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if not the same plan as we have, as the redevelopment agency employees, but a better plan. you guys understand what i'm saying? you know, 'cause that's the important thing for the re -- to retired from this agency and to have a health plan that takes care of you and your family, so thank you very much. >> thank you, mr. james. >> ace washington. >> he's stepped out. >> okay. i have no more speaker cards. thank you, madam secretary. so hearing no further requests to speak, i now turn to my fellow commissioners for questions and speakers. yes, commissioner singh? >> is it all the department in the city has the same kind of benefits and everything? >> well, we have our -- the city has their own retirement plan called sfers.
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we have calpers. >> we are not through the city? >> we are classified as a quasi state entity or our own stand-alone agency. so we don't get our retirement benefits and our health benefits through the city plan, which is sfers, and through the department of health. >> what is the difference between us and the other one department? >> in relating to the benefits or the retirement? >> yeah, what is the benefits? >> well, to our citizen, oscar james' point, on the pension plan, we have -- there's two types of plans, whether you were considered classic or a new member. so there's a whole benefits schedule, so it's like the retirement benefit for classic, so you retire at 2% at 55, so 2% of an actuary of your
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salary. once you're fully vested, at 5%, you do qualify for retiree health benefits, and they get the same benefits they had as they were when they were an employee. so none of the action presented today impacts retirement pension or health benefits. >> there's any benefit for the retired people, also? >> this doesn't impact retirees? >> yeah, okay, like oscar. >> yeah, he's not impacted by this action at all. none of the retirees are. this does not affect their pension or their benefits whatsoever. >> okay. thank you. >> commissioner rosales? >> i understand -- that's okay. i understand what we're doing, and i'm happy to support it, but i guess i'm a little confused just about the dates. since we're talking about something that we're doing today, if we approve this in
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2018 allows employees to do something relating back to 2016. am i getting that right? no? >> so this action would treat -- to treat on the calpers side -- >> yeah. >> -- the date of this finalized moving forward. it's not a retroactive agreement. but on our m.o.a. agreements, we have been treating all of the contributions as a pretax basis perthe m.o.a. agreement because we are bound to honor that. so when we -- should this body approve this action, the employees also approve by election, and this body approves the final resolution, moving forward, that additional 1.25 will be treated -- or the employees' share moving forward from the date of the action. >> so is this an administrative -- >> it's an administrative action. >> okay. that's what i thought.
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cleanup. okay. i move. >> okay. and so this is better action for -- for all of you? >> i don't -- i cannot -- for the entire body? >> you need a majority of the election. >> we need a majority. >> okay. >> so entire body of our staff needs to vote on this. >> yeah, the staff works so hard. we want to make sure that you're all taken care of. >> yes. >> okay. we're ready for a vote, a motion by commissioner rosales, seconded by -- >> seconded. >> commissioner singh. madam secretary, ready for a vote. >> commission members, please announce your vote when i call your name. [roll call] >> madam chair, the vote is three ayes, one absent. >> the motion carries. madam secretary, please call the next item.
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[agenda item read] >> thank you. this item is a lengthy one. we've been talking about this since 2016 when we issued the rfp, and we presented to you last year the results of the r.f.p., and we got some requests from our commissioners in emergency room itshey would like to see going forward in terms of the preliminary results. today, we will have a presentation of that recommendation, and we also have representatives from the mayor's office of housing. >> our favorite people are here. >> good afternoon, miss simms. >> good afternoon, chair mondejar, commissioners, executive director. i'm pam simms, i'm a senior housing specialist in the housing division, and i'm here to present on 5-e which is a certificate of preference for the programs survey. just to remind the commission, david merman from survey
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research partners and i were here last sept to present the initial findings covered by the survey we reported that 891 individuals received cards on the survey, and 191 responded. we went on how we can extrapolate the needs of the c.o.p. holders from the 114 responders. we r explained that the purpose of the survey was to better understand who the c.o.p. holders are and to better appreciate their current and future housing needs, and i'll get into that in a minute. additionally, we presented the survey results, including the fact that the majority of c.o.p. holders both know the benefits of being a c.o.p. holder and still intend to use their certificates.
