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we have to always put priority for the engine trucks so we have use for every day and as the budget functions and the money allows from city hall, we see items here on the list that we can update, so we're working with the chief here and mark corso, we have some updates that we can identify, and we're going to put in the request. >> commissioner covington: okay. what you have outlined is a logical plan, okay? and i agree with the plan. so when the plan is put on paper in january, i suppose -- we have a plan to come for that. we have a plan in the budget that we're going to ask for. for the fleet update, we have a plan for the one that's going to expire in june. >> commissioner covington: okay. so it expires in june, and we're going to have one in
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place in april, may? so the push for new money, that's going to begin fairly soon, though. >> mm-hmm. yes. >> commissioner covington: okay. well thank you for that response. then, i had another question regarding the drone. >> excuse me? >> commissioner covington: the drone. so chief cochran. >> good morning again. >> good morning. good morning thank you for your progress on this. it's amazing to me that things take years. you know, the most needs in order for them to be met, it takes years. so on the up side, for the second drone, things will go much more quickly. >> that's the plan,
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commissioner, commissioner, yes, ma'am. >> commissioner covington: okay. well, i'm hoping for a second drone because it's been a steep learning curve to get that first drone in the air. i think we will all feel much better and all feel a sense of accomplishment when it takes its maiden voyage. >> absolutely. >> commissioner covington: okay. well, thank you. >> thank you. >> president nakajo: chief cochran, you want to stay up there for a sec? >> yes, sir. >> president nakajo: okay. commissioners, if there's no other questions or comments, i'll ask my question. okay. chief cochran, you were talking about 14 candidates that were designated for training. is that number sufficient in terms of what you're trying to establish? >> well, we'd always like more
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service. it's starting out as a program, hoping people catch on, but for us, it's like a tens medic or k9 handler. they get on the chief's list, but we have to start somewhere, and i think that's a good number right now. >> president nakajo: okay. just in terms of some good information, i imagine that -- is it a position that would be titled as a drone "specialist" or how would they operate? would that member be on duty during the course of time, depending on circumstance? could you explain some process if you have a process? >> i'd have to refer to deputy for that, sir. >> president nakajo: okay. yeah. i'm curious as to how we're going to get there, since we're getting close, and we're getting close to operation. chief, did you want to respond? >> yeah. we have some designated drone
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operator every day on duty that the chiefs can refer to and special call for the operation. we're still having discussions on where to locate that drone. we're thinking somewhere on the western side of the city for the cliff rescues that we have out there. but having 14, it will allow us to have somebody on call every single day that can respond to a specific incident and then use the drone for that specific incident. >> president nakajo: where would that come out of? would that be department chief of operations? okay. so that would be department for us in terms of coordination. okay. >> yeah. >> president nakajo: i think that's enough information that we can feel good to move forward to the next step. i think we've got it in operational phase, and as soon as we can have that in some kind of working order. >> yeah. >> president nakajo: chief velo, in terms of your specific
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report, there were a couple of things that came out. one of the things that came out is what i call a newer picture of the e.m.s. station. i guess we identified it as -- what is the label? is it 49 still? >> 49. station 49. >> president nakajo: okay. in terms of station 49, that brief picture, where are we at in terms of implementation of that program, utilization? >> so it's scheduled to open fall of next year, 2020, and we're still on schedule. there's things to every project, but we're still on track for that project. >> president nakajo: and then the reference in terms of what the vice president asked, rigs in terms of trucks or parking, you mentioned the availability of old station 49. just a point of clarification. is the old station 49 within our fire department jurisdiction still? >> yes. so the plans for that facility
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is to become the new b.o.a., and then, we can upgrade that and have some access to that, too. >> president nakajo: as we talk about not total replacement, but parts replacement, which would need to me if anyone in the department visits where the current bureau of equipments are, it's small and old. so in terms of that transition to the old station 49, that helps me visualize larger room, more capacity. it doesn't change the personnel numbers there, but it changes the atmosphere in terms of -- >> and we still plan to keep all b.o.e. of 25 street, but now we're adding that capacity of the new b.o.e. facility at old 49 for apparatus. we have a lot of plans. our s.b.a. can still be there. a lot of plans for that facility that can help us. and space is the key.
