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>>[please stand-by for the city of san francisco sfgtv meeting of the rules committee for wednesday, february 3, 2016 will begin shortly]
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[gavel]>> thank you and welcome to our special rules committee meeting for february 3 i am supervisor tang,, supervisor cohen and supervisor mar. >> [agenda changes [ >> mr. clerk if we could call up item 1 and 2 together.item
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number 1 is item 151273 [charter amendment-filling supervisorial vacancies's will be held within 180 days of the vacancy, the supervisor will hold the vacancy until the election is held for that vacancy and that electionshould be held on june 7, 2016. item to item 160089 [charter amendment-filling supervisoral vaancies
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>> port authority you gave yourself a projection roll call director brinkman down the road deis a block away director nolan director ramos director rubke we have quorum item 3 announcements of the please
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silence all electronic devices. any person responsible for disruption may be asked to leave the room. set cell phones on vibrate, the vibration could cause an interruption in the proceedings. to the board ask you to turn them off approval of the minutes of january 19th and 26 meeting. >> motion to approve. >> second. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? the i's have it. i'd like to take a moment to welcome our brand new second meeting city attorney susan cleveland-knowles welcome i'm glad you're here if you thank you very much. >> ms. bloomer ero mr. chair we don't have anticipated litigation for discussion in closed session so that item is off the agenda new
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introduction of business by board members. >> rocking and rolling item 7 director's report. >> director reiskin good afternoon tom nolan and members of the public and staff i want to take the opportunity to recognize some of our outstanding employees we'll hear from 3 divisions first troyer. >> good afternoon decorations i'd like to ask terra and mr. washington to join us >> so sheryl is the transit inspector for 13 years and terra for 8 years on 2015 one of the inspectors garrett and washington noticed a group of
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people standing over a male the verticalal position when they approached the inspector noticed the male was not breathing and they immediately cleared the baupdz out felt area and called 9-1-1 and began cpi over 10 minutes washington observed the skin were recoloring just in time for the san francisco fire department to take control another 0 example of front time staff with the parking control officers going above and beyond the call of duty they came up on a challenging situation and acted quickly and took control of the situation resulted in an outcome that frankly could have been a low worse. >> on behalf of the board of
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directors thank you for your outstanding performance it is amazing we're proud of that forever and on behalf of the entire agency thank you (clapping.) i'd like to thank you. the board of mta and proof of payment that taught me my skills but under the circumstances you see the public asks for your help that's something i would do. >> mr. washington i would to say the inspector was writing up a bunch of ticket (laughter) winning this award shows that making the citizens the of san francisco make folks feel safe i'm proud to be a transit
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inspector thank you. >> (clapping.) >> director reiskin. >> i want to ask our director of finance and technology to recognize one of her employees. >> good afternoon decorations my privilege to introduce a person from the management group if 2009 and played a critical roll in moving the technology agency we have been lax and not having the best technology moving to the building department's and you can imagine not only the assistance but the culture change and having the folks change the way they're doing thing is the difficult part he's a key player in some of the systems the enterprise management system and the financial assistance replacement
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the gentleman is involved in making sure we're approving the control he's extremely detail oriented and has a strong work ethic as from his quality that shows us that way colleagues a lot of his team really supports him he as a backward in business administration so perry are thank you and keep up it up and looking forward to seeing the new systems so thank you (clapping.) on behalf of the board of directors and the entire agency thank you for your work. >> thank you very much just a want to say thanks to any immediate virginia and others
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and especially the supervisor that helped me do any job this is a little bit unextended but very much appreciated thank you (clapping.) >> director reiskin. >> finally i'd like to ask john our transit director to recognize the personnel. >> good afternoon mr. haley. >> excuse me. good afternoon to to my right is george and doug lee and a gary is the fleet engineering and the other two are the quality control group in
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keeping with the events of the last week through sunday i'll try to recognize they're terrific work in terms of what's happening with a lot of what's on our minds the super bowl as you recall some 5 years ago our league was the veterans the twilight of our career their performances was declining they could no longer make the plays they were not as reliable as they ones were and unprepared to meet the challenges of the unschedule so what and needed was to look to somebody to throw the playbook out and go to our version of the 2 minute rule in san francisco you need to look more further than joe montana over the course with your help
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and support we added procurements we needed somebody to lead the projects that was initiative and look at it different situations could adapt and read the defense make adjustments as we went through the process the ability to check off and make necessary changes and under embarrassing leadership we've gotten a number of buses into the red zone but as you may know getting them into the red zone is not the same as getting them into the cross the goal line. >> do you have a part-time job (laughter). >> so as at all football fans know even when our closing the field gets short the last yards are the toughest i've winding up the statement and what you needed was a group of people to
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do something we've never done we never accepted vary sites and not a new pretty much in several years needed to once we got the our newly kwurd chargers getting them into the services so doug and george organized a systematic program worked with the vendors used their ability to block and tackle and resolve issues to get the bus if they're in service now over the period of procurements it used to take us 6 weeks to get a bus into service now 6 cases primary to the leadership and skills so i want to acknowledge that their hard work in different areas and they are our pro bowl team that
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has in fact delivered and we've talked about last tuesday a direct tribute to their hard work in honor to recognize them for in their efforts (clapping) >> thank you, gentlemen on behalf of the the board thank you for your outstanding work. >> thank you, mr. chair and board members and mr. reiskin and thank you, my boss john halley what a privilege of working on this project i had fun everyday i've been with the program for 3 two years and privileged to have this job and a little bit about myself as a young child my family didn't have a car we rode muni i rode the green buses the late 60s
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with the gym i didn't see came out i saw them coming up california street i was excited it making made the funnier riding the bus my daughter rides the 38 gary she said buttons on every stop i don't have to reach crossed people my daughter enjoys the buses as well the muni has made blood progress in my cases limited service only on week days and saturdays and sunday's this is a terrific increase in service i want to thank the board in every way for this vanishment. >> forgive me this is my first time but i too wanted to thank the board and my boss john for
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take the opportunity to work with this group and john and people that are here that i really they support not only me but all of us we have a great group of inspectors we have inspecting traveling back and forth to minnesota so i'm giving thanks to them unquote them they wouldn't have all those buses we have 2 today and not - we are getting them out no service i want to thank and john mentioned we're open on the super bowl committee so ticketed to hawaii. >> thank you board so i think john and george they've mentioned a fun experience to all of us. it is challenging everyday but we manage to overcome the problems in butt all the vehicles into service we have 70
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new coaches and i want to take this moment and thank a few people first my mom and dad i've been needing the attention and thank you to them for guiding me and i also want to thank my wife i have a child 5 years old during the time i'm on a business trip she's doing the hard work behind the scenes and on the work side thank you for the upper management john halley they trusted me everyday a new challenge i pray to god i'll do better everyday and proud it is an honor to work with all the working hard dedicated personnel like qualify assurance and engineering staff and without
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their support we wouldn't be able to make that happen and last but not least without your support i wouldn't have a job thank you very much (clapping.) >> we're the lucky ones. >> thank you i still get excited every time i'm waiting on the sidewalk and see one of the new buses come down the street and get excited about the stops that's my kind of kid and john mentioned it in terms of the super bowl we're right in the thick of it you as you may know the street closer started on monday the events opened up this past saturday and peter albert is here as you may know lead the planning of this and it was done
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i think the proof of how great the execution has been the last week and a half much of what was designed has worked with a few adjustments we've made not to declare a victory but the crowds are enabling over the course of the, we, of course, the possibility of urban planted event but it is from a traffic stand point transit stand point bike pedestrian accessibility from every dimension of the planning things are relatively well and we'll working hard to make sure it stays that way muni operator uniforms did beloved brown uniforms that are 26 operators wear around town everyday to make sure that in
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terms of it is a part of san francisco we saw an opportunity for a number of reasons to take a step back and review the contracts and elevate the uniforms and the central of making changes to them both improvements the material and changes in what comes with their uniforms but most importantly what colors the uniforms will be so right now we have blue the muni operating division there are two voting a brown and gray those were the top two from a survey of operators done last fall and were looking for changes like a different jacket and options for breathable lighter fabrics so we have a kind of road show through the division what man tennis or
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kins with operators seeing what the uniforms look like and that will, a place through the end of this week or beginning of technique this is partnership and coordination with the local 258 so far you if not to keep the tabs the gray is leading the brown by several margins we will defer to the worries about the operators on muni but that is possible possible as soon as april you will start seeing new uniforms they might be a different color wanted to let you know about that one other piece of good news is that and again, we didn't want to celebrate but the system drops by 21 percent from november to december 5th percent
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drop in crime december was the lowest month for recorded crime in 2015 and compared to previous years often crime goes up goes up in december so we're pretty happy with that 14 and mission number one has dropped to 4 highest for the first time in many, many months and this is a result we believe of really good data and analysis from the security folks and the transit folks and good cooperation with the department in terms of the the sources to be purchased through our work order and police department using the data for the resources and good communication between transit security and police department has been i think responsible for this and keeping it down with our strategic plan goal of reducing crime by 10 percent in
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each circle and capital projects the balboa park station we'll break ground mid february the next week or so on the stationary planning codes improvements project this is something that has been the planning for quite and it is initially from the balboa park station area plan that was adopted by the planning commission a number of years ago with the community this is kind of a streetscape portion of plan what that plans called around the balboa park muni and bart to improve the safety accessibility and the improve of transit and the overall customer experience in this what is actually a very easy multi facility not only for the light rail and the bart station but the bus line that go
