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is a patio that my daughter uses she has her furniture out there and her grille. miss franklin can walk over to the washer dryer. she walks over to get to the washer dryer which is on the base, but other than this -- other than that, yes, it is just for us. >> thank you. >> i wanted to emphasize a couple things that you said to make sure i'm hearing correctly. with the window opening, it sounds like the information initially submitted was what you're contractor gave you to say here is an idea of what we're thinking about. >> that is what we had the end of april. his we gave that to the h.o.a. for review. >> i want to clarify, you are not planning to decrease the window opening sizes? >> we are not decreasing the frame opening. we're taking the window out and we are putting a replacement window in. there is a frame left and right because it is a complete functional unit that gets put in with the replacement project.
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so it might be a little smaller, but what i have had with the manufacturer's drawing for our exact window frame, but again, as stated, the existing building code for replacement windows states if it is the largest possible manufacturer's window in the raw opening that you have , then you are exempt from egress. that is what it clearly states. so even if we lose an inch or two, we are still within -- >> it seems like you're trying your best to find windows that fit the openings as best as you can. >> yeah. we agreed, as we agreed in the meeting, all the windows would be the same size and so they all look the same. we agreed on casement as opposed to the single hung that we had originally thought we had -- that we would do because that would produce the opening because it is lower.
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>> got it. thank you. >> thank you. will now hear from the planning department. >> thank you. scott sanchez, planning department. the board has her the appeals of window permits before and often the ones before you are the ones were planning department has denied a permit to legalize window replacement. this is not the case. this is the permit to allow for replacement of the same opening of a window that is not on a façade that is viewable from the public right-of-way. the planning department does not typically review window replacements that don't have a change on the size of opening if they are not visible. the exception would be for certain historic buildings, in particular for the landmark buildings, and then we are looking at all of the façades, and you could need a certificate of appropriateness to allow such a change, even if it is in the same opening.
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in terms of the window here that they are proposing to replace it with, it is within, it is a historic resource. the property is within the eligible panhandle for the historic district. because of that, does have a heightened level or view. does not appear that this was routed to planning for review, but was discussed with planning staff. this is not how he would have handled it. they say typically for such applications where there is a change in the size of the opening that is not visible from the public right-of-way, and kind of more of a courtyard area , it would and a permit. it looks like d.b. i did it for us in this case. i don't see any issue and staff reviewed the proposal and they didn't have any issue with the proposal. you are well aware the department has stringent parameters for windows. there are different policies and
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procedures when they are not visible from a public right-of-way. and wally would generally always want to have, you know, a starkly accurate replacement even if it is not required, it is just not required in this case and, you know, windows can be inferior products and have the longevity of wood windows or clad windows, it would not be a requirement to do those replacement windows. so with that, we don't have an issue with the subject permit. it was noted web of the o.g. logs, did seen the replace and windows that were done above, i did not cog logs on those windows. they looked to be of nice quality from the photo, but the other windows that have been replaced on the back are not full historic replicas either. i can see the desire from the h.o.a.'s perspective of wanting to have perspective -- consistent façades for windows. and that is what we strive for in the façades of buildings, and
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that is why when we have condo conversions, we have height and level for review. for windows we scan to see how the windows have been replaced because once a condo process happens, they can be a lot more difficult to get compliance for window replacements. so that is one of the triggers. and often the permits we bring before you are those kinds of cases. in short, and i'm probably being too long, it does not violate the planning code. thank you. >> one question for you. i think the permit holder claim to the windows have been replaced and the other unit in 1980. do you have any record of that? >> i did not review the permit replacement. >> thank you. >> thank you. mr. duffy? >> commissioners, joe duffy, d.b.i. this building permit is a pretty typical, easily issued standard building permit for replacement of six windows on the back not visible from the street.
