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recently awarded is set to start construction this summer and will take over a year to complete, almost two years to complete. after that, we're talking about resurfacing lombard. it's a much-needed improvement. that street needs some resurfacing there. we have to implement the best traffic management strategies. and department of public works is working to gain approvals to move the construction in early 2019. and it will take about a year plus for that work. and then once again, caltrans has the money and project to resurface all of 19th avenue from lake street to juniper. one project you may not have heard much about, but the highway 101 decree policement.
the deck replacement needs to be replaced. we're working with the state to establish and better understand the potential temporary highway closures and traffic diversions for that project. we'll come back with a lot are details in the fall of this year. the intent is to move that project to construction in the spring of 2020. as you all know, the geary rapid transit project is move forward in different phases. this is phase one that will be under construction starting in early 2019 and it will take 1 1/2 years to 2 years to complete. finally, the larger portion to the western side of the city will move forward to construction in the fall of 2020 and will take a couple of years to construct. this in essence shows a map in 2018/2019 where the different projects will be under construction, the major corridor projects and then move into construction efforts, as you
move forward into that 2020-2022 time frame. i want to go ahead now and show you a schedule that shows all the projects. we have a lot more data here on numerous projects that i haven't gone through and i have a lot of other slides that given the time i won't go through right now, but i do want to introduce tom mcgwire from sfmta, so he can talk to you about the city's traffic management plan efforts and after that, it will be john thomas from dpw to give you an update on some of the other efforts that dpw is undertaking. >> okay. thank you, eric. tom mcgwire, sustainable streets at the mta. i will go quickly and give an overview of what we're doing and why we're doing it from the viewpoint of traffic management around the city. i want to observe something, as you all know, all the projects on the slide shown are about
delivering on high policy priorities that you and the voters have put before us. we have an obligation to the voters dating back to the general obligation bond to get these projects done as quickly as possible. a delay to any project, even a result to try to optimize construction, can affect our projects, as contractor availability is scarce and project costs continue to escalate. we look at a lot of factors when we issue construction permits and schedule end-stage construction. it starts with a planning effort. contractors and agencies that want to close lanes of traffic, come to us for a permit. there's a lot of variables that we look at -- number of lanes they want to close, hours they want to work. we're prioritizing congestion relief and especially traffic
safety, pedestrian safety, and transit first goals. as we move from planning to implementation for any projects, we're getting into the nitty gritty details, things like where the contractors can set out their work. we take very seriously the idea of construction headways, making sure that worksites are not too close to one another. so any congestion that does develop has a chance to dissipate before drivers hit another construction site. and a focus on enforcement. we have inspectors that can enforce the permits and make sure that the public's interest and public safety is protected. finally, another really important principle that i know we'll come back to talk more about in the fall, increasing efforts to improve our communication to drivers, residents and businesses, all the stake holders affected by the construction. the construction has to happen. we have to improve our
infrastructure, but we have to make sure that the people that are affected have the latest information and know how to plan around it. finally, the last piece of the puzzle, always our parking control officers. on any given day, there are 140 parking control officers working on all kinds of safety issues. they play a critical role in reducing congestion. they're often the glue that makes the plans, permits and coordination efforts work. with that, i will turn it over to my colleague, john thomas. >> supervisor peskin: before you do that, mr. mcgwire, are there private managers tasked with compiling a look-ahead? >> yes. we do look-ahead at a couple of scales. we have traffic routing group that does nothing but review and issue permits. they schedule 60- to 100-day look-aheads looking to are
cumulative impacts and adjusting permits as necessary to make sure that two parallel streets, for example, are not both impacted on the same block at the same time. and more broadly, work to make sure that we're stacking things at a city-wide scale. >> supervisor peskin: so it's a separate section in sfmta? >> yes. within the mta, on a regular basis, we do the 60- to 100-day look-ahead. >> supervisor peskin: relative to standards on these projects. yesterday you said in your comments, not just about congestion, but pedestrian safrt, i -- safety, i notice on van ness avenue that on the
