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electronic monitoring, and we're bringing people back for this reason. >> supervisor sheehy: do you have the resources to do that? >> i think that this is something we're going to be looking at carefully as we go forward. it's not clear if the humphrey decision will stand. it's not clear how this will all play out yet. i think right now we're being conservative about our needs, but we do anticipate that if this does continue, we may need more resources, but right now, i think that we've got the amount of money in our budget that we can use for this. >> supervisor sheehy: great. thank you. >> supervisor cohen: colleagues, any other questions? supervisor fewer? >> supervisor fewer: thank you. i want to thank you for participating in the purchasing policy. -- >> i'm sorry. i couldn't hear you. >> supervisor fewer: for the purchasing policy, for being wonderful partners in that, but i wanted to just shed a little
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bit of light on a recent incident regarding i.c.e. and coordination with i.c.e. i was wondering what is your policy with coordination with i.c.e.? >> well, our policy is the same as the city policy. as peace officers, we have to obey 1373 of the government code, which allows us to provide certain information to i.c.e. upon their request, which we do. as you know, when people get arrested, they are fingerprinted right away and oftentimes those fingerprints go directly to the federal government, and i.c.e. selects those people that may be people of interest to them, and then they send us a detainer. we do not normally -- we do not cooperate with those detainers and/or those requests for notification when somebody gets out. we also are giving people a lot of information on the front end
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when they come into our jails through the truth act. so we're required to do that. we're doing a lot of work in that area, too, in terms of giving people options when they come into our jails along with information on immigration resources. we do that as regularly too. so last thursday we got information that two i.c.e. agents had entered our jail at the seventh floor -- i'm sorry. 425 seventh street. they had signed in with their -- that they were i.c.e. they asked to see an inmate, and the deputy let them in. that happened again. they left that jail, and they went up to county jail four where they were also let in. this came to our attention, and we immediately took steps to make sure that all our staff
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understand and remember that i.c.e. is not allowed in our jails in order for administrative immigration purposes. i have an investigation going, an internal investigation going. in the meantime, we're reiterating this to all of our staff. we're doing work with everyone to make sure they understand this. we're in the process of making new sign-in sheets that are a little more explicit to why people are there and making sure this doesn't happen again. >> supervisor fewer: do these i.c.e. agents have a signed warrant? >> no, they did not. >> supervisor fewer: and so what steps are you doing to ensure that your staff fully understands the policy that's set forth in our sanctuary city policy. >> we reiterated, sent out bulletins to everybody rite
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away. made sure these bulletins are sent to the entire department but particularly in our jail facilities three times a day, every shift, for the next several days. we're still working, and we're also working with the city attorney to improve some of what we've been doing. >> supervisor fewer: thank you very much. i notice the police budget and the fire budget, they spoke about aging equipment. they talked about vehicles. i don't see anything in your report about a vehicle request. >> i believe we do have a vehicle request. i'm going to let crispin talk about that. >> we have a number of aging vehicles, vehicles that are over 10 years old or over 100,000 miles, at least for the recommendation, they should all be replaced. roughly 30 vehicles fall into that category. we put those 40 vehicles into our budget request. >> supervisor fewer: you did already? okay. thank you very much.
