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that complement public transit and not compete with it. in addition to working with sf mta, chariot invests in the community. chariot employs the entire workforce half of them who live in the bayview. they pay for each driver to complete a commercial driver's licensing program. they pay for the cost of the program and the drivers to sit through the program at $16.50 an hour. we are proud ou partnership with the teamsters local 665 who negotiated good wages and he bar for microbers, transit in the bay area. they reduce congestion by removing ten single occupancy vehicles per chariot on the road. we're committed to safety as he ca -- accessibility with a fleet of wheelchair accessible vehicles we have and we have an in-app function that you can request a
wheelchair accessible vehicle through the app. we're also providing service to areas of -- >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> thank you, again, directors. i did spend much of the morning looking over this report. i think it's a good first step. i hope that some effective regulation comes out of it. but i wanted to specifically talk about the tncs and has been noted by a couple of directors, this -- the biggest part of the congestion problem in the city is undoubtedly the tncs. the city has thus far taken the position they don't have regulatory authority over tncs, but certainly you have
regulatory authority in so far as it goes -- the general rules, the rules of application that applyywide to all vehicles or even, i would say, to certain classes of vehicles such as the ones that are contained in this report. so i would some effective regulation having to with that. i would particularly call attention to the idea of congestion pricing because it's more than just stopping in bike lanes and double parking. it's sheer numbers. it's the sheer numbers of them that are on the stree if a handle can beten on that, i think it will have a tremendous benefit across the board and across the city. so i hope you take a good, close look at that. i hope you also take a look at
regulations that find ways that you can regulate tnc as long with other forms of transportation. thank you. >> thank you. yes, mr. gilberte. >> tom gilberte. numbers mr. i heard justecently that it's 6,000 uber lifts on the road at one time versus 35,000 uber on the road at some point. numbers matter. again, quality of life. do we want 6,000 more cars downtown? even if they're giving another government will take a nice profit or tax or, you know -- but do we want them? is that where we want to go? insurance, if a scooter with a helmet hits a person in a wheelchair or a little kid or an old folk, we get broken a whole
lot easier. the uber lit insurance pattern, if there's no one in the car, they have a different set of insurance, what they'll pay. this is a billion dollar -- billions of dollars corporation. i'm sitting here thinking that if you had children and they were going to spend the rest of their life paralyzed, duh. and 6,000 or 40,000 or 30,000 cars are going to add more tension to drivers that are on the street. that includes the tourist drivers that don't know what they're doing. if you're driving in the city and you're making money in the city, you should sign into a $5 million damage policy per person. the city can arrange that funding through a public bank. we need to go that route.
we don't need more sprawl of mechanical machines in this city. thank you. >> thank you. herbert winer is the last speaker. >> there's one thing -- two things that have beeneft out. one is accessibility to transportation. now, people are expected to walk a quarter of a mile to the bus stop. if you're a senior or a disabled person, it's a hardship. now, that plan should address this. the second thing about congestion, you remove parking spaces, you remove driving lanes. you have an increased volume of cars coming. yeah. you are going to have congestion. that's oneontribory factor. in addition to uber and lyft. i think this should be examined as part of the plan. this is a long-standing problem. it's not been addressed.
