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called them. it is riders who are worried the about their own life and safety the city can no longer allow cars to use bike lanes as free parking. as long as you do that, it is you to be clear, are not the scooter companies, it is the city who is encouraging scooter riders to ride on the sidewalk. it's no coincidence that the embarcadero is where you see most of the scooter violations. district 6 has more than a third of the weekly and 0 cars have been toed. >> clerk: thank you.
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we have 19 in queue with 11 listening. next speaker. >> caller: good afternoon supervisors. i'm calling to talk about three different incidents that i personally experienced very recently. that there would be scooters parked right in the center of yellow warning which is right in the middle for whom this is designed are able to navigate that and a removal time of a two hour period is already insufficient, but more often than not, you see that kind of parking happening for days on e
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end before there's any removal: the other thing is i encountered someone on the sidewalk and quickly turned to my right to avoid being hit and, again, it was a crowded group of people on the sidewalk and certainly no room for a scooter and certainly and i actually because it was again very crowded walking carefully around a bike rack and suddenly saw that a scooter was sticking out and i hit that scooter and fell to the ground and it didn't belong there it was sticking out. it was in the ped way and this
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happens all the time so i'm very concerned about the safety. as well as i'm concerned about the actual funding. obviously, sfmta is doing a lot of work on this. are the fines, are the permits. is that money actually paying for -- >> clerk: let's take the next speaker. then we have to move on to the next caller. >> caller: supervisors, first and foremost, i want to know if an environmental impact report has been done on this type of mobility devices and how come the planning and new board of supervisors approved it so the way i look at it is is you
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supervisors have the responsibility if you want quality of life issues to be in place. this mickey mouse type of operation where each per mittee is trying to do the best, that doesn't work. how do you do a needs assessment in order to better quality of life issues if you have this type of loopholes. respect the seniors, those with disabilities and the pedestrians. they come first and if you don't do that, then shame on you. >> clerk: thank you so much.
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next speaker. >> caller: good afternoon supervisors. speaking on behalf of the executive staff of teamsters local 665. we want to send a special thank you to supervisor peskin for conducting this hearing and for your work on making scooter operators more compliant so safety can continue to be improved. across all industries it represents including our members. our partners at scooter industry in partnering sidewalk detection technology. this is built on work and their efforts to ensure proper
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pedestrian safety and safety so that everyone has a safety environment. teamsters continues with the most important and new measures that come along so we can committed. >> clerk: thank you. next speaker. we have eight in the queue. >> good afternoon, committee members. i'm calling in as resident of in the last month, i have attended not one, but two individuals for pedestrians in san francisco killed by drivers. most recently on november 29th, an 80-year-old security guard who just finished working the night shift who was walking home in the bayview who walked
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in an unmarked neglected that could potentially. it's heart wrenching. so why isn't there this type of urgency to fix unmarked crosswalks, stop signs, along with other traffic measures. in my opinion, the focus on scooters is an incredibly misguided efforts. riding on the dangerous antiquated roads like those we have in district three. if you [inaudible] protect the bike and scooter lanes. [inaudible] fewer scooters on the sidewalk without this technological band aid. this disproportionate
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attention, according to the city's transbay at just one intersection. over 40 people have been struck by cars since the start of 2017. there's little appetite to do anything about that. if there was this resolution it would be about urgently building safe protected mobility lanes, it's no wonder people feel safer on the sidewalk. thanks for hearing the comments. >> clerk: thank you so much. next speaker, please. >> caller: good afternoon, folks. i'm dave alexander. organizer with the richmond stanley transportation network. thank you to supervisor peskin, preston, and melgar for holding this hearing. there's a gaping hole in district 3. so supervisor preston, i appreciate your experience, but
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we need you to act in your district. this is also -- you're being termed out fairly soon and we would expect you to actually add some bike lanes and protected bike lane network so we can access the amazing restaurants and institutions in your district. so please, i'm asking you to look at infrastructure in san francisco versus putting the onus on scooter riders. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, mr. alexander. next speaker please. >> caller: i live in district 5. i'd just like to echo the comments of the other callers. i'm thankful for this hearing, but have also out of the briefing wise, so many scooter
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riders resort to the sidewalks in the first place. the sidewalk is not the natural place for scooters in san francisco. people feel like they are taking their own life -- taking their life into their own hands when they ride a mobility device like a bicycle or a scooter in san francisco because streets aren't safe and because the bike lanes that we have are unprotected. so i think rather than focus on how we can enforce rules that punish people who are just trying to protect themselves, we should then try to create a golden path for people month just want to get around town safely. the goal and path involves giving people, you know, an option that is appealing and safe and makes the consequences
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of leaving that path far to think about. so i think enforcement is one part of that, but really enforcement comes up after we give people the right to do things. so it should be in a protected bike lane and when we have the statistics that show that bicycle fatalities are down, then that's when we should really explore a portion. we should really focus on protecting mobility device users other than trying to punish them. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, next speaker. we have six in queue.
