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(meeting in progress). >> we want to lift our heads high. thank you. >> chairman: the next speaker. >> good afternoon, my name is norma garcia, and i'm the director of policy for mission economic development agency. i am here to speak in favor of 190448 and request your support to support the resolution to support california senate bill sb686. sb686 would fund 20 neighborhoods across the state, including the
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mission promise neighbourhood. it formed in 2012 as a collaboration between the city of san francisco, the san francisco unified school district, and more than 20 based organizations, to bridge family economic security with student academic achievement in san francisco's mission district in the latino community. mission promise neighbourhood is based at five school district schools and three family resource centers, and connects thousands of families to services such as child care, pre-school, health care, housing, tax preparation, job training, and much more. over the past seven years, mission promise neighborhood has seen increased graduation rates, significant gains in kinder readiness, and accounaccountability in data sharing through our many partners. federal funding for the mission promised neighborhood and other neighborhoods is not assured. that's why we ask for your support for sb687 because686.
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thank you very much for your support. >> chairman: thank you. next speaker. >> president yee, and esteemed members of the board of supervisors. my name is freda asset, and i'm a proud san francisco native, and i ran the first non-partisan 5k, celebrating the number of women lacing up, getting physically active, and running for office, quite literally. and also, our event, importantly, elevates the importance of being healthy in mind and body to lead affectively. i'm here today with my fellow organizations to personally invite you to san francisco's first ever courage run on sunday, june 23rd, in golden gate park. whether your issue is gender parity, equal pay
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for equal works, health, housing, transportation, criminal justice, our civic efforts are ultra marathons. in response, we at encourage to run are creating a powerful space to pause and celebrate milestones along the way. it is one that truly celebrates women, cheers one another on to finish strong, and builds a vital set of skills for a strong inner game that strikingly embraces an athlete. because, let's face it, whether you're running a 5k or towards election day, it takes a lot of courage. join us in our growing coalition of more than 30 diverse national organizations that champion and train the next generation of civic leaders, as well as local leaders, emerge california, the bridge, women get it done, san
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francisco, and many more. all are welcome, no matter how you identify. all gender identities to physical capabilities. we invite you all to join us at the starting line on june 23rd. so let's bring on that courage. thanks so much. [buzzer] >> chairman: the next speaker. >> good afternoon board members. my name is shalan lu, and i'm with the chinese association based here in san francisco. i'm here to urge your support on supervisor mar's resolution to support the bay workers. i think it is perfect timing you honored small businesses this afternoon, and tomorrow is international workers day. we're at the perfect moment to take a moment to remember what are the sacrifices that immigrant workers who serve and drive the economy here in san francisco. too many times they're robbed of their rightful wages and respect at work.
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while the cafe is not located in san francisco, most of its employees live in san francisco, and one of its owners recently was able to purchase and take over running a restaurant in the sunset district here in our city. i wanted to share a few examples of some of the workers impacted by your support. awing, who lings with his mom, despite both working in the restaurant full-time. mr. lee, as a result of his lawoff, now lost his housing, and now has to drive to concorde six days a week for his low-paying new restaurant job. and a server who works two restaurant jobs seven days a week so she can afford for her daughter to continue studying chinese language and culture. so san francisco is a city that has long stood for workers and led the nation around, you know, setting the standards higher forory working people for our working people.
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so as workers are preparing to go and testify and relive their trauma so they can win their case in hearing in the next couple of weeks, having your support and knowing that the san francisco board of supervisors is at their backs is ever more important. so thank you so much for your support. >> chairman: thank you. next speaker. >> supervisors, ray hart, inspector san francisco, open government. know your rights under the sunshine ordinance. that admonition is printed on every copy of every agenda for every meeting for this board of supervisors. this might only seem ironic, but it is in fact belately hypocritical. thomas teaches willful ignorance of what one ought to know is a mortal sin. on the screen are the three dozen orders of determination i have gotten over the years for various issues related to one public.