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we're going to have much more space to have apparatus plugged in there properly, so we're in good shape. >> president nakajo: okay. and that's your reference to old station 49 which will be the future bureau of equipment. just to keep going, what happens to the old bureau of equipment that's just off the freeway? >> that's the place where tools are fixed, little things happen there. we're still planning to use that building. eventually, that building has to be retrofitted to use, but until we have bonds for that, we're still use the space. >> president nakajo: all right. thank you very much for that. i also wanted to remark that the picture that you showed about the nurturing, the picture with the mothers and the children. >> yep. >> president nakajo: that makes total sense to me. if we really want indeed community participation and if mothers are going to come, the whole object is what are you going to do with your kids?
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and if the fire department -- and i love that picture. it seemed of a welcoming nature just beyond their, you know -- education trickles down to the kids, as well, but i know our department -- our mission statement is in terms of suppression, prevention, medical, but i know in terms of e.m.s. 6, we're encompassing ourselves into needs of families of sfrichk. a -- san francisco. and to see that picture, i know the mothers there, they're concentrating. i don't know if you throw a snack in there somewhere or a toy for the kids? >> so i would say the concept includes the family brings a meal, and the firefighters bring a meal, too, so the community is helping each other, because it's normally at
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dinner time when they come. so they bring meals and we all share the meals and the breaks that we have. >> president nakajo: i like that. that's what we call community relationship. lo thank you very much for your comprehensive report, chief. madam secretary? >> clerk: item 5, amend fire commission meeting calendar 2020. discussion and possible action to amend the 2020 calendar to reflect a change of date and room number from november 11, 2020, which is veterans holiday to tuesday, november 10, 2020, in room 408 at city hall and adopt the 2020 fire commission regular meeting calendar. >> president nakajo: all right. thank you, madam secretary. at some point, there was a
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calendar in your docket -- i don't know if many of you have it or not, but this issue on the veterans day conflict came about. i'm going to call for public comment, and then, we'll have some questions or comment. anybody wishes to speak on public comment on item 5 on the calendar? seeing none, public comment is closed. what is your desire? >> commissioner cleaveland: move to approve. >> president nakajo: i've got a motion from commissioner cleaveland. i need a second. call for the vote. any approvals? madam secretary. >> clerk: item 6, comment on information on things that have
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happened since last meeting? >> president nakajo: is there any public comment on item 6, commission reports? seeing no one that wishes to give public comment, public comment is closed. commissioners? commissioner alioto veronese? >> commissioner veronese: i understand we're going to be using paramedic larry to retirement, which is a bummer. he's a great guy and he's done a great service for this city. i just want to thank you, chief, for coming up with that program -- under your administration, certainly. it's a great program that we now have paramedics on bikes in the airport. it made me feel more secure in that airport because it's kind of siloed out there in its own little world. great job on that.
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larry's a great guy. really made me feel and my family feel good about having those paramedics in there. >> president nakajo: thank you very much. commission vice president covington? >> commissioner covington: thank you, mr. president. i just want to say that last week, we had a very
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reference and acknowledge our commission secretary, marie
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comfrey who really worked very, very hard on that retirement to make it as nice as it was. it is a great thing to see members come in and actually smile when they go out, as well, and look just great, and there is life after the fire department, and we all know that. but it's just great to be able to see that kind of relationship. the other thing i wanted to remark, just as a point of information, no negative remarks in terms of intention. i attended a recent commission meeting, another commission meeting, and i was there five minutes before the start time, and then, it got to five minutes after, and then, it got to ten minutes after, and then it got to 15 minutes after, and then they started. and i'm just so proud that this commission, with our colleagues on the commission, when we say the train leaves at 9:00, the train leaves at 9:00. i'm proud that we start our mission and our meetings on time to our responsibility to the charter but also to the public, and i just want to
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thank all of you commissioners for that cooperation. ever since i've been on the commission, we've been starting the meetings on time, so thank you, commissioners, and to the command staff, as well. madam secretary -- i'm sorry. commissioner hardeman? >> commissioner hardeman: thank you, president nakajo. i just wanted to have -- i have nothing to report except a comment on a couple of retirees. so at the last 49er game, i saw retired chiefs c.d.-2 and c.d.-3, ramona williams and mark gonzales. they were there together. chief williams sits near me, so she came by and reported that she was going to be the grandmother of a little girl, so she's very excited because she has the four-year-old grandson who she just worshipped and spends a lot of time with.
