tv Government Access Programming SFGTV September 23, 2018 3:00pm-4:01pm PDT
>> good morning. thank you, everyone, for coming to our first mayor's disaster council meeting of the year, the fiscal year, the first under the leadership of our new mayor, london breed. and the first for me as director of emergency -- department of emergency management. appreciate you all being here today. i'm going to call the meeting to order and i'm going to pass it on for opening remarks. >> thank you. and thank you, everyone. you know, i know there's been previous disaster council meetings, but this is a very special occasion for me and for the mayor. it's really an honor to be here representing the mayor and also too be here with all of you to be part of this critical conversation around keeping our communities resilient and prepared. and i know we'll be talking a lot about connected communities
today. and, you know, as we all know with san francisco, it's not if a disaster will strike. it's really when a disaster will strike. by continuing the flow of information and also communication amongst all of us here who play a critical role in keeping our city safe and resilient, we will ultimately be prepared to protect and engage and keep our communities connected. for me personally, in my household, i have people in there from 5 years old to 75 years old, plus three pets. so it's very -- keeping -- looking at that through a larger community lens and how we prepare and how we -- whether it's 911, 311, in-home supportive services, all of those and more are just so important to ensuring that san
francisco -- san franciscans through preparing for a disaster and through bouncing back after a disaster is why we're here today and why it's such a critical conversation to have. the term and the theme of connected communities is really so much more than that. and i'm really honored to be here and to continue this conversation around how we cannot only protect, but also prepare and strengthen our citizenry around disaster preparedness. thank you, all, for taking the time. >> thank you. i'm excited to work with this council to prepare san francisco to be resilient and connected. i agree that connectivity and community is the key to resiliency. and i think you will hear in the different presentations today about how we're making great strides in that direction.
because we are challenged, as noted, by a disaster that will come at some point, those connections will be the difference between our success and failure. and i know that everybody in this room is already committed to this and i'm excited to hear about more innovations that you have in this area and will hear a few today. and part of this council really is about learning from each other. i've been a member of the council probably for the last 15 years, and sat in the seats that you're in. and so i have -- i've experienced that and have a sense of what i'm hoping will be an interesting and helpful presentation and use of our time during this meeting. so thanks again for all of your hard work. and we're going to jump into our first presentation, which is
going to be from the director of the mayor's office on disability. nicole and her team have been working closely with our team at d.e.m. and others to enhance the integration of access and functional needs, a.f.n., as you will hear, into our city's emergency plans. and this is something that's been needed for many years. and i'm so happy to learn of the progress really that i have over the last few weeks being at d.e.m. so, nicole, i invite you to begin the presentation and thank you so much for being here. >> great. thank you, everyone. i'm going to be talking today about our two efforts that the mayor's office on disability helps to co-facilitate. one, the disabilities access and functional needs work group. and the other is the age and disability friendly task force
implementation work group and we'll be focusing on the emergency response strands of both of these efforts today. so first i'm going to start talking about the functional needs work group. it's a work group that was established in march, 2017, as a way to make sure that we are atraceying folks with disability around the areas of communication, transportation, evacuation and sheltering. our group meets every other month. and consists of city agencies and nonprofits and community-based organizations who all have stake holders who would be impacted in the event of an emergency. next slide. so when we're talking about the disabilities and access and functional needs population, we're talking about a really
broad group of folks. so we're talking about individuals that have developmental, intellectual, functional or sensory disabilities, blind or low vision, chronic illnesses and conditions, and folks who are limited english proficient or nonenglish speaking or older adults, children, those who are pregnant, living in institutional settings, low income, homeless, transportation disadvantaged or from diverse cultures. as you can see, that encompasses many, many of us in the city and these definitions were set forward for us through the california government code that talks about at the state level who qualifies as a disability and functional needs population. i'm going to talk for a few minutes about upcoming efforts.
