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and conversation that has been going into that. i've very much appreciated the staff's focus. it is a busy time for us, but i think it is a very helpful and important way to make sure we're having mindful conversations about our work and how we work together to serve the public. that's something i wanted to provide some in sight insight into that and i'd be happy to answer any questions. >> in terms of open positions, i think there are four currently open. do we have d.h. r. resources to help us fill those positions? >> yes, in this budget year with a memorandum of understanding, and they're providing us some part-time hours. we were not able to get the full range of contract that we had hoped to with our budget limitations. but we have very strong support within that time, and we will -- we are
going to have to stagger our hiring processes because of that limitation of time and resource. and also our budget resources. so we're hoping that we will have a position posted probably within the next couple of weeks, and then we'll see more being posted after that. see we know it is critical to get those seats filled. >> onwards and upwards, maybe we can use some of our salary savings to help put towards additional hours -- >> we can certainly explore that option. thank you. >> thank you. any other questions from commissioners? public comment. agenda item 14, discussion on possible actions for future meetings. public comment on this item? there being none, item 15, additional opportunity for public comment on matters appearing or not appearing, article 7, section 2. there is no public comment. move to adjourn.
>> once i got the hang of it a little bit, you know, like the first time, i never left the court. i just fell in love with it and any opportunity i had to get out there, you know, they didn't have to ask twice. you can always find me on the court. [♪] >> we have been able to participate in 12 athletics wheelchairs. they provide what is an expensive tool to facilitate basketball specifically.
behind me are the amazing golden state road warriors, which are one of the most competitive adaptive basketball teams in the state led by its captain, chuck hill, who was a national paralympic and, and is now an assistant coach on the national big team. >> it is great to have this opportunity here in san francisco. we are the main hub of the bay area, which, you know, we should definitely have resources here. now that that is happening, you know, i i'm looking forward to that growing and spreading and helping spread the word that needs -- that these people are here for everyone. i think it is important for people with disabilities, as well as able-bodied, to be able to see and to try different sports, and to appreciate trying different things. >> people can come and check out this chairs and use them. but then also friday evening,
from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., it will be wheelchair basketball we will make sure it is available, and that way people can no that people will be coming to play at the same time. >> we offer a wide variety of adaptive and inclusion programming, but this is the first time we have had our own equipment. [♪]
>> i love teaching. it is such an exhilarating experience when people began to feel their own creativity. >> this really is a place where all people can come and take a class and fill part of the community. this is very enriching as an artist. a lot of folks take these classes and take their digital imagery and turn it into negatives. >> there are not many black and white darkrooms available anymore. that is a really big draw. >> this is a signature piece. this is the bill largest
darkroom in the u.s.. >> there are a lot of people that want to get into that dark room. >> i think it is the heart of this place. you feel it when you come in. >> the people who just started taking pictures, so this is really an intersection for many generations of photographers and this is a great place to learn because if you need people from different areas and also everyone who works here is working in photography.
>> we get to build the community here. this is different. first of all, this is a great location. it is in a less-populated area. >> of lot of people come here just so that they can participate in this program. it is a great opportunity for people who have a little bit of photographic experience. the people have a lot, they can really come together and share a love and a passion. >> we offer everything from traditional black and white darkrooms to learning how to process your first roll of film. we offer classes and workshops
in digital camera, digital printing. we offer classes basically in the shooting, ton the town at night, treasure island. there is a way for the programs exploring everyone who would like to spend the day on this program. >> hello, my name is jennifer. >> my name is simone. we are going on a field trip to take pictures up the hill. >> c'mon, c'mon, c'mon. >> actually, i have been here a lot. i have never looked closely
enough to see everything. now, i get to take pictures. >> we want to try to get them to be more creative with it. we let them to be free with them but at the same time, we give them a little bit of direction. >> you can focus in here. >> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best.
if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays.
this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth and adults to photography classes. >> this neighborhood was lived for approximately 22 years. >> yeah, like 21 years. >> 21 years in this neighborhood. >> in the same house. >> we moved into this neighborhood six months after we got married, actually. just about our whole entire married life has been here in excel. >> the owner came to the house and we wanted to sell the house and we were like, what? we were scared at first. what are we going to do? where are we going to move into?
