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are your customers, and it's all about small businesses in san francisco. and, trust me, you know -- you said it the best, i wish the board of supervisors would hear this sometimes. with e-commerce and everything out there, it's vital that stuff like this, you contact our office. thank you, daniel, and rick and ellen, sage and lindsay, thank you for coming. thank you for doing this. i can't appreciate this enough. so thank you. okay. next item, please. >> item 6, directors report. update and report on the office of small business and small business assistance center. department programs, policy and legislative matters, announcements from the mayor and announcements regarding small business activities. discussion item. >> commissioners, i'm -- i want
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to acknowledge that we had a really terrific small business week have the week. thank you for your participation and support and to, president adams, your leadership as one of our co-hosts, along with joey blazic, san francisco chamber of commerce. so thank you for that. we started out the week with inspire sf, with three businesses, matt cohen, with off the grid, who is the s.b.a. small business person of the year for 2018. sam mcgonahan with buy right. and lisa federman with a -- she
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creates the product -- >> it's a popular cooking technique that offers -- it's a machine that is easy to follow cookbook that harnesses the power -- i was going to order one of these and figure it out. it's supposed to tell you how to cook your food properly. >> it's a machine being used in restaurants that she's making available in the home. >> and so it was moderated -- the panel was moderated by reim, who has a restaurant in oakland, but incubated her business at la cocina. it was very interesting with the selection of the panel. it turns out that they all had some cross-collaboration and
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spoke about the importance of really supporting each other instead of thinking that business -- you are in a food-related business, you might be competition so it was very inspiring about how san francisco inspires them. and how being collaborative helps to grow the business. reim was really good at connecting the dots in our very supportive network from the supportive services that our office provides, oewd, and our economic organization to the s.b.a. so that was very exciting. then, of course, we had -- the board of supervisors event is always very lovely and inspiring. and the businesses that are awarded and acknowledged always feel extremely special and they
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write back saying what a meaningful experience it was for them. so since our office is the host for that event, we should be very proud of that. and then the small business awards that were held on wednesday morning, wednesday morning with the mayor's honorees, eight businesses were recognized. and the s.b.a. recognized matt cohen for off the grid for s.b.a. businessperson of the year. and also tomaso's as the s.b.a. northern california family owned businesses of the year and they're one of our legacy businesses. so that was exciting. i also want to give acknowledgement to carol chang in our office, who did an
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exceptional job assisting with the board of supervisors and helping with the mayor's honoree ceremony and did a tremendous amount of back-end work on the legacy business -- i mean, on the small business week. rea aldonado provided additional support and i want to give a shoutout to marc marianne thomp connecting with the mayor's office and also working with the council district merchants for shop and dine and saturday events. so definitely a collaborative event. and then lastly -- what did i do with my notes? a couple of items i want to bring to your attention. so supervisor tang and
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supervisor safai have introduced legislation and i believe i may have forwarded it on to you, where they're streamlining zoning controls for neighborhood districts. working with the planning department, it will be piloted out. so some of the key items are original removing the notice of requirements for doing the 312 notification, which has been causing some businesses great delays, up to six months, when it probably shouldn't take quite that long. very excited about this, because it definitely meets the commission's goals and objectives. and then last week, supervisor fewer introduced an amendment for cannabis commission. so there are a couple of
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highlights i would like to note. and then next month, june, we'll be back to our regular schedule for meetings. again, just really want to acknowledge that we had a really fantastic week. all of the affiliate events were sold out. good attendance with the conference. i think most everybody really likes it have -- we got positive feedback in changing the awar awards ceremony for a morning. and thank you for emceeing it. and commissioner ortiz-cartegana wanted to thank for the latino business mixer, also in partnership with wells fargo. it was very inspiring and businesses that presented on the
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panel were, i think, really highlighted tremendous accomplishments of latino businesses. >> great. any -- go ahead. any commissioner comments? >> yeah. i also wanted to say, great job to our director, who has put in so much work for small business week. and also kept up with us and our concerns for upcoming meetings, so i appreciate all the work you've put in. >> thank you. >> i'm sorry, i forgot to specifically acknowledge ted's market for being supervisor kim's honoree for small business week. >> any other comments? would any members of the public like to make a comment on the director's report? seeing none, public comment is closed. next item, please. >> item 7, commissioners'