before i get into that, when we started in 2017, we were working on some pretty specific things around making sure that our transit operations were updated and he to speed. we were looking at lessons learned from significant local emergency events, including the north bay fires and really starting to identify disability and access and functional needs population demographics by boards of supervisor districts. we're continuing those efforts and moving forward in the next two-year plan, looking at some specific things around updating our processes and procedures for durable medical equipment access and that's things like wheelchairs, electric wheelchai wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes, oxygen tanks, that kind of thing
and what's happening with these devices during an emergency event. we're also working with our colleagues in the fire department and d.b.i. on policies and procedures per towning to safe and effective evacuation, especially in multistory buildings, which was identified as something we need to address. and then we're also continuing our efforts citywide in mapping, the sharing of the disability access and functional needs facilities and resources throughout san francisco and especially paying attention to deaf and hard of hearing and blind/low vision populations that have been sometimes not intentionally but left out of the conversation. we really want to make sure that effort is inclusive to the needs
of those two specific populations along with everyone else. and, finally, we're moving forward with the implementation of recommendations that came out of the aging and disability task force, which is what i will talk about next. that leads to the next slide, which is about san francisco's age and disability friendly efforts, which has been a collaborative process to make sure that san francisco is inclusive to older adults and folks with disabilities and i'm very proud that san francisco is the first municipality in this effort, which developed its framework through the world health organization to also be incorporating disability as part of that effort. so we're looking at our rapidly aging population in urban settings, who are focused on community-based living and looking at environmental impact as part of the process.
so on the next slide, we have a little bit about the world health organization framework for global, age-friendly communities. so we base our domaines on the domaines assigned by world health and right now in our -- in the phase we're in is implementation. and we're in the middle of a five-year planning process. the first year was specific task force of 27 members and members of the public, who then develop up to 200 recommendations across eight domains, which somehow we narrowed into 24 recommendations and goals for the next three years. it was a very exciting and thoughtful process to be a part of. so, again, in this effort, we're looking at seniors, folks with disabilities, those with age-related cognitive impairment
and also caregivers, so we can maintain a collaborative strategy. so on the next slide, talks about our eight domains. and i will be focusing in a second on resiliency and emergency preparedness. other domains that we're looking at with defined goals is around community support and health, engagement, technology, employment, housing, transportation and outdoor spaces. --
some of the gaps that exist is making sure that these specific populations, including caregivers know what to do in the event of an emergency? so we're focusing on that. we also know that alert sf is a strong tool to help our city maintain connection, so we are trying to prioritize outreach through a campaign to get as many folks as possible registered with alert sf. and then finally looking at ensuring that we have a strategy
for how we evacuate those with challenges in multistoried buildings. there are many agencies that are part of this effort. and these are the three where we're going to be beginning. and then into the year or so, we're going to be evaluating where we are and then the process will continue to be iterative and we'll see what's next. that's a very kind of brief overview. i'm wondering if anybody has any questions. >> just a request. i serve on the commission of aging and adulter er ier i ere adult services. i know that my colleagues would appreciate this presentation. perhaps we can schedule a time for to you come in there. >> great. sounds great. >> thank you, nicole. as nicole is talking, i'm looking around the room and learning more about the planning
process. there are a few departments involved in the planning, i don't know that there is any of us not involved in the response around this issue and it's really going to take all of us. everything from transportation, h.s.a., 311. so it was really important to share the information on this and appreciate everyone's coordination around it. next we are going to hear from captain from the fire department. one of the most important things is nert. if everybody was nert-trained, we would hands down be the most prepared city in the world. erica is the program coordinator. and her commitment -- i've known and worked with her for years. it's outstanding. thank you for all you do. and so she's going to speak us