when you increase the walking distance, less people are going to take public transportation. also, when you constrict the driving lanes, there's more of a pileup of cars. there are areas -- neighborhoods where congestion did not exist before now it does. try california streets in the richmond district. it didn't used to be this way. now it is. now there's several streets that are could not justed. i recommend that the mta and cta examine their coul congested thg and be more realistic. >> thank you. anymore public comment? no? seeing none, public comment is closed. directors, this is a discussion item only. there's no action, but the public speakers, we did, you know, hear, again, about the hardships that tncs are
causing and it will be good to have a strategy to come out of this report. personally, i think congestion charging is an idea with a discussion coming back is very good. i applaud that. that's going to be an interesting one to hear. maybe this time people will see there is a need and we can do something with it. director rubke, did you have thoughts? >> i'm sorry. thank you. so thanks for this report. it was comprehensive and got into details on a lot of things that i thought were really forward thing and helpful. i just wanted to question the metric used in the accessibility piece. i think they were good in general, but i thought the first one caused me a little concern, by i think, if i'm recalling, the phrasing is something like the percentage of that services
users who have disabilities or who identify as disabilities as having disabilities. and i guess i'm concerned about using that as a metric because i think that in a lot of the cases where this service clearly doesn't have acceslity o disabled access, you're not going to get a very good or useful metric from that in my mind because the user -- people with disabilities won't sign up as a user of a service where there's no obvious access. so, for example, bike share i lo idehe it's awesome, but i'm not going to sign up for bike. but i think it's important that, as we're looking to these emerging technologies and seeing how they com cply with our principles, it's important we keep pressure on then. i understand the report did address those other things. i want to highlight that as a little bit concerning. i think in connection with the other metrics that you have, i
think you'll get what you need. i just had a little concern with that. so that'sy p. thank you. >> that's a good point, director. thank you very much. yes, director ramos. >> thank you, madam chair and thanou to e ta staff for this incredible report. i've been anticipating it for a while, and i was very pleased with what you all produced. it's quite a bunch of information. i hope it's going to be required reading for anybody that's working in transportation today. it really is a nice comprehensive bunch of information. it's very -- it's so comprehensive, there's very that i can add. i think that speaks to all the brilliant minds that went into the review and the peer review and everybody else that looked ats. it looks really -- you guys covered your bases, which i
applaud. there are two questions i had. i saw that you just -- it seems to me like you're going to be evaluating folks with respect to vmt that's related as service vmt. i see that phrase service vmt a bit. assume thaat you mean by that is that once a car comes into service as opposed to generating to get here from wherever it came, i'm wondering if you can spear to that or if you thought about that much at all and what i would like to do is make sure that we're trying -- this kind of speaks to my next question, which maybe you can do a twofer. with respect to how you're going to be monitoring and rating the percentage of local hire. i saw you refer to the policy, and i applaud that. i didn't quite catch how you would be evaluating the
compliance o how they uld be effectively hiring people locally, but i do think that those two things are related, which then ultimately gets to sustainability and congestion and what have you. so i'm just hoping that you thought a littitut that and i'm sure that you did. i would love to hear more about it. >> sure. to your first question about vmt, it actually is a metric that shows up in several places. i'm going to take your point and sort of project it outward. >> okay. >> when we think about autonomous vehicles as a not too far distant future, they are out of service like you're not in ound.ar, but it is still driving n tugh under congestion,uation.o we're talking about service vmt, which is your point of -- i'll use this as an example. in the vehicle versus the person that's drivi around, vinds its way into the financial impact principle under state of good repair. so we are also counting the
total vmt that is just associated with that service. so, for example, the driver who picks you up, susan, if they had to drive five miles to get to you and then you tooke miles, it will count as five s constion and ten miles under the finance impact principle. that in fact is covered. then under sustainability, we look at people miles traveled because it's a matter of how many people are in that vehicle. are we moving people or does that answer your first question? >> i think so. >> is that more information you needed? >> it's more information than i needed. maybe we can talk more after, but i certainly -- i'm glad you took it into consideration because i do think that's part of the issue is because there's driving around out of service that it's something i think we -- i would like to make sure that we as a city are addressing. so it sounds like you thought about it and you're addressing it in some capacity.