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through the area particularly in geneva the scope is the sidewalk widening and relocating the medium on geneva transit only lanes red only transit lanes and the pedestrian lighting and flashing beacons and the curve ramps and moving the polled out of the walkway for those 20 who use the santa fe geneva corner and coming out into the bart station if below poles that hold the overhead wires close to the tram way we'll remove those impedes for the traffic and construction is if all goes well should wrap up this fall make a very big impact on the area wear skeleton to try to avoid the trufrpt the week day traffic
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that will be some noise some disruption but we'll working hard to make sure we keep that to a minimum and make sure that everyone is impacted with the information it is a great project that will make people who are assessing transit will audits move to the intersection with a more pleasant experience. >> you'll recall for the second half of 2015 we are that shuftd the metropolitan we recognize was a inconvenience after 9:00 p.m. but recall the purpose was to make critical safety improvements and enhancements there were two things we were doing replacing the old radio system and replacing the integer phone
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those are items that go back to the 70s when tunnels were built so for about 6 months up until january 23 shutting down every night on the 23 and restore the regular services because first and foremost the tunnels have been completed a little bit of remaining work left we'll do during the non-regular hours and happening the station so folks the workstations to complete the work but while we recognize it was inconvenient that was really important just to do the repairs and safety work appreciate everyone's patience happy to report that the work is nearly complete and then finally with the sunset tunnel we're doing well replacement and overhead wire
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and genre furniture that is 100 percent one shut down think weekend doing this for a weekend at that time, and the last one in january, i building 3 more two this many month and one in march in nothing interferes with those we'll be done with that project in mid-march all the tomb track has been replaced there are important schematic upgrade with the tunnel those are breaks we identified the engineering with the rail replacements so simplistic argued and this parallels the triplet will signal loan the n judah through the sunset 80 percent complete so that will be
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done in about a month and combination the state of repair that will improve the ride for those on the n judah so grateful for your patience and hopefully 3 more to get this done and another significant part of our capital improvement plan you'll authorize the capital improvement plan that ends my report. >> public comment. >> one member of the public that indicated an interest herbert wiener. >> this is section to address matters that were. >> one brief anything or thing about the super bowl my feeling mta shouldn't spend a dime towards it i feel it adds towards the shortfall in future years and i believe that the
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expenditure and that's all i have to say about it thank you. >> breblgz. >> i want to say the capital projects the balboa park improvements is easy to remember what a huge transfer service i've walked around in circles trying to figure out where the 29 and ocean avenue i think the wave for in area is huge cut down on the confusion as people come out of that station and the radio project that was improved a long time and people may have forgotten what a big impact can you remembered you briefly how that raises the bar for the communication. >> yeah. sure and very old radio system right now that has a number of limitations including the physical hardware
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no longer manufactured so we have a shrinking inventory of products and infrastructure that we need in order to communicate so modernizing is it critical it is single channel system so one person talking at a time it doesn't have the modern redundancy modern radios have and that's 9-1-1 on we appreciated the importance of - we're doing as part of project not just replacing the old system but a huge thing 2, 3, 4 delays they can't get through to the center so an immediate impact on the delayed i system but putting in a computerized
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system and a local system that allows for communication not just between the control center and the operators but folks the field our control center will have better realtime information that is happening what the vehicles are and they'll be able to deal with issues not only through voice but data communication we'll significantly impact the way we manage the system as well we'll be going from a single pipe old-fashioned radio system with much of the rest of the street management done with pencil and paper to a modern multi channel high band with a radio system that complimentaryly enables us to have the modern means right now the bus installation for the new radios will be starting this
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spring the tunnel work was necessary the railcars will follow and perhaps to a point where we are starting to get those the buses and starting to put them into use we can come back with an update but this project started many years ago before i got here and we're getting closer to the finish line we're managing the system we get. >> thank you. >> if i could just i wanted to compliment staff and whoever is responsible i know there is great information about the super bowl rerouting of buses the downtown area that was great to pot people the community with the information to the accessibility for people with disabilities and so thank you to all i know that was a group effort i appreciate that
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information was available. >> ms. bloomer. >> decorations item 8 the siding i don't see the chairman of the advisory committee so no report and on. at this time, members of the public may address the commission to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission except agenda items. with respect to agenda items, mr. chair we have two speakers herbert wiener and carl >> herbert wiener. >> herbert wiener i know what some concern about the new rerouting the 22 fillmore that will end at mission bay i wonder if not a back channel for the 33 to stop at third street and 20 streets that means that the 3 that will no longer stop at san francisco general hospital now
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there are voices of concern about this because many people take the 233 to go to san francisco general there are 3 bus routes now people need san francisco general as people need bay area you can't rob people off the vitally service san francisco general hospital is a major service center for the city and the 33 should not be occurring tailed from running to it i believe that when were going to have a new start terminal point for the 22 that was going to effect the 33 there will be only 2 bus route to san francisco general hospital that are direct the 48 and he i believe the 9 now it is advocated that people
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transfer from the 33 to the 9 but 23 your severely hufrt or severe medical needs or seriously ill this is a cruel imposition to travel to a coach i want to see this addressed i i don't want to see the 33 curtailed you last person to turn in a speaker card carl. >> good afternoon. >> thank you, tom the past three weeks two medallion holders passed away that were on the medallion surrendered list and the widows
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get the - it is unfair the stagnation and movement on the medallion surrender list is 25 the directs vehicles operating in an unfair competition without proper insurance and backward checks and other things like that i'm hoping that director reiskin might take the lead in coming up with an amendment to the transportation code that provide that anyone on the surrender list for more than a year or whatever amount of time the heros can receive the benefits i know idea float around about a conversion proposal that might allow for pre k and pre k status meaning the people that obtain the
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medallions that bought them under prop a comes with a property right so they might be able to get the money there is a difference the payment the surrender appraise is 200 thousand and the sale appraise it 237 it is appropriate for people don't have the money and go into debt this is a risky thing because of the conversion thing that is being discussed i think there is a need for an amendment to be protected as i've spoken to thank you very much. >> thank you. >> mr. chair the last person that turned in a speaker card. >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon. i'm patrick i neglected to turn in a card but hearing here herb i wanted to echo his concerns about the 33 at the point the department of health commission was debating whether to move the
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sf g h diagnoses center to laguna honda i work for the coalition for eric sf that staff and we lobbied the health commission not to diagnose move to it will place an undue burden by fraction thank you, sir where patients get their care they will have to go to laguna honda and back to sf ph for the graphs it will be a burden to get back and forth i would like you to consider as mr. wiener suggest maintaining the 33 is social
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justice issue for people with disabilities i think you have it within our powers to help protect the elderly and disabled and people that are rely on that ph for their health care and placing on undue burden with having to transfer buses particularly when in they're in cheers or on canes like i am would be unfair to them so i urge to keep the 33 operating just as it is now. >> thank you, sir. thank you. next speaker, please. >> >> anyone else. >> mr. chair no one else consent calendar are considered to be routine and may be acted upon by a single roll call vote of the commission. mr. chair none has can do an interest in discussing any consent calendar item. >> a motion on the consent
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calendar. >> motion to approve. >> second. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? the i's have it. so thank you ms. bloomer. >> moving on to item 11 on the regular calendar presentation and discussion of regarding environmental review responsibilities of the sfmta. >> director reiskin. >> yes. members of the board as part of the requirements under the charter for training for the broshgsz and also, because it is a common and important issue we face we have before you kenny from our agency and others from the city attorney's office to give you kind of a refresher course on compliance with the california environmental quality act. >> good afternoon director
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nolan i'm adu ray a deputy director so thank you for the opportunity to share with you what we know and kind of go over the board role and the ceqa process waiting for the overhead so first saturday with the ceqa basis we'll talk about the applicability of the second to sfmta projects we'll go over some of the calendar items you get and some of the victor will talk about the ceqa reform through the san francisco planning department and then have time at the end for
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questions and answers feel free to interrupt. >> ceqa is the california environmental quality act it is a state law city's charter cities are required to comply it was signed by ronald reagan in 1990 no two old our the liable democrats or the job killing or overly regularly things in california although people said that what it does it provides decision makers with the an analysis of project impact on the environment sometimes what gets lost not intended to be an analysis the merit of a project it is an analysis the environmental impacts it 9 decision makers is
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supposed to use when deciding whether or not to approve a project the decision makers can make decisions with horrible horrible environmental impacts like the mitigation measures and the merits impact is not supposed to be the environmental impact you're not supposed to do that that is a report just that but it is important there are you know some official reasons it is important there is the protection of the environment, is of the utmost important in california says it the public resources code and it is important that the decision makers and the public has much information and important that ever sort of the high-minded importance but practical reasons why it is
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important particularly before as you get to the nitty-gritty of what ceqa requires and that's because if an opponent of a project didn't get their way one of the easiest ways not the only way but the easiest ways to champ that approval in a court of law through ceqa judges have a hard work overturning a project because it is a bad idea this is not really their role saying i don't agree it is a bad idea you can't do that is much easier for an opponent to say that the process the body uses was not correct the ceqa process was not right so that is important to get the ceqa review right chances that is part of
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approval you got wrong. >> ceqa is a state law and another one the federal government he go part of ceqa go sfmta does have to do it fairly often it is for usually when we get money from the federal government from the fta and federal property or federal permit we need the processes are slightly different but a lot of over lumbar i'll see joint documents and ceqa documents mostly on some of the projects. >> what is a project? ceqa is required for all discretionary hundreds of cases
