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sanctuary laws are protecting people from regressive actions, and i can't oppose them, and i also oppose angela alioto's proposed measure against the sanctuary laws. >> thank you very much. mr. mar. >> as a son of immigrants and a long-time community leader in our immigrant communities in the bay area, this issue is deeply personal to me. i fully support our sanctuary s city law, and i think it's very important in the current political climate that on a national level, the trump administration is really using immigrants as a foil and targets, and whipping up a lot of antiimmigrant sentiment that's creating a divisive
community. i was the executive director of the chinese progression association for 15 years, supporting chinese families to improve their living and working conditions. i served as the northern california director of the citizenship project which encouraged voter participation and registration in our region. so i would support and protect our immigrants. >> thank you very much. mr. mcneil. >> i love the sunset because of its diversity and immigration is a part of that. i would just echo everything mr. mar said. i think it's important to remember sanctuary city, what people are talking about is if
you're just picked up, suspected of something, and then you're carted off to i.c.e. that's not the job of our police. if you're a victim of domestic violence, if you want to help inform the police and solve the crime, you should feel comfortable going to the police and not fear being locked up. just because we're fighting donald trump and standing for social justice, there are some places where there are shades of gray. one is for example our participation in the joint terrorism task force. there are ways -- and we are not part of that. that's why the sfpd had no idea what was happening when we were almost attacked on pier 39. i think we need to find ways to cooperate when it makes sense, to hold our values, and to find a due process way to protect immigrants. >> thank you. mr. murphy? >> unfortunately. a lot of the talk of sanctuary
cities misses the context that it comes from. angela alioto wasn't quite getting the attention she thought she deserved, and she was the author of the sanctuary city policy, so she staged a press conference and said i want to close this loophole. and actually, sent a ballot measure to elections, which was terrible. it would have allowed any -- any law enforcement officer to pick anybody off the street and hand them over to i.c.e., which sounds a lot like profiling which sounds counter to san francisco values. later she fixed it, once we called her out on it and said you're a civil rights lawyer. you shouldn't have done it. we have a civil rights policy in effect. we are a sanctuary city, and we should protect those, including some of those are among the youngest border crossers, some
of whom are my students at sfusd. >> thank you very much. now we're going to talk about something that affects not only the sunset but affects us citywide. over the years for many reasons, we've seen an increase in wildfires around the state, and the probability of us suffering a significant earthquake here in san francisco, if you listen to the news, it's imminent. what are your needs on new earthquake or require resistant systems or infrastructure to address that fact of life here in the city? >> thank you for that question. right now, our awss water system was built in 1913. only the northeast corner of san francisco has enough fire
protection to take care of itself. the entire west side is not protected. the last big main runs through 19th avenue, and it serves the areas east of there. if there was an earthquake, there would be 100 fires that break out on the west side, and we don't have the infrastructure. we have 32 cisterns. there's one on my block. you need two pumps, one to pump the water out, and another one to pump it into the fire. we only have six hook and ladder trucks. that's not nearly enough. six fires can be put out, or three fires can be put out, and we can have 100 break out here. we have to improve the systems so we can include water coming from the ocean and lake merced, so i encourage getting the infrastructure rapidly fixed up. >> thank you very much.