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that's all i have. >> supervisor cohen: all right. i don't see any other questions. thank you for your time. now i'm going to go to public comment on item number two. seeing that there's no public comment, public comment is closed. thank you. i will make a motion to file this hearing. if i could have the second on that motion? >> second. >> second by supervisor fewer. and we'll take that without objection. thank you. is there any other business before this body? >> no other business. >> thank you, ladies and gentlemen. we're adjourned. the maus coney
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project is transformation of the convention center and it is not only addition and increased space but also a transformation of the urban neighbor around it in a positive way. >> 25th largest convention center in the country but the conventions are getting bigger so with this extension it is 13 largest >> we have been under construction a year and a half and set to complete the construction in 2018. it generated over $9 billion in san francisco >> 35 percent of viz #2rs coming to san francisco are coming to maus coney. >> 2500 jobs will be created. >> if we didn't do the
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expansion we would luce $200 million in taxes a year. the conventions they are talking about going other cities with ample [inaudible] and exhibit space and not come to san francisco. >> there is a lot of [inaudible] we are at a point now where our [inaudible] two halve oz the mos connie and think what we desire is one space. >> we are adding space about 200,000 space. we are connecting the two existing north and south exhibition halls that excavate under howard street to increase the largest exhibition space to 1 contig ws space over 500,000 square feet. >> the spot i'm standing in will be inside the lobby. the building will be
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pushed out to howard street and connected north and south above and under ground. >> when you go on the north our south side you enter into a hall that is divided into major ways >> this is public private partnership. the hotel industry [inaudible] splitting it up of the building. >> since we have a north and south howard street it [inaudible] to make [inaudible] >> improving the bridges to make them more accessible so go over howard street >> [inaudible] developed to look at several different proposals for a light [inaudible] to work with that bridge and the selection of the [inaudible] he is on what i think is a beautiful piece that is very animated. you will be able to see it as [inaudible]
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cross the bridge and can see it as a resident of san francisco looking up. there is a second bridge and this bridge replacing an existing bridge over howard street that links yerba buena gardens to a childrens playground. make a much larger public space as well as aplaza space that brings you up to that in a visible way. >> we worked on the playground to make it safe and invited and added more open space >> the area will be connected with the neighborhood. [inaudible] much better space for everyone. >> why is such a fundamental part [inaudible] could be thought of as columns and beams [inaudible]
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the areas that you walk to check in prior to [inaudible] all those activities [inaudible] opposed to [inaudible] we thought of ways to bring light into these occupied spaces including skylights and [inaudible] highest level of [inaudible] recycled steel. the concrete is [inaudible] >> we will be harvesting all the rain water and storm water and reusing it. >> in [inaudible] they extend down into the aquifer level of the water level which means water is being pumped out to remove the pressure and
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there are over 15 million gallons of water per year that maus coney center pumps out so the water is wasted. our idea is disconnect the ground water system from the [inaudible] and reuse the water and save and preserve and use it for [inaudible] and use it for other irrigation uses. we have excess water to fill up [inaudible] >> there will be limited traffic impact during construction >> there is a 8 month period where we have to take a lane of traffic out from howard street so we can expand the tunnel. >> we anticipate the construction to be minimal. >> [inaudible] >> make the center statef the art and much more competitive.
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[inaudible] >> having the space. [inaudible] underneath howard. having [inaudible] >> this is a [inaudible] worked with the residential, the merchants in the neighborhood, the non profits to make sure this is a vibrant area. >> even if you don't come to the convention and enjoy the public space, it is something that helps revitalize the neighborhood and bring energy to the neighborhood and more people to the neighborhood and shops and retail and retail and shocase san
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motivate them to take action, to save the planet, they do, they care and my job is to speak to them in a way that they can understand that touches their heart and makes them feel powerful with simple actions to take every day. ♪ ♪ >> i was born and raised in the desert of palm springs, california. my dad was the rabbi in the community there. what i got from watching my father on stage talking to the community was learning how to be in the public. and learning how to do public speaking and i remember the first time i got up to give my first school assembly, i felt my dad over my shoulder saying
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pause for drama, deliver your words. when i was a kid, i wanted to be a teacher. and then when i got into high school, i decided i wanted to get into advertising and do graphic art and taglines and stuff like that. by the time i was in college, i decided i wanted to be a decorator. but as i did more work, i realized working my way up meant a lot of physical labor. i only had so much energy to work with for the rest of my life and i could use that energy towards making a lot of money, helping someone else make a lot of money or doing something meaningful. i found the nonprofit working to save the rainforest was looking for volunteers. i went, volunteered and my life changed. suddenly everything i was doing had meaning. stuffing envelopes had meaning, faxing out requests had meaning.
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i eventually moved up to san francisco to work out of the office here, given a lot of assembly through los angeles county and then came up here and doing assemblies to kids about rainforest. one of my jobs was to teach about recycle, teaching students to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost, i'm teaching them they have the power, and that motivates them. it was satisfying for me to work with for the department of environment to create a message that gets to the heart of the issue. the san francisco department of environment is the only agency that has a full time educational team, we go into the schools to help teach children how to protect nature and the environment. we realized we needed animal mascot to spark excitement with the students.
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the city during the gold rush days, the phoenix became part of the city feel and i love the symbolism of the phoenix, about transformation and the message that the theme of the phoenix provides, we all have the power to transform our world for the better. we have to provide teachers with curriculum online, our curriculum is in two different languages and whether it's lesson plans or student fact sheets, teachers can use them and we've had great feedback. we have helped public and private schools in san francisco increase their waste use and students are working hard to sort waste at the end of the lunch and understand the power of reusing, reducing, recycling and composting.