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[audio shut off] >> by the way, remove the prejudicial introduction and use something fair. i have fought for over a decade to get what you actually say at a public meeting into the public record. it is amazing the length of time and the amount of energy that this city has expended trying to keep what i have to say out of the official record.
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nouyour clerk continues, after five determinations, to refuse to put it -- if you look at the ones that are on the screen, the six at the top are all boards and commissions that have put the 150-word summary in the minutes and have had no negative impact. [buzzer] >> chairman: thank you. next speaker. >> i have a tale of two tales. navigation systems have been in the news. drug users are allowed to be there, but they're not allowed to have the drugs or shoot the drugs there. so that means we're allowing a street -- a curable street existence for buy and sell, and a location to shoot up in
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the neighborhoods. this is basically not going to fly to help solve our problems. we know who does it. we know where to get them. but we don't know how to place them. another system may be safe injection sites, or may be even we can supply the drugs. now, if i was one of the 22,000 people in san francisco that had a home and a job and a drug addiction and i could handle it, i wouldn't sign up even if i got free drugs. but if i was down and out, hopeless and homeless, maybe i would. and maybe that would be the start of getting me some place where i could be normal. the next tale: the american dream, have a
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house in suburbia, coming to work in the city, jacket and tie, dresses. family, children, little legal dads and soccer moms, and every time we drive to san francisco, we are poisoning our children's future, our climate, our civilization. we're making rivers of poison for our freeways. we have to change, both locally, with our local drugs, and with the poison that big business has pushed on us for all of these years. [buzzer] >> thank you. >> chairman: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors, my name is david smith. i'm also a san francisco taxicab ma medallion holder.
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the reason why we're here is because going to the s.f. m.t.a. and the board of supervisors has just become a big waste of time. our situation is beyond a case of simple buyer's remorse. i mean, we cannot compete with venture capital uber and lyft. we can't subsidize cheap rides for people. the m.t.a. set the price that created this monster. and they agreed if the program were to fail or end, they would buy back the medallions and give us a prop "k"-earned medallions. obviously, this is not happening, and we're forced to fight uphill in order just to get anything. it is really sad. what can i say? we want the exit mechanism. it is in the rules and regulations of the m.t.a., and it is also in the
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contract between the san francisco federal credit union and the m.t.a. please, just get us out of this program. if we got into this situation with the market dictating the price like in other cities, like new york, it is somewhat understandable. but, once again, the m.t.a. created the price, they created the monster. [buzzer] >> how long do we have to beat the horse before we call it dead. it's dead. no one has bought a medallion, and the market has been open long enough to test the waters. it is not happening. it is not even worth $50,000. the longer we wait, the less it is worth. it is already worth nothing. we're minus zero at this point. thank you. >> chairman: thank you. next speaker. >> the legacy fund can have ovtime overtime, en encasig
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every business in the city. over the discretion of district supervisors. and law enforcement is understandably reticent about retrieving and impounding weapons, enforcing restraining orders at home addresses, and most home logs are of poor quality, and are easily defeated, and some can even trigger discharge if the weapon is loaded. so i'm unclear as to the supervisors' proposal. 27 of our schools are low performing. and nine are among the worst performing in california. according to state and local newspapers this past february. the programs should result
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in less money in the penal system, and the myriad of social services and subsidies. the city should provide quality education from all, and it should not prevent you, however, from taking into consideration strategic forecast of revenue downturn, the present economy notwithstanding. the city continues to provide counselling services for... [audio shut off]
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>> mr. president, i believe there is supervisor walton said 31 and 32 -- >> 33. >> i thought they said 31 through 33. >> just 31 and 3 3. >> let's take item number 32. >> and 34. >> and 34. >> on items 32 and 34, supervisor haney. > [roll call]
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>> there are 1 11 yeas. >> these two are adopted unanimously. >> item 30 is a resolution to recognize april 2019 as national donate live month in the city and county, and urging all san franciscans to register as organ and tissue donors when reapplying or renewing their driving licenses. >> this resolution recognizes april 2019 as national donate life month. urging all san franciscans
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to register as organ and tissue donors when applying or renewing their driver's license. we know this is vitally important, and there is a significant need in the community, especially for the asian-american, and african-american communities. more than 650 individuals are currently on the national organ transplant waiting list, and 22 patients die each day due to the shortage of donated organs. i hope we can get the word out to increase awareness around this issue. residents can sign up when renewing their driver's license. i personally just renewed my driver's license and also renewed my commitment as an organ donor and urge everyone to do the same. thank you to to the donor network for all of the work you're doing all year-round. >> thank you. i see to another names on the roster, and i'm not sure -- okay, can we take those names off.
