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workload and made our best estimate. here are some pictures. the first two are of phase one parks that are built out there that you can go see right now, the second building is a rendering of the candle six center, it is just illustrative and we will come before you with much more detail about that, and then the last picture is building 101. with that, those are all the items i have for shipyard. >> good afternoon, commissioners i'm elizabeth, senior development specialist with the housing division, and i'm here today to talk about the housing budget and work plan for fiscal year 19-20. the total fiscal year 19-20 housing budget is 288.1 million.
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this project here is phase four, so just a shout out for that. [laughter]. >> our total fiscal year housing budget is $280.1 million. as a point of reference, the fiscal year 18-19 budget was $355.6 million, and the lower amount is due in large part to the pause we discussed earlier on our two large candlestick point projects. 19-20 housing includes five main budget expense categories. new affordable housing loans, and that will be two new construction and four new predevelopment loans consisting of $90.9 million, existing affordable housing loans, consisting of eight existing loans to -- for construction and for predevelopment loans that
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were continuing to funds that were approved in previous years. excess development proceeds consisting of approximately $5.9 million, these funds are your repayments on our hunter charge of you phase two alone. the obligation is complete. we are providing these funds to the mayor's office of housing and community development to help fund the remaining phases, and then we have future housing development funding for future housing loans, and other housing activities which covers the staffing cost of about $1.7 million to carry out the work plan we are discussing today. here is more detail on the $98.9 million of new loans. 83.3 million will be for two new construction loans, one at hunter charge of point shipyard, at the other at mission bay south block nine. these are projects that you have already proved predevelopment loans for. and another $14.1 million for
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four new predevelopment loans the shipyard phase one mission bay and transbay. also, there's a possibility we may need to increase our phase four loan due to decreased rental subsidy from the housing authority. we have included a little bit of funding in there for that. a little more detail here on the $67.2 million of funding for existing loans, including eight projects completing construction and in predevelopment. these are all projects with approved funding and we are just spending down those funds. this is -- and this slide, you can see the candlestick .10 a remaining predevelopment budget, but there is no construction gap loans projected for this fiscal year. here are some project highlights from all those loans. the top picture is mission bay
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south block six west. it is an existing project which is about to start construction, so we'll be spending down the construction loan during this period. this project is 152 units of family rental and includes 38 units set aside for relocating people from the whole s.f. sunnydale and potrero projects. for new loans, on the bottom, you can see hunter charge of point shipyard block 52 and 54 which is in predevelopment, and we expect to bring the construction loan for approval likely towards the ends end of the fiscal year. that project is 112 units of family rental housing. mission bay block nine is in predevelopment with an anticipated approval request for construction loan during the fiscal year. that one is 141 units of supported housing for formerly homeless people. finally, i would like to introduce our housing team which makes this all happen. jeff wait is on vacation this week, so this is why i am
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presenting this item. here today are pam simms and kimberley. you heard from them both earlier , and not here are any wong and jane who are back in the office working hard closing mission bay south block so we can start construction, and then me rounding out the team. thank you. >> i will just provide an overview of our community development and workforce budgets. it is a total of $2.8 million. the majority of this will be spent on grants for community-based organizations in the shipyard. this includes funding for the scholarship fund, or hub, neighborhood building fund, readiness and amongst others. we also have $0.4 million for workforce of element services. that largely reflects work orders with oewd for city built and workforce compliance and we have a fund balance and
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$0.7 million which are funds that are not encumbered to any particular problem in 19-20. raymond lee, our contract compliance manager will come up and speak about his work. >> do i need to pause? i need to pause because we lost a quorum. >> the commission has reconvened >> good afternoon. i'm the contract compliance supervisor. what i would like to do is talk
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to a little bit about our plan for the upcoming fiscal year, which is essentially to support the project managers, their staff, and the projects themselves, but certainly we couldn't do it without the help of our team. i would like to introduce you to our team. behind me is george bridges, and also maria, we do have a vacancy in the division, which we are actively recruiting. would come before a choice you twice year to provide a semiannual report. what i thought might be helpful is to provide you an overview of what has taken place with the oci resolution. since 2012, over $5 billion has been awarded by the agency, which we have monitored. one point for of that -- went by