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trying to determine what each the words mean or mean we'll talk about really about what a project is a project can be something that something that the approved by the mta board or approved and staff level it excludes contracts and capital plan it includes fair increases but the actual definition an activity if causes a direct physical change the environment or reasonably for assembly change the environment as to how there is a lot of keywords in that existence case law and what those words mean the most important word is may it is not only 0 projects that will cause an environmental impact that you have to do ceqa
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but projects that modesty have an impact on ceqa review so it is projects like you know construction of a building you can tell what the physical change will be but also promotions where that may not be the physical change might not be now but the future the impact might be the indirect change to for example, if the board wants to ban cars on market street that's not been provided for this is you know that could be a piece of legislation a couple of pcos not a huge change in the physical environment but the indirect changes the environment are something that second is interested in looking at where are the cars on market street where will they go to mission or
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howard those are the things things to look at the physical changes but the surrounding changes >> what else do i have ceqa is the assignment is all different things underscore are land air water and minerals and noise object are historical or aesthetic significance including man made and natural items it is applies to beneficial projects as well as projects you know will have impacts to the environment so you've got the power plant and have your bike lanes a lot of people think those beneficial projects will
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be great beneficial impacts on the environment and that's not the test. >> there is a check list that ceqa provides of the different types of environmental impacts that needs to be reviewed the most common one for mta is history projects and transportation and calibrations and air quality but also lots of other categories a little bit smaller but green house gas emissions and shadow and recreation and public services whether or not you'll have enough water, forestry and geology it is the game bet on what is an environmental impact ceqa is less concerned about economic and social impacts it is not supposed to be reports on the economic and social although
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those impacts have physical manifestations a report to look at that the environmental impact of the social impact a common example of that is like a wal-mart a lot of case law on wal-mart and a lot of opponents of the wal-mart wanted eirs to look at the you know just because it is a wal-mart you have to do on eir that's not the test from the amazing is going to cause mom and pop shops to shut down from the wal-mart causes the mom and pop shows to cut down and known it going through anywhere that is a ceqa impact in the just the social or environmental impact in and of itself and then i think we'll i turn this over to ken that does ceqa
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review for sfmta. >> thank you good afternoon. director nolan and members of the board of directors in my mind is kenny work the sustainable streets legislation i'll continue here i'm going to focus specifically on the applications of ceqa as it relates to sfmta projects many of these are projects you've seen before you on our past agenda one category of projects that mta is engaged in are traffic and parking modifications those are often on your consent calendar items 10.2 including some of the ones such as the modification for traffic regulations i know there is one that came before the board the powell street pilot to reduce auto trips and prioritize pedestrians these are the types of projects that generally
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require environmental impact and of the physical change is for example, you're looking at stripping and changes term restricts and red pant on the sidewalk the indirect issues were needed to be addressed the environmental review and you didn't see parking we address parking under our city and county guidelines we don't consider parking a environmental factor a primary factor we know that parking additions for the members of the public and decision makers we provide a parking analysis for large projects and for you to consider as you look at the totality of
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the environmental impacts and in addition to that, the parking space itself has been removed for a factor analysis for the housing element under recently state law passed in the bill that actually another great aspect of that will be excuses later in this presentation in addition to traffic and parking modifications we also at mta, of course, have a large amount of the work in san francisco and projects from low to bike lanes to as director reiskin appointed by balboa park involving the pedestrian improvements those are all elements that also require the environmental analysis generally they can be reviewed and then
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given a category california exception i'll explain that a little bit more in a future slide be aware that as much as beneficial projects such as the beautification for the streetscape improvements those do need to have additional environmental impact there is a picture of the project that actually i'll get through this staff worked on this project and a great addition to the mission district also, we, of course, have a tremendous number of improvements currently across the city and even something as minor as a 3w0ub89 requires an environmental review as central subway or van bart the 11 of the scale with the type and size of
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the project like the bulb out will be considered as categorically exempt based on the city and county guidelines like the requirement for the significant analyze and typically requires an environmental impact report and you've seen those before for your training and the public watching i will go over what the can can go can goal exclusion in a subsequent slide even infrastructure repairs and replacement the rare work director reiskin mentioned in his report those types of projects require the environmental review and the team reviewed and worked with the mta construction to make sure those promotions had expedite review but make sure
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that an agent in the physical environment goes through adequate ceqa analysis before the contract is approved that can be approved within the agency delegateed by the city traffic engineer and the physical change from the action takes place within the city now in addition to the physical changes we've discussed in terms of parking and traffic streetscape improvements and transit improvements there are other actions that the board takes related to financial activities this includes the sense of grant fund approvals current leases and permit and the transportation code any action that requires a
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approve by in california the - as appointment it is a project or not in many cases mta is required by the state of california authority and by the federal fund properties or the federal administration to have the environmental impact completed before awarding the grant or the funding of the grants so a project development process it has quite a bit of work that the mta staff and others undertake to make sure the total outlet felt virus or the proposed project that is funded by the grant and those are we have to have before we add them to you or go to the federal government one thing we've noticed is that i've seen
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in my career a trend towards funding that has completed the view prior to going after the grant funding we've endeavored to increase the our deputy director leadership who will be presenting after me to entrance the process to make sure we bring our projects about there are no the environmental impact process to make sure they're eligible for state and federal funds. >> so, now walk you through the 3 types of environmental documents and there's a fourth special type the 3 categories the environmental documents actually, the figured out
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special type you'll not see here those are items that are not considered a project under ceqa as defined you know it creates a permanent change or considered a project under ceqa items that does not effect the physical environment are not subject to ceqa so many actions we take administrative fashion are not subject to ceqa and the last fiscal year the mta worked with the city attorney's office has added an environmental impact section to all calendar items and you generally will see a differentiation of whether or not an item is physical or not a project those determinations with made
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by the environmental impact staff and at mta we gplanning department to make those detector but for items that have the environmental impact 90 percent of the work is exempt from the california environmental quality act and there are two types of exceptions that are available to us under state law and the state code first, the statutory defined by the state legislative by statute exempt from the further analysis, however, the project must fit the definition of the code and so there is a one example you'll familiar with are changes to fairs and finances and fees
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those activities make the modifications to transit fairs or those are statutoryly exempt from the environmental impact the more boarder exemption are categorically items that have been defined by the governs of the research as being exempt because they fit into a category that determines to have a less significant impact to the environment we do for these types of projects conduct some limited analysis internally to make sure the property project is in fact meets the classification one very common exemption class one exemption the minor modifications to the physical environment that includes
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administrations to new facilities, removal of parking spaces for a bus or loading zones and items you'll see have a class one exception and generally one the environmental impact team is signed off and or an officer of one of designees and maybe an understanding there maybe significant impacts we undertake a higher level of environmental review for those projects two standards we're able to in cases do a detailed analysis under the category california exemption we call that a certificate of exemption
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issued by the environmental review office with a higher standard review but in most cases projects that may have some significant impact and this is determined through the initial study the check list that deputy director pierson showed you that the environmental review staff will show you one more of the items for the project has a potential deficit environmental review and do admissible studies as initial studies do an additional analysis to determine whether we can indeed make a finer statement the project does not have any environmental impacts so that written statement of
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depreciation is determined not a significant environmental impact called a negative declaration that sound like like 9 is involving a lot of technical analysis and $1 of work for the factors and the transportation and air quality are are some of the two keys that we looked at here the city but the negative declaration provides a legal basis for the mta board whether in their doing an approval action to approve a project and building we as it was determined that there was a significant impact to the vitally one slight modification the negative declarations was there is a project that may have an
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slight change on mitigation or a factor can be reduced to have a less significant impact and significance that is it equals the threshold of significance or a set of metrics determined by the planning department for projects for san francisco we look at currently which we look at the level of serves as a way to identify the transportation impacts and a hang in a project that makes a specific intersection exceed the level ofice serv threshold for operations that is a significance go although a intersection is operating in a category c congested it will take away the lanes and that intersection during the peak
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hour we'll drop it down to a service level hope this is not too much for you, we consider that but a modification of the timing or administrative review the roadway and that level of service didn't cbo below the threshold we'll issue a negative declaration those are issued by the planning department so mta staff we are working with the planning department but the planning department environmental planning division is using they're the lead staff on those documents one advantage of negative declarations let's see this is on the slide between the negative declaration and the
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mitigated declarations as you can see the initial study its off the analysis as to whether the project has a substantive effect and the negative declaration will identify who there is potential negative impacts or potential impacts but the reduction of those to a level and example of a project with a negative declaration the last few years was the better streets plan and approved a set of streetscape and beautification improvements across the city we approved a number of streetscape projects across the city and those types of projects do take some amount of time and fund to
