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already abnormal health impacts. we must have coordinated, collaborative efforts, all -- much due respect to the experts here, but they must work in collaboration. we cannot tolerate departments working in silos, and the price, we must face the true cost. massive funding beyond what we are currently imagining. this cannot be done and musting public fund -- must be public funding. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> i'm with the sunrise project and you have the joint letter we signed on to in your hearing packet. i want to join on with the people that spoke about food
and climate impact, and i think working on wetlands and sinks is a good opportunity, and i think they should be happening in tandem. i appeal to all city departments to cooperate, combine expertise and resources and search for economies of scale among climate solutions. greenhouse gas emissions do not respect city limits, to coordination and strategy sharing regionally and locally are responsible. engagement with residents and local businesses is
nonnegotiatable. neither we nor the planet can afford the exploiting of responsibilities outside of city limits. our future relies on making sure that all people can access and afford 100% clean electricity, buildings, and transportation and on regenerating our open spaces and agriculture. we must respond as a team. i also want to say that i was really happy that the speaker from m.p.a. mentioned the real need for getting people out of their cars and there's no reason able bodied people shouldn't take transit or bicycle, and i hope that all staff does that -- >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon. my name is raul. i live in district 5, and i've been a constituent of this city for five years, and i just want
to thank you all for being present? i want to echo the sentiments of my colleagues and friends for compassionate bay. in 2010, former board member sophie maxwell passed the first law regarding food. two years ago, the n.g.o. partnered with oakland unified school district to partner in how a reduction in meat and cheese would help reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. it was simply a 30% decrease. within two years, they saved 42
million gallons of water annually and the savings was then used to increase purchase of healthy fruits, vegetables, and legumes. this study proves that it is possible for children to eat healthy, help the environment, all while saving money. in 2017, new york city announced that 15 brooklyn schools would participate in meatless mondays. less than two years later it has expanded to include all of public schools and this year would be the first year that schools would do this. i want to echo the staff from the department of environment highlighting the racial equality of this. many students do not digest -- including african american students, asian american students do not digest dairy very well. this is a product that was broad over by ---brought over by -- >> supervisor mandelman: thank you.
next speaker. >> hi. i'm leslie goldberg, and i, too, am a member of compassionate bay. i'm a former reporter for the san francisco examiner. hamburgers, bacon, ice cream, these are the foods we're used to. these are the foods we give our children. how could something that is such a part of our daily lives be doing so much environmental damage? the fact is they are. animal agriculture is not only responsible for a very significant portion of water and air pollution throughout the state and the country and indeed the world, it is responsible for a significant portion of greenhouse gas. according to the united nations most recent report, animal ag is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas, and that is
nitrous oxide, methane, and co2. so how did this happen? these gases come from animal digestion, from manure, and animal respiration. it also comes from deforestation. i'm really glad to hear this discussion about how important trees are to our own survival. trees -- so these trees, particularly in the amazon rain forest have been cut down to create pasture land. they've been cut down to grow animal feed, soybeans. and so these are the methods that animal agriculture is devastating our climate. and most recently, and lest you think we're just part of the lunatic fringe here, corey
booker says the tragic reality is -- cannot -- [inaudible] >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> as we've already heard from others today, we cannot ignore the part animal ag plays in the global emergency. my name is laurie green and i'm a researcher in ucsf's microbiology lab. i'm also a california native and have lived in san francisco for 15 years. for this reason, i would like to see s.f. ban meat in all of its city funded hospitals. meat today is the new asbestos, more deadly than tobacco.