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it was an issue over the kind of approval. these are usually pretty easy. applied and issued on the 30th n the 15th of may. just a couple of things. the permit looks properly reviewed and approved. he did not get taken to planning we typically don't -- in our permit tracking system, if it was a landmark status and that but -- and that building should show up as a little taken a box, and then that would tell staff that we have to send it to planning or intake staff. there is no mistakes there. the fire department sometimes do review projects, and in these types of buildings when there are three or more units, however , due to the cause of this, with only $3,000, just replacing windows, we do not write those to the planning or the fire department. i believe it has to be 50,000-dollar more project before we do that, or if it was
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sprinkler work or fire life safety work, then the fire department would do that. and a couple of things in the brief and in the comments there, the gentleman spoke about the california existing building code. i read that little bit differently. basically, and egress, i will try to make it simple, if you have a window in a bedroom and it does not meet the current requirements of 20 inches wide minimum clear, 24 inches height minimum, 5.7 square feet in the clear opening, in the window is within 44 inches of the floor, if you don't have that and you want to change or windows, we are not going to let you go any less than that. you if you can make it bigger, great, but we're not going to let you lessen that. the part that i read about in
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the california existing building code, which actually i was not that familiar with until i looked it up, but when windows are required for emergency escape and rescue openings, this building it was in our two. the window shall be exempt from the requirements of the section 1030, 1030.3, 1030.5, which is the california building code. provided replacement windows may supply conditions. and below that, the replacement window is the manufacturer's largest standard window that will fit within the existing framework. the replacement window shall be permitted to be one of the same operating size as the existing window or style that provides for an equal or greater window opening then the existing window so we don't -- we go equal or greater but not smaller. there is a claim by the appellant that that opening is a little bit smaller. we don't want that, and i don't know if that is the case or not.
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it was just in the brief. but maybe we put some language in there that we are going to uphold the permit that the existing egress opening, with, and height, be maintained in the new windows. that might change the order or style, but again, it is a pity they couldn't work it out. i encourage them to get together and figure this out. it is unfortunate a permit of this magnitude, of this so small ends up here front of you. hopefully they can figure it out i am available for questions. >> thank you. >> thank you. is there any public comment on this item? we will move on to rebuttal. you have three minutes. >> this is a picture of the existing window. the one on the right is the
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replacement vinyl window that the other one of my clients illegally installed. you can see is a pretty dramatic difference in terms of what it will look like. i think, based on joe's commentary just now, the replacement of the window will definitely, significantly reduce the overall clear opening area and it would be noncompliant. the only other thing is that i think, i will talk for just one second, our upstairs neighbor is also here if you have questions for her, but in reference your question about the 1981 permit, there is a legalization current on file for that downstairs units. i went through 40 hours of deep dive history trying to find when it was originally built. it does say there was a finished basement in the original 1891 for sale adds. there were permits referenced. four units in the 1960s, and a permit in the 1960s to remove a basement unit. there has been a unit down there for a really long time. the drawings are sort of unclear
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legalization sometimes try to guess at what might have been there and show what is there. i tried to reach the original architect from that. i called a lot of people. it is indeterminate. i don't know, even if they are not, they're consistent with his dark character of the building and i would hate to see it change. this is my most important space. i love this building and i cannot see it defaced. this is a disfigurement for me of the building. it will also compromise the waterproofing assembly and make the unit less safe by reducing the clear opening size for their own daughter and her future owners. thank you. >> there was an assertion that the other windows in the rear of the building had also been replaced in other units. can you speak to that at all? >> i did my unit about three years ago upstairs. there was -- you can kind of see here where the latter is. this is an old picture from before they moved in. the window by the latter is a
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glass -- >> it has the red dots around it >> to the left of it by the latter. that is glass panels on a hinge that open and close. i replaced that. and then the windows in the back of her unit are not historic, they were remodelled. my guess was in the sixties, they were renovation permits from the sixties. when i did my unit a tour mine out and change the proportion and sizes to match the historic character of my dining room windows. >> thank you. >> so are all your windows matching by the same manufacturer? >> yes, except for the original existing 1891 window. >> when did you install those? >> three years ago. >> were the owners downstairs there at that time? >> no, they purchased their unit pretty much in that same period of time. >> was there much discussion on the style when you chose your windows with your neighbors? >> with the upstairs neighbor,
