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>> chair haney: this meeting
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will come to order. this is the november 3rd, 2021, budget and finance committee. i'm matt haney, joined by supervisor safai and gordon mar. i want to thank sfgovtv for broadcasting the meeting. >> the minutes will reflect that committee members participated through video conference to the same extent as physically present. city services essential and invite public participation in the following ways. public comment is available on each item on this agenda, either channel 26, 78, 99. and sfgovtv is streaming. each speaker will be allowed two minutes to speak. available by calling 1-415-655-0001.
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meeting i.d., 2491 382 3145 then press the symbol pound twice. when connected, you'll hear the meeting discussions, but you'll be muted. when the item of interest comes up, dial star 3. best practices are to call from a quiet location, speak clearly and slowly and turn down your television, radio or streaming device. alternatively, you may submit public comment in either of the following ways. e-mail myself, the budget and finance committee clerk. if you submit public comment by e-mail, it will be forwarded to the supervisors and included as part of the official file. written comments may be sent by u.s. postal service to city hall. that's 1 carlton goodlett place, room 244, san francisco,
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california, 94102. and finally, items acted upon today are expected to appear on the board of supervisors agenda november 9th unless otherwise stated. that concludes my announcements. >> chair haney: great. thank you. mr. clerk, can you please call item 1. >> item 1, resolution approving the 2021 grant application for the united states department of housing and urban development continuum of care program in an amount not to exceed $59.3 million and fulfilling the board of supervisors review and arrival process for all annual or otherwise recurring grants of $5 million or more. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item, should call 1-415-655-0001. meeting i.d., 2491 382 3145. then press pound twice.
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if you have not already done so, dial star 3 to line up to speak. mr. chair? >> chair haney: thank you. welcome emily cohen from the department of housing. >> good morning, chair haney. supervisor mar, thank you for having me. i'm emily cohen, the deputy director. i have a very brief presentation for you this morning about continuing our carom indication. before you today is a resolution authorizing h.s.h. to apply for funds in u.s. housing and urban development for the 2021 continuum of care competition. the grant amount is $59.3 million with a majority going to
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existing projects. and $5 million in bonus funding for new projects, including 2.4 million in resources for programs for survivors of domestic violence. to put together this application, h.s.h. worked with the homeless coordinating board which is the governing body for the continuum of care. we met to put together the list of projects. the grant focuses largely on housing projects, buildings for permanent supportive housing, providing rapid rehousing. the full list of projects proposed in this application are included in the legislative file. the lhcb approved our list and application during a special meeting on october 25. there is also a letter of support from the lhcb also included in the file.
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and then we're seeking approval today from the board to submit the final application before the hud deadline of november 16. i'm happy it take questions. >> chair haney: thank you. is there a b.l.a. report on the item? >> chair haney, we did not report on this item. >> chair haney: any questions or comments from colleagues? can we go to public comment, please? >> yes, mr. chair, operations is checking to see if there are any callers in the queue. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item, press star 3 now to be added. for those already on hold, continue to wait until the system indicates you've been unmuted and that is your cue to begin your comments. mr. akins? >> mr. clerk, there are no callers in the queue. >> thank you very much. >> chair haney: public comment is now closed. not seeing any other questions
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or comments from colleagues. thank you so much, ms. cohen, for your work on this. i want to make a motion to move item 1 to the full board with a positive recommendation. can we have a roll call vote, please? >> forward the item as recommended, vice chair safai? >> commissioner safai: aye. >> commissioner mar: aye. >> chair haney: aye. we have three ayes. >> chair haney: great. this will go to the full board with positive recommendation, thank you so much, ms. cohen. mr. clerk, can you call item 2? >> item number 2 is a resolution to retroactively approve a contract agreement between health-right 360 and the department of public health for the fiscal intermediary check-writing services in an amount not to exceed $93 million for a contract term of five years from january 1, 2021 through december 31, 2025.
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members of the public who wish to provide public comment, should call 1-415-655-0001. meeting i.d., 2491 382 3145. then press pound twice. if you have not already done so, please dial star 3 to line up to speak. please wait until the system indicates you've been unmuted and begin your comments. >> chair haney: thank you. we have michele ruggels from the department of public health care. >> thank you. good morning, supervisors. michele ruggels from the department of public health. today's item is actually -- and you have -- it's described in the legislation, but we are today actually having an amendment to an existing contract. so it would extend the contract through june 30, 2023, and increase the amount by $36 million, so a total amount of
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$46.7 million. and we originally introduced this item as a new agreement over a year ago. we realized we jumped the gun a bit and have a few more details to finalize with the city attorney and then the pandemic delayed our ability to complete follow-up. so this is a critical contract. we entered into a 7-month contract july 31, 2021 to ensure cash flow would continue. and then, now, ready to go again, we realized there are new requirements for data access. being those are so important, we added those, caused a delay, but that's later today with the retroactive approval of the amendment. while this is a new contract, it's following a solicitation project, because it's following
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a solicitation process it actually had the service. this has been part of d.p.h.'s portfolio for years. the purpose of this contract is to provide fiscal intermediary check-writing services. the primary usage of this contract is to pay for the board and care homes where hundreds of our behavioral health clients live. mostly, these are small mom-and-pop organizations and they're either too small, unable or unwilling to become city contractors. so the total annual funding which is done this year, but it's about $17 million. around $11 million is for the payment of these slots in all these homes across the city. we also have another $900,000 annually for emergency stabilization hotel rooms which we used for a variety of reasons, but to give someone a place to go, leaving the
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hospital sometimes. we pay for reimbursement providers who serve our clients out of counties, the foster care kids we're responsible for, but they don't live in san francisco, they still receive care. so these are the type of checks we had issued. way back when willie brown was mayor, the board and care homes were going to create their own, but that never happened, so we continue to pay this way. 360 is paid a per-check rate, $22. so even though this looks like a huge contract, they receive $50,000 annually in reimbursement for the work they do. we budget $80,000 up to that. i should imagine also that this is what is going on in the city sand this amount of money, there could be a concern about
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ensuring that these funds are all expended appropriately. so, we agree and we have a very robust and multilevel set of checks and balances with different d.p.h. staff involved. just, effect, using the boarding care homes, because that's such a large piece of this contract, the programs enter client's name, usage into a database that is printed monthly, then checked by a program person and then it's also checked by the facility for accuracy. and then those verified client names go to the budget unit and then all the information is checked again. even going back into the database. that invoice goes to h.r.360 for payment to the vendor. when h.r.360 invoices that, we, again, confirm their invoice to us reconciles to the invoices that we gave to them.
