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st. james hires trans people andsex workers who want to support their community and provide physicaland mental health services , housing, food and clothing .please support our ask for living wages for nonprofit workers and more housingopportunities for the most marginalized members of our community , the trans women ofcolor. i stand with hespa and ask that you fund all of our assets including 750,000 >> once again we are at one minute . >> i am the director of housing and partnership at the homeless prenatal program and a hespa membersspeaking in support of the budget recommendation. iwant to thank the city for funding extensions for families and subsidies for homeless women .
it's a great start but there's so much more needed funding for black and undocumentedfamilies and an increase in weightequity to invest in our system and staff is a great start . homeless families deserve housing and children deserve housing . please fund the budget recommendation . thank you . >> good afternoon chair and supervisors. i'm the policy director at family services and cochair of both hespa and the correlating board here to lift up the needed voices of the people who spoke so compellingly about the need for subsidy support for hotel vouchers, mental health services, the spanish speakers and young people who make such a compelling case rooted in lift experience for all these interventions that we need so much and i also want to lift up the needs of the workers who carried us through the pandemic showed up every day tosupport them. we've made some really good strides and funded subsidies
and hotel vouchers . we have the cola to support weight equity for frontline staff and that's just the start of an ongoingconversation that needs to produce real meaningful change in our city and for the care workers who are supporting them so thank you and we look forward to continuing to partner and make real change . [applause] >> speaker: thank you to the distinguished board, my name is rob with api counsel. they were coalition of 57 nonprofit community organizationsserving some of san francisco's most vulnerable and impoverished communities . on behalf of the council asking the board of supervisors to break prioritize our existing programs for a total of $1.76 million in cuts. these existing services that faced troubling cost organizations likethe coalition for community safety and justice provide a wraparound
services for families of violence , additionally food security for low income filipino families including veterans, asian and pacific islander service loves and some of filipinos, a california cultural district .but these loss of resources a few of our neighbors will be served in entrances goes people will be diminished. all these programs we uplift for your attention have demonstrated value and represent crucial resources that are useless without your intervention . >> hello supervisors. my name is joni eisen with the san francisco climate emergency coalition here in strong support of the department of the environment request that you begin funding the climate action plan. it was introduced in december with great fanfare but it has not yetbeen funded . we so needless. this testimony you've been hearing is the top of everyone's mind now. it's quite moving but i don't
want you to forget that climate is all around us and it'sonly going to get worse and if we don't start funding the climate action plan is going to cost a lot more inthe future . we can't take it down the road . it's just a plan now. please, please fund it and get it going. >> thank you for your comments. >> i'm sarah greenwald. supervisors, i hope you will support fully funding the environment department so that we can get started on the climate action plan. the srd request is very modest and with it the organize a response to the climate emergency. without it, the city will not implement the plan.no city agency is anywhere close to introducing the programs or changes we need to confront the climate emergency. the longer we wait the more it will cost.
supervisors, it is beyond frustrating when politicians acknowledge the climate emergency but they will not ac . so i hope you all are willing to show the courage and leadership. fund the plan. >>. >> speaker: my name is louis and i'm here to talk about most. i've known people on the tenderloin. i hear about so many great people . they'readvocating for a better life . the community actually gets set outside. the trans latino sex workers were briefed on the tenderloin. that's what we have. the tenderloin is our house.
if it weren't for the tenderloin artwork and after that we are the most invisible silent people at the tenderloin. not to say san francisco. i thinkit's time for the supervisors to start looking at us . we fit. transgender,monolingual . we need resources. we need skills. >> thank you so much for your comments . >> good afternoon honorable supervisors. my name is mario cause. we are all hundred 27-year-old organization having san francisco and multiple member of the san francisco task force and san francisco parity
coalition and i'm also cochair of the resource center. he received testimony from dozens of numbers of our latino community pleading for the full 60 million budget request as presented by bothcoalitions . at the as the city plans its recovery and commitment to advancing equity our community must matter. our low income families, children and general committee have reached an inflection point ofbarely surviving . stand with us toensure recovery that leaves no one behind . in my capacity as an frc alliance cochair you received testimony earlier today regarding the release of proxy funds to support resource centers as presented by the mayors budget and department of early childhood. i want to read arecommendation made by the california assembly . >> time has elapsed. >> thank you so much, your time haselapsed. next speaker please .
>> once again weare planning everybody at one minute to be clear . >> hello everyone, so great to see you all. i am the executive director at horizons unlimited and i'm here in support of the collective latino budget askedthat many of you all have been champions for. i chaired the health committee for sf and am also the community cochair for the latino response and recovery . i think we all know the strides the city has made towards recovery would not have happened without our community outreach and responses. what we're asking now is to honor the partnerships and infrastructure that is working and is activated to provide critical mental health and committee wellness teams. 35 percent positivity rate for our community testing site and we know covid is not over so
we're asking for6 million . thank you so much. >> thank you for your comments, nextspeaker . >> thank you so much honorable supervisors. i'm the executive director of the chinese historical society of america.this is the most important destination for api experience. all of you with the bristly show i'll give you a private tour but we also foster our api community leadership through our programs such as peace movements which teaches about activism, visual arts and martial arts of course. this is important for safety, empowerment and youth voice and general wellness ofone's physical body in a public space. we've been asking for 50,000 we can continue this program in the tl also for families across the whole city . we reported on the cover of the
chronicle newspaperlast month talking about peace movements at the next wave of activism in san francisco and i implore you to help us continue to this important work for empowering ouryouth and our communities in new ways based on history truth andfacts . >> good afternoon supervisors. my name is bettytraynor, senior disability action .here are our house . we like $4 million for senior and people with disabilities subsidy operating subsidies . these are for extremely low income seniors and people with disabilities can't afford the neaffordable housing offered to . also $10 million for portable rental subsidies so when a senior or person with disability and an increase in their rent and will not be evicted . 10,000,004 sro elevator repair and installation so people are not isolated in their rooms when their old elevators go out and 3.5 million for the keep us connected internet program that's so valuablefor our
seniors and 200,000 for a wheelchair repair program that we actually do not have something like this in the city so thank you very much . >> good afternoon board of supervisors. i'm here on behalf of the children'scouncil and advocacy coalition.i know you've heard from over 10 parents today so i went want spend too much time reiterating what we stated but we're asking for million dollars over the two-year investment . right now attimes when women's rights are at risk we don't want to further defund care and take away money for child care. family resources need $7 million and we sat at city hall most every day advocating for the funding . we hope you will support it as well as our $1 million asked for child care programs as we serve the lowest income children in our childcare program and some of them
unfortunately like k-12 the foodprogram is the only time they eat so we hope you will find that $8 million leaving off we don't want community divided, we want to work collectively as dce advocates and not decisively . >> thank you for your comments. >> good afternoon supervisors. i'm executive director of the center for american resource center and i'm here in support of $300,000 capitalinvestment one time. expansion of services to the midmarket area for central american migrants . to support the san francisco immigrant legal defense collaborative to be made whole so we may continue our representation and support the latino budget equity askas well as securing the city budget for champions . we know we can do it >> thank you for your comments . >> thank you supervisors, my name is curtis bradford cochair ofthe tenderloin peoples congress and a longtime tenderloin resident . i'm here today to ask of the budget committee not cut the
funding for the tenderloin committee action plan from the planning budget and fully fund the positions needed to support the work of the community . years of hard work input from literally thousands of residents, hundreds of community meetings and amazing dedicated grassroots efforts by rtl resident coalition have gone into developing and informing a community center resident led planning process for theneighborhood that has been created by the community and deserves the critical funding to see it through . it's good for the city, good for the tl edits are planning to invest in the needs community has identified for itself. also the improvements we've made in the last six months could be washed away without this investment and honestly it would just be years moreof the containment zone status quo and it's just not acceptable and it's not good for the city . >> the speakers time has elapsed . >> it's really great to see everyone here today. i just came here to advocate
for budget allocation for programs such as rental assistance. these programs are funded especially due to the pandemic and it was impacting our family primarily in low income communities that were increasing food insecurity i'm asking these programs not because and the funding continues to be supported with the reception that's currently heading us there's high levels of inflation forfood . it's really negatively impacting our families so it's pivotal that we continue to receive a lot of the funding due to the current pandemic that we're not getting out of and the recession which is impactingeverything negatively . i really want to urge everyone here today to please continue being champions for our community and continuing to fund a lot of programs for rental assistance and forthe food pantries .thank you so much and i will have a wonderful day. >> thank you. >>.
members of the board. my name is carmen vahe, i work for the food pantry. the last months we have disputed more than 250 bags of food. however in thelast month that number has gone up to 480 . we've increased theincrease is very high and i ask you not to cut the funds the organization receives . the need is growing especially for us, the working classand immigrants. thank you so muchfor your attention to this matter . iq . >> speaker: [speaking spanish]
>>. [speaking spanish] >> it appears that speaker did not give her name. good afternoon. i'm also a member of the food bank for la raza. theyhelp communities with food. i have noticed there is an increasing need in the last month . this is food that helps mothers and families so i would thank you please to continue providing the funds for our organization. thank you . >>. >> speaker: [speaking spanish]
i ask younot to cut the funds for the families . all our families needed because they have been affected since covid. clearly we are in a recession and the immigrant class and latin classes mainly affected because we are usually the ones that are asked to volunteer so we'reasking for your help . because we experienced the doors being closed in our faces. especially now we ask you to support our organization. thank you. >> next speaker. >>. [speaking spanish] >> you can restore. >>.
