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the more work that we can do to make the information accessible is a top priority for the commission. >> the last couple of slides reason indication how we think about asking ourselves questions the jeff talked about. which is when we are improving our processes and thinking about where to apply our resources, where do we know to do that? how do we know where our places that -- we have pinch points. this slide is one that we have tracked since the commission started reporting. this is our slide about the ethics commission enforcement case code. just as we've reported over the years about our case load each month, publicly, since april of 2016. we started that because we know it's really important to the
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public and to you all to be able to exercise oversight role of your staff also for us internally to be looking how is trajectory going. are going up or down? this is an example of how we've tracked this information and internally used it over time to try and redeploy where we need but also be transparent with reporting on these numbers each month. it walks through showing the dynamics that can affect how we do our work. it happens to be enforcement because we've been tracking the numbers. we had fewer resources, how the case load shapes the time, the
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average age of cases. when you have fewer staff, things take longer to get to. when there are staffing changes or transitions in leadership in the organization, those are also periods of adjustment when we lose staff. those have an impact how we do our work. this is just trying to give a sense of how we try to make sense of this information. we know that when there are elections, it has a peak effect
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on all of our operations. we've been trying to make sure that we're keeping our eye on the ball so that we can move our work to have the impact in the way we know the public expects and you expect and the way we know we need to be delivering it. i wanted to highlight that as one example how we look forward with the new staff that we now have to be able to do and expand this kind of work and this accountability much more broadly. overall the budget that we submitted this year, it feels like it's a modest one compared to the last couple of years where we did ask for more staffing resources. i feel confident with the tools that we are using, we have a lot we'll produce in the coming year and move our operations and our impact of our programs to the next level. all of us are eager to get our feet in the midst and really
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work with that. with the tools we need. that was reflected in the budget. i'm happy to answer any questions that you might have about it. you look forward to engaging with further with the mayor's office and members the board. we appreciated the commission's vision on this effort over the last several years. we very much appreciated the mayor's office vision and support and board vision and support to keep these programs their best. we look forward it that this year. >> chair chiu: we support this budget submission. it's critical that we receive the funding. it's very modest ask less an 8%. certainly the number of positions that have been open over the past year, indicates the mayor support for the work
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that we do. anything that we can do to help in that process and emphasize the importance of the resources to support the work, please do let us know. lastly, i think that these slides here with the information about elections and the resources that were provided, there's a clear correlation between lack of staff and an increase in time of investigation and preliminary reviews and number of cases. i think the slides do speak for themselves. i do appreciate the work that went into this. it's very clear and it's helpful.
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any public comment on this agenda item? >> good afternoon. i like to thank the executive director for this report. it was a lot better than the previous ones from the previous executive director. it's kind of interesting in that the discussion of the enforcement charts, i would love to see what those same identify charts would show before 2016 from the beginning until when this chart took effect. i would dearly love to see it charted out identically same way with the same criteria.
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i would guess that the data would be good for a laugh on saturday night live. realistically on scenario four that's in this report, if mayor's office tries anything to slow down the process of the ethics commission, i would like to suggest that mayor's office will fail. if they want to slow down the ethics commission, they will fail. i'll leave it at that. since three people, three so called influential people are no longer here, that says something about the local process.
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i assure you gets away with it on a different level. thank you. >> chair chiu: any other public comment? agenda 8, discussion and possible action regardlessing status of complaints received or initiated by the ethics commission potential closed session. you want to go into closed session to discuss this item? we'll take public comment on this item. item 9, discussion and possible action on items perfum for futue meetings. public comment on this item? >> good afternoon. one doesn't want to get too
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controversial. i think we need to make it a matter of record for this way in the future, when discussion comes up, it will be no statemented that we didn't know that it was coming up or we didn't have any idea that it would come up. number one, in the future, for everyone's benefit, we need to discuss the previous administration of the ethics commission. everybody knows who we're talking about. two people in particular. you need to look into it whether you want to do it or has someone else do it. you need to do it in order to erase any doubt as to your future effectiveness.
