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>> i came to san francisco in
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1969. i fell in love with this city and and this is where i raised my family at. my name is bobbie cochran. i've been a holly court resident for 32 years. i wouldn't give up this neighborhood for nothing. i moved into this apartment one year ago. my favorite thing is my kitchen. i love these clean walls. before the remodeling came along, the condition of these apartments had gotten pretty bad, you know, with all the mildew, the repairs. i mean you haven't seen the apartment for the program come
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along. you wouldn't have believed it. so i appreciate everything they did. i was here at one point. i was. because i didn't know what the outcome of holly court was going to be. you know, it really got -- was it going to get to the point where we have to be displaced because they would have to demolish this place? if they had, we wouldn't have been brought back. we wouldn't have been able to live in burn. by the program coming along, i welcome it. they had to hire a company and they came in and cleaned up all the walls. they didn't paint the whole apartment, they just cleaned up the mildew part, cleaned up and straighted it and primed it. that is impressive. i was a house painter. i used to go and paint other people's apartments and then come back home to mine and i would say why couldn't i live in a place like that.
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and now i do. >> wow. good morning, everyone. what a great group to celebrate with us today. i'm so excited you're all here. my name is debbie rafael, and i'm the director of san francisco's department of the environment. i'm fortunate today to be joined by some amazing people from the government, inside and out. first the phenomenal mayor, london breed. [applause] >> next to her, we have michael brun, the executive director of
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the sierra club. then we have mohamed nuru, the director of public works, carmen kelly, the director of the public utilities commission, ed rise keiskin, t director of m.t.a., and somewhere is naomi kelly, our administrator. somewhere -- oh, she's right here. [applause] >> okay. so today. today is about preparation and anticipation for truly a once in a lifetime moment in our city because next week, san francisco will be the global climate capital of the world. leaders from around the world will be coming here for jerry brown's global climate action summit, and the keyword is action. so the paris climate accords foresaw the need to take action. they foresaw the need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions,
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to prevent global temperatures from rising and wreaking havoc on our climate and life as we know it. but the reality is, the effects of climate change are already here in california. rising sea levels and floods, intense and prolonged drought, record high temperatures, raging wildfires, we've seen it here in california here already. so a clear goal was set in paris, but the how, how do we get to that goal, was not spelled out. and further, paris's focus was on national governments, and that's what makes the climate summit here in san francisco so very, very important because the summit will bring together states, regions, cities, businesses, faith-based communities, scientists, educators, they're all coming to san francisco for one reason, and that is to be very
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explicit about their bold commitments to taking action because it's those commitments, those statements of intent that will catalyze action and make our collective ambitions stronger for the path forward. because we know, and certainly everyone today here knows when cities and states lead on climate, nations soon follow. so i want to thank and acknowledge mayor breed today for her leadership leading up to the summit and also for her long and deep commitment to the city's environmental goals. even from her early days on the board of supervisors, and when she was board president, she never waivered from her commitment to do the right thing for the environment. she was instrumental in seeing the city's cleanpowersf program
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launched. and i watched her standup to the packaging industry, to the pharmaceutical industry, to reduce pollution and protect our bay. she authored and championed the nation's strictest ban on styrofoam and then she went after the pharmaceutical manufacturers and held them accountable for the tons of unused medications that we generate in our homes each year. as mayor, i know she will continue to forge a bold path forward around climate action and environmental protection for our city. so with that, please join me in welcoming mayor london breed. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: thank you. i am so really excited to be here today. thank you, debbie, thank you everyone for being here. next week, san francisco will be getting a lot of attention, a lot of attention for the right reasons, for someone that we need to start focusing on
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action for now, and that is dealing with the fact that climate change is real. we are struggling in, you know, this country now sadly because we have a president who basically doesn't believe that that's the case, that doesn't believe we should be focusing on pushing forward innovative solutions and new ideas for the purposes of making sure that we are leaving this planet for the next generation better than we found it. dealing with the problems of today are definitely important, but what about the future? what happens when we are in a situation where we're not making the right decisions today? fortunately, san francisco has always been a global leader in environmental issues, and we have champions zero waste policies, advanced clean energy initiatives, pushed for public
