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that year. for all intents and purposes, i would say that the rest of the state reserve is gone. i do think we have some good revenues in the current year that are likely to be okay without having to do a round of cuts. i am hopeful that that is the situation we are in. between that news and development payments still outstanding, some other news we are tracking -- if we could, i would have -- i think the mayor is supportive of the program and support of of using the state reserve to backfill this program. the timing is unfortunate because it would have been nice to have waited to see where these other issues shake our, but because the funding was expiring december 1, we were forced to act.
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that is why the mayor chose to use this portion of the state reserve right now, but again, i think i would not look to use any other parts of the state reserve until we have more clarity on redevelopment and just more news on our current year revenues overall. supervisor chu: so there really is a timing issue with regards to the adhp centers that we are not seeing? on the other hand, we expect our reserve will be fully used because we're seeing almost $30 million in cuts, probably, or revenue loss in laguna honda? >> obviously, there's a lot going up and down. local tax revenues are looking good compared to budget. more information on that soon.
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the $30 million could become $15 million depending on whether the federal government has just their portion. if they adjust their reimbursement rate, that could offset that $30 million cost. again, i think we are going to need the rest of that state reserve just for that alone. that is kind of where we are. supervisor chu: i can ask you that when you do find additional information or have more concrete information about the ups and downs of our revenue sources, if some of the cuts you do come back to this committee, and you update us if there are any other changes we should be aware of? >> after the result of the election -- after we know the results of the election, i think it would be good to revisit where we are. supervisor chu: in terms of a bridge funding source, i am very
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supportive of that. i think if we did have such of a service stoppage, it would have a very bad impact on many of our most frail residents in the city, so i would be supportive of that. my hesitation on this item is the fact that i am not sure we really are justified in adding staff. that is a total part of the supplemental overall. i will support the item going out of committee today, but what are the light from the department is to come back to the committee over the next week before it does come before the supervisors and provide that information for us, especially at a time when we think we would be cutting additional service. i am loath to add staffing, especially if we are not sure we need it. i would like the department to comeback to share with us how this would be a temporary usage or how we would be savings in
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the work load of these individuals. i am willing to support the item going out, but again, i am has a tin to add additional staffing at our department, especially at this time -- view of -- i am has a chance to add additional staffing -- i am has a 10 -- i am hesitant to add additional staffing. propose we send this out with no recommendation to the full board next week. supervisor chu: thank you. i would support that. so long as the department does provide the inspiration to us. i think it would be good information for us to have. we have a motion to send the item forward without recommendation at this time. >> we will do that without objection. supervisor chu: thank you very much, colleagues. do we have any other items before us? >> that completes the agenda.
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supervisor chu: thank you. we are adjourned.
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>> i'm your host of "culturewire," and today, here at electric works in san francisco. nice to see you today. thanks for inviting us in and showing us your amazing facility today. >> my pleasure. >> how long has electric works been around? >> electric works has been in san francisco since the beginning of 2007. we moved here from brisbane from our old innovation. we do printmaking, gallery shows, and we have a fabulous retail store where there are lots of fun things to find. >> we will look at all of that as we walk around. it is incredible to me how many different things you do. how is it you identify that san francisco was in need of all these different services? >> it came from stepping out of
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graduate school in 1972. i wrote a little thing about how this is an idea, how our world should work. it should have printmaking, archiving, a gallery. it should have a retail store. in 1972, i wanted to have art sales, point-of-sale at the grocery store. >> so you go through the manifesto. with the bay area should have. you are making art incredibly accessible in so many different ways, so that is a good segue. let's take a walk around the facilities. here we are in your gallery space. can you tell me about the current show? >> the current show is jeff chadsey. he is working on mylar velum, a smooth, beautiful drawing surface. i do not know anyone that draws
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as well as he does. it is perfect, following the contours and making the shape of the body. >> your gallery represents artists from all over, not just the bay area, an artist that work in a lot of different media. how to use some of what you look for in artists you represent? >> it is dependent on people are confident with their materials. that is a really important thing. there is enough stuff in the world already. >> you also have in his current show an artist who makes sculpture out of some really interesting types of materials. let's go over and take a look at that. here we are in a smaller space. project gallery. >> artists used the parameters of this space to find relationships between the work that is not out in the big gallery. >> i noticed a lot of artists
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doing really site-specific work. >> this is a pile of balloons, something that is so familiar, like a child's balloon. in this proportion, suddenly, it becomes something out of a dream. >> or a nightmare. >> may be a nightmare. >> this one over here is even harder to figure out what the initial material is. >> this is made out of puffy paint. often, kids use it to decorate their clothes. she has made all these lines of paint. >> for the pieces we are looking at, is there a core of foam or something in the middle of these pieces that she built on top of? >> i'm not telling. >> ah, a secret. >> this silver is aluminum foil, crumbled of aluminum foil. her aesthetic is very much that quiet, japanese spatial thing that i really admire.
