tv BOS Budget and Finance Committee SFGTV September 22, 2021 10:30am-1:31pm PDT
>> chair: this meeting will come to order. this is the september 22, 2021, budget and finance committee meeting. i'm matt haney. and i'm joined by committee members saf clerk, do you have any announcement? >> clerk: the minutes will reflect that committee members participated in this remote meeting through video conference to the same extent as if present.
we invite public comment in the following ways. public comment will be available on each item on this agenda, in channel 26, 78, or 99. each speaker will be allowed two minutes to speaks. comments during public comment period are available by calling 415-655-0001, meeting i.d. 24855346023 and press the symbol pound twice. you will be muted and in listening mode. when your item of interest comes up, dial *3 to be added to the speaker line. best practices are to call from a quiet location, speak clearly and slowly and turn down your television or radio. you may also submit public comment in the following ways: e-mail to the budget and finance committee
clerk. if you submit public comment via e-mail, it will be forwarded to the supervisors. written comments may be sent to city hall, 1doctor city hall.items acted on today e expected to appear on the board of supervisors' agenda on september 28th. mr. chair, thi concludes my announcements. item 1, ordinance authorizing the municipal transportation agency to set parking rates at the parking lot, golden gate underground parking facility and marina small craft (indiscernable) on park property, making conforming edits (indiscernable) and
affirming the planning department's determination under the california environmental equality act. members of the public who wish to provide public comment, call 415-655-0001. if you have not already done so, please dial *3 to line up to speak. a system prompt will indicate you have raised your hand. >> chair: great. thank you. you have ms. ketchum from the department of rec and park to present on this item. >> good morning, supervisor. dana katchem from rec and park. i'm joined by my colleague, ted grass. the legislation before you allows us to modernize the pricing structure at the music concourse garage and the parking lot. it enables to implement or demand responsive pricing.
in 2009, the park code was amended to add section 6.14 to allow the m.t.a. to allow the department to set new rates for parking and park property. at this time, other provisions were also amended to allow sfmta to adopt rates at city-owned garages and parking lots. the purpose is that m.t.a. is the expert and parking and traffic management, and this provision, 6.14, would give them the same power for all city garages and parking lots. it acquires the board of supervisors to approve the locations of paid parking areas, but provides for the implementation of restrictions. parking rates are done by the commission. the park code rates for those two facilities were still in the park. as section 6.14 has never
been implemented to apply two kisar and the music concourse, as a result those parking lots have had flexed rates that increase each year. this ordinance will clarify that 6.14 should be used to set rates at those parking rates going forward. kisar, its primary purpose is for events at kisar stadium and pavelium. it provides monthly parking for residents and those working in the neighborhood, including ucsf, and it validates parking to merchants in the neighborhood. the music concourse garage is actually owned by the music concourse partnership. under a lease of the underground land for the
department. m.c.c. p. was a non-profit that built the garage in 2004using debt financing, and currently has debt outstanding of more than 25 million. historically, that bond debt expense has exceeded over 50% of their revenues, with the remaining expenses to cover the expense of the garage. the lease between the department and m.c.c.p., that was adopted at the time, provides rates cannot go below an amount sufficient to maintain debt payments and maintain certain reserves. the commission requires that any changes to the rates of the m.c.c.p. garage would have to be approved by the music concourse community partnership as well to ensure debt coverage. please note that the mayor's office has submitted an amendment to remove general paid parking at the marina from this legislation as we need to conduct further
outreach at that site. but we are still proposing to increase the rate for annual berth holder parking passes. they will continue to receive two free parking passes, but the annual rate increases from 156, to $600, which is comparable to other marinas in the area. i'm happy to answer any questions. thank you. >> chair: thank you so much, ms. ketchum. is there a b.l.a. report on this item? >> chair haney, nick bernard from the b.l.a. we do not have a report on this item. >> chair: i know that vice chair safai, did you have something you wanted to add or say on this? >> yes, thank you, chair. simply, supervisor chan has reached out to me and asked if we could duplicate the file?
>> chair: sure. before we do that, can we take public comment on this item. >> clerk: yes, mr. chair. d.p. is checking to see if there are any callers in the queue. any members who wish to provide public comment, please press *3. are there any callers who wish to comment on this item? >> there are five callers. >> clerk: thank you. please unmute the first caller. >> good morning, members of the committee. my name is parker day, and i'm calling in to ask for your full support for this ordinance. and hopefully management under sfmta control. it is pretty clear that the current pricing management does not work for many people. there are conflict of interests with how the pricing is set, and the
rates. an indicator that we could be doing a better job managing this public investment. it is obvious that the garage has the ability to increase the parking and provide parking for employees. [inaudible] managing pricing would be a step towards removing or reducing conflicts over management of the garage. i think it would be a step forward to finally making sure that the garage lived up to the intentions of serving our park patrons. garage pricing and management (indiscernable) in golden gate park as well. but with the current fragmented administration and out of sfmta's control, we rely on the government's influence to
act beyond the museum's interest. so passing this ordinance today allows sfmta some control, and the transportation plans for golden gate park can become a little less fragmented, and in the endmore people will have access to the park. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: i oppose this legislation. [yelling] >> caller: these increased parking spies fees area conspiracy! >> clerk: next speaker, please. >> caller: good morning, supervisors. my name is dave alexander. i live in direct 1, and i fully support this ordinance. i want to thank the
mayor's office for introducing this ordinance and legislation. it's long overdue that sfmta take over pricing, and eventually the management of this very important garage on public land. that's the music concourse garage in golden gate park. in 1998, voters approved the garage as part of prop "j," in exchange for creating a pedestrian oasis. the pandemic has showed us how good that oasis could be. we have the opportunity to uphold the prop "k" by making eighth avenue an entrance to the park. if you've never checked out the garage, check it out. it is actually amazing. i recommend you hop on a bike and check it out. the sfmta can put the garage to its best use on
public land, including lower parking rates, and affordable parking for police. the board has been governed by using trustees and contractors for the entire existence. today six of the seven garage floor members are from the two museums. three years into the garage's life under the governance of the board chairs, $4 million was embezzled by the garage c.f.o. he was put in jail, but left an ever-increasing debt and increased parking rates for garage visitors. the garage only averages 20% occupancy. in a 2019 rec and park study, they found only 50% capacity over the busiest parts of the day. this conflict of interest has never been disclosed in the i.r.s. filings. we must end this conflict of interest and get this garage out of their control. next, let's get this
garage fully into m.t.a.'s control. >> the time has lapsed. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: my name is josh kelley. i'm calling in from district 4. i'm happy to voice my 100% support for this ordinance, and echo what some of the other callers have said, that this taking over pricing should be the first step to sfmta fully managing these garages. this is public land. the garage is clearly being mismanaged between the embezzlement and the low capacity rate. i think it could be a lot better utilized to increase a.d.a. access. so, yeah, i'm in full support. them so much for putting this forward. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please.
>> caller: good morning, supervisors. my name is jody mendarese, and i'm the main director of walk san francisco, which we advocate on behalf of anyone who walks in our city. yesterday the full board of supervisors unanimously approved a resolution for a bay to beach community route. thank you to all of you for voting in support of this resolution. the ability for the sfmta to set dynamic parking rates, especially in the music concourse garage, will get us closer to our call of an inviting destination for all. we believe the 800 park garage is a viable solution in making golden gate park is more equitable space. having the flexibility to lower rates for zip codes with historically low income and underserved residents, especially for children and their families from the bay view, chinatown, o.m.i.,
imitation valley -- they should all be able to easily come and enjoy the park, and all of the glory the park has to offer. thank you for voting yesterday to move forward with these changes and for voting today to make these edits to the park code so we can all move forward with a safe and accessible golden gate park. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker. >> caller: hi. my name is jay bain. i'm a resident of district 1. i'm calling in to voice my support of this measure and legislation. and i also wanted to say that i agree that it is extremely important that the operations of the garage work as hard as possible to pay off the bond and the money owed for the construction of the garage, and also that
we minimize vacant spaces in the garage as well. there is a framework for capturing capacity data or available space data called the parking data guide published by sfmta in the city. while we also adjust parking, i ask that the available spaces at any given time are available on line and on the sign out front so that people coming to the garage know how many spaces are available and the likelihood of them being able to park there. thank you so much. it is an important part of our tool kit in making sure -- >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: hi. my name is shay -- hello,
can you hear me? >> clerk: yes. >> caller: hello. my name is shahin, and i live in district 7. i'm calling in support of the item to put pricing under control, pricing and management to public parking as a component of our public transportation system. and it should be managed by the agency accountable for public transportation. better management is needed. thank you for putting this forward. please pass this ordinance today. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. >> caller: hi, this is lisa church. i'm a resident of district 3. thank you for the opportunity to speak today. i fully support sfmta having the ability to dynamic pricing on all of these spaces, including the berth parking increase that was mentioned as an amendment. what i wanted to bring up
was included in previous comments, which i thought were great. so i'm not going to repeat that, other than to say i believe sfmta is the best organization to serve in this role, especially in line with some of the other ongoing positive changes we're making to make this city more accessible to people not in private vehicles. fully utilizing, in particular, the music concourse garage will actually help make all other forms of getting around, whether it is on muni, on paratransit, walking, biking, whatever, much more accessible to people in the city. thank you for your time. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: thank you, supervisors haney, mar, and safai. i'm one of the leader
organizers of kids safe s.f. i want to thank the mayor for putting this ordinance forward, and encourage you all to pass the ordinance unanimously. it is long overdue for sfmta to take over pricing and management of this garage. in 1998, voters approved the prop "k." the pandemic has showed us how good that pedestrian oasis could be. we have the opportunity to uphold the premise of prop "k" by keeping s.f. kid-safe. and directing car parking and dropoff to the giant, underutilized garage. the m.t.a. can put the garage to best use, including providing ample a.d.a. parking and affordable parking for employees. unfortunately, the garage has been governed by trustees and contractors. six of the seven garage
board members are from these two museums. three years into the garage's life, under the governance of the deyoung and chair, $4 million was embezzled by the garage's c.f.o. he was put in jail, but it led to increasing debt and increasing parking rates. the garage only averages 28% occupancy. they found it barely 50% capacity on the busiest days on weekdays. it owes more than $2.5 million in loans. this conflict of interest has never been disclosed on their i.r.s. filings. we must end this conflict of interest and get this garage out of their control. today is step one. please allow m.t.a. to set pricing, and let's get this garage fully out of m.t.a. control so we can best serve the public.
