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nowhere to go, and being involved with drugs, i'd go and buy drugs and use 'cause there was nowhere for me to go. during my appointment, we have been discussing the mental illness issues inside and outside of the jail and what resources are available to people that are dealing with mental illness with the department of public health. i have been prior involved in facilitating meetings in african american communities, working with the protection department, the reentry division. i've been learning how the criminal justice system works and doesn't work for the incarcerated population, barriers that people face and just disparities that plague
our communities and ways that we can be instrumental in resolving these issues. the position is not always comfortable. it gives me a path to heal, learn, and grow. the experience and appointment has empowered me, while in the past i have been a facilitator of the emotional emancipation services. the e.e. circle process was originated by community healing network and the association of black psychologists in collaboration with california institution for behavioral health solutions. for the following two years, i would like the reentry council
to focus on ways that we can support our communities with more employment opportunities and services, especially transitional housing for our returning citizens and ways to be instrumental in parole plans inside prisons and county jails. i guess many letters -- it's my passion to work with the reentry populations, and i get many letters from folks in prisons all over california, and i try to give them hope and have somewhere to go, but part of their parole plan is to have an address, and there's -- there's -- almost impossible for that to happen.
so i wanted that to be worked on. also, i would like to see people that are homeless and in shelters and that are working, that they have somewhere to get some rest during the day. once they have the work and people that are seeking job opportunities. thank you for this great opportunity to give back to my community and the city and country of san francisco. thank you. >> supervisor safai: thank you so much. we'll call you up if we have any questions. and the last applicant? >> clerk: there's two additional, but i do not believe they will be in attendance today. that's shannon wise. she has informed us that she was unable to attend, and shelley winter. also, she has informed us she is unable to attend today.
>> supervisor safai: turn in information -- i mean, i know, shannon did, but the other individual, did they turn their information in in a timely manner? >> clerk: oh, yes. they were notified of the hearing date. however, they informed that they had conflict of schedule. >> supervisor safai: oh, shelley, i see it. okay. great. so any questions -- thank you very much. >> clerk: we have not had public comment yet. >> supervisor safai: any members of the public wishing to comment on this item, please come forward. please proceed. >> hi, supervisor yee, supervisor safai, and supervisor stefani. i am the reentry council planner and analyst that oversees the facilitation of
the reentry council. i just wanted to bring a correction for the record because i see residency required, residency waiver required. >> supervisor safai: yeah, that's a mistake. >> okay. >> supervisor safai: okay. so you can move past that. >> okay. and also just to say presently, we have two reentry subcommittee, which is the policy subcommittee that will be meeting actually today. it meets bimonthly, the third wednesday at 2:30, and then, we have the direct services subcommittee. i understand we have six applicants here and four seats. even though those that are not chosen can join the committees as an alternative. >> supervisor safai: thank you. next speaker. >> my name is karen shane. i am the prior reentry policy
planner for san francisco adult probation and served the reentry council for about 3.5 years. i wanted to speak on behalf of three people who have come before you today. the first is jose bernal. jose -- well, i've known all of these people for pretty much the entire time that i -- either i have been here and working for the city or they have been out of incarceration. so starting with jose, you've seen he is a phenomenal speaker. i have so say there was no one during the time that i was working at the reentry council that had the impact that jose has. he is a good listener, he has an enormous amount of patience, and he's an idea generator, and he knows how to build community consensus. but most important, he's not someone who's afraid to speak
truth to power, and will not be intimidated but will always listen and change as things happen as if he needs to change, he will. i can't think of anyone who would be more qualified than jose to -- for -- and i think it's important that someone who's had one chance at the reentry council get another -- another bite at it because they -- it just takes some time to learn how -- how the whole thing operates. quickly, because i'm running out of time, i wanted to talk briefly about victoria, who came to the reentry council subcommittees immediately after being released from incarceration, and i've never seen anyone hit the ground running as quickly as she has and has been active in the reentry council subcommittees. and finally angela coleman who is on the reentry council and is known as the mayor of the
tenderloin and has also made just a wonderful contribution to the reentry council. thank you. >> supervisor safai: thank you so much. thank you. >> hello. i'm the financial manager at hospitality house. i wanted to thank you guys for -- well, thank you for listening to us. i'm here to show my support for jose bernal. i met him two years ago when he worked at hospitality house. i've always been impressed with his passion for social justice, his policy advocacy skills, and his personal and professional ethics. when geogroup, a billion dollar private prison company attempted to open a new halfway house along the sixth street, mr. bernal raised concerns with geogroup's records of system