>>. [speaking spanish] >> my name is lois, thank you for listening to us. i work in the community of la rasa. i representthe members of my community and i ask you not to cut the funds . that help vulnerable families and single mothersin my community . thank you. >> next speaker please. >> i work for the la rasa center. the work that we do deserve our community is instrumental. providing families who are the
last resort in a fightagainst food insecurity. over the past few months we've seen an increase in the amount of people desperately in need of access to food when asked to reallocate thesponsor asking them to read their handsout of their community . san franciscans deserve access to food . san francisco needs those services . thank you. >> next speaker please. >> good afternoon supervisors. i'm here representing mothers. representing the latino community and immigrant communities that we serve especially for the immigrant collaborative. i myself did a lot of outreach and a lot of committee engagement and we are requesting that we have reached a total of 131,000 people through the materials that we distribute . we also are educating our communities and want to expand these opportunities and
technical assistance to immigrants service providers. this is very important and critical. i also would like to ask to respect the funding for proxy. i've been a mom that benefited from universal childcare. i did canvassing and phone banking. please respect this funding. immigrant engagement is really important. we need to have parents advocate and learnalso . >> can i start real quick? my name is kevin ortiz, vice president of the latinx democrat fund. we received an increase despite 49 percent of rescue dollars for san francisco being allocated tothe san francisco police department .it's
incredible given many low income populations were not eligible for federal resources where there was ppd loans or unemployment insurance. but even emergency rental assistance to be written in a waste of undocumented populations could access the funds the only lifeline for these populations was the community based organizations and hubs serving the most at risk funds. rental assistance and wraparound services. we fund theseprograms. if we care about public safety we need tofund the social service programs that have been proven to work preventing crime, not the police . fund sro subsidies, use the funds for social housing . >> thank you for your comments. >> good afternoon supervisors. i'm dean taylor here with many apps. i'm the cochair of the api counsel. a member of the domestic violence consortium for san
francisco and the director of legal outreach. we all have been open for the last two and half years providing substantial services as people had to shelter in place. we been on the front lines for the 2 and a half years serving the most vulnerable of our community and now our budgets are being cut . we are pretending like the impact from the pandemic is overbut we continue to have service demands . there asking for restoration of funds across the board or domestic violence services are asking you ensure the money is not redirected that a go to community-based organizations rather than the void of funding for violenceagainst women's services and finally if you look around in thecultural districts are small businesses are closed . their suffering so we need to continue to revitalize our cultural districts so thank you
. >> the speakers time has elapsed. >> good afternoon. buckner asking we have to $10 million requested by hiv activists so that we can include it for housing subsidies and intensive care management for the $118 million of api equity proposals by supervisor chen. $109 million for social housing budget package and the $11 million for the climate equity proposal. we're talking about approximately 200 and $45 million which is a minuscule amount and a $12 billion budge . this is involving housing, healthcare, culturally viable services, as well as the environment. whatcould be possibly more important thanthat ? let's keep our priorities on target . >> seen the end of in person speakers we are going to the virtual queue. we have 75 listeners and 60 in the queue. and mister atkins can we put
the first-person forward? >> at this time if you'd like to be part of the virtual queue if you are listening and please call 415-655-0001. meeting id 2498 479 5581. pressá3 to enter the queue. our first color is unattended, canwe go to the next caller ? >> speaker: good afternoon supervisors. i'm a san francisco resident and voter and i'm calling today to urge you to fully fund the das office and sf pd . >>. [please stand by]
>> interpreter: yes, i need to interpret that. let me say first of all that the audio is very poor and this is the first time that i hear the video so i only caught a few words. so i will convey the message as best as i can. hello, my name is paterna rodriguez. i am an immigrant from el salvador and i came here in 2019. i fleed abuse or harassment by
my husband who is a member of a military or police group. i could not quite hear the rest of the comment. i know that the person is asking for the funding so that she can have a legal representation that is adequate for her defense. that's it. thank you. >> clerk: may we have the next caller. >> sorry, before we take the next caller we have an in-person speaker that we will take next. >> chair ronen: no problem. let's switch back to in-person. come forward, please. >> clerk: one minute -- one minute, okay. thank you, supervisors. budget committee, david elliott lewis and so many things to ask for and so little time. top priorities are the tend line
community action plan and i know that there's questions about the $4 million item going to planning but this is a survey of 1,400 tenderloin residents and this is something that they want and help to finance the staff to help these residents to provide a little money for stipends. it's a really good program. i hope that you will support getting the $4 million back into the budget. also for the mid-market safety, urban alchemy and/or even maybe downtown streets to be better. and my last 15 seconds please consider funding cart, compassionate alternative response team. i was the one that came up with the acronym and it's a really good program and it really would help, the police even support it. david elliott lewis, the tinder line people's congress. thank you very much. >> thank you, and switch back to the visual queue.
mr. atkins, bring up the next caller. >> caller: good afternoon and thank you for your time today. my name is kate mahoney the program director at the community services, and we provide deportion defense for people in our community. and we are part of this, and we urge the supervisors to spend last year's add back to keep the collaborative whole through the fiscal year. without that continued funding more than 100 san francisco individuals and families may lose representation and be forced to pay for their legal fee, which for many families is a matter of life and death. and for a living wage for staff and our teams work countless hours for our vulnerable residents and with the budget surplus this year the city should budget a fair wage for legal aid organizations so we can retain the experienced staff
to have commitment to due process for immigrants. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next caller, please. >> caller: good afternoon, supervisors. my name is paulina thayer and i'm calling in as a resident, a voter, a taxpayer, not in the capacity of a non-profit asking for funds. i have lived here almost 30 years, post-immigration from ukraine. lately, we're really dropping the ball on many things. top of mind is public safety. the voters just recalled the district attorney and they've expressed concerns about police staffing. yet some members of the board of supervisors want to cripple the d.a.'s office and the police, seemingly in political retaliation. willfully disregarding the will of the people. i call on you to fully fund the district attorney's office and the sfpd and to honor the
cameo house, i was on a road to destruction. cameo house helped me to turn my life around. i have had done a 365 degree turn [indiscernible] cam row house helped me [indiscernible]. cameo helps women, and not just women but women with children. by all means, please fund cameo house. [indiscernible]. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please.
okay. looks like we have [indiscernible] to the next caller, please. looks like we're running into a couple of unattended lines. one second. we do have 83 listeners at this time and 62 in the queue. it looks like we have somebody here. hello, speaker. >> caller: hi. this is daniel. and you played my video. [indiscernible]. >> [speaking spanish] mission high school. [speaking spanish] thank you so
and i usually vet them ahead of time and i can't decipher what the message is but i will do my best to do that. this case again. hello my name is ryan and i'm 17 years old and i attend mission high school. i live in district 8 and i came here in 2021 without my parents. i left my country because of gang violence, and i'm hoping to get help gaining special status and asylum. then something about a lawyer and she can get help from the board of supervisors to help him and something about studying english and thank you. sorry that's all i could hear. >> clerk: thank you. may we have the next caller. >> i have seen firsthand the
benefits to children when after-school and summer programs are fully funded. these programs help to shore up cracks in our broken education system. tutoring kids who should be able to read but can't because of 50 years of sub-par policy and a world-class city shouldn't be necessary, but it is. please fund programs and our kids first. secondly, after i spent years as an activist to call to defund the police and reimagining policing, like community policing, having seen the results and the physical data of those policies, not only around the country but here at home, that was wrong. please fund sfpd and they're the most progressive pd in america and a majority/minority force and a model for departments around the nation. and lastly, you cannot cut funding to the d.a.'s office. this city wants stronger services for victims and not less. a defunded is what the alt right wants to do.
>> we have an in-person speaker. >> clerk: thank you. come forward. thank you. >> thank you, supervisors. i'm debbie larman with the san francisco human services network. non-profits are on the front line of h.i.v. and more but in this budget our non-profits are facing a cut and the mayor funded a 5.25% cola which we appreciate but left unfunded the cost of doing business increase on all other expenses. with inflation at about 8%, there's no money to pay for their costs to feed clients, pay rent, keep the lights on, and other operating needs. flat funding is a cut and undermines the ability to raise wages. we hope that you will work with the mayor to support a $10 million increase for a cost of doing business at 3% to mitigate this funding cut to our frontline service providers.
thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next virtual caller. >> caller: hello, i'm lincoln, and i have a video of sylvia sabia to present for my public comment. >> i am sylvia, an attorney with the san francisco public defender's office and i'm in a felony trial rotation and the last two years have been very challenging for felony trial attorneys. the pandemic caused the courts to almost shut down and no trials were sent down in 2020 and 2021 which has caused a giant backlog of trial cases. on top of that backlog of cases, we are still getting new cases, new cases are being charged every single day, and this has
added to our caseload. so our caseload continues to expand and be increasingly high. i have been a public defender for almost -- 14 years. i would say about nine of those years -- >> clerk: thank you. next caller. >> caller: hi, i am laura morrison and on behalf of cameo house i would to play a video for ramona asavado.
>> caller: does that complete your comments? >> caller: yes. >> clerk: thank you. would you like to say anything else? >> i am ramona and i'm recording this video to urge the board of supervisors to please, please fully fund cameo house. i was a resident of cameo house and i lived there and brought there when i was sentenced to a prison term instead of going to prison i was able to go to cameo house where i could live with my children -- all of my children. and they actually gave me the success for day-to-day living and it was a safe place for me to learn how to change my life for the better, and not just myself but for my children. so i ask and i beg and i plead, fully fund cameo house. it's a well-deserved program that deserves to stay open. [indiscernible] thank you.