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most people would not want to make the following suggestion but i tend not to shy away from it because i consider it a citizen's duty to bring it up for the record. i would like to know the achievements or lack of achievements of ed lee as it regards to his work on the whistleblower program. i would like to see a chart that shows all the favorable achievements and i would like a statement as to what wasn't done. let's put it this way, we all know that the commission has indirect influences and for the record, i think it's important to say that you need to move on.
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there's no more influence from him any longer. you need to run the ethics commission in the proper way. the proper way means, no more stalling. in fact, the best way putting it that everybody understands including back east. the three famous words, obstruction of justice. obstruction of justice can mean lot of things to a lot of people. believe me, there are plenty of prosecutors that want to make a name for themselves by marching into san francisco and claim, i cleaned up this town. >> chair chiu: thank you. any other public comment? number 10t additional opportunity for public comment on matters appearing or not
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appearing on the agenda. motion to adjourn? so moved. all right. we're adjourned.
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>> i am the supervisor of district one. i am sandra lee fewer. [♪] >> i moved to the richmond district in 1950 mine. i was two years old. i moved from chinatown and we were one of the first asian families to move out here. [♪] >> when my mother decided to buy that house, nobody knew where it was. it seems so far away. for a long time, we were the only chinese family there but we started to see the areas of growth to serve a larger chinese population. the stress was storage of the birthplace of that. my father would have to go to
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chinatown for dim sum and i remember one day he came home and said, there is one here now. it just started to grow very organically. it is the same thing with the russian population, which is another very large ethnic group in the richmond district. as russia started to move in, we saw more russian stores. so parts of the richmond is very concentrated with the russian community and immigrant russian community, and also a chinese immigrant community. [♪] >> i think as living here in the richmond, we really appreciate the fact that we are surrounded three natural barriers. they are beautiful barriers. the presidio which gives us so many trails to walk through, ocean beach, for families to just go to the beach and be in the pacific ocean.
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we also also have a national park service. we boarded the golden gate national recreation area so there is a lot of activity to do in the summer time you see people with bonfires. but really families enjoying the beach and the pacific ocean during the rest of the time of year. [♪] >> and golden gate park where we have so many of our treasures here. we have the tea garden, the museum and the academy of sciences. not to mention the wonderful playgrounds that we have here in richmond. this is why i say the richmond is a great place for families. the theatre is a treasure in our neighborhood. it has been around for a very long time. is one of our two neighborhood theatres that we have here. i moved here when i was 1959 when i was two years old. we would always go here. i love these neighborhood theatres.
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it is one of the places that has not only a landmark in the richmond district, but also in san francisco. small theatres showing one or two films. a unique -- they are unique also to the neighborhood and san francisco. >> where we are today is the heart of the richmond district. with what is unique is that it is also small businesses. there is a different retail here it is mom and pop opening up businesses. and providing for the neighborhood. this is what we love about the streets. the cora door starts on clement street and goes all the way down to the end of clement where you will see small businesses even towards 32nd. at the core of it is right here between here and 20 -- tenth avenue. when we see this variety of stores offered here, it is very
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unique then of the -- any other part of san francisco. there is traditional irish music which you don't get hardly anywhere in san francisco. some places have this long legacy of serving ice cream and being a hangout for families to have a sunday afternoon ice cream. and then also, we see grocery stores. and also these restaurants that are just new here, but also thriving. [♪] >> we are seeing restaurants being switched over by hand, new owners, but what we are seeing is a vibrancy of clement street still being recaptured within new businesses that are coming in. that is a really great thing to see. i don't know when i started to shop here, but it was probably a very, very long time ago. i like to cook a lot but i like to cook chinese food. the market is the place i like to come to once a year. once i like about the market as it is very affordable.