the kids' school? our jobs? >> my name is maria. i'm a preschool teacher for the san francisco unified school district. >> my name is ronnie and i work in san francisco and i'm a driver from a local electrical company. >> we went through meta first and meta helped us to apply and be ready to get the down payment assistant loan program. that's the program that we used to secure the purchase of our home. it took us a year to get our credit ready to get ready to apply for the loan. >> the whole year we had to wait and wait through the process and then when we got the notice,
it's like, we were like thinking that. >> when we found out that we were settling down and we were going to get approved and we were going to go forward, it was just a really -- we felt like we could breathe. we have four kids and so to find a place even just to rent for a family of six. and two dogs. >> we were going to actually pay more for rent and to own a house. >> it feels good now to have to move. it feels for our children to stay in the neighborhood that they have grown in. they grew up here and they were born here. they know this neighborhood. they don't know anything outside san francisco. >> we really have it. >> we'd love to say thank you to the mayor's office. they opened a door that we thought was not possible to be opened for us. they allowed us to continue to live here. we're raising our family in san francisco and just to be able to continue to be here is the great
lesson. >> hello, everyone. welcome to the bayview bistro. [cheers and applause] i am san francisco mayor london breed, and i have to tell you, first of all, when it is hot in san francisco, it is hot in the bayview. [laughter] i mean, really hot. on a regular basis in the bayview, and potrero hill neighborhood and the mission, we know that those are the hotspots in san francisco. i just came from the sunset and it is hot in the sunset. i knew it was going to be even hotter in the bayview. i'm really excited to be here today because nothing brings the community together like food, and here is an incredible opportunity to really not only enjoyed the delicious food provided by some amazing vendors
, but this is also an opportunity for the community to come together. when i was growing up in san francisco, we had food houses. remember? we could go to somebody's house and buy some nachos or some chicken or some banana pudding, but times have changed. we don't have the grandmothers and the folks who are the ones that were taking care of the community the same way that we do now. things have changed. the community has changed a lot. we know the bayview hunter's point community has a thriving african-american population here , a community filled with love and excitement, and the need for us to come together for occasions like this. especially because we know that as there is a lot of work that is happening in the bayview hunter's point community, there are a lawsuit -- also a lot of people working in this community , a lot of people living in this community. having amazing food options for
and by the people of this communities critical to the success, the long-term success and stability of the bayview hunter's point community. i cited eight. [cheers and applause] >> if you're from hunter's point and you don't know harold, you are not from hunter's point. we have sold bowl... [cheers and applause] and we have yes, putting. with all things sweet. so today is really about making sure that we support them and we support what they are trying to do here for the community. there are a lot of folks who are going to be working on the sewage plants and other projects we just broke ground on one of the public safety buildings that
is not too far from here, so i was just thinking to myself, what was that building that we just broke ground on, the forensic building and some other something, the traffic company. thank you. anyway, we were breaking ground over there and i said i wonder where all these workers are going to eat. where are the restaurants? so we have café envy, we have other places here and we want to make sure that, you know, we know that there are places to go to to eat in the bayview hunter 's point, places to hang out in the community and our goal is to do everything we can to make the right investments so that this community continues to thrive. i want to thank all of you for being here today to support these incredible businesses and thank you to harland kelley kelly with the public utilities commission for having the foresight to know that it is not just about rebuilding and investing in our infrastructure
and making sure that the communities part of these projects, it is also about investing in other things that play a critical role to support this amazing community. with that, another amazing supporter of the bayview hunter 's point community who used to be your supervisor and is now public utilities commission are, ladies and gentlemen, sophie maxwell. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. what a day. what an amazing day in san francisco. any time it is warm, i mean, i never get to wear sleeveless clothes. i'm always scared to death because i feel the wind will come up any minute. but i can relax. we can relax and be warm in this beautiful space. i'm really proud to be a commissioner. thank you so much. i thought it, but it is a great thing because the p.u.c. is sponsoring this. these are the kinds of things that san francisco public