miss basan. >> thank you. mr. tom and i were at a forum just a few nights ago where we went overall of this about the a awss, which is the auxiliary water supply system. so i echo everything that mr. tom said, but i would piggyback on what he said, and i would add this, this issue of an earthquake happening imminently, and the resulting fires is an extremely good reason not to increase building density, not to have four and five and six story buildings in the sunset, on any corridor, transit or otherwise. it's also a good argument not to encourage accessory dwelling units. when the big one comes, we are not going to have enough food or water, and i hope that you are not going to rely on your government to take care of you,
and i hope you are all aware of 72hour.com. this is reasons to improve the awss and take the administration of the p.u.c. and give it back to the fire department who is the expert on this issue. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. mr. kim? >> so it's clear that it's not just our emergency infrastructure that's outdated. we have a lot of public service infrastructure that needs replacing. we have storm drains that go straight out to the bay or to the ocean, and we have our drinking water hooked up to irrelevaigation systems. it's clear that the entire infrastructure needs an overhaul, and that becomes more dire at the risk of a major geological event threatens us. that might happen at any moment, so i agree with mr. tom
. >> thank you very much. and mr. mcneil? >> i definitely would favor the community approach. i'm a nert, you can look that up, and i think the system does need repairing. the west side of town is not prepared for a major emergency, and we need to do something about that. generally, i think this has to do with how we treat infrastructure in the city. we do a terrible job. there are some thing that's we need to do -- some things that we need to do, and i think i mentioned about fixing policy in the long-term. politicians want to get their name on something or pass a resolution, but what happens is
they're not thinking 20 years down the lines. we've got $2.4 billion in maintenance fees that are identified that are current. one of the solutions, we could be moving towards a real estate developed model. the g.s.a. at the federal level does this, and i think it's something that san francisco could easily implement for practical policy solutions on infrastructure. >> thank you very much. mr. murphy? >> yeah. we need to take a close look at all of our infrastructure systems in the sunset. not just our emergency systems, but our delivery systems, which is mixing toxic groundwater into our potable supply. also our sewer systems, which every time it rains dumps raw sewage into the pacific ocean. these are not hall marks of a green city, not the hall marks of a future focused government. in terms of readiness for an
emergency, i believe our firds responders -- first responders do need our support. luckily, i live down the street from a fire station. i'm thankful for that. instead of show pony projects, we need to come together and support our first responders. that's the most significant way, and take the -- take away from the p.u.c., which is enterprise agency, the ability to dictate which infrastructures prioritized. >> thank you so much. and mr. win? >> i think we can all agree that climate change is real. i could have to echo the sentiments of all my colleagues over here next to me in regards to their concerns for the west side and the city. i am supportive of the improvements of the seawall and the master plan that's happening down at ocean beach to protect our seawall, as
well. water wars, i mean, they're coming. quite frankly, we really have to improve our nert training, as well, and the infrastructure, and that includes working with pg&e, with their lines out here, which i think are super arre archaic. the big one is coming, and i think we need to review our processes and ensure that everything is correct and in order. >> thank you very much. okay. and our next question, what is the major industry if not the major industry in san francisco is tourism. and one issue that we're having now, and if you walk the streets of san francisco, you probably see broken glass as you're walking along the street. so the question is, do you believe there should be harsher criminal penalties for crimes such as break-ins or do you
feel there's another way we can address this issue to reduce this type of crime? and we're going to start with miss basan. >> proposition 47, which was a california state initiative ballot, has been a disaster because it reduced the category of car break-ins from a felony to a misdemeanor, which whas simply encouraged the criminal element. that's why car break-ins have sky rocketed to 30,000 last year. the criminals are coming -- a lot of them are coming from outside the jurisdiction of san francisco. they take b.a.r.t. over, and they know where to target tourists. this sends a sorry message to the rest of the world that san francisco cannot protect tourists when they come here. i do favor harsher penalties for criminals.
