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hard-pressed to vacate this room >> correct. >> in terms of november, there's only one meeting in november, in this meeting is november 13th, which is a day meeting, which generally means we start at 9:0e this room somewhere no later than 12:15 p.m. there is limitation in terms of that. one of the discretions of that at headquarters -- was to have it at headquarters. it is just not that easy to get to headquarters now with all of the construction that is going on. if it is a night after eight game at the ballpark -- also the discussion is if we have a night meeting or a special, we would have to do it somewhere between veterans day, which is around november 13th to december 11 th, which is the last december commission meeting that we have. again, the holidays are generally dominated by family
commitments, et cetera, so i don't know quite frankly if a special meeting would accomplish that. definitely headquarters does not seem like an amicable resource for us. commission secretary and myself talked about breaking the retirement group into two fiscal years because that's where the 210 come from. and if we can, control the calendar of the commission on october and do it at the last commission meeting on october the 23rd here is one fiscal year, and then the other fiscal year do it on november -- december the 11th. so we haven't finalized all of this, it is just that we are trying to move towards some dates that would be accommodating for both the retirees and for the commissioners and for the general audience. we will still work on this, if you will, and if you have some feedback to the commission, to the secretary about some ideas
-- one of the issues and the challenges to get a room that is big enough to hold the abundance of family, friends, it is such a limitation of chairs here, a limitation of chairs at the headquarters, and at headquarters, if you have been down to second street lately, it is very difficult with all the construction. i just wanted to report that out commissioners? commissioner hardeman, you had something on this item? >> i didn't on this item, but i think a few years back we used delancey street for an event, matter-of-fact with the couple of times we have done that they have been very generous with the fire department. that might be a bigger spot. >> point well taken. i think we could do an investigation on that. thank you very much. >> they are very open. i did have a couple things on the commission, though.
as i mentioned last meeting, i watched that seven part series, it was made in 2006, a video on government t.v. somebody will know the name of that series, but there is a seven part series. >> are you talking about the battalion? >> it is about the fire department and all the things you do. it is under the title -- it was fascinating. i learned so much. i have seen bits and pieces of it before, but i watched the whole series. it was fantastic. i enjoyed that. if you have nothing to do at one in the morning, that is something to do. [laughter] i'm sure you can pick it up online. the other thing is, i wanted to say i attended chief turner's
retirement party at local 798. it was quite heavily attended. it was very nice. you had the former chief there, and everybody was happy. they were a big crowd and a lot of fun. it was an elvis theme pick you would have liked it -- it was an elvis theme. you would have liked it. it was quite fun. and then interesting on 911, we also have our regular meeting day, so that will be an interesting day. we will have a meeting following the remembrance. >> we start at 6:45 a.m. >> you will have time. >> that was it on the commissioner report.
>> i'm sorry i missed that meeting. i do have here and v. for sure. i do wish chief rivera the best. i did want to report that i did meet with the chief yes -- yesterday to discuss amending the animal policy. i hope we can come up with something. i think we may be able to come up with something that the commission should see hopefully soon. other than that, thank you. >> thank you very much.
