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with few options available, jolene decided that opening her own space was the only path forward. to bring this vision to life, jolene joined forces with shannon, an experienced restauranteur who opened his business in 2009. the two found a space in the mission, moving into the former dear mom space at 2700 16th street. but that was only part of the challenge. they faced hurdles navigating the licensing process. my office was happy and able to offer our assistance to jolene and shannon as they worked their way through that ordeal. and in just the last six months they've been opened, jolene's has hosted numerous benefits
including transcend, dike march, and trans-march and has become home to a number of >> translato >> translatotran transparties. they bost an all queer staff, jo-jo who is here somewhere. spaces like jolene's are an essential part of san francisco's cultural fabric and we must do everything we can to ensure their success. when you walk into jolene's you're greeted by pink triangle saying you are safe here. i want to thank them for ensuring that all queer people have a home at jolene's. with their san francisco pride coming up in a few days and jolene's certain to be a major destination, i'm sure they have their hands full, so i appreciate shannon being here today. would you like to say a few words? >> thank you.
[laughter] [applause] >> president yee: the rest of the awards, there is a model for you. [applause] >> president yee: that brings us to supervisor peskin. please present your commendation. >> supervisor peskin: thank you, president yee. colleagues. today, i have the pleasure of celebrating somebody who has been of incredible service to the city and county of san francisco, who i first met quarter of a century ago. it was when she first started working for the planning department.
she looks as incredible now as she did then. we're celebrating andrea green on the eve of her retirement. come on up, ms. green. [applause] she has done many things at the department of city planning, but most recently is known to us as those calling over there and being a pain in their hinds as the executive assistant to the director of city planning john ram. andrea is san francisco. she is born and raised in the bayview neighborhood. and worked in the private sector for a few years before finding the love for public service when she came to the planning department right about when i started to become a neighborhood activist. and so she's worked for director ram for the past 11 years and has really been the anchor for the planning department and has survived waves of staff changes
and shifting leadership over the years. and don't worry, you don't have to rat them all out. whether it was zoning administrator bob passmore, dean and john ram. andrea is the backbone of that office that oversees long range city planning, physical development in san francisco and basically, the future of this town. not only is she the gatekeeper of the complicated schedule, which is why i can never get a meeting with him -- just kidding -- but she has maneuvered every last-minute change when the pesky planners need something. among the staff at the department, andrea is known for exactly what you see, which is
her infectious smile, her loving warm heart, her generosity and loyal friendship. we're going miss you, andrea. outside her duties as a civil servant, she served -- this is where i met her -- as secretary to the landmark preservation advisory board. now our historic preservation commission. and while i am immensely saddened by your departure, i want to wish you the most wondrous time in your retirement on behalf of the board of supervisors. congratulations for weathering the storm, ms. green. the floor is yours. [applause] [laughter] my coworkers, they're so wonderful. thank you, supervisor peskin, who i lovingly call aaron. it's been a pleasure working for the city for almost 24 years. and i have to say the planning
department is the best department in the city and county of san francisco. so i appreciate everyone that i've worked with. and i appreciate all of you. i've had dealings with all of you at one point or another. so thank you so much. it's been a pleasure serving the city and county of san francisco. thank you. >> supervisor peskin: before i give you a certificate of honor and some flowers, director ram, come up here and show us what you and all your staff have brought. [laughter] and then we're going to go out in the hall and take a photograph of all of us. director ram, you want to say a few words. >> yes, thank you. i have been in denial about this retirement for a very long time and now that it's three days away, i'm not sure i know what to do about it. thank you to the board and supervisor for recognizing andrea. she's the hearted on soul of the department. not just the gatekeeper, but the den mother of the department. she has been such a joy to work
