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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 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.
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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 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
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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 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
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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. [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
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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 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
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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. 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]
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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, 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
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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 -- 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.
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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. 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
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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 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.
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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] >> 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
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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 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
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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 -- veronese, cleaeland -- we are
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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 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]
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>> 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] >> 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
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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 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.
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[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 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]
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>> 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. 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
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tours of the facility. >> five, four, three, two, one. [cheers and applause] [♪] >> coming to san francisco on june 11th, the earthquake safety his fair from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. as the auditorium at 99 grove street. meet with contractors, design professionals professionals, engineers and architects, along with city agencies and hundreds of booths on the main floor. attend one of the workshops at 11:00 a.m. the seismic safety strategies
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study. what you need to know is the city strengthens buildings 240 feet high and higher, and to get ready to the next -- for the next big one. 12:00 p.m., changes in the updated citywide vacant commercial storefront ordinance. 1:00 p.m., comply with the accessible business entrance program to enable everyone to enter your business. 2:00 p.m., home modelling process made stress-free, meet the experts and understand the permit review issuance and inspections process. 3:00 p.m., making the best use of the accessory dwelling unit and legalization program to at affordable housing. learn from these three workshops at the june 11th d.b.i. earthquake safety fair, and begin to get ready for the big one by taking immediate steps to protect both family and property we hope to see you there, so register now. [♪] much.
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>> thank you for coming. >> we are ready. >> the meeting will come to order. this is the april 19th 2019 meeting of the san francisco local agency formation commission. i am centrally fewer, chair of the commission. i am joined by our chief commissioners. the clerk of the commission is victor young. i would like to thank the staff at san francisco government t.v. for arranging today's meeting.
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unfortunately commissioner hilary ronen is having to step down from our commission. we have appreciated her role in this body and want to thank her for her service. mr. clerk, do you have any announcements? >> please make sure to silence also phones and electronic devices. speaker cards and copies of any documents included as part of the testimony should be submitted. >> mr. clerk, please assist commissioner singh on her apparatus? thank you. one moment, please. thank you very much. mr. clerk, can you please call item number 2? >> item number 2, approval of the minutes from the march 15th 2019 a regular meeting, i would like to note there is one
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correction needed in that the title of the documents should read minute and not agenda. >> thank you very much. do any commissioners have any changes to the minutes of the march 15th meeting? seeing no changes, let's open this up for public comment. are there any members of the public who wish to comment on item number 2, the minutes of the meeting? mr. wright. >> i don't know anything about the minutes of the meeting, but the two minutes that i do have, i want to make an announcement, and when i get to public comment i'm going to demonstrate how to sink and save $66,000,000.1 building apartment building complexes. i have been stressing for years, but not getting nowhere to explain that when you get a developer, you need a nonprofit developer, and quit getting developers are in it to make
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money and putting profit over safety. i will demonstrate that you can save $66 million per building, and this technique is pertaining to the inclusionary rule, where you are supposed to include the most honorable people to give housing. that is why everybody voted for them. then after being put into effect , you come up with this loophole that the developer, the construction company can pay the mayor's office on housing $2 million in order to not include the inclusionary people who the rule was targeted for, and then build another building and performed the same procedure all over again, that's why you have so many people out on the street, and about you setting the affordable housing, you claim it is affordable housing, yet you make the lowest income at $80,000, $70,000 a year, and out of nerve say that is low income housing. i'm real upset with kate hartley she came up here last week, this
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week and put up a scale and said that this is low income, and very low income, and the truth of the matter is, the people in the very low and low income brackets is not being included in the housing opportunities, it is disgusting, it is not fair, and the new supervisors, i will show you how they are not following the rules of regulations pertaining to mission rock. it has 1,000 apartment buildings i think 33% is supposed to be for low income bracket and very low income bracket people. i think that comes out to 250 of those apartments is supposed to be for very low and low -- >> thank you, thank you, mr. wright. are there any other members of the public that would like to comment on item number 2? seeing none, public comment is closed. is there a motion to approve the minutes? >> yes. >> motion made by commissioner mar and seconded by commissioner singh. we can take that without objection. the minutes are approved.