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their attention to the materiality of the things of the world. >> this is a nice juxtaposition you have going on right now. you have a more established artists alongside and emerging artists. is that something important to you as well? >> very important in this space, to have artists who really have not shown much. now let's look at other aspects of electric works operation. let's go to the bookstore. >> ok. >> in all seriousness, here we are in your store. this is the first space you encounter when you come in off the street. it has evolved since you open here into the most amazingly curious selection of things. >> this was the project for the berkeley art museum. it was -- this is from william wiley's retrospective, when he
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got up onstage to sing a song, 270 people put on the cat. >> it is not just a bookstore. it is a store. can you talk us through some of your favorites? >> these are made in china, but they are made out of cattails. >> these pieces of here, you have a whale head and various animals and their health over there, and they are jewelry. >> we do fund raisers for nonprofits, so we are doing a project for the magic theater, so there are some pretty funny cartoons. they are probably not for prime time. >> you sort of have a kind of holistic relationship where you might do merchandise in the store that promotes their work and practice, and also, prince for them. maybe we should go back and look at the print operation now. >> let's go. >> before we go into the print
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shop, i noticed some incredible items you have talked back here. what are we standing in front of? >> this is william wiley, only one earth. this is a print edition. there are only eight total, and what we wanted to do was expand the idea of printmaking. this is really an art object. there we go. >> besides the punball machine, what do you produce in limited edition? >> there is the slot machine. if you win the super jackpot, you have saved the world. >> what about work? >> the right design, it was three volumes with lithographs in each volume. the cab of count dracula with 20
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lithographs inside and lined with beaver fur. really special. >> let's move on to the print shop. >> ok. the core of what we do is making things. this is an example. this is a print project that will be a fund-raiser for the contemporary music players. we decided to put it in the portfolio so you could either frame at or have it on your bookshelf. >> so nonprofits can come to you, not just visual are nonprofits, but just nonprofits can come to you, and you will produce prints for them to sell, and the profits, they can keep. >> the return on investment is usually four times to 10 times the amount of investment. this is for the bio reserve in mexico, and this is one of the
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artists we represent. >> you also make prints for the artists that you represent. over here are some large prints by a phenomenal artist. >> he writes these beautiful things. anyone who has told you paradise is a book of rules is -- has only appeared through the windows. this is from all over coffee. we are contract printers for all kinds of organizations all across the country. >> thank you very much for showing us around today. i really appreciate you taking the time to let me get better acquainted with the operation and also to share with our "culturewire" team.
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>> good afternoon. i have wanted to say this for some time. thank god for heroes. thank you very much. [applause] thank you for being here this afternoon to do something that is a great, great celebration for our city. last october 19, while driving her daughter to school very early in the morning, she saw a crash, a very horrible crash.
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she decided she would stop. she decided to take a look at what occurred. as she saw the flames and the truck overturned and noticed there was somebody in the street, she stopped her car and got out. she did not hesitate. she went out and pulled somebody out. in danger to herself and she had no hesitation. as a result, she saved somebody's life. in fact, she saved a life of mike, who is here today. thank you. [applause] we have invited her here today, not only to praise her, but we ask that she bring her whole family. one of the things i have been thinking about, personally, we not only wanted to recognize her with our fire commissioners better here today, fire managers
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caught fire chiefs, police chief, and his command staff. they all know what heroes look like and feel like. they wanted to join me in this celebration. i also wanted to tell you -- not only did she act selflessly, but there is something there where you are trying to figure out whether or not you would have done the same thing. to know that she did this by instinct almost, as reported, without concern for her own safety and saving somebody's life, i have to say that i wanted her here. i wanted her family here. a lot of times it's not that you learn this in school or friends. instinct, sometimes, is a
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reflection of your family. thank you very much. [applause] i know you're very proud of your family. when instinct comes -- you look at who brought them up. i think it's a reflection of the family, the values, things they are talked. -- things they are taught. growing up, you learn things that are instinct of character. i wanted to make sure the family got the recognition here today to you are part of her heroism.