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transportation to cutback our emissions in our home to some of the most sustainable buildings and structures in the world. and we are providing that you can be a sustainable city while still maintaining and growing your economy. san francisco has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 30% since 1990 while at the same time, we've grown an astonishing 111%. that is why governor jerry brown has chosen san francisco as the city to host this most important summit. we here in san francisco acknowledge that climate change is real. it poses a very serious threat, and we need to act yesterday. that is why today, i'm committing san francisco to four key policy pledges that will continue our significant
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progress and raise standards for cities all over the world because we can't do this alone. these bold new targets will accelerate emissions reduction by reducing waste, making our buildings greener, promoting green investments and achieving our renewable energy goals. in making these commitments, i am calling on mayors throughout the country, many of us who have joined us to make actionable commitments to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. first, let's talk about trash. let's talk about how san francisco is proud to be in the zero waste goal policy. that means putting less and less and less items in not just the black bins, but also the green and the blue bins. and i've got to tell you, i
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have been working so hard to reduce the waste in my black bin that it's almost nonexistent, and it can be done. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: a few things here and there, but it can be done. thanks to our department of environment and recology, we've already gathered more recycleables and combustibles in the united states, but the only way to combat it is not create it in the first place. by 2030, i'm committing san francisco will reduce waste generated generated by 15% and reduce the waste we send to the landfill by 50%. this will reduce the greenhouse
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gases produced by landfills to help other cities join us to reduce that overall by 10% if we work together. another big contributor to greenhouse gas emissions is our buildings. it's no secret that i'm committed to building more housing in our city. we are seeing a boom in construction all over san francisco, and we need to ensure that these buildings live up to the highest standards when it comes to clean energy. and this is why starting in 2030, i'm committing that all new construction in san francisco will be off fossil fuels and running on 100% renewable energy. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: our residents deserve to live and work in spaces that are healthy, resource efficient and resilient. the third goal is renewable energy. i am glad to be joined today by michael brun, who is the
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executive director of the sierra club. the sierra club, as we know, is a national champion for renewable here in california and throughout our country, and i'm proud to officially sign onto the sierra club's mayors for clean energy initiative. i'm joining more than 200 mayors across the nation committed to achieving 100% renewable energy. [applause] >> the hon. london breed: and part of that includes expanding our cleanpowersf program, a program that already over 100,000 residents of san francisco are enrolled in. i worked really hard as president of the board of supervisors so that we could have this as a real sustainable option here in the city, and i won't back down to protecting it when we have to deal with some of the challenges that some of you know we are facing now to address it. as an example of that commitment, today, we are
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starting construction on the city's newest and largest array of rooftop solar panels right here in moscone center. so that's why we're here today, and thank you to the san francisco public works and the san francisco public utilities commission for collaborating with us on this project. and so we're going to be featuring these panels that basically will make this a more sustainable building. and the last commitment that i want to talk about is green bonds. we need to encourage our financial sector to invest in our sustainable infrastructure. certified green bonds are issued to finance projects that improve our overall climate
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resilience. for example, foertifying our seawall. thanks to the public utilities work and our controller, our city is the second largest municipality in the nation in issuing green bonds. and so today -- [applause] >> the hon. london breed: today, i'm committing that we will issue even more of these bonds and continue to make more of the necessary investments for the future livelihood of the prosperity of our city. next week, san francisco will be at the epic of a summit where cities will be here from around the world to advocate for a sustainable future. we are at the forefront of a global action movement, and we will continue to push for strong environmental protections in this city no matter what happens in the white house. so join us in making a commitment to the city and to
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our planet. there will be hundreds of events throughout san francisco that you all can participate in. and in fact, on september 13, it will be officially green thursday in the city and county of san francisco, with free -- go bikes for the public to use and free programs in the places in moscone. all of us can play a key role in keeping our country and our world clean and green, and this is a perfect opportunity for san francisco to come together and really show the world what we've done throughout the year and what we're capable of doing, and how we will continue to lead the way in environmental efforts. we are ready, we are excited, and i can't wait until this summit descends on san francisco. we'll be seeing people biking all over the city, riding muni,
