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the high injury network as, mentioned. i share your belief that this is something we should work on. but we are trying to proceed in a measured manner and i think that this is my realistic assessment at this point. if we can do it quicker, we will aim to do that. >> commissioners? no questions. i really appreciate your effort. the two things that we really find helpful is reducing speed and changing the time. any public comments on this item >> yes. the five-year commitment that he came up with that really equates to more than 100 people losing their lives. on this current toll the city of san francisco is experiencing right now. we have to get more aggressive. lives are at stake.
families are losing loved ones. families have to deal with the fact that they have to bury or go on category at whatever else they have to do with when it comes to losing loved ones in that manner. so we have to get more aggressive. we have to more creative. we have to be more available to make this happen. we can't wait any longer, coming from me. those measures were in place for my sun, may be. he may be here today to even breathe. for me and for the city of san francisco, and for the bay area and for this country, we need to be more aggressive and more creative and we need to consider the lives that will be lost. not may be but will be lost if we are on this current course. thank you. >> thank you,, very much. next speaker. >> i think the best way to
timeout all of these signals is to have our senior citizens behind from one section of intersection and how much time it takes for them to cross the street and use that as the major anchor point instead of just setting timers based on speculations of traffic. because the pedestrians are the ones that are losing their lives so by taking the measurements of a slow walking senior citizen that is moving at full capacity, which is very slow, is the best way to measure the timing and set signals on these light signals for traffic. instead of driving -- trying to move traffic from point a to point b without causing a traffic jam. i was watching one educational show about two nights ago that halloween night is the highest
percentages of kids dying, and fatalities on trick-or-treating night. so that is an important factor that should be included in your calculations as well. but the best way to get a measurement on the time signals is to have senior citizens be timed and crossing the street on busy intersections. the street is so wide. that has to be taken into account too. >> thank you. any other public comments on this item? public comment is now closed. i really appreciate your comment about speeding it up and how many lives could be saved if we were to do it quicker. i share your sentiment in regards to my own incidents where one more mile an hour and i wouldn't be sitting here. there was not a time like
they're there. if there were, i probably would not have gotten involved with that particular collision. ok. we are finished with item number -- what is this? nine. could i call item a and continue go ahead. item a. >> item a is a vision zero ramp study phase two. this is an information item. >> can i have a motion to continue this item? ok. with no objection, we will continue item a. i'm sorry for the presenter. any other items? >> item ten is introduction of new items. this is an information item. >> ok. no introduction. >> item 11 is general public comment. >> general public comment.
>> my next demonstration is further concrete the reasons why your overall strategy plan should be included and to the beddings of construction site projects to make sure all safety and reference checks are checked viewer, please. i talked about the construction worker who lost his life. he died at the west portal station. the california occupational safety and health administration has a history of violations including a november 2016 accident which a worker operating a forklift died after losing control and going into a trench. ok. the san francisco transit officials who oversee the beds and the contracts for the work said that the construction met
all the requirements of prequalifying for the bid. i want to refresh you on the hearing that you called because of that accident how several departments came and testified about all these procedures that they go through in order to prevent accidents like this from happening. and it proved how they are not doing their job. if they were, accidents would never have took place. as you can see right here on the section where they make their demonstrations, they talk about prequalifying packed by different departments in the city. it is a bald-faced lie. if they did, the accident would not happen. on one of the questions they were asked have you had any history of fatalities in the past ten years and they deliberately said no. and then by the same response, a history check demonstrates that a person lost their life by being crushed by a construction vehicle and resulted in a fatality. that is why i want the
sustainable future . >> san francisco streets and puffs make up 25 percent of cities e city's land area more than all the parks combined they're far two wide and have large flight area the pavement to parks is to test the variants by ininexpensive changing did new open spaces the city made up of streets in
