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who has agreed to rent a space. we met with community living campaigns that have run community connector programs in the district and as well as in district 11. we would like to see the same thing in our area. we are asking for $44,000, a total of $44,000 for two years. 22,000 a year, approximately, to hire a community connector to bring in always active and to rent the space. thank you very much. >> supervisor cohen: thank you very much. fantastic. come on down. next speaker. >> i am here to request a budget head back for the purposes of after granting the overhead utility wires and the equipment on them. this has been a long pending job for the city, and what we need to have is a master plan to do that, and the funding to do that. it would be about 500,000 on a
two year period with the expectation of a third year. or two things to say about the underground drain. it follows our city streets and as a potential danger to earthquake and a terrible inequity because the neighbourhood's most struck by this situation are the less damaged -- less advantaged neighbourhoods. i refer you to the website of the coalition to underground utilities. >> supervisor cohen: can you say that website one more time? >> sfc you you.org. >> next speaker, please. >> good morning. i am also working on the underground and of utilities project. our goal is to rid the city of overhead utility wires and unsightly telephone poles.
we are asking for an ad on $500,000 a year for three years for a master plan to specify the most efficient and cost-effective way to achieve this goal. i want address the three main concerns for safety. they say that downed telephone poles may have caused some of the devastating california fires. second, the aesthetics. the beauty and appeal of san francisco are a source of pride, it also a source of revenue to many local businesses, and tourist revenue is vital to the city and we should make every effort to increase it. and third, inequity. most of the wealthier and commercial areas of the city -- >> supervisor cohen: thank you. thank you. got it. next speaker, please. come on down.
>> good morning. i am also here to speak about the underground and of utilities. you've heard the reasons why. i would like to just point out two things. first, the board of supervisors itself commissioned a task force in 2,004. nine from the mayor's office, i'm sorry. nine from other entities, and it made a recommendation, which was to develop a long-term master plan and properly funded program to underground all utility wires
within 50 years. .-guessed that report was published by the board of supervisors in january 2,007, and until now, almost nothing has been done. what we need is a master plan, and we need 500,000 -- >> supervisor cohen: thank you. we got it. we need a master plan, definitely. we got it. next speaker. >> good morning. i coordinate the older adult choir program for the community music centre. we provide a wide range of personal, social and quality-of-life benefits for older adults through a tuition free choir program established at 12 senior centres throughout san francisco. it addresses isolation and we do that through a structured program of rehearsals, community performances and social engagement. all specifically designed for ethnically diverse older adults. we need 234,000 a year to run this 12 centre program. thank you.
we ask for your support. >> supervisor cohen: that's 234,000 annually, or over two years? >> annually. that sustains the 12 choirs. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> hi. i have been here before and let's say, i am back. i only have 1-2 years because i have a blood cancer. i was homeless for a year. luckily the q. foundation helped me get into the lottery certificate holder. i was denied my housing. my families lived on a farm and they went to a concentration camp and lost everything. my grandparents lived in a stable. and then we lost our apartment. we got red cross. we are certificate holders. they evicted us. so that market rent people can get into our apartment. they did not have anywhere for
me to go. twenty what foundations found me and found several places. a number 1 was right next door at thomas kane. i got my teeth and i was the first person and they denied me -- >> supervisor cohen: do you have a budget ask? >> i'm asking you to fund two foundations with long-term subsidies. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. got it. my pleasure. thank you. next speaker. >> hi. good morning. i think it still morning. my name is kristi and i am with senior disability action. san francisco is in a full blown housing crisis was skyrocketing the rent and evictions making it impossible for people to find, or hang onto affordable housing. rather than continuing to put
our money into our failing police system, can we refund affordable -- fund affordable housing, childcare, senior, and stability programs, a living wage jobs and community services? it is one of the most coveted cities in the world and yet the rich are stealing our homes from the poor. we ask that you help the budget to include six new buildings, new homes for the poor, and programs to help the city to remember we are not a forgotten people. >> supervisor cohen: you are advocating on behalf of senior disability action? got it. next speaker. >> hello. >> supervisor cohen: hello, sir. >> i am speaking also, also working with the senior and disability action.
