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involves your pets. >> a lot of services. i understand that if you have to leave your home, we are encouraging people to take their pets with them. >> absolutely. we think that that is a lesson that we concerned from karina, if you are being evacuated you should take your pet with you. i have a carrier, and you need to have a carrier that you can fit your pet in comfortably and you need to take your pet with you when you were evacuated. >> i am going to thank you very much for joining us and bringing oreo today. and i am go >> good morning, everyone. >> good morning. >> all right. let me thank everyone for coming up today -- coming out today. it is a wonderful day for our city. okay. and we are all here because we are going to celebrate the
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project. [applause] and for many of you, the project -- there is a little bit about the project itself, it is 1.8 miles long, and it started from peach street all the way to mcalester and some people say, from the day to civic centre. so it is a long stretch and we are very excited that this project is complete and as many of you know, this particular street before this project happened, this corridor was one of the high injury network corridors here in city, and through the work of many of the commissions and many people, we have been able to improve the streetscape. today, that path is behind us. how about a clap for that. [applause]
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>> the streetscape is a makeover that offers several pedestrian crossings, bike lanes, and more importantly, it helps the businesses along the corridor be more vibrant. we are excited about that. the project has improved lighting and has improved landscaping, it has many new pedestrian bulb outs, a lot of work to the infrastructure, new paving, and of course, underground and sewer lines that also crossed many of the upgrades here. this is a complete streetscape. the project has happened with a lot of strong partnerships, with many community groups that help us to transform the street itself. but as we can see some of the alleys got transformed, so for
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an alley that we are standing in here today, they have this beautiful new look with enhanced safety elements, and raised crosswalks, and a nice pedestrian scale. that is how many of the streets are supposed to look. they all make up the project of this streetscape. we all know it also takes whole community, it takes a lot of political leadership to make progress here, and on many of our projects, and leading that charge will make san francisco a much safer and more vibrant and welcoming city, is our mayor, london breed. let us welcome her with a big round of applause for her leadership. [applause] >> thank you, everyone for being here. the rain couldn't stop us from celebrating 18 years of construction to get this project done for the residents, for the businesses, for the people of this community, and i want to
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thank each and every one of you because i know it has been painful. i know it has been challenging, because of your support, we have been able to get it done. and what we have, as you can see , even in the alley, this beautiful streetscape. this community will be more vibrant, it will be more resilient because of this work, and also, it will be safer for the kids that are joining us here today from reading elementary school. we have to make sure that they can walk the communities and feel safe. we have to make sure that as people use different modes of transportation like bicycles and scooters, that there are dedicated bike lanes so people are safe. we have to make sure that we change our streetscapes in general and we repair our infrastructure. this project started i think when supervisor peskin was supervisor of the first time, and now we get to finish when he is supervisor the second time around, and it is absolutely
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amazing. san francisco, as we know, many, many years ago, the infrastructure was developed to support mostly cars getting around. now we have so many more people living in san francisco. our population has grown. more people who are riding and using alternative modes of transportation. so as that changes. our city has to change. we have to adjust with the ultimate goal of not only moving people around, but moving them around safely. that is what these improvement projects are about, and on top of that, the ability to repair our infrastructure, the pipes and all the things undergrounds that make our cities and our businesses work. that is so important. so critical to the sustainability of our city for generations to come. so i am so excited about the completion of this project, and
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i'm so excited about what it is going to do to improve public safety for each and every one of us. we know that there are a number of investments the city is making all over all the neighborhoods around the city. we have a lot of work to do, and i want to thank san franciscans for their support of these projects, for their patients as we move these projects through because we will be a better city once we complete and make san francisco safer for all of us and improve it, especially for the next generation of residents right here to my right who walks through this area and we are so glad to have you, and we are looking forward to more projects like this for future generations thank you all so much for being here today. with that, i would like to invite supervisor at district three, who complains about everything that doesn't get done in a timely matter in his district, he is here today to be
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happy and excited about this amazing project, supervisor erin peskin. [cheers and applause] >> thank you, mayor breed. i take absolutely no credit for this because all of it happened when i was out of office. all of the controversy happened under my predecessor, but i really want to shout out the community first and foremost. the lower polk area of district three was historically neglected by city hall, and it didn't really have a voice until john and shirley malone came along and started what became a real community force for the neighbors. i really want to shout out to the polk neighbors. [applause] this 1.8 miles actually stands
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three supervisorial districts. does represented by supervisor matt haney in the north, district two represented by supervisor, and stefani, and in between in district three, and along that corridor, there were many voices. the middle polk neighbors, the russian hill and neighbors, the distant -- district merchants, all of him collaborated to make that such an excellent project. i would be neglectful if i did not shout out one name, and that is the name here on this sidewalk that these wonderful students from reading elementary are looking at, and that is an incredible force knelt -- named schulte thomas. still ahead a vision for polk street that we are realizing today. he passed away untimely in 2014 and this sidewalk is in memory. i just wanted to shout him out and say this would not have happened without his vision and his tenacity and having a vibrant polk street.
