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>> this committee will convene remotely until we are legally authorized to meet in person. and each speaker will be allowed three minutes to speak. comments and calling 415-655-0001 and access code 187-332-0094. and to give a thumb's up and a
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break. and to turn down the television or radio. and at with part of the official file. note this meeting is being record and will be available at i will call the roll [roll call] rauf at this time we have a quorum. >> thank you. we can now do public comment. i believe, right? >> item number 2 is opportunity for the public to comment on any
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matters within the committee's jurisdiction that are not on the agenda. go ahead and take public comment now. members of the public who wish to provide public comment should call 415-655-0001, access code 187 332 0094 and then pound and pound again. dial star three to line up to speak and the system prompt will indicate you have raised your hand. please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted and you may begin your comment. please know that you have three minutes. spanish translator please. [speaking in spanish]
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thank you so much. cantonese interpreter please. [speaking in cantonese] >> thank you so much. i will take the first caller. you have 3 minutes. >> caller: good morning, everyone. i was a proponent for prop c and
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to thank the controller's office for providing a link to the comprehensive budget, but of course, people don't care about how money has been allocated in the budget. they care about how the money is actually being spent. and especially now with the delta surge that puts hotels in a situation where they are closing down as people unfortunately in some cases through the street and the congregate settings that are eligible for permanent and four men that i encountered a month ago that none drink or show drugs but have all been chronically homeless for a
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decade or more. they have been asking for housing and assistance and for four weeks i have been working with them and they are encamped in front of a nonprofit to do construction on the building and the c.e.o. of that nonprofit has been in contact to help the men. prop c was designed to be unlocked and help chronically homeless people who suffer from intelligence. one has a bipolar diagnosis. two have schizophrenia. and the fourth has ptsd to
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connect them to right, appropriate assistance to them to get a mode cum of attraction with all the resources at our dinger tip. i will plead we go ahead and get some transparency about how the money is being spent. people want to see a dashboard of sleep sites and the dashboard that has been taken down by the city in june and we lack clarity to how people are exiting outside of us talking to people one on one on the street and that is not acceptable. thank you, all, for your hard work in allocating these resources to create real
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solutions with the accountability to have the dollars and where sit going. i appreciate your time. thanks so much. >> thank you, caller. next caller. hello, caller. you have three minutes. >> an i am wesley saber and i am the policy manager for glide. glide was one of the original co-sponsors of prop c. and i will reserve the majority of my comments for later update, but the previous caller couldn't have said it better. covid-19 is making a resurgence and poor air quality days and the dixie fire has been a
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problem identified as a vehicle for spreading the viruses and we don't know where people are going or what options are. we are seeing all sorts of people at glide stores and throughout the outreach asking for housing linkage and not getting the level that we would expect with the majority of what i have for later and this was a people's initiative and how the resources are being aligned for folks who need them and this body was incorporated to prop c to insure homeless needs were
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centered. you have done a tremendous job of doing that as you compile the recommendations. we ask you continue to do so and really keep pressing the city for that level of transparency that we need as we provide our service linkage and tlifry. awe thank you, caller. to create in the community and we need a community dashboard and we need to trace the through line to services and outcomes
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from the way the dollars are allocated with specific atngs across systems. we need to pay attention to the hotel exits and where folks are going. with how older adults are accessing shelter and housing and pay attention to the youthened a family systems. >> and you also need to tie the process of administering and creating transparency around housing and how the dollars are being administered to the sort of the process of coordinating entry. and now we are resources and infuse the resources into the with the through line from the dollars to more equity and
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coordinated entry and resource accessibility and the people, youth, and family to get access to shelt arenaed housing. >> item 3 is approval with possible modification of the minutes of the july 20, 21 meeting. we have a motion to approve the minutes and a second. >> move to approve. >> thank you. >> do we need a second? >> i think she is seconding but
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is muted. i see her. so i will second it and story about that. >> no worry. >> great. thank you. i wanted to note that member miller has joined, for the record. and take the agenda public comment at this point. and members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call 415-655-0001 and 187 332-0 # o 94 and then pound and pound again. if you haven't done so, a system prompt will indicate you have raised your hand. and you may begin your comments. note that you have three minutes. spanish interpreter please.
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thank you. cantonese interpreter please. [interpreter speaking]
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thank you. there are no callers. i will call roll. [roll call on item 2] [roll call on item 3] so the motion has passed. >> okay. now we are on the item number 4, which is finalized our city our home appropriations and next steps with discussion and possible action by the committee. we are going to start off with member friedenbach to summarize
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this. >> i am supposed to spend about five minutes on this and more big picture things than the nitty-gritty. and which is awesome and i started to try to color code it and go in the document and controller spread sheet. and let's see if the share tray is working.
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and the excel documents and great. and with everybody can see that? and what is possible. so let's try this. and starting off with the adult section. and basically we had a strategy and acquisition of acquiring basically having operating subsidies for more than what we are requiring with the hope that we would be able to leverage state and federal funds. and as the moved its way through the process and rumor goes to the mayor's office first and then the board of supervisors. so in the mayor's office
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basically the department and the mayor wanted to shift money from our original proposal that we're in flex pool and move them over to acquisition. aside from that, encan, please jump in if you disagree with
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what i am saying. i think that for the most part the permanent housing liaison was happy. and so there was a huge thing around the bridge helping. and the mayor's office took that out and it was added back in by the board of supervisors in year two and whether this fits into permanent housing and this new thing and the other changes that happen are more substantive and we have a more generous per
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person subsidy amount for the with the same amount of none. and those are the flex subsidies in there. and so so to move to prevention unless there is any questions or comments here. and prevention is complicated and thank you so much. so this was really -- this has
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the same zoom effect. that snaps back. is to what happened in the mayor's proposal is basically all of these to combine twoo one pot and families and adults and justice involved and etc., etc., and work force and all that stuff got combined. and so there was several layers of back and forth with that
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during the budget negotiations to try and break it back out. and we didn't get it back to the original format, but i think really got relatively close in that you can see adults, veterans and justice involved are in one category. this is our break-out of how we did it originally. and then we've got the break out for families so i was hearing a lot from families that we wouldn't -- that they would get swal slowed up and the department agreed to do that and that was great. so and families with minor children in one category and
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transitional age youth in one category. with the subsidies and stuff like that so the work force dollars are kind of in the category. so the families and children and the work force so pause if there is any comments on this one. to highlight the services and stabilization. that is grow nine.
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to design together with the city around what the system of care can look like. with the supportive of the providers network and d.p.h. and h.s.h. and ihss and i would like the committee to check this process a little bit. it was our expectation to honor the work being done in the
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apartment and check with the outcome of what that is. ultimately we might need to look at another set of allocations or a part of this allocation to fund some of the cpo work if in the system design we figure out that there is a piece of the network that is really important to the system of care that is not addressed by the original proposal. >> thanks for bringing that up. that in that theme of i think throughout the recommendation and kind of thinking about when i kind of reflect back on the project process, that was one of the points of institution was the institutional response versus a comment response to a lot of the issues that we are seeing. that is a great segue to with
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where we landed with legal defense? the coswalk. this is the prevention section. >> i am happy to clarify what's in the -- it is not in there. so would you like me to clarify what happened with that one? there was on original proposal for a problem in the prevention bucket within the system and the problem solving category with the line item for legal aid for
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advocacy for ssi and disability. and then somewhere earlier in the process before the budget went to the board that was put into just year two only. and that was in the version you voted on and originally in your queue only at 3.5 million and went to the board process through some of the negotiations there from the problem solving category in the that wasn't appropriated in the budget and is not in the crosswalk here. that is through the process at the board.
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>> rationales are rationales and generally speaking from a fiscal perspective when time you put more expenditures in year two, you try not to because you are unsure of the funding and it is interesting that it found itself in year two in the first go around and only set it up for basically and just call it for failure for year one. that is what are my own options and in the section of the budget here in the original proposal that came to the committee around that. so it was a one-time one-time
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funded dollar area. and whichever year it actually got started in. so the sort of balance between the one-time carry forward from prior years versus the unknowing estimate of what we will have each year in that bucket and a little bit -- a little blurry in the way it will effect what's captured. but the way the spread sheet is organized right now is trying to show a little bit about what's being funded by one-time dollars versus what is funded by ongoing dollars. and so that you can make those type of choices in your future recommendations as well to know what there is in the coming year. >> that was a good catch. in my review of stuff, i missed that. that's something that we really
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want to keep in our sites for next year's funding. >> it was a lot and it had not only did we have a group of dedicated service provider who is provide legal aid and that is not low-hanging fruit as a service for all of us as we all know. with what he we heard in our listening sessions and goes straight to health care, housing and access to resources. true dollar. >> an i want to highlight that is definitely a very disappointing loss here. i think it was a very solid proposal. it had been vetted with departments in advance which is why it went on year two. they said these are great investments and we are doing work around this but we need a little bit of planning.