i think proposition 47 should be overturned and that these crimes should be reclassified as the felonies that they were originally. and i think that the city could do a much better job in terms of having some sort of ambassador program, fully staffed at all tourist sites 24-7 to protect the tourists. >> thank you very much. mr. kim? >> i'm not a fan of increasing penalties being a deterrent to crime. part of that is because if we're not even catching the criminals, how are we -- why would the penalty matter to them? and the problem is a lot of our police officers are wasting their time downtown busting the homeless when they should be patrolling the streets in every neighborhood. and that's what we need, we need more police presence, we need police engagement with the community. if the officer knows neighborhood, then people in the neighborhood are less
likely to commit a crime because they know their authority figure. the more engaged the police are with the community, the less likely they are also to be perceived as a threat of violence and more as a community leader, and that's what we need, just better community leadership overall to watch over our streets in a joint effort. >> thank you. mr. mar. >> i work down in civic center and kind of at ground zero of those crime problems, and i've had my car broken into a number of times, so i certainly would agree that we need to do a much better job of addressing auto burglaries in our city. and one idea that i have that i would like to push for is the creation of a citywide auto burglary unit that's just focused citywide because right now there's staff from the
different district stations that are focused on the issue, that we have a district wide auto burglary unit that can develop a more comprehensive strategic approach to the problem. it would also free up our district station staff to focus on the neighborhood and district issues. beyond that, i just wanted to say on public safety overall, we all deserve to feel safe in our homes without fare of crime disrupting our communities. for then suite district, i would -- the sunset district, i would really prioritize strategies that build relationships between the law enforcement and communities they serve, and focus on more multilingual staff. >> thank you. mr. mcneil? >> the first place i lived in was across from golden gate park, and my car was broken into four times in there. i am glad that the sfpd has
started having district focus on this, and we actually have seen a decrease in property crime like that with police staffing, so one obvious place to start that would differentiate me from other members of the current board of supervisors is i'm in favor of police staffing. we are technically actually are at full police staffing, except that was at levels designed in 1994. i'm proud to have the police officers association union endorsement, and there are other things that we can do. like miss basan said, there's organized crime of this. most car break-ins are by people who do this again and again and again. wherever you are on prop 47 aside, if you have -- someone's part of a crime ring like this, you are missing the point. we need to punish people who are serial car breakers. >> thank you very much. mr. murphy? >> i believe in community based policing, not broken windows
policing. stable communities are safe communities. my street used to have 40 families on it, 40 families. now there's, like, six. airbnb complaints on both ends of the street. so we need to stablize our communities, and i earlier mentioned a number of ways we can do that. in terms of tourism, i think what we're headed toward is another sort of generia, with little pockets of san francisco that's recognizable, like the painted ladies and the golden gate bridge. i'd like to preserve the entire city, the unique, rich fabric of our neighborhoods. and community policing, there used to be beat cops in north beach who looked like beat cops. i'd like to see more of those characters on our streets. in terms of auto break-ins, i don't believe -- they dropped
40% in the last count. it's dog whistle politics. >> thank you very much. mr. win? >> yeah. the tourist industry is a big industry in the industry, and what i notice is tourists, they look at the fact that we have dirty streets, the homeless issue is not a purported 10,000 homeless issue, it's more of a 15,000 person issue. we're losing conventions, as well. but i'm more concerned about our residents and the protection of our residents and the safety of our residents. we have 30,000 break-ins of property crimes a year, and i think in the last couple of years, we only had 13 convictions. that's unacceptable. and while sfpd talks about a task force and decreasing those numbers, i think we could do a
lot better. i do support increased police beats and the walking of beats, and then, i also support police staffing to the mandated level, as well. i do agree with trevor in that capacity. >> thank you very much. mr. tom? >> i know we have a lot of tourists in san francisco, but i don't see them coming to, like, quintara or yorba to look around. what i see is people coming out to the sunset thinking it's an easy pickings place because people don't complain and they're breaking into cars out here, and that is more of a concern to the residents. i started a safe neighborhood watch group that gave people more confidence to report crimes, and now, we have on-line something called nextdoor that gives people an awareness of the crimes that are going on. i would like to see individual
cameras and merchant cameras linked to the police system, and see more community policing. and if the -- as it was mentioned earlier, full police staff goes from 1600 to 2,000, that would help increase our safety here. public safety is paramount for residents and families in the sunset. thank you. >> thank you very much. one of the hot topics this year has been campaign financing, so we're going to ask the question -- or the question was asked, i guess, how will you be funding your campaign and what's your philosophy on campaign financing, and we're going to start with mr. kim. >> we have a lot of dark money in politics, even in san francisco where we have probably some of the stronger campaign finance law. and, you know, even though we're limited to $500 perdonation, somehow, we have candidates who come in with,
