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that the city can ask of the p.o.a., but i want to point out that the mou contains two things that the p.o.a. greed to with regard this with regard to future decisions by the city. that's in paragraph 12 and paragraph 299, in this act. thank you. >> good afternoon. i'm john talbot, the token mba from the no justice, no deal coalition. and i want to speak from the point of view of culture change. we are at a crucial time in the reform process for the sfpd. while the statement has been made that over half the reforms have been put in place, the truth is they aren't put in
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place until they're put in practice by the officers, and the officers have to make the decision at this point as to whether they follow them or whether they think the city will change leadership at some point, and then, they'll be in trouble for having followed them. i only ask you because one thing that my career in business has taught me, when you want to see culture change, there's only one way to do it. you mess with their money. and so in one sense, we're asking you to be an authority in this case by taking charge of this contract and making sure that the reforms get built in. it won't happen any other way, and we ask you to do that. thank you. >> good afternoon. my name is natalie perry. i'm a community organizer with faith and action bay area. and possibly because i have too much hope, i'd like to share today just an appeal to our
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conscious -- consciences. as a person of faith, i believe in the interconnectedness of all people. we are killing our own sisters and brothers, and for what? i think it's because we're afraid of each other, and we need to deal with that and set a precedent in our sanctuary city to deal with this differently. so we have elected you to walk with us to built a different san francisco where we can live together and learn together and believe as this city has for years as a haven for people who are perceived differently by the community, that they can be safe. and at this moment in time, that is not true, it is
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embarrassing. we are living into trump's narrative by not dealing with this. and so what the community has spoken today, and we need to walk together to fix this historic problem. we are killing our own sisters and brothers and for what? it can only be solved, it can only be dismantled by developing policies that reflect our values, and we have spoken our values today. >> supervisor kim: thank you, miss terry. is there any other members of the public that would like to speak on item number three? seeing none, item three is now closed. president breed? >> president breed: thank you. i just want to start by thanking everyone for coming out today.
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i know this is a really challenging topic to discuss openly in this way and in a respectful way. and as a person of faith myself, i appreciate the approach taken in how, you know, what we want more than anything to make sure that public safety is at the top of your agenda. we want people in our community to go home safe, and we want our officers to go home safe. and how we get to that conclusion, there is definitely a lot of work to be done. and let me just start by saying, as some of you know, i agree up in the western addition and grew up in an environment where there were no conversations to be had with the police. and when i started working in the community, especially during the height of significant gun violence, where my friends who grew up with one another were basically sadly killing each other, where we were losing lives on a regular
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basis, where our community was pretty much devastated, i wanted the police in our community, and i wanted them to protect our community, and i worked hard to develop relationships between the police and the community. many of us came together, a number of community-based organizations and came together, building relationships. and relationships didn't happen overnight. it took years. it took the will. and we went from even the first year or so, where there were no conversations, we would invite officers in. our captains were amazing. many of the officers that worked with us were amazing. we would invite them to events. many of our young people wouldn't have those conversations for the first couple of years, but after a while, there were the conversations, there were the hellos. there were the development of a relationship that existed where the police knew members of our community, our community knew members of the police, and
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things began to change. and i think that it is important that as a city, we set what those procedures and guidelines and everything are and put them in place. but ultimately, we want to make sure that we have good people that are serving and protecting the public, and that we hold those officers that unfortunately are the ones that make it challenging or difficult for other officers, that we hold them accountable when the type of things occur that devastation in the community occurs. and that is the thing that i am committed to, and supervisor cohen and i have worked tirelessly on. it is something we have to continue to work on and make sure that there is accountability and it takes all of us working together to get to that point. i'm really proud of the work that we've done in the western
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addition. we've come a long way. i'm reminded of a problem who occurred with one of the members of our program who sadly had a shotgun, and the officers who spotted him and spotted the shotgun, you know, basically, had they not known him, they could have easily probably shot him and killed him, and it was a completely different scenario, completely different outcome when he pulled the shotgun out of his pants to throw it and run, and sadly, he was arrested, but no one was harmed. and not to say that, you know, there aren't challenges in our community. there are challenges, but ultimately, you know, we have all got to work together to get to a better place and really try and hold one another accountable to moving in the right direction. i think that i'm really grateful to the chief for the work that he's done to try and implement the reforms. and i also am looking forward
