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commission, on friday, so we will get that out to you. we will likely start hearing those in september. just a couple of updates, the small business streamlining legislation had its first reading in the last meeting of the board of supervisors, before recess. it will have its second meeting and i will provide you with an update in terms of what was amended. then, the change to the health scoring system, that was introduced in -- by supervisor peskin. that should be scheduled in committee, after recess. in the upper market land-use changes, were signed by the mayor, last friday. in regards to the state legislation, ab-161, i'm not sure i mentioned it in the last meeting, it now eliminates the requirements or e-mail receipts. it is pretty much down to just
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requiring toxic free paper. it still does have that small business exemption, but our office has worked with the department of the environment, where we will be submitting a joint recommendation to the city , legislative committee saying that we support the legislation -- i'm sorry i didn't finish this, should the event be that if the legislation does eliminate the small business exemption, i think we are fine with that. i think, statewide having all businesses provide that paper it helps create a greater market demand. in all likelihood, that would be something that would be coming forward, if the exemption stays in place, at the state level, probably coming forward at a local level to require all businesses.
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>> do we have any kind of idea on the date for ab-161? >> it is still in the senate. we do not have a date, at this point. then, lastly, i just want to say that the last strategic plan that the department has is from 2013-14. i have discussed this with the president, and the vice president, that it needs be updated. i think this is something we could work on during the commission meeting without having to have a separate meeting. we will be working with president adams and vice president dwight to bring that to you. >> great, thank you. >> quick question, going back to the earlier thing. you mentioned one-stop shopping for the new portal. this goes into an idea, i was
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just wondering, what does that mean like you can apply for all of the permit, just through the portal, or? >> we were working to work with the departments to get there, but now with the 49 south van ness which is at the corner of van ness omission being created, a permit center that will have all of the agencies there, instead of working through our portal, the focus has now been working on doing technology -- and communications between the department where they can streamline in terms of applications. there focus now on delivering that.
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>> that is great. >> any other questions for the director? to be have any public comment on item number six? seeing none. public comment is closed. any other questions for the director? item six is closed. item seven, please. item 7, commissioners' reports. allows president, vice president, and commissioners to report on recent small business activities and make announcements that are of interest to the small business community. .discussion item. >> i just want to let everyone know that our meeting -- i want to make sure i get this right, monday the 26th, we will not be having a meeting on monday the 26th. our next meeting will be on monday, september 9. >> mr. president, is not in honor of my 40th birthday? it sure is. [laughter] >> i have nothing else.
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do we have any other commissioner comments? commissioner ortiz. >> last week i attended a conference in san diego. it hosted array of things that concerned the latino community. obviously i was there to represent the small business issues area what did arise, and i want any small business to be very, very concerned about is i-9. make sure your i-9's are filed properly, regardless of the business. you can get find for having a scribble, or not following it properly. i think, as a small business owner, we are not experts in that. let's make sure our i-9's are in order. another thing that affected california, is the bail bond issue. so, if you get arrested friday night, you won't be released until monday, because there is
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no longer the bail option. that does affect a lot of our small businesses. i was in the conference, right or wrong, i'm not getting into why you got arrested friday night, if you do have the bail option you could lose your job. it affects a lot of the food industry, believe it or not. saturdays and sundays are our busiest days, for whatever reason. i'm not going to get into the details, if my staff doesn't have the option to bail out. there is legislation, to put on the ballot. the spirit of the original legislation. but, if there is another tier where you do have the option, it does impact our small businesses, especially the food industry over the weekend. just putting that out there. >> thank you. >> yes, i attended the chinatown , it is a new item that
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is organized by the entertainment commission. he worked with the local merchants to put it together. every sunday, for the next eight sundays, counting yesterday, there will be activities, you know, in chinatown. they have different themes. yesterday was classic car exhibition, and antique car fare. they had a little parade, and the lion dance. and a fashion show. august 18, 25, september 1, september 8, and september 15. there will be different themes. they will have a history day, and a pop up food fest, martial
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arts, and also the other one is healthy and safe chinatown. one of the merchants told me, because of this, her business has gone up 30%. they're hoping to bring more people to chinatown to help with the business economy. >> thank you. >> so, i was asked to speak at an event on the eighth call the real food, real stories. it's a nonprofit. i got to speak to a whole crowd of millennial's that consider themselves foodies, but really don't understand the struggles that our small businesses, particularly our minority, and immigrant retailers deal with. that was really cool, because i got to tell them about our work and how they can be engaged with their favorite businesses, and
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try to understand about what they go through, and how they can support. that was neat. also, i went to a couple of hearings, in the last month, with some other merchants and we have been tracking amazon, and the cloud kitchen applications for off sale alcohol permits. i was also asked that we keep track of that, in new business, and add it to our resolution that are affecting small businesses. and, also, i will ask, if i have a moment at the end to close the medium in memorial of one of our local legacy businesses got lost someone in the gilroy garlic festival shooting. >> absolutely. >> i just wanted to bring the commissions attention, there was an article in the chronicle last
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week, i don't know if any of you saw it it was about ice sandwiches. maybe some of you have had the sandwiches? what is not to like about like? i think the article is directly relevant to our work, because he talked about how he has one location in san francisco, and 49 locations outside of san francisco and a number of other states. they asked him, why didn't you open anymore locations in san francisco? he mentioned the permit process, which we are well familiar with. he also mentioned the formula retail provisions, as being something that locked him out. by sheer coincidence, i was wrestling with my son, on the couch, knocked over my laptop and destroyed the screen and had to take the laptop -- i wanted to take it to apple, but apple said it would be two weeks.