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spending more time in our parks and green spaces and looking for ways that we can take the kind of action we need to all over the world to address what we know are significant issues. let's daeal with the challenge that exist in our city and our world today, but let's never forget we have to leave this planet better than we found it and that's going to take a lot of work from each and every one of us. thank you all so much for being here today. [applause] >> fabulous. i'm energyized, i'm ready, and i hope you are, as well. san francisco's leadership is not a new or recent development. in fact, over a century ago, the sierra club was founded right here in our city. today, they remain one of the nation's most active and influential environmental advocacy organizations, and i'm
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honored and pleased, and i hope you will join in help me welcoming michael brun, the executive director of the sierra club. >> thank you, debbie, thank you, mayor breed. hi, everybody. i'm michael brun, the executive director of the sierra club, as you just heard. now most people, most people, when they think of fighting climate change, they see it as something that we've simply got to do, something that we've got to do. they see raging wildfires, they see extreme weather events happening here in california and across the country. they see the droughts, they see extreme and severe life threatening water shortages affecting millions of people around the world, endangered species around the world. they see the political unrest that comes from that.
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they see the tragic loss of life or of property. they see this, and they feel an obligation. here in california, we see the same obligation. we make a pledge to take action, but we see a lot more. we see fighting climate change not just as something we've got to do, we see fighting climate change as something that we need to do. we see fighting cloiimate chan not just as an obligation, but an opportunity. we see fighting climate change as an opportunity to cut the air pollution that makes our families sick. we see fighting climate change as an opportunity to cut the water pollution that turns pure drinking water into a health hazard. we see fighting climate change
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as an opportunity to increase the amount of jobs that are offered as an opportunity, we see fighting climate change as an opportunity to address income inequality, to address racial disparities, to take a hard look at exactly what kind of society do we want to become, and exactly how we get there. this is what it's like. this is what it means to be living here in the bay area, to be working and living here in san francisco. san francisco was one of the first cities to make a commitment to 100% clean energy, but i'm really proud and excited to be here with y mayor breed and other leaders from the city to talk about accelerating that commitment. how do we turn words and ideas
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and principles and commitments and values into that? how do we use one set of solutions to solve multiple problems? what we know here in san francisco is we can look at how do we take tangible steps to move away from all fossil fuels? how do we move away from buildings and buses and pipelines and use it to transition away from fossil fuels towards clean energy and cut the pollution that's making us sick and create the jobs that we all need? i'm excited to be here right now on the eve of a global climate action summit to be helping to announce and to celebrate a series of thoughtful, progressive, ambitious, and even daring actions that we desperately need across the city, across the state, and across the
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country, not just to increase the amount of prosperity that we need here in the city, but to show leaders all around the world that we can do this. we can make dramatic progress in a short period of time, and all it takes, all it takes is leadership, is confidence, a belief that we can solve some of our biggest problems. and the commitment to work through political challenges to over come cynicism, to over come despair, and bus by bus, building by building, street by street, and eventually city by city and state by state, we will have the clean energy future that we deserve. i wanted to end just by celebrating mayor breed, relatively new in office, she felt comfortable enough to come up here and talk trash to all of you. she has agreed not just to help
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host the global action summit, not just to highlight the steps that we're taking here in this city, but she's also agreed to join mayors across the country and indeed around the world to promote the steps that the city issic at thatting and to convene leaders from all -- is taking and to convene leader frz all around the world to join this. she's joining the mayors of salt lake city, utah, and san diego. she's joining the mayor of columbia, south carolina. she's cosharing an effort to inspire other cities and other companies and other school districts and other states and other countries to go to 100% clean energy. when we stand here in two
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years, in ten years, we won't just be talking about what we need to do, we're going to be talking about what we've done, how we all came together, how we worked together to transcend political divides, to transcend a spirit that we really can solve our problems. and we're going to be providing a record of what this generation has done, facing the biggest existential threat that this generation has faced, and we're going to say its 's done. so thank you, mayor breed. >> thank you, michael brun. yes, it takes leadership and courage. i would say the mayor and i are joined up here with people of leadership and great courage. san francisco is lucky to have its own clean energy and utility. we are lucky to have the cleanest municipal energy fleet in the country.
