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to me. >> commissioner mazzola: to the west portal playground, i have been up there. i live up that area. and looks like it was roped off and closed. as it closed until this starts, or not? >> no. i don't know anything about it. >> commissioner mazzola: you might have seen a court resurfacing above the tunnel? it had yellow tape and everything. >> vice president low: that could potentially been related to some of the muni tunnel work. >> nothing is closed. >> commissioner mazzola: i want to make one observation. it is so impressive to see the amount of private philanthropy support for these projects. that doesn't happen by accident. it happens, in my opinion, because the parks are held in high regard by the city and that
people feel comfortable investing in them. i don't think the enthusiasm would be there if it wasn't for the staff and the leadership of the park department. i just would be remiss if i didn't put all that together. thank you. >> we just want to recognize parts alliance for increasing their goal. it speaks towards the party and the parks, the party for the parks. coming up next month. >> president buell: the 15t 15th? thank you. thank you, lease sb nine we are now on item 12, which is general public comment continued from item for. if you would like to make general public comment and you did not comment under item from farah, could you please come forward? being then, public comment is closed. we are now on item 13, closed session. is there anyone who would like to make public comment on closed
>> clerk: communing -- communications, commissioners? public comment? public comment is closed. we are on item 17. adjournment. >> president buell: seconded. >> clerk: wait, wait. >> vice president low: i would like to make a motion to adjourn in memory of sean. sean is physically the biggest cousin i have known. he had a big heart. sean lost lost his battle to cancer this past monday and while he lost to cancer, you want in life. he was rich in family, friends, and community. i know he is up there in heaven, probably giving aretha a big hug. in his normal hawaiian way, it is down to us and yelling
. clerk: thank you. >> my name is dave, and i play defense. >> my name is mustafa, and i am a midfielder, but right now, i am trying to play as a goalkeeper, because they need a goalkeeper. >> soccer u.s.a. is a nonprofessional organization. we use sports, soccer in particular to engage communities that can benefit from quality programs in order to lift people up, helping to regain a sense of control in one's life. >> the san francisco recreation and park department and street soccer u.s.a. have been partners now for nearly a decade. street soccer shares our
mission in using sport as a vehicle for youth development and for reaching people of all ages. rec and park has a team. >> i'm been playing soccer all my life. soccer is my life. >> i played in the streets when i was a kid. and i loved soccer back home. i joined street soccer here. it was the best club to join. it helps me out. >> the tenderloin soccer club started in the summer of 2016. we put one of our mini soccer pitches in one of our facilities there. the kids who kpriez the club team came out to utilize that space, and it was beautiful because they used it as an opportunity to express themselves in a place where they were free to do so, and it was a safe space, in a neighborhood that really isn't the most hospitalable to
youth -- hospitable to youth playing in the streets. >> one day, i saw the coach and my friends because they went there to join the team before me. so i went up to the coach and asked, and they said oh, i've got a soccer team, and i joined, and they said yeah, it was he for everybody, and i joined, and it was the best experience ever. >> a lot of our programs, the kids are in the process of achieving citizenship. it's a pretty lengthy process. >> here, i am the only one with my dad. we were in the housing program, and we are trying to find housing. my sister, she's in my country, so i realize that i have a lot of opportunities here for getting good education to help
her, you know? yeah. that's the -- one of the most important things that challenge me. >> my dad was over here, making some money because there was not a lot of jobs back home. i came here, finish elementary in san francisco. after that, i used to go back to my country, go to yemen, my country, and then back here. last time i went back was a couple years ago. >> i came here six months, i know nobody. now i have the team has a family, the coaches. amazing. >> i'm hoping for lifelong friendships, and i'm super inspired by what they've been able to achieve and want to continue to grow alongside them. >> i love my family, i love my team. they're just like a family. it's really nice. >> street soccer just received
a five year grant from the department of children, youth and family, and this is an important inreflection point for street soccer u.s.a. because their work in our most important communities is now known beyond just san francisco recreation and park department, and together, we're going to continue to work with our city's most vulnerable kids and teach them to love the beautiful game. >> i want to tell everybody back home, i hope you all make it over here and join teams like this like street soccer u.s.a., and live your life. get a better life. >> right away, just be patient, and then, everything will be okay.
