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the purpose of the contract is to meet the state mandate and provide the community with information on abuse and neglect focus on these populations. through this contract we are able to provide information, education and referrals for legal services, mandated reporters, caretakers, and aging adults and adults with disabilities in our asian pacific islanders communities. including information how to recognize and report suspected adult and vulnerable adult abuse. >> president serina: this is a very small amount. how do we measure the success of the outreach. how can you -- >> for last year, there were about 500 individuals at the outreach, and through a survey, over 82% satisfaction was presented that they understood how to recognize abuse and neglect and how to report it.
>> has it led to more clients and more people reporting the problem? seems that would be a way to measure the outreach. >> we'll pay close attention to that. i suspect that overall in general, reports are increasing every year, and it may be part of that as well. >> it is a very small amount. comments or questions? >> i would add it's a small amount and grateful for what the organization can do and we always want to look at whether we can increase our support. >> president serina: thank you. any other comments or questions? comments from the public? >> hello, again. and we do have the api, elder abuse task force we ran about 15 years. we are specific to the asian pacific island community because
we recognize the shame involved in the issue and it's essential. materials through the city has been provided to the department with l.e.a., asian law practice, we produce written materials in spanish, chinese, english, and vietnamese. not yet russian but something we should work on, but we do provide quarterly newsletter, bulletins sent out about 20,000 of them, to different c.b.o.s and clinics. so, that's one way to reach. besides our legal, we do think we want to look forward to the next cycle to try to improve and strengthen and reach out better better these clients. to your question, whether or not it does result in any kind of elder abuse, yes, they do, for us, i did have a story to share with you and they are very heart
wrenching in the fact that these are like a recent client who elder abuse restraining order was placed on a case with a 91-year-old cantonese speaker, beaten by a 48-year-old drunk patient in the same hospital. the client is feeble and requires either a wheelchair or walks slowly. suffer broken ribs and rushed to emergency hospital due to their mobility difficulty, and the new injuries. thorough intake and meet with client to care for restraining order application hearing at the nursing home and native language, language -- cannot afford to move forward without the nursing, in the nursing home, so it's really essential that we have multi-discipline legal services. not just naturalization, immigration, it's elder abuse,
housing, so holistic approach with population and multi-languages and in order to be efficient. i want to share with you that information. thank you. >> president serina: questions or comments from the public? in favor? opposed? motion carries. oh, item cc. you will recall was amended when we approved the agenda. requesting authorization to enter into a new grant agreement with edgewood center for children and families to provide family caregiver support, kinship program, during the period of july 1, 2018, to june 30, 2021, in the amount, not to exceed $188,558, welcome
back, monte, a motion to diuss. thank you. monte. >> located at third and evans, provides supportive services to caregivers in san francisco. the services include public information on caregiving, community education on caregiving, and formal assistance support groups, respite, and caregiving emergency cash and material aid. additionally, edgewood has a program specific website dedicated to kinship caregivers. on the site, learn about available services, access and view activities calendars and explore other relevant information related to the kinship program. finally, the program has on staff spanish and chinese speaking individuals who can translate as needed for clients who come in. thank you. >> president serina: thank you, any comments or questions from the commission?
comments or questions from the public? hearing none, all in favor? oppose? thank you. item 8. announcements. i would just like to take a moment to welcome back commissioner loo and congratulate her on her being selected as vice president of our commission. i know she's going to serve -- >> vice president loo: thank you, i hope you keep healthy and strong. >> president serina: thank you. additional public comment? then i know you will be disappointed to hear that we request a motion to adjourn. >> so moved. >> president serina: all in favor? by rising vote.