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so it's kind of that process in different -- depending on what the scenario is. this is an extremely critical contract to d.p.h. we relied on this ability to be flexible enough to pay for items that we rely on where we don't have other options. so in the period since we originally introduced it, we've spent a couple -- well, we spent time working with the city attorney. you notice that the contract term is shorter. it's june 30, 2025 -- 23. and in that time, what we're going to be working on with the city attorney, over time, as board and care homes have grown, we want to identify if there are any vendors who at this point in time can't stand on their own
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and have sufficient infrastructure and resources to become a city vendor. if that's the case, they'll be pulled out to be standalone city vendors. we're working -- each vendor has a memorandum of agreement created by h.r.360. so we're working on that too, to strengthen and make sure it meets all the city requirements. i'm happy to answer questions. i have my colleague here as well to help. >> chair haney: first, is there a b.l.a. report on the item? >> yes, chair haney. we do have a report. nick menard from the budget legislative office. we're reporting on the amended resolution that the department is providing which would retroactively approve the first amendment to the fiscal intermediary check-writing
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services between the public health and health-right 360 and this extends this from june 2021 to 2023 and increases the amount. under this agreement, health-right 360 provides check-writing services. we showed the actual and proposed $46.8 million spending of the contract on page 4 of our report. the majority of that spending is passed through to providers, though health-right 360 does retain $50,000 for check-writing services based on the number of checks written. we do recommend approval of the resolution and i'm happy to answer any questions. >> chair haney: thank you. supervisor safai?
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>> commissioner safai: thank you, chair haney and ms. ruggels for anticipating a number of the questions we sent over to your office. i'm just looking at the b.l.a. report and, so, you know, i know you highlighted the residential care facilities. you said they're about $11 million out of the annual $17 million so that leaves another $6 million. and i see in the b.l.a. report things like mental health service providers who serve mental health plan members who reside in other counties. wraparound service for mental health clients, including expenses such as housing and food. that makes sense to me. transportation, clothing, vocational training. emergency stabilization housing for homeless clients. i'm sure they fall under mental health. and then the one that jumped out was parent-training institute support through a family
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resource centers? i know many of the family resource centers in our city are vendors and they work with and contract with office of early child care as well as our department of children, youth and family. workforce development training and then other mental health and substance use disorders, it just seems a bit unorthodox. i understand the concept of the intermediary. we would have one large contract. it doesn't feel as though we should be operating in this way. so i'm happy to hear you say that you all will do an internal investigation. i think it's been going on for a long time. to see how many of the people that operate under this model can become direct vendors with the city.
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i also understand as many small businesses, i understand the mom-and-pop, board and care, we don't want to make it any harder for them to operate in san francisco. so if this is ease of flow and they don't have the back office. but i would imagine, as i said, the family resource centers and others, i would imagine they have the ability to. i wanted to give you an opportunity to comment on that. i see in the report, 2300 checks are written annually. i just wanted a little more detail into some of the organizations that are part of this intermediary services that benefit from it besides the board and care. >> actually the parent training institute in this fiscal year, we're going to move it into a
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different contract, but what that is, is it's a program that is funded by many different cities departments and our portion of it funds the parent training institute where we train -- it's a training program for parents to go through. and then we also are doing the evaluation. also, though, there is some money -- if there is an essential support that is intended to reduce a barrier to participation in a parenting course, then they all have contracts. if there is something that they need that is above that comes out of, like, their client's
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participating, then that reimbursement comes from us. but that's the last case. and there is actually a whole approval process for that. but our piece -- and that's why we're moving it out of this. it's less of a -- it is emergent check-writing issues, but because it's more program tick, we're moving it into a different contract. the other types of things, we're using this year's budget, 21-22, almost $500,000 allocated towards private providers that like i mentioned,s we're responsible for san francisco residents and paying for their care. so if a child for example is in foster care and they're placed with a relative and they're not
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in the county, we're responsible to make -- >> those kinds of things make sense to me. but when i see on the list, the boys and girls clubs? for example, of san francisco. i see bridge housing for example. i mean, i see a number of different entities that are already vendors and work with the city. so some of that doesn't make sense to me. san francisco state university. san francisco recreation and park department. public library. parks alliance. it just -- some of these i know already have existing contracts with the city, so it's just -- um -- part of the reason why, i know supervisor haney will -- chair haney will appreciate this -- when we did the audit of all
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the services provided by your department, it took a year and a half for the analysis. when you have one master contract for mental health services and it doesn't shed light in a public way of all the different entities that are a part of it, i just as a legislator and policy maker, i'm trying to understand all the different tentacles of our mental health delivery system. what you said about a foster care in another county, working through these residential care facilities, many of them are mom-and-pop. i know them. many of them make sense to me. all you see is health-right 360. they're just the intermediary. they're just writing checks. so this to me is about bringing things out into the public eye. this, to me, is about oversight.
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this, to me, is about a better understanding of our entire delivery system and why some of these things are still under contract. and it sounds like you all intend to try to get a better grasp on who is being provided services in terms of if it's -- not the who, but if it fits still under this contract and should it be moved to another area? so that was one of my main concerns. and then, you know, just the oversight and responsibility. and we've -- we had a contract at dcyf yesterday that came to the full board that originally was not brought to the budget committee. it was a mistake on their part. city attorney and dcyf are doing a review. this was not brought to us initially because you pulled it back, kept the amount under $10 million and only used $7.5 million and now you're amending the contract to go forward. i'm just trying to shed light
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and to also understand if this delivery system is still the right way given some of the people that are beneficiaries under this contract. so i just wanted to giving you an opportunity to respond to that. >> no, i hear you. and we are looking more at that. the other -- i can't speak to individual random items. if i had more time -- >> yeah, i'm not asking you to -- what they're on. when i see these larger institutions and organizations that i know have the ability to work directly with the city on certain things, but you know, maybe at the end of the day it makes sense based on the service that they're providing on this particular thing to stay. so, i just wanted to provide more scrutiny and understanding. >> the only thing i would add and i can't speak to boys and girls club, one of the category, it's under the training, stipend, training.
