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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 issuance of department bulletin
19-072 seniority stripes which modifies department general order 10.01 uniform and equipment. this department bulletin is a reissue of db17-076 which expired on march 30, 2019. >> president hirsch, commissioner, director henderson, assistant director this, department bulletin was issued to amend the uniform general order and which this bulletin did is allowed for service for members who had outside law enforcement experience to include that in the seniority stripes on their uniforms. it used to be exclusive to police department experience. but we also now include other outside law enforcement since we are bringing in lateral officers and we wanted to i a lou them the opportunity to -- allow them the opportunity to use the seniority stripes which are the hash marks going up the sleeves
that indicate the level of law enforcement. >> and you're asking for a motion to i a prove this. >> correct. >> do i have a motion? and a second? any questions or comments from the commissioners? i think we need public comment. is there any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. and we'll call for a vote please. >> vote on whether to approve the issuance of department bulletin 19-072. all in favor? opposed? vote passes unanimously. >> thank you. thank you, chief. next item. >> line item 4, discussion and possible action to approve draft of revised department general order 10.08. electronic resources. for purposes of engaging in the meet and confer process with the police officers association, as required by law, discussion and
possible action. >> good evening. >> good evening, commissioners. again, assistant chief hector here. and commissioners, what you see here is an updated department general orreder that basically has contemporary language and was submitted by r.t. and en-- that was designed by i.t. that encompasses bulletins on the email use and mobile data devices which include cell phones, on our other accessories and u.s.b. and gives instructions to officers how to utilize them and who to go to in i.t., what the restrictions and prohibitions are. giving warnings when you log into the computer screens and what is allowed and what is not aloud. some are d.o.j. and the audits of the emails and the
recommendation is that members are aware no expectation of product privacy and know that any such type of bias-related conduct is prohibited by this order and that they're subject to discipline. and as well as other issues with regards to public records on personal devices. this is an update of various bulletins in this updated d.g.o. >> the recommendation is that the commission adopt this and move it forward. >> thank you. we have some commissioners with comments or kwigs. commissioner dejesus. >> commissioner: i have a recollection when the text messages came out that we need to put something in place for electronic resources. and chief sir brought to us. is this a revision of the one that chief sir brought to us off the text messages came out? >> that was a department bulletin, commissioner, and a month and a half ago, that was put before you to continue that
policy in place. once this is adopted, that department bulletin will be rescinded and this will become the policy. >> commissioner: that was the difference, it was a bulletin. and this is hard to follow and majorly redacted -- not redacted, but edited. i didn't have time to go through 13 pages of edits. we have pages and pages in a row of edits. i am wondering if you can just tell me, the parts that you crossed out -- >> there should be two general orders in the packet. one is the -- >> right. i am looking at 10.08. is that the right one? right. and the bottom of page one. it starts crossing out and it continues through page two and continues into page three. and it's a little bit later on we have -- go to page seven, and there is page -- mine is backwards. this is page 12. why is that? i am missing page eight.
>> the numbering is off on the bottom. >> i got that. >> from 7 to 12. and anyway, heavily deleted and i just wondering in a nutshell if you could tell us what that was about. >> updating it to contemporary i.t. language. this was, i think, last updated back in 1996, if i remember correctly. and so as you can see, it was computers and peripherals and now we call it electronic resources. and the i.t. wanted to include a bunch of the other technologies that have come along since the d.g.o. was done. >> i am glad you pointed out and i don't know what page it is now but the privacy photograph. i don't recall seeing the privacy paragraph before. when i read that, it was pretty draconian. and i might have to talk to the city attorney because as commissioners, we are civilian employees of the police department. and we do use -- we do have an
email address and use electronic communications with the city attorney's office. so this says -- and i know on page 7 it talks about certain exclusions and not exclusions but certain cpra exemptions for the disclosure of certain type of records. and i had to hesitate when it says if you believe it's privilege and put it on this communication from the city government and waive that privilege, and it just tells me that i just wondered, does that mean i can't talk to the city attorney through the emails? it's something and i am raising because we're going to adopt this tonight and i am worried about the consequences. >> is that a question? >> from the city attorney? >> i don't know if he worked with the city attorney on this. and something the d.o.j. recommended and did you run it by anyone in terms of how it might affect this commission and even the chief dealing with the city attorney? if he is using governmental email or text messages. >> i have personally
communicated with the city attorney's office, and that is attorney-client privilege communication. so any request that is made is all vetted through the city attorney's office to determine what is releasable and what we can withhold. >> so i can be a request and the city attorney would go through and see. do we need to have a disclaimer on all of the emails when we deal with the city attorney? it is not on our sfgov and i have it on my office one as if disclaimer, but i don't have it on my emails out of sf govf i am making any sense. do i need a disclaimer or how will you know it's attorney-client privilege? >> not entirely sure i understand the question, but if the question is the communications between the city southeastern's office and the -- the city attorney's office and xhij commissioner, that is attorney-client privilege. generally speaking, every email that i have seen including myself does have the communication on the bottom that says that this is attorney-client privilege.
