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incentivize working together. it not about working in silence anymore. these are challenging conversations where we are challenging the sector, non-profit, school district and city departments and we want to engage in a positive way to really ensure that we are doing the best by our constituents. thank you. >> thank you and congratulations again on 40 years serving our city. >> i hope you are coming. >> i don't think commissioner mendoza is going to be able to make it. >> before i turn it over to policy, maybe i will discuss briefly what louis skipped over is the promise zones. that's what we are working on with various city agencies and commissioner mendoza and others
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to develop this proposal that is really about integrating federal funds both from the department of education, from hud, from doj, you make the it. they are all working in the same way that we are trying to collaborate on the ground, they are trying to do the same thing at the federal agencies level in these communities that are in high poverty. so they will be working on improving affordable housing and improving educational opportunities. part of the it is like working on the ground with organizations to cut the red tape to facilities working with federal programs. actually on the ground, supervisor in those communities to navigate both the regulatory and bureaucratic barriers and access to fund. it a designation and not tied to any specific money. but you will
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receive a designation as a promised zone which gives you some benefits and future application. they are going to designate over the communities in those 4 years and there will be about 5. this will be tax incentives to build into it and hiring and investing in these zones and also provide access that further the goals of job creation and reduction and violent crime. quite a few thing that are coming down pike that we are looking at to ensure the sustainability and further collaboration. with that, i will turn it over to chris brown from policy link. >> good afternoon. in the interest of timeless me know if
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i should provide more information. >> dive in. >> policy link holds the mission promise neighborhood institute and looking at the question of sustainability and making sure the state and national programs are advanced. my particular role serving in our dc office in washington to make sure we interface in congress and ensure the program continues to receive funding. the mission promise neighborhood is contingent on funds and that is an initial ask and priority for us to make sure we advocate properly for the program, lifting up the san francisco and success of the folks of the neighborhoods here in san francisco and across the country. we represent all 60
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members of the cohort or the network of folks that we assist with planning and implementation grants as well as those who are high scoreers in application grants who are ramping up who receive federal funding. my colleague, pat reese will come up and talk about the federal program and seek to ensure the program is more of a permanent fix you are at the department through authorization. there is a few pieces of legislation at congress to ensure the program is authorized. the only viable to ensure that it gets embedded
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in the education act that congress can move something in this direction. we are part of that panel. one of our champions of program, har kins is the chair of the committee who authors that piece of legislation. we hope we can see passage in the next year or so. that's a brief history. since 2010, the neighborhood promise neighborhood has seen a growth in the increase. we started at $10 million in the year 2011 to $30 million and we are under a $60 million in the appropriation and resolution. we are hoping this does not change much given all the road blocks in congress continuing with the resolution fights,
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budget sequestration issues are at play here. we are seeing some potential threats down the line. please let me know if you have any questions. >> good evening. the promise neighborhood institute is really excite to be working on state local work that will potential ly establish a statewide cohort to make this happen. at the same time part of the network of grantees here in california they have been stepping up in their leadership to support the legislation. it is ab 1178. the california promises neighborhood initiative and what it will do is establish 40 neighborhoods across the state and that will
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include the planning and pledges grants that exist currently. it would also provide competitive preference towards other state resources to help align the work that is currently under way in a lot of these communities. the program would be housed in the california department of education and so we've been working closely with the agency to continue to structure the language to provide additional benefit to communities to help thelma line the work across to cradle to career pipelines. following from mr. campos statement earlier that the country is watching, san francisco and the mission and the kind of their work they are doing here, i think the country is also watching the state of california because if the california promise neighborhood initiative actually passes, it would be the first statewide model in the country of being
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able to establish such a strong innovative education program. so, to answer your question as to what can the city and county can do to support some of this work, we encourage that you support the legislation and in addition to that, if you can share with us, some of the barriers that you are facing in aligning some of the resource and programs to support the mission promise neighborhood. maybe there is a way at the state level to address that. and alwaysen gaenl your state representative in this work to create a statewide program. thank you. >> thank you. >> commissioner mendoza? >> thank you. i want to say that policy link will be doing
