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sounding electronic devices is prohibited. set all to vibrate or turn the device completely off. fire commission this is the regular meeting wednesday, august 24, 2016, the time is 502 item one roll call commissioner president francee covington commissioner vice president ken cleaveland commissioner stephen nakajo commissioner michael hardeman chief of the department chief joanne hayes-white. >> item 2 public comment. at this time, members of the public may address the commission on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction speakers shall address their comments to the department as a whole and commissioners are not to enter into debate or discussion with the speaker the lack of a response by the commissioners are or or
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department 1234e7b8 doesn't constitute an agreement with or statement made during public comment. >> thank you, madam secretary any public comment on this item? would like to address the commission regarding a matter that does not fall on today's agenda not seeing any, public comment is closed. item 3. >> approval of the minutes discussion and possible action to approve meeting on july 27, 2016. >> thank you. >> any member of the public that wants to comment on the minutes as submitted as i understand. >> so moved. >> for approval madam chair. >> thank you commissioner vice president cleaveland and commissioner hardeman. >> all in favor, say i. >> i.
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>> thank you item 4 discussion discussion on civilly grand jury report fire safety inspections in san francisco a tail of two departments department of department of building inspection and san francisco fire department. >> is there anyone that would like to comment on the grand jury report public comment is closed. and my fellow commissioners, i want to point out that our response to the grand jury report is due on september 16th to the board of supervisors all right. so i also hope that everyone received the shobltd or shortened version of findings and recommendation that will be easy for us to refer to them who
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wants to kickoff the discussion commissioner vice president cleaveland. >> i read the report and i believe we have some serious work in the fire department to address the issues of inspection i think that some of the legislation that was approved recently will move us in the right direction i have a number of questions not sure if we'll have a presentation from chief or from someone in the department you know the chief of operations or perhaps our fire marshall i have a slew of questions about the report quite frankly it is disturbing and so we will a lot work to do and recommendations that we need to follow through an i had a series of questions i'd like to ask the fink i guess i'll ask of the
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chief and then ask it of other parties within the department the fire safety task force was formed and had some final recommendations and i'd like to know the top 3 recommendations from that task force to the department. >> good evening commissioner vice president cleaveland. >> before i ask the fire marshall to respond to the questions in discussions with commissioner president covington you will have at the next fire commission meeting on september 14th a presentation item on the agendas which we will provide prior to when we submit the deadline to submit the detailed response to the recommendation i have currently reviewed pretty good working draft with a number of items are in play we have work to do like
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you that commented with the tools with the inspector and h four inspector will go a long way in addressing the concerns i assure you, we will give a thorough presentation on september 14th i'd like to ask the fire marshall to talk a little bit about the task force if he can respond to the questions recognizing that he is going to be more prepared on september 14th about a running knowledge and participated in the task force. >> fire marshall can you wait just one moment please i want to emphasize so we can talk amongst ourselves as a commission we find very important so that we are not forced up against a deadline that is hard for us to
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meet the september 16th deadline since our next meeting is not until the 14. >> at the 14 september meeting we'll have a full overview from the department so i just wanted to make that. >> my issue so much in the report that needs to be addressed and needs to be discussed and analyzed there is so much in this report we need to attend to it deals with the residential inspection practices of the department and want to make sure we are on a track to correct any of the problems in residential building inspections in our city so i'm not i'm not saying that we shouldn't i mean if we are under a deadline here then we need to talk about it tonight and talk about it quite frankly thoroughly i have a lot of questions i don't know who
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i'm supposed to ask you're not going to know what the answer is none of us on the commission will know the answers to the questions. >> i wasn't saying we would know the answers but saying this is the only forum in which we can speak. >> i'll certainly ask you a question. >> thank you for waiting. >> good evening chief fire marshall commissioner vice president cleaveland happy to answer any and all questions i appreciated that. >> anticipating a report on the fire safety a number of items came out of that legislation from supervisor wiener and supervisor tang and supervisor campos that was addressing the main concerns from that group has to do with
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with our inspections our fire complaint, tracking the inspections and writing november's what is that process is it transparent access to that information by the residents here in the city things like that that would be that's the thing that most caught my attention and taken strides to address this at this point. >> release that i don't put you under the gun i really do we have a lot of things to work on as a department a lot of the things need to be done between us and dbi the department of building inspection obviously we'll need additional funds to do a more expensive job of inspecting the residential buildings in the city i think that we'll get that funding but certainly have to should good faith we're ready to do it.
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>> i'll say this commissioner vice president cleaveland i did not have the opportunity to give that input if i had i would have been able to tell the grand jury a framework we're working on and the end process i'll say most if not all 90 percent of the recommendations as addressed towards the fashz office is underway and if not underway where a structure is laid out we'll plug in resources and upcoming. >> i'm delighted to hear that. >> i don't know how much detail but the framework is in place. >> i have a number of questions i hope it appropriate madam chair to ask those questions. >> that's why we're here. >> okay
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what what is status even if r two groups staffed what is the status of that. >> if you clarify there are two groups. >> right. >> our engine and truck companies that don't inspectors and the bureau that followups on complaint from the inspections so to clarify i'm not sure you're talking about the r two group. >> one of the things that is confusing the way we define the residential inspections different from the department of building inspection you know there rh2 are 3 or less and 90 units and less than 75 feet so, i mean we're not talking about high-rise we're talking about low rise residential buildings and i know that the building inspection commission and fire commission are supposed
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to get together e tote it is recommended to get together and two commissions and look at the inspection process, if you will, of residential properties in the city and i think we should do that it's a good recommendation but - but there is things you're doing now that are more immediate and working on the backlog and making sure that people that our captains and our command staff, if you will, in the firehouses and fire stations across the city are trained better on code inspections issues part of this report. >> understood so we inspect the city inspects all arcades as far as the high-rise inspections that is nor commercial space or residential space but a
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high-rise team inspects those rh2 under the high-rise. >> those not high-rise down to 9 units are engine and truck companies our field inspection unit inspect we have a list right now it is roughly 4 three hundred i believe in that range blow 9 unit 3 to 8 that's the building department we get into the units if this is a fire complaint someone calls the department they're not on our annual list to inspect as far as training we are in the process and have an existing rh1, rh2 training manual already we have in the process of updating that i have the draft on any desk as we speak we're currently videotaping some training inspections we'll inspect that building rh1 and rh2 fully loaded all the bells
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and whistles and rh2 not common to today's standards walk through a field process and document start out with the manual our check sheet the actual inspection and wrapping up. >> that's some of the issues you know that you need a standardized form, if you will, to do the inspections and needed to distribute those for rh2s more uniformly across the city because denser areas of the city have more things to inspect so the people those station houses have more work to do than other parts of the city so somehow kind of distribute it equally across the board and prioritize these inspections based on the latest of the last those are the
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things you're in the process of doing; correct? >> as far as low balancing. >> low balancing. >> the deputy chief can you speak to that. >> commissioner, i agree a lot of things to be answered next time with all the recommendations we're addressing them and basically trying to get an overarching response with a timeline for recommendations but i got up here to directly answer what you're saying about spreading them out we can't move the buildings some neighbors will have more rh2s than others not going to send engines or trucks in those areas in the response times to the citizens for emergencies i agree with the report in this regard follow-up on the rh2s that are being done
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and set up more appointment with the owners to make sure it gets done i feel the compliance rate is very good 94 percent. >> 94. >> that's pretty good without enhancements to the program so i just. >> when you inspected those and found dishes the correction rate was 94 percent. >> 94 percent were done. >> how about in the weakness one of the things they're talking about inspections are not conducted on weekend more people instead of going to those rh2s those apartment buildings you can't get in people are working monday through friday what's the appetite, if you will, for doing code inspections on the weekend. >> we had a meeting regarding that we were at the 798 he made
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that suggestion we suggested that weekends as well as maybe the rescue squads to do the rh2s and an third recommendation. >> yes. i believe we were contemplating the weekends he came up withs rescue squad and some companies do a reinspection; correct? >> i'd like to do them every 24 months but the weekends; correct more of an opportunity to find people home and one of the concerns we do more than that extensive drilling on the weekend more special hand coverage and still respond to emergency calls so one side inspections on top of all that. >> let me ultimately we'll need nor people in the department to do what we have to do in order to have the kind of inspection program that i think
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we as a city need we're going to have more personnel; right? >> take a more active role good idea. >> when you make those inspections your building awareness of the property and the firefighters that are inspecting overseeing buildings need to not only look at it from an awareness stand point to protect that building if it were on fire but also be on the look out for code violations so two sets of criteria in their minds when they're going through an apartment building. >> agreed and in response i know what comment you're addressing the engine company the roles two-fold respect to the building and at the same time it serves an, an orientation not one or the other
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both are important. >> right. >> that education includes the company captains approximately if the report the captains are unfamiliar didn't know what had the bureau prospective of violations are corrected we have work to do across the board. >> if i could jump in commissioner vice president cleaveland without further ado, with all due respect we don't agree with all the findings i personally take offense to an allegation that captains are not familiar with the foundational fire code certainly the fire preservation more expertise not in fire preservation every company officer has that expertise and if it requires
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liaisoning their findings we don't agree with their findings we agree with many of them. >> i totally understand. >> but just that's a little bit of - it's a misnomer about the personnel isn't department their very well trained and like i said this report is a is a serious report and a lot of things we can address in them and obviously any city department that gets reviewed by the grand jury there are findings the they'll have finding that you need work and do some work on certain packs of that department and the services you provide our department is a super seriously important department in the city we're protecting people and lives and property so we need to look at those recommendations and address each and every single one of them i look forward to
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the department formal response so we can discuss it and make sure that the things we put into place to address those problems that we have will be put into place and will be successful. >> that's it thank you very much. >> if i may add one thing two different levels of knowledge required one for maintenance with the fire alarm you're basically experienced as far as the underground, etc. two different things the company crews don't need that level of expertise that the bureau has. >> great we'll separate that out so the inspection from our division will focus really more specifically on construction new construction, and we can terrain
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the firefighters and stations to do existing buildings they're not going to be doing new construction inspections that's your work for sure so again i'll have a lot more questions but table it until a formal response thank you very much. >> thank you commissioner vice president cleaveland. >> commissioners commissioner nakajo. >> thank you very much madam chair thank you very much commissioner vice president cleaveland when this item came up for agendized matter this evening i asked preliminary for some perimeters how we were going to handle this because i think the document itself is about one and 29 or thirty pages and in terms of having a discussion required all of us to read digest is it
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is complex and commissioners and colleagues as the task of the grand jury their process and finding is exactly what they feel their responsibility so i take it from that particular perspective and that lens i also know that a lot of this finding have limited real participation and answers in terms of departmental level i take it again from an objective point of view they feel finding in direct sense of belonging nature my grand jury year after year the department will answer grand jurys report scheduled for september the 14
