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us. i love san francisco. just to be able to stay in my community and continue to help the residents who live here and continue to see my neighborhoods move into new housing, it's been a real joy. it's been a real joy. >> hi. my name is carmen chiu, san francisco's elected assessor. when i meet with seniors in the community, they're thinking about the future. some want to down size or move to a new neighborhood that's closer to family, but they also worry that making such a change will increase their property
taxes. that's why i want to share with you a property tax saving program called proposition 60. so how does this work? prop 60 was passed in 1986 to allow seniors who are 55 years and older to keep their prop 13 value, even when they move into a new home. under prop 13 law, property growth is limited to 2% growth a year. but when ownership changes the law requires that we reassess the value to new market value. compared to your existing home, which was benefited from the -- which has benefited from the prop 13 growth limit on taxable value, the new limit on the replacement home would likely be higher. that's where prop 60 comes in. prop 60 recognizes that seniors on fixed income may not be able to afford higher taxes so it allows them to carryover their
existing prop 13 value to their new home which means seniors can continue to pay their prop 13 tax values as if they had never moved. remember, the prop 60 is a one time tax benefit, and the property value must be equal to or below around your replacement home. if you plan to purchase your new home before selling your existing home, please make sure that your new home is at the same price or cheaper than your existing home. this means that if your existing home is worth $1 million in market value, your new home must be $1 million or below. if you're looking to purchase and sell within a year, were you nur home must not be at a value that is worth more than 105% of your exist egging home. which means if you sell your
old home for $1 million, and you buy a home within one year, your new home should not be worth more than $1.15 million. if you sell your existing home at $1 million and buy a replacement between year one and two, it should be no more than $1.1 million. know that your ability to participate in this program expires after two years. you will not be able to receive prop 60 tax benefits if you cannot make the purchase within two years. so benefit from this tax savings program, you have to apply. just download the prop 60 form from our website and submit it to our office. for more, visit our website, sfassessor.org,
>> this is one place you can always count on to give you what you had before and remind you of what your san francisco history used to be. >> we hear that all the time, people bring their kids here and their grandparents brought them here and down the line. >> even though people move away, whenever they come back to the city, they make it here. and they tell us that. >> you're going to get something made fresh, made by hand and made with quality products and something that's very, very good.
♪ >> the legacy bars and restaurants was something that was begun by san francisco simply to recognize and draw attention to the establishments. it really provides for san francisco's unique character. ♪ >> and that morphed into a request that we work with the city to develop a legacy business registration. >> i'm michael cirocco and the owner of an area bakery. ♪ the bakery started in 191. my grandfather came over from italy and opened it up then. it is a small operation. it's not big. so everything is kind of quality that way. so i see every piece and cut
every piece that comes in and out of that oven. >> i'm leslie cirocco-mitchell, a fourth generation baker here with my family. ♪ so we get up pretty early in the morning. i usually start baking around 5:00. and then you just start doing rounds of dough. loaves. >> my mom and sister basically handle the front and then i have my nephew james helps and then my two daughters and my wife come in and we actually do the baking. after that, my mom and my sister stay and sell the product, retail it. ♪ you know, i don't really think about it. but then when i -- sometimes when i go places and i look and see places put up, oh this is our 50th anniversary and everything and we've been over 100 and that is when it kind of hits me. you know, that geez, we've been
here a long time. [applause] ♪ >> a lot of people might ask why our legacy business is important. we all have our own stories to tell about our ancestry. our lineage and i'll use one example of tommy's joint. tommy's joint is a place that my husband went to as a child and he's a fourth generation san franciscan. it's a place we can still go to today with our children or grandchildren and share the stories of what was san francisco like back in the 1950s. >> i'm the general manager at tommy's joint. people mostly recognize tommy's joint for its murals on the outside of the building. very bright blue.