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reports, allows president, vice president, and commissioners to report on recent small business activities and make announcements that are of interest to the small business community. discussion item. >> okay. i -- i attended many small business week activities, but i would also like to say thank you to dick andreas for everything you've done and acknowledge everybody in your office. and, richard, and carol, and martha, and ray -- i remembered ray's name. >> ria. >> ria. they were out front all week and regina, i don't know about you, but i was tired by friday night. i also want to acknowledge ted's market. that was one of the ones that put me in tears learning about the history of ted's market and it was really close and personal
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to me about what they did during the aids crisis. that one hit home pretty hard. so i want to give a shout out, well deserved to commissioner zouzounis and your parents, amazing, especially your mother. and a shoutout to joey blazik, and the job that he did covering for me after hours. i like -- it really inspired me. i didn't know what to expect. joey put that together. i know the group of people. that was the right group of people to have. it worked out flawlessly. so my hat's off to them and everybody else involved. i thought it was a very, very good small business week.
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so thank you. commissioner zouzounis. >> i just wanted to report on a happy belated international workers day. it's great to see san francisco mobilized for worker and immigrants rights on may 1 and also small business week again was really amazing, the launch and inspire sf panel. i really appreciated the shoutout to the importance of supporting your local corner stores and it drove home for me the importance of not cutting off a small business in its infancy. so before you can celebrate their growth to some of the legacy businesses that we've commended. so in addition to that, i also attended an arab-american democratic club mayoral forum, that was very important as small business issues were highlighted. it's the only forum in which
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i've seen that topic of conversation being taken on its head and taxis were a big focus on that. and i will ask for something in new business on that note. >> okay. commissioner yee riley. >> director, you did a great job and the whole office. i attended some of the events and got to know the staff a little better and spend time talking to them, chatting. and steve adams, you are quite an emcee. thank you. >> okay. any members of the public like to make comment on commissioners' reports. seeing none, public comment is closed. new business, item 8. >> item 8, new business, allows commissioners to introduce new agenda items for future consideration by the commission.
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discussion item. >> i would like to add a couple of things for future consideration. i know that the taxis have been in the board of supervisor chambers pretty frequently. so i would like to be part of any discussions or items that are going to be taking up regarding medallion negotiations and buybacks. and i would encourage the office to be at the table if the conversations will be had. i would also like an update of where that compostible or plastic band retail legislation is at. i know that they're trying to get rid of plastic straws, which is an inadvertent anti-retail policy again. so i would like to know where that is at. and supervisors justifiablized their cultural district legislation. i believe that, you know, they gave lip service in that declaration to small businesses, preserving them. and i would like to know if
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there is any teeth to that. and i would like to know if we can have conversation on that legislation. >> i mean, i have a little bit of follow-up if the commission would like for me to respond. >> yeah. >> initially, there was some distudi discussion if legacy business was going to be talked about and same for arts and districts to come before the commission, small business commission or arts commission, similar to legacy business going before the historic preservation commission, so the commission would provide some comments or advisement in relationship to the purview that it oversees. but they've struck that from the legislation. so you will be -- it is scheduled right now for the next
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meeting, june meeting, to have a presentation on the cultural districts and the legislation, though it's already passed. but, you know, the -- you definitely want to hear how the implementation of the cultural districts will be formed. much discussion is about, you know, what is the city going to do to sort of financially support the work that needs to be done and establishing the cultural districts. >> right. >> but you are -- i do plan to -- you will get a presentation on that. >> great. thank you very much. any other new business? do we have any members that would like to bring up new business? seeing none, public comment is closed. next item, please. >> sfgov tv, please show the office of small business slide. >> it is our custom to begin and end each small business
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commission meeting with a reminder that the office of small business is the only place to start new business in san francisco and the best place to get answers to your questions about doing business in san francisco. san francisco small business commission is the official public forum to voice your opinions, concerns about policies that affect the economic vitality of small businesses in san francisco. if you need assistance with small business matters, start here at the office of small business. >> item 9, adjournment. action item. >> do we have a motion to adjourn? >> i move. >> i'll second. >> all in favor. aye. meeting closed. thank you. >> meet agasing ieet agassing 3:26 p.m.