with. her smile is indeed infectious. we're going to keep these in the office. i want to say, publicly thank her for the extraordinary work and keeping me on the straight narrow -- well, the narrow anyway. [laughter] thank you. [cheers and applause] >> president yee: okay. that brings us to supervisor safai. >> supervisor safai: great, thank you. thank you, mr. president. i am so honored today, i want to
bring up our local teacher, mr. mark rosenberg -- [cheers and applause] -- from monroe elementary. i'm going to give a little background on mr. rosenberg, but i'll just say before that, i had a wonderful pleasure of meeting him a number of years ago in the community at a local fair. then this year i was invited to be part of his local civics educational opportunity in his class, but i'll get back to that. mr. rosenberg is an incredible, incredible third grade teacher who i've had the privilege of working with and knowing that works at monroe elementary school in the excelsior. he's been there since 2001. he was born in nairobi, kenya. his parents were working in the peace corps. and he lived there for about six months in the early 70s and moved back to the bay area
settling here in the late 70s. he attended public school all the way to graduation. as a young child, mr. rosenberg had many career dreams -- this is important because he's incorporated these into all the work he does. teacher, firefighter, teacher, rock star, writer, teacher, professor, actor, depressing singer-songwriter, and always back to teacher. if any of you know mr. rosenberg or if any of you have visited had is class -- i see parents and friends in the audience -- he incorporates every single one of these into his -- of these professions into his unique style of teaching, which the kids absolutely adore. just as a little footnote, when i visited his class, he has a wall and a microphone where he asks the kids if they have any jokes to do standup comedy and
incorporate that into the daily routine. you don't get to leave the class until you tell a joke. we should do that here on the board [laughter]. his first teaching opportunity began in 1997 as a substitute in east san jose. after a strong talking to from his mother, who didn't want him -- her son drifting and wasting his potential, he jumped in deeply into becoming a credentialed teacher and worked on that at san francisco state. after that he was placed at long fellow elementary school as a 5th grade and then a 1st grade and then finally monroe elementary school. his journey has been one of growth. he will tell you his early years had been a time of failing, trying, having all the creativity in the world, but no systematic management and being too stern and being that room
where he begged and screamed every day. but around year three in his teaching, he started to find his groove and his true voice. he blended all of the experience and teaching personality to bring a strict joyful weird environment. he teaches in costumes, in characters, wearing dresses, overalls, masks, to become book characters, song characters, writing songs to teach curriculum. he teaches about the ongoing fight for civil rights. he combats homophobia in the classroom, but conversations with quality and he works in every way he can toward a more perfect union. he has brought his incredible dog moechy into the classroom as a reading therapy dog. my daughter is in third grade the same time i was visiting his
class, the letters i got from his children and seeing them read, i was so impressed by how far ahead they were. every single one of them was fully engaged in the classroom. he has invited members of the community, lawyers, board of education members, supervisors, artists, doctors, custodians, chefs, parents, musicians, anyone of the like to come to the classroom to come speak to his students and engage in the educational environment. the students have written letters to the obamas, written later to may jamison, phillip glass, among others. authors, song writers. i ask mr. rosenberg, how does he teach kids and instill hope in the current political climate? he told me, we move on, undeterred with passion, music, knowledge and joy. these kids will make a better future of our broken country. mr. rosenberg, thank you for all