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it takes a family to raise somebody who has the right instincts to do what it is. thank you to mike and the royal trucking company for their support. this is the first time you have been able to meet each other. it's a great union. it is what we in san francisco have been so proud of learning and understanding. on behalf of the city and county of san francisco, i want to present to you are signal of being a hero for us and even to our own heroes in our fire department and police department. i want to present to you, on behalf of the city, a signal for us. if i could then present to you -- [applause]
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this award. it is titled, "the city and county of san francisco goods american award presented to kena williams in recognition of your heroism on december 19, 2011." "your city and your mayor is grateful for your courage and bestows this good samaritan award to you today, october 17, 2011." [applause] i present this to you, as well. >> thank you. >> we just gave something here. a new backpack with a lot of goodies in it. ok. now i would like to have the
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fire chief come up. >> i cannot wait to go to school. [laughter] >> thank you very much, mr. mayeor. after we in formally acknowledged last week, a lot of people from the media came up. if i could echo what i said last week -- what you did was phenomenal. it made a huge difference. mike is with us today. i know you two will always have a special bond because of what you did last week. like i said to you, you played a special role, too. you did exactly what your mom told you to do. you state in the car so she could go out and do what she needed to do. a lot of people would not have done that. especially having your daughter in the car -- like the mayor
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said, you did not hesitate. it was instinctive. for that, all of us that where the uniform and have the training are in complete awe of what you did last week. at 22 years old with a 5-year- old daughter, it has got to make you feel good. i can tell what a special bond you have got. you have got your daughter here agree you have your mother, your grandmother, your aunt, and other relatives. i know mike had a chance to talk to you yesterday prove he probably wants to say a few words, as well. i know he loves you. the media will want to talk to you, as well. people were inspired by your story. it's incredible. thank you very much, on behalf of the members of the san francisco fire department. we really appreciate it. the chief appreciate it, as
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well. we are tr training or the equipment. you did it. it's an honor to know you. [applause] >> in addition to our commissioners on the fire commission and our command staff, i also want to thank the supervisor for being here, and the royal trucking company mike was working with and is working for, and their support for kena , as well. would you like to say a few words? >> of course. >> all right. >> good afternoon, everybody. in here. i am really thankful you guys are giving me -- everyone is
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proud of me, even people who do not even know me. i'm grateful for my family and for everybody. mike, i'm glad you're all right. that was my main concern. i really appreciate you guys so much. i am so overwhelmed right now. i am very thankful and grateful. that is all i really have to say. [laughter] i love everybody and i love you. even if i did not know you, still came out to help you. i did not know who you were or nothing like that. in a good hearted person. i prayed the whole time i was getting you. i am glad you are standing and i am really grateful. >> thank you. >> come on up, mike. >> i am not much of a speaker.
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for some reason, at that particular moment, this beautiful lady decided to stop. to me, she is my guardian angel. if she had not have stopped, i do not know what would have happened. i know i would have been there by myself and alone. i really do not know. god bless you. you will always be in my heart. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you, again, to the family, for having such a wonderful daughter and a wonderful san francisco citizen. thank you very much. thank you.
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- supervisor chu captioned by the national captioning institute supervisor campos: good morning, everyone. we may want to change the finance committee label on the television. this is the sentences go county transportation authority plans and programs committee.
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[unintelligible] we have been joined by commissioner david cheiu. we want to thank the members of the rest of titis -- as a tv step for joining in the meaning. >> item #one. -- item #two. approve the minutes of the september 20, 2011 meeting. this is an action item. supervisor campos: if we can take that, without objection? can the clerk please call for item number three? >> item #3. citizens advisory committee report.
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supervisor campos: 90. >> [inaudible] there are three items. cac at it's last meeting reported on 7 items. item #4, before us today, bicycle-related requests.