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the streets. but we know that police presence alone can't address some of the challenges that exist, and in particular, in communities where people speak different languages, there are often times, you know, just really a disconnect between the crime that happens and their ability to report those crimes. and so this drop-in center will be used as an opportunity for people who are a part of this community to basically come in to develop relationships with the officers here and to report crimes if they occur. and so i'm excited about that because i know that captain yepp has done an outstanding job in this community with building good relationships with the people in this community and also commander lozar who was the former captain of this station has also been instrumental in continuing to bridge that gap. this is just the next step in
ensuring that people feel safe, that people feel secure in their community. that they have a comfortable place to come and to meet with police officers. and i want to thank annie chung and the work of the self-help for the elderly and all that you do to also work with so many of our seniors in this particular community. we definitely have a lot of work to do, and this is just one of the first steps in trying to meet people where they are and come out into the community so that people are comfortable with having conversations and building relationships with our police department. it's something that is really important to me as someone bho grew up in the western addition and worked really hard to bridge the gap between law enforcement and one another. it's a way to stop crime from occurring, but once they occur, we have an obligation to work hard to address those particular issues, and this is
just one step closer in getting us to a place where people can feel that their voices matter, that they will be supported and protected in their community, so i am grateful to the san francisco police department for providing the bilingual officers who will work with this community. i want to thank chief scott for his leadership. will i i also, i know that supervisor peskin will be hosting office hours in this location. who knows, maybe one day, i'll join you. it's just another way to bring law enforcement, to bring all of these things directly into the community, to make the community not only a better community but a safer community who every who lives and works and spends time in this neighborhood. so thank you all so much for being here today, and i'm excite thad this space is opening to provide this opportunity for the folks in
this neighborhood. >> thank you, mayor, for your leadership and your support. the next speaker is my favorite district three supervisor, supervisor aaron peskin. >> supervisor peskin: thank you, captain nepp. to our mayor, london breed, chief scott, to all of the dignitiaries gathered herein, it takes a village, and what you see in this place are many different agencies and nonprofit partners coming together. so we are here at portsmouth square which is the living room for this very, very dense community. everything that happens in this community happens in this treasured park, and we are on rec and parkland, which is leased to an organization that has been taking care of this community, particularly the seniors, since 1966, self-help for the elderly. and we have company a.
why is it called company a? it is the first police station in san francisco. i like to say all of our districts are created equal, but district three has central station, and we are more equal. why do i say that? because i know the working men and women of central station company a, and they're not just police officers. they do wellness checks, they know the people in the community. a long time ago at the board of supervisors, some 15 years ago, there was a big conversation about community policing. and when it was explained to me, i realized that i had community policing. all of my beat cops, they know the folks, whether they're in the pings or in north beach, and it really is the essence of what makes a safe community. and they're culturally competent. as a matter of fact, there are 460 officers in the sfpd who speak a multitude of languages,
some 30 languages. the beat officers in chinatown speak fluent cantonese. they engage with the seniors, they engage with the children, and this is an unparalleled opportunity for the people to have direct access twice a week in this treasured spot. as you all know, we come here for press conferences, for celebrations. this is a community that has under reported crime. i get to read about it in the journal and sing tao. this is an opportunity for people to come in and speak in cantonnese to report what's happening on the street.