maybe we can talk more. i don't want to be the only one holding us up. this speaks to the point from what i understand, a lot of the reason why a lot of the state appreciates these tn cs so much is because they're job providers in towns that don't have a whole lot of alternatives. then they come here to pvide services and that contributes to ngestion. i appreciate the nod to the local hire policy, i'm wondering if you'll be doingrhinking through more to acknowledge the companies or the providers that are doing their best to give opportunities to our local residents. >> your approximately is with the taken and we're happy to add that as a future consideration. other documents like our tnc report has documented as an example how many drivers had business licenses before the state granted, about where they were originally located and then driving in san francisco. we are well aware of that
phenomenon. >> thank you. >> thank you, director ramos. that is good. i would remind everyone, though, in terms of the tncs providing jobs, i think the last data point i heard which was quite recently because that the average ten tour of the uber drivers is 6 months. they are not providing sustainable jobs and they're not prossding a living wage, but you're right. it's a low barrier to entry. so it's a quick oh, i have a job dr angbe and then it might take them six months to figure out that it's actually not paying -- >> i think that my perception, i could be wrong, but it's such a short tenure because they're tapped into infinite workforce that they're treating as disposable. you get one star rating now and eu'r whatever. >> yeah. it's unfortunate. mr. logan, thank you again. do i have any other discussion questions, comments? no. thank you so much both of you
for the work on that. i'm glad we'll be seeing you again with a strategy because we look forward to that very much. all right. i see i have aubli p speaker comment card up there, but we've closed public comment on this item. what is that on? to invoke --r discussion as toe >> excellent. >> madam chair, would you like to discuss 10.5 at this point? >> yes. do we have -- i believe we need to continue that item. is that correct. >> yes. >> all right. so as we continue that item, i would just remind staff to rcle bk with the cac since they had concerned around this well. as we're figuring out what to do about that one, wean also loop back with t cac to explain that as well. all right. so 10.5 we will continue. so we will move on. >> discussion as to whether or not to invoke the important client privilege. we have a comment.
>> thank youin i note that the closed session concerns the lawsuit that the san francisco federal credit union has brought against the mta on the medallion sales program. i don't have an opinion on the legal issues in this lawsuit, but i do believe that it is part of a larger discussion that needs to take place around the medallion s an what to do about it. it's a broken program. it has to be resolved at some point. you can't keep people prisoners in these medallions for the rest of eternity. we've had o 120, i believe, for closures. so we're going to let it go
until every last one is foreclosed. and then the problem goes away. no, i don't think so. so again, i think that something needs to be done about this, and in new york, for instance, they're beginning to come to the same conclusion. there is now a new effort, first all, to reign in tncs. you may be aware that four taxi end delivery drivers hav committed suicide in recent months over desperate economic conditions and that's causing the city to look at this again. a recent editorial in the new york sometimes abou"newyorkt to read you these sentences. over time, the syuld consider whether it owes something to drivers who sunk their savings into taxi medallions. many went into debt to buy these permits because the city promised them a monopoly on picking up passengers, a promise
it has not been able to keep. so i think the simple answer is that the mta needs to make these people good and needs to find a funding source to do this. thank you. thank you. do i have a motion to into closed -- i have one more public commenter. >> i want to agree with the comments that my friend mark just made. i hope you'll bear that in mind as you convene your closed session. i just also wanted to clarify your action just know on 10.5. is that to continue it later in the meeting, or is that to continue to t. to a future meeting. >> a future meeting. >> i'm good with that, and i hope to talk to staff before then. >> thank you very much. anymorc cment on close session? no. seeing number, it's closed. do i have a motion? do i have a second? all in favor. hearing none, we will move to a
>> on december 28, 1912.ve to a san francisco mayor, sonny jim rolph stared into the crowds of thwh gathered. a moment in history. the birth of a publicly own transit system. san francisco municipal railway. muni as it would become to be known. happy birthday, muni, here is to the next 100 years. the birth of muni had been a long-time coming. over the years the city was disjointed privately owned companies. horses and steam and electric-powered vehicles. creating a hodgepoofe transit
options. none of them particularly satisfying to city residents. the city transit system like the city itself would have chang durihe san francisco earthquake. the transition that will pursue from this aftermath would change san francisco's transportation system once again. facilitated by city boss, abe ruth, ushering in the electric city car. the writing was on the wall. the clammer had begun for the experiment including public transit people. owned by the people and for the people. the idea of a consolidated city-owned transit system had begun traction.
