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and money will be available to continue to improve this park to make it shine. it's a really hidden jewel. a lot of people don't know it's here. that was hard work. [ applause ] that was the longest earthquake i think i've ever been in. hi everyone. i'm san francisco mayor london breed and it's great to be here at the san francisco main library campus. i was just talking about how this actual physical space used to be located where the asian art museum was and it was always so dark in that building and going through those on the second floor in that beautiful room now, the card catalog and most young people don't
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necessarily probably know what that is because of technology now adays and this library over many years has adapted to technology needs of this city with electronic books. in fact, i have the app in order to download books which also include audio books that you can borrow and can we extend that pass 21 days. i have to renew, download, you know, if no one's waiting on it, can i just extend and be given a new option? but anyway, it's great to be here. the great shake out all throughout california. and let me just take this moment to acknowledge and thank all of the people who work here at the main be folks who work here not only serve the public and deal with sometimes very challenging circumstances. they were the first to raise their hands and say i want to be a disaster service worker and help my city. so thank you all so much.
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i'm so glad to see you back at work and i can tell under these masks, you're really smiling, right. and, today, we talk about earthquakes. it's really in san francisco, this is earthquake territory and it's not a matter of if the next one happens. it's a matter of when. and in 1989, we remember the giants were playing the a's in the world series. i was in the community that day and it was unbelievable. like that, i still remember where i was, how it felt like the earth shook and the aftermath of it. right. the bay bridge. everyone was like the bay bridge fell. and part of the upper deck of the bay bridge did fall. the marina was absolutely
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devastated and our city suffered a tremendous loss and as a result we have continued to push and implement not only policies for soft story buildings and high-rises and ensuring that our buildings are seismically safe, but we also want to make sure that kids and families and people know what to do not only when an earth quake happens, but make sure we're prepared. we're not only here today with michael lambert as well as marry ellen carol of the department of emergency management who would be responsible if a disaster happens, not if, but when a disaster happens and she's been leading the way on our covid response here in our city. we also have deputy chief david lizard from the san francisco police department who's responsible for the entire city and does a tremendous job as
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well as our amazing fire chief jeanine nicholson. we're in a situation -- who? oh, i'm sorry, paul. our sheriff paul miamotto is here. thank you for joining us, sheriff. all of our public safety personnel, they will be the front line of any disaster that hits san francisco. they have been at the forefront of this pandemic as well doing everything they can to serve and protect the people of san francisco, but in case of an earthquake, we come ready and prepared to do what's necessary to help support and keep people safe. but here's what you can do, you can go to because, listen, there are going to be a lot of people who may be in trouble, who may need help and our program that chief
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nicholson is very familiar with where volunteers from san francisco are trained to help in case of a disaster will be a tremendous asset when an earthquake happens and there is help needed. our police, fire, and sheriff, they'll be out there doing everything they can to help support the public and many of the city's disaster service workers who as a result of covid though what it takes in order to get prepared to distribute food and resources and other things. but ultimately. there might be someone and some people in some communities that need to just be prepared to be on your own for some time. and so is a resource where you can know the kinds of things that you need to update in your kids so that you have water and i say canned goods. so you may not need a can opener. just in case, maybe a can opener. so make sure that the things that you have in your emergency
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kit, your band aids, all of the stuff, it's not expired and you do. this is the time to remind people because we want them to do an annual check. and, secondly, i know we have technology and cellphones and people think i'm just going to call someone on my cellphone, but cellphone towers may be out. and i know this is impossible to believe, but there was a time where there weren't any cellphones and we rely on landlords so let's go back to prehistoric days when we needed those things and think about other ways in which we can communicate with our family and friends and hear the latest of what's going on. you know, power may be down, so that's when you do need a battery powered radio where you can hear what's happening and finally because usually everyone is worried about where are their loved ones. when a disaster strikes, you
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want to make sure that even if you can't communicate with an electronic device or any other way, that you designate a meeting area and a specific timing after something occurs so that you can meet up and ensure everyone is safe. this today is a reminder for our state here in california that earthquakes happen, but we are prepared. we've been through this before. we're a resilient city. we bounced back and made san francisco even a better place as a result of the '89 earthquake. when you think about the freeway that was down at the embarcadero, many people may not remember that, but it was dark, dreary, it's not a place you went unless you were in a car. now, people are loving and enjoying our water fronts and spending time down there at
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restaurants. it's a part of keeping you and your family healthy and safe and to protect our amazing city when an earth quake occurs. i want to introduce the department of public health, mary ellen carol. [ applause ] sorry. it's hard. go ahead. >> dr. colfax is on vacation. i'm mary ellen carol and the director of the department of emergency management. and, mayor, you can have my job. she really laid out exactly everything to every detail about what to do to be prepared and we are really lucky to have the leadership of this mayor who takes emergencies seriously. i'm happy that we're all here in person again on 10/21.
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we got distracted for a bit by this global pandemic, but now we're able to refocus on other things and i want to echo the mayor's words about the library staff and i know many of you are here. we could not have responded the way we did and safe the live that is we did without the hundreds of incredible library staff and so we'll all incredibly grateful. and i just want to say to my partner over here your leader is incredible and never says no to anything and is always willing to step up. and, finally, these distinguished looking partners behind me from fire and police and sheriff. these folks really are going to be the front line in an earthquake to save lives and to, you know, come to serve the public. so we're super grateful that
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they're here. you know, it is a matter of if not if, but when an earthquake happens and the mayor did such a great job of running through a lot of the things that you can do. going to is a great place to start. it's also my dad's birthday, so it always makes me remember. but i have big gallons of water in my garage and so twice a year, i change those out, once in april during the 1906 and once during this. so there's just different things that you can be thinking of. i really can't see very well, so i always really -- so for me having my extra set of glasses in a safe place especially next to my bed because otherwise i'm literally flying blind. having medication. all those little things that are important to your own
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family. finally, i just want to say that we as a city came together during the pandemic and the crisis that we went through and it was more than a second and it was really about community. and san francisco saves san francisco. i wasn't just standing here. it was about every single person here who did what they needed to do. they sacrificed. they got vaccinated. and in an event like an earthquake, it's going to be the same thing. we're really going to need to come together. what we learned during covid is that the most vulnerable among us become exponentially more vulnerable and for those of us that don't have that vulnerability, that we're safely housed and we have the means, we really need to look out for our neighbors who aren't in the same situation and i know that we will. so, again, it's so great to be here. i'm so proud to serve under this mayor and with these colleagues. and, with that, i'm going to
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turn it over to our city librarian, michael lambert. [ applause ] >> thank you, madam mayor, and thank you director carol. thank you for choosing the san francisco public library for hosting this event today. i want to thank mayor breed and all of our special guests today. chief nicholson. deputy chief lizar. pete wong is here. i want to thank all of them for their strong leadership throughout this pandemic. their steady leadership is proof that we are in the most capable hands in san francisco. and the library's been proud to partner throughout. we've been helping to keep our community safe, informed, and connected with high quality programming and collections. i want to echo the mayor and
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director carol and thank all of the library staff for their phenomenal service during covid. whether deployed as disaster service workers or holding down the fort to make sure that we can continue to deliver library services. i'm so proud of their extraordinary contributions. at the library, getting prepared for the next big one is something that we take very seriously. we've actually lost two libraries to earthquakes in the past. the old main library in 1906 and the mccreery branch in eureka valley in the 1960s. so i'm pleased to report that this main library is one of the safest buildings in the entire city now. this building has an innovative seismic design that can withstand an 8.3 magnitude earthquake. so the library's always the place to be, but particularly during the next 'big one.' so
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thank you again for coming and participating in 'the great shake out.' [ applause ] >> thank you. that's it. >> all right.