>> supervisor cohen: and we're live. good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. i want to welcome you back to the budget and finance committee. my name is malia cohen. i'm the chamber of this committee, and to my right is supervisor sandy fewer, to my further right is supervisor jeff sheehy. to my left is supervisor kathrin stefani and further left is anthony yee. our clerk today is kathrin majors, and we are grateful to
sfgovtv for their broadcasts. madam clerk, are there any announcements? [agenda item read] >> supervisor cohen: okay. thank you very much. could you please call items 1, 2, and 3 together. >> clerk: yes. item number 1 is a resolution determining and declaring that the public interest and necessity demand the construction, reconstruction, acquisition, improvement, seismic strengthening and repair of the embarcadero seawall and other needed infrastructure. item 2 is a plan reviewing the city's two year fiscal plan to increase the proposed seawall bond from 350 million to 425 million to fund phase one of the seawall program. and item number 3 is an ordinance calling and providing for a special election to be
held in the city and county of san francisco on tuesday, november 6, 2018. >> supervisor cohen: great. thank you very much. first, i'd like to call up our city administrator, naomi kelley. she will be making a brief presentation, and following her will be the director of the san francisco port miss elaine forbes. >> good afternoon, supervisors. naomi kelly. supervisor administrator. first on behalf of the capital planning committee. i am very happy to be here today to introduce the seawall earthquake safety bond measures that are before you for recommendation and inclusion on the november 2018. it supports our regional transportation including the b.a.r.t. and muni tubes, and ferry services. it protects our city from flooding, it supports critical
utilities, whether it's water, sewer, electrical, telecom, and emergency reesponsnd disaster recovery infrastructure. it makes it possible for our way of life and it's a big part of who we are in san francisco. the seawall's importance to so many different assets is how we've come to understand the urgency of the need in the first place. in 2014, under the leadership of then-mayor ed lee, the city introduced the lifeline's interdependency studies to study the interdependency across the region. the seawall was identified as one of the most critical interdependency issues that could impact emergency response efforts and the safety of our people and property followi a major earthquake. once we understood the magnitude of the risk and the need, the seawall rose to the top of our capital planning priorities. the seawall bond before you and
hopefully placed on our november 2018 ballot is in the amount of 425 million, which was recommended unanimously by the capital planning committee earlier this spring. i'll wrap up here by saying that as city administrator, it has been graduatifyig that we e kept our eye on this issue and we need to make the seawall stronger for our residents, and our visitors, and with that i'd like to introduce elaine forbes, port director. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. >> thank you so much, city administrator kelly. i'm elaine forbes, port director. first i'd like to thank you, chairman cohen and members of the committee for having a hearing on this item. i would like to thank director kelley because she has provided a lot of the funding to keep
the seawall project going. i'm very proud to represent the port staff and commission in what's really a milestone day for the port as we work together to protect our city by strengthening the embarcadero seawall. i ask that you place a 425 million general obligation bond on the november ballot to support the seawall earthquake safety and disaster prevention program. and if i could please move to the overhead. the seawall, as city administrator kelly said, is unseen, mostly. it's 100 years old and it's served our city and region very well over the last decade, but we now must make significant investment for the seawall to protect the next generation. this bond will strengthen the seawall, to protect the city from earthquake, address flood risk and provide current adaptation for sea level rise. staff has prepared the geobond
describing the port program and the need for the funding. we'll make final edits to this report once the committee takes action today but before the bond legislation is introduced at the board of supervisors. so members of the public may be asking what is the seawall, and i'll say you're not alone. because it is unseen infrastructure. we all don't know about this work horse for us. it's three miles long. it stretches from fisherman's wharf in the north to mission creek in the south. the state of california built this infrastructure between 1870 to 1910, turning mud flats into a vibrant deep water port. during the construction, we reclaimed 500 acres of land in san francisco. it provides flood protection to the reclaimed land and our san francisco neighborhoods and
provides critical regional buildings and infrastructure. in fact all the buildings between san francisco bay and first street are made possible by the seawall. however that filled land was created way before modern engineering standards, and that land -- that filled land is subject to liquefaction during a major earthquake. city director kelley describes the seawall being on the city's lifelines of critical infrastructure in 2014. we were described as one of the most critical lifeline engineering study. we found in a major seismic event, the land behind the seawall will liquefy, causing many problems.
quite simply, it is an unsafe condition which we cannot stand by. in addition to this earthquake risk, the embarcadero faces current flood and future flood risks. we're already experiencing annual close you ares of the embarcadero during king tide. we know that the muni and b.a.r.t. tunnel is at risk today in a 100 year storm flooding. we know that sea levels are expected to rise as much as 24 inches by 2050 and 66 inches by 2100. and with just 18 inches of sea rise, flooding on the embarcadero will be a regular occurrence and will have flood problems in sections of the downtown. we need to bolster and protect our line of defense. why is this so critical? the lifelines council report raised alarms regarding the seawall because of the important role it plays for the city and the region. first, it's a key piece of the
city's response in case of disaster. in an earthquake, d-e-m expects the waterfront to provide emergency response to people, to get people home in the region and to get goods in. it's a major place of evacuation, delivery of disaster workers, equipment, and supplies. the seawall protects our regional transportation hub. 440,000 people arrive by boat, b.a.r.t., muni every day. over half a million people board muni trains on a daily basis. it provides infrastructure facilities, and it enables 25 million of economic activity and protects over 100 billion of property value. this is what's at stake if we do not act. if we do not act and let disaster strike, the project could cost much more and would harm life safety. what will the bond fund?
