tv Commission on Community Investment and Infrastructure SFGTV November 4, 2021 4:00pm-5:01pm PDT
photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth and adults to photography classes. >> chair bustos: good afternoon. this is regular meeting on community investment and infrastructure for tuesday november 2, 2021. i like to welcome the members of the public who are streaming or listening to us live as well as the commissioners and staff
participating in today's meeting. following the guideline set forth by local efficient -- officials at this time, the members are meeting remotely to ensuring safety of everybody and the public. thank you all for joining us this afternoon. please call the first item. >> clerk: first order of business is item one, roll call. please respond when i call your name. [ roll call ] commissioner brackett is absent. commissioner bycer is absent. commissioners brackett and bycer are both absent. we have a quorum. next order of business is item two, announcements.
the next regularly scheduled meeting will be held remotely on tuesday november 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. the announcement of public comment procedures. please be advised a member of the public has up to three minutes to make public comment on each agenda item unless the commissioner adapt a shorter period. during the public comment period, you will be instructed to dial (415)655-0001, access code, 2484 068 2515 press the pound sign and pound sign again to enter the call. please press star three to submit your request to speak. when you dial star 3, you will hear the following message. you have raised your hand to ask a question, please wait to speak until the host calls on you. when you hear your line has been unmuted, this is your opportunity to provide public comment and you will have three
minutes. please speak clearly and slowly. you can stay on the line and continue to listen to the meeting or you can choose to hang up. if you are planning to provide a public comment on any item on today's agenda, it is recommended that you call the public comment line ahead of time to allow you to listen to the meeting live and present you from experiencing delays, caused by live streaming. the materials are available on our website at sfocii.org. next order of business is item 3, report on action taken at closed session meeting. there are no reportable actions. of next order of business is item 4, matters ever unfinished business. there are no matters ever unfinished business. next order of business is item 5, matters of new business consisting of consent and regular agenda.
>> chair bustos: to comply with the recent state legislation and allow us to continue to hold teleconference meeting. i like to call items 5c out of order and make it the first item on the agenda. please call 5c first. >> clerk: we are starting with regular agenda item number 5c. authorizing the continuation of teleconference meeting and making findings and support there of under california government code section 54953e. discussion and action resolution number 38-2021. madam interim director? >> thank you commissioners. as you heard our meeting last
month, in order to continue to have meetings held via teleconference, we need to adopt these findings every 30 days so we are back before you again. i am happy to turn it over to general counsel morales. if you feel like it's information the same, feel free to move forward. >> the key point to remember here you're reconsidering your findings you made a month ago and state of emergency still exist. there's still local health orders that recommend social distancing and certain contacts. resolution cites those health
order and recently animal -- amended in october. i recommend that you adopt the resolution. >> chair bustos: do we have anyone from the public who wish to provide comment? >> clerk: at this time, is there any members of the public who wish to provide public comment on this item, should call (415)655-0001. meeting i.d. 2484 068 2515 we'll allow few moments for the public to call in. if you like to provide public comment you can press star 3 to raise your hand.
it does not appear there are any members of the public wishing to comment on this item. >> chair bustos: thank you. chair will request to speak on this item on closed public comment. i will ask my fellow commissioners if they have questions. i like to get a motion if there are no comments or questions. >> commissioner ransom-scott: i would like to move in compliance with our city government that we adopt the covid-19 vaccination policy -- >> chair bustos: we're on item number 5c. >> commissioner ransom-scott: so rry. i move that we authorize the continuation of teleconference meeting and making findings in
support under california government code section 54953e discussion and action with resolution number 38-2021. >> chair bustos: thank you. may i get a second? please take roll. >> clerk: please announce your vote for item 5c when i call your name. [roll call vote]. mr. chair, the vote is 3 ayes and two absent. >> chair bustos: motion carries. please call the next item.
>> clerk: next is the consent agenda. approval of minutes regular meeting of october 5, 2021. 5d is authorizing first amendment personal services contract with hollins inc. to extend from december 31, 2021 to earlier december 31, 2024. or extend contract amount for the provision of infrastructure coordination services in connection with implementation of the disposition and development agreement hunters point shipyard phase one. action resolution number 37-2021. >> chair bustos: do we have anyone from the public who wishes to provide comment on this item? >> clerk: at this time, if there are any members of the public who wishes to provide public
comment on the consent agenda item, please call (415)655-0001. enter the access code, 2484 068 2515 press pound and pound sign again. then press star 3 to submit your request to speak. any memberships -- any members like to provide comment, please press star 3. it does not appear there are any members of the public wishing to comment. >> chair bustos: i will close public comment. commissioners, may i get a motion for these consent items?
