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their contributions of the understanding the exception and needs. >> it's a building that the chief medical examiner has been looking forward to quite a few of the. >> it is extremely valuable contribution to the, neighborhood address san francisco as a whole. >> the building will allow is to have greater very much and serve the city and county of san francisco and the neighboring
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>> testing, testing. there we go. good afternoon, everyone, and welcome to the newly renovated maxine hall. [cheers and applause]. i'm san francisco mayor london breed, and i am so glad to be here. and it has been a long time coming. and it has been a trusted location that so many people in this neighborhood would come to time and time again. and there are various challenges with the vaccine, and issues around trust, there's no doubt that when we in this community need maxine hall, maxine hall is there for us.
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and this is a trusted place for people of this community. [applause] a friend of mine many years ago -- her mom was struggling. her mom was only in her late 50s. and she went from being a vibrant person and she started losing weight and looking a lot different and looking unhealthy she was a woman almost 60 years old and never went into a hospital. never felt comfortable going into a hospital. and what's interesting is that her daughter was very, very much worried about what might happen to her mom. it was a very scary time for them. and eventually she convinced her to come to maxine hall. and the people here and how she was treated -- she was open to doing the kinds of tests with needles and blood and things of
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that nature because there were people here who others had worked with within the community that basically reassured her that she could trust them. and eventually they discovered some things about her health and were able to get her on the right medications to get her back into the way that she did things before. and i see her on a regular basis out and about in the community as if nothing ever happened. she loves maxine hall. she loved coming here when she needs to get her flu shot, or other things. and we know that this location was temporarily moved to elio hutch community center. and i want to start by thanking james -- i'm not sure that he's here, but the eliose hutch community center, because we were concerned that during this project that broke ground in 2019 that this service wouldn't be available to the community, and we were able to open up a
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temporary location with a number of trailers and elio hutch community center. want to thank the staff because it was a big thing to work in a way that you have not worked before, and we really preeshed appreciatethat. [applause] this project -- $15 million. new elevator -- elevators are expensive, by the way. i know -- when i was at the african-american culture comflex, that elevator cost us like $300,000, and that was years ago. elevators, accessibility, because a lot of people that get served here are elderly. and they need a different level of support. they can't walk up those stairs and they need this clinic. they need this location. and so accessible -- i know that sometimes food and fruit and other things are given out and counseling sections, having the
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privacy in a room to have those discussions. this place means so much to so many people. and i'm so glad that this was prioritized in the 2016 health and safety bond when i served as a member of the board of supervisors and there's no way that i wouldn't make sure that organizations like this that serve the community in such a way would not receive the support that they need. so here with so many folks who are part of this community and here with i think carmen shu, the city administrator -- did she take off? oh, she's on the phone? [laughter] so carmen shu, she is the city administrator and the department of public works and carla short -- i don't think that she is here -- oh, you are? these masks are just throwing me off. so carla short, her department, the department of public works, they managed this project to get
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it done on time and under budget. almost. [laughter] you guys sure know how to spend some money, don't you? and i want to thank dr. colfax for being here as well from the department of public health and the work that you do to work with the folks here in order to ensure that there's health in this community and i want to say that it's been a very, very difficult time where the city had to shut down. and we have relied so heavily on our public health folks, our nurses and our folks and our clinicians and our people out there on the field, because of the challenges that existed. and so i know that many of the people who were working at maxine hall, at elio hutch community center, they were the folks who answered all of the questions about covid and dealing with a lot of the concern and the fear from the community. and i want to thank you for continuing to be on the front lines, even when we didn't
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understand the impacts of covid and what it would do. and then when we provided the vaccine, that has been a destination. and i sent everybody to maxine hall. i said get your shot at maxine hall. everyone knows what this means -- i can trust this place and i can trust the people who are part of this place, and it has made a world of difference. and now we have this world-class facility that is state-of-the-art and that should be exactly what it should be for the western edition community. and here to talk a little bit about the bond and what it means and all of the specifics who was supposed to be at the beginning of this -- this presentation, groundbreaking or whatever it ir carmen chu. [applause] >> thank you, mayor. you never want to be on the end of the mayor knowing that you're not punctual, right.
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but i wanted to just come and to welcome everybody and to say a big congratulations. i know that this facility in particular has a very special place in this mayor's heart. not only because of the community that it serves, but because this is her center, right. this is the place where she grew up, and where the people in the community were served. the a place where people trusts the services here and the people who are here to take care of the community and to make sure that we continue to provide the public help that is necessary for all of our community members. so we do have a number of folks that we want to be recognizing today. and i have to apologize to the mayor, i was actually in the middle of a board meeting, hence, i could not kick off right away. but, again, i just wanted to say thank you. we have carla short here with the department of public works who has helped to deliver this, the department of public health, grant colfax who is here as well and can speak to this. and our district supervisor right now who is dean preston who has joined us here today as well. without further adieu i would
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like to invite supervisor preston to come up and to say a few words of greeting and comments. thank you. [applause] >> supervisor preston: thank you, carmen, and it is really wonderful to be here with you all, thanks to the mayor, dr. colfax, director short. and to carmen chu as well. let me just say that the -- what the mayor has said is so true around not only the importance of this center to the community, but also looking back to how the funds come about, and i just want to remind everyone that when those bond measures come on to the balance, and it looks like a bunch of numbers, what we are celebrating today is when the voters of san francisco give us the green light to do big things to serve our community. and this is all made possible because of that vote in 2016.
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i want to really thank all of our health care heroes. the folks who work here. the folks who had to operate. everyone knew that it would be a challenge to operate in a temporary location. like, that's tough enough. and then try doing that in the middle of a global pandemic. everyone knew that this would be a big project for d.p.w. to do. think about doing that project in the midst of a global pandemic. think about all of the work for everyone involved with the department of public health and everything that they -- all of the challenges that they have helped this city to overcome over the last year. i remember my late sister ran a behavioral health clinic in the east bay, in oakland. and i remember the incredible stress in the years before she passed when they were operating
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in a trailer, in a temporary location. how difficult it was -- not just for the patients and clients, but for all of the staff to come to work in cramped quarters and for people in the community to not even really know where to go to find them. and i remember when they moved back in with the pride and the excitement that i know that folks feel about this amazing facility. and how much it meant to all of the folks who had worked so hard in these temporary locations to actually be in a permanent office to have the city invest in such a meaningful way financially in making sure that there is a home, not just now, but in the years to come, for decades and forever, for all of you to continue serving the community. and i want to especially thank dr. james who is recently retired for her incredible work
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[cheers and applause]. during the pandemic. there you are. and lucia, who i know that is around. [cheers and applause]. thank you for your partnership during the pandemic and thank you for all that you do and the team here. i can't imagine who is going to fill your shoes, dr. james, but i know that some folks will try so we will look forward to continuing to partner with you and i want to introduce next the department of public works, director carla short, with thanks from my office for all of your incredible work since you have assumed the directorship of the department. welcome. [applause] >> thank you. thank you, supervisor preston. thank you, mayor breed. and administrator chu, and dr. colfax for your outstanding leadership. it is really an honor to be here with you today. i'm carla short, the interim director of san francisco public
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works. and our team -- project managed this and designed this and delivered this project. the very exciting to be here at the re-opening of maxine hall. as the mayor noted, the building was originally built in 1968, and it was our job to bring this building into the 21st century. so with a very expensive elevator as well as seismic improvements and state-of-the-art facility, new patient rooms, larger exam rooms, we really hope that this facility will continue to provide for the community as it has done. i also really want to acknowledge what we just heard. you know, the staff worked throughout this pandemic. our team worked throughout this pandemic. they came every day to, you know, to carry out their essential duties to get the job done. so i do want to recognize a few folks on our team, led by ron alameda, who is the city architect. and joe chin and charles king of
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public works. [applause] and especially our colleague at the department of public health it is partnerships like this that we come together that we can really deliver something magical for community. so i too want to thank the voters who approved the public health and safety bond. when you support those bonds, you support these very important projects that really then goes on to support everyone in the community. so we are very grateful for that. and i think -- we just want to recognize the important role that these types of centers -- as the mayor noted -- play when we have a global pandemic. who knew that was coming? but thank goodness that we had a facility like this to provide for folks a trusted facility. so public works is so proud to have been part of this project and the grand reopening today. and thank you all for your support. and with that i would like to introduce dr. grant colfax. [applause]
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>> well, good afternoon, everybody. thank you. it's so great to be here on this beautiful day. i want to thank mayor breed, supervisor preston, city administrator chu and dr. short, and the voters, for bringing this project to fruition. it has been a while. most of all i want to thank the dph team, the incredible dph team, who worked on this both here at the clinic and across dph for your resiliency and strength and for getting this work done. this is so amazing. thank you so much. [applause] i also wanted to just say that i have connections with this clinic that goes back some ways i actually trained here as a resident. and i will say that it needed a bit of refurbishing, shall we say, at that point. and i remember talking about the elevators and was recalling getting stuck in an elevator
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here at one point and that was a while ago. and really excited to be here. and these renovations are really about ensuring that we provide a caring environment for people to get the care they need, to serve the whole patient. and serving the whole patient means providing an environment that is welcoming for people to get check-ups, for people to get primary care, and women's health care and medical testing and doing that all in one location. you know, in the medical jargon we call this low-barrier access, but that's really just a way of saying that we're flexible, that people can drop in, that we support people and caring for themselves. and it really takes a team in many cases to ensure that people realize their full ability towards health and wellness. it is has been over a year and a half. we've had the pandemic fight and, again, it is amazing what this clinic have done and what the staff have done and most importantly i think what the community has done to ensure that their health and wellness is maintained as well as possible. i also want to call out james
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and thank him for his partnership, including elio hutch, especially with the implementation of covid testing and the vaccinations, that took some work and it took partnership. it wasn't always easy. and there were some difficult conversations. but we built those partnerships, and look where we are now. since the start of the panhandle, maxine hall has administered over 17,000 covid tests and almost 10,000 vaccines. [applause] yes, amazing, over 10,000 vaccines. and i just have to say it -- there are some kid over there and i wonder if they're vaccinated yet and they look like they're between 5 and 11, right, and if you are eligible for your booster, get your booster. i also really want to acknowledge westside community services and executive director marianne jones for their important ongoing work. [applause] right. we know how important behavioral health is and this clinic stayed open during construction and during the pandemic to provide
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those all-important substance treatments to the community. so we have done well here. part of this is work allows the western edition to have one of the highest rates of vaccination in the city, with 78% of people fully vaccinated. [applause] that's great work. and that is in partnership with the community leaders and people who received their cure here at maxine hall. and in that regard it is my great honor to welcome roslyn fraser with a long-time member of maxine hall advisory committee and has lived in the western addition for a period of time i believe. over 30 plus years. so thank you so much for being here and i appreciate your wisdom and your guidance as we do our work and serve the community. welcome. [applause]
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>> welcome, mayor london breed, mr. grant colfax and supervisor dean preston and all of the representatives and the city leaders and also the patient advisors that are here today. thank you, everyone, for coming out to see our new renovated maxine hall clinic. you could have been anywhere else, but you chose to be here with us on this special day to celebrate with us. i know -- i know that mrs. maxine hall is smiling down on us on this special day. she was a big advocate in the western edition and she would have been proud. my name is roslyn fraser and i have been coming to maxine hall health center for more than 13 years. and i have served on patient advisory committees for about five years. and it have been a pleasure to
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serve on different projects. such as the hypertension equity group. the city-wide pack. and the subcommittee for the covid vaccine outreach. i thank god for my health and strength for allowing me to serve on these different committees. now that the clinic is remodeled, what i like most about the clinic is that it is very up-to-date, and thank god that we have an elevator. [laughter]. [applause] for the seniors and the disabled. and we have large exam rooms. something we have needed for years. i know all of our patients will really appreciate this. i want -- i personally want to thank the entire staff of maxine hall and the porters and for all of the hard work and dedication
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that y'all have done -- have shown during this pandemic. i know that it wasn't easy, but god gave y'all -- each and every one of y'all -- the strength. i know that it was stressful, but you did it. thank you for all that you do. god bless each and every one of you. and thank you. [applause] >> thank you. thank you, roslyn, for your comments and for joining us today. of course i want to say again a big thank you to all of the city departments who helped to deliver this project. i have mentioned the department of public works, the health department, and also the mayor's office of disability with regard to that elevator. so we definitely want to make
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sure to remember them. but we have been throughout all of this project really it has been the community effort and how people came together to continue serving the community. again, i want to thank all of you for doing that. and james, i think that the mayor had mentioned our thanks to you to make sure that we continue to have temporary sites and services. of course, we want to thank mary ann and all of the folks here at maxine hall. so without further adieu we are here to cut a beautiful ribbon. so mayor, come on up. and supervisor preston and roslyn, we would love to have you join us. >> thank you. (♪♪)
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>> my name is amanda [inaudible] over see the girls sports program. when i came to san francisco and studied recreation and parks and towerism and after i graduated i moved to candlestick park and grain r gain adlot of experience work with the san francisco 49 and [inaudible] be agfemale in a vore sports dynamic facility. i coached volo ball on the side and as
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candle stick closed down the city had me move in92 too [inaudible] >> immediate interaction and response when you work with kids. i think that is what drives other people to do this. what drew me to come to [inaudible] to begin with for me to stay. i use today work in advertising as a media buyer and it wasn't fulfilling enough and i found a opportunity to be a writing coach. the moment [inaudible] you to take advantage of how you change and inspire a child by the words you say and actions you do. >> you have a 30 different programs for girls through rec and park and fast ball, soft ball and volley ball. i started the first volley ball league and very proud what i
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have done with that. being a leader for girls is passion and showing to be confident and being ambiggish and strong person. [inaudible] for about 5 years. programs offered thraw thirty-three rec and park and oversee thg prms about a year. other than the programs we offer we offer summer camp squz do [inaudible] during the summer and that is something i wherei have been able to shine in my role. >> couple years we started the civic center socking league and what an amazing opportunity it was and is it for kid in the neighborhood who come together every friday in the civic center plaza on green grass to run and play. you otonly see soccer and poetry but also see books t. is a really promoting literacy to our kid and giving them to tools to make it work
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at home. real fortunate to see the [inaudible] grow. >> girls get pressureed with society and i know that is obvious, but we see it every day, magazines, commercials the idea what a woman should look like but i like to be a strong female role for it goals that play sports because a lot of times they don't see someone strong in a female role with something connected with sports and athleticism and i love i can bring that to the table. >> soccer, poetry, community service. we now have field of dreams. we are [inaudible] all over the bay area and excited to be share our mission with other schools across the bay to really build the confidence and character of kids when they go out to play and close their eyes and think, why was [inaudible] we want to make sure-i want to make sure they
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remember me and remember the other folks who [inaudible] >> get out there and do it. who cares about what anybody else says. there will be poopal people that come up and want to wreck your ideas. that happen today eme when i went to candle stick part and wanted to [inaudible] people told me no left and right. whether you go out for something you are passionate about our something you want to grow in and feel people will say no. go out and get it done. i can be the strong leader female and i love that.