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supervisor walton, were you going to speak on this item? >> no. >> okay. thank you. okay. thank you, supervisor fewer. with no objection, then this resolution is adopted. madam clerk, please call item 31. >> 3 1 is a resolution to support senate bill 686, which were enact the california promise neighborhoods act of 2019. >> okay. supervisor wal ton. >ton.>> i would like to propose a friendly amendment, on page 2, lines 19 and 20, and you all have a copy. after the words "successful model," i want to insert the language "include culturally appropriate agencies when expanding into more neighborhoods in our state."
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okay. >> so this motion to amend is seconded by supervisor ronan. can we take it without any objection? okay. can we take the same housing call as amended? seeing no objection, then this resolution is adopted as amended. okay. item number 33. >> item 33 is a motion to approve a final map, 9530820, residential unit, new condominium project, and to adopt the appropriate findings. >> thank you, president yee. colleagues, today i ask that we continue this item. no one has reached out to my office about any details of this project. and i was actually shocked to see this on the agenda. there i want to check in
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with public works and planning and all of the related parties of this project. >> second. >> there is a motion to continue the item. is there a second? >> second. >> seconded by supervisor haney. can we take this in house -- >> that will be until may 7th. >> continued to may 7th. can we take this same house in call? okay. then motion to continue passes. okay, that brings us to our last one, item number 35, madam clerk. >> item 35 is a motion to adopt findings in support of the board of supervisors' disapproval of the decision of the planning commission, regarding the conditional use authorization for the proposed project at 1052,
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through 106 1060 full sum fulsom street, and 190 to 194 full street. >> there is an order to recuse supervisor safai, who is not able to vote on this motion. >> is there a second? seconded by suf supervisor stefani. a roll call on the motion. [roll call] >> the motion passes.
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supervisor safai. supervisor peskin. >> thank you. i have circulated one additional whereas a finding, which would be inserted right before the move, that would be a new paragraph at page two, line nine, which is based on the record and testimony states: "whereas the planning commission did not have the benefit of a complete shadow study in the record before it at the time it issued its findings in support of the conditional use authorization, a fact confirmed by planning department staff at the planning commission hearing on december 30th, 2018. now, therefore be it, s it." so i would like to make a mobilization tmotion to insert . >> there is a motion made. is there a second? >> second. >> seconded by supervisor mar. can we take these -- this amendment, same house,
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same call? okay. so amendment passes without objection. so the motion -- can we take this item as amended, same house, same call? all right. with no objection, this motion is approved. okay. that brings us to...madam clerk, can you read the imperative agenda? >> yes, mr. president. on behalf of the president of the board, a resolution commending an honoring chief joanne hayes white for her outstanding as the san francisco fire chief of the city and county of san francisco. >> madam clerk, i need to confer with you a second.