and in 1909, voters went to the polls and created a bond measure to create the people's railway. would become a reality three years later. on december 28, 1912, mayor sonny rolph introduced the new geary electric streetcar line and the new san francisco railway. that he said would be the nucleus that would host t city. and san francisco gave further incentive to expand the city's network. a project by way of tunnel leading into chinatown by way of
north beach. in december the first streetcar was driven into the tunnel. just two years after its berth, muni had added two lines. and k, l and m lines that span out from westportal. in 1928, the j line opened heading west to the beach. in 1944 san francisco voters finally approved muni take-over of the market street railway. the motor bus and trolley bus improvement had given them the ability to conquer san francisco's hills. after the war most of the street-car lines would be replaced with motor or trolley bus service. in 1947, the mayor recommended replacing two lines with motor coaches. and it appeared that san
francisco's iconic cable cars had seen their final days. entered mrs. cluskin, the leader to save the cable cars. arguing that the cable cars were a symbol of the city, and she entered a charter placed on the november ballot. it passed overwhelmly. the california street cable railway was purchased by the city in 1952. there were cut backs on the cable car system and in 1957 only three lines would remain. the three lines that eist today. in 1964 the cable car's future as part of california's transit system was sen it was proclaimed a national historic landmark.
in february, 1980, muni metro were officially inaugurated. in that same year, muni received its first fleet of buses equipped with wheelchair lifts. in 1982 when the cable car had a shut-down, they added an alternative attraction to the cars. the festival was a huge hit and would continue for the next four summers in a permanent f-line that would extend all the way to fisherman's wharf, by 2000 the f-line was in place. and in 2007 muni extended the
third line to the southeast corner and returning to third street. for the first time 60 years. in the course of last 100 years, muni's diverse workforce forged by men and women of innovation have reflected the many cultures that flock to the city. muni's ground-breaking antidiscrimination has guaranteed equal opportunity for all. the city's policy mandates the course for the ture, as they work diligently to increase options and increase multialternatives, and deduce -- reduce the carbon footprint. it continues to improve the systems. during this sen -- centennial
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used to as pair the culture i'd like to that that will be done in 2020 but ifgood morning, eve. good afternoon. i want to thank you all for being here today to talk about not only the success that we've had here in the garage in the mca with the police department, but also talk about what we're doinground car break-ins. i want to thank the director, scott, peskin and stefani, who have been at this and talking about this for some time. you know, we have and have had a car break-in epidemic in the city of san francisco. in 2017, we had 30,000 break-ins
in the city of san francisco. as we talked about for months and i have as mayor, it should not be a gamble toark your car on the streets of san francisco. this affects people who visit the city of san francisco, the people that work in the city of san francisco and it affects the people that live in the city of san francisco. and the current conditions on the street, is something that is unacceptable. i want to commend chief scott. at the end of last year he implemented reforms, creating a dedicated unit in the police department and increasing foot reforms, we've seen 17% decrease this year alone, but as we talk about all the time, we're not resting on our laurells, it's still unacceptable what is happening, so we're moving forward. we're here in the stockton garage. this is a garage that is one of the most popular in the city. right next to the financial
district, right next to union square, right next to places that people come to visit. last year, 2017, it was a hot spot for carbreak-ins. a high of 62 one month. but thank foss the reforms, we have seen a dramatic decrease in the amount of car break-ins here in the stockton garage. specifically an 83% decrease in the amount of car break-ins here. so in january, we had 44 break-ins. in february, 12. in the month of march, 9. and knock on wood, this year, so r -- this month so far, we've had zero in the month of april. so if you think about that from a high watermark of 62 last year per month, to now zero so far in the month of april, we need to acknowledge, celebrate and
respect this as the city of san francisco. and we need to think about moving forward and what we're going do do about it. we thank chief scott, dedicated foot patrol officer here in the garage, which i know c't replicate everywhere,e've installed cameras, done fencing around the infrastructurto reduce the loitering. a ton of software and hardware upgrades, entry kiosk, monitoring system. simple but effective hardware and software upgrades making a difference for the people that park their cars here in the garage. it's with great excitement we're here to celebtera that. we're doing this in other garages, six throughout the city of san francisco. a garage that supervisor stefani represents, when i was a district 2 supervisor was the bane of our existence on pier street, now down 55% thanks to
