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>> chair borden: next speaker please. >> you have five questions remaining. >> caller: my name is edward, i live in district 8 in the mission part of district 8 and i'm calling tourge the board to approve these slow streets . as soon as possible rather than endlessly delaying it to get feedback, most of which as has been the case in this public comment is overwhelmingly positive . the transit first policy passed by voters in the 70s and passed again by a huge margin in 2014 mandates the board and mandates the sfmta to do treatments like this at paradise walking, biking and transit and for
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private cars . you already mandate as members of the board to limit the use of private cars in the city and ensure transit is efficient and walking and biking are as safe as possible so as to delays and constantly pushingimprovements and watering down improvements goes against this mandate . there'salready a very light treatment, it's not a closure . cars can't be allowed to demand unfettered accessto every street . and moreover, the streets and the treatments can be revised trivially trivially if that becomes necessary. there's really no reason to have the laziness. there's no reason to places like district can district 11 not having any of these kinds of treatments. the final point i'll make is it's a pretty desperate space and this is the sort of thing that makes less families stay in the city. >> chair borden: next speaker
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please. >> you have fivequestions remaining . >> chair borden: next speaker. >> caller: on kathy martin, and i'm calling today in support of the soma slow streets. as you know all of soma is part of the high injurycorridor network . i'm sure you also know we have a large number of senior residents that live in the neighborhood andspecifically in this particularlocation . it is a very dense residential area . you've already heard about the hit and run, a fatality that happened at third and also which although it wouldn't be impacted by this would at least divide a place for the seniors to go in our neighborhood as well as other families we have . you also know district 6 elite
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amount of open space so we are in support of creatingmore open space in this density . iencourage you to move this forward as quickly as possible . also want to mention is a resident of distant six and nearly slow space on scotia, thorntonand thomas encourage this . i didn't want on with sfmta along williams are a lot of needed. in an industry which is a. so much. >> chair borden: next speaker please. >> you have four questions remaining. >> chair borden: next speaker. >> caller: zach lipton in district 6. i support the slow streets program, i used in daily. other in soma and have been looking for slow streets here for support and staff here.
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there is need for on wednesday is the use multiple and we always get the more you will slaughter this program is slow streets for social distancing policies and successful i seem to enjoy these. with these phone is why side can't reasonably time to slow season it and feel of a switch where started out with the human scale space for use as little slow down size or on will result originally. his work is what is these will sign a more of program is these
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is all i will roll that we know he will play closely. you are in. class next speaker. >> you have four questions remaining. >> chair borden: next speaker. >> caller: my name is herbert weiner. the streets are driving are not tobe recreational areas . now, if that's a typo, if you want to create a recreational area, let's offer thesun more so in regional . politically is recreational, whynot literally ? games i and you all.
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is working congestion. it's reached such an intensity that you are blind as far as public planning goes. these calls do not represent the public. because represent special interests, bicyclists, people who hate pars, etc.. in general. in general the phone in working your a lot sentiments. is the disastrous of letters will either retire, go into hiding were having knows what other resource use. this is an insane plan and not beyond. the. see one next speaker please.
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>> you have requested remain the one next year. >> caller: chair gordon, i'm a tenure resident district 8. i think that shannon and the team or their work and their willingness to implement closely measures while simultaneously slow streets. numerous sfmta surveys including the citywide questionnaire will support the slippery 90+. slow streets are wildly. support programs is clear. that's said current implementation is room for improvement noted a few colors. he who experience for all slow users mobile resident rather than get in is all.
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me and was islands outlaw in losses closures with and outline the more easily accessible where nation and raise the uncle as noted callers. " he be amazing. there is short and a resident evil) and the support that slows the program is already in our solutions do you measure ease access and improve safety for children and other vulnerable users may slow streets amazing resource they are destined to be. i was almost driving down
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slowly and the all those letters need to be locked from drivingdown streets . >> chair borden: next speaker please. >> you havethree questions remaining . >> caller: good evening chair borden, i'm calling to express my support for the sake slow streets, especially in soma where you are such strong support from the community and so were pretty that they are again grieving because another community members life was short because of traffic violence in this neighborhood. we see the need for a network of slow streets as the transportation system a valuablepiece of the vision
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zero . slow streets should be viewed as an extension of our transportation system most effective way through our chair must make it easy and inviting poor people all he has use you need to go. slow streets throughout only easy pace usually. . we're seeing volumes in san francisco three levels. we still are seeing 30+ traffic fatalities each year and hundreds of severe injuries. you have an obligation to do what we can avoid a carmageddon andkeep our streets safe . like many we want to see our future brighter and better. show more options for greater mobility and iencourage you to
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move quickly forward as they start slow streets . >> chair borden: next speaker please. >> you have twoquestions remaining . >> caller: my nameis jb, i'm a resident of the richmond district .i wanted to say we've been fortunate out here and privileged toenjoy the expansion of slow streets in district . it's something i wouldn't want to drive my neighbors and residents of the houses and streets the traffic is outside their houses. i think these are humanizing programs that make it better for people to be able to be outside and socialize and also do essentialexercise and transportation . slow streets are not street closures. there is a way to get drivers to slow down to appropriately
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in the speed limit is a little below. the respectful and simple. i i contact with drivers. i wish that car culture dominates would accommodate and provide the same. too many drivers feel like slow streets treat it like a slalom run and the sfmta is not doing enough to move the needle in improving driver behavior and basically making all drivers accountable for the drivingthey do on the streets . you continue to maintain the program. thank you so much. >> chair borden:next speaker please . >> you have onequestion remaining . >> caller: hi directors, this
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is john winston. i live in sunnyside you block away from the avenue slow street repeat. most part. i'll a person who wantsto see a slow streets and a rose vision zero not just . have zerofatalities five years from now . we take all low hanging fruit and now start to time to start thinking behind me any less european cities. we need to start thinking about really limiting some measures will actually work isnot closing the street in . allowing is today. only people thatuse the streets . , i appreciate your time see
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one next yearplease . >> you have zero questions remaining. >> chair borden:with that we will), . >> were those commenters not voting on this today, could you maybe describe for us a little what the call for increased. [inaudible] >> how start with that questio . if you want to chime in, i miss anything let me know. the waiver is that particularly in bayview enough to take over
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in short, a school that use four hours during the covid era online workshops, businessearly work well in bayview . we for face-to-face or mass outreach which shannon and her team are you only want to ask you more. so not to assume that the schools will work elsewhere are the answerthere as well . jeff portion, isthere anything you would add that ? >> i think you gotit . >> chair borden: if someone wanted tooffer emotional andso slow streets , .>> i want to
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ask you the opportunity to maybe mention a few things about what is being done for accessibility and maintenance issues. i know that's a term for some holes . being down there i know as the. shannon, the china and their? >> is a question. i see the purpose of the program is accessible space on our roadways role will not necessarily need to crown on the sidewalks.
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particularly duringthe covid era . i would add the and my 90-year-old grandmother and so love slow streets he has poor vision and few more comfortable walking away and she will where there simply inhabits. generally when we been working withthe community with mobility issues we . if there is an issue with paratransit access were seniors or people with disabilities, we address it but that being said we are looking for ways to more proactively engage with the program continues really some of the emergency spaceongoing program . >> last question for those
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folks who have questionsaround motorist and vehicle in . i know it's mostly total this point but is there data on traffic and forced round folks, streets surrounding slowstreets ? >> we've been collecting data on how our slows regarding use injured of hydrogen that there. we have a list ofthe collecting more data on our slows down . are you shows once a slow street is a implementation of traffic on the slow streets and be seen adjacent court measuring vehicle on parallel
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bars, onecorrection . there are small impacts increases in through vehicle trips. generallysomewhere in the realm of 10 percent . we believe that partially this is due to san francisco's grid street network that allows to disperse many well regions, the other according to all of our that causing human chair. >> chair borden:jessica . i know you mentioned sound like
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the survey was over 1200 responders and i understand you had mentioned the survey essentially near a slow street . can you talk about how we have captured feedback from the rest of the city because obviously there's a lot of people using slow streets that maynot live right there but again our goal here is to provide a connected network . thereare lots of people who are not adjacent . >> i believe if you're speaking about the phase 4outreach and surveys that we did . we engaged by residents by sending postcards to people living along these opposed slow street segments and posting flyers in their neighborhoods.
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we worked with asmany community groups as we were able to. we reached out to all the communities on our radar and offered to attendmeetings, to host meetings and gather feedback that way .in terms of the permanent outreach right now, we also mailed postcards , over 100,000 postcards to residents throughout the city and anyone living within a quarter-mile of one of our slow streets received a postcard. we've also been promoting those surveys and all of this outreach through all of our committee groups, through district supervisors and through everyone that we can get in touch with and we're also following up with additional mailers and surveys where the response isn't what we're hoping to see . >> that's great. sounds like a beltand suspenders approach which is always nice .
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thanks for clarifying quarter-mile is notnecessarily for the long-term . specifically for phase 4, can you talk about the response rate we had in each neighborhood and are we collecting demographic information? do we know who's responding ? i guess to me there's always this concern of how do we know people that we are not reachin because we don't hear from them . we don't know whether it's because you don't have to concern orbecause we are not communicating in the right way . >> we know we do collect demographic data. we do that as part of the surveys and ask in the surveys to questions that have helped us figure out how broad our reaches. the first one is how did you hear about the program and were you aware of it before yougot
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this thing in the mail or we contacted you . the second question is what is your relationship to the slow streets? do you live on this street, adjacent to the street, on the neighborhood but not on a streetadjacent to the street? do you work in the neighborhood? we're able to slice and dice a little bit . so that's generally what we've been able tosee . i don't know that we alkylated that on a neighborhood by neighborhood basis. >> got it, thank you . i think the comment , my next comment is really geared towards the long-term workwhich you briefly touched on in your presentation . i think i've always had the overall caution of how the abolition of slow streets has gone because it was sort of like a piecemeal approach at first. we are seeing the same, building a much more thoughtful
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and engaging process as well as network which is very much appreciated and i think we've seen in the comments that we've received both in writing as well as during the hearing today that the expansion of slow streets and neighborhoods historically, wehaven't had that in the last year is really important . i feel that so far the conversation around slow streets has been heavily dependent oneventually like , how popular they are in certain neighborhoods . so this is justfeedback . i think when staff comes back in july i would feel like there is a strategic discussion need around how the slow streets fit in to our broader transportation and disability conversation because obviously that is our ultimate job is to look at how ability works throughout the entire city. not just on slow streets, separate from transit.
