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from the cp usc, i don't know what to tell you, we have a big problem flooding the market, will you see what happens. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker please? >> good evening president and board of directors. i appreciate you letting us speak tonight. i know it's late, i will make it brief, i have been a taxicab driver, in san francisco, for 25 years, i'm current serving on the board of yellow cab. our city for 100 years, requires, background check. last year we upped to european tests. we need to raise the bar to bring them up to our standards, we cannot compete with 37 thousand registered in san francisco,
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that does not account for others that come into the area that work here, who have a 49 square mile city. so these people -- do the odds. there are some bad apples everywhere. if we have them have this background check, we can eliminate some of the bad apples, it will be good for both industries, i'm urging an aye vote here. supervisors, we are your city industry and we're being thrown under the muni vote. if they start putting taxicabs out of business when they're really close, they can do whatever they want because they have no 1 regulating, thank you for your time. >> thank you. next speaker please. >> good evening, thank you for allowing us to speak, my name is
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marcel. i have been driving a taxi full time in this city for 28 years. i came here to urge this board to support supervisor peskin's resolution urging the cpuc, to adopt fingerprinting, for all drivers, it's a noncontroversial safety measure for drivers. it is the most reliable way to confirm a person's, identity. if i could have the overhead. this is a letter from the mta demanding that the submit myself for a drug test. if i do not comply with it, i will not be able to operate my taxi. even though i welcome drug taxes for all taxi drivers, it bothers me tremendously that thousands and thousands of tmc drivers are not
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drug tested. sot resolution in discussion here to have everybody deed of trust tested, it's a public safety issue so i not only urge this board to support supervisor peskin's resolution, i also urge you to look into the drug testing policy, for everybody for in the city and county of san francisco. >> thank you. any other members of the public, that would like to speak at this time? seeing none, public comment is now closed. colleagues is there a motion to go into closed session? motion by supervisor, tang. seconded by supervisor, farrell. without objection we are adjourned into closed session. (meeting is in closed
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session). >> welcome back to the san francisco board of supervisors. the board took no action during closed session. may i have a motion to not disclose any portion of closed session. mowed by supervisor farrell, seconded by supervisor campos. can we take that without objection. without objection, the motion passes. and on item number 87 is there a motion not to approve item number 87? supervisor peskin. >> or do we vote no? >> okay, roll call vote madame clerk. >> on item 87. farrell? aye.
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kim? aye. mar? >> the recommendation is to vote down -- so i will vote no. >> supervisor peskin? no. tang? no. weiner aye? supervisor yee no. supervisor avalos? no. breed? no. supervisor campos? aye. supervisor cohen? no. there are 4 ayes, and 7 noes, with supervisor cohen in dissent. >> the ordinance fails. >> i thought we were voting on the do not pass. >> i apologize if there is confusion, would you like to rescind the vote. >> yes. >> supervisor, kim has made a
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motion to rescind the vote for a legit mate reason. without objection. the motion to rescind passes. madame clerk, item 87. shall this be passed on first reading? farrell? aye. kim? no. mar? no. supervisor peskin? no. tang? no. weiner? aye. supervisor yee? no. supervisor avalos? no. breed? no. supervisor campos aye. supervisor cohen no. there are 3 ayes, 8 noes, with supervisors in the dissent. >> the ordinance fails. all
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right folks. madame clerk, would you suggest that we adjourn the current board meeting and move to the next 1? >> yes madame present. >> all right. can you read in memoriam? supervisor peskin? >> item 82 is not before us, item 83 we have not dealt with. i would make a motion to table item 83. >> okay. do you want us to open up the new meeting and leave this meeting open? >> we can do it that way and table 83 and when you call the meeting, if there are enough votes, to approve item 4 to hear from the public, on that committee as a whole, we can come back and table item 83 on this agenda. >> okay i'm going to leave this
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agenda open. did we take action item 83 i don't remember that. >> that is not in front of the board. >> was it continued? >> it was a special meeting occurring in a moment. >> okay. thank you. we're going to leave the board meeting open. colleagues, we will go directly to our special meeting which is bouncing around all over the place. we will not convene that special meeting. madame clerk, please call the roll. >> thank you president. supervisor avalos? present. president breed? present. supervisor campos present. supervisor cohen? present. farresupervisor farrell mar mar
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present tang. >> call items, 1 and 2. >> the board of supervisors has agreed to sit as a committee as a whole for items, called for committee, pursuant to board rule 3.37. and a motion approved by july 15th. for items 1 which is a public hearing to consider a resolution affirming that board of supervisors will not approve policies, or submit ballot measures, that under fund or undermine the ability in support of housing, for a housing and public health approach first. pursuant to motion m160991, approved by the board on the 19th. contains, in item 2, subject to the resolution. >> okay, seeing no members on the roster, i will open this
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item up for public comment for items 1 and 2. any members of the public who would like to provide public xent for these 2 itay -- public comment for these 2 items? come on john. no? it's closed. supervisor peskin. >> i would like to make a motion to table item 2. >> supervisor peskin has made a motion to table item 2. it's seconded. item number 2 is tabled without objection. okay, that was weird. madame clerk. can you please call items 3 and 4? >> the board has agreed, to sit as a committee as a whole, pursuant to a motion, number m16-091. approved by july 19th.
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2016 for and i tem that has been called from committee for public hearing to consider a charter amendment third draft to amind the charter of the city, county of san francisco to create the housing, and commission housing, to over see the department of housing, and community development, to review and make religiouses, regarding, proposed, development agreements, consider such proposals, and to require the commission to hold hearings, and make recommendations, for housing developments, and to require the commission to adopt rules, as a competitive selection process. and expenditures, for the development of apordable housing, on the department of housing and community development [reading]...
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aformentioned. >> thank you. supervisor peskin? no comment? we will open this item to supervisor tang? >> i have a question are we also or have we called a tem 83. >> it's before the body. >> thank you. >> all right i'm going to open up the hearing to public comment, any others, would like to provide public comment at this time please come forward. >> thank you, my name is
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fernando. with the community housing, organizations, as you you know, affordable housing, has emerged as 1 of the important issues of our day, passing a housing trust fund in 2012, and affordable housing bond in 2015. 25 inclusionary, 2016. as well as development agreements, for pier 70 and the giants, as we talked to voters, 1 of the questions, that comes back again and again is how do we decisions get made and how does affordable housing, move forward and become implements, what the measure before you will do, is provide a smoother, transparent process, in front of people now. they will create a single point, where discussions will happen, about affordable housing, economic development and agreements, for the surplus
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of the city. it is transparency, that the voters, and public will understand how the city is delivering, on it's promises, to meet affordable housing, here on out. again, i urge you to support this measure, put it before the voters in november. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker please? >> good evening supervisors, i'm with the chinatown community development center. first of all, i want to support the comments, that fernando made, and urge this board to put on the ballot, includes the commission, we're not sure what is 3 and 4. supervisor peskin said we're at measure 4. i want to add something to this conversation. we in chinatown
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have always understood that affordable housing, economic development, social services, are part of a broader, package around comprehensive community strategies, this will create an opportunity how these pieces work together in a cohesive way, if we did not have this kind of comprehensive conversation, in chinatown in the early 80s, the chinatown master plan with a conversation that understood that small businesses, were depende dependent, upon residents, and those residents, were folks, who were low income and could not survive, a rebuild of chinatown, as proposed by downtown office developers, this opportunity to have a public conversation, about marrying, these
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strategies, is something we're excited about, in the 39 year history of our organization, not just affordable housing, not just economic development, not just social services, has been key to our mission, we look forward to this commission, thank you supervisors. >> thank you. next speaker please? >> good evening supervisors, i'm john of the taco group. i'm the battle scarred, veteran in the room. which is ironic. i have perspective. 20 years ago, month was a small agency, because all of the money, was handled by the. rfp's, and developer, selection, was done by the public process. there was not an moe -- now they handle, billions
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of dollars, in development. and all they do is done in the dark, it's all done, and their office is privately, there is no commission, there is no accountability, there is no public hearing, nothing happens, until it gets to you you you, until it's too late to unscramble the eggs, they present. secret government is always wrong. it's obviously, open to the political favoritism it's open to political retaliation, i'm not casting dispersions on any of the current and mayor, but it does happen. in early 2 thousand. we [inaudible] it was denied to us, at commission because we went head to head, with the city mayor, in the 2 thousand election. that points out the second problem, that commission was all appointed by the mayor,
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it was not split between competing checks and balances, as this measure would do. secret government is always wrong, we should have done this decades, account, to be accountable for everything, everybody. now. >> thank you. any other members of the public who would like to provide comment at this time? seeing none, public comment is closed. supervisor peskin, i have a question. with this commission, aren't we just adding an additional layer of bureaucracy, that would slow down housing development madame president, i would like to answer that and address something supervisor, weiner said earlier, with the charter having to do with the transportation agency, and i