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to the implementation of building better relationships with the community and making sure that, you know, like as it happens in the western addition and in particular that the police aren't just there when there's a problem. they're there for many of the events and many of the things that are current in the community which, over time, does build relationships. so we have a long way to go and the discussions around this contract which we have definitely had in closed session as members of the board of supervisors that meet our expectations to make sure that certain requirements are placed within the context of the contract. i am looking forward to making sure that it is a good contract because i do think that our officers deserve a fair wage comparable to the service that they provide, but i also think
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that it is extremely important that there is accountability, that there is this really, you know, clarity around what is appropriate and not appropriate as it relates to what officers do so that the discipline and all the other things that come into play, when something goes wrong, that sort of thing has got to be embedded also in the culture of the department and the contracts that we expect to sign. i know that we've been meeting regularly to have those discussions, and i really appreciate the feedback and the comments, and i also just really appreciate the openness and willingness for the chief and miss isen to work with us to come up with the appropriate agreement as it relates to all of on you concerns around the reform, and we are committed to
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continuing to work to address those particular issues. and let me just finally say, you know, my condolences go out to the families who have lost their children, their family members, their brothers, their cousins. i sadly have said this before, you know, unfortunately in 2006. you know, my cousin was killed in the bayview-hunters point by the police department here, and there was no independent investigation or anything that occurred, and as a result of the work we've done on the board of supervisors, i am proud that there are now independent investigations that are automatic without the need to make that request. and that is definitely a step in the right direction, and we have more work to do because one life lost is one life too many. so again, i appreciate everyone for being here. we are definitely committed to the reforms holding us account
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for our very agencies which we fund, and which we direct. so i also want to recognize the family who came personally today. i know how hard and difficult this loss is, and i just want to thank you for coming out to speak to us, and for your courage in coming to public comme comment. >> president breed: i just wanted to add more one thing, supervisor kim. you know, the fact that there were 272 recommendations, and we've been able to implement over half of those recommendations is-gsh -- is y significant. although i know that it doesn't change the events that have occurred in the past, implementing recommendations, this many, does take time, and ultimately, i think we want to make sure that as we move forward in this process, that
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the implementation actually leads to the results that we're all looking for as it relates to reforms with the department. and so i just wanted to add that point, as well, and again, thank the chief for his work in moving these items forward. i know it's not an easy job. it does take time. we know that time is of the essence as it relates to the need to reform the department, but i do appreciate your work and how you are moving the department, i believe, in the right direction, but clearly, we still have a lot more work to do, and so thank you all again. >> supervisor kim: okay. thank you, president breed. supervisor cohen has asked to make a motion that we file this item, so i cwill make that motion, and we can do that without opposition.
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again, thank you to members of the community would came out tod today. please continue to dialogue us. and without further adieu, mr. clerk, can we please move to our last item, item number two, which we skipped over to item number three. >> clerk: item number two is a motion approving budget analyst's budget -- [ inaudible ] board of supervisors service deeds, and requires board of supervisors approval for hours reallocation greater than 20, and establishes -- excuse me, for hours greater than 20% and establishes performance goals and sets a date of -- [ inaudible ] -- joint venture partnership. >> supervisor kim: thank you so much, mr. carroll. incompetence to recognize karen campbell, and all the time and energy you and your office have
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invested. the bla has done an impeccable job in budget and financial analysis which we all depend on as we all make decisions around policies and budget and conduct many special studies and audits that the city requests in departments for the board of supervisors. miss campbell, i want to bring you up for a short presentation, and then, we will open up for public comment on this item. thank you so much, miss campbell. >> yes. thank you, chair kim. supervisor peskin -- excuse me, supervisor breed. this is required every year by our contract that we submit our annual work plan for approval as well as our performance measures. we base the allocation of hours in our work plan on the requirements of our contract and actual service levels that we provide to the board. it is divided among budget analysis, our weekly legislative reports to the budget and finance committee or the jao, and then audits and
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policy analysises. the main difference from prior years is recognizing the increased budget analysis that we will be providing to the board this year, and i'm available for any questions you may have. >> supervisor kim: i don't see any questions or comments, but i do want to thank bla so much for their work. i really do -- i really do appreciate all of your work in your reports, and they help us in guidance in policy making. so at this time we will open it up for public comment on this item. seeing no public comment, public comment is now closed. can we -- i'm going to make a motion to move this forward to the full board with positive recommendation, and i can do that without any opposition. mr. clerk, can you please call items 4 through 12. >> clerk: agenda item numbers four through 12 are various