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separate from other things lik networks . for me and my colleagues, i think when we have to look at permanency it's critical that we have the data and the information as well as an analysis on communities with the slow street network against our already strategic plan that connects us to our work. so i just want to really throw thatout there because i understand that we've been going fast . honestly, you are doing agood job with getting outreach and public input but public input is not the only consideration here . we also need to execute our dutyto take care of mobility for the entire city . i'm very comfortable with giving word on if there are parts of the corridors that
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sufficient outreach has been conducted. maybe we could move that forward and save the rest for traditionalfeedback or additional input from the community . thank you chair. >> chair borden: thank you directorlaw, director and injure . >> thank you chair. at the risk of playing interior decorator i want totalk about these delineators for a second . and look, i've made no secret i'm not a fan of the sandbags which we have dotted all over town. the thing about the sandbags though as you pointed out shannon is that they look temporary. the delineators look permanent and i just wondered first of all whether you were concerned that if we start slapping those things down before we've made decision about permanence , that people might figure out that we're trying to steal a march onthem.
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do you worry about that ? >> it's somethingwe're worried about and it's something we think about now that our program is expanding once more . and talking about making some streets permanent, we're just kind of trying to do three things at the same time time and that part is challenging to make sure we'reputting out messaging and communicative with residents about what is temporary , what will require traditional public outreach before its permanent and how that outreach goes on the streets that we have heard interest. i think that the delineators is generally from our shop! of you are easy to implement, relatively quick to implement and are able to be taken out if they don't work. just like our barricades, so
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one of the things that we are really wanting to make sure is that while we're talking about more permanent treatments on some of the slow streets, things like turn restrictions and things like pedestrian safetyand traffic calling , we are still just talking about barricades in the roadway or in this space delineators in the roadway for these vehicle corridors. >> i thinkyou're right about that so the concern i'm raising is largely one of timing . you don't want to create the impression with people, it's sort of a symbolic concern that we've made our mind of and we are going through with this show process because we the new things all already. the second thing i urge you to think about and it sounds like you may have a bunch of these things on order already but i do empathize with what we heard from several commenters about whether these leaders, whether the treatment is a little too slender and whether itneeds to
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be bumped up a bit . there are all kinds of ways you can do that . one way i was thinking of,just doodling here . we've already got a color scheme at the sfmta. we've got greenfor the bikes, why not yellow for the slow streets ? we could have little yellow brick roads all across the our city. a lot of people think of us as cause anyway. i think someonethat makes a bigger impression . they are pretty slender and we aren't prohibiting vehicles from entering those spaces so maybe drivers need more visual cues about the fact that they areentering a different kind of street . >> i want to acknowledge that and we are continuing toiterate , shannon showed designs that are sort of make it 4.0 here but we're looking to other cities around the country.
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we will eventually at some point come to a good standard and approve what is a slow street design that is both properly branded and also visible to drivers but we want to learn from pastpractices acrossthe country . >> steve heminger: thank you . >> chair borden: thank you. director eakin. >> out just add to director heminger's comments and we heard from the public about more substantial signage so i support that request. i also have a specific question regardingthe signage itself . in the initial photos that you shared , and we've all seen them, there's kind of a large sign in the middle of the road that said road close to through traffic. that's pretty and unambiguous. the new proposal is a smaller sign and it says local traffic only. i wonder if thatcould be
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interpreted as a number of different things . does that mean i'm a local, i live in san francisco so ican drive on thestreet . to me it's not exactly the same thing . i did want to hear staff speak a little bit aboutthe experience we've had where this treatment has been put into place . maybe on page and whether you're seeing if it's working because it seems to me that's not quite as clear as existing signage in most places. >> as tom mentioned we're figuring this out as we go and we are looking to contact agencies to figure out what we can do on our signs. we changed the wording , meant the same thing on the delineators because roads closed to trafficfar longer work at local access only three words . we can make the font bigger on the signs and just make them a little more visible .
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that being said, there isn't an easy treatment in this case because it's very much a judgment call what constitutes local traffic or what constitutes through traffic. if you're visiting a friend does that count? if your picking somethingup and dropping it off does that count ? we need to be clear about what is authorized onthe streets . that's definitelysomething we are aware of . >> amanda eaken: i imagine as we have done you will continue to make these stronger and better. the second point i wanted to make as i heard some of the commenters today pretty loud and clear call on us to act today and donot delay especially i heard that from the selma residents .
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so building on instructor lyman's comments i wonder if there's a middle path where we we would do two things at once, commit to additional outreach in the corridors in the neighborhoods where that seems to be the need and if the board would go ahead and approve the corridors where there seems to be pretty substantial support from the community and notneed for additional outreach . just to be responsive to what we heard from the public. one commentor said it just because we need outreach that doesn't mean we set aside all potential progress.i'll go ahead and put a motion on the table to go ahead and approve the corridors where we don't believe there's an additional need for outreach which i understand our 12th avenue, lien andhearst . just put that motion on the table for my colleagues to consider. >> second. >> thank you chair borden.
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is there a phase 5? putting director eaken's motion aside for a second, are you planning a phase 5? are we planning to hit phase 5 before the conversation? >> chair borden: not before the conversation on permanent. we are generally planning to have the conversation on permanence in phases one through four when we come back for it in july. that's not to say this is adding new corridors to the program but we really are shifting from our focus on the expansion to making some of these prominent. >> thank you for that understanding it might take a while , what does it look like shifting slow streets around a bit that we find in these coming months might need
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adjustment? i'm thinking of 20th street but a lot offolks in mission have indicated is not a successful slow street . it's a well-traveled automobile thoroughfare and i know people within our agency said there should be a different street that has a slow streets in the same area and i was wondering if that would be ofinterest, and with that come before us or come before the department ? >> that's something we're trying to delve into with the surveys out there right now . not only are we trying to understand whether there is a port for prominence we're trying to understand what the issues are on the street and how we can best address them . i totally understand that many of these streets were created very quickly as slow streets. there wasn't an adequate outreach processparticularly towards the beginning of the program . this is our attempt to check in with the community and figure out what's working and what's not and if for example if we
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know we need an east-west connection but 20th street is not theright street, you can evaluate that based on the feedback that we are hearing . >> i want to reiterate what most of my colleagues have said, it seems the agreement doesn't seem easy enough and i'm worried that folks will take it seriously enough and there will be more through traffic from cars and it might make it less effectiveprogram overall. for those who think of the slow streets , they are the most successful and the streets where you see the most people doing slow streets on them, walking their kids. i don't have kids, i don't knowwalking with their kids, strolling with their children . i don't know, with them, walking your dog or other animal. basically the things you can do slowly and if you're constantly walking lookingover your shoulder is not worth the money we are spending on it . i hope and i think you've heard
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from this boardencouragement in the intervening time , maybe you can put more up, a couple of those purple things up, a couple of the reflectors to make sure we do don't have inadvertently make it less successful so i would love to give you the space.then i'd say is director eaken but we want, a connectedness of the street conversation on permanence. part of the not for what these individuals to do but we've seen in major cities around the world that you can connect neighborhoods through these new ways, it brings people the parts of town they otherwise would not go to and as we know our city is quite divided right now . we could accomplish a lot more if we connected slow streets in some careful way so i would like to see them connect in the
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long-term and my last thing i would say is to the motion on the table i fully support and thus we feel there's an adequate are being done today and now and hold the remaining streets. tommy said threeweeks or what did you say fmr . >>four weeks . >> you are muted. >> i was saying for weeks. >> i supportthat motion, that's on the table as well . >> chair borden: everything set but not everybody saidit but that's fine, i don't need to be . i'll let you callthe motion that was me . >> i want to testify the followingcorridors . 12avenue , first avenue and lyon street. chair boarded. [roll call vote] that motion
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passes 620. >> chair borden: just for the public paying attentionthe other streets will be brought back on the consent care calendar in a future meeting . >> preview on item 13, approving the issuance and sale of a series of transportation and road improvements general obligationbonds , to onesie in the amount of $121.3 million on costs associated with moving disability improvements, space improvements, unit for rapid network, pedestrian safety and traffic signal improvements th environmental review findings . >> are you taking off jonathan?
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>> are going to tagteam on and try to do this quickly for you. good afternoon, jonathan ruiz, acting financial officer and charlotte wu who is our acting manager of funding so that is the team that comes up with whatwe will do with the money and advocate for new dollars and writing amazing grant proposals . she will be presenting this with me. i nowhave a shared screen . if we can quickly go throughthe presentation for you , hopefully you can all see and lydia, stoppedtalking to me on teams . so just quickly i want to make clear a couple ofquestions that have come up in the last couple of days . the bonds we're talking about today is a generalobligation bond financing is paid by the city's general fund . this is part of the city's
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ongoing obligation bond program that ismanaged through the city's 10 year capital plan . this was approvedby the voters in 2014 as part of transportation 2030 , the mayors transportation task force. it passed with nearly 72 percent of the vote. we've issued 373 million states, this will be our final issuance and hopefully we will have the dollars this spring. so a quarter of that bond program that went to voters was the implementation of the transit effectiveness project which later became the manny program created safer streets for what eventually became vision zero so largely meeting our rapid network in san francisco through dedicated transit lanes and priority projects, improving the reliability of the transit system and safety improvements on what is now our high entry network in san francisco
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bicycle network improvements across the city. you will see i want to show you this as an example as we are working on developing our next hundred million dollars bond . it was split up into a enumerated number of programs. there was definitely a delta and i'll talk about that in a littlebit . you'll see again we have issued a majority of the funds programs thatwe committed to voters to implement . this pr. kind of on delivery, i wantto say we made one update . we funded 55 projects, that's a significant amount. 20 one of those projects have been released to the public. we funded too many, we spread the dollars to thin and that
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sloweddown our delivery and ability to issue the bonds . the first issuance and i'll talk about that will be by the end of the calendar year, weare 90 percent funded , the second issue we are 84 percent and there's a third issuance last year that we are at one percen , that's largely been due to covid-19 and that's to getthe project ready and together . i'll touch on that a little bit later. here is the issue and i want to stress one of the key people in helping us to improve the delivery of this bond program that we calltransportation 2030 was a member of the board of supervisors named london breed . he constantly challenged us to do better in delivering on our first bond programin more than 20 years . you'll see the first issuance
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between when we got our first dollars and when we are going to finish pending it, part of the reason was and what we wanted to talk about project delivery here is that we funded too many projects which we typically do at the mta because we have complicated funding plans for projects so people have 2 to 3 to 4 sources on it. this does not typically work for general obligations so other city departments there's 100 percent of their funding . the time and the outreach and holding the money back really caused us to spend it very slowly and we did that as a lesson learned for future issuance. on the second issuance you will see we were able to project and hopefully extend the funds within a 4 year period. the reflects the limits of our cash flow and you'll see that spending is very different in which we are getting those projects designed.