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this meeting will come to order. this is the december 8, 2021 budget and finance committee meeting. i'm matt haney, chair of the committee. i'm joined by committee member supervisors mar and safai. i want to thank matthew from sfgovtv for broadcasting this meeting. do you have announcements? >> yes, mr. chair, the minutes will reflect that committee members participated through video conference to the same
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extent as physically present. public comment will be available on each item on this agenda, either channel 26, 78 or 99. we're streaming the public call in number across the screen. each speaker will be allowed two minutes to speak unless otherwise stated. public comment is available by calling 1-415-655-0001, meeting i.d., 2496 587 7269 ##. when connected, you will hear the meeting discussions and will be in listening mode. when the item of interest comes up, dial star 3 to be added to the line. turn down your television, radio or streaming device.
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you may submit public comment, e-mail myself, the budget and finance committee clerk. if you submit public comment via e-mail it will be forwarded to the supervisors and included as part of the official file. written comments may be sent by the u.s. postal service to 1 dr. carton b. goodlett place, san francisco, california. we did receive a request for interpretive services for item 15 to establish a paid sick leave system for domestic workers and we're working with the office of civic engagement and immigrant affairs to assist us during public comment for that item. please provide the call-in information in your respective language.
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>> clerk: thank you. and finally, mr. chair, items acted upon today are expected to appear on the board of supervisors agenda of december 14th unless otherwise stated. that concludes my announcements. >> chair haney: thank you. all right, so because supervisor safai wanted to be here for a few items, i'm going to take things a little out of order. can you call item 2? >> yes, mr. chair. one second. item 2, resolution approving an
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amendment to agreement between the department of public health and the san francisco public health foundation for a program administration and support services for the san francisco sugary drink distributor project, to increase the contract amount by $11 million for a total amount not to exceed $20.9 million and to extend the contract term by four years for a total agreement term of april 1, 2019 through june 30, 2026. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call 1-415-655-0001. meeting i.d., 2496 587 7269 ##. if you haven't already done so, dial star 3 to line up to speak. the system prompt will indicate you raised your hand. wait until the system says you've been unmuted. that is your cue to begin your comments. >> chair haney: great. welcome. >> thank you.
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good morning. chair haney and members of the board committee, the proposed budget and legislative analyst report that you have before you reflects the contract amendment that is before you today. so i just wanted to note since you received a redline version of the resolution that originally we introduced this item in june, 2020. and then we continued it to the call of the chair. now we're getting back to you. i'm actually shocked at how proactive we were, still not retroactive. the original proposed amount was $20 million, 20.9, our current proposed amount is 19.6, which is a reduction of $1.3 million from our original request. and the original -- the reason we delayed the contract initially was to confirm our out-year funding, baseline funding. so what you have today has been adjusted to reflect what we believe is ongoing baseline
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funding. so we specifically adjusted two out years and then the contingency, so that's how we arrived at the reduction. the structure of this contract is that the san francisco public health foundation provides program administrative services for the sugary drinks distributor tax through a subcontractor and consultants. the foundation received a 10% administrative fee with the balance of the funding going toward program costs. media consultation, campaigns, et cetera, the cbo grant, the school district. and that's described in the report what public health's foundation does, administers, solicits and what not. it's to prevent chronic disease
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in san francisco by decreasing sugary drink consumption, increasing physical activity and implementing media campaigns. the subcontractors that have been selected through this are tasked to serve populations and communities most impacted by health disparities and adverse effects related to the high sugary. it's latinx, native americans, american indian, youth and transitional age youth and especially adolescent males and others as identified. we really like the model how this contract works, because it has allowed us to reach smaller community-based organizations that haven't traditionally contracted with the department. and this is why we're proposing this extension to this contract. and if you had a chance to look at the end of the report, there
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is a list of the subcontractors and what they do, all of them working in their different capacities to achieve the goals of this initiative. the contract is measured in two ways. essentially, the effectiveness of the san francisco public health foundation in providing the program administration, as well as the effectiveness of the project and having successful outcomes and the individual contractors and meetings requirements in their set contracts. if you have more questions or want to know more about the program or any of that, i have my colleague here, christina, who is the program manager for community health equity and promotion and i'm happy to take any questions. >> chair haney: thank you. i don't see any questions from
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colleagues. is there a b.l.a. report on this? >> yes, chair haney, we have a report for you. good morning, nick menard from the budget and legislative analyst office. so this report i'm about to give you is based on revised legislation that the department is submitting today as noted by ms. ruggels. so the proposed resolution would approve the first amendment between the department of public health and the san francisco public health foundation which would extend the agreement from june 2022 to june 2026 and increase the total not to exceed by $9.6 million to a total not to exceed amount of $19.6 million as detailed on page 13 of our report. now under this contract, the public health foundation charged a 10% administrative fee to select and manage subcontractors that provide services to decrease the consumption of
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sugary products. we show that the granties of the cycle, based on the information provided by the department, we recommend approval of the resolution. i'm happy to answer any questions. >> chair haney: thank you. appreciate that. can we go to public comment, please? >> yes, chair haney, operations is checking to see if there are any callers in the queue. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item, press star 3 to be added to speak. for those already on hold, continue to wait until you've been unmuted. please let us know if there are any callers who wish to comment. >> mr. clerk, there are no callers in the queue. >> clerk: thank you. mr. chair? >> chair haney: public comment
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is closed. so i want to make a motion to move the amendments that have been offered. can we have a roll call vote on the amendments, please? >> clerk: ahead of that, mr. chair, should we excuse supervisor safai until his arrival? >> chair haney: sure. >> clerk: okay. i'll take it -- on the excuse of supervisor safai until his arrival, member mar? >> supervisor mar: aye. >> chair haney: aye. >> clerk: there are two ayes with vice chair safai excused. now on to motion to accept the amendments offered by d.p.h., member mar?
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>> supervisor mar: aye. >> chair haney? >> chair haney: aye. we have two ayes with vice chair safai excused. >> chair haney: okay. can i move the amendments? >> clerk: we did accept the amendments. >> chair haney: okay. >> clerk: yeah. >> chair haney: can i move the item to the full board with a positive recommendation as amended? >> clerk: on the motion to forward the item as amended, member mar? >> supervisor mar: aye. >> chair haney? >> chair haney: aye. >> we have two ayes in vice chair safai excused. >> chair haney: good, thank you, appreciate that, ms. ruggels. can you call item 3? >> item 3 is a resolution to retroactively authorize the
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office of the district attorney to accept and expend the grant in the amount of $321,000 from the california department of insurance for the automobile insurance fraud program for the grant period of july 1, 2021 through june 30, 2022. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call 1-415-655-0001 meeting i.d., 2496 587 7269 ##. a system prompt will indicate you have raised your hand. wait until the system indicates you've been unmuted and you may begin your comments. mr. chair? >> chair haney: great. and welcome to the d.a.'s office. >> good morning, thank you. i'm the managing attorney for the economic crimes unit and we
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seek authorization to expend, accept and expend these funds for the automobile insurance grant program. as we noted in the cover letter and has come up before, it's not, in fact, retroactive in that this funding is included as part of -- it's a recurring grant and it's included in the annual budget submission, but the granting agency, the california department of insurance, requires this specific resolution as to each year's funding. >> chair haney: thank you. is there a b.l.a. report? >> we don't have a report on this item, chair haney. >> chair haney: okay. can we open this to public comment, please? >> clerk: yes, operations is
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checking to see if there are callers in the queue. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item, press star 3 now. for those already on hold, continue to wait until you're unmuted. do we have any callers? >> mr. clerk, we have no callers in the queue. >> clerk: thank you. mr. chair? >> chair haney: public comment is closed. thank you so much for your work on this. i want to make a motion to move item 3 to the full board with a positive recommendation, can we have a roll call vote? >> clerk: on a motion to forward the item as recommended? >> supervisor mar: aye. >> chair haney: aye. >> we have two ayes with vice chair safai excused. >> chair haney: great. mr. clerk, can you call items 4
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and 5 together? >> yes, mr. chair, items 4 and 5 are resolutions approving the harvey milk terminal 1 food and beverage leases in phases 3 and 4, for lease 12, lease number 20-0042 with hff and lease number 14, with high connects l.l.c. both between the city and county of san francisco, acting by and through the airport commission for a term of 12 years and one two-year option and minimum annual guarantee of $545,000 and $570,000. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on both items 4 and 5 should call 1-415-655-0001. meeting i.d., 2496 587 7269 ##.
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if you haven't already done so, dial star 3 to line up to speak. mr. chair? >> chair haney: all right, welcome. >> thank you. the airport is seeking your approval to award two harvey milk concession leases to the following. two food and beverage leases for hffsfo two for a $545,000 and high connects for $570,000. both for a term of 12 years with one two-year option to extend. high connect is an airport
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concession disadvantaged business enterprise. the lease awarded to hff is a partnership with local san francisco brand balboa cafe. although rent is suspended due to the impact of covid-19 on air travel, it will be reinstated when increased back to 80% of 2019 models. the b.l.a. has recommended approval for both leases and i'm happy to answer any questions. >> chair haney: thank you. is there a b.l.a. report? >> yes, chair haney. this is a report on item 4 and 5, so file 21 is a resolution that approves a 14-year lease for a casual dining concept in terminal one of the airport and file 21085 is a resolution that approves a 14-year connection lease for pokey bar in terminal
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1. the leases are summarized in the report. the two leases were generated approximately $15.6 million in minimum annual guaranteed rent to the airport over that period before cpi adjustments and accounting for the fact that it's suspended during which time tenants pay percentage rent. we recommend approval of these leases to the airport? >> chair haney: thank you. all right. public comment, please. >> yes, chair haney, operations is checking to see if there are any callers in the queue. members of the public who wish to provide comment on this item, press star 3 now. for those already on hold, continue to wait until the system says you've been unmuted. do we have any callers? >> mr. clerk, we have no callers
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in the queue. >> clerk: thank you much. >> chair haney: public comment is closed. i do not see any questions or comments from colleagues. i want to move items 4 and 5 to the full board with a positive recommendation, can we have a roll call vote? >> on the motion to move both items 4 and 5 to the full board with a positive recommendation, member mar? >> supervisor mar: aye. >> chair haney: aye. >> we have two ayes with vice chair safai excused. >> chair haney: great. thank you so much. mr. clerk, can you call item 6? >> item 6 is resolution authorizing the department of the environment to enter into agreements with other municipalities and entities under which the city will grant a royalty-free irrevocable and perpetual license to use the city's zero waste sign-maker tool. the members of the public who
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wish to provide public comment, should call 1-415-655-0001. meeting i.d., 2496 587 7269 ##. then press star -- -- if you have not done so, press star 3 to line up to speak. wait until the system indicates you've been unmuted and you may begin your comments. mr. chair? >> chair haney: thank you. and we have the department of environment to present on this item. welcome. >> thank you. thank you, chair haney. and thank you, supervisor mar. my name is asia, i'm the committee engagement program manager at the city of san francisco department of environment. i'm joined by two members of the department. i'm here before you seeking your positive recommendation on a resume -- excuse me -- on a resolution authorizing the department of the environment to
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enter into agreements with other municipalities and entities under which the city will grant a royalty-free. it is a web application that the department created at a cost of -- to allow the public to afix near recycling compost and waste receptacles. so an organizer can go online to show their attendees what is conpost-ible, what is recyclable and what needs to go into the black bin. the department believes allowing other municipalities to incorporate it into their respective offerings will assist
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them in improving recycling and proper disposal outside of san francisco and will help strengthen the city's leadership role in proper disposal efforts across the nation. i thank you for your time and i'm here to answer any questions you might have. >> chair haney: thank you. can we go to the b.l.a., please? >> we don't have a report on this item, chair haney. >> chair haney: okay. can we go to public comment, please? >> chair haney: yes, chair haney, operations is checking to see if we have any callers. members of the public who wish to provide comment on this item, press star 3 now to be added to the line to speak. for those already on hold, continue to wait until the system indicates you've been unmuted. that will be your cue to begin your comments. >> yes, we have two callers in the queue. >> clerk: thank you much.
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>> yes, i'm actually a nurse calling from san francisco general. i'm actually commenting on the section that has already been addressed which the contract for cross country staffing in the amount of an additional $59 million for -- >> clerk: we actually haven't called item 1 yet. we called some items out of order, so when we call it, yes, you can freely comment on that item. but for now, please press star 3 to get back in the pool. >> i appreciate that. thank you. >> clerk: sure thing. any more callers? >> yes, we have one more caller. >> clerk: thank you. >> can you hear me now?
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>> once again, if you did get the prompt you have been unmuted, that is your cue to speak. >> okay, hello, can you hear me now? >> clerk: we can hear you. great. good morning. david pilpel. so on -- one moment -- on this item 6, the department of the environment zero waste sign maker tool, i support the resolution the department has done great work over many years to make signage easy to understand for everybody and i think allowing other municipalities to license it at no cost is a fine use of our resources to share with others. i did just want to bring up on page 3 of the agreement, page 36
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of your packet under section 5, notice to ccff. this was correct at the time it was drafted by since then the department of the environment has moved to 1155 market, i don't know which floor, so the address should be changed and the internet coordination communications coordinator has subsequently left the department, so might make that perhaps another contact, who is the grants coordinator or asia or someone else. just checking that as to form, but i do support the resolution and substance and urge your support this morning in committee. thanks. >> do we have any more callers in the queue? >> mr. clerk, that completes the queue. >> clerk: thank you.