abuse. his advocacy led to real action to hold geogroup accountable and increased awareness of the apaul conditions in geogroup facilities. he's a voice for the formerly incarcerated, for immigrants and other marginized populations. i support his reappointment to the reentry council, and i encourage you to do the same. thank you. >> supervisor safai: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors, and thank you again for the -- this opportunity. my name is allen sampson. i'm the development director over at hospitality house, and i have actually prepared a one minute and 52 second speech about jose's accomplishments, but after hearing jose speak, you can see that it's very important to speak from the heart, and reminded me why it was important to wade through a long list of muni points to get
to this point. i can talk about jose's accomplishments at hospitality house, to working his way to becoming a shelter manager. i can talk about how he inspired the shelter residents, how he built a rooftop garden, how he organized the immigrants during the time when all the fear of i.c.e. from the buffoons of washington came upon us. i can talk about his fight against the industrial prison complex and geocare, but i'm going to talk about something that i think is very important that you might not hear about jose is that he is a phenomenal salsa dancer. and the reason why i bring that up is to become a phenomenal salsa dancer, you have to have certain characteristics and elements, and one is precision and skill, which jose has. you have to have a sense of
attention to detail. he can think on his feet. he has that kind of compassion for his humanity, to be able to drive it, and that is the third part. compassion. as you can tell, he speaks from the heart, and he sees everybody as human beings, and i think that's very important for someone who's going to be sitting on the reentry council, so again, i'm here to support jose bernal, and i hope that you will consider his seat again and his renewal of his seat. thank you. >> supervisor safai: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. my name is michael thailor. i'm the program director of golden gate for seniors, as mr. ted tolliver mentioned. i'm here on his behalf. i'm here to tell you shortly why i believe he would be a key player for the reentry council.
golden gate for seniors is a seniors program, 55 and older, substance abuse residential program located in the city of san francisco, california. mr. tolliver has been with us for approximately two years. he started out as an intern counseling with our residents, and from there, i immediately hired him on as a counselor for us. since then, i've gained a lot of background and background knowledge of mr. tolliver's experience, and you know, even though he'll give you a list of those experiences, i have to add that i've been quite impressed with those experiences. him coming from the streets of
fillmore and going through the lifestyle and accomplish all that he's accomplished now is quite the statement, and i'm proud -- more than proud to not only recommend but support and endorse his bid for the reentry council, and i do hope that you do, as well. and by the way, he's a terrible salsa dancer. >> thank you. >> good afternoon, chair safai and supervisor yee, supervisor stefani. my name's ian fragosi. i'm a legislative aide to supervisor sandra fewer. supervisor fewer wanted to be here in support of jose bernal for reentry council reappointment, but she's tied up in another hearing.
i'm going to read a statement. i'm excited to hear that mr. bernal is a salsa dancer, but supervisor fewer is also a salsa dancer, so perhaps we should have a competition to see who should wear the crown. i'm going to read a statement. i write to you today to express my enthusiastic support for jose bernal and his appointment to the reentry council. as a member of the reentry council representing the board of supervisors, i've witnessed firsthand the passion and commitment to social justice that jose brings to this body. jose serves as cochair, and he has stood out as a leader on the council in advocating for restoreative justice policies. he has demonstrated that he has the courage to speak truth to power and always fight for what
is right. i believe it is critical to appoint jose bernal to the reenter row council so that he can continue to provide the perspective and leadership that has made this body so successful in its advocacy efforts. jose takes his membership seriously, attends every meeting and as someone who was formerly incars cars rated, is not afraid to bring that voice to the table. i urge you to reappoint him to another term. thank you so much. >> supervisor safai: thank you. next speaker. >> thank you. my name is donna mandel. i'm here representing public defender jeff adaci in support of reappointing jose bernal to the council. the public defender's office serves over 20,000 client each here who are too poor to afford an attorney. at least 20% of our clients are
homeless. many of our clients have drug or substance abuse issues. people's experience with the justice system is traumatic. our clients exiting the system need support and service and help over coming the many barriers that exist for justice impacted people. the reentry council was formed as a partnership between city government agencies to facilitate this reentry process. jose bernal is actively involved with the reentry community and works tirelessly every day to organize and empower justice impacted people. he always comes in prepared, having thoroughly researched every issue. he stood out as a leader on the council on the issue of for profit contractors on the issue of gang injunctions and as