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thank you to shall thomas. [applause] and i know that mayor breed said it was an eight-year project. it might have felt like eight years, but it was actually three , and i want to shout out to public works and sfmta who actually implemented this in the smoothest way possible. i know there were concerns, and they made raj -- representations to the businesses and the residence, and i think all of those representations came true. i think mitchell berg did exactly what he said he was going to do in those first controversial community meetings that we had three years ago, so thank you to public works. thank you to the staff of the sfmta and two others who had to listen to everybody screaming at him about parking spaces being taken away and all the rest of it. this is a transformative streetscape project that i think is going to be something that we
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are proud of for generations to come. with that, it is my honor and pleasure to introduce the supervisor from district six, supervisor matt haney. [applause]. >> well, let's see if i can get this up here. is everybody excited about polk street? okay great. this is an impressive turnout, especially in the rain. i want to thank the community. this is a multiyear effort that has been a really alleged by the neighbors and push for by the neighbors. we are tremendous partners in the city. the polk street is one of the premier commercial and residential corridors in our city. finally you will have a streetscape that matches the dynamic nature of this corridor, the people who work here. the many uses that we know. i want to give a huge shout out to the kids from reading elementary. thank you for hosting us and
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having us here in your hood. they are what this is all about. seniors being able to walk down and use this street in a safe way, in a way that really activates. i tell everybody about the alley right now. what people say we have challenges with the alley, they look over here. this is the model for what we can do for all of our cities. we have also learned from what we did in polk street so that we can do this quicker, so we can do it stronger protecting the bike less onerous street and we know that when we don't do this, it can be deadly. over the last two weeks we have seen people on our streets and high injury corridors, pedestrians and cyclists who have lost their lives, and this is a solution to that if we do it right. we need to do it quicker and we need to do it with stronger protections, but we have learned from this process, and we know we can build on it and continue the great work. last thing i want to say, thank
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you to the business community who have stuck with us through this process and i looked down polk street and icy parking and vacant storefronts, it is a challenge that i hope we are able to change now this project is completed and we can really support the residents here and the business community. thank you to the sfmta, the department of public works, mayor breed, supervisor peskin, and most importantly, to all of you. this is a fantastic day despite the weather, and more to come. [applause] >> and there are many lessons that have been learned on a project like this. and when public works implements these projects, we don't do it alone. we do it with a lot of other agencies. it is my pleasure to introduce the director of m.t.a., ed risk in. [applause] >> thank you. supervisors, it is great to see you all. it is great to be here after so
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many years. we started the conversation with all the community groups and stakeholders the other folks had been talking about. it was many years ago, but we started that conversation because what we identified, and this is before we had even defined the high injury network as we know it today, we started the conversation because we saw too many people being hurt as they were traveling on polk street, particularly people traveling by bicycle, and people who are walking. we decided back then before we we had adopted vision zero that this was unacceptable, and that this was preventable. so we sat down and we worked with the many community groups involved. we worked with the merchants, we worked with the residence, we worked with the neighborhood association. you heard many of them named before and it was through that collaboration and understanding what the needs of the businesses where, the needs of the residents in understanding the perspective of transit riders. understanding the perspective of
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people who use this to bike to work or bike to school and particularly, those who are walking and trying to get across the street, trying to get to where they are going. we took all of that and put together a project that was complicated. it was not an easy solution. there are different neighborhoods as the supervisor said that this goes through with different crash profiles, different geometries, and we had to knit it together into a project that would definitely meet the needs of all of the stakeholders while making the street safer and i think that is something we accomplished. just accomplished. there are trade-offs along the way, but we were able and there's a lot of controversy along the way, but we are able to get to a consensus project that is resulting in a polk street that i think is a quantum step better than what we had before we started this project. a quantum step better in terms of safety, in a quantum step
