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>> and the question i would -- or maybe direct staff, at what point do we have flexibility to add in more up-to-date topics? not only commissioner courtney may have an issue, but given this administration, we may want to highlight another component which is a lower level. i want to see what type of flexibility we have, because this is sort of the building block, but there may be an opportunity to take a deeper dive in certain areas. so maybe what we can do is come back as part of this and get some commitment in areas where we want to take a deeper dive and we have that flexibility. >> certainly. i think that's still possible and wouldn't hold up moving forward today. i think we can come back and be
specific where the touch points should go deeper and for review and lay it out in a timeline going forward, four years on this agreement. >> commissioner vietor: i concur with what's been said and i appreciate your efforts, because i think it's a very exciting project with a lot of potential. let me add on to whatever it looks like, but i know we've had some conversations around the watershed center and at some point, i would like to have a better understanding of the opportunity that this might present to really develop and update that curriculum, that water center, in alignment with the basic building blocks. and understanding that they might, again, have different add-on criteria or requests because of the unique nature of that facility. as we're talking curriculum and
salmon integration, and may be able to pull that out and look at what is going on with sunol as well. >> absolutely. one of our main goals with the big ideas was it have a framework that applied beyond city and county and applied regionally and we would love to partner on the waterside with the watershed. >> i want to make sure. as you know, part of the program is that we're trying to have field trips to different locations. and so one is the cottage hill learning. and so that's one of the things that we're supporting, because it represents what we're doing. it could be -- sunol is pretty far, but as you are working on the curriculum at sunol as well, definitely would like to get
some thoughts of how we can incorporate that. trying to travel to the school district, buses -- >> getting kids out to college hill, some of our sites, to see our watershed as part of the curriculum and learning experience, is part of the experience. it feels like there could be an opportunity. but it's the opportunity to talk about the other projects and move it more regionally. it's incumbent on staff and that planning that there's a lot of interest to build out the programming. >> the next opportunity we can update or present, we can be clear and lay out how we see those opportunities, whether it
be field trips, tours, with all of our assets, regionally, not just here in the city. we're certainly thinking about it. >> i will appeal to my colleagues. it's not the kind of thing where we had a development project on the waterfront and it was signed, sealed and delivered and then people said, we have to build housing there. this is something that i take seriously when you talk about the citizens, children and the public school system. 56,000, that ain't a small number. and i think what i have heard and i will stand corrected, nobody here -- and we're policy makers -- thought they were part of that process. what causes me a little bit of frustration is that we did take it upon ourselves to get involved in this conversation specifically with respect to big ideas. this is over a year ago. this was over a year ago that we
had that first conovversation a we got really nothing but fram staff except for the same thing we started to talk about it. and yet i'm supposed to believe that i'm a policymaker or at least i should know what the policy is. i cannot emphasize enough how much i truly believe that animal agriculture is probably the biggest threat to the environment and our water system as we know it. when you are talking about 56,000 little minds and impressions, i'm really disappointed -- that's not a little thing. it's a really, really big thing, but we'll talk offline about how to collect some of that data. but it's $370,000. it's four years. at some point, we're supposed to feel like we're a part of that conversation. that's my appeal to my colleagues. >> commissioner vietor: i can't
imagine that it wouldn't automatically be part of the curriculum. if you want to put it in specifically, fine, but i would imagine, having a background in science myself, my undergraduate is biology, that that would be part of the overall eight years of education. >> if i may, commissioner courtney, you are speaking to an issue that's near and dear to my heart. prior to joining the p.u.c., my work was food and ag. i understand your plea. >> commissioner courtney: then just do it. >> we will work on it. and commissioner, there are ways that are touch points. we mentioned our college hill learning garden. there is curriculum there where based around animal husbandry,
