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compliance, looking at city departments procedures for ensuring that they are following all of the required procurement and contracting procedures. we have our payroll audit program as well in which we're looking at the mou provisions and trying to make sure that those key provisions are being followed by the departments as they're paying their -- their staff. we're also have our purchase card usage audit program, which is a continuous monitoring program in which we take a p card, which is a purchasing card transactions and trying to see on an ongoing basis whether there are discrepancies and conceptions, and we do issue memos to the departments that we conduct these assessments for. we also have our payment card insurance, pci compliance audit program in which we actually assess whether city contractors do have the right systems and internal controls to make sure
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that they have secure systems and networks when they are completing transactions. and cash transactions, inventory asset management, eligibility programs in which we're looking at whether departments are adhering to the correct and proper policies and procedures to ensure that the -- that their recipients are meeting the requirements. we also have our nonprofit organizations audit program which we're looking at some of the key contract terms as well as performance oversight internal controls just to make sure that there's proper accountability. as usual, we're also going to continue on with our cyber security and i.t. governance audit program. this is looking at security controls, security of our networks, doing some pen testings or penetration testings.
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we will also continue with our usually financial reviews as well as field issuances and we will follow up at six, 12, and 24 months junctures just to make sure that actions are completed. just to give you some highlights of the other kind of performance audits which are more looking at the effectiveness efficiency of city operations, we are going to be -- actually we're in the survey phase already of the mta capital program and construction divisional audit. as peg mentioned, her shop is doing something more on the notification, whereas on the audit side we're looking on the internal procedures that they have in internal controls. we also have our citywide nonprofit protocol monitoring. we're looking at seven different city audit procedures and internal controls to ensure
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that they're conducting oversight on the nonprofits. we have our collection fees just ensure there's proper collection, calculation and impaction of various fees assessed by city departments. just to highlight some of the key capital and construction audits that we'll be doing. as you know, a couple of years to go, we started our expenditures -- our geobond expenditures audits program. last fiscal year, we completed three. this fiscal year, we have completed one, and we'll be completing one later. one is currently in the survey phase, and we hope to issue a third one by the beginning of next fiscal year, so july, august. the ones that we just completed last month on this one is the 2008 clean and safe
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neighborhood parks. we will be issuing the 2012 parks bond expenditure audit in the next few weeks and the one that's currently in the survey phase is the 2014 eser expenditures audits. that concludes some of the audits and performance activities for next year. >> we're happy to take any comments or questions on the work plan development process at this time, and i think we also anticipate during this month or next at least one meeting with kristin at a liaison and maybe kristin and brenda together. i'm not sure how you're proposing to do that, but we're going to have a chance to talk with them about any ideas that you want to flow into the work plan. >> do you have a question? >> so regarding the expenditures, the bond fund expenditures audit, i thought that we had agreed not to do
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two of the same bond. so you did two of the parks bond, right? didn't we have a conversation about trying to spread it out a little bit? >> no, we did. and actually, the last -- in setting this current fiscal year's work plan, the three that were identified were actually 2008 parks, 2012 parks, 2014 eser, and the other one was the affordable housing. so we did try to spread in terms of the different, we just wanted to -- because we wanted to touch on all of the active bond funds, we did 2008 and 2012 at the same time, but we'll be issuing two different memos for them. >> just for the benefit of the other members, this is kind of a very -- you've seen this before. we usually do it. this is another opportunity to have the material and kind of very basic points of the you -- that you have the opportunity to review this, and there's going to be -- it will be on
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the actual agenda in another meeting -- formal presentation. this is kind of a heads up, if you will, just to remind us, these are the -- the highlights that we should be looking at. so if you do have any thoughts, you could float them to kristin who is actually the liaison overseeing the csa. >> i had one quick question, if i might, madam chair. it's just a clarification. it's on slide four, and it is a slide that reflects the cost. so general fund departments, 4.4 million, department of public health, 4.1. and my recollection is -- and maybe it's changed -- that the department of public health is part -- is a general fund funded department. so if that's accurate, are we
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at 8.5 or general fund just -- and what 4.4 reflects is general fund departments other than public health? and then, my last question is, human services agency, are they general fund funded? >> your knowledge and memory of the city's budget is excellent. the public health department, the last dollar in to both hospitals and the general fund for them is a general fund dollar. they take a lot, a lot of revenues from many other sources. they're general fund supports on the margin. our work order is taken on the nongeneral fund portion of it, so as a practical matter, the general fund $4.4 million, to us, a whole bunch of departments are general fund departments. police, for example, fire, are the two largest, so we do most of our public safety work under that 4.4 million. and then, the work that we do
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for the health department is separate. it's a very large work order. the hospitals are huge institutions. we don't end up spending, you know, a fairly big chunk of the public health department's budget even in a year when we have a fully fleshed out program of audits when the money is returned to them at the end of the year. >> thank you. >> any other comments? >> i just have two comments. [inaudible] >> you broke this down by departments. [inaudible] >> how have you handled something like the current hot topic of accessory units -- [inaudible] >> -- now there's talk about how they're going to stream line -- [inaudible] >> -- it would mean the difference of hundreds of housing units being built in
