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amendment and seconded by supervisor cowen. can we take those amendments without objection. any further comments. supervisor avalos >> yes. i would like to commit very briefly. i want to make a few tuesday's in people who were structural i stroourm. first of all, i want to thank my staff in my officer who has done a lot of work and to usher through the state we're at renew. i think that, you know, i'd be flying blind often if i didn't have my staff so i want to thank you for that. also in my office another intern in the office just got emphasis
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law degree and thank you so much for your work. and i want to thank the city attorney thank you for your great work. i want to thank all the legislative aids especially in supervisor kim's office ivy chang in particular and other folks from norman yees office. the finance committee and for bringing this issue before us. a lot of organizations have a part of them (calling names) many of our labor partners and local 2 and i've heard from the labor council and communities united against violence and the
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domestic violence consortium and the asian law caucus i don't know your full name and there are many, many other organizations that are part of this effort thank you for standing together. across our deprives immigrant community it's a testament to how power our community is to get that kind of unit thank you. it's truly been an honor to work on that legislation >> thank you supervisor avalos. >> thank you very much. good afternoon, everyone. as an early supporter of this ordinance i want to recognize supervisor avalos he said to me ♪ his office this is going to be a big deal and i applaud you are
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inform your leadership. i believe that a aviate majority - you know we've got to find a better word than undocumented but nevertheless, that policy will provide people with protection. i too want to acknowledge the amazing staff time that's been dedicated and andrew has been mentioned in my office and others. i want to acknowledge some of the nonprofit organizations and cfos that helped me to process this information. thank you ladies and some of our allies and also want to acknowledge the equal rights commission i don't see any here
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but i want to mention them. i spent a lot of time talking about with the african advocacy and thank you for caring and having a kind encouraging word. thank you >> thank you. any final comments. the youth commission also weighed in on this ordinance and to make sure we have separate an ordinance plan to the immigrant communities we have the san francisco immigration legal defense and education that would be a outreach to make sure that people are being for the record of their rights as residents of san francisco. and also the city attorney want
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to make sure we're informing people of their rights >> unless there are any final comments. >> supervisor farrell. fraerl i. supervisor kim >> kim i. spraifr mary >> marie. supervisor weaning i. and supervisor avenue loss and a supervisor breed. supervisor campos. campos i. and supervisor horrify ordinance is passed on the first reading. (clapping) (laughter) (clapping)
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(chanting). (chanting) >> thank you very much we willing optional have a minute
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of bus to do at this time. >> mr. vice president today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following beloved individuals on behalf of the supervisor wiener and on behalf of important o of supervisor cowen. >> madam clerk any more business in front of the body. >> that concludes it. and i want to thank the staff and unless there's no more business lainl we are adjourned for
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>> hi. welcome to san francisco. stay safe and exploring how you can stay in your home safely after an earthquake. let's look at common earthquake myths. >> we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. we have 3 guest today. we have david constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take
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any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that dogs are aware of an impending earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of small vibrations. but yes, i read extensively that dogs cannot realize earthquakes. >> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the weather in a daily or weekly
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cycle. there is no relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth. >> how about time of day? >> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were lucky and when they don't. it's terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have one. >> how about the ground swallowing people into the ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it bumps up and you get a ground
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fracture but it's not something that opens up and sucks you up into haddes. >> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of damage, but this myth that california is going to the ocean is not real. >> southern california is moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the million year cycle, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy
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challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco.
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>> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design. >> i have heard about this thing called the triangle of life and up you are supposed to go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ? >> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if you are in school, same thing, kitchen same thing. if you happen to be in your bed, and you rollover your bed, it's not a bad place to be. >> the reality is when we have a major earthquake the ground shaking so pronounced that you are not going to be able to get up and go anywhere. you are pretty much staying where you are when that earthquake hits. you are not going to be able to stand up and run with gravity.