>> clerk: next speaker, please. >> caller: good afternoon, supervisors and i thank you for the time to do this. i am calling to ask you to fund the police fully. that is a very basic service of a city, of any municipality. when we fund police and we have boots on the ground and we get better overall outcomes for everyone. fund the d.a.'s office, for they do not have the open seats right now, given what has just happened, you need to be on top of that. and, please, require an audit of all non-profits receiving city funds and only give to those operating effectively and efficiently. i have not seen any metrics on how these non-profits are spending the billions of dollars that they receive and while they provide good services, let's
make sure that they are providing the best services they can and that we are giving to the best of the best. not just throwing money down the drain one after another. thank you. >> clerk: thank you. next speaker, please. >> caller: hello, my name is marser walla and i have a video to present for my public comment. >> clerk: one moment. >> my name is gabriella and i'm -- [indiscernible] public depender. the board of supervisors, please approve our request for funding so that we can hire more misdemeanor attorneys who can provide holistic representation to our vulnerable clients. we need more attorneys in the unit to reduce caseloads. oftentimes this is the first time introduction to the legal system. and we are able to go the extra mile for our clients. and accompany clients to
appointments and meet with them more frequently in the community and spending more time talking with their families. this level of care reduces the likelihood of my clients taking up new cases. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. can we have the next caller. >> caller: i'm kate and i would like you to play the video for nicole bronson. >> hi, my name is nicole bronson and i'm a participant at cameo house and i urge the board of supervisors to fully fund cameo house. cameo house isn't just a house. it's not four walls with a roof and a meal every day. cameo house is family. it's community. and it is what i needed and that my daughter needed in order to thrive and to heal in today's society. i thank you for continuing to invest in people like me,
because i'm a returning citizen and had it not been for the resources and support of cameo house, my daughter and i would be experiencing homelessness. so with their support and resources my daughter is a recent high school graduate, something that i wasn't able to accomplish at her age and i'm a senior now at san francisco university, with a psychology degree. i thank you for listening and i urge you to continue -- >> clerk: thank you. next caller, please. >> caller: hello? calling on behalf of cameo house. i request you guys to play the video of daisy gonzalez, please. >> hello, my name is daisy gonzalez and i urge the board of supervisors to fully fund cameo house. i'm a cameo house graduate and i would not be where i am today if it wasn't for cameo house. cameo house provided the space
that i needed for me to be able to reunify with my daughter throughout this entire city you can see programs upon programs upon programs that are designed to help adults. but they're not designed to help adults with children. cameo is one of those very few programs that does and it does it well, and it's the first one that did it. for me cameo has been a place where i have been able to grow, not just as a woman but as a person and an active member in my community. it's about the children. broken families make broken kids make broken communities. and cameo is all about the kids. save cameo, and reunify families. thank you for your time. fund cameo house. >> clerk: thank you. next caller, please. >> caller: hi, my name is janela goal and please play nicole jacob's video for my public comment. thank you. >> clerk: one moment, please.
>> hello, i am nicole and i'm an alumni for cameo house. i hope that the board of supervisors leaves cameo open and that you fully fund cameo? why? because look at me, all right, i was a hot mess before cameo and today i'm a respectable mother. i'm a respectable employee and i have a fortune 500 company and i give back to my community. all because i was shown how to love myself, love my children, and give myself a break. cameo doors need to stay open. because more women need this second chance, third chance, fourth chance, the children need to be with their mothers. we need to learn how to live through trauma, through the incarceration, through the drugs, through it all. cameo is special, like i said. you can't find another place like it. the women that run it, rebecca's team, they love us. please, keep cameo open.
>> clerk: next speaker, please. hello, caller. do we have somebody on the line? we have another unintended line. if you are one of the 75 listening, and would like to be entered into the queue, press star 3, to enter into the speaker queue. we currently have 51 in the queue. hello, speaker, we can hear you. maybe that's another unattended line.
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hello? >> caller: supervisors, my name is sandra gavel and i'm a leader in faith and action bay area, speaking in support of any and all funding the budget can provide for rent subsidies for extremely low-income seniors. we were pleased to see the senior operating subsidies included in the budget as promised, but they are tied to specific units of housing, with none available in the near term. the funding needs to be designated for portable subsidies to allow seniors to stay in their homes or to find a place best suited for them right now, not five years from now, when more subsidized housing is available. prop 5 to fund the priority and don't let these be diverted to law enforcement. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. can we have the next caller.
>> caller: [indiscernible] hello, i am nancy elk hart and i have a video to present for my public comment. >> clerk: yes, one moment, we're pulling that up right now. >> my name is [indiscernible] and i use she pronouns. i urge you to oppose mayor breed's proposed police budget. this proposed budget counter indicates what our communities need and research confirms. there's permanent housing and non-coercive services and i strongly urge the board to fund cart which will ensure that unhoused individuals receive care and not criminalization. cameo house, which is the only women's alternative sentencing program in this city, for unhoused and impacted mothers and their children and the office of the public defender. with additional funding we have specialists that can help to end
the cycle of recidivism through support and linkage to responsive resources. we urge you to invest in care and not -- >> clerk: time is up. i do believe that we might have some in-person speakers. would you like to make public comment. just kidding. next caller. >> caller: hello. hello, my name is alice huston and an active member of senior and disability action. i strongly support all senior disability action now, especially funding for covid testing in the bayview and mission. it's crucial that everyone, including people without health insurance, has easy access to pcr tests and use paid sick leave and to protect their family members and coworkers and others. and i support all other covid
safety and covid equity measures and funding for racial and economic and justice priorities that have been advocated here for people who face systemic oppression and organizations such as cart. the needed funds shouldn't be diverted to law enforcement. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next caller, please. >> hello my name is josé and i'm the director of the second chance program. and there's academic peer information that shows how community-based programs increase public safety. so if you want to increase public safety in a fiscally responsible way, you continue to fund these community-based programs across the board and you fund the people across the board and you support affordable housing and employment for young people and healthcare and
equitable education system and renter and worker rights programs and legal immigration and representation. and also we're still deep in this pandemic so how do you cut off the poor when we are far from recovery? you bring all of these people here for a show because we know that you have funds, don't say that there's not enough funding when you are increase funding for institutions that continue to disproportionately and incarcerate marginalized communities, the communities that are here and the communities that we serve. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next caller, please. >> caller: hello my name is valerie and i'm a fifth generation san franciscan in district 4. i serve our public defenders office with a team of skilled advocates. social workers and interns and yours truly, a budding media team. and public defenders are the least amount of money and the mayor wants a $50 million
increase to police which loan is larger than our entire budget. the underfunding of public defense is part of what is weighing you down. the board has the authority to restuck that debt. let's spend $50 million in public safety and to keep people out of the safety and not put more people in it. and public defenders do that and on the front lines protect all of our rights we ask that you need or exceed our modest budget request. thank you for your service. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. can we have the next caller? >> caller: hi, my name is alana sanchez and [indiscernible] i will share my personal testimonial as a [indiscernible] in partnership [indiscernible] and i join these as a bilingual staff member [indiscernible] during
these did. difficult times. [indiscernible] in spanish and a culturally [indiscernible] and for lifesaving information. there's barriers to support equitable [indiscernible]. i'll share the testimonial about the collaborative efforts [indiscernible] it has been a dream of mine but issues around immigration and finance and health have [indiscernible] during the pandemic. i became unemployed and they connected me with financial assistance and they reach out to check in and they take care of their people. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller. >> caller: hi, my name is maddie norman and i request that you play the video submitted of eric fleischer for my public comment. >> hi, i am eric fleischer and
i'm a attorney in the public defender's office. the last 2 1/2 years have been very challenging and have presented unprecedented difficulties in representing our community here in san francisco. the courts have suspended speedy trial rights, and that has made the ability to go to trial very limited and has caused our caseloads to balloon. all of the while we have been picking up new cases and new clients and the ability to provide the best representation and representation that our clients and our communities of san francisco deserve has been greatly impacted. so as a result of that, i really implore the board to approve our budget request so that we can -- >> clerk: your time is up.
>> caller: hello, i am cody keen and i'm delivering innovation in supportive housing. i'm here to ask for your support in funding food security for supportive housing providers. without support, four out of five people in our buildings will run out of food by the end of the month. in the past two years working to provide meals that are made by locally -- by small minority-owned businesses. these meals have been a lifeline to our tenants and made them transition to housing more successful. it's an important component of ending homelessness. thank you for your time. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller. >> hi, i am asher on behalf of the resource center line, that
serves tens of thousands of children and caregivers. we work with the community to create one community serving the needs of family and children. and supporting families' needs and community care that is a bridge between the community. and i want to express gratitude for the budget to provide additional funding, and to emphasize marginal families to be able to survive in san francisco. and additional funding is needed to expand to put more families and schoolchildren and to eninfrastructure and services. and it's a key to improving outcomes for families and children. we must invest in a community response to meet families' multiple needs. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. we might have somebody in person. excuse me, sir, would you like to make public comment? are you here to make public comment? no, okay. next virtual queue -- next in
the virtual queue, please. >> caller: hello, my name is nancy, and i would like to play the video for jacqueline raimoondo please. >> i urge the board of supervisors to fully fund cameo house. i am a participant [indiscernible] if it wasn't for cameo house. thanks to cameo, i was able to reunite and to get full custody of my kids and [indiscernible] i keep my sobriety. please support this vital program, and fund cameo house. thank you. >> clerk: thank you. you do have in-person speaker, if you would like to come to the podium. >> all right, thank you.