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repair precipitate the analysis but once it is done a public comment period and any concerns can be addressed by the approving body and after adopted by the planning commission used for a major project that is identified in the plan those help to streamline the process so we don't have to do a detailed analysis for a negative declaration getting them done. >> now go to the big environmental review this is the environmental impact report when ceqa first developed what was actually a very simple document used to be our 70 indians 20 pages now they can
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range the thousands of pages and that is just for the draft document but the idea behind the reading is provides an analysis of a project that based on the initial study determined to have significant impacts to the environment and as pointed out this is absolutely a tool for the public and policymakers to understand the environmental impacts and whether or not the project should precede as part of environmental impact report process any impacts that have been identified as part of study those are now through the detail where there are impacts
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determined to be significant and causing harmful effects to the environment based on the city analysis they were feasible and where there are areas where we are not able to provide mitigations and the staff is not able to reduce the impacts to the less significant level those are also doing an environmental impact report you can approve a project that has an eir that has impacts that are significant additional what the term significant and unavoidable so an intersection that no matter what you do we could do can't be improved to function but want to build something that happened
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with the bart the board can adopt the environmental impact report and also adopt a statement of information that is despite the potential or documented impact to the environment as a public agency will go forward with this project so it puts the public on notice that this project is preceding and one thing to note during the environmental impact report - environmental review there are amble opportunities for the public to comment on the scoping process or this process that defines virtual factors for the initial study and what the publics brings up and other public agencies that may have been effected by a project and once and then the environmental impact report the
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draft document is issued that is subject to you public review and comment and final irrelevant is published that addresses all of the comments mentioned by the public just wanted to briefly show one of the things we've done at municipal transportation agency as you may know jerry rob united nations was the manager the projects used to lead the environmental review work and the last notch we built on what he did to document the process would be was in his head before he retired what we the expanded on it since then forced the process began internally to work with the project manager with a specific project if there is an
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actual project under ceqa then the environmental review done and if necessary negative declarations or if not necessary than an exception is issued by the mta or by the planning department you know i'll jump forward to the approval looking at to reiterate the planning department does serve as a city's lead agency under the california environmental quality act and under san francisco administrative code to director rubke that has been aware of and but we have a memorandum of understanding between director reiskin and director rahaim from the planning department that delegated the authority for the can go exemptions to mta staff that is actually running in effect for a number of years but
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the last fiscal year enhances this memorandum of understanding and really i believe increased our prosperity to the projects i mentioned this but class one exemptions you see this is a flag that show us a public hearing agenda all the items that are under the transportation code able to take effect after the transportation hearing those get signed off by a member the environmental review team. >> and under chapter three 1 the city's administrative code currently when a environmental document is made available to the public there is a pedestrian
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of public review documents like the environmental impact reports and the negative declarations there are regulatory review periods list and the state code and state law san francisco has provided more clarity on those review periods for any project the city and county that falls under second and has a part of ceqa a thirty day period to appeal the are termination so this is in many jurisdictions there is they exist we have that in san francisco all issued with mta and the planning department are published on the web and they're available for the public within thirty days they can be appealed to the board of supervisors once issued from the appeal is denied then the recourse of a lawsuit but
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didn't have to be bans the environmental analysis of the project the merits of project itself. >> now i'm going to turn it over to victor wise with the san francisco streets division. >> thank you, ken i can't and good afternoon director nolan and members of the board i want to provide you information on the ceqa reform and as you may know and remember we have been talking about this for quite as part of the transportation sustainability and quite for some. before that i'm excited to bring you news we discussed the level of service is not a good metric of the impacting the environment and in 2013 the state agreed that's why they
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passed senate bill and folks at the office of planning and research have been working diligently on updating the ceqa guidelines for the practitioners best friend to implement ceqa so give guidelines guidance for the bad the metrics to analyze the land use and transportation use under second as part of work back in august of 2014 they published a draft which essential and so forth the metric this is the miles traveled or the m t they said as part of - it is nice to have it directive at the state level that draft underwent public review the lots comments that the office of planning and
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research received in 2014 including a comment letter from a city family with the public works puc and collective letter we wrote me giving them information about the state of practice and some of the implementation for us i have to say they went away and took a lot of time to review all the comment letters and spent a significant time doing public outreach with the stakeholders with life number of people that are opposed to the people and working and coming up with different solutions and working to those issues so i'm happy to report on january 20th they've printed a draft of ceqa guidelines addressing the comments over that time period just a brief overall within that january 20th draft and where we
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are headed going forward and for land use promotions what the draft says if you're a city lufltd project with a half-mile the transit corridor there's a ceqa guide now we have this term that was the prior draft and that make sense it is essentially from our policy prospective we're encouraging it in fill development where a ability of transit and residential projects let's say that need to calculate the vehicle miles traveled the new metric we're using if you're project exceeds the existing city household per capital ratio minus 15 percent and existing
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regional it could result in a significant impact another way of saying that from the project as a b m t 15 percent lower than exists the city and where it is originally means our county day area similar guidelines for commercial projects and more towards the regional per capital minus the 19 percent reduction and the retail projects because there could be situations in a neighborhood we're putting in a grocery store so not only focuses on bart but need to consider the other transportation modes and transit and pedestrians and bicyclists in san francisco we've been
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doing for a long time and for a finer methodology with the publication guidelines and now for to talk about transportation because that is our jurisdiction here this is really exciting and a lot of exciting news what the guidelines say the transportation that reduce or have inform impact on at vehicle miles traveled have a presumption for a lens significant impact if you have a project that increases the miles traveled you'll have to do a analysis a good way to think about that if you're adding or adding lanes to an existing trees there sob demand and short time and long term police station and you need an agency to take into consideration but the good news is that the
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guidelines the technical tends that come with that a lot of information about what is kind of projects we believe not to have increased d m t neutral so the state lists the examples for the agencies those include the conversion of traveling into a triplet transit lanes and modification of traffic signals and conversion of one way streets to two-way streets noted providing the capacity and changes to the off-street and new installation of other things so have the fact that those kinds of projects we understand not to increase b m t the bottom
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line which means the service moving forward our transportation prongs are not need to do a lengthy level of service and in addition we understand the projects we do there is an acknowledgment so this is existing a word about safety the past we've focused on streamlining automobile flow and accommodating the driver error so sometimes con founding the mobility with transportation system safety so the draft guidelines take a much more holistic approach and basically focused only 3 strategies that are reduction of speed and there to driver attendance protection of vulnerable road yours and the overall miles we know that the b
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m t has more conflict related to safety as you may know white well, we've been focused at sfmta under your direction and limp that is great to see those throughout the state in o p r with that, you might be wondering your talk about another draft there is probably public comment when did this happen you've been here before talking about this a couple of notes about the process at the state what we anticipate to happen and, yes under those a draft and public comment on that and, of course, providing feedback to o p r and thai will go through a formal process we anticipate that hopefully it excludes by the end of this calendar year this might take place in may but take a pause
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they've been working diligently and express my thanks for listening to the feedback we as the city have been providing to them we appreciate how responsive and frankly go reflective in this latest revision of the draft good news this can happy at the state level the planning department is taking a remove removal with the - in about a month. >> we're very much hope the commission will adopt the resolution and the city will enforce this resolution good news like to close the presentation and take a moment to acknowledge the environmental review team that worked on the presentation and make sure that
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mta is scomplient with the california environmental quality act and these are the members of the team under the leadership of frank mary witnesses happy to take questions about the training or ceqa reform. >> thank you very much excellent presentation we have members of the public that want to address. the only person that turned in a speaker card was herbert wiener >> some concerns i have i noticed that sometimes environmental reviews are waved and before their waved or before the final decision is made i believe this should be subjected to a public hearing a public hearing should happen whether there is impact and feedback from the public i know this is very necessary because if this is simply made
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by the administrative decision than we don't get a full review necessarily secondly, i'm wondering if medical reports can't be part of an environmental review now for sometime i've been assist that when bus stops are removed and bus runs are revised and individual have to walk a quarter of a mile to a bus stop what's the physical and medical impact we do need to have medical testimony on this this should be written into the rules and regulations thank you. >> anyone else a care to address the board? >> sir. >> again, i didn't turn in a speaker card but bans what i heard we want to make a couple
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of comments if ceqa says there might think an impact or there's going to be a indirect impact on the environment it may need to do the second reviews for instance, with the commuter shuttle pilot project there may have been beneficial it been made an beneficial project but had a medicaid waiver impact on passersby like myself it is interesting how the draft regulations being development by the state says that you need to consider safety protections for vulnerable pedestrians that would be me.