you think about the potential of having this space for a purpose it is demands for the best for bikes and families to gather. >> through a collaborative effort with the department we the public works and the municipal transportation agency pavement to parks is bringing initiative ideas to our streets. >> so the face of the street is the core of our program we have in the public right-of-way meaning streets that can have areas perpetrated for something else. >> i'm here with john francis pavement to parks manager and this parklet on van ness street first of all, what is a parklet and part of pavement to parks program basically an expense of the walk in a public realm for people to
hang anti nor a urban acceptable space for people to use. >> parklets sponsors have to apply to be considered for the program but they come to us you know saying we want to do this and create a new space on our street it is a community driven program. >> the program goes beyond just parklets vacant lots and other spaces are converted we're here at playland on 43 this is place is cool with loots things to do and plenty of space to play so we came up with that idea to revitalizations this underutilized yard by going to the community and what they said want to see here we saw that everybody wants to see everything to we want this to be
a space for everyone. >> yeah. >> we partnered with the pavement to parks program and so we had the contract for building 236 blot community garden it start with a lot of jacuzzi hammers and bulldozer and now the point we're planting trees and flowers we have basketball courts there is so much to do here. >> there's a very full program that they simply joy that and meet the community and friends and about be about the lighter side of city people are more engaged not just the customers. >> with the help of community pavement to parks is reimagining the potential of our student streets if you want more
information visit them as the pavement to parks or contact pavement to parks at sfgovtv.or >> shop & dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges resident to do their showing up and dining within the 49 square miles of san francisco by supporting local services within the neighborhood we help san francisco remain unique successful and vibrant so where will you shop & dine in the 49 san francisco owes must of the charm to the unique characterization of each corridor has a distinction permanent our neighbors are the economic engine of the city. >> if we could a afford the lot by these we'll not to have the kind of store in the future the
kids will eat from some restaurants chinatown has phobia one of the best the most unique neighborhood shopping areas of san francisco. >> chinatown is one of the oldest chinatown in the state we need to be able allergies the people and that's the reason chinatown is showing more of the people will the traditional thepg. >> north beach is i know one of the last little italian community. >> one of the last neighborhood that hadn't changed a whole lot and san francisco community so
strong and the sense of partnership with businesses as well and i just love north beach community old school italian comfort and love that is what italians are all about we need people to come here and shop here so we can keep this going not only us but, of course, everything else in the community i think local businesses the small ones and coffee shops are unique in their own way that is the characteristic of the neighborhood i peace officer prefer it is local character you have to support them. >> really notice the port this community we really need to kind of really shop locally and support the communityly live in
it is more economic for people to survive here. >> i came down to treasure island to look for a we've got a long ways to go. ring i just got married and didn't want something on line i've met artists and local business owners they need money to go out and shop this is important to short them i think you get better things. >> definitely supporting the local community always good is it interesting to find things i never knew existed or see that that way. >> i think that is really great that san francisco seize the vails of small business and creates the shop & dine in the 49 to support businesses make people all the residents and visitors realize had cool things are made and produced in san to
>> (clapping.) >> i've been working in restaurants forever as a blood alcohol small business you have a lot of requests for donations if someone calls you and say we want to documents for our school or nonprofit i've been in a position with my previous employment i had to say no all the time. >> my name is art the owner and chief at straw combinations of street food and festival food and carnival food i realize that people try to find this you don't want to wait 365 day
if you make that brick-and-mortar it is really about making you feel special and feel like a kid again everything we've done to celebrate that. >> so nonprofit monday is a program that straw runs to make sure that no matter is going on with our business giving back is treated just the is that you as paying any other bill in addition to the money we impose their cause to the greater bayview it is a great way for straw to sort of build communicated and to introduce people who might not normally get to be exposed to one nonprofit or another
and i know that they do a different nonprofit every most of the year. >> people are mroent surprised the restaurant it giving back i see some people from the nonprofit why been part of nonprofit monday sort of give back to the program as well answer. >> inform people that be regular aprons at straw they get imposed to 10 or 12 nonprofits. >> i love nonprofits great for a local restaurant to give back to community that's so wonderful i wish more restrictive places did that that is really cool. >> it is a 6 of nonprofit that is supporting adults with autism and down syndrome we i do not
