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i'm a resident for sunnydale,
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and i live in hope of the hope s.f. -- in one of the hope s.f. sites in san francisco. i am here on behalf of sunnydale residents to remind you all that sunnydale was built 77 years ago, and these housings for specifically for temporary ship workers at that time, and we're still occupying those units, and with that being said, our families are basically sharing units with pests, infestation of roaches, mildew, mold, never ending plumbing and maintenance issues. and i just want to let you know that sunnydale and potrero have been forgotten, and this will increase the level of life for residents in sunnydale and potrero. thank you. >> my name is arturo hernandez,
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i'm here to represent our mission, no eviction. we're in a neighborhood who has lost 10,000 people who have been gentrified. 8,000 of those were latinos. i know an elderly woman who is currently renting a closet for $700 a month. i was going to call and report the landlord, but she begged me not to do that because she would be evicted and would have nowhere else to live. i know a family that's living in a back yard. he setup -- the landlord setup three tents, tossed them a hose and gave them an extension cords. i know many people that live beside freeways, under bridges.
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it is criminal to take these tents away. if you're not going to provide a place to people to live then you should not be taking their tents away. if you look at somebody who makes $15 an hour, and we're talking about janitor's, busboys, and maids. that's $410. you can't make it at the end of the month. and then, your credit goes bad, and you go to apply for a place to live, and you can't get in because you've got bad credit. i was part of the last bond that was put together. i'm part of the committee that put that bond together. i'm here to tell you that our mission, no eviction is in
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support of this bond, but i'm here to tell you -- [inaudible] >> clerk: thank you. >> hello. my name is clyde jenkins. i live in sunnydale. i would like to thank you, those of you that came out to our community. we feel it's important, the impact of that bond, and you guys coming out to see and actually walking through our community was a big step. we have never had anything that impactful which you guys coming to our community. like a lot of people said, there's a lot of communities that feel like they're isolated, and sunnydale and
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potrero feel like that. you guys actually recognizing that and actually trying to do something, it really means a lot to that community. we are totally for the bond. we glad that we are actually being thought about in the bond. there is -- there's been situations where we just -- the community has just been living with just things that you wouldn't even think that a community shouldn't be living like that, so i want to thank you guys for coming out and even considering this that would make a very big impact on the sunnydale community. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name's ken trey, retired social studies teachers, and i'm here representing the united educate i donors of san francisco. i remember when the housing
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crisis first started, around 2008 or so, and shortly after, our department chair had to go down the peninsula. he was leaving the city and he couldn't imagine supporting his family with the expenses of this city. walking to this meeting, i'm sure everyone has passed the folks living on the street. we all know it's appalling in such a wealthy city such as ours, with the third most billionaires in the world, that we can't support our own. so uesf is glad that the bond is going forward. we've been advocating for years that we need housing for
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teachers and nurses and show makers and those -- shoe makers and those doing the work. but uesf doesn't want that at the expense of low-income workers, our own paraeducators and their families. we're glad this is $100 million extra coming aboard with the bond funding. we would ask that the city add another $20 million to supply educator housing, which would support middle-income teachers and paraeducator housing. thanks. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is anabelle, and i'm here with the united educate i
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don't remember -- educators of san francisco. we're here to support that $100 million of the bond to support teachers and affordable housing opportunity for housing that's currently in the pipeline. this will allow them to continue to live and work in san francisco to provide our students a quality education. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. peter papadopolous with the mission economic development agency, and i wanted to start by saying the $600 million, if we are able to move this forward would be obviously a very significant step towards addressing the crisis issues we
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have around housing. i want to echo a few of the thoughts we heard and maybe expand upon them. senior and supportive housing i think are critical steps, and we heard a lot particularly in this area around this issue of extremely low-income and where these folks are finding themselves right now in trying to make sure, especially in these areas as well as in the wider population, we really make sure to meet those e.l.i. needs which are a real challenge. they're a challenge here for all of us. they're a challenge on the day-to-day lives. we've heard some great testimony just how intense it is trying to stay in this city. we agree that additional geographic expansion is an important step across the city and and making sure that affordable housing is available across the
