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own officer-involved shooting. they're all part of law enforcement. what i found curious here, very early on in the investigation, they shape the scene. they shape the investigation when they get there. that's not a good thing for the department. that doesn't build faith in the community that it's a real independent examination. when you get to that, talking to the attorney general, what are we going to do to remedy that. they say, -- [indiscernible] >> the issue you that you raise is one that's national. in terms of the reform recommendations, there are lot of very concrete recommendations that made to address those concerns. there's more timely and early on
notification. the m.o.u. was the first outcome to that. we have seen what seems to be good practice and frankly probably one of the leading organizations in terms of multiunit training relative to response to officer-involved shooting. there's always ongoing issues in terms of improvement and reform. the ability here, this is what we're seeing the chief discuss as well, within law enforcement, even since 2016, we'r we've seen significant change in terms what are the expectations. it is question of, we have black and white recommendation here that says why. in 2019, have ewith changed it? do we need what the recommendation is to make sure we're going forward? that's the continuous improvement. the value of cal d.o.j. at the
table. they can stand truly independent. the social issues that you're raising those are complicated. those take time. you create the policies, you create the standards and you create the expectations. frankly from what we've seen, when you have a very diverse highly educated police department here. being able to give them the standards and the guidance and leadership it bring it forward, brings that change. does it happen in a period of year and a half or two years? not likely. you can see measurable requirements and standards and policy and ability to accord not only the d.p.a. but this council and department to ensure those policies are being followed and bring that commitment they made to the community forward in a very transparent and documented way. >> last thing you want to say. for all these wonderful orders
we put in place and policy and training. we have done that. we have lot of that in place. one of the criticisms that we read, when it gets to the training part of it, some officers are told disregard everything you learned apt the academy, do as i say and do as i do. they continue to perpetuate the culture that's in place. how do we change that culture in a significant way? how do we stop that? the i think d.o.j. talked about some of the training officers. >> the standard is high. commission adopts policies and when officers are expected to train and follow the rules and they don't hold up to it, we do hold them accountable to that. we do. the standards are very high.
we don't compromise on that. somebody not following that and we find out about it, we will take the appropriate action. we do. >> vice president taylor: we want to know that. i have not heard anything to that effect in san francisco. if that's happening, the commission wants to hear about it. i would say that president hirsch have been part of this
these collaborative discussions and calls. lot of things are hardening to me. one of those things, we all felt strongly that d.p.a. should be part of the conversation. it's really helpful. cal d.o.j. is anything but rubber stamp. there are no rubber stamps on the policy. it really is a process of kind of rigorous discussion and testing of ideas. there's lot of work to do. from what we have seen, we have a lot of people from various kind of points of view having discussions about these policies. >> one last thing. can you tell us in couple of sentences, the report that's coming out in couple of weeks, what do you expect us to see
from that? >> i think what you're going to see is that the city and this department and the cal d.o.j. have really established a foundation that i think provides structure for reform for the department going forward. just as the vice president identified, coming into this, we weren't quite sure how all the new stakeholders were going to work out in this. what i can say, it's been your work. that is the department that commission, the d.p.a. and cal d.o.j., to really fashion an approach that's unique. you are the only major city that really kind of taking reform forward. i think this report will have some disappointment. all 272 recommendations have not been accomplished. there's something to look in that in terms of time. from june 2018 when we were
first hired until when this report comes out, framework, the structure, the working agreements and capacity to develop reform measure reform in addition to ongoing initiatives that executive director mcguire just talked about, shows that this city and this department is taking forward that original commitment from october 2016. >> president turman: thank you both. thank you to hilliard heintze. next item on the agenda. we're ready for public comment on item 2. what we just heard. good evening. >> greetings. i'm clifford and one of the american people i will be the highest authority in this room as government officials are server and magistrate the people. no offense to deborah, having the d.o.j. have relate recommens