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we are getting the dollars on it and we are spending dollars and getting projects built for the public. the third issuance we've got a project and of spending those dollars within the three year period and charlotte will tell you our board issuance is also withinthree years but the most important take away as we made a commitment to voters in 2014 that we would spend these dollars within 10 years and we are absolutely on track to fulfill that commitment we made to voters in the last geodonsome of the projects we have funded , healthcare phase 1. the complete major civil project asked overhead order chip . vision zero safety improvements, traffic signals have different projects which iswhy we're here, it's a significant project involve funded through a couple of the issuances . thelord on 16th street, at a
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significant project . a number of years to plan design is a long track project delivery . 2819 significant project. transit only way, again, boarding improvements and pedestrian improvements along the corridor.so again, this was one of the first times in 2014 refocused on getting as much done as we get done to her through this bond program and through improving our delivery we're starting to see on the backend of these projects delivery. the seventh and eighth street and improvement on the south of market and bicycle improvement . again, vision zero improvements. i want to stress whatever the geodon is for our larger kind of civil and more permanent improvements. what's on the backend after we
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implement those build projects so we will make those improvements permanent and then just 2800 networkintersection , ccs pedestrian countdown signals, audible pedestrian signals were a huge part of the accessibility component of the bond program so we've been successfully delivering on that . again, the public has seen the results of the bond funds that they gave us and we willbe working on developing oursecond general obligation bond in the coming year . said , now we will talk about our fourth issuance area the lessons learned is that we do not fund 30 projects in an issuance . we will only be funding for projects in ourfinal issuance . all those projects will be ready for construction or actually in construction so the cash flow requires the dollars forthose projects and again , civil and high-impactprojects .
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with that i will turn it over to charlotte who will tell me when to move the slide. >>charlotte wu: good evening i guess directors. i am charlotte will and i'm going to delve into a little more detail on the fourth issuance area if you don't mind, next slide. if you can see here, you'll see some numbers in red and those are updates that we've received in the last couple of days we had we been working closely with theoffice of public finance . i'm going to go into more detail but if you can look at as jonathan said we've learned fromprevious issuances so we are concentrating on you know, a small number of projects . big construction corridor changing projects and we see majorities going to mark street and also some going for its next segment, our canopies are filling our obligation to that project and as well as some
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plumbing going to our tradition so youcan see the red again . there was a recent update in terms of the estimated cost of issuance and you'll see that the number is a little bit lower than what it was originally estimated . so there's some confusion that we put in there as buffer but to show you that the maximum is not68, that 100.2 million . next slide please. this is a chart of our expenditures and again, we are focusing on big projects that are going into either already in construction or about to go into construction so that we ensure that we spend this fundingquickly. you'll see as again , we are getting and improving on our expenditures our goal is to finish the spend out by midyear 2020. next slide please.
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and here is a little bit more breakdown. jonathan pointed out in the other chart where we have subcategories and there are categories, certain amounts of dollars we have committed to the public to spending so this is us anything out to make sure that we fulfill those categories. if you see there's a breakup and where the funding is going. we see here there's 27.3 million going to streets, 11.3 going to how to vote and it's a dump is moving into itssecond segment . it's about to havenotice of proceeding in thefall. so we're expecting expenditures there as well . please . okay, and here is just a little bit more breakdown where the funding is going and when a $7
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million going to canopies under these 2 categories. again bart is going to be getting more money from other categories but this is just to make sure we fulfill that subcategory . canopies, they are beginning to install all canopies at downtown stations by 2026 and they expect to begin construction on the new canopies in 2022 so we expect that funding to implement pretty quickly. next slide. the last one is just the final breakdown. theme projects in different categories . last slide. this is justdetails in terms of again , the schedule projects.
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you can see all the colors in red arethe construction so we're focusing on getting this money moving . that's it. any questions?>> chair borden: looks like director heminger. >> steve heminger: thank you. two quick questions. the first is on the sort of concern you keep expressing repeatedly about spending the bond money to slowly . don't we have enough liquidity to finance the projects ourselvesand then just pay ourselves back , reimburse ourselves with the bond proceeds ? >>charlotte wu: that's a good question. as part of any bond proceed when we started the program there is a reimbursement resolution . i think the concern of past mta
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board and the board of supervisors was that we made a case that we needed $500 million needed to be invested in the system and it was taking us a significant amount of time for the public to seeany improvement as a result of that bond . we also did need a commitment that the second bond was scheduled for 2024. the city is advancing it 2 years earlier so we did make a commitment that we extended all the bond funds within 10 years so we've got to fund it publicly. >> steve heminger: i think it was slide four showed the tally of where all the moneywas meant by category . if i did the math right it looks like friends of efficiency got 70 percent, roundnumbers and safe streets got 30 . my history question to you i guess is was that an explicit decision of a predecessor board of the mta or did the numbers
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just short of shakeout that way? >>charlotte wu: that's a great question. there were two initiatives on the ballot in that year in november 2014 . one was the gop onand the other wasthe proposition , the population-based general funds set aside . both of those were almostof the same proportion and yes , that was a decision of the board at the time so we will be working with you to formulate what our bond program willbe . i want to remind the board at one of the higher priorities of this gop on is our flooding program because that is one that is hardest for us to fill that good repair backlog from a source that is not public funding but we will come with recommendations on how to set up thisprogram . >> steve heminger: that's good dear, thank you i'll ask my
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question, my second question first. so are the next four projects marking issuance to be funding, arethose predetermined already ? >>charlotte wu: yes, in that the board adopted our five-year capital improvementprogram in april of last year . those projects had funding plans that assumed this revenue, now you'vegot me doing it . this generalobligation bond at this tranny time to keep those projects funded . >> all right, because obviously one of the concerns i think from this very limited issuance of the project is there's a significant amount going to the bart canopies which obviously predated my time but $3 millio
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, to want to spend that money as opposed to spending it on a better market or more of our vision zero work, that is very necessary now but it's not like this is actuallyimplementing the capital . >> jonathan rewers: we will work on the fund programming of the bond especially the upcoming one with all of you. we are required to write these bondreports prior to the bond , prior to it going on the ballot. that's those programs we saw at the time and commitment through this gop on that we would make constitutions to regional projects and one was the bart canopy and the one was calhoun. those were two different projects. >>sharon lai: thanks for that reminder. i guess a follow-up question. it sounds like we were not
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anticipating the issuance to exactly the and the best spirit of time or has that been the plan that we would haveanother bond issuance essentially ? >> jonathan rewers: we were hoping to only have three issuances, afterthe last issuance be the final . we needed to work out some timing issues with both bart andthe better market street project . we anticipated this summer so we didn't want to issue bonds early and have them sit there for a number of months, and in addition the city looks to bundle the bond sales so we hooked up to the sales with the recent recovery bond approved by the voters in november and the easter bond so the city will package all those together and we just have to bundle it
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and get a lot of savings. >>sharon lai: for clarification i guess where i was headed is in your last budget update, did we already account for this revenue source within the fiscal year 2021? >> jonathan rewers:when i showed you the five years the revenues were accounted for in that . >>sharon lai: 90 chair . >> chair borden: director hinz . >> fiona hinze: my question is on the bart canopies. the west and admission one, i haven't looked at the funding plans for these. are these entirely funded by bonds so they willmiss issuance
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for those two projects ? >> jonathan rewers: with regard,charlotte you can help me. with the bart canopy project , that is funded within the hobart district is funded through ourgeodon's and some of our dollars . it was aa. aa was the bart bond. so that will contribute to som of the canopies in san francisco and fully fund the san francisco canopy that will be here .these addition projects charlotte has multiple funding plans and the geo bond closes that to fully fund the project. >> fiona hinze: thank you chair. >> chair borden: are there any other hands raised? if someone is prepared, let me open it up to public comment. at this point moderator we are
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opening it up to public comment on item number 13 which is our general obligation bond . this is an action item so if you are on the line for this item, now is the time to press 1, zero. are there colors on the line? >> you have zero questions remaining. >> chair borden: with that we will close public comment. is there a motion from our board? >> i will move the item. >> second. >> chair borden: can you call the role? [roll call vote] >> that motion passes and the places you on item 14, pursuant to closing 67.1 0z as to
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whether toinvoke attorney-client privilege and conduct a closed session conference with legal counsel. >> chair borden: let me actually open it up to public comment on the closed session . i see director eaken you have a question related to the closed session. moderator, are there colors on the line and this is for item 14, public comment on the board going into the closed session and invoking attorney-client privilege . >> you have zero questions remaining. >> chair borden: with that, is therea motion and a second for going into closed session ? >> i would liketo motion to go into closed session . >> second. >> chair borden: secretary, and youplease take the role . [roll call vote]
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>> subordinate inclosed session to announce the city attorney, board voted to approve both cases . without the item 16, motion to disclose or not disclose informationdiscussed in closed session. >> chair borden: motion not to disclose . >> second . >> seconded. >> on that motion, chair borde . [roll call vote] that motion passes 60 0. >> chair borden: this is anna hallstead and everyone have a good week .
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welcome to the rules committee of the san francisco board of supervisors for today monday april 5th, 2021. i am the chair aaron peskin joining by rafael mandleman. mr. young, do you have any announcements? >> clerk: yes. members will be participating in the meeting remotely.
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and participate in the meeting to the same extent as if they were physically present. public comment will be available on each item on the agenda. both channel 26 and sfgovtv.org. comments to speak are available by calling (415) 655-0001. the meeting i.d. is 1875747855 then press pound and pound again. when connected, you will hear the meeting discussion but you will be in listening mode only. when your item of interesting comes up, press star 3 to be added to the speaker line. speak clearly and slowly and turn down your television or radio. alternatively, you may submit public comment by e-mail to
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myself at clerk@victoryoung@sfgov.org. that completes my initial comments. >> will you please call the first item. >> clerk: yes. item number one. >> supervisor peskin: thank you, mr. young. this body ceases to exist. if my recklation serves, it was created quite some time ago, about 16, 17 years ago during my first term on the board. and before us is an ordinance from the mayor that would
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reconstitute, reinitiate the monitoring committee and restate the date to 2022 and this would provide time to rebuild and potentially restructure and reassess of the shelter monitoring committee and their oversight to navigation centers and other shelter facilities. with that, we have dillen schneider from h.s.h. and derek poppo from d.p.h. to present and answer any questions we may have. the current constitution or reconstitution would consist of 13 members by the local homeless coordinating board and three by the mayor. and with that, ms. schneider, is there anything you'd like to add or subtract?
