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support the immediate adoption of this ordinance and also acknowledge the concerns raised by local 28. we're appreciative of the work that supervisor mandelman has tak taken. we commit to supporting supervisor mandelman and local 38 to find a path forward. this is a critical moment for san francisco and california [indiscernible] san francisco can and will make a huge impact on the state. we really hope to work with multiple cities in san francisco and for the governor to encourage a state-wide ordinance. there is still a lot of work to be done to pass this.
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>> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> i'm a constituent in district three. we all know the science. we have less than 10 years to take climate action and this will be a major first step [indiscernible] prohibiting the natural gas in our buildings is important to me because i'm concerned about climate change. we need to do something about it right now. this is a crucial moment for climate change [indiscernible] climate solutions. >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm a resident of district three. i wanted to say thanks to supervisors mandelman and dean
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preston for all their hard work on this. despite the loopholes [indiscernible] ready requirements is a loophole for small development approximates. i want us to continue the path this ordinance will put us on. we've been waiting years for climate change action. frankly, the experience of this process does not bode well for the challenge ahead of us. i applaud supervisor mandelman for doing so much of the heavy lifting and i hope other supervisors will step up. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hello, i'm a constituent in
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district two. we all know the science and that the window is quickly closing for being able to do anything significant about climate change and global warming. we have [indiscernible] i own an old victorian home. [indiscernible] i even have some fixtures where there is a leak going up and used to be part of a gaslight. at the same time, an electrical fixture, where you can screw in a light bulb.
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we are at a [indiscernible] urgent than was the case 140 years ago. so i hope that the board will move on this without any carve outs and to move expeditiously. we have to begin to figure out ways of preserving the future for future generations before we all burn up. so i do want san francisco to lead in this regard and task the all-electric reconstruction ordinance and get working on climate solutions right away. thank you very much. qulnchts thank you for your time. next speaker, please. you'll>> clerk: thank you for y time. next speaker, please. you'll have two minutes. >> i want to commend san
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francisco for passing this ordinance and the process of doing that. i think it's important you understand the three safety issues of not going ahead with this. the first would be the effect of the carbon dioxide in the sphere. the natural gas is equal to the combustion of natural gas. by not doing this, we're putting burning coal into the atmosphere. the second thing is the nitrogen dioxide from cooking is harmful to young asthma patients and we need to move away from that. the third is there's been explosions, one of which on your door shep [indiscernible] killed eight people. for safety's sake, please go
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ahead with this as soon as possible. we [indiscernible] thank you>> clerk: i believe that was our last caller. can you confirm if there are any more callers? >> operator: that was the last caller. >> clerk: mr. chair. >> chair: madam clerk. >> clerk: that was our last caller. >> chair: i understand that. i believe that supervisor safai had a comment. >> thank you, mr. chair. again, i just want to thank supervisor mandelman and his team for keeping us informed and the department of environment
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for staying on top of this in terms of getting information to us and answering all of our questions. the office of economic and workforce development for working with us. i'm happy to say that the majority of the questions i had last week we have an answer or a path forward on. with regard to the development agreement, office of economic workforce and development is going to continue to work with the d.b.i. on their administrative bulletin. i think supervisor mandelman might have referenced that, but in terms of the impairment language and the process of implementation, i think we narrowed it down to essentially treasure island that had some of the most reservations. i think with the impairment language and working with d.b.i. and the impairment bulletins, we're going to get there. i think the good news is a lot
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of the horizontal development has done, but there is still room for changes to the vertical development. so all the folks that called, i think that is one we can check off. i think we're good. i'm not asking for any amendments or adjustments. the second thing is the building trade adjustments. i know supervisor mandelman cares about that. i want to reiterate my support for there to be further conversations, working with the building trades and local 38 in particular. if there's way i'm happy to do. the one issue that is perplexing to me and it is on the conversation around transformers, i just know from practice over the years that i worked with the planning and the building department and those
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proposing developments, that they can have standoff and de y delay. [indiscernible] -- i want to continue to work on the issue. i'm going to ask the committee to duplicate the file so we can work on that. i think that will be a continued, positive step because if we continue to work that out, it will capture more buildings and allow for buildings to be all electric in cases they might not be. the way i understand the issue is we can't just make a blanket statement which will allow for all buildings to transform in the public right of way. there has to be a review of the