for the sfpd what they should be doing is tantamount having a fox guard the hen house. you can't have a treasonous telling another treasonous body telling what to do. this time last year sfpd was a 9/19/11 co-conspirator. there are two others more recent. the recently it was announced that jamal truelove was awarded $13.1 million after six years of his life was wasted after being
framed by the san francisco police department. it should be called the san francisco domestic terrorist department. given there was a murder and someone was framed, that means the culprit the murder is still out there and one would be foolish not to suspect san francisco domestic department. that would bring skepticism of chief scott's report. i'm requiring all footage be made to the public immediately. also last thursday, the san francisco police department was involved in abducting a homeless woman called diamond, that's three strikes of treason and unlike the three strikes law, treason is one time offense where you're subject to capital punishment. i'm giving you orders and this you'll be in full compliance with as far as dealing with the public and treating them properly, i require that all the
police who are protecting 9/11 terrorist be arrested. >> president turman: thank you your time up. any other comment on item 2? >> good evening. i wasn't sure i would come down here. someone on board gave me a call. inpromise not to tell who it was. there's that military movie where the guy understands, the lawyer say, i want the truth. the guy says you can't handle the truth. that's because the truth is not meant to be handled. you understand it, abide by it or whatever. in this country, they say it's based on judeo and christian low. the fact is the 10 commandments never been followed. u.s. constitution has never been
the law of the land. we go back to the beginning. what are you really prepared to do? how serious are you about making these changes? you're not going to do it on earthly level. when they say god bless america, mary that we serve, never ending games. the power we have is the power of our heart. which is the power of christ. law enforcement is stuck in the middle of this crazy satanic riddle. they got a tough spot. i support law enforcement because they're a spiritual
entity just like the rest of the entities. when the master the wool and hair say how you doing, that was about the animals. >> president turman: any other public comment on item 2? >> this all looks great the powerpoint. i don't see any meat in what's happening here. i don't see anything how we doe they're not going to be texting and racist comments, i don't see how truelove's happen during this time. i want to who we're partnering with academia, who was partnering was not mentioned. you want to know about the body cameras turned on when gun is
drawn. also there's why are we seeking more police. i watched the police in this town. you have witnessed -- i saw a woman thrown against the wall. five cop cars jumped out and the officers said, would you please tell this woman stop yelling at me. they were hurting the woman. i like to see how we'll see the d.o.j. report that criticizes what was done. the report from the law office seems lacking to me any meat it will take a long time. why? it seems officers are told what to do and they supposed to obey in the system. why can't we get this happening now?
i want to know miserables too. i want to see real progress. i want the community -- community is not any happier about the police than they were when this started. this is all really pretty and polished. >> president turman: any other public comment. public comment is closed. next item. [agenda item read]
>> greetings again. i have more orders. along rest of the police involved with the framing of jamal truelove. yoni don't care in they don't ce if they're with sfpd. i'm requiring you arrest the key executives of the san francisco federal reserve bank. starting with mary c. da daly. next week, if she's here, then you will finally done your job for once and followed the orders of the people. if not, i will be requiring, this is an order from your superior. government officials are public
servants and magistrates of the people. i'm glad some of all think this is funny. this is serious. these are orders, this treason needs to stop. according to the law, article 3 section 3, the punishment for treason is campaign punishment. if you don't know what capital punishment is, that's execution. once again, i'm requiring the arrest of the police involved with the framing of jamal truelove, bless involved protecting 9/11 terrorist, cease and desist and stand down. that's an order. >> president turman: any other public comment? >> i would request that the
chief input into not going forth with tasers. i think i provided information from ted gunnerson about how there could be lot better ways to deal with those issues than to taser people. i want to talk to the public. i'll talk to the public that are non-law enforcement. those that are concerned with law enforcement, the reality is, they work for corporations. they took an oath of the constitution. i would suggest that you look up the constitution and invite one of them to come down and speak one day. the constitution is a beautiful document which never been the law of the land. those that would like it see law enforcement work for people for the first time ever, you got to provide a beautiful endeavor which is the 40-day strike
that's commanded from above and beyond to shut down the labor shut down the schools and get off the fence and stop paying mortgages and rent. we cannot expect changes while we're paying in the system that is not as we would wish. that's my share. we all get off the fence and don't pay rents for two months.
