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project that makes up more than 87% of total expenditures for the fiscal year. our next largest percentage here is our debt service cost. we are into the third year of our sales tax revenue bond. we're anticipating to make our first principle payment, and we would have 27 remaining principle payments to make until the bond matures. we have incremental amounts of staff costs. we are looking at 2.9% personnel costs, and that includes costs for our 41 budgeted positions. we have actually 46 positions approved since the last salary survey. in terms of non-personnel expenditures, we are looking at approximately 1% and this is expenditures for our office operations, our lawyers, our
autotor auditors. that is at an incremental amount of 1%. i have a 10 year historic outlook at the capital project costs. in 2011, we incurred 110.8 million. in 2016, we drew down on our revolving credit agreement, and in fiscal year 19/20, we're anticipating 200.7. the reason for the increase of expenditures is to approximately $50 million we shifted from the budget amendment last month into fiscal year 19/20. with $200.7 million anticipated cost in capital expenditures, i'm anticipating that we need to draw down 67 million towards the end of the fiscal year. here's the slide just to indicate and to remind everyone that a majority of our prop-k x
expenditures go to vehicles in service as of march 31st, 2019. then another recommendation was to provide a chart, we have 46 staff positions approved but we're budgeting 41 of those positions in this current fiscal year. with that, i would love to take any questions at this moment or pass the mike over to our executive director. >> ms. chang. >> thank you so much cynthia. just want to congratulate cynthia and her team on the standard double a-plus ratings. that was good news in our recent weeks. looking at our goals, these have not changed, the eight major goals of our program to advance
your priorities and support the board, provide great customer service and efficiency to our sponsors, and vendors, and working collaboratively with our partners, foster public engagement, and provide regional and state leadership on policy, as well as supporting and growing the capacity and development of our staff. on our work program, i'm beginning here with a slide on our congestion management planning work, and transportation plan update is a big focus this year as the region seeks to update the area. you have been hearing us talk about this, we're very excited to present to you in two week's time. the update on our needs assessment, which is the ground work we need to show our current situation and the projected future looks like if we proceed on a business as usual strategy. this is the work ahead, to work on a transit corridor study, the mayor's office, as well as the streets and freeways master
plannipla planning effort. this is supported by our data collection and modeling. we're grateful to you for approving funding to collect household survey data, and this is a regional survey effort with sampling in san francisco and to pick up the trends around the use of new mobility. it's a blind spot for many folks, until we have the rich database on how people are using troons -- transportation, it's an opportunity to grow our ability to forecast. there's also the congestion management program update every two years led by joe and our technology data and analysis team. they're working in partnership with m.t.a. to bring you more research studies and the equity study and on the m.t.a. side, we'll be supporting them on the access, accessibility study.
moving ahead on specific projects we're continuing to work on for commissioner ronen, the redesign work and the maze area to ensure that we have a rebalancing of some of the regional and local facilities there, as well as preparing for the 101 deck replace m-- replacement caltrans will be working on. then the neighborhood improvement program, a nice opportunity to look back at the first group in the last five years, how it went and what we learned and what was accomplished and scoping out the second group with your offices, to ensure we're meeting the needs in your district, particularly around safety as we discussed today. on 280, we're working on caltrans, scoping, and developing the potential for a future phase, we'll bring that
forward for your consideration in the next few months. there is also a discussion around transit. we heard that these lanes would have to work for san franciscans, particularly those on buses. we're really imagining this program as a transit project, as well as a freeway management efficiency project. our downtown congestion pricing study is gearing up. we received bids and we will be bringing a contract to you, as well as the mobility services and potential pilots framework so you can continue to guide us on where you do and don't wish us to advance pilots, both with t.a. money, as well as t.a. staff resources. moving to funding and programming, last year was really the big year to set the priorities for the next five years for our k program. the strategic plan, looking ahead, prioritizing those funds