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one year, so how does your approach handle something like that. and then, secondly, a question about the nimbleness of a system like this. obviously, there are infrastructure issues that have to be dealt with at all times. you have issues that come before the board. like, for example, the issues on homelessness, about whether or not people are being discharged from san francisco general after they've been held for some brief period of time and have no place to go to, and what's happening, we're discharging people back out onto the streets. that becomes an issue that becomes very livly in a certain period of time, but it's not something you can predict in a year that this is going to come up. so how do you -- how do you jump the line with something like that? >> one of the great advantages of this model is that we can
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staff interdepartmental pron projects meaningfully, so we allocate our costs across a couple of different work orders. so we setup a charge code for it in our system, we track the hours, we make an agreement with the different departments whose areas are touched by that and we're able to allocate or costs across different departments. homelessness is a good example, so again, i think it's a huge strength of this wihich many cities don't have the opportunity to have something like that done. about jumping the line, it's always an interesting problem. one of our auditors used to say, are we a fine dining where
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you have to have a reservation or a fast-food restaurant where you can walk in and get it? mostly, we try and plan things carefully so nobody has downtime and the staff are all occupied. we try and keep enough flexibility so we can make enough change and accommodate a change of city services. we do a formal report, and by that period, some projects have dropped down for some reason. the project sponsor wasn't ready or whatever, and we have capacity that we replace it with, and we can make a decision that we're not going to do a priority that's wanted by the leadership. it's really tricky, but we try and take that as a really important working mandate. >> is there some way in which you all coordinate that with the board budget analyst because maybe the board budget analyst is the one who gets tasked fastest to turn something around to provide information for policy making? >> yeah. i mean, they -- we do
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coordinate with them carefully just so we're not asking resources and time from the same departments at the same time, so we really work hard on that, coordinating our processes with them. and then, like, they experience the same process with the board of supervisors. they're given a resolution that says what audits they're supposed to do in what order, and sometimes the board changes that, and they have to reshuffle. >> thank you. >> any other comments? thank you for the presentation, and are there any public comments on any of these items? >> sorry and before you get to the end of this agenda items, there's just two more things, d and e. so mark comments on the expenditures audit. e is the public satisfaction survey. good results on this. we had the projects that we talked about last time, which was the raymond kimball
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playground, and good response, and we're now in the process of contract negotiation to get that survey underway. if it all goes smoothly, i anticipate wrapping up the contract in the mechanics month or so and -- next month or so and anticipate being able to be in the field in the late summer or fall. again when we meet with kristin, we can meet with her and get any final details before we finalize the contract. >> so let me just add, based on completion we would see the report sometime in the fall? >> right around the end of the calendar year. >> thank you. comments? >> pardon me. i had two comments i wanted to make. one, i think i heard recently there was an up tick in the bond rating for the city and county of san francisco maybe to its highest ever in the history of the city, and i think if that's true, you can confirm, but i think that's
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a -- a thing to be very happy about because it can lower our interest costs. >> that's correct, and thank you. so moody's upgraded the city to a triple a rating, which is a notch ahead of where we aare at with s and p and fitch. the city had a triple a rating in the late 80's, which it lost, but hopefully, we'll be able to continue it. >> that's great work. congratulations. lastly, i believe i read that ben has been reappointed as the controller of the city, and i just want to say, i was here before when ed harrington was here, and those are big shoes to fill, and ben and his staff
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has done that better than anyone i can imagine, so congratulations on that reappointment, ben. >> let me on behalf of the whole committee offer ben congratulations because this committee really relies heavily on the staffing of his whole department to carry on our work, so thank you, ben, and thank you for the staff. >> one other comment. peg, at the notes of the last meeting, there was a request for an update on unspended funds -- unexpended funds at the may 21st meeting. would that come from you? >> yet. we just finished the projection report to account for all of the expenses through the third quarter, and so we can -- we can send it out right now. >> okay. thank you. >> now i'm going to see if
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there are any public comments. >> my name's jerry dradler. i want to commend the committee for their discussion of the allocation of the city services auditor resources. i imagine the budget now is between 50 and $60 million a year. what i've never understood is the disparity in terms of the allocation of audit resources versus performance management. audit resources are allocated bases on a risk-based philosophy, recognizing you have scarce resources, and you allocate them based on where there's the most perceived need or risk. performance management resources are based on a funding source, and if you look at appendix f of the city charter, that's nowhere in the city charter. that's a decision somebody
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made, and i might think it would be a historical accident because why are not the performance management resources allocated based on need, and why do the departments who are funding them have a say in how they're spent? because again, it appears to be totally contrary to the intent of appendix f of the city charter. thank you. >> are there any other public comments? seeing none, the meeting is adjourned.