you drive down and see what it is. they know the building. tommy's is a san francisco hoffa, which is a german-style presenting food. we have five different carved meats and we carve it by hand at the station. you prefer it to be carved whether you like your brisket fatty or want it lean. you want your pastrami to be very lean. you can say i want that piece of corn beef and want it cut, you know, very thick and i want it with some sauerkraut. tell the guys how you want to prepare it and they will do it right in front of you. san francisco's a place that's changing restaurants, except for tommy's joint. tommy's joint has been the same since it opened and that is important. san francisco in general that we don't lose a grip of what
san francisco's came from. tommy's is a place that you'll always recognize whenever you lock in the door. you'll see the same staff, the same bartender and have the same meal and that is great. that's important. ♪ >> the service that san francisco heritage offers to the legacy businesses is to help them with that application process, to make sure that they really recognize about them what it is that makes them so special here in san francisco. ♪ so we'll help them with that application process if, in fact, the board of supervisors does recognize them as a legacy
business, then that does entitle them to certain financial benefits from the city of san francisco. but i say really, more importantly, it really brings them public recognition that this is a business in san francisco that has history and that is unique to san francisco. >> it started in june of 1953. ♪ and we make everything from scratch. everything. we started a you -- we started a off with 12 flavors and mango fruits from the philippines and then started trying them one by one and the family had a whole new clientele. the business really boomed after that. >> i think that the flavors we make reflect the diversity of san francisco.
we were really surprised about the legacy project but we were thrilled to be a part of it. businesses come and go in the city. pretty tough for businesss to stay here because it is so expensive and there's so much competition. so for us who have been here all these years and still be popular and to be recognized by the city has been really a huge honor. >> we got a phone call from a woman who was 91 and she wanted to know if the mitchells still owned it and she was so happy that we were still involved, still the owners. she was our customer in 1953. and she still comes in. but she was just making sure that we were still around and it just makes us feel, you
know, very proud that we're carrying on our father's legacy. and that we mean so much to so many people. ♪ >> it provides a perspective. and i think if you only looked at it in the here and now, you're missing the context. for me, legacy businesses, legacy bars and restaurants are really about setting the context for how we come to be where we are today. >> i just think it's part of san francisco. people like to see familiar stuff. at least i know i do. >> in the 1950s, you could see a picture of tommy's joint and looks exactly the same. we haven't change add thing. >> i remember one lady saying, you know, i've been eating this ice cream since before i was born. and i thought, wow! we have, too. ♪
>> hi today we have a special edition of building san francisco, stay safe, what we are going to be talking about san francisco's earth quakes, what you can do before an earthquake in your home, to be ready and after an earthquake to make sure that you are comfortable staying at home, while the city recovers. ♪ >> the next episode of stay safe, we have alicia johnson from san francisco's department of emergency management. hi, alicia thanks to coming >> it is a pleasure to be here with you. >> i wonder if you could tell us what you think people can do to get ready for what we know is a coming earthquake in san francisco. >> well, one of the most things that people can do is to make sure that you have a plan to
communicate with people who live both in and out of state. having an out of state contact, to call, text or post on your social network is really important and being able to know how you are going to communicate with your friends, and family who live near you, where you might meet them if your home is uninhab hitable. >> how long do you think that it will be before things are restored to normal in san francisco. >> it depends on the severity of the earthquake, we say to provide for 72 hours tha, is three days, and it helps to know that you might be without services for up to a week or more, depending on how heavy the shaking is and how many after shocks we have. >> what kind of neighborhood and community involvement might you want to have before an earthquake to make sure that you are going to able to have the support that you need. >> it is important to have a good relationship with your neighbors and your community. go to those community events,
shop at local businesses, have a reciprocal relationship with them so that you know how to take care of yourself and who you can rely on and who can take care of you. it is important to have a battery-operated radio in your home so that you can keep track of what is happening in the community around and how you can communicate with other people. >> one of the things that seems important is to have access to your important documents. >> yes, it is important to have copies of those and also stored them remotely. so a title to a home, a passport, a driver's license, any type of medical records that you need need, back those up or put them on a remote drive or store them on the cloud, the same is true with any vital information on your computer. back that up and have that on a cloud in case your hard drive does not work any more. >> in your home you should be prepared as well. >> absolutely. >> let's take a look at the kinds of things that you might want to have in your home.