i'm incredibly grateful to the police department. chief scott, you have a great worker in paul yepp. captain yepp, thank you for making it happen, and -- [speaking cantonnese language] >> thank you. and our next speaker is chief of police bill scott. >> thank you, everyone. and i won't go over the points that supervisor peskin and mayor breed said, but i want to reiterate a couple of things. first of all, thank you mayor breed for her outstanding leadership. you know, part of what makes this work for us is the executive leadership of the city. the budget that we received this year was very supportive, and it will enable us to continue the path of increasing our foot beat officers and that really speaks to our goal to engage better with the city of
san francisco, the residents of the city of san francisco. the other part of that is, you know, this community center will allow us to get to the root of policing, and that's getting people comfortable to report crimes when they occur, because that impacts how we deploy, that impacts how our resources are distributed throughout the city. so this is a great step in that direction. before i go any further, though, all this doesn't work without the people standing in the back of the room, and those are the officers that are assigned to this district, the central foot beat officers and supervision, captain yepp and his team. they make it work in conjunction with the community. i know they're behind the cameras, but i just want to thank the officers for what they do in this community, because we do have great relationships in this community. we do have some really good
things happening in this community. we are a police department that wants to be responsive to the community that we serve, and that all starts with the officers. the command staff, we do what we do. we lead the department, we set the course and the chart and all that, but the work gets done at the field level, and i can't say i'm so proud to have the officers in this room as the team that's doing this work. so thank you for what you do. as supervisor peskin said, we have over 460 -- i think the number is up to 490 officers that speak 30 different languages. we want to engage with our city. we want to get better at that. we want to be better at policing. we want to be the best police department in this nation, and i think with the leadership of this city, we're well on our way to do that. this is just another step, so thank you for kwbticontributin our city, what we know is a
great thank you. thank you so much. >> thank you, chief. as i said earlier, this project doesn't happen without our community partners, and one of our great community partners is the president of the self-help for the elderly, miss annie chung. >> thank you very much, captain yepp, and thank you mayor breed, thank you, supervisor peskin, who knows our place very well because you hold a lot of office appointments here. welcome, everybody to our portsmouth square clubhouse. as mayor breed and supervisor peskin and chief scott said, we know that partnership with the sfpd is very important to our community. we are the second most dense part to san francisco, probably second only to manhattan, new york, because as you see, a lot of our residents lived in very crowded housing in s.r.o.s. you see a lot of seniors
walking on the street, talking on their phone, not a very safe thing to do. because we heard that crimes usually get underreported in this community. no matter how hard, commander lozar, when you was our captain, and captain yepp come around to our senior centers and keep reporting the crimes, no matter how big or small the crimes are. when paul came to me and said, annie, you think you could rearrange a little bit of your schedule to accommodate our drop-in center, i said yes without the blinking of an eye. i know it will be a welcome sight. our merchants, our residents, our seniors who live around here, our children, you are welcome to see our police officers, especially those who speak the language. they feel comfortable of coming in to ask questions, and i think that through our work, we
could also arrange for small groups of residents to come in to get some public safety education with our officers. so thank you, mayor. community policing is all about the community. and if we build our rapport with our police officers, i know that i am krcrimes reportl increase, and i thank you very much for all of your leadership. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, annie. and then, our final speaker from the community is executive director of the chinatown community development center, malcolm yao. >> well, paul, thank you for the promotion. i'm not the executive director, i'm the deputy director of chinatown community center, but i'll ask for a raise. thank you very much. you know, this drop-in center is really all about community policing. i think we've thrown that term around quite a bit, but captain
yepp personified that. community policing is taking leadership and pulling the threads together necessary to make this happen. it wasn't easy, it wasn't from command on high. it came out of paul's head. he knew that reporting needed to go up, he knew that it needed to come back to the community, and this was captain yepp's brain child, and he took the lead in pulling all the threats for doing this. so i really want to thank you for this, captain yepp, for your leadership in the community. i don't say this lightly, when i say that auntie rose would be proud of you. she absolutely hated the koban, but she's going to love this. thank you. >> okay. that concludes the speaking portion of this press conference, but i did want to take the opportunity to introduce our officers new to
. >> i love that i was in four plus years a a rent control tenant, and it might be normal because the tenant will -- for the longest, i was applying for b.m.r. rental, but i would be in the lottery and never be like 307 or 310. i pretty much had kind of given up on that, and had to leave san francisco. i found out about the san francisco mayor's office of housing about two or three years ago, and i originally did home counseling with someone, but then, my certificate expired, and one of my friends jamie, she was actually interested in purchasing a unit. i told her about the housing
program, the mayor's office, and i told her hey, you've got to do the six hour counseling and the 12 hour training. she said no, i want you to go with me. and then, the very next day that i went to the session, i notice this unit at 616 harrison became available, b.m.i. i was like wow, this could potentially work. housing purchases through the b.m.r. program with the sf mayor's office of housing, they are all lotteries, and for this one, i did win the lottery. there were three people that applied, and they pulled my number first. i won, despite the luck i'd had with the program in the last couple years. things are finally breaking my way. when i first saw the unit, even though i knew it was less than ideal conditions, and it was very junky, i could see what this place could be. it's slowly beginning to feel like home.