all, it's been a really difficult day but, hi, i'm janice lee, with the coalition for community, safety and justice. csj was founded to address anti-asian hate in san francisco. we are between the community-based organizations with over 200 years of on-the-ground experience, ccdc, and cpa, and i am here to ask for your support in restoring $600,000 in funding to ccsj to continue our programming to support the api community. again, this is a restoration of funding based on last year's budget. in particular, this funding gap will significantly affect ccsj's ability to provide in-electric support services for victims and a case measure program that is housed at and staffed by cyc. and additional state funding is allowing advocates to provide in language and in house and we ask that you restore the $600,000 and support the community-based
initiatives to keep our api communities. and i support the equity fund. thank you so much for being here. >> clerk: next virtual caller. caller? >> caller: hi. hi, hello, my name is nicole and i have a video to present for my public comment. >> clerk: one moment. >> my name is peter callaway and a deputy public defender here in san francisco. i am urging the board to approve our funding request. we're getting less money than the proposed increase for the police and half of what the doj office gets and i can't think of good reasons for either of those facts.
i have over 130 cases right now, more than than any of the three years that i have been with this unit. with the jail population, a majority of my clients have substance use disorder, and the majority are homeless. and in many cases i'm the first person they have spoken to in a long time, the first person that has acknowledged them or kind of said a kind word to them. our office is -- >> clerk: thank you. next caller, please. >> caller: hi, my name is juliana wilson and if you could please present the video of lauren spikes for my public comment. >> clerk: we are bringing that up now. >> hello, i am lauren byrd spikes and i'm a misdemeanor public defender for the public
defender's office. we ask the board of supervisors to support our request for more funding for felony and misdemeanor attorneys. this is because we have extremely large caseloads. for example, i am a new mother of a 6-month-old and i show up for my clients daily at sites far from my home. and by the time i get home i'm tired, i cannot show up for my son the same way that i show up for my clients and there should never be a time as a new mother where i have to choose between being a mom and being a public defender. work/life balance is non-existent. sometimes, what's more, and attorneys would be able to have lives. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your time. next caller, please.
it looks like we do have an in-person speaker, so let's switch over to that while we wait to get another line on the virtual queue. come forward, yes, to the podium. >> good afternoon, supervisors, thank you for your time. i am denis patel, the executive director of the asian-specific island cultural center, one of the seven centers supported by the grants for the arts. we are a cultural center without a building for the past 25 years. i'm here to let you know that the api community and the arts community stepped up during covid and providing food safety, education, support, and providing online mental health and family programming when the city was struggling to figure out how to help support these safety nets. i want to urge you to support the equity and restoration budget. the api funds by supervisor chan and all of the requests, and
finally i want to thank all of the supervisors for their support for backfilling prop e, the last couple of years. and in doing so you're fulfilling your promise to the voters. thank you once again. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. switch back to the virtual queue. >> caller: hello, i am sofia -- an intern at the immigration center for women and children in the san francisco office. we provide imaggression and legal service -- immigration and legal service to underserved residents in san francisco and the greater bay area. as a member of sf legal, and our collaborative has provided legal representation over 1500 sf residents [indiscernible] we are grateful that the board of supervisors had an add back for
our agencies to represent individuals in court last year. but the funding only covered one and a half years and it's critical that this be extended through the fiscal year 2022-2023, and additional funding to expand capacity for legal representation. as attorneys, we have legal and ethical obligations to represent the san franciscans that obtained our services. and it's vital -- >> clerk: time is done. thank you so much for your comments. we are timing everybody at one minute today. may we have the next caller, please. >> caller: hello, supervisors, i would like to use my time to show the video for my public comment. >> clerk: one second, please, i will pull that up. >> caller: thank you.
>> clerk: can you repeat the name? >> caller: [indiscernible]. >> clerk: operations is looking for that video. one moment, please. >> hi, i'm lydia and i'm 70 years old and i live in a very small [indiscernible] i'm happy to be one of the ones [indiscernible] people, especially those times that i don't have a job, i didn't have money and i didn't know where to go.
and during the pandemic, i don't have a job and i don't have money and i want to find serp accept but i don't know where to go. and last year i went to [indiscernible] and they helped me to fill out the forms and i am also very fortunate to be a member -- >> clerk: time is up. thank you very much. next caller, please. >> caller: hi, my name is anna howell and i am calling to show a video of terence randall. for my public comment. >> clerk: yes, we are pulling that up now. >> i'm -- [echo on audio] >> clerk: a little bit of feedback. let's start that again.
and serves the city as a defender for over four years. in this short time that i have been at the office the nature of the work of a deputy public defender has changed as new laws have enacted diversion programs for many cases. for instance, mental health diversion is a law in 2018 and requires the deputy public defender to secure mental health treatment for an individual whose mental illness is a cause of the defense. we then stay in touch with the client's social workers and medical professionals to provide monthly updates to court. and ensuring they have compliance with the law. i have never seen a member of this office to have mental resources for any of my clients. mental health diversion is one of the programs that has been deactivated in the past few years. so the supervisors want to address the mental health issues they should fully fund the
public defender's office. thank you. >> clerk: thank you. next caller, please. hello, speaker, you're online. >> caller: hi. hello, my name is michele obano, and i'm with [indiscernible] action. i'm calling you to sign the complete prop i social housing. with cart. and all of the justice coalition asks. i specifically ask for funding the $10 million for elevator replacement in the senior and [indiscernible] subsidy. $4 million for seniors [indiscernible] $3.4 million to keep us connected, and $200,000 for wheelchair repair and restore funding for covid testing sites.
seniors and people with disabilities need this funding. please do that in our communities now. public safety goes together with a strong community. invest in the communities and stop throwing money into police activities to brutalize and criminalize -- >> clerk: time has elapsed. thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller. >> caller: good afternoon, madam chair and supervisors. the former chair of the sunshine ordinance task force and honored to be appointed to the disability seat. forgive for not attending in person but i have a covid positive household at this time. we have made a modest request of one full-time position for work that was left out of the mayor's budget. support our budget ask as an add back to the budget that is stated in the clerk's budget
proposal. sunshine laws including the brown act and the california records act and the life blood to not just public go and media and everyone here but for you too, supervisors. only a strong open government and enforced by a strong sunshine ordinance task force can protect the public's interest in open government. please add back our budget request for one full-time position. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. can we have the next caller, please. >> caller: hello, my name is rebecca dean and -- can you hear me? >> clerk: we can, proceed. >> caller: yes, i'm a program coordinator [indiscernible] in san francisco, a non-profit empowering immigrant families that is part of the resources alliance and located in district nine. focus on truly listening to the lived experiences of families, and we serve tens of thousands
of children and their caregivers and act as a bridge between the community and city systems. during the past two years, sf has provided families, many who are unvaccinated with basic needs including food support and [indiscernible] and offered health education and workshops and intensive case management in spanish and supported immigrants in accessing covid resources and vaccines. i want to express gratitude for the mayor's commitment and the proposed budget to providing $7 million in additional funding for frcs over the next two years and also ask for your support for additional funding to advance the efforts modeled -- >> clerk: thank you for your comments. once again we are stopping everyone at one minute. i apologize for cutting anyone off. mr. atkins, the next caller, please. >> caller: hello, supervisors, i am [indiscernible] with a member of the san francisco
anti-displacement coalition. [indiscernible] those projects before us are respecting the needs of everyday residents and family and workers. the package of recommendations represent projects with broad support that have affordable housing to have new and [indiscernible] in the next fiscal year. and we have efforts that we need. market rate units while underbuilding truly affordable units for years. using the funds -- [indiscernible] that is a crucial step for the history of addressing those needs. truly affordable housing and homelessness are the number one issue of san francisco and state. fund those priorities and thank you and for your time and i hope that we can count on your support. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next caller, please.
>> caller: hello, i am david impos, with sf island, the immigrant legal network. and i ask that you fund the legal defense collaborative through fiscal year 2022-2023, so they can continue and expand their legal representation of vulnerable immigrant community members. these are vital to the community stabilization and there could be no just pandemic recovery without access to free and affordable legal services which are greatly needed, even as these communities are still under attack. we need those legal services but we need much more than that as well, we need living wages for non-profit workers and we need the cultural work and the crisis marketability in the equity coalition and we need funding for immigrant voting collaborative to expand their
community outreach, and we also need funding for cart and other efforts to reduce policing in the city. these programs are how we build public safety and not more policing. >> clerk: your time has elapsed. thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller. >> caller: hi, my name is clair machado and i'm calling today to put anita naves' video as my public comment. >> clerk: one moment, please. bringing that up now. >> i am anita nave and i'm an attorney at the san francisco public defenders office as a felony unit manager. i urge the board of supervisors to support our budget request. the public defender's office is uniquely positioned to tackle the most pressing problems affecting our city, including addiction, mental illness and homelessness and violence in our communities. you will not succeed without a strong well-funded and
well-researched public defender's office. and [indiscernible] that far exceed the average [indiscernible] and the unprecedented death rate that the pandemic has placed on our lives. we need additional attorneys and investigators and support staff to adequately serve our community, and to serve with the excellence that is expected by all of us. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. do we have the next caller. >> caller: good afternoon, supervisors, i am wes graves, [indiscernible] in support of funding for the shared schoolyard program. since 2015, providing over 2,500 kids annually, specifically in the low-income and underprivileged youth in san francisco. we provide sports and we provide joy. and right now because that
$600,000 a year has been cut from the budget, they're going to miss out on that. now is the time more important than ever that we provide everything possible for our future. we're already behind due to the pandemic so let's do the right thing for the children of san tran and please reinstate the shared schoolyard program. thank you so much. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next caller. >> caller: hello, supervisors. i'm larry ackerman. a retired ucfs retirement scientist and coalition on homelessness volunteer. i will ask you to fully fund cart and place cart in dph's behavioral health instead of dpm. this ensures a focus on behavioral health prevention
instead of waiting for a crisis to occur. this program will improve outcomes for people on the street. a police response displays unhoused community members away from their support system. the cart response would focus on moving people off the streets permanently and addressing the immediate needs of all of those involved. instead of moving homeless people around. i personally spoke with police chief scott about this program two years ago and he was supportive of the program that would relieve -- >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next caller, please. >> caller: hi, my name is danielle blacan and i work in san francisco at one of the navigation centers. i urge you to oppose the increased police budget of $50 million. police do not keep us safe, housing does, community care does.
