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set up appointments for different churches and work together and get on the same page. that's how we're working to reduce crime. it's not just the police going from call to call and being proactive. we want to engage the community. we want to reduce their concerns and fears and provide them with information so the community can help us to help them. regarding our homeless, the quality of life issues in the bayview and concerns, we're meeting regularly with hsoc and department of public health to address concerns we have two officers work full-time at bayview station assigned to homeless outreach. we're actively in the community every day addressing the community offering service, making referrals to help improve
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on our homeless concerns in the community. then with the trust and accountability reform, i think part of that is just with us talking the community. our foot beat out every day talking to the merchants in the community. they are out in the street and go into businesses. our officers are out talking to people within our housing project and engaging the community and trying to reassure them and make sure they understand they're being heard. with our resources, i think we're ahead of you but there's always room for improvement with technology since it's a fast-growing thing. then with diversity, the
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district is diverse. and we want them to know we understand them and can meet them where they are and can all work together. that is the end of my presentation and if there's any questions i'm happy to answer them. >> on the part one crime statistics, i want to know if i'm reading this right. the homicide year to date last
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year was five and year to date nine. so there's been an increase in this year over last year. then for burglary and autotheft and i'm concerned about the homicides and the rate obviously. i want to know if bayview has the resources and help you need to be able to address this. >> since i've been at bayview station we have had three homicide. so you know, at one point i worked in homicide as sergeant prior to my assignment at bayview. i was the captain of major crimes and overseeing the homicide unit. i'm very passionate about any homicides in the city and particularly in the bay view. yes, i am getting the resources i need. the chief is concerned and the command staff has been available
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in giving me resources which have been deployed on a regular basis each week to help address crimes and to be the visual deterrent. and i don't expect moving forward, god willing, that our numbers will continue to increase. >> thing on the human trafficking, is that -- i don't know what that means? it seems like these are really low numbers and seems good but i don't know if it's difficult to track or means something different. >> i think it's somewhat difficult to track. in order to track it, it has to be reported. as we all know with human trafficking it's one of those things rarely report. it's more so reported in downtown where there's --
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they're more visual but here when it happens it's not on the streets. don't typically have people walking around that you can engage and have conversations with so if people don't call the police we're not aware or given information it's possibly occurring. >> thank you for the presentation and the work you're doing. >> my pleasure. >> any other questions from commissioners? >> thank you for the presentation. i thought it was great. i want to go back to the staffing on page 5. i was wondering what the captain's staff, the three officers and two civilians do, what their role is as the captain's staff. >> well, two of the civilians for example, one was my secretary that was kind enough to work the power point presentation. she's one of the civilians on my captain staff.
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the other civilian is the station's facilities person. he deals with things involving the station and assisting us with events and things like that and solving problems. then the three officers moin captain staff, they work directly for me. they assisted with putting together this power point. they help with all the events that we have in the district they deal with community issues. they work at the pleasure of the captain helping you as a captain facilitate whatever have you going on in the district. >> my other follow-up question is respect to the plain clothes officers, there's seven of them. is that number high? i remember going to other district stations and they amount they had was lower? >> well, each district is different. as you know, when you look at
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crime as a whole in any city but particularly in san francisco, it's important to staff your officers in positions that reflect the needs of the district. so in the bayview, for example werk have five areas of housing projects. our plain clothes officers are actively working those projects with housing officers. the plain clothed officers in the bayview get more guns off the street than in any other part of the city and also assist our gang task force unit, our homicide unit and when we have acquisitions from other cities that come in to san francisco a lot of times their cases relate to the bayview. and that's why we have six. it's just based on the needs of the district.