>> supervisor cohen: can someone fix his mic? hold it for him. perfect. >> okay. is that better? >> yes. >> i wanted to say we are desperately in need of more housing four, not only the disabled and to the elderly, but just the poor in general, and the homeless people that we want to get off the street. i am blessed enough that i was put into a good housing situation. i'm over on door street. that is very inclusive of the whole community. they try to get everybody involved in the building so we have a microcosm of the community in general. we need more of that kind of housing and we need to tie it in with some of the housing for the silicon valley techies. so if they get to build a bunch of condominiums, that we also get housing for the disabled and the poor. thank you very much. >> thank you next speaker.
>> good morning supervisors. i am a senior from district five. i wanted to speak on behalf of expanding the rent stabilization program. especially seniors and people with disabilities, our one health emergency or job emergency away from homelessness. we live on a very fixed income. we have no options. if san francisco wants to prevent people living on the streets, or in their cars, it is imperative that we keep people in their homes. we need expanded rent stabilization programs. without it, one missed rent program, payment, will mean eviction. in a city of uncontrolled speculation, feeling rising, and impossible rents, ordinary people have no options. plea support and expansion of
the rent stabilization programs. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning supervisors. i am with senior disability action and i am looking at the budget, and $200,000 for a senior aging in place, you've got to be kidding? 200,000 is a drop in a bucket when you figure one fourth of the city's seniors and people with disabilities. one fourth is our poor, and i was thinking, when we are talking about employment, i applied for a reserve which is to help seniors get jobs. that funding ran dry. we need more funding to place people, seniors, in employment. not to compete with youth. we can do both. we need more money than $200,000 for programming, come on. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker.
>> good morning, supervisors. i am a resident. >> supervisor cohen: we need you to speak into the mic so we can hear you. >> i want to vote in favour, in support of the children and elderly being able to have 97 million allotted to us, because primarily, myself, i need only 65,000 to get my bonds in order to go to work. i voted for a lot of you today, and i need to go to work. not to sit around and go
unnoticed. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> hello supervisors. i'm also with senior and disability action. and has already been spoken, we would like to, in particular, have an increase in rental subsidies for seniors and people with disabilities. up to an increase of an amount of four-point 5 million in the budget. we have seniors who come to our office and our meetings and they say they're rent was increased, maybe 20 or $30, or $50, but when they are on social security, that is impossible. and the other is the expansion of employment opportunities. at the reserve, the 200,000-dollar increase for the reserve program. absolutely necessary for our seniors and people with disabilities. that again, in most cases are on
social security. please, we are asking for those two in particular. thank you very much. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> i am her interpreter. >> supervisor cohen: okay [indiscernible] >> i am with senior and disability action [indiscernible] >> and i am a constituent of norman yee's district [indiscernible]
>> i will speak about rental subsidies for people with disabilities and as we've seen the last two weeks of this election, we do not have a monolithic city. [indiscernible] >> one of the biggest concerns of everybody is rents are skyrocketing. [indiscernible] >> and more than ever ,-guessed, people, homeless people are people with disabilities and have one form of disability. [indiscernible]
>> so please fund rental subsidies for people with disabilities and seniors. thank you very much. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning supervisors. i am the executive director of california lawrence for the arts. i am here to request you to support add back funding for our spotlight on the arts program which is the only workforce development program in san francisco providing training and immersion in all the arts disciplines for low income youth ages 14-17 throughout san francisco's disadvantaged neighbourhoods. established originally in connection with the school district, we have been doing this for 25 years, and we will request that you support
$160,000 in adds back funding which will enable us to serve 30 youth at minimum wage. last year, we were funded a hundred and 13,000 but that did not allow us to pay minimum wage. we ask you to expand the program to serve 50 youth for 260,000, but we would very much ank you very much.pport. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> hello. i am also from california lawyers for the arts. we know the board is deeply concerned about addressing gaps in services for youth that will result in these funding decisions in the 2018... they funded only two agencies and art related workforce development and they focus exclusively on media arts. we serve youth city wide.
