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we forwarded that to the department of finance who came back and record time with an around around september 3rd. just to review of authority. you all familiar with this and i don't think i need to read through it all. the current plan is for the 2021 bonds it fund 386 units of affordable housing.
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which is constituted about 17% of ocii's remaining affordable housing obligation. the projects currently anticipateed -- [indiscernible] circumstances change the funding might be reprogrammed to other affordable housing projects. we want to make sure that we are able to use the money for other projects that's necessary. the proposed action in the resolution before you conforms the issuance of the housing
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bonds. the preliminary official statement the p.o.s. is released prior to the bond sale and it informs the investors of the legality revenue source of repayment. it includes information that would affect reasonable investor's decision to buy the bonds. this is said to be the only information they are told to rely on. in the industry the most scrupulous attention is making sure nothing material or important is left out. after the bond sale, we have the final official statement, which
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is 98% preliminary official statement. there are things that aren't known until the bond is actually sold the amounts for the various maturities, the interest rates and so forth. those all get filled in and few weeks later after the sale, the final statement is provided to investors. this action also approved continuing disclosure certificate. this describes and specifies the information required to dispose to the market after the initial sale as long as the bonds are outstanding. this takes part of the annual report that is published.
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it also requires that we do an interim update material revamp. legally defined that would affect the repayment of the bonds or the rateing. in reviewing the preliminary official statement the commissioner can consider to the best of their knowledge accurately inform investors and purpose of the bond.
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in confirming the issuance of the bonds the total amount approved will be $130.4 million. [indiscernible] looks like the amount will be -- [indiscernible]. the funs will be spent as described in the uses down below. it's possible that number may change as the planning process continues. based on marketing conditions as
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well. the project fund, based on the $123,655,000. it's important that the project funds will be funded with $116,500,000. the scope of the projects or detail of the project change, those numbers will change. the projects will be adequately funded. to summarize, the p.o.s. and o.s. approved. there's the authorization. we have three times as much money available as we need to make these payments.
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associated risk factors includes reduction in the tax base and assume values as well as natural disasters. we have-- other financial matters this will be our first social bond. they don't differ in their purpose or any other material aspect. it's really just beginning to be used. as far as any international or designation that is consistent with sustainability development goals. we don't what this would have material impact on the bonds.
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we thought it was something you want to participate in and a way to designate our bonds in a way that reflects the actual use and purpose of financing. the disclosure statement i think i outlined that. it describe the information required and obligated to disclose that annually. it's attached to the p.o.s. it's consistent with the continuing disclosure certificate for previous bond issues. the final steps are obtain a
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credit rating. we did obtain our credit rating. the rating of confirmed by s&p at an a. we pushed for an upgrade. that was a bridge too far under the current circumstances with all the uncertainties around the economics of covid. we did uphold our credit rating. fair marketing materials is under way. we're having an investor coming up in the next few days. due diligence has that's always ongoing. we completed the due diligence process as well. the next stop will be to release the p.o.s. and then place the bonds and close the bond sale.
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with that i will -- before i close my presentation i would like to introduce the members of our team who are here. they will be available to answer any questions that you might have. we have alexis chu our disclosure counsel and is the primary author of the preliminary official statement. next we have david broadley who is a municipal advisor. previously called financial advisor. gary kidhada.
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we havedavid neely from urban analyst. david puts together fiscal consultant report which has extensive information at the end of the p.o.s. basically supports all the representations regarding the payments. it's a critical role. with that, i complete my presentation and invite any questions. >> chair bustos: thank you
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mr. daigle. do we have anyone from the public who wishes to provide a comment on this item? >> clerk: members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call 415-655-0001. enter access code 2482 190 7334. followed the pound and pound sign again. if you already on the phone and like to provide public comment please press star 3 and raise your hand. let's allow a few moments. it does not appear we have members of the public wishing to implement on this item.
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>> chair bustos: hearing no request to speak, i will close public comment. i will turn to my fellow commissioners for questions and comments. i like to start with commissioner scott. >> commissioner ransom-scott: no questions mr. daigle. thank you for your presentation again. as i said with berea, this is so needed. got many states that are affordable but they still do not do the social work that san francisco stands out nationally with. so thank you for ongoing work towards affordable housing for san francisco. >> chair bustos: thank you. commissioner bycer? >> commissioner bycer: it's i didn't want to talk about debt. we had lot of people come to us
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saying the conditions of covid affected their projects and amount of housing they can build. this is a real testament to the ocii team and john, that we're able to maintain our credit rating in this moment. i think that's an important win. i'm excited to move this forward. >> chair bustos: thank you. vice claire rosales? >> vice chair rosales: thank you. i don't have too many questions. i want to a little bit more information on the social bond. this is the first time we're using it. it's a new product or a new offering in the market. i love it. i think it aligns well with our values. i'm wondering if we can continue
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using or resorting to the social bonds in the future? john, can you address those? >> as it matures, we're early adopters on this. it doesn't require us to do anything differently with our bonds than we do already. it certainly has no cost to us. i think it's simply makes it clear to the marketplace, it emphasizes that these bonds are consistent with the values and the goals that were stated earlier. i don't know why we wouldn't continue to do it. >> i would say commissioner
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rosales, this is a somewhat new product. certainly not cutting-edge in market risky way. we're following little bit in the city path. the city already issued a series of social bonds. these bonds fall under the larger -- [indiscernible] socially responsible investing. green bonds are also in this category. the p.u.c. has had a lot of success issuing green bonds. which is where you're saying that the proceeds will be used to fund products for environmental purposes. i heard the p.u.c. start talking about this three years ago. what was interesting the first time they were in the market they didn't see a big differentiation. what they did they did a test where they you issued two very similar bonds at the same time.
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one is a green bond, one standard tax-exempt bond. this found that the green bond because of the interest and socially responsible investing, actually was three times oversubscribed relative to the tax-exempt bond. that market pushed their costs lower than they had not. over time, they've become really starting to leaning into this. really become kind of really built a name for themselves as a green market issuer. they've been going to lot of conferences and really been on the cutting-edge of this sort of investing. in talking with the financing team and underwriter we're hopeful by being one of the early adopters that we'll be
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creating a name for ourselves in this space and that investors will be looking to us as an issuer for socially responsible bonds. some day in the future, it will result in lower bonds. >> vice chair rosales: excellent kudos to everyone. creative thinking. like said, when i read it, i thought this very much aligns with our values and to the extent that we can, in every decision that we make where we have the authority and discretion to make to continue to affirm those values. it's not just organization but it sends a message to other agencies like to follow in our path. thank you. also thank you to the team. i did read -- i have to say that i didn't read every single page. i read most of the pages on the preliminary official statements.
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there's a lot of due diligence. thank you again. it was well represented in the staff memo to us as well. >> chair bustos: thanks. just echoing all the commissioners implement about this wonderful work team. we are leading the way and walking the talk. that's a beautiful thing. amen to all your work that you doing to make our planet and our communities better. i will need a motion for this item. may i have a motion? >> vice chair rosales: i will move the item. ransom-scott i second that motion. >> chair bustos: please take roll. >> clerk: please announce your vote for item 5c.
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commissioner brackett is absent. [roll call vote] the vote is 4 ayes 1 absent. >> chair bustos: motion carries. next item. >> clerk: next order of business is item 6 public comment on non-agenda items. >> chair bustos: do we have anyone from the public who wishes to provide a comment? >> clerk: members of the public who wish to provide public comment on non-agenda item should call 415-655-0001. meeting access code 2482 190 7334. if you want to provide public comment please press star 3
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now. it does not appear there are any members was public. >> chair bustos: okay i will close public comment. please call the next item. >> clerk: next order of business is item 7, report of the chair. >> chair bustos: i have two items i want to bring up and the items of thanks. i want to thank commissioner bycer who is on a committee on some of the odd work -- art work that will be installed in mission bay. he's representing our commission on our committee. we're hoping to have some wonderful art that will be displayed there. commissioner bycer, thank you
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very much for agree to be part of that committee. second is i want to thank commissioner bivett and commissioner rosales. as you know especially members of the public, the western edition, which was known as the heart of the west was decimated because of the work of justice hermann and the redevelopment agency. families were given certificate of preference to be able to come back. although that coming back lasted, the wait time was about 40 years. many of those who had the original certificate of preference passed away. many of those kids of those people grew up in other places and actually found a new home. the grandkids and many of those after them were saying they want
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to come back to their home of san francisco. we did all we could to expand the certificate of preference program, being able to have other people or the next generation inherit it certificate of preference. but our commissioners rosales and brackett took it a step further and worked with david chiu and the state legislature. last wook our governor signed in law extending the program for all descendents. that's a huge deal for write the wrongs of redevelopment of the past. i couldn't be more proud of this commission and the work that has gone on to preserve the certificate of preference program to do right thing. i want to publicly mention that and want to thank all of the commissioners who worked so
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harding on doing the right thing. i want to thank you for that. please call the next item. >> clerk: next order of business is item 8 report of executive director. >> thank you. commissioners, my only report is to say i hope that i will see all of you next wednesday at 11:00 at the crossing at east opening ceremony. on the -- if we hope to see you there. it should be a fun event. >> chair bustos: thank you. are there any commissioners that have any questions for our interim director? please call the next item. >> clerk: next order of business is item 9 commissioners questions and matters.
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>> chair bustos: this is our opportunity if we have any questions or comments? seeing none. commissioner scott? >> commissioner ransom-scott: i cannot hold back. i'm in tears with your announcement. that is so huge and historic. i cannot hold back. i can't. i want to thank you mara. can't thank you enough. not just because of relatives, friends being a native. 75 years i seen people beg to come back and a way to come back. it's something that they can come back to. this is so huge. i hope there's a script a way that we can continue to -- this needs to be announced at every
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meeting going forward. it won't get out with one announcement one news media. it needs to be an ongoing announcement. this is historic. thank you. miguel, just every'a caait to thank assemblyman attorney david chu. this is huge. >> chair bustos: thank you commissioner scott. it's our momentum of doing the right thing. also within the same week the governor signed legislation that gave back beach-front property in los angeles. southern california had belonged to a black family. that the city took away.