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there is a lot of peer training. and there is the wellness activities, so if a wellness activity -- i'm making this up because i'm not sure -- goes to the zoo, then it would pay for that excursion that socializing and helping working with the clients. so that could be part of the client wraparound services which could contribute to the perception of randomness of the items. i think, coming back, what i would do is have this organized into category and then with more description and it would make more sense. but, again, we're using this to keep the funding going and to look more carefully at what is in here and pulling out what we can. but if it's a one-off like a zoo -- not a membership, but an entrance fee -- i'm probably using a bad example, but our
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city contract probably is set up for "x", so a random thing may not fit as part of x. but it does fit within the client wraparound services or stabilization needs that are emergent. but anyway, i hear what you're saying and i think -- i feel like we're in a good place and we're on the right track -- i think we provide the level of scrutiny to hear what you're saying and that's exactly what we'll be doing in this shortened term, strengthen the contract and your concerns. >> supervisor safai: thank you. again, i want to say, i appreciate the fact that this contract exists and i think it's an important part of our delivery and the residential care supports and the support provided to the unhoused and foster care youth is extremely
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important. we certainly want to have ease of flow. money getting directly to support them. thank you, mr. chair. and thank you, ms. ruggels. >> chair haney: thank you, supervisor safai. >> supervisor mar: i had a similar kind of reaction and general question to this item that supervisor safai touched on very well, so i appreciate all of that. and your responses, ms. ruggels. and, yeah, you know, i really see the need for this type of fiscal intermediary and check-writing arrangement with some of the service -- important service providers in our behavioral health system, but also am concerned about the scope of this -- of some of the things included and added layer
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of bureaucracy that could lead to problems. so i appreciate you saying that the department is looking at how to get -- support some of these providers just to help to direct -- to eliminate the need for the fiscal intermediary. i had a question around the residential care facilities since that is a core part of this. and actually, i have a question -- so you said this fiscal intermediary contract arrangement has been around -- the department's had this for a while. it looks like health-right 360 has been the contracted agency in recent years, but were there -- so this contract has existed to are a while, but -- for a
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while, but was it with a different organization? [please stand by] [please stand by]
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>> supervisor mar: and then, did you say you're working with them to create a direct contract arrangement with d.h.r.? >> i didn't mean to interrupt you. over time as entities may have become larger and had the infrastructure, what we're doing is analyzing more and pom with more capacity to become a city vendor, so in that way, we haven't looked at them in the sense of coming out of that
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contract. i haven't counted the number of vendors. there's, like, 500 vendors. >> and there's 46 to 55 vendors that we pay for 500, so -- >> supervisor mar: yeah, so any ways, yeah, thank you for your work on this, so -- yeah. that's all the questions i have, chair haney. >> chair haney: thank you. can we go to public comment on this item? >> clerk: yes.
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chair haney, operations is checking now to see if there are any callers. for those already on hold, press star, three to enter the queue, and for those who have already done so, please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted. operations, do we have any callers in the queue? >> operator: mr. clerk, there are no callers in the queue. >> clerk: mr. chair? >> chair haney: thank you. i think we have some amendments. do we have any comments on those? [indiscernible]. >> chair haney: okay. i want to make a motion to accept those amendments, and can we have a roll call on the motion to accept the amendments, please. >> clerk: on the motion to accept the amendments --
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[roll call] >> clerk: we have three ayes. >> chair haney: great. i now would make a motion to move this item to the full board with a positive recommendation as amended. can we have a roll call vote, please. >> clerk: on the motion to forward as recommended -- [roll call] >> clerk: we have three ayes. >> chair haney: this'll go to the full board with a positive recommendation. and can we please go to item 3, mr. clerk. >> clerk: item 3 is an ordinance retroactively authorizing the department on the status of women to accept
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and expend a grant in the amount of 300,000 through the blue shield of california foundation, and amending ordinance number 166-20, to provide for the addition of one grant funded class 1820 junior administrative analyst position for the period of april 1, 2021 through march 31, 2023. members of the public who wish to provide public comment should dial 415-655-0001 and enter meeting i.d. 2491-382-3145. press pound and pound again, then press star, three to enter the queue and wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted to begin your comments.
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mr. chair? >> chair haney: and we have elise hansel to present the item. >> thank you, chair haney and supervisors. elise hansel [indiscernible] this grant will establish a multisector collaborative to engage new community leaders in the prevention of domestic violence. the city of san francisco is one of six establishments in the state to receive funding. our former grant enables the collaborative to form youth and focus groups in san francisco and job training programs being implemented through young community developers and we're also able to convene representatives through government, education, and the
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media. this grant is highly collaborative and implements four agencies and finally funds one 1820 analyst position. the resolution is retroactive because we announce and introduce the grant as soon as possible, so we're happy to answer any questions you might have about this grant. thank you. >> chair haney: sorry. i was on mute. is there a b.l.a. report on this report? >> chair haney, we did not report on this item. >> chair haney: obviously, a great meeting and an important
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thing, and we just had a hearing on domestic violence and safety in the committee last week. why don't we open this for public comment? >> clerk: yes, chair haney. operations is checking to see if there are any callers in the queue. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item, please dial star, three now. for those already in the queue, please wait until your line has been unmuted. operations, is there any callers in the queue? >> operator: mr. clerk, there are no callers in the queue. >> clerk: thank you. mr. chair? >> chair haney: public comment is closed, and i make a motion to move the item to the full board with a positive recommendation. roll call vote, please. [roll call] >> clerk: we have three ayes.
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>> chair haney: thank you. mr. clerk, can you please call item 4? >> clerk: item 4 is a resolution authorizing the office of contract administration to enter into a sixth modification to the contract between the city and county of san francisco and m.s.c. industrial supply company,, inc. , for the purchase of industrial supplies for city departments, increasing the contract amount by $5.8 million a total contract amount not to exceed 15.7 million and extending the term by one year and two months for a total term of may 1, 2017 through june 30, 2023. members of the public who wish to provide public comment may do so by calling 415-655-0001, entering meeting i.d.