i would like to mention some of the other automatic benefits of such a policy. it takes 50,000 liters of drinking water to produce one kiloof beef. one billion people go hungry on this planet and 20 million will die from mal knnutrition. eliminating meat altogether could end starvation forever. and finally, my specialty, animal ag has externalized the cost of antibiotic resistance and has put the entire population of this planet at risk. factory farms are hot beds for bacterial and viral evolution, and we have them to thank for bird flu, swine flu, dust from e. coli, and the spread of antibiotic resistance. by eliminating this from our
hospital, san francisco can take a stance against the meat industry. get meat out of s.f. hospitals. it's a win-win, win-win. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you for your time. i'm going to call some more times. sheela, colette, joe, steven, whitney larson, kathy, anastasia, charles whitfield, and michelle pierce. >> thank you to the department of environment, thank you, thank you to the supervisors, and thank you most of all to the public who's come today. we have a lot to do and we've got to do it fast. my name is martha hawthorne. i'm a member of seiu 1021, and
we want to support you, we want to be a part of this, but we have to have a voice. we need to be clear that all these changes that have to be made cannot be made on the backs of city workers, cannot be made on the backs of working people, working families, and the marginalized communities that have done close to nothing to cause this problem. we need to recognize and to hear that the acknowledgement that our current reality is yes, there's a climate crisis, but we have a crisis in wage d disparity, and a crisis in housing. we need to work together and work with your constituency to get this going, but we realize this is going to cost a mon lo
money, and the billionaires are going to have to pay. we accomplished free city college. let's accomplish free muni. you want to get people out of cars? people can't afford the price of a make upuni ticket. we've got to look to bold solutions, and the people that come up with these bold solutions. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> i wanted to kind of look at this at a higher level, and i want to thank everybody that was involved in this work and in many ways, this is ambitious, but in many other ways this is actually wildly unambitious and does not match the scope of the challenges faced. the report is -- i forget the name, but it's 2030, but then, there's all these references to 2050. everywhere you have 2050 in the report, let's replace that with
2030. l let's try to have that ambition. we should compress all of these time scales. there are other things -- for example, the report mentions well if we implement zero emissions in housing, we could do it in 2030, 2023 or 2020. berkeley just last week implemented those rules starting january 1, 2020, so let's do that. there's also a lot of other things in the report, we don't use the powers that we already have. for example, we should have no more permits for parking lots or parking structures. there's no mention of the airport. san francisco has control of the airport. we need a detailed plan of managed decline of the airport. we also have -- we could talk about shutting down gas stations and also things like
electrifying -- this is out of the scope of the city but also encouraging all of the delivery systems to electrify their delivery vehicles. we should encourage the public to do these things, and if not, we should be putting our bodies out there and not allowing them to do their jobs until they electrify. any way, thank you very much. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. eric brooks, san francisco spois and san francisco clean energy advocates. thank you, supervisor mandelman for finally bringing this forward with the word emergency and making it a real discussion about that. what you've done is crucial, but just to echo what the
previous speaker said, the report is nice and shiny and talks about bad things that are happening and maybe some disorganized steps to do something about them, but it's not to the level of what we need, and since 2009 when it was clear that cleanpowersf would start-up, our coalition has been strongly advocating for a citywide planned renewable energy and efficiency buildout for the entire city. if you look in your e-mail boxes and if your staff looks, i e-mailed all the members of the staff plus supervisor mandelman a copy of the sydney, australia green energy plan. we've been peddling that around in order to get in front of supervisors what needs to be done next. that plan is amazing, and
please help us get it off the ground in the next year. what we've found that's a barrier to us is because the san francisco public utilities commission is an enterprise energy they are pretty much mandated to be conservative and protect the rate payers, they are not going to take on a project with that boldness. it needs to be done by the board of supervisors. help lafco and help all of us as advocates to get this thing going. thanks. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> thanks for having me. my name's yvonne. i teach at u.c. berkeley and volunteer at compassionate bay? we need to prioritize animal agriculture into the plan? every year, animal agriculture contributes 9% of co dl2 emissions? but that's nothing because methane emissions are 20 times
more terrible than co2 emissions, and 30% of methane emissions are caused by animal ag. and 65% of no2 emissions are caused from animal ag. first steps that we can take are eliminating dairy, eggs, and meat from government, schools, and hospitals, as new york city has started to go towards that direction. you know, san francisco can, too, and we can be the kpamping for the world. thank you. -- example for the world. thank you. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> hi. my name is cecelia marquez and thank you for holding this public hearing today and for taking climate change so seriously. the food and agriculture organization of the u.n. has
recognized that animal agriculture is a top contributor in environmental degradation and it's been putting out reports for more than a decade saying that the world needs to decrease its meat consumption. many places are addressing this problem. germany has banned meat in public facilities. i believe san francisco can take on these moves and go even further by reducing the subside eyes that the meat and dairy -- subbidize that the meat and dairy industry has. i hope the current s.f. climate action plan will take into account that the way that animal agriculture contributes to greenhouse gases and is a
