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system. it will provide job training programs that serve the community, the broader community and provide space for d.p.h. community and non-profits for public training such as medical, c.p.r. training and whatnot. approximately 67% of the space will be for nine training rooms. the remainder of the space is for office use related to the i.t. staff and swing space for other d.p.h. staff that will be coming out of other rented or leased spaces at various times during this short-term lease. and ultimately although the staff will be going to laguna honda in approximately 2022. and if necessary d.p.h. can provide more detail but generally d.p.h. will be providing training to over 1,000 staff clinicians and clerks and others per year in these nine various training rooms. there's also seven other training rooms, five located at
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sukkoberg general and two at laguna honda. prior to commencing negotiations with healthright 360, both the department and real estate attempted to search for training space within city-owned buildings within commercial space and just buildings to get on a short-term basis. we could find none for various reasons. the city-owned space is limited both in the time that they could use it in because other departments need those spaces and have already booked it. and including the timing during the day and on weekends they needed those times to be able to be using those spaces. and then the cost. the cost was much higher if we were going to go outside and try to actually rent training spaces, conference rooms and
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whatnot. about twice of the expense of this particular short-term lease, sub-lease will be. and in addition there were no just vacant spaces available with that much square footage. in addition the square footage that was available and was just either fair market value or over fair market value. the negotiated rent here is under fair market value at approximately $2.61 per square foot per month or annually $31. which is about half of the fair market rate. it is approximately 52,135 per month and the lowest space that we could find was at $38 a square foot. if you have any programming questions, again, mr. wagner is here from the department to answer. >> supervisor peskin: you are aware of the p.d.r. issue?
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>> yes. most of the space going to be used, and they need it at various times throughout the lease and we have to do a little bit of p.a. and t.i., 10ant improvements and then the training. and d.p.h. also has other programs that can come in afterward and use it for that and we would like both the department and the real estate would like to have more of availability for non-profits to come in and to do their training and to use it for those purposes. >> supervisor peskin: thanks. >> supervisor kim: i do have a number of questions on this item but i'll go first to the b.l.a. report. >> supervisors, with the budget legislative analyst office. it approves a sub-lease between the department of health and the leaser for 20,000 square feet of space at 735 mission street. the lease will be for 3.5 year term from july 1, 2018 to
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january 16, 2022 with no options to extend. on page 25 of our report, you will see in table 3 the total cost for the proposed sub-lease are $3.8 million. the primary need for space at 1735 mission is for the six-month period in calendar year 2019 when d.p.h. will conduct training for all staff on the new electronic health records system. the need for this space after the end of the electronic health records system training in 2019 through the end of the sub-lease in january 2022, is less well defined. and there's a slight amendment to our recommendations under what are the amended recommendation is. it's to approve -- approval of the proposed resolution as a policy matter for the board of supervisors. if the board of supervisors approves the proposed sub-lease the board should amend the
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proposed resolution to request that once the training space is no longer needed for electronic health record training that the director of real estate further evaluate options to use this space at 173 1735 mission streeo meet the city's need for temporary space and to make more efficient use of the 1735 mission street space for the remainder of the sub-lease term. >> supervisor kim: thank you so much. before we move to public comment i just had a couple questions and i don't know if this is for the department of public health or for the real estate division. but given the budget legislative analyst report, what is the plan for use of the space after the six months of training? >> good morning, supervisors, greg wagner, with the department of public health. so a fair question, as the budget analyst notes in their report there will be an
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extremely intensive use of the system -- or of the space as we lead up to the implementation of our e.h.r. system. during that period we're going to have to train many thousands of individual employees on the use of that system and so that will be an extremely intensive period. beyond that period of time as you heard earlier, or even after the system is implemented we'll have about 1,400 people a year that will have to have training on the system ongoing. and that will be new employees, it will be residents at zuckerberg who are new to the system and so there will be that ongoing need. in addition, we have a number of training programs throughout the department. we have our e.m.s. system trainings, we have food safety trainings, behavioral staff interim trainings, i.t. programs to bring in terms from the city into our i.t. system. and so all of those trainings
