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looking ohi rort. i thi footep. 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 conge noblem in the city is undoubtedly the tncs. the city has thus far taken the position they don't have regulatory authority ove cerinly you have regulatory authority infa as it goes -- the general rules, the rules of application that apply citywide to all vehicles or even, i would say, to certain classes of vehicles such as the ones that are contained inport. so i would love to see some
effective regulation having to doithhat. i would plarlcu call attention to the idea of congestion pricing becauset's more than just stoppg in bike lanes and double parking. it's sheer numbers. it's the sheer numbers of them that are on the street. if a hle canete on that, i think it will have a tremendous benefit across d across the city. so i hope you t good, close look at that. i hope you also take a look at regulations that f ways that you can regulate tnc as long with other forms of transportation. thank you. >> thank you. yes, m gilberte.
>> tom gilberte. 6,0 uber lifts on the road atatt one time versus 35,000 uber on the road at some point. numbers matter. again, quality of life. do we want 6,0e 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 go? insurance, i 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 easie the uber lit insurance pattern, if there's no one in the car, have a different set of insurance, what they'll pay. this 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,000 6 o 40,000 or 30,000 cars are going to a me tension to drivers that are on the street. at includes t tourist drivers that don't know what they're doing. if you're driving in the city and you're making money in the ty, you should sign into a $5 million damage policy per person. the c can arranget funding througha lic pub bank. we need to t route. we don't need more sprawl of mechanical machines in this city. thank you. >> thank you. herbert winer is the last spea >> there's ong - two things that haven left out.
anspor t now, people are eected to walk a qrter of a mile to the bus stop. if ye a senior or a disabled person, it's a hardship. th second abon should address 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 one contributory factor. in addition t uber and lyft. asart of the plan.d be examined this is a long-standing problem. it's not been addressed. when you increase the walking distance, oing p 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 richistr dt. it didn't used to be this way. now it is. now there's several streets that are could not justed. i recnd tha the mta and c examine their congested thinkig and be more realistic. >> thank you. anymore c , public comment is closed. directors, this is a discussion item only. there's no action, but the public speakers, we did, you know, hear,he hardshipst tncs are causing and it will be good to have sategy to come out of pershinklygestncharging is an ia 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.than you. so thanks for this report. it was comprehensive and got into details on a lot of things that i thought werey reall 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 g tha as a metric because i think that in a lot of the cases where this service clearly doesn't haveccessibility or disabled access, you're not going to get a very good or
useful metric from that in my mind because the u pe itie d won'tn up as a user of s where there's no obvious access. so, for example, bike share, i love the idea. it's so awesome, b i'm not going to sign up for bike share. but i think it's important that, e're lng to these emerging technologies and seeing how they com comply 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 intle bit concerning. on c 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's my piece. thank you. >> that's a good point, director. ank you very much. yes, director ramos. >> thank you, madam chair and thank you to the 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 hoprmation. s goi ruired 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 little that i can add. i think that speaks to all the brilliant minds that went in the review and the peer review and everybody else that looked at this. 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 red asvie vmt. i see that phrase service vmt a
bit. i assume that what mean by that is that once a car comes into service as opposed to generating to get here from wherever iondet camng if y c spear to that or if you thought about that muc all andt 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 policy, and i applaud that. i didn't quite catch how you would be evaluating the compliance or how they would 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 little bit about 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 o ee'r i th car, but it is still driving around. that counts in this even though under congestion, g about service vmt, which is your point of -- use this as an example. in the vehicle versus the person that's driving around, vmt finds 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 drive who picks you up, susan, if they had to drive five miles to get to you and took f le i will c as five miles i congestion 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 m many people are in that vehicle. are we moving people or vehicles? does that answer your first question?o. >> 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 isecause the drivinround out o 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 bec t providers in townst have a whole lot o alternativ
thhey come here to provide estiices and that contributes to ciat theo t n t local hire policy, i'm wondering if you'll be doing or thinking coanies or the providers thathe are doing their to give opportie our 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 enon. 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 necessarily providing a living wage, but you're right. it's a low barrier to entry. it's a quick oh, i have a job driving an uber 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 wrut it's such a short tenure because they're tapped into an infinite workforce that they'rere as disposable. you get one star rating now and you're gone or whatever. >> yeah. it's unfortunate. mr. logan, thank you again. do i have any other discussion questions, comments? no. thank you so much both y 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 a public speaker comment card up thereut we've closub ons em what is that on? >> this is for discussion as to whether to invoke -- ellent.