it is intended only for the recipient. >> if it comes from the city attorney. >> if we respond back as well. any time there is a public records request, my experience has been that the commission office as well as the department will look to see who the sender and receiver is. and if there is privilege communications, like attorney-client privilege, that information will not be turned over in the public record requirements. >> all right. the way it's worded, though, it's pretty broad. it says including attorney-client privilege, member waives whatever rights the member may have to assert such confidentiality or closures and it is so broad that even if you put it to the attorney client privilege, it could have waived here. there is no expectation and privacy and the communication of the conversation. so i don't know. maybe you want to look at that paragraph. i am wondering if it is too broad. >> and specifically and the attorney-client privilege.
>> i'm happy to revise that language, but the principles are if you provide privileged information to the outside entity that is not part of the city family, you waive that privilege. and the other principle would be that if -- if an attorney-client privilege communication is provided to the commissioner, and in that information is shared with another commissioner, that privilege still stays and is maintained there. any communications that we may have with the contractor that is still privilege. there is a lot of parameters and i can see revising it could be clearer. and i am happy to -- >> such an explicit waiver. i'm not comfortable with it. >> i want to clarify the d.g.o. doesn't apply to the commission. even though the rule may be the same or similar, we're not bound by the language in the d.g.o. as commissioners. >> a correct, but the basic principles are the same which apply to the commission, so if you use any non-city issue
electronic devices and the purpose of it is for sending and receiving and doing commission business, then those communications are captured by the california public records act. and we would look at them to see if there was any exemptions or exceptions that would apply and provide them accordingly to the public. >> one other question i have before i turn it over to another commissioner, my understanding is that the commission holds the privilege and that no individual commissioner actually has the the authority to waiver the privilege on behalf of the commission, is that correct? >> depending on the communication. as city officials. and each individual commissioner may ask the city attorney's office for advice and we may provide it. if we provide attorney-client communication memo or whatever it may be to the whole commission, the commission as a whole has to waive forecast privilege. >> to one commissioner, that commissioner has the ability to waive. >> that is correct. we strongly advise against that,
but yes. >> u a commissioner hamasaki? >> thank you. two items. and again, i apologize because this is kind of long revision to this. where in this is addressed the member's use of personal cell phone devices while on duty? >> an it's page -- should be page 6, personal electronic devices. >> okay. i am looking in the revised. >> the problem is we don't have a full set. i don't have a page six. it's page 12. >> and is right after that one. >> and i go to 12, too.