>> clerk: thank you for your comments. are there any other speakers in the queue. >> we have one more speaker in the queue. >> clerk: thank you. to the callers who have dialed in and would like to comment on item 1, please press *3 now. >> caller: good morning, supervisors. mike chen, district 2 resident, calling in support of the legislation. the garage seems to be underutilized, and allowing m.t.a. to set the rates would allow better access to all people, including folks who are disabled, and to have more accessible parking. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. are there any other speakers in the queue? >> there are no more speakers in the queue.
>> clerk: thank you. >> chair: all right. public comment is now closed. colleagues, any other comments or questions? i know there was -- do we have to make a motion to duplicate the file? >> no. >> clerk: you do not. >> chair: you do not. okay. all right. well, then i want to duplicate the file and i also want to make a motion to move item 1 to the full board with a positive recommendation. can we have a roll call vote, please? >> clerk: yes. on that motion: [roll call taken] >> clerk: there are three ayes. >> chair: great. this will go to the full board with a positive recommendation. thank you to ms. ketchum and everybody who called in. madam clerk, can you please call item 2. >> clerk: mr. chair,
before we do that, we need to take action on the duplicate version of this ordinance. just to continue the matter -- >> mr. chair, i think we just want to have it continued to the call of the chair and committee. and supervisor chan will follow up with this committee. >> chair: okay. great. i want to continue that item to the call of the chair. >> clerk: on that motion to continue the duplicate version to the call of the chair: [roll call taken] >> clerk: there are three ayes. >> chair: great. thank you. we continue the call of the chair, madam clerk, can you please call item 2. >> clerk: item 2: resolution approving a professional services agreement between s.p. park corporation for a three-year term with
one-two-year option (indiscernable) to commence on november 1st, 2021, through october 21, 2024. members of the public who wish to provide public comment, call 415-655-0001. if you have not already done so, dial *3 to line up to speak. please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted and you may begin your comments. mr. chair? >> chair: great. thank you. >> thank you, supervisors. the airport is seeking your approval of the curbside management for a term of three years with one-two-year option to extend. it manages and coordinates commercial ground transportation operations at s.f.o. the contracted firm monitors and dispatches taxi services, monitors
curbside limousine, and monitors the shared ride and limousines. they are contracting with s.f. parking a 100% latino-owned company for administrative services provided in this contract. the airport is in agreement with the b.l.a.'s recommendation to reduce the contract not to exceed amount by $600,000, for a total not to exceed $20,100,000. the amendments were provided to this committee for your review. the contract is funded by fees charged to ground transportation providers. i'm happy to answer any questions you may have, along with my colleagues from the inside operations. >> chair: great. thank you. could you clarify a bit what exactly the services are that -- a $20 million contract is a large contract. what exactly is their
role. >> i would like to call on my colleagues to further talk about those services. >> chair: welcome. >> hi, this is daniel wu from the san francisco international airport. i can speak to the services. so the services provided by the contractor will be for curbside management at the terminal curbside for the transportation modes that dianna has just specified. the limousine, the transportation companies, and the taxi modes, as well as the operation of the staging lanes towards those vehicles, while they wait prior to their dispatching to the terminal curbside. we have five staging laws. a few four taxis, a few for the t.n.c. modes.
so there are staff at the staging laws who have a dispatching of those vehicles to the terminal curbsides. >> chair: got it. and what is the -- you said that this is paid for by charging the ground transportation companies. what does that fee structure look like? are they, you know -- who pays and how much? >> correct. so right now our fiscal year '21/'22 fees for each trip made by the modes are 450 for t.n.c. vehicles -- i'm sorry, i misspoke, 550 for t.n.c., limousines, and taxi vehicles for each trip they make to the san francisco airport. >> chair: so you charge each individual driver, not the sort of companies
themselves? is that how it works? >> so we charge the -- the amount goes to the t.n.c.s for the t.n.c. rides, and also to the limousine, and for the taxis. and those fees are subtracted out of the revenue collected by the individual operators. >> chair: okay. got it. and we charge taxis the same amount that we charge ride share? >> yes. >> chair: why? >> perhaps abu, would you like to explain that a little more? >> sure. supervisors, taxis get charged only for pickups, and transportation companies get charged for dropoffs and pickups. and this works on a cross-recovery model. the airport takes all of the costs of ground transportation, including
roadway costs, maintenance costs, staffing costs, and that goes into a model where it is divided up between the ground transportation modes that operate at the airport. each specific mode has a percentage that is allocated from that pool of money, saying this is how much you used our system, and that's how the trip fees are calculated at a cost recovery model. >> chair: it's a cost recovery model, except we're charging the ride shares twice and the taxicabs once. is there a difference in costs that they -- is there -- how does that reflect itself in a cost recovery model if -- is it more expensive for us to support the operations of the ride shares? >> yes. ride shares, charters, and vans, those type of vehicles are regulated by the california public
utilities commission. they set the rates for these vehicles, and we collect for -- for c.u.p.c., we collect for dropoffs and pickups. taxis are regulated by the san francisco sfmta. there is a regular rate for the taxis. and taxi drivers who decide to come and pick somebody up -- first of all, only s.f. taxis are allowed to come. when we have a shortage, we allow others to participate. each driver that participate in the program, they get charged we tha go up to the curb to pick somebody up. the reason we don't charge for dropoffs is because taxis come from all different jurisdictions, not only from san francisco. and they drop off as well. so we don't charge san
francisco taxis because that would be a disadvantage to the san francisco taxis. no taxi company that operates from different municipalities get charged for dropoffs. and the only ones that get charged for pickups, and that is the san francisco taxis. we have staff monitoring them and staff dispatching them. this contract does the monitoring, the dispatching, and coordination of rides for passengers requesting a taxi. >> chair: so the role of this company is -- if you're coming out of the airport and you're going to get a taxi or ride share, they are the ones who are standing there at the taxi line and making sure that the taxi is coming, and making sure you know where to go and all of that? they're providing those services? and on the other hand,
with the ride share, there is sort of a whole other process where you have to go to get the ride share. i don't know if you have to get a bus or go to a certain part of the parking lot where you get the ride share. and then they're operating all of that? are they the ones helping to transport people to get the ride share? what is the specific role that they're playing with it comes to ride shares and taxis. i'm a little confused. >> for ride shares, this particular contractor monitors the staging lots where the ride-share companies stage their vehicles. we have currently one staging lot open. but during the peak, before covid, before the pandemic, we had three separate lots open for ride-share companies to stage. these vehicles stage in that lot, and the staff there monitors the lot to make sure there are no disruptions, and there is customer service provided for the drivers that are waiting. if they have any questions, we provide
facilities for them, such as restrooms and things like that. and then once the vehicles are dispatched, they're automatically dispatched by the transportation network companies through the application. so once they're dispatched, they go to level 5 of our garage in the domestic terminal. that's where we've done extensive roadway work for them to create a zone for pickup. and so all of that money that was spent goes into the cost recovery because this is a ground transportation service and is spread around through the different modes of transportation that operate here. >> chair: just so i'm clear on the cost here that we're charging them, so for our -- for the taxis, the sfmta is actually setting the level that they can be charged? that then is given to the
airport, and then in the case of the ride share, the c.u.p.c. is setting the level they can be charged at our airport and then the money goes to us? do we have any say in the level that they're charged? i just think our taxi industry is struggling, and one of the only spaces that they have where they have some consistency in their business is off in the airport dropoffs and pickups. i think we should be support them and not putting a ton of fees and things on them and putting them at a disadvantage. what is our role in settling those fees? or is it entirely done by the sfmta? >> let me clarify. the m.t.a. does not regulate the ground fees,
including taxis. the fee is set by the airport. the taxis have an advantage because they're only being charged for pickups. and they 100% pass through that to the customer. so the taxi driver is not paying anything. they're not paying anything to the system besides that it comes out of their account, but then they get reimbursed by the customer. so that is already zero. as far as t.n.c., transportation network companies, or any other regulated mode, it is up to that company if they want to pass that cost on to the customer or not. for sfmta, we have allowed the taxis -- the m.t.a. has allowed the taxis to pass on 100% of the cost to the customer. >> chair: got it. okay. i understand that it doesn't have a cost directly to the driver of the taxi, although if they're passing it on to the customer, you know, it
could create a situation where the taxi is as expensive, or more expensive in some cases, than the ride share. i wonder if there are ways to give them an even greater advantage here so they can keep their costs lower and, you know, and i wonder if these fees are helpful with that? i realize that is not exactly what we're voting on here. we're voting on a contract to support the administration of these folks, so this is, in some ways, a different conversation that i would like to continue at some point. supervisor mar? >> thank you, chair haney. i just have some questions about the workforce and labor issues with this. so this will be a new -- there will be a new contractor taking over this work, it looks like in the fall or early november. and it looks like there
might be, like, 40 to 50 employees with the current contractor doing the work. so i just wanted to see what the plan is around retention of the jobs for those current employees with the current contractor when the contract changes over in november. and then it looks like there is a projection of increased -- or some hiring or expansion of the workforce for this contract over the coming three years. so what -- yeah, what provisions are there for the workers that have been laid off to be able to offer access to those jobs? >> supervisor mar, let me take a stab at answering that. we have a 90-day retention policy. so the employees that are here will are retained for 90 days by the new company. they will do their own