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definitely. the downstairs neighbor at that time was not living at the property. she had a renter. >> okay. thank you. >> thank thank you. we will now here from mr. me shaw. you have three minutes. >> unlock went to talk about the egress stuff anymore. i think we heard enough about that. regarding the defacing of this building, i have to say that just take a look at exhibit 1. i think it is one or two that shows all kinds of different views of the different windows that have been installed in the back, and you can see that all the windows that were installed. there are so many different windows. they have insect screens, they have no o.g. locks, they are white in color because that is what you buy today when you get
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these things, they are white. our windows look exactly like that. they have no wider frame than those, they are white, so if anything, they will match the windows above them and they will not look any different than that i don't know. is anything else i can address for you guys? any other questions? >> i think the only thing, and i tried to beat a dead horse here, but i think we just want to make sure that we are maintaining the same size opening. i think earlier she was saying you are largest -- using the largest and that is what you are required to do. using the mark -- the largest size that you can. you're saying they're still there still would be a little bit -- it is not as big as the opening, or you are not sure what the size is. >> i'm not sure because we don't have the manufacturer's drawings i have to say that i assume
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there will be -- they will be slightly smaller. you're putting in a complete functioning unit into the existing frame. we have a chance to make that a little better, but because the frame has a trim around it, it is about 1 inch wide, so if we take that off and install into the frame instead of on the trim , we are getting another 2 inches. so we will do our best to get the largest opening we can get with a replacement window. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> mr. sanchez? >> thank you. in response to that question about permitting for the window replacement in 2015, there was a permit to do a kitchen remodel for one of the upstairs units and replace three windows and rear building similar to the permit that was on appeal before you.
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it was not brought to the planning department for review. to reiterate our point from last time, is we do prefer the historically accurate the wood to wood, same size, that is all preferred, but if -- there is no requirement under our guidelines for this to be a wood window other then a clod window, and final. vinyl is not ideal, and we agree with the appellants that visually, having consistency of the window would be preferred, but not a requirement under the code. this is one of the issues we can have with h.o.a. and with condo buildings, unfortunately. with that, i'm available for any questions. >> do you remember the old commercial, vinyl is final? >> thank you. mr. duffy?
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>> phil duffy, d.b.i. just to reiterate, the opening cannot be smaller. doing your best is not -- it has to be equal or greater, it can't be smaller. these are important parts. it let's the fire department get in if there's a fire of it let's people get out. it has to maintain or make it better. you can't do his best. if his best is smaller, that will not work for our code. i just want to reiterate that. does a simple enough thing, but it is an important thing. i don't want to lessen the importance of it. >> great, thank you. >> i have a question for the appellant again. when you replaced your windows, did you put new construction within, or did you remodel? >> i did new construction within i did knew siding across the back.
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>> thank you. >> thank you. commissioners, this matter is submitted. >> does anybody want to comment? does anyone want to comment? >> i think with both departments and they have told us what is allowable, and at which point most of this potentially is an h.o.a. situation, which is not review to this body. i am willing to deny the appeal that the permit was properly issued. >> i'm not going to go that way. i think this needs to be conditioned as was suggested so that you grabbed the appeal on condition of the permit on the basis that the window needs to equate to the current opening. >> but that is already a requirement. >> i am more comfortable with and's direction. it is the same thing, but makes it very clear with some
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parameters. >> i thought inspector duffy suggested or somebody did that we do that. >> can i clarify for a second, it is just one egress window. there's just one egress window that is under consideration. or do all the window opening sizes need to be the same? >> no, that would be right. good only be in the bedrooms, and only one of the windows. bedroom windows, at least one window in each bedroom to maintain the current opening. the current opening size and width. >> i would agree with that. i think it is important for safety. this is what is needed. >> the permit itself says replace windows, same size. we want to grind in that the sizes of size, that is what it is. you can't make it smaller.