interested in the literary arts and performing arts and they will no longer be served. in the summer of 2017, -- i will introduce to a parent you will speak on our behalf. >> supervisor cohen: the parent can have her own time. >> i'm sorry. >> supervisor cohen: what was the name of the program? >> we have served more than 50 youth in district ten in the last ten years. >> supervisor cohen: tear what -- thank you. the parent is welcome to speak. >> hi. my daughter participated in the spotlight program last pro -- last year and the continuation program. she is turning 16 this week and she is a rising junior and we live in the outer richmond. i am a single parent. i adopted her at four and a half months from vietnam. the impact of this program on her has been immeasurable. she has changed, she has
matured, she is a competent speaker. she manages deadlines and supervises relationships all on her own and this is all a direct result of this program. she has become focused and inquisitive. she took ap human geography this spring and is taking ethnic studies in the fall. all is the result of issues that she discovered through this program. as a single parent, i'm dependent on other adults to help her come into her own and help her become the adult we want her to be. and the director of the program has helped her immensely -- >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning. i want to speak to the reserve program that is in place now. it has been in place for a year. i want to talk about how that gives people like myself who are
older, and somewhat disabled the ability to continue to be creative, to continue to find work, to continue to give the benefit of my experience to other organizations. it makes me feel more productive. it makes me feel better about contributing to the things where i have experienced and to be able to speak for others. it gives us a purpose and a meaning that you might not otherwise find if you are sitting around watching television. again, it is the reserve parameter. i want to encourage you to fund that, as you have and continue to listen to people like me, and know we are employable. we do have skills and we haven't lost our minds. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: in the reserve program, what organization is that with? >> that is maciel see. community living. is there a specific budget after that, by the way ,-guessed? is there a dollar figure to your
ask? >> we will speak about that. >> thank you. okay. next speaker. next speaker. the microphone is right there. got it. >> good morning supervisors. i have the honour of working with queer and trans and gender nonconforming use in the bay area. i think that i just want to speak to the city's dedication to youth homelessness and how that has to connect to supporting queer and trans young people at a younger age. so i am here to support and ask for you all to add funding for the middle school cute groups with lyric. there is way too much evidence
that says we cannot be supporting queer and young trans people at the middle school age. evidence shows from their work already that young people have improved in their ability to feel proud of who they are ,-guessed which can prevent high levels are of suicide, of violence, and -- >> supervisor cohen: thank you. thank you. next speaker. >> good morning, supervisors. i've spoken to you last friday and wanted to speak up as a nonprofit here to make sure that we complete our budget ask you to keep up with the caseload increase to avoid keeping people in jail. at this point, the budget has given us an increase of $1.2 million to keep up with the caseload. as you know, we need another
$515,000, otherwise we will see at least never 300 days in jail for people that we cannot reach. the other i would like to make sure that we look at is to make sure the budget analyst doesn't in fact reduce the advanced -- amount. i have seen some documents in place. we need to make sure the allocation stays at pleaseillion, . >> supervisor cohen: thank you. >> thank you. >> supervisor cohen: next speaker. >> good morning supervisors. i'm the executive director of the bayview opera house. i want to express my gratitude to you for your support you have given us or the whole length of your term. and the additional budget you have allocated to us in this current budget proposal. also an extensive extension of our building, we are able to properly present artists in our arts program so that they are
respected as the artists said they are and building pride in them. we have started a tech internship program and teaching people to operate shows in our building and they are doing this and we are offering them employment. despite the radical changes, the community wants to provide access to community members with limited means and who are at risk of becoming invisible. our old building still has many maintenance needs and the money allocated in the current budget -- >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning supervisors. i live in the bayview. i wanted to support the proposed budget items for the bayview opera house brick i have been with the bayview opera hudson's eyes fixed -- 15 years old which allowed me to learn a tremendous amount about art administrative
work and bookkeeping. for the normal -- for the past for years i was able to build up a plethora of skills that i will be using for the rest of my life. i started as an intern in the summer of 2015 and i was hired as an assistant bookkeeper. these past three years i learned a lot about nonprofit bookkeeping and grants management. now that i am going off to college i expect to finance my education by working as a bookkeeper. that would not be possible if it was not for the bayview opera house. i think the additional funding will help inspire more people in our community by having more classes, events, internships which allow people to develop a deeper appreciation of the arts and culture. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank yo you. next speaker .-guessed please. >> good morning. i am here to speak in support of the budget items for the bayview opera house. as a grad student, i was
inspired by the bayview opera houseits position in the community. i reached out to the opera house and it opened its toys to me and supported me in the production of my thesis project. i have been researching programs in the area and the opera house has provided me for -- with mentorship, guidance and collaboration. their assistance in leadership as helped me expand those programs. this institution is dedicated to come shaping a cultural trajectory, and i am excited and proud that today's my fourth day at the director of programs at the bayview opera house. i say again, i support the budget items related to the opera house. they will have a profound effect on our program that will be felt throughout the community. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker .-guessed, please. >> hello. good morning. thank you very much for the time to speak in front of you all.