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a city like no other, san francisco has been a beacon of hope, and an ally towards lgbtq equal rights. [♪♪] >> known as the gay capital of
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america, san francisco has been at the forefront fighting gay civil rights for decades becoming a bedrock for the historical firsts. the first city with the first openly gay bar. the first pride parade. the first city to legalize gay marriage. the first place of the iconic gay pride flag. established to help cancel policy, programses, and initiatives to support trans and lgbtq communities in san francisco. >> we've created an opportunity to have a seat at the table. where trans can be part of city government and create more civic engagement through our trans advisory committee which advises our office and the mayor's office. we've also worked to really
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address where there's gaps across services to see where we can address things like housing and homelessness, low income, access to small businesses and employment and education. so we really worked across the board as well as meeting overall policies. >> among the priorities, the office of transgender initiatives also works locally to track lgbtq across the country. >> especially our young trans kids and students. so we do a lot of work to make sure we're addressing and naming those anti-trans policies and doing what we can to combat them. >> trans communities often have not been included at the policy levels at really any level whether that's local government, state government. we've always had to fend for ourselves and figure out how to
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care for our own communities. so an office like this can really show and become a model for the country on how to really help make sure that our entire community is served by the city and that we all get opportunities to participate because, in the end, our entire community is stronger. >> the pandemic underscored many of the inequities they experienced on a daily basis. nonetheless, this health crisis also highlighted the strength in the lgbtq and trans community. >> several of our team members were deployed as part of the work at the covid command center and they did incredit able work there both in terms of navigation and shelter-in-place hotels to other team members who led equity and lgbtq inclusion work to make sure we had pop-up
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testing and information sites across the city as well as making sure that data collection was happening. we had statewide legislation that required that we collected information on sexual orientation and our team worked so closely with d.p.h. to make sure those questions were included at testing site but also throughout the whole network of care. part of the work i've had a privilege to be apart of was to work with o.t.i. and a community organization to work together to create a coalition that met monthly to make sure we worked together and coordinated as much as we could to lgbtq communities in the city. >> partnering with community organizations is key to the success of this office ensuring lgbtq and gender nonconforming people have access to a wide range of services and places to go where they will be respected. o.t.i.'s trans advisory committee is committed to being that voice. >> the transgender advisory
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counsel is a group of amazing community leaders here in san francisco. i think we all come from all walks of life, very diverse, different backgrounds, different expertises, and i think it's just an amazing group of people that have a vision to make san francisco a true liberated city for transgender folks. >> being apart of the grou allows us to provide more information on the ground. we're allowed to get. and prior to the pandemic, there's always been an issue around language barriers and education access and workforce development. now, of course, the city has been more invested in to make
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sure our community is thriving and making sure we are mobilizing. >> all of the supervisors along with mayor london breed know that there's still a lot to be done and like i said before, i'm just so happy to live in a city where they see trans folks and recognize us of human beings and know that we deserve to live with dignity and respect just like everybody else. >> being part of the trans initiative has been just a great privilege for me and i feel so lucky to have been able to serve for it for so far over three years. it's the only office of its kind and i think it's a big opportunity for us to show the country or the world about things we can do when we really put a focus on transgender issues and transgender communities. and when you put transgender people in leadership positions. >> thank you, claire. and i just want to say to claire farly who is the leader
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of the office of transgender initiatives, she has really taken that role to a whole other level and is currently a grand marshal for this year's s.f. prize. so congratulations, claire. >> my dream is to really look at where we want san francisco to be in the future. how can we have a place where we have transliberation, quality, and inclusion, and equity across san francisco? and so when i look five years from now, ten years from now, i want us to make sure that we're continuing to lead the country in being the best that we can be. not only are we working to make sure we have jobs and equal opportunity and pathways to education, employment, and advancement, but we're making sure we're taking care of our most impacted communities, our trans communities of color, trans women of color, and black trans women.
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and we're making sure we're addressing the barriers of the access to health care and mental health services and we're supporting our seniors who've done the work and really be able to age in place and have access to the services and resources they deserve. so there's so much more work to do, but we're really proud of the work that we've done so far. [♪♪]
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>> we are right now in outer richmond in the last business area of this city. this area of merchants is in the most western part of san francisco, continue blocks down the street they're going to fall into the pacific ocean. two blocks over you're going to have golden gate park. there is japanese, chinese, hamburgers, italian, you don't have to cook. you can just walk up and down the street and you can get your cheese. i love it. but the a very multicultural place with people from everywhere. it's just a wonderful environment. i love the richmond district. >> and my wife and i own a café we have specialty coffee drinks, your typical lattes and mochas and cappuccinos, and for lunches, sandwiches and soup and salad. made fresh to order. we have something for everybody
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>> my shop is in a very cool part of the city but that's one of the reasons why we provide such warm and generous treats, both physically and emotionally (♪♪) >> it's an old-fashioned general store. they have coffee. other than that what we sell is fishing equipment. go out and have a good time. >> one of my customers that has been coming here for years has always said this is my favorite store. when i get married i'm coming in your store. and then he in his wedding outfit and she in a beautiful dress came in here in between getting married at lands end and to the reception, unbelievable.
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(♪♪) >> the new public health order that we're announcing will require san franciscans to remain at home with exceptions only for essential outings. >> when the pandemic first hit we kind of saw the writing on the walls that potentially the city is going to shut all businesses down. >> it was scary because it was such an unknown of how things were going to pan out. i honestly thought that this might be the end of our business. we're just a small business and we still need daily customers. >> i think that everybody was on edge. nobody was untouched. it was very silent.
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>> as a business owner, you know, things don't just stop, right? you've still got your rent, and all of the overhead, it's still there. >> there's this underlying constant sense of dread and anxiety. it doesn't prevent you from going to work and doing your job, it doesn't stop you from doing your normal routine. what it does is just make you feel extra exhausted. >> so we began to reopen one year later, and we will emerge stronger, we will emerge better as a city, because we are still here and we stand in solidarity with one another. >> this place has definitely been an anchor for us, it's home for us, and, again, we are part of this community and the community is part of us.
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>> one of the things that we strived for is making everyone in the community feel welcome and we have a sign that says "you're welcome." no matter who you are, no matter what your political views are, you're welcome here. and it's sort of the classic san francisco thing is that you work with folks. >> it is your duty to help everybody in san francisco.
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>> chair haney: this meeting will come to order. this is the november 3rd, 2021, budget and finance committee. i'm matt haney, joined by supervisor safai and gordon mar. i want to thank sfgovtv for broadcasting the meeting. >> the minutes will reflect that committee members participated through video conference to the same extent as physically present. city services essential and invite public participation in the following ways.
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public comment is available on each item on this agenda, either channel 26, 78, 99. and sfgovtv is streaming. each speaker will be allowed two minutes to speak. available by calling 1-415-655-0001. meeting i.d., 2491 382 3145 then press the symbol pound twice. when connected, you'll hear the meeting discussions, but you'll be muted. when the item of interest comes up, dial star 3. best practices are to call from a quiet location, speak clearly and slowly and turn down your television, radio or streaming device. alternatively, you may submit public comment in either of the following ways. e-mail myself, the budget and
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finance committee clerk. if you submit public comment by e-mail, it will be forwarded to the supervisors and included as part of the official file. written comments may be sent by u.s. postal service to city hall. that's 1 carlton goodlett place, room 244, san francisco, california, 94102. and finally, items acted upon today are expected to appear on the board of supervisors agenda november 9th unless otherwise stated. that concludes my announcements. >> chair haney: great. thank you. mr. clerk, can you please call item 1. >> item 1, resolution approving the 2021 grant application for the united states department of housing and urban development continuum of care program in an amount not to exceed $59.3 million and fulfilling the board of supervisors review and
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arrival process for all annual or otherwise recurring grants of $5 million or more. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item, should call 1-415-655-0001. meeting i.d., 2491 382 3145. then press pound twice. if you have not already done so, dial star 3 to line up to speak. mr. chair? >> chair haney: thank you. welcome emily cohen from the department of housing. >> good morning, chair haney. supervisor mar, thank you for having me. i'm emily cohen, the deputy director. i have a very brief presentation for you this morning about continuing our carom indication.
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before you today is a resolution authorizing h.s.h. to apply for funds in u.s. housing and urban development for the 2021 continuum of care competition. the grant amount is $59.3 million with a majority going to existing projects. and $5 million in bonus funding for new projects, including 2.4 million in resources for programs for survivors of domestic violence. to put together this application, h.s.h. worked with the homeless coordinating board which is the governing body for the continuum of care. we met to put together the list of projects. the grant focuses largely on housing projects, buildings for permanent supportive housing,
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providing rapid rehousing. the full list of projects proposed in this application are included in the legislative file. the lhcb approved our list and application during a special meeting on october 25. there is also a letter of support from the lhcb also included in the file. and then we're seeking approval today from the board to submit the final application before the hud deadline of november 16. i'm happy it take questions. >> chair haney: thank you. is there a b.l.a. report on the item? >> chair haney, we did not report on this item. >> chair haney: any questions or comments from colleagues? can we go to public comment, please? >> yes, mr. chair, operations is checking to see if there are any callers in the queue. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on
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this item, press star 3 now to be added. for those already on hold, continue to wait until the system indicates you've been unmuted and that is your cue to begin your comments. mr. akins? >> mr. clerk, there are no callers in the queue. >> thank you very much. >> chair haney: public comment is now closed. not seeing any other questions or comments from colleagues. thank you so much, ms. cohen, for your work on this. i want to make a motion to move item 1 to the full board with a positive recommendation. can we have a roll call vote, please? >> forward the item as recommended, vice chair safai? >> commissioner safai: aye. >> commissioner mar: aye. >> chair haney: aye. we have three ayes. >> chair haney: great. this will go to the full board with positive recommendation, thank you so much, ms. cohen. mr. clerk, can you call item 2?