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>> any other questions from commissioners? >> on page 9, the focus on the five and looking at 2017 at 40% and 2018, 28%. i'm trying to understand how to read that. >> it mean in 2017, 20% of the sites done were in the group on the focus of the five. the police depend's priority is on the lights, stop sign and failure to yield and failing to
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yield when make left turn. that's what the numbers represent. what i will say is if you look at the chart, you will see, yes, a lot of more tickets were written in 2017 but we've worked to correct that and why we have three officers assigned specifically to do traffic enforcement. i expect our numbers will be increasing greatly with that support. [off-mic]
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>> i understand the difference. when have you spikes you bring traffic enforcement officers and there's like a militia feeling into the community. i get that. i thought focus on the five was seven to eight and where people will work on the traffic lights. i thought we were aggressively enforcing that and wondering how to interpret this. is 28% a good number or one that needs to be improved on. that's what i was trying to get a handle on.
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[off mic] >> i understand. some were down by one-fourth.
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>> how we enforce city wide is a concern. we've been fortunate in the bayview. we've had one serious straight traffic collision but even one is too many. anything we can do to keep traffic collisions down and save lives we want to work hard to do that. >> one other question. on page 6 for staffing demographics you have 28 supervisors and 18% black and 14% hispanic. how many black supervisors and how many hispanic does the 18% and 14% represent. >> you can tell me offline.
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>> good evening. i wanted to follow-up on one of the points you raised with the strategies on page 7. it seemed like or that homelessness and quality of life and mental health are there a
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substantial portion of what you're dealing with now and if so has it increased? since come back to bayview, it has increased but i think there's a lot of reasons. we're working hard with the community and with other agency to address homelessness and mental health issues. >> okay. you think you're having success in working with the other agencies in addressing the issues? >> yes, we've had great success. one current success i can talk about is the san francisco produce market. it's a huge market that serves pressure produce all over the city and it was a large
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encampment and we've worked together on how to clean up the area and remove the homeless how to secure it and we had meeting and came up with a plan over a month so outreach can take place. we never want to just displace someone so the plan was to meet with them and try to figure out who wanted to go to a navigation center. what was in need of what services and were children needed to be considered. they were told we'll do an vacci evacuation of the site.
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we came in with hsoc and d.p.a. and clean up the whole site. to this day that site is still clean. we don't want it anywhere but you have a business dealing with food and it's important things are sanitary, it was concerning. that was a great combined effort project. that was one of many. >> is there a navigation center out here? >> yes, in bayshore. it hasn't been here long and it's been successful and we have people who regularly go to mother brown. when she can't take you in, she's specified to me she has people that fix 350 sandwiches
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at night. say you show up late night and you can't come in but you're hungry. you can at least get something to eat. that's amazing because it shows kindness because no one should be hungry in the city. >> thank you very much. >> my pleasure. there's the church across the street and that feeds folks well. first and foremost, captain, thank you for the presentation. i want to commend you for your work and step kneeing station and you've been -- stepping into the station and you've been visible and i want to note that as a redent in the district -- resident in the district. 84% of the people in the district don't identify as white and 62% officers tlaetd station who identify -- at the station who identify as being white. when we talk about ensure
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diversity inclussive -- inclusive workforce what are we doing? that's one part and the second part and this you addressed the community is relationship based but how's it look nor -- for the 62% of folks involved in the process and hope we're not utilizing the 38% that reflect the community. >> anyone who comes to the bayview and works is a really unique officer. bayview is not like anywhere else and once you work there they say you can work anywhere in the city. everyone here is officers who want to be here. i don't want you in the bayview
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if you're not going to be fully engaged in the community. if you're not comfortable with people who don't necessarily look like you and if you're not fully committed to participating in activity in the bayview. we're still striving even through recruitment to get more diversity into the department which is a challenge but we're still striving to do that and striving to improve our numbers with people of color and people from the monolingual community to come to the bayview. there's room for improvement but with what we have, i think we have great officers and it's going to be a continual work in progress. [off mic]
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>> absolutely. that in reference to the 96a report we've been reviewing thoroughly.
