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>> good morning. oh, my gosh. this is not only an auspicious occasion, it is truly joyful. it is my tremendous pleasure and honor to ask you to give a warm welcome to our mayor, london breed. you've got it. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: all righty, huh? we're getting started, but today is really a very happy occasion. i am so really honored to be here to celebrate the opening of 83 new 100% affordable housing units in the city and county of san francisco. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: what's so amazing about this project is not only are these
units 83 units for formerly homeless persons but for formerly homeless families, people with children who will have a safe, affordable place to call home. 50% of the units will go to people who unfortunately were homeless on our streets here in san francisco. that is something that we can absolutely be proud of. but we know we have more work to do. we know that we have a long way to go, but i am hopeful, i'm optimistic because not so long ago, i stood in this very room with a number of nonprofit organizations, a number of leaders in affordable housing and homeless services. we stood in this room, and we talked about an unanticipated amount of money that came to the city and county of san francisco. we did not expect this additional revenue, and i am
proud to report that not only has the board of supervisors and i worked out an agreement for those funds, but i signed that legislation today. the eraf funding will go into effect, and as a result, right next door to 1036 mission, we are going to build 250 new affordable housing units, 100%, for formerly homeless individuals. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: 250 units. and i've got to tell you, it is a great time to be mayor in san francisco, because although we know that our number one challenge is addressing homelessness and trying to make sure that sadly people who are struggling on our streets get a safe and affordable place to call home, folks are hopeful
about the future of san francisco. we're out there working every single day with so many amazing partners, people who are willing to invest in projects just like this. i just want to thank t.u.c. and people like dawn, for your commitment to support and build affordable housing projects all over our city, but your work in rehabilitating some of our affordable housing projects so that those places are also safe and the conditions of those -- that those residents are living in are good and quality conditions, as well. so i am just really excited to be here today, and i am so excited for especially the families, the people who are living here, the people who will be raising their children here and walking their kids to school from this very place. it's an exciting time in our city, as i said, and so many incredible people to thank,
including dawn falk and tndc. thank you to the mayor's office of housing and community development, and the office of homelessness and supportive housing for providing the wraparound services necessary to make sure that these families not only have a safe and affordable place to call home, but they thrive in the city and county of san francisco. and congratulations again to all the families, thank you to all the employees and all the folks that are going to continue to work with us to ensure that we continue in san francisco to build more housing opportunities like this for so many of our families and so many of the folks who need it the most. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you so much, mayor breed. you honor us with your presence. please join me in welcoming our
supervisor, matt haney. [applause] >> supervisor haney: thank you, don. thank you for your leadership in making this come to fruition and for making so many more opportunities for community housing. i am so excited to be here as the district six supervisor. this is actually my very first ribbon cutting as supervisor, and i couldn't imagine a more appropriate place and a more appropriate partner than tndc to be doing this with. this building and what it represents for the future of our community, for the people, for the residents who are going to live here, for our commitment to make sure that no family is homeless in our city, i think, is just such a powerful statement and a joyous occasion. i was a school board member for six years, and one of the most heart -- one of the most painful things that we have in our city is that we have far too many families who are
without stable and secure housing, many who are either on and off our streets or in the shelters. some of whom are in studios or doubled up, this is the way we solve that problem, by building housing, by building housing of different types where we actually have not just one bedrooms, but we have two bedrooms, we have three bedrooms. we know that families need to be able to have secure and stable housing as they grow and commit to place. i'm also very excited to see the open space that's here. i got to go, and if you haven't yet, go up and see the beautiful floor. it's in soma, a place where we're in need of open space. south of market is a place that needs more affordable housing. it's also a place where families are, and this needs to be a safe and clean and affordable place for families to be, and i look forward to working closely with tndc for the residents here.