and all the even ones are numbered 12. >> a maybe we should pass this and have you look at the language and correct the page numbers. >> and except if there is a question now that can be answered, let's deal with that. >> okay. so i apologize. maybe looking at the at the document without highlighting the redactions and whatnot, it is item -- so item d. is public records on personal electronic devices. and where some of the problematic conduct that occurred was occurring on personal electronic devices. and on and off duty and in what way does this regulate the use
of personal electronic devices on duty? >> this addresses personal electronic devices and interacting the network or electronic devices and i think with the question you are asking is if the member is engaging in personal business on duty, which could include using the personal device to engage in communications that not necessarilies by related is violation of personal rules of conduct. d.g.o. >> 2.01. >> okay. that's answers the first question. the second question, under the city department emails, it's under section l on page 7 of the unhighlighted, red lined
version. and i see the references to sunshine act and required disclosure. and what is and might have missed this the requirement for maintenance of basically communications that may be records case specific? say a member gets an email from a crime victim about a case. is there a requirement they maintain that for a certain period of time? or how is that -- how do we make sure we're not losing track of evidence? or potential everyday? >> the commission has a record retention policy that is pound -- that bind the department to comply with that record retention policy. so there are -- there's a document that is in the process of being revised, is my
understanding from the department, but there is an existing policy that was approved by the commission that speaks to the record retention of documents receive bid the department. >> commissioner: okay. that is a different -- another general order? >> it was passed by the commission. i would have to look back if it was actually the d.g.o. >> i was going to add if there is an concern that the email gets deleted, the department still has the ability to retrieve that email. and even if it gets deleted and if often times we get records request that we are ordered to retain and once we get that request, we have to abide by it. i don't know if that is the concern. >> commissioner: and in that -- that is not assuming any improper conduct, but just for the purpose of maintenance of records for civil and criminal
cases that sounds loik that lives and as i learning that is often the case that certain information related to a policy may exist in a different policy. so what you are with the requirements for retention of the email records. >> it's not the email system itself but that is just the delivery method. it is really the content. so what is being sent in the attachment. the record retention policy and the attachments and the content inside the email itself, that is what triggers the record retention. sometimes if you can imagine everyone is email if it say, hello, just give me a call at a certain time, there is no content or substantive reason why anybody needs to keep that email. so under our record retention policy, which is also governed by the edmond code, that sets forth the city policy for record
retention. a contract, for instance, we have an obligation to retain those and prescribed under the record retention policy. in terms of i want to make sure we're cloer that there is different laws that govern if we are anticipating litigation. that is a different set of body of law that would require us to retain documents and preserve evidence, so that's different and that is separate. i want to make sure that is clear. those would be triggered because of and civil procedure, what we need to comply with in court and the subpoena or something similar to that. there are different moving parts but we have a record retention policy that is separate and apart, and the department is revising that to incorporate newer documents that the department comes into contact with and that would apply to the department and the commission.
>> commissioner: okay. great. >> commissioner: can i ask that you distribute that, even the one that is revised now, the existing one, can you get that to all the commissioners so we at least can see? >> absolutely. >> commissioner: thank you. commissioner elias. >> i think our concern is addressing personal cell phones by officers for inappropriate purposes given the recent events that have sort of plagued the police department. i guess my question is, with respect to section d., how will you flag or monitor the use of personal cell phones and being subject to p.r.a. request? i know there is a d.g.o. that is reviewing and flags emails and cell phones and buzz words and they find inappropriate. but what system is in place for the personal cell phones of officers when they use them? >> there is none. the officers have the right to privacy like any other citizen
and their subject to probable cause for the authoring and approval of a search warrant if there was a crime, but beyond that, we cannot search officers' personal cell phones without a search warrant. >> commissioner: how do we flag and monitor the personal cell phones and can expose them to a p.r.a. request. how do we flag and monitor that? meaning if someone gives a p.r.a. request, what does the officer do, to officer x, have you used your phone for business purposes? what is the procedure for that? >> if there was a communication we can establish came from the officer's phone t request would be made for them to provide those communications if there is a p.r.a. request >> commissioner: i think they can make a p.r.a. request in general that doesn't need to be based on them actually having
it, right? >> commissioner: they can request the documents related to and referenced to and reply on those individuals to be forthcoming, don't me? >> correct. it is a complicated question. it is a complicated question, but we have to because we can't invade privacy of personal devices. we have to rely on officers to be forthcoming unless there is a document or something or everyday that indicates that a personal device is used. we have been advised by the city attorney and given training on this very issue. we're hoping everybody is aware and the policy points it out that the purpose is the policy points it out where everybody understands that their personal cell phone if used for business purposes, that information can bed in and p.r.a. and they have to give it.
>> the second part of that is also that they are prohibited from using personal devices on duty and even if they were to use it, and it would be a violation if getting to the question of use were improper communications or whatnot. >> commissioner: if we are redoing the language on one of the sections, maybe language added into d. since it seems ambiguous. >> i am not entirely sure that i understand what revisions you're asking for. >> just how we're going to monitor d., and oh, we're going to ask the officer first and based on the honor system, and sort of spelled out in the d.g.o. of the monitor.
