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worldwide to protect firefighters by having a standard for the radios that are being used in emergencies. kudos to you for leading that effort and making it happen. we look forward to that standard being approved by the nfpa. ok. no other questions. chief nicholson, will you please come up. give us your administrative report. welcome. >> thank you. good evening. i'm the deputy chief of administration, janine nicholson on my report from the ministry tip side. i would like to first thank commissioner covington for spearheading that meeting yesterday. i thought it was super helpful for me to have that interaction
with you all. i am sort of -- on sort of a less formal manner. thank you for that. so up just briefly with my administrative divisions, we conducted 50 promotional and permanent physicals in multiple ranks. at 83 drug and alcohol tests, all negative. the assignment office, the annual seniority list has been issued and vacancy bids will be happening soon, including at the airport. for appointments and promotions, we promoted five captains permanently. eleven h. for inspectors, and 13 acting inspectors. so once those captives clear, then we will be able to bump up some lieutenants which is always nice. the want 22nd class completed
their probation this month -- the 122nd class completed their probation. they passed all their test, physical, manipulative, and written. i believe there are 43 of them in that class. the retirements for september, we only had three. one lieutenant lieutenant and two firefighters. the chief spoke about future hiring and about the bump up class, the e.m.s. bump up class. they are currently doing their right outs. these are the people that are going from e.m.t. to paramedic or from firefighter, firefighter paramedic. their ride outs are on the ambulance and they are doing for several weeks as sort of an intern. they have a preceptor and someone evaluating them and making sure all the proper patient care is done. they should be all completed. there are 23 of them that have made it through thus far. they should be completed next
friday, october 5th and start work on october 6th as paramedics. that is good news. support services. we spoke a little bit about this yesterday at the retreat. we spoke about facility requests and how d.p.w. is handling them. and so there were 188 facility requests in the month of august. during that timeframe, we closed out 135. so as you can see, we are still getting more in the then are being completed. so we are continuing to work with d.p.w. but that also is more water for us to recommend -- more fodder for us to recommend our own internal candidates. we keep an eye on that number every month. from the bureau of equipment, we did receive five land rigs from
the state. we have eight we can deploy which really reduces the impact and wear and tear on the front line breaks and the ability to help other departments, other areas in california, as well as ourselves when the disaster hits we will have those available for deployment within the city as well, which is great. as we have spoken about before, we have ordered six fire engines they have pump, tank, and toes. they have been ordered and fabrication has started. that is due at the end of this year. the chief is in the process of ordering for more suvs from the chief and rescue captains. five engines and two trucks. and he has also completed new specs for jet skis and we are just waiting approval from
central shop on those specs. chief rivera, also what we're talking about yesterday, they are working on a new m.o.u. to cover some of the issues that we spoke about yesterday when i mentioned if we bring our rig down there and they fixed it and then it breaks again, the next day we get charged twice. he is including language like that in the m.o.u. that is a work in progress. but we definitely have our eye on that kind of stuff. for our facilities, the deployment facility, f. jay amoroso won the bid and they have a notice to proceed for october 22nd. it is scheduled for opening 2020 and the budget for that facility is 30.4 million. october 22nd is that notice to proceed. the chief spoke about the aws s. and we had a meeting with the
p.u.c. it included conversations about interim measures because the auxiliary water supply system serves part of the city right now and needs to be expanded. however, that will take a lot of funding and many years. so we talked about what are some possibilities for us in the interim. and we already have some of those things in place. we have hose tenders. but we would like to get some more hose tenders in place. and just so you no, the current hose tenders do not pump. they strictly supply and carry hose on them. our new hose tenders, what we would like to get is a hose tender. i will put a picture up here for you. you might have to help me. that is one from new york. they call them their satellite rigs. it has a pump.
