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academy, fire operations instructions so we worked together on the scene of a fire. he is continued his work with d.e.m., the office of resiliency, coast guard, and others to bolster our planning and response coordination in a disaster. he is also expanded that of late to include boma and to include large companies that have thousands of employees whether it's the sales force building, twitter, those kinds of companies and all this pre planning is going to empower their employees so they're not part of the problem. and they can actually be part of the solution during a disaster. and enable us to do the most good for the most number of people. last but not least, chief cochran has been studying hard and getting ready for pilot school for his drone class. that concludes my report. happy to take any questions. >> thank you, very much for your
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competence reportment we'll ask for public comment. seeing none. the commissioners will chime in at this particular point. vice president covington. >> thank you mr. president. thank you for your report, chief. i just have one quick question. what is the office of resiliency? >> i'm not sure who they're under? are they under the city administrator? they work on building a more resilient san francisco in terms of disaster, homelessness, neighborhood outreach, that kind of thing. we've been working with them. they have a neighborhood empowerment network that we've been working closely with them on with nert to ensure that everyone is cared for in a
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disaster. >> thank you. >> commissioner hardeman. >> than{t
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a conversation i wasn't too good at. i lis end more. i probably would like to talk to someone about -- like what you were saying. you will do a further explanation on the $125 million. who would i talk to? it would be best to talk about with that. >> you can talk to myself, chief rivera, olivia scanlynn. they're well-versed in it. >> james ready. >> he has been off for a little bit. >> that way in case i -- she is close to tom and upset with the fire department for the way the western half of the city is not prepared for a fire. anyway -- i got to update myself
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on that. the other thing was you talked about the drones with chief cochran. another airport yesterday, newark i think, was hammered with that. these drones are becoming sort of -- with london getting shut down, we have these idiots out there having fun shutting down airports. their purpose is not known. that's sad to see because i'm a drone proponent but you hate to see that kind of activity going on. >> that will not happen with a drone in chief cochran's hands. you can guarantee that. >> thank you. >> that's very reassuring. [laughter] >> thank you, very much, commissioner hardeman. commissioner veronese. >> chief, what's the update on 35? >> on 35? >> yeah. >> so, it is, of course i didn't put it in here.
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>> if you know. if you don't know. >> we are currently working with the port on an agreement, an m.o.u. agreement, for the new station 35. they also wanted to include the old station 35 in that m.o.u. agreement and we wanted to separate the two out. we are in discussions with them to get that all hammered out. the chief has been in contact with elaine forbes as has olive yan scanlan. we've had meetings with them to hammer that out so it doesn't delay any of our timeframe for getting station 35 done. >> is it under construction? >> no. it's not. >> we haven't started on that yet? >> no, we haven't. that has to be, i believe the platform has to be shipped over from china and then it will be
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constructed over at treasure island. >> do we have a time frame? >> not yet. >> how does that m.o.u. work? is there a payment between the two entities? >> yes. again, that may be separated out. the operational part. yes, the port does want -- the port currently pays us some funding for our personnel staffing the fire boat. for those operations. they want, as part of this m.o.u. for us to pay rent moving forward on the new fire station. >> is that a new thing? >> yes, we've been paying very bill, i believe, in terms of rent. if any at all. >> so they want rent for a floating fire station that floats in the bay?
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>> yes, correct. renting the water space, as i understand it. >> i would be curious to see that m.o.u. when it gets done. if you can send it over that would be great. those are the two departments that involved negotiating with each other. is there any other city agency that is involved? the mayor's office or the board? >> right now we're working it out between ourselves and i think we have a good handle on t we're making good progress. >> the two new fire trucks, have they been assigned to a station? >> we have a list of the six stations they'll go to, yes. >> has that been announced? >> no. >> i guess all the ambulances are going 49. and those. >> you said we have 15 that will be en route. >> hopefully 10 will be in route in february and then five following that, i'm not sure if march or april or when.