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c.o.p. holdering are interested in both rental and home ownership process, and may need a subsidy to successfully obtain housing. they are generally older, female, african americans who rent housing and li with o or two other individuals in their household and are interested in senior housing. now, for the -- as for the recommendations, the commission discussed in september to assist c.o.p. holders to become successfully housed. i'm pleased to inform the commission that staff has already implementing many of the recommendations and given the c.o.p. holders' continued response to various housing opportunities will continue that implementation. so recommendations one and two meet the housing demand for senior c.o.p. holders, which includes one and two bedroom
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units. staff reviewed the mocd-ocii housing pipeline, and i've happy to say that c.o.p. holders are eligible for over 98% of the units that are currently in various stages of development. one and two bedrooms are also included in the pipeline. number three, developments need to include a range of income levels. so it's been ocii's practice to include income tiering below 60% area median income, and usually between 15 and 30% a.m. i. is very common in our request for proposals, and now with the new tax credit emergency regulations, projects that receive tax credits can now tier to reach 80% of median levels, and we do this, this 80 to 30% because we know that individuals in households that
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are interested in living in san francisco, including c.o.p. holders have various income levels. so the more income tiering we can do, the better for everybody. an example of this is reflected in the responses just received for blocks 52 and 54 in the shipyard, and my colleague will be presenting to the commission the next couple of months a recommendation for predevelopment funding so the selected developer can work on creating a plan for units which range from 30 to 50% a.m. i. number four, meet the services needs of seniors, and just to remind remind you that services are required to be provided to resident households, that includes seniors. number four, inform c.o.p. holders of ongoing events in the city. it informs interested individuals of various housing
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opportunities and allows for easy application. number six, educate c.o.p. holders about newer ocii neighbored such as trans bay and hunters point ship jarred. staff provides information on neighborhoods with every information session for a housing development. for example staff presented at an information session on transbay block 7 in 2017 and morrecently for transbay project six east, all transbay holders want to know a little bit more about the neighborhood and amenities around them. additionally, i've attended various southeast community meetings with the department of public health who are presenting on the shipyard remediation efforts, and i provide information on current and future housing opportunities in the shipyard, and kind of provide general housing information to the interested attendees. number seven, assure c.o.p.
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holders that they have first priority in all ocii and mocd affordable housing opportunities. additionally, staff tries to connect with c.o.p. holders through its recently obtained social media account. staff regularlyets about new housing developments, workshops, information sessions, and open application periods, and i hope you're all part of it. number eight, provide a list of coming soon units specifically focused on the western addition neighborhood. in an effort to be a little bit more creative, ocii and mocd staff created a holiday newsletter that i hope you all received. the inaugural went out in 201 and will be continued as an annual tradition. number nine, ensure developers -- ensure developers are informing c.o.p. holders about every housing
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opportunity. so perthe commissioners' recommendation from several years, ocii hads been workis b with construction developers to inform c.o.p. holders about new and up coming units. number ten, the commission said that staff needs to get the word out that there are multiple affordable housing opportunities in the city. and again, regular tweets go out, but again, if tweeting just isn't your thing, mocd sends out e-mail blasts about new afford annual housing opportunities, and that often goes out on a weekly basis. it's very simple to sign up. just go to and sign up. commission said staff should partner with nonprofit agencies because they're closer to the community. in the early outreach plan, the
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developers are required to work with a community based organization -- community housing agency to out yaech the c.o.p. holders. the organizations primarily selected by developers are san francisco housing development corporation, and bayview-hunters point multipurpose senior services. so in december 2017, staff provided to come up, provide us with information about their successes and disappointments. so we heard on the positive side that several bhpmss clients have successfully obtained housing. unfortunately we heard that a number of clients also need a rental subsidy. number 12, commissioners encouraged staff to hold a community housing event. staff knows that there are a number of c.o.p. holders housed at the dr. davis senior residence, so we asked if we were allowed to have an information table at their