you know, .5 million. i'd like to see more public financing available at a lower level, but on top of that, you know, i would like to see more accountability coming from the ethics commission to track where these donations are coming from. personally, i have a very people-based campaign, so i'm not taking any corporate dollars in my campaign at all. >> thank you very much. and mr. mar? >> i -- i'm proud to have qualified for the city's public financing matching program, and through that, i've agreed to a voluntary spending cap of $250,000, and i'm able to get city matching funds for my campaign. by qualifying, we've been able to show that i -- or my campaign or i have broad base support, i'm in the neighborhood in the city from a large range of small,
individual donors, so that's a key part of my campaign. i do want to say, though, that the city's public financing program does need to be looked at in how it's being implemented because i do think the fact that a number of candidates, my colleagues, were not able to qualify for public financing. it was very problematic, and a lot of it was because of the poor way that the program's been implemented. so yeah, i guess i would really support efforts to improve our city's public financing program and make sure all candidates are able to have the necessary information to apply. >> thank you very much, and mr. mcneil? >> there's too much money in san francisco politics. we'll stop, period. i'm the only one up here who's run for office before. i was elected to the democrat central committee when i was in 24, in 2006. i did it by working hard. i believe there is a
diminishing level of returns when it comes to money in politics. i don't know how many mailers you got in the last mayoral election, but hey, here i am, here's why you should consider voting for me. the inundation of special groups that only exist to prop up their person, that kind of thing, i think is bad for san francisco. i'm naive. i like politics. i think it's a great chance to learn from voters and be represented and do wonderful things for your community. it's like community service, but the amount of money that's spent on politics is ridiculous. i'm proud to run a grassroots campaign. i'm just going to be knocking on your door with a door happeninge hanger, and that's it. >> thank you very much. mr. murphy? >> yeah. our last candidate took over
$200,000 associated with the real estate industry. in her second campaign, she ran unopposed and took $100,000 from the same people. that money obviously didn't buy votes, it bought access. i think it behooves voters to be informed and look at where the money's coming from in campaigns. the one that's run here is going to be well funded. my colleague, mr. mar, has a not for profit and can tap that network for donations. my donations come from friends, family, neighbors, people who support me. and i actually have some pluk. i ran for green -- pluck. i ran for green party. i did so successfully without being visited by a developer and visited by the f.b.i. >> thank you. >> so -- thank you.
>> thank you. mr. win? >> we've seen recently how the mayoral race went. it got dirty with certain candidates not signing pledges of not accepting certain expenditures. this is a supervisorial race, smaller race. 70,000 people. i did qualify for public financing, but the ethics commission makes it very difficult to meet certain thresholds, and because of that, you're not playing with house money and city money and be given an opportunity to compete competitively. i've run for profit and nonprof nonprofit campaigns in the city for the last 17 years, so i understand what it means. there's 70,000 people out here -- the candidate with the most amount of money and most amount of support and
endorsements doesn't necessarily win. it's about pounding the pavement and going door to door, so in that capacity, i look forward to the next 58 days. >> thank you very much. mr. tom? >> i'm in the same boat as many of my other colleagues here. i am not going to get public financing, and i'm not depending on it. i think that money could be better spent on city services. i'm going to go the old fashioned way, meeting people in the community. i'm getting my fund raising from other constituents, neighbors, residents, family, and i'm going to work the old fashioned way, meeting people at meet-and-greets, door knocking, calling you, if you don't mind, so i'll look forward to seeing you out there. >> thank you very much. and ms. basan? >> this is my first campaign. i am not a professional
politician, so the first thing i did was get some how to books. i learned because i was new to politics, i had no name recognition. and the advice was go door to door. knock on everyone's door and introduce yourself, and that is exactly what i have been doing. i am very proud to say that i have covered many of the precincts already, and have met many of you, either by miyself or by the door hangers i left you. i believe i am running neck and neck with mr. mar in terms of funding. i am not going to be getting public financing, so i am doing this from my house. that's my campaign headquarters. i have no office, i have no professional staff, i am not wasting any money, and if i were your supervisor, i wouldn't waste your money,
either. i am very frugal, and that's how i'm running my campaign. >> okay. thank you very much. okay. ladies and gentlemen, this will be our last question. and i think it will give us more -- we've gotten an idea how the candidates think and who they are, but this'll give us even more of an idea. so candidates, we're going to star with mr. mar. could you give us your vision of your city and for the sunset district, and could you tell us in light of what programs or projects you've worked on in the district or in the city to make it a better place. so we're going to start with mr. mar. >> i moved to san francisco actually 30 years ago as a young person just after graduating from u.c. berkeley, and then my wife and i move today the sunset district 13 years ago, as i said, to raise my daughter here.