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so this idea that we are using planning as a way to be smart about our investments but then it seems like in the effort to plan it's been a community ask to sort of get buried in process. so i think the other thing that i don't want to harp on the spread sheets, but i think for any time that we vote in the future, we need to be looking at the actual text of what we vote on. we need to red line it it holds true the actual text. because it takes a tremendous amount of work to reconcile these sheets, but we have not seen the actual sheet that we voted on on those days. and on those days when we voted, we couldn't even see them. and they weren't put up on the zoom. it is a good lesson for us to be
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disciplined about the language of our votes and to go back and check. this particular line item was a huge loss to the community. after it left us, who was holding that importance of really tracking that? and honoring the fact that the committee and came forward with something that was different from what was brought forward. they were thoughtful, disciplined, organized and largely dissolved into a pot that reflected where the city came to us originally. so i think this is an area where as we got a little bit more clear as a community and as a committee and worked together that we might have more success
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in bringing more integrated proposals. thank you for highlighting that. i am really disappointed to hear and sorry to all the people in the community that have been on the calls. they have been participating in the listening sessions. it was a strong proposal with a lot of great outcome. i am hoping to focus on that in the next year. >> this never came up in the budget process and late there with the board of supervisor staff going through all this stuff because this was in the mayor's proposal. i know from my perspective i was pushing to have the original recommendations in and i didn't realize that the board took something out. >> can i say something? i am having technical difficulties today finding the
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hand raise thing, but julia, i appreciate you bringing that up. as you talk about it, i realize you have these kind of spread sheets and the original one and the other one and are working full-time jobs and overwhelmed with paper work, but we have a staff member and i think we should use our resources who also had a full-time job to support us. and so maybe one of the things or ways that we can use our staff member appropriately is to direct her to maybe look and see to highlight any differences and read these things carefully to flag when there is a difference or something is left out. that is how this happens. it is difficult to read all this to compare it and everything
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else. that is why we have a staff member. maybe if we can provide clearer direction to her about these things so that we don't miss in that way again and we can fulfill our duties as a body to the public. i don't know how to make that into something official other than next time this happens, we think to say, okay, jessica, can you look t a these? i don't know if we can do that moving forward. so i don't want this to happen again. i can see that it would if we don't have some kind of mechanism in place to prevent it. >> thank, lena. that is super helpful and maybe as we go through the budget process and make the next recommendations, i think the main problem to me and i spent many, many hours doing all the comparisons and i was trying to go back through and do it again.
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and i ran out of time. but what is the to stick to the original spread sheet. if we had our original spread sheet and to see what the change is, that would be helpful. jessica attempted to move us back to that here. i am going to move to mental health if that is okay. mental health was very interesting. so we had recommendations that we made and some of them included shaving some categories and adding other areas that was basically around trying to shift from too much reliance on institutional response to more of a community response and having a balance there and having the permanent solutions
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and not just the temporary solutions. there was kind of some themes that i was like that came through here. and then, of course, a huge diversity of different interventions and our liaison brett andrews did an amazing job on this. and so basically -- >> sorry to interrupt you. >> and can you share again? >> basically with the recommendations we shaved some of the stuff from the department recommendations. and then added other things. what the mayor did basically is restore the original recommendations but keep most of our recommendations. when it got to the board of supervisors with the exception of the behavioral health services and shelters and drop-in centers, and the board of supervisors added that back in.
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the other huge difference in the mayor's proposal was basically this addition of a lot of millions in acquisitions. and those were -- let's see where that is. so that -- those are kind of the major changes in this program. in this investment plan. we had the mayor added back in an additional crisis outreach team. added funding into the overdose and the street medicine. and of that overdose prevention teams, some of these actually compared to a lot of the other categories have already started.
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so the overdose team started and the street crises team is going. the site acquisition and this was a huge increase here. and publicly we don't want to leave money on the table. i think we were wanting to be a little bit more conservative on our expenditures and be able to see how things are working. but that is what happened there. so any questions or comments about mental health?
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we have those added back in and >> next, laura will intro a budget infographic for us to take a look at.
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thank you, jenny. this is what will be called proof of concept. i wanted to give you a bit of an overview. clearly needs to be refined. this is to speak to your committee's role as doing oversight of the fund. he wanted to start crafting a tool and a dashboard tool that you can use to understand in particular what some of the public commenters earlier in the meeting were saying about how is the money being spent. we don't have a lot of the spend information yet. but we do have the budget information and starting to craft the tool that allows us to do budget versus actuals and monitor the spending in the category of service that you recommended.
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it stays small. sorry. it will stay small. and it does review the overall investments by year and in this color coding and is the fiscal year for when the different funds are appropriated in fiscal year 21, 22 or 23. and it shows the different categories of the fund and then we're calling this activity. so these are the second level down activities that you funded. that includes acquisition of adult housing and that includes acquisition of treatment beds, family housing acquisition, etc. and just giving you a sense of the different kind of categories and how they kind of play together in terms of the amount of funds used. that is the list of all the
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categories. and that should generally align and maybe not with each specific line item, but when there's coup lines of acquisition, we rolled them up. and it should kind of reflect most of those spread sheets that we just looked in to the entire spread sheet and the line items and rolled up and the category level. and a page for each of the service areas. and each of the buckets of the fund. and it's pretty much the same information. and just allowing to drill a little more into those specific categories.
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and one to refine based on feedback about what feels like the right way to frame this and categorize things and understand the information. and then, two, once we start working on the process to kind of receive actuals and so as the money is being spent quarterly updates from the departments and to spend on the categories for show. and to know whether those -- whether the rate of the spend is on track. and whether we are getting into the contract and pull the dollars out the door.
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with the doors and a brief overview and know where to get it and understand how to navigate in it.
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and with the investments passed by the board. >> these are the appropriations by the board. >> thank you so much. are there questions or comments in and there are ways to represent the data and a lot of
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that or and intuitive and we are in san francisco and the tech and there should be ways where people with click on intuitively and see how what is being fed and for acquisitions and we spend it on and hear the money going and all that kind of stuff. if we remove thatened a make
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things super clear and super transparent. also instills more confidence in the public. and that is what i heard you say that you are on that path. that is what i heard you say. anyway, i'll be quiet now. i think you get the point. thanks. >> thank you so much, member miller. that is definitely something we want to address. and easily navigable website. and i know that in the past code tenderloin had also assist with any tech means and that is a great opportunity for leadership development as well. and they have a lot of folks willing to do stuff for us.
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member friedenbach? >> thank you so much. and this is one of the things that we did have a fair amount of transparency with the hotels and the city put down the dashboard. and to see what is going on and the city is starting to close down. the diva is reopening the supportive housing and two more hotels that will be closing in august with the transparency and moving into housing and back to the streets and back to shelter.
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and and the overall tracking and not just dollars expended but and so we kind of have the human side to it and that would be really nice. thank you. >> thank you. i agree with that. and wondering if i would love to make that motion actually. that is a great idea.
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and to move to a more accessible and that is one of the words they am looking for and organization. and so that work is already in progress. and i think laura did mention in hers and that i think the sip hotel dashboard is likely coming back for us. >> sorry. i didn't mention that. and i mentioned that we were working on the number and sort of services and the work that jessica is doing on the needs analysis to get at how the money is being spent and the services that are being -- that the inventory and what is being added to the system and all that
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information. b and we will come back with the more ak excessive platform and i see emily is on camera. >> and by all means support your taking whatever action you feel is appropriate and do know this is underway.
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>> well, if it's happening, i guess i don't really need to make a motion unless people feel compelled. and that will be here. and i guess i would like to know if there is a date to expect it to be back up. and thank you so much. member miller? and to bring in some kind of more commercial people who, because, look, and with a lot of
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scrutiny and people have a lot of questions and are always looking for something. it can not be set up the same way as the governmental website are set up and a hard to navigate and not intuitive. we need to have numbers and information and data that is clear and user friendly as possible. otherwise you know we constantly meaning us as the board and hsh is under scrutiny about where the that is easy and if we are going to be innovative, this is a lotover money to invest in an
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outstanding website and there are website developer who is do it free or cheap just to even get their name out there. and the work out there. and in something that is going to get this many viewers. i just am saying that i don't want to look like any other dashboard and is not designed well. to that is about story telling and about bringing it back to the movement and telling all the stories about all the collected impacts that people are doing to make this this with a lot of
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looking into other communities and how they tell their stories, particularly l.a. after they got the big expenditure. and resources and it is not something that one staffer and i know is just super dedicated to this as well. but have really encouraged ways here and then the other pieces i am wondering where we'reed a with our investment and action plan that we adopted because it's in there that we start to lay out the process that we'll get to through system modelling and everything and really to set
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goals and marking progress to goals. and so not just here is the number of dollars spent and hue are we going to tell the story of progress. and to track and with the
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category of and a lot of community members who are going to go look don't know that means transitional youth housing or thy and if we use acronyms or language that is very industry specific that we define those things and how sort of a legend so it is more tangible for community members to go receive that information. and i do agree with making the website and hiring the graphic designers and to make it more tangible for folks in the community. and once we get to the to make it more legible for folks.
