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save the planet, they do, they care and my job is to speak to them in a way that they can understand that touches their heart and makes them feel powerful with simple actions to take every day. ♪ ♪ >> i was born and raised in the desert of palm springs, california. my dad was the rabbi in the community there. what i got from watching my father on stage talking to the community was learning how to be in the public. and learning how to do public speaking and i remember the first time i got up to give my first school assembly, i felt my dad over my shoulder saying pause for drama, deliver your
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words. when i was a kid, i wanted to be a teacher. and then when i got into high school, i decided i wanted to get into advertising and do graphic art and taglines and stuff like that. by the time i was in college, i decided i wanted to be a decorator. but as i did more work, i realized working my way up meant a lot of physical labor. i only had so much energy to work with for the rest of my life and i could use that energy towards making a lot of money, helping someone else make a lot of money or doing something meaningful. i found the nonprofit working to save the rainforest was looking for volunteers. i went, volunteered and my life changed. suddenly everything i was doing had meaning. stuffing envelopes had meaning, faxing out requests had meaning. i eventually moved up to san francisco to work out of the
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office here, given a lot of assembly through los angeles county and then came up here and doing assemblies to kids about rainforest. one of my jobs was to teach about recycle, teaching students to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost, i'm teaching them they have the power, and that motivates them. it was satisfying for me to work with for the department of environment to create a message that gets to the heart of the issue. the san francisco department of environment is the only agency that has a full time educational team, we go into the schools to help teach children how to protect nature and the environment. we realized we needed animal mascot to spark excitement with the students. the city during the gold rush
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days, the phoenix became part of the city feel and i love the symbolism of the phoenix, about transformation and the message that the theme of the phoenix provides, we all have the power to transform our world for the better. we have to provide teachers with curriculum online, our curriculum is in two different languages and whether it's lesson plans or student fact sheets, teachers can use them and we've had great feedback. we have helped public and private schools in san francisco increase their waste use and students are working hard to sort waste at the end of the lunch and understand the power of reusing, reducing, recycling and composting. >> great job. >> i've been with the department
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for 15 years and an environmental educator for more than 23 years and i'm grateful for the work that i get to do, especially on behalf of the city and county of san francisco. i try to use my voice as intentionally as possible to suppo support, i think of my grandmother who had a positive attitude and looked at things positively. try to do that as well in my work and with my words to be an uplifting force for myself and others. think of entering the job force as a treasure hunt. you can only go to your next clue and more will be revealed. follow your instincts, listen to your gut, follow your heart, do what makes you happy and pragmatic and see where it takes you and get to the next place. trust if you want to do good in
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this world, that >> well, well, we have one of the most exciting projects in district 11 in over a decade. supervisor safai, for the past 10 years, no one has been able to get a housing project of this significance built in this community, and guess what? you made it happen. [applause.] >> 116 new units, 50% affordable units for family of four making up to $123,000 a year. how incredible is that? this will provide housing for
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low income families and for foster care youth. i mean, this is how you get housing done in san francisco, working together, working in partnership with sammy and people who love. the fact is people who love this community and didn't have to go above and beyond in providing higher affordability on this project but wanted to do something to support the city and county of san francisco and what we are dealing with as it relates to our housing crisis. we are grateful for you and the community is here, and i also know your family is here. i am so excited. this will make a difference. on top of that, that is not even
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all. 40% of the units that are built of the affordability housing will go to the people who live in this neighborhood first, neighborhood preference. the legislation that i worked on back in the day when i was on the board of supervisors. it is going to be used on this project so that we can make sure that the community who lives here, where they might be struggling to hold on to their unit and whatever capacity, they will have a real shot of being a part of this incredible new community. i am excited about this project. i am grateful to supervisor safai for his leadership. i can't wait to be here when we open the doors for people to walk in their new places, and it is absolutely amazing. the person who led this effort to make this happen, who also
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did more than just help get this project through the process but also makes some zoning changes to make it possible to have as many units as we can on his site no other than supervisor safai. [applause.] >> supervisor safai: thank you, mayor breed. i feel like i am at a family reunion, but i did joke with sia and sammy i think we could put a runway strip here. this is the largest development in the history of this neighborhood in this community. there has never been any family affordable housing built in this community. i remember sitting with them a decade ago when they laid out the vision of wanting to do something to give back to the
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city that they feel made their family anal -- and lifted them back up after going through a revolution in their country they. they came here with very little and they have worked 50 years to build what we are seeing happen today. this is truly a gift to the city and county of san francisco. this is not something that is required. this is completely private land, privately financed by a family that wanted to give back to the city. i want to say thank you to the family for everything and you will their children and siblings and relatives for everything they did to make this happen. it is truly a gift. this even out paces the giant's ballpark development omission rock, which is 40% affordable on
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public land. 50% will below market rate. home-sf set the income. he said he wanted lower than what we laid out in the city. we tried to do the remaining 50% as rent control. sometimes the city gets in its way. i know they will continue to keep these rents affordable for this community. they are doing so much to give back to the city and county. we talked about this over a decade ago. we sat down with mayor lee before i became supervisor. he said he would prioritize this. the reason i bring that up is because this mayor has made not anything more of a priority than building housing. that was when we sat down with mayor lee, that was in the middle of 2016.