the efforts of the mta and the police department. i want to thank captain engler representing the area. we are doing it right and the sfmta and our city garages are doing it right. this is where we can lead by example. we can control this property. and we can focus on efforts that are going to work for car break-ins. so today, we are not only celebrating and honoring what we have accomplished so far, at stockton and these other six garages, but we're announcing also today that all 22 city-owned garages, by the end of next year, we'll be implementing all of these reforms at all of our city-owned garages. car break-ins are epidemic, but don't have to be moving forward. just the other week, we launched e parks mark campaign, a
number of announcements are coming in the next weeks and around street cleanliness and homelessness, but as it relates to car break-ins, what we're doing now iskior and we're go now p t pedal to the metal and make sure that every one of our city-owned garages republiclicates what we seen. we all want to see it replicate the success we've had here as well. thank you for coming here today. with that, we'll introduce the chief of police, bill scott. >> thank you, mayor farrell. first let me say thanks to mayor farrell and supervisors peskin and stefani for their leadership. keeping the focus on the issue is important in terms of us moving the needle and turning the epidemic of car break-ins around. i'm going to talk about mr. ed
riskin, head of mta, but today's approach, we know is the way to go. we have to be a more resilient city. we talk a lot about prevention, don't make yourself an easy target, but there are other things we can do to be more resilient and prevent the crimes from happening in the first place. the things that have been implemented here, the fencing installed, to stop unauthorized entry, the lighting and the surveillance cameras to discourage would-be thieves, this is a team effort. and this is what collaboration brings to the table. again, go back to mayor farrell and his leadership and before him, mayor lee in order to force this issue, force a collaborative partnership that has led us to some success this year. we are working hard to ctinue
the effort as the mayor said. this is going to be spread to all the city parking garages. although the deployment is part of that factor, we'll do what is necessary inms of havin the visibity and the presence to make sure that people know we're out here. that was part of our doubling of the foot the people that are apt to victimize others need to see us, they need to see their police officers out here visible. i think that gives everybody not only a sense of security, but also it deters these crimes from happening in the first place. we know we can't have a police officer at every corner every hour of the day, and that's why we need other measures, fencing, lighting, cameras to help us identify people that are apt to victimize others. so with this initiative, we believe that we will continue in the direction that we're going in terms of reducing these types
of offenses and as the mayor said, we have about a 17% decrease year-to-date which is over a thousand less victims. i think that's something we can all be pleased with. but we still have a lot ofork to do. i would like to introduce ed riskin, the head of mta. >> thank you, chief. good afternoon. we're happy to be able to be here. it may not be sexy stuff, but parking garages are an important part of the transportation system here in san francisco. we want people to be able to find parking and feel their car is going to be safe when they leave it, whether it's on the street or off the street. the parking garages areay for people to find parking, not spend time looking for parking on the street, and we want them to know when they leave their car in a public parking garage in san francisco that their car is safe. so we have been working on this
in a number of different ways, partner with the police department, the leadership of chief scott has been critically important. a lot of the success that heard the mayor and the chief talk about at this garage in particular has really been the presence of san francisco police department. and we work with them in districts around the city where we have our garages to try to focus their resources as strategically as we can, because as the chief says, we can't have a cop in every garage all the time. to that end, we're using old technology and new technology to make more sustainable improvements in the garages, so that we need to -- so that we can really rely on the police only when we need them. the old technyyos u heard, it's fencing, lighting, signage and we've seen some pretty good results already from some of those activities. and then there is the new technology. a number of years ago, doing an
assessment of our garages, what we determined was that a l of the technology in our garages was old and out of date, not just from security perspective, but operational and revenue collection. so we developed a program a number of years ago supported by mayor lee and board of supervisors and the mta board of directors, that culminated in a three-year project to modernize and upgrade all our garages. we're about a third of the way through this 3-year project and these improvements do include ins like high-definition cameras that hope us both monitor activity in realtime, but also help the police after an incident make positive identification of suspects so they can -- and particularly they can identify repeat offenders and really target their investigative resources