involved one the wonderful members reached out to straw and saw a headline about, about their nonprofit mondays and she applied for a grant back in january of 2016 and we were notified late in the spring we would be the recipient of straw if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer thems in the month of genuine we were able to organize with straw for the monday and at the end of the month we were the recipient of 10 percent of precedes on mondays the contribution from nonprofit monday from stray went into our post group if you have any questions, we'll be happy to answer theming fund with our arts coaching for chinese and classes and we have a really great vibrate arts program. >> we we say thank you to the customers like always but say 0 one more thing just so you know
you've made a donation to x nonprofit which does why i think that is a very special thing. >> it is good to know the owner takes responsibility to know your money is going to good cause also. >> it is really nice to have a restaurant that is very community focused they do it all month long for nonprofits not just one day all four mondays. >> we have a wall of thank you letters in the office it seems like you know we were able to gas up the 10 passenger minivan we were innovate expected to do. >> when those people working at the nonprofits their predictive
and thank what straw is giving that in and of itself it making an impact with the nonprofit through the consumers that are coming here is just as important it is important for the grill cheese kitchen the more restrictive i learn about what is going on in the community more restrictive people are doing this stuff with 4 thousand restaurant in san francisco we're doing an average of $6,000 a year in donations and multiply that by one thousand that's a lot to - >> welcome to the epic center did you know you may be eligible for a 3 thousand redefeat beating he'll learn about the
stay safe program hi, everybody i'm patrick chief resigns director for the city and county of san francisco welcome to another episode of stay safe i'm here with jennelle for the california earthquake authority she'll talk about brace and bolt good to see you. >> earthquake brace and bolt the first incentive program of california mitigation program as jointly managed by the earthquake authority and the california gvrnz of department of emergency services. >> and what is the mission. >> brace and bolt is $3,000 up to a homeowner that retrofits the equivalent in a single-family. >> we're down owe epic center the public demonstrates we've
built a mock house so i don't in the take a look at it and and show you what we're talking about we're in a model house in the epic center to demonstrate a variety of things jen i will i want to focus on the portion of the house and tell us how brace and bolts help to keep the home safe. >> this is a particular foundation and that mockup shows the first floor right here and, of course, this one is the concrete foundation and this short wall that is in between those two you're first floor and the concrete foundation is called a cripple it is a short wall this is a particular vunltd in 0r8d homes they're designed before metamorphic coddling codes and will slide off the foundation. >> if you come to my home look at the previous work.
>> so see if any anchor bolts between the wood and this mud and concrete foundation that is a collar bolt. >> what if i don't have enough space power a think collar bolt and we have foundation plates made by a company where a flat plate that is bolted to the concrete foundation and screwed into this flat mechanism. >> if i applied to a bolt what is a it coffer what type of work should you do in my hope. >> up to $3,000 funding with the collar bolts or foundation plates and plywood up to the top of the short triple wall that going around. >> what are the tips. >> you want to make sure the
capital improvement plan emancipation proclamation he will the short wall is less than 4 feet tall you'll use the provision to adopt it to the city of san francisco so a contractor can use that. >> so if i have a typical house over a garage and did that quality for the program. >> that would qualify for the program you need an engineer to design the riefrt it is not specific for that kind of house it is really they're looking for short cripple walls maybe a couple of steps up. >> so jen i will if i want to find out more information. >> earthquake brace >> good morning. good morning, everyone. i'm timothy fu, chair of the board of trustees for the san
francisco skefconservatory of m. on behalf of the board, thank you all to be here for the breaking ground on the ute and william k. duboce center for being pyrri performing arts. when i joined the board many years ago, we knew the conservatory belonged with the many arts at the civic center, and we knew we must providing housing for our students. so we succeeded in moving to the civic center in 2006, and now,
we're breaking ground for the new student residence hall. so today, i'm incredibly proud of how all of us have come together to make the future possible. and i want to express my deepest thanks to the supporters of this project whose inspiring leadership and generosity have set us up for a successful second century of leading music education through innovation through a history of excellence, achievement, culture and collaboration. now i have the pleasure and the honor to introduce our mayor, the mayor of san francisco, london breed.