background checks for the 90-day period. and then the employees that were laid off, they are on a list. and that is the list that the new employer will tap first to see when they do any kind of new hiring. if those employees are not available or they're saying they don't want to work for this company, then the new employer will be able to insurer other higher otherstaff that are not f the list. the company that is leaving and the company that is taking over negotiated with the same union, so these employees are part of the same union. so there is a lot of protection built in for the employees that are here. >> chair: great. thank you for that explanation. i understand. thank you. it all sounds good. thank you, chair haney. >> chair: thank you. i know there is a b.l.a. report on this item. >> nick manard. good morning, committee
members. so this proposed resolution would approve a new contract between the airport and s.p. plus to staff the airport's curbside management program. the proposed contract has an initial three-year term through october 2024. the total projected caught for the services provided by this contract is $20.1 million funded by ground transportation provider fees. we recommend a $600,000 reduction in the resolution not to exceed amount from $20.7 million to $20.1 million. we recommend approval of the resolution as amended. i'm happy to answer any questions. >> chair: great. i know we have an amendment that we'll move in a minute. but is there any public comment on this item? >> clerk: d.p.is checking to see if there
are any callers in the queue. for those already on hold, please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted. are there any callers who wish to comment on item 2? >> you have two callers. >> clerk: thank you. please unmute the first caller. welcome, caller. >> good morning. in my 20 years of watching this, i've never seen a longer airport contract. through the public health examination, and considering the amount of international travel, this contract will lead to more circulation (indiscernable). >> clerk: thank you for your comment. next speaker, please. >> caller: good morning. thank you for your service and the opportunity to
speak this morning. my name is patty, and i'm the owner of s.f. parking l.l.c., a latino-owned parking company. i'm excited and honored to be serving as a subcontractor on the curbside management contract program. over the last decade, it has enabled my company to grow. it has allowed me to not only provide amazing union jobs for my community, but has been there when needed beyond the scope of work relationship. for instance, when the mission food hub needed us to pack food items at the onset of the pandemic, s.b. parking immediately jumped in and existed. it is an example of the program working and how in collaboration we were serve our community in many capacities. it is truly an honor for me and my company to be able to serve s.f.o. and represent our great city, where i grew up and continue to live with my family. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. are there any other
callers in the queue? >> there are no more callers. >> clerk: thank you. >> chair: great. public comment is now closed. supervisor safai? >> thank you, mr. chair. my question to the airport is: what is the size of the subcontract? i'm happy to hear about the subcontract along with the local l.b., and i'm really happy to hear that this company has been able to mentor her business and help it grow and then help to establish local union-paying jobs. but what's the size of the subcontract out of this? i was reading through the contract and i didn't see what size it is designated as. >> i can answer that question, supervisors. so the subcontract would be as dianna mentioned, for the administrative
staff. so roughly 5%. >> so 5%. and what are the retention policies of the subcontract? it sounds like they have a long relationship, so i'm not as worried about it in this instance, but i just want to know what provisions of retention do you have for the subcontractor? at times primes will get to the point where they say they have met their needs, they don't need the subcontractor anymore, and they're able to let subcontractors go and perform the work themselves or no longer perform the work. can you talk a little bit about that in terms of the subcontract protections that are written into the contract? either you or dianna. >> dianna, would you have any input to this? >> well, the 90-day
retention policy is there. so the employees that are there are not going to be laid off for 90 days for sure. as far as protecting the subcontractor, that is an agreement between the prime and the sub. we basically provide the contracting mechanism to contract with the prime, and if there is a sub they decided to use as an administrative support contract for that part. we don't retain any controls over it, as far as i know. >> i know when we worked on other contracts with the p.u.c. and other entities, they have a certain amount of time that they have to notify the subcontractor if their services are no longer required, to allow the subcontractor to either appeal or to work with the agency to ensure. so there are usually provisions written into the contract to protect the subcontractors so that they're not just hired on a short-term basis to win the awarded contract and then let the subcontractors go.
>> i'm personally not aware of any such provision in our existing contract. if cynthia is on the line, perhaps she can share. >> she isn't, but, supervisor, we're happy to followup on that information and see if that is part of the contract and get that information to you. >> this contractor did not have this contract before? they were the one that responded? but it sounds like they have done work at the airport before in some other areas. what are some of the areas that other contractors have done work at the airport. >> there has been a subcontractor managing the s.f.o. airport garages. >> so this is the first time they're getting into the curbside management. who was the vendor before? >> a.b.m. and p.p.m. it
was a joint collaboration between pacific park management and a.b.m.. and they were here for almost a decade. >> did they apply again? >> they did. but they were not successful in this current round. >> got it. got it. it would be good, dianna, for this committee to know, one of the things we care about -- obviously we care a lot about the l.b.e. program, ensuring that local vendors are protected, what kind of provisions are written into your contract to ensure that. i'm prepared to support this today, but definitely want to know that those provisions are in there going forward. and if you could follow up with our team, that would be great. >> will do, supervisor. and we'll also follow up with supervisor haney in terms of his questions
regarding our taxi rates and charges. >> thank you. i appreciate that. we've got to take care of our taxi industry. they're having a tough time, and i think the airport is really essential for them. >> chair: all right. with that, i want to make a motion to accept the b.l.a.'s recommendation to amend this item. can we have a roll call vote on the amendment, please. >> clerk: yes. on that motion: [roll call taken] >> clerk: there are three ayes. >> chair: great. i want to make a motion to move item 2 as amended to the full board with a positive recommendation. can we have a roll call, please. >> clerk: yes, on that motion: [roll call taken] >> clerk: there are three ayes. >> chair: great. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> chair: thank you. madam clerk, can you please call item 3.
>> clerk: yes. item 3 -- >> chair, i'm sorry. before you call item 3, i think if it's okay with you, we can rescind the vote on item 1. rec and park has some amendments they weren't able to get in. it is up to you if you want to wait and do item 3first and then come back to it. i wanted to alert you they have some amendments they need to make to item 1. >> chair: let's come back to that after item 3. >> clerk: item 3: resolution authorizing the recreation and park department to accept an in kind grant of up to $200,000 from t. f. studio for design services (indiscernable) for a project term beginning upon the approval by the board of supervisors, and until the notice of substantial completion. members of the public who wish to provide public comment should call
415-655-0001, meeting i.d. 24855346023 and then press pound twice. and then dial *3 to speak. a system prompt will indicate you have raised your hand. please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted and you may begin your comments. >> chair: great. thank you. and we have... >> good afternoon. i'm abigail mare with the recreation and park department. and i am sharing my screen just to show you a quick presentation about this in-kind donation for filmore park renovation project. this is an in-kind donation of $200,000 for design services. located in the western addition neighborhood on filmore street, between turk street and golden gate avenue, it is nestled by a three story landmark
brick building to the north, a three story private housing building to the east, and a one-story restaurant parking lot to the south. a small stage is at the central area that is surrounded by benches and game tables, which encourages neighborhood gatherings, sitting, and picnicking. it includes new community leadership foundation, san francisco beautiful, and t.s. studio. [inaudible] >> the new community leadership foundation, they, you know, of course allow the use of the park a lot, however, the park does suffer from some poor drainage and could really use some upgraded seating and park amenities.
so they partnered with s.f. beautiful and went through a community design process. and then they applied for and were awarded a community opportunity fund grant, which is a program of the 2012 clean and safe neighborhood parks bond. and these photos show the existing site. the existing lawn, often muddy and inconsistent, keeps park users from gathering informally. and the existing landscape does not provide a sense of peace and relaxation. t.s. studio has offered pro bono design services to do new landscaping, drainage, and seating within the park. i would like to thank our partners on this project, and if anyone would like additional project information, please consider visiting our s.f.
park project page for the renovation. that concludes my presentation. and please let me know if you have any questions. thank you. >> chair: great. it looks wonderful and exciting. colleagues, any question or comments? not seeing any. is there a b.l.a. report on this item? >> no, chair haney, we do not have a b.l.a. report on this item. >> chair: is there any public comment on this item. >> clerk: d.p. is checking if there are any callers in the queue. for those already on hold, please continue to wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted. are there any callers who wish to comment on item 3? >> there are no callers. >> clerk: thank you. >> chair: great. public comment is now closed. i want to make a motion to
move item 3 to the full border with a positive recommendation. can we have a roll call, please? >> i put my name in the queue. i don't see to be recognized that way, so i just waved my hand -- just kidding. i only have one question for rec and park: when will the trees at the mini park grow as big as they are in the photographs? >> oh, that's a good question. [laughter] >> think some of the trees in these renderings are some of the trees that are there. and then we'll probably plant smaller trees and they'll grow over time. >> okay. good. i hope you -- i hope you have some flowering trees so we can get some cherry blossoms or something that is going to bring some nice, good energy to that mini park. i know it very well. i started my career one block away from it and
continued my career there. so it is a very important mini park to me personally. thank you, chair haney, for making that park a priority. and thank you for all of the families and children in that neighborhood. >> thank you, supervisor safai. that is great to hear. i will definitely share your comments and input with the project team. >> thank you. >> you see why i hesitate before calling on you, vice chair safai -- i'm just kidding. i agree, bigger trees, flowering trees, the renderings look amazing. so we will -- can we take that motion to move this to the full board with a positive recommendation. roll call vote, please. >> clerk: yes. on that motion: [roll call taken] >> clerk: there are three ayes.