what we would like to have as a pump. about 5,000 feet of hose. as well as, we would like it to be four-wheel-drive. so it can actually get through the roads after an earthquake and we could deploy these throughout the city. just as an interim measure while we are waiting for all of aws as to be completed. it is just some information for you. nothing has happened with this yet. but just so you have an understanding of what it is. one person would be able to deploy this. you don't need a crew of four people which is also pretty impressive. >> we had our ppe contract awarded for cleaning and maintenance and for new p.p.e.
and chief rivera and his guys worked really hard on that. mes is the people who have the new contract. it is morning pride which is our new p.p.e. and then moving on to the training division, the 122nd class completed their one year and the 124th class completed their six-month testing. for in-service training, both can't combine, suppression and e.m.s., we did more than 5,000 hours of training in august. on the suppression side, we did flat roof ventilation operation and rescue technician. it was a class that was donated. wildfire module and building construction, and on the e.m.s. side, we did rescue training,
narcan administration, which is what they use for people who have overdosed on opioids. that is not just an a.l.s. scale , a paramedic skill, but all firefighters can now administer that. they also did advanced cardiac life support and e.m.s. fire ground safety. when they interact with us with fires and the like. lots of training going on. and then for a special project, the officers' academy is coming up. we are hoping for october 15th for the starting date. we will send you all formal invitations if you would like to attend any of the days. i know you can't all come at once. you will have to work that out amongst yourselves. but we would love to see you there if you ever want to come. we will get you the schedule and what is being taught.
and to thank chief sato for his work on that. the fire reserves, 257 hours of drills and volunteer work. and commander philip buckley does a lot with them. he is to be appreciated. they continue to work hard. they had 21 events, classes and outreach presentations in august they also had, august 29th, commissioner -- commissioners might be interested. they had a class on psychological first aid. and they are also working in coordination with chief cochrane on battalion control. i don't know if you all
understand what battalion control is, do you? ok. battalion control is what we would use in the event of a large-scale disaster if either the radio communications go down or if the 911 system is so overwhelmed that they just can't manage to dispatch calls and take calls. so what battalion control does for us is, each battalion chief is in charge of their own battalion and all the rigs and dispatches within that battalion so it is something we have to practice. because it is not something we do regularly. so we practised it so we will be ready for a large-scale disaster but they have been really helpful with that and chief cochrane is now working with them on that. so there will be an october drill with them and we will also work with battalion control stuff.
homeland security. as chief hayes-white said, i was at a dinner to honor chief cochrane. i got to see him in civilian clothing. that might be the first time since you have been in that position that i have seen you in civilian clothing, but he was honoured for his response to 911 in new york city. there were 11 of you that went. but there were only four of them that we're honoured that night. three active firefighters. that was a good evening. as you may know, fleet week starts this friday. they have been hard at work on the event action plan for that. and coordinating with the military, the dem, it is a huge effort.
so but the eap helps ensure our accountability and the smooth operations. so there is a senior leader his seminar within fleet week and we will bring a photo for you next time, but our fuel unit that we use is going to be on the cover of that. what i mean by the fuel unit cat is we have a rake that brings fuel to the vehicles that are -- we have a rig that brings fuel to vehicles that cannot be moved so part of what chief cochrane and the d.e.m. works on his disaster planning. some of that involves, how will we refuel? anyway, that will be on therapeutic the boe shined it up -- that will be on there peerk the boe shined it up. i digress.
we had a weeklong incident management team class that falls into our disaster operations held at treasure island. a lot of members of the department attended on their own time. i know the chief went out there and spoke to them. these will be the people who will be responsible for assisting in running the department during a complicated at extended incident to. it may be used out in the field but they will be needing support by planning by logistics, by all sorts of other things. that is why the incident management team would do. during fleet week, there are several classes that we will be teaching. chief cochrane, along with another captain will be teaching a rescue system with the marines on tuesday. i know that veterans, our
veterans association will be serving lunch for about 70 military personnel that day. and then on october 1st, i think that is monday, they will be instructing a confined space on a u.s. navy ship at pier 3032 , which is pretty cool. we are really involved in all of fleet week. we have a big part on it on land and in
water. and one last thing i wanted to mention, i think the italian heritage parade, chief gonzalez just pointed out to me, it is a seventh, not the eight -- not the eighth. it is the sunday. thank you. that concludes my report for this evening. >> president cleaveland: thank you, chief nicholson. is there any public comment on this report? seeing none, public comment is closed. his.