[♪] >> i just don't know that you can find a neighborhood in the city where you can hear music stands and take a ride on the low rider down the street. it is an experience that you can't have anywhere else in san francisco. [♪] [♪] >> district nine is a in the southeast portion of the city. we have four neighborhoods that i represent. st. mary's park has a completely unique architecture. very distinct feel, and it is a very close to holly park which is another beautiful park in san francisco.
the bernal heights district is unique in that we have the hell which has one of the best views in all of san francisco. there is a swinging hanging from a tree at the top. it is as if you are swinging over the entire city. there are two unique aspects. it is considered the fourth chinatown in san francisco. sixty% of the residents are of chinese ancestry. the second unique, and fun aspect about this area is it is the garden district. there is a lot of urban agriculture and it was where the city grew the majority of the flowers. not only for san francisco but for the region. and of course, it is the location in mclaren park which is the city's second biggest park after golden gate. many people don't know the neighborhood in the first place if they haven't been there. we call it the best neighborhood nobody has ever heard our. every neighborhood in district nine has a very special aspect. where we are right now is the
mission district. the mission district is a very special part of our city. you smell the tacos at the [speaking spanish] and they have the best latin pastries. they have these shortbread cookies with caramel in the middle. and then you walk further down and you have sunrise café. it is a place that you come for the incredible food, but also to learn about what is happening in the neighborhood and how you can help and support your community. >> twenty-fourth street is the birthplace of the movement. we have over 620 murals. it is the largest outdoor public gallery in the country and possibly the world. >> you can find so much political engagement park next to so much incredible art. it's another reason why we think this is a cultural district that we must preserve. [♪]
>> it was formed in 2014. we had been an organization that had been around for over 20 years. we worked a lot in the neighborhood around life issues. most recently, in 2012, there were issues around gentrification in the neighborhood. so the idea of forming the cultural district was to help preserve the history and the culture that is in this neighborhood for the future of families and generations. >> in the past decade, 8,000 latino residents in the mission district have been displaced from their community. we all know that the rising cost of living in san francisco has led to many people being displaced. lower and middle income all over the city. because it there is richness in this neighborhood that i also mentioned the fact it is flat and so accessible by trip public transportation, has, has made it very popular. >> it's a struggle for us right now, you know, when you get a
lot of development coming to an area, a lot of new people coming to the area with different sets of values and different culture. there is a lot of struggle between the existing community and the newness coming in. there are some things that we do to try to slow it down so it doesn't completely erase the communities. we try to have developments that is more in tune with the community and more equitable development in the area. >> you need to meet with and gain the support and find out the needs of the neighborhoods. the people on the businesses that came before you. you need to dialogue and show respect. and then figure out how to bring in the new, without displacing the old. [♪] >> i hope we can reset a lot of the mission that we have lost in the last 20 years. so we will be bringing in a lot of folks into the neighborhoods pick when we do that, there is a demand or, you know, certain types of services that pertain
more to the local community and working-class. >> back in the day, we looked at mission street, and now it does not look and feel anything like mission street. this is the last stand of the latino concentrated arts, culture and cuisine and people. we created a cultural district to do our best to conserve that feeling. that is what makes our city so cosmopolitan and diverse and makes us the envy of the world. we have these unique neighborhoods with so much cultural presence and learnings, that we want to preserve. [♪]
>> hi. welcome to san francisco. stay safe and exploring how you can stay in your home safely after an earthquake. let's look at common earthquake myths. >> we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. we have 3 guest today. we have david constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that dogs are aware of an impending
earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of small vibrations. but yes, i read extensively that dogs cannot realize earthquakes. >> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the weather in a daily or weekly cycle. there is no relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth.
>> how about time of day? >> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were lucky and when they don't. it's terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have one. >> how about the ground swallowing people into the ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it bumps up and you get a ground fracture but it's not something that opens up and sucks you up into haddes.
>> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of damage, but this myth that california is going to the ocean is not real. >> southern california is moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the million year cycle, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in small earthquakes is that they
are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco. >> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design. >> i have heard about this thing called the triangle of
life and up you are supposed to go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ? >> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if you are in school, same thing, kitchen same thing. if you happen to be in your bed, and you rollover your bed, it's not a bad place to be. >> the reality is when we have a major earthquake the ground shaking so pronounced that you are not going to be able to get up and go anywhere. you are pretty much staying where you are when that earthquake hits. you are not going to be able to stand up and run with gravity. >> you want to get under the door frame but you are not moving to great distances. >> where can i buy a richter
scale? >> mr. richter is selling it. we are going to put a plug in for cold hardware. they are not available. it's a rather complex. >> in fact we don't even use the richter scale anymore. we use a moment magnitude. the richter scale was early technology. >> probably a myth that i hear most often is my building is just fine in the loma prieta earthquake so everything is fine. is that true ? >> loma prieta was different. the ground acceleration here was quite moderate and the duration was moderate. so anyone that believes they survived a big earthquake and their building has been tested
is sadly mistaken. >> we are planning for the bigger earthquake closer to san francisco and a fault totally independent. >> much stronger than the loma prieta earthquake. >> so people who were here in '89 they should say 3 times as strong and twice as long and that will give them more of an occasion of the earthquake we would have. 10 percent isn't really the threshold of damage. when you triple it you cross that line. it's much more damage in earthquake. >> i want to thank you, harvey, thanks pat for
>> all right, hello, everybody! >> hello! >> you know, there are days like this when being mayor is absolutely amazing. this is exactly why myself and our aseptemberably man phil tang, this is why we do this work, to make a difference in the lives of people who need us to make sure that we make the right investments. thank you all for being here. i'm glad to be here to announce
the grand opening of the division circle navigation center. clear cheer [applause] [cheering] this navigation center will help so many people transition off the streets into this place, into permanent housing. the opening today is a result of a collaborative effort between the city, the state partners like our assembly member phil tang and cal trans. we are working together to help address this homeless crisis. many of you know my top priority as mayor is to make sure that we're moving our homeless population out of tents, off the streets and into permanent housing. navigation centers go beyond the traditional shelters by allowing individuals to bring their partners, their pets,
their belongings with them, which are often barriers to getting into our shelters. once they are there, the centers provide the care and services that people need. health care. services around social workers and possibly, hopefully permanent housing. this particular navigation center will serve up to 125 individuals at a time. the opening today is the result, as i said, of a collaborative effort and there are a number of difference people who made this possible. and it is a reflection of what we can accomplish when we work together for a common goal. phil tang helped to secure $10 million last year in the state budget to help with two navigation centers in san francisco. [applause] [cheering] and that is not all he did.
his legislation, aba-57, allows the city to lease underutilized property that is owned by cal trans at a very reduced rate. we wouldn't be able to national -- to make this happen without his leadership and we're so grateful for what he has done to lead the charge in just a minute toe. -- in sacramento. cal trans worked in partnership with our state and local representatives to involve the hurdles in leasing the land and i want to thank laura berman from the cal trans director here today. ams want to thank the departments of public works who helped move this project forward quickly. jeff kaczynski from the department of homelessness and the city real estate division, countless other folks who made it possible and especially our homeless outreach team who consistently are out there on the front lines trying to identify folks who are in need and bring them into our
navigation centers to get them the help and the support that we know they need. i'm commited to addressing this humanitarian crises that we see in san francisco and all over our state. it is going to take a consistent and sane effort to open navigation centers like this one all over our city. together, we know we can bring noticeable changes. i have met some of the people personally who have been in our navigation centers, who are now permanently housed. but i also met people who have been in our navigation centers and who have come back time and time and time again. what i appreciate about the work of so many of the city employees and nonprofit agencis that work to help folks who are struggling on our streets that we have not given up on folks. and we won't give up on the people that we know need support and services the most. that is why navigation centers like thiss are critical. they change and they save lives.