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chief? >> correct. >> and that our submission date is the 16 so commissioner vice president cleaveland and commissioners, i have confidence our department will adding each and every single one of those issues i appreciate you commissioner vice president cleaveland for holding the oversight as your prerogative to put out those questions that concern i looting who is going to summarize this we have a different perspective and i encouraged the department and the vice mayor to have any kind of a dialogue of information between now and that report so the department can be alarmed with all the questions the vice president has they can be addressed and answered in the report as well i take it as a perspective grand jury and i had
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to take one session out that was to heavy and thick a categorical of dbi being the fire department personnel i went to the fire department section and went through that has i read through that the biggest pages i looked at was the recommendation pages page 49 and 57 and 62 and 64 and quite frankly chief concerns of all those issues none of the issues in terms of the concerns are news to me as a commissioner i granted been in the seat for 20 years but comes down to the requirement that are our building permit and process in the amount of residents out there, there is quite a bit of those numbers so i always concern myself number one enough personnel with the funding to be able to do this particular inspection on that particular
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level so i think that with the reason in the mission with references to the mission quite a bit in the report and the prerogative of the grand jury to do that but always looking at the city and county of san francisco in terms of giving us a perspective what we see out there i think is current so in terms of our finding correct me if i am wrong chief but i think a lot of the finding are areas we're aware if i'm not making skews i ask the questions how to deal with that work assignment with a limited amount of personnel we have having said that, i know recently, we approved legislation in the mission to be able to further do inspections so for me it is layer after layer as well as i
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believe strongly we have the internal mechanism in the department to have the unit and trucks go out there with the discussion on the weekends or whatever to take care of this business and criticisms and concerns so again commissioners, i take it as a perspective i need to hear this and see it some of it might be painful maybe because we have difficulty trying to accomplish those tasks correct me if i am wrong chief but those are not tasks we're not aware of we don't want to accomplish. >> agreed. >> and we are addressing this we created a separate the first time a fire complaint section to respond to those complaints or to issues found by the companies truck companies during the inspections the first pathway or first phase of the inspection fire that's
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fixed we have trucks on duty inform go out to the inspection but we've not had before is a consolidated effort in response to issue fire violations or complaints that were found during the inspections we've done and increased the staff 5 lieutenant and inspectors that and a captain that will address one section of the field and truck and engine company as far as addressing all rh2s annually as deputy chief mentioned 94 percent of 6 percent that 6 percent is divided into open and pending pending means we never made an effort not out there at all open to mean we made an attempt or oust and pulled away i don't
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have to those numbers but on the on the same page that 6 percent is both the categories i think we're doing a pretty good job to the rh2s 9 and more there is room to improve we agree and more efficient in the inspections. >> that's the goal us to be able to fulfill those kind of requirements knowing full well, we're growing and still growing and i don't want to things to roll away with the fire preservation and suppression all the things we need within the department i know that the public looks at the fire department they can answer those questions realistically budget wise we only got the fire inspectors or less; is that correct chief. >> that's correct. >> budget cycles. >> we're in the attempt
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currently trying to fill them all at this point, a lieutenant guess so two inspectors and waiting for four more inspectors we're only starting up. >> two more comments i'm not trying to protect anyone in the department we have jobs to do and try to do that when i went down to the departments personnel and went downstairs and recently after we passed the legislation knowing consciously another task we have to put on the personnel and basically was the withhold it is heavy and determined commissioner we don't mind doing the work but slammed at this time meaning the amount of pressure and workload we're not making excuses i can live with recommendations on improvements but it is hard for
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me item on transparent transparency i don't feel this department should you know be negative or withdrawal or withhold information i don't know what the terms of this is but make sure that we're accommodating the issues chief. >> we've always been transparent it is just our model is a little bit different the building department has a means to go onsite on the website and assess their inspection records in the past you have to come down to our headquarters and sit down in front of a computer gene with all access to the information we're talking about transparency easy of access and putting the information online for people to access we've always been transparent and had that option we're trying to get it online so from our home you'll pull of
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records whatever you need. >> chief again, i want to acknowledge the grand jury and the support again the title a tail of two departments department of building inspection and san francisco fire department that's the title of the grand jury point of information who o two different departments but working closely together. >> we have two different business models there be dedicated to do the inspectors they have their inspectors are assigned to certain areas and have the ability to make the phone calls our engine companies called off to medical emergency or fire etc. we can't don't have the lecturer of making the appointment as the building department don't it you want to go to that model i suggest we do it serves an important role for orientation as well but if he wanted to go to the model we'll have to
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significantly increase our staff >> we want to make sure we are working drop off with everyone. >> thank you chief joanne hayes-white. >> thank you commissioner nakajo and commissioner hardeman. >> thank you, madam chair i support just everything that commissioner dodge said we know some of the problems that exist we also know why they exist they don't exist continuously i think that your comments in saying you address 90 or 95 percent of those already prior to this report being distributed grand jury has a job to do and did it under limited knowledge as civilians of the department of building inspection and the police department they're doing the best they can but i would prefer for about i ask questions of you or chief or any staff to
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see the draft document that chief puts together with you and the rest of her staff if we require a special meeting prior to september 14th or with the chief and commissioner president covington think that appropriate and that's something we might have to do we'll be able to get everything done with the after the september 14th i don't know but i fully confident that staff coming back to ask questions on an individual item right now is just a waste of time at this meeting appreciate your comments and maybe if it reenforces what i feel and chief will make sure that any of the areas that have
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to be corrected which are probably most financial problems we all know that she will at least address that and if we can the department feels it can get the economics to do what we're required to do you know we will do it i'm not going to comment negatively on anything that i mean that the grand jury stayed with the chiefs and you're not to criticize butism understand the reality in a short minutes or hours they might have had in viewing the department. >> yes. commissioner i'm confident with the plan we have and the structure that and framework we've developed we'll be successful in addressing the concerns in the report.
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>> i think that like commissioner vice president cleaveland is saying that the seriousness of buildings under 75 feet is, i guess instigated this inspection request and it is good they've done it appreciate the fact they did it and any interest to stop further fires that would be great thank you, chief. >> thank you commissioner hardeman and chief of the department chief joanne hayes-white. >> thank you commissioner president covington and thank you to our fire marshall we take all our comments very seriously and i think one of the things because i reviewed like that like i said a draft and came up with a motivation e matrix we have the draft matrix of all the responses and i will say we can
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provide it no matter in the end of next week september 2nd if not easily it is a good working draft i want to echo with the fire marshall said we believe a missed opportunity so we've had to commissioner nakajo point a number of grand jurys reports we're glad it is voluntary work i reached out to the floor person one thing that occurred that has never occurred it all the grand jury reports since being the achieve a glaring missed opportunity the fracture has the most expertise was not interviewed nor ii was part of exit interview and clearly acknowledged they hoped to do but a one year assignment and ran out of time unfortunately, i
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think a lot of good discussion would have been had some with me but the majority with the fire marshall that's something we address in the narrative i appreciate the support you'll be pleased with the level of detail in our responses and like i said some we agree with a lot of what we agree with there are some we will because of either lack of not having and having that timeline them not be able to devolve in deep enough but provide to comprehensive response. >> thank you chief joanne hayes-white commissioner vice president cleaveland. >> thank you, madam chair. >> thank you, madam chair and thank you, chief for that i do look forward to that response so we'll be as a commission better able to serve discuss it, if you will, i know one of the things we need to do as a commission is to ask
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the department of building inspection commission to develop a task force we have to make a formal motion on that madam chair tonight so. >> that's on the 14 meeting. >> table that for now. >> just the discussion can wait. >> i'll table my questions until then. >> okay. >> thank you very much and thank you fire marshall appreciate it. >> thank you vice president. >> commissioner nakajo did you have another thing well, thank you everyone for your feedback i also want to enlightenment the civil grand jury for all volunteers to put together this comprehensive overview and when people are looking at our department they don't have to know everybody everything about
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it we don't love everything about it a lot of the recommendations where valuable recommendations to the extent we can get this work done we can- we will get it done with the resources that we have but i want to make sure that the response from the department including the fracture and the chief of the department that the response includes some sort of budget and some sort of projection of what will take to handle all of the issues and make sure that we have met the standards our very own excellent standards, you know, transparency or working with the dbi, and i think also that the narrative should include any
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omissions that command staff thinks need to be addressed because their painting a picture and we have to paint a picture this is just the beginning of our discussion we're getting up against the timeframe for response and as commissioner vice president cleaveland mentioned that's the one recommendation is the building inspection commission and francesca should have a task force to study the inspection of code enforcement and make recommendations on how to coordinate their efforts my question to you fire marshall is the fire safety task force would that be done within the existing fire safety task force or do we need an additional task force. >> well the original task force is the puc and the water department and the health department and other departments
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we want a dbi fire a separate task force an additional task force. >> have you had any informal discussions with people at dbi regarding the grand jury report. >> just briefly nothing i can respond to at this point but i like to say about the building and fire i, i know we want to join efforts but the building department and housing department don't enforce the fire codes two departments building code and housing code and fire code some overlap we work together but a majority were there isn't. >> on inspections. >> not a perfect fit we don't want to duplicate our work i understand that but there separate distinct departments we
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need to take into consideration. >> target task force would be i think would be a very, very good idea just to look at the inspections and address overlap as well as coordination so i will find out how we can best do there is another process or another step for us as commissioners in order to be able to form a task force if it requires you know me going to the dbi meeting or meeting or if this is something the chief of the department can stash i don't think that any of the commissioners will be opposed to such an idea we'll have 100 percent support for the task force so - we would need some
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information from you regarding how this task force might best operate. >> i can definitely work something put something together. >> okay. thank you a sketch or flow chart would be good to have that for our future discussions on september 14th is there anything else that people would like on the 14? anything in particular. >> i'm sorry. >> no. we're talking about the task force that particular recommendation. >> i think madam chair you said earlier any recommendations that will incur expenses or require more funding to make sure that's averaged out we
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think we need in order to add the additional personnel whether inspectors and have it dollar ideas to fully compliment the department on the job we need to do. >> we have 6 new staff members a lieutenant and four inspectors that personnel is not going to be able to handle the increased load we need to think that. >> agreed and it is worth noting we were so far ahead i requested this four additional inspectors and the lieutenant before the grand jury started with their study of the department reaching researching we tried to get ahead of it and we're ahead of if and underway. >> that's important to include in a narrative as well
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okay fire marshall de cossio appreciate it. >> next item. >> item 5, 6, 7 mutual aid strike team update on the departments current obligations for mutual aid in strike team deployme deployment. >> good evening commissioner president covington. >> good evening chief gonzales did we get public comment. >> i wanted to make sure please continue chief gonzales. >> yes, ma'am so i'll do the presentation on maturity aid and good evening i want to point out in the two packets two 2001 a-74