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and are there any other questions and comments on this item before we move on? now kelly kirk patrick from dph will be presenting on contract and timeline for making services and beds available. >> good morning, everyone. my name is kelly kirkpatrick. i am now the department of public health supporting implementation of mental health sf and prop c. some of you may know with the prior role in the budget with the city and excited to leverage that experience on the important endeavor with all of you. dph is underway with the budget funds approved through the budget process as you are well aware, i am impressed with the budget knowledge and comp i will t kay and you know -- complicated and know it well. it is new positions and dph
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staffing as well as contracted services obviously. so i am going to -- i have been asked to present kind of on our preface and updates on the contracting portion of the budget to date. and the department is working hard to strike the balance of following fair contracting processes while also deploying funding as quickly as possible to serve residents in need. my few slides will briefly cover funds where contracts have been successfully deployed to date and the process by which dph has contract feasibility for remaining programs as well as the overview of contracting information resources for dph generally. at this time dph successfully completed or is in near completion for contracts for the following prop c funded programs. scrt and the street response team. and the behave clinicians and are funded contractually and the
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with the rez enial and the care and mental health fund, mental health beds are expanded by 20 beds with the addition of a new facility. and finally soma rise as the drug sobering center and with drug intoxication at the 20-bed facility slated to open later this year. next slide. the remaining contract funds and contracts are feasible and appropriate and new solicitations will be acquired. in some cases we can add funding to expand services for existing
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service models or provideers. examples include the overdose treatment and outreach and existing residential care and treatment bed types to add new capacity and it is a service that we may be funding already. for some other programs, we are creating new program models as you are well aware. the program design is still underway for some of those. once that design is complete, then we'll determine the beth contracting path forward. these will take longer to implement but benefit as well from the holistic input and scoping processes to meet community need and list some examples of the new programs where they're being scoped in contracting will follow including the tay mental health and coordination. next slide please, jesse. dph will draw upon a variety of resources to shape and inform service design for the services including utilizing existing needs assessments like our bed optimization report and service
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demand data. we are working with program staff, clinical experts and community providers to form the service models and in alignment with department aligned effort and equity and inclusion and working with the dph health offers to weave the principles throughout the process as best as we can. thank you, with the time frame for funding to undergo the solicitation process is four to six months for a new solicitation and approximately two to four months for the contract development and the back and forth between the contractor and the department. additional time may be required as well if a new vendor needs to be become a city approved vendor for the first time. now the next slide. my final one. and here are a couple of links so you and the organizations you
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work with can get plugged into the contracting announcements for dph. i have both the first is the website where the dph posts new solicitations if second is a form where you can submit your organization's names to get notified proactively for appropriate solicitation. and then finally is a link to the city wide office of contract administration list of solicitations as well. with that, i am happy to answer questions. i am not sure in how you would like to facilitate this with the next couple of conversations we're having with you and hsh. >> great. thank you so much. do we have any questions? any members have any questions or comments? about this presentation? >> congrats on the new gig, kelly. and this is great that we're already making progress on many of these expenditures. that is really nice to see.
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>> looking forward to the work. >> i'm sorry, vice chair, i wanted to say, kelly, good to see you. you are deepening your skills across city departments and city hall. i love it. and nice you are on board and we get to work together again. a great presentation. and i just want you all to know as the behavioral health liaison that i stay in pretty regular contact and conversation with dph. and with the behavior health services division to do just what has been done right now is to be as available and as transparent and as in real time information to be shared with the communities as quickly as possible because we know how significant the issues are.
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and in san francisco and certainly in behavioral health. again, kelly, welcome aboard. good to see you. >> thank you. thank you so much, kelly. >> and no other questions, we will move on -- >> an i do. sorry. i was late to raise my little hand here. >> no worries. member leadbetter. >> i want to welcome kelly. great job. moving forward, it would be nice to keep an eye on how dph and hsh are work ordering and particularly to leverage the use of medi-caldollars and help the community and layering in the resources. so thank you so much.
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in another two or three minutes to get it out and go to the contracts to april and may. if anybody has a sense of how this syncs with the pit stopses that are there and x-million of dollars into the what they are
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not doing is sitting obmoney that was going out the door. does that question make sense? do you get what i am going at on that? that is a so not all programs will be under this six-month long timeline for a program that is newly designing and with the
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rfp to align, too, and if we can get vendors and preapproved by the city to also move the process along faster. and then the third kind of piece that kind of answers this as well is we're working with the controller's office as jesse and laura mentioned earlier to work on reporting of budget first actuals throughout the fiscal year to help understand if there will be unspent funds. >> thank you. >> no more questions. i guess we will move on to a
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presentation from jesse, our wonderful staff member, who is going to present on stakeholder and engagement contracting and timeline. >> did we lose you? >> i am just chattering away off mute. i am going to stay off camera while i am sharing my screen to not overload my signal here. but the controller's office has issued a request for quotes
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using the pre-qualified issue for data collection work that we're anticipating in the next 18 to 24 months. this is in no small part because of the committee's sort of direction toward both getting started with the stakeholder engagement as soon as possible and also the value and prioritizing of making sure that people who participate can be compensated. that is not something the controller's office can do directly. we need a contractor to support the committee to be done as soon as possible. the rfq was issued in august. i can provide a copy of it to
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the committee. it was deeply informed by the committee's input and the compensation for participation to invite proposals that have methodologies or ways of collecting stakeholder input beyond that. i know that is something the vice chair has brought up several times and we made sure that got in there. the committee can direct the work so generating questions, themes for explanations, and exploration through this committee and possibly a working group or similar. really requiring contractors to obtain diverse stakeholder input that is representative of the homeless population and the ocoh service population, right? so race, ethnicity, household composition, language, gender,
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age, geography, all those things and probably a few more as well. and then a preference for contractors who hire people with lived expertise into the research team. and trying to create a preference for contractor who is will create opportunities for people to participate and contribute in a professional capacity. responses and rating will take place in september. we are exploring -- we are exploring whether or not at least one person from the committee can participate in that process and i will report back as soon as we hear on that. the contractor selection and negotiation wills take place in september and october. and so we're aiming to launch the first phase of stakeholder engagement in november.
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that's what's been happening. i think i'm there. >> great. thank you so much. thank you for this presentation. do we have any questions or comments from members? >> one thing that's come up in what we have been kind of with the open feedback and asking around if folks are interested in applying to those. and like the lived experience, mayor's speech, has come up quite a few times the question of whether the members get compensated. and i guess on the with the other cities and is this set that had occurred.
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and i was thinking that maybe to be included. the meeting compensation and for folks with lived experience of public experience on the oversight fund. >> i think it's written into the ordinance that this is a volunteer. i could be wrong on that. i can look that up. and do some discovery work. i know -- yes. i know this is very important value. >> it is in the ordinance that this is the uncompensated role. >> in the board ordinance. so we would want to change that first. that is helpful. thank you. thank you so much, member friedenbach. do we have any other questions or comments from members of the committee? see if there is any hands
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raised. sorry. one comment is we are happy to see other ways of participating other than focus groups and i wanted to shout out outreach and directly in the community as being one of those forms that i would like to see. any other questions or comments? if not, we will move on to the next item. >> hi, cilia. it's julie. and going up and down. >> i'm sorry. >> it is not you. it is me. >> every time i check i don't see. >> let's see. so this is super exciting also to see this taking off. and with the moment and getting a chance to regroup after our big push for allocations and all that work.
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i am feeling the desire to have the chance to come back together with the committee and get regrounded and the liaison structure, the systems modelling, we lost our systems models and data expert. and just really talk it through. we have never got a chance. we put this assistance modelling out there and committed to it. we said we were going to do it. we said the lived experience work would be the fundamental and the stakeholder engagement component of it, but i don't think we really have gotten a chance as a committee to talk about what is systems models. what is the expectation? what can a needs assessment look like? how does the community impact and the accountability work bring with that, as well as conversations with the communications work. so i am feeling like it would be a great time to retreat a little bit and -- not retreat a little bit, but to have a retreat. even if it's just a couple of
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hours. i know everyone has limited time. and when we don't have a packed agenda to talk about what we learn and if we are committed to this systems modelling, what that looks like. and the structured and building work with the engagement process. with the lived experience every way of gathering input and really developing leadership. i am excited that we started having conversations under julia's leadership with the national homeless and looking at their models of leadership development and having a couple of meetings set up with jessie. i think it would be a great time before we kick this off that the
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committee all understands what systems models is, what it is going to get us, what resources we're going to commit to it if the city is on board with partnerships, maybe working with hsh and cynthia in the planning. and i would love to see if the committee members are open and interested to retreat on this. >> thank you so much, member leadbetter. i am definitely supportive of that. i just a couple of things and for me as the community impact ree liaison, i would like to delve in more and you have a lot of experience around how to engage people with lived experience. and what -- how to encourage leadership and build leadership in that.