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>> (clapping.) >> in san francisco the medical examiner performs the function of investigating medical and legal that occurs with the city and county of san francisco from a variety of circumstances in san francisco there is approximately 5 thousand deaths annually i'm christopher director for the chief mr. chairman the chief my best testimony a at the hall of justice on 870 drooint street that is dramatically updated and not sufficient for the medical chairman facility i've charles program manager public works should a earthquake of a major are proportion occurs we'll not continue to perform the services or otherwise inhabit the building before the earthquake. >> we're in a facility that
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was designs for a department that functions and in the mid 60s and friends scientific has significantly changed we've had significant problems with storage capacity for evidence items of property and also personal protective if you're doing a job on a daily basis current little storage for prirjs are frirnlsz we're in an aging facility the total project cost forever ever commercial is $65 million the funding was brought by a vote of go bond approved by the voters and the locations is in the neighborhood the awarded contract in 2013 and the i'm the executive director
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we broke ground in november 2015 and that started with the demolition of existing facility we moved into the foundation and january so pile foundation and then with second construction of the new facility. >> one of the ways that we keep our project on time on budget and we're having quality to have regular meeting and the variety of meetings with construction process meeting as well as cost of control meeting and i'm a project manager for public works the office of chief commercial we want walk the project site when we sign up and also with a contractor insinuates for a change over we need to verify what or what was instead of. >> the building is 42 feet tall so it is two stories and 46 thousand square feet roughly
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we're that's a great question to be on time and budget have the roof complete a the exterior moving with the site work. >> and as you can see we've got a lot of the interior finishes installed. >> in an effort of an differentiate the facility that designed to work for 72 hours. >> not taking into account there was a lot of structural updates made into this building not seen in other construction throughout san francisco or other barriers we have friday morning examiners from 8 to one public comment monday to friday because of air circulation we literally have to shut the doors and so the autopsy is done without staffing being able to come and go or exit the space and literally lock down the autopsy in the new facility we have bio build one door opens
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and closed behind you you can gown up and go through a second seizures of doors that has its own independent air supply and now in the exterior opt space having that middle space have greater flexibility of staff as they move in and out of the area. >> in the current facility investigative unit has small tiny, tiny place in the area of the new facility is almost doubled in all divisions from the current facility and the new facility. >> the planning we have here gives them the opportunity to have the pool needs to complete theirs jobs in a much more streamlined fashion. >> we're looking forward to
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have secured parking to minimize the egress of you know visiting and the members of the public but really to minimize the investigators remaining remains from our advancing and so the facility. >> we have a new visitors area we're building that is a little bit more friendly to families. >> one thing you may notice in the room no windows there is no natural light not good for most autopsy but in the new facility at new hall we made that an objective they want to insure we were able to look up in the middle of exam and see the sky and see natural lights. >> that's one of the things the architect did to draw in as much light as possible.
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>> we have staff here onsite we insure the design of the new design enables the investigators and other investigators skiefksz to consider to house on site this meant we needed to design and plan for locker room facilities and shower rooms the ability to sleep. >> third of the construction going into the building has been by contributions of small businesses. >> part of the project is also inclusive to the sidewalk have all new sidewalks and new curve cuts and landscaping around the building we'll have a syrup in front of the building and rain guardian. >> the medical examiner's office has been a several if in their contributions of the understanding the exception and needs. >> it's a building that the chief medical examiner has been
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looking forward to quite a few of the. >> it is extremely valuable contribution to the, neighborhood address san francisco as a whole. >> the building will allow is to have greater very much and serve the city and county of san francisco and the neighboring >> it's great to see everyone kind of get together and prove, that you know, building our culture is something that can be reckoned with. >> i am desi, chair of economic development for soma filipinos.