the hope and love that you instill into the learning environment in your classroom and our children. i am so honored to have you here today and have you been such an important member of the district 11 community and the educational environment and look forward to you impacting your generation for years to come. thank you for being here today. [cheers and applause] thank you. >> i will try to keep it brief. some of you have been here in my classroom before. one of the messages i wanted to say is come into the rooms. i really mean that. not just to my room. behind me in this room are many teachers who have been teaching longer than i have and have so many things they give and i just want the board. a couple of years ago matt haney
came into my room and made a huge impact. i want kids to be able to see they can sit where you sit right now. the place where you're making the decisions you're making. i'll also plug for my classroom because i have a mayor and vice-mayor elected, a board of education, board of supervisors. among other jobs. and they sometimes now tell me what to do because they become my boss. and it's an honor being in this room. my friends that are here, my family that is here, i just feel very lucky to stand here and kind of overwhelmed. it's kind of a weird experience to have people say so many nice things about you when you're standing sort of nervous. i've been teaching at monroe since 2001 and i want to finish by saying there are so many teachers that have been teaching in the classroom longer than i have and have done so many
things and i want to push for a city and an environment where we honor the veteran classroom teachers. that we look at it as a place we want people to stay in the classroom. that is just what i wanted to say. thank you to everyone. thank you to my wife pat who is here and daughter nina. i love very much. she is a teaching colleague. my daughter comes into my classroom and she teaches as well with me with my students using sign language. and as i say to people, she's stricter than i am. so it's true. thank you from the bottom of my heart. i'm humbled. i don't feel like i deserve this, but thank you very much and i appreciate everyone here. [cheers and applause]
[cheers and applause] >> president yee: okay. supervisor brown, as soon as you're ready to start. you can go ahead and offer your commendation. >> supervisor brown: thank you. it's really rare that i can stand up here and actually honor someone that i've known for over 25 years. and is actually a friend of
mine. and i see you saying, has it been 25 years? yeah, it has. today in honor of pride month i would like to commend san francisco's pride parade and this year's grand marshal david faulk, aka, ms. vera. and anybody that doesn't know ms. vera, can we put the overhead up for ms. vera? yes. miss vera is an inspiring character created in 1994 by david faulk. but there is a reason miss vera was actually created. and i was around when miss vera appeared. and michael and his partner, can you stand next to him? because you two are a pair.
he name is michael, but we all call him tina. back in the days, tina and i actually were artists when we were in our 20s, early 30s, living the artist life in warehouses south of market and having a good time. tina was one of the first people diagnosed with aids in san francisco. and i can't tell you, maybe three times i went to the hospital to say goodbye to you. but through all these years, he survived and he thrived. but one time when michael -- tina was in the hospital, miss vera, david, created miss vera and came to the hospital and actually had him go out in costume to make michael laugh, because michael didn't have much
energy to laugh. and what started was that miss vera actually honored the spirit of the many creative people that was lost to the aids crisis and epidemic. the various articles of his costumes are made with recycled materials. he uses fake finger nails for teeth and paints them. i mean, you cannot believe all the different things he uses for his costumes. and now more than he has over 50 people -- he dresses over 50 people revelers actually, to march in concert what we call vera sphere. every year since 1995, they have
marched in the pride parade. and when they first decided to march in the pride parade in 1995, many of you were here, this was a time we were fighting for resources for aids and crisis that was happening. and i remember a lot of people didn't want to go to pride parade then because they were angry and they were like, what are we celebrating? people are dying, our friends are dying. but michael and david went to the pride parade dressed up, brought a few people and made people laugh. and had fun. and at these public events and workshops throughout the bay area, miss vera and vera-sphere has been encouraging people to experiment by using non-traditional costumes at the pride parade.