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that is the mutual getting into the weeds this might say more as the striking process also an update on where we have unit in just a minute with the slide show. >> can you put it up morrey. >> yeah. >> quickly our strike team personnel got replaced on tuesday the strike team i was up there with a chief they were up in 10 days 3 fires end up at the kidney forest fire east of barks field and chief franklin assaulted at that fire is 35 square miles and
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10 percent contained they went up there yesterday in a shuttle bus our state went out leading them what ryan the company officer and joined the strike team with san mateo one e line secondary and one other engine i believe the commander or commander with the strike team was san mateo that fire as 47 acres or 62 skwieldz and thirty percent contained so mutual aid presentation mutual is the master mutual was established in 1950 signed by earl warning and revised on 1990 i believe that reagan was the
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governor then. >> next slide fire scope i don't know if noticed it their acronyms so fires scope in 1970 a series of wildfires burned over 70 acres and killed 16 people and the analysis of response and need for a management system from the federal and state jurisdiction to address those oes forest service and so the southern california fire departments were joint partners in the fire scope that stands for like it says fire source of california to organize emergency services. >> from fire scope it was developed the instant command system all fire departments in
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the nation use now it is used in all types of incidents planned and not planned and the instant management system like the national system that is used california master mutual aid auto california subpoena duces tecum and fire divisions have signed this san francisco like any other political subdivision is a significant for to the master. >> who coordinates the plan the office of emergency services
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the organization state level and regional and operational the counties and local and the cities california is divide to 6 mutual aids san francisco is in mutual two. >> who can request a mutual aid the corridor in our instance in our case rooeblg two a state cooperated. >> give you a little bit of background on the sifktsz needed the instant command system their desired goal the certification and qualification for the ic s the result of accountability under the hills fire of 1991 and others disasters 1973 california
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wildlife foyers. >> the c icc s the experience requirement for all firefighters with wild slash interface the strikes team leader is made up of two and 5 engines and one strike leader currently, we have 3 qualified leaders and fourth will be coming up champion that has gone to many of the last couple of fires that time to quality and he had a lot of experience and i'm proud of him. >> part of our training and more extensive training in the general order i furnished you but part of the 3 classes on the strike teams by the introduction of advanced firefighter training and behavior. >> we're just picture the
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structure of the command system with the paying attention of the section part the commander and the commander has another zoning safety officer report to the commander and the planning chief and other chiefs all report to the incident commander it is designed to provide common and more fiscal procedures and let's work together in the crisis situations. >> as i said in the receive slide pay attention to the 4, two to the incidents we report to a branch chief generally, the branches report to the operation section in the strikes team the strike team and turn off all electronic devices. are responsible for tactical myths and therefore fall into
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the operation section this the strike team with an assistant and the 5 engines our mutual protocol gets the dispatch and fox 9 the first 5 engines are sent and generally we'll try to find someone that is trained and the immediate need is right now it comes from the number of engines in the city we have predesignated and planning is different planning district and the strike team are notified and get together and engine 3 did on duty corridor are coordinator. >> the dpachdz the immediate need to find the counties alameda and contra costa and is a loved one and fox 499 for the training first 5 engines are b.c.s
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those are some of the predesignated engines and the battalion chief. >> this is our state rig that is owned by the state that rig is different in that it can go out to 15 days generally, the strike team 10 days and additional time needs approval from the chief one staff with 3 firefighters one firefighter out of the four and they go out open others strike teams check in procedures the briefing is held prior to leaving no information travel route and travel frequency and order of rigs to appoint the assistant leader and the context the equipment and check on the apparatus some of the strike team dynamics
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another acronym in there unity of command and know your limits and supposed to look out and made aware and escape route that's vital the last slide i'll give you an idea of what they face as the fires in 2016 less than 12 hours one and 75 buildings were destroyed just to finish it off - then i'll entertain any questions you may have. >> i'd like to say we have many strike teams and we are a rig over the years many more time lastly because of the drought conditions in california obviously we sent out what we are required to send we'll send out whatever we can we have personnel one and
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58 personnel trained but we need more fleet we would like to have the state to give us more rigs we can right now required to send one strike team maybe we'd like the ability to do two strike teams but don't have the ability at this time that concludes my report. thank you. >> thank you chief gonzales. >> are there any members of the public that would like to comment on the chiefs presentation if so, please come forward chief gonzales. >> hello. >> hello, my name is silvia johnson. and my comment is that the way that escape coordinator had done the duties as his - one of the
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usa in national to provide it because of non-elected things due to our poor - it was you know not to be as essentially for personnel and personally the i am person narrates to - the fires started we had to put some
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kind of you know schedule for the money that goes to the fire departments. >> and to get priority in these flights that we have to control, you know, a better way of doing our business and our fire department you know in economics you know have to put the hope you know knowledge to what is the prodigy to the music this is one of the gains for the fire department to, you know - open and not to get off on something that has been you know available
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and to proceed you know better ways where fire department. >> i've written in 2007 we should put some walls that goes up and down i asked for the fire department those fires do come that we can be prepared with the walls that go up you know so the fire you know you spend all those properties that have been done. >> that was explained to supervisor he did not respond. >> okay. thank you. >> any public comment on this item? at this time? >> all right. public comment is closed. i'll go to my fellow commissioners beginning with
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commissioner vice president cleaveland. >> thank you, madam chair and thank you chief gonzales for the very good report on the mutual aid we give i have a couple of general questions who has the ability to deploy our strike teams other than the chief anyone other than the chief that is enabled. >> if the chief is not available i can do that but definitely make sure i contact the chief not slow down the process if it is happening i peep e anticipate that the chief will say no. >> nobody outside of our department that will have that power. >> no, that i've read anywhere and the governor. >> as far as the mutual aid agreement. >> that's what i was getting to the called mutual aid
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agreement that triumphs singularly our local proposition don't it not. >> that all firehouses have to be fully staffed and equipment i'm. >> the immediate needs this empty firehouses i'll have to look at the law to answer that versus the mutual aid agreement but the fox agreement is right now we have to go. >> right. >> we have 3 qualified strike teams currently; correct? >> 3 strike team leaders. >> how many strike team 6 or 5. >> we have one plus i don't know the firefighter paramedics our chiefs go out as strike team we have assistance chief officers total maybe 8 to 10
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some in the process of becoming strike team leaders and - >> we're trying to capitalized our strike team leaders ready to go. >> we are trying to expand we can't force them. >> are are there incentives to that. >> well, i think that is a new experience i think that is challenging obviously you're helping people from other communities as well. >> i mean it is challenging and takes special training i wonder if there are incentives beyond you're helping people. >> the experience that is the biggest incentive i'll say. >> do our strike teams assist in any types of brings like floods or earthquakes. >> the mutual aid agreement was written for any disaster not necessarily fire. >> it does apply for other
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natural disasters that's good to know. >> so the strike team leaders are they trained in for instance, earthquake and how, you know, if we have an earthquake in southern california and want to send personnel down the hill are they trained to deal with an emergency other than a fire awesome of such a earthquake do they get specialized train beyond firefighters. >> most they've taken command class but has to do with with wildlife land behavior all the officers encompasses all the other disasters. >> good deal thank you, chief. >> thank you commissioner cleaveland. >> commissioner hardeman. >> thank you for this wonderful graphics and report. >> thank you.
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>> chief gonzales it is great so the sincerely fans fire is one and - their deployed to the blue cut near barks field we have a type 1 strike team our engines go to go basically a lot of buildings where it is built up that's why we were pulled back but to check on any of the fires look at cal fires under incidents and show you all the fires not there like the u.s. fires or cd fires as well.
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>> this leads me into the chiefs general order back in august of 2014 and also we were handed out one from the chief in 2001 interesting to see how 2 changed but so - i was curious when they blew out they went to another fire is there - i see dates are like 8 and times like 8 and 15 daas days is there a maximum a crew can stay out or bumped by another crew. >> the last crew we rotated the personnel there for 10 days maybe devil of 12 days maybe the want them for two more days they'll ask us i'll ask the chief and anticipate her approval but the thing to the members that are on those rigs
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their obligated to be there for 10 days to me they should ask the members to stay another two days and normally they would the state rig they own is obligated for 15 days if needed i'm sure they can stay longer. >> why are we short on state rigs. >> i said who happened before previously the state gives us 5 rigs their 70 rigs there's 5 of them we generally send them out they have a pump and role feature a great engine to send to the wildlife fires we have the personnel the problem not the rigs and the chief of the department has another
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responsibility to the mutual aid agreement to protect the city the city as challenges it has property lines and zero property lines wooden buildings and narrow streets we know all the dangers we need the engines we have for the reasons as well, i my suggestion if we get 5 more rigs under the the state no problem sending out a strike team we have the personnel as long as. >> the state rigs he's referred to their purchased at a reduced price maybe 10 to 15 there's per rig that was an opportunity and because we knew we had fleet issues and the commission i think commissioner nakajo go was here at the time, we proposed it to the commission
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and we purchased those rigs for a very reduced price if we do that again we'll certainly look at that again. >> it makes you proud we have volunteers willing to do this they're sitting in the richmond district in the firehouse not too much action and in the terrible conditions risking our life and the article over the weekend was san francisco chronicle from my perspective not knowing the top staff knows p i thought that was a fantastic breakdown of the variety of information i think they deserve i'm giving them a pat on the back that was fantastic i really appreciate i don't know how accurate but broke down nation wide state fires and it was
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terrific so, anyway thanks for all the firefighters that are out there volunteering in those terrible fires countryside and appreciate our report chief. >> thank you, thank you commissioner hardeman commissioner nakajo. >> thank you, madam chair and chief gonzales on this comprehensive report again, the commission i'm sure the public enjoys those reports they're very comprehensive i think you answered some of the questions i had you wanted to ask a question in the instant commander those pages are not paged but the instant commander is that a cal firefighter. >> it's depended on the agency if it was calfire norma calfire chief it was cd f chief or a
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u.s. forest their chief. >> in the operation sections intelligence and logistics those are calfire chiefs. >> it can be an management team that sits up there this is an ongoing incident so might start out that way that agencies members but other agencies members that sets up the management team to take over for other operational periods. >> those unite are prepared to take over certain sections as it calls for . >> they're trained to do the sections of the instant command. >> thank you, chief again, i think this dialogue in terms of how many strike team leaders and personnel we have and again, when we get the call the page reference nevertheless of a team
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is that the 5 strike team. >> that's for the box we get the immediate need send in 5 engines and one battalion chief. >> those 5 engines are again part of discussion of the state rigs or our rigs. >> for the planned need generally, the state rigs we bought now our rigs if they are all in service those are the ones we prefer to send for the immediate need in conjunction we need to see which engines with in service any of the engines can be in the shop so tail designate different engines that has different engines and equipment which of the 5 rigs will go immediately that's our rigs our plan we prefer to send the 5 rigs we bought from the
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state. >> the 5 rigs we bought from the state those are the what you call those rigs. >> yellowish green. >> >> what is stored. >> i'll have to get it. >> when we respond that unit gets together and reports to the division of tainting. >> that's correct. >> how long does it take those rigs to respond. >> within the general order i believe they give the members maybe an hour to get there from home some members come from home some might not be working that day so it depends on if they have a lot of people that work that day and have the whole team assembled it will take that much less time if all the rigs were in certify we'll have to pull it to that takes take but the recent pass one hour to 3 hours.
