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tv   Government Access Programming  SFGTV  June 14, 2018 2:00pm-3:01pm PDT

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focus worldwide and will not be this this is a the moment in time when a story going and make a wish is a program that fulfills wishes for children we operate in every cities there are 62 chapters. our chapter was formed in 8984 we fulfilled 24 wishes. our chapter covers from movntd ray 17 communities and we expect to fully 3 hundred and 50 wishes
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this year. we send verizon's it out to the wish families and interviews the wish child and if you do their heartfelt wish then go to work to make it happen. dismissals is a 5-year-old boy who was diagnosing diagnosed with life without parole when he was 20 months old he's 5 hose now in remission he had his port removed hose monopoly on the chemotherapy. this particular wish the parents wanted to wait until he had energy.
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i began assigning this wish with the family in march and started to understand the two miles how are we going to achieve that i made a bold statement into turning this into goth am city. it codify catapulted. so, now it's a much for ininaccurate indicate from the divorce. people starting twoet and reposting and it went viral. it was incredible about make a wish he wanted to be thinking about being batman. there's been a lot of super issues that have happened cross the country but i think that can
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only happen in san francisco the mayors on board and the city hall it's an incredible outpouring and i love how san francisco is in the spotlight here and people around the world sending their love to san francisco. you kids we thank you for your encourage and we wish we can erase the pain we hope this is the day of magic and that you'll remember this forever. bat kid forever in san francisco >> san francisco is unique in this way and it's part of our compassion and we have a civic duty to be involved and people are stepping forward if in huge way. it's about san francisco and
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it's inspired by miles and about every child who has a severe >> so first, i want to say good afternoon and thank you for joining me as i submit our balance to your budget to the board of supervisors here in city hall. i want to start today by bei acknowledging all of the hard work that went into this. i want to thampg the members of the board of supervisors, i want to thank the departments that are here today and their staffs for all their hard work and the months of preparation that are here today. there are a few people that i
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want to call out. first, ben rosenfield. i also want to thank and acknowledge harvey rose. it has been a pleasure with the board of supervisors to working with him. and lastly, and i want to say most importantly, i want to thank my entire budget team. they're all sitting over here, and to keller kirkpatrick, our acting budget director, can we give her a round of plauz? [applause] >> and i want to acknowledge my chief of staff, jason elliott, jason, thank you for everything. [applause] >> so before i dive into the specifics of the budget, i do want to acknowledge where we have been over the past seven months. i think we all remember where we were when we heard about mayor lee's passing and the shock that it felt. no one could have possibly
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anticipated that our mayor would have been taken from us in december, taken from the city that he loved. we all have endured a lot since that fateful night. many of us have cried, many of us have mourned, but we have come together as a city. we have definitely had our disagreements and debates over the past seven months, but we have stayed together, defending the values of san francisco. and while our local economy continues to thrive, san francisco faces real challenges every single day. well, you all understand that a mother should not have to choose between paying her utility bill or paying rent, the potential of facing eviction or homelessness. we know that clean streets free of syringes and needles should be the norm, not the exception.
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that parking your car in san francisco should not induce a panic attack because you think it will be broken into. we all understand that residents in historically under served communities did he serve the resources and -- deserve the resources in a booming economy. they deserve it from san francisco. and as the trump administration attacks so many of our communities, our immigrant community, our lgbt community, our women in san francisco, and the rights of all san franciscans, we must fight back. we are stewards of the greatest city in the world, and we will rise up to the challenges of today. thank you. [applause] >> now, homelessness has plagued our city for decades, but the situation has never been so dire as it is right now. we will not solve this epidemic
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with one single answer, and this budget takes a multifacet multifaceted approach to making a real dent in the issue, to help stem the tight of homelessness and push back on the challenges that have confronted us for years on our streets. i also understand the roots of this tragedy are complex, they are not simple, and they are also not unique to san francisco, which is why over the past few months, i have partnered with ten of the mayor's of the other largest cities in california and advocated in sacramento, advocated with our governor, spent hours in sacramento together as mayors to ask for more than $1.5 billion in our state budget so that cities can address homelessness on our streets because we know the solutions that are working.
