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level of pain spread out over the entire area. we looked at some radical approaches to the construction, but the wall we kept hitting is vanness is a really busy corridor. it's part of state highway 101, and it's a major connector between the two bridges in the city, and we simply couldn't figure out where to put the traffic. if we ended up shutting down a lane or diverting traffic for those three or four blocks, we had nowhere to put the traffic. so we worked with the contractor to develop this approach where we could maintain two lanes of mixed-flow traffic and on one side or the other, we'd have an unimpacted sidewalk and an
unimpacted parking lane. >> chair peskin: so further, to commissioner mandelman's line of questioning and your response, i gueet that. what's frustrating is a notice to proceed is issued -- and peter, i know this is not your fault, and we've already discuss this before, but i have to say it again, which is, we completely changed the traffic patterns, and then, for the better part of a half a year, not one shovel full of dirt gets turned. if you had done all of that on a monday, and everyone who was going up and down that corridor saw work on tuesday, we, i say that as the people of san francisco, would not be
frustrated. maybe it's too much to ask, but i just got a tour of the new warriors arena, and there are 1400 construction workers doing every conceivable thing at the same time. so it's frustrating for me when i'm on the 47 or the 49. you go past massive stretches where nothing is happening, and then, there's a concentrated area where something is happening. and you think to yourself -- look, i don't do construction. why can't we just do a martial plan and do everything at once because it's all cordoned off? that's the thing that we as citizens are experiencing. it would be so neat if you could see all of the sewers being ripped up on 20 contiguous blocks at the same time -- i don't know that there's the infrastructure in
san francisco to do that. but i just had to get that off your chest. i don't know if you can respond. >> i share your frustration. if we rip up three blocks to put in sewer lines, then we need to stack up three blocks of sewer lines somewhere along vanness area. that prevents us from working in the staarea that we're stag at. by the time we issued notice to proceed, they had active construction on them. our contractor has had to do a fair amount of dancing to proper stage the work, to have a place to store materials while they're working on other blocks. having said that, yes, that's why we are pushing to get crews
out there on saturdays and sundays when the traffic level drops somewhat, we can work more efficiently, and we're working with the contractor to bring on more crews. >> chair peskin: thank you, meter. just one thing now that i've noticed on a number of occasions, and it just scares the daylights out of me. so you have a series of red -- i don't know what you call them -- barriers north of broadway that protect two lanes, and there are bicyclists who hug that thing. and i'm just petrified that one of them is going to get wiped out. insofar as has concrete has been laid on the inside, i know it's still a terrible surface, if we could lay down a strip of asphalt that we could pull out later so the bicycles can ride on the inside. there's buses, there's trucks,
and there's literally -- i mean, there's no space. so just food for thought. we had -- in commissioner brown's district, that masonic mess that went on forever and forever. we finally said to director nuru, you're going to have to lay down some asphalt and then rip it out. >> we can look into doing that. >> chair peskin: any comments or questions from commissioners? any public comment? i really appreciate you bringing this to the attention of the board. mr. pendergrass, and if there are any additional speakers, you'll lineup to my left, your right. >> my name is paul pendergrass, i'm the current chair of public policy for the golden gate business association. commissioners, thank you for standing up for the voice of small business as it related not just to the -- relates not
just to the vanness small business, but all businesses as these construction projects go on and on and on beyond their extended life. the department does have specific databased on sales tax. i request you all take a look at that, there's some great data as to when the castro street merchants about the streetscape projects. they have some great details about the impact on sales tax. that will show you from your perspective how hard this is on small businesses. when oewd, sfmta, sfcta, and sfpuc did the majority of their projects, they cooked it up in private. when the $5 million figure came out, we as a small business community came out and said
that was woefully inadequate. small businesses are the ones hiring people in restaurants and retail making $15 an hour. these are people that are not making $200 million a year. these are people that we really need to support. so please consider increasing that 5 million because that's woefully inadequate. >> chair peskin: thank you. any other public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. go eat at the helmond restaurant. we will have a hearing on the economic impacts and questions that we all posed on april the
