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>> i'm rebecca and i'm a violinist and violin teacher. i was born here in san francisco to a family of cellists, professional cellists, so i grew up surrounded by a bunch of musical rehearsals an lessons. all types of activities happened in my house. i began playing piano when i was 4. i really enjoyed musical activities in general. so when i was 10, i began studying violin in san francisco. and from there, i pretty much never stopped and went on to study in college as well. that's the only thing i've ever known is to have music
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playing all the time, whether it is someone actually playing next to you or someone listening to a recording. i think that i actually originally wanted to play flute and we didn't have a flute. it's always been a way of life. i didn't know that it could be any other way. >> could you give me an e over here. great. when you teach and you're seeing a student who has a problem, you have to think on your feet to solve that problem. and that same kind of of thinking that you do to fix it applies to your own practice as well. so if i'm teaching a student and they are having a hard time getting a certain note, they can't find the right note. and i have to think of a digestible way to explain it to them. ee, d, d, e.
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>> yes. then, when i go on to do my own practice for a performance, those words are echoing back in my head. okay. why am i missing this? i just told somebody that they needed to do this. maybe i should try the same thing. i feel a lot of pressure when i'm teaching young kids. you might think that there is less pressure if they are going on to study music or in college that it is more relaxing. i actually find that the opposite is true. if i know i'm sending a high school student to some great music program, they're going to get so much more instruction. what i have told them is only the beginning. if i am teaching a student who i know is going to completely change gears when they go to college and they never will pick up a violin again there is so much that i need to tell them. in plain violin, it is so
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difficult. there is so much more information to give. every day i think, oh, my gosh. i haven't gotten to this technique or we haven't studies they meese and they have so much more to do. we only have 45 minutes a week. i have taught a few students in some capacity who has gone on to study music. that feels anaysing. >> it is incredible to watch how they grow. somebody can make amazing project from you know, age 15 to 17 if they put their mind to it. >> i think i have 18 students now. these more than i've had in the past. i'm hoping to build up more of a studio. there will be a pee ono, lots of bookshelves and lots of great music. the students will come to my house and take their lessons there. my schedule changes a
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lot on a day-to-day basis and that kind of keeps it exciting. think that music is just my favorite thing that there is, whether it's listening to it or playing it or teaching it. all that really matters to me is that i'm surrounded by the sounds, so i'm going top keep doing what i'm doing to keep my life in that direction. [♪]
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>> i just don't know that you can find a neighborhood in the city where you can hear music stands and take a ride on the low rider down the street. it is an experience that you can't have anywhere else in san francisco. [♪] [♪] >> district nine is a in the southeast portion of the city. we have four neighborhoods that i represent. st. mary's park has a completely unique architecture. very distinct feel, and it is a very close to holly park which is another beautiful park in san francisco. the bernal heights district is unique in that we have the hell which has one of the best views in all of san francisco. there is a swinging hanging from a tree at the top.
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it is as if you are swinging over the entire city. there are two unique aspects. it is considered the fourth chinatown in san francisco. sixty% of the residents are of chinese ancestry. the second unique, and fun aspect about this area is it is the garden district. there is a lot of urban agriculture and it was where the city grew the majority of the flowers. not only for san francisco but for the region. and of course, it is the location in mclaren park which is the city's second biggest park after golden gate. many people don't know the neighborhood in the first place if they haven't been there. we call it the best neighborhood nobody has ever heard our. every neighborhood in district nine has a very special aspect. where we are right now is the mission district. the mission district is a very special part of our city. you smell the tacos at the [speaking spanish] and they have
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the best latin pastries. they have these shortbread cookies with caramel in the middle. and then you walk further down and you have sunrise café. it is a place that you come for the incredible food, but also to learn about what is happening in the neighborhood and how you can help and support your community. >> twenty-fourth street is the birthplace of the movement. we have over 620 murals. it is the largest outdoor public gallery in the country and possibly the world. >> you can find so much political engagement park next to so much incredible art. it's another reason why we think this is a cultural district that we must preserve. [♪] >> it was formed in 2014. we had been an organization that had been around for over 20 years. we worked a lot in the neighborhood around life issues.