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>> item number 2 is a resolution to retroactively approve a contract agreement between health-right 360 and the department of public health for the fiscal intermediary check-writing services in an amount not to exceed $93 million for a contract term of five years from january 1, 2021 through december 31, 2025. members of the public who wish to provide public comment, should call 1-415-655-0001. meeting i.d., 2491 382 3145. then press pound twice. if you have not already done so, please dial star 3 to line up to speak. please wait until the system indicates you've been unmuted and begin your comments. >> chair haney: thank you. we have michele ruggels from the department of public health care. >> thank you. good morning, supervisors.
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michele ruggels from the department of public health. today's item is actually -- and you have -- it's described in the legislation, but we are today actually having an amendment to an existing contract. so it would extend the contract through june 30, 2023, and increase the amount by $36 million, so a total amount of $46.7 million. and we originally introduced this item as a new agreement over a year ago. we realized we jumped the gun a bit and have a few more details to finalize with the city attorney and then the pandemic delayed our ability to complete follow-up. so this is a critical contract. we entered into a 7-month contract july 31, 2021 to ensure cash flow would continue. and then, now, ready to go again, we realized there are new
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requirements for data access. being those are so important, we added those, caused a delay, but that's later today with the retroactive approval of the amendment. while this is a new contract, it's following a solicitation project, because it's following a solicitation process it actually had the service. this has been part of d.p.h.'s portfolio for years. the purpose of this contract is to provide fiscal intermediary check-writing services. the primary usage of this contract is to pay for the board and care homes where hundreds of our behavioral health clients live. mostly, these are small mom-and-pop organizations and they're either too small, unable or unwilling to become city contractors. so the total annual funding which is done this year, but it's about $17 million.
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around $11 million is for the payment of these slots in all these homes across the city. we also have another $900,000 annually for emergency stabilization hotel rooms which we used for a variety of reasons, but to give someone a place to go, leaving the hospital sometimes. we pay for reimbursement providers who serve our clients out of counties, the foster care kids we're responsible for, but they don't live in san francisco, they still receive care. so these are the type of checks we had issued. way back when willie brown was mayor, the board and care homes were going to create their own, but that never happened, so we continue to pay this way. 360 is paid a per-check rate,
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$22. so even though this looks like a huge contract, they receive $50,000 annually in reimbursement for the work they do. we budget $80,000 up to that. i should imagine also that this is what is going on in the city sand this amount of money, there could be a concern about ensuring that these funds are all expended appropriately. so, we agree and we have a very robust and multilevel set of checks and balances with different d.p.h. staff involved. just, effect, using the boarding care homes, because that's such a large piece of this contract, the programs enter client's name, usage into a database that is printed monthly, then checked by a program person and then it's also checked by the facility for accuracy.
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and then those verified client names go to the budget unit and then all the information is checked again. even going back into the database. that invoice goes to h.r.360 for payment to the vendor. when h.r.360 invoices that, we, again, confirm their invoice to us reconciles to the invoices that we gave to them. so it's kind of that process in different -- depending on what the scenario is. this is an extremely critical contract to d.p.h. we relied on this ability to be flexible enough to pay for items that we rely on where we don't have other options. so in the period since we originally introduced it, we've spent a couple -- well, we spent time working with the city attorney. you notice that the contract term is shorter. it's june 30, 2025 -- 23.
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and in that time, what we're going to be working on with the city attorney, over time, as board and care homes have grown, we want to identify if there are any vendors who at this point in time can't stand on their own and have sufficient infrastructure and resources to become a city vendor. if that's the case, they'll be pulled out to be standalone city vendors. we're working -- each vendor has a memorandum of agreement created by h.r.360. so we're working on that too, to strengthen and make sure it meets all the city requirements. i'm happy to answer questions. i have my colleague here as well to help. >> chair haney: first, is there
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a b.l.a. report on the item? >> yes, chair haney. we do have a report. nick menard from the budget legislative office. we're reporting on the amended resolution that the department is providing which would retroactively approve the first amendment to the fiscal intermediary check-writing services between the public health and health-right 360 and this extends this from june 2021 to 2023 and increases the amount. under this agreement, health-right 360 provides check-writing services. we showed the actual and proposed $46.8 million spending of the contract on page 4 of our report. the majority of that spending is
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passed through to providers, though health-right 360 does retain $50,000 for check-writing services based on the number of checks written. we do recommend approval of the resolution and i'm happy to answer any questions. >> chair haney: thank you. supervisor safai? >> commissioner safai: thank you, chair haney and ms. ruggels for anticipating a number of the questions we sent over to your office. i'm just looking at the b.l.a. report and, so, you know, i know you highlighted the residential care facilities. you said they're about $11 million out of the annual $17 million so that leaves another $6 million. and i see in the b.l.a. report things like mental health service providers who serve mental health plan members who reside in other counties.
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wraparound service for mental health clients, including expenses such as housing and food. that makes sense to me. transportation, clothing, vocational training. emergency stabilization housing for homeless clients. i'm sure they fall under mental health. and then the one that jumped out was parent-training institute support through a family resource centers? i know many of the family resource centers in our city are vendors and they work with and contract with office of early child care as well as our department of children, youth and family. workforce development training and then other mental health and substance use disorders, it just seems a bit unorthodox. i understand the concept of the intermediary. we would have one large
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contract. it doesn't feel as though we should be operating in this way. so i'm happy to hear you say that you all will do an internal investigation. i think it's been going on for a long time. to see how many of the people that operate under this model can become direct vendors with the city. i also understand as many small businesses, i understand the mom-and-pop, board and care, we don't want to make it any harder for them to operate in san francisco. so if this is ease of flow and they don't have the back office. but i would imagine, as i said, the family resource centers and others, i would imagine they have the ability to. i wanted to give you an opportunity to comment on that. i see in the report, 2300
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checks are written annually. i just wanted a little more detail into some of the organizations that are part of this intermediary services that benefit from it besides the board and care. >> actually the parent training institute in this fiscal year, we're going to move it into a different contract, but what that is, is it's a program that is funded by many different cities departments and our portion of it funds the parent training institute where we train -- it's a training program for parents to go through. and then we also are doing the evaluation. also, though, there is some money -- if there is an essential support that is intended to reduce a barrier to
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participation in a parenting course, then they all have contracts. if there is something that they need that is above that comes out of, like, their client's participating, then that reimbursement comes from us. but that's the last case. and there is actually a whole approval process for that. but our piece -- and that's why we're moving it out of this. it's less of a -- it is emergent check-writing issues, but because it's more program tick, we're moving it into a different contract. the other types of things, we're using this year's budget, 21-22,
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almost $500,000 allocated towards private providers that like i mentioned,s we're responsible for san francisco residents and paying for their care. so if a child for example is in foster care and they're placed with a relative and they're not in the county, we're responsible to make -- >> those kinds of things make sense to me. but when i see on the list, the boys and girls clubs? for example, of san francisco. i see bridge housing for example. i mean, i see a number of different entities that are already vendors and work with the city. so some of that doesn't make sense to me. san francisco state university. san francisco recreation and park department. public library.