and instead i strongly urge the board to fully fund the compassionate alternate response team, cart. and to have community organizations and fund a living wage for frontline supportive housing workers. we help to keep the city safe. all of these non-profits do. >> clerk: does that conclude your comments? you have 22 seconds. >> caller: oh, yeah, i'm done. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. can we have the next caller. >> caller: good afternoon, board of supervisors, i am carlos hamilton and i'm a resident of district one. i work for the justice and the [indiscernible] as a case coordinator. we are the legal aid for the defense coalition [indiscernible] and our office was able to take on 30 new case this is year and we hired a new
attorney because of last year's add back. this will not result -- [indiscernible] funding for the full year in 2023 to meet our legal obligations to our clients. it is also a change to hire qualified attorneys [indiscernible] because of the high cost of living in san francisco. we need the board to support the community-based organizations by providing us with fair and equitable wages so we can continue to do our work and help those san franciscans in the economy. thank you so much. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next caller, please. >> caller: good afternoon, supervisors, i am dale seymour and i'm from the tenderloin. years ago i had a 1972 pinto and it was stuck if reverse. it seems that our budgeting process is stuck in reverse. you know, we have worked very hard in the tenderloin to find
the end of the tunnel, and now that we got the light and we have opportunity and we got hope, you are planning to cut that budget back. that's a 1972 pinto in reverse. and i really don't understand it. the thing is that we have the funds and why not use them for something that we need in the tenderloin. we're down there every day, seven days a week. so you may not see what we're doing and the progress that we are -- please get that transmission out of reverse. >> clerk: thank you, mr. seymour, for your comments. may we have the next caller. >> caller: hello. >> clerk: hello, please proceed. >> caller: hello. yeah, my name is eric martin and i'm with senior disability action and as well as co-chair of mid-market coalition and some of the neighborhood resident council.
my main request here is $10 million for elevator -- yeah -- elevator repair and maintenance. the mayor put in $10 million in the budget for capital improvements but nothing is earmarked with serious problems. this is the life threatening situation. while i'm at it i'm going to ask for $10 million for portable vouchers for seniors on disability and $4 million for senior disability operating subsidies and $200,000 for wheelchair repairs. and while i'm at it, the mid-market coalition needs $22,000 for three years to [indiscernible] and the -- >> clerk: next caller, please. >> caller: okay. hello? >> clerk: hello, please proceed.
>> caller: hello, iris goodlow, a retired nurse and a senior in the mission and i ask to fully reinstate the funding for the covid-19 hubs that have given lifesaving care throughout the pandemic, for the latino tax force and excelsior strong. and also the funding for the mission food hubs that have done incredible work to keep people from being hungry. we need to have strong support for mental healthcare and drug treatment. the $50 million that the mayor is proposing for sfpd needs to go for health, housing, childcare and education. homeless services and resources for permanent housing, including supportive housing and the cart program. so to decrease the risk of people being injured or murdered by the cops. repairs to the sros, and including the elevators and increased staffing at san francisco general and the clinics.
>> clerk: sorry for cutting everybody off. we're timing everybody at one minute. may we have the next caller. >> caller: hi, good afternoon, i'm marto, here from part of the family alliance, a network of 26 frcs for justice for all san francisco families. located in district nine. i want to express gratitude for the mayor's commitment to proposed budget to provide $7 million to frcs and to marginalized children and families who will be able to survive and thrive in san francisco. i'm asking for a one-time $300,000 for our new office space to expand services to the soma and the tenderloin. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. we are going to try and revisit some of our unattended lines. give us one moment.
hello, please proceed. >> caller: thank you. thank you, board of supervisors. i am rachel and i'm an attorney with the immigrant legal resource center in san francisco. we work with low-income immigrants from across the city, and we're a member of the san francisco immigrant legal defense collaborative or sfildc. and we have provided real representation to over 1500 san francisco residents before the immigration court in san francisco. we are grateful that the board has approved an add back for our agency to expand our capacity last year, but the funding only covered one and a half years and so it's critical that it be extended through the fiscal year 2022-2023. and that the additional funding be allocated to expand capacity for legal representation. we have ethical duties as
attorneys to continue to represent our clients. and we know that our work is vital, for san francisco. because our clients' ability to work and to be eligible for benefits is often tied to immigration status. san francisco has been and should -- >> clerk: thank you for your comments. can we have the next caller, please. just looking at unattended lines that are unattended. >> caller: good afternoon. >> clerk: please proceed. >> caller: hi, my name is frank lata, the executive vice president of ucff, and sorry for
not being there in person. covid finally hit our household. but listening to all of the folks asking for funds is really sobering because we're very proud to serve and stand if in solidarity with their needs. so i'm a little embarrassed that we're coming in and expressing a need for educator housing funding and prop i should be funded and prop a funds should be used as well and we're asking for $20 million for educator housing for the long-term of educators in san francisco. but we're in solidarity with all of the folks who rightfully have a need in this city and we're all trying to build community together in our public schools and we hope that you can support educators and the broader community as well. thank you for your time. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. can we have the next caller.
>> caller: hi, i am stewart lucas and i would like to play the video for doug welch. thank you. >> hi, my name is doug welch and i'm a felony supervisor in the public defender's office. the last two and a half years i have brought challenges for all of us. for the public defender's office, one of the hardest has been not being able to take cases to trial. when the pandemic first started and things closed down, we saw an immediate backlog of cases that were waiting for trials. we were no longer able to litigate cases and not able to take them to trial and get the resolutions for our clients that they deserve. we are very grateful that the courtrooms are beginning to open up and we are able to try cases. however, this is happening while we continue to accept representation on new cases and we're dealing with a backlog of cases that in normal times we would not be dealing with.
i'm asking the board to please approve our budget so that we can continue to provide the best representation possible. >> clerk: time is up. >> caller: thank you so much. >> clerk: next caller, please. >> caller: hi, can you hear me? >> clerk: yes, please proceed. >> caller: hello sf supervisors. i am alyssa and i'm a san francisco resident living in the excelsior district. i urge you to support the budget coalition and the housing fund oversight board because these requests reflect the needs of everyday san francisco residents, families and workers. these funds are vital for a just and broad-based recovery in sf. it's a significant investment to preserving and producing truly affordable housing which is crucial to the economic recovery of our workers and communities. we fought for and we won the
funds to pay for this. we need the commitment to spend it. you have the power to change and to prioritize this, supervisors. thank you for your time and hopefully we can count on your support. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. do we have the next caller, please. >> caller: hi, my name is dan cooper and i'm asking that the video of min sapra be played for my public comment. >> clerk: one moment and we will pull that up. >> [indiscernible]. >> clerk: the volume is low, operations, can you turn that up. >> traditional funding for [indiscernible] i have over a hundred cases and [indiscernible] in great need of support. currently, one of those clients is an elderly woman who ordered to be removed from her home.
she gave me detailed information of the developments on how this affects her relationship with family. i don't have the [indiscernible] given my caseload to give her even a fraction of the attention that she deserves. with your support i will have the time and that we would be able to help our clients to survive and thrive. thank you. >> clerk: thank you. can we have the next caller, please. >> caller: good afternoon, supervisors. my name is melisa reyes and i work for the san francisco public library. i call to advocate for 8207, building and ground patrol officers for our branches. having a full-time officer at my branch has need a world of difference for my staff, many of whom are bipoc. our 8207 is skilled at
deescalation and remembering our patrons who are struggling. our 8207 has figured out how to address certain behavior and violent incidents. my colleagues at other branches deserve to have full-time 8207 as we have seen a rise in violence. this is a racial equity issue and must be seen as much. we need viable alternatives to policing in our communities and this is one way to concretely do so in our city's cherished public library branches. thank you very much. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. can we have the next caller, please. >> caller: hi, i ask that you please play maria porcos' video. >> hi, my name is maria porcos and i was living
[indiscernible] and the funds please for cameo house, i am happy. please support cameo house. >> caller: hello, supervisors? >> clerk: please proceed. hello, we can hear you. >> caller: thank you. thank you for making time. i wanted to share this comment. the coalition is composed of community stakeholders and community-based service providers who identify service gaps to improve the quality of life of society's most
marginalized community, transgender women of color. and we have workforce development, awareness to violence for trans and non-binary community members. we are requesting funds to support transgender youth in attending school and achievement within sfsud in order to increase graduation outcomes and to support trans and gender and non-binary students to achieve higher education. and support the task force to provide technical assistance and to track their services that are accessed -- >> clerk: your time is up. and we do have -- >> caller: thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. we have an in-person speaker now. would you like to come forward to the podium. you have one minute. please proceed. >> thank you. thank you, supervisors. my name is lorenzo istana, a resident who worked as a community organizer in the
tenderloin. i ask that you propose the $4 million for the tenderloin. this will fund the action plan. and ongoing investment in the neighborhood through sf planning. which are essential to dignity. tenderloin is considered a containment zone for too long, so pulling out this funding now will show that the city does not care about us. this has also been like a community planning process with thousands of tenderloin residents involved in this. so -- and a lot of cvos and i ask to and to continue to have lead training programs and the programs. the programs that serve the tenderloin community. >> clerk: your time has elapsed. i'm sorry. >> [indiscernible]. >> clerk: thank you for your
comments, lorenzo. may we have our next caller. we are timing everybody at one minute at this time. >> caller: hello. hi. [indiscernible] board president, i work with fdiu, usww, and we represent the security officers and airport workers and allied entertainment city workers in the city of san francisco. i'm hopefully here to support the sudden fran displacement coalition. and with the allocation we urge you to fund all of the housing stability funds oversight board recommendations. we support the full package of recommendations to support affordable housing and to create new affordable housing. thank you very much. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. i do believe that we have in-person speaker. please come forward to the podium. you have one minute to speak.