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better in terms of fatality and livability, and really supporting and advancing what is great and special and unique about the polk street corridor and the multiple neighborhoods that it runs through. we are just very pleased to be here on this day. as others said, lots of lessons learned. we need to do more of this and we need to do it better and we need to do it faster, but we have a great product here because of the great collaboration among so many different stakeholders throughout this process and also , i want to acknowledge, in addition to the mayor and the supervisors, the great leadership by the sfmta board of directors that had the tough job way back of approving this project amid all the controversy there is one director who was on the board at that time here. the difficult work of approving the project and getting the funding together so we could move this forward. i want to thank all of our partners and community stakeholders and congratulate all of the neighbors along polk street for this great project.
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[applause] and one of those stakeholders that has been with us from the start, sometimes working with us , sometimes fighting with us, but always advocating for safer and better streets in san francisco, has it been the san francisco bicycle coalition. i want to invite the executive director of the coalition up. [applause]. >> thank you. thank you to you and your team for putting on this event. special thanks to mayor breed for your remarks and supervisors peskin and haney for being here. we are here today to celebrate the completion of the polk street improvement project, and there are some wonderful things to celebrate for an alley in front of us, that is a great example of what the city can do to make our streets and alleyways more human scale. we have great new pavements, there are sewer lines, so many wonderful things that are the result of this project.
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i do want to call out that from a bicycle safety perspective, i'm not sure we are 100% complete and what we need on polk street. with only like a part of the project containing fully protected bike lanes, this project, whether it was three years or eight years to go, when it was approved, it doesn't quite meet the standards that we have established today or protection and safety for people who bike on our vision zero high injury cora doris. the streets where we know people are getting injured and killed. we are at this this point because polk street the project we are celebrating today, is the result of a process that started years ago. what we have learned since then is that all of the outreach and planning and construction delays , they are not necessary to wait whether it is three years or eight years, to get the safety improvements that we need for people who bike. we have seen with the leadership of mayor breed and members of the board of supervisors that we can get those safety improvements in the ground in a matter of months rather then
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years. so the lesson in the take away from me here is that there are these important projects where we are transforming our streetscapes and they are important to get right. we need to be speaking out for the voices of young people, for seniors, for people who bike, but they're also things that we can do immediately to make improvements. i'm so happy again, in response to the recent fatality that supervisor haney mentioned on howard street, that the city is stepping up and putting the safety improvements in the ground to help save lives and prevent more people from being injured. we look forward to working with the mayor's office, with the sfmta to evaluating polk street, to seeing how it works, what needs to be fixed and tweaked, especially from a bicycle perspective in the months ahead, and hopefully, making improvements to close those gaps and safety and protection where we know they exist. the memories of the lives we have lost and that the lives changed by people who were seriously injured demands that
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we continue to make fast and real change. thank you so much. [applause] >> okay. presenting s.f. walk is dodi. please come on up. >> good morning, everybody. thank you, mayor breed, supervisors. i stand here today thinking a lot about a phone call i received recently a couple of weeks ago from a woman who was seriously hurt and hit and a hit and run just a couple of blocks away from here, and she thankfully survived the crash and that was one of the hardest because i have ever received. the calls never do get easy, it is projects like polk street where we do the necessary work and put in the time and energy and investment into streets like this where we know that they are