i can definitely -- you know, once i got it painted and slowly getting my custom furniture to fit this unit because it's a specialized unit, and all the units are microinterms of being very small. this unit in terms of adaptive, in terms of having a murphy bed, using the walls and ceiling, getting as much space as i can. it's slowly becoming home for me. it is great that san francisco has this program to address, let's say, the housing crisis that exists here in the bay area. it will slowly become home, and i am appreciative that it is a bright spot in an otherwise
>> we are very excited to introduce our next speaker. someone who can speak about the importance of affordable housing and what it means for low income families in the mission district pick someone that understands this and actually talks about this on a regular basis throughout san francisco. i'm very honored to introduce our mayor, london breed to the podium. [applause] >> thank you. it is so exciting to be here. to break ground on 100% affordable housing. [cheers and applause] >> finally, after almost ten years, we are finally building -- building affordable housing in the mission for those whose income ranges anywhere between 30 and nifty% a.m.i. and i think i'm more excited because -- 30 and 50% a.m.i. and i think i'm more excited because even though we have had challenges making sure people who live in the communities can
have access to the affordable housing built in their community , we will not have that problem with this project. because of the neighborhood preference legislation that i and others on the board of supervisors put through a few years back, i got so much support for that legislation from this community. to dedicate 40% of the 80 units to the people who live in this district first. [applause] there are so many people that have made this possible and i just want to thank each and every one of you for all of your hard work, including the mayor possess office of housing, bridge has an, of course, commission housing development corridor, thank you for your advocacy and your work around not just helping to build new affordable housing, but the small sites acquisition program, and all the work that you continue to do. all of the architects and the contractors, thank you all so
much for being patient, working hard, putting together a project that we know is going to be absolutely incredible in this community. i also want to acknowledge, in addition to neighborhood preference, some of you may know that there are people who live in public housing. there are challenges with locations and we also have an opportunity to welcome in residence of public housing to this new development as well. it's part of the plan. a way to try and make sure that people have access to affordable housing. that people are able to stay in their communities. i just want to thank each and every one of you for the hard work and i see someone who snuck in here and is trying to hide. roberto hernandez. thank you for your advocacy and the work that you have done to
help us with neighborhood preference. holding folks in city hall accountable to make sure that the housing that gets promised to this community gets built in this community and that we do a better job as a safety of providing opportunities with our application process. because the real work begins. we better get -- we build the housing but we have to make sure that we outreach all over this community to folks unfortunately , in some instances struggling and in the process of being displaced. that we make sure that we help them get those applications in. that is what i am committed to. the planning department to, thank you so much for being here thank you to each and every one of you for your work. i am excited to be here during this groundbreaking and i'm looking forward to making sure that we don't let another ten years go by before we break
ground on another affordable housing development. [applause] folks, let's celebrate today and tomorrow, let's continue to roll up our sleeves and get to work. we have got to do more, not just in the mission, but all over the city and county of san francisco thank you all so much for being here today. >> thank you so much, mayor breach. and the project manager at bridge housing. for the last two years, it has been my pleasure to shepherd this project to this moment right now, which is so exciting. we are going to replace this vacant gas station with a beautiful building. it is really thrilling for me to say that. i would like to welcome supervisor hilary ronan which includes district nine. she has been a champion for many of the projects. we are glad you can be with us. thank you so much. [applause] >> thank you everybody. what an exciting day.
this site right here represents such a huge victory for the mission community. i. i love the fact that our friends are holding a sign that says house keys, not handouts. thank you! [cheers and applause] that is exactly what we want in our community. eighty-one units of truly affordable housing. sometimes when we talk about affordable housing, we are talking about housing that people are making over $100,000 are eligible for. not at this site. we are talking about a family of four earning $35,000 a year who will be living right behind us. finally housing for the families that we have all been fighting for in this neighborhood. it is truly remarkable. what's even more remarkable about this, and i've seen so many faces of so many people i
love in this crowd, this was slated to be luxury housing. it was going to be housing for people -- for people who grew up in the neighborhood would never be able to afford. and this community fought hard, fought a long, fought to get $50 million from the last affordable housing bond to come to the mission district. this was one of the sites that came out of it. please give yourselves a round of applause, mission community, because you made this site happen. i also want to congratulate mission housing development corporation his. is such an important organization in our community. this is the first time in ten years that you are breaking ground on a new affordable housing site in the mission which is just incredible. you are back in action and you will be the powerhouse organization that in the past is
built so much housing in our neighborhood and are doing so again. shortly after this, you will break ground on 1950 mission, which will be another truly affordable housing site. mission housing development corporation and housing in the mission. we couldn't be more excited. we love you, and as the mayor said, let's roll up our sleeves and get to work and get this housing built. congratulations. [cheers and applause] >> thank you supervisor ronen. we are pleased to be working hand-in-hand with your office on the critical issues that our community continues to face. just like supervisor ronen just said, there was a point in time where many did not believe that mission housing was going to make a comeback. so we were resilience. just like this communities.
