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thank you. >> commissioner cleaveland: thank you. >> commissioner covington: thank you, commissioner cleaveland. commissioner hardeman? >> commissioner hardeman: yes, chief gonzales, always a good report. i can't remember so many water incidents reported this month. there was a lot of things reported concerning water. >> more bad weather concerning that, as well. >> commissioner hardeman: when i was working full-time, pg&e had 7,000 members -- 17,000 members, and they were very active in the union movement. the geary incident, it took so long, and then, to find out it was just a system problem, shutoff valves, it seems. and then, the precautions you have to take when said happens. then, i also found out that
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this is -- it's quite common for that type of a breach to happen, but it's extremely rare to have a fire as what happened in nevada at the exact same time, same day, they had two hours to put out an almost identical incident, but there was no fire related, just to get the gas off. so we're all learning that this process needs a big change. and also was talking to officers for the fire department, how pg&e has been so fantastic on normal day-to-day operations in getting to scenes so quickly and getting the gas turned off so quickly and getting the fire out. i think we need to look at this as a logistics of design and probably has recommended by -- as recommended by command staff, probably need to have shutoff valves in more critical locations is something pg&e
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would be doing in the future. so thanks for your report. >> thank you. >> commissioner covington: thank you, commissioner hardeman. chief gonzales, can you tell us, what is your relationship with the national park service? the national park service is in charge of the golden gate national recreation area. >> so we have an m.o.u. with them. it's a ggnra. and they have some locations in the city that is their property. so we have an m.o.u. with them that we respond to those areas, and we're an all hazards fire department. we respond to anything and everything, and we can mitigate mostly anything. and they pay us a certain amount for that. >> commissioner covington: they
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pay us a certain amount for that. but who do you call to? >> we speak with a certain representative on the m.o.u. we believe that the signage has improved in a lot of their areas, but like i said, anything can be enhanced. we can reach out. i will reach out to mark corso, because mark corso and i have been to meetings, and we will reach out in these areas. >> commissioner covington: well, maybe you will reach brian o'neal who was in charge of the golden gate area for many years until he passed away unexpectedly. whoever is in charge now, i think it would behoove us to have a conversation. of the 21 incidents that you
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detailed -- 91 incidents that you reported, 15 were surf incidents. -- 10 were surf incidents. we need to talk about the signage because it's a danger to the people who ignore the signs, and it's a danger to the people who have to rescue the people who ignore the signs. >> agreed. as you know, when it comes to the oceans, there's only certain times of the year that they' they're out there, as well. they're a huge component of the safety of the people that are on that beach. >> commissioner covington: certainly. and i just wanted to point out to everyone that we're not going into details on the geary
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and parker incident because it falls outside of the calendar for this particular report. so we will have more detailed -- details in a month. >> yes. assistant chief hale will give me a more detailed report, but i'd like to acknowledge all the members of the department that did respond. i did watch that fire remotely from my location, and it was an outstanding job. >> commissioner covington: yeah. it received a lot of national coverage, so a lot of people were able to see that. okay. thank you very much for your report. >> thank you, madam vice president. >> commissioner covington: madam secretary, next item, please. >> clerk: item eight, commission report, report on commission activities since last meeting on january 23, 2019. >> commissioner covington: thank you. commissioner hardeman? >> commissioner hardeman: madam
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vice president, acting president, which you're very familiar with. any way, real quick, on the budget, i'd like to thank mark corso. he's just great at his job and appreciate it. i attended the budget meeting, and i just sat there and learned. i appreciate your explanation and how everybody -- everybody has a -- their preference, but rely on you and the chief and the command staff to sort of do what's right, what's best for the department. like i said, i don't try and pick any out and bother you with my favorites. i don't think that's my call. i think it should be somebody wearing the uniform's call, so thank you. >> commissioner covington: thank you. commissioner cleaveland? >> commissioner cleaveland: thank you, madam vice president. the commission is continuing our interviews with potential candidates for our next fire