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did i summarize it? if ms. schneider is not here, is canadaa poppo here? >> yes. i am here. >> supervisor peskin: part of the reason that the shelter monocommittee we want to cultivate a qualified new group of applicants. so with that, ms. poppo. >> i'm the director of whole person integrative care. in the program. and we are here [inaudible] to reconstitute it and extend
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it through july 2022. you were correct that the committee was established in 2004 by the board of supervisors to provide government agencies in the public, comprehensive information about city funded shelters in the city centers. compliance with thirty two standards of care. they're announced in unannounced and investigations of shelter guest complaints. the committee recommends training, health, and safety protocols which guarantee treats clients with dignity and respect. we have some examples of the standards of care. that the facility must be cleaned and maintained -- >> clerk: my apologies for interrupting. we are seeing a black void on your screen. there we go. >> so sorry. -- that clients have sheets, blankets, and pillows that communication occurs and comply
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with the american business bill and act. looks like i will -- we can go to the next slide. we also have information just as we talk about the number of vacancies. right now, there are about six positions that are not filled on the committee and the positions that were filled that ended in december will need to be reappointed. and we are excited about the opportunity to bring the group back together and identify certain things like the scope like we mentioned navigation centers and ambiguous whether or not some of the standards of care would need
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[inaudible] methods would be brought back to the board of supervisors before july 2022. please let me know if there are any followup questions. >> chairman: any questions from committee members? seeing none. are there any members of the public who would like to testify on this item? >> clerk: yes. excuse me. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call (415) 655-0001. the meeting i.d. is 1875747855 then press pound and pound again. if you haven't already done so, please press star and then pound to speak. please wait until the system has unmuted and you may begin your public meant.
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mr. smith, do we have any members of the public at this time? it appears we do not have any members of the public to comment at this time. >> chairman: thank you. mr. young on that motion, a roll call please. >> clerk: yes. a motion to recommend [roll call] the motion passes without objection. >> chairman: next item, please. >> clerk: yes. next on the agenda is item number two ordinance of employers to waive requirements to report 2020 amending the police code to waive the
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requirement for employers to report compliance with the fair chance ordinance for 2020 and codify the previous waiver of such requirement for 2019. >> chairman: thank you, mr. young. and this item comes to us from our colleague supervisor stefani on her behalf i see mr. mull began. >> good morning supervisors. thank you for this opportunity to present to you all today. i will be exception alley brief. before you today is an ordinance that waives the annual reporting requirements for the health care security ordinance and the fair chance ordinance. last year, at about this time, the mayor waived these requirements for the 2019 year through a mayoral proclamation.
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the city attorney advised that we shouldn't do a second time through mayoral and suggested we do it through an ordinance. this ordinance just for clarity sake also goes back and codifies the fact that we waived last years's as well. director mulligan is on the line as well if you have any questions about why completing these requirements would be so challenging and burdensome right as we re-open all of these businesses and i'm also happy to explain further if you all would like anymore information. >> chairman: it is all -- it looks at least to the supervisors self-explanatory and i think you just reiterated that. are there any questions for mr. mullen or mr. mulligan? seeing none. is there any public comment on
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item number two? >> clerk: yes. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call (415) 655-0001. the meeting i.d. is 1875747855 and press pound and pound again. if you haven't done so, please press 3 and star to speak. please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted and you may begin your public comment. at this time, we do not have any public callers on the line to speak. >> chairman: okay. public comment is cloeszed. i'd like to send this to the full board with positive recommendation and move to do so on that motion. mr. clerk, a roll call please. >> clerk: yes. on the motion [roll call]
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>> chairman: next item. next on the agenda is item number three. hearing to consider appointing two members terms ending may 1st, two thousand twenty-two and two members to rterms ending may 1, 2023 to the office of early care and education citizens' advisory committee. >> chairman: thank you, mr. clerk. we heard most of the complints last week with the exception of seat 7 we did not hear last week and we continued most of the balance of the items to this hearing to see whether we could work with ms. castleman and the mayor's office and i receiving good news this morning that the mayor is actually able to make our jobs a little bit easier by
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appointing to some of her seats, some of the individuals or at least one of the individuals that is before us and that would be ms. frommer who we heard from last week who's eminently qualified and an applicant for seat number 8. the balance of the seats, there's one applicant for seat six, ms. sullivan. one applicant for seat 7, ms. walters where a waiver is required. seat 9 sarah kilday. and we did receive a notice from heather morado for seat 8, she has withdrawn. so, with that, are there any applicants who have not previously testified who would
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like to testify this morning? >> yes. >> chairman: i think that's ms. walters. is that ms. walters? >> yes, it is. >> chairman: go ahead >> thank you very much. i'm actually an applicant for seat 7. >> chairman: yes. please. i think you're the only one we did not hear from >> thank you. there was a little bit of confusion because there were multiple applicants. i'm very happy to be able to present tow my request for consideration for this seat. i have as you may know been the c.e.o. of children's services in san francisco for the last eight and a half years. it's the largest head start provider in the city. we have twelve childhood development centers throughout
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in many districts including yours, supervisor peskin, where our headquarters are right on broadway street. >> chairman: where norman yeeused to work >> that's right. i'm so delighted to offer my services for this opportunity because i feel so strongly that my experience in san francisco with multiple communities and neighborhoods serving our lowest income children and their families has really prepared me to be a strong voice and advocate on their behalf. and to be able to speak to i think the wonderful job that early care and education has done thus far as well as diversified in leading the way. but there's still a lot of work to be done. and i want to make sure that i can help stewart the additional
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funds and also through the federal relief that's also coming which is very exciting. so want to be an advocate and also a colleague on this committee. i want to make sure that, you know, i listen well and work towards consensus, but, at the same time, really lead with the nod to transparency because i think the voters and the citizens and all of those who receive these wonderful services should know, you know, that their best interests are being considered as we work towards a more inclusive access for all children. as you might know for our black and brown and english language learners and we want to really close those gaps and make sure that all kids in san francisco are prepared for kindergarten and ready to really thrive as they grow older and enter the k-12 system. so that's my goal.
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that's what i always work towards is inclusiveness and excellence and making sure the kids get the quality early learning that they need. >> chairman: thank you, ms. walters. are there any other folks who are applicants who we have not heard from and i said last week but it was actually the week before last. seeing none. are there any members of the public who would like to testify on this item number 3? >> clerk: yes. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call (415) 655-0001. the meeting i.d. is 1875747855 then press pound and pound again. if you haven't already done so, dial star 3 to speak. the system will prompt and indicate that you have raised your hand. you may begin your comment. we currently have seven
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listeners and three callers in line to speak. >> chairman: first speaker, please. >> hi. good morning. thank you. my name is beverlily maluchin. i am represented children's school and also c-pack as a chair currently. i am calling to support the candidates put forth jointly by the cpack policy and legislative committee and the san francisco e.v.c. advocacy collision as follows. seat 6, pat sullivan. seat 7 monica walters who we just heard as the executive director of children services. we were also supporting gina frommer. i understand that has now been
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taken care of by the mayor's appointment and seat 9, sara hicks-kilday and the director of the e.v.c. san francisco. and we know that all of these candidates are deeply involved in the daily workings of the e.c.e. community and we believe they will be able to carry out and do the work that is required at this time. thank you for your time this morning. >> chairman: thank you. next speaker, please. >> good morning board of supervisors. my name is naima charles. i'm calling as well as beth to speak in support of this cpack
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supported and sfece pat sullivan and sara hicks-kilday. i really want to uplift monica and gina very being the two c.e.o.s of the r&r s in the city. i feel with all four of these representatives were really going to have engagement that we have been honestly speaking for years and making sure that prop c funds are spent with the intent of the community and it's going to best serve our families. we know that here that we're not merely meeting the needs of families in san francisco unfortunately for child care. i'm looking forward to this representation to work on that.
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so thank you so much board supervisors for considering these four candidates. >> chairman: thank you. next speaker, please. >> hi, good morning. my name is faddia lustoria i'm the organizer of parent voices for the last 25 years and i believe we need highly qualified people. i strongly support the appointment of gina frommer, and very thankful for the march for making that appointment and also to support pat sullivan, monica walters and sara hicks-kilday. going back to gina, i know she has experience being a recipient of subsidized care and she would strongly represent the parent voice in this and she also knows the community having worked in the
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san francisco community for the last 40 years. and, as i said last time, we're expecting a large infusion of funds from prop c and hopefully the court will approve it and we need this for people to give a lot of energy and strong community voice to oe.c.e. >> chairman: thank you. are there any other speakers for public comment on this item? >> clerk: i believe we have one more. >> chairman: next speaker, please >> hello, my name is molina alonso. i represent parent voices here in san francisco and i strongly support and thank the mayor that gina fromer's appointment
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to oece. and i just want to share that this morning and thank you. >> chairman: thank you. any final speakers on this item? >> clerk: i believe that was our last caller. >> chairman: and, as i said at our last meeting a couple of weeks ago, we have an embarrassment of riches and, as i said, at the beginning of this i want to thank the mayor for making our job a little bit
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easier and i feel free to jump in, ms. sullivan for seat 6. ms. walters with a residency waiver for seat 6. a residency waiver is not required for seat 7. ms. hicks-kilday for seat 9. colleagues, what are your thoughts? and if there are no thoughts, i will make a motion supervisor chan is on the queue. >> chairman: just so you know, my meeting chat button is not working. i have to come in and see john c. and fix it.
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>> supervisor chan: got it. my apologies for my early tardyness. thank you chair peskin. my apologies. i agree with the motion and, again, i really appreciate your work along with the mayor's office with the mayor last week. it is so great to see all the candidates really passionate about this issue. i want to strongly encourage those that didn't get a chance to be appointing and move forward with this appointment process to still continue your work and participate in some of these conversations. it's critical to know how do we spend these public dollars investing in our early child education. so i agree with today's decision, but that should not
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prevent any of those applicants that were interested in this issue to continue to work on this is really, i just want to make sure that the applicants know that and will continue to advocate for this important issue and continue to be involved with this advisory committee even in a participant capacity is really what i wanted to encourage them to do. thank you. >> chairman: thank you, supervisor chan, and i wholeheartedly agree with everything you just said and we want everyone to stay involved whether you're a full member of the committee or not. with that, mr. young, could you please call the roll on the motion as stated as a committee report. >> clerk: chair peskin, could you confirm who the recommendation for seat 8 was. >> chairman: yes. the recommendation for seat 8 was jennifer curran with the
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residency waiver required. >> clerk: yes. on the motion to appoint patricia sullivan to seat 6, monica walters to seat 7 with residency waiver, and -- >> chairman: i'm sorry. i just made a terrible mistake. i'm sorry. i just -- i'm -- excuse me. let me repeat my initial motion. i'm sorry. victor, you got me off guard there. it's june lin-arlow for seat 8. no residency waiver required. >> clerk: okay. >> chairman: that's what happens when you have a long list of applicants. >> clerk: just to restate patricia sullivan to seat 6. june lin-arlow to seat 8. monica walters to seat 7 with residency waiver and sara hicks-kilday with seat 9 with residency waiver.
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on that motion [roll call] the motion passes and it will be recommended as a committee report to tomorrow's board of supervisors meeting. >> chairman: thank you, mr. young. could you please read the next item. >> clerk: thank you. item number four motion approving, rejecting the mayor's nomination for appointment of christina dikas to historic preservation commission, term ending december 31, 2024. >> chairman: any opening comments by committee members? seeing none. ms. dikas, the floor is yours >> great. can you see me?