that gets at the principles of how the environment is affected by the food choices we make. how we raise our animals, etc. that curriculum is based kindergarten through 5th grade. so it's pretty simplistic terms. up to 12th grade. that's where it comes into the s.t.e.m. and science background that blair was describing when we talk about pollution in our waterways. it's there. and it may not be packaged the way we would like to see it, so we'll continue to work on that, but it's very much a part already. >> commissioner courtney: it's important enough to belabor the point. corporate interests are infiltrating our school system and minds of our future leaders. that's a fact. now that i know that you know, a lot of this stuff is wickedly politically charged. so the organizations that we usually think are guarding against wrongdoers, evildoers,
they're not in the game, whether it's sierra club or whatever it is. government still has a role to play with the children. this is government. that's why i'm raising it. again, i'm deferring to commissioner vietor, but the point that we have real dialogue about how we're going to influence young minds with legitimate impressions -- and not just hope that the teachers put it in front of them, but know it's part of our big ideas. that's when i will feel like we've accomplished something that's legitimate in terms of a policy objective. >> understood. >> commissioner moran: and you actually touched on something that i was going to bring up, but i will reinforce it. k-12 is a huge range of information, interest, and ability to delve into significant issues in a meaningful way. and i guess my hope would be
that the curriculum that applies to the upper grades have the kind of substance attached to them that can get into those, those kind of issues that commissioner courtney is talking about. >> president kwon: i will add a closing comment here. as a parent of two sfusd kids, it's awesome. harlan and i were talking over lunch about how in chicago kids didn't know where milk came from. for a kid that lives in the city that doesn't know that, there's a big opportunity to know that. >> commissioner moran: it comes from almonds. >> president kwon: it's all about more important. concepts like land use, water, it's esoteric, but in san francisco, there's terrific hands-on application. so i think this work is
important. to vice president courtney's comment, things like where the water comes in the tap and where it goes when you flush the toilet, that's 101. now 201, there's a website called planet vision, put together by folks at my day job that talk about the solutions. the whole idea is starting with basic building blocks of information. i'm not a scientist, obviously, but once you build on that, you can say, eat less meat. don't waste food. in the public schools at this age early, early on, instills in them, not just a value system, but a working understanding of where they're at. the idea of field trips is terrific. if they can go see these things, it's hand-on. it's bold to do. it's a rare opportunity to do this. i'm glad that the team has been prepared to get in there while
the curriculum is being rewritten. the next generation of science standards are something that we want to differentstill down to youth. and i read the news booklet. thank you. that's our discussion here. >> i want to make sure we're clear. so when is the next touch point where we talk to the school and get a better idea of what their planning for the curriculum? i want to make sure that i give the commission an opportunity to really think about what else we need to -- it would be nice to incorporate it and then we need to work with them to find out age-appropriateness, maybe some basic concepts early on and then more detail later on. so when do you think that next
touch point will be? >> certainly. if this item were to pass, i will defer a little bit to blair on specifics, but it would be in this upcoming year, where the ramp-up period would begin. do you have anything to add? >> yes. we've been speaking with sfusd for many, many months in the development of this proposal and potential partnership. and they've been thoughtful as to how to role this out, as you mentioned, commissioner moran, it's a wide range of ages. so how do you integrate this into the young ages and the older ages? and to understand how complex it is to roll it out to 56,000 students and so they have a thoughtful process in which they will draft the curriculum. it will be reviewed by sfpuc staff. it will be piloted at a few schools. and then they will gather
feedback and then it will be rolled out to the rest of the cohort the p.u.c. will be able to give a good idea of direction and working with our sfpuc experts when they're integrating these concepts. >> if i were to maybe ask the commission, you know, through the president, that we have an animal waste -- animal agriculture, we have that. commissioner caen would like to -- maybe we can identify her as the person, if you want to kind of see -- or do you want them to come up and -- i don't know how many curriculums that they will send to us. i'm trying to get a process where we involve the commission more on what we're presenting to folks. >> i appreciate that clarity.