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parks alliance. it just -- some of these i know already have existing contracts with the city, so it's just -- um -- part of the reason why, i know supervisor haney will -- chair haney will appreciate this -- when we did the audit of all the services provided by your department, it took a year and a half for the analysis. when you have one master contract for mental health services and it doesn't shed light in a public way of all the different entities that are a part of it, i just as a legislator and policy maker, i'm trying to understand all the different tentacles of our mental health delivery system. what you said about a foster care in another county, working through these residential care facilities, many of them are
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mom-and-pop. i know them. many of them make sense to me. all you see is health-right 360. they're just the intermediary. they're just writing checks. so this to me is about bringing things out into the public eye. this, to me, is about oversight. this, to me, is about a better understanding of our entire delivery system and why some of these things are still under contract. and it sounds like you all intend to try to get a better grasp on who is being provided services in terms of if it's -- not the who, but if it fits still under this contract and should it be moved to another area? so that was one of my main concerns. and then, you know, just the oversight and responsibility. and we've -- we had a contract at dcyf yesterday that came to
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the full board that originally was not brought to the budget committee. it was a mistake on their part. city attorney and dcyf are doing a review. this was not brought to us initially because you pulled it back, kept the amount under $10 million and only used $7.5 million and now you're amending the contract to go forward. i'm just trying to shed light and to also understand if this delivery system is still the right way given some of the people that are beneficiaries under this contract. so i just wanted to giving you an opportunity to respond to that. >> no, i hear you. and we are looking more at that. the other -- i can't speak to individual random items. if i had more time -- >> yeah, i'm not asking you to -- what they're on. when i see these larger institutions and organizations that i know have the ability to work directly with the city on certain things, but you know, maybe at the end of the day it
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makes sense based on the service that they're providing on this particular thing to stay. so, i just wanted to provide more scrutiny and understanding. >> the only thing i would add and i can't speak to boys and girls club, one of the category, it's under the training, stipend, training. there is a lot of peer training. and there is the wellness activities, so if a wellness activity -- i'm making this up because i'm not sure -- goes to the zoo, then it would pay for that excursion that socializing and helping working with the clients. so that could be part of the client wraparound services which could contribute to the perception of randomness of the items. i think, coming back, what i would do is have this organized into category and then with more
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description and it would make more sense. but, again, we're using this to keep the funding going and to look more carefully at what is in here and pulling out what we can. but if it's a one-off like a zoo -- not a membership, but an entrance fee -- i'm probably using a bad example, but our city contract probably is set up for "x", so a random thing may not fit as part of x. but it does fit within the client wraparound services or stabilization needs that are emergent. but anyway, i hear what you're saying and i think -- i feel like we're in a good place and we're on the right track -- i think we provide the level of scrutiny to hear what you're saying and that's exactly what we'll be doing in this shortened
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term, strengthen the contract and your concerns. >> supervisor safai: thank you. again, i want to say, i appreciate the fact that this contract exists and i think it's an important part of our delivery and the residential care supports and the support provided to the unhoused and foster care youth is extremely important. we certainly want to have ease of flow. money getting directly to support them. thank you, mr. chair. and thank you, ms. ruggels. >> chair haney: thank you, supervisor safai. >> supervisor mar: i had a similar kind of reaction and general question to this item that supervisor safai touched on very well, so i appreciate all of that. and your responses, ms. ruggels. and, yeah, you know, i really see the need for this type of
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fiscal intermediary and check-writing arrangement with some of the service -- important service providers in our behavioral health system, but also am concerned about the scope of this -- of some of the things included and added layer of bureaucracy that could lead to problems. so i appreciate you saying that the department is looking at how to get -- support some of these providers just to help to direct -- to eliminate the need for the fiscal intermediary. i had a question around the residential care facilities since that is a core part of this. and actually, i have a question -- so you said this fiscal intermediary contract
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arrangement has been around -- the department's had this for a while. it looks like health-right 360 has been the contracted agency in recent years, but were there -- so this contract has existed to are a while, but -- for a while, but was it with a different organization? [please stand by] [please stand by]
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>> supervisor mar: and then, did you say you're working with them to create a direct contract arrangement with d.h.r.? >> i didn't mean to interrupt you. over time as entities may have become larger and had the infrastructure, what we're doing is analyzing more and pom
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with more capacity to become a city vendor, so in that way, we haven't looked at them in the sense of coming out of that contract. i haven't counted the number of vendors. there's, like, 500 vendors. >> and there's 46 to 55 vendors that we pay for 500, so -- >> supervisor mar: yeah, so any
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ways, yeah, thank you for your work on this, so -- yeah. that's all the questions i have, chair haney. >> chair haney: thank you. can we go to public comment on this item? >> clerk: yes. chair haney, operations is checking now to see if there are any callers. for those already on hold, press star, three to enter the queue, and for those who have already done so, please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted. operations, do we have any callers in the queue? >> operator: mr. clerk, there are no callers in the queue. >> clerk: mr. chair?
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>> chair haney: thank you. i think we have some amendments. do we have any comments on those? [indiscernible]. >> chair haney: okay. i want to make a motion to accept those amendments, and can we have a roll call on the motion to accept the amendments, please. >> clerk: on the motion to accept the amendments -- [roll call] >> clerk: we have three ayes. >> chair haney: great. i now would make a motion to move this item to the full board with a positive recommendation as amended. can we have a roll call vote, please. >> clerk: on the motion to forward as recommended -- [roll call] >> clerk: we have three ayes.
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>> chair haney: this'll go to the full board with a positive recommendation. and can we please go to item 3, mr. clerk. >> clerk: item 3 is an ordinance retroactively authorizing the department on the status of women to accept and expend a grant in the amount of 300,000 through the blue shield of california foundation, and amending ordinance number 166-20, to provide for the addition of one grant funded class 1820 junior administrative analyst position for the period of april 1, 2021 through march 31, 2023. members of the public who wish to provide public comment
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should dial 415-655-0001 and enter meeting i.d. 2491-382-3145. press pound and pound again, then press star, three to enter the queue and wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted to begin your comments. mr. chair? >> chair haney: and we have elise hansel to present the item. >> thank you, chair haney and supervisors. elise hansel [indiscernible] this grant will establish a multisector collaborative to engage new community leaders in the prevention of domestic violence. the city of san francisco is one of six establishments in the state to receive funding.
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our former grant enables the collaborative to form youth and focus groups in san francisco and job training programs being implemented through young community developers and we're also able to convene representatives through government, education, and the media. this grant is highly collaborative and implements four agencies and finally funds one 1820 analyst position. the resolution is retroactive because we announce and introduce the grant as soon as possible, so we're happy to answer any questions you might have about this grant.
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thank you. >> chair haney: sorry. i was on mute. is there a b.l.a. report on this report? >> chair haney, we did not report on this item. >> chair haney: obviously, a great meeting and an important thing, and we just had a hearing on domestic violence and safety in the committee last week. why don't we open this for public comment? >> clerk: yes, chair haney. operations is checking to see if there are any callers in the queue. members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item, please dial star, three now. for those already in the queue, please wait until your line has been unmuted. operations, is there any
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callers in the queue? >> operator: mr. clerk, there are no callers in the queue. >> clerk: thank you. mr. chair? >> chair haney: public comment is closed, and i make a motion to move the item to the full board with a positive recommendation. roll call vote, please. [roll call] >> clerk: we have three ayes. >> chair haney: thank you. mr. clerk, can you please call item 4? >> clerk: item 4 is a resolution authorizing the office of contract administration to enter into a sixth modification to the contract between the city and county of san francisco and m.s.c. industrial supply company,, inc. , for the purchase of industrial supplies for city departments, increasing the contract amount by $5.8 million a total contract amount not to exceed
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15.7 million and extending the term by one year and two months for a total term of may 1, 2017 through june 30, 2023. members of the public who wish to provide public comment may do so by calling 415-655-0001, entering meeting i.d. 2491-382-3145, then press pound and pound again. press star, three to enter the queue. mr. chair? >> chair haney: thank you. and i have someone here to present this item. >> thank you. good morning, supervisors. i have a very brief presentation on this item. one second. so term contract 74103 is for industrial supplies. it's with m.s.c. supply
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company. this contract was awarded in 2017 for an initial term 9.9 million. the contract does name specific manufacturers and product types, and the discount offered varies for each, from about 5% to 45%. the contract has subsequently been amended five times, to a not to exceed amount of 9.9 million and an end date of april 2022. the average monthly spend is about 190,000 per month, which
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is 1.9 million per year, and the items usually purchased on this is floor jacks, plumbing tools, and maintenance supplies. you can see the cost substantially increased during covid, and as of today, the total spend on the contract is $9.8 million, and we expect the contract balance to be depleted within the next couple of weeks. as such, m.s.c. is asking for an amendment to this contract to meet the city's business needs. the total amendment will extend the contract to an end date of
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april 30, 2023. thank you. >> chair haney: thank you. we hear the b.l.a. report, please? >> yes. thank you, chair haney. this proposed resolution authorizes the office of contract administration to enter the sixth contract modification with m.s.c. supply company, incorporated, which supplies industrial supplies for city departments. the modification increases the contract amount by $5.8 million and extends the term from april 2022 to june 2023. although the contract term is extended, o.c.a. projects that the -- the con contract term is through april 2022, the
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existing contract amount will be depleted in the next couple weeks, and so the requested increase is intended to provide contract spending authority through june 2023 or for 20 months of remaining contract term as $290,000 a month. as we show on page 8 of our report, looking at the past spending in fiscal years, it was about $190,000 amount, so we anticipate spending in the remaining contract including contingency would be 4.8 million, so we therefore recommended a reduction in the contract from 15.7 to $14.3 million and recommend approval of the contract as amended. happy to answer any questions.