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. >> mr. clerk, will you please call the roll. >> clerk: item one, roll call. [roll call] >> clerk: we have quorum. >> supervisor haney: thank you. mr. clerk, will you please call the next item. >> clerk: item 2, director's report, this is an informational item. >> supervisor haney: thank you for convening today as the treasure island mobility agency. i want to give a special thank you for chairs walton and
mandelman for serving with me on the committee. we will discover how to support a transit in the form of multimobility on treasure island. recently, i had the opportunity to attend a town haul on treasure island regarding proposed mobility. i appreciate our timma staff for being there to update the community on their efforts to revisit the toll policy and look at an exemption for current residents, as well as a plan for april outreach
meetings with the business community. we also had a number of other representatives from different agencies, including the p.u.c., the m.t.a., and tida, who helped address a lot of the concerns that the residence de dent -- residents have. programs are going to require an ongoing developer subsidy and close partnerships with the city transit services in the region. we also have a significant funding gap that we have to makeup, which i hope will allow us to be competitive, particularly in light of the critical importance of this program for various regional and state funding grant programs, such as the state's affordable housing, sustainable communities program, a
cap-and-trade funding grant that we've applied for. in addition to the -- the way forward on the toll or -- and ways to ensure affordability for residents, i'm also looking forward to our transportation authority's parallel services in san francisco. what i'm hoping for and why i see these conversations that have connected is because i think there's a lot of fairness around a single neighborhood being asked to pay for a toll and to pay for its own transit in order to ensure congestion management when no other neighborhood is asked for a similar responsibility. there needs to be a way for the city to help with this big lift on treasure island and across the city and to ensure that our
residents on treasure island do not continue to be squeezed in ways that make their livelihoods on what is one of the last affordable neighborhoods even more difficult. i look forward to ways discussing this with all of you, my colleagues, and the mayor's office. and with that, i conclude my remarks. is there any public comment on this -- on my report? seeing none, mr. clerk, will you please call the next item? >> clerk: commissioner walton has a -- >> supervisor haney: oh, commissioner walton. >> commissioner wallenberg: thank you. commissioner haney, i just wanted to add my comments on congestion pricing. i just want to add that i am
fi philosophically opposed to imposing a toll on low-income communities. it's one thing could have a conversation of people tolls on people that are a certain economic level, but i am going to be unjust against imposing tolls against low-income communities just to enable them to get home when they're already in low-income, so i just wanted to put that on the record, as well. >> supervisor haney: thank you, commissioner walton. i appreciate those comment. mr. clerk, can you call the next item. [agenda item read]. >> thank you, chair haney and commissioners. in light of the funding needs
that are significant, i just wanted to make sure of this. it's up to $15 million for housing and transportation that meets sustainability criteria, and we hope to hear by summer. in addition, we have submitted an application to the m.t.c. for funds in their priority conservation area program. this is the p.c.a. program. this would help us to develop the yerba buena island bike path that comes across the san francisco open island bay bridge, across the islands and across the west span of the bay bridge into san francisco proper, so we've been working with a whole bunch of folks for a potential first phase that comes down treasure island road, eventually hoping to bring that bike path and
pedestrian path all the way over to the main land, excuse me. we've also had good conversations with the water agency transportation agency. this is weta. our projects manager, eric cordoba presented in february or march, and we've been working on different ways to bring water transit to and from the island. this is a perfect route that we hope we will be able to bring in time for the first housing on the island in a couple of years. in terms of outreach that chair haney mentioned, we do have outreach in april. we will be presenting that to the island businesses in particular to sit down and have good cocreations session, to figure out ways to shape that transit policies for the community there. with that, i conclude my
