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had. >> thank you. today i am introducing the resolution that is a product of the powerful and steadfast efficacy of amazing climate justice activists, in particular, i want to thank some folks who worked closely with my all it -- office in crafting this resolution. we are declaring an emergency because simply put katherine his normal time to waste. san francisco, like the rest of california, a suffering impacts of climate change in the form of droughts, air pollution, extreme heats, and lowland flooding. earlier today, at a press conference we did, i stated some pretty scary projections. 8 feet of sea level rise over the next 100 years, and we know that even at 3 feet, the ferry building will be flooding twice daily. the embarcadero, mission bay and marina will all be at risk. already we are planning to
permanently closed two lanes of the highway in response to rising tides quickly know that we and our successes successors will have to find billions and tens of billions or more to make the infrastructure investments necessary to protect the city from climate change impacts that are already inevitable. we have to take every feasible action to prevent even more severe impacts. emergency is upon us and we need to recognize that an act with urgency face on the recognition every day. san francisco has been a leader on environment issues and we should all be grateful for the tremendously talented staff of the department of environment and in particular, i want to think director raphael and others for their help with this resolution. i also want to thank the mayor charge office for their council. this resolution seeks to build on and amplify their efforts. i want to thank my office as well. brickley hayward, richmond and oakland taking steps subject to a state of emergency, and we
should certainly during that period i want to thank my cosponsors, as well as supervisor viewing, supervisor peskin, of supervisor brown, and matt haney. we need to respond to the greatest emergency of our time. the rest i submit b thank you, supervisor. >> today i am reintroducing a call for a hearing and introducing two pieces of legislation, i previously called for a hearing on home burglaries and home invasion robberies and it is currently pending in the public safety and neighborhood services committee. since then, i have heard from countless constituents who have had packages stolen from their front porch, driveway or doorway, with the gross -- growth of online shopping, package that has emerged as a major concern for residents of my district and in the city. as such, i'm adding package thefts to the hearing on home burglaries in order to learn more about the growing problem and work towards solutions. seconds, i am introducing an
amendment to the question time ordinance to close a loophole that emerged in my first week in office. this will grasp the clerk of the board the authority to extend the deadline for submitting the topic of a question for the mayor charge a appearance before the board board by 24 hours, during holiday periods, especially noticed meetings, or the week of new members joining the board. i am grateful to mayor breed to graciously allowed me to submit a question for my first board of supervisors meeting despite the deadline for doing so being in question. with this amendment, there will be clarity for the process going forward. next, i'm introducing a resolution in support of a permanent memorial or the survivors and victims of the irish famine. in the 19th century, in a span of three decades, the population of ireland declined by over 50%, well some site a potato blight as a cause of the famine. they produce more than enough food to feed his people during that time. the deaths of over 1 million
irish people at the immigration of many millions more must be understood as a failure of politics, of policy, and it is important we acknowledge its lessons. these lessons remain poignant and relevant today as food insecurity threatens billions in the world, and millions in the united states. it is also important we celebrate the essential contributions, the irish-american community has made to our city, and in particular, to my district where irish culture and traditions have rooted and flourished to the benefit of us all. i would like to thank the entire irish famine committee, in particular john o'riordan for their leadership in their communities, in our city, and on this memorial. i would like to thank my cosponsors, supervisor yee, matt haney, and aaron peskin. the last i submit. >> thank you, supervisor mar. mr. president, that concludes the introduction of new
business. >> okay. thank you, madame clerk. >> mr. president,. >> mr. president, i want to be added, i think it was an oversight. we were supposed to be on there as well what supervisor might just introduced, so for the closed charger information. >> thank you, supervisor. >> okay. now we can go to the next item. >> at this time, the board welcomes public comment for up to two minutes on items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the board to include the january 15th, 2019 board meeting minutes. item 43, the closed session on existing litigation including whether or not to go into closed session, or on the possibility that the board continue this item to a future date. item 44 through 47, additionally are also welcome to be commented on during public comment. speakers using interpretation will be allowed twice the amount of time to testify. if you like to display a document on the overhead