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mr. clerk, please call item number 3. >> item number 3, community choice aggregation activities report. >> thank you very much. we will have a presentation on the clean power s.f. director of the san francisco public utilities commission with updates about enrolment, as well as state legislative updates. go ahead. >> good morning, commissioners. i'm the director of clean power s.f. for the san francisco public utilities commission. i do have a few slides for you today that will run through in a fairly brief update, it is a pleasure to be with you in this meeting in april. it is a big month, it is earth month. it also happens to be the month that clean power s.f. really and truly goes citywide by completing our enrolment of residential accounts in the city and county. so we are going to cover our enrolment and service status and we will provide, as the chair
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mentioned, a state legislative update and then we are happy to answer any questions you may have. >> thank you very much. >> as i just mentioned, starting the beginning of this month, the clean power s.f. program began enrolling about 280,000 customer accounts citywide, mostly residential, a little under 1,000 of those were commercial customers, so what that means is now -- as of the end of april, about a week and a half from now , the program will have enrolled more than 400,000 customer accounts citywide, which is about 99-point 9% of our potential. the only remaining accounts are some of the largest commercial accounts in the city, which we are going to go back and speak to the second half of this calendar year, and that was an approach we took as a risk mitigation measure. they command a lot of sales, so
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we want to make sure we have the time to understand their interest in staying with the program. so what that means on the opt out and upgrade statistics that we try to show every time we come here and speak with you, is that the cumulative out rate for the program is now two-point 7%. you might recall, it was about three-point 4% last month. that has come down because we have enrolled a lot of accounts. we're still in the open enrolment period. there are a couple more months of that, so do expect more opt outs to come through, but we are on the trajectory that we were anticipating, maybe even a little bit better. so the super green upgrade rate is now one point for%. that includes the accounts we have enrolled. that represents three-point 5% of our program annual energy sales, and i wanted to draw that distinction here. because last time i reported to you ever super green enrolment rate was higher, so it has come down because the sheer number of
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accounts has gone up, but we haven't -- we have a significant number of sales, and that is ultimately what counts when it comes to addressing climate change. i know this is still a relatively small percentage overall, but we are addressing that by improving the carbon footprint of our entire energy purchases. i also wanted to add another stat here, which is it has come down to one point 4%, but ever super green enrolments have also continued to grow. we added 24% more super green enrolments since we in -- since we started. things are going wrong -- well. this is a voluntary action on the part of our customers. one last thing, how do we compare with our peers? so mce clean energy which has spread is now multicounty, c.c.a., they have been operating
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since 2010. there upgrade rate is 1.9% the c.c.a. in sonoma is 1%. our goal is 5%. we think that we are setting our target pretty high, and we think that san francisco will deliver, too. so that is my report on enrolment and i will pause here if you have any questions before he handed over to my colleague. >> i see no one on the roster. >> okay. so i will hand it over to susanne of our external affairs team who will walk you through the update. >> thank you. >> hello, commissioners, thank you so much for having me today. i'm on the policy and governors affairs team.
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we submitted our slides before an important develop it came up and stay policy late last week, the report from the governor's strike team on wildfires and climate change came out, so it is not on the slide, but we wanted to give you a quick update on that and give you a chance to ask any questions you might have. you might remember governor newsom newson convened a strike force on wildfires in january, last friday the strikeforce released its report on california policy options to reduce the risk of utility caused wildfires, as well as utility financial problems linked to wildfires. the report focuses on the urgent need for wildfire mitigation and suppression, developing a safer and more reliable electricity system and keeping costs affordable for all californians. and importantly, the report notes a catastrophic wildfires are exacerbated by climate change and says it is critical to state's progress in clean energy is not derailed. the reports recommended many
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recommendations focusing on five key areas for action. the first one is wildfire prevention and response, the second is mitigating climate change their clean energy policies. number 3 is fair allocation of catastrophic wildfire damages. number 4 is a more effective cpuc with the tools needed to manage a changing utility market , a number 5 is holding them accountable and building utility that prioritizes safety. the report mentions c.c.a. most prominently in section two, which is mitigating climate change through clean energy section, it touches on the impact of c.c.a.s and direct access providers in the evolution of the energy market. the report highlights that c.c.a. his are playing an important role in advancing clean energy in california and it also recommends and state actions including evaluating a resource adequacy backstop via the legislative process, increasing transparency for load
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serving entities such as c.c.a.s and steak ordination of procurement, increased variability in generation and consumption, and the report also recommends considering a change to the state's condemnation law which holds utilities accountable for wildfires even if they are not explicitly just explicitly at fault. we expect many of these concepts will surface in the legislature in the coming months and we will be engaging on her own and through c.c.a. i can pause here for any questions on the report. >> i see no names on the roster. >> great. okay. i will go ahead and then talk about our state legislative update at this point starting with ab 56. it is one of the bills we are closely monitoring so far, the sfpuc is opposed to this bill, as is cal c.c.a. other opposition so far come from socal edison, and stakeholders including p.g. & e, semper energy, the american wind energy association and the solar energy industries association all says they can only support only the significant amendments. this to focuses on a concerned
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that we are seeing quite a victim of -- a bit of an sacramento, that is how to ensure grid reliability with an increasingly decentralized energy system. it did pass the assembly utilities and energy commission, although there was scepticism from legislators. the bill would give the cpuc the ability to tasking existing state agency is a procurement backstop. at the hearing last week for the bill, we focus and how the bill will be amended to address any stakeholder concerns and should be seen as a starting point for discussions. c.c.a. is providing some ideas for different amendments to make it a little bit more tenable for c.c.a.s. we currently believe that a central buyer is unnecessary, however, we will would be willing to support one who is responsibilities are limited to procuring unmet local resource adequacy capacity. so we will definitely be continuing to engage on this bill and report back to as the session progresses, any questions on ab 56?