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after 100 years they're getting their land back. it's very exciting times. the cool thing about this, i think hopefully everyone realizes that life is not sum game. there's enough for everybody. we should be celebrating in these wins for communities that have been neglected marginalized and shut out. i'm very excited. thank you commissioner scott. any other commissioners would like to say anything? okay. please call the next item. >> vice chair rosales: i want to thank commissioner brackett who is not here. she drove the issue the staff as well, sally and everyone who basically just pushed forward on this very
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momentous position, policy. there were some question whether it would be approved by the legislature. here we are. i want to note that our claire -- chair like to call up on occasion. we want you to come back home commission. i think this is a nice touch to that message. to the community. if we can, we should put it on our website. >> chair bustos: definitely try to do that. this is wonderful. i'm glad all of you are -- commission and staff, thank you. next item? >> clerk: next order of business is closedssession next order of business is item 11. >> chair bustos: we need a motion to adjourn. may i have a motion and a
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second? >> commissioner ransom-scott: i move that we adjourn the meeting. >> chair bustos: thank you commissioner scott. thank you so much. we will adjourn this meeting at 1:58 p.m. thank you. >> and the [indiscernible] today is friday, october 15
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2021. welcome to the mayor's disability meeting. i am going to -- i want to just mention that i'm going to have [indiscernible] for the items of the meeting on the agenda. >> clerk: all right, this meeting is broadcast to the meeting on sfgov-tv. and it is open captioned and sign language interpreted. the mayor's disability council holds nine public meetings yearly. they're generally held on the third friday of the month. please call the mayor's office
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on disability for further information or to request accommodations at 415-554-6789. or by email at >> co-chair madrid: let's do roll call. >> clerk: okay. so... [roll call] that is all
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for the roll call. >> commissioner tandon-verma: apologies, present. i think that my internet was off. >> co-chair madrid: and i i will call the meeting to order. and can you go to the item agenda. >> clerk: okay, so for our agenda, we have item number one as welcome and roll call. and item number 2 is an action item, which is reading an approval of the agenda.
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and item 3 is public comment. at that time the members of the public may address the council on items of interest to the public or that is in the subject matter jurisdiction of the council that are not on this meeting agenda. item number 4 is an information item the co-chair report. and item 5 is another information item. muni 2022 bus network options. with a presentation by steve bowlin from the san francisco municipal transportation agency. and item number 6 is a 15-minute break. and item number 7 is an information item on golden gate park access and safety program at j.f.k. drive. and with a present by lucas tobin from the san francisco rakeiation and parks department
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and maddy ruvolo from the san francisco municipal transportation agency. and item 8 is an information item, which is a report from the mayor's office on disability. and item item item 9 is correspondence. and item 10 is general public comment and discussed by council comments and announcements. and, lastly, item 12 is adjournment. >> co-chair madrid: are there any commissioner's questions or comments about the agenda? if you approve the agenda? >> move to approve. >> co-chair madrid: can we have a second?
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>> second. >> co-chair madrid: any reports? approved. we are on item number 3 public comment. >> clerk: okay, we welcome the public's participation during public comment period. there will be an opportunity for public comment at the beginning and end of the meeting as well after specific items on the agenda. each comment is limited to three minutes. if you want the council to respond to your comments following the meeting please provide your contact information by email message to with the subject "mdc comment
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reply request." to make a public comment while using the zoom platform, if you are using the zoom app you can click on the three horizontal balls and then click on the raised hand icon and you will be recognized when it is your turn. you can also just click on the raised hand icon. you can additionally use the q and a feature to be recognized or to make a comment. if you wish to be recognized type into the q&a box that you want to make a comment and hit "send." you can also type your comment in the q&a box and the clerk will read it for you if you're joining by phone dial star 9 when you want to be rex niced. and -- recognized. and you will be prompted when it's your turn to make a comment. we welcome suggestions on how to make the mdc meetings more accessible, so send an email to
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mod@sfgov-tv. if you need assistance accessing the meeting, please call 415-919-9562 or send an email to at this time, members of the public may address the council on items of interest to the public that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the council that are not on this meeting agenda. with respect to agenda items, your opportunity to address the council will be afforded when the item is reached in the meeting. each member of the public may address the council for up to three minutes. the brown act forbids the council from taking action or discussing any item not appearing on the posted agenda,
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including those items raised at public comment. >> co-chair madrid: thank you for that. do we have any public comment at this time? >> clerk: yes, i see a few people lined up. so i will allow them to speak. all right you are allowed to speak. >> caller: thank you. i will ask the council to look into and to consider changing a practice or a policy whereby complaints about muni get referred to muni. it strikes me as ludicrous and illogical. more than once i have sent a
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complaint about muni denying access or causing access problems which were not addressed by mta staff. i sent to mod and i get the response, we pass those over to muni. you're asking the people who are accused of the problem of if you will adjute adjudicating the complaint and they're self-absolving and they're not really neutral or independent. how many people at muni are going to say yeah we really screwed up? in my experience in the past three years there's never been a time when mta staff after getting a referral from mod -- a said they screwed up. b -- they often don't respond. i think that the council ought to look at revising revisiting that policy, because do you -- when there's a complaint against pdw about say, sidewalk problems and another complaint,
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do you refer it over to them? it seems that somehow there's a special status given to muni again that allows them to absolve themselves of any responsibility. and that is not appropriate for a disability council to do this with a complaint sent to you. >> co-chair madrid: thank you for your comment. >> co-chair madrid: thank. is there another one? >> clerk: yes. you can make your comment. >> caller: thank you can you hear? >> clerk: yes. >> caller: my name is matt rowe and i'm speaking on behalf of a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in san francisco whose mission is to build confidence through simple accessible and transparent election technology. voting works is the only non-profit vendor and the only open-source voting system deployed in the united states
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elections. we also develop and implement arlo, our open-risk audit software used by nine states including california, where it's the only tool approved by california state for audits and to confirm election outcomes. i am currently coordinating a pilot of our open source voting system in partnership with the department of elections for the november 2022 election. during the pilot, we will be deploying and usability testing our marketing devices for in-person voting which are being developed with the voluntary voting guideline, version 2.0 that established modern accessibility standards for voting systems. these standards are the first major improvement in accessibility standards since 1.0 in 2005 which is a standard that all voting vendors including the dominion system used in san francisco today are certified to. i'm commenting to express our
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interest in collaborating with the council on this pilot and understand the council's interest. this would give you an opportunity to use the ballot marking device whose accessibility features exceed those of the current dominion equipment used in san francisco. you would also be involved in the design and development of these procedures and advance the pilot. other vendors, including dominion, have publicly stated they will not submit these accessibility commitments until after the 2024 election cycle. san francisco and the mayor's disability council would have the opportunity to be at the forefront of driving requirements forward for the entire industry if participating in this pilot. i thank you for your time and consideration and i look forward to hearing your thoughts and hopefully collaborating on this effort to improve voting accessibility in san francisco and nationwide. >> co-chair madrid: thank you for your comment.
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next. >> clerk: allowed to make a comment. >> caller: hi, i am zach and i'm a disability advocate and journalist in san francisco. my question is how do you all sleep at night? like seriously -- how do you all live with yourselves? you have completely abandoned the disability community during this pandemic and have acted in the most selfish and egregious ways. i don't know where to start. i still cannot get information on the home vaccine program for booster shots by emails, they are routinely ignored. i was told to stop emailing them about vaccine matters and matters relating to these meetings which is appalling. for the first seven months of the pandemic, mod the mayor's office of disability, abandoned us and stopped hosting these meetings virtually. we did not have a way to participate. we still don't have a way to participate visually. on may 22nd i believe that it was, 2020 there was an emergency response covid information meeting that was
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hosted by nicole bohn with the mayor's office on disability. the information from that meeting is not available because the video was deleted. it was a recorded meeting it was illegally deleted by the mayor's office on disabilities though i requested during that meeting to have a copy of the recording -- that is illegal. i then filed a public records request earlier in 2020 for my own disability records because the mayor's office on disability has not been following their own procedures outlined on their own website on how to handle disability complaints. you heard that just recently today how muni complaints have not been responded to and i had to actually file a lawsuit against the city of san francisco just to get on the bus because the mayor's office on disability does not protect our right to public transportation and did not file a complaint like they should have. my public records requests were denied and ignored for almost a year -- think about that -- almost a year to access my own disability records and i had to make a formal complaint with the sunshine ordinance task force.
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the sun shine ordinance task force on june 2nd found a unanimous -- unanimous verdict -- that the mayor's office on disability had broken the law by not providing me my own public records. this is disgusting, this is deplorable. you have flood on your blood on your hands. people are dying during this pandemic because of your inaction and your refusal to address and to make sure that people have access to this vaccine and the services that we need. these p.r. emails that say go talk to your doctor like we can always get ahold of our doctor without providing resources and information that we desperately need to protect our health and our safety. people are dying. and people are suffering. and you can do better. my name is zach karnazes. you can reach me at and give my email to anyone interested in
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communities and working on these matters. >> co-chair madrid: thank you for your comment. next public comment. >> clerk: i do not see any other public commenters at this time. >> co-chair madrid: thank you. item number 4 information item. co-chair report. it is important if you don't mind introducing yourself and tell us what issue that the
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[indiscernible] tell us what you wanted to consider for this meeting. >> clerk: who would you like to start? >> co-chair madrid: [indiscernible]. >> hi, i am annana. and i'm an industrial engineer by training and a management consultant. and i have been the president of a national non-profit and a team of 85 coast-to-coast. and we serve community organizations as an advisor and leader in spaces across intersections of disability, social services social justice education and economic development. i have been passionate about building communities that allow
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and enable marginalized voices and lives to flourish. on a personal note the world of disability came into especially sharp view for me as a young person when i experienced it as a caregiver and then on my own. when i entered into this world, i was told to expect that life after would be a new normal. and i was startled by the many people and structures that seem to very readily accept that it would be a diminished normal and we're asking for more that is often out of reach. so with the council i hope to bring both my professional and personal experiences to serve to help to challenge that narrative and structures that hold it in place. and i think that also to extend that conversation to be -- to be for the disability community but also as commonplace dialogue on
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these experiences that are very human. on what it takes to find and uphold dignity to find acceptance for others and for ourselves resilience and ultimately finding belonging. and i'm so grateful to be able to serve. >> co-chair madrid: thank you for your comments. next [indiscernible]. >> sure so my name is shashna woods. right now i'm a ph.d student at u.c. berkeley in special education.
