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tv   Signing of San Franciscos Budget for Fiscal Years 2021  SFGTV  July 31, 2021 3:00pm-4:01pm PDT

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thank you for joining us today. to sign this budget. now that everyone has gotten what they wanted they've all went on vacation except the real, true, dedicated people here in san francisco. so, thank you to the members of the board of supervisors, joining us today. thank you to the members of our budget team, joining us today, and others to sign this budget and to make it official. i, for one, am really glad that we are at this point so that we can take a much needed break and they're feeling the same way. he started his break going to the giant's game. >> i should have got better results. >> i was wondering if that was going on and goodness. we came can't do that with the dodgers. they talk so much mess. the mayor already texted me
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about the dodgers. with the giants, they're coming back. thank you to we had today the budget chair and we have members of the board of supervisors and including supervisor and gordan mar, merna melgar and supervisor safai. clearly, your other colleagues went off somewhere, knows knows where they went and after all the hard work we did to get point, i will say that we all have a budget we can be proud of and and yes, we wish we had more resources. at the end of the day, we work together ask we should be proud about what we have been able to accomplish. in addition members of the board of supervisors, i want to thank our budget.
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thank you to ashley, and sophia kid ler, thank you for helping to facilitate this process because i know it wasn't easy and the budget annal cyst takess away my money and i appreciate the work they continue to do for the city. so thank you to them. thank you to all the legislative aids and so many people who work countless hours to many of the advocates who want san francisco to make the right investment. before i talk about those investments and signs and we can all go and total of and have a glass of apple cider with our
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glasses because we are not drinking alcohol in city hall, right, supervisor safai -- [laughter] >> let me just say we see this delta variant taking flight. 77% of san franciscans are fully vaccinated and that's absolutely incredible and we should be proud. there's clearly more work to be done. kids under the age of 12, cannot be vaccinated at this time. and we know that kids will go back to school and we have a commitment from the school that will occur. we have to protect our children. people who are hospitalized now are younger than they were at the beginning of this pandemic.
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so we have to think about what is happening with this delta variant and the need to make sure ha we do our part. yes, we are looking at mask mandates for vaccinated and unvaccinated people. yes, we are looking at mandatory vaccines for folks who are not just city employees. we are looking at those with the city attorney's office now and as soon as we have the details of what we are able to do, we will do them. we do not make these decisions lightly. it's very difficult to move move and felt like we came out and but the celebration can't completely start until more people are vaccinated and just to give you a perspective, over
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the course of the pandemic, we've had not more than 600 deaths. we anticipate if we do nothing and we continue down this path, we can be assured that 300 people will die within a short time period. what does that tell you? this delta variant is very, very deadly. so i want to appeal to other members of san francisco, our employees of the city and county of san francisco and others, please, get your vaccine. let continue to reopen our city and reopen our economy. that is what these budget investments are about. we wish we didn't have to put money aside to deal with this
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pandemic. in this budget, $380 million, we know testing and access to vaccines is important. we know healthcare and treatment for those hospitalized is important so we have to make those level of investments and continue to move our city down the road of recovery. so in this budget, an unprecedented investment in homelessness and shelter, in mental health and resources, one billion dollars over the next two years to deal with one of the most challenging problems that we have faced as a city. it's important to make sure that we get people off the streets, we get them housed, and we get them into treatment. we did not take the decisions that we made to make these
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investments lightly. let's make sure that these dollars work to change the conditions that we see on our streets. it's not just about housing, we have the hate cash bee and our street overdose team, these are groups of people who are equipped to handle crisis situations. we are investing heavily in resources to try to deal with not just homelessness but the conditions that you see on the streets. we have got to help people and meet them where they can, because it is not easy, it's very complicated, it's challenging, so the city has adjusted to meet those needs so invest north or response, investing in our various
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neighborhoods where we know tourists will continue to visit. additional academy classes. making sure our communities are not forgotten, this is been a really hard year for the a.p.i. community, around the violence and the attacks that have existed. so investing heavily in not just the community organizations, that served so many of our seniors but embassador and escort programs in this particular community. investing heavily in the community hardest hit because of the pandemic, our latino community, making sure that food security is provided for the latino community but also other parts of san francisco. also, continuing our promise to the african american community with a dream keepers initiative. making sure that home ownership