>> commissioner ransom-scott: i move that the consent item be approved with any necessary corrections. >> chair bustos: may i have a second? >> vice chair rosales: i will second. >> chair bustos: please take roll. >> clerk: please announce your vote for the consent item when i call your name. [roll call vote] the vote is 3 ayes two absent. >> chair bustos: motion carries. please call the next item. >> clerk: next is regular agenda item number 5d. adopting a covid-19 vaccination policy and delegating authority to the executive director to implement the covid-19 vaccination policy consistent with policies of the city and
county of san francisco and applicable law. discussion and action resolution number 39-2021. >> thank you. commissioners, as you're aware, the city and county of san francisco has implemented a number of measures in response to the covid-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of the public and its employees including a requirement that city employees be vaccinated against covid-19. from the city, ocii needs to take staff to adopt its own policies. they are here to present a covid-19 vaccination policy for ocii employees. monica? >> good afternoon, thank you interim chair oerth and commissioners thank you for your time. the item for your consideration is ocii covid-19 vaccination
policy. as background, incident to point -- i want to point to two authorizations. on october 4, 2012 authorized the commission to hire an executive director with the responsibility for the day-to-day management of all affairs and activities of the agency. in july 2020, resolution 21-2020 authorized the executive director to adopt certain compensations and lead policies based on the city policy during public health emergency due to the covid-19 pandemic. for background, for public health orders, in february 2020, mayor breed proclaimed local health emergency in connection with the covid-19 pandemic. the county health officer issued
a shelter-in-place effective march 16, 2020. also in march of 2020, governor newsom pro claimed state of emergency in california in connection with the pandemic and the state of emergency remains in effect. it's also of note that since march 17, 2020, ocii offices have been closed and ocii employees have worked remotely. the current safer return together health order amended september 2021, removed some of the health and safety restrictions that have previously limited the opening of businesses and government offices due to the city's vaccination rate that have been successful due to vaccination of the city and employees. the order also acknowledges that covid-19 does continue to pose a risk especially to individuals who are not fully vaccinated.
certain safety measures continue to be necessary. among the safety measures, is the emphasis on vaccination. city and county city of san francisco requiring vaccination status. department of human resources amended the policy to clarify that the deadline for all city employees to be fully vaccinated by december 1, 2021. at that time, the amended policy include a standards for medical and sincerely held religious exemptions. as of october 27, 2021, the city policy has been amended to allow city agencies to allow partially
vaccinated employees to be able to work remotely upon approval. they must be vaccinated by 2021. this is some of the actions we have have taken. the hr department issued a requirement that all employees submit their vaccination status by september 17, 2021. i am to report that all employees have complied. 38 staff are fully vaccinated, two staff persons are partially vaccinated, one staff person is unvaccinated. that one staff person has indicated through our conversations that they plan to be vaccinated upon our return to the office at a future date. we want to introduce and adopt ocii covid-19 vaccination policy that conforms to the city policy
in regards to vaccination requirements for employees. upon adoption of the policy on approval, the covid vaccination policy will require all be vaccinated by december 21, 2021. ocii management may conferred with our local representatives. ocii labor partners raised no objection to the proposed commission actions. our request today upon the commission approval of questions
and comments, ocii management request that the commissioner adopt the covid-19 vaccination policy and delegating authority to executive director to implement the covid-19 vaccination policy consistent with the policy of the city and county of san francisco and any applicable law. that is my presentation. i'm happy to answer any question or comments of public and the commission. thank you for your time. >> chair bustos: thank you, monica. do we have anybody from the public who wishes to provide comment? >> clerk: if there are any members of the public who wishes to provide a comment for this item, please call (415)655-0001. enter access code 2484 068 2515 press pound and pound again and star 3 to speak. you are on the phone with us,
please press star 3 to get in the queue. there are no members of public who wish to comment. >> chair bustos: i'll close public comment. i will turn to my fellow commissioners to questions or comment. i like to start with commissioner scott. >> commissioner ransom-scott: no questions or comments? >> vice chair rosales: i don't have any questions or comments. >> chair bustos: i want to thank the staff who has been working
