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someone who is been committed to vision zero here in san francisco from the beginning. who has been willing to put our cities dollars where we need to. someone who is been fighting to get these numbers down to zero, the 43rd mayor of the city of san francisco aer edwin lee. >>[applause] >> thank you. some women david chiu and thank you for your leadership because as you have said, we've got to do the right thing. it's never easy to do the right thing for the right reason. all of the people standing here beside me have been in hours and hours of deliberation around how to best fill our toolbox with things that would make our streets safer. and the vision zero is not just about automated enforcement systems. they are part of invaluable tools. in san francisco, with the vision zero, we are-as you can see
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readily, even right outside, redesigning our streets to make them safer, slow down traffic. we are working with all of our communities particularly with a very strong education program, and in partnership with her educational leaders to slow down traffic, to make sure that people using cars are understanding the consequences could the consequences that literally end up right here at zuckerberg general hospital costing the city some $35 million a year to respond to car crashes and victims of them. we are working very intentionally with our police officers and i want to note and thank the police officers from the san francisco police department, as well as the san jose police department because they know what happens on the street has in large part to do with speed. and enforcing our
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laws are police department has been focused on the five top things that cause pedestrian safety to be less safe. so we're doing a lot of enforcement but they need help. they certainly need the help of technology tools that this legislation will offer the cities like san jose and san francisco. i'm going to have a special thanks to a mayor who is cosponsoring this with me, mayor sam ricardo for not only coming up here from being a stalwart transportation in general and for also being a stalwart on making sure his streets, my street, and our streets are safer for pedestrians i want to thank our board of supervisors and i know norman yee are not getting any younger. were faster in our walking of our streets but we do do a lot of walking and we have personal experiences that we do see speed is going to be of great help in this toolbox.
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but enforcement and education redesigning our streets are all about the collaboration that mta and the county transit authority along with all of our partners in the community and community advocates, work with our police department's our large enforcement officers, traffic experts, to make sure we do our best to vision zero is about all of those things but it's also about adding new tools but it's also about educating ourselves to make sure anyone who is driving, whether they are big rigs, or muni buses were cars of every sort, slow down. we need to enforce that make it a big deal. this will help. as a some women chiu has quoted, it is held in other cities did in fact 142 other cities have automated speed enforcement and it is working to reduce collisions, particularly,
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pedestrians by very serious percentages. i've-we need to have those percentages down to zero in san francisco. so we are going to commit to supporting this. we will work with other colleagues brought the state. we will have that dialogue, that is difficult in the face of opposition but again, it is always going to be hard to do the right thing for the right reason and having automated speed enforcement is the right thing to do especially with the speeds that we are experiencing good so thank you to everybody for continuing to work hard on this and to also continue to make that toolbox as large as it is because that's how we are going to eventually get to vision zero. thank you. >>[applause] >> thank you mayor lee for
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your leadership. i'm honored to introduce our next speaker in the following way. i'm going to out him very briefly. about 20 years ago he was a former resident of san francisco and he bike and walk in our cities. he knows the challenges of our city. but in more recent years he has been leading efforts in his hometown of san jose on transportation issues as well as in particularly, but it comes to safety on our streets. the mayor of the largest city in the bay area, mayor of san jose, sam ricardo. >>[applause] >> thank you some remember chiu. he did mention that the reason why he knows that i used to live in san francisco is that he's a former housemate of mine. so don't get me started about outing anybody with stories. >>[laughing] here in san francisco and in san jose and throughout silicon valley we know too well the expression that the future is already here. it is simply not well
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distributed. unfortunately, as we know the future of keeping our pedestrians safe on the streets of our cities necessarily involves automated speed enforcement and other critical technologies. we have the future distributor to 142 cities throughout this country but not the cities of san jose were san francisco. how ironic here in the heart of silicon valley, because the laws of the state of california do not allow us to utilize this very vertical technology to keep more pedestrians from having to enter the doors of this hospital. i want to acknowledge our team from san jose who came out to join us. we are all in on this pic is critically important to us is a chance provisioned jim--lieut. steve payne from san jose police department as well as capt. kings were the good we have got our whole time managing laura
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wells from the department of transportation because we know how critically important this legislation is and we know how courageous the something number two is for leading this effort. there are powerful forces aligned against this bill. we can only hope that the voices of the families of all too many victims will be heard by the rest of the assembly and the senate as they consider this critical legislation for keeping our residents safe. between 40 and 60 fatalities occur every year in the city of san jose and so many unnecessarily because of our inability to regulate the speed on the roads. as assembly member chu indicated, that speed is the critical predictive indicator for whether or not individual will survive or not. we can do far more. and we look forward to partnering with that san francisco on this and many other important innovations and
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improvements in our test rotation infrastructure. i feel very blessed to have an extraordinary colleague in mayor lee who has been both innovative and collaborative and we look forward to many more partnerships like this. i certainly want to thank assembly member to his leadership as well send her belt and so many others who jumped on top of this bill yet this is important. we need to bring it home. thank you. >>[applause] >> now that i saw the microphone to start sharing some stories about sam ricardo. we have with us the most important boys is in this discussion that is the family members of the victims and survivors of traffic crashes. i would like to actually-because i know they're walking about here a little late if you could these, join us at the podium. like to invite up to introduce the bay area news for safe streets organization julie mitchell. >>[applause]
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>> hi. my name is julie mitchell and i'm here because on may 23 2013, my families life was changed forever when a garbage truck ran over and killed my 21-year-old son, dylan. while he was riding his bike to work. his death has devastated our lives. dylan was the oldest of my four sons and such a ray of sunshine and positive role model to his younger brothers and so many friends that knew him. he was just starting out his adult life as an electrician, apprentice for ibew could do is making everyone proud following in his father's footsteps and four generations of electricians in our family. he was deeply loved by so many.