our team came back stronger than ever, with one goal in mind. to uphold our mission statement, to build affordable housing in our district. in san francisco. our board supported us every step of the way. this isn't just a celebration for mission housing today. but it is a win for this neighborhood. at this specific site, was one because of community advocacy. today we come together as a community to celebrate. our next speaker is someone i work with on a daily basis and i've gotten to know him extremely well. i have to say that his spanish has gotten a little better. he loves latin food. particularly tacos. if you ever want to offer him something to drink, offer him some tamarind water. he is currently laughing.
you can find him specifically at the panel discussions, at schools during presentations on affordable housing, asking either myself or a team member in the organization to help a local nonprofit in the mission. or walking around wearing a t-shirt with various messages. many of them about housing. his work has not gone unnoticed. certainly not by our team or our board or affordable housing community. he has been my counterpart in mission housing. together, we have overcame many obstacles to get to this place of celebration and groundbreaking. i am very pleased and honored to introduce our executive director of mission housing, my counterpart. [applause]
>> i feel like everyone said my whole speech, i guess i can go home, right? thank you, everyone. thank you so much from the bottom of my heart and for mission housing. >> it has been a nostalgic kind of a day, thinking back on seven years ago and where mission housing was and where i was. i can't -- there were countless meetings of me -- of people telling me i was crazy for thinking that i could help take over mission housing. that will never happen. it is impossible. you are never coming back. over and over again, if it wasn't for marcy at and the staff and our board and the leadership and support, it probably would have been rights. the fact is, mission housing was created to actually develop community. mission housing was created to be a backbone for infrastructure
or whatever you want to call it. that is what we are again. i am really proud to stand here next to this broken dirt and guarantee that 80 some odd units of affordable housing are coming but what i'm most proud to do is to be with our community and to break ground with the people who stood by us. the people who didn't believe that this wasn't going to weigh. who wanted us to regrow. i would like to personally dedicate this building and the rest of our building to the mission community. why don't we give the mission community a hand we -- why do we give them a hand? [applause] >> i would be remiss if i got up here and i didn't point out to the fact that this project and all the thousand units of affordable housing in the mission were originally and only
made possible by a man who had the foresight to lead and to listen to the mission community. when mayor ed lee decided to focus on affordable housing and fix our public housing and to build more units, it was something -- that without it, i don't know mission housing could have come back like we have. while he is not here physically with us, i am fairly certain he is looking down on us and smiling. thank you. [applause] >> i really do want to thank the mayor and all of our partners and supervisor ronen. there so many people. i'm sorry, i honestly have not been this tongue-tied ever. anyone who knows me knows what an emotional day this is been. i will just leave by saying thank you.