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annual holiday event. many people stopped by, friends of people who live there and asked us about affordable housing opportunities that are coming up. so in conclusion, while we've been implementing almost all of the commissioners' recommendations, not all of our efforts have come to fruition. for instance, staff contacted kpu on several occasions and unfortunately because of the smaller number of c.o.p. holders, they weren't particularly interested in helping us reach out to c.o.p. holders. that said we're working on a more comprehensive affordable housing in san francisco idea which includes outreach to c.o.p. holders to present to them as we continue our efforts to outreach and inform c.o.p. holders about various housing opportunities. and now i'd like to introduce
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two women whom i have the honor of working with on a daily basis, maria and sonia from the mayor's office of housing. and i'm here if you have any questions. >> thank you, miss simms. do we have any speaker cards? >> i have ace washington. >> excuse me. i -- i just came from down stairs by the mayor's office, so you see my attitude have changed a little bit. any way, so bottom line here, i'm appalled, 'cause it's getting closer and closer to getting ready to i'm going to say. i'm appalled, commissioners, if you knew what i had to go through at this meeting with your staff. i'm almost in tears right now because you know, it's just not you all, it's just not you all, it's this whole city that's
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really -- don't give a -- nothing about us. so let me just go on. you're talking about your budget here, you're talking about your money, i was lied to, and just the day that i didn't bring no recording devices because i figured it was a good day, and i figured i was going to have a meeting with your staff, with your staff, with your executive director, your council man, the person from the southwest addition, and i was there played like a fool, played like a fool, like you doing right now with the community, passing all these things and no, you ain't going to fulfill them, 'cause your obligations in the fillmore, you haven't done that yet. and i've got to come up here day after day, month after month, year after year, surgery after surgery, death after death, and then, after you change over -- and the only one's here still morales, because you knows what's going
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on. he knows where the skeletons are at. right now, i'm coming to you all and asking you all for help because your director and your council ain't doing nothing about the western addition. she said -- ain't no he said, she said. she said when i mentioned money about helping the western addition, we ain't got no money. morales have your head down, all the people on the ocii, there were three of them, see, because they know i know what i'm talking about. now, in my 49 seconds, when i calm here talking about the western addition, i'm here to talk about -- she said you ain't got no money. you've got millions of dollars in the grant. she said you ain't got no m money, but you've got all these
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grants. i'm just sick and tired of being sick and tired of these lies. this woman is from the department of finance in the city and county. that's why ed lee put her here. morales head is down. don't play me. play me too close. i've got something else to say in a minute. >> oscar james? >> oscar james again. on the certificate of preference holders, i was one of the ones from joint housing under miss julia coumou who was our chair person for specific location who came up with the
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certificate of preference. any way, the certificate of preference that you guys have are doing a tremendous job. i want to put that out, first and foremost. a lot of people they've gotten in contact with on they survey, at the last moment, i went to do the survey, but the survey was closed. that was the only reason i didn't do it, but my daughter did, and my house, there's five letters that come on every development that redevelopment does with the invitation to apply for housing. so i know they're doing this. my brother-in-law lives at another location, and i have other family who are certificate holders. they also get that information. but it's a lot of peoples who moved to hayward, who moved to fairfield and places like that that do not get that information. when i see them, i talk about the certificate of preference. i don't want to come back home. okay. and they do get in contact with the -- with the office, and,
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you know, start getting different meals. but i don't see everyone who has certificates, so i don't know what -- what you can do about peoples who live in fairfield and the other cities in letting them know about these certificate of preference, even if that's possible, but they are doing a good job. and i've seen pam -- and excuse me, pam, for not remembering your last name -- out in the community, sitting in a chair, giving peoples information about certificate of preference holders, so they are doing their job, and they're doing a good job, so i'm going to leave it there. and, you know keep the peoples who have preference alive in you guys' thing, because it is important. we did get a five year extension, and i think we have a couple of additional five year extensions pending, but one of the things we talked about before the redevelopment
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agency, it went out of the existence is certificate of preference holders grand kids. maybe you guys can work on extending the certificate of preference holders to some of the grand kids because a lot of them want to get housing but they not able to get housing because they're grand kids. my kids were born in the projects, so they all got certificates, but their kids do not have certificates. so if you guys can kind of look into that, making sure they're able to get a certificate of preference also. thank you very much. >> no more speaker cards, madam chair. >> i will now close public comment, and -- oh . we have lost quorum, and we're going to wait for commissioner singh.