vice president covington? >> thank you. chief rivera his one-of-a-kind, and i will miss him. [laughter] but you are here now, so thank you for taking on this assignment. i wanted to say, i attended two events, one was the earthquake safety and emergency response bond, which is going to be ruled out in 2020. the mayor introduced that, and it is going to help with the seismic upgrading and needed improvement to neighborhood fire stations, it is also going to assist in the building of a new, modern firefighting training
facility, and also renovate and upgrade the aging emergency firefighting water system. and then i did see our chief of the department at the signing of the budget for the city and county of san francisco, which is quite exciting. i think the budget is -- is it $12 billion? that is a new record for the budget for the city and county of san francisco. so those. i think this 2020 bond is going to be fabulous for us. i really appreciate the mayor's office and the board of supervisors for supporting that. >> thank you very much. commissioner hardeman? >> i did have lunch with a small group of us with nancy pelosi's
chief of staff. it was very informative and gave us a different perspective of what we read in the papers. it was very nice to have that. he made time for us. >> thank you very much. before we move on to the agenda, again, i was able to attend with the chief and officers the ceremony of the topping of station 49, the new station 49. i wanted to acknowledge the department of public works. commissioners, i thank you would be greatly impressed. basically to see rendition his and then to walk onto the lot and stand in front of this amazing building, station 49 is just going to be totally exciting for us. i wanted to acknowledge that, as well. thank you for that. madame secretary? >> item h., agenda for next and
future fire commission meetings. >> i will call for public comment on this item number 8, agenda for your future and next fire commission meetings. seeing then from the public, public comment is closed. commissioner cleveland? >> thank you, mr. president. i just had a couple of things that i would like to see on a future agenda. obviously, you know, i guess it has been almost maybe a year ago it seems like that we had a retreat for our commission. we're supposed to get some kind of report on the outcome of that , and i would like to see that if possible on a future commission meeting. also, we sent a letter out to the guardians of the city, and we've gotten a response, but i think that response needs to be explored a little bit more and we need to have a more comprehensive discussion about the guardians of the city and the fire department's
relationship with the guardians in the near future. obviously the civil grand jury report that came out recently is going to be and needs to be a topic of discussion and we need to have that more thoroughly discussed at a future meeting, and i would like to have the grants coordinator of that -- or the new grants person, whenever that person is finally hired by the department, to meet with the commission and be at the committee -- at a commission meeting so that we have an opportunity to meet her or him and discuss publicly what we think that grants position person could do or should do for the department. that is it. >> thank you very much. duly noted. at this point, vice president covington? >> thank you. yes, i certainly agree with commissioner cleveland that we should have a report out on the
retreat. we have had, as you are aware, a lengthy process of going through the candidates for the chief of the department, and we also had a lengthy transition. we have been otherwise engaged, but soon to be back at it. but i agreed that it should go on the agenda. thank you. >> thank you very much. commissioner hardeman? >> yes, just a reminder that we requested captain coughlin of the port, and anyone who might be -- i was going to say captain lee who was working on the chase to get a little run down on the waterfront and what is going on down there with all this activity. it has been a couple years since we had a report specifically on
that work. >> we know that this is with the discretion of cheek -- chief nicholson in terms of that regard in terms of an update with what commissioner hardeman suggested in terms of the port update and such. >> it is up to your discretion. >> yeah, we can do that in a deputy chief's report, absolutely. >> okay. >> yes, i believe in october, which is only a couple months away, we will be at the one-year mark since his commission asked the chief of the department to come back to us with -- since this commission asked the chief of the department come back to us acknowledging the chief his new here and she is getting her feet wet, 100 days in, and most
of that time is spent in the prior administration. i would really like to get that at some point before the year is up, or soon thereafter. and then also, yesterday i met with cal fire, who onto -- who on this topic, they just got a bunch of money in their budget for this and they will put some administration behind it and maybe looking into doing this work, as well. there may be some help from cal fire in this respect. it would be great to put that on the future agenda so that we can get an update on it, but it would be even better if we could put it behind us. >> okay. thank you very much. we will coordinate with the chief's office on that particular update in terms of what you were talking about. appointive information, madame secretary, next -- the next
commission meeting, we have the grand jury report on agenda. >> correct. >> to your question, commissioner cleveland, and we also will have a presentation by the department of physicians. at some point, there will be a conference and discussion with the department. we will try to schedule that over the city discussion. we can look at that particular issue, as well. and through the coordination and discretion through the vice president, the update report on the retreat summary. having said that, i think we got most of those items on the table or at least on the docket. commissioners, we will try to schedule this through the remaining meetings of the year. hopefully with a retirement ceremony, as well. madame secretary? >> item nine, correspondence received since last meeting, a letter from james lee, chair of
the guardians of the city. >> commissioners, we will take public comment at this particular item at this point. any member of the public? seeing none, public comment is closed. commissioners, any questions or discussion? i know that it is a discussion that will come up in the future commission meeting. we also wanted an opportunity for staff to be able to review the latest correspondence from guardians over the city so that we have some information. other than that, it is acknowledged. madame secretary? >> item ten, public comment on item 11. >> i will ask for public comment on item 11. we will go into closed session, but is there any member of the public that wishes to comment on item 11? at this time, seeing none, public comment is closed. madame secretary?