please proceed. >> okay. thank you, supervisors and thank you for listening to the community today. my name is [indiscernible] and the director of resource center. i'm very proud of our team, maria, and claudia, and estacia, and carmen and alley who came to speak today with volunteers. and kevin and caolina. we are a multiservice agency of 52 years. part of the sfidoc, and the task force, and the coalition, and the family resource system, and fcr alliance, and the food collaborative, and voting collaborative, and latinx collaborative. and just asking to you sustain these very important community collaboratives and initiatives, and the food security budget and the latinx collaborative and the budget ask like the food hubs and the family resource centers as well as immigrant legal
defense collaborative. thank you very much. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. mr. madina, can we have the next caller, mr. atkins. >> caller: hello? >> clerk: hello, please proceed. >> caller: hi, i am elizabeth davis, i'm asking for the video of marlene hernandez to be played. >> clerk: one moment. >> san francisco -- [speaking spanish]
>> clerk: next caller, please. hello, we can hear you. >> caller: this is anna bosstick and i have a video for katherine brian for my public comment. >> clerk: one moment, please. >> hi, i'm a deputy public defender here at the san francisco public defender service. and i am asking the board of supervisors to support the public defender's request for felony and misdemeanor needs. and one reason that i love my job is that i get to safeguard
the constitutional rights of every member of our community. unfortunately, the caseloads here at the public defender's office have increased in the last couple years due to the trial backlog caused by the covid pandemic. public defenders work on this as well as our individual clients because we not only provide really high quality representation to anyone who is charged with a crime, but we also have personal relationships with our clients and we're able to do the leg work to make sure that they're able to get connected with services which will reduce the cycle of recidivism. and benefits the community at large. >> clerk: can we have the next caller, please.
>> caller: good afternoon. good afternoon, i am nancy katherine and i work in san francisco and working with the low-income immigrants from the community and we are a member of the san francisco collaborative that ensues our process for the members in immigration court. we're grateful that the board of supervisors have had a two year add back but additional funding for only a year and a half. it is essential that it is extended and that additional funding be allocated to expand capacity for legal representation. san francisco immigrant population is vital to the recovery of san francisco and it's substantial for economic recovery. and the stability for the community. and directly tied to the people who received the relief. so we will also like to help us to fund the move to [indiscernible] since we're planning to move to market
street. we can have a higher reach in the tenderloin neighbors. >> clerk: your time has elapsed. we currently have 53 people listening into our meeting and 35 in the queue. mr. atkins, can you put the next caller forward. >> caller: hello, i would like you to play janelle suma's video. >> clerk: one moment, please. >> hello my name is janelle sumo. [indiscernible] i urge the board of supervisors to fund -- fully fund the cameo house and without the cameo house i wouldn't be here right now. i would be back home, back in wyoming -- [indiscernible]
with my children, and [indiscernible] to and from our location food, clothing, things like that, you don't find that too much where i'm from. and. >> clerk: thank you for your comments, can we have the next caller, please. >> hello, my name -- oh, my name is brown, and i am here to say that -- non-working elevators in the sros are causing people
not to be able to go to the doctor, not to get their groceries and not to get their medication. this is a life-and-death situation, especially for seniors and our disabled. we were asked respectfully for funding to help to fix the elevators in our sros. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. can we have the next caller. >> caller: can y'all hear me? >> clerk: yes, please proceed. >> caller: hi, i am [indiscernible] for my public comment. >> clerk: one moment. we are pulling that up now. >> caller: hi, i am christopher garcia and one of the deputy public defenders here in san francisco. i wanted to speak briefly about the changes in our caseloads throughout the two years of the pandemic. specifically, our caseloads have
grown drastically. without the ability to have trials and there hasn't been finality in most of our clients' cases and we are asigned new cases throughout the two years. and to put it in perspective, i have had upwards of about a hundred cases, all felonies, throughout the two years. however, when i was in misdemeanors, i had around 80 cases. so i have a much higher caseload now as a felony attorney than when i was a misdemeanor attorney. obviously, the stakes are much higher, representing felony court. some of my clients are facing life in prison. we're asking for more money so that we can hire more -- >> clerk: time is up. can we have the next caller, please. >> caller: good afternoon, i am carol bishira, a senior attorney
at kids in need of defense that serves unaccompanied children who enter the united states alone. we are an international non-profit with an office in san francisco that provides legal representation for those children because they are not guaranteed free legal counsel and deportation proceedings. kind is also a member of the sfldic, and we are here today to let you know that by any shortfall in our budget is harmful to san francisco. we recently parted with the sfsud to have know your right presentations to newcomer children who have yet to find attorneys. most children were scared and confused about how to get to immigration court, let alone to find an attorney. a cut in our funding means more children will remain without counsel. data shows that without an attorney that children are a hundred times less likely to be granted legal relief. this also means that they're more likely to face ongoing housing and food insecurity, or deportation back to dangerous conditions. >> clerk: your time is elapsed.
next caller. >> caller: good afternoon, supervisors. my name is lamar hisstick and i'm a constituent of supervisor chan in district 1. and i am not speaking as the president, and i'm speaking as the parent in district one and i had the opportunity to introduce my two children to supervisor chan as well as supervisor mar and i appreciate your service on the committee and on the board. (please stand by)
that fund already is up $3 million from last year's budget cycle, and in this most recent cycle, has moved that funding to other street teams. we need that as well as $3.7 million to ensure full funding for the next fiscal year. with that, we can make sure that c.a.r.t. gets rolling with the necessary resources. please fund c.a.r.t. thank you. i yield my time. >> clerk: thank you, miss williams. can we have the next caller. >> hello. my name is zach, and i work as a legal assistant in the office of the public defender. you've had a lot of public comments today, and i thank you for listening to the community. providing zealous
representation to our clients is why we're asking for funding to be able to defend clients at the highest level. with that, we can end the cycle recidivism, ensuring that our clients have the highest quality representation. finally, we ask you to shift mayor breed's $50 million in additional funds from the police department to funding housing for the most marginalized for support. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may i have the next comment, please. >> hi. my name is [indiscernible] and i'm the branch manager for the
existing [indiscernible] branch library. our current mobile units need to travel from the one side of the city to the other, trips upwards of 30 minutes. just this monday, staff found a dead body in the bushes in our inner patio. this individual had come over our wall the day before on juneteenth and passed away overnight. please help us feel safe at our workplaces. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller.
>> [indiscernible] with the center for juvenile justice. we respectfully ask the board to support cameo house, a movement that has served san francisco and the juvenile community since 1997. families belong together. if you've ever been lucky enough to visit cameo, you get the privilege to see smiles and laughter between children and their mother. this joy comes from feeling safe and at home. please support this happy home by fully funding cameo house for the next two years. without this safe haven, 11 women and 22 children could be left without a roof over their head. it is their security, safety, comfort, and a fair chance. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller,
>> clerk: thank you for your comments. >> interpreter: do you need interpretation for that? >> clerk: yes. if you got that, yes. >> okay. my name is edwin [indiscernible] and i am here in the u.s.a. i became a member of so many somcan here in san francisco. in applying for a job, i met sarah [indiscernible] and i currently got a job. i was employed at whole foods. lastly, i am grateful because there are fellow filipinos like this here helping me with english. thank you and god bless. >> clerk: thank you. we do have an in-person commenter, if you would like to come to the podium.
yes. thank you so much. >> hi. my name is callie wong on behalf of the e.p.i. council. we're asking the board to fund our services for a total of 8.1 million. all our programs that we ask you to uplift have demonstrated value and will present crucial resources that are in jeopardy without intervention. thank you, supervisor. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next virtual caller? >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is [indiscernible] and i'm the department director at the center on juvenile and criminal justice and a member of the women's housing
coalition. i urge you to fully fund cameo house for two years. this is the only rishl alternative sentencing program for -- residential alternative sentencing program for mothers and their children who would otherwise be homeless. they support each other and welcome new mothers into the cameo community. mothers have the opportunity to heal and build critical relationships with their children in a safe, supportive, and trauma informed environment. invest in our women, invest in our families, invest in our children, and invest in cameo house. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller, please. >> hi. my name is norman xavier, and
if you could play the video of the next group. thank you. >> clerk: one moment. we're blowing it up. >> [indiscernible] i am asking that the board of supervisors support the public defender's request for additional resources. as a line attorney, i can tell you that it is very difficult when you have 70, 60 clients to evaluate each case, to provide them with the resources that they need to provide the best representation that they deserve and require. with the additional resources, the san francisco public defender's office can help end
the cycle of recidivism -- >> clerk: speaker's time is done. can we have the next caller, please. hello, caller. perhaps that's an unattended line. if you are a member of the public who would like to call into our meeting today, the number is 415-655-0001, meeting i.d. 2498-475-5551. we currently have 50 listeners and 29 in the queue. may we have the next caller.
