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bear with me. i'm going to invite everyone else to put their mark on the asian as well. i am going to kick us off first. do not arrest me. i am sorry, nick. no pressure. i am a big fan of staches, so i will start with a beautiful sta che. while i do this, i want to invite -- stick around, is going to get there. how about that? jay, nick, mayor, please come up and put your mark on the asian. akiko, tony, please come and make your mark.
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please come up and put your mark on the asian. > gd morning and welco to e relarly-scheduled meeting of the city operations and neighborhood services committee.
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can you please read item number two? >> hearing with the san francisplic util agenthe department of public works, planning dertment, san francisco municipal planning street light plan and eview the way inuding streetlit matenance and reliability the system of sponding to and addressing street light outages, "an you, madam clerk. -- >> thank you, madam crk. one, we will continue this item.
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foquite some time ont state ofth stet lights and the challenges that we have and resolve thsituation. none of us anticipated that we come the firs im,o i woul request that the item be continued o monday, june 4th, at10:00 a.mand request that it be placed first on the agenda. >> that would be a special meeting but we will do that. thais e moti. like to open it up to public comment o the item.
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jt this item, not the street lights. affects everyone including the senior. since the seniors are here, maybe they should hear a little bit about street lighting. really, we do not know who maintains the polls. we do not know a precise wa b the hearing will be continued i d suggest that theoard of outreach and do some outreach to the ioff so at they know more abou these ights, ghts, how the puc and pg&e,
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how are they going to fix the problem, especially in the areas where the senio walk and it is s continue this item but make sure that you have focused our thank you. >> thank you. continue this to a special meeting, june 4th, ase first it onthe agenda. >> kw.jection? -- . >> are ther any departments at arehere, could you please check again. >> please read item number one. >> heang tdetein how the departments are reparing for the projected surge in the senior population in san anci us byour colleague, supervisor
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olague. this is your hearing, your show. >> we do have a lot of people who are here to speak so i will keep these very brf basilly, iust wand to assess the situation that is going on out there as it relates to the issues that affect senior that persons living with disabilities. issues affect senior and a sk force came out of that. e also have had heings in the past year, the senior that chick networparticipatg in and the issues that affect seniors that live in single room occupancy hotels. now, finally, treis an
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francisco seniors and adults with disabilities that the department of agg and adult servis published this year. it is time to assess the information out there and find on a deeper level. collaborate funding is a constant issue. some fol mentioned thate cod come up with a policy statement that had to do with the rights o seniors an persons living wi disabilities here in san francisco. this is a conversation that is ongoing and one, given the fact most populous city in the next 10 years. there will be more seniors living in san francisco than any other ci in california. hopefully this will not just be
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a conversation abt will lead to action and we ave great partners he, the part of aging and adult services, human seices agencies. also, bringing people here, along with community svis, the senior tion network. i am planning -- happy to be part of the conversation and will look for a solution. since we ave the commission, i don'see the needo establish a task force. we should certainly look for some ways of how we can collaborate better beyond what we already do. so, that ing said, i would fom n ages serces.
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> good rning anyo coalition of encieservi we're looking at the changing demographi ofthcity's population of seniors. he collaboration focuses on seing this population. mmber consirthemselves real rtrs wit the city and county of san francisco. citere closely on rtments to s wt their plans are for serving the growing population. all is not as they want departments will have to look at thisgrowinneed. finally, ecause we consider
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ourselve rea partners wi the city and county of san francisco, we would like to look at the strgles that they o through to onti funding thes services that we provide and the cost of doing business. think you very mu and i loo other conituent >thank you. next, we will hear from the humanancies department. >> i will set ua power point st ooment. i erse planning and human services agency which is the mbrella agency.
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every four years, the department aging and adult services is required to conduct the needs assessment of seniors in san francisco. we just recently completed it and at the end of this, we will ha a ink to our website where it can be found in its entirety and it is well over 100 pages. the seconddrills down to specific needs. about the demographics of seniors in san francisco an how they're changing. i need to talk about the economic cte. on this is the growth with persons of college education as we have transitioned to a knowledge economy. of course, as more people with
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education come into the city, they make up more money and they drive up the prices of housing. francisco. this shows the migration by age in san francisco between 1990 and 2010. the bars on the left. we can see where we have lost a number of our children and we have the lowest number of children of any nation. that has enormous consequences. people have raised their children here and their adult children cannot afford to live here and raise our own families
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and this has a tremendous sense of isolation. you will find in san francisco, the numbers of seniors to have a relative living within 20 minutes time as about half of that the other thing we will see is the increase of young adults, particularly persons between the ages of 45-64. this is not the time when people are particularly raising children. we also have a loss starting at age 65. when people retire, that often move to more affordable to be spent when we talk about the tsunami, it is important to remember there are undercurrents there.
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this is likely to be the population that will be public services. >> and i just ask one question, it seems to strike me and we ar. one of the things at they have to resolve, talking about the sannc tve be il areot.tay ere e "if they have had tove, that puts a reattrain the so tt w-- sety net we're trying to provide. >> absolutely. i will show a sign that will reinforce that. this is where seniors in san francisco live base in the 2010 census. they are reallspread all over
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the city. particularly the chinatown area. one of the things i want to point out is this issue of isolation which is not confined to one demographic or one in income growth. off -- if this was to show the proportion of seniors, then west portal. it is not these issues of isolation. these are not just confined to low income persons, they affect all seniors in san francisco. this is the slide that addresses your concerns.