>> protocol. procedure. i do think it's important given the recent events and things at the commission with the use of personal cell phones by officers. >> an i think we can take the suggestions and -- >> we will hear from you in a couple of weeks. >> you understand what the commission is asking for. >> yes. i wrote down some notes and if there is additional concerns, i ask that you email them to me. >> commissioner: and it sound like the last issue with the protocol and the department is going to use when they is requesting an officer to provide
something from his or her personal phone. what do we do this n that case? okay. thank you. we will table this matter for now. thank you, chief. next item. >> we actually have to have public comment. >> okay. public comment on that item. >> i didn't realize it could be on the agenda. i just like to clarify something. commissioner brookter, before the meeting you offered to giver me your private email because you don't use the government's email. but i am confused about that. so it seems to me since i communicated to you through the government, and you got one email, what email is the public going to get if they want to communicate with you? and if they think they can get it to the government email, and you don't read that, we're not going to be able to get in touch with you. are you giving your private
email to the commission to know that is what they give out because this is not okay, and i am concerned you wouldn't use the government email for government business. it seems maybe you should do that. >> commissioner: thank you. >> do you want to give out your cell phone, too? >> so the commissioners know, we have the same risk that any officer engaging in business on our private devices and a request comes in, we will have an obligation to search the revices and possibly turnover information. i use only the government email for government business. that is the next item. >> line item 5, general public comment. the public is welcome to address the commission regarding items that don't appear on the agenda and are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the
commission. speakers shall address their remarks to the commission as a whole and not to individual commissioners. neither police d.p.a. personnel or commissioners are required to respond, but may provide a brief response. individual commissioners and police and d.p.a. personnel should refrain from entering debates or discussion with speakers during public comment. >> feel free to respond briefly. i want to first thank commissioner elias for coming to the juvenile hall rally. personally i believe in resortive justice and not in prisons of any kind. so this rumor that tasers might be brought online, just wondering. as far as i know, it is not budgeted yet. over hundreds of people at that meeting for that vote and we want to know if anything is going to happen. people are covering so many
issues on planet rt that we need to have notice about something like this. so i understand also from commissioner brookter that you have the information of the sunshine task force decision the other day, yes? >> i don't know what you are talking about. >> i have seen it. >> okay. so -- >> let me tell you. okay. so on april 3, the sunshine task force made an unprecedented decision to call on the district attorney, the board of supervisors, and the ethics commission to demand that the police commission comply with their finding that the vote to approve tasers was in violation of the brown act and the sunshine task force ordinance. so they are -- they would like some respect, and i think they deserve it after all this time. what i say about unprecedented, apparently they have not declared a vote illegal before.
it's been more technicalities, so they don't do this lightly. and half of you did not think there was any reason to give respect and serioustons this decision. when a taser can kill people. remember, tasers are considered nonlethal and police departments don't record the death, but reuters, the news agency, and discovered over studying for months that there's been over 1,000 deaths from tasers. my friend's son was killed by a taser. a young african-american was kill and four people in san mateo county in the last six months. they are reconsidering the use of tasers, so we don't want it snuck by. and now there is going to be serious action. serious action. remember, during this meeting when you all voted on this, no one said that the evidence wasn't true.
in fact, commissioner hirsch, you said that it was the sheriff's fault they shutdown city hall. that is completely irrelevant. it doesn't matter who was responsible for city hall being shut downdown. by the way, we would like someone to reveal who gave that order which is still a secret. but the law is that you made a decision during a shutdown at city hall. that's a violation -- >> thank you. >> -- of the sunshine task force. >> thank you. i will say that the commission at that time received advice from the city attorney's office that there was no violation of the brown act or the sunshine ordinance. any other public comment? >> did we get a letter or something? >> i would like to see this new -- >> i didn't say it was a letter.
and the advice given --. >> the letter you referenceed? i didn't get a letter. >> i didn't get a copy this morning. >> i didn't receive it. >> we're not supposed to have a back and forth like this because it is not an agenda item. >> and ask the staff if there is a letter to see -- >> they are usually pretty good. >> did it come in the email today? >> an any other public comment? >> forward it to us. >> my other public comment? >> hearing none, public comment is closed. next item. >> line item 6, public comment on all matters pertaining to item 8 below, closed session, including public comment on item 7, vote whether to hold item 8 in closed session. >> u an any public comment on items eight or seven? hearing none, comment is closed. >> a next item. >> vote on whether to hold item 8 in closed sepgs, san francisco
administrative code 67.10, action. >> we have a motion. >> so moved. >> second? >> second. >> on the question? we'll have a vote. all in favor. opposed? motion passes unanimously. we are going into closed session. >> yes. >> all right, commissioner hirsch. we are back on the record for open session. you still have a quorum. >> all right. next line item. >> line item 9, vote to elect whether to disclose any or all discussion on item 8 held in closed session san francisco administrative code section 67.12, action. >> do we have a motion? >> motion. >> to not disclose. >> u a second. >> all in favor? opposed? that passes unanimously. next item, adjournment.