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hark back a number of years ago, i believe it was 2002 when the planning commission entirely in those days, appointed by the mayor serving at the mayor's pleasure, was out of touch with the city and county of san francisco. neighborhood after neighborhood, the affordable housing community we put a charter amendment on the ballot, that gave the president to appoint a minority of 3. the mayor appointed a majority. for election, the same way the senate approves a nominee to the courts. i say that today, we actually have much better deliberation at the planning
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commission than we had a decade-and-a-half ago. every day, people's trust in the process has gotten better it's still got a long ways to do, i think what you said is just right. someone involved, in the redevelopment commission, should know that layer of bureaucracy, should know that exists for functions for many decades, does it take time? yes does it increase trust? yes, does it create better public input? absolu absolutely. this conversation we have been having which i know is not an easy conversation for the administration i understand it is seen as "taking poir away" i actually think is a set of
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policies that will make these processes better. let me say in the discussion we have had with the various effected departments, a number of good things, have come forward, i appreciate supervisor tang as we tried to find another compromised path that will make everybody happy. in the discussions in item 83 and the other meeting we're having simultaneous, the motions come forward from those departments, because finally, someone is scrutinizing, and calling for over site, let's create a 5 year housing plan, that is reviewed, by a public body, the problem with item 83 before us is it really doesn't give any day-to-day over site. it does not give the public and interested stakeholders, a venue for real participation, i
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respect that the body would convene the informational hearing, everybody's, eyes will glaze over, there is no decision this body will make, and will prove to be a lot of show and tell, i think item 4 which is a real commission is actually going to improve the process and outcomes, and i mean no disrespect to the head of housing, or mayor lee. i worked with him over a decade in a half. the same for mr. rufo, and ken rich at ofwd, but i think these departments, who have overlapping, in the realm of housing, will be balanced, with a commission, i hope we will send item 4 to the ballot. >> thank you. can i get clarity
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what would happen with public housing, with the successor agency, developments, how is this going to work? how is this going to impact the production of those like rehabilitation of affordable housing and production of affordable housing, how do projects in the pipeline continue unobstructed. >> i suspect, they will be embraced on this commission, this will receive support by the public. there will be a forum in the venue for people in that kind of housing to have a place to go rather than figure out how to be politically connected to get to the mayor's office and work it out, there will actually be a place that real every day
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people, can go year after year, to the commission. oc i. i, is a backwater, this will not effect it at all. the action is really at moe that's where the action is today. the action for dba's and da's, is at eow d. >> let me give you an example. there has been a lot of work that has been of course happening as it relates to housing, things that i'm concerned would not be able to happen without -- with a commission. i actually am very concerned about the impact, and the housing, falling apart in my district. we were able to work
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with the mayor for housing, and the housing authority to get them 2 million dollars, to rehabilitate formally, and the eunts, empty, and they were able to work together to house, homeless families, that now have houses as a result of that. we did the rat program, which people were skeptical about, i wanted to make sure we were able to tear down places, and rebuild like west side courts like some of our older public holly courts, some of the old est public housing in the city, we didn't have enough money. the challenge with right now as we speak, with pits, plaza in my district. those eunts, i was almost in tears, seeing the night and day, what the eunts used to look like, not just mice
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and roach infested, but rat infested, we had of course there are layers associated with trying to get a project of this magnitude done through the city through public housing, i'm not seeing the connection of how this particular commission is going to help us move the project that i care about forward in a more timely manner, specifically, a lot of the rehabilitation work and i want to understand exactly how this is going to help because i don't want people to continue to live in these conditions a day longer than they have to. and i don't want a department that is going to be an obstructionist department preventing us from getting to that point, if it's layers of approvals, and requirements, and someone reaching out to not only all the commissioners, but members of
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the board, what happens, with the ceqa and all the layers, that come into place that make this a challenge. i just want to understand how this is going to work. i'm not seeing the writing on the wall. >> so madame president with regard to your fundamental concern as i understand it, there is widespread years of consensus, between the executive branch of government -- be it at va lens yelencia -- that are go help benefit projects, in your district, and supervisor cohen's, district, and the district i represent. i think
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there is widespread agreement on that. i don't think the commission are going to undermine, particularly given this board and this mayor are universally held consensus around those issues, but there will be a place and venue for people to have input, i go back to the controversy -- granted this is before the rad program. it was the housing authority, which was not exactly -- wasn't really the city and county of san francisco. but i remember the hundreds of residents, at the north beach projects, who had no place to go as they voiced their concerns, about how that project was going to work. as a matter of fact, ended up being their supervisor, as a place to be heard. >> not the house and authority meetings,? >> those were tough days, if you
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recall those days. i don't want to get down into those details of how that entity and that housing authority commission wasn't listening to much of anybody. but if we can make a commitment to create a real transparent open commission, i think all of the concerns, you are expressing will ultimately become part of the fabric of that institution in the same way that that has happened at this mta commission that was a big thought in 1999 but now has powers, to legislate all the things, they legislate in the public transportation realm. let's give this a shot and see if this works. i don't think it's going to slow projects, down, i think it's going make projects, better. >> i have a lot more questions. i will give my colleagues an opportunity to make their comments, and ask questions,
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thank you for your patience. supervisor farrell? >> thank you. i know we have a number of staff and department heads here. i know ocb and oewd, if you could come up and give your opinion here, either about the commentary you just heard or your overall opinion about this initiative. >> thank you supervisor. todd in the workforce and development. i strongly believe -- i shared this in the rule committee hearing -- increased engagement additional over site, i have concerns about the proposed commission and the impact to achieve our ultimate mission, to connect people good jobs, in san francisco to support our businesses, in particular, oewd
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is a grant making organizations, we have grant funds, and we're concerned with the layers, this commission would have on a grant making ability. that is 3 months, is what we anticipate the months, to be, these go to cbo's, as well as workforce assistance, and concerned with the conflicts, an over site body would have our body, half of the department is concerned, with training, for the workforce development division. governed through the workforce development act. we have a body which supervisor cohen sits on which is appointed by the mayor prescribed by federal law is is required, to over see workforce programming, it's not clear how policy direction given by the proposed commission, if there is
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a conflict with which way the direction will be it's unclear how that conflict will be resolved, i'm proud of the amount of oversight engagement today. is there more we could do? of course. we're engaged with the supervisors, how we can do that. that is related to item 82. in the last year alone, we have done 56 commission meetings, at planning, uc, mta, rec park and others. we have hundred 100 advisory task, force meetings, that we have attended. again, we're firm believers, in community engagement, and welcome opportunities to do that. that's why amendments, working with supervisors, offices, put forward, specifically related to the 6 month and 5 year planning
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hearing, that is appropriate to have here at the board. if today's discussion highlighted anything, is the importance of having discussions at the board, and we look forward to update you you on your work, and take your guidance and feedback on it. again, in item 82, it achieves, the author's, intent, of increasing, over site, white remaining, nimble, and help our clients and customers, in an expeditious way. >> supervisor farrell? >> thank you. >> can you introduce yourself? >> lee mayor's director, office of housing formulaely, the director for redevelopment agency working with the
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commission. i can tell you just standing here that having a commission for the mayor's office of housing and community and workforce development will not expedite the work we do. it will make it more transparent, we will have yet another body to go before we also will have to go before the board. 1 of the major differences, between the redevelopment, and the commission being proposed it was that it was a separate state agency, it had many of the powers, that the board has, and is not delegating, to this new commission, it creates yet an additional body for which we would have to go through before we get to the board of supervisors, to issue our bonds, to do purchase and sale agreements, to do other things, that are reserved for the board per se. 1 of the things, that
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the controller spoke about in terms of the question of the commission is the minimal cost of a commission of a mere 160 thousand dollars, in terms of a commission secretary and staff time. 1 of the things i really wanted to say was the question of, it's the opportunity cost of staff time and the amount of time it would take to prepare memos, and prepare staff meetings and provide the level of staffing necessary for a particular commission. at this point, i think the public speakers are correct. this is the busiest time ever in the mayor's commissioner office. we're doing thousands of things. in terms of the rental