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before that i was a special education teacher and so a lot of my addose has advocacy has been in the education field making school fun and accessible for children. and i hope to continue that with mdc and i'm looking at how just san francisco can become a more accessible city for children with disabilities as well as a lot of my work is also with children on the autism spectrum. i'm on the autism spectrum myself so i notice like a lot of children in that space don't really get to work with adults who are like them. and so that has been very much a pleasure for me to do that and also to just do research.
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so what i'm hoping to just bring here is just ideas and prospective and also and always to listen and learn far more than i speak but also to speak up for those who may not have the access or maybe are too shy to. so that's what i'm going to be bridging mdc and i hope to learn much while i'm here and also to give back. >> co-chair madrid: thank you we welcome you and thank you for your time and to advocate
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per persons with disabilities in san francisco. now i would like to ask [indiscernible] please. >> all right, so for the co-chair report, since the september meeting there are two items to report on involving the mdc and mdc business. the mdc staff and the board of supervisors a letter in support of the extension of the business entrance program. initially co-chair sassouni attended a meeting with supervisor chan and staff to learn more about supervisor chan's beach-to-bay proposal that would affect access to golden gate park. and we also have a report from alex madrid from being in the
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san francisco authority, and the california -- the state of california mandate was just released that will require all providers to be vaccinated in california. the local authority is working in partnership with dos and iss on outreach and communication to make sure that the entire ihss community knows that these rules will be going into effect in november and encouraging providers to get vaccinated in order to still work. the state and county will not be tracking vaccination status. the california department of social services that oversees ihss on the state level is trying to require all counties to have an emergency backup sentence for care providers. and san francisco ihss authority has had an on-call care program for nearly 20 years and receives
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high praise from the ihss social workers with the ability to send providers out when necessary. the public authority presented its on-call program to the california department of social services, along with three other public authorities, to have some kind of back-up system to give them more clarity on the level of staffing, funding and administrative support programs to be successful. the public authority has been working on an expansion of the video training and ihss consumer handbook, both which are available on their website. and have added a helpful training video on how to hire a home care provider and updated the ihss handbook which is now available in english spanish and chinese. the public authority is collaborating with ihss on a pilot project to enhance ihss model and permanent supportive housing, to integrate and enhance the ihss model on
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housing stability and health outcomes of permanent supportive housing tenants with medical and psychiatric conditions. and one of the goals is to increase access to ihss and build a supportive system within each of the three buildings in the pilot for the public authority's community coordinator to provide training to building case managers on how to assist the residents to navigate the ihss system and obtain support from the different public authority programs. >> co-chair madrid: thank you so much for that. i hope that you can continue. now moving to item number 5 which is an information item. [indiscernible] we have more
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than transportation agency we will have that right now. >> yes, hello, can everyone hear me? >> co-chair madrid: yes, we can hear you. welcome. >> thank you, thank you for having me. may i share my screen please? >> co-chair madrid: yes. one moment. >> this is nicole speaking. you should have access now to share your screen. >> thank you very much. okay. can everyone see my presentation?
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>> co-chair madrid: yes, we can. >> thank you. good afternoon, everyone. my name is steve bowlin, and as has already been said. i am a planner at muni working on what we call the winter 2022 muni service network. that is what i am here today to talk to you about. i'm joined by mariana maguire from our communications team who can speak to any issues regarding our public outreach effort. i'm going to give you a brief presentation focusing on our proposed changes to the muni route system that would occur early in 2022. so we have developed three different alternatives for discussion with the public of how we might expand service from our current level of service which is approximately 75% of what we were operating prior to the covid pandemic, to about
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85%. this is the level of service that we're able to provide right now based on our available funding and the number of operators that we have available. we do have seven routes that previously ran all day that have not yet been restored since they were discontinued at the start of the covid pandemic. as well as portions of two other routes. those routes i will name them they are the two -- the three, the six, the 10 the 21 the 28r, and the 47. the two routes that we have mostly but not yet fully restored are the 31 and the 43. we have developed three options as i said for how we might expand service early next year. one of those options would fully
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restore all of those routes to their previous routes at the same frequency they ran in the middle of the day on weekdays. we have also developed two other options that would make some changes to those routes, in some cases would not restore segments of those routes or the entire route, and instead would use those resources to provide more frequent service on alternate or parallel routes. and i will talk more about that in just a moment. getting back to my slide here within those three alternatives, anytime that changes are made to one of those routes i mentioned the resources are reallocated within the same area. it is a resource constrained plan as i mentioned however we will be back talking to you hopefully quite soon in two or three months about expanding service, and the reason for that is that as i said you know the current plan is based on our available funding but we are now
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planning a ballot measure for some time next year in which we would ask voters for additional revenues to expand our operation, potentially to 110% of the service that we provided prior to the covid pandemic. so that will be we hope a fun conversation to have. this conversation today involves some tradeoffs and choices and decisions, and in some cases the changes to routes that people might not like. and we are here to get your feedback. so a brief background of what muni has been doing for the past 18 months or so during the covid-19 pandemic. we have restored most of the service and as everyone knows is that we cut about three-quarters of our service. we have now restored as i said about 75% of our service. but we've actually increased
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service in busy corridors that serve what we call equity neighborhoods, which are neighborhoods with large numbers of low-income riders or riders of color. for example, mission. we've created some new lines that did not exist prior to the pandemic such as the 15 bayview hunters point express. and we have made some modifications to some existing lines. here you can see some examples. the j. church is currently not operating in the market street subway. we reconfigured the 23 monterrey so that it was not operating on slopes boulevard and instead going to westportal station. and the new route 58 lake merced took its place and it was altered to not go around the route. that route 58 operated on the west side of the lake instead. and the 31 balboa as i said we have mostly restored and it's currently not running on market street all the way into the financial district.
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it turns station. and the 35 and 48 were rerouted for short segments. and the 43 masonic is not covering its full route. it is only going as far north as california street and not on the persidio and fort mason. and the 42 and bee place ofments of the parnasithe west side. ur c fixed route te i mentioned that we are expanding service based on addition toursuing5 additio long- have aa=lso been working very hard to h more opors. to expand thatsrvice. herea lt mentioned before. you can alse if you can see the map, you ca orange those seven routes and parts of two other routes that were all-daymuni routes covid been rfamliar scenario call it those dhe in the m befohave an scenar main the six, and the 21 a the 47.hohem by
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fulton which we have historically expe midway between those two. re twoutes, mainl the 47 not restore segm some other routes. there's a lot of information in these goingcovervw every de becse we but i would encourage everyoni and it is fully accessible. that is at2022network. in common scenarios that i theyinue to provideé: muni fixed roue serv mile ofjopulation of san fr0hancisco. e 28r the rapid service on 19th avenue, wou r restored at the the 10 townsend would also bered between san francisco general hnancial district. tinue into chinatown, route 12 made more frequent so thathat corridor was not reduced. havedwell on because i have expltives and,ils o but if you ca map this is a map the fr alternative that shows where be not restored and where service would be improved. n t not restored.
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the pink is where e get more frequent on existing routes. and here's a similar map for the hybrid alternative. we going through this process? why o simply rese routes the way that were before the coi one reason is that we have seen a dramatic c patterns. we no longer h of thousands -- hundreds of thousan-buildings every morning and every hours. that's why you see so many routes that kind of radiate out from downtown. what weve seen during the pandemic i our cross to that connect neighborhoods have remained very strong particularly our busiested to be very busy, even during covid. so example, muni buses are still very busy and so on. that the city. so while we're not operating our peak only services, our express
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routes that used to go downtown, or additional serviceoutes during those peak periods, we are operating, again relative frequent service in cross-town corridors. that is one reason why we wantedsation with the public how our service might change early next year. the other reason is that we know past that ridervalue but two of the things that they rticular are access to destinations and by that we just mean the range of places that you can get toé[ within a reasonable amount of time%a usng muni. and related to that they value frequency ddon't like long waits at bus stops and of course, when service is less frequent then the buses get mo crowded. so in that frequent alternative that i mentioned there would be a much larger numbrwithin a quarter mile of a stop where serveive minutes or more o from 33% of san franciscans under the familiar alte2-rnative to 42%
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under thet this would also allow us toxpt call ourx five-minute networt we just recently started to use. we do -- >> co-chair madrid: um-- mind describing the image how the public [indiscernible].rf >> understood. >> co-chair madrid: if you don't mind explaining it. >> understood, i will do my best to describe it. what you see here on screen, if you can see it is a map showing routes that opera=[te every five minutes or more often throughout the day on weekdays. they are cre s combine to do that, such as gearry with the 38 and 38r. and right now and under the familiar alternative, those routes mostly go in and out of of them. under the frequent alternative there would be more corridorse-minute service
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would be offeredcross-town co downtown such as the 22 phil philmore. and this image one last image about the five-minute map, what we hope to be able to provide in the near future -- this effortyment on it. and this map shows frequent corridors, very dense and extending all throughout the city. be every five minutes in those corridors transfer, yome for that trively short. would also focus on thes corridors and investing in what we call transit priorities to make our buses anñ] so i'm going to skip troughmá we hav that freu alternative the range of jobs or hospitals that users in a large part of the city tes including both the walk or roll time to thestop as well as the wait time for the bus and the travel time on the bus, the range of d that would at time
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frame would expand. and that is with the frequent and the hybrid concept.hybrid concept there would be some improvements but alsoin areas of the city. i will stop right and i am happy to answer questions about specifics but all of this nftionzinformation is on our website at and i will answer any questions that anyone has and i will stop sharing my screen. >> co-chair madrid: thank you for that like to ask the commission members, if you could raise your hand or put it in the chat if you have any questions so i can see you and call on
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(y5 i see a question. >> thanks, alex and thank you for the presentation. i hadn't realized that three-quarter of muni's serviced 's impressivegí that you're back up to about75% of what you were before. so thank you for that. and thank you muni for the good work. i'm curious is the public going to be deciding this? or are you just gathering inputons right now? >> great question. :éand you know, thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk a little bit our outreach process. i apologize. there had previously been slides in this presentation that talked about all of the different kinds of outreach that we have been doing including many meetings like this, about thrferent stakeholder grpsas well over locations. we have a survey on our website ich has received over 5000
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responses, and, of course we have been presenting to our supervisors, and so we have had a fairrelatively short amount of time. to your question -- i mentioned a couple of times in my presentation that we wanted to have a public conversation or a public discussion and those words were carefully chosen. do -- coming in we did not have a strong bias among the alternatives and we want to hear from important in and and we created three alternatives that looked very different in order to foster a conversation about those tradeoffs, because there's some clear choices particularly around the issue of having a stop closer cases where service may be less frequent, versus a stop a few blocks awamore frequent. anéd so to directly a your question, we are absolutely taking all of the feedback that we have heard into account in our decision-making process. in fact we have anuse
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tomorrow at noon and there's call-in information available on our website. weat that open house w some of the majormthe feedback that we havee that we are currently using to shape the final proposal that we hope to provide details within the next couple of weeks. we also had a slide that i of the presentatked about our timeline. all of this wion deceill about six weeks tedback both on these initial finoard takes a vote. you know, there's going to be a couple of hearings before the board of supervisors committees. the first weekend in november. so there will be many may be manymbers of the public to provide feed back and to give us direction. >> co-chair madrid: any questions? >> no, thank you.