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i look any closer, and i swear she looks ten years ago younger. and then, mark gonzales, in the short time, i'd say about two years younger, and i told him about it. so it's one thing about those jobs, everybody in the fire department seeks to move up. i mean, a lot of people do, and they take tests and earn it. but there's also a lot of reference about the big shot, big job, they get paid a lot. but once you retire from that type of job, then you realize how you never aren't working, you're always thinking c.d.-2 and c.d.-3. and i think i commented a couple times about mark gonzales, i would be down two weeks in a row, one on saturday, one on sunday. he's at 11:00, noon, going into work on a saturday or sunday, which you're supposed to be off, and that's what happens with those types of jobs is
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you're either thinking about it or you're putting in the extra time somehow, so i just wanted to comment on how the proof of it is and how good they look now, so they're getting their glow back of not working and enjoying their retirement. thank you. >> president nakajo: thank you very much, commissioner hardeman. madam secretary? >> clerk: item 7, agenda for next and future fire commission meetings? >> president nakajo: all right. the only thing i see on our calendar -- which today is the last meeting of this year -- is that in january, we traditionally have our commission elections. there are only two meetings scheduled in january. the first, i believe, is january 8, 2020, and the second commission meeting is january 22. seeing that january 8 we would come back after the break, i'm not quite sure if we could schedule -- and the next one, i
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know we could if we wanted to, but at this point, i thought perhaps we would look at perhaps the second meeting of january, which is january 22. the only point of information -- and i'll share my information -- is that hopefully in january, i'm assuming we'll have a full quorum. point of information, myself as fire commissioner, on january the 15, by the charter, my term is complete. i believe, commissioner hardeman, you are in the same situation. so commissioner hardeman and myself, our terms are complete on january 15, and from that point moving forward, it would be up to the perrogative of the mayor for us to continue, and i'm sure that commissioner hardeman has that intention, as do i, but it is up to the mayor, that decision.
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having said, th that, i assume we'll still be here in january. we'll still be here the first meeting in january, i believe. but having said that, commissioners, my recommendation is to schedule and calendar the elections on january 22, which would be the second meeting of january. is there any comment or -- comment on that? >> commissioner cleaveland: very good logic. >> president nakajo: thank you very much, commissioner cleaveland. and vice president covington? >> commissioner covington: thank you very much, mr. president. i think traditionally, the elections were held on the first meeting in january, and so i think this year, we did it on the second meeting. but before that, it was the first meeting, so. >> clerk: so for the last five
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years, three have been on the first wednesday and two have been on the second. so in 2015, it was on january 22. in 2018, it was january 24, and then, on the 19, it was on the 9th. the 17, it was on the 11th, and on the 16th, it was on the 13th. >> president nakajo: okay. commissioners, what is your pleasure? commission vice president covington? >> commissioner covington: okay. i think that just following the timeline that you have given, and knowing the great responsibility that this commission has, that it would be prudent to have the election on the first week -- excuse me, the first meeting.
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>> president nakajo: okay. >> commissioner covington: that way, we're not hampered by a lack of a quorum. >> president nakajo: okay. so vice president covington, you are suggesting we have election on january the 8, the first meeting of the commission. >> commissioner covington: yes. >> president nakajo: okay. commissioner hardeman? >> commissioner hardeman: yes. i agree with you, president nakajo. if i'm not reappointed, it doesn't make sense to vote on who the next commissioner is going to be. if there's a new commissioner, they should vote on who the new president and vice president should be. that's just my opinion. >> president nakajo: okay. so commissioner hardeman, just so i'm clear, you're suggesting the second meeting in january. is that what you're saying?