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distribution, programs. by the way, not only do they come to the board of supervisors, a number of times, they have gone through the sub committee, through the public housing, commission, as well as full excision, there's a level of oversig oversight. the measure the administration proposed, provides, what is potentially missing in terms of the overall strategic planning of the 5 year plan and the annual plan. but i do want to mention that we do provide a consolidated plan to the board of supervisors. which is our annual expenditures, not only community block development funds, but also city funds on an annual basis, the need for greater over site, the measure sponsored by the administration provides, that level of
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oversight. i think our biggest concern is the ability to do the job that the residents of the city of san francisco knew the board of supervisors expects of us. no 1 told us to do affordable housing slower. this measure this commission will slow the process down, yes, there will be more transparency, it will slow the process down. the other thing that i would like to measure about this process. we have 160 community development block grants. that in addition to the work of oewd in terms of various grants is a huge workload. and this would really fall upon this commission to be able to handle that type of workload in a very, very short period of time so we can meet the annual funding cycle
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for all of these nonprofits, who are not solely dependent on cdbg, block grants or the oewd, block grants per se, but there could be a collision of funding before this particular body. so the bottom line is it will not speed up the process. and we feel strongly that the board oversight is where the oversight should be. and we're happy to provide materials to the board and to answer any board requests, as it relates to a particular project or a particular nofa that will allow us to try to complete the work we're trying to do on the rad program. we hope to close in september on 2 thousand eunts of public housing. that may or may not have happened with the commission. and the question of
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getting those 15 projects, through the commission process, also to the board adds an additional step, that is duplicative of the work this board does and the work of the public housing commission. >> thank you. supervisor farrell? okay. supervisor tang? >> thank you. through the chair to the sponsor of the commission measure. something i neglected to ask in committee, given that mohcd, has to go to various, commissions for approvals, and board of supervisors i'm trying to understand the mechanics of how your proposal will work, for example, is it 1 additional stop they have to make, and also what is conflicting, division, this board makes, versus planning
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commission. how do you envision that working. >> supervisor peskin? >> thank you. first of all, the planning commission's role is a role of making sure -- is an entitlement role. i see this as really clearinghouse for policy priority setting. as president breed raised, she had a different vision for tearing down -- i forget what project >> west side courts. >> west side courts. right now, all of those things, happened behind cloets doors. there is no place where the public and interested parties, and stakeholders get to see that decision being made. this commission can figure out ways to streamline things we have provisions for nofa's, this is in no way will it slow things
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down. i understand, and i think mr. lee is very clear, will this give more transparency? yes. is it going to be a pain in his butt? yes, that is true too. but i think it's worth it. >> just to clarify, it's a policy direction versus actual decisions on -- >> we don't have any body where the policies of are we going to build 100% support of housing, are we going to build senior housing in what amount? that is not discussed in front of any policy body. let us have a housing commission that is the clearinghouse for those policy conversations. >> and i'm glad you spoke to that because actually i mean unfortunately, we have not come to an agreement on the direction we want to go here, i actually do agree here, we more of a high-level policy discussion, as
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to where omacd is going, and perhaps ocwpd right now. in fact, we can adopt it right now. in terms of mohcd, so much becomes, before the board of supervisors. i think the vast majority of decisions come before us. as i said in rules committee, i wish we would pay more attention they come before us, or ask more questions, we have opportunities, when they come up for decision by us, most hit committee level as well. in terms of better transparency and so forth, i support that. that's why i suggested to supervisor peskin certain things, we can do here at the board of supervisors again, immediately, i don't
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support delaying things, but i don't think it's a huge deal, we can discuss fully in front of the public. i know this commission and the issues around it go beyond myself here today it's a lot of other issues, involved, the fact we're creating commission 2 departments, not just 1 but 2 is problematic, i think yes, there needs to be a more holistic, conversation, around economic development, and how it intersects with housing, but you know here we're creating a that over sees, whcd, i have real problems, with this, i wish we had been able to come to an agreement, on things we can achieve in the short term so i would like to continue. i think
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it's a tem 83 if possible. i want to keep that conversation alive today. i that's that's all i had to say, since supervisor peskin and i have had many conversation. i'm glad i have been able to understand i think what you are trying to get at, i wish we could do it in a more collaborative way. >> thank you tang. supervisor weiner? >> supervisor peskin's comments, are attractive, talking about the experience of the planning commission could also talk about the police commission another situation where the commission that is wholly controlled by the mayor is split with 4/3 super visor positions. if this is someone coming in saying, i want
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to create a housing commission, it's an over site mission for mohcd, along those lines, i would be hard pressed to say no to that proposal, that is not my understanding, of what is being proposed here. what is being proposed here, goes beyond affordable housing commission. supervisor peskin will correct me if i miss red anything. this is not the typical, suggest to appointed by the mayor, and board. instead it's 3 appointed by the mayor, 1 appointed po the board. the 3 appoints, to the
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commissioners -- 2 of the department heads to oewd and omhcd, would be appointed to the commission, with no involvement to the mayor. correct me if i'm wrong. i think director of planning, the police chief, the commissions, present multiple options to the mayor and the mayor picks 1 or can reject all of them. the way i read this, correct me if i'm wrong, this commission simply hires or appoints, the 2 department heads, and the mayor with no participation. that is very different than how we do things with the planning or the police department, for reasons i don't understand this is really about affordable housing, oewd is swept into this as well. supervisor peskin is not jumping up and down to correct the way i characterized it correctly. so
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this measure goes absolutely dramatically beyond the measure that the voters adopted to restructure the planning commission or the police commission for that matter. this is absolutely taking 2 departments that are very much part of the executive branch and taking them away from the executive branch, so neither department is truly accountable to any elected official, to the mayor or otherwise 1 of these splinter departments. and for something that is important is affordable housing and economic development why would we do that? there is away to create a split commission it's happened before it's done in a way we recognize that the mayor is ele elected, chief executive of the city, you can campaign for whoever you want, we do have an
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executive branch, this with draws, departments from the executive branch. so when i talked earlier about these 4 charter amendments, in combination it is an assault on the institutional integrity period for this mayor and future mayors, this i think of the 4 is i think the largest in terms of what it takes away from the executive branch. so again if supervisor peskin wants to propose what he described in the beginning, something along the lines of the planning commission, i am open to that discussion. i won't support it. >> thank you supervisor weiner.
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supervisor peskin for clarity, can you clarify, why the controllers, is not subject to board of supervisors approval but the mayor's appointment is. can you clarify your thinking on that? >> the notion was to have a truly independent commission that was not controlled by the legislative or executive branches, but that the 7th position be vested in an independent body or an independent position in the form of the controller, who i think is universally respected on all sides of city hall, and that is the reason behind that. >> thank you. supervisor kim. >> thank you. i want to express my support for this measure and talk about why i think it's important. a couple things i should add. i think we need a
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consistent standard about what departments have commissions, and which ones don't, it's not clear to me why the planning dmigs doesn't and the mayor yes, commission on economic woeshg force development does not. when we talk about on over lay to these departments, the 1 thing we do know is housing and affordable housing, is an important issue in the city, and 1 that voters are engaged on and would like greater input over. i have heard over and over from residents, they would like to see a citizen over site body, for these important departments, to speak of the development site it is true that development agreements, through the mayor's office of economic development, board of supervisors. does come to the full board for approval but sometimes at the end of the
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game, there is a lot of public input that has not been incorporated, having worked on development deals, here in the city i believe more process produces, greater project at the end of the day. sometimes i'm often trying to incorporate public input later in the game because there was earlier points in time when the community could have provided that input, we're doing a lot of last minute negotiations before the board of supervisors, i think this will provide a better process for all of us, i don't see a time where more transparency, and accountability, can do with a grater result. within an existing, time line so there aren't delays, before the
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projects come before us, finally, to supervisor peskin's point, we don't have a good vehicle through which the public can talk about the types of affordable housing, the city can produce, we have a vast majority set aside, for housing, or to acquire and rehabilitate housing, i know our residents would like to see the city prioritize. we have pamly housing, senior housing, we have a variety of low income, middle income housing. i think having a citiz citizens, commission, will enhance the decisions we're able to make and provide the board of supervisors and the mayorier's, office in what the city would like to see. i would like to see
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this move forward, i think it's consistent with other city departments, that we consider of import here in the city. i think the only 2 things we distinguish is which departments have commission entire appointed by the mayor and which have split appointments, there is no question these departments should have a commission. every other board has a commission. so these 2 departments should have a commission. i think the question is whether we these departments are worty of a split commission. i think because of the issue areas, they over sea which is housing, important to mta, which should have a mrint appointment as well, these commissions, should be split. i think the question of whether these departments need a communication or not, is a moot