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bayview. >> a lot discussion how residents in san francisco are displaced how businesses are displaced and there's not as much discussion how many nonprofits are displaced i think a general concern in the arts community is the testimony loss of performance spaces and venues no renderings for establishes when our lease is up you have to deal with what the market bears in terms of of rent. >> nonprofits can't afford to operate here. >> my name is bill henry the executive director of aids passage l lp provides services for people with hispanics and
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aids and 9 advertising that fight for the clients in housing insurance and migration in the last two years we negotiated a lease that saw 0 rent more than doubled. >> my name is ross the executive directors of current pulls for the last 10 years at 9 and mission we were known for the projection of sfwrath with taking art and moving both a experiment art our lease expired our rent went from 5 thousand dollars to $10,000 a most. >> and chad of the arts project pursue. >> the evolution of the orientation the focus on art education between children and patrol officer artist we offer a full range of rhythms and dance and theatre music theatre about
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in the last few years it is more and more difficult to find space for the program that we run. >> i'm the nonprofit manager for the mayor's office of economic workforce development one of the reasons why the mayor has invested in nonprofit displacement is because of the challenge and because nonprofits often commute technical assistance to understand the negotiate for a commercial lease. >> snooechlz is rob the executive director and co-founder of at the crossroads we want to reach the disconnected young people not streets of san francisco for young adults are kicked out of the services our building was sold no 2015 they let us know they'll not renew our lease the last year's the city with
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the nonprofit displacement litigation program held over 75 nonprofits financial sanction and technical assistance. >> fortunate the city hesitate set aside funds for businesses facing increased rent we believable to get some relief in the form of a grant that helped us to cover the increase in rent our rent had been around $40,000 a year now $87,000 taylor's dollars a year we got a grant that covered 22 thousands of that but and came to the minnesota street project in two people that development in the better streets plan project they saved us space for a nonprofit organization national anthem and turned out the northern california fund they accepted us into the real estate program to
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see if we could withstand the stress and after the program was in full swinging skinning they brought up the litigation fund and the grants were made we applied for that we received a one thousand dollars granted and that grant allowed us to move in to the space to finish the space as we needed it to furniture is for classes the building opened on schedule on march 18, 2016 and by july we were teaching classed here. >> which we found out we were going to have to leave it was overwhelm didn't know anything about commercial real estate we suggested to a bunch of people to look at the nonprofits displacement mitigation program you have access to commercial real estate either city owned or city leased and a city lease
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space become available there is a $946,000 grant that is provided through the mayor's office of economic workforce development and that's going to go towards boulder the space covers a little bit less than half the cost it is critical. >> the purpose of the organization trust to stabilize the arts in san francisco working with local agency i go like the northern california platoon fund that helped to establish documents of our long track record of stvent and working to find the right partner with the organization of our size and budget the opportunity with the purchase of property we're sitting in the former disposal house theatre that expired 5 to 10 years ago we get to operate under the old lease and not receive a rent increase for the next 5 to 7
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years we'll renting $10,000 square feet for the next 5 to seven years we pay off the balance of the purpose of this and the cost of the renovation. >> the loophole will that is unfortunate fortunate we have buy out a reserve our organization not reduce the services found a way to send some of the reserves to be able to continue the serves we know our clients need them we were able to get relief when was needed the most as we were fortunate to arrive that he location at the time, we did in that regard the city has been - we've had tremendous support from the mayor's office of economic workforce development and apg and helped to roommate the facade of the building and
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complete the renovation inside of the building without the sport support. >> our lease is for 5 years with a 5 year onyx by the city has an 86 year lease that made that clear as long as we're doing the work we've been we should be able to stay there for decades and decades. >> the single most important thing we know that is that meaningful. >> it has been here 5 months and even better than that we could image. >> with the economic development have announced an initiative if ours is a nonprofit or know of a nonprofit looking for more resources they can go to the office of economic workforce development slashing nonprofit and found out
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about the mayors nonprofit mitigation program and the sustainability initiative and find their information through technical assistance as much as how to get started with more fundraising or the real estate assistance and they can find my contact and reach out to me through the circles of the city through the
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>> hello, i am with the recreation and parks department. we are featuring the romantic park location in your backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in santa and cisco with someone special. -- san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog walkers. both have a significant force. a refreshing retreat from urban life.