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yeah. >> ok. >> thank you, chief. >> thank you, very much, commissioner veronese. i have a couple of comments. i very much appreciate your comprehensive report. i know that you know that this commission is very interested in the training facility that we're talking about. when there's more to report, in terms of progress, of what is going on, it would be very much appreciated and i know that in terms of the information for the commission. i also wanted to let you know that beyond commissioner veronese's question on station 35, there was a question on the art work that has been projected. at some point, when is appropriate, if we can have some information in terms of that as
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well. the other important information is 2019 easter bond. this easter bond, as i hear it, correct me if i'm wrong, has a lot to do with the training facility in terms of the dollar figure. i think you threw $150 million out on that. my question to you, chief, is $150 million adequate for us in terms of the training facility? >> right, we are still looking at that. it's not set in stone just yet. we're having those conversations within other departments within the city about that. >> again, with the commissioners' favor, if there's an opportunity to enhance that figure to our needs, that is utmost in terms of importance. i also know that the awss as we know it is part of that easter bond. >> correct. >> in terms of commissioner hardeman's comments in terms of the easter bond, i think there
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needs to be a continuing dialogue with the neighborhoods on the south side as well as richmond that this department is paying attention and that there's a lot of detail and information in terms of it being a big price in terms of the that. i think chief, the concept of close tenders is an important concept for the public to know about that we are trying to do something about it within the range. not just sitting around waiting for the complete awss system out there. i think the citizens out there need to know this commission is serious, the department is serious and we're trying to do something about it. finally, chief, i know that there's a volunteer appreciation luncheon january 30th. could you give us a little more information. is that volunteer appreciation for any particular component of the department?
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what is that? >> do you have more information, chief. >> i believe so. lieutenant baxter has organized it. it is to highlight some of the volunteers that show up to a whole variety of different events to support -- whether it's the toy programs, to accompany us on a parade. that kind of thing. i don't have the invite list. i don't know if it's -- i think it may be an open invitation. i can get you more information. i'm looking on my calender and you are right, it's january 30t. first flor of headquarters. >> i just wanted to remark on that as well because, the department knows chief hayes-white. we talk about nert but those volunteers out there, i think it's a great thing for us as a department to recognize the volunteers and so commissioners,
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if you are available on january 30th at 11:00, i have every intention to come by and thank those volunteers. there's usually good food as well. i think that that goes a long way. i just wanted to be able to say that as well. at this particular point, chief nickolson, i don't have any other comments. thank you for your report. >> vice president covington. >> thank you, mr. president. i just have a follow-up question regarding the training facility and the 150 million-dollar potential pricetag. since a location has not been identified and locked down and we don't know how much it will cost to purchase the facility, how much it will cost to do any grating, all of that prep work and whether or not there's toxic that need to be removed, how
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long do we have to determine wht the real number is? >> it's on the 201 bond. 2019 bond. that's coming up quickly. those are concerns of ours as well in terms of what the land is going to cost, is there any clean up necessary. we're having those discussions. we know that it may play a part in cutting into that $150 million. so we don't want it to. so, we are still -- again that number, $150 million is not set in stone. we are going to advocate, continue to advocate for ourselves. >> what is the timeframe? since the bond has been moved from 2020 to 2019, there has to
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be a figure attached to that so that the voters can say oh, yayo nay. i expect they will say yay. san francisco -- >> i can get you the timeframe that was from the meeting that i went to yesterday. i'll make sure to forward that to maureen. >> i would assume that's coming up fairly quickly. >> yes. >> ok. >> there's a meeting, i'll be sitting down with the mayor's chief-of-staff next monday afternoon. >> ok. >> on this topic. and on the awss topic. on the elements of the easter bond. >> thank you. >> thank you mr. president. covington.ou vice president madam secretary. thank you very much, chief nickolson. >> item 6, commissioner report. report o commission activities
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since last meeting, january 9th, 2019. >> is there any report that you would like to offer at this particular time? an update as such? commissioner veronese. >> just briefly. thank you mr. president. i did want to report that, without naming names, i did visit two members of the department at saint francis hospital who were recovering. to wish them well on behalf of the commission. i did, in typical fashion, bring them stella pastries from north beach. that made the visitors happy. and then also today, i did attend the stress unit meeting. which i thought was very informative. they had some guest speakers there that experts that came and spoke to them about stress