>> vote on whether to conduct item 11 be in closed session. >> all right, commissioners, we have a motion in terms of -- ob hard for us to go into closed session. may i have a motion? >> so moved. >> moved by commissioner cleveland and seconded by vice president covington. all in favor? >> back in open session. the time is 12:04. item 12. report an any action taken in closed session. >> at this point, i would like to report that the commission has re-affirmed and approved evaluation conducted, performance evaluation conducted to our commission secretary. that was voted unanimously as an
approval. >> and item 13. vote on whether to disclose any or all discussions held in closed session. >> we'll take public comment on this item first. seeing no member of the public here, that item is closed. >> move to not disclose our discussions. >> i have a motion not to disclose. >> second. >> seconded by the vice-president. all in favor say aye. >> aye. >> we have concluded this meeting in open session. this meeting is adjourned.
we're down in the south beach part of san francisco on gerald avenue, that is the future location of the new employment facility. the city they are currently in is long overdue for an overhaul. the facility will be a four-story building that will be able to store many of the ambulances, many of the supplies , offices, training and even a gas station. we are excited about the improvements and investments to make san francisco a beautiful. >> good morning. so i'm mary ellen carol, the executive director at the department of management. welcome. we're here to talk about the 911 which is so going to help us from a technology perspective to bring our 911 system to what we call next gen, next generation.
so i've been the director here for a year, and it's just amazing how much we are able to accomplish, but with technology that is literally decades behind. we're so grateful to leadership, of our mayor and our governor, to help us to bring forward this funding that honestly is going to help us come to technology that most people in their day-to-day lives in their personal technology have above what 911 is. this is going to make our call-taking more efficient and honestly it's going to save lives, which is really the bottom line and why we're here. thank you so much and i'll hand it over to our mayor. >> mayor breed: thank you so much for being here today. i want to add to what mary ellen said about what we need to do to take our emergency response system to the next level. nowadays it's not just about making phone calls.
people are text messages and delivering messages in a lot of different ways. so it is time that our systems reflect the changes in technology. so ab 911 is just an incredible step forward that will provide us with the resources necessary to improve our system throughout the entire state of california. i want to thank our governor for signing the legislation and his leadership and vision on moving us forward to the 21st century, because we know that when someone reaches out and they are in a situation of an emergency, that they clearly need help and we need to have a better response system. i'm sure many of you remember years ago when people -- when cellphones just began -- well, that was a long time ago, but cellphones first became a thing and how people would use cellphones in some instances to call 911, but they would be
transitioned to another county and there was some difficulty in communication and how we provided emergency response to get to that location. so things have definitely gotten better since then, but there is so much that we can do to make it even better. having the funding necessary to invest in new technologies so that text messaging and all the things we do now to communicate are used in a way to address any situation, whether there is a wild fire or a heat advisory or all of those different challenges that sadly we've had to endure, we want to be prepared, we want to respond in a timely manner, and we are ready to move forward in making those investments to do just that. i want to introduce at this time our governor, who has again been a leader in this effort and on new technologies and used to have my job as mayor.