>> we have no water, what are we going to do about water? >> it is important for have extra water in your house, you want to have bottled water or a five gallon container of water able to use on a regular basis, both for bathing and cooking as well as for drinking. >> we have this big container and also in people's homes they have a hot water heater. >> absolutely, if you clean your hot water heater out regularly you can use that for showering, drinking and bathing as well >> what other things do people need to have aren't their home. >> it is important to have extra every day items buy a couple extra cans of can food that you can eat without any preparation. >> here is a giant can of green giant canned corn. and this, a manual can opener, your electric can opener will not be working not only to have one but to know where to find it in your kitchen. >> yes. >> so in addition to canned
goods, we are going to have fresh food and you have to preserve that and i know that we have an ice chest. >> having an ice chest on hand is really important because your refrigerator will not be working right away. it is important to have somebody else that can store cold foods so something that you might be able to take with you if you have to leave your home. >> and here, this is my very own personal emergency supply box for my house. >> i hope that you have an alternative one at home. >> oh, i forgot. >> and in this is really important, you should have flashlights that have batteries, fresh batteries or hand crank flashlight. >> i have them right here. >> good. excellent. that is great. additionally, you are going to want to have candles a whistle, possibly a compass as well. markers if you want to label things if you need to, to people that you are safe in your home or that you have left your home. >> i am okay and i will meet
you at... >> exactly. exactly. water proof matches are a great thing to have as well. >> we have matches here. and my spare glasses. >> and your spare glasses. >> if you have medication, you should keep it with you or have access to it. if it needs to be refrigerated make sure that it is in your ice box. >> inside, just to point out for you, we have spare batteries. >> very important. >> we have a little first aid kit. >> and lots of different kinds of batteries. and another spare flashlight. >> so, alicia what else can we do to prepare our homes for an earthquake so we don't have damage? >> one of the most important things that you can do is to secure your valuable and breakable items. make sure that your tv is strapped down to your entertainment cabinet or wall so it does not move. also important is to make sure that your book case is secure to the wall so that it does not fall over and your valuable and
breakables do not break on the ground. becoming prepared is not that difficult. taking care of your home, making sure that you have a few extra every-day items on hand helps to make the difference. >> that contributes dramatically to the way that the city as a whole can recover. >> absolutely. >> if you are able to control your own environment and house and recovery and your neighbors are doing the same the city as a whole will be a more resilient city. >> we are all proud of living in san francisco and being prepared helps us stay here. >> so, thank you so much for joining us today, alicia, i appreciate it. >> absolutely, it is my pleasure. >> and thank you for joining us on another edition of building
good afternoon, everyone, my name is naomi kelly and i'm the city add straight to be. thank you for joining us here at the marine memorial. i'm pleased to share the summary of recommendations from the tall building's safety strategy. this was a report that was commissioned by our late mayor edwin lee. who asked myself and the director of the department of the emergency management to work
with outside consultants to help us preview our existing tall buildings in san francisco. copies of the summary and the recommendations and summaries are available here and will be postponed online at one san francisco.org/resilience/sf. it's a pioneering effort by the city of san francisco is the first of its kind in this nation. and it represents 14 months of city wide collaboration with the san francisco tall building stock. having this information available is a huge step forward and our ability to think collectively and proactively as a city about the seismic safety and the resilience of our tall buildings in the implications of
their surround be neighborhoods. here today, we have with -- we just came from a tall building panel discussion and discuss our strategies with us today is professor greg deerloin and a member of the applied technology council. he is an author of the study many of we also have mary ellen carole the director of the department of emergency management and angus carty and oohed like to bring up professor to discuss a little bit about the recommendations in this report. >> thank you. i've been working on a team with the applied technology council with the team of other academics and technical engineers to develop this. there's 16 recommendations in our plan. i won't a at the present time to go through all of them. a few of the high points, first to get a handle on the issues with tall buildings, we initiated developing a data base
of how many tall buildings are there in san francisco. what are their occupancy and about what types of materials were they built out of. depending on the age and materials of the buildings, we learned things through subsequent earthquakes. with concrete structure and in 1994 north ridge earthquake and l.a. we learned about fracture issues with frames. in the existing building inventory of tall buildings there's many of those tall steel moment frame buildings in the city. so from that, we developed recommendations and some of these are related to what we can do better on new buildings and there's some related to putting more pre and there are looking at tall buildings and recognizing current building codes just to protect life safety of a building.