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4 billion has gone to small businesses, benefiting up to 990 plus businesses. we are -- embedded within that mount -- amount, or 800,000 that have gone towards san francisco businesses, 800 million, roughly 55% of our awards have gone to san francisco businesses, and about 750, a little over 750 have gone to minority and female owned businesses constituting about 15% as well. some of the accomplishments that have been achieved for this current fiscal year, roughly 26% is anticipated for this fiscal year as we come before you again in july and august of this period. that is what we are anticipating about 57 or $52 million. in terms of construction, over
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10,900 workers have worked on our project just this past fiscal period. that constitutes over 3.6 million hours, and close to $2 million in wages. one thing that was a good accomplishments this past year was under the chase project, over 75, and we are to anticipating close to 100 residents being sponsored into the trade unions with this fiscal period. i mentioned briefly about our work program moving forward, which is to support our pms and our project staff and their projects. one thing we are undertaking this current fiscal year and continuing the next fiscal year as is a capacity study a small businesses, certainly that anticipates to drive our decision in terms of looking at possible set-asides or things of that nature for small businesses
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, with respect to the capacity to perform, with that said, thank you. >> thank you. >> i'm with the development services division. in addition to the work in the major projects area with the development services team supports and that work is rolled up into the budget slide, -- can you hear me okay. >> barely. >> i will get really close to the mic. there you go. i'm with the real estate development services division. the development services team supports the work and the major project areas and in addition, we are charged with administering and winding down the work outside the major approved project areas, so i'll just speak to that workplan, which in 19-20 includes the
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administration of the 706 mission project. we have an agreement with the millennium developer, that also includes the grant agreement with the mexican museum for the tenant improvements in the 706 mission project. so sorry. we are also overseeing the wind down of the hunter charge of you phase two. we have some excess loan proceeds that will be returned, eligible for their use, and then we continue with the disposition of assets under the agency's long-term property management plan and that includes loans and assets. in 18-19, we are working on the transfer of our properties in south beach to the port, and continuing with loan assignments
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and transfers of housing assets to the marriage object office of housing, and finally winds down under the pmp. developing services team includes a senior developer and specialist who is working right now on the closing of our transaction with the port, and maria who is also a senior develop specialist and our newest member, page. with that, i will turn it back over to nina to talk about finance. >> our debt program is $109.5 million. the majority of this is for debt service payments on our tax allocation bonds. we have about 20 bonds
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outstanding. we also have the debt service on our nonbonds which include or wholesale tax bond and the low moderate income housing fund, and we have other debt which includes the cause of issuance for two new bond issuances. so we have $25.3 million planned for a housing bonds, and this would fund housing units in the shipyard. we have $15.3 million for an infrastructure reimbursement bond, so the total is 40.6 in--- in 19-20. our operations budget is $18.7 million, and we'll find the majority of this with property tax and developer fees. the bond proceeds will fond of staff time required to issue the bonds.
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of the $18.7 million, 9.3 of it is for our existing staff salaries and benefits. we have 55 positions. and we have 3.9 million in return of obligations and five-point 4 million in nonlabour costs. of that five-point 14 nonlabour cost, the majority of it is work orders with city departments. the rest of it includes professional services, software licensing fees, insurance, and legal services. more detail on the work orders for city departments, the majority of it is with mocd for affordable housing services. we also have a work order with the city administrator for rent, we have funds for our audit accounting services and workforce development, i.t., and $50,000 for the city attorney's
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office. so this is just a summary of our budget by our cost center. the total is $641.1 million. you can see the different project areas laid out here and the projects encompass the operations, and just note that these figures in here incorporate the affordable housing and staffing cost into the different projects so we had a couple questions from the workshop in january that we wanted to spend some time addressing right now. commissioners had a question regarding our outstanding bond portfolio. it was a little less than $900 million with interest rates ranging from 1.628. 4%, regarding the two new bond issuances that we have planned for next year, those rates will depend on market conditions at the time that we do and we estimated between four and 7%.
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regarding our tjpa pledged, this is governed by 2008 tax bill proceeds budget agreement is the city and that tjpa. it commits tax increment revenue from the partisans to the salesforce transit center estimated to be $8.6 million for 19-20. i mentioned we had $50,000 in work orders with the city attorneys in our operations budget. we have an additional $522,000 in the shipyard for a total of $572,000 with the city attorney. and monica will provide an update on our website. >> good afternoon, commissioners my name is monica, i am the h.r. administrator services manager for oci i.