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>> yes, we can. >> good morning. my name is christina dikas. i'm a fourth generation bay areaen. i have a deep interest in recognizing and preserving the multitude of stories that are represented in our built environments and that contribute to the unique sense of place that san francisco possesses. i earned a masters of architectural history at the university of virginia in 2007. i've been working as an architectural historian here for 14 years. my first project was mission and soma. since then, i've offered and reviewed countless historic resource evaluations and the full effect of the california perez indication act. i've cricketed to ground breaking projects, initiated partnership between the san francisco planning department
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and sf heritage to document the importance in tangible. i've also managed an oral history project partnering with the u.c. berkley history center which catered to the transgender community during the 19 sefts. in addition to my experience as an architectural historian on art projects within san francisco, i've worked on projects throughout california. historic preservation ordinances and city landmark programs. i've interfaced with many historical research boards and commissions including providing training to the historical and architectural review to the city of san francisco. i'm a member of the california preservation foundation which provides me with the most
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pressing topics affecting the field of historic preservation. the effects of climate change, recognition of previously underrepresented communities and voices and the need for broad early education that can lead to more diversity among practicioners in the field. i will bring this to the architectural seat. i'm excited about the opportunity to contribute to my city's legacy and the capacity of commissioner. thank you. >> chairman: thank you, ms. dikas. seeing no questions. i can't look at the chat. there we go. vice chair mandelman. >> supervisor mandelman: yeah. if supervisor chan has a question or comment. i will go ahead. so, you know i prefaced this by
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saying that i am supervisor from district 8. 40 years later representing the neighborhoods that harvey melk represented. it was district 5, not district 8. and harvey believed strong and frequently that it was important to not just to have allies in positions in power and authority as it is important to have queer people as it is to have all minority its represented on various commissions and elected bodies making decisions of important impact. so back on march 1st, this committee heard and considered three appointees to the historic press observation commission and recommended forwarding -- and forwarded all of the mayor's recommendations. in seat 1, what had been aaron highland's seat.
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in seat 5, we forwarded the preservation professional in the nomination of chris foaly and seat 7, we forwarded the mayor's nomination of diane masuda. at that meeting, i expressed my concern that with the loss of commissioner highland and the nonreappointment of mr. perlman in seat 3, the commission was going from having two lgbtq community representatives to potentially having none depending on what happened with seat three. and in mr. highland's case in particular, he's not someone who happens to be gay, he's also someone who has done extensive work on lgbtq preservation efforts as part of the broader equity efforts around preservation.
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he'd done it before he was on the commission. he'd been involved in the design team in developing the falon building. part of the friends of the 1800 community group. he worked with supervisor dufty on design studies for the consideration of the valley and mayor for the lgbtq center. but, more recently and more relatively, he had been on the commission, the champion, the leading champion for the lgbtq plus citywide conference. he funded that out of his own pocket. he met with my office about the efforts to begin fundraisering for preservation of lgbtq -- notification of lgbtq plus landmarks and you all have been very supportive of our efforts to landmark the lion martin house, but, of course, that's just one of what are likely to be a number i hope of lgbtq
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plus sites that may be landmarks going forward. and he has participated in broader equity efforts around the bay view opera house, around the african american context statement. around the angel island. he was a member of the plannings department. and had been a champion not just of the capture lgbtq cultural district but i believe of the african american cultural district and the transcultural district. so he is not just someone who's queer, but someone who is doing queer and equity work on the commission. and i noted at the time, seat three was one. the mayor had not filled it yet and potentially mr. highland could stay on the commission in that seat and continue to do that work. if he were not going to stay on the commission and continue to
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work, it was encumbent on the mayor's office to find another candidate to step into commissioner highland's shoes and do the work he had been doing. i was disappointed and saddened without saying anything negative about ms. dikas who i believe would be a fine commissioner and is accomplished, i do not believe that her history of alliship suggests that she's going to be able to step in and do the work that commissioner highland was doing. so regretfully and, you know, certainly again no bad feelings about ms. dikas i don't think this was the right appointment and i'm not supporting it. that is my statement, folks. >> chairman: thank you, vice chair mandelman. i associate myself with your words and said as much to ms.
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dikas when we had a chance to visit a couple few weeks ago and with that, supervisor chan, and then we'll open it up to public comment. >> supervisor chan: thank you, chair peskin. and i concur with what vice chair mandelman is discussing and really referencing right now about representation in leadership role in our city government. i for one have always talked about that for women, women of color, chinese americans, and asian americans. in this moment, i think for me being a good ally means supporting the decision and making sure that that representation is across the board that including lgbtq representation on the historic preservation commission. again, thank you, ms. dikas for coming before us today, for spending the time. this is not in any way to diminish your accomplishments in the work that you have done,
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but much more really about what this rules committee is looking for when we are considering, you know, taking a step back, considering the big picture of the representation across the board in our city government. and, in this case, really about the hisstor preservation commission. i have the privilege by chance for another item being present of that very specific item that vice chair mandelman was talking about that very first couple and the conversation was remarkable. in helping why it's important on that [inaudible] thank you.
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and, i will be regretfully not supporting ms. dikas appointment today and really look forward to having an appointment moving forward that truly represents the lgbtqq community on the historic preservation commission. >> chairman: thank you, supervisor chan. with that. why don't we open this up to public comment. >> clerk: yes. call (415) 655-0001. the meeting i.d. is 1875747855. then press pound and pound again. if you haven't already done so, please dial star 3 on the line to speak. please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted and begin your comment. i believe we have seven listeners and four members of the public in line to speak. >> chairman: all right.
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first speaker please. >> good morning. my name is jerry dratler and i'm against appointing christina dikas to the commission. the controller's second public integrity review report makes it clear a pay to play culture exists in our city and i'm against city commissioners who work for city vendors. ms. dikas has been employed for 14 years. the city paid paige and turnbel 160,$161 so far this year and should not be a city commission member over the last few years,
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issued reporti and not supportive of historic preservation. they includes the jones coffee company building that was not a historic resource. the building was constructed in 1907 and operated as a coffee roster from 1967 to 1966 andeer wrote the paige and turnbolt decision designed by master architect e. e. young. mr. young designed other
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important san francisco buildings including the russian embassy and the san francisco club. >> clerk: speaker your time is up. thank you. can we hear from the next caller, please. >> chairman: thank you, mr. dratler. we got the gist of your comments. next speaker please. >> chair peskin and members of the rules committee. this is kathleen courtney and i'm also calling in to request respectfully that you reject the mayor's nominee not withstanding her credentials, but in the 14 years that she has been out of school, she has worked for page and turn build. they're very proud about the fact that in the last 40 years,
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they're sensitive to clients in the building. that may influence permit approvals and creative in making adjustments for historic properties the community association was so and a lack of leadership that they took so not withstanding candidates credentials, i representfully request that you object or nomination. thank you very much. >> chairman: thank you. next speaker, please. next speaker? >> yeah. sorry. i was on mute. good morning supervisors. i want to thank you for your
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position that you have expressed today. i agree with you. i certainly want to thank ms. dikas for all her work in preservation. and the point of question though is as an h.b.c. commissioner and being a member of the page and turnboll firm i would likely think you would need to recuse yourself in a high percentage of cases because of the dominant role they play in many reviews. you know, and i appreciate your work for the company and the reports that you have referenced. but i think it's an indication of the continued of corporatization and the reports that are coming out are not by
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individuals, they're just corporate statements now and many i've seen, i haven't seen, you know, you referenced being the editor and as far as i can see on many reports, that's not there. and on so many times, it seems that history, the scales have been tipped a bit away from history and this seat 3 is so important. it's the real heart of the historic preservation and it's kind of the history part of it, the architectural history is down to 1 seat. and there's been dripped with the h.b.c. and it's been taking on many other things and that's why the lgbtq community issues are so important. you know, i am concerned that there be an independent
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historian, someone from academia or someone that doesn't have. >> clerk: speaker. the time is up. >> chairman: thank you, speaker. your time is up. but we understand the gist of your comments. are there any other members of the public who would like to testify on this item? mr. young? >> clerk: i believe there is. we're waiting for them to be unmuted at this time. >> chairman: got it. >> hi supervisors and chair peskin. this is sharon calling from the san francisco's women's committee. i'm the copresident and we
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wholeheartedly support dikas nomination. only 17% of registered architects being women. despite the statistics, christina has built up an impressive résumé. so we support the nomination. finding the most qualified candidate is a challenge. christina was recommended by her colleagues. jason wright who was a gay man officially approached after realizing not needing the initial qualifications, he recommended christina. and support women in leadership. thank you. >> chairman: thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello. yes, can you hear me? >> chairman: yes. we can
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>> thank you. this is peter warfield. head of library user's association. we can be reached at libraryusers2004.com. thank you to the three supervisors for taking a position against the nomination. we agree with that wholeheartedly for a variety of reasons. there are a whole bunch of reasons why in our work with, for example, the branch library improvement program. we found that nine years into it, we were the first ones that had raised the issue of one of the renovations and that was the first time that any of the renovations apparently had come before the starred preservation commission. so simply what goes before the commission is an issue and also when. we also learned at that time that there were library buildings that had basically lost their historic
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preservation value because of renovations that had happen and the library's practice of making the renovations first and then going before the commission. the other thing among the first three speakers is a question of conflict of interest and somebody working for not only a city vendor but an agency that is essentially working for clients with money for development and an interest in development and therefore may be interested in not having historic preservation happen on particular projects. that is a serious issue and as aone of the previous speakers said it was very important and useful to have an independent historian or someone who is truly independent and not connected with economy forces related to this issue. i appreciate your not approving
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the nomination. thank you very much. >> chairman: thank you, sir. next speaker, please. >> hi. we are a statewide nonprofit working with all segments of the california population. and i'm here to strongly support christina dikas' nomination to the commission. she has worked with us for seven plus years at least. i've known her for seven years. she's worked on multiple committees. she's only demonstrated herself to reach across the line and advocate for the protection of resources for all segments of the population. she has worked side by side with members of the lgbtq community and she is a hard
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worker. she has tried very hard to make sure that historic resources are protected and always on a volunteer basis with us. so i just wanted to put my word in to say that i hope you would consider supporting christina dikas' nomination. thank you. >> chairman: thank you. next speaker. >> good morning supervisors. ozzi room. i'm also calling to object to the nomination of ms. dikas to the historic preservation commission. she's been a long term employee of page and turnboll, a company that has had a hand in overturning the historic resource status and declaring some of our high profile resources and nonworthy of this
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title. ms. dikas has been with this company for 14 years and i think that really matters. there has been a lot of high profile cases that this company has handled and ms. dikas having been there for 14 years i am sure has had involvement with these cases and that is exactly what concerns us. to name a few at mr. drapler read, i refer to 47 battery. i would like to urge to you ask ms. dikas what she thinks of some of the projects that were air marked for demolition in the past few years by our planning department. one examine is 357 san jose avenue where typea historic resource was declared even
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though it was declared by h.r. agents to be a historic resource, with its interior in tact and worthy. this building was allowed to be demolished. >> chairman: thank you, speaker. are there any other members of the public for this item? >> clerk: i believe we have one mr. speaker. >> chairman: next speaker please >> hi. can you hear me? >> yes. >> yes.