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chief. we started off with 36 candidates. we will have interviewed 20 to 21, and we should expect, hopefully, this commission will be sending our recommendations for the next fire chief to the mayor by the end of tomorrow evening. so that is our schedule. it's ambitious. we've had three all-day interview sessions already. we will have one more tomorrow, and hopefully, we will be able to select and promote to the mayor's office three to five very qualified candidates for our next fire chief. thank you. >> commissioner covington: thank you for that update, commissioner cleaveland. our president, who had to depart early, wanted me to share with you that he is having ongoing discussions with
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the president and vice president of the health commission regarding a joint meeting of the officers of the san francisco fire commission as well as the health commission, and he will just be keeping us informed regarding the process on those efforts. okay. thank you. >> commissioner hardeman: real quick. >> commissioner covington: yes. >> commissioner hardeman: thank you, madam vice president. just on the interviews, all i'd like to say interviewing these candidates for chief is the greatest eye opener about the person person, and it's something that as we talked, each of us, none of us knew anything about anybody that we're finding out, so all the people that have been interviewed, the candidates, it's a great process, and it's
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just a benefit to this commission to know how fantastic of a staff we have and about how interesting candidates from outside the department are. this is maybe one of the most beneficial things i've ever done related to the fire department. it's fascinating, and i just want to say what a wonderful group of candidates. i wouldn't want to be the mayor because i don't think i could pick one. >> commissioner covington: thank you, commissioner hardeman. i echo your sentiments. we have a very, very deep bench in the department, so that's very good. and we will be presenting the mayor with a bouquet --of name
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tomorrow. okay. commissioner veronese, anything for the report? >> clerk: did you call public comment? >> commissioner covington: okay. public comment, please? seeing none, public comment is closed. next item, please. >> clerk: item nine, correspondence received, letter dated 1-23-19 from san francisco firefighters local 798. >> commissioner covington: thank you. any public comment? okay. next item, please. >> clerk: item ten, agenda for next and future fire commission meetings. >> commissioner covington: are there any agenda items? seeing none -- >> clerk: suggestions were a retreat update, an m.o.u. -- an update on the m.o.u. with the port on station 35, and an update on the pier support timelines that were set out.
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>> commissioner covington: okay. are there any additional items for consideration? commissioner cleaveland? >> commissioner cleaveland: thank you. once i get my microphone on. thank you, madam vice president. just like to get on the agenda an update on the m.o.u. between the fire department and the guardians of the city. that's been a labor of love going on for years, and it's time to resolve it. so i'd like to see something in the near future coming out of that effort. thank you. >> commissioner covington: thank you. commissioner veronese? >> commissioner veronese: three items. i know that we had been discussing earlier the ggnra and the cliffs. it's going to continuously become an issue for our department. i studied this issue about a
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year ago, and it's a complex issue. it's many different stations that respond to the cliffs. it's not just us, so i had suggested the mayor put together a task force to come up with some of the different issues. some of our people are having a hard time finding people. i think drones would be a good idea, as well. i wrote a resolution, and i owe it to madam secretary and i'll get it to you sometime in the next week. it's basically urging the mayor to put together this committee to actually do this. the second resolution i'd like to introduce is -- and i rempsed remp rempsed it earlier -- referenced it earlier, the discussion of cancer has come up a lot of times in this department. what i would like to do is -- and i'll have -- i may have discussed this briefly with you, chief, before, and i don't
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think it would be controversial to do, but i would like to setup an accord of sorts, like the paris accord, where we are the first ones to support it, where we commit to buying p.p.e.s and equipment when commercially available as long as they meet the standards of our department that are free from cancer causing chemicals. i think that if we could get an accord out there and have other departments sign them, i think the private sector will find that there is a market for that, and we could have a significant impact on not only creating a market for it but getting the private sector to actually move on it. >> commissioner hayes-white: we are past our ending time, adjournment time. >> commissioner veronese: there's one other thing i'd like to mention, and it's an issue that came up in the last week over the cat at station 49. the chief and i had discussed this with the chief -- >> commissioner hayes-white: this morning.