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>> thank you so much, steve for (your presentation. i'm a frequent user of muni. at the same time, i know that there are some areas in san francisco from my home -- there'so ansportation available. it's much much too far for me to use muni. i live in the richmond district and riding the bus numbera>s: 38 it takes about 45 minutes from my home to some locations because of the frequent stops. that's one thing that i never really -- it's one reason that i don't appreciate using muni and it is very very crowded. hope that
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-- this is richmond districtdowntown and i think that it's one of the busiest routes and i hope that route can be improved. and also getting to mission area bus number 14 and 49 is frequent bus. and that one is great because there's less traffic. but the problem on that route is to get to the other side of san francisco. this forces me to drive. if i want to go to golden gate park, for example, and if you want to change that route, how do you get through from richmond all the way to golden gate park? or ou it's very very hard. that's where i live and it makes iv because we can't driv the park. there's no public schools in that area. us are forced to use
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muni and there's no way for my take bus to his school, there's no way because of al. i hope that san francisco muniter route 38. i know that it's not easy. there are not enrs you have to train them, and there are many many challenges. i recognize that. some routes like the j-line has changed tremendously.ú and there are not many people riding it. it is empty. so instead of bus 24 which is faster, j-line is not utilized. if i want oh there are a lot of buses -- 24 are so crowded that they drive past me because they don't have room. so another challenge is the schedule. i used rely on the app that would tell me when the bus i and it would tell me that the bus is coming but then the bus
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would not show up. so i'm wondering if that app can be improved because, you know, we're relying on the bus rely -- we arrive late. so we try to make the plan a day before, based on the schedule. but =le is not even available fy. so many of us who live in the city don't drive at all. those of us with disabilities don't hoption. and so we rely on publicn. scheduling the unpredictability and unreliability is one area that i hope that is improved. that is mydback. i thank you, and i thank muni for all of the hard work trying to improve the system. >> thank you for that. i do appreciate it. i' of points. g; about next muni. we're in the process of upgrading that system. it is quite old now. we actually had one of the very first systems of providing
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predicted arrival time information or wait time until the next bsin the world but while we were an innovator i area, that was quite some time ago. and we haven't yet moved on to version 2 of that system. we are currently in the process of doing so. the second point trips across the city. we understand that, and that five-minute network map that i showed and that i talked about to also be corridors with what we call rapid lines. so there is a 38r that is much faster, but that is in partops. and so it's a longer distance for some to those stops. he but it ge number of stops. if you have access to that route, it is quite a bit faster,ery popular,e 14r and the 5r and the 28r, and the 9r we currently have five like to do if we did additional revenue for;c
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operation is to introduce newoes. so, for example,ject that i'm working on that may be relevan in richmond would be for ar rapid route on 25th avenue in richmond o sunset boulevard in the sunset. and then it continues across the south way to bayview-hunters point. it's oest route. r from end to end and we would like topid option in that corridor as well as others, like, for example, philmore andeet where the 22 ain, we are hopingññ to ways that will respond to we've heard about over time that we know that are -- that we already know are priorities for san franciscans and that we hope will be very popular unveil those proposals. >> co-chair madrid: thank you. >> hi there, thank you so much tions. and thfunderstand
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that there's a decision that is forthcoming here. what is the timeline or how often will the service model be revisited is one. and the second question that i had was -- of course sfmta provides para-transit services so i wanted areas where routes will be scaled back is there some sort alignment with para-transit or in partnership, some co service provision model serving those areas or, you know push or pull resources whereeeded? >> thank those are also great i'll answer the first question first. the changes that we are would take effect in feruary or possibly early march would remain in effect only through the spring. we are returning to our -- during covid we made s changes frequently as we were trying to incrementally restore service as soon as we could based on available resources. sort
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of exiting out of the covid era and we're returning to our regularkp cycle of services per the start ofring school year and the start of the fall school year as well as the start of the summer. so the
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>> thank you for tht. i don't think my question is just expect that the demand may change if the that otherwise rely on mun the stop is too far. there may be an so just a consideration they would pose. >> that's an excellent point. thank you. >>adrid: thank you. next [indiscernible] >> hi, this is tiffany. and i wanted to just comment. first, thank you for your presentation. always like to have a goonship with mta since i know that many of our community members relypublict. so i live in the downtown area which means i have access to the justq> love muni and so i'm veines being restorequency restored as well. and then i also wantedour attendees who weren'tre -- i th free muni for people with disabilities is a really great program learned about a couple of -- after a couple of years of
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living in san francisco. so i just wanted to think that it's a great program led san and that i appreciate you being here. so i don't have any questions. >> co-chair madrid: thank you for that. opening it to staff. can you make sure that youe if access was halted [indiscernible] trying to assist people with >> yes that's a very importantr operatorf anyone experiences issues with that, we would absolutely enc please report those. using the city's 311 system.
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>> co-chair madrid: thank you. now i'm opening tob you for any questions. >> this is nicole speaking, the director of the mayor's office on disabilities. thank you, steve, for being here today. i had a couple of questions. so how -- is it possible for you to summarize some of the points thatyou have h the feedback that you have heard from the disability or the adult community so far? whatever you could share about that, i think that helpful for us to hear. ond questionis what is the best way if this meeting that has additional f proposals, what is the best way to provide that to you? >> thank you for that nicole. it's t unfortunately, we had anothe;!r
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slide that didn't make it in that provided all of the different ways that members of the public can provide feedback. one of those is our email address which is and there's a phonume n mariana is still on this call that she might be able to provide for those who don't use email. i will speakbriefly to your first question and then mariana may information. you know we will be talking at our open house tomorrow about some of the feedback that we have go specific to the disability community. we had an unusually large number of respondents to our survey who identified as persons with di it was both larger than the riders who identifies as such based on recent rider survey. as well as larger than the share of the overall population of san francisco. so thertainly great interest in terms of filling out the survey.
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you know i believe that we found, you know we asked questions in the survey arounddeoff that i mentioned earlier between distance to stops and frequency of service. and we foundinterest in frequency overall but that was both persons with disabilities as well as seniors. we saw as you might imagine a greater interest in, you know all pop challenges around havgin closer by. k that was probably the number onethat emerged for us. mariana did you want to add anything to that? >> yes, thank you. good afternoon. if possible, share my screen also to share the slide with howtr to[indsiscerniblright
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now. >> you access? >> it looks like i can share. oy, so you should be seeing it now. >> co-chair madrid: we don't seeou do not see it? >> cwo-chair madrid: no, we don't. >> oh, okay. >> co-chair madrid: nobody can. >> so nothing huh? >> co-chair madrid: we can now. we can now. >> okay good, of añz delay. is -- this is the -- this is the slide for how to provide additional feedback
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ando respond as quickly as we can and even ifear directly us right looking at this and we are incorporating it and sharing it with our planners daily. so they will be aware of what you are sharing with us. then we will get back to you3j and respond as quickly as we can. and then the other option is to call our 2022 network hotline and you can speaktaff or on our. and that number is3o 415-646-2005. and again, we have staff working that throughout the day. but our staff are mostly volunteer, so if you don't get a response from staff, there is --
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or there should be a voice mail where you can leave a message. we have been testing it to make sure that it still works. mail. oh i'm sorry. i'm sorry. and then we do havf$e three additional public meetings thato be hosting. a virtual 16th -- noon. a virtual open house on october 20th at 6:00 p.m. and office hours, virtual office hours on october 21st. the slide should say 6:00 p.m. the number is miing rightow. information to participate because these are virtual meetings, you can go online and f our project website,
12:58 am and you can click links to join directly via zoom for our a? housing ings if you don't have the ability to join by . or jo you can have the call-in option. in fact for our virtual open houses, in order to provide to provide system we are using aphone bridge so you will have to call in to the phone bridge phone be pu in the queue for comments and questions. >> co-chair madrid: if you can put that link into the chat that would be great. ppy to. i'll put -- i'll put a summary of this information in the chat so >> co-chair madrid: thank you.
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>> that would be great. and if you could -- nicole speaking once more -- if you could include the slides and the slide deck that steve presented so when we post this information for the public that piece is available as well. >> yes. and i apologize, i don't know what happened tolides. they were ihe original slide so i will make sure to rectify that and send i over corrected right away -- right now. >> thank you we very much appreciate it and we appreciate your time. thanks. >> co-chair madrid: are there any others who would like to ask questions at this time? seeing none, let's open up the meeting for public comment on item.