projector, please just place it under the projection and then remove it when you would like to return to live coverage of the meeting. >> okay. , come on up. >> first and foremost, i would like to offer our condolences to our elected public defender from all of us in san francisco. the workers at the public defender's office, and the numerous supporters of jeff adachi. having said that, i am on a mission today to address a situation in san francisco at 555 santon street. we have serious problems
additively browned middle school and others. we have supervisors who are involved in all sorts of shenanigans, but are not addressing seriously the education of our children. a principle, 25 years of teaching, one and a half years at the school as a principal, ganged up on and the san francisco unified school district did not give a hoot. this black woman got a nervous breakdown, and normally i don't like to interfere, i used to, and supervisor sandra fewer knows about this in the past,
but i don't like to interfere, but i was forced to. i advise the principal to get a dr. dr.'s certificate where she will be getting three weeks to look after herself, and i will address the board of this school district at about 6:00 p.m. >> thank you for your comments. >> next speaker. >> hello. my name is denise. i stand before you as a representative of taz auto detailing. the only company that meets the requirements and mandated by s.f. shasha charger. taz is the only vendor awarded detailing contracts, all the others vendors being paid through prop q. authority. as vendors would violate city
purchasing rules for contracts over $400,000. taz is the only vendor with a contract being excluded by the san francisco police department and other city departments through mar farley, the senior purchaser in o.c.a. office of contract administration, as well as brian young, his fpd fleet management. taz is the only qualified black car wash in san francisco that is being discriminated against. it has been discriminated against since 2014, to the present time. taz has filed a whistleblower complaint in 2,016, in 2016 for the same behavior, whereas essential shops forced taz to do horrible fittings, which is illegal. sergeant rick yee engaged in
bid-rigging along with city purchasing departments. doing the bidding process for the carwash contract. we have been complaining about this since the award date. under written policy that the city departments don't have to abide by contract requirements or road contracts does not require city departments to do so, but taz, but to do business with taz, although -- >> thank you, next speaker. >> hello. i don't know if people are going to be claiming that they didn't believe me. my word is pure gold, and i have all kinds of references to that, but my word is not enough about
me restoring tourism and bringing millions, if not more of revenue to the city. they didn't offer me the chance to show more evidence and more witnesses as to the fact that i really did restore tourism. they told me they didn't want to come because it is so filthy. they started talking to me saying they would come back next year because it is starting to look clean. then the tourist came back. this is true, and i need to be able to verify with you that you know this is truth, and ask you again, why do i go three days and no one will give me a piece of bread in this city. can i not, if i did bringing millions of dollars of revenue to the city, expect someone with give me a piece of bread once a day and not go for the last three days or two days without giving me a piece of bread, but today i got one piece of bread. i haven't eaten for several days it just seems like i should have a right to demand that you treat
me that well at least and don't let me go hungry four days. you don't give a freak in a darn. i -- it doesn't matter if i earned that or not. i start taking it out of myself that i am maybe a worthless piece of -- >> thank you. next speaker. >> hello. i am a resident of mount davidson at the edge of some park. i want to ask for more resources to manage the trees in our open spaces. i want to give you an example. in 2012, a consultant did a tree assessment of the trees in glen canyon and recommended dozens of
trees be removed because they are unhealthy, they are -- they pose a risk for our injury damage and death because they are along roads, sidewalks, and trails in the canyon, and most of the trees in glen canyon are in the park, but dozens of trees were also recommended for removal west of o'shaughnessy boulevard in district seven and on the soda property, which belongs to the unified school district. trees are still there. additional trees were recommended for pruning. the trees haven't been pruned. sensitive city took over all the management for the street trees, we should do the same for the trees in our open spaces, and if you can find the funds and