san francisco. i am grateful for all of you know matter if you live in the city or commute in the city. thank you for walking the walk this morning. a huge thank you to the number of city officials who walked in all the way to city hall from all different areas of the city. (applause). supervisor fewer walked two and a half-miles from the richmond district. [applause.] supervisors brown and haney and mandelman as well as mayor breed. every day it is part of every a long journey. the ability of walking is so
powerful. it makes us healthier, it is good for the air, climate. it connects us to each other, and it grounds us to our communities. today is purely a celebration of walking, and everyone who walks. the beauty it is all of us. at walk san francisco we firmly believe that san francisco can and should be the most walkable city in the united states. [applause.] we are not quite there yet. our major street like market where over a half million people per day walk is one of the most dangerous streets in the city. on average three people are hit each day across san francisco while walking. sadly, already this year we have lost six pedestrians and one person riding a bike from traffic violence on the streets. we are ready for things to
change. [applause.] we are ready to end-all severe and fatal crashes in san francisco. we are ready for san francisco where everyone of every age and ability can get around safely and easily and affordably. we are ready to show the nation san francisco is putting people first and what it is possible to do when you chase that goal. i believe our city leaders here with me today are ready to commit for the vision for san francisco. one person committed is our mayor, london breed. (applause). she is a vision zero champion pushing the city to fix the most dangerous streets and fast
because she understands that lives depend on it. she is pushing hard to bring quick fixes to our most deadliest streets and has taken a stand on some streets that usually don't get the treatment they need like sixth street and taylor street. [applause.] she has helped secure fundings for a major project we are working on now, better market street. [applause.] her leadership is saving lives. please join me in welcoming madam mayor breed. . >> thank you. first of all, i want to thank walk sf for not only coordinating today's walk-to-work day, but mor more importantly the advo cassie they
do to make sure we are accountable to adjust the streets so people are safe when they walk and move around the city and county of san francisco. let's be clear. when we make improvements to add dedicated bike lanes, when we make improvements to do daylighting and the things that we know that changes the infrastructure of the streets, it is about public safety, it is about keeping people safe. we have to continue to remember all of the lives that we lost because we haven't moved fast enough. the seven people that we lost in our streets this year alone is seven people too many. we know that when we delay with bureaucracy, when we delay with process, we know that means the delay could involve losing
another person, which is why these changes in what we need to do to make our city safer, more walkable, more livable for all of us is so critical. [applause.] i spend a lot of time all over san francisco, and often times, when i see in terms of elder ofl elderly people trying to get across the street. we need to make those changes as well. we need vehicles to slow down, and we will be stepping up enforcement in this city. [applause.] how we move people around is so critical, and what that means is there are people walking, biking, there are people driving, and the only way we are going to get to a better place where not one more life is lost
is if we make sure that we look out for one another, we make these improvements, get people to slow down. there is tons of work to do, and i know this board of supervisors although we don't agree on everything. we "glee" the i agree the improo make san francisco safe is something we can agree on. we will get the job done. thank you all so much for walking to work today. [applause.] >> it is my honor to introduce board president another vision zero total champion. >> thank you. i want to say that we need to change the culture about walking in san francisco. walking is not a privilege to walk safely. walking should be a right to walk safely in san francisco. we need to change that culture.