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most recently, in 2012, there were issues around gentrification in the neighborhood. so the idea of forming the cultural district was to help preserve the history and the culture that is in this neighborhood for the future of families and generations. >> in the past decade, 8,000 latino residents in the mission district have been displaced from their community. we all know that the rising cost of living in san francisco has led to many people being displaced. lower and middle income all over the city. because it there is richness in this neighborhood that i also mentioned the fact it is flat and so accessible by trip public transportation, has, has made it very popular. >> it's a struggle for us right now, you know, when you get a lot of development coming to an area, a lot of new people coming to the area with different sets of values and different culture. there is a lot of struggle between the existing community
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and the newness coming in. there are some things that we do to try to slow it down so it doesn't completely erase the communities. we try to have developments that is more in tune with the community and more equitable development in the area. >> you need to meet with and gain the support and find out the needs of the neighborhoods. the people on the businesses that came before you. you need to dialogue and show respect. and then figure out how to bring in the new, without displacing the old. [♪] >> i hope we can reset a lot of the mission that we have lost in the last 20 years. so we will be bringing in a lot of folks into the neighborhoods pick when we do that, there is a demand or, you know, certain types of services that pertain more to the local community and working-class. >> back in the day, we looked at mission street, and now it does
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not look and feel anything like mission street. this is the last stand of the latino concentrated arts, culture and cuisine and people. we created a cultural district to do our best to conserve that feeling. that is what makes our city so cosmopolitan and diverse and makes us the envy of the world. we have these unique neighborhoods with so much cultural presence and learnings, that we want to preserve. [♪]
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>> everything is done in-house. i think it is done. i have always been passionate about gelato. every single slaver has its own recipe. we have our own -- we move on from there. so you have every time a unique experience because that slaver is the flavored we want to make. union street is unique because of the neighbors and the location itself. the people that live around here i love to see when the street is full of people. it is a little bit of italy that is happening around you can walk
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around and enjoy shopping with gelato in your hand. this is the move we are happy to provide to the people. i always love union street because it's not like another commercial street where you have big chains. here you have the neighbors. there is a lot of stories and the neighborhoods are essential. people have -- they enjoy having their daily or weekly gelato. i love this street itself. >> we created a move of an area where we will be visiting. we want to make sure that the area has the gelato that you like. what we give back as a shop owner is creating an ambient lifestyle. if you do it in your area and if you like it, then you can do it
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>> tenderloin is unique neighborhood where geographically place in downtown san francisco and on every street corner have liquor store in the corner it stores pretty much every single block has a liquor store but there are
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impoverishes grocery stores i'm the co-coordinated of the healthy corner store collaboration close to 35 hundred residents 4 thousand are children the medium is about $23,000 a year so a low income neighborhood many new immigrants and many people on fixed incomes residents have it travel outside of their neighborhood to assess fruits and vegetables it can be come senator for seniors and hard to travel get on a bus to get an apple or a pear or like tomatoes to fit into their meals my my name is ryan the
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co-coordinate for the tenderloin healthy store he coalition we work in the neighborhood trying to support small businesses and improving access to healthy produce in the tenderloin that is one of the most neighborhoods that didn't have access to a full service grocery store and we california together out of the meeting held in 2012 through the major development center the survey with the corners stores many stores do have access and some are bad quality and an overwhelming support from community members wanting to utilities the service spas we decided to work with the small businesses as their role within the community and bringing more fresh produce produce cerebrothe neighborhood their compassionate about creating a healthy
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environment when we get into the work they rise up to leadership. >> the different stores and assessment and trying to get them to understand the value of having healthy foods at a reasonable price you can offer people fruits and vegetables and healthy produce they can't afford it not going to be able to allow it so that's why i want to get involved and we just make sure that there are alternatives to people can come into a store and not just see cookies and candies and potting chips and that kind of thing hi, i'm cindy the director of the a preif you believe program it is so important about healthy retail in the low income community is how it brings that