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mr. chair? >> chair haney: public comment is closed. i believe we're now joined by supervisor safai. >> supervisor safai: yes, sir, i'm here, thank you. >> chair haney: i want to move item 6 to the full board with a positive recommendation, please. may we have a roll call vote, please? >> on that motion to move the item forward with a positive recommendation, vice chair safai? >> supervisor safai: aye. >> supervisor mar: aye. >> chair haney: aye. we have three ayes. >> chair haney: great. thank you. this will go to the full board with a positive recommendation. why don't we do one more. can you call item 7? >> item 7 is resolution authorizing the office of the treasurer and the tax collector to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $130,000 from
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larkin street youth services for the purpose of providing financial coaching to transitional age youth through the rising up campaign through january 1, 2022 through december 31, 2022. members of public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call 1-415-655-0001. meeting i.d., 2496 587 7269 ##. if you have not already done so, please dial star 3 to line up to speak. a system prompt will indicate you have raised your hand. it will be your cue to begin your comments. mr. chair? >> chair haney: thank you. we have amanda free from the -- wait. yes, amanda from the treasurer's office here to present on the item. welcome. >> good morning, chair haney, supervisors, thank you for having me today. i'm going to joined and i'm
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going to go ahead and share my screen. today i'm presenting a $130,000 grant from larkin street youth services to the office of the treasurer and tax collector. so that we can provide one-on-one financial coaching, which we call smart money coaching to transitional age youth through the rising up campaign from january 1, 2022 through december 31, 2022. i'm now going to turn it over to share lin to give you explanation of the rising up campaign. >> thank you, amanda. great to see you. the rising up campaign is a public private partnership that was launched by the mayor in 2016 with the goal of reducing youth homelessness by 50% by 2023. there are two strategies we use
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in rising up to be able to address youth homelessness. one is to be able to house 400 young people, rapid rehousing in their own apartments. the other is to prevent 450 from falling into homelessness through prevention and problem solving. larkin street in partnership with h.s.h. leads the rising up initiative. we have several not-for-profit partners who join us. the services that we provide, larkin street and the partners, our partners include third street youth center and clinic, five keys, first place for youth, huckleberry youth programs, lyric, the lgbt center and there is going to be one more that i forgot -- but they're a great partner and i'm sorry i forgot the name. too many things.
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anyway, we do have a -- brilliant corners is our other amazing partner. we provide subsidies to young people. there is case management. behavioral health, education. conflict resolution because many young people are living in roommate situations, so there is conflict resolution support. the smart money coaching is critically important to the work that we do, so we have been -- the public-private partnership includes a number of supports from foundation and other funders for private dollars which is what we were using to support the smart coaching. over the past two years, we've been able to house 246 young people, 88% of those young people are currently housed or continuing to be housed through with rapid rehousing and
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support. or have moved into another stable housing situation. next slide. and i'm going to turn it over to amanda. >> great, thank you. so here's where smart money coaching comes in. i'm going to provide a general overview, because i want everyone listening to understand this is available to anybody living, working or receiving services in san francisco regardless of citizen status. we provide, through our coaching partners, free confidential one-on-one financial guidance and this actually started back when a family started homelessness won a unit in the housing lottery and then had the application denied because of sub-prime credit and that spurred us to work to create this program so that would never happen again. services are currently funded by the public library, homelessness and supportive housing, h.s.a., and the mayor's office of
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housing and community development. and they're offered by three financial coaching providers, balance, the funding center and financial capability investment. so how can a smart money coach help? on the slide, you'll see a variety of ways that a coach can help an individual person. but i really want to stress that many of the financial challenges that smart money coaching clients experience are due to structural racism embedded in the financial system which is just not designed to serve low-income consumers. so our coaches help identify the barriers that prevent clients from accessing the financial mainstream and then outline clear and actionable steps to achieve resolution so the client can strengthen their own ability. we partner with rising up, but with a deeper understanding of systemic barriers, we think that
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our coaches can provide the best available options for the clients unique circumstances. our rising up partnership, the services are provided by our coach john luna. who is on the call today if there are any questions from community members. through our engagement rising up, john has helped 84 clients exiting homelessness remove $85,000 in debt and save $13,000. and i'm going to play a bit of a testimonial now from one of john's clients, although, interrupt me if you don't hear the audio, because sometimes that is funky. >> yes, we're not hearing audio.
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>> okay. well, i will make sure this is available to committee members. it's a fantastic testimonial from a young person talking about how the coach has helped him in his life. and with that, i'm going to conclude our presentation and just, again, let you know that our coach john luna is here for any questions along with me or sherry lynn and we have emily cohen from h.s.h. thank you. >> chair haney: thank you. and thank you so much for the rundown and for this great work. much appreciated. is there a b.l.a. report on this item? >> no, chair haney, we didn't report on this item. >> chair haney: all right. can we open to public comment, approximate? -- please? >> yes, operations is checking to see if we have anyone in the queue. members of the public who wish to provide comment on this item,
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press star 3 now to be added to the line to speak. for those already on hold, continue to wait until the system indicates you've been unmuted and that will be your cue to begin your comments. do we have any callers? >> yes, we have one caller in the queue. >> hello, i'm wendy harris resident in district 3. i just would like this send my support for this initiative. financial is the only way to break the cycle of poverty. in the u.s. we have such a financial literacy rate among our adult population, that anything you can do to help these kids in transitional housing get better about debt and savings is a great win for everybody. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, wendy harris, for your comments. do we have any more callers?
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>> mr. clerk, that completes the queue. >> thank you much. mr. chair? >> chair haney: all right. public comment is now closed. thank you again for this program and great work. i want to make a motion to move the item to the full board with a positive recommendation. can we have a roll call vote, please? >> >> supervisor safai: aye. >> supervisor mar: aye. >> chair haney: aye. >> we have three ayes. >> chair haney: great. thank you. why don't we go back to item 1. >> clerk: yes, chair, item number 1, resolution approving amendment number 3 to the agreement between cross country staffing and the department of public health for as-needed registry personnel to maintain
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mandated staffing levels to increase the agreement amount by $59.7 million for an amount not to exceed 85.6 millioned and to extend the term by two years from june 30, 2022 for a total agreement term of july 1, 2019 through june 30, 2024 and to authorize d.p.h. to enter into amendments or modifications to the contract prior its final execution by all parties that are necessary to effectuate the purposes of the contract. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call 1-415-655-0001. meeting i.d., 2496 587 7269 ##. if you have not already done so, dial star 3 to line up to speak. the prompt will indicate you have raised your hand. please wait until the system indicates you've been unmuted and you may begin your comments.
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mr. chair? >> chair haney: thank you. and i'm going to welcome back, it looks like, ms. d'antoni and ms. fullsy? >> this is jennifer, chief financial office for zuckerberg general, reporting on the cross country staffing contract amendment today. we can go ahead and flip to the next slide. our main focus at d.p.h. and top priority is to hire permanent nurses, but this registry contract is an important tool that allows us to maintain safe patient care and staffing levels due to vacancy and leave. the requested contract amendment is increase of $59.7 million for a total of $85.6 million and extension by two years through june of 2024.
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so approximately 50% of our requests today is increase to adjust funding for the current period ending in june of 2022 and that's due to the additional costs of covid-19 and anticipated rate hikes. the current contract budget for 25.9 and the additional funding request of $26.8 million. we wanted to give you an overall rate and statistics around our nurse staffing as it exists at both hospitals today. overall, we will talk to you about our total staffing gap and the factors that influence that staffing gap. for zuckerberg san francisco general, we have a total position of authority of nurses of 984. 71.1 of those are vacant positions or 7.2%. and a larger portion of our staffing gap rests in the utilization of sick time and
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leave, which is 19%. the laguna honda, the authority is 187.8 nurses with vacancy rate of 19.5ftes and vacation and sick utilization of 34.4ftes. on the next couple of slides we'll go through the factors and the approved leave. as i mentioned, we have a 71.1fte vacancy, or 7.2%. of those 71.1, 34 have an identified candidate starting either this month or in the month of january and we continue to source candidates for the remaining 36.7. for laguna honda, 11 of which have identified candidates starting in december or january. and we continue to source
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candidates for the remaining 8.5ftes. while we're working to fill our vacancies, this is something we'll continue to see as nurses are promoted or move between the specialty areas. if we could go to the next slide? a large factor in our staffing gap has to do with our utilization of the vacation and sick time which does include approved leave for pcfrn positions. they run a rate of 187.4. of that 116.6ftes are approved leave or 8.4%. the respective numbers are 14.9% of the budgeted ftes. cross country allows us to support these leaves and still
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maintain patient care standards and title 22. this was an at a glance look at the historical usage of registry especially for zuckerberg general as they use the lion's share of the contract. you see quite a jump in the overall usage. the first line is the operational day to day everyday service to our population, utilization of the contract, and you'll see in the last few years we've been able to decrease our reliance on that. as a driving factor that are causing the increase in the contract are related to the implementation of ethic and covid response to the pandemic. there was a question around how many ftes does this contract authority allow us to hire up to?
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and for regular operational contracts, this gives us the authority to go up to 45 for zuckerberg and up to 8 at laguna. and for the purposes of meeting our covid pandemic response, 72 at zuckerberg and 7 at laguna honda. we were able to query our regional hospitals in the area through the nursing hospital council and within that, four hospitals responded to us around the registry usage so we can compare ourselves in the community. and what we found was that some of our community partners are relying on registry to supplement their staffing at 27.5% of their staffing. here at zuckerberg, the numbers using registry to supplement our staff at a rate of 10%. we have spent quite a bit of
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time between h.r. and -- if you could go one slide back -- improving the hiring process that exists here at d.p.h. with the nursing partners. for an experienced nurse, hiring could average as little as 45 days. when hiring new grads, we have to run specialty training programs, that onboarding could take up to three months. this is true for the emergency room and critical care. we've had great success for the partnership between h.r. and nursing. that included three additional onboarding events, reducing our process and timeline. there is a lot of external factors impacting the nursing workforce nationwide and we're not immune to that here in san francisco. what we are seeing nationwide is that nurses are leaving the profession, including retirement
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or switching from permanent positions to registry positions. the nursing schools lost a lot of clinical rotation time due to the pandemic, delaying the completion of training for 6 to 12 months and having impact on our workforce. there is a lot of stress and burnout as a result of the pandemic leading to an increased rate of leave within the workforce. next slide, please. the potential impacts that we are hoping that this contract can help us mitigate are listed below relative to nursing and our ability to meet title 22 staffing ratios, ensure our assignments are appropriate, continue along with our service levels and operations, especially in the area of elective surgeries. and help us keep up the patient and population demand to support
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the pandemic including vaccination clinics. in closing, our priorities obviously remain to maintain quality patient care and hire permanent nurses, but this contract does allow us to support operations maintain title 22 staffing mandate. we appreciate your time and attention to this matter. my colleagues are on the phone and we're all available to answer any questions that you might have. >> chair haney: thank you. we heard this before, but is there a b.l.a. report on the item? >> chair haney, we don't have any updates to our report for this item. >> chair haney: supervisor safai? >> supervisor safai: -- you're
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on mute. >> supervisor safai: i would actually rather hear public comment before i ask my additional questions today. >> chair haney: okay. can we open this to public comment, please? >> clerk: yes, chair haney, operations is checking to see if we have any callers in the queue. members of the public who wish to provide comment on this item, press star 3 now to be added to the line to speak. for those already on hold, continue to wait until the system has been unmuted. do we have any callers in the queue? >> yes, you currently have two callers in the queue. >> thank you much.
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>> hi, this is julie. hi, everybody. julie from san francisco general nursing department. i do not have sadly all the facts and figures -- [indiscernible] thank you for all the information, but i can say that my colleagues and our community is suffering from poor staffing. this isn't new. actually to the day, december 2019 -- december 10th, begging for help because our situation is so unsafe. we begged for another hearing about the department of public health and the staffing and the shortage issues. we had one in march 2020. very concerned for all of us we
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cannot safely, physically, mentally -- [indiscernible] meet with anybody to discuss this. and that's not working out very well. nobody has any authority. [indiscernible] again, it's sad that our patients suffer, it's sad that we're suffering and ultimately the d.p.h. is going to suffer. i think we can turn it around, though. i think we can change it and i -- [indiscernible] ability and front-line staff on the -- [indiscernible] i appreciate all your support. thank you so much. >> thank you, julie, for your comments. next caller, please? >> hi, good morning, supervisors. i want to say thank you again for allowing me to make a public
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comment on this issue. my name is lily. i'm a registered nurse at san francisco general. the issue of understaffing has been a chronic issue going back years and years, as far back as 2014. many of our e.r. staff nurses were in front of the board of supervisors addressing this very issue. the reliance on registry is not the answer. i understand that cross country staffing was awarded a $7 million contract in 2019, that has been upped significantly to now 85 on the table is an additional increase of $59 million. what i'm here today to ask you to do is vote no on this, because registry, we have found, is not the answer. covid is not the problem. as staffing becomes a nationwide problem and there is reliance on these very lucrative travel contracts that is happening, what it's causing is reliance on contract workers that do not
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have a rapport with providers, creating a more unsafe environment, in addition to that, when we have unsafe situation at san francisco general, especially in high acuity areas like the emergency department, we're relying on staff that have been there for years on the knowledge. those we are losing in record numbers. i want to say, just in -- 2021 alone, we've lost 30% of our workforce for various reasons. i'm asking that the money for registry can be used elsewhere, whether it's getting a third party to investigate and assist in the hiring practices or the retention at sfgph. that would be better use rather than throwing money at a problem that is not sustainable. that's what i'm asking today, to
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re-evaluate where this money is going. put it back into funding that can assist long-term sustainability of our hospital, to provide safe care for our patients and our patient population which is underserved. so i'm asking again for a no-vote on this item. thank you for your time. >> clerk: thank you, lily, for your comments. do we have any more callers in the queue? >> mr. clerk, that completes the queue. >> clerk: thank you much. mr. chair? >> chair haney: thank you. public comment is closed. supervisor safai? >> supervisor safai: yes. thank you, mr. chair. so my first question to -- i don't want to pronounce your last name wrong -- bofy and my
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h.r. colleagues are on the line. >> but you're the c.f.o., correct? >> correct. >> supervisor safai: so my question is, what is the size of this contract? when i'm looking it ehistory of it -- looking at the history of it, it looks like it started out at $10 million and then we amended it in december of 2020 not to exceed $25 million. so, is there any ceiling on this contract? or do you all just keep coming back and asking for more money for this particular type of nursing? i'm a little bit confused by it. is there an overall size to this contract? or is it just something that you all can noncompetitively keep increasing to this particular vendor? >> you know, i will defer to my colleagues from contracts, michele ruggels who has experience with this. >> supervisor safai: great, that would be great. thank you.