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>> so doesn't need the condition because that is what the permit says? >> i think it will help with what we want. i don't know where it's going to go after this, but it could end up in d.b.i.'s lap, and that lease we will have some guidance it cannot be less. the egress size cannot be lessened. something like that. >> i think after you could maybe sit down and have a chat with the property owner. >> absolutely. if he gets identical windows, you just go to a window shop and tell them you want the same windows, then you've got the same thing. >> but what he is saying is that the retrofit is going to be -- >> you can't do that. we have all replace windows. you can get the same one. >> so you will be making that motion? >> yes. [laughter] with a little help from my friends. >> so we have a motion from vice
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president lazarus to grabs the appeal and issue the permit on the condition that it be revised to require that the opening of the bedroom window be the same size as the current opening. on what basis? >> the basis that that will make it code compliant. >> on the basis will make it code compliant. on that motion... [roll call] that motion carries 4-0. >> thank you. we will just wait a moment for commissioner condo to return. >> he is hungry. >> okay. we are back to item number 9. appeal number 19-056.
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did the parties reach an agreement? >> we have. ryan patterson for the permit holder, i appreciate the time to talk. we have been out in the hallway talking. >> no blood. >> we have agreed that the appellant is going to withdraw the appeal. we are going to cancel the permit promptly with d.b.i. and we are going to meet in the immediate future prior to the hearing for the lawsuit. if the board is board is amenable to that. >> we are because it is up to you guys to work it out otherwise you will be back here again. >> so should be continue it until they cancel it then accept the withdrawal so that way it ensures the permit will be cancelled? >> that is what we were going to say. >> i think that is appropriate. >> and that will happen administratively. each of us will sign the form
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and the rest will happen administratively. >> shall we make a motion to continue the item to some arbitrary date and then if it is cancelled -- >> then i can dismiss it. we don't even need a withdrawal. >> exactly. >> let's do that. >> a motion to continue the item until -- until whatever what everybody wants. >> his or any public comment on the item? okay. did you want to continue it to the next hearing, july 31st? >> is that enough time for you to cancel the permit? >> we are able to sign the forms immediately if d.b.i. is able to process that within a week. >> yeah. perfect. >> excellent. two weeks maybe more appropriate for cancellation.
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>> i would actually like it to be cancelled by july 31st because there is a separate legal action pending. i am willing to go -- >> a week is fine because you don't need -- >> our next meeting is and two weeks. >> so whatever the next meeting day is -- >> july 31st, that is two weeks from now. >> i could administratively dismiss it once i receive it. >> in the interim it is the hope that it would be dismissed. >> this is just a window of time okay. is this a motion? >> yes. >> we have mr. david would like to address the board. >> sorry commissioners, when these cancellations come in, we do need to lift the suspension of the permit in order to cancel it. i can't cancel the permanent -- the permit. is actually back in a reinstated
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state for like 30 seconds and then it is cancelled, just looked to let the permit holder look when we are in the middle of doing it. i can expedite the cancellation if i get a copy of the building permit, a cancellation form as early as tomorrow morning. it can be brought up through our finance people and then once i get it in my possession, i can go in. i would requested from mr. rosenberg that i just let her know that we will let the system -- let the suspension cancel the project. >> that can happen before the end of this week. >> thank you. we have a motion from president swig to continue this matter to july 31st so that we give time for the parties to cancel the permit. on that motion... [roll call] that motion carries 4-0. this concludes the hearing.
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>> we are done. >> thank you.
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>> we are so excited -- i am cheryl lynn adams, director of market street youth services, and we work with young people to 24 who need laundry or place to hangout or come in from outside to get the tools they need to begin to resolve their homelessness. we have lots of programs and lots of educational and behavioral health supports that are here throughout the city. we are excited to be here with our partners to launch or to be a small part of the effort to
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address child trafficking. larkin street started years ago with huckleberry to fight youth trafficking. we know without intervention on the streets, children are at high risk for trafficking if we don't get to them soon. i think the most wonderful thing about this partnership is the prevention and the early intervention and the collaboration and us bringing together so many partners to work on this issue in a very profound way. we're excited to be here and excited to be a small part of it. and i am always honored and delighted to get to introduce our -- our mayor. mayor breed has been in office for just about a year now, right -- tomorrow?