>> hi. i'm [indiscernible] and i'm asking that you open the 2010 senior center and from our partners at the pantry at the richmond neighborhood center. san francisco has the highest proportion of seniors and adults with disabilities of any city in california, many of whom live alone and face health mobility problems that can further increase isolation. the richmond senior center is a hub for hundreds of seniors. prepandemic, we hosted a diverse and engaged community, connecting them with resources and services, but for over two years now, we've been unable to open our center to help the hundreds of people that rely on us not just for food connection but -- >> clerk: speaker's time has
lapsed. thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller, please. >> good afternoon, can you hear me? >> clerk: yes, we can. thank you so much. >> thank you. my name is [indiscernible] shind -- schindler, and i am calling [indiscernible] since reopening in august of 2020, we've had a dedicated 8207 at our branch which has made a positive impact on our staff. our children feel so much more at ease. unlike the police department, our 8207 are definitely a part of the deescalation. they get to know our patrons
community. we've been disproportionately impacted by the current pandemic. we thank you for the support you've committed in the past and urge you to continue and expand the support for our communities in the future. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller. >> hello, supervisors. my name is [indiscernible] and i'm a member of s.f. berniecrats and coauthor of 2020 prop k. i'm calling to lift up supervisor preston's social housing package, including expanding kofa and allocating 300,000 studying housing for
all. prop k passed with 77% of the vote and creates a mandate for social housing. the state is actively moving forward with legislation that would fund public housing for all. if we do this, the city can lead and create a public sector agency that would create housing for all and hundreds of jobs. i urge you to approve the $9 million of add-backs necessary to fund prop k. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller, please. >> hi. thank you so much for your time. my name is taylin hung, and i'm an attorney at asian law caucus. most of the people that we
advise are low-income immigrant workers in san francisco. olsc has the ability to act swiftly to correct wrongs. also, it will help support their collaboration with community organizations like ours who do essential outreach to abused workers unaware of their rights and who otherwise would not know where to go for help because they're scared -- >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next one?
>> hi, yes. my name is jennifer [indiscernible] and i'm calling from community well. i'm calling the supervisors asking them to support the proposed d-11 funding amount of $6 million to support the communities living, working, praying, and being educated in district 11. mental health populations in district 11 have been stretched too thin dealing with domestic abuse and senior mental health issues. there's a great need for mental health services. >> clerk: you still have 25 seconds if you would like to proceed. >> okay. the bulk of this funding would affect 628 families, 425 seniors and 125 workers housed in district 11. it is a great idea addressing
mental health in our community including 13 d-11 schools. -- >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller, please. >> hi. good afternoon. my name is jennie. i'm a campaign coordinator at san francisco. we are a coalition of community organizations, and i'm also -- we also part of sfabc. [indiscernible] we urge you to fund all housing stability fund through add back process and
certification. we believe this program is addressing issue like affordability, and to make sure that member educator classify san francisco unified school district [indiscernible] life in the city where they work. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller, please. we've got an unattended line. hello, caller. >> hi, supervisors. my name is michael ulrich, and i'm an employee of sfpl.
an 8207 buildings and grounds officer was redirected from the normal branch to the -- a directed branch. in my five years at the library, i looked at library branches before and after they received a security officer, and i can testify to the reduction in stress for staff and the safety of our community. we need permanent 8207 staff at our locations so our patrons can enjoy our services and staff can focus on what they need to do: be information professionals and connect our community to services and programs. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comment. may we have the next caller, please. >> hi. this is dan from the center on juvenile and criminal justice, and i submitted a video yesterday.
i would like it played. thank you. >> clerk: one moment. >> members of the board of supervisors, i'm dan, the executive director on the center on juvenile and criminal justice, and i'm here to urge full funding of the cameo house program. as many of you have heard, the cameo house program was the first alternative residential sentencing program in san francisco for women with children who would otherwise be sentenced to state prison. it is a unique program, a highly needed program. currently, we have 11 women in the program, and 11 -- or 12 children. if that program were to close, these people would be out on the street needlessly. we thank sheriff miyamoto for his full support of the
program, and we ask you to support the program. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller. >> hi. i'm tiffany jackson, and i'm with hospitality house. it's housing subsidies for people, women, and families, flexible vouchers for unhoused family, food security and housing navigation for youth, basic income pilots for homeless families and families of color. we're asking for rental assistance and legal services for seniors and people with disabilities. we're asking for mental services and support for unhoused people, youth, and families. we're asking for job opportunities for people and parents seeking employment, and we're asking for higher wages and wage equity for frontline workers.
thank you so much. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller. >> hello, supervisors. my name is tony, and i'm the executive director of san francisco safe house. homeless service providers do not work alone. we work in tandem and collaborate with other various community based programs. i'm calling to ask the board to fund the request from the housing coalition, the budget justice coalition and the domestic violence consortium. i'm asking that programs such as cameo house and fully forward be fully funded. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller, please. >> good afternoon. i am a long time san franciscan and a long time -- excuse me, a lifetime san franciscan and a
long time employee of our public library system, and i urge you to support 8207 positions at all branch library positions. women, minority, and bipoc communities are subject to assault at all branches. constantly dealing with aggressive and violence incidents is extremely stressful and prevents us from doing our jobs. our community deserves a library that is safe and pleasant for all. having officers trained in emergency reaction and deescalation is helpful. the officer at my branch knows our patrons and creates a positive welcoming atmosphere in our branch. >> clerk: speaker's time has lapsed. may we have the next caller,
please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. beverly [indiscernible] from the san francisco domestic violence consortium. i'd like to thank tony for her mention. we work closely with them and we stand for their funding. nearly 20,000 san franciscans reach out for services and support for domestic violence, sexual assault, and recovery services every year. attorneys continue to provide their free services that continue to this day that meets the needs of survivors and their children, but we need to do everything we can to keep them with equitable wages and safe working conditions. we are requesting a 15% increase across the board.
that's $1.28 million to support staff and support services -- >> clerk: speaker's time has lapsed. thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller? >> hello, can you hear me? >> clerk: yes, please proceed. >> hello. i'm calling today to ask the board of supervisors to provide funding for an 8207 building and grounds officer to be assigned to each branch of sfpl. my name is jeanine and i'm a librarian at the ocean view harvey milk branch library in the castro. more than once, the building grounds officer assigned to our branch responded to patrons overdosing in the rest room contributes to those patrons
living to see another day. i ask the board of supervisors to provide funding for an 8207 building and grounds patrol officer to be assigned to each branch. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. can we have the next caller? >> hi. this is emma [indiscernible]. would the board of supervisors please support our program.
this is [indiscernible] thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller? >> good afternoon. i'm travis hamilton, calling for the housing support provider network, calling for an additional $1.5 million to close the gap between what is needed to operate so that all permanent housing benefit and
we can continue doing this important work. thank you for your consideration. >> clerk: thank you for your comments, mr. hamilton. can we have the next caller. >> my name is [indiscernible] i am here to remind you of the overwhelming support you heard of food distribution of which soma pilipina is a member. soma pilipina helps to keep artists employed through virtual and in-person programming throughout the
not a criminal justice program. our police are fundamentally a poor solution to this issue. they are not designed nor equipped to deal with this issue, and too often, their decisions result in a needless arrest. in short, we need c.a.r.t. i sincerely hope that we can -- >> clerk: speaker's time is elapsed. can we have the next caller, please. >> hello. i'm william bryland
[indiscernible] to enable the project to provide services without enduring cuts that the project is slated to receive in the next fiscal year. this is one of the only nonprofits in the city that provides legal services to low-income families in the city. these 120 families came to us from every district in the city and represent a broad swath. without our project, these vulnerable low-income families would have nowhere to turn. please keep funding these programs and these benefits. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. can we have the next caller. >> hi.
[indiscernible] transition to a new space that will allow [indiscernible] to provide services to immigrants and families and increase service to tenderloin, soma, and mid market latinx community that don't have a space in the area. this will ensure that this 30-year nonprofit will allow us the ability to continue to sustain this organization for the next 30 to 40 years, which will inevitably allow this organization to serve additional immigrant communities and immigrant families. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. can we have the next caller? >> good afternoon, supervisors and staff. my name is [indiscernible] an organization funded on the
status of women to provide free legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalkers. i'm watching this meeting on sfgovtv, and i realize that it can be hard to pay attention to caller after caller comment, while hours pass, but i cannot pass by an opportunity to comment. >> clerk: speaker's time has elapsed. thank you so much for your comments. can we have the next caller?