thank you for believing in mission housing. i assure you that we believe in ourselves and that we will not go another ten years. we won't go another ten months for another groundbreaking. if unlimited money was made available, we wouldn't say no to that. okay. let's get on with the show. thanks, everybody. [cheers and applause] >> thank you so much. it is a pleasure to work with you and john and michael and your whole team in partnership on these projects. i would like to introduce the c.e.o. and president, cynthia walker. when she joined us, she brought a long-term commitment to affordable housing with her cat demonstrated by 30 plus years of experience from alaska, seattle and now here in san francisco. she has been projects like this to life for a long time. i appreciate cynthia's leadership. through all the twists and turns that we go through, trying to
blow things out of the ground, and there are many, many twists and turns. i feel personally supported by cynthia. please welcome cynthia parker. [applause] >> thank you. thank you everyone who is here today. it does indeed take a village to get this type of development off the ground. we can't do it without the support of our partners and also , bakers, the mayor, assembly members, supervisors, everyone who is here has had a hand in making this happen. but it is particularly an auspicious project because of our partnership with mission hell being with sam and his group. and also, the neighborhood preference, which is incredibly important here. in this code today, for someone
to rent a market rate unit, they have to earn a wage of $54.76 an hour in order to pay the rent on an unrestricted property. so with this particular 100% developed project back we are able to rent it to families who are making $35,000 a year. a family of four. we are not reaching everyone because there are many people who live in this neighborhood to make less of -- less than that. recent survey of latino residents in the neighborhood indicated 30% of them made about $11.56 an hour. they are still living here and as rents go up, they are being forced out. i want to thank the mayor personally for her efforts and for everyone who has advocated for the neighborhood preference. and for also making resources
available and the support that is necessary to get this type of 100% development project off the ground. it takes a village and it takes all of us to make a commitment. i see you have some tears in your eyes. i think i met sam when i got here a little over seven years ago. he was in another job and another life and then he left and called me up. he said, i've gone to work at mission housing. and i said well, cool. he said we have not done a project for the longest time. do you want to topically come on over. he did. he said this is what my vision is for mission. i want to get it back on the grounds and i want to be developing more housing. i want to be focused on the housing in the mission and i want to catalyze all of the things that have gone on in that community. i said, how can we help we what
happens as a result of that is that we formed a deep partnership. we are engaged with other organizations because it takes a village to create this type of work here. but i really celebrate the fact that this is our first project. we will have another one breaking ground very shortly, and it will also accommodate families and seniors and we will have children living here. it will be back to the neighborhood. that's what is so important. i want to also comment on an article that i saw in the paper today, in the chronicle, which i thought was sort of interesting. it was a contrasting of new york and san francisco. i can't --dash i don't know if it is accurate or not. i certainly hope it wasn't but i did fire up an e-mail to the chief of staff. i said new york has made this
commitment to housing and to affordable housing and to public housing that san francisco has not done. and that is why new york is much more economically diverse. my e-mail back to his chief of staff was someone i happen to know, was i hope this isn't an accurate statement. the next city, with this mayor, this is not the case. i want to thank you mayor breed. i want to thank everyone who works in this city. i know projects like these is a commitment that the city has that will make this city support the residents of the city and always and providing more housing. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, cynthia. i want to take a moment. we said it takes a village. i want to name a couple of the folks who have been critical in bringing this to life. tom, chris, dan and miguel and
anita, you guys have literally broken the ground behind me. thank you so much. those are our contractors. [applause] >> travis, mary, irving, the enhanced beauty of the urban landscape can deliver the credit to your fabulous design. thank you so much. [applause] >> you are rock stars. kevin, joan, jenny, mara, aaron, and kate from the mayor's office of housing. you are partners every step of the way and we are so grateful for everything. we talk on the phone almost every single day. heather, eileen, joshua, amy, and william. you make all of our long loan documents really fun to read. thank you. justin, doug, mike, larry, and
jamie and rebecca, thank you for all you do. [applause] and of course, there are so many more people than just that that have been sitting around all day those are just some people i wanted to call out. the fun part of this project is a san francisco housing authority, our permanent lender -- and our construction and equity lender, bank of america, it's been a pleasure closing this deal. i am really excited to welcome the managing director for the bank of san francisco in east bait bay market. please join us. [applause] >> thank you so much. we're so honored and grateful to be with you all today. i love this scene at the groundbreaking. thank you for that item. americas grateful and honored.
sixty-six -- 56 and a half million dollars in financing for this project. it has been stated again, i wanted to thank you mayor breed for her continued unwavering support for affordable housing. and supervisor ronen for her support of this amazing neighborhood in the mission. you guys are wonderful partners. thank you so much for the work you do together. the two developers working on the project with us with bridge housing and mission housing. i would like to thank all of the bank of america associates who work every day to assist our communities and who work on affordable housing. we look forward to many more occasions. thank you. [applause] >> thank you for being here tonight. our closing speaker needs no introduction. he is known to many people across the city as a community
leader, home grown native a passionate advocate. he has been working in this neighborhood for years ensuring that the voices of our people is not only being heard but also respected. there is an organization partner of ours not only here at 419 but also across the street. not too far away from here. they are an integral part of the community and we greatly value the work we do on a daily basis. without further ado, i would like to welcome someone to the podium for closing remarks. [cheers and applause] >> good evening, everybody. i am an organizer. i'm so humbled to be here among so many community warriors. a lot of people who have spent a lot of long hours and organizing hours on this street talking to neighbors and making sure we get
what we need and what we deserve in this case, affordable housing we started our groundbreaking with a blessing. we started with movement. we were led in four directions. so appropriate and so fitting that we started with movement. because its movements that organizes this piece of land. it is movement that advocated. it is movement that unfolds banners like that one. it is movement that demanded that sights like this return to our neighborhood and returned to the hard-working families and individuals in san francisco. we started with a blessing that called on our ancestors to guide us, to protect us, and people are resilient. resilient because this isn't the end of our journey. this is in the end of the movement. we are on a long distance
marathon. it is far from over. it is a marathon that includes not only building and reclaiming land to build affordable housing , but also protecting renters and they're existing homes. it is making sure that we get the most amount of benefits with any luxury corporate developer that comes into our hood. because of families in our community deserve more. just walk around these streets. there are hundreds and thousands of our loved ones on the streets we see them intense. we see them living in cars. or you don't see them. because they are doubled and tripled in apartment buildings like this. this is why we do it. we do it for all the hundreds of homeless kids that come to school after a restless nights sleeping in the shelter. they deserve more.