significant component to environmental degradation today. thank you. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> hi. i'm joshua largenesse from tri-valley. i want to propose research into understanding pre understanding people's attitudes towards not paying for or working towards climate reversal and ultimately drive up economic demand for environment perpetuating services. that environment includes you. secondly, i'm looking for people to crunch numbers for me for a long wave length energy baysed transportation project to -- based transportation project to cool the earth
directly. please meet with me afterwards to get my info. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> my name is eric and i'm an organizer with s.f. transit riders. thank you for holding this space today. while the recent proposal to fully electrify transit, it seems like an after thought. we know that traffic is at a standstill, and adding e.v. charging stations to parking lots won't fix the city's parking lot streets, and it's not going to bring us closer to our vision zero goals. if san francisco is to meet its goal of having 80% of all trips be sustainable by 2030, we need to have that prioritized. laws aren't implemented anywhere near fast enough to meet the 2030 timeline.
we know that cars and trucks carry became number of people at peak periods. we're also aware that e.v.s are a part of the solution towards curbing climate change but prioritizing public transit and making it a system that is fast, efficient, reliable and accessible will generate benefits on all fronts. it is the most efficient way to move people in the city. it drastically reduces co2 emissions, and it is anywhere from 15 times to 30 times safer than riding in a private vehicle. >> supervisor mandelman: thank
you. next speaker. >> hello. my name is alexander taylor. i've lived in san francisco for five years, and i live in matt haney's district. i appreciate that everybody knows that incremental changes aren't working and that we need to make big, innovative changes to catch up to the harm that we're doing our planet, but i was also surprised that it wasn't mentioned in the presentations that animal agriculture is doing a lot of damage. and i don't know if it's just not very well known, but i also think it's possible, a lot of people just think it's too hard to, you know, eat less meat or give up meat or we can't do it, but i'm really worried what will happen to our planet if we think that way. we need to ask people to make
some real personal sacrifices. i think a small way to do that is ask the government to change the purchases we make in city hall, hospitals, and schools. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> my name is annemarie, and i'm a resident of district 7 and a professor at ucsf. i hope you recognize that this project i think needs its own time and not be number nine on an agenda with other things. i think it also needs transparency and includes the voices of everybody in the city so that it gets the backing of all the people in the city which should turn into support for funding, so i think that's
really an essential part, and it promotes creativity. i think that cooled wiperation other departments are eventual, and i think that the city needs to make sure that they work with all these other large employers to also make sure that there is not job loss. but i'm very grateful that mayor breed has increased the -- increased the number of bike lanes that are coming. there are a lot of things that are going ahead that are very beneficial to everyone. the fingers that haven't been -- things that haven't been mentioned are ways to make this a car-free city or a much
greater freedom for pedestrians or bicycles. that's going on all over the world. just take a look. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is tracey and i'm with jobs for justice in san francisco. this is truly a sobering reality check on how immediately and assertively we must ask. we can't choose between the strategic priorities here. we must do them all, and we must do them quickly. first, the work is to achieve a concrete policy set representing the policies in the strategic priority areas. so we want to have 80% of the trips being sustainable in the next 11 years? great. let's talk about making transportation free and reining in companies like -- reigning in companies like uber and lyft
just transition also means that the jobs created as we implement these policies are good jobs with living wages, benefits, and union contracts. there's so much work to be done. there are also so many people in this city who need good jobs, so let's implement the universal jobs guarantee. let's train people through city college and union apprenticeship programs. of course it's going to be expensive, but we can't afford to not implement these programs and more. we must create new mechanisms like public banks to achieve this. when we do all this, san francisco can be a global leader, showing how cities can
reduce greenhouse gas emissions alongside reducing wealth and racial inequality. all are necessary for survival. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> hello. my name is eric leyvas. we want to congratulate the vision and the urgency that have been brought to bear with the writing of this report. we want to thank supervisor mandelman's office and the activists who brought us to this point. we believe that the first step can only be achieved by not doing more than -- [inaudible] >> we urge the department to write strong, definitive language to ensure that our response to the climate crisis
uplifted traditionally marginalized communities. we have two suggestions, as well. first, the department should propose adequate funding streams. if the city pursues congestion reduction and eliminating natural gas from new buildings, if it those things are pursued through taxes and unfunded mandates, we're worried that the people who pay for it will be the most marginalized and poorest communities, and they will pay with the destruction of their communities. once again, thank you, again for all of your great work on this. we really appreciate it. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you again. next speaker. >> i'm ed gershin.