i think what will be easiest is if this item were to pass, we can come back to you with a timeline over the next year of implementation and ramp-up where we pinpoint the moments that blair was mentioning that the school district is giving their starting point to us. we're making sure we're integrating key components and go from there. we can lay out a timeline over the next year once we have the authority to move forward with this. we would need to work hand in hand with the school district to make sure that timeline will work for them. >> what if we try maybe for the -- when do you think we can provide that? maybe we can put it on the commission agenda in the next couple of agendas or meetings? >> provided this passes and when have the authority to move forward on this, yes, i think a couple of weeks to a month would be reasonable for us to come back. >> so if this passed, then in a month, you would come up with a timeline and have communicated
with the school district and maybe bring someone from the school district to hear from the commission? >> if that's what -- if that would be happyful, we can do that. or we can have meetings offline. we can work with what works best for the commission, but we would want the authority to move forward. >> commissioner moller caen: i know it's summer. i'm working on a big project with oakland unified. and it's pretty dark over there right now because the teachers and administrators are out. so want to put that out there. i don't know if it makes more sense to wait a couple of months or if you feel like you would have enough to present. >> i believe we can present that in short order. we've got in the body of the grant what will happen over each of the next four years and that's in the body of the grant,
but we can come back with a condensed version in the next commission or two. >> so this coming fall, will certain schools in sf unified be using this curriculum? >> if this were to pass, we would work with them right away it develop that curriculum and they would begin piloting probably in the spring. >> so i will make one last comment on this. i would urge my fellow commissioners of being in a role of informed rather than consulted. i want to let the educators put together the curriculum and we have to put a wick on it so they can move on this. with our backgrounds we can inform the process, but i don't want to cause too much of a vetting process where curriculum
is delayed. nature bridge field trips have changed. early on, they talked about watershed, bio diversity, etc., but they've changed to food waste under the auspices of water conservation. they try to get the kids to get the food waste down to under 1 pound, then under 1/2 pound. and they talk exactly about how they use it. they did stick something in there about meat. i am from chicago. i like my steak. i'm sorry, but we learned, too, that when you consume things like red meat, it has an impact on the environment. they use more water, more resources, than normal. those are complex topics to get through to a third grader, second grader. but not to take too much mac and cheese and throw it in the garbage, that's a simple way to do it. that's a parental note. but i would urge the commission that we try to pave the way and
remove barriers and understand that you take our comments into the account. so we appreciate your understanding in taking our comments here. with that, before we take our vote -- we need a motion. >> i'd like to move the item. >> second. >> president kwon: any public comment before we take a vote? all in favor? opposed? it's approved. >> commissioner moran: i was looking at our website. i could not find a link to the framework document. so if -- >> sfwater.org/bigideas. >> commissioner moran: okay. >> president kwon: next item. >> clerk: item 13. approve amendment number 3 to agreement cs-242a with baseline environmental consulting agreement cs-242b and esa orion
joint venture and agreement cs-242c with urs corporation americas to continue to provide agreements and cs-242a-c to increase each by $4 million to not to exceed $9.6 million per and cs-242c only to execute a name from from urs corporation americas to urs corporation. >> irena tory. i think the item is pretty clear. so unless you want a presentation, i'm here to just answer any -- >> i will move the item. >> second. >> president kwon: public comment? all in favor. opposed? approved. thank you.
next item. >> clerk: item 14 approve and authorize the general manager to execute an assignment and assumption agreement for cs-242d from rmc water and environment to woodard & curran and approve $4 million to not to exceed $9.6 million. >> i move this one as well. >> second. >> president kwon: any public comment? all in favor? opposed? approved. next item, please. item 15. approve amend manned no 5 to cs-716 authorize g.m. to excuse increasing by $2,415,000 for an agreement of $30,915,000 and extending the term by 13 months for agreement duration of 16 years, 10 months.
