tv Commission on Community Investment Infrastructure SFGTV January 18, 2022 1:00pm-4:01pm PST
tuesday, january 18, 2022. i would like to welcome members of the public streaming this live and to the staff who will be participating in today's meeting. the guidelines set forth by local officials at this time, the members of the commission are meeting remotely to ensure the safety of everyone, including the members of the public. so thank you, all, for joining us today. madame secretary, please call the first item. >> thank you, mr. chair. the first order of business is item 1, roll call.
commission members, please respond when i call your name? commissioner brackett? commissioner scott? >> commissioner ransom-scott: present. >> vice chair rosales: present. >> chair bustos: present. >> it looks like commissioner brackett is absent. and all other members of the commission are present. next order of business is item 2, announcements. item a, the next regularly scheduled meeting will be held remotely on tuesday, february 1, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. the announcement of time public comment procedures. each member has three minutes unless the commission adopts a shorter period. during the public comment period, viewers online will be
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today's meeting materials are available on our website. under commission, then the public meetings tab. the next order of business is item 3, report on actions taken at previous closed session. there are none. item 4, matters of unfinished business. there are no matters of unfinished business. the next is item 5, matters of new business consisting of consent agenda. a, approval of minutes, regular meetings of december 7 and december 21, 2021. mr. chair? >> chair bustos: do we have anyone from the public who wishes to provide a comment? >> at this time, if there are any members of the public who wish to provide public comment, you should call 1-415-655-0001. enter access code 2483 655 4943.
press the pound sign, then the pound sign again. then press star 3 to be placed in the queue. if you're already listening and would like to provide public comment, please press star 3. mr. chair, it does not appear there are members of the public wishing to comment on this item. >> chair bustos: hearing no request to speak, i close public comment. commissioners, may i get a motion for this consent item? >> mr. chair, i move that this be approved. >> chair bustos: thank you, commissioner scott. may have a second? >> i second. >> chair bustos: thank you, vice chair. madame secretary, please take roll. >> secretary: please announce your vote for the consent items when i call your name. commissioner brackett is absent. >> commissioner ransom-scott:
yes. >> vice chair rosales: yes. >> chair bustos: yes. >> mr. chair, the vote is three ayes and one absent. >> chair bustos: thank you, motion carries. please call the next item. >> next is regular agenda, item 5b, authorizing a nonbinding term sheet for operations agreement with a transbay joint powers authority and the east cut community benefits district for the development of the under ramp park project, transbay redevelopment project area discussion and action, resolution number 2-2022. >> thank you, madame secretary and good afternoon, commissioners. this is related to the open space project in transbay which is the underramp project. that will likely not be the permanent name, but the owner is the dgpa and they've been working closely on a plan to manage the operations of the park once it is complete.
they have developed a nonbinding term sheet. since they play a key role in the project as the capital funder, the item before you is to acknowledge that term sheet. with that, brandon, our project manager will walk you through the manager. ben? >> thank you. good afternoon, chair, commissioners and executive director. sally just mentioned, i'm ben brandon, the project manager. the item before you today, staff is requesting that the commission authorize the executive director to acknowledge an under ramp park sheet for operations agreement between the east cut community benefits district and the transbay joint powers authority. as you're aware, the transbay development area is split into two zones. zone one is ocii authority and zone 2 is the planning
department. it's bounded by howard street to the north, fulsome to the south and essex to the west. on this map, the project area is the shape identified in red. the park will approximately be two-and-a-half acres in size. the park will include a range of programming, including a dog park, area for children play, walking, biking, adult and youth sports, relaxation, areas for events. a beer garden or concessions building, lounge space and game area is planned adjacent to clementine street. a two-story pavilion building is planned at the fulsome entrance to the park. the upper story is going to
include three food kiosks with a small area serving park patrons. outdoor seating and tables will be provided outside of the food kiosk on a large plaza overlooking the park. the lower story is located at the same level as the park and will be used as office space and storage for the community benefits district. adjacent to the office is a space, that will be used by the cbd during the weekdays. a little bit of background on under ramp park. this term sheet maintains that the existing rules on under ramp park, but it firmly establishes that the east cut cbd will be a new partner on the project. the tbja owns most and it will own the improvements once the
construction of under ramp park is completed. ocii is funding, managing design of the park and will manage the construction. the t.j.p.a. through this term sheet and the future operations agreement, they're delegating underramp park operations and maintenance responsibilities to the east cut cbd. there are two primary funding needs. first, capital costs covering all design and construction of the park. and second operations costs once the park is completed and open to the public. you'll hear more about the sources of funding later today when we present the 2022-23 rops, but we're using bonds, fees. the currently identified sources
of funds to cover park operations are property tax assessments and revenues. next slide, please. in 2006, the former agency approved the open space plan, which identified the under ramp areas of the future t.j.p.a. and the off ramp as opportunities to provide additional public open space in the project area. in 2011, the former agency contracted with cmg landscape to design the projects. between 2013 when ocii approved the original design and 2017, the agency worked with the t.j.p.a. and caltrans to resolve critical project issues. in 2018, cmg completed a draft
schematic, but the project was placed on hold. staff worked with consultants and identified a projected operating deficit for the park whereby the anticipated revenues do not cover its expected costs. therefore, the t.j.p.a. asked ocii not to advance the project further until they could identify a park operator and work with that partner on an operations funding plan. i'd like to provide a little bit of background on the east cut cbd, its role in the project area and relative to the neighborhood parks. the community benefit district later renameds the east cut was formed in 2015 to provide special benefits including secures, beautification and upkeep to the rincon hill.
the cbd management plan identified as cbd within the east cut neighborhood and under ramp park is one of the specified parks their services are meant to cover. as such, the east cut cbd sets aside $235,000 a year to support under ramp park's operations, but these assessment dollars in conjunction with the revenues from the park are not expected to cover under ramp park's operations costs. based on the park's anticipated operating budget, the tjpa has established that $3 million are needed to cover the operating costs for the first five years after it opens. the focus on the first five years is because in 2030, the
cbd is up for renewal at which point they will pursue increasing assessments such that the cbd will cover on assessments and revenues alone. they will raise the $3 million to close the park's expected shortfall. in order to memorialize this fundraising effort, the tjpa and cbd negotiated a term sheet that establishes two goals. the term sheet also clarifies the roles and responsibilities for the tjpa, the east cut cbd and ocii in operating the park. the term sheet specifies that the east cut cbd intends to operate and maintain under ramp park using revenue dollars, and money generated through this fundraising effort.
the term sheet also confirms that the tjpa and cal tran will continue to own the land and tjpa will own all of the parks' improvements once completed. cbd will be the operator. additionally, the term sheet provides an overview of the park project. it establishes ocii as under ramp. it establishes cbd as operator and tjpa as owner of the project. the document confirms that east cut will have a maintenance plan for underramp park, along with a refined operations budget. finally, it details upon execution of the term sheet, the cbd will commence its fundraising effort and the money generated will cover the shortfall for the park.
i mentioned earlier that urp fundraising plan is comprised of two milestones. in order to meet the first, the cbd must raise $1.2 million. half of which must be in cash in hand, while the remaining half can be commitments from donors. once the cbd meets this milestone, the tjpa will allow cbd to advance and pursue all permits for the construction. for the second milestone, the cbd must raise $1.8 million to achieve the $3.2 million total. at that point, it all must be cash in hand. upon achieving the second milestone, the tjpa will allow construction of the park to begin. here's an overview of the target schedule. first the cbd will begin the fundraising efforts following
the execution of this term sheet. later in the year, staff will bring the schematic design for approval. the next year we plan to issue bonds for funds necessary to generate construction of the park. you'll hear about that later in the rops agenda. we anticipate it taking about two years to build the park. and we hope to see it open to the public in 2026. so this concludes my presentation and i'm happy to address any of your questions following public comments on the item, but before we do that, i would like to introduce andrew robinson and john updyke. until the last year, john served as the tjpa director and is now going to a new role.
in his previous role, john served as the tjpa staff person managing under ramp park from there. thank you very much. >> chair bustos: thank you. madame secretary, do we have anyone from the public who wishes to provide public comment? >> if there are any members of the public who wish to provide public comment, call 1-415-655-0001. enter access code, 2483 655 4943. press the pound sign and then the pound sign again. then press star 3 once you're in the call to get placed in the queue. i'll allow a few moments for the public to call. >> chair bustos: hearing no request to speak on the item, i will close public comment.