so hard on this. thank the entirety of ocii staff who have already been vaccinated or will be getting fully vaccinated. we care about each other. we want to make assure that everyone is healthy. we're putting aside political stuff. this is about how much we care about each other. i got my booster. i'm doing well. i'm excited. most importantly, i know that i'm not infecting people who i love that are around me. i'm protecting myself and the people we care about. everyone get vaccinated and thank you in advance. i think we're going to get
through this together. i appreciate that. may i get a second? >> commissioner ransom-scott: i second it. >> chair bustos: please take roll. >> clerk: i like to acknowledge commissioner brackett has joined us by phone. >> chair bustos: okay. >> clerk: commissioner members please announce your vote when i call your name for item 5b, the vaccination policy. [roll call vote] the vote is 4 e ayes and one absent. >> chair bustos: before we move to the next item, it's my
understanding that the city of san francisco implementing a vaccination requirement for all boards and commissions. however, our commission has not been covered by that policy. unless i have any objections from our commissioners i like to direct staff to prepare a policy for commission vaccination requirement. please call the next item. >> clerk: next is 5e, a workshop on 2022 community facility district for c.f.d. budget discussion. >> thank you. commissioners in your past you received high level information about our community facilities or c.f.d. budget through our annual budget process as an
appendix. ocii has separate authority under the law and increase budget transparency, staff is proposing we have a separate process. today is the kickoff of that effort and we like to do a workshop to give you background on the c.f.d. and walk through the proposed budget for calendar year 2022. melissa whitehouse is here to present that. i will turn it over to melissa. >> thank you. i want to say thank you to all the commissioners for having me today. i'm going to give you some quick
background on our ocii c.f.d. i will walk you through the budget for upcoming year and the work plan. then we'll talk about the next steps. our main goal today is to increase your awareness of the c.f.d. i know lot of time spent on them. we want to make sure all the commissioners understand that you are the administrator of our c.f.d. i did come to you a few months ago. i will go pretty quickly through the background and then i will be happy to take any questions. majority of my time i will talk about the detailed budget for each c.f.d. and highlighting upcoming work plans. as we discussed when i came in the spring, c.f.d. is a tool for local government that was passed in the '80s in california
large in response to passage of proposition 13. the rate of the taxes is voted on by the commission. of course, ocii has seven in the following project areas. south beach, mission bay, hunters point shipyard and hunters point shipyard phase two. the commission is the legislative body for the c.f.d.s. but staff administer them.
c.f.d.s are separate from redevelopment law. they are not subject to review by the board of supervisors, oversight board or the department of finance. that's why we're bringing you this -- [ indiscernible ] we wanted to make it clear it's not as if the commission could establish new c.f.d.s. they are related to obligations even though technically the jurisdiction is outside of them. we have two types of c.f.d.s. we have infrastructure and maintenance c.f.d.s. infrastructure c.f.d.s are about creating the infrastructure, building the park, the sewer, street lights and the maintenance c.f.d.s about maintaining the assets once they are built. here are the geographic areas. you can see the purple at the top is the south beach location. the big pink area is mission bay, the blue in the lower right-hand corner is hunters
point shipyard phase one. at the very bottom there are small green boxes which is the candlestick point. we have outstanding debt still for c.f.d. 4, 6 and 7. then potential to issue new debt for c.f.d. 6, 7 and 9. as interim director mentioned, we historically you seen the c.f.d.s as kind of a smaller appendix. now we're going into a lot more detail. every spring from now on we will actually be bringing you this level of detail along with the
rest of the ocii budget. this is the first we were doing this. we wanted to make sure that it's a standalone item the first time around. here's a high level table, this is all the c.f.d.s combined. the expenditures, which is the left side column and then the revenue sources which are the remaining column. i am going to show you shortly individual budget for each individual c.f.d. this is all of them combined together. as you can see for fiscal year 2/1/22 you have about $18.7 million. about $100,000 in mission bay property tax. for total budget $18.8 million for the year. c.f.d.s are a little bit different in that technically the revenue is on the fiscal year. the july 1 to june 30.