welcome home to our governor. >> thank you, mayor. thank you all for being here. it is nice to be back. this is my first day on the job as mayor was in this building when i convened what we called at the time the disaster council. i was, i guess in looking back, overly anxious during my time as mayor we would experience a major earthquake. thankfully we did not. i maintain that anxiety as your governor. that anxiety was only heightened after ridgecrest. it's been heightened certainly after the last two wildfire seasons as well. as i've navigated this state and learned more about our 911 system, it goes without saying it's only reinforced that anxiety. the 911 system as we know it today was established in 1973. the technology is outdated. the technology lazily can be referred to as analog
technology. it predates the internet, as the mayor suggested, it predates smartphones. 80% of the activity that occurs around a call center is smartphone based not landline based, though we have a system to finance our call centers that predates this new technology. we're overly relying on burdening landlines and as a consequence we have not been able to modernize our system and we've been disproportionately burdening those holding on to that technology, tend to be people on fixed income and seniors. we've been fortunate. there's been efforts over the last few years to update our system that have fallen short. we were successful this year in pushing through our budget and ultimately in this what we call trailer bill to get to the point where today we can formally announce that by the end of this
month we have identified the vendors and we will be moving forward with updating not only the state lay of the 911 system, moving from analog to digital but our four major regions that define this state. there are about 437 other call centers like this, 438 in the state of california, which is an extraordinary number. the reality is they don't have the technology, they don't have the tools to connect. they don't have the capacity to re-direct call volume if something goes wrong or there's a surge in that volume. it is self-evident to anyone in san francisco if there's a major earthquake, the surge volume here will simply overwhelm this call center. our ability once this new technology is deployed will allow the call volume, as an example, potentially to be
redirected to sacramento, redirected to eureka, redirected to l.a., wherever the capacity will allow. that's what this technology does. it has a geospatial component. it allows for a substantial amount of bells and whistles. i can get into that and ask our executive director of this and i can ask the o.e.s. director to fill in the blanks, but it allows us to meet the challenges and the needs of a multiplicity of issues that we face when it comes to mercy planning in the state. this is a big deal. i appreciate the reference that this is about lives because quite literally this is going to save lives. i'm proud of the legislature including the by partisans. final word on this topic, there
is a fee attached. i know that generates headlines. we are still among the lowest in the nation in terms of that new fee that's been established. i think that's a nice and important thing to point out. usually we're one of the highest in areas. this is where we're among the lowest. so i know there was some anxiety related to that, but i hope that assuages some of those concerns. this, by the way, in closing, has been part, this announcement today, part of our week of announcements around emergency preparedness and planning. yesterday i was up with governor schwartzeneggar. we were talking about some of the work we're doing on vegetation management, prescribed burns, making sure we're more resilient in 200
communities across this state. we're stepping up our game and getting more ready for emergency planning and preparedness. more than $1 billion has been spent to make sure california is more resilient and prepared than ever. i'm grateful for the support we received up and down the state. i'm grateful for the mayor's leadership in this space. she was on the fire commission leading these efforts for many, many years and as conversant as any mayor in the state of the needs and desires not only of her constituents, but as it relates to the need to update these technologies and recognizes she can't do it alone. the state needs to do their part and we're honored to now be doing our part in this space. we're grateful for that. we're also grateful for you being here and happy to answer any questions on topic. then we are happy for any