i now ask my commissioners for any comments or questions they have. commissioner brackett? all right, let's move on to commissioner scott. any questions or comments? >> commissioner ransom-scott: mr. chair, no questions. mr. brandon, thank you so much for the presentation and the work that you've done towards this project. i don't have any questions at this moment. thanks a lot. >> chair bustos: thank you. vice chair rosales? any questions or comments? >> vice chair rosales: i didn't have any initial questions, but i guess the only question that pops up on the presentation is regarding the estimated timing of next steps. is this the -- is the schedule that we have here that you've
presented to us the same schedule that was envisioned on the project? >> no, commissioner. we have been delayed. so as i said earlier, in 2018, we did complete a schematic design for the project. and at that point we were hoping to bring that before the commission for its approval, but at the same time as i was working on overseeing that schematic design, we were also working on the draft operations budget. so we presented both the budget in conjunction with the design to the tjpa for its review at this time. when they realized we were looking at this operating deficit, they asked us to not move forward in taking the design ahead until they could, one, identify an operator for the park. and then, two, work with the operator to come up with this operation's plan that would allow for the successful operation. so to be fair, we are delayed or
behind schedule on developing the park, but i do think we're in a much better position now that we have identified this operator and we have a set plan for moving the project forward. >> vice chair rosales: okay. i do remember your last presentation or former presentations and i just wanted to make sure that my recollection was correct, so thank you. >> chair bustos: vice chair, you have a memory like an elephant. >> chair bustos: a court reporter is better. >> chair bustos: i'd like to go to commissioner brackett for question or comment? >> commissioner brackett: i have a question for the shortfall for the project that you have. you have robust campaigning and capital campaign plans on how to raise money for that. you mentioned some of the money would be revenue from the beer
garden and park. i wanted to get a feel for how much you're actually generating in revenue right now and what is the expectation to increase that? or what percentage of the shortfall of the $1.5 million that you are looking for that to cover? >> thank you for the question, commissioner. to be clear, the park is still in the predevelopment phase. so all of the operations budgets that have been prepared to date have been based on estimates of what we anticipate the revenue to be. for both the beer garden as well as the pavilion building. we won't really have a clear, clear sense of how much those income producing of are generating until the park is open, but i can tell you when we put together this original operations budget, we did it in
conjunction with two consulting firms, financial consulting firms, that helped us put together the expense side as well as the income side. so we've taken a very conservative approach to that budget. the $3 million that we are -- that the cbd plans to go out and raise is intended to cover the shortfall for the park for the first five years of its operations. and, again, that will give the cbd time to understand operations and then in 2030, when they are up for their renewal, they will both seek their renewal, but also seek to increase the assessments such that there is a dedicated funding stream to cover fully the park's operations. i hope that answers your question, but if not, i'm happy to elaborate further. >> thank you for that.
i guess my other question, because we're talking about it being a five-year plan and knowing that the costs for doing any kind of maintenance on parks ends up getting exponentially higher after the first five years, just wanting to hear from you guys if you're having concerns about that, being that any new assessments may also continue to show short falls? >> thank you for that question as well. so i think -- i think where we're going to land is that the five years of initial operations, right, is -- take that short fall to cover it, the tjpa in putting together this term sheet with the east cut, has required that the cbd is going to update this operations plan and budget. so one of the tasks they're
charged with is not only going out to raise the $3 million, but also to take the initial operations budget, refine it, work with a consultant if needed to ensure that it is current and up to date, because the tjpa is looking to the cbd to be the sole operator of underramp park. what i'm trying to clarify there is the tjpa will not be financially on the hook for the operations of the park. so i can turn things over at this point to my colleague at the tjpa, john updyke to address how they're evaluating this partnership with the cbd to ensure that all of the budgets are covered. john? >> thank you, ben. and good afternoon, commissioners. good to see many of you again. part of that budget we look by
the cbd will include the concept of a capital reserve. that needs to be established so that as -- certain items begin to expire, they are ready and capable of addressing capital renewals and replacements as they are required over a longer -- because that will factor into what the revised assessment figures will be when they see it. i don't want to get too far over on this, because -- [indiscernible] -- that is the expectation of the tjpa. ensure long-term financial viability of the facility. >> thanks, john. >> thank you for that. i have one final question. i know that this tends to be kind of the format for which dealing with public-private
partnerships and ensuring that our parks and public spaces with properly cleaned and maintained over time, but i noticed that community benefit districts need to in the future need additional funding. do you see needing additional funding from the district supervisors, et cetera, to maintain these parks in the future? or et cetera? >> commissioner, i'm going to turn your question to andrew robinson, executive director of the east cut cbd. >> commissioners, thank you very much for having me here today. it's a great question, commissioner bivett. i will say when the cbd was formed in 2015, i think there was underestimation of what park costs would be. we've gained a lot of experience in our short time already and look forward to going to renewal with the experiences we've had in the neighborhood already managing park spaces, but also
looking at the mission bay park system, and validating what we think are the future costs. i hope that answers your question. >> thank you so much for that. this is really exciting. this project is coming about and is almost slated to come. i know the community is growing a lot, so as many more park amenities would be welcomed in the area. so thank you for your hard work and research. >> thank you, commissioner brackett. may i get a motion for item 5b? >> mr. chair? >> chair bustos: commissioner scott. >> commissioner ransom-scott: i move that we authorize a nonbinding term sheet for operations agreement with the
transbay joint power authority and the east cut community benefits district for the development of the under ramp park project, resolution number 02-2022. >> chair bustos: thank you, commissioner scott, may have a second motion? >> i second the motion. >> chair bustos: thank you, commissioner brackett. >> commission members, please announce your vote for item 5b when i call your name. >> commissioner brackett: yes. >> commissioner ransom-scott: yes. >> vice chair rosales: yes. >> chair bustos: yes. >> mr. chair, the vote is four ayes. >> thank you, the motion carries. please call the next item. >> next is 5c, workshop on annual certificate of preference marketing and outreach report fiscal year 2020-2021 from the
san francisco mayor's office of housing and community development. >> as you're aware, the san francisco mayor's office of housing and community development prepares an annual report of the prior fiscal year activities. and they're here again to provide that for fiscal year 2021, but also with additional information about the new law that is now in effect, 181584 that expands housing to -- so we're happy to bring this new information to you today. and so with that, i will turn it over to eric shaw, the department head of the san francisco mayor's office of housing and community development and he's joined by maria benjamin as well. eric first, eric? >> i'm sorry for that. i didn't have my headphones on. i'm eric shaw. we appreciate the partnership of
ocii and have worked closely on the task force and regular means myself on the report. i've asked the deputy director to actually do the report and i will make myself available to provide any perspectives on this or any questions you have after this presentation. so i'm going to turn it over to maria. >> thank you, director shaw. and i'm going to turn it over to pam, because pam really wanted to do the introduction to our report. maria benjamin, san francisco mayor's office of housing and community development, and i have the honor of implementing the certificate of preference program. pam? >> okay. good afternoon, chair, commissioners, interim executive director, again, i'm pam simms,
a senior development specialist in the housing development. i'm here to talk about the fiscal report 2021. today maria and i will be providing you with a summary of the cop holder activity. also, maria will provide you with under on how they're operating and. and that became effective on january 1, 2022. and finally, the implementation plan for the program expansion in 2022. first it's a very brief refresher. per state low, the certificate of preference program was created to provide an affordable housing preference for low and moderate income households that
were displaced due to activity. it provides cop holders with purchasing an affordable oci or mocd unit. they must meet the income requirements for the project they're applying to. currently there are 899 active crop holders who are -- cop holders who are receiving new information. of this number, a total of 311 individuals have used their certificate once. and for fiscal year 2021, oci had one development and that was 500 fulsome. while 12 cop holders applied for the 108 units available, no cop holders chose to live at 500 folsom. as i stated in february, 2021, the reasons for not being housed include no response, overcome,
underincome and withdrew after initial contact. it may have affected the applicant, which is covid, which increased hesitancy for all applicants to in 2020. and which continues today, actually. now, i'd like to turn it over to maria to provide her update. >> thank you. we are -- you couldn't have said it better about covid affecting folks' desires and abilities to move from where they are. mohcd had 23 new developments, a mixture of ownership and renter developments during the reporting period. we contacted all of the 889
certificate of preference holders about those developments. there were 68 certificate of preference holders that submitted 155 applications during this period. and of the 135 applications, 70% of them were not passed -- [indiscernible] -- only 18 people actually moved into new opportunities during the period. between new rentals and re-rentals and being added to wait list, the wait list-adding is a really significant thing. a lot of our certificate of preference holders in that pool of active people applying are seniors. and we were able to work with a good group of seniors to be having -- to help them add their
names to existing wait lists and so nine folks were housed from being added to senior wait lists. as the 18 that actually were housed, 15 certificate of preference holders required subsidies, financial assistance, to be able to secure their housing. they returned from various places across the bay area. and the interesting thing is nine of those certificates were used within six years of receiving the certificate. they found out they had the certificate, the ability to use the certificate and within six years, nine of them used it. 12 have been held on for 40 years before they were used. so, it just goes to show that
folks, certificate of preference holders, are still needing to use the original -- still needing to use the certificates and they're using it to get into senior housing. as i said, 70% of those did not move forward. and there is a high rate of withdrawing, people withdrawing from the cop preference. a lot of folks apply and then when they look into it more, they're not interested in moving forward. there is a lot of factors that could go into play there. but the pain reason over the last year and a half has been covid. people just, you know, they're applying, but they're not really ready to move in a pandemic.