to and then we're going to watch a video. >> thank you. i really appreciate the support and being included in this first meeting of the new fiscal year. so thank you. i also want to say that i speak for the firefighters that stand behind me and instruct the community in this important training in nert and administration of the fire department that's supported this program for 28 years. there are very few initiatives like that. and so i like to remind the room that innovation and all that is great, but sometimes supporting the tried and true gets lost in looking for the new, shiny thing. and so i want to remind all of us that this is the only training program that includes hands-on disaster skills in responding to an emergency and it's the oldest community development in san francisco. i know that term gets bounced
around and i use it, too, but this is where the rubber meets the road, in terms of an individual that lives or works in our city that comes and gets practical skills. it's 18 hours of training. it's a commitment on the part of our residents. i want to thank everyone that has gone through the program. your commitment to 20 hours of training is very, very impressive. beyond training, the real success of our program will be a robust retention program, where volunteers not just have 18 hours of training and leave, but where we have them involved in an ongoing basis. and that takes resources and, of course, in a room like this, that's where i will ask for your investment, in making sure that we not only rely on the fire department and coordinator to make this happen, but collectively, this is an effort that we get behind that we support and we don't bounce ideas off of, but we get real
investment in our city. this will allow the resource to be the most robust and effective when we need nert. so there are many of you in the room that i've worked with at rec and park, at building inspection, with our police department, and our co-operative volunteers that are nert-trained and know what the police department needs or with the water department, department of public health, where we train in psychological first aid and supporting survivors around them, with the interfaith council where we're working with churches to support us. so i'm very aware that i work with you in the room and i want to thank you for that continued support. and i want to let you know there is so much more to do to get us where we want to be. the fact is, we have about 1% of san franciscans trained and if
we could even push that to 5% -- of course, the goal is everyone's trained. that's so juicy and exciting. [laughter] but if we even could push it over to 5% and that's going to take a lot of people's effort, rowing in the same direction. i appreciate the opportunity. i will not belabor you with what actually is taught in nert. i feel like many of you know that already, bum appreciate the support and look forward to working more with you. thank you. >> buffering. >> nert came out of the earthquake. in 1990, neighbors asked to be shown what to do.
i took nert training because i came from the midwest. we don't have earthquakes. i knew how to deal with snowstorms and a little bit about tornadoes. i had no idea what to do with earthquakes. >> our neighborhood association decided this past year at our annual meeting that we needed to have more of a preparedness for our neighborhood. >> i heard about nert through a flier that i saw on a bulletin board and i thought, this is something that i never really thought about. >> there are consistent reminders that something could happen at any time and it's incumbent on me to be responsible for myself, my family, my pets, and i want to make sure that there is an emergency, a problem, we make it through without falling apart. >> every year we host an annual activation of volunteers citywide and we choose a schoolyard because it's a large open space and assign teams to work together.
it's real simple. to get to this point, you need to take a class. it's about 18 or 20 hours of class work and we offer it throughout the city, all year long. >> the whole point of this, is to make your mistakes now. that way when there is a real earthquake, you will be prepared and you will be like, i've done this five times. i know what to do. >> we have black smoke. >> the nert training was so great because it caught us how to get prepared for ourselves and also to be prepared in our neighborhoods. >> it's a journey and the training is fun and the people that take the training get to know the firefighters and people in our neighborhood and it's really critical, who you know after something happens. >> the class goes into, how do you help your neighbors? how do you make sure that a building is safe and how do you go in and do search and rescue.
how do you lift stuff off of people that are crushed? how do you make sure that the people that are the most injured get the care immediately. people that can wait are set aside and then first responders can help them. >> one thing i didn't realize, i probably wouldn't be able to communicate, because cell phone service goes down and telephone service is overwhelmed. >> we found out quickly that the commune cautions between the battalion stations and staging areas is a must. >> that's the most critical. to make sure that we're in the loop, we know what's going on, the communication is slowing. >> we're training just under 2,000 people per year and i would like to have 3,000 people per year. >> i think people should sign up for nert because you will never know how you will be able to respond in the case of a real emergency, but if you are more prepared, it gives you peace of mind. and it helps you help other people.