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>> commissioner veronese: this morning, yes, that's correct. and i learned of this reading it in the paper and then receiving the press release from the department, so i would like to have better communications with the commission. i know that the chief speaks to the president of the commission, but there should be better communications on issues that are media related. in regards specifically to edna the cat, edna, as you know, is a cat that has evaded company policy, department policy for almost four years now, and i read the press release, and i think that this department should take a second look at animals in the department. i think the commission has, from a policy perspective, should take a look at this issue. animals have historically been a part of fire departments, and they certainly play a role, potentially play a role in the peer support, creating a state-of-the-art peer support
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commission. i know this commission passed a resolution several months ago, and the department is supposed to come forward with a report to the commission. i look forward to reading that report, but in the meantime, i would urge the department to take a look at the effect that animals have. i'm not a big animal person myself, i'm not a cat person, i'm a horse person. but that being said, i think these service animals do have a place in our department, and i think we should definitely be taking a look at that. if we look at what other departments are doing throughout the nation, we will see that while taking into consideration, the allergies and the different issues surrounding having pets in fire stations, i think that we will see other fire departments doing exactly that. i think our peer support unit could potentially adopt edna or potentially a different animal.
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this is something we need to be looking at. the healing effects of animal i don't think can be questioned by anybody. since this is a year of health by the san francisco fire department, i would urge the chief to take a second look at edna. i know that the chief disagrees with me on our issue. and we can disagree on a lot of issues, and that will not change our relationship. but i would urge the chief to take a second look at this perhaps to see if there is some healing power that edna can bring to the staff of station 49. station 49 is a station, and it's one of our most important stations, because it takes care of the people directly that are having e.m.s. issues, and those are as we see from the number of calls, predominantly the number of calls that we respond to. station 49, from what i have understood, has a morale issue.
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station 49 has -- >> commissioner covington: commissioner veronese? >> commissioner veronese: yes. this is for a future meeting of addressing the issues at state 49 and others. -- station 49 and others, and i think edna could be a very good place to start. >> commissioner covington: okay. so you're asking for amnesty for edna as well as more looking into the problems of morale at 49 danger. >> commissioner veronese: i'm suggesting that we take a look at issues at station 49 as well as amnesty for edna. >> commissioner covington: okay. madam secretary? >> clerk: public comment. >> commissioner covington: public comment. chief hayes-white?
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thank you, vice president covington. i know we are out of time. i just wanted to say that for 15 years, my practice has been to directly communicate with the president of the fire commission with any issues, and that's how it's worked and it's worked pretty well. also as soon as we came up with this release, all of you were sent e-mails on this. so i just wanted to make that clear, and i hear what you're saying, commissioner veronese. with less than 90 days on the job for me to go now, i just want to be state up. it's not something that i hope to have to reassess. this is -- this was a clear directive that we received, and certainly, as we put together the information, i believe it's end of this month, to -- on the peer support resolution, it's something maybe down the line can be looked at. but this is something that's been in place for a while, the rule. and then certainly hearing what we did from the investigation,
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i believe we acted appropriately. and the bottom line is, the cat was adopted. i've personally reached out to three executive directors of animal care and control, spca and muttville on recognizing that animals, of which my family has rescued two, can be very supportive for high-stress jobs. but appreciate -- and we should have the opportunity before today's meeting to engage on it. i'm available 24-7 to you. thank you. >> commissioner covington: okay. thank you, everyone. i've asked for public comment. there was none. public comment is closed. madam secretary. >> clerk: item 11, adjournment. >> commissioner covington: thank you. >> second. >> commissioner covington: moved by commissioner cleaveland. thank you, everyone. [gavel].
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today we are going to talk about fire safety. we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. it's a wonderful display. a little house in the urban center exhibition center
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that shows what it's like in a home in san francisco after an earthquake. one of the major issues that we are going to face after earthquakes are fire hazard. we are happy to have the fire marshall join us today. >> thank you. my pleasure. >> we talk about the san francisco earthquake that was a fire that mostly devastated the city. how do we avoid that kind of problem. how can we reduce fire hazard? >> the construction was a lot different. we don't expect what we had then. we want to make sure with the gas heaters that the gas is shut off. >> if you shut it off you are going to have no hot water or heat. be careful not to shut it off unless you smell gas.