dahlia. we are pleased to tell you about dahlia. and the progressions that we've made in the last year. there were over almost 124,000 electronic applications made for affordable housing across the city. and the vast majority were for rental projects. we finished our -- or implemented our dahlia partners portal in 2020. and the partners portal is put there to assist our developers and to help them keep track of all of the lottery applicants, the preferences. you know, easy, seamless matter. they used to have to do a lot of
data entry, spreadsheets and we were able to make this tool for agents and may be more efficient with the leasing process and more efficient with the lottery and leasing process. it allows the developer to keep in better contact with applicants, which is very, very important. it gives them automatic confirmations of the information that they're sending, be it the application or other documents that are being asked of people to send so that it's -- so that our leasing agents aren't having to make those contacts themselves and our people are really much more informed about the status of their applications. and we're able to also monitor them a little better to make sure things are going more smoothly.
the commission -- the committee that was put together for the cop expansion happened in early '21 and the committee was made up of a combination of both cop holders, city staff, ocii and mohcd. ocii commissioners and representatives from the western addition as well. and the premise of the committee was to expand the certificate of preference program to include the descendants of individuals who had been displaced. that committee was very active. and that committee did a lot of energy work to be able to go to the state of california and get
ab1584 passed. governor newsome signed ab1584 which allows -- provides the ability for us to have -- expand the preference -- the certificate of preference to descendants, direct lineal descendants of all of the redevelopment areas that have a preference for affordable housing units in those project areas. and mohcd's successor is the agency that will implement the descendant's preference. we are really excited about this. this is very -- can be very impactful and we are, right now,
as of july -- excuse me -- as of january 1st, we are accepting applicants for certificate of preference descendants who feel that they are eligible, that they are a descendant. they're going to have to provide a birth certificate that links the direct lineage to the originally displaced household in the same way that any certificate of preference holder needs to provide documentation that they are actually who they are. our first major step is to hire expansion program staff so that we can ensure that we are -- have the capacity to implement the preference. we are currently requiring that the descendant language and marketing materials for all ocii
projects for 2022 or that come from marketing in 2022 will have language that says descendants are eligible for these opportunities as well. the first is block 52, which is nine ownership units. we're pretty excited about that. shipyard ownership units. and for earlying marketing -- early marketing during this time period is mission block 9a and that's 148 ownership units, so we're really hopeful that we'll be able to provide the preference for descendants in that project. mohcd works with h.s.h., block 9 also has a direct h.s.h. directly refers folks for some
of the housing that is coming there on block 9. mohcd works with hsh to ensure that those who are assessing folks to go into the units are aware of the preference and that are utilizing it for folks that are in need in that way. we're also really excited about coordinating with ocii using the lynx search that we -- we are looking -- the lynx folks are looking into more modern ways, i want to say, of identifying people from the original records that we do have about displaced households. so, they're looking to -- for more contact information. our original displacies and that
is going to make it so much easier for us to find their descendants if we know who they are. so we're looking forward to that. and to inform our comprehensive outreach plan for outreach to descendants. we'll be do you meaning the policies and procedures and making sure we have a very clear program for folks. and then modernizing that historic data. so this preference will apply to areas that -- not just the two areas hunters points and the western addition areas, it applies to all of the displaced of the former redevelopment agency displaced areas. so there is going to be a lot of rolling up of our sleeves to look at that historic data.
and then actually modernizing it so we can use it more readily for the other s.f.r.a. project areas. so we're looking forward to working through that. so we can make sure that all of the displacees are aware that they have access to this preference as well. i think that might be the end of my presentation. thank you very much. >> chair bustos: thank you, maria. pam, are you done with the presentation in total? all right. >> yes, i am, sorry. >> chair bustos: madame secretary, anyone from the public who wishes to provide a comment? >> at this time, members of the
public who wish to provide public comment on this item should call 1-415-655-0001. enter access code 2483 655 4943. press the pound sign and then the pound sign again to enter the call. then press star 3 to submit your request to speak. if you're already on the phone with us and want to provide public comment, press star 3. i'll allow a few moments for the public to call in. mr. chair, there does not appear there are any members of the public wishing to comment on this item. >> chair bustos: thank you. no request on this for public comment, i'll close public comment and turn to my commissioners with questions they may have. i would like to start with commissioner scott. >> commissioner ransom-scott: thank you, mr. chair. to the committee, i thank you
for your report and i'm just certainly on the page of knowing we need new, fresh 21st century ways of seeking out, searching, digging -- because i get calls all of the time and questions, i'm the boots on the ground and out there in our religious community as well as the community around me. and there are people asking about their cop or how do they get help with helping the city to find their information, because many of us know one another. i've known families that have lived in certain places, didn't move and yet they can't find their records. it even stands true of some of our workers, colleagues, that they couldn't find their information and we all went to school together.
neighbors. so a new fresh 21st century, but also added to that, a boots on the ground native way of talking to families, getting information out to churches, or outreach organizations, that will help us reach all of these people that are ready and, yes, covid has, you know, pushed these back to the side, but i'm sure as you know, these people still want housing. they still want help. so, i look forward to hearing more about what the 21st century way of doing this will be. and what that means and how you plan on using it. who you plan on including with this information for japantown, district 5, district 10, all cultures that should be included.
>> chair bustos: thank you, commissioner scott. commissioner brackett? >> commissioner brackett: yes. i wanted to thank the city for the presentation. just some points of clarity that the cop committee created to have input on varying cop issues, not just expansion of the program, so we'll be continuing to meet moving forward on some of the issues that dr. scott brought up, which is around what type of 21st century tools we may be using. whether we're using genealogy or any other forms. i know that the contractors were contracted through the r.f.p. process with lynx, online search tools and that in combination with a community group that will do the boots on-the-ground work.