questions for mayor breed off topic. any questions on this subject? >> reporter: >> question: i was just wondering what you observed in your tour today? >> to be honest with you, a lot of familiarity, and i think that goes to the reality. we were talking to the o.e.s. director and asked how does this compare and contrast to other call centers up and down the state. it is put in the top tier, but that bar is not as high as it can be. at the end of the day that capacity is limited because of resources. our new fee will generate $175 million a year. it will allow the services to go in around october. we'll start implementing these new tools and technology up and down the state. that's what was missing, that state support. this will allow -- you know
better than i -- the capacity to do things you are losing sleep over currently and do it in the next few months. this is going to move pretty quickly. august 20th we're going to identify these vendors. and as soon as october, right, we're going to start seeing the application of this promise and promotion. anybody? i'm going to hang out more in san francisco. >> [ indiscernible ] -- >> i shouldn't say that. she never speaks anyway. >> i actually sleep pretty well because i compartmentalize as well. as an example, one of the technologies that we all use every day to grab an uber and your uber can find you in a moment or even ordering a pizza,
that kind of technology for us when calls come in has not been available to us until really the last few months. and after extensive effort to work with third party vendors who are helping to kind of pull this data together. a lot of it has to do with the state of our technology, which makes it a lot harder. moving from this analog to a more digital level is going to make that technology much more accessible to us, so that we can use that type of quick information that you use to catch a ride or to get your lunch to get help to you, whether it's law enforcement or a medical response or fire. so it just speaks to the ability to have access to this kind of technology much quicker. we alone would have been able to go to. secondly, this is probably just as important, this will provide us with a lot more resiliency and redundancy. the governor explained a little
bit and mayor breed about how this allows us to have more mutual assistance between other jurisdictions and their 911 centers because we don't have to put everything in a suitcase and walk across the street. we'll be able to flip a switch and work out so that if we have an earthquake or a potential power outage that's extensive, we very quickly will be overwhelmed at our center. so this allows us to go to other jurisdictions who can pick up and get those calls and make sure help is getting to people when they need it in the time they need it. >> you mentioned the fee. what is the fee and who pays it? >> it's going to be one flat fee across the board. we have multiple fees right now. $0.33. we are authorized to go higher. we are very confident that we will not need to go to what is
authorized, which is closer to $0.80. $0.33 puts us on the lower tier. current landline users are paying $0.50. that will use to $0.33. a disproportionate amount of smartphone use is text and data, not voice. so we have a system that's collapsing in terms of its funding capacity, and that's why we have been struggling to get this up in sacramento. fortunately we were able to get it in the budget. we had a few supporters from north state that experienced the ravages of mother nature's fury as it relates to the campfire, and i think that really truly brought home this reality and need. so i just want to acknowledge
them because they did something within that party that often is not done when encouraged to do the right thing despite the political consequences. i couldn't be more proud of those two individuals as well as the others in the legislature who supported this. the first day in the nation since 1973 that mandated 911. we have lost our leadership a bit. we're now going to reassert our leadership. 27 million people use this system. we have 1.4 i think just here in san francisco. you drop even for a minute the calls, that literally puts lives at risk. so it is not, again, an exaggeration at all. this is a life-saving fee that will go a long way to making california more resilient, more capable in emergency environment
to do justification to it, that is to have someone to answer the phone in an emergency 24 hours a day, seven days a week. >> [ indiscernible ] -- >> those companies are competing for these contracts, so all of this is in collaboration and partnership with those companies. we'll see. i don't know who will wind up winning these business, but there's some well-known brands in the state that are competing. i don't know if you want to talk more about the deeper collaboration with cellphone companies or maybe just flesh out other attributes of this system very, very briefly. >> sure. >> thank you. >> in regards to the cellphones, what this will do is harden that 911 connection from our community member on the street, whether you're using a cellphone, your office phone, your home phone.