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streets that need our attention because people are going about they're daily lives and still encountering unsafe conditions. i am so happy that one of our city his most dangerous streets has gotten safety improvements. the crosswalks, the bulb outs, divisibility striping, because we know that this is the work that it takes to save lives. the project was designed at a time before we had the city's goal of vision zero. before we had leaders like mayor breed who made it clear that people's safety is the number 1 priority above anything else. that means we have a lot more work to do here on polk street. we have to be more aggressive about the quick changes. yes, we all do stand here today in celebration because this alley is beautiful, we have amazing pavement and so many good things that we know are improving this corridor, but as a city, i think that we are
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ready to take more than small steps towards people's safety. we really need to be racing towards the future for everyone, of every age, every ability who is on our streets. thank you so much. next, please let me welcome christian martin, the executive director of the lower polk c.b.d., whose organization was definitely a key partner in the development of polk street. [applause] >> thank you so much. thank you all for being here on this rainy day. we are thrilled to see everybody out here. thank you, mayor agreed and supervisors. i hope direct to -- director numeral, right rough, thank you to the lower polk neighbors for your vision and the clarity and
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explain to the city what we do want to see more of as opposed to what and who we don't want to see more of. it is critically important. thank you to the d.p.w. workers, the engineers, the architects that had a hand in creating this beautiful space, for your hard work, skill and dedication, it speaks for itself. many of you may notice, but it bears repeating that in the tenderloin and lower polk neighborhood, there is the amount of open space is equivalent to two people sharing a yoga mat. let that sink in. what we know about open spaces is critically important to the mind, body, in spirit and that is simply not enough. so we are very proud to add an alley to the available open space in the neighborhood, and we hope, for the benefit of the future, that we can continue to
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keep it clean and safe. i would like to thank the staff of the c.b.d. for doing the hard work day in and day out. johnny, andre, john, ronald, ronald, we appreciate you, we see you. i would like to thank the board of the c.b.d. for giving me the support to do what i do every day. i love my job. thank you to all, thank you to the sponsors for your amazing investment in this neighborhood for the health and vitality. thank you to the st. francis foundation for all the work that you do and the neighborhood parks, our friends and colleagues at other c.b.d., thank you so much. randall, everybody else who i don't see.
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and i would like to reiterate what supervisor peskin said about shall thomas, a man who i didn't have the pleasure to meet , but whose legacy and vision you are all standing in. thank you. we are incredibly proud to be the stewards of this amazing, magnificent public space. it is a responsibility that we take seriously, and we hope to infuse our future programming with equity and inclusion so that this alley can fulfil the promise and the pride of this special day. thank you very much and let's cut this ribbon. [cheers and applause] >> thank you, a christian. christian has been an incredible partner and there's been many, many neighborhood groups, many businesses, a lot of people who have been involved in this. i do want to thank the planning department, i want to thank the public utilities commission.
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they have also been part of this project. i would also like to thank m. squared and the contractor who worked very closely with all the neighbors to make this project happen. [applause] >> and personally, a voice of appreciation for our project team. without them, this major undertaking, they actually got it done in a very nice day. a big hand for all of them. and now at the moment we have been waiting for is the children from reading elementary school will come over here and cut the ribbon. i want to thank everyone for coming out. police enjoyed the polk street and any experiences that you have, share them with us so we can do better. thank you. thank you. >> can i get some girls over here?
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. . . . -- with liberty and justice for all. [gavel] commissioner, if i may call the role. >> a yes, please. >> commissioner hirsch.
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>> here. >> a commissioner taylor is excused. >> commissioner dejesus. >> here. >> a commissioner elias. >> a here. >> commissioner, you have a quorum. also present is chief william scott of the san francisco police department and director paul henderson from the department of police accountability. >> thank you. good evening, everyone. this is the april 10, 2019 meeting of the san francisco police commission. we have a moderate calendar tonight, so we'll allow three minutes for public comment, and we are ready for the first item. >> line item one, consent calendar, receive and file, action. >> police commission disciplinary actions report first quarter 2019. >> okay. this does not require any particular action, is that right?