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health and hope to the communities i worked in the tenderloin for 20 years the difference you walk out the door and there is a bright new list of fresh fruits and vegetables some place you know is safe and welcoming it makes. >> huge difference to the whole environment of the community what so important about retail environments in those neighborhoods it that sense of dignity and community safe way. >> this is why it is important for the neighborhood we have families that needs healthy have a lot of families that live up here most of them fruits and vegetables so that's good as far been doing good. >> now that i had this this is
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really great for me, i, go and get fresh fruits and vegetables it is healthy being a diabetic you're not supposed to get carbons but getting extra food a all carbons not eating a lot of vegetables was bringing up my whether or not pressure once i got on the program everybody o everything i lost weight and my blood pressure came down helped in so many different ways the most important piece to me when we start seeing the business owners engagement and
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their participation in the program but how proud to speak that is the most moving piece of this program yes economic and social benefits and so forth but the personal pride business owners talk about in the program is interesting and regarding starting to understand how they're part of the larger fabric of the community and this is just not the corner store they have influence over their community. >> it is an owner of this in the department of interior i see the great impact usually that is like people having especially with a small family think liquor store sells alcohol traditional alcohol but when they see this
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their vision is changed it is a small grocery store for them so they more options not just beer and wine but healthy options good for the business and good for the community i wish to have more as latinos we are unified in some ways and incredibly diverse in others and this exhibit really is an exploration of nuance in how we present those ideas. ♪
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our debts are not for sale. >> a piece about sanctuary and how his whole family served in the army and it's a long family tradition and these people that look at us as foreigners, we have been here and we are part of america, you know, and we had to reinforce that. i have been cure rating here for about 18 year. we started with a table top, candle, flower es, and a picture and people reacted to that like it was the monna lisa. >> the most important tradition as it relates to the show is idea of making offering. in traditional mexican alters,
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you see food, candy, drinks, cigarettes, the things that the person that the offerings where being made to can take with them into the next word, the next life. >> keeps u.s us connects to the people who have passed and because family is so important to us, that community dynamic makes it stick and makes it visible and it humanizes it and makes it present again. ♪ >> when i first started doing it back in '71, i wanted to do something with ritual, ceremony and history and you know i talked to my partner ross about the research and we opened and it hit a cord and people loved it. >> i think the line between engaging everyone with our
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culture and appropriating it. i think it goes back to asking people to bring their visions of what it means to honor the dead, and so for us it's not asking us to make mexican altars if they are not mexican, it's really to share and expand our vision of what it means to honor the dead. >> people are very respectful. i can show you this year alone of people who call tol ask is it okay if we come, we are hawaii or asian or we are this. what should we wear? what do you recommend that we do? >> they say oh, you know, we want a four day of the dead and it's all hybrid in this country. what has happened are paper
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cuts, it's so hybrid. it has spread to mexico from the bay area. we have influence on a lot of people, and i'm proud of it. >> a lot of tim times they don't represent we represent a lot of cultures with a lot of different perspectives and beliefs. >> i can see the city changes and it's scary. >> when we first started a lot of people freaked out thinking we were a cult and things like that, but we went out of our way to also make it educational through outreach and that is why we started doing the prosession in 1979. >> as someone who grew up attending the yearly processions and who has seen them change incrementally every year into kind of what they are now, i
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feel in many ways that the cat is out of the bag and there is no putting the genie back into the bottle in how the wider public accesses the day of the dead. >> i have been through three different generations of children who were brought to the procession when they were very young that are now bringing their children or grandchildren. >> in the '80s, the processions were just kind of electric. families with their homemade visuals walking down the street in san francisco. service so much more intimate and personal and so much more rooted in kind of a family practice of a very strong cultural practice. it kind of is what it is now and it has gone off in many different directions but i will always love the early days in the '80s where it was so