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2491-382-3145, then press pound and pound again. press star, three to enter the queue. mr. chair? >> chair haney: thank you. and i have someone here to present this item. >> thank you. good morning, supervisors. i have a very brief presentation on this item. one second. so term contract 74103 is for industrial supplies. it's with m.s.c. supply company. this contract was awarded in 2017 for an initial term
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9.9 million. the contract does name specific manufacturers and product types, and the discount offered varies for each, from about 5% to 45%. the contract has subsequently been amended five times, to a not to exceed amount of 9.9 million and an end date of april 2022. the average monthly spend is about 190,000 per month, which is 1.9 million per year, and the items usually purchased on this is floor jacks, plumbing tools, and maintenance
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supplies. you can see the cost substantially increased during covid, and as of today, the total spend on the contract is $9.8 million, and we expect the contract balance to be depleted within the next couple of weeks. as such, m.s.c. is asking for an amendment to this contract to meet the city's business needs. the total amendment will extend the contract to an end date of april 30, 2023. thank you. >> chair haney: thank you. we hear the b.l.a. report, please? >> yes. thank you, chair haney. this proposed resolution authorizes the office of
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contract administration to enter the sixth contract modification with m.s.c. supply company, incorporated, which supplies industrial supplies for city departments. the modification increases the contract amount by $5.8 million and extends the term from april 2022 to june 2023. although the contract term is extended, o.c.a. projects that the -- the con contract term is through april 2022, the existing contract amount will be depleted in the next couple weeks, and so the requested increase is intended to provide contract spending authority through june 2023 or for 20 months of remaining contract term as $290,000 a month. as we show on page 8 of our
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report, looking at the past spending in fiscal years, it was about $190,000 amount, so we anticipate spending in the remaining contract including contingency would be 4.8 million, so we therefore recommended a reduction in the contract from 15.7 to $14.3 million and recommend approval of the contract as amended. happy to answer any questions. >> chair haney: thank you. before we do that, i think everyone's aware i'm going to pass it over to vice chair safai, who's going to chair the rest of the meeting and welcome supervisor stefani, who's going to sit in for me there. mr. clerk, can you do that
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without me? >> clerk: we can do that without you, so we may as well take the motion to excuse chair haney now. >> supervisor safai: i'd like to make a motion to excuse chair haney, supervisor haney, from the rest of the meeting. >> clerk: okay. on the motion to excuse chair haney from the remainder of the meeting -- [roll call] >> clerk: we have three ayes. >> chair haney: great. thank you. >> supervisor safai: thank you. >> okay. now back to this item, mr. chair, have we had public comment yet? >> clerk: not yet, mr. vice
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chair. >> supervisor safai: can we have public comment, please? >> clerk: sure. members of the public who wish to provide public comment, please press star, three now. for those who have already done so, wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted. operations, are there any callers in the queue? >> operator: mr. clerk, there are no callers in the queue. >> clerk: mr. chair? >> supervisor safai: okay. unless you have any questions, supervisor mar, i'd like to make a motion. supervisor stefani? so i'd like to make a motion to send this item to the full board. roll call, please. >> clerk: mr. vice chair, we need a motion to accept the amendments. >> supervisor safai: motion to accept the amendments as stated by the b.l.a.
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>> clerk: on the amendment -- [roll call] >> clerk: we have three ayes. >> supervisor safai: great. and now, a motion to send this item to the full board with a positive recommendation. >> clerk: as amended? >> supervisor safai: yes. >> clerk: on the motion to send to the full board as amended -- [roll call] >> clerk: we have three ayes. >> supervisor safai: great. please call the next item, mr. chair. >> clerk: item number 3 is a resolution authorizing the office of contract administration to enter into a fifth amendment to the contract between the city and county and
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buckles smith electric company for the purchase of electrical supplies and fixtures for city departments, increasing the contract amount by 5.4 million for a total not to exceed amount of 15.3 million and extending the term by one year from june 30, 2022 for a total contract duration of six years of july 5, 2017 through june 30, 2023. members of the public who wish
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to provide public comment can call 415-655-0001, meeting i.d. 2491-382-3145 then press pound and pound again. mr. vice chair? >> supervisor safai: and i believe we have [indiscernible] here to present the item. >> yes. as i just said, [indiscernible] here to present the item. i have a brief presentation for you. this item was for 5 million initially and an initial term of three years. the contract is also a catalog contract, so the pricing to the city is based on specified percentage discounts, on this contract, the discounts offered vary from 50% to 90%. the contract passed and subsequently amended four times
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for a not to exceed amount of $9.9 million and expiring april 30, 2022. this is heavily used by our city departments with an average spend of $175,000 per month, and the items purchased on this contract include such things as electrical wires and cables, conduits, lamps, and fixtures, and electrical controls. as of today, the total spend on this contract is $11.9 million, and we expect the contract amount to be depleted in the next month or so. we are now requesting your approval for an amendment to the contract to meet the city's business needs. this amendment will extend the duration by one year to an end date of june 30, 2023, and we also, for this agreement, agree with the budget and legislative analyst's recommendation to extend the not to exceed amount
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commensurate with expected usage. >> supervisor safai: great. thank you. can we have the b.l.a. report on this item? >> thank you. the office of contract administration recommends to enter into the fifth extension between the city and county with buckles smith and extends the contract through june 30, 2023. although the contract ends in june 2022, o.c.a. is projecting that the spending authority on this contract will be depleted in the next couple of weeks, and so the 5.5 million is
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expected to cover the next 20 months of spending. as we show on page 12 of our report, the average actual monthly spending over the past two fiscal years is $175,000, so we used this figure, and we project remaining spending on the contract will be 4.4 million rather than 5.4 million, so we recommended a reduction from 15.3 million to 13.9 million as shown in our report, and recommend the resolution as amended. happy to answer any questions. >> supervisor safai: thank you, mr. menard. mr. clerk, any members of the public wish to comment on this item? >> clerk: thank you, mr. vice chair. operations is checking to see if there are any callers in the queue.