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you will see that san francisco has twice the number of recipients. this goes to the issue of requiring public sector support. >> in your age immigration, h growth and reduction different will wee t same growth in these areas? >> well, f yrdemogrhicsareomewt. fhad put it this 2000 census up there, it would he been at
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bauble. we typically see increases among older adults. weatherpersons are now in their 50's will continue to live here once they retire is a different question. many of them may leave the city for a more affordable area. >> right, but for our planning purposes, going out into 2012. what do you anticipate in terms of the population? would grow at this pace? what are you assuming in your estimates? >> so, san francisco is quite limited geographically, so we are talking about absolutely zero some changes in population. i would expect to continue to see people of middle-age coming into the city and city and leade time of retirement and persons who are seniors and in their
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older years now, staying in san francisco. they may be the ones that have their house is paid off, and they will continue to stay in the city. i have not done the kinds of projections. this compares our seniors to other counties in cifornia, to the state and united states. we are ready out more seniors than other counties. when i talk about eniors, i am talking about people aged 60 and above. so we already have 19 percent signed. any increase in older persons is cord to be very significant for san francisco, because we already have a greater number than other counties. so we already have 19%.
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thc ends among the seniors in san francisco. growing number of pacific islanders. do this again, no doubt the age of pacific islander trend would be higher than the white population. they are now about even. this is consistent with long- erm trends in the city. if you notice, the number of latinos has gone up slightly. they tend to be a younger population i the city, as do african-americans. this has tremendous implications for ervices inhe city. the show's english fluency. persons who are older, almost a third have limited english proficiency. much different from the rest of the state where 70% are white.
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here, they're much more likely to be immigrants and limited english proficiency. i want to speak specifically about poverty. this showsthearty rate amongst seniors. the largest proportion our asian-pacific islanders and whites. as a proportion ofsenio, the african american community has a higher rate of poverty. >> the african american patn yoarreferring to, where o most of em live? presiding stlyn ble usgortheir own homes? to go right now it is a mix. w're doing an analysis on public housi r n. one of the thing'indi
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seven inpubl delopments, there are quite a number of older people in the are oen theplac the n affordo live in san francisco. hose are definitely big as. in the western addition, a large number of senior public housing. in san francisco, the safety net in terms of income is much more ssi than temporary aid to needy families. this shows our rate to the 10 lge cou you see that we are almost a quarter or a third higher than the next highest in terms of ssi recipients. in large part, this is due to
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the number of immigrants to come in the later years and not able to recruit -- recur enough to get social security. on the right, there are two types of ssi. blind and disabled persons and for seniors. this is the statewide distribution on the right. it shows the majority of recipients are under the blind and disabled program. on the left, as applied chart for san francisco were the majority of recipients are, for seniors. this is a map were older persons receiving ssi live. chinatown, north beach. chinatown in the upper right.
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this has tremendous significance f p services, because poverty interact with each quite a bit. this is california health information survey that is done periodically. it is a phone survey and asks san franciscans of them abou those that are lower income are much more likely to have health issues than older persons. i will speak briefly about there are 54,000 seniors with disabilities, and 34,000 young for adults withisabils. i want to point out the wrote showing african americans are much re disproportionate in terms of having disabilities.
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either as younger adults or seniors. almost half of older african- americans have some form of disability. this is where ssi recipients of the blind and disabled category lived in san francisco. tenderloin is the highest concentration. that is where there is affordable housing for persons living on ssi and accessible transportation. the nes assessment discuss a number of different populations, including veterans, homeless seniors, seniors and public housing is described at length. i do not have time today to go through all of them. wanted to pick just one and emphasize the impact of the recession on seniors.
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nationwide seniors lost 18% of their wealth during the recession. a number of seniors working today exceeds that of young adults for the first time in history. i also want to point out that a quarter of persons etween t ages of 65-74 in san francisco are working, and they are reducing the' one-stop employment centers. that concludes my comments. i have a list of for the full needs assessment can be found. if you go to the san francisco human services agency, you will find it in the reports link. >>peor olague: want
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research yo rh. there. d continue theesearch ne fa th was very morning was the fact that so many senrs aaving to sk employme, because they lost a lot of theirtince during theecon. around the afcan-ameran pulationnd veryelli. portionate number a >> going back to the employment, this multiple systems, not just the department of agency. they do not just affect families peop in ancisco. >> that is what i think was
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fact that ere was broad across the economic ran that surving an taying, wch has always been a goal of adult being ed that isconsntly >> can you send me an electronic version of that presentaon? to kosher. . thank you. >> [inaudible kp my comments brief, because i am here mostly to listen toda and i see that we have a very full house, and a lot of stories to hear. agencies serving the elderly for framing t agency that
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the right to live independently the community but access to supportiveerces is civil rights hat is affmeby t olmsted desi issu by e sueme cour it also makes good sense when seniors and people with disabilities have a chance department that they not onlyr have a higher quality of life and community activities, t serves are significantly lower than housing someone in an institution like a nursi care they have the potential to be an incredibly efficient place to live if we can harnthe our new buildings have elevators in public trsptaon sys and the
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edicated twk ofprofi seice providers and city agencies. our need is great if we're going to meet theotenti, and we in-home supportive services, and these services ar a risk due to proposed at the ate vel. we need, most importantly perhaps, more accsie and affordable housing. t ls of redelopment funds means we do not have as many resources to construct aorbl housing, and thcost continues to skyrocket in the for-profit sector, driving want to e housing and become homeless -- homeless. , your mental health needs become much more complex. now is not the time to cut funding, now is the opportunity to invest in fr