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>> president cohen: sergeant mitchell, would you please call the roll. >> clerk: would you like to call the pledge of allegiance? >> president cohen: i would love to call the pledge of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] >> president cohen: all right. this meeting is called to order. please call the roll. >> clerk: absolutely. [roll call] >> clerk: president cohen, you
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have a quorum. >> president cohen: wonderful. let's go ahead and start the first item. >> clerk: line item 1, general public comment. the public is now welcome to address the commission regarding items that do not appear on tonight's agenda but that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the commission. speakers shall address their remarks to the commission as a whole and not to individual commissioners or department or d.p.a. personnel. under police commission rules of order, during public comment, neither police or d.p.a. personnel, nor commissioners are required to respond to questions presented by the public but may provide a brief response. members of the public who wish to enter public comment should dial 415-655-0001, then enter
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meeting i.d. 2481-778-3710, then press pound and pound again. press star, three to lineup to speak. best practices are to speak slowly and clearly and turn down any speakers in the background. alternatively, you may e-mail the clerk of the commission or written comments may be sent to the public safety building located at 1245 third street, san francisco, california, 94158, so at this time, we have two public comments. good evening, caller. you have two minutes. >> i'm francisco dacosta, and
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from time to time, i pay attention to this commission meeting. if we are a first-class city, and if we represent a first-class city, then we must talk about climate change, food security, and the mess that we have on our streets in san francisco. stop bringing people like senators from sacramento to tell us what to do. when you commissioners have failed us miserably, i say miserably. today, the people in san francisco are suffering more so because of covid-19, and you all are talking in circles by bringing people from sacramento who are not doing their job over there. you do your job over here.
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represent the people. enough of your b.s. we want real solutions with timelines and goals, and thank you for the measly two minutes. >> clerk: thank you, caller. good evening, caller. you have two minutes. >> good evening. my name is kit [indiscernible] and i'm with wealth and disparities in minority communities. i'm going to going to call this what it is: antiblackness when it comes to the use of force and racial profiling. i've grown tired of talking to the police commission, to sfpd, and to the board of supervisors.
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where is the urgency? i agree with first lady michelle obama when she stated, [indiscernible] that happens to us, end quote. [indiscernible] i'm tired. tired not to quit [indiscernible] is still under investigation by the d.a.
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tonight's agenda does include [indiscernible] the same level of antiblack racism in s.f. policing continues from 2016 to the present. will the police commission take action regarding antiblack racism policing? thank you. >> president cohen: thank you. >> clerk: thank you. good evening, caller. welcome, caller. you have two minutes. >> there is an urgency to address the injustices of black san franciscans. i'm going to call it what it is, antiblackness when it comes to the use of force, arrest, and racial profiling and traffic stops of black san franciscans by sfpd. i have grown tired of talking to the police commission, to
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sfpd, and to the board of supervisors. where's the urgency? if the tables were turned and these statistics represented white folks, i know there would be an urgency. i agree with first lady michelle obama when she started [indiscernible] when are you going to take responsibility and address the harsh and unjust statistics for love of all san franciscans, not just black san franciscans, which is truly your responsibility as you took an oath to uphold the law and safety of all san franciscans. i'm tired. not tired enough to quit, but tired of beating a dead horse. tired of arguments that fall on deaf ears, and therefore, we've sought help from attorney general [indiscernible]. meanwhile, a black san
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franciscan is six times as likely to be subject to a traffic stop, more than nine times as likely to be subject to the use of force, and more than 12 times as likely to be arrested. we and other community groups have provided recommendations to eradicate violence and racism in san francisco. what happened to those recommendations? we have heard nothing about next steps or whether those recommendations will be implemented. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, caller. good evening, caller. you have two minutes. >> hi. my name is victoria juarez, and i live in district 1. there is an urgency to address the injustices of black san franciscans. i'm going to call it what it
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is: antiblackness when it comes to the matters of racial profiling, arrests, and racism by the sfpd. i agree with first lady michelle obama when she stated [indiscernible] it happens to us. when are you going to take responsibility when you address the harsh and biased statistics that happen to san franciscans, not just black san franciscans as you took an oath to uphold the law and seek the good for all san franciscans. as i said, i am tired, but not tired enough to quit. tired of beating a dead horse, to look to new sources to find this antiblackness inside of your chambers and offices and urgency, and therefore, we've sought help from attorney general banza.
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a black san franciscan is six times as likely to be subject to a san franciscan, more than nine times as likely to be subject to the use of force, and more than 12 times as likely to be arrested. we are not just going to drop oversight of sfpd when d.o.j. cops concludes. will the police commission act to stop sfpds antiblack racism? >> clerk: thank you, caller. good evening, caller. you have two minutes. >> i firstly wanted to echo the words of the previous three callers and say that sfpds long history of racism makes it a special problem needing special reform, but tonight, the section that i wanted to
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highlight was the drug war. we continue to [indiscernible] continues to increase, and this is well predicted by the theory called iron wall prohibition. it was discussed by an economist called thornton who showed that the potency of marijuana was disproportionate to the punishment provided. he studied the 1920s through 1933 period. the basic approach is based on the [indiscernible] theorem.
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if drugs are legalized, then consumers will begin to wean themselves off of higher potency forms. these promised switches off of the higher potency forms are essential today, where we see opium users having transitioned to heroin and now having transitioned to fentanyl. we see the process transitioning to carfentanyl on our streets. these dangers are real, and our choice cannot be to continue the failed policies of the past. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, caller.
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hello, caller. you have two minutes. hello? good evening, caller. you have two minutes. >> no, i'm sorry. i already spoke. >> clerk: okay. thank you. good evening, caller. you have two minutes. >> hello. can you hear me? >> clerk: yeah, i can hear you. >> yes. this is miss brown. i'm calling concerning my son,
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aubrey abrakasa, who is case is still an unsolved case. each week, i'm calling in each week. it's something that i'll be doing for the rest of my life. another christmas and thanksgiving are rolling around, and i'll have an empty seat at the table again. last week, i just left the hospital with a mother that had to pull the plug on her son, and it just shifts the discussion back to unsolved homicides. i call in concerning my son, yes, but i also help other mothers and fathers that are going through the same thing that i'm going through, and i was just wondering how -- what can we do, officials, for us
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besides just -- i don't know, just letting the homicides happen? and i'm not saying you do it, it's just that they're not getting solved fast enough, and the perpetrators are killing again, especially with guns that are not labelled now, the ghost guns, and these kids are killing more now. and i'm just speaking for my son that i'm waiting for the day to stand in court and confront the killers of my son. again, i say thanksgiving and christmas is coming up. my son loved both of those days, and this is all i have to do for him, every wednesday, is to keep his memory alive. what else do i do? what else is there to do? i just pray that, one day, that
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i get justice for my child. okay. thank you. >> president cohen: thank you, miss abrakasa. >> clerk: we also have a written public comment that i'll read now. the public comment reads, elias needs to resign. i read your website and what hamasaki tweeted using the n-word and other racist sexist tweets. if you had an officer that used that word, you failed in your job. resign, hypocrite, yet hamasaki
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sits up there. you made the standards, now abide by them, and that concludes the written public comments as well as the public comment. if there's anyone with an anonymous tip, please call the anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444, and that concludes public comment, president cohen. >> president cohen: all right. thank you very much. let's go ahead and call the next item. >> clerk: line item 2 has been removed from the agenda and has been rescheduled for december 8, so we will move onto, next, item 3, consent calendar. the items under consent
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calendar are considered routine and for information purposes only. if any commissioner would like to discuss any item under the consent calendar, please advise president cohen that you would like to place the item on a future agenda and discussion. tonight, there will be no discussion or presentations on these items, and we have on consent calendar to receive and file action, family code 6228, incident report release quarterly report, third quarter 2021, so we need to have an action regarding line item 3. >> president cohen: i'm sorry. i didn't hear you. >> clerk: we need to have an action regarding line item 3. >> president cohen: all right.
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let's go to public comment since we don't have any comments? >> l. simon-weisberg: lie i ? >> vice president elias: i just wanted to say i thank everyone for all of their hard work and i don't have any other comment. >> president cohen: let's go ahead and go to public comment and then we'll take action. >> clerk: if you would like to make public comment, please dial star, three at this time, and there's no public comment, president cohen. >> president cohen: all right. thank you. is there a motion to accept? >> vice president elias: motion. >> president cohen: motion made by commission elias. is there a second?
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second. >> president cohen: okay. thank you. >> clerk: i'm sorry, president cohen. there's one public comment that did come in. >> president cohen: okay. let's take it. >> clerk: good evening, caller. you have two minutes. >> what i want to say is when it comes to incident reports, not once have i -- have you asked, commissioners, how are the incident reports addressed? what type of software do they use? in the year 2021, we have very sophisticated software that addressed incident reports in a very logical manner, but if you all are not educated on issues, meaning you have never once
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asked the director to state on an incident report in the last ten years how incident reports have been addressed, i know several years ago, you all were doing the incident -- several years ago, before chief scott came on board, you were all doing the incident reports manually. in the presidio in 1999, we had a better system. we also had a better communication system. any way, it's wonderful, commissioners, to hear you talking in circles about these incident reports and how they're working very hard, but
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are they using the latest technology? are they using a technology where our incident command center can communicate with the f.b.i. and address types of crimes, type one, two, three, in a very efficacious manner. >> president cohen: all right. thank you, speaker. someone needs to mute their speaker because i can hear them in a back conversation. all right. we had a motion and a second to that motion. >> clerk: on the motion to accept and file the cobb sent calendar item -- [roll call] -- the consent calendar item -- [roll call]
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>> clerk: commissioner cohen, you have five yes votes. >> president cohen: excellent. let's call the next item. >> clerk: line item 4, chief's report. just one moment, please. >> okay. good evening, president cohen, commissioners, director henderson, and the public --
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>> president cohen: okay. that sounds like public comment. >> okay. sad news, we lost an officer, jack nice, who passed away unexpectedly over the weekend. he worked a number of assignments, last assigned to park station. definitely, we're supporting his family and please keep officer nice's family and friends in your prayers. more to follow on that as we get the information and services following that. the information this week, starting off with violent crimes, homicides are up to 46.