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>> great job. >> i've been with the department for 15 years and an environmental educator for more than 23 years and i'm grateful for the work that i get to do, especially on behalf of the city and county of san francisco. i try to use my voice as intentionally as possible to suppo support, i think of my grandmother who had a positive attitude and looked at things positively. try to do that as well in my work and with my words to be an uplifting force for myself and others. think of entering the job force as a treasure hunt. you can only go to your next clue and more will be revealed. follow your instincts, listen to your gut, follow your heart, do what makes you happy and pragmatic and see where it takes you and get to the next place.
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trust if you want to do good in this world, that testimony. good morning. we're going to begin our program. and as always, remember that we're in the presence of god. first of all, my name is sister mary kiefer, i'm the vice president for mission integration for st. mary's medical center and the bay area center of dignity health. i'd like to welcome all of you today. in my world i would say this is the day the lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad because it took a lot of work to get to this point. and great blessings to the
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partnerships with the city and county of san francisco and ucsf. as is our practice, we step back from the busyness of the day and tap into our spiritual side. it's my pleasure to offer this dedication to you. as we bless that ground, we stand at the sacred intersection meet grace and humanity. as we bless that ground, we set it apart for the special purpose of healing body, mind and spirit. may the architect of our lives bless those whose vision has brought us to this moment. bless those who gave form to the dream, who honed plans and laid a firm foundation. bless this ground that gives of itself to support the center of healing. may this building live lightly on this earth, using resources
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sparingly and respectfully. bless those who have constructed this space. may they know that they are healers. may the jobs created by this project sustain families who call this city their home. bless future generations who will come here to work that all might experience meaning and purpose in their labor. cement the past and future with the present that we may be of one accord in our partnership. and bless these rooms, that they may be strong enough to hold a client's pain and pourous enough to allow our own humanity to seep through our sterile processes. may it pulsate with our good deeds and flow with justice and compassion for all who seek healing within its walls.
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amen. now, it's my pleasure to ask mayor mark farrell to continue on. thank you. [applause] thank you, sister. thank you. it is an honor to be here this morning to celebrate the opening of our healing center here at st. mary's. mental illness is one of the biggest issues facing the city of san francisco right now. it is evident on the streets and reflected in the homeless population, but it is also happening behind closed doors. today, represents a huge step in the right direction with the what the city is doing to work and solve those issues. mental illness encompasses so many things, conservativeship is not the only solution. we do so much here in the san francisco. those with challenges need our help as a city. we have worked over the years
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and partnership with mayor lee and his team, first we passed laura's law a number of years ago here in the san francisco with the help of barbara garcia. we have a place where they can go and receive the help they need. but conservatorship is a huge part of the solution and today's celebration is a huge step forward for the san francisco. we are doing things like opening up new beds and places for people to go when they need to come off the streets. we're partnering with other groups and people in sacramento like senator weiner. also, the integrated agency team where we focus as a city, multiple different departments under the 40 most people on our
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streets, those are the frequent flyers through our health system, our ambulances and police and fire departments, through our hospitals. and other services. the to make sure they get the care they need, but also that we work together as a city so we can conserve those that need our help. let's not lose focus. this is about getting the people on the streets the help they need. so they can get on their own two feet and onto better lives. i'm honored to be here today. this is a celebration and it takes so many people to come together and there are so many people to thank here today. first of all, i do want to thank our late mayor ed lee. it was his vision and his pushing last year to put the $5 million into the city budget and it was his really vision to make today happen. and we celebrate today in his honor. i believe that in honoring that commitment, we will continue to fund this in our city budget moving forward for the next few years as well. i do want to thank barbara
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garcia and the department of public health, there are so many things that under her leadership have done to get today ready and to make it happen. least of all, not least of all, is the fact that within eight months this center is open. and anybody here who is familiar with government regulations, that this center was opened within eight months is a miracle. [cheering] [applause] so a huge credit to our department of public health under barbara's leadership for making that happen. i want to thank our two partners. lloyd dean from dignity. thank you for your partnership. this is a dignity hospital, we're very proud to be here today to celebrate. mark lair from ucsf, your support. president breed, a leader on the issue as well on the board of supervisors. this has been a collaborative
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effort. we would not be here today without everybody standing behind me, but we would not be here without the vision of ed lee. i'm honored to be here today. let's make no mistake. this is one step in the right direction in solving mental illness here in san francisco and work canning hard to get people off the streets, but let me introduce the woman had made it happen, barbara garcia. [applause] good morning, everyone. barbara garcia, but behind me is the incredible staff. behind me are people who did the heavy lifting. this is such an incredible part of over 115 beds that the department has opened up in the last year. so this is a really important program because it does have the highest level of care next to an acute hospital. but it also has the opportunity to provide people with intensive care services to help them heal.