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great. ab 1362 is another bill we wanted to draw your attention to it would not be applicable to clean power s.f. because it applies primarily to c.c.a.s that are in development, but cal c.c.a. is opposing this bill. it would over stern s.p. 790 which was signed into law into 2011 and has the cpuc with adopting a code of conduct to prohibit investor-owned utilities for marketing against c.c.a.s unless funded by shareholders. so this prevents the iou from using their position and market power to undermine c.c.a. developments. this bill is currently in assembly utilities and it will be heard next week. and s.b. 155 is another bill that cal c.c.a. is opposing. we are also still in the process of reviewing and determining our position. it would allow the cpuc to audit load serving entities like c.c.a.s, the compliance with the renewable portfolio standard requirement, and ensure corrective action when there is no compliance.
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cal c.c.a. is concerned that the bill would reduce c.c.a.s' flexibility and metonymy and increase procurement costs, and affect programmatic goals. that will be heard as well in the senate next week on the 24 th. any questions about those two bills or anything else. >> any comments? seeing none. >> thank you very much. >> thank you for your time. >> let's open this up for public comment. is anyone who like to comment on item number 3? seeing none, public comment is now closed. there is no action to be taken from the commission on this matter. mr. clerk, please call item number 4. >> item number 4, consideration of approval a proposed budget for 2019, 2020. >> thank you very much. i like to bring up our executive director to present on this item .
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>> thank you, madame chair. i'm the executive officer, and i'm here today to present the 2019, 2020 budget. every year, the city and county of san francisco is required to fund for the general fund in the amount of $297,342. in addition, we have an m.o.u. with the san francisco public utilities commission, which funds our work as the oversight authority for clean power s.f. this year, there were no new requests for funding, and there's only a few slight changes, which i will explain. first, though, this is a history , this slide is a history of our work order balance with the sfpuc. in the second column at the bottom, you can see that we spend about $10,000 this year, most of it was for my time working on clean power s.f., and also to pay our clean power s.f.
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interns a modest stipend, i've been careful not to draw a lot from this fund so we can preserve as much as possible for our work on the local buildout planning for clean power s.f., and as you know it, our previous meeting approved an r.f.q. to retain removable energy experts and i am looking at completing a draft of that r.f.q. also we expect the p.u.c. to approve an extension of the m.o.u. which expires this fiscal year. sometime in late may, which would be the earliest i am told. this next slide is our general fund balance. our general fund appropriation expenditures and the year in balance for lafco from 2007 onward. we have set aside a reserve of about $45,000, or 15% of the annual budget. the second column, bottom figure shows ever projected here in balance and expenditures.