the port seeks this geobond through a variety of actions, project implementation, protection, mitigation and enhancement. through the course of the program, the port will engage a broad range of stakeholders and constituents, especially our city departments, private and public industry, port tenants and interested parties. because this is our first major sea level rise project to endeavor, we must engage not only ourselves but young people who will be coming up and dealing with this issue into their lifetimes. this bond will fund seismic improvements to the seawall. current concepts come from initial studies and similar projects elsewhere, including seattle, which replaced their seawall. potential approaches to seismic retrofit include ground improvements, seawall replacement, structural
replacement to utilities, walls, and piers, and utility replacement. similar to seismic improvements, strategies to combat sea level rise will vary depending on the different sections of the waterfront. some sections are relatively open and will allow fore more flexible strategies with benefits. the port expects that these vital improvements will provide the foundation for future adaptation measures. when selecting both seismic and flood mitigation projects that this bond will fund, we will apply a vetted set of criteria, including considerations of the benefits to life safety and emergency response as well as factors such as project length, risk avoided and community and environmental benefits so that we are spending our dollars as wisely as possible to protect the public. to replace the overall seawall
and prepare for sea level rise what we're predicting for 2100 would cost up to $5 billion. we expect it would take about 30 years to complete all these improvements. given the size and scope of this work, we're biting off -- we're breaking this project into phases that really make the most sense for the risk we're facing. phase one will address immediate life safety risks. this is what's before you today, and emergency response and recovery needs and will develop the next set of seismic and adaptation projects. phase two -- and this is into the midcentury will continue to address seismic retrofit and will address more projects to address sea level rise. phase three, which we expect 2050 to 2100. that envisions a real long-term vision for the waterfront,
creating a new line of defense for future generations. supervisors, what is before you today, addressing the life safety risks and a down payment on the future projects. we are continuing to work with our engineering consultant, c.h. 2 m hill to final lies our phase one graphic. we've begun a multilevel seismic graphic, testing out different ground strengthening techniques. in 2021, full blown construction will begin after we've completed permitting and environmental review and is expected to be completed in 2026. the port estimates that this first phase is 500 million, as i've said. of course the primary source is a proposed geobond for 425
million. we also have secured 10 million from our federal partners from army corps of engineers and we are securing 55 million from the state. currently ab 2578 is pending. assembly members chiu and ting and state senator weiner are working for us to capture these funds. what is our pact? e port commission approved this plan, we are recommending this to you. we are asking you to send this to the full board today. deputy city attorney givner has some recommendations relative to a split file, and you'll be hearing from supervisor peskin's office about future amendments at the board, but otherwise, this is our path to
a november question in front of the san francisco voters. the proposed $425 million seawall bond, again, is a first step in a generational long program to strengthen and make safe our embarcadero and to protect our city. we cannot wish these threats away, and with your leadership, with the leadership of late mayor lee, he was such a great supporter of this project, mayor farrell, president breed, supervisor peskin, with all of you with our state and local -- our state and federal delegation and our community stakeholders, we can build the future we want to see and prepare the framework for our children, and so we urge your support today and we're here to answer any questions. thank you so much. >> supervisor cohen: thank you, miss forbes. i appreciate your presentation. thank you, miss kelly, for your presentation, as well.
i actually have a few questions for the city attorney, and then, we will hear from s sonny angulo. could you explain to us the change in the state rule that is expected to affect this legislation? >> mr. givner: sure. deputy city attorney jon givner. last year, the state legislature adopted a bill that requires that any time a ballot measure is proposed to the voters that could increase taxes, it has to have certain information in the measure, including how much will be collected each year, what the potential rate of taxation is, how long collection would continue. and so going forward, all tax measures and geobonds must include that information.