in various categories, 20 or so categories. this year, we will continue to do that, particularly the financial engineering to match our local funds, regional measure 3, bridge toll funds as they begin to congresswomme out litigation cloud and we prioritize those with the region, as well as looking at the federal bills. we will be bringing forward double-a and transportation funds for clean air recommendations, but next year focus more on leveraging the big dollars at the federal and state and regional levels. plan bay area continues to be an opportunity to do that and to influence the region's policies to tie transportation funding to the other goals around affordable housing, climate, and safety, and particularly transit expansion policies around the region. we're excited to work in
partnership there. on new revenue sources, we continue to support things like the t.n.c. tax, the potential to be on the ballot this fall, and the conversations. we know all these are part of a larger regional effort to continue to meet the funding need for infrastructure and transit in particular. legislative advocacy is always a priority in each session, and we are very excited to see 1605 to move forward. finally on the project delivery and program oversight, just definitely want to continue to support eric and his team. we are entering a construction phase, it's a long time coming. he's done a lot of work to prepare the funds and planning, and supervisor haney as well. our parkway project has achieved final acceptance, so we will be
producing a comparison study of the phase one, phase two approach to that work. it will be a study to look at the build versus the p-3 or the public private partnership method that we utilize for the two phases of the project, and we will work on street projects as well to support public works. on project delivery, our focus really is on helping focus on the board, and strategy for our downtown rail extension, and i appreciate your help and we look forward to bringing you recommendations at the end of june, early july on that. in parallel, we have been continuing to stay involved and to very collaborate on the caltrans business plan and early investment program, and monitor the progress of our program as
one of the seven funders doing peer review and oversight on that project. we heard that message loud and clear about deepening our active oversight as well on our partner's product -- projects involving vehicles and the subway. even as we prepare the next projects for funding and key milestones, it's definitely something that everyone conti e continue -- it's continuous learning across the board. we pride ourselves in bringing you thorough transparent reports, timely as you wish, things that are a priority to you, please let me know, if you don't see them already in this work program that's proposed. we will be working with commissioner mandelman on this potential m.t.a. review that we talked about a couple weeks ago
and perhaps any other types of pro projects that you feel are important to advise you on the board or as our commissioners. it's our 30th anniversary this fall for the passage of the sales tax so we're happy to prepare for that milestone as well. i'm happy to take any questions. >> questions from commissioners on that report. seeing none, is there any public comment on items 8 and 9? i mean 7 and 8, excuse me. >> the commissioners, you heard two reports. the way i look at this is, if transportation and how we use transportation doesn't reflect the constituents of any area, then more needs to be done.
for you supervisors to understand what i am saying, we have to go 200 years ago. i represent the first people, this land was pristine. today, it's a concrete jungle. in other reports that the two ladies have given, they are just focusing on the numbers and the projects, trying to balance whatever is given to them to balance. now, we got a report from the united nations that soon a million species will be extinct. i hope y'all read that report. some years ago, months ago, people came from all over the world to san francisco, to witness our congestion. they were talking about environmental issues, but right in the face was congestion.
the supervisors learned to think outside the box. you cannot think outside the box unless you're spiritually strong with your heart in the right place to take not only this city, but everybody to a good place. our children are dying. our infants are dying. our youths, our young adults, our elders, those with compromised health, some of you supervisors know about this, but you need to pray about it, so that you can represent. thank you very much. >> seeing no other members of the public for public comment, public comment is closed. those were informational items. are there any introductions of new items? seeing none, is there any general public comment? seeing none, we are adjourned.