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we had one from october where the victim died, so we'll be up to 47. sexual assaults were down 15%. 167 year to today. robberies 1917 compared to 2011. human trafficking were up 32%, 29 compared to 22 last year. total violent crimes, there's a 1% increase. as far as property crimes, our burglaries are down 2%. that's good news because we were up significantly several months ago. we had 6163 burglaries year-to-date compared to 6300 this time last year. motor vehicle thefts were down about .6%, 5,019 compared to
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5,050. overall, larceny, we're up 13% 24,890 compared to 28,984. included in our larceny numbers are auto burglaries. we're up 37% year-to-date. when we compare to 2018, we are down 25%. aggravated assaults, i mentioned that we are up year-to-date. just a breakdown of the types of assaults. firearm related assaults were up 15%, which is -- the good
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news is that is decreasing from where it was earlier in the summer, so we're up 15%, 1580 to where we were last summer. assaults using a knife or cutting instrument were down 11%, 243 compared to 274 this year, and assaults possessed by others, we were up 9%, 915 compared to 840. our total homicides with
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firearms is 35 compared to 27 year-to-date last year, and that is a 30% increase over this time last year. in terms of our individual stations, our shootings by station, tenderloin is leading in terms of the increase, 32, compared to 22 shooting incidents year-to-date. mission, 29 compared to 15, bayview, 49 compared to 46 year-to-date. central, we have a decrease over last year of one, southern, an increase in one w. northern, an increase of two, richmond, an increase of one, and taraval, an increase of
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two. the biggest decrease year-to-date is ingleside. they had eight this time last year, two year-to-date this year. other significant trends, gun seizures, 869 guns seized year-to-date. as we have done every year for several years now, we will participate in a gun buy back toward the end of the year with united playas and others and we are excited to get a number of guns off the streets, and i want to thank in advance united playas for all they do year in
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and year out. as far as our ghost guns and manufactured guns year-to-date, we're at 169 recoveries, and this time last year, we are at 127 compared to this time last year. ghost guns continue to be a problem for the city, but we have a very good relationship with our federal partners on our gun violence and gun
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reduction. in terms of hate crimes, we have had 56 antiasian hate crimes, which lead all categories combined. i will note that 30 of the incidents against our asian community members were committed by one individual, and -- >> president cohen: i'm sorry. did you say 30? >> yes, 30, madam president. >> president cohen: 30.
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wow. >> so that person was arrested and charged were filed against that -- charges were filed against that person. significant incidents, a couple here to report. the victim is expected to
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survive his injuries. one of the individuals who committed this crime [indiscernible]. our investigation is on going, so if anyone has any information on this shooting or any of the shootings that i'll talk about today, you can call 415-575-4444 and remain anonymous. we also had a homicide on november 3 at 12:51 p.m. our victim was located near a b.a.r.t. station walkway. he had been shot. we recovered shell casings from the scene and information is
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being developed. please call 415-575-4444 if you have any information on this case. november 5, 12:12. tenderloin residents observed a shooting in progress. they were directed to a vehicle, and they said the person in the vehicle had the weapon. our officers located the person and took the person in custody without incident, and we located the victim a couple blocks away. we transported the victim, and the victim is expected to survive their injuries, and a second suspect has been identified, was tied to this incident by evidence, and was
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also arrested. on november 6 at 2:30 p.m., a person walked into san francisco general hospital and -- with a gunshot wound. the patient was not cooperative about who shot him or where this happened. while conducting an investigation, the officers discovered a vehicle nearby with bullet holes. the registration came back to a shooting earlier in the day on the friday. the person who walked in the hospital was arrested for an outstanding warrant, but that shooting is still under investigation. on november 7 at 1:12 p.m.,
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there was a shooting in the bayview. our victim was a 14-year-old male. he and the subject had an on going dispute. subject pulled out a gun and shot the victim, grazing him in the lower extremities. our victim refused to be transported but was treated at the scene and is expected to sur viesk. no information is available at this point. information is being followed up on, and hopefully, we'll make an arrest in this case. on november 8, in the ingleside district, a person was walking home when a person shot him. our strict was shot in the lower extremities but was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. we have not located a suspect as of yet and are continuing that investigation, as well.
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we had a bank robbery on the 1500 block of van ness in the northern district. we have developed information and believe it to be part of a series of several bank robberies with several m.o.s, and our investigation is on going in this case. i think hopefully, we will hopefully resolve this case and take this person into custody. also. we had a significant marijuana [indiscernible] oak dale. i reported several of these in the last few months in the bayview district. this is yet another one. approximately $200,000 of marijuana was taken in this burglary. no information is known as of yet. if anyone has any information on this, please call
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415-575-4444. two traffic incidents i would like to report, both of them involved bicycles. we have seen several incidents this year involving bicycles, so i want to ask the public to please, please be careful when you're riding a bicycle. wear a helmet. we had a bicycle collision at lombard and divisadero at northern. this was on november 5 at 5:57 p.m. the bicyclist had severe injuries and was reported to be in critical condition. we had another on november 7 at 3:50 p.m. in the mission district. bicyclist was struck by a vehicle. the vehicle remained thornton thomasetti scene. the bicyclist received
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injuries, and neither one of these, fortunately, is life threatening -- or neither of these is life threatening. we want people to ride safely, carefully, and enjoy what the city has to offer, but please slow down. speed is one of the factors involved in many of these collisions. we will be having a report next week on traffic safety, including on what i'm about to talk on now, stunt driving. we've had some success in following up after the fact, locating vehicles involved in these incidents, and taking action through investigation, so that's going fairly successfully, and hopefully people are really understanding
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that when they do these dangerous events in a city that we will follow up, and when the evidence is there, we will impound vehicles for 30-days, and where we can identify a person, we will try to get that case prosecuted. this district station strategy, i'll report on what's going on in the mission and ingleside, as well. southern district has several operations to reduce break ins, and they involve plain clothes officers and uniformed officers, as well. they had some successful arrests in that regard.
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we put a lot of officers in the area, and we just have to try to continue to disrupt this activity and continue to try to make a difference there. in the mission district, high visibility in the mission district and the 24 street corridor as we've reopened.
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our tourist department continues to focus in the castro street, market street areas and particularly in the area of 18 and market, we've had some challenges there, so that deployment has helped relieve some of the challenges in that area. high visibility patrols and foot patrols will continue in that area with the purpose of deterring robbery and thefts so people can enjoy that area. we're working with our service
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providers and we are leading with trying to get service providers connected with individuals who need help to get them resources, and there's been a lot of collaboration with our city partners in that regard. we remain focus on residential garage burglaries, and we've seen a big drop in the gun related homicides in the district this year. our community violence response team and our crime intelligence unit is also working on [indiscernible] in ingleside which we had involving some of our local networks, group related networks, and we've made some headway there. we are reaching out to individuals at risk through our
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sbit collaborative and really trying to offer services, live coaching, to try to address this from a different angle. we have a number of people that have accepted that offer for help. not enough, but we're making progress there. also s.f. safe, materials being shared in the community and via social media to provide safety tips for residents of our city. we've had an uptick in homes under construction being burglarized, so we're focusing on those areas with extra patrols and hopefully some of those will pan out and we can get some people in custody with those. we had events at kezar stadium this week. also, the mayan art music
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festival will happen this week, we'll have the timber wolves this week, and the bulls going on on the 12. officers are working with chase to make sure that's a safe event, and also, we have a university of san francisco basketball game on 13 november, mens and womens basketball will be hosting games. also, last week, the dave chappelle event at chase drew some attention. no incidents were reported. later, protests occurred during and prior to this event, and no incidents there. chase has the golden shell concerts on the 13 and a 5-k for melanoma on the 14. no significant domestic events
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to report. and the last thing, just to follow up on, a question asked by commissioner byrne, how many officers remain unvaccinated, and the total number of officers that remain unvaccinated is 38. thank you. >> president cohen: so let me run through this. there's been some good news this week and some alarming news when it comes to the numbers. the officer that was on administrative leave, i think the p.o.a. indicated he was unvaccinated, the officer that unfortunately died due to covid. just want to, again, underscore that it's important that we get
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vaccinated and, at this point, receive a booster, and i also want to acknowledge that sfpd have a 97% vaccination rate. we've made some progress since the health mandate was published from the mayor. i want to talk about the p.d. sergeant that was arrested in south san francisco for attempted robbery. i'm wondering, did e.i.s. detect any indication that he was troubled? >> no, not at all, commissioner, and definitely a very unfortunate situation. can't go too far into the situation, but the main thing is we want our officer or sergeant to make sure that he's okay health wise and get the help that he needs, and we will deal with the rest, as we always do. >> president cohen: okay. i'm sorry to hear this.
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very painful for many of your officers who worked side by side with him. >> yes. >> president cohen: also, kudos to our officers for working with vallejo officers in the arresting of a robbery suspect. also, a grant for increasing quality of life?
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>> yeah. it's what we can do to drive down alcohol related injuries and deaths, and it is a big deal. thank you for that. >> president cohen: yeah. i think that's all i have in my notes. thank you very much. colleagues, anyone else? i don't see any hands up. let's see...hand? okay. commissioner hamasaki, go ahead. i see your hand. >> commissioner hamasaki: thank you, president cohen. i want to follow up on a few points that president cohen just made. i think it was really sad and devastating to hear news that an sfpd officer had died from covid, and especially since that's something that we as the commission have really been
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encouraging everybody to obtain. the only question i had was i know the individual was placed on leave. was that, do we know, after he was infected, and was there a contact tracing program put in place to ensure that anyone that's been exposed is being tested? >> yeah. as far as we know, commissioner, there's no exposure in the workplace with officer nice, and so we don't know, really, his -- because it did not occur in the workplace, so we don't really know, in terms of the contact tracing, what that is really going to lead to. but in the timing of all of this, it did not occur in the workplace. >> commissioner hamasaki: it
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occurred after he was already at home? >> yes, i believe so. >> commissioner hamasaki: okay. the other point that president cohen raised about another, i think, tragedy involving one of our officers is that it sounds like one of our officers was suffering from addiction and made some obvious pretty bad choices while suffering from addiction. [please stand by]
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>> sound like you're seeing how portion of the tenderloin drug sale moved over to seventh and mission? >> correct. >> you -- what was the term you used? president cohen, we didn't have a calendar, the meeting on strategy? >> president cohen: yes.
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commissioner barnes made that request. we are still negotiating on a date. >> commissioner byrne: we're www.--we're waiting on certain statistics. >> i put thatten out -- i don't put that on the department. i don't think there's going to be a policing solution to it. i look forward to the discussion.