northbound direction north of broadway, the concrete barriers are such that there is no way for a bicycle to go northbound without being in the middle of traffic. and if those barriers could be moved over a little bit, there could be a little safe space. there were tourists going northbound to fishermen's wharf, i was scared to death for them. is there -- do you have standards that you take into account? >> we do. i didn't want to get into too much detail because we're pressed for time, but we published the blue book, that lays out the minimum width of sidewalks, appropriate size of traffic lanes, how high a jersey barrier has to be. and we'll make sure that an inspector gets out to van ness and broadway today. >> supervisor peskin: yeah. i remember the death of diana sullivan, who was killed by a cement truck driver in supervisor kim's district in 2013 and i think i recall that
she asked for a traffic plan to address the projects happening in the transit center district and outlying areas and to my knowledge that never materialized. anyway. all right, mr. thomas. >> good afternoon, chair peskin, members of the transportation authority commission. john thomas, deputy director for public works, city engineer. i just want to talk to you a little bit about our coordination efforts and conclude with a brief discussion on other elements affecting our construction. so public works is generally responsible for paving and sewer projects, curb ramps, and things of the like. m.t.a., as you know, has transit projects, signal projects, and
street scape, sewer and water projects. many of them are combined projects led by public works, sometimes by m.t.a., and sometimes by the p.u.c. so we share these responsibilities across agencies. the coordination for the projects starts at the beginning at the planning stages. we have our committee for utility liason and generally brings in the outside utility companies to make them aware of our projects and they see our five-year look ahead of projected projects. we have inter-agency project coordination. we have regular monthly meetings the directors for public works and the m.t.a. and periodically the p.u.c. join together every month to go over issues between the departments, ways that we
can more effectively coordinate projects and the delivery of much of our capital work. in addition to that, we have design and paving meetings and transit meetings, to try to limit the resources available with all the agencies. finally, we have what was referred to as envista and now accela to provide coordination and notification of all of our construction work, as well as private utility construction work so everybody understands where the potential clashes are and work to coordinate those efforts to make sure that they're done in an efficient manner. some of the things we've talked about throughout the day have focused on just the sheer number of construction projects that we have out on the city streets
today. we have been working to coordinate, as i said earlier, these projects, but we have been impacted by the bid environment. there's been a supply-and-demand issue, with regard to the contracts we have out and contractors available to do the work. we have seen unforeseen conditions with abandon utilities and/or soil contamination and even archaeological finds, which have slowed work down. we have -- with the aging infrastructure replacement work that we're doing, much of our sewer and water facilities are in excess of 75 to 100 years old. that means not only the main lines, but the connections to the private properties on either side of the street are also of that vintage. and often require replacement.
if you look back 20, 25 years ago, we would sometimes only be replacing on the order of 25% to 30% of side sewers. now we're seeing upwards of 60% to 70%. what that means is significantly more disruption while the construction is under way. additional cuts that disrupt traffic flow and take longer to conclude the work in a given block. other factors include holiday moratoriums, noise restrictions, and sometimes adjacent capital projects and private development. so that concludes what i had. and i think eric will conclude. >> everything that we've just discussed in my opinion talks to making sure that we properly budget for our projects. in certain resurrects, we're learning about the city infrastructure that we didn't know before. john mentioned it's 75 to 100 years old. it's important to out the
appropriate risk dollars in our budget to get the job done and do it effectively and have the traffic management strategies ahead of the projects. i think there will be a need for some robust media campaigns to let the world know that the city will be under construction. that concludes our presentation and open for questions. >> supervisor peskin: any questions for staff? seeing none, is there any public comment on this item number 11? public comment is closed. thank you for that information item. i know the hour is growing late. could you please read item number 12, so that we can continue that item? >> clerk: item 12, update on independent analysis and oversight services with sjoberg evashenk consulting. this is an information item.
any public comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. is there a motion to continue this? made by safai and seconded by sheehy. without objection, it will be continued. any introduction of new items? seeing none. is there any general public comment? seeing none. public comment is closed. m.t.a. is adjourned.