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that we're kind of doing on-the-fly across the department we can bring those into this space, use that to expand and enhance our training programs and also to make it available to other city departments as needed. the other benefit of this is that we currently have significant space shortage department-wide this will allow us by bringing all of those training programs into this location to decompress and avoid having to purchase other temporary space at market rates. so it will be a very intense period where we'll be using this for the e.h.r. training but ongoing we'll have a good use of this space and it's a good opportunity for us to continue to improve our training programs. >> supervisor kim: what will you be doing on the site, because the sub-lease begins on july 1st which actually has already begun. so what is the plan for the site today? >> today? as soon as we have access to the
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site we'll do tenant improvements and then immediately after that we'll be ramping up the training of our e.h.r. project. the e.h.r. initial phase "go live" is august 3, 2019, so about a year from now. so our training program is going to be extending through the coming fiscal year as approach go live. and it serves as a site for some of our i.t. staffing that's at various spaces across the department. so we will be -- as soon as we have access to the site ramping up and using it very intensively as part of the lead to our e.h.r. program. and the training that will occur at that site, this is one of our -- well, from the program perspective and from a financial perspective it's one of our -- probably the most important things that we'll do over the next several years because everybody who is involved in the department in clinical care is touching that electronic health
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record system. we need that for good clinical documentation and we need it for getting data captured in that system for quality measures and metrics and improvement. we also need it for billing. the system is responsible for billing accounts for about $600 million per year of annual revenues for d.p.h. so it's an absolute essential priority for us to make sure that our training program is very active so that we're making good use of the investment that we're making in the new e.h.r. system. >> supervisor kim: will the training program be daily? or sporadic? beyond the intensive six-month stage for training. >> so i can have one our program folks come up with more detail if you'd like it. but it will vary over time. so we'll have a very intensive phase of training at the beginning, but then we have two additional waves of "go live" after that. so we'll start with zuckerberg
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and our primary care clinics and then we have two other smaller phases that will require additional training. after that the training will probably be less intensive and it will be more sporadic. but it will still be regular as we'll need -- as new staff come on and they need to be trained. >> supervisor kim: the space may not be utilized because the training is more sporadic during the 3 1/2 years. is that the lease with the actual property owner? >> exactly. we're essentially finishing off their lease and they have vacated the space to move into their new building. and the other piece of this is that as you heard earlier from real estate but we looked at what it would take. our only other option is to do very short-term space rentals, so these daily rentals where they're geared towards corporate training events and you rent those for a one-day period and
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they're incredibly responsive and about $1,800 per room per day so the cost of doing that would be that we would have -- we would pay about a million dollars more than this lease and we would only have those spaces for six months. so we're saving money and we're acquiring this asset that we can use for other programs and to decompress our real estate crunch. >> supervisor kim: i realize this is a planning question but are services allowed in t.d.r.? >> i can defer to real estate but my understanding -- well, i'll defer to real estate. >> supervisor kim: i'm sorry, because i don't want to make you walk back and forth. didn't healthright 360 have office space as a sub-tenant or as a primary tenant on the site? i have been to this site several times and so a lot of the services are provided out of the site plus there's some office space for the staff to provide services. okay. >> your latter question first. yes, healthright 360 did have
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office space there. they came in at various times over the years and for some of their space they actually got -- it came in before the law planning code changed and then they came in after the planning code changed. and i'm assuming they didn't understand that they probably should have gotten a conditional use permit to have the office space in what we will now be sub-leasing. so when the city looked into it and noted that it was p.d.r., it served our perspectives because you can have public training in p.d.r. we then had to kind of rearrange our thinking a little bit because some of this space will be used for the i.t. staff. there's no place to put them and they can put them there. but it's also going to be used when the intense portion is not used so much to maybe use it as swing space for a couple of the other leases that are going to be coming to term before they can go to laguna honda which is in 2022. so two things occurred.