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city. and we want to make sure that neighborhoods that are seeing high level of gentrification, eviction does, displacement -- eviction doe evictions, displacement, and loss of affordable housing, also have their needs met, as well, and we want to see a structural development for ongoing public housing, that we're committing that it's part of infrastructure, and we're going to keep coming down to it as part of a larger sort of equity growth plan for the city which we'd like to keep discussing. thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm sarah short. i'm with community housing par nership. we're a community housing provider, and we house folks
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that are formerly homeless in permanent affordable housing in san francisco. so obviously, we have a great stake in this bond, and we enthusiastically support it. we know that some of the final details are still being worked out in terms of the specific allocations to the specific buckets, and we are really hopeful that you'll come to some good resolutions shortly because we need this to go on the ballot. and thank you for all your hard work behind that. we also are -- as much as we do support this bond, we're acutely aware of the large need that we have, and that the bond is not unfortunately going to cover that. judge in our pipeline alone for district 6, where we happen to be located, the number is actually larger than what the bond provides for the entire
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pipeline. so we do encourage you to consider doing the five-year reup and making sure that this bond doesn't fizzle out when we don't think we need the need anymore because we'll always have the need. unfortunately, our city for a long time has relied on public housing as our primary source of housing for extremely low-income residents, and the picture has greatly changes especially in terms of the federal funding, and so we need to be, you know, very cognizant of the great need as well as the dropping incomes and, you know, economic injustice has also contributed to a larger need for people at that income level. and when we talk about seniors, that's --
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>> clerk: thank you. >> thank you, members. my name is arnold townsend -- reverend arnold townsend. i had the pleasure, i believe, of working on this somewhat with all of the people who were concerned and worked on the committee to put the initiative together. let me just say that we live in the first period in history where in the wealthy covet the homes and the neighborhoods of the poor. with that, i watched the african american community lose about 50,000 people and i'm being conservative in my estimate since i've been living in this town. and that happens because people move into your neighborhood and some move in to live with you, and others move in to replace you. we've had too much of the
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latter kind. so i appreciate board president yee and mayor breed for cooperating, working together to do this. it is a lesson that many of our housing advocates could learn about how we're going to resolve or at least start working on resolving the housing issues. we're living in a society where the very low-income, those who are homeless and those who used to live in hotels have to compete with teachers and union -- labor -- how in the world does that happen? any city? so we've got to -- happen in any city? so we've got to move that forward. please use this to maintain neighborhood. we don't have a problem with our neighborhood being called
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an african american community. you may. it is to us. thank you. >> good afternoon, residents. my name is carlos, and i'm a resident of the mission and i've had the privilege for the last 2.5 years to fight alongside residents as they've gone through evictions. i've helped seniors and adults, documented and undocumented alike. the one thing i've learned is that suffering is a matter of degrees. there are some that have greater opportunities to get themselves out of the situations that they find themselves in than others. and i would definitely say that as we're living in a city with a growing income inequality gap, the only thing that stays consistent is the gap for those lower income families grows along with them. it's important for us to be intentional how we're spending this money, making sure that
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the low-income community residents are going to be the ones that are safeguarded the most. and on top of that, the new housing that does get built, that we're intentional where it gets built, too. so that people have the opportunity to remain in the neighborhoods that are so special. if not, before you know it, there's a neighborhood that remains but the thing that made is special is gone because the people are no longer there. i would advocate also for this to be an ongoing five-year bond, as well. >> supervisors, my name is mateo. i'm really hoping that we'll
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move together, you know, some of us that are more campaign focused are already thinking about, like, what's the next four months going to look like? and we want to be with you, excited about the contents of the bond, about a heavy and significant investment into senior housing, into an investment for, you know, brothe brothe brothers and sisters in public housing and how we can bring this forward. and i think how we can have this conversation about how's how's -- how we can make a housing bond an ongoing issue is fundamental to making incremental changes in public housing going forward. so we're excited to work with you to get to a point where we all in community are excited about a $600 million affordable
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bond, which is incredibly exciting for everybody in the room and for everybody on the board of supervisors. and you know, we look forward to them working with you following that into getting the support of san francisco voters for this incredibly important initiative. thank you. >> supervisors, this is sarah wan. our council strongly supports this mention, and i especially mentioned, this is a very special one that i have first time that will place senior into permanent place. and we also hope that we can work together to keep our families and youth in the city and also work with different districts and neighborhoods to understand specific needs and strategies, so i look forward