>> chair: great. this will go to the full board with a positive recommendation. thank you so much. all right, can we return to item 1, please? >> clerk: yes, mr. chair, would you like me to read item 1 for transparency? >> chair: yes. >> clerk: ordinance authorizing the municipal transportation agency to set parking rates at the key parking lot, the golden gate underground parking facility and marina harbor, provision to authorize sfmta, making confirming edits, increasing parking rates for the marina, small craft harbor (indiscernable) under the california environmental quality act. public comment has already been provided on this item.
mr. chair? >> chair: great. just to be clear, i -- are -- de amendments to the version that we sent to the full board? >> to clarify, the version we submitted this morning has some non-significant amendments that were moved, charging for public parking at the arena, from the original version that was submitted to you because we wanted to do more outreach with the marina. so that is the change. so my understanding is that we needed you to specifically approve that amended version submitted by the mayor's office. and that we just missed doing that in the first go-round. >> chair: got it. okay. are those amendments clear? i guess first we have
to -- i want to make a motion to rescind the vote. roll call vote, please. >> clerk: on that motion: [roll call taken] >> clerk: there are three ayes. >> chair: all right. and now do we have our city attorney here? are those amendments clear, what we're adding to this? >> yes, deputy city attorney ann pearson. the legislation had originally proposed to make some changes with respect to the parking fees at the marina. they're proposing to remove the changes that were part of the original legislation to restore the status quo while they consider what amendments, if any, to make to those fees. did i get that right, ms. ketchum? >> there are currently no fees to park at the
marina. the original proposal included adding fees for public parking at the marina. that part has been delete pending public outreach. we're still asking to increase the fee for annual berth holder parking at the marina, but the changes that were given to the clerk delete the sections that would have added general public parking at the arena. and that is the only change, per the city attorneys. >> chair: all right. i want to move those changes. give me a roll call vote, please. >> clerk: for clarification, would you like to amend both the original version and the duplicated version or just the original version? [please stand by]
retroactively extend a contract term with northpointe. this amendment language was forwarded to your offices yesterday, and i'm happy to read it for the record right now. so resolution, the amendment that -- that we are proposing that we need to make and hope that you could approve to the resolution is as follows. resolution retroactively approving a fifth amendment to the agreement between the adult protection department and northpointe software, inc. for maintenance and support of the correctional offender management profiling for alternative sanctions system,
to extend the performance period by 12 months for a total term of 11 years from march 7, 2011, through march 7, 2022, with no change to the total amount not to exceed $752,488. the amendment doesn't change the total amount of the contract. and i understand that -- excuse me, introducing this amendment requires the item to be continued for a later meeting, and at that point, i'll be happy to introduce the matter of the contract, and if you'd like, i'm happy to do so now.
>> chair haney: thank you. is there a b.l.a. report on this item? >> chair haney, we are still working on the report on this item. we will have it ready to present next week. >> operator: there are no callers willing to comment. >> chair haney: all right. public comment is now closed. supervisor safai? >> supervisor safai: yes, thank you, mr. chair. i know this item will be continued, but it would be good to have someone that can come and answer questions that actually manages the performance of this contract, what it does, and the
evaluation. i have a series of questions with regard to the algorithm, how it affects bipoc communities, and how bias is implicit in how this particular contract is utilized, so if you could have someone from your team prepared next week, we have a series of questions that we want to get on the record with regards to this particular software management tool. >> absolutely. we'll be here with the right team members to respond to any questions you may have. >> supervisor safai: and then just quickly, even though i know we're going to be here next week, but why is this retroactively? this is the fifth amendment to this contract? >> right. honestly, we had every intention to get this item
approved through the right channels and on time, but we had to do a number of reviews by the department of technology, department of o.c.a., office of contract administration, and all the channels that it needed to go through, so that took a considerable amount of time, and i hate to just say this, but we are very thoroughly understaffed in my unit of finance and contracts, so it just takes longer to do everything, so it took us this long. and then, we got the whole packet submitted just before the board went on summer recess, which i know was already late. >> supervisor safai: if there's a problem with the department of technology, we need to try
to anticipate that because otherwise, you're doing the work out the approval of this body, and it causes some issues, particularly for our approve authority. >> absolutely. i understand. >> supervisor safai: okay. thank you. we'll talk about it next week. >> yes. >> supervisor safai: thank you, mr. chair. >> chair haney: so i want to make a motion to accept the amendment. roll call vote, please. >> clerk: yes, sir. on that motion -- [roll call] >> clerk: there are three ayes. >> chair haney: okay. great. and i want to make a motion to continue this item to september 29 as amended to the budget and finance committee meeting. can we have a roll call vote, please. >> clerk: yes. on that motion -- [roll call] >> clerk: there are three ayes.
>> chair haney: great. we'll see you next week, miss martinez. madam clerk, can you please call item 5? >> clerk: yes. item 5 is a resolution retroactively authorizing the office of the district attorney to accept and expend a grant in the amount of 914,000 from the california department of insurance for the worker's compensation assurance fraud program for the grant period of july 1, 2021 through june 30, 2022. members of the public wishing to make public comment dial 415-554-0001, meeting i.d.
2485-534-6023, pound, pound. if you wish to make public comment, press star, three to enter the queue and wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted before you begin your comment. >> thank you. chair haney, supriya [inaudible] and we are asking for this amount to [inaudible]. >> chair haney: okay. is there a b.l.a. report? >> there is no report from our office. >> chair haney: sorry. not seeing any questions or comments.
is there any public comment? >> clerk: yes, mr. hear, d.t. is checking to see if there are any caller in the queue. members of the public who wish to make public comment, press star, three to enter the queue. >> operator: threw no callers. >> chair haney: yes, and did you give any explanation for why it's retroactive? >> yes. it's actually part of the regular budgeting process and it doesn't require a separate process, however, as part of the grant making requirement does require the separate resolution, and we don't
receive confirmation of the grant amount until typically this period in the fall, and then we have the resolution. >> chair haney: all right. okay. i want to make a motion to move this item to the full board with a positive recommendation. roll call vote, please. >> clerk: on the motion -- [roll call] >> clerk: there are three ayes. >> chair haney: great. it will go to the full board with a positive recommendation. madam clerk, can you please call item 6? >> clerk: yes. item 6, ordinance retroactively authorizing the office of cannabis to accept and expand a grant award in the amount of 1 million from the board of state and community correction for the proposition 64 public health and safety grand program for a term of may 1, 2021
through october 31, 2024 and amending ordinance number 1 ## -- 166-20. members of the public who wish to enter public comment, call 415-655-0001, meeting i.d. 2485-534-6023, then press pound and pound again. press star, three to end the queue and wait until the system prompt indicates you have been unmuted. >> chair haney: okay. thank you. >> thank you for your time. [inaudible] the purpose of the legislation before you is to fund projects addressing public health and safety associated with the implementation of the control regulate and tax adult
use of marijuana act. the grant term is may 1, 2021 through october 31, 2024, an award amount of $1 million for three years. programs include facilitating an educational campaign [inaudible] additionally, funds will be used to create a new position, an 1823 senior administrative analyst to be completely funded by the grant and terminate at the end of the grant term. they will oversee complex matters in the cannabis space, including on-site inspections for permanent operators and following up regarding cannabis complaints. thank you again and i'd be happy to address any questions. >> chair haney: great. thank you.