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point. if we want to talk about expediting the process. unless it's ob the table, i think the only question before us is whether this is a split body appointment or anytime. i think because of the issues, these 2 departments over see, i think these bodies, deserve a split appointment. >> colleagues, i'm starting to lose it, i'm hungry and i know we have other business to continue with. so do we want to take a recess or. >> no. >> i need a recess. >> no. >> well somebody needs to take my place up you here. no 1 wants to switch out with me. supervisor campos. >> thank you i think supervisor, weiner is going to take you up
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on that. i will be brief. let me say i don't want to make generalizations about these departments, i see some of them here. i think qualitatively, there has been a difference between my experience and the maifr mayors, office of workforce and development i want to commend oawd, for a number of issues, you have gone out of your way, and we have been appreciative of that. -- if you look at the ballot measure we paced the legislation, and nothing happen until recently. i think moawd could have
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benefitted from that. with respect to the mayor's housing. from that presentation i felt like i was living in a surreal world in a different reality because the discussion of what the mayor's office of housing has done and how it has performed is the complete opposite of my experience and only as a supervisor, member of this body, but as a supervisor, for district 9, including the commission for ground 0. the mayor's, office of housing, with all due respect has been the least responsive department i have seen in my history, not only as member of the board of supervisors, as a government lawyer before that. at least the other departments, try to address your concerns, and try to make it look like they care about what concerns you have
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raised. and we have raised issue and issue over the years about the mayor's office of housing, there has not been a response from the mayor's housing. some of us raised that issue, prior to the million dollar bond there is no response. we supported the bond because it was the right thing to do, at the end of the day it's unfortunate we're here but it is because of the mayor's, office of housing, we find ourselves having to be here and the idea that the mayor's office of housing will speak -- will work more quickly without a commission is laughable. it's laughable that an agency that hasn't really demonstrated any ability to actually get
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affordable housing built is coming here and say, don't slow us down. don't slow you down? what have you been up to all these years? i look forward to having this discussion because the facts are the complete facts of what has been presented. i actually think this is a long time coming. i appreciate the concern some of my colleagues have in not slowing anything down which is why i think this is need ed because i don't see how it is possible for anything to be slower than it's been the last tleer years, thank you. >> supervisor, tang. >> question to the chair through supervisor peskin. i think we know where this conversation is going to the 2 items, my question to you is would you consider separating, out the commission, so 1 is for mohcd
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and the other is for moew d. >> from the chair to supervisor tang, this is not just my work product, this is really the evolution of hearing from many many different individuals, and organizations that work closely with mohc and moewd, i'm a vehicle for expressing -- this is not the first time this conversation has come up in these chambers or in both of these agencies, i think what is before you is embedded with many of the stakeholders and i is what they want and the public reserves. >> thank you. i'm responding to the comments, supervisor kim made earlier, all of the different departments, have
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their own commission for their own departments, some function of w -- >> and there is a straightforward 1, the mta, the 1 i put on there is
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straightforward some of the stuff we have been doing anyways. i'm in support of having a commission of some sort. there has been some issues raised by several people here, that makes me feel like i need to study this closer i'm inclined to continue both of these items, if somebody wants to make that motion. so it gives me an opportunity to get my hands on this. >> so you are making a motion to continue? >> to continue items 4 and 83 to the meeting of july 26th. >> is that your motion supervisor yee? >> i think supervisor tang made
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the motion. >> okay. you can make it and i will second -- supervisor tang will second it. is that okay? >> supervisor tang will make the motion, i would like to see both items, continued. >> okay. supervisor, tang made the motion. is there a second? supervisor weiner. >> i have a question. >> through the president to supervisor peskin. can supervisor peskin at least acknowledge that the commission that is created here is different than the planning or the police commission, that the
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mayor does not make a majority of appointments, and the mayor does not have any say in the hiring of these departments, when supervisor, kim talks about commission we all thought at 1 point, should there be an affordable housing commission on oahcd? i think every 1 of us, has considered that. it's a reasonable thing to consider. i feel like this is be iing pitch, we're creating another planning commission situation. that is not what it is. am i wrong about that? can you acknowledge that? >> supervisor peskin? >> thank you madame. through the president to supervisor weiner first of all let me acknowledge that everything that is set forth in this charter amendment is what it is. there are many
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commission structures, it existence can hire or fire it's executive director, there are many models. the mayor would have 3 appointees on this body, and those 3 appointees, would be involved in the selection process. those 3 appointees, could remove -- be part of the process of removal of department head, so the mayor would have affords, in that. we read in the paper, she was texting a mayor appointee on the planning commission about ways to vote. those text were out there. we all though that. yes the mayor would have influence, so no, i would not acknowledge that. >> that is trysting, through the chair supervisor peskin started the debate, by saying, this is
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great with the planning commission, with the board approval, the board president got 3 of the board approval, it's changed everything it's been great. i'm supporting the planning commission, it's for the mayor appointees, the mayor appoints the majority the 3 names, for the potential -- the mayor picks 1 or all 3. that is not done here. the mayor has no majority of the commissioners and they have no mayor lee will have no say in any type of control, because a minority, of the commissioners, appointed by the mayor, in the hiring of the person that over sees, affordable housing, in san francisco. the person that over sees, economic development, some
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of the significant development agreements, impacting our city, we're saying that the mayor is not going to have control of who the department heads are. i'm not criticizing you as the chair proposing this, but i think we need to be very -- this is not in any sense replicating, the commission. this is a new structure, and i said before, this is about this executive authority of the office of the mayor this is worth talking about. that's what this does. >> may i respond? >> supervisor peskin. >> to the office of the mayor. the reason i'm having trouble acknowledging what you are saying, the mayor would appoint 3 members, the mayor is the
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appointing member of the controller, i think the mayor would have remarkable amount of influence in who was ultimately selected to be the director of this department. i have trouble acknowledging that. i think we need to move into the real world. in the real world, in attempting to negotiate this with the members of the executive branch, they're not interested in having this commission at all. so i have attempted in good faith to find a place i can minimize, or eliminate, members of the executive branch, they're not interested in having this commission at all. they're not interested in having a citizen's, advisory committee, which is not something i thought
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was good public policy, relative to what this department needs. that was rejected out of hand. i'm divided to the president. that supervisor, weiner, you are saying, if the mayor appointed 4 and the board appointed 3. and the mayor could in the planning department, select 3 appointed to the mayor. the mayor is not interested in that compromise. >> through the chair, the mayor's, office, doesn't get a vote on whether it goes on the charter ballot, we do. >> that's why it's not before us, they don't want to negotiate. >> thank you. supervisor campos. >> i know it's getting late. i think it's important to acknowledge that there is a difference in opinion in terms of how well or not so well, things are functioning. if you
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are happy with the status quo, you are against the proposals, put forward. there are those of us that have a different mission. i'm trying to present that mission to the voters. at the end of the day, we can debate all we want about which vision is the right vision, that is not our call to make, that is up to the voters to decide, i think in the end voters will decide the status quo is not working they want change that's what we're proposing. >> thank you, there is a motion to continue item 83, and 84, to the meeting of july 26, 2016. it was moved and seconded. and we will take that, colleagues, madame clerk can we take it
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without objection? thank you roll call? on the continuance. >> supervisor farrell? aye. kim? supervisor kim? aye. supervisor mar? aye. supervisor, partial fs kin? aye. tang? aye. weiner aye. supervisor yee? aye. supervisor avalos?ee. supervisor breed? aye. supervisor campos? aye. there are 11 ayes. >> the motion to continue the meeting to july 26, 2016 passes. >> that is for item 83 and 84.
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>> yes. they will be on the meeting -- the agenda meeting on the 26th. all right. madame clerk i would like to make a motion to rescind the vote on 37 police accountability. is there a second? seconded by supervise tang. madame clerk can we take this without objection? >> yes. >> without objection, the motion passes. i would like to make a motion to continue this item to july 26th. 2016. second? seconded by supervisor tang. colleagues, you want a roll call vote to continue?
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>> we already dealt with this item. >> well the vote is to continue the meeting to july 26th, 2016. >> i think we will end up having the same result. >> can we continue the item. roll call please. >> supervisor farrell? aye. kim? aye. mar? no. supervisor peskin? aye. tang? aye. weiner? aye. supervisor yee? aye. supervisor avalos? no. breed? aye. supervisor campos? no. supervisor cohen aye. there are 8 ayes, and 3 noes. >> item 37 will be continued to the meeting of july 26th, 2016.