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ordinances and resolutions authorizing the settlements of lawsuits against the city and county of san francisco. >> supervisor kim: thank you so much. and before we take a motion to go into closed session, we do open up for public comment on items four through 12. seeing no public comment, public comment is now closed for these items. we will take a motion to convene into closed session, and we can do that without opposition. we do ask members of the public to exit the room,
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>> clerk: madam chair we're back in session march 21st, 2018 government audit and oversight. >> supervisor kim: thank you, mr. clerk. mr. givner? >> deputy city attorney jon givner. during the closed session, the committee voted 2-0 with supervisor peskin excused to forward items four through eight, ten, and 12 to the full board with positive recommendation and to continue items nine and 11 to the call of the chair. >> supervisor kim: thank you so much, mr. givner. mr. clerk are there any other items to -- oh, can we take a motion to not disclose? >> president breed: so moved. >> supervisor kim: so we have a motion to not disclose, and we can do that without opposition. mr. clerk, are there any other items before the committee today? >> clerk: there's no further
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business. >> supervisor kim: meeting is adjourned. thank you so much. >> clerk: all right. >> good morning, everyone and thank you for coming my name is rosy form treasurer of the united states and the form of empowerment 2020. >> yeah. >> empowerment 2020 is an initiative to durnl encourage a
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million women we 2020 to go in leaders positions it is request quality day and the one hundred year of the 19 amendment that give woman the right to vote joining me on stage a margo the ceo of ma tell. >> (clapping.) >> 74 percent have been girls in middle school express interest in office only girls are expressing an interest in computer science 50 percent less graduating are for girls than thirty years ago i've spent 8 years of the treasurer of the united states to have a portrait on the photo in our public engagement process there were one hundred of women overlooked
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in the history of our country many tops will be discussed and empowerment 2020 conference everything there empowering young women and girls to be the future leader to encourage women to get into stem education and getting into nasa and google and making sure that they are part of tech economy. >> the second part of empowerment 2020 is women money and power to put women in so and so positions for the corporate fleet and elected office the third part of empowerment 2020 are the conferences their action oriented women have flatlined at 20 percent on that percentage one and 20 percent women a in congress that is stagnated if we get up to thirty percent fabulous 80 percent would be amazing that conversation is equality will be something we're used to as pair the culture i'd
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> the san francisco playground's hitsvery dates back to 1927 when the area where the present playground and center is today was purchased by the city for $27,000. in the 1950s, the sen consider was expanded by then mayor robinson and the old gym was built. thanks to the passage of the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood parks bond, the sunset playground has undergone extensive renovation to its four acres of fields, courts, play grounds, community rooms, and historic gymnasium. >> here we are. 60 years and $14 million later,
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and we have got this beautiful, brand-new rec center completely accessible to the entire neighborhood. >> the new rec center houses multi-purpose rooms for all kinds of activities including basketball, line dancing, playing ping-pong and arts can crafts. >> you can use it for whatever you want to do, you can do it here. >> on friday, november 16, the dedication and ribbon cutting took place at the sunset playground and recreation center, celebrating its renovation. it was raining, but the rain clearly did not dampen the spirits of the dignitaries, community members and children in attendance. [cheering and applauding] ♪ ♪
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i'm the ed of swords, the bay area vet service agency, i want to welcome everybody to the official ground breaking of this really exciting new housing development. you can tell, it's going to be great, right? it will provide housing for 62 formerly homeless veterans and 60 low-income families.
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a unique project. so thanks for coming out in the rain, and of course, the folks who will be living here will be out of the rain, right? this will be their home. beautiful. key neighborhood. lot of jobs, lots of energy. wonderful. where else could this happen but san francisco, right? i mean, san francisco really recognizes that everybody is together, we suffer together, we triumph together. the people to fight our wars, men and women working and who fight and die. and their families. boys, men, women. and their family. and this is the kind of project that they should have. they deserve this. and san francisco has made it possible. i really want to celebrate the san francisco inclusive spirit to allow something like this to happen in this spot at this time. it's significant.
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having leaders like mayor ed lee who really dedicated this property and made sure -- [applause] -- i really believe it wasn't just words or speeches. mayor lee truly believed we needed to do something and spoke to us, if we have homeless veterans on the streets of the country. he proved that not just by words, but making this property available for the project. we're honored to have mayor mark farrell here today, another leader in the city, who also understands the sacrifices the veterans make, his father was an air force pilot. we have presidio, where there is a number of veterans who are formerly homeless, who has made the presideio a living memorial. i want to introduce the mayor.
