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will come to order. this is the september 29, 2021 budget and finance meeting. i'm matt haney, joined by safai
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and wong. madame clerk, any announcements? >> yes, mr. chair, the participated in this remote meeting for video conference as physically present. access to city services is essential and provides participation in the following ways. public comment will be available on the items on this agenda. each speaker is allowed two minutes to speak unless otherwise stated. by calling 1-415-655-0001, meeting i.d., 2499 654 2342 # #. when connected, you will hear the meeting discussion, but you will be in listening mode only. when the item of interest comes
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up, dial star 3. best practices to dial from a quiet location and turn down our television or radio. you may provide public comment in the following ways, e-mail. it will be forwarded to supervisors and included as part of the official file. they may be sent via mail service to city hall. items are expected to be appear on the board of supervisors agenda of october 5. spanish, chinese and filipino interpretation services are available fort first part of the meeting. callers who need interpretation services are encouraged to call in early to ensure interpretation services are
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available. i'll ask our spanish interpreter to give this in spanish, followed by filipino. >> thank you very much. [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish]
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thank you, madame clerk. >> clerk: thank you, all. mr. chair, this concludes our announcement. >> chair haney: thank you. today we have a very full budget and finance meeting so we want to ask everyone to be brief with their presentations. we're going to take a couple of the items out of order. we're going to take item 5 first. >> item, 5, ordinance deappropriating $229,000 from
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district and 39 to the arts commission, 45,000 to the department of public works, 43,000 to the general services agency. 70,000 to the department of children youth to support the district 7 community grants initiative under participatory budgeting projects. members of the public who wish to provide public comment should call 1-415-655-0001. then 2499 654 2342 # #. if you have raised your hand, wait until the system indicates you've been unmuted. mr. chair? >> chair haney: we have supervisor melgar's office to present on the item. >> thank you.
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good morning, chair haney. legislative aide for supervisor melgar. the legislation before you allows fund to go deappropriated from district 7 fund which were voted on by the by the board of supervisors that were recently selected through our offices. a one-time initiative under district 7 family participatory program. as you know, it's a democratic process in which committee members propose projects and decide via voting process how to spend. they've been participating in this process since 2013 since norman yee launched the program. since then, projects have been funded within district 7 through
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the process. this past year because of the challenges of the pandemic and very limited timeline, we were not able to roll out the full participatory budgeting process which would include presentations on the process and proposals submitted and the distribution and collection, all of which historically took place in person as the best method of community engagement and outreach. however, with the commitment to continue the participatory budgeting program and its intent we launched our 2021 community grant initiative as a one-time initiative focused on recovery, resiliency and community empowerment responsive to the emerging needs of the pandemic. this ordinance is the result of a well thought-out process that already received vote and community support in previous participatory budget cycles and will expand the scope and benefit to the communities in the most critical of time as we
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recover from this pandemic. thank you, chair haney and supervisors. i'm happy to answer questions. >> chair haney: thank you to you and to supervisor melgar. colleagues, do you have any questions or comments? i don't see any. is there a b.l.a. report on the item? >> yes, there is. good morning, chair haney and supervisors. proposed ordinance would re-appropriate 129,000 of funds previously appropriated for district 7 projects and we're were selected by a participatory budgeting process. we detail it on page 16 of the report and recommend approval. happy to answer any questions. >> chair haney: great, thank you.
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is there any public comment on this item? >> mr. chair, there are no callers in the queue. >> chair haney: great. not seeing any further questions or comments, i make a motion to move to the full board with a positive recommendation. can we have a roll call vote, please? >> someone is doing some construction. >> chair haney: yep, in the unit. i made a motion to move this to the full board with positive recommendation and then i'm going to come into city hall. >> yeah, maybe walk a block here. we'll see you soon.
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[laughter]. >> on that motion, vice chair safai? >> supervisor safai: i guess all right. >> supervisor mar: aye. >> chair haney: aye. >> have three ayes. mr. chair, you're on mute. >> chair haney: thanks. [laughter]. madame clerk, please call item 5. >> mr. chair, we just heard item number 5. mr. chair? mr. chair, we just heard item number 5. would you like to move on to the next item? >> item 5, yes. >> [laughter].
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>> chair haney: item 5 has been heard and acted on. >> chair haney: sorry, item 3. >> item 3, resolution approving and authorizing the director of property to acquire certain property located at 5630-5638 mission street, approving and authorizing community development for the 2021 homekey grant program to purchase the property through agreement of purchase for sale of real estate for the acquisition of the property for $17.3 million, authorizing the director of property to make modifications and adopt various findings. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item, approximate call 1-415-655-0001. 2499 654 2342 # #.
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if you have not done so, dial star 3 to line up to speak. please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted and you may begin your comments. >> chair haney: thank you. i'm going to turn it over to vice chair safai, while i get into the office. >> supervisor safai: thank you, mr. chair. >> thank you for joining us today. this is an exciting day for our city. i'm going to say a few words before we hand it over to you. essentially, just to provide context. back last year, the governor created the homekey program where we were able to utilize those funds to move on the idea acquiring hotels and motels in the city as the covid crisis struck san francisco. and the reason i say struck san francisco and the covid crisis
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and how that relates to purchasing hotels and motels, for those listening, it greatly impacted our real estate market and our tourist market. and because property values then dropped in these areas and tourists no longer were coming to san francisco, many property owners of hotels and motels were willing to contemplate the idea of selling their properties. this lined up nicely with the governor's plan, the homekey program, to be able to purchase properties like that around the state. as well as our own prop c which is a local tax that generates revenue to be able to invest back into addressing the affordable housing crisis that we have here in san francisco in so many different ways. in dealing with the population of people that could potentially
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be homeless or were formerly homeless, but also targeted populations that are very high risk. and, so, we had a hearing on this back six, seven months ago. we talked about the need for prioritizing this type of program. very happy that now the department of housing and homeless services has a new director in director mcspadden. we were fortunate enough to bring back mr. adams as part of the strike team. and the city to look at opportunities to purchase. those that might be interested in participating or selling their property, i think we received over 100 responses to date. and the city is being led by mr.
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adams going through that interdepartmental process to determine whether projects are viable for purchase and what that would mean for our city. at the same time, this budget committee working with the oversight committee and the mayor's office and through her leadership allocated significant money to the acquisition pool to be able to buy properties to create and increase our stock of affordable housing in the city. the grenada -- and remind me, mr. adams, the grenada and the -- two properties -- right. grenadaa and the diva last year were purchased. it was a very fast process. part of that the city had the ability to be competitive, but also the negotiations moved quickly.
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and just like that the city was able to acquire over 300 units of housing. those units of housing are a fraction of the cost of what it would take to build the same affordable housing in this city. it is upwards of over $800,000 a unit. the average cost of acquiring the hotel is less than $350,000 per unit. even when you factor in the construction costs, still less than 450,000 a unit. that is a significant savings to taxpayers, but also the amount of time that it saves to deal with this affordable housing crisis we have in our city. it is absolutely unprecedented in the history of this city. all that being said, what we have before us today are two of the first purchases that have
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been vetted after the grenada and the diva. some of whom will be competitive for state dollars, some of whom will use exclusively our local prop c money, but what that means also is we have the option and opportunity again to be able to move forward a program to create affordable housing to deal with this crisis in parts of san francisco that have not been part of the solution prior to this date. and that brings me to the project in front of us today. the mission inn. the mission inn owner was one of the 100-plus respond wants. mr. adams and his team, director mcspadden vetted the project. there was an appraisal done. the appraisal was done by on outside third party that was vetted and approved and seen.
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and this project came in at market rate, even less than what is projected to be in a couple years as the economy recovers. so we have an opportunity in our part of town, in the outer mission, 52 units. those 52 units would be converted into affordable housing with supportive services. they will be significant dollars invested in that project. and as someone that led the process also for safe parking in the city, we went back to a lot of the neighborhood leaders and residents that were part of that process and talked to them. we talked to a lot of neighbors. we talked to a lot of district 11 residents. and what we heard overwhelmingly is that residents of district 11 want to step up and do their fair share. there are neighbors also that have reservations.
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there are some, unfortunately, that have been part of a misinformation campaign. i just want to say clearly for the record today, this will not be a homeless shelter. this will be converted into affordable apartments. this project will be professionally managed as the city puts out a request for proposals to manage it by professional management company. and just for those that are interested, we will go through an extensive community process if and when this project is approved today for purchase, where neighbors and residents will be involved in shaping the future of this project. i'm excited to be here today. in terms of city bureaucracy, in terms of city movement, this is a phenomenal pace and part of that pace and part of the reason we're moving as quickly as we can, again there will be opportunity to potentially go after state dollars, but also,
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we have a housing crisis. and we have an obligation. this is one of the moral obligations of our time to address the crisis we have in this city. we can't complain about the conditions of our streets. we can't complain about those living on the streets. we can't complain about how our city has transformed as it has dealt with this affordable housing crisis and then not want to be part of the solution. it's not okay to say, i'm happy to do this but not in my backyard. when we have an opportunity to step up and do something positive, that's when we should come together. that doesn't mean blindly we're going to do this in every single situation, but if this project meets appraisal and we'll ask those questions today -- and if this project is in a good location that transit-oriented, if this project has the ability to be transformed,
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professionally managed, with security, with all the appropriate support that an affordable apartment will need, then this is a project that we have a moral obligation to embrace and move forward with. and i will tell you, we are doing two 100% affordable units. both are under construction and this opportunity to buy this hotel and transform it with renovated dollars will be no different than either of those. and they will have people paying rent. have onsite management, onsite security and it will be an absolute benefit to our community and city. i'm happy to bring this project forward today and i'm very happy that the residents of district 11 are ready to step up and i'm hopeful that those that still have reservations and may even be opposed will keep an open mind as we move forward.
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just like many of the residents were when we did our safe parking. over the last year-and-a-half, i've had hundreds of people come up and e-mail and call me and stop me on the street and say, whatever reservations i had, i was absolutely wrong, this was a true benefit to our community. and now safe parking is being expanded city-wide and we're intending do more of that and based on the model that we have. so very happy this is the first project coming forward in our city and i'm very happy to see we're going to be doing this on city-wide basis in all parts of san francisco that have hotels and motels and owners willing to work with the city. so, with that, i don't know if, supervisor mar, if you wanted to say any words, but we can hand this over to director mcspadden and mr. adams. >> supervisor mar: thank you, chair. i'll wait.
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>> thank you. >> good morning, members. i'm getting an echo. okay. okay, supervisor safai, i want to thank you for the introduction and also for your steadfast support and your partnership on this issue. you've been a great ally to h.s.h. and to the city family. we want to appreciate that. i'm really excited to introduce two properties to you as supervisor safai mentioned, we have a unique opportunity this year to purchase properties for the benefit of people who have been homeless and have lived on the street. and as supervisor safai also said, this really is an affordable housing model. we call it within our department permanent supportive housing, but what that really means is
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people will have a home that they actually pay rent for and that they will be part of the communities where we're buying property. it's just -- it is a unique opportunity funding-wise because we have homekey dollars, which are from the state and the federal government that have come together to create a really strong package. and we also have an unprecedented amount of local funding to use as a match. and so we're really looking forward to some of these properties being -- becoming operational so that people can move in and some of those people can have a home for the first time. i wanted to start by just talking about the first property. just give me a second here. so, as supervisor safai mentioned, we're here to propose the acquisition of 5360 mission
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street. and it is called the mission inn. having trouble here. so, the city's acquisition strike team led by dan adams identified the property at 5630 mission as a great option. based on the condition of the building, the location, the price and the willingness of the seller to contract with the city. it's also got good amenities and the ability to meet the needs of formerly homeless people. proposing to convert this motel into affordable housing with services to serve people experiencing homelessness. right now it's got 51 units available with private bathrooms, some of them have kitchenettes. one of the things we have learned is that people really want the privacy of their own
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bathroom. a lot of the people who are experiencing homelessness are older. they're people with multiple conditions and sometimes it's very difficult for people to share a bathroom as it is for probably most of us. it's a large parcel and it's in d11 in the southern part of the city. and one of the things we're really focusing on with this acquisition strategy is geographic diversity of our portfolio. we know that homelessness exists in all corners of san francisco and we really want to think about that as we go about this strategy. it's also close to public transit which is really important for all of the sites that we're looking at. next slide. so the resolution before you today authorizes the director of property on behalf of h.s.h. to acquire the property at 5630 mission street for $17 million with an estimated $340,000 in
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typical closing costs. h.s.h. plans to use prop c funds to acquire the building. depending upon the competitiveness, we may apply for a 2021 homekey grant dollars to supplement the local dollars. the 2021 homekey is the second round of funding in the homekey program. it's a competitive process for grants from a pool of $1.45 billion and applications open on september 30. so what we're really doing right now is looking for the best properties that we think will be the most competitive for that process. so it may be this hotel and it may be some of the other hotels that come down the line. the applications will be considered on a rolling basis until may 2022 or when the funds run out, which ever comes first. we're going to prioritize for funding.
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if we do the resolution to authorize us to apply for homekey, we'll bring this back before the board with accept and expend if we're awarded the funding. and i just want to thank dan and his team and our partners at real estate for getting proposal in front of you. and i have dan here as you can see and also emily cohen from h.s.h. to answer any questions that i can't answer, but i'm here as well to answer questions. >> thank you, director. mr. adam, do you have anything that you wanted to add or do you just want to be available for questions? >> i'm available. i want to affirm everything that scheeren just presented and i'm
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here for any questions that may arise. >> i think -- what i think would be good is to go to public comment and we can get into some of the specific questions. i know we're going to talk about -- oh, chair is back. i don't know if -- chair haney, did you want to ask any questions before we move to public comment. director mcspadden did her presentation, and we were going to come back to specific questions about appraisal, acquisition and review and all that. >> i'm good. and thank you for taking over. this is the advantage of living 12 blocks from city hall, as i was able to get here quickly. we can go to public comment. >> thank you. >> chair haney: public comment is going to be one minute each, because we have a lot of people today. and we welcome your comments,
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but one minute each >> members of the public who wish to provide public comment press star 3 to be added to the queue. for those on hold, continue to wait until you're unmuted. let us know if there are any callers. >> good morning. budget, finance committee, this is jordan, she and her, and i'm in support of the project. this is going through a lot of the needs of the community. we need more supportive housing. we need it in different neighborhoods. we need bathrooms. we just need higher standards and geographic diversity. i really wanted to say this is an emerging issue among many people and i just really like, you know, want to further the
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goals by acquiring the property and making sure that formerly homeless don't have to live in ramshackles here in the tenderloin. thank you, i yield my time. >> thank you for your comment. next speaker, please. >> hi. community organizer with the public policy and community organizing department. serve a diverse group of people, including elderly people who are medically vulnerable. low-income families with children and adults who survived traumatic experiences and need support. we need to acquire more of this
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housing to bring people in off the street. thank you for your support. >> thank you for your comment. next speaker, please. >> good morning, budget and finance committee. i'm calling as part of the excelsior action team and i'm here to express my full support for the city acquiring the mission inn to create permanently affordable housing for our unhoused neighbors. we're learning about our community's needs and we created a community plan in district 11. better neighborhood, same neighbors, where we envision truly affordable housing on sites, including local motels like the mission inn. there are too few resources. that's why i'm calling to express support for the city to convert the mission inn into affordable housing. it's the right thing to do.