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intimate and son sofa millial. >> our goal is to rescue a part of the culture that was a part that we could invite others to join in there there by where we invite the person to come help us rescue rescue it also. that's what makes it unique. >> you have to know how to approach this changing situation, it's exhausting and i have seen how it has affected everybody. >> what's happening in mission and the relationship with the police, well it's relevant and it's relevant that people think about it that day of the dead is not just sugar skulls and paper flowers and candles, but it's
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become a nondenominational tradition that people celebrate. >> our culture is about color and family and if that is not present in your life, there is just no meaning to it you know? >> we have artists as black and brown people that are in direct danger of the direct policies of the trump a administration and i think how each of the artists has responsibilitie responded ss interesting. the common
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-- with liberty and justice for all. [gavel] commissioner, if i may call the role. >> a yes, please. >> commissioner hirsch. >> here. >> a commissioner taylor is excused. >> commissioner dejesus. >> here. >> a commissioner elias. >> a here. >> commissioner, you have a quorum. also present is chief william scott of the san francisco police department and director paul henderson from the
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department of police accountability. >> thank you. good evening, everyone. this is the april 10, 2019 meeting of the san francisco police commission. we have a moderate calendar tonight, so we'll allow three minutes for public comment, and we are ready for the first item. >> line item one, consent calendar, receive and file, action. >> police commission disciplinary actions report first quarter 2019. >> okay. this does not require any particular action, is that right? >> i believe requires a motion. >> motion. >> u a second. >> an any discussion? we need public comment. is there any public comment on this matter? seeing none, comment is closed. why don't you call for the vote. >> all in favor? opposed?
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>> none opposed. >> passes unanimously. >> thank you. next item. >> line item two, reports to the commission, discussion. 2a, chief's report. weekly crime trends. provide an overview of offenses occurring in san francisco. significant incidents, chief's report will be limited to a brief description of the significant incidents. commission discussion will be limited to determining whether to calendar any of the incidents that the sheaf describes for a future mission meeting. major events. provide a summary of planned activities and events occurring since the previous meeting. this will include a brief overview of unplanned events or activities occurring in san francisco with an impact on public safety. commission discussion on unplanned events and activities the chief describes will be limited to determining whether to calendar for a future meeting. staffing and overtime, status of current staffing levels and overtime expenditures to date for fiscal year 2018-19. community engagement highlight, provide overview of recent
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community engagement activities as well as an update on the chief's advisory forum outlined in the collaborative reform initiative recommendation 48.1. >> thank you. good evening, chief. >> good evening, president hirsch, commissioners, and director henderson. i will start off today's chief's report with a crime friends update. and starting with overall part one crimes, we are down 15%. our total violent crimes were down 17%. and homicides are down 9 from 10 last year. we have a 22% reduction in gun violence of gun-related incidents which we're pleased with that number. and happy to report there were no homicides. we had a business se week two
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weeks ago, but no homicide to report. in terms of property crime, it is down 15% and that is led by an 18% reduction in auto burglaries compared to 2017 year to date with 32% below where we were in 2017. so that is good news as well. in terms of other property crimes, our burglaries are down 16%, and after a tough year last year, we're really happy with how this year started out with burglaries. all the other property crimes are in the negative. and actually all other violent crimes, part one crimes -- rape, robbery, assault -- are in the negative as well. so crime is actually doing pretty good. we'll keep working hard to make sure we keep our strategies in tact. a couple of incidents i want to highlight. just the work of some of our officers. about a year and a half ago we put together a city wide burglary unit, and part of the reason for reconstructing this