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>> thank you, colleagues, for your patience. colleagues, we have an imperative item which requires the board to adopt to separate findings by eight votes, before unanimous adoption on the item itself. let's take the sunshine ordinance finding first. is there a motion that finds the resolution is purely commendatory for
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the -- >> it's purely commendatory. >> okay. so can i have a motion -- >> mr. president, i would move the brown act and sunshine purely commendatory findings. >> and also the brown act? >> city attorney, john gibner, because this is the first imperative item i think this board has considered, i think it is worth just a moment to talk about imperatives. generally, as you all know, state and local law requires that the board place on its agenda any item that you're going to vote on at any meeting. an imperative item is an item that the board adopts with no notices, meaning that no member of the public has an advanced opportunity to come and provide public comment on the item. the court will call for
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public comment on this item, but at this point in the meeting, only one member of the public is here. in order to qualify as an imperative item, as president yee mentioned, the board must vote by at least eight votes that the item is purely commend commendatory, and must vote with at least eight votes, that the board did not have notice of the need to pass this resolution by wednesday morning, the deadline for submitting a resolution to the clerk. those are both judgments for you to make about any imperative item. if you make both of those findings, the resolution -- the underlying resolution requires an anonymous vote. >> okay. so there was a motion for both those items. is there a second? >> second. >> seconded by supervisor
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walton. roll call, please. [roll call]
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>> we are getting to the end of the meeting so can you please read the in memoriam. supervisor peskin, again, did you want to speak? your name is on the roster.
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thank you. madame clerk? >> today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following beloved individual on behalf of supervisor mandelman, for the late ernest ernest chafaella. >> colleagues, that brings us to the end of our agenda. as her any further business before us today? >> that concludes our business for today. >> alrighty, we are adjourned. [♪]
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>> shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their business in the 49 square files of san francisco. we help san francisco remain unique, successful and right vi. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> i'm one of three owners here in san francisco and we provide mostly live music entertainment and we have food, the type of food that we have a mexican food and it's not a big menu, but we did it with love. like ribeye tacos and quesadillas and fries. for latinos, it brings families together and if we can bring that family to your business,
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you're gold. tonight we have russelling for e community. >> we have a ten-person limb elimination match. we have a full-size ring with barside food and drink. we ended up getting wrestling here with puoillo del mar. we're hope og get families to join us. we've done a drag queen bingo and we're trying to be a diverse kind of club, trying different things. this is a great part of town and there's a bunch of shops, a variety of stores and ethnic restaurants. there's a popular little shop that all of the kids like to hanhang out at. we have a great breakfast spot call brick fast at tiffanies.
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some of the older businesses are refurbished and newer businesses are coming in and it's exciting. >> we even have our own brewery for fdr, ferment, drink repeat. it's in the san francisco garden district and four beautiful muellermixer ura alsomurals. >> it's important to shop local because it's kind of like a circle of life, if you will. we hire local people. local people spend their money at our businesses and those local mean that wor people willr money as well. i hope people shop locally. [ ♪ ] >> let me begin by thanking you all for coming out today to
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celebrate the opening of this amazing fire station in the western edition neighborhood. i am your public works director, and today is an exciting day, i think not only for the fire department, for the entire city. everyone -- every time we open a new building, we are providing a safer san francisco that will be prepared for when disaster strikes. this new fire station, which was built from the ground up replaced when that failed to meet the building codes today, and first responders needs. the new fire station needs -- meets national accreditation and seismic resiliency standards that serve the needs of the 21 st century san francisco. how about a big hand for this new fire station?