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>> madame clerk. >> general public comment. >> are there any members of the public? you want to come speak? okay. i got you. any members of the public who would like to speak on public comment for the special board meeting, please come forward. not so bad, colleagues. take your time mr. gilbert. >> what time is the meeting? >> this is a special meeting, if you want to make public comment on the special meeting. >> i want to know what time? next tuesday. >> yes. are there any other
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memb members of the public? seeing none. at this time, it's closed. can you read the memoriam, madame clerk. >> on behalf of late mr. josh williams, at the suggestion of supervisors, supervisor yee kim and mar for the late, principal of galileo. black share. that concludes, our business for the day. >> we're adjourned for the regular board meeting and the special board meeting. (meeting is adjourned at 10:24 pm)
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as a society we've basically failed big portion of our population if you think about the basics of food, shelter safety a lot of people don't have any of those i'm mr. cookie can't speak for all the things but i know say, i have ideas how we can address
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the food issue. >> open the door and walk through that don't just stand looking out. >> as they grew up in in a how would that had access to good food and our parent cooked this is how you feed yours this is not happening in our country this is a huge pleasure i'm david one of the co-founder so about four year ago we worked with the serviced and got to know the kid one of the things we figured out was that they didn't know how to cook. >> i heard about the cooking school through the larkin academy a. >> their noting no way to feed themselves so they're eating a lot of fast food and i usually
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eat whatever safeway is near my home a lot of hot food i was excited that i was eating lunch enough instead of what and eat. >> as i was inviting them over teaching them basic ways to fix good food they were so existed. >> particle learning the skills and the food they were really go it it turned into the is charity foundation i ran into my friend we were talking about this this do you want to run this charity foundations and she said, yes. >> i'm a co-found and executive director for the cooking project our best classes participation for 10 students are monday
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they're really fun their chief driven classes we have a different guest around the city they're our stand alone cola's we had a series or series still city of attorney's office style of classes our final are night life diners. >> santa barbara shall comes in and helps us show us things and this is one the owners they help us to socialize and i've been here about a year. >> we want to be sure to serve as many as we can. >> the san francisco cooking school is an amazing amazing partner. >> it is doing that in that space really elevates the space for the kids special for the chief that make it easy for them to come and it really makes the
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experience pretty special. >> i'm sutro sue set i'm a chief 2, 3, 4 san francisco. >> that's what those classes afford me the opportunity it breakdown the barriers and is this is not scary this is our choice about you many times this is a feel good what it is that you give them is an opportunity you have to make it seem like it's there for them for the taking show them it is their and they can do that. >> hi, i'm antonio the chief in san francisco. >> the majority of kids at that age in order to get them into food they need to see something simple and the evidence will show and easy to produce i want to make sure that people can do it with a bowl and spoon and
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burner and one pan. >> i like is the receipts that are simple and not feel like it's a burden to make foods the cohesives show something eased. >> i go for vera toilet so someone can't do it or its way out of their range we only use 6 ingredients i can afford 6 ingredient what good is showing you them something they can't use but the sovereignties what are you going to do more me you're not successful. >> we made a vegetable stir-fry indicators he'd ginger and onion that is really affordable how to balance it was easy to make the
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food we present i loved it if i having had access to a kitchen i'd cook more. >> some of us have never had a kitchen not taught how to cookie wasn't taught how to cook. >> i have a great appreciation for programs that teach kids food and cooking it is one of the healthiest positive things you can communicate to people that are very young. >> the more programs like the cooking project in general that can have a positive impact how our kids eat is really, really important i believe that everybody should venting to utilize the kitchen and meet other kids their age to identify they're not alone and
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their ways in which to pick yours up and move forward that. >> it is really important to me the opportunity exists and so i do everything in my power to keep it that. >> we'll have our new headquarters in the heart of the tenderloin at taylor and kushlg at the end of this summer 2014 we're really excited. >> a lot of the of the conditions in san francisco they have in the rest of the country so our goal to 257bd or expand out of the san francisco in los angeles and then after that who know. >> we'd never want to tell people want to do or eat only provide the skills and the tools in case that's something people are 2rrd in doing. >> you can't buy a box of
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psyche you have to put them in the right vein and direction with the right kids with a right place address time those kids don't have this you have to instill they can do it they're good enough now to finding out figure out and find the future for
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>> hi. welcome to san francisco. stay safe and exploring how you can stay in your home safely after an earthquake. let's look at common earthquake myths. >> we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. we have 3 guest today. we have david constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that
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dogs are aware of an impending earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of small vibrations. but yes, i read extensively that dogs cannot realize earthquakes. >> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the weather in a daily or weekly cycle. there is no relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth.
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>> how about time of day? >> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were lucky and when they don't. it's terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have one. >> how about the ground swallowing people into the ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it bumps up and you get a ground fracture but it's not something that opens up and sucks you up
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into haddes. >> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of damage, but this myth that california is going to the ocean is not real. >> southern california is moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the million year cycle, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in
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small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco. >> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design. >> i have heard about this
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thing called the triangle of life and up you are supposed to go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ? >> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if you are in school, same thing, kitchen same thing. if you happen to be in your bed, and you rollover your bed, it's not a bad place to be. >> the reality is when we have a major earthquake the ground shaking so pronounced that you are not going to be able to get up and go anywhere. you are pretty much staying where you are when that earthquake hits. you are not going to be able to stand up and run with gravity. >> you want to get under the door frame but you are not moving to great distances.
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>> where can i buy a richter scale? >> mr. richter is selling it. we are going to put a plug in for cold hardware. they are not available. it's a rather complex. >> in fact we don't even use the richter scale anymore. we use a moment magnitude. the richter scale was early technology. >> probably a myth that i hear most often is my building is just fine in the loma prieta earthquake so everything is fine. is that true ? >> loma prieta was different. the ground acceleration here was quite moderate and the duration was moderate. so anyone that believes they survived a big earthquake and their building has been tested
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is sadly mistaken. >> we are planning for the bigger earthquake closer to san francisco and a fault totally independent. >> much stronger than the loma prieta earthquake. >> so people who were here in '89 they should say 3 times as strong and twice as long and that will give them more of an occasion of the earthquake we would have. 10 percent isn't really the threshold of damage. when you triple it you cross that line. it's much more damage in earthquake. >> i want to thank you, harvey, thanks pat for
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>> (singing)
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>> (clapping.) >> (piano.)
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>> (singing.) >> i want to be ready with jesus comes i've been in chains but the lord
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has lifted me up >> (clapping.) >> i have seen the glory of the glory of the lord of the coming of the lord his truth is marching on glory, glory had will yllelujah
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>> glory, glory hallelujah i can't his truth is marching on his truth is marchingi an't his truth is marching on his truth is marchingn't his truth is marching on his truth is marchi't hiis marching on his truth is marchingt his truth is marching on his truth is marching his truth is marching on his truth is marching on >> (clapping.) >> (singing)
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great is the water, great is the water children. >> great is the water >> (clapping.) >> the community of choir senior choir community of voices please round of applause thank you. >> (clapping.) >> thank you thank you choir
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(microphone feedback.) how is that. >> i think we're fine mr. charles okay. he think we're fine everyone can you please see if we have enough chairs for people to seat we'd like for you to take your places yeah. okay let's start i am so delighted so honored to be standing housekeeper today my name is linda i'm a board of the bayview hunters point center for the chair of the groundbreaking and ribbon cutting summer want to
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give honor to god let me repeat i want to give honor to god. >> (clapping.) >> for the opportunity to be standing here on the podium with the mayor and all the dignitaries and with the community of looking out i see that judge davis family and i see about everyone this is a great day for the bayview hunters point this is a great day for the community >> (clapping.) >> what this is vision people don't perish a man that is responsible was responsible for bringing all of us here today his vision was to insure that
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our seniors have a place they could live and die gracefully he reached out to a lot of people in the city it has taken decades for us to get here but look at where we are today in his absent the vision and legacy folks are realized today, i want to essentially thank the mayor ed lee for his presence by the way, if you look at across the city that kind of setting back is taken care of all over the city this man has a passion to help seniors and youth and do it all over it is left for us to make sure we have to publicize the kind of things and trying to
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him him get his record straight without further ado, we're expecting former mayor willie brown horrified you oh, my god oh, my god you see we have held everything until he got here mayor willie brown as always a fine gentleman and leader of the city thank you so much, sir fewer presence and helping us and made your time for the little people to come out every time to make an event like this happen we thank you and may god continue to bless you, your the next person on the agenda you'll help us to get this program you know going you thank you, sir.
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>> (clapping.) >> thank you, very much. linda it was a pleasure to have as a part of group of people over the years have been given the proper approval to every single one of the steps that have been taken to make that particular place what it is today for those of you who don't know not having an opportunity to see it you're on the inside you will not want to leave the nature of each one of the living spaces the kinds of things that have been done (plane overhead.). (laughter) i can't believe it caltrain would do that to me. (laughter) the nature of the space and the way in which it is incredibly
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plagued and excused i've got to tell you i came out on more than one occasion as the process was unfolding i've been so much a part of original effort that george had made to address the needs of seniors in the bay area and in particular, the bay area part of bayview george worked for me and one of his obligations to pay attention and do something and move the city to be r07b8g9 responsible to the needs of people ♪ community particularly seniors the vision always was a choosing campus a senior campus with something of everything welcome george you've got to know this is exactly what happened >> (clapping.) >> i have to tell you mr. mayor i would come out here and
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you do women doing the painting and all the sculpting i don't know any women paternity in the union and we're black and having a good time and the music waltz played and serving coffee it was amazing the nature of how this board you think folded and believe me i'll wonder who was here nor there and ran into kathy and the architects were great every time they thought was a perfect design kathy was stuck r recurrent them and a kitchen you have to die for that kitchen could feed everybody on one setting back that god feeds 3 a times a day it is just that
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incredibly expressive the senior center is the same way and a quiet room mr. mayor a space for you and i the george davis room a chair the spirit of everyone or everything is absolutely right here on this across it is a real celebration thank you to the city of san francisco. >> (clapping.) >> and and i'm delighted to be part of ceremony before we go too much further we need prayer prairie need some prayer i don't know about the rest of you but after last night i need prayer so come on over here our george's pastor and you must bring it in. >> thank you thank you
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mayor willie brown let every are heart player father god we thank you for giving us dr. george davis the vision to build it senior citizen collection some 25 years ago when the center was broke probation officer, and on top of you called him home now 8 years ago when the dream was just in its yes, ma'am brisk stage some of us became discouraged but he left his widow here kathy davis who was endowed with the same vision as she was in able to inspire others to get a glimmers of that vision and come