cochair of the policy subcommittee. the board of supervisors has benefited from his leadership on these issues and has followed through on his recommendations. thank you -- although every member of the council may not agree with jose on every point, no one could fail to be impressed by his passion, by his commitment to the reentry community, by his intelligence and knowledge of the issues and his consistent follow through on the proposals. he makes the reentry council better, and we support him. thank you so much. >> supervisor safai: thank you. is there any other public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. [ gavel ]. >> supervisor safai: we're always faced with a difficult decision when we're faced with many applicants for a limited number of seats, but i think there's different ways to be active and engaged about this body. i'm very inclined to reappoint
the two sitting members of the advisory council, and i think we have a lot of wonderful applicants that i applicants, but i'd like to hear from the committee members, as well. >> supervisor yee: i agree. i think i've been sitting on rules committee -- it's my fourth year or something like that, and every time we have to select people for the reentry council, it's -- it teseems to always have a lot more candidates than positions and a lot more people. i feel like we should open it up to all the people. tough decision for me, but i want to thank each one of you for applying and wanting to serve, and i want to thank the public for coming out and showing your support for individuals. i will agree that the -- at
least the two that are reapplying, jose bernal and angela coleman, i would strongly support, although i don't know -- i don't want any competition in this salsa scene with jose. and i -- the others, i'm -- i'm having a hard time deciding which ones really would be great. i think they would be all great, so i'll just leave it up to you guys. >> supervisor safai: okay. well, i certainly would want to support theodore tolliver -- all of you, in fact, and victoria westbrook. those would be the ones that i would support now. i think norma presents a strong candidacy, and i think there's
an opportunity that the mayor's office wants to work with you. i believe they're very inclined to support you. mr. dearmund, i believe there's opportunities for you to be involved again, and i would speak to the folks at the reentry council, but those are the four that i would put forward. any of you would do a great job, but i appreciate all of you coming out and speaking on behalf of folks, but those would be the four that i would support today. supervisor stefani? >> supervisor stefani: yeah. i just want to add to that. i'm so impressed by everyone today, and i was thinking, you know, for me, the strength of people in recovery and those that are facing their addictions on a daily basis
just absolutely astounds me. i am just so in awe of people who over come that and face that on a daily basis. i just want to say much props to you who expressed that to us today. i was just thinking, i don't know if you've read that book by brian stevens, "just mercy," and there's that one quote, each of us is more than the worst thing we've ever done. i think it's an amaze be -- i just was thinking about that as everybody was telling their stories, their personal stories, which i thank you for doing. and i want -- i want to get to know all of you better, and i would love the chance to meet with all of you individually and really work on a lot of the issues that you discussed at the reentry council. i was a former prosecutor, started my career that way, and one of the things that i enjoy
doing most in that job was working with the public defenders to really decide what was best for the individual involved, and whether that be a recovery house or a way to deal with a sentence that helped the individual, that was always at the foremost of my mind. so i just want to thank you all for coming out today. i'm impressed by everyone, and i did go along with what you suggested, supervisor safai. >> supervisor safai: can we do that without objection? >> supervisor yee: residency? >> supervisor safai: no, i think that was a mistake.
>> clerk: it's not required in this case. >> supervisor safai: can we do that without objection? okay. great. and thank you, everyone for coming out and sharing your story today. [ gavel ]. >> supervisor safai: please call the next item. >> clerk: next on the agenda is item number seven, hearing to consider appointing one member term ending february 1, 2020 and one member term ending february 1, 2020 to the park recreation and open space advisory committee. we have two seats, two applicants. >> supervisor safai: okay. great. are they here? i think these are -- these are both district appointees. is -- is -- huh? oh, are you miss pfeiffenberger? okay. if you could just make very brief remarks, thank you for staying and participating and waiting out this long meeting. >> absolutely.
thank you, supervisor safai, yee, and stefani. i'm excited to be here, and i hope that you will consider approving my nomination for the parks and recs open space commission? i'd like to tell you what i hope to accomplish through think participation. first a little bit about me. i grew up here in san francisco? my family emigrated here when i was three years old? i was a customer of public playgrounds and parks and attended summer camps as well before going onto attend and graduate ucla. today my family lives in the park side district of san francisco where my husband frequent parks and playgrounds many times a week with our daughter. my background is in qualitative research. i've spent the last six years planning and conducting research studies, and i look forward to this opportunity to apply my research skills to
aassist parks and recs in did i vising effective -- divising effective ways -- [inaudible] >> -- to be a voice for the constituents of district four? and to improve the city's offerings for all san franciscans. i've already begun to attend meetings and participate in the important discussions taking place there? and i look forward to answering any questions you might have about my candidacy and aspirations. thank you so much for having me today. >> supervisor safai: thank you. is the other individual here? cle>> clerk: that would be kenneth maley.
