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i would do 1.5 million over two years. supervisor cohen, i hope that you're writing these down. also, i think i would really invest also most heavily in these housing subsidies for families. i think what we heard the most, for families going into homelessness, these subsidies are going to keep them housed and in housing security. when we look at home delivered meals, i would say 1.2 million over one year in congregate meals. >> supervisor cohen: that's great. i was going to ask, how do we want to think about delivered meals compared to congregate
meals as opposed to in home -- home delivered meals. >> supervisor fewer: home delivered meals, 1.2. >> supervisor cohen: okay. home delivered meals, 1.2. >> supervisor fewer: and congregate meals, 300,000. i believe they serve a different population, but they're all about food security. >> supervisor cohen: now you mentioned something about flexible housing subsidies. how do you suggest we split that up? >> yeah. housing subsidies are primarily for seniors and people with disabilities, that we funded them before, and that they were need based, but actually, we have heard repeatedly how these people need funding if they're going to be able to stay in their homes. so i would say we look to seniors and people with disabilities to give them
priority for this funding. >> supervisor cohen: all right. seniors, funding. >> supervisor fewer: and there was something i mentioned about need for families. i think 1 million should go for them, as well. i know that families in the san francisco unified school district immediately find themselves without a job, with children, and this is -- they have -- they need these subsidies in order to stay in their homes, and once they lose their homes, they know they'll be homeless and never be able to return. >> supervisor cohen: i'm sorry. which subsidy are you talking about? >> supervisor fewer: this is subsidies for families under housing and homelessness? >> supervisor cohen: one more time. i didn't hear you. >> supervisor cohen: yeah. it's need-based subsidies for housing and the homeless.
>> supervisor fewer: i think this homeless workforce development is really important, and i think it's an answer to homelessness. and then i have to say i'd like to see 1.2 million into a.p.i. citywide services. i think the largest population of children that we have in san francisco that are in poverty are asian. and although -- i mean, i feel like many of these services were cut during this dcyf budget cycle, so i'm just looking to enhance that pot a little bit. and then, domestic violence folks, and i think that we made a very good case about how they are the first -- first people, quite frankly, over the police that the community calls because there's such deep trust, and i think there's need for more money for that. and of course, we did -- >> supervisor cohen: supervisor, before you go on,
there's -- there's one thing that i had some questions about -- about some subsidies. how -- how is it taken care of in the rebalancing act? this is specifically for the homeless? >> supervisor fewer: so yeah. the rebalancing act, i think, focused -- this is why i didn't put a lot of k things into my priority list because actually, the rebalancing act covered a lot of the tay act. i think when i look at housing subsidies, these are for seniors and people with disabilities. if i'm not mistaken, the rebalancing act was general housing subsidies for people in general, homeless people in general. >> supervisor cohen: all right. i see emily cohen in the chamber. i'm going to invite her to come up and speak about the rebalancing plan. yeah, you were talking emily, so i thought i'd bring you on
up. supervisor fewer is talking about need-based subsidies for families. it's not exactly in the spending plan, and the reason why it's not, is because i was under the impression that the rebalancing plan was taking care of them, so could you come and talk to us about how it is taking care of it or if it isn't taken care of. >> emily cohen from the department of homelessness and supportive housing. the need-based subsidies for families was funded last year is funded -- the funding is carrying through this year, but it is not -- they funded it in an ongoing way through the rebalancing plan? we have the housing subsidy pool which is a little bit different, so it is not fully covered by the rebalancing plan. >> supervisor cohen: so what is the outstanding balance that's -- that is not covered by the balancing plan? >> i think it's the whole amount, if i'm correct.
i can confirm -- get you that number really quickly. >> supervisor cohen: okay. please. >> yeah. >> supervisor cohen: get us a number because this is a -- that is a priority. we need to know exactly what the figure is. >> supervisor fewer: and then, chair cohen, pretrial diversion, i think every single supervisor is in agreement, that we need to fully fund that at 515,000. >> supervisor cohen: all right. let's get that figure. >> 450,000. >> supervisor cohen: okay. thank you very much. >> supervisor fewer: each year? >> yeah. >> supervisor cohen: okay. thank you. that's actually really helpful, supervisor fewer. supervisor yee? >> supervisor yee: just a quick remark that supervisor fewer had on the meals. traditionally, in the past, the allocations for that has gone about 80% to the home delivered
meals and 20% to congregate lunch meals. >> supervisor cohen: okay. >> supervisor fewer: i just want to mention in my district, the need for congregate lunch meals is expanding and growing, and they turn people away every single day. >> supervisor cohen: how do we plan to split up the housing subsidy. you mentioned it, supervisor fewer. could you tell us what you're thinking about in year one and year two. >> supervisor fewer: sure. the housing plan that i've been talking about is primarily for seniors and people with disabilities. i think we funded this -- it was actually on a pilot program, but it showed there was actually more need than what we had funded it for. i think there's actually a really big need, especially for people -- i am seeing huge displacement of seniors in my
district. they just cannot keep up with the housing market, and their ability to earn higher income is -- it's not there. these are people who retired 25, 30 years ago and all of a sudden find that the rate increases, they can't just keep up with it. i'm trying to keep them in their homes, so this isn't just housing sub -- flexible housing subsidies for everyone, this is for seniors and people with disabilities. >> supervisor cohen: yeah. and the question is how much? >> supervisor fewer: yeah. i think i put 3.2 million over two years. >> supervisor cohen: and how do you propose we split up the workforce money? currently it's allocated at $1 million. >> supervisor fewer: yeah. we had a lot of conversation here at the board about the workforce development for vulnerable populations, and in particular, i would say -- this is why i'm asking for
$2.8 million over two years. we heard also about workforce development for particularly our homeless population, and i see this as public safety, i see this getting people out of homelessness, and so they requested 1.4 million. they came to the podium and asked for that. and actually, i think that is money well spent, and so i would say for the most vulnerable residents to go to oewd and work with homeless populations. >> supervisor cohen: okay. all right. that exhausts the questions that i have. colleagues, i don't know -- oh, supervisor stefani, there was something when you were going over your list about an year ago, and you mentioned something about veterans housing. can you speak a little bit on the record about how this funding works. >> supervisor stefani: it's supportive housing for veterans through a $250,000 ask.