but expenditure is actually on the calendar year. expenditures start january 1, 2022 and goes through december 31st. as i mentioning next year, the commission will approve both revenue and expenditure prior to the start of the 2023 calendar year additionally there's $37.4 million unappropriated fund balance across all seven c.d.c.s. i will show those numbers by each individual c.f.d. i want to know for you that by work plan for each of the c.f.d.s is to do a long range projection of expenditures and revenues and appropriate fund balance level for each c.f.d. that is something that i will bring to you or staff will bring to you in the spring when we back for the full ocii budget.
we wanted to show all the existing numbers even prior to some long range analysis. another point about the total budget about $18.7 million, it's little under $1 million of the 2021 budget. not surprisingly, the majority of the funds are about 60ers. 60% is spent for debt service that's largely infrastructure c.f.d.s another large portion is spent on maintenance services. that's taking up most of the maintenance c.f.d. each c.f.d. is different. the first one is c.f.d. 1 in south beach. this is a maintenance c.f.d. for now.
infrastructure portion has been completed. here is the budget for c.f.d. one. it's a little under $200,000. the majority of that is spent on maintenance and operation for the open space as well as some administrative expenses and some contingency and reserve to be ready for unexpected expenditures throughout the fiscal year.
next up is mission bay north and south we have c.f.d. 4 and 6. which are funded ongoing through c.f.d. 5 which is the maintenance c.f.d.s. first c.f.d. 4. this is a little bit different. c.f.d. 4 is the only c.f.d. that does not require a special tax levy. for the upcoming year, we have $70,000 to paying off the remaining debt. last on the c.f.d. and also to cover the final year some
administrative expenses. we just as of october 1st, called $6.18 million of the remaining $6.4 million in outstanding bonds for this c.f.d. we'll be calling the remaining $70,000 in the upcoming year and then the agency could evaluate whether or not the spend the c.f.d. prior to plan date of 2022. we will no longer have any expenses related to c.f.d. 4. c.f.d. 6 is a very active infrastructure c.f.d. over 80% of the expenditures are on debt service. as well as some administrative
expenses. the infrastructure reimbursement fund available to reimburse developer for construction cost that they have incurred. this c.f.d. has an $18.2 million fund balance as of june of this year. the work plan for c.f.d. 6 is to work with the developer, to understand past and current work that's being done that will need to be reimbursed. once we have those numbers figured out, it will help us what is an appropriate level of your remaining fund balance. if there's fund balance that isn't needed we can analyze the impact on the special tax levy or refunding some of the bonds. c.f.d. 5, the maintenance c.f.d. related to mission bay north and south. this almost $8 million budget, vast majority of it is for
maintenance and operation of all the park as well as similarly some administrative and expenses and some reserve fund for unexpected expenditures. c.f.d. 5 has about an $8.1 million fund balance as of right now. c.f.d. 5 is the one c.f.d. where started doing the long range projection. by participating in the next two years, this c.f.d. will start to see expenditures exceeding revenues. because we're bringing on a lot more. the total build out will have about 41 acres. in the upcoming year will be maintaining 24.3 acres. that includes an additional 1.7 acres coming on this upcoming year. as we add more acres, the expenses to upkeep will go up. we're anticipating to start using some that fund balance on
annual maintenance for this c.f.d. we do plan on doing some additional capital reserve analysis. now i will moving on to hunter point shipyard. we have c.f.d. 7, 8 and 9. for c.f.d. 7, another infrastructure c.f.d. are not surprising a large portion of the fund for debt service almost $2 million of the $2.8 million annual budget as well as administrative expenses and infrastructure reimbursement. this c.f.d. has $4.2 million currently in outstanding fund balance. very similar picture to other c.f.d.s. need to do long range projection of revenues and expenditures to understand how many infrastructure reimbursements are out there and what is the appropriate level of fund
balance for the c.f.d. of course, how that would impact our debt payment and outstanding debt. c.f.d. 8 is the corresponding maintenance c.f.d.s to c.f.d. 7. about $575,000 of this budget is going toward maintenance and operation. we have the administrative expenses as well as contingency and maintenance reserve. this is actually c.f.d. 8, the first year where ocii will be taking on the open space. we're going to have that land transferred us to. we're in the process of bringing on a vendor to help manage that. there's a $5.2 million fund balance as of june of this year. a key priority is bringing on that new contractor and
maintaining about 18 acres of open space as well as the site office building. last, c.f.d. 9, hunters point shipyard phase two. although this is an infrastructure and service c.f.d., currently it is the infrastructure portion not as bad as levies. as you can see, the vast majority of that is going into maintenance reserve and operation expenditures. they are the $1.1 million fund balance generated for this c.f.d. at the moment. we need to work on long range projection for this c.f.d.