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we support the city acquiring the mission inn. thank you. i yield my time. >> thank you for your call. next speaker, please. >> -- >> hello, caller? >> good morning, chair haney and supervisors. i'm the policy associate for glide. it's one the original co-sponsor of prop c and we're in strong support of this. the mission inn will be a valuable addition to the city's portfolio of permanent supportive housing. there is a dream window right now with multiple funding sources that are simultaneously available and if we capitalize on this moment we can make tremendous gains in addressing
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homelessness. permanent supportive housing is an effective solution with considerable cost savings that can be transformative for people experiencing chronic homelessness. it allows -- such as mental and physical health care from -- safety and stability. the city can pay less than to pay for the mental health resources for someone experiencing homelessness. costs are lower per unit than the cost of a shelter bed. it is a critical component of the campaign to end homelessness. hotel acquisition will help ensure that people's experience of homelessness is brief and non-recurring. it's achievable, a smart thing to do and the moral and right thing to do, thank you. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> good morning.
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my name is jessie, i'm calling as part of the excelsior housing justice action team and through community engagement our team of local residents have put forward a plan for community serving development in district 11, it's called better neighborhood, same neighbors, where we envision housing on opportunity sites. so really i want to express our support and excitement and this opportunity is on the table. in d11 there are too few resources available. the parking site in the upper yard is no longer there. we call on our city and district supervisor to ensure that it provides local preference for our neighbors. and if it serves youth, i say we focus on unaccompanied minors and minors of color. this is overwhelmingly the population in d11. i've been urged that the service
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provider taking on the property management be locally rooted and culturally competent. >> thank you for your comment. next speaker, please. >> congratulations. hi, good morning. i'm calling on behalf of the excelsior housing action team. i wanted to express my full support for the acquisition of the mission inn, but i also want to urge you to ensure that the service provider taking on the property management for the mission inn be locally rooted and culturally competent. i can't stress how important that is. and i also wanted to let you know that at the beginning of this meeting, the i.d. for the meeting was announced wrong in spanish. and that's going to greatly impact the amount of participation that our spanish-speaking community can take in this meeting and i wanted to see if we could fix that or allow more time for
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those folks or announce it again. because i think it's really, really important for all of us to be able to participate. and i yield my time, thank you. >> thank you for your comments. would you be able to announce the calling number again. just to be clear. 2499 654 2342 # #. once you enter the meeting i.d., you need to press the symbol pound twice. >> thank you very much. yes. [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish]
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madame clerk, to confirm, so the meeting i.d. is 146 -- >> the meeting i.d. is 2499 654 2342 # #. >> sorry, my apologies. [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish] thank you. >> thank you. next caller.
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>> committee members, my name is david hooper. i lived in the outer mission and have been active in the community for the last 35 years. i'm calling in support of the purchase of the mission inn. this will give the community, the greater community an opportunity to participate and -- more about the issues of supportive housing and how the mission inn can provide for the community. it will also give us an opportunity to focus on the other needs of the community in district 11 and to bring those to the attention of the board of supervisors and the city agencies. thank you. i yield my time. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> thank you for hearing this and thank you to the committee
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members. my name -- i'm calling to ask you to support the acquisition of the mission and it's an unprecedented opportunity. we have to grab it now. we are bold in san francisco. i work -- i have worked with an unhoused population for 20 years and i have -- as soon as the shelter-in-place program began in the beginning of the pandemic, i have seen transformative changes in some of the chronically unhoused folks i have known for 20 years. one example, elderly woman, disabled, chronically on the street, to see her one week into housing, it was stunning.
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and we need to -- [bell ringing] -- >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hi, my name is tyler. i'm calling to ask that you support the acquisition of the mission inn in hotels. we see an unprecedented opportunity to buy hotels with state and federal funding. these hotels will serve diversity of the people, including transitional age youth, those vulnerable on the streets, low-income families with children and single adults who have survived traumatic experiences and need support. for the thousands of people who lack stable housing in san francisco now. we need to act now to acquire
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these buildings. i yield the rest of my time. >> thank you for your comment. there are 41 callers and 19 in the queue. welcome, caller. >> good morning. thank you for the opportunity to talk today. my name is tony hines, i'm a member of senior and disability and i live in san francisco district 10. housing in san francisco has become extremely expensive. i'm calling today to ask you to acquire the mission inn hotels to provide life-saving housing. san francisco is a world-class city with a stain on it without having viable affordable housing stock. there are thousands of your constituents presently experiencing homelessness.
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this is an opportunity for you all to use state and federal funding to increase affordable housing in san francisco. preventing violence and victimization by providing safe housing, i support this project. the shelter-in-place moratorium on 9/30/21 may lead to more people being at risk due to eviction. thank you so much. have a great day. >> thank you for your comments. >> good morning. director mcspadden and others presenting in support of the acquisition. i'm the director of external affairs and public policy and i'm a resident of d8. we really appreciate h.s.h.'s
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and the mayor's office careful work to identify appropriate sites, taking into account diversity. i want to be brief with the comments, so i'll echo our full support for all the proposed acquisitions and advocate also they should be funded at a level, the services, that contributes to the residents becoming, you know, contributing members of the neighborhood and rebuilding thriving lives after experience of homelessness. thank you very, very much. >> thank you for the comments. >> welcome caller. >> hello, i'm dominique. i live in fillmore. i call to -- housing is the solution to homelessness and we need to see this unprecedented
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-- seize this unprecedented opportunity to buy the hotels with state and federal funding. these hotels serve a diverse group of people, elderly people who are medically vulnerable, low-income families with children and single adults who have survived traumatic experiences. thank you for your time today. >> thank you for your comment. next speaker, please. >> hello? hello?
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can you hear me? >> we can hear you. >> hello? >> it's somebody else -- >> i know. >> you don't usually hear that for somebody else. >> can i speak or no? >> yes, please. >> okay. my name is and i work in the division of homelessness. i want to ask you guys really supporting this hotel in the mission inn. what is so important? i've been working with homeless people and families for very long time and the first time i see a great opportunity that we can accommodate, we can move in. so to permanent housing a bunch of homeless people and they can have opportunities, you know. and we can -- and we have the money, so we need to do it.
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so we can't wait, you know. so as soon as the pandemic is affecting so many other people, so we have a more homelessness in san francisco right now. it's an opportunity. i really recommend asking to show support in this. and then buying hotels because it's important. thank you so much. bye. >> next speaker, please. >> hello? hi, good morning. my name is carl. i work for the coalition of homelessness. i'll try to keep it brief, but i'm calling to support the acquisition of the hotels. if the supervisors are listening can i want to remind everything there are thousands of people in the streets every day.
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there are thousands more homeless in vehicles, s.r.o.s, they're doubled up. with the coming eviction, there are thousands more facing homelessness for the first time and maybe again. and so every supervisor on this call is to be doing everything in their power to do everything we can to get more housing, because housing is the solution to homelessness. and this is a pretty unique and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to buy a bunch of units with other people's money, the state's money. so i think every supervisor here should be doing everything in their power to acquire these hotels and more hotels. i support the acquisition of the hotels. thank you. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> good morning, supervisors. and director mcfadden. i'm stephen courier.
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i'm the former chair of the vehicle trio center that was in the upper balboa yard. and i'm in full support of this acquisition on mission street in the outer mission. one of the things we've done and i think we were proud of is supporting those who are homeless and getting them into permanent housing. and i think that this is a great acquisition for our neighborhood and for the city. i yield my time, thank you. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> yes, good morning, members of the budget and finance committee. my name is marco. i'm the director of excelsior works. i'm really excited about this opportunity for our district to do its part in addressing the issue of homelessness. as mentioned, this is city-wide issue and every neighborhood should be doing their part.
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i encourage our district 11 neighbors to ask questions and really seek to learn more about what it means to have housing that provides on site supportive services for the occupants. i say that so we can engage in a discussion that really unites rather than divides us. i was a member of the triage committee and we heard a lot of the same concerns and stereotypes that have already been raised. the record on that site is that none of those concerns came to be. so, again, in support of the acquisition and thank you for the opportunity to speak today. >> thank you for your comments. there are 37 callers listening and 12 in the queue. next speaker, please. >> the past 18 months have been hard. they're still hard. people experiencing homelessness
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have been disproportionately at higher risk during this global health crisis. homelessness is traumatizing. and housing promotes physical safety and healing. that helps save and transform lives. good morning, supervisors, and director mcspadden. i'm in full support of the you'lla and mission inn hotels. we need to seize on this opportunity to buy hotels with federal funding. housing is the solution to homelessness. thank you for hearing us today. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> good morning, supervisors mar, haney, and director mcspadden. i'm calling on behalf of the communities uniting for health
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and justice, a coalition of organizations that is deeply rooted in district 11, latinx . we have invested more than a decade in up lifting voices and advocating for development that is affordable to our working-class communities. we're in strong support of the city acquiring the mission inn to serve people experiencing homelessness. we call upon our city and district supervisor to ensure that this site provides local preferences and can serve the diverse needs of our unhoused neighborhoods, including families, elders and unaccompanied youth. we urge you to ensure has vulnerable youth of color are prioritized. not all are serving this population, however, it's the population in our district. be locally rooted and cultural
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competent. please approve this important acquisition. thank you. >> thank you for your comments. as a reminder, members who wish to provide public comment on this item, call 1-415-655-0001. meeting i.d., 2499 654 2342 # #. if you have not already done so, dial star 3 to speak. when you have raised your hand, please wait until the system indicates you've been unmuted. can we take the next call. >> hello, this is joe garcia. doing our one and only town hall meeting, our supervisor told us it was going to be a homeless facility for 18-24-year-old youths. now we're being told that it possibly is going to become an affordable housing project.
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our concern now is what is the truth? is it going to be a homeless facility or is it going to be affordable housing? our supervisor has misled us and we're very concerned. during the last 18 months, we've had to deal with crime, filth, vagrancy, car break-ins in our neighborhood. our concerns are valid. there was was a petition with 377 neighbors, homeowners, who were not heard. there are 377 neighbors-homeowners who are concerned about this proposal. thank you. >> thank you for the comment. next speaker, please. >> hello. my name is freddie martin. i am a housing organizer with senior and disability action. i live and work in district 6. so we're neighbors.
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and i'm calling in support of the acquisition of the mission inn hotel as well as the ula hotel. housing is really the only solution to homelessness. there is a disproportionate number of black and brown, people of color, seniors and people with disabilities, a very disproportionate number that are unhoused. and also that are utilizing the shelter-in-place as a vehicle that has changed their lives. these hotels and this specific one, would be supporting a diverse group of people, including transitional aged youth, elderly people who are too at risk medically to survive on the street, low-income families for children -- [bell ringing]. >> thank you for your comments.
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next speaker, please. >> hello? >> welcome, caller. >> hi. i'm a public policy manager in the department of public policy. it's a permanent supportive home -- [indiscernible] for the most vulnerable population in san francisco. we know there is a need for housing especially for the community members facing chronic homelessness. we know that research has shown that increased overdose deaths compared to living on the streets. it provides support for people with trauma. i urge you to look at the denver social impact study published in 2020 that shows the urgency and need for supportive housing that breaks the cycle of homelessness
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and low-income individuals and families experiencing due to lack of affordable housing and direct support services in cities across the country. thank you for your time. i hope this project is approved. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hi, everybody. i live in the lower haight. i work with the coalition on homelessness. i'm calling that you support the acquisition of the hotels. we need seize the opportunity to buy hotels. i spent this morning trying to help families and seniors apply for the section 8 housing voucher wait list. there were 500 spots. they were gone within half an hour. and the anger and the tension and the frustration people felt being so desperate for just this opportunity to get some kind of housing is horrifying. and it shouldn't be the case for the city. so i'm asking the board of
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supervisors to approve acquisition of the you'lla, the mission inn and any other hotels that come before the board. >> i live in noe valley. i'm calling in support of both of these acquisitions. it's been hard this year. so many neighbors speak in support of housing and housing, permanent supportive housing in your communities. i urge the board to support both these acquisitions and any others they can make during the funding cycle. there are six people in the
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queue. please press star 3 now if you wish to be added to the queue to speak on this item. >> hello. i'm a concerned san francisco resident. i lived here for over 45 years. i actually remember when there were very few unhoused people in san francisco. it doesn't need to be this way. you need to have far more affordable housing and i strongly support the purchase the mission inn. i want to say the idea that unhoused people are criminals is really destructive. people are criminals because they don't have a way to survive and a shelter over their head. and it's time that we address this throughout the city and we can certainly house the people who live in our city. thank you.
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>> housing prevents violence and victimization by bringing vulnerable people into safe housing with a door to lock and a private bathroom and shower to live in dignity. permanent supportive housing decreases overdose deaths and supports people while they address untreated traumas and the root causes of addiction and mental health challenges. there are thousands of people who lack stable housing in san francisco and we're really concerned about the many more who are at risk of homelessness in the pending eviction clip. please act now to acquire these buildings and save lives. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please.
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>> good morning, everybody. i work for st. vincent de paul society and i've been supporting the homeless for more than 10 years now. i'm calling to voice my support with the purchase of the mission inn and the eula hotel. this opportunity will save lives. it will allow individuals to stabilize. it will allow individuals to improve their physical and mental health. it will provide them an opportunity to regain their independence and their dignity back as well. you know, our brothers and sisters need help today. and it's truly important that we act now and that we take advantage of this opportunity that we have in front of us. so, i truly support this purchase. thank you. >> thank you for your comment. next speaker, please. >> good morning. i'm also representing -- here today and i want to echo the
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comments of my colleagues and say thank you to the city for identifying sites, including the eula and the mission inn. these are properties that meet critical criteria, including bathrooms, kitchenettes and represent diversity that folks have been looking for a long time. thank you for listening and doing that hard work. and mission inn and eula inn, particularly, is being considered as site for -- families. [indiscernible] director mcfadden here that 2021 homekey funding is considered as it could be a highly competitive site as there is a -- programs serving that population. only two programs were funded for t.a.y. statewide.
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thank you. i yield the rest of my time. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hi, good morning, everyone. i'm nancy. i'm very happy to hear all of these voices on this call advocating for services to be increased for families and young people. i currently am managing the excelsior resource hub on mission and own dega. if you need to apply for rental assistance, you can come here and help. we have tech savvy people that are bilingual and we have filled out over $2 million of rent application. we have only received $900,000 for the excelsior. meaning that the state is lagging. they have only paid out 11% of
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the budget that has been allocated to help protect people and keep them in their homes. meaning next week, we're going to have a lot of problems. i want to advocate for the mission inn to be purchased. and i want to say this needs to be managed -- >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hello, supervisors. i'm the director of operations at the guvio project. i want to thank the members for hearing. they support the acquisition of the mission and the eula. we know that there is no medicine as powerful as housing. so we encourage the city and h.s.h. and the board of supervisors to continue to acquire units and buildings throughout the city to support
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the needs of our unhoused community with access to housing. thank you so much to director mcspadden and i'll yield my time. thank you. >> thank you for your comment. next speaker, please. welcome can call -- welcome, caller. >> good morning. my name is -- and i live in the mission district. i'm calling to ask that you support the acquisition of the eula and the mission inn hotel. housing is a solutions that we need now more than ever and i want to ask that you take this
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opportunity to use state and federal funding to buy the hotels and hopefully even more. these hotels will serve a lot of people, transition youth, elderly people, families that have young children that are very low-income and adults that also have gone through traumatic experiences and need support. i ask that you please, please take advantage of this opportunity. and help end homelessness. thank you. >> thank you for calling. there are 33 callers and 4 in the queue. as a final reminder, if you wish to comment on this item, please press star 3 now to be added to the queue. next speaker, please. >> hello. i'm with communities united for health and justice. we've been working together in
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community across race, across economic status, across just uniting communities to better our communities. and we're always -- we need housing. for hard-working community members and housing is always out of reach. we all know this. we all know that jobs don't pay enough for the crazy housing costs that we have in our city. and so i am in support, total support, of the acquisition of the mission inn and really listening to the residents of this district who are working together to make it a better place for everybody that lives here. and i think housing is a human right and needs to be a priority, and we need to not only stop here with the mission inn, but use tax dollars to provide this basic human right for all the folks that live here. thank you. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please.