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>> those are designated is volunteers that report to the call. >> for the planned need volunteers yes. >> fox 499 is automatically fox called that's mutual aid exclusively. >> within the counties they'll go they're not volunteering they're going so if they for insistence oakland we sent buses of personnel our engines went over the bay bridge but committed for 10 days they're there for whatever operational period for a twenty-four hour period they obviously didn't bring everyone they need plan a they bring they're sleeping bags and toiletries planned to be there 10 days. >> the state called on the
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state rigs altercation about 10 to 12 days. >> the state is 15 days. >> what a mutual call are the rigs out fighting the fires and we have to make a discussion on what rigs we have in our department for a call or wait for the rigs to come back. >> again, it depends on our level of what the status of our fleet if we have a strike team out the o e is a policy we have at least 5 relief pieces to back up the other pieces any day of the week more than 5 go out of service that's why as you may know the budget committee their main concern is the fleet we need to enhance our fleet i'm glad we are going to wish it would be quicker but they'll be here. >> that's the decision in
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terms of the balance between the department to make sure that the responsibility of san francisco being protected as well as respond to mutual aid balance in the discussion. >> absolutely. >> thank you, chief. >> thank you very much madam chair. >> thank you, commissioner. >> thank you commissioner nakajo i believe that commissioner vice president cleaveland would like - >> madam chair and thank you, chief one final question and you've mentioned we need 5 additional state rigs how can we get those. >> probably said a better negotiator than i. >> (laughter). >> who - >> actually, i asked someone and hopefully that will come to fruition like i said, we have the personnel and the challenge is the fleet. >> so do we apply to the state
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you know - is there an auction how do we get the rigs from the state. >> what's the process. >> talk it them and see if we can pretty much if they have anything the states needs to realize it is what it is the drought conditions are not improving and not improving soon so this will be a state plan national plan maybe to maybe furnish more of the jurisdictions with rigs because i think all the jurisdictions are in the same boat and the 5 we got totally you know serve we didn't expect it. >> i'd like it was good to have the san mateo. >> there's an opportunity present and we did a lot of work to get those rigs. >> ongoing so that was a sort of abnormal thing in other
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words, not rigs they sell at a discount to local jurisdictions. >> i don't think that opportunity was not availing itself we had the full commission probably 6 or 7 or 7 years ago. >> i wish we'll have that opportunity again. >> okay. thank you very much. >> thank you commissioner cleaveland thank you for your presentation chief gonzales. >> thank you. >> i want to ask you the rigs from the state they're not used for us here locally they're just reserved for state use. >> not for us on a daily basis but if we have a disaster i'll ask them. >> i guess the house by city college they have one.
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>> 15. >> 15 as one but you said they've been moved forward around lastly. >> yes. >> my understanding was that those rigs are 2k4r0i89d for state use. >> so if i could add because we have the flexibility with those rigs we own those rigs they're primarily for state use but as the deputy stated we can use them for training and drills i'm like unlike the one state rigs o s-3 61 the sole use of state deployments generally, we use the yellow rigs for safety deployment but we own them we have the flexibility how we utilize them. >> i have a question regarding the equipment for the rigs when they were purchased was the equipment that is needed internally was that equipment
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purchased as well because i received some feedback from people who think that members of the department say that if rigs go out they take the equipment with them and so there is not enough back up equipment available. >> so it's been a plan of the department as far as the pretty much i dartmouth doubt it we'll have to purchase that separately unless they come maybe mark will know that we don't know about the original question but the question proposed to you might have stemmed from the oes rig we have to staff the - we came up with we're in the process of puncturing and have some of the equipment purchasing the equipment we can equip all the
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others engines rather than the 45, 49 total rigs or 79 those rigs sit empty we have some equipment but purchasing the cash of equipment so if we need them we'll have them and purchasing fiber glass as you may know the fire ladders are hard to replace but when we send rigs to the planned needs especially the front line rigs not the state line but the fiber glass ladders rather than glass those will be equipped that's the plan moving forward tony rivera did a good job and started to put this plan together i know that is the plan in place and wanted to do it for a long time. >> for budgetary reasons we
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need that plan we need to make sure that we're not left without the equipment we'll have the man and women power and have the rig but we won't have all of the things we need to real really be effective perhaps another loma in the budget the next budget that would be helpful or your the plan is in process we are using money to do what we can the brass costs a lot of money those rigs will be there for the disasters you can use it that's what we're buying so the end goal to have enough equipment for 71 rigs to use in a fire and ladders included and the hosed we have the hose. >> so we have the hose so what
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would we be missing. >> i'd like to s cb a. >> the fiths and the medical equipment. >> we have the medical equipment at the station 49 so apart we have the equipment it is available and some equipment we have to buy then we have different ideas what the plan should be port of plan to put autos the cash in one area so the engines go through and all the hoses and another idea for some of the engines leave of cashbox what the menus leaving the hoses with the engines is not a good idea. >> who makes the decisions a committee that presents its finding and recommendations to the chief that makes the decision how to go forward. >> the last meeting will be a informal meeting i had a meeting
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are captain and a few of the assistants chiefs and mark corso was involved but like i said, it is in process i think i'll say by the time of the year 6 of the 11 and have if you'll put 3 maybe with the cash where the engines are and then a pilot to see what works better we can do that. >> is there a place that the division of planning intraining maybe kept. >> the division of tainting training what one idea. >> since people are deployed from division of training. >> they've done that before. >> uh-huh. >> we do it now. >> we do it now okay will you be able to present us with a plan say by the end of january. >> sure. >> okay. i think that that would be helpful one of the
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reasons i wanted to put this on the agenda so our fellow citizens understand mutual aid and how it works and what is needed and you seem hesitant and ready to put this in the next budget. >> well, like i said, i think that a lot of we have a lot of what we need now and getting the pilot light was in the existing budget not sure maybe the s c a. >> a potential budget for the need. >> that's why i included mr. corso in the meeting. >> very good. >> i have a couple of other questions so i see here very hard to read we continental have two members that sits on different
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committees fire scope opt team ac franklin. >> emma high-rise chief. >> ac okay talk a little bit about these committees. >> so let me go back to the notes i'll answer your question. >> that will be page 3 up this one fire scope. >> right a notice regarding the fire scopes there are just on committees ac i can speak to that one a high-rise they want high-rise practices standardized throughout the state what are you doing here and there what is working. >> and as related to mutual aid only. >> fires. >> the fire scope waltz not
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just about mutual aid but ic s came from that and high operable procedures as well 5 different organization fire alarm. >> possibly. >> like something it going on downstairs. >> that sounds might be an alarm is probable floor cleaning. >> anything else you want answered. >> i'm sorry chief i thought you were longing through your papers to respond to something i was waiting for you.
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>> the coordination part of that putting the committees together as is agencies working together to create a committee for other fire departments to on the same page speaks for itself and with the mutual aid point was brought up operational concept the community subdivisions to have the requests requests you have a coordinated response or request you're not - when you're part of the ic s team the planners needs to understand how to plan logistics what do you need and how much do you need and having mr. corso part of this is invaluable he knows how much things cost and even though a disaster stay within realistic what you can achieve. >> and certainly.
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>> thank you for providing the mutual aids regions and san francisco is in region two mates the northernmost city and the southernmost city on this map i can't tell. >> good luck for me to see that two. >> eureka. >> looks like eureka to the north. >> it's up there. >> okay. >> san diego to the south oh, you're saying region 2. >> just in region 2 that's our mutual aid region. >> all right. i, supply that information to us at another time that's okay i think your eyes are beginning to cross. >> i can find it, it is in here somewhere. >> we'll provide that to you
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tomorrow morning. >> that would be great thank you. >> request for mutual aid says local fire chief it is different in other areas. >> we're a city and county. >> so because we're a city and county well, thank you i think that those are all of the questions i have except the train the initial training for wildland firefighters eir firefighting who pays for that training and how do members sign up. >> that i don't know they might have to - >> we'll provide it at the division of training all right. thank you very much. >> thank you commissioner president covington and may we
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have the next agenda item. >> chief of the departments report report if chief of the dependent on current issues activities and event one the department since the 2010 including the fiscal year 2016-2017 academy one and 50th anniversary special event and outreach to other government agencies and the public and report from administration report on the administrative fleet and facility finance and support services and homeland security and training within the department. >> thank you. >> chief of the department chief joanne hayes-white. >> good evening commissioner president covington and commissioners this is my last report regarding the budget the budget has been approved by the mayor on august 2nd we're moving with the replacement of
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equipment that initiative we worked hard to get funded in the fiscal year and in beyond that includes the purchase of 8 new fire engines at the end of this month and in addition, we if you want more civilian hires around headquarters that's a good thing we initiated the hire process with a number of positions in the budget that's the update on the budget with regards to the one and 20th anniversary 54 members do doing well under the deputy chief we're preparing for the one and 21st class we sent out an additional 200ish e-mails for additional backgrounds for the subsequent classes and we are currently reviewing start dates for the one and 21st class that
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is currently schedule for a late to mid-november but hope to pin down a start date for that class very soon. >> with regards to the one and 50 anniversary our committee meets tomorrow morning and division of training 3 of the 4 i know that commissioner hardeman grandson is there so i totally respect our being so attentive as a grandfather and hope our grandson feels better we're delighted to have commissioner yee-riley and commissioner nakajo join us at the first responders volunteer days at washington park it was a nice way to pay celebration for 75 years of being a fire and police
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reserve guardians of the city that put on the event it was well received and appreciated and very much they deserve the fire reserves and guarding the city to take a moment to appreciate them for thank you for all your hard work and their volunteering services and community service thank you for your attention all over the place a 9/11 ceremony typically since i've been the chief since 9/11 on the world trade center and crash sites we'll all stations including the airport will take part in a ceremony throughout the city regarding honoring the memory of one and 43 firefighters that were lost their lives that day typically the mayor has joined us at station 7 this year we'll
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be at station 4 in the public safety building with a commemoration unveiling the artifact world trade center in our possession and eventually will be a cherished piece at the fire department headquarters that will be our 9/11 ceremony and appreciate commissioner president covington all you've done to assist in putting together that ceremony you're a vital part of committee in doing a lot of work and looking forward i have flyers for the public and those that are gathered looking forward to parade in historical exhibition on september 24th and 25 an event not only for the members but everyone under the community a free event were there will be a parade at 10:00 a.m. in
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fisherman's wharf and lots of antic apparatus phenomenon delay and there will be fun activities for families and we're encouraging everyone to come out to that on the twenty-four hour and the 25 we have our fire preservation week october 9th through the 15 all stations will have an open house to talk to the public about fire safety tips and getting a kit together in the event of a large-scale disaster to always be prepared on october 17th our fire boat commissioning in the - the department worked on a film festival at san francisco main public library across the street from city hall here and then we will include conclude on december 3rd with a one and 50 anniversary
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celebration we're looking forward to that and the events we nominated with regards to special events communications and outreach just to let you, you know since the last meeting and the two depths i sent out continued effort to keep the lines of conversation open to all employee groups the opportunity to come together to century sit down some have not coming but we've heard under the veterans group and met with them on august 15th and looking forward to all they're doing and offering in a particular they have many have gone through special training to participate and forming our honor color guard you know all the details and so forth previous to the last meeting we met with the rescue group i
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believe at the end of july and met with the paramedic association on the 18 and deputy chief lombardi's and i attended a community meeting chaired by the department of emergency management to get updated on the projects they're working on different annexed for the disaster plan and so forth chief gonzales and i participated in a call with the state emergency medical services on the 19 to talk about the environments in which our men and women are providing care to members of the community on the 20 i attended i thought the state university the revitalization of 360 with the cesar chavez a company occupying the face i can't group i learned
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that import and export of vehicles not done except in southern california and up to the northern california this group that did a lot of the exporting and comboert in julia local family i should say that are now going to revitalize a lot of jobs at pier 80 i attend on behalf of the department because we're interested and working closely with the port if and our port fair and reasonable was there ken koffman we need to make sure the units that are out there are aware of the urgent activity i believe will occur in the coming months and years it is a good thing to the city on the from the deputies and i met with local 98 to discuss
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current activities and issues regarding what we hadn't talked about since the last meeting and finally today, i know that commissioner president covington adjourned the meeting in memory of 3 retired members i had the opportunity to drive up to soma to present the helmet and badge to the retired did that chief james olsen and that was appreciated by the family and again we would like to thank him for his great service to the department that concludes my report. >> thank you chief joanne hayes-white any public comment on this item? regarding the chiefs report? >> ms. johnson. >> hello, my name is silvia johnson.