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burglary unit out of investigations bureau was to work on serial-type of crimes. here is a good example of the work they did. on september -- sorry, on march 22, they arrested an individual who they had been working on for a while. and he was booked for nine commercial burglaries that occurred through the central, southern, and richmond districts. he's also been identified in six additional burglary. one of the benefits of having a citywide unit structure like this is with the cross jurisdictional crimes t communication and coordination is much better. they can kind of step back and look at the bigger view, and we were struggling somewhat in that area before reinstituting this unit. also, another success with this unit on april 1, tenderloin spotted a stolen vehicle that was being driven by a wanted burglar on the 2200 block of market street. he was arrested and when the investigators got it, they were able to put together 10
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burglaries that this individual was responsible for since april of 2018. and they occurred throughout the central and southern district, so that's good example of the value of having this type of investigations unit that has city wide responsibilities. so we're really pleased with the progress on that. traffic, been talking a lot about our vision zero goals and trying to reduce traffic fatalities to zero by 2024. we started off pretty rough this year. we've had four traffic fatalities as of march 20. so that's definitely tracking above where we were this time last year. the good news is there were no fatalities last week, although we had a serious incident -- a serious injury of an elderly victim, pedestrian hit by a car, but she's still hanging in there and hopefully will survive the injury. no fatalities to report for last
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week. we are doing pedestrian and bicycle safety enforcement efforts as well as vehicle enforcement efforts. and our officers are really in tune to the focus of the five citations which we believe will continue to make an impact in the overall traffic safety effort. so we'll keep a focus on that. and large event this is week, we have the giants playing at home on monday through wednesday. and they also playing this weekend. we have google conference next week which will be a big deal and a big draw. and i think it's being kicked off tonight with a concert at the oracle parking lot, lot a, tonight. we also have the caesar chavez parade and festival that will occur this saturday from 1100 to 1800 and the cherry blossom festival and parade kicks off -- the festival kicks off this week from saturday, april 13, through sunday, april 21, and that will
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be capped by the cherry blossom parade on april 21. sunday streets will occur in the tenderloin the sunday from 10:00 in the morning to 4:30 in the afternoon. also, rec and parks is conducting their annual rib cookoff this saturday, and that's a very popular event. happy to say i'll be a judge. so get to taste the ribs from around the city. it is a really nice event. fun event. it is well attended. that will be at sharon meadows. peace park programming in hertz park thursday through saturday with barbecue, swimming and health fair. the sfpd officers are always engaged in the peace park programming, and we're happy to be a part of that. the next thing on the agenda, on the report s the overtime update. we are 75% into the fiscal year and currently we are just at 3%
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over our general fund overtime budget. so put the mitigation efforts in place to make sure that we get to our budget by the end of the fiscal year. we have been under budget most of the year. we have two months to go, but almost 3% over. we have having one event that usual lu is prepared and is not going to impact the budget, but a big ticket item with the pride parade and the policing that goes along with that. that is the last big event that draws a lot of overtime for the year, but we are working hard to make sure we get this within budget by the end of the fiscal year. staffing, we are at sworn staffing and full duty f.t.e. at 1,886. which is just below our mandated
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levels of 1971. we have three academy classes and 264 and 265. 263 will graduate on may 24. 264 will graduate on july 26. and 265 will graduate on november 8. so we're looking forward to these officers joining our ranks and increasing the size of our department. the last thing is the community engagement update, and i want to speak about collaborative reform recommendation and that recommendation speaks to the need of the broad-based forum for all communities. at that time that the assessment was done, we had the recommendation community forums and chief sir had re-established
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the african-american forum. since then we have continued with the african-american forum, but we've added additional forums, so currently we have 12 chief community advisory forums in total. we have an a.d.a., african-american, asian-pacific islander forum, interfaith, jewish, lgbtq, merchant, small business, a woman's forum and a public housing forum that we started last month. also in progress, we are re-instituting or starting an hispanic latino forum, muslim forum, and a youth forum. and we're working with the youth commission as commissioner dejesus is on that re-establishment of the youth forum. the reason i want to point that out is that recommendation i think spoke directly to our community engagement efforts, and what these forums do is basically i attend as many as i