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i'm sorry? [inaudible]
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>> okay. so we're back, and we now turn to commissioners for questions. commissioner rosales? >> thank you, chair mondejar. i have a couple of questions. one is on the recommendation, the first recommendation in the action. i'm very happy to hear that 98% eligibility for c.o.p. holders, so you know what my next question is. i mean, my next question is -- >> the 2%? >> no, the matching. i'm going to keep using this
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terminology until we either get a feature to allow us to match or we're doing better in matching feature interest with opportunity. it would seem to know if we know what is in the pipeline and we know who is in the pipeline, that the bridge between those two populations, if you will, or targets, is not hard to cross or connect. >> thank you, commissioner. there's a couple different things here that is going on. number one, there is a lot more interest in our housing opportunities by c.o.p. holders, which is great. a lot of it has to do with outreach, but also with the fact that it is to apply through multiple housing sites. as for matching, it's really interesting that what we're seeing -- this is a brand-new
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phenomenon for us is c.o.p. holder are applying for everything, which is awesome, but what they're doing is at the last minute, they're changing their mind just because. they do -- this have this golden ticket, and if something just isn't right, they decide that they're going to withdraw, and we're seeing it more and more happening. another reason that c.o.p. holders withdraw is because of the recent, and a lot of the active c.o.p. holders need a rental subsidy, and unfortunately, we only really have two subsidy programs in the section. one is the section 8 from the housing property, and one is a rental subsidy from formerly housing folks. a few c.o.p. holders get in with those, but it's not near
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enough. >> there isn't a program within the mayor's office of housing that does rent support? like yes -- like -- >> good afternoon, commissioners. yes, the mayor's office of housing -- [inaudible] >> oh, i'm sorry, maria benjamin, mayor's office of housing and community development. there is a program that we partially fund along with h. -- d.p.h. for rent subsidies. there's just such a great need that the program gets filled up each year, but it is an ongoing program, and we do have an agreement with one of the nonprofits that --
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but the rental subsidies, it's a little more tricky. i -- yeah. i hate to think what's going to happen with our housing -- our national housing h.u.d. policies with rental subsidies, i think it's definitely a place to lobby with more section 8 vouchers at 30% of the voucher holder's income and not 35%, but that's a whole nother subject, isn't it. >> okay. so i'll think about that a
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little more. what about the method that you would say or pam would say is the most effective in terms of soliciting response from c.o.p. holders? i here that we're doing social media, we're doing postcards, we're doing letters, we've got face-to-face conversations, we go to churches. what is it that you think? >> i think it's everything. i think everything is making an impact. so when i go out in the community, and i tell people about the next housing development that's coming up, they see me, they know, and they're signing up. so they're tired of me, but on the other hand, the -- the great thing is that everybody's now aware. i mean, it's so nice mtd it--
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nice. it's like somebody flipped a switch on and we're now engaged. that's a really good thing. >> okay. thank you. >> thank you, commissioner rosales. commissioner singh? >> how many certificate of holders we have now? >> certificate of preference holders? >> yeah. >> at the time, we had 891, but that number changes all the time. now, we have 900. >> and what are the chances they ever get something to live? >> it -- you know, it -- they're at different places. not everybody wants the same thing, and they're waiting, so i'm hoping we're going to be able to how's everybody 'cause that's kind of our goal. >> do you have any idea of five year, ten year? >> it depends. ten -- i don't know. 10, 15. it'll be a while. >> so it is a very small chance
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the 900 people get that on the -- until they are 90 years old. >> well, i -- okay. >> not all of those 900 people are looking for housing. they have the certificate, but not everybody's looking for housing. and honestly, a great many of those folks are housed and -- and in sustainable housing, but they have the opportunity to come back, and that's their right to come back for as long as -- >> how many people last year got there? >> yeah, sony mcdaniel is the program coordinator. >> i can't hear you. >> she said last fiscal year, we housed 26.