they don't address recovery. thinking that tall buildings, especially those that are residential, are housing increasing number of people on the city and offices. on tall buildings, who we think of upping the seismic design requirements to address the issues of recovery to reduce the risk of damage and down time of the buildings. we also have a number of issues that are related to what you can do before an earthquake to address the existing building stock. one of these is looking back at the types of buildings that these welded steel moment frames that were damaged in the north ridge earthquake, the earthquake occurred years before that here in san francisco and there's never been a systematic reassessment of those buildings. some of the connection fracture was not obvious. there's a start to look at the existing problem to go back and recommending to.
there are things on existing get a better handle on older buildings that may have deficiencies that are the trigger the building code can use to. when major buildings change hands, that might be a time to do an assessment of it and there's a major new tenant lease or something like that. there some of the recommendations for the new buildings and building eveners and commercial owners have insurance or other financial capital where when there's damage they'll be prepared to repair their buildings for their own ache and collectively for the community and liking and recognizing the stressors after earthquakes and the set of recommendations is looking at what we can do and anticipating inspections after the earthquake.
and of course, california the city of san francisco emphasized a lot doing post earthquake buildings inspections, training people and getting volunteered lined up and so fourth but are there issues to tall buildings or systems that can be more proactive. san francisco has pioneered a system program building occupancy program that is voluntary that any building owners can lineup ahead of time and do studies and inspect and recover and to exercise that board program and run a field exercise and think about if it should be required or some version of it be pride for some, tall buildings or gone back to existing ones. there's a number of sort of recommendations on being better prepared to following an earthquake and to inspect tall buildings and if there's damage to tall building and sometimes that can trigger larger
assessment and retro fits and to again, reassess whether those triggers in the building code and how they apply to the inventory of tall buildings that exist there now and also the steel frames, concrete building and they're specialized guidelines that have been developed over the years to inspect those to make sure that they're part of the program here. finally, our last set of recommendations is to continue to enhance this data base of tall buildings with more buildings and with also getting more information, different types of information on the buildings and in fact, then to use that to look at a plan for dense parts of districts three and six with low rise and just to kind of go through and anticipate what some of the issues might be better prepared for those issues. that's a snapshot of those 16 recommendations. >> are there any questions?
we'll open up for q and a. >> yes. >> so, there were 156 tall buildings, why now? and why not before now? >> well, i'll just say this, san francisco has had one of the most -- some of the most stringent building codes in the country. there's been and we always are looking at how do we improve those codes? just saying that in what was different now is that we're looking at existing buildings. we're always moving forward in improving our code for new buildings. now we're going to go back and look at existing buildings and see what can we do to go back and make those more resilient. not just making sure that we can get out after a major disaster. but now that more and more people in this area, what can we do to make sure everyone stays in place.