we need to see what is the appropriate level of maintenance reserve on this level. with that, i am hoping to return to you next meeting on november 16th. we will update the budget that you received and any other powerpoint information based on your fadeback today. we'll be asking for your approval at the next meeting. thank you so much and i'm happy to take any questions. >> chair bustos: thank you for very comprehensive overview. thank you so much. madam secretary, do we have anyone from the public who wishes to provide comment?
>> clerk: at this time if anyone wishing to provide public comment, should call (415)655-0001. enter access code 2484 068 2515 press the pound sign and pound again. press star 3 to submit your request to speak. if you like to provide public comment, please press star 3 to raise your hand. we'll allow few moments for the public to call in. it does not appear any members of the public wishing to comment. >> chair bustos: i will close public comment. i will turn to my fellow commissioners for questions or comments. i like to start with commissioner scott.
>> commissioner ransom-scott: no questions. melissa thank you so much for this comprehensive report that you gave with due diligence. i just appreciating, you just hit so much. i appreciate hearing and seeing your work on this. thank you so much. >> chair bustos: commissioner brackett? >> commissioner brackett: i don't have any questions at this time. thank you for the report. >> chair bustos: vice chair rosales. >> vice chair rosales: i don't have questions. i'm kind of remembering, i know we gone through this, perhaps you can explain again to us the process for contacting the property owners. i see in the memo two thirds
at the time of formation, two thirds of the property owners need to vote to task themselves to form the c.f.d. generally, actually in the case of our c.f.d.s, there was only one taxpayer when the c.f.d.s were formed. it's usually the developer. c.f.d.s are often used as a first step on financing before there's any property tax that exist. >> vice chair rosales: okay, now it's clear. thank you. my next question was what will be, you just answered. how does this process interface with the development agreement. you just answered the question. >> chair bustos: thank you so much for putting this together.
i walk a lot around our division area. awesome to see our city grow in such a beautiful way. i want to appreciate you for putting this together. this is a workshop. we won't be taking any actions today. this item will come back to us to seek our approval at a later date. thank you so much. plea call the next item. >> clerk: next order of business is item 6, public comment on non-agenda items. >> chair bustos: is there anyone from the public who wishes provide a comment? >> clerk: at this time members of the public who wish to provide public comment should call (415)655-0001. enter access code 2484 068 2515
if you like to provide public comment, please star 3 to raise your hand. it does not appear there are any members of the public wishing to comment. >> chair bustos: i will close public comment. please call the next item. >> clerk: the next order of business is item 7, report of the chair. >> chair bustos: i have nothing to report. next item. >> clerk: next order of business is item 8, report of the executive director. >> i have no report today. >> chair bustos: next item. >> clerk: next order of business is item 9, commissioners questions and matters.
>> chair bustos: commissioners, any questions? or matters that you want to bring up? >> commissioner ransom-scott: no questions mr. chair. >> chair bustos: hearing none. next item. >> clerk: next order of business is item 10, closed session. there are no closed session items. next order of business is item 11, adjournment. >> chair bustos: i would need a motion to adjourn our meeting for today. >> commissioner ransom-scott: i move that we adjourn the meeting for today. >> chair bustos: thank you commissioner scott. may i have a second? >> commissioner brackett: i second. >> chair bustos: we will adjourn our commission meeting at 1:46 p.m. thank you all.