>> supervisor safai: supervisor yee? >> supervisor yee: can you share your proposal to close down golden gate park to cars? >> i'm not familiar with that proposal, unfortunately, so i can't speak to it in an "au" authoritative way, but i look forward to reading about that and developing a more opinionated point of view. >> supervisor yee: it's just pretty straightforward. they're thinking of closing it down to cars, basically. >> so not just for sundays, but for the whole week. >> supervisor yee: right, so do you have any thoughts about that? >> as a researcher, the way that i would approach this question is to undertake a more holistic analysis of what that would mean. what would that mean for traffic in the city of san francisco? what would that mean for kind of transportation in the city of san francisco? i think i would need to understand what the impact of that would be and then weigh it against the obvious benefits of access to golden gate park,
people being able to walk in the roads, not having to worry about the, you know, potential of being hit by moving vehicles in the park. >> supervisor yee: i appreciate your analytical approach to this, and i won't push you too far on this, but at the end of the day, it's going to be, you gain something, you lose something. >> yeah. >> supervisor yee: you gain something where -- for people at the park that's just walking around. it's going to be great for them, for biking and so forth. what you lose, then, are people having access to the academy of sciences and the museum over there, especially those hours for seniors that can't get moved from one place to another. and then, you lose some families that may have babies in strollers and might be a little hardship to actually
stroll all the way in there for them. so it's really not so much analytical, it's what you believe in. >> i see. thank you for that perspective. yeah, i look forward to learning more about that. >> supervisor safai: thank you. any members of the public wishing to comment on this item, please come forward. seeing none, public comment is closed. these are district appointments, one from district four, one from district three. i think both supervisors spr conveyed to us that they support these appointments. we'll move those -- >> supervisor yee: make a positive recommendation to appoint or support -- support -- appoint them to their procespective seats. >> supervisor safai: julia pfeiffenberger for seat four, and kenneth maley for prosc.
[ gavel ]. >> supervisor safai: thank you. call the next item. [agenda item read] >> supervisor safai: great. okay. so mr. mario plaz is here. >> thank you, supervisors. i learned a lot through the process so actually i sort of joyed saying. my -- enjoyed staying. my name is mario paz. on a personal level, native san franciscan, grew up in the mission, two blocks away from good sam. my journey has been a full circle. my mother went there as a young child to get support, .
my work with cpac has been fulfilling. i've surrounded by a lot of great leaders. we continue to really fight fo the state level, we continue to fight for our youngest children here in san francisco. we feel strongly that there's no better investment in early care and education, and we know how important that is to san francisco in general. i think we have the most expensive cities in the world. we are struggling and reaching critical stages for workforce development, with retaining and recruiting teachers in workforce that's high caliber and high quality so we are working hard to ensure that the investments increase so that we can pay teachers more. they are the lowest compensated a month in the nonprofit
sectors. just barely make above the minimum wage, so we are working hard to improve those conditions knowing this is a priority for san francisco. so i really appreciate your reconsideration, your consideration of my repayment. i'd also like to lend our support to my colleagues who can't be here, gretchen ames and matt pemberton. thank you. >> supervisor safai: thank you, mr. paz. i don't think we have any questions, i think we went through it because you were so recently appointed. i think we're happy to support you again. and thank you for the support of your felly commission members. is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. do i have a motion in supervisor yee? >> supervisor yee: i make a motion to reappoint matt
pemberton, and mr. paz, and -- [inaudible] >>. >> supervisor safai: great. we can do that without objection. [ gavel ]. >> supervisor safai: next item, please. i want to state for the record that miss rothsubmitted an e-mail in support of her reappointment. today is yom kippur, and she is not able to attend, but she has the full support of the office. and then, we have the other applicant here, mr. rick johnson, if you could come forward. >> i'll make this quick for you. >> supervisor safai: thank you. >> it's been an interesting 3.5
hours. >> supervisor safai: i'm sorry it's been so long. >> no, it's okay. good afternoon. my name is rick johnson, and i'm a proud resident of district seven where my husband and i have lived in the midtown terrace neighborhood for the past 29 years. to give you a little bit of background, i enjoyed a long career in human resources, and i developed programs to recruit and maintain employees with disabilities. i've spoken at many conferences over the years and have been awarded numerous awards and commendations for this work. i've also been humbled to serve as president of the midtown terrace association, an association of 820 homes for the past five years and have served on supervisor yee's neighborhood council where i worked with other community leaders in awarding grants for