>> two years ago, when there was a huge attention to tall buildings. as a result, we want to make sure there's trust in government. the trust in our regulators and we want to make sure we do it in a transparent and un bias way and that's why we asked the -- that's why mayor lee asked us to reach out to some of the academics and engineers who weren't conflicted and worked on some of these tall buildings in the downtown san francisco area. they helped us with our review of our existing building codes. and see what we can do to even go above and beyond what we already do. and again, just look at the resilience. we would like to stay in san francisco when the next one, the next big one hits or anything else and so we want to make sure that we're able to stay and live here in san francisco. and be a safe place for our residents and tourists and
visitors. >> thank you for the question. also, i'm one of the authors of the study. i have a team. so, this type of fractures that occurred in the 1994 north ridge earthquake, occurred in a time of welded steel program popular for buildings of various rights uheights. from the 1970s up to the northridge earthquake. that was the type of construction used throughout, especially the western u.s. it would effect los angeles, seattle, oakland. it's not unique to san
francisco. that would have occurred in all of these cities. i think this is kind of one of the first efforts i think to really look back and start to address and be proactive about starting to look more carefully at assessing those buildings. i would emphasize, you hear in the news and l.a. has an ordinance on the book for non ductal concrete buildings the level of risk in those is much, much higher than what we expect in the welded steel moment frames. it's reasonable that it wasn't on the top of the list but now, because of the large inventory of them here to be proactive looking at them is why now? >> is there a priority? how do you prioritize it? there were 15 major recommendations. what are the priorities with the top? are you going to enact them all at once? >> let me turn it back to naomi.
in our report that you have there, we listed the end, out of those 16 recommendations, short, medium and long-term. we didn't feel we could prioritize them. they're all important. the short, medium and long-term, we prioritized in terms of which were low-hanging fluid that you. the others would be long-term. we provided that input to the city. in terms of priorities, my sense is that needs to be a continuing discussion amongst agencies. >> sure, we can. but i have another question over here. >> what about buildings going down --
>> we did look at that. that was a question we got. so a few things. first, in the building inventory, we tried to identify of the existing 156 buildings what foundation types they have and we have to look at the numbers but out of that 156, there's three or four that have the drilled shafts that go to bedrock. we point out in our reports, one of our recommendations is to for a group to put together an administrative bulletin or information sheet to take the best practice in geo technical engineering and the foundation design is less pre descriptive in the building code. it's to try to get the best practice from the geo technical engineering community and others to kind of agree on that and for the city to have kind of a incorporate that they're building code or to have that as an administrative bulletin.
part of that answer you would get from every geo technical foundation engineer is whether or not a foundation goes to bedrock is building-specific. it's very site specific. so while in the popular press, it might say every building should do that there's no reason to do that. it would be a number one a waste of resources to do that every case and there's also even in more environmental impacts when you are going down to those depths. >> don. most of the -- out of those 156, except for three or four, some of them are on shallow foundations, map foundations that might be on rock or shallow stand layers and some of them are on pile foundations with the mat. >> are they the most vulnerable? >> going through the site exploration, i mean, geo technical engineers and this is not around san francisco and around the world.
this is something geo technical engineers focus on. what's the best foundation type. there's important cost implications in performances so the community at large does a good job on it. what our recommendation does is helps san francisco and the building department here have their own set of a little bit more pre descriptive or requirements on good perhaps that will building departments look at that. >> yeah. well, the current building code requirements, these are two in san francisco and across the u.s., it's based on a national standard. it says that under an expected earthquake, which is sort of the one we assessed in the studies we did, that buildings can drift
two percent. that means that under this very large earthquake, if you had a story height that was 100 inches, two inches. and under more severe quakes it's more. that's a level where it damages the non structural components. interior partisan walls. curtain walls. they are designed to accommodate that drift and not lose the facade but drop it off. it could cause leakage problems. one of our recommendations is to revisit that and to think about tightening it up. part of why we do that for tall buildings too, because of a variety of design constraints we did a survey of many of the tall building that's have been until the in san francisco, los angeles, seattle and other cities, and many of the buildings don't approach or don't typically push that maximum limit of that 2%. some of them are close to one or one and a half percent. we're asking look at that and if that could improve the recovery
of these buildings to think about imposing that, here in san francisco, it's along the lines of these initiatives to have functional recovery or recovery based or occupancy and it's going in that direction. not yet. when we bantered around, it might be a number of one or one and a half percent instead of the two. but that is something i think, our recommendation is really in san francisco it has a long history of this is to bring together groups of engineers, structure engineers to really talk about that and sort through the issues and come up with a consensus on what a good number it would be. >> all new buildings are safe. all existing buildings are. all the recommendations are
important. the example of puerto rico, you know, we've been reading about in the news media how the biggest loss of life in puerto rico from the hurricane was not during the hurricane but it was the slow recovery for the year after it. part of our recommendations here so to make sure the areas of california can recover better so people get emergency care and all those things. there's not a direct relationship between any of these and say lives. >> i think from our perspective, and the recommendations that apply to emergency management and response, are around accelerating our ability and resources to do assessments. so we can determine the extent
of damage. again, we expect that, as the professor states, we don't expect to have complete failure of these buildings. our bigger concern, probably is the longer term recovery and when we can get people back in the residentses and businesses back up so we're looking at that from that perspective. it will take a lot of resources to get engineers to do the type of assessments we need. and then we're looking at -- we've committed to putting together a financial, a specific financial district response plan because there's some, with all these buildings there's a unique environment and particular challenges that will have as far as that goes. so working with building owners and businesses residential and neighborhoods in these areas to look at longer term recovery and immediate response.