a lot of what attracted me as a young person 30 years ago really fills that risk of being radically changed right now due to the affordability crisis and the dramatic changes that are playing out in our city. this has motivated me to shift from being a community leader and nonprofit executive director for the past few decades to seek a leadership position here in district four, and it's to ensure that san francisco can continue to be a place where anyone, regardless of income or social condition, to live, to work, to raise a family, to retire with dignity. this is also why i've been working on these conditions as a community organizer for 25 years. >> thank you very much. mr. mcneil? >> my vision of the sunset and the city is visionary.
it's where i live and work, and it's where i brought my children home from the hospital. it's where i want them to live. it's at the heart of sort of all my passions and policies. you know, i think this -- we need to have strong communities. i used to be on the board of the inner sunset parks board association. i think we need to have people with deep roots here. my first teaching job was at l lawton, and i also think understanding how government works is important. i'm running a grassroots campaign. i am an outsider. i don't work in city hall, but i do have experience in politics. i do have experience in representing district four in city hall, so i think there is a level of which that my biography, my backgrounds, my hopes for my family's future, and my skill set and recess may are enough to make me a supervisor if i'm lucky enough to get elected.
>> thank you. mr. murphy? >> yeah. my experience is typical of someone who's invested in ecology. it's a seventh generation vision. right now, our city is being sold out to the highest bidder. land use economics is the biggest crisis we face. this is where i surf. this is where i run. this is where my son and i play basketball. i envision a place where he could return, to this neighborhood. i love it here. this is the dream that i've had, and i've lived here for -- in san francisco for over 20 years. i don't see a future here for myself. i don't see a future here for my son. i don't see a future here for the sfusd's youngest students unless we take it back. we need an independent hard
nosed legislator who's not connected to city hall, who's not connected to the machine, and i'll be that lejs laytor. >> thank you. -- legislator. >> thank you. mr. win? >> san francisco is a first world city with third world problems. bureaucrats love to have excuses in the city. and i grew up in the city, went to holy, went to s.i. it's a different san francisco now. it's always been a changing san francisco, but we've got to fight for the every day people in san francisco, which we're losing. middle class families can't afford to live here anymore, and i want to be a part of leading san francisco to ensure that we are still diverse. we can't continue to give break to see lyft and uber -- breaks
to lyft and uber, and hopefully we can continue to build a better san francisco with everybody involved. >> thank you very much. mr. tom? >> my family first came to san francisco in 1851. i'm born in san francisco, i'm a native. i live here, and i moved here after berkeley because i wanted to come back to the city that i called home, the place that i love. i met my wife here, who's also a san francisco native, and our kids were born here. we live in the sunset and attend lawton school here in the sunset. i'm hoping that they can stay here for another generation and have the life that we've had the privilege to living in this city, but it's looking more difficult all the time. what have i done in this neighborhood that i love it so much? i've founded a group that rebuilt the playground that's become a community center. also in terms of the library that's around there, and in the city, i've served on three
commissions. i might be the only candidate that's done so, the immigrants right commission, the taxi commission, and two templs on the assessment -- terms on the assessment appeals board. i have the experience in city hall, and i currently work as a city auditor. i understand the situations very well. i look forward to working for you. >> thank you. ms. basan? >> my vision for san francisco is this: i used to be proud to tell people i'm from san francisco, and now i'm embarrassed. i don't want it to be known. i would like it to go back to the way it was when i could be proud to say i'm from san francisco. i'm from a world class city. i invite you to come. but right now as it is, it's a cess pool. it's filthy, disgusting, and it's dangerous. if i am supervisor, i am going to vote no on the policies that keep perpetuating those