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>> commissioner hamasaki what about to that big microphone in l.a.? now it's hard. you sound muffle and far away? >> commissioner hamasaki: i didn't have a chance to pick it up. >> president cohen: let's keep moving forward. anyone else want to comment on the chief's presentation? chief, we appreciate your patience again on behalf of the commission, i want to extend our sympathy to the family of the officer who died of covid-19. i'm very sorry to hear that. >> sergeant youngblood: thank you commissioners for that. >> president cohen: who's next up? i believe it's paul henderson, executive director of department
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of police accountability. >> clerk: actually, president cohen we have public comment on the chief report. if you like to make public comment, please dial star 3 now. we have one public comment. good evening caller, you have two minutes. >> caller: chief, when you give your report, i listen to you very intently. i think what you should do, this is just a suggestion, there are many gram -- many groups all over the city where you can invite yourself so that you know really what's happening at ground zero. remember not too long ago, we had a little meeting with you.
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i want to thank you for accommodating that meeting. we got a real good feel of what happens in our community and people are hurting more so in this covid. we used to be at the bayview because of covid we cannot. now it's opening up little bit. people like to talk to you, you can take that talent and bring it to this commission which at times is so boring.
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you will be amazed to hear what really is happening at ground zero. thank you very much. >> clerk: good evening caller, you have two minutes. >> caller: hi, again. this is ms. brown again. i want to thank the chief for his presentation. i wanted to put a plug out for my son. i know we've said for anonymous. i want to say if anyone knows who murdered my son in district 5 on august 14, 2006, the case number is 060-86-2038. i appreciate anyone that is listening that was there on that
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day, or know of anything what happened to my son, 17-year-old murdered in district 5 for saving someone's life, his case number again is 060862038. thank you again. >> clerk: thank you caller. good evening caller. >> caller: thank you commissioners. particularly president cohen. i appreciate the opportunity to talk. i want to tell you a brief little story and then give you suggestion. i worked in the tenderloin for a while. there was a time where we had in the tenderloin these yellow bricks painted on to the ground.
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it demarcated a safe passage for kids to get from one place to the next -- school, after school programs and the like. it has been up for a while. people gotten used to it. not really paid much attention, may be. i got to see a kid skipping down the yellow brick road, careful to get from brick to brick and there was that joy that you see when kids are around. that pathway goes directly through -- it's on the path of that corridor. that's the epicenter for the tenderloin drug market. i agree what the chief said. i gone to the police meetings i heard about it moving to
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seventh. your daily experience is not bad. the daily experience walking through there is that it actually is not reduced. i believe there may be connections. of course, it doesn't feel reduced. not four weeks ago a young boy was walking with his young sister and their youngest on the way to the tenderloin community school on that same passage. they were attacked. everyone was aghast and shocked. but it is our daily experience there in the tenderloin. let me tell you where the police got it right. >> clerk: thank you caller. president cohen, that is the end of public comment.
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>> president cohen: to the last caller, i will be interested hearing what the police got it right. perhaps you could e-mail us the rest of your public comment. we can get it read in the record. very interesting commentary. >> clerk: there's another public comment that just came in now. >> president cohen: let's see what this person has to say. >> clerk: good evening caller, you have two minutes. >> caller: thank you. i'm long-winded. >> president cohen: you are. >> caller: i'm going to keep it tight. when we were dealing with a heavy part of this right out of covid. what the captain did is deploy more officers during the time kids were walking to school in the morning and coming back at
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night and watch the dealers scatter was amazing. that clear path created. with the community officer on foot patroller day -- every day and every night. things are changing and there's an opportunity. when you have this conversation about open drug dealing in the tenderloin, please take a look at the street level drug dealing task force recommendations. we paid $200,000 for it. it should be considered as you all are thinking about it. i'll reach out to others about the community meeting you guys talked about last week. i got some opportunities for you. i will send that e-mail. thank you chief for doing what you can. thank you commissioners. >> president cohen: thank you. time is up. thank you.
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>> clerk: that is the end of public comment. >> president cohen: let's go to the executive director. thank you. >> good evening. let me start with our statistics here. we are currently at 678 cases that have been open so far this year. this time last year we were at 699. we closed 765 cases so far this year and currently our docket is 71 cases. be-- we sustained 41 cases which is up from the amount last year which was 37. we have 20 cases who's investigations have gone beyond the nine month period. that's down from this time last
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year. we have mediated 36 cases so far this year. of the cases, of the 20 cases that have investigations that have exceeded nine months, 18 cases are toll cases. we currently have nine cases that are pending with the police commission. we are awaiting six case decisions for chief decisions. in terms of what has gone on this week and the cases that have come in the office are 11 cases which is a total of 14 different allegations, 36% of those allegations involve issuing a citation without cause, 36% of those cases were for officer behaving or speaking inappropriately, allegedly. nine% of the allegations were
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for officer displaying threatening, intimidating and harassing behavior. the types of cases were for involved traffic stops, parking citations and one of the cases was for an allegation of an officer making racist comments. by breakdown for the districts, these cases came from three of those cases were from northern station. all of those cases involve allegations of an officer behaving or speaking inappropriately to a civilian. in the tenderloin, two cases came in and those were for the citation without cause and one for harassing behavior. there was a case out of southern station as well. in terms of the audit this week, we had our exit conference for
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the dgo8.10 audit. that was today. the goal is for d.p.a. to provide their final draft to the police department next week for response to the reports recommendation. the draft was submitted today to sfpd and next week is the response based on the recommendations within the report. as a reminder this report is on first amendment activity. the previous report was for use of force. this week, we had our quarterly meeting with the coalition. the coalition is an organization that we put together at d.p.a. for all of the oversight, agencies that exist in the state of california. we meet quarterly. this meeting was attended by the president of an organization.
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also co-presenting at this week's meeting was executive director oakland community police report. the other presentation was for local officials and their staff on sheriff and oversight. many of the agencies in the state also do oversight with the sheriff as well. conversation for upcoming meetings are 1421 strategy and management. also we have for the monthly report, a heavy august statistics. that i will present. in august the d.p.a. received 67 complaints which was an increase 29% from the same period last year but a decrease of 5% today. total cases received at that time was 529 and of those 67
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cases they involve a total of 169 allegations. i won't break them down. they are filed and available on our website. also in the september statistics, we received 63 complaints which in that month was an increase of 24% from the same period last year. a decrease of 5% year to date from the previous year. total cases in september cumulatively were 595. of the 63 cases that were collected in september, they involved total of 119 allegations which are also broken down on our website and available as well. i think we last month, i wanted to mention this for october. i think we brought this issue out at the last police
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commission. in october, we disclosed over 2000 pages of documents for 1421. that's the largest disclosure that we ever had in a particular month. i wanted to articulate that and point it out. we were talking about it last month. the issue came up i believe in public comment that the disclosures had slowed down. if they have, it is not at d.p.a. currently, we released over 32,000 pages for 1421 records to the public. since the law has gone into effect. there are no cases in closed session with d.p.a. currently on the call with me in case there are issues to be followed up upon one of our senior investigators steve ball. if anyone has any further questions or like to get into
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contact with d.p.a. directly, website i believe that concludes my presentation. i'm available if anyone has questions. >> president cohen: thank you. >> clerk: commissioner hamasaki?
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if you like to make public comment regarding d.p.a. report please dial star 3 at this time. vice president elias, there's no public comment. line item 6 is commission report. commission reports will be limited to a brief description of activities and announcements. commission discussion will be limited to determining whether to calendar any of the issues raised for a future commission meeting. commission president's report, commissioner's reports and commission announcements and scheduling of items identified for consideration at future commission meetings.
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>> vice president elias: we had a productive meeting with the chief and staff. we hope to have ready for the full commission the first or second week of december for approval. that's what i have to report this week. any other commissioners have anything to report. we'll start with commissioner hamasaki? >> commissioner hamasaki: i look forward to seeing the report. as folks know, i've been working with the coalition been pretty much everybody involved. pedestrian, bike, traffic safety around trying to figure out how
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to reduce racial disparities in traffic stops and searches. i believe the coalition will be reaching out to the chief and president cohen to set up a next steps meeting. i think that's going to be taking off and how we're going to format that will be part of the next we had a meeting this morning. that's what's on my plate right now. thank you. >> vice president elias: thank you. commissioner byrne? >> commissioner byrne: two things to report. commissioner yee and i are meeting with chief scott on friday. concerning the upcoming
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discussion on the open drug dealing in the tenderloin. last saturday i had an opportunity -- the captain met with me 1:00. earlier there was a small demonstration over to city hall in demonstrating their concern of the open drug dealing that is going on in the tenderloin. i spent four hours down in the tenderloin. i walked the beat with two wonderful officers. we stayed in the middle of the street in front of the apartment building, which is the real epicenter. enough time was spent there they
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moved around the corner. police got a call for service to go there. we went there and then they scattered again. during the week the captain put a command van at the corner of turk and hyde as a result, that corner was actually clear and walked. it's the best i've seen it. it is indeed a cat and mouse type of thing. the officers need to be commended. lot of the time we stopped to see people clearly addicted to drugs. make sure they were awake and talking so that emergency services needed to be called.
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it's safety with respect in san francisco. they were trying to keep residents in san francisco city safe. it was a thoroughly -- i must say, enjoyable because i saw the difference those officers were making and how much more things were done. we can take that part of the city for its residents. >> vice president elias: commiss ioner byrne do you attribute the improvement to the actual officers out there on the street patrolling? >> commissioner byrne: yes, it's clear. you have ex-felons that are no longer addicted to drugs. coming up and complimenting the
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officers. it is amazing the welcome. when i walked around, not the first time i done this -- the idea of taking this area back, which has a huge amount of children. of course, you see two lovely parks with swings and slides with no children, it's absolutely devastating. because of what's going on. a child we saw, a saw a mother holding her hand, she had to put her arm around her. for fear even holding her hand, the child would not be safe. there is life in the tenderloin despite what goes on, it's a vibrant community. it's full of life.
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people need to be able -- at least during the day -- to walk the street without the fear of somebody coming up. the idea that they scatter as the chief pointed out when you show up, that's fine. many of them not from the city. they come in peddle this fentanyl to the people. it was enough lifting experience for me once again. >> vice president elias: i look forward to the presentations that you requested to be agendized. >> commissioner byrne: we're going to talk about statistics and deployment. niese are -- these are important
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things. this area has seen the greatest rise in gun violence this year. it's a much smaller condensed area. i think that the police commission, police department need to make a statement so most people who come and peddle this poison, that we are here. we don't want you here. we want to do it in a respectful manner to the local residents. what what i have seen so far, down there, i been going down there, i usually driver there three times a week and sometimes four. seeing it, i'm seeing greater police presence. i commend the captain placing that van there. it makes a statement to the neighbors that we do care.