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>> we want to know who won the wrestling match, though? >> clearly heated. he's 11 years old. -- clearly he did. he's 11 years old. the laptop lost. apple recommended i go to the store, mobile kangaroo, whom i've never heard of before. i was a little iffy, i went, they they are in north beach. kind of a schlep where i'm coming from. i made it up there. i was greeted by the owner, ted. he said, you are lucky you came here, because we can turn it around faster than apple can. i said, geez, it's so hard to get out here, why don't you open up something on the other side of town? people have laptops there, too, phones and whatnot. he said, we have 15 locations in the bay area, but i cannot -- we have tried, we looked into it,
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but it's too hard to open another one in the city, because of the formula retail. i thought this is the second time, in 48 hours, that i have read about a local hometown hero who has built up a successful business, in the city, hiring fellow residents, made it through that rigmarole that makes it so hard to succeed, so hard to get ahead. finally built a successful business, and we slammed the door shut and tell them to get out, and get lost. i think we can do better. i get it, we don't want mcdonald's, and wendy's opening up on guerrero and haight street , nobody wants to see giant targets everywhere, although it seems like we have a couple in the city anyway. that leads to another point. it seems like the formula retail provision primarily seems to benefit the larger companies that have the capacity, to circumnavigate it and lock out
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these smaller businesses that are hometown heroes. they have found something that works. we should be celebrating them. we should be encouraging them to open up more locations. we should be helping them anyway we can. i am pretty fired up about this. by the way, sheer coincidence, my business would also be prohibited from opening another location in san francisco, because we have 15 locations on the threshold is 11. this isn't about me, i don't want to open another location, even if i was allowed to come i wouldn't do it. the point is, i think we can do better. i think we can do better for our local hometown heroes. i wanted to bring the commissions attention to these articles, get us thinking about this. i will certainly be reaching out to the relevant supervisor's office, trying to determine if there is any room for
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negotiations here on any of the stuff, so we can have another ike place, or a mobile kangaroo. these services that our residents want, and enjoy, that our local entrepreneurs to celebrate and encourage them. >> good timing, because san francisco business times this weekend also had an article, they had an editorial that we need to relook at our formula retail rules because molly stones has put in a bid to open in the old lombardi sports, because whole foods could not because it cannot get past the formula retail hurdle for the neighbors. molly stones can, because they have nine locations. upon opening the store, if they are approved, and they open at lombardi's, they can never open another store in san francisco. they will be at the formula retail limit and they will go through that process.
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here we are, they're going to come in, right underneath, solve a problem for us, and basically were going to lock them out. i think, you know, 10-11 is an arbitrary number. we have to draw a line in the somewhat -- sand somewhere, i guess. we are finding that the arbitrary number is too low. >> my observation would be locally owned area may be a separate consideration from looking at international corporations coming in. my other observation would be, there may be some room to negotiate lower talking about the size of the footprint. >> there are others that have been affected by this. >> if you want, we can move both of these items under new business instead of under commission reports. you both have made good. especially with ike. i know ike, and i know his frustration. i know that article was coming out.
