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>> any questions from the commission? any comments from the public? hearing none, there we go again. >> so moved. >> i'll second. >> moved and seconded. all in favor say aye? >> aye. >> opposed? past. -- item is passed. >> v. requesting authorization to enter into a new grant agreement with san francisco in-home supportive services public authority for the provision of emergency on-call in-home supportive services during the period of july first, 2019, through june 30th, 2022 in an amount of $1 million plus a 10% contingency for a total amount
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not to exceed $1.5 million. brenda mcgregor. >> thank you. the second item before you is a contract with the san francisco in-home supportive services public authority for emergency calls ihss. this contract is a critical component of our continuum of services as it provides homecare -- i'm sorry. again, this contract is a critical component of our continuum of services as it provides homecare services to ihss consumers who have an immediate need but no available provider to serve them. emergency on-call is typically required in two instances.
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one being a consumer's at regular regular provider cancelled on short notice, or the provider quit abruptly, which could result in the consumer being at risk without homecare. another circumstance is when a consumer is discharged from a hospital and/or a skilled nursing facility, but lacks a support system and has no other provider in place. emergency on-call providers are available seven days a week, this includes holidays, from 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on the average, the public authority serves over 650 hours of homecare to approximately 65 unique ihss consumers a month.
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the in-home supportive services, again, request your approval for this contract with san francisco in-home supportive services public authority. i am happy to answer any questions the commission may have. thank you. >> question, just for context, are they always able to meet every need for this, or is there a greater need for this service then this can achieve? do you happen to know? either more people that sometimes need this emergency call service or through this funding are we usually able to cover all the needs that come up that way? i'm wondering -- >> we are usually able to cover it. >> yes. >> okay. >> we will not leave anyone without provision of care. >> any further questions from the commission? comments from the public? okay. >> so moved.
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>> it has been moved and seconded and the call for the vote. all in favor say aye. >> aye. >> motion carries. w. requesting authorization to modify the existing grant agreement with home bridge for the provision for home supportive services, contract mode and provider skills development training and support during the period of july first 2019, through june 30th, 2020 for an additional amount of $27 million plus a 10% contingency for a new total amount not to exceed $96 million brenda mcgregor. >> this third item before you is a request for a one-year extension request of our
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existing contract with home bridge. this is a contract mode ihss and provider skill development training and support. we serve roughly 5% of ihss 23,000 consumers who cannot supervise or direct the independent provider. this is usually due to cognitive and/or behavioral health disabilities. and the contract mode, ihss consumers receive homecare from specially trained and supervised providers as well as support services and coordination from care supervisors. home bridge serves an average of 38,000 hours of homecare monthly to 850 consumers.
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to receive basic and advanced skill development training that will enable them to acquire the skill set to provide safe, efficient, and appropriate homecare services to all consumers. home bridge will provide ongoing basic training to 100% of its staff providers as well as registry providers basic and advanced training is for all independent providers with the expectation that 5% of the over 20,000 eligible providers will take at least one training course. the in-home supportive services program request your approval
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for the extension of our existing contracts with home bridge for the period of july first, 2019 -- i'm sorry, through june 30th of 2020. i'm happy to answer any questions the commission may have. thank you. >> public? hearing none, -- >> i will move to approve. >> second. >> it has been moved and seconded. all in favor say aye? >> aye. >> moved. >> thank you. >> we are getting there. [laughter] >> item x., requesting authorization to modify the
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existing grant agreement with community living campaign for the provision of research employment services for older adults and adults with disability during the period of july first, 2019 through june 30 th 2020 in an additional amount of $612,000 plus a 10% contingency for a total amount not to exceed $1 million. >> good morning, commissioners. today we seek your approval for a grant modification with community living campaigns reserve program. recently this program has expanded and it was maybe two months ago that we were here to include additional community partners in the jobs now program to expand the footprint of employment for older adults and adults with disabilities and reach more to find employment. the program seeks to promote the
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department's broader vision to open up more employment opportunities for older adults and out of the disabilities throughout san francisco. as a side note, tomorrow the reserve program and work matters event over on the first units on 1187 franklin, there are flyers up on the table if you are interested. i also want to make a side note, they were able to provide interpreters in cantonese and in spanish of individuals called within 72 hours prior to the event, which is a wonderful option to have for folks. so this event, community partners. there will be a forum discussing employment opportunities, opportunities to network, we are also providing lunch. with that, i'm happy to answer any questions you may have. >> anything from the commission? anything from the public? okay. we are ready.
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>> i will move to approve. >> second. >> we have been moved, seconded, and we call for the vote. all in favor say aye. >> aye. >> motion carries. requesting authorization to modify the existing grant agreement with open house for the provision of the housing resources for older adults and adults with disability during the period of july first, 2019 through june 30th, 2020. and an additional amount of $24,000 plus 10% contingency for a total amount not to exceed $50,000. michael is presenting. >> hello, i am subbing in this morning and i will be joining
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you on the rest of today's journey through the agenda. the item before you is a housing list that is put together by one of our contractors, relatively straightforward. we research and public published a multi- a front of a housing list. it is for san francisco opportunities as well as local bay area county opportunities in the surrounding area. they have compiled their list by researching various housing resources including the housing authority and the various counties, property management companies, nonprofit real estate development companies, and other government and nonprofit resources that they have just become aware of as they built their expertise around us. they keep the list fresh by having staff and volunteers on a regular basis to make sure it is correct. the list is now to over 4,000 -- sent out to 4,000 e-mail addresses. they have additional impact as those be -- end up being forwarded on and on.