and that is what we're committed to doing. one person at a time. and with that, i'd like the introduce our leader in this effort, assembliman phil tang. [applause] >> thank you so much, mayor breed, for your leadership on this issue of homelessness. i know that we had an opportunity to work together when you were president of the board and i have no doubt that you're going to be working on this issue every single day as mayor. i also wanted to thank supervisor hillary ronen who had approached my early on to talk about how we can fund navigation centers in her district and also in san francisco. and i would be remissed not to thank late mayor ed lee who brought me aba-57. it was really a team effort where the citied that idea of
we need to work together to solve this problem. this is a state-wide problem. we have 134,000 homeless people in the state. it is a state of crisis. we have 7500 people here in san francisco. but these people aren't numbers. they're lives. they're lives that missed different paths, that have taken very challenging directions. but we as a city have not given up on them. we as a state have not given up on them and only by working together and solving this problem together can we really move this issue forward. cal trans has been great because cal trans told me they spent, i believe, almost $10 million last year or the year before to just move homeless people off their property. homeless encampments up and down the state were under freeways. everywhere. i would drive under the 101 and the chavez interchange and drop off my daughter at school every
day and you would see a line of tents. so, cal trans said, hey, instead of us using all this money to move people off, figure out another way to be part of the solution. it doesn't help when you move people off the lot and they come back three days later and we have to move them off. it doesn't get them any closer to housing. by cal trans, myself and the legislature, appropriating $10 million for two navigation centers, working together with mayor breed, with mayor lee, with supervisor ronen and the city family to really solve this issue, we have moved one step closer. and other people are taking notice. because navigation centers aren't just happening here in san francisco. they're happening in santa rosa. they're happening in seattle and happening in austin. because it is not about housing. it's about people. it's about making sure that people are getting help with their addictions. with their mental health. s with helping with their job training. it's all about how we are
assisting each individual, each one of those 7500 people that have families. they come from somewhere. they are going somewhere. and this city and this state is not going to let them fail. so w that, again, i want to thank mayor breed for her leadership on this issue. so excited to see this navigation center up and running. i want to thanks, again, supervisor ronen, late mayor ed lee and it is my pleasure to bring up the new director of cal trans, larry berman. because their agency played a critical role at making sure that this happened by working with me on aba-57, cal trans has worked out a deal with the city and county of san francisco to lease up to 10 properties at far below market rate. this being one of them. and they again have stepped up to the plate. not being part of the problem, being part of the solution. so thank you, laurie and thank you to cal trans. [applause] >> thank you. good morning.
i want to start by saying congratulationss to our new mayor of san francisco. mayor london breed. [applause] >> yeah! >> i am really honored for this opportunity to speak on behalf of the california department of transportation. to express our appreciation for the collaboration with the city of san francisco, with homeless advocates, with private donors and community members to address one of the greatest crises of our day and that is homelessness. cal trans and the city of san francisco share a commitment to public sthafs predates all of us here today. but it is good when we can continue to work together to solve big problems. we are really proud to work with the city of san francisco for today's ribbon cutting of the division circlele, navigation center which is also dedicated to the memory of homeless advocate brian quinn who passed away in april. we are proud of our commitment to develop sustainable transportation solutions in san francisco and we appreciate our great partnership with the city of san francisco to sustain
vibrant communities. in the next few year, cal trans has many repaving jobs that will be delivered through dedicated transportation funds from senate bill 1, the road repair and accountable act of 2017 and this year, senate bill 1 is paying for projects that are revamp several bridges and overcrossings along highway 101, including wider six-inch striping to increase visibility and safety. the department of transportation is planning for the growths of california's population, economy and emerging technologies that will be used on the state highway system to transport people, goods and services. we are also working with our local partners throughout california to help address an issue facing many californians and that is homelessness. this project, the san francisco navigation center, along with the site at 5th and bryants, represents a step in the right direction. the van nuys center is an
innovative approach to help address the homelessness crisis. this project required commitment from local and state governments, private donor, grassroots organizations and countless volunteers. we must all think outside the box to address california's homeless epidemic and that is exactly what this project has delivered -- a fresh approach. we are commited to helping in every way that we can and we are proud of what we have achieved with today's project and i want to particularly thank the innovative thinkers in the city of san francisco and cal trans who worked together to address the challenges of delivering this project on state right-of-way. and i also want to really thank cal tran staff who worked very hard on this project. this is not what cal trans normally does with our right-of-way. but i wanted to especially thank our senior right-of-way agent who was our point person on this project. and thank you to the staff at san francisco department of housing and public works and san francisco's department of