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one, we thought, okay, this gives an opportunity for d.p.h. to consolidate some of their training into one location until it can move to a permanent location if that be laguna honda or somewhere else. and, two, it allows a little bit of swing space for the -- for the spaces that will come to term during that interim. so it serves both. we -- >> supervisor kim: sorry to interrupt. if we were able to expand the uses under p.d.r. and that's something that we're doing in the central soma plan which is we're allowing both community facilities and government services to provide a p.d.r. are there some needs within d.p.h. where they could more fully utilize the space if we were able to provide that flexibility? >> we would certainly be open to having that conversation. the other opportunity i think that was mentioned in the budget analyst report is that there are other city departments that can make use of that space. we are happy to talk about how
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that could work. so we are -- we're happy to have that discussion about what the best use of this space is going forward for the city. >> supervisor kim: okay. i would like to follow-up on this issue. i just want -- you know, i'm not inclined to support this, to be honest, a 3 1/2 year lease with the needs of the department of public health. but if there were additional office needs or service needs that could be provided on-site and there's some work that we can do with our planning department to provide that flexibility to d.p.h. so they can legally provide the services on-site. that is my preferred route. if we're going to invest this this 3 1/2 year lease i want to make sure that it actually serves the real estate needs of our city. >> that's a fair observation. there will be about one-third of this building that is i.t. operating space. and -- >> supervisor kim: that's allowable. um-hmm. >> and contributes towards our
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space deficit. >> supervisor kim: my one last question is why is this coming to our committee retroactively? >> i think that -- do you want to answer that -- >> supervisor kim: i know that, you know, may and june is a very tough time for the schedule for the board of supervisors. but this happens every year and so i just feel that there has to be a little bit of anticipation in terms of making sure that we can schedule these items in a timely manner. >> i think that scheduling was one issue and getting on the calendar was another issue. and then the -- i'll say the -- the discussions and questions that you've been presented here were also questions and discussions that the b.l.a. had and that took some time. and i think that, of course, we would love to work with the department and other departments if there's -- once we know what their complete use is over the long-term of the short-term sublease.
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and to have it fully used. our goal is not to have anything not used and we certainly need space for city departments and training. so i don't see that it would be not used. >> supervisor kim: okay. thank you very much. those are my questions and comments at this time. we'll open up for public comment on this item. seeing no members of the public we will now close -- oh, i'm so sorry. yes, please come up. >> my name is john hagan, the director of financial projects at healthright 360. i wanted to address a few items that you brought up. p.d.r., up to 20,000 feet is allowed for training, this is 19,975 square feet. i think they have expressed they'll be able to use the space for training over the 3 1/2 years. so i'm advocating support of this measure. >> supervisor kim: thank you. >> sorry, one more follow-up. it's cost reimbursed non-profit
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so this space is being opened and we're taking a loss on it. so i just wanted to mention that. thank you. >> supervisor kim: thank you. any other members of the public that would like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is now closed. and i do recognize the need for healthright 360 to rent out a space because you have a new building and there are many costs associated with new capital projects. and so i understand that we're also supporting a need of one of our really important community-based organizations in finishing this lease. i, you know, was going to initially vote against this item. what i'm happy to do is to vote this out without recommendation to the full board and over the next couple days to spend some time talking about the department of public health and real estate. and the planning department, i just felt very hesitant about a space, even with the i.t. which would be sporadically used, but if we can increase the allowable
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uses on the site over the 3 1/2 year lease and allow g.p.h. to utilize it for other real estate needs i would feel comfortable supporting this at the full board. so i'm going to make that motion to move this item forward without recommendation to the full board. >> supervisor peskin: no objection here. >> supervisor kim: so we do that without objection and our office will reach out to your offices. thank you so much. mr. clerk, call the next item. >> clerk: agenda number 7 is receiving and approving the annual report for the fisherman's wharf and fisherman's wharf portside community benefit districts for 2016-2017 by the district law of 1994 and the districts' management agreements with the city. >> supervisor kim: you get applause when you come up to the mike. >> this is the fantastic work that the committee was doing. >> supervisor kim: before we hand over the mike i want to