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can. i don't attend all of them, but we have our officers from community engagement and some of the command staff who i a tend these forums on a regular basis. as i said, i attend as many as i can. but it gets information directly to me from these various communities, so they're very valuable. some of them are a work in progress, and a good example of a success story is our collaboration with the african-american forum in the first annual sfpd black history month celebration we did on february 9. that was a direct as a result of that forum coming together to kick this first annual celebration off. and there are really excited about that with very dedicated volunteers and that partner with us and add value to the community's input and engagement with the police department. and that is the conclusion my report. if there are any questions. >> thank you, chief. i do have a few questions. just on the forum, can you get
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the calendar for those forums to the commission office so that we know and as a commissioner wants to attend, we can do that through our office? >> yes, i'll get that to you. >> u a how frequently do they meet? quarterly? >> the a.d.a. is quarterly. african-american is monthly. the asian-pacific islander is monthly. interfaith is quarterly. jewish, quarterly. lgbt monthly. merchant-small business, monthly. women's, quarterly. public housing quarterly. public housing we're just starting it. and we're in progress on hispanic, latino, muslim, and youth. >> great. the time, the place, and the date would be great, as you know that. >> thank you. >> an i had a question, too, on overtime. i'm curious to know, what is it that pumped it up above the budget? >> a reinvested a lot of money in some of our crime prevention efforts, and although some of it was planned, some of it was unplanned. we had a spike in robbery, for
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instance, and we need to put presence in an area. a good example was visitation valley when we had -- what we believe were robberies involving chinese community members. we had to put deployment out there and fixed posts and that type of thing. it is a very expensive way to police, particularly when it's not planned. what we try to do is work our budget so we have room to do that and right at the break even point, and we have these type of incidents like in bayview and we had two homicides in la salle, we had to post that particular community with officers and for about a week and a lot of that was on overtime. hospital details. and we have quite a few hospital details that have really -- which you can't predict these where officers have to sit on either arrestees at the hospital and they eat up quite a bit of overtime. a couple of details were unyushl
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in that we have had at least two that went on for at least a month. and most of that is overtime staffing. the alternative is to pull a sector car out of patrol, which we really don't want to do. these are the type of things we have to manage and mitigate as best advantages. >> and mention that through a lot of sprol tiers and citizens and volunteer groups and are they economized of the groups -- let me finish. and one of the things the d.o.j. said we have a limited -- a limited outreach in terms of our captains work with their volunteer community and they work with the merchants which is great. and we put it on our website and things like that.
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but i think one of the things that i remember from the d.o.j. is we should be broader to the communities that come in here and complain. most affected by it and don't hear about it. how is that working on this volunteer? >> when i say volunteer, what i mean by that is these are community members that they really donate their time to work with the department. they're not quote, unquote, official volunteers to go out and do work, but ideally, you are absolutely right. we want to get as diverse group in the room as possible, and that includes people that don't always agree with what we do and how we do it. it's really important to get those voices in the room. we have had some success with that, not as much as we would like. but we have had some success with that. we've started some forums that really didn't take off, but a good example is we had a homeless forum, and we've had
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some members of the advocacy community in that forum. it didn't really take off like we wanted it to, but it's one we hope to reinstitute. that is the plan. >> commissioner: that is helpful. and the one that was successful and brought outside groups in and report on how they were successful and how they did that. and the ones who were not successful, maybe an analysis -- i can't say the word, but analyze why maybe that wasn't there and what other modes of outreach can we do to reach out to the communities. maybe next time we can hear about that. >> yes, ma'am. thank you. >> commissioner: thank you. >> line item 2b, d.p.a. director's report. report on recent d.p.a. activities and announcements report will be limited to a brief description of activities an announcements. commission discussion will be limited to determining whether