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my name is andrew i'm a member of the historic preservation committee serving as the last year of the commission. she has extremely strong skills in her career and experience with real projects in san francisco and that real experience is very important. it's important to understand that every building that's old is not only historic, but she's dealt with the real projects in san francisco and those are the kinds of project that is come before the h.b.c.. i have to say i find there's a little bit of irony with this concern now about this representation on h.b.c. over
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40% of the commission it was a great thing but there's very little concern about representation of women and people of color. i think it's great we have women of color coming forward. that's an important position and very supportive appointment. thank you. >> chairman: thank you. are there any other members of the public for public comment on this item? >> clerk: we have one more. >> hi, i'm a public school parent calling in opposition to this appointment. i as supervisor chan said, representation matters. i'd like to see a queer, black, or chinese commissioner. and also a person who understands the psyche of children. and sfusd school names.
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there doesn't seem to be a recognition that the mural has native americans the district has covered it and then uncovered it or why it's not appropriate that a public school that has a lot of children with learning disabilities. there also seems to be on the commission a lack of understanding about the lack of empathy in needing to rename this school and why certain schools names need to be changed and not understanding the needs of the black and brown community. thank you for taking my comments into consideration. >> chairman: are there any other speakers, mr. young? >> clerk: that completes the speaker list. >> chairman: okay. public comment is closed and
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before us and thank you, ms. dikas, for your appearance this morning. before us is a motion. i believe that motion needs to as a matter of what was stated by all three members of this body need to be amended at line three and at line fourteen to remove the word "approving in line 3" and "approves" in line 14. on that motion, mr. clerk, a roll call please. >> clerk: yes. on the motion to amend [roll call] peskin aye. the motion passes without objection. >> chairman: and then we will send the item as amended with recommendation to the full board. on that motion a roll call please. >> clerk: yes.
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on that motion [roll call] the motion passes without objection. >> chairman: next item, please. >> clerk: next on the agenda is item number five hearing to consider appointing eight members, terms ending april 8, 2022, to the student and families working group. >> chairman: thank you, mr. clerk. the board finally passed this creation of this body that was brought to us by supervisor ronen and is supervisor ronen or her staff available to present some brief introductory comments >> i'm here. >> chairman: sorry. john c. has to fix my computer.
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>> supervisor ronen: no worries. is it okay if i make a few comments? >> chairman: yes. >> supervisor ronen: thank you so much. colleagues, i cannot be more excited to be here today that we have identified a group of candidates that are willing to serve on the students and families rise work group. an official body that i established with commissioner boggess. and that will create a city wide plan to expand enrichment and academic success services for students and families in sfusd. the pandemic has caused many students to fall behind in their academic achievement and forced families to leave all together for private institutions. we cannot let either situation go unaddressed. the students and families rise
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work group will address issues by focusing on three concrete goals. which will get students to grade level proficiency. and three, create and expand full scale enrichment in our schools including arts, music, sports, and libraries. over the coming months, this work group will be developing a vision and a plan based on best practices locally and around the country. and bring strong enrichment programs to every school site within the district. the work group will submit its final plans to the board of supervisors, the mayor, by august 2021 so we can begin to
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implement those strategies. this work group will be made up of eleven voting members representing a diverse cross section of san francisco public education landscape including representatives from the board of san francisco education. youth service provider of public health special specializing in pediatric health and development. a youth representative among others. today, the rules committee will be hearing from applicants to eight seat that is are appointing by the board of supervisors. adequate funding for the first time, i am confident that we can create the best public school system in the country that leaves no student behind. this is an ambitious effort, but one we must achieve. children, educators and
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families especially during the crisis we're in the midst of right now. with that, i'm so looking forward to hearing from some of the applicants today. so i turn this back over to you chair peskin to hear the applicants? >> chairman: sure. and before we do that. i've looked at everybody's applications as i'm sure my colleagues have ten applicants for eight seats. eat one, there's only one applicant staying with seat two. same with five, six, seven, and eight. we have two applicants for seats three and four. have you had a chance to look at those applicants and do you have any recommendations? albeit we will hear from them independentive and the committee will come to a conclusion. >> supervisor ronen: i do. i would love to hear from them first if that is okay.
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i can say, you know, before hearing from the commissioners that in checking in with both commissioner -- i'm sorry. i did not check in with commissioner boggess, but i did check in with supervisor melgar this morning. and i also had a chance to check in with maria sue, the director of department of children, family, and youth in considering both experience and proper diversity of the group for seat 3, the group is leaning towards rand carol hill. but i would love to hear from the applicants before offering
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you my suggestions. >> chairman: perfect. if you're sticking around, we'll stick with you. and, with that, why don't we do the applicants in order that they appear on the agenda. i believe that we received an e-mail from leslie hu and i believe marcus wong is in school right now. but i think everything else is here. if ms. hu is not here, why don't we go to rafael picazo for seat 2. >> good morning, supervisor peskin. my name is rafael picazo. i'm the current applicant for district 2. born and raised in san francisco. i live in alameda now because of gentrification. but everything i do, i do for san francisco. i've worked here for 38 years
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in the school district. i'm an advocate for the people of the mission district on fair housing and low income housing. i proudly stand behind the student and the children of the san francisco school district and would like to see them catch up on all the lost education that they've, you know, received during the pandemic. i'm motivated 100% to be part of this group and to help out in making decisions and to bringing education equity back to the district and making sure everybody is fair and transparent as far as education is concerned. i would like to be part of the system and helping where help is needed. i'm here for the city of san francisco like i ed earlier. i love this city. this is my city and i want to
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do the best things i can to help the people of this city. thank you. >> chairman: thank you, mr. picazo. next up is alida fisher. >> good morning commissioners. my name is alida fisher. i'm the proud parent of four san francisco unified school district students. i'm a former foster parent now an adoptive parent. my kids have attended seven sfusd schools. i've been a parent at each one. identifying their disabilities and learning differences. my current three sfusd students all have i'm the past chair of the advisory committee for special education and now the advocacy chair. the families for children with disabilities.
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i sit on sfusd's l-cap task force all about budget oversite. i've been a proud member since it was formed and also i'm a member of the equity studies task force. our charter school oversight committee. c-space and now a member of the re-opening task force. i'm a collaborative partner who works to improve outcomes when i can and also hold the district accountable when need be. i'm a special education advocate and day after day, meeting after meeting, i see how our district leaves our students behind and i really, really believe that our budget should be a value statement. we need to spend more time focusing on funding the programs that will bring equity to our district, not just talking about them.
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and in my work as a special education advocate, this is a lot of the work that i do. we're working on the disproportionality. which is a particular classroom for students, a special day class and my work in the district has been predominantly around providing better reading interventions to off students. particularly tier three structured learning programs for students with dislexia. i recognize i'm a white woman and every day i'm learning about my white privilege. i'm honored here to be offering with efrain barrera and so if the committee believes that's what's needed for this bay, i would be happy to support
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efrain in foving forward towards the full board. i have to have the honor of working with this committee because i do believe that my particular expertise particularly when it comes to reading intervention and other forms of interventions for students because what works for students with disabilities actually works for all students. that's universal design for learning. if i'm not a member and the team is leaning towards efrain, i support all of his work, but i hope to be able to have some voice or some role in this committee and special education advocate. so thank you. >> chairman: thank you for your comments and your generous comments about the other complint for seat 3 which will take us to that individual mr. barrera. >> thank you.
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can you hear me? >> chairman: yes, we can. >> thank you. good morning rules committee, chairperson super peskin. supervisor mandelman, supervisor ronen. i'm here for seat 3. i'm a proud father of two students. i wholeheartedly believe in the mission set forth by the rise legislation. as a father of two students with learning differences -- i'm very grateful for the accommodations that my children have received from their site. however, i'm very well aware of the learning laws and the emotional impacts they have experienced during the pandemic. i have partnered with school and agencies to bring the coordination. during the last three years, i worked for the commission of economic development agency for
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the promise neighborhood. and, through the pandemic, i have worked with a collective district staff, the latino task force -- >> chairman: you're frozen. mr. barrera? mr. clerk? help us. he's back. you're back. you're moving >> [ laughter ] sorry about that. so i feel that i'm qualified for to be part of this team. thank you ms. fisher for the very positive thoughts. i feel that this is an opportunity for our community, you know, to come together and i really respect a lot of the experts that are applying for
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the different seats. i have so much excitement and hope for this working group. i feel that our community needs this. i feel like we owe it to our community, the impacts of the pandemic have been, you know, horrific. and so i feel that being that schools are critical house and they play a critical place for the recovery efforts post pandemic, i feel that it would definitely require a coordinator approach to get this right. you know, we cannot afford making any mistakes and so i do. i elevate and i welcome the leadership of supervisor ronen, supervisor melgar for putting this forward and i look forward to the opportunity to join forces with the other team members so thank you very much. >> chairman: thank you. and that will take us to dr. carol hill.
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dr. hill. >> okay. can you hear me. i'm so sorry. i feel like i'm also having internet issues right now. >> who's not? >> good morning supervisors. i am dr. carol hill and among other things, i'm a proud black lesbian mother of a 9-year-old. and a fiance of a principal in sfusd. i've been working in education for over 30 years and i started off in higher ed administration and i even did a small stint as a parent in sfusd while i was working on my masters. my expertise in education, commitment, and calling have been in using community schools thought and practice to increase opportunities for success particularly for black students and families. this is the san francisco beacon initiative. i support beacons and 13 cb.o.
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agency partners working diligently to implement community schools work. beacon specifically requires youth and empowerment and i'm honored to represent organizations that are grounded in that commitment as well. i'm excited to apply for seat 4 to help through recovery and beyond for students and families for sfusd. i know we can do something absolutely amazing in terms of excellence and equity. i bring several years of black partnership with the district and the city and c.b.o. partners which was even more important with the district as i collaborate to plan, organize, envision, and facilitate work with the c.b.o. forums, the community hub initiatives and the peace cap which i'm a cochair of.
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all of my expertise can be used to uplift the voices of the organizations such as those in the service provider working groups so that we are able to truly transform san francisco public education especially black and immigrant students who have been disproportionately impacted by covid and distanced learning. thank you. >> chairman: thank you. thank you, dr. hill. that will take us to lai wa wu.