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>> absolutely because once you do shut it off you should have the utility company come in and turn it back on. here is a mock up of a gas hear the on a house. where would we find the gas meter? >> it should be in your garage. everyone should be familiar with where the gas meter is. >> one of the tools is a wrench, a crescent wrench. >> yes. the crescent wrench is good and this is a perfect example of how to have it so you can loosen it up and use it when you need it. >> okay. let's go inside to talk about fire safety. many of the issues here relate to fire, for example, we have a
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little smoke detector and i see you brought one here, a carbon monoxide smoke detector. >> this is a combination of smoke and carbon monoxide detector. they are required in single homes now and in apartment buildings. if gas appliance is not burning properly this will alert you before the fumes buildup and will affect you negatively. >> this is a battery powered? >> this is a battery powered and it has a 10 year battery life. a lot of times you may have one or the other. if you put in just a carbon monoxide detector, it's important to have one of these too. every house should have a fire
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extinguisher, yes. >> one thing people expect to do when the power goes out after an earthquake about using candles. what would you recommend? >> if you have a battery operated candle would be better to use. this kind of a candle, you wouldn't want it in an area where it can cause a fire or aftershock that it doesn't rollover. you definitely want to have this in a non-combustible surface. >> now, here we have our stove. after a significant earthquake we expect that we may have gas disrupted and so without gas in your home, how are you going to cook? >> well, i wouldn't recommend
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cooking inside of the house. you have to go outside and use a portable stove or something else. >> so it wouldn't be safe to use your fireplace to cook? >> not at first. you should check it by a professional first. >> outside should be a safe place to cook as long as you stay away from buildings and doors and windows. >> yes. that will be fine. >> here we have some alternative cooking areas. >> you can barbecue and if you have a regular propane bark could barbecue.
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>> thank you for joining us. and thanks for this terrific space that you have in this exhibition space and thanks for helping san francisco stay safe.
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>> i am so excited to be here to stand in this waiting room of this beautiful new urgent care center that will serve thousands of patients here at s.f. general. as our population continues to grow, it is more important now, more than ever to make sure our public health facilities are now up-to-date in the latest in technology and programming, but also, resilient and strong, and in the event of a major earthquake, or any other disaster that may come our way. that is why i'm grateful to the voters who passed the 2016 public health and safety bond that funded not only the expansion of the urgent care facility act which served more than 20,000 people in 2018, but also the funding for the seismically -- for seismically retrofitting this entire building that we are standing in
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today. one of the key things we are doing with retrofitting this entire building is bringing everyone back under one roof. by recentralizing services into this building, we can improve services and coordination by our staff. this is key to better deliver healthcare to the people of san francisco, we have to be -- we have to do more coordination and be more efficient in that process. it is a major reason why i created the position of director of mental health reform so that we have one person whose job it is to bring everyone together to help coordinate all of the efforts around mental health in the city. when we coordinate, we centralize services, we get better outcomes for the people that we are here to serve. san francisco general has long been a hub for our safety's
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disaster response. it has been a real leader, and i have spent days, particularly in this location in the emergency room for those who unfortunately have fell victim in some way to -- somewhere in our city. whether it is during the 1906 earthquake when the hospital serve not only as a place where people could seek treatment for injuries, but also as a place for refuge and shelter or a 1983 when the hospital led the nation by those impacted by the aids epidemic or throughout the years as san francisco general, and the staff, and the incredible people who work here have always been at the forefront of groundbreaking research and cutting edge innovation and in the medical industry. the hospital's values reflect those of san francisco, inclusion, diversity, and most important, compassion.