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a systemic racism that exited in this country requires a response that is aggressive, and that going to change the outcomes of that community in this city and the county of san francisco. so many great investments. everything that makes sense to do we did it and thinking about our recovery and making sure that we make the right investments and i wanted to just also say, because when we look at this budget, over $13 million, it's not just one thing or a few things that we're paying for, this $13 billion includes our enterprise departments, it includes our airports, it includes our public utilities commission which runs our sewer, water and power systems. it includes our port, it includes our public-health
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system, we have our own country public-health system unlike any other in the state of california. so a lot of expenses are associated with this budget. there are a lot of incredible investments. what i have said to department heads and non profits and anyone else who receives resources from the city and county of san francisco, every single dollar. the people of city are counting on us to make sure the sidewalks are clean, when a crime is committed, that the perpetrators held accountable and make sure that housing opportunities are provided for those who are struggling with homelessness and make sure our kids are back in school and more importantly with our 132 million-dollar investment in early childhood education those low income are able to get access to childcare
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and those people who are right above than threshold, who may not qualify for a low income subsidy can receive support for childcare in san francisco. yes, these are investments we can be proud of. and the people of san francisco are counting on us to make good on our promise to deliver with these investments. i want people to see and feel a difference in our city and feet when they walk outside, the sidewalks are clean and there's not someone having a mental health breakdown but if there is, they have someone to call to get that person help. i want to make sure when we make these investments we're held accountable to deliver for you and so with that, i want to
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thank everyone, again, for their hard work on making this budget a reality and thank the people of san francisco for trusting us with the ability to make these decisions and i want to also, at this time, introduce the budget shares for some remarks and supervisor haney has been great to work with with our team and tough and long nights but we got it done and we got it done together and i want to applaud him on his leadership and please welcome matt haney. >> i'm going to be brief, because all of the folks here have been working so hard to get us to this moment and they deserve a little bit of a break in relief. first of all, on behalf of the board of supervisors and i want to thank my colleagues, mar, melgar, chan, mandelman and
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safai and president walton and supervisor ronen, we want to say thank you, mayor breed, for your leadership and for your steadfast commitment and to the health and well-being of our city and we had a budget process and a budget in front of us today and that our residents can be proud of and that prioritized the urgent meet of recovery and that prioritize the most urgent needs of health and safety and economic development and it's one that i think came about through a process that we can be proud of and this was a magical budget process and i'll let him speak to what he means by that but what i think he means and this is a time when our residents needed us and they have sacrificed so much over the last year and they have had to shut down in small business and
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stay away from their families and all to keep themselves and is our city safe. during this budget process, it's for us to honor those sacrifices and for us to focus on their needs and recovery, and for us to work together. and so i also want to thank ashley, i want to thank sophia kitler, and the budget team who is here and all the department heads. they are the ones we're fighting for and they have a budget that will meet their needs and make them proud. i want to thank our legislative staff. my chief of staff, who led the budget process for our board and this budget focuses on recovery
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but focuses on making sure we come back better than we were before. we invested in the community that have been far much left out on the city and the latin x community, lgbtq community, black, api community and they needed us more now before this recovery but they need us more moving forward and we also, innovated in this budget. i want to thank you mayor breed for coming back in this budget and of drug addiction and meet the challenges of homelessness and affordable housing and our seniors and our children and our families and so what we see in this budget, is not only a focus on recovery and equity we see inovation and thank you to all
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the staff and as mayor breed said to the residents who intrust us with these resources and the work to not end today in anyway, the work what is in this budget and the commitment in it begins today and to actually ensure that people in our city feel these positive changes. part of this process seriously and i believe we work together to make this budget better and i will say, it came to us pretty dang good. the mayor did a tremendous job in this budget proposal with her staff and it's our part of our process, we added to it and we supplemented it with a focus on our children and families and those in debt from rent and i'm proud of about what we did together. we hope to build on this as we
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move forward forward to and let's give this budget time, thank you, mayor breed. >> >> all right, it's done.