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>> chair haney: thank you. before we do that, i think everyone's aware i'm going to pass it over to vice chair safai, who's going to chair the rest of the meeting and welcome supervisor stefani, who's going to sit in for me there. mr. clerk, can you do that without me? >> clerk: we can do that without you, so we may as well take the motion to excuse chair haney now. >> supervisor safai: i'd like to make a motion to excuse chair haney, supervisor haney, from the rest of the meeting. >> clerk: okay. on the motion to excuse chair haney from the remainder of the meeting -- [roll call]
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>> clerk: we have three ayes. >> chair haney: great. thank you. >> supervisor safai: thank you. >> okay. now back to this item, mr. chair, have we had public comment yet? >> clerk: not yet, mr. vice chair. >> supervisor safai: can we have public comment, please? >> clerk: sure. members of the public who wish to provide public comment, please press star, three now. for those who have already done so, wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted. operations, are there any callers in the queue? >> operator: mr. clerk, there are no callers in the queue. >> clerk: mr. chair? >> supervisor safai: okay. unless you have any questions,
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supervisor mar, i'd like to make a motion. supervisor stefani? so i'd like to make a motion to send this item to the full board. roll call, please. >> clerk: mr. vice chair, we need a motion to accept the amendments. >> supervisor safai: motion to accept the amendments as stated by the b.l.a. >> clerk: on the amendment -- [roll call] >> clerk: we have three ayes. >> supervisor safai: great. and now, a motion to send this item to the full board with a positive recommendation. >> clerk: as amended? >> supervisor safai: yes. >> clerk: on the motion to send to the full board as amended -- [roll call] >> clerk: we have three ayes.
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>> supervisor safai: great. please call the next item, mr. chair. >> clerk: item number 3 is a resolution authorizing the office of contract administration to enter into a fifth amendment to the contract between the city and county and buckles smith electric company for the purchase of electrical supplies and fixtures for city
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departments, increasing the contract amount by 5.4 million for a total not to exceed amount of 15.3 million and extending the term by one year from june 30, 2022 for a total contract duration of six years of july 5, 2017 through june 30, 2023. members of the public who wish to provide public comment can call 415-655-0001, meeting i.d. 2491-382-3145 then press pound and pound again. mr. vice chair? >> supervisor safai: and i believe we have [indiscernible] here to present the item. >> yes. as i just said, [indiscernible] here to present the item. i have a brief presentation for you. this item was for 5 million initially and an initial term of three years.
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the contract is also a catalog contract, so the pricing to the city is based on specified percentage discounts, on this contract, the discounts offered vary from 50% to 90%. the contract passed and subsequently amended four times for a not to exceed amount of $9.9 million and expiring april 30, 2022. this is heavily used by our city departments with an average spend of $175,000 per month, and the items purchased on this contract include such things as electrical wires and cables, conduits, lamps, and fixtures, and electrical controls. as of today, the total spend on this contract is $11.9 million, and we expect the contract amount to be depleted in the next month or so.
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we are now requesting your approval for an amendment to the contract to meet the city's business needs. this amendment will extend the duration by one year to an end date of june 30, 2023, and we also, for this agreement, agree with the budget and legislative analyst's recommendation to extend the not to exceed amount commensurate with expected usage. >> supervisor safai: great. thank you. can we have the b.l.a. report on this item? >> thank you. the office of contract administration recommends to enter into the fifth extension between the city and county
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with buckles smith and extends the contract through june 30, 2023. although the contract ends in june 2022, o.c.a. is projecting that the spending authority on this contract will be depleted in the next couple of weeks, and so the 5.5 million is expected to cover the next 20 months of spending. as we show on page 12 of our report, the average actual monthly spending over the past two fiscal years is $175,000, so we used this figure, and we project remaining spending on the contract will be 4.4 million rather than 5.4 million, so we recommended a reduction from 15.3 million to 13.9 million as shown in our
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report, and recommend the resolution as amended. happy to answer any questions. >> supervisor safai: thank you, mr. menard. mr. clerk, any members of the public wish to comment on this item? >> clerk: thank you, mr. vice chair. operations is checking to see if there are any callers in the queue. members of the public, please press star, three to enter the queue. members of the public who have already done so, please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted. operations, are there any callers? >> clerk: mr. clerk, there are no callers. >> clerk: mr. vice chair? >> supervisor safai: thank you. public comment is closed. i'd like to make a motion to accept the amendments as proposed. roll call vote. >> clerk: on that motion as proposed --
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[roll call] >> clerk: we have three ayes. >> supervisor safai: thank you. and now i'd like to make a motion to send this to the full board with a positive recommendation. >> clerk: to forward to the full board as amended -- [roll call] >> clerk: we have three ayes. >> supervisor safai: great. thank you, miss curella. mr. clerk, please call the next item. >> clerk: yes. item 6 is an item -- actually, hold on. that might be -- >> supervisor safai: actually, there's no retroactive. >> clerk: i'm sorry. one second. >> supervisor safai: that's okay. take your time.
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>> clerk: item 6 is an ordinance authorizing the municipal transportation agency to set parking indicates at the kezar stadium parking lot and golden gate park underground parking facility in accordance with park code provisions that authorize sfmta rate setting on park property, making conforming edits to the park code, increasing parking rates for berth holders at the ma reason asmall craft harbor, and affirming the planning department's determination under ceqa -- marina small craft harbor, and affirming the planning department's determination under ceqa. members of the public who wish to provide public comment, dial
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415-655-0001, meeting i.d. 2491-382-3145, then press pound and pound again. mr. vice chair? >> supervisor safai: thank you. we have supervisor peskin joining us and supervisor mar who wish to make some comments on this item today, so thank you for joining us today. supervisor peskin? >> supervisor peskin: thank you, mr. vice chair. i have amendments to supervisor safai just referred to that are before you. a couple of those are good
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suggestions by the city attorney and covered in the legislative digest, specifically clarifying that the park patrol has the authority to enforce the park code and issue citations. that is something that a deputy city attorney remembered that former city attorney buck delventhal thought should be clarified, a couple of pieces of cleanup. what it also does and i mentioned at the full board is insofar as this cedes board of supervisors authority to the m.t.a. on park property, it does require that once the
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m.t.a. -- or when the m.t.a. sets forth their dynamic pricing model, that that would be approved by the board of supervisors in the future. so that is the sum and substance of the amendments before you. i understand and i believe that supervisor chan has voiced her support for the amendments, and if not, i would ask that you would adopt those amendments and send them to the full board. >> supervisor safai: thank you, supervisor, for calling out those amendments. since we received them just in the last half hour, can you just point out where they are? >> supervisor peskin: yes. on page 3, starting at line 1, the language that the board of supervisors requests that the m.t.a. and rec and park provide
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further information regarding how the rates shall be set. rate setting shall commence after the board has adopted a resolution finding that the park rates comply with the resolution requirements -- >> supervisor safai: and that has to do with the dynamic part that you're referring to, the dynamic rate setting? >> supervisor peskin: correct, and the rates are currently set forth on page 5 and 6. >> supervisor safai: great. got it, hourly parking rates. got it. okay. and then, the other part that you have? >> supervisor peskin: the other stuff that i referred to is section 10.01 on page number 5, which clarifies that the park patrol has the authority to
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issue citations and the additional language that i referenced is one moment, please -- >> supervisor safai: i think it was right under the last section that you just read before, about nothing that precedes the lease dated -- or was that already in there? >> supervisor peskin: i think that was already in there is my recollection. >> supervisor safai: okay. got it. >> supervisor peskin: that happened along the way of this torturous legislation got -- as the deputy city attorney got involved. >> this is the deputy city
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attorney. the language you are speaking of is at the bottom of page 4. >> supervisor safai: that was the amendment itself, the otherwise a, and then, it goes into section 6.0 c, d, e, f, and g. >> supervisor peskin: and mr. acting chair, i want to thank the deputy city attorney for his drafting work and ask if there's anything that i failed to mention? >> supervisor safai: yes. >> no, i think that's as you laid out today. [indiscernible]. >> supervisor safai: got it, and the hourly rates -- >> supervisor peskin: sorry.
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that's what the committee recommended and are unchanged. >> supervisor safai: got it, and then, the golden gate concourse is also referenced in there, as well. >> supervisor safai: each weekday for $5 an hour. got it. okay. any members of the committee have any questions for supervisor peskin or comments? deputy city attorney pearson, do you have anything you would like to add? >> ms. pearson: i do. under the charter, the board may not amend an ordinance that's been introduced by the mayor to advise or consent decree, but i understand there's someone from the
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mayor's office here to speak to that, and you can presume that they're on board with that. >> supervisor safai: just because you said it so quickly, i want to read it back so the public gets it, the amendment affects fees proposed by the mayor. the board cannot, without the mayor's consent, change any fees that have been proposed by the mayor. is that what you just said? >> ms. pearson: under the charter, the mayor may [indiscernible] and when the mayor does that, the board may reject or approve the legislation. the amendment here addresses both sections, so to the extent that the board wants to amend the consent [indiscernible].