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i would like to thank the staff and public works, many of our engineers and architects who designed and managed this project and a specials shout out to magdalena, charles a garris and our city architect edgar lopez for leading the way. this project was almost 80% plus done in place by the city team. let's give them a big hand, too. also a big shout out to all ten construction, the general contractor who built this, this project was on budget but we had a little delay on time, but budget wise, we did meet our budget commitments. let's give it to them. most of all, to our voters who made all of this possible when we passed the 2010 earthquake safety and emergency response
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bonds. the bond which was funded, which funded the seismic upgrade is a voter backed initiative aimed at strengthening neighborhood fire stations, police stations, ambulance facilities and emergency firefighting systems, we take work great pride in overseeing crucial capital improvement projects. with the support of the san francisco voters, we continue our work delivering world-class facilities to too many of our diverse neighborhoods, and now, i have the pleasure to introduce our mayor, london breed, who has been a champion for making sure san francisco is kept safe. let's welcome our mayor, london breed. [applause] >> thank you. it really is so amazing to be here at this time, opening up this new firehouse right here in
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the community that i was born and raised in. i actually grew up two blocks from here, entering the holiday season, we would line up at that door on turk street to get our toys from the firefighters here at station five, but there was also a really incredible connection that this station in particular. my answer, michel, we'd spent a lot of hours here. michele was born with a mental disability, and sometimes required a lot of patients, but this fire station not only showed her a lot of patients, they showed her a lot of love, and so it time and time again, she would show up, complement a lot of the guys on how handsome they are, deputy chief chief mar gonzales spoke at her funeral a couple of years ago when she passed away, and so many of the men and women who are standing behind me showed up for her like they show up for so many people
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in this community, time and time again. and they clearly deserve a state-of-the-art facility where they feel safe, where they can spend time, because they spend countless hours in this station, and where they will continue to connect with this amazing community. thank you to the men and women who serve the department, not only here in station five, but the folks all over the city and this department. i know that the president of local 798, the union for the firefighters and paramedics are here, shawn buford is joining us today, and i want to acknowledge him and tom o'connor. thank you both for your hard work and helping to fight for the funding that we need to make sure we are really building our public safety places all over
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san francisco. in the past, to our earthquake safety and emergency response bond, we developed a plan where we brought to the voters a 2010 bond, and a 2014 bond, and i am proposing that we bring forward a 2020 bond, because we know that protecting these facilities is so critical to making sure that when disaster strikes in our city, that the people who are housed in these facilities don't have to worry about saving themselves. their responsibility is to make sure that we're doing everything we can to save the public. just recently in january, we cut the ribbon on station at 16, we cut the ribbon on a new medical examiner facility, we cut the ribbon a while ago on a new public safety building down at the new chase center chase center area, and we have done
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this with not only the support of the voters, but without increasing property taxes on small property owners, and i'm really proud of how responsible we have been in developing long-term plans in order to make sure that we are protecting these very important facilities. we know that there is a lot of work to be done in san francisco to keep san franciscans safe, and it is not a matter of if disaster strikes, it is a matter of when, and when we will be prepared. our public safety officials will be prepared to meet those challenges, and they will have these incredible facilities that are in a state of good repair thanks to the voters of san francisco, and the hard work of the people from the department of public works, the architects, and all the people who invested into building this incredible facility. with that, i want to introduce someone who has been a champion
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for public safety. not only is your district five supervisor, but for all of the issues around san francisco that we face. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome supervisor vallie brown. [applause] >> thank you. i want to thank mayor breed and naomi kelly, chief hayes -white, the fire department, all of the men and women standing behind me these men and women, they always come out when we need them. not only if there is a fire, but in this community, they come out and they are part of the community. they come out when there is a community event at alley hill hatch, or the african-american health and culture complex. they bring out and stay barbecue with us all. this is actually a community station and all the other things
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they do for this community, i could go down the list, but i definitely, when i'm looking at this station, because i was part of the legislative aide when this first went on the bonds and they were first talking about it , and now looking at this station, i'm like, wow. it is absolutely beautiful. i would like a desk right over there, please. much easier to work than city hall sometimes, but i just found this out that our city architects actually designed this. to me, that is amazing because some of you know, i was an artist when he first moved to the city, and to look and have this beautiful building that our city architects designed, look, and none of those other architects have anything on san francisco architects at the creativity of this building.
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[applause] >> amazing. and the fact that they left these lights here is just so cool. i can't even tell you. but bernadette fung's classwork, and i think if you have gone by this in the daytime, it is absolutely beautiful, and what it really represents, it represents going back in time in the past in this community, whether it is the japanese community that was pushed out into internment camps in world war ii, whether it was the african-american community that was pushed out during redevelopment, this beautiful piece of art on an actual fire station, a fire station that is so well-designed, but the people inside at the heart of this community also, i just think
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it's an absolutely amazing piece of art and a fire station, and i want to thank everybody that was involved in it. the community, i remember at this coming out to the community and the community putting their input in, and they actually listen to them, and i'm stunned, and i think i will stay here for a little while just to enjoy it. thank you, everyone for coming. there's all these great things, it is seismic safe, it will be faster getting people out of here to get to a fire or a barbecue, but i also want to thank everyone for coming here today and showing your strength and your support, because we have to support each other as we move forward in the city and this station shows that we do. thank you. [applause] >> sin -- thank you supervisor brown.