>> mad 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 circle back with the cac since they had concerned around this as well. as we're figuring out what to do about that one, we can also loop bait 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 you, again. 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 dallion sales and what to do about it. it's a broken program. it has to beolve at some point. you can't keep people prisoners in these medallions for the rest we've hadr 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 of all, to reign in tncs. you may be aware that four taxi and delivery drivers have 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 city should consider whether it owes something to drivers who sunk their savings into taxi medallions. i to buy these permits because the city ono mly 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 go into closed -- i have o m pc commenter. >> i want to agree with the comments that my friend mark
oust made. 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 t t sta be then. >> thank you very much. anymore public comment on closed session? no. seeing number, it's closed. do i have a motion? do i have a second? all in favor. hearing none, we will moveo a >> chairman brinkman: all a right. so we are back into open session. all right. item 14 announcement of closed session, the mta board of directors went in closed section but no action. it would be item 15 would be appropriate for a motion to discloser o not disclose the information. a first. losin in f disc
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honoring our public schoolteacher and ninth year of honoring our principals and first year of honoring our parcator. [applause] this honor awards five of our city's most accomplished teachers, principals and a paraeducator. all c nominated by members of their community throughout the year and the finalists selected by the mayor in april. they received awards on behalf of the their tireless work and i wanted to just highlight a couple of things you all will be getting so it teases you a little bit. [applause] >> we already had the teachers on norred a honored at the giane
on monday and you will get a beautiful tiffany apple. you will also get an award from he mayor and from the mason foundation for $1,000. [cheers and applause] we have some really great gifts from our championship basketball team goldeneat warriors and and we still love them, they are not here with us any more but our san francisco 49ers. youilllso a get amazi tickets toutside land, beach blanket and elle k elcatraz ande final arts museum. so al we are super excited. giftctes fr dirty
water, the mall, and his tor hic john's grill. we also had personal gift bags, messen bags ma byic h lcal company and mark has been incredibly wonderful donating every year and he puts the logo on the bag d it's an incredibly high quality bag aor when you go away on the long weekend we have a great tumi bag donated b alaska airlines one of our newest partner. thank you anna belle for all that. iqan is here and always gives you a bag of goodies, so you
will see a quad and octopus and a membership and he is rolling out his k-5 academy for all, so l of your students wil be o c tme to the academy throughout the year becausef a generous endowment, so we are really, really happyut [cheers and applause] all of these partnerships and gifts and prizes are aregarded and fully reflect the great love that san francisco holds for its educators and we wouldn't have been able to do this without an partners a i wanted to call out the ceo, to thank the teacher for teacher appreciation month. recognizing our educators for their work promotes prestige within the profession and dem states appreciation for those dedicating themselves to
providing our students with an excellent education. i want to highlight once again the public school paraeducator that we are honori tonight and for those of you who didn't know, our latayor paraeducator and this award is honor him and it's in his name. we are really happy to be able to do that. [applause] some of this would not happen if we did not have a leader in our city that continues to appreciate all of our educa and am really happy to stand next to our mayor. please join me in welcomes mayor mark ferrell. [applause] >> thank you. i have to say after all those goodies that have been announced i don't know anyone that won't be siving for these awards. what i understand is it's $35,000 worth of goodies that we
are going to be giving out today so that or the giant's game is a pretty cool few days. corybotuy. i want to welrybocomey to our award's ceremony as we honor our teachers, paraeducator and principals of the year award. this is an incredible time here in san francisco. you are the glue that makes our families work so thank you for all that you do. hydra mentioned mayor lee, i know this is one of his favorite things to do every year and to stand as his successor for now is awesome and reminds me of him quiteit. this is named after mayor lee, so you are the inaugural honoreehonhohorees.