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management and techniques and that type of thing. i'm pleased to report that the support of this chief, that unit has trained in this department has trained, i believe it's 60 members of the department for stress unit -- or stress-related identification and management. i think that it's a great start to where i'm hoping this department will go in developing a peer support unit pursuant to the resolution that we passed back in october. i'm looking forward to the chief's report. i did speak with the chief afterwards. it's probably going to require a little bit more time than the february 21 date. whatever we can get going for that february 21 date, to get back to the commission on progress would be very helpful. i was surprised to hear -- i know that we are going to be
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losing a member of the stress unit. as the commission has been notified and that we are looking for a replacement for that manager in the stress unit. that is a physician that is going to be very hard to -- position very hard to fill and hard to keep because of the level of work and the intensity of the type of work that these two individuals conduct on a daily basis. i learned some interesting facts. i pressed them for interesting information. i know that the recent fire at clay street, where we lost two people, two citizens of the city and one firefighters was injured. i know that from that incident alone, there were a number of people that contacted the stress unit. upon further digging in, i was
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told today that on average in the last year, about 140 members contacted, regularly for some sort of outreach to the stress unit last year. now, if you think about that number, that's about 10% of the department. it's a big number. the staffing of th the -- the dy staffing 106 fire stations in san francisco. that's a big number. i say that publicly because i want the commission to know that this is something that is important to the members of the department. it's not something that's talked about regularly and that's the second reason i wanted to mention this publicly. there's a stigma within all fire departments and police departments and first responders that you don't reach out to people for health. we are seeing our members do that, which is great.
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i don't think that the members know that so many members are reaching out. i think that's a really good thing. we can catch these stress levels at an early stage as opposed to having to deal with them at a late stage which is what this stress unit, the two members of the stress unit are having to deal with and they're overwhelmed. i'm looking forward to the chiefs continued support on this particular report and her report how we create a state of the art stress unit. and there are state level resources force that. looking forward and hoping for the best. >> thank you, very much. in terms of this particular report, i wanted to report out,
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that i have reached out to the president and vice president of the health commission this is in light of the discussion of shared information but shared costs. or some revenue source on the discussion we've had. i wanted to report the president, dr. ed chow, dr. james lawson were very open to that and i have checked out with the commission wally in terms of the proper procedures in order for us to conduct that one of the goals with a joint meeting with the health commissioners is information. all of the dialogue and information we have on the fire commission i'm not so sure they're a very of that in
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detail. as point of information as chief hayes-white indicate, 1997 is when we inherited ambulance services and there was a joint meeting between the fire ctmmission and heath commission to launch that particular program. there has been precedent set, i've been trying to find out the proper procedure a again dieing sunshine as to if myself and the vice president from this commission might be able to start conversations with the president and vice president to the joint meeting and start the dialogue in terms of what we're doing and what the cost is with that kind of endeavor. i also want to let you know that i have also reached out to two of the commissioners of the social services commission because there are lips that we have there. a longstanding commission and
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commissioner james mawe're also talking to them because the at venturality is if we me meet wih the health commissioners, reach out with the social services commission. that fact with-the dialogue we had tonight, it seems obvious that we should have some relationship with the homeless department as well. the mandate is clear in terms of the homeless population but the shared cost and the concerns are universal if you will. and so i also think that it's important for us to talk to the hospital council as well so this fire commission can be proactive and start dialogue between the health commission, social service commission, the homeless department, but also the hospital council so we can get some idea in terms of costs but also shared responsibilities as well. so i wanted to report that out as developmental. we'll see how it goes as time progresses. i wanted to report that.