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♪ >> first of all, welcome everybody. we will make this routine. i'm very glad that everyone here has partnered to end s.f. gun violence. all over the world, it is a phenomenon that is going on. we are playing our part that we end this gun violence. we live in a country that has villains everywhere. but one thought -- gone off the streets, potentially packed could save one person's life. you could save the planet. what i mean by that, you do not
know who will be the person that you might save. i will give you a prime example. we have a mayor in san francisco who is born and raised. she is a native from san francisco, born and raised in the o.c. projects. if anyone knows san francisco, it is one of the hardest projects in san francisco. to come out at the o.c. projects and fillmore as a negative, you tell me that? [laughter] come on. so look at her. she is the mayor now. give it up for the mayor of san francisco. [applause] you never know who is going to be affected, and who is going to be saved by doing the work that we do together as partnerships. we will have four speakers. i will have the current mayor right here and then the elected mayor come speak. and then i will have, where is captain redmond? i went to school with him. we go back like a hot bowl of
menudo. and then i will have my sister right here, patty, who lost her son to gun violence. i just want to welcome you all here. i want to welcome everyone here. and all of our partners pick without further ado, i will bring up mark farrell, our current mayor. [applause] >> mayor farrell: thank you. first of all, i want to thank you at the united players for holding this event, as well as the gun buyback program. i want to thank mayor elect reed who has been a champion for a long long time. this is not something new to her. kudos to her. [applause] i want to thank our police department for being here. to the captions that are here. give them a round of applause, please. [applause] and i also want to give a shout out to our late mayor ed lee, he was a huge supporter of this program as well. for all of his support over the years. we are here to talk about gun violence in san francisco.
this is an issue that affects our entire country. it affects us in our streets. ever.every year, in our countr whoa. >> it was ed lee exco. [laughter] >> every year in our country we have 12,000 people killed by gun violence. 106,000 people -- 106 people every day. for everyone killed by guns, and other two are injured. 24,000 are injured on the streets of our country. and that has to stop. we are going to continue to push in san francisco. and mayor elect breed will push in san francisco for policies and commonsense policies to get guns off our streets. we are here today that san francisco is going to continue to lead the effort to get them off of our streets. [applause] >> i'm so excited to be here
today. san francisco is doing something different, once again. we are leading the charge. when our country and our congress and our presidents continue to do everything that flies in the face of san francisco values, san francisco is stepping up. we're doing things different. doing things a san francisco way. we are here to protect the youth of san francisco and here to protect the generation of san francisco leaders. i'm proud to be here today and proud to join everyone behind me. thank you for being here. [applause] >> i want to acknowledge a lot of our partners who made this happen. mothers in charge right there, mattie skye. [applause] her son is actually on the wall right here. she has been tremendously fighting throughout many, many years to end this gun violence. you have sfpd, the mayor's department. a whole array of community-based organizations that are here. project level, the brothers
against guns, rate? we have the suicide prevention organization. we have the brady campaign. who else have we got up in here? the foundation. john did what we you all heard that. that is the honey on my tongue. sometimes i can't spit it right. you heard that. does a lot of other organizations. i want to thank our business partners who actually funded this event. that you all see them out there. [applause] all my homeboys who wanted -- to run the dispensaries. [applause] elevated, green boy, grassroots. am i missing anymore? we need to get some more because they have a lot of weed stories in san francisco too. i'm sure there's plenty more.
i want to acknowledge salesforce, boston property, kilroy, clients, all partners. there are so many different dimensions that are coming together as one to end gun violence. i want to thank all the leadership from everybody who has been a part of making this happen. without further ado. i will bring up the amazing and intelligent and beautiful london breed. our mayor chair applause -- [applause] speed you -- >> it is so exciting to be here for something that i know, for certain is going to save lives. last year, when we did this in december, 280 guns were collected through that last buyback. that is 280 lives saved. i have to tell you, rudy said that i come out of the concrete. o.c. projects, out-of-control projects. let me tell you a story about ocp.
i was about 12 years old, one night, and i know sean richards will remember this. we were all hanging out and purging in a place called the tunnel. some of you will remember the tunnel if you grew up in the western addition. most people did not come to the projects that i grew up in. but the people who lived there and were welcomed there would hang out in the tunnel. at night, we were playing music and having a good time. we were just hanging out and enjoy ourselves. and sadly someone came through the tunnel and started shooting. that person was after somebody. there were a lot of people out there. that is where we hang out at. when all the dust settled, there was one person who was dead. do you all remember when stacy died? stacy, if you know -- if you knew stacy, all the mothers loved stacy. all the kids loved stacy.