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>> caller: good afternoon. my name is cathy deluca and i work with older adults and people with disabilities in community living campaigns. thank you for calling this hearing and for all the work you've done to make these technologies safe. i hate the director bond was seriously injured on our sidewalks by a scooter rider. i hate that i'm not here to demonize scooters or scooter riders, but i feel like it's a real red flag. when you have a transportation mode that's mostly used by folks who are not older and who don't have disabilities that creates problems for those who can't or don't rely on that mode. yes, safe infrastructure is needed but that will take time, and this option we're talking about scooters serves very few
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people. transit serves a lot more. dreaded cars. i get tired of people who have many ways of getting around advocating for something that doesn't serve a lot of people. so, sorry, i needed to react to some stuff. we need better data. if these companies can detect sidewalk riding, give us that data. report on the prechls of data location. it misses all the folks who don't go to hospitals and are in these crashes and lots of people who have near misses. we know how to get this data. you supervisors know. you talk to your folks all the time. you talk to a group of seniors, you're going to hear 20 stories. they're out there. i love the idea of sidewalk detection technology, stopping the scooters. they shouldn't work on sidewalks. i'm feeling excited. we can do this. we can make them safer. thank you, supervisors for searching for solutions.
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>> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. >> caller: hi supervisors. this is bob walsh speaking on behalf of scoot, but also a life long native san franciscan and a 33-year resident of district five. we'd like to state our support for improving safety outcomes for all road users and peds with disabilities. shared micromobility operators are constantly innovating new ways. which is still under development. however, the first condition proposed in today's resolution prohibiting waiver and release provisions in our user agreements would likely make shared biking mobility operators in san francisco uninsurable and therefore unable to operate in the city. waiver and release provisions for standard clauses are found
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for every agreement in california. example for bike rentals, car rentals. safety data on shared micromobility does not support treating the industry different from all other industries. our data shows medical impotence on shared scooters occur in once in 50,000 rides which is comparable to standard bicycle. removing these provisions would remove the rider responsibility and not protect pedestrians to mobility. treat the industry differently from all other industries and fail to meaningfully enhance public safety. we ask you remove these conditions from consideration. thank you. >> clerk: thank you so much. next speaker, please. call linda chapman.