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thank you. >> i do have a question for you also. it's about the advisory board. the captain's advisory board. i'm curious, who's on there, how they get selected and what issues come up and how do you deal with the issues raised at your advisory board? the captain's advisory board work at the pleasure of the captain. they're assigned to work on projects i deem are important within the district. i have a total of 14 people on the advisory board. it's a very diverse advisory board when covers the district in terms of what part of the district they come from. my requirement was people willing to work and attend meetings. i doesn't want somebody signed up but doesn't have the time to come in and do the work. it required a commitment from those individuals and then what
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they do is when we have a meeting, it could be talking about national night out. they've been working on several things within the district. some of them are concerns of mine. some are things they may have mentioned or a thing community may have brought to my tension. so we meet and they have sub-commitees that work on the project. they're selected by me, basically. >> thank you so much for the presentation and hosting us. i appreciate it. >> my pleasure. thank you. >> ready for the next item. >> clerk: line item 3, general
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public comment. public is welcome to address the commission with items on the agenda and items that do not appear on the agenda but within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission. speakers shall address the commission as a whole and not individual commissioner or department or d.p.a. personnel. under police commission rules of order, during public comment neither police or personnel or commissioners are required to respond but may provide a brief response. individual commissioners and personnel should refrain from entering into debate or discussion with speakers during public comment. >> anybody want to make a general public comment? this is the time. please come up to the mic if you don't mind.
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>> i'm alonzo walker. life time resident of bayview hunters point. it's a pleasure to be here. i get on the internet and do some research and i was born here and i live at 57 building 18, 57 section d. i was hear when the riots took place in 1966. when the national guard marched down third street here in this opera house and there used to be a pool hall here.
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they shot the opera house up and i wasn't shot but a friend of mine. i knew the individual who lived in the house that got shot. i've lived in bayview hunters point all my life and passionate about the opportunities made available to the residents in bayview hunters point but when you spoke about homelessness, these are things i became aware of through my research. trying to hold the redevelopment agency san francisco housing authority and hud to what they're supposed to do for upholding the interest of the area they go in to make the
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changes for the community. the department of public works. the department of housing and urban development, excuse me. the san francisco department of housing are in violation of three various codes that require them to do certain things. one is 33334.3, 33334.4. these are requirements where the department is supposed to have a database up for public review to show where the available of housing put into development for the agency and now the office of
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infrastructure and community development an investment. to take a long story short, the homelessness you talked about in report 34171.1. it's a requirement for the office of infrastructure and investment and the department of housing to ensure the percentage of housing required through legislation be made available and occupied by those individuals that is specified in
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that particular legislation. >> commissioner: i have to ask you to wrap it up. we have a three-minute limit. >> okay. when you spoke with the homelessness, the mayor's office of housing and community development hasn't extend the funding made available and extended the money towards homelessness. there's money there and more than willing to work with anyone from the police department or commissioner for oversight or one who holds those entities account and for the people in the community and for the people to realize the benefit they're entitled to and not just a bunch of smoke and talk. >> commissioner: okay. thank you.
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any other speakers? members who would like to speak? seeing none, public comment is closed. next agenda item. >> clerk: line item 4, adjournment action. >> commissioner: we have a motion. >> so moved. >> second. >> commissioner: all in favor of adjournment. >> aye. >> opposed. >> we are adjourned. thank you.
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>> okay. , here we go. hi, everyone. thank you for being here. i'm london breed, mayor of the city and county of san francisco i'm so excited to be here today to kick off birth month in san francisco. [applause] >> we are joined by the owners of the new will. thank you so much for opening up this incredible place which has 100% renewable energy. how exciting is that?