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so i do see that we have at least two people interested in making public as a reminder, if you are making -- if you are using the zoom platform and you want to make public comment you can click on the raised hand i be recognized and you will be prompted whe you can also use th q&a feae to indicate that you want to be recognized for public comment or to share your comments to be read by the clerk. additionally, if you are calling in to the meng you can dial star 9 to be recognized and you will be prompted once your turn to make public comment. first commenter, bob you have been permitted unmute. >> co-chair madd: where's bob? >> clerk: i think just a moment. we're trying to reconnect. c
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>> do you want to go forward in the queue and then we'll come back? thank you. >> clerk: well he's on now. >> caller: nothing happened for a long time except recycng. i wanted to point out that some of what you have changes muni considers -- mixed information and offers illogical alternatives. like, for example when you hear well there's a possibility ofextra service to lines that are nearby. that is irrelevant and non-functional for people with disabilities regarding the 21 line that serves st. mary's
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hospital or the 6 line the tored but not the eastern half. and the serves the campus. so to say, well you're going to add more service on the 5 it doesn't help to us get to the 21 line to the hospital. and there's a requirement that key destinations such as a hospital need to be called out. so omitting the r to people with disabilities of service on the 6 and 21 for the eastern part of the city is critical. beyond that you also heard it about the j-line. well, before pressure, no request from many transit ridexs groups to stop the j from going into the tunnel. secondly you hear, well, there's too many different lines that the system can't take it. what's ignore side that there was actice where the j and the n would hook up together to go into the tunnel and then coming out of the tunnel they would separate at van ness. restored. i asked that question for over
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one year -- over 12 months -- why can't that be done? total silence from mta from julie kirvebom and the mta board of directors up and down the line. no one will respond to that option. there's no good benefit to having people with disabilities get where they wanted it ended and have to cross all of market street and hope that the elevator works. this is just impractical for people with disabilities. and there was no prior request for it. l,y, since i'm a member of the paratransit council i would just say that the requirement is service within athree-quarter mile distance so that it's not half a mile. who are listening or anybody else who may not know about paratransit, that three-quarters of a mile covers a w of would overlap many li but, again not restoring the 6 and the 21 st. mary's and to serve u.c. parnasis makes
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it harder for us, people with es, to get to and from those centers for health care or to visit a friend or family member or neighbor who might be in >> co-chair madrid: thank you for your comment. does anyone have any public comment at this time? >> clerk: yes. helen has been permitted to unmute. >> caller: yeah, hi i appreciate the presentation. i was happy that there was an inclusive perspective in some of what the diverse community of persons with disabilities need that has gave me a little bit of relief. but on a personal perspective here just like one of your members, i am an individual with a disability takes care of my folks who live ou the sunset district. i have low vision and have multiple sclerosis and i rely transportation
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to get where i'm going. and and then assisting my parents, from the sunset district to downtown areas and other places, it is sort of like huge gap. it takes over 48 50 to an hour to get downtown. and i that they haveramps but since the buses are problematic. there's no places for me torest while i'm waiting for ar= bus. so i just wanted to point out that there is this alternative transportation, most with uber and it's hard to find anything that is acceib me with a disability if i'm really in a rush. i would like muni to be aware
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just as bob said in terms of certain perspectives here that are important forthe community and i think that it is i would like muni wen they're making decisions to make sure that the disability prospectives and the laws that are being metderstanding that we are persons that are commuting to work and taking care of our parents and visiting friends and wanting to have that accessible inclusive access to the city. so that's my comment. but i did appreciate within theear that there is a consideration like to see more considerations to the needs of the transportations of persons with disabilities and seniors, especially when we're working on getting people out of their cars. and i have en a public transportation rider my whole life and it is not set up in a way that is accessible or provides me an to care for my parents and enjoy the city. thank you.
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>> co-chair madrid: thank you for your comment. are there any more public comment at this time? >> clerk: yes. a caller en 39 -- or 79 who has been permitted to unmute. : hello? >> co-chair madrid: hello. >> caller: am i u now? >> co-chair madrid: yes. >> caller: thank you good afternoon, everyone. tomasita mcgill. and i would like to request that when the muni makes any kind of decision that you seriously think about what it would be like to be disabled and trying to get to a bus stop. i have beend along mis where you put t zones. minated many bus stops
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because for those of us witities, even having to walk one extra block is a very great hardship. and, two it is an impossible hardship that not only ha.hs impact upon the seniors who neu ed to shop shops along mission street, but i'm sure great impact on the stores themselves where people no longer can go t because they're too far to walk to. so when you have -- i'm suree coming from the disability community, as you have mentioned, have been strong in as many stops as possible because what's been happening in the last 10 or 20ems that muni wants to get the worker downtown them to serve their co%írporate master faster, but the consideration for providing service to thople who live here to the elders, to all of the community, has not been the priority. it's been the corporate priority that has been the and that's just wrong. because all live in
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san francisco are paying taxs,and pwhether orand whether or not we are paying taxes we have the right to be respected. so stop focusing on speeding people to get themntown and instead focus on serving everyone in the population to help them to get to where they need to go. so once again please restore all of the busave been eliminated in the last 10 years and make muni to be a service, not a corporate tool. thank you. >> co-chair madrid: thank you for your comment. next public comment. >> clerk: there are no other p tme. >> co-chair madrid: very good. again, thank you very much steve and mariana -- i forgot her name, sorry. but thank you very muchfor coming and i hope that we can
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work together in the future. with this item i'm going to go to item number and to thenext item which is we're going to take a break for 15 minutes. and once we come back we public access and safety program. again we are going to take a break for 15 minutes. than
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>> co-chair madrid: okay today is friday, october 15th. now today have itemumber 7 information park access and safety program of j.f.k.xf drive. we have presentation by lucas tobin of san francisco park and rec and maddy ruvolo, san francisco m.t.a. >> thanks alex. as alex said i'm maddy+ ruvolo, on the accessible services team
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on sfmta i'm here with mr. tobin. >> i'm lucas tobin and i'm ther therapeutic recreation and inc services and ada coordinator for programmaticf. recreation and parks. i'm happy to be here. >> co-chair madrid: thank you both of you. the board needs the screen share. >> i will be screen sharing and it looks like i'm able to share so if it's okay with you i can go ahead and share my screen. >> co-chair madrid: go ahead. >> okay, great, thank you. lcome i'm really excited to be here to talk to you all today. and i have a background in disability advocacy and i have a disability myself. and so i'm always really excited to [rycome to mdc. we're here to talk about the
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golden gate park access and safety program. and we're here for a couple of reasons. one, so that lucas and i can share some information about the current options for the future of transportation and specifically focused on accessible transportation in the park. and we're also going to talk a little bit about the feedback that we have received thus far from the disability community. and, finally and most importantly, we want to hear from members of the council an of course also we want to hear public comment about what people think of these options. so without further adieu we will move forward. so i am going to start off by giving a little bit of background and context. i should note that there is additional background information on the story map on the project we we sent to the council memn advance and we can also -- perhaps someone can put a link to that in the chat so that if
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the public wants additional context, and for the sake of time we'll dive right into the disability community feedback and talk about the project proposals, discuss some of the outreach and stakeholder engagement that we have done and continue to do. and then we'll have time for comments and conversation. so here is some program background andxt. so to start with, we want to share some information about the current state of things which is that 75% of traffic through golden gate park has -- is currently custom traffic, this is traffic that doesn't have a park destination or purpose.xb riving through the park and using the roads as a thru route. and we want to note that almosn million walking rolling and bike asking strolling trips have happened on the car-free section of j.f.k. since april 202.
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which is a 36% daily in park visits. >> co-chair madrid: if you don't mind -- >> describe the images, right. >> co-chair madrid: yeah. >> my apologies. nking about this earlier and -- it slipped my mind. back. >> co-chair madrid: you are doing great. thank you. >> thanks, alex. okay, so this image that we're talking about cut through traffic we guessed at some of the larger questions around the purposes of the streets in the park. and there's an image of a road through the park that has a number of cars on it and it's a photo from above. and the next image where we talk about how there's been a large increase in people walking or rolling or biking on j.f.k. since the closure there's an image of it appears to be a father and a daughter riding thei bikes.
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and then we're on to our next slide, where we have a photo of a man bending down to light a candle next to a white bike which is known as a ghost bike. and these are bikes that are installed in places where cyclists have been killed. and here's where we want to note, of course that the streets in golden gate park have been designed for speed for driver speed. and that has had some deadly consequences. and this is in particular a heather miller who was killed while cycling on j.f.k. in 2016. and so again this gets to our goal around vision zero where we want to have zero traffic deaths in soon fran. and we know that -- san francisco. and we know that vision zero is of particular importan interest to the disability community and older adults because older -- or odults
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and people with disabilities are more vulnerable pedestrians who are more likely, unfortunately to be hurt or even killed in a collision. and so we've had zero injury collisions since the closure along these stretches of road. but in the five years preceding the closure, there were more than 100 injury collisions involving people walking and biking in the park. so part of the reason that we share this information is to say that, you know, the status quo before the closure was also inequitable and it was also something -- there were issues there that we wanted to change. so the image that we have here is a map of the park and it shows -- it's where car-free or slow streets are highlighted in purple and then there are circles showing areas where there were larger number of collisions and 38 of these collisions occurred on the current car-free street.
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so a little bit about the program scope. so we know that there are a lot of accessibility issues in the park that you know, we've been hearing about and that we want to see addressed. unfortunately, not all of the accessibility issues in the park are within the scope of this clear about what we're asking for feedback on and what we are able to change and fix within the context of this project. this is not to say of course that you should talk about -- or tell us about other accessibility issues in the park and, in fact, other comments about accessibility issues in the park can l mod and to rec park as well but in terms of madiade about the closed streets retln closed to cars r&l we'rng e somd they sopi city bitckaat aps know, there around golden lot th mo numbic d organ transit justice a a ad oí from both sides
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of the park. so if you%d're coming from north side and you don't drivallp to course, you could go into the garage. there ar; accessibility improvements that need to be made to make this drop-off opsible to more people so we're cur we are actively working to improve the information on how an get to parkdestinations now. and this is sminpark has aditionae available eéa so there's a photo here of a that is and it'ad and more showsple where there areed paeople can more easily ei r maps directions on how find es zones will be posted website. will be available by the end of the month. 7(i in? this is lucas fm rah, this is something -- lothe feedback that we been getting is that people are just not aware of to get to and tha ae actually ways to get to destinations. so t something that we're making clear that th hasn't been people. so addy working to get this posted as quickly as can.
