and it is only intensified here in 2018. so as a result, we here in san francisco will intensify our efforts right back. i am proud to be here. it is amazing, you hear about the real-life examples of people and their lives impacted, these are our neighbors. these are our family members,
these are our friends. these are real life stories of people impacted every day here in san francisco. we're talking about families who have fled gun violence and gang violence in el salvador, parents who came to start families. families that are being torn apart. we are a country, a city of immigrants and we will always stand by our community. this, to me, and what we're here to celebrate today is what san francisco is all about. this is what san francisco is all about. we will stand by every one of our communities here in the city. it is what our country is all about despite what we we're from washington d.c. it's what the country we believe in here in san francisco is all about. we can and will keep families together. we will stand by our immigrant communities because it's not only the right thing to do, it's the san francisco thing to do. i want to thank you all for being here today.
i am proud at all of the hard work that has gone into this over the past few weeks. i want to introduce someone who kick started the conversation and been a fierce advocate for communities here in san francisco. and deserves a ton of credit for what we're accomplishing today, that is supervisor fewer. >> thank you for the introduction, mayor. i am thrilled to stand here today alongside my colleague supervisor ronen and mark farrell to announce funding. san francisco is putting our money where our values are and leading the nation once again in standing arm and arm with our immigrant communities. today we announced that together with the state partners, particularly assembly member phil ting, we're taking a clear stand against trump's harassment and targeting of immigrant in our city and state. the urgency of this funding is
clear as isis ramps up activities to mass arrests in the last week, a continuation of their attacks on our immigrant communities. our legislation to provide this funding made it out of budget committee this morning unanimously. i look forward to celebrating a unanimous vote on this issue at the full board. i want to give a huge word of thanks to our mayor farrell. when he took the oath of office, he said i will represent all san franciscans and clearly he is good on his word here. he, from the very beginning of the discussions that we had, supervisor ronen had with the mayor, he said this is something we need to do, san francisco values and think you heard today it's a san francisco thing to do. but it is more importantly the right thing to do. i want to thank the mayor for his commitment to our immigrant communities. he knows it's not enough to just say we stand for a sanctuary
city, we have to put money behind it and we have an opportunity now to provide a lifeline for these communities, for our immigrants, a lifeline to freedom, to liberty, to human and civil rights. i want to thank of course his staff for their hard work on this issue also. and a huge thanks to my colleague supervisor hillary ronen for her passion, she's dedicated her whole life to immigrant rights and i couldn't have learned from a better mentor and also her at the -- at the nasty to get this >> i want to thank our public defender. flush
finally, a huge thanks to the community providers and advocates who have been at the forefront of the fight for decades and are every day providing these critical services. today, we celebrate, tomorrow we continue to fight. to defend our immigrant community against attacks when trump denies. thank you very much. [applause] >> hi, good morning, i'm the legal director of the san francisco immigrant legal defense collaborative. i'm from the bar association of san francisco, which is a proud partner of the sfibc. the legal and education network and the san francisco legal and
defense are proud to be standing here with the mayor, the supervisors. our organizations have been on the front lines of defending the legal rights of our immigrant communities and we're ready to continue fighting. sfi was on the front lines in 2008 when ice first carried out raids here in san francisco. that was when the san francisco rapid response network started. there were no hot lines or process. that network was created on the sheer will of the committee members, many of them here today, who would not let a single member of the community be removed without due process. they were on the front lines in 2015, when hundreds of thousands of children fleeing violence in south america, were put in removal proceedings to send them back.
we rushed the san francisco immigration court every day so no child would appear before a judge and proper without immigration attorney and advocate on their side. in the past year, we've expanded the rapid response network to be a 24-hour seven day a week, 365 day a year, multilingual hot line to respond to ice arrests. this year alone, we have responded to over 800 calls for information and representation. in the past year, we have educated hundreds of community members flute the -- throughout the city. they continue to be in court every day to defend the rights of the community members. our cases contain 700 members facing deportation. when we fight, we fight to ensure that each person's rights are respected.
our partners are thankful to work in a city that believes in the value of the individuals and due process. we thank the mayor and the supervisors for giving us resources. and we look forward to fighting alongside all of our city and nonprofit partners to protect our community members. thank you very much. [applause] i know would like to introduce anna, a managing attorney. good afternoon, everyone. i am here with former client of community services, through the san francisco immigrant legal defense collaborative, i will let her introduce herself. i'm so proud to be from san francisco today. this is awesome.