but i think in addition to that, the general outreach that mohcd is doing, i would like to see there possibly being a quarterly or biannual workshop, similar to the workshops being done around how to participate in affordable housing, or how to be a first-time homebuyer, because the cop program is a little specific and does have information where a lot of people want to know how do they qualify, what documentation do they need to submit, how do they -- you know, different issues like that, that cannot be discussed in the general kind of housing workshops that are being done by our housing providers, like san francisco housing development corp, meta, et cetera, so i think there needs to be some type of cop workshop that is done for the larger
community so people know what this program is, what it does, historically what it's for and also could be a good tool in helping to recruit and make it easier for mohcd to find people. i also noticed in the report, there was a mention that 51% of the participants who applied for housing under the cop program did not respond to a leading agent or the alternate contact. and i was wondering if marie or pam, could you explain to me what the process for contact and follow-up looks like? because 70% nonresponse is a pretty high number when people are going through the process of actually submitting applications through dahlia for these properties. so just wanted to know what that contact and follow-up looks like. >> sure. leasing agents are required to first, by e-mail, then by phone,
then by text, and then by regular mail. and we follow up to make sure that those are being done. the alternate contact we have on the application that folks are filling out on dahlia. there is a place on there they can put their alternate contact. in case you can't reach me -- sometimes folks have phone vulnerabilities, they get a new phone number and they can't -- or they don't have access to e-mail. here's an opportunity for you to put someone else down that can be contacted if they can't reach you. and, so, most people put their alternate contact -- it might be a case worker or a housing counselor or just their daughter or their son, and so what that statistic is showing is that
after the developer tried all four of those ways of reaching somebody, and called their alternate contact, they were still ignored by that person they're trying to reach. that person still did not get back to them. what we found out in -- we call folks. we're not a leasing agent. we just call and say why didn't you respond? oh, i didn't want to move. and, you know, that's -- while it says that they didn't respond, most often that's intentional. >> commissioner brackett: okay, that was very helpful. because i went to workshop last week with mohcd and i heard there was a response time of 3-5 days and if someone didn't respond within that window, they would be passed over and their
application wouldn't be seen. so it's helpful knowing there are these other points of contact that came about before someone was actually rejected. so i kind of like to attend the workshops just to know what people are experiencing and like what they're learning and the information piece. then i had a couple other additional questions. i know you guys also mentioned there were many people who were overincome and underincome. do we have the stats on how many were over or under-income? >> we do. >> commissioner brackett: was it based on the properties? i know we have several properties that have different thresholds for the floor level and the ceiling? >> yes, so it is based on the different projects. and we do have the data. i can tell you for the project
that we were reporting on which is transbay block 9, there were -- there was only one person under-income that did not get a subsidy for that. and that was because there was an age requirement with the subsidy. and she was not able -- she wasn't at that age senior subsidy. so, you know, mohcd actually prioritizes folks and our partners prioritize cop holders when they're distributing rental assistance. it does depend on the project, because some of the rental assistance like i say is for certain populations and if they don't fall in that population, then they might be under-income. >> commissioner brackett: this is my last -- well, this is just a comment. i know it's come before our
commission several times around there being some economic challenges for cop holders, to either have enough money for deposits, just to be able to cover their portion of the rent. do you see that as being kind of a real issue that we should look to try and address in terms of i know we have different pots of money available for teachers and we have pots of teachers for more elderly populations, we have several different pots of money for our law enforcement, et cetera. do we see that as being something that be a policy moving forward or something that, you know, maybe the city may want to address on its own where cop holders can ensure that they have an opportunity while the units are available? >> sure. we do -- i'm sorry, director shaw, would you like to address that? >> yeah, commissioner brackett, tau for the question. -- thank you for the question. there are a lot of programs out there that have that invest
based on income, location, other needs as well. we've been working closely with our community stabilization team, working closely with h.s.h. and the homelessness and supportive housing, department of public health. so in those instances right now, i think we continue to assess the resources that we have and make sure that we are connecting people that have this opportunity through cop with the existing programs. i think we can continue to look at what additional resources are needed, but i also know that we are working really hard with our other housing partners to make sure that people understand that resources are available to them now. i think going forward this may be worth a conversation to have in the future, but i think right now in terms of the resources and alignment of process, that
it's happening in the city in a more intentional manner and we have an understand of the mayor's commitments, but then with our respective projects and placements and we're working hard to align those together. >> commissioner brackett: i respect that answer, eric. i know there are a lot of different pots of money coming from different places and trying to put them together. prop c money and other different sources, trying to get them streamlined so people aren't looking at 16 different programs versus looking at three larger pots that is more efficient. i was more asking the question because we see this as a barrier for a while now. so just was putting that out there. but thank you for that update. and with that, there was one last question i had. i did have a question around --
in terms of -- there was language in the beginning of the proposal that said something regarding the new ab1584 would be applying to only ocii properties. so just getting clarity about that because i know in the 2008 resolution all of the cop participants were supposed to be eligible for all mohcd properties on their preference, not just ocii. i was wondering if that was a typo or if there is some other clarification that needs to happen? >> so, commissioner brackett, as we work with the consultant this year to understand the breadth of those that are eligible for cop under that legislation, there are two things that are happening on the mohcd side -- three things. once again, receiving properties from ocii. we're understanding that. we're trying to understand the development timeline for our new
we have the ability to draw analytics for it. what do i mean by that? i was just looking at the total number of applications, 123,000, approximately, but 68 c.o.p. holders are part, a very small fraction -- well, 68 c.o.p. holders with 155 applications, right, but 155 applications is a small percentage of the total applications, and 68 is a small part of the total of the c.o.p. applications. so do we -- just going off the top of my head, how is it that c.o.p. holders know about dahlia? to dr. scott's question or commentary about there's a lot of people seeking information about the c.o.p. program, can
either you remind me or let me know -- how do folks know that dahlia is available to them so that they can access it, reminding you that a lot of folks are senior. just looking at members of my family who are seniors, accessing technology is not their strong suit. so how do you reach people to know this seemingly easier for sure application process than the lattery system that we once had is available to them? >> sure. it's it's a constant, doing it always, and -- lottery system that we once had is available to them? >> sure. it's a constant, doing it
constantly, when we initially launched dahlia, and periodically, we did do outreach campaigns, and the more useful our housing counseling agencies and our case managers and working with h.s.h., working with all of the other city families, our grantees who are working on the ground with folks to make sure that there's availability and the help to work through it and informed by it, the library is a huge partner, and oewd and their computer labs. we're doing a lot of outreach in that way. during the pandemic, they're --
there was -- otherwise, no one would have been able to apply for housing because -- unless we were set up to do it electronically, and we have built dahlia in a way that it's just as accessible on a phone as it is on a computer or a laptop. you know, you don't have to have a computer or a laptop to actually be able to access it. and, you know, the ability -- we are excited about the analytics that we are able to see now. that portal has been active for about a year, and on the information that we're gleaning from it, it's phenomenal. it's great, and we're going to be able to glean information from that on what folks need. we actually do user testing
with dahlia before they implement something new on it, so we'll have seniors on there and try to figure out, how do i do this, and how do i do that? and that information testing, they put it into dahlia so that we can make it more accessible, and we will continue to do those efforts. we will continue to provide resources on internet access, private resources on available tools that folks can get in their homes, and then provide direct services as we can. >> in other words -- sorry. >> go ahead. >> something on analytics, and this is something that maria told me last year, we've found
that people don't apply multiple times. what we've found with maria's leadership is to be more culturally competent. so if you didn't choose this one, then what's an alternative? please apply again if you see another property that's interesting, but we're working to make sure that we're proactive in making sure that people are utilizing this opportunity and the way that the process works, so it's not from the interface itself, it's also responding and being more customer service oriented with those who want to engage and getting housing opportunity through dahlia. >> thank you for that explanation, and i guess what comes to mind, based on my own experience in the mission, where i constantly tell people about these tools, there are people that know about the tools that are regulars, if you will, with the community organizations.
and then, there's family members, and some of them are in need of affordable housing. and i keep saying to them, go to meza, and go here, and go there, and get that information. because we -- i don't know if my fellow commissioners are registered in dahlia, but we, at one point, were all registered in dahlia, so i get the information in real-time, right? you know, i'm one of your quiet marketers. i send the information over in real-time, but what i find is that it's usually the -- i don't know about it or yes, i know about it, but i don't know where to go about it, or i know where to go, but i'm not getting the help, those kind of barriers, especially before the pandemic. there was a time during the pandemic, and i remember i
smiled because there it was on the muni bus, dahlia. so i'm wanting us to be as creative and proactive as you say to be sure that the messages is out. when i look at the units coming on-line, you know, especially the ones with homeowner opportunities, 68 c.o.p. holders, some folks holding onto their certificates and using them decades later, i think we're all doing the right thing. i just want to make sure that we're spreading the word as broadly as we can so that people understand that there are these additional resources or help available, and we need the community based organizations are not necessarily the only place they can go. so workshops, there's just so many opportunities to keep the top of mind for this particular population. so those are just my -- my, you know, top of mind thoughts on the marketing side. but i did have a question
because i'm not sure how the wait list process works. >> oh, sure. >> so can you breakdown so that i can, again, broadcast that to anybody who's willing to listen? >> sure. a certificate of preference holder can present themselves to any former redevelopment agency developed building or c.o.o. developed building and request to be put at the top of the wait list if the wait list is closed. if the wait list is open or if they're accepting applications, they get in at the top. and we are -- right now, we're working on generating a list of those buildings, especially for c.o.p. descendants. i can be put at the top of all
of those buildings? great. so we're working on that, and sonya mcdaniel, who is our c.o.p. program coordinator, this year, worked with dr. davis when they're building their wait list because it was a chance to get at that wait list. that building is a covetted building among people on our wait list, so we worked on that, and that got a good number of c.o.p. holders at the top of their wait list. and those nine people that were housed there, they were not only housed there, but housed at other housing developments. >> okay.