is there a b.l.a. report on this item? >> no, chair haney. we do not have a report on the item. >> chair haney: is there any public comment on this item? >> clerk: d.t. is checking to see if there are any callers in the queue. for those who have already done so, please star, three to enter the queue. if you have already done so, please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted before you begin your comments. >> operator: there are no callers. >> chair haney: public comment is now closed. not seeing any other questions or comments. i want to make a motion to move this item forward with a positive recommendation. roll call vote, please. >> clerk: yes. on that motion -- [roll call] >> clerk: there are three ayes. >> chair haney: thank you so
much for your time, mr. short. madam clerk, can you call items 7 through 9 together? >> clerk: yes. item 7 is resolution approving for purposes of internal revenue code section 147-f, the issuance and sale of revenue obligations by the california enterprise development authority in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed 17 million to finance the acquisition and renovation of educational and related facilities to be owned and operated by chinese american international school. item 8 is a resolution approving for purposes of internal revenue code the issuance of tax exempt
obligations in an amount not to exceed 35 million for the purpose of financing the abri significance, construction, renovation, equipping and furnishing of senior residential and care services. item 9 is resolution approving for purposes of internal revenue code the issuance and sale of revenue ablgss in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed 9 million to finance and refinance the acquisition, construction, renovation, rehabilitation, improvement and/or equipping of educational and related facilities to be owned and operated by presidio hill school. >> chair haney: thank you.
and we have [inaudible] with us. >> good morning, supervisors, chair haney. i apologize i was not able to [inaudible] my name is [inaudible] describe each of the proposed financing, the terms. representatives from each of the nonprofits are also available. if there are questions, they can speak more in detail about their organizations if needed. [inaudible] by nonprofit organizations through joint powers authority. these resolutions [inaudible] federal tax law requires that the governing body of the jurisdiction in which the project is located approve the financing of the project after providing an opportunity for a duly noted public hearing before the bond can be issued on a tax exempt basis. the jurisdiction, which of course is the city and county
of san francisco is not obligated for payment on the biopsied. the first resolution before you is for chinese american international school or cais, which is a federal 501-c-3 organization. the debt will be issued through california joint debt authority. this hearing was published on the city noticed website on august 18, 2021, and public hearing was healed by the [inaudible] on august 30 [inaudible] proceeds from the sale of the bonds will be a total amount not to exceed 17
million [inaudible]. some background on the borrowers. cais opened in 1981 in the basement of a downtown building and has [inaudible] a faculty of 80 and a staff of 27. as a dual language emergent school, it seeks to build white powder -- build upon a -- the stated core values, and the legislation is being sponsored by supervisor melgar. approval of the legislation [inaudible] to the city and county of san francisco. the second resolution before you is for [inaudible] also known as san francisco home for
jewish leaving [inaudible] hearing notice is published on the city's website on august 6, and a public hearing was held on august 16. no comments were received through the public hearing process. the proceeds from the sale of these bonds will total 35 million [inaudible] in connection with the provision of senior residential and care services. the project is located at 302 silver avenue in san francisco. the owner and operator of all capital improvements to be financed with the bonds will be [inaudible] doing business as jewish home of san francisco. per its website, apologize for the background noise, jewish home of san francisco traces its roots to 1871 when the
business was organized to establish a home for orphaned children. over the years it has expanded to provide high quality care and services for its residents [inaudible] this project is located in district 11, and that legislation is being sponsored by supervisor safai. [inaudible] approval of this legislation will have no physical impact to the city and county of san francisco. the third resolution is [inaudible] this debt will also be issued through c-debt, the
california enterprise debt authority. the information was published on the web [inaudible] via teleconference on august 19. no comment from any members of the public were heard or received through this hearing process either. proceeds from the sale of these obligations will be [inaudible] in a total amount not to exceed $9 million to refinance a 2014 tax exempt bond [inaudible] located at 3839 washington street in san francisc [inaudible] of additional educational facilities through 3839 washington street and san francisco [inaudible] it was established in 1918 as the oldest of record school in
california. in keeping with the heritage, presidio hill continues to offer students a challenging curriculum, and the school instructs students to be critical problem solvers with a commitment to the whole child. the school has an enrollment of 220 students in grades k through 8 on their website. approval of the legislation will have no physical impact to the city and county, with that i'll end and take any questions you may have about these resolutions, skm as i mentioned, representatives -- and as i mentioned, representatives are here from the three institutions, as well. >> chair haney: thank you for that detail. supervisor safai, do you want to be heard of your district?
[inaudible] >> chair haney: okay. somebody needs to mute. >> this is sfgovtv. i believe you are unmuted. >> chair haney: i was able to mute them. i actually have super powers. >> that actually muted the p.c. line, and we'll have to rebridge. if you could give us a moment, we need to fix it. hold on. >> chair haney: okay.
the items again or can we just continue? >> clerk: we do not need to call the items again. >> chair haney: okay. because that could take ten minutes to call them alone. do we have any public comment. >> clerk: yes. members of the public who wish to make public comment, dial star, three to enter the queue.
>> chair haney: seeing no public comment, i'm going to close public comment and make a motion to move the items to the full board with a positive recommendation. roll call vote, please. >> clerk: yes. on the motion -- [roll call] >> clerk: there are three ayes. >> chair haney: thank you for that, and i have learned my lesson to never mute that item. madam clerk, call item 10. >> clerk: yes. item 10 is a resolution leveeing property taxes at a combined rate of 1.18 cents on each $100 valuation of taxable property for the city and county of san francisco, san francisco unified school
district, san francisco county office of education, san francisco community college district, bay area rapid transit district, and bay area air quality management district, and establishing a pass through rate of.07 sents per 100 of assessed value for residential tenants pursuant to administrative code chapter 37 for the fiscal year ending june 30, 2022. members of the public who wish to make public comment dial 415-655-0001, meeting i.d. 2485-534-6023, then press pound and pound again. then press star, three to enter the queue and you may begin your comments when the system indicates you have been
unmuted. >> chair haney: thank you. and i believe i see my colleague, jamie [inaudible]. >> yes. the property tax rate, the secured property tax rate will be applied to about 210,000 real properties assessed values as determined by the assessor-recorder and will be -- this rate will be applied to those values to produce property tax bills in the treasurer and tax collector's office in about a month. the 1% portion of the tax rate is set by prop 13, the california voters approved in june. the .114% is san francisco
voters general obligation bond tax rate factors. that raises the [inaudible] on general obligation bonds approved by san francisco voters, and the remainder is for voter approved general obligation bonds approved by voters issued by the school district, college district, and b.a.r.t. for a comparison year over year, i used the median taxable value of a single-family home in san francisco, $628,289.
this is just for the ad valorem project tax. there are also typically parcel taxes or direct charges that are on the property tax bill, and those are extra. that is it for my presentation. i'd be happy to answer any questions you may have. >> chair haney: great. thank you. appreciate the information on this. is there a b.l.a. report on this item? >> yes. as mr. whitaker just mentioned, we do show the change in property tax rates on page 9 of our report, and we recommend approval. >> chair haney: great. supervisor mar? >> supervisor mar: thank you, chair haney. i just had a question just to try to understand this a little
bit better. so the proposed -- it looks like it's about a 1.3% decrease in property tax rate from the prior year, and that's really based on the debt service -- my question is, where's that really sort of 1.3% decrease come from? >> sort of a combination -- thank you for the question, supervisor mar. it's a combination of the assessed secured value and the assessment role is, so it grew about 4% year over year, and also how much do we owe, what do we owe the investors that
bought the general obligation bonds from the various taxing entities, and it turned out that the growth and the assessed values, the tax rate, what we need to charge to cover the debt service, the rate is a little bit less than it was last year. but there's two values: the assessed value and how much we owe -- what we need to generate from property owners. >> supervisor mar: got it. and then i don't know if there's a raw estimate if how much that 1.3% reduction represents in total with property tax collection in the city? >> well, i would say that the rate itself is what the reduction is. the total being collected is
going up, and i believe that's $1.3 billion, and that's for all counties, not just the city and county of san francisco. i want to say that last year, it was probably in the neighborhood of $3.2 or $3.3 billion, but i believe what we're collecting overall is increasing as the assessed value went up year over year, if that helps. >> supervisor mar: yes. thank you. thanks, chair haney. >> chair haney: for sure. thank you. i don't see any other questions or comments. can you open this item for public comments, please. >> clerk: yes. members of the public who wish to provide comment on this item, please press star, three to be entered into the queue. for those already in the queue, please wait until the system indicates you have been
unmuted. mr. cooley, please indicate if there are any callers wishing to comment on item 10. >> operator: there are no callers. >> chair haney: public comment is closed. thank you so much, mr. whitaker. appreciate it. i want to make a motion to move item 10 to the full board with a positive recommendation. may i have a roll call vote, please. >> clerk: yes. on the motion -- [roll call] >> clerk: there are three ayes. >> chair haney: thank you. appreciate it, and thank you for being here for your work, mr. whitaker. >> yes. >> chair haney: madam clerk, is there any further business before us today? >> clerk: there's no further business. >> chair haney: great. if there's no further business, this meeting's adjourned. thank you.