i am here to support the bayview opera house. and to talk about the difference that it has made within the community. there was a huge difference when the doors were closed and there is a huge difference now that the doors are open. so funding the programs and presenting a secure and safe space for our children to learn, to discover their greatness is essential. and rebuilding community pride. i want to thank you all for your continued support, and just make sure that we are looking at the signage in order to activate that remembering and the honour and the product of ruth williams within the community and to make sure that we are exposing all of our communities for the arts .-guessed within this area. thank you again i'm done. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good morning supervisors. i'm in the san francisco domestic violence consortium.
i'm here is one small but honoured representative of the community that works 24 hours a day to end domestic violence, sexual assault, stocking and trafficking in san francisco. there is a $1.2 million budget ask. it sounds like a lot ,-guessed but it is only 41,000 average per program. we are coming to the board of supervisors, to the board of supervisors to remind folks that even though it's not covered in the media, san francisco's most vulnerable are being battered, raped, shot, stock, harassed, and trafficked every day. they need our help and we need your help. thank you so much. [please standby for captioner switch]
>> supervisor cohen: just as a reminder, there are no signs in the chamber. please come down. next speaker. >> good morning. >> supervisor cohen: good morning. >> my name is chiang ten. [speaking native language] [through the interpreter] >> as a parent, it really helps us as parents, so i really appreciate their support. thank you. [end of translation] >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. [speaking native language]
[through the interpreter] >> good morning, everyone. my name is xiang ju. my family just come to u.s. not too very long time ago, but i'm real really unfamiliar with a lot of the things in san francisco, how to enroll our child in public school. we are really lucky to know p.p.s. they give us some lectures and
also give us some introductions and explanations and help us to know how to get the child enrolled into school. we really, really hope that p.p.f. can continue to exist to help more parents. thank you. [end of translation] >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good morning. i'm a mother in san francisco. if i don't know who to help, then we'll be past the resource
i want to give our children, so i suffer the public school in san francisco. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you very much. next speaker, please. >> hello. good morning, everyone. ame i olivia. i reside in the sunset district. i' here to support ppsf. [speaking native language] [voice of interpreter] >> i really appreciate ppsf. because of ppsf, i can help get my daughter enrolled successfully.
because of this long perfect organization, they give us perfect organization that help a lot of asians, and i really hope that p.p.f. can continue to help a lot of parents in the future. [end of translation] >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning. i'm cece. [speaking native language] [voice of interpreter] >> p.p.f. is very helpful to
all parents. we really don't know how to help our children to get enrolled. it's really -- i really appreciate that p.p.f. can help us. they also provide one to one service. we really need p.p.f. and because of that, they can continue to help out parents to help more parents to help the children to get enrolled, something like that. thank you. [end of translation] >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker, come on down. >> good morning. >> supervisor cohen: good morning. >> my name is rafaela katai.