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>> i believe requires a motion. >> motion. >> u a second. >> an any discussion? we need public comment. is there any public comment on this matter? seeing none, comment is closed. why don't you call for the vote. >> all in favor? opposed? >> none opposed. >> passes unanimously. >> thank you. next item. >> line item two, reports to the commission, discussion. 2a, chief's report. weekly crime trends. provide an overview of offenses occurring in san francisco. significant incidents, chief's report will be limited to a brief description of the significant incidents. commission discussion will be limited to determining whether to calendar any of the incidents that the sheaf describes for a future mission meeting. major events. provide a summary of planned activities and events occurring since the previous meeting.
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this will include a brief overview of unplanned events or activities occurring in san francisco with an impact on public safety. commission discussion on unplanned events and activities the chief describes will be limited to determining whether to calendar for a future meeting. staffing and overtime, status of current staffing levels and overtime expenditures to date for fiscal year 2018-19. community engagement highlight, provide overview of recent community engagement activities as well as an update on the chief's advisory forum outlined in the collaborative reform initiative recommendation 48.1. >> thank you. good evening, chief. >> good evening, president hirsch, commissioners, and director henderson. i will start off today's chief's report with a crime friends update. and starting with overall part one crimes, we are down 15%. our total violent crimes were down 17%.
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and homicides are down 9 from 10 last year. we have a 22% reduction in gun violence of gun-related incidents which we're pleased with that number. and happy to report there were no homicides. we had a business se week two weeks ago, but no homicide to report. in terms of property crime, it is down 15% and that is led by an 18% reduction in auto burglaries compared to 2017 year to date with 32% below where we were in 2017. so that is good news as well. in terms of other property crimes, our burglaries are down 16%, and after a tough year last year, we're really happy with how this year started out with burglaries. all the other property crimes are in the negative. and actually all other violent crimes, part one crimes -- rape,
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robbery, assault -- are in the negative as well. so crime is actually doing pretty good. we'll keep working hard to make sure we keep our strategies in tact. a couple of incidents i want to highlight. just the work of some of our officers. about a year and a half ago we put together a city wide burglary unit, and part of the reason for reconstructing this burglary unit out of investigations bureau was to work on serial-type of crimes. here is a good example of the work they did. on september -- sorry, on march 22, they arrested an individual who they had been working on for a while. and he was booked for nine commercial burglaries that occurred through the central, southern, and richmond districts. he's also been identified in six additional burglary. one of the benefits of having a citywide unit structure like this is with the cross jurisdictional crimes t communication and coordination
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is much better. they can kind of step back and look at the bigger view, and we were struggling somewhat in that area before reinstituting this unit. also, another success with this unit on april 1, tenderloin spotted a stolen vehicle that was being driven by a wanted burglar on the 2200 block of market street. he was arrested and when the investigators got it, they were able to put together 10 burglaries that this individual was responsible for since april of 2018. and they occurred throughout the central and southern district, so that's good example of the value of having this type of investigations unit that has city wide responsibilities. so we're really pleased with the progress on that. traffic, been talking a lot about our vision zero goals and trying to reduce traffic fatalities to zero by 2024. we started off pretty rough this year. we've had four traffic
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fatalities as of march 20. so that's definitely tracking above where we were this time last year. the good news is there were no fatalities last week, although we had a serious incident -- a serious injury of an elderly victim, pedestrian hit by a car, but she's still hanging in there and hopefully will survive the injury. no fatalities to report for last week. we are doing pedestrian and bicycle safety enforcement efforts as well as vehicle enforcement efforts. and our officers are really in tune to the focus of the five citations which we believe will continue to make an impact in the overall traffic safety effort. so we'll keep a focus on that. and large event this is week, we have the giants playing at home on monday through wednesday. and they also playing this weekend. we have google conference next week which will be a big deal and a big draw. and i think it's being kicked
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off tonight with a concert at the oracle parking lot, lot a, tonight. we also have the caesar chavez parade and festival that will occur this saturday from 1100 to 1800 and the cherry blossom festival and parade kicks off -- the festival kicks off this week from saturday, april 13, through sunday, april 21, and that will be capped by the cherry blossom parade on april 21. sunday streets will occur in the tenderloin the sunday from 10:00 in the morning to 4:30 in the afternoon. also, rec and parks is conducting their annual rib cookoff this saturday, and that's a very popular event. happy to say i'll be a judge. so get to taste the ribs from around the city. it is a really nice event. fun event. it is well attended. that will be at sharon meadows. peace park programming in hertz