good, thank you for the report. >> thank you, commissioner scott. -- commissioner rosales. commissioner scott, i believe you had another question. commissioner scott, i believe you're on mute. >> thank you. thank you. my question is this information, this agency has been in the city since the 40s and the 50s, and i've watched so much happen, transform change. one of the things that i'm looking at right now as a clergy, as well, too, is the ptsd behind and with many of the people that are not responding. it's not that -- i heard i went
so far with my family, friends, and then, they said that i did not make enough, so i'm so grateful for what commissioner brackett asked about the funds. there was the queue program that worked, so looking once again, some of them suffering and feeling hopeless and helpless because they're not on drugs, so there's no help for them, you know, not addicted, and all these different things that create hopelessness for them, because then, they're disappointed and say you don't qualify because either you make just a little bit too much or you don't even make enough, and affordable is for those that don't make enough, and it's, like, well, what's to happen? so i'm hoping that we will look at where those funds could come
from and program that will support those that are overwhelmed when they don't know how to get on a computer, they don't have access to the technology. we can look at george davis, we can look at san francisco housing and development, what they're doing, and there's got to go something, like mara said. where do they get the support to even go do this overwhelming work and support to translate what this means when it asks x, y, z questions. it's taking it to another level during this pandemic, and they just don't want to do it alone, alone. so again, with this 21 century
thinking, how do we help those folks with that? some of these c.o.p. holders, they're challenged with a handicap, and the paperwork, the way, the push off, the put-back, and they do everything and then are told no. so you see people, because of their stories, turning around and just saying, i can't go through that, so there's not enough help. there's no support, so i'm hoping we'll care enough for everyone and not just for those that are homeless, and not homeless, and looking for a
better brighter support. >> thank you, commissioner scott. so i just want to jump in on what commissioner scott just shared and what we've heard from others, and i think we've said this before, and i may have said this when i was on the redevelopment commission about the solution. the people that were pushed out of the program were not pushed out because they didn't make sure, they were pushed out because of the color of their skin, so i think we need to begin to think about how do we reduce these barriers for people because, again, they weren't kicked off of some number, they were kicked off because they were black, and as a result, intergenerational wealth was taken from many of the families who owned their buildings. i know several who owned their
buildings, and if those families still had those buildings today, like my friend gigi's grandmother, they gave her $6,000 for a 60-unit building. imagine what a 60-unit building would be worth today in san francisco? and that's generational wealth, so i hope that there are things that we can do to reduce those barriers, so i notice that a lot of people in your report say they made over. they did not make over the amount that the city took away from them, so we have to think of this as a justice issue. we have to think of this as a reparations issue, and it's no coincidence that the population of this city has dramatically
shifted since when i grew up, and it hasn't shifted in the right way. and so we have to see the urgency. that's the way -- that's the reason why, when i was on the redevelopment commission, and, you know, our mayor was a member of the board of supervisors representing district 5, i told her we need to do something similar to the certificate of preference, and that's how we came up with the neighborhood preference program. we needed to do something to begin to stop the hemorrhaging of people of color from this incredible city. so i know that if this commission and this staff believes that we have to be urgent about this, and we have to be creative, and we have to think outside the box because we owe it to the people who were pushed out not because they wanted to leave, but they
were pushed out because of a racist redevelopment director by the name of justin hermann, which, i think we need to remove that name if it still hasn't been done. but we need to do something, and if that means we need to go to our governor to say, hey -- i mean, our governor knows this issue. i've spoken to him a lot about it, and so let's begin to think about what we can do if we haven't thought about reducing some of those barriers so that people who deserve to come back home -- and the fact that there was one person who had a certificate for 40 years, that's telling me that that was a 40-year promise that was not met, right? and that's not right, either. but i know that, under your leadership, director shaw, and
deputy director benjamin, i believe you share this sense of urgency with us that we have to do this. so i appreciate commissioner brackett's ideas of c.o.p. workshops and, you know, reporting out on this on a regular basis, but also seeing how we can reduce the barriers, and also maybe even open up opportunities for some of the c.o.p. holders to look at other properties that are here in the city that aren't ocii or former redevelopment. because it was a citywide policy of redevelopment and the so-called urban renewal that did this work. so i just want us to right the wrongs and do what's right. so thank you for your report, miss sims and miss benjamin, and thank you for your presence and leadership, director shaw. i think we can do this.
i think we can do the right thing and make it even more right. it is possible because we're human beings that care. we're not machines, and as someone who works at g.l.i.d.e., and who has a policy department, not all laws are just, and so we need to change them, and i think we can do that. with that, commissioners, this was just a workshop, so we appreciate everyone that participated. no action is required, so thank you very much, participants, for your support and your presentation. madam secretary, please call the next item. >> clerk: next is agenda item 5-d, workshop on the recognized obligation payment schedule for july 1, 2022 to june 30, 2023,
rops 22-23. discussion. madam interim director? >> thank you very much. madam secretary and commissioners, it is hard to believe that we are once again at the point of budgeting once again, but as we know, with our multiple budget tools, we are never not budgeting, so we begin our year with the recognized budgeting tool, which begins our year with the recognized fiscal year budget , and we wanted to brief you on where we are headed, but as always, we will come before you this spring with the actual budget that will go through the process with the commission and the mayor and the board of supervisors, but this is an exciting step as we look ahead to fiscal year 22-23, and with that, i will turn it over to
mina yu, who will make the presentation, and who will be joined by some additional staff, as well, and will provide some additional information. mina. >> thank you. good afternoon, commissioners. again, we are here for the 22-23 rops workshop. next slide, please. so [inaudible] we have our bond proceeds, which are from the bonds issued, we have our reserve balance, which is property tax increments from prior years. we have other things like developer fees, grants. we have our redevelopment property tax trust fund, which is set by formula. next slide, please. so our 22-23 rops is
22.7 million. next slide. so this table just shows a year over year comparison to the current year rops, and you can see on the bottom line, we have an increase of 157.3 million, or 28.6. i think it's worth looking at each line item in more detail, so the major changes are because our bond proceeds are increasing, and this is because we are issuing two bonds. we are also using bond proceeds to fund two new carts in transbay. the other is because of an increase in the number of affordable housing units coming on-line [inaudible] and this is increases in our staffing [inaudible] on those two new bonds that i mentioned. next slide, please. so this table shows our 22-23 rops by our uses, and affordable housing is our largest use, followed by our
debt program. next slide, please. so here, we have a year-over-year comparison to our current year rops, and our biggest change is in affordable housing, again, because we have our new projects coming on-line, and then, we have a technical requirement of funding for 2016-d. we have our new debt service and our new bonds, and this is going to increase our debt bond schedule, so again, the change is an increase of 157.3. next slide. so this just shows the rpttf forces that are kind of pulled out of the last table. our rpttf forces are 148.6 million. the majority of those funds are for our debt program followed by the transbay debt project area. next slide, please. this slide shows a
year-over-year comparison of the rpttf uses. we have the gross [inaudible] for the tjpa, and we also have the increase in our debt program, and with that, i will turn it over to elizabeth for our affordable housing. >> thanks, mina. good afternoon, president bustos, and commissioners. my name is [inaudible], and i am the affordable housing manager. we are requesting $272.8 million to fund construction activities for our affordable housing projects. as you can see, the primary funds requested are bond proceeds and other funds.
bond proceeds are payment from developers that have been made to various project or program requirements over the years which have been designated for program or project use. other funds are making up the majority of the request by a little bit at 130.8 million. sorry about that. the funds requested will primarily go to fund construction gap loans for five of our affordable housing projects, along with two new redevelopment loans. next slide, please. housing rops 22-23 request includes funding requests for our three main projects, with the highest expenditure in transbay at 157.8 million, followed by hunters point shipyard and candlestick point, and mission bay. next slide, please.
in total, ociis housing fund request will go to fund 171 affordable housing units in development across our three housing project areas. the 157.8 million in transbay will fund 124 units, and $7 million in mission bay will go to fund 330 units. next slide, please. so here, you can see all the specific projects that will be funded under this rops. for on going projects in the mission and transbay, we've allowed some increases due to state funding delays, and we've also included, as i mentioned, two new predevelopment loans for the two remaining mission bay parcels. we're also showing the remaining predevelopment funds for our two candlestick point projects that are currently on hold. and with that, that's it for my
presentation. i'm going to turn it over to mark to talk about mission bay. thanks. >> thank you, elizabeth. good afternoon, commission bustos, vice chair rosales. i'm the director manager for mission bay. in this slide, you can see mission bay and how built out it is. in the bottom right is the bayfront park, which we'll start construction hopefully april. bottom left is 1450 owens, which will be a science building or built by alexander real estate, and they should be starting construction later this spring, and the top left is park p2ph, and we are looking to start that next summer. next slide, please.
so these are the sources and uses in mission bay. infrastructure is a predominant use. the parks, pump station. bonds are a significant source of money, but also reserve billions, and also rpttf. second use is professional services. that is for reimbursing p.u.c., city attorney, and other city agencies as well as we're looking to have some of that money as we seek to entitle additional housing, and then, we have art program. most developers throw public art on-site, but we'll be using those funds to create public art. rp2, mission creek, i hope to be before you next month to announce who's been selected to provide that art. and then, there's a small
$70,000 balance on the c.f.d. bond that we're looking to [inaudible]. so on the 22-23 program, look to complete the bay front park as well as the mission iii park. we'll be managing the construction of 1450 owens, we'll be managing the existing parks in the open space, and we'll be looking to increase the allowance for housing. as i mentioned in the previous slide, infrastructure is going to be the main source or use at 72.8 million, and professional services at 3.8 million, art program at 3.4 million, and then direction at 70,000. next slide. that concludes the mission bay portion, and next step will be brandon for transbay.