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process. we intend for that to be the case. i would like to work with those. the last issue is a very, very small subset of what chair peskin said, in instances with restaurants and new construction. i understand the language that was put in that says someone can go through the process of appealing and asking for a waiver. it's just a process of how that plays out in real life. if you are intending to put in a waiver, it is financially infeasible and possibly technically infeasible after the fact if the lines are not there. that's along thing we're going to look at in our duplicated file so we can finalize those
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last ones. one will be the climate action club and wanting to see more buildings have more electric. that will be a positive step in dealing with the transformers. and the restaurant issue, i think because we created a process for a waiver, it has to be an actual and usable process for a waiver. i think there's more work to be done there. i would make a motion to duplicate the file. i don't know if i need a second for that. >> no, you don't. you can do that as a matter of right, as a member of this committee, supervisor. >> correct. and in the convening week, i will work on both issues, but certainly the restaurant issue because i think that is something that can be worked on more quickly.
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we have made progress since this was introduced in june. i know it's been awkward about since last year, but it was definitely introduced in june. you're beating my timeline in terms of when supervisor peskin worked on the inclusionary housing and how much time it took from the beginning of the spring all the way to thanksgiving. this has gone at a very accelerated pace. i believe and agree that our environmental crisis demands that we do that. it's just these last two issus.s
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>> chair: thank you, supervisor. >> let me just start by thanking you for all the work that has gone into this clearly. everyone mentioned, particularly the environmental advocates who have held all of our collective feet to the fire, appropriately so, in trying to push things forwa forward, particularly what we've heard about from the chinese chamber and building trades. there is a collective hearing from colleagues and shared by our other colleagues on the
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board to seriously engage around the just transition issues around this legislation moves forward. supervisor mandelman, through the chair, thank you for your work on this over what i think has been about a year balancing the interests. there is an urgent impact in terms of the overall emissions, household and family health and safety.
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i would like to be added as a co-sponsor and i would like to move this item to the full board with recommendation. >> clerk: thank you, supervisor. ms. rafael from the department of the environment, i would like you to speak to the legislation in general and the amendments that you have heard this afternoon. the floor is yours. >> chair: where are you? >> i see myself but not on the
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screen. >> that's a background in san pablo bay. >> chair: i thought your office was getting better. >> i didn't realize that was my background. i'm not speaking from there, but my home office. i'm very grateful. the issues raised are important and fair. we cannot -- supervisor peskin, you brought this up in the very first hearing that is critical for our society. i feel like the department of building inspection and all the other city agency agencies willn
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this. i am committed to working with everyone and excited to get going. thank you for this opportunity. >> chair: thank you, ms. rafael. do you do that in conjunction with the office of economic and workforce development or do you have that function within your department? >> we work very closely with joaquin tores and the office of development. we will be working with them to get developers ready to comply with this ordinance and to understand the legalities of their compliance, what those issues are. and of course we work very closely with them on labor and workforce development as well. one of the benefits of this ordinance is the opportunity for
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green jobs and to support retraining of folks and new training of folks to benefit from the green economy. >> chair: ms. rafael earlier the chief sponsor supervisor mandelman spoke to that exact concept as it relates to recycled water that has proven very successful in other communities. it may or may not be a good fit for san francisco given how old it is. any comments on that? >> that would be speaking out of my expertise range. my colleagues in the p.u.c. are much more knowledgeable than that. clearly the concept of recycled water and using as much water resources outside of our groundwater is attractive and
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important. the feasibility of it is. i don't have the expertise to comment on it. >> chair: thank you, ms. rafael. supervisor safai, would you like to make a motion to continue the duplicated file to the call of the chair as you work on the mentioned amendments that you are working on? >> i would, mr. chair, but can we make it continued to next week because i believe i'll have it continued to then. >> chair: absolutely. if you make a motion to duplicate the file to november the 2nd. >> so moved. >> chair: madam clerk, on that motion, a roll call. [ roll call ]
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>> chair: then i believe that supervisor preston made a motion to move this file that was amended, which amendments were substantive a week ago, and i will add there may be some amendments at the full board that would not be substantive that sponsor mandelman and co-sponsor preston are working on. on that motion made by supervisor preston, send this item as previously amended with recommendation and the understanding that there could be more substantive changes at the full board. on that motion, a roll call.