and thank you to all of the people who made this possible, all of the organizations, the investors, the staff of tndc. i know it's a huge operation to make sure that not just that we have housing, but that the people who live here are supported, and that they know that they have folks to talk to and places to play, and that they're stable and secure over the long-term. so thank you for your leadership. i look forward to being at the next ribbon cutting. this is the first of many with mayor breed and her staff and certainly with tndc and congratulations to the residents. we're here to support you, and we're so proud for you letting us be a part of this today. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, supervisor. there can only be one first time. that's us. [laughter]. >> thank you. and now, i'm just so pleased to welcome to the microphone,
gabrielle tolina, who lives here at 1036 mission street. [applause] >> oh, wow. i just want to say thank you for building a place to call ours. and just thank you for having me this morning. sorry. i'm nervous. imagine watching two decades of homelessness and shacking up a number of six people in a two bedroom apartment or a total of 12 people in a four-bedroom apartment. my son and i are tenants here at 1036 mission with the
tenderloin development corporation. from being homeless and staying with many members in my family to staying in a shelter, my journey to sustainable housing has been the most traumatic but humbling experience of my life. i'm a firm believer of the saying wellness starts from home, and how could my son and i have any wellness or a place to focus on his childhood development with no place to call ours? being a single mother, there were so many obstacles that i faced that i couldn't see the light in and i didn't want to put my son through. but i knew if i didn't face these circumstances, i wouldn't be able to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. i am the oldest child of ten children and being polynesian, we put our children first and no family is pushed out, but i didn't want to burden any family -- my family anymore.
i did not want to take way from giving my siblings their own space, so i faced my fears and took advantage of every opportunity of finding sustainable housing. what i mean by taking advantage is utilizing every resource and program i qualified for as a stepping son to get my son and i where i needed to be. the cha willings i faced through my journey with every supportive case manager has brought me strablized housing with the tenderloin housing development corporation. thank you for giving me son and i a place of peace, a place to grow, and a place to call our own. [applause] >> gabriel, you are the person
who gives this home meaning. many different institutions helped finance the property that we see here, and we wanted to feature two of them in particular for their leadership. first, please welcome rich gross from enterprise. [applause] >> thank you, and for those of you that come to these, you know that following the mayor or the resident are the worst two places to be on the list, so i get both of those. enterprise has a long history with tndc. you may be wondering why i'm carrying a mug with me. this is a mug from the ambassador hotel, which is the first project with tndc, since then, we've invested $10 million with five projects. since then, we've given grants to tndc, we've been dumped in a
pool on behalf of tndc, and we have a member on the board of tndc. we know that san francisco is one of the most committed cities in the country for affordable housing. we work throughout the country and we know that the crisis is worse here, but the commitment to affordable housing is the strongest here. we know who does the real work on these projects. the developers, the tndc project managers are the ones that stay up at night, worrying about cost overruns, the ones who have to worry about 40-page check lists for finances, the ones who have to fix things when things go wrong. so i know that the really heros of these projects and affordable housing projects in
san francisco are the developers. so tndc, thank you. we are honored to be partners with you. [applause] >> thank you, rich. please welcome james lesucci from chase bank. >> thank you, don. if you haven't already toured the project, definitely do that today. it's such a beautiful project. i love the unique perspective on the jungle gym on the second floor with the piece of drift wood. kids are going to love that. chase is so proud to be a partner with tndc and proud to be a partner with the mission. this is a great project, not just for allowing the residents
to live, but to thrive. i really want to thank tndc, but i also want to thank the project manager, who you're going to here from next, chris cummings, who made the project come to fruition. i want to thank all the partners, and the california department of housing and community development. lastly, communities like this are so important to chase, so i just wanted to say thank you for having us and allowing us to be here today. [applause] >> so what fun. i get to introduce the project manager for 1036 mission street, chris cummings.