[applause] >> the hon. london breed: thank you, everyone. what a beautiful day to break ground on hundreds of units of housing for student artists. one the things i love to do as mayor. some of you know i used to serve as director of an organization, the african american arts and culture complex. it's not far from here, but we had incredible relationships with the arts community here where you have the symphony, the opera, sf jazz. this place has become a hub for artists everywhere, and now that the san francisco conservatory of music has decided to take it even a step further to decide to come up with this innovative plan to come up with 420 units of housing for their students, it's absolutely amazing, and we should all be proud of what this project would do for housing in the city and county of san
francisco. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: thank you also equally important, the 27 residents who were once housed here were not only housed very close to this particular development as it's under construction at the same rent they were paying, they will also be moved back into this building when it's built at the same rents that they had been paying through their rent control. and here's the thing: 27 people are not being displaced as a result of this project. we are adding more units, we're not displacing anyone, and the reason this is so great for the environment, it is within walking distance of the san francisco conservatory of music. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: i can't be more proud. we have to do more to build more housing in san francisco. we have to think about the fact that this is an innovative place. people want to live here, they
want to work here, they want to grow here, they want to thrive here, but what makes san francisco incredibly -- a great place for all of us, it's the arts, it's the music, it's the entertainment. it's all of the things that people come here to enjoy, and how are we going to continue to grow if we don't have opportunities that exist for them? if we don't provide housing that they can afford? if we don't open the doors of our opportunities to our artists who we know are constantly being displaced? it's a great day for san francisco, it's a great day for the arts community, and i am so looking forward to all the work we're going to continue to do to revitalize the civic center area. yesterday, i looked out the window from my offices at city hall, i saw children playing in the park, i saw people standing
in line at the birite we just opened two days ago, i saw people doing zumba, i saw people talking to people on the street, just hanging out. it's amazing, when you're taking care of everyone, including the community, every can enjoy. this is a project that's going to benefit this area and hopefully grow and thrive and provide places like this that provide housing like this for each and every one of us. thank you all so much for being here today. [applause] >> thank you, mayor. thank you so much for your support and your commitment to the arts. we really are very honored to have you take time from your busy schedule today to be with us. and now, i have the pleasure of
introducing the person who has designed this building, marvelous facility for all of us, but the best design architect in the city of san francisco, mark cavanero. >> thank you. we've been working on this for years, to see a building coming out of the ground is every architect's dream. we talked about innovatition as we talked about this project, and i think that word is really singular for this building, and the vision that tim and dave and the board have, in that we're not just building a building, but a whole organism for arts and music. the students will be living here, performing here, and it
will offer a whole snapshot into arthur world when you're walking or driving up vanness or hayes. it's not just about education, it's about a whole san francisco community coming together in one new building. and for an architect, it can't get much more exciting. so thank you for all of this, and thank you for letting me be a part of this, dave, tim, and the board. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. i can't wait to see this coming up. now i have the pleasure to introduce my good friend and coconspirator, president of the music conservatory, david stow.
>> believe we're standing here, no really. i've worked on some projects, if you want to try and reach beyond your grasp, this project is really that. it's only because of some people that are sitting here and some people that are not here today. mayor breed and supervisor kim, i can't say enough about these two individuals. nothing goes through city hall this fast, at least in my experience. the reason this happened is there were great advocates in the city. people saw the benefit of it for the community, and it happened at an extraordinary rate. but before i talk to the building, i want to talk about some people that made this happen. some of you who may not recognize that this made this happen, jessica downs. you're out there somewhere.