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i want to give you a brief update on our new website. as you can see, this is a screenshot of our current website, as you can see, you know, as you are all experienced , it is a very text heavy, not a user-friendly site, so that was last summer. the commission approved a contract with lowercase production to begin our website development. since that time, we have undergone what i would call an excavation of the site. we did a total audit of the site , a part of that analysis came out that our sight had over 55 -- 5500 webpages, hundreds of those pages were tied to a single p.d.f. hundreds of those pages were tied to broken links, so clearly
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we had some work to do to make it a better site, we have also done an external survey to the public, to the commissioners themselves, at an external survey with staff to see how we can make the site better, and how we can make it a better user interface, more dynamic interface, from that we got to what we are calling the information infrastructure, the way i can explain that in a way is this served as infrastructure that our site will be built upon , to one of the things that came out from the survey is our contractors enter agencies took a long time for them to get to our beds, so we want to elevate that. we want to elevate how our
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r.f.p. bids and rf cues are elevated. that is going to rise up to our interface so people can find that more easily, we have also wanted to break out and add an investor -- and add investor relations sites because there's lots of due diligence. we are managing a lot of money, as this budget is showing, his we want to elevate that and bring it up, from this level, this drives what our site will be, and some of the subcategories really built -- we will be building upon. we are now getting to the fun stuff. we'll be going into visual design, so this next page kind of shows you where we want to go from lowercase work with public works, and so as you see, we are moving from text to more visual interface. we definitely want to encourage more maps, interactive maps that
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show where our projects are. i want to build off something that pam had in her presentation about the pipeline. it might be something that is very useful to have on our site, we also heard from you all and from our staff about connection to the dahlia site, so that will be part of the interface and we'll have a link. we are serving the community to know where the housing projects are, and have some housing pipeline like where we are and how we as an agency or contributing to the pipeline for the mayor's goal. there's a lot of what we will be doing. in the next few months, we happily will have cases building out different visual styles that will be working with our team to kinda figure out where we want to go, like where do we
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anticipate having services on-site for the residents. >> and you will be overseeing to make sure that comes aboard with them and staff is accommodated
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as well as the renters? >> absolutely. as you know, we are in the predevelopment phase now, so as we get closer to lease up, and was a project is leased up, you will continue to be monitored. there will always be someone watching and ensuring their services being provided on-site. we are just in the beginning of the development process of those budgets. when we come back before you with the construction loan twice in here, will have more detail will look like some of the things that i have heard that is happening is that some tenants have been put out of the housing , and there was no support for them, and the process of getting them out was
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not done an appropriate way so that they could receive support. >> at this project, which i think is a different situation than that one, both the developers will make up the limited partnership, mccormick and salazar, they will be working very closely with the property manager, so they will be ensuring that any evictions that happen are following a process and folks will have every opportunity before that comes to pass on a know that is very near and dear to, davis' heart and she will have staff on-site to ensure that is what happens. >> so who oversees the eviction process? how does that happen? >> the eviction process -- the
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owner is ultimately responsible for anything that happens as far as our agreement, so they hire a property manager but the oversee the property manager in our initial approvals, we would view their house rules, we would look at the qualifications for the site, the reasons they may evict outside of the obvious nonpayment of rent to make sure that they are reasonable and not excessive. >> okay. thank you. >> sure. >> you have to put the mic on. >> so there would be evictions and we would have transferred the asset to the mayor's office of housing and community development. as you know, we are obligated to build the affordable housing, but once it is complete, it must be transferred to the city, to
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the city would have the ultimate oversight over the property management from a governmental perspective of those affordable housing projects that we build and deliver to the city. >> thank you. additional questions, scott? >> no. >> we have this housing bond from the 5 million, and the infrastructure is 15 million, how much interest do we pay for that? [indiscernible].