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it's a daily struggle knowing i'll never see my precious son again. no parent should have to bury their child. all hopes and dreams for his future were destroyed because of a crash that could have been prevented. this is why i decided that i would do whatever i possibly could to prevent any other family from having to face the same devastation. i know i needed to do something positive in my son's memory and i wanted to make-i want to help change the culture of driving so our roads don't just move traffic as fast as possible without consideration of the safety of everyone on those roads. so i turned my grief into action and together with other people have faced similar tragedies, we started the san francisco bay area chapter of families for
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safe streets. we are part of a growing national movement of families affected by traffic violence who are want to put an end to these needless deaths. we will share our stories and fight for policy changes to prevent future families from suffering as we do. since the launch of our group, the number one thing that we've committed to as a group is getting speed ab - past. that's why being sold being here today so important to me and i'd like to thank assembly member chu for introducing the legislation for automated speed enforcement. i like to also thank everyone from the families that took the time to be her date to show their support for asc. thank you. >>[applause]
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>> julie, thank you for your voice. and your courage and we we hearing from other family members shortly. our next speaker is someone who's been an advocate in her days during the board of supervisors and in the state legislature now with the chairwoman of our state board of equalizers and fiona monk. >>[applause] >> thank you very much. when i first got elected to the board of supervisors representing the sunset district, we have a number of fatalities along 19th ave. that will be prompted our need to do something along the state highways especially. the senator and i worked on a number of pieces of legislation. one was the double fine zone along 19th ave. a second was working with caltrans and chp officers to install 35 countdown signals along the most dangerous intersection, along 19th ave. and it worked. fatalities have decreased. but, as we all know, they have not increased in other parts of the city. we need to do our part to be vigilant to slow down, to look
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around, to work with the advocate groups were here, were raising the awareness and to support legislators and good legislation like a summary member david chiu. it is not easy being in the legislature as i know. on these important life-saving legislation but it impacts all of us. impacts all of us standing here in the room, everybody who is on the streets. i do want to commend our law enforcement officers by the men and women were out there everyday protecting our lives, saving our lives, and this will give them an additional tool to help them do their business better. for the community. sauna thank everyone for being here did thank you assembly member chu for your leadership in the two matters as always for doing the best
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that you can to protect our citizens. thank you. >>[applause] >> thank you fiona. those of you from san francisco know that our san francisco board of supervisors has unanimously not always supported vision zero but the idea of moving forward automatic speed enforcement did i want to invite up representative from the board of supervisors, someone said not just a personal experience in this issue has been the leading voice on the board on this issue. norman yee. >>[applause] >> thank you a summary member assembly manchu. and thank you mayor ricardo and mayor lee for being here and being not only supportive but our champions on this issue. i am norman yee supervisor in san francisco and this issue of traffic fatalities and collisions is a real important issue to me. i
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was one of the co-authors of vision zero policy in san francisco. i am the chairman of the vision zero committee in san francisco and, you know we are going to throw-i'll give you data and galore about why we should do this but what you need to do is listen to these family members who have been impacted by these coalitions. i am one of those victims. a little over 10 years ago i was hit by a car that i was in the middle of an intersection. i looked down the street and was no vehicles for almost a block. so the car that rammed into me must've been fine down the street because by the time you need to turn breaking and everything, it's recorded that he had hit me at 25 miles an hour. on a turn. so i'm actually one of those lucky people, lucky victims, that i'm
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not on the data that says i am dead. so if you were not for this hospital, i probably would be dead. so i think it's important that-and am very supportive of families for safe streets. i know that there are stories that will convince others that assemblyman chu is trying to convince to pass this very important piece of legislation. we know it works. we don't know why we don't have it in california. we need to have it. lives are important and it's really up to us to shout out loud enough to say, get this thing passed so that we can be one under 43 and one or 44 cities that will have this. i want to also thank our partners in the city. we are united on this effort. so we have the department heads, ed
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reiskin from mta. chief scott from the police department and also to leachate from our key eight transportation authority, good we have partnered to make these things happen. engineering, education, and enforcement. thank you very much. >>[applause] >> thank you norman for your leadership and yes, it is about the voices of our family members. her recent resident of the bayview and not too long ago in the bayview at the corner of third and cargo, stood armand leser. here to speak about him is his father alvin leser. >>[applause] >> thanks for everyone coming out could i appreciate your concern on this issue. it's a grave issue. it's about saving lives and i don't think there's
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nothing else that is higher, a higher calling especially for me. about my son, he was eight-my son, to go right into my son with him on was my only child. he was a child i thought it would never would have. he became dear to me when i discovered that his mother was pregnant. at his birth i witnessed his first breath into the world. the doctors allowed me to cut his umbilical cord right before he was weighed. kaman had the most wavy curly silky jet black hair. when he-when he turned one eyewitnesses for steps. as he stumbled towards me, as he grew into a young man, i was overjoyed with many of his first. i'm on change my life and i learned how to sacrifice for him as a father. by thinking about among the first.
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he taught me how to provide as a father could kaman tommy how to love as a father. he gave me a future to look forward to. as a father, had to learn to take care of my-of a life other than my own could kaman came to live with me at the age of eight and up until he graduated from skyline high school in oakland. he began his adulthood. amongst personality was jubilant. he was my little warrior. when the situation was tough, he never quits. he worked hard until the problem was solved and he got the results he wanted. my son was very respectful to others. willing to up anyone he came across his back. kaman loves his family, his friends, and his gigantic smile from ear to ear was pleasant to see. all the time i spent teaching him on how to become a man and how to navigate through life as a productive adult. he took the responsibility working hard seriously he held three jobs,
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one full-time job, two-part times, along with being a part-time student at san francisco city college. up until his death among future was bright. i was excited for him as a father. since my son's death i have vowed to dedicate my life in honor of oman no parent or loved one feels the pain and suffering that i and my family have to endure daily. every year in san francisco about 30 people lose their lives in over 500 people are seriously injured while traveling on the city streets. on november 1 2014 my son among leser was one of those killed. that's why i'm committed to putting a stop to preventable crashes. we are a car culture nation with more than 30,000 deaths a year have been accepted far too long. but i know-but i along with the other
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families, were part of the san francisco families for safe streets don't accept this. cities have to be shared and have to be safe for everyone. one of the best tools to slow cars down and put an end to the deaths of people walking and biking skateboarding and driving is automated speed enforcement asc. there are numerous states around the country that already have ase programs in effect and have proven that safety cameras work. ase saves lives. they can help change the culture of speeding in san francisco across the state and the nation. in the mons-in a month memory, and as a member of the san francisco bay area family for safe streets, i'm proud to stand with assembly member chu,
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mayor lee mayor ricardo. and so many others who support ase legislation to save lives. i invite you,-i invite you in ending this carnage on our streets by signing a petition today or online at sf be a families for safe to demand that our state leaders adopt ase legislation. thank you. >>[applause] >> thank you, allen and we are doing this or kaman. automatic automated speed enforcement is obviously a public safety approach. i very much appreciate the work we've done with law enforcement here in san francisco and in san jose and sacramento to really ensure that this is a policy that will work. i'm also proud that we have had a strong line of
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police in the city and county of san francisco who have been 1% behind ase and with that i like to introduce the newest police chief of san francisco chief liam scott. >>[applause] >> good morning and thank you a summary number two for your leadership on this important legislation and thank you mayor sweet and mayor regard up for your leadership in making this happen. in october of 2016 the san francisco police department in partnership with the san francisco metro transportation agency and the department of public health wants a citywide effort to reduce speeding in support of vision zero. on sunset speed is one the leading cause of the spirit and david traffic collisions in san francisco. as a component of the san francisco safe speeds campaign, we have implemented regular high visibility enforcement on high-end corridor and all 10 of our police district. our officers
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are equipped with lidar and honor streets to change on safe driving habits. automated speed enforcement were ase will be another tool we as a city can use to help reduce speed in san francisco and save lives. ase has been a success-has been successful in other cities across the country such as chicago, denver and new york city look for to working with a summary number two and mayor lee to bring that hereto san francisco. this new tool will build on the san francisco police department's focus on the five campaign to issue half of our citations for the five most common causes of injury collisions and those five are speeding, violating a pedestrians right away, running red lights, running stop signs, and failing to yield while turning. let's be clear. speeding is going over the posted speed limits. this new enforcement campaign is an effort to simply save lives good