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>> commissioner covington: either way, it's going to be january. >> president nakajo: okay. so commissioners, this is not up for a vote because it's an item of discussion. commissioner cleaveland, commissioner veronese, is there any flavor in terms of your feeling about this subject matter? and we don't have to schedule it today. i'm just saying that we're having a discussion. but point of information, we won't meet again until the first meeting in january, so it would be prudent for us to at least come to an idea of when we want to do this election. all right. if i don't get any input, then i'll take the prerogative. >> commissioner covington: like i said, it's january. >> commissioner hardeman: can i get the mic again? >> president nakajo: please. >> commissioner hardeman: actually, it's the prerogative of the chair to schedule a meeting, but you're like me when i was president. you wanted the opinion of everyone else. but it is your prerogative, and you choose to get the opinion of the rest of us, so it's
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fine. >> president nakajo: i appreciate that, and i appreciate that very much. i do understand it is the prerogative of the chair, and i'm going to suggest january 22 for the elections. >> clerk: and we do have sf vice coming in for a presentation. >> president nakajo: okay. commissioners, you know what the lineup is in january, what it looks like, as well. madam secretary? >> clerk: you need to call for public comment on that. >> president nakajo: all right. i'm calling for public comment on item 7. seeing none, public comment is closed on item 7. item 9? >> clerk: public comment on item 9, whether to hold item
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9-b, closed session. >> president nakajo: at this particular time, if any member of the public wishes to approach -- i do not see any. public comment is closed. [gavel]. >> president nakajo: madam secretary? >> clerk: vote on whether to conduct item 9-b in closed >> president nakajo: okay. we're back in open. madam secretary, item 11. >> clerk: item 11, vote to disclose any or all discussions held in closed session. >> president nakajo: all right, commissioners, i'm going to need a motion and a second, please. >> commissioner cleaveland: motion to not disclose, mr. president. >> president nakajo: thank you
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very much, commissioner cleaveland. >> commissioner covington: second. >> president nakajo: thank you very much, commissioner covington. call the question. all is -- >> our united states constitution requires every ten
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years that america counts every human being in the united states, which is incredibly important for many reasons. it's important for preliminary representation because if -- political representation because if we under count california, we get less representatives in congress. it's important for san francisco because if we don't have all of the people in our city, if we don't have all of the folks in california, california and san francisco stand to lose billions of dollars in funding. >> it's really important to the city of san francisco that the federal government gets the count right, so we've created count sf to motivate all -- sf count to motivate all citizens to participate in the census.
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>> for the immigrant community, a lot of people aren't sure whether they should take part, whether this is something for u.s. citizens or whether it's something for anybody who's in the yunited states, and it is something for everybody. census counts the entire population. >> we've given out $2 million to over 30 community-based organizations to help people do the census in the communities where they live and work. we've also partnered with the public libraries here in the city and also the public schools to make sure there are informational materials to make sure the folks do the census at those sites, as well, and we've
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initiated a campaign to motivate the citizens and make sure they participate in census 2020. because of the language issues that many chinese community and families experience, there is a lot of mistrust in the federal government and whether their private information will be kept private and confidential. >> so it's really important that communities like bayview-hunters point participate because in the past, they've been under counted, so what that means is that funding that should have gone to these communities, it wasn't enough. >> we're going to help educate people in the tenderloin, the multicultural residents of the tenderloin.
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you know, any one of our given blocks, there's 35 different languages spoken, so we are the original u.n. of san francisco. so it's -- our job is to educate people and be able to familiarize themselves on doing this census. >> you go on-line and do the census. it's available in 13 languages, and you don't need anything. it's based on household. you put in your address and answer nine simple questions. how many people are in your household, do you rent, and your information. your name, your age, your race, your gender. >> everybody is $2,000 in funding for our child care, housing, food stamps, and medical care. >> all of the residents in the city and county of san francisco need to be counted in census 2020. if you're not counted, then your community is underrepresented and will be underserved.