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especially when the first ike's was in my neighborhood, the first superduper was in my neighborhood. he's not opening up anymore anymore in the city, for that reason. those are the best burgers. >> friends of the caliber owner, i disagree. i know he would like to open more locations, as well. >> okay. any other commissioner comments, or report? to be have any members of the public who would like to make comment on item number seven? seeing none. anymore reports? number seven is closed. next item, new business. new business. allows commissioners to introduce new agenda items for future consideration by the commission. discussion item. >> i want to ask for a couple. i have been talking to a lot of the taxis lately, because i
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happen to be at a board of supervisors hearing that they are at. they are going regularly. they are organizing themselves, and have documentation and case studies for what they are going through. i wanted to put that on our new business to see where the city is at, in supporting that. they are small businesses. i would like our office to at least be able to report with the city's outs, and if we for these small businesses. secondly, i think in the spirit of really waking up our elected to how they are going after small businesses with almost every new law that is introduced you know, in conversation with commissioner dooley, largely disproportionately immigrant and minority businesses are being affected by the regulations that
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are being in place, whether, you know, they are big picture ones are technical ones. i think this might warrant a joint hearing with immigrant, i've talked to their doctor before about this. i think we need to have a really strong voice in this, not just the regulations. i know when ice is in town, i know businesses that close their doors. we need to have a serious conversation about that. the sector i am in, is being harassed by city departments in bringing regulatory bodies that are state and federal, and there has been some horror stories that even reference people's religion. i think the environment of enforcement is also something they need to consider how they are contributing to this environment appear. >> thank you. >> following up on our previous discussion, i would like to officially ask that we have an
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assessment of our formula retail rules. >> great. any other commissioner new business? do we have any members of the public who would like to comment on new business? seeing none. public comment is closed. >> sf gov tv please show the office of small business slide. >> it is our custom to begin and end each small business commission meeting .-dot the office of small business is the only place to start your new business in san francisco, and the best place to get answers to your questions about doing business in san francisco. the small business commission is the unofficial public form to voice your opinions and concerns about policies that affect the economic vitality of small businesses in in san francisco. if you need assistance with a small business, start here at the office of small business. i'm going to turn it over to commissioner zouzounis.
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>> i would like to request that the commission close our meeting today in memorial for kitchen manager at the old clam house on bayshore. their daughter was kayla salazar , who was a 13-year-old, that was killed at the gilroy garlic festival. in honor of kayla. >> i second. item 8, adjournment. closing the meeting in honor of kayla salazar. [roll call] meeting is adjourned at 6:49 p.
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fantastic. i can't even begin to tell you how shocked i am. i'm standing here at this gro d ground-breaking. i'm ashly mccumber. i'm the executive director of meals on wheels in san francisco and have been for the last 12 years and i'm really excited to welcome you here this morning. obviously we're here to do a ceremony where we're going to throw some sand and mark the beginning of construction, and that in and of itself would be a michiganiraculous thing to selc but frankly we're secelebratingo much more this morning. i believe that we're putting another mark er i eer and stake ground in support of this mission, and that's why we're here today, to secelebrate. [ applause ] it. >> it's certain dserendipitous projected opening of the building on this project in 2020 aligns with our 50th anniversary of our founding.