everybody loved stacy. and he wasn't, again, even the person that this shooter was targeting. he is not here with us today. that could have been me. that could have been anybody else in the tunnel that night that could have died because of a gun. because of senseless violence. this is why, what we do here today, is so important. our goal is to save lives. our goal is to help people who are out there with guns understand the tragedy that they are inflicting on the lives of the people that have to suffer the consequences because of their mistakes. we want a safe city. we don't want to see our young people continued to die to gun violence. we do not want our kids to feel like every time they hear a loud noise, they have to get on the ground. where they are learning and they
are learning environment and in our schools. we not only have work to do in the city and county of san francisco, we have work to do around getting guidance out of our communities all over the country. and as your future mayor, this will continue to be at the forefront of my advocacy efforts, as long as i am a part of the city can't get as long as i am living and breathing, i will always be an advocate for getting rid of guns on our streets on a regular basis. [applause] so here is an opportunity. we need to change our lives. for those folks who feel they have to have a gun, no questions asked. no questions asked. no judgement. turned them in. we are asking you to help be a part of the solution and make our city safe. thank you so much and i hope to see you here on saturday. thank you. >> right on. [applause]
spoken like a right -- a real mayor. i just want to -- i apologize, i didn't acknowledge who does the outreach for the gun buyback. you have to catch this. they did it by you, and ten gentlemen who did a life sentence in prison. come on up here. you all have to be up here. you are part of it. all these brothers right here did a life sentence in prison and are now back advocating to stop gun violence. [applause] we have over 300 years of prison time up here. instead of taking lives, they are saving lives. [applause] i have to make sure i acknowledge glenn holden, our reentry leader there he did 45 years in prison, straight and is out now leading the charge to end gun violence. forty-five years. longer than probably -- you
probably didn't have cameras back then. [laughter] this brother right here, in these brothers right here are miracles that are walking legends. let's not neglect and forget these gentlemen right here. theories are the gentlemen that are pushing the line to get the guns off the streets. with that said, from convicts to the police -- police, my brother there, thank you. i want to bring up one of his fellow brothers who i went to school with at mission high school. brother tony chapman. [applause] >> first of all, it is hard to follow our current mayor and our mayor elect. both are detailed. they are faced -- they have detailed what we are facing and how we are facing it as a team. i want to, before i say anything, i want to give a shout out to the mayor, and everything
that he has done and the mayor elect for everything she has done and will do. think both of them. thank you. [applause] secondly i did go to school with rudy and he has been passionate about everything. and stories about me taking his lunch money are all false. [laughter] let me start off with the good news. let me start off with the good news. the good news is the homicide rate in san francisco is down 43%. [applause] another piece of good news, the shootings are down double digits, but in the teens. we want to get that a lot better. now the bad news, last night and early this morning we had two shootings and two different neighborhoods in the bayview hunter's points that illustrates the point we need more guns off the street. the thing that this country has to wrap his mind around and the city and county of san francisco, we get it here. the rest of the country, we need to drag them along. a study came out and it was a
national study. there are more guns in this country than there are people in this country. anyone who thinks we don't have to do this gun buyback, they are mistaken. if you have a gun that is sitting at home and you are not using any think is there for protection, and it has been sitting there for a long time packed think about the potential of your house been broken into and that gun being used and consider bringing it down and turning it into the gun buyback program. what we aim to do, and pardon the bad pun,'s ge is get as manf these weapons off the street as possible. again seized as a life saved. the reason our numbers have been dropping every year, is we have been doing these gun buybacks every year. were getting more and more of these weapons off the street. i implore anybody out there with a gun to come and turn it in. there are no questions asked. we will not call you later and talk to about the weapon. turn it in and we will take it from you. my last shout out has to go to the united players. they are right. this partnership is necessary. it takes a hood to save the