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that corner was the best i've seen so far. there's still dealing going on leavenworth street between golden gate and church. it's unbelievable. >> vice president elias: i look forward to hearing the solutions. >> commissioner byrne: the presence alone, uniformed officers on their feet, definitely makes a difference. i have noticed it now, definitely does make a difference. again, people -- the idea that the officers check to see their well-being. it's to be commended. they are -- you don't know when you go up to them because they
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are asleep. are they o.d. the officer has to approach them. look, are you awake. if they do not respond, they may be their last breath on this planet. that's what they do. they go up and do that, it's very important. these people hopefully will be able to deal better with their addiction. everybody in life deserves a second chance. so do those poor people. >> vice president elias: commiss ioner yee? >> commissioner yee: i want to echo the commissioner. in chinatown area, -- i'm
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looking forward going down there to the tenderloin. i used to work out in that area. i know what it's like out there. it's a challenge. now it's ten fold with the rise of the fentanyl and the drug dealing. may be we can have other solutions than this buy bust. i'm looking forward to talking to the chief on that. i wanted to tell vice president cindy elias, you missed our marine -- [ indiscernible ] it's a beautiful day. it's nice and clear. i know you probably had other pressing things to do. went on a tour with sergeant keith matthews. he explained that the obligation
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that the city and county is for. looking at technologies they do use is very eye opening. it's similar to like air traffic controller. it's on the seas. it's been great investment for us and the city. may be we should have 24-hour and around the clock. they do manage it very well. since you don't hear too much from them. they are doing a job. excellent job keeping us safe. i won't go too far in that. i ask that if anybody interested in going on a ride there, it will be nice to make sure that
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the way -- make sure there's no white caps out there when you do go. i'm looking forward to meeting with the chief on this coming friday. that ends my report. by the way, we also was invited to meet our new city attorney,
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david chu. we wish him the best and looking forward to working with him and the police commission. thank you. >> vice president elias: thank you commissioner yee taking it for the team. i appreciate your effort to go there. >> commissioner yee: let's give them a call and probably book a time and date when they can come by. >> that's a fantastic idea. sergeant youngblood and sergeant reynolds make a note please.
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>> president cohen: i want to make a brief statement. we will be sending an invitation to supervisor stefan to discuss with us piece of legislation that is going to be heard and voted on in the board of supervisors' coming the first of the year in january 2022. that's all i have at this time. sergeant reynolds, we can take public comment. >> good evening caller, you have two minutes. >> caller: i wanted to specific to mr. byrne's report. i wanted to highlight another portion of the findings of the iron law prohibition.
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specifically, i wanted to talk about popular -- hard liquor. it has a parallel -- marijuana, also found too troublesome to smuggle across borders, much higher potency. as we suggest, we might have an easy solution of more policing or more police officers in these
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specific sections, that might make us safer. i ask the police commission to consider whether or not their actions are causing this crises on our streets and whether as you can demonstrate, those actions are causing our society to be more dangerous and causing these substances to be in use rather than the less potent substances that will be safer. as we consider mr. byrne's suggestion that it might be easy with the simple reallocation of police personnel, i ask to consider whether or not it might be impossible and doing so might be dangerous. thank you. >> thank you. that concludes public comment.
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>> president cohen: thank you very much. next item. >> clerk: item 7, presentation of the firearm discharge review board and incustody death review board findings and recommendations, third quarter, 2021 report, discussion. >> good evening.
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in the 3rd quarter of 2021, there were no cases presented. 3rd quarter 2021, following cases were reviewed -- [ indiscernible ] officers responded to neiman marcus. officers recorded the suspect to
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place his hands behind his back. he refused. officers went to handcuff the suspect. when he went down on his left side, flex cuffs were placed. the suspect was immediately placed in position of recovery, and then walks to their patrol car. officers requested -- while walking to their patrol car, the suspect was placed on the ground. officers began cpr. medics arrive the and took over cpr. the suspect was transported to spmc where he was pronounced dead five days later by the staff. the recommendations to the chief
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of police is in policy. in summary on july 30, 2015, officers were dispatched to san francisco and richardson street when the parties involved fighting as one chased the other. officers met with one party confirming the suspects. officers drove eastbound. the suspect attacked her, thrown her to the ground and began punching her in the face. the passenger officer came for assistance and also thrown to the ground. both officers got to their feet, fought with the suspect and repeatedly commanded him to stop. the suspect ordered officers to
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shoot him. the suspect walked eastbound as officers reported him to stop. the suspect walked to the international house of pancakes where he banged his fist on the glass door. the suspect was ordered to the ground but did not comply. the suspect placed both his hand in his pocket as if he was reaching for something. the officer commanded him to the ground. the suspect ignored all demands and continued eastbound lombard. he place the his left arm under
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his torso. due to the suspect's size, flex cuffs were used. the suspect continued to resist by rocking his body and flailing his leg. the suspect was monitored with no indication of a medical emergency. the suspect was placed into a position of recovery and the hobble was removed. officers could perform chest compressions and the suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene. last case, on january 5, 2019. an individual came to the tenderloin police station requesting -- at 8:00 p.m.,
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officers were at cpmc on an unrelated matter. officers believe he was going to be influenced of a narcotic stimulus. officers observed the suspect to become ring aand paced the hallway. the suspect approached an officer telling him you have to fight me. the suspect grabbed the officer's shirt and vest. the suspect was taken to the ground in handcuffs.
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the e.r. doctor asked doctors to escort him off the premise. the suspect was based on an -- the suspect was placed in position of recovery but no pulse was found. recommendation to chief of police is in policy. this grid identifies the status
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of the current open investigations. the one that i would bring your attention to will be third, fifth and sixth lines. those will be presented a they fall under the fourth. as it stands now, there are no open in custody death investigations. i believe that concludes the presentation. >> president cohen: thank you very much for that presentation. very informative. do you have any questions? commissioner hamasaki and then commissioner byrne. >> commissioner hamasaki: thank you president cohen. i feel like i know this, i can't recall, is there any independent
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agency that review these deaths? do d.p.a. review them or is there any way where the public can have can haves there's a mutual party reviewing these. >> is there an external entity that's assisting in the investigation? not that i'm aair of. >> in respond to that, we had the same comments for a child while. we have been raising the issue of transitioning serious and into review. we goes beyond to look at all uses of force including weapons
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used and we think is best practices. we talked about it in the past. i wanted to -- >> the expanded version includes the captain of the treasury division. that is at training piece within the organization that will be part of that discussion is that they were trained.
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i thought that was the presentation that myself and the chief mentioned the expansion of the report. that is in process. >> we do still have work to do. i don't think we're that far off. i want to ask you as well as far as the information. of course the medical examiner's office investigate the cause of death and there are depending on where that goes. if the call is a factor and it's a political political.
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if it's a medical by cause of death, the medical examiner would determine that as well. we have to wait for on the medical examiner before we can arrive at what the cause of death is. if it involve -- that can trigger another serious of events and get the turn -- >> i wanted to make sure that everything -- [ indiscernible ]
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>> with these cases in particular, d.p.a. doesn't have jurisdiction in the current charter for custody -- just to clarify for everyone knows what we're talking about. >> something to think about. >> president cohen: commissioner byrne? >> commissioner byrne: commander ford. do you know the cause of death for these three individuals? >> it's interesting that you mention that. i can say that laws some -- i i
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can say that at least all three were methamphetamine use i won't paint it a -- methamphetamine was determining cause p.p.p. >> president cohen: anyone else like to ask a question? does the record not indicate exactly what the cause of death was? >> it does. first case it says manner of accident.
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same with the third one where you have coit. there are some other ones. -- there was a lot on board.
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>> president cohen: okay. i want to talk about -- there doesn't seem to be lot of detail when the subject was subdued when he was discovered not to have a pulse. this is filed with 15-003. he had just been very active. with details like this would this be necessary to determine if an incustody death was in policy? >> every aspect falls in that category. >> president cohen: in 19-001 more clear what caused the suspect to come. open investigations? >> just a side note, on lombard
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and pierce. he was about 5'8", they interest -- his weight played a huge role. he was a huge guy. he had huge risk. i remember this case personally. i knew people who were involved. i remember the commentary that it was met pretty -- he was a big guy. >> president cohen: i think it will be helpful if you guys
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include the cause of death in the summary? >> i will make note of that. >> president cohen: i think it will make more sense knowing the cause of death. >> president cohen: all right, i'm seeing nothing in the chat. >> clerk: if you like to make public comment. please dial tar 3 now. there is no public comment. >> president cohen: great, thank you. thank you, commander. we appreciate you. >> line item 8.
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adjournment. action item. >> president cohen: motion to adjourn? >> motion. >> second. >> president cohen: all right. thank you very much for your service today. we are adjourned.
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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
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low rider down the street. it is an experience that you can't have anywhere else in san francisco. [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪] >> district nine is a in the southeast portion of the city. we have four neighborhoods that i represent. st. mary's park has a completely unique architecture. very distinct feel, and it is a very close to holly park which is another beautiful park in san francisco. the bernal heights district is unique in that we have the hell which has one of the best views in all of san francisco. there is a swinging hanging from a tree at the top. it is as if you are swinging over the entire city. there are two unique aspects. it is considered the fourth chinatown in san francisco.