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and nice to have joyce alpine come back because she never got to finish her presentation on systems modelling to give us more context. and like you said, not having a packed agenda with the items that go hand in hand. i am supportive of the retreat. >> can i -- i would also like to support member leadbetter's suggestion. i think it's important that we really understand what a leader san francisco is. really trying to find innovative ways to reduce to eliminate homelessness again. i get calls from all over the
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country. i am shocked from major cities about how far san francisco is ahead of the backed and a lot of that is so many different models and significant fund and it is not about this little city that we are in. it is also the whole country is looking at us. and following our lead. to look at this in the thoughtful way and systems modelling and absolutely making sure people with lived experience are part of the conversation and not just the usual suspects. being in this work especially in safe sleep villages and vtc and where people are really less engaged in the system is very eye opening.
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the things i heard a lot of folks are saying sheltered experiencing homelessness need. and it is a little different than what they are saying. and if you don't have the folks involved in the conversation and hearing what is going on on the ground. and we are not working with the true what is really happening. the reality is what caught up to yet and things have changed. homelessness is not the same and different going on on the treats now. i would be happy in the safe sleep sites and other folks who have not with a group of elite folks who are experiencing homelessness or have that lived
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experience who have been part of the advocates, you know, and there's other people who have definitely not. so i think it's important to get everybody's voices with a very, very clear picture of the pictures and how we need to structure the system to support people who are experiencing homelessness because if we don't, then we're never going to catch up to it. you know? but i think we got a shot. i'm going to say again because i think it is extremely important to recognize at the height of covid and shelter in place, san francisco was able to drop its numbers of tents on the streets by about 8 # o% at least in the tenderloin while every other county went up by over 100%. so i think we're doing outstanding work. we need to be as thoughtful, as transparent, and as inclusive as possible because, like i said, we are leading the way for the whole country.
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emily cohen from h.s.h. on h.s.h. contracting and timelines for making services and beds
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available for in-house folks. >> good morning, committee members. i know that my colleague, dan adams, is also on the line. and he has an exciting presentation. i know he has a limit on time, so i'm willing to swap time with dan, if that is agreeable to the committee. >> chairwoman: agreed. thank you so much for being willing to do that. >> of course. >> chairwoman: i guess we'll take dan adam's from the mayor's office to talk about the housing acquisitions. >> thank you. i'm going to apologize -- >> just give me a second. i'll work on getting you up and advancing it. >> chairwoman: while he does that, is there a way to turn up your volume a little bit because it is a little hard to hear you on our end. >> is that better? let me see what i can do.
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>> chairwoman: we can hear you, but it is a little muted. >> maybe sit closer to the computer, dan. >> okay, i'll do that. let me see here. i'll just use my best baritone here, and hope my neighbors don't explain. anyway, super excited to be back with you all. i was here at the last meeting, and i'm here again. i hope you don't get sick of me, but i'm very happy to continue to provide updates. today i wanted to let you know about some proposed acquisitions. these are properties that we've been negotiating with property owners for some time. we plan to introduce these acquisitions at the board hearing that follows recess, but these are still potential acquisitions. we are conducting a community outreach process now and engaging the stake the
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stakeholders, and we're excited about this cohort of properties and wanted to give you guys a preview of it. next slide. great. the next two slides show, again, that we're working as part of the recipient housing work, health and recovery, bond acquisition dollars. and we plan to leverage state dollars, and we're trying to move this marketplace. next slide. and these we talked about last time. we're trying to find properties that are in good condition, accommodating the diversity needs. geographic equity is super important. and just really trying to find diversity opportunity out there in the marketplace. next slide. so we have a cohort of full properties that we
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are moving together. again, we intend to introduce acquisitions -- approval for the acquisitions at the board of supervisors september 7th. and we heard some that will move through the process. but these four properties total 368 total units in district 5, 6, 9 and 11ment and it includes an s.r.o., a tourist hotel, and a multi-family residential building. next slide. the first is the cannon hotel, 1800 center street. it is in really good condition. folks are living there now successfully. it is a very strong location, and, and a motivated seller, which is always a critical piece when you're acquiring a property. somebody has got to want
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to sell that property. so we're excited about this. it is our first sip hotel. panoramic, this is another really exciting opportunity. this is virtually a brand new building that was completed in 2015. as somebody who toured a lot of very old properties, it can be almost intoxicating to walk into a property that is really brand new. it has all private baths. all kitchens or kitchenettes. it is 160 units, and that's 120 studios and it has 43 bedrooms. they're really suites. they have three bedrooms and a cooking area and common area. interesting, brilliant corners through the subsidy has been placing residents in this building. so there is already a population that is being served. and an eligible population that we hope to continue to serve post-acquisition. next slide.
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the hotel, a 160 unit brand new build, recently renovated. it is super clean. they did a great job. all private baths. we would intend to convert the ground floor to community-serving, resident-serving space post-acquisition. a really exciting building, great neighborhood, great transit, and an exciting acquisition for us. and, finally, the fourth property is the next slide, which is the mission inn in district 11. so hard to find properties outside of the core of the city. we're excited about this. not only is a great location, it is a very generously-sized site for the city to own or control over time. all private baths.
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some already have kitchenettes installed, so there is a mix. it is a lovely ownership entity that we're working with there. again, an exciting acquisition for us. i'm really pleased with this initial cohort. next slide. as i mentioned, these are proposed acquisitions. we are doing community outreach. emily and her team are really leading the charge on this. we have upcoming community meetings. we would love your participation in these meetings and support as we move through the process. i should mention we're simultaneously working on an rf-2 for providers' selection, and we'll be posting that and providing information on that at a future date. but these are our scheduled community meetings that we'll be introducing at the board. it will go through the board process. we anticipate posing on
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financing for these properties for the end of the year, so november, december we'll be finalizing these purchases, and i will leave it there. and i have four minutes for questions. thank you. >> chairwoman: thank you so much, dan. this is so exciting. what a great presentation. this is literally, like, what prop "c" is for. i'm almost emotional because it is so exciting. i see member friedenbach has some comments or questions. [yelling] >> that's all i'm saying. saying. >> awesome! >> now i'm going to get emotional. >> yeah, this is beautiful. really awesome! >> great. i love hearing that. as we move through the process, we'll want to hear that out in public, too. i love hearing it in this phase. and, of course, i know you all are staunch advocates for this work and will be
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out in force, but it will really help us as we move through the process to hear those voices of support and affirmation. i really appreciate it. >> chairwoman: any other questions or comments? member reggio? >> i just want to say the same. i'm very excited about by this. i wanted to see it move fast, but surprised it is moving this fast -- maybe not surprised because you're doing it, dan, but it is just great to see this. i think the properties look incredible, both by the diversity of type of property, but also by the fact that you've been able to get them in various parts of the city. and, of course, i know done is not quite the word yet, we're not there. but thank you so much. and keep it going. >> yes, we will. this is the first of many. you will see me again. >> thank you. >> chairwoman: i just want to say thank you, and it's also very, very
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exciting. i know getting that is a real challenge, so please let the committee know how we can help with the funding and supporting what the community really wants to see. >> great point and a great reminder, so thank you. >> all right, enjoy the rest of your meeting, then. >> thank you, dan. you've made everyone's day. >> well, you've made mine. thanks so much. take care. >> chairwoman: i just want to go back to emily from h.s.h. take it away. thank you. >> good morning, committee members. thank you for letting dan go ahead. we were so excited to share this news. it is a perfect segue to
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talk about contacting from h.s.h., since dan referenced the r.f.q. we'll be issuing. if we can go to the next slide. i want to convey what a top priority it is for h.s.h. is to develop the programming and implementation of these historic investments that the committee has made in so many exciting programs to prevent homelessness. we are already deploying some of the ocoh dollars, and some other dollars will take more time to expand and scale up to reach full capacity. we do have authorization through an emergency ordinance that allows us to do somewhat expedited provider selection and contracting process, and we will use that where appropriate to deploy these resources.
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our traditional contracting process can take up to six months, or at least six months, excuse me, but our emergency provisions do allow us to reduce that time to two to three months. similar to what h.s. said and kelly had to say, where appropriate, we will extend existing -- extend or modify existing contracts to spend some of these resources efficiently. an example of that is the navigation centers or some of the items within the shelter and hygiene bucket would likely allow for a modification of an existing contract. next slide. so sometimes things that are already deployed -- it is really exciting to see these dollars already in action. certainly the new adult permanent supportive housing that opened up in the diva and grenato
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hotels, the four hotels we just talked about, and we already releasing an r.f.q.for operation at the end of this month. the target homelessness prevention work that is already under way, $10 million to make d.d.e.and h.s.h. and four new providers in the last physical year -- sorry, i misspoke. four new providers will be awarded funds. the eviction and prevngs funds [inaudible] >> that is in the process
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of bee deployed. and the problem-solving rental assistance dollars -- this is the category for housing deployment. existing funds already in operation or about to be is the 30% standard tax that is in the process of being implemented, and will be implemented in september with a retroactive date, and it will be reduced 30% if they're a current tenant paying more. we have deployed 300 subsidies out, and then the next one is coming out this fall as well, as well as we're in contract now on some of the pay subsidies.