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i know many of you here today are on the front lines of providing that compassionate care for residents, and i want to thank many of the people who work here at san francisco general, every single day, thank you so much for your hard work, and for your patience, and for your compassion in serving so many residents of san francisco. it really means a lot. especially to those who are experiencing homelessness or suffering from mental health or substance use disorder, i have seen firsthand the patient's that you provide in caring for those individuals, and it means a lot. your city supports you in these efforts, and the important work you do every single day, and i am committed to working with the department of public health, our health commissioners, and all of you to tackle the public health issues that we face in our city, and to make it easier for you to do more. thank you so much to everyone
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that is here today for this new facility. i can't stop looking at the florist, because i don't know about you, but the walls are white, not yellow. the ceiling even, and the furniture, it is blowing me away , and i'm not always -- are not only happy for the patients that you are serving, i am excited for the people who are working in the facility every day. you deserve the kind of conditions that help you to better do your job, especially under the most challenging of circumstances. at this time, i would like to introduce mr roland pickens. >> thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much, mayor breed for your ongoing support in making this project, and many others happen here.
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to the school of medicine, the c.e.o., acting director waggoner, thank you for your support in making this happen. he says change is the only constant in life. this statement highlights the need for all of us to always plan for and be ready for change in every aspect of our lives. i say that because having been a long tenured person here, i have seen the changes that urgent care over the years. when i first started 18 years ago, urgent care was on the sixth floor of the hospital, then it moved to the fourth floor of the hospital, that it moved across the street to building 80, and out is going back home to this one-stop coordinated care spot. so to the staff who have been part of the change over the last 18 years, congratulations, into the patients who made that journey, they are to be commended. this urgent care center is a
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vital hub for our san francisco health network. if you are a patient at maxine hall in the western addition, or southeast health centre, when you can't get into your appointment, this is a place you can come for service. so to our medical director, we thank you for your years of service, and look forward to the great work that will go on in this new facility. thank you all. [applause] >> my boss just reminded me, i am going to introduce dr ron, our medical director. >> thank you, roland. hello, everyone, may agree -- mayor breed, distinguished guests, i am glad to welcome all of you to the new adult urgent care center. we are very excited that starting next week, we can continue to provide quality healthcare now in this
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state-of-the-art facility where our clinic staff deserve to work , and where the citizens of san francisco deserve to receive the urgent medical care they need. we are grateful to the voters of san francisco who approved the bond measure that made this possible, and in doing so, recognize the value that our public health facilities provide our community. let me take a couple of minutes to share with you more about our clinic, who we are, and what we do, and what it means to move into this new space. the adult arts and care center started in january of 1999 as was mentioned upstairs on the sixth floor. wiring for rooms on the children's health center. last month marked our 20 year anniversary, and throughout these 20 years, the clinic has played a vital role in providing care for patients for urgent, nonemergency medical needs. we offload our emergency department by caring for patients that don't require emergency level services. we provide urgent medical care for primary care services, and
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we care for other san franciscans who don't have primary care, don't have insurance, and don't have access to urgent care anywhere else. and for these patients especially, our clinic is a portal of entry into the san francisco health network, where they have access to a range of services to get them healthy, and keep them healthy. for thousands of patients over the last 20 years, the first step to getting primary care was a visit to the adult urgent care center where we met their immediate medical needs and help them get health coverage and establish care and a primary care medical home. it is our of ensuring that our patients get the right care in the right place at the right time. that is crucial to the success of any healthcare system, and that is why we are also taking this opportunity to educate patients about urgent care, and how it differs from emergency care and primary care. that knowledge gives patients
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the power to navigate our healthcare system to their advantage so that when they have an urgent medical need, they know the right place to go for care. after the ribbon-cutting, i invite you to stay a bit and take a look around. our beautiful and newly renovated space is larger, has more rooms, it is more centrally located on the hospital campus. this will make the clinic more accessible, efficient, and patient-friendly, and result in a better care experience. finally, i am thankful that our new facility will enhance the hard work of our clinic staff, to every day provide quality urgent health care with a respectful caring attitude, and a compassionate heart. for the last 12 years, i've had the privilege of working side-by-side with these extraordinary colleagues, their perseverance and dedication to our patients continues to inspire me every day to do my best as a physician and a medical director. in this grand opening celebration, it is a perfect