>> yes, thank you, supervisors. i want to -- i'm a 25-year resident of district 8, and i want to applaud the increase in funding for the sfpd and for the d.a.s office. in addition, i think the mayor's done a terrific job in budgeting for the street response teams as well as the healthy streets operation center. these things -- these particular services have taken over 800 calls a day from the police department. c.a.r.t., i want to focus on the flaws in c.a.r.t. c.a.r.t. is no longer necessary given the budget allocation from the mayor. more importantly, c.a.r.t. has a fundamental problem. it's based on a right that people have a right to sleep on the street. that's changing.
the law says you can't sleep on the street. state law says you can't camp on the street, so let's get rid of c.a.r.t. and fund the response team. >> clerk: thank you. at this time, if you would like to join the virtual queue and you're listening in, please remember to press star, three, otherwise, we will take this list to the end. next caller, please. >> my name is [indiscernible] and i'm a member of the national assembly of people interested in participating society. it is 2022. i'm here to put on record and public comment the fact that the sfpd budget is at least $100 million greater than cuba's military budget and they've been on effective strike for at least the last
two years. the biggest priority is to [indiscernible] whose employees are already indefinitely working remotely. we have 40,000 office spaces that are just sitting empty. with all of this rising wealth inequality, the board must prioritize social justice fines and voter mandates, so focused funds on compassionate response teams, c.a.r.t., and prop k. if london breed -- >> clerk: speaker's time has elapsed. thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller. >> i'm calling to advocate for patrol officers at san francisco library branches. we need more 8207 to protect patrons and staff. i've seen firsthand the impact
these individuals have. i want to be clear that our overall patrons are fantastic, but on occasion, we need to deal with problems. [indiscernible] for over two weeks. with no 8207 on-site, it's created an unnerving and terrifying environment. we need officers trained in conflict resolution and deescalation at every branch. i hope this is a consideration in the budget. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller? hello, caller? >> hello. >> clerk: hello. >> yeah, hi. excuse me. my name is meyer from the s.f. public defender's office. i have a video of stephanie tn
to present for my comment. >> clerk: one moment. i'll pull that up now. >> thank you. >> my name is stephanie tan, and i have worked in the public defender's office in the misdemeanor unit since 2019. i have worked with clients experiences drug addiction, mental health, and homelessness. even though i am the first and only point of contact for many of my clients, i do not have the resources to help with these collateral issues. i don't have time to help connect them with services, help find social workers, nor discuss any essential services outside of the client's criminal case. i strongly urge the board to fully fund the san francisco public defender's office so we can have more attorneys and staff to help the clients' needs -- >> clerk: the speaker's time
has elapsed. thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller? >> hi. my name is eddie hernandez. i'm a d-11 resident who works downtown. [indiscernible] that sfpd and the sheriff's hide behind [indiscernible] we shouldn't be funding vacant law enforcement positions that turn into overtime paydays. sfpd has four cops on the board of supervisors, one of whom [indiscernible] with national media. i urge the board to look more critically at the sfpd budget
and invest more in our community, not cops. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is sarah kilday with early san francisco educators and cpac and [indiscernible]. i'm here to ask that you find additional funding for the e.c.e. funds. when funds are taken from one service and given to another, it's pitting resources one against the other. supervisor safai spoke about
caps [indiscernible] i suggest not just a cap but a commitment to fund additional sustainable family, community, and children services and refund any dedicated e.c.e. funds used. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller? >> hi. my name is angela chan, and i'm a supervisor at the san francisco public defender's office. i'm calling to address the disparity between my office, the district attorney, sheriff's, police, and probation. our request includes urgently needed funding to add four additional misdemeanor attorneys, four felony attorneys, one attorney to
investigate law enforcement misconduct, four paralegals, and five clerks. our budget is half of the district attorney's and one fourth of the police department. it will allow us to grow our innovative programs that provide services, and i'm calling to urge you to oppose the mayor's proposed police budget. it's not only an agency marred by controversy -- >> clerk: the speaker's time has elapsed. may we have the next caller, please. hello, caller. are you ready to make your comment? we have a lot of feedback. let's try that one again later.
next caller, please. >> am i next caller? >> clerk: yes, you are. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is nishwa lee, and i've lived in district 10 for 33 years, and i urge you to fund the climate action plan of the san francisco environment department. we clearly have an emergency with our environment, and ultimately, there's so many needs under public health, and the climate emergency is a major public health issue, particularly in our neighborhood where a [indiscernible] report concluded that there is potential sea level rise in our
neighborhood that will affect many families. we have many families in our neighborhood that are underserved. ultimately, environmental justice is a public health emergency. if we don't take care of it now -- >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller, please. >> hi. [indiscernible]. >> clerk: thank you. >> good evening. my name is eva, and i work in the san francisco public library. since january, we had 31 level one severe violations, which include physical assaults, weapons, or sexual misconduct, and that doesn't include incidents of verbal abuse, threats, and harassment. we need trained personnel such
as 8207 building and ground patrol officers to respond quickly to deescalate situations. most library locations do not have security support. we're advised to call 911 but it does not efficient to respond to the situations we face. please fund 8207 positions at each location -- >> clerk: speaker's time has elapsed. thank you for your comment. >> my name is elena. i'm with 350 san francisco and the san francisco climate emergency coalition. you have heard many, many worthy organizations and causes that certainly deserve funding, but please do not forget the $11 million requested by the department of the environment. the climate catastrophe does not stop when you do not
[indiscernible] for the mayor to find funding to keep the tenderloin linkage center open. it serves hundreds of people a day. hundreds of referrals to programs have been made. to close it in december is an exercise in discrimination and prejudice against my community. without thoughtful and fully funded alternative plans in place, the mayor is affirming that the members of my community are objects, free to be moved from here to there without regard to their
humanity. we are not problems as called by the chronicle, we are -- >> clerk: next caller, please. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is susan marsh, and i'm -- the mayor -- in spite of the fact that the voters of san francisco raised money for housing to proposition a, the mayor has taken it upon herself to misallocate those funds to increase policing instead, and we all know that this is not a solution to any housing problem nor to homelessness and ultimately doesn't make us safer. i would ask to cut the mayor's ask and reallocating the funds to the housing stability oversight board's
recommendations. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. may we have the next caller? >> hello. my name is cecelia [indiscernible] and i'm calling from [indiscernible] i recommend that you play the video of my public comment. >> clerk: one moment, please. we'll pull that up. [speaking spanish language]
>> clerk: thank you so much for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hello? >> clerk: yes, we can hear you. please begin. >> okay. all right. thank you. hi. my name is [indiscernible] and i'm the executive director of the african advocacy network, and we are a black-led organization of immigrants and in the city of san francisco, we provide legal services and social services. as a member of [indiscernible] we are a member of the
community, and i'd just say to everybody that a lot of work is being done, but we need to continue working. every investment previously made needs to continue, so i'd ask that you consider our funding. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. hello. do we have a caller on the line? perhaps that line is unattended. next speaker, please. >> okay. hello? >> clerk: hello. we can hear you. >> hi. i'm sorry about that. good afternoon. my name is bryan smith, and i'm here representing the asian park rangers.
now that things have returned to a point of normalcy, we as park rangers are in need of help to provide services to patrons and the citizens of san francisco. as crime in the parks continue to rise, additional f.t.e.s are in desire need. it will provide more of a visual reference in all of the 240-plus parks that we serve on average. thank you. >> clerk: thank you, brian smith, for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hello, supervisors. my name is lee saab. i don't know if you know this, but you are being broadcast on sfgovtv, and you're clearly not paytion attention to anybody who is calling in, which is absolutely -- i'm just -- i'm
appalled at the disrespect for people calling in and taking time out of their days to participate in the political process, so i'd ask that you at least put your phones down and listen to what is being said. with that, i'd urge you to fund housing for kmubts in san francisco. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next caller, please. >> good afternoon. i'm danny sauder. [indiscernible] collectively, we serve more than 9,000 youth and seniors. we serve a lot of residents, but we know that we can reach many more, so we're asking for the restoration of $150,000
from dcyf to reconvene our programs. it would enable us to open our space after hours for residents to gather together. we're asking you to reinstate the san francisco dcyf funding for community centers. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hello? >> clerk: hello, we can hear you. >> hi. good afternoon. my name is matty. i work with african advocacy network as a community liaison. we're also part of the immigrant voting collaborative. i'm here to ask for the icbc budget ask. the icbc currently consists of
eight organizations representing citizens throughout the city. we have reached a total of 131,000 families and conducted 282 educational events since the collaboration was funded. therefore, i would like to ask the budget increase -- therefore, i would like to ask the city for the icbc additional $150,000 budget ask. thank you. >> clerk: thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> hi. my name is noe gould, and i live in san francisco district 7, and i'm calling you to ask you to oppose mayor breed's additional sfpd budget. this agency is marred by controversy. we saw in the last six months, sfpd officers shot and killed
two victims on the ground, including one that was a victim of an assault and many other controversies. instead, i would urge you to fully fund the c.a.r.t., which ensures that unhoused criminals receive services and not incarceration. thank you. >> clerk: thank you so much for your comments. operations, can you confirm that that was our final caller? thank you much, mr. vice chair. that was our final caller, and seeing as there are no more speakers in the chamber. >> supervisor safai: thank you. public comment is closed. mr. clerk, do we have any other business in front of us today? >> clerk: mr. chair, i do need a simple motion to forward the remainder of the unfinished
items to our june 27 meeting. >> supervisor safai: thank you. so can i have a motion to consider the items in front of us on the remaining items on monday. [indiscernible]. >> clerk: on that motion by member walton and seconded by member chan, the remainder of the items be considered at our june 27 meeting, and, yes, now i will need a motion to recess this meeting until our monday meeting. >> supervisor safai: greet, so do i have to do two separate motions? >> clerk: just one, mr. vice chair. >> supervisor safai: so if we can take that vote, a roll call vote, please. >> clerk: i do need a second. [indiscernible]. >> clerk: yes. >> supervisor safai: i think it was moved by walton and
seconded by supervisor chan. >> clerk: okay. on that motion that this committee recess until june 27 meeting on monday, 10:00, yes -- [roll call] >> clerk: mr. vice chair, we have four ayes, with chair ronen absent. >> supervisor safai: perfect. so i think the meeting's adjourned -- meeting is in recess. >> clerk: meeting is in recess. thank you, mr. vice chair.
>> clerk: sorry, commissioners. i'm calling the roll. [roll call] >> clerk: i have a script that i will read now before we move on. good afternoon and welcome to the june 21 san francisco health commission meeting. this meeting is being held in hybrid format, with the meeting occurring in person at 101 grove street, broadcast live on sfgovtv, available also to view on webex or to listen by calling 415-655-0003. before we begin, i would like to remind all individuals present and attending the