dirict, dr. matthew is herehool and hydra, please a round of applause for her.pplause] iayhiery sincerely as a parent of three young children, ac principals youre the glue that makes everything work for families in our city and i mentioned that. you are providing the foundation and you are really leading the path for the next generation san francisco children. i know many in the room are born and raised san francisco people and to be setting foundation for our city is powerful and you are here and awarded tonight because you have been nominated by so many people for all your hard
work, but let's never forget what we are doing and the power behind that is incredible. i would like to recognize supervisor sandy fewer who is here. [applause] i want to thank the blue ribb panel for helping select these nominees and obviously a difficult decision-making process for doing that. you know the four principal winners were selectedause of their dedicate and leadership just like the teachers and our paraeducator. congratulations to you all. this is a fun thing to be here and a fun thing to go to the giant's games and beon the field. we don't get to do that every single day, but thank you for all that you do for our children on behalf of san francisco. e can't do it without you. please know how important you do
is to all of us. i know it's one of the most challenging jobs in the world, but i want to say thank you on behalf of a gratefulity. [applause] >> thank you mr. maryou. maryour. a wonder partner of you are ours thereside taders of san f a lik.lo >> thank you for being chosen for this award. not a single person goes into the field of education for honor or glory, but it is still extremely well appreciated to have one's commitment and hard work acknowledged. thank you mayor ferrell and
hydra a thank you to your families without your support they would not have the fortitude to continuehat you do and thank you to the community because a good teacher or educator can only thrive when supported by their community. all are receiving educator of the year awards but you deserve much more. i remember my first year as a reading recovery teach i had a student who was a cute little 6-year-old but he was clinically depressed. he came from a traumatized background and i remember telling my supervisor i don't think i can teach this child to read. she said you are a reading teacher, teach him to read and
see what happen. i was able to teach h read and write and he reached proficiency and somewhere his self-esteem shifted and it was part of him turning the corner. dition tovinei the award that you are receiving, i would like to nominate you all for psychologist of the year, social worker of the year. [laughter] life coach of the year. [applause] event planner of the year. at vadvocate of the year and the list goes on because any educator knows you are wearing some of those hats all the time and many of those hats all the time. appreciation comes in many form. today it is expressed in kind words and many generous gift. i want to thank the donor to made that possible. there are gift bags and there is
beautiful posters and you will see what's in there, some surpri we alsoiv we don't have millions of dollars but we do have thousands of members who stand together for y every day of the year and we are proud of that. appreciation can also come through the gift of making sure that you have time to do your job properly and each of you knows what that means in your own job. i have a particular angleant to share with you. it also means in this world of 2018 making sure that educators are not spending time giving assessment that is are not useful for their teaching and sharing with you the information reived recommendon a joint district family union assessment community which includes i limb natio eliminatie assessment, so brought we
forward and that means less teaching and more learning. that is a gift to you of time. i know that is really stretching it, but i had to put it in. [laughter] one last form o appreon whic areoull aware, appathould mean a living wage, so i'm shameless. [applause] i'm shameless and determined that educators in the city will have a living wage from here on j so on francisco ha has the opportunito vote yes on prop g. thank you very much and enjy the rest of theeptiecn. [applause] >> thank you is there anything else you would like to share with us? is leavinnd retiring
after 33 amazing years with us, so thank you for your service. as we shared earlier, this next speaker is recognized for the work that sheoes represent our peer she is the vice president of our paraeducators with u esf and i knowynolought hard for award. uarroll, why don't you come on [applause] thank you and good anoon everybody. this iseal r exciting for me because i have been pushing for about nine years to get a paraeducator of the year. i have talked to the mast mayors and hydra so it's really aye
maizing. amazing. it to g a shout-out to our first paraeducator to receive achievement. [applause] she is an incredible para and i'm so honored she is the first one to get it. mary knows i don't like to speak in front of a mic., but i said i will dois just for you. stew and katie was a paraeducator and jolene, so a lot are now admi administratorse andeachr. it's hard for me what hened la in mayor lee and we had the paraeducator houng last june and we were talking
hydra and -- and me. i said ths great, but are we going to do a paraeducator of the year, and he said carolyn, yes, we are this year. i knowou bn pushing for it and then he proceeded to tell me i was a bgual para and i went oh, wow, i never knew that. we talked about paris for ten minutes and how he had been and how important they are. this is very special and so glad 's mary avalade's getting it. congratulations to everyone and thank you. >> thank youolyar i did want to hhlight housing that carolyn was eluding
to because of the partnership with the school district and educators we are breaking ground on 100 affordableforur educators in the next years and we have just selected deloper through the mayor's process and we are really excite doo that for our educator. [applause] so our last speaker is a representae of our unied administrators, so these are the folks that make sure our princip are wl supported and getting what it is they need in order to be amazing principal, so join me in compels jolene washington. >> good afternoon everyone. caro line was spoked to be here this afteron but was able to come so at ouras l meeting she asked who was interested in