>> i really wouldn't add anymore to that many of this is the type of thing that keeps us awake at night. how we can get better at this. the program we have in place we're evolved and trying to improve that. we have a program we're trying to influence new building owners to participate. it will help us and the recovery. getting people back into their buildings quicker and sooner. this is the thing we're always evolving and trying to improve on. >> that was a great question. anybody else want to answer? [laughter] >> in terms of how it was
founded, it's an interesting story. the day after the north ridge earthquake, you didn't read about this in the headlines and the fact it was different ways. it was one building i know that had residual draft. other ended on broading to inspect those in a couple of those and they looked into the connection and spotted some of these fractures and there was one building under construction where the connections were exposed so that is how it was found. and then that -- you know, it became, it was so obvious in the few that was found, if you look at newspaper articles a time a month or two after the earthquake they said and if we want a year later it was 100 buildings after they had a proactive inspection program. that's how it was found. it was due to a combination of design and detailing practices and how they connection details that were used and the weld medals and the welding processes and since that time, the steel industry has stepped up and have
much more stringent requirements on those types of systems and in terms of of what can be done, some of these building have been retro fit and meaning that that would involve going in and removing and replacing the weld medal. it's augmenting with braces or viscuk dampers. i think one of the questions is like how do you start that process if you have a building that is vintage, there's actually inspection protocols and one of our recommendation snow squalls to bring those forward into make more known in the city. they are statistical based. if you have a building of that vintage you open up and look at connections and if you see damage, look at a few more. at some point, if you don't see damage, you are reasoning you don't have that problem. >> well, in our data base and we focus on buildings and the number is about 60 or 70. i have been asked that question.
now there's many buildings, that's 240 feet. there's many other steel frame buildings below that. one of our recommendations, for the city to require an inspection of steel frame buildings that existed in 1989, would trigger that, which could be -- how that's crafted whether it's all buildings or the taller buildings is remains to be seen. i don't know the number for all the steel buildings in the city. >> all right. well, i do know that the city, along with the department of building inspection, the department of emergency management, my office and our board of supervisors and mayor look forward to this report and start implementing the recommendations. thank you very much for being here today.