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sixty% of the residents are of chinese ancestry. the second unique, and fun aspect about this area is it is the garden district. there is a lot of urban agriculture and it was where the city grew the majority of the flowers. not only for san francisco but for the region. and of course, it is the location in mclaren park which is the city's second biggest park after golden gate. many people don't know the neighborhood in the first place if they haven't been there. we call it the best neighborhood nobody has ever heard our. every neighborhood in district nine has a very special aspect. where we are right now is the mission district. the mission district is a very special part of our city. you smell the tacos at the [speaking spanish] and they have the best latin pastries. they have these shortbread cookies with caramel in the
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middle. and then you walk further down and you have sunrise café. it is a place that you come for the incredible food, but also to learn about what is happening in the neighborhood and how you can help and support your community. >> twenty-fourth street is the birthplace of the movement. we have over 620 murals. it is the largest outdoor public gallery in the country and possibly the world. >> you can find so much political engagement park next to so much incredible art. it's another reason why we think this is a cultural district that we must preserve. [♪♪♪] >> it was formed in 2014. we had been an organization that had been around for over 20 years. we worked a lot in the neighborhood around life issues. most recently, in 2012, there were issues around gentrification in the neighborhood. so the idea of forming the cultural district was to help
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preserve the history and the culture that is in this neighborhood for the future of families and generations. >> in the past decade, 8,000 latino residents in the mission district have been displaced from their community. we all know that the rising cost of living in san francisco has led to many people being displaced. lower and middle income all over the city. because it there is richness in this neighborhood that i also mentioned the fact it is flat and so accessible by trip public transportation, has, has made it very popular. >> it's a struggle for us right now, you know, when you get a lot of development coming to an area, a lot of new people coming to the area with different sets of values and different culture. there is a lot of struggle between the existing community and the newness coming in. there are some things that we do to try to slow it down so it doesn't completely erase the
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communities. we try to have developments that is more in tune with the community and more equitable development in the area. >> you need to meet with and gain the support and find out the needs of the neighborhoods. the people on the businesses that came before you. you need to dialogue and show respect. and then figure out how to bring in the new, without displacing the old. [♪♪♪] >> i hope we can reset a lot of the mission that we have lost in the last 20 years. so we will be bringing in a lot of folks into the neighborhoods pick when we do that, there is a demand or, you know, certain types of services that pertain more to the local community and working-class. >> back in the day, we looked at mission street, and now it does not look and feel anything like mission street. this is the last stand of the latino concentrated arts,
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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. [♪♪♪] >> my name is holly i'm been
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in enterprise software training for 10 years that expired film and art and voice-over week work and all kinds of work. >> i'm jane a program director for the state of california i have the privilege of working on special technology projects for the depth of the technology a passion for helping people and a passion for doing work that makes a difference and makes me feel good at night and i think about what i did today and helping every single person in the city as. >> a technology professional a need for more women and more women in leadership roles the diversity and the leadership pipeline is an area that needs a little bit of love.
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>> a lot of love. >> a whole lost love. >> i'll contribute for the change for women's equality by showing up and demonstrating that the face of success schizophrenia came come in a variety of corresponds. >> they're a lot of roadblocks for san francisco when it comes to our proposition and finding a play for information that has how to start and grow management so we started to build the san francisco business portal not just consults or the taxpayers and voters they're actually customers we are the government serving the consumers in our neighborhood i point to at least one best that i personally touched with one way or another and makes me feel good about the
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projects like the business portal and in embarking on this new exciting journey of finding better and efficient ways to deliver services to san franciscans i sit through a lot of senior management meetings i'm the only woman in the room i know that our c i o is tried to recruit for women and a male dominated environment. >> i've felt unbounded and inspired to pursue a lot of things over time i recognize to be cricked in ways i didn't anticipate you know i've followed the calling but now put me in a position to spend most of my time doing things i love this is the whole point; right? you
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ought to feel inspired in our work and found opportunities to have you're work put you in service for others and happy doing what you're spending so much time. >> my father was a journalist lift and my mom a teacher when we finally decided to give up their lives because of me and now i actually get to serve the city and county of san francisco it makes me feel really, really good not this didn't happen overnight i've worked my entire life to get to this point and much more to learn and i have a lot of changes ahead. >> really think about what moves you what you're pat's about and trust that you are sufficient and enough where you
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are to begin and then is her that you are being tenacious about getting to the next place in the evolution but by all means start with you are and know that's enough >> we broke ground in december of last year. we broke ground the day after sandy hook connecticut and had a moment of silence here. it's really great to see the silence that we experienced then and we've
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experienced over the years in this playground is now filled with these voices. >> 321, okay. [ applause ] >> the park was kind of bleak. it was scary and over grown. we started to help maclaren park when we found there wasn't any money in the bond for this park maclaren. we spent time for funding. it was expensive to raise money for this and there were a lot of delays. a lot of it was just the mural, the sprinklers and we didn't have any grass. it was that bad. we worked on sprinkler heads and grass and we fixed everything. we worked hard collecting everything.
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we had about 400 group members. every a little bit helped and now the park is busy all week. there is people with kids using the park and using strollers and now it's safer by utilizing it. >> maclaren park being the largest second park one of the best kept secrets. what's exciting about this activation in particular is that it's the first of many. it's also representation of our city coming together but not only on the bureaucratic side of things. but also our neighbors, neighbors helped this happen. we are thrilled that today we are seeing the fruition of all that work in this city's open space. >> when we got involved with this park there was a broken swing set and half of -- for
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me, one thing i really like to point out to other groups is that when you are competing for funding in a hole on the ground, you need to articulate what you need for your park. i always point as this sight as a model for other communities. >> i hope we continue to work on the other empty pits that are here. there are still a lot of areas that need help at maclaren park. we hope grants and money will be available to continue to improve this park to make it shine. it's a really hidden jewel. a lot of people don't know it's here.
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>> shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses, and challenges residents to do their shopping within the 49 square miles of san francisco. by supporting local services in our neighborhood, we help san francisco remain unique, successful, and vibrant. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> i am the owner of this restaurant. we have been here in north beach over 100 years. [speaking foreign language] [♪♪♪]
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>> growing up in san francisco has been way safer than growing up other places we we have that bubble, and it's still that bubble that it's okay to be whatever you want to. you can let your free flag fry
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-- fly here. as an adult with autism, i'm here to challenge people's idea of what autism is. my journey is not everyone's journey because every autistic child is different, but there's hope. my background has heavy roots in the bay area. i was born in san diego and adopted out to san francisco when i was about 17 years old. i bounced around a little bit here in high school, but i've always been here in the bay. we are an inclusive preschool, which means that we cater to emp. we don't turn anyone away. we take every child regardless of race, creed, religious or
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ability. the most common thing i hear in my adult life is oh, you don't seem like you have autism. you seem so normal. yeah. that's 26 years of really, really, really hard work and i think thises that i still do. i was one of the first open adoptions for an lgbt couple. they split up when i was about four. one of them is partnered, and one of them is not, and then my biological mother, who is also a lesbian. very queer family. growing up in the 90's with a queer family was odd, i had the bubble to protect me, and here, i felt safe. i was bullied relatively infrequently. but i never really felt isolated or alone. i have known for virtually my entire life i was not suspended, but kindly asked to not ever bring it up again in
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first grade, my desire to have a sex change. the school that i went to really had no idea how to handle one. one of my parents is a little bit gender nonconforming, so they know what it's about, but my parents wanted my life to be safe. when i have all the neurological issues to manage, that was just one more to add to it. i was a weird kid. i had my core group of, like, very tight, like, three friends. when we look at autism, we characterize it by, like, lack of eye contact, what i do now is when i'm looking away from the camera, it's for my own comfort. faces are confusing. it's a lack of mirror neurons in your brain working properly to allow you to experience empathy, to realize where somebody is coming from, or to realize that body language means that. at its core, autism is a social
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disorder, it's a neurological disorder that people are born with, and it's a big, big spectrum. it wasn't until i was a teenager that i heard autism in relation to myself, and i rejected it. i was very loud, i took up a lot of space, and it was because mostly taking up space let everybody else know where i existed in the world. i didn't like to talk to people really, and then, when i did, i overshared. i was very difficult to be around. but the friends that i have are very close. i click with our atypical kiddos than other people do. in experience, i remember when i was five years old and not wanting people to touch me because it hurt. i remember throwing chairs because i could not regulate my
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own emotions, and it did not mean that i was a bad kid, it meant that i couldn't cope. i grew up in a family of behavioral psychologists, and i got development cal -- developmental psychology from all sides. i recognize that my experience is just a very small picture of that, and not everybody's in a position to have a family that's as supportive, but there's also a community that's incredible helpful and wonderful and open and there for you in your moments of need. it was like two or three years of conversations before i was like you know what? i'm just going to do this, and i went out and got my prescription for hormones and started transitioning medically, even though i had already been living as a male. i have a two-year-old. the person who i'm now married to is my husband for about two years, and then started gaining
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weight and wasn't sure, so i went and talked with the doctor at my clinic, and he said well, testosterone is basically birth control, so there's no way you can be pregnant. i found out i was pregnant at 6.5 months. my whole mission is to kind of normalize adults like me. i think i've finally found my calling in early intervention, which is here, kind of what we do. i think the access to care for parents is intentionally confusing. when i did the prospective search for autism for my own child, it was confusing. we have a place where children can be children, but it's very confusing. i always out myself as an adult with autism.
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i think it's helpful when you know where can your child go. how i'm choosing to help is to give children that would normally not be allowed to have children in the same respect, kids that have three times as much work to do as their peers or kids who do odd things, like, beach therapy. how do -- speech therapy. how do you explain that to the rest of their class? i want that to be a normal experience. i was working on a certificate and kind of getting think early childhood credits before i started working here, and we did a section on transgender inclusion, inclusion, which is a big issue here in san francisco because we attract lots of queer families, and the teacher approached me and said i don't really feel comfortable or qualified to talk about this from, like, a cisgendered straight person's perspective, would you mind talking a little bit with your own experience, and i'm like absolutely.
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so i'm now one of the guest speakers in that particular class at city college. i love growing up here. i love what san francisco represents. the idea of leaving has never occurred to me. but it's a place that i need to fight for to bring it back to what it used to be, to allow all of those little kids that come from really unsafe environments to move somewhere safe. what i've done with my life is work to make all of those situations better, to bring a little bit of light to all those kind of issues that we're still having, hoping to expand into a little bit more of a resource center, and this resource center would be more those new parents who have gotten that diagnosis, and we want to be this one centralized place that allows parents to breathe for a second. i would love to empower from the bottom up, from the kid level, and from the top down, from the teacher level. so many things that i would love to do that are all about changing people's minds about certain chunts, like the
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transgender community or the autistic community. i would like my daughter to know there's no wrong way to go through life. everybody experiences pain and grief and sadness, and that all of those things are temporary.