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that's why this is called the healing center. we do that also from a recovery model and from a peer-based model. today, you will meet a lot of staff here. i got the honor to meet them. they went through 80-hour life training, actually, because they not only have lived experience, but have family members. anyone in here could probably raise their hand if i asked do you have a family member suffering from mental illness or addiction and many of us would say yes. this center is really a focal point for the department, but we also have other levels of care that are more voluntary. people can walk into this. this is a little different, people are mandated to be here, but they have the right every 30 days to determine whether or not to continue here. but let me tell you, if you walked in here, i think you would be welcome to know you will have an opportunity here to be loved and supported to your
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recovery of our chronic disease. that's one of the areas we're trying to get people understand. mental illness and addiction is a chronic disease. i hope this reflects the love and support we want to give our community members. eight months is an incredible force. they say government happens in two times, lightning time and glacier time. i think it's so important we get services off the ground. we could not have done it without the partnership we have. $3 million of renovation in this building. we couldn't have done it ourselves. so dignity had the area that we are in today, so let's give them a round of applause. [applause] sometimes hospitals, we think of hospitals as acute services, but today we can think of hospitals as multiservice levels of care
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and that's the direction of hospitals as well. then you have the issue of renovation and partnerships and they've been a great partner, 150 years affiliation, and then you have the fact that we want to share and be able -- there is a great need at the medical center as well, so we have a partnership. uc has allowed us a million dollars for renovation. we're appreciative of that as well. [applause] the department provides many services on its own. but to have a community-based organization with the kind of outstanding experience of crestwood behavioral health services is incredible and we're fortunate to have them. patty, who you'll meet, said we're going to do this and do it in this time period, i followed right behind her. i walked her walk. and i have to tell thaw it's
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been an incredible process. we had to take on the state department of health. they wanted this to have cement floors here, because they thought this was a prison, so we taught the state as well for those who have mental illness. i don't want to underestimate the addiction, we see these as separate as well, this is a program not only going to deal with mental illness, but addiction needs as well. so with that, i just want to thank everyone for all of the work that all of us have done. i want to acknowledge a particular person on my staff who i follow very closely, she's about my height. you can guess, that is kelly. i want to give her a hand. [applause] she does incredible work every day, taking people from the hospital, taking people from the streets and putting them into the right level of care. and sometimes, folks, we don't
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have the right levels of care and we have to create those. this is one of those. i'm sure you're going to enjoy the day today as you walk through this beautiful facility. thank you very much. >> good morning. this is a special day, special day for the city and county in a very -- and a very special day for all of us at dignity health. i want to thank all of you for joining us for this momentous occasion. just a quick story. i have a granddaughter that is 5. i try to call her in the mornings before she goes off to school, and she always asks me what is it that i'm going to do today? and she says, papa, what are you doing today? it was hard to explain our gathering here, so i said we're going to be dedicating a new
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place, a new home that will help serve and take care of people with mental illness and mental challenges. and she said, well, are you going to be staying there? [laughter] and i'm thinking even at 5, she knows something that i don't know. but i would tell you, this is a beautiful, beautiful facility and truly together with all of the partners and certainly barbara and all of the support from the board of supervisors, from the mayor, and so many people that i can't take the time to list. this will change and begin to change san francisco. so i want to thank you for joining us, thank all of you for being here. it has truly been an honor for
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us to work with barbara, to work with the city, the county, and to continue on our quest here at st. mary's to impact and change health care in this city in a way that allows us to serve the most needy and the most vulnerable. as has been said, all of you know, mental illness is one of the most vexing, complicated and critical challenges, not just facing us here, but facing our nation. but we, together, here are doing something about it. i will never forget the call, because i got so many of those calls, from the