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>> growing up in san francisco has been way safer than growing up other places we we have that bubble, and it's still that bubble that it's okay to be whatever you want to. you can let your free flag fry -- fly here. as an adult with autism, i'm here to challenge people's idea of what autism is. my journey is not everyone's
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journey because every autistic child is different, but there's hope. my background has heavy roots in the bay area. i was born in san diego and adopted out to san francisco when i was about 17 years old. i bounced around a little bit here in high school, but i've always been here in the bay. we are an inclusive preschool, which means that we cater to emp. we don't turn anyone away. we take every child regardless of race, creed, religious or ability. the most common thing i hear in my adult life is oh, you don't seem like you have autism. you seem so normal. yeah. that's 26 years of really,
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really, really hard work and i think thises that i still do. i was one of the first open adoptions for an lgbt couple. they split up when i was about four. one of them is partnered, and one of them is not, and then my biological mother, who is also a lesbian. very queer family. growing up in the 90's with a queer family was odd, i had the bubble to protect me, and here, i felt safe. i was bullied relatively infrequently. but i never really felt isolated or alone. i have known for virtually my entire life i was not suspended, but kindly asked to not ever bring it up again in first grade, my desire to have a sex change. the school that i went to really had no idea how to handle one. one of my parents is a little bit gender nonconforming, so
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they know what it's about, but my parents wanted my life to be safe. when i have all the neurological issues to manage, that was just one more to add to it. i was a weird kid. i had my core group of, like, very tight, like, three friends. when we look at autism, we characterize it by, like, lack of eye contact, what i do now is when i'm looking away from the camera, it's for my own comfort. faces are confusing. it's a lack of mirror neurons in your brain working properly to allow you to experience empathy, to realize where somebody is coming from, or to realize that body language means that. at its core, autism is a social disorder, it's a neurological disorder that people are born with, and it's a big, big spectrum. it wasn't until i was a teenager that i heard autism in
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relation to myself, and i rejected it. i was very loud, i took up a lot of space, and it was because mostly taking up space let everybody else know where i existed in the world. i didn't like to talk to people really, and then, when i did, i overshared. i was very difficult to be around. but the friends that i have are very close. i click with our atypical kiddos than other people do. in experience, i remember when i was five years old and not wanting people to touch me because it hurt. i remember throwing chairs because i could not regulate my own emotions, and it did not mean that i was a bad kid, it meant that i couldn't cope. i grew up in a family of behavioral psychologists, and i
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got development cal -- developmental psychology from all sides. i recognize that my experience is just a very small picture of that, and not everybody's in a position to have a family that's as supportive, but there's also a community that's incredible helpful and wonderful and open and there for you in your moments of need. it was like two or three years of conversations before i was like you know what? i'm just going to do this, and i went out and got my prescription for hormones and started transitioning medically, even though i had already been living as a male. i have a two-year-old. the person who i'm now married to is my husband for about two years, and then started gaining weight and wasn't sure, so i went and talked with the doctor at my clinic, and he said well, testosterone is basically birth
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control, so there's no way you can be pregnant. i found out i was pregnant at 6.5 months. my whole mission is to kind of normalize adults like me. i think i've finally found my calling in early intervention, which is here, kind of what we do. i think the access to care for parents is intentionally confusing. when i did the prospective search for autism for my own child, it was confusing. we have a place where children can be children, but it's very confusing. i always out myself as an adult with autism. i think it's helpful when you know where can your child go. how i'm choosing to help is to give children that would normally not be allowed to have children in the same respect, kids that have three times as
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much work to do as their peers or kids who do odd things, like, beach therapy. how do -- speech therapy. how do you explain that to the rest of their class? i want that to be a normal experience. i was working on a certificate and kind of getting think early childhood credits before i started working here, and we did a section on transgender inclusion, inclusion, which is a big issue here in san francisco because we attract lots of queer families, and the teacher approached me and said i don't really feel comfortable or qualified to talk about this from, like, a cisgendered straight person's perspective, would you mind talking a little bit with your own experience, and i'm like absolutely. so i'm now one of the guest speakers in that particular class at city college. i love growing up here. i love what san francisco represents. the idea of leaving has never
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occurred to me. but it's a place that i need to fight for to bring it back to what it used to be, to allow all of those little kids that come from really unsafe environments to move somewhere safe. what i've done with my life is work to make all of those situations better, to bring a little bit of light to all those kind of issues that we're still having, hoping to expand into a little bit more of a resource center, and this resource center would be more those new parents who have gotten that diagnosis, and we want to be this one centralized place that allows parents to breathe for a second. i would love to empower from the bottom up, from the kid level, and from the top down, from the teacher level. so many things that i would love to do that are all about changing people's minds about certain chunts, like the transgender community or the autistic community. i would like my daughter to know there's no wrong way to go through life. everybody experiences pain and
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grief and sadness, and that all of those things are temporary. today's special guest is virginia donnahu. >> hi, i'm chris manners and you're watching coping with covid-19. today, my guest is virginia donnahugh. she's with us today to talk about how her team has managed during the pandemic and their experience completing construction on a 65,000 square foot facility and moving into it during this crisis. welcome to the show. >> thank you for having me. >> let's talk about the new building and how your operations have adapted because of covid-19. can you walk us through the experience of completing construction on the new facility at 419 bryant street
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during the covid-19 crisis and then actually moving in? >> first of all, the new facility is wonderful. it gives us twice as much space for the animals, it improved our hvac system. it improves our ability to give care. but finishing this facility was d. stressful during covid-19. we went from a team of people who met every week at the facility all the time, to having to meet virtually, to having to figure out the last half of construction not in person and that was certainly a challenge. the move itself was something that was i was very anxious about that having go well and it actually went pretty flawless. we can have up to 250 animals in the shelter at any given time and we knew that moving 250 animals would just be impossible.