development for soma filipinos. so that -- [ inaudible ] know that soma filipino exists, and it's also our economic platform, so we can start to build filipino businesses so we can start to build the cultural district. >> i studied the bok chase choy her achbl heritage, and i discovered this awesome bok choy. working at i-market is amazing. you've got all these amazing people coming out here to share
one culture. >> when i heard that there was a market with, like, a lot of filipino food, it was like oh, wow, that's the closest thing i've got to home, so, like, i'm going to try everything. >> fried rice, and wings, and three different cliefz sliders. i haven't tried the adobe yet, but just smelling it yet brings back home and a ton of memories. >> the binca is made out of different ingredients, including cheese. but here, we put a twist on it. why not have nutella, rocky road, we have blue berry. we're not just limiting it to
just the classic with salted egg and cheese. >> we try to cook food that you don't normally find from filipino food vendors, like the lichon, for example. it's something that it took years to come up with, to perfect, to get the skin just right, the flavor, and it's one of our most popular dishes, and people love it. this, it's kind of me trying to chase a dream that i had for a long time. when i got tired of the corporate world, i decided that i wanted to give it a try and see if people would actually like our food. i think it's a wonderful opportunity for the filipino culture to shine. everybody keeps saying filipino food is the next big thing. i think it's already big, and
to have all of us here together, it's just -- it just blows my mind sometimes that there's so many of us bringing -- bringing filipino food to the city finally. >> i'm alex, the owner of the lumpia company. the food that i create is basically the filipino-american experience. i wasn't a chef to start with, but i literally love lumpia, but my food is my favorite foods i like to eat, put into my favorite filipino foods, put together. it's not based off of recipes i learned from my mom. maybe i learned the rolling technique from my mom, but the different things that i put in are just the different things that i like, and i like to think that i have good taste. well, the very first lumpia
that i came out with that really build the lumpia -- it wasn't the poerk and shrimp shanghai, but my favorite thing after partying is that bakon cheese burger lumpia. there was a time in our generation where we didn't have our own place, our own feed to eat. before, i used to promote filipino gatherings to share the love. now, i'm taking the most exciting filipino appetizer and sharing it with other
filipinos. >> it can happen in the san francisco mint, it can happen in a park, it can happen in a street park, it can happen in a tech campus. it's basically where we bring the hardware, the culture, the operating system. >> so right now, i'm eating something that brings me back to every filipino party from my childhood. it's really cool to be part of the community and reconnect with the neighborhood. >> one of our largest challenges in creating this cultural district when we compare ourselves to chinatown, japantown or little saigon, there's little communities there that act as place makers. when you enter into little
undiscovered is a great tool for the cultural district to bring awareness by bringing the best parts of our culture which is food, music, the arts and being ativism all under one roof, and by seeing it all in this way, what it allows san franciscans to see is the dynamics of the filipino-american culture. i think in san francisco, we've kind of lost track of one of our values that makes san francisco unique with just empathy, love, of being acceptable of different people, the out liers, the crazy ones. we've become so focused onic maing money that we forgot about those that make our city
and community unique. when people come to discover, i want them to rediscover the magic of what diversity and empathy can create. when you're positive and committed to using that energy, san francisco, 911, what's the emergency? >> san francisco 911, police, fire and medical. >> the tenderloin. suspect with a six inch knife. >> he was trying to get into his car and was hit by a car. >> san francisco 911 what's the exact location of your emergency? >> welcome to the san francisco department of emergency management. my name is shannon bond and i'm the lead instructor for our dispatch add -- academy. i want to tell you about what we do here. >> this is san francisco 911. do you need police, fire or medical? >> san francisco police,
dispatcher 82, how can i help you? >> you're helping people in their -- what may be their most vulnerable moment ever in life. so be able to provide them immediate help right then and there, it's really rewarding. >> our agency is a very combined agency. we answer emergency and non-emergency calls and we also do dispatching for fire, for medical and we also do dispatching for police. >> we staff multiple call taking positions. as well as positions for police and fire dispatch. >> we have a priority 221. >> i wanted to become a dispatcher so i could help people. i really like people. i enjoy talking to people. this is a way that i thought that i could be involved with people every day. >> as a 911 dispatcher i am the first first responder. even though i never go on seen -- scene i'm the first one answering the phone call to calm the victim down and give them
instruction. the information allows us to coordinate a response. police officers, firefighters, ambulances or any other agency. it is a great feeling when everyone gets to go home safely at the end of the day knowing that you've also saved a citizen's life. >> our department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. >> this is shift work. that means we work nights, weekends and holidays and can involve over time and sometimes that's mandatory. >> this is a high stress career so it's important to have a good balance between work and life. >> we have resources available like wellness and peer support groups. our dispatchers of the month are recognized for their outstanding performance and unique and ever changing circumstances. >> i received an accommodation and then i received dispatcher of the month, which was really nice because i was just released from the phones. so for them to, you know,
recognize me for that i appreciated it. i was surprised to even get it. at the end of the day i was just doing my job. >> a typical dispatch shift includes call taking and dispatching. it takes a large dedicated group of fifrst responders to make ths department run and in turn keep the city safe. >> when you work here you don't work alone, you work as part of a team. you may start off as initial phone call or contact but everyone around you participating in the whole process. >> i was born and raised in san francisco so it's really rewarding to me to be able to help the community and know that i have a part in -- you know, even if it's behind the scenes kind of helping the city flow and helping people out that live here. >> the training program begins with our seven-week academy followed by on the job training. this means you're actually taking calls or dispatching responders. >> you can walk in with a high school diploma, you don't need to have a college degree.