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a briefing tomorrow at the mayor's office at 3:00. if any of the aids or other folks want to join orp anyone from the school district it will be a great overview to learn about how the mission promise project is impacted and how to city can be moren gaejtd -- engaged in that level. >> i'm happy to answer any questions you have or we can cut out. >> questions or comments from colleagues? >> i'm just say a couple of things. i was excited about the initiatives. it's not only a grant but an innovative way that we can monitor the programs in the city and i'm
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really excited about it. it's great to see the leadership of meta and granados bringing this to us and also the history of the systemic obstacles to prevent us from working together. from even in the city department, i know that you have been working a lot with commissioner mendoza over the last several years, we know we have to do better to serve our communities because the issues we talk about today, we've seen historically over time in our communities. we have to, we are accountable to addressing these issues. we have to do better. we have to have better outcomes for this generation. so hopefully this will be a good way to really model and i think experiment is a wrong word. but try out new ways of working collaboratively together. this committee was put together so
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that we could better uf city and school district strategies on serving the same exact families. so i want to ensure that this committee remains a medium to do that. so i'm happy to bring this back over the next couple of years of the program to see what has been successful, what we can improve on and what we can model. i was talking to commissioner mendoza could this work in the tenderloin and excelsior, because if these are programs we can model we can bring to other areas with similar demographics. a couple other things i wanted to bring up is looking at surplus property in the mission within the boundary lines. i know 1950 mission is there and
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we looked at putting affordable housing on that site because we understand the opportunity gap is more than achievement gap in the classroom. one of those opportunities is housing. how can we be creative about the assets we do have in the school district family. rent is expensive in the city. we were at an eviction, unfortunately yesterday of a senior elderly couple and their daughter in china town. we know land is expensive. how can we serve gaps that aren't provided by the market. so i'm really xientd to continue to work on that. i wanted to bring up dbi,
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we have to bring these out. i have to say some of the worst conditions i have seen were in the mission when i went door knocking. we have to contact and see how we can even support these property owners, many of whom are immigrants to providing better and healthier residential situations for these families. evictions are a big concern of mine. the price of rent. what can we do to improve. the housing authority is an area that the city is looking to revamp. we have many in the mission as well. the last thing i will bring up , i know we have you brought up the issue of obesity. we have a campaign. in both of these
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areas, we don't have full grocery stores and we have unhealthy eating behaviors and obesity in these areas because we have these liquor stores that sell junk food and alcohol and tobacco. well let's look at the access that we have. we have small business owners who already own the stores. let's help transform their businesses to be corner stores. let's help them sell fresh produce and bread and milk and have signs about how you can reduce your chances of getting heart disease. being that type of business, helping them transform the model so they are actually benefiting the neighborhood. those are some of my thoughts. i hope we can be
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as supportive as possible in the next 5 years. commissioner mendoza? >> thank you. i just want to thank everyone for the presentation. this is a great opportunity for us to talk about the work we are doing collectively. i think that this will at the end of the day show what we can do when we target and coordinate our funding and our frts and the outcomes that we have with sig. i think it's just kind of a path to what we can do when we add to that. and with regards to the other parts of the city who, i really want to have us to think what that looks like and it's safe to say that meta is out for being mentors on that. we went through quite a bit of challenge in figuring out how we were going to pull this off
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and it's fortunately getting worked out. i'm not going to deny the bumps in the road. it's helpful to hear from those that have gone through it. when i think about what is the tenderloin and excels yoir and even chinatown applied for the grant. what is really interesting is they have a high concentration of sro's and all of the things that we have in the mission, but when it came to the educational piece in it we couldn't demonstrate that our kids that live in chinatown were not performing well. it really kind of was a stumbling block for their application. we know that we can do so much better when all of us can get behind our schools and then