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and then in terms of the workforce services, we did work order $1.2 million over to o.e.w.c. from last fiscal year to serve adults. as we look ahead, we have a lot of work to do around program design for new services funded through prop "c." this process will be informed by the ocoh news settlement, and other city departments and community stakeholders. we look forward to continuing to provide you all updates as we move through this process. and, lastly, i wanted to make sure folks know where to access information. we have a procurement section on our website, where we post new all funding opportunities, as well as a form. they can get a courtesy
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notification when new funding opportunities are made available. and i will stop there. i'm happy to take any questions. >> chairwoman: great. thank you so much, emily. do any members of the committee have any questions or comments on the presentation? member friedenbach? >> where is the december allocation of the non-sip hotels? we did the subsidies targeting african-americans and the subsidies targeting families. where are those at? >> they're in the process, but i can get an updated time for you. >> we would love to see the timeline move with some urgency. >> i can get back to you,
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through the controller's office, for an update on that. >> yeah. because there are a few people who are not in the sip hotels, so, yeah. >> chairwoman: great. i see member ledbetter's hand is raised as well? >> no. sorry. >> chairwoman: all right. any other questions or comments from the committee? i guess i had a -- sort of a comment question for, like, future presentations. if we could have it broken down a little more granular to see who is going to receive the funds or how many people will be served using those funds. it will be helpful for those who are not following this on a
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day-to-day basis. >> if i may harken back to dan's presentation -- >> chairwoman: yeah, please. >> i will be leave the community engagement processes for h.s.h. as we move forward with these really exciting acquisitions. and dan had a quick slide about the community meetings, but i wanted to extend a formal invitation for you all to attend any of those four upcoming meetings. i can make sure you get fliers, as well, so you can make them available to your communities, organizations, or whoever you pick. >> chairwoman: that's great. i think we really appreciate that, and if there is a way to -- i know that more than four members can attend, so if we can have a way to coordinate that, we can see what members will attend. >> i will double check, but i do think if there is a public event and more than four members happen
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to be there, that is allowable. i will double, double, triple check that before we all get in big trouble. >> chairwoman: okay, great. thank you so much, jesse. >> that is true when it is not related to the work of the committee. but when it does relate to the work of the committee, you need to be aware of that attendance. and since this is using committee funds to buy something, it does feel that you want to be aware of that membership at those meetings. so we can coordinate centrally. we'll get out the dates, and if people can get us know, let jesse know, if you want to attend, and we'll make sure no one gets left out if there needs to be some shuffling. >> chairwoman: great. thank you. member miller, i did see your hand was raised. did you have a question or comment on this item? >> yes. i would just like to know how we could be helpful.
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do you anticipate that there is being kind of nimbeism at these meetings? what can we do to help? >> i've had some initial conversations with community members, and it has been overwhelming positively received in most instances. i think we will, of course, have questions and concerns that come up from the community without a doubt, but i think we'll also have a lot of positivity around the acquisitions as well. and, you know, we'll talk to the community about them, we'll answer questions and concerns. and then they'll go before the board of supervisors, and certainly the board understanding that the committee is supportive of these properties, and that these acquisitions will be helpful as it moves through that process, the budget and finance, and
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then to the full board. so, again, these are proposals. it is not a done deal. we have several steps to go. but you guys are obviously a key stakeholder in all of this work, so i wanted to keep you posted. >> chairwoman: great. thank you so much. fingers crossed. okay. see no other, like, comments or questions on these items, i think we'll take is to public comment, and then we can take a vote after public comment. >> clerk: members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call 415-655-0001, i.d. 1873320094. then pound and then pound again. if you haven't already done so, please dial *3 to line up to speak. please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted and you may begin your comment. please note that you have three minutes.
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spanish interpreter, please. [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish] >> chairwoman: great. thank you. cantonese interpreter, please. [speaking cantonese]
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>> chairwoman: thank you. there are no public comments, so we go ahead and take the roll for the vote, vice chair. >> thank you. >> chairwoman: oh, i do see a caller. >> give me one second. >> hello, caller? >> caller: yeah, thank you, committee members, for this review of the budget. wesley saver calling on behalf of glide and the homeless workforce collaborative and the homeless service providers association. it is really encouraging -- i know this was discussed much earlier in the conversation -- that there is finally
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progress being made. it is clear from his hearing that the committee has really listened to the repeated calls from the public and understand the need for transparency. thank you. i'm looking forward to see how it shapes up, but keep that up. thanks so much. it is also really essential just to underscore we've got this up-to-date information concerning how the money is being utilized, but something that the members have touched on earlier is is the work force development. the way that some of the funds through the budget process got lumped together, and it is not just strictly tied to the workforce development funds, but a clear delin delineation of how they're going to be dispersed and teased out from the lump sums would be useful. and to touch on the hotel acquisition piece -- it is great news. we were just encourage the city to do more.
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early in the pandemic, the state released project home-key funds, and the city was smartly able to purchase to buildings for permanent housing. that was fantastic. this program is a successful model because the costs are lower per unit, and individuals are able to take advantage of this housing almost immediately, neither of which is a guarantee when considering new cross-examination. so, please, for the city, we need to continue to acquire more hotels for permanent housing, that is the most cost-effective and efficient as we push to fight against homelessness. >> great. thank you. hello, caller? >> this is mary kate buckalo from external affairs and policy. i wanted to underscore member friedenbach's
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comments -- first i want to back up. there is so much good news and updates communicated on this call from the dashboard to the acquisitions and for the contracting updates, too, as well. it's wonderful to see, and thank you to everybody who put so much work and thoughtfulness into hearing the community and taking, you know -- moving it forward in an actionable way. i wanted to underscore member friedenbach's comments over the flexible housing subsidy that was approved in the board's spending plan last october. family providers would love to meet with h.s.h. and see what the plan is for rolling that money out. it will be a really essential way of diversifying housing options for families because right now a lot of high-needs families are being referred to rapid rehousing as a one-size-fits-all, and we need intervention. we're looking forward to
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getting that money out the door. finally, i wanted to make a clarification on the mobile therapy funding that was a prop "c" allocation in the behavioral health, that is actually an h.s.h. contract for mobile therapy. so i just wanted to make that clarification. it is about $218,000, and it is supposed to fund two clinicians who can roam and support where kids are experiencing a lot of trauma symptoms. so that is actually h.s.h. dollars. i just wanted to make that clarification. thanks very much. >> great. thank you. there are no additional callers. >> chairwoman: great. thank you so much. thank you to all of our callers. and thank you, mary, for assisting us. just as a matter of time, we will -- you can submit the items that get on for the september meeting. before we adjourn, the
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chair actually asked me to dedicate today's meeting to janice merikatoni. >> yes. i'm just going to call roll for the vote. >> chairwoman: yes. thank you. please. [roll call taken] >> the motion has passed. >> chairwoman: great. thanks. so we'll get out some invites and see what works for folks' schedules. sorry, just in the name of time, i just want to respect the wishes, and i think it was a great request of the chair to dedicate today's meeting to janice, who passed away
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recently. she was a san francisco laureate. she was a fierce advocate for people experiencing homelessness. and glide was a powerful proponent of prop "c." so thank you to janice for all that you have done for our city, for our community, and for san franciscans and our people. so thank you so much. if anybody had any words they wanted to share, we can have a little moment of silence for janice. so thank you. great. thank you so much. and i guess we can move to adjourn at this point. >> all move to adjourn? i think i need a second. >> i'll second. >> great. i'll take roll.
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[roll call taken] >> great. the meeting has been adjourned at 11:33:00 a.m. >> chairwoman: we did it, guys. and, thank you for joining us. i am sister roma.