i've been with the organization for 11 years. the arts have impacted my life as a young person, which is why i continue to work for the organization. i am -- i believe in it strongly. not all high school students -- public school students have access to the arts, and we want to change that. we feel like it's pivotal. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. >> hello. my name is shana bowie. i am the program director for youth art exchange. youth art exchange has been providing access to the arts for san francisco public high school students for the past 15 years. with -- it has personally impacted students. i've seen them grow as both
leaders and innovators in the city. they've iacted their communities in many ways, and also it has helped us develop a network of teaching artists and keep them in the city, working and thriving. we are asking that you increase our budget and support from the city. we work closely with supervisor safai and supervisor yee, and we would like to see that support from the rest of the city, as well. >> supervisor cohen: how much do you currently get? >> currently, we are allotted around 100 -- less than $100,000 by dcyf. we also do grants, as well, to supplement, and we have been looking both in the public and private sector to makeup budget
deficits. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. >> thank you. >> good morning. my name is lehe montano. usually when i'm here, i speak from my heart, but right now, i'm really, really upset and sad and angry that we get this cut. this is outreach city, and we did not continue to treat our people this way, and so i'm going to need the help of this. i'm here because they all ask is important, but i'm here representing seniors and people with disabilities, so i wanted to emphasize the right rental subsidies for seniors and
people with disabilities. she wants to talk. tell them what they have to do. tell them that they have to be fair, that they have to listen to us. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. can you, camilla. next speaker, please. >> hi. my name is lauren. i'm from advancing justice asian law caucus, a member of a.p.i. council. 42% of a.p.i.'s in san francisco are living in poverty, and we're the oldest organization dedicated to a.p.i. especially those that are low-income and non-english speaking. this year, we're asking for our expiring programming for tenant outreach, council and eviction defense work. specifically we're requesting assistance for my position. we run a culturally competent
housing program in chinatown, and we are one of the very few legal organizations in the city who represent and defend the eviction of low-income chinese speakers in court. we hope that you will continue to support the asian law caucus and the a.p.i. tenant's request. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. what is your request? >> our request is 97,500 so we can continue. >> supervisor cohen: okay. thank you. next speaker. >> good morning, supervisors. my name is kathrin chiu. i'm a staff attorney at the asian law caucus. i'm here to echo lauren's request that you assist our staff in the amount of 97,500 so the folks that are on the ground day-to-day working with the folks in chinatown. as lauren said, 42% of the a.p.i. population lives under the positive line. those are the tenants that we
really try to help support through our bilingual eviction defense, tenant counseling, tenant clinics, and adviceory council. we ask that you extend our expiring program. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning, board of supervisors. thank you for your time. i'm ken lombard, deputy sheriff's association president. i'm here to support our members and the sheriff's department request for station transfers. please consider funding this. there's several problems with the way it's currently done by the police department, and we have the solution, which is a station transfers unit. it would free up police officers to work the streets, sheriff's deputies would pick up arrestees from police book stations and transfer them to sheriff district attorneys indication
indications. with this pilot program, sheriff district attorneys deputies would be guarding arrestees at the hospital. department's access the same rao channel, w use enhanced security restrained equipment, so there is a possibility of having one deputy perarrestee of. this would save the city on costs. more police officers would be available for neighborhood foot patrol, on a -- >> supervisor cohen: thank you. what exactly is the budget ask? how many. >> it's 1.8 million for the station transfers unit, and that's a pilot program. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. thank you. next speaker, please. >> good morning. i am a member of the sheriff's association. i'm here to discuss the sheriff's budget request for more vehicles. currently our vehicles are lacking modern equipment for
safe transportation such as seat belts and air bags. we are trying to avoid tragic situations like the one in baltimore with mr. freddy frafra gray, and we want to continue our positive responses where the deputies arrived and show up. we have outdated emissions controls, causing pollution and -- causing air pollution. we asked for 18. we wanted to ask for 30. we only got nine from the mayor's office, but we'd like to ask for more vehicles, please. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. >> thank you. >> supervisor cohen: next speaker. >> good morning. my name is shannon mcdonald, i'm the director at conserv
conserveatory program. in 30 years, we have served more than half a million students as an institution of san francisco health curriculum. supported by supervisor sheehy, n we received funding from the city in fiscal 17 and 18 we has enabled us to serve thousands more youth each year. we serve more than 15,000 sfusd students and 84 shows at 53 schools. we need your support in order to keep bringing youth awareness messages of acceptance, nonvials, hiv/aids education and -- nonviolence, hiv/aids education and the importance of performances to san francisco's next generations. thank you. >> good morning. my name is kayla. i'm a local actor and educator, and i work with the new