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we are going to the end of 2019. even with everything that -- and i would get monday my phone would ring. every monday i would get the call from him and family members. we are still over three years into getting this project done. this was supposed to be one of the highest priority projects in the city and county of san francisco. i know this mayor is dedicated to finding a way to cut through the layers. when a family wants to give a gift to the city, we have to wait almost three and a half years to get this done. besides all of that, i want to shout out to crazio. she guided this every step of the way on behalf of the mayor's
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office. my team was guiding this every step of the way. the planning department, the mayor's office of housing, city attorneys, all of the people working on behalf of the mayor. there is more to come, there are two more projects that are 100% affordable. she dedicated an additional $53 million in the budget. we break ground in october next year on two more projects. out of all of those together, almost 600 units, 65% will be affordable below market rate units in this community and affordable to the people living here. that is a big accomplishment. i am so lucky to have a partner in the mayor's office who prioritizes this community like no mayor has done in over 20 plus years.
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[applause.] i could go on and on. i will hand it over to the patriarch of the family, the mind that doesn't let any little thing get away from him, but he has to be that way. three and a half years, he has to be that way. someone was bragging about him the other day. he knows how to get projects built in san francisco. he really does. i am honored to have him as a friend and invest in this community. [applause.] >> thanks everyone. mayor, my good friend, supervisor and my family and everybody who is here. this wouldn't have happened without participation of everyone for this to happen. he is right i call every monday morning.
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if i wouldn't have done it, it would have taken seven years. this happened in three and-a-half years. i want to tell a story about my life, how i am here. i came with my wonderful life about 40 years as an immigrant from iran. i have been here 1973 i came here to san francisco. i was a student and i fell in love with the city. i still love this city. i always said we have got to do something. whatever i have, i got it through hard work. being in this wonderful diversified city. we talked a lot about it. this came about in 2007 when there was a melt down and i was able to purchase these. that is when me and sammy, she
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is an advocat of foster and homeless kids. this came about. i said maybe we can do something about it. finally here we are. thernext step is the foundationd get the super structure. i want to thank the wonderful mayor. i am so proud of you. you are a wonderful mayor. you are a great person. i want to tell my brother-in-law who designed this property, my kids and this is all my family. i love them all. it is great to be here. too many persons. (laughter). it is a great thing. i am so blessed.
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i asked my wife to be by my side. if i make a mistake she will say stage right. i think i have done go, right? she gave me a list and said memorize this. i said i will do this. that is not me, i have to talk how i feel. that is how i do it, you know. [applause.] >> i want to thank the mayor's office of housing.
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wonderful job. i forgot about my wonderful friend tom. he is a big support. thanks a lot. >> my name is kamal lane, and i've lived in san francisco for 30 -- let's say 31 years.
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i lived there a year february 29, 2017, my grandma's birthday. the thing that's cured my home is the mayor's office. when my number was called, i was excited because my number was number three. to rent a home in san francisco means that i'm able to be with my family to support me, me to support them. then, the opportunity for my daughter to get a good paying job. my favorite thing of my new home in hunters view is the view of the bay bridge, oakland, and a piece of the golden gate. it's peaceful and quiet, and they have a lot of activities for families. they have art class, where you can paint, they have trips, where they take the children. we went to a black art museum,
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we went to a jazz festival, we went ice skating. there's a lot -- they have a lot of activities up here, and that's one thing that i really love about it, i love my bedroom. it's peaceful, it's quiet, where i can think, play, and just have my quiet time. i love my bedroom. this is my home because this is where i live. me and my children, we love in here, we -- just being with my grand kids and loving somewhere and having somewhere is home. we love being together, and your heart -- wherever your heart is, that makes it home for you. shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and
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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.
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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,
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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.
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sustainability mission, even though the bikes are very minimal energy use. it still matters where the energy comes from and also part of the mission in sustainability is how we run everything, run our business. so having the lights come on with clean energy is important to us as well.