there is japanese, chinese, hamburgers, italian, you don't have to cook. you can just walk up and down the street and you can get your cheese. i love it. but the a very multicultural place with people from everywhere. it's just a wonderful environment. i love the richmond district. >> and my wife and i own a café we have specialty coffee drinks, your typical lattes and mochas and cappuccinos, and for lunches, sandwiches and soup and salad. made fresh to order. we have something for everybody >> my shop is in a very cool part of the city but that's one of the reasons why we provide such warm and generous treats, both physically and emotionally
(♪♪) >> it's an old-fashioned general store. they have coffee. other than that what we sell is fishing equipment. go out and have a good time. >> one of my customers that has been coming here for years has always said this is my favorite store. when i get married i'm coming in your store. and then he in his wedding outfit and she in a beautiful dress came in here in between getting married at lands end and to the reception, unbelievable. (♪♪) >> the new public health order that we're announcing will require san franciscans to remain at home with exceptions
only for essential outings. >> when the pandemic first hit we kind of saw the writing on the walls that potentially the city is going to shut all businesses down. >> it was scary because it was such an unknown of how things were going to pan out. i honestly thought that this might be the end of our business. we're just a small business and we still need daily customers. >> i think that everybody was on edge. nobody was untouched. it was very silent. >> as a business owner, you know, things don't just stop, right? you've still got your rent, and all of the overhead, it's still there. >> there's this underlying
constant sense of dread and anxiety. it doesn't prevent you from going to work and doing your job, it doesn't stop you from doing your normal routine. what it does is just make you feel extra exhausted. >> so we began to reopen one year later, and we will emerge stronger, we will emerge better as a city, because we are still here and we stand in solidarity with one another. >> this place has definitely been an anchor for us, it's home for us, and, again, we are part of this community and the community is part of us. >> one of the things that we strived for is making everyone in the community feel welcome and we have a sign that says "you're welcome." no matter who you are, no matter what your political views are, you're welcome here. and it's sort of the classic san francisco thing is that you work
(♪♪♪) hi, my name is jajaida durden and i'm the acting superintendent for the bureau of forestry and i work for public works operations. and i'm over the landscaping, the shop and also the arborist crew. and some tree inspectors as well. i have been with the city and county of san francisco for 17 years. and i was a cement mason, that was my first job. when i got here i thought that it was too easy. so i said one day i'll be a supervisor. and when i run this place it will be ran different. and i didn't think that it would happen as fast as it did, but it did. and i came in 2002 and became a supervisor in 2006. and six months later i became the permanent supervisor over the shop.
>> with all of those responsibilities and the staff you're also dealing with different attitudes and you have to take off one hat and put on another hat and put on another hat. and she's able -- she's displayed that she can carry the weight with all of these different hats and still maintain the respect of the director, the deputy director and all of the other people that she has to come in contact with. >> she's a natural leader. i mean with her staff, her staff thinks highly of her. and the most important thing is when we have things that happen, a lot of emergencies, she's right by me and helps me out every time that i have asked. >> my inspiration is when i was a young adult was to become a fire woman. well, i made some wrong decisions and i ended up being incarcerated, starting young and all the way up to an adult. when i was in jail they had a little program called suppers program and i -- supers program,
and i met strong women in there and they introduced me to construction. i thought that the fire department would turn me down because i had a criminal history. so i looked into options of what kind of construction i could do. while i was in jail. and the program that i was in, they re-trained us on living and how to make the right decisions and i chose construction. and cement mason didn't require a high school diploma at that time so i figured i could do that. when i got out of jail they had a program in the philmore area and i went there. my first day out i signed up and four days later i started to work and i never looked back. i was an apprentice pouring concrete. and my first job was mount zion emergency hospital which is now ucsf. and every day that i drive by
ucsf and i look at the old mount zion emergency, i have a sense of pride knowing that i had a part of building that place. yeah, i did. i graduated as an apprentice and worked on a retrofit for city hall. i loved looking at that building and i take big pride in knowing that i was a part of that retrofit. my first formen job was a 40 story building from the ground up. and it's a predominantly male industry and most of the times people underestimate women. i'm used to it though, it's a challenge for me. >> as a female you're working with a lot of guys. so when they see a woman, first they don't think that the woman is in charge and to know that she's a person that is in charge with operations, i think that it's great, because it's different.
it's not something -- i mean, not only a female but the only female of color. >> i was the first female finisher in the cement shop and i was the first crew supervisor, in the shop as a woman. when i became a two, the supervisors would not help me. in the middle, they'd call me a rookie, an apprentice and a female trying to get somewhere that she don't belong. oh, it was terrible. it was terrible. i didn't have any support from the shop. the ones who said they supported me, they didn't, they talked about me behind my back. sometimes i had some crying, a lot of crying behind doors, not in public. but i had a lot of mentors. my mentor i will call and would pick up the phone and just talk, talk, talk, please help me. what am i going to do? hang in there. it was frustrating and
disheartening, it really was. but what they didn't understand is that because they didn't help me i had to learn it. and then probably about a year later, that's when i started to lay down the rules because i had studied them and i learned them and it made me a good supervisor and i started to run the ship the way that i wanted to. it was scary. but the more i saw women coming through the shop, i saw change coming. i knew that it was going to come, but i didn't know how long it would take. it was coming. in the beginning when i first came here and i was the first woman here as a finisher, to see the change as it progressed and for me to become a permanent assistant superintendent over the cement shop right now, that's my highlight. i can look down at my staff and see the diversity from the women to the different coaches in here and know that no one has to ever go through what i went through
coming up. and i foster and help everyone instead of pushing them away. i'll talk to women and tell them they can make it and if they need any help, come talk to me. and they knock on my door and ask how i move up and how i get training. i'm always encouraging to go to school and encourage them to take up some of the training with d.p.w. and i would tell them to hold strong and understand that things that we go through today that are tough makes you stronger for tomorrow. although we don't like hearing it at the time that we're going through all of this stuff, it helps you in the long run to become a better woman and a person
>> i view san francisco almost as a sibling or a parent or something. i just love the city. i love everything about it. when i'm away from it, i miss it like a person. i grew up in san francisco kind of all over the city. we had pretty much the run of the city 'cause we lived pretty close to polk street, and so we would -- in the summer, we'd all all the way down to aquatic park, and we'd walk down to the library, to the kids' center. in those days, the city was safe and nobody worried about us running around. i went to high school in spring valley. it was over the hill from chinatown. it was kind of fun to experience being in a minority, which most white people don't get to experience that often. everything was just really
within walking distance, so it make it really fun. when i was a teenager, we didn't have a lot of money. we could go to sam wong's and get super -- soup for $1. my parents came here and were drawn to the beatnik culture. they wanted to meet all of the writers who were so famous at the time, but my mother had some serious mental illness issues, and i don't think my father were really aware of that, and those didn't really become evident until i was about five, i guess, and my marriage blew up, and my mother took me all over the world. most of those ad ventures ended up bad because they would end up hospitalized. when i was about six i guess, my mother took me to japan, and that was a very interesting trip where we went over with a
boyfriend of hers, and he was working there. i remember the open sewers and gigantic frogs that lived in the sewers and things like that. mostly i remember the smells very intensely, but i loved japan. it was wonderful. toward the end. my mother had a breakdown, and that was the cycle. we would go somewhere, stay for a certain amount of months, a year, period of time, and she would inevitably have a breakdown. we always came back to san francisco which i guess came me some sense of continuity and that was what kept me sort of stable. my mother hated to fly, so she would always make us take ships places, so on this particular occasion when i was, i think, 12, we were on this ship getting ready to go through the panama canal, and she had a breakdown on the ship. so she was put in the brig, and i was left to wander the ship
until we got to fluorfluora few days later, where we had a distant -- florida a few days later, where we had a distant cousin who came and got us. i think i always knew i was a writer on some level, but i kind of stopped when i became a cop. i used to write short stories, and i thought someday i'm going to write a book about all these ad ventures that my mother took me on. when i became a cop, i found i turned off parts of my brain. i found i had to learn to conform, which was not anything i'd really been taught but felt very safe to me. i think i was drawn to police work because after coming from such chaos, it seemed like a very organized, but stable environment. and even though things
happening, it felt like putting order on chaos and that felt very safe to me. my girlfriend and i were sitting in ve 150d uvio's bar, and i looked out the window and i saw a police car, and there was a woman who looked like me driving the car. for a moment, i thought i was me. and i turned to my friend and i said, i think i'm supposed to do this. i saw myself driving in this car. as a child, we never thought of police work as a possibility for women because there weren't any until the mid70's, so i had only even begun to notice there were women doing this job. when i saw here, it seemed like this is what i was meant to do. one of my bosses as ben johnson's had been a cop, and he -- i said, i have this weird idea that i should do this. he said, i think you'd be good. the department was forced to
hire us, and because of all of the posters, and the big recruitment drive, we were under the impression that they were glad to have us, but in reality, most of the men did not want the women there. so the big challenge was constantly feeling like you had to prove yourself and feeling like if you did not do a good job, you were letting down your entire gender. finally took an inspector's test and passed that and then went down to the hall of justice and worked different investigations for the rest of my career, which was fun. i just felt sort of buried alive in all of these cases, these unsolved mysteries that there were just so many of them, and some of them, i didn't know if we'd ever be able to solve, so my boss was able to get me out of the unit. he transferred me out, and a couple of weeks later, i found out i had breast cancer. my intuition that the job was killing me. i ended up leaving, and by
then, i had 28 years or the years in, i think. the writing thing really became intense when i was going through treatment for cancer because i felt like there were so many parts that my kids didn't know. they didn't know my story, they didn't know why i had a relationship with my mother, why we had no family to speak of. it just poured out of me. i gave it to a friend who is an editor, and she said i think this would be publishable and i think people would be interested in this. i am so lucky to live here. i am so grateful to my parents who decided to move to the city. i am so grateful they did. that it never shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their shopping and dining within the 49 square miles of san francisco. by supporting local services within our neighborhoods, we help san francisco remain
unique, successful, and vibrant. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> my name is ray behr. i am the owner of chief plus. it's a destination specialty foods store, and it's also a corner grocery store, as well. we call it cheese plus because there's a lot of additions in addition to cheese here. from fresh flowers, to wine, past a, chocolate, our dining area and espresso bar. you can have a casual meeting if you want to. it's a real community gathering place. what makes little polk unique, i think, first of all, it's a great pedestrian street. there's people out and about all day, meeting this neighbor and coming out and supporting the businesses. the businesses here are almost all exclusively independent
owned small businesses. it harkens back to supporting local. polk street doesn't look like anywhere u.s.a. it has its own businesses and personality. we have clothing stores to gallerys, to personal service stores, where you can get your hsus repaired, luggage repaired. there's a music studio across the street. it's raily a diverse and unique offering on this really great street. i think san franciscans should shop local as much as they can because they can discover things that they may not be familiar with. again, the marketplace is changing, and, you know, you look at a screen, and you click a mouse, and you order something, and it shows up, but to have a tangible experience, to be able to come in to taste things, to see things, to smell things, all those things, it's very important that you do so.