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>> every time i have so get off a muni bus the street i worried about breaking my angle and spend significant time getting around the city on a cane or walker i'm afraid of at any age having a nonhealing fracture i hope request the planning commission considered in the next month speeding up san francisco's ceqa review changes from lost to b m t that will focus on the safety protection for vulnerable people that is something that board try to work with the planning commission and make sure that gets incorporated the san francisco ceqa changes. >> thank you. >> is there anyone from the
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public that wishes to speak seeing none, board members. >> thanks for that presentation and update existing to hear about the b m t that funds looking at eirs where the project will take a level of service at so like it was not very useful information and not clear how you do the admission to present that i have a question know with the planning department posts on the website but does mta do the same thing where there is a place for people to see the list of projects considered exempt. >> i can address down the road question the all category exempts for the city and county public for the projects on mta projects and other agencies including public works, puc and
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other departments. >> great i wanted to clarify that and maybe you can talk about i think i i mean, it was good to explain the document is not a judgment document but analyses impacts of the environment and determines what t a project has maybe talk about when you had a review what is the baseline and kind of 5e6789s of alternatives examined when you look at a project you're not looking at percentage project but comparing it the existing conditions and maybe talk about that. >> certainly so we the environmental team we look at the existing conditions of what is existing if it is a traffic flow but look at not only vehicle traffic but bus if they
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do bicycle ridership and working with the project manager to see how the plans will address the impacts to each individual transportation mode we don't a conference of review how a project would be beneficial and look at the potential negative impacts and we also will under this current paradigm look at our standard we do alternative testing where of the currently the most optimal safest proposal will result in a level that is significant we will work with the project manager and project sponsor maybe not as optimal but meet the city's criteria so we
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don't say an environmental review so one example the change with the implementation will right now for projects to have safety impacts i'm sorry 50 benefits that address the safety concerns where right now there optimal design will not be allowed or require an irrelevant, in fact, this is the case when zero high injury course we're working with those projects those promotions will be considered less than significant then if would be the environmental review process so other impacts that would trigger a significant impact would, still might have to do an eir but the amount of vehicles that operate in the intersection that is no longer considered we look
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at a range of alternatives for projects before our review is completed. >> i think that was interesting the existing conditions are baseline so whatever or whenever it is happening the baseline the environmental review looked at like would still you know depended on the baseline to say whether or not those are exist would be so help to clarify. >> if you have a street of kind of high injury and fast moving traffic that is not the baseline we want it is the baseline we have. >> that's something to be understood we talk about transportation projects a little bit different than the typical building project that baseline maybe smaller buildings or nothing at all the spates we're talking about existing traffic conditions on the streets that is something for the public to understand when you look at whether or not this
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make sense to do you know large-scale review. >> one of the thing i neglected toe mention in addition to the existing conditions on baseline we look at into the future and they are best practices to look at generally a horizon year or a year that is xindz 1 sorry - usually 1 to 25 years we're looking at the year 2040 to determine in the future if american people improvement is made or not made what happened to the transit ridership and the corridor advertised generally based on the baseline conditions or approved projects we know will be built or bunted funded using the category that will not
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limit the projects allows for mta for the mta board for that impact to the public. >> identifiable we've often tried to solve the safety so - >> thank you. >> yes thank you, mr. wheeler he feel like you've got the heavy lifting and make sure you did your job the expire team did a great job this is a confusing traumatic for ourselves and the public and thank you for answering the questions of when, where and how so one question when we talk about vehicle miles traveled is that definition limited to sort internal combustion engines or skoorptsd that are more and more popper include the traffic
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calculation do we know i pay more and more things. >> such a wonderful question we don't really know the row it is just the standard definition but i think as the ultimate modes of transportation including the scooters we'll have to look at that and see how it fits in and calculate for that. >> thank you that's my only question through director nolan thank you, mr. wheeler for the presentation and ms. wise and everyone it is a wonderful primerer and something that a lot of us have the future the dealing with on a day to day basis there is that credible steep i for one am excited about the b m t the a or f interesting
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to point out from a lot of traffic engineers prospective and level of services a which is you know theoretically a lot of people see manage that should be favorable but seeing an intersection go from a a to a d or f. >> an engineer seize it differently it is opposite of what we to see and go as far to say that is the case in a lot of communities so for me a welcomed change i'm looking forward to seeing overseeing changes adopted some of the concerns over the years with ceqa is that unfortunately it is the only lever a lot of time for the community to really sort of you know engage around issues before whether it is not pulling
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up close enough to a curve or maybe you know in other impacts that are beyond the range of ceqa and in that regard is the mta's the city or anyone working on developing a protocol that addresses those things outside of ceqa a lot of times they happen over and over gastric but we see saementsz or so things of this nature that turn into well, a lot of impacts with the new ball park initiative with more affordable housing there are a lot more other ways it address those issues i don't understand ceqa i'm wondering that there is a protocol to address those other issues that people are concerned about can anybody. >> i'll that is is the general plan kind of does with the
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topics with the investment development the general plan of the city and county of san francisco has in each element that deals specifically with you know where our judgements are for enabling the affordable housing and the vitally and other very nuance areas those get talked about within the ceqa document but that is you can in terms of what planning makes a decision that is the base for those decisions with reply rap and housing elements that is sometimes, the confusion that people thinks that ceqa needs to tale dealing with those issues but ceqas role is different than the public's role. >> i agree with down the road i'll add your point to the importance of doing comprehensive public roach
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outreach and not thinking that ceqa is a box to be checked so we talk about you know improving our public outreach with the goal of the way we talk with the public before we bring overseeing projects before you we're constantly looking for ways to make sure those issues are covered and give the public the clan to tell us they effect our transportation. >> i appreciate that effort and certainly one that is merited i think that we can see it a lot of times and projects no matter what it is a transportation project or a hospital expansion or a warriors whatever it is there is a lot of impact that goes beyond ceqa and unfortunately folks are not aware of other affordable housing bonus program of addressing the issues and ceqa is a lever to stop the whole thing and address those others issues but that would be helpful while ear talking to whatever a
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stakeholder that they become aware the avenues and the approaches on those things that go beyond california environmental quality act is not the end all of making the project better so thank you very much for all that. >> thank you. >> ms. bloomer. >> mr. chair actually, you taken public comment on this and so since there is no action mofb to you're next item item 12 presentation and discussion about the commuter pilot program. >> mr. chair wanted to take this opportunity to give you an update on the commuter shuttle and just to maybe back up and provide context to refresh your folks memories for the benefit of the public so these buses are the
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relatively large buses the streets of san francisco that are carrying people to work and places both within and outside of the city those buses have been around for many, many years though they've increased in number and in recent years just to remind folks we're comforted with it is a choices of whether we have or don't have the buses we don't have the authority at the sfmta are the city to abandon those buses they have a legal right to use the streets and seeing the numbers grow we took the initiative to step in and try to regulate them to minimize conflicts with muni and make sure that they were operating safely and just making sure that people can still get around you'll
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recall in august of 2014 a pilot program where we created a regulatory permit structure to manage to try to better manage those vehicles up to that point had virtually no regulations generally following traffic where fast forward to this past november we brought to you a proposal for an ongoing program based on the evaluation of the pilot and there was a lot we learned the pilot when you approve the pilot you ask doed for a stephen analysis first of all, many san franciscans getting on this muni to get to work not an insignificant number of people using overseeing vehicles from a survey we do
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nearly half 47 percent said if they dr. the option of the sthurlts they'll likely drive to work 5 percent said they'll move closer to work so shuttles provide an alternative to driving automobiles so we thought shuttles in terms of travel choice based on that feedback and what we learned from the pilot we brought to you in november a proposal for an ongoing program and made adjustments bans what we learned the pilot and analysis a couple of significant ones to increase accident amount of enforcement to make sure the rules and restrictions of the pilot program will be having higher
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compliance and also getting these somewhat large buses off the smaller streets in the city so you approved that in november but the environmental determination we've been hearing about for the program with substantially appealed and the board of supervisors has innovate acted on that appeal which puts us in a position we can't implement the program the pilot you authorized the pilot for 18 months that ends this past sunday with the being the situation where the pilot was end yet we couldn't put the ongoing program into place i issued a directive to staff to continue enforcing the program under the terms of pilot with the addition of the labor harmony position the board of supervisors encouraged us to
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adopt you adopted in the new program and i did this with concurrence with the city's sarah jeopardize that has joined he is here today and can speak to that authority it is a limited authority so what i directed state and federal city attorney have to do continue to enforce until mid march i understand to be the limits of that authority and i'd like to do is ask the lead staffer to come up and kind of get you up to speed on what is happening. >> what the next steps are. >> i've been told since a pending lawsuit over the pilot program questions about that will have to be scheduled for a separate meeting by february 16th not talking about
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that this item we'll hear the staff regarding the status of ceqa appeal. >> thank you director reiskin and tom nolan and directors i don't have much to add but to give you an update just you've heard this is a second ceqa and this was approved and that program was to take effect yesterday it followed on the pilot the authorization tenant on january 31st on sunday the board of supervisors was scheduled toe hear the ceqa appeal of the nicaragua ceqa depreciation for the ongoing pilot on the 26 of january they continued the hearing because of public input about parts of program and as you can see the key issues on the slide some
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concerns of the maximum caps and the number of stop 200 zone cap around the city the same zone cap one and 25 zones so folks wants to bring that cap down a little bit rather than an ongoing program we say that it is a participate a 2 or 1 year program and mta cakes and presents they're finding from the past year and studies of others configuration so our proposal we'll bring a revised something rise 0 thirty this board on the february 16th hearing and ms. all dependent on the ceqa appeal on the 9 of february from the board of supervisors continues that are uphold it we're talking about a different it will we'll cock it will feel
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like ground hog day again as director reiskin said in the interims we've asked the shurment drivers to continue so we're to provide in response to the board of supervisors resolution and also ask them to continue with the shuttle that's all i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> thank you. >> members of the public. >> request mr. chair two members of the public mark gle son. >> good afternoon decorations mark with the union i have a quick statement to read there are those who would like to make that program a referendum on the high tech on issues like interquality and
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housing gentrification we share their discerns but our approach to organize the tech people that driving those buses so the service workers may injury a better piece of the pie we have hundreds of bus drivers in this city into the middle-income and more coming that's why the labor harmony piece is critical without that we'll pull the rug from underneath the workers that are enjoying the working conditions in order to have that we need labor harmony and appreciate the board of supervisors and the mta recognizing that first and foremost we need both of those we want to thank director reiskin for recognizing the importance ever that and look forward to working with all of you as this program continues
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thank you. >> anyone else keeper to address the board. >> yes. mr. chair. >> i'm having tribunal with that monitor you want to overhead projector. >> you want the overhead projector. >> yes. would you, please distribute those to the board membe members. >> (inaudible). >> it's unfortunate ms. bloomer is being uncooperative. >> if she handed you thirty this sheet it is data from the pilot program analysis october 5th i've changed billing data that
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shows 70 thousand stops during october 2015 times 12 months 4 hundred plus hundred commercial shirts 41 percent increase and add three hundred and 46 thousand more and 1.2 million shuttle stopping and muni red zones and the 2.7 percent rate of blocked muni buses you're looking at 32 thousand blocked muni buses that have no place and doing that without a full eir this is not including the blue shuttle buses stopping record to be had and second handout i'll i'm to ms. bloomer
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taking photographic analysis and last week observing the free shuttle buses blocking muni buses unfortunately, i didn't have my digital camera with me but it is what you've dunn done taking the wild west shuttle and turning it into the wild west endangering the safety for the vulnerable pedestrians like me you've switched one wild west for another and increasing. >> time. >> thank you thank you, sir.