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allow supervisor peskin to make opening remarks as the district supervisor of the fisherman's wharf. >> supervisor peskin: thank you, colleagues. i had the pleasure of being there at the inception of the fisherman's wharf community benefit districts. there's actually two of them, one on the portside and one on the land side. and it has not disappointed. i really want to thank troy campbell and his staff and the staff at the workforce development here at the city. they do a remarkable job and i have to say that as it will be before us for a vote on the 27th and they should look at fisher -- they should look at the community benefit district to see just what an incredible asset it can be for a community, and i know that the fisherman's
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wharf community benefit district -- god, it's been a long time, you're getting ready to go through your renewal and i look forward to being of assistance in that. i'm quite hopeful that all of the individual properties and tenants that pay into it will see fit to renew it for another decade and a half. >> good morning, chris corgis with the office of economic and workforce development. we're part of the team that oversees the community benefit district program on behalf of the city. today we're here for the fiscal year 2016-2017 and annual report for the fisherman's wharf landside community benefit district and portside community benefit district. as you may know the community benefit districts are governed by two codes, state law of the 1994 act which is streets and highways and code 36600 and the local law authorized by supervisor peskin, article 15, of the san francisco business
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and tax regulations code. during the review process ensures that they are meeting their management plans, that our staff has an annual review of their annual reports and their financial statements and we provide the board of supervisors with a summary m.o. in front of you. the fisherman's wharf c.b.d. has two portions as supervisor peskin mention bed. the property-based district is the landside district and contains 127 parcels. you can see it here in blue. and the portside business space district includes 42 businesses and it is the purple side fronting san francisco bay. the landside district formed in 2005 as an annual assessment budget of approximately $622,000. and the portside business-based district formed approximately a year later with a budget of $187,000 approximately. and both districts sunset on
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june 30, 2020. the staff of the fisherman's wharf, c.b.d. is headed by troy campbell and the district identity streetscape improvement and street operations and beautification and order and administration and corporate administrations. and troy campbell is here and will speak on later on in this presentation. before benchmarks oewd looks at all c.b.d.s are whether the variance between the budget amounts for each service category is within 10 percentage points from their management plan. in the case of property-based districts, whether in this case 5% of the actuals come from sources other than assessment revenue. and benchmark 3, whether the variance between the budget amounts for each service category was within 10 percentage points from the actuals. and benchmark 4, whether the c.b.d. is indicating the amount of funds carried over from the current fiscal year and designating for the products to
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be spent in the upcoming fiscal year. for benchmark one, the landside portion of this community benefit district did that makes benchmark as did the portside for fiscal year 2016-2017. for benchmark two, the community benefit district raised over 26% in non-assessment revenue which exceeds their goal. and for benchmark 3, the landside portion of the district did meet the variance requirements of comparing their actuals to their budget and has historically met this requirement. for benchmark 3, part b, the portside portion of the district also met this requirement and have historically met this requirement as well. and for benchmark 4, the cbd did include their carryover for both portside and landside in their annual report and did make this requirement. oewd found that the fisherman's wharf c.b.d. is successful in meeting its requirement on a
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continual basis. they have hosted a successful events and have partnered with the broader community to make the wharf an area and destination for local residents of san francisco as well as the broader bay area. they have experienced increases in the amount of graffiti, trash and safety concerns compared to the previous annual report which mr. campbell can address. and the cbd will sunset on december 31, 2020. oewd recommends and has been working with the c.b.d. on their renewal process. in conclusion, the c.b.d. has performed well in implementing the plan of the landside and the portside areas and they have an active board of directors and committee members. if there's no questions for staff mr. campbell is here to present on the program and achievement of the districts. troy.