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our goal is not to write tickets as a police department. it is to get drivers to slow down. that's why we are talking about it now and we will keep the public informed as these tools are installed in san francisco. we hope that the public knowing more enforcement will happen. speeding change behaviors under most collision prone streets. if our drivers [inaudible] opposite across every police district will enforce the law. so these, join me and him and women of the san francisco police department to make our city safe for all users of the road by slowing down. thank you very much. >>[applause] >> thank you, ticket i just want to thank you and him and women of the law-enforcement or your support on this as we move forward. to speak about another facet of why we are here today in a hospital, to talk about the tremendous impact on medical and economic costs of crashes on our streets that are
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preventable if dr. lucy kornbluth from the san francisco general hospital trauma center. >>[applause] >> thank you. i am dr. lucy kornbluth. i may trauma surgery and critical care fellow here at zuckerberg san francisco general and additionally i completed my seven years of general surgery training in the ucsf system where i spent a significant amount of time on the trauma team at zuckerberg san francisco general. from this experience i can really speak firsthand to the impact traffic collision has on patients and families and the community overall. we are the city's only level i trauma ctr. which means that all the most seriously injured people are transported directly here for the highest level of care by the team of specialty trauma providers. we treat
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approximately 4000 patients a year here solely for trauma and nearly half of those people are injured in a traffic collision. that that over the course of your that means that the pager of the trauma surgeon on call goes off approximately five times a day, every day, to respond assess and treat a person who was injured in a traffic collision. the trauma surgeons here truly understand an attitude of this public health crisis. we are seeing on our streets as a witness it every day. particularly, tragic to be the head and neck injuries which are spirits by a third of people walking and biking. we see the friends and families mourn the promising futures of young patients whose lives are often asked extended but not fully recovered, and on a frequent basis we have to
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inform loved ones of the inability to save their family member were their friend despite extraordinary efforts. a recent analysis estimated the medical costs of traffic injuries treated at zsfg to be $35 million in direct costs. a year. and these are solely the medical cost. this does not come close to even capturing the immeasurable cost two people were injured or killed or to their families and friends who we have heard from today and we will hear from some more. this is why zuckerberg san francisco general, surgeons and staff having actively and very centrally involved in the vision zero initiative since it began providing both expertise and collaborating with public health epidemiologist to better understand both the problem as well as solution. as you have heard, we know that vehicle speeds are a main factor in
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predicting whether someone survives a crash and how injured they are in a crash. that there is very strong scientific evidence that policy that slows speed does save lives and it keeps patients out of our operating room. that is why we all stand here today with our elected officials, our city partners including sfmta eight and the sfpd, and the families of the victims to support this very important moments. thank you. >>[applause] >> thank you dr. we have a few final speakers could i would like to invite up jenny you was a daughter of jenny-who was seriously injured in san francisco at the corner of hands-on park presidio. >> hello. my name is jenny you
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and i'm here today because of the not only my mom was severely injured by a driver who was speeding. i am also we are representing by family members, friends and the people around us both impacted by the responsible action by a driver in one of the city's most dangerous intersections. this reckless action cause my mom to suffer many physical injuries. including a fractured spleen waves and the damage for brain severely. my mom's brain is missing many pieces and parts and she is of your cognitive impairments. this crash took away my mom's ability to live a life. she no longer has ability to do what she has loved and has no real purpose in life. my mom now is a person who goes from multiple different personalities within her within
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a given our. sometimes she is someone with a severe all timers disease that sometimes she someone with a severe suicidal depression. sometimes she is someone was like an eight-year-old and sometimes she suffers from severe posttraumatic stress disorder. my siblings lots of altered since our day on february 22, 2011. the past six years we still wake up every day wishing this crash speed was just a portal nightmare. but we are reminded and face a daily struggle of not knowing who my mom will be that day. and how she will be throughout the day day in and day out. emotional pain and frustration are indescribable. we physically adjust our schedules monthly, weekly, daily sometimes even hourly, to see how we can do what we think is best and do what we can do to try to take care of our mom. things haven't given up to our health has taken a toll. the list is and was. but why i stand in front of all you guys today and relive this painful story is to urge our leaders to support families like mine with what is needed to stop these preventable crashes from happening. our streets should
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not be dissuaded and we have to take an action to to stop it. we also need to share our stories as families and individuals will experience such a tragedy so policymakers realize the impact on us when they don't take action to improve safety. the tragedy of the tornado [inaudible] how overwhelming frustrating painful and stressful days can be. san francisco bay area families for safe streets is here to put an end to these preventable tragedies by advocating for policy that save lives. on behalf of my family, i want to trust my gratitude to assembly member to and mayor lee and mayor ricardo and many others for taking a critical step towards achieving the vision zero by introducing automated speed enforcement legislation today. if afc had been in place my mother might not have been hit or her injuries may not been as severe with a reduction in the speed of the driver was going at. we
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cannot allow these preventable crashes to continue. ase is proven to tackle that speed of the and save lives. i urge everyone was listening today to take a step towards saving lives and stopping these crashes. we all need to play her part to change it. you can take that step by signing the ase petition here today were going on on sf va families for safe >>[applause] >> >>[non-english speaker] >> sign the petition.
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>>[non-english speaker] >>[applause] >> thank you jenny. our second
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and final speaker is representing the san francisco missile transportation agency that is in leading our citywide efforts in this area and if we were to receive state approval will be responsible for carrying out ase. the chairman of the board shall bring them. >>[applause] >> thank you all very much. thank you for coming out to support this joint effort for automated speed enforcement. one particularly thank our director of transportation edit reiskin and are sfmta board of directors for their unwavering support for this. this feels like it's been a long road to get here advocates and agencies in san francisco have been talking about this for over 10 years to be here at this point is a big milestone. but we've all heard the numbers. we've all heard the emotions and we felt the emotions and we know what an impact speed has on
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safety under city streets. so i just want to talk for a brief moment about how we are going to get this bill passed and who's going to sport this bill. if you ask any parent in the bay area, any parent in the state what it is that are most frightened for their children when the kids leave the house by themselves those parents are going to tell you it is traffic violence. i talk to coworkers live out in the lovely suburbs of the bay area don't let the children bike or walk alone because they are so worried about the idea of traffic violence nurse so worried becoming a member of that club that none of us want to belong to. they are so worried about having to see the effects on their family of traffic violence. safely we have a way to change this. thank you so much assembly member to berkeley this-dissolution in front of us did so now i just want to make sure we all know were going to work very hard to get this bill passed but i think listening to all this today we understand what the benefits are good so we know that we can do this and if we all work very hard together we
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are actually quite to make our streets so much safer than when we make the streets of san jose and san francisco sabre other cities in the state are going to look at us and say, we want that. we want to stop the senseless loss of life that comes from cars and drivers speeding to our streets. so we are ready for this and we are going to go ahead and work very hard to pass this i thank you all so much for your support on this. >>[applause] >> thank you cheryl and i also want to thank a moment and thank director reiskin giggling paul rosen katie mccarty the team it sfmta eight been working on this for years. our final speaker is the mother of her daughter and she will tell the story of what happened at school crosswalk in san jose could elizabeth chavez. >> hello everyone. i will begin by introducing myself. my name is elizabeth and i
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represent [inaudible] who would've thought on may 14, 2013 our lives would've changed? on the afternoon of may 14 received a phone call from my oldest daughter. despite her innocence in a weak voice, she tells me, mommy, my sister is on the floor. she is dead. write them before she said coolly it was, i don't know if there was a mother's instinct i close my eyes and the first image that popped into my mind was eileen. i don't know how i got to the scene of the crash but once i arrived, i could see from a couple feet away her favorite pink converse sneakers and my daughter's body laying on the floor covered with yellow sheets. my five-year-old daughter was cut short. an
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inattentive driver struck my sister-in-law and two youngest daughters. eileen was pronounced dead at the time of the crash. despite the laws here in california, if you have a clean driving record you can get away with almost anything. as for the young gentleman he was only sentenced for 30 days in county jail and three years probation. i have no examined against this young gentleman. on the contrary. i thank you for calling 911. someone else in his use of hit and run. but it is that young gentleman was not speeding maybe my daughter would still be here. there is not a day that goes by and doesn't bring me back to that afternoon when i receive that phone call. i'm here today sharing my story pain that no other family goes through this when my family and i have gone through. if i could have-if we had automated speed enforcement in 2013 my daughter eileen could have been spared. she
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would have been in school today like every other child and i would have been working. i'm here to fight for ase that will prevent people from reckless speeding in our streets. thank you. >>[applause] >> thank you. that concludes today's press conference that i want to thank the members of the media were here good i think rather than taking questions i like to give all you view an opportunity to individual interviews with all of the many voices who are here and what effect are two great mayors. why think all the community and elected officials who are here vertically think our families and just and with one thought. from numbers of the public were wondering if this is the right policy, think about your family members. think about what you would do if you came home and one of them wasn't home. and that was something we could do to prevent it. we are here for