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>> 26. >> households? households. i'm sorry. so far this fiscal year, we've housed 26. well, fiscal year is over in 20 days or something like that. >> is that households or individuals? >> that's households, head of household. >> that's really bad situation for the people who are looking for a home and they will never get it. >> there are about 200 folks that are -- that are actually applying for housing, and many of those who are applying are, you know, are -- when they -- when their invitation in a lottery to go and visit the space, maybe they change their mind, maybe it isn't what they want, maybe it is what they want or they don't have enough rent income for that particular rent, so they wait for the next
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one. for those people that are actually looking for housing, the ones that have barriers to their eligibility, meeting the eligibility criteria for some of the home ownership criteria and rental units, the -- both bayview senior center and san francisco housing development corporation are really working with a core group of those people to help them pass those barriers and prepare for the next -- the coming opportunities as they come along, yeah. >> it doesn't look good, right? >> no. i mean -- i mean, you know, i keep hope alive. i'm -- i'm -- i'm -- i'm very optimistic, and as pam said, like, the -- i think this certificate of preference
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holders that we're working with are optimistic, and they're -- it feels like a new day with them that -- that -- that i think that they're getting the information and the information that they need to be able to decide to come back when they want to come back, and so it feels a lot different than it might have in the past. >> thank you. >> thank you. i do have -- can i just -- >> okay. >> would you attribute that to dlya? >> a lot of it is, because it's so much easier, especially if folks don't live in san francisco anymore. >> yeah. >> so a lot of it is that. but i think it's also -- i think it's also the early outreach that's going on, and
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having someone to talk to when -- you know, we've had -- rick barbour did an excellent job, and now, we have sonie and pam, and i just think we have better access. and the developers that are developing the housing that they're applying to have more knowledge about who they are and what the history of the certificate is and the importance that it -- what it means to ocii and to the city that these folks are taken care of in ways that they didn't have before. i think that is a real -- we meet with the -- each developer prior -- way prior to them coming into marketing so that they really understand what certificate of preference is, and i feel like we've gotten a better response, and folks are
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treated with a different kind of level of respect than they might have been before. of course, there are always incidents and everything that happens with people and customer service, but i feel like we're hearing from them that it's a different atmosphere. [inaudible] >> so i do have a couple of questions. so there was an increase to 900. what was the reason for the increase? because you housed 26. so when you house -- when they get housed, en, they get off the c.o.p. list, right? >> sometimes. >> oh, sometimes, because they get to use it twice. >> they get to use it twice. >> to rent and to buy. >> you know, a lot of it -- i just signed a bunch of certificates this morning, and a lot of it is siblings. like, like, one sibling who is in a house, and folks had kids,
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like, back in the day. there wasn't one or two kids, there was a lot of kids. so one -- one sibling gets a certificate, and then, the next thing you know, we're getting applications from all the other people that are in the household. so that -- that -- that that -- i think that speaks to the outreach. >> so these siblings, if they have kids, they get to apply, to? >> no, the siblings -- >> it stops there. >> it stops there. unless they were born at that time. >> okay. >> i signed one today for a four-year-old baby who's now 50 -- no, i guess he's not 50, but a grownup. >> i see, so that's why there's the increase because the c.o.p. holders now realize that their siblings, you know, their kids or the kids -- >> they're realizing that they qualify. >> that they qualify. >> and that there's a value to
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it. i think it also speaks to the market. >> and the education and outreach, i think, has a lot to do with it, right? >> right. >> okay. so the other thing is i know we have social media, and we're trying to get the word out there, but i was wondering if the c.o.p. market have social media, and i was wondering if we can do a more marketing effort to explain what c.o.p. is because i know in my own life, when i keep saying this acronyms, you know, many of those that i -- i have met, what is c.o.p. or what is a certificate of preference? so i wonder if your marketing effort would also explain that because then, they would let, you know, those other individuals could be the siblings, could be the kids or grand kids, would learn about it and apply, and give them hope that they can potentially
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get a place here in san francisco. >> right. and i think just to dove tail on that comment and on maria said, i think another reason the cousins and siblings are applying for the certificates is because of the successes. they're saying that it works, they're seeing that people are paying attention to them and getting them housed, so all of that is having this snowball effect so people are hopeful that they, too, can come back. as for marketing to c.o.p. holders, i got to tell you, i think it really is more word of mouth. that said, many of our c.o.p. holders do tweet. >> okay. they're re-tweeting our tweets. >> they are, and it is really kind of exciting when max will tweet something about an information session tonight,
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and people will read that and they'll show up because they saw that there was an information session. so it's -- it's coming along, it's coming along. >> that's very good. >> yeah. >> so i have to commend all of you for really championing this, because this is important. the c.o.p. program, as you know, we need to keep it alive, and it's really a program to righting the wrongs that have been committed through the years, and i thank you for the great work that you all are doing and reaching out and educating our -- our communities, whether they're in san francisco or outside of san francisco, and that's very important. so thank you. and -- but then, at the same time, i also wanted to comment on the rental subsidy programs. it seems like it's a major need and a barrier to be able to secure housing because of their age or their income, that perhaps, you know, not just the
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city, to approach maybe other nonprofits would be able to maybe create a fund based on need or something like that. just an idea to explore, that there might be some other nonprofits who would be able to create this rental subsidy fund that could really help our c.o.p., because it's about time. as commissioner singh was saying, you know, 20 years? that's going to be -- although the kids, and the grand kids might benefit, but i think we need to make some effort and spread the word that we need some help with this. so thank you. unless there's any other comments, thank you so, pam, maria, and i have forgotten your name. [inaudible] >> thank you so much for your help. we see you, and we always have a smile on our faces because we know that there's some news to be shared, and this is important for our c.o.p.