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>> i'm sorry i missed the first part of your question. >> slide 35. >> yes. >> regarding the current bond program? >> yeah. >> we have less than $900 million outstanding at the interest rates that you see here that was dependent on when the bonds were issued, so with the 19-20 issuances, that will depend on the market conditions. we do expect the tax-exempt bonds to be on the lower end on the taxable would be around seven. >> and how much is the tax bond in this? >> the tax-exempt bond is the $50 million on slide 35. >> and how much interest, do you
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>> that we estimate to be around for. >> around 4%. >> oh. thank you. >> yes. >> okay. yes. i have a couple of questions, so let's start with slide 11, the reference to public art fees. i just want to be refreshed. the developer pays those fees? >> yes, the developer has the option to build 1% of art on site. usually what happens is the developer will build on sight but at the end of the day they don't spend enough money building the art so there is a small difference between what they own and what they have built, and those funds get collected as well. >> when that happens, in terms of the selection of art, that is
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the commission decision. >> the plan right now is we work with the arts commission and have them run the program, i think they would run the program and then they would put together a group that would do the art selection, of which we would have one person on the board on their selection committee would be in the hands of the art commission, but we would have one representative on the selection commission. >> that's interesting. >> we are in the negotiating phase, that is the what their normal framework is. >> the reason -- the reason i raise it is because when i was general counsel to s.f.o. and they were building out the now three billion-dollar terminal then, which is a national terminal, there was an airport arts commission subcommittee, so
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the airport commission and the arts commission, you know, basically had joint jurisdiction , if you will, and many are commission would the outreach committee would come up with, you know, framework, if you will because of course, it is the terminal, so what would fit within the terminal, the size of the walls, that kind of stuff. ultimately the airport commission would do the final commission that was, in some ways a chair or managed by the arts commission but presented ultimately to the airport commission, so that assisted in ensuring that there are commission facilities. so i was just asking the question so we can think about that little bit more. >> definitely, more negotiating. >> alrighty, that was my question, another question that
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is a little bit frivolous, on transbay, why is it always a beer garden, why can't we have a wind garden or a tequila garden, you know,. >> i think we like to refer to it as a beer garden, simply because it sounds fun and we want to encourage fun in the park, by all technicality and the plan, it doesn't say beer garden, it references it as a concession area. we will serve food there, you should be able to get a beer or some other form of alcoholic beverage but you don't have to, so if we saw just call it a tequila garden, that might be fun. >> i might be first in line okay
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so i have a hope s.f. rent subsidy question, because i'm not sure i am understanding exactly, i believe there was a reference to one of the presentations that in the budget there was a shoring up because of lack of subsidies. >> that's right. and alice griffith phase four, the projected amount of project -based subsidy expected has reduced a bit to kind of reduce the burden that the housing authority currently has due to some of the issues they have had currently. so essentially their waterfall effective that is that the project may not be able to close this large of a permanent loan as we thought and we might increase our loan to make of the different so that the city doesn't have to take on that ongoing much higher rental subsidy obligation.
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mi making any sense here? >> we have a loan repayment. that loan is on our phase two loan. we are providing that repayment for housing and community development to continue funding hunter's view phases. >> i see. i guess in my mind, if there is money for one purpose, you know, i have the sense that there was a deficit on one end, and money available on the other end and i
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was gesturing to figure out whether we could bring the two together so there wouldn't be a deficit. >> the funds not coming in on hunter's view because there is still a large future gap on hunter's view. those are being provided to go into those future phases and they are not fully funded. >> and the funding comes from the federal government? >> for the hunter's view loan repayments? that is a repayment from the developer phase two based on cash flow to that project. they are required to repay that loan if they have the cash flow to repay it and they did, we're just providing that cash flow so they can remove finish off the remaining phases. >> okay. , all right, i'm almost done here so on slide 31, the
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reference to outside major approved projects, the work plan dispersed excess bond proceeds to housing successor, this is from the loan proceeds. this is what i thought we would get to, so there isn't more? okay. >> just checking. >> you're connecting the dots. >> i am connecting the dots. okay, let's see. on the operation slide, 55 positions, the same 55 in the existing budget. i heard mr. lisi we have an opening. so the opening that we have is pre-existing. >> yeah, the 55 includes the vacancies. >> and that vacancy was in that division?