i want to thank walk sf not only walk sf but all departments involved to try to make our streets safe, whether it is enforcement, engineering, education. thank you for all of these departments that really are kicking it up for us. [applause.] i really -- it is not enough to walk one day and have a little rally. it is about doing things all year around, getting changes done. we need to join together. we need to tell the state to let us have automated speed enforcement. i don't know what is going on outside of san francisco, we want it here, we need to send a loud message to the legislators to say we need it. the other thing we are going to do, and i am writing to the
legislature for a local ordinance to make it safer than it is now, i want the quarters to be daylighted. when you cross the street the cars can see you. i don't know why we are not doing this now. we need to do it now, not tomorrow. join me to make san francisco a safe place for pedestrians to walk. thank you very much. [applause.] >> district one supervisor. >> good morning, everyone. i just want to give a shout out to all of my folks in d one who walked with me this morning. in fact we made great time. we stopped for a doughnut. this is a great way to start the morning. you know, on a more somber note, i have had two fatalities in my district within one month of each other. seniors, older chinese women in
crosswalks. ththe infrastructure is importa. people need to slow down and pay attention when they are driving. i have been telling my residents that all of the time. i want to give a shout sought to the san francisco police department for beefing up the traffic unit. it is about enforcement, also. we don't like a ticket. this is saving lives. deputy chief red mon is there. we have been working with the chief to bring enforcement to the streets. i think people are getting sloppy about driving. we have a lost of congestion. my husband and i are walkers. we walk all of the time. when i hear about another pedestrian being hit it could be me or any of us here. pay attention. let's walk off. let's keep ourselves healthy by walking. it is something everyone can
appreciate that we can do. i want to say thank you for coming out today, especially many, many thanks to walk sf. thank you. >> district the five supervisor brown. >> thank you. i want to say this is a great birthday present. thank you everybody. it is my birthday. i don't know where are the balloons? i just want to say i think a lot of my colleagues and mayor breed have said how important it is to have the pedestrian safety in place so we can walk. i am a walker, and one of the things that i think when we are walking and anybody that is a walker, you will understand this. we have to train in san francisco to be walkers, safe walkers. when you step into the streets, first thing you do is catch the eye of the driver that stopped
at the stop sign. make sure they are stopping. if they are turning, catch their eye. these are the things we shouldn't be worrying about. we should be able to step out when the light is green for us to go, and for me i want to talk about the positives of walking. i walk through parks from eight ash bury. i will walk through buena vista park. then to alamo square. as i walk through my district, one of the things i can say is walking makes you feel so good especially in a place like this. it is absolutely a booster of your mood. i want to make sure, though, as we move forward, you know, and i'm thinking about this because it is my birthday. we are getting older. seniors in the city we -- our count down lights don't give us
enough time to get across. when we look at these things, look at ways to help people get through the city and walk through the city and be safe. thank you everyone for coming. >> supervisor of district 6. >> happy walk-to-work day! let me start out with a confession. i walk to work every day. i live just a few blocks from here on high street. i have the privilege of being able to walk to work every day to city hall. as supervissor brown said it is the right way to go to a building to have that time coming to work and also walking home each night. we left late last night and i was able to walk directly home a couple blocks from here.
i want to thank all of the folks from district 6 who walked in today. a special shout out to save passage. it is an organization through the tl cbd. every day when i walk into work they are there. not just protecting me but looking out for all of the kids and families as they walk to and from school every day. this is a community effort. we have a lot of work to do. sadly there have been a number of pedestrians hit in district six a few blocks from here on golden gate and leavenworth a woman was struck and killed by a car, and unfortunately there were a number of others since then on the same street who have been hit. i want to say we can't wait. we need to make immediate changes now. we need to, first of all, deal with crosswalks, daylighting,
slowing traffic, actually making real changes in the streets, getting past some of the one way streets and absolutely enforcing things around uber and lyft and other bad actors to keep everyone safe. thank you. we are in this together. let's keep people safe. thank you. [applause.] >> thank you. now, i would like to welcome supervisor of district 8. >> good morning everybody. so many politicians speaking. i will be brief. we had a fantastic district 8 walk. district 8 folks, make a little noise. we were joined from supervisor mar's office in district four and stephanie came with us as well, district two. i think all of the districts in
san francisco there is no day late around this issue. we are committed to vision zero, we need to make the streets safer. we need more enforcement. i was pleased earlier this year to pass along the climate emergency resolution. we all know there is no strategy to get us to saving the world that does not get people out of their cars. it is absolutely essential that people bike, take public transportation and walk. we also know there are so many -- one death -- any death is one too many. any severe injury is one too many. i will say i think having a board led by someone the personal experience in norman yee. the survivors and friends of those who died or have been severely injured in the crashes are most effective advocates.
it is meaningful and powerful to have that leadership in city hall. thanks everybody who walked this morning. [applause.] >> director of the sf m.t.a. please. . >> morning. happy walk-to-work day everybody. it is meant to be a time to remind us walking is the best form of transportation. it is the best way around the city. it is fun and enjoyable especially on a day like this. it is good for you in terms of personal health and health of the city. it is good in terms of congestion and emissions. it is the best way to get around, and we see as our charge in making sure that the streets are safe and inviterring so that people see walking as a more viable option for more trips, not just on walk-to-work day but
throughout the year. to that end we are working closely and furiously with our partners at public health, public works. police and fire, planning and all of us working with community leaders and supporters to make the streets safer. the urgency from the mayor and board of supervisors is shared by the board of directors. we have the message from our city leaders that we need to do more and better and faster. i accept jody's challenge that we make san francisco the best walking city in the country. vision zero's goal is to eliminate traffic fatalities by 2024. every death is tragic. we are working to make the streets safer.