the legislature is currently considering a bill that would not apply that new rule to geobonds, so it's a little unclear at this point whether the state law will restrict how we define the question for this bond. in the current ordinance before you, there is a proposed question for the geobond. >> supervisor cohen: right. >> mr. givner: because the state law might change, our recommendation today is that you can pass out the ordinance onto the full board, and the ordinance -- and the board could even vote to place the ordinance on the ballot over the next several weeks. but before you do that, we recommend you duplicate the file and amend the duplicated file so that you keep a version of the question in committee, so that in july, once we have a better sense of where state law's going, the committee might need to take up the --
the question ordinance again and tweak the language of the question and then, t board would change the question by the end of july. >> supervisor cohen: will we then know about the state rule? when will we know about the state rule? >> mr. givner: we're talking to the state lobbyists about exactly when we'll know. if -- if there is no resolution by july, no change in the state law, then, we will advise the board to -- to amend the question. the question currently in this ordinance is anticipating that the state law will be changed to give us flexibility in how we draft the question. >> supervisor cohen: okay. so procedurally, if we duplicate the file, and -- well, if we duplicate the file, how about that affect the election timeline? >> mr. givner: it won't affect the election timeline.
you can duplicate the file so then you have two ordinances. one ordinance, you can pass out of committee today, and the full board can consider it on june 12. >> supervisor cohen: okay. >> mr. givner: the second ordinance, you would amend to basically strip out everything from that ordinance other than the question itself. and so you'd have a very short ordinance that stays in committee that just has the question so that in july, say july 5 or -- july 5 committee meeting or july 12 committee meeting, the committee can take that ordinance up that's sitting here before you, and pass that ordinance, and the board could pass that ordinance later in july. >> supervisor cohen: thank you very much. next want to hear from sonn sonny angulo. >> thank you, supervisor. we have been talking with the board about some more explicit
language in the ordinance that captures some of the acknowledgement around mitigation as well as the most feasible preferred alternative for construction along the embarcadero so that our voters who have this measure before them understand what our good government policy is and what our accountability is around maximizing these bond dollars, as well as the embarcadero historic district that we will do everything in our power to ensure that the historic assets are preserved and contained. given the time constraints that are with us at committee, we will continue to work with the port to refine that language and bring it to the full board, and the supervisor is happy to offer the amendments at that time. i just wanted to give you a heads up and thank you for hearing this item today. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. i want to hear from the b.l.a.
i think they have some reports that they want to share with us. >> this $425 million bond would be one of the major funding sources towards the phase one seawall project of about 500,000 -- $500 million excuse me. we summarize the uses of funds on page four of our report. in terms of the bond itself, we understand from the office of public finance, they're looking at about three separate sales of the bonds over five years. each structure is a 20 year bond and interest estimates is about #' $00 million over the 25 years when the bonds are retired. the impact on property taxes, because these are geobonds would be an estimated average about $13 perevery $100,000 of assessed property value over the term, and this amount is within the city's policy of maintaining the impact on taxes
to the fiscal year 2005-2006 rate. approval is a policy matter for the board of supervisors. it does require a two thirds vote of the board to be put on the ballot. >> supervisor cohen: all right. thank you very much. why don't we call -- i don't see any names on the roster, so i'm going to assume there are no questions. let's go to public comment. if there's a member of the public that would like to comment on items 1, 2, or 3, you'll have two minutes to do so. >> good afternoon. i've got a special announcement i'm going to do. i told you i'm going to be here every step of the budget and i have been for the last five years, so i'm going to talk about some parallels. you all talk about risks, the obligations of what's happening in the future. right now, i'm here to say, let it be told that budget book there, i've done gone through it head and toe, as i said
before. it's mentioning nothing about the black population, which is that we're at risk now, and our next governor, who's the next mayor here, who appointed me as the czar here, i'm going to testify. now i'm going to be here every step of the way, and i'm going to say in parallel that the city and county don't give a darn about people who look like me, and you, supervisor, that's a true fact. in that being boo, there's asians, latinos, the immigrants, the teachers, the students, and this and that, but everything in there but the blacks. see i'm here to testify. i've got generations after me. see, i say it every time. i've got kids, and they've got kids. i'm a papa. but right now, i'm standing before you all. i'm ace on the case, and i'm going to have some
announcements. i'm going to have my tv show here june 5, down stairs. but this is what i'm going to request. i'm going to request there be an audit on the budget to find out why immigration's not in there. i want an audit on the understanding why we're not nowhere on the budget. now unless i can't read or i'm blind, 'cause if ray charles was still alive, he would tell stevie wonder to look at the books. ain't nothing in there. that's a violation. >> good afternoon, supervisors. let me give kudos to my district supervisor and budget chair, supervisor malia cohen. i'm a long time resident of bayview-hunters point, india basin resident. for the past 18 months, i've had the honor and privilege to be a part of the working group, which is comprised of about 34