>> my name tom hewitt. first of all, i would like to welcome everyone to come to this fair. this safety fair, we trying to educate the public regarding how to prepare themselves during and after the earthquake and then to protect themselves for next 72 hours. >> hi. my name's ed sweeney. i'm the director of services at
department of building inspection, and we put together a great fair for the city of san francisco to come down and meet all the experts. we've got engineers, architects. we have builders, we have government agencies. >> well, we have four specific workshops. we have the accessible business entrance. >> my name is leah, and i am the assistant manager with the department of small business. i am leading the new accessibility ordinance that helps existing owners better comply with existing access laws. so all buildings that have places of public accommodation in san francisco, they must comply with this ordinance. >> the a.d.e. was setup by the
board of supervisors, and the ordinance was passed about a year ago. >> one of the biggest updates that we have is that the deadlines were extended, so all of the deadlines were extended by six months. >> and it's really to help the public, the business community to be specific, to cut down on the amount of drive by lawsuits. >> so on this workshop, we're going to be covering what the compliance looks like, what business examiand property owne need to know how to comply with the ordinance. we'll also talk about the departments that are involved, including the office of small business, department of building inspection, planning department, as well as the mayor's office on disability. >> hi. i'm marselle, and i manage a team at the building department. today, we'll cover the meaning of a.d.u.s, more commonly known
as accessory dwelling units. we'll talk about the code and permitting processes, and we'll also talk about legalizing existing dwelling units that are currently unwarranted. >> this is the department of building inspection's residential remodelling workshop. my name is senior electrical inspector cheryl rose, and at this workshop, we're going to be answering questions such as do i need an electrical permit when i'm upgrading my dwelling, when do i need to have planning involved in a residential remodel, and what's involved with the coerce process? we're going to also be reviewing inspection process, and the permitting process for residential remodel in san francisco. there's always questions that need answers. it's a mystery to the general public what goes on in
construction, and the more we can clarify the process, the more involved the consumer can be and feel comfortable with the contractors they're working with and the product they're getting in the results. if you have questions that aren't addressed in this workshop, you're always welcome to come up to the third floor of 1660 mission street, and we're happy to discuss it with you and find out what you need to do. >> the program is very successful. the last piece is already 60% in compliance. >> well, we have a very important day coming up. it's sept 15. last four has to be compliance, which means that the level four people that have to register with us and give us a basic indication of how they're going to deal with their seismic issues on their building.
>> i'm francis zamora, and i'm with the san francisco department of emergency management, and today we talked about how to prepare for emergencies in san francisco. and so that's really importantiimportant. in san francisco, it's no secret. we live in earthquake country. there's a big chance we will be involved in a major earthquake in the next 30 years, but we don't have to be afraid. these are going to be your first responders outside of the police officers, paramedics, first responders, these are going to be the people that come to your aid first. by getting to know your neighbors, you're going to know who needs help and who can help in case of an emergency. one of the great ways to do that is for signing7for nert, san francisco neighborhood emergency response team. it teaches you how to take care of yourself, your loved ones, and your neighborhood in the case of an emergency.
information is just as important as water and food in an emergency. san francisco has an emergency text message alert system, called text sf. if there's some kind of an emergency happening in san francisco or your neighborhood, it could be a police action, a big fire, a tsunami or an earthquake. all you have to do is text your citizenship code to 888777, and your mobile phone is automatically registered for alert sf. >> my name is fernando juarez, and i'm a fire captain with the san francisco fire department. we have a hire extinguisher training system. you want to pull the pin, stand at least 8 feet away, aim it at
the base. if you're too close, the conical laser that comes out, it's too small, and the fire won't go out on the screen. if you step back, the conical shape on the screen is bigger, and it will take the fire go out faster. so it can tell when you're too close. >> my name is alicia wu, and i'm the director of a san francisco based nonprofit. since 2015, we go out to the public, to the community and provide training in different topics. today we're doing c.p.r., controlling external feeding and how to do perfect communications in each topic, and also, i hope that they can bring it home and start gathering all the supplies
for themselves to. >> on any given day in san francisco, we're very well resourced in terms of public safety professionals, but we all know in the event of a large scale disaster, it will be hours and days before the public safety professionals can get to you, so we encourage people to have that plan in place, be proactive. there's websites. we have a wonderful website called 72hours.org. it tells you how to prepare yourself, your family, your pets, your home, your workplace. we can't emphasize enough how important it is to be
>> good morning everyone. the meeting will come to order. welcome to the november 14th, 2018 regular meeting of the public safety and neighborhood services committee. i am chair of the committee. to my right is vice chair supervisor ronen. supervisor peskin will not be joining us today and shall be excuse -- would you like to make a motion to excuse him? all right. without objection. he is excused. our clerk is john carroll and i would like to tha