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>> clerk: i don't see a log on. >> chairman: we may have received an e-mail. i got so many e-mails this morning that she might not be attending. i can search for that e-mail. while i'm doing so. why don't we go on to joyce dorado for seat 5. >> good morning supervisors. thank you so much for having me. can you hear me? i just want to make sure? great. i'm an applicant for seat 5 of this work group. i'm a licensed clinical psychologist who's worked with children youth and families for 30 years. i'm also a clinical professor in the department of psychiatry at ucsf. and i'm also the cofounder and director of ucsf hearts. we've had a deep and sustained partnership with sfusd since
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2008. an anti-racist healing center at the core of our work. we've partnered with schools to create more trauma and form learning and teaching environments that can foster resilience, wellness and justice for everyone in the school community. i'm also an appointed member of the california state supreme court justice steering committee for keeping students out of court initiative and i'm also the lead developer for the curriculum that has trained thousands of sfd.p.h. employees also youth serving institutions and organizations across the bay area around applying a trauma informed healing lens making organizations that heal instead of inadvertently harm. i'm really interested in
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providing this lens to the considerable professional analytic experience of those who will be serving on this committee. i'll be helping to apply the science if i'm chosen on how trauma and stress can affect any of us children and adults alike. how it can affect our health, our behavior, our relationships, our work, and ultimately our organizations as a whole and then applying the science around healing and overcoming trauma and stress to what any of us can do regardless of what our role is in the school or our community to mitigate these adverse effects. i really truly believe we have so many learnings from going through this pandemic and from the racial justice up risings that we can apply to how we return to in-person school stronger, wiser, and more compassionate than we were before and i really look forward to be able to serve in this capacity.
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thanks. >> chairman: thank you. and i've been informed that lai wa wu has withdrawn and is supporting dr. carol hill. so thank you for making our work easier. and, with that, we'll go to jacob leos-urbel >> hi. i'm applying for seat number 6 for the education researcher. i'm excited by the prior speakers. i am an education researcher. i'm a san francisco resident. i'm a father of two young daughters one of whom is in the other room doing 1st grade virtually at sfusd elementary school. i also have a preschooler. i have over 20 years of experience in education and research. focused on improving opportunities and outcomes for children, youth, and families. i primarily brought the
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research and evaluation skills and lens to that and a lot of my work is focused on programs and policies outside of the classroom that are important for childrens education and social emotional development. in terms of my relevant experience, i've been a public policy professor at claremont graduate university in southern california. summer youth employment programs. i also was an associate director for the john gardener program at stanford and in that role, worked collaboratively with a lot of local school districts including sfusd to do research that was relevant and important and focused on getting better and the most [inaudible] in unified school district for four years doing research about the full service community initiative which is an equity driven strategy to make sure
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children have the support and need they deserve to thrive academically. this includes mental and physical health services. after school and summer programming and really deep involvement of communities and parents and really leveraging the researches of the community and the community based organizations to provide a much more robust set of services for students. currently, the learning and evaluation director tipping point community and i want to be on the rise working group. i would be honored to be on the rise working group. i really believe this is what we need and we've needed this for a long time to have more resources for schools and the ability to serve more children. and we need it now more than ever as we recover from the covid pandemic. and i think it's really an opportunity for the whole community to come together. so i would be grateful to be on
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the committee. thank you. >> chairman: thank you. that takes us to emily garvie for seat number 7. >> hi, my name is emily garvie. can everyone hear me? okay. great. good morning to the supervisors and everyone else attending. i'm really honored to be here speaking for my candidacy in seat 7 which is the foundation philanthropy seat on the rise working group. i concur with what everyone has said in this is just such an exciting board and body. at a really critical may i have a moment. i am the program officer at the charitable foundation that makes grants and education among other program areas and i'm responsible for the grant making in education. prior to my work at the foundation. i was the executive director at the performing arts workshop
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that provides services in sfusd schools and after school programs as well as other settings. and, i am also the parent of a sfusd student in elementary school and soon to be two students and rising kindergartener next year. as the foundation philanthropy representative, my goal would be to provide a connection between sfrise and donors to the well being of youth and families. in a philanthropic with the hope of engaging investment in the solutions put forward by rise. this has been almost exclusively my focus for the past year. as mr. barrera said so well, we could not afford to make any mistakes last june and we could
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not waste any of the dollars we had in the system and all the dollars needed to be put best to the families most in need. i worked with colleagues to convene a group of foundations, nonprofits, city agencies and nonprofit service providers to expand and enhance the impact of the community hubs through arts education programs. this initiative sparked another web by the walter lease toss fund to create change benefitting black and baby youth and part of this group, i worked with board of education leaders, district leaders, nonprofits and youth leaders, as well as city agency and staff and other private funders to try to move forward lessons and funding towards solutions which was a very gratifying thing to be apart of and i would be very excited to get to work with this incredible group
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of folks who are candidates for the sfrise working group to take this moment and make the most of it to both address the harm that has been experienced by youth and families over the past year and also to put change into action that has been muted and an opportunity for a long time particularly working off of the community school model to expand for the betterment of sfyouth and families. >> chairman: thank you, mr. garvie. before we deliberate. i wanted to turn it back over to supervisor ronen. >> supervisor ronen: thank you so much. and gosh, i was excited before hearing from all of you and now i'm like i have to control myself to keep myself in the chair instead of jumping around in my living room screaming for joy. this is so exciting and having your involvement and your input
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will make this successful. it's who's going to be at the table and creating the plan that we can then put into action and really offer, you know, take this bad situation and turn it around and offer something better than we've ever offered before and we're doing that work already in san francisco just on a very small scale and so if we can take the best of what we're already doing and expand it, that alone will be amazing, but i'm also just really excited to see what other new interventions and programs that you come up with that are particularly important for this time and this unique experience that we're in. i want to thank alida fisher for her typically gracious comments and respect and
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support for efrain barrera. alida, i used to be the chair of the rules committee. so i'm used to this experience of having to unbelievable over the top excellent candidates and having to choose between them and it's a miserable experience and that's why i'm excited i'm no longer on the rules committee, but you're a perfect example of one of these situations and, yes, we want you to participate, yes, we want you and your especially incredible expertise around special education and the needs of students with special needs on this work group. and every single meeting will be public, in fact, i'm intending -- i'm planning to attend many of those meetings as a member of the public. so i'll be there sitting right
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next to you hopefully and really, if you are brought forward by the committee today, i'm really looking forward to your involvement and to sitting next to you and being with you participating. i also really want to thank lai wa wu from the chinese association for graciously stepping aside. dr. carol hill, you need no accolades because you speak for yourself and your contribution to sf rise is essential and it's going to be extremely helpful. i will say that marcus wong who wasn't able to be here with us today because he's in school is a member of the cpa youth mojo program and so we're hoping that lai wa wu would help
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support marcus wong's participation in the work group. alida and i hope we're going to be sitting there and supporting this group and participating from sort of the sidelines but definitely contributing as part of this process. so, with that, colleagues, i would ask you to support efrain barrera and dr. carol hill who is now the sole applicant for her seat and the rest of this incredible panel. we need you now more than we've ever needed you before. the work that you're going to do is going to create a plan going forward on how we're going to come out of this pandemic and address the very real harm that students have faced during this year, but then also on issues that we've
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been facing at sfusd for decades. the opportunities gap is not new. it's deepened and highlighted because of this crisis, but it is not new and so we have seen the community model works and especially for the students that have been falling behind for decades and it's not because of anything innate in their learning. it's because they are existing in a structure where systemic racism is alive and strong where we need to wrap around the entire family so that students can have all the admission that they need to succeed in school and that's what it's all about. that's what we're excited about expanding here in san francisco and who knows what else you're going to come up with there are
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models all over the country and all over the world. we want to take the best and looking forward to supporting your initiative from day one. >> chairman: thank you supervisor ronen. and i understand ms. fisher made some comments and may want to make some additional comments. ms. fisher, you are welcome to speak again if you so desire. >> thank you. yes. i'm in the process of sending an e-mail. i will withdrawal my application and fully support efrain as a member of the committee. thank you for your kind words, supervisor ronen. and hopefully when we get back and person sitting shoulder to
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shoulder, but until then, virtually shoulder to shoulder. >> chairman: thank you. you have made our job incredibly easy. i realize now what former chair ronin stuck with me which is pain every single money as i have to pick between remarkable colleagues with my colleagues. with that, in this particular instance, all is well that ends well and i would like to move leslie hu for seat 1. rafael picazo for seat 2. efrain barrera for seat 3. carol hill for seat 4. joyce dorado for seat 5. jacob leos-urbel seat 6. emily garvie seat 7. and marcus wong seat 8.
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>> supervisor chan: chair peskin, i would like to make a comment. >> chairman: go ahead. >> supervisor chan: i want to thank ms. alida fisher and really leading by example and carving out the space and lifting up other voices and making sure there's representation at the table. with that same spirit, i do want to as we're moved forward with this motion and this working group, i wanted to be able to take this piece and because i am disappointed in seeing lai wa wu stepping down but also proud to see marcus wong is stepping up in this group and will be having a seat at the table and really
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thanking, i wanted to thank dr. carol hill. and, with that, i do want to remind this group how our public school students have really been suffering in this pandemic and that with all the issues that both our district and education have been experiencing and to recognize that the 40% of students population is asian american and we as a community are not monolithic and that we have diverse needs even if we're asian americans and su, we all can see in the last 10 months or really a year now and how asian american families really expanded public education system differently. and social economic status
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really in language and cultural competency. all those really expose the great demands and needs that asian american families have in our public school system. and so i just want to as we move forward with this group that i really hope and urge you to hold these asian american families in your thoughts as you move this forward and help us to make sure that their voices are at the table and being in your consideration as we move forward with community school and really to ensure that this let's not allow what the traditional education to pit students of color against each other because i think that's the dynamic we're seeing
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in the last year of the pandemic. so that's all and -- but this is a really great group and i thank supervisor ronen for having this group and attracting all these brilliant candidates to show your commitment helping our families thrive and hopefully beyond the pandemic. thank you. >> chairman: thank you, supervisor chan. seeing no further comments. mr. young. could you please call the role on the motion that was made. >> clerk: i believe we need to take public comment. supervisor mandelman's on the list. >> chairman: my apologies. i felt like we did take public comment, but those were the applicants. my chat button is broken.
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so there you go. >> supervisor mandelman: i just want to thank all the applicants for their work and engagement for their willingness to serve and to supervisor ronen for doing and her office for doing our work for us and making this much less painless today. so thanks everyone. >> chairman: thank you. all right. why don't we open this up to public comment. thank you for reminding me. >> clerk: yes. at this time. there are no members of the public to speak. i will read the phone number just in case. call (415) 655-0001. the meeting i.d. is 1875747855. then press pound and pound again. if you haven't already done so, please press star 3 to line up to speak. the system will promptly indicate you have raised your hand. you may begin your comments. as i stated, as of announcing public comment, we had nobody
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in line for public comment. >> chairman: okay. public comment is closed and on the motion made, a role call please. >> clerk: yes. on the motion [roll call] the motion passes without objection. >> chairman: and that takes us to the end of our agenda and we are adjourned.
