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supervisor avalos: army on? good morning. welcome to the city operations and neighborhood services committee. could you share the announcements bill -- been of >> all persons attending this meeting are requested to turn of cell phones and pagers, please submit copies of materials for the file and items recommended out of committee today may be recommended by the full board tuesday of next week. supervisor avalos: please call item no. 1. >> item #one. resolution authorizing the san francisco public utilities commission to accept and expend a u.s. environmental protection agency administered grant in the amount of $669,000 for the cesar chavez sewer system improvement project.
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supervisor mar: thank you. >> good morning. members of the committee, in the project manager for the cesar chavez sewer improvement project. this resolution before you authorizes the acceptance and expansion of the $659,000 issued from the u.s. environmental protection agency to assist us in funding the cesar chavez sewer improvement project. we were successful in obtaining a previous grant for