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wow. [applause] >> she has been an active supporter of homelessness, of youth homelessness, of diamond youth shelter, which is one of the -- our part in this project, and so much more in the city to support young people to help all -- to help so many of us -- so many residents in san francisco thrive, and i am deeply honored to introduce you this morning, so welcome. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: thank you. i am excited to be here. thank you, cheryl lynn, and thank you to larkin street for all the work that you continue to do to support young people in san francisco and huckaberry, i'm excited to have this organization as well as other organizations for partnering what we are announcing today, which is a $9.3 million grant from the department of social services
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for the state of california, which is absolutely incredible. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: this was a very competitive grant, and it was awarded to ten partnering organizations who helped to deal with the challenges that we know sadly so many of our young people face around sexual exploitation. in fact, in 2017 in san francisco, we had over 300 reported cases from young people of sexual exploitation. and in most cases, they were women of color and women from our lgbtq community. we know that just last year, cheryl lynn and the folks from larkin street, we announced the rising up campaign where we are determined and committed to end youth homelessness in san francisco, investing millions of dollars in providing the
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kinds of support and wraparound services that young people in order to get their lives on track. we know that all young people may not have that safety net, may not have that support. i did not have that support in my family. in fact, i was so lucky that i had a grandmother that took in my brothers and me and raised us. my grandmother was very strict, very focused, she determined to make sure she did everything she could to protect us. when young people don't have that safety net, when they don't have that support, when they don't have that protection, sadly, that's when they turn to predators and do things that they never thought they'd do. and this $9.3 million grant
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allows us to provide services and housing, and to track and find out what we can do better to keep this from happening in the first place. so i'm excite todd to see how is going to change the lives of so money youany young people i city. we are well on our way to addressing so many challenges that we know we face one at a time. it takes dedicated partners, it takes dedicated public servants, it takes dedicated people from the public community who care about addressing these issues, and so i want to thank each and every one of you for being here today. this is an amazing, amazing grant, and i am looking forward to the implementation and changes that i know are going
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to come forward as a result of this funding. thank you so much. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: and with that, i'd like to introduce the director for the commission on the status of women, emily murase. [applaus [applause] >> commissioner murase: thank you so much, mayor. i wanted to recognize the mayor for empowerment of youth and her focused commitment to housing individuals who are homeless. as you know, commercially sexually exploited children are mostly homeless. it's really one of the root causes of this problem, and now, it's my great pleasure to introduce the executive director and founder of freedom forward, alia whitney johnson and doug styles, my second grade classmate and director of
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huckleberry youth program. please give them a warm welcome. [applause] >> good morning. thank you, cheryl lynn for hosting us this morning, and thank you, mayor breed and commissioner murase for the work that you do on behalf of young people in our community. i realize that commercial sexual exploitation is a story of failures. times that we have failed to meet young people's needs, and these young people have taken their needs into their own hands. times to fail to respond with compassion when they needed us has added to their story. but within this story is a story of incredible youth
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brilliances, a story of navigating the system, a hustle that is purposely resourceful, resilient. knowledge that is absolutely critical if we want to build a vibrant, healthy system that works for all. these are the voices that we are centering in this continuum. they deserve choices, and they deserve a system that works for them and a voice in what that system should be. by ensuring young people are a part of our design process, and that we build in feedback loops to honor their input, we believe we will build a more effective system of care for all. so what is this collaborative that we're building and here today to announce? through this grant, we're bringing together 11 community partners to develop a continuum of services that we hope will meet youth where they are, recognizing that meaningful