>> thanks, mark. i'm ben brandon, transbay fiscal manager, and i'm going to walk you through phase three. [inaudible] as evidenced by the graphics in front of me right now, you can see that a large part of our transbay work in the coming fiscal year will be on the underground and park projects as well as future development and two mixed use residential projects around a one-acre park. next slide, please. here, you have the sources by uses for transbay in the upcoming fiscal year [inaudible] to continue its work in the transbay project area. infrastructure is the primary use of our funds in the upcoming fiscal year, this is a little bit misleading because
we do not anticipate expending $105 million on infrastructure. the large sum here is driven by our expectation to issue bonds in the coming fiscal year to fund the construction of our two-part projects beginning in fiscal year 23-24. therefore, the largest two expenditure will be the transbay joint powers authority pledge at $27 million. that is codified by the failed proceeds and pledged proceeds tax agreement. consistent with this agreement, in rops 22 and 23, [inaudible] to fund the transit center project. we do expect to focus heavily on advancing our block three and other airport projects next year by advancing the design
documentation for both projects. our primary sources covering our fiscal year 22-23 transbay work or bond proceeds and rpttf dollars, and those sources are covering our parks projects and the transbay project respectively. the 7.3 million in other funds is comprised of nearly $7 million in park fees and nearly $500,000 in developer reimbursement. next slide, please. and here, we have the transbay work program for the upcoming fiscal year. the key areas, these will be focusing on the advancement of our park projects, as i already said, and focusing on the transbay block two, which is a 100% affordable housing development for seniors and families and transbay block four, a mixed use affordable
housing project. to fund these activities, we're requesting nearly $105 million for infrastructure covering work on our two park projects and bonds to cover their eventual construction as well as health and design for our eventual streetscapes. we've requested 1 million for our consultants to design the projects and our 7 million for the tjpa pledge. that concludes my presentation, and i'll turn it over to [inaudible]. >> good afternoon, commissioners. [inaudible] for hunters point shipyard [inaudible] shipyard phase one, which is the smaller
of two parcels that you see, [inaudible] and candlestick point to the south which has [inaudible] and some infrastructure work, as well. next slide, please? so the total budget is $13.4 million, and unlike the other two projects, the majority of our funds includes development reimbursement and a federal grant for building improvements. [inaudible] to the master developer [inaudible] payments and also a small portion of rpttf will be used for [inaudible] the largest category is the infrastructure [inaudible] we are mostly in an infrastructure phase, and the
infrastructure category covers the payment, too. [inaudible] the second category is professional services, legal consultants, and other services to work on the project documents or to look at upcoming land transactions. the third use consists of the developer contributions for work, many of which have come before this commission. with the existence of legacy commission, they consist of categories like [inaudible] scholarship funds and [inaudible] and education improvement fund. and then finally, our small categories are [inaudible] and these payments are rent payments that we pay to the
u.s. navy for the [inaudible] parcels [inaudible] that are located on navy property parcel b as well as sfpd has an office, building 606. next slide, please. so the work program consists of work mainly in phase one right now. we plan to commence construction for parcel on block phase one, [inaudible] the parts that have been completed, we will come to this commission for a parks manager contract in upcoming months. we have designed on two of those developments that i just mentioned, and we'll continue to work with the legacy foundation to expand and implement the community benefits funds that we have to get that out to the community.
and staff continues to work on [inaudible] navy and other federal regulators [inaudible] testing and engaging as needed with the other regulators and also setting up [inaudible]. again, the details here are the categories that i just spoke to, spreading it out between infrastructure for the building 101 improvements that i just mentioned. projects that we are doing for the artists, looking to get a federal grant. we have [inaudible] for both phase one and phase two
infrastructure. [inaudible] this concludes my presentation, and now, i'll hand it over to [inaudible] for the assets management discussion of ocii. >> thanks, lyla. good afternoon, commissioners. the coming year, our work in asset management in order to supporting a number of projects, we also will continue to manage a few assets that ocii continues to hold in the agency property tax trust for the benefit of the city, continue to manage those properties , either for transfer to the city or
transfer to other properties as specified in our long-term management plan, and that is the bulk of our work outside of the project areas. so short and sweet, and i'll -- oh, i'm sorry. if you skip forward two slides please, i'll now turn it over to raymond, our contract compliance manager. >> thank you. good afternoon, commissioners. raymond li, contract compliance manager. next slide, please. one thing of particular to note is a funding specific request with oewd with our funding implementations. we're requesting 291,000 for
workforce compliance. please bear in mind that these particular figures are embedded elsewhere in the overall rops. next slide, please. because our work plan is pretty straightforward, i thought i'd take this opportunity to provide a six-month update for our current fiscal year. [inaudible] our workforce hiring is currently sitting at 28%. this is an improvement from the 20% that's been reported in prior years, and this constitutes approximately 172,000 -- i'm sorry -- san francisco residents and about 29,000 hours of work performed. with that said, i'll hand this over to my colleague, monica, to talk about equity. thank you.
>> good evening, chair bustos, interim director, commissioners, thank you for your time today. i will be discussing our fiscal year 22-23 plan for racial equity. next slide, please. the work for the racial equity plans are still inward facing as the office of racial equity has had a change in leadership, so they are continuing to work on the phase two plan as it relates to programs that serve the outer public, so we're going to continue to work on our demographic analysis to make sure that our employees comply with the c.p. area workforce, as well as continuing to talk about career development and opportunities within the current ocii staff
to ensure that we continue to retain this great and wonderful staff that we have. and also working with the racial equity office and others to build a more robust racial equity training program for the upcoming fiscal year. happy to answer any questions the commission or public may have on this item. thank you. i will now pass it onto nina. >> thanks, monica. next slide, please. so our debt program is 181.2 million in 22-23. the largest portion of this will be used on debt service for our existing tax allocation bonds. in the top row, you see that's $80 million. and then, we are estimating about 13.3 million for the two bond issuances. we are funding our 2016 c.u.
bond, so that involves the remaining bond amount to be refunded. we have 2.6 million, which is the interest that we expect. that must be included in the refunding. 22 million is what the developers are requesting to payoff a portion of those bond. our other debt, we have 4.5 million for our hotel occupancy tax refunding, and our 1.1 million is for the low-income moderate housing fund reimbursement, and the bottom line is the compensation for those new bonds. next slide, please. just a little bit more detail on those two on new bonds. it's 165.4 million total principle. 89 million of this will be for our transbay project areas to
fund transbay and south infrastructure work. next slide, please. so our operating costs -- next slide -- so we will be funding the majority of our operating costs with our rpttf nonoperating admin and other funds, so the total is 18.7 million, and you can see the use, and we'll go into detail on the next slide. next slide, please. 18.7 million for our operations. this includes an estimated cola. 4.3 is for our retiree obligations. next slide, please. so this table shows a year over year comparison to our current year rops, and you can see it's a total decrease of .7 million.
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together and then lay that out in a way that is entertaining for the fans. a lucky seat there and there, and then, some lucky games that include players. and then i'll talk to lucille, can you take the shirt gun to the bleachers. i just organize it from top to bottom, and it's just fun for me. something, we don't know how it's going to go, and it can be a huge hit, but you've got to try it. or if it fails, you just won't do it again. or you tweak it. when that all pans out, you go oh, we did that. we did that as a team. i have a great team. we all gel well together. it keeps the show going. the fans are here to see the teams, but also to be entertained, and that's our job. i have wonderful female role
models that i look up to here at the giants, and they've been great mentors for me, so i aspire to be like them one day. renelle is the best. she's all about women in the workforce, she's always in our corner. [applause] >> i enjoy how progressive the giants are. we have had the longer running until they secure day. we've been doing lgbt night longer than most teams. i enjoy that i work for an organization who supports that and is all inclusive. that means a lot to me, and i wouldn't have it any other way. i wasn't sure i was going to get this job, but i went for it, and i got it, and my first season, we won a world series
even if we hadn't have won or gone all the way, i still would have learned. i've grown more in the past four years professionally than i think i've grown in my entire adult life, so it's been eye opening and a wonderful learning >> the city has undertaken a pilot program to hook up private privately -- owned hotels. >> the community members say this is helpful for them
especially for the seniors and families with kids from seniors being able to connect with the family during the pandemic and too watch the news has been really helpful during this time where they are stuck inside and are not able to go outside. for families it is important to stay connected to go to school, to get connected so they can submit resumes to find jobs during the pandemic. [speaking foreign language] >> challenges that might seem for the fiber in chinatown is pretty congested. the fiber team found ways around that. they would have to do things such as overnight work in the
manholes to get across through busy intersections, and i think the last challenge is a lot of buildings we worked on were built in the early 1900s and they are not fitted with the typical infrastructure you would put in a new building. we overcame that with creative ideas, and we continue to connect more sites like this. >> high-speed internet has become a lifesaver in the modern era. i am delighted that we completed three buildings or in the process of completing two more. i want to thank our department of technology that has done this by themselves. it is not contracted out. it is done by city employees. i am proud and i want to take a moment to celebrate what we are doing. -
>> shop & dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges resident to do their showing up and dining within the 49 square miles of san francisco by supporting local services within the neighborhood we help san francisco remain unique successful and vibrant so where will you shop & dine in the 49 san francisco owes must of the charm to the unique characterization of each corridor has a distinction permanent our neighbors are the economic engine of the city. >> if we could a afford the lot by these we'll not to have the kind of store in the future the kids will eat from some
restaurants chinatown has phobia one of the best the most unique neighborhood shopping areas of san francisco. >> chinatown is one of the oldest chinatown in the state we need to be able allergies the people and that's the reason chinatown is showing more of the people will the traditional thepg. >> north beach is i know one of the last little italian community. >> one of the last neighborhood that hadn't changed a whole lot and san francisco community so strong and the sense of partnership with businesses as
well and i just love north beach community old school italian comfort and love that is what italians are all about we need people to come here and shop here so we can keep this going not only us but, of course, everything else in the community i think local businesses the small ones and coffee shops are unique in their own way that is the characteristic of the neighborhood i peace officer prefer it is local character you have to support them. >> really notice the port this community we really need to kind of really shop locally and support the communityly live in it is more economic for people to survive here.