our actions are going to need to include large capital investments. when we say things like large transit for boats can't be addressed, we need to make sure that we have the p.r. necessary in san francisco to address those challenges. also, in terms of housing policy, we need to be conscious that landlords may not be incentivized upgrade to renewable energy, and we need to either mandates or incentives to make sure that landlords are also upgrading the apartments that they control when it's the tenants that pay for that.
also, we need to be cognizant of the land use of san francisco and untalso of peopl that may not move to san francisco because of those policies. and also, we need to have a lot of trees and ensure we have a sufficient tree canopy in san francisco. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> hello. i'm josh lee. i've lived in district one with supervisor fewer, who's not here today. i'm a new resident. i moved here two days before the campfire began.
i couldn't breathe my first month in san francisco, which was a very unwelcome moving present. >> supervisor mandelman: if there are folks who did not hear me say their name but did want to speak in public comment, it might be a good time to lineup on the side. >> my name is sheela islam, i'm here representing clean water action. so thank you so much for joining us and declaring a climate emergency? and to all those that contributed to the report, thank you? i also want to reemphasize what other people have brought up,
which was the lack of equity and resiliency brought up in the report? it should be included in every single aspect of the report, not just cobenefits. it should be an integral part of this report. also, san francisco as an environmental leader, we need you in the normalization effort. i want to extent to you an invitation to the meetings that happen once a month? we cannot do this without you. we know that climate change problems don't recognize city limits? so please join us, and yeah, thank you so much. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> my name is steven, and i'm a lifelong bay area resident. i've lived in san francisco for three years now and i volunteer with citizens climate lobby. i want to thank you, supervisor
mandelman and everyone that's been working hard on this issue and giving it the important it deserves. in my small way, i've experienced climate change as an avid hiker. i've seen places that i love burned to the ground. my impact pales in comparison to californiiaans whose home h burned down. for them, the emotional and financial burden of climate change is immeasurably more than mine, and sadly, more californians will be joining
who actually couldn't be here at this time, so this is another reminder of the time of this as a number of other people have mentioned. any way, we appreciate the focus of this plan. on a macrolevel, we are delighted that san francisco's working with other regions and countries but working together to maintain what we hope might be a sustainable environment for our children. we are glad that san francisco's an active part of that. as was just mentioned, the environment is becoming a major consideration for families
choosing to stay in the city. schools and parks and housing are important, but a coordinated approach in a quality of life can make a huge difference whether families decide to stay here. so we appreciate the emergency and coordinated approach around environment. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> hi. anastasia. i'm here with a very small, very easy to do request, and you don't need to do anything. you just need to do things that are better for the environment and for climate. don't destroy trees. as you probably know in 2016, san francisco somehow adopted this insane plan which set quotas for cutting down 18,000
healthy mature big trees and an uncounted number of small trees. now the 2030 report calls and lauds the plan to plant 50,000 trees, so cutting down this 18,500 big trees plus uncounted number of small trees will completely wipe out this achievement which the plan will provide. you know, the trees are big, and it takes time to grow. the cost of the plan in 2007 was estimated by legislative analysts to be $5.4 million. so don't waste this money and use this instead in planting trees. i urge you to review this plan and don't allow any tree
cutting. now, i just want to quickly add that there was some talk about native-nonnative, it's not complete not true that "native" animals need native trees to live. thank you very much. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is charles whitfield. i'm a soma resident. previous speakers have commented on the huge carbon impact on the food san francisco imports, not just what we produce locally. it's a great point, and there's another resource that we import and export every day in huge numbers with huge climate impact even though we could
maintain it locally here in the city. it's people. i'm here to urge the commission to expand the recommendations of the 2030 report by enforcing rapid development of in-fill housing. i applaud the climate emergency declaration examine i'm delighted to see the report focus on more sustainable transit 6789 san francisco must acknowledge its role not only as a direct emitter of carbon but as an incentivizer of carbon of millions of san francisco residents. the challenge is much greater than net zero emissions. homes in san francisco are far greener than most homes elsewhere, but these homes aren't very helpful when we build so far. in effect, every home that we