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on another note, i've been thinking very hard on trying to create a mentorship program from the commissioners to the members of the department. the whole goal of the mentorship program is that we could reach out to the members of the department. in my opinion, it doesn't have to be anybody that's an officer or a ranked member, the concept is to be open to the membership in order to have some relationships from the membership to the commission. when i was a instructor at san francisco state university, i had a program called the faculty state program where they were attached to undergraduate students and a relationship was occurring with faculty members so that there could be communication and coordination and also concept of leadership development or just in terms of good relations. so i'm going to try to find some information as to how we can
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formalize that. the unofficial basis and i'm offering out myself to the membership to those members who are interested in gathering into a concept of mentorship. i have reached out to the black firefighters, i have reached out to the asian firefighters, i will reach out to the rest of the groups to see what kind of interest that is there for us to develop. i just wanted to report that out at this time. madam secretary. >> public comment on that. >> public comment on this commissioners' report? having seen none. public comment is closed. >> item 7, agenda for next and future fire commissioner meetings. >> commissioners, at this particular point, would you like to hear what we have on our docket from the commission secretary? madam secretary, could you please refresh the commission in terms of subject matters that we've had on our list. >> i've confirmed with the united fire service women and
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they will present at the first february meeting. and then i believe there's an action item regarding the budget. that's all that is on the agenda at the moment. >> is that for the february 13t? >> correct. >> at this point, i would like to call for a report on the concept that came out today and the press release on the concept of building housing on top of a station. there was a reference in terms of station 13 in terms of housing being built on that particular station. it talked about relocation of station 13 if this concept develops. it also talks about the concept that if there's housing on top, that we would have a brand new station in terms of 13. in terms of this particular commission, i would like to call, through you chief
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hayes-white, at the next commission meeting, a detailed report in terms of this concept of housing above station 13 so that the commission can be informed s, so the commission cn be informed, so the commission can ask questions, so the commission can give comments. and part of the report for supervisor peskin as part of the concepts of development. i would like to reach out and invite supervisor peskin, if he wishes to attend that meeting on the 13th, if he wants to dialogue as to how the development of the concept develop and gives this commission an opportunity for us to get information to comment, ask questions. so at this particular point, i would like to have that agenda for february the 13th for this commission. thank you, very much, madam secretary. >> public comment on that idea. >> may i have public comment on the item 7 agenda for next and
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future fire commission meetings. public comment. seeing none, public comment is s closed. >> i take a motion in terms of adjournment, commissioners. >> so moved. >> may i have a second, please. >> second by commissioner hartmann. thank you, very much. good evening.
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>> san francisco is surrounded on three sides by water. the fireboat station is integral to maritime rescue and preparedness not only for san francisco but for all of the bay area. >> fire station 35 was built in 1915, so it's over 100 years old. and behind it, we're going to build fireboat station 35. >> so the city's capital planning committee, i think
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about three years ago, issued a guidance that all city facilities must resist sea level rise. >> fireboat station number 35, construction costs are approximately $30 million, and the construction is over complicated because the float, it's being fabricated in china and will be brought to treasure island where the building -- the actual fire station will be constructed on top of it, and then brought to pier 22 1/2 for installation. >> we are looking at late 2020 for completion of the fireboat float. the historic fire house will remain on the embarcadero. we will still respond out of the firehouse with our fire engine and respond to medical calls and other incidents
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raratin the district. >> the if a sill has to incorpora incorporate five to 6 feet of sea level rise. it's built on a float that can move up and down as the water level rises, and so it's on four fixed guide piles, so as the seas go up, it wican move and down with the bay. it does have a full range of travel from low tide to high tide of about 16 feet. so that allows for current tidal movements as well as several extra feet for sea level rise in the coming decades. >> the fireboat station float will also incorporate a ramp for ambulance deployment and access. >> the access ramp is rigidly connected to the land side or more of a pivot or hinge connection, and then, it's sliding over the top of the float. so then that way, the ramp can,
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you know, flex up and down like a hinge but also allow for a slight -- a few inches of lateral motion of the float. both the access ramps, of which there's two, and the utilities, need flexible connections when connecting from the float and back to the building. so interesting power, water, sewage, it all has flexible connections to the float. >> fireboat station 35 will provide room for three boats and one fire boot. >> we would like to establish a dedicated marine unit that would be able to respond to multiple incidents. looking into the future, we have not only at&t park, we have a lot of kayakers, but we also have a lot of developments on the southeast side, including the warriors stadium, and we want to have the ability
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to respond to any marine or maritime incidents along all of these new developments. >> there's very few design references for people actually sleeping on the water. what we really looked to were cruise ships, which are, you know, larger structures, several times the size of station 35 but have a lot of people -- a lot of sleeping, but they're really the only good reference point. and so we looked to the cruise ship industry that has kind of an index for, you know, how ma many -- how much acceleration they can accommodate. >> it's very unique. i don't know about any other fire station built on the water in the united states. >> the fireboat's a regional asset that can not only be used for water rescue and stin wishment of fires, but we also do environmental cleanup. we have a special rigging that we carrie that will contain oil spills -- carry that will
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contain oil spills until viermsal can come out. this is not a job, it is -- environmental can come out. this is not a job, it's a lifestyle, a community, and we're willing to help people any way we >> my name is randy shaw and i'm a director of the tenderloin housing clinic appeared eight years ago, in january of 2011, i realized there was something really wrong with the tenderloin , that we don't have enough lights period people say they don't feel safe in the tenderloin at night, and it is because we don't have streetlights. just coincidentally with that,
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see pmc was planning on building a new hospital -- cpmc was planning on building a new hospital. and i thought the biggest impact would be all the cars driving up the street to get to the new hospital so that it was really important for the pedestrian safety of the tenderloin to have more streetlights, so i asked mark aronson, who happens to be here today, a professor at hastings, if his class would do a study analysing the existing streetlights, and here on february 6th, 2011, they did this beautiful ten page study, which became the basis for our request. i also asked a member of the p.u.c., an engineer, for the per light cost, so i could -- took those numbers, and asked the then mayor, ed lee, if you could get us the money from cpmc.