>> san francisco city clinic provides a broad range of sexual health services from stephanie tran medical director at san francisco city clinic. we are here to provide easy access to conference of low-cost culturally sensitive sexual health services and to everyone who walks through our door. so we providestd checkups, diagnosis and treatment. we also provide hiv screening we provide hiv treatment for people living with hiv and are uninsured and then we hope them health
benefits and rage into conference of primary care. we also provide both pre-nd post exposure prophylactics for hiv prevention we also provide a range of women's reproductive health services including contraception, emergency contraception. sometimes known as plan b. pap smears and [inaudible]. we are was entirely [inaudible]people will come as soon as were open even a little before opening. weight buries a lip it could be the first person here at your in and out within a few minutes. there are some days we do have a pretty considerable weight. in general, people can just walk right in and register with her front desk seen that day. >> my name is yvonne piper on the nurse practitioner here at sf city clinic. he was the first time i came to city clinic was a little intimidated. the first time i got treated for [inaudible]. i walked up to the redline and was greeted with a warm welcome i'm chad redden and anna client of city clinic
>> even has had an std clinic since all the way back to 1911. at that time, the clinic was founded to provide std diagnosis treatment for sex workers. there's been a big increase in std rates after the earthquake and the fire a lot of people were homeless and there were more sex work and were homeless sex workers. there were some public health experts who are pretty progressive for their time thought that by providing std diagnosis and treatmentsex workers that we might be able to get a handle on std rates in san francisco. >> when you're at the clinic you're going to wait with whoever else is able to register at the front desk first. after you register your seat in the waiting room and wait to be seen. after you are called you come to the back and meet with a healthcare provider can we determine what kind of testing to do, what samples to collect what medication somebody might need. plus prophylactics is an hiv prevention method highly effective it involves folks
taking a daily pill to prevent hiv. recommended both by the cdc, center for disease control and prevention, as well as fight sf dph, two individuals clients were elevated risk for hiv. >> i actually was in the project here when i first started here it was in trials. i'm currently on prep. i do prep through city clinic. you know i get my tests read here regularly and i highly recommend prep >> a lot of patients inclined to think that there's no way they could afford to pay for prep. we really encourage people to come in and talk to one of our prep navigators. we find that we can help almost everyone find a way to access prep so it's affordable for them. >> if you times we do have opponents would be on thursday morning. we have two different clinics going on at that time. when is women's health
services. people can make an appointment either by calling them a dropping in or emailing us for that. we also have an hiv care clinic that happens on that morning as well also by appointment only. he was city clinic has been like home to me. i been coming here since 2011. my name iskim troy, client of city clinic. when i first learned i was hiv positive i do not know what it was. i felt my life would be just ending there but all the support they gave me and all the information i need to know was very helpful. so i [inaudible] hiv care with their health >> about a quarter of our patients are women. the rest, 75% are men and about half of the men who come here are gay men or other men who have sex with men. a small percent about 1% of our clients, identify as transgender. >> we ask at the front for $25
fee for services but we don't turn anyone away for funds. we also work with outside it's going out so any amount people can pay we will be happy to accept. >> i get casted for a pap smear and i also informed the contraceptive method. accessibility to the clinic was very easy. you can just walk in and talk to a registration staff. i feel i'm taken care of and i'm been supportive. >> all the information were collecting here is kept confidential. so this means we can't release your information without your explicit permission get a lot of folks are concerned especially come to a sexual health clinic unless you have signed a document that told us exactly who can receive your information, we can give it to anybody outside of our clinic. >> trance men and women face really significant levels of discrimination and stigma in their daily lives. and in
healthcare. hiv and std rates in san francisco are particularly and strikingly high were trans women. so we really try to make city clinic a place that strands-friendly trance competent and trans-welcoming >> everyone from the front desk to behind our amazement there are completely knowledgeable. they are friendly good for me being a sex worker, i've gone through a lot of difficult different different medical practice and sometimes they weren't competent and were not friendly good they kind of made me feel like they slapped me on the hands but living the sex life that i do. i have been coming here for seven years. when i come here i know they my services are going to be met. to be confidential but i don't have to worry about anyone looking at me or making me feel less >> a visit with a clinician come take anywhere from 10 minutes if you have a straightforward concern, to over an hour if something goes on that needs a little bit more
help. we have some testing with you on site. so all of our samples we collect here. including blood draws. we sent to the lab from here so people will need to go elsewhere to get their specimens collect. then we have a few test we do run on site. so those would be pregnancy test, hiv rapid test, and hepatitis b rapid test. people get those results the same day of their visit. >> i think it's important for transgender, gender neutral people to understand this is the most confidence, the most comfortable and the most knowledgeable place that you can come to. >> on-site we have condoms as well as depo-provera which is also known as [inaudible] shot. we can prescribe other forms of contraception. pills, a patch and rain. we provide pap smears to women who are uninsured in san francisco residents or, to women who are enrolled in a state-funded program called family pack. pap smears are the
recommendation-recommended screening test for monitoring for early signs of cervical cancer. we do have a fair amount of our own stuff the day of his we can try to get answers for folks while they are here. whenever we have that as an option we like to do that obviously to get some diagnosed and treated on the same day as we can. >> in terms of how many people were able to see in a day, we say roughly 100 people.if people are very brief and straightforward visits, we can sternly see 100, maybe a little more. we might be understaffed that they would have a little complicated visits we might not see as many folks. so if we reach our target number of 100 patients early in the day we may close our doors early for droppings. to my best advice to be senior is get here early.we do have a website but it's sf city clinic.working there's a wealth of information on the website but our hours and our location. as well as a kind of kind of information about stds,
hiv,there's a lot of information for providers on our list as well. >> patients are always welcome to call the clinic for there's a lot of information for providers on our list as well. >> patients are always welcome to call the clinic for 15, 40 75500. the phones answered during hours for clients to questions. >> >> >> restaurants will be open for take out only, but nonessential stores, like bars and gyms, will close effective midnight tonight. [♪♪♪]
>> 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 $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 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. [♪♪♪] >> manufacturing in cities creates this perfect platform for people to earn livelihoods
and for people to create more economic prosperity. i'm kate sosa. i'm cofounder and ceo of sf made. sf made is a public private partnership in the city of san francisco to help manufacturers start, grow, and stay right here in san francisco. sf made really provides wraparound resources for manufacturers that sets us apart from other small business support organizations who provide more generalized support. everything we do has really been developed over time by listening and thinking about what manufacturer needs grow. for example, it would be traditional things like helping
them find capital, provide assistance loans, help to provide small business owners with education. we have had some great experience doing what you might call pop ups or temporary selling events, and maybe the most recent example was one that we did as part of sf made week in partnership with the city seas partnership with small business, creating a 100 company selling day right here at city hall, in partnership with mayor lee and the board of supervisors, and it was just a wonderful opportunity for many of our smaller manufacturers who may be one or two-person shop, and who don't have the wherewithal to have their own dedicated retail store to show their products and it comes back to how do we help companies set more money into arthur businesses and develop
more customers and their relationships, so that they can continue to grow and continue to stay here in san francisco. i'm amy kascel, and i'm the owner of amy kaschel san francisco. we started our line with wedding gowns, and about a year ago, we launched a ready to wear collection. san francisco's a great place to do business in terms of clientele. we have wonderful brides from all walks of life and doing really interesting things: architects, doctors, lawyers, teachers, artists, other like minded entrepreneurs, so really fantastic women to work with. i think it's important for them to know where their clothes are made and how they're made. >> my name is jefferson mccarly, and i'm the general manager of the mission bicycle company. we sell bikes made here for
people that ride here. essentially, we sell city bikes made for riding in urban environments. our core business really is to build bikes specifically for each individual. we care a lot about craftsmanship, we care a lot about quality, we care about good design, and people like that. when people come in, we spend a lot of time going to the design wall, and we can talk about handle bars, we can see the riding position, and we take notes all over the wall. it's a pretty fun shopping experience. paragraph. >> for me as a designer, i love the control. i can see what's going on, talk to my cutter, my pattern maker, looking at the designs.