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together in unity and brick it to fruition. >> and that's why we're 0 grateful that we are able to stand here right now this moment with scissors in our hands to cut the ribbon that will allow us to go in and really show our combruld for what you have enabled us to accomplish but shirley there is much more work to be done here and the southeast sector of this great city san francisco so we're praying that you give us all of the vision just as you did with dr. davis and also with your great saint st. francis of
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the ostracize - give you that faith we can pray the way he prayed grant do-si-do god i may have been able to work in our vineyard there where there is injury let me sow seeds of potters where there is hatred love, where is a darkness, light. >> for it is in giving that we receive so lord grant that i may not sow but seek to be loved as to love to be understood as to understand
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to be comfortable as to comfort it is in giving we receive, and it is in dying that we are born into each other's life in jesus name we pray amen. >> amen. >> mr. mayor that was january of 1996 and we were altogether in front of the martin luther king fountain a dreary day not one as magnificent as this when reverend walker got up to say prayers the sun is shining it's been shining since then reverend walker how aau code compliant to
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the houshld willie brown we all respect and love to the distinguished mayor of the city and county of san francisco mayor ed lee to our distinguished guests that are being with us along with today i'd like to at this time call all of the members of the board of directors to stand with me come and stand with me. >> (clapping.) >> now i'll introduce them one by one in a couple of minutes and to all of my fellow citizens of the city of st. francis by the way of the golden gate and the bay bridge and you can't san francisco as we know a world-class city you can't have a world-class city expect you
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have a world-class leadership you can't have a world-class city without a world-class bayview hunters point and the seniors service center itself - >> well, there goes the train again ladies and gentlemen, i'd like to introduce the board members ms. arrest lay nixon. >> (clapping.) >> treasurer of dr. czar cellist well. >> our main fundraiser mr. melvin hall. >> (clapping.) >> and the person that helped and pulled this program together and structured and organized it
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linda richardson. >> (clapping.) >> and overlook one gentleman that is on the board the president and this is mr. walker. >> (laughter) >> (clapping.) >> also like for the very fiscal and person that gets things done kathy davis to come and stand. >> (clapping.) >> (piano.) >> she is the effective mover executive director of this particular program that the reason why we're here could i i want everybody to hear and understand and you don't have to talk about it you can look at at the reflection all around us this board stepped up
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and take advantage and make sure this would happen on today as kathy out leading giving us direction i want everybody if you be so kind if you're incapacitated don't have to stand but i'd like everyone to stand and give this board and kathy a great round of applause. >> (clapping.) >> i believe you can do better than it you can do better than that. >> (clapping.) >> thank you very much you may be seated i'd like to leave this point on one occasion the daughter of her one of the major freeways going to do business for the family and all of a sudden a terrible
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horrific storm arose and the wind and rain and lightning was so bad until cars began do pull over and stop and the daughter said dad should i pull over and stop he said keep on driving after awhile the big wheel and trucks began did pull offer and stop she mind dad the big wheelers are pulling over why not stop he said keep on driving and after awhile they droech out of the storm beyond the storm the subpoena as silencing hike today and the dad said daughter pull over just pull over they pulled over he said let's get out of car and
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walked back to the back of the car he said daughter look at the storm is still happening back there but you kept on driving we drove out of storm my point we have storms we have storms to get where we are today but the walker pastor walker dr. walker said keep on driving and we are here today thank you >> (clapping.) >> a medicaid waiver sermon but nevertheless, a sermon (laughter) it is now my great pleasure to have a man who literally picked up what other mayors have
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started couldn't complete because they didn't keep on driving he kept on driving and we are now in the sunshine and we're celebrating because mayor ed lee kept us heeding in the right direction mayor ed lee . >> (clapping.) >> hello bayview yeah. >> well, i just want to say a couple of things obviously my friend former mayor willie brown in 1996 been 10 years since the dream and discussion when i wanted people to know is something that i've often said in the bayview we're not doing anything new even though this is new housing in a new centering we're here to fulfill old promises in the city
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is that right. >> (clapping.) >> and he know in 1996 or somewhere going close to that mayor willie brown tapped me you'll be on the team we have to get stuff done and that's kind of a few years later i tapped me for the hardest work the department of public works an appointment all in two minutes and my head was swirling since that time but all in the spirit of saying if you help us get the promises done don't make any new promises but the ones done and for the bayview in particular for you community here the promises that we have been making around equity and equal jobs and december sensitive
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housing for our seniors not new promises old promises and be it takes time to get here and, yes 10 years is a heck of a long time to fulfill a promise but we're glad we're here and we're glad we're fulfilling other promises at the same time look around bayview is not what it was 10 years ago and i've got a goal of thirty thousand housing units in the city guaranteed half of them affordable to low income we're on the way what is happening in the shipyards under construction and happening in alice griffith under construction what is happening in hunters point hunters point and west brook and shipyards and candle stick all under construction we
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are fulfilling all promises in getting things done we will always wanted your help we're not doing in alone i'm here to say kathy davis keep an bugging my office and keep on coming in and telling me willie used to call on people which of any bureaucracies ain't working and i've learned that lesson well, because as a student of mayor willie brown you tell me what is not doing the job we'll recreate it as we recreate ours housing authority never to be isolated and poverty housing in partnership with hud thank you housing authority and hud and leader pelosi for your wonderful leadership i want to be i want
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to be with leader pelosi and the on the floor of congress because we need to end gun violence in this country we need to do that and also want to say thank you to senator leno because we're working at the state level with his help we're able to get the governor to releases another $5 million more affordable housing work with our new redevelopment agency ocii and doing that getting things done in all of those areas excluding the private sector and we're getting people jobs at the same time well deserved family oriented jobs for everybody so i want to say thank you to the community thank you to the partnerships like salazar and hud and all of the agencies
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mayor willie brown and thank you for allowing us to fulfill the wonderful legacy of dr. davis thank you for being here today. >> (clapping.) >> mr. mayor thank you very much for your study and responsiveness to the needs this section of san francisco as well as many other sections of san francisco and you mentioned the name of the person tony salazar tony come up here you've been responsible for this my guess is working with kathy working with olsen lee and the city and michael baine you didn't do it alone. >> you're right mr. mayor.
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>> i wasn't going to say that i'm glad you brought it up and (laughter) and if the time to renegotiate i'll - >> please thank you - i appreciate that. >> let me say you know it takes a village to raise a child it takes a strong committed compassionate village like the one that mayor ed lee is creating in the city to care for seniors and to help them grow and thrive and as seniors should continue in a very comfortable fashion someone has to build that village and plan and design and operate and maintain it and that would be me and it takes a lot of people to do that i'll introduce a lot of people in the mini want to say a
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couple of things about me standing here on a personal note as during the groundbreaking that many of you were with here he shared the story of meeting dr. davis him inviting me to san francisco and talking about his vision and wanting someone to take his vision and turn it into reality and after multiple visits and meetings and mraifg pool and dominos and eve peach cobbler after the fourth meeting he be finally said you're my developer you'll do and i said at this point, i was questioning whether i really wanted to do this but he said you have to meet with any board he r i met with the board they said who is this guy coming up from la this mexico
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guy we're trying to have it an all african-americans and after three or four meetings with the board they finally said well, your close enough. (laughter) you can be our partner and i just wanted to share that with you because there was a vision created my job to translate that vision into this and it is very hard when george passed because i if have anybody to ask a question is that the right is this what it is supposed to look like and feel like and kathy davis fortunately to be my partner and help turn that vision into reality but it takes a village so build a village i want to acknowledge people here that are here today,
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there recent a lot of people's fingertips on the building and david barker was the architect and several people here i think that kevin wilcox and the contractor was baine and a joint venture old friends lots work together this city is fortunate to have those kinds of professionals here and to make sure those kinds of things happy mr. mayor couldn't have been possible your department focused and the mayor's office of housing, ocii, olsen lee and pam is here, eqt and tiffany bohe those people have raised their hands thank you for getting those kind of things and the city public health department
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margo, housing authority my old colleague barbara smith and nicole is very helpful always also want to notwithstanding my nonprofit the bayview hunters point multi purpose team center they're our nonprofit partners development partner they're providing the social services >> (clapping.) >> placing a big role and kathy davis for being a spiritual and business partner and helping to get things done i want to the people i want to acknowledge last are just you know we're managing to property and stephanie is the project manager but the people that spent day to day everyday working on getting this project done from our staff inform o from mccormick and salazar are
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here. >> (clapping.) >> there he is stand up. >> >> (clapping.) >> i'm telling you that is one of the senate it more intelligent tallest handsome it dbi a great asset to san francisco and hans and flores is also here i want to thank all those individuals for giving everything they have lastly i'm hopefully and i pray that dr. davis is looking down on us today and is pleased with what he sees i'm hopeful that i and all the professionals i introduced you to i hope we exceeded his exceptions because
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we worked hard not just getting him his vision but to steady his vision and finally, i want to wish good health and much happiness to the seniors that entered this live building and live here and thank the city mr. mayor for the opportunity to bring any skills to our house thank you all. >> >> (clapping.) >> and, of course, this structure and all of the efforts made by all the people that tony described and in particular, the city had to be a reach out to the private sector and reaching ousted out to the private sector is the easiest when someone who retired yesterday and moved on to a private sector but still owe you (laughter) fred blackwell
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owes us. (laughter) and fred blackwell stepped up when duty called had the san francisco did side needed money fred blackwell >> you didn't show up last night (laughter) thank you for that great introduction it is really a pleasure to be as mayor willie brown is referred to a bunch of people you can see when you look at this kathy and the team and mccormick and salazar pay attention whether that was the paint, the design, the kitchen, the unit the courtyard it is a fabulous this but not what i want to talk about i want to talk about is what you don't see in terms of candidates that were made here because kathy davis
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knew a few things about, about how this project needs to move forward and one of the things she knew was that just because a building looks at good just because it is affordable just because it has great services and well-designed didn't necessarily mean it is good for the community what she knew was that when the people moved in and built this that if they are that not participating in building if at the doesn't see it is theirs if the people who lived through the years of challenge in the bayview this would be a monument to look at all the good stuff not for you. >> so kathy before the financing was in place, before the first dirty was turned for
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the groundbreaking was working on making sure this was a building that was a project that represented what bayview wanted to see and that would be viewed as something that was theirs she did aggressive outreach and worked to fine the certificate of preference holders that was done wrong prior the project and moved from the city and didn't have the opportunity to participate in. >> (clapping.) >> and benefit from projects in the western edition 9 bayview she came to us and asked for support to do legal analysis to do how far to do the outreach and make it specific without breaking the law okay. >> (clapping.) >> and she worked with the board of supervisors to even pass policies that allows for neighborhood preferences to be put in place so when the housing opened that state be reflective
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like i look at the community she knew would benefit. >> (clapping.) >> so it is for that i actually thank kathy and the team and everybody visions and hard working to this is something people participate and benefit from i don't quote rappers but my jordan song this is how we do it and other folks that are thinking about doing these things in the future thank you . >> (clapping.) >> you know, i knew he wouldn't be able to finish his remarks without calling on-stage rappers he wanted to be a stage rapper not the executive on any of those things if you can't find him anyone someone is
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performing go to a web performances this is one dedicated musician (laughter) talented we really think your decency to the thrown clearly has been a great benefit 0 not to just for me but all the community you came from having one agencies and some agencies and housing in san francisco and mayor ed lee is fortunate to have you and to have your friendship with kathy davis he was in the way it has simply means it is now time for us to hear from the woman who gives the orders kathy davis >> (clapping.) >> (yelling). >> >> (clapping.)