>> commissioner veronese: can you send us more information, on the awards that chief cochrane received? >> absolutely his. >> commissioner veronese: i believe it was a battalion chief and who else was that? >> john sikora and jeff morano were the ones that were there. jeff is retired but there were other members that are still active, correct? and they also honored dan armenta who died of cancer a few years ago. but i can give you more
information on that his. >> commissioner veronese: i'm sure the full commission would like to learn more about that and these gentlemen and why they were honored to. thank you. >> absolutely. >> president cleaveland: thank you. >> commissioner hardeman: i will try to be brief. it was a good report on all the equipment. it looks like it is going in the right direction. good news. i don't know if this is you or chief gonzalez, but as i was goofing around, they had a
special about houses and fires on government tb. this is something i had not heard before until -- on government television. this is something i had not heard before until that night. everyone has been recommending to me about closing bedroom doors when you go to bed at night. >> close when you does. >> commissioner hardeman: the only problem is i have never heard anyone say that this is something you should do. you need a carbon monoxide monitor also in that room besides a smoke alarm. i had never heard that mentioned until the other night. i thought that was something -- if i did not hear it, and i am a commissioner, i thought it probably does not get out there that much. >> yeah, i don't know if you recall, we are talking about
this, the last commission meeting when we were talking about this to be severed that is what i am saying. you hear it but it never says don't just have a smoke alarm in that room, have a carbon monoxide detector as well. because that is nothing i have heard before. >> yeah, and those are useful when you have heaters and those kinds of things. if they are not burning everything completely, that is when you can get carbon monoxide carbon monoxide alarms are helpful. >> commissioner hardeman: the other think was, congratulations , all 43 from 122 class that started and finished. that is just wonderful. and all of those who finished under six months, there is no loss is. that is terrific. thank you. >> president cleaveland: thank you commissioner.
a couple of questions. the aws s., the new host tenders that you showed us a picture from new york, do you have any idea of how many we might need and how much they cost? >> how many we would need is still under discussion and under -- we are still evaluating that. but they could cost -- i think they would cost approximately $1 million each. >> president cleaveland: it is certainly a lot cheaper than billions to build the cisterns or what not. >> it will take a long time. whereas we could have these in place and a much shorter period of time to protect the city. >> president cleaveland: on the list of repairs you said that each of the fire houses, i suppose in chief rivera, at the request for repairs and whatnot, are those lists you can share
with the commission so we can get a slaver of the -- get a slaver -- get a slaver -- get a of the issues that are happening >> president cleaveland: madam secretary, kenney called the next item. >> clerk: item seven is the report on activities since flavour last meeting. >> president cleaveland: what is your pleasure? i do not see any names up. commissioner covington. >> commissioner covington: thank you, mr president, i wanted to thank you for all of your assistance and organizing of the retreat and helping me organize the retreat. and thank our commission secretary for her assistance as well.
i have heard from a few people regarding the retreat and they have been extremely complementary. i thought it was important. i thought it gave us an opportunity to talk about things that we don't ordinarily get a chance to talk about at length. we heard some new voices which i thought was a very important. it was a good give and take and i want to thank everyone who attended there were, of course, command staffers there peerk but then there were also some other members who contributed to what i think was a very rich exchange and thank you all very much and we will be following up. >> president cleaveland: we look forward to the report that will come out of that.