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and october is coming with regard is that supposed to be in a particular area i was going to say something about that with the 19 i really like that but i still didn't get the complete you know address on that. >> i'd like to know you know with that - this you know commissioner works with this will be explained on october 21st at park or washington, d.c. park this washington square on the 26
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you know i'd like to know look at more commissioner hospital in 19 on the pier hospitalization a new organization i know i have an interest already in 2006 for the celebration in d.c. and that point for this lady that said she'll help me out and they forced me to - they were going to kill me anyway and put me in a prison i guess you call a foundation because i wasn't
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guilty and they were going to kill me and had told when i was sitting at the bank federal investigation went in there and said i didn't know what to do this guy's watching me they have guns and they was going to shoot me if i didn't sign this check i put in prison for . >> this issue and that was over the cure to cancer that's one of the reasons why all these programs that you had mentioned if we can you know get more detail on washington square
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park i'll appreciate it. >> any public comment on this item? that would like to speak at this time. >> public comment is closed. and go to my fellow commissioners begin with commissioner vice president cleaveland. >> thank you, madam chair and thank you, chief for your report one quick question i'm happy to hear we're importing cars at the pier 80 and like to see more economic development with that mid market it a point of information is the san francisco fire department probable for protecting the port or has the port a separate fire department. >> we have a port fire marshall but all the units and one of the reasons i went to the ceremony is the kickoff our
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battalion 10 will be a busier site we're responsible for the port in san francisco property. >> we have one station house on port property or more than one station. >> we have a number that board with 25 at the foot of third street and that station 35 you're referring to and but i believe the two, that are closet 25 i believe has port support. >> we have full jurisdiction in terms of fire protection for the port. >> no other questions okay. thank you. >> commissioner hardeman. >> yes. chief first, this is great detailed that the department is objective and the staff and the phone numbers i appreciate that. >> interesting that you talked
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about facing i can't and liv there was a convention in washington, d.c. i had to be there a week i volunteered to visit the port of new york they were at capacity and capacity is what unbelievable distills of cars they had overtaken and, of course, no room for them - 15 years later my son was 21st years old i took him along on the trip for the conventional we were on the 67 floor of the outlined trade center prior to 9/11 and the director and staff
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i met so many wonderful people to the bowels of building and the security was incredible it was empty only a few cars the port has recently sold off and had offices there and so we went through that and did a tour and the last at the end of the day, we went back and went to the top of world and take pictures in a three away cameras i had one picture left i was going to take a picture of the son and in the world trade center i took a picture of him standing between the two world trade buildings the only reason i brought that up because of the a job we were working on for a long time getty
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might be able to glad to see we're doing it again, thank you. >> thank you commissioner hardeman. >> commissioner nakajo. >> thank you, madam chair and no particular question but i also wanted to acknowledge chief the great event that was yesterday at washington square and wanted to echo public school i know the commission was well recommend and grateful to the members in audience that are part of reserve so a volunteer organization as you say and when it comes to the support in terms of fires and different kinds of requirement they're there i want to acknowledge them as well thank you. >> a followup. >> yes. commissioner michael hardeman. >> thank you madam president the best news i tried for weeks
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to get. >> hold of the director and so concerned i hope i didn't meet someone that died and remarkable i'm one of the people that met - made me feel so good. >> thank you commissioner hardeman. >> yes. i wanted to add that the event yesterday was nice and want to thank the guardian of the city for putting that together we have a number of one and 50 anniversary events forth coming and i encourage to come out and enjoy we have a lot of people working hard to make those events a success second thank you for your report chief and we don't have a, huh? oh, oh we have a report from the administrator. >> thank you
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i called that. >> good evening commissioner president covington and members of the fire commission and chief ramon deputy chief of the administration this is any report for wednesday, august 24, 2016, and start with assignments the assignment office is currently working on the departments annual moisture list brought to the field on september 1st phenomenon the or for the vacancy station 49 and the airport under homeland security we were recently award a fire investigation for smoke detectors and 3-d modeling equipment and some of the - tenants at the corner war dedication memorial war and the
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change of command ceremony and also the international association of fire extinguisch francisco comes to the meetings for various tactics that include the height and threat against the first responders so and so include the planning for fleet week this october and the urban shield that takes place on september 10th and 11 the department learners as much was we can from the take care ritsz incidents and remind the public if you see something say something under the bureau they continue to have academy background checks and fire boat
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and drug testing i'm happy to report owl tests were negative under the department positions they continue to administer entities and philippines for the department and return to duty and work-related injury examines 24 work related injuries up from last month 19 under the support services construction at pump station one on headquarters is moving along with a subsequent portion with full completion estimated by the end of the october all projects move forward and are on track station 5 we keep going back and forth with the construction start date as of this period station 5 will start construction the last week of
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october with engine 5 moving to station 6 and truck 5 moving to station 38 and division 2 to station 38 station low start the first week of october with engine 16 moving to station 51 and truck 16 moving to station 10. >> support services work working closely with the relocation of the fire boats during construction and finalized drawings are waiting a total of one and 17 requests wore received and processed for the month of july and as you may know the fire boat has been delivered we have not officially accepted the vessel there are a few anywhere issues members of station 35 continue to make
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themselves familiar and all necessary equipment has been order and as the chief mentions the ceremony will take place on october 17th under fleet management evaluations of all bids have been completed and oca is in the bid phase of contract and the following apparatus have been an order or delivered 9 ambulances order and 8 engines ordered by the end of the month and two rescue persuades should be ordered and 15 for the fire prediction and two airline trucks to be ordered and host 18 is close to be in service pending their arrival under division of training the ems staff begin active shooter training on july 18th
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since that 7, 8, 94 hundred plus members are trained and that will be for all members they also continue to provide als to all of the members under the in service the construction of our bart prop that complete and work has begun on the muni prop as part of transit training mod you are your staff has continued they're in service in the field and currently reviewing the truck operations and focusing on basic skills so marked with truck companies this training is well received by the members in the field and as of this reporting field 92 members have received this training under excuse me - nert our coordinator attends various meeting and has outreach presentations and provides valuable neighborhood and advanced training throughout the city
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during this reporting period our nert coordinator eric was honored during a regulation by the san francisco police department credit union in their 15 year partnership the chief and i attended and lastly as mentioned this is the tenth week of one and 20 academy their 7 - the 7 test will take place this friday and i wanted to other people that last week was the best testing results of the academy the number of deficiency was greatly reduced and all 540 recruits in the academy and looking forward to successful training that concludes my report. i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> thank you, very much.
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>> chief williams any public comment on this item? to comment on the administrations report okay seeing none, public comment is closed. and i'll go to commissioner vice president cleaveland. >> thank you, madam chair and chimneys for your report always comprehensive and appreciate one quick question dealing with station 16 as you may know i'm interested in that rebuilt project and would like to know if you say the first week of october is that when they start demolition. >> they're ten actively to start construction. >> so they're going to be door-to-door the existing structure; correct? >> a complete tear down. >> everyone will be relocated at that point how long will the construction period last roughly a year. >> about a year and a half. >> thanks. >> thank you commissioner vice
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president cleaveland. >> any other members of the commission that would like to comment okay. thank you very much xhimz chief williams madam secretary. >> item 7 end of the year calendar discussion by members to make changes to the meeting calendar. >> okay commissioners it seems that we are scheduled to meet i think the wednesday before thanksgiving it is not going to be a cooking session so - (laughter) i would like to get our feedback regarding how we might reschedule this meeting or to cancel it together. >> i'll recommend we cancel the meeting. >> all right. i agree staff didn't want to have to miss their family
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(laughter) >> all right. i will entertain. >> all the other youngsters they'll probably show up but - and they will eat and community-based to sleep. >> i'll entertain a formal motion. >> i'd like to make the motion. >> second. >> all in favor, say i. >> i. >> of canceling of the meeting the wednesday before thanksgiving all in favor, signify by saying i. >> i >> all right. and madam secretary will the december meeting during i think during christmas week. >> yes. december 28th a i'll make a motion we cancel the december 28th meeting as well. >> second (laughter). >> everybody is smiling in the room at the same time. >> for discussion purposes i want to point out to you that the meetings in january will be
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lengthy. >> listed up. >> and well-fed and well-fed so all in favor, signify by saying i. >> i all right. thank you so those two meetings are cancelled and everyone can make their plans accordingly and a new calendar on the website. >> yes. a new calendar on the website will be posted. >> item 8 resolution 2016 zero 6 discussion and possible action regarding proposed resolution 2016 dash 06 recommending the board of supervisors authorize the san francisco fire department to accept and expend a grant amount of one and 34 thousand plus from the federal department of emergency management to purchase fire investigation equipment. >> thank you mr. corso.