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park thursday through saturday with barbecue, swimming and health fair. the sfpd officers are always engaged in the peace park programming, and we're happy to be a part of that. the next thing on the agenda, on the report s the overtime update. we are 75% into the fiscal year and currently we are just at 3% over our general fund overtime budget. so put the mitigation efforts in place to make sure that we get to our budget by the end of the fiscal year. we have been under budget most of the year. we have two months to go, but almost 3% over. we have having one event that usual lu is prepared and is not going to impact the budget, but a big ticket item with the pride
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parade and the policing that goes along with that. that is the last big event that draws a lot of overtime for the year, but we are working hard to make sure we get this within budget by the end of the fiscal year. staffing, we are at sworn staffing and full duty f.t.e. at 1,886. which is just below our mandated levels of 1971. we have three academy classes and 264 and 265. 263 will graduate on may 24. 264 will graduate on july 26. and 265 will graduate on november 8. so we're looking forward to these officers joining our ranks and increasing the size of our department. the last thing is the community engagement update, and i want to
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speak about collaborative reform recommendation and that recommendation speaks to the need of the broad-based forum for all communities. at that time that the assessment was done, we had the recommendation community forums and chief sir had re-established the african-american forum. since then we have continued with the african-american forum, but we've added additional forums, so currently we have 12 chief community advisory forums in total. we have an a.d.a., african-american, asian-pacific islander forum, interfaith, jewish, lgbtq, merchant, small business, a woman's forum and a public housing forum that we started last month. also in progress, we are re-instituting or starting an
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hispanic latino forum, muslim forum, and a youth forum. and we're working with the youth commission as commissioner dejesus is on that re-establishment of the youth forum. the reason i want to point that out is that recommendation i think spoke directly to our community engagement efforts, and what these forums do is basically i attend as many as i can. i don't attend all of them, but we have our officers from community engagement and some of the command staff who i a tend these forums on a regular basis. as i said, i attend as many as i can. but it gets information directly to me from these various communities, so they're very valuable. some of them are a work in progress, and a good example of a success story is our collaboration with the african-american forum in the first annual sfpd black history month celebration we did on february 9. that was a direct as a result of that forum coming together to
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kick this first annual celebration off. and there are really excited about that with very dedicated volunteers and that partner with us and add value to the community's input and engagement with the police department. and that is the conclusion my report. if there are any questions. >> thank you, chief. i do have a few questions. just on the forum, can you get the calendar for those forums to the commission office so that we know and as a commissioner wants to attend, we can do that through our office? >> yes, i'll get that to you. >> u a how frequently do they meet? quarterly? >> the a.d.a. is quarterly. african-american is monthly. the asian-pacific islander is monthly. interfaith is quarterly. jewish, quarterly. lgbt monthly. merchant-small business, monthly. women's, quarterly. public housing quarterly. public housing we're just starting it. and we're in progress on
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hispanic, latino, muslim, and youth. >> great. the time, the place, and the date would be great, as you know that. >> thank you. >> an i had a question, too, on overtime. i'm curious to know, what is it that pumped it up above the budget? >> a reinvested a lot of money in some of our crime prevention efforts, and although some of it was planned, some of it was unplanned. we had a spike in robbery, for instance, and we need to put presence in an area. a good example was visitation valley when we had -- what we believe were robberies involving chinese community members. we had to put deployment out there and fixed posts and that type of thing. it is a very expensive way to police, particularly when it's not planned. what we try to do is work our budget so we have room to do that and right at the break even point, and we have these type of incidents like in bayview and we had two homicides in la salle,
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we had to post that particular community with officers and for about a week and a lot of that was on overtime. hospital details. and we have quite a few hospital details that have really -- which you can't predict these where officers have to sit on either arrestees at the hospital and they eat up quite a bit of overtime. a couple of details were unyushl in that we have had at least two that went on for at least a month. and most of that is overtime staffing. the alternative is to pull a sector car out of patrol, which we really don't want to do. these are the type of things we have to manage and mitigate as best advantages. >> and mention that through a lot of sprol tiers and citizens