>> supervisor cohen: okay. and is that over two years? >> supervisor stefani: i think that's a one-time. >> supervisor cohen: one-time? okay. >> supervisor stefani: yeah. one time. >> supervisor cohen: okay. fewer fewer umm -- >> supervisor cohen: yes. >> supervisor fewer: i'm so sorry, i forget women's cancer screenings with public health, and i think that should be 600,000 over two years. these are mainly women of clolr in poverty -- >> supervisor cohen: i'm sorry. which area is this? >> supervisor fewer: it's public health. i think these are primarily women of color, and other people have mentioned it on their lists, also. >> supervisor cohen: yes, it was mentioned, but it was mentioned for something like $4 million. >> supervisor fewer: no, i mentioned it for $600,000 over
>> welcome to another episode of safety on today is episode we'll show you how 0 retroactive you're home let's go inside and take a look. >> hi and patrick chief officer and director of earthquake for the city and county of san francisco welcome to another episode of stay safe in our model home with matt we'll talk about plywood. >> great thanks. >> where are we we if you
notice bare studs those are prone to failure in an earthquake we need to stabilize those they don't lean over and plywood is effective as long as you nail along every edge of the plywood for the framing we'll nail along the sides and top and on the bottom 0 immediately you'll see a problem in a typical san francisco construction because nothing to nail the bottom of the plywood we've got to wind block between the studs and we'll secure this to the mud sill with nails or surface screws something to nail the bottom of the plywood. >> i notice we have not bolted the foundation in the previous episode thorough goes through options with different products so, now we have the blocking we'll a xoich attach the
plywood. >> the third thing we'll attach the floor framing of the house above so the top of the braced walls one to have a steel angle on top of this wall and types of to the top of the wall with nails into the top plate and the nails in this direction driving a nail it difficult unless you have a specialized tool so this makes that easy this is good, good for about 5 hundred pounds of earthquake swinging before and after that mount to the face of wall it secures the top of wall and nailed into the top plate of the with triple wall and this gives us a secure to resist the
forces. >> so you now see the space is totally available to dots blocking that he bottom and bolted the foundation in corneas what the code in the next episode you'll see you apply patrick. >> welcome to another episode of stay safe i saw us prepare our crawl space on this episode we'll saw the sheer wall you'll see the finished product
hi, i'm patrick and welcome to another episode of stay safe? the second part we're retrofitting the triple wall as you can see we've installed one of the sheer ply wall on the first episode we provided blocking to secure the ply we'd and bolted and provided the connection with the floor i'm joined by thor madison. >> thor structural engineers and thor knows more about sheer
walls than anybody i've met in my life. >> it provides the stable ability that would rock before and after during around earthquake the nails along the edge of the plywood will reduce the chance of the building falling down. >> what else should we consider in getting ready. >> one thing about plywood a natural material that absorbs moisture and the panels can swell depending on the moisture if they swell they'll bulk out it is important probation officer leave a gap between the panels so before we install the next panel we'll drive in a couple of nails used to as temporary spares. >> what are the nails.