>> i came down to treasure island to look for a we've got a long ways to go. ring i just got married and didn't want something on line i've met artists and local business owners they need money to go out and shop this is important to short them i think you get better things. >> definitely supporting the local community always good is it interesting to find things i never knew existed or see that that way. >> i think that is really great that san francisco seize the vails of small business and creates the shop & dine in the 49 to support businesses make people all the residents and visitors realize had cool things are made and produced in san
i think a general concern in the arts community is the testimony loss of performance spaces and venues no renderings for establishes when our lease is up you have to deal with what the market bears in terms of of rent. >> nonprofits can't afford to operate here. >> my name is bill henry the executive director of aids passage l lp provides services for people with hispanics and aids and 9 advertising that fight for the clients in housing insurance and migration in the last two years we negotiated a lease that saw 0 rent more than doubled. >> my name is ross the executive directors of current pulls for the last 10 years at 9 and mission we were known for the projection of sfwrath with
taking art and moving both a experiment art our lease expired our rent went from 5 thousand dollars to $10,000 a most. >> and chad of the arts project pursue. >> the evolution of the orientation the focus on art education between children and patrol officer artist we offer a full range of rhythms and dance and theatre music theatre about in the last few years it is more and more difficult to find space for the program that we run. >> i'm the nonprofit manager for the mayor's office of economic workforce development one of the reasons why the mayor has invested in nonprofit displacement is because of the challenge and because nonprofits often commute technical assistance to understand the negotiate for a commercial
lease. >> snooechlz is rob the executive director and co-founder of at the crossroads we want to reach the disconnected young people not streets of san francisco for young adults are kicked out of the services our building was sold no 2015 they let us know they'll not renew our lease the last year's the city with the nonprofit displacement litigation program held over 75 nonprofits financial sanction and technical assistance. >> fortunate the city hesitate set aside funds for businesses facing increased rent we believable to get some relief in the form of a grant that helped us to cover the increase in rent
our rent had been around $40,000 a year now $87,000 taylor's dollars a year we got a grant that covered 22 thousands of that but and came to the minnesota street project in two people that development in the better streets plan project they saved us space for a nonprofit organization national anthem and turned out the northern california fund they accepted us into the real estate program to see if we could withstand the stress and after the program was in full swinging skinning they brought up the litigation fund and the grants were made we applied for that we received a one thousand dollars granted and that grant allowed us to move in to the space to finish the space as we needed it to furniture is for classes the building opened
on schedule on march 18, 2016 and by july we were teaching classed here. >> which we found out we were going to have to leave it was overwhelm didn't know anything about commercial real estate we suggested to a bunch of people to look at the nonprofits displacement mitigation program you have access to commercial real estate either city owned or city leased and a city lease space become available there is a $946,000 grant that is provided through the mayor's office of economic workforce development and that's going to go towards boulder the space covers a little bit less than half the cost it is critical. >> the purpose of the organization trust to stabilize the arts in san francisco
working with local agency i go like the northern california platoon fund that helped to establish documents of our long track record of stvent and working to find the right partner with the organization of our size and budget the opportunity with the purchase of property we're sitting in the former disposal house theatre that expired 5 to 10 years ago we get to operate under the old lease and not receive a rent increase for the next 5 to 7 years we'll renting $10,000 square feet for the next 5 to seven years we pay off the balance of the purpose of this and the cost of the renovation. >> the loophole will that is unfortunate fortunate we have buy out a reserve our organization not reduce the
services found a way to send some of the reserves to be able to continue the serves we know our clients need them we were able to get relief when was needed the most as we were fortunate to arrive that he location at the time, we did in that regard the city has been - we've had tremendous support from the mayor's office of economic workforce development and apg and helped to roommate the facade of the building and complete the renovation inside of the building without the sport support. >> our lease is for 5 years with a 5 year onyx by the city has an 86 year lease that made that clear as long as we're doing the work we've been we should be able to stay there for decades and decades.
>> the single most important thing we know that is that meaningful. >> it has been here 5 months and even better than that we could image. >> with the economic development have announced an initiative if ours is a nonprofit or know of a nonprofit looking for more resources they can go to the office of economic workforce development oewd.com slashing nonprofit and found out about the mayors nonprofit mitigation program and the sustainability initiative and find their information through technical assistance as much as how to get started with more fundraising or the real estate assistance and they can find my contact and reach out to me through the circles of the city through the
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>> first of all, thank you for coming to celebrate this incredible milestone. i am really excited that she accepted. because i know what you often times may see is the fights between kim and i. what you don't know is about the friendship and the amount of love and respect i truly have for her and her work ethic from the moment i met her actively engaged in labor in a way that brought the conversation to a different level around women and minorities and their role in
leadership and labor. it is good to see more women step up and in fact, it is 125 year history not one woman has ever led the san francisco labor council and kim is doing that, which is absolutely extraordinary. [applause] and you are the first executive director of the labor council to serve on this work force investment board because i didn't want to appoint the others. just kidding. but in fact, you know, this is so important. when i think about growing up in the western addition and the fights that we used to have to be included in the placements and job opportunities that exist in the city, i feel like we have come a long way but we still have a long way to go to make the real connections between
people in many of the communities that many of you represent but himself the same people who want these opportunities, the new jobs that come to san francisco. not just the work related to construction and engineering but as you know there are even shortage of nurses. the work you have done with nuhw was extraordinary onever the years. how that played a role to make sure there is a real connection between people and the opportunities, through organized labor to make sure they get their fair share, the appropriate pay and benefits and the ability to take care of themselves and their families. you have been doing this work for a really long time. i know that you are going to bring a really strong voice to this body. in the process you are going to make a lot of folks upset what it is you have to say, but i wouldn't have wanted it any other way because some things
need to be upset. some things need challenged. in fact, i am not afraid of a challenge and not afraid of the conversations that need to be had to get to a better place that is what we want. we want a better place so people have better lives. you have dedicated your lives to public service. organized labor but public service because of the people that you know you represent. the people that you know are counting on autophytes for them and make the right decisions that are going to have an impact onnary families and livelihood. regardless of disagreements at the end of the day the underlying message i know that is most important to much of you and i know is important to kill is the fact that we want to fight for better lives for the people we represent. that is why you are going to be
serving on this board, and i appreciate and honor that you accepted this opportunity. i am looking forward to seeing something change for the better for workers throughout san francisco. with that let's debt you sworn in. (applause). >> i will put on my mask. covid is running rampant and we are close to each other. place raise your right hand and repeat. i say your name do solemnly swear that i will support and defend the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california against all enemies foreign and domestic that i bear true faith and allegiance to the
same. that i take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion and that i will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which i am about to enter and during such time as i serve as a member of the work force investment san francisco board for the city and county of san francisco. congratulations. [applause] >> here is a little city seal pen with my signature. i give this to all people i swear in to serve.
ladies and gentlemen, the latest person for the board tackling work force in san francisco and making real change. [applause] >> thank you, mayor breed, for taking time-out of your schedule to do this. thank you to the leaders of labor here today, especially my board members, susan, mike, charlie, debra, and my good friend karen. i want to thank you for taking time for the swearing in. it means a lot to me because i have always been really challenged by the fact there rvs and have notes in the work force, and i really want to
fight overcoming making sure that everyone becomes a very. everyone has an opportunity to get a job and a wealthy job and to join a union if they so choose. that is my mantra since i was little. it is my mantra to this day. i will fight to make sure. that is what the labor council is about making sure there are opportunities for people and career ladders. that has always been what i have been about. i want to make sure that happens. we have seen companies take advantage of people especially during strikes when they go into poor neighborhoods to try to recruit scabs. we knead to emphasize recruiting people to getting into them into construction and janitors and construction trades and up the ladder and nursing, healthcare.