>> commissioner hardeman: i will try to be brief again. i took the streetcar down because i did not want to get stuck without a parking place. i arrived quite early and lit up a cigar. and right here, i watched a massive equipment. i had never seen anything like it. huge pieces of equipment bounding and digging with a crane. they were going like crazy. there are brand-new buses going by in the street is all torn up. people are heading over to the salesforce event tonight, the fundraiser. and reading that the supervisors just past the south of market, that new huge, 5,000 homes and big development, which is very progressive of them, unanimously
i am thinking, we have 170,000 people here. this is the hot hotspot in the world today. 170,000 people trying -- contributing to technology. we are in the building and it is all happening here. he said the greatest place, not only in the world, but may be in the universe, and how lucky we are. especially those spoiled brats, like me and the chief and joe, who were born here. what a place to be? and the salesforce made such
contributions to the city. there is a complaint about who he does business with but i don't get into that. i will not comment on that. it is amazing how we sit here going out tonight. we are in a technology advance spot. amazing. what a wonderful city and how great it is to be living here. what a place to be right now. >> president cleaveland: thank you. i feel better already. left monk -- [laughter] >> president cleaveland: is there any public comment on this item? seeing non, public comment is closed. madam secretary, would you cause -- call the next item. >> clerk: item eight is future agenda meetings. >> commissioner hardeman: we like to stick together as spoiled brats. [laughter] >> president cleaveland: s. or any public comment on this item? seeing non, public comment is
closed. commissioners? what is your pleasure? >> commissioner covington: i am sorry. my name must have been left up. >> president cleaveland: all right. >> clerk: would you like to currently read what is on the docket? we have peer support resolution, an m.o.u. with the geo tc, the drone policy update, the early case resolution on discipline cases, wild land committee presentation, an update on station five -- 516 and the training facility, update on location of new blue spokes, and homeless tracing. cancer prevention foundation update, public service announcements through s.f.
government television, asian firefighters association, and other employee group presentations. the chief's appraisal and strategic plan update. >> president cleaveland: thank you. >> commissioner veronese: i don't know if it is appropriate for a future meeting, but may be it is. we should keep our eye on ab 3115. i'm not sure if you are watching this, it is on the governor's desk right now. i believe it affects your department. i wanted to know and get an update by them and maybe have it -- maybe it won't be signed but it will be moot and maybe we'll get an update on how it affects the department. and then the commission retreat that we had earlier this week, i thought it was a great conversation. we had identified certain things in the time that we spent.
i imagine some future action items will come out of that. i look forward to that report as well. >> president cleaveland: thank you. i do believe we also need to put the expedited amendments to the disciplinary appeal process on the agenda and the review regarding additional employment. we need to put that on. and the chief's appraisal for us that is it. any further items from the commissioners? thank you, very much. called the next item. >> clerk: item nine, adjournment. >> president cleaveland: commissioner hardiman --
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hello, everyone. welcome to kelly cullen community. i'm an assistant manager here. we have a general manager and another assistant manager. kelly cullen community is located at golden gate and we are formally the ymca. we provide 172 efficiency studio units for chronically homeless people. we're glad to do so. we also have a health clinic downstairs, social workers on site, and also nurses. we thank you all for coming out. now we'd like to just welcome senator wiener. >> thank you, i want to thank the community for hosting us here today. this is an amazing facility and
amazing. this is a fantastic example of what san francisco is about. it's about helping our most vulnerable residents. helping people succeed and be housed and healthy. that is what the city of saint francis is about. i'm so proud to be a san francisco an and to represent this great city and the state senate. so, i first want to thank governor jerry brown, for signing senate bill 1045 into law. this bill is a significant step forward in taking a new approach to the epidemic of mental illness and severe drug addiction we see playing out on our streets every day. not just in san francisco but cities throughout this state. this is not progressive to sit
by while people unravel and die on our streets. to be clear, we are not talking about most homeless people. large majority of homeless people are not what this bill is about. this is about a small percentage of chronic homeless people, who are incapable of making decisions for themselves due to severe mental health and drug addiction issues. who are incapable of accepting services. we need to help these people and we need to stop just letting people unravel and die on our streets. the city of san francisco and other cities have told us, is that the current conservativeship laws in california, are not meeting the meets, particularly of people with severe drug addiction. people who are cycling in and out of the psyche of emergency room and they're backout on the
streets unraveling more and more. we need to help get these people into housing, into services, get people stable and healthy and do everything we can to get their lives on track and that is what senate bill 1045 is about. this is not about mass institutionalization. this is about really focusing on relatively limited number of people who are dying on our streets and helping to get them stable and into housing. i want to thank my colleague, assemblyman chiu for supporting this bill. i want to thank the city of san francisco, particularly mayor breed and supervisor mandelman. they have just been champions for this bill. they actually came up to sacramento to testify in committee in favor of the bill. they're that committed to it. and i know that they will work