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and i want to say a special thanks to assembly man -- senator weiner, assembly men chiu, and this budget, as large as it is and as large as the investments are within homelessness does not reflect a single dollar of that ask, and we have had great results in sacramento in committees over the past few weeks, and we are hopeful that additional funding will be coming shortly from sacramento. this budget invests in measures that prevent people from falling into the clutches of homelessness to begin with, while also supporting programs that ensure once they are housed, they will have the support and services that they need to avoid slipping back into homelessness on our streets. we will be compassion driven in our approach, but we will also take strategic common sense measures, measures such as our
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encampment resolution teams, because no one gets better by living on our streets at night. the first fiscal year of my budget will include $30 million in new initiatives for homelessness. that package includes an investment to double our home ward bound budget, a measure that reunites struggling families with their loved ones, and last year alone over 900 people were served by project home ward bound, and less than 10% of people returned to the city of san francisco to access services. this is to prevent and divert people from a life on our streets here in san francisco. and when someone leaves the throes of homelessness, they will leave permanently with the resource necessary to make sure they get back on their own 2 feet. in the next fiscal year, this
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budget will create 200 new supportive housing units in san francisco. with these units, san francisco will have more than 7,900 permanent supportive housing units in the city of san francisco, the most percapita of any city in our entire country. along with our new units, i will be investing $1.5 million additional funds to support additional housing at our permanent housing sites. this includes $15 million to continue our nav fact center pipeline, helping to secure the creation of four new facilities right here in our city, including the first one dedicated specifically to women and expectant mothers. these resource heavy centers are critical to breaking the cycle of homelessness, poverty and addiction on our streets. we will fund programs that support families, we will fund program that's support the youth that are homeless on our
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streets, and i will continue to support funding for operations that clear our streets of unsafe and unhealthy tent encampments. again, no one's life is getting better by sleeping in tents on our streets. we must also address the core roots of the issue of homelessness. we must offer help to those on our streets struggling with addiction, mental illness and other behavioral health challenges. last month, i announced the creation of a new street medicine street which will deliver opioid treatments directly to people living on our streets. this dedicated unit under the direction of dr. barry zevin will offer medication to people living on our streets. it is a first in the nation program, and it will produce results here in san francisco. every day we are hearing more and more stories of people who have really inspired the rest
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of us by treating their addiction and making onto a better life. and for those -- for those that are on our streets that cannot help themselves with buprenorphrine, we have an obligation to step in and offer assistance. we are investing in conserveatorship beds to those suffering from mental illnesses and living on our streets. earlier this year, i announced the opening of san francisco conserveatorship beds. and we will continue to invest in them and other programs that represent help for those struggling with addictions living on our streets. we will continue to operate under the premise of laura's
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law, who help family members who cannot help themselves. too often we have approached homelessness as an attractable issue and the residents experiencing these issues as lost causes. i refuse to accept that narrative. we will not solve this issue overnight, but we have made a dent over the past six months, and with this budget, we will make great strides in addressing homelessness on our streets. not only in the immediate future but with an eye toward making a dent, and make a permanent lasting legacy of san francisco. we also are fortunate to live in the most beautiful city in
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the world. stunning vistas, we have the golden gate bridge, we have the castro district, we have livly commercial corridors. but too often, our picture perfect city is blighted with scenes of trash, litter, human waste, drug paraphernalia. we've seen it all. and that's why i'm adding 44 new street cleaners in this budget to be split up evenly between our city's 11 supervisor asorial districts. we've asked the department of public works to work with our supervisors to make sure they are placed exactly in the areas that they are needed in our city. we are also funding a dedicated street pickup team in the soma district. five days a week, manual labor pickup to pick up the trash to make that neighborhood better. in addition, i'll be funding new pit stops, which are safe, monitored public toilets, and a
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proven model to reduce human waste and litter on our streets. no one should be confronted with feces or the smell of urine walking the streets of san francisco. we'll be adding five new pit stops in high volume corridors and expanding at other pit stops. they are win-win solutions for our communities. they offer struggling residents dignity and safety and keep our sidewalks and streets safe and clean. these additional investments will be paired with ongoing programs, including our dedicated street medicine team, specifically, a team that was created for needle pick ups based on resident complaints, and our fix it team that does such great work in our neighborhoods, and with this budget, we will be expanding from 25 to 35 zones throughout the city of san francisco. we all know that a clean and vibrant city is an economically successful and healthy city.