san franciscans, and we've been assisting the port of san francisco in putting together the land use master plan. i've also had the honor to chair the transportation sub committee. i am really surprised. i think the take-away notes here are we are really at a time bomb. san francisco prone to earthquakes. we know what is happening in the region, and we have a history, and 425 million is really a down payment, as the city administrator and port director elaine forbes mentioned earlier. done, at the end of the day, theologic sticks of the other pile, i think san francisco wants to have it done. i live in district ten, the southern waterfront, the whole city is going to be melt down. when you think about 24 billion. so let's just pray and the upgrade does not even happen in
november . at that time, you will have no choice but to go in emergency and do what you have to do. so let's get this ball rolling, and i know all of you will support this bond measure and move it forward. thank you for your time. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, chair cohen, supervisors fewer, stefani, sheehy, and yee. my name is bruce aggett, and i'm a resident of mission bay. i'm a chair of the tjpa cissensi citizens advisory committee. as we've heard, san francisco is vulnerable to seismic activity and emerging flood risks that could impact the entire city. the failure of the embarcadero
seawall could have catastrophic consequences and pose serious risks while hindering the ability of first responders to aid our residents and visitors in the event of an earthquake. the embarcadero seawall is already experiencing localized flooding due to higher water levels and settlement in certain levels. the oreline from pier 22 to pier nine includes some of the lowest shorelines in san francisco and these areas flood during king tides and storm events. the seawall earthquake safety program is a vital investment in the city's waterfront and will protect the entire city and hasten recovery after a major earthquake. i'd like to applaud the port and the city agencies for actively addressing these needs for replacing the seawall instead of waiting to react to
a catastrophic event during a crisis situation. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank yo next speaker. >> good afternoon, budget and finance committee. my name is laura xander. i am the chief financial officer of the exploratorium, and we sit on that three mil range where the seawall sits. through the observatory, the exploratorium is committed and has been doing education in climate change and sea level rise. in fact, the exploratorium has participated in the resilience project around sea level rise in general and is actively involved as an educational partner to various projects around the city and hopes to be partner to the port in educating the public about sea level rise and about earthquakes. as a matter of fact, if you walk in the exploratorium, and
you -- there's an exhibit that you jump right next to, and you can see that just with a small jump, the seismic activity occurs. and so i'm here in support of the bond measure. the exploratorium staff and visitors love our home on the waterfront. we'd like to be there for decades, if not more to come, and we do welcome visitors from not just the bay area, but the entire state, the country, and beyond. the u.s. geological survey estimates that there's a 72% chance of a 6.8 magnitude earthquake or greater striking the bay area in the next 25 years, and that represents in 1996 60 seconds of shaking long the fault and would severely test the infrastructure and the exploratorium itself. so given the importance of the embarcadero seawall and its infrastructure that it supports, it's vital that the
city addresses these vital interests for safety and economic interests, among other reasons. thanks so much. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. >> good morning, chair cohen and supervisors. my name is alex major. i'm here today to speak in support of the port seawall project. the embarcadero seawall is the fountion of 500 acres of downtown neighborhoods, the under pittance of critical infrastuckture. we think it's important to note that one out of every eight jobs in the bay area is located in downtown san francisco, and a 2007 study estimated that the seawall protects over $100 billion of assets and economic activities, so for these reasons, we ask you to support the seawall project. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. >> good afternoon, chair cohen and members of the committee. my name is thea seldy, and for
identification only, i am the former chair of the citizens general obligation bond oversight committee, and i am the current chair of the san francisco transit riders, which is a grassroots nonprofit that is the voice of the san francisco muni, b.a.r.t., and caltrain riders. and i'm here today to urge you to support this $425 million bond. as you know, the embarcadero seawall supports the regional transportation network system that moves a significant number of local and regional residents and commuters. indeed, 1.1 million people enter the city every day, including 440,000 as director forbes reminded us, who arrive by boat at the ferry building or by the transbay tube on b.a.r.t. in addition, muni brings another half million boardings
that arrive downtown. the army corps of engineers estimates that a 100 year storm would flood the embarcadero subway which would shutdown both b.a.r.t. and the embarcadero muni stations. i don't have to remind you probably about what happened in 2012 with hurricane sandy on the east coast, which wreaked havoc on the new york subway system and long-term damage from flooding and salt water corrosion are still a problem there. the geobond will allow city to fund protection for the muni b.a.r.t. tunnel and work with city departments to minimize damage to light rail service from spreading in a seismic event, and i urge you to move forward with the $425 million