resources to help wreck and park mainly to manage these trees, that would be really good for the environment where neighbors have already explained our concerns for reducing the potential for catastrophic wildfire in the canyon, and within the past year, a tree along o'shaughnessy, not 25 feet from me when i was standing there just dropped a heavy branch and then the following month, a tree right next to the trail england canyon -- >> thank you. next speaker kick. >> hello. i am a resident of north beach place. i am in district three, and i am directing mr. peskin. i notice you do wonderful work
in chinatown and over there by washington square. >> i will stop you and pause for a moment. he will direct your comments to the board as a whole. >> okay. also, there's things going on in north beach place that needs to be addressed. when i used to live in pereira hill, they use to shoot up the wall next door to my dr.'s bedroom. i had gunfire outside of my dining room last night on bay street. there's a vacant unit that is underneath me with a man is deceased. i have talked to the management. and the police department has supported me on this. they will not put no plywood on it or nothing to stop vagrants from coming into the unit and using it. half the time it is used for drugs are coming in and out to rob people, and that was part of the procedure last night with the gunfire. they tried to rob somebody and somebody shot at them. so i wish that somebody would address this in district three,
and he north beach place, that ice -- because i have been there for five years. i was born and raised there. i would like to see my complex in that area more safely because it is north beach and fisher menchaca worth on the edge. when he sent me to come down there and see about us. thank you. >> if i just me through the president, i go way back with your mom, as you know, but my staff is actually coming in right there and will give you my card and take you to my office right now. we will hook you up with the captain. >> thank you. next speaker. >> mr. president, madame clerk, w. oh, duffy san francisco. the greatest problem of our time, "green book getting the oscar. i'll go with the brown bridge machine, which is alive and well. i'm speaking in more general terms about gun deaths.
two thirds of gun deaths have occurred in areas like ours that are dominated by the democratic party. this party constituents get killed and the governments and communities injure the carnage. when the shooters are brought to justice, it is democratic governments that have to pay for the incarceration for the rest of their lives. if you recognize the cultural and physical location of the carnage of gun deaths, the only conclusion that you can draw is that the republican party has maintained dominance over the united states governance since november 22nd, 1963, not by being democratically elected, but by killing us. the national rifle association is the domestic terrorism of the republican party. the rest i will submit. >> thank you, next speaker, please.
we have a contract to clean city cars. we are the only contractor being denied work. we want the board of supervisors to look into it. that is that what we are requesting is that you look into the contract practice related to the surrounding contract. >> thank you for your comments. either any other members of the public would like to address the boards during public comment? please step up. mr. president? >> so no other public comment?
public comment is now closed. madame clerk, i'm sorry, please call the next item. >> item 43 is the conference with the city attorney, it is a closed session for the board to convene today, figure 26, 2019 for the purpose of conferring with and receiving advice from the city attorney regarding existing litigation, regarding the american beverage association and california retail association, and the california state outdoor advertising association versus the city filed in the united states district court for the northern district of california on july 24th, 2015. >> okay. colleagues, given that we have a black history month closing ceremony in the rotunda shortly, i would like us to entertain a
motion to continue this in closed session to the meeting of tuesday, march 19th, 2019. is there a motion? >> so moved. >> okay. moved by supervisor peskin. is there a second? seconded by supervisor stefani. without objection, this closed session will be continued to the meeting of march 19th, 2019. madame clerk, please call, no. okay. madame clerk, please call the for adoption without committee reference calendar. >> items 44347 introduce for adoption without reference to committee. these items are resolution. unanimous vote is required. alternatively, any supervisor may require a resolution to go to committee. >> okay.
for item -- colleagues, are there any items you want to sever? >> i would like to sever an item >> as if you. >> my apologies. yes, i have worked, i would like to sever number 45. >> forty-five, okay. any other items? seeing then, could we take items 44, 46, and did you call 47? >> yes. >> i 47, same house same call, without objection, these resolutions are adopted unanimously madame clerk, please call eight and 45.