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it has fresh produce and fresh meat. also, seafood. but they also offer a large selection of condiments and sauces and noodles. a variety of rice that they have is tremendous. i don't thank you can find a variety like that anywhere else. >> hi. i am kevin wong. i am the manager. in 1989 we move from chinatown to richmond district. we have opened for a bit, over 29 years. we carry products from thailand, japan, indonesia, vietnam, singapore and india. we try to keep everything fresh daily. so a customer can get the best out a bit. >> normally during crab season in november, this is the first place i hit. because they have really just really fresh crab. this is something my family
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really likes for me to make. also, from my traditional chinese food, i love to make a kale soup. they cut it to the size they really want. i am probably here once a week. i'm very familiar with the aisles and they know everyone who is a cashier -- cashier here i know when people come into a market such as this, it looks like an asian supermarkets, which it is and sometimes it can be intimidating. we don't speak the language and many of the labels are in chinese, you may not know what to buy or if it is the proper ingredients for the recipe are trying to make. i do see a lot of people here with a recipe card or sometimes with a magazine and they are looking for specific items. the staff here is very helpful. i speak very little chinese here myself. thinks that i'm not sure about, i asked the clerk his and i say is this what i need? is this what i should be making? and they actually really helped me.
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they will bring me to the aisle and say this is battery. they are very knowledgeable. very friendly. i think they are here to serve not only the asian community but to serve all communities in the richmond district and in san francisco. [♪] >> what is wonderful about living here is that even though our july is a very foggy and overcast, best neighborhood, the sleepy part outside on the west side is so rich with history, but also with all the amenities that are offered. [♪]
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[♪] >> i really believe that art should be available to people for free, and it should be part
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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. [♪]
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>> chair peskin: good afternoon and welcome to the san francisco land use and transportation board of supervisors for march 18, 2019. i am aaron peskin, chair of the committee, joined to my right by supervisor ahsha safai and
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to my left raphael mandelman. with that, madam clerk, do we have any announcements? >> clerk: yes. [agenda item read]. >> chair peskin: could you please read the first item. >> clerk: item one is a resolution declaring a climate emergency in san francisco. >> chair peskin: all right. with that, this item has been brought to us by supervisor mandelman and cosponsored by any number of members of the board, and i will turn it over to supervisor mandelman. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you, chair peskin. we're here to talk about our resolution declaring an emergency in san francisco. i want to talk about that in
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context and some solutions that we're proposing. cities like berkeley, hayward, richmond and oakland have already taken the step of declaring a statement of climate emergency and san francisco was as a local climate leader should join them, using these as a model, our office worked with advocates a advocates and tailored an emergency response to the memo. since that time, my office has been working with both city departments and advocacy groups on improvements to the resolution, we convened a meeting with department staff to solicit feedback and amendments in the spirit of promoting greater collaboration among city agencies going forward. the amendments i'm introducing today reflect that collaborative spirit which we
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know is necessary regarding law on climate change. i believe you all have the amendments in front of you. they do the following: they reiterate the importance of addressing wealth and equality in the nature of climate justice, they clarify the nature that the technical report that the department of environment will produce as a result of this resolution, they expand the scope of the hearing called for by this resolution to include partner city agencies and promote citywide collaboration. they include language on climate mitigation and adaptation efforts, and they clarify our intent to develop budget priorities in conjunction with the mayor's office, the controller and the capital planning agency. with that, i'd like to extend
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my thanks to the advocates who worked to bring this resolution forward. and i want to thank the group that's have been a part of the process, and i also want to express my gratitude to our friends in the labor community, including jobs for the justice, seiu 1021 and others. san francisco has long been a leader on environmental issues and we should all be grateful for the tremendously talented staff in our department of the environment. this resolution seeks to build on and amplify their efforts and i want to thank them for moving it forward as well as the various departments and city staff that we will be working with.
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i want to thank kyle in my office who has done all of this work herding cats, and thank you, kyle for that. with that, i have a number of folks from different department that that would like to speak, but let's start with director raphael. >> thank you, supervisor mandelman. the resolution before you is not a surprise. it's very much about pace and scope. that's what it's calling us, pick up the pace, broaden the scope. we're already working on climate action. what do we need to be doing to ensure our planet survives? so clearly, climate change is here. we've seen it in the fires that ravaged or state this year,
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flooding, we had the worst air quality we ever had. we were being compared to beijing. in fact people were pressing to be be -- preferring to be in beijing than san francisco during the fire. why we got here and how we got here is not a mystery. the science is clear when you look past hundreds of thousands of year, you see that something is very dramatically different in 2019. and that is our carbon die objection it oxi drk-dioxide levels.