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[gavel] >> thank you. >> are we good, madame clerk? good. good morning, everyone. my apology for arriving late to
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the chambers. the meet willing come to order. this is december 11, 2019 regular meeting of the budget and finance committee. i am sandra lee fewer, chair of the funds and finance committee, joined by katherine stephanie and rafael mandelman. our clerk is ms. wang. i'd like to thank sfgov tv for broadcasting this meeting. madame clerk, do you have any announcements? >> yes, please make sure to silence all cell phones and electronic devices, complete the speaker cards to be included as part of the file should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the january 7, 2020 board of supervisors agenda, unless otherwise stated. >> thank you very much. please call item number one. >> resolution approving an updated emergency declaration of the san francisco public utilitieses commission to repair the southeast treatment
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plant final effluent force main for a total estimated cost not to exceed $6.250 million. >> and i think we have michael tran here. >> that's correct. good morning, supervisors. members of the budgets and finance committee, clerk of the board. i'm a project manager with the san francisco public utilities commission. specifically for the southeast outfall crossing emergency bypass. i'm here today to present this project as related to the initial emergency declaration presented here january 2019. i'd like to direct your attention to the powerpoint presentation. as a broad overview, this is a picture of the booster pump station that will be geting into more detail. i'd first like the start off with a little bit of background for the project site and a project location. the booster pump station is located at 3rd and arthur, approximately 3 1/2 miles south of oracle park, 1 1/2 miles south of the new chase stadium located in at 3rd and arthur
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in district 10 of san francisco. the treatment plant treats approximately 2/3 of the city's sewage. the booster pump station experiences approximately 50 to 60 million gallons per day on average and up to 110 millions per day peak, which is pressurized through the southeast outfall system into a pair of force mains crossing the creek. the longer term project is scheduled in targeting 2023 to permanently replace the crossing at islais creek. i'd also like to recap the history of this emergency declaration. so on october 18 of 2018, waste water staff of san francisco p.u.c. detect add potential leak at the islais creek crossing. and what is the leaking force mean? the leaking force means continual operations that there is a noncompliance with the
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southeast plants and in addition this leaking pipe is located inside isslais creek which is identified by regional water quality board as a list of impaired body -- water body. subsequently on october 22, san francisco p.u.c. issued an emergency declaration according to san francisco administrative code chapter 6.60. on december 26, 2018, san francisco p.u.c. revised the emergency declaration again, based on findings from project staff that found poor soil conditions and additional challenges which increased the anticipated amount up to $5 million and subsequently approved by the board of supervisors with an authorization under chapter 6.60 and chapters 21.15. on september 25, we subsequently revised this emergency declaration again
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based on active construction and feedback and recommendations from the project team to increase the -- not to exceed budget up to 6.25 million from the 4.12 million. and i'll get into that in a little more detail. one last recap from the initial design that was presented here in january 2019. i'd like to illustrate the initial design which is shown on the screen, the blue lines illustrate the approximate location of the crossing of islais creek. the bottom blue line illustrates the profile of this pipeline. the red line illustrate what is we attempted to construct and the initial construction duration we estimated to be nine months. and, of course, we mentioned the overall project including construction management and design and construction to not to exceed $5 million and the project will be built in guidelines as a statutorily exempt project. i'd like to present the challenges, which is the reason
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why we're here today. on the left-hand side photo you can see one of the contractors, twoiing inside a dry hopper dam immediately within the waterway. if you can see the types of soil we were encountering, young bay mud, very unclassified type of artificial fill. the right hand side is oriented a little bit different. this is a result from the survey. at the islais creek bridge is shown on the left-hand side with a reasonably large depression found on the center of the creek under the water and this will help present a redesign that had to happen last minute. bottom right hand photo is a snapshot from one of our local medias and this was -- and you can see on there it's identified as a whale sighting. specifically ali the wayward whale and she happened to visit our project site immediately prior to our mobilization. so, what this necessitated was additional biologist active and
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very -- and very adamant type of active monitoring by our construction management team and also by our biologists on site. a lot of open communications with our contractor as well. what happened with the challenges that we encountered. immediately prior to that mobilization, we had to redesign. instead of following the existing blue alignment we actually created a new design to follow -- to have a direct connection between the northern, southern shorelines. and our construction duration, we actually shortened it by approximately three months. actual construction and heavy construction was substantially complete as of october 2019. and we demobilized in november 2019 and we are planning for final site work such as sidewalk restoration, fence restoration and permit closeout this month. now with actual construction costs in, we are still
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negotiating final change orders but the project team is confident we can stay under $5.5 million. project is still categorized as statutory exempt under ceqa guidelines. i'd like to help illustrate the specialized construction techniques that were used. as mentioned earlier, the project was substantially complete as of october 8, 2019, almost a week in advance of the october 15 official wet weather start date in our area. there's minor site work remaining at this time. the bottom left hand photo illustrates the utilization of a specialized crane and barge configuration which lowered what you can see as a knife gate valve into a dry coffer dam pit t. middle photo is a relatively uncommon type of construction. it's called floating and sinking and used throughout the country. but reasonably uncommon in the san francisco bay area. and you can see the pipe floating in the center of the creek temporarily before it's floated and sunk into place.