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we figure the cost of adding lights would be $3 million. so i asked the mayor to ask for $3.5 million figuring there would be some bargaining. they would bargain with us, and i thought well, we asked for $3.5 million, we are pretty safe to get $3 million. if you know ed lee and how much he loved the tenderloin, he met with cpmc, and he got us $4 million. a million more dollars than it we needed. he said randy, i want to make sure we have enough money. he was smart. so what happened was a board of supervisors approved at all in 2012, but then cpmc had to downsize the project, and it started again in 2014. in 2014, we had a little bit of
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a conflict with city officials. you see these beautiful teardrop lights qantas everyone like those lights while we are a historic district. we had engineers who said we are not putting in those lights. we are putting in the modern lights because they work better for lu d. we are having an argument on taylor street of august 2014. and i said to him, let me put it to you this way. mayor lee wants teardrop lights. do you want me to tell the mayor you are not agreeing to what he wants? he did the same thing to mayor breach. you get mayors who really care about the tenderloin like them, in the city bureaucracy starts listening to the neighborhood. that is what happened. it took a very long time. i used to joke about harland kelley at the p.u.c. that whenever he saw me across the street, he knew i would harangue him about the delays. i have e-mails from the staff saying, randy, we are really sorry, but worse case scenario,
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it is finally going to open in the end of 2015. we finally thought it was going to open earlier in 2018, twice the wrong hardware was delivered , and barbara hale who is the assistant, since i don't know how this could happen. it is never happened before. twice they sent to the wrong fixtures, were finally, on december 21st, they were installed, and they're all in all the north-south streets, and eddy street, and i think it is all really fitting in perfectly with mayor breed overall strategy for the tenderloin. from the first week she came into her job, she was here on a friday in the tenderloin. in the last 12 months, we have seen more police activity in the tenderloin then we have seen in years. we know it is a mayor who is paying attention. and the police are working hard to, but the mayor, as a team, i
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want to thank mayor breed for joining us today and for her support for the tenderloin. >> thank you randy. i am really excited to be here today. i know i have only been mayor for a short period of time. i think throughout the time, i have been in the tenderloin almost every single day. i came out here because first of all, a lot of the folks that i grew up with live out here and spend a lot of time here, and they want their community to be safe too. we have to make sure that the resources that this community needs, so kids can get to school safely, so that folks who live here and especially our senior community, so they feel safe in their community, i want to see him clean streets in the tenderloin, i want to see safe streets and the tenderloin, and i want the people who live here, who spent time here to take care
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of the tenderloin too. this is an effort that is so critical to the success of this community, and i say yes, community, because there are so many people from so many parts of san francisco that live here, that enjoy this community. some amazing park space, and part of what our responsibility is is to make sure that the resources that this community needs, they get. that is why this opportunity for lighting, and i know people are thinking, well what is the big deal about lighting? it is a big deal. every community in this city, they want pedestrian lighting. they want teardrop lighting. lighting fixtures that look this beautiful. the tenderloin, we have made it a priority so that this community knows it is a priority , that we are going to continue to make sure that the resources are brought to this community on a regular basis. i want to thank cpmc for their
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community benefit package that includes funding for not only pedestrian safety like these lights, buffer housing opportunity, for job opportunities, they are a part of the tenderloin community and so they have invested in the tenderloin community. in addition to all of that, there will be free services and care at the package to take care of the residents of this community. it is absolutely amazing. is a true testament to a real partnership between cpmc and the city and county of san francisco i can't wait to be there in march when we cut the ribbon to open the new hospital on van ness avenue. i also want to thank harland kelly and the guys and gals at p.u.c. for your work. thank you so much for finally getting this job done, because a randy, not only did he harass the mayor at the time, he
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harassed every mayor of the board of supervisors, and that is why we finally have got it done, and yes, in less bureaucracy years than typical. i also want to thank the san francisco police department. thank you for so much for the officers who continue to walk the beach and develop relationships with the community on a regular basis. it definitely means a lot to have community policing so that members of our community feel safe when they are walking the streets. thank you to so many folks who are a part of really the driving force. they are the reasons why we, as a city, pay a lot of attention to providing resources to the community, starting with randy shot in the tenderloin housing community clinic, essential safety s.r.o. collaborative, thank you so much. [cheers and applause] >> u.c. hastings, and unite here local two.