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the romantic past that meander up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the
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east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city will not forget. it has a beautiful red rock formations. you could watch the sunrise over the bay.
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this is another one of our great lookouts. we are at mount davidson. 928 feet. this is the place for you to bring someone special. to not forget that dogs and enjoy all of the pathways and greenery that surrounds you. it provides a peaceful oasis of open space and great hiking trails. the spectacular view offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset with someone you love. >> it is a good place to get away from the hectic life of the city. come up here and listen to nature, i get some fresh air. that view is fantastic. >> where sturdy shoes.
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hikers get the feeling of being in a rain forest. mount davidson is also a great place to escape the noise and the bustle of the city. take the 36 bus and it will drop you at the entrance. it is quite a hike to the top but the view is worth every step. this is the place to bring that someone special. golden gate park's largest body of water is an enchanting place. is a popular spot for paddling around in boats, which can be rented. created in 1893, it was designed for these your boating -- for leisure boating.
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it is named for the wild strawberries that once flourished. there is also a waterfall, two bridges, and trails the climb to the summit, the highest point at more than four hundred feet. you can catch glimpses of the western side of the city that make this hilltop a romantic look out. for public transit, i take the n train. the lad the ad -- lake is ada accessible. watch many ducks, swans, and siegel's. -- seagulls. it is a great place to stroll and sail away. many couples come here to take a
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ride around a lake, going under the bridges, passing the chinese pavilion and the waterfall. for a quiet getaway, making for a memorable and magical experience. located on 19th avenue, this growth is the place to where you're hiking boots, bring the family and the dog because it has so much to offer you and your loved ones. it is a truly hidden gem in the city. the park is rich with eucalyptus trees. long paths allow you to meander, perfect for a dog walking in a wooded environment. >> i enjoy the history. the diversity of nature that exists in such an urban city,
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concrete streets, cars, we have this oasis of the natural environment. it reminds us of what the history was. >> there is a section for dogs and plenty of parking. transit is available on the 28 bus to get you very easily. the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. it is also a natural lake. this is your chance to stroll around the lake and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is a place to find and appreciate what you -- a wonderful breath of fresh air. come and experience in this park
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and enjoy the people, picnics, and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved ones. in the middle of pacific heights, on top of these hills, it offers a great square, a peaceful beauty, large trees and grass and greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football and picnics. it is very much a couple's park. there are many activities you can experience together. stroll on the pathways, bring your dog, or just picnic at one of the many tables and enjoy all that it has to offer together. many couples find this is a perfect park to throw down a blanket and soak up the sun. it is a majestic place that you can share with someone you
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chairs. lafayette park is also easily accessed from the 47, 49, and 90 buses. it is ada accessible. we are here at the historic palace of fine art in the marina district. originally built for the 1950's exposition, the palace is situated on san francisco's number waterfront. it is ada accessible and is reached by the 28, 30, and 91 bus lines. set against the reflecting waters of the lagoon and eucalyptus trees, the palace is one of san francisco post most
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-- san francisco's most romantic spots to relax with that special someone while listening to the water and gazing at the swans. a beautiful to view from many locations along the mattoon, an ideal place to -- all -- lagoon, an ideal place to walk with a loved one. reservations for weddings are available at discarding contains plants referred to by william shakespeare's plays and poems. welcome to the shakespeare garden here in the famous golden gate park. located near the museum and the california academy of sciences, the garden was designed by the
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california spring blossom and wildfilower association. here is a truly enchanting and tranquil garden along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic sundial. chaired the part -- share the bard's word hundred famous verses from a shakespearean plays. this is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, and enjoy the sunshine, and let the whimsical words of william
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shakespeare and floats you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. take a bus and have no parking worries. shakespeares' garden is ada accessible. located at the bottom of this hill, it is a secret garden with an infinite in captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, it makes the top of our list for most intimate pyknic setting. avoid all taurus cars and hassles by taking a cable car. or the 30, 45, or 91 bus. the garden was designed by
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thomas church in 1957. grow old with me, the best is yet to be is inscribed on a sundial. it is anchored by twin white gazebos and flowers that bloom year-round. this is the place to tell someone special or the place to declare the commitment you two share. weddings and the event reservations are available for this adorable hidden gem. we know there are many other romantic parks in san francisco. we hope you have enjoyed this torre of lookouts, picnics, and strolls that are available every day. until next time, do not forget to get out and play. for more information about reserving one of these romantic locations or any other location,
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call 831-5500. this number is best for special events, weddings, picnics, and the county fair buildings. or for any athletic field, call 831-5510. you can write us at -- or walk in and say hello. and of course you can find more information -- ♪ >> i am so looking forward to the street fair tomorrow. >> it is in the mission, how are we going to get there? we are not driving.