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change is rarely linear and needs to meet youth when they are ready. this continuum includes five major components as well as a protocol for navigating those components and a rigorous evaluation. we hope to openly share our successes learned, and if effective, to replicate what works across the state. the five components of this continuum include first, a drop-in center where youth will be able to access services under one roof whether or not they identify as being exploited or currently being housed in the continuum. second, a launch pad shelter for youth transitioning from life on the streets or unsafe living situations. third, a short-term residential treatment program. fourth, a new model of family-based foster care right here in their community with wraparound support. and finally, 24-7 response and
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emergency services. family first will be leading the foster and family services. we a our role will be to facilitate and coordinate services from across our community, bringing the best our community has to offer, remaining accountable to what youth want. in early 2020, we also aim to launch our family-based foster care pilot. as many of you in this room now, problems in foster care
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often lead teams to being moved around -- teens to being moved around, isolated, surrounded by only professionals, far from loved ones and the people who they care most about. all of this instability and lock of connection makes an environment that's ripe for exploitation. we plan to pilot a new model of foster care that will provide stable family homes right here in their community and will wrap youth and families with both the professional support that they need as well as a real emphasis on the relationship with family and friends that youth want in their lives. this pilot will engage a great team of providers in what they do best, including family builders, west coast children's clinic, huckleberry youth programs, and this pilot will also include additional caregivers, who provide what grandmas do, like what mayor
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breed talked about, so often, aunties and grandmas show up to support our youth. as i step back and think about building a community where every young person can experience all that it means to be free, i want to end today with a quote from a young person who grew up right here in san francisco and was interviewed by our friends at the elements freedom center. she said, freedom is when we reach back and pull the next sibling with us because we see your brilliance, and we know that you will shine when surrounded by real love. let us pull each other with us, and let us all move forward with love as we move forward. thank you very much, and it is
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my pleasure to introduce doug styles, the executive director of huckleberry youth program [applause] >> thank you, alia. thank you, mayor breed. thank you, my classmate, emily. thank you to larkin for hosting this fabulous event. it's an incredible group of people for this collaboration that's been brought together. what we need to start with is that trafficking, sexual exploitation happens here in san francisco. these are our children. it is a systems issue, not an individual issue. no one chooses to be exploited. trafficking and exploitation inhibit the entire community
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from thriving. that's why we've all come together to change the trajectory of lives of young people affected by trafficking and exploitation and to prevent others from becoming more deeply involved. in 1967, huckleberry youth programs established the first youth shelter for run aways in the country, addressing reasons why people found themselves on the streets of san francisco. unfortunately, our 52 years of experience, we have seen too many young people commercially sexually exploited and too many young people at risk of human trafficking. but every day, we also experience the resiliency of young people. this project is an attempt to bring together various experts from various fields to provide the needed supports for young people to heal and to provide the chance and the necessary tools to reduce the risk of further exploitation.
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as one of the partners in this project, huckleberry youth programs will provide case manager and mental health support to divert young people to a safe and healthier life. our experience, working with adolescents in challenging situations, whether it's mental health counseling, juvenile court diversion, we know that young people thrive when they direct their own future. our process is to listen to each youth, hear their hopes and dreams, regardless of their current situation, to traem thtraem -- treat them as human beings and become a catalyst for changes. huckleberry youth services will be part of the crisis team to provide services to young people when are they need it the most. we'll be able to work with
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young people to maintain their current living situation, and for those with less permanent housing, a placement coordinator will help determine a safe living environment for their future. we will provide residential counseling staff. finally, if emergency shelter is needed, huckleberry house will provide temporary safe home environment. as a native san franciscan myself, raising my daughters in this city, i am very proud to see this collaboration come together and very excited to work with this incredible group of people. i look forward to a future where we no longer need these services or these programs. when all of our children are safe, healthy, treated justly, and are well educated.