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[ applause ]. >> so today we are absolutely secelebrating five decade s of service here in san franciscaning san francisco. we're secelebrating a mission tt started with a handful of people 50 years ago who recognized they had neighborhoods who needed help and were elderly elderly and needed food. they volunteered to cook food and morphed into an organization that today is one of the largest meals on wheels organization in the country and definitely in my opinion is wumone of the best ig services in san francisco and in the country. [ applause ]. >> we're also secelebrating sin that founding count leless vo volunteers, board members, staff members who have carried that submissi mission forward and creatueach made it stronger and bigger and more responsive. we' we're secelebrating partnership with adult aging and county services in the city of san
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francisco to make sure that we can do what we need to do and we're currently grateful to our current mayor and board of supervisors to seasocontinuing mission and seascontinuing to d that. we're secelebrating thousand s doe scenarinors and foundations allow us to realize 50% of our budget each other year. we secelebrate the restaurant sd vit answers tha s s -- vintners. i want to call out chef in nanc oak for your leadership and that effort. we're secelebrating also that w have embraced our responsibility to affirmfy the emphasis voice of seniors and make san francisco all it can be for t m them. all of us together have embraced some very important and simple values of san fran siciscan s. no considsenior or no person sh ever go hungry because they are
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home bound or without the resources and support that they need. number two, no senior should be in vvisible or alone. number three, that all senior s have the right to live in their community and neighborhoods that they helped build, they raised their familyies in and have the right to self-determination and ha to live with dig nity. lastly, that cityies and communityies should be judged b how it treats the elderly and we need to work every single day to make san francisco the number one age-friendly city in amer a america. [ applause ]. >> so today we secelebrate a mar milestone, but this day has been a long, long, long time in coupcom coming and we secelebrate the hd work that's kind of led us here. the path has been extensive to say the least, but one mietric that led us here is simple. in 2007 as an organization we decided that no senior should
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have to wait longer than 30 yda s to receive our service and we partnered with the department of aging and adult service s to mae sure that anyone who is in emergency is served within two to five days. that simple commitment has driven us to the growth that we've seen that's brought us to this need today to build this new kitchen. in 2007, just to give you an idea, we served 523,000 meals in the city and delivered them, and this year 2 # -- 2.1. think about that growth. we were touching the lives of about 2,000 individuals u unduplicated in the city. now we're touching over 5,000 a year. that growth has been predominantly in seniors, but we've also in that ten-year period worked with the department of aging and adult services to serve those people who are under 60 represents about 50% of our population and also we're partnering with the
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food bank to deliver groceryies to about 500 people a week in the department of aging and also working with this mayor and administration to make sure that people in inactinavigation cens have meals. we're very grateful to be a part of that effort as well. it mabelibecame quite clear abo years ago that we needed a plan to deal with this. we first conducted a full-scale operation ental review. is there any way that we don't need to build a new kitchen? is there anything else we need to do? that plan basically was pretty simple and straightforward and said, hey, you need to get out of this kitchen pm . so that began the process that we're committed to the fact that we need to build something new, and we designed the kitchen with the help of kitchen concepts ionic that ionic -- inc. that will carry us forward for 30 years. that's the second step. then we got to the hard work. where the heck can we afford to buy a piece of labbed -- land in
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san francisco and where can we find that. we originally wanted to keep our operations in one place, but un fortunately that wasn't in the cards. we have an amazing plan b. we will build our kitchen and distribution center and keep our site three minutes away on the other side of 3rd street in the bay view as our office production facility. so we're going to have a tw two-campus operation. so we purchased this site from l luxor cap. does anyone remember this as that site? we're about to make it differe t different. at the end of the day the price tag is going to be about $41 million and we'll tell you a little bit more about how we're doing in that goal in raising, but you can rest assured that we've done well enough that we're here today and we still have some work to do and so forth and we'll secelebrate tho ha who have carried us so far.
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here's what we're building and the great features we're building. on this site will be a 34,700 square foot facility, slug including a state o-of-the-art cook chill area, freezer, storage, assembly production, distribution yard and receiving docks. this is the big news in this construction. we're going to move our daily constructi production from # 8,000 meals a day to 20,000 meals a day. [ applause ]. >> it will be one of the only facilities in the region and we think in san francisco that use s this cook/chill equipment to produce bulk food and used in meals. the other thing i'm very excited about is where we are. we're in the middle of the san francisco wholesale product district. we're food. we're great partners with th s e michael gentlemjanice, and loo