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>> thanks everybody and first of all, i want to thank the board of directors who gave me it wonderful job any second favorite my first is being mrs. davis today, i get to be mr. davis and thank you to the board for giving me that opportunity and thank you the amazing staff that pulls out of no where those events and things we do and brings the heart and love so thank you to all the staff you make it happen not really me only give the orders as former mayor willie brown said and thank you to former mayor willie brown the wind beneath the agencies wings you again make
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the groundbreaking you never go into the hospital and that one day you are in the hospital so we didn't get to give you our award mayor willie brown. our groundbreaking thank you award >> (clapping.) >> because you're the one mr. mayor and totally appreciate it and say we'll wait to the grand opening to give you yours. >> thank you thank you >> (clapping.) >> okay i have to run really fast we're supposed to be done by 11 it may not happy first of all, the district attorney's office family is in the house raise your hand davis family there they are my brother-in-law from las vegas my brother from orlando any brother here from
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north carolina any grandkids they sponsored their uncle george their gather and thank you for that also want to thank any metropolitan church family they've operated i want to thank and my church family for having my back every time he go into a church crying they pray for me thank you i want to acknowledge the people who built this building who did a beautiful amazing job 5 architects later and thousands of meetings a lot of harassment by the way, we got where we needed to go together and they always held together on the dream so thank you, tony i want to thank the former people and thank the nibbi brothers brothers and bob and bayview
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hunters point came out to do something good and the architect david barker and others we had a lot of love powdered into this building and thank the guys in the trenches that actually built this sam adam the one guy it started and end this job thank you, sam whenever you are appreciate you from the last day he was here and want to thank and we have lots of them to thank my partners from the headstart and ocii and ocii what is the chopper leaders and always cheering we on and thank you for the bureaucratic work they had to do not easy didn't make it any easier thank you for making it happen he know it is hard and challenging and fought
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a lot of battles we're here and i really want to thank you for helping us and latest olsen lee made the promise to dr. davis yes, we may or may not will make it happen and he didn't we have wonderful neighbors great in bayview hunters point across the street is condo owners that support us in everything we do for the 58 and 59 thirtdz neighbors and ashbury fortune and they're giving us discount for the seniors and comcast helping the seniors and my best friend rick hollywood kathy you need money for groundbreaking here's a check you can't get a better friend now rick you'll be everybody's friend thank you for that
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i also wanted to talk about the housing advocacy for the foundation helped us to look at everything so try to get the neighborhood in this building and besides fred and the san francisco foundation there will be two guys working from the mayor's office that constantly helped me gave me hope he couldn't figure out what to do they have my back and that's miller and his buddy paul henson and running for judge vote for the man he's great so paul used to have a lot of confuses what could we do what is possible with an all those you know bureaucratic nightmares and i really couldn't have been possible also 0 on the advocate we have the president of the
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board of supervisors supervisor president london breed and you don't get any tougher. >> (clapping.) >> or more dedicated about housing than london breed she fought hard-put her political will out there and got the neighborhood frankly for the community we didn't get it for this one but got one more the willie academy part-time because of here and supervisor cowen and supervisor wiener those 3 worked out together and made that happen political will is what it takes you introduce have to time to do it i appreciate that london you did an awful job we're excited to say in the next week applications at rosa parks two it is now called willie kaend senior apartments so i want to see all the seniors we had like 4 thousand people
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applied not everybody was in these and we'll put on the next listless we're looking for certificate of preference holders and then a 3 week process for everybody that didn't know we applies in october if you didn't get the application period our used you have to pay attention and do the work to get on is application lists i also want to thank sheree she's home ground bayview by the way, started the network for ever and now the director on the aging & adult services and in the western edition we appreciated you sherry re we're excited i know that supervisor cowen will talk about that the dignity fund and we're going to have a ballot measure we'll double the amount of money that goes to senior
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services ♪ notify you have to get behind that and supervisor cowen who stuck her neck out like supervisor president london breed and used some political will to make that happen so we appreciate it supervisor cowen i know i've missed a lot of things i have so many things to say to thank people i want to thank all of the staff the volunteers and the seniors the seniors who stuck in there and filled out the applications and did all that work and made it all happen you're the reason we do what we do thank you. i know with very senior residents in the house if you're a senior resident raise your hand we'll will have more coming up we're excited to have them be here and i'll be - we have awards for people that helped us if you
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look at the back of the program it says is it takes a village to fulfill a dream we're grateful to those listed to help is from groundbreaking to ground opening in this your name is on here we have something for you the seniors made our building happen we have an award we don't have time to give them out but the seniors to thank you. we have people like pam who from the beginning to end was always under there and pam you deserve 50 awards and thank you pam and everybody on the list i can't say all your names and forgot somebody i apologize but thank all the people on this list who helped us make this happen my husband and i this was something we wanted to see part
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of community and always about hope he was positive he gave us the vision and he never quit and what is here today is a testimony to dr. george davis >> (clapping.) >> and what he said to me when we walked the vision i worried about he can't see he said we walk by faith not by sight that was george davis >> (clapping.) >> that was the man that taught me to do what i'm doing now and forever grateful to, his wife and thank all of you for
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this. >> (clapping.) >> malia cohen you have the worse job in the world but i know you're able to do exactly that district 10 supervisor and for the last almost seven years 8 years, 6 years been working beyond (caltrain) i think mayor ed lee arranges for the train to interrupt me for some reason i don't know what it is but for the years that she served on the board been working with the board of directors on every call with kathy on every call and before that she was employed by the
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city and the newsom administration that was one of the items that eventual got go 45ed and ma lay was called on and she's clearly in the neighborhood i met her loud and clear i was a student. (laughter) we were fellow students ladies and gentlemen, supervisor cowen. >> cleaver very, very clever. >> good afternoon family i think today please bear with us an opportunity to pour out our hearts to you particularly the district attorney's office family just to take a moment to express our gratitude. >> how much building app represents not only housing
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seniors people that are raised their children and grown in the community and raised their children in the community built by bayview hunters point community people i mean it is credible i want to take a moment and recognize jeff adachi our public defender working hard and recognition shamann walton the vice president and eric brown if the mayor's office that deserves acknowledgment and acknowledge our housing authority representatives not the staff but the volunteer force behind it joyce armstrong thank you, very much. they're always with us every step of the way i've not seen this lady dr. honeycutt deserves
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recognition >> (clapping.) >> pam sims and i also want to recognize those guys out there and the represented from the 58 and 4 nine hundred hoa that is in the buildings you know what they did they pooled their resources and made welcome kits for every single senior we'll be opening up today. >> (clapping.) >> so i'm absolutely happy and delighted and thrilled to be here at the grand opening of this incredible building named after a saint dr. george w davis one and 20 units that's no easy feet to be built one 20 in the bayview hunters point and mayor ed lee talked about his vision for rolling out and bringing the
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unit online that means nothing if you don't have the resources to buy and rent them and without the knowledge just two years ago many of you were gathered is this spot dirt we have shovels if you look at behind me what two years difference a dream not mine personally i've inherited my role at the board of supervisors to carry the vision that dr. davis to the finish line and here we are this is kind of full fruition kathy sorry about that incredible partner the davis family should be proud of the accomplishment and the community kathy is a nuisance she calls you when i don't answer she'll text you early in the morning and late at nights
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that's the kind of nuisance we all need to be it gets things done this is a commitment that is your honor, wavering and it is because of this 11 of commitment our community benefits and it means we are this building and some of the legislation we're bringing forward we're respectfully seniors people shoulders we stand on every single day day remember willie b kennedy a soldier for this community for many, many years many years so there are many things we've passed in the budget i'm excited to say we're going to have exercise classes kathy left nothing undone it means that young people and grandchildren will stay connected to their family something valuable you can i am part knowledge on your grandchildren another home this
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building it is what it is hits all the core tenants of the generational opportunities for everyone particularly calling out the african-american community the details reflects african from the color palate of the building on the inside and outside to the structure to the lay out to the art that you'll find an opportunity for those of us part of africa to reenjoy and be glad history it represented. >> (clapping.) >> not only important we talk about the history but successful in area marking money to make sure we see an african presence in the bayview community and start to see physical when you can you go to north beach the italian flag but now along the corridor so. >> (clapping.) >> you know it is really i grew up here in san francisco and for that reason he work