>> president turman: any other public comment? public comment is closed. next item. [agenda item read] >> president turman: any public comment on item 6 going into closed session? seeing none. public comment is closed. next item. vote whether we go into closed session. >> moved >> second. >> president turman: motion carries. >> we are back in open session.
i have been here at this facility since i moved here in november, and previous to that at the old facility. i was worried when we moved here that because this building is so much larger that i wouldn't see people every day. i would miss my personal interactions with the other employees, but that hasn't been the case. this building is very nice. we have lovely autopsy tables and i do get to go upstairs and down stairs several times a day to see everyone else i work with. we have a bond like any other group of employees that work for a specific agency in san francisco. we work closely on each case to determine the best cause of death, and we also interact with family members of the diseased. that brings us closer together also. >> i am an investigator two at the office of the chief until
examiner in san francisco. as an investigator here i investigate all manners of death that come through our jurisdiction. i go to the field interview police officers, detectives, family members, physicians, anyone who might be involved with the death. additionally i take any property with the deceased individual and take care and custody of that. i maintain the chain and custody for court purposes if that becomes an issue later and notify next of kin and make any additional follow up phone callsness with that particular death. i am dealing with people at the worst possible time in their lives delivering the worst news they could get. i work with the family to help them through the grieving process. >> i am ricky moore, a clerk at the san francisco medical examiner's office. i assist the pathology and
toxicology and investigative team around work close with the families, loved ones and funeral establishment. >> i started at the old facility. the building was old, vintage. we had issues with plumbing and things like that. i had a tiny desk. i feet very happy to be here in the new digs where i actually have room to do my work. >> i am sue pairing, the toxicologist supervisor. we test for alcohol, drugs and poisons and biological substances. i oversee all of the lab operations. the forensic operation here we perform the toxicology testing for the human performance and the case in the city of san francisco. we collect evidence at the scene. a woman was killed after a
robbery homicide, and the dna collected from the zip ties she was bound with ended up being a cold hit to the suspect. that was the only investigative link collecting the scene to the suspect. it is nice to get the feedback. we do a lot of work and you don't hear the result. once in a while you heard it had an impact on somebody. you can bring justice to what happened. we are able to take what we due to the next level. many of our counterparts in other states, cities or countries don't have the resources and don't have the beautiful building and the equipmentness to really advance what we are doing. >> sometimes we go to court. whoever is on call may be called out of the office to go to various portions of the city to
investigate suspicious deaths. we do whatever we can to get our job done. >> when we think that a case has a natural cause of death and it turns out to be another natural cause of death. unexpected findings are fun. >> i have a prior background in law enforcement. i was a police officer for 8 years. i handled homicides and suicides. i had been around death investigation type scenes. as a police officer we only handled minimal components then it was turned over to the coroner or the detective division. i am intrigued with those types of calls. i wondered why someone died. i have an extremely supportive family. older children say, mom, how was your day. i can give minor details and i
have an amazing spouse always willing to listen to any and all details of my day. without that it would be really hard to deal with the negative components of this job. >> being i am a native of san francisco and grew up in the community. i come across that a lot where i may know a loved one coming from the back way or a loved one seeking answers for their deceased. there are a lot of cases where i may feel affected by it. if from is a child involved or things like that. i try to not bring it home and not let it affect me. when i tell people i work at the medical examiners office. whawhat do you do? the autopsy? i deal with the a with the enou- with the administrative and the
families. >> most of the time work here is very enjoyable. >> after i started working with dead people, i had just gotten married and one night i woke up in a cold sweat. i thought there was somebody dead? my bed. i rolled over and poked the body. sure enough, it was my husband who grumbled and went back to sleep. this job does have lingering effects. in terms of why did you want to go into this? i loved science growing up but i didn't want to be a doctor and didn't want to be a pharmacist. the more i learned about forensics how interested i was of the perfect combination between applied science and criminal justice. if you are interested in finding out the facts and truth seeking to find out what happened, anybody interested in that has a
place in this field. >> being a woman we just need to go for it and don't let anyone fail you, you can't be. >> with regard to this position in comparison to crime dramas out there, i would say there might be some minor correlations. let's face it, we aren't hollywood, we are real world. yes we collect evidence. we want to preserve that. we are not scanning fingerprints in the field like a hollywood television show. >> families say thank you for what you do, for me that is extremely fulfilling. somebody has to do my job. if i can make a situation that is really negative for someone more positive, then i feel like i am doing the right thing for the city of san francisco.