>> we're privileged to get a grant from the state of california and it allows us to train nert volunteers, some of them to be deployable. we'll have 250 deployable volunteers by the end of april full yes funded by the state and able to deploy. we will be able to share volunteers wherever the emergency happens. becoming a nert first is the vehicle if you want to do more in a disaster. >> it's really nice to know that there are people i can rely on. people that will be helping out to make sure that for your little space of the universe, we'll all be okay. >> how about that? our little space of the universe. [applause] i think she nailed it. so our drill is coming up on october 20 and all the activities will be listed in the quarterly report for the disaster council. if there is any role you want it
play or come participate, we absolutely love that. the last thing that i will close with is that the training is free for anyone who lives or works here in san francisco. there is no charge to the participants of the program. so don't let that be a hindrance to joining us with our training program. the program doesn't have a minimum age. accompanied by a parent or guardian up to the age of 14. 15, 16 and 17 can participate with a parent's authorization signature. jade was 7 when she took the training with her mom. are there other questions? okay. thank you. >> thanks so much. next on our agenda, i'm really excited about this, just this week on wednesday, in partnership with san francisco
unified school district, we had a big announcement, win is the first of its kind earthquake curriculum that is being introduced to kids within the school district and their families around seismology, so it's part of the science curriculum and emergency preparedness. one of the stats about this i think is amazing -- this is curriculum that will hopefully be part of the school district for the next 20 years. and that means it will touch over 800,000 san francisco kids and their families, which is a big number. for anyone that has kids, when they are introduced something like this in school and they're instructed to come home and get their parents on board, it is really effective. i've been on the other side of that. i think it's great. we had an excellent day, got to hang out with 7th graders.
and it's such a way, talking about connectedness and also from a perspective of equity, going through our public school district and touching every kid in the 7th grade. it's a great, innovative program, for which i can take no credit, but my team that worked on this and the school district for the last three years to bring this to fruition, just really proud of you and kudos to everyone who had a part in it. without further ado, we have a short, little clip of what happened on wednesday. >> today we're highlighting the curriculum that was developed in collaboration between san francisco unified teachers and science education experts at stanford university. what is exciting about this curriculum, is across the city,
7th grade students are learning about earthquakes and how to be prepared for earthquakes and doing it in a project-based way, in thinking about where to develop and design a music venue that will be earthquake-safe, given the geological system and soil types. >> the students are doing a card source. there were 18 items that were revealed in the pamphlets that they got that are items that will be needed to survive 72 hours in a major disaster. so i had them try to divide up the 18 items in things that are necessary or useful or nice to have, and personal items. i think students were surprised how they matched or didn't match. what the city recommends for riding out this period of time after an earthquake. >> i learned that a manual can opener is more essential than
other items like personal things of the purpose in the lesson was to open cans of food, which you might store for emergencies and use in earthquakes. some of the items that i placed in essential, so i was confused at first and then i realized why they weren't essential. >> the kids are required to take the planning materials home and talk with their parents about what they can do and what they should do to prepare themselves to be resilient and safe after an earthquake. and this is just an amazing way that we are able to get into the community within san francisco to educate our kids at a fairly early age and then share that with our parents. this is exciting. we're rolling out this curriculum and it is really taking advantage of our city as classroom and opening the doors,
so students are talking on real world challenges. and they're not just learning facts, but learning science to apply to real world challenges. >> thank you. [applause] many thanks to the unified school district for the partnership here and also to sfgov tv, because this happened on wednesday and they had this ready for us today. so thank you so much. [laughter] yeah. thanks. any questions on that? okay. sfo annual exercise. is anybody from -- would you like to say a few words about the exercise, also this week, hot off the press. >> we had a great day yesterday. we did our annual exercise. the requirement of the f.a.a. is
that we conduct it every three years, but in an abundance of preparation, we do one every year. last year it was active shooter. this year it was a water crash. departing aircraft hitting a flock of birds and ditching in seaplane harbor right off the runways there. big thanks to the fire department and the police department, great response and great leadership from both. and d.e.m., thanks for coming down and supporting that as well and showing -- having the collaboration. we had 40 federal, state and local agencies involved in this. we had over 20 watercraft respond from all parts of the community, as far south as redwood city and the coast guard and very successful and very integrated from a mutual assist perspective. one of the things we wanted to exercise was, of course, the establishment of incident command and unified command and
transfer of command over to coast guard and that was very successful. we also have a new triage system that we developed and we were able to exercise that as well and it proved to be a very robust system. because that's something we learned about the tracking of the victims and taking sure that we had all the necessary information. red cross, thank you for being there and feeding everyone yesterday. we appreciate the red cross's support. really, i was out on the water in one of the boats and it was very impressive just to see the amount of response and participation and that certainty that we can rely on, the mutual assist partners we have in the community. yeah. it was a good day. beautiful day. >> thank you. >> thanks. >> next, we are going to talk a little bit about yellow command.