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and volunteer groups and are they economized of the groups -- let me finish. and one of the things the d.o.j. said we have a limited -- a limited outreach in terms of our captains work with their volunteer community and they work with the merchants which is great. and we put it on our website and things like that. but i think one of the things that i remember from the d.o.j. is we should be broader to the communities that come in here and complain. most affected by it and don't hear about it. how is that working on this volunteer? >> when i say volunteer, what i mean by that is these are community members that they really donate their time to work with the department. they're not quote, unquote, official volunteers to go out and do work, but ideally, you are absolutely right. we want to get as diverse group in the room as possible, and
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that includes people that don't always agree with what we do and how we do it. it's really important to get those voices in the room. we have had some success with that, not as much as we would like. but we have had some success with that. we've started some forums that really didn't take off, but a good example is we had a homeless forum, and we've had some members of the advocacy community in that forum. it didn't really take off like we wanted it to, but it's one we hope to reinstitute. that is the plan. >> commissioner: that is helpful. and the one that was successful and brought outside groups in and report on how they were successful and how they did that. and the ones who were not successful, maybe an analysis -- i can't say the word, but analyze why maybe that wasn't there and what other modes of outreach can we do to reach out
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to the communities. maybe next time we can hear about that. >> yes, ma'am. thank you. >> commissioner: thank you. >> line item 2b, d.p.a. director's report. report on recent d.p.a. activities and announcements report will be limited to a brief description of activities an announcements. commission discussion will be limited to determining whether to calendar any of the issues raised for a future commission meeting. >> good evening, director henderson. >> good evening. i have a couple of updates. we are now at 180 cases, new cases, that have opened in 2019 and is up from 147 cases at this time last year and even more cases are coming in and that trend has not slowed down and
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someone to call them the pipeline with the outreach, with our technology and our language access. in terms of cases closed, we are still continuing to close higher rate of cases as well, so that number is at 165 cases closed so far this year versus 125 the same time last year. and that just reflects the higher speed in which we started closing cases with new investigators that we had. the open cases and the pending total and 297 cases pending right now versus 260 which is where we were this time last year. in terms of cases that have been sustained, we are at 26 cases versus eight cases which is where we were last year. of the cases past the 270 day tolling period, we have 21 cases that are past 270 days. of those, 15 of them are tolled
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for civil or criminal open cases. versus this time last year with a total of 31 cases past the 270 day mark. in terms of cases that had been mediated, we are at 6, which is one more than where we were this time last year which is at five. and there were two outreach events that the office participated in. one on april 3 which was a know your rights presentation for young adults that was given and we were invited to come and speak at the san francisco conservation corps. and then on april 19 the staff attended the northern station park district station at their community meeting. that's it. >> any questions for the director? >> okay. thank you. we're ready for the next item. >> line item 2c, commission reports, commission reports will be limited to a brief description of activities and
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announcements. commission discussion will be limited to determining whether to calendar any of the issues raised for a future commission meeting. commissioner president's report. >> i don't have a report. i just have a reminder for the commissioners that next week we will be meeting in the bayview and asking that each commissioner present his or her work with the commission and identify what you are doing in a couple of minutes so the public and commission know what is we're doing. >> and commissioners' reports. >> commissioner? >> commissioner: yes. thank you, president hirsch. saturday, april 6, in district 10, there was a public safety meeting in the district and they will be taking place quarterly. representation from the mayor's office of safety, the public safety and mayor's office of neighborhoods. and kyra worthy was there as well as captain matthews from the bayview station. it was a very intense, great
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dialogue amongst the community, and the thing that i enjoyed most about it is a lot of the city staff and appointed officials, elected officials, were asked to really just observe. it was driven by the community and was for the community. so i know supervisor walton's office is getting back to community by april 22, by way of the -- by way of that public safety meeting. also announced at the meeting that we will be having our community meeting in bayview on april 17 as well so folks are excited about that. should be a good turnout. there was the war against guns activity march that took place from the bayview opera house down to the bayview station on williams and a great scene to see the officers and community together talking about things that transpired over the past few weeks in the district. it was great to see those come