hard to implement it. this is not the end of the road. this is going to be a long-term state-local partnership where we will work together to make sure that san francisco has the tools and resources that it needs to help our most vulnerable residents survive and thrive. so with that, it's my honor to bring up our great maryland mayn breed. >> the hon. london breed: thank you so much for your leadership. trying to address what we know ar major challenges, throughout our city, with people who struggle with mental illness. it's something that is going to require leadership from both local and state officials and senator scott wiener and david chiu have been moving forward incredible policies that will help us implement the things that will be important to addressing these issues. i want to thank governor jerry
brown for signing sb1045. i probably harassed him every single day until it was done. we didn't get the safe injection site bill signed but we are not going to give up hope. there's still work to be done in that effort. but this is a great first step. what wore doing here in san francisco is, we are working to begin the process of passing legislation, through the board of supervisors, so that we can implement this law right here in san francisco. i've already given directions to the department of aging and adult services. our human service agency and the department of public-health to begin working with the public defender, the district attorney office as well as the superior court so that we develop the right legislations here in san francisco to move it forward so we can implement this policy. i want to thank supervisor rafael mandelman for being a
supporter and champion in this effort. we know there are challenges. many of you know, today we announced we will be opening another 1,000 new shelter beds here in san francisco by the end of 2020. that is important. we have to build housing and no we're not building housing fast enough. we also need places for people to go because clearly, sleeping on the streets is not a humane situation right now here in our city. part of moving forward with providing more shelter beds also means making sure that we have more mental health stabilization beds for people as we move them through this system for the purposes of trying to get them conserved so they can live healthy and productive lives. this is not just trying to -- we're not just trying to force
someone into a situation. this is about helping people get healthy and stabilized. we all know what is happening here on our streets is unacceptable. currently, we're using our hospitals and our jails to cycle people with mental illness in and out of the hospitals, in and out of the jail systems and they are not getting healthy. they are not getting better. we need new solutions. we need bold leadership to move forward with the kinds of solutions that are going to be effective and deliver what we need. our next steps are to pass legislation. our next steps are to fund an open new mental health stabilization bed. our next step are to continue to work collaboratively in order to deliver what we know will make the difference on our streets. shelter beds, mental health stabilization beds, building housing, provided supportive services for people we know that are struggling here in our city
and dealing with the inequality gap that we know continues to persist, not only in san francisco but throughout the country. we are making -- this is a great, great step and i remember back in late january, early february, where we were at community housing partnership building the richardson apartments, which i absolutely love, 120 units of supportive housing for people who were normally homeless and struggle with mental illness. the perfect example of a place that we have in san francisco to help address many of these challenges and we have to open more places like that. more supportive services that are going to help us get people who are chronically mentally ill and suffering from homelessness off the streets into a safe environment and healthy. so that all of us in san francisco are thriving and no
one is left behind. i want to thank each and everyone of you for being here today. i'd like to introduce someone who is also been a champion in the assembly with so many incredible pushes for legislation, including making sure we build more housing and the state helps us in that effort. ladies and gentlemen, assembly member david chiu. >> thank you, very much. good morning. let me first start by thanking mayor breed for your bold and innovative leadership as we move forward in dealing with the intensity of the crisis that we've all experienced in recent years. today is a good day for san francisco. today is a good day for the city of saint francis. i want to thank so many folks responsible for moving sb1045 but of course the team behind me. starting with my colleague, who is both a physical and a figurative giant when it comes to moving forward important and
bold things, like this bill. a couple months ago, the team behind me came to the assembly judiciary committee i serve on. we explained that san francisco needs this. first, because people are dying on our streets. it is not humane to allow folks to die in the streets when we can do something in the city of saint francis. we know there are things we can do. there are services we can provide. there are roofs we can build. that's why this is so incredibly important. and one thing i also said to my colleagues, as they were looking at all of us as sa san franciscs is we represent the diversity. not just how we look but we represent diversity of views who all believe the same thing. that we have to saves the lives of folks dying on our streets. we also know that with sb1045, we're going to make a good step forward. it is not the last step. we need so many new things.