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members of the public, please press star, three to enter the queue. members of the public who have already done so, please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted. operations, are there any callers? >> clerk: mr. clerk, there are no callers. >> clerk: mr. vice chair? >> supervisor safai: thank you. public comment is closed. i'd like to make a motion to accept the amendments as proposed. roll call vote. >> clerk: on that motion as proposed -- [roll call] >> clerk: we have three ayes. >> supervisor safai: thank you. and now i'd like to make a motion to send this to the full board with a positive recommendation. >> clerk: to forward to the full board as amended -- [roll call]
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>> clerk: we have three ayes. >> supervisor safai: great. thank you, miss curella. mr. clerk, please call the next item. >> clerk: yes. item 6 is an item -- actually, hold on. that might be -- >> supervisor safai: actually, there's no retroactive. >> clerk: i'm sorry. one second. >> supervisor safai: that's okay. take your time. >> clerk: item 6 is an ordinance authorizing the municipal transportation agency to set parking indicates at the kezar stadium parking lot and golden gate park underground parking facility in accordance with park code provisions that authorize sfmta rate setting on
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park property, making conforming edits to the park code, increasing parking rates for berth holders at the ma reason asmall craft harbor, and affirming the planning department's determination under ceqa -- marina small craft harbor, and affirming the planning department's determination under ceqa. members of the public who wish to provide public comment, dial 415-655-0001, meeting i.d. 2491-382-3145, then press pound and pound again. mr. vice chair? >> supervisor safai: thank you. we have supervisor peskin
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joining us and supervisor mar who wish to make some comments on this item today, so thank you for joining us today. supervisor peskin? >> supervisor peskin: thank you, mr. vice chair. i have amendments to supervisor safai just referred to that are before you. a couple of those are good suggestions by the city attorney and covered in the legislative digest, specifically clarifying that the park patrol has the authority to enforce the park code and issue citations.
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that is something that a deputy city attorney remembered that former city attorney buck delventhal thought should be clarified, a couple of pieces of cleanup. what it also does and i mentioned at the full board is insofar as this cedes board of supervisors authority to the m.t.a. on park property, it does require that once the m.t.a. -- or when the m.t.a. sets forth their dynamic pricing model, that that would be approved by the board of supervisors in the future. so that is the sum and substance of the amendments before you. i understand and i believe that
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supervisor chan has voiced her support for the amendments, and if not, i would ask that you would adopt those amendments and send them to the full board. >> supervisor safai: thank you, supervisor, for calling out those amendments. since we received them just in the last half hour, can you just point out where they are? >> supervisor peskin: yes. on page 3, starting at line 1, the language that the board of supervisors requests that the m.t.a. and rec and park provide further information regarding how the rates shall be set. rate setting shall commence after the board has adopted a resolution finding that the park rates comply with the resolution requirements -- >> supervisor safai: and that has to do with the dynamic part
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that you're referring to, the dynamic rate setting? >> supervisor peskin: correct, and the rates are currently set forth on page 5 and 6. >> supervisor safai: great. got it, hourly parking rates. got it. okay. and then, the other part that you have? >> supervisor peskin: the other stuff that i referred to is section 10.01 on page number 5, which clarifies that the park patrol has the authority to issue citations and the additional language that i referenced is one moment, please -- >> supervisor safai: i think it was right under the last section that you just read before, about nothing that precedes the lease dated -- or
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was that already in there? >> supervisor peskin: i think that was already in there is my recollection. >> supervisor safai: okay. got it. >> supervisor peskin: that happened along the way of this torturous legislation got -- as the deputy city attorney got involved. >> this is the deputy city attorney. the language you are speaking of is at the bottom of page 4. >> supervisor safai: that was the amendment itself, the otherwise a, and then, it goes into section 6.0 c, d, e, f,
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and g. >> supervisor peskin: and mr. acting chair, i want to thank the deputy city attorney for his drafting work and ask if there's anything that i failed to mention? >> supervisor safai: yes. >> no, i think that's as you laid out today. [indiscernible]. >> supervisor safai: got it, and the hourly rates -- >> supervisor peskin: sorry. that's what the committee recommended and are unchanged. >> supervisor safai: got it, and then, the golden gate concourse is also referenced in there, as well. >> supervisor safai: each weekday for $5 an hour. got it.
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okay. any members of the committee have any questions for supervisor peskin or comments? deputy city attorney pearson, do you have anything you would like to add? >> ms. pearson: i do. under the charter, the board may not amend an ordinance that's been introduced by the mayor to advise or consent decree, but i understand there's someone from the mayor's office here to speak to that, and you can presume that they're on board with that. >> supervisor safai: just because you said it so quickly, i want to read it back so the public gets it, the amendment affects fees proposed by the mayor. the board cannot, without the mayor's consent, change any fees that have been proposed by the mayor. is that what you just said?
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>> ms. pearson: under the charter, the mayor may [indiscernible] and when the mayor does that, the board may reject or approve the legislation. the amendment here addresses both sections, so to the extent that the board wants to amend the consent [indiscernible]. >> supervisor safai: okay. got it. and mr. clerk, is there someone -- there she is. the mayor's budget director. would you like to provide comment and provide the mayor's consent? >> yes. ashley [indiscernible], the mayor's budget director.