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>> good afternoon or ego madam chair mark corso to present for commission approval of fiscal year 2015 safety grant from the federal government in the amount of one and 34 thousand plus for commit e equipment for the fire investigation unit adduced i eyed to purchase equipment of air monitor and others for on scene and 3-d modeling report presentation and we piloted for this this august a one year grant performance period the total was one and 41 thousand plus that leaves a match for the department 6 thousand plus that will be absorbed in our budget and i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> thank you are there any members of the public that want to comment on this resolution okay public
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comment is closed. >> commissioner vice president cleaveland. >> i'll make a motion we approve it. >> thank you. >> okay. i'll second. >> seconded by - >> so generous he lets everyone (laughter). >> proposed by commissioner vice president cleaveland seconded by commissioner hardeman all in favor, signify by saying i. >> i all right. thank you mr. corso you're presenting the next item. >> yes, ma'am. >> next item. >> is the demolition. >> i'm sorry, i didn't give the secretary a chance. >> eyed i'll read into the record item 9 resolution 2016 discussion and possible action regarding proposed resolution 201607 recommending that the board of supervisors authorize the san francisco fire department to do not a retired pickup truck to san francisco firefighters local 798 to be used for the toy program.
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>> clarification prosecute please madam secretary is it 2016 dash 6 or 7. >> 7. >> it is 7. >> okay. the line says 6 thank you. >> good evening again commissioners the next item. >> is a donation for a outlined up-to-date for the 798 toy program an outlined 1952 pickup truck that has retired by the event fire department and because of the condition a large cost of repair so local 798 has discussed the transition for the use of toy program and the department buildings and folks and i building this is a benefit to both parties local 798 has agreed to take on the maintenance and liability of this so it will be completely
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transferred out of the city's possession and we request your approval on this item i'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> thank you mr. corso. >> members of the public? okay no - oh, i see one person coming up >> hello, my name is silvia johnson. this is 98 he has a lot of commissioners - this because the electronics and departments trucking been trucking with my when i was younger i mean is there any way we can goat more
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798 isn't. >> thank you. any other members of the public that would like to speak okay commissioner vice president cleaveland. >> i just want to congratulate the local 798 on the toy program our building associations collects toys in partnership with the local 798 a wonderful program where the kids in need in their city so i applaud local 798 for taking the truck and happy to make a motion to approve that resolution. >> thank you commissioner vice president cleaveland we have a motion is there a second. >> second. >> seconded by. >> who made the motion. >> the motion was made by
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commissioner vice president cleaveland and seconded by commissioner hardeman all right. all in favor, signify by saying i. >> i thank you. >> next item. >> corresponds addressed to the commission received from august 10th to 19 august 2016 letter from les. >> thank you i had a comment on correspondence. >> do you have a comment on correspondence can you hold on a moment and community-based to public comment any public comment? public comment is closed. commissioner hardeman >> yeah. thank you madam president and one of our corresponds correspondence to the commissioners f that didn't get highlighted because this is in a packet of other correspondence
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but from the spear land coordinator describing a flame tournament in the thousand of people that participate in basketball and baseball tournament basically thanks to members of the san francisco fire department and i know when i coach t ball through i didn't get grade basketball and baseball firefighters volunteers are the best for coaching noticing none get paid i encourage any member of the public support the flame program because it is donations it keep it going for thousands of kids so thank you to the flame folks. >> thank you commissioner hardeman. >> all right. next item. >> item 11 agenda for next san francisco
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fire department meeting discussion for the september 16th regular meeting of. >> all right. thank you madam president we have already an update on recently destruction regarding the establishment of an h 23 clarification and station 49 ems new building i'm remember michael he's present other historic information to the commission previously. >> are there any other items chief joanne hayes-white. >> thank you commissioner president covington and chief will be presenting our finding or responses to the recommendations of the civic
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grand jury report. >> when we have when will the draft be ready. >> no matter than the close of business september 2nd. >> any other items. >> commissioner nakajo. >> thank you madam president seeing that the next commission meeting might be a little bit heavy i want to get an update on the pier dock station at the pier 35 and if the 14 agenda is heavy because we have the grand jury as well i'll will entertain a suggestion that perhaps move that to the september 28th meeting if this works with the chief of the department and chief lombardi we might be able to look at the 28 meeting as an
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update reports ones pier 35 station and the new building that will be there is that something that might be possible. >> well madam president. >> well, certainly possible i suggest that i put it on the agenda and if we're running out of time we can continue it until the next one so that will be kind of a heavy program chief lombardi. >> so madam president if that is a heavy agenda i'll make the motions to move it back to the 28 because it will be heavy so i can wait madam secretary until we create that agenda at the next meeting on the 14 but point of information we could project at least the 28 thank you madam
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president. >> you're welcome, sir. >> all right. is that it; four, the upcoming agenda thank you all very much
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>> this lodge is home to some of the best fly casting pools in the world. these shallow concrete pools don't have fish. this is just a place where people come to practice their fly casting technique. ith was built in the 1930's and ever since, people have been coming here to get back to nature. every year, the world championship of fly casting is
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held in san francisco and visitors from all over the globe travel to be here. >> we are here with phil, general manage of san francisco rec and parks department at the anglers lodge. what do you think about this? >> it is spectacular, travis from oregon, taught me a snake roll and a space cast. >> there are people from all over the world come to san francisco and say this is the place to be. >> yeah. it's amazing, we have teams from all over the world here today and they are thrilled. >> i flew from ireland to be here. and been practicing since for the competition. all the best casters in the world come here. my fellow countryman came in first place and james is on the current team and he is the head man.
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>> it's unique. will not see anything like it where you go to compete in the world. competitions in ireland, scotland, norway, japan, russia each year, the facilities here in the park are second to none. there is no complex in the world that can touch it. >> i'm here with bob, and he has kindly agreed to tell me everything i need to know about casting. i'm going to suit up and next, we're in the water. >> what any gentleman should do. golden gate angling has free lessons the second saturday of every month. we have equipment show up on the 9:30 on the second saturday of every month and we'll teach them to fly cast. >> ok. we are in the water. >> let me acquaint you with the
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fly rod. >> nice to meet you. >> this is the lower grip and the upper grip. this is a reel and a fly line. we are going to use the flex of this rod to fling away. exactly as you moved your hands. >> that's it? >> that's it. >> i'm a natural. >> push both arms forward and snap the lower hand into your tummy. push forward. >> i did gave it a try and had great time but i might need some more practice. i met someone else with real fly casting skills. her name is donna and she is an international fly casting champion. >> i have competed in the casting ponds in golden gate park in san francisco. i have been to japan and norway for fly casting competition. i spend my weekends here at the club and at the casting pond.
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it's a great place to learn and have fun. on a season day like this, it was the perfect spot to be. i find fly casting very relaxing and also at the same time very challenging sport. takes me out into the nature. almost like drawing art in the air. and then i can make these beautiful loops out there. >> even though people from across the globe come here to compete, it's still a place where locals in the know relax and enjoy some rely unique scenery. until next time, get out and play!
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>> will the guests please be seated. >> good afternoon and thank you for attending today's ceremony ladies and gentlemen, the 75 secretary of the navy ray magnifying us >> (clapping.) >> leader pelosi and pastor, mayor ed lee and supervisor wiener
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poland as far as we're concerned milk and aaron kevin mayor of san diego and so many other distinguished guests here today and friends of in and of itself and the 4r6b9 community arm, navy and marine corp uniquely gives to america presence in around the globe around is clock insuring stability and deterring adverse and giving our leaders options in time of crisis we're americans is awaiting never a home game sailors and mairpz are not only in the right place at the right time they're in the right time all the time to get that preponderance you've got to have great halls on the
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horizon we've reversed the decline in shipbuilding 2001 to 2008 in those seven years the navy put 41 ships under contract i've been in this job nor seven years and in the at the same time we've contracted for 85 ships >> (clapping.) >> and one of the great privileges and great responsibilities that i have in this job is to name each of those ships each class of ship has a naming convention a theme so sub marines are named for states ships for cities and destroyers are named for heroes and among and no more skraeft
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and aircraft carriers for president and marine sheriff's deputies for battles we do this to honor the navy's history but to connect the navy to america and to the american people so it is important to remember and honor navel heroes sailors and marines that sacrificed for america that's why i named 8 ships for metal of honor recipients people like john thin and woody williams in are we there yet? world war ii and others for vietnam and just this morning alter camp pep it on the john a gunnery sergeant for a metal of honor for the canal and even though
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the mairpz were not in part of war effort toe figure out and died at hiroshima and others ships like the rap he will or the navy cross recipient in iraq and lena the first woman awarded the navy cross during world war i also important i think to recognize and honor those who have fought in a different way and sacrificed sometimes in the same way by losing their lives those who have strived to fulfill the promise laid out in our constitution to form a more perfect union those who have fought for the ideals that we cherish as a nation justice, quality, freedom
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that's why in january, i name the first ship of a new class the john louis after the iconic >> (clapping.) >> after the icon dearth and risked his life for that justice and quality and freedom and the naming convention for this entire class of ships are civil rights leader which brings us to the reason we're here today to name a ship for a person who stood for and killed for quality justice, freedom. >> harvey milk
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>> (clapping.) >> and his career was known i want to start with the fact that he came from a navy family his father william was a sub marine his mother joined the group in world war i that evoked for the inclusion of women in the united states navy so he came from a tradition of local navel services and activism we became a navel officer and came to san diego as a diving insofar and engaged in numerous pursuits and became active in politics as a pioneer in the gay rights movement an elected supervisor to hold office no california in the 10 short
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months he was in office he sponsored an anti discrimination bill advocated for stronger safer neighborhoods and spoke out on state and national issues of importance to the lgbtq community but also have importance to women to racial and ethic minority and stopped a measure to seek intolerance by appealing to anti gay rights. >> (clapping.) >> in his words he said we are coming out to fight the lives the myths the distortions and coming out to tell the truth of gaze tied of the conspiracy i'll
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talk about he came out with justice. quality, freedom >> and an a sin tried to silence that voice and to end that fight but even after death his voice still spoke his struggles continue and his cause taken up by countless others harvey milk prereported a statement in case i was killed it said if a bullet should enter my brain let that destroy today nearly 40 years later many of the doors have think outside the box destroyed next month the military will celebrate the 5 anniversary of the repeal of don't ask don't tell
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>> (clapping.) >> service members that defended our country but had to allow about w40er7 were to live only and honestly right after the appeal of don't ask don't tell he was in the house we had a big base and everybody came in afghanistan came through there i spoke to a group of seven hundred sailors and marines some of whom were coming in and some leaving and after the event a navel korman approached me just to say thank you he said he was ending his third
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combat tour 3 combat tours and had been purified for more than a decade he'd been in the navy he'll be found and asked to leave now how wrong is that 3 combat tours and yet his biggest fear was that he was not going to be permitted to serve because of who he loved. >> we've got to do more than that if anyone here or anyone you know was discharged for being a member of 4r6b9 community and if they're interested you're interested if you want to come back and let the navy take another look at
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that discharge >> (clapping.) >> i can't take another look on my own none can but if the ask and the service member or a family member asked we can take another look i urge you to do that >> (clapping.) >> so we're doing those things for two main reasons one the morley right thing to do but another reason these actions make us a stronger military force every time every time we vote in the military to people who have been kept out for of the worst of reasons we've been stronger when the military was racially
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integrated in the late 40s we became stronger when we began to recruit women's in large numbers we became stronger and opened to women we became stronger when we repealed don't ask don't tell and when we end the ban on anti gay services we became stronger >> (clapping.) >> and every time an action like this every single time some people opposed it using the same arguments over and over again unit morale will go down that will make the force weaker and every single those folks were wrong every single time >> (clapping.)