the participateatory process. i worked with supervisor yee's district in always active, providing opportunities for our seniors twice a week. i also service on the police advisory board where i have served under captain john sanford and captain bailey. i've completed the simulated use of force training at the sfpd academy, which i would highly recommend for everybody. should i be confirmed, i look forward to working with all aspect of the ageing and adult services council, but i'm particularly concerned with two areas, first ensuring that all residents of san francisco are aware of all the resources and services available to them,
particularly as they are transitioning into their senior years. secondly i'm concerned about securing services for the ageing lgbtq community, especially those who are survivors, meaning those who are living with aids over 25 years. i very much look forward to working with the council, the commission, the board of supervisors, and the ageing residents of the city and county of san francisco. thank you for your consideration. >> supervisor safai: supervisor yee? >> supervisor yee: no, i -- i -- rick, thanks for even wanting to do this. as you were ageing in your seat, waiting for your turn. >> supervisor safai: we probably should have taken you first. sorry about that. >> no, that's quite all right. >> supervisor yee: rick has been a phenomenal resident in district seven, being very active. you can tell from what he just
said, what he's involved with. it's the exercise class, i guess, has been a great success for that area, and it's almost like the model i use to tell everybody else. and i would love to be able to make the motion to appoint rick johnson to seat six and juliet rothman to seat four. [inaudible] >> thank you. no problem. [inaudible] >> thank you. [ gavel ]. >> clerk: that completes the agenda. i assume the meeting's adjourned.
[speaking indigenous language] >> it is still very important to recognize the indigenous peoples , histories of these spaces and places that we occupy in today's postcolonial secular settler society. it is important that we recognize we have a responsibility to the earth. indigenous peoples have been stewards of the land for thousands and thousands of years i am honored to be present here that you acknowledge that. i am here to offer a song. my mother and grandmother believe that one song and ceremony and dancing stops, so does the earth. i too believe that and i would like to offer this song.
>> please welcome our master of ceremonies, the head of communications for bloomberg, linda douglas. [♪] >> hello and welcome to the global climate action summit. i am honored and humbled to be here in san francisco was such extraordinary leaders from around the world. these are leaders from every sector, every industry, business , government, technology , philanthropy, entrepreneurs and artists, inventors, investors, scientists and students. all united by a common goal.
the goal of protecting the people who live on our planet by confronting the existential threat of climate change. we are off to an auspicious start. on saturday, tens of thousands of citizens around the world march to demand greater climate action to fulfil the promises made three years ago in paris. our task becomes more urgent every day. can this summer, temperatures, once again reached record highs. people are dying as wildfires burned their houses to the ground. they are starving as droughts destroy their crops. hurricanes and other disasters have claimed thousands of lives. displacing entire populations causing billions and billions of dollars in damage. of course, at this very moment, hurricane florence is bearing down on the eastern seaboard and already one and a half million people have been told to evacuate their homes. florence is said to bring 50% more rainfall due to climate and
human -induced climate change. meanwhile, tropical storm olivia is sweeping across hawaii. since the start of the hurricane season, this is an astonishing number, there have been eight other named storms in the atlantic and 14 more in the pacific. here in california, more than a dozen different wildfires are tearing across the state. so now is not the time for us to rest. this year marks the halfway point between the adoption of the paris agreement and 2020. a critical moment when carbon emissions must peak if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change. by mid century, we must be carbon neutral. these are ambitious goals. by the speakers you will be hearing from over the next few days are working hard to achieve them. it won't be easy and the solutions won't be perfect. we are learning by doing. as we undertake a more radical
shift in our global economy that has ever been previously undertaken. we will make mistakes and we will see some failures along the way. but we cannot and we will not back away from this fight. so all of you here today and all of you watching around the world are proof that we will not back away from this fight. please join me in welcoming someone who is heading the way right here in san francisco. the newly elected mayor of san francisco, london breed. [♪] [cheers and applause] >> mayor breed: hello, everyone. is my distinct pleasure to welcome all of you to san francisco for this incredible, a global climate action summit. we are united here today to take action on the defining issue of our time.
