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to this, we've obviously if you've been out in front of a civic center plaza, you've seen our pavement settlement, we know that the plaza has not received a good maintenance program so we've worked with recreation and parks department and the department of public works to do the initial studies and we've gotten recreation parks department to be awarded $1.5 million to do the work over the next two years to fix that pavement. so that's the big picture. this is what we've been awarded. as i said this is for the next fiscal years, that's $11.5 million. with matching funds we're easily at 15 with ada improvements that's separate from construction jobs. okay.
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any questions? >> thank you very much. council members, chip. >> yes, please. hi john paul. this was a comprehensive report and a lot of numbers flying around, but i was -- i wanted to ask about the general hospital situation. will that entire campus be ada compliant when you're finished with this or certain buildings? >> we have many different programs going on at the same time. some of the buildings are 1920s and there's no way to make them completely ada compliant. so what we have to do is burial removal. where we have public services, programs for the public, we're bringing those all into accessibility. the patient rooms will move to the new hospital and all of those have useable,
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accessibility. there's full patient rooms. we're leaving, for example, the mental health services so we're going in there to make accessible showers and toilets as apart of our work. the university of california is doing work. they're spending millions of dollars at the statement time but they focus their money on where they have their training programs because that's a training hospital and so -- we're able to get a lot of other public functions made accessible by them. so when you look at it, we're not going to have a truly ada compliant facility. that will be billions of dollars but we'll have an accessible building. just building five and putting in toilets, we're trying to be very strategic in what we're doing so we're not putting a toilet in that will become
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someone's office. we know that clinics will migrate in, so we want to make sure that the toilets we're doing right now becomes the public toilet through that clinic. it's crafty work, but we're very happy with how things are going. it has taken a lot of work. we started on this in 2004. >> am i correct in hearing that you the patient experience of general hospital will improve greatly? >> yes. >> that is the first priority? >> yes. >> okay. thank you. >> we want to be able to create accessible working environments as well. >> is there any more council members? seeing that there's no council members, staff. >> thank you i just like to
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make maybe two quick comments. one is that i think we all lost a little bit of ground during the economic down turn and the city had to reset some priorities at that time, but i really do feel with the recent commitment to the capital planning program that the city has really stepped up to fund this very important work at the levels that are necessary and i think that is due really in large part to john paul advocacy and also his incredibly efficient project management. i've spoken to the planning staff and they see the mod projects actually as a model for how you should identify a project, then do a feasible study and then the design and the construction so you really move a project over multiple years, but always with the best of information so that you get the best bang for your buck so i want to thank you
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john paul scott for your really excellent work on this project. >> is there anyone on the bridge line? >> no. >> thank you very much. is there any public comment? >> i'm walter park again. a question more than a comment. glad to here about the comprehensiveness about this. ada was passed in 1990 and the law said three years and we're probably going to be done first. my question -- i'm not sure why money is going into recreation and park seeming that they have $60 million for capital expenditures. there's entire states that don't have
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that much money for capital spending over a decade and it doesn't focus on the lowest income people of low income. what's happening with curbs. we're nine years into a ten year plan, i'm sure there was a cut back since 2008 and it's a disaster, but how far are we from finishing that and when do we expect the curb grounds to be up to specks? thanks. >> for the chair, is it okay if i make a brief answer on that to public comment? >> it's a very good point that you raise mr. park about the curb grant program. and i think the curb grant program could take up a very large agenda report and i like to suggest to the council that we consider that at one of your
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executive meeting to have a complete presentation on the curb ramp program, but just some numbers. we did have the economic down turn but after the 2008 down turn we had a paving bond and the paving bond was of three years duration and including curb ramps not only as streets are repaved because when you go through an intersection and you repave you have the obligation to upgrade all the curb ramps at that intersection. but they're ada funded that's driven by our request that we receive from members of the public and physically from members of the public with disabilities and the funding over three years was running approximately $4.5 million just for the mod, ada
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transition plan work and the actual amount for curb ramp construction was far greater than that of magnitudes of three or four so i would appreciate a more comprehensive report coming from the recreation and we'll provide information to tell you how long it will take to complete this project. >> my recollection there were 22,000 curb ramp either installations or modification. it's my looking at dpw website, they got a number of $35,000. my question is more about the numbers of curb ramps that are complying and non comply nothing the dollar amount. the dollar amounts are the largest single public works project in this. it's probably $2 million. >> rather than engaging in
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public comment, i can insure you when we put those reports that you've requested, you'll see the magnitude of the process made and the trajectory of how we're going to reach our final goal of having curb ramps at every single corner >> thanks. >> thank you. is there any more public comment? okay. seeing that there is no more public comment, we would just like to have public comment on any item on the -- not on the agenda today but within the jurisdiction of the mod. so is there any public comment. yes. please. come on walter.