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>> can we clarify this amendment? >> there is no amendment. the item was amended a week ago. there were no amendments made or offered today. i was merely saying for the record to all that are listening -- and i could drill down into this a little bit. supervisor mandelman and i have significant conversations today about the board of examiners, which appellate body has met two times in the next three years. we may only go to the board appeals. those things could happen at the full board next week. they are non-substantive in nature. i was saying to the public that
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there may be some amendments that are forthcoming. but your motion to move this to the full board with recommendation is before us on that motion. madam clerk, a roll call. [ roll call ]]. >> chair: next item, please>> clerk: item 2 is an ordinance amending the administrative code to require sellers of multifamily residential buildings to provide a new right of first offer and right of first refusal to qualified nonprofit organizations if a multifamily residential building is not under contract or remains unsold after one year and after each year thereafter; require sellers to provide additional disclosures to qualified nonprofit organizations; provide information to current tenants,
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and assist qualified nonprofits with due diligence; and allow multifamily residential buildings acquired by qualified nonprofit organizations under the community opportunity to purchase act . members of the public should call the number streaming on the screen, 415-655-0001, and use access code 146 347 8588. press pound and pound again. mr. chair. >> chair: supervisor fewer, the floor is yours. we continued this as amended to today's meeting. if you have any comments, the floor is yours. >> thank you. supervisor fewer is not able to be here today. i am the legislative aide to supervisor fewer. good afternoon, supervisors. thank you for having me. as you just mentioned, chair peskin, at last week's hearing supervisor fewer spoke about the purpose of this legislation and
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thanked all of our community partners and co-sponsors for all of their support on this. as you all know, the community opportunity to purchase act has helped our qualified non-profits purchase apartment buildings that are at risk of losing their affordability and preserve them as permanent affordable housing. this prevents the displacement of vulnerable tenants. i want to reiterate what this legislation before you today does to enhance copa. this is really based on the experience from our non-profits on the ground over the past year. this legislation will make it easier for qualified non-profits to decide whether to make an offer on a building by requiring the seller to provide them with
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more complete disclosures, provide more engagement with tenants by requiring sellers to provide an information sheet about copa. add clarifying language to further prevent off-market sales, will prevent megalandlords from dumping dozens of buildings on the market at the same time and overwhelming qualified non-profits as a result. this will require sellers to renotify qualified non-profits and provide them a new opportunity to purchase the building if it remains on the market after one year. also it's going to allow qualified non-profits the option to convert rental buildings to co-ops that comply with the restrictions. and thanks for the amendments accepted last week. i will also exempt land dedications made to the city as
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part of a development agreement for the purpose of building new affordable housing. thank you so much for your support of this amendment last week. i would also like to thank the other supervisors for co-sponsoring this piece of legislation. supervisor fewer and i would respectfully ask for this committee's positive recommendation to a full board of the committee report. thank you so much, chair peskin. >> chair: thank you. i would like to be added as a co-spons co-sponsor. are there any members of the committee who would like to comment on this item? seeing none, is there any public comment on this item number two?