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to working with you all. thank you. >> yes. good afternoon, supervisors. i notice the frask said it's a $5a -- graphic said it's a $500 million bond, but i got here late. i very much agree with calvin's stats on this. one of the issues of hyperinflation is that the people of the past who are living in a -- a value system that was real then and now we're living in an imaginary financial system as far as they're concerned. i would normally like to give a minute of silence for iris
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canada, a 100-year-old woman who died because she was evicted from her land. she was -- if i calculate right, she retired when the minimum wage was $1.60, and she can't keep up -- she couldn't keep up with the cost of living, and where we would cherish people who have long survival, she becomes expendable and disposable. so the issue of hyperinflation, i would urge you to consider, as you're developing this bond, first of all to not encourage the bond sales from overseas, but to encourage the bond sales from local people so that it becomes very much a local investment and that people willing to invest in this city are urged to buy.
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the other aspect of it is that if there's an economic -- [inaudible] >> chair fewer: next speaker, please. >> members of the board, abe fujikawa, and i want to echo my colleagues' statements. what an impressive lineup today. it certainly seems that working together, we have more than a fighting chance to pass this bond when it comes out on the other side. i want to mention one issue that was raised when we participated in the senior housing bond committee and we worked with the dignity fund and many other senior organizations to make should recommendations. and i wanted to sort of address one issue with respect to the unaffordability of affordable housing, particularly for seniors. although we raise that as a
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critique of the existing system, we also proposed a solution, and that solution is to create a relatively modest subsidy program that would bring down senior and affordable housing to the level of 15% a.m.i. we're proud to be working with supervisor peskin that will be announced on tuesday a program that will bring a majority of units to 15 to 25% a.m.i. there's a solution. we really appreciate the work of this bord, tard, with the ms office, and we can fix this housing with programs such as this. >> chair fewer: thank you. next speaker.
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>> i want to remind you that folks that are working in nonprofit housing with really struggling with housing. it's disheartening to hear my co-workers talk about leaving the work that we do helping homeless people and housing, and they go to another job. i know one of the people that i work with, the other full-time job that he works goes toward the rent. some of the people that i've worked with over the years end up on wait lists, and i see them deteriorating out on the street. it's not because they lost a job, it's because the overwhelming stress of trying to navigation employment and barriers that society puts on us and these overwhelming rent, it's crushing to people, so we really need to be prioritizing
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housing that people can move into and live in. thanks. >> chair fewer: thank you. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is lorenzo. i am a community organizer in the tenderloin and south of market. so i think the -- first of all, i'd like to thank you all for, like, hopefully making this happen, and you know focus on more the need of who are actually be most need for more housing. so i'm particularly focusing on, like, you know, seniors, seniors housing -- senior housing because they work so hard to make, you know, to help build our city. and giving them this important attention for them to being housed is so important. so i believe we should allocate
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a portion that would actually be for our senior housing. so -- and the other thing is that it is so also important that we should provide funding for preservation of rent controlled buildings. i can tell you, i've been working with tenants in the tenderloin. we've been fighting the monster, which has been, like, trying to evict them from their housing for the past three years. you know, they -- what monster did was, he, like, tried to increase the rent by 70%. so we were able to successfully fight it, but we know it's not the final solution. the final solution is to buy that building and buy it and convert it to permanently affordable housing by making a nonprofit, like, buy it. so i think if we would -- you
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know, this housing bond would help a lot, in, like, doing a lot for the small size housing. so i am excited to vote for the -- >> chair fewer: thank you very much. i appreciate it. is anyone else for public comment here on this item? seeing none, public comment is now closed. colleagues, i h'd like to voten these two items separately -- oh, supervisor yee. >> president yee: yeah. i just wanted to make sure we thank the public for coming out today. although we were hoping to make some final amendments, after all, we just found out an extra $100 million less than a week ago, i believe, or about a week ago. i was hoping for a miracle, but it didn't happen. the miracle was the $100 million. so thank you once again, and i have a lot of confidence that
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the -- my colleagues and i and the mayor's office will get to something by next week, and then, we can move on. it's true, it's been a collaborative effort to get us to where we need to go, and it's kind of nice to actually have a measure where we're not having competing measures that are fighting each other, and this is a good process that i'm enjoying. so i think what we need to do -- i don't know if we need to actually continue these items until we can make these amendments, so i'd like -- mr. givner, givner. so i'd like to make an amendment to move these items to the next budget and finance