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opportunity to express our appreciation for our staff. unfortunately, most of them weren't able to make it because many of them are working right now across the campus. so in closing, i need your help. please join me in showing our appreciation for our staff and the outstanding care they provide our patients every day. let's all give them a big round of applause, so loud, so loud that they will be able to hear it all the way across the campus. [applause] >> all right. i think it is time to cut a ribbon. >> i need some company over here are we ready? their ego. five, four, three, two, one. [applause]
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[♪] francisco. >> my name is fwlend hope i would say on at large-scale what all passionate about is peace in the world. >> it never outdoor 0 me that note everyone will think that is a good i know to be a paefrt. >> one man said i'll upsetting
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the order of universe i want to do since a good idea not the order of universe but his offered of the universe but the ministry sgan in the room chairing sha harry and grew to be 5 we wanted to preach and teach and act god's love 40 years later i retired having been in the tenderloin most of that 7, 8, 9 some have god drew us into the someplace we became the network ministries for homeless women escaping prostitution if the months period before i performed memorial services store produced women that were murdered on the
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streets of san francisco so i went back to the board and said we say to do something the number one be a safe place for them to live while he worked on changing 4 months later we were given the building in january of 1998 we opened it as a safe house for women escaping prostitution i've seen those counselors women find their strength and their beauty and their wisdom and come to be able to affirmative as the daughters of god and they accepted me and made me, be a part of the their lives. >> special things to the women that offered me a chance safe house will forever be a part of the who i've become and you made that possible
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life didn't get any better than that. >> who've would know this look of this girl grown up in atlanta will be working with produced women in san francisco part of the system that has abused and expedited and obtain identified and degraded women for century around the world and still do at the embody the spirits of women that just know they deserve respect and intend to get it. >> i don't want to just so women younger women become a part of the the current system we need to change the system we don't need to go up the ladder we need to change the corporations we need more women like that and they're out there. >> we get have to get to help
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them. >> ♪ >> about two years ago now i had my first child. and i thought when i come back, you know, i'm going to get back in the swing of things and i'll find a spot. and it wasn't really that way when i got back to work. that's what really got me to think about the challenges that new mothers face when they come back to work. ♪ >> when it comes to innovative ideas and policies, san francisco is known to pave the way, fighting for social justice or advocating for the environment, our city serves as the example and leader many times over. and this year, it leads the nation again, but for a new reason. being the most supportive city
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of nursing mothers in the work place. >> i was inspired to work on legislation to help moms return to work, one of my legislative aids had a baby while working in the office and when she returned we had luckily just converted a bathroom at city hall into a lactation room. she was pumping a couple times a day and had it not been for the room around the hallway, i don't know if she could have continued to provide breast milk for her baby. not all returning mothers have the same access, even though there's existing state laws on the issues. >> these moms usually work in low paying jobs and returning to work sooner and they don't feel well-supported at work. >> we started out by having legislation to mandate that all city offices and departments have accommodations for mothers to return to work and lactate.
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but this year we passed legislation for private companies to have lactation policies for all new moms returning to work. >> with the newcome -- accommodations, moms should have those to return back to work. >> what are legislation? >> we wanted to make it applicable to all, we created a set of standards that can be achievable by everyone. >> do you have a few minutes today to give us a quick tour. >> i would love to. let's go. >> this is such an inviting space. what makes this a lactation room? >> as legislation requires it has the minimum standards, a seat, a surface to place your breast on, a clean space that doesn't have toxic chemicals or storage or anything like that.
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and we have electricity, we have plenty of outlets for pumps, for fridge. the things that make it a little extra, the fridge is in the room. and the sink is in the room. our legislation does require a fridge and sink nearby but it's all right in here. you can wash your pump and put your milk away and you don't have to put it in a fridge that you share with co-workers. >> the new standards will be applied to all businesses and places of employment in san francisco. but are they achievable for the smaller employers in the city? >> i think small businesses rightfully have some concerns about providing lactation accommodations for employees, however we left a lot of leeway in the legislation to account for small businesses that may have small footprints. for example, we don't mandate that you have a lactation room, but rather lactation space. in city hall we have a lactation pod here open to the public.