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>> a more diverse force is a stronger force diversity and background, diversity in thought, exist diversity in perspective our force should represent and be reflective of the country it defends how can we deny a person that qualifies in every way the honor of helping to defend this country because wanted color or shape of their skin or because of who they love how can we do that how can we do that we shouldn't and now thankfully in the military we don't >> (clapping.) >> one last thing every ship has a sponsor or two
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they break the bottle of champagne across the bow but give that ship the 3er7b89 and character so the two sponsors for the harvey milk are going to be senator dianne feinstein because of her association with harvey milk and public policy i think a navy veteran who couldn't continue to serve in uniform because of who she is and who is sense been a force fell advocate of the lgbtq community and the first navy veteran to be issued a new d d-214 to correct her gender listed on the form
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>> (clapping.) >> so, now it is my privilege to name ta o-20 six the u.s. usns harvey milk . >> (clapping.) >> thank you, mr. secretary ladies and gentlemen, congresswoman nancy pelosi .
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>> (clapping.) >> good afternoon, everyone it is an honor for us to be here on that special occasion not only for the harvey milk family but for the united states of america aren't we proud >> (clapping.) >> secretary magnifying us you have been a true a governor and ambassador and nor four more than seven years the skraeft secretary of the navy you honor us with your presence thank you for your jerng leadership and patism is so many people brought this day to fruition it is remarkable to start off with a gay man's chorus singing glib
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america and thank you for your leadership as part of the harvey milk foundation mayor ed lee, an honor to be here wasn't our city beautiful as a backdrop and i know you want to welcome the mayor in san diego thank you for the roll that san diego played in making this mr. mayor and ma'am, speaker thank you for what you did for the essential of the state of california and corn beggar knew harvey milk the best and i also want to recognize scott wiener for contributing to today as well to our. >> (clapping.) >> sponsor congratulations to you my understanding is that you were responsible for the ship for the life of the ship paula
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so thank you. dianne feinstein couldn't be here as a family issue in terms of her husband's health but certainly it here in spirit and exist to be a sponsor of the ship as well as a sponsor with paula thank you congratulations to you paula thank you . >> (clapping.) >> we're proud of this vessel designed to refuel ships at sea and bearings harry's name his fight for justice to the vision to generations of progress harvey came out at a time 4r6b9 meant those sister i'm honored to be here with his nephew stuart. >> thank you for being a keeper of this land. >> (clapping.) >> his mother audry wouldn't
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be here but in spirit as well we all - this is a family i'm honored to be here with my daughter christine and my granddaughter daughter we attend harvey milk day declared in california and stamp declared by the united states of america now the naming of the ship and hopefully as a chris negatively impacting of the ship pretty soon but something we take pride in harvey and john louis for whom this class of ship it named they made america more american with their sacrifice and encourage as the secretary said helped us form a more perfect union but people of san francisco the usns harvey milk is another deeply powerful sign how far we've come from attending two
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funerals during the age crisis; right? mr. ambassador two a day now to celebrating marriage thanks to the leadership the 4r6b9 community and even though veterans a repeal off don't ask don't tell and removed the service ban on the hero oversees i wanted to acknowledge the roll that our want barack obama played wouldn't have been possible we take great pride. >> (clapping.) >> in passing the legislation in the congress but he really led the way in bringing the military community around leadership around to a place that has secretary said makes us stronger in our defensive of our country secretary magnifying us lead the
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charge to make us more inclusive we recognize this this is will inclusion and stuart said about the ships naming uncle harvey as a that's what we calls him uncle harvey's legacy is bigger than san francisco and the u.s. and the literature community it is a legacy of hope and a story of sacrifice for everyone and my goal stewart goal to spread that hope and call for, visibility not just across the nation but around the world the usns harvey milk went on to say without having said fail has joined us on that journey with hope and qualification hope here in america and hope across the assess thank you secretary magnifying us for your
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unparalleled leadership we're indebted to you and you'll see service members that protect freedom aboard the usns harvey milk harvey poured his incur into a source of hope we all saw that of a certain age we knew harvey he gave us hope for a better world hope for a better tomorrow may the break off men and women of usns harvey milk have the same hope and strength against the odds as this ships namesake thank you very much. >> (clapping.) >> thank you congresswoman pelosi ladies and gentlemen, the sponsor of usns harvey milk ms.
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paula. >> (clapping.) >> good afternoon leader pelosi and secretary magnifying us and ambassador and mayor ed lee distinguished guests ladies and gentlemen, it is with deep gratitude provide and humidity that i stand here as a sponsor of this ship it is a great honor to be the sponsor of any ship in our fleet but i'm forever grateful to secretary magnifying us for giving me the singular privilege to sponsor this ship as i under taxi the duties and responsibility of this i say a pray i'm sure has been repeated through navel history dear lord please don't let me screw up for me as a member of lgbtq
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community and having served as an officer in the united states navy i know that being a sponsor of this ship is not really about me rather i'm the judge the person that's been grant the privilege to represent the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgenders patriots that serves our nation through the generations particularly those who have gone to sea sailed in harm's way and richard the navel service it is altogether fitting garter are here today to celebrate naming the ship the harvey milk it is proper that a ship of united states navy is the namesake of that man that his life exemplified the core
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values of encourage and commitment his work to advance our nation to form that more perfect union all americans enjoy the liability and the promise of freedom will be remembered whenever the usns harvey milk sail the men and women reflect did nation that embraces the rich diversity of our people and draws stroeth from inclusion and honors the service of all called to service it will take pride in a ship named for a leader that saw the promise of our country and engages the prostitute of making our country a better place for all of us and any sailor will be proud to sail in a ship like that thank you
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>> (clapping.) >> thank you ladies and gentlemen, the mayor of the city and county of san francisco edwin m lee >> (clapping.) >> thank you lieutenant commander for that introduction and to secretary magnifying us week to san francisco and to everyone 40 from out of town for this incredible engagement as mayor, i want to welcome you to our beautiful treasure island accuse the construction i want to acknowledge stuart milk harvey's nephew and connecticut non-in an harvey's former aid as a member of the board of supervisors here today on behalf of the milk foundation
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also want to recognize one of our own local supervisor scott wiener that represents harvey's district i get to go there and it was scott in 2012 offered the resolution offering the navy to do what we're madam clerk, any announcements? with great pride and enjoy today ladies and gentlemen, leader pelosi lieutenant secretary has a highlighted the profound significance of this day and the naming so i'll be brief san francisco has always been a place that has attracted new people and new ideas a place of innovation for destroy, art, culture, and, of course, social justice
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harvey milk like so many that came before and after him came to san francisco because here he could live his life nor freely than any other place in the world at the time and in doing so his profile encouraged changed the world and spider adjudicators i don't believe i'll have the pleasure of being the mayor of san francisco without his sacrifice and it cost him a man that served his country and our belove it cost his life and we mourn his loss but celebrate we give thanks to the great gift that was his life we come a long way from a nation that harvey knew we all know our work for full
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quality and acceptance not just in law but in hearts and minds is not yet done mrs. secretary our announcement that a united states navel ship will forever bear the name of usns harvey milk is part of legacy of harvey's unfinished work it tells surveyed from every part of our nation in every port of call what we know that harvey milk was a great american that belongs in that great civil rights leader for our country we're grateful we're thrilled and proud for the milk family for the foundation and certainly for our city thank you. >> (clapping.) >> thank you, mayor ed lee
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ladies and gentlemen, ambassador nancy. >> (clapping.) >> thank you, very much. lieutenant commander and friends let's give a grateful thanks to secretary magnifying us and nancy pelosi and mayor ed lee and the spokesman to stuart milk and everybody that has been involved in that thank you >> (clapping.) >> and i'm arrived and honored to be here my son eric, daughter and i watched the movie milk to recreation our memory the signature movement of the harvey's leadership and the encroachment he lead and one of the most moving scenes in the ended when thirty thousand people gathered with literally the candles to honor the life of
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this leader of lgbtq movement it reminds me our first lady eleanor roosevelt it is better to utility one candle than occurs the darkness harvey starred a movement it changed a nation his legacy lives on in the great work by the harvey milk foundation and his nephew stuart milk and ann and others that accepted stuart accepted at the same time apparently metal of freedom he on harvey's on behalf of in 2009 the same year i humbly received the work building ed anyone kohlman i made a promise to my sister suzy in 1998 the year harvey died
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i'll i rad breast cancer not only in the u.s. but gloefshl while pave a way for a cure meeting stuart that day was a natural phenomena that changed any life gave me another cause to pursue achieving equal rights to the lgbtq community in our nation and across the world and an honor stuart to serve in an advisory roll in the incredible harvey milk foundation that is supported all corners of the globe doing so with grace and advocacy and i do so not as a former u.s. ambassador but as a proud american as a proud mother of my son eric who is here today with us and is himself a wonderful
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openly gay philanthropist and lgbtq recognize that firmly believes in inclusion not exclusion >> (clapping.) >> eric and i have been privileged to be or be part of enormous events in u.s. and abrade if the u.s. amcy in budapest we stand with harvey's dream of quality for all the foundation is taken harvey's name and story across the globe working successfully on the ground with strufrlg and emerging lgbtq communities on fixed continent and now the usns harvey milk will join lgbtq centers named after harvey from italy and barack news you're the
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first of the newest 4r6b9 center named after harvey luther with an result of in the ground work and the usns harvey milk will send a message of hope along with streets and parks named for harvey's encourage and his they couldn't and vision from salt lake city to cambridge and san diego lead by professionals that worked and partnered with groundbreaking events with the u.s. state department the european union and key stakeholders and now today prourld with the u.s. navy as we join together and join secretary magnifying us we say
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thank you when last year a host of all 6 currently serving openly lgbtq united states ambassadors for a televised conversation that was watched live around the world hope will never be silent anywhere across the globe and certainly harvey milk will telegraph that hope to the world where much work remains a tool it raise awareness about the communities collective strushlg a a global strufrl i know from my diplomatic work today, we'll have u.s. navy as an educational partner in spreading harvey's hope every time usns harvey milk enters a port one of the message was visibility and 38 years said you must come out to our parents i
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know that is it so hard and will hurt them think about how they'll hurt you in coming out to our relatives and friends if indeed they're your friends and come out to your neighbors to your fellow workers to the people that work where you eat and shop and once again sfroi the myths and distortions today is a great day few things are as visible as a huge navy ship with harvey's name >> (clapping.) >> imagination imagine this ship pulling something a port somewhere in the world where people are minimized and prosecuted well, what a