they deserve more. and we deserve more. when you join our movement, will you join our movement. we are just getting started. are you all ready to party and celebrate we -- are you ready to party and celebrate, i thank everyone for being here. i will turn it back over to marcy. please stay. we have delicious food from some local vendors and local mom and pop businesses to support the hoods and support the neighborhoods. thank you all for being here. [cheers and applause] >> okay. thank you so much. we would like to invite all the speakers to come up and grab a shovel, and we will take a picture, a break in the ground, after that, anybody else is welcome to take a picture with a shovel once we are done. thank you all so much for being here. it is really a great moment for us in the city and the neighborhoods. thank you.
tradition and these people that look at us as foreigners, we have been here and we are part of america, you know, and we had to reinforce that. i have been cure rating here for about 18 year. we started with a table top, candle, flower es, and a picture and people reacted to that like it was the monna lisa. >> the most important tradition as it relates to the show is idea of making offering. in traditional mexican alters, you see food, candy, drinks, cigarettes, the things that the person that the offerings where being made to can take with them into the next word, the next life. >> keeps u.s us connects to the
people who have passed and because family is so important to us, that community dynamic makes it stick and makes it visible and it humanizes it and makes it present again. ♪ >> when i first started doing it back in '71, i wanted to do something with ritual, ceremony and history and you know i talked to my partner ross about the research and we opened and it hit a cord and people loved it. >> i think the line between engaging everyone with our culture and appropriating it. i think it goes back to asking people to bring their visions of what it means to honor the dead, and so for us it's not asking us to make mexican altars if they
are not mexican, it's really to share and expand our vision of what it means to honor the dead. >> people are very respectful. i can show you this year alone of people who call tol ask is it okay if we come, we are hawaii or asian or we are this. what should we wear? what do you recommend that we do? >> they say oh, you know, we want a four day of the dead and it's all hybrid in this country. what has happened are paper cuts, it's so hybrid. it has spread to mexico from the bay area. we have influence on a lot of people, and i'm proud of it. >> a lot of tim times they don't
represent we represent a lot of cultures with a lot of different perspectives and beliefs. >> i can see the city changes and it's scary. >> when we first started a lot of people freaked out thinking we were a cult and things like that, but we went out of our way to also make it educational through outreach and that is why we started doing the prosession in 1979. >> as someone who grew up attending the yearly processions and who has seen them change incrementally every year into kind of what they are now, i feel in many ways that the cat is out of the bag and there is no putting the genie back into the bottle in how the wider public accesses the day of the dead. >> i have been through three
different generations of children who were brought to the procession when they were very young that are now bringing their children or grandchildren. >> in the '80s, the processions were just kind of electric. families with their homemade visuals walking down the street in san francisco. service so much more intimate and personal and so much more rooted in kind of a family practice of a very strong cultural practice. it kind of is what it is now and it has gone off in many different directions but i will always love the early days in the '80s where it was so intimate and son sofa millial. >> our goal is to rescue a part of the culture that was a part that we could invite others to
join in there there by where we invite the person to come help us rescue rescue it also. that's what makes it unique. >> you have to know how to approach this changing situation, it's exhausting and i have seen how it has affected everybody. >> what's happening in mission and the relationship with the police, well it's relevant and it's relevant that people think about it that day of the dead is not just sugar skulls and paper flowers and candles, but it's become a nondenominational tradition that people celebrate. >> our culture is about color and family and if that is not present in your life, there is just no meaning to it you know? >> we have artists as black and
brown people that are in direct danger of the direct policies of the trump a administration and i think how each of the artists has responsibilitie responded ss interesting. the common >> hi.mon my name is carmen chiu, san francisco's elected assessor. buying your first home is a big deal. for many of us, it's the single largest asset that we'll own. that's why it's really important to plan ahead for property taxes so that there are no surprises. a typical question new homeowners ask is what is a supplemental tax. so understand supplemental tax, we need to start with proposition 13. under california's prop 13 law,