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>> thank you. next speaker, please thank you. >> mr. chair that's the last person that has turned a speaker card and i don't see anyone moving forward towards you today. >> yes. so i time to be clear i'm going down the right sort of we're not talking about the loss but the ceqa appeal on this i want to clarify if i got to wrong stop me i want to clarify a couple of things we kind of accomplished the transition through the pilot and to the permanent program i know we haven't completely gotten get rid of the conflict between the muni buses and the commuter shutters but we have
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measurably decreased them i'm looking at you, mr. wilson. >> the number that was the elevation report was the 33 percent decrease and the blockage of shuttles. >> so we could hope as we go forward with the permanent program through the data collection we're getting we'll be able to continue to increase enforcement and continue to minimize those conflicts of the stops making the stops longer or moving the commuter buses from the stops. >> like you said increased enforcement and capital improvements through the red zones all those things are will help to move those figures down further. >> i understand the ridership frustration the buses are stop
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but we've made good striving the initial study up to the pilot showed many of the shuttle are intershuttle not popping around from the academy of art to health care centers and things like that; correct? >> that's correct, yes. >> i definitely again, i hear the public feedback on wanting to make that minimize the disruption and wanted us to have the best permitting program we can have i'm scared of what happens if you're authorized that takes u.s.s. to mid march and what happens do we lose the ability under the program do we then just lose the authority to regulate at all what is happening in that situation do
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the buses go back to the smaller streets we redirected them from. >> that's our main concern the program is not approved we'll go back to the prefiling dates we have no permit and not collecting fees with no improvement and no data and the shuttle are free to drive wherever they want we'll not have the resources to do that. >> that's not an encouraging answer but thank you that's all i have. >> yeah. i also want to echo the vice chairs comments regarding at least this board members interest in fine tuning the promising panel we have a long way to go but i feel also that this has clearly respond to
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the concerns that are raised with those different programs always looking to improve i feel like the shuttle themselves have tremendous value this board is doing its job we are addressing a number of intentions like vision zero making sure we're doing our job doing everything we can to reduce the amount of vehicles on the street and/or making the streets safer whether is it safety for the gentleman who needs to get closer to the curve to not risk an injury those are things are high priority for this board i can speak to i certainly appreciate you know mr. mason is here in at back of room that gives us reports how this program can be improved and when
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i voted within way to move the project forward i do so with the intent of fine tuning it i hope whatever we do we continue to improve that it is relatively new and will take work i appreciate the time as communicated to us the things we want to find that happy place we're accommodating ways to get more cars off the street and continue to deliver the service that we all need thank you. >> absolutely thank you. >> can i ask a followup question for for a person on a bus as feedback to the best approach to sgablt your bus is blokdz is that appropriate to ask the driver to pull in all the way what is the advice for the members of the public. >> i think that is exactly
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right the obviously muni operators are supposed to pull all the way to the curve every time and a reminder is useful like i said this year a lot of policies designed to make that happen it didn't work every time. >> okay. >> if you have a - director heinecke thank you. this is balanced for the city and consistent with a lot of the higher end goals with public transportation getting people out of private automobiles and increasing the safety of vision zero having one thing trained driver seeps to 20 trained drivers we can't if you want to build a big picture consider the
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emissions issue overall this is a program that should continue and the program has gotten better i guess there is i'll say to our friend representing labor very eloquently stated that this is an ongoing process that certainly is my view personally i think we should move forward and hoping we get environmental approval to continue to modify this and continue to with work others in the city government to make that better harmony within of the things we want to make sure we resolve not only for the implicit avoiding bronze blossoming of the transportation slow down will reset us it seems to me the best thing to do keep
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going this board is continuing to improve the program as we go along for those who are concerned out there this is not going to happen i can tell you from me personally and hearing it from others having a shuttle program is better than not having a shuttle program and the efforts to be perfect if keeping us going but at the same time here we go let's keep on listening to the community input and make that better. >> i'm hearing from the colleagues director reiskin and the staff to work with the board of supervisors on the next couple weeks if something comes back working through the people of the city of san francisco. >> yes. so that is with that direction we will engage with
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the stakeholders with the members of the public that have concerns to see if we can get to a adjusted reif i understand program that addresses some of those needs so it it our intent that therefore binge you back something at the next meeting on the 16 assuming that the board of supervisors advanced this on february 9th in any case we'll back on february 1, '67. >> thank you for the staff for bringing this please remain standing next item. >> >> no action being considered it is appropriate for item 13 whether or not to conduct a closed session. >> you said j yes are we still having one. >> motion for closed >> going so sloughlough ough us
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>> okay. >> all right. item 14 in the meantime of closed session the board members meet to address the cases and both matters were settled no announcement of the amended motion now a motion disclose or not disclose. >> not to disclose. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> opposed? we are adjourned thank you very muc
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(shouting.). >> more and more city's high san francisco is committing to dislocate to end all traffic death that means improving safety for people walking and driving and safety on our streets is everyone's responsibility people can make mistakes but not result in injury or death all traffic
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collisions are preventable as drivers you play a large role that will give you the tools to drive safely on streets a recent survey asks hundreds of drivers about save city introduce driving what did they say watch for distracted behavior and slow down and be patient and check for people before you turn the facts about city driving shows how important to be alert most collisions happen in good weather allowance even at 25 mile-per-hour it takes a vehicle 85 feet to stop this is almost 7 car lengths slowing down makes collisions less savior when a person is hit by a passerby vehicle 25 minor
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the chance of death is 25 percent 40 percent that increases inform 85 percent slowing down didn't cost much time driving behind a person takes 9 extra semiautomatic and stopping at the yellow light takes only 30 seconds by hitting someone costs you hours and weeks of our time and maybe a life take a deep breath and take you're time cities cross america are being safely for walking and driving some streets are confusing here's what you need to know all intersection kroukz of novelist marked some are marked to make them more visible other crosswalks and intersections are raised to the level of sidewalk
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to actress as speed bump and people are maybe crossing be cautious and watch for people when you approach any intersection advanced limit lines and pedestrian yield signs show drivers where people walk and stop behind the lines at stop signs and for people crossing bulb outs where the sidewalks extends into the street make that tease easy to see pedestrians and remember to slow down whether making reasons and watch for people on sidewalk estimations extensions that maybe closer than you expect and bicyclists may motive to the left to get around bulb outs
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this gives people a head start allowing pedestrians to enter the crosswalk before transfer starts moving makes them more visible pedestrian scrimmage and stop the vehicles in all directions allow people to cross including department of building inspection scrambles are paired with no light restriction and rapid beacons you turn bright whether the pedestrians are there or the center is activated precede slowly as you approach the beacons especially, if their activated a pedestrian crossing light turns yellow before turning sold red back to flash red procedure after making a full stop as long as the sidewalk is empty and, of course, stop whenever the light
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is red traffic circles reduce conflicts you must stop at the strewn and precede around the raise your right hand of the circle watch for people in crosswalks and people in bikes coming around the circle arrows indicate where people with bikes share the intersections and people have ride to people on bikes have the right to use the lane whether or not in the sharing bike lanes are for people protected by parks e.r. parked cars and stay out of separated bike lanes unless an emergency dashed bike lanes are a shared zone four for
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vehicles to change lanes slow bike lanes allow the circles their unusually sprayed before me from other traffic some bike lanes are built to the level higher than the street but lower than the sidewalk they provide a safe separated space sponsor cyclists are around vehicles the box areas are marked with the stencil at intersections act as advanced limit lines for people to garter at a red light this increases the 1r0ir7b9 to drivers people will ride past stopped vehicles at the fronltd of the intersection give them room and stop short of limit line behind the bike without objection and cross only after the green light and people cleared the bike box bicycle
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traffic lights allow people on bikes to proceed while vehicles are stopped be unaware aware of those bike san francisco general hospital but stay alert and only skrans when the vehicle is cleared the intersection let's take a quiz to see what all of learned here we go number one when do month collisions happen did you say in daytime you're correct question two if an intersection is not marched is it still a crosswalk yes did you get it right great job one more before we go on what's one of the best things to do to avoid collisions? you can it take a breath pay attention and slow down
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city streets are crowded and chaotic so seeing everyone every single everything is difficult here's a test how many times did the white team pass the ball? if you answered 11 you're correct but did you notice anything else also be aware ever you're surrounded and remember that is easy 0 miss something if you're not looking for it here's some basic principles driving near peep e people from you're driver's seat it is difficult address our mirrors to reduce blind spots people on
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bicycles maybe be in our blind spot give yourselves plenty of time to react look out stay on the road from building to building not just curve to curve check driveways and behind parked vehicles for people that enter our path turning vehicles are especially dangerous important people walking and collisions often occur when vehicles are making tunnels when you turn remember check for people using the crosswalk before starting you're turn watch for people on bikes traveling in the ongoing direction always check our mirrors and blind spots patience pays off take a moment to make sure you're clear while it might feel you'll save time by driving
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fast or turning without checking you won't save driving only adds a few semiautomatic to our trip a collision can cost you, your job or someone's live here's important things to remember all crosswalks are legal and pedestrian have the right-of-way people cross the street anywhere children and seniors and people with disabilities are the most vulnerable think city strits give buses and streetcars a lot of the space or people returning to catch a train don't block the box this creates dangerous situation for people walking how are forced into moving traffic and people bicycling out of the bike lane and people on bikes most city streets are legal for
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bicyclists even without signs people biking can fall in front of you provide a safe amount of space when passing someone on a bike a minimum of 3 feet is required by law in california and people on bikes prefer to be in the bike lane in for the this is often to avoid accidents give them room people on bikes will stay away from the traffic or watch out for open doors whoops that was a close one expect people to go to the front of the light and pass on the right a tap of the horn maybe useful to make you're preservation known but avoid using the horn it may saturday night be someone
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vehicles anybody right turns are especially dangerous important biking always approach right turns properly signal early and wait for people biking through the intersection move as far to the right to people on bikes can pass on the left let's try a few more questions who are the most vulnerable people on city streets? children? seniors, and people with disabilities why do people on bikes ride close to travel there to avoid car doors what is one of the most dangerous situations for people walking and riding bikes? turning vehicles and what can you do to make sure that everyone is safe in any
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situation? thartsz stay patient and alert and, of course, slow down parking and loading a vehicle on accredit city streets is a challenge weather parking and unloading always check for people in our mirrors and blind spots and on the driver's side with our right turn right hand this causes you to look 40 on your left for bicyclists when passersby exiting the vehicle make sure about opening the door know where loading zones are if not loading zones available use side streets never stop in bike lanes
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or traffic lanes. >> bad weathering and visible rain and fog or low lighting make it hard to see you're vehicle is likely to slide or loss control in eye i didn't controls and create issues for people walking and biking they tried try to avoid pulled and umbrellas and construction get slippery for people the safety thing to do in conditions whether wet or icy or dark slow down and drive more carefully remember going fast may on this save you a few semiautomatic but speeding may cause you a life or you're job people walking and
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biking are vulnerable people can be distracted or make unsafe decisions as a driver the responsibility for safety lies with you a collision could mean the loss of our life or you're job and dealing with the legal implementations could take years or an emotional toll if someone is killed in a crash help us achieve vision zero and everyone can use the streets safely. >> thank you for watch and following the important driving tests your remember we're counting on you -
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>> good afternoon and welcome my name is greg boiling i'm the executive director of the founder of homeboys in san francisco which is with gang intervention thank you it is a privilege and honor but a greater prestige to call george gascon my friend
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i want to thank you all in advance before allowing you're cell phones to be silent for the next 45 minutes or so attention is no the great gift for 30 years i worked with gang member i had an earnest gang member come into my office look i need our divided attention i would you're in luck that is exactly what you'll be getting so i want to thank george for his faith attention to the people in the county of san francisco and so we'll celebrate a bit as well to begin we have the musical theatre group from west lake school to sing for you, please welcome
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(clapping). >> (singing.).