remarks. thank you. >> supervisor haney: thank you. are there any questions or comments from commissioners? seeing none, is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, mr. clerk, will you please call the next item. [agenda item read]. >> supervisor haney: are there any corrections to the minutes or comments from colleagues? seeing none, any public comment on the minutes? all right. mr. clerk, can we have a roll call on the minutes? >> clerk: it will take a motion. >> so moved. >> supervisor haney: second? commissioner walton? >> clerk: okay. on item four -- [roll call]
>> clerk: we have final approval. >> supervisor haney: thank you. mr. clerk, can you please call the next item. [agenda item read]. >> good morning. eric young, senior communications officer, here to present. i'm seeking approval for on call communications contracts with civic edge communications and convey, inc, for our timma outreach needs. i'm coming back before you
today because this on call contract focusing solely on our efforts on treasure island. an important part of our work on treasure island involving communication with residents, businesses, and others and with our current on call contracts expiring, we selected convey and civic edge to each receive an on call contract. these two firms scored the highest among ten confirms that responded to our r.f.q. and six firms that we interviewed. these two firms have strong skills, specialists, and relevant project experience. civic edge has a proven track record of performance in all on call task areas and a deep bench of experienced subconsultants. convey, together with their subconsultants demonstrate strong capabilities to support our agency's work in emerging
mobility pricing. both firms have experience on transportation projects, have you work -- having worked for clients such as sfmta, marin tr transit, a.c. transit and c caltrain. the civic edge teams includes 25% dvbe participation from our san francisco baysed subconsultant, j.w. partners, r.d.j. end prizes, jungle enter i see prizes, and may enterprises. budget for these activities will be funded by a combination of local contributions, treasure island development authority and prop k half-cent sales tax funds. the contracts are on a
task-order basis. with me today are representatives of both firms, and we're happy to take questions. that concludes my presentation. >> supervisor haney: thank you. any questions from commissioners? any public comment on this? >> you'll all excuse me because i was down at public technology. you all had a full board, where i can speak. i go down to the corner, where i see nobody that looks like me. i'm glad to see this talk about blacks and minorities, but it's just not this department that i'm down here to talk about. my name is ace, and as you know, i'm on the case. i go to sleep black, and when i wake up, i'm black, so you can't take that black.
i'm here to ask you all, what are you about right now? we are in a state of emergency as black folks. i don't got no relatives in africa, have never lived in africa. the closest relative i've got is george washington. let me just say starting today and going forward, until this active board of supervisors call for a hearing on a couple of issues, on the out outmigratetioutmigration in the fillmore -- you all talk about these projects happening in the city by the bay? let me tell you what's on my caseload, and you will know them case by case by case. right now i'm here to advocate and communicate and respectfully ask you all for a public hearing of the a-2 area,
fillmore, district five. because everything that happened in this city started in the fill, no more. so you all might as well get ready because i'm going to be up here advocating and trying to communicate. and you all to meditate. look at me all. ace on the case. i've been here longer than all y'all put together. >> supervisor haney: thank you. i believe this is an action item. is there a motion? motion by commissioner walton, seconded by commissioner fewer. can we have a roll call? >> clerk: we can take that same house, same call. >> supervisor haney: same house, same call. mr. clerk, will you call the next item.
[agenda item read]. >> good morning, commissioners. cynthia fong, deputy director for finance and administration. i have the numbers for the timma program as of december 31, 2018. assets and liabilities totalled to approximately 1.2 million. revenues have come in at approximately $853,000, which is approximately half of our budget. expenditures total to 555,000 and this is approximately 31% of the total budget fore the program. we have not initiated the major engineering activities as the program launch date has been pushed out to july 2021. with that, i'm happy to answer any questions on this update. >> supervisor haney: any questions or comments from commissioners? seeing none, any public comment on this item? seeing none, thank you. mr. clerk, if ywill you pleasel
the next item. [agenda item read]. >> supervisor haney: any new items? all right. seeing none, public comment on this item? all right. mr. clerk, will you please call the next item. >> clerk: item eight, public comment. >> supervisor haney: is there any general public comment? seeing none, this meeting's adjourned.