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alvin son, for julie sun, for jenny's mother, and for elizabeth's daughter. we have to get this done. thank you. >>[applause] >> >> >> . >> (clapping.) >> in 2013 san francisco legislators newsom agreed to allow the reciprocate of our soft story buildings those building house one and 20 thousand resident a program of that collect requires extensive outreach and this continuation of that process
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who is here and bill graham the perfect venue so in 2014 we have the first earthquake retrofit a huge success we're repeating this model what we've done it put together venues that are time professionals and contractor are financing institutions a other services that help people comply with the retrofit and as you can see the thousands of members of the public their assessing over one hundred vendors to comply with the ordinance or make improvements on their property i came to get specification information and puck h picking up information if you don't know what twaur doing i take it overwhelming. >> we're pleased a critical
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mass of people are keying into knowing their relents and understanding what had are the next steps to take and they're figuring out who to talk to not only the contractor by the mustards and the architect and the structural engineers and getting the full picture of what options are necessary and being pro-acti pro-active. >> so i'm very pleased to see the soft story buildings 99.9 percent complies the highest of the program of this scale of the history a citywide effort high blood pressure in every stretch of san francisco to understand real risks associated with earthquake and those are universally agreed on. >> at some point you need to gather information i'll be talking to another engineer to
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come out and take a look at it and basically get a second opinion i'm for second and third opinions it is inspiring to see all the property owners that want to do the right thing and for proactively figuring out what the solutions to get them that. >> what is amazing to me here we are over two years of first retrofit fair and at the time we are rh2 out to contractors to help us and reaching it out to design professionals that soft story buildings is in any and people understanding how to comply now it is different an industry that springs up as a result of the - their professed and gotten the costs down with lower financing options and these are defined and now the gene progression and have the buildings are buildings and the compliance we understand the
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2020 one and 20 thousand san francisco's 15 messenger of our population will live in a retrofit building those people buildings or lives in buildings with 5 or more residential building is soft story and wood frame and built before 1978 that house that one and 20 thousand san franciscans. >> san francisco is being the leader in getting in done and as you may know los angeles passed their retrofit law two months ago at the sort of taken san francisco's lead on the one and tenth anniversary as the residents san francisco this is a road map to the city and going to give us us plan are these to keep folks here on a disaster and steps to build a resident
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waterfront by 2020. >> this involves more than one and 80 individuals and over 60 nonprofits and other companies this is a huge plan and what are the challenges we realize that people are concerned about climatic change, sea level rise and not only the affiliated hazards but things hike you're our amp infrastructure and consumed by social and other things we see this in society everyday and how we try to mitigate those are ultimately a direct result how resident we are after earthquake other issue out of the strategy of the concept after a major earthquake of keeping 95 percent of population here in san francisco that's the single best thing to help a equitable recovery to keep people here keep people back to work and kids in school and a
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residents of normal after a disaster. >> alliance energy in our partner undertook comprehensive bid process we interviewed a half-dozen of folks who wanted to have a part of our soft story buildings are ordinance so alliance energy project programming is a clean assess energy a special financing that is done using the taxed authority of local multiples and one of the interesting features the loan is tied to the property not the vital if an individual didn't have good credit but it is another option for people not able to comply to find another avenue the assessment is actually places on the property and the builds for in that come literally a line item on the tax
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bill that's how you pay off the segment and tax. >> 20 or thirty years is all paid up front there are advantages your property tax well it is important to give people on option and many private banks that provide loans over a are shorter term we wanted to create a longer pay back term. >> i think the next step for property owners after at the create themselves to take the plunge and quit the working downey done and have works of work done right of the right rest of the property owners can understand this process across the city. >> we need to do it. >> it is safety you know that's the bottom line safety. >> earthquake safety a everybody's responsibility that
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is providing the resources that people need to get done if you want to know more of the resources as a san franciscan please visit the >> i want to thank all of you for joining us on this web san francisco date. we are thrilled to be here and however-even though it's wet outside the sun is definitely shining in this room. our announcement today will lead to brighter futures for our students at city college. today's announcement is the first in the nation and led by our great city. and most of the cases [inaudible]
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commitments to support tuition for students across their state we hope one day our entire state will do what we are doing here in san francisco and the commitments were about to make today. as vice president of the board of education i know the important value of city college attentively for the thousands of students that you want from our san francisco unified school district into city college and graduate and has the mayor senior advisor i know firsthand how passionate the mayor is about providing access and opportunities for all our youth. particularly, as it relates to educational outcomes that will lead to a degree or a certificate and improve their future earning potential. i see daily his dedication to develop a strong workforce in my city coach is so important to him and to our city. so this time fees, join me in welcoming our mayor, mayor ed lee. the clapping >>[applause]
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>> thank you thank you hydra and i want to welcome each and every one of our supervisors that are here today are board of supervisors. i know the join me in the trustees of our community college in this, i think life-changing milestone for our city called but particularly, for california residents who live in san francisco need [inaudible] these days. let me first and foremost thanks supervisor jane kim. i know that- >>[applause] she has been championing a way for whether it was though valid to looking at increased revenues. worked with my staff and i think she said a few weeks ago that she really liked working with hydra so i told [inaudible] and quite frankly they did. i am delighted that supervisor kim has been working closely with hydra on this working group that represented aft, the federation of teachers
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as well as the chancellor, chancellor lamb and the board of trustees and of course as i mentioned earlier the supervisors [inaudible] who really wanted to see something happen in the city. something bold, visionary, and we have done so with the collaboration that we have. let me tell you, when [inaudible] works together we can accomplish great things. we are going to need that spirit as we face challenges on the regional front, certainly, on the national front. but this is one thing that we do well when we come together is we work for each other and we do bold things. let me harking you back to a time when community colleges were established back in 1960s. it was told to us the
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promise to the state was that they will be part of the great public education system that we now enjoy, that we still enjoy, in san francisco. somehow decades after that we seem to have [inaudible] with one crisis after another. welcome we have come back to accomplish what i was like to say, not making new promises, but accomplishing the old ones with people who understand the mission of our community colleges in our public education. i know that supervisor kim it understands that. she obviously has worked very well at the school board for many years and she has continued her commitment to her work as a supervisor and now that we have this we can say to california residents who are living in san francisco, you are community college is now free and quality. yes. >>[applause] it is bold to say
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that because no other city in the great state of california can actually say that. not only say it, but mean it's because i want to make sure that this free tuition complements the accreditation overcome that the community college has accomplished [inaudible] that was a wonderful thing for us as a city to come together as well. in addition, we never do things in one dimension. we also say who else do we need to help? and we have taken a look and this is where a lot of the internal discussion had to happen. this is where hydra and supervisor kim and others aft, had to also make sure that we do it economically sustainable approach particularly, for those students that are most in need. we were able to figure out to a grants program for those students that receive the board
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of governors waiver that they will get at least a $500 per year support for books, for fees, for transportation costs. things that are really costing students and adding to their debt and we want our students to be debt free could we actually want him to get the best jobs this region can provide, and so that was helpful. that's really focused on full-time students but we also had in mind to help those that are struggling as part-time . that maybe they will have a path forward to be full-time judge maybe they will be able to get their diplomas and certificates because as part-time students, may also have a need and we will grant program that will support them as well. the combined with the grant programs,, combined with
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a free tuition, combined with accreditation we have a big old story to tell about what people can do when they come together here in san francisco, and i want to thank not just hydra and supervisor kim and chancellor lim in the board of trustees, but they wouldn't be able to do it without the public's knowledge that we embrace our public education. it's not just education for education sake. because the work ahead of us is not just reduced debt. it's to get people their hopes and dreams. because when people go and educate themselves as most college students do, here, they want a good job and a career. that may be sometimes of two teachers they should never work in a vacuum. students, they shouldn't be studying in a vacuum. it should be about an entire community of people who support the goals of education.