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to calendar any of the issues raised for a future commission meeting. >> good evening, director henderson. >> good evening. i have a couple of updates. we are now at 180 cases, new cases, that have opened in 2019 and is up from 147 cases at this time last year and even more cases are coming in and that trend has not slowed down and someone to call them the pipeline with the outreach, with our technology and our language access. in terms of cases closed, we are still continuing to close higher rate of cases as well, so that number is at 165 cases closed so far this year versus 125 the same time last year. and that just reflects the
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higher speed in which we started closing cases with new investigators that we had. the open cases and the pending total and 297 cases pending right now versus 260 which is where we were this time last year. in terms of cases that have been sustained, we are at 26 cases versus eight cases which is where we were last year. of the cases past the 270 day tolling period, we have 21 cases that are past 270 days. of those, 15 of them are tolled for civil or criminal open cases. versus this time last year with a total of 31 cases past the 270 day mark. in terms of cases that had been mediated, we are at 6, which is one more than where we were this time last year which is at five. and there were two outreach events that the office
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participated in. one on april 3 which was a know your rights presentation for young adults that was given and we were invited to come and speak at the san francisco conservation corps. and then on april 19 the staff attended the northern station park district station at their community meeting. that's it. >> any questions for the director? >> okay. thank you. we're ready for the next item. >> line item 2c, commission reports, commission reports will be limited to a brief description of activities and announcements. commission discussion will be limited to determining whether to calendar any of the issues raised for a future commission meeting. commissioner president's report. >> i don't have a report. i just have a reminder for the commissioners that next week we will be meeting in the bayview and asking that each commissioner present his or her work with the commission and
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identify what you are doing in a couple of minutes so the public and commission know what is we're doing. >> and commissioners' reports. >> commissioner? >> commissioner: yes. thank you, president hirsch. saturday, april 6, in district 10, there was a public safety meeting in the district and they will be taking place quarterly. representation from the mayor's office of safety, the public safety and mayor's office of neighborhoods. and kyra worthy was there as well as captain matthews from the bayview station. it was a very intense, great dialogue amongst the community, and the thing that i enjoyed most about it is a lot of the city staff and appointed officials, elected officials, were asked to really just observe. it was driven by the community and was for the community. so i know supervisor walton's office is getting back to community by april 22, by way of the -- by way of that public safety meeting. also announced at the meeting
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that we will be having our community meeting in bayview on april 17 as well so folks are excited about that. should be a good turnout. there was the war against guns activity march that took place from the bayview opera house down to the bayview station on williams and a great scene to see the officers and community together talking about things that transpired over the past few weeks in the district. it was great to see those come together. >> an okay. xhaung thank you. next item >> 2d, commission announcements and scheduling of items identified for consideration at future commission meetings. action. >> any items? >> commissioner dejesus. >> commissioner: and the questions for you first.
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>> and the bayview location for the meeting. >> police commission will hold a special meeting at a location other than city hall next week. the commission will meet in the bayview district at the opera house 42702 on wednesday, april 17, at 6:00 p.m., to hear comments from the bayview public and the station captain concerning public protection issues in the bayview district. >> thank you. >> yes, commissioner dejesus. >> commissioner: i think, commissioner, we had an email last week that invited us to come to the regional training -- they had a planning meeting in oakland, and they invited us. and i couldn't go, but i was able to speak to them. i have to tell you it was kind of exciting and and d.p.a. always goes to this and they are participating and going this year as well, i imagine. and what they basically were
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saying is san francisco has a long enjoyed a robust oversight over extremely important police department and the bay earth communities in the process of doing that and the establishing of the over sight of the departments. so we already have a model in place, and they like the opportunity to pick our brains and learn from us and things that work well and things that we would like to do. but they also wanted to point out that the regional forum wouldn't be complete without san francisco participating. some of the things they talked about would be 1421 and the panel of the transparency law. there is a comparison of oversight models and i think supervisor ronen will speak to that and oversight of county correctional facilities. what i did is brought a flier. it's in oakland on -- i got the