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>> hi, supervisor. i may have to follow up a little bit, but we did go out to bid and so we used they're available so we're using them. we did ask for more funding, then it was reduced and then it was covid. so we have just continued to pay in order to keep the hospital nursing level staffed and so you'll see that part of that contract is funding the -- is funding what the actual has turned out to be. >> supervisor safai: wait, i got it. i guess i'm a little bit -- so the first -- the first way that this was approved, it was approved under the $10 million threshold, so we did not have to
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approve that, because it was not over $10 million. then you came back to us and said, you wanted to exceed that $9.8 million to $16 million and now you were -- now you needed the board's approval and now you're coming back again. so what is the ceiling on this contract? i don't -- is it something that you can each time come back and say we want to amend it one more time and this time we want to amend it by $100 million? like, what is the basis -- i understand that you all need some contract nursing. i got that. but this just doesn't feel like -- it just feels like you all have the opportunity to come back at any point and just keep asking for more money without any end in sight, rather than putting the energy into hiring more permanent nurses and that's what disturbs me about this
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contract. >> i think the solicitation is what guides the term. >> supervisor safai: i see that. >> and so that's when we would go out to bid. it's up to the board to approve the authority and, yes, then we would come back when we need to increase the authority, so we came back in december and had an approved amount of $25 million through june 30, 2022. so that ideally, we have exceeded the amount, which is not normally what the practice would be to come after the amount has been exceeded, but it's been a very difficult time to manage all of these pieces during covid and, so business has continued because of the immediate need to protect the health of all the people that are being served in our hospitals. so that's how come the first
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amount -- or the first half, the $26 million was increased. the second extension is two more years and we've projected an amount that we believe is possible likely. so that's what we're proposing today. >> supervisor safai: wait. so are you telling me that you already exceeded the contract amount and you're coming back and telling us after the fact? >> yes. >> supervisor safai: oooh. okay. well, that's a problem. because you've already exceeded the not to exceed amount. so basically what you're trying to do now is ask us for additional funds to cover what you've gone over and extend that amount. >> correct. >> supervisor safai: is there a ceiling on what you can ask for in these four one-year options? >> it's subject to board approval. >> supervisor safai: so we rejected this today and said you
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need to negotiate a different term, a shorter term for a smaller amount, that would be the only option that we would have, correct? >> that would be the only option, but we -- >> supervisor safai: because you guys have already negotiated this extension? >> well, we've -- we're requesting the extension, but we've already -- we haven't paid them actually -- we owe money for the amount of funding that has been incurred and then we have a projection through june 30, 2022. so, we are asking for that to reimburse and then we're also saying we know covid is not going to be over and with all the hiring -- actually i think our d.p.h.h.r. is doing a good job if you look at the percent of vacancy, it's super low when
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it's just based on nurse vacancies. so i was actually really happy to learn that through this process. but we don't believe covid will be over. we believe we'll still be responding. we believe there are no nurses to be had. that hiring will slow down and, therefore, we're requesting to continue the contract because we cannot pivot that quickly to then come back in june -- >> supervisor safai: i understand the argument, ms. ruggels. the problem that i have and the reason i am not supportive today is because you all are coming to us after you've exceeded the amount. there is a lot of members of the board that ask questions when we take from budget committee to the full board and say, you're retroactively asking us to approve? this instance, this is even different than that. this is we had and not to exceed amount, you exceeded that
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amount, you're coming to ask for additional money and then you're extending it all the way to the end the term when the term has not expired. i think a better way to approach this would be, first of all, have an explanation as to why you exceeded the amount when that exceeding happened and then secondly, not to extend this all the way to the end of the term. this is your third amendment, you could have even one more amendment and come back to us and ask for additional funds and you're going all the way to the end of the term. it doesn't make sense to me. i appreciate a lot of the information and a lot of the questions were asked. 71.1 vacancies with that being reduced to 36 in the next 30-45 days. you will have another 30-plus hired. i think that's great. i appreciate the fact that when we started, i called the hearing.
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at that time it was over nine months. it was actually the first day of the first announcement of our first covid case. we found out that it was over nine months to hire nurses. you've reduced that to three months. that's great and that's the people that are actually coming straight out of school. it looks like your numbers are more equivalent to the surrounding area or less in terms of that. but i don't feel comfortable and i'm sorry, i'm not going to vote for this today. you have exceeded the amount of the second amendment. the initial contract, you stayed below the dollar amount for coming for our approval and now you've done multiple amendments. and this third one, you're coming to us after you exceeded the amount and asking us to extend it all the way to the end? i just don't think that's a good business practice, i'm sorry. mr. chair, i'll come back. i see supervisor mar has questions today. >> chair haney: supervisor mar?
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>> supervisor mar: thank you, chair haney and thank you, supervisor safai for your questions, i definitely share your concern around the fact that this looks like we've exceeded the current contract by $6.2 million and so we're now -- and now the budget committee and the board is being asked to cover that gap and extend the contract for another two years. it looks like by another 26 -- yeah, million -- $26.8 million. i guess i'm just trying to understand how this relates to the work that has been happening, the positive step forwards, the steps that the department has taken to address the understaffing and fill the staff vacancies with permanent r.n.s and also p.t.a.s, which
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are another critical part of the contract. and i understand there is a need of the services to maintain the staffing of our hospitals. during covid, this is an extremely challenging time in terms of the workforce needs of the public hospitals and also the actual covid impacts on the workforce and seeing increase in employee leave. but i guess looking ahead over the next two years, you know, for the extension, you know, just wanted to understand what the assumptions are around our continued efforts to reduce vacancies of r.n.s and are you assuming that -- yeah, i guess, that's my question. what is the assumption of the
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r.n. vacancies during the six standard contract period? is it going to stay the same or r.n. vacancies are going to increase or go down? >> i think i can answer that for you, this is terry d'antoni. nationally, there is a nursing shortage and it's going to be difficult to recruit new nurses because of the length of school and that having the clinical opportunity as they normally would. our goal is 100% with pcs. we do have people on leave. 116 people. that outweighs our vacancies by far. so i don't have a crystal ball. my hope is that people will not be on leave and that the
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literature throughout nursing, is that 40% will leave jobs. and the areas they're leaving most prominently are emergency and critical care. the registry is just a contingency plan. as i said, last week's hearing, i'm meeting with the hospital council. we are looking at partnering with schools so that we can get the students, bring them in as students and hire them when they get out of school. it's what i want to do. it's what our staff wants. and what we all want. permanent civil service employees. but i do need a contingency if i can't. if i did not have the ability to use registry during covid, we would have had to reduce services greatly. and so i totally understand your point of view. i understand it and i, too, would like not to rely on registry and that's my goal, is
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not to rely on registry, but to have it available if i need it. >> supervisor mar: thank you. i'm just looking at the b.l.a. report. it states that the staffing provided by cross country staffing is equivalent to approximately 96 ftes of which 65 are registered nurses and 35 are nursing care assistants. this budget request is based on there is projected staffing needs for the registry services? again, my question is what is the assumption around our -- yeah, our efforts to hire
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permanent -- or just to fill the vacant r.n. positions? >> so thank you for the question, supervisor. i think i explained what we're doing to get students. we also, our h.r. colleagues, we have recruiters and they do attend job fairs and what not. i can ask my h.r. colleagues to speak to you about what they're doing, but we work in tandem to recruit the brightest and the best to come over and work here. so, i can ask one of my h.r. colleagues, either carrie johnson -- >> supervisor mar: i appreciate knowing the different strategies that the department has taken to try to fill the large number of vacant r.n. positions. do we have a goal? and do we have a goal in reducing the vacancy rate?
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it looks like it's -- yeah, 7.2% for rns at general hospital and over 10% at laguna honda. >> it is -- >> i can jump in and just share some statistics about what is happening nationally with nurses and what becker health care is supporting. becker health care is reporting that rn vacancy rates are running 9.9%, up a full point. so it's realistic in our assumption to assume that we're going to run the same vacancy rates we're running now at the very least. and the leave portion of it, that 11.8% i believe it is for zuckerberg and around 14.9% for laguna honda is also a large factor in what is driving this and not just that vacancy rate. so it is a very important part of the equation for us. >> supervisor mar: so the assumption is that our vacancy
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rate for rns will continue to be the same of the next two-year period and therefore we're not going to be successful at reducing it. >> i would assume we're always going to have some form of vacancy rate in nursing and if you look at where we are in the national averages, we're currently below and our efforts are working and we certainly do not want to lose any ground on that as an organization. >> supervisor mar: okay. well, thank you. i know that's kind of a separate issue that we've held here. thank you, supervisor safai, for your focus on the staffing -- adequate staffing for our public hospitals. so thank you. >> thank you. so it sounds like, supervisor safai, what are you wanting to do with this here. you're going to vote no -- >> supervisor safai: your camera is off i think.
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is that on purpose? i just wanted to ask? >> chair haney: my camera? can you see me? >> supervisor safai: i can see your picture now, but that's fine, go ahead. i mean -- okay. to answer your question, we got a memo from the c.o.o. a lot of what i'm reading in the memo is talking about covid and a lot of the emergency response. i think it's clear now despite what we initially thought, that is no longer a pandemic but it's more endemic and it's going to be with us for a number of years. i think our strategy has to be based on permanency and stabilizing the staff rather than having this response that is related to having on the contract amount. but that's all being aside. the major problem that i have is
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that exceeding the not to exceed amount by $6 million, not coming and telling this committee and then asking us for us to fill the gap after the fact. it's not even necessarily retroactive contract approval. and then going all the way to the end of the contract. it makes more sense to me that they would extend this first extension is not even done yet. they've exceeded that. looks like they underprojected for a number of different reasons. now they're overprojecting going all the way to the end and they're talking about they might potentially come back and ask for some additional amendments at that time. i think there needs to be a little more thought put into this. obviously, they're over spent this existing contract. i don't like going all thewa i to the end -- all the way to the end. i think they should come back with a better, more refined projection. and as supervisor mar said and one of the questions i asked the
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other day, this contract amount is equivalent to 96 employees, while they currently have 71 vacant. is there a conversation about raising the number of allotted full-time employees in staffing instead of keeping it at 984. the ratio has changed. it's two to one. that requires them to have more staff. so what is increasing the number of employees from 984 to a higher number? i just think there needs to be a little more thought to put into this. i'm not prepared to vote for this contract today. i think i would reject this contract and ask them to come back with a different proposal over the holidays that doesn't extend us all the way to the contract, with a little more thought of raising the total number of full-time employees. that will give them more time to come back and show they've hired
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those additional vacancies and shown they've gotten the 7.2 vacancy number down. and essentially, give themselves a little more room at the end of the contract to come back and see how things have adjusted in the environment by maybe the summer of 2023. i think they're overprojecting out now and they're asking for too much money and they're not giving us the amount of time to really analyze the situation. >> chair haney: all right. well, is there any response to any of that from d.p.h.? otherwise, i'm going to grant that request. -- or support that request. ms. ruggels? >> i would just -- yeah, we'll be happy to provide more information. we actually started this, believe it or not, in august.
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it's taken a very long time to pull together all of the actual data. so i think we feel pretty secure that we haven't overprojected any of the actuals. so, that's the part that will be especially important. a different question is whether you want to extend the contract, but the amount that we owe -- we'll be happy to share because we spent a great deal of time pulling that data together, so it's all available. >> chair haney: okay. so what i'm going to do is continue this to the call of the chair. and i also called hearing with you around staffing and it might be good to kind of align those two conversations in some way.
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>> supervisor safai: good idea. that's a good idea. >> chair haney: this committee in january. so mr. clerk, i'm going to make a motion to continue this item to the call of the chair. >> on the motion to continue item number 1 to the call of the chair, vice chair safai? >> supervisor safai: aye. >> supervisor mar: aye. >> chair haney: aye. >> we have three ayes. >> chair haney: great. thank you. we look forward to continuing the conversation, ms. ruggels and ms. d'antoni. we appreciate your work and leadership. we know these are challenging times and we want to be supportive of fully staffing our department of public health and supporting you to do that. with that, i want to call -- if the fire department is here, i know they wanted to go earlier
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and now it's not quite as early, unfortunately, but is the fire department here for item number 11? >> i am seeing chief nicholson at least logged on. i'm also seeing sandra tong. but, they have yet to respond to you, chair haney. >> chair haney: yeah. there we go. all right. why don't we call item 11? >> hello, chair haney. sorry. i'm going to try to get chief nicholson. >> chair haney: all right. mr. clerk, item number 11. >> item 11, ordinance appropriating $2.4 million of general fund general verves to the fire department for increased staffing to address paramedic staffing shortages in
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fiscal year 2021-22. this ordinance if forwarded requires a two-thirds approval vote of all members of the board of supervisors for approximately $2.3 million pursuant to charter, section 9.113 subsection c. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call 1-415-655-0001, meeting i.d., 2496 587 7269 ##. if you have not already done so, dial star 3 to line up to speak. a system prompt will indicate you have raised your hand. please indicate until the systems indicates you've been unmuted and you may begin your comments. mr. chair? >> chair haney: thank you. and welcome chief nicholson. >> thank you very much, chair haney. may i -- i guess it's my turn to speak then. thank you, chair haney, supervisors mar and safai.
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chief jeanine nicholson. first of all, i want to express my gratitude for supervisor safai's leadership on this critical infrastructure issue for the fire department. as you know, ems makes up a very large portion of our daily workload and 80% of our call volume. and we are by far the largest provider in the emergency 911 ambulance system along with -- although we do have two private partners, we are the largest provider. in the years leading up to covid, we'd seen increase in call volume on annual basis without increase in ambulance staffing since 2015. and this really resulted in a number of operational issues for us. including response time and increasing occurrence of medic to follow, which means there is no medic available, no ambulance
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available in the city of 911 system. so in late 2019, we began working on a staffing analysis with the controller's office and mayor's office to take a look at proper resource levels and then, of course, covid happened. and we had, you know, those efforts were put aside to concentrate on the response to the pandemic. but covid brought on a whole new set of tests for us and the 911 ambulance system. so, because the system is currently facing some unprecedented challenges and as a result has had to incorporate never before used measures to assist with demands on a daily basis, such as authorizing d.o.s. ambulances. you know, we bear the brunt of the challenges and the 911 system is significantly strained on a daily basis. and we are concerned, not just with our call volume now, but
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the ever increasing call volume. and we are currently using per diem and overtime to the fullest extent possible and still have many shifts we're unable to fill on a daily basis. and so, we're seeing additional mandatory overtime when we can find members available to staff, but that's very limited and, frankly, overtime, there is overtime fatigue for many of our members. and there is, you know, there is no flexibility in the system to assist with the fluctuations in demand and the increasing legalization of our crews, let alone what should be basic requirements for our members, such as providing training. and as you may recall, during the last budget process in june this year, the budget and finance committee allocated an additional 10 ftes to the fire
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department for ambulance staffing. thank you very much for that. at this time the department mentioned that, you know, we would be working with the mayor and the controller's office and we have done that. and that analysis is what is assisting us in pushing this budget supplemental forward. and so as we hire these additional personnel over the next six months, and as the city continues its covid recovery, we're going to continue to work with the controller's office on a staffing plan for the future. we're going to continue that analysis. and i know you'll be getting to it in a second, but the budget and legislative analyst is recommending a reduction in the number of ftes approved here as part of their recommendation, the discussion of additional ftes. as part of they want to talk about it in perhaps the june
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2022 budget. but i know that we cannot wait on this issue, because we need to fully respond to the unknown covid environment as well as the backup for potential staffing issues we're encountering. the full-time employees will give us much needed flexibility to help navigate these challenges that we anticipate as the city continues to recover from covid. so, again, i want to thank the mayor's office and the controller's office for all of their help on this supplemental, as well as partners at d.v.m. and our local 798. i want to thank you, supervisors, always for your support of our ems division and the fire department. and i'm happy to answer any questions you may have. and, again, thank you supervisor safai for your leadership on
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this. i appreciate your partnership. thank you. >> chair haney: great, thank you. can we go to the b.l.a., please. >> yes, thank you, chair haney. so these proposed ordinances would appropriate approximately $2.35 million from the general reserve to the fire department and to amend the salary ordinance to add 13.68 ftes this year for paramedics. the proposed ordinances would allow the fire department to hire and pay for the cost of hiring 50 of these positions this year. [please stand by] [please stand by]
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>> thank you, chair, and
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thank you for your conversation during the budget process. i want to thank chief nicholson and her team. commander tom and all of the people that are on the frontlines as our first responders in the city. i get daily updates from our chief. unfortunately there are so many different things happening in our city and over the course of the last 18 months, so much of that has become so much more critical during this pandemic. we have had numerous occasions where people were waiting far past the standard time for an emergency response vehicle and so paramedicks are crucial to the health and safety of san francisco. i know they're model ago response time to 80% of the time, the amount of budgeting that is projected here would allow for an 85%.