>> 16 penny singers a good saying that and we don't need to be concerned with the exact nail size only the gap the next panel will be held with the existing panel we'll pull those down. >> we have peter from the construction why not go outside and cut our second panel so, now we've got the plywood let's go ahead and get it put up
see if we can get it in place. >> by looking at that a perfect fit why not get peter in here to nail it down. >> so peter did a great job with the nailing but important to know this work requires a permit in the department of building inspection whether you're doing the work or a left hand contractor make sure you have the proper permit and additional to the nailing anything you want to talk about thinking about the plywood. >> the more plywood to install the better and make sure that the nails along each edge of each panel so you can't forget
san francisco. i found out about the san francisco mayor's office of housing about two or three years ago, and i originally did home counseling with someone, but then, my certificate expired, and one of my friends jamie, she was actually interested in purchasing a unit. i told her about the housing program, the mayor's office, and i told her hey, you've got to do the six hour counseling and the 12 hour training. she said no, i want you to go with me. and then, the very next day that i went to the session, i notice this unit at 616 harrison became available, b.m.i. i was like wow, this could potentially work. housing purchases through the b.m.r. program with the sf mayor's office of housing, they are all lotteries, and for this one, i did win the lottery.
there were three people that applied, and they pulled my number first. i won, despite the luck i'd had with the program in the last couple years. things are finally breaking my way. when i first saw the unit, even though i knew it was less than ideal conditions, and it was very junky, i could see what this place could be. it's slowly beginning to feel like home. i can definitely -- you know, once i got it painted and slowly getting my custom furniture to fit this unit because it's a specialized unit, and all the units are microinterms of being very small. this unit in terms of adaptive, in terms of having a murphy bed, using the walls and ceiling, getting as much space as i can. it's slowly becoming home for me. it is great that san francisco has this program to address,
let's say, the housing crisis that exists here in the bay area. it will slowly become home, and i am appreciative that it is a bright spot in an otherwise >> in 201,755.7 million passengers traveled through san francisco international airport. we have on average 150,000 people traveling through the airport every day. flying can be stressful so we have introduced therapy dogs to make flying more enjoyable. the wag brigade is a partnership between the airport and the san francisco therapy animal assistant program to bring
therapy animals into the airport, into the terminals to make passenger travel more enjoyable. i amgen fer casarian and i work here at san francisco international airport. the idea for therapy dogs got started the day after 9/11. an employee brought his therapy dog to work after 9/11 and he was able to see how his dog was able to relieve passenger's jitter. when we first launched the program back in 2013, our main goal was to destress our passengers however what we quickly found is that our animals were helping us find a way to connect with our pang. passengers. we find there are a lot of people traveling through the airport who are missing their pets and who are on their road a lot and can't have pets and we have come in contact with a lot
of people recently who have lost pet. >> i love the wag brigade. >> one of my favorite parts is walking into the terminals and seeing everybody look up from their device, today everybody is interacting on their cell phone or laptop and we can walk into the terminal with a dog or a pig and people start to interact with each other again and it's on a different level. more of an emotional level. >> i just got off an 11.5 hour flight and nice to have this distraction in the middle of it. >> we look for wag brigade handlers who are comfortable in stressful situations. >> i like coming to airport it's a lot of fun and the people you
talk to are generally people who are missing their dogs. >> they are required to compete a certification process. and they are also required to complete a k9 good citizen test and we look for animals who have experienced working with other orgorganizations such as hospits and pediatric units and we want to be sure that the animals we are bringing into the airport are good with children and also good with some of our senior travelers. i think toby really likes meeting kids. that is his favorite thing. he likes to have them pet him and come up to him and he really loves the kids. >> our wag brigade animals can be spotted wearing custom vets and they have custom patches. >> there is never a day that
repeats itself and there is never and encounter that repeats itself. we get to do maximum good in a small stretch of time and i have met amazing people who have been thrilled to have the interaction. >> the dogs are here seven days a week, we have 20 dogs and they each come for a two hour shift. >> there is a lot of stress when people have traveling so to from these animals around to ease the stress and help people relax a little bit. i think it's great. >> one of our dogs has special need and that is tristine. he wears a wheel around. >> he has special shoes and a harness and we get it together
in the parking lot and then we get on the air train. he loves it. little kids love him because he is a little lower to the ground so easy to reach and he has this big furry head they get to pet and he loves that. >> he doesn't seem to mind at all. probably one of the happiest dogs in the world. >> many people are nervous when they travel but seeing the dogs is just a wonderful relief. >> what i absolutely love most about it is the look on people's faces, so whenever they are stressed and flying is stressful these days you get these wonderful smile. >> i am the mom of lilo the pig and she is san francisco's first therapy pig. >> lilo joined the wag brigade as our firs first pig.
>> wag brigade invited us to join the program here and we have done it about a year-and-a-half ago. our visits last 1.5 to 2 hours and it does take a little bit longer to get out of the terminal because we still get a lot of attention and a lot of people that want to interact with lilo. >> i feel honored to be part of the wag brigade. it's very special to meet so many people and make so many feel happy and people that work here. it's been a great experience for me and a great experience for to totoby. >> it's been an extremely successful program, so the next
time you are here, stop by and say hi. >> this neighborhood was lived for approximately 22 years. >> yeah, like 21 years. >> 21 years in this neighborhood. >> in the same house. >> we moved into this neighborhood six months after we got married, actually. just about our whole entire married life has been here in excel. >> the owner came to the house and we wanted to sell the house and we were like, what? we were scared at first. what are we going to do? where are we going to move into? the kids' school? our jobs? >> my