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yeah. so her map o thecessible parking and passenger loading zones. and so, this will be available on the website a our website at the and we hope that this provide better information for people who are look don't know -úwherethey're able to park rightnow. so again, you have hard to read on the screen but we hope'r readable and as legible as possible. so -- and we're going the examples -- i won't read through each]v5= of these examples but we wanted to just sh2oow what some of the examples of the text directionsthat will be on the website will like. example is, you know, tonservatoryh dahlia ga and te provides, you know several sentences of text to share you know, how many marking spaces are available which block they're on and the one space is located in frondpt of the tennis center
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and of the block. and so we hope having directionse navigating to the parks easier and will feel more informed and more empowered to make decisions about the so in addition we have been hearing a lot from folks about getting to thewith paratransit and i have an imageatransit vans. and so we wantple know tha withb+e tir vehicles can enter the park at 8th entrance for faster access to the mus which is the academy of sences that are and, again, 8th avenue is currently closed to private vehicles but parait is allowed through. and we h paratransit that not many people are dropped off around here and we are concerned is that people do not realize so we want to make sure that people know that you ce l paratransit and be drpped off there. roposals -- and, ally, there's another one that is currently under considation thatese are the proposals that we are discussing
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as options for the future of j.f.k. and surrounding streets. and so i will go over each of the proposals. and benefits and each of the proposals have drawbacks. so for you all as the public, the question is -- which of these proposals you feel like works best for you. tosee? and that is currently onthatcuss. so before we share the proposal, some of the consideratsnelecting thes a our final three options to bring forward. engineering considerations. and so you know whenever we're looking at alignment it's really that it works from an engineering perspective. ñr legible, it needs to be easy to understand for people who are navigatin whether they're drivers or pedestrians it. needs to be safe and it needs to work from an engin it just needs to be feasible. a at which option providedny the most
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additional ada or disabled options provided were some at that reopened the parts of the streets to cars that didn't really provide many disabled so we put those aside. we want to maintain delivery institutions. so museums. pickup and drop-off access and we know that is not how everybody gets to the park but t is how some pe park so we want to make sure that is an option that really works for people. d interest experi we want to mi current park use. ant to or minimize cut-through traffic at the park. because again)< cut-through traffic c collisions and degrades the park experience. so here is the first option. this is the existing car-free j.f.k. option. this is th side of j.f.k. and so on this that streets that -- that le of streets off of j.f.k. drive are closed to vehicles and then there are a couple of shared streets off of well.
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e of ttion are that we prevent cut-through traffic a enhperience. we have zin since april 2020. we have more reliable transit service. able and for the excelsior. and to et to the park as easily we also have emhe car-free that is a benefit. (please standá[çd6p
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>> in has very similar benefits and drawbacks to the car free space. so in addition alignment option we're also lookingoject proposals to make transportation access to more again, we want to revamp the subtlele toake it more usable. access on fulton street. this would be a number of disabled parking spaces
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fulton and make the sidewalk wider and more accessible. the path is a little steep at the moment. we would look at adding h rails and landings to make that more accessible. this something we have already gottengot feedback on because of the cars can go very fast we do understand that this might not work for everybody who is parking. we think it might work and want to solicit folks for whether it would work for passengers to get directly out on the sidewalk. we're looking of setting up a new taxi stand. as you all know those of you who!ç
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taxtaxi for+d your para transit vehicles. these are all things that are under consideration. no decisions have been made. these are also things we would like to hear your feedback the shuttle this is something we've heard a lot about. we wanted this into more depth. we have a photo here. as you can see it's a high floor vehicle that has stairs with a lift the back. it is accessible via the lift. it is a high floor vehicle which we've definitely heard comments about, that's not accessible as people would like. that's the photo of the shuttle.
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westand ourselves that it's not ause it could be a valuabl trantransportation option of navigating through the looking at improvements to make it better. we have divided these into short term and term groupings. in the short term we would maintain the current route. 0y increase weekend service from two to three shuttle vehicles. come more frequently. we would add weekday service. right now it's not running everyday we've heard comments about that. this would use usability. how there aren't benches or
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concrete landing pads. these are all things committed to improving inerm. we're talking winter 2021 to 2022. the end of this year and beginning o in the longer term we w to do more out reach about the shuttle. we want to hear the disability knit more community in more depth to hear about where should the shuttle go, how often does it need to run in to use do we want tott a stop with muni. these are all questions and trade offs involved in thes something where we are going to be doing additional out reach specifically focused on the to get people's feedback to make longer term
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bigger picture decisions about the pursuing a low flooricle and procurement management. are big picture ideas that time line is a little bit longer. we have also here our project proposal options all on one map. this something tha you may want to go back potentially and revisit later because there's a one. we have a park shuttle route. this is a potential route outlined in orange here. we have taxi stands the a cat my academy of sciences. this stretch here is where we're looking to add disabled parking and doing sidewalk extension and improvements to the pablg path of
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travel. loading zones here asanted to put it map for folks to view. that was the first option and additional transportation options. this is the second car alignment option. this is the private vehicle access loop option. this is the option that would vehicles just people driving their cars to the park to enter from eighth avenue go westbound one way to transverse drive. this loop here and there' a map an orange line that direction which direction the route is which is westbound. where people could drive their cars along this route.
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one of the benefits of this option is that it disableing spaces on jfk. it returns spaces that are close to the young museum. it retains the safe streets benefits by continuing some spatters of the closurefk. it does create transit delay that is a concern. if you are somebody who is excited about the car free experience, it does p car free experience. car free3 include having is the second option that we'reng at. the third project opt the road would be completely reopened to vehicles in the park. all of the parking spaces would be available for use.
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the down sides of course is be substantial cut through traffic activity which has ramifications for the traffic e it substantialor the 44. >> question. how many slides do you have left? >> probably about four? >> okay. >> i know this is a lot of information. almost done. i also wanted to m this is new news but some of you may have heard about supervisor chan's proposal to allow access through to the music concourse. we're studying that option for engineering feasible. they're doing an engineering analysis which is something we have to do for the potential
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options to see what the feasibility is. more information on that soon. that is currently in the just wanted to share a little about our out reach and stake hold lot of stake holders throughout this process. i want to as i have been extend an offer if you have a specific orgizatio of people and you want to see this presentation or some form of this presentation and discussion with that group we're more than happy to do that. we'll have contact information at the end. you can go to the project website which has more information about out reach opportunities that are happening. here are some holders. folks in the neighborhood, all
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across the city and bay area. with that we conclude this presentation. thank you so much for your time. we're to have a discussion now b to send us an e-mail or go to the project website. i encourage everyon> this is nicole speaking through the chair ifay we don't want to rush this item. we know this is very important to the community, we have interpreters and captioning available until around five today. we want to make sure we hear and learn from eryone. could you please for folks who do not have access to the chat
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through zoom and might be watching but not able to see. could you please read the address and the place where you go to find the story and provide additional feedback. thank you very much. >> yes. thank you. you can e-mail users at ggp access at you can go to the websiteake the survey. >> : do you have a phone number for people that don't have an
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internet or e-mail? >> that's a good question. i'm going to ask ouro colleague chris kid who i believe is on the line. i think we do. just put it the you.
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>> just one moment for ease of the interpreters could we stop screen sharing. >> yes. >> thank you. >> i'd like to share a story that someone shared with me.
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i'll do my best to briefly share my comments. th they are older and work with other deaf people wh cognitive disablesdisabilities who rely on para transit, somehow para transit -- so these people take art classes in the gate park and there's no way to get there. the driver told the group, stop. walk this far in order to there's no way for me to drive park. the driverlogized. the person who shared had had to this group, some of them are using -- mash that machine that ran out of battery. she had to it. some of t able to walk up the steep hill it get to
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class. they arrived very late. the instructor said too late. this person was laid off or fired because of this experiencecause she brought them late. it was a very unfortunately situation with huge impact. we're not feeling a lot of support to the disability community. we feel unseen and unheard. the for goldens it's free to go there. it's free for residents. people need private vehicles or vans. there's a free program on saturday for families. but people don to it. they can't afford private parking. thirty-three dollars is quite a bit fore families.
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they are excited to take advant free program. think about people who will show up and from the entire bayrea. from berkeley, sacramento south bay. it's so important to remember these people. they are driving to get golden gate park. we want golden gate park to be green i that. it's not necessarily built that way if we're thinking with equality. revamp the sidewalks. the sidewalks can be much wider for runners and psychists. or have areas only for cyclists and riders.olden gate park, i know
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people run through it. live in the richmond area. vi to drivei have to drive through the park. i can't take highway o closed and even an option. there's a huge detour in order to get to our destination. golden gate rk is literally the heart of the city. i know i have a lot of points to try to be brief. when you think about all of the people that go to goldenj gate park over 2 million people. where do they go. is there enough parking disabled parking for all of the disabled people in the bay area. we're talking about 19 parking spots for thousands of people.
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there's no rulime limit for disabled parking. people might be parked there all day. people who go to golden gate park, a lot of them are volunteers and need a car because someplaces are not open 24 hours a day. people are working there. they need to be tiebl park there for eight to nine hours. if you think about the area off of eighth avenue. there are many cultural events. science and art. people go for science and art to enjoy and thrive and learn that walk is so long.
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no everyone can cycle. not everyone can walk. golden gate park is very large. we have to think about everyone. redesign the sidewalk. one for walking one for cycling on eithe are the things we should consider. i understand that amsterdam has that type of approach to make streets safe. why don't we lean from them and redesign. those are my abbreviated comments. i should allow others to talk. thank you ier on. i appreciate how much ypou th this and are thinking about folks who have multiple disabilities and are deaf. or cognitive disabilities and
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deaf or old/ier. the para transit sorry about that. th shouldn't have happened. i would like to follow-up with you specifically about that. they should be taking people to their destinations in the park. they can and should go on some of the closed to do i want to understand that situation more. i really appreciate your comments about how a lot o folks do need marking. i want to clarify a couple of things. we talked about adding the 19 spaces. there are other spaces in other parts of the park. we've heard it's not enough.