appropriately. it includes more secure gates for folks getting in and out. communications equipment so that patrons can communicate with garage staff. a number of other improvements to make our garages safer and secure facilities. as you heard from the mayor, the initial results at the pier street garage which i used to hea aut from mayor farrell back when he was supervisor farrell and supervisor stefani, it had been a problem area. you heard the results, 55% reduction since the new improvements were in place. this is success we hope to replicate everywhere. we're not declaring victory here. you see a park smart sign, not mission accomplished, because as the chief said there is more work to do, but we'll continue and complete these installations by 2020. we'll continue to coordinate with the police department and the d.a.'s office and are
grateful for the strong leadership we have in our mayor and board of supervisors and the mta board of directors to ensure that our garages can be safer for people to park. thank you. >> thank you. and forour leadership. i would like to bring up two members of the board of supervisors who have been focused on the issue for a long time now, and have leadrs on this, supervisor peskin and supervisor skef stefani. >> thank you, mayor, chief scott, ed riskin, the working men and women of the police department. i want to note a number of great cases that the cops have made in the last number of days, 11 arrests out of northern, central andutheo stations, so thank you, captains, for that work. and then supervisor stefani and i are doing our part today by
funding that $32.5 million which is to say that we're parking here and those parking validations, those parking costs go to pay that. we're always worried about the money. this has been extremely frustrating, not only as a supervisor, but somebody who had his cnntn the street. and i cannot tell you how delighted i am that we are addressing it. and those numbers are extraordinary numbers. 83% drop in this garage in a few month's time is really something to celebrate. i was just across the street at my optometrist and she said they have noted the immense change. so i heard about it from people on the street before i actually heardboutt right here from the mayor. i wan to thank you again and look forward to getting it to zero. [applause] >> thank you, supervisor peskin. last month at the budget committee, we approved the
resolution of transferring this back to the sfmta and i raised questions about their greater public safety measures at this location and all the garages under their jurisdiction. i was motivated to do so not only on the terrible story of someone's dog thrown off the garage, sorry to bring that up, but it was devastating to many people and its owner. and the only way the police were able to identify the perpetrator was because of a private dashboard camerat captured the crime. but i was able to do so based on my own experience sitting in the pier street garage and witnessing sophisticated criminals staking out cars while i tried to call it in. they laughed at me while i was on the phone with police. this is criminal tourism and it must stop. this is a garage in desperate need of help and i want to thank the sfmta for their attention to these issues.
we've heard everything that has been done in the garage and after the installation of 12 cameras, nti, signage, the pier street garage saw a significant decline in break-ins. with a 55% reduction in six months after the upgrades. i cannot thank everybody enough. i hear from constituents every day they do not feel safe and we're responsible and accountable for the safety of our community and cannot allow opportunities for people to be victimized. i am encouraged by their progress we have seen here, due to the measures put in place through our partnership with the mta. improving public safety and reducing car break-ins takes a multi-pronged approach and we have to use all of the tools available to us. i applaud the sfmta and the police department for working together to address this epidemic. this type of collaborative approach will combat future problems. i'd like to thank mayor farrell
for his amazing leadership to make sure all departments are working together to make siicantmprovements in the area. as the numbers show, special attention and the presence of security enhancements actually do work. it is my priority to fight for these resources. we know that when captain joe engler of northern station assigned police officers to the palace of fine arts, a hot spot for auto break-ins, there were zero break-ins. we know what works outside the garages and inside them and we must invest in those resources to keep our communities safe. these initiatives are just the beginning to tackling this crisis head on. last month, i called for a hearing to review the progress of sy easures in place at our city-owned parking lots and garages and that hearing will take place in june. this is yet another chance to learn about initiatives at these sites and to receive updates on what is working. i know today that we all agree
that residents and visitors to san francisco should not be fearful of break-ins or their own personal safety in parking garages or lots and we must do everything we can to keep them safe. thank you, mayor farrell, chief scott, supervisor peskin, all those who worked to improve the safety in our garages. thank you very much. >> thank you, supervisor. that wraps up the press conference. we'll be available if you have follow-up questions afterwards.