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incredible partners. people who are fighting and advocating for the tenderloin. i have made a commitment as i have said to you all before that we will continue to invest, invest, invest in resources. in fact, many of you heard about the significant amount of money that we actually came into recently. it is a one-time fund, and my proposal with conversations with so many people here today includes a significant investment, especially in the tenderloin community. make sure that you pick up the phone and call your supervisor and other supervisors to let them know that the tenderloin will get its fair share of resources, and will not be forgotten. we will make it clean and safe for all of the residents and visitors alike. thank you all so much for being here today. [applause] >> thank you, mayor breed. as the mayor pointed out, the reason we have lights, the money came from cpmc, and one of the
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interesting things about the experience, there was a whole big narrative about how difficult it was for cpmc to work with certain people in the city, but their representative, from the very first time i met him, he said of course, we want to do streetlights pick whatever it costs, we want to do it. that is a fact. that is what he said to. it may get him into trouble forgiving us so much money, but he said cpmc wants to increase lighting in the tenderloin. it wasn't like the pole or the fighting, it was great. let me introduce -- i want to make sure i get your name right. pamela kentucky -- kanaki. >> we indeed want to have safer streets in the tenderloin. so as you heard, i am the chief operating officer at cpmc.
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we have been part of san francisco neighborhoods for over 150 years. we are very excited, as mayor breed said to be opening our new hospital and our new campus just around the corner from here, on march 2nd, less than two months. as a not-for-profit organization , centre health believes in getting -- giving back to the communities. and these lights that everyone is talking about are one of the ways that we are working with our neighbors, the city, to make our communities better, safer and healthier. in fact, a couple days ago, last friday, i was going to dinner in the tenderloin and i noticed the lights. i mentioned to my husband how beautiful the lights, how bright and beautiful they were, and so we are very pleased and proud to be part of the city, and the tenderloin. thank you very much. [applause] >> our last speaker, there is the empire market right across the way, which is benefiting from all these lights, and they
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have been a running that market for decades. she would like to explain what the lights mean to her. bora? [cheers and applause] >> thank you very much. good evening everyone. my husband and i own empire market right across the street. my family, which includes my children who live in the tenderloin for many years. i work at our store at night so my family is happy to have additional lights that will improve safety on sidewalks. during the daytime, a business owner and resident, we walk through sidewalks all the time.
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we are faced every day with safety issues, however, i am glad to know that new lights will offer a much safer situation. we will be able to know what is going on the sidewalk outside of our family business neighborhoods. thank you very much. [cheers and applause] >> it turns out that the lights actually got on before jane kim left office, within a few days. jane kim by unexpectedly, so she would like to say a few words. [cheers and applause] >> so it really is incredible that these lights have come on. just a couple of days before my turn was ending, only because this was one of the first projects i worked on when i came into office in 2011. it only took a little over eight years, but this did really begin
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in the community first, when the negotiations with cpmc began about the move of their hospital to the van ness core door, and has a lot of questions about the impact that this hospital would have in terms of traffic to the neighborhood, in terms of economy, and many other things. it was groups like central city s.r.o. collaborative who had been working collaboratively on passages to increase adult presence on the streets as kids walk and back doors walk back and forth between school and afterschool programs, and i see many of our partners are here today. and randy, who talked about a study of how this neighborhood had the least number of streetlights at night of any neighborhood here in san francisco. so this, along with the pedestrian safety improvement really became the priority at the community and how cpu josie beat -- and how cpmc could make this neighborhood safer and stronger.