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>> welcome, caller. hello. i'm calling in support of the acquisition of the eula and mission inn hotels. housing is the definition of no longer experiences homelessness. housing is health care. it's an opportunity for people to focus on all of their other needs. if we don't take this opportunity to create more housing, then we're not actually interested in ending homelessness, we're only interested in ending the visibility of homelessness. san francisco has an opportunity to truly put into action the compassion that we claim. thank you. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please.
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welcome, caller? >> we need a spanish interpreter. [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish]
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>> i will now proceed to interpret what the caller just said. good morning, my name is maria. i am who helps low-income families and i want to ask the supervisors that you guarantee that these sites will be here to give preference and assistance to our neighbors providing them with assistance to our families, to the elderly and to young people and providing accessible housing. because right now due to the pandemic, our needs have increased and we are asking our supervisors and we're asking the city to respond to these needs. thank you very much.
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>> thank you for the comments. next speaker, please. >> hello. this is dave. gsa san francisco. i live in district 2. i'm calling also to ask that you support the acquisition of both the eula and mission inn hotels. we need to seize this unprecedented opportunity to buy these hotels. including transitional youth, low-income families and single adults. permanent supportive housing has shown a decrease in overdose deaths.
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there are thousands of people who lack stable housing in san francisco right now. many more are at risk of homelessness due to pending eviction cliff and the board needs to act now. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> good morning. i'm cora mccoy. i live in district 10. i'm here to ask and support that we keep hotels open, make it permanent supportive housing. don't displace anyone for eviction. please. please support.
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housing, hotels for the underprivileged and disabled persons. please. thank you, i yield. >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hi, my name is jon jones. and i'm a neighbor to the proposed facility on mission street. i'm opposed to it because i think what you're doing is importing into the neighborhood the homeless ethic. the needles, the drug use, the mental illness, the crime and the contempt for the public at large. i'd like to tell supervisor safai, that the people in his district have no moral obligation to cooperate with this facility. >> are there any other callers in the queue? >> madame clerk, there are no further callers in the queue. >> thank you.
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>> chair haney: thank you so much to everyone who called in. i know you had a process here, do you want -- did you call the b.l.a. report? >> no, no, not yet. we can do that and then i was going to get into a series of questions with mr. adams and director. so you can move to the b.l.a. report. >> chair haney: let's take the b.l.a. report first. >> thank you, chair haney. nick menard. this authorizes the purpose of the mission inn from jamna investments and authorize the department of homelessness and supportive housing to apply for state homekey grant funds. the hotel has 51 rooms and one room used for a cell phone tower that generates approximately -- excuse me -- $90,000 a year in
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revenue on the property. and as we show on page 8 of the report, the cost of the purchase and closing costs is $17.3 million. now the cost per unit is $457,000. which includes an estimated rehabilitation cost of $6 million. based on the information provided by the department of homelessness and the real estate division, we do recommend approval of this resolution and are happy to answer any questions. >> chair haney: thank you, mr. menard. so, appreciate your response. i'm going to ask you -- i think i'm going to go ahead to mr. adams now. mr. adams, can you talk about the appraisal, who performed the appraisal, what the value of the appraisal came in at, and the
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decision and the recommendation you all have made to purchase this property as it relates to not only the appraisal itself, but the location and the overall analysis that your team went to before you brought this recommendation forward to us today? >> yes. happy to. and first, i just want to frame my comments referencing a comment that one of the caller's made, this is an unprecedented opportunity we have to acquire property in a part of the city where it's difficult to identify properties and on a half-acre site, it's a wonderful opportunity to move a privately owned parcel and building into the public trust. so when we think about value, i want to think about really the unprecedented value that this property has to the city right now. so we proffer an offer and we do
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a third party appraisal. this was done by colliers international. and that appraisal assesses the value, the highest and best use of the property. it's not the value that accrues to the city per se, but what any market-rate buyer would value the property as. this property benefits from not only its current condition, but recent upgrades that the owners have provided to the property as well as lease agreements with certain sell companies that provide income to the property and the city will benefit from that same income. so the appraisal includes the real property, the land and the income from the cell tower. the appraisal confirms $17 million as the market value of the property. further more, a separate third
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party appraiser will review the methodology employed by the appraisal company and confirm that it was appropriate and authorize approval of this appraisal. so that's kind of how we arrive at a valuation that confirms our offer price. i'll stop there and see if you have additional questions relative to the overall due diligence. >> so coliers international came in with a value of $15.9 million for the property and around $1.2 million for the value of the cell towers, which puts that total value that they see the property as is today at $17.1 million? they also talk about the market stabilizing in the next
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year-and-a-half, which we're already seeing in many ways across san francisco as the rental market, occupancy rates have risen. the value of properties on the lower end, the single-family homes, multiunit properties are starting to go back up dramatically. they project this property to continue to gain value in the next year and a half. is that correct? >> that is correct. and you reference the number of property owners earlier in your comment, supervisor, that have come in under our request for information who may have interest in selling. i will say that many of those property owners are looking for a lease agreement to bridge to a brighter economic future and so while we are in a low point in the market, the market is shifting and so finding owners of properties that are willing to transact with the city in the short-term is something we try to take advantage of. [please stand by] ñ.fym?úíkb"]wújs"wáljgá;hmmc[)
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>> what's theaverage time it takes to build affordable housing in this city ? >> best case isusually three years of redevelopment and 2 of construction so that would be five years . the start of lease up. in general ... >> that's even after acquisition of the property itself . land or the property that will be built. you even have to add on more time on top of that five years. let's say the average is around six years from acquisition to actual doors opening.
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>> i think that's a safe average but yes. >> under this program what's the average time that you estimate from negotiation to acquisition torehab if there is any? i know the next item on the agenda does not require any rehabilitation . what's the averagetime that you think we will see out of these 30 and 40 properties to get individuals referred in-house ? >> it would be dramatically quicker than new construction. identification, acquisition, procuring a developer, design and permitting and construction.
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that's a six-year process. we're looking at properties as a reference that plot acquisitions arereally ready to be lease up . the timeline you'relooking about an acquisition timeline and you can move pretty directly towardslease up . >> six years to six months . in the best case scenario overly aggressive from acquisition, negotiation all the way from predevelopment to construction six years on this end and in the next instance, the next project that's coming up from theagenda today , six months. >> that's correct. >> the reason i'm underscoring that, even in a mission condition is unlivable but the plan will be upon acquisition to go through a rehabilitation process that will then be much more truncated than a
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seven-yearprocess . all right. just talk about the cost of construction for unit. i mention it myself but you're the expert in the field. what's the cost of construction per unit today in sanfrancisco, and a portable unit ? >> your right to north of $800 per unit . that brings in state and federal subsidies sourcesbut are looking at that magnitude . >> 800,000 and in this instance this proposal today with acquisition it's less. with total cost, we're estimating right around 450,00 . >> that's correct and that assumes a round of rehabilitation efforts which we will be refining that scope of work and that does not contemplate a turnkey
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allocation that would help write out the city's contribution to the property. >> but we will be ready to applyfor home key on this project . >> the application material comes out tomorrow i should say and we will be as director mcspadden was referencing evaluating contentiousness and it's likely this property will go in a little bit later than some of the others are contemplating just as we refine the rehab scope, we will need that prior toapplication but as the resolution states we are looking for approval to be able to move on that application just as soon as we can . >> what's the potential dollars that could come infor home key forthis project ? is it $17 million acquisition, around 6 million in rehab ? what is thepotential home key dollars that would come in for this project ?
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>> it will vary a little bit, we're still finalizing the program for theproperty that would vary by program type . but i think in rough estimates just imagining 200 to $250,000 per unit is a conservative estimate what the property could yield. that's $10-$15 million. >> 15 million would be almost 90+ percent. of acquisition. they don't give you money for rehab. there focused on acquisition. >> eligible costdepends on the moment. we would get both acquisition and capital rehab are eligible in the process . >> if it were 10 million it would be 43 percent , a little
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bit lessthan half of the cost . and then 15 million we're probably up in the 65 percentof total cost which is significant . okay. so we talked about the cost per unit, differentialbetween new construction and this program . please commute yourself. mitch chose cost savings which is pretty dramatic, over $350,000 per unit which is significant. it'smillions of dollars in savings . you talked about the time differential. which is significant. wealso talked about and i don't want this to be lost , the geographic importance in terms of being able toprovide . madam clerk, could you mute that color please?
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>> we requested our control room staff to mute the cell line. we're sorry. >> maybe this is both for you and for director mcspadden. with the majority of affordable apartments that we have acquired and have supportive services for the individuals, where are themajority of them located in san francisco ? what neighborhoods?>> as you know supervisor we have a number of them located in certain districts downtown. district 3 we have a number located in district 9 . and we intend to not have as many in the outlying outer districts so we tend to be concentrated in the center of the city. >> so soma,tenderloin,
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chinatown . part of the intermission. and what about babe eunice! >> we do not have as many in hunter's point. >> great. so the importance of having these, why would you say it's important to have these type of apartments with supportive services spread around san francisco? why is it important to have different neighborhoods in the city have thistype of affordable housing ? >> i think there are a few reasons for that and one of them is homelessness is spread throughout the city. it just looks different in different neighborhoods. it takes on different forms though whileoften we think of it as what we see in neighborhoods like the tenderloin and soma , it's a
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problem throughout the city and people experience homelessness intheir own neighborhoods that they sometimes have been displaced from . so we want to honor people's choices and we want people to be ableto live in the neighborhood in which they are comfortable , wherepeople speak their language , where people look like them and where they can get services. there's certain neighborhoods that are more service rich or service rich for certain populations and weare really trying to think about that . in addition to that we don't think it's good for us to put all of these services in one neighborhood. that's never been a good approach and we have different opportunities as mister adams has talked about. there are different opportunities presented to us right now , some of which are in neighborhoods where we don't have as many permanent supportive housing units. we are trying to think about
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all of these things but when you asked about hunter's point for instance it's concerning to us that there are not a lot of opportunities and there are not a lot in excelsior either. they're just don't tend to be as many hotels for us and anytime we have the opportunity to buythose we're going to be coming to you to ask for your approval . >> thank you director and one of the other things iwould ask . if we were looking at a young adult that is transitioning ou of foster care , a lot of those folks go on for job training and educationaltraining opportunities . we have some of that. we have some transitional education use, supportive housing on adams, a stones throw away from city college. this site would still be within walkingdistance or a short bus ride to city college . i know for those places that
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have families, it's also important to spread around the opportunity for accessible schools . as they do have a different neighborhood preference for school application processes . so the services that the city has to provide whether it be cultural institutions, educational institutions, transportation or simply just access to an environment that's less congested and less overrun with traffic in terms of a downtown core. people should be able to just like any renter have the option to look at different neighborhoods based on desire and that's another important point toó. so anyway, one of the other things i wanted to ask youwas director mcspadden , i know from having conversations with your staff. what once individuals move into
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theseapartments , what's the retention rate? how often are people asked to leave or evicted ? do you know that? >> supervisor i'm going to ask the deputy director to answer thatquestion . >> that would be great, thanks for joining us this collins ori know you've already been here . >> thank you for the question. permanent supportive housing is incredibly effective at keeping people stably house. and an evidence-based practice that has tremendous success in our community. last year we had i think approximately a 1.2 percent infection rate . the permanent supportive housingand even before the eviction moratorium we did not breaktwo percent . this is an incredibly effective model keeping people stably housed . >> like it's lower than
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actually the market rate. of eviction rates in our city. which is probably in over two percent rate. very interesting. i can just say one of the things i was very impressed with. i toured the end leeapartments . a week ago. very interested to see family affordable housing right next to veterans, that had been formally homeless .it was identical services they had reading supportservices. family support services . they had unityspace . they had outdoor space. i was just absolutely blown away. i believe that was our district supervisor. i snuck in and out without putting you know but those are beautiful apartments.
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that when you're walking around and driving around they are immediately adjacent. to some of the most expensive condominiums in the city. the idea that the placing of or the location of this type of affordable housing would have anyimpact on the surrounding , anytype of negative impact on surrounding environment . i think is awful narrative. and for me, just from the experience of talking to folks in the community where these affordable apartments have been with florida services it's been nothing but positive in terms of their location. but a lot of that has to do with management. so maybe you can talk for a moment about if we approve this acquisition today, can you talk about what the next steps would be in terms of once it's, once
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the property is purchased, what are the next steps in terms of, how we moveforward on this . excuse me. >> once the property is purchased and is ready for the department of homelessness and supportive housing to use it , we will go about a competitive bid process to get a nonprofit operatorto upgrade the site and provide the services . we have a very robust network of community providers in san francisco. there's a lot of questions aboutensuring it was a local provider and one that is culturally competent . that is absolutely partof the competitive bid process that we want to make sure that we're thinking about , thinking equitably about the provider that their expertise ensuring
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that they are going to be the best provider for thepopulation that we decide to have a niche building . >> then thank you, then mister adams, can you talk a little bit about the rehabilitation process and how long you anticipate that would be and what would happen with the site during that process ? >> i can, thank you. so yes, it's part of the same procurement process that director mcspadden was referring to. we would also request a capacity on the part of the operator to help us scope the rehab work and manage the conversion process this property willbe converting from a tourist hotel to a residential use . administrative level planning approval that requires some paperwork . will get in design and construction specialists to review and refine rehab so that we will be applying a
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constructionsupervisor and general contractor to undertake that .that will all be centered in theprovider that we select . >> do you imagine this constructionphase will be somewhat of a gut rehab ? what is the potential scope of the $6 million. can youtalk about in terms of broad scope . >> it's there will be some upgrades of the building systems will be looking at primarily they're called heating and cooling units in the hotel rooms themselves certainly there will be changing finishes. makingsome accessibility improvements . i pointed out there's repair or upgrades to the skin of the building will be undertaking. that, those are the primary. elevator, we do need to do some
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additional assessment but there is an elevator that provides accessibility to aportion of the units and we will be confirming its operating . >> what about lighting and security cameras and those kinds of things ? >> there will be changes, lighting. we will almostcertainly , we don't need all the parking upstairs so will want to create outdoor community space. there will be landscape intervention theresort of gathering to , there's a command residence and breakfast room there. i think will want to look at creative ideas around creating a community half relocating the laundry to that area. it's a fantastic site and it will give us really creative ideas that make it a strong community . there's likely securing of the perimeter we will do just to secure entrance to the site itself. so all that refinement will be
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undertaking assuming approval today. >> one thing i want to fly and this is something that i've seen in some of the other apartments that have multiple forms of egress andingress, i want to put it out there for the community .sometimes the back of property and not being overused in terms of drop-off and pickup and double parking and so on. i just want to put it out ther that i think it'simportant as we scope of work that there be really clear rules , delivery drivers for drop-off and pickup . that the egress that goes out onto ellington only be really designed as an emergency exit but not as the mainform of ingress and egress because that would be asignificant impact . to the neighbors on islands and street . we're dealing with this on another apartment building that's not affordable in any
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way but it has multiple forms of egress and there's a dead-end at the residence have consistently used that or delivery drivers, drop-off and pickup and it's caused a lot of conflict with the existing neighbors and i think it predated my time . just as a plannerunderstanding how the interactions with neighbors have gone . when you're dealing with a hotel that's likely for that to happen for this hotel but once people start to live there permanently there ends up being the people that will try to have the shortest pathpossible . in and out and delivery drivers and drop-off and pickup on ellington would be something we want to make sure is not part of the way that this apartment will be managed but i just want to put that out there. i think that's also important for the community so definitely i appreciate that. i want to say there will be a process in terms of the of the work alert to what i put out in terms of how this apartment
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will interact with thecommunity . we will have a committee process we will work with and again, with director mcspadden and her team as we go through that as well as we just make a final decision on who the targeted population of people. i have made it very public that is the neighborhood that has the highest concentration of children under the age of 18 we've heard over and over again based on the limited amount of affordable apartments for what the bureaucracy likes to call transitional age youth but those youth that have one of the highest risks of being homeless for haveexperience that some form in their life , and the proximity to city college and the proximity to public transportation, we feel like that would be a good place to start the conversation but we will have an open dialogue if the community about that.
