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and her predecessor. it is a long hall. during tha whole period things didn't get better, traffic picked up. it was an increasing hurdle for us. supervisor stephanie mentioned andrew who has been tire less working on this project. i think he has what makes sense. it will free up the neighborhood, not just the street. our group that we represent, everyone lives on the street and on montclaire, the whole area is affected by the congestion in the summertime. it goes four blocks each way in terms of traffic jam. this will help. it is really the start. it is half of the hurdle that we have. the other hurdle is to get
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control over the pedestrian traffic in the future. this is the first start. gosh, i am really excited we are at this point. as supervisor stephanie said. it is a pilot program. we want to see where it will go. we have unbelievable support. the paper said the support is mixed. at the town hall meeting two months ago it was over whole manying. two people spoke against it and one was a tour bus guide. the support is strong behind this. we are excited this day has come, and we look forward to seeing where this goes. thank you. >> thank you. you have heard some of the reasons why we are all working together to do this while we want to treasure to be seen from people around the world and visitors, we also want to be able to make sure the
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neighborhood is liveable for the people who do live here. again, i want to thank the supervisors and stca for great work. are there questions? >> can you address the full aspect, where the money will go? >> the city and county need legislative authority from the state. it needs to go through legislative approval and signed by the governor. that process will go through its process. our timeframe is we have until mid-september to get our bills to the governor's desk. he has until mid-october to sign them. >> it is up to the board of supervisors. >> basically the fee will be used to operate the system and
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for any safety measures in the area and for our ambassador program. >> we haven't decided but we are looking at around $5 for the price point. the board of supervisors are commissioners on the transportation authority. we would advance the proposal after we get state approval. >> do you know how much money that would generate? >> we are still studying the cost. it could generate a couple million dollars a year to cover the cost of the reservation system and supporting measures. the ambassador, perhaps even paid off-duty officers. >> would that go back to the city or to the neighborhood? >> i believe the idea is to fund the program. whoever the board or city would choose to implement the program would have that to add more the program -- to ad to administer e
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program. >> we are not looking at a physical gate. we are looking at license plate readers as a form of being able to either read the license that is going down that has the reservation. we are not looking at putting any physical structure here. >> i noticed it is a pilot program. is there any evidence this will reduce traffic if traffic is the concern? >> absolutely. that is why we are doing it. muir woods is an example of that. we have been studying this for years. after not nailing this we have tried so many different things. asking questions for months. >> 20% reduction? define it? >> sure. right now we see a focus of 45 minute wait on any given day.
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that spin of the congestion can go 10 hours on a weekday. that is to reduce that from three blocks to the first block before you head down the crooked street. not only in the woods we see it in a lot of different venues, museums, the anne frank house in europe. you see venues popular using this method to manage the dema demand. >> people that don't know there is a fee and end up turning and trying to find parking. >> we are already talking with sf travel and the various folks in the tourism industry to make sure folks would understand this is how you make the reservation. we would have paid staff in the initial pilot for the customer
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service for a good experience. if you didn't have a reservation you would be advised where there is a reservation available and we would help you on the spot. >> a campaign to reach people from all different countries around the world? >> absolutely, sam. we had a similar situation where the north parking lot on the golden gate bridge. the golden gate bridge is probably the only thing more famous. that north parking lot is now closed for a number of weekends only open to to your buses. the bridge authority runs that and work with sf travel and do signage to make sure residents have known that. part was to relieve congestion. what happened is people would get to the north parking lot. it would create congestion all the way through the park up 19th
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avenue. i live a block from 19th avenue. the cue would go all the way down there. that is how much congestion that would cause for people waiting for the parking lot on a summer day. it can work with proper outreach and information. with the internet it is easier to get information out to people coming. other questions? >> what opposition do you anticipate? >> we don't anticipate opposition. the discussion is trying to ensure the neighborhood and residents have a robust discussion to find exactly the right fee as well as the right thing to do for the neighborhood. >> an issue regarding congestion
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and safety. is far for car break-ins? what are the safety issues you are looking at. >> first of all, pedestrian safety. you can look around you and see this is a situation that with cars and pedestrians that could, you know, could end up in a fatality or injury. we want to make sure we have the right amount of parking control officers and police to make sure everyone is taken care of. >> do you have examples of people hurt here? >> definitely. we can have greg speak to that. the car break in is why we have had police officers here to make sure that tourists are taken care of. they don't realize they can't leave things in cars. we are beefing up security. >> in terms of safety, i have lived here 22 years it is a good
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record, to be honest. there are about four major accidents, cars flip over. there has been one little girl pinned between the wall and car, broke her leg and some other things. there has been no deaths that i know of. the crime situation has picked up dramatically. it is one of the worst part of the city because of car break-ins because of the tourists. what we are going to do here, i think, will help. >> thank you for coming. we appreciate it. ♪
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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
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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 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.