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a 34-year member of the san francisco sisters of perpetual indulgence. [applause] >> it says "hold for applause." thank you. thank you. i am truly honored to join you today for this historical event. as your host, as we recognize the nation's first transgender history month right here in san francisco. [applause] >> i would like to begin by thanking our wonderful san francisco mayor london breed for hosting us today and your incredible support of the trans and lgbt community and also the transgender for making this historic month possible. thank you to all the city and elected official leaders who
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are here joining us including dccc chair honey mahogany. supervisor rafael mandelman, si cilia chung and many more. so i moved to san francisco after graduating from college in one thousand nine hundred eighty-five and within two years, i met the sisters and sort of was propelled head first into the front lines on the war against hiv and aids and began fighting for civil rights and the thing that has impressed me most about san francisco is our community, we are intelligent, we are compassionate, we are creative and we are determined. the sisters of perpetual indulgence started here in san francisco. we are the first ever gay men's
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chorus. we fought for the right to serve. we have laid down and screamed i can't breathe and black lives matter and worked with women and gun control. so it's very fitting that san francisco has celebrated this historic milestone. the birthplace of the transrights movement. this month markses the 55th anniversary that took place in august 1966 in the tenderloin. the riot was a response to the ongoing violence and police harassment of transwomen and transwomen of color. the incident was one of the first lgbtq up risings in
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protests perhaps the riots gang on a against the ongoing attacks injustice, and discrimination. san francisco has come a long way in strong policies and innovative programs. the transcivil rights heroes whose shoulders we stand on. this includes legendary transleader who are no longer with us that we recognize in spirit jazzy collins, fe leash shall flames, bobby jean baker
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many more one of our transelders and heroes. so thank you all. but also impressed me about hour we couldn't do any of this alone and we're very fortunate to have such an amazing powerful ally right here at this beautiful in this wonderful city, please welcome the amazing mayor of san francisco london breed. [ applause ] >> thank you so much, sister roma and thank you to everyone who is joining us here today. it's so good to see you, donna,
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you're always here at all these amazing events and we appreciate your work and advocacy over the years. i want to recognize commissioner chung and thank you for your work not on behalf of just the trans community, but the city and county of san francisco. we're here today to celebrate an incredible milestone and supervisor mandelman, we appreciate you so much so work for your work here in city hall, but i want to take this moment to just reflect back and just realize our assess joaquin torres is joining us. joaquin, why are you sitting down, you should be standing up. standing up for the trans community, buddy. an incredible ally. i want to take this opportunity to really recognize two really
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incredible people who have been extraordinary leaders in san francisco. first, aria sayed who has been just really amazing in leading the transgender district and really advocating and pushing and coordinating and collaborating and bringing people together to help push the city in a direction where we are doing incredible things. her leadership along with claire farly who is the director of the first transgender initiative. but i've got to tell you, it's women like this, who are the reasons why we have been able to launch extraordinary programs that no one ever thought of.
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it is because of their advocacy and many of you here today that we launched the first program providing universal income for the transcommunity. so many gangs. but so much more work to be done. that's here in san francisco. it's not happening in other cities across this country and we know that this movement goes back to 1966 as sister roma talked about. everybody likes to talk about stone wall as the catalyst, but we all know here in san francisco that it started right here and it took three years before it catapulted into a
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movement that continued on and to support and uplift the transcommunity. i have a very dear friend that i truly in the past '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s to allow your child to be who they are born to be would not have been possible. had it not been for the extraordinary advocacy of this community. so it is so that we honor that history, that we honor that legacy. that we make those investments. that we continue to push and san francisco continues to be that example. this past budget season thanks
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to supervisor mandelman and other members on the board of supervisors and i see supervisor matt haney. this year, we put forth $12 million to make sure that we are investing in the first ever lgbtq museum in san francisco to highlight and document and maintain the history of this community in our city. because it's such a rich history. because it is where the movement started. because we continue to be leaders in advancing the goals that are necessary to be supportive and inclusive and to make sure this community is not forgotten is not discriminated against, is protecting and supported and uplifted. it all sounds good in san francisco, but the reason why
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we recognize these milestones and we highlight them is to continue to make sure people know that there is more work to be done because there are still women and men and mostly transwomen who are being killed just because of who they are, and in san francisco, we recognize them, we honor their lives and we make sure that we highlight the need for justice and highlight the need for changes, policies, to hold people accountable who would attack this community. in san francisco, we pride ourselves on being inclusive. we pride yourself on being the first. we talk about all the great things that we want to do, but we also need to make sure that with those words, there are deeds, there are policy
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changes. there are investments. there are things that will show a difference in peoples' lives, and so i really want to thank you all for being here today to celebrate what we will continue to do in the month of august to recognize this community and the person that i must credit for all of the knowledge and the understanding and the information about the transcommunity is felicia flames. my relationship with her started many years ago before i was even on the board of supervisors, her telling me they always forget the "t" in the lgbt movement and i'm not going to let them forget the "t." she had a lot of courage along with donna and others who just would not back down and were not afraid at a time when
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they were not treated with a lot of love and respect, but they still stood strong and you're still here with us today, donna, and we're so grateful to you and we're so happy to have you and we're so grateful to felicia and her legacy and her work. she would be so proud of the many gangs that we've made. i know i'm proud of san francisco and i really want to take this moment too to recognize our former mayor ed lee who started this first office of transgender initiative as a way to highlight and support this community and, claire, as i said has done an extraordinary job of bringing the community together and helping to make sure that me as mayor and other policy makers do the right thing and put our money where our mouth is. and so today, we're going to sign this proclamation to
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declare it officially transgender history month in the city and county of san francisco. so aria, before you say a few words, the rest of you, sister roma, please join me. [ applause ] >> that's a lot of whereas clause. are we ready? ready? let's do this. [ applause ] >> it's official. [ applause ] >> thank you, mayor breed.
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thank you everyone. this is so exciting. this is history. this is our history. [ applause ] >> i would also just like to recognize the mayor's unprecedented leadership in this crazy time of the pandemic when who could have foreseen we would find ourselves living through this once in a century catastrophe and you have rose to the occasion. keeping us all safe. so, you guys, we really have to appreciate our mayor. many of the women who started here before her, she is destined for more. we need to thank her while we still got her because she's going places, baby. [ applause ] >> so as we mentioned, we have some amazing leaders in our
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community and this next person has proven to be absolutely outstanding in everything and looking good while she does it. please welcome aria sayed. >> hi everybody. oh, no. that was a permission to respond. hello everybody. i get really nervous actually when i'm asked to publicly speak and, you know, during the pandemic, we had the luxury of zoom and so i was able to do these speaking things in a room alone and now it's even more nerve racking because this is family. thank you so much, mayor breed, if for this moment. it's such a beautiful day today that it is transgender history month. it is also marsha p. johnson's
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birthday, a mother of our movement who famously said i want my gay rights now. and so it's very special to not only be celebrating the 55th anniversary of the compton's cafeteria rights and the amazing incredible history that we have as trans people. and so all my trans siblings in this space, i want us to know how powerful we are and how resilient we are and how we are more powerful than our minds can digest and it was harvey milk who actually advocated for san francisco pride. once upon a time it used to happen in golden gate park and he fought tirelessly before, you know, but he fought tirelessly for pride to actually happen at city hall every single year because he said that queer people and
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trans people deserve to be at the seat of power in the city. and so i'm so grateful that we have this moment and that we have mayor breed and the office of trans initiatives truly advocating for trans peoples' history and our experience and culture and all the contributions that we've made to the world not just since 2007, but for the last hundreds and hundreds of years to be known. and i want to also acknowledge some very special people that were also going to be honoring today which is ms. talara chang who was at the compton cafeteria riots who has been fighting for over 55 years for trans people and ms. si cilia chung since the 80s and 90s. and ms. camille moran.
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and i'm just so grateful to be soaking up this moment so i don't want to hold al. i do want to introduce a very special lady. she's a trans latina advocate. she's also undocumented and a doca recipient and she is actually a huge reason why today is happening. she has been fighting and advocating and harassing me and claire and everyone in between to make this moment possible and for trans people to be heard during this month in this way. and so i'm going to ask that the ladies of the trans district come up with ms. jupiter peraza who is the director of our social justice initiative. [ applause ]
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>> sorry everyone. very beautiful earrings, but very hard to navigate. can you hold these? thank you so much. thank you aria. thank you, mayor breed for this wonderful opportunity. and, i just wanted to say that this is a step in the right direction. in order to understand our community, we must understand the history. and, in a society in which trans people are regarded with so many misconceptions, it is time that we alleviate those misconceptions with education, candor, and legitimacy. when we learn about others, we learn about ourselves. what we have here is an
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opportunity, an opportunity to embrace how similar we are from one another. an opportunity to deseminate and uncover how much my community, the trans community has given up for the well being of all of us. trans people are my past, they are my present, and they are my future and they are yours as well. as we have proven, we are capable of transending what is imposed on us to attain a life in which we are authentically and exquiz italy us. i talk about us and being us
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because we should talk about that more. and with transgender history month, we will talk about that. the goal is to remind every single transperson whether you're thinking about transitioning or you've lived years as the person that you were bound to be, how vital and how critical you are. you are a cornerstone. you are a beacon of progress. thank you to all the leaders in this room. to mayor breed for welcoming this proclamation. you always know what the best san francisco looks and feels like. thank you to claire farley and everyone at the office of
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transgender initiative. you are representing us with might and cleverness. to honey mahogany for spearheading and breaking down barriers and most importantly, an immense thank you to the co-founder and president of the transgender initiative aria sayid for being the leader our community needs. you are brilliant, relentless, when it comes to what direction progress is. and, to the ladies that stand beside me, we have a very bright future ahead of us. happy transgender history month everyone. [ applause ]
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>> i'm so motivated and inspired today. we're going to if you're following the program, we're going to change it up just a little bit. i would like to welcome -- it looks like she's being interviewed. sicelia, would you like to come up and say a few words? >> hello everyone. thank you, sister roma. interestingly, i think in san francisco 1985 i started college. so we just dated ourselves i think. it's really wonderful to be here to be able to talk about the rich history and all the stories that san francisco represents for the transcommunity. i still remember the first time
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when i got to the city, i came here because i know my community was here. and i could find someone to understand what i was going through. san francisco will always hold and is still holding a very special place in my heart. this is the city where i began my transition. this is the city where i became homeless. this is a city where i found a way out and this is a city who gave me these communities, you know, to serve in this privilege to be on different commissions to lead by different positions. i was lucky enough to be appointed to the human rights commission and then the department of public health, the health commission, i really am grateful for the opportunity to serve and to show the world
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that transpeople can lead too. it's not an accident that we see such a big and beautiful community here in san francisco. it was because of all the resilience we endure and all the fights we got into. by the way, i think we're also the first city that the community actually fought with and made the supervisors apologize to the community. and to be able to see the progress means a lot and i'm old in a grateful way because i get to see all the young
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leaders emerging. and also to celebrate some of the names that maybe you have never heard of or maybe you know such as ms. major and marilyn robinson who recently just passed away. their leadership helped to save the movement today. without them, we wouldn't have so many, social justice organizations that are being led by these beautiful transwomen. that shows we're capable of doing more. or and maybe one day, we will see a trans president.