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>> call 415-655-0001 and you will be in the meeting as a participant. if your line is on mute, you will be allowed two minutes to speak. calls are taken in the order receive. speak slowly and clearly and turn down the volume of your
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television. i would like to note that commissioner ronen is present and that concludes my announcements. >> great. thank you. madam clerk. please call the next item. >> approval of resolution findings of the meeting under california government code section 74953. this is an action item. >> great. we have our attorney here to speak on this. who is here to speak on this? >> this is your attorney neal parish. just as reminder, we did have to cancel the meeting we attempted to hold last week due to technical problem was the comment line. we are starting over with this item. approval of resolution under ab361 to allow the timma committee meeting to continue to
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be held via teleconference meetings under the special rules of 361 just for the committee. the tim maboard will have their own resolution. this is what you have adopted as the board of supervisors and if you have any questions, i can answer them. >> great. thank you. i do not see any questions from my colleagues. is there any members of the public to speak on item 2? >> yes, we have two callers. members of the public commenting on item 2. hello, caller, your two minutes
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begins now. >> i am not sure if i am the person unmuted. i would like to speak as to access to the island the toll charged for recreational users i am not sure the that is item 2, 3 or 5. if so, please let me speak. >> we are not speaking on that item at this time. >> i will mute my phone and wait until item number 5, public comment. do i need to hit star 3 again? >> if your hand is raised continuously you will be called for every item that comes. lower your hand at this time and when the time comes to speak, raise your hand at that time.
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>> i will make note you are waiting to speak on item 5. that is the only time i will call on you. >> thank you. >> hello, caller, we are accepting public comment for item 2. if you would like to speak your two minutes begins now. >> i am waiting for item 5. i will go back to mute. thank you. >> okay. >> there is no public comment for this item, chair.
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>> thank you for calling in. i hope you can call later. we will close public comment. i will make a motion to approve item 2. can we have a roll call. second? mandelman. roll call vote, please. >> on item 2. resolution. commissioner haney. >> aye. >> commissioner mandelman. >> aye. >> commissioner ronen. >> aye. >> this is approved. item 3. approval of minutes for the september 21, 2021 meeting. action item. >> any comments on the meeting. public comment on the minutes?
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>> no public comment. >> all right. public comment is now closed. i want to make a motion to approve the minutes. second? second mandelman. thank you. >> roll call vote, please. >> commissioner haney. >> aye. >> commissioner mandelman. >> aye. >> commissioner ronen. >> aye. >> there are three ayes. the minutes are approved. >> you need to please call item 4. >> update. this is a resolution item. >> welcome. mr. cordova. >> hi, this is donna waldman.
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>> i did that again. welcome, ms. waldman. i apologize. deputy director for capital projects. >> thank you. we are excited to provide an update on planning updates for treasure island ferry service today. the service we will go over today is looking at starting in -- service plan, then we will go over the peer service research we have been doing. early analysis leading to a fare proposal and planning for electric infrastructure. timma is to launch in 2024.
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ferry service will scale population as new housing continues to be built. developer is finalizing plans for interim service for next year. they will provide update in the following few meetings and kevin griffith is here today to answer questions if need be. these numbers provide baseline for our service planning work we will go over in the following slides. peak periods were anticipated to drive service demand, recreational midday are to be significant for those traveling to the sports field and ride bikes. this when participate to timing
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of service through the day and week. detail demand increases for recreational service and seesnal -- seasonal changes here. it is to be significant. recreational trips contribute to this. increase of 3% in 2025, 18% by 2024. summer weekend are to see a 40% increase over the average demand. based on these estimates, it is to be served by single small vessel 30 to 40 minute round trips. by 2035 demand is expected to increase where more frequent trips will be required necessitating an additional vessel. for 2025 includes a number of options. we will take into account demand
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and cost of operations in order to make this decision. ultimate service is frequent and utilize electric vessels that you can see at the bottom of the screen. art part of the peer study we reviewed similar service u.s. and a broad. useful insights on fair rates recovery. inter lining multiple the boats in connection to multi-modal hubs lead to more successful service. treasure island is well positioned. we have started to collect information and contact analysis to determine if the proposed fare rates and recovery
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statistics. fares are above bus fares. to oakland it is reduced. that is to expire next year. not listed is nyc ferry which set their fare same as bus and subway 2.50. they are a one-fare town. you can see the fare box recovery rating. there is a wide range for fare box recovery. we are taking this into account as we propose the rate for the treasure island service. we are considering other pricing schools on the island. proposed toll of $5 is under fine discussion. we are considering this, existing muni bus fair of 2.50
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and pass of $150 per month. timma is working to plan and develop electrical charging on the island. we are considering how treasure island fits into the long-term vision for the bay area. it has potential to drive down the costs and expand access points for riders. we are working on federal grants to fund procurement of charging infrastructure and vessels. over the next few plans we plan to refine these service plans and rate recommendations. it will consider subsidies and operational costs which depend on boat type, crew size and operation. we hope to establish a service agreement in spring of 2022. with that i am happy to take
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questions. >> thank you for your work and for being with us. i have a question i didn't ask last time we had this conversation about whether we are considering any sort of fare discounts for current residents and what the thinks is. i know the initial private carrier is at $5 available to everyone. i got questions about that. for the long-term are we considering potential affordability passes? anything specifically for residents? >> i see rachel has logged on.
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she will take that question. >> yes, we do recommend discounts for residents on transit fares. that is through the discounted transit pass. timma board adopted it earlier in the year. residents of market rate homes will be purchasing transit passes through their homeowner dues to provide unlimited access to all transit serving the island. we recommended and the board adopted a discount version of this pass for any resident including residents in below market rate housing as well as workers that a discount. 50% hasn't been adopted.
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we recommend as a starting point because that is consistent with the start programming and the muni existing lifeline discount. >> great. there will be a transit pass for residents to cover a broad variety of things including integrating with the ferry when this all comes into being. not specific dedicated reductions on the ferry itself but transit passes available to residents. great. that makes sense. >> no questions or comments from colleagues. open to public comment, please. >> members of the public we are taking calls at this time for item 4.
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ferry service planning updates. information item. we are taking comments for item number 4. >> hello. caller. use two minutes begins now. >> organizing committee member and business owner. note on the slide about the interim ferry service starting next year. i won't to know who is going -- what is the cost of that and will that be covered or reduce the amount of subsidies developers are committed to over the next five to 10 years? >> your comment? >> yes, it is.
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>> no more public comment. >> thank you. public comment is now closed. i think that is an important question if somebody can answer that in terms of the private ferry and how that is being funded and if you could say more about that. i know that it is going to be launching in january and where can people find information about it? what can we say about that? i was out there last weekend. the city officials and others including the mayor went over to treasure island and they said it was a six minute ride that is impressive how quickly you can get over there. that is really exciting. can you say about the private ferry and funding structure and more information about that?
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>> invite kevin griffin to speak to that from ticd. >> good morning, commissioners. i can clarify that the interim ferry is 100% sponsored and subsidized by ticd and will not diminish the remaining obligations going forward. this is in addition to responsibilities to support the program after the launch of the permanent service to fill in the gap until the permanent service can be up. >> five dollars. this is something that i think i will be personally happy to see.
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we didn't expect the ferry service that quickly. i will watch closely to make sure it is accessible to residents. i hope we use this time to learn and to track and study how it all goes. thank you all for that. i don't have any further questions or comments on my end. this is an informational item. thank you so much everyone for your work and presentations. if we can please call item 5. >> item 5. transit toll and discount policy. this is an information item. >> for this we have acting deputy director hyatt. welcome.
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>> you are on mute. >> thank you. my update this morning is on our base toll and discount policy. 10 years ago when the tida board and board of supervisors proved the development agreement they approved the transportation plan for redevelopment. the adopted goals are that half of the trips be made by transit. the new services be financially self-sustaining over the long run. the project definition included new ferry and east bay transit services to add to the services muni will continue to provide. also, included the measures like
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parking management to discourage driving during congested time and provide a committed force of operating revenue for the new transit. those strategies were approved in 2011. the developer has a required contribution for the transportation infrastructure improvements as well as commitment for operating funds to help support the program as the island builds out and until it reaches the full level of demand that is ultimately anticipated. today we provide informational update on our draft recommendations for the base toll policy along with discounts that we recommend for future travelers. we are bringing this to you now because homes are for sale on
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the island now. new homes on yerba buena and they are planned for occupancy next year. we want to make sure that there the information available to folks who are contemplating purchasing those new homes. the overall program itself is timed for launch mid 2024 subject to closing the remaining funding gaps that we have. first day transit will launch with the whole program. that will include the new ferry service, on and off the island to the san francisco ferry including weekends, every half hour to 40 minutes what our plans and funding strategy include. there would be a connection to
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all residential and land uses to ferry terminal. at that terminal is where one could catch the new east bay transit serving downtown oakland to treasure island. that will be in addition to the muni service which will continue. ultimately expand with the further spaces of new -- phases of new development. the transit services and congestion management and the cta are responsible for the ramp on yerba brainna. in preparation for launch in to 24. to be complete next year the west side structure 100% design, multi-use path on the map called
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the west bend project is in design environmental review. all of these things are converging to wards 2024. treasure island is an equity priority community. for that reason timma and previous boards have established a new goal that wasn't included in the 2011 agreement. in the 2011 transportation plan about supporting affordability for the low until residents as well as low income future travelers. in support of that this board adopted in 2019 exemption to the toll for current residents. earlier this year and to the last item discounted transit pass for residents and workers with low incomes.
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then just last march or in september adopted a subsidy for current non-profits and fee services to receive transportation subsidies. what we have today is a proposal for supporting affordability for the future moderate and low income drivers not just residents, but any future moderate and low income traveler on and off the island. a discount and exemption based on income. base toll policy that we are recommending is intended to be generally consistent with the bay bridge peak hours of operation to reduce confusion and rates consistent with past direction and existing pilots such as bay area express lanes
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pilot. what that means specifically is for hours of operation, hours of peak period that are consistent with the bay bridge peak periods. the week day peak periods we propose are the same hours the bay bridge has the peak. the hours of operation for the weekendses are consistent with the ferry service. when the ferry service is available. the proposed rates are consistent at the base left with the titip. in 2011 the titip anticipated the base toll of $5. we are consistent with that. we recommend these discounts. these discounts would be more extensive than the discounts
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launched by the bay area toll authority right now for the express lanes. more expensive in that it is a much greater group of folks eligible for this discount. it would be anyone at 120% of area median income or below. that is the population of those that are eligible for below market rate housing would be eligible for 50% discount unless you are very low income traveler in which case we recommend 100% discount. this would be available to any traveler who has a fast track account. not limited to future residents or workers. any traveler with a fast track act would be eligible for the
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discount they qualify for based on their income. we are going to document all of these recommendations in a revised report. the 2021 version and that will be available very soon. we expect mid-month. we are hosting an open house to answer questions and hear feedback on the proposals and changes in the 2011 on november 17th. you can find the link to that at our website. thank you very much. i look forward to your questions and feedback. >> thank you. i appreciate the presentation and outreach. can you characterize, and i know
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this is sort of built around some of the feedback folks have had. can you characterize feedback you receive and how that impacted the proposal in front of us and also what are some of the ongoing concerns people have as you understand them? >> yes. the feedback that we have heard is around affordability, predominantly. that is the biggest concern. current residents the feedback is i understandna i am a current resident. i will receive an exemption. there is also my family members who maybe live in a different part of the day or there may be a caregiver who comes to the
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island. for those visitors who are low income, you know, the feedback has been that we need to consider other travelers who are low income and want to access the island, not just current residents. similar for workers. the concern is that it is already very difficult to recruit and retain employees on the island because it is already a challenging place to access right now. we don't want more barriers to be able to hire and keep employees, especially low income employees. that is why we propose discounts that are available to any traveler. you don't need to be part of the business affordability program adopted in september. you don't need to be a current resident with the exemption that current residents have.