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again, i have to second the motion on my former army colleague, mr. decosta and i am not shy about demonizing scooters. they are a hazard to life in the 1990s, sometime in the past, there were scooters and then there were no more because i think our city fathers and mothers obliterated them, put them into oblivian. i rarely see any in the streets except when you see the skateboard riders. nobody reports them. what would be the point? you know, by the time you would get a traffic control people out there, they would be long gone. there's no way to identify them. you know, when i'm listening to the presentations of the
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scooter industry and m.t.a., it's like it was a script from george orwell. in one block on sutter street i mentioned to the police captain, one night in the dark, six of them came at me in one block and those aren't the ones that bother me. the ones i'm afraid of are the ones that come from behind me. you know, you don't hear them. same thing with bicycles. what you need to do is further one obliterate them, they should not be allowed. they're a hazard. in the meantime make it to where any time there's a scooter or a bike is on the sidewalk, you seize them. these things should be seized and a fine, a big fine like $100 to get their vehicle back. you know, it is both at cal meeting and recently we've
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expressed that sfmta is so prejudice against old people and their surveys and everything else. they're so afraid. >> clerk: all right. so we have three left in queue, if you're one of the 15 that haven't spoken, you can just press star three to make your testimony otherwise we will take the last three home. next speaker, please. >> caller: hi supervisors. my name is martin munos. i'm a ped muni rider and tenant in district 5. i want to thank my supervisor, supervisor preston for continuously expanding bike and walking infrastructure in our community. i'm disappointed however in the focus away from dangerous motor vehicles from a supervisor in another district with almost no protected bike infrastructure after four nonconsecutive terms. i'd like to see a provision added by the supervisors directing sfmta to aggressively
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expand protection in his district and frankly all across the city. we can keep peds like me safe or choose biking and scooting as a viable option in the city. to keep pedestrians, cyclists, and scooter riders safe and during hundreds without meaningful change and scrutiny like we're seeing for scooters. a hate to lock alongside scooters zipping by and any person hit by one is one person too many. when we're making the bike or scooter a choice to. we should be creating a safe life. i live on the 22 corridor and the fact that many of the scooter riders i see are low-income service workers many of whom like me are latino commuting to and from work. i suspect this is a more
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affordability option when compared to cars. i walk across district five every day and never once is there not a car on the sidewalk. we need a hearing about that. [please stand by]
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>> it was an outdoor stadium for track and field, motorcycle and auto and rugby and cricket located in golden gate park, home to professional football, lacross and soccer. adjacent to the indoor arena. built in the 1920s. the san francisco park commission accepted a $100,000 gift from the estate to build a memorial in honor of pioneers in the area. the city and county of san francisco contributed an additional $200,000 and the stadium was built in a year. in the 1930s it was home to several colleges such as usf,
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santa clara and st. mary's for competition and sporting. in 1946 it became home to the san francisco 49ers where they played nearly 25 years. the stayed de yam sat 60,000 fans. many caught game the rooftops and houses. the niners played the last game against the dallas cowboys january 3, 1971 before moving to candlestick park. the stadium hosted other events before demolition in 1989. it suffered damages from the earthquake. it was reconstructed to seat 10,000 fans with an all weather track, soccer field and scoreboards. it hosts many northern california football championship games. local high schools sacred heart and mission high school used the field for home games. the rivalry football games are
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sometimes played here. today it is a huge free standing element, similar to the original featuring tall pink columns at the entrance. the field is surrounded by the track and used by high school and college football and soccer. it is open for public use as well.
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w>> 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 experienced over the years in
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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. we
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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 me, one thing i really like
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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. >> right before the game starts, if i'm still on the field, i look around, and i
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just take a deep breath because it is so exciting and magical, not knowing what the season holds is very, very exciting. it was fast-paced, stressful, but the good kind of stressful, high energy. there was a crowd to entertain, it was overwhelming in a good way, and i really, really enjoyed it. i continued working for the grizzlies for the 2012-2013 season, and out of happenstance, the same job opened up for the san francisco giants. i applied, not knowing if i would get it, but i would kick myself if i didn't apply. i was so nervous, i never lived anywhere outside of fridays
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fridays -- fresno, and i got an interview. and then, i got a second interview, and i got more nervous because know the thought of leaving fresno and my family and friends was scary, but this opportunity was on the other side. but i had to try, and lo and behold, i got the job, and my first day was january 14, 2014. every game day was a puzzle, and i have to figure out how to put the pieces together. i have two features that are 30 seconds long or a minute and a 30 feature. it's fun to put that al together and then lay that out in a way that is entertaining for the fans. a lucky seat there and there, and then, some lucky games that include players. and then i'll talk to lucille, can you take the shirt gun to
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the bleachers. i just organize it from top to bottom, and it's just fun for me. something, we don't know how it's going to go, and it can be a huge hit, but you've got to try it. or if it fails, you just won't do it again. or you tweak it. when that all pans out, you go oh, we did that. we did that as a team. i have a great team. we all gel well together. it keeps the show going. the fans are here to see the teams, but also to be entertained, and that's our job. i have wonderful female role models that i look up to here at the giants, and they've been great mentors for me, so i aspire to be like them one day. renelle is the best. she's all about women in the
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workforce, she's always in our corner. [applause] >> i enjoy how progressive the giants are. we have had the longer running until they secure day. we've been doing lgbt night longer than most teams. i enjoy that i work for an organization who supports that and is all inclusive. that means a lot to me, and i wouldn't have it any other way. i wasn't sure i was going to get this job, but i went for it, and i got it, and my first season, we won a world series even if we hadn't have won or gone all the way, i still would have learned. i've grown more in the past four years professionally than i think i've grown in my entire adult life, so it's been eye
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opening and a wonderful leait.