don't build new forces people to generate far more emissions in other communities. san francisco does not exist in a vacuum. if the city reduces its emissions to zero while doing nothing to reduce the growing emissions our economy occurs outside our borders, we will accomplish little. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> my name is tonya mcneil. i live in district ten. i just threw out my speech when i heard what everyone was saying. it seems to me that the city needs to mobilize the way the nation did after pearl harbor, that the city, the citizens,
the businesses, all the agencies need to all work together, and they need to make change, and they need to collaborate at the deepest level all the way through the city. they -- and the city needs -- rather than, you know, everybody going off and doing their own thing, they need a climate czar. you need a climate czar who has the executive power of -- and vision of -- of harry hopkins in the w.p.a., in the new deal, that you need a marketing genius like our erstwhile president in the white house, and you need to have a megaphone that gets out there so that everybody in the city hears about this so there are working groups across
departments, agencies, the school district, the neighborhood coalition, all levels -- churches. and i just want to point out that there are a couple of policies right now that are really counter to what you're trying to do today. for instance, in the eastern neighborhood plan in which the definition of green space is almost as narrow as the sidewalk area. so there are almost no trees in the eastern neighborhoods. and -- [inaudible] >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. [inaudible] >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker.
>> hi. my name is bob walsh. i'm a senior manager of public relations here at scoopnecks in san francisco. already two thirds of our multirides and a third of our kick scooter rides replace car trips, usually ride hails. expanding shared transportation opportunities are the most effective way for san francisco to reduce co2 emissions. we seek broader relationships with all city departments.
i feel compelled to state that our transportation objectives align perfectly with our vision zero goals. already in 2019, 14 people have died while walking and cycling in our streets. reducing traffic cleans our air and makes our city more livable. i'm lucky to have lived in san francisco my entire life. time and again the examples set in our tiny city have said the standard for -- set the standard for global communities. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is paul warmer. i've heard a lot of things i might have said myself earlier today, so i wouldn't bother to
repeat them. i should say there are a lot of good ideas out there, and this is actually a very good report. it really says what is the problem and what we need to have. i would urge that there be a dedicated department position -- sometimes departments don't always play well together, and we need to change that. one of the challenges we have now is the behavior change and the adoption both by city -- or should i say by city, by
business, and by residents. that's going to take much better outreach than we normally have. i've been to, for example, multiple sfmta meetings, and many of them follow what appears to be the three i public process: invite, inform, ignore. that's not going to work. in the interest of social justice and environmental justice and in getting people to buy in, they needs to be a -- there needs to be a robust public input process. i would site the -- cite the plan that d.b.i. used, and i would ask you to consider that when you draft implementations. thank you. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. >> hi. i just want to thank you, the supervisors, and everybody who's here. this has been an amazing coming
together of ideas. i just want to say i hope that the supervisors can drop their differences with the various departments and just go for the biggest picture possible, get the money together, get together with the other cities in the bay area. we need unity, and we need to look at all solutions as fast as we can. thank you. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. darryl in district five. i'd like to ask you for doing this. the urgency, you know, we're constantly hearing about more ice melting, the permafrost is going. the climate czar is something to think about, but we're not
doing enough. a -- much more has to be done. thank you. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. next speaker. i specifical >> i specifically wanted to go last because i wanted to wrap this up for recommendations and calls for action for you, supervisors and the city department or those remaining. i do realize that people will be watching this tomorrow or are watching it in their offices rather than in chambers. i want to first commend the bravery it took for you guys, for you guys to actually spear head this thing. it takes bravery. you guys are being subjected to what i feel are also deficiencies in this technical report. but let's move forward with the process because this outlines where we are right now, where we should be, and where we'll end up if we do nothing else.