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>> clerk: we are checking to see if we have any callers in the queue. can you let us know if there are any callers ready to speak. if you have not done so, press star three to be added to the queue and we will unmute your line. >> operator: there are zero callers in the queue. >> chair: public comment is now closed and i would like to make a motion to send this item as a committee report with recommendation. on that, a roll call, please. [ roll call ] >> clerk: you have three ayes. >> chair: madam clerk, is there any further business before this
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committee? >> clerk: no further business. >> chair: we are adjourned. >> thank you. snl flsh >> all right, welcome, everyone. [applause] today is the day, dr. colfax. today is the day. it's the day that our kids get back to the serious business of play, and so i'm thrilled to be here with our mayor, supervisor safai and our director of public
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health, and many community leaders and wonderful people to celebrate the re-opening of playgrounds all across the city starting right now. we are here at mersed heights, so we're not just opening up the gates to playgrounds but we're also cutting ribbons on five amazing playgrounds that have just been waiting for children that have been renovated through the let's play s.f. initiative, which is is an incredible partnership between the recreation and the park department and the parks alliance, san francisco voters who support park bonds, and through let's play s.f. we're actually transforming 13 playgrounds that have been loved to death across our city and to creative places that spark imagination, connection, and healthy bodies and minds. so without further adieu it is my great pleasure to introduce
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our parks champion-in-chief who has been a great nudge to make this happen. thank you, mayor. >> thank you. and thank you, phil, and thank you to all of the families in san francisco for your understanding and your patience as we deal with a very, very challenging time, one that none of us could have ever predicted. and i'm so excited to be here at mersed heights because i know how hard this community worked to get this park to be a priority. for so many years -- i see mary harris over there shaking her head hard. for so many years, and a lot of the people in this community, they have been fighting to make sure that this part of town receives the support and the attention that it deserves. there are families here and there are generations of kids growing up in this neighborhood and in this community. and they deserved the
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opportunity to make sure that we rebuild the library, which your supervisor is pushing for. that we rebuild the parks and all of the other amenities that make life so great in san francisco. and here we are, because i'll tell you, supervisor, not too long ago i know that we came here, and we cut the ribbon -- or we broke the ground -- and this happened really fast. this is pretty amazing. and, you know, to make a park like this to happen, and it is absolutely beautiful! it is so amazing. and i am so happy that today finally kids will be able to play in playgrounds all over san francisco. this is amazing. and i'll tell you that the reason why i'm so happy, because it is hard for children right now. you know, our private schools have opened and our public
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schools haven't. kids are not in school and they're in front of a screen on a regular basis. and that is not good for them. we know that it's not good for them. it's why i have been putting, of course, as much pressure as i can on the public to do our part to wear our masks and to wash our hands and to socially distance ourselves, and as much as we want to be around each other we have to make sacrifices for our children. so that they can go back to school, so they can play in playgrounds, so they can have a well-rounded life, because just imagine -- this is hard on us as adults. just imagine how much harder it is on kids. how tough it is, and how we are seeing even now -- even though we're providing devices and internet and other resources to kids, the achievement gap is still growing wide. so we have a lot of work to do.