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ultimately have greater outcomes. i always think about the city's role in all of this, as we educate our students, the impact it will have on health care and safety and work force, all the things that are critical for our st e to thrive is so dependent on how we educate our kids. the last thing is i want to really thank our city departments. the efforts around or city department. we have a lot of things that we are doing on a regular basis and we are trying to get out as much as possible to our families that need it the most. i this i that this initiative caused us to pause and to really stop and think about how many resources and services we are actually providing to the mission and how coordinated or uncoordinated those services
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are. it helps us to think about that too. marissa and i are working with other folks and department heads about services that we just deliver to families in general, not only families in need but middle class families just throughout san francisco. so this has been helpful for us to think about how services are delivered to our families. again, a deep hearted thanks to all of our partners and really looking forward to the growth of the school district and the community as one. gardener is going to start to look at outcomes and evaluation as we roll this out. july 1st was kind of our initiation into this and as supervisor kim said perhaps in a few months we can get an update from you and perhaps you will have a better
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sense of how to city and school district can be more helpful. thank you. >> i want to thank all of you for your support. >> thank you commissioner avalos. >> thank you for your presentation. i really appreciate this incredible influx of resources coming here and coordination between different organizations. i think of the mission districts there are hundreds of non-profits and the coordination hasn't been what it should be. i think this is a model that i think is an effective way of making sure that we have real outcomes and success. i compare this to my experience, i used to live in the mission and my wife used to teach at cesar chavez and i have seen the needs there. very similar needs in the excelsor
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district. and schools that aren't performing so well and people living in substandard housing as well. when you have a population and a concentration of schools and what you don't have is a real concentration of organizations, community based organizations and dpts -- departments there and they haven't got a hold there. i look at what the experience is in the mission. i can actually provide opportunities for how we can grow the capacity and build capacity in the compels --
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other projects to succeed. >> i did want to say as supervisor kim referred to, we really are interested in this committee become having the opportunity to become more effective into actually focus on and enhance and to meet our shared outcomes and goals for outcomes. so in the past, it hasn't always been like that. it's been more let's talk at each other committees often. so i think that this is a perfect opportunity for us to see what we can as policy makers bring back to the work that we do and see what we need do to support and enhance these kinds of
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efforts. i did also want to say, our friends from los angeles were interested in come here although we've had a really wrong day here already because there are two neighborhood grants in los angeles and the school district was not consulted in the writing of either of those. we are interested in the partnership that we have and what we are talking about is the infrastructure that we have behind that and in how we talk about that an to each other. i'm very glad that we have that and also interested in seeing how we leverage those resources and we have a lot to learn from it and not only important resources and i am improvements for people in the mission district and promise in the
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neighborhood and look for ways to enhance our neighborhoods and school outcomes. thanks very much for all of this. >> thank you, i forgot one last thing, our planning department. our office is currently figuring out how we can strengthen our youth and planning zone to increase tools to create for our families. i really look forward to learning more from the mission promise neighborhood and also how we can share what we learn from the south of market as well. >> thank you. >> thank you so much for your time and through all of your support through this difficult process. we really appreciate your willingness to partner at every level and also your excitement for the work. we are excited to do it. we are excited to create, to try to achieve our vision and to work with all of our partners that
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many of whom are here. i want to thank all of them for being out here for their support. and let's go party. >> okay. before we close the hearing, we have to take public comment. is there any public comment on this item? please feel free to come to the mic. >> supervisor avalos? >> i just wanted to make one last comment. it might not seem appropriate but i will say it anyway. i actually to a fault i sometimes speak in excelsior eccentric way and that my neighborhood all have a high concentration of school aged children that are there and we lack a lot of services. we look
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at what's happening in the mission and i'm working with a lot of organizations and leaders and trying to build the organization. this provides for a lot of learning not just excelsior but my neighborhoods. >> we won't tell your constituents. >> any public comment? >> seeing none. public comment is closed. >> i want to thank everyone for being here, sfgtv, thanks for taping today's meeting. we just want to congratulations meta and louis on your 40th anniversary and glad that we have one of your awardees
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tonight. seeing no comment. meeting is adjourned. >> >> >>
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