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this is a discount available to any traveler based on income. >> i am not as familiar how the fast track works. i don't have a car. in terms of qualifying low or moderate income for that would they have to go through a special process? is that automatic with a fast track? how do you make sure this is acceptable to the people who should qualify? >> this is being set up right now for a pilot on the east bay express lanes 880. it will be a new system designed now. this pilot period that they are conducting is a good opportunity to evaluate it and make sure that it is accessible as
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possible. steining up. people would need to sign up for fast track account to receive the discount. if you have already qualified for below market rate housing, if you qualified for the care, for muni lifeline, that is automatically pulled in. if you have already qualified for discount program we use that as proof of eligibility. for folks who haven't qualified oregon through the process to qualify for below market rate housing that is something we need to support. it is the 120% same threshold as what makes you eligible for below market rate housing. that eligibility basis will make
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sure once you qualify for one then we use that as proof that you qualify for this discount as well. you would need to -- the data setting up now would reverify every two years. >> thank you. appreciate that. let's go to public comment on this item. >> again, members of the public. we are taking calls currently for item 5, transit-based toll and discount policy draft recommendations. this is an information item. first caller. >> hello this is ross levin on
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recreational user of treasure island for the last two decades. essentially, listening to this the $5 toll to get on the islands and off the island from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. for nonresident vehicles is disincentive to access the island. this makes access for watersports such as fishing, wind wind surfing creative. according to the 1965 act, they had the jurisdiction to issue or deny permit applications for changing use of land within its jurisdiction. this included treasure island. the bay conservation development commission granted with the
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agreement it would expressly provide for vehicle parking and water access for users of nonmotorized small boats at the north end of the island. treasure island was sand filled with state land and subject to public trust which did not allow residential development. what got to where we are now with settlement of boundary issues with state lands. out come the city and tida develops land for revenue and tax generating uses not normally considered come pattible with public trust in exchange for overall package of public lands for users in san francisco bay plan. it is a private park for residents to good on and off island. no provision for kayakers, officialer men, windsurfers to get to the island with gear or
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to store gear while using the island. thank you. >> hi, this is jack fin. i agree with everything that was said. well spoke wen. charging the public who do not live on there for fishing access is inconsistent with the settlement reached with the state land commission and developers during the entitlement be process. the amount of recreational users is very small percentage compared to the new residents of the island you are building now as developers.
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i am a long time wind surfer and kite border. i would be paying for a toll over the golden gate bridge to go there and the wind comes up in the afternoon. i would be using the island from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the summertime. that is all i had. thank you. >> thank you, caller. your two minutes begins now. >> i had a question on item 4. >> my apologies i did not see your hand raised for item 4. did you want to speak on item 5 at all?
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>> no. >> you can speak on item 4 at the end of public comment. thank you. >> this is steve stallone with the treasure island organizing committee and wine. under item 5 it says the business subsidies have already accrued. we would object to this. it is another instance of trying for months to get information on this. we didn't get it until after it had been presented and voted on in the committee. it ended up the vast majority of businesses on treasure island do not qualify for subsidies. they apply only to nonprofits and food business employees. that leaves out a lot of our
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major businesses and institutions. it seems that the treasure island yacht club with members, they don't qualify. they are not employees. anybody who has boats there will have to pay the full toll. volunteers, catholic charities have to pay the full toll. they are not employees, they are volunteers. clients that keep the motorcycle school alive and wineries don't serve food. we were told this is new information and this needs more thought and we had to have another conversation around that. three days later it was passed by the committee.
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>> thank you, caller. hello, caller. your two minutes begins now. >> this is jim ross ski. the one thing that the staff and timma is hearing several times the presentation of tolls only one way. if adopted this toll would be the only place in the entire bay area or the state where the toll is both directions. five dollars toll is not $5 toll, it is $10 to get on and off the island. i think presenting it as such is not being consistent with
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creating openness with the community. i would like to make sure timma presents the toll as both ways. thank you. >> thank you, caller. hello, caller, your two minutes begins now. >> i am william robertson speaking on behalf of the sailing corporation. we incorporated 1936 to contact the water access to san francisco bay. treasure island is under the idea of state lands commission subject to public trust doctrine which does not allow residential development. the settlement enables the city and county of san francisco, developers to develop a portion of land for revenue, tax
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generation uses and housing in exchange for the overall package of public lands available in the san francisco bay plans under the bay development commission. the committee planned will prioritize these public areas to make available to residents free of charge. treasure island is board sailing, kiting, wing surfing and foiling. we need vehicles to bring our equipment to the water. the winds on the island are at best usually after noon or 1:00 or 2:00 in the afternoon. through until about 8:00 p.m. we would be traveling during the high commute hours. charging the public for what is the public hand is inconsistent with the settlement reached by the state lands committing. the treasure island sailing site
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as well exist to provide under privilege youth access to the water. thank you very much. >> thank you, caller. hello, caller, your two minutes begins now. >> good morning. i am tom gas berry. i am asking the agency to waive the toll for watersports users. it is excessive given that tida provided zero amenities. i have been windsurfing at treasure island for 15 years on the northeast side. it is a popular spot for wind spoke and kayakers. anything that can be carried to the water from your car is used there. the popularity is increasing to climate change. wind has gotten better and worse in other places. the master plan shows that
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watersports park on the right side of that island. current leno facilities at all. if there were a park like that it would be more popular. more people would come to do watersports on the island. as other speakers, mentioned. season april through september. winds come up around noon. we would be coming during the peak travel times. recreationallists are diverse group racially, economically and socially. the entry cost of the sport is low compared to sailboating. there are no routine fees other than the toll. it is not feasible to take transit. i love to take my electric bike everywhere. because of the size equipment boards are 8 to 9 feet long. kayaks over 12 feet long. over 50 pounds. we have wet suits and it is not
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possible to take public transit. thank you for your time. >> thank you, caller. there is no more public comment. >> thank you. public comment is closed. thank you for your participation and feedback. i have a couple questions that came up in the call. why are we charging people both directions? is that accurate? it means if somebody was going to go for a visit to the island they would pay $10, is that correct? >> the toll is both directions. that is correct, yes. that policy is a continuation of what they anticipated it would be both directions and it was readopted by the timma board in 2016 as part of decision making at that time.
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if one does make an on journey during the peak and off journey during the peak, yes, they would pay peak toll both ways. >> just to reiterate for people because we talked about this. when will the toll go into effect? [indiscernable] >> so people there to do recreation or part of those sorts of activities and communities is there anything we are offering to them? what is your response to that? >> so for any low income traveler, 120% area median income and below. 60% of the bay area population would qualify for the discounts we are proposing.
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if you are in the moderate or low income tiles, you qualify for 50%. if you are very low you qualify for exemption. that is any traveler for any trip purpose including recreational trips. >> got it. any questions or comments? this is ongoing conversation and this is informational item today. this is where the thinks is now. what is the process to finalize this? is there any sense what the timeline looks like here? >> we anticipate bringing this back to this body for adoption
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potentially december. there is a december meeting. we want to hold the december event to hear questions and answer questions and take feedback and to make the revised document available for review. then bring back to this body as an item for action. >> great. thank you. any questions or comments from colleagues? i will be engaged in this over the coming weeks and look forward to hearing more from the community on treasure island and the people who visit.
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about 15 employers eligible. they are all non-profits. then the food services. there are two restaurants and market and deli are eligible businesses. if there is an employer or worker not part of that, there is a couple things. one, we do ask tida to consider costs of doing business when negotiating the lease. tida is the leaseholding for all businesses. including the businesses that aren't food services or aren't nonprofit. we ask tida to give consideration to cost of doing business when setting lease terms. in addition, the discount policy we are proposing will be available for any future traveler.
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and for any patron of the businesses or employee of the businesses. >> why is it defined just for those set of businesses and nonprofits. there is a very long standing and thriving winery set of businesses out there. why aren't those defined as food services? >> this is based on the tida guidance of the resident serving businesses on the island. >> just for resident-serving businesses getting this? >> right. >> okay. well, i would imagine that having visited the breweries and wineries they have a strong item that they are serving. every time i have been there
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there have been residents there. i am not sure i agree with that definition. i will follow up about that. we are excluding some long standing businesses from the benefits there. i would like to continue the conversation about that. i am not sure that i support that approach. with that i want to -- this is information item so thank you. madam clerk, please call item 6. >> i just want to make an announce bement. we are still in the middle of the timma committee meeting. item 6 program costs. information item. good morning, chair haney.
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i am a consulting project manager in the timma to present agenda item 6 the program cost and funding strategy. this is an information item. as you know, we have been working to bring the treasure island transportation improvement implementation plan. this is an overview of the cost of the operating components of the timma program. quickly as an overview the capital program is $48.5 million. that includes service programming for transit services, transit pass coordination, infrastructure components of the ferry and toll system as well as program management, outreach and capital contingency.
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on the operating side we are looking at $76 million in the first five years of operations. that is starting in 2024. this includes expenses for transit services, afford ability program and program management. the revenues we expect are also from the full transit fares and developer subsidy of $30 million in those early years until the program gets up to self-sufficient. the operating budget now including the affordability program as i mentioned and operating contingency and reserves. right now we are looking at a self-sufficient efficiency point in 3,000 units.
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>> the $25 million shortfall that you see is going to be subsidized by the developer subsidy. we would put that towards core services, transit services, and a p.d. program fund.