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committee meeting? >> chair fewer: thank you, president yee. i'd like to say thank you, president yee and thank you to the mayor for working on this so needed bond to help people stay in san francisco. overdue. thank you so much for the leadership. so yes, you have a motion. there's a motion on the table to continue these two items, is that correct, president? >> president yee: yes. >> chair fewer: okay. >> president yee: what's the date? >> chair fewer: the next budget meeting? >> clerk: june 13. >> chair fewer: and i would like to second president yee's motion. can we take that without objection? done. bam, it's done. thank you, also, to the public for coming out. madam clerk, would you please read item 6. >> clerk: item 6 is a hearing to identify the youth commission's budget priorities for fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 and requesting the youth commission to report. >> chair fewer: thank you very much. and i believe we have our youth
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commissioners here. >> hi. all right. hello, supervisors. good afternoon. thank you for having us? my name is calvin, and i'm the legislative affairs officer for the youth commission. i also represent district 5 on the commission. with me today are commissioners dawn, min, thai, hilton, and hurgi, and we are here to present the youth commission's budget policy and priorities for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 fiscal years.
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so the primary charted function of the youth commission is to advise the mayor and board of supervisors on the unmet needs budgetary policy of youth in san francisco, and so throughout the year, we fulfill this function mainly by referring legislation that is referred to us by the board, by supporting community initiatives for youth and by bringing individual issues and concerns affecting youth to you directly as supervisors. however, the youth commission's annual budget and policy priorities report is the result of a more comprehensive process of outreach to our communities and our constituents and affects the most important and pressing concerns of youth in san francisco with action steps that we urge you to take in order to address those concerns. so we were here before on february 13 to present our preliminary version mainly
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dedicated to budgetary recommendations? we are back here today with a basically finalized set of recommendations, and we -- the final report will be circulated to your offices in the upcoming weeks. so this year, the commission has six big priorities in three policy areas. civic engagement, housing and land use and transformative justice. so we are going to present each one of those priorities. each priority has a set of recommendations that are sort of actionable steps that we think the city should take to meet the concerns of youth? and just to note that these priorities have been the culmination of work over several months, so they may not exactly reflect current events. so for example, we are actually quite pleased that the mayor's
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housing bond has mentioned specifically transitional age youth as a population to receive housing under the bond. so without further adieu, i will turn it over to the rest of the commissioners to present the priorities. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm commissioner min. in light of the rising tension in our current political climate, the youth commission believes -- the youth commission believes it is all the more important to include youth in politics and legislation that will affect them in the years to come. currently, young people in san francisco are voiceless in local politics even though many of us drive, work, pay taxes
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and regularly take part in rallies. the youth commission strongly urges the board to support assembly member evan low's amendment and the movement which would grant youth suffrage. next, i hope we can all agree that the foundation of any functioning democracy is a strong civic engagement, and that is why our commission has been dedicated towards providing youth the necessary resources and preregistering to vote. our -- through our civic engagement committee, we have already registered over 50 people, and the question may come up, then, how does preregistering contribute towards our democracy? well, data proves that
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engagement in the political process at a young age instills lifelong habits of performing civic duty. thus, the youth commission strongly urges the board to work with the san francisco unified school district on implementing board education resolution 162.23-a-3, that the department of children, youth, and their families require that their youth serving agencies provide preregistration options, and that the board and dcyf to work with the school board in fulfilling their previously committed voter education policies. and finally, we -- we do hope that the board continues to support the department of elections and their budgetary needs. so without further adieu, i'm going to pass it on to commissioner dong. >> my name is maggie dong, and
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i am the vice chair of the housing and land use committee, and i'm here to present priority three, which is to increase emergency shelter options and permanent housing options for transitional age youth. so our first suggestion is to complete the 2015 housing plan. the goal of this plan was to complete 400 units of permanent supportive housing by 2015. but four years past the few date there is still 120 units that have not been completed? our suggestion for the department of homelessness and supportive housing is to actually allocate 120 of their 700 units that they will be providing in other projects and to take that and to allocate that for transitional age youth. second is to commit to a new 2025 t.a.y. housing plan.