can you raise your hand? honey, thank you. the amount of time that this requires requires help from somebody who is your friend and believes in it with you, and jessica did that. i is also want to say we have a top team of anybody in san francisco. as i represent the conservatory, i can't tell you how famous our team is. the development crew, the senior staff, our c.f.o., katie, kathrin -- everyone here from the sfcm staff, raise your hands. ladies and gentlemen, this is a great group, and we would not have gotten it done without them. this started in a couple of interesting ways. mark cavanero accepted my invitation for a cup of coffee. we had no project, no site, nothing. mark started sketching on his own what it would look like, a
facility like this. mark brought his team, a great crew at cavan 0ed ro. this team worked tirelessly. this project is a residence unit for students. it is two spectacular performance halls, a recording studio, teaching space, a restaurant, yes, sitting right here. if you can imagine the architectural constlants like doing sweeping glass on the west and north walls that also create a beautiful acoustical space. but the reality is 90% of the concerts in those spaces are free to the public. this is a great way to bring music in, and in that building, 99% of the students are on financial aid, and the 27 units are rent stablized, and every dollar it generates goes back to
support scholarships for future students. [applause] >> these guys did an extraordinary job. i can't say enough about how many hurdles they across for us. our law firm did amazing work. there was so many folks working at the city level who also provided this great work. and the fact is it was the team that made it happen, and i said to our c.f.o. this morning that at every point in this project, there was somebody on the team that made an extraordinary event happen. otherwise, the entire thing would have stopped. that's how much this was a combined project. but ladies and gentlemen, we don't do projects like this without people who actually believe and put substantial
resources behind them. and i can't tell you how fortunate we are in san francisco because when you look to davies hall, the opera, the conservatory, sf jazz, to the museums, to the incredible cultural life that we enjoy here, it is because actually not as many as you think, but actually, a very small handful of people for generations have made those things happen for this city and are making this building happen right now. not here are richard blum and senator feinstein, and others, all whom made substantial financial events. can we give them a round of applause, please, for their leadership on that. [applause] >> the next phase of this, the architect, we have lots of fund raising, as you can imagine. financing makes it all happen, and this was a tricky project to finance. hey, we're this conservatory of 400 students, and we want to
build this $90 million building on vanness. think about this. this happened because jim herbert decided it would happen. jim, on behalf of myself, thank you to you and all of your team. it's 3.9 prs fixed over 30 years because jim thought it was important to put up this building. jim and cecelia, i just want to thank you for that. it was incredible. early folks who were in, carol and lyman casey. carol's family has been supporting the art ms. this city in so many ways with affection and tremendous investment. carol was one of the first people who walked in my office and we were talking about this, and she said this needs to
happen, and she continued the investment and continued the investment. carol i want to thank you for all that you've done for us. thank you so much. [applause] >> along the way, every project has a patron saint, actually, and the fact is i will talk about this a bit more today, but we lost bill bose early on, and when that happens, that laefshs kind of a vacuum in leadership. barney osher stepped in and made this thing happen. he not onlily invested in this, but i can't tell you what it meant to this being accomplished. and so this brings us down to the finish line. we were in raping of getting this done. jim was prepared to give us a
loan, but frankly we were short and we needed a gift and a bridge that was crossed, and a colleague and a friend of mine who was a wonderful composer, but i have to tell you, you see his name because of the enormous amount of giving done, and that was gordon getty, and gordon stepped in and absolutely made this project get across the finish line, and that was how we got there, and gordon, i can't thank you enough. but i want to say that none of this, none of this would have han if it weren't for bill. -- happen if it weren't for bill. bill bose, even before there was a property, even before there was a design, it was me and bell at the union club with bill
saying, we need this. he was quiet, and he said, you know, that sounds like a good idea. bill believed in the necessity of housing for students from the moment the civic center project was arrived at on oak street. he has given so generously to so many projects: students, environment, the arts, education. he has advanced so many companies and career throughout his lifetime. and he really resisted anything being named for him. and the fact is, the fact that this building will be named for william k.bose and ute bows will be wonderful, because it'll have a great soul. and perhaps one of the things that this led me to do was to get to know ute, and i will talk about that at lunch today.