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incredibly hard kathy briefly touched on the neighborhood displacement for those of you who don't know this legislation is paramount will change the face of not only the community in san francisco but the entire parts of san francisco this means that 40 percent of everything built people from the neighborhood 40 percent. >> (clapping.) >> and that was not easy we all wanted to be close to 50 i think that was fred that said kathy davis city attorney dances in the line sdrairlgz to what is legal and illegal but a lot of people dancing with her thank you for helping us and supervisor president london breed's thank you for being my partner and insuring we got 40 percent of affordable units this community whose families have an opportunity to stay that's the real issue we feel in the
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community now the dignity fund you guys need to look for this is judges as for the dignity fund oath fight weeping we'll bring to the voters it is simple if you live in the city and want to remain in the city you're a senior we'll set aside services you'll not be vulnerable a eviction no longer vulnerable to lacking services home support services food services and doesn't stop with the seniors community those with disabilities those are hepatitis positive will be benefiting our response we're hearing from the seniors and the disability community that is incredibly for the data shows that by 2030 over one hundred thousand seniors will be living with us we need to be prepared to age in place and show our
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love and commitment we're talking about $800 million over and over 20 years $800 million if that don't make you applaud that is a heck of a lot of money so look for that on the ballot near i want to recognize dr. william walker celebrating 38 years in the community 38 years this man has served our community thank you very much and dr. church will has served us and millie nixon served us well on the board thank you. >> (clapping.) >> and i want to recognize a man that is been with the african-american community since day one a member of the board of supervisors since he's rent-controlled housing out his tenure as with the house with senator leno fighting for us advocating
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and saufrt us ever step of the way please welcome senator leno . >> (clapping.) >> hi mark. >> all right. >> say hello to everyone quickly. >> mayor. >> all right. >> okay as worrying about will tell you everything is said not yet by everybody but i'll be brief. (laughter). >> dr. george davis was a mentor of mine and this day is all about him and all of those he led owe learned from dr. davis was in my public policymaking to be ever sensitive to our senior population all the reasons that we know but too often they've over looked i
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want to thank supervisor cowen for her dignity fund and asking the voter of san francisco to support our seniors not only in word but indeed and at a time decades ago when the state was building more and more prisons and pga more and more allows alleyways to put more and more people behind bars for longer than percent is dr. davis was recognizing 90 percent of your cadets a inmates what becomes of them in the community he knew there is needed for x offender programs to support them and their families and they need housing as well and that is all about safer community few people saw that then it is now in fashion today, i learned a lot of from dr. davis and also learned from dr.
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davis never come between kathy davis and her vision and passion that's a dangerous cyclist place to be it's been a real pleasure she called me and said shack dollars from the governor he he is closing down the agency i need need that money we have tens of millions of and thank you casket formal being on any head all but way. >> (clapping.) >> so i think we all recognize the foundation stone of what we're cutting is the power of love and it started with the love from dr. davis that he had and continues to have in his memory for this community and for the most vulnerable in this community and his love for his wife, and the love of his wife for him and his memory that is what got us
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to build 24 this and bring us to this ribbon cutting today i told kathy when they gave me a tour the other day i want to be a leaf on the door tree of life and told me what it was going to cost me (laughter) kathy the check is in the mail you'll see my name on a leaf on the tree what a beautiful community and strength and compassionate and tenacity manifested ♪ community for all the right reason my thanks >> (clapping.) >> so kathy i know you have your bathroom walls covered with the operations i'm written to you but for the groundbreaking i'm here to complete the project today and love from the
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california state senate a resolution framed and i will spare you the witty and whereas but united states resolve clause you and this community make the state of california so very proud in our ongoing never ending commitment to the low income seniors we thank you >> (clapping.) >> i don't have enough - >> mark thank you very much and i'm delighted i was in there looking at the leaves on the tree and didn't see your name i'll go back and look allergy know is that be there and some of the rest of you, you have to stop and take a look that tree grows bigger and bigger everyday
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he assume that will take over that whole wall but only if you make a donation and the amount of the donation can be whatever it is you may make it and may not so be careful well the people that live here when kathy called and told me it is finished we got the certificate of occupancy i thought he really should said something to them walter come on up here, here is a man that lives. >> (clapping.) >> in that new george can davis senior housing walter. >> good afternoon ladies and
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gentlemen. >> good afternoon. >> i stand in front of you this afternoon grateful and happy and thankful i want to thank god for bringing me this far i want to thank mr. district attorney's office for his vision that i would have a place at 63 years old to come and live in a beautiful established place i mean, i'm so grateful i want to thank his wife ms. kathy the woman say, i can't say she's awesome and anything wrong around here i can talk to her and she'll give me a straight answer if i need furniture or
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anything they're there for me i want to thank the housing manager of this she is has been awesome in everything about this building when it comes to the tenants she's very, very helpful and i love her to death i really do and as far as the bayview multiple purpose centering i want to thank ms. kimberly carter she made this possible did the paperwork a lot of it and make sure i got the birth certificates i want to thank everybody that had something to do with dr. davis this place is beautiful i don't plan on leaving this
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planning place for awhile i'm thankful god is so good so good. >> yeah. >> like identification born in hunters point born and raised san francisco san francisco general hospital is 1953 lived in the bayview all my life and seen a lot of changes good things happening and god bless every single one of you and have ray a blessed day and enjoy your lovely building. >> (clapping.) >> i love it our lovely building (laughter) par walter that was fabulous one of the very first on the very first day and he lives here already i i have to tell you the reference to the neighbors who provided some move on tips ma
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and referred to if kathy had been looking at the other way i would have left and berryly i'll give you the microphone another one of the residents. >> >> (clapping.) >> this one is better here. >> to the eloquent staff of the political arraign glubd to all of my brothers and sisters comblud we're here today not only a dream but there was a
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vision and from the vision here's the reality it was only a reality because there was a god who saw fit and decided that was time for bayview hunters point to really come alive and enjoy some of the benefits that others are enjoying other places and it was done through a man who was compassionate, kind spirited, concerned and who knew the road be rough and touch but he could travel that he had the lord to carry him along and because of that his spirit looks at over us today to look at this beautiful edifies that
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has been built and this is in memory of dr. george davis and we want to thank the lord for giving george davis kathy davis >> (clapping.) >> because beside every good man is a better woman (laughter) >> (clapping.) >> and because of kathy his dream is now a reality and seniors let me tell you something thank the mayor he's blessing you, you need to be thankful for kathy for the board, for the people of the community and for the government for looking at for you we need to go to the polls and vote and get out of those houses and get
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away from the television and let's get out and do our job now we got started and not going to stop let's get together and go to work. >> (clapping.) >> for those of you who don't know she ran a training program for bernie sanders (laughter) reverend we're almost ready to do the ribbon cutting but we would be rim in our interviews and our community we open with prayer and we will close in prayer from the bayview seniors reverend paul. >> thank you
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>> (clapping.) >> amen everybody what we're saying i'd like to do first of all, it is enforceable to thank everyone a couple of names not called i'm going to call out and thank for their contributions mr. shane walker and leila bridges and mr. al williams >> (clapping.) >> you see a lot of times to accomplish great things it takes people to do a lot of little things and if we missed anyone because we know that every effort you put forward from the staff from the politicians your prayers everything makes a difference we want to take that time to thank you and give you yourselves a round of applause we're going to pray now father god first of
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all, we want to thank you for the vision we want to thank you for the vision requires we want to thank you. we know that only because of you that that vision was received and father god as we go to cut that ribbon father god this is a great accomplishment you given a vision that is a lot berlin that father god the vision of a angling campus as vision that changes thanks changes for seniors in the san francisco bay area and know this day on this die we'll be rejoicing because the best is yet to come and father god question started with one building we know that you have allowed us to build the courage for me thank you, thank you, thank you and father god continue to bless and love every
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single last one amen . >> (clapping.) >> and now if all those of would you who are part of this ceremony i believe the ribbon cutting is next if you'll follow the leads provided by kathy davis as we all should do that. >> (singing.) >> (clapping.) >> 3, 2, 1
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