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i want to put on the record these are very small units, not kitchenettes but these are not designed big enough for families. these are very very small apartments. units and they will be utilized in such a way. it does not mean you cannot have a single mother with a child but i definitely think that they are very well-designed and physician for that targetedpopulation . >> okay mister chair, i don't have any additional questions unless you'd like to make a comment or supervisor mar would like to make a comment. but i would definitely close up after you all speak and make a motion. i have just oneor two more things to say . >> chair: supervisor mar. >> chair
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. >> there's a mission in, also more in the latter category. >> i think broadly speaking we have, and this was approved in the 2 year budget goal of acquiring between 800 and
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thousand units of housing. rooms convertedto housing under this initiative . and that will be funded through our property funding, our city our home as well as dollarsthat have been appropriated under the company bond . we have a generous resource to deploy to meet actually a quite ambitiousgoal of 802,000units . that's the number i keep in mind . then within that we want to attend to transition, to families in other populations but overall that is a kind of production goal. >> chair: that sounds great and is that 100 to 1000 inclusive of the 300,000 hotel rooms? >> exactly.
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we want to acquire in that range hotel rooms and other properties the properties we talked about today that we will be bringing forwardwhat mission in and panoramic , all of which add to that. >> i would like to hear a quick update on how the first two hotel acquisitions through project home key are going. the granada and i forgot the other one. i think there's the funding ... for a year ago roughly. are those occupied? >> i'll have to defer to my colleagues. the pull to our working directly on those projects are notpresent today . i'm afraid i can't give you do for others toprovide specific .
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>> i'm going todefer to deputy director: to give a little bit more detail . >> the granada, we acquired them. the transactions have closed. the granada has opened up supportive housing those projects were acquired in partnership with our community so interestingly it was a set hotel and we've recently transitioned it to a permanent supportive that's been sort of a first purchase of a set that we then converted to supportive housing and it's just inthe first few weeks of operation . so we are reconfiguring the program model to the permanent housing but it'sgoing well . we're really excited to house so many folks who are at home now whether they were temporarily sheltered during
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the pandemic it's a really exciting way totransition folks . but both are operating. >> thanks for all your work. all ofyou on this incredibly important strategy . i now care 80, i know you guys have there been very involved here inyour district so thanks everyone . >> thank you. well, i will not take too much more because everything has been said but i want to thank everyone involved. and the mayor, we employed everyone for yourleadership . we absolutely need supportive housing services for people experiencing homelessness all over the city and it's a citywide problem, it's a
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citywide solution and this is an innovative approach that really has been opened up and possible because of the support of state and federal sources and also efforts around shelter in place. so i'm reallyexcited about it . it's exciting for the community members and all the folks who called in and the work that's been done to address the questions and concerns as well. having done many such projects in district i'm always happy to see ourdistrict stepping up . i know that you vice chair safai are a big part of that. supervisor mar has stepped up as well though we're making progress we have a long way to go . supervisor, closing remarks and emotion. >> i'll just and with saying when we have a hearing on this topic to really motivate and move the conversation forward
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we were very hopeful that we would be bringing projects. this is a historic moment in our city's history as mister adams said and director mcspadden, miss: and her team and their teens have stated over and over again where we started in terms of being able to buy hotels at one point and where were handingout , some folks are moving back to wanting to have long-term leases so this is a window of opportunity we needdisease . we will have a follow-up conversation supervisor mar and haney. we intend to have this conversation to getan update on how quickly removing . i've been engaging with mister adams and their departments because the intention is to really see as many of these
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acquisitions as quickly as we can. that makes sense for the city cause we don't want to miss this window of opportunity so i appreciate your support. we will, i'm very excited about this opportunity. thank you for all the colors fromthe district . supporters of the city parking program for calling in and supporting this and all the neighborsand others that are interested . we will do everything we can to work in terms ofprioritizing local and neighbors that need to help most .but we also have to think about this in a citywide perspective. with that mister chair like to make a motion to send this item to the full boardwith positive recommendations . >> chair: let's take a roll callvote please . [roll call vote]
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>> clerk: 3 aye. >> chair: congratulations, we appreciate your work. with that we moved to item 1. >> clerk: resolution to approve an amendment to the agreement between the probation department for maintenance and support of the correctional offender management profiling for alternative sanctions term extension. it extends the performance of period by 12 months through march 7, 2022 with no change to the total amount not to exceed 168,000 . members of the public wish to provide comment should call 415-655-0001, meeting id 2499 654 2342. then press pound, pound. if you have notalready done so press star 3 to line up to speed . these wait until the system indicates you have been a muted and you may begin your comment.
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>> chair: we have product martinez here to speak on this item. >> thank yousupervisor. good afternoon everybody. there are solutions you have in front of you today . board of supervisors approval for an extension of a contract between the northern software incorporated this extension is solely for technical support and maintenance of the risk assessment tools. we a contract with north point over our assessment tools and case management systems. the risk and needs assessment tools that fail todeliver them and deliver the management system .the parties legal team initiated a settlement in july 2016 board of supervisors approved this settlement agreement to receive alternative deliverables from
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northpoint in lieu of the servicethey were not able to provide . as i mentioned, was successfully implemented. this tool has been analyzed to assess its accuracy and in 2016 an independent researcher completed a local study of the compaq. studies showed that the tool is predictive for its client population. however add acknowledges the concerns raised regarding the compaq including concerns related to the tools proprietary structure and concerns raised about whether the tool is racially biased. for this and other reasons add is committed to selecting an alternative evidence-based ris assessment tool that serves the needs of the department , the court and our client . we understand that supervisors
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including supervisor safai concerns about the transparency of the compaq and its interest in the tool that is supported by publicly available algorithm and that will be considered as we explore other tools. in conclusion today's resolution is to expand the existing contract for 12 months for the sole purpose ofcovering support and maintenance fees . the contract meets the needs while we procure our replacement tool. we are aware of our bodily budget legislative analyst recommendation and are in agreementwith the recommendation . iq . >> chair: thank you. may we have to beout a report on this item please ? >> the proposed resolution would retroactively approve the fifth amendment between the adult probation department and northpoint extending the termby one year through march 2022 . the purpose is to allow the
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point to continue to maintain a web portal for the compass software that uses as mentioned in the needs assessment tool. the department validated the accuracy of that tool in 2016 and plans to procure a new tool by the end of the proposed extension.we recommend reducing the not to exceed amount in this resolution to $300,000 to reflect actual and projected expenditures and recommend approvalof the amended resolution . happy to answer any questions . >> chair: great, supervisor safai. >> thank you chair and thank you for miss martinez stating on the record. my office has been in touch with yours. our concern you know, we will be supportive of this amendment today but the issue is that compass, their risk assessment
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algorithm has always remained confidential andsecretive . i understand you all are planning on putting out a new process request for proposal to fund a new operator. will having a publicly transparent algorithm be included in the notice of funding or the notice for a contract of services in this area? >> thank you supervisor. i think when we are in the process of developing our procurement strategy and we will definitely take into consideration your concern about a publicly available algorithm. but i don't think i can say that that will be a specific requirement at this moment. because of the proprietary nature of the tools. >> i want to see clearly for the record as a member of this
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committee if you already us question the future that has to do withthe contract does not have an open algorithm , that does not show how they calculate or compute their risk assessment, i will not be in favor of that because i understand propublica did an analysis and the investigation shows waiting algorithm was extremely biased against african-americans. the report detailed african americans were deemed to be twice as likely as caucasians to be high-risk but actually not reoffend but in fact it made the opposite mistake against caucasians and label them low risk actually they went on to commit othercrimes . our city truly believes in equity. we've been pushing that forward in open and transparent processes comes to justice
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reform so the idea, i understand this is a fifth amendment on the contract that's already there though we will ultimately be supported today but i want to send a strong message to your department that bringing a contract forward inthe future that does not have a publicly available algorithm , i will not be in supportof that. this is one of the things we talked about with the la . why doesn't the adult probation department do itsown risk assessment? why does it have to contract these services out ? >> i understand your point about a publicly available algorithm and we will i said note that in as we develop our performance funding. about the question about why we don't do our ownrisk assessments . you're asking me that right now. iwill have to defer to my colleagues . let me see who's in the call.
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>> good afternoon supervisors. >> i can't hear you. ... it was really low, we could barely hear you. >> is this any better? >> that's better. >> out talk into the mic then. good afternoonsupervisors, chair amy, supervisor. thank you for thequestions and opportunity to speak today . in terms of , so the question as i recall is what we use our own riskand needs assessment goal ? for the most part probation departments and most other law enforcement agencies or other agencies use either risk assessment tools or risk and needs assessment tools are not really in the business of
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putting together their own tools for those purposes. so it wouldn't necessarily be within our purview to be able to develop our own risk and needs assessment tool . what we do is we rely on the literature that at the research that's been conducted on tools that have been put together and use or try to choose a tool that isvalidated, that is evidence-based . for the purpose forwhich we are going to use it . >> which is really designed. >> go ahead. i'm sorry. >> so in our case we are using the risk and needs assessment tool which is designed to get at a person's risk for re-offense and also the needs that that individual has so that we can balance the risk needs responsivity together and figure out what are the things that we can do as an agency and
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what our offices can do to support clients that are going through the system that are on supervision withus that are under our purview . >> i'm sure maybe you know this but the city of seattle has created its own risk assessmen tool . one of the innovators in the field so i heard your department to look into that more deeply. it will be a cost savings in the long run for the city but also it will be something that the probation would be in control of. again, i just want to put it out there. i really encourage you all to do that and if not that, to work with a vendor able to make their risk assessment algorithm public so that there's more transparent processes as we approach trying to do justice reform and looking at it through an equity lens is not just a bias in our system. because this, the report is
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true it's a clear example of institutional potential institutional racism as it impacts african americans disproportionately in their interaction with the justice system.>> i think you're raising excellent points and in terms of the process that were undergoing right now to seek out a new potentialalternative tool . we are acknowledging the disparity that exists in the system and for your point, we've actually included language to this effect in our racial equity action plan which was submitted in december of lastyear so we fully intend to and are committed to moving to an alternative tool . beyond the propublica concerns there's also 12 items within the compass that in terms of
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risk that measure arrest information if you will instead of a conviction information. so most other risk and needs assessment tools that we've been looking at do not primarily rely on arrest information.there's about 12 items that get arrest information in the compass that drives the risk forward. as you know there are individuals who arearrested for which charges are not filed . we're trying to be proactive in this instance and acknowledge that this disparity in the system. and while the tool is not going to get rid of the disparity that's in the system are many other things we need to do that we do want to be mindful of measuring conviction versus the rest and be mindful of being able to do that consistently across individuals so that for as much as we can , we are not
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adding anything , any disparity to what may already exist in the system. >> thank you mister chair. >> chair:supervisor mar . >> thank you chair haney. i appreciate supervisor safai is questions and the discussion about the disparities and racial bias and transparency around the algorithm for the risk assessment tool. i have a question more about the case management system that northpoint didn't provide as part of its contract. i understand it was the source of some legal action by the city and it's also the amendment that we are making t the amount , the total contrac
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amount is because of that . i was just curious how the adult probation department has addressed that need since northpoint didn't provide a case management system. that's important for us to ensure we are providing the support necessary to the adult probation department to get the support they need having an up-to-date casemanagement system is very important .>> thank you for that question. back when the settlement was approved, the department issued a request for proposal and selected a new vendor for development of the risk management system and that is currently in the implementation phase. >> good to hear,thanks for that . thank you chair haney. >> chair: thank you.
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let me openthis up for public comment . >> clerk: operations ischecking to see if there are any callers in the queue . memberswas to provide comments rest star 3 to be added to the queue . pleasewait until the system indicates you have been on muted . let us know if there are any callers who wish to comment on item number one . >> clerk: there are no callers in the queue. >> chair: public comment is closed. i know there is a recommendation from the pla was discussed. i want to make a motion to acceptthe bla recommendation and amend this item and we will have a roll call vote . >> clerk: [roll call vote] >> clerk: there are 3 aye's. >> chair: i want to make a motion to rule item 1 to the
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full board with a positive recommendation as amended, can we have a roll call . >> clerk: on thatmotion vice chair safai speaking . [roll call vote] >> chair: thank you for your work and madam clerk, would you please call item number two. >> clerk: authorizing the department of public health to extend 405,000 and the foundation for participation in a program entitled hellman foundation grant to help bridge the divide between healthcare systems and the food community through the innovation of providing food as medicine
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clinic based food pharmacies for the period of may 1, 2022 through may 1,2025. members of the public who wish to provide comments call 415-655-0001, meeting id 2499 654 2342 . press pound, pound and if you have not done so pressed star 3 to line up to speak. please wait until the system indicates you have been on muted and you may begin comment . >> chair: we have toread a win . >> thank you for taking the time not to listen to this request. i'll briefly introduced the topic about the grants inabout three minutes . the collaborative represents 21 organizations insan francisco by the department of public health . it's driven insight by this. [inaudible] the collaborative looks to bridge the divide between systems to advance
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health equity and really it's about leveraging and partnering with the healthcare industry to tackle food insecurity as a public health concern and to get at the short term of health. what we are most visibly known for is our program but we also do a lot of cultural change as well as policy change so programmatically we partner with clinical systems to actually enable providers to provide healthy food to their patients and track outcome metrics such as blood pressure anddiabetes control to the patients who participate . we're not 16 clinics and five health systems in san francisco and in the past several years the culmination of that scaling of program has really led to change within the healthcare systems we work with such that these health systems say that security is not just an issue for nonprofits to deal with but
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it's actually a healthcare issue because it's impacting patient outcomes. then in the last 2 years the collaborative has put together statewide policy change and so it has been working towards an agenda to get medicare to pay for such interventions as part of benefits and as of january we were successful in including medically supportive food as a covered medical benefits under medical. san francisco should be proud because the grant that i'm speaking of now the hellman foundation is a family foundation. it's been funding in san francisco now for the last seven years and they're looking to scale citing pollution that impacts systems and in
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particular that tackle health disparities. they also fund the education space so the awarded dph with $405,000 over the course of three years specifically for capacity building and background support to staff time to continue this work. and more specifically the grant aims to achieve five areas, one of which is the current collaborative right finalizing some of our structures and how we operate. operationally it's to support all the organizations that are in san francisco 10 of which are within our own housing. because this work has been such a beacon of light we've been providing technical assistance in other areas who are interesting in replicating what we're doing for technical assistance outside the san francisco and with other organizations and continuing with policy implementation. now that food is a covered
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medical benefit it's not as straightforward as that. locals opt in so there's a huge space around policy implementation that staff would help support and finally working on development in our evaluation of findings. we've been studying the effects of food pharmacies and we've seen asignificant decline . our staff would help with the formal evaluation and with that, i'm happy to take any questions if there are any. >> chair: is there a bla report on this item? >> clerk: we do nothave a report on this item . >> chair: supervisor safai. >> thank you chair. i wanted to say thank you to doctor nguyen for all her
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amazing work. i look forward to working with her and i'm really excited as we launch and get our food markets off the ground. i look forward to working in collaboration with her and building on the success she's been doing with regard food and medicine over the past eight years so i appreciate this and everything that you've done. >> thank you. >> chair: all right. i'll make amotion to move this item to the full board for recommendation . sorry, public comment . i'm just counting supervisor safai's comment as public comment as well. >> members of the public who wish to provide comment press star 3 to be added to the queueplease continue to wait until the system indicates you have been on muted . public comment on itemnumber
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two . >> there are no callers in the queue. >> chair: publiccomment is closed. without any further comment i will move this item to the full board with apositive recommendation . supervisor safai is always welcome to make comment on any item . adamclarke, the rollcall please . [roll call vote] i believe you areon mute . [roll call vote] >> thank you somuch, miss win .