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holders. okay. there's no action on that, other than a thank you, which we very much want to press, and next order -- next item please, madam secretary. >> the next item is item six, public comment on nonagenda items. madam chair? >> do we have any speaker cards? >> we have ace washington. >> so if this commission would allow me to just speak, and i know you guys have this three-minute thing, and then you broke it down to two minutes. but i've been asking you all for the longest, let me present -- let me come and make a presentation to you all. give me three to five, ten minutes like you give every american, every immigrant, every person off the street. i've witnessed over my 20 years, 30 years, everybody gets up here to make presentations, even the ones that came up here
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and they're in jail right now, you gave them a chance. yes, i'm -- yes, before you came on, before you came on, they had people come up and get contracts, most of them in jail now, okay? what i'm saying is case: community assistance service enterprise. so i try to tell your executive people that. you ain't got no money, but now you're talking about outreach. that's been my downfall for the last 30 years, i've never asked you all for nothing. i've never asked the city for nothing. i use my own resources for my own family. whatever i had to do, i got it out there to do it. whenever we did apac, morales, you know that, they didn't want to fund that. but here i stand before you, 64 years old, some -- over 31 years involved with this
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agency, back when you was redevelopment, back then when you had helfill. this current director that's been appointed by ed lee, may i rest in peace, about the fillmore street, and i'm not blaming here, because her instructions came from sacramento to say, can't spend no many here, so i want all documents. i want every document, and i'm going to date back to the inception of wapac, but since the development turned into whoever you all is. i've got documents here to show the item line for redevelopment in the west addition it says retired. so what does that mean? can someone tell me what those budget item lines in there says retired? you don't get no money for
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western -- but you still paying your staffers out there. and by the way, yours truly, i'm still getting paid. i've been getting paid for almost three years from the federal people, not from upstairs. it's because of what i know, how i got to that point. so what i'm saying it, i want an audit. unless you all come out to the community, let me on your next agenda item, case, c-a-s-e, i'll bring a presentation. >> oscar james. >> oscar james again, issues of your camera up here. i don't want to be on your camera 'cause i ain't going to use that camera. one thing i wanted to bring up about the agency -- not the agency, but i wanted just to
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bring up for people is to go out and vote today because it's important for people to go out and vote, and i said any time i get close to a mic, even -- i'm going to say what i have to say because our country is inl bad shape, real bad shape. i don't know who -- who's going to vote for who, but i've already voted, as you may see. but, you know, the head of our country, and i'm off the subject, the head of our country is separating families, and we need to make sure we get a new person in there, you know, because families, i don't care who you are, third world peoples, what have you, when you start separating families, the next thing start is we're going to start getting separated. we have families that's coming in here to be citizens, asking to be citizens, and you're separating the mothers, leaving the mothers in l.a. and taking the kids to new york, and a lot of those kids have not been --
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they don't know where a lot of those kids are, you know, you understand what i'm saying? >> so it's important for us to do something that's going to make peoples care about peoples, you know? we have puerto rico, we haven't done nothing in puerto rico. they still don't have no lights, and we need to do something, you know? so i said i was going to use the mic. any time i get the opportunity, i'm going to use the mic. thank you guys for allowing me to do what i just did. thank you very much. >> thank you, mr. james. >> no further speaker cards. >> hearing no further request to speak on these items, i will now close public comment. so madam secretary, please call next item. >> the next item is item seven, report of the chair. madam chair? >> i just wanted to share that i went to the graduation of the small business training program of clark construction. i had some time to kind of get
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to meet the graduate. i thought it was very good. a couple of them had received contracts, and i think the idea of a program of encouraging and certifying and teaching the -- you know, the small businesses and getting them certified and getting -- teaching them the ins and outs of various programs, i want to commend the clark construction for starting that. that's my report. >> okay. the next order is business is item eight, report of the executive director, 8-a, 360 berry street, mission bay by windsor, marketing out comes report, a 129 unit development, which includes 26 inclusionary units which are at 90% -- affordable at 90% median bay
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income. discussion. >> thank you, madam secretary. there's an informational packet in your package. it's 129 units, as the secretary said. it's 26 inclusionary units. it has a mix of one, two, and three bedrooms, and they received over 887 applications. eight were c.o.p. holders, and two successful c.o.p. holder applications -- were successful in being housed there. one was from daly city. we have pam and jesse to respond to questions if you have any. on that note, on may 30, chair mondejar was honored by sfda, george gascon for her work within the filipino community and the city and county of san francisco as part of her work on the pacific islander heritage month, so congratulations to you.