these are all opportunities they should all have. we want to make sure that the san franciscans that we all know and love have that opportunity and that is my goal for this. i really intend to implement a labor caucus to make sure that we are doing what we need to do to give every san franciscan the opportunity be to participate from our economic recovery from covid and overall economic recovery as we get on with opening up the city and making sure that people come to san francisco. those the obstacles before us. i hope we overcome them altogether as we move along. thank you. [applause].
include me and after you prove yourself, which i have done, i don't face that obstacle as much anymore. ♪♪♪ my name is nita riccardi, i'm a painter for the city of san francisco and i have my own business as a painting contractor since 1994 called winning colors. my mother was kind of resistant. none of my brothers were painter. i went to college to be a chiropractor and i couldn't imagine being in an office all day. i dropped out of college to become a painter. >> we have been friends for about 15-20 years. we both decided that maybe i could work for her and so she hired me as a painter. she was always very kind. i wasn't actually a painter when
she hired me and that was pretty cool but gave me an opportunity to learn the trade with her company. i went on to different job opportunities but we stayed friends. the division that i work for with san francisco was looking for a painter and so i suggested to my supervisor maybe we can give nita a shot. >> the painting i do for the city is primarily maintenance painting and i take care of anything from pipes on the roof to maintaining the walls and beautifying the bathrooms and graffiti removal. the work i do for myself is different because i'm not actually a painter. i'm a painting contractor which is a little different. during the construction boom in the late 80s i started doing new construction and then when i moved to san francisco, i went to san francisco state and became fascinated with the
architecture and got my contractor's licence and started painting victorians and kind of gravitated towards them. my first project that i did was a 92 room here in the mission. it was the first sro. i'm proud of that and it was challenging because it was occupied and i got interior and exterior and i thought it would take about six weeks to do it and it took me a whole year. >> nita makes the city more beautiful and one of the things that makes her such a great contractor, she has a magical touch around looking at a project and bringing it to its fullest fruition. sometimes her ideas to me might seem a little whacky. i might be like that is a little crazy. but if you just let her do her thing, she is going to do something incredible, something amazing and that will have a lot
of pop in it. and she's really talented at that. >> ultimately it depends on what the customer wants. sometimes they just want to be understated or blend in and other times they let me decide and then all the doors are open and they want me to create. they hire me to do something beautiful and i do. and that's when work is really fun. i get to be creative and express what i want. paint a really happy house or something elegant or dignified. >> it's really cool to watch what she does. not only that, coming up as a woman, you know what i mean, and we're going back to the 80s with it. where the world wasn't so liberal. it was tough, especially being lgbtq, right, she had a lot of friction amongst trades and a lot of people weren't nice to her, a lot of people didn't give
her her due respect. and one of the things amazing about nita, she would never quit. >> after you prove yourself, which i have done, i don't face that obstacle as much anymore. i'd like to be a mentor to other women also. i have always wanted to do that. they may not want to go to school but there's other options. there's trades. i encourage women to apply for my company, i'd be willing to train and happy to do that. there's a shortage of other women painters. for any women who want to get into a trade or painting career, just start with an apprenticeship or if you want to do your own business, you have to get involved and find a mentor and surround yourself with other people that are going to encourage you to move forward and inspire you and support you
and you can't give up. >> we've had a lot of history, nita and i. we've been friends and we have been enemies and we've had conflicts and we always gravitate towards each other with a sense of loyalty that maybe family would have. we just care about each other. >> many of the street corners in all the districts in san francisco, there will be a painting job i have completed and it will be a beautiful paint job. it will be smooth and gold leaf and just wow. and you can't put it down. when i first started, it was hard to get employees to listen to me and go along -- but now, i have a lot of respect. - >> tenderloin is unique neighborhood where geographically place in downtown san francisco and on every street corner have liquor store
in the corner it stores pretty much every single block has a liquor store but there are impoverishes grocery stores i'm the co-coordinated of the healthy corner store collaboration close to 35 hundred residents 4 thousand are children the medium is about $23,000 a year so a low income neighborhood many new immigrants and many people on fixed incomes residents have it travel outside of their neighborhood to assess fruits and vegetables it can be come senator for seniors and hard to travel get on a bus to get an apple or a pear or like
tomatoes to fit into their meals my my name is ryan the co-coordinate for the tenderloin healthy store he coalition we work in the neighborhood trying to support small businesses and improving access to healthy produce in the tenderloin that is one of the most neighborhoods that didn't have access to a full service grocery store and we california together out of the meeting held in 2012 through the major development center the survey with the corners stores many stores do have access and some are bad quality and an overwhelming support from community members wanting to utilities the service spas we decided to work with the small
businesses as their role within the community and bringing more fresh produce produce cerebrothe neighborhood their compassionate about creating a healthy environment when we get into the work they rise up to leadership. >> the different stores and assessment and trying to get them to understand the value of having healthy foods at a reasonable price you can offer people fruits and vegetables and healthy produce they can't afford it not going to be able to allow it so that's why i want to get involved and we just make sure that there are alternatives to people can come into a store and not just see cookies and candies and potting chips and that kind of thing
hi, i'm cindy the director of the a preif you believe program it is so important about healthy retail in the low income community is how it brings that health and hope to the communities i worked in the tenderloin for 20 years the difference you walk out the door and there is a bright new list of fresh fruits and vegetables some place you know is safe and welcoming it makes. >> huge difference to the whole environment of the community what so important about retail environments in those neighborhoods it that sense of dignity and community safe way. >> this is why it is important for the neighborhood we have families that needs healthy have
a lot of families that live up here most of them fruits and vegetables so that's good as far been doing good. >> now that i had this this is really great for me, i, go and get fresh fruits and vegetables it is healthy being a diabetic you're not supposed to get carbons but getting extra food a all carbons not eating a lot of vegetables was bringing up my whether or not pressure once i got on the program everybody o everything i lost weight and my blood pressure came down helped in so many different ways
the most important piece to me when we start seeing the business owners engagement and their participation in the program but how proud to speak that is the most moving piece of this program yes economic and social benefits and so forth but the personal pride business owners talk about in the program is interesting and regarding starting to understand how they're part of the larger fabric of the community and this is just not the corner store they have influence over their community. >> it is an owner of this in the department of interior i see the great impact usually that is
like people having especially with a small family think liquor store sells alcohol traditional alcohol but when they see this their vision is changed it is a small grocery store for them so they more options not just beer and wine but healthy options good for the business and good for the community i wish to have more
i have always been passionate about gelato. every single slaver has its own recipe. we have our own -- we move on from there. so you have every time a unique experience because that slaver is the flavored we want to make. union street is unique because of the neighbors and the location itself. the people that live around here i love to see when the street is full of people. it is a little bit of italy that is happening around you can walk around and enjoy shopping with gelato in your hand. this is the move we are happy to provide to the people. i always love union street because it's not like another commercial street where you have big chains. here you have the neighbors. there is a lot of stories and the neighborhoods are essential.
people have -- they enjoy having their daily or weekly gelato. i love this street itself. >> we created a move of an area where we will be visiting. we want to make sure that the area has the gelato that you like. what we give back as a shop owner is creating an ambient lifestyle. if you do it in your area and if you like it, then you can do it on the streets you like. >> once i got the hang of it a little bit, you know, like the first time, i never left the court. i just fell in love with it and
any opportunity i had to get out there, you know, they didn't have to ask twice. you can always find me on the court. [♪♪♪] >> we have been able to participate in 12 athletics wheelchairs. they provide what is an expensive tool to facilitate basketball specifically. behind me are the amazing golden state road warriors, which are one of the most competitive adaptive basketball teams in the state led by its captain, chuck hill, who was a national paralympic and, and is now an assistant coach on the national big team. >> it is great to have this opportunity here in san francisco.
we are the main hub of the bay area, which, you know, we should definitely have resources here. now that that is happening, you know, i i'm looking forward to that growing and spreading and helping spread the word that needs -- that these people are here for everyone. i think it is important for people with disabilities, as well as able-bodied, to be able to see and to try different sports, and to appreciate trying different things. >> people can come and check out this chairs and use them. but then also friday evening, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., it will be wheelchair basketball we will make sure it is available, and that way people can no that people will be coming to play at the same time. >> we offer a wide variety of adaptive and inclusion programming, but this is the