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when you look at them half of them come from buildings, half of them come from transportation. when i look up here at ed reiskin, and mohamed knnuru, im lucky to have them up here. it takes huge amounts of courage, and let's give them a hand for theirs. i also want to say if you haven't signed up for cleanpowersf yet, i don't think harlan will let you leave until you do. it's not enough to sign up, it's supergreen. thank you. yes, 100% renewable. easy to do, and renters can do it, too. so we've got a couple other people i want to call out because they are near and dear to leadership and courage in our city, and that are our three members of the commitment
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on the environment who are here today. we have commissioner lisa oyos, and commissioner verme, and eddie. so finally, we have in san francisco some of the most energy and resource buildings in the world, and the moscone expansion where we are standing today and what we're listening to in the background is a great example of green building standards in practice. so how fitting is it that the world will be coming to talk about climate here in moscone next week. and i want to thank mohamed nuru and edgar lopez and their entire team for their partnership and leadership in designing, planning, constructing some of san francisco's greenest buildings and for their commitment to achieving the city's climate goals. so please join me in welcoming
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mohamed nuru, the director of public works. [applause] >> thank you, debbie, thank you, mayor breed. we're here today at moscone center for a reason. this convention facility showcases san francisco's commitment to environmental stewardship in building design. the moscone expansion project is scheduled for completion of december of this year and is aiming for lead platinum certification. [applause] >> it would be the highest lead certified convention center in the nation. we are adding 792 solar panels to the rooftop of this building. once complete, moscone center will house the largest solar convention rooftop array in san francisco, producing 969
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megawatts of electricity a year. when up and running, the solar will generate up to 20% of the energy this building needs. the remaining will be powered by hetchy power, ensuring that all the trade shows and conventions that are hosted here, such as the global climate summit, are powered by clean electricity. [applause] >> in addition, the convention center was designed for efficiency, from harvesting daylight to capturing more than 12 million gallons rain water, foundation groundwater and condensation annually that would otherwise be going into our waste water system. it will be used to irrigate the landscape around this facility, it'll be used for the toilets and will be also used by public works to helping clean the
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surrounding streets. isn't that a great use and reuse of water? this is a great example. [applause] >> so moscone center is just one of san francisco's environmental initiatives, from demanding smart building design to strategically reducing energy use and emissions, cities and states can be leaders in the battle against global warming. today i want to thank you for coming to this beautiful facility, and this will conclude the press speaking part of it, and we have tours right after this to take people upstairs to see some of the solar panel and some of the designs that have been put into this convention facility. thank you all, and thank you all for coming. [applause]
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>> for the first time in nearly two decades fishers have been granted the legal right to sell fish directly to the package right off their boat -- to the public right off their boats in san francisco. it's not only helping local fishers to stay afloat but it's evoking the spirit of the wharf by resurfacing the traditional methods of selling fish. but how is it regulated? and what does it take for a boat to be transported into a floating fish market? find out as we hop on board on this episode of "what's next
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sf." (♪) we're here with the owner and the captain of the vessel pioneer. it's no coincidence that your boat is called the pioneer because it's doing just that. it's the first boat in san francisco to sell fish directly from the boat. how did you establish your boat into such a floating fish market? >> well, you know, i always thought that it would be nice to be able to provide fresh fish to the locals because most of the fish markets, you would have to do a large amount of volume in order to bring in enough fish to cover the overhead. when you start selling to the public that volume is much less so it makes it hard to make enough money. so being able to do this is really -- it's a big positive thing i think for the entire community. >> a very positive thing. as a third-generation fisherman joe as his friends call him has been trawling the california waters for sustainably caught