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>> shop & dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges resident to do their shop & dine in the 49 within the 49 square miles of san francisco by supporting local services in the neighborhood we help san francisco remain unique successful and vibrant so we're will you shop & dine in the 49 chinatown has to be one the best unique shopping areas in san francisco that is color fulfill and safe each vegetation and seafood and find everything in chinatown the walk shop in chinatown welcome to jason dessert i'm the fifth generation of candy in san francisco still that serves 2000 district in the chinatown in the past it was the tradition and my
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family was the royal chef in the pot pals that's why we learned this stuff and moved from here to have dragon candy i want people to know that is art we will explain a walk and they can't walk in and out it is different techniques from stir frying to smoking to steaming and they do show of. >> beer a royalty for the age berry up to now not people know that especially the toughest they think this is - i really appreciate they love this art. >> from the cantonese to the hypomania and we have hot pots we have all of the cuisines of china in our chinatown you don't
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have to go far. >> small business is important to our neighborhood because if we really make a lot of people lives better more people get a job here not just a big firm. >> you don't have to go anywhere else we have pocketed of great neighborhoods haul have all have their own uniqueness. >> san francisco has to all you. >> well to the epic center are you ready for the next earthquake did you know if you're a renter you can get earthquake shushes we'll take to the earthquake authorities
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hi welcome to another episode i'm the chief resilience officer for san francisco i'm joined by my good friends for the earthquake authority we're at the el cap center for the city and county of san francisco started in 2013 to get the community and talk about the risk we think about earthquake if usual great city you'll see one of the demonstrates we've built the model home and i encourage other episodes we'll be retroactively retrofitting and showing you as property owners to employ you work for the california earthquake authority talk about your role and earthquake shirnls up think the viewers want to know if you're a renter or property owner how the insurance issues.
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>> i'm the chief mitigation officer or c e a a property line funded pubically managed entity that provides earthquake shiners for one to four units and mobile owners to come down and renters throughout the state of california. >> what make the c e a deft. >> we work with 19 participates the insurer that sells you, your homeowner policy you're not obligated to buy it but you can buy a policy. >> am i covered with homeowners insurance. >> no california homeowners understand their homeowners insurance doesn't cover earthquake they need a separate policy if you're an shiners you can get the earthquake insurance policy. >> so explain why it is for the c e a is deft if a
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traditional insurance agency. >> irreverent so in the 80s the state of california passed a law that requires any company that writes the policies to over earthquake insurance the homeowners are not required by commissioner cranshaw can bye there was so much loss they were going to stop writing the insurance policies for earthquakes they wanted to stop a serious insurance policy. >> we're talking about the homeownership's buying the earthquake shiners but 70 percent are renters what's my opposite. >> the option for renter the earthquake be insurance company is affordable i think people don't realize just exactly what it covers it covers damaged property but loss of use if you have to be under a building they have a quarter main that was broken as well as emergency
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repair if interests glass breaks in the carpet you need to be in our unit that's whether earthquake is important. >> you're title you're the excessive mitigation officer for the state of california when i think of insurance i don't think about mitigation. >> so as part of public safety mission the c e a started to put aside mitigation loss fund 5 percent of invested income and when i joined the company 34 years ago we had $45 million to make a difference for moving and incentivizing and mitigation for california homeowners to structure engineering a unique opportunity to cervical homeowners to help them to mitigate the equivalent. >> whether an owner or renter i want to find more information about earthquake insurance where should i go.