[applause] >> hi, everyone. again, it's chris from tndc. i'm very lucky when i joined tndc in 2013, 1036 mission was the first project assigned to me, and at that time it was still very much a vacant parcel of land. but we are here, five years later, a beautiful community asset, and i am just so proud to be part of a team that put this project together. i only have a few minutes to speak so i figured i'd use this time to share a quick story that embodied what a community process this project really was. i remember well into the design process, one of the questions was how we should design the beautiful courtyard on the second floor of the building to best meet the needs of our residents, and we had a lot of great design ideas on the table but we could not make a
decision, and we decided the best way to make a decision is to talk to more people about it. so we did some community outreach. i talked to a dozen people here at tndc who came up with some really good ideas, and our design team, as well. the idea is 1036 mission is going to how's a lot of family -- house a lot of families, so let's make it interesting for kids, and we did. fast forward to 2018, i remember a very specific day i was on-site for a field assessment. the building wasn't quite done yet, and residents had not moved in yet, but fortunately there was some residents on-site signing their leases, and i happened to be up in the courtyard checking it out, and one of the managers brought them up stairs to show them the property they were moving into. i remember as soon as the family got up there, one of the boys in the family saw the
giant log we have, and immediately ran up to it and climbed to the top, and yelled, i love this place. i promise you, i'm not embellishing it. i would love to standup here for 20 minutes and call out the names of every single person that had a role in this job. but i would encourage people to pull out the list in their fliers and look at the list of everybody that made it such a successful community asset for it. if you have time, go up to the courtyard on the second floor and take a look at it. it's a really special place. thank you so much for joining us here today, and i hope you enjoy your time at 1036 mission. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, chris.
words fail me. just -- so one of the great things about being the emcee is i control the microphone, and so before breaking up, i get to share a couple or three thoughts. one is that i'm really proud, tndc has several properties, including 1036 mission street that are part of the filipino cultural district, so it just is a great honor for us to make the ground floor commercial space here available at a very low rent to want of our long time partners, allies, and sister agencies, somcan. they are planning on moving in here before the end of the year. second thing, i see casey back there. will you raise your hand, so casey -- [applause] >> by the way, mayor breed, casey, you met when you did
your first walk along mission street, and you stumbled on 1036 mission street, and there was casey to meet you. so casey tells me 150 children live here, including three who were born since the property opened. it's a -- and then, i can't quite help -- i won't call it reminiscing, but tndc first eyed this empty parking lot 11 years ago. okay. it's kind of a sad commentary on what it takes to get affordable housing built. it's not as bad these days. we've seen the great recession, and we've seen double digit construction cost increases. there have been a lot of problems along the way and a lot of problems solved along the way. in some cases, there's nothing
that i could emphasize more than tndc's gratitude and our feeling that while we're the ones on the stage and our name is on title, this is truly a community asset, we would never be able to come close in doing this alone. in particular, every project tndc does, virtually every project, our key partner is the mayor's office of housing. there are too many to call out -- many people that are here, you all are contributors. we want to thank you all for it. so i will close. we are doing a ribbon cutting, so this is instructions to people who want to be in the picture. we're going to do that immediately after we close right here in front. we have units available to visit, numbers 207, 506, and 902, so that's second floor, fifth floor, and ninth floor,
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
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[♪] >> you're watching quick bites, the show that is san francisco. and today you're in for a real treat. oh, my! food inspired by the mediterranean and middle east with a twist so unique you can only find it in one place in san francisco. we're at the 55th annual armenian festival and bizarre. this is extra special not only because i happen to be armenian, but there is so much delicious food here. and i can't wait to share it with all of you. let's go. armenia, culture and cusine has had much cultural exchanges with its neighbors. today armenian food infuses he flavor from the mediterranean, middle east, and eastern europe. >> this is our 55th year and in
san francisco we're the largest armenian food festival and widely recognized as one of the best food festivals in the area. we have vendors that come up from fresno, from los angeles showing off their craft. we really feel like we have something for everyone in the neighborhood and that's really what it is, is drawing people to see a little bit of our culture and experience what we experience weekend in and weekend out. >> we are behind the scenes now watching the chef at work preparing some delicious armenian kabob. this is a staple in armenian cooking, is that right? >> absolutely, since the beginning of time. our soldiers used to skewer it on the swords. we have a combination of beef and lam and parsley. and every september over 2000 pounds of meat being cooked in three days. >> after all that savory protein, i was ready to check out the fresh veggie options. >> this is armenian cheat
sheet. it's tomatos and mint and olive oil. that makes summer food. and what i'm doing is i'm putting some nutmeg. it is kind of like cream cheese. in armenia when they offer you food, you have to eat it. they would welcome you and food is very important for them. >> in every armenian community we feel like we're a "smallville"age and they come together to put on something like this. what i find really interesting about san francisco is the blends of armenia that come together. once they are here, the way people work together at any age, including our grandmothers, our grandfathers, skewering the meat, it's fun to see. fun to see everybody get together. >> we call it subarek. it's a cheese turn over if you want. we make the dough from scratch. we boil it like you do for la san i can't. >> the amount of love and karin
fused in these foods is tremendous. they come in every day to prepare, cook and bake bread, all in preparation for this big festival. >> nobody says no. when you come them, they have to come tomorrow for the feast. >> what a treat it is to taste a delicious recipe, all made from scratch and passed down through generations. it really makes you appreciate the little things. >> it's one of the best festivals. it's outstanding, a marvelous occasion. >> we're outside checking some of the food to go options. i grabbed myself a ka bob sandwich, all kinds of herbs and spices. i'm going to taste this. looking fantastic. one of the best i've had in a long time. you know it's delicious b i have just enough room for dessert, my favorite part. we're behind the scenes right now watching how all the pastries get made. and we've got a whole array of
pastries here. honey and nuts and cinnamon, all kinds of great ingredients. this is amazing. here's another yummy pastry made with filo dough. oh, my god. really sweet and similar, it's lighter. this is what i like. we have a lovely row here. looks like a very delicious and exciting surprise. i'm going to bite into it. here we go. um. this is great with armenian coffee. now we're making some incredible armenian coffee. >> we buy our coffee, they have the best coffee. they come from armenia, specially made.