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that is to get good careers. so we have our work cut out to get not just because we've done this foundational work of being a good bold vision for public education. we have work to do to expect people to do great jobs the jobs they can afford for their families on a whole families, to move forward together. i know a lot of people are dependent upon our city college. i know that combined this will really have great news for our city college for generations to come and i know that they will do really good because behind them will also be a lot of businesses and government want that talent to come through our city colleges. so congratulations everybody and again thank you supervisor kim for working so closely with us. >>[applause] >> thank you mr. maher could i want to thank you for giving us the time to dive deeper into developing this plan and engaging the supervisors, your department, your budget office in these discussions could i just want to publicly acknowledge the great work in support of our budget director
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melissa white house. and her budget lead chris will yell and i'll sort of thing controller and rosenfield and his lead. for their collaboration. those were really team members. to our conversation. >>[applause] for four years, served side-by-side with our next speaker could we team together as the president and vice president of the board at one point before she took unresponsive though to of representing district 6. when it comes to education supervisor kim goes beyond her district good looks at the bigger picture and knows the role education plays in getting many of our students often first in their family, and low income, to rise. these, join me in welcoming supervisor jane kim. >>[applause] >> thank you hydra commissioner mendoza also our board of education. it is so exciting to be here today. almost a year after we initially began this process.
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we hardly said before and i'll say it again there used to be a time when-that many good paying jobs only required a high school diploma. that this diploma was enough to get most americans an opportunity to my a chance, to enter into our middle class. that is why government in the 20th century made this incredibly expensive investment in our human capital by [inaudible] in a universal and free k-12 education system. >>[applause] that is something to applaud. but we know that times are changing and research shows that by 20 2070% of all jobs created here in the united states will require some type of post secondary degree, training, or certificate. 70%. politicians are taking note throughout the country. in 2015 president obama made an announcement proposing a plan to make community college free for all americans for two years. we
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have seen that states like oregon on minnesota tennessee kentucky, have implemented some type of program encouraging more individuals and high school students to sign up for community college. but what i am most excited that we are announcing here today in san francisco the city of many first, is that we will be the first city in the nation to make community college free again for all of our residents. >>[applause] we know that the elephant and the policy realm of cities across the country is our plumbing income and wealth gap. here in san francisco, according to the brookings institute, we have the fastest growing income gap of any city across the nation. over four
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years ago, it used to be that americans and the middle class outnumbered those that were in the upper income and lower income brackets of our country. today that is no longer true. we as politicians, as policymakers, are responsible for these trying to reverse the trends and one of the best ways that we can do that is by investing in our citizens and investing in their education, and raising their likelihood of succeeding in the bay area region. so this making city college free, is going to provide greater opportunities for more san franciscans to enter into the middle class and more san franciscans to stay in the middle class if they currently are. in fact the data shows if you have an associates degree from city college you are an average likely to make $11,000 more than the same individual with just a high school diploma. that is almost
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$1000 more a month. it is great and important to build affordable and middle income housing but let's also put more money in the pockets of everyday san franciscans. we can do that by partnering with the great institutions at city college of san francisco and i want to acknowledge chancellor lamb and her staff for working with us these last april on helping to form late to plan. i want to give a big big big shout out to the san francisco labor council, connie for the vice president is here today along with kim paulsen the president and of course, this would not have happened without aft 2121 a president- >>[applause] and our political director alisa messer. >>[applause] they were important components of this program because when our office began rain storming and drafting an increase in the real estate transfer tax here in san francisco acknowledging that the luxury market was really impacting everyday san franciscans get we actually did
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not know how to best spend down those and what was the best way to invest [inaudible] coming from the luxury building and housing market. [inaudible] the labor council and aft 2121 came to us and said let's make city college free again. and when they first approach me i thought, wow this is really ambitious but i don't know if we are going to make this happen. if not for all the data and work that had been collected over the last year to labor council aft 2121 and the city college administration there is no way that we would be here today announcing this amazing program and we are absolutely making city college free for all san franciscans residence. >>[applause] this initiative will assist roughly 30,000 students that we know are san franciscans enrolled in city college today taking a critical is at minimum and we are also anticipating and thanks to the mayor's office to their proposal-anticipating growth as well. so i want to thank the mayor personally and
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hydra mendoza. from working with us to get the right numbers and also making sure that we put in a cushion to both encourage more residents to take a credit course at city college but also to ensure that we can welcome them all in as the city college enrollment grows. so thank you so much for committing not just picking city college freight but also to committing to the growth. thank you very much. >>[applause] >> so finally, i just want to recognize the city college board of trustees for us here to fit in with us since the very beginning of last year president rafael minimum and current president the slb trustees i can do as a
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candidate campaigned on proposition w pussy out randolph owner community coach residence i'm sorry students who campaigned on the trail thank you all so much. we could not have done that without your leadership and trustee john rizzo was in the back row so i could not see you >>[laughing] he spoke at many of our press conferences. icr board of supervisors here when my cosponsors on the supplemental and proposition w erin peskin, thank you. two supervisors ronen safai and in december after they got-after their elections were not sworn in but-official, immediately committed you are vote to making city college free. thank you all so much for working so closely with our office and i'm sorry, supervisor sheehy. they do also much that there's a lot of think used to be had but i think the biggest thing is that in august follow 2017
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hopefully, by this thursday we will be able to announce all students will be able to attend city college for free again. i am just going in a time when there's so much darkness and disappointment and fear and anxiety throughout the country, as we see leadership in the white house that is promoting exclusivity, that is not promoting inclusive society, that is in fact trying to divest from the citizens of the united states, we here in san francisco can be a beacon for the rest of the country and say, in despite of that we can be the light and we can provide a greater investment to our residents and the we are absolutely committed to growing our middle class here in san francisco. thank you very much. >>[applause] >> i miss working on policy projects with you, jane but don't get any ideas mr. mayor. i like this particular project. i want to thank supervisor kim. i also want to appreciate your openness and working closely with the mayor to arrive at this well crafted program that
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accomplishes both of your goals. both the goals you both had and the commitment made to the stakeholders in the community. i also want to thank ivy league at your office. >>[applause] for all of her engagement and her hard work and the role she played in getting us on the same page. over the last year and a half, interim chancellor steve and susan lamb has stepped up and focused all her energy to ensure that city college is open and accredited and she has accomplished that. >>[applause] on january 13 we also rated the news that their accreditation is reaffirmed and we can now focus on building up enrollment and supporting her to run a great community college. we didn't give susan much time to revel in the news before engaging her more deeply in this plan.. so, please join me in welcoming our interim chancellor, susan lamb. >>[applause] >> i hate to say but i think