conserveatory theater. when i was in 2010, i saw the teen play they produced. it was the very first play i had seen outside of the school program. a filipino beingtor was falling in and out of love on the stage, years later, i auditioned for the theater. eight years ago and now, the stories that the new conserveatory plays still resonate within the world and the city, especially in the world that we live in today, and it's crucial to the hearts and minds of the communities. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning. my name is nicole mendez, and i
work as the program director for the youth aware educational theater. as you may have heard, we have reached the hearts and minds of san francisco students for the past 35 years. by crafting original plays that reinforce the sfusd's k through 4508 youth and wellness curriculum, ween rich staffing and educators in making school campuses better and peaceful places. we empower students to reach out and care for others and their community as a whole. thank yor your service, and we hope that you will continue to support youth aware educational threater in order to ensure every san francisco child grows up with a vision of a healthier, kinder world. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning, supervisors. thank you for the opportunity
to speak. my name is jennie low he had. i'm with the chinese culture center of san francisco in chinatown, also known as c.c.c. the c.c.c. is an active member of the a.p.i. council. as you know, 42% of a.p.i.'s live in poverty. chinatown is especially disadvantaged with most of our families living in single-family residence occupancies, s-r-o's. the art and culture connection for our community, our surveys show most of our families earn 40,000 or less annually. they have never been to the ballet or symphony, but do come to the c.c.c. to visit the innovative exhibitions and to enjoy world class performances at the chinatown festival and
dance on waverly. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. thank you very much. next speaker. >> good morning. my name is talley wong on behalf of the asian pacific islander council of san francisco, we are asking that the board of supervisors put back the 18 expiring programs into the budget. these 18 expires programs come just under $1.5 million. these funded programs include needs around behavioral health, domestic violence, workforce development, youth services, tenant rights, neighborhood and cultural services, and immigrant services, so these programs collectively serve over 200,000 low-income residents. and our 18 members are here today and will be giving you more details about the expiring program. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: what was the figure? >> rounding up, it's 1.6 million, but it's just under that. >> supervisor cohen: okay. thank you. next speaker, please.
>> good morning. my name is rahim naraj, and i run the banksupport.org. [inaudible] >> -- despite a 25% reduction in costs, increasing the program's scope without extra funding, millions of inkind donations and support from the p.t.a., housing authority and several community organizations, the program was cut from the baseline budget by h.s.a. to fund a program the mayor's office decided to fund. while we sincerely believe this to be unintentional, this has
put us in a very difficult position ase w would have already moved substantial resources to enter the program -- >> supervisor cohen: thank you. what is your budget ask? >> $250,000? >> supervisor cohen: over two years? >> peryear. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning, supervisors. my name is louie gonzales. i volunteer for the coalition on homelessness, and i just want to travel you how embarrassing it is to travel to third world countries and find out there is more homeless people on the streets of san francisco. i implore you if you could use those funds for the homelessness, the youths, the future of this country. just because they're homeless does not make them disposable people, and i think it would make me proud for you people to use the funds to help them out and i would -- want to die
knowing that i lived at a time when i had very important and wise supervisors that made a change. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> hi. my name is von chase cly. i'm speaking on behalf of the chinatown nmca. we're asking you for continued support of our s.r.o. program. in the last two years we've served after 128 families with a comprehensive support program that provides them with economic self-sufficiency, without one of their own, the ymca is their living room. our program includes services such as case management, community service hours, weekly dinners, workshops on topics including immigrant rights and tenant rights. we're asking for funds to ask approximately 250 individuals to have access to this
comprehensive program. we teach kids how to switch, do art, parents to support each other and themselves, and we want to ask -- >> supervisor cohen: what's the name of your organation again? >> chinatown ymca. >> and what's your budget ask? >> 100,000. >> supervisor cohen: okay. thank you. next speaker. >> good morning, supervisors. my name is richard frisbee. i want to express my support for the emergency and safety preparedness sections in the budget. if one doesn't have public safety, one doesn't have a brie brandt, open society. the freedom to walk our streets safety without a high level of anxiety of being accosted verbally or physically, the peace of minds that parents have to let their children go out in the streets or use the