>> item 45 is a resolution to urge the san francisco public utilities commission to include in their preliminary report to the mayor regarding pg and he a plan to build that renewable power facilities in city-owned property. >> okay. supervisor viewer. >> thank you. i have worked with the san francisco public utilities commission and colleagues on amendments to strengthen this resolution and i present those to you today. i understand that these amendments are nonsubstantive, and do not require a continuance at the local agency formation commission meeting last week, the body heard from stakeholders that even as he explored the immediate opportunity in front of us to acquire pg and the distribution infrastructure, we also must continue to advance planning to build out local clean and renewable power resources on city-owned property these amendments as language about affordability as a priority for clean power s.f. and the importance of energy
independence given the actual operational volatility, and clarified that the public utilities commission would be developing a plan by the end of the 2019 calendar year to present both to the board of supervisors. and eager to see design and continue these important discussions. thanks to colleagues for cosponsoring this resolution. >> okay. supervisor viewer, that is a motion to amend. can we have a second? seconded by supervisor ronen. without objection, these amendments are approved. without objection, can we approve the resolution as amended? great. the resolution is approved unanimously as amended.
give me a second here. okay, it looks like everything is cleared. madame clerk, is there -- >> in memoriam. >> please read the in memoriam. >> today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following beloved individuals. on behalf of supervisor peskin, for the late gwendolyn hill, on behalf of supervisor stefani, for the late mr. san francisco, on behalf of supervisor yee, the late michael palmer, and on behalf of the entire board of supervisors, the board to being deeply aggrieved by the passing of the great lion of equality before the law, the late, great
>> shop & dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges resident to do their shop & dine in the 49 within the 49 square miles of san francisco by supporting local services in the neighborhood we help san francisco remain unique successful and vibrant so we're will you shop & dine in the 49 chinatown has to be one the best
unique shopping areas in san francisco that is color fulfill and safe each vegetation and seafood and find everything in chinatown the walk shop in chinatown welcome to jason dessert i'm the fifth generation of candy in san francisco still that serves 2000 district in the chinatown in the past it was the tradition and my family was the royal chef in the pot pals that's why we learned this stuff and moved from here to have dragon candy i want people to know that is art we will explain a walk and they can't walk in and out it is different techniques from stir
frying to smoking to steaming and they do show of. >> beer a royalty for the age berry up to now not people know that especially the toughest they think this is - i really appreciate they love this art. >> from the cantonese to the hypomania and we have hot pots we have all of the cuisines of china in our chinatown you don't have to go far. >> small business is important to our neighborhood because if we really make a lot of people lives better more people get a job here not just a big firm. >> you don't have to go anywhere else we have pocketed of great neighborhoods haul have all have their own uniqueness.
>> san francisco has to all ♪ >> welcome to hamilton recreation and aquatics center. it is the only facility that has an integrated swimming pool and recreation center combined. we have to pools, the city's water slide, for little kids and those of you that are more daring and want to try the rockslide, we have a drop slide. >> exercises for everybody. hi have a great time. the ladies and guys that come, it is for the community and we really make it fun. people think it is only for
those that play basketball or swim. >> i have been coming to the pool for a long time now. it is nice, they are sweet. >> in the aquatics center, they are very committed to combining for people in san francisco. and also ensuring that they have public safety. >> there are a lot of different personalities that come through here and it makes it very exciting all the time. they, their family or teach their kids have a swim. >> of the gem is fantastic, there is an incredible program going on there, both of my girls
have learned to swim there. it is a fantastic place, check it out. it is an incredible indication of what bonn dollars can do with our hearts and facilities. it is as good as anything you will find out why mca. parents come from all over. >> there are not too many pools that are still around, and this is one-stop shopping for kids. you can bring your kid here and have a cool summer. >> if you want to see some of the youth and young men throughout san francisco play some great pickup games, come wednesday night for midnight basketball. on saturdays, we have a senior
lyons dance that has a great time getting exercise and a movement. we have all the music going, the generally have a good time. whether it is awkward camp or junior guard. >> from more information, visit . >> neighborhood in san francisco are also diverse and fascist as the people that inhabitable them we're in north beach about supervisor peskin will give us a tour and introduce is to what think of i i his favorite district 5 e 3 is in the northwest surrounded by the san francisco bay the district is