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that would just be a nightmare. so we worked really hard ahead of time with our adoption partners to get the animal population as low as possible. we moved them first thing in the morning. they woke up. they came over from the old shelter to the new shelter and had breakfast in their new shelter. and our animal care professionals were here the night before to set up all their beds and dishes, to set up everything so that it would be a smooth entry for the animals. >> i understand they haven't been able to help as much as they used to. >> our volunteers were not able to help with the actual move itself because of covid. what our volunteers have been doing for the past year is doing a lot of foster care for us and a lot of transportation. so as we send animals to other shelters, we have lots of volunteers who come to the shelter, pick up the animal and
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drive it anywhere from wild care in marin if you're a pigeon to oregon or idaho with a couple of dogs. so we have some wonderful volunteers who do a lot of work for us. we normally have about 400 volunteers. last noncovid year, they donated 26,000 hours of service. generally, they've been responsible for a lot of the animal enrichment here. so the staff had to take over the enrichment part and we have been very fortunate that the adult population had been lower than normal. we've had lots and lots of people who are anxious to have pets. so animals have been flowing out of here much more quickly than normal. >> you have a lot more space in the new facility. what's your favorite part and has anything surprised you about how the animals are
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responding to their new surroundings? >> i would say that my favorite part of the new place is the central courtyard. the central courtyard is first floor and you can see it behind me in the background a bit. it's a giant place based on the first floor and from anywhere in the building, you can kind of glance over and see an animal playing in the park. and i have to tell you nothing lights up your day more than seeing a dog playing fetch in the park. it's a great little break. it's been a surprise. i didn't expect to just get such a rush of kind of relief. it's really a stress breaker to see that going on. so that's been fabulous. so the dogs in particular have been noticeably quieter, noticeably less stressed out. we added a lot of glass to the
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facility and originally we had thought we would tinker with the lighting so that we and the public could see in, but the animals couldn't see how. we thought that would be more relaxing, but we haven't adjusted the lights yet and i have noticed that there are a lot of dogs who are enjoying seeing us walk by. but just watching the normal staff of the shelter walk around the building, they really just seem to be paying attention to what we're doing and they're finding it pretty relaxing. >> can you tell us about some of the special features in the new location? >> so the new facility is twice as big as the old facility and before, the animals were really in spaces that were too small. every animal has twice as much space. we also used to have one play yard and now we have four. we have three for the dogs and one play yard specifically dedicated to the rabbits because the rabbits used to share with the dogs and we all
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know that was not a good deal for the rabbits. >> so whereabouts is the play center located in the building? >> we have one central courtyard which when you come into the building, you see it right there. the other three are on the roof deck. most animal shelters are in places where there's land, lots of land and you spread out horizontally. being in san francisco, we, of course, had to go vertical and this is a converted building from the 1890s. so there was a large roof deck on top with three split places and all the mechanical equipment that powers the building. >> now, you never stopped operations during the pandemic. what changes did you make to your usual procedures to make sure the general public, staff, and the animals are all safe? >> right. we have never closed. we switched a lot of our services to online. for example, you can get a dog license online now. you don't have to mail it in,
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you can just sit at home on your computer and do it. so that was one change. we also went to an appointment system. it used to be we did everything on a drop-in basis and now we do everything on appointment which actually has seem to be a more pleasant way to deliver customer service in general. there's no more waiting around. in terms of our adoption, our volunteers have been great at being foster family so we get an animal in the shelter. depending on how long it's going to be here, we can transfer it to a foster family. the foster family can work with its behavior, help get it settled in and then we put it up on the website and people interested in adopting during the height of covid, we were just matching them with the foster family so that they didn't -- neither party had to come into the shelter. so that's been good.