we spoke with people regardless of what they are. that is when you see change. that is a lead vannin advantage. so law enforcement assistance diversion to work with individuals with nonviolent related of offenses to offer an alternative to an arrest and the county jail. >> we are seeing reduction in drug-related crimes in the pilot area. >> they have done the program for quite a while. they are successful in reducing the going to the county jail. >> this was a state grant that we applied for. the department is the main
administrator. it requires we work with multiple agencies. we have a community that includes the da, rapid transit police and san francisco sheriff's department and law enforcement agencies, public defender's office and adult probation to work together to look at the population that ends up in criminal justice and how they will not end up in jail. >> having partners in the nonprofit world and the public defender are critical to the success. we are beginning to succeed because we have that cooperation. >> agencies with very little connection are brought together at the same table. >> collaboration is good for the department. it gets us all working in the
same direction. these are complex issues we are dealing with. >> when you have systems as complicated as police and health and proation and jails and nonprofits it requires people to come to work together so everybody has to put their egos at the door. we have done it very, very well. >> the model of care where police, district attorney, public defenders are community-based organizations are all involved to worked towards the common goal. nobody wants to see drug users in jail. they want them to get the correct treatment they need. >> we are piloting lead in san francisco. close to civic center along market street, union plaza,
powell street and in the mission, 16th and mission. >> our goal in san francisco and in seattle is to work with individuals who are cycling in and out of criminal justice and are falling through the cracks and using this as intervention to address that population and the racial disparity we see. we want to focus on the mission in tender loan district. >> it goes to the partners that hired case managers to deal directly with the clients. case managers with referrals from the police or city agencies connect with the person to determine what their needs are and how we can best meet those needs. >> i have nobody, no friends, no resources, i am flat-out on my own.
i witnessed women getting beat, men getting beat. transgenders getting beat up. i saw people shot, stabbed. >> these are people that have had many visits to the county jail in san francisco or other institutions. we are trying to connect them with the resources they need in the community to break out of that cycle. >> all of the referrals are coming from the law enforcement agency. >> officers observe an offense. say you are using. it is found out you are in possession of drugs, that constituted a lead eligible defense. >> the officer would talk to the individual about participating in the program instead of being booked into the county jail. >> are you ever heard of the leads program. >> yes. >> are you part of the leads program? do you have a case worker? >> yes, i have a case manager.
>> when they have a contact with a possible lead referral, they give us a call. ideally we can meet them at the scene where the ticket is being issued. >> primarily what you are talking to are people under the influence of drugs but they will all be nonviolent. if they were violent they wouldn't qualify for lead. >> you think i am going to get arrested or maybe i will go to jail for something i just did because of the substance abuse issues i am dealing with. >> they would contact with the outreach worker. >> then glide shows up, you are not going to jail. we can take you. let's meet you where you are without telling you exactly what that is going to look like, let us help you and help you help yourself. >> bring them to the community assessment and services center
run by adult probation to have assessment with the department of public health staff to assess the treatment needs. it provides meals, groups, there are things happening that make it an open space they can access. they go through detailed assessment about their needs and how we can meet those needs. >> someone who would have entered the jail system or would have been arrested and book order the charge is diverted to social services. then from there instead of them going through that system, which hasn't shown itself to be an effective way to deal with people suffering from suable stance abuse issues they can be connected with case management. they can offer services based on their needs as individuals. >> one of the key things is our
approach is client centered. hall reduction is based around helping the client and meeting them where they are at in terms of what steps are you ready to take? >> we are not asking individuals to do anything specific at any point in time. it is a program based on whatever it takes and wherever it takes. we are going to them and working with them where they feel most comfortable in the community. >> it opens doors and they get access they wouldn't have had otherwise. >> supports them on their goals. we are not assigning goals working to come up with a plan what success looks like to them. >> because i have been in the field a lot i can offer different choices and let them decide which one they want to go down and help them on that path. >> it is all on you. we are here to guide you. we are not trying to force you to do what you want to do or
change your mind. it is you telling us how you want us to help you. >> it means a lot to the clients to know there is someone creative in the way we can assist them. >> they pick up the phone. it was a blessing to have them when i was on the streets. no matter what situation, what pay phone, cell phone, somebody else's phone by calling them they always answered. >> in office-based setting somebody at the reception desk and the clinician will not work for this population of drug users on the street. this has been helpful to see the outcome. >> we will pick you up, take you to the appointment, get you food on the way and make sure your needs are taken care of so you are not out in the cold. >> first to push me so i will not be afraid to ask for help
with the lead team. >> can we get you to use less and less so you can function and have a normal life, job, place to stay, be a functioning part of the community. it is all part of the home reduction model. you are using less and you are allowed to be a viable member of the society. this is an important question where lead will go from here. looking at the data so far and seeing the successes and we can build on that and as the department based on that where the investments need to go. >> if it is for five months. >> hopefully as final we will come up with a model that may help with all of the communities in the california. >> i want to go back to school to start my ged and go to
community clean. >> it can be somebody scaled out. that is the hope anyway. >> is a huge need in the city. depending on the need and the data we are getting we can definitely see an expansion. >> we all hope, obviously, the program is successful and we can implement it city wide. i think it will save the county millions of dollars in emergency services, police services, prosecuting services. more importantly, it will save lives.