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all right. to our next big item. madam clerk, item 4. >> item number four, resolution approving and authorizing the director of property located at 3055 to 3061 16. approving and authorizing agreement of purchase of sale for the acquisition of the property for an amount of 5.7 million authorizing the property to execute the purchase agreement and make certain modifications and action. adopting various findings. members of the public who wish to provide comment should call 415-655-0001. meeting id 249-9654, 2342 and then press pound twice if you have not already done so press star three to lineup to speak. wait until the system indicates
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you have been on muted . >> you all come back, director mick mcspadden, i'm trying to eat my lunch at the same time, welcome back.>> thank you chair. so just to reiterate because i know we had a long conversation about this on item number three. as part of the mayors closeness responseplan , the city is committed to purchasing or leasing 1500 units of permanent supportive housing by 2022 and this is one of the properties that we are proposing and seeking your approval for. so for this one, the proposed use would be to convert from current statusas an unoccupied sro . / tourist rooms into affordable housing with services for transitional you which are used 18 to 24 years old.
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it's much smaller than the previous property that we brought to you. with 25 sro units with private bathrooms as i said before . we're really looking for rooms with private bathrooms is that is so important to the people that we surveyed. who are in the homelessness population. it's a small building and we think it will be good or transitional aged youth. it's currently unoccupied and recently renovated so there's not a lot of work that needs to be done except conversion of the bottom floorfrom the current marshall space . and it's close to public transit which i said earlier is very important for all the properties we are considering. so be looking for a local nonprofit service provider, culturally competent one, one that is experienced in working with transitional aged youth . next slide. this resolution authorizes the director of property on behalf
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of hsa to acquire this property for 3061 16th street for 5.6 million in acquisition andan estimated 115,000 in closing costs . the funds for the total acquisition cost although we just got some new information from the state and we have som nonsubstituted amendments to the resolution to allow for a home key application . would you chair like us to read those changes intothe record or would you have us email them ? >> chair: how long? does anybody in the committee want to hear them? >> that would be good. >> chair: you can read them for the record. >> i'm going to ask deputy director: to do that . >> thank you. they are a bit lengthy in terms of words that i think are
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fairly non-substantive but thereupon allowing us to apply for a home key project. >> chair: can you summarize them?>> absolutely. the amendment would essentially allow the option to apply for project home key dollars as part of this resolution. should this be determined that the project could be competitive for the homes and therefore not have to come back for that application. we would have to come board back to the board for an extension related to the grant but this would allow us to move more quickly. and i am still in my colleagues have already emailed the clerk the language that we will use. it's the exact bill, essentially the exact same one in the mission and the resolution allowing sort of application.
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>> all right. did you want to continue with the presentation western mark. >> sorry, it was on mute. i was going to wrap it up by thanking the acquisition team led by dan adams and the real estate division. and i really want to thank our provider partners. i'm really supportive of this project. we met with the transitional providers yesterday to discuss program design. it's a great opportunity to provide housing for this population and we're looking forward to continuing those conversations with the community pending your approval. and where our team is here ready to take any questions. >> can we go to thebla report on this ?
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>> thank you chair.the proposed resolution would authorize the purchase of the you low hotel from the hotel has 25 rooms which is less than the preferred minimum number of rooms stated in the departments solicitation used to identify this property. as we show on page 12 of our report the cost perpurchase and closing cost totals $5.7 million . the cost for unit is about $280,000. including estimated rehab cost of $1.5million . based on the information provided by the department of homelessness we recommend approval and i'm happy to answer any questions . >> great. before we go to questions i want to hear from public comment. we're going to have one each for the speakers. >> mister chairoperations is
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checking to see if there are any colors . members who wish to provide comment press star three to be addedand for those on hold these wait until the system indicates you have been on muted . if there are any callers who wish to comment on item number four. >> 4 callers in thequeue . >> please unmute the first caller. >> my name is ellie and i'm a policy associate on behalf of the organization on calling an support for the city acquiring the hotel . san francisco lacks efficient permanent supportive housing. despite it being in a position to and homelessness. our committee recommended this be used to acquire and develop permanent supportive housing and this strategy is a function of the needs for extensive
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listening questions this year including one of the site plan. acquiring the hotel and changing our future residents will demonstrate the impact of proxy dollars putting to good use. many hotels can be converted with lee little rehabilitation are already accessible to people with disabilities and would be available to approximately half the community structure. we have costs that are lower per unit and individuals are able to take housing almost immediately. the housing can make the appropriate choice given the urgency of our current crisis. acquisition othe hotels would be a great sign of progress and provide highly recognized as the city continues to proceed in his direction and require more hotels . thank you . >> this is elsa from london street and you will not be
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surprised to hear we are in full support of the population and again we want to commend the city for finding and being willing to purchase a building that is smaller than what is often considered for supportive housing programs. because of our sites are really positive environments. so thank you all and i'm happy to hear that we will have the possibility as well as being flexible on housing models. it allows for a lot of different purchases to be considered with funding so thank you. i will yieldthe rest of my time . >> clerk: next speaker please . >> caller: this is priscilla davis, pronouns are she and her and i support this 1000percent . i'm glad more hotels are being considered that have private bathrooms, especially for those who may have disabilities or may have hesitation about unit
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. i really am supportive of this. i think hsa is doing a good job with acquiring sites and listening to people so i'm going to yield the rest of my time andthank you so much .>> clerk: next speaker please. >> caller: this is marty from youth services indistrict 6 and we strongly support the purchase of the hotel to provide much-needed supportive housing for vulnerable transition age youth . we're in desperate need of housing options. this would increase overdose deaths and support young people while the address untreated trauma and the rootcauses of
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addiction and mental health challenges and become stabilized so they are able to participate in job training and updatelong-term table is asian . young people need housing options and you love is a beautiful opportunity to save young people's lives . please act now and acquire these buildings . >> clerk: currently there are eightcolors listeningand 2 in the a reminder if you wish to call on this item press star 3 now to be added to the queue . next caller . >> caller: my name is mary kay, i'm director of family services, and a resident of the has the and compass and i fully support the purchase of the eula. it represents an incredible opportunity for youth and the service provider community and i will yield the rest of my time. thanks to the mayor's office for makingthis happen . >> commissioner: next speaker please. >> caller: my gosh, i just have
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to tell everyone else it's extraordinary.i'm happy to see the whole city working together on this and it's critical that we realize that actually these purchases and this type of housing brings crime down. because you can be hanging out, shooting up on the street. i've seen it, i've worked with an advanced population for 20 years and this will positively reduce climb. positively and take it a better place. thank you supervisors for really highlighting all that and i really appreciate it. and all of youfolks, thank you thank you . we've got to keep it up .>> thank you for your comments, mister atkins, any other colors in the queue .
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>> there are no further colors in the queue. >> public comment is closed. this i just this one also feels verynecessary . supervisor. >> thank you chair.i want to highlight again, how really quickly and i know a lot of the colors that called in for the mission in also called him about the eula but one of the things i want to underscore is the speed with which the acquisition of this building can impact people's lives in such apositive way. and also just compare and contrast . i know mister adams said there was an appraisal done. you can talk aboutthat appraisal and how it reflects in terms of market value of the
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property but also , the fact that the acquisition cost is a little bit lower as you said has to do with the fact that this is not a tourist hotel and also that this object is turnkey. and the fact that it is turnkey significantly changes the overall final cost coming in at a much lower price than building theseunits. but just wanted to talk for a moment about the appraisal . and then again the differences in costs basically because this is turnkey. >> happy to. again her comments that we heard from folks who called in, it's an amazing opportunity. onethat has been brought to the board. it is turnkey but for the conversion of the ground floor which were excited to convert to resident serving space . as always we do conduct a
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third-party appraisal. the appraisal confirmed at our office was at or below market rate. the appraisal came in higher than what we offered and third-party appraisal review confirms that methodology so we feel like we're getting a very fair deal for this property to your earlier point , supervisor the speed at which we can release this property and begin to serve people in the very near future is exciting and distinct from our very laudable and profound new construction work which is on time so the speed at which we can acquire and attend to the speed of our own house residents is really part of the fun of this issue. >> i want to take a moment and hsa get the opportunity to underscore this . one of the reasons why youth between the ages of 18 and 24 are so vulnerable to the risk of being homeless is i just want to say on the record imagine being 18 years old.
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not having a family support system . not having that financial network or support system being asked to fend for yourself and being on your own completely 100 percent financially. not to mention the fact that many of these youth are often if they are formerly foster youth bounce around from famil to family . sometimes in very sadly they aresubjected to abuse . and it requires years of support and so i want to highlight the great work that the john burton foundation has done to really highlight this. we worked with them and one of the projects in our district and there will be some transitional age youth housing and a private development but also just really i want tosay for the record this is a very
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vulnerable group . very vulnerable population and i believe in our entire portfolio and deputy director: had sent this to me. we have a few hundred units currently in our city that are provided for this population. currently there's hundred 74 dedicated supportive housing units for transitional age youth and an additional 378 what they're calling medium-term plots or plots that provided for support for a couple of years to stabilize. but in a city with thousands of units, that's a grossly low number for a population that's one of the highest risk and that need so i want to underscore that project at the
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>> the division has sought several leases before the board all of which were approved for other sites within the system including those at the va with the state and san mateo county and jones. i'm going to attempt to share a quick powerpoint.
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the emergency radio system is used by the sanfrancisco police department , fire department, sheriff department and other emergencymanagement agencies . for the first responders in th field to communicate with each other . there are 10,000 radios operating on this system and thesystem was almost 20 years old and out of manufacturer support . a replacement project was approved by the board of supervisors and commenced in 2016 and each of the 10 sites including this one had some form of upgrade to the tenants and other equipment. the city has been a big site since 1998under a 20 year lease . negotiations for both the renewal lease and the mo you for use of radios commenced in 2016. the league is currently under a month rule. a proposed newterminus for 20
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years . there are no options to extend. the premises remain exactly the same under the existinglease , possibly 450 square feet. and equipment up on the rooftop and penthouse and a fenced in area next to the hall with the city generator. negotiations continue for an extensive amount of time including the department of technology, dem andsf state tend to agree on the you regarding this process . although not required under chapter 23 the department of technology requested an appraisal conducted by an independent appraiser on the vendor list. the appraised value was found to be 102,000 per year. they negotiated a 10 percent discount where calling the public agency rate for 91,800 year or 7450 per month.
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the rent is approximately what the city wouldcharge under its rate guidelines given annual adjustments and costs . adjustments in the base will be three percent annually and the city will pay $850 per month in utilities. it does have the right to installits own meter at its own cost once we figure that out . i have simon williams here and a representative from sf state if you have questions regarding the underlying project or the portion of the negotiations. red doesrecommend approval of the lease and asks for positive recommendations from the committee . >> thank you. can you submit adla report ? >> we do not require this item.
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>> is there a public comment on this item? >> operation is checking to see if there are colors in the queue. members who wish to provide comment pressáthree now. if already on hold wait until the system indicates you have been commuted. pleasenote if there are any callers who wish to comment on this item . >> there are no colors in the queue . >> comment is closed. i'm not seeing any questions or comments from mycolleagues, i want to move item 6 to the full board with a positive recommendation . if i may have a roll call vote please . [roll call vote]
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>>. [roll call vote] >> i guess we will go to the fullboard with a positive recommendation . >> madam clerk. >> this item number seven is authorizing and approving a no fee permit to enter the ranch and conservation district for this passage project in order to help detect federally protected and endangered families for a term of 25 years upon approval by the board of supervisors and mayor finding and determining that competitive bidding is not required and adopting a finding under the grant environment policyfact . members of the public who wish to provide public comment should call 415-655-0001.
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please press star 3 to line up to speak. this indent indicate you have been commuted. >> thank you. and welcome. >> i'm here again. good afternoon. i'm going to try to share my screen again. the resolution before you concerns allowing and access and use permit for a portion of the log cabin ranch in san mateo county formerly used and still under the jurisdiction of juvenile situations. the san mateo resource conservation district poses the
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greek passage project located on the greek south of la honda. a restoration project which will improve habitat and restore access to five miles of range for the federally threatened steelhead trout and endangered cohost salmon in the san diego real watershed in san mateo county. the project has been approved and funded with a grant by the california wildlife conservation corps.the district has already removed the downstream barrier from the alpinecreek . now the district would like to remove the existing splatter and other water divers and infrastructure which is prone to clogging and thus rendering the creek impossible to fish currently in place on the city log cabin ranch property. and relocate i divers and intake to protect against fishing traps entrapment and provide rescuing habitats. the underlying objections in
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restoring the passage, improving street habitats and maintaining a functional water divers and that will not impact the fish. the district is requesting a permit to enter and use a portion of the log cabin ranch at the dirt access driveway off of alpine road for a period of 25 the outline there in orange is basically the road and the small asked area would be thearea that the project would be aching place in . of the four phases of the project are basically three project and the project so phase i which probably takes less than a year. that would set the public permitting, surveys, measurements etc. and restoration and repair of the passage, removal of the fish
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ladder, water division infrastructure and reconstruction of the channel. phase 2 would last approximately one year and allow access to them to monitor and maintain the project if necessary. phase 3 last about four years and with an limit their visits to four visits a year again for monitoring and maintenance and then phase for last approximately 19 years and they would come in one visit a year to monitor and then again maintain a project in the project area . the proposed permits and qualification of the grant that they received is a term for 25 years. the permit area is approximately 14,375 square feet including approximately 3000 lender feet and the use of the access turf road. the restoration work provides a public benefit by helping to assess the threatened steelhead trout and endangered salmon. the director of property determines that these public
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benefits and the cost of the restoration work which is approximately $750,000 . exceeds the fair market rental value of the project areaunder the permit . the fair market rental value would be lower than the administrative threshold amount in chapter 23 requiring appraisal but the permit does not charge permit fees. the project and use is found to be exempt and the district will be paying any and all costs to ensure staffing supplies necessary for the project . that has received a certificate of an assurance and all contractors are required to add the city as an additional insurance set forth in the permit and review and approval by risk management.we've read request a positive recommendation from you and if you have any questions about the permit i can answer those
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and i believe there's two representatives from the conservationdistrict that can answer any underlying questions of the project . >> thank you. it's such an interesting thing this land that we own and the city and county ofsan francisco . to be able to be down there in thisspace . is there a bla report on this item west and mark. >> know, we do not have a report onthis item . >> is there a question or comment? i do not see any. can we open it up to public comment? is there someone who wanted to makea comment ? >> clerk: operations are
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checking to see if there are colors in the queue. please press star 3 to be added to the queue. those on hold wait until the systemindicates you have been on muted . are there any callers who wish tocomment on item number seven ? >> there are no colors in the queue. >> chair: public comment is closed. it's a good thing for everyone including nature and the fish. why don't we if there are any questions our comments i want to move this to thefull board for a positive recommendation . >> clerk: [roll call vote] there are 3 aye's. >> chair: thank you so much miss gorman.