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forward to partnering with these businesses in this neighborhood and working to continue the efforts that are here in the neighborhood. it also will have a test kitchen that will help us improve the quality and choice for our clients and tailor meal s as we look to improving our service s for clients. maximumly ally we're doing solar on the building so we can save the planet. isn't that a great facility? [ applause ]. >> so we're excited to have with us this morning mayor london breed. before inviting her to speak, i just wanted to take a moment to recognize a few other elected officials who are going to be here shortly or are here alre y already. hope fulfully soon, supervisor gordon mar from district 4 and supervisor waltshamann walton f this district will be with you and hope fulfully you get a cha to chat with them. we want to welcome the form er
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district 10 supervisor who is now chair of the board of equ equalization, malia, and representing state isn't that right scott weiener is rose gu i guiliano and representing is n kenneth chan. thank you for your service. and lastly, i think that the new captain of the bay view district is here. i want to just give a shout out and a welcome to captain troy dangerfield who has taken on as chief of the bay view station. hope fulfully we'll get chance meet with him. i was one of the lucky people who last year on july 11th was at a historic event where this city welcomed its first african-american mayor in the city's history, frisk nati sfri
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san francisco native london breed. it was an absolutely beautiful day and i have only one regret. i should have worn a big hat because it was sunny and it was a long time out there with a lot of fun. it's hard to believe it was only 12 months ago that that occurred because this mayor has hit the ground running. it feels like years of work has been done. she's out there with laser focus trying to tackle the issues fa e facing our city, tackling the home leless crisis, adding more beds, expanding mental health and substance deuabuse programs creating more housing for all san fran sciscan s and keeping city streets safe and clean. it is my sincere pleasure to introduce and welcome to the stage lamayor london breed. [ applause ]. >> . >> mayor breed: thank you so much, it is great to be here and
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i want to recognize alex ran doff, thank you so much for joining us today. i've got to start by staying ths is probably one of the most organized and neat ground-break s ings i've ever been to. just the gravel on the ground, the need and structured system here. i mean, this is absolutely i indecreed able because i've been to a lot of ground-breakings and you know, malia, how many gro d ground-breakings we've been to. this is probably the nicest one we've ever been to. thank you all for creating this wonderful environment for what i think is one of the mobest programs we have in san francisco. i want to start by thanking a ashly and all the people who work for meals on wheels because you do the hard work. i know from experience how amazing the employees at meals on wheels are because they served my grandmother for so
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many years. they did it with kindness. they always asked how she was doing today. they can tell maybe when she wasn't having a great day. so they would spend time and put forwa forth effort and talk about the food they were bringing over. it really for seniors who are living in isolation, how amazing to have at least if no one else is coming to see you, that person who's delivering those meals sometimes is the only contact that so many of our senior community has when that feel meal is dropped off. this program and what it has done since 1970 has been absolutely amazing. this analyticfacility, to go fr meals a day to over 20,000 meals a day will make sure that we get rid of that wait list once and for all so that no one is left
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off the list moving forward in the future. you all, the contribute entor s people on the board, the folks who have supported this program over the years, the investmens s that you have made have had a pro foufound impact on so many indecreed able lives and you know this because that's why you support this program. i had the opportunity because i visited over the years since i've been an elected official various clients for the progra s and have had great kfingss, including the one i just had with mrs. lee earlier this year. she was just so grateful and so excited and so happy and just talked about her experience and how she probably wouldn't -- honestly she said i probably wouldn't be as big as i am if meals on wheels didn't deliver these programs. she was not big. she was a tooiny laidy, but shes so very happy and food really
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brings people together. we help and support our senior communities in this way. and another way we're going to be supporting our senior community is the housing bond, a $600 million housing bond without raising property tax es with the largest amount ever dedicated to senior housing and this is the largest housing bond we've ever done in the history of this city. so i'm really proud of the investments, the deliberate investments that we are making to support our senior populat n population, our dis ababled population, and also again thank you to meals on wheels for supporting our inactinavigationr s because we know that home l s homelessness is one of the -- the number one issue that we face in san francisco. we have a lot of people is it truing ling sw mental health and substance abuse dis ororder. we are changing how we provide support and services and it involves making sure we have i
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indecreed able partners and whee meals on wheels has been pushing the envelope and doing the great work for years and this facility that will be absolutely amazing is just one step forward in it happen ing continuing the great work they've done for decades. i'm so excited to be here and can't wait to cut the ribbon when we open. thank you all so much. [ applause ]. >> thank you so much, mayor breed. you know, nothing this monument al happens without a lot of effort, gathering the skills and leadership necessary to make something like this happen. so we want to acknowledge how we've gotten to this day and acknowledge the team that's going to help us finish this up. first and foremost, i want to thank my board of directors and the many boards of directors who have been engaged in this conversation. i was talking to someone about this earlier. you know, boards by design are the kooerps of the mission and frankly very hesitant to take on