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so that -- [ inaudible ] know that soma filipino exists, and it's also our economic platform, so we can start to build filipino businesses so we can start to build the cultural district. >> i studied the bok chase choy her achbl heritage, and i discovered this awesome bok choy. working at i-market is amazing. you've got all these amazing people coming out here to share one culture. >> when i heard that there was a market with, like, a lot of
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filipino food, it was like oh, wow, that's the closest thing i've got to home, so, like, i'm going to try everything. >> fried rice, and wings, and three different cliefz sliders. i haven't tried the adobe yet, but just smelling it yet brings back home and a ton of memories. >> the binca is made out of different ingredients, including cheese. but here, we put a twist on it. why not have nutella, rocky road, we have blue berry. we're not just limiting it to just the classic with salted egg and cheese.
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>> we try to cook food that you don't normally find from filipino food vendors, like the lichon, for example. it's something that it took years to come up with, to perfect, to get the skin just right, the flavor, and it's one of our most popular dishes, and people love it. this, it's kind of me trying to chase a dream that i had for a long time. when i got tired of the corporate world, i decided that i wanted to give it a try and see if people would actually like our food. i think it's a wonderful opportunity for the filipino culture to shine. everybody keeps saying filipino food is the next big thing. i think it's already big, and to have all of us here together, it's just -- it just blows my mind sometimes that there's so many of us
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bringing -- bringing filipino food to the city finally. >> i'm alex, the owner of the lumpia company. the food that i create is basically the filipino-american experience. i wasn't a chef to start with, but i literally love lumpia, but my food is my favorite foods i like to eat, put into my favorite filipino foods, put together. it's not based off of recipes i learned from my mom. maybe i learned the rolling technique from my mom, but the different things that i put in are just the different things that i like, and i like to think that i have good taste. well, the very first lumpia that i came out with that really build the lumpia -- it wasn't the poerk and shrimp
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shanghai, but my favorite thing after partying is that bakon cheese burger lumpia. there was a time in our generation where we didn't have our own place, our own feed to eat. before, i used to promote filipino gatherings to share the love. now, i'm taking the most exciting filipino appetizer and sharing it with other filipinos. >> it can happen in the san francisco mint, it can happen in a park, it can happen in a street park, it can happen in a
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tech campus. it's basically where we bring the hardware, the culture, the operating system. >> so right now, i'm eating something that brings me back to every filipino party from my childhood. it's really cool to be part of the community and reconnect with the neighborhood. >> one of our largest challenges in creating this cultural district when we compare ourselves to chinatown, japantown or little saigon, there's little communities there that act as place makers. when you enter into little philippines, you're like where are the businesses, and that's one of the challenges we're trying to solve.
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>> undercover love wouldn't be possible without the help of the mayor and all of our community partnerships out there. it costs approximately $60,000 for every event. undiscovered is a great tool for the cultural district to
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bring awareness by bringing the best parts of our culture which is food, music, the arts and being ativism all under one roof, and by seeing it all in this way, what it allows san franciscans to see is the dynamics of the filipino-american culture. i think in san francisco, we've kind of lost track of one of our values that makes san francisco unique with just empathy, love, of being acceptable of different people, the out liers, the crazy ones. we've become so focused onic maing money that we forgot about those that make our city and community unique. when people come to discover, i want them to rediscover the magic of what diversity and
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empathy can create. when you're positive and committed to using that energy >> they tend to come up here and drive right up to the vehicle and in and out of their car and into the victim's vehicle, i would say from 10-15 seconds is all it takes to break into a car
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and they're gone. yeah, we get a lot of break-ins in the area. we try to -- >> i just want to say goodbye. thank you. >> sometimes that's all it takes. >> i never leave anything in my car. >> we let them know there's been a lot of vehicle break-ins in this area specifically, they target this area, rental cars or vehicles with visible items. >> this is just warning about vehicle break-ins. take a look at it. >> if we can get them to take it with them, take it out of the cars, it helps. .