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>> i was going to show you a picture but i probably won't find it in the next ten seconds. as long as i'm here i might as well use my time widely. >> amen. >> an issue that is emerging is electric vehicle charging stations. they're kind of not very visible yet because they've gotten a few thousand electrical vehicles in california but the plan is to have millions as soon as possible and we do also have thousands of electrical charges places in california which shocks me. and san francisco has got a ton of them. we have them right out front of course and in civic center garage and all our ucf campuses and all over the place. they're not
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accessible. the machine itself, you know, there's a kind of a post, it has what has a hose sticking out the side and that's the connection. the machine i think it fine. i think the manufacturer has done their fact and it's easy to use for someone in a wheelchair. i don't think we're talking about blind people and others with disabilities, however the charging all happens in parking spaces. state govern's office of opr which is the office of planning and research produced a guideline which doesn't really require the ada minimum nor does it address california building code minimum for parking spaces or for any special feature that the public uses either in a private accommodation or in something that is city funded. the ones out front, look at them when
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you leave. there's three. there's no place for someone to get out of their car or van because they're regular sized parking space without accessible parking spaces. the code i read have to provide accessibility and we have an odd situation right here that the sidewalk slants down right at the edge as you're approaching karlton street from the underground parking lot that's underneath that parking lot. there's a curb and there's no curb ramp. if you went up to the cross centsing to the front of the steps and went back to the cable, i asked a friend in a wheelchair, what would you do at this point. she said i would throw it in the street by my car and go
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back around and take it off the sidewalk and stick it in my car. unfortunately the street is below the reach range. we've got a few hundreds of these. i don't know which ones have permits but i would like to know who issued the permits. i think you need a public policy. it does not allow new tech companies to do what they like under the california building code. okay. thank you. >> exactly. thank you very much. >> to the chair if i have an opportunity to respond. we would be pleased to have the opportunity to make a presentation before the mayor's disability council at a future meeting to describe and to tell you in greater detail about the different policies and recommendations that our office has specifically about electric
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vehicle charging stations. there isn't a law that sets the standards for the stations but we understand that we need to develop stations and something that is clear in the building code or the ada so i would suggest it would be great to have the opportunity to agenda on this and tell you about the good work. >> they remind me of the destination based elevator where the technology got out there before the regulations did and san francisco got right out in front and published regulations and they're being used around the state and i think we need to do it here. >> thank you. i've asked tanya to read our upcoming meetings please. thank you. get your
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mic. >> i'm going to read the mayor's disability council upcoming meetings, july and august of 2013. the mayor's disability council will meet on friday july the 19th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. city hall room 400, 1 dr. carlton place san francisco california 94102. the mda executive committee meeting will be tuesday july 23rd, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. city hall room 421, 1 dr. carlton place, san francisco california 94102. the mdc disability preparedness committee friday, no meeting in july. the disability disaster committee now meets every other month.
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the mbc physical access committee will meet on friday august the 9th 2013 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. market street first floor san francisco california 94103. the mayor's disability council they will be no council meeting in august. instead we'll have a council leadership development session on monday august 26th 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. city hall room 34, 1 dr. carlton place san francisco california 94102. the mdc executive committee meeting will meet on tuesday august the 20th, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. city hall room 421, 1 dr.
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carlton place san francisco california 94102. and i think you can turn to -- on the internet for common/mdc upcoming meetings. >> thank you very much. information team, any correspondence? >> yes, cochair wilson. there was one piece of correspondence letter from wendy which should have been in your packet today and i would check with our staff if there is any other correspondence to bring to their attention. >> it's that one piece. >> we did receive a hand out from an earlier public speaker
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and it was received here in the meeting today. >> okay thank you. >> let's make sure we have a copy to scan. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. i'm sorry, i did not close public comment. so i'm closing public -- seeing that no one has public comment, i'm closing public comment. is there any announcements? i just wanted to announce one, august 10th at the main library stories of hope and recovery. and it starts from 11:00 until 1:00 at the -- not the main library, sorry, bay view branch library. the new library in the bayou.