vera-sphere has marched so many years, i think every time i go there i look for to you to find what you're doing now and what you're dressed up. every year, they actually steal the front page of "the chronicle". nobody else gets the kind of attention in those costumes like they do. i actually would love and recommend everyone watch this actually beautiful film that kqqed did on them. it's a 20-minute short called vera-sphere, a love story in costume. it's probably one of the most powerful and beautiful shorts i've ever watched. i just want to thank you from your friends for so many years for being here for all of us. and for actually entertaining the crowds and supporting local agencies such as lgbtq center, the spca, san francisco library
book mobile. your hard work and creativity will forever impact us, your friends in san francisco and the lgbtq community. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, supervisor brown. and thank you to san francisco for being a place where doing something that is a little hard to figure out is not only tolerated, it's celebrated. and we have been doing this for a quarter of a century. when we started, we were prepared to go. but we are still here. and the city is still welcoming us. so even though we started out from kind of somber space over the years because it's san francisco it has transformed into a welcoming. it's still hard to figure out
experience that people -- they just respond to it. it's a city that people come here looking for certain acceptance of alternatives and i just try and manifest that. and share it with people. give them an art experience that is not a commercial one, or you know, it's a body of work that people respond to. and as an artist, it's been a thrill to do it. and it's certainly a thrill to be acknowledged and honored for it by the city and the board of supervisors as well. so thank you. thank you for all of that and i'm going to let my partner michael say something. >> thank you, supervisor brown and all of you. i just wanted to highlight the fact that we are in several categories long-term survivors, at risk with our rental
situations, lost our art studios. we hang on, but we are a speck of dust compared to the numbers of creatives and long-term survivors that are able to live here. i feel incredibly lucky to be here. i watch and follow everything that you all do on our behalf. transgender, intergenerational, senior housing, everything, my entire exist. i want to thank you all for your efforts in these overwhelming times. >> yeah. we are really relying on you and you are stepping up, so thank you. the city has done great by me and we're here and we're here. so that's that. thank you. [applause]
>> president yee: thank you, david and michael. see you at pride. could i have a motion to excuse supervisor ronen since she fell ill, she's out of the meeting. motion made by supervisor peskin, seconded by supervisor haney. if there is no objection, then the motion passes. supervisor fewer. would you like to rescind the vote. >> supervisor fewer: i would like to make a motion to rescind item number 41. are we done with commendations?
>> president yee: there is a motion to rescind. with no objection, seconded by supervisor stefani, with no objection then, the vote is rescinded. could i have roll call on item number 41? >> clerk: supervisor walton aye. yee aye. brown absent. fewer aye. haney aye. mandelman aye. mar aye. peskin aye. ronen is excused. safai aye. stefani aye. there are nine ayes. >> president yee: okay, without objection -- then this 41 is what? passed on first reading?
>> this is named the north of market tenderloin benefit district pursuant to the board resolutions we've adopted on april 23rd. the proposed district is approximately 800 identified parcels located on approximately 41 whole or partial blocks. details of the covered area are in the file. at the conclusion of the public hearing, the department of elections will tabulate the ballots and report to the board of supervisors and members of the public may view the ballot tabotabtatabootab tabulation.
the public testimony will be as follows. we will hear from all speakers in support and each speaker will have two minutes and we will hear from all speakers in opposition and during the hearing, a property owner who has not voted yet or who wishes to change their vote may speak with the department of election's staff. they are a table just outside at the board chamber and provide you with the affidavit and board plot. the ballot will be counted. before we begin, supervisor hainey, would you like to make
any opening remarks? >> thank you. i will make brief remarks before i turn it over to chris corgus. but i want to say that this is a community benefit district that i know firsthand does a tremendous job in our community. i live in the tern loin an tends not a day that goes by where i don't walk by and see the positive impacts of all are doing. this morning i was walking to city hall down hyde street, helped across the street by the safe passage volunteers, walking down sidewalks that were pressure washed by tlcbd folks and just appreciating not just everything you all do but the way that you do it. i especially appreciate the approach that you've taken to putting people to work who need jobs, especially in our
community. and also taking the approach that understands that if we'll be successful in the tenderloin, we have to do it in an inclusive way to make sure residents are heard. sometimes that's property owners and sometimes not property owners and everybody has a seat at the table as we're thinking about the kind of community we want. so i got to look at some of your policies around harm reduction and racial equity and i think you're demonstrating what cb ds can be in a community. i'll turn it over to chris to talk about the millions of pounds of trash and numbers and some of the exciting plans that you have, but what i'll say to the board is that we established this known as the tenderloin cbd in 2005 for 15 years.