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we heard about cleanpowersf and learned they had commercial rates and signed up for that. it was super easy to sign up. our bookkeeper signed up online, it was like 15 minutes. nothing has changed, except now we have cleaner energy. it's an easy way to align your environmental proclivities and goals around climate change and it's so easy that it's hard to not want to do it, and it doesn't really add anything to san francisco is surrounded on three sides by water, the fire boat station is intergal to maritime rescue and preparedness, not only for san francisco, but for all of the bay area. [sirens]
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>> fire station 35 was built in 1915. so it is over 100 years old. and helped it, we're going to build fire boat station 35. >> so the finished capital planning committee, i think about three years ago, issued a guidance that all city facilities must exist on sea level rise. >> the station 35, construction cost is approximately $30 million. and the schedule was complicated because of what you call a float. it is being fabricated in china, and will be brought to treasure island, where the building site efficient will be constructed on top of it, and then brought to pier 22 and a half for installation. >> we're looking at late 2020 for final completion of the fire boat float.
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the historic firehouse will remain on the embarcadero, and we will still respond out of the historic firehouse with our fire engine, and respond to medical calls and other incidences in the district. >> this totally has to incorporate between three to six feet of sea level rise over the next 100 years. that's what the city's guidance is requiring. it is built on the float, that can move up and down as the water level rises, and sits on four fixed guide piles. so if the seas go up, it can move up and down with that. >> it does have a full range of travel, from low tide to high tide of about 16 feet. so that allows for current tidal movements and sea lisle rises in the coming decades.
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>> the fire boat station float will also incorporate a ramp for ambulance deployment and access. >> the access ramp is rigidly connected to the land side, with more of a pivot or hinge connection, and then it is sliding over the top of the float. in that way the ramp can flex up and down like a hinge, and also allow for a slight few inches of lateral motion of the float. both the access ramps, which there is two, and the utility's only flexible connection connecting from the float to the back of the building. so electrical power, water, sewage, it all has flexible connection to the boat. >> high boat station number 35 will provide mooring for three fire boats and one rescue boat. >> currently we're staffed with seven members per day, but the fire department would like to establish a new dedicated
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marine unit that would be able to respond to multiple incidences. looking into the future, we have not only at&t park, where we have a lot of kayakers, but we have a lot of developments in the southeast side, including the stadium, and we want to have the ability to respond to any marine or maritime incident along these new developments. >> there are very few designs for people sleeping on the water. we're looking at cruiseships, which are larger structures, several times the size of harbor station 35, but they're the only good reference point. we look to the cruiseship industry who has kind of an index for how much acceleration they were accommodate. >> it is very unique. i don't know that any other fire station built on the water is in the
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united states. >> the fire boat is a regionalesset tharegional assete used for water rescue, but we also do environmental cleanup. we have special rigging that we carry that will contain oil spills until an environmental unit can come out. this is a job for us, but it is also a way of life and a lifestyle. we're proud to serve our community. and we're willing to help people in any way we can. >> hi, i'm with building san francisco. and we have a special program of stay safe today where we're
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going to talk about what you can do to your home after an earthquake to make it waterproof and to be more comfortable. we're here at spur in san francisco, this wonderful exhibit of safe enough to stay. and this is an example of what your home might be like after an earthquake. and we have today with us ben latimer from tvan. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> we'll talk about things you can do you don't have to be a professional contractor to make your home more livable after an earthquake. >> i want to talk about things a homeowner can do. we have comfort and we have things like a little bit of maybe safety if your front door is ajar and waterproofing if you have a leak in your roof, or if you have broken glass on the window. >> so unr, one of the most
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important fib use is keeping outside out and inside in. let's look at windows. >> let's assume this window is broken in the earthquake. we have wind and rain blowing in. one of the most important things you need to do as a homeowner is secure the plastic properly. if you just take staples or nails and put them into the plastic, we're going to get a strong wind and rip it right off. what i'm going to have somebody do is they're going to have -- this is an old piece of shingle. you might have -- everybody has a piece of wood in their basement. it doesn't have to be fancy. they take out this rusty screw begun, and hopefully you have one of these. >> there is one at the neighborhood support center. >> at the neighborhood support center. you're going to wrap this plastic around this board, take your screw. and then screw that in. >> you need a permit for this? >> you do need a permit for this. and you can contact the former head building inspector to get
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that permit. that's it. now when the wind blows, it's tight and it's not going to pull through, having a single point of contact. >> great. what about this door? take a look at this door. what can you do? let's say it doesn't shut tight. what can you do? >> for the sake of argument, we're on the inside. i can't lock my door at night. i have a very similar, very similar idea. i'm going to take my 2 by 4. i can put it across the jamb in the door. one. two. maybe i want another one up here, maybe another one down there. but i can go to sleep. and that quickly, i can get it off in the morning. >> terrific. what about the roof up here? we see people throw blue tarps over their roof after an earthquake. that seems reasonable. >> i think the blue tarp is reasonable. the things that people want to know that they need to know is
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if you have multiple tarps, how you overlap. starting from the bottom and moving up so that you're overlapping this way. so, rain running down doesn't slide under your tarp. >> right. >> and the same technique we did over here, as silly as it may sound, wrapping the end of that blue tarp with your board and then securing that if you can underneath, if you have to on top is fine. but making sure that you don't have an area where the wind is going to get under and bill owe that tarp. >> the wind can rip it right off. >> and then you're back up there again. >> let's go inside and check out what we can do inside. >> old fun. here we go. >> so, ben, i see you have nails, universal tool right here. >> man's best friend. duct tape. let me show you a couple things we can use this for after an earthquake. this window right here, because it's off kilter, we have open seams all along. i have a lot of air coming through. i want to stay comfortable at night. i want to keep that air out. it's as simple as that, all the way around.