the boosting chinatown oar embarcadero financial district fisherman's wharf exhibit no. north beach telegraph hill and part of union square. >> all of san francisco districts are remarkable i'm honored and delighted to represent really whereas with an the most intact district got chinatown, north beach fisherman's wharf russian hill and knob hill and the northwest waterfront some of the most wealthier and inning e impoverished people in san francisco obgyn siding it is ethically exists a bunch of tight-knit neighborhoods people know he each other by name a wonderful placed physically and socially to be all of the
neighborhoods north beach and chinatown the i try to be out in the community as much as and i think, being a the cafe eating at the neighborhood lunch place people come up and talk to you, you never have time alone but really it is fun hi, i'm one the owners and is ceo of cafe trespassing in north beach many people refer to cafe trees as a the living room of north beach most of the clients are local and living up the hill come and meet with each other just the way the united states been since 1956 opposed by the grandfather a big people person people had people coming since the day we opened. >> it is of is first place on the west that that exposito 6
years ago but anyone was doing that starbuck's exists and it created a really welcoming pot. it is truly a legacy business but more importantly it really at the take care of their community my father from it was formally italy a fisherman and that town very rich in culture and music was a big part of it guitars and sank and combart in the evening that tradition they brought this to the cafe so many characters around here everything has incredible stories by famous folks last week the cafe that paul carr tennessee take care from the jefferson starship hung out the cafe are the famous poet lawrence william getty and jack herb man go hung out.
>> they work worked at a play with the god fathers and photos he had his typewriter i wish i were here back there it there's a lot of moving parts the meeting spot rich in culture and artists and musicians epic people would talk with you and you'd get [♪] >> i really believe that art should be available to people for free, and it should be part of our world, you shouldn't just be something in museums, and i love that the people can just go there and it is there for everyone. [♪]
>> i would say i am a multidimensional artist. i came out of painting, but have also really enjoyed tactile properties of artwork and tile work. i always have an interest in public art. i really believe that art should be available to people for free, and it should be part of our world. you shouldn't just be something in museums. i love that people can just go there, and it is there for everyone. public art is art with a job to do. it is a place where the architecture meets the public. where the artist takes the meaning of the site, and gives a voice to its. we commission culture, murals, mosaics, black pieces, cut to mental, different types of material. it is not just downtown, or the big sculptures you see, we are in the neighborhood.
those are some of the most beloved kinds of projects that really give our libraries and recreation centers a sense of uniqueness, and being specific to that neighborhood. colette test on a number of those projects for its. one of my favorites is the oceanview library, as well as several parks, and the steps. >> mosaics are created with tile that is either broken or cut in some way, and rearranged to make a pattern. you need to use a tool, nippers, as they are called, to actually shape the tiles of it so you can
get them to fit incorrectly. i glued them to mash, and then they are taken, now usually installed by someone who is not to me, and they put cement on the wall, and they pick up the mash with the tiles attached to it, and they stick it to the wall, and then they groped it afterwards. [♪] >> we had never really seen artwork done on a stairway of the kinds that we were thinking of because our idea was very just barely pictorial, and to have a picture broken up like that, we were not sure if it would visually work. so we just took paper that size and drew what our idea was, and cut it into strips, and took it down there and taped it to the steps, and stepped back and looked around, and walked up and down and figured out how it would really work visually. [♪] >> my theme was chinese heights
because i find them very beautiful. and also because mosaic is such a heavy, dens, static medium, and i always like to try and incorporate movement into its, and i work with the theme of water a lot, with wind, with clouds, just because i like movements and lightness, so i liked the contrast of making kites out of very heavy, hard material. so one side is a dragon kite, and then there are several different kites in the sky with the clouds, and a little girl below flying it. [♪] >> there are pieces that are