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in the beginning, we were really less sure how covid spread. we were working in different shifts so we had team a and team b. so if team a became infected we had team b come in. we had wards prepared for dogs who were exposed to covid because in the beginning, there was a lot of concern about pets being a source or a way to spread covid. >> fortunately, you didn't have to take care of pets who caught covid-19. >> no. just the two or three. we also thought there would be a lot of people who were hospitalized for long periods of time who would need our custody program support. we have a regular program where you're a hospitalized victim of a fire in court, incarcerated, domestic violence. if you can't care for your pet,
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we'll take your pet for two weeks, we didn't have to do that at all really. >> now, you mentioned that the pandemic had an impact on the number of animals coming through your doors. were you still able to find new homes for those animals you were taking care of? >> no. actually. finding homes has been easier than it ever has been. it's been remarkable. dogs especially pit bulls used to tend to stay here for a long time, they found homes within days. it's been marvelous how the public has stepped up and taken these animals into their homes. it's been great. overall, our intake of wild life stayed the same. cats and dogs dropped pretty significantly. we don't know why, but fewer people surrendered their pets during this time period. >> perhaps because people are
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staying put during the crisis. >> yeah. maybe less moving. less losing housing because people usually surrender their pets to us because of some traumatic change to circumstance in their life. they're moving because they want to move, they get evicted. they've had a pet and the landlord finds out and says, oh, no pets. they lose a job, they become sick and we really didn't see much of that this year. >> finally, is there anything the general public can do to help? i know the local vet always needs blankets and towels. >> sure. we always need bath sized towels. we always need those. of course, we always need financial donations. they're a great help. kitten season is coming up, so we always need nursing supplies and those sorts of things and we keep that all updated on our
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website sfanimalcare.org. we have links to amazon and links to chewy. when you're buying your pet food, you can always sneak in something extra for us. >> how do i drop off towels? >> well, at this point, we're open monday through friday 7:00 to 5:00 and we have a donation box out front. so you don't even need to come in. >> great. i'm looking forward to the day you can open up again for the general public. the new building looks fantastic. i want to thank you so much for coming on the show, and for gives us your time today. >> thank you. we look forward to having the public come and see us too. >> thanks again. and that's it for this episode. we'll be back with more pandemic information shortly. you've been washing "coping with covid-19." i'm chris manners. thanks for watcit.
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>> small business is important to our neighborhood because if we really make a lot of people lives better more people get a job here not just a big firm. >> you don't have to go anywhere else we have pocketed of great neighborhoods haul have all have their own uniqueness. >> san francisco has to all >> hi. welcome to san francisco. stay safe and exploring how you can stay in your home safely after an earthquake. let's look at common earthquake myths. >> we are here at the urban
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center on mission street in san francisco. we have 3 guest today. we have david constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that dogs are aware of an impending earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of small vibrations. but yes, i
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read extensively that dogs cannot realize earthquakes. >> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the weather in a daily or weekly cycle. there is no relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth. >> how about time of day? >> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were lucky and when they don't. it's terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have
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one. >> how about the ground swallowing people into the ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it bumps up and you get a ground fracture but it's not something that opens up and sucks you up into haddes. >> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of damage, but this myth that california is going to the ocean is not real.
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>> southern california is moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the million year cycle, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of magnitude earthquakes of 4.7.