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>> shop and dine the 49 promotes loophole businesses and changes residents to do thirds shopping and diane within the 49 square miles of san francisco by supporting local services we help san francisco remain unique and successful where will you
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shop and dine shop and dine the 49. >> my name is neil the general manager for the book shop here on west portal avenue if san francisco this is a neighborhood bookstore and it is a wonderful neighborhood but it is an interesting community because the residents the neighborhood muni loves the neighborhood it is community and we as a book sincerely we see the same people here the shop all the time and you know to a certain degree this is part of their this is created the neighborhood a place where people come and subcontract it is in recent years we see a drop off of a lot of bookstores both national chains and neighborhoods by the neighborhood stores where coming you don't want to - one of the
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great things of san francisco it is neighborhood neighborhood have dentist corrosive are coffeehouses but 2, 3, 4 coffeehouses in month neighborhoods that are on their own- that's >> i want to welcome you here to the civic center hotel. my name is gale dill man, the c.e.o. of community housing partnership. in 2015, this was the second navigation center to open its doors and welcome over 92 individuals living inen ca encampments in the street. this announcement will ensure that before individuals have the opportunity to enter shelter and navigation centers, they can receive vital services and treatments that they so much need and deserve. and on an on going basis. on behalf of all of community
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housing partnerships, and the 91 navigation center individuals here at this site, we are so excited and honored to introduce our mayor mark farrell. [applause] >> thank you, gale. good morning, everyone. i want to thank you all for joining us here today. as we all know, san francisco and the rest of our country, and cities around our country, are dealing with an opioid crisis hitting our streets. it's unfolding in our neighborhoods and in our sidewalks in front of our very eyes. fighting this fight means that we not only have to use existing programs but if we're really going to solve the issue and make a dent, we have to be creative. we have to come forward with new policies and new programs that will make a difference on our streets. and that is why we're here today. to announce a significant investment in a new, addiction
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treatment program with our street medicine team. the street medicine team has long been a part of how san francisco seeks to deal with the health of individuals on our sidewalks and in the streets of san francisco. the street medicine team is on the front lines every single day here in san francisco. bringing service and treatment to those who need it here in san francisco. the small but vital team works every single day to care for those were in a traditional clinic or hospital, it's simply not the answer and it's not working. their work is rooted in compassion and acceptance and meeting people where they are. including streets, our shelters and our navigation centers here in san francisco. with this new investment of over $3 million a year, we are adding 10 new staff and increasing
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resources to focus on the drug addiction on our streets of san francisco. and to address the opioid epidemic, right here on the streets of san francisco, the team will be expanding the work that they started with the pilot that started last year and expanding this program across the entire city. i am proud that san francisco is going to be the first city in the nation to take this approach. san francisco is a leader in so many areas and once again, we are stepping up with professionals that know how to get job run right. leaders willing to take bold approaches to address the issues confronting san francisco residents and those that need our help on our streets. by providing this medicine out of a traditional clinic setting, we're expanding our outreach
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capacity and taking every opportunity to help those individuals that are on our streets suffering from drug addiction. the program, which sometimes i have trouble saying, is an important part of our larger strategy here in san francisco and with our department of public-health, to address those struckelling with addiction. which includes detox to residential treatment services. this investment, let me be very clear about this. this investment will ultimately help save lives. and it will improve the conditions on the streets of san francisco. i want to thank a number of people who have brought this program to light today. first of all, director barbara garcia from our department of public-health. [applause] >> dr. sven for his leadership and ingenuity.