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statement the united states of america is proud to put the name of an out and proud gay man on one of the ships it's my honor to have the ceremony by the secretary. >> and all the brave men and women will be spraepd the belief in quality for all there's much more work to be done to insure this community is inbowed with doutdz with the same right and my own son that works tireless for the cause helps me building that sometime we'll bring about change in the real world for justice for all thank you >> (clapping.) >> thank you ambassador ladies and gentlemen, one final time
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san francisco gay man's chorus ♪ ♪ ♪ >> there - when we all will be together ever ever such a moment ever will be true a moment we face it all those faces never will be - never ever -
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oh, never ever will we have that first time - or last time or just this time never get to see - never ever (singing) take each moment as - give it backpack give it back agaack g
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(shouting.). >> more and more city's high san francisco is committing to dislocate to end all traffic death that means improving
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safety for people walking and driving and safety on our streets is everyone's responsibility people can make mistakes but not result in injury or death all traffic collisions are preventable as drivers you play a large role that will give you the tools to drive safely on streets a recent survey asks hundreds of drivers about save city introduce driving what did they say watch for distracted behavior and slow down and be patient and check for people before you turn the facts about city driving shows how important to be alert most collisions happen in good weather allowance
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even at 25 mile-per-hour it takes a vehicle 85 feet to stop this is almost 7 car lengths slowing down makes collisions less savior when a person is hit by a passerby vehicle 25 minor the chance of death is 25 percent 40 percent that increases inform 85 percent slowing down didn't cost much time driving behind a person takes 9 extra semiautomatic and stopping at the yellow light takes only 30 seconds by hitting someone costs you hours and weeks of our time and maybe a life take a deep breath and take you're time cities cross america are being
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safely for walking and driving some streets are confusing here's what you need to know all intersection kroukz of novelist marked some are marked to make them more visible other crosswalks and intersections are raised to the level of sidewalk to actress as speed bump and people are maybe crossing be cautious and watch for people when you approach any intersection advanced limit lines and pedestrian yield signs show drivers where people walk and stop behind the lines at stop signs and for people crossing bulb outs where the sidewalks extends into the street make that tease easy to see pedestrians and remember to slow
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down whether making reasons and watch for people on sidewalk estimations extensions that maybe closer than you expect and bicyclists may motive to the left to get around bulb outs this gives people a head start allowing pedestrians to enter the crosswalk before transfer starts moving makes them more visible pedestrian scrimmage and stop the vehicles in all directions allow people to cross including department of building inspection scrambles are paired with no light restriction and rapid beacons you turn bright whether the pedestrians are there or the center is activated precede slowly as you approach the beacons especially, if their activated a pedestrian crossing light turns yellow before
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turning sold red back to flash red procedure after making a full stop as long as the sidewalk is empty and, of course, stop whenever the light is red traffic circles reduce conflicts you must stop at the strewn and precede around the raise your right hand of the circle watch for people in crosswalks and people in bikes coming around the circle arrows indicate where people with bikes share the intersections and people have ride to people on bikes have the right to use the lane whether or not in the sharing bike lanes
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are for people protected by parks e.r. parked cars and stay out of separated bike lanes unless an emergency dashed bike lanes are a shared zone four for vehicles to change lanes slow bike lanes allow the circles their unusually sprayed before me from other traffic some bike lanes are built to the level higher than the street but lower than the sidewalk they provide a safe separated space sponsor cyclists are around vehicles the box areas are marked with the stencil at intersections act as advanced limit lines for people to garter at a red light this increases the 1r0ir7b9 to drivers people will ride past stopped vehicles at the fronltd
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of the intersection give them room and stop short of limit line behind the bike without objection and cross only after the green light and people cleared the bike box bicycle traffic lights allow people on bikes to proceed while vehicles are stopped be unaware aware of those bike san francisco general hospital but stay alert and only skrans when the vehicle is cleared the intersection let's take a quiz to see what all of learned here we go number one when do month collisions happen did you say in daytime you're correct question two if an intersection is not marched is it still a crosswalk yes did you get it right great job
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one more before we go on what's one of the best things to do to avoid collisions? you can it take a breath pay attention and slow down city streets are crowded and chaotic so seeing everyone every single everything is difficult here's a test how many times did the white team pass the ball? if you answered 11 you're correct but did you notice anything else also be aware ever you're surrounded and remember that is easy 0 miss something if you're not looking for it here's some basic principles
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driving near peep e people from you're driver's seat it is difficult address our mirrors to reduce blind spots people on bicycles maybe be in our blind spot give yourselves plenty of time to react look out stay on the road from building to building not just curve to curve check driveways and behind parked vehicles for people that enter our path turning vehicles are especially dangerous important people walking and collisions often occur when vehicles are making tunnels when you turn remember check for people using the crosswalk before starting you're turn watch for people on bikes
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traveling in the ongoing direction always check our mirrors and blind spots patience pays off take a moment to make sure you're clear while it might feel you'll save time by driving fast or turning without checking you won't save driving only adds a few semiautomatic to our trip a collision can cost you, your job or someone's live here's important things to remember all crosswalks are legal and pedestrian have the right-of-way people cross the street anywhere children and seniors and people with disabilities are the most vulnerable think city strits give buses and streetcars a lot of the space or people returning to catch a train don't block the box this creates dangerous
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situation for people walking how are forced into moving traffic and people bicycling out of the bike lane and people on bikes most city streets are legal for bicyclists even without signs people biking can fall in front of you provide a safe amount of space when passing someone on a bike a minimum of 3 feet is required by law in california and people on bikes prefer to be in the bike lane in for the this is often to avoid accidents give them room people on bikes will stay away from the traffic or watch out for open doors whoops that was a close one expect people to go to
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the front of the light and pass on the right a tap of the horn maybe useful to make you're preservation known but avoid using the horn it may saturday night be someone vehicles anybody right turns are especially dangerous important biking always approach right turns properly signal early and wait for people biking through the intersection move as far to the right to people on bikes can pass on the left let's try a few more questions who are the most vulnerable people on city streets? children? seniors, and people with disabilities why do people on bikes ride close to travel there to avoid
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car doors what is one of the most dangerous situations for people walking and riding bikes? turning vehicles and what can you do to make sure that everyone is safe in any situation? thartsz stay patient and alert and, of course, slow down parking and loading a vehicle on accredit city streets is a challenge weather parking and unloading always check for people in our mirrors and blind spots and on the driver's side with our right turn right hand this causes you to look 40 on your left for bicyclists when passersby
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exiting the vehicle make sure about opening the door know where loading zones are if not loading zones available use side streets never stop in bike lanes or traffic lanes. >> bad weathering and visible rain and fog or low lighting make it hard to see you're vehicle is likely to slide or loss control in eye i didn't controls and create issues for people walking and biking they tried try to avoid pulled and umbrellas and construction get slippery for people the safety thing to do in conditions whether wet or icy or dark slow
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down and drive more carefully remember going fast may on this save you a few semiautomatic but speeding may cause you a life or you're job people walking and biking are vulnerable people can be distracted or make unsafe decisions as a driver the responsibility for safety lies with you a collision could mean the loss of our life or you're job and dealing with the legal implementations could take years or an emotional toll if someone is killed in a crash help us achieve vision zero and everyone can use the streets safely. >> thank you for watch and following the important driving tests your remember we're counting on you
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(clapping.) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i think we have more companies anywhere in the united states it's at the amazing statement we're not trying to be flashy or shocking just trying to create something new and original were >> one of the things about the conduct our you enter and turn your your back and just so the orchestra. the most contrary composer of this time if you accountability
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his music you would think he's a camera come important he become ill and it was crazy he at the end of his life and pushed the boundary to think we're not acceptable at this point for sure it had a great influence he was a great influence on the haanguage on the contemporary up to now. i thought it would be interesting because they have e he was contemporary we use him on this and his life was you kill our wife you get poisons all those things are great stories for on opera. i was leaving behind a little bit which those collaborative
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dancers i was really trying to focus on opera. a friend of mine said well, what would you really want to do i said opera what is it not opera parallel. why isn't it are that i have the support now we can do that. i realized that was something that wasn't being done in san francisco no other organization was doing this as opposed to contemporary we are very blessed in san francisco to have organizations well, i thought that was going to be our speciality >> you create a conceptual idea for setting the opera and you spear ahead and work with the
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other sdierndz to create an overview vision that's the final product felt opera. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> i was very inspired to work with him because the way he looked at the key is the way i looked at sports looking at the daily. >> so much our mandate is to try to enter disis particular work there's great dancers and theatre actresses and choirs we've worked with and great video artists is a great place to collect and collaborate. i had a model they have a professionally music yes, ma'am assemble and as a student i benefited from being around this professional on and on soccer
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ball and as a conductor i'd be able to work with them and it's helped my growth i had a dream of having a professional residential on and on soccer ball to be an imperial >> it operates as a laboratory we germ a national the ideas technically and work with activity artists and designers and video all over the on any given project to further the way we tell stories to improve our ability to tell stories on stage. that's part of the opera lab >> i was to investigate that aspect of renaissance and new work so that's why this piece it is important it was a
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renaissance composer. >> there were young people that are not interested in seeing traditional opera and like the quality and it's different it has a story telling quality every little detail is integrated and helps to capture the imagination and that's part of the opera how we can use those colors into the language of today. >> so one of the great things of the stories of opera and story combined with opera music it allows people to let go and be entertained and enjoy the music instead of putting on headphones. >> that's what is great about
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art sometimes everyone loves it because you have to, you know, really great you have to have both some people don't like it and some people do we're concerned about that. >> it's about thirty something out there that's risky. you know, disliked by someone torn apart and that's the whole point of what we're drying to do >> you never take this for granted you make sure it is the best if you can. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ waiting
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patiently the meeting will tom to the order this the the sfaevengs i'm bryant tan the president of the commission that couple ever housekeeping items please turn off your cell phones if you're a member of the public and want to speak about an item you see agendized we will have speaker cards fill it out and i'll call you up when we opium and finally thank you to sophisticating and the media services for airing this live start with the roll call