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the mayor does approve of the amendments and approves of the matter moving forward today. >> supervisor safai: okay. great. is supervisor chan here, supervisor chan or anyone from her office? okay. doesn't look that way. why don't we first make a motion -- i'll make a motion to accept the amendment as read in the record by supervisor peskin. mr. clerk? >> clerk: ahead of that, mr. vice chair, we should take public comment. >> supervisor safai: can we just do the amendments first and just do public comment, please? >> clerk: unfortunately not. >> supervisor safai: okay. >> supervisor mar: before we go to public comment, can i make a
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couple of comments? >> supervisor safai: yes, supervisor mar, please. >> supervisor mar: yes, i want to thank supervisor peskin for the amendment to maintain some board oversight over the rate setting and also to clarify and strengthen penalties, but i guess i just had a question around just the timeline and more the process for rec and park to come up with new rates, yeah, particularly at the golden gate park garage because this obviously is connected to the discussion and decision making that's coming up around what to do with the car free j.f.k. drive and situation in the pandemic. and i'm fully supportive of supervisor chan's stated goal
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of reduced or even waved parking fees for the folks who would be most impacted by a car free j.f.k. drive, but i just want to understand the timeline and process for coming up with the new rates that would hopefully include fee waivers or parking fee waivers for people that need access. and i don't know -- it looks like nobody from rec and park is really here, right, to answer that question. >> supervisor safai: there's 24 people on the call, so we may or may not have someone from rec and park. mr. clerk, is there anyone here from rec and park here today? >> clerk: mr. chair, i don't see anyone from rec park, nor did we receive a request from
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them. >> supervisor safai: okay. deputy city attorney pearson, are these amendments substantive? >> ms. pearson: yes, they are. >> supervisor safai: okay. so because they are substantive, this item will automatically be continued one week, so supervisor mar, we can have someone from rec park talk about the proposed fees and additional items. any other comments or concerns? supervisor steph -- stefani, supervisor mar? supervisor peskin? >> supervisor peskin: i did
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just get a text message from sarah madeleine who said if someone can invite her, she is happy to jump on. >> supervisor safai: mr. clerk, can you send her an invitation? you probably have her contact information. >> clerk: yes. i just sent her an invitation to sign on. >> supervisor safai: i want to thank supervisor peskin for addressing this issue. i think it's somebody deals with when they get to the issue. representing a district with a lot of working families, being
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asked to take $4 or $5 an hour is going to be cost prohibitive, so i'm happy that there's going to be a conversation around dynamic parking and all the street closures. i think that should be part of the conversation, so appreciate your work, supervisor peskin, and supervisor chan, for continuing the conversation. miss madeleine, would you like to give -- supervisor mar had asked about the idea of dynamic pricing and some of the fees associated with parking. would you like to comment on that? >> sure.
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[indiscernible]. >> supervisor safai: you might want to increase your microphone or get closer -- [indiscernible]. >> supervisor safai: okay. we hear you better but you kind of faded out. >> my apologies. sarah madeleine from the recreation and parks department. to supervisor mar, i want to make sure we understood your question, which is how quickly we would work with the m.t.a. to develop the pricing parameters, is that right? yes, specifically to the golden gate parking garage and j.f.k. drive -- car free j.f.k. drive. just understanding the timeline
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for the pricing for the garage. >> once given authority to work with the m.t.a., we should be able to develop that scope very quickly. we work with the m.t.a. and manage five other garages in the city [indiscernible] so in terms of coming up with the pricing scheme that quickly, as you know, this parking garage [indiscernible] i am getting bad network quality. can you all hear me? >> supervisor safai: no, we can hear you. >> okay. good. so we have to work with the nonprofit partners, gather information from them in terms of occupancy and revenue, work
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to analyze that, and then provide the recommendations. so it will take a little longer than the normal process, but our hope is to try to have it coincide and impact the j.f.k. closure, which the current process with that, we expect to be before the board in early 2022. >> supervisor mar: all right. thank you, chair. so you're saying that you hope to have proposed new or new pricing for the golden gate garage before j.f.k. drive? >> yes. >> supervisor mar: okay. >> supervisor safai: thank you, miss madeleine, for joining us on such short notice.
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any other questions or comments from committee members before we go to public comment? please. mr. clerk, can you please call public comment for this item? >> clerk: thank you, mr. vice chair. operations is checking to see if we have any public callers in the queue. members of the public who have not already done so, press star, three to enter the queue. for those who have already done so, please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted to begin your comments. operations? >> operator: mr. clerk, we have no callers in the queue. >> clerk: thank you. mr. vice chair? >> supervisor safai: thank you. public comment is closed. i'd like to make a motion to accept the amendments.
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>> clerk: thank you. on the motion -- [roll call] >> clerk: we have three ayes. >> supervisor safai: thank you. and because these amendments are substantive, i'd like to make a motion to continue these items to the next meeting. >> clerk: on the motion to continue these items to the next meeting -- amended items -- [roll call] >> supervisor peskin: thank you, colleagues. >> supervisor safai: mr. clerk, are there any other items before this committee today? >> clerk: mr. vice chair, that concludes our business. >> supervisor safai: then i make a motion to adjourn. >> clerk: thank you, mr. vice chair. we are adjourned.
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san francisco is surrounded on three sides by water, the fire boat station is intergal to maritime rescue and preparedness, not only for san francisco, but for all of the bay area. [sirens] >> fire station 35 was built in 1915. so it is over 100 years
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old. and helped it, we're going to build fire boat station 35. >> so the finished capital planning committee, i think about three years ago, issued a guidance that all city facilities must exist on sea level rise. >> the station 35, construction cost is approximately $30 million. and the schedule was complicated because of what you call a float. it is being fabricated in china, and will be brought to treasure island, where the building site efficient will be constructed on top of it, and then brought to pier 22 and a half for installation. >> we're looking at late 2020 for final completion of the fire boat float. the historic firehouse will remain on the embarcadero, and we will
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still respond out of the historic firehouse with our fire engine, and respond to medical calls and other incidences in the district. >> this totally has to incorporate between three to six feet of sea level rise over the next 100 years. that's what the city's guidance is requiring. it is built on the float, that can move up and down as the water level rises, and sits on four fixed guide piles. so if the seas go up, it can move up and down with that. >> it does have a full range of travel, from low tide to high tide of about 16 feet. so that allows for current tidal movements and sea lisle rises in the coming decades. >> the fire boat station float will also incorporate a ramp for ambulance deployment and access. >> the access ramp is
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rigidly connected to the land side, with more of a pivot or hinge connection, and then it is sliding over the top of the float. in that way the ramp can flex up and down like a hinge, and also allow for a slight few inches of lateral motion of the float. both the access ramps, which there is two, and the utility's only flexible connection connecting from the float to the back of the building. so electrical power, water, sewage, it all has flexible connection to the boat. >> high boat station number 35 will provide mooring for three fire boats and one rescue boat. >> currently we're staffed with seven members per day, but the fire department would like to establish a new dedicated marine unit that would be able to respond to multiple incidences. looking into the future, we have not only at&t
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park, where we have a lot of kayakers, but we have a lot of developments in the southeast side, including the stadium, and we want to have the ability to respond to any marine or maritime incident along these new developments. >> there are very few designs for people sleeping on the water. we're looking at cruiseships, which are larger structures, several times the size of harbor station 35, but they're the only good reference point. we look to the cruiseship industry who has kind of an index for how much acceleration they were accommodate. >> it is very unique. i don't know that any other fire station built on the water is in the united states. >> the fire boat is a regional asset that can be used for water rescue, but
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we also do environmental cleanup. we have special rigging that we carry that will contain oil spills until an environmental unit can come out. this is a job for us, but it is also a way of life and a lifestyle. we're proud to serve our community. and we're willing to help people in any way we can.