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together. >> an okay. xhaung thank you. next item >> 2d, commission announcements and scheduling of items identified for consideration at future commission meetings. action. >> any items? >> commissioner dejesus. >> commissioner: and the questions for you first. >> and the bayview location for the meeting. >> police commission will hold a special meeting at a location other than city hall next week. the commission will meet in the bayview district at the opera house 42702 on wednesday, april 17, at 6:00 p.m., to hear comments from the bayview public and the station captain concerning public protection issues in the bayview district. >> thank you. >> yes, commissioner dejesus. >> commissioner: i think, commissioner, we had an email last week that invited us to come to the regional training --
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they had a planning meeting in oakland, and they invited us. and i couldn't go, but i was able to speak to them. i have to tell you it was kind of exciting and and d.p.a. always goes to this and they are participating and going this year as well, i imagine. and what they basically were saying is san francisco has a long enjoyed a robust oversight over extremely important police department and the bay earth communities in the process of doing that and the establishing of the over sight of the departments. so we already have a model in place, and they like the opportunity to pick our brains and learn from us and things that work well and things that we would like to do. but they also wanted to point out that the regional forum wouldn't be complete without san
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francisco participating. some of the things they talked about would be 1421 and the panel of the transparency law. there is a comparison of oversight models and i think supervisor ronen will speak to that and oversight of county correctional facilities. what i did is brought a flier. it's in oakland on -- i got the flier. i got to find it. >> may 3. >> may 3, 8:30 to 4:30, one day, at the kaiser center in oakland. afterwards they're having a reception and would encourage everyone to attend as well. network reception on the shores of lake mer rit. i think it's really important for us in our backyard and even though it's a national organization, this one is focused on the regional oversight group. so i would ask that we -- i would ask that we consider have members participate in this and have a show. andening i don't think we're
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limit -- i don't think we're limited by three because it is a training. >> i would point out, too, the cost is $75, but they are flexible on the cost because they want more people to attend than not. i am sending most of my office. they have allowed me to send all of the unpaid staff and interns to attend for free because they think it's important. but i would strongly encourage folks to come to get the information and participate if you want to come. >> is there a commissioner or commissioners who can commit or volunteer now? >> commissioner: i can do it. and i can throw -- >> i can. >> i can. i couldn't make the meeting on friday. they had a planning meeting on friday. i checked in with them and gave me this information. >> right. >> commissioner: i want to ask city attorney's office. are we limited? i don't think we're limited to three people attending something like that. >> no. you are not limited. but i do ask that the commission, if there is a quorum
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of commissioners there, that they do use common sense and disperse. >> right. >> and don't look at one another. >> a don't talk to each other. >> three of you can sit together. but the fourth shows up, he's got to sit on the other side. >> i will forward an email to the commission office and send the information out. i certainly at this point would commit unless somebody comes up. there's two of us. and you're going to go as well. and i have another thing i wanted to talk about. and i don't know about this but i got some phone calls asking me what's going on with the police department and tasers and are they preparing to unveil and unroll tasers or roll out plan? i know nothing, so wondering if we can have a check in to see because that is important if we other going to roll it out, it is important for us as the commissioners to know that is going to happen. and i just am ignorant. i don't know anything about it and if they are right, but sometimes when there's rumblings and when there's smoke, there is
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fire. good to get a report on that to see where we are and what the status is. >> okay. we'll do that in a meeting in may, not next week, though. >> okay. thank you. ready for the next item. >> the public is now invited to comment on line items 2a through 2d. >> any public comment on the items we have discussed so far? good evening. >> my name is magic altman. i didn't hear anything in the chief's report about the case of true love. jamal true love an aspiring actor and hip-hop artist spent more than eight years behind bars after being sentenced to life in prison. how come parole officers frame an individual, send him to prison for eight years for a murder he did not commit? that cost the city over $10 million, and they get off scot-free. how can they be retired without


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