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find a spot. and it wasn't really that way when i got back to work. that's what really got me to think about the challenges that new mothers face when they come back to work. ♪ >> when it comes to innovative ideas and policies, san francisco is known to pave the way, fighting for social justice or advocating for the environment, our city serves as the example and leader many times over. and this year, it leads the nation again, but for a new reason. being the most supportive city of nursing mothers in the work place. >> i was inspired to work on legislation to help moms return to work, one of my legislative aids had a baby while working in the office and when she returned we had luckily just converted a bathroom at city hall into a lactation room. she was pumping a couple times a
day and had it not been for the room around the hallway, i don't know if she could have continued to provide breast milk for her baby. not all returning mothers have the same access, even though there's existing state laws on the issues. >> these moms usually work in low paying jobs and returning to work sooner and they don't feel well-supported at work. >> we started out by having legislation to mandate that all city offices and departments have accommodations for mothers to return to work and lactate. but this year we passed legislation for private companies to have lactation policies for all new moms returning to work. >> with the newcome -- accommodations, moms should have those to return back to work. >> what are legislation?
>> we wanted to make it applicable to all, we created a set of standards that can be achievable by everyone. >> do you have a few minutes today to give us a quick tour. >> i would love to. let's go. >> this is such an inviting space. what makes this a lactation room? >> as legislation requires it has the minimum standards, a seat, a surface to place your breast on, a clean space that doesn't have toxic chemicals or storage or anything like that. and we have electricity, we have plenty of outlets for pumps, for fridge. the things that make it a little extra, the fridge is in the room. and the sink is in the room. our legislation does require a fridge and sink nearby but it's all right in here. you can wash your pump and put your milk away and you don't have to put it in a fridge that you share with co-workers.
>> the new standards will be applied to all businesses and places of employment in san francisco. but are they achievable for the smaller employers in the city? >> i think small businesses rightfully have some concerns about providing lactation accommodations for employees, however we left a lot of leeway in the legislation to account for small businesses that may have small footprints. for example, we don't mandate that you have a lactation room, but rather lactation space. in city hall we have a lactation pod here open to the public. ♪ ♪ >> so the more we can change, especially in government offices, the more we can support women. >> i think for the work place to really offer support and encouragement for pumping and breast feeding mothers is
necessary. >> what is most important about the legislation is that number one, we require that an employer have a lactation policy in place and then have a conversation with a new hire as well as an employee who requests parental leave. otherwise a lot of times moms don't feel comfortable asking their boss for lactation accommodations. really it's hard to go back to the office after you have become a mom, you're leaving your heart outside of your body. when you can provide your child food from your body and know you're connecting with them in that way, i know it means a lot to a mommy motionlely and physically to be able to do that. and businesses and employers can just provide a space. if they don't have a room, they can provide a small space that is private and free from intrusion to help moms pump and that will attract moms to working in san francisco.
>> if you want more information visit sfdph.org/breastfeedingatwork. ♪ ♪ >> i came to san francisco in 1969. i fell in love with this city and and this is where i raised my family at. my name is bobbie cochran. i've been a holly court resident for 32 years. i wouldn't give up this neighborhood for nothing. i moved into this apartment one year ago.
my favorite thing is my kitchen. i love these clean walls. before the remodeling came along, the condition of these apartments had gotten pretty bad, you know, with all the mildew, the repairs. i mean you haven't seen the apartment for the program come along. you wouldn't have believed it. so i appreciate everything they did. i was here at one point. i was. because i didn't know what the outcome of holly court was going to be. you know, it really got -- was it going to get to the point where we have to be displaced because they would have to demolish this place? if they had, we wouldn't have been brought back. we wouldn't have been able to live in burn. by the program coming along, i welcome it.
they had to hire a company and they came in and cleaned up all the walls. they didn't paint the whole apartment, they just cleaned up the mildew part, cleaned up and straighted it and primed it. that is impressive. i was a house painter. i used to go and paint other people's apartments and then come back home to mine and i would say why couldn't i live in a place like that. and now i do. >> 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