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seafood since an early age. since obtaining a permit to sell fish directly to the public he is able to serve fish at an affordable price. >> right now we're just selling what a lot of the markets like, flat fish and rock fish and what the public likes. so we have been working for many, many years and putting cameras in them. there's the ability to short fish and we have panels that we open and close so we target the different species of fish by adjusting the net. and then not only that but then the net sort out the sizes which is really important. >> joe brings in a lot of fish, around 20,000 pounds per fishing trip to be exact. >> we had one day one time that we sold almost 18,000 pounds. >> it's incredible. >> i know, it's hard to imagine. >> but this wasn't always the case for joe. >> the markets that we have left in california, they're few and far between, and they really are restrictive. they'll let you fish for a couple months and shut you down. a lot of times it's rough weather and if you can't make
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your delivery you will lose your rotation. that's why there's hardly any boats left in california because of the market challenges. my boat was often sitting over here at the dock for years and i couldn't do anything with it because we had no market. the ability to go catch fish is fine, i had the permits, but you couldn't take them off your boat. >> that was until the port commission of san francisco rallied behind them and voted unanimously to approve a pilot program to allow the fish to be sold directly to consumers right off their boats. >> the purpose of the program is to allow commercial fishers to sell their fish directly from their boats to the end consumer in a safe and orderly manner for the benefit of the overall fishing community at the port of san francisco. we have limited the program to certain types of fish such as salmon, halibut, tuna and rock fish. crab is restricted from this program because we did not want to interfere with the existing
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crab sales on taylor street and jefferson street. so this is not meant to favor one aspect of the fishing industry more than another. it's to basically to lift up the whole industry together. >> and if joe the program has been doing just that. >> it was almost breathtaking whenever i woke up one morning and i got my federal receiver, my first receivers license in the mail. and that gave me permission to actually take fish off my boat. once we started to be able to sell, it opened things up a bit. because now that we have that federal permit and i was able to ppetition the city council and getting permission from san francisco to actually use the dock and to sell fish here, it was a big turning point. because we really didn't think or know that we'd get such a positive response from the public. and so we're getting thousands of people coming down here buying fish every week and so that's pretty cool. they like the fish so much that they take pictures of it when
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they cook it and they send us all of these pictures and then they ask us, you know, constantly for certain types of fish now. and when they come down here the one thing that they say is that they're so amazed that the fish is so fresh they could eat a little bit during the week and it's still fresh all week in the refrigerator. so that's really cool. >> the fish is very fresh and the price is super. i don't think that you can get it anywhere in the bay area. i can see it, and i can stir fry it, wow, you can do anything you want. i just can say this is a good place to shop and you have a good experience. >> this program supports the strategic plan in terms of engagement, people being connected to the waterfront, and also economic vitality. because it's helping the fishermen to make ends meet. they have no guarantees in their
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businesses, not like some people, and we want to do everything that we can to help them to have a good and thriving business. >> how does it feel to be able to sell your fish locally kind of in the traditional way, like your grandfather probably did? >> when i was a kid and i used to work in my dad's fish market, a lot of the markets that we sell to now are second and third and fourth generation markets. so i remember as a kid putting their tags on the boxes of fish that we shipped out of monterey and ship down to l.a. so it's kind of cool that we're still dealing with the same families. and this is probably about the only way that anyone can really survive in california is to sell your own fish. >> one of the advantages of this program is the department people that pull in the fish, they can find out where they caught it and find out more about the fisherman and that adds to their experience. the feedback from the fishers has been very good and the feedback from the customers have
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very good. and there's a lot of people coming to the wharf now that might not have done so. in fact, there's people that go through the neighboring restaurants that are going to eat fish inside but before they go in they see the action on the dock and they want to kind of look at what's happening on the boat before they go in and they have a meal. so it's generated some conversation down at the wharf and that's a good thing. >> as you can see by the line forming behind me getting ready to buy fish, the pilot program has been a huge success. for more information visit (♪) (♪). >> shop and dine the 49
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challenges residents to do they're shopping with the 49ers of san francisco by supporting the services within the feigned we help san francisco remain unique and successful and rib rant where will you shop the shop and dine the 49 i'm e jonl i provide sweets square feet potpie and peach cobbler and i started my business this is my baby i started out of high home and he would back for friends and coworkers they'll tell you hoa you need to open up a shop at the time he move forward book to the bayview and i thinks the t line was up i need have a shop on third street i live in bayview and i wanted to have my