hood. thank you. [applause] >> me and him went to school and he had a jerry curl back then. [laughter] yeah. [laughter] before we bring on our last speaker, there's a lot of people who also have been in the background. they are sometimes, sometimes they don't get acknowledged, but they do all the major work that makes it happen. i have to give a shout out to my brother damien posey with paradise. where are you at? you see that hampso hamsun brotr right there? [laughter] and sean richardson. my brother right there. big rich. project level. these are people that you can't forget about behind-the-scenes. we have a lot of women who did this. this world is ran by women. how about that. are supervisor president? and a sister. come on, now. so i want to acknowledge carolyn
and misha who are often behind the background who don't like to get acknowledged. you know, add to my beautiful daughter right there. she has all of her teeth. [laughter] i want to bring on a mother who i met to his amazing and incredible. she is doing big things. i will bring her on up. her name is patty. her son passed away, we will dedicate this gun buyback on saturday, june 30th, from 8-12 to her son, robbie. come on up, patty. [applause] >> good afternoon. i want to thank you rudy for inviting me to come here and think united players for the great work they do in the city and beyond. my name is patty. on the founder of the robbie pub d. foundation. i have a very unique perspecti perspective. for almost a decade, i was working at the chronicle just down the street as a metro editor. at a columnist and an editorial
writer. for years, i ran headlines about gun violence. when my son was shot and killed in 2014, i understood what it meant to have that headline me about your family. all we know is that headline. we don't know the aftermath. there aren't stories about what happens to the family and the life sentence that is imposed on the family. within seconds of pulling that trigger. i gained a lot of appreciation. i didn't understand it when i was writing the stories what it meant to those families to have that last story about their loved one. and my son was just on the verge of getting hired full time. he was learning how to weld. he had set his suit out for his interview on his bed. that was a suit that we buried him in. so, you know, for two years, i had a really bad ptsd. i couldn't even return to the place where i called home for 30 years because of that ptsd.
one day, i looked at my daughter and said she had lost her brother and she will not lose her mom. i created the foundation. we do gun buyback just like rudy. that is why we are so proud to partner on this one. we get that metal and we redistributed to artists throughout the country. they create art out of them. alameda county has adopted that there. there are two exhibits made out of guns that were confiscated in homicides and gun violence throughout the country. i hope to bring that way the rudy to san francisco. the other thing we do, as we provide paid vocational scholarships for exoffenders and at-risk young adults because there's no better challenge to crime then a good paying job. i wish, i wish someone gave the four men who killed my son that opportunity. we can take the guns away, but that does not address the desperation and hopelessness that causes them to pull the trigger. i applaud rudy.
i applaud everyone here. all the partners that support him. it takes all of us. i can't do this alone and he can't do it alone. it takes all of us. thank you so much for supporting all of this. [applause] >> before we close out, i want to thank our mayor, mark farrell, for coming. our mayor, london breach. the real deal seal. [laughter] >> don't forget about your brother. come on, now. my brother tony chapman. i know right now they have a bad rap. but you can see there's a lot of
good cops, you know what i mean? we have to build relationships with the police to. we want to make sure they holds the bad police accountable. what is fair is fair. if we all commit a crime, we should all go to jail. so, thank you to everyone coming out. it takes all of us to make this happen. all of us. i want to say this last. you wonder why i am carrying this shovel? there's an organization that's called lead to life that me and patty match. they are in oakland. they flew us out there. the guns we took off the street, 280 guns that was given to us by sfpd, 5, 50 of them were melted down and we made shovels. [applause] this is made out of a gun. we planted 50 trees in atlanta where martin luther king's granddaughter was there to help plant 50 trees, right? the soil be used came from young men who were lynched back from mississippi mississippi alabama. they were lynched and the dirt was thrown in the chattahoochee river which they preserved, and they gave it to me. we use that soil and to be shovels, and the trees that martin luther king, he likes
them cherry trees, cherry blossom trees. we planted 50 of those trees in commemoration of the 50 year anniversary of his assassination. way that these shovels. the mothers through and th in ts that we had got from the buyback. so they are melted and people say, you give them to the police. no, look. this is living proof. , this out. feel that, brother. [laughter] as we decompose a violence, made the earth, again be free. i want to thank everybody for coming out. this saturday, june 30th, 8-12, we are doing the gun buyback. one hundred dollars for a handgun, $200 for assault rifles. [applause] let's get these guns off the streets, you guys. one life can save the whole planet. thank you.