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i also want to acknowledge that our fire chief will be retiring on sunday, and this will be her last ribbon-cutting ceremony as chief. thank you so much, chief, for your leadership over the past 15 years in this department. [applause] >> thank you to all the fire commissioners who are joining us here today. i also want to introduce your new fire chief, janine nicholson he was behind me here. [applause] incredible leadership in this department that i am very proud of. with that, speaking of leadership, the person -- department that really spearheaded this project, which consisted of so many city employees in different departments that make this project definitely -- i don't mind a delay in a project, but i definitely want to make sure a project is within its budget,
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and she made sure that that took place. ladies and gentlemen, the city administrator, naomi kelly. [applause] >> good morning. thank you mayor breed. thank you to everyone here. this happened here today because of the great collaborative work we have working with each other. we understand the importance that there is a 72% chance of a six-point seven earthquake in the next 30 years that will happen here in san francisco. so our first responders need to be in a seismically safe, functional building, because the faster they can respond to emergencies, the faster that we can reduce death, injuries, and property loss. we need these buildings safe. so i want to thank -- this is --
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i want to thank the voters of san francisco who have adopted the easter 2010, easter 2014, as you heard the mayor announced, you we will go to devote again in 2020. these fire stations, police stations, our emergency firefighting water system, are all important to the recovery and the vibrancy of san francisco. having said that, i know that is doom and gloom, but it is the reality of how we live here in san francisco. i just want to say, thank you to joanne hayes wait and her team. since easter 2020, she has been instrumental to working with us to make sure that these are priorities. while she was chief, we opened four new fire stations. this one station five, station 16 that the mayor talked about, station four, and i believe station 48 -- 49, okay. and station one.
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it was not done on an easter bond, but it happens. in addition, we also talked about -- in addition to not just opening new police stations, we also touched almost all -- to keep saying police stations, fire stations. we also touched all of the fire stations to remediate any deficiencies that we could with the other excess funding. i just want to reiterate what the mayor said about the bonds, as we are doing this in a fiscally responsible way, and as we issue new debt, we paid down old debt so we are not increasing the property taxes of the voters. we do this in a transparent way, and again, i want to thank everyone. with that, i would like to bring out our fire chief who is retiring this sunday. joanne hayes-white. [applause] >> thank you to our city
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administrator. good morning, everyone. welcome mayor breach. i know this particular project is near and dear to your heart, as she acknowledged, this was her backyard, and she grew up here and felt safe here and always felt welcome. for those of you who are here from the community, i hope you also feel the same way as you always have. if you have lived here for a while, or if you are a newcomer, we want to welcome you to our fire station. you're always welcome, it is a safe place, young and old. supervisor brown, thank you also for being here. not only does she represent this district very capably, but she is involved in all city aspects. thank you for being here. lots of think use. this is surreal as a lookout, i wanted to acknowledge that there are a number of retired guys, because that's what it was in the day, that are here that worked here, put in long hours, real courageous guys in the back please raise your hand if you were tara to to active station five. thank you very much. [applause]
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>> it is very special that you are here. and then i look to you, the old guard, in a lookout here in a c.a.c. of people who are hoping to be firefighters, paramedics, and e.m.t.s. raise your hand if you're hoping to get into the department. thank you for coming out. >> it is bittersweet. mostly sweet right now, i have to admit, but there are some aspects that i am very nostalgic about this week. as the mayor mentioned, and supervisor brown, and city administrator kelly, this is my last official fire department public event, and i wanted to really say thank you to public works, the entire team. i will not name all of you, but i will name their director. he has been a great colleague. mayor breed expects nothing less than partnerships and teamwork and efficiency, and public works is that. we really appreciate that relationship, and i certainly appreciate that it is may first, and i'm retiring may 5th, and