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right-hand photo shows the final connection toward the northern connection structure. in summary, i'm here today to request that the support of this committee to approve the revised emergency declaration. thank you. >> any questions to my colleagues? seeing none, could we have the b.l.a. report? >> good morning, chair fewer. the board of supervisors is being asked to prove an updated emergency declaration for the slave creek work and the previous resolution was approved in february of this year. i believe mr. tran has appropriately described the nature of the work. the increase is actually in the authorized amount from $4.9 million to $6.2 million in the resolution. on table one, page three of our report, you'll see that the aftersbunlt provided by p.u.c. as $5.5 million. therefore, we recommend a reduction in the resolution by
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$750,000 from 6.2 to 5.5. we recommend approval as amended. >> thank you very much. mr. tran, do you agree with a recommendation from the b.l.a.? >> yes. based on the actual construction costs. >> great. this opens it up for public xhefnlt any members of the public would like to comment on item one? seeing none, it's now closed. i'd like to maiption a approve the amendment brought forth by the b.l.a. and make a move to advance it to the board with the amended. item number two. >> resolution approving and authorizing a 50-year lease with one 16-year option to extend between the portion commission and t.z.k. broadway hotel venue and public open space development at sea wall 323 and 324 with an annual minimum base rent equal to no less than $1 million to commence following board approval. >> thank you very much.
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i'd like to make a motion to move this and continue this item to the meeting of january 8. before i do that, i'd like to take public comment. any members of the public would like to comment on item number two. seeing none, public sxhenlt now closed. i'd like to make a motion to continue this item to the meeting of january 8. if we can take that without objection. thank you very much, colleagues. madame clerk, please call item number three. >> resolution the department of technology to accept an incoming gift of consulting services from google inc. for a term of six months to commence upon board approval valued at $750,000. >> thank you very much. and we have the interim director for the office of civic innovation. >> good morning, supervisors. good morning, members of the committee. this resolution will allow the department of technology to accept a gift of consulting
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services from a civic bridge partner organization, google incorporated. specifically, under this project, the civic bridge program team will assist the planning department and other departments to make the reporting, collection of housing data more efficient. and i have a brief presentation that i'd like to share with you. the bridge is a program that matches talent with departments to address specific policy or operational challenges facing those departments. under the civic bridge program, departments identify service needs that can benefit from pro bono assistance from outside parties. so this project, we will be working with s.f. planning and other related departments and a team of volunteers from google who will work full time for six months on this multidepartment city team. gaog is a founding partner of civic bridge, having worked with mo cd on the
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predevelopment of the affordable housing portal, the one-stop shop residents for people. this pipeline project will have the goal to understand, improve and make more efficient the reporting and collection of housing-relate data. the quarterly housing pipeline report helps city decision-makers and the public understand the volume of units moving through this pipeline. currently, the housing report is compiled through a cumbersome, time intensive, manual process and consequentially is not timely or accurate. the team -- the pro bono team will assess the data and understand the points of our city staff and project sponsors throughout this housing pipeline. this will help the city provide greater visibility and to the housing approval process, identify and recommend business process and prevents and communicate and coordinate with the production of housing in san francisco. thank you. do you have any questions? i'm available.