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mayor breed declared that we need to get our emissions down to net zero levels by 2050. we've set some deadlines, 1990 levels. in 2025, we need to be 40% below, and by 2025, we be net zero. so what this means, we reduce our emissions as much as possible, with that little differential, we pull co2 out of the air. how are we doing?
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we are ahead of schedule, so this is kudos to san franciscans, the business community, the faith community, the government, the residents. we have been doing a lot. we have not been sitting and waiting for the end of the earth. we have been implementing programs and paying attention. so since 1990-2016, we've reduced our emissions by 30%, all the while our population has grown and our economy has grown. but as we all know, that is not sufficient, that is not going to get us to where we need to go, and in fact, the future's a little challenging because san francisco is set to grow. the whole bay area, according to the city planners and the regional planners predicts that the bay area will go by 20% by 2040.
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if we stay at the current level of -- at the current level of policy, what we will see is that in fact our emissions will grow. so because of the increase, if we maintain our current standard, all of the things that we do now that we are proud of that have got us to 30% below, that will not be enough. we need to acknowledge that 2030 is a critical year for us. in the next ten years, we need to redouble our efforts so that we make sure that red line is going down, not up. so how we do that? when you look at the source of our emissions today, things
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will jump out at you from this pie chart. the first thing is that the biggest contributors to our emissions are the fuels we use. our transportation fuels, that's diesel and gasoline, and the fuels that we use to occupy our buildings and operating our buildings, that's natural gas. electricity is important. cleanpowersf is important. that's how we reduce the size of that pie, and we will continue to do so, but we have huge challenges ahead when we look at our transportation sector and building sector. this is not the hearing to go into that. we will go into that later when we go into the 100-year report. it's just how do we do it and what pace. so when i look at it in terms of planning and the year ahead
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engagement, this is what the year looks like to me, that we start on this focus of 2030. the board of supervisors receives that report and creates an opportunity for the community to come together and talk about our ambition as a community. then we need to look at the environment code. it is very much out of date. we need to revisit it and bring it up to the 2019 state of affairs. buns we have that policy in plain -- once we have that policy in place, then, we work on community, making sure we have an equitiable approach by designing a city strategy that everyone use as a rallying cry to move forward. and we do all of that with our
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city agencies, with our community members, with our businesses, because we've god to make sure we're ready for the changes that are coming to us through our resilience and adaptation work as well as reducing the amount of carbon that's emitted into the atmosphere. so the dates at the bottom are rough, but that is the path ahead. and we do all that planning and all that engaging while we are making change, while we are committed to action. because ultimately, we are in this together. cities represent 70% of the emissions that are going into the atmosphere today, so san francisco has an opportunity, an obligation to lead my example. this emergency is of our making, therefore, it is incumbent upon us to do something about it. the department of the environment is ready and poised to work with our city agencies, with you as the elected officials, with our community members and our businesses to find the right ways and the bold ways to move forward.
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so thank you, supervisor mandelman, for giving us the opportunity to bring this to people's attentions. it's very important. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you, director raphael. i believe that john scarpulla from the p.u.c. is also here and would like to say something or other. >> good afternoon, supervisors. john scarpulla from the p.u.c. i want to thank supervisor mandelman and all the other supervisors for their leadership on this issue. thank you, kyle from supervisor mandelman's office. i want to thank the department of the environment for their collaboration and leadership. the sfpuc fully supports this resolution and our agency recognizes climate change is an urgent crisis to san francisco.