problems and are keeping us down trodden? are you afraid to go downtown? i'm tired of wearing work boots to civic center because i don't know what i'm going to step in. this is my vision, to bring it back to where it's clean and beautiful. i've spent any entire career to fighting for my clients. if i'm elected supervisor, i will fight for you and your quality of life. >> thank you very much. mr. kim? >> i moved to the bay area ten years ago from the chicago area. i also went to the university of illinois at urbana-champaign. growing up in the midwest, it's hard to fit in when you're not your typical midwest cookie cutter person. but i found a home here in the bay area, here in san
francisco, and because of the diversity, i feel it's home. and we're in trouble of losing that diversity to gentrification and homogenous tech broke culture. it's our least privileged people who are being forced out, and those are the people that i want to see stay. i want to see a place where everyone can live, not just rich people, and everyone has a home, and people are paid wages that can fulfill reasonable living costs. and it might be a pipe dream, but that's what i'm going to fight for. >> thank you very much. and now, ladies and gentlemen, we've come to the candidates' closing statements. so let me first remind you, if you are not registered to vote, please do so right away and urge others you know to
register also. if you move, you need to reregister again at your new address. now i've said my thing. thank you very much. we will do the closing statements in reversal if a bet c -- reverse alphabetical order, and remember that you have one minute, and we'll start with mr. tom, closing statement. >> thank you. i love san francisco, and the sunset is my home. i'm like you. i'm raising my family, and we have multigenerational deep roots. i want to see it that seniors have activities to do, young children, and the next generation. that two workers families can have services where they can have activities enriching for their kids while they're at school and after school. these are just the common-sense things that i'm looking for for all of us, the residents.
my door is always open. i want to know what your needs and concerns are because those are my needs, those are the needs of the community, and i hope to serve you well. thank you. >> thank you very much. mr. win? >> as a sunset native and community advocate and organizer, i've attended hundreds -- hundreds of community meetings. i know who you are, i know where you live, where you eat. this is -- this is just -- we are the sunset, and quite frankly, we're fighting for the soul of san francisco. i've -- for years, 20 years or so, been a consultant or campaign manager. worked my up as a field director, and had an opportunity to meet bill clint and obama, and fortunate enough to learn from a lot of great individuals and leaders in san francisco, including gavin newsom and fiona mah.
we all remember what happened in the sunset district with the whole residency issue. i hope to lead the sunset in a very positive way and connect and work with both moderates and progressives because i worked on both campaigns and both sides of the ledger, and hopefully i'm a uniter in that capacity. i look forward to meeting everybody door to door, and please take a look at my website, swanforfour. >> thank you. mr. murphy? >> yeah. we really need to step back from our series of appointed incumbents in the sunset. we've been abandoned to city hall politics for so long, most residents are checked out.
they don't want to vote. i as supervisor will operate under a new model for transparency and governance. you'll know what my opinions are -- decisions are before i vote. you'll hear me at community advisory boards, that i'll stage. right now, we don't have the budget for that, but we'll do it any way. i will hear your input into the planning process so that together, we can help temper the problems that we have with big money in real estate and tech, which place our community at risk, at risk for being turned into another generia. i don't want to see that happen, i will not allow it. thank you. >> thank you very much. mr. mcneil. >> most important question to ask us is why we're running for office, and i think most of us would say the same thing. we love san francisco, we care about the issues, and we love
helping people. my love for san francisco is deep. i'm a native san franciscan. i love helping people. i am a public teacher. i also like being service outside of the classroom. that's why when katey tang wanted somebody to sit on a community advisory board, i raised my hand. when it comes to caring about these issues, it might be corny, but i have three kids under four. clean streets isn't an abstract idea for me. quality schools, affordability aren't abstract to me. i really care about the sunset, i really care about the city, and i hope that you'll consider voting for me for one of your three votes. i have been endorsed by community leaders like doug chan and ron dudam, so i think i am of the sunset, i am of san francisco, and i would be very honored to receive your vote. thank you so much. >> thank you very much.