and would you like to try it? >> i would like to try. >> would you like sugar or no sugar? >> no sugar today. i'm so excited. really earthy. you can really taste the grain. i think that's what makes it so special. really comes out. i hope you try it. we're having a great time at the armenian festival. we ate, we saw, and we definitely conquered. i don't know about you, but i have to go down to the food. check out our blog for so much more at sf bites at tums abler.com. until next time, may the force be with you. ♪ ♪ >> first of all, everybody is welcome and we ask two things when they get here. one, that they try something they've never tried before. be it food or be it dancing or doing something.
and if they feel like it was worth their while to tell one person and bring that person, that family member, that friend down the street to come with them. >> we're going to have to do a lot of eating so get ready. >> get ready. and you diet tomorrow. >> i'm warren corn field and we are doing a series called stay safe, we are going to talk about staying in your home after an earthquake and taking care of your pet's needs. ♪ >> here we are at the spur urban ken center and we are in
this little house that was built to show what it is like in san francisco after an earthquake. we are very pleased to have with us today, pat brown from the department of animal care and control and her friend oreo. >> hi. >> lauren. >> could you tell us what it would take after an earthquake or some other emergency when you are in your home and maybe no power or water for a little while. what it would take for you and oreo to be comfortable and safe at home. >> just as you would prepare for your own needs should an earthquake or a disaster event occur, you need to prepare for your pets. and i have brought with me today, some of the things that i have put in my disaster kit to prepare for my animal's needs to make sure that i am ready should something happen and i need to shelter at home. >> what are some of the things that people should have in their home after an earthquake or other emergency to help take care of their tasks and take
care of themselves. >> i took the liberty of bringing you some examples. it includes a first aid kit for your pet and you can also use it for yourself and extra meds for your pets. and water container that will not tip over. we have got both food, wet food and dry food for your pet. and disposable food container. and water, and your vet records. in addition, we have a collar and some toys. >> yeah. to keep oreo busy. >> he needs toys and this is san francisco being a fruity city and come on oreo. this is your dinner, it is patte style chicken dinner with our foody seen here. >> what they say now is that you should have at least a gallon of water and i think that a gallon of water is small
amount, i think that maybe more like two gallons of water would be good for you and your pet. >> does the city of animal control or any other agency help you with your pet after an emergency. >> there is a coalition of ngos, non-governmental organizations led by the department of animal care and control to do disaster planning for pets and that includes the san francisco spca. the paws group, the vet sos, pets unlimited. and we all have gotten together and have been getting together for over four or five years now to talk about how we can educate the public about being prepared for a disaster as it involves your pets. >> a lot of services. i understand that if you have to leave your home, we are encouraging people to take their pets with them. >> absolutely. we think that that is a lesson that we concerned from karina,
if you are being evacuated you should take your pet with you. i have a carrier, and you need to have a carrier that you can fit your pet in comfortably and you need to take your pet with you when you were evacuated. >> i am going to thank you very much for joining us and bringing oreo today. and i am go >> one more statement. we are the one. that is our first single that we made. that is our opinion. >> i can't argue with you. >> you are responsible please do not know his exact. [♪] [♪]
[♪] >> i had a break when i was on a major label for my musical career. i took a seven year break. and then i came back. i worked in the library for a long time. when i started working the san francisco history centre, i noticed they had the hippie collection. i thought, if they have a hippie collection, they really need to have a punk collection as well. so i talked to the city archivist who is my boss. she was very interested. one of the things that i wanted to get to the library was the avengers collection. this is definitely a valuable poster. because it is petty bone.