[speaking spanish] >> good afternoon, i am a resident here in san francisco. i received the legal services of the community services when arrived in this city and country. [speaking spanish] >> translator: i took the decision to immigrate to this country after the lives of my children who are ages 4 and 6 and mine were threatened. [speaking spanish] >> translator: when i arrived i had a lot of uncertainty and fear because i didn't have any
support, any family, any way to defend myself and that is when i applied for an attorney with the community services. [applause] fortunately, the attorney was able to represent my children and i in immigration court and we won my case. ever since then, i've been able to turn my life around. i studied at city college and today, i am a therapist for children with autism. [applause] [speaking spanish]
>> translator: i am very proud to do the work that i do, giving back to the community the same way that i received services from the community. and i understand that delores street not just provides legal services but works with other os to manage this hot line to answer calls and questions from the community, because there is a lot of fear in the immigrant community right now around immigration. [speaking spanish]
>> translator: as a mother i want to thank everyone, i want to thank the city, everyone who supported these efforts to give more support to the organizations who are helping the community who are on the front lines, because this is a very scary time. thank you very much. [applause] good afternoon, my name is hillary ronen, i'm the district supervisor for district 9. we have the largest latino immigrant community in san francisco. so today is a very, very happy day for our district. in a very, very tough time. i have been working in immigrant right movement for 15 years and
never in those 15 years nor before that, just living this country, have i seen a president attack a city, a region, and a state for disagreeing with a policy decision of this president. it's unheard of and unacceptable and today, we're fighting back. within the last few months, the trump administration has revoked protective status for 750,000 immigrants converting their status from documented to undocumented in an instant. the trump administration has eliminated daca for close to one million young people in this country, commonly referred to as dreamers. he has tripped the number of immigration officers through immigration and customs enforcement. he has conducted raids on convenience stores from
california to new york. he's issued i-9 audits on 77 bay area employers, the give lent of -- equivalent of an add minute raids and he is planning raids in sanctuary cities and proudly declares he's attacking up to 1500 immigrants that live right here in san francisco and northern california. you know, we have an immigration court in san francisco downtown. the city of san francisco never asked for that immigration court to be located in our city. it was the decision of the federal government to locate it here. but if they're going to conduct detention and court hearings to deport our citizens in our city, we're going to fight back. at minimum, make sure that every immigrant going before a judge, who is detained and their
liberty taken away from them against their will, have a lawyer by their side, fighting for their rights. we're a country that is proud of having a constitution that guarantees us the right to due process if the government takes away our liberty. we do that in cases of criminal courts, but we do not do that in the case of immigrant courts. well, today, our mayor and my colleague are saying no more, not in our city, not in our state, not in our region. we're going to provide due process to our citizens, every single one of them. it's a proud day to be a san franciscan. before i pass over the mic -- thank you, mario. before i pass on the mic i just want to do my own special thanks, starting with our public defender jeff adachi who together with my former boss and
the new chair of the san francisco democratic party, former supervisor david, and my colleague sandra lee fewer started the immigration defense program in the public defender office. because they recognized that you can't take away someone's liberty who is in jail, in a cage most of the day, without a chance to fight for themselves and receive freedom. that is only been done in new york up until now and now in al meena county and san francisco, we have programs fighting for detained immigrants and i'm proud of you all for having started that here in san francisco. i want to thanks so much, mayor farrell. mayor farrell has been fighting for us for immigrant rights. again, when i was working for the chief of staff and we
brought a similar forward for the children, mayor farrell was the chair of the budget committee and championed that measure and has been consistent in his values of making sure that immigrants are press conferenced in the city. -- protected in the city. with that, i'm proud to hand the mic over to the chair of the san francisco democratic party. my former boss. who once lived in this country as an undocumented immigrant and takes this issue rightfully very personally and has been a champion for immigrant rights his whole life. >> thank you, good afternoon. it's great to be here. thank you to the caressant staff for hosting us. i see people who have been
working on this for a long time. with the elected folks that are here, the main authors of the legislation, supervisor fewer, supervisor ronen. to the mayor, of course, to the public defender's office and the community folks on the ground. i'll be honest with you, one of the biggest disappointments that i had as a supervisor was that when i was leaving office in december of last year, this proposal that you have before you that was taken up by supervisor fewer and ronen, was actually a proposal that i tried to get passed before i left my term as a supervisor. it was a big disappointment for me that at that time in the latter part of 2016, to then mayor and then president of the board of supervisors were really unwilling to fund the proposal to the extent that we felt was needed. at that point, we made it clear
that we thought it was a mistake for san francisco to say we're sanctuary but not put its money where its mouth is. and so when mark farrell became mayor, i think there was hope and sense given his history, when he was chair of the budget committee, when we went to you and said we have the supplemental to fund legal representation to unaccompanied minor and his response was absolutely, let's do it. there was a hope that now we have new leadership that maybe we could finally do what we should have done a year and three months ago. and here we are. we are actually finally putting our money where our mouth is and truly providing universal legal representation to undocumented immigrants in san francisco immigration court.