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colleagues, any questions or comments? >> using none, there is no b.l.a. report on this. let's open this up for public comment. any members of the public like to comment on item number three? seeing none, public comments now closed. i'd like to move this to the board with a positive recommendation. thank you very much. thank you. madame clerk, please call item number four. >> hearing to consider the release of reserved funds to the arts commission placed on the budgets and finance committee reserve in the amount of $2.6 million to administer grants in the areas of arts education, affordable space, core support for organizations and support for individual artists. >> thank you very much. and today we have mr. tom decane from the arts commission here. welcome. >> good morning, supervisors. thank you so much for hearing our item this morning. i'm pleased to announce the reserve of $2 30i6 million for the arts impact endowment. voter aproved proposition e last november with 75%
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approval, which restores the hotel tax nexus to arts and culture funding in san francisco. thank you so much for all of your support. in the measure, it included $9 million approximately new funding for arts and culture, including a new arts impact endowment to be jointly administered between grants for the arts. and i have my colleagues here, matthew guedeau and jason blackwell. the arts impact endowment required a five-year allocation plan which is a needs assessment based similar to the children's needs assessment. in the winter and spring of 2019 we engaged over 3500 residents of san francisco as well as visitors and had various input into what the new arts impact endowment should support. here you see some of the statistics in terms of who we engaged across the city through
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focus groups, city-wide survey and a city-wide town hall at the veterans building. we had very clear outcomes of prioritis that actually mirrored the polling of proposition e. number one was arts education and youth arts to what is affordability of space and support for more affordable space in the city. core support for arts organizations and affordable housing and supports for artists, individual artists. so the cultural services allocational plan was approved by the arts commission on march 4. consequence subsequently was approved by the city administrator naomi kelly with this breakdown. we're requesting the approval today of $2.6 million with these percentage breakdowns in these four core areas. all the funding would be granltzed out through competitive grant making through an r.f.p. process jointly administered by grants for arts and the arts commission. in these areas, just to highlight about what the recommendations have been from community engagement, including
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a two-day working group which meant in may of 2019, so a new grant category to support intergenerational learning, connecting young people with intergenerational learning, supporting the extension of current teaching artist residency grants to support traditional general residence. right now we're focused on creative writing but we would expand that work. creating a new grant to support creative pathways for youth up to age 24 and providing opportunities to bring constituents together to further conversation an innovation approaches to supporting youth in the arts. on affordable space and infrastructure, we know ownership is the best way to keep arts organizations in the city. so, we would continue our work in supporting pathways to ownership through partnerships with groups like the community art stabilization trust. here you see the cass partnership which is a great model of how we can acquire permanently dierdre stricted and affordable cultural use. as well t new grant categoris for cohorts of organizations and individuals who want to foster new partnerships around
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shared cultural space and while it's providing technicals nance needs assessments and financial planning and other issues that would help support ownership structures. we'll expand on grant for the arts programs that support capacity building for long-term sustainability through core operate and support and capacity building and we would continue our work supporting individual artists across arts disciplines including a new art market program which we surveyed your offices to see who might be interested. learning institute to offer various capacity building and business development support opportunities for individual artists and then support through cultural maxes to make sure that we're reaching all parts of the city through this new fund. i'm open to any questions you might have and help answer as well. >> thank you very much. let's see. we have a b.l.a. report on this. thank you. the proposed hearing releases $2.6 million on budgets and
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finance committee reserve for art programs. these were placed on reserves during the 1920 budget review, pending the finalization of the cultural services allocation plan and recommendations from the working group. our understanding that those conditions have now been met. we sort of summarized the spending allocations in exhibit one on page 16 of our report and recommend approval. thank you very much. i agree. open this up for public comment. any members of the public like to comment on item number four? seeing none, public sxhenlts now closed. so, this does not need a full recommendation from the full board, just an approval for release of funds so i'd like to actually make that motion that we release the funds and also that every -- all of our colleagues actually review the -- what would you call it, mr. duschene that you called it?
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>> the cultural allocation services plan. >> yes. it is very good reading and people should be looking at that. so i just wanted to make a motion to release these funds. we can take that without objection. thank you very much, colleagues. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> could we please file this hearing? >> yes. let's do. thank you. could you call item number five? >> hearing to consider the review and approval of the budget guidelines for the board of supervisors for fiscal year 2020 to 2021 and 2021 to 2022. >> i'd like to make a motion to continue this item to january 8, but i'll take public comment. any members of the public would like to comment on item number five. seeing none, public sxhenlts now closed. i'd like to make a motion to move this meeting, continue it to the meeting of january 8. thank you very much. we can take that without objection. madame clerk. you got any other business before us today? >> no further business. >> that's great.
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>> he is a real leader that listens and knows how to bring people together. brought this department together like never before. i am so excited to be swearing in the next chief of the san francisco fire department, ladies and gentlemen, let's welcome, jeanine nicholson. (applause).