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so other than the 2015 t.a.y. housing plan, there has not been another housing plan for this population? we know there is still a need of supportive housing for t.a.y., and that exceeds the 2015 goals, so clearly, there is a need for a new ten-year plan in order to provide the sufficient amount of housing? and the third point is to construct a t.a.y. navigation center. so as we've discussed in the budgetary priority presentation, the t.a.y. navigation center is still not constructed. the board of supervisors promised it would be established by 2018, but we're still not seeing any progress despite there being funded allocated for it already, and i will pass it on to jose. >> hello.
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i'm commissioner thai. i'm the chair of the housing committee and district 8 youth commissioner. community based organizations are on the front line, providing housing to youth experiencing homelessness. they are doing their best to provide these services while being severely overstretched and over capacity. i can tell you that the system is challenging to navigate and not all services are adequate to serve youth. since there's no adequate services, this leads youth to be unsupported as well as lead to commit acts of survival. and now i'll be introducing the transformative justice committee's priorities. priority 4 is to continue the
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expansion of alternatives to incarceration for youth in t.a.y. and encouraging the closure of juvenile hall at 850 bryant, to expand youth court, and to hold a hearing regarding the t.a.y. population in san francisco jails. the connection between youth homelessness and incarceration shows that their needs are not being met. >> so we would be -- it's a continuation of -- as a continuation of priority four, we would urge you to continue
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funding holistic services such as behavioral health therapy and drug screening services. we want to stress the effects of trauma on young people, and that is one of the reasons why people end up in places like youth guidance center, so it's important to have youth guidance centers that treat the effects of trauma before young people are introduced to the juvenile justice system? we would also like to urge the -- like, the voices of formally -- formerly incarcerated youth on committees and panels, similar to the youth, and incentivize the priorities of being on these panels and also to make monetary investments that
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support young people in and around the juvenile justice system? and our last point, we would like to reform the cash bail system as it's an unfair system that unnecessarily impacts low-income communities that don't necessarily have kbhaacc to that monetary bail. [inaudible] >> -- s.f. children of incarcerated parents bill of rights. it explicitly details the rights of young children with parents in systems of incarcerations, the issues they
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deal witand explicitly detail their rights. so our second point on priority five is to create a school district -- school district liaison role inside of jails to support students with incarcerated parents and support connections within the school district for students with incarcerated parents. our fourth and final point is to ensure regular evaluations of the police department's youth at time of arrest protocols set forth in d.g.o. 7.04. this program trains new officers in, like, situations of arrest where there are children present because we think it's important, especially going back to the juvenile trauma of people in the juvenile justice system, seeing very harsh arrest situations of your parents or
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family members can be very, like, negatively impactful on young people, and we would like to make sure that all police officers in sfpd's department are trained in arrest protocols, including young people, and using the basis of these training programs by taking the experiences of young people who were present at their parents -- at the time of their parents' arrest and making sure their voices are included in these training programs. thank you. >> good afternoon. my name is alexander. i am also a mayoral appointee. i'm representing priority 6, which is implement and invest in san francisco police department's juvenile resource officers and san francisco unified school district's youth cognitive development trainings and culturally relevant youth trainings. the first is required trainings
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for police officers on youth focused deescalation tactics. the youth commission has -- the youth commission strongly advocates that there be -- that there be trainings throughout the san francisco police department for all officers that focus on interacting with youth because youth brains do not develop fully until they're around 25, and we need -- and the san francisco police department -- we advocate each officer receives these trainings, so if they're interacting with a youth, that they're not be sort of any escalation of this interaction, that there be sort of a general sense of calm, that the youth does not feel sort of threatened. and also, we want the trainings to deal -- to also deal with trauma because we don't want the youth to experience any trauma during these interactions which should not any ways invoke trauma.