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as latinos we are unified in some ways and incredibly diverse in others and this exhibit really is an exploration of
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nuance in how we present those ideas. ♪♪ our debts are not for sale. >> a piece about sanctuary and how his whole family served in the army and it's a long family tradition and these people that look at us as foreigners, we have been here and we are part of america, you know, and we had to reinforce that. i have been cure rating here for about 18 year. we started with a table top, candle, flowers, and a picture and people reacted to that like
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it was the monna lisa. >> the most important tradition as it relates to the show is idea of making offering. in traditional mexican alters, you see food, candy, drinks, cigarettes, the things that the person that the offerings where being made to can take with them into the next word, the next life. >> keeps us connects to the people who have passed and because family is so important to us, that community dynamic makes it stick and makes it visible and it humanizes it and makes it present again. ♪♪ >> when i first started doing it back in '71, i wanted to do something with ritual, ceremony and history and you know i talked to my partner ross about
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the research and we opened and it hit a cord and people loved it. >> i think the line between engaging everyone with our culture and appropriating it. i think it goes back to asking people to bring their visions of what it means to honor the dead, and so for us it's not asking us to make mexican altars if they are not mexican, it's really to share and expand our vision of what it means to honor the dead. >> people are very respectful. i can show you this year alone of people who call tol ask is it okay if we come, we are hawaii or asian or we are this. what should we wear? what do you recommend that we do?
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>> they say oh, you know, we want a four day of the dead and it's all hybrid in this country. what has happened are paper cuts, it's so hybrid. it has spread to mexico from the bay area. we have influence on a lot of people, and i'm proud of it. >> a lot of times they don't represent we represent a lot of cultures with a lot of different perspectives and beliefs. >> i can see the city changes and it's scary. >> when we first started a lot of people freaked out thinking we were a cult and things like that, but we went out of our way to also make it educational through outreach and that is why we started doing the prosession
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in 1979. >> as someone who grew up attending the yearly processions and who has seen them change incrementally every year into kind of what they are now, i feel in many ways that the cat is out of the bag and there is no putting the genie back into the bottle in how the wider public accesses the day of the dead. >> i have been through three different generations of children who were brought to the procession when they were very young that are now bringing their children or grandchildren. >> in the '80s, the processions were just kind of electric. families with their homemade visuals walking down the street in san francisco. service so much more intimate and personal and so much more
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rooted in kind of a family practice of a very strong cultural practice. it kind of is what it is now and it has gone off in many different directions but i will always love the early days in the '80s where it was so intimate and sofa millial. >> our goal is to rescue a part of the culture that was a part that we could invite others to join in there there by where we invite the person to come help us rescue it also. that's what makes it unique. >> you have to know how to approach this changing situation, it's exhausting and i have seen how it has affected everybody. >> what's happening in mission
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and the relationship with the police, well it's relevant and it's relevant that people think about it that day of the dead is not just sugar skulls and paper flowers and candles, but it's become a nondenominational tradition that people celebrate. >> our culture is about color and family and if that is not present in your life, there is just no meaning to it you know? >> we have artists as black and brown people that are in direct danger of the direct policies of the trump administration and i think how each of the artists has responded so that call is interesting. the common
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>> san francisco parks, golden gate park transforms into one of the greatest music festivals of all time, let's journey, inside, outside land. ♪♪ >> to this, our 6th year doing the outside lands and our relationship with san francisco, rec and park. and we work very closely with them in the planning and working very closely with the neighborhood organizations and with the city supervisors and with the city organizations and with the local police department, and i think that the outside lands is one of the unique festivals in the world and we have san francisco and we have golden gate park and we have the greatest oasis, in the world. and it has the people hiking up
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hills and down hills and a lot of people between stages. >> i love that it is all outside, the fresh air is great. >> they have the providers out here that are 72 local restaurants out here. >> celebrating, and that is really hot. >> 36 local winerries in northern california and 16 brewers out here. >> and you have seen a lot of people out here having a good time and we have no idea, how much work and planning has gone into this to make it the most sustainable festival in the united states. >> and literally, in the force, and yeah, unlike any other concept.
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and come and follow, and the field make-up the blueprint of the outside land here in golden gate park and in the future events and please visit sffresh >> he is a real leader that listens and knows how to bring people together. brought this department together like never before. i am so excited to be swearing in the next chief of the san francisco fire department, ladies and gentlemen, let's welcome, jeanine nicholson. (applause).
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>> i grew up total tomboy, athlete. i loved a good crisis, a good challenge. i grew up across the street from the fire station. my dad used to take me there to vote. i never saw any female firefighters because there weren't any in the 1970s. i didn't know i could be a fire fighter. when i moved to san francisco in 1990, some things opened up. i saw women doing things they hadn't been doing when i was growing up. one thing was firefighting. a woman recruited me at the gay-pride parade in 1991. it was a perfect fit. i liked using my brain, body, working as a team, figuring things out, troubleshooting and coming up with different ways to solve a problem. in terms of coming in after another female chief, i don't
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think anybody says that about men. you are coming in after another man, chief, what is that like. i understand why it is asked. it is unusual to have a woman in this position. i think san francisco is a trailblazer in that way in terms of showing the world what can happen and what other people who may not look like what you think the fire chief should look like how they can be successful. be asked me about being the first lbgq i have an understands because there are little queer kids that see me. i worked my way up. i came in january of 1994. i built relationships over the years, and i spent 24 years in the field, as we call it. working out of firehouses. the fire department is a family.