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>> earthquake not only information about insurance but a calculated figures and as of january lots of deductible and 25 percent if a homeowner mitigate their hope up to 20 percent off their premium as an incentive for the work. >> what does mitigate the home mean. >> strengthen, renovate, retrofit through a home particularly older to earlier codes and you put in adding streamlining maybe collar bolts to tie to the foundation or to the wall so it is braced to earthquake can be very, very affordable and really makes a difference. >> thank you very much for being with us i encourage the viewers not only to checkout the earthquake authority but we'll
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hi everyone. i'm san francisco mayor london breed and i know that many of you have been anxious to hear what's happening with this new omicron variant. the coronavirus and we're here today to talk about and announce that here in the city and county of san francisco under the university of california san francisco and our partnership with the department of public health using the latest of technology, we have discovered our first case not only here in san francisco but the entire country and i wanted to at this time introduce dr. grant colfax
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to talk about the specifics and what that means in terms of what we need to do as a city. dr. colfax. >> thank you, mayor breed. good morning everybody and thank you, mayor breed, for your ongoing leadership during this pandemic. and i want to thank our partners at u.c.s.f. and especially dr. charles chiu and his team and i'd also like to thank our testing partner dr. scott topper. both are here today. and, of course my partner dr. mary ellen carol. all of us have been working in the last 24 hours with our state and federal partners at cdc and the state department of health to determine whether this indeed is the first case of omicron that has been
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detected and that has indeed been the result of our work overnight. i want to acknowledge our health officer dr. susan philip. but i also want to emphasize this is not a surprise. for those of you who knew, we thought omicron was already here. we just hadn't detected it yet. so this is cause for concern, but it's also certainly not a cause for panic. we are prepared in the city for this with regard to the case itself. the person recently traveled to south africa and they did the right thing and got tested and reported their travel history. they had mild symptoms and
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thankfully recovered. contacts have been notified by the health department. and, again, here's what we know now. san francisco is relatively well positioned to respond to variants. our vaccine rate is high. more boosters are going into arms every day. 5-11-year-olds are getting vaccinated at rapid uptake. our masking and vaccine requirements are among the most stringent in the country. these efforts have been very effective in helping us slow the spread of the virus. and there's still a lot we do not know about omicron. we don't know how infectious itself although there's a strong likelihood that it is more infectious than delta.
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we don't know how sick it makes people. and we're studying that throughout the world. we don't know how the vaccines will protect against transmission due to omicron. but most experts that i have spoken to believe the vaccine is still protective against the omicron variant. to best protect against this variant, get vaccinated for goodness sakes if you have not been vaccinated. get your booster if you're eligible. continue to wear those masks inside where required. continue to take the steps that we know that has been successful in san francisco to prevent major loss of life and to slow the spread of this virus. we know how to do this, san francisco.
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at this time, we do not anticipate changing any of our health orders or changing restrictions or imposing new restrictions in san francisco. we will share information as we have it and get vaccinated, get your booster, wear the mask and for goodness sakes it's been a long almost 24 months now. please have a great holiday season with your family. and now i'd like to turn it over to dr. chiu whose team worked so hard overnight to make sure we get this information as quickly as possible. thank you. >> good afternoon. so my laboratory at university california san francisco has been working very closely over
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the past year with the san francisco department of public health, the california department of public health and color genomics on genome basics of the virus. by that, we identify covid positive cases in the city and county, we make an attempt to sequence all cases that we are able to identify. this particular sample, i heard about it yesterday at about 3:00 p.m. and we were able to receive the sample in the laboratory by 8:00 p.m. we ran a very fast molecular test which looks for psychgene drop-out. we were able to get the results of that test within two hours showing that potentially this sample was an omicron variant sample l. to concur this finding, we
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needed the viral genome of this virus and we used a pocket size sequencer made by oxford technologies. this is a sequencing technology in which we can go from detecting the virus to being able to detect the entire genome within a few hours. we were able to confirm the detection of omicron within five hours and we had most of the genome within eight hours. so 4:00 a.m. last night we were able to detect the omicron variant. thank you. >> thank you. i think the goal of the public is to get vaccinated.