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there are many steps along the pathway to get here, of which they were not the major obstacle because they committed to this program so early on. i can't mention how many neighborhood studies and community processes that our offices worked with so many of the community leaders here over the last eight years to make that happen. i want to give a huge shout out to the public utilities commission. i know the general manager is here. [cheers and applause] >> the staff really did a tremendous amount of work to move this money that has been committed to, which i should note, also went to the tenderloin museum that was standing behind here today, and we actually had to repurpose other city funds to come to help fund with cpmc originally, which is a street lighting funding program, and the p.u.c. made that happen. and whether the challenges we are getting, we need to connect it to our infrastructure, to so many other design challenges, and then different wants from the community. the p.u.c. really came out, along with the mayor's office of
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economic development, working alongside our community leaders to make sure that this happened within eight years. so i just want to wish everyone a big round of congratulations. our neighborhood really does work together to make this community safer, and i want to thank our mayor for her strong commitment to making sure that the tenderloin continues to be invested in heavily and strongly , and prioritized over her time as mayor. thank you very much. [cheers and applause] >> and matt haney is out of town or else he would be here, our new supervisor. thank you all. if you have any questions or anything important to ask to folks, enjoy the lights. the darker it gets, the brighter they are. thank you all. [♪]
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>> right before the game starts, if i'm still on the field, i look around, and i just take a deep breath because it is so exciting and magical,
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not knowing what the season holds holds is very, very exciting. it was fast-paced, stressful, but the good kind of stressful, high energy. there was a crowd to entertain, it was overwhelming in a good way, and i really, really enjoyed it. i continued working for the grizzlies for the 2012-2013 season, and out of happenstance, the same job opened up for the san francisco giants. i applied, not knowing if i would get it, but i would kick myself if i didn't apply. i was so nervous, i never lived anywhere outside of fridays know, andfridays --
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fresno, and i got an interview. and then, i got a second interview, and i got more nervous because know the thought of leaving fresno and my family and friends was scary, but this opportunity was on the other side. but i had to try, and lo and behold, i got the job, and my first day was january 14, 2014. every game day was a puzzle, and i have to figure out how to put the pieces together. i have two features that are 30 seconds long or a minute and a 30 feature. it's fun to put that altogetl r together and then lay that out in a way that is entertaining for the fans. a lucky seat there and there, and then, some lucky games that include players. and then i'll talk to lucille, can you take the shirt gun to the bleachers. i just organize it from top to
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bottom, and it's just fun for me. something, we don't know how it's going to go, and it can be a huge hit, but you've got to try it. or if it fails, you just won't do it again. or you tweak it. when that all pans out, you go oh, we did that. we did that as a team. i have a great team. we all gel well together. it keeps the show going. the fans are here to see the teams, but also to be entertained, and that's our job. i have wonderful female role models that i look up to here at the giants, and they've been great mentors for me, so i aspire to be like them one day. renelle is the best. she's all about women in the workforce, she's always in our
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corner. [applause] >> i enjoy how progressive the giants are. we have had the longer running until they secure day. we've been doing lgbt night longer than most teams. i enjoy that i work for an organization who supports that and is all inclusive. that means a lot to me, and i wouldn't have it any other way. i wasn't sure i was going to get this job, but i went for it, and i got it, and my first season, we won a world series even if we hadn't have won or gone all the way, i still would have learned. i've grown more in the past four years professionally than i think i've grown in my entire adult life, so it's been eye opening and a wonderful
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learning sustainability mission, even though the bikes are very minimal energy use. it still matters where the energy comes from and also part of the mission in sustainability is how we run everything, run our business. so having the lights come on with clean energy is important to us as well. we heard about cleanpowersf and learned they had commercial rates and signed up for that. it was super easy to sign up. our bookkeeper signed up online, it was like 15 minutes. nothing has changed, except now we have cleaner energy. it's an easy way to align your environmental proclivities and
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goals around climate change and it's so easy that it's hard to not want to do it, and it doesn't really add anything to the bill. >> the municipal charter for the city andun

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