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shop here in bayview a quality dessert shot shop in my neighborhood in any business is different everybody is in small banishes there are homemade recess pesz and ingredients from scratch we shop local because we have someone that is here in your city or your neighborhood that is provide you with is service with quality ingredients and quality products and need to be know that person the person behind the products it is not like okay. who >> in 201,755.7 million passengers traveled through san francisco international airport. we have on average 150,000 people traveling through the airport every day. flying can be stressful so we have introduced therapy dogs to
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make flying more enjoyable. the wag brigade is a partnership between the airport and the san francisco therapy animal assistant program to bring therapy animals into the airport, into the terminals to make passenger travel more enjoyable. i amgen fer casarian and i work here at san francisco international airport. the idea for therapy dogs got started the day after 9/11. an employee brought his therapy dog to work after 9/11 and he was able to see how his dog was able to relieve passenger's jitter. when we first launched the program back in 2013, our main goal was to destress our passengers however what we quickly found is that our
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animals were helping us find a way to connect with our pang. passengers. we find there are a lot of people traveling through the airport who are missing their pets and who are on their road a lot and can't have pets and we have come in contact with a lot of people recently who have lost pet. >> i love the wag brigade. >> one of my favorite parts is walking into the terminals and seeing everybody look up from their device, today everybody is interacting on their cell phone or laptop and we can walk into the terminal with a dog or a pig and people start to interact with each other again and it's on a different level. more of an emotional level. >> i just got off an 11.5 hour
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flight and nice to have this distraction in the middle of it. >> we look for wag brigade handlers who are comfortable in stressful situations. >> i like coming to airport it's a lot of fun and the people you talk to are generally people who are missing their dogs. >> they are required to compete a certification process. and they are also required to complete a k9 good citizen test and we look for animals who have experienced working with other orgorganizations such as hospits and pediatric units and we want to be sure that the animals we are bringing into the airport are good with children and also good with some of our senior travelers. i think toby really likes meeting kids. that is his favorite thing.
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he likes to have them pet him and come up to him and he really loves the kids. >> our wag brigade animals can be spotted wearing custom vets and they have custom patches. >> there is never a day that repeats itself and there is never and encounter that repeats itself. we get to do maximum good in a small stretch of time and i have met amazing people who have been thrilled to have the interaction. >> the dogs are here seven days a week, we have 20 dogs and they each come for a two hour shift. >> there is a lot of stress when people have traveling so to from these animals around to ease the stress and help people relax a little bit. i think it's great. >> one of our dogs has special
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need and that is tristine. he wears a wheel around. >> he has special shoes and a harness and we get it together in the parking lot and then we get on the air train. he loves it. little kids love him because he is a little lower to the ground so easy to reach and he has this big furry head they get to pet and he loves that. >> he doesn't seem to mind at all. probably one of the happiest dogs in the world. >> many people are nervous when they travel but seeing the dogs is just a wonderful relief. >> what i absolutely love most about it is the look on people's faces, so whenever they are stressed and flying is stressful these days you get these
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wonderful smile. >> i am the mom of lilo the pig and she is san francisco's first therapy pig. >> lilo joined the wag brigade as our firs first pig. >> wag brigade invited us to join the program here and we have done it about a year-and-a-half ago. our visits last 1.5 to 2 hours and it does take a little bit longer to get out of the terminal because we still get a lot of attention and a lot of people that want to interact with lilo. >> i feel honored to be part of the wag brigade. it's very special to meet so many people and make so many
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feel happy and people that work here. it's been a great experience for me and a great experience for to totoby. >> it's been an extremely successful program, so the next time you are here, stop by and say hi.
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>> good morning. today is wednesday, august 15, 2018. this is the regular meeting of the building inspection commission. i would like to remind everyone to please cut off all electronic devices. the first item on the agenda is roll call. [roll call] we have a quorum. and the next item is number two, president's announcement. >> good morning, everybody.