this is why mayor breed's announcement around a thousand shelter beds so incredibly exciting. i want to thank governor brown and our colleagues, not just for signing this bill, but for signing my bill that will create streamlining to build supportive housing in the state of california. gill gillman from community housing partnership, we've worked together in moving forward project for formerly homeless individuals that took years when they should have been entitled within months. our bill will make sure we get more done. if voters have their way in november, we'll have, with propositions 1 and 2, another $6 billion of funding coming from the state to build affordable housing and supportive housing for chronically homeless folks. we can do it. this is the city of saint francis and i'm proud to be part of this. with that, it is my honor to introduce the newest memberrest board of supervisors but someone who for his entire life has been
fighting to make sure we're addressing the challenges. rah y'alrafael mandelman, come . >> thank you. good morning, everybody. i want to start by thanking senator wiener, again, for your incredible work on this important piece of legislation at a time when the federal have left cities like san francisco to fend for ourselves in the face of a terrible homeless crisis. we're so lucky to have senators like senator wiener and assemblyman chiu. i also really want to thank mayor breed, for your commitment to implement sb105 so we have every tool possible in our toolbox. every san francisco an has had the experience of walking out our doors and seeing people who are clearly sick and unable to take care of themselves. as compassionate as san franciscans may be, it's not the job of neighbors to take care of people struggling from mental illness and substance abuse.
it's the job of the government to take care of those who cannot take care of themselves. sb1045 is not a panacea, it won't solve all problems. it shows the commitment of the city, of our legislative delegation in sacramento and us here in san francisco to make sure that sick and vulnerable people get the care that they need. we are just starting the local conversations. those who are skeptical about this legislation will be heard. there is going to be a robust process that engages providers and advocates but i think we can all agree that the status quo is not acceptable and that we need to get sick people off of our streets. we're going to have a conversation about assisted out patient treatment but at the end the day we ned inform move people off the streets and indoors. i also want to extend my great thanks to mayor breed, for recognizing that we need to invest more in shelter beds, more off ramping for people who are homeless.