the value we use to calculate your property tax is limited to a 2% growth peryear, but when ownership changes, prop 13 requires that we set a properties assessed value to market value. the difference in value between the previous owner's value and the new value is the supplemental assessment. how does the supplemental assessment translate to the tax you need to pay? supplemental tax is calculated by applying the tax rate to the value and then prorating it for the amount of time that you owned it in that tax year. in generale, the tax rate is roughly 1%. let's walk-through an example together. here dan is the original owner of a home with a prop 13 protected value of $400,000. with a tax rate of 1%, he pays $4,000. dan sells his home to jennie at a market rate of $700,000. in this case, jennie's home will be reassessed to $700,000,
and jennie is responsible for paying property taxes at that level from the time she first owns it. many times, people might have already paid their property taxes in full by the time they sell their home. in that case, dan has paid $4,000 in taxes already for the full year. jennie would likely payback dan through escrow for her share of the $4,000, depending on the proportion of the tax year she owns the home. however, she's also responsible for paying taxes at the higher market value from when she begins to own the home. how does that work? let's say jennie owns the property for nine months of the first tax year, which is approximately 75% of the year. during the escrow process, she'd pay dan back 75% of the $4,000 he already paid, which is $3,000. on top of that, she would owe taxes at the higher rate for the proportion of the year she owned the house. in this case, she owes the
amount not already billed through dan or $700,000 minus $400,000, multiplied by a tax rate of 1%, and multiplied again by 75% to reflect the time she owned the home in that tax year. here, jennie's supplemental tax is roughly $2,250. going forward, jennie will be billed at her new reset prop 13 value. are you still with us? if this isn't complicated enough, some new owners might receive two supplemental tax bills, and this has to do with the date that you transfer property. but before we get to that, you first need to understand two concepts. first, what is a fiscal year? in california, local government runs on a fiscal year. unlike the calendar year, where the year begins on january 1, a fiscal year begins in the middle of the year, on july 1. property tax follows the fiscal
year cycle. second, state law requires property be valued as of january 1 every year, in other words, new year's day. the value as of january 1 is used to calculate property taxes for the upcoming fiscal year. this means property value as of january 1, 2018 will be usedtor fiscal year 18 -- used for fiscal year 18-19 covering july 2018 through june 2019. similarly, the value of january 1, 2019 will be used for the fiscal year covering july 2019 through june 2020. now back to whether you should expect to receive one or two supplemental tax bills. the rule of thumb is that if the property transfers happens in the first half of the fiscal year, in other words between july and december, then you should expect only one supplemental tax fill. if the transfer happens in the second half of the fiscal year or between january and june,
you should expect two supplemental tax bills. here's the reason why. using dan and jennie's example again, dan's $400,000 value as of january 1 is used to set the tax bill for the following fiscal year beginning july through june of the next year. jennie buys the property from dan in october. the taxable value is reset to $700,000 as of october, but the bill issued still reflects dan's lower value. in this case, jennie would expect to receive one supplemental or catch-up bill to capture the difference between her assessed value and began's fr began's -- dan's from october through june. because of january 1 we already know of the sale, we would have used the following year to set jennie's property taxes and no other supplemental bill should be received. however, if dan sells the property to jennie in march, instead, jennie should expect two supplemental bills.
like before, jennie would receive one supplemental bill to cover the time in which she owned the home in the current tax year from march to june. but because as of the next january used to set the tax base for the following tax year, dan still owned the home, the following year's entire bill still reflects the values not updated for jennie. in this instance, jennie receives a second supplemental for the following year covering july through june. after the supplemental tax bills, new owners should receive only one regular tax bill peryear going forward. remember our office values the properties, but billing and collections are handled by another organization called the treasurer and tax collector's office. if you'd like to learn more, please visit our website at sfassessor.org. thank you for watching.
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