mr. mar. >> so again, i've been a community leader and a nonprofit executive director for over 25 years in the city. i've led efforts to create policy and -- on issues of importance to working people, families, seniors and students, i am a leader in the -- i was a leader in the campaign for state city college, and freetor all residents -- free for all residents. i've also created policy and led efforts to expand services for seniors and people with disabilities, including creating the support at home program, so i'm bringing my decades of experience to address the critical issues facing our neighborhood and our city. i think about my daughter and whether she and her friends will be able to afford to live in the city that they're being raised in. i also think of my daughter coming to visit me at the office, at the hotel union worker's office in the tenderloin, stepping over
needles on the sidewalks, and so many of our community members living on the streets. i believe we can solve these krit kill issues, and -- critical issues, and i would bring the leadership to tackle that from day one. thank you. >> thank you very much. mr. kim? >> so -- so somehow, out of all the candidated that are qualified, i've been in this race the longest. even though i don't have an great work history as some of these other history, somehow mike murphy and i have challenged the incumbents and changing the status quo. we've had a history of supervisors and administration that give tax breaks to big tech and to real estate developers, and you know, that needs to stop. we need to cut the money out of
san francisco's politics and give power back to the people. and that's what we're standing for, and, you know, we have a rampg choice voting system, so -- rank choice voting system, so it doesn't have to be vote for your favorite. vote for your three favorites who give your voice back -- like, put your voice back in city hall. >> thank you very much, and miss basan. >> i've lived in san francisco since 1960, and i have been a homeowner with my husband in the sunset on noriega street for 25 years. you sat here today, thank you very much, and you heard my answers. i have answered every question very directly. you know my opinions, and you know where i stand on the issues, and i have not said what i think will get me votes, but what i believe, and you know now what i believe. i'm a fighter. i have been all my fight.
i've had adversities in childhood. i worked my way through college, university and high school, and in my career as a lawyer, i've fought for each and every client. i am the best voice for district four. i am a strong voice, i'm a tough negotiator, i am not a puppet, and i am not a pushover. you know that i will put your interests first at city hall. i will bring a balance to the board of supervisors of common sense. thank you. >> thank you very much. and now, i ask all of you, please give a great round of applause to all these persons who want to be your representative in district four. [applause] >> and now, on behalf of myself, the sunset park side education and action committee, coalition for san francisco
neighborhoods, and the league of women voters of san francisco, our thanks to the candidates for participating and unfortunately, and you might have noticed that there was one empty chair. miss jessica ho unfortunately could not attend this morning, although i'm sure she probably wanted to. but thanks to each of you for taking time to inform yourself about your choices on november 6. have a great rest of your saturday, go home safely, have a good time, enjoy. thank you very
francisco. >> my name is fwlend hope i would say on at large-scale what all passionate about is peace in the world. >> it never outdoor 0 me that note everyone will think that is a good i know to be a paefrt. >> one man said i'll upsetting the order of universe i want to do since a good idea not the order of universe but his offered of the universe but the ministry sgan in the
room chairing sha harry and grew to be 5 we wanted to preach and teach and act god's love 40 years later i retired having been in the tenderloin most of that 7, 8, 9 some have god drew us into the someplace we became the network ministries for homeless women escaping prostitution if the months period before i performed memorial services store produced women that were murdered on the streets of san francisco so i went back to the board and said we say to do something the number one be a safe place for them to live while he worked on changing 4 months later we were given the building in january of 1998 we opened it as a safe
house for women escaping prostitution i've seen those counselors women find their strength and their beauty and their wisdom and come to be able to affirmative as the daughters of god and they accepted me and made me, be a part of the their lives. >> special things to the women that offered me a chance safe house will forever be a part of the who i've become and you made that possible life didn't get any better than that. >> who've would know this look of this girl grown up in atlanta will be working with produced women in san francisco part of the system that has abused and expedited and obtain identified
and degraded women for century around the world and still do at the embody the spirits of women that just know they deserve respect and intend to get it. >> i don't want to just so women younger women become a part of the the current system we need to change the system we don't need to go up the ladder we need to change the corporations we need more women like that and they're out there. >> we get have to get to help them. >> food in san francisco isn'
are doing really good work 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 . >> supervisor fewer: the meeting will come to forward. this is a special meeting of the budget and finance committee. i am supervisor sandra lee fewer, the chairman of this committee. i am joined by supervisor stefani and supervisor katey tang. supervisor malia cohen is excused from today's meeting. can