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[applause]. >> they are a participant in our green business program. they are super green it customers customers, anyone can be a super green customer for just a few more dollars a month. we are gathered here today because we know that climate change is real and one of the most pressing issues of our time it affects every person in every community all over the world. from the devastating forest fires throughout our estate to the historic flooding affecting our friends in the north, we know that climate change has real life and tragic consequences that will only get worse if we don't act. we know, unfortunately, we are not getting a lot of help these days to address issues around climate change from washington, d.c., which makes the work that we do locally and cities all over the world, even more important than ever. at last year's global climate action summit held right here in san francisco, i was proud to
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become the newest cochair of the sierra club mayor for 100% clean energy program. and at the summit, i doubled down on san francisco's commitment to using 100% renewable energy by 2050. those are really bold commitments, but in san francisco, over the years, we have built up all of our talk with a lot of action, and in the city, we work to power our businesses and our homes with renewable energy through our clean power s.f. program. i was so happy and excited to lead to those efforts when i served on the board of supervisors, and now, seeing the incredible progress that this program has made as mayor. provides cleaner, greener electricity at competitive rates and starting this month, we will begin the largest and last major enrolment of our clean power
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s.f. program. by the end of the earth month which starts today, we will have enrolled over 250,000 new customers. [cheers and applause] >> it will bring our grand total to 360,000 customers for our clean power s.f. program. [applause] some of those folks will be in our agreement programs which provide nearly 50% renewable energy, and other friends like here at the new will will choose to be model citizens by joining our super green program. thank you both so much. for just a few more dollars, as i said earlier, you can be a super green hero for the environment. [applause] when you combine all of these new residents and businesses
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being empowered by clean power s.f. with places like city hall, the airport, who already have 100% greenhouse gas, the city will meet its 80% of the electricity demand in san francisco. that's 80% of the city receiving clean, renewable energy from a local motility -- utility with public oversight. how amazing is that? no just as important, we are taking the revenue from the clean power s.f. program and reinvesting it into our communities, meaning more renewable energy projects in our city, and more well-paying jobs for san franciscans. we are already seeing the real-life impact of clean power s.f. and the positive benefits that everyone can realize because of programs like clean power s.f., i'm proud to announce that san francisco has
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reduced its greenhouse gas emissions 36 below 1990 levels. thirty 6%. [applause]. >> the most amazing part about that is we made a commitment to reduce it by 25%, and we have exceeded that. this reduction, i am losing my voice, excuse me. this reduction has exceeded -- [laughter] >> this reduction has exceeded expectations and it is happening even at the same time that the city's population has increased over 22%, and our economy has increased by at 160 6%. how amazing is that? you can be a global, incredible
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economically viable city and increase the population while still reducing greenhouse gas emissions. we have proven that you can do that. now we have accomplished so much , but we are just getting started. today we are launching san francisco's inaugural month of climate action during able because taking care of our planet is not just about signing up for clean power s.f. and other great policies, it is also during the great work to take care of our environments. the san francisco department of the environment has put together a website and volunteer opportunities and programs that will be taking place throughout the month of april. you can visit us online, or just go and google it. san francisco department of environment. this website will make
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participating in earth month activities more accessible to the public and help everyone get involved in some capacity and get excited about doing something about the environments let me tell you, it can be done. i have made a conscious effort to reduce the amount of trash by paying close attention to what i produce. i hardly empty anything in the black garbage can now because of composting, because of recycling , i mean, it is absolutely amazing what you can do when you make changes to how you get rid of waste. putting together a great earth month team has been a team effort, and i want to thank the leaders at the public utilities commission, and we know that some of our commissioners are here today, as well as i want to thank the department of
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environment for the work that they continue to do, and i also would like to thank the clean power s.f. director. thank you so much. and our commissioner, francesca, and i think others who were former commissioners but has worked really hard on the lot of this work. and of course, those individuals , and now i would like to turn over at the podium. thank you so much. i hope i'm saying your name right. but the fact is, they doing some great work and i am sorry i am butchering your name, but this incredible place, the new will, we are so grateful for their commitment to the environment by leading by example. come on up and tell us a little bit about the amazing work that you are doing right here. [applause] >> thank you.