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we live together, eat together, sleep in the same dorm together, go to crazy calls together, dangerous calls and we have to look out for one another. when i was burned in a fire years ago and i felt responsible, i felt awful. i didn't want to talk to any of my civilian friends. they couldn't understand what i was going through. the firefighters knew, they understood. they had been there. it is a different relationship. we have to rely on one another. in terms of me being the chief of the department, i am really trying to maintain an open relationship with all of our members in the field so myself and my deputy chiefs, one of the priorities i had was for each of us to go around to different fire stations to make sure we hit all within the first three or four months to start a
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conversation. that hasn't been there for a while. part of the reason that i am getting along well with the field now is because i was there. i worked there. people know me and because i know what we need. i know what they need to be successful. >> i have known jeanine nicholson since we worked together at station 15. i have always held her in the highest regard. since she is the chief she has infused the department with optimism. she is easy to approach and is concerned with the firefighters and paramedics. i appreciate that she is concerned with the issues relevant to the fire department today. >> there is a retired captain who started the cancer prevention foundation 10 years ago because he had cancer and he
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noticed fellow firefighters were getting cancer. he started looking into it. in 2012 i was diagnosed with breast canner, and some of my fellow firefighters noticed there are a lot of women in the san francisco fire department, premenopausal in their 40s getting breast cancer. it was a higher rate than the general population. we were working with workers comp to make it flow more easily for our members so they didn't have to worry about the paper work when they go through chemo. the turnout gear was covered with suit. it was a badge to have that all over your coat and face and helmet. the dirtier you were the harder you worked. that is a cancer causeser.
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it -- casser. it is not -- cancer causer. there islassic everywhere. we had to reduce our exposure. we washed our gear more often, we didn't take gear where we were eating or sleeping. we started decontaminating ourselves at the fire scene after the fire was out. going back to the fire station and then taking a shower. i have taught, worked on the decontamination policy to be sure that gets through. it is not if or when. it is who is the next person. it is like a cancer sniper out there. who is going to get it next. one of the things i love about the fire department. it is always a team effort. you are my family. i love the city and department and i love being of service.
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i vow to work hard -- to work hard to carry out the vision of the san francisco fire department and to move us forward in a positive way. if i were to give a little advice to women and queer kids, find people to support you. keep putting one foot in front of the other and keep trying. you never know what door is going to open next. you really don't. [cheers and
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[♪♪♪] [♪♪♪] >> so i grew up in cambridge, massachusetts and i was very fortunate to meet my future
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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 family and this is where we are going to be. i mean we are the part of san francisco.
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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 our neighborhood in that way when it comes to jobs. >> turkey, cheddar, avocado,
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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. 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
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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. 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.
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>> 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 been. it's what made me fall in love with this neighborhood and why i love it so much. i've got time
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with 25 jobs so for young people one of my favorite days in san francisco thank you, thank you to the companies that are hiring. >> (clapping.) >> the city of san francisco and united way are calling an employers to have jobs for youth in 2012 president obama issued a challenge and the challenge was get disconnected young people connected to jobs and so mayor ed lee said we should lead this challenge that the city will have 25 hundred jobs that first summer 6200 jobs and been building. >> i'll high are ups we like to
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pledge 50 jobs so for youth this summer. >> excellent. thank you. >> a large part of the jobs it did manual resource center started off a a youth program and our first year 35 percent of the young people working full-time we know there the pressors looking for committed young people the resource fair attracts over 6 hundred people if all over the city and the greater bay area. >> we have public and private partnership the employers came from hertz rent a car and many private sector jobs sea have the city staff so the airport is here, starbuck's is here we've been retail we have restaurants, we have offices and so the young people will get an opportunity to partner search warrant with so many of the great champions
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for jobs. >> for the past 5 years we've hired over 3 willed youth to work as business traces they have been promoted to supervisors. >> if you're doing a job at starbuck's the opportunity for them allows them to understand math if tire working at anothers architectural firm understanding debris or a media to understand reading and writing differently those are opportunities that the mayor is clear he wanted to provide we're going to be do mock interviews helping young people that the resumes a it pulls them to the career opportunities and building inspection commission make sure they're prepared for those opportunity educational and in terms of their preparation skills by the time many of them leave they'll leave with jobs and new relationships
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building their network of the opportunity to thrive and i think i could focus and i check around the booths to see had is available i'm hoping to get a job but have employers you know employers give practice. >> i feel this will be a great way to look for jobs we can do this like you get paid. >> when our young people walk we capture their information so we can do follows up and we have a room that has a our computer lab an opportunity for them to do cover letters and talk about updating their profile and i think how you do things on the internet we help quam and they can update tare resume and can look in interviews and on the
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spot job officers we hire about one hundred young people today lee alone it is exciting out of that it is if they come through with one hundred walk out with a job. >> we'll rock and roll i guess in the job interviews it went great. >> as a youth we get to go through experiences 3 builds a great foundation gymnasium a positive outlook and more importantly confidence. >> we really want to do at the end of the day exist a young person with the possibility of what we can be and do we have them go home i want to get there let me connection with those folks and ultimately got on the path. >> good morning good morning caitlin i'm caitlin lopez 23 years old i moved out
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to california and san francisco, california had i was about 8 years old and actually put in foster care at the age of 9 or 10 had a baby at the 16 years old so i've kind of had this crazy like youth experience. >> despite the challenges she faced caitlin finished high school and take advantage of program. >> i heard will mayor ed lee's program through my social worker and i interviewed with entrepreneurs after i was matched walking sweet spots office i thought imitated not been in that type of office ones i got into the office with my supervisor we boptd and i got a call from h.r. i got the position and i'm in.
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>> i have. >> we hired merry for 8 weeks and saw how she did she was only going to work 8 weeks but at the end question offered her a position part time. >> i have those traits it has been great working here my term of 5 weeks was pretty much like family supporting each other i feel like the mayors job program helped me to get in job without the jobs plus program i - i probably would have not even had a job. >> in her case she's a mother of two now going to school full-time and making it happen so if she can do it differently anyone that has a willingness to try at least try to make it can
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do it. >> those programs are amazing they're so important for young adults to really go out there and make a better future for themselves and despite not having a traditional - you can go out there based on the programs that's what they're for they want to help you succeed. >> we'll be committing to 25 jobs in the tech. >> the san francisco rec and park is hiring 3 and 50 youth that summer . >> (clapping.) >> and only child born in the office development allocation to r so for me is a network of the community that made the difference no way i'll be with united way this network was here for me this was personal and professional so important we create the opportunities who know the next ceo or champion of
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the community is coming today to find their path. >> that's the roll in san francisco we really by helping each other out >> (clapping.) >> the goal for 2017 to create 5 thousand jobs for youth if you want more information invite them at sf
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all right. good afternoon everyone. i'm san francisco mayor london breed. and i am joined by the