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>> i grew up total tomboy, athlete. i loved a good crisis, a good challenge. i grew up across the street from the fire station. my dad used to take me there to vote. i never saw any female firefighters because there weren't any in the 1970s. i didn't know i could be a fire fighter. when i moved to san francisco in 1990, some things opened up. i saw women doing things they hadn't been doing when i was growing up. one thing was firefighting. a woman recruited me at the gay-pride parade in 1991. it was a perfect fit. i liked using my brain, body, working as a team, figuring things out, troubleshooting and
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coming up with different ways to solve a problem. in terms of coming in after another female chief, i don't think anybody says that about men. you are coming in after another man, chief, what is that like. i understand why it is asked. it is unusual to have a woman in this position. i think san francisco is a trailblazer in that way in terms of showing the world what can happen and what other people who may not look like what you think the fire chief should look like how they can be successful. be asked me about being the first lbgq i have an understands because there are little queer kids that see me. i worked my way up. i came in january of 1994. i built relationships over the
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years, and i spent 24 years in the field, as we call it. working out of firehouses. the fire department is a family. we live together, eat together, sleep in the same dorm together, go to crazy calls together, dangerous calls and we have to look out for one another. when i was burned in a fire years ago and i felt responsible, i felt awful. i didn't want to talk to any of my civilian friends. they couldn't understand what i was going through. the firefighters knew, they understood. they had been there. it is a different relationship. we have to rely on one another. in terms of me being the chief of the department, i am really trying to maintain an open relationship with all of our members in the field so myself and my deputy chiefs, one of the priorities i had was for each of
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us to go around to different fire stations to make sure we hit all within the first three or four months to start a conversation. that hasn't been there for a while. part of the reason that i am getting along well with the field now is because i was there. i worked there. people know me and because i know what we need. i know what they need to be successful. >> i have known jeanine nicholson since we worked together at station 15. i have always held her in the highest regard. since she is the chief she has infused the department with optimism. she is easy to approach and is concerned with the firefighters and paramedics. i appreciate that she is concerned with the issues relevant to the fire department today. >> there is a retired captain
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who started the cancer prevention foundation 10 years ago because he had cancer and he noticed fellow firefighters were getting cancer. he started looking into it. in 2012 i was diagnosed with breast canner, and some of my fellow firefighters noticed there are a lot of women in the san francisco fire department, premenopausal in their 40s getting breast cancer. it was a higher rate than the general population. we were working with workers comp to make it flow more easily for our members so they didn't have to worry about the paper work when they go through chemo. the turnout gear was covered with suit. it was a badge to have that all over your coat and face and
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helmet. the dirtier you were the harder you worked. that is a cancer causeser. it -- casser. it is not -- cancer causer. there islassic everywhere. we had to reduce our exposure. we washed our gear more often, we didn't take gear where we were eating or sleeping. we started decontaminating ourselves at the fire scene after the fire was out. going back to the fire station and then taking a shower. i have taught, worked on the decontamination policy to be sure that gets through. it is not if or when. it is who is the next person. it is like a cancer sniper out there. who is going to get it next. one of the things i love about the fire department.
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it is always a team effort. you are my family. i love the city and department and i love being of service. i vow to work hard -- to work hard to carry out the vision of the san francisco fire department and to move us forward in a positive way. if i were to give a little advice to women and queer kids, find people to support you. keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep trying. you never know what door is going to open next. you really don't. [cheers and >> people often ask me if i had a favorite tree in the city as
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the urban forest are, and after this planting today, i can say that i do. [♪] >> we have just completed planting a signature tree in honor of an individual as part of our annual celebration. he was the founder of the first poet laureate. he was considered by many to be the grandfather of the beatnik movement and he will turn 100 next weekend. >> it is a local treasurer and an international treasure. the defender of freedom of. >> speaker-10: defence. >> we wanted to under him today with a beautiful olive tree which is a symbol of peace. it is also a native to the mediterranean, and that seems very fitting for san francisco and this north beach neighborhood. it was a beautiful event with lots of moving tributes to him and his work. [♪]
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>> call the meeting to order. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. roll call. [roll call] >> we have a quorum. >> we're going to go into close session to discuss

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