utilities commission is doing. they're doing it because they feel they have a responsibility to san franciscans and to people in this community. it is a place where we can connect, where we can laugh, where we can talk about issues and politics, and 45 and kentucky and everything else. we can talk here and this is a good thing. we don't have any banks to wait in line anymore. you are in the bank used to talk to people about things, that is gone. walgreens, used to meet people at walgreens, well, that is gone , and so we have this and this is where we will connect. i want to thank all of you and i want to thank our partners. i want to think people who have a vision, you understand that, yes, while you are building in the programs, while you are building the sewage plant, there were other things. there are other places and people around you, and that these people have come to the conclusion that is part of their
responsibility to help us live and thrive in this community. i want to thank the p.u.c. and i want to thank all of those people who helped make this possible. and now i get introduced one of my most favorite people. one of my most favorite people, that is shamann walton because he will make sure that this continues and it will be bigger and better. shamann walton, supervisor shamann walton. [cheers and applause] >> thank you, supervisor maxwell good afternoon, everybody. welcome to bayview, and as our mayor said, and we always let everyone know, where the sun is always shining in bayview, california. this is an exciting time. is a look around and see a lot of our business owners up and down the third streetcar door, and one of our main focuses is to make sure we have a vibrant corridor where businesses get to thrive, not only for folks in the community, because we want to make sure we have a place to go like supervisor maxwell
explained, so we can talk, we can spend time with our families right here in our own community, but we also want to make bayview a destination place. we want folks to come from all over san francisco, from all over the bay area to enjoy the culture, to enjoy the businesses , to enjoy the food that we have right here in our own community. so as we look at our own businesses activating space outside and an atmosphere like this, that is an exciting thing for us. that is something that we should all be celebrating and be excited about. i want to thank everyone for coming over today and spending time to get to know our business owners who i will introduce in a minute, but i also want to talk about the public, private community partnership. as you know, the sewer system improvement program is coming. there's going to be lots of construction, lots of change in our community, and community benefits were something that we fought hard to make sure
happened for our community. working with the p.u.c., working with the joint venture partners, we got the resources to make sure that this space was activated, that our businesses were going to be able to thrive because of all of the opportunities that are on the way to this community, and we want to continue to be supportive of all of that. i want to thank our joint venture partners and thank the p.u.c., i want to thank the office of economic and workforce development, i want to thank larry mcquillan for his hard work on this corridor. [applause] we pushed larry very hard. i want to thank andrea baker consulting for all of her work on activating this space. [cheers and applause] she has been working hard to make sure that we have places like this in our community. if you look at -- this is really towards the front of the gateway into bayview, and if you continue up the corridor, we have another space like all good pizza. all these places are right here that are community assets and we
all have to remember to patronize. i don't want to just see you all here today as we have this opening ceremony, i want to see you supporting harold, supporting nema, supporting? asia on a daily basis, on a weekly basis consistently. that peace is important. we need you here every day and not just for a ribbon-cutting in the grand opening ceremonies. with that said, i do have the pleasure and the honor of introducing the stars of bayview bistro, first will hear from nema romney, a san francisco native. they have a food truck with a latin twist and then we will hear from harold big h. and then we will hear from mr. johnson, a san francisco native and owner of yes, putting -- putting -- putting -- pudding
we want to make it easier for small businesses to thrive in san francisco, especially along the corridor here in district ten. with that said, i want to bring up nema romney. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, everyone. i first want to say thank you for coming. out -- i wrote a script, so have patience with me. my name is nema romney, i have been a native of san francisco all my life. i would first like to thank our mayor for taking out her busy schedule to come down and support us. [applause] in no specific order, i also like to thank the p.u.c., oewd, brown and cobb -- caldwell, black and fitch, salt wash, jacob engineering, and emerson.