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>> you want to get under the door frame but you are not moving to great distances. >> where can i buy a richter scale? >> mr. richter is selling it. we are going to put a plug in for cold hardware. they are not available. it's a rather complex. >> in fact we don't even use the richter scale anymore. we use a moment magnitude. the richter scale was early technology. >> probably a myth that i hear most often is my building is just fine in the loma prieta earthquake so everything is fine. is that true ? >> loma prieta was different. the ground acceleration here
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was quite moderate and the duration was moderate. so anyone that believes they survived a big earthquake and their building has been tested is sadly mistaken. >> we are planning for the bigger earthquake closer to san francisco and a fault totally independent. >> much stronger than the loma prieta earthquake. >> so people who were here in '89 they should say 3 times as strong and twice as long and that will give them more of an occasion of the earthquake we would have. 10 percent isn't really the threshold of damage. when you triple it you cross that line. it's much more
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damage in earthquake. >> i want to thank you, harvey, thanks pat for okay. our final speaker is a friend a friend to the business community. a man who understands was it take to a create a job which is an investment. mayor ed lee is a person who have's brought a lot of stability to san francisco especially, after steady eddy were because ed has a background in administration and being tasked what getting things done and maneuvering through the san francisco policies. so to talk about the future of san francisco from the mayors prospective and the city's prospective in relationship to continue to build our economy i
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want to introduce the mayor of the great city and county of san francisco. mayor ed lee (clapping) >> thank you. thank you for that introduction and good morning, everyone. i know you've gotten a lot of statistics their not only interesting and accurate but very guiding for what we need to do. thank you greg costco and bob and all of the members of san francisco chamber of commerce for extending this invitation and it's great to see a lot of the officials and the department heads to make sure and insure our cities skews. before i get started i want to take another moment to acknowledge and thank the men
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and women who over the past several weeks fought california's third largest wildfire the rim fire up in yosemite. and among those fighters the fire was our san francisco firefighters who stood alongside other fire department's across the country navigate over 5 thousand people fighting the fire. and, of course, the staff and crews of the public utilities commission helped and that helped and water industry. i'm proud of their work and while we're grateful everyday for our first responders who risk their lives to protect and serve and for our police
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officers and firefighters who lost their lives years ago it's important we reflect on that. and certainly for our city. we've had our own including the rim fire the police and, of course, the fire department were there the first responders on a crash that will stick with me. we're living in an extraordinary city and you can is new year it that a lot of our residents are back to work. when we took office on january lifting our unemployment rates was 9 and a half percent today's it's 5.5 percent. this streamer important year our
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city netted over thirty thousand additional jobs and think about what the professor said about the multipleer effects. it's not just one industry we're seeing board based job growth at every sector off our city is growing and beating the industry. we're successful because we've created the conditions that give the investors and enterprise in our city to innovative and grow and create jobs whether or not their neighborhood or small business owner or international firms or other companies. well, here's a new stat. since 2011, 2023.6 million secret of office space -
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23.6 million square feet that's 34 trans america pyramids put together. while we're licking lucky it's not all luck. navigate over the last 2 1/2 years we built the infrastructure of our city. where did we do that? let's see we worked together to create enlightenment for jobs and attracting businesses and making the san francisco the innovation capita of the world. we worked together to build homes by providing verifies with the conversation treating e creating a housing trust fund and a working with our zoning and planning department and
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rezoning aspects of our city and creating a fund for permanent housing and we can be insure we don't have poverty housing. we want all san franciscans that be living side to side. we're working together to support our young people through our summer job program by investing in 0 our skuldz and making historic investment in our budget for the san francisco unified school district. we've worked together to strengthen our neighborhoods through our innovates that's focused on 25 commercial districts throughout the city providing loans and phil vacancies and retaining the strength in the local business. we've worked hard to reenvision
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our waterfront with mixed seawall lots and 4 pier and, of course, we'll welcome in the gotten state warriors back home thanks for itself leadership of folks working with argue port and a city planners. a derelict pier will be transformed that will bring thousands of people out to enjoy our waterfront. we worked to get with our community. we created the transit city plan that incorporates gov. both businesses and neighborhood for places to work with open shops and more and the development community has imbraced that with
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5 office buildings adjacent to the transit center. we've worked together i get the theme now? to fund roads and parks and libs and asking san francisco voters to invest they're hard earned dollars to build infrastructure to help families skewed. we've worked together to make san francisco the gateway to china and beyond. through china that sf it's a partnership for economic development we've attracted 2090 imply companies to 90 san francisco and we're setting our sites on latin listen to this latino sf. we've worked together to rebuild
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our 70 san with 5 hospitals, of course, our san francisco gunmen e general i'll be asking you for more help with furniture. of course, c pmc chinese hospital and uc san francisco. we've worked together to fix our that deficit with reform and 5 years planning all of which has maintained our strong bond rating and this summer we're going to tangle our health care obligation. well, it's bogging because of our layers focus on the infrastructure of our economy that that has allowed us to become the faster growing state
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not new york or los angeles but we cannot have done that without the san francisco chamber of commerce and without our business community that has vifrtd in our city in helping me create those jobs everyday. so, now this is not the time to rest in our success. i think it's time that we double down on our success by focusing and tackling with more vigor and more resolve by looking over that horizon to see what else we should be doing. this is not a buckle ladies and gentlemen. that first city college we're going to save city he college period no, ifs or maybe so it's too important to give up open
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our students or training of our workforce in the future. it's the fit and second the affordable care act is important. we're focused in marking our residents and encouraging resident to purchase affordable insurance via the california marketplace but we need to provide guidance to our local businesses how it integrates namely the health care security ordinance. this is a complicated policy issue that's why i've ask you to serve on our council with barbara garcia and many others. we'll lead a data process so we can make informed policy positions and file the gaps of
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everyone so we can all be covered. we're san francisco we're going to be a model for that prelims. i want to close with a few thoughts. people as me it is good economy going to continue? how are we going to extend the prosperity that so many of our enterprise part of the answer is the everyday decision by each of you to keep investing 90 in our city. yes investing in businesses and start up and innovative ideas but investing in our young people, our schools and community and neighborhood organizations. san francisco is the greatest
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city in the world not just because of our bay and at all beautiful buildings but our human talent we know is at the heart of our success. so i ask you help us save city college and help us rebilled and reimage our bettered education for our children. help us higher young people making our neighborhoods safer and stronger. i ask you to get involved and volunteer and i ask you to help with more resources to be able to do this. that's how we're going to be able to sustain this economic recovery and extend our prosperity we'll be able to continue to build the infrastructure structure for our
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city today and tomorrow. thank you very much >> good morning and welcome to the san francisco county of transportation authority. a nooichldz jonah loss the chair of the transportation authy.