particularly meaningful to me. during the time that we were working on it, my son was a disaffected, unhappy high school student. there was a day where i was on the way to take them to school, and he was looking glum, as usual, and so halfway to school, i turned around and said, how about if i tell the school you are sick and you come make tiles with us, so there is a tile that he made to. it is a little bird. the relationship with a work of art is something that develops over time, and if you have memories connected with a place from when you are a child, and you come back and you see it again with the eyes of an adult, it is a different thing, and is just part of what makes the city an exciting place. [
>> my name is holly i'm been in enterprise software training for 10 years that expired film and art and voice-over week work and all kinds of work. >> i'm jane a program director for the state of california i have the privilege of working on special technology projects for the depth of the technology a
passion for helping people and a passion for doing work that makes a difference and makes me feel good at night and i think about what i did today and helping every single person in the city as. >> a technology professional a need for more women and more women in leadership roles the diversity and the leadership pipeline is an area that needs a little bit of love. >> a lot of love. >> a whole lost love. >> i'll contribute for the change for women's equality by showing up and demonstrating that the face of success schizophrenia came come in a variety of corresponds. >> they're a lot of roadblocks for san francisco when it comes to our proposition and finding a
play for information that has how to start and grow management so we started to build the san francisco business portal not just consults or the taxpayers and voters they're actually customers we are the government serving the consumers in our neighborhood i point to at least one best that i personally touched with one way or another and makes me feel good about the projects like the business portal and in embarking on this new exciting journey of finding better and efficient ways to deliver services to san franciscans i sit through a lot of senior management meetings i'm the only woman in the room i know that our c i o is tried to recruit
for women and a male dominated environment. >> i've felt unbounded and inspired to pursue a lot of things over time i recognize to be cricked in ways i didn't anticipate you know i've followed the calling but now put me in a position to spend most of my time doing things i love this is the whole point; right? you ought to feel inspired in our work and found opportunities to have you're work put you in service for others and happy doing what you're spending so much time. >> my father was a journalist lift and my mom a teacher when we finally decided to give up
their lives because of me and now i actually get to serve the city and county of san francisco it makes me feel really, really good not this didn't happen overnight i've worked my entire life to get to this point and much more to learn and i have a lot of changes ahead. >> really think about what moves you what you're pat's about and trust that you are sufficient and enough where you are to begin and then is her that you are being tenacious about getting to the next place in the evolution but by all means start with you are and know that's enough
>> my passion for civil service is inspired by a tradition. scda stands for supervisorory control and data acquisition. we can respond to an alarm, store history, so we can look at previous events and see what went wrong and if we can improve it. operations came to scda and said, can you write a program that would run the pumps at crystal springs pump station to eliminate peak power usage during daytimes, and we performed that function.
i love the puzzle. every time there's a problem that comes up, it's a puzzle that has to be solved, and we do it. >> travis writes all the code for the original water system. he is super passionate. he knows every little detail about everything. he's a great troubleshooter. he can walk into the plant, we can tell hem an issue, and he'll nail down what the problem is, whether it be electrical, mechanical or computer. he works very well with others, he knows how to teach, very easygoing, great guy to work with. >> my passion for civil service is inspired by a tradition. i'm performing a task that has been done for thousands of years. the aztec had their aqueducts
went above and beyond and is continuing to do that today. this past year, the san francisco public utilities commission water quality division started receiving many more requests to test for lead in the public school system here in san francisco as a result of legislation that had passed from the state requiring all of the public schools to do lead testing. and so as a result, the public utilities commission and the water quality team in particular was asked to meet with the san francisco unified school district to begin to prioritize which schools to test to meet that state mandate. >> the team that tests, we're a full service environmental laboratory, and we take care of both the needs of the water quality division and the waste water enter price. and on the water quality enterprise, we have to also have drinking water that meets all federal and state quality regulations. and lead in schools, we're