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>> thank you, michael and everyone for being here today. this is what san francisco is all about. when we have struggling individuals and we're here to pick them up and build a 100% affordable housing development in the city. i think as michael alluded to, we have veterans here in the san francisco that need our help as a city, we stand up for them. veterans housing is something that is personal to me. michael mentioned my father being an air force veteran and seeing a number of his colleagues as well from the armed forces, we cannot do enough to support our veterans. i'm so proud to partner with source shares and everyone that is here today. i want to pay a huge tribute to mayor lee and his wife anita who was here today and his chief of
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staff. [applause] mayor lee made housing a central platform but it wasn't just talk, it was action. and he committed to build 30,000 new units by 2020, we're on track here in san francisco. but he was committed to people of all incomes here in san francisco. and affordable housing will be his biggest legacy here in san francisco and something we can all be proud of. and also when you think about veterans housing, this was something he prioritized and he knew the sacrifices that our men and women in the armed forces made and continue to make on behalf of our country. and what an incredible champion of this project and others in san francisco. proud to formally announce we're formally dedicating this affordable housing site to our mayor edwin m lee and when the buildings are completed, they
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will bear his name on them here in san francisco. [applause] it is one of many tributes that will happen. obviously mayor lee. they're all fitting. but i think today, especially anita, having you here is fitting. so thank you all for being here. i have a laundry list of thanks. so for chinatown cdc, thank you for your hard work. michael, plow shares, incredible organization representing veterans here in san francisco. hamilton families, oci, commissioner and staff. a round of applause for nadia. she is transforming our city. housing and development. thank you for all your hard work. our department of homelessness and supportive housing and jeff and his entire team. and a special thanks to our
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funding partners here at sf city, mark and ron. and so many others who played a role. sean and the golden state woreiers. these are organizations and individuals that stepped in when we needed them to. i want to say special recognition not only to the chief of staff and jason, but also steve who is here today for all of his years of hard work. thank you, everybody for being here today, appreciate it. >> i'd like to introduce supervisor jane kim. jane kim of district 6 has been a fighter as we know, for all of the citizens in the supervisor district 6. her integrity is up the charts. she represents some of the most
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impoverished neighborhoods in the city, treasure island. in the tenderloin, et cetera. and we're just really happy and pleased and we feel honored to have her. so without further ado, supervisor jane kim. >> thank you for that super kind introduction, michael. i live across the street from the source office, he has to be kind because i might give him a hard time when i walk to work to city hall. it is a pleasure to be here today. ground breaking are a time that we can really celebrate our achievement as a city and being able to win funding for 100% affordable housing, which everyone here under this tent knows how difficult it is to accomplish. i am proud to represent this district which includes mission bay. i'm proud of the fact that this city has fought to ensure before
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my time in office, that this redevelopment area plan would be 30% affordable. ranging from households that are formerly homeless to middle income housing. this is the type of model neighborhoods we want to continue to build here in san francisco. and it will be home to so many of our families who are either formerly on the streets, or struggling to live in san francisco in the working class job, and it will also be the home to the new warriors team and continues to be the home for the giants team as well. there is so much to be proud of. i'm excited because this is a partnership between the city, chinatown and plow share, three entities which i'm close to. norman fong hired me as a committee organizer. i know he's smacking his head right now. no, no, i continue to serve you.