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i end up with three or four forwards each month, so i think the forward button is a good thing in the e-mail. the list itself is available only in english. , though the open house grantee does work closely with our aging and disability resource centre. there's a network of 13 of them in the community to provide translation support as needed at those locations. i think that is my summary. if you have any questions about this, i would be happy to answer >> does it just list affordable housing opportunities or is it is expanded to include others, other tips for people who wouldn't qualify for a housing. >> that's a great question. >> it's in that gap area there. >> i think it focuses on affordable housing options. i think there is a range of what that means. it includes other tips, it includes an f.a.q. section with about searching for housing and
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has other resources listed in there. it is not a full compendium of all opportunities. >> right, i just wondered how much because of the fact that people fall into this middle income gap. they can't find housing in san francisco and they don't qualify for affordable so i wonder if they had expanded at all into that area. >> i can double check on that. i don't think so. >> i was just curious. thank you. this is great anyway. it is still very helpful. thank you. >> i know the mayor's office of housing do something similar to this. is this in any relationship? >> i think you're maybe referring to dahlia? maybe there's something out there that i don't know of. i guess i would note that there is they dahlia online system, it is a portal that has been developed by mohcd or h.s.h.,
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i'm not totally sure. i have talked with them about this. there is a question of if there is one great resource, i think that is always something the community has been hoping for. open house just tell me that that resource, when they go and look at that, they find that it is almost completely accurate and rarely do they find a san francisco opportunity that is not on there. i think that is a very good thing. >> the reason i ask is because they presented before the lgbt task force of the human rights commission when they launched, and i was curious as to what the difference between this and that was. >> this historically predates the dahlia system. i think we have a potential overlap now. i think other aspects of this is dahlia does not cover nonsan francisco opportunities, and this does. >> thank you.
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any other comments work questions from the commission? any questions or comments from the public? hearing none, we go. >> moved to approve. >> second. >> it is being moved, seconded, call for the vote. all in favor say aye. >> aye. >> opposed? motion carries. thank you. finally, is dead -- z-letter. requesting authorization to enter into a new grant agreement with the institute for the provision of the long term care program during the period of july first, 2019 through june 30 th 2021 in the amount of $1 million plus a 10% contingency for a total amount
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not to exceed $120 million. michael again. >> this is an ombudsman program. the program itself provides a variety of advocacy services on behalf of residents of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. i think people most commonly associate ombudsman with responding to complaints by residents, but they do provide another -- other services as well including providing consultation to residents, families and facilities themselves. they have to serve as a witness to any advanced healthcare directives that are completed in a sniffer and assisted living facility. they also participate in larger systems advocacy work including a legislative hearing, implementation processes, you may have seen benson at various meetings, he is quite active in the community with the many things that are going on. it is a measure of their work in the current fiscal year, the
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office met has already provided services over 2400 clients, this is from july 1st 2018 to the present. it has responded to approximately 470 complaints thus far this year. language capacity, program staff includes cantonese, mandarin, spanish, french and japanese. that is something that they are always looking to work on and building out capacity. something i always like to highlight when i discussed this program is there volunteer corps , which is at about 20 volunteers. it is notable for two reasons. first that bringing in a lot of volunteers really expands can pass -- capacity, but a volunteer ombudsman program has to go through extensive training so there is training and retention aspects to that volunteer. i think it is 40 hours of initial training and shadowing to become a certified volunteer, in 12 hours of ongoing,
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continuing education each year thereafter to maintain that certification. i like to highlight that as it is an important and difficult task for them to maintain that core. with that said, i'm happy to answer any questions. >> comments on the commission? comments from the public? hearing none, good. we are coming to the end. [laughter]. >> we have to vote on this one. >> so moved. >> i will second. >> okay. it is moved, seconded, all in favor say aye. >> aye. >> thank you. >> motion approved. o. it is not finished yet here. [laughter] any general comment from the public? any announcements? >> commissioner, i have an announcement.
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our former commissioner as a father, so he and his wife had their baby on april 25th at 2:00 a.m., two in the afternoon, actually, and they named her babette marie, and they say about her, she is a respectable 8.5 ounces when she was born, but the little -- with a little alley cat wrinkle in one year and a full head of hair, and a fighting spirit. i thought you'd want to know that. we all know jeremy and miss him on the commission, but it is exciting news for him. >> thank you for letting us know we have a motion to adjourn the meeting. >> so moved. >> meeting adjourned. thank you for coming.
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>> 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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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,
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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.
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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,
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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
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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.
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[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
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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
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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
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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]
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>> 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
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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
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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]
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>> 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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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 tours of the facility. >> five, four, three, two, one. [cheers and applause]
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