i hope that you all will support this as introducing the cbd's renewal. i appreciate the partnership you all have had and i'm excited about some of the changes and some of the goals and some of the vision that the cbd has for the impact on our community. with that, i'll turn it over to chris corgus from oewd who will present. >> thank you. good afternoon. i'm the senior programme manager of the office of economic and workforce development. i oversee the community benefit programme on behalf of the city. this is a renewal and expansion of the existing north of market tenderloin community benefit district. i would like to thank supervisor hainey and his staff, particularly honth honthy mow .
i would like to think you for your commitment as a model for all summations and renewals. now i would like to thank all. and to present about what's to come in the tenderloin cbd as the executive terror, simon bertrane. >> good afternoon. i will give a brief presentation on what is in the assessment renewal proposal and what are current services are.
the proposed assessment renewal will be a new 15-year term starting january 1, 2020. there will be changes to the boundary and it will be a continuation and pensio expansin cleaning, safety and neighborhood prid pride program. it will go to 1.1 million to under 2 million a year. here is a map in light blue with additional areas in dark blue. i the north side of west f farreell. a section of the tenderloin cbd is not going to be included in the proposed district and instead, it will be included in the civic centre cbd proposal.
the tlcbd budget with that $2 million in assessment, this shows a break-down of most of the money, 60% is spent on supplemental services. i'm describe what those are. there's a 15% spent on marketing and economic development, as well as money set aside for administration. we have a framework at the tenderloin cbd for what we envision for a healthy neighborhood. we mean all of the people that live, work and visit the tern lointenderloin including peoplen the streets, unhoused. our primary focus is at the top in the clean, safe and trying to make inviting public spaces for people but we work on neighborhood pride, economic opportunity and improvements around those areas. our clean programme, just to hit
the statistics, we picked up over 350,000 pounds of trash this year, removed 22,000 needles, addressed 6,000 graffiti and stickers and pressure-washed over 3,000 blocks in addition to addressing over 3600 individual instances of human and animal waste. with the new assessment, we are proposing to bring a microneighborhood approach to the cleaning of the tenderloin. we're breaking it up into seven smaller areas and there will be a member assigned to each of the areas with multiple passes a day on the frontages there and getting to know the unique circumstances, the residents, businesses, the building managers, the people on street to do a better job of cleaning the street. tout we also run a safe programme which is primarily tender loin safe passage which started by neighborhood moms to
help kids get to and from school safely. we now have dozens of volunteers a day who come in morning and afternoon to help kids and seniors navigate the sidewalks and also get across the congestion and dangerous streets everyday in the morning and afternoon. we are also working with a number of block safety groups that neighborhood residents and stakeholders that are interested in a way to make sidewalks safer and more inviting for everyone there. we support training for them, as well as physical improvements to those blocks to improve the physical condition of the blocks and support them with safe passage corners and clean team. there's a camera programme which is a network of cameras which we are expanding. this year we expect to double the size of the network and it is for after the fact footage
that we produce -- we produce after-the-fact footage for the police, district attorney, public defender or private attorneys. our neighborhood pride programme tries to tell stories about the neighborhood. if you ride the news about the tenderloin, it's full of negativity and there's incredible people and businesses and energy in the tenderloin and we try to connect with those people and make sure that some of the stories out of the tenderloin are the positive kind that really showcase the strengths as one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in san francisco. last slide is about the details of the assessment formula. the assessment in the tenderloin is calculated on three factors, lot size, building size, length of sidewalk frontage and each of the factors is multiplied by a number to produce, as you see at the bottom, different rates for the square footages and linear footage.
the economic development is not assessed against the non-for-profit meaning there's a 20% lower assessment than on the for-profit property owners. i'll conclude the presentation and thank you very pitch. >> much. >> we'll open testimony on item number 50 and we will start with supporters of the assessment district. so if you are here to testify in support of the assessment district, public comment will begin. are there any individuals who would like to speak in support? first speaker, please. if you'll line to your right, my left. go ahead, sir. >> steve gibb sosteve gibson. i was the interim executive director for two and a half years in january of 206.