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flier. i got to find it. >> may 3. >> may 3, 8:30 to 4:30, one day, at the kaiser center in oakland. afterwards they're having a reception and would encourage everyone to attend as well. network reception on the shores of lake mer rit. i think it's really important for us in our backyard and even though it's a national organization, this one is focused on the regional oversight group. so i would ask that we -- i would ask that we consider have members participate in this and have a show. andening i don't think we're limit -- i don't think we're limited by three because it is a training. >> i would point out, too, the cost is $75, but they are flexible on the cost because they want more people to attend than not. i am sending most of my office. they have allowed me to send all of the unpaid staff and interns to attend for free because they think it's important. but i would strongly encourage folks to come to get the information and participate if
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you want to come. >> is there a commissioner or commissioners who can commit or volunteer now? >> commissioner: i can do it. and i can throw -- >> i can. >> i can. i couldn't make the meeting on friday. they had a planning meeting on friday. i checked in with them and gave me this information. >> right. >> commissioner: i want to ask city attorney's office. are we limited? i don't think we're limited to three people attending something like that. >> no. you are not limited. but i do ask that the commission, if there is a quorum of commissioners there, that they do use common sense and disperse. >> right. >> and don't look at one another. >> a don't talk to each other. >> three of you can sit together. but the fourth shows up, he's got to sit on the other side. >> i will forward an email to the commission office and send the information out. i certainly at this point would commit unless somebody comes up. there's two of us.
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and you're going to go as well. and i have another thing i wanted to talk about. and i don't know about this but i got some phone calls asking me what's going on with the police department and tasers and are they preparing to unveil and unroll tasers or roll out plan? i know nothing, so wondering if we can have a check in to see because that is important if we other going to roll it out, it is important for us as the commissioners to know that is going to happen. and i just am ignorant. i don't know anything about it and if they are right, but sometimes when there's rumblings and when there's smoke, there is fire. good to get a report on that to see where we are and what the status is. >> okay. we'll do that in a meeting in may, not next week, though. >> okay. thank you. ready for the next item. >> the public is now invited to comment on line items 2a through 2d. >> any public comment on the items we have discussed so far?
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good evening. >> my name is magic altman. i didn't hear anything in the chief's report about the case of true love. jamal true love an aspiring actor and hip-hop artist spent more than eight years behind bars after being sentenced to life in prison. how come parole officers frame an individual, send him to prison for eight years for a murder he did not commit? that cost the city over $10 million, and they get off scot-free. how can they be retired without facing discipline in connection with to this case? what is the chief and the police commission doing about this so it can never happen again? why are there no consequences and the people foot the bill? where is the outrage in this commission? why do officers continue to commit crimes that deeply affect people's lives profoundly and who have been retired to be taken care of the rest of their lives? true love was in prison hundred
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of miles from his family. he was stabbed while in prison. it could have been life. but he had lawyers and the legal support he needed. did i miss something? because how could this happen? you talk about crimes and these four officers committed crimes. no consequences. retired. we're paying for them. this is happening nationwide. police departments all over are having officers break the law and the city pays for the lawsuits and no criminal actions happen. i find this deeply disturbing. luckily this guy got off after eight years. most don't. i would like someone to tell me what's going to be done about this. >> thank you. any other public comment? commissioner brookter. public comment is closed.
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awe>> commissioner: sorry about that. i put in a call to the commission office to ask for a flier to be made for the community meetings. i was aware when we have the community meetings that we don't send it out to the public outside of it being on the agenda. i had a conversation with the commission staff to see if that is something that we could do to create a template so that we're having community meetings, it should be in my eyes as we have community engagement events. >> we used to send them out. i don't know why we don't now. >> i wanted to note that because i almost forgot. >> did you get -- were you well received or get pushback? >> an it was well received, but i wanted it on record to get follow-up before next week's meeting. >> thank you. >> commissioner: one of the things i remember is we were supposed to give community addresses to be added to an email address to get a hit from it. blast it. >> a good idea. >> commissioner: the next item. >> line item 3, discussion and possible action to i a prove