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(clapping.) >> one more time if we can hear it for them (clapping) mary oliver the poet says there are some things you can't reach but reach out to them all day long so part of what we knowledge acknowledge and celebrate as george gascon is sworn in for a second full term the fact there are things we reach for and that enhances lives of everybody in this city and in this county
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i know george from back in the day in the battle days in los angeles during the period that is intense from the 80s and 90s when i was with the lapd and there topless a time you want to reach and reimagine thing in these a initiative and thought way that marked one or more of the most enriched thinking in terms of law enforcement i've ever known george has been able to tinker and rereform and reimagine the three-strike law and break the cycle of crime that led to the reimagining of low level offenses and trying to in some way to turn upside down a system that many people in this country
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correctly feel is broken and george has been smart on crime when paths chosen by others are more loud. >> find out you will the hope in the end mother teresa is a suggested that the problem in the world is that we've just forgotten we belong to each other the reason that to is so fortunate is that because george has not forgotten we belongs to each there is a way to have things be more compassionate than previously had been and george knows how to put things recognizablely first, he lives as though the truth were true and maybe there are some things you can't reach but we're all fortunate because george gascon has chosen to reach towards them
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and so to administer the oath is the great friend of mine in 19782 justice cruz became the first latino appointed to the california supreme court martin luther king in his notable phrase prize sense speech he building see or that concludes my report uncontinental love and unarmed truth has the last word and cruz buildings the very same thing as a constitutional rights advocate in the exam of peace so ladies and gentlemen, i want to introduce the honorable justice cruz (clapping.) >> thank you very much for those kind words me ms. an honorable to be here
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to give the oath of office to the recent elected district attorney he was said i believe that is true the whole county and the administration of justice with the police to the public defender to the defense attorney it bans the quality of the can district attorney's office a pleasure for me to work with that office and obvious that it is in fact, true it is an honor to be here to administrator the oath of office i'd like to call the district attorney's office wife to come down she has the bicycling the appropriate thing to have that at this point (clapping.) i'd like to call - sir would you, please raise your right hand and i assume you should put you're alone on the
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bible and repeat i george >> (repeated.) >> and the constitution of the state of california. >> (repeated.) >> >> and that i will bear true faith and allegiance. >> to the constitution of the united states. >> (repeated.) >> and to the constitution of the state of california. >> that i take this oath freely. >> >> (repeated.) >> without any mental reservation. >> (repeated.) >> or purpose of evasion. >> (repeated.) >> that i will well and faithfully discharge the duties. >> (repeated.) >> and during such time as i hold office. of the district
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attorney of the city and county of san francisco. >> (repeated.) >> congratulations (clapping.) >> i guess i'm next; right? well, first of all, thank you all of you for being here today, this is an honor for me to see so many faces that have made such a difference in any life and see some of the my colleagues jeff and others arrest la our district attorney and he served an honorable
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criteria i hope to aspire to fill his shoes others professionals public defender and city attorney and the newly elected supervisor peskin and reverend brown you know reverend brown was one of the first individuals i met when i came to san francisco in fact, before i became the police chief we established a relationship both my wife and i share a special relationship you know reverend brown has been a man of honor and i feel very fortunate calling a friend and others carmen and then our fire chief and others i can go on so much of you and i will stop here then i'll miss someone and offend someone i don't want to
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do thank you and father boiling you've been an springs to me one you know the as a young police not like he was deemed to be a communist in will hal back this was where i worked the foot beats in the housing developments when our name came up it was generally western talking about whether you're parent were married or not (laughter) and but you know one of the things i recognize early on even in those days, i guy guess milestone my brain was not fulfill developed was that there which is something special about this man this man walked the walk and talked the talk a
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shooting at 12 o'clock in the morning a family needed father boiling he was out there he didn't know who he was convince one of the young kids in line wearing a blue uniform thinking i had the answer to the world and father boiling walked in either to console a family a trying to keep things down because this was very, very difficult times in la when over one thousand homicides in la in a year in any districts this district that i worked if not unusual to have a hundred plus homicides and as i grew up in the organization i respect father boiling we became friends and it air force friendship that's endured any years when i
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left la i was accepted to do this today and cruz i call your honor, i feel you're part of my family you know you've been an incredible leader not only in the perform but an incredible lead for the latino community you know you have been a trailblazers and not afraid to say things the way you see them an honor to have you here frankly an honor you accepted i know you look at a long ride to be here today and again not much more i can say my beautiful wife i are everything other than the kids and which i have to tell you i'm in the doghouse i've not
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told my kids i was sworn in any daughter called me and she founded on social media i was sworn in she mind what are you thinking i eaten its national a big deal i'll be teaching a class in oakland i'm the preliminary person and i think i'm going to pay the price i should so many of you robin and people in the office everyone i can't thank you enough for everything you mean to me and the special relationship we have you know this is a really an interesting year many of you know this this is one and 60th anniversary of the district attorney's office arnold i'm
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sure you know that yeah, you have been and you know it is a historical moment and you know it is interestingly enough you know this walls around us have asbestos and they do and please don't scratch the walls led paint let's hope we don't have an earthquake we may become part of first floor but there're a history in this i know there's a history in this office it is tied to san francisco's urban incredibly fanlts and not about the wild west and goldminers this is history that has very unsatisfactoryy part of corruption it was in 1906 and san francisco was recovering from the earthquake and public
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officials were taken advantageing and lynn their pockets with the recovery money there was a district attorney at the time i know that that mr. peskin remind me willie and william brought corruption charges against a april political herein man working for the mayor and several elected officials during the course of investigation the herein man tried everything to avoid being convicted and attempted to suspend lane done 0 on the district attorney and have himself appointed as the district attorney and due to the amount ever corruption going in san francisco at the time president roosevelt appoint a special prosecutor to work with landing done in order to prosecute this cases
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and the special prosecutor was beginning to do his work and he was shot in the face by one of the juries that alleging was connected to the political machinery at the time but the special prosecutor survived and due to his commitment to justice as well as mr. lane done this individual and several others were prosecuted and the individual in question was ab he was convicted and served 4 years in san quentin it on the politically powerful was likely unpopular but popper or not it was the right thing to do pursuing julius and doing the right thing whether or not this is popular has been going on for
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many years and at some .2 elected brothers here we have to sometimes hold powerful people affordability and it didn't go make for popular decided but critical furious democracy we do so this whole truth for every man and woman that work every day in office i want to take a moment to recognize the men and women of the san francisco district attorney's office for you're commitment to doing the right thing thank you to all of you (clapping) i know the guiding principles this men and women by each lives everyday continues but there are other faults the criminal justice system that are in desperate need of an overhaul my
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colleague and i take on 20th century criminals this is not a repeat for success i'm implemented a few tools of the limited resources including creating a forensic for our office and crime streams that nafltz our resources on the issues that matter the most those investments are helping us to win trials against dangerous people in the city in the past year we increased the number of trials by 20 percent on our conviction rate continues to increase we have two increases or years in a row 200 percent conviction rate and the prosecution rate have increased of the conviction rate i'm proud of what we've achieved in the last 5 years i
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think this is a testament to the work of the men and women in the office and many of you in the communities are partners with law enforcement to make that all come together for that i thank you so much you know 2015 was a difficult year no more the criminal justice system are both united nations and locally we've seen videos and use of force and heard of countless stories of police misconduct in march filing by the u.s. assistant attorney here in san francisco made a serious racism by police officers the revolution rocked our criminal justice system and, in fact, the prosecution and police investigations this behaves are eroding the foundation of the system that is built on the concept of fairness and due
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process you know san francisco has a rich history of advancing the quality of the values so it is heartbreaking to learn of the racism and homophobic issues in the criminal justice system with a was 40 years ago lgbtq rights by the city supervisor harvey milk was shot and killed in city hall and last year, we honored his memory and legacy and celebrated navigates in june of this year one of the united states supreme court it was a beginning moment for the country yes (clapping) it was a beginning moment for the country and the world and a moment that defined san francisco values 2015 will be remembered as the
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year san francisco helped to secure major victory that advances equal rights in the forefront of that process thank you guys (clapping) but there was the other side; right? you know this rate of interest text messages homophobic ask one of the imagines that the police shootings not only here in other parts of country that put into question what we've done and set us back in equal rights a clear reminder we have much more work to do as da i can't allow this type of sentiment to effort i have to act i created a blue ribbon account fairness and transparent and
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accountable ability this is judges will shine in the spotlight and it must be addressed ground floor the recommendations is a responsible or collective success as a county requires a good people of all walks of life public officials police officers deputy sheriffs and the public at large come together with the united single voice to insure that the problems are fixed you know change is coming for policing i think we've all seen that but coming for prefers there is as well, one the lessons i've learned in the law enforcement we must challenge the belief that walking away is the only solution to keep crime down it is just not true (clapping) you know the notation that the government has to get a pound of
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flesh any seem fundamental to you our system this approach is like putting a band-aid over a cancer there will be those who are simply two dangerous to share the sidewalks with us the majority of people in the system are not and they will come out of jail into our community u county we can't afford to ignore many of the majors have offend in the friend their cob and more dangerous than when we sent them in and will create other victims and will be further community impact traditionally our system our response has been to walk lock them up and lock them up again, a finishus cycle justice