going through the suing room, i'm looking at it, everyone on the team is kind of getting involved, is this what that drape look? is this what she's expecting, maybe if we've made a customization to a dress, which we can do because we're making everything here locally. over the last few years, we've been more technical. it's a great place to be, but you know, you have to concentrate and focus on where things are going and what the right decisions are as a small business owner. >> sometimes it's appropriate to bring in an expert to offer suggestions and guidance in coaching and counseling, and other times, we just need to talk to each other. we need to talk to other manufacturers that are facing similar problems, other people that are in the trenches, just like us, so that i can share with them a
solution that we came up with to manage our inventory, and they can share with me an idea that they had about how to overcome another problem. >> moving forward, where we see ourselves down the road, maybe five and ten years, is really looking at a business from a little bit more of a ready to wear perspective and making things that are really thoughtful and mindful, mindful of the end user, how they're going to use it, whether it's the end piece or a wedding gown, are they going to use it again, and incorporating that into the end collection, and so that's the direction i hear at this point. >> the reason we are so enamored with the work we do is we really do see it as a platform for changing and making the city something that it has always been and making
. >> president yee: of the 26 neighborhoods we have in west portal, it's probably the most unique in terms of a small little town. you can walk around here, and it feels different from the rest of san francisco. people know each other. they shop here, they drink wine here. what makes it different is not only the people that live here, but the businesses, and without all these establishments, you wouldn't know one neighborhood from the other. el toreador is a unique restaurant. it's my favorite restaurant in san francisco, but when you look around, there's nowhere else that you'll see decorations like this, and it makes you feel like you're in a different world, which is very
symbolic of west portal itself. >> well, the restaurant has been here since 1957, so we're going on 63 years in the neighborhood. my family came into it in 1987, with me coming in in 1988. >> my husband was a designer, and he knew a lot about art, and he loved color, so that's what inspired him to do the decorations. the few times we went to mexico, we tried to get as many things as we can, and we'd bring it in. even though we don't have no space, we try to make more space for everything else. >> president yee: juan of the reasons we came up with the legacy business concept, man eel businesses were closing down for a variety of reasons.
it was a reaction to trying to keep our older businesses continuing in the city, and i think we've had some success, and i think this restaurant itself is probably proof that it works. >> having the legacy business experience has helped us a lot, too because it makes it good for us because we have been in business so long and stayed here so long. >> we get to know people by name, and they bring their children, so we get to know them, also. it's a great experience to get to know them. supervisor yee comes to eat at the restaurant, so he's a wonderful customer, and he's very loyal to us. >> president yee: my favorite
dish is the chile rellenos. i almost never from the same things. my owner's son comes out, you want the same thing again? >> well, we are known for our mole, and we do three different types of mole. in the beginning, i wasn't too familiar with the whole legacy program, but san francisco, being committed to preserve a lot of the old-time businesses, it's important to preserve a lot of the old time flavor of these neighborhoods, and in that capacity, it was great to be recognized by the city and county of san francisco. >> i've been here 40 years, and i hope it will be another 40 year. >> shop and dine the 49
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airport concession world a world of nationally if not entirely or internationally >> everybody is cop us right now. >> the people that were in charge of the retail this is where that began. >> i didn't think we would have a location at the airport. >> we've set the bar higher with the customer commerce. >> telling me about the operator and how you go about finding them and they get from being in the city to being in the airport. >> so first, we actually find a table and once we know what we want a sit-down we go to the neighborhoods in san francisco and other people seminary of the retail let us know about the rain water and are excited to
have the local operators in the airport. >> we have to go going through the conceive selective process and they award a lease to the restaurant. >> they are planning on extending. >> we that you could out the china and the length evens and the travel serve and fourth your minds and it's all good. >> how long for a vendor to move through the process. >> i would say it could take 80 up to a year from the time we go out to bid until they actually open a restaurant. >> i don't know what we signed up for but the airport is happy to have us here. and, you know, even taking out the track simple things there's a learning curve
>> with once we're here they are helpful. >> it's an award-winning program. >> we're prude of your awards we have won 11 awards the latest for the best overall food address beverage program and . >> like the oscars (laughter). >> the professional world. >> tell me about the future food. >> all the sb national leases are xooirz and we're hoping to bring newer concepts out in san francisco and what your passengers want. >> well, i look forward to the future (laughter) air are we look fo >> i love teaching.
it is such an exhilarating experience when people began to feel their own creativity. >> this really is a place where all people can come and take a class and fill part of the community. this is very enriching as an artist. a lot of folks take these classes and take their digital imagery and turn it into negatives. >> there are not many black and white darkrooms available anymore. that is a really big draw. >> this is a signature piece. this is the bill largest darkroom in the u.s.. >> there are a lot of people that want to get into that dark room. >> i think it is the heart of this place. you feel it when you come in.
>> the people who just started taking pictures, so this is really an intersection for many generations of photographers and this is a great place to learn because if you need people from different areas and also everyone who works here is working in photography. >> we get to build the community here. this is different. first of all, this is a great
location. it is in a less-populated area. >> of lot of people come here just so that they can participate in this program. it is a great opportunity for people who have a little bit of photographic experience. the people have a lot, they can really come together and share a love and a passion. >> we offer everything from traditional black and white darkrooms to learning how to process your first roll of film. we offer classes and workshops in digital camera, digital printing. we offer classes basically in the shooting, ton the town at night, treasure island. there is a way for the programs
exploring everyone who would like to spend the day on this program. >> hello, my name is jennifer. >> my name is simone. we are going on a field trip to take pictures up the hill. >> c'mon, c'mon, c'mon. >> actually, i have been here a lot. i have never looked closely enough to see everything. now, i get to take pictures. >> we want to try to get them to be more creative with it. we let them to be free with them but at the same time, we give them a little bit of direction. >> you can focus in here.
>> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to
encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas. >> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth and adults to photography classes.
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. 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. 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. (♪♪♪) [♪♪♪] >> i just don't know that you can find a neighborhood in the city where you can hear music stands and take a ride on the low rider down the street. it is an experience that you can't have anywhere else in san francisco. [♪♪♪]
[♪♪♪] >> district nine is a in the southeast portion of the city. we have four neighborhoods that i represent. st. mary's park has a completely unique architecture. very distinct feel, and it is a very close to holly park which is another beautiful park in san francisco. the bernal heights district is unique in that we have the hell which has one of the best views in all of san francisco. there is a swinging hanging from a tree at the top. it is as if you are swinging over the entire city. there are two unique aspects. it is considered the fourth chinatown in san francisco. sixty% of the residents are of chinese ancestry. the second unique, and fun aspect about this area is it is
the garden district. there is a lot of urban agriculture and it was where the city grew the majority of the flowers. not only for san francisco but for the region. and of course, it is the location in mclaren park which is the city's second biggest park after golden gate. many people don't know the neighborhood in the first place if they haven't been there. we call it the best neighborhood nobody has ever heard our. every neighborhood in district nine has a very special aspect. where we are right now is the mission district. the mission district is a very special part of our city. you smell the tacos at the [speaking spanish] and they have the best latin pastries. they have these shortbread cookies with caramel in the middle. and then you walk further down and you have sunrise café. it is a place that you come for the incredible food, but also to
learn about what is happening in the neighborhood and how you can help and support your community. >> twenty-fourth street is the birthplace of the movement. we have over 620 murals. it is the largest outdoor public gallery in the country and possibly the world. >> you can find so much political engagement park next to so much incredible art. it's another reason why we think this is a cultural district that we must preserve. [♪♪♪] >> it was formed in 2014. we had been an organization that had been around for over 20 years. we worked a lot in the neighborhood around life issues. most recently, in 2012, there were issues around gentrification in the neighborhood. so the idea of forming the cultural district was to help preserve the history and the culture that is in this neighborhood for the future of families and generations.
>> in the past decade, 8,000 latino residents in the mission district have been displaced from their community. we all know that the rising cost of living in san francisco has led to many people being displaced. lower and middle income all over the city. because it there is richness in this neighborhood that i also mentioned the fact it is flat and so accessible by trip public transportation, has, has made it very popular. >> it's a struggle for us right now, you know, when you get a lot of development coming to an area, a lot of new people coming to the area with different sets of values and different culture. there is a lot of struggle between the existing community and the newness coming in. there are some things that we do to try to slow it down so it doesn't completely erase the communities. we try to have developments that is more in tune with the community and more equitable development in the area. >> you need to meet with and
gain the support and find out the needs of the neighborhoods. the people on the businesses that came before you. you need to dialogue and show respect. and then figure out how to bring in the new, without displacing the old. [♪♪♪] >> i hope we can reset a lot of the mission that we have lost in the last 20 years. so we will be bringing in a lot of folks into the neighborhoods pick when we do that, there is a demand or, you know, certain types of services that pertain more to the local community and working-class. >> back in the day, we looked at mission street, and now it does not look and feel anything like mission street. this is the last stand of the latino concentrated arts, culture and cuisine and people. we created a cultural district to do our best to conserve that feeling. that is what makes our city so
good afternoon and thank you all so much for joining us. i want to begin by thanking our attorney general rob bonta for coming here to the visitation valley community. it's really great to have you here in san francisco, but especially in this particular community and thank you for cohosting this round table discussion that was so important to talk about the challenges that exist around hate crimes in this city and in this state. especially as we have seen an uptick in violent hate crimes against so many of our communities in san francisco and the bay area and across the state and nation. in just a few short months on the