and other locations through social operation. >> in 2016, an initiative called the civic center progress initiative was launched, it was launched by a bunc city agencies and community partners, so they really had to figure out how to program these places on a more frequent basis. i'm with the civic center community benefit district, and i'm program manager for the civic center commons. also, third thursdays will have music. that was reall important in the planning of these events. >> we wanted to have artist that appeals to a wide range of tastes. >> i'm the venue manager. good music, good music systems, and real bands with guitar players and drummers.
>> we turned uc center and fulton street into a place where people want to be to meet, to laugh, and it's just an amazing place to be. there's a number of different exhibits. there's food, wine, cocktails, and the idea, again, is to give people an opportunity to enjoy what really is, you know, one of the great civic faces in america. when you look from the polk street steps, and you look all the way down the plaza, down market street, daniel burns' design, this was meant to be this way. it's really special. >> the city approached us off the grid to provide food and beverages at the event as kind of the core anchor to encourage people who leave a reason to
stay. >> it's really vibrant. it's ally great, just people walking around having a good time. >> this formula is great food, interesting music, and, we wanted to have something a little more, so we partnered with noise and they brought in some really fun games. we have skeeball, we also have roller skating lessons, and we've got a roller skating rink. >> if you're a passion jail skeeball player like me, and you're deciding whether you're just going to roll the ball up the middle or take a bank shot. >> our goal is to come out and have fun with their neighbors, but our goal is to really see in the comments that it's a place where people want to hold
their own public event. >> i think this is a perfect example of all these people working together. everybody's kind of come support and services that they can to activate this area. >> there's no one agency or organization that really can make this space come alive on its own, and it's really through the collective will, not just of the public sector, but both the public and our business partnerships, our nonprofits partnerships, you know, neighborhood activists. >> i really like it. it's, like, a great way to get people to find out about local cuisine, like, it's really great. >> it's a really good environment, really welcoming. like, we're having a great time. >> we want to inspire other
people to do this, just using a part of the plaza, and it's also a good way to introduce people if they're having a large scale event ormall scale event, we'll direct you to the right people at the commons so you can get your event planned. >> being a san francisco based company, it was really important to connect and engage with san franciscans. >> how great is it to come out from city hall and enjoy great music, and be able to enjoy a comtail, maybe throw a bocci ball or skee ball. i find third thursdays to be really
reinrig rat reinriggating for me. >> whether you're in the city hall or financial district or anywhere, just come on down on third thursdays and enjoy the music, enjoy an adult beverage, enjoy the skee ball; enjoy an adult playground, if youtoday. >> (clapping.) >> i've been working in restaurants forever as a blood alcohol small business you have a lot of requests for donations if someone calls you and say we want to documents for our school or nonprofit i've been in a position with my previous employment i had to say no all the time. >> my name is art t o
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. >> good evening, everyone, or good afternoon. welcome to the may 15, 2018 meeting of the san francisco entertainment commission. my name is brian tan. i am the president. before we get started, there's a few members of how's ping. if you are a member of the public and would like to speak during public comment, we have speaker cards and please fill that out. once i call public comment for that item please come up and speak into the microphone. two, if you have cell phones, please put them on silent or turn them off so we don't interrupt the meeting. and then finally thank you to sfgovtv and media live for airing this event live to the public. go ahead and get started with a roll call.