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is not served for the victim and county and not getting it right that's why we're developing in my office the advisors group for formerly incarcerated individuals what works and didn't work for them for example, we know that sending people with substance abuse to prison didn't work we fought a war with that philosophy and claimed more casualties than any other conflict excluding the civil war worse our county were not safer for that yet from 2009 california has reduced the number of people under sate specification we're talking about prison and jails and probation nearly one and 50
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and during the same period of time you're crime as designed yet the despite that and despite the fact that our jail is 50 percent empty almost everyday just less than a month ago san francisco leader we're talking about spending 200 and $40 million to build another jail this is makers from across the country look at the model and in san francisco they're looking to reduce their residence in jails and prisons the construction of a new facility would have been a giant stepping outside the box step backward for the criminal justice system and would have sent the wrong mess from a city that is making initiative approaches to crime i strongly
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opposite this and have been oscar pistorius it for several years that was not right and not what we need take into account any street light corner in san francisco and what you see is a meth problem not a jail the statistics are shocking since 2009 the percentage of inmates requiring medication in our jail system as increased by thirty percent roughly 40 percent of men and women in custody have meth problems and 80 percent of police calls is some level of meth issues at the same time, we continue in our behavorial court to wait for 90 days 90 days in other words, to find a meth
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place only the criminals that comment the serious crimes will eventually be transferred to a treatment facility and this resulted the individuals with mental illness that commented low lovely offenses they get arrested and rearrested and this goes on this is on sustainable substantial cause for homelessness and the quality of life crimes that san franciscans endure without relieve police and prosecution must lock arms and solve the resolving doors when we send folks with mental illness to jail san francisco the city of st. francis is the place to have the procedures it
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is time to break the cycle and start with the arrests let's create courts and sentencing system it address the illness not to push let's build a medicating justice center instead of jails and prisons let's find a way to heal rather than penalize this is example yesterday, i with supervisor campos, supervisor cowen and supervisor kim came together to introduce a proposal for a new mental illness facility it will enable folks with substance abuse to receive the treatment they need in a timely manner and miami a similar model to what we're proposing it implemented crisis intervention
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teams responder to 50 thousand millennials calls in a 4-year period resulting in 10 thousand diversions and less than a hundred and 50 arrests as a result the jail population in jamming fell by 50 percent one jail closed with a savings of million dollars a year it starts with me the law enforcement that i have been proposing and hopefully, will soon be implemented has an impact in the quality of life in san francisco leaders of the programs leading successfully in seattle low lovely drug offend and others are diverted by police officers instead of going to jail it saves money and saves lives and
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hopefully, we'll be doing it soon now more than ever if we want to keep people out of the criminal justice system we must start early and to do so we must think cafe about our approach people between the ages 18 to 25 comprise 25 percent of our caseload their disprornt representing our jails we've always known that our children in our county the transition from childhood to adulthood it gradual and the young adult one foot in each world now the nuru skiefrs tells me the brain is not fully developed and that's why i guess i didn't appreciate what happened when i was a young
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cub but 234s that's why we launch a young court the first in the nation to address the problem this is one we're working together clovb to bring the defense and the prosecution we bring the clinicians that understand the young people's brain development process in order to create solutions and in order to reduce recidivism and heal the trauma and make a transition into adulthood this is not a break for the offender but rather an opportunity for the county and opportunity to change the lives of the young people and us to do a better job is significant return both socially and economically with the young adult and the family and county and our society
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you know, i think it is important to recognize and honor history and certainly today, we're celebrating the 60 year we remember the successes of this office are many and many for many years many honorable people before three and four that held the office that i now hold but a common failure in government it is to the willingness to accept the status quo this is especially true of the criminal justice system because it is hundreds of years in the making difficult but i believe as hard to turn the page with a new approach we must do it to restore victims and implement new tactics to keep the community safe and redefine our justice it is evolving
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me and an important aspect of justice the victims of crime not be revictimize by the system it was destined to help them this commonly happens whether coming to court or back and forth or getting simple services it is for this reason i'm proud to say i co-sponsored legislation that went into effect this past friday made more 20 changes to help victims of crime solve their needs and reduce their problems and any chaplain the process redefining justice requires we take into account in the mirror we think critically about whether punishment is analyst the best course of action and the pound of flesh the best possible outcome to the
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community and low level offenders with substance abuse is far more likely to have a outcome and this is example i work hard with any partner jeff from the district attorney's office to insure the proposition 47 passed thank you, judge (clapping) you know with the passing of proposition 46 california saved over one hundred and $40 million in 2015 this money that will rehave found in the substance and meth treatment in 2016 one hundred and $50 million invested in our counties instead of being used to lock low offenders up
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and interestingly enough people we're talking about how the sky was going to call people roles e released under prop 47 are going back to prison as one fourth the rate at other people and last but not least recast our notation of justice must include reforms to make sure the scales of justice are balanced sworn to protect do not trust the system the system will breakdown it will fail and public safety will suffer the imply ribbon panel i formed will help san francisco find a better way forward once those recommendations are adopt by the police department our system can begin to regain the trust of the community we serve san francisco
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can say serve as a model to live up to the tolerate forward thinking city and instead of another example of the rational and social i have seen combaelts that plague the social criminal justice system this reform may not be popular i know it will not be easy but right thing to do years ago when district attorney lane done and city prosecutor were faced to pursue some of the people in san francisco or turn a blind eye they made the right decision and nearly caused lane done his office and caused the specialize prosecutor his life over one hundred years later we're faced with difficult decisions again will we turn a blind eye will we
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continue to invest millions and millions of dollars in jails that is proven to be a failure or will rise to the challenge you know whether police politician or power house we must rein in misconduct at the ground the only thing worse than violating the public trust is to let the violation go unanswered in my next term i'm continue to work to insure our system is fair that holds all people accountable and more effective and more humane i'm committed to delivering the criminal justice system that san franciscans can be proud of i'm grateful you've put you're faith in me more another 4 years to continue to work you and for you to make
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sure that the solution over the criminal justice system will be the best outcomes for crime victims foreign the county and the offenders san franciscans desire or deserve the best system we can create won't be easy but the right thing i thank you deeply from the from the bottom of my heart thank you (clapping) >> thank you thank you so much and please thank you. (clapping.) thank you very much. >> please join us in the third floor we have coffee we don't have you know big spread but a few things more than anything we can share i look forward to that i'm sorry. >> that's okay sit down
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thank you george for your vision and leadership and insistence that all of us as a county imagine a circle of community and nobody is standing still outside the circle we have one more song from the musical theatre from the west lake school of the performing arts come on up here you guys
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(clapping). >> o bins and remarkably independent mother teresa followed her conscious and lead with her life she spent her life with the unfortunate she has inspired the work and changed the heats of those here are some of her words. >> (singing.) her smile is the beginning of love ♪ ♪ ♪ in her smile is the beginning of
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love and always be reaching each other with the smile the smile is the beginning of love a beautiful thing ♪ ♪ love is not measured there will be always greet each other with a smile the smile is the beginning of love let us always be greet each other with a smile because the smile is the beginning of love
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♪ ♪ within the research of every hand ♪ in give love while you can be faithful in small things if you can't - be faithful in all things ♪ ♪ in that's why the chain of love let us always be greet each with a smile for a smile is the
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beginning of love let us always greet each other with a smile for a smile is the beginning of love let us always greet each other with a smile for a smile is the beginning of love let us always greet each other with a smile for a smile is the beginning of love a beautiful gift a beautiful thing in the words of mother teresa is a let always meet each other
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with a smile. (clapping.) you're dismissed (laughter) please join us on the hi
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i had a burning doorway to do the right thing and join the department such this we my brother applied and fortunately we'll here and this means a lot i'm home everyone night to study and we workout together and it is a blessing i have a brother to go home and fed off of one another we're the twins but pretty much we're not treated and individuals sometimes treated as a item if he did something wrong they use the word instead of you the it heroism we're going our our separate ways and good morning our own individuals middle of steadfastly a twin all the it
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but inside of the district i've seen negative and positive things and with that made me want to be a police officer i want to give back and do public serve always a class president i dealt with everyone and served my class not only be humble enough to serve my class and pierce being a squad leader is a responsibility of maintaining my squad and being that voraciously person i need to step up to the challenge i believe during the 8 months i fulfilled any dude and after graduation just be a good officer to learn the skill and profession and give to the community to give the best to them and be a helpful hand that's the main thing and the new people coming into the did not know why you're doing it join the department for the
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right reason and do it to help the community and it is sharing you're time when you get into the department do is commented to the craft and enjoy it along the way enjoy it along the way i encourage you to talk about over with our families and talk 2 over with yourselves ultimately you'll do the job and find a senseably reason for doing it after the hard work everyday for 8 months straight and finally it pays off and you know as honey honor and privilege not anyone can do this job i look forward to getting often the street and learning and hit the ground running it will be a surreal moment day one i thought months here but sat down me and my
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brother talked about it and we're on the right track and stay focused and walking tloo across the stage is a huge hono
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