it has that weird look because it was framed. it had something acid on it and something not acid framing it. we had to bring all of this stuff that had been piling up in my life here and make sure that the important parts of it got archived. it wasn't a big stretch for them to start collecting in the area of punk. we have a lot of great photos and flyers from that area and that. that i could donate myself. from they're, i decided, you know, why not pursue other people and other bands and get them to donate as well? the historic moments in san francisco, punk history, is the sex pistols concert which was at winterland. [♪] it brought all of the punks on the web -- west coast to san francisco to see this show. the sex pistols played the east coast and then they play texas and a few places in the south and then they came directly to san francisco. they skipped l.a. and they skipped most of the media
centres. san francisco was really the biggest show for them pick it was their biggest show ever. their tour manager was interested in managing the adventures, my band. we were asked to open to support the pistols way to that show. and the nuns were also asked to open the show. it was certainly the biggest crowd that we had ever played to. it was kind of terrifying but it did bring people all the way from vancouver, tee seattle, portland, san diego, all up and down the coast, and l.a., obviously. to san francisco to see this show. there are a lot of people who say that after they saw this show they thought they would start their own band. it was a great jumping off point for a lot of west coast punk. it was also, the pistols' last show. in a way, it was the end of one era of punk and the beginning of a new one. the city of san francisco didn't necessarily support punk rock. [♪]
>> last, but certainly not least is a jell-o be opera. they are the punk rock candidate of the lead singer called the dead kennedys. >> if we are blaming anybody in san francisco, we will just blame the dead kennedys. >> there you go. >> we had situations where concerts were cancelled due to flyers, obscene flyers that the city was thought -- that he thought was obscene that had been put up. the city of san francisco has come around to embrace it's musicians. when they have the centennial for city hall, they brought in all kinds of local musicians and i got to perform at that. that was, at -- in a way, and appreciation from the city of san francisco for the musical legends. i feel like a lot of people in san francisco don't realize what resources there are at the library. we had a film series, the s.f.
punk film series that i put together. it was nearly sold out every single night. people were so appreciative that someone was bringing this for them. it is free. everything in the library is free. >> it it is also a film producer who has a film coming out. maybe in 2018 about crime. what is the title of it? >> it is called san francisco first and only rock 'n' roll movie. crime, 1978. [laughter] >> when i first went to the art institute before the adventures were formed in 77, i was going to be a painter. i did not know i would turn into a punk singer. i got back into painting and i mostly do portraiture and figurative painting. one of the things about this job here is i discovered some great resources for images for my painting. i was looking through these mug shot books that we have here that are from the 1920s.
i did a whole series of a mug shot paintings from those books. they are in the san francisco history centre's s.f. police department records. there are so many different things that the library provides for san franciscans that i feel like a lot of people are like, oh, i don't have a library card. i've never been there. they need to come down and check it out and find out what we have. the people who are hiding stuff in their sellers and wondering what to do with these old photos or old junk, whether it is hippie stuff or punk stuff, or stuffestuff from their grandpar, if they bring it here to us, we can preserve it and archive it and make it available to the public in the future.
>> i am going to get started here. hello, and welcome to the tuesday, march 5th, 2019 commission meeting at the san francisco entertainment commission meeting. i'm the commission president. if you are a member of the public and you would like to speak, there are speaker forms. you can hand them to our staff or come to the microphone when i call you for public comment. we ask that everyone turns off their cell phones are puts them on silent, including commissioners and staff. i want to thank san francisco government t.v. media services for sharing this meeting with the public. we will start with a roll call. [roll call] >> i think we should note that commissioner thomas is running late and commissioner faust on has been excused