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risk. this group of people did their job. they made sure that we were taking on something that we could accomplish and the fact that we're sitting here today is a testament frankly that they xem pexemplify the type of leadp and stewardship we want on all our boards across the city. let's give all these board members a big hand. [ applause ]. >> i mentioned earlier we went through the slog of trying to find something to buy so then we can figure out what we can build and how much it will cost. the first person who probably had to go through therapy after joining me on this effort was dan mckue our real estate representative and literally we worked for two and a half yeas s to get to this site and bewent through three pricing scoping and buying exercises and so forth. did you thank you, dan, for
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working with me and still being able to call me a friend. we also have identified an al all-star team to help us with this kitchen and build it. the first person i mentioned earlier but i want to call out specifically again is mike bal divrks dwin from kitchen concepts. mike was chosen not because he's one of the best in the field nationally, but because he served for decades in the meals on wheels in anaheim. when i saw his work there, i said you're the right guy for s us. you're the person who understand s how we're different and uni e unique. thank you. we also want to thank that we have a local san francisco lve, local business entrerprise, ja k jackson and lyles architect uru is our architect. the architects could not be here
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today, but iron ically their parents are. welcome and thank you for being here. we also have engaged a really good friend of meals on wheels for years, an excellent general contractor ain plant constructin and we have an amazing team assembled under the leadership and the determination of don b libby. we also have a great owner's p rep. this is the person that keeps our staff from having to deal with the mash nations and tell us what that means is keith d de-brian from skyline partners. keith, thank you. and an amazing three iio of peoe to make sure we build the best building. first is david who is under arrest our operations officer. frank scotted our director of
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facilities. an amazing asset to the organization. the guys that keep s me out of jail as well as making sure having money in the bank is the cfo. [ applause ]. >> even with the best-laid pl s plans, we would not be breaking ground today without an extraordinary group of organizations and people who've g come together to allow us to move this process forward quickly and they have done there through this through the new market task credit process. for those of you who don't know what those are, you're blessed. [ laughter ]. >> but just for the sake of education, basically the federal government incentivize s throug tax credits investment s and stressed communityies, programs that serve dis advertistreasurer that serve dis advertistreasur s distressed populations. our propositiject definitely f t
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that. it aligns credit s that organizations manage to give to projects and they're aligned with these approved projects and then at the eback end take s a ba bank credit. at the end of the day that's going to deliver about $8.1 million to this project. [ applause ]. >> i just want to really acknowledge the team that really have pushed this forward quickly on this project. first of all , david wilkin sos has been our consultant from northern california community loan fund. thank you, david. thank you for helping me understand this weave of stuff and so forth. leading the way to make sure that we anchor the new market tax credit that we needed for the project is the city of san francisco and the san francisco community investment fund, or as we call it sfif.
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without them jumping in and p putting their projestamp on thi project, i don't know if othes s would have joined as easily. we just wareally want to thank e sfif for supporting us. along side of the sfif, san francisco sfif was california loan fund who in vvested with u early as well. the group that put us over the top is an organization called community impact partners which is more of a national partner and they came in to push us forward as well. the irony is that two of these organizations are doing more than just giving us credits. they're actually funding our construction loan and that's community vision and community impact partners. we want to thank you for keeping us sane and giving us that option. we really appreciate it. i mentioned only the the back et
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a bank investor partner usually comes into a project like this, that partner is j. pvmentep. mo chase. we want to thank them to chase bank. lastly, obviously you know that in order to put together a complex transaction you have to have a good team around you and i want to thank liouise rodrige and also chris and brine and v novaradik our cpa. you're probably going like, gee, that's a lot of people, but it's not the end. we ultimately also have to bridge our pledges the jen ro generosity the people have pledged to make sure we don't have long-term debt. we need a bridge loan, we want to thank our piartner first
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republic bank to bridge that pledge loan and fragile for -- frankly for banking our loan. we'll mention again later, they also gave quite a big gift to the campaign. thank you. it's now my pleasure to really move us into thanking the other people who really put down significant mark er s and donatn s and pledges to this campaign and invite other people who have really lifted for me so long to come up and thank people who have participated, that's russ flin and hjose allen. [ applause ]. >> thank you, ashley. good morning, everyone. i am hjose allen. i'm a member of the board of meals on wheels frisk san francisco, and along with russ flin, i co chachaired the 50th s