it was a full-scale exercise that was activated last week, two weeks ago, that engaged all members of emergency operations center. the objectives were to -- our goal is to promote collaboration and coordination between jurisdictions and agencies that will be needed during a catastrophic earthquake. the regional impacts are estimated to be over 300,000 people, requiring shelter in the bay air yes after a 7.9 on the san andreas, so it is significant. we're going to talk about the -- she was the commander-in-chief of the whole thing for the region. she will talk about the region and relevance of yellow command. and delores barone will talk about the activities that took place in san francisco.
thanks. >> thank you. good morning. great to be here. i'm the exercise director for yellow command portion of urban shield program and it is our annual opportunity to sker -- exercise in the bay area region. and so we always take on a catastrophic event for a scenario. 7.9 earthquake this year and we practice coordination across counties, when everybody is impacted by this catastrophic event. so our intent this year, the exercise was on september 6. our intent was to build local government capabilities to provide mass care and shelter services for those 300,000 plus folks throughout the bay area region. and we had -- across the bay
area, we had 18 full-scale operation exercises like you are seeing here in san francisco. we had 55 local emergency operation centers and department operation centers activated throughout the 12 counties and close to 3,000 participants across the bay area. we had several state agencies, california department of social services, california public health, participating with us. they activated the state-level mass care and shelter task force. so this was a very wonderful example in partnership and practicing together and, of course, our partners at red cross and salvation army, the various humane societies and spcas around the area were all involved. you will hear the areas that san francisco focused on. we were looking at integrating medical services, sheltering
animals, public information and messaging from the shelter about the sheltering opportunities. shelter staffing from local government resources and then, of course, coordination of resources throughout the bay area. >> what you are seeing up there is just the b roll of the activation at saint marmary's a the activation of the drill. >> as part of yellow command, san francisco participates every year. this year in partnership with the human services agency and department of public health, we activated a local shelter. you've seen it on the screen. and what we -- our goal was to test the city's ability to set up and manage a shelter here in san francisco. and so that was a big goal.
we wanted to integrate services into the cathedral. it's a step where department of health has taken the lead in putting this together. so we were excited to test and activate for the exercise. and so in addition to the shelter, we activated the human services agency's department operations center as well as department of public health. and our san francisco emergency operation center. the focus was to support any needs. so personnel, equipment or social service needs that were coming in, so that was the role at the d.o.c. and e.o.c. level to coordinate and fill the gaps, so that's what we were doing during the sker sues as well. in terms of the activation of the shelter -- st. mary's is one of over 100 pre-identified shelters we have in san francisco. we chose st. mary's because of its size and because it allowed us to fit the medical portion
into the exercise, which we really wanted to exercise. we staffed the shelter with city staff, which in the time of the event would be d.s.w. so we had a great collaboration and great test as to how we co-lead or co-manage a shelter here in san francisco. and one of the highlights is we had over 80 volunteers. so one of the things we practiced at the shelter site is the doctor or was the ability to process our survivors. and so we reached out to sales force, red cross, salvation army, inter-faith council as well as the access community and next door, which is where we got a lot of volunteers from. we had over 80 people come out and act as survivor-actors.