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you can go to any public library, they'll give you information on any of their libraries here in the city. so you can do that and don't forget the mayor's office on disabilities house celebration friday july 26th. is there any discussions or any last teams -- yes, tanya. >> for the meeting for tomorrow, what is that address? that's at 10:00 a.m. >> the address for the better market street work shop tomorrow july 20th is the main library 100 larkin street and the meeting will be in the
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correct auditorium. it starts at 10:00 a.m. and goes until 12:30. >> 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 >> thank you. >> did you you get all of that. >> i'm dyslexic. >> it's okay. so is there any more last minute comments from the council members, any questions? is there anybody on the bridge line? no. is there any staff? okay. i would like to first apologize to the public because we are ending early. and usually we don't like to end early. we like to utilize this time, but today
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we're on time, everyone. i would like to thank the public for coming out to our meeting today and if you were gone early, we just ended a little bit earlier. next time we'll be here until 4:00 p.m. apologize. seeing that there's no more public comment, if there's nothing else from the staff, you guys you we will not be here in august, we'll be back in september. you guys have a nice rest of the summer and thank you for coming to the mayor's office on disabilities today. thank you. council, sorry. thank
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you and welcome to the mayor's disability council. welcome to the july meeting, you guys. wow, it's already july. we're in the middle of the year. we're going to have welcome introduction and role call by denise. >> thank you. good afternoon and welcome to the mayor's disability council this friday july 19th, 2013 in room 400 of san francisco city hall. city hall is accessible to person's using wheelchair and other
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devices. wheelchair access is provided at the maccal ster ramp via ramp. wheelchair access at the poke street carton b is temporary interrupted due to repairs. we appreciate your patience during this time and ask that you use any of the remaining entrances when visiting city hall. listening devices are available and our meeting is opened, captioned and sign language ininterpreter receipted. our agenda is available in large print and braille. ask staff for assistant. to be respectful, everyone's ability to focus on the presentations, please either turn off all mobile phones and pda's or change set those devices to vibrate mode. your corporation is appreciated. we welcome the
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public's participations during public comment and you may complete a speaker card or call 415-554-9632. a staff person will handle to speak at the appropriate time. the mayor's council disability meeting are the third friday of the month. there's a regular -- there will not be a regular council meeting in august. council members will participate instead in a leadership development work shop which will take place on august 26th, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 a.m. san francisco hall room 34 and the public is welcome to attend. call the mayor's office on disability for further information or to request
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accommodation at 4-155-554-6789 that's voice or tty. 451-554-6799. a reminder to all our guest to speak slowly into the microphone to assist our captioners and ininterpreters, we thank you for joining us. >> the reading and approval of the agenda by heather. >> can i have permission to do role call first. >> i'm new at this, still. yes thank you. >> kostchel. >> present. >> urgett. >> present. >> council member kostanian. >> present. >> council member -- >> council member senhaux. >> present. >> council member wong.
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absent. >> council member wong, absent. >> excused absence. they called. okay. item welcome introduction role call. item two, action, reading and approvele. item 4 is -- it's not on the jurisdiction. each speaker is limited to three minutes. >> report from the chair. item 5 information item report from the director of the mayor's office on disability. >> item 6 information item report from the department of building inspection and senior and disability action on the implementation of the single
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room occupancy grab bar ordinance, presentation by rosemary bosque, chief housingen speck tore and tony robles senior and disability action. >> public comment is welcome. they'll be a break. the council will take a ten minute break. >> item 7, action item discussion, possible action to adopt a resolution regarding guiding principals for the construction and maintenance of affordable and accessible housing for seniors and people with disabilities. public comment is welcome. >> item 8 information item, report of the disability disaster prepared in this committee and the exercise which took place on may 15th 2013. presentation by council members denise. item 9 information item. summary
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report of upcoming 2014 and 2015 status of current projects. deputy director for physical access on mayor's disability office. item 10, public comment. items not on today's agenda but within the jurisdiction. and each speaker is limited to three minutes. item 11, information item correspondence and item 12. item 13 adjourned. >> we'll take public comment and the first individual is
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john allic pole. thank you. yes, my name is john and i'm the vice chair of the pedestrian safety advisory committee. on it i hold the seat for senior and disability organizations. i report to you that i was involved in a city event regarding the better market streets that occurred on wednesday the 17th. and at this event i posed a question which i seek your advice when there was a form to ask me and all participants of what ideas we had on the redevelopment of market street, is this within the parameters of the law or common sense for there to be accessible pedestrian signals stationed on the island for public transport to cross over from the island or the median
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to the curve of the sidewalk? would that affect anyone else or impair anyone else's mobility? sense that was a question regarding what previous events i've been to regarding pedestrian and bicycle safety and people are disabilities, not being aware that bicyclist are coming through. would this device assist people crossing the street from a public island over to the curb or not. that's my one question, thank you. >> thank you. up next we have herbert winer. >> herbert community stakee