speaking and so i did not raise my hand. [laughter] i said who is going to be receis. she s lina, i said i lve lina, and then she said sam, and i said i love sam then she said emmanuel h the sa principals an and then he sa. eli horn. andh that i had to be here. i just want toay that again my james jolin washington and i amd administrators of san francisco and thank you for allowing us to speak at this important event. it gives us the opportunity to brag about our amazing,
hardworking administrators like are courageous leaders andith put stude needs a interests first. we arerou p to honor them today and recogn them for everything they do every day every month every year to benefit their students, families, staff, a schndol community. on a personal note, i remember the experience of receiving the honor of principal of the year from mayor lee in 2011 and this honor allws you community and your families to see that the enduring long days the sleepless nights, the ongong dedication to teachers, families and students in your school communities is not d ein, so lina, sam, emmanuel
and eli, enjoy thisze andith c the you love. congratulations. [applause] >> thank you so muchlin. jo before we bring up allf our award winners, let me tell you about how this is going to work. we are going to call out the award rnt'same and i willave maker yo ferrell, supervisor and supervisor we will take a picture and then have leadership take a picture of all the recipients with all of our sponsor. that is how it will work. i want to give a shout-out and recognize our blue ribbon panel because these are the folks that made the difficult decision. if you are part of the blue ribbon panel, if you would please stand up so can
recognize you. camille, owen hit. ht, and simone whos working u upstairs and we had cara tweed and annie sang from pinterest, so we also had a community that read with us. thank you for being part of the blue panel. without further adieu our first award recipient i kitty lock, a teacher comm stockton elementary she joined 31 years ago as a
paraeducator and has been at comma dore stockor the 31 y in addition t all of the goodies they are getting, they are getting certificates from ma ferrell, u.s. representative nancy pelosi, state senator wiener -- and there is lots of goodies over there. our next award recipient is jack lively. emend grade teacher at starin ry school. thank you. he grew up speaking mandarin an
canton knees in china. he wanted to be a high school teacher but when he got to job to teach hel in love wi the school the staff and the kids, so he decided to stay. thank you jack. because we sav many schools we honor two elementary schoolteachers and our second is jennifer partika, 5th grade tchert a arg elementary school. she is dedicated to growing the number of females in science, technology, engining, the arts and mathematic. she recently led the argon lego robotics competition. at
excelle your middle grades teacher of theear is erin wise, 6th grade teacheriddn middle school. aaron is spending his 11th year where he teaches sixth grade math and science. heun parent groups, sits on committee, and mostntly dj for mid school dance. [applause] thank you aaron. our high school teacher of the year ishris cian castillo, a 10th1th a 1 grade teac albalboa high school.
she has work within the school district for 11 years now in different capacities. , pulsepaway and a special shout to my fellow philippinea. all right, givt up for our teachers of the year. [applause] our next award is this very special mayor lee's award for our paraeducaftor o the year and it goes to m lavalane. since 1970, 1970, i was five, mary has worked in early childhood developmentt several
different organization. in 1986 mary joined the sfusd as student advisor at fairmont elementary school andn at san frano for the last 18 year. thank you mary. [cheers and applause] our next award recipients are our principal.oin min welcomingr principal for early education because that is education by the way. mr. eli h [applause] [cheering] and ally's fan club. i have known eli for about 20 year.
before eli became an early education administrator he served as director for th thevis valley beacon where he worked to provide partnerships for the school. he joins the school district in 2011 as early education administrator. ally, thank y [cheers and applause] our elementary school principal of the year is onef mayor ferrell's favorites because they have a blooming, wonderful bromance because they did some amazing, amazing work through the shared schoolyards partnership and that take as lot of work to open a school to the
ci. principal of the year for elementary, emmanuel georgeashinger. cve he has worked in public education for 27 year. he nw leads the school where he taughtor 14 years and committed to the bay view hunter's community and he does that with excitement, passion d dedication. super happy for him. >> go stewie! >> our middle school principal of the year is dynamic leader,
lina va vanherran and her daugh. oh, not anymore. lina is in her 8th year of leading middle school unifi she has worked passionately. ongside passionate teaches and leaders to turn around everett middle school fro one of the lowest perfos to a thriving place that now has a wait list of snt wanting too everett middle school. [applause]ngratus.
last but not leasel bass hghool principal of the year. [applause] year award intongh received axe 2016. he is driven torovide as m opportunities andlits to traditionally under served students in san francisco as possible. we will have to give you guys a little basket next t to put l your goodies. ngratulations sam. give it up for ourrincipal of the year awar recipient. [cheers and applause] congratulations to our teachers, our paraeducator and our principal. all of this is not possible
without the incredible staff that put this together. a big shout-out to rebecca mcdowell. we have snacks in the back and we would love for you to stay and continue and mingle and mayor ferrell thank you for your support and leadership ensuring that our teachers, principals and paraedge kay kays continue to get recognized in san francisco. congratulations!