last but never least, i would like to thank andrea baker and peugeot, without their opportunity a would not be standing here today. [applause] i opened so bull october 27th, 2017 with the joys and dreams of becoming a business owner. i have bounced around san francisco because of the permit process that san francisco has in place. so when andrea reached out to me , i could not resist. my grandmother has lived in -- i have lived in bayview all my life. have patience. so the decision to be part of bayview was not hard to make at all. we are facing our challenges, but with the support and the help of our community, as well as bayview with big h., i hope we have high hopes that high dreams of how far this space can go. again, i like to thank our mayor
, i'm like to thank everyone for coming out, and i see my son back there in the back. love you so much. thank you for coming to support your mom, as well. [cheers and applause] >> hello, everyone. my name is harold. i own big h. barbecue. born and raised in san francisco , bayview. i have been kicking for a long time with my grandfather, my mom , it's been a beautiful thing i want to thank you all for coming out and supporting us. bayview bistro got me out here and it has been a beautiful thing. getting my foot in the door, trying to move up and go farther places to support my family a little bit better. i wouldn't be able to do it without you all here. miss mayor, thank you so much. i appreciate it. [applause]
>> hello. i own a desert business where i create a variety of putting desserts. it all started with banana pudding but has evolved into everything. stop by my booth to learn more about my business. i would like to thank andrea baker for giving me this opportunity to grow my business here. being here will allow me to serve customers, gain more customers and just gain the experience that i need to own and operate a business. thank you. thank you to the mayor for coming out and supporting, and thank you to bayview for their continued support. [cheers and applause] >> all right. it is time to eat, people. [laughter] it is time to order up the barbecue and the desserts and everything in between.
make sure, as was said earlier, that you not only show up today for the opening, but you continue to come back and support these incredible entrepreneurs who are part of the fabric of what makes the bayview hunter's point such a special community in our great city. thank you for being here today. enjoy yourselves. [cheers and applause] >> at the san francisco
recreation and parks department we offer good quality day care of your child will love, including outdoor adventures, aquatics, and programs for children on the optimism -- autism shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their shopping and dining within the 49 square miles of san francisco. by supporting local services within our neighborhoods, we help san francisco remain unique, successful, and vibrant. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> my name is ray behr. i am the owner of chief plus. it's a destination specialty foods store, and it's also a corner grocery store, as well. we call it cheese plus because
there's a lot of additions in addition to cheese here. from fresh flowers, to wine, past a, chocolate, our dining area and espresso bar. you can have a casual meeting if you want to. it's a real community gathering place. what makes little polk unique, i think, first of all, it's a great pedestrian street. there's people out and about all day, meeting this neighbor and coming out and supporting the businesses. the businesses here are almost all exclusively independent owned small businesses. it harkens back to supporting local. polk street doesn't look like anywhere u.s.a. it has its own businesses and personality. we have clothing stores to gallerys, to personal service stores, where you can get your hsus repaired, luggage repaired.
there's a music studio across the street. it's raily a diverse and unique offering on this really great street. i think san franciscans should shop local as much as they can because they can discover things that they may not be familiar with. again, the marketplace is changing, and, you know, you look at a screen, and you click a mouse, and you order something, and it shows up, but to have a tangible experience, to be able to come in to taste things, to see things, to smell things, all those things, it's very important that you do so.
>> your volunteerism is appreciated most definitely. >> last year we were able to do 6,000 hours volunteering. without that we can't survive. volunteering is really important because we can't do this. it's important to understand and a concept of learning how to take care of this park. we have almost a 160 acres in the district 10 area. >> it's fun to come out here. >> we have a park. it's better to take some of the stuff off
the fences so people can look at the park. >> the street, every time, our friends. >> i think everybody should give back. we are very fortunate. we are successful with the company and it's time to give back. it's a great place for us. the weather is nice. no rain. beautiful san francisco. >> it's a great way to be able to have fun and give back and walk away with a great feeling. for more opportunities we have volunteering every single day of the week. get in touch with the parks and recreation center
so come >> good evening, and welcome to the august 7th, 2019 meeting at the san francisco board of appeals. the president is joined by the vice president and commissioners commissioner darrell honda is absent tonight. to my left is the deputy city attorney who will provide the board with any needed legal advice this evening. at the controls as a board's legal assistant. will also be joined by representatives from the three departments that have cases from -- before the board this evening