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>> we're here at this wonderful spur exhibit on mission street in san francisco and i have with me today my good friend george. thanks for joining me, george. and george has for a long time owned residential property here in san francisco. and we want to talk about apartment buildings and what the owner's responsibilities might be and what they expect their tenants to do. and let's start by talking a little bit about what owners can do before an earthquake and then maybe after an earthquake. >> well, the first thing, lawrence, would be to get together with your tenants and see if they have earthquake insurance or any renters insurance in place because that's going to be key to protecting them in the event of a quake. >> and renters insurance, there are two kinds of insurance. renters insurance coffers damage to goods and content and so forth. earthquake insurance is a separate policy you get after you get renters insurance
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>> i want to welcome everyone to this very special event. celebrating san francisco's graduation to a 15-dollar an hour at minimum wage. good stuff. [applause] i'm pat mulligan. the director of the office of standards and enforcement. i want to thank everyone for attending this event. i know it is kind of a friday before a long weekend, and some people think it should be a whole week. i appreciate your dedication and being here today. i was reminded recently leading up to this event that it has often been said in labour circle for years, as long as i can
remember a, for more than 30 years, that every generation must reearn the right for labour justice at work. we need to reassert ourselves and redefine what is acceptable or tolerable within society. with the passage of the $15 an hour minimum wage, and with the earned implementation, this generation of san franciscans has asserted itself. we have taken the first steps towards defining what the minimum standards are for workers throughout san francisco and taking a step towards moving the agenda for social justice for all workers throughout the country. thathat is what we are here tody to celebrate. just meet -- just be mindful of that. we have a brief program with some distinguished speakers in front and we will have a reception afterward. please stick around until the end. our first speaker, i should say i am truly impressed that he
made the journey back to san francisco, after a gruelling week in san francisco as the budget chair. thathat is the california state assembly member phil tennant. [applause] >> think you. it is always so great to be home, especially, the temperature is about 90-100° in san francisco this weekend. we are always used to leading the way. i remember back in 2,003 when we had our first living wage battle in the first living wage proposition, and said we can't raise wages that high. will never be able to sustain it. we will have unemployment and people will be put out of work. while we have a very simple philosophy here in san francisco. no one who works full time, doing a job, should ever have to live in poverty.
we have not, even with our living wage, haven't been able to achieve that yet. this fight for 15, the amazing victory, starting july 1st. it is amazing. we are far ahead. california is still lacking behind. we will get to 15 in 2023, hopefully. assuming the economy continues to stay. that is years and years and years after san francisco already has hit that number for the fight -- has already achieved the fight for 15. but we know we can't stop. because until we can pay people a rage where they can rent a home, they can buy a home, they can provide for their families and put food on the table, and have a decent life in the richest city in the richest state in our country, we know that we still have a lot of work to do. we have the wealthiest state. we are the fifth largest economy in the world to pick larger than great britain. but we also have one in five people living in poverty in
california. this year, we were so proud to expand our earned income tax credit increase and put more money into medi-cal and work to get our healthcare access up. we know we are not done in san francisco. we are not done in california. have a long way to go and we need to keep fighting here in san francisco. those fights, it starts here. those fights that start -- sound crazy when we first put them out there, eventually, we know everyone will follow. thank you so much for coming and thank you so much for fighting. we will celebrate today and celebrate july 1st. but we know that on july 2nd we will get back to work, and we will keep fighting. thank we will keep fighting. thank you so much. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. yes. first, i would like to acknowledge the president of the board of supervisors, thank you for your attendance today. i look forward to your continued
support from your office. thank you very much. it is my honor to introduce our next speaker. my partner in this work, as well as many of the other functions of the city. also, the host of today's event, naomi kelly. [applause] >> good afternoon everyone. thank you for being here today. so we are here for this historic moment. whether you work in an office building in downtown san francisco, or at a nature -- neighborhood restaurant, or building homes back or cleaning them, as of july first, hour minimum wage will be $50 an ho hour. [cheers and applause] -- 15 dollars an hour. i am proud to be with you here today to celebrate this milestone. san francisco is the first major american city to reach 15 dollars an hour for all it's
workers. i can't fully appreciate this accomplishment without acknowledging our former late mayor, ed lee. it was in 2014 that ed lee worked to bring the stakeholders together and had a consensus driven approach with both labor unions, business leaders, community advocates to develop crop jay which was passed by the voters in 2014 with a 77% approval rating to increase the minimum wage which was then at $10.74 an hour, to today which would be $15 an hour. he often reminded us that the great city that this city of san francisco -- a great city, must treat workers fairly and shared prosperity is an integral part to our strong economy. [applause] we have a booming local economy and a 50-dollar minimum wage.