no one should be living on our streets and no one should have to live on our streets and i know and i'm so grateful that mayor breed shares that tremendous commitment. i'm looking forward to doing this work with the folks behind me and the folks out here. i think we're going to make some real progress and we are going to show that san francisco is the city that knows how. with that, i would like to invite our next speaker, the c.e.o. of community housing partnership. [applause] >> thank you, supervisor. before i start i also want to thank senator wiener and mayor breed, who earlier in the year announced we were advancing this measure. community housing partnerships mission is to help homeless people become self-sufficient. what we know is that as individuals spend more and more time on our streets, without stable housing their conditions worsen. their health conditions are more chronic. their mental illness and
substance abuse is more chronic because it's harder and harder for them to seek services and treatment. this is one tool, this is one option, for a small group of people that can help really stabilize and change their lives. we also need treatment on demand. safe-injection sites, more shelter beds, and navigation cr and supporting housing all things that mayor breed, senator wiener and assembly member chiu are championing for. we know with the right levels of support, homeless individuals can stabilize, rebuild their lives, peace by peace and many of them become thriving members of their community. they become activists, some of them are here today. they go back to work. they start rebuilding their lives. community housing partnership this year had 75 individuals exit supportive housing into the private market and become fully self-sufficient, opening the slots for people living on our streets and in shelters. community housing partnership
believes that every tool should be available to help individuals that can't help themselves. it's our pleasure to be supportive of sb1045. thank you. >> senator wiener. >> i want to thank you for being here today. that concludes the press conference and folks will be available for questions one-on-one. thank you, very much. [♪] >> i just don't know that you can find a neighborhood in the city where you can hear music stands and take a ride on the low rider down the street.
it is an experience that you can't have anywhere else in san francisco. [♪] [♪] >> district nine is a in the southeast portion of the city. we have four neighborhoods that i represent. st. mary's park has a completely unique architecture. very distinct feel, and it is a very close to holly park which is another beautiful park in san francisco. the bernal heights district is unique in that we have the hell which has one of the best views in all of san francisco. there is a swinging hanging from a tree at the top. it is as if you are swinging over the entire city. there are two unique aspects. it is considered the fourth chinatown in san francisco. sixty% of the residents are of
chinese ancestry. the second unique, and fun aspect about this area is it is the garden district. there is a lot of urban agriculture and it was where the city grew the majority of the flowers. not only for san francisco but for the region. and of course, it is the location in mclaren park which is the city's second biggest park after golden gate. many people don't know the neighborhood in the first place if they haven't been there. we call it the best neighborhood nobody has ever heard our. every neighborhood in district nine has a very special aspect. where we are right now is the mission district. the mission district is a very special part of our city. you smell the tacos at the [speaking spanish] and they have the best latin pastries. they have these shortbread cookies with caramel in the middle. and then you walk further down
and you have sunrise café. it is a place that you come for the incredible food, but also to learn about what is happening in the neighborhood and how you can help and support your community. >> twenty-fourth street is the birthplace of the movement. we have over 620 murals. it is the largest outdoor public gallery in the country and possibly the world. >> you can find so much political engagement park next to so much incredible art. it's another reason why we think this is a cultural district that we must preserve. [♪] >> it was formed in 2014. we had been an organization that had been around for over 20 years. we worked a lot in the neighborhood around life issues. most recently, in 2012, there were issues around gentrification in the neighborhood. so the idea of forming the cultural district was to help preserve the history and the
culture that is in this neighborhood for the future of families and generations. >> in the past decade, 8,000 latino residents in the mission district have been displaced from their community. we all know that the rising cost of living in san francisco has led to many people being displaced. lower and middle income all over the city. because it there is richness in this neighborhood that i also mentioned the fact it is flat and so accessible by trip public transportation, has, has made it very popular. >> it's a struggle for us right now, you know, when you get a lot of development coming to an area, a lot of new people coming to the area with different sets of values and different culture. there is a lot of struggle between the existing community and the newness coming in. there are some things that we do to try to slow it down so it doesn't completely erase the communities. we try to have developments that
is more in tune with the community and more equitable development in the area. >> you need to meet with and gain the support and find out the needs of the neighborhoods. the people on the businesses that came before you. you need to dialogue and show respect. and then figure out how to bring in the new, without displacing the old. [♪] >> i hope we can reset a lot of the mission that we have lost in the last 20 years. so we will be bringing in a lot of folks into the neighborhoods pick when we do that, there is a demand or, you know, certain types of services that pertain more to the local community and working-class. >> back in the day, we looked at mission street, and now it does not look and feel anything like mission street. this is the last stand of the latino concentrated arts, culture and cuisine and people.