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and that's why today is so amazing. and it's so exciting. because it's not just that we're opening up all of these playgrounds, we have renovated a number of playgrounds in san francisco, and so kids are going to have an opportunity to just enjoy something new and exciting in the city. i am excited and i'm grateful to you, phil, and i'm grateful to the parks alliance and the let's play initiative and all of the friends of mersed heights, you will hear from some community members here today, because this work happened because of this community. this work happened because you had an incredible leader in supervisor safai. so with strong leadership, with strong community support, with collaboration and with years -- wait -- decades of advocacy, you have made something incredible
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happen for the kids of this community, for the kids who are part of this learning hub, who are hoping that this press conference is over as quick as possible so they can come and play in this playground. in fact, it won't bother me if they play on the playground during this conference, just let them have a good time. because that's where we are now. and what this also does is that it gives us hope. it gives us hope that the time that we've spent in isolation, the time that we have spent, you know, doing what we needed to do during this pandemic, we know that there's a light at the end of the tunnel. we know that good things can happen if we all do our part. and so i really, really, really want to thank all of you so much for being here, so much for continuing to support our parks and the bonds that the voters have always voted to support because that's how this happens. and it is amazing, and it's a beautiful day, and, supervisor,
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you should be so proud of what you have been able to accomplish for this community, unlike never before, and we are so grateful for your strong advocacy and leadership. and, ladies and gentlemen, i want to introduce the district 11 supervisor, supervisor safai. [applause] >> thank you, madam mayor. this day is super special. i'll just say that. when i first started working in this community, the mantra was, why are we always treated like the forgotten part of san francisco? why are we not getting our fair share? why are the working people -- why are the hard-working people that get up and make this city run every day treated like this? and if you saw this playground, if you saw this fence, right, phil, it looked like a prison yard fence. it looked like something that you would never want to bring
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your family to. the same at mersed -- excuse me, allis-chalmers that is open today. and they used to ride by that to say look at how awful this park is, will you please give us money, because down the street was daily city and it was shining. but i can say with full confidence that this community fought hard, this community advocated and never gave up. i want to give a special shoutout to renard menro, working here tirelessly on a little island by himself, using every little resource he has, going into his own pockets often, to make sure that this community had something. i want to thank miss wilma gardner, she couldn't join us today and she lives right across the street there and said i want to see this park rebuilt before i die. that's what she told me when i met her years ago. and i'm sorry that she couldn't be here today.
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there's a lot of people that couldn't actually physically be here, but all of their blood, sweat and tears went into this. i want to thank phil ginsburg and his staff. they have made a commitment to ensuring that the neighborhoods that have the most children, like ours, under the age of 18 get their fair share. and all of their hard-working staff. and i want to especially thank miss mayor, madam, london breed, because every single thing -- now don't get jealous of the supervisors -- every single thing that i have brought to her to talk about this community she has said, yes. when we asked her for a new library, she said, yes. when we asked her for a new job center, she funded that and we opened that up a year ago to this day. when we said three years ago -- not recently -- but three years ago when we said that the african american community is hurting she said, asha, you don't need to tell me, i know. and i said we're investing in
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this, and she said, yes. so this is one big step forward and i want to thank all of the people that have been involved in this, and all of the people that have dedicated themselves to this, and to all of the children and families that will enjoy this for many, many years to come. this is a new day in district 11, thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, supervisor safai. the mayor and the supervisor, you know, eloquently articulated the importance of this moment. playgrounds are happy, they're joyous, but for children and their development and their social and emotional development and their ability to problem solve and the ability to take risks and the ability to share and to collaborate, this is really serious stuff to get kids back on our playgrounds again. i think that the mayor said it, that kids have taken it on the chin a little bit during this pandemic, let's be honest. and i'm grateful to the mayor and to supervisor safai and the
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community for screaming out on behalf of our children. we have to now do the right thing. playgrounds are open. we need to keep our kids safe and our families safe. so, please -- yes, there are rules and there are capacity limits. there are -- we are supposed to continue to social distance and continue to wear a mask, right? do not eat and drink in these spaces. let's all do the right things so that our children and san francisco families can be healthy. so the last point they want to make before bringing up our next speaker -- yes, thank you, mayor. okay, do not -- if you are a parent, when you bring your kid to a playground, do not do this -- pay attention. no cellphone. pay attention to where your kids are and how they're engaging on these spaces. again, the goal here is only to allow our kids to have the freedom to play and to do it in a healthy way. one last point which is that