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that is going to leave us with about $23,000 to carry over into next year's budget. these are our expenditures to date, and everything is pretty much on budget with one exception, and in the last few months, we have exceeded our budget for legal services and there's a few reasons for that, one is, we have asked our legal council to do more work, two is the time spent on boarding our new team, and we have worked out a plan to ensure we stay within budget moving forward, and i have to say, i'm enjoying working with her and the rest of the legal team at richards watson. we have proposed slightly higher legal budgets this year only an increase of about $3,000, based on this year's spending. and then our final slide is our proposed budget for fiscal 2019, 2020, a few notes, under the
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line item that says executive officer services, i have lowered my salary estimate for the coming year, as you know i am an independent contractor. last year we had $156,000 budgeted, based on this year's spending and my time, we have lowered it to 150,000 for the coming year. other line items, lafco memberships are slightly higher this year. travel and training, this is mostly to attend lafco events and community choice energy conferences. the rest of the line items are pretty cut and dry. the biggest difference, and -- in this proposed budget, because we do have about $50,000 to play with, i'm proposing 25,000 additional dollars to our labor study, this is to help with media outreach on the final report, printing, photography, i hope to establish a website that would be a resource for on-demand workers, and i also like to bring on a part-time
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research associate to assist me with the labor study, this is to ensure that i can manage my time while working on both the study and clean power s.f. i should let you know that we do have about $450,000 in funding requests. there are currently pending for our labor study with the san francisco foundation and the state legislature, i'm not sure how much of that is going to come through, but keeping my fingers crossed. so all told, the budget will have about a $26,000 carryover, plus $45,000 in reserves going forward, i would like to think the clerk of the board's office for her help on the budget, and with that, i would urge your approval. i'm happy to answer any questions and she is here as well. >> thank you very much. any questions or comments about the budget? seeing none, we will open it up for public comment. are there any members of the public would like to comment on his budget?
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>> i haven't started talking yet and you started my time. >> reset the? , thank you, mr. clerk. >> you talk about your budget, we would have a lot more money to have in your budget if we wouldn't have to ask for more money, for example, here's 144 -- s.f. viewer, please. this is a hundred and 44 unit apartment building complex that is being built in mountain view. they are charging $56 million to build this unit. when you build apartment building complexes in san francisco, per unit you charged $850,000 per unit, at 144 units of apartment building complexes, that would cost the city
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$122 million. hundred 44 unit apartment building complex thing built at $56 million, you save $66 million per building by having a developer build a department built -- apartment building complex at hundred 44 units for $56 million. now, avenue some says 500 million is going to be directed towards helping homeless people, okay, and by the same response, the economic council wants to spend 12.7 million to house all the homeless people that is located in san francisco bay area. is that clear? and here is the mountain view building where it only costs $56 million for this building. and this just flows. san mateo it's building 68 unit building for $57 million, so if
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you use this technique, you will be saving millions of dollars, and all the people that is homeless out on the street can have their own apartments instead of going in and out of navigation centers. you keep doing the same thing over and over, year after year, administration after administration, and turn around and wonder why you have so many people on the streets. it is not fair. >> thank you, mr. right. are there any other public speakers? seeing none, public comment is now closed. can we please have a motion to approve the budget, please? so moved by commissioner singh, seconded by commissioner mar. can we take that without objection? thank you very much. please call item number 5. >> item number 5, update on the request for proposals for a survey of on-demand workers workers in san francisco. >> madam chair, thank you. did i -- can i just make a
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statement -- >> yes, please. >> i wanted to highlight a conflict of interest that i have with this item, and due to my prior employment with the jobs of justice, and they are listed as the source of income on my latest form 700 filing, so jobs of justice along with a number of other entities submitted a proposal in response to the r.f.p. to the labor mobility survey, and so for those reasons i request to be excused for this item. >> thank you very much. is there a motion to excuse commissioner mar we. >> motion made by commissioner singh, seconded by commissioner fewer, we can take that without objection. commissioner mar is excuse for this item. mr. goebel, please continue. >> thank you, madam chair. commissioners, i'm very excited to reports that we have chosen it winning bidder for our survey
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of on-demand workers in san francisco, and i have sent each of you and your staff a copy of the proposal. first little background of how we arrived to today. we originally issued a request for proposals in january, and extended the deadline to the end of march. i did outreach to a number of organizations who have experience in this area, and though i hoped we would ultimately get multiple proposals, in the end we received only one, but it was a strong one that exceeded expectations. because we only received the one proposal, i served as a sole r.f.p. evaluator, and examined it based on its merits on the criteria outlined in the r.f.p. it scored high in the proposal and the interview evaluations, and last week i announced we had -- we tend to wear the contract to a group of economic economic researchers he will form a