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but we have a lot of work to get there. by working together with the support from the california department of social services, i believe we can build a stronger community. thank you. [applause] >> thank you so much, doug and alia. in closing, i want to introduce the san francisco continuum team, the department of the status of women, just give a wave. huckleberry, youth and family services, family builders, west coast children's clinic, edgewood center for children and families, claire's house, learning for action, berkeley human rights center, and of course larkin street youth
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services. [applause] >> finally, i want to give a shoutout to the mayor's office of human tracking. through these bodies, san francisco has odd voe indicated for critical services. through this grant, we're going to be tackling homeless service and housing options. i want to thank the housing advisory board and youth advisory committee for putting this all together. thank you for joining us. [applause] [♪]
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♪ homelessness in san francisco is considered the number 1 issue by most people who live here, and it doesn't just affect neighbors without a home, it affects all of us. is real way to combat that is to work together. it will take city departments and nonprofit providers and volunteers and companies and community members all coming together. [♪] >> the product homeless connect community day of service began about 15 years ago, and we have had 73 of them. what we do is we host and expo-style event, and we were the very force organization to do this but it worked so well that 250 other cities across the globe host their own. there's over 120 service providers at the event today, and they range anywhere from hygiene kits provided by the basics, 5% -- to prescription glasses and reading glasses,
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hearing tests, pet sitting, showers, medical services, flu shots, dental care, groceries, so many phenomenal service providers, and what makes it so unique is we ask that they provide that service today here it is an actual, tangible service people can leave with it. >> i am with the hearing and speech center of northern california, and we provide a variety of services including audiology, counselling, outreach, education, today we actually just do screening to see if someone has hearing loss. to follow updates when they come into the speech center and we do a full diagnostic hearing test, and we start the process of taking an impression of their year, deciding on which hearing aid will work best for them. if they have a smart phone, we make sure we get a smart phone that can connect to it, so they can stream phone calls, or use it for any other services that they need. >> san francisco has phenomenal social services to support people at risk of becoming homeless, are already experience and homelessness, but it is
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confusing, and there is a lot of waste. bringing everyone into the same space not only saves an average of 20 hours a week in navigating the system and waiting in line for different areas, it helps them talk, so if you need to sign up for medi-cal, what you need identification, you don't have to go to sacramento or wait in line at a d.m.v., you go across the hall to the d.m.v. to get your i.d. ♪ today we will probably see around 30 people, and averaging about 20 of this people coming to cs for follow-up service. >> for a participant to qualify for services, all they need to do is come to the event. we have a lot of people who are at risk of homelessness but not yet experiencing it, that today's event can ensure they stay house. many people coming to the event are here to receive one specific need such as signing up for medi-cal or learning about d.m.v. services, and then of course, most of the people who are tender people experiencing homelessness today. >> i am the representative for the volunteer central.
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we are the group that checks and all the volunteers that comment participate each day. on a typical day of service, we have anywhere between 40500 volunteers that we, back in, they get t-shirts, nametags, maps, and all the information they need to have a successful event. our participant escorts are a core part of our group, and they are the ones who help participants flow from the different service areas and help them find the different services that they needs. >> one of the ways we work closely with the department of homelessness and supportive housing is by working with homeless outreach teams. they come here, and these are the people that help you get into navigation centers, help you get into short-term shelter, and talk about housing-1st policies. we also work very closely with the department of public health to provide a lot of our services. >> we have all types of things that volunteers deal do on a day of service. we have folks that help give out lunches in the café, we have folks who help with the check
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in, getting people when they arrive, making sure that they find the services that they need to, we have folks who help in the check out process, to make sure they get their food bag, bag of groceries, together hygiene kit, and whatever they need to. volunteers, i think of them as the secret sauce that just makes the whole process works smoothly. >> participants are encouraged and welcomed to come with their pets. we do have a pet daycare, so if they want to have their pets stay in the daycare area while they navigate the event, they are welcome to do that, will we also understand some people are more comfortable having their pets with them. they can bring them into the event as well. we also typically offer veterinary services, and it can be a real detriment to coming into an event like this. we also have a bag check. you don't have to worry about your belongings getting lost, especially when that is all that you have with you. >> we get connected with people who knew they had hearing loss, but they didn't know they could