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you can be as big as you won't because of the rich history because of all the giants who paved the way for us and thank you for being here and thank you mayor and making the office of transgender history month. [ applause ] >> so we've seen some great leaders, we've acknowledged that we have new leaders who are giving us all hope for the future. i think one of the talents of our community is we've been compelled to re-elect them. please welcome supervisor from district 8, rafael mandelman
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and omar runcon. oh, well, he's an important person. sorry, rafael had to leave. i'm glad you're still here, mayor. thank you. should we do the awards? >> what would you like to do, ladies? i'm always happy to introduce ms. honey mahogany. i like to always watch her meteoric rise to leadership and power here in san francisco. please welcome honey mahogany. [ applause ]
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>> thank you mayor breed, thank you claire farley. one of my truly best friends and one of the reasons why we are all here today jupiter peraza for her advocacy. i just want to say a few brief words about how we ended up here today. when we founded the transgender initiative, that have been serving the transgender community for decades here in san francisco. that includes organizations like t.j.i.p.. it includes organizations like st. james infirmary and it also includes organizations like the q foundation. we all banded together because we saw what was happening to our beautiful city of san francisco. there was rapid gentrification
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and development that was displacing so much of our community from our beloved venues to our residents. back then, i was actually working as a social worker and one of the most heart breaking things that i would see is the transpeople who are displaced from housing in the city to places like pittsburgh and antioch who were displaced from resources, family, transportation, unwaebl to get jobs and i saw many of our clients evolve and self-medicate and some even attempting to that he can their own lives and create opportunities for transpeople where we have been for more than a generation. so i amex streamly proud of the
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work the transgender community has been able when it was just getting started. since aria has taken leadership it has become an organization that's been internationally known. people are being housed, people are being given jobs, people are creating change in the physical environment of the tenderloin and fighting for a brighter future where we can all still be here. so i just want to give a shout out to the entire transgender team. an ally to the trans community. he's an honorary trans. and, of course, the leadership of our mayor, claire farley, and all the supervisors who invested so heavily in the
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transcommunity. thank you for believing in this vision for continuing to fight for what is right for not just trans people, but for san francisco. so thank you. it's an honor to be here. [ applause ] . >> of course, honey is the first elected black transchair of the d.c.c.c. [ applause ] >> the first trans president. where do i vote. i'm ready. so i believe that concludes our program. do you have something? >> sorry everyone. we didn't want to leave here without giving certificates of honors to members of our community that have truly shown their dedication, resilience
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and tenacity making sure our community is advancing and progressing. we have required certificates of honor from supervisor haney's office. we'd like to recognize and her monumental role in health equity and social empowerment spaces for and by transgender people over multiple decades as a transgender activist. cecelia chung. [ applause ] next, we would like to give this in recognition of the tremendous contributions that she has made to the transgender community making institutional strides for equity during a time where opportunity and
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change for transpeople were limited, socially challenging and fatal. we award this to camille moran. and, finally, in recognition of her role as a transgenderer and queer freedom fighter at the cafeteria riots in august of 1966 and continued activism and public service for the transgender community spanning over 50 years, we thank tamara change for her advocacy in the community. thank you, honey. and, we meant to supply cecilia chung with a certificate of honor not just from supervisor haney's office, and we have omar rincon who is here also to
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extend his certificate of honors to these three lovely individuals. however, cecelia, you already heard from her. but we wanted to present these certificates of honor for all they've done. >> that's wonderful. i'm glad you were able to do that. thank you all for joining us. let's mingle safely and if you are invited we will be doing the flag raising on the balcony outside the mayor's office. you're invited to watch it from below. happy transgender history month. [ applause ] >> all right. are we ready!
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[ applause ] [cheers and applause] >> restaurants will be open for take out only, but nonessential stores, like bars and gyms, will close effective midnight tonight. [♪♪♪]
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>> my name is sharky laguana. i am a small business owner. i own a company called vandigo van rentals. it rents vans to the music industry. i am also a member of the small business commission as appointed by mayor breed in 2019. i am a musician and have worked as a professional musician and recording artist in the 90s. [♪♪♪] >> we came up in san francisco, so i've played at most of the live venues as a performer, and, of course, i've seen hundreds of shows over the years, and i care very, very
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deeply about live entertainment. in fact, when i joined the commission, i said that i was going to make a particular effort to pay attention to the arts and entertainment and make sure that those small businesses receive the level of attention that i think they deserve. >> this is a constantly and rapidly changing situation, and we are working hard to be aggressive to flatten the curve to disrupt the spread of covid-19. >> when the pandemic hit, it was crystal clear to me that this was devastating to the music industry because live venues had to completely shutdown. there was no way for them to open for even a single day or in limited capacity. that hit me emotionally as an artist and hit me professionally, as well as a small business that caters to artists, so i was very deeply
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concerned about what the city could do to help the entertainment committee. we knew we needed somebody to introduce some kind of legislation to get the ball rolling, and so we just started texting supervisor haney, just harassing him, saying we need to do something, we need to do something. he said i know we need to do something, but what do we do? we eventually settled on this idea that there would be an independent venue recovery fund. >> clerk: there are 11 ayes. >> president walton: thank you. without objection, this resolution is passed unanimously. >> and we were concerned for these small mom-and-pop businesses that contribute so much to our arts community. >> we are an extremely small
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venue that has the capacity to do extremely small shows. most of our staff has been working for us for over ten years. there's very little turnover in the staff, so it felt like family. sharky with the small business commission was crucial in pestering supervisor haney and others to really keep our industry top of mind. we closed down on march 13 of 2020 when we heard that there was an order to do so by the mayor, and we had to call that show in the middle of the night. they were in the middle of their sound check, and i had to call the venue and say, we need
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to cancel the show tonight. >> the fund is for our live music and entertainment venues, and in its first round, it will offer grants of at least $10,000 to qualifying venues. these are venues that offer a signature amount of live entertainment programming before the pandemic and are committed to reopening and offering live entertainment spaces after the pandemic. >> it's going to, you know, just stave off the bleeding for a moment. it's the city contributing to helping make sure these venues are around, to continue to be part of the economic recovery for our city. >> when you think about the venues for events in the city, we're talking about all of them. some have been able to come back adaptively over the last year and have been able to be shape shifters in this pandemic, and that's exciting to see, but i'm really looking
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forward to the day when events and venues can reopen and help drive the recovery here in san francisco. >> they have done a study that says for every dollar of ticket sales done in this city, $12 goes to neighboring businesses. from all of our vendors to the restaurants that are next to our ven sues and just so many other things that you can think of, all of which have been so negatively affected by covid. for this industry to fail is unthinkable on so many levels. it's unheard of, like, san francisco without its music scene would be a terribly dismal place. >> i don't know that this needs to be arrest -- that there needs to be art welfare for artists. we just need to live and pay for our food, and things will
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take care of themselves. i think that that's not the given situation. what san francisco could do that they don't seem to do very much is really do something to support these clubs and venues that have all of these different artists performing in them. actually, i think precovid, it was, you know, don't have a warehouse party and don't do a gig. don't go outside, and don't do this. there was a lot of don't, don't, don't, and after the pandemic, they realized we're a big industry, and we bring a lot of money into this city, so they need to encourage and hope these venues. and then, you know, as far as people like me, it would be nice if you didn't only get encouraged for only singing opera or playing violin. [♪♪♪] >> entertainment is a huge part of what is going to make this
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city bounce back, and we're going to need to have live music coming back, and comedy, and drag shows and everything under the sun that is fun and creative in order to get smiles back on our faces and in order to get the city moving again. [♪♪♪] >> venues serve a really vital function in society. there aren't many places where people from any walk of life, race, religion, sexuality can come together in the same room and experience joy, right? experience love, experience anything that what makes us human, community, our connective tissues between different souls. if we were to lose this, lose this situation, you're going to
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lose this very vital piece of society, and just coming out of the pandemic, you know, it's going to help us recover socially? well, yeah, because we need to be in the same room with a bunch of people, and then help people across the country recover financially. >> san francisco art recovery fund, amazing. it opened yesterday on april 21. applications are open through may 5. we're encouraging everyone in the coalition to apply. there's very clear information on what's eligible, but that's basically been what our coalition has been advocating for from the beginning. you know, everyone's been supportive, and they've all been hugely integral to this program getting off the ground. you know, we found our champion with supervisor matt haney from district six who introduced this legislation and pushed this into law. mayor breed dedicated
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$1.5 million this fund, and then supervisor haney matched that, so there's $3 million in this fund. this is a huge moment for our coalition. it's what we've been fighting for all along. >> one of the challenges of our business is staying on top of all the opportunities as they come back. at the office of oewd, office of economic and workforce development, if you need to speak to somebody, you can find people who can help you navigate any of the available programs and resources. >> a lot of blind optimism has kept us afloat, you know, and there's been a lot of reason for despair, but this is what keeps me in the business, and this is what keeps me fighting, you know, and continuing to advocate, is that we need this and this is part of our life's
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blood as much as oxygen and food is. don't lose heart. look at there for all the various grants that are available to you. some of them might be very slow to unrao, and it might seem like too -- unroll, and it might seem like it's too late, but people are going to fight to keep their beloved venues open, and as a band, you're going to be okay. [♪♪♪]
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>> candlestick park known also as the stick was an outdoor stadium for sports and entertainment. built between 1958 to 1960, it was located in the bayview hunters point where it was home to the san francisco giants and 49ers. the last event held was a concert in late 2014. it was demolished in 2015. mlb team the san francisco giants played at candlestick from 1960-1999. fans came to see players such a willie mays and barry bonds, over 38 seasons in the open ballpark. an upper deck expansion was added in the 1970s. there are two world series played at the stick in 1962 and in 198 9. during the 1989 world series against the oakland as they were shook by an earthquake.