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something tells me we may see you again. clerk, can you pleasecall item 8 ? >> item 8 resolution authorizing approval of a telecommunicationsfacility on a portion of the roof of 375 laguna on the boulevard . >> chair: welcome back. >> thank you again.i will have a quick powerpoint presentation here. this is a renewal of an existing city as landlord telecommunications lease with at&t doing business as new cingular wireless at 375 laguna honda boulevard. the lease was approved in 1997, commenced in 1997 for a 20 year term and has been on month-to-month old persons april 2017. during this time the parties
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were negotiating 2 leases: this one and the one at 268 golden gate avenue which was approved june23, 2020 . that lease would have been used as a template and a base for this lease in terms of language and base rent. what i'm showing you and i'll do it quickly is basically where the equipment and attendants are you can't really see them from the ground . they are very small and are basically on the rooftop and wallareas on the roof .the terms for negotiated under goldengate meets first since the two sites were similar both in length and type of tenant and equipment. once the golden gate lease was approved by the board we useit as a language template .
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the proposed for 10 years, there aretwo five-year options to extend .the initial base rent was agreed upon years ago and was based upon the city's 2017 telecommunications guidelines and using an annual percentage increase and additional monies for various types of equipment that 2017 communications guidelines points out. basically there's 300 square feet. there's 12 panels at 2 locations. some were replaced but the total amount remainthe same. $10,000 a month or $120,000 per year . there's a three percent annual adjustment and the tenant is responsible for the utility. there are representatives from both at&t and the department of
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public health, laguna honda hospital . if you have questions about the underlying equipment, i can answer any questions. we asked for a positive recommendation . >> chair: thank you. is there abla report on this item ? finding no questions or comments, we open it up for public commentplease ? >> clerk: members of the public who wish to provide public comment press star 3. note if there are any callers who wish to comment onitem 8 .
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>> clerk:there are no colors in the queue . >> chair: public comment is closed. i want to make a motion to move item 8 to the full boardwith a positive recommendation . >> clerk: [roll call vote] there are 3 aye's. >> clerk: an ordinance appropriating 50,000 from general review responsibility and re-appropriating 350,000 to childrenand families for implementation at district 6 , four trauma informed services in district 10, 200,000 to the
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office of economic and workforce development for and essential services bayview hobbit in district 10, 250,000 to the office of economic and workforce development for cameras in visitation valleyand 50,000 to the human services agency for services for seniors and visitation valley in fiscal year 2021 2022. members of the public should call 415-655-0001, meeting id 2499 654 2342 , then press pound, pound and if you have not done so press star 3. a system prompt will indicate you have been approved to speak and you may begin comment . >> chair: great. and we have guy lombardo, welcome.
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>> thank you chair,i'll try to make this as quick as possible. i want to share the 850,000 as part of the current base budget . the office is now recommending funding be allocated out. you've heard a recommendation andit comes before you after much thought, data analysis and community implementation . our office has several community meetings during the budget process in addition to budget town halls along with you supervisor haney. we held 2 town halls during these meetings and it's a priority that came to thetop and we're are not part of the budget process are being recommended by district 10 . president walton, this is being recommended by the dla and you will move this forward. thank you. >> chair: thank youfor your work on this . it's exciting to see district tends leadership reflected here. any questions or comments?
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>> clerk: would youalso like to hear from the bla on this item ? >> the proposed ordinance would three appropriate $850,000 previously appropriated to district 10 projects that were selected by community input processes . we detailed the projects on page 19 of our report and recommendapproval of this ordinance . thankyou . >> chair: great. all right, now for public comment. >> clerk:operation is checking to see if there are colors in the queue . please let us know if there are callers who wish to comment on item 9.
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>> there are nocolors in the queue . >> chair: great,public comment is now closed . i'm going to make a motion to move item nine to the full board with a positive recommendation can we have a roll call vote please ? >> clerk: [roll call vote] there are 3 aye's. >> chair: itwill go to the ful board with a positive recommendation . thank you very much. with that , can we go to item number 10. >> clerk: item authorizing participation in the california
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housing finance agency recycling program authorizing a memorandum for california housing finance agency regarding such participation authorizing certain amendments to legal documents relating to the city's multi family housing revenue bonds and notes in order to facilitate such recycling as defined herein. authorizing the collection of certain fees and ratifying and approving any action taken in connection with recycling, granting authority to city officials to take actions necessary to implement this resolution as defined herein and related matters. members of the public who wish to provide public comment please dial 415-655-0001, meeting id 2499 654 2342 and press pound, pound. if you have not done so press star 3 tospeak . the system prompt will indicate you have been approved to speak.
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>> chair: thank you and welcome. >> good afternoon chair. i'm goingto try and share my screen . sorry. so good afternoon again chair haney, supervisors mar and safai. i'm on the program manager for mohcd. i'm here to present on item 10 with mohcd's revenue bonds program.
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i'm not sure what's going on. sorry about that. i'm here to present on item 10 relating to recycling with mohcd's multi family housing revenue bonds and notes . the purpose of the resolution before you is to one authorized mohcd on behalf of the city to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the california housing finance agency to participate in private activity bond volume caps and recycling program and 2, authorized amendments to legal documents related to the city's bonds to facilitate bond refilling. so i'm having a hard time. the multi family bond recycling program provides anew source of tax-exempt debt for family financing outside the private
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activity bond volume . cal hsa it which is the issue are approached mohcd and other issuers to participate in its program. the local issuer partnership initiative is designed to relieve pressure on the states demand for a volume and increase housing in california. as part of the program mohcd will make available the tax exemption of our conduit bonds that issued and would otherwise expire today and be preserved, recycledand deployed to a new eligible multi family housing project . how does the bond recycling program work ? the program is built on the partnership with apple as their credit facilitythat would pay off the project construction loan and preserve the tax-exempt bond . this allows cal hsa to apply
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the new bond.the facility can preserve the tax-exempt bond and recycle it to an eligible multi family housing project the states that are currently practicing bond recycling are new york, washington, massachusetts and colorado . so why should mohcd participate? we've been exploring efforts to grow the pot of resources to finance affordable housing, bond recycling accomplishes this goal by making mohcd's previous award expiring volume available to eligible projects in need of tax-exempt debt. we will be building rapport with ourstate partners , california debt limit allocation committee and cal hsa and increasing the resources on astatewide basis .
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there's also a possibility for mohcd to collect issuance fee should we decide to use recycled bonds in our pipeline and there's not much risk for us to participate in this program because again the city is not putting any upfront capital to participate in the program but merely making available are conflict financing that's already been used and would otherwise expire. and lastlywe're possible bond recycling will provide an alternative source of tax-exempt debt to support our pipeline project . and as you know the limits of the state ability to issue funds has constrained our ability to proceed with a voter approved affordable housing projects. in 2020 and 2021 for example we had nine projects that did not receive an allocation from tax-exempt bonds we think this resource, the volume resource isscarce and we feel
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participating in this program is very important . so in summary, mohcd's goal is to help stand up and support the state program and grow the path ofpublic resources to finance affordable housing statewide .participating in this program will also allow mohcd to have another tool in our public finance toolbox to develop affordable housing and upon the committee and board approval, mohcd staff will enter into the bond recycling and work with the state and our project team to amend certain bond documents as early as sixth of november. i'm here today with mohcd's deputy director of housing and we are happy toanswer any questions the committee may have on this item and thank you so much for consideration .>> is supposedly bla report please?
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>> good afternoon, supervisor mar. thank you for your question. as joyce mentioned earlier, these bonds cannot be recycled and reused as tax exempt bonds in connection with the 4% tax credit program. as you may know, those two projects always helps to work in synch. so although we are going to be recycling the tax exempt bond allocation, we cannot use that to get a new 4% tax credit award, so it will not directly follow up the problem that joyce described, where we are
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not able to get new funding for our construction projects, but it will indirectly increase the pool of funds that we can use on other uses and also ostensibly increase the [inaudible] at the state bond 4% program because other jurisdictions will be able to use recycled bonds. >> supervisor mar: thank you. will it [inaudible]. >> because many of our projects tend to be large, we need a recovery program that's not tax exempt. we could use the tax bond, in lieu of a tax bond, it could be
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a tax exempt to save some money for the city, but that's not all projects, and in this way, the way that the financing markets are, it's not a huge savings for us, but it will be [inaudible]. >> supervisor mar: yeah. thank you for that, and thank you for the tools for affordable housing financing. thank you, chair haney. >> chair haney: thank you. supervisor safai? >> supervisor safai: thank you. just wanted to say thank you for looking at alternative sources of funding. i know that there was a lot of
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frustration in the city last year, so anything that's going to increase the affordable housing financing options, anything in the short run and that gains momentum over time and has zero to little exposure for our city i think is a really creative way to step forward, so i appreciate you, director eli, for all the work that you are doing and others, and thank you for your presentation, miss chen, so we will be in full support. thank you. >> chair haney: thank you, vice chair safai. can we go to public comment. >> clerk: yes. operations is checking the queue. for those who have not done so,
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press star, three to enter the queue. if you have already done so, please wait until the system indicated you have been unmuted. operations, do we have any callers in the queue? >> operator: madam clerk, we have no public comment. >> chair haney: thank you. seeing no public comment, public comment is closed. can we have a roll call vote. >> clerk: yes. on the motion -- [roll call] >> clerk: there are three ayes. >> chair haney: thank you. this item will go to the full afford with a positive recommendation. madam clerk, can you call item 11. >> clerk: yes. hearing on the city's plan to transition those currently housed in shelter in place hotels into permanent
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supportive housing and requesting the department of homelessness and supportive housing to report. members of the public, if you have not already done so, please press star, three to enter public comment, and if you have done so, please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted before you begin to speak. >> chair haney: okay. i'm going to make a motion to continue, so on that motion to continue, can we have public comment. >> clerk: members of the public who have not already done so, press star, three to enter the queue, and if you have already done so, please wait until the
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system indicates you have been unmuted before you begin your comments. operations, do we have any callers in the queue? >> operator: madam clerk, there is one caller in the queue. >> [inaudible] as an intervention to homelessness, this program has been successful for those who have been fortunate enough to take advantage of the program. this has done more to bring people inside than so many people attempts. the only downside that the program has not been fully implemented to scale. the project needs to rehouse as many people as possible. we ask that the city continue the s.i.p. hotel program, fill vacancies, push for referrals, and ask for federal
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reimbursement for federal services. [inaudible] the program has provided us with a chance [inaudible] the s.i.p. hotels that allow people experiencing homelessness to get connected to services from a much more stable environment while providing amazing change. these opportunities should be extended to more san franciscans who are experiencing homelessness. thank you. >> clerk: any other callers in -- there are no other callers in the queue. >> chair haney: thank you. public comment is now closed. i want to continue this item to the call of the chair. can we please take a -- a vote on that motion? >> clerk: yes, mr. chair, and i also wanted to confirm that there are no other callers in the queue. on the motion to continue item
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number 11 to the call of the chair -- [roll call] >> clerk: there are three ayes. >> chair haney: all right. this item will be continued to the call of the chair. madam clerk, are there any other items before us today? >> clerk: there's no further business. >> chair haney: great. this meeting's adjourned. thank you, colleagues.
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[♪♪♪] [♪♪♪] >> so i grew up in cambridge, massachusetts and i was very fortunate to meet my future wife, now my wife while we were both attending graduate school at m.i.t., studying urban planning. so this is her hometown. so, we fell in love and moved to her city. [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪] >> i was introduced to this part of town while working on a campaign for gavin, who is running for mayor. i was one of the organizers out here and i met the people and i fell in love with them in the neighborhood. so it also was a place in the city that at the time that i could afford to buy a home and i wanted to own my own home. this is where we laid down our roots like many people in this neighborhood and we started our
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family and this is where we are going to be. i mean we are the part of san francisco. it's the two neighborhoods with the most children under the age of 18. everybody likes to talk about how san francisco is not family-friendly, there are not a lot of children and families. we have predominately single family homes. as i said, people move here to buy their first home, maybe with multiple family members or multiple families in the same home and they laid down their roots. [♪♪♪] >> it's different because again, we have little small storefronts. we don't have light industrial space or space where you can build high-rises or large office buildings. so the tech boom will never hit
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our neighborhood in that way when it comes to jobs. >> turkey, cheddar, avocado, lettuce and mayo, and little bit of mustard. that's my usual. >> mike is the owner, born and bred in the neighborhood. he worked in the drugstore forever. he saved his money and opened up his own spot. we're always going to support home grown businesses and he spent generations living in this part of town, focusing on the family, and the vibe is great and people feel at home. it's like a little community gathering spot. >> this is the part of the city with a small town feel. a lot of mom and pop businesses, a lot of family run businesses.
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there is a conversation on whether starbucks would come in. i think there are some people that would embrace that. i think there are others that would prefer that not to be. i think we moved beyond that conversation. i think where we are now, we really want to enhance and embrace and encourage the businesses and small businesses that we have here. in fact, it's more of a mom and pop style business. i think at the end of the day, what we're really trying to do is encourage and embrace the diversity and enhance that diversity of businesses we already have. we're the only supervisor in the city that has a permanent district office. a lot of folks use cafes or use offices or different places, but i want out and was able to raise money and open up a spot that we could pay for.
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i'm very fortunate to have that. >> hi, good to see you. just wanted to say hi, hi to the owner, see how he's doing. everything okay? >> yeah. >> good. >> we spend the entire day in the district so we can talk to constituents and talk to small businesses. we put money in the budget so you guys could be out here. this is like a commercial corridor, so they focus on cleaning the streets and it made a significant impact as you can see. what an improvement it has made to have you guys out here. >> for sure. >> we have a significantly diverse neighborhood and population. so i think that's the richness of the mission and it always has
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been. it's what made me fall in love with this neighborhood and why i >> shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their business in the 49 square files of san francisco. we help san francisco remain unique, successful and right vi. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> i'm one of three owners here in san francisco and we provide mostly live music entertainment and we have food, the type of food that we have a mexican food and it's not a big menu, but we did it with love. like ribeye tacos and
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quesadillas and fries. for latinos, it brings families together and if we can bring that family to your business, you're gold. tonight we have russelling for e community. >> we have a ten-person limb elimination match. we have a full-size ring with barside food and drink. we ended up getting wrestling here with puoillo del mar. we're hope og get families to join us. we've done a drag queen bingo and we're trying to be a diverse kind of club, trying different things. this is a great part of town and there's a bunch of shops, a
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variety of stores and ethnic restaurants. there's a popular little shop that all of the kids like to hang out at. we have a great breakfast spot call brick fast at tiffanies. some of the older businesses are refurbished and newer businesses are coming in and it's exciting. >> we even have our own brewery for fdr, ferment, drink repeat. it's in the san francisco garden district and four beautiful murals. >> it's important to shop local because it's kind of like a circle of life, if you will. we hire local people. local people spend their money at our businesses and those local people will spend their money as well. i hope people shop locally.
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>> my family's starts in mexico in a small town. my parents are from a very, very small town. so small, that my dad's brother is married to one of my mom's sisters. it's that small. a lot of folks from that town are here in the city. like most immigrant families, my parents wanted a better life for us. my dad came out here first. i think i was almost two-years-old when he sent for us. my mom and myself came out here. we moved to san francisco early on. in the mission district and moved out to daily city and bounced back to san francisco. we lived across the street from the ups building. for me, when my earliest memories were the big brown trucks driving up and down the street keeping us awake at night. when i was seven-years-old and i'm in charge of making sure we
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get on the bus on time to get to school. i have to make sure that we do our homework. it's a lot of responsibility for a kid. the weekends were always for family. we used to get together and whether we used to go watch a movie at the new mission theater and then afterwards going to kentucky fried chicken. that was big for us. we get kentucky fried chicken on sunday. whoa! go crazy! so for me, home is having something where you are all together. whether it's just together for dinner or whether it's together for breakfast or sharing a special moment at the holidays. whether it's thanksgiving or christmas or birthdays. that is home. being so close to berkley and oakland and san francisco, there's a line. here you don't see a line. even though you see someone that's different from you, they're equal.