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>> excellent. >> now i don't have any air coming in. let's say this one is one that would annoy me. everything is a little off. my doors won't stay closed. i take a piece of my favorite duct tape here, close it up. and at least it will stay out of my way when i'm trying to live throughout my day. if we're not talking about pressurized water, we're talking about just the drain, sometimes they're going to get a crack here. >> right, sure. >> and you're going to get a leak. duct tape around that is going to help us get through until we can get a plumber out and get that fixed as well. let's say we only have electricity in one room, so we're running extension cords across the house. if i'm going to run an extension cord from one room to the other, i don't want kids tripping on it. i don't want to trippon it. i take my trusty duct tape, tape it to the floor, and i don't have to worry about it getting kicked. >> great, great. look at this. let's look at the duct tape here because we see a big -- >> yes. in the event of an earthquake, i don't think we're going to have too many -- too much debris that's safe to put into
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a plastic bag, even as strong as it might be. these are called vice bags. this is what they use to put rice and things when they ship it. this is something where i take my glass, i can take broken pieces of wood, i can take anything sharp and fill it. and it's not going to puncture and come out. it's not going to fall all over the floor. i've not going to have it sticking out, maybe scratch myself, cut myself or anything like that. these are a great thing to have. >> you have a little go-to box for emergencies. that's great. thanks very much for joining us, ben. it's really been interesting. and i want to thank you all for joining us here at the spur urban center. and we'll see you again >> welcome to pricidia middle school. i am emma dunbar and i had the enormous privilege to be the principal in this community. thank you all for joining us. [ cheering and applause ]. >> i want to give a very warm
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welcome to my students, to our staff, to elected officials, board members, mayor appliappli and our trusted partners at sales force. i couldn't be happier to host you all on this yard just opened for our new school year after four years in the making. it is a prime example of what investment in our public schools can look like. four years ago, mark benniof, along with the mayors and superintendents from oakland and san francisco, stood on this very same yard to celebrate the third year of the sales force grant. at that time, there was success to celebrate. wifi in every middle school, computers and ipads available to every school, the established of the principal's innovation fund. we may not have appreciated how much more celebrating there was
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to come. to date, we've now seen over $40 million invested in the students of san francisco unified school districts. [ cheering and applause ]. >> and $20 million invested in the students at oakland unified. [ cheering and applause ]. >> this has had incredible results in math, computer science, and college readiness throughout both of these great cities. what i want to share with you today is what this means for presidio and what i observed seeing these transformations. not just to our physical environments but to our students' lives. here is an example of what our community has seen since 2013. increased student access to and interest in coding and robotics.
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teachers and students collaborating in online environments in every classroom in our school. in addition to our beautiful new space, our community enjoys partnering directly with sales force volunteers who have supported our teachers throughout the school in creating welcoming environments for learning. we know that our students thrive when we can surround them with the support of everyone in the community, from teachers to volunteers to corporate partners to parents. i'd now like to personally thank and introduce mark benniof co-c.e.o. and chairman of sales force who has championed this great, incredible, amazing work for our students. [ cheering and applause ] .
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>> thank you so much for coming today. it's a gorgeous day and always the hottest day when we do these announcements. i just want to say you have an amazing team up hear that i want to call out. we have principal dunbar. thank you for everything you're doing. [ cheering and applause ]. >> and we have two of our fabulous mayors here in san francisco and oakland, mayor breed and mayor shaw. thank you. [ cheering and applause ]. >> and we have our amazing team here of our superintendents kyle and vincent, thank you for everything that you're doing. [ applause ]. >> we have anthony from the sales force foundation too. thank you, ebony. [ cheering and applause ]. >> doing work like this really does take a team. one member of our team is


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