we provided some education around what disaster response and sheltering looks like. and that was a valuable piece of the exercise in providing that education and awareness to our city residents. the last piece is that we were able to train our h.s.a. and d.p.h. shelter staff on site. it was a just-in-time training. we focused on, how do we train our staff in the time of an event to be able to provide the services to run the shelter. and that was a really, really great outcome. next year, yellow command will focus on transportation. and so i'm really looking forward to moving to the transportation and working with many of you on that project as well. thanks. >> thank you, guys. thanks so much. and just to highlight, this is really meant to test our ability and our capability in the first
days after an emergency assuming that we get no outside help. just to highlight how critical that is, we depend on red cross -- i know red cross is here somewhere. we depend on you so much and it will take time to get that up and running. thanks, trent, you guys are big players in this. next, we're moving on to fleet week, next week. we're all very excited about it. jill raycroft, go ahead. >> thank you. i think the great theme that we can look at through this is the city and county of san francisco will do fairly well for the first three to four days. after that, we're going to need a lot of help. the efforts at sfo, the work done around yellow command san francisco and region-wide is essential. the work that i do around san francisco fleet week program is looking at that seven-day point. we work with the department of
defense in the defense support of civil authorities construct, meaning when we have a federally declared disaster, the department of defense can come up from san diego and assist us. this is the eighth year of our program. it's definitely growth. i've talked to colleagues throughout the country and, you know, very few cities run exercises for the department of defense. so i think it's kudos to us that we can sort of tell them what we need and work with them side by side. mike dayton, deputy director, stresses that. practicing it, if you can see this photo in the lower corner. we have folks in civilian uniforms, fire, police, also folks in military uniforms. the bay area does not have a lot of military personnel in it right now. this is a great opportunity for us to work with them directly. this is a landing craft utility in the middle. it comes out of our navy ships
and delivers trucks from the marine corps. this is pier 96. pier 96 is out in the southern part of the city. and this is one of the federal staging areas outlined in the bay area earthquake plan. this year on monday, october 1, we'll be exercising our federal staging area, as well as our fueling requirements and needs. so through leadership with brian strong, lifeline council, we've create add fuel working group and worked through a lot of the issues of, what is a blue sky day of fuel look like in san francisco? it's fairly good. when you put the ground-shaking scenario in there, it changes pretty dramatically. g.s.a. has been a great partner in fuel planning. we know that the department of defense will need to help us with that as well as state, federal, nonprofit and private sector partners. so, again, this picture is highlighting that whole community approach to our
disaster planning in the city. the capstone event for the fleet week program is our leader seminar on october 3 and 4. it's an emergency management conference with high-level folks from across the country discussing important response, best practices and challenges as well as items we can work on together. thank you. >> thanks, jill. so we're -- i'm going to say a few words about our hurricane florence deployment team. and just to say -- i got a note to say that they've arrived home safely. vic vicki, i don't know if you heard that. okay, good. i wanted to thank kevin mcconnell. he was our lead on that from the sheriff's department and he was stant afteric. it was kind of a young group that went with him and it was wonderful to have his tenure and
experience and to lead them as they were there. i just want to say that in general, it is such a great opportunity. there is no better training ground than to deploy our staff to provide mutual aid when these incidents happen. and i'm very appreciative to the departments that sent folks, so d.p.h., sheriff's department, fire, police. people there in north carolina, tens of thousands remain without power. and our team really learned quite a bit. and we're looking forward to lessons learned when they come back. we encourage our city departments to have your people
sign up for training and they can work with us and within your department, but to deploy. so we want to be good partners in the region and to other states and all of that helps our capability and response here in san francisco. looking forward to seeing everybody in person soon. next, wanted to mention that we are almost at -- it will be a year in december of our healthy streets operation center. healthy streets is working seven days a week out of the emergency operations center on church street. and it's a great opportunity of emergency management can be applied to ongoing or planned events.
it's a very busy place. it's one of our dispatch, dispatcher sitting across from d.p.w. dispatcher. this has increased visibility. we have people coming and going there all the time. and i think that it's been fairly successful, very successful, in addressing the very complicated issues. so we look forward to reporting back after the new year of a better assessment of the achievements of that group. and now i will turn it over to brian strong of the office of capital planning and resilience. >> thank you. good morning, everyone. i think someone can move the -- thanks.