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we knew he would get the loudest applause and he deserves it. our department of homelessness and their partnership in leadership as well. and all the other providers and healthcare leaders that are behind me here today that are working so hard every single day in san francisco. to get those that are on our streets with the help that they need. whether it's homelessness or drug addiction or the other issues plaguing those on our streets, our goal in san francisco is to be compassionate and get people off the streets, on to their own two feet and on to better lives. thank you for being here today and with that i love to turn it over to director garcia for remarks. [applause] >> good morning. thank you mayor for your commitment to the effort of treatment access for those suffering from opioid addiction.
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i'm barbra garcia. i want to acknowledge all of the d.p.h. staff here that work every day to heal and support san franciscans who are in need of healthcare. i'd like to give them another round of applause. [applause] we know science has proven, for a long time, with many personal stories and the medication assisted treatment works. addiction is a challenge of a lifetime treatment and recovery happen and people do get better. mayor lee, a year and a half ago, asked me is there something else that we can do? we need to reach people on the streets who are clearly suffering and in the grips of addiction. what else can we do? we know that some of our traditional approaches of addiction treatment, that is, waiting for people to be ready to come to us to seek help. it doesn't always work for those suffering from addiction and especially if they are homeless.
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all of our services are voluntary and we have to develop care relations to engage people into care and it does take time. but i really want to thank dr. barrie sven who took this challenge for mayor lee and myself and add this service to his existing street medicine team. medication assisted treatment. to the streets where he goes daily providing care to the homeless people in need. that is how this program was born. in the fall of 2016. we have served over 95 people since then bringing medications to fight opioid addictions directly to them on the streets. by expanding the program today, we are first taking a big step towards our ability to combat the opioid addiction in this city. the new funding will allow us to directly serve 250 new individuals but we also know that we can serve more once we
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get those engagements and those relationships because in all of our clinics, we can access the service and medication. so this program is a big step forward to saving lives, lost to heroine, fentanyl and methamphetamine addictions and overdoses. homeless people who use drugs are especially vulnerable and our health system is adapting going directly to them with compassionate outreach and expertise. we're able to help a group that gets missed in the traditional structure of visits and appointments. our low barrier medication program is just one piece of a city-wide effort to increase treatment. we are also providing emergency rooms at sucker burg general hospital and implementing a new addiction consultant service within our hospital to ensure all physicians at the hospital have access to treatment experts for their patients. the doctors from this service are also here today. so again, i want to thank mayor
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farrell for supporting all of our efforts to address those with substance abuse disorders and continuing our efforts to save lives. with that i'd like to introduce dr. barrie sven. [applause] >> well, thank you very much, mayor farrell and director garcia and the city of san francisco for the opportunity to do this. i have been working with people experiencing homelessness in san francisco since 1991. my philosophy in this work is do what works, do what is needed. i didn't come into this work with a preconceived notion of what it is that is going to work. when we see what the problems are, then we develop what are the possible solutions?
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it doesn't feel like it's a great innovation to say if people are not able to come into a clinic let's go out and see them where they are. i think what feels like an ininnovation about that is many people have the pre conception or the stereo type that a person experiencing homelessness doesn't care about their health. a person with a substance use disorder isn't very concerned about their health. what we see, day after day, one person after another, is that people are deeply concerned about their health. they may have more compelling concerns. where are they going to eat? where are they going to lay their head down and if they pend on drugs, where will they get drugs to prevent themselves from having severe and awful withdrawals. if we're out there with our team and this is absolutely about a team, not about me as a single physician, doing something, if we're out there as a team we're able to meet people where they
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are. we see and talk to people about the harms related to their substance use. we also see what the damage to the community related to that substance use is. and we're talking to people about treatment. you've heard the term bupinorfine. that is our medication that we are primarily using. we're also often recommending and referring and assisting people when it's appropriate, to get to methadone treatments and we're using another medication to treat opioid use disorder. having these medications have changed my attitude towards seeing heroine users. earlier in my career, not that i didn't like heroine users, but i never felt like i had something