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>> in august 2019 construction began on the new facility at 1995 evans avenue in bayview. it will house motorcycle police and department of forensic services division. both sfpd groups are in two buildings that need to be vacated. they will join the new $183 million facility in late 2021. >> elements of the cfi and the traffic company are housed at the hall of justice, which has been determined to be seismically unfit. it is slated for demolition. in addition to that the forensic services crime lab is also slated for demolition. it was time and made sense to put these elements currently
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spread in different parts of the city together into a new facility. >> the project is located in the bayview area, in the area near estes creek. when san francisco was first formed and the streetcars were built back it was part of the bay. we had to move the building as close to the edge as possible on bedrock and solid elements piles down to make sure it was secure. >> it will be approximately 100,000 square feet, that includes 8,000 square feet for traffic company parking garage. >> the reason we needed too new building, this is inadequate for the current staffing needs and also our motor department. the officers need more room, secured parking. so the csi unit location is at the hall of justice, and the crime laboratory is located at building 60 sixty old hunters
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point shipyard. >> not co-located doesn't allow for easy exchange of information to occur. >> traffic division was started in 1909. they were motor officers. they used sidecars. officers who road by themselves without the sidecar were called solo. that is a common term for the motorcycle officers. we have 45 officers assigned to the motorcycles. all parking at the new facility will be in one location. the current locker room with shared with other officers. it is not assigned to just traffic companies. there are two showers downstairs and up. both are gym and shop weres are old. it needs constant maintenance. >> forensic services provides
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five major types of testing. we develop fingerprints on substances and comparisons. there are firearms identification to deal with projectiles, bullets or cartridge casings from shootings. dna is looking at a whole an rare of evidence from -- array of evidence from dna to sexual assault to homicide. we are also in the business of doing breath allyzer analysis for dui cases. we are resurrecting the gunshot residue testing to look for the presence of gunshot residue. lifespan is 50 years. >> it has been raised up high
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enough that if the bay starts to rise that building will operate. the facility is versus sustainable. if the lead gold highest. the lighting is led. gives them good lights and reduces energy use way down. water throughout the project we have low water use facilities. gardens outside, same thing, low water use for that. other things we have are green roofs on the project. we have studies to make sure we have maximum daylight to bring it into the building. >> the new facility will not be open to the public. there will be a lobby. there will be a deconstruction motorcycle and have parts around. >> the dna labs will have a vestibule before you go to the space you are making sure the air is clean, people are coming in and you are not contaminating anything in the labs.
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>> test firing in the building you are generating lead and chemicals. we want to quickly remove that from the individuals who are working in that environment and ensure what we put in the air is not toxic. there are scrubbers in the air to ensure any air coming out is also at the cleanest standards. >> you will see that kind of at the site. it has three buildings on the site. one is for the motorcycle parking, main building and back behind is a smaller building for evidence vehicles. there is a crime, crime scene. they are put into the secure facility that locks the cars down while they are examined. >> they could be vehicles involved in the shooting. there might be projectiles lodged in the vehicle, cartridge casings inside the vehicle, it could be a vehicle where a
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aggravated sexual occurred and there might be biological evidence, fingerprints, recovered merchandise from a potential robbery or other things. >> the greatest challenge on the project is meeting the scope requirements of the project given the superheated construction market we have been facing. i am proud to say we are delivering a project where we are on budget. >> the front plaza on the corner will be inviting to the public. something that gives back to the public. the building sits off the edge. it helps it be protected. >> what we are looking for is an updated building, with facilities to meet our unit's needs. >> working with the san francisco police department is an honor and privilege. i am looking forward to seeing
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their faces as the police officers move to the new facility. >> it is a welcome change, a new surrounding that is free from all of the challenges that we face with being remote, and then the ability to offer new expanded services to the city and police department investigations unit. i can't wait until fall of 2021 when the building is finally ready to go and be occupied and the people can get into the facility to serve them and serve the community.
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>> i try to start every day not looking at my phone by doing something that is grounding. that is usually meditation. i have a gym set up in my garage, and that is usually breathing and movement and putting my mind towards something else. surfing is my absolute favorite thing to do. it is the most cleansing thing that i'm able to do. i live near the beach, so whenever i can get out, i do. unfortunately, surfing isn't a daily practice for me, but i've been able to get out weekly, and it's something that i've been incredibly grateful for. [♪♪♪]
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>> i started working for the city in 2005. at the time, my kids were pretty young but i think had started school. i was offered a temporarily position as an analyst to work on some of the programs that were funded through homeland security. i ultimately spent almost five years at the health department coordinating emergency programs. it was something that i really enjoyed and turned out i was pretty good at. thinking about glass ceiling, some of that is really related to being a mother and self-supposed in some ways that i did not feel that i could allow myself to pursue responsibility; that i accepted treading water in my career when my kids were young. and as they got older, i felt more comfortable, i suppose, moving forward. in my career, i have been asked to step forward. i wish that i had earlier
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stepped forward myself, and i feel really strongly, like i am 100% the right person for this job. i cannot imagine a harder time to be in this role. i'm humbled and privileged but also very confident. so here at moscone center, this is the covid command center, or the c.c.c. here is what we calledun -- call unified command. this is where we have physically been since march, and then, in july, we developed this unified structure. so it's the department of emergency management, the department of public health, and our human services hughesing partners, so primarily the department of homelessness and supportive housing and human services agency. so it's sort of a three-headed
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command in which we are coordinating and operating everything related to covid response. and now, of course, in this final phase, it's mass vaccination. the first year was before the pandemic was extremely busy. the fires, obviously, that both we were able to provide mutual support but also the impact of air quality. we had, in 2018, the worst air quality ten or 11 days here in the city. i'm sure you all remember it, and then, finally, the day the sun didn't come out in san francisco, which was in october. the orange skies, it felt apocalyptic, super scary for people. you know, all of those things, people depend on government to say what's happening. are we safe? what do i do?
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and that's a lot of what department of emergency management's role is. public service is truly that. it is such an incredible and effective way that we can make change for the most vulnerable. i spend a lot of my day in problem solving mode, so there's a lot of conversations with people making connections, identifying gaps in resources or whatever it might be, and trying to adjust that. the pace of the pandemic has been nonstop for 11 months. it is unrelenting, long days, more than what we're used to, most of us. honestly, i'm not sure how we're getting through it. this is beyond what any of us ever expected to experience in our lifetime. what we discover is how strong we are, and really, the depth of our resilience, and i say
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that for every single city employee that has been working around the clock for the last 11 months, and i also speak about myself. every day, i have to sort of have that moment of, like, okay, i'm really tired, i'm weary, but we've got to keep going. it is, i would say, the biggest challenge that i have had personally and professionally to be the best mom that i can be but also the best public certify chant in whatever role i'm in. i just wish that i, as my younger self, could have had someone tell me you can give it and to give a little more nudge. so indirectly, people have helped me because they have seen something in me that i did not see in myself.
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there's clear data that women have lost their jobs and their income because they had to take care of their safety nets. all of those things that we depend on, schools and daycare and sharing, you know, being together with other kids isn't available. i've often thought oh, if my kids were younger, i couldn't do this job, but that's unacceptable. a person that's younger than me that has three children, we want them in leadership positions, so it shouldn't be limiting. women need to assume that they're more capable than they think they are. men will go for a job whether they're qualified or not. we tend to want to be 110% qualified before we tend to step forward. i think we need to be a little more brave, a little more exploratory in stepping up for positions. the other thing is, when given an opportunity, really think
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twice before you put in front of you the reasons why you should not take that leadership position. we all need to step up so that we can show the person behind us that it's doable and so that we have the power to make the changes for other women that is going to make the possibility for their paths easier than ours. other women see me in it, and i hope that they see me, and they understand, like, if i can do it, they can do it because the higher you get, the more leadership you have, and power. the more power and leadership we have that we can put out
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i'm derek, i'm hyungry, and ready to eat. these vendors offer a variety of the streets near you. these mobile restaurants are serving up original, creative and unusual combinations. you can grab something simple like a grilled cheese sandwich or something unique like curry. we are here in the average eight -- upper haight. you will be competing in the quick buy food challenge. an appetizer and if you are the
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winner you will get the title of the quick bite "chompion." i am here with matt cohen, from off the grid. >> we assembled trucks and put them into a really unique urban settings. >> what inspired you to start off the grid? >> i was helping people lodge mobile food trucks. the work asking for what can we get -- part together? we started our first location and then from there we expanded locations. >> why do think food trucks have grown? >> i have gotten popular because the high cost of starting a brick and mortar or strong, the rise of social
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media, trucks can be easily located, and food trucks to offer a unique outdoor experience that is not easily replaced by any of their setting any where else in san francisco. san francisco eaters are interested in cuisine. there adventuress. the fact they use great ingredients and make gourmet food makes unpopular. >> i have been dying to have these. >> i have had that roach coach experience. it is great they're making food they can trust.
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>> have you decided? >> we are in the thick of the competition? >> my game was thrown off because they pulled out of my first appetizer choice. >> how we going to crush clear? >> it will be easy. probably everyone has tried, something bacon tell us delicious. >> -- people tell us is delicious. >> hopefully you think the same thing. >> hopefully i am going to win. we're in the financial district. there is a food truck right there. every day changes. it is easy and fun to go down. these are going to be really good. >> how are you going to
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dominate? >> i think he does not know what he is doing. >> i was thinking of doing [unintelligible] we are underrepresented. >> i was singing of starting an irish pub. that was my idea. >> one our biggest is the corned beef and cabbage. we are asking people what they're thinking in getting some feedback. >> for a lot of people i am sure this combination looks very wrong. it might not sound right on paper but when you taste it to or have it in your mouth, it is a variety. this is one of the best ways in creating community. people gather around and talk about it and get to know different cultures. that brings people together and i hope more off the grid style
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and people can mingle and interact and remove all our differences and work on our similarities. this creates opportunity. >> the time has come and i am very hungry. what have you got? >> i got this from on the go, a sandwich, and a caramel cupcake. i went with home cooking. what de think? >> i will have another bite. >> sounds good. >> that was fantastic. let's start with you. >> i had the fried mac and cheese, and twinkies.
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i wanted to get something kind of classic with a twist on it. >> it was crispy. >> i will admit. >> want to try fried mac and cheese? >> was that the best twinkie? >> would you say you had the winning male? >> definitely. >> no. >> you are the "chompion." clair has won. you are the first "chompion." >> they know it was me
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started my business this is my baby i started out of high home and he would back for friends and coworkers they'll tell you hoa you need to open up a shop at the time he move forward book to the bayview and i thinks the t line was up i need have a shop on third street i live in bayview and i wanted to have my shop here in bayview a quality dessert shot shop in my neighborhood in any business is different everybody is in small banishes there are homemade recess pesz and ingredients from scratch we shop local because we have someone that is here in your city or your neighborhood that is provide you with is service with quality ingredients
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and quality products and need to be know that person the person behind the products it is not like okay. who