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[applause] >> thank you. >> and since our last meeting, supervisor cohen called for a public hearing for the shipyard hunters point cleanup, and there was representatives from -- on may 14, 2018. there were representatives from the various regulatory agencies, navy, e.p.a., dtsc as well as cal dph and our local public health department. tetratech was invited. it was lengthy. the take away from that meeting was the mayor also, actually that morning, as well as leader pelosi had also issued a letter with regards to parcel a residents, and requesting the navy and the regulatory agencies to do a reevaluation of parcel a, even though it wasn't the subject of the fraud. and malia cohen -- supervisor
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malia cohen as part of hur opening remarks emphasized that retesting occur, so that information is out there and the regulatory agencies and the navy is looking into a plan to reevaluate that. a allowed for opportunity to bring this item back in september because from that hearing, the navy and the e.p.a. announced they'll be releasing their work plan in the coming two weeks, in june, and it would be opening to the public for public comment for 60 days. that would information on the process to retest and reopen g 1, and the rest of the shipyard. i think the take away is there's a coordinated effort between the navy and the e.p.a., and there potentially will be public input to get that going, but the leadership
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at the feds local is to expedite the retesting of parcel a where residents are currently housed. and the mayor also did a tour of the site where staff was present, including public health, some community members, residents, artists, and a few others, and after hearing the context and the process, he was very pleased with the progress that we're making but also emphasized the urgency of resampling of parcel a and the next steps. until the work plan is provided, the navy cannot tell us on the timing of the remainder of the parcel, but this is an important big step that would cate a template for future testing of the site, because they -- the original schedule called for multiyear phase transfer, where they would retest sample transfer convey, and then, start all over, so this would be the --
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the template for doing so once that gets resolved, there's expectation it would move much more expeditiously than it's been in the past. on that note, we're also supposed to be, if you recall, in april, you approved the redesign of the hunters point shipyard, and it got introduced shortly after. it's been proposed to be heard at land use committee on june 25, and at the full board where the city as a committee of the whole to approve the item as a committee report on the 26th. they would approve the housing plan and have the first hearing on the ordinances, and what the board is approving is really just the redevelopment plan amendment, whereas the commission approved the d.d.a.'s, and then there will
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be a second reading after that because of the holiday july 10 because of the -- the timing of the board meeting, and there will -- no more, so we'll keep you abreast on progress of that. >> going back to the shipyard and the issue about the resampling and the retesting, what are we doing to hasten the -- you know, for the -- the e.p.a. and the u.s. navy to -- to get going because there's been a lot of urgency and a lot of feedback about a sense of security and, you know, on what we're doing? is there anything else we can do to make sure that -- that we are doing our best? any other measures or actions being planned? >> we are actively continuing to work with regulatory
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partners. we have period skbric calls to to what extent they can push that, but we also know with the work plan that is being considered for parcel g, u-c 1 and 2 that were supposed to have been transferred last summer, that that's a much more extensive process, and they've disclosed a timeline. we're trying to focus on parcel a where residents currently live and to revalidate and confirm that it's safe. so there's been a lot of conversations going on. our expectation, we should hear any time soon on what that plan would look like, and our expectation is it won't be as rigorous, it'll be an abbreviated version of what they're doing for the other parcels, that it's under the navy's jurisdiction because parcel a is not a super fund site, and it's already in our jurisdiction, so there's no
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flexibility on hour -- how to prepare the work plans. i'll keep you informed. we're working in the next few weeks to get clarity on that and when that happens. >> thank you. it's very important that the parcel a residents understand that we're doing our best and some actions are being undertaken, and to reassure them because the word is not getting out, and we need to make sure that we're working very hard and diligently and that more actions are coming soon to make sure that they feel assured that we are working to make sure that they are safe, their family's safe, and that we're -- you know, we're doing the best we can. thank you. okay. are there any other comments, questions? no? madam secretary, please call the next item. >> the next order of business
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is item nine, commissioner comments and questions? madam chair. >> are there any questions from the fellow commissioners? hearing none, please call the next item. >> the next order of business is closed session. there are no closed session items. the next item is adjournment. madam chair? >> the best part. i'll now adjourn the meeting at 2:59 p.m. don't forget to vote. it.
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