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and just as our city needs to be clean to thrive, it also needs to be safe. last year, we reported 31,000 car break-ins in san francisco. that's about one break-in every three hours on our street. s that's unacceptable. to the credit to our police department, they're doubled our foot patrols, creating a dedicated unit within the central police department, and increasing the burglary and serial crime units. year to date, car break-ins are down 20% in the city of san francisco, but we will not rest on our laurels here in approximate our city. this budget will reflect additional investments in our public safety departments. in particular, our police department to make sure we do not slip back. the center piece of this public safety goal is the addition of
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over 250 sworn police personnel over the next four years. i have often said that we have some of the best police officers in the country. we just need more of them. let me be even more specific. i believe we have incredible men and women of our police department. they put the lives on the line for us every single day, and they deserve our respect, and i am proud of them. but san francisco is a growing, changing city, and we need a police force that grows and changes with it. in the next fiscal year, 130 new officers will be in the police academy, setting the foundation for 250 more officers on our streets. i want to make it clear that these new officers will not be just focused on our property crime epidemic, they'll also be working within our communities to make sure our residents feel safe in the city we all love. these new officers will have the tools and training we have
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implemented under our current d.o.j. reforms, such as time and distance strategies, deescalation tactics, and most important, the policy and practice of sanctity of life. my budget contains additional investments that bolster our department of police accountability. we need our residents to trust our public safety officials, to believe that when they need help, they're going to get the services that they need. our department of emergency management teams are now answering approximately 89% of their 911 calls within ten seconds. 90%'s the nshl standard. we are investing $9 million to bolster that department to make sure we exceed the national standard and make sure the residents know when they pick up the phone and dial 911,
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they're going to have a life person on the other end of the line. it can mean the difference between life and death, and san francisco can do better. we are also investing in significant new equipment for our firefighters to make sure that they are able to respond quickly and that they are able to do their jobs safely for our residents. we have also been a city that has opened our doors and right la lane -- welcomed the refugees of hate, bigotry an and oppression. we make sure that every person understands they are an integral part of our city. regardless of where you were raised, no matter where you come from, no matter what neighborhood you are from, you are a part of san francisco. [applause]
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>> and i am well aware of the persistent disparities that exist in our city, and without these budget dollars, without accountability to out comes will not be successful in reducing widespread disparities. i'm also well aware that too many communities and populations are systematically stuck outside the prosperity of our city, particularly communities of color. this budget continues to invest in these communities that are marginalized and most vulnerable. our community's most impacted by the delusional policies of the trump administration, and those communities that face persistent and widespread disparities. we're investing over $7 million over the next two years to provide representation for immigrants facing deportation among other legal and support programs. we will be providing our community-based organizations who are on the front line every single day with resources so they can support our own
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immigrant communities in san francisco. i'm here emphatically once again to say that we will not cower in fare to president trump and the federal administration, and we will never embrace their ideologies of bigotry and hatred ever. and if our city is to truly succeed, we need to lift up every single community and put the right support between everybody that calls our city home. that is why this budget includes over $7 million for additional criminal justice reforms, including initiatives to expand pretrial monitoring and bail alternatives, ending onerous local fees, and supporting our street violence response team. we will continue to fund workforce programs so every san franciscan from every neighborhood can be a part of
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our growing economy. i want to thank our union partners who are collaborating with us to making sure the residents can call san francisco home can also be a place where they can work. we're ensuring that the next generation of san franciscans, which is who we are fighting for, have good paying jobs and good benefits. and thanks to the passage of the soda tax, we will now dedicate $10 million annually to address health inequities, with a specific focus on communities, low-income communities and communities of concern that have disproportionately been affected by our health crisis. and we will provide support and resources for vulnerable communities when our city does not. as evidenced by the $4.2 million that we are investing for hiv and aids programs, backfilling local