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i'm fine with that. i want our paramedics to respond at a 90 or 95 or even higher percentage rate response time. second of all, this is a department that has not had an increase in staffing and that is one of things that came out of our budget conversations last year since 2015 where our calls were spread in different directions for crisis response and nonemergency calls to the amount of calls that have exponentially grown and their staffing size has not -- this adds to the amount of sick leave that's required because the existing staff is overworked and requires -- it contributes to the amount of people that leave the profession all together because of burnout. this is a critical mid year
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request because we were not able to get the controller's analysis done for the final budget. the 10 that we approved in the budget was more of a placeholder. but we know that these are critical and needed staff and so i'm prepared today to support the existing amount. in fact, if i could increase it, i would. because i know we need even additional. and i know we're going to have that conversation further as we go into the upcominging budgets year. this will be phased in. we'll have a certain batch around 20-plus that will be hired in the spring and then the remainder hired at the end of the -- toward the beginning of our budget process for the next fiscal year. so i am comfortable with the number that is presented. i believe 50 is the right number. i appreciate all the hard work and analysis that the b.l.a. did, but this will just be one time that we disagree on this particular instance.
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thank you, mr. chair. >> thank you. appreciate it. supervisor mar? >> thank you, chair haney and thank you, chief nicholson and nick from the b.l.a. for your presentation on this budget request. to increase staffing for our e.m.s. or -- or e.m.t.s and paramedics and, you know, i think this -- the particular issue that was raised by the b.l.a. around the -- how the additional staffing is being projected, and whether it is based on 80% of calls being
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handled by e.m.t. and paramedics as a state standards sort of recommend versus 85% that, you know, the department is requesting. i would like to that you knows a little bit better. and chief nicholson, i guess, if you can maybe just offer a response to that. that specific b.l.a. recommendation. >> yeah. i'm going to send this to chief sandy thom who is our chief of e.m.s. we also have mark co-er sew rso who is our finance guy online as well. >> thank you and good afternoon now. so, for the 80% that we're talking about, or 85%, that is market share. so, that means basically the percentage of the calls that we run.
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so the fire department based on an exclusive operating area defined by the state. we are more or less required to take on a certain number of the calls in the 9-1-1 system. that defined vaining anywhere between -- at minimum, 81% but 85% to 95% so that is what we're talking about in terms of what we're responding to versus the two private providers that we share. and currently, we're at 72%, 47%. >> ok. thank you. so, you're saying the 80% state threshold, that is more minimum, that is not a recommendation. and we can, and i would agree, you know, we should shoot for higher here at the local level? >> yes, totally agree. thank you.
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>> i just had a few other questions. chief nicholson, you mentioned that there was an effort between the department and the mayor's office and the controller to analyze the real staffing needs and update our analysis of staffing needs for e.m.t. and paramedics and that was put on hold during covid. is that something that you're planning to -- has that been resumed or is that analysis going to happen soon? because that does seem very important to go through that more comprehensive analysis. >> yes. thank you for the question,
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supervisor. yes. this was brought up at the budget and finance for the last budget and we have not had enough time to analyze it so we picked right up this past summer with the mayor's office and with the controller and have done a deeper dive. i want to thank her for her work. and so we have continued to work with them and that is where we came up with this additional number and moving forward, we have requested that we continue to work with them on a staffing plan for the future. so we don't haves to play any whack-a-mole game. we can figure out and plan what's best for the city. >> got it. so, the increase in 50 positions, that's reflected in this appropriation is based on updated analysis of staffing needs in the department? >> yes. it is -- there is a little wiggle room but basically the department does believe that
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we need 50. >> got it. i appreciate that. just one more question around filling the position and the workforce pipeline. i had a chance to visit the city college paramedic training program at the john adams campus and was really impressed. is there a pipeline in nice fill these positions as projected? it looks like there is some projected to be filled in february and in april and some following that later in the year. >> yes. the price line is part of our work and we do have close connections with city college. you may or may not remember we also started a city e.m.t. program last year or earlier
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this year we had our initial [inaudible] to bring people into the city. we need a more robust infrastructure and pipeline because we are seeing this all over the state, a shortage and paramedic and long waits for hospitals and the like. but fortunately, foe is a destination departments for people and they want to work here.
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in terms of recruiting people here. however, what our issue has been for many, many years in e.m.s. is the lack of diversity. so that was part of the e.m.t. program that we would like to grow and we put in place a recruitment officer this past month. so we're moving towards building that, those pipelines and making them more robust. and, you know, that is the plan for the future. >> thank you for your work and the controllers' office. thank you, supervisor safai for your leadership. i am supportive of this and actually i would love to be added as a co-sponsor as well. thank you. >> great.
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i also am very support *ift of this and would like to be added as a co-sponsor and i have been involved in our efforts during the budget process to expand the number of positions and am glad we were able to come back and do more in terms of meeting the need. i know that just the demand that your folks have are just overwhelming and having adequate staff. meeting the legal requirements, meeting requirements and demands out there on the streets are both critical. so i want to open this up to public comment. can we do that now? >> yes. operations is checking to see if there are any caller in the queue. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item, please press star 3. for those on hold, please continue to wait until the system indicates that you have been unmuted. do we have any callers in the
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queue? >> mr. clerk, we have no callers in the queue. >> thank you very much. mr. chair? >> thank you. public comment is closed. thank you, again, to the fire department and to local 798 as well. supervisor safai? >> thank you, chair. just one last comment. i think it is an important note. it's preferenced in the b.l.a.'s report. and that's about the exclusive operating area. this was something that was negotiated decades ago. this is something that allows for the certain part of the fire department to have the ambulances in operating area. they are far below that number. there is always a concern about the private ambulances shifting and having employees shift over to the public and fire department.
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but the truth of the matter is, i think we're at around 73%. i think that is what -- and sorry, chief, i demoted you. i apologize about that. i try not to make those mistakes. so i apologize. but you referenced it. it's an important point and a conversation that we'll continue to have my understanding is the number needs to be around 85%, if not 90% and some of that has to do with geting the appropriate level of paramedics on the street from the fire department. i think there was this -- the local emergency oversite body was at the departments of public health. there was some private contracts that were distributed to private ambulances and increases the number of private operators out on the street and decreases the share of the --
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of what was mandated by court f. you could get me that exclusive contract operating agreement, i would like the see that. i know we've been caught up in so many different thing, but since we're approvinging the supplemental today, it would be important to see that because we're supposed to achieve a higher number and that is not necessarily reflected in the b.l.a. report and that is something that we have an obligation to achieve. and that is why i made the comment if i could approve more now, i would i wasn't being flip pant in the comment, it was more about the work we've done collectively over the last year plus to really understand why our response times our low, our staffing levels are low not just because of sick and burnout, we're not at the appropriate number of staffing and that
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all contributes to what we need achieve. we'll continue this conversation as we get into the new budget year, but it would be helpful to have that exclusive operating agreement so i can understand that a little bit better. then we can have a staffing plan to achieve that number and i think that is something that i wanted to overemphasize here at the end. thank you, chief. and i'm proud to support this today. if you want to say anything on that, chief, just to wrap up, that would be great. >> again, thank you. thank you all finish your support on this. and we will get you a copy of the e.o.a. and happy to do so for you. as a public service, we have more invested in the people that we're responding to as opposed to a private
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ambulance company, which is, frankly, about the bottom dollar. and so i -- we have a proud tradition in this city of ambulances and the work and i really appreciate the support in being able to move forward with this. in such a positive way. so, thank you so much. >> also thank you to local 798. thaift been very helpful in the conversation of educating me about this exclives operating agreement and understanding the staffing levels as it pertains to paramedics and ambulances in the city. so thank you. thank you, mr. chair. >> great. thank you. and i think we are in agreement here and we do appreciate the work of the b.l.a. on this and sounds like we're going to keep this as-is.
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i want to -- did you call 11 and 12 together, mr. clerk? >> no, mr. chair. just item 11. >> ok. all right. so i want to move item 11 to the full board with a positive recommendation. can we have our roll call vote, please? >> on the motion to move the ordinance forward to the full board with a positive recommendation -- [roll call] >> we have three ayes. >> great. thank you so much. and, mr. clerk, can you now call item number 12, which is also a fire item. >> the ordinance amending number 109-21 the salary ordinance for fiscal years 2021 to 2022 and 2022 to 2023 to reflect the addition of 50
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new positions of which are 13.68 f.t.e.s and fiscal year 2021 to 2022 in the fire department to address paramedic staffing shortages. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call 415-655-0001, meet, i.d. 2496-587-7269 and then press pound twice. if you have not already done so, please press star 3 to speak. a system will indicate you can speak and you may begin your comments. mr. chair? >> thank you. chief nicholson, anything more to say about this? >> thank you, chair haney. mark, if you could make some comments, please. >> absolutely. good morning, chair haney, supervisor safai and supervise source mar. this is the accompanying item
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to the previous item number 11. item 12 was just the adjust tonight the a.s.o. for the positions that were included in the previous supplemental item. we're happy to answer any questions you may have. >> thank you. b.l.a., mr. menard? >> thank you, chair haney. i already spoke to the recommendations on this item. i'm happy to answer any questions. >> thank you. we open this to public comment, please? >> yes. operations checking to see if there are any callers in the queue. members of the public who wish to provide public comment, press star 3 to be added. please continue to wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted and that is your cue to begin your comments. do we have any callers? >> mr. clerk, we have no callers in the queue. >> thank you much. mr. chair? >> public comment is closed.
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i think we discussed this on the last item, but make a motions to move item, i think probably adding to this one as well. as co-sponsors to it. we appreciate that. and then if i can make a motion to move it to the role cal, please. >> [roll call] >> great. thank you, again. mr. clerk, can you please call item number 8? >> thank you, chair haney. item number 8, one second.
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is the resolution authorizing the mayor's office of haous housing and community development to extend south of market or soma community stabilization fund dollars in the amount of $1 million to address various impactses of destabilization on residents and businesses in soma from january 1, 2022 through january 31, 2022. members of the public which wish to provide public comment should call 415-655-0001. meeting i.d. is 2496-586-2769 and then press pound twice. a system prompt will indicate you have raised your hand. please indicate until the system indicates you have been unmuted and may begin your comments. mr. chair? >> thank you. and we have brian chiu from mocd to present on this item. >> thank you. director of community development from the mayor's office of housing and community development. as you know, back in 2005,
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the board approved a number of changes to the planning code, one of which created the soma community stabilization fund. to provide stabilization funding for community organizations in light of the rapid development in south of america. it's also overs seen by a community advisory committee that makes recommendations to our departments as to how they would like the funds to be distributed. during the summer, the committee decided to allocate approximately $1 million to be put out through a request for proposals. those proposals would be put forward in the area of housing, small business support, youth and family support, community action grants, trauma-informed systems.
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our department issued a request for proposals on september 7. we received 16 eligible applications. of those applications, we recommended to the committee 11 organizations that are found in your packets for total of $1,025,000. the soma community advisory committee approved them back on october 28 and we're coming to your committee for approval to expend those funds. i'm here to answer any questions that you might have about the r.f.p. or our grantees and happy to respond to any inquires you might have. >> thank you.
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is there a report on this item? >> yes. there is. we would recommend to spend $1,025,000 from the fund to start january 1, 2022. we showed the grant awards on page 25 of our report. and recommend approval. i'm happy to answer any questions. >> thank you. we appreciate your work. can we open this up for public comment? >> yes, chair haney. operations is checking to see if there are any callers. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item, press star 3 now to be added. for those already on hold, please continue to wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted. do we have any callers? >> operator: mr. clerk, we
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have no callers in the queue. >> thank you much. mr. chair? >> ok. public comment is now closed. seeing no more questions or comments from my colleagues, let's see. i think we're good to go. i want to make a motion to move item 8 to the full board with a positive recommendation. could we have a roll call vote, please? >> on the motion to move item number 8 to the full board with a positive recommendation -- [roll call] >> we have three ayes. >> thank you. there is a full board with a positive recommendation. call item number 9. >> yes, chair. item number 19 a resolution fixing the prevailing wage rates for workers performing work under city contracts for
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public works and improvements, for workers performing work under city contracts for janitorial services, workers performing work in public off-street parking lots, garages or storage facilities for automobiles on property-owned or leased by the city. workers engaged in theatrical or technical services for shows on property owned by the city. workers engaged in the hauling of solid waste generated by the city in the course of city operations. pursuant to a contract with the city. workers are performing moving services under contracts owned or leased by the city, workers engaged in exhibits, display or trade show work on property owned by the city. workers engaged in broadcast services on property owned by the city. workers engaged in loading or unloading into or from a commercial vehicle on city property of materials, goods or products under connection -- i'm sorry, in connection with the show or special event or engaged in driving a
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commercial vehicle into which or from the -- which materials, goods and products are loaded or unloaded or at facilities or on property owned or leased by the city and motor bus service contract. members of the public which wish to provide public comment should call 415-655-0001, meeting i.d. -- mr. chair? >> that was quite a long title. and we have mr. mulligan from
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olsc to present on the item. >> thank you, chair haney, supervisors mar and safai. this is an annual report pursuant to section .622 of the code and includes all of the california department of industrial relations recent determinations, approximately 39 with about 70 classificationsings and that is boilerplate information that is basically transfered from the state and adopted for our purposes here and in addition to that, there is 10 classifications that are unique to san francisco that were all just relayed recently. thank you for your generosity for the long list.
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there is a service class classification not recognized elsewhere. san francisco adopts those rates independently and we use the same processes as our pure agencies. and the department of labor and our processes. >> thank you. is there a report on this item? >> yes, this resolution would fix prevailing wages for certain employees of private businesses that have contracts with the city or city property. we detailed the changes on page 33 of our report and changes are completed by the civil service commission. because this resolution could s be [inaudible] for the board of supervisors. happy to answer any questions.