today we are at recology." they are celebrate 20 years of one of theost incredibly unique artist residency programs. we are here to learn more from one of the resident artists. welcome to the show, deborah. tell us how this program began 20 years ago. >prog the m began 20 years ago. ronmtalist and an activist and aart 's. shestarted these street sweeping campaigns in the city. she started with kids. they had an exhibition at city hall.city officials heard aboutr
effornd the vited her to this facility. we thought would coincide with our efforts tolk to recycle, it is a great educational tool. professional artists come through. >> how haschan thed hw has e program -- what can the blic has an artist engage with? >>or the most part, we worked with metal and wood, what you would expect from a program like ours. over the years, we tried to include artists and all types of mediums. conceptual artists, at installation, photographers, videographers. >> that has really expanded the program out. it is becoming so dynamic right now with your vision of interestingartists in gauging here. why would an artist when to come here?
>> mai as to materi welso give them a lot of su when they start, it is an empty studio. they go out to the public area and -- we call ite big store. the go out shopping, take the materials that, and get to work. it is kind of like a reprieve, so they can really focus on their body of work. >> when you are talking bout recology, do you have the only sculpture garden at the top? >> it based on work that was done many yearago in new york. it is the only kind of structured, artist program. weit is beautiful. a lot of the plants you see were pulled out of the garbage, and we use our compost to transplant them. the pathway is lined rubble
the earthquake from the freeways tour about 50 talk about recycling and on. they can meet the artists. >>fanstic. we are lauren. can you tell us how long have been here so far and what you're working on? >> we started our residency on june 1, so we came into the studio then and spent most of the first couple weeks just diggingaroundthe trh. kind of making these hand- embroidered objects from our day-to-day life. >> can you describe some of the things you have bemaking here? tis is amazing. >> i think i started a lot of my work about the alities of light is in the weight.
i have been thinking a lot about things floating through the air. it is also very windy down here. there is a piece of sheet music up there that i have embroidered third imphlet abt aring dea -- nearing death. this is a dead rabbit. this is what i am working on now. this is a greeting card that i found, making it embroidered. it is for a very special friend. >> while we were looking at this, i glanced down and this is amazing, and it is on top of a book it is ridiculous and amazing. >> i am interested in theserende compositions. when he got to the garbage and to see the arrangement of objects that is completely spontaneous. it is probably one of the ast tht of compositions. people are getting rid of this
stu it holds no real value to them, because they're disposing of it. >> we're here in another recology studio with abel. what attracted you to apply for this special program? >> who would not want to come to the dump? you'fo able inst question. has always been the best. >> what materials were you immediately attracted to when you started and so what was available here? >> there are a lot of books. that is one of the thing that hits me the most. books are good for understanding,land in gen. also being a graphic designer, going straight to the magazines and seeing all this printed material being discarded has also been part of my work. of course, always wood or any kind of plastic form or anything like that. >> job mr. some of the pieces you have made while you have
been here. -- taught me through some of the pieces you have made while you have been here. >>ing that this was printed surface. it w actually a poster. it was a silk screen watercolor, about 8 feet long. in terms of the flatwork, i work with a lot of cloddish. so being able to cut into it come at into it, removed parts, it is part of the process of negotiating the final form. l work that you create to the three-dimensional? maybe going back from the 3f to 2d. >> everything is in the process of becoming. things are never said or settled. the sculptures are being made while i am doing the collages, and vice versa. it becomes a part of something else. there's always this figuring out
of where things belong or where they could parapets something lse. at the end goal is to possibly see one of these collage plans be built out and create a structure that reflects back into the flat work. >> thank you so much for allowing "culturewire" to visit this amazing facility and to learn more about the artists in residence program. is there anything you like our viewers to know? >> we havert exhibitions every four months, and a win by the public to come out. everybody is welcome to come out. we have food. sometimes we have gains and bands. it is great time. from june to september, we accept applications from bay area artists. we encouraged artists fromall app. bay area out here so they can have sa experience. >> how many artists to do your host here? >> 6 artist a year, and we receive about 108 applications.
very competitive. >> but everyone should be encouraged to apply. ing usyou again for host >> thank you for including us in "culturewire." ♪ >> this is the regular meeting of the small business commission monday, may 21,2018. the meeting is being called to order at 2:10 p.m. small business commission thanks media services and sfgov-tv for televising the meeting, which can be viewed on sfgov2, channel 8, or sfgovtv.org. members of the public, please take this community to -- opportunity to silence your on public comment is limit to 3 minutes per speaker. speakers are requested but not ir