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as such, every endeavor that we undertake are directly related to reducing our carbon foot print and prepare for a future that unfortunately looks very different than today. we look forward to collaborating with the mayor's office, the department of environment and other city agencies, not only in preparation of the 100-year report, but to work together to ensure a resilient climate future for all san franciscans. thank you. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you, mr. scarpulla. i believe we have a representative from the sfmta. >> good afternoon, supervisors. sarah jones from the sfmta.
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i will reiterate all the thanks to supervisor mandelman and his staff as well as all the sponsoring supervisors and s.f. environment and all the other city departments. we are all aligned with you and fully support this resolution. i think from the very large blue chunk of the pie chart that director raphael pointed out, that's why we're here. many elements of the city's multimodal transportation are vulnerable to sea level rise. we can't allow that to continue. we have to decrease emissions, and we won't be able to keep this city functioning in the future if we don't adapt our transportation system to the physical challenges that are coming with climate change. so thanks to our long-standing
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transit first policy, what we found as that san francisco reached its mode share goal with more than 52% of all trips to, from, and within san francisco using transit, bicycling, and walking. so this means that over half of the trips in the city are generating less than 2% of the emissions, so a very small piece of that pie chart. the muni system alone which is the greenest fleet in north america carries 26% of trips and is responsible for approximately 1% of our emissions in the city. so this balance is showing why 50% mode share goal is not enough. we will need to be at our city goal of 80% sustainable trips by 2030 to adequately respond to our climate situation, so the math is simple. we need to put people where they can walk, bike, and use
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transit, and we need to make the systems and inyou cfrastru a better option for people to use. additionally, we're working with local, regional, state, and federal partners to build more resilient communities and transportation infrastructure to address sea level rise and flooding along our shore. so in closing, san francisco has been a climate leader over the past decade and is uniquely positioned to remain a climate leader today. however, the biggest climate challenges remain ahead and will require bold moves from all of us as we transition from a fossil fuel-based economy to one powered by renewable energy. the sfmta looks forward to working with the city family and nunt partners -- community
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to work this action together. >> thank you. mr. chairman, we have lisa fisher from the planning department -- we do. >> good afternoon, supervisors. thank you to supervisor mandelman and also to the department of the environment for their leadership on all of these very critical issues. i'm lisa fisher, san francisco planning department, sustainability and part of the interagency climate resilience effort. our department supports the proposed climate emergency proposition and the actions expressed. we also agree san francisco should play a leadership role
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in this global crisis and contribute to knowledge sharing across our borders and jurisdictions. we support these goals and will continue to collaborate on the best ways to achieve meaningful greenhou greenhouse gases and emissions. we've been applying our staff resources and knowledge towards these issues and working with our interagency colleagues to foster rich collaboration, and we really appreciate the board's recognition that the climate challenge is too complex for any one agency to tackle alone, and thus necessitate new ways of working together and new ways of allocating city budget.
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we appreciate the city faces numerous challenges in affordability, congestion, equity, education, and more and that the disproportionate threats of climate change hit our most vulnerable populations the hardest. we must future proof us for climate impacts while addressing today's critical issues. it demands we seek synergies, and within that, deliver cobenefits to our neighbors housing, mobility, economic development, parks, school, and infrastructure. together, we can demonstrate to the citizens of san francisco that the city can develop and implement just and equitiable climate action as part of our civic duty. thank you very much. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. and lastly, we have brian strong from the office of resilience and capital planning. >> good afternoon, committee members of the brian strong, chief resilience officer.