playing a problem in remediating this problem of lead in schools. >> our role here in communications is being able to take the data that we have that we know is protective of public health and safety and transmit it, give it to the public in a way they understand we are really doing our jobs well and making sure that they are safe always. >> the public learned very quickly all the accurate facts and all the critical information that they needed to know, and it's up to these individuals and their agencies and their commitment to the city. >> i enjoy the work because i can help people, and i can help the utilities to provide a better water quality, make sure that people feel that drinking hetch hetchy water is actually a pride. >> hats off to the water quality team because between them working on late nights, working on the weekends when the schools are closed, and working as a partner in the school district for the times
they found a higher lead sample, they worked through to address that, so the team went above and beyond and is continuing to do that today. >> i lived in the mission neighborhood for seven years and before that the excel see your district. 20 years a resident of the city and county of san francisco. i am the executive director of a local art space nonprofit that
showcases work that relate to the latino community and i have been in this building for seven years and some of my neighbors have been here 30 year. we were notified from the landlord he was going to sell the building. when we realized it was happening it was no longer a thought for the landlord and i sort of had a moment of panic. i heard about the small sites program through my work with the mission economic agency and at met with folks from the mayor's housing program because they wanted to utilize the program. we are dealing with families with different needs and capacities. conversations were had early in the morning because that is the only time that all the tenants were in the building and finally
when we realized that meda did have the resources to buy the building we went on a letter writing campaign to the landlord and said to him we understand you want to sell your building, we understand what you are asking for and you are entitled to it, it's your land, but please work with us. what i love about ber nell height it represents the diversity that made me fall in love with san francisco. we have a lot of mom and pop shops and you can get all your resources within walking distance. my favorite air area of my homes my little small patio where i can start my morning and have my
coffee an is a sweet spot for me and i you. >> well to the epic center are you ready for the next earthquake did you know if you're a renter you can get earthquake shushes we'll take to the earthquake authorities hi welcome to another episode i'm the chief resilience officer for san francisco i'm joined by my good friends for the earthquake authority we're at the el cap center for the city and county of san francisco started in 2013 to get the
community and talk about the risk we think about earthquake if usual great city you'll see one of the demonstrates we've built the model home and i encourage other episodes we'll be retroactively retrofitting and showing you as property owners to employ you work for the california earthquake authority talk about your role and earthquake shirnls up think the viewers want to know if you're a renter or property owner how the insurance issues. >> i'm the chief mitigation officer or c e a a property line funded pubically managed entity that provides earthquake shiners for one to four units and mobile owners to come down and renters throughout the state of california. >> what make the c e a deft. >> we work with 19
participates the insurer that sells you, your homeowner policy you're not obligated to buy it but you can buy a policy. >> am i covered with homeowners insurance. >> no california homeowners understand their homeowners insurance doesn't cover earthquake they need a separate policy if you're an shiners you can get the earthquake insurance policy. >> so explain why it is for the c e a is deft if a traditional insurance agency. >> irreverent so in the 80s the state of california passed a law that requires any company that writes the policies to over earthquake insurance the homeowners are not required by commissioner cranshaw can bye there was so much loss they were going to stop writing the
insurance policies for earthquakes they wanted to stop a serious insurance policy. >> we're talking about the homeownership's buying the earthquake shiners but 70 percent are renters what's my opposite. >> the option for renter the earthquake be insurance company is affordable i think people don't realize just exactly what it covers it covers damaged property but loss of use if you have to be under a building they have a quarter main that was broken as well as emergency repair if interests glass breaks in the carpet you need to be in our unit that's whether earthquake is important. >> you're title you're the excessive mitigation officer for the state of california when i think of insurance i don't think about mitigation. >> so as part of public safety mission the c e a started to put
aside mitigation loss fund 5 percent of invested income and when i joined the company 34 years ago we had $45 million to make a difference for moving and incentivizing and mitigation for california homeowners to structure engineering a unique opportunity to cervical homeowners to help them to mitigate the equivalent. >> whether an owner or renter i want to find more information about earthquake insurance where should i go. >> earthquake authority.com not only information about insurance but a calculated figures and as of january lots of deductible and 25 percent if a homeowner mitigate their hope up to 20 percent off their premium as an incentive for the work. >> what does mitigate the