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>> so small earthquakes are not making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco. >> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design. >> i have heard about this thing called the triangle of life and up you are supposed to go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ? >> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if you
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are in school, same thing, kitchen same thing. if you happen to be in your bed, and you rollover your bed, it's not a bad place to be. >> the reality is when we have a major earthquake the ground shaking so pronounced that you are not going to be able to get up and go anywhere. you are pretty much staying where you are when that earthquake hits. you are not going to be able to stand up and run with gravity. >> you want to get under the door frame but you are not moving to great distances. >> where can i buy a richter scale? >> mr. richter is selling it. we are going to put a plug in for cold hardware. they are not available. it's a rather complex. >> in fact we don't even use the richter scale anymore. we
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use a moment magnitude. the richter scale was early technology. >> probably a myth that i hear most often is my building is just fine in the loma prieta earthquake so everything is fine. is that true ? >> loma prieta was different. the ground acceleration here was quite moderate and the duration was moderate. so anyone that believes they survived a big earthquake and their building has been tested is sadly mistaken. >> we are planning for the bigger earthquake closer to san francisco and a fault totally independent. >> much stronger than the loma prieta earthquake. >> so people who were here in '89 they should say 3 times as
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strong and twice as long and that will give them more of an occasion of the earthquake we would have. 10 percent isn't really the threshold of damage. when you triple it you cross that line. it's much more damage in earthquake. >> i want to thank you, harvey, thanks pat for all right. on 2, 1 you innovation on or was on over 200 years they went through
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challenge the stories some may be true some not memories of past winners is reversed presbyterian on the wall of champions. >> make sure you see the one in to the corner that's me and. >> no? not bingo or scrabble but the pare of today's competition two doreen and christen and beginninger against robert and others easing our opponents for the stair down is a pregame strategy even in lawn bowling. >> play ball. >> yes. >> almost.
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>> (clapping). >> the size of tennis ball the object of the game our control to so when the players on both sides are bold at any rate the complete ends you do do scoring it is you'll get within point lead for this bonus first of all, a jack can be moved and a or picked up to some other point or move the jack with i have a goal behind the just a second a lot of elements to the game. >> we're about a yard long. >> aim a were not player i'll play any weighed see on the inside in the goal is a minimum the latter side will make that arc in i'm right-hand side i play my for hand and to my left if i
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wanted to acre my respect i extend so it is arced to the right have to be able to pray both hands. >> (clapping.) who one. >> nice try and hi, i'm been play lawn bowling affair 10 years after he retired i needed something to do so i picked up this paper and in this paper i see in there play lawn bowling in san francisco golden gate park ever since then i've been trying to bowl i enjoy bowling a very good support and good experience most of you have of of all love the people's and have a lot of
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have a lot of few minutes in mr. mayor the san francisco play lawn bowling is in golden gate park we're sharing meadow for more information about the club including free lessons log >> hi. my name is carmen chiu, san francisco's elected assessor. when i meet with seniors in the community, they're thinking about the future. some want to down size or move to a new neighborhood that's closer to family, but they also worry that making such a change will increase their property taxes. that's why i want to share with you a property tax saving program called proposition 60. so how does this work? prop 60 was passed in 1986 to
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allow seniors who are 55 years and older to keep their prop 13 value, even when they move into a new home. under prop 13 law, property growth is limited to 2% growth a year. but when ownership changes the law requires that we reassess the value to new market value. compared to your existing home, which was benefited from the -- which has benefited from the prop 13 growth limit on taxable value, the new limit on the replacement home would likely be higher. that's where prop 60 comes in. prop 60 recognizes that seniors on fixed income may not be able to afford higher taxes so it allows them to carryover their existing prop 13 value to their new home which means seniors can continue to pay their prop 13 tax values as if they had never moved. remember, the prop 60 is a one
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time tax benefit, and the property value must be equal to or below around your replacement home. if you plan to purchase your new home before selling your existing home, please make sure that your new home is at the same price or cheaper than your existing home. this means that if your existing home is worth $1 million in market value, your new home must be $1 million or below. if you're looking to purchase and sell within a year, were you nur home must not be at a value that is worth more than 105% of your exist egging home. which means if you sell your old home for $1 million, and you buy a home within one year, your new home should not be worth more than $1.15 million.
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if you sell your existing home at $1 million and buy a replacement between year one and two, it should be no more than $1.1 million. know that your ability to participate in this program expires after two years. you will not be able to receive prop 60 tax benefits if you cannot make the purchase within two years. so benefit from this tax savings program, you have to apply. just download the prop 60 form from our website and submit it to our office. for more, visit our website, >> : and given the public healtw
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some agreed lifting the restrictions until the conference. participating today via tele conference. this will ensure the safety of the board an staff and the public. it may not be as seamless as we would like it to be. a reminder to the board members and staff to mute themselves. we are not providing comment to minimize background noise. >> : thank you very much. at this time, could you please take roll call. >> : (roll call).