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>> thank you. i don't see any questions or comments from colleagues. i'm sure we're all very supportive of this. can we please go to public comment? >> yes, chair haney. operations checking to see if there are any callers in the queue. members of the public who wish to provide comment on this item, please press star 3 now to be added to the line to speak. for those already on hold, please continue to wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted and that is your cue to begin your comments. do we have anybody in the queue? >> operator: mr. clerk, we have no callers in the queue. >> thank you very much. mr. chair? >> public comment is now closed. i want to make a motion to move item 9 to the full board with a positive recommendation. could we have a roll call vote, please? >> on the motion to forward this item to the full board as recommended -- [roll call] we have three ayes.
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>> ok. so, we'll go to the full board with a positive recommendation. thank you so much, director mulligan. >> thank you. >> could you please call item number 10. >> item number 10 is the ordinance appropriating approximately $6.8 million from the genre serve and approximately $5 million from other revenue for a total amount of approximately $11.9 million to the department of elections to support additional costs from unforeseen elections in fiscal year 2021 to 2022, including up coming
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electionss for san francisco school board of education and state assembly district 17 and this ordinance requires a two-thirds approval vote of all members of the board of supervise source for approximately $10 million pursuant to charter section 9.113 subsection c. members of the public should call 415-655-0001. meeting i.d. 2496-457-2689 and press pound twice. please wait until the system indicates that you have been unmuted and that will be your cue to begin your comments. mr. chair? >> thank you. and i see director arnst here. i will turn it over to you. >> thank you, chair haney. >> john, i can go. >> ok. >> great. good afternoon, chair haney, supervisors. i'm the mayor's budget director and i'm here to talk to you today about the pending supplemental appropriation ordinance related to elections. and that is a very brief presentation that i can walk you through and as you can see, director john ernst is here to answer any specific questions.
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increasing to approximately $12 million, this will deal with unforeseen costs associated with various upcoming special elections, notably includes an assumption that the city covers the cost of the upcoming school board recall election, which is approximately $3.25 million as opposed to the city receiving a reimbursements for the school district for the cost of these elections as typical practice. the mayor felt it was important to include that cost on the city side as part of this supplemental. the total cost of these elections are offset by approximately $5.1 million in savings associated with the gubernatorial recall from september. we had assumed at the time of
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budget that there would be some local requirement and however those costs were fully reimburred by the state and we were able to put it towards this effort and, as a result, we're requesting today $6.9 million to cover the gap, which would be funded out of the city genre serves. as the clerk mentioned, this is the title -- excuse me, this is the table that shows the respective elections that the supplemental would cover. in addition to the upcoming elections, there are other unforeseen costs that have been passed since the budget to ab-37 which requires universal vote by mail so we're including costs associated with that as part of this and you can see
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taking into account savings from the september recall as a total of 6.9 million needed from the genre serve. we're happy to answer any questions you might have >> thank you. first of all, is there a b.l.a. report on this item? >> there is. this proposed ordinance would appropriate $6.9 million from the genre serve and $5 million from department of election revenues and authorize new spending from that department for the fiscal year. as we show on page 38 of our report, $11.3 million would be for the two special elections and for the special
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elections, the primary and the record election and then a final election in april 2022. there are vote by mail requirements that became effective in september 2021 after the budget was passed and to rehabilitate the warehouse that the department uses. the board of supervisors has previously authorized supplemental appropriations to fund unanticipated special elections. but as noted, the appropriation also covers the board of election recall election which the school district is responsible for under state law. we estimate that those costs are $2.5 million and we, therefore, consider approval of that portion of the appropriatation to be a policy matter for the board
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of supervisors but recommend approval from the remaining $8.7 million of the appropriation. i'm happy to answer any questions. >> i have two questions for director ernst. the first is does the state provide any reimburse for the costs associated for the assembly district? >> no. >> they expect the county to -- >> direct. and what if there isn't an appraisal run-off? >> if there were savings from compared to what we were running today, it would fall to fund balance for the city at the end of the fiscal year >> got it. supervisor mar? >> thank you. i had the same questions
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around the special assembly rates. i have another question around the city's work to outreach to immigrant parents or noncitizen parents and i know that the office of affairs has led that to contract with community organizations to ensure that noncitizen parentses are able to understand it and participate in the board elections so it's my understanding that there's been discussions about some additional funding for that work to be included in the supplemental. i just wanted to conclude if that was the case. >> thank you for the question, supervisor mar. yes, there is the ability to do that outreach within the supplemental that is pending before you today. it could be forwarded to the office of civic innovation or
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o.c.s. -- i can't remember what it stands for -- to do that work and that is included in the amount that's before you today. >> does that come out of the outreach line? is that where it's included? >> correct. >> ok. so, you're saying i could. but is that -- i wonder if it will be. i might be around $250,000. >> it is not specified in this, that work or. but they have the ability to work into a mid year work order agreement within o.c.s. to send funds over for that purpose. >> and director ernst, is it your intention to do that? >> yes, it is. >> thank you, chair haney.
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>> thank you, supervisor mar. can we open this up for public comment, please. >> you're on mute. >> ok. thank you. memb ers of the public who wish to p rovide pub lic comment on this item, plea se press star 3. for those on h old, please cont inue to wa it until the syst em indicat es that y ou have been unmuted. do w e have any callers in the queue? >> m r. clerk, we have no call ers in the queue. >> t hank you v ery much. mr. chair? >> thank you, public comment is closed. i want to make a motion to move item 10 to the full board with a recommendation. >> [inaudible].
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>> oh, i'm sorry. supervisor safai? >> yeah, no, thank you. i just wanted to ask a question question about translation services. i know right now we're going through the redistricting process. also there is those conversations as well. is there transportation services for redistricting? >> no, they're separate categories of funding. redistricting has its own funding source. >> right. in your opinion, is there services in there, sufficient funding for translation services during this redistricting process? >> currently, yes. >> ok.
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i wanted to make sure since the conversations were on the table. it's very important to me. we have a lot of significant number of households. translation services is extremely important so thank you for that. i wanted to ask the question about redistricting while we had the conversation here today. thank you, chair. >> thank you. all right. can we take that motion that i made? >> yes. on the motion to forward this item to the full board does recommend vice chair safai. [roll call]
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>> mr. clerk, can you please call item number 13. >> a resolution declaring the intents of the city and county of san francisco to reimburse certain expenditures from proceeds of future bonded indebtedness in an ago gre gats principal amount not to exceed $73 million in one or more series of bonds or a tax exempt or taxable basis. authorizing the director of the mayor's office of housing and community development to submit an application and related documents to the cdlac to permit the issuance of residential mortgage revenue bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $73.4 million to 240 van ness avenue or the kelsey civic center. authorizing and directing the director to direct the controller's office to hold in trust an amount not to
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exceed $100,000 in accordance with cdlac procedure, authorizing the director to certify to cdlac that the city has on deposit the required amount, authorizing the director to pay an amount equal to such deposit to the state of california, if the city fails to issue the residential mortgage revenue bonds authorizing and directing the execution of any documents necessary to implement this resolution, and ratifying and approving any action heretofore taken in connection with the project has defined here and the application as defined herein. members of the public should call 415-655-0001 to comments on this item. meeting i.d. 2496-587-7269 and then press pound twice. if you have not already done so, please dial star 3 and line up to speak. a system prompt will indicate that you have raised your hand. please wait until you have
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been unmuted. mr. chair? >> thank you. anne romero, welcome. >> thank you very much. good afternoon. >> i'm a senior project manager. i'm here to present item 13 related to the proposed bond issuance which is named the kelsey civic center. the purpose is to enable the project to apply for tax-exempt bondens ifing not to exceed $73.4 million with the california debt limit allocation committee. the proposed bond issuance will be conduit financing and will not require the city to pledge any of its funds to the repayment of the bonds. at 240s van nessness is a 112-unit affordable multifamily housing project. the project will feature 25% of the units, 28 units total
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set aside for people with disabilities who use home and community-based services. 30% of the units are at 36% and below. and they are at 60% below a.m.i. with the remaining 50% reserved to 58% a.m.i. if this spronlts awarded a bond allocation in 2022, mocd will return to the ball for bond issue approvals in the fall. if you have questions for her, and we are happy to answer any questions that the committee members may have. thank you. >> thank you. can we please go to the b.l.a. >> we did not report on this item. >> ok.
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i do not see any other questions or comments. can we go to public comment, please? >> yes. operations checking to see if there are any callers in the queue. members of the public who wish to provide public comment, press star 3. for those on hold, please continue to wait until the system indicates that you have been unmuted. do we have any callers? >> south carolina yes, we have one caller in the queue. >> thank you very much. >> caller: can you hear me now? >> you may begin. >> great. david pillpal. again, good afternoon. i have not followed the proposed housing project to this location at all. i just have thought for many years that the city should have offices at this location.
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the western portion of that block bounded by grove, polk, now tom wadell place and van ness which has the arts commission outdoor garden project space. and the three properties on van ness at 234, 240 and 246 van ness seemed to me like an appropriate place for city office building. i know that the city continues to lease space through various agencies at 1155 market and previously 1455 -- actually still one at south van ness, the new 49 south van ness, 25 van ness, the courthouse across the street at 400 mcalister, the
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veterans building, etc.,etc. regardless of how much people are in offices, the general plan still calls for sequestering city offices around the city offices area and seemed to me like that is an appropriate space for city office building. if housing is developed at this location, seems like that would foreclose that opportunity forever. and so that is my concern about this particular site. i have no particular issues with the housing other than what i expressed or the financing thereof. if there's no immediate need to move on this, you may consider asking the city's capital planning committee to consider and report back. >> there are no more callers. >> mr. clerk, that completes the xwa*i. -- the queue.
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>> thank you very much. mr. chair? >> >> public comment is now closed. i want to make a motion to move item number 13 to the full board with a positive recommendation. could we have a roll call vote, please? >> yes. on the motion to forward the item number 13 to the full board as recommended -- [roll call] >> we have three ayes. >> great. thank you. this will go to the full board with a positive recommendation. can you please call item
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number 14. >> yes. item number 14 is a resolution declaring the intents of the city and county of san francisco to reimburse certain expenditures from proceeds, a future tax bonded endebtedness in the principle amount not to exceed approximately $58 million in one or more series of bonds on a taxable basis. authorizing the director, mayor's office and housing and community development to sub miss an application or related documents to the california debt limit allocation committee or cdlac to permit issuance or the issuance of mortgage revenue bonds in aggregate, principal amount not to exceed $52 million for gary boulevard, authorizing the controller's office to hold interest in an amount not to exceed $100,000 in the cdlac procedures, authorizing the director to cdlac that the city has on deposit, the required amount, authorizing the director to pay an amount equal to such deposit to the city of california if the city fails to issue the mortgage residence bond and authorizing and directing the execution of any bonds necessary to implement this
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resolution and ratifying and approving any action heretofore to take with the promise and the application. members of project who wish to provide public comments on this item should call 415-655-0001, meeting i.d. 2496-587-7269 and press pound twice. a system prompt will indicate that you have raised your hand. please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted and you may begin your comments can. mrs. chair? >> thank you. >> good afternoon, thank you, chair haney and committee members mar and safai. i'm the project manager at the mayor's office of housing and community development. i'm here to present on item number 14 related to the proposed bond issuance for
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4200 gary boulevard. it's to enable the project to apply for tax exempt bond financing not to exceed $58 million with cdlac. the proposed bond issuance will be conduit financing and will not require the city to pledge any of its funds to the repayment of the bonds. 4s 200 gary is a 98-unit senior affordable multifamily housing project to be located at 4200 gary boulevard. tenderloin neighborhood development corporation tndc is the developer. over half of the units will serve households earning less than 25% of the san francisco counties area meeting income a.m.i. while the balance of units will serve households less than 50% a.m.i.
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20% will be set aside for formerly homeless seniors. if the spronlts awarded a bond allocation, mocd plans to return to the boards later this winter. financing for the project anticipated to close in fall 2022. i'm also joined today by the project sponsor from tndc and happy to answer any questions that the committee maebs may have. thank you. >> thank you. can we go to the b.l.a., please? >> we don't haves a report for this item. >> supervisor mar? >> thank you, chair haney. i don't have any question, but i just wanted to take time to thank mayor breed, supervisor chan and mocd and the tenderloin neighborhood development center for all of their work on this incredibly important affordable senior housing project into richmond and, as you know, it's moving forward alongside the equally important affordable family housing project in my district of 2550 irving so these projects will be an
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important step forward in creating new housing on the west side that really meets our community's needs. thank you for everyone to work on this. i'm really excited to see this. s the fort garry project and take this important step. thank you, chair haney. >> ditto. appreciate that. can we open this up to public comments, please? >> yes, chair haney. operations checking to see if there are any callers in the queue. members of the public who wish to provide comment on this item, please press star 3 now to be added to the line to speak. for those on hold, please continue to wait until the system indicates that you have been unmuted and that is your cue to begin your comments. are there any callers? >> mr. clerk, we have no callers in the queue. >> thank you much. mr. chair? >> public comment is now closed. i want to make a motion to move item 14 to the full
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board with a positive recommendation. can we have a roll call vote, please? >> on the motion to forward the item 14 to the full board with a positive recommendation, vice chair safai? [roll call] we have three ayes. >> great. thank you. appreciate it. mr. clerk, can you please call item 15? >> yes. it's the ordinance amending the police code to establish a portable paid sick leave system for domestic workers and to require hiring sxwitties that do not directly provide p.s.l. to provide p.s.l. payments to domestic workers using the portable system. members of public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call 415-5655-001 and meeting i.d. 2496-587-7269 and then press pound twice. if you have not already done
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so, please press star 3 to line up to speak. a system prompt will indicate that you have raised your hand. please wait until the system indicates that you have been unmuted and may begin your comment and, again, as noticed earlier in the meeting, we are working with the office of civic engagement and immigration affairs to assist us during public comment for this item. if you could provide the call-in information in the respective language, please. >> yes. [speaking in spanish]
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[speaking arabic] [please stand by] [please stand by]
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employers that track and distribute paid sick time as needed. domestic workers, however, often work sporadic schedules for multiple individual employers which makes it almost impossible for them to accrue enough paid sick time for any one employer. although they have the right to paid sick leave, in reality,
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very few domestic workers are able to access this benefit. the way this new program will take shape is twofold. first, the office of economic workforce development will begin a six-month planning phase convening stakeholders, including domestic workers, their employers and city departments to develop the specific features, functions and to develop a budget for implementation of the portable paid sick leave system. this will allow the system to be designed by domestic workers to meet their specific needs. built into the legislation are several baseline requirements for the program to ensure it will track hours and net pay rates, coordinate sick leave payments and minimize administrative burdens for workers and their employers. following a six-month planning phase, oewd will conduct a procurement phase to build and
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operate the portable paid sick leave system unless the department determines it's best to run the program internally. based on initial conversations with stakeholders, i expect the program to function through a phone-based app that will easily be accessed by employers and their domestic worker employees. oewd estimates the procurement phase will take at least six months. thus we expect the program to be accessible to domestic workers in 2022 or early 2023. we have are joined by two people. domestic worker and an employer who tells us how the employers can comply with and understand the obligation under the sick leave ordinance.