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the previous speaker said at all. i almost want to just say, did oh but i would be the correct though if i didn't say i want to say thank you as a singer thanks to the mayor for putting this city forward in a place where it does have a promise of free education for the citizens of this city. and the work of supervisor kim, who has worked tirelessly over the last year of moving this forward engaging in the conversations and making this a reality. and the conversations with the board of trustees, of making this a citywide commitment to truly educate every citizen of san francisco. this will be going to the community college board of trustees. this thursday. we are very excited about this opportunity. i know people have mentioned this as an opportunity for us to grow and
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in some ways, it is. but i don't think that is the primary reason for this. the primary reason is so that every person in the city has an opportunity. there aren't just in educational opportunity but an opportunity for their families, for their work, for improvement so that social economically they can get to a better place, so that that impacts them and their families in a positive way .,, when we look at the-when we look at our next generation coming up today, the students that are in san francisco unified, the most likely indicator of whether they will go on to college is whether one
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of their parents went to college. so when we look at not just the people that are enrolled today but the people that are enrolled tomorrow this is probably one of the biggest factors that will determine not just the educational future of the city, but also the economic future of this city. so i want to get profound thanks once again to the mayor them onto the supervisor, the board of trustees, aft 2121 that continued to drive this forward with their leadership and look to it to a positive thing for our city, for our students, and for all of us. so just want to say thank you on behalf of the college. city college, i am so proud and so honored just to be a part of it. thank you. >>[applause] >> thank you so much chancellor lamb. i want to welcome pres. breed who is just joint thank you so much for being here for supporting these efforts as well. supervisor breed. i want to thank you chancellor lamb. i know we often times but you between a rock and a hard place but you
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-we argued we fussed, we have not shared pleasant thoughts and-but overall, it was-no, it was all great. we got exactly what wanted to get accomplished and i know you are >>[laughing] i know this. you bring was just for the students and i really really appreciate that. i also think your cfo ron gearhart who- >>[applause] there was a point where susan were not allowed to talk to him because he been said that you want to protect him and so she said you can call me and i will talk to ron and we were able to work all that out but he worked tirelessly to ensure the numbers and the forms that we used to develop the program are accurate. so thank you so much for that. you know, being a resident in san francisco who went to city college as well and to be one of the leaders at san francisco unified, i know the value and importance of our community college and the leaders that are heading up our community college are i can
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have a huge task in front of them, but each step of the way we want to remind you that we are with you side by side. and that we are going to continue to support the efforts of our community college good as supervisor tim was saying when there's so many things that we as a city are doing to protect our residents, that no one else in the country are able to do, we just made an announcement last week mr. mayor, of what we are doing with our public housing and how we are building communities to ensure our lowest income residents know and feel that they are part of san francisco and i think this is a step in the right direction that reminds all of us how incredibly valuable it is for us to be residents of san francisco to be able to work in san francisco and to be able to pull out of this bubble every once in a while and give praise and recognition for the great work we are doing here in this city. so at this time i want to be able to open up for a few questions that maybe some of you may have. hi annette.
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width >>[inaudible/off mic] width >>[inaudible/off mic] >> >>[inaudible/off mic] >> item of the chancellor has actual numbers. students at city college. we do know that over the last two years that the number of san franciscans residents enrolled in any number of credit courses, one, two, however money was roughly 20,800 over the last two years that these are san francisco
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residents enrolled in at least one credit courses one credit course. last year when we campaigned to make city college free, it was very important to us that we talked about a program that was free and universal to everyone. and i spoke about this a little bit in the beginning of my remarks but american-american government locally and throughout the state decided to invest in a universal and free k-12 education system because they believed at that time in the 20th century that was what was necessary to provide citizens a foundation in order to the tools they needed to succeed into the middle class. we are learning today that in the 21st century that a high school diploma is no longer enough to compete in today's market. that close to 70% of all jobs here in america will require some type of post
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secondary degree training or certificate by 2020 so it's very important to us that similarly to how we may k-12 universal and free, even to to the children of the founders of [inaudible] that community college should also be free to all residents that live here in san francisco. but that is a government investment in all of our citizens. >>[applause] in fact we are asking those who are making the most in san francisco to contribute to making city college free. so why shouldn't city college be free to them as well? that's my response that i don't know, chancellor, if you want to talk about the numbers at all or if you have them? >> so the formula component of this was really challenging because there's multiple ways for us to calculate how many full-time and part-time students that we have. so when we are going to be approaching this is paying for credits. when we think about the number of students who are in-do not currently have a waiver were going to take all the rest of those credits because that really lands us on a more accurate amount that the city can invest without counting
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that headcount. but we are really clear on how many part-time and full-time students will be able to receive the grant component of it which is close to 10,000 students, because they all-they both go through a process that think over the next two years while we are in this-with the formula that we are using, we will also be able to collect more data. so we currently,-if you're eligible for bob you have to make $70,000 or less as an individual work 37,000, or less, as a family of four. so that is not a lot of money. so you are right. we would love to be able to understand what the threshold would be should we be giving-you know brands to those that are within the 37-125 like gov. cuomo has been quoted as saying in his program. we don't-city college doesn't collect that information they've no reason to collect
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what people's income is as we don't have that. but we do hope that over the course of the next two years as we implement the program we will be able to identify some additional data that will help to support making the program even stronger. but that idea that 37,000 is the current threshold to get financial aid in san francisco is daunting. yes? >> >>[inaudible/off mic] >> what constitutes a san francisco resident? it is one year and a date them into a california resident. if you're not a california resident you pay a higher fee at city college. so you pay $234 per credits versus the $46 per credit if your a california resident. >> >>[inaudible/off mic] width so it's a california resident of lives in san francisco. so we will be- >> >>[inaudible/off mic] >> correct. so this will be
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-the details and the mou were going to be identified because that's the kind of information that will be built within the system that we want to develop at city college. so, in addition to the funding we are providing for the tuition and for the grants we are also giving city college a half million dollars to build the infrastructure and the capacity to ensure the program can get implemented. >> >>[inaudible/off mic] >> we do know-what we been working with is this idea that 80% of those that go to city college are san francisco residents. so we have data on the-on the zip codes. so we will be running through what the proof of residency requirement will be. but if you can prove you are a san francisco residents then that is what we will be-that is credit will be taken care of. >> >>[inaudible/off mic]
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>> the method of proof has not been confirmed. correct. but we have methods within community college already that identifies san francisco residents. >> >>[inaudible/off mic] >> so we are not-right. in a public schools we don't allow that to happen is we investigate those to be quite frank. we will determine white that will look like. >> >>[inaudible/off mic] >> leeann? >> >>[inaudible/off mic] >> i will answer the first part of that. so the total budget per year will be 5,000,003 and 66,952. so the