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my name is karen. i am co-owner of the new wheel in san francisco and i wanted to first and foremost thank you for choosing to be here on this day. we are really, truly honored. and honored to be able to use this moment to tell you and to help share the vision for the way that we can take all of the thoughts about the importance of how we use our resources and the worries about our earth, and put them into action in ways that are really, really super meaningful. here at the new wheel, we are mission driven, but mission with lots of solutions, and that has been important to us the whole time. we know that electric bicycles change san francisco for san franciscans because they flatten
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this city. the city we know as a hilly place where you have to have a car to be able to get to school or go to work, or get to the gym that is no longer the case. you can get yourself in your suit, leave the house from anywhere, and get to work in good style on an electric bike. best of all, commuting for two weeks, you will use the same amount of power as you would taking a ten minute hot shower. that means that when you sign up to be a super green customer, you are using that 100% renewable cleaner power and the cleanest way you possibly can to get from point a to point b and you will have a really good time doing it, so thank you for being here. we really are so optimistic about the future of san francisco and the future of our earth because we know that the choices that we make make a big difference. the decisions that we make make a big difference in our actions make a difference. thank you. i would like to introduce -- did
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i get your name wrong, too. [laughter] >> no worries. >> it is a trend. >> hi there. [laughter] and my tradition, we are taught to respect and revere mother earth. we learned that water and earth are sacred, and we learned we must do whatever we can to reduce our impact on the earth. that is why i was enthusiastic when i heard about becoming a super green power of power s.f., a super green customer of clean power s.f. that's why i signed up my household before the major rollout. this is also why i'm proud to live in a city that leads the nation and providing renewable energy for customers. the policy choices that we make not only aligned with my values, it also -- they also help to address environmental injustices that have been created by our
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antiquated power system. san francisco's push for 100% renewable energy not only improves our environment but improves the health and quality of life of residents in san francisco and i hope others take a step to do what they can to sign up, by upgrading to become super green customers of clean power s.f. to continue that downward trend of emissions that the mayor spoke about. thank you. [applause] >> all right. make sure you sign up for our super green program at your earliest convenience. thank you all so much for being here, thank you to our customers and those who are taking the extra step for being super green heroes for the environments. this is a few of the things that we are doing in san francisco. there's so much more work that we know needs to be done, not just in our city, but with cities all over the world. if we are going to make sure
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that we protect the environment, and our planet for generations to come, and it starts with s. thank you all so much for being here and for being heroes for the environment. [cheers and applause] >> providing excellent customer service to each other so that we can succeed together.
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because we're a small division out here, and we're separated from the rest of the p.u.c., a lot of people wear a lot of different hats. everyone is really adept not just at their own job assigned to them, but really understanding how their job relates to the other functions, and then, how they can work together with other functions in the organization to solve those problems and meet our core mission. >> we procure, track, and store materials and supplies for the project here. our real goal is to provide the best materials, services and supplies to the 250 people that work here at hetch hetchy, and turn, that supports everyone here in the city. i have a very small, but very efficient and effective team. we really focus hard on doing things right, and then focus on doing the right thing, that benefits everyone. >> the accounting team has several different functions. what happens is because we're so remote out here, we have
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small groups of people that have to do what the equivalent are of many people in the city. out here, our accounting team handles everything. they love it, they know it inside out, they cherish it, they do their best to make the system work at its most efficient. they work for ways to improve it all the time, and that's really an amazing thing. this is really unique because it's everybody across the board. they're invested it, and they do their best for it. >> they're a pretty dynamic team, actually. the warehouse team guys, and the gals over in accounting work very well together. i'm typically in engineering, so i don't work with them all day on an every day basis. so when i do, they've included me in their team and treated me as part of the family. it's pretty amazing. >> this team really
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understanding the mission of the organization and our responsibilities to deliver water and power, and the team also understands that in order to do that, we have a commitment to each other, so we're all committed to the success of the organization, and that means providing excellent customer service to each other so that we can succeed >> you know i've always wanted to do this job that drives my parents crazy we want to help