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we are also looking to fund an affordable program and now we're looking at how to fund the reserves and capital contingency. we are also looking to make sure that these figures are correct so we don't over correct for the contingency, so those costs, we're also looking to secure low or no cost financing with public backing or possibly looking to work with the developer to provide subsidy. right now, we project that this program will reach financial
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viability in about six or seven years. next steps, we continue to work with our partner, the regional developers, and the district about ferry vessels and charting infrastructure, caltrans, and we are looking at the congests corridors. we're digging into the infrastructure bill that was just passed and looking at the state transportation funding, as well, and other public and private financing options or a own from so-called patient investors or an infrastructure bank such as m.p.c. or the city of san francisco. and this funding central gee will be located in the titip
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update, and we'll bring remember updates back to the committee. so that concludes my presentation, and i'm happy to take any questions. >> chair haney: thank you for that. i know there's shortfalls in different pieces of this and we're going to have to work together to make sure this is sustainable. is there any public comment on this item? >> clerk: yes, there is. and again, members of the public, we are taking public comment on item number 6, program costs and funding
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strategies. hello, caller. your public comment begins now. >> i'm sorry. i wanted to speak on public comment. >> clerk: okay. hello, caller. your two minutes begins now. >> thank you. [indiscernible] thank you for getting funding for us. we've been trying to get that for two-plus years. the cost of the ferry bus service and the on-line [indiscernible] is only $37 million. as supervisor haney said, you have significant shortfalls. it looks like the developer
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will have to burn through most of their subsidies in the next five years. why not push back implementation and toll -- the financial implementation of all this infrastructure makes sense and subsidize the bus and ferry for the riders for the next five years? thank you. >> clerk: thank you, caller. there are no more callers for item 6. >> chair haney: great. public comment is closed. this is an informational item. thank you so much for this presentation, and i'm looking forward to more discussions about this. madam clerk, can you introduce the next item.
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>> clerk: item 7, introduction of new items. i don't see any commenters on this item. >> chair haney: public comment. >> clerk: we don't need to take public comment because there are no new items introduced. >> chair haney: madam clerk, can you please call public comment. >> clerk: item 8, public comment. hello, caller. your two minutes will begin now. caller? we'll move onto the next. >> hi. ben [indiscernible], treasure island transit agency.
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first, i wanted to thank chair haney for coming out and trying the ferry with us. i wanted to ask some questions about the ferry. the slides we all saw said they would start in 2024, so what will be the frequency of the ferry service, and also, will it be like public transportation, where you have two hours to connect to services, etc., or for example, if i wanted to make a trip into the city for 30 minutes, could i return on the ferry and use my existing pass or is it pay each way, no matter how long you've been in the city? >> clerk: is that it, caller?
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>> yes. >> clerk: okay. will there be a response or should i move onto the next caller? >> chair haney: since this is public comment, we'll move onto the next caller. >> clerk: hi, caller. your two minutes begins now. >> hi. this is steve stallone from the treasure island development committee. [indiscernible] along with other ferries on the bay, and i'm not quite sure how that's going to work.
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i guess my question is, whoever's going to be operating this, that we use union crews. not only because it's the right thing to do to pay our workers good wages, health benefits, retirement benefits, but also the union ferry workers are trained, licensed, able-bodied seamen. and they are trained in safety on the water, which i think is going to be a concern for any of our people using that mode of transportation. so i hope that all the stuff that we've seen so far in the m.o.u. and slides today don't mention union crews at all, i'm
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hoping that will be part of how our ferry system operates. we would have to hate to have to walk the lines at the treasure island terminal, but we really need these to be union jobs. we really have to. >> clerk: thank you, caller. hello, caller. your two minutes begins now. >> jim morowski, treasure island [indiscernible] committee. we've been asking [indiscernible] for this for several years. however, i would urge some of the supervisors to watch some of the outreach sessions that are recorded, given the fact that there's a level of
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frustration, and it's not because timma and sfcta can't doing their job, they can't answer the questions we've been asking for a long period of time, the world has changed, and most of the questions that were gone out to planning were ten years ago, and we need them to understand what the impact of a toll would mean on the business community and the community as a whole. i encourage both tida and the supervisors to make an outreach to the community to understand and really answer the questions, and not look at it through just the [indiscernible] of san francisco planning. they're doing a good job, but
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they simply can't answer the questions the public had, and we'd like the san francisco brs does -- board of supervisors and tida to be close in the background. >> clerk: thank you, caller. hello, caller. your two minutes begin now. >> hello. alita dupree, my pronouns are she and her. i'm going to talk about treasure island because that's what this meeting is about. treasure island is important to me, and i want to see an aspirational sense of building this island community. i mentioned roosevelt island
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because about two months ago, i was in new york, and there's this island called roosevelt island, and it's sandwiched between bronx and queens, and they have a ferry line that i first used about 40 years, and they have a subway and bus station. certainly, an electronically powered ferry system, much like the ferry -- i think it's called the basto ferry -- i think it's in norway, the battery powered ferry between norway and denmark that makes 40 trips a day.
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there shouldn't be a toll barrier. it should be easier to access for residents, but i would like more things to do on treasure island. if there's more thing to see do on treasure island, i'd definitely want to go there and enjoy it more, just like my time at roosevelt island, seeing the f.d.r. park on the southern tip, and they have some good places to eat. so while you won't have a tramway, let's have a treasure island that will bring visitors in to enjoy. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, caller. there are no more callers. >> chair haney: public comment is closed. i did just want to -- there was a question at the beginning about the frequency of the new
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ferry and more details on the ferry and such. is there a place where we can find it without going too far into it now? where can people find information about the timing and the ferry and all of that. >> hi. i think that kevin griffin from trcd is still on the line, and he can speak to that. if not, we will be bringing this item back next month, and we can bring information to you on information that's already publicly available later today so we can make it available for anyone who is interested, but kevin, please feel free to speak up if you're still here. i know it's over time. >> hi, alana and commissioners. i am still here. we are still working on the details, so we don't want to publish a schedule that's inaccurate just yet, but i can
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say that the goal it to run the ferry in 30-minute headways during peak hours and every two hours at nonpeak headways. we don't have the schedule finalized, but we hope to have it finalized in the next six weeks. >> chair haney: and i wanted to make sure it is a union operator. is it a union operator? >> it is. >> chair haney: thank you so much. madam clerk, are there any other items in front of us? >> clerk: no, item 10 is adjournment. >> chair haney: okay. this meeting is adjourned, and i'm guessing you want to have everyone stay on? >> clerk: correct. everyone that's staying on, please stay on. we will begin once sfgovtv confirms that they are ready.
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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
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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. 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.
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[♪♪♪] >> 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, 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
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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 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
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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. >> 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
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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.
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>> i try to start every day not looking at my phone by doing something that is grounding. that is usually meditation. i have a gym set up in my garage, and that is usually breathing and movement and putting my mind towards something else. surfing is my absolute favorite
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thing to do. it is the most cleansing thing that i'm able to do. i live near the beach, so whenever i can get out, i do. unfortunately, surfing isn't a daily practice for me, but i've been able to get out weekly, and it's something that i've been incredibly grateful for. [♪♪♪] >> i started working for the city in 2005. at the time, my kids were pretty young but i think had started school. i was offered a temporarily position as an analyst to work on some of the programs that were funded through homeland security. i ultimately spent almost five years at the health department coordinating emergency
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programs. it was something that i really enjoyed and turned out i was pretty good at. thinking about glass ceiling, some of that is really related to being a mother and self-supposed in some ways that i did not feel that i could allow myself to pursue responsibility; that i accepted treading water in my career when my kids were young. and as they got older, i felt more comfortable, i suppose, moving forward. in my career, i have been asked to step forward. i wish that i had earlier stepped forward myself, and i feel really strongly, like i am 100% the right person for this job. i cannot imagine a harder time to be in this role. i'm humbled and privileged but also very confident. so here at moscone center, this
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is the covid command center, or the c.c.c. here is what we calledun -- call unified command. this is where we have physically been since march, and then, in july, we developed this unified structure. so it's the department of emergency management, the department of public health, and our human services hughesing partners, so primarily the department of homelessness and supportive housing and human services agency. so it's sort of a three-headed command in which we are coordinating and operating everything related to covid response. and now, of course, in this final phase, it's mass vaccination. the first year was before the pandemic was extremely busy. the fires, obviously, that both we were able to provide mutual
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support but also the impact of air quality. we had, in 2018, the worst air quality ten or 11 days here in the city. i'm sure you all remember it, and then, finally, the day the sun didn't come out in san francisco, which was in october. the orange skies, it felt apocalyptic, super scary for people. you know, all of those things, people depend on government to say what's happening. are we safe? what do i do? and that's a lot of what department of emergency management's role is. public service is truly that. it is such an incredible and effective way that we can make change for the most vulnerable. i spend a lot of my day in problem solving mode, so there's a lot of conversations with people making connections,
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identifying gaps in resources or whatever it might be, and trying to adjust that. the pace of the pandemic has been nonstop for 11 months. it is unrelenting, long days, more than what we're used to, most of us. honestly, i'm not sure how we're getting through it. this is beyond what any of us ever expected to experience in our lifetime. what we discover is how strong we are, and really, the depth of our resilience, and i say that for every single city employee that has been working around the clock for the last 11 months, and i also speak about myself. every day, i have to sort of have that moment of, like, okay, i'm really tired, i'm weary, but we've got to keep going. it is, i would say, the biggest
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challenge that i have had personally and professionally to be the best mom that i can be but also the best public certify chant in whatever role i'm in. i just wish that i, as my younger self, could have had someone tell me you can give it and to give a little more nudge. so indirectly, people have helped me because they have seen something in me that i did not see in myself. there's clear data that women have lost their jobs and their income because they had to take care of their safety nets. all of those things that we depend on, schools and daycare and sharing, you know, being together with other kids isn't available. i've often thought oh, if my kids were younger, i couldn't do this job, but that's
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unacceptable. a person that's younger than me that has three children, we want them in leadership positions, so it shouldn't be limiting. women need to assume that they're more capable than they think they are. men will go for a job whether they're qualified or not. we tend to want to be 110% qualified before we tend to step forward. i think we need to be a little more brave, a little more exploratory in stepping up for positions. the other thing is, when given an opportunity, really think twice before you put in front of you the reasons why you should not take that leadership position. we all need to step up so that we can show the person behind us that it's doable and so that we have the power to make the changes for other women that is going to make the possibility
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for their paths easier than ours. other women see me in it, and i hope that they see me, and they understand, like, if i can do it, they can do it because the higher you get, the more leadership you have, and power. the more power and leadership we have that we can put out >> san francisco parks, golden gate park transforms into one of the greatest music festivals of all time, let's journey, inside, outside land. ♪♪
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>> 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 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.
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>> 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. 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
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