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>> all right, good morning. thank you so much, supervisor peskin, for the kind words. i appreciate it. and also congratulations to our new supervisor. i will make this quick and painless as possible and go through this real quick. i wanted to just go through some of the accomplishments, big and small, for the c.b.d. of that fiscal year. we were able to add a fourth ambassador that year which was much needed because we have a 30-square block area and a lot of litter, trash, things to pick up and people to talk to and people to assist. and these are staff for our ambassador program and the highlights being in that fiscal year they helped over 13,000 people. they picked up over 16,000 pieces of trash. and they responded to 2500 complaints. and over 2,000 public disturbance and pan handling complaints. and for that year we had work
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with the m.t.a. and the national park service to put up the following sign welcoming people to the fisherman's wharf and we refurbished a similar sign at the taylor street cable car turn around. and some of the other accomplishments that year, we launched a retail tax force and website. we published a leasing and brokerage report and had brokers open to help to fill in the vacancyies and to create a better retail mix at the wharf. we maintained tree lights at the park with the m.t.a. and fully funded the scrims on the bus yard fence. and continued work with s.f. rec and park to add much-needed lighting to that park. and purchased a caboda car and pressure washer for our ambassador program. on the pier safe side this is our emergency readiness and we focus here on emergency
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preparedness and also safety and security for the wharf. we hold a monthly s.b.d. community meetings with the district attorney and the community district attorney charlie besto, and the captain yepp. and i also serve on the central station's community police advisory board and we held our third annual safety sum they spring where we bring all of the private security from the wharf with the beat officers and sfpd, and prepare for the summer season. and we held our monthly pier side committee meetings and our radio network that connects 15 5 businesses, actually over 15 businesses now, with radio to be able to communicate in the event of a major disaster. and that would be at the city or the wharf. and further to that we hosted training and defensive tactical and situational awareness training and so a table top
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exercise and reviewed the emergency command station protocol and worked with the neighborhood d.a. to get convictions and for the stay away orders for repeat offenders. and we pro li proliferated the t campaign. and a grant from the d.a. office and we were the ones to start the park smart campaign which is now adopted city-wide. and hired off-duty police officers to supplement or beat officers to provide more coverage at the district. under our identity we produced the fourth annual wharf fest competition. you can see one of our judges there is supervisor peskin. he did a great job. gained a little weight. to go through that on the ugly sweater pub crawl that year which the bars reported has been to this day and is still is the biggest night they've ever had at the wharf as far as sales. we hosted the lighted boat
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parade in partnership with the san francisco yacht club and had a hospitality and trade show for over 300 people. and produced a wharf poke night because at that time pokemon was a big thing and we had over 300 people dressed up as pokémon running around the wharf. and we had the crab wheel with lights and an ugly sweater that we had custom made for the sign. and we also produced three different newsletters, a district newsletter and a trade newsletter and a consumer newsletter. and we also do an annual marketing plan that is available on our website. and this marketing plan adheres -- we adhere to the strategic marketing plan every year and it's updated every year and it lays out basically who we want to reach and how we'll do that. and we also maintain four websites, the main website being our visit fisherman's wharf which is a consumer facing website that has a quarter of a
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million users per year. and we maintain the social media accounts, facebook, twitter and instagram. and have the yelp and trip advisor pages for the wharf. and sponsorships we provide are fleet week, fourth of july, and the crab feed and national night out, the merchants association golf tournament, and the annual gala for the aquarium of the bay. that year we received a $25,000 grant from oewd which helped us to fund our consultant for our district retail project. and as i have mentioned before we received a grant from the neighborhood justice grant from the district attorney's office to continue proliferating the parks message to our district which is one of the hardest hit with visits in the city. and then, finally, we also -- that year we had a 6% decrease in people. we have four people counting devices on jefferson street that
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provide insight for our traffic. as you can see and probably could have guessed that our biggest day of the year in that fiscal year was the saturday of fleet week where we counted over 121,000 people. we have a staff of three for the c.b.d. and a staff of four for the ambassador program. and that number is consistent and we were able to maintain for this fiscal year our fourth ambassador program which is our fourth person for the ambassador program which is now fully funded. and that is all i have for you unless you have any questions for me. >> supervisor kim: any members of the public that would like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is now closed. >> supervisor peskin: i do want to add that it's a nice piece of good news is that the phase two jefferson street improvements are now funded thanks to a grant as well as an
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appropriation in the 2017 -- or 2018-2019 budget. so i look forward to seeing that phase one over by hyde street. it has really been a boom for the residents and the visitors alike. so thank you for pushing us to find that relatively large sum of money, mr. campbell. >> supervisor kim: supervisor peskin, would you like to make a motion? >> supervisor peskin: i would like to make a motion to move this resolution to the full board with recommendation, item number 7. >> supervisor kim: we have that motion. we have a second and we can do that without objection. mr. clerk, call item 8. >> clerk: agenda number 8 a resolution to approve a contract agreement with the addiction research and for methadone services in an amount not to exceed $9,,000 to 2022 with one six-year option. >> supervisor kim: we have ann
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acuba from the department of public health and james stillwell to present on this item. it was continued from our last committee meeting because it was not submitted in time for the b.l.a. to do a report. so miss acubo. >> good morning, supervisors, i'm the deputy financial officer and the department of public health and this is a new contract for methadone and opiate replacement services and this contract resulted from an r.f.p., but they are an existing contractor and a very long-term provider of methadone services. this contract we are requesting retroactive to july 1st and the reason that we're requesting retroactivity is that the contract was delayed primarily because of the implementation of o.d.s. which is a new drug medical, it's opiate delivery -- sorry -- what is o.d.s.?