thank you very much. i think you have information on various aspects of our program, but today we wanted to talk about the mandatory retrofit because it's timely. we just completed -- it's a program that was started in 2013. the last deadline was september 15 for the final tier. so we had four different tiers in the program. the way it works, you have a permit deadline and then you have two years to get the work done. so this has really been a joint effort across several different departments. i want to recognize tom huey and building inspections. i think my office helped to develop the policy and working closely with them on it. but we're really -- this is something that we should be proud of. the compliance rates are higher than any other part of the country or the state who have similar programs. i should mention that this is
protecting 112,000 residents in san francisco. so it's a considerable number. it's going to make them up to 30 times safer, the homes or apartment units, 30 times safer, having done this work. can you go to the next slide? thanks. so these are some numbers that are maybe a little hard for you to read over there, but this shows we've addressed 3,400 buildings, deadlines have passed for them, that have complied with the various tiers. of the tier three, 98% compliance. tier four, whiches with due a couple weeks ago, 80% compliance. the compliance numbers jump dramatically week before the deadlines. [laughter] so people are paying attention to these things. and the picture on the right there was from a september 6 press event that we had.
and it was with the usgs talking about the 150th anniversary of the major heyward earthquake. the records show damage in san francisco, there weren't a lot of homes in the east bay. it was interesting that they did have some record of damage really just in our area. it reminded us of the importance of doing this work. director huey, my boss as city administrator, both were there, made presentations. and, trent, we appreciate it. the reporter clearly found you and the comments about the importance of this to make sure that people can stay in their homes to our affordable housing, was really important. and, in fact, we go to the next
slide, i can mention that a lot of this is about housing preservation. and we know that these tend to be -- they're five-plus unit buildings across the city. these are all rent-controlled units. so we know that they're vital to affordable housing to make sure that people in communities can stay. and building owners have invested, so far, $176 million into making the improvements. at the end of the program, will have invested $383 million. so, again, these are significant improvements. these are significant sacrifices that people are making. i guess i shouldn't say sacrifices -- improvements that they're making towards their future and protecting their homes and protecting the homes of their residents. a part of the program -- and we're seeing 60% to 70% of
applications are also adding add usual a.d.u.s or accessory dwelling units. so this is an opportunity where we're not just preserving housing, but adding to it. that is -- those units will become rent-controlled units. part of the house or the units that are in the building today. and, again, we think it's a really important benefit. next slide. just to remind people a little bit, and this is part of the community action plan for seismic safety, which was completed in 2010, and it's a 30-year look-forward on how we can make improvements. we often -- we have our capital plan that talks about publicly on infrastructure. this is where we're getting into what we need to do to address privately owned infrastructure in the city. as we know, estimates are 85% of the infrastructure across the
country is privately owned. so this is important. and it feeds into some of the other work that we're doing. i think coming forward around private schools, around tall buildings. a lot of you have been hearing stuff about tall buildings. and we'll be coming up with the comprehensive study of earthquakes effects on tall bulledin buildings. there's a facade ordinance that we're going to work on to address facades that could be vulnerable in earthquakes. and i should mention the community side, again, working with the neighbor fest program and neighborhood empowerment network. there are 40 block parties that are scheduled for this year. 26 of them -- i'm sorry, 24 of them have taken place. there's a big one, one of the -- we have three or four that are really large and the biggest one is in the bayview and that's scheduled for october 6, i'm sorry, october 6, where we
expect to actually have several hundred people from the community come together and have a block party and also talk about resilience and earthquake preparedness and erica and her team and other folks will be there from a lot of your departments to engage with the community. with that, i'm happy to take any questions and move along. we're moving quickly today. >> okay. if there are no questions, we can go into roundtable. if anyone has any announcements about activities that your department is working on. >> three things. one, the elderly and the elderly
care facilities especially, we do have a lot of that information, where they're at, in terms of info on the c.a.d. it would be great if we can get more of that, especially the permanent housing. it's easier to track, where you know you have someone. where my grandmother is at, it's tougher. it's a regular residence, but with six people. so we need to get that in. the harder thing would be, 20 apartments and there is one that needs help. those are temporary premise information that can go on the c.a.d. and the problem is, if somebody moves, it changes. but that needs to be updated and i don't know if your department can help with that or not, but that would be great. or if there is g.i.s. mapping that we could work on as far as putting more of these bulledings, if there is some way to integrate the maps. and as far as d.b.i. and different types of construction.