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oewd is here and available to answer any questions. first, i'd like to invite the first speaker. i want to thank the spanish interpreter who is standing by. >> okay. [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish]
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>> hello, i'm a member of -- i am san franciscan. i'm a mother of five ages range from 14 to 38. i've been a domestic worker for 15 years, of which the last five years have been in this country. i work cleaning houses and taking care of an 80-year-old woman who i prepare lunch, clean her room and wash her clothes. i have six employers at the moment. i'm here today to ask the budget and finance committee for their support for the paid sick leave ordinance. >> [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish]
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>> interpreter: before the pandemic, i earned enough to cover all my basic expenses including rent, transportation and food for myself and my family. but now because of the pandemic, many employers have cancelled my services. i've paid my taxes every year and i hope to have a pension some day, however, i do not have sick leave benefits for illnesses or emergencies. i can take time off if i get sick, but i don't get paid. i also don't have health insurance to subsidize my medical expenses. >> [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish]
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>> interpreter: domestic workers are always affected by not being able to afford losing one day of work to take a sick day or just to rest because if we do -- if we do not work, we are not paid. so what do we do? out of necessity, i stash a little bit of cash in case of emergencies. february of this year, i fell at an employer's house and i fell and broke my hand. the employer didn't pay for anything. i didn't work for six weeks and my employer did not pay for any sick days. this has tremendous economic impact for me. >> [speaking spanish]
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[speaking spanish] >> interpreter: my hand hurts from my arthritis caused by repetitive work over the years. when i can't go to work, i don't go to work, but i don't get sick pay. the employers i have at the moment are very aware of everything we are going through during the covid pandemic. we have had less work. i have little more money -- i had a little more money for
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cleaning products, masks and gloves, but not all employers are conscientious, but i do have one employer who pays me one sick hour for 30 hours of work. >> [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish] >> interpreter: in the same way that my employers have now given me a raise or offered me more
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money during christmas in a christmas card, i think they would be willing to contribute for portable benefits that would ensure paid sick leave. for me, these benefits are important. if we get sick, we should have access to sick-pay benefits like all other workers in san francisco have and stop being excluded. that is why i'm here at the budget and finance committee to please beg you to vote in favor of the paid sick leave ordinance for domestic workers. thank you. >> supervisor ronen: thank you, martha. [speaking spanish] thank you so much for all of your work and your testimony today. next we will hear from mary
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ambler. are you here? hi, welcome. >> hi. hi, members of the board of supervisors, my name is mary. i live in san francisco in district 8 at 22nd street. i was a teacher for most of my career. i'm a domestic employer and a member of hand-in-hand, a domestic employers network. i'm here today urging the budget and finance committee to support the access to paid sick leave so that domestic workers are able to access the right to paid sick leave in san francisco. when my child molly was between the ages of 1 and almost 4, i hired a nanny by the name of heather to help me take care of my child 40 hours a week. heather was like a member of our family. she came to all molly's parties, social events at our home and
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molly was even the flower girl when she got married. the work heather did for our family was incredibly important work. heather was consistently able to sense how my child was doing and know what she really needed. she imparted values in my child and we had a deep trust with her. the women we currently employ to clean my house is not a roomba that comes once a week and disappears. she is a complex human being. like the rest of us, she deserves the right to paid sick leave so she can take care of her health and the health of her loved ones. if she got sick, the domestic workers are as important as other families. i've been paying my house cleaner during the pandemic, even when she was unable to come in. i believe during a time like the
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pandemic, access to a right such as paid sick leave is even more -- [indiscernible] many people may say in a heart beat, i don't know what i would do without my housekeeper, my baby-sitter, my nanny, but i want to pay them cheap. domestic workers already have exploitation and wage theft. i've heard stories of domestic workers who experience work added on to their responsibilities after being hired with absolutely no change in the salaries. domestic workers are essential workers. and they need to be treated with a dignity they deserves. the domestic workers i have employed have made it possible for me and my husband to do our jobs and for us to have breathing room. everyone should have a living wage, along with corresponding rights and benefits. granting domestic workers access
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to a portable benefit system that allows it to paid sick leave for the multiple employers would increase equality and fair labor conditions for domestic workers. and that's why i feel strongly that the access to paid sick leave ordinance needs to be supported by the budget and finance committee. thank you. >> supervisor ronen: thank you so much. and i hope, colleagues, this helped to hear the perspectives from both a domestic worker and a domestic worker employer on why this piece of legislation is important for both entities. and i very much want to thank again the speakers for sharing their experiences with us today. colleagues, oewd has suggested a few amendments to the legislation. my office sent them to you this
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morning. the amendments are non-substantive. they provide clarity about the planning phase and timeline for beginning operations and additionally the city attorney has offered an amendment to the enforcement component of this law just to make sure that it complies with state law. after we hear public comment, i'm hoping you'll adopt these amendments and the city attorney has assured me that they are non-substantive. before i turn it back over to you for questions and for public comment, i just wanted to give a few thanks, especially to my cosponsors, president walton, supervisor melgar, supervisors chan, haney, mar, safai and preston. thank you so much for your support. and my absolute deepest appreciation to kimberly, the director of the california
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domestic workers coalition, who has been working on these equality and justice issues as long as i've known her. the senior council for the national domestic workers alliance who partnered with our city attorney and our office to help write this law and include her vast experience on making worker rights laws equal for domestic workers, not only here in california, but around the entire country. the director of the -- [speaking spanish] -- who is an international leader for the right of domestic workers. and finally, to santiago from my office who has carried this legislation for quite some time with so much skill and love and
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focus. santiago, thank you so much. and finally, to all the domestic workers who work tirelessly to support our homes and our families and our economy. no work would be possible without domestic workers taking care of our children, our loved ones, our homes, making it possible for us to work. -- if we're not domestic workers. so, colleagues, i look forward to your support hopefully today and sending this to the full board with recommendations and i'm happy to answer any questions. also, just as a reminder, oewd is here if you have any questions for them. >> chair haney: thank you, supervisor ronen for this and your leadership. much appreciated. why don't we go to public comment. and i think we're going to do one minute each, because we still have a very long item after this one if that's all
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right. so we'll open it up for public comment. >> thank you, chair haney. operations is collecting to see -- checking to see if there are callers in the queue. for those already on hold, continue to wait until the system indicates you've been unmuted and that is your cue to begin your comments. as earlier stated, we're working with the office of civic engagement to assist in public comment for this item. can you let our public know that -- well, about the call-in information and that we will hear them for one minute. >> sure thing. >> interpreter: [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish]
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>> interpreter: [speaking foreign language] [speaking foreign language] thank you. >> chair haney: thank you. if we could line up the first caller?
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>> caller: good afternoon. my name is -- i live and work in san francisco. sorry. i support the ordinance that would create a system for domestic workers to access the paid sick leave they are entitled to, because we believe that all workers should have basic benefits that dignifies their work. and it is time to correct this social issue. thank you very much. >> clerk: thank you so much for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: hello, my name is austin. i am speaking on behalf of san francisco foundation.
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and with racial and economic equity as part of our north star, we are proud to endorse this effort to ensure -- our domestic workers who are the backbone of care-taking, care giving and as the employer said, they're complex human beings with rights and we wholeheartedly support. vote yes on this ordinance that has been brought to you with partnership with the domestic workers coalition. thank you. >> clerk: good to hear from you, austin. thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: my name is carl kramer. i'm with the san francisco living wage coalition. i live in san francisco in district 9. the living wage coalition
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supports the access to paid sick leave ordinance for domestic workers. domestic workers do the work that makes all other work possible. this is necessary step to make it safe for others to return to work. this is critical in addressing our labor shortage and our economy. it's a matter of basic fairness. it's the right thing to do. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: good afternoon, supervisors. my name is amos. i'm the economic justice program manager of affirmative action. we're part of the community united for health and justice collaboration. i'm speaking today on behalf of caa that is based in chinatown
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and the excelsior district. i live and work in san francisco. they support the access to paid sick leave ordinance. majority of clients are those of color. the pandemic has affected domestic workers and their families. those most heavily impacted must be centered in the policy. i urge you to support this ordinance. thank you very much. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: hello, i am a staff member chinese association and also a cpa and also a member of the california domestic workers
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coalition. i am also a resident of district 11 and we support the equal access to paid sick leave ordinance. we have many domestic workers and families and friends who do domestic work that are also in our membership and so during the pandemic, care has become the forefront priority for not only clients and employers, but also the workers to risk their lives every day. all workers, especially domestic workers are entitled to their rights. right next to me i have a worker who i will -- who will give us her work and i will do interpretation for her. [speaking foreign language]
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>> hello, my name is -- i am a resident of san francisco, i live in district 11. i'm also a domestic worker and i have worked for 10 years in this industry. i urge the board of supervisors to support the equal access to paid sick leave ordinance because i know that this ordinance will benefit all of my domestic worker brothers and sisters. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, both, for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: good afternoon, supervisors, my name is jenny. i live in district 10 and i'm with the legal voters of san francisco. the league supports measures that eliminate equities based on
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race and gender. we support the ordinance that would create a system for domestic workers to access paid sick leave they're entitled to because domestic workers deserve fair pay and equity in the workplace. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: good afternoon, thank you, supervisor ronen, for sponsoring this important legislation and thank you to the committee. i'm a lawyer at the asian law caucus in san francisco. every day i talk to workers struggling to make ends meet in our city. recently i got to know a domestic worker who was working in the restaurant. i wasn't able to reach her, because she was caring for her son who had surgery. at her new job she accrued enough paid sick leave to
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provide the time her son needed. i was so happy to hear that she had paid time off to take care of her son and herself. yet, if she were still a domestic worker, she would not have been able to care for either of them. thank you for your time and your consideration. >> next speaker, please. >> caller: [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish]
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>> interpreter: good afternoon, i'm a domestic worker in san francisco. i am here to urge your support for this ordinance so that we can gain dignified work with fair pay and equity for all domestic workers in san francisco. it's time to do so. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: my name is meagan whelan, i live in san francisco and i'm calling on behalf of the workers coalition. there are more than 10,000 been workers who are immigrant and women workers, essential to families, culture and our economy in the city. we're so happy to hear so many community organizations and leaders coming together to call for the creation of the portable
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benefit system so that they can urge paid sick leave and we urge the committee to provide this ordinance. thank you so much. >> clerk: thank you so much for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: hello, my name is diane. legal fellow at work. i'm a member of the california domestic coalition. we support the ordinance because we believe that all workers should have time to care for themselves and their loved ones. no worker should have to choose between going to work or taking care of their family. we support the board of supervisors to urge a yes-vote on this ordinance. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: supervisors, hello, my name is marmaria.
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i do extensive volunteer work throughout san francisco. i'm a member of san francisco jobs for justice and member of siu10 to 1 and both organizations are supporting this ordinance because we're about building worker justice and community unity. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: hello, my name is joyce. i'm a resident of district 3 in san francisco. and a volunteer with hand-in-hand domestic employers network. i wholeheartedly urge the budget and finance committee to fund and approve this ordinance. i know what it's like to have a parent who is a domestic worker with no employee benefits. as my mother widowed at age 45 worked as a housekeeper until
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the age of 80 with no help, social security or leave benefits. access to sick leave is a basic right to a domestic worker in san francisco. and requires no debate. thank you very much. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: hi, my name is charlotte and i'm one of the staff members of the filipino community center. many of our community members are domestic workers whom some of them may not know they have the right to paid sick leave. i support the actions that would allow domestic workers to access paid sick leave and paid time off. for those who especially work for multiple private employers, this is very important so they
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can exercise their rights to access and advocate for their basic needs. and so they're able to take care of their health and their loved ones especially during this hard time in the pandemic and also in the future. i encourage you all to support this ordinance as well. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. currently, we have 31 members of the public listening with seven in the queue. if you do want to provide comment for this item, please press star 3 now. otherwise, we'll take the seven to the end. next speaker, please. >> caller: hi, good afternoon, supervisors. my name is grace. i live in south market and work in san francisco. i'm a domestic worker. i'm here to ask the board of
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supervisors to support the access to paid sick leave ordinance for workers. i've been working as a domestic worker for 11 years. i'm a single mom with three kids. i always struggle to have enough time to myself and my family, especially my kids' needs. paid sick leave for domestic workers is very important because we have to tend to our family needs. a lot of times there are times i have to choose my work or my family. they mostly work in isolation, one-on-one behind the closed doors. this working condition requires specific solutions. paid time off for domestic workers would help me and my family. it would make it easy for me to tend to my family if they are
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sick. if they have appointments or even for much-needed family time, the ordinance would save as a necessary first step for san francisco to guarantee domestic workers access to the safety network -- >> clerk: the time has expired. so sorry to cut anybody off, but we're timing each speaker to one minute. please accept my apologies. next speaker, please. >> caller: hello, my name is deena from organizing -- i live and work in san francisco as an ally and member. i support the ordinance that would create a system for domestic workers to access paid sick leave that they're entitled to because domestic workers have right to dignity and economic justice as was mentioned before. they face being at high risk of
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wage theft and are currently unlikely to have paid sick leave and benefit they're entitled to by law. thank you. >> clerk: thank you so much for your comments. next speaker, please. >> caller: hello, my name is leslie. i live in san francisco in district 4 and i'm a member of hand-in-hand and faith and action. i've been both a domestic worker and domestic employer. i support the ordinance that would create a system for domestic workers to access paid sick leave, because everyone deserves to take paid time off when they or their loved ones are sick. and domestic workers need this ordinance to exercise their access to the paid sick time off they deserve and are entitled to. it's an equity issue that must be addressed. >> clerk: thank you so much for your comments.
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next speaker, please. >> caller: good morning, supervisors, my name is clare and i live and work in san francisco and member of gabriella oakland. i'm speaking on behalf of gabriella. we stand in support of domestic workers, especially their right to access paid sick leave to ensure their safety and dignity. so we urge the budget and finance committee to support this ordinance. thank you. >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. >> caller: -- >> clerk: hello, we do hear a caller. you may begin your comments. perhaps we should circle around back to that caller.