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we advocate that -- we the youth commission advocate that there be widespread youth trainings for all. we ask that they expand these trainings for the school resource officers and juvenile probation department especially because these two subsets of the police department interact and are bound to interact with youth more frequently, and we advocate that they be for all people working in these categories. the mayor and the board of supervisors ensure wide spread distribution of know your rights initiative. over the years, the youth commission has worked with the
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police commission of accountability on the know your rights program. one is pamphlets that explicitly explains the rights that youth have with police. for example, the recent edition of the all 17 year olds do need representation. the other is workshop for youth that are sort of all -- that deal with possible interactions and possible instances where they could be talking with police. so we want to make sure that the board of supervisors and mayor distributes the pamphlets where youth congregate. so for instance, san francisco unified school district, social media, and other places that youth congregate, such as rec centers in order to make sure that youth get the information
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that they need and the information that they should get when dealing with police interactions. and then, the next is to widen and expand the youth-police interactions that we've started this year. so the youth commission's transformative justice committee has hosted a youth police roundtable this past march. they've met with chief scott many times, and they've also talked with other members of the police department and had other meetings to start building bridges and start getting more work done regarding to several issues with justice for youth, so we want to expand that, and some of that involves having a quarter -- having a quarterly plea -- chief youth advisory roundtable. we also want there to be an annual youth police roundtable.
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and also more -- and also, we want there to be a youth seat on the police commission so that the police commission can have -- while dealing with issues pertaining to youth can have an actual voice of a youth on that commission to help with navigating decisions regarding youth in the police department. turn it over to commissioner dong. >> we just want to acknowledge some of our community partners and city partners for helping us and inviting our budget and policy priorities? this concludes our presentation, and we will be available for questions if you have any. >> chair fewer: president yee? >> president yee: yeah. i just want to thank the youth for coming out and probably the whole youth commission in putting this plan together. it looks like it's been well
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thought out, and there's -- everything that you presented today was really exciting. i'm excited to see youth, those 16 come back. i know we made an attempt to get that passed a few years ago, and several of the youth that came from my district were actually disappointed. i'm hoping that with this time around, that with all your help and everybody's help on the board of supervisors, that we can get this passed. so i will volunteer myself to help you pass that. the other thing -- the idea of having a youth representative on the youth -- on the police commission is a great idea. i think we have that in other
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entities, whether it's city college board. they have a student rep. on the san francisco unified school district, they have a student rep on that board, so nothing new. i think we need a voice there that's representing the youth. so if that's something we need to do regarding an ordinance, i will help do that. thank you. >> chair fewer: thank you. supervisor ronen? >> supervisor ronen: i just want to say i think you made my day because despite my advanced age, i agree with every one of your recommendations, and am really proud to be working on some of them. go closure of juvenile hall yesterday, 10-1 vote.