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initiatives that were subject to federal funding cuts brought on by an administration that once again does not even respect our local communities and has no trace of empathy for compassion. in san francisco, we do it different. i am proud to make sustained investments in these communities, and i'm also proud to do it in a fiscally responsible manner. we need to maintain our long-term investments, and this budget includes nearly $450 mil i don't kn -- million in reserves. i don't think anyone in here has forgotten the great recession, and it's not a question of if, but when the next town turn happens. in april, i issued an executive directive to expand our economically -- our economic
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resiliency plan so that our first in the nation policy will now have detailed and specific recession scenarios, allowing us to plan and then respond accordingly when signs of the next economic downturn arise. there is a reason that mooney's have upgraded our bond rating to the highest in approximate our city's history, and to the highest level possible. it's the result of responsible fiscal planning, an approach we mirror when dealing with our long-term investments and our capital projects. and for the second consecutive year and the second year in our city's history, our capital plan will be fully funded. we are providing historic levels of investments in our parks, on our streets, and our seismic infrastructure. the capital budget will strengthen our seawall and repair, rebuild, and work on our critical infrastructure
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assets, such as the yslais creek bridge and our 911 call center. we are providing more than $100 million for street resurfacing projects, ensuring our roadways are smoother, safer, and easier to travel on because i don't believe anyone thinks the conditions of our streets today are acceptable. these are not just investments in our bridges, our streets, and our roads, and our waterfronts, these are investments in the very future of the city of san francisco. [applause] >> and because i care very deeply in the future of this city, the city where i was lucky enough to be born, lucky enough to be raised, and where i have lived my entire adult
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life, i am honored that this budget fulfills many of the legacies of our late mayor ed lee. i truly believe this budget would make him proud. i believe in the greatness of our city, in our residents, our leaders, and i want to leave this office a place where the next mayor, whoever that may be, will have every opportunity to succeed. to that end, i do commitment to the next mayor my full support both personally and with my staff to make the transition before -- between our administrations as smooth as possible because i believe that no matter who holds the office of mayor, as san franciscans, we will all have a vested interest in the next mayor's success, and i pledge my complete and full support to make that happen. the poe el dylan thomas said the following about our amazing
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city. he wouldn't think such as place as san francisco can exist. the wonderful sun light here, the hills, the great bridges, the pacific at your shoes. beautiful chinatown, every race in the world. the sardine fleets sailing out. the little cable cars whizzing down city hills, and the people are all friendly. that is a san francisco we all love and know. that is a san francisco we all aspire to be, and that is a san francisco we will be. thank you, everyone, for being here, and thank you for your time. [applause]
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>> i want to welcome you here to the civic center hotel. my name is gale dill man, the c.e.o. of community housing partnership. in 2015, this was the second navigation center to open its doors and welcome over 92 individuals living inen ca encampments in the street. this announcement will ensure that before individuals have the opportunity to enter shelter and navigation centers, they can receive vital services and treatments that they so much need and deserve. and on an on going basis. on behalf of all of community housing partnerships, and the 91 navigation center individuals here at this site, we are so excited and honored to introduce our mayor mark farrell. [applause]
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>> thank you, gale. good morning, everyone. i want to thank you all for joining us here today. as we all know, san francisco and the rest of our country, and cities around our country, are dealing with an opioid crisis hitting our streets. it's unfolding in our neighborhoods and in our sidewalks in front of our very eyes. fighting this fight means that we not only have to use existing programs but if we're really going to solve the issue and make a dent, we have to be creative. we have to come forward with new policies and new programs that will make a difference on our streets. and that is why we're here today. to announce a significant investment in a new, addiction treatment program with our street medicine team. the street medicine team has long been a part of how san francisco seeks to deal with the health of individuals on our sidewalks and in the streets of sa