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>> supervisor safai: okay. got it. and mr. clerk, is there someone -- there she is. the mayor's budget director. would you like to provide comment and provide the mayor's consent? >> yes. ashley [indiscernible], the mayor's budget director. the mayor does approve of the amendments and approves of the matter moving forward today. >> supervisor safai: okay. great. is supervisor chan here, supervisor chan or anyone from her office? okay. doesn't look that way. why don't we first make a motion -- i'll make a motion to accept the amendment as read in the record by supervisor peskin. mr. clerk? >> clerk: ahead of that, mr.
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vice chair, we should take public comment. >> supervisor safai: can we just do the amendments first and just do public comment, please? >> clerk: unfortunately not. >> supervisor safai: okay. >> supervisor mar: before we go to public comment, can i make a couple of comments? >> supervisor safai: yes, supervisor mar, please. >> supervisor mar: yes, i want to thank supervisor peskin for the amendment to maintain some board oversight over the rate setting and also to clarify and strengthen penalties, but i guess i just had a question around just the timeline and more the process for rec and park to come up with new rates,
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yeah, particularly at the golden gate park garage because this obviously is connected to the discussion and decision making that's coming up around what to do with the car free j.f.k. drive and situation in the pandemic. and i'm fully supportive of supervisor chan's stated goal of reduced or even waved parking fees for the folks who would be most impacted by a car free j.f.k. drive, but i just want to understand the timeline and process for coming up with the new rates that would hopefully include fee waivers or parking fee waivers for people that need access. and i don't know -- it looks like nobody from rec and park is really here, right, to
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answer that question. >> supervisor safai: there's 24 people on the call, so we may or may not have someone from rec and park. mr. clerk, is there anyone here from rec and park here today? >> clerk: mr. chair, i don't see anyone from rec park, nor did we receive a request from them. >> supervisor safai: okay. deputy city attorney pearson, are these amendments substantive? >> ms. pearson: yes, they are. >> supervisor safai: okay. so because they are substantive, this item will automatically be continued one week, so supervisor mar, we can
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have someone from rec park talk about the proposed fees and additional items. any other comments or concerns? supervisor steph -- stefani, supervisor mar? supervisor peskin? >> supervisor peskin: i did just get a text message from sarah madeleine who said if someone can invite her, she is happy to jump on. >> supervisor safai: mr. clerk, can you send her an invitation? you probably have her contact information. >> clerk: yes. i just sent her an invitation to sign on. >> supervisor safai: i want to
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thank supervisor peskin for addressing this issue. i think it's somebody deals with when they get to the issue. representing a district with a lot of working families, being asked to take $4 or $5 an hour is going to be cost prohibitive, so i'm happy that there's going to be a conversation around dynamic parking and all the street closures. i think that should be part of the conversation, so appreciate your work, supervisor peskin, and supervisor chan, for
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continuing the conversation. miss madeleine, would you like to give -- supervisor mar had asked about the idea of dynamic pricing and some of the fees associated with parking. would you like to comment on that? >> sure. [indiscernible]. >> supervisor safai: you might want to increase your microphone or get closer -- [indiscernible]. >> supervisor safai: okay. we hear you better but you kind of faded out. >> my apologies. sarah madeleine from the recreation and parks department. to supervisor mar, i want to make sure we understood your question, which is how quickly we would work with the m.t.a. to develop the pricing parameters, is that right?
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yes, specifically to the golden gate parking garage and j.f.k. drive -- car free j.f.k. drive. just understanding the timeline for the pricing for the garage. >> once given authority to work with the m.t.a., we should be able to develop that scope very quickly. we work with the m.t.a. and manage five other garages in the city [indiscernible] so in terms of coming up with the pricing scheme that quickly, as
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you know, this parking garage [indiscernible] i am getting bad network quality. can you all hear me? >> supervisor safai: no, we can hear you. >> okay. good. so we have to work with the nonprofit partners, gather information from them in terms of occupancy and revenue, work to analyze that, and then provide the recommendations. so it will take a little longer than the normal process, but our hope is to try to have it coincide and impact the j.f.k. closure, which the current process with that, we expect to be before the board in early 2022. >> supervisor mar: all right. thank you, chair. so you're saying that you hope
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to have proposed new or new pricing for the golden gate garage before j.f.k. drive? >> yes. >> supervisor mar: okay. >> supervisor safai: thank you, miss madeleine, for joining us on such short notice. any other questions or comments from committee members before we go to public comment? please. mr. clerk, can you please call public comment for this item? >> clerk: thank you, mr. vice chair. operations is checking to see if we have any public callers in the queue. members of the public who have not already done so, press star, three to enter the queue. for those who have already done so, please wait until the system indicates you have been unmuted to begin your comments. operations? >> operator: mr. clerk, we have
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no callers in the queue. >> clerk: thank you. mr. vice chair? >> supervisor safai: thank you. public comment is closed. i'd like to make a motion to accept the amendments. >> clerk: thank you. on the motion -- [roll call] >> clerk: we have three ayes. >> supervisor safai: thank you. and because these amendments are substantive, i'd like to make a motion to continue these items to the next meeting. >> clerk: on the motion to continue these items to the next meeting -- amended items -- [roll call]
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>> supervisor peskin: thank you, colleagues. >> supervisor safai: mr. clerk, are there any other items before this committee today? >> clerk: mr. vice chair, that concludes our business. >> supervisor safai: then i make a motion to adjourn. >> clerk: thank you, mr. vice chair. we are adjourned.
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>> my background is in engineering. i am a civil engineer by training. my career has really been around government service. when the opportunity came up to serve the city of san francisco, that was just an opportunity i really needed to explore. [♪♪♪] [♪♪♪] i think it was in junior high and really started to do well in math but i faced some really interesting challenges. many young ladies were not in
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math and i was the only one in some of these classes. it was tough, it was difficult to succeed when a teacher didn't have confidence in you, but i was determined and i realized that engineering really is what i was interested in. as i moved into college and took engineering, preengineering classes, once again i hit some of those same stereotypes that women are not in this field. that just challenged me more. because i was enjoying it, i was determined to be successful. now i took that drive that i have and a couple it with public service. often we are the unsung heroes of technology in the city whether it is delivering network services internally, or for our broadband services to low income housing. >> free wi-fi for all of the residents here so that folks have access to do job searches,
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housing searches, or anything else that anyone else could do in our great city. >> we are putting the plant in the ground to make all of the city services available to our residents. it is difficult work, but it is also very exciting and rewarding our team is exceptional. they are very talented engineers and analysts who work to deliver the data and the services and the technology every day. >> i love working with linda because she is fun. you can tell her anything under the sun and she will listen and give you solutions or advice. she is very generous and thoughtful and remembers all the special days that you are celebrating. >> i have seen recent employee safety and cyber security. it is always a top priority. i am always feeling proud working with her.
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>> what is interesting about my work and my family is my experience is not unique, but it is different. i am a single parent. so having a career that is demanding and also having a child to raise has been a challenge. i think for parents that are working and trying to balance a career that takes a lot of time, we may have some interruptions. if there is an emergency or that sort of thing then you have to be able to still take care of your family and then also do your service to your job. that is probably my take away and a lot of lessons learned. a lot of parents have the concern of how to do the balance i like to think i did a good job for me, watching my son go through school and now enter the job market, and he is in the medical field and starting his career, he was always an intern.