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it was pretty amazing. yes, snap for that. i also just want to echo and mention that it's really frustrating that we haven't opened up the t.a.y. navigation center yet. the fact that we have put money in the budget two years, and the fact that we still don't know if there's a site that's feasible is extremely, extremely frustrating. i was talking to jeff kosinski, the director of supportive and homeless housing about it. i know we're looking in district 5 specifically for the site because that is where most of the homeless youth in our city are, but there comes a point where we have to look close by if we can't open it right in district 35 because it's not okay that we've now gone 2 years with the site
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funded or the program funded and no site found. so i wanted to echo and share your priority in that direction and hope to work with you in really pushing to get some final action on that. but overall, just such a great, thoughtful report and set of priorities. you make us proud, and so glad we have a youth commission in san francisco because your voice is so critical. and it's also an important check on adults who are, you know, writing our laws and are focused in the right places and are making the right policies and youth agree with some of this direction -- or disagree, but it's really important to know that. thank you so much for all of your hard work. >> sorry. through the chair, if i may
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address that. thank you for your support, and also our full report in mock up form here, we'll be distributing that very soon to your offices, and it has a lot of background information and statistics and sort of elements that we hope that you can review when it comes out. >> chair fewer: okay. thank you. supervisor mandelman. >> supervisor mandelman: yeah, i'll be brief. i just wanted to say how impressed i was by this presentation, by this extraordinary document. we talked the last time you were here in february about unfulfilled promises, the t.a.y. navigation and homeless transition for a.g.s, and i hope that the city will move more aggressively over the next year on fulfilling some of those promises than we have over the past years.
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so hoping that in the near term, we can figure out a way to get the juvenile facility closed, as well. so thank you, youth commission. >> chair fewer: thank you. [please stand by]
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>> was that, you know, they serve 90% students of color, a third of them come from households where english is not the main language. 54 languages are spoken in the san francisco school district. i want to say that i think the housing site that the one that is in g5, i hope this is in the housing bond to complete that. it hadn't been completed yet.
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i would like to see some permanent support of housing for our youth. the navigation center is only for 90 days. it is not a permanent solution. millions of dollars go to this. i would actually see permanent housing. i want to commend you. this is great. again, i would say the committees we have set up with the school district, also with city college. we also want city college to capture through a voting registration which i don't see. i have been to city college to register folks, i don't see a robust effort. a lot of the kids graduate at the age of 17. you can register a year earlier actually than 18. perfect when there is required course that is an apg course
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required for graduation we add that to the curriculum so every student with the ability to vote, hopefully everyone, those particularly who have proper documentation in this country will be able to vote, also, and every voice will be heard. i want to thank you very much. i look forward to hearing more about this. when i look at this what i don't see are sort of the budget asks for this. how we operate here is people have a list and a little thing that says how much money should be allocated. that takes another step of thought. how much would it take to add caughtly implement this? in which budget should it go into? if you want workshops should
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that be out of the police budget, out of which budget should that come from or is it something that the youth commission wanted to take on themselves to help design that? anyway, i think that what as this committee looks to is actually a budget number. again, i was a big supporter of 16. i did a video awhile ago. i don't know if you still have those in the archives. i will say that it is promising, and it is time where this country is around the lack of participation of people voting. this particular election in 2016 has sparked interest in people that they know they must actually voice their opinion
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about things like student debt, like gun control, like a future for our youth here in the world but also in our country. thank you. any other comments? >> supervisor stefani: i want to thank you all for coming out and sharing your perspective. it is great to hear from the youth and i want to encourage you to engage with me as i continue my work on the blue ribbon panel with the juvenile justice system. it is something i care deeply about. there are many ways to repurpose juvenile hall in a way that is going to better outcomes for youth. as we develop plans to deal with the problems that have been mentioned, i encourage you to engage with me as i continue my work on the blue ribbon panel.
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thank you. >> thank you so much. we will be reaching out to you about that. thank you. >> just, chair fewer, to respond to your question about budget numbers. for this committee the youth commission has limited capacity. we have been trying to bring up the policy considerations. i think this year we will probably not be able to come with a more elaborate report on actual numbers. we will take that request into consideration and think about ways to try to adjust our capacity to provide that in coming years. it will help all of us to sort of figure out, you know, what we can do, when, how we can accomplish these recommendations. >> thank you very much.
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madam clerk, i would like to file this item. i make a motion. could i have a second. supervisor mandelman, thank you very much. is there any other business before us today? >> we are adjourned.