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get services to help them with their hearing loss picks and we are getting connected with each other to make sure they are getting supported. >> our next event will be in march, we don't yet have a date set. we typically sap set it six weeks out. the way to volunteer is to follow our newsletter, follow us on social media, or just visit our website. we always announce it right away, and you can register very easily online. >> a lot of people see folks experience a homelessness in the city, and they don't know how they can help, and defence like this gives a whole bunch of people a lot of good opportunities to give back and be supported. [♪]
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>> usf donates 100-120 pounds of food a night. for the four semesters we have been running here, usf has donated about 18,000 pounds of food to the food recovery network. ♪ ♪ >> i'm maggie. >> i'm nick. >> we're coe-chairs of the national led organization. what food recovery does is
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recover and redistribute food that would go wasted and redistributing to people in the community. >> the moment that i became really engaged in the cause of fighting food waste was when i had just taken the food from the usf cafeteria and i saw four pans full size full of food perfectly fine to be eaten and made the day before and that would have gone into the trash that night if we didn't recover it the next day. i want to fight food waste because it hurts the economy, it's one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world. if it was a nation, it would be the third largest nation behind china and the united states. america wastes about 40% of the
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food we create every year, $160 billion worth and that's made up in the higher cost of food for consumers. no matter where you view the line, you should be engaged with the issue of food waste. ♪ ♪ >> access edible food that we have throughout our lunch program in our center, i go ahead and collect it and i'll cool it down and every night i prep it up and the next day i'll heat it and ready for delivery. it's really natural for me, i love it, i'm passionate about it and it's just been great. i believe it's such a blessing to have the opportunity to
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actually feed people every day. no food should go wasted. there's someone who wants to eat, we have food, it's definitely hand in hand and it shouldn't be looked at as work or a task, we're feeding people and it really means so much to me. i come to work and they're like nora do you want this, do you want that? and it's so great and everyone is truly involved. every day, every night after every period of food, breakfast, lunch, dinner, i mean, people just throw it away. they don't even think twice about it and i think as a whole, as a community, as any community, if people just put a little effort, we could really help each other out. that's how it should be. that's what food is about basically. >> an organization that meets is
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the san francisco knight ministry we work with tuesday and thursday's. ♪ ♪ by the power ♪ of your name >> i have faith to move mountains because i believe in jesus. >> i believe it's helpful to offer food to people because as you know, there's so much homelessness in san francisco and california and the united states. i really believe that food is important as well as our faith.
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>> the san francisco knight ministry has been around for 54 years. the core of the ministry, a group of ordain ministers, we go out in the middle of the night every single night of the year, so for 54 years we have never missed a night. i know it's difficult to believe maybe in the united states but a lot of our people will say this is the first meal they've had in two days. i really believe it is a time between life or death because i mean, we could be here and have church, but, you know, i don't know how much we could feed or how many we could feed and this way over 100 people get fed every single thursday out here. it's not solely the food, i tell you, believe me.
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they're extremely grateful. >> it's super awesome how welcoming they are. after one or two times they're like i recognize you. how are you doing, how is school? i have never been in the city, it's overwhelming. you get to know people and through the music and the food, you get to know people. >> we never know what impact we're going to have on folks. if you just practice love and kindness, it's a labor of love and that's what the food recovery network is and this is a huge -- i believe they salvage our mission. >> to me the most important part is it's about food waste and feeding people. the food recovery network
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national slogan is finding ways to feed people. it's property to bring the scientific and human element into the situation.
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>> i would like to remind members of the public to please silencer mobile devices that may sound off during these proceedings. speaking before the commission, state your name for the record. i would like to take roll call at roll call at this time. [roll call] we expect commissioner richards to arrive shortly and expect commissioner hillis to be absent today. first on your agenda his consideration of items proposed for continuance. item one, 50 seward street, discretionary review proposed for continuance for august 29th , 2019. item two is one winter place, discretionary review proposed