we will help truly make us the best walking city in america. thank you for coming out. happy walk-to-work day. [applause.] >> i would like to welcome the director of the public works. >> good morning. walk-to-work day is one of my favorite events of the year. not only do i get to meet people i don't see all of the time we get to talk about what is going on in the city. more importantly it is very, very important that we embrace vision zero. the live ability of the city and making sure the sidewalks are safe. coming soon change is on better market street to bring a new streetscape will make walking better all over thety. we will make our city much more walkable for everyone. i am proud to be in partnership
with sf walk. from public works we will do our part. thank you. [applause.] >> i want to congratulate you all. what a beautiful day. thank you walk sf and thank you communities for supporting what we do. my bosses are the 11 members of the board of supervisors. we have been working hard for about 30 years. we are really proud to distribute your voter approved sales tax fund and vehicle registration funds that go to to projects voters approved to improve safety. we are backing it so thank you, voters. also approving measure 3 funds for walking and biking, a partnership to make our streets
safer. thank you very much. [applause.] >> before we close two quick things. i want to give another round of applause to all city leaders that walked today. [applause.] >> i would like to highlight sf police department deputy director, environment director, m.t.a. director and mtc commissioner and college board member for joining us this morning. [applause.] also from phil king's office. thank you. it takes a village. finally i would like to invite one person who understands safe streets in a deeply person way.
jenny's mother stepped in a crosswalk in 2011 and was hit by speeding car. judy survived and she and her children eleven would lives forever changed. she is a founding member of the sf safe streets. it helps tell their stories. this group is made of survivors of loved ones kill by crashes on our streets. join me in welcoming jenny. [applause.] >> i am jenny. some of you may know me through my mother's story. iit is not easy to tell or hear. eigheight years after being hite
was suicidal. she thinks her children are evil and plotting against her. we live in a state of fear and hopelessness. this is what a severe injury with can look like. there are more than 500 severe injuries on san francisco streets every year. when i share my story i hope people will understand and demand safe streets. today i want to say i am looking to each of you and the city leaders behind me to do everything in their power to end traffic violence on our streets. we are all pedestrians and all deserve straight streets. thank you. >> thank you it is a beautiful morning. i appreciate everybody coming out bright and early. thank you so much. have a wonderful walk-to-work day. [applause.]
shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their shopping and dining within the 49 square miles of san francisco. by supporting local services within our neighborhoods, we help san francisco remain unique, successful, and vibrant. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> my name is ray behr. i am the owner of chief plus. it's a destination specialty foods store, and it's also a
corner grocery store, as well. we call it cheese plus because there's a lot of additions in addition to cheese here. from fresh flowers, to wine, past a, chocolate, our dining area and espresso bar. you can have a casual meeting if you want to. it's a real community gathering place. what makes little polk unique, i think, first of all, it's a great pedestrian street. there's people out and about all day, meeting this neighbor and coming out and supporting the businesses. the businesses here are almost all exclusively independent owned small businesses. it harkens back to supporting local. polk street doesn't look like anywhere u.s.a. it has its own businesses and personality. we have clothing stores to gallerys, to personal service
stores, where you can get your hsus repaired, luggage repaired. there's a music studio across the street. it's raily a diverse and unique offering on this really great street. i think san franciscans should shop local as much as they can because they can discover things that they may not be familiar with. again, the marketplace is changing, and, you know, you look at a screen, and you click a mouse, and you order something, and it shows up, but to have a tangible experience, to be able to come in to taste things, to see things, to smell things, all those things, it's very important that you do so.
>> commissioner: i would remind members of the public the members don't tolerate disruptions of any kind. police silence your mobile -- please silence your mobile devices and if you care to speak state your name. i'd like to take roll at this time. [roll call] >> clerk: we expect commissioner richards to arrive shortly. commissioners, before we call consideration of items proposed for continuance i want to make an announcement for those on sf gov tv we lil -- will be calling one item first out of order. first on the agenda is consideration of items proposed for continuance, item