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way that breaks up is we are going to be covering the creditor classes to the tune of 2,000,092.632. we will be covering full-time bob recipients for $100 - excuse me - four year. that's $250 for the fall and for the spring. that total is not to exceed $1,578,000. then we will cover $200 for our part-time students could that will be $100 for fall and 104 spring. that number is not to exceed 8400 - i'm sorry - 1,696,003 under $20. >> >>[inaudible/off mic] >> the money from the tax, i don't see melissa who would- >> >>[inaudible/off mic] >> yes. prop w was worded such
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that all the tax and general fund. of course we have needs and this is where a lot of the conversation, the more delicate conversation, happened was that we needed a sustainable approach to this that had everybody including the city family engaged with this because also property taxes quite friendly transfer taxes, our little bit of volatility in them so we did not want to have promises built solely on that promise but on the fact that we will commit to this. this is two years they forever commitment and so what i have always preached is that-that we
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keep our city economically strong while we do this because a strong city can then afford to do these things for our residents that bring old promises back to reality. >> >>[inaudible/off mic] >> we will continue this average. we do it to your budget we do five-year financial planning and i'm glad now that we have city college and all of its folks to actually be part of the city budget process. under the board appreciates that. everybody does. it's a much more responsible approach because as we have learned school district cannot act alone. now the city college cannot act alone could know we all act together for the benefit of our residents, and i think this is a good start. i think this is a part why we have to be together with all of the different agencies that were working in san francisco. not just siloing off with each other. >> >>[inaudible/off mic]
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>> so this money except for 500,000 number which we are using for programming and seven, all this money goes directly to the students. it is basically a pass-through to the students in terms of-it goes straight to their fees. basically, we put all those fees we provide the documentation and then provide that to the city and we still have to work out the details of that on the mou. so that this isn't actually new income coming to the college. it is basically a grant that goes straight to our students. so that said, it will-we are anticipating-it is a piece of helping to grow our enrollments. were doing active engagement with san francisco unified mode with the city business community, and then also with our partners with the
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fire and police department to bring back some enrollment to city college. that said, we do about 35 nine dollar step down in our budget and so what we're trying to do is be fiscally responsible and slowly step down our courses while at the same time growing our enrollments. we do have a lot of empty seats. we have a schedule that's basically built for about 85,000 students. so we want students to fill those seats. so we are welcoming people hate, come back take of course take a language course, expand your mind take a music course or come back for some retraining. get a plan on a different job. we have internships in stem cell research, in it security, and so come back to give us a try. >>[applause] the
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>> so once again thank you. congratulations. we have free city college in san francisco good we should celebrate that we want to thank all of you for attending. thank you. >>[applause] >> >> b was >>. >> it seems like everyone in san francisco is talking about housing san francisco housing prizes are among the highest it tops anyone million dollars and rent rise unfortunately, this is not the first time housing has been in the news thought california the cost of a home has made headline the medium prices for a house in the the $207,000 in california it is more than twice that amount and the laura u bay area is higher it's more than doubled the
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states so while more than half of the americans can afford the medium fewer in california and quarter in the bayer and now fewer than a 6th of san franciscans can afford it so why it housing in san francisco so go cheven condition tharz the obviously a high demand to live here the city is known for cultural diversities that attacks new residents and the credible opportunity our city diverse and will daytime committee grows jobs as a result we estimate the number of jobs is at ann an all-time 0 hive of 6 hundred thousand in the 80 the population was 6 hundred and 75 thousand now, it's grown
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steadily and quickly the recent estimate is 8 hundred and 40 thousand the highest in the city's history and it's not only san francisco it is greek the bay area has $2 million for residents and jobs then in the 80 and the growth is expected to continue by the year 20403.9 million people unfortunately, our housing supply does not keep up with the demand i might not realize the majority of construction is housing that's been suspended for years due to the 2008 recession while population is increasing the housing is only increasing that i 9 percent if we don't pursues housing the cost of housing about only increase how do we
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plan the regional allocation identifies the total number of housing unit by affordable level to support the new residents san francisco incorporates it into the housing elements that guides the housing policies the arena data places it in the investment plans for the growth throughout san francisco those plans developed by years of community planning laid the ground work for the construction so the city he e sets the goals in broad terms the private sectors builds market rate housing and non-built affordability housing that majority of housing in san francisco as well as throughout the country market rate houses built by private developers within guidelines of the city some below market rate you howls paid pie public and private dollars and prized to be
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variable to certain population housing is considered affordable if it costs less than 1/3rd the medium income for a 2 percent householder is $70,000 this householder will have to pay no more than $7,150 to be affordable san francisco has see long applied federal, state and local money often built and nonprofit tint for individual families the news cities in california what the inclusive program requires that 10 or ottawa more units to certain blow income levels or contribute to the fund that supports the blow market rate unit almost 25 thousand have been supported by city funds and more than 6 nous
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thousand of the unit were built between 2000 and 2012 what you can't afford a million will home you're not alone in response san francisco mayor ed lee has set a goal of creating thirty thousand now e-mails homes by the year 2020 most will be in outreach of the san franciscan with federal and state funds drying up the san francisco ethics commission is, taking an iv i of actually roll is providing housing across all levels we're working diligently for everyone to live here and mr. chair protect the housing semiand strengthen goals against evictions we're commented for housing needs for all san franciscans to learn
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more visit highwaymuch. >> well, everyone well i present to you the mayor the city and county of san francisco mr. edwin m lee. >> (clapping.) >> thank you theo well, everyone well people's palace our city hall kids how you doing junior 49ers in the house. >> (clapping.) >> well, i'm really glad you're here i know when young people are here they don't want to hear speech we will have action even though findings i pen thank you to the supervisor president breed who is working closely with me on this legislation along with board member
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supervisor peskin green from district 3 and ahsha safai district 11 thank you and supervisor cowen malia cohen is on her way and will be here in a minute and, of course, i need do board of supervisors i'm signing legislation that's what they had had good we do better when we work together with sheryl and others you allow us to a or as a city to work together with the most important people are the residents of potrero and sunnydale thank you for being here. >> (clapping.) >> i get to say that you know as a someone who started out in public housing this is personal to me that i pay attention to those that are living in housing to not allow you to fear in you're living live in fear and
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isolation we had many, many discussions at city hall about how to do better and do justice by our low income residents and in communities that often have been labeled as solicited and not paid attention to we're changing that we've been changing it for quite sometime particularly with our board of supervisors and particularly with supervisor president london breed and also with malia cohen that they work soibdz along with the philanthropic community that is part of our hope sf our justice community i know with that allen and you juvenile justice and rec and park and see the chief of police william scott our subject hyde are their working together increase in large umbrella called hope sf