those who say we have to choose between -- 15 dollars minimum wage. those who say we have to choose between a fair pay and equity are wrong. they complement each other. thank you all for being here today. thank you to our labor community partners, our city staff, and all who have worked to ensure the rights of hard-working san franciscans can be protected. enjoy the rest of today. [applause] >> ok. next up, hang on, we will get through this expeditiously. the executive director of the san francisco labor council and lifetime resident of the city and county of san francisco, rudy gonzalez. [cheers and applause] >> you have heard from other speakers that san francisco was the first. that mean something.
a mean something when labor unions like community, and when i say that, i mean community partners like the chinese progressive association and through their partnership with groups like jobs with justice, where they come together with leaders in san francisco, and set a tone for the rest of the country. we saw just yesterday massachusetts joins the likes of new york and others who have followed suit to raise their minimum wage. as an important statement in what are otherwise dark times in our country. labor will stand with community. we will continue to fight for the working poor and we will continue to fight for immigrants in our communities. we will continue to stand up and provide a voice for working people. not only in san francisco, but in this nation and in this world. it is important that amidst this despair this world. it is important that amidst this despair, we can come together and break bread and celebrate some of these victories. under the leadership of tim paulson at the time in our labor council, these things were possible. the minimum wage will rise, again.
the living wage needs to rise out. [applause] whether it is over a copy, or you are reading mit statistics, you know it costs a lot more than $15 an hour to survive. even with just one person in this city, at the lodge of communities in the bay area. get us on as. 's on labor and community and on our elected's to take bold steps and move this even more forward and make progress and make a living wage a reality for san francisco and then we will see, under the leadership, it will happen across the country and elsewhere. thank you. with that, i will turn it over to pat mulligan. thanks, brother. [applause] >> thank you rudy. next we will hear from a san francisco worker and a victim of minimum wage violations. she suffered under -- under minimum wage violations in a case i was investigated by the
office of labor standards enforcement. we negotiated a settlement in the neighborhood of $400,000. in the back wages and penalties. just to appreciate it to, this was for seven workers. you can get the extent of the violation on an ongoing basis. whether that, i would introduce this woman and her interpreter for today with the office of labor standards enforcement. >> voice of translator: good afternoon everyone. i will be the interpreter for this group of people. i also work for the office labor standard enforcement for -- as a
compliance officer. i would like to thank you so much for this -- of these workers. all of them, they will have two more coming and they will probably be late. they took time off from work. they are taking the day off and some of them without pay. they want to come here to support us and support this event and to support the city and you support raising the minimum wage for the low wage workers. thank you. thank you so much. [applause] now she would like to say a few words on behalf of these good people who received a total of $480,000 as a back wages from one of the cases. i will be the interpreter for her. [speaking foreign language]
>> voice of translator: we are here today to support raising the minimum wage for low-wage workers. we work for a chinese restaurant on 18th street and the chinatown location, for many years. we work six days a week from 10-12 hours a day but we only receive wages from 1,000-1,800 per month. which equal to $4.4 to $7.29 per
hour. it is far below the required city minimum wage. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: in november 2014, with the help of a former worker from these cases, we looked for and talk to miss hall who helped us with not receiving city minimum wage and overtime pay. [speaking foreign language]
>> voice of translator: in the investigation, employers hired two attorneys to fight and try to settle with us for less than what they audit for the findin findings. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: one of the employers called us and said, hey, you guys just won money. i gave you money. just drop the claim. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: we are so upset that the employer called and told us we just one
money. we learned that it is our right to receive minimum wage, and when we work more than eight hours a day or more than 40 hours a week, we are entitled to receive overtime pay. so we stick together and stood up for our rights. [speaking foreign language] >> voice of translator: we are so fortunate that with their help, our employer finally settled the case on the day of the hearing for a total of $480,000 as a back wages. [applause] [cheering] we received varying amounts from 50,000-$100,000 as a back wage and interest.