how we get there is the critical part. that's the part that leaves nobody behind, makes sure this is fully funded and makes sure we realize on a global level by acting on a local level. so here with my recommendations. number one, i would like to see a full bodied economic analysis on what it'll take to do all of the things that are in that technical report. i want it to be sanctioned by the city. i need to have community and merchant input into how it will affect them, as well. number two, i would like to see a deputy director level position in every department in this city fully funded and budgeted. i don't care if it's appointed by you guys or by the mayor, but we really need that in order for the collaboration we're going to need. number three, i need to see a comprehensive stakeholder
process, including one of the deficiencies of this report that was not brought up, which was a roles and responsibility list or chart of everybody who's going to be affected by this. that means everybody in this city. >> supervisor mandelman: how many more points do you have? what are your two points? >> number three i would like to see this strategic plan before messing with the code. >> supervisor mandelman: i think you're still on the mic, and you should be. >> oh, so strategic plan before the code because the strategic plan will include all of the things that i've stated up until now and will get us there. and my final one, i'd like to see a lot more citizen daylight in all of this process. we need to be involved in all of the back channel meetings between these department dos,
that is my last request for moving out of this out of committee. thank you. thank you so much. >> supervisor mandelman: thank you. are there any other members of the public that would like to speak before we close public comment? seeing none, public comment is closed. i have a couple of comments. i want to begin by thanking supervisor safai and haney for staying here to allow this hearing to continue, a very, very long hearing. i want to thank the departments for their presentations. i want to note that as long as this hearing was, i actually asked a couple of departments that wanted to present -- and i do want to apologize to the department of building inspection and s.f.o. for streamlining the presentations -- and to the departments that did present, they all had much longer presentations, that we were reduced in the interests of being able to get to public comment and get through this hearing and not keep my
colleagues here too terribly late. i'm going to ask director raphael to come up and address a couple of issues that came up. i want to thank the speakers that came out. a number of speakers said we didn't have the speakers that should be here because it's midday, but this is a pretty good turnout for midday. supervisor haney, you want to jump in? >> supervisor haney: yeah. i have to go, unfortunately. two things i would like to follow up on is a number of folks brought up really an equity lens to this and how that can kind of be called out more specifically, and also, the piece around the animal agriculture and how we have a real strategy around that.
i completely agree with that, and so how can we build that into this, and how can we work together to do that. so those are the two things that i wanted to really flag. >> supervisor mandelman: thanks, supervisor haney. >> supervisor haney: can you respond? >> both of those issues are in the report. they clearly did not rise to the level of depth and clarity that people need, and so it's a great feedback to publish that and i'm happy to get that to you. >> supervisor mandelman: so what's tso -- >> supervisor haney: so what's the next step? >> the next step is to elevate those. and then, as we move forward on the climate action strategy development with the public those strategies are much broader than this focus 2030 report, and a lot of those -- well at least the strategies like animal alri cull enter animate at that level. >> supervisor haney: great.