bond. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm president of the san francisco firefighters, and i, too, am here to speak in favor of the seawall obligation bond. currently that seawall houses and provides shelter for the onirebo in the bay area, the st. francis, and if we remember in our not so distant past, it also provided a home to the phoenix, which was the number one source of water ng the 1989 earthquake and played a critical role in saving not only the marina by a large cath of the city from the devastating fires after the 1989 earthquake. so we urge you to support this obligation bond and provide adequate funding for public safety and seismic and flooding safety in san francisco. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. good afternoon, chair cohen, supervisors. my name is corrine woods. i'm a member of the port central waterfront advisory ground, and with linda
richardson, i've served on the waterfront plan task force. we've done a deep, deep dive into the some of the issues that the port is facing on the waterfront plan update, and the seawall really, really came to the top of our list. it is so critical. transportation, property values, infrastructure. if we don't have the sewers, the city stops. i urge your support of this bond and thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisor cohen, fellow budget and finance committee members of the my name is timothy wright. the original construction on the seawall started in 1878 and employed workers for four decades, and it was an amazing feat of engineering. today you've heard all the
reasons why we should strengthen the seawall. it will also provide jobs to our working men and women, including job training and opportunities for san francisco residents, we had the skilled labor 100 years ago, and we have the skilled labor today to fix it. i'm asking you to pass this bond measure, and also as a native san franciscan, we need to protect the embarcadero seawall, so thank you for your time. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm alice rogers. i'm president of the south beach rincon neighborhood association. we have a letter on file with you to support the three items before you today. there's nothing that i can add that's more compelling that the city administrator and director forbes haven't already said. i can only add that these measures have very strong neighborhood support in our three neighborhoods. it's not only in our own self-interests since we sort of
comprise the central waterfront, but we understand the critical aspect of this to the infrastructure. we're highly transit depe depe, this is a matter of utmost importance to the entire city. we have a deep commitment to not only a triple bottom line, but also a quadruple or an eight-fold bottom line in maintaining our maritime industries, in preserving our historic ties to the waterfront, huge historic assets to the city. and doing -- turning themselves inside out to provide public access and to all regional users. so their resources are really spread thin, and we really need to be looking to these other
resources to fund these things. thank you. >>' afternoon, supervisors. my name is charlie labry. i'm with local operating engineers. we represent over 10,000 skilled craftsmen in the bay area. these are the craftsmen that survey, construct, test and inspect the critical infrastructure projects that help keep our systems resilient and operable in the event of a seismic event. i'm here to speak in support of the geobond. we operating engineers has partnered with nine bay area counties and many environmental groups, and was instrumental in the passage of measure aa to preserve the bay area wet
lands. operating engineers helped build the original seawall, and we stand ready today to bring that expertise and experience and commitment to reconstruct the seawall and provide career opportunities for san franciscans for decades to come. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. are there any other members of the public that would like to weigh in on items 1, 2, or 3. all right. seeing none, we will close public comment. thank you for weighing in your comment. supervisor yee? >> supervisor yee: thank you, supervisor cohen. i just want to thank the staff for briefing my office and i about the need to have this done. i think i've had several presentations, but it only took one to convince me that we need to move quickly on this, and the water is rising, and this averts some disaster. i'm glad that our city departments are -- are future
looking into the future and wanting to get things done at this point. so i -- first of all, i'd like to be added as a cosponsor onto item 3. >> supervisor cohen: okay. >> supervisor yee: and if you want me to make a motion, i cou could. >> supervisor cohen: we've got a couple of things procedurally that we need to take care of. that's a little out of the norm. is that it, supervisor yee? >> supervisor yee: yes. >> supervisor cohen: all right. okay. thank you. madam clerk, you have supervisor yee's request to be added to item 3? >> clerk: yes, it's in the record. >> supervisor cohen: all right. so thank you very much. first and foremost, i'd like just to make a motion to accept the ceqa amendments to items 1 and 3. colleagues if we can take that without objection or if there's a second on that motion. seconded by supervisor stefani, and we'll take that without objection. [ gavel ]. >> supervisor cohen: thank
you. next item -- next action, i'd like to duplicate item 3, duplicate that file, and i'd like to amend the duplicated file to remove some language, okay? i'm going to read the language into the record. "to remain everything bt the ballot question." and then the next thing i'd like to do is continue the duplicated item to the call of the chair. and then, my next motion is to approve items 1 through 3 as amended with a positive recommendation to the full board. all right. colleagues, so is there a second to -- second by supervisor fewer, and we can take that without objection. [ gavel ]. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. madam clerk, did you get all of that? >> clerk: yes. >> supervisor cohen: is there any further business before this body?