as a society we've basically failed big portion of our population if you think about the basics of food, shelter safety a lot of people don't have any of those i'm mr. cookie can't speak for all the things but i know say, i have ideas how we can address the food issue. >> open the door and walk through that don't just stand looking out. >> as they grew up in in a how would that had access to good food and our parent cooked this is how you feed yours this is not happening in our country this is a huge pleasure i'm david one of the co-founder
so about four year ago we worked with the serviced and got to know the kid one of the things we figured out was that they didn't know how to cook. >> i heard about the cooking school through the larkin academy a. >> their noting no way to feed themselves so they're eating a lot of fast food and i usually eat whatever safeway is near my home a lot of hot food i was excited that i was eating lunch enough instead of what and eat. >> as i was inviting them over teaching them basic ways to fix good food they were so existed. >> particle learning the skills and the food they were really go it it turned into the is charity
foundation i ran into my friend we were talking about this this do you want to run this charity foundations and she said, yes. >> i'm a co-found and executive director for the cooking project our best classes participation for 10 students are monday they're really fun their chief driven classes we have a different guest around the city they're our stand alone cola's we had a series or series still city of attorney's office style of classes our final are night life diners. >> santa barbara shall comes in and helps us show us things and this is one the owners they help
us to socialize and i've been here about a year. >> we want to be sure to serve as many as we can. >> the san francisco cooking school is an amazing amazing partner. >> it is doing that in that space really elevates the space for the kids special for the chief that make it easy for them to come and it really makes the experience pretty special. >> i'm sutro sue set i'm a chief 2, 3, 4 san francisco. >> that's what those classes afford me the opportunity it breakdown the barriers and is this is not scary this is our choice about you many times this is a feel good what it is that you give them is an opportunity you have to make it seem like it's there for them for the taking show them it is their and
they can do that. >> hi, i'm antonio the chief in san francisco. >> the majority of kids at that age in order to get them into food they need to see something simple and the evidence will show and easy to produce i want to make sure that people can do it with a bowl and spoon and burner and one pan. >> i like is the receipts that are simple and not feel like it's a burden to make foods the cohesives show something eased. >> i go for vera toilet so someone can't do it or its way out of their range we only use 6 ingredients i can afford 6 ingredient
what good is showing you them something they can't use but the sovereignties what are you going to do more me you're not successful. >> we made a vegetable stir-fry indicators he'd ginger and onion that is really affordable how to balance it was easy to make the food we present i loved it if i having had access to a kitchen i'd cook more. >> some of us have never had a kitchen not taught how to cookie wasn't taught how to cook. >> i have a great appreciation for programs that teach kids food and cooking it is one of the healthiest positive things
you can communicate to people that are very young. >> the more programs like the cooking project in general that can have a positive impact how our kids eat is really, really important i believe that everybody should venting to utilize the kitchen and meet other kids their age to identify they're not alone and their ways in which to pick yours up and move forward that. >> it is really important to me the opportunity exists and so i do everything in my power to keep it that. >> we'll have our new headquarters in the heart of the tenderloin at taylor and kushlg at the end of this summer 2014 we're really excited. >> a lot of the of the conditions in san francisco they
have in the rest of the country so our goal to 257bd or expand out of the san francisco in los angeles and then after that who know. >> we'd never want to tell people want to do or eat only provide the skills and the tools in case that's something people are 2rrd in doing. >> you can't buy a box of psyche you have to put them in the right vein and direction with the right kids with a right place address time those kids don't have this you have to instill they can do it they're good enough now to finding out figure out and find the future figure out and find the future for - working for the city and county of san francisco will immerse you in a vibrant and dynamic city
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all know that climate change is really one of the most pressing issues of our time. it affects every person in every community, and not just here in san francisco, but throughout the world. we know that it has real life tragic consequences that will only get worse if we do not act. and while san francisco has always been an environmental leader nationally in sustainability, we know we can go further. at last year's global climate action summit, i was proud to become one of the newest mayors to cochair the sierra club's mayor for 100% clean energy programs. at that summit, we also doubled down on san francisco's commitment to using 100% renewable energy by 2050 and be powered by 100% renewable
electricity by 2030. that is a lot of numbers, i know [applause]. >> it means a great future for our environment. and to help us get there, i pledge to only build zero net carbon buildings by 2030 and 2d carbon ice all of our existing buildings by 2050. [applause] these are really bold commitments, but they are necessary. we are taking the action needed to get there. inmate, we will introduce an ordinance to transition private commercial buildings of 50,000 square feet and larger to 100% loop -- renewable electricity. [applause]. >> we're not only going -- we are not going to only do this
all at once, we are going to start with our largest buildings by 2022, and phasing in smaller buildings over time. we need our largest buildings, which are some of the largest energy lead users to drive us to the 2030 goal of 100% renewable electricity citywide. we need more san francisco buildings to be just like st. francis hospital which is why we are here today. [applause] st. francis hospital is a super green hero, clean power s.f. super green customer powered by 100% renewable energy. if that is not raising the bar and setting a great example, i don't know what is. by the time that we are done, san francisco's downtown and the entire city will be powered by 100% renewable electricity.