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hope sf yes. >> (clapping.) >> that's exactly what it is kids. >> everybody say hope sf that's a word we truly believe in this people don't center hope all they've got is misery we have put that hope in that term hope sf with the collaborative partners those that are in the funding streams working in banks and working in the private sector of housing like rick rich and mercy housing those are the organizations we help with the positive and the annexation and sunnydale in order to rehabilitate every units of housing in that neighborhood in our neighborhoods why are we are doing this one is because everyone who lives in san francisco should be san
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franciscans they should never be referred to as residents of public housing everyone is a san francisco resident and when we're here in san francisco with our equity calls and calls that people be treated equally good housing this should be at basis that's why working with the housing authority with hud making sure that we're changing the entire way we manage those projects those developments the housing that you live in i got to a point i got tieftd excited people weren't talking about broken glass and water system didn't work but how many bedrooms will i live in how many kids are we're going to have open space so for our kids and the playgrounds we want it is a new conversation with you talking about the housing needs of all our residents so i'm very proud of all the residents that
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are coming together with the collaborative partners as part of hope sf the entire board of supervisors thank you for preserving in everything you're doing those dreams were thought of maybe over 10 or 15 years ago people stuck by the dream so those kids what have hope amount how many of you what a brand new bedroom yeah. yeah all the trophies you'll be winning yeah, you need more room (laughter) so as i promised let's look at the action and morgan hill to the building of this housing you have a place to called home forever this is san francisco we do what is right but all the residents with that, supervisor president breed. >> thank you. >> (clapping.) >> thank you, thank you everybody well, i'm really excited to be
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here today some of you know i grew up in plaza east how many know where plaza east and obamacare i grew up no obamacare over 20 years born and raised on eddy and laguna through difficult times through the drama the violation the hope less in this and despair why didn't my communities have battery playground and why are we left out in the water of our city with everything that's why i ran to the board of supervisors because i wanted to see a difference when i became a member of the board i made it clear to the mayor and my colleagues what were my 34 top priorities mr. mayor. >> housing housing and more
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housing. >> (laughter) pursue exactly but more importantly rehabilitation the conditions that existed in plaza east when i grew up there no showers and busted pipes had to use other people's bathrooms on a regular basis and laundromat was always messed up why, why in a waeshth i didn't city would we allow to continue to happen that's why this historic day this historic position we're able to pass with any colleagues here with supervisor cohen leading that effort and supervisor peskin and supervisor safai on board that legislation is going to make a better community it is going to change lives i'm excited about the future of san francisco because we are finally doing with we should have done even i was growing up pay attention to what was going on in the community and make sure that
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everyone can will in the city with dignity thank you for being here i'm excited and let's goat hope on the map for ever san franciscan. >> (clapping.) >> and now the supervisor the district 10 supervisor cohen. >> thank you. >> (clapping.) >> thank you good afternoon, everyone how are you this is an exciting time you guys need to lien up you have no idea how long it took maybe some of us know resident 10 like, yeah that is incredible this is like changing exactly why i feel i was put in elected office to serve this is an incredible journey i've been the the board seven years thank you, mayor ed lee he's been here and talking the talk and congressional legislation and leader pelosi
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getting the federal dollars to reach on the shore that's how we get hunters point and the olsen in the dream team olsen lee. >> (clapping.) >> barbara smith. >> (clapping.) >> barbara smith >> (clapping.) >> i want to recognize theo miller an incredible champion theo has been the inside guy that has been silently pushing the mayor and we have a host of the community nonprofit organizations our partners i want to recognize mercy bridge helping us to troofrm all of this. >> (clapping.) >> thank you very much and to the housing authority commissioners grateful for your time and commitment when times were tough and more importantly recognition the residents that have been living in public
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housing for generations that have's endured the roaches and rats and now this is our gift to i got that drama a trip to department of housing and urban development executive said people have suffered through the rats and roaches and today is about standing at all and strong. >> (clapping.) >> so it feels good to stand up here we have the junior 49ers thank you and a ton of residents leaders i'm looking at to see the jackson family is here thank you, larry everyone at forefront prior to my election on the board of supervisors now there is one woman that has been leading the charge keeping everyone honest from the beginning of time
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and this is mother ruth jackson i don't see her where is she, she will be speaking the next voice this is an incredible fearless leader feeds the homeless and takes care of the cited, bringing pride into the southeast neighborhood raising a family and raising grandkids this is a small business owner a model san franciscan right here please help me welcome mother jackson. >> (clapping.) >> i would like to thank everyone for coming today and my name is ruth jackson i've lived in the visitacion valley sunnydale for over 50 years i ran a family daycare over thirty, i've had generations and generations of children and i want you to know i love my
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neighborhood >> (clapping.) >> i've had people - that called me at night and say ms. jackson my waters is a gray coming out of the pipes i would get on the phone and call someone i want you know to we've been fighting and struggling with that a long time and i don't add too much long but we're happy today and we want to thank the mayor and throwing and all the people that have worked hard who have serviced our community and this way we give our families and children hope because we're there is no hope there is no light. >> and most of our young people in our area they don't feel they will live to get
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through high school so today, this gives us hope we want everybody just like you are today, we want to join hands and make sure this works. >> for all our families in our neighborhoods because i'm going to be around to see it (laughter). >> (clapping.) >> thank you thank you. >> thank you, ms. jackson now we'll get to action mr. mayor. >> there is pizza in room 201 let the children and elderly eat first thank you. >> all right.
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>> oh, very good, yes everyone the beginning the black history month you invaded it invaded it, huh? >> (clapping.) >> let's start building everyone. >> all right. >> all right. >> thank you
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>> good morning. all right. all right, party people, you guys ready to rock and roll? >> all right, that is what i like to hear, thank you. good morning, everyone. i would like to welcome you, this is the regular meeting of the budget and finance committee, i'm supervisor cohen chair of this committee, and to my right is supervisor tang no to my left is tang and to my right is yee and he is going to be joining us shortly, and our clerk is linda wong and i want to thank our friends at sfgtv. for broadcasting this committee meeting, do you have any announcements. >> yes, silence all phones, and cards to be included should be submitted and items acted tonight today will be on the february, 28th, board of supervisor's agenda, unless otherwise stated.
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>> folks you heard that february 28leth, the matters that we are dealing with today will be at the board of supervisors that is important to know. we have madam clerk, could you call item one? resolution retroactively authorizing the office of the district attorney to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $982,348 from the california governor's office of emergency services for the victim witness assistance program for the grant period july 1, 2016, through june 30, 2017 >> all right, great. thank you we have got dr. gina r rodreguz. here. >> i have to apologize, she actually took a spill and boek her arm a few days ago, so i will be pitch hitting this morning. so she wanted me to let the board that she apologizes for missing this, what is your name. >> my name is