and -- like animal agriculture animate at that level. >> supervisor haney: great. and thank you for getting back on that for me. >> supervisor mandelman: some of these -- but for my slicing of these presentations, there would have been more discussion on equity. it's unfair to ask you to address that, but there is a whole separate lane of work that is being done on resilience and adaptation, but there is a process, reports, and work being done which could also fill a four-hour hearing and in fact is going to fill hearings going forward. so i don't know if you want to say anything more than that. >> yeah. i thought that was a very fair comment, and it was very intentional. this is a mitigation report,
and when you do -- and because the universe of what we need to do around climate change is so huge, the resilience and adaptation elements will have their own report, and we are -- and what we are doing -- and i'm so excited about that with our offices at city planning, i'm interested in finding what those triple word scores, if you will, between adaptation and resilience. so between that, we always want to come back and say what's the most important thing the city can do to address all of those together. this, the climate resolution, the emergency resolution was very focused on a very small part of the whole. >> supervisor mandelman: and that they're intimately related and there are hearings like
this where we can only cutoff discreet bits. given what this hearing is, and again, thanking people for coming out and giving their public testimony -- just conte contextualize, you're going through a broader and more thorough process in working through your climate policy chapter nine revisions which will come back to this board in the next six months? >> correct. >> supervisor mandelman: and we will have hearing, discussion, and go through that. and that is to inform the climate action strategy which is, again, a much bigger, broader, and more comprehensive document that we need to adopt next year. >> yes. that's beautifully put. and i would say that the
report, which people may not realize, came out of a request -- a 100-day report. so the climate resolution department says climate department, you have 100 days to give us a report. 100 sounds like a big number, but when we wanted to be as robust and quantitative as we could, it meant that it can narrow boundary conditions, so it will not satisfy this desire, so i'm so grateful for the push and the comments saying the public needs to be a part of this. >> supervisor mandelman: this is a check in, but this is not even close to an end result. so the work continues. and so you know, as you think about -- you know, you're going to continue doing your work, your planning work and community consultation work.
memory bers members of the board of supervisors and the mayor's office are going to continue pushing this and after the first 100 days, it will continue to happen. but when you think about the challenges ahead and how to keep that business as usual line from getting filled in and rather push us down, what do you think this board should keep in mind in actually the biggest challenges in achieving that shift? that's kind of a hard question, and i apologize. >> it's a wonderful question to be asked as a department head, what do i want from our elected officials. i want to comment on something that you said. we're already working on very
bold legislation on eliminating natural gas. incredible work that supervisor safai has done around zero waste in the biggest area around that which is construction and demolition. there is a lot going on as we speak. so if i can answer your question, so the first thing i would say that's going to be really important, and a couple of the speakers mentioned this is we're going to be able to have an all electric city using 100% renewable energy, we need to control our grid. we need to make sure our grid can support what we need, the increased load. we need to make sure the investments in our grid are under our control, and what that means is exactly what mayor breed and dennis herrera have been talking about, having public power. so i think frankly with this
board engaging that, working with the city attorney's office, working with the mayor's office in a very focused way in the midst of the chaos of bankruptcy is incredible for our city. it's a rare opportunity for us. ask secondly -- i know the what, it's the how that's so tough. and every city on the planet is dealing with this. number one, how can we tackle consumption? that is a big word, and that is something with this animal agriculture, you kept hearing about it. animal agriculture is an example of the larger problem of how we measure our emissions using the boundary of our city. we have tremendous impact over what we buy, what we consume, what we eat. so tackling things that aren't necessary, like single use
items, figuring out how we tackle the issue of convenience is very important, and we're going to need the courage of the elected officials. se secondly, on the three items that are hardest to tackle, we know we need to electrify existing buildings. we cannot have that cost be passed on to people that cannot afford it, so thinking creatively how we fund that is going to be watched, frankly, from around the world because every city has that challenge. we need and i need help. and thirdly, the thing that is just not news to anyone in this