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okay, all right, so there is no need, executive director, for additional positions? >> not at this time that takes care of all of my questions. i would like the website update, the tab therefore affordable housing applications, it will make it so much easier to refer people, and kudos to the public works webpage. i saw that before this, and i think it made public works look very nice. those are all my questions. any other questions by my commissioners? excellent job. absolutely, thank you so much. this is an amazing report and it demonstrates, i hope everyone goes home at a decent hour and everyone is not afraid of the
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job because of what is going on here. thank you so much. this is an item that does not require an action. madame secretary, please call the next item. >> the next order of business is item six, public comment on non agenda items. we have one speaker, oscar james . >> good afternoon, again. i know this is not on the agenda , but it is pertaining to homeless and housing and camp parking for people who are in the the bayview's hunters point. i spoke with our new supervisor shamann walton, and i brought up
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the idea of some properties, about 40 acres that is on griffin and thomas at the end where i was a little bitty boy. i used to rights to courses around there, but anyways, open space and it is right next to yosemite slough, and i would like for the agency to look at that particular property to have homeless housing put their, and also all street parking for campers and that type of thing. i know our mayor had talked about doing some homeless housing down on the embarcadero and the people got all upset and what have you, and i do believe each community should have places for homeless in their districts, but it is a large area that is on griffin, it is right next to the pump station that would house a lot of people , is about 30 or 40 acres and it is right next to the
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redeveloper and project, and i would like some to go down and look at that. i will talk about -- talk with supervisor walton on that. it is a need in our community. luckily, i got a home back in the sixties and what have you, so i'm not looking for a home, but there are a lot of people in the community that i grew up within the grammar school and what have you, and they never had the opportunity to buy a home, or not able to even rent because of the high cost of living in san francisco right now, so we need to look out for those who are more unfortunate than we are, thank you very much , everyone have a nice evening, it is good to see each and every one of you, god bless you all. >> thank you. >> no more speaker cards. >> thank you. next item, please.
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>> the next order of business is item seven, report of the chair. >> i do not have a report. >> the next order of business is item eight, report of the executive director. >> i do not have any, thank you. >> the next order of business is item nine, commissioner questions and matters. madam chair? >> my fellow commissioners, do you have any questions or matters? >> no. >> no. >> thank you. next item. >> the next order of business is item ten, closed session. there are no closed assessment items and the next order of business is item 11, adjournment >> permission from a fellow commissioners, i can adjourn. >> second. the meeting is adjourned at 3:1. thank you.
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>> i went through a lot of struggles in my life, and i am blessed to be part of this. i am familiar with what people are going through to relate and empathy and compassion to their struggle so they can see i came out of the struggle, it gives them hope to come up and do something positive. ♪ ♪ i am a community ambassador.
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we work a lot with homeless, visitors, a lot of people in the area. >> what i like doing is posting up at hotspots to let people see visibility. they ask you questions, ask you directions, they might have a question about what services are
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available. checking in, you guys. >> wellness check. we walk by to see any individual, you know may be sitting on the sidewalk, we make sure they are okay, alive. you never know. somebody might walk by and they are laying there for hours. you never know if they are alive. we let them know we are in the area and we are here to promote safety, and if they have somebody that is, you know, hanging around that they don't want to call the police on, they don't have to call the police. they can call us. we can direct them to the services they might need. >> we do the three one one to keep the city neighborhoods clean. there are people dumping, waste on the ground and needles on the ground. it is unsafe for children and
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adults to commute through the streets. when we see them we take a picture dispatch to 311. they give us a tracking number and they come later on to pick it up. we take pride. when we come back later in the day and we see the loose trash or debris is picked up it makes you feel good about what you are doing. >> it makes you feel did about escorting kids and having them feel safe walking to the play area and back. the stuff we do as ambassadors makes us feel proud to help keep the city clean, helping the residents. >> you can see the community ambassadors. i used to be on the streets. i didn't think i could become a community ambassador. it was too far out there for me to grab, you know.
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doing this job makes me feel good. because i came from where a lot of them are, homeless and on the street, i feel like i can give them hope because i was once there. i am not afraid to tell them i used to be here. i used to be like this, you know. i have compassion for people that are on the streets like the homeless and people that are caught up with their addiction because now, i feel like i can give them hope. it reminds you every day of where i used to be and where i am at now. >> okay.w. , 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.
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[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? [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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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]
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>> 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 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
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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 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.
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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 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
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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. 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
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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 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
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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 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.
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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 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
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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 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]