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grandfather a big people person people had people coming since the day we opened. >> it is of is first place on the west that that exposito 6 years ago but anyone was doing that starbuck's exists and it created a really welcoming pot. it is truly a legacy business but more importantly it really at the take care of their community my father from it was formally italy a fisherman and that town very rich in culture and music was a big part of it guitars and sank and combart in the evening that tradition they brought this to the cafe so many characters around here everything has incredible stories by famous folks last week the cafe that
paul carr tennessee take care from the jefferson starship hung out the cafe are the famous poet lawrence william getty and jack herb man go hung out. >> they work worked at a play with the god fathers and photos he had his typewriter i wish i were here back there it there's a lot of moving parts the meeting spot rich in culture and artists and musicians epic people would talk with you and you'd get sustainability mission, even though the bikes are very minimal energy use. it still matters where the
energy comes from and also part of the mission in sustainability is how we run everything, run our business. so having the lights come on with clean energy is important to us as well. we heard about cleanpowersf and learned they had commercial rates and signed up for that. it was super easy to sign up. our bookkeeper signed up online, it was like 15 minutes. nothing has changed, except now we have cleaner energy. it's an easy way to align your environmental proclivities and goals around climate change and it's so easy that it's hard to not want to do it, and it doesn't really add anything to the bill.
public records request and trying to get the information for their office. i double majored in political science and always tried to combine both of those majors. i ended up doing a combination of doing a lot of communication for government. i thought it would connect both of my studies and what was i was interested in and show case some of the work that government is doing. >> i work for the transportation agency known as muni and i'm a senior work supervisor. >> i first started as a non-profit and came to san francisco and started to work and i realized i needed to work with people. this opportunity came up by way of an executive fellowship. they had a program at mta to work in
workforce development type project and i definitely jumped on that. i didn't know this was something that i wanted to do. all i knew is that i wanted to help people and i wanted to empower others. >> the environment that i grew up that a lot of women were just stay-at-home moms. it wasn't that they didn't have work, but it was cheaper to stay home and watch the kids instead of paying pricey day care centers. >> my mom came from el salvador during the civil war. she worked very hard. when she came here and limited in english, she had to do a service job. when i was born and she had other kids, it was difficult for her to work because it was more expensive for her to be able to continue to work in a job that didn't pay well instead of
staying at home and being able to take care of us. >> there isn't much support or advocacy for black women to come in and help them do their jobs. there also aren't very many role models and it can be very intimidating and sometimes you feel uncomfortable and unsure of yourself and those are the reasons exactly why you need to do it. when i first had the opportunity, i thought that's not for me. my previous role was a project manager for a biotech start up. i thought how do i go from technology to working in government. thinking i didn't know about my skills, how am i going to fit in and doing that kind of work. thinking you have to know everything is not what people expect have you, but they expect you to ask questions when you don't know and that's important. >> my mom was diagnosed with
cancer. that was really difficult. she encouraged me to go to school because in case anything happened i would be able to protect myself. i wanted to be in oncology. i thought going to school it would set me for the trajectory and prepare me for my life. >> we need the hardships to some of the things that are going to ultimately be your strength in the future. there is no way to map that out and no way to tell those things. you have to do things on your own and you have to experience and figure out life. >> you don't have to know what you are going to do for the rest of your life when you are in college or high school because there are so many things to do. i would encourage you to try to do everything that you are
remotely interested. it's the best time to do it. being a young woman with so many opportunities, just go for it and try everything. ssion for tuesday, june 5. happy election day. could you please read the roll? [roll call] we're waiting for sfg-tv to get with us. all right. [roll call] you have a quorum. directors borden and torres will not be here. prohibition of sound-producing devices. ringing of phones and p