earlier this month, i was proud to announce that san francisco has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 30 6% below the 1990 level. and our goal is 25%. we exceeded our goal and we know that when we make significant investments in significant changes and working together, we can get to great things for our environment. this program will take us even further. with 100% renewable electricity, the largest electricity users can be zero carbon by fully electrifying and getting completely off natural gas. [applause]. >> with 100% renewable electricity, our privately owned zero emission vehicles will truly be zero emissions. that is why today i am directing the department of the
environment to convene a public private task force to examine how best to electrify san francisco's buildings. my all electric pass to zero emissions will be a collaborative one. we will work with our local businesses, our building owners, environmental group, labor, and community-based organizations and others. renewable electricity today is our path to in all electric zero emissions tomorrow. [applause]. >> now i know that we are all excited about what we're talking about here because this means a better and brighter and cleaner future for our planet, and we want everybody else to get excited as well, which is why the collaborative approach is so important in working with our partners to achieve this goal and that is so important. today's announcement is just one
of the many exciting programs we have rolled out during the month of april to celebrate earth month. at the beginning of the month, i was proud to announce the largest and last major enrolment of our clean power s.f. program. the city's local renewable energy plan managed by the public utility's commission. by the end of earth month, we will have enrolled over 250,000 new customers. [applause]. >> which will bring us in total with 360,000 accounts throughout san francisco. when you combine all of these new residents and businesses that are powered by clean power s.f., with places like city hall and to the airport that are already served by clean power, the city meets 80% of the
electricity demands in san francisco. that's 80% of the city receiving clean, renewable energy from local utility with public oversight. what an amazing accomplishment. [applause] just as important, we'll be taking the revenue from our clean power s.f. program and investing that back into the community and making sure that we continue to create incredible clean and green jobs in our safety, in our own communities, meaning more renewable energy projects, more well-paying jobs, right here in the city and county of san francisco. this has just been an amazing, amazing accomplishment for our city, and we know that working together this is why we have come so far. today we celebrate, but we know there is still more work to be done, and i, along with so many
incredible environmental leaders and members of the board of supervisors are committed to getting the job done. our future and our planet depend on it. now i would like to introduce the district five supervisor who has been an environmental champion. supervisor vallie brown. [applause]. >> thank you, mayor breed, and happy earth day. when people say to me, what can i do to make a difference for our environment, i would say to them, start small, don't use plastic bags. refuse and reuse and refuse, or refuse and reuse. don't reuse, refuse. thank you. anyway, that is a little tongue twister, but i also say, you know, do small things like cleanup your neighborhood and clean up the ocean when we go to the beaches. those things can really make a
difference, but one of the things that we also look at, we want to look at big things. right now we have been doing a pretty good job with cars. we have electric cars, gas efficient cars and that is half of our pollution, what you have to realize is the other half is coming from buildings. that was something that is really interesting. most people don't know that, so in february, i introduced legislation that was efficiency legislation where we will look at buildings, residential buildings to see how much they use. because if we don't know, how can we move forward on policy, but this particular legislation as a is a benchmark legislation because this actually helps us work for larger buildings. these larger buildings, they can create a lot of pollution, so having this legislation here today and bringing this forward, and