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the challenges with the covid-19 virus and what this means is we want to make sure that people get vaccinated. so at this time, if anyone has any questions, please let me know. are there any questions? yes. i'll let dr. colfax answer that
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question. >> i'm sorry. i heard about sequencing, but i didn't quite hear the details of the question. i'll try to answer what i take the character of the question to be which is we are continuing to work with color, with dr. chiu's lab, with the state to sequence samples. we work with a number of partners in doing that. so generally, we're sampling more in san francisco and it depends on the site. so with our partnership at u.c.s.f. and the latino taskforce, all those samples are being sequenced and then i'll turn to have them answer what percent of their samples are being. i think the key with the sequencing right now with the sample, the turn around time is considerable.
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so that's why we really wanted to run this sample locally as quickly as possible. as you know, across the nation and across the state locally, we're continuing to ensure that we sequence specimens as quickly as possible. again, i think the point is omicron is here. i don't want to be focused on when's the next case coming. we should all be reactive as we were yesterday. we need to get those vaccines and boosters get tested if you know that you've been exposed and continue to wear those masks. and i don't know if you have more to add. dr. topper. >> yeah. so color health provides much of the infrastructure to execute their programs to defend against covid. to make unique samples available for sequencing.
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almost 100% of the samples, of the positive samples that are identified in san francisco and in california are being routed for sequencing. my name's scott topper. i'm the vice president of clinical operations at color. i'm going to let dr. philip answer that question. >> i believe you were talking about walking through contact tracing. first of all. thank you to our lab partners. also, thank you to the individual themselves. they recognized that they had
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symptoms and they did what we should all be doing which is to get tested with symptoms. and then they reached out to sfpdh, with our team. we were able to speak with them. so with all investigations and contracting, we're talking to the individual, understanding what their risk factors might have been, in this case travel and i'm speaking with them to make sure they're staying home and once they know they have a positive test and then speaking to them about close contact. so that is the usual path that we follow, that is what we're doing in this case and we're in the process of doing that with this individual now. the question was what kind of close contacts? yeah. for privacy reasons, we are giving out limited information about the specifics of the individual, but we are in the process of finding out the people that may have been in close contact with them and reaching out to those
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individuals specifically. the general definition is of a close contact is someone who has been within 6' for 15 minutes or more. that's the definition that has not yet changed. as we are learning more. we will understand that that definition has to change if this virus was more transmissible and that is generally what we ask people about. we most often will ask what other people are residing in the home. it's generally the length of time and being with someone. that is all in process now. the question is now people have been traveling outside southern africa. the travel policy is governed at the national level and so we know there is a restriction,
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noncitizens traveling. we understand from our cdc colleagues that additional steps and requirements will be coming into place. and people are required to have a test within 72 hours. and we likely will be hearing more in the coming days with omicron of additional steps people will be asked to take pre and post travel. >> the question was about age. we're not giving specific information. this was a previously healthy individual. their symptoms were mandy bujold and they did not have to be hospitalized. yes. this person was aware of the
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news of omicron and that's why they appropriately reached out after they returned from travel and then had their positive test result through the color laboratory. they got their result and reached out to public health. so i really appreciate the person's awareness and collaboration on this case. >> yeah. there's another question here. yeah. i think that's probably an answer for dr. chiu. so the question is what lessons could sequencing provide for you. sequencing is very useful, has been shown to be very useful as
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a way to understand how understand the emergence of new variants in the community. it can also help with contact tracing, with being able to investigate outbreaks because the genome sequence is very often is specific for giving an individual so we can use the genomic sequence for how the transmission chains from person to person in the course of an outbreak. and from this example, it's useful in identifying specific variants such as the omicron variant. to be able to identify the new variants in the community. i'm sorry. i missed that question. >> reporter: [inaudible] >> based on the question you're
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asking, is this the first sequence -- is this the first sample l that we've sequenced outside of the country? this is the first example of where we saw the s-gene sample. i've been told we have time for one more question. thank you and just to emphasize, you know, this is not where we were 20 months ago. we are in a much better place. i don't want us to focus on counting omicron cases as much as the fact it is here, it's likely to increase over assume. we've got to get those boosters and vaccines. continue to wear the masks. thank you.