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>> hello, we do hear you. >> hello, good afternoon. my name is -- i'm calling on behalf of the national domestic workers alliance and thrilled to be with you here today to share my support for this important policy introduced by supervisor ronen for domestic workers access to paid sick leave ordinance. the national domestic workers alliance, 2.2 million nannies, house -- we work to ensure that every cleaning job in the country becomes a good job with living wages, benefits and security. either through design because of racial exclusions from workplace law or default because of the nature of the domestic work, the safety net has never accommodated them. most domestic workers struggle
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to make ends meet. now in san francisco domestic workers do have the right to paid sick days, but, unfortunately, because of the nature of domestic workers, where workers work multiple employers, none of whom are solely responsible for providing benefits, resulting in domestic workers receiving no benefits at all. they're not able to realize that right. this is why there is a problem with implementation and the problem of making this important right real for domestic workers. this new portable benefit system would allow domestic workers with multiple employers to be able to accrue paid time off by aggregating prorated contributions from their employers into one account and be able to take a sick day. >> clerk: the time has expired. we are timing each speaker to one minute. next speaker, please.
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>> caller: -- >> clerk: hello, caller? we do hear you. we have a caller on the line. >> good afternoon. my name is michael. i live in the mission district, district 9. thank you, supervisor ronen, for sponsoring this ordinance and you're making us proud. i'm actually calling in. i'm so impressed by kimberley's organizing efforts at this. it's a commonsense issue. we need to support our domestic workers. and i ask for your support on this legislation. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. do we have any more callers in
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the queue? >> mr. clerk, that completes the queue. >> clerk: thank you so much. chair haney? >> chair haney: all right. public comment is now closed. supervisor mar? >> supervisor mar: thanks, chair haney. i really just wanted to thank everyone that called in, many of whom i know and worked with for many years in the community. and really thank supervisor ronen, the california domestic workers coalition, hand-in-hand, for all of your incredibly important work on this proposal to -- that's really ground breaking and to allow the workers that care for our loved ones to be able to care for themselves through paid sick leave. and this -- i feel like this is really just the latest in -- latest step in exciting and important movement here in california and nationally to really support economic security, health and well-being and dignity of our domestic
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workers. and this is really one of the most important and inspiring labor movements of the 21st century. so, you know, san francisco was the first city in the country to create a mandate that employers provide paid sick leave to employees. it's been unfortunate and really frustrating that domestic workers haven't been able to benefit from that important step we took here in the city to become a national model. so it's exciting to see we're now going to really create a model, you know, for portable benefits and paid sick leave for domestic workers here. and that could also help spark a movement nationally on this policy strategy. thank you again, supervisor ronen, and everyone, for your work on this. >> chair haney: thank you, supervisor mar. supervisor ronen, you mentioned there might be amendments. should we call oewd or do you want to make --
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>> supervisor ronen: i described the amendments. do you want me to read them into the record? they're pretty state for the record and non-substantive. they were e-mailed to you this morning and i described them, but i can read them into the record if you'd like? >> chair haney: i think it's okay as long as the city attorney and everyone understands what they are. i wasn't sure if oewd had anything to add, but it sounds like we're good to go. can i move the amendments please and have a roll call on the amendments? >> on the motion to accept the amendments offered by supervisor ronen, vice chair safai? >> supervisor safai: aye. >> supervisor mar: aye. >> chair haney: aye. >> we have three ayes. >> great. and any final comments, supervisor ronen, before we move this? >> supervisor ronen: thank you so much. i just wanted to give my
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congratulations to domestic workers. this is one of those pieces of legislation that is going to change the industry and perhaps change the country. there are so many gig workers these days and really domestic workers are the original gig worker. and if we get this right, if we figure out how to operate a portable benefits program, really sick leave is just the beginning. and we really can transform the rights that low-wage workers in industries that are, as supervisor mar said, the most exciting 21st century labor movement, this really, really is just the beginning. and domestic workers, which i don't think it's an accident that it's an industry made up of women of color are leading the
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way. [speaking spanish] [speaking spanish]
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and now, please, send this to the board with positive recommendations. >> chair haney: thank you so much, supervisor ronen, and for your leadership and the broad coalition of domestic workers who came forward to support this and propose this legislation. i couldn't agree more with everything that's been said. this is absolutely an essential set of protections and benefits that every worker should have and that domestic workers have won and we have to make sure that they can access those protections. and, so, i'm really happy to see us moving forward in that direction and grateful for the leadership of everyone who made it happen. supervisor safai? >> supervisor safai: thank you, chair. thank you, supervisor ronen, for your leadership and to all the people that called in today to
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-- for this extremely, extremely important piece of legislation to give voice to the voiceless and to give a tool, an empowerment tool for those who are feeling non-empowered for so long. this is extremely important and really appreciate it and know this will be something that will change the industry for sure. so thank you again and thank you, supervisor ronen. and i'm happy and proud to be a co-sponsor. >> chair haney: great. make a motion to move this item to the full board with a positive recommendation as amended, can we have a roll call vote? >> on the motion, vice chair safai? >> supervisor safai: aye. >> supervisor mar: aye. >> chair haney: aye. we have three ayes. >> chair haney: great thank you so much. >> supervisor ronen: thank you so much, bye. >> chair haney: all right, mr.
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clerk, can you please call item 16. >> resolution approving and authorizing the director of property to acquire certain or real property located at 822 geary street and 629 hyde street approving and authoring an agreement of purchase and sale for real estate of the acquisition of the property. the purchase price of $6.3 million plus an estimated $20,000 for typical closing costs, for a total amount of 6,320,000 from georgios markoulakis and crisula markoulakis as trustees of the family trust dated november 6, 2008, authorizing the director of property to execute the purchase agreement, make certain modifications and the purchase agreement, affirming the planning department determination under ceqa and developing the planning department findings that the
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purchase agreement and transaction contemplated. and a priority policies of planning code, section 101.1. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call 1-415-655-0001. meeting i.d., 2496 587 7269 ##. if you haven't already done so, dial star 3 to line up to speak. a system prompt will indicate you have raised your hand. please wait until the system indicates you've been unmuted then you may begin your comments. >> chair haney: thank you. we have mr. peytoning and mr. pennic. >> good afternoon, chair haney, supervisor safai and supervisor mar. i'm here before you today seeking your positive recommendation on a resolution
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authorizing acquisition of real property located at 822 geary and 629 hyde street for a total aggregate value of $6.3 million plus costing costs. i'll briefly describe the two sites, go over the key deal points and then turn it over to dr. pating from d.p.h. who will describe the uses. the property for acquisition is actually continuous. the first site is 822 geary which i'll briefly describe and then i'll describe 629 hyde street. the prior use of this site was for a goodwill store. as i mentioned, the parcels are contiguous and i'll explain how
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the hyde street parcel assists and enhances the geary street site. next slide, please. describing the 822 geary street site, you can see on the screen there pictures of the exterior and interior of the building. 822 geary is a approximately 6800-square foot parcel with 8800-square foot building. it has an elevator that services its mezzanine level. and we've already completed due diligence on the building which includes phase 1 and d.p.w. building assessment. these are additional photographs of the interior of 822. you can see it's a very large open space. it has fitting rooms and is uniquely suited to the use to which d.p.h. would like to put it. next slide.
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now, describing the 629 hyde street location. you see from the picture on your screen that 629 hyde street is a lot without any vertical improvements. it basically acted as a driveway or ramp for the 822 project when goodwill occupied the site. both properties are being sold as a pair, but the enhancement that the hyde street site provides is that it gives street entrance on both the hyde street side and street-level access to the mezzanine level of the geary street side. and, again, we've done our due diligence, completed by d.p.w. there is a phase one report and a site assessment survey. next slide, please. the major deal points for this
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acquisition as i mentioned earlier, the purchase price for the pair is $6.3 million. this purchase price has been confirmed by appraisal and appraiser review. the property will be delivered lein free and broom clean. next slide. at this point i'd like to turn it over to dr. patting to describe the activity that would be located at this site if you approve the acquisition. >> thank you very much. good afternoon, supervisors. i'm from the department of public health. we're requesting you support the purchase of 822 geary and hyde for the purpose of our behavioral health services expansion. d.p.h. has been increasing our residential treatment services and care services by approximately 400 treatment spaces or overnight beds.
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this expansion has been guided by our 2020d.p.h. behavioral bed optimization report and mental health of san francisco legislation as well as input from stakeholders. our goal has been to offer the highest quality care and recovery oriented care in the least restrictive environment f. we don't have the -- if we don't have the right kinds of beds, people end up staying longer in hospital. if we don't have the right kinds of services, they end up going to the emergency room because of gaps in care. so 822 geary and 629 hyde are ideally located in an area of high need. we know and we've spoken to you before about the high rate of mental health concerns, of substance use, of overdose and a street crisis and emergency response calls in the area. so it's for this reason that we think this site is a possible
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site for a crisis diversion unit and a safe consumption sites. these programs if sited here would need physical work. we need extensive community outreach would be needed prior to committing to this use. with that, again, i'll be open to any questions that you might have. >> chair, that concludes our presentation. i want to say in closing that i would like to thank the b.l.a. for their hard work on this item. and i would especially like to thank the chair and their staff for accommodating this item on your very busy schedule. >> chair haney: of course. i have a few questions, but let me first see if there is a b.l.a. report? >> there is, chair haney. this proposed resolution would
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improve the -- approve the purchase agreement with the markoulakis family trust for 822 geary street and 2 629 hyde street. the cost of the acquisition is $6.3 million, including $20,000 in closing costs which would be funded by proposition c. now, the department of public health is considering two programs on the property starting in september 202, a crisis diversion unit and a consumption program. the diversion unit is expected to have up to 15 beds to treat mental health crisis and substance use. and the safe consumption site would provide a space for drug users to safely consume substances under the supervision of medical professionals and access to social services. the ongoing cost for the crisis diversion unit are budgeted at $4.5 million per year, but ongoing costs for the safe
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consumption program and capital improvement costs for both properties to bring them up to a certain standard and convert them for programmatic use are not yet known. we consider approval for that reason to be a policy matter for the board, because number one, the total cost of the property and programming are not known, including the development and ongoing cost of the programming. and, b, whether the city can implement a safe consumption program, i think, is an open question. federal and state law prohibit that kind of program which could result in prosecution of city staff and loss of federal funding. if the board does approve the resolution to purchase the property, we recommend amending the resolution to memorialize two requests. one, to request that the director of health to report prior to june 2022 to the board,
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one, a report that details the actual uses of the property, including how the proposed uses address mental health s.f. requirements. and the total cost of developing and operating this property and how all those costs are going to be funded. and then number two, provide the updated bed optimization report and how the department plans to, you know, purpose those beds and make them available. i think that we kind of detailed the discussion about the most recent bed optimization report in the report and i'm happy to answer any other questions. >> chair haney: thank you. i have a number of questions, but why don't i turn it over, first, to supervisor mar, who looks like he's on the queue. >> supervisor mar: thanks, chair haney. and thank you director and mr. patting for the presentations on this important public health facility acquisition.
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i'm very supportive of the crisis diversion program and the safe consumption site and the department's efforts to create, you know -- to create these important programs especially in this area that is one of the most heavily impacted. i just have a question about the timing of this purchase of the property and the sequencing of it, especially as it relates to community outreach. and i know from your presentation the plan is to kick off neighborhood outreach about the plans for this site in early next year it sounds like, you know, after the purchase is able to move forward. and i was just wondering why there hasn't been more extensive outreach about it prior to the purchase? >> through the chair, supervisor
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mar, i'll take that first and then i'll turn it over to dr. patting for follow-up. part of the timing was dictated by the availability and the suitability of the site. the site is on the market for sale and we felt if we waited until summer of next year that this opportunity would no longer be available. so in part, coming to you now with the purchase and sale was dictated by the availability of what i believe the department would say was a uniquely located and uniquely suitable site. i'll turn to dr. patting if you wanted to add to that comment? >> i think that answers the question that supervisor mar -- we're really running. the goal here is to purchase the building and we've been driving toward that plan line. the program and program development has lagged somewhat. but we know the direction and the kinds of programs we want
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too to fit. the specifics have not been completely worked out. so we will engage the community per our usual department of public health practices and probably more, particularly with this being a double site, but we are finalizing the plans ourself and are, again, moving forward to get the property and then develop the site as quickly as we can. >> chair haney: thank you, i appreciate that. -- >> supervisor mar: i appreciate that and certainly it's extremely important that -- the purchase of this property is serving an extremely important need and priorities for the city, but neighborhoods notification and engagement. and really working with the neighborhood to make sure that it's going to fit, fit well in the neighborhood is just as important, so we'd like to see -- and glad to hear your
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commitment to real neighborhood engagement around the -- yeah, this utilization of this site. and then i had a question around the source of funding for this. is any of it coming from prop c funds? >> do you want to answer that? >> oh, i'm sorry. i don't believe i know the answer to that question. the source of funding usually comes from the department, so, but let me endeavor to find that answer and i might be able to do while we're still in hearing. >> the prop c funds are being used for the purchase of this building, for the $6.3 million. >> supervisor mar: do you know how much of the $6.3 million is comes from prop c funds? >> all of it. that's my understanding. >> supervisor mar: is this part of the expenditure plan for prop
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c funds from the committee, the our city our home recommendations? >> this has already been pre-budgeted and pre-allocated as again it's part of the prop c allocations and development plans. >> supervisor mar: all right. thank you. thank, chair haney. >> chair haney: thank you. i have a few questions, one of them was asked in part by supervisor mar around the timeline for this. is there this sense that we're going to miss the opportunity to purchase this building? is there, you know, an impending deadline? i mean, i certainly have heard from some people in the neighborhood who have asked for more community engagement before we purchase it. why is that not something that we're doing? >> supervisor haney, i can
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answer part of that question, i think. what made this property unique and desirable was the fact that it was a twin property that was contiguous and one of the two properties is vacant. as was hinted by the b.l.a., one of the potential uses may have legal challenges with it and having a vacant lot really was -- was desirable for that use, so if there were any sort of legal entanglements, one part of the programming might be affected, but the other one, since it's a separate parcel, would not. so we could have one program that would basically insulate it that we knew we could move forward with and another program which might have some legal challenges and if those legal challenges resulted in a forfeiture, we would be losing a
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vacant lot as opposed to a developed site. that's what made this site particularly unique and we did want to take it off the market before it was acquired by someone else. from a real estate perspective, the timing, as to the community outreach, i have to refer to dr. patting. >> i'm going to call in my colleague -- i'm sorry, supervisor haney, did you want to respond? >> chair haney: no. >> with regards to community outreach and what's been done, i'm going to bring in my colleague from our community health promotion division. eileen, can you discuss the work you've done with pre-engagement with this project? >> yeah. good afternoon, supervisors. i work with the department of public health and i do a lot of

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