we will train you and we will teach you how to do this job. >> we just need you to come with an open mind that we can train you and make you a good dispatcher. >> if it's too dangerous to see and you think that you can get away and call us from somewhere safe. >> good. that's right. >> from the start of the academy to being released as a solo dispatcher can take nine months to a year. >> training is a little over a year and may change in time. the training is intense. very intense. >> what's the number one thing that kills people in this country? so we're going to assume that it's a heart attack, right? don't forget that. >> as a new hire we require you to be flexible. you will be required to work all shifts that include midnights, some call graveyard, days and swings. >> you have to be willing to
work at different times, work during the holidays, you have to work during the weekends, midnight, 6:00 in the morning, 3:00 in the afternoon. that's like the toughest part of this job. >> we need every person that's in here and when it comes down to it, we can come together and we make a really great team and do our best to keep the city flowing and safe. >> this is a big job and an honorable career. we appreciate your interest in joining our team. >> we hope you decide to join us here as the first first responders to the city and county of san francisco. for more information on the job and how to apply follow the >> three, two, one. [applause.] >> congratulations everybody.
thank you. >> so the project was driven by the need to improve conditions for people biking and walking from beach street to mcallister. between 2010 and 2015, there were 290 traffic crashes including two deaths, 110 bike collisions and 78te 78 pedestrin collisions. the construction was a little over two years. it including pedestrian crossing, better bike facilities, new street trees, we repaved the entire corridor. fern alley has decorative street plants and new palm streets. cbd helped maintain the alleys
and they are planning farmers markets and pop ups and bands. >> the goal was to build on the economic vibra vibrancy of polkt and to provide a safe street for the whole >> let me begin by thanking you all for coming out today to 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. [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 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. 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, 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 -- 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. 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 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] >> 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 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 -- 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 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] >> 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 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 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. 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.
are here at the san francisco urban center on mission street in san francisco and i'm joined today by marrielen from puc and talk about water and sewer issues. what are things we should be concerned about water. >> you want to be prepared for that scenario and the recommendation is to have stored 1 gallon per person per day that you are out of water. we recommend that you have at least 3-5 days for each person and also keep in consideration storage needs for your pets and think about the size of your pets and how much water they consume. >> the storage which is using tap water which you are going to encourage. >> right. of course at the puc we recommend that you store our wonderful delicious tap water. it's free. it comes out of the tap and you can store it in any
plastic container, a clean plastic container for up to 6 months. so find a container, fill it with water and label it and rotate it out. i use it to water my garden. >> of course everyone has plastic bottles which we are t is a common way to store it. >> yes. it's an easy way to pick up bottles to store it. just make sure you check the label. this one says june 2013. so convenient you have an end date on it. >> and there are other places where people have water stored in their houses. >> sure. if you have a water heater or access to the water heater to your house, you can drink that water and you can also drink the water that the in the tank of your toilet. ; not the bowl but in your tank.
in any case if you are not totally sure about the age of your water or if you are not sure about it being totally clean, you can treat your water at home. there is two ways that you can treat your water at home and one is to use basic household bleach. the recommendation is 8 drops of bleach for ever gallon of water. you add 8 drops of bleach into the water and it needs to sit for 30 minutes. the other option is to boil water. you need to boil water for 5-10 minutes. after an earthquake that may not be an option as gas maybe turned off and we may not have power. the other thing is that puc will provide information as quickly as possible about recommendations about whether the water is okay to drink or
need to treat it. we have a number of twice get information from the puc through twitter and facebook and our website sf water.org. >> people should not drink water from pools or spas. but they could use it to flush their toilets if their source are not broken. let's look at those issues. >> sanitation is another issue and something people don't usually or like to think about it but it's the reality. very likely that without water you can't flush and the sewer system can be impeded or affected during an earthquake. you need to think about sanitation. the options are simple. we recommend a set up if you are able to stay in your building or house to make sure that you have heavy duty trash bags available. you can set this up within your existing
toilet bowl and once it's used. you take a little bit of our bleach. we talked about it earlier from the water. you seal the bag completely. you make sure you mark the bag as human waste and set it aside and wait for instruction about how to dispose of it. be very aware of cleanliness and make sure you have wipes so folks are able to wash up when dealing with the sanitation issue. >> thank you so much,