where is your players club aptly the heart and soul. make sure we get those starts for the ladies. that is right. last year we got a rocket launcher. a cannonball. we destroyed them all. and we think the police thank te department. we can't do it. we might go and sell them if we got them. [laughter] i am lying. [laughter] that was 87 rudy. [laughter] but we are here. it is about saving lives now. and preserving the future for our youth. and so let's do this together, everybody. we have all of our community-based organizations. we have our developers. we have our tech people and we have all our foundations kick all of us together, when the bullet fires out of that chamber, they don't care if you
are black, white, straight or striped. i am a gun violence survivor. believe that. it takes a hood to save the hood. god bless you guys and thank you for coming. i had to give a shout out to my man who got baptized last week. welcome to the kingdom, baby. [applause] today. >> (clapping.). >> i've been working in restaurants forever as a blood alcohol small business you have a lot of requests for donations if someone calls you and say we want to documents for our school or nonprofit i've been in a position with my previous
employment i had to say no all the time. >> my name is art the owner and chief at straw combinations of street food and festival food and carnival food i realize that people try to find this you don't want to wait 365 day if you make that brick-and-mortar it is really about making you feel special and feel like a kid again everything we've done to celebrate that. >> so nonprofit monday is a
program that straw runs to make sure that no matter is going on with our business giving back is treated just the is that you as paying any other bill in addition to the money we impose their cause to the greater bayview it is a great way for straw to sort of build communicated and to introduce people who might not normally get to be exposed to one nonprofit or another and i know that they do a different nonprofit every most of the year. >> people are mroent surprised the restaurant it giving back i see some people from the nonprofit why been part of nonprofit monday sort of give back to the program as well
answer. >> inform people that be regular aprons at straw they get imposed to 10 or 12 nonprofits. >> i love nonprofits great for a local restaurant to give back to community that's so wonderful i wish more restrictive places did that that is really cool. >> it is a 6 of nonprofit that is supporting adults with autism and down syndrome we i do not involved one the wonderful members reached out to straw and saw a headline about, about their nonprofit mondays and she applied for a grant back in january of 2016 and we were notified late in the spring we would be the recipient of straw if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer thems in the month of genuine we were able to organize with straw for the monday and at the end of the month we were the recipient of
10 percent of precedes on mondays the contribution from nonprofit monday from stray went into our post group if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer theming fund with our arts coaching for chinese and classes and we have a really great vibrate arts program. >> we we say thank you to the customers like always but say 0 one more thing just so you know you've made a donation to x nonprofit which does why i think that is a very special thing. >> it is good to know the owner takes responsibility to know your money is going to good cause also. >> it is really nice to have a
restaurant that is very community focused they do it all month long for nonprofits not just one day all four mondays. >> we have a wall of thank you letters in the office it seems like you know we were able to gas up the 10 passenger minivan we were innovate expected to do. >> when those people working at the nonprofits their predictive and thank what straw is giving that in and of itself it making an impact with the nonprofit through the consumers that are coming here is just as important it is important for the grill cheese kitchen the more restrictive i learn about what is going on in the community more restrictive people are doing this stuff with 4 thousand restaurant in san francisco
we're doing an average of $6,000 a year in donations and multiply that by one thousand that's a lot to >> supervisor cohen: good morning, ladies and gentlemen. i want to welcome you back to the budget and finance committee. it's monday morning, june 25. we're ready to go. we've got sfgovtv assisting us with today's broadcast. thank you, and i want to thank and recognize linda wong, who is our