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these three entities and both chinatown development center and source of plow share are amazing organizations and i was able to cut the ribbon with you and mayor lee. i can't think of a more fitting site of many, because there will be more to come, that with ill be commemorating mayor lee. mayor ed lee was many things to the city, but the one thing he was very clear about was that he wanted to reduce the number of veterans sleeping on the streets to zero. he was emphatic about that. and actually he has been achieving and working very quickly to achieve that goal. we in the city have a lot of work to do around the homelessness crisis, but one akorean the mayor was -- arena the mayor was successful in is providing a permanent home to our citizens, our residents that serve our country, our men and
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women who serve our country. on top of that, to ensure that families, who are the fastest growing demographic are part of the project, speaks to the tremendous victory on the site today. so mayor mark farrell acknowledged many of the people that made this happen. it takes so many people to build a 100% affordable project, so thank you all to everyone. thank you. >> thank you. so you know, this is a project of the public and the common. and really, nothing represents that more than the community investment and infrastructure that makes housing development possible in this area. now more than ever we need to bring more affordable housing. so to increase programs like this, where you have supportive housing, it's affordable, it reaches everyone, every level of
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income, especially low-income people, it's crucial. i want to welcome nadia. >> hello, m.p. i am honored today to be here to celebrate this project and ground breaking for incredible new homes for the low-income san francisco families and homeless veterans who need it the most. this project will add 118 units to the 1048 affordable units within the mission bay project area. when i think of how this project came to be, i am reminded by my friend and colleague, mayor lee, his response to obama's plan to end veteran homelessness and his own
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10-year plan to abolish homelessness. i cannot think of a better way to remember him than by naming this building after him. i would like to thank mayor farrell and thank mrs. lee for your presence here today and messing this occasion. i'm very excited that 62 units will be set aside for veterans homelessness and these individuals who have served our country should not have to worry about a place to sleep at night. in addition, the remaining 56 units will be available for low-income families. this project will be our fourth project in the mission bay south area. and it would follow the ten 1180 fort street project and the soon to be completed 626 mission bay boulevard north just a few blocks away from here. i would like to commend my staff
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who continue to work on this project daily. we have jeff white here and the rest of the housing team. i want to thank our partners the community development, and more importantly, i want to thank my commission. who has encouraged us to build smart well designed functioning housing. i want to commend our partners, plow shares and chinatown community development center whose staff has been amazing to work with on this project. i want to acknowledge construction partners. lastly, i want to thank sf city, more specifically the conway family, sean parker and drew, alfred and rebecca and golden state warriors for providing this generous donation that got
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this project up and running and the funds were able to provide precious dollars for upcoming affordable housing projects. with that, i want to thank you all and commend you all for the great work to come. [applause] thank you. so, just briefly i want to say that now we're going to start talking about the people really doing the work here, making this possible. i want to say that obviously a project of this scope is not possible without people that really know their stuff. we were so happy to partner with chinatown cdc, who are pros, not that their great people, but they're super competent. building housing development, nonprofit, that's as complicated and difficult as anything wall street does. and yet the rewards are minimal,
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but great from the standpoint of making a difference in people's lives. that includes our own staff. i have to acknowledge leon winston. leon is the chief operating officer and it's his passion and dedication that go deep. he's also a pro. he knows his stuff. but is committed to the mission as much as anyone i met and work with. thank you so much. i want to say our other partners, again, we appreciate all the private support, but this is -- don't get mixed up, this is a public project made possible by the public and the common good and it's led by the v.a. that made housing vouchers
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available to us. they run the social work department, we have of course all of the partners with the california state vet people who are here. i want to say this project would not be possible without the california taxpayers, the people of san francisco, right, who backed the bills. the v.a., hud, the veterans housing program, the local initiative support corporation, san francisco city, san francisco investment and infrastructure, all these acronyms, who are these people? well, they're the people who make it possible. they're the people who give the private sector so much backing they can't help but invest in in. like the california debt limit
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allocation committee, the california department of housing, et cetera, et cetera, that's what it takes. so just briefly, other construction partners, the brothers, contractors, initiativy brothers. these are all topnotch people. architects, the design partners. are you here? design studios, castro. so, let me also i want to introduce teresa gunn, she's are the cal vet program and really understands the financing of what makes this possible. she helped us develop and support our $10 million grant that was a piece of this project. it's our friends and partners of the cal vet home loan that make this possible.
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teresa, could you say a few words, please? [applause] >> good morning, everyone. i usually like to start because i'm with cal vet, i like to recognize our veterans and the families, if you're a veteran or a member of the family, could you please stand, thank you all for your service. [applause] as a military brat, the families often are forgotten. thank you all for your service. i want to thank absolutely every single person an entity that michael just thanked, because without everyone else this wonderful project wouldn't be occurring today. i'd like to extend a special thanks to the chinatown community development center and the sword to plow shares, our cosponsor. california has the honor of
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being the state with the largest veteran population at nearly 1.7 million. with this honor is the challenge of having the most veterans experiencing chronic homelessness. according to hud, 29% of veterans experiencing homelessness in america are here in california. san francisco has homeless and underserved population close to 700 veterans. in california, the vets aren't the only problem. there are more than 100,000 veteran households that are low-income, that means less than 30% median income and 74% are burdened, meaning half of their income is spent on housing. in addition, there is approximately another 100,000 veteran households are ho are very low income, under 50%. and 42% of them are severely burdened.