playgrounds, the certainty of a response when the emergency does occur, these are the things that speak to the quality of life and the haulmarks of a functioning and vibrant city that all residents can enjoy, so we need a fully staffed fully funded police department with the appropriate resources. thank you very much. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> hello, commissioners. david wu, of south of market community action network. i'm here urging you today to please restore funding to the united families program as part of the larger budget justice coalition ask. it is unacceptable that our most vulnerable residents are constantly under funded. our united families program connects working class
immigrant parents and grandparents to the resources they need in a culturally competent manner. please do not strip away these important services for san franciscans that need it the most. again, i urge you to support the funding ask of the budget justice coalition and a.p.i. council for a just budget. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: do you have a figure? >> for the youth program, it is 100,000 annually, and for the united families, program, 50,000 annually. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. >> thank you. >> supervisor cohen: next speaker. >> hi. good afternoon, supervisors. want to thank the budget committee for all their work on the budget so far, and also want to thank the board of supervisors for their unanimous support for supervisor ronen's legislation. we're really excite today work with the different city departments in the city to do
the work of preserving or neighborhoods and also stablizing our communities that make san francisco really unique. just saw the spending plan and we're glad to see that included in it is funding for the department do have staffing to work with the cultural district, but we'd like to ask that the board of supervisors continue their -- the funding to be able to maintain the operations of the cultural districts, 'cause we are the ones on the ground kind of doing the hard work. for soma filipinas, we're asking that the funding be continued this year and the next fiscal year, and that would really -- >> supervisor cohen: thank you. thank you. >> we have a powerpoint. good afternoon, supervisors. my name is rich will lasimosa. filipinas are the faster
growing population in california yes our numbers are dwindling in san francisco. since the 1900's, we've been fighting displacement. at the epicenter of development and displacement is san francisco, and in the soma district, particularly in the hot bed of the tech industry. your support will help us continue our work, help protect historical assets, cultural assets, affordable housing, seniors, families and children. your support for -- to budget for a community planner will put teeth behind the cultural district legislation that recently passed. we're asking for 150 k permohcd's over sight, and 100,000 for soma filipinas. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> hi. i'm with soma filipina.
displacement over the last century, three waves of it has caused our population to drop 50%, down to 2500 individuals. we also experience some of the highest eviction rates, the highest rents and one of the highest average home prices in the south of market. coupled with that are economic challenges, including development, housing affordability, lack of real estate ownership and few filipinobusinesses. soma filipino is to help them access that, access affordable business and housing opportunities. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. thank you very much. next speaker. >> hi. my name is drew, and i am a senior at lincoln high school. i am a nontraditional student that deserves fully funded
services in the city, especially my future school, ccsf. i plan ongoing to school forever to learn as much as possible and learn as many skills as possible. i deserve it, my friends deserve it, and all workers, including undocumented workers, too. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is darcy diloval. i am with soma filipinas. i am asking you to support the preservations of -- [inaudible] >> -- that recognize the contributions of the people who live, work and create in this neighborhood. they established this fund to support cultural district. the city will be supporting the
district diversity that san francisco is known for in the areas of affordable housing, community, facilities, residential services and open spaces and cultural preservations, health and living wages jobs. [inaudible] >> -- please put some fund for the infrastructure in a neighborhood like soma filipinas. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> thank you, supervisors. first, i want to thank you for including in your list a backfill of the ryan white care act cut in san francisco. that is $333,000. clearly, before we can expand capacity to address the city's goals around getting to zero, we need to make sure that our safety net is covered. i also want to acknowledge the 500,000 that was put into
expand eviction defense services in the city. the hspa ask is for 2 million. we believe that right now is a great time to achieve a right to counsel in san francisco, and housing is the biggest issue for people with hiv, so i want to speak in support of the $3 million in new funding for housing subsidies for seniors and adults with disabilities. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: thank you. next speaker. >> hi. good morning. my name is april. >> supervisor cohen: pull the mic a littl closer, as well. >> hi. my name is april, and i am a parent leader, parent voices in san francisco. and we just want to thank you, the voters, for passing proposition c. even though it's passed, proposition c, it's not going to take effect until 2019. in the meantime, we have people, infants and