homelessness and supportive housing. i look forward to our quonlted -- continued partnership with the city of san francisco to xraet a transportation system that enhances california's economy while also working with communities throughout our state to make every california city a better place to live. working together, we can solve big problems. thank you. [applause] >> good morning. i'm the executive director of st. vincent depaul. we have been a long-standing, nonprofit in the city and county of san francisco since 1860. our mission is to offer hope and service on a direct person-to-person basis, working to the break the cycles of homelessness and domestic violence. we want to thank our partners today for the beautiful navigation center and what we are able to accomplish with 125 clients that are with us. at this time, i want to
introduce representative ronen's representative from her office, carolina morales, considered a bridge builder and political organizer, advancing domestic si. she has over a decade of experience in community health, services and community organizing nicker tiffs. she has built and managed programs, wrote and managed grants and restructured an organization. she has been our key person from the supervisor ronen's office. [applause] >> hi, everybody. good morning. i'm catalina morales with hillary ronen. so, six years ago, when the district nine office began our work to build this first ever navigation center in san francisco, we immediately recognized the division circle site as a perfect place for another navigation center. last year, when the supervisor took office, and our tent
encampment crisis was at its worst, we have about 250 tents concentrated in the mission as ground zero for our crisis, we knew that we had to do a lot more. we started work with the neighbors to ensure that we could open a navigation center. we worked with ed lee very closely to ensure that all of the partners were really working together. and in that partnership, another very important department was the san francisco police department. our chief, chief scott, our commander lazhar, and our captain have been important partners in ensuring that those homeless residents and house residents feel safe as we share spaceing to and make sure that everybody gets dignify housing. so i want to repeat the words that mayor breed and assembly
member tang have repeated. this has been unprecedented collaboration that has been very, very effective. we think supervisor tang for partnering with us and granting us this massive amount of money to ensure that we are serving our most vulnerable people in the mission in ground zero for the tent encampment crisis and with that, i want to once again honor the memory of ed lee and his commitment to building more navigation center, those in the mission and in our city. this is our way forward. this is the way that we will solve the tent encampment cry theys we? -- that we have in san francisco and make even california. thank you for your time. [applause] >> so, we've had many successful stories from those who have visited with us at the navigation center. so, i'd like the introduce you to anna. she has been a long-time member, resident of san francisco. and due to her life
experiences, she recently became homeless and we just worked with her and she is now housed. [cheering] [applause] >> good morning, everyone. and thank you all for coming out here. i want to thank the navigation center and mayor ed lee and now our present mayor. thank you to staff. i -- i'm an ex-postal employee and i never thought i'd become homeless. it's sad, but thanks to the navigation center, i'm now housed and i'm living at 6th street. i'm very happy. i was there 35 years ago. and so i feel that i've made a complete circle. i'm back and it is a good feeling because i know that i'm where i'm supposed to be.
thank you all. [applause] >> are you going to do the robin? >> and now we'll cut the rick bonn. -- ribbon. >> ok. now we're going to cut the ribbon. afterwards, if anyone is interested in a tour, let me know and we'll do a nice quick little tour through the navigation center. >> here we go! five, four, three, two, one!
years. my name is shirley jackson, and i am a retirement teacher for san francisco unified school district, and i work with early childhood education and after school programs. i have light upstairs and down stairs. it's been remodelled and i like it. some of my floors upstairs was there from the time i built the place, so they were very horrible and dark. but we've got lighting. the room seems lighter. they painted the place, they cemented my back yard, so i won't be worried about landscaping too much. we have central heating, and i like the new countertops they put in. up to date -- oh, and we have venetian blinds. we never had venetian blinds
before, and it's just cozy for me. it meant a lot to me because i didn't drive, and i wanted to be in the area where i can do my shopping, go to work, take the kids to school. i like the way they introduced the move-in. i went to quite a bit of the meetings. they showed us blueprints of the materials that they were going to use in here, and they gave us the opportunity to choose where we would like to stay while they was renovating. it means a lot. it's just that i've been here so long. most people that enjoyed their life would love to always retain that life and keep that lifestyle, so it was a peaceful