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this should be a reminder as both the mayor and supervisor safai mentioned about the importance of investing in our parks. san francisco has the best park system in the united states of america. it is 150 years old. but we have to continue to invest in it, continue to nurture in it so we no longer have fences that look like jails and playgrounds that aren't deserving of the children who use them. so i want to thank all san francisco voters for supporting the 2012 clean and safe neighborhoods park fund, without which we would not be here today. our most important partner in all of this are our friends at the department of public health who have as a tough a job as anybody right now in trying to figure out how to allow us to safely resume some sense of normalcy. and i am incredibly grateful to dr. colfax and dr. aragon and their team for working with us and truly understanding the
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importance and the urgency of opening up playgrounds. so dr. colfax, the mic is yours. >> well, thank you, director ginsburg, and really to acknowledge our gratitude to mayor breed, supervisors safai, director su, and mr. robert ellis for their leadership in this work. you know that there's been so many challenging days during this pandemic. and so many sad days. and this is such a day of gratitude and beauty. look out it here, and look at the kids playing. this is a pivotal moment as we work together to slow the spread of covid and realize that our children must go back to doing the things that we know that are important for their health and their family's health and the communities' health. the reopening of the playgrounds is an opportunity to get our kids back something that we
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haven't done since march, march. incredible. we at the health department are so happy to be here as we have worked to get san francisco to this place. to back to where kids can get in an environment where they can thrive, starting with school programs, community hubs, and elementary schools, step-by-step, and now playgrounds. we have made tremendous progress as a city. and we know that the sacrifice and the dedications of our families and our communities have made the contributions that have succeeded in slowing the spread of covid-19 virus. and i thank you. we thank you. and we want all of our children -- all of our children -- to continue to enjoy the reopening of activities. and so parents, we need your help in ensuring that we open playgrounds as safely as
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possible. when visiting playgrounds, please be sure that your family follows the health and safety rules for playground visitors. prepare your family for less children and for socially distanced fun. and i wouldn't be doing my job, you know what comes next, if i wouldn't remind people to, please, wear a face covering. they are required for all playground visitors, aged 2 and over. please limit your stay to 30 minutes when other households are present, so that other people can also enjoy the playground. and, please, practice that good hygiene. and although playgrounds are outdoors, we still want to be cautious. we need everyone's help in sustaining our gain and the progress that we have made. so let's have fun today. let's take advantage of these beautiful seasonal days that we have in san francisco, and, again, thank you mayor breed,
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supervisor safai and director ginsburg for your partnership and work. and everyone, let's continue to play it safe. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, dr. colfax. so we're now going to hear from two important community members that have fought for children and for families in this neighborhood. our first speaker, renard monroe, the executive director of youth first. you've been amazing. thank you for your partnership in our community hub program. i want to acknowledge executive director, dr. mariea su, my partner in crime and all things kids and families. but, ménard, you are running a model program and you're doing it for kids who really need the support. and we're so grateful to you for your help in keeping these spaces safe and clean. please come up and say a few words. [applause] >> good afternoon.
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this is a bittersweet moment for us as a community, because there are some people before ménard who really put in some hard work to make sure that we have this space for the children and our community. and i need to acknowledge a few people who didn't make it to see this day. our neighbor, she lived right there, her name was karen mccoy. [applause] she fought and she fought and she had phil's number on speed dial trying to get this place renovated. she didn't make it to see it, she passed away and i'm thankful for her and her daughter, they both passed away. they fought for this park and i'm appreciative of that. and delores, who is also a resident fought for this park. and mary harris and al harris, okay, a lot of people put in -- wilma gardner, a lot of people
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have been fighting to make sure that this community gets what it needs. i'm just happy to be part of the process and i'm thankful for today and i'm thankful for our mayor to allocate the funds and phil ginsburg, he's been awesome. it's been awesome. and i appreciate you. he comes out the first day they put this together and went down the slide with the kids and impressed the kids. it's just one of those things where san francisco is supposed to be about community. and these type of events are so important, especially in a times that we're living in and the covid-19. i definitely want to thank our supervisor safai. [applause] for all of his hard work and pushing for our district to make sure that we can have spaces like this. also i want to thank our community as a whole, first and foremost. our residents right here, up and down the street. using this park every day, and