protecting our environment and fighting against climate change. this is an issue that is bigger than one city, one region or country. the choices and commitments we make over the next few days and are sustained cooperation will determine if we are able to lead a better future for the next generation. california has long been a leader on climate action and san francisco has been at the forefront of those efforts. since 1990, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 30% and cut our landfill disposal in half. all while growing our economy by 111%. [cheers and applause] >> mayor breed: we are proof that you can have a strong and growing economy while advancing ambitious environmental policies we were the first major safety to ban single use plastic bags
and i pushed legislation to establish the strongest set -- styrofoam ban and enact drug takeback policies to test 40 tons of prescription medication out of our bay and landfill. [cheers and applause] and our 100% renewable energy program, clean power s.f., has produced and resulted in greenhouse gas reductions, equivalent to taking 17,000 cars off our roads. by the year 2030, we are committing to for major initiatives in san francisco. cutting our landfill waste in half. decarbonization all new buildings, achieving 100% renewable energy and continuing to issue more green bonds to finance critical infrastructure that is desperately needed to combat climate change. today, thank you.
[applause] >> mayor breed: today i ask you to join us. the impacts of climate change are not constrained by borders. our actions shouldn't be either. let's send the world a bold message of action, unity and determination. together we can go further to protect our planet and our people for generations to come. thank you all so much for being here and enjoy your time in san francisco. [cheers and applause]. >> a lot of water heater in san
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making sure that healthy food it assessable to everyone. more and more as follows are are becoming interested in upper arlthd they want to joy the open green pace sea know where their food it coming from we'll look at 3 programs talking ushering agricultural and garden to new heights. so what exactly it, your honor agricultural >> it the growing food or flowers within city limits traditionally we've been referring to communities gardener that is a raised bed over and over upper argument has a more a farming way of farming.
>> so tell me 0 what's growing in this garden. >> a really at all plant. in the one of the rare places, you know, people have access to green space 24 is one of the places to grow things like the purple floor. it is sort of recognizing that the more diversity in given space the better not to just have one thing by everything supported each another >> it provides the community with an opportunity to get their hands dirty and reach 0 out and congressmen with the community in ways they might have not otherwise to engage with one
other. >> now the dpw urban planning program so see how the garden community. >> so i grew up on a farm in air force base we picked the foods open the trees and share with other families and as i drive around san francisco i see any trees with apples or mrumdz and lemon trees i can see the food going to waste and brought that idea back to the department many of the trees where the fruit would go to waste we origin or crop and pick other fruits and delivery this to food banks or shelters to people who need them. >> i'm here with nang wong hello nang. >> hello. >> i need to understand house
this gleaning work. >> we come and harvest like for example, we'll come over here this is the lemon and plug it like this. >> (laughter). >> made that good, good and ease. >> the trick is how not to hurt the branches. >> like the thing. >> i'm so excited about this. the people are so passionate about where the food goes to the private property owners give us the food they're happy that no of a t is going to waste >> oh. thank you. thank you.
again job aura natural >> (laughter). >> from backyards to back lots let's take a look at the food and community bonding at the free farm. >> my idea was to start growing food and giving it away. and getting my neighbors to who had space and having a kind of event that brings people together not to run our food program this time around but to share the wealth of the abundance of our welfare. we were all divorce and as part of our philosophy of working together and working together. >> what's the most rewarding aspect of volunteering for the free farm stand. >> well, we could is a
generalic satisfaction but something about giving food away it's giving something i brought that in and sort it and gave it to you it's primitive to be able to give something some basically to someone else. >> now serving number to 49 come on down. >> we have the capability of producing this food and in san francisco you can grow food all year round so the idea we're capable of prougdz food in our own backyards we're here to demonstrate an bans of food and i think that giving it away for free we show individuals it in have to be a comedy. >> we build time together and
it's the strength of any ideas of the connections we'll turn that connection and the more connections you make no mistake about it the more you can have a stronger power and not have to rely on money that's the people power. >> in this episode we've seen the urban farms and gardens provide more in fruits and vegetation people can have the special produce available it can be a place to give back by donating food to others and teach our children the connection to the earth and
environment it's truly >> good morning. today is wednesday, september 19 th, 2018. this is a regular meeting of the building inspection commission. i would like to remind everyone to turn off all electronic devices. first item on the agenda is roll call. [roll call] >> we have a quorum. the next item is item to. president west as announcement. >> thank you madam, secretary. welcome to the inspection commission on september 19th. thank you to director key re