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one of the things that we try to do here and one of my takeaways from raising him is how important internships are. and here in the department of technology, we pride ourselves on our interns. we have 20 to 25 each year. they do a terrific job contributing to our outside plant five or work or our network engineering or our finance team. this last time they took to programming our reception robot, pepper, and they added videos to it and all of these sort of things. it was fun to see their creativity and their innovation come out. >> amazing. >> intriguing. >> the way i unwind is with my photography and taking pictures around the city. when i drive around california,
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i enjoy taking a lot of landscapes. the weather here changes very often, so you get a beautiful sunset or you get a big bunch of clouds. especially along the waterfront. it is spectacular. i just took some photos of big server and had a wonderful time, not only with the water photos, but also the rocks and the bushes and the landscapes. they are phenomenal. [♪♪♪] my advice to young ladies and women who would like to move into stem fields is to really look at why you are there. if you are -- if you are a problem solver, if you like to analyse information, if you like to discover new things, if you like to come up with alternatives and invent new practice, it is such a fabulous opportunity. whether it is computer science or engineering or biology or medicine, oh, my goodness, there
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are so many opportunities. if you have that kind of mindset i have enjoyed working in san francisco so much because of the diversity. the diversity of the people, of this city, of the values, of the talent that is here in the city. it is stimulating and motivating and inspiring and i cannot imagine working anywhere else but in san all right. on 5, 5, 2, 1 you innovation on or was on over 200 years they went through extensive innovations to the existing green new metal gates were installed our the perimeter
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9 project is funded inform there are no 9 community opportunity and our capital improvement plan to the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood it allows the residents and park advocates like san franciscans to make the matching of the few minutes through the philanthropic dungeons and finished and finally able to pull on play on the number one green a celebration on october 7, 1901, a skoovlt for the st. anthony's formed a club and john then the superintendent the golden gate park laid out the bowling green are here sharing meditates a permanent green now and then was opened in 1902 during the course the 1906 san francisco
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earthquake that citywide much the city the greens were left that with an ellen surface and not readers necessarily 1911 it had the blowing e bowling that was formed in 1912 the parks commission paid laying down down green number 2 the san francisco lawn club was the first opened in the united states and the oldest on the west their registered as san francisco lark one 101 and ti it is not all fierce competition food and good ole friend of mine drive it members les lecturely challenge the stories some may be true some not memories of past winners is reversed presbyterian on the
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wall of champions. >> make sure you see the one in to the corner that's me and. >> no? not bingo or scrabble but the pare of today's competition two doreen and christen and beginninger against robert and others easing our opponents for the stair down is a pregame strategy even in lawn bowling. >> play ball. >> yes. >> almost. >> (clapping). >> the size of tennis ball the
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object of the game our control to so when the players on both sides are bold at any rate the complete ends you do do scoring it is you'll get within point lead for this bonus first of all, a jack can be moved and a or picked up to some other point or move the jack with i have a goal behind the just a second a lot of elements to the game. >> we're about a yard long. >> aim a were not player i'll play any weighed see on the inside in the goal is a minimum the latter side will make that arc in i'm right-hand side i play my for hand and to my left if i wanted to acre my respect i extend so it is arced to the
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right have to be able to pray both hands. >> (clapping.) who one. >> nice try and hi, i'm been play lawn bowling affair 10 years after he retired i needed something to do so i picked up this paper and in this paper i see in there play lawn bowling in san francisco golden gate park ever since then i've been trying to bowl i enjoy bowling a very good support and good experience most of you have of of all love the people's and have a lot of have a lot of few minutes in mr. mayor the san francisco play lawn bowling is in golden gate park we're sharing meadow for
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more information about the club including free lessons log. >> shop and dine the 49 challenges residents to do they're shopping with the 49ers of san francisco by supporting the services within the feigned we help san francisco remain unique and successful and rib
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rant where will you shop the shop and dine the 49 i'm e jonl i provide sweets square feet potpie and peach cobbler and i started my business this is my baby i started out of high home and he would back for friends and coworkers they'll tell you hoa you need to open up a shop at the time he move forward book to the bayview and i thinks the t line was up i need have a shop on third street i live in bayview and i wanted to have my shop here in bayview a quality dessert shot shop in my neighborhood in any business is different everybody is in small banishes there are homemade
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recess pesz and ingredients from scratch we shop local because we have someone that is here in your city or your neighborhood that is provide you with is service with quality ingredients and quality products and need to be know that person the person behind the products it is not like okay. who . >> the san francisco carbon fund was started in 2009. it's basically legislation that was passed by the board of supervisors and the mayor's office for the city of san francisco. they passed legislation that said okay, 13% of the cost of the city air travel is going to go into a fund and we're going to use the money in that fund to do local projects that are going to mitigate and sequester greenhouse gas emission.
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the grants that we're giving, they're anywhere from 15,000 to, say, $80,000 for a two year grant. i'm shawn rosenmoss. i'm the development of community partnerships and carbon fund for the san francisco department of environment. we have an advisory committee that meets once or twice a year to talk about, okay, what are we going to fund? because we want to look at things like equity and innovative projects. >> i heard about the carbon fund because i used to work for the department of environment. i'm a school education team. my name is marcus major. i'm a founding member of climate action now. we started in 2011. our main goal it to remove carbon in the public
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right-of-way on sidewalks to build educational gardens that teach people with climate change. >> if it's a greening grant, 75% of the grant has to go for greening. it has to go for planting trees, it has to go for greening up the pavement, because again, this is about permanent carbon savings. >> the dinosaur vegetable gardens was chosen because the garden was covered in is afault since 1932. it was the seed funding for this whole project. the whole garden,ible was about 84,000 square feet, and our project, we removed 3,126 square feet of cement. >> we usually issue a greening rft every other year, and that's for projects that are going to dig up pavement, plant trees, community garden, school
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garden. >> we were awarded $43,000 for this project. the produce that's grown here is consumed all right at large by the school community. in this garden we're growing all kinds of organic vegetables from lettuce, and artichokes. we'll be planting apples and loquats, all kinds of great fruit and veggies. >> the first project was the dipatch biodiesel producing facility. the reason for that is a lot of people in san francisco have diesel cars that they were operating on biodiesel, and they were having to go over to berkeley. we kind of the dog batch preferentials in the difference between diesel and biodiesel. one of the gardens i love is
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the pomeroy rec center. >> pomeroy has its roots back to 1952. my name is david, and i'm the chamber and ceo of the pomeroy rehabilitation and recreation center. we were a center for people with intellectual and development cal disabilities in san francisco san francisco. we also have a program for individuals that have acquired brain injury or traumatic brain injury, and we also have one of the larger after school programs for children with special needs that serves the public school system. the sf carbon fund for us has been the launching pad for an entire program here at the pomeroy center. we received about $15,000. the money was really designed to help us improve our garden
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by buying plants and material and also some infrastructure like a drip system for plants. we have wine barrels that we repurposed to collect rain water. we actually had removed over 1,000 square feet of concrete so that we could expand the garden. this is where our participants, they come to learn about gardening. they learn about our work in the greenhouse. we have plants that we actually harvest, and eggs from our chickens that we take up and use in cooking classes so that our participants learn as much as anybody else where food comes from. we have two kitchens here at the pomeroy center. one is more of a commercial kitchen and one is more setup like a home kitchen would be, and in the home kitchen, we do a lot of cooking classes, how to make lasagna, how to comsome
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eggs, so this grant that we received has tremendous value, not only for our center, for our participants, but the entire community. >> the thing about climate, climate overlaps with everything, and so when we start looking at how we're going to solve climate programs, we solve a lot of other problems, too. this is a radical project, and to be a part of it has been a real honor and a privilege to work with those administrators with the sf carbon fund at the department of environment. >> san francisco carbon grant to -- for us, opened the door to a new -- a new world that we didn't really have before; that the result is this beautiful garden. >> when you look at the community gardens we planted in schools and in neighborhoods, how many thousands of people now have a fabulous place to walk around and feel safe going
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outside and are growing their own food. that's a huge impact, and we're just going to keep rolling that out and keep rolling that all right. good afternoon everyone. i'm san francisco mayor london breed. and i am joined by the chancellor of san francisco state university lei mahoney
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and the superintendent of the san francisco unified school district dr. matthews and we are making what i think is an extraordinary announcement. many of you know that here in san francisco. 83% of san franciscans have been vaccinated. but you know who's leading the way? our kids. so that is absolutely remarkable and i'm really proud of all of our kids who are stepping up and doing their part because what we want to do is, of course, get our institutions of higher learning as well as the school district and many of our schools that are open, we want them to stay open and we want the teachers, we want the administrators, we want the janitors and all of
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the folks who work in the schools and our kids to be safe and so far so good right, dr. matthews. now, we are on the west side of town of san francisco, state university and i can tell everyone we're on the west side because usually we have all the clouds in the air. but that's how we like it in san francisco. san franciscans love the fog. we love the clouds. we love the comforts of being apart of a community that really is an extraordinary community. a number of students here are happy to return to campus and so many kids are happy to go back to school. i'm sure many of you who have children or those who encounter, the first thing i asked are you happy that you're back in school and now back in the day, with us as kids, we probably would have said no unless we went through a global pandemic and every kid is like, yes, i'm so happy. all of the things that we used