we're doing that. and we're doing that because of the leadership and tenacity of the supervisors and the mayor. i cannot thank you enough for making this happen. i think we could have done a better job of preventing the deportation of many people pushed out. but it's better to do it later than never. and i'm proud that san francisco is taking this step and is sending a very clear message that in the face of donald trump, not only are we fighting an pushing back, but we're leading the way and setting the example for the rest of the state and country. this is the san francisco way. i'm proud to be a san franciscan today.
]speaking spanish] thank you very much. [applause] >> so again, i want to thank everyone for coming to the press conference. this is a new day. we have strong, big challenges ahead of us, but i'm a proud san franciscan and i know we're ready and we're going to put up a good fight. with that said, the press conference is concluded. we're not taking questions at the podium. so any of the media that has questions for the officials here or the nonprofits, we'll do it on the side.
thank you very much for coming out. >> we think over 50 thousand permanent residents in san francisco eligible for citizenship by lack information and resources so really the project is not about citizenship but really academy our immigrant community. >> making sure they're a part of what we do in san francisco the san francisco pathway to citizenship initiative a unique part of just between the city
and then our 5 local foundations and community safe organizations and it really is an effort to get as many of the legal permanent residents in the san francisco since 2013 we started reaching the san francisco bay area residents and 10 thousand people into through 22 working groups and actually completed 5 thousand applications for citizenship our cause the real low income to moderate income resident in san francisco and the bayview sometimes the workshops are said attend by poem if san mateo and from sacking. >> we think over restraining order thousand legal permanent residents in san francisco that are eligible for citizenship but totally lack information and
they don't have trained professionals culturally appropriate with an audience you're working with one time of providing services with pro bono lawyers and trained professionals to find out whether your eligible the first station and go through a purview list of questions to see if they have met the 56 year residents arrangement or they're a u.s. citizenship they once they get through the screening they go to legal communication to see lawyers to check am i eligible to be a citizen we send them to station 3 that's when they sit down with experienced advertising to fill out the 4
hundred naturalization form and then to final review and at the end he helps them with the check out station and send them a packet to fill and wait a month to 6 weeks to be invited in for an oral examine and if they pass two or three a months maximum get sworn in and become a citizen every single working groups we have a learning how to vote i mean there are tons of community resources we go for citizenship prep classes and have agencies it stays on site and this is filing out forms for people that are eligible so not just about your 22 page form but other community services and benefits
there's an economic and safety public benefit if we nationalize all people to be a citizen with the network no objection over $3 million in income for those but more importantly the city saves money $86 million by reducing the benefit costs. >> thank you. >> i've been here a loventh i already feel like an american citizen not felt it motorbike that needs to happen for good. >> one day - i pledge
allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, for liberty and justice for all. >> you're welcome. >> (singing). >> (clapping.) >> introduce the san francisco field officer director ribbon that will mirror the oath raise your hand and repeat the oath i hereby declare on oath repeating. >> citizens cry when they
become citizenship to study this difficult examine and after two trials they come back i'm an american now we're proud of that purpose of evasion so help me god please help me welcome seven hundred and 50 americans. >> (speaking foreign language.) >> she wants to be part of the country and vote so much puppy. >> you know excited and as i said it is a long process i think that needs to be finally recognized to be integrated that is basically, the type of that i see myself being part of.
>> out of everybody on tv and the news he felt that is necessary to be part of community in that way i can do so many things but my voice wouldn't count as it counts now. >> it's everybody i hoped for a bunch of opportunities demographics and as you can see yourself there's a good life for everyone. >> that's why. >> you have people from all the walks that life and they're
illusion to a big problem it will help out the neighborhood and be responsible for the places we live i want or apparent to the web site and >> clerk: all right. good afternoon, everyone. welcome to our land use committee meeting, monday, march 19. i'm katy tang, chair of this committee. to my left, ahsha safai, my right, jane kim. mr. clerk, do you have any