>> we worked very hard with the san francisco venue coalition, the independent venue alliance to advocate for venues. put this issue on the radar of the supervisors and obviously mayor breed. the entertainment commission and the office of small business and we went to meetings and showed up and did public comment and it was a concerted effort between
50 venues in the city and they are kind of traditional like live performance venues and we all made a concerted effort to get out there and sound the alarm and to her credit, maybe breed really stepped up, worked with matt haney, who is a supervisor haney was a huge champion for us and they got this done and they got $3 million into the sf venue recovery fund. >> we have represented about 40 independent venues in san francisco. basically, all the venues closed on march 13th, 2020. we were the first to close and we will be the last to reopen and we've had all the of the overhead costs are rent,
mortgage, payroll, utilities and insurance with zero revenue. so many of these venues have been burning $1,000 a day just to stay closed. >> we have a huge music history here in san francisco and the part of our cultural fab lick but it's also an economic driver. we produce $7 billion annual' here in san francisco and it's formidable. >> we've been very fortunate here. we've had the department of emergency management and ems division and using part of our building since last april and aside from being proud to i can't tell you how important to have some cost recovery coming
in and income to keep the doors open. >> typically we'll have, three to 400 people working behind the teens to support the show and that is everything from the teamsters and security staff and usualers, ticket takers, the folks that do our medical and the bar tenders and the people in the kitchen preparing food for backstage and concession and the people that sell key shirts and it's a pretty staggering amount of people that are out of work as a result of this one verne you going tarkanian. it doesn't work to open at reduced capacity. when we get past june 15th, out of the into the blue print for our economy we can open it it 100% and look at the festival in full capacity in october and
we're just so grateful for the leadership of the mavor and dr. coal fax to make us the safest ♪ america and this is been hard for everybody in san francisco and the world but our leadership has kept us safe and i trust them that they will let us know when it's safe to do that. >> a lot of people know about america is military stuff, bullying stuff, corporate stuff. when people like me and my friends go to these foreign country and play music, we're giving them an american cultural experience. it's important. the same way they can bring that here. it sounds comfy buyia, you know, we're a punk band and we're nasty and we were never much for peace and love and everything but that's the fertilizer that
grows the big stuff that some day goes to bill graham's place and takes everybody's money but you have to start with us and so my hope is that allel groups and people make music and get together because without out, hanging together we'll hang separately, you know. >> other venues like this, all over the place, not just in the san francisco bay area need to exist in order for communities to thrive and i'm not just talking about the arts communities, even if you are here to see a chuckle bucket comedy show and you are still experiencing humanity and in specific ways being able to gather with people and experience something together. and especially coming out of the pandemic, the loss of that in-person human connection recovering that in good ways is going to be vital for our entire
society. >> it's a family club. most our staff has been working with us for 10 years so we feel like a family. >> what people think of when they think of bottom of the hill and i get a lot of this is first of all, the first place i met my husband or where we had our first date and i love that and we love doing weddings and i expect there to be a wedding season post 2021 of all the make up we haddings and i hope that many people do that because we have had so many rock ep role weddings. >> i told my girlfriend, make sure you stand at the front of the stage and i can give you a kiss at midnight. at this got down on one knee at the stroke of midnight.
it wasn't a public thing, i got down on one knee and said will you marry me and is he she had are you [beep] kidding me and i said no, i'm dead serious and she said yes. we were any time homicideel of the show. we just paused for new year's eve and that was where i proposed to my wife. this is more than just a professional relationship it's more than just a relationship from a love of arts, it's where my family started. we'll always have a special place in my heart. >> venues, you know, represent so much. they are cultural beckons of a city. neighbors can learn and celebrate and mourn and dance together. venues and arts and culture are characterized as second responders to crisis and they provide a mental health outlet and a community center for
people to come together at and it's the shared history of our city and these spaces is where we all come together and can celebrate. >> art often music opens up people to understanding the fellow man and i mean, taz always necessary and if anything, it's going to be even more necessary as we come out of this to reach out and connect with people. >> we can sustain with food, water and shelter is accurate and does anybody have a good time over the last year? no. >> san francisco is a great down. i've been here many years and i love it here and it's a beautiful, beautiful, place to be music and art is key to that. drama, acting, movies, everything, everything that makes life worth living and that's what we've got to mow proteasome no san francisco and that's what is important now.
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that. >> who've would know this look of this girl grown up in atlanta will be working with produced women in san francisco part of the system that has abused and expedited and obtain identified and degraded women for century around the world and still do at the embody the spirits of women that just know they deserve respect and intend to get it. >> i don't want to just so women younger women become a part of the the current system we need to change the system we don't need to go up the ladder we need to change the corporations we need more women like that and they're out there. >> we get have to get to help