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thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to comment on this. thank you, supervisor mandelman, for introducing it, and kyle on your staff for help us work through what was here and having an opportunity to comment on it. i'm excited -- as a chief resilience officer, i'm excited to address any issues that we have to think about, not just short-term, but long-term, and some of any r my comments would be, as other -- and some of my comments would be, as other people have mentioned, as we can take this new climate resilience working group and leverage the improvements to make sure we're creating what we call resilient ready buildings, or kyoto japan, they
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refer to them as disaster proof buildings. i was excited about some of the amendments in job and labor and the role they play. whenever we're moving these big efforts and big projects forward, we really want to think about how we take advantage of the entire benefits and how we're bringing up the community. finally, i would just mention that we wanted to have some real discussions will the feasibility of this and about the budget impacts. i really do see this as a long-term program, similar to our seawall and those things. we really want to understand what we're going to be able to get, what some of the costs are going to be and how we can work it into our ten-year tomorrow, but really, the city's long-term strategic plan, so
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thank you very much. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. mr. chair and committee, that's all i got. >> chair peskin: okay. so thank you for all of that testimony from the various departments. we have a number of speaker cards here before us. joanie eisen, followed by tracey breiger, susan kerasoff, josh cliff, and sarah greenwald. >> i'm joanie eisen from san francisco tomorrow and citizens climate levy. i thank supervisor mandelman, and i'm very encouraged by the strong support from the departments, and thank you, kyle, too? so on behalf of san francisco tomorrow, they are in strong support of this resolution. we've worked with other organizations, and it's an emergency, come on, yeah. we've got to get this going.
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and also, speaking on behalf of robin cooper, dr. robin cooper, and she says, i'm a psychiatrist, practiced in san francisco over 35 years on the clinical faculty of ucsf department of psychiatry and cofounder and steering member of climate psychiatry alliance. as a physician, i'm particularly aware of the profound impacts on climate change on health. many medical organizations have recognized climate disruption as the most significant threat to public health facing our generation, and that our continued fossil fuel dependancy will continue to erase many gaines in 50 years or less. mental health, it's no different. i want to call to your attention the specific and severe impacts that the mentally ill and the mentally
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ill homeless face. it's for this voiceless population that i add my voice, advocating for the passage and implementation on both mitigation and adaptation policies. thank you. >> chair peskin: thank you, joanie. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is tracey brieger. i'm the executive director of jobs with justice for san francisco. i really appreciate the leadership of supervisor mandelman and many cosponsor in recognizing climate change for what it is and taking bold and swift action. we also really appreciate your willingness to accept amendments to include families and homeless. we must make sure that working people and impacted community members don't bear the economic and social cost of this transition. we know there's nothing inherently labor friendly or worker friendly about complete
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transportation, wind or solar. the renewable energy revolution won't be any friendly more than the industrial revolution unless we make good neighborhood policies that good union jobs are the foundation of a just transition. jobs with justice brought forward some suggested amendments that make consulting with and meaningful opportunities for labor and working families a necessary part of the city's response to the climate crisis. they're also absolutely critically important to exacerbate existing social and economic inequalities. so thank you supervisor mandelman and kyle for your help in incorporating these amendments, and we look forward to working together to adjustment climate change to help working families in san francisco.
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>> chair peskin: thank you. next speaker, please. >> i wanted to thank you all for your ad vocation and biodiversity enhancement. biodiversity are directly impacted by climate change and land use. thank you for this resolution, and please consider linking it to your equally excellent biodiversity resolution so everyone is clear that biodiversity is impacted by climate change. thank you all for your good work. >> chair peskin: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. i'm margaret pierce. i'm taking sarah greenwald's place because she had to leave. it's good that you understand how terribly urgent it is. 350 san francisco applauds this resolution, and we urge you to see it and implement it as
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quickly as possible. thank you. >> chair peskin: next speaker. >> hi. my name is josh clip. i am a long time san francisco resident, a long time volunteer with friends of the urban forest, and in my nonvolunteer life, i am an attorney and a certified access specialist. the thing i would encourage the city is an aggressive forestation policy. trees are the only thinthing -- known thing that eat pollution for breakfast, that absorbs stormwater, and also conserve energy as we're trying to reduce our energy efforts here. san francisco has the smallest urban canopy of negaany major
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in the united states. in 2016 we rolled out an urban forestati forestation plan, and every year, we've failed it. in the last ten years, the sfpuc has removed 475 trees and planted 39. if we want to have a -- appreciated representative from the sfmta stated earlier, one of the keys to making them more walkable is more trees, so again, would i request that forestation be an important and prioritized action of any climate action plan. >> chair peskin: thank you. agreed. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. cory smith on behalf of san francisco housing action
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