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>> manufacturing in cities creates this perfect platform for people to earn livelihoods and for people to create more economic prosperity. i'm kate sosa. i'm cofounder and ceo of sf made. sf made is a public private partnership in the city of san francisco to help manufacturers start, grow,
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and stay right here in san francisco. sf made really provides wraparound resources for manufacturers that sets us apart from other small business support organizations who provide more generalized support. everything we do has really been developed over time by listening and thinking about what manufacturer needs grow. for example, it would be traditional things like helping them find capital, provide assistance loans, help to provide small business owners with education. we have had some great experience doing what you might call pop ups or temporary selling events, and maybe the most recent example was one that we did as part of sf made week in partnership with the city seas partnership with small business, creating a 100
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company selling day right here at city hall, in partnership with mayor lee and the board of supervisors, and it was just a wonderful opportunity for many of our smaller manufacturers who may be one or two-person shop, and who don't have the wherewithal to have their own dedicated retail store to show their products and it comes back to how do we help companies set more money into arthur businesses and develop more customers and their relationships, so that they can continue to grow and continue to stay here in san francisco. i'm amy kascel, and i'm the owner of amy kaschel san francisco. we started our line with wedding gowns, and about a year ago, we launched a ready to wear collection.
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san francisco's a great place to do business in terms of clientele. we have wonderful brides from all walks of life and doing really interesting things: architects, doctors, lawyers, teachers, artists, other like minded entrepreneurs, so really fantastic women to work with. i think it's important for them to know where their clothes are made and how they're made. >> my name is jefferson mccarly, and i'm the general manager of the mission bicycle company. we sell bikes made here for people that ride here. essentially, we sell city bikes made for riding in urban environments. our core business really is to build bikes specifically for each individual. we care a lot about craftsmanship, we care a lot about quality, we care about good design, and people like that. when people come in, we spend a
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lot of time going to the design wall, and we can talk about handle bars, we can see the riding position, and we take notes all over the wall. it's a pretty fun shopping experience. paragraph. >> for me as a designer, i love the control. i can see what's going on, talk to my cutter, my pattern maker, looking at the designs. going through the suing room, i'm looking at it, everyone on the team is kind of getting involved, is this what that drape look? is this what she's expecting, maybe if we've made a customization to a dress, which we can do because we're making everything here locally. over the last few years, we've been more technical. it's a great place to be, but you
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know, you have to concentrate and focus on where things are going and what the right decisions are as a small business owner. >> sometimes it's appropriate to bring in an expert to offer suggestions and guidance in coaching and counseling, and other times, we just need to talk to each other. we need to talk to other manufacturers that are facing similar problems, other people that are in the trenches, just like us, so that i can share with them a solution that we came up with to manage our inventory, and they can share with me an idea that they had about how to overcome another problem. >> moving forward, where we see ourselves down the road, maybe five and ten years, is really looking at a business from a little bit more of a ready to wear perspective and making things that are really thoughtful and mindful, mindful of the end user, how they're
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going to use it, whether it's the end piece or a wedding gown, are they going to use it again, and incorporating that into the end collection, and so that's the direction i hear at this point. >> the reason we are so enamored with the work we do is we really do see it as a platform for changing and making the city something that it has always been and making sure that we're sharing the opportunities that we've been blessed with economically and socially as possible, broadening that
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>> good morning. welcome to the rules committee for today, monday, december 6, 2021. i am the chair of the committee supervisor aaron peskin joined by vice-chairman delman and committee member supervisor connie chan. our clerk is mr. young. >> committee members participate in this remote meeting through video as though physically present. we recognize that public access to city services is essential. public comment will be available on each item on the