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people i wasn't i did not think twice about that. >> i currently work as cadet inform the san francisco sheriff's department i've been surprised 0 work within criminal justice system field i had an opportunity to grow within that career path. >> as i got into the department and through the years of problems and everything else that means a lot i can represent women and in order to make that change how people view us as a very important part of the vice president you have topanga you have to the first foot chase through the fight are you cable of getting that person whether large or small into captivity that is the test at times. >> as an agent worked undercover and prevent external and internal loss to the company
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it was basically like detective work but through the company from that experience and the people that i worked around law enforcement that gave me an action when i came to be a cadet i saw i was exploded to more people and the security he was able to build on that. >> unfortunately, we have a lot of women retire to recruiting right now is critical for us we gotten too low faster the percentage of women in the department and us connecting with the community trying to get people to realize this job is definitely for them our community relations group is out attempt all the time. >> in other words, to grow in the fields he capitalized any education and got my bachelors
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degree so i can current work at city hall i provide security for the front of the building and people are entering entering but within any security or control within the building and checking personal bags is having a awareness of the surrounded. >> there is so month people the brunet of breaking into this career that was every for easier for me had an on the with an before he cleared the path for laugh us. >> my people he actually looking at lucid up to poem like he joe and kim and merit made they're on the streets working redondo hard their cable of doing this job and textbook took the time to bring us along. >> women have going after their goals and departments line
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the san francisco sheriff's department provide a lot of training tools and inspiring you to go into the department. >> they gave me any work ethics she spider me to do whatever he wanted to do and work hard at the intersection. >> if you're going to make change you have to be part of change and becoming law enforcement i wanted to show women could do this job it is hard not easy. >> finds something our compassion about and follow roll models and the gets the necessary skeletals to get to that goal with education and sprirmz whatever gets you there. >> if this is what you want to do dream big and actually do what you desire to do and you
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>> my name is andrea, i work as a coordinator for the city attorney's office in san francisco. a lot of it is working with the public and trying to address their public records request and trying to get the information for their office. i double majored in political science and always tried to combine both of those majors. i ended up doing a combination of doing a lot of communication for government. i thought it would connect both of my studies and what was i was interested in and show case some of the work that government is doing.
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>> i work for the transportation agency known as muni and i'm a senior work supervisor. >> i first started as a non-profit and came to san francisco and started to work and i realized i needed to work with people. this opportunity came up by way of an executive fellowship. they had a program at mta to work in workforce development type project and i definitely jumped on that. i didn't know this was something that i wanted to do. all i knew is that i wanted to help people and i wanted to empower others. >> the environment that i grew up that a lot of women were just stay-at-home moms. it wasn't that they didn't have work, but it was cheaper to stay home and watch the kids instead of
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paying pricey day care centers. >> my mom came from el salvador during the civil war. she worked very hard. when she came here and limited in english, she had to do a service job. when i was born and she had other kids, it was difficult for her to work because it was more expensive for her to be able to continue to work in a job that didn't pay well instead of staying at home and being able to take care of us. >> there isn't much support or advocacy for black women to come in and help them do their jobs. there also aren't very many role models and it can be very intimidating and sometimes you feel uncomfortable and unsure of yourself and those are the reasons exactly why you need to do it.
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when i first had the opportunity, i thought that's not for me. my previous role was a project manager for a biotech start up. i thought how do i go from technology to working in government. thinking i didn't know about my skills, how am i going to fit in and doing that kind of work. thinking you have to know everything is not what people expect have you, but they expect you to ask questions when you don't know and that's important. >> my mom was diagnosed with cancer. that was really difficult. she encouraged me to go to school because in case anything happened i would be able to protect myself. i wanted to be in oncology. i thought going to school it would set me for the trajectory and prepare me for my life. >> we need the hardships to
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some of the things that are going to ultimately be your strength in the future. there is no way to map that out and no way to tell those things. you have to do things on your own and you have to experience and figure out life. >> you don't have to know what you are going to do for the rest of your life when you are in college or high school because there are so many things to do. i would encourage you to try to do everything that you are remotely interested. it's the best time to do it. being a young woman with so many opportunities, just go for it and try everything.