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to offer. now they're my favorite patient. i have something that can immediately change your recollection with the drugs you use and change what your circumstances are. many people who we see have heard about it and they haven't had the opportunity to talk to medical providers who have expertise and get prescriptions. the basic idea is bring it to people where they are, get people stabilized, and then they're able to move into those next steps because when you are strung out on heroine, when you need to use or else have awful withdrawals, every four to six hours, it's really hard to do anything. what we need to do is provide something that is at least as
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compelling to people as what is happening to them on the streets. medication is absolutely necessary. human contact, treatment and caring for people is the other thing necessary. with those things in place, and this program expansion, is allowing us to do that, we have the opportunity not only to reach the 250 additional new patients but that really has an amplifying effect. when one person is on the street felfeeling hopeless and sees thr buddy getting help, that is a tremendous boost to that person being able to take maybe that one more step to say, maybe things aren't absolutely hopeless, maybe there's something i can do. maybe that other person doesn't even have an opioid use disorder. maybe they don't use heroine. maybe they have a problem with
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alcohol? maybe they have a problem with mental health disorder. seeing that hope where someone is hopeful. the most positive, most effective thing i've seen in this program is one person telling another, hey, i got this medicine from the street medicine team. i saw dr. evan, i saw one of their nurses. that person saying well, i can't believe it. you were the least likely to succeed guy. you were the worst-off person. you are the person with the worst addiction i know and now you are telling me you are not using? that's tremendous in building hope and that's what we need to do as we address the problems that we see. so i'm going to introduce chris, one of our initial low barrier buprenorp hine patients. someone who will tell you about his experience. so thank you. [applause]
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>> good morning. my name is christopher rafino and to piggy back on what dr. svens said, one rainy morning, as i got out of jail, and i contacted dr. sven, via the mail and telephone and to other people, i did not want to use anymore. i had tried many, many attempts unsuccessfully of shaking my addiction to heroine of 28 years. nothing worked. i tried everything. residential programs, everything. well, dr. sven met me out in the rain with my bicycle in hand and the clothes on my back and spoke to me for 25, maybe 30 minutes. he said look, i'm going to do this for you. dodo not let me down.
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i don't believe i have. three and a half years ago, that occurred right over here. three blocks away from here. my life has changed dramatically. i am a substance abuse councilor myself. i work in a facility across the bay. my life has changed. i have everything back i lost. i owe my love to dr. sven and buprenorphine. out that i was loosing hope you but i got it. i'd like to introduce someone from the homeless outreach program or the homeless program, jeff >> thank you, chris. [applause] >> my name is jeff with the department of homelessness and supportive housing. i want to thank you all for being here today. i want to thank the department of public-health. homelessness is a complex problem and it requires the
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partnership amongst many city departments and individuals and people experiencing homelessness to resolve this issue and this is just one of many steps that we need to take. we're very excited about expanding this pilot that we started with d.p.h. many, many months ago. i believe it was in late 2016. i want to thank mayor farrell for his leadership in expanding this important program. so thank you again for being here today and we'll take questions over at the side. thank you. [applaus adjourned. >> shop & dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their shop & dine in the 49 with within the 49 square miles of san francisco by supporting local services within the neighborhood we help
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san francisco remain unique successful and vibrant so where will you shop & dine in the 49 my name is jim woods i'm the founder of woods beer company and the proprietor of woods copy k open 2 henry adams what makes us unique is that we're reintegrated brooeg the beer and serving that cross the table people are sitting next to the xurpz drinking alongside we're having a lot of ingredient that get there's a lot to do the district of retail shop having that really close connection with the consumer allows us to do exciting things we decided to come to treasure island because we saw it as an amazing opportunity can't be beat the views and real estate that great county starting to develop on treasure island like minded business owners with last week products and want to get on
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the ground floor a no-brainer for us when you you, you buying local goods made locally our supporting small business those are not created an, an sprinkle scale with all the machines and one person procreating them people are making them by hand as a result more interesting and can't get that of minor or anywhere else and san francisco a hot bed for local manufacturing in support that is what keeps your city vibrant we'll make a compelling place to live and visit i think that local business is the lifeblood of san francisco and a vibrant community
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