2016. i have come at this from a couple of different directions. i would like to speak from the point of view of past executive director. as you know we, the tenderloin s lacked the financial resources to properly addres address the quality-of life issues. they address the tenderloin issues and this renewal of the cbd addresses those issues. they have agreed to double their assessment, double their investment in the cbd and programmes. i strongly urge you to support the renewal of the cbd so they can continue to improve the quality of life for the families, the children and the seniors that call the tenderloin home. thank you.
>> next speaker. p. >> i want to renew the area, too and i want to redevelop it, too and get the 8,000 and 11 people that's homeless out in the street and 90% is in the tenderloin. i want to spend that money t for this. i'm real upset pup can build a three-story apartment building complex of 144 unite 144 units a
million dollars. you can build a 27-story tower with that amount of money than any building complex than you built. there's a three-story building, too, and cost just $1 million more, $57 million. so you talk about redeveloping the area of the tenderloin, i'mi move you have use these types of towers for the 8,011 homeless people countedp counted by the s bureau. is that clear some and by the same response, i want three of these buildings to be for people who need rehabilitation and need the behavioral self-services and who are suicidal and calling in and want to commit suicide. by the same response, it further flows with my demonstration, you have a homeless rate that's
increasing at 8,011. ok? the population is still growing as far as homelessness is concerned. by the same response, they've got nowhere to go because you keep building programmes with nothing to do with housing. you all you want to do is having housing programmes. it say you've got shelter services and mental services, you short there, too. >> thank you, next speaker. >> good afternoon.
i'm curtis bradford, i'm a long-time tenderloin responsibilities to speak in support of the lcbd. they provide great service for the tenderloin neighborhood. like matt was saying, i work and live in the neighborhood and i walk to work and safe escorts across the intersection to get to my won't be. job. they're there and they greet me by name and these are community members that live in the neighborhood, as well. pothey provide a great service d i appreciate them being there. you know, i've gotten to know the clean them team that cleansy block and it's great to have that relationship. so they're providing more than just the cleaning. but i want to say for purposes of disclosure -- first of all, i'm proud of the fact that i think the tlcbd is, perhaps, one of the, if not the most progressive benefit district in the nation.
tou.that's not an accident. there was a lot of intentionality around thinking about and stretching the plan of what cbd can mean in a community. and servings as a low income sro resident of the tenderloin on the board, i would like to think i played some small part in moving them along. but the truth is, they've been work wig community organizations robustly to try to think about and envision what cbd can mean for the whole community. so i really appreciate their effort and i hope you can support them. thank you. >> next speaker. >> good afternoon. i'm dale seymour from the tenderloin. i've been here 35 years. i've have two businesses that total about 15 years. so i'm familiar with the tlcbd.
you know, they're just a tailly organization. daily organization. the good thing, these folks are tenderloin residents. so we get to see our neighbors at work. we get to see our neighbors making money. because of a grant that i got from the tlcg about ten years ago, i was able to get my organization start and now we employ five people from the community. so there are a lot of things he didn't present in his recommendatiohispresentation. the people are friendly and it's just a way of life. tenderloin could be worse without this organization and i think the tlcbd is the model for all in the city. it was one of the first and the most challenging neighborhood in the city and because of them, that neighborhood is n nowhere s challenging. so i implore you to support this assessment. thank you.