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he said to the director, we have to get it done before i retire. thank you so much. [applause] >> certainly our fire commission have been great partners in support of the easter bonds. this is part of easter 2010. the earthquake safety and emergency response bonds. we've also benefited from easter 2014, and s. mayor breed said, there will be a very vital easter 2020. and our citizens have always been supportive as has ever mayor to prioritize public safety in the city. thank you to our fire commission he is travelling and couldn't be here, he is in japan in senses greetings. i would like to introduce a vice president and acknowledge all of them. francine covington. [applause] >> commissioner vernoses --
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veronese, cleaeland -- we are joined by both of our captains. and all of the members. thank you. [applause] >> they were very patient during the time this is under construction, in this area did not lose any of the members. we just redistributed and we are able to keep up with the
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response time. everyone is really glad that they are back here. this is our largest station. it houses an engine, which is an officer and three members, and a truck which is an officer in four members. it has room for growth. it also has our division house, and the city itself, and the fire department is divided into two divisions. this is division two, and the other division is 19th and folsom. during the workweek, or 24/7, the city is bifurcated in those division chiefs. we have michael in division today. [applause] >> they oversee the strategy, tactics, and operations for the city under the direction of the deputy chief of operations. it's 21,000 plus square feet. i still haven't visited it entirely since it has been completed. our members just moved in on monday. they are getting adjusted, but we are very grateful for the quality and craftsmanship, and i believe alton construction should also be acknowledged for their great work in partnership with public works. [applause]
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>> a couple more things. i'm cherishing this last moment, so bear with me. the other person i want to acknowledge it couldn't be with us today, it is a small tribute to him, i, i am retiring on his birthday. that is mayor edwin lee, who we all worked with and worked for. he was a true champion just like mayor breed for prioritizing public safety, recognizing the importance of having facilities from first responders because they need to be able to get out the door, and we did have facilities that were deficient. this is the perfect prime illustration of that commitment, and sotomayor breach, once again , thank you. and also, i would like to take a moment to acknowledge my command staff. they have been a great team. they are here behind me. in particular, i want to thank mar gonzales where tier for a number of years. we have been working together down in the office for seven
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years. i will be moving on, mar will be moving on isabel and as well and i know this means a lot to me, i am glad we are able to do it together. thank you for your great work. [applause] >> the person in support services who oversaw this project, he has done a great job he also may be moving on, we are not quite sure. he has done a great job. is a native san franciscan. thank you very much. [applause]. >> tony and his team are probably still here screwing in lightbulbs. they're not behind me but they are somewhere here. lieutenant tommy murphy who is walking away because he doesn't want the credit. thank you, tommy and steve. and the rest of my command staff i obviously want to really appreciate mayor breed once
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again for selecting our successors. i think it is healthy. it is healthy for me and healthy for the department to have this transition time. they made an excellent choice as my successor. i'm very proud of her. i selected her as my deputy last year, and i would like to acknowledge deputy chief, seemed to be chief janine nicholson. [applause] >> and also two very capable individuals who will be joining her team, beginning monday, and that is victor worse. and deputy chief of administration, i only had two, but one of my finest ones, deputy chief josé valette will be deputy chief of administration. with that, welcome.
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we will officially cut the ribbon, and please stick around and have some refreshments and take a tour of the station. most importantly, i would like to acknowledge all of our members, active, retired, hopefuls, and really today, it is all about the members of station five. thank you for your service, good luck to you in this station, and i will be passing through every once in a while. thank you. [♪] [applause]. >> thank you. we will go behind the camera and we will have a ribbon-cutting, and the fire station is open. we will have people to give you tours of the facility. >> five, four, three, two, one. [cheers and applause]
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>> good morning everybody and welcome to the commission on aging and adult services. madam secretary, please make the roll call. [roll call] please note that the executive director is present. at this time, to commission asked you silence all mobile phones and all other sound producing devices. >> before we start the meeting, i have two announcements. one announcement is like, a commissioner has resigned due to health reasons, so we wish her well. we also welcome the new commissioner, and