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>> well what do you suggest? >> there are a lot of great transportation choices in the city and there is one place to find them all, >> >> it is the walking parking, and riding muni and it is all here in one place. >> sitting in front of my computer waiting transportation options that is not exactly how i want to spend my saturday night. >> the new is mobile friendly, it works great on a tablet, smart phone or a lap top, it is built to go wherever we go. >> cool. >> but, let's just take the same route tomorrow that we always take, okay? >> it might be much more fun to ride our bikes. >> i am going to be way too tired to ride all the way home. >> okay, how about this, we can ride our bikes there and then we can take muni home and it
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even shows us how to take the bikes on the bus, so simple right here on my phone. >> neat. we can finish making travel plans over dinner, now let's go eat. >> how about about that organic vegan gluten free rest rft. >> can't we go to the food truck. >> do you want to walk or take a taxi. >> there is an alert right here telling us there is heavy traffic in soma. >> let's walk there and then take a taxi or muni back. >> that new website gives us a lot of options. >> it sure does and we can use it again next weekend when we go to see the giants. there is a new destination section on the website that shows us how to get to at&t park. >> there is a section, and account alerts and information on parking and all kinds of stuff, it is so easy to use that even you can use it. >> that is smart. >> are you giving me a compliment. >> i think that i am.
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>> wow, thanks. >> now you can buy dinner. access useful information, any
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>> welcome to the brown bag lunch, i am lawrence cornfield. we are here at beverly prior's law office. we are going to look at one of the greenest business office spaces in san francisco. you just celebrated the first
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anniversary of your green office space >> there are many elements. what we're celebrating, what you say it's one of the greenest office buildings. it's the contribution methodology. the materials mechanical systems that we look at. we are using recycles materials. how off gases. >> all focussed toward the goal of reducing impacts? >> exactly. we are using materials that are rapidly renewable. there's another aspect. there are many aspects to being green >> what lead you to this green
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office? >> it's an interesting story. these kinds of thing start with gee, it's time to find a new office of our idea has evolved over time. how do we work together? what kind of space do we want that will support what we want? we have very ambitious goals. all those things started to factor in. we had a brain storm session and made it clear, it's not an ideal world, we are not going to be able to get all the things they like. we ask people to prioritize and
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across the board, the staff said they want a sustainable office. it's a leed silver and we got excited it went to leed gold >> wow. so leed has a series of standards. starting with leed certified. you have met a high level the sustainability. you can go to leed silver or gold. it's leadership of environmental design. it's a process of the u.s. green building council. beverly is ahead of this curve. we see every new building as
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sustainable features. they are not all leed certified. that's what the market demands >> our work is in the public sector. community colleges and so on. 5 years ago, we were trying to get them to think about it. then think about california is on the forefront of nation. san francisco is on the forefront of state >> and beverly prior is way up there. we are up there at the top. it sounds like the challenge came to making this physical reality achiefable. what is the marginal cost?
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every always asks me. what is the marginal costs. may be i shouldn't ask. i have to say, there's a huge difference. between building a building from scratch, where you can design at will features from the ground up and the marginal cost then when you take an existing building. you were talking about major changes. i presume that has a major impact. >> we don't own the building. so the landlord gave us an allowance. we had to make a bigger commitment. there's actually, sala might want to share about that. we had to convince the landlord in many cases.
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not everything that's green is about our tenant space. there's the restrooms, which the landlord had control over. making decisions about the mechanical. it was part of our strategy, whenever we started to raise the green flag, the landlord would say wo. >> it was part of that, i love that that leed stands for is leadership it energy and environmental design. part of leadership is bringing people along and having them see the benefits. at least for their own pocket book. that was part of our strategy to have the landlord buy into the some of the strategies, but how it's making sense for them
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as business owners >> the long time returns, how many years you look at the 10-year cycle and evaluate these things >> i just realize i didn't answer your question about the marginal costs. one of the things is you hear about how much more does it cost to do leed and so on. there are those out there that tell you it's minimal, one or 2 percent. i think they are talking against a brand-new project where you have a lot of influence on things. >> by the way, we have done enough documentation on new buildings to show that meeting certain leed standards, i think we're looking at leed gold was a