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we're so happy to have it back open, to have our kids back playing safely and in an environment, and something to be proud of. i'm proud of our district. i'm proud of where we're going. okay, we have organizations and c.b.o.s who are really making a push for this district to get the resources allocated here. and all of the things that we are doing just to make sure that the community gets what it needs and to make sure that children have a future. so, thank you. [applause] >> thank you, renard. so another community leader that had my phone number on speed dial, my phone number, my email and my twitter and my telegraph handle was edna james. and edna couldn't be here today, but she has asked one of her closest community partners to come up and to say a few words. robert ellis. robert is the vice president of the o.m.i. community action organization and a member of the
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friends of mersed heights playground, and to say a few words about the power of community when it comes to getting things done. robert, the microphone is yours. >> hi, i wish i had been first. all of these accolades have been handed out and it's well deserved. and i want to thank our mayor breed for all of her dedication, all of her dedication to the city. and not only she is smart, but she's pretty. so that's a good thing. like i say, i want to thank phil definitely -- if you stand here and you look around you can see the transformation of this park and the future is still bright. i have been on di dixie street r
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the last 50 years and i have seen the park deteriorate and now it's like a phoenix rising from the sun. so you see that it's bringing a whole new atmosphere to the community. not only for the children, but also for the adults and for everybody in the community and the city. and i'm certainly glad to be a part of it and i want to apologize -- not apologize, but i want to give my regrets to miss james, the well documented partner was unable to be here today. so i want to thank everyone that invited me and phil and just say, phil, you're doing a wonderful job. keep up the good work. and god bless you. thank you. >> just a few quick acknowledgements and then we're
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going to wrap up and if there are any questions you have a few people here who might be able to answer them. just a couple of questions. but i i want to recognize through the san francisco park alliance that without the san francisco park alliance, make no mistake that we would not be renovating or ribbon cutting five new playgrounds. their partnership is invaluable and they lead with their heart and they care about the parks. thank you, san francisco park alliance. [applause] and then last to my own team, lisa brampton, lisa, thank you for all that you have done to bring private resources to help to supplement what the voters have done to allow us to renovate these playgrounds. to our park supervisor, brandon young bright and early here, mayor, making sure that this place looked super clean. so, thank you, brandon, for being here. and to dan mauer, our project manager for this particular project, and to all of the rec and park staff who really had to
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hustle to make sure that you can see these markings on the ground and you can see all of the signs in the last 36 hours we have put out maybe 750 signs and have marked playgrounds and, yeah, my staff always rises to the occasion. so a big shout out to the rec and park staff. let's let them play. thanks, everyone.
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>> the office of controllers whistle blower program is how city employees and recipient sound the alarm an fraud address wait in city government charitable complaints results in investigation that improves the efficiency of city government that. >> you can below the what if anything, by assess though the club program website arrest call 4147 or 311 and stating you wishing to file and complaint
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point controller's office the charitable program also accepts complaints by e-mail or 0 folk you can file a complaint or provide contact information seen by whistle blower investigates some examples of issues to be recorded to the whistle blower program face of misuse of city government money equipment supplies or materials exposure activities by city clez deficiencies the quality and delivery of city government services waste and inefficient government practices when you submit a complaint to the charitable online complaint form you'll receive a unique tracking number that inturgz to detector or determine in investigators need additional
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information by law the city employee that provide information to the whistle blower program are protected and an employer may not retaliate against an employee that is a whistle blower any employee that retaliates against another that employee is subjected up to including submittal employees that retaliate will personal be liable please visit the sf and information on reporting retaliation that when fraud is loudly to continue it jeopardizes the level of service that city government can provide in you hear or see any dishelicopter behavior boy an employee please report it to say whistle blower program more information and the whistle blower protections please seek www.
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[roll call] . >> clerk: we have a quorum. >> thank you. i'd also like to announce that the commission will have a different order of business at this meeting, and we will hold the closed session first before moving into our regular business. madam secretary, will you read the closed session prior to public comment? >> clerk: yes, ma'am, president. and prior to doing that, i'd like to make a brief announcement. due to the covid-19 health emergency and the recommendations issued by the san francisco department of public health, and that