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♪ ♪ >> so the more we can change, especially in government offices, the more we can support women. >> i think for the work place to really offer support and encouragement for pumping and breast feeding mothers is necessary. >> what is most important about the legislation is that number one, we require that an employer have a lactation policy in place and then have a conversation with a new hire as well as an employee who requests parental leave. otherwise a lot of times moms don't feel comfortable asking their boss for lactation accommodations. really it's hard to go back to the office after you have become a mom, you're leaving your heart outside of your body. when you can provide your child food from your body and know
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you're connecting with them in that way, i know it means a lot to a mommy motionlely and physically to be able to do that. and businesses and employers can just provide a space. if they don't have a room, they can provide a small space that is private and free from intrusion to help moms pump and that will attract moms to working in san francisco. >> if you want more information visit ♪ ♪ - >> shop & dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges resident to do their showing up and dining within the 49 square miles of san francisco by supporting local services
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within the neighborhood we help san francisco remain unique successful and vibrant so where will you shop & dine in the 49 san francisco owes must of the charm to the unique characterization of each corridor has a distinction permanent our neighbors are the economic engine of the city. >> if we could a afford the lot by these we'll not to have the kind of store in the future the kids will eat from some restaurants chinatown has phobia one of the best the most unique neighborhood shopping areas of san francisco. >> chinatown is one of the oldest chinatown in the state we
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need to be able allergies the people and that's the reason chinatown is showing more of the people will the traditional thepg. >> north beach is i know one of the last little italian community. >> one of the last neighborhood that hadn't changed a whole lot and san francisco community so strong and the sense of partnership with businesses as well and i just love north beach community old school italian comfort and love that is what italians are all about we need people to come here and shop here so we can keep this going not only us but, of course, everything else in the community
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i think local businesses the small ones and coffee shops are unique in their own way that is the characteristic of the neighborhood i peace officer prefer it is local character you have to support them. >> really notice the port this community we really need to kind of really shop locally and support the communityly live in it is more economic for people to survive here. >> i came down to treasure island to look for a we've got a long ways to go. ring i just got married and didn't want something on line i've met artists and local business owners they need money to go out and shop this is
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important to short them i think you get better things. >> definitely supporting the local community always good is it interesting to find things i never knew existed or see that that way. >> i think that is really great that san francisco seize the vails of small business and creates the shop & dine in the 49 to support businesses make people all the residents and visitors realize had cool things are made and produced in san >> my passion for civil service is inspired by a tradition. scda stands for supervisorory
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control and data acquisition. we can respond to an alarm, store history, so we can look at previous events and see what went wrong and if we can improve it. operations came to scda and said, can you write a program that would run the pumps at crystal springs pump station to eliminate peak power usage during daytimes, and we performed that function. i love the puzzle. every time there's a problem that comes up, it's a puzzle that has to be solved, and we do it. >> travis writes all the code for the original water system. he is super passionate. he knows every little detail about everything. he's a great troubleshooter.
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he can walk into the plant, we can tell hem an issue, and he'll nail down what the problem is, whether it be electrical, mechanical or computer. he works very well with others, he knows how to teach, very easygoing, great guy to work with. >> my passion for civil service is inspired by a tradition. i'm performing a task that has been done for thousands of years. the aztec had their aqueducts and water supply for the city. we bring water from the hetch hetchy reservoir, and we don't pump it. the romans would have been proud. my name is travis ong. i'm a senior i.s. engineer
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15, 2019 meeting of the ethics commission. [roll call] agenda item number two is public comment on matters appearing or not appearing on the agenda. >> good afternoon. i'm not sure if this two minutes or three minutes. in front of me, two minutes. >> chair chiu: it should be three minutes. we'll change that now. >> good afternoon. my name is ellen lee zhou, e-l-l-e-n l-e-e z-h-o-u. i am an