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unique partnership with community organizers, the survey will be designed by on-demand workers and themselves. so the partners, i will mention them briefly. chris spinner who is the fact you do director at santa cruz, he is going to serve as the principal investigator and the person responsible for coordinating the project with me , steve mckay is an associate professor of sociology at santa cruz. he will play a key role in developing the survey and the methodology. mr. fang, executive director of jobs with justice san francisco will serve as the partner with engaging local community organizations, and especially reaching racially diverse and vulnerable workforce populations , aaron johannsson is the research director of the jobs with justice education fund , she will collect information on prior surveys and serve as an overall advisor and coordinator. last but not least, hayes with
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and matt schlesinger are the cofounders of the driver seat cooperative. this is an app that can be used to collect data from on-demand workers, anticipate being able to deploy this -- for hundreds of on-demand workers, which will to collect data and inform the survey. anticipate this data will be very helpful in terms of transportation data to the transportation authority and the sfmta. every one of these partners brings extensive experience on labor issues to the table, they all have impressive resumes, resume is, the academic researchers have long histories doing research on issues related to the restructuring of work, and the economic security, jobs are justice san francisco, as you know is a diverse coalition of more than 30 community faith-based student or labor organizations. they are going to take the lead on recruiting workers for the survey. that a partners also have experience conducting surveys in
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multiple languages. they will begin by recruiting workers for a series of focus groups, in which they will develop the questions and the methodology. the researchers plan to use multiple methods, data sources to enhance their findings. there's also this other thing which i'm really excited about is they are in discussions about a potential partnership on the survey with the u.c. berkeley labor sensor. the researchers there are already stuck it -- studying the gig economy, and that partnership could potentially provide aggregate anonymous data from on-demand workers in san francisco by examining tax returns over many years for a partnership with the franchise tax board. i also want to add that the partners experience with ensuring the confidentiality of those who participate in the survey. they have a plan to keep all of this information storage and an encrypted format.
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it is an impressive proposal, and i'm thrilled to be able to work with every one of those partners to come up with a series of policy recommendations to address the problems and the issues that we find in the survey, i am now entering into contract negotiations with professor benner and the rest of the team. i hope to bring a contract to you for approval at our may 17 th meeting. there is no action required on this item today, but i am very excited to move forward. >> it sounds very exciting. commissioner singh? >> sorry, there we go. i want to echo commissioner fewer and a incredibly excited about this. i wanted to resurface something that i think could come up or i had brought up many meetings ago at this point, but i would be interested to know if some of the data collection is going to involve, or is going to be able to capture tipping practices, so i brought that up last time, but since it has come up, there has
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been a lot more controversy around companies such as door dash, and insta cart to have refused -- insta card says they have changed their policy, but door dash, for example, which is used heavily in san francisco, has refused to change the policy where they are basically deducting tips out of the wages they would pay their delivery drivers otherwise. still very interested if the study is going to try and capture that data, or is it possible to do so? >> thank you. i can tell you, most definitely, that that will be one of the issues the researchers look into i have been in contact with supervisor peskin's office he has been looking into this issue i know the bureau of labor enforcement standards for the city is also conducting an investigation of door dash. i have been in touch with them as well. yes, tipping policies of companies will most definitely be one of the issues we look at. >> thank you so much, this is really exciting, i think.
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i thank you are right. this is a very impressive proposal, and i like the fact that it's -- that they will be doing the on the ground work while they are working academically. what a wonderful combination. i look forward to our contract next month and thank you for your work on this. no comments, questions? great, let's open this effort public comment. any members of the public wish to comment on this item? mr. wright. >> yes, you were talking about employees. i will ask you to step back on focus on the employees, that's well over 1,000 that's been working five, ten, 15, 25 years for the city and county of san francisco and you call them exempt employees, this is a discriminatory practice and tricking devices on the grounds that exempt employees that's working and labouring for the city do not get medical
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insurance, don't get annuity plans, and don't get no retirement plans, but yet you work them and have them not being able to know what they are going to wake up to you, and whether their job is going to be terminated, it is not fair, then you turn around and you have any executive director that works for the department of public health for well over 20 years and got annuity, retirement plan , and health plan, and she has been embezzling $100,000 a year for seven years straight. do stopper from working, but you let her keep her retirement plan it is not fair. as far as taxes, you talk about dealing with the tax board, i have demonstrated that you have given twitter -- he used to be five, but now it is nine high-tech companies, multi- trillions, and billions of dollars of tax free money, talking about you giving them a break, when i ask you, why is twitter getting multi- trillions and billions of dollars of