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organizational delivery system. it's a new drug medical program and some of the delays associated with this contract were federal and state issues associated with o.d.s. and then also our process took a little longer than we expected. the contractor has been paid through the current period and that's through an interim contract. so if you have any questions we're available to answer. >> supervisor kim: thank you so much. and at this time we'll move to the b.l.a. report on this item. >> supervisors, proposed resolution would approve a new contract with research addiction and research and treatment known as bart. and for the continuation of the existing methadone and other opiate replacement services in an amount not to exceed $35,952,000 for a contract term of four years from july 1, 2018, through june 30, 2022 and the proposed contract includes one
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six-year option to extend from july 1, 2022 through to june 30, 2028. on page 31 of our report, table 4, you can see the sources that the proposed contract is a mix of federal and state funds as well as a general fund contribution of about $485,000. and we recommend that the proposed resolution to be amended to be retroactive to july 1, 2018. and to approve the proposed resolution as amended. >> supervisor kim: thank you so much. so at this time we'll open up for public comment on item number 8. >> rehabilitation centers, and breed made a statement that she wants to open up six additional safe injection centers. i don't even know about one that exists. but, anyway, there's nothing
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safe about injecting heroin. and if you start letting people who are already addicted to heroin, which is an illegal drug, and you use city funds and city property to facilitate that type of activity you are eligible for the d.a. to come in to arrest you. so when you are doing any kind of injection on the patients, be sure, please, that it is methadone. and i want to be sure that you're clear on that. if you open up a whole bunch of centers they can come after you for running a corrupt and organized corporation. and you have the possibility of violations pertaining to tax evasion with twitter and all of those billions of dollars of tax-free money that is being collected by them and five other high-tech companies. we wouldn't have this problem of drug addiction if people were
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not out in the street. if they had homes and a place to live they would have taken a different path. so be sure of that fact. that's attention to you, breed. >> supervisor kim: thank you. any other members of the public that would like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is now closed. colleagues, can we take a motion on this item before us. you have a motion -- >> supervisor peskin: with an amendment for retroactivity as a friendly amendment. >> supervisor kim: so, thank you. so we have a motion to move this forward with positive recommendation, but before that we should take the amendment as articulated by our b.l.a. report to amend the proposed resolution to be retroactive to july 1, 2018. why don't we take that motion to amend first. we can do that without objection. we have a motion to move this forward with recommendation to the -- and we do that without objection. thank you very much. and, mr. clerk, call the next
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item. cloik item 9 to have the expenditure of california state senate bill 1 local partnership program formulaic funding in the amount of $4,189 for san francisco public works' street rusurfacing projects for fiscal years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019. >> supervisor kim: there's a request for a continuance on this project and they will need to reprogram the funds. and i hope that we can continue to have items that discuss accepting and extending grants from s.b.1. hopefully that will continue after election day in november. but we do have this motion to continue. before we do that i am going to open this up to members of the public. >> again, this is a great deal of money. $4,189,000.