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there are additional spaces as well. we are looking at these options do exist because we want to look at -- we want to make sure the option that ends up being selected w for the disability community. that might be the access loop or the option is reopening. i want to also m that decision have not been made yet. this feedback is helpful for us. we hear you and thank you so much for being part of this process. >> hi. thank you so much for speaking today. your presentation was really informative as always. thank you. i have to i love your virtual background. i'm going to steal
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i think you touched on it but maybe i didn't do sfmta and rec and park, are you partial to any one of these options. maybe you can't say -- i'm asking because my family filled out the survey. i imagine one, this is a very difficult job and to please everyone. i imagine that a lot of us answering the survey when my family was answering the survey our point of reference was access for our ten year old daughter her wheelchair. we can push her and we have our mobility. i felt like it was that
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obviously. i'm assuming that you all have av> that's a good question. from the city perspective we're putting forth these opings options 3é because we think all three of them are viable. we know we don't have all of the information and perspectives. when talking about disability. there are so many different kinds of disable disabilities and
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broad range of we're not coming forth w a favorite option now. i think part of this whole process is designed to muchstand ultimately which does make the most sense. that isn't a decision that has been made yet. i have felt like part of the reason it's been so porn is important is there's so much people have not heard of or people don't understand on a visceral level. i know for the disability community in particular sometimes it can feel like people in local care about code compliance. that's why we wanted to come forward and hear about what people's actual experiences is. whichnt and what we need come into
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compliance that's also very important to do that. we want to know what is usable and what works in practice. there's not one preferred option right now. that's what we're trying to get to from thisw? process.
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a question in the chat earlier in the presentation i don't know if you'd like to come off mute and ask your question or if you'd like me to read it. >> that's fine if you want to read it. >> his question was how you have
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been able to keep track of every biker stroller it to notice a 36ercent increase. >> we have a large batch of cell phone data. it's how we understand the cut through traffic. if you go on the story map there's information about which neighborhoods people are coming from. all of that is through anonymous cell phone data. it does give us a pretty accurate sense of what is going on there. >> chris had a comment too. >> i just wanted to add onto that as well.
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the rec park owns and maintains counters that actually passively count the people that pass by them on the roadway. there's one on the intersection of concourse and jfk. when we look at the number of people using jfk drive that's the data we're relying on. this is sophisticated enough to differrate betweendifferentiateoz between pedestrians, bikes cars, trucks. this was able to collect data both before the covid closures
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and after. >> people with mobile device, several in golden gate most of them are not wide enough for people in wheelchairs. how are you going to change that? the second question, we asked in
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the past if there is any work groupworkinggroup specifically for disability, like a working group specifically haveing them park to make sure those accessible issue is heard and fixed. my last question is that -- i
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forget my last question. let's start with those two. >> just to make sure i heard you correctly. the first question was about expanding and fixing sidewalks. >> : yes. >> i think i'm going to turn that over to l uc as. >> sure. there are some sidewalks and some paths of travel that would be potentially effected by some of these proposals. like getting into the park from fulton street. some improvements there. as far as generally in the park we know there are a lot of areas that need to be addressed.
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there are areas with cracked sidewalks and too narrow or too steep, we have gotten a lot of information from the public about areas they are concerned about. that's an on going process to prioritize those. if there are specific areas you're concerned about you can let us know myself or alex is. those are the kinds of projects or feedback that she is taking in. as far as your other question which is about a working group or panel. it's something that we talked about several months ago when we first talked about the golden
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gate park issue. you brought up that suggestion. it's something that debbie and i have spoken about. a group that helps to work with rec and park. because there's so much overlap. maybe it's something that we work on together. to have a dpreup that helps work with us on these projects could be really beneficial and make sure that we're getting the feedback and input and perspective of the disability community. >> there is no working group? >> that's correct. generally for this project is
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currently the big out reach effort that we're making. we don't specifically have a working group that's working on in general on projects. i do think it's a great idea. >> : thank you. i just remember my last question. my last question is pork, reduce projects, do you guys do a test run or do you guys rely on the public input before changing or
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making improvements. meaning. >> you're asking if we're soliciting public input. >> i'm asking if you do a drive through before making changes [indiscernible]. >> i think it depends on the
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context. sometimes there are programs that have pilots first. we use the public input from the pilot to inform the permanent decision. sometimes we solicit public input and use that before any changes are made. in this case because the closure was during the beginning of the pandemic when the city wanted to open up more green space it happened pretty quickly. now we're doing the process of soliciting public input. we learned sometimes it's challengechallenging what a situation will be like until they see it. that's one of the benefits of trying something out and getting feedback.
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before we make big changes we want to solicit input. >> thank you. opening up to the staff for questions. >> this is nicole speaking again. thanks again for coming. i wanted to clarify one piece around the community engagement working group we've taken as mod every piece we've heard from the public and funneled it back through the group.
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working group representation across a lot of community organizations in the district and around the city that helped give us the framework for some of the primary disability concerns that were talked about today. i just wanted to clarify that. we have been bringing every piece of feedback that mod have received directly. to recreation and parks and when appropriate to the county transportation authority as well. we'll continue to do that and be a resource in addition to everything that's been mentioned today. that said, i think moving forward i want to emphasize in
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agreement that mod has heard from various members of the public and various community groups that direct engagement of people with disabilities in the disability solutions is of critical importance. i want to emphasize that moving forward that would be a good approach to continue to consider. please do continue to let us know through the mayor's office of disability and all these other mechanisms that have been mentioned today give us feedback and we provide that. i also want to mention that we are in as mod we have been involved architectural review to the degree that's been necessary
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for covid compliance. for some of these solutions happening right now. we're also in weekly meetings and sometimes more frequently than weekly on the process for people with disabilities. very engaged and will continue to bring every piece of feedback we receive forward for consideration in these proposals. your feedback is very important an please continue to provide it. >> thank you. any staff member questions or comments? hearing none. i would ask the clerk can you open the meeting for the public
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to comment on this item. >> as a reminder, if you are joining the meeting on the zoom webinar platform, can you indicate you would like to make a public comment by clicking on the raised hand icon or letting us know in the q and a box. you will be recognized when it's your alternate. or can you type your public comment trectly directly into that box. additionally you can make public comment by phone. you can call (669)900-6733 and the webinar i.d is 85419550378.
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we currently have multiple members who would like to make public comment. i'll
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nothing is dealing with the area substantively west to the museum complex. there's all sorts of facilities and that's relevant in terms of being able to take not just your car or taxi or para transit van or any number of other facilities. private vehicles.
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because you're going to need parking for us to also picnic or go to the fly casting pool. during the discussion we heard somebody named christopher kid. is he with mta or rec and park. we didn't get any contact information. we heard -- it these quick oral statements of xyz.
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i don't know which agency you're with if i have a question or somebody says what's going on. contact christopher kid. you ought to put it in chat. you have to afterwards send us contact information. thank you. >> i just want to clarify. i will ask you to please put everybody in the chat everybody's contact information. i hope everybody including bob can find that information. going forward next public
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comment. >> hi. appreciate the presentation. it's a lot to digest but similar to what bob just said. there's other places in the park that what's being presented doesn't really create accessibility an inclusion for people with disabilities. i appreciate mod is trying to take in the feedback. you did out reach by doing tours and will continue doing that. i think as we work together we'll move through this
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together. i believe there are still some critical concerns here that we do need to address. i'm going to come from a perspective now that i am a person with a disability and care for my parents with disabilities. it's very difficult to access the park. bus systems don't provide access to get there. i use an adaptive bike that's an ebicycle. when i'm looking at bike racks and other things that have been mentioned there isn't bike racks for people who may ride a trytryanebike.
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i'm going to come from a per inspectperriveof aperspective of someone who doesn't drive. it would be important to have slow lanes and fast lanes because there may be cletions with different modalities being used. one other consideration charging stations would be very important. when i think about all three perspectives here with the park and getting people out of their cars. that person's mobility device is
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electric if they are traveling all the way to visit the park, they're going to be using up more battery to get there because modes of transportation. are we considering charging stations in the park so that people do not get standed. just an ideastranded.just to point out.
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>> thank you for your comment. >> hello. my name is richard. i want to talk about two things. first is conservancy of flowers. i've been up there twice and that is not ada accessible. i don't know how rec and park can say that. there are no blue parking spots there. there's no sign saying how to get into the conservancy there. i don't know how you can advertise that's ada accessible.
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if i'm missing something i'll be happy to meet you up there. i saw regular cars parking there. that's the regular way to park there. i had a car with license plates and one is too close to the barricade. it's too hard to get out. the conservancy of flowers. is having one westbound lane closest to the north side just open to cars so cars with handicap issues can drive from canyon street to conservancy west turn right and go out. they have the tree lighting this year how are people with
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disabilities supposed to see those. we have to learn to shared the road. as far as golden street, you need to have a transit lane only only. so people can feel safe getting out of their car. you have to work on the hill there. we have to learn to share. the park has to be open to everybody no matter what the disabilities are. what's going on with the garage. we don't hear anything about the garage. the lady from mta said she is going to get back to me about the garage. can we reduce the fees in the
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garage and the accessible doors. so you can push the button to get into the dia. there doesn't seem to be one overall. it seems to be a scattered process and not overall koord coordinated. >> good afternoon. i'd like to know how many
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members of the disability council are at this meeting because we only see two members. are there other members present? okay. i'd like to know where you get your idea that the five fulton line is by any way effected of whether there's a closure or not. you're showing your bias because the park and rec commission and mta you're pushing this on the disability community as if it's a done deal. i would like to remind the entire city and the disability council that we have a right to say no. it's your duty of representatives to say it is none of these plans are
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acceptable september to fully reopen jfk drive to everybody. you're trying to force us to take all these turns and have to wait for a shuttle that we can't get into. how dare you be so mean and cruel to us. and treat us like we're not human beings. you want us to wait out in the cold for a shuttle. you deprives us from seeing the light show. the art piece inside the park last winter. this is not equal treatment of other human beings. this park belongs to everybody not just the able bodied and the young. the staff people are pushing an
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agenda that is completely oppressive to the disability community. you say things that are not true. you talk about some studies you said it said p pedestrian accidents and collisions in golden gate park east of drive. twenty accidents. forty. that's 31 vehicle collisions. stop say changing the facts to suit your purposes which seems to deprive users access to the park. there's no better solution than to restore the agreement which
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is to keep the park open everyday except for every sunday and holiday and closed to cars cars. that's already a compromise. that compromise should be rein reinstated. thank you. >> thank you for your comment. all of the members are present for this public meeting. do we have anymore public comment at this time. >> we have a question that came
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in to the q and a. it says can all members of the m dc publicly disclose any affiliations with park institutions including but not limited to the museum and volunteer programs and access advisory boards. >> i will defer that -- >> we can discuss that as part of public comment debrief in your executive planning meeting. >> we do have another public comment. >> thank you.