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you've always seen that. a rainbow of colors, a ryan bow of personalities. when you think about it you are supposed to be protecting the kids. they have dreams. they have aspirations. they have goals. and you are take that away from them. right now, the price is a hard fight. they're determined. i mean, these kids, you have to applaud them. their heart is in the right place. there's hope. i mean, out here with the things changing everyday, you just hope the next administration makes a change that makes things right. right now there's a lot of changes on a lot of different levels. the only thing you hope for is for the future of these young kids and young folks that are getting into politics to make the right move and for the folks who can't speak. >> dy mind motion. >> even though we have a lot of fighters, there's a lot of voice less folks and their voiceless because they're scared.
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. >> the san francisco carbon fund was started in 2009. it's basically legislation that was passed by the board of supervisors and the mayor's office for the city of san francisco. they passed legislation that said okay, 13% of the cost of the city air travel is going to go into a fund and we're going to use the money in that fund to do local projects that are going to mitigate and sequester greenhouse gas emission. the grants that we're giving, they're anywhere from 15,000 to, say, $80,000 for a two year grant. i'm shawn rosenmoss.
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i'm the development of community partnerships and carbon fund for the san francisco department of environment. we have an advisory committee that meets once or twice a year to talk about, okay, what are we going to fund? because we want to look at things like equity and innovative projects. >> i heard about the carbon fund because i used to work for the department of environment. i'm a school education team. my name is marcus major. i'm a founding member of climate action now. we started in 2011. our main goal it to remove carbon in the public right-of-way on sidewalks to build educational gardens that teach people with climate change. >> if it's a greening grant, 75% of the grant has to go for greening. it has to go for planting trees, it has to go for greening up the pavement,
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because again, this is about permanent carbon savings. >> the dinosaur vegetable gardens was chosen because the garden was covered in is afault since 1932. it was the seed funding for this whole project. the whole garden,ible was about 84,000 square feet, and our project, we removed 3,126 square feet of cement. >> we usually issue a greening rft every other year, and that's for projects that are going to dig up pavement, plant trees, community garden, school garden. >> we were awarded $43,000 for this project. the produce that's grown here is consumed all right at large by the school community. in this garden we're growing all kinds of organic vegetables from lettuce, and artichokes.
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we'll be planting apples and loquats, all kinds of great fruit and veggies. >> the first project was the dipatch biodiesel producing facility. the reason for that is a lot of people in san francisco have diesel cars that they were operating on biodiesel, and they were having to go over to berkeley. we kind of the dog batch preferentials in the difference between diesel and biodiesel. one of the gardens i love is the pomeroy rec center. >> pomeroy has its roots back to 1952. my name is david, and i'm the chamber and ceo of the pomeroy
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rehabilitation and recreation center. we were a center for people with intellectual and development cal disabilities in san francisco san francisco. we also have a program for individuals that have acquired brain injury or traumatic brain injury, and we also have one of the larger after school programs for children with special needs that serves the public school system. the sf carbon fund for us has been the launching pad for an entire program here at the pomeroy center. we received about $15,000. the money was really designed to help us improve our garden by buying plants and material and also some infrastructure like a drip system for plants. we have wine barrels that we repurposed to collect rain water. we actually had removed over
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1,000 square feet of concrete so that we could expand the garden. this is where our participants, they come to learn about gardening. they learn about our work in the greenhouse. we have plants that we actually harvest, and eggs from our chickens that we take up and use in cooking classes so that our participants learn as much as anybody else where food comes from. we have two kitchens here at the pomeroy center. one is more of a commercial kitchen and one is more setup like a home kitchen would be, and in the home kitchen, we do a lot of cooking classes, how to make lasagna, how to comsome eggs, so this grant that we received has tremendous value, not only for our center, for our participants, but the entire community. >> the thing about climate, climate overlaps with everything, and so when we start looking at how we're
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going to solve climate programs, we solve a lot of other problems, too. this is a radical project, and to be a part of it has been a real honor and a privilege to work with those administrators with the sf carbon fund at the department of environment. >> san francisco carbon grant to -- for us, opened the door to a new -- a new world that we didn't really have before; that the result is this beautiful garden. >> when you look at the community gardens we planted in schools and in neighborhoods, how many thousands of people now have a fabulous place to walk around and feel safe going outside and are growing their own food. that's a huge impact, and we're just going to keep rolling that out and keep rolling that
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. >> 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
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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.
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>> 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
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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.
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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
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>> so i want to tell you where this book came from human resources i'm come to think that books maybe all books but certainly my book here as you know, the russian doll on the outside and smaller and smaller all down to the tiny one each the layers is some stage of development some are smashed together one it distinguish and they can be inspected this novel there's no exaggeration this is the honestly truth you can trace it back this novel began with a single tweet not even my own tweet i stole it i was scrolling through the tweets and a friend
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of mine who was at that time, a study in the uc go several hours ahead nighttime she was tweeted and it assailed the following just a read a sign as a 24 book shop my disappoint is beyond words i misread it it made me think about clement street about twenty-four hour bookstores you know green apple books is there and it's late for a san francisco bookstores i was close to green apple and wonder a glock block thinking about a 24 hour bookstores i should change my story from now on i'm going
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to say the whole story formed in my mind by, of course, that's not the case. instead i made a very good decision in retrospect if there's other writers in the room or maybe you know writers you you know that writer is never without a notebook or at least a pen in the back cover of your seat you're also capture the names of streets or scraps of conversations or welder things so i wrote it down and copied down the tweet and forgot about it. on the next one is probably a little bit more interesting i decided i was going to write short stories again, i should
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establish i was a fiction writer it meant i thought about that a lot and read a lot of fiction and sort of hunted the shortfalls at green apple and could have at the time, the paperback i thought i can do that. the truth say, i couldn't i didn't have the muscle i recognized this at the time i of the going to cross train and build those writing muscles ulcer up this was through short stories writing short stories i could finish that in a weekend and have that carry me to the end and hopefully it will come interesting. it's one of the very first stories i sat down and wrote in my apartment on clement street well, i should start at the beginning i sat down didn't know when i wanted to write i only
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wanted a short story and transcribed all the things i had and this is of the the notion of a twenty-four hour bookstore and something happened it seems like obviously, something interesting would happen interesting in a twenty-four hour bookstores in san francisco obviously a young narrator i would have someone stumble in and that would be more miss trespasser and all that thing in the first draft. i collected e completed that in the weekend have any of you read it so it is available it's sort goes up in the assume way oh,
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san francisco a miss trespasser bookstores are here and cracks the code at the end it's not adopt a long story. the important thing i finished it; right? it's one of the first short stories i've finished i got feedback on i had a rating group from accountability aspiring fiction writers we were going to have a draft on another i did not send it to a publish or agency any of the things that people have done with short stories for the last 50 or one hundred years i did what was entirely natural i posted it on a website it was still new it is more familiar but under 2009 it was a new
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thing that you had self-published our own work you can only about find f a cover and set a price mine was $0.99. so that's the next little, you know, shell in this story. it goes without saying i didn't make my future that year selling copies of the short story for a small price but people that know publishing or know the industry i want to be clear. that year, i would estimate i sold one thus digital copies of these that story maybe that was over the course 9 or 10 months $0.99 each.
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now in the context of this small project you sell a thousand would be considered a failure for me, the fact i did it i wanted to were they write the story was reaching people that was magic. that was incredible. so hastened by that and feeling my writing muscles were getting bigger and i wrote more shires and post them in the same way and the next fall i took the nektsz step the next level of complexity that was to write this dark mystery it was fun and had humor and stuck with that whackness in this i published a site called kick start if you
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haven't heard that that. it's not obviously the culture level that amazon and the continual have for those of you who have not heard it is a site that allows anyone to propose a creative project you budget to it you need $10,000 or raise $9,000 to perspective the book and people what pay that front they believe in the vision and all in all i had about a thousand people e people on line. once again in the altercation of publishing i printed one thousand not so great not even worth doug doing it robert savings and loan wanting to get better it was a huge success i would have the resources and the
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time eventually the money and time to sit and print it on paper and send it out. from there the story gets more traditionally because of this project i met traditionally book agencies one of them was the obvious fit we had the same ideas about fiction and the opportunity she liked what i wrote she said the first story you published in the twenty-four hour bookstore it was really good have to considered a bigger story and as soon as she said it i said there definitely see so this is a story you've heard i spent the next year struggling open a draft of my first full
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length novel it starred with a seed and much more accomplished but i take great pain to sketch out the earlier steps i feel like sometimes actually people into go through a process they want to strub u scrub that away i've also been a successful writer and, of course, i am here i don't feel that way i don't think i ever will those steps along the way were hard but the fact i've used tools that were not available to sprirp writers 5 or tens year ago. the fact i could do that through any own steam and waiting and hopefully hoping that some great god of future with smile on me. i was agriculture to do that.
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this is sloan's theory of 21st century creativity. this actually didn't show 31 my process. if you imagine there's this graph here any other economic majors in the room not even one. one economic major important minimal a grateful with who accesss this access is effort. when i say effort i really mean me at my kitchen table putting in the time working on a extort story laboring on this draft of a full length novel the creative work you have to put into that. the access is a little bit
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fuzzier i think you'll get it it this the reward when i say reward i mean money because you do want to get paid at some point. you have to have the validation but it's also like just emotional reward. it's a whole cocktail of things feeling like your work is not just falling down the well, and you never hear the splash all the effort you're spending is generating something your reward the reasons a whole basket of reasons the reasons they want to play the flute or write extort stories. i can see the hispanic of the
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writing career for a a long time you without expectation this is how it looked like. you work and work and work and work and you work this is the writer at her desk toiling and laboring and finishing a draft of a whole novel thinking it's junk and throwing it in the drawer you work and work and work and then your break; right? you send it to an editor and she loves it and says this is awesome this is going to be a best seller the editor agrees and you get it published and you get a big bum of reward this means money some kind of advance some money involved with buoy think more than you see your book on a shelf of a library or
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start to get e-mails or a book club selects it and then lots of things i mean, you, feel like i wrote my book and return to what you're doing and jump up again and write the hunger games and goes up straight forever the point is this initial leap that's the key for any writer that's expectations by the things we've grown up and looked there is, however, another shape that leap is what delivered the
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book to us the shape is like this. work and work and work and work and work and work and work and you work and work and work and you give up or die. (laughter) chrs pretty depressing i'm argue what happened in a few of those cases there was some justice to that you, you know, if you inspected that work along the way as an objective reader you might say that might have not deserved an audience there's one person bringing up the case someone truly terrible in almost all the cases that was bad luck they didn't mail it to the right
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person but at the time that tell her was at the top of the pile maybe that person was ill and thruway threw it in the trash can it's a fin i didn't human process that has evolved and gets people up but it's my strong belief we've maybe thrown out good transcripts they might have been effective for thousands or dozens that's enough for a manipulative for a piece of writing to are whorled >> good news to balance this dpeps life i think as 2014 maybe
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the last 5 or 10 years there's a new shape or career path to take i think this is the one mines taking it looks like f this you work and work and work and then you get a little bit of reward because i published our short story it's not all this no book clubs are selecting it libraries have not heard of yet it's fuel a little bit of positive reward enough to keep you working and you work a little bit more and get more reward you self-publish a book additionally it reaches one thousand people so you work and work and work some more and get an agent. this is the shape that is interesting and exciting one is
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the simple fact even if i know or building this moment was waiting in the far distance i don't know if i'd have the encumbrance to make it sometimes? a long, long journey and for a certain person with a certain temperament i think there are people who have wonderful books they might decide to do something else to start getting positive feedback means it's important maybe we're weaker hearted we tried but it doesn't mean our books are worth less that symone thing is give a path to those people. i know it's easy to over look is now those plat to see along the
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way the truth is you don't have to go all the way to the top you can stop and find yourself in a comfortable spot like the continual store online there's a lot of people that are here and again, they're not in the libraries their noted on best seller lists but maybe they write a new charter chapter in mayor mysteries of pirates and librarians maybe they release their books and people golf ball it up and it buys a few fancy dinners maybe they'll found a great place to perch that wasn't
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available before you had to be here or there. i rails that's extremely nerd enterprise i hope it makes sense to some of you. that's how i think about things the reason i tell people about it is because i guess this is where i'll prescrip active this old path is really hard we glamourous it in our biopic versions they're also like super can do and drunk and those are not the lives i want not a lot of people want it's not a great life but this path the one with the steps along the what you can be healthier more positive and i think still produce tremendous
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results there's no accepts it is restrictive to a light sense this can be scaffold for more work. so the prescription active part if there's anyone in the room that's working only fiction or any kind of art or dreamed of doing it are thinks about it i want to make sure you know i don't have to be a champion policy vaulter you can take the stairs ii encourage you if it weren't for the stairs i wouldn't be here that's where in book the twenty-four hour came from you're looking at the hard shell and there's the hard smaller works all bundled up in
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here i found lovely even though we ended up with. this is beat up but the real wonderful glowing book cover thas p.s. that has a characteristics of a wonderful thing but if not nor amazon and kick start and tweeting i wouldn't have ended up with that great suit of armor so with that, i'm close thank you very much for your attention (clapping) and i'll be happy to take questions we have a good chunk of time >> i was wording if you starting on a school to the book
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and i have no school plans but there's a short prequill to the book it's actually sort of it comes full circle it is digital only in all ebook stories for loan in the platform it's called ajax 1969 and it is stories about san francisco in the year 1969 tells a tail about a gentleman why he came to the city and decided to stay that's the story in a different direction. as far as i know the story is over. i thought it was over as i read the last two packages i still think it's over, of course, when i wrote the short story never say never. >> i've been two leases to checks are there 0 with boats
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along the bart lines. >> i guess it's not too much of a spoiler i mention those boats in san francisco history beautifies are will recognize this people in the gold rush built their own ships and apparently the ships docks both the passengers and the cruise abandoned them like running for the fields and it is a true historical fact the ships became a strange establishment like ins and dry good stores and all sort of thing there weren't any bookstores but in the san francisco that is kind of greenhouse over them in the bay and in some great construction projects they'll building a new building they'll find an old
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ship that came years ago. >> why a glow in the dark book cover. >> did everyone know that the book covers glow in the dark. i think that's a good answer it has more to do maybe it's 80 periods of time whimcy but why make a books jacket glow in the dark in 2014 i think this is in my opinion they're doing they're wonderful design they've figured where to get glow in the dark go ink but in the issues of 2014 printed books have a huge brace place, however, i do think given the additional of e books printed books have to upgrade their gain it didn't have to be a printed book only paper but they have to take advantage
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they're real material and can do negligence a material world it didn't have to be a glow in the dark cover i've seen books in the spine it can be a crazy cover that's furry or narrators a million things to do but this was our something our way of saying this is right it's a physical obtain. >> is the cover design a code (laughter). >> if it was a code what i really it a number of people have asked the question it's possible that the core relay the jacket designer entered a code and didn't tell me i - only about two moogdz i sat down with the book and sort of counted oh,
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there's been a code on my own book i couldn't find one i did the alphabetical code if it's there they've 234e7b8gd to tell me. if there are any more questions out there >> how did you come up with a pulses to decode it. >> that's a great question. i thought about them quite a bit and decided early on i wanted to make them interesting and plausible to people who like pulses but i also didn't want to have a book if makes no sense i know that people wouldn't be like let me shaenl sharper pen
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my pencil the result is you can read the book kind of understanding there's are puzzles and their solving them but not totally getting it and you get to the end and have a good experience if you want to take an interest there's easter eggs there it's things large and small one code that thrumming to the page i wounded be able to crack if given this book i made it, too hard maybe elaborately hard but all the way down to the things anytime there's a number or name rather than use something arbitrary it's a book about meaningful symbols and carefully chosen words so any through away thing the number on a check the number of dollars itself it it's a where i know