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so with these truths come the question, how do we assist our at risk veterans and those experiencing homelessness? in response to that question and in show of support from the governor brown, our legislature and california voters, the veterans housing and homelessness program was created and cal vet, our sister agency were entrusted to be the custodians of this program. not quite four years ago as california voters directed $600 million for the sole purpose of helping fund projects like this mission bay, cal vet and our partners set in motion the process for competing for and being awarded the funds to make projects like this come to fruition. mission bay is a shining star in the vhp program, for a couple of reasons. one, this is the first vhp
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project in san francisco. move in out of the rain. squeeze in. i'll be short. we have a couple projects in the surrounding area, but this is the first one that is really going be impactful for the veterans in san francisco. and as supervisor kim said, the previous mayor's drive was to take veteran homelessness to zero. is this project will take almost 10% of those homeless veterans and give them a permanent home. it's absolutely amazing. secondly, this project shows how projects should be done. how they should come together and move forward. mission bay is a recipient of the third round of vhp funding. it was awarded its funds barely nine months ago and here we stand with the ground broken and this building going to be erected quickly here.
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that is amazing. many of other projects get stuck in predevelopment even though they have the funding and take several years more. it's a fantastic job, everyone involved. vhhp is a beacon for at risk veterans facing potential homelessness and those who are homeless. today, that line shines here in san francisco. mission bay will be a safe place for 62 veterans and their families. maya angelou said it best, the ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place we can go as we are, and not be questioned. vulnerable members of our community are ensured to receive not only a place to call home, but the services and support they need to stabilize their lives. they can find a place to thrive. cal vet is here, a trusted partner, working to support,
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build, nurture local, regional and statewide collaborations. local, regional and statewide, everybody is involved in the project and will make it a success. i acknowledge the hard work as i've already said before from our partner swords and chinatown and the community leaders joining us today. thank you for your support. we're all working together to improve the quality of life of our california veterans experiencing chronic homelessness. congratulations on today's ground break and i thank you all for everything you do to support our veterans and their families. [applause] >> so this is the second project of swords and chinatown. 150 street, which houses 75 homeless veterans, has been around since 2012 and that was
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funded by the wells fargo folks and we're pleased to renew that partnership. i would like to welcome jeff bennett, the vice president for wells fargo community lending and investment. >> thank you so much. this is a great pleasure for us to be involved in this wonderful project. we have been working with chinaton for a long time, since the early 90s. we've done great things with them. this is our second veterans project with swords and chinatown. we closed this project before christmas last year, it was a little bit harrowing because the congress almost took away the taxes and bonds program we were using. thankfully it was preserved at the last minute and we didn't
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have to go to plan "b" which would have been more difficult. i want to concongratulate the development team and thank the folks who worked on financing. they did a terrific job of getting this thing done. we're providing most of the private financing on this, we're doing a construction loan. we're going to be in the deal for 15 years at least, so we're a long-term partner. i want to acknowledge those in the audience providing the permanent mortgage which ace critical part of the financing as well. and i just want to say that wells fargo has been committed to affordable housing for a long time. we continue to be. it's a huge need in san francisco and the bay area. we're very open for business, for affordable housing and hope to see a lot more of these opportunities in the future.
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thank you very much. can't wait for the grand opening. [applause] >> so again, we're thrilled to work with chinatown and i want to bring their experience as we know, they develop over 4,000 units of housing, affordable housing. and the reverend norman fong has fought for our communities since 1990. so without further ado, reverend fong, please. [applause] >> you know, mayor ed lee always says he wanted us to get together under a big tent. this is it! this is it, right! i'll be really fast this time. i need your help. you're going to help me bless this. we want all the good vibes on earth. i want to say that michael, swords, raise your hands, thank you!
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it adds so much meaning in life when we know that our job is to get all the vets off the streets. and they can do it. they delivered it heart and soul. we can do a little housing and community services for the families, but i just want to super thank plow share, you've added diversity and meaning to our work. in chinatown. that's what san francisco is supposed to be about, right? embracing diversity. so today, you all should be super smiling in the rain, ok, ok. we're here under this big tent, ed lee's tent, to wish all these good blessings on this site. i need you to kind of yell after me. may the spirit of peace --
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>> peace! >> joy -- >> joy >> hope and love -- >> hope and love >> embrace this new ed lee veterans and family whatever. you know what i mean! this place. and turn to the burn to your left and right and go peace, brother, peace sister, that's it we're done. hey, do we get to do the shovels now? michael, you're in charge. are we doing the shovel stuff now? five, four, three, two, one! dig! can you dig it! all right! to
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started as a intern guided through the process eventually one day a a deputy director or staying with the puc is where i love it . >> the meeting will come to order. this is march 16, 2018 regular meeting of the san francisco local agency formation commission. i am sandra lee fewer chair of the commission. i am joined by vice chair, cynthia pollock on my right and hill r hillary ronen on my left. i would like to thank the staff of