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anniversary capital campaign. us russ and i are proud to be part of this vital project and to be able to thank each of you for your support of meals on wheels. clearly to be successful in r e raising almost 41, dlr $42 needed for this project require s extensive jen rgenerosity for, many support er s. luckily we have been successful in raising the funds necessary to move forward and have secured 80% of our goal. we have 20% left to go. now, it gives me great pleasure to thank the individuals. i call them our first responder s p who helped jump-start this campaign. first, there are two familyies who have been part of the meals on wheels family for over 30 years and have led the way with
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their lead gifts. the first is my he esteemed co f co-chair russ flin and his wife leigh. actually they didn't stop with just making their personal gift to the campaign, but they added to their gift by challenging their family and friends to join the efforts. so for that, we're very, very thankful. [ applause ] sjts. >> the second family i would like to thank is the sanjakamo family through the yvonne and n angelo sanjakamo foundation. here today is the daughter to recognize her mom who could not be abowith us. thank you again and thanks to the sanjakamo family for their support. [ applause ]. >> next, while they could not be
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here today, i would like to thank our meals on wheels hon honorary board chair andy and a carrie good mman, who have led e way in this campaign not only through their financial contributions to the campaign, but through their in sigsight s un titiring deadication to meal wheels. [ applause ]. >> now, there are 42 additional individual donor s thus far, bu our program schedule today doesn't allow me to call each of them out individually, but there are a few that i would like to thank. here they are. emily and sam glick, diane pe c pelaconi and susan sanjakamo, debbie and andy rat cliff, craig
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and maureen sullivan. rosemary and harry wong and lisa and todd zabel. we are truly grateful for these and other individuals who have helped bring us to the threshold of a successful capital campa n campaign. i look forward to being with all of you at our dedication in the last quarter of 2020 when we will have an opportunity to memorialise all the gueift s toe campaign through naming and donor recognition. thank you sooch for your supp t support. [ applause ]. >> thank you, hjose. i'm russ flin. i would like to start off by acknowledging ashley and all of his hue mmility for having the
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leadership ability to drag this board, some of who left the board because they didn't feel this was a possibility that we could realize. ashley thank you sincerely for our efforts. >> now i'll get back on script. hjose, thank you for all you've done. without hjose i wouldn't begin o know how to raise money. he's done this socio mamany tis. while i've raised money for political campaigns, i've rarely raised money for floirp -- p l philantropic. i would like to thank all the organizations and foundations that have contributed to this. the urps foundation, city of san
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francisco office of economic and workforce development, first republic bank, kooeizer perman e permanententy, crescent port ee hail foundation, walter and a s alise habb foundation, the bob ross fowks foundation, and our only one technology contributor, usual -- uber, and that un fortunately has been a little bit of a shortcoming in our campaign. while we have the mayor here -- [ laughter ]. >> -- i'd like to challenge her to maybe open the door to a few more of these folks and give e jose and i a chance to see if we can convince them to make contributions. while we've raised 80% of our funds, we still need 20% fmore. so i'd challenge everyone here who has already given to re
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consider and think about just stretching just a little bit more and that can help put us over the 41.2 -- 41.5, $42 million that we need. thank you all for coming today and, ashley, it's yours. [ applause ]. >> sincerely, i think you can see it pretty easily how blessed we are to have russ and hjose ad frankly every board member and b donor associated with this. we wouldn't be here without you. we're coming to the end of the speaking program. i give you the chance to re lla but also to secelebrate a littl bit. we' now we're going to do somethi something -- i don't know how we're going to do this, but i do want to offer a few closing thanks and instructions. flawl first of all , can we jut
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give our staff that work every day delivering food -- [ applause ]. >> -- answering the phones, i just don't think none of us who don't do this work think about what it means to walk up buil buildings and six flights of stairs with food in our your hand and buildings with he wieor s that don't work and getting in and out of a car. we have pretsocial worker s goi trying to help people who literally have nothing and people who have challenges and so forth and we have a staff that back them up that's unparalleled. again, my deep eest and most sincere appreciation to them. i specifically want to thank our development team led by jessica sweedler and we've been working
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together now for 12 years and we almost feel like we're kind of a dentist function ental -- di dysfunction al family, but a god one working together. frankly i think why both she and i deserve credit is we didn't staff up to run this campaign, we're just running it. we're running it on top of the $ $7 or $# 8 million that we have already. we had the heart to do it and we've been successful. thank you all. i also want to thank the team who worked hard on this event specifically, david miranda, our events manager, jim on hzwald o communications and marketing director. [ applause ]. >> and the person who has the hard eest job on earth, being m assistant, michelle fur longi longing -- fur long. and if i didn't call your name, please know how appreciative i
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am to you for what you do to support us in this work every single day. it's not possible to do. what we're going to try to do -- >> okay. everybody let's count down from five. >> five, four, three, two, one. yay. [ cheering and applause ]
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