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wing i'll say actually, that's a nice puzzle to close on for most of the people the names have significant values clay she's a needy character and jan even though what is jean even if you good looking if you use the simply engine to look up jean even typography mystery you'll find something interesting a real life typography mystery (clapping) thank you for time and attention for coming out i'll add if you want i'll
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>> you know i've always wanted to do this job that drives my parents crazy we want to help people i wasn't i did not think twice about that. >> i currently work as cadet inform the san francisco sheriff's department i've been surprised 0 work within criminal justice system field i had an opportunity to grow within that career path. >> as i got into the department and through the years of problems and everything else that means a lot i can represent women and in order to make that
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change how people view us as a very important part of the vice president you have topanga you have to the first foot chase through the fight are you cable of getting that person whether large or small into captivity that is the test at times. >> as an agent worked undercover and prevent external and internal loss to the company it was basically like detective work but through the company from that experience and the people that i worked around law enforcement that gave me an action when i came to be a cadet i saw i was exploded to more people and the security he was able to build on that. >> unfortunately, we have a lot of women retire to recruiting
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right now is critical for us we gotten too low faster the percentage of women in the department and us connecting with the community trying to get people to realize this job is definitely for them our community relations group is out attempt all the time. >> in other words, to grow in the fields he capitalized any education and got my bachelors degree so i can current work at city hall i provide security for the front of the building and people are entering entering but within any security or control within the building and checking personal bags is having a awareness of the surrounded. >> there is so month people the brunet of breaking into this career that was every for easier for me had an on the with an
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before he cleared the path for laugh us. >> my people he actually looking at lucid up to poem like he joe and kim and merit made they're on the streets working redondo hard their cable of doing this job and textbook took the time to bring us along. >> women have going after their goals and departments line the san francisco sheriff's department provide a lot of training tools and inspiring you to go into the department. >> they gave me any work ethics she spider me to do whatever he wanted to do and work hard at the intersection. >> if you're going to make change you have to be part of change and becoming law enforcement i wanted to show
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women could do this job it is hard not easy. >> finds something our compassion about and follow roll models and the gets the necessary skeletals to get to that goal with education and sprirmz whatever gets you there. >> if this is what you want to do dream big and actually do what you desire to do and you can go vertebrae far it is a fast job i wouldn't do anything else. >> ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ you. >> well to the epic center are
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you ready for the next earthquake did you know if you're a renter you can get earthquake shushes we'll take to the earthquake authorities hi welcome to another episode i'm the chief resilience officer for san francisco i'm joined by my good friends for the earthquake authority we're at the el cap center for the city and county of san francisco started in 2013 to get the community and talk about the risk we think about earthquake if usual great city you'll see one of the demonstrates we've built the model home and i encourage other episodes we'll be retroactively retrofitting
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and showing you as property owners to employ you work for the california earthquake authority talk about your role and earthquake shirnls up think the viewers want to know if you're a renter or property owner how the insurance issues. >> i'm the chief mitigation officer or c e a a property line funded pubically managed entity that provides earthquake shiners for one to four units and mobile owners to come down and renters throughout the state of california. >> what make the c e a deft. >> we work with 19 participates the insurer that sells you, your homeowner policy you're not obligated to buy it but you can buy a policy. >> am i covered with
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homeowners insurance. >> no california homeowners understand their homeowners insurance doesn't cover earthquake they need a separate policy if you're an shiners you can get the earthquake insurance policy. >> so explain why it is for the c e a is deft if a traditional insurance agency. >> irreverent so in the 80s the state of california passed a law that requires any company that writes the policies to over earthquake insurance the homeowners are not required by commissioner cranshaw can bye there was so much loss they were going to stop writing the insurance policies for earthquakes they wanted to stop a serious insurance policy. >> we're talking about the homeownership's buying the earthquake shiners but 70
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percent are renters what's my opposite. >> the option for renter the earthquake be insurance company is affordable i think people don't realize just exactly what it covers it covers damaged property but loss of use if you have to be under a building they have a quarter main that was broken as well as emergency repair if interests glass breaks in the carpet you need to be in our unit that's whether earthquake is important. >> you're title you're the excessive mitigation officer for the state of california when i think of insurance i don't think about mitigation. >> so as part of public safety mission the c e a started to put aside mitigation loss fund 5 percent of invested income and when i joined the company 34 years ago we had $45 million to make a difference for moving and
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incentivizing and mitigation for california homeowners to structure engineering a unique opportunity to cervical homeowners to help them to mitigate the equivalent. >> whether an owner or renter i want to find more information about earthquake insurance where should i go. >> earthquake not only information about insurance but a calculated figures and as of january lots of deductible and 25 percent if a homeowner mitigate their hope up to 20 percent off their premium as an incentive for the work. >> what does mitigate the home mean. >> strengthen, renovate, retrofit through a home particularly older to earlier codes and you put in adding streamlining maybe collar bolts
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to tie to the foundation or to the wall so it is braced to earthquake can be very, very affordable and really makes a difference. >> thank you very much for being with us i encourage the viewers not only to checkout the earthquake authority but we'll talk about >> when i look at an old neon sign that's working or not working, i feel the family business that was in there. >> since 2009, citywide, sf shines, has supported businesses and sites like the ones that receive new neon signs. >> you know, sf shines is doing
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an amazing job to bring back the lighting and the neon glow of san francisco. >> sf shines is such an amazing program, and i can't think of another program in another city that gives matching gunned funds to store owners, mom and pop owners, and if they've got a neon sign, they've really got a great way to advertise their business. >> this is a continuation of the sf shines program. >> focusing other neon signs is relatively new to us. of the seven neon signs, we've invested about $145,000. >> a good quality sign costs more, but it lasts infinitily longer. as opposed to lasting five
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years, a good neon sign will last 15 to 20 years. >> in san francisco, the majority of neon signs are for mom-and-pop businesses. in order to be able to restore these signs, i think it gives back to your community. >> part of the project has to do with prioritizing certain signs in the neighborhood based on their aesthetics, based on their current signs, and base on the history. in the time that we've been here, we've seen a number of signs restored just on eddy street. >> there are a number of signs in the tenderloin and many more that are waiting or wanting to be restored. i have worked with randall and al, and we've mapped out every single one of them and rated them as to how much work they would need to get restored. that information is passed onto sf shines, and they are going to rank it.
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so if they have x budget for a year, they can say all right, we're going to pick these five, and they're putting together clusters, so they build on top of what's already there. >> a cluster of neon signs is sort of, i guess, like a cluster of grapes. when you see them on a corner or on a block, it lights up the neighborhood and creates an ambient glow. if you havy got two of three of them, you've created an atmosphere that's almost like a movie set. >> some of the hotel, we've already invested in to get those neon signs for people to enjoy at night include the elk hotel, jefferson hotel, the verona, not to mention some we've done in chinatown, as well as the city's portal neighborhood. >> we got the fund to restore it. it took five months, and the
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biggest challenge was it was completely infested with pigeons. once we got it clean, it came out beautiful. >> neon signs are often equated with film noir, and the noir genre as seen through the hollywood lens basically depicted despair and concentration. >> you would go downtown and see the most recent humphrey bogart film filled with neon in the background. and you'd see that on market street, and as market street got seedier and seedier and fewer people continued to go down, that was what happened to all the neon strips of light. >> the film nori might start
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with the light filled with neon signs, and end with a scene with a single neon sign blinking and missing a few letters. >> one of my favorite scenes, orson welles is chasing rita hayworth with neon signs in the background. >> i think what the office of economic and workforce development is very excited with is that we'll be able to see more neon signs in a concentrated way lit up at night for visitors and most especially residents. the first coin laundry, the elm hotel, the western hotel are ones that we want to focus on
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in the year ahead. >> neon signs are so iconic to certain neighborhoods like the hara, like the nightcap. we want to save as many historic and legacy neon signs in san francisco, and so do they. we bring the expertise, and they bring the means to actually get the job done. >> people in tenderloin get really excited as they see the signs relit. as you're driving through the tenderloin or the city, it pretty much tells you something exciting is happening here. >> knee an was created to make the night more friendly and advertise businesses. it's a great way of supporting and helping local businesses. >> there's so many ways to improve public safety. the standard way is having more eyes on the street, but there's other culturally significant ways to do that, and one those ways is lighting up the streets. but what better way and special way to do that is by having
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old, historic neon signs lighting up our streets at night and casting away our shadows. >> when i see things coming back to life, it's like remembering how things were. it's remembering the hotel or the market that went to work seven days a week to raise their money or to provide a service, and it just -- it just -- it just [♪♪♪]
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>> 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
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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
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[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.
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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
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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
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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 cosmopolitan and diverse and makes us the envy of the world. we have these unique neighborhoods with so much cultural presence and learnings, that we want to preserve. [♪♪♪]
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>> when i open up the paper every day i'm just amazed at how many different environmental issues keep popping up. when i think about the planet i want to leave for my children
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and other generation, i think of what contribution i can make on a personal level to the environment. ♪♪♪ clean power sf is san francisco's key way of fighting climate change by renewable energy and offering it to san francisco customers. i'm from the san francisco public utilities commission. the program came about with state wide legislation in 2002 to enable people to take more control over supplies. i first heard of the program when the organization was advocating to launch clean power sf. what i'm most excited about, it's going to bring 100% renewable energy to my home and reinvest into renewable energy
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infrastructure and jobs. i had gone to a lot of street fairs and heard from the staff at the san francisco public utilities commission to sign up for clean power sf even before it launched. >> we learned about clean power sf because our sustainability team is always looking for clean operations. linkedin is the largest online network. there are about 530 million members using our site. in this san francisco office there's about 1400 employees working in roughly 400,000 square feet. >> after signing up for the program we heard about the san francisco program and learned they had commercial rates and signed up for that. i'm the co-owner of the new wheel electric bike shop. we opened this store in 2012 and
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the new wheel sells and services electric bikes. 11 people work here in san francisco and our store is about 2,000 square feet. electric bikes are fantastic for transportation in the city, they're clean and green and you get places faster than any other form of transportation. it amplifies the power, it doesn't replace it. it makes it easier to get places by bicycle and it's so enjoyable and environmentally friendly way to go and more convenient in san francisco. >> clean power sf requires two products, green, 40% renewable and competitively priced with pg and e. for those who want to fight climate change more, 100% renewable at $0.02 per kilawatt.
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>> i decided to go with the super greens, after finding it only to cost about $5 more a month to have super green, that's a no-brainer, i can do that. >> we were pleased that clean power sf offers the super green 100% for commercial entities like ours and residents for the city of san francisco. we were pleased with the package of services for linkedin and now encouraging our employees who have a residence in san francisco to sign on as well. >> clean power sf buys its power from renewable plants that feed the energy directly into the grid. >> there's a commitment to sustainability throughout the entire organization and this clean power opportunity reflects that. >> one of the wind farms we use
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is the shilo wind farm and that is large enough to be able to provide energy for up to 200,000 homes. >> our mission is sustainability, even though our bikes are minimal energy use, it still matters where the energy comes from and part of our mission in sustainability is how we run everything -- run our business. having the lights come on with clean energy is very important. >> the sunset reservoir has solar panels that take up about four city blocks covering the reservoir and the solar power generates energy for city resources and clean power sf for residents participating in the program. >> it was easy to sign up for the program, i went online to and i started getting pieces in the mail letting me know i was going to
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be switched over and it just happened. when i pay my bill, i still go to pg and e and i don't see any difference between now and a year ago. >> sign up online, just have your account number ready and it takes about two minutes and there's nothing to install. no lines are getting connected to your home. all the power goes through the existed power grid. >> we haven't had any problems with the switch over to clean power. >> it's super easy to sign up. our book keeper signed up online, it took about 15 minutes. nothing changed but now we have cleaner energy. >> we see clean power sf as a key strategy to meet renewable energy goal, we have a goal of 50% renewable energy by 2020. currently we have enrolled about 86,000 customers across the city. about 20% of what we hope to serve in the future and in the
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next two years we'll offer service to all san francisco electricity customers. >> an easy way to align your environmental responsibilities and goals around climate change and it's so easy that it's hard to not want to do it and it doesn't really add anything to the bill. >> joining clean power sf is one of the easiest ways to fight climate change, receiving cleaner energy at low and stable rates, you're helping to support a not for profit that helps influence the energy grid and produce more production. >> i would encourage any business to seriously convert to the clean sf service. it's good for environment, business and the community. >> you can sign up online our call and the great thing is, you'll have the peace of mind that you're doing your part in your household to help the environment.
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♪♪♪ adjourned. >> shop & dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their shop & dine in the 49 with within the 49 square miles of san francisco by supporting local services within the neighborhood we help san francisco remain unique successful and vibrant so where will you shop & dine in the 49 my name is jim woods i'm the founder of woods beer company and the proprietor of woods copy k open 2 henry adams what makes
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us unique is that we're reintegrated brooeg the beer and serving that cross the table people are sitting next to the xurpz drinking alongside we're having a lot of ingredient that get there's a lot to do the district of retail shop having that really close connection with the consumer allows us to do exciting things we decided to come to treasure island because we saw it as an amazing opportunity can't be beat the views and real estate that great county starting to develop on treasure island like minded business owners with last week products and want to get on the ground floor a no-brainer for us when you you, you buying local goods made locally our supporting small business those are not created an, an sprinkle scale with all the machines and
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one person procreating them people are making them by hand as a result more interesting and can't get that of minor or anywhere else and san francisco a hot bed for local manufacturing in support that is what keeps your city vibrant we'll make a compelling place to live and visit i think that local business is the lifeblood of san francisco and a vibrant community
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>> ever wonder about programs the city it working think to make san francisco the best place to work and will we bring shine to the programs and the people making them happen join us inside that edition of what's next sf sprech of market street between 6th is having a cinderella movement with the office of economic workforce development is it's fairy godmother
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telegraph hill engaged in the program and providing the reason to pass through the corridor and better reason to stay office of economic workforce development work to support the economic vital of all of san francisco we have 3 distinctions workforce and neighborhood investment i work in the tenderloin that has been the focus resulting in tax chgsz and 9 arts group totally around 2 hundred thousand square feet of office space as fits great as it's moved forward it is some of the place businesses engaged for the people that have living there for a long time and people that are coming into to work in the the item you have before you companies and the affordable housing in general people want a safe
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and clean community they see did changed coming is excited for every. >> oewd proits provides permits progress resulting in the growth of mid businesses hocking beggar has doubled in size. >> when we were just getting started we were a new business people never saturday a small business owner and been in the bike industry a long needed help in finding at space and sxug the that is a oewd and others agencies were a huge helped walked us through the process we couldn't have done it without you this is sloped to be your grand boulevard if so typically a way to get one way to the other it is supposed to be a beautiful boulevard and fellowship it is started to look
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like that. >> we have one goal that was the night to the neighborhood while the bigger project of developments as underway and also to bring bring a sense of community back to the neighborhood. >> we wanted to use the says that a a gathering space for people to have experience whether watching movies or a yoga or coming to lecture. >> that sb caliber shift on the street is awarding walking down the street and seeing people sitting outside address this building has been vacate and seeing this change is inspiringing. >> we've created a space where people walk in and have fun and it is great that as changed the
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neighborhood. >> oewd is oak on aortas a driver for san francisco. >> we've got to 23ri7b9 market and sun setting piano and it was on the street we've seen companies we say used to have to accompanying come out and recruit now they're coming to us. >> today, we learned about the office of economic workforce development and it's effort to foster community and make the buyer market street corridor something that be proud of thanks to much for watching and tune in next time for
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>> clerk: and the time is 5:01. this meeting is being held by webex pursuant to the mayor's and governor's declaring of a local emergency. during the covid emergency, the fire commission's regular meeting room is closed, and meetings of the fire commission will be held remotely. to enter public comment, dial