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tax-free money? and then you tell me, you're giving them a break. they don't need a god damn break the people who need a break or the people who are speaking up for the homeless on the street with people with mental and physical disabilities, amputees, people in wheelchairs, and our veterans, i need a break my god damn self. give me militant -- multimillions of dollars of tax-free money and watch what i do with it. it is not fair. you are running a racket. that is called money-laundering, tax evasion and fraud. where are you keeping that money ? >> thank you. any other public comments? seeing then, public comment is closed. there is no action that needs to be taken at this time. can you please call eight -- last month a launched a new
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speaker series. what i hope to do by having this speaker series is to bring expert for great conversation on the topics that they are taking on. i hope that these sessions can be a resource not only for myself and for interns, but staff from all supervisors offices and the office of the mayor. our first speaker last month was mary collins of the american jobs project. she gave a pop presentation on the potential for offshore wind energy in california and how california could be a leader in that area. we had staff, five staffers from the sfpuc, we have staff from the port of san francisco, as well as the mayor's office. our speaker next week helped write a new book called designing climate solutions, which is a guidebook for policymakers, and we now host to these these meetings monthly in the conference rooms, and i hope sometime we will all have time
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to attend. my one other note is that for the may 17th meeting, i anticipate it will be a longer meeting, and we are looking at changing time from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. that day. i believe chair fewer there is a conflict in your schedule that day so we're looking at moving the meeting to a different time. that is all i have. >> thank you very much. let's open this up for public comment. are there any members of the public would like to comment on item number 6? >> this is a derivative because you are working on the budget, and i want to explain further to you that that tax-free money that is not being collected, i've already mentioned that that is called tax evasion, money-laundering, bank fraud and conspiracy, you are depriving the low income bracket people of their due process and equal opportunity rights. i have talked about the exempt employees, they are working and
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can't get full benefits. ronen claims she has experience in employment discrimination law i find it all that nobody stood up for those employees, because, see, what you were doing, having a set of employees during the same type of work, but not getting the same type of benefits and income, medical coverage, and retirement plan, that is a violation of the unequal pay act of title vii of the united states of america code service, the u.s. attorney generals and the lawyer's edition. 2,000 each series. you can't be benefiting one set of people, one set of income and doing the same work, but don't give them the same type of results. that was is a violation of the unequal pay act, and you should compensate those employees and back them up and give them back pay for what you are shortchanging them on. it is not fair. and about this situation -- s.f. viewer, i mentioned kate hartley she is talking about how she literally put up a scale and
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said, 80%, which is $63,300, is low income affordable housing. people make it a low $66,300, is not included in the housing opportunity. so you are discriminating against them. you are so deeply involved in you discriminatory packages and you discriminate against people that those same skin color as you and then you said, 50% is low, very low income, so that is $41,450. >> thank you, mr. wright. thank you mr. wright. any other public comments? public comment is now closed. strickler, please read the next item. >> item seven, public comment, members of the public may address a san francisco local agency formation commission on
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matters within their jurisdiction and not on today's agenda. >> i wonder -- public comment? mr. wright. >> all picked up all pick up where i left off. i showed you -- >> okay. [indiscernible]. >> i went through this with supervisor walton in his office. he was very impressed, and i want to show you how the homeless situation is at a point where homeless people don't want to go to navigation centers and shelters because of the hardship , it as a result, they are sleeping -- that's what used to do my god damn self when you had me on the streets. [indiscernible] law enforcement came in contact with approximately 1,139
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homeless people using the airport as a bathroom to keep themselves clean, while they are living in transit. all because you have to find housing for the low income people that you claim that you want to help, that you can't pay for, and then when you get enough, you turn your back. it's just like mayor breed. she campaigned and claimed her when she was a kid and her two brothers and grandmother were taking care of her and she is taking home $900 a month. that is general income under people who are on the street and living on social security, and getting -- getting general assistance for the same income. how would you like it if you were out on the street and you're at a navigation center for 90 days and they kick you in your grandmother out of the navigation center, that is not housing, it is not fair. it is another --
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[indiscernible]. >> is it on there? >> there it is. >> thank you, mr. wright. thank you very much. public comment is now closed. mr. clerk, will you please read item number 8. >> item number 8, future agenda items. >> colleagues, to be have any future -- yes, supervisor mar? >> thank you, thank you chair fewer. i had a question or an idea on, you know, as we are waiting for the p.u.c.'s report on possible new directions we can go, i think in terms of