secondly, we're concerned about, there's -- tom might know about this, it's type 4, heavy timber construction coming down from the national. we're concerned about that. we're concerned about the mission bay-type building, where we have two stories of cement, type one trucconstruction, and five. when they're being corrected, it's dangerous because of the heat. so wear concerned about them when they're under construction. when they are constructed, they're sprinklered. so it's less of a concern then. during the earthquake, the water won't be working. our plan is if there's is a conflagration, there will be lines of demarcation. and these buildings, if they have no water, our lines of demarcation can be jumped over. so that's a concern of ours. that ship has already sailed.
we are concerned what's coming down the pipe and i'm not -- it's not going to come tomorrow, but the heavy timber buildings that can go up to 85 feet and 165 feet. now this is a -- we don't want this in san francisco at all. i know that the developers might, but that would even make our lines of demarcation that much narrower. so that's something this body should be concerned about. and, thirdly, we've talked with pg & e. i don't know if they're in the house. are they part of this council? so there's two transmission lines that come in, gas transmission, is what we're most concerned about. we like to work with them so there is -- the mechanism is in place where you get the 15-second alert, the earthquake is coming. if we know that a certain magnitude of earthquake is coming, we want them to shut down the transmission lines. we would rather deal with building collapse and not
possible conflagration. if the conflagrations happen, resilience will be pushed backwards. there are three things that i as deputy chief are concerned about. thanks. [inaudible] >> anyone else? are there any members of the public for public comment? okay. seeing none, we are 2 minutes early. so i will take that. [laughter] our next meeting is in december.
>> in closing, i just want to -- great meeting. i think that what we heard reported -- i can't express our gratitude enough to all of you for taking the time. i think these periodic meetings are the communication catalyst that we are and underscored what we came here to talk about. it was so wonderful to hear from everyone and understand that we are integrated and that we are dedicated to the same goal of connected communities and to see through the presentations how everything we're doing is for all sectors and all san francis franciscoans that live and work here and we're working together to make our city resilient and
prepared and engaged. so thank you. thank you, everyone. >> thank you. one thing announcement for hopefully everyone in this room doesn't need it, but for members of the public that may be watching, a reminder to sign up for alert sf to get all the information that you need for day-to-day information and emergencies, but certainly when we have a significant event. it will be a way in which we can communicate with you. i hope to see many of you at fleet week next week. have a great day.
>> i came to san francisco in 1969. i fell in love with this city and and this is where i raised my family at. my name is bobbie cochran. i've been a holly court resident for 32 years. i wouldn't give up this neighborhood for nothing. i moved into this apartment one year ago. my favorite thing is my kitchen. i love these clean walls. before the remodeling came along, the condition of these apartments had gotten pretty bad, you know, with all the
mildew, the repairs. i mean you haven't seen the apartment for the program come along. you wouldn't have believed it. so i appreciate everything they did. i was here at one point. i was. because i didn't know what the outcome of holly court was going to be. you know, it really got -- was it going to get to the point where we have to be displaced because they would have to demolish this place? if they had, we wouldn't have been brought back. we wouldn't have been able to live in burn. by the program coming along, i welcome it. they had to hire a company and they came in and cleaned up all the walls. they didn't paint the whole apartment, they just cleaned up the mildew part, cleaned up and straighted it and primed it. that is impressive. i was a house painter.