>> next speaker, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is steven genes for st. passage. if it wasn't for them, i won be wouldn't be standing here before you. i want to talk about vision ze zero. i'm not sure how many people have died because of being hit by a car in san francisco, but it is outrageous, the number. it's three or four in the last two, three months. now we have st. passage set up foupto help children gave gate e through and we have st. passage
that helps seniors in the morning. why not have them to help not get hit by cars where the amount of people hit is at the highest risk. we've got an organization set up. it wouldn't take a lot of money or a lot of effort to switch gears and have a certain part of safe passage do that. i mean if we're concerned about human life and if we want to do something like vision zero, to obtain vision zero, it's in play, safe passage. so i would urge you to spend a lot more than just $2 million. if you people are serious about vision zero, then do something about it. safe passage is the thing to do. >> my name is renee colorado and
i operate the restaurant group. we have four and a final one opening in a month along larkin street. i can say personally, i was a community organizer and advocate in the tenderloin and i myself am overwhelmed at times. having the organization with a group of people that care so much about the entire neighborhood, not just the residents, but the businesses there. i myself just based on the tlcbd and the services they provide and hope they bring to the neighborhood, we locat advocatee other businesses to open on my recommendation and this was due in part because of the support tlcbd is providing. the improvements that have been
made in the tern loin. tenderloin. e they not only clean streets but come into our businesses and they bring our street patrol, our police officers by and introduce them and they're kind of -- they're the glue that bind the tenderloin together, everyone. announcement i'm here to implore you to renew them for another ten years. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hi. i'm mike, the club director for boys and girl's club of san francisco and thank you all for your time today. i was first introduced to the tlcbd through the safe passage programme. coming in, i understood some of the situations that was already here in the tenderloin and to see safe passage out after
school everyday with volunteers really invested into the safety of our family and kids was inspiring for me. as i continue to work here, i saw other organizations out there doing amazing work. watching them clea clean the sts and picku pick up needles. as i continue to look at how we can make imminent improvements e neighborhood, this is really possible. they've been a great connector of multiple agency, of organization. they work closely with different city departments and able to do with the renewal of the assessment is off the charts. i'm definitely here in support of the tlcbd.
>> next speaker. >> good afternoon. my name a raymond gonzalez. we are i an organization that helps adults experiencing homelessness by providing a sense of community and meaningful daily community. our team members learn life skills and do this by creating a vibrant community. they have about 80 team member who have come from the tenderloin district. since we've been there, we've picked up over 250,000 pounds of trash and 22,000 needles and employed 19,000 individuals and have housed six individuals, as well. and so i just want to say that we support the tlcbd and renew it and without that, we are now able to restore and frida bringr
unhoused individuals in. when i was talking to a team lead, i said why do you like being part of the tenderloin district. he say it gives me and sense of purpose and me and my crew a sense of purpose and we support the renewal. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. i'm a corner captain with safe passage for three years now. i'm one of the many corner captains who help cross our residents of the neighborhoods in the morning and afternoon.
we are giving back and making it safer for everyone and we love our job. i would not be here without their help and being a part of this community. and i strongly urge you guys to please renew the agreement with the tlcbd for another 15 years. we did mistake work as previously mentioned and will be mentioned after me. so please let us keep doing the job we're doing of making the quality of life in our neighborhood safer and better for residents and business owners. thank you. >> next speaker. >> i work for safe passage and i am the tenderloin and i've been on both sides of the fence.
if you're having trouble making decision, go there and rent one of those room and you'll see how important it is, how much help is needed. the gentleman mentioned shelters and shelters are fine. they need clean, too, because people sleep on the street than the shelter. so you need better support. human kindness is what it take. if we show human kindness and remember these people are people, too, you know, you don't kick them why they down. we do what we can for our people. we are the tenderloin.
as mom to kids, i feel it's very important not for only today but important for our future, for our kids. thank you so much. and support the t colleglcbd. thank you. >> good afternoon. i am the community organizing director for the tenderloin housing board. i'm the president of the board. in my day job, i work closely with tlcbd because a lot of our values and work insect with each other in terms of block safety group or many leaders of safe passage have come from various programmes in our work in tenderloin. i just want to urge and hope for your support for renewing the
tlcbd. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. i'm the executive director of operations at uc hastings law. we have an amazing partnership we're benefited from of the services they provide. we've partnered with them in workforce development, as well as most recently, network community camera project, but in addition to that, it's just the care they provide and communication that they provide stating to all members of the tenderloin this is truly a community that matters. so we think it's critically important that this is