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the department of public works have already demonstrated where you wasted millions of dollars getting big large boulders of rocks and placing them in locations where homeless people were sleeping and didn't have no other place to go. you're wasting money. now here you are asking for additional money on a project which you should have been concentrating on in the first place. that's another example of multimillions of dollars that should be spent on the most vulnerable, the most major, the most emergency type of situation that you have here in the city. you showed a total disregard for the most vulnerable people that are living in the city. it's not fair. it's not fair. in fact, that money should be spent renovating that building at 440 turk street and turning it into a 79-unit studio apartment on the top floor and second floor and the two large units should be converted to a family unit for homeless people instead of giving it to jeff
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cazinski to make it a luxury office and say after all night long when he comes to work that the people on street that are homeless can come to his office and eat a sandwich. >> supervisor kim: thank you. any other members that would like to speak on this item? seeing none, public comment is now closed. colleagues can, we take a motion to continue this to the call of the chair? >> supervisor peskin: so moved. >> supervisor kim: we have a motion and do that without objection. mr. clerk, call the next item. >> clerk: item 10, to retro actively authorizing the recreation and park department to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $124,614 from the san francisco parks alliance to fund community events, staff development, recreation programming and other actives that occurred in fiscal years 2016-2017 and for a period of
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july 1, 2016, through june 30, 2017, and waiving indirect costs. >> supervisor kim: we have the presentations on this item. >> i'm here to present and accept the resolution for grants from the san francisco parks alliance to fund community events, staff development, recreation programming and other activities from fiscal year 2016-2017. for over 40 years the san francisco parks alliance and its predecessor organizations have supported the recreation and parks department, including serving as a fiscal agent and soliciting developments for the department's behalf. this resolution represents retroactive approval of the in-kind grants made from these accounts in fiscal years 2016-2017. it supported community events like our annual seasonal events and the summer of love concert and light show that we held at the conservatory of flowers. they support park volunteer programs, and staff development and employee appreciation programs and recreation programs
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like our junior tennis and tennis and learning center programs and much more. the parks alliance continues to be a critically important partner to the department, for our initiatives and we're grateful for their ongoing partnership. thank you, please let me know if you have questions. >> supervisor kim: thank you so much and seeing no questions or comments we'll open up for public comment on item number 10. any members would like to speak? public comment is now closed. can we take a motion on this item? >> supervisor peskin: so moved with recommendation. >> supervisor kim: we can do that without objection. thank you. mr. clerk, call item 11 through 22. >> clerk: agenda numbers 11 through 22 are various ordinances and with the settlement of lawsuits and unlit bitted claims against the city of san francisco and to have the limitations for fong and tang architects to bring claims against the city and county of
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san francisco arising out of the rebuild of the new zuckerberg general hospital in 2016. >> supervisor kim: thank you. so at this time i will open up for public comment on items 11 through 22. any members of the public that would like to speak on these items? >> does that include conference with the city attorney on those items? >> supervisor kim: it includes the settlements that are before this committee. >> yes, just gave me a nod so i take it that is included. first of all, i want to sustain objection on the way that dennis orero is handling these lawsuits. i was a person that pointed out the main problems, and i was in that winton hotel for five months and i was the one that documented the living conditions, signature of witnesses and took pictures of that major infestation, elevator out of order and tenants that
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are disabled that are living with infestation pertaining to roaches, mice, bedbugs, etc. and one white male to my right that has been living in those kind of conditions for 11 years and a black-skinned colored male to my right that was living like that for seven years. they were wondering where this infestation coming from. it wasn't coming from me. garcia put me in that building because i was living in transit, on the streets, homeless. when i got it all together and everybody is telling me that that is the best building they got. so when i filed my complaint and people came in, inspectors and seen that, they got exposed. and then the owner started coming to me and wanting me to take care of the problem and keep quiet. i'm the one that started construction on that problem. i had him renovate two or three of those hotel rooms before the building health inspector did anything. and then i get a letter of recognition like she took care of the problem.
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i got more done in five months than she got done in 33 years. i had him spending millions of dollars renovating those apartments because i told him that the tenants will file a class-action suit against him. so i'm the one that did that. and now come to find out that i told dennis you sue for $1.5 million and don't get not one 10 act and not one penny now i find out that he did it again to another building in the mission district for $620,000. and the eight people that are living in the basement being violated he's not getting -- it's not fair. >> supervisor kim: thank you very much. any other members of the public that would like to speak on these items? seeing none, public comment is now closed. colleagues can we take a motion to convene and to go to closed session. >> supervisor peskin: so moved. >> supervisor kim: we are asking the members of the public to leave the room at this time as we go into closed session on these items.
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