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i'm one of the lead organizers for kid safe sf. that has been advocating for kid safe jfk. we've been working with mta to increase access to the park. through reform on the museum an the garage which is drastically under utilized. i just want to emphasize that i've spent countless hours on
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jfk in the past two years many of which with our two year old daughter as she was able to live freely without worrying about a car hitting her. i've talked with people with disabilities who travel as far as fremont to visit jfk the western end car free sections of the park. they came here specifically for the fact that these spaces were car free and they were smooth. they were able to use them without fear of getting hit by a car and peacefulness of not having car noise or exhaust nearby. there's a good chunk of the disabled community who supports
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spaces like this. we are continuing to advocate for increase access especially around parking for people with disabilities. mentioning the museum garage it's been miss managed. the board hasn't met in years. if there's anyone that can do something about the museum garage it's the museum. we'll continue to advocate for the park including for jfk and increased access. our focus is keeping the space peaceful and safe for kids and people with disabilities without the fear of getting hit by a
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car. thank you for your time. >> thank you for your comment. >> there are no other public comments at this time. >> okay. now we go on give ten seconds before next item for last call for this item.
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thank you so much for l uc as and mary. i hope we can work more on this issue in the future. let us know if you have more updates. thank you for coming. >> thank you. >> now we are moving along to item number eight. nption item report from mayor's office on disability.
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>> hello everyone. i think i'm spot lighted. i'm going to pause one moment. okay. i'm going to be reading some highlights from a written report that i have this month which i will make sure that john from the mod office gets to all the council members following this meeting and it will be poafed to theposted tothe mod website on what's called monday morning. i've organized the report a little differently this time. legislative updates resources,
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and items for m dc consideration. regarding the leblg legislative updates. those are chris explicitly listed in the report. improvements and out reach happening there. let hand use and transportation committee is going to be hearing the item it heard last month an the program item is complete. i posted the resolution from supervisor chan to the car free connection. i've listed details on the car free spaces program.
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also an item housing needs needs assessment and seniors and people with disabilities. thp council will be hearing that item at the november 19th meeting. take a look at that legislation and details related to that when you did can. at the state level. i urge you to look at senate bill 639 which is to end minimum wage in california. if you would like to prepare a supportive response or not in that particular legislation. i've also listed updates on the transportation network company access for all legislation which is conditioned to the public
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utilities commission and currently focused on of set offset requirements. yet was the first annual disability awareness month sell operation. we did highlight the work of an m cd employment subcommittee. the council may consider hearing an update at an upcoming meeting so we can hear more p about that. this weekend starting tonight is the film festival they are interactive live events. for more information it is a live digital festival.
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october 16th is the california master plan for aging master plan for ending homelessness amongst seniors and people with disabilities. this is another virtual forum. you can register via the community living campaign website. a few resource uch updates. if you're experiencing dift with dift
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difficulty with rent. you can access this information if you koant don't have access to innet or e-mail by calling three 311. covid 19 vaccine available. we expect a launch of a disability san francisco vaccination clinic at the. it will be open to all light house clients. an update on the home vaccination program. that program is still available by conducting the call center
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around the best way to access the covid 19 vaccine. the focus on the home bomb program is still on. anyone previously vaccinated who would like a third dose will be place on a wait list for more information for when we have folks available for that process. the number is (628)217-6101 i wanted to highlight a few items for future hearing items in addition to what was heard today. the better market street may be a potential topic.
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virtual meeting post emergency order request is a potential topic. as a reminder mod forwarded to the council the advocacy letter from the arcada asking for a continuation of virtual meetings. if you haven't had a chance to look at that yet please do so. questions raised in the letter and the virtual meetings of the m dc will continue until at least december 31 of this year. two more items is the empowered
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san francisco technology needs assessment and older adults is about to be released with formal recommendations with public review that expected release date is october 18, 2021. this council has been interested in that. we may want to invite folks to discuss those results. finally another agenda item for consideration could be a visit again from the department of children youth and families about the summer together program. the sf prize program and how we're accommodating and working with children and youth specifically with disabilities. that for now concludes my report. if anyone from the public would like to engage with any part of
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this report or has any questions they can e-mail us at mod at sfgov dot org. or call (415)444-6319 you can visit our home page at sfgov dot org/mod. i'll forward this report immediately following this meeting. thank you very much. >> thank you. we'll go to item number next item
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general public comment. >> we welcome the public's participation during comment period. if you want the council to respond to your comment please provide your contact information to mod at smgov dot org with the comment reply or request. to make public comment on the zoom platform you can indicate that you would like to make a
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comment by clicking on the raised hand icon. you'll be prompted when it's you're turn. you can use the feature in the q and a webinar. you can type your comment into the box and the clerk will read it it for you. if you're joining by phone. dial star nine when you want to be recognized. you'll be prompted when it's your turn to make comments. at this time members my address the council that are matters
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within the jurisdiction of the council. each member may address the council for up to three minutes. with that i see one person interested in making public comment. >> thanks for this opportunity to make a general comment. my general comment is going to be on data collection. several years ago i've been attending your meetings and speaking on communications areas which i'm glad to see that way finding and other kinds of things are being thought of now. i want to introduce something else i've been trying to bring to light. everything is data driven when plans are made in
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municipalities. because technology not being accessible and we're using different modalities. many of our base lines we're working off of is coming from an able bodied perspective. i want us to be cognizant of that. i appreciate hearing there's out reach to go out so seniors can provide you. when data is take eastbound taken off of cell phone data and we have a digital divide we may not have accuracy of people with disabilities and elderly and people who may not use different technology in our
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parks. it's not an automatic pick up with the data. i just want to reiterate that we need to be really aware of this and understand the frustration of the disability community. if we're not there in the data our voices need to be stronger as you're hearing. i hope we can continue to work together. we need to be aware that technology should be addressed at some point here so when things are data driven we're getting more accurate base lines that aren't from an ableist perspective. there's inclusive. make sure you are aware of the accessibility in this new age. i'm going to stop there. i know we can continue working on this. i just want to bring the light to the area of -- to
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understand why the community is upset. i am also upset. we're willing to work but we also need these improvements to happen and our voice heard stronger than it is. you can't be relying on data collection all the time when we were left out because of inclusivity and accessibility issues. >> thank you for your comment. any other public comment at this time. >> thank you so much. i just wanted to chime back in. i meant to mention in my previous comment i put this in the chat as well. i would be happy to connect with any members of the public and members of the council regarding jfk that you feel i or kids sf
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for the disabled community including standing in solidarity with you. i put my contact information in the chat. i'll repeat it here for anyone who is listening. luke @ kid safe i welcome anyone to reach out to me. especially happy to talk about how accessibility can be improved in the park. thank you again for all your work. >> thank you for that offer. we'll get in touch with you.
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thanks. are there any general public comment at this time? >> jennifer put in the chat another announcement regarding the october 26th forum that was mentioned in my report again. october 26th call the california state master plan on aging. ending homelessness among seniors and aging. community living campaign or also the dignity fund. sf dignity fund dot org for more
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information. >> thank you. are there any general public comment at this time? >> there are no other public comments at this time. >> thank you. now we'll go to item ten information item. can you please read any comments received by mod in the past month. >> public opinion remainsmains two
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to one to reopening jfk boulevard. i'm writing to alert all of you to the fact that an online pole conducted by the san francisco chronicle continued to show that pi aby a margin of two to one to open jfk to car traffic. it show that's keeping jfk drive closed remains deeply unpopular with sap san francisco. that is the only piece of
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correspondence we received. >> through the chair if i might remind folks that we did receive that advocate letter. if you don't have it or need us to send that again, that is formal correspondence we're sending to you around the express need for the continuation of virtual public meetings. please take a moment to review that. if you do not have it, john from our office can help get that back to you please. thank you. >> thank you. with that we move to next item. item number 11.
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any council member comments and announcements at this time? >> yes this october 15th this is world white cane safety and awareness day. i just wanted us to encourage people to recognize canes which are often used by folks with vision loss. that's all i wanted to say. >> thank you. i think that's good information. any other members has comment or announcement at this time? >> i just wanted to let the
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public know that i am hosting an event on october 20th on disability careers in tech. it's going to happen from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. pacific time. it will have asl and zoom's captioning feature. >> can can you also you also put that in the chat. >> it is, it is free to attend. >> thank you. any other council members have any other comment at this time? i have a comment or announcement
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to make. i forgot [indiscernible]. our cochair for this council. >> thank you for giving me the opportunity to be your cochair for the m dc. i will continue throughout this year and into next year 2022. we hope that as things will calm down all will go well. we can all work well together.
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thank you everyone. have a great day. >> thank you. if there's no things that announcement from the council. i want to say thank you very much. mod staff thank you for your support.
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and sfgovtv and of course my fellow council members. of course the presenters and public participation. with that i want to say have a great day and good weekend. >> i just wanted to announce that the next meeting is friday november 19th. that meeting will also be a virtual meeting. the agenda items are set as housing needs assessment data. thank you everyone.
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>> thank you. with that any opposed? >> : and thank you to the
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