>> voice of translator: the minimum wage is so important to the low wage workers. by raising the minimum wage, it helps the workers to support their family and puts more money in worker process pockets that will lead to more spending in a local business and help our economic growth. thank you so much for fighting for our rights and helping us to recover our rightful earned wages. thank you. [speaking foreign language] [applause] >> thank you, everybody. before our next speaker, i would like to acknowledge the san francisco school board. matt amy, i think i saw him in the back. also upfront, the fire chief joanne hayes white. thank you everyone. next up to speak, an individual who will always give it to you straight. the president of sci you local
87, representing custodial workers throughout san francisco and the secretary-treasurer of the san francisco labor council, olga miranda. >> i would be doing a disservice to my community if i did not start in spanish first. before the monolingual challenge, i would do it in english immediately afterwards. [speaking spanish] i've got tim
with 25 jobs so for young people one of my favorite days in san francisco thank you, thank you to the companies that are hiring. >> (clapping.) >> the city of san francisco and united way are calling an employers to have jobs for youth in 2012 president obama issued a challenge and the challenge was get disconnected young people connected to jobs and so mayor ed lee said we should lead this challenge that the city will have 25 hundred jobs that first summer 6200 jobs and been building. >> i'll high are ups we like to pledge 50 jobs so for youth this summer. >> excellent. thank you. >> a large part of the jobs it
did manual resource center started off a a youth program and our first year 35 percent of the young people working full-time we know there the pressors looking for committed young people the resource fair attracts over 6 hundred people if all over the city and the greater bay area. >> we have public and private partnership the employers came from hertz rent a car and many private sector jobs sea have the city staff so the airport is here, starbuck's is here we've been retail we have restaurants, we have offices and so the young people will get an opportunity to partner search warrant with so many of the great champions for jobs. >> for the past 5 years we've hired over 3 willed youth to
work as business traces they have been promoted to supervisors. >> if you're doing a job at starbuck's the opportunity for them allows them to understand math if tire working at anothers architectural firm understanding debris or a media to understand reading and writing differently those are opportunities that the mayor is clear he wanted to provide we're going to be do mock interviews helping young people that the resumes a it pulls them to the career opportunities and building inspection commission make sure they're prepared for those opportunity educational and in terms of their preparation skills by the time many of them leave they'll leave with jobs and new relationships building their network of the opportunity to thrive and i
think i could focus and i check around the booths to see had is available i'm hoping to get a job but have employers you know employers give practice. >> i feel this will be a great way to look for jobs we can do this like you get paid. >> when our young people walk we capture their information so we can do follows up and we have a room that has a our computer lab an opportunity for them to do cover letters and talk about updating their profile and i think how you do things on the internet we help quam and they can update tare resume and can look in interviews and on the spot job officers we hire about one hundred young people today
lee alone it is exciting out of that it is if they come through with one hundred walk out with a job. >> we'll rock and roll i guess in the job interviews it went great. >> as a youth we get to go through experiences 3 builds a great foundation gymnasium a positive outlook and more importantly confidence. >> we really want to do at the end of the day exist a young person with the possibility of what we can be and do we have them go home i want to get there let me connection with those folks and ultimately got on the path. >> good morning good morning caitlin i'm caitlin lopez 23 years old i moved out to california and san francisco, california had i was about 8
years old and actually put in foster care at the age of 9 or 10 had a baby at the 16 years old so i've kind of had this crazy like youth experience. >> despite the challenges she faced caitlin finished high school and take advantage of program. >> i heard will mayor ed lee's program through my social worker and i interviewed with entrepreneurs after i was matched walking sweet spots office i thought imitated not been in that type of office ones i got into the office with my supervisor we boptd and i got a call from h.r. i got the position and i'm in. >> i have. >> we hired merry for 8 weeks
and saw how she did she was only going to work 8 weeks but at the end question offered her a position part time. >> i have those traits it has been great working here my term of 5 weeks was pretty much like family supporting each other i feel like the mayors job program helped me to get in job without the jobs plus program i - i probably would have not even had a job. >> in her case she's a mother of two now going to school full-time and making it happen so if she can do it differently anyone that has a willingness to try at least try to make it can do it. >> those programs are amazing
they're so important for young adults to really go out there and make a better future for themselves and despite not having a traditional - you can go out there based on the programs that's what they're for they want to help you succeed. >> we'll be committing to 25 jobs in the tech. >> the san francisco rec and park is hiring 3 and 50 youth that summer . >> (clapping.) >> and only child born in the office development allocation to r so for me is a network of the community that made the difference no way i'll be with united way this network was here for me this was personal and professional so important we create the opportunities who know the next ceo or champion of the community is coming today to find their path. >> that's the roll in san
francisco we really by helping each other out >> (clapping.) >> the goal for 2017 to create 5 thousand jobs for youth if you want more information invite them at sf youth.org >> right before the game starts, if i'm still on the field, i look around, and i just take a deep breath because it is so exciting and magical, not knowing what the season holds holds is very, very