but the people we find in this city in this kind of work aren't to be found in many places in this world. they just aren't. that brings me to the final folks i want to thank. we wouldn't have gotten here and i wouldn't have gotten here if it weren't for our board chair, tim folk, and his amazing wife, virginia. virginia, thank you for being here, by the way. i want all of all board members, can you raise your hands for a second -- we have multiple seven figure donors that -- out in the audience. i've never seen a board this cohesive, this supportive that made it a pleasure. it's a dream come true for this conservatory, but i think it's a dream come true for all of us.
i can't say more than thank you, but i wish that i could because the gratitude runs down to my very bones. it's a privilege to be standing here with you all because it makes me a better person. i can tell you we've crossed over, 109 million for this project, but there's still time to investment any of you that are inspired to be involved, let me know. so let's fine will he get to the reason we're doing this. students, can you raise your hands out there. we're going to give you a round of applause. [applause] >> if there's ever a moment where you're wondering if we can get it done, if you stand for a moment in our building with our students, you wonder how you can get it done. they're amazing young students, and they will go out and change the world, and they have changed the world for over 100 years. the fact that we can put a roof
over their head that's affordable is amazing. as i said, 99% are on financial aid. it's my pleasure to introduce the chair of our student council. she is a master's student of voice, mia skolnick. >> good morning, everyone. my name is mia skolnick, and i am a second year master's student in voice here at the conservatory. sf conservatory is a special place, and i am so proud to be here. i applied to several conservatories around the country, but i chose to come here because of its diversity,
values, and the feeling i got when i came here. there was a welcoming atmosphere at the conservatory that let me know right away i was at home. two years ago i was living in portland, oregon, where i grew up, working a regular office job, singing on the side. i had gotten my undergraduate degree in music had you had drifted away from my passion. one day, i had a realization that life is too short not to do what makes you happy, and that was what led me to san francisco and to the conservatory. sfcm is providing me with skills and tools to become a professional musician out in the world. the caliber of excellence we have here at sfcm is simply unmatched, and i wouldn't be getting this kind of education anywhere else. the bose center will expand our
dynamic community as our campus more than doubles in size providing even more state of the art opportunities and resources for students. the bose center will mean so many wonderful things for our future, its proximity to the incredible arts partners in the civic center area, beautiful new spaces for collaboration among students, if a kilt, and visiting artists, and most importantly, it means that sfcm can reach and inspire even more musicians of the future. on behalf of all my fellow students, thank you so everyone who has made this project possible, and now, let's break
theater. >> we are trying to figure out a way to make a space where theater and presentation of live work is something that you think of the same way that you think of going to the movies. of course, it has been complex in terms of economics, as it is for everyone now. artistically, we have done over 35 projects in four seasons, from producing dance, theater, presenting music, having a full- scale education program, and having more than 50,000 visitors in the building almost every year. a lot of our emerging artists to generate their first projects here, which is great. then we continue to try to support figuring out where those works can go. we have been blessed to have that work produced in new york,
going on to the edinburgh festival, the warsaw theater festival. to me, those are great things when you can watch artists who think there is nowhere else that might be interested in you being a woman of color and telling your story and then getting excited about it. that is our biggest accomplishment. having artists have become better artists. what is. sheri coming back to brava, here you have this establish, amazing writer who has won a clue -- slew of awards. now she gets to director and work. even though she is this amazing, established writer, the truth is, she is being nurtured as a director and is being given some space to direct. >> the play is described as ceremony and -- where ceremony and theater me.
in the indigenous tradition, when you turn 52, it is like the completion of an important era. the importance of the ceremony is to say, you are 52. whenever you have been caring for the first 52 years, it is time to let it go. really, here, they have given me carte blanche to do this. i think it is nice for me, in the sense of coming back 25 years later and seeing personally my own evolution as an artist and thinker. the whole effort to put the chicano or indigenous woman's experience on center stage is, in itself, for euro-american theaters, a radical position. because of the state of theater, it is a hard roll to hold up in institution. it is a