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to do. that's really remarkable. and, today, our special announcement is something that as i said i think is extraordinary because and we have dr. baba here from the department of public health. thank you for your work and for being here as well. our announcement here today is really because we want to get more kids vaccinated and the announcement today is that san francisco state university is offering a chance for people who are vaccinated and plan to get vaccinated to enter into a drawing that would allow for free full four-year ride at san francisco state university. that is something worth clapping for. so we're talking about a full ride and so those of you who have already went to college or
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who are enrolled in college, this does not include you. this only includes our kids ages 12-17 who can go to a number of sides which we're going to talk about where you can register as long as you show proof of vaccination and those who are still holding out and waiting to get vaccinated. here's your chance at a whole ride in your back yard at san francisco state university. this is an extraordinary partnership between san francisco unified school district and san francisco state because, yes, we want our kids to be fully vaccinated, but most importantly, we also want them to have access to a higher education and one that is affordable. i know so many kids in san francisco choose san francisco state as an option to attend college including our own dr. vince matthews who is probably an alumni here at san francisco state. so it's not too late for that
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other 10% of kids age 12-17. here's your shot. don't miss your shot like hamilton. i'm not throwing away my shot. well, go get your shot. go get your vaccine and make sure that you enter to be apart of this drawing where ten lucky students from san francisco unified school district will be selected to attend san francisco state university on a free ride and i can't think of a better incentive than that in order to be apart of what i think is an incredible institution that has been apart of the fabric of san francisco for so many years. with that, i want to introduce the superintendent of the san francisco unified school district who's been really an extraordinary leader during difficult times and who is here as an alumni, a proud alumni of not just san francisco state, but also public schools like i am here in san francisco. ladies and gentlemen, please
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welcome dr. vincent matthews. >> thank you, mayor breed for those kind words. good afternoon everyone, i am absolutely thrilled to be here back on what i consider my campus. i am a proud alumni of san francisco state. i have three degrees from here. my masters and my doctorate all from san francisco state. so i'm very proud and humbled to be here today. i was just thinking on the ride over, it was back in -- the summer of 1982, i was at a cross roads in my life. i just graduated from city college. i was working. i was a checker at lucky's, so i was making a pretty good salary and i was going to try to figure out what i was going to do for the rest of my life. was i going to continue at lucky's or was i going to do something different. so what i did at that point, i applied for at that point what
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was called cal grant aid. if i got the cal grant, then i was going to come to san francisco state. what actually happened was those dollars gave me hope. once i got the dollars in hand, i came to san francisco state and i just told you. i have no doubt, if i did not have those dollars, the dollars from cal grant a, i would not be standing in front of you today. what's happening right now is the opportunity for scholarships and for the students who eventually will get these scholarships. this is the opportunity. this is hope for them. so i'm so proud of the city, san francisco state and the district partnering together to make this happen for our youth. dollars, funding, partnership. it's another thing to know that you have the dollars to make it happen. i'm so extremely grateful for san francisco state as i said for our great city of san francisco and for our school district to come together to make this happen for our youth.
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one of the things i said at the beginning of this pandemic is we have to take care of each other. we can, you know, it's like people in a row boat, you can get in the row boat and you can argue with each other or you can figure out how we're going to take care of each other and how we're going to support each other. one of the additional things i said is one of the ways we can take care of each other is by getting vaccinated. that's so critical. you take care of yourself, but not only yourself, you take care of your neighbor to get vaccinated. as the mayor said, our young people, 90% have gotten vaccinated, but we want 100%. our young people are leading the way and we are going to do everything we can to encourage them to make that happen. these scholarships as they come forward are san francisco state, the city, the district giving back which we all should do. it's also us taking care of each other and that's why this event today is so important. we want you to get vaccinated, number one, and here's an opportunity for you to get as
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you heard a full ride to san francisco state. the greatest institution in the history of human kind. it's an opportunity for us to give back and make sure students have the schools they need to thrive in the 21st century. i'm so proud of being here and being apart of this partnership and now i'd like to introduce someone who keeps all of our city scholars at the forefront of the president of san francisco state lei mahomey. >> thank you superintendent matthews. i just want to thank you all for joining us today and especially our partner san francisco mayor, the honorable london breed. my favorite at the moment alumnus, you're all my favorite, san francisco unified school district superintendent matthews. we also have dr. baba from the san francisco department of public health. alex wong is here representing
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senator scott weaner's office and i want to thank in particular the san francisco state university foundation board of directors and chair kimberly brandon. as the superintendent mentioned, access is important, but dollars are important. and so i want to thank the san francisco state university board of directors and chair kimberly brandon for supporting this program. we couldn't have done it without them. we are so proud to be here today to join the san francisco department of public health, the mayor's office and san francisco unified schools in partnering to make sure we get vaccinated. it has been a pleasure to be a president of a university in which the mayor and the department of public health led the nation in its response to the pandemic. not just the state, but the nation. and this is just another step in that direction. the san francisco state, we took the need to get vaccinated very seriously and all of my appeals, we've required
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vaccination for in-person activities in the fall. we went further modelling ourselves after the city and the department of public health. we require that our students provide actual proof of vaccination. we would not let them in a class on the first monday of classes had they not provided that proof of vaccination and just as we keep talking about our young people leading the way, our students led the way. over 98% of san francisco state is participating in-person face-to-face activities this fall are vaccinated and have provided that. this is more incentive for our young people to lead the way. among many of the consequences of the pandemic that we all worry about, i worry about in particular what it's going to do to the rate of college attendance. we have seen proof across the state that attended the community colleges has declined and in particular, there are concerns be about college goingness among our black and latinx students in the state.
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so this program is an attempt to do two things. it is to support the city in its efforts to get us back to normal by getting us as close to 100% as we can of vaccination rates. it's also about reminding students that there's nothing more important as they do their own upward mobilities and i appreciated the superintendent's story about the moment in which the availability of a grant made a difference for him. in san francisco state, we are particularly proud of our role as an engine of upward mobility and educational equity and, in fact, in the west by world news and report for our work in the upward mobility of our graduates. these scholarships provide us an opportunity to further public health goals and as importantly, help the city and san francisco unified by building the next generation of
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leaders for the city's workforce. so again, we're grateful to the partnerships that were expressed today and i want to thank those of san francisco state and the city. i haven't been here for more than five minutes. it is now my pleasure to introduce dr. baba from the san francisco department of public health who she serves as a deputy director. thank you. >> thank you, president mahoney. this is such an exciting day and we cannot be more grateful for the everies around getting scholarships out to this cohoard. over 90% fully vaccinated, that's just incredible and that's really a tribute to both them as well as their parents. so if there's a way that we can give back and save them a little bit on their educational cost, i think that's more than enough reward.
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we know that the 12% cohort as well as children in general have been through a lot throughout the pandemic. and, you know, the way to recover is to get them back together, to get them back into school and society be with the community so they can be out and volunteering and working and being with their friends. vaccination has been critical as part of that effort. we are really excited about this program. i want to mention the fact that our community-based partners have done a lot to make sure that the work gets out to our young population and we have over 100 vaccine sites to create low barrier access to vaccinations for the entire community. i think one of the things we know is that incentives can work in certain circumstances. we've hit 90% in this this age group, but a little bit more of a push so we can get as close that 98% of the students are
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here and vaccinated. and i just want to say that, you know, i think one of the things that we all should offer is hope for the future and that there is hope for the future. we are ready to be out of this pandemic. we are ready to return back to life and school is part of that life and growing up and going to college is one of the things that a lot of people and kids look forward to. so i'm really excited to be part of this. and thank you for their work on this. [ applause ] >> we are now happy to answer any questions you might have either for the department of public health, the mayor, we also have folks in the audience who can help with specifics as well. >> i have a question as a mother. considering we have so many kids who are vaccinated, i'm
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wondering there might be more the 12 and under, 11 and under. [inaudible] the state and the city the state of emergency in the city. >> we really want to get that vaccine approved for them right, dr. baba. do you have someone under 12 at home? you're asking for others. >> for others. >> i'm still going to get asked by potential students what's step one and step two how to go about. >> i hope you'll correct me if i'm wrong. we have things set up all across the city. we'll do that annually and run that against our add missions records. one of those schools have their tuition covered for eight consecutive terms. >> do you mean physical or online? >> the physical site.
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we're going to send them out. >> thank you. >> placed across the city. >> i'm from the san francisco examiner. we know people from all walks of life and also the age group between 25 to 34 is really the lowest vaccinated age group right now. so can you talk about why this is specifically for the age group that it was and kind of what your thoughts are with kind of getting that younger adult age group vaccinated too. >> we're focused on this group because they are so far our largest incoming students. we'll see how this was. we'll see incentives for transfer students, but we started with students because this is the they are most likely to attend and live in residence.
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we have a big run on the site those days. >> and just quickly, is the university paying for this? >> it's being paid for supported by the san francisco state university foundation board of directors. so it is our philanthropic arm. i'm very grateful because we couldn't do this without their support. >> thank you.
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