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candlestick's enclosure had minor damages from the quake but its design saved thousands of lives. nfl team the san francisco 49ers played at candlestick from feign 71-2013. it was home to five-time super bowl champion teams and hall of fame players by joe montana, jerry rice and steve jones. in 1982, the game-winning touchdown pass from joe montana to dwight clark was known as "the catch." leading the niners to their first super bowl. the 49ers hosted eight n.f.c. championship games including the 2001 season that ended with a loss to the new york giants. in 201, the last event held at candlestick park was a concert by paul mccartney who played with the beatles in 1966, the stadium's first concert. demolition of the stick began in late 2014 and it was completed in september 2015.
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the giants had moved to pacific rail park in 2000 while the 49ers moved to santa clara in 2014. with structural claims and numerous name changes, many have passed through and will remember candlestick park as home to the legendary athletes and entertainment. these memorable moments will live on in a place called the stick. (♪♪♪)
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>> the market is one of our vehicles for reaching out to public and showing them how to prepare delicious, simple food. people are amazed that the library does things like that.
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biblio bistro is a food education program. it brings such joy to people. it teaches them life skills that they can apply anywhere, and it encourages them to take care of themselves. my name is leaf hillman, and i'm a librarian, and biblio bistro is my creation. i'm a former chef, and i have been incubating this idea for many years. we are challenged to come up with an idea that will move the library into the future. this inspired me to think, what can we do around cooking? what can i do around cooking?
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we were able to get a cart. the charlie cart is designed to bring cooking to students in elementary students that has enough gear on it to teach 30 students cooking. so when i saw that, i thought bingo, that's what we're missing. you can do cooking classes in the library, but without a kitchen, it's difficult. to have everything contained on wheels, that's it. i do cooking demonstrations out at the market every third wednesday. i feature a seafood, vegetable, and i show people how to cook the vegetable. >> a lot of our residents live in s.r.o.s, single resident occupancies, and they don't have access to full kitchens. you know, a lot of them just have a hot plate, a microwave, and the thing that biblio bistro does really well is cook
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food accessible in season and make it available that day. >> we handout brochures with the featured recipe on the back. this recipe features mushrooms, and this brochure will bring our public back to the library. >> libraries are about a good time. >> i hired a former chef. she's the tickle queen at the ramen shop in rockwood. we get all ages. we get adults and grandparents and babies, and, you know, school-age kids, and it's just been super terrific. >> i was a bit reluctant because i train teachers and adults. i don't train children.
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i don't work with children, and i find it very interesting and a bit scary, but working here really taught me a lot, you know, how easily you can influence by just showing them what we have, and it's not threatening, and it's tasty and fun. i make it really fun with kids because i don't look like a teacher. >> in the mix, which is our team center, we have programs for our kids who are age 13 to 18, and those are very hands on. the kids often design the menu. all of our programs are very interactive. >> today, we made pasta and garlic bread and some sauce. usually, i don't like bell pepper in my sauce, but i used bell pepper in my sauce, and it
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complemented the sauce really well. i also grated the garlic on my bread. i never thought about that technique before, but i did it, and it was so delicious. >> we try to teach them techniques where they can go home and tell their families, i made this thing today, and it was so delicious. >> they're kind of addicted to these foods, these processed foods, like many people are. i feel like we have to do what we can to educate people about that. the reality is we have to live in a world that has a lot of choices that aren't necessarily good for you all the time. >> this is interesting, but it's a reaction to how children are brought up. it is fast-food, and the apple is a fast-food, and so that sort of changes the way they
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think about convenience, how eating apple is convenient. >> one of the things that i love about my program out at the market is the surprise and delight on people's faces when they finally taste the vegetable. it's been transformative for some people. they had never eaten those vegetables before, but now, they eat them on a regular basis. >> all they require is a hot plate and a saute pan, and they realize that they're able to cook really healthy, and it's also tasty. >> they also understand the importance of the connection that we're making. these are our small business owners that are growing our food and bringing it fresh to the market for them to consume, and then, i'm helping them consume it by teaching them how to cook. >> it connects people to the food that they're buying. >> the magic of the classes in the children's center and the
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team center is that the participants are cooking the food themselves, and once they do that, they understand their connection to the food, to the tools, and it empowers them. >> we're brokering new experiences for them, so that is very much what's happening in the biblio bistro program. >> we are introducing kids many times to new vocabulary. names of seasonings, names of vegetables, names of what you call procedures. >> i had my little cooking experience. all i cooked back then was grilled cheese and scrambled eggs. now, i can actually cook curry and a few different thing zblz . >> and the parents are amazed that what we're showing them to cook is simple and inexpensive.
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i didn't know this was so easy to make. i've only bought it in the market. those comments have been amazing, and yeah, it's been really wonderful. >> we try to approach everything here with a well, just try it. just try it once, and then, before you know it, it's gone. >> a lot of people aren't sure how to cook cauliflower or kale or fennel or whatever it is, and leah is really helpful at doing that. >> i think having someone actually teaching you here is a great experience. and it's the art of making a meal for your family members and hope that they like it. >> i think they should come and
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have some good food, good produce that is healthy and actually very delicious. >> cooking is one of my biggest passions, to be able to share, like, my passion with others, and skills, to h shop and dine on the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do shopping and dining within the 49 square miles of san francisco by supporting local services within neighborhood. we help san francisco remain unique, successful and vibrant. where will you shop and dine in the 49? san francisco owes the charm to the unique character of the neighborhood comer hall district. each corridor has its own personality. our neighborhoods are the engine of the city. >> you are putting money and
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support back to the community you live in and you are helping small businesses grow. >> it is more environmentally friendly. >> shopping local is very important. i have had relationships with my local growers for 30 years. by shopping here and supporting us locally, you are also supporting the growers of the flowers, they are fresh and they have a price point that is not imported. it is really good for everybody. >> shopping locally is crucial. without that support, small business can't survive, and if we lose small business, that diversity goes away, and, you know, it would be a shame to see
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that become a thing of the past. >> it is important to dine and shop locally. it allows us to maintain traditions. it makes the neighborhood. >> i think san francisco should shop local as much as they can. the retail marketplace is changes. we are trying to have people on the floor who can talk to you and help you with products you are interested in buying, and help you with exploration to try things you have never had before. >> the fish business, you think it is a piece of fish and fisherman. there are a lot of people working in the fish business, between wholesalers and fishermen and bait and tackle. at the retail end, we about a lot of people and it is good for
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everybody. >> shopping and dining locally is so important to the community because it brings a tighter fabric to the community and allows the business owners to thrive in the community. we see more small businesses going away. we need to shop locally to keep the small business alive in san francisco. >> shop and dine in the 49 is a cool initiative. you can see the banners in the streets around town. it is great. anything that can showcase and legitimize small businesses is a wonderful thing.
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>> this is the recreation and park commission. will the secretary please call the role. [roll call taken] >> the san francisco recreation -- this is the recreation and park commission meeting of august 19, 2021. the san francisco recreation and park commission acknowledges that we occupy the unseated ancestoral home land of the maloni people. we honor the


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