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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 and it's fortunately getting
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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 ultimately have greater outcomes. i always think about
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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 are. it helps us to think about
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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 sense of how to city and school district can be more helpful.
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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 efforts. i did also want to
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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 neighborhood and look for ways
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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 many of whom are here. i want
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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 at what's happening in the mission and i'm working with a
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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 tonight. seeing no comment.
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meeting is adjourned. >> >>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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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business owner or international firms or other companies. well, here's a new stat. since 2011, 2023.6 million secret of office space - 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
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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 rezoning aspects of our city and creating a fund for permanent housing and we can be insure we don't have poverty housing. we wan allan fnciscans 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 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
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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 city today and tomorrow. thank you very much
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>> i understand the mayor is on a tight schedule. i would like mr. mayor to come up, please and say a few words. thank you. >> thank you. officer monroe. good evening, everyone. this is a really happy occasion, and i did when chief suhr notified me that this would be happ happening. i wanted to be sure i put in time to come before you for a brief moment and share my appreciation for the police force. to the commissioners and president mazzucco and the commission, and to the staff and awardees tonight. i know there is 41 of you out there with family and friends. but i want to say to the 2,000
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sworn men and women in the san francisco police force. i am very proud of you, and as hard as i work, i know there are people that work harder than i, and i don't put my life on the line every day when i go out there. but for a world-class city to have this status as one of the best cities to live in, and work in and visit. you have to have a police force that rises to world-class standards. and the san francisco police department is world-class standard. tonight with the recognition of the medals of valor, we continue, i think, a very important culture. a culture that is measured by the performance of its officers and those who tonight exceed that standard in every way. and you know, it's kind of hard for me to get to know everyone
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up to 2,000 officers that work in our police department. i do see the results though. and i don't think we could have landed the bid for the super bowl hosting 50 without a world class department. we could not have landed the americus cup in san francisco, without the signaling of the best police department in the country. we could not have landed so many of these world-class events and continue the pride of being one of the fastest recovering cities in all of our country without a good police force. and so i made it a point tonight to come here and to let you know, i may not know each of the officers allegiance to your favorite baseball team or favorite football team or favorite basketball team. but i will before i am done.
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because i do know that we share in common the success of this city. i know that on a daily basis, whether you are walking the neighborhoods of south of market or tenderloin and bay-view or any number of neighborhoods, you are doing the best you can. you are looking out for people. and i know that as the mayor of this city, we also got your back covered as well. because we don't have each other back's covered, we don't have the trust that we need to have to move forward in this city. i want to say thank you to each of the 2,000 men and women that serve in this police department. the commission. the commanding staff. the police officer's association that works closely with all of us as well. and not only thank you to all of you, but tonight for those who have earned the medal of valor. you know it's important to have these events because the
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particular event that caused the bravery to occur, are no longer on the front pages of our newspapers. but they are in our memories. in the men and women, the people you work alongside. the family and friends and commissioners, they know who you are. and the rest of the city, 26,000 people that work for this city, we also know who has put themselves on the line to save others, to bring more efficiencies to the city, to bring pride and who you tutor, the kids, the extra time it takes to get at-risk youth to turn their heads. and to make a pause and suggest a better life. the extra hours that the officers put in, all of you, i see that every day. and i know there is results. in fact if you look at the numbers