that connection through your provider, that's up to that vendor to be able to harden their infrastructure. but once it recognizes that you have a 911 call, we're going to create redundancy and resiliency in the network so it can get to our local dispatch center. that's what our job is, to make sure that 911 call is received, routed to the appropriate peace app as quickly as possible. we believe it can be done in 3 seconds from the time you hit 911 to the time the dispatcher receives the call. >> full disclosure these things will take a few years. they don't just happen overnight. by december 2022 it should be fully operational. [♪] -
>> welcome to the epic center did you know you may be eligible for a 3 thousand redefeat beating he'll learn about the stay safe program hi, everybody i'm patrick chief resigns director for the city and county of san francisco welcome to another episode of stay safe i'm here with jennelle for the california earthquake authority she'll talk about brace and bolt good to see you. >> earthquake brace and bolt the first incentive program of
california mitigation program as jointly managed by the earthquake authority and the california gvrnz of department of emergency services. >> and what is the mission. >> brace and bolt is $3,000 up to a homeowner that retrofits the equivalent in a single-family. >> we're down owe epic center the public demonstrates we've built a mock house so i don't in the take a look at it and and show you what we're talking about we're in a model house in the epic center to demonstrate a variety of things jen i will i want to focus on the portion of the house and tell us how brace and bolts help to keep the home safe. >> this is a particular foundation and that mockup shows the first floor right here and, of course, this one is the
concrete foundation and this short wall that is in between those two you're first floor and the concrete foundation is called a cripple it is a short wall this is a particular vunltd in 0r8d homes they're designed before metamorphic coddling codes and will slide off the foundation. >> if you come to my home look at the previous work. >> so see if any anchor bolts between the wood and this mud and concrete foundation that is a collar bolt. >> what if i don't have enough space power a think collar bolt and we have foundation plates made by a company where a flat plate that is bolted to the concrete foundation and screwed into this flat mechanism. >> if i applied to a bolt what
is a it coffer what type of work should you do in my hope. >> up to $3,000 funding with the collar bolts or foundation plates and plywood up to the top of the short triple wall that going around. >> what are the tips. >> you want to make sure the capital improvement plan emancipation proclamation he will the short wall is less than 4 feet tall you'll use the provision to adopt it to the city of san francisco so a contractor can use that. >> so if i have a typical house over a garage and did that quality for the program. >> that would qualify for the program you need an engineer to design the riefrt it is not specific for that kind of house it is really they're looking for short cripple walls maybe a
[♪] >> i just wanted to say a few words. one is to the parents and to all of the kids. thank you for supporting this program and for trusting us to create a soccer program in the bayview. >> soccer is the world's game, and everybody plays, but in the united states, this is a sport that struggles with access for certain communities. >> i coached basketball in a coached football for years, it is the same thing. it is about motivating kids and keeping them together, and giving them new opportunities. >> when the kids came out, they had no idea really what the game was. only one or two of them had played soccer before. we gave the kids very simple lessons every day and made sure that they had fun while they were doing it, and you really
could see them evolve into a team over the course of the season. >> i think this is a great opportunity to be part of the community and be part of programs like this. >> i get to run around with my other teammates and pass the ball. >> this is new to me. i've always played basketball or football. i am adjusting to be a soccer mom. >> the bayview is like my favorite team. even though we lose it is still fine. >> right on. >> i have lots of favorite memories, but i think one of them is just watching the kids enjoy themselves. >> my favorite memory was just having fun and playing. >> bayview united will be in soccer camp all summer long. they are going to be at civic centre for two different weeklong sessions with america scores, then they will will have their own soccer camp later in the summer right here, and then they will be back on the pitch next fall. >> now we know a little bit more
about soccer, we are learning more, and the kids are really enjoying the program. >> we want to be united in the bayview. that is why this was appropriate >> this guy is the limit. the kids are already athletic, you know, they just need to learn the game. we have some potential college-bound kids, definitely. >> today was the last practice of the season, and the sweetest moment was coming out here while , you know, we were setting up the barbecue and folding their uniforms, and looking out onto the field, and seven or eight of the kids were playing. >> this year we have first and second grade. we are going to expand to third, forth, and fifth grade next year bring them out and if you have middle school kids, we are starting a team for middle school. >> you know why? >> why? because we are? >> bayview united. >> that's right.
[ roll call ]. >> this is the recreation and park commission meeting of august 15, 2019. we welcome everyone here today and would ask that you please turn off electronic devices that may sound off during these proceedings. please take any secondary conversations outside in order for the meeting to proceed as efficiently as possible. if you would like to speak on any item today, we request but do not require that you complete a blue card. unless otherwise announced by the chair, each person will have 3 minutes for public comment on each item. please address your comments to the commission during public comment. in order to allow equal time for all, neither the commission nor staff will respond during public comment. if there is an item