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>> 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 on the streets you like. hi, i' doing a special series about staying safe. let's look at issues of water and sewer. we
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are here at the san francisco urban center on mission street in san francisco and i'm joined today by marrielen from puc and talk about water and sewer issues. what are things we should be concerned about water. >> you want to be prepared for that scenario and the recommendation is to have stored 1 gallon per person per day that you are out of water. we recommend that you have at least 3-5 days for each person and also keep in consideration storage needs for your pets and think about the size of your pets and how much water they consume. >> the storage which is using tap water which you are going to encourage. >> right. of course at the puc we recommend that you store our wonderful delicious tap water. it's free. it comes out of the
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tap and you can store it in any plastic container, a clean plastic container for up to 6 months. so find a container, fill it with water and label it and rotate it out. i use it to water my garden. >> of course everyone has plastic bottles which we are not really promoting but it is a common way to store it. >> yes. it's an easy way to pick up bottles to store it. just make sure you check the label. this one says june 2013. so convenient you have an end date on it. >> and there are other places where people have water stored in their houses. >> sure. if you have a water heater or access to the water heater to your house, you can drink that water and you can also drink the water that the in the tank of your toilet. ;
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not the bowl but in your tank. in any case if you are not totally sure about the age of your water or if you are not sure about it being totally clean, you can treat your water at home. there is two ways that you can treat your water at home and one is to use basic household bleach. the recommendation is 8 drops of bleach for ever gallon of water. you add 8 drops of bleach into the water and it needs to sit for 30 minutes. the other option is to boil water. you need to boil water for 5-10 minutes. after an earthquake that may not be an option as gas maybe turned off and we may not have power. the other thing is that puc will provide information as quickly as possible about recommendations about whether
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the water is okay to drink or need to treat it. we have a number of twice get information from the puc through twitter and facebook and our website sf >> people should not drink water from pools or spas. but they could use it to flush their toilets if their source are not broken. let's look at those issues. >> sanitation is another issue and something people don't usually or like to think about it but it's the reality. very likely that without water you can't flush and the sewer system can be impeded or affected during an earthquake. you need to think about sanitation. the options are simple. we recommend a set up if you are able to stay in your building or house to make sure that you have heavy duty trash bags available. you can set
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this up within your existing toilet bowl and once it's used. you take a little bit of our bleach. we talked about it earlier from the water. you seal the bag completely. you make sure you mark the bag as human waste and set it aside and wait for instruction about how to dispose of it. be very aware of cleanliness and make sure you have wipes so folks are able to wash up when dealing with the sanitation issue. >> thank you so much, . >> let's get this party started. welcome to the golden gate park
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tennis center. good morning. i am phil ginsburg the manager of the san francisco recreation and parks department. it is my pleasure to welcome you here. you would think the bryan brothers answer arena were red -- serena were ready to play. this place has a buzz thanks to champions of tennis, golden gate park, our city. this facility is going to undergo a $27 million renovation starting almost today. it will transform this 125-year-old site, yes, we have been playing tennis since the 1890s. they have hosted billie jean king.
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so many more. this place is called the cradle of champions. one champion who i want to focus on is alice marble. an outspoken advocate for de segregation of american tennis. de segregation of this court came to the first african-american player to compete in the grand slam event in 1950. the tennis community continues to grow and she played here. [applause.] when we opened the doors on the lisa and doug goldman tennis center in late 2020, our department is going to continue to strive to provide more opportunities for active play, to continue to encourage the next generation so that they can become the next serena williams
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while providing more diverse recreation activities for everyone. thank you. when the new facility opens there is going to be an awesome mural in the new clubhouse which i will talk about in a second. it will say two simple words that will forever and will connect san francisco to the sport of tennis. those words are love all. [applause.] this new facility will have an expanded clubhouse with a play player's lounge, recroom and kitchen. lights to add 20,000 hours of play, a beautiful garden for socializing, watching the sport, relaxing, and this will be the future home of the tennis learning center program. some of our kids and staff are
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represented here with the mayor, which is our youth development program that provides tutoring, tennis instruction and youth development for our kids. this center will build a diverse range of players for the future from tennis to the growing sport of pickleball. and to the age-old we play the support of ping-pong. this project, this was the little engine that could. we weren't sure always we would get there but we got here. this project might just be 10 years old at least. i am going to introduce our mayor who had the privilege of working on this when she was supervisor. she has been a steadfast champion of this project, of parks in general, and most importantly, of making sure all of our kids have the opportunity
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to thrive both in the classroom and on the court. ladies and gentlemen, our mayor, london breed. (applause). >> mayor breed: the truth is i am not good at tennis. i am not great at ping-pong. i didn't know what pickleball was until i sponsored the legislation on the board of supervisors for this incredible project. the fact is when i was a kid growing up in san francisco i had access to our parks, and we had a tennis court, we had ping-pong in the rec center, we had basketball, incredible playgrounds, we were so lucky to walk across the street in the summer and participate in the free lunch program. because of this tremendous amount of support that we get from our recreation and parks department in san francisco, we
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provide an opportunity for young kids, for seniors, for communities to grow and thrive and enjoy the outdoors in such an incredible way. we do this not just with city resources, we do this because so many incredible people like the folks here today contribute financially to make projects like this incredible project a reality for those in san francisco. i am so excited what this will do to change lives all over the city. the thing that i want to highlight with the work that is going to be done with so many young people is the opportunity to provide transportation to this tennis center so that young kids like the ones behind me can have access to a world renowned center in our city right here in golden gate park. this is made possible, yes,
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because the genre russ voters here -- voters support the park fund and we make every dollar count. to get the projects done faster, we rely on the support of contributors. mr. toby is here. he is an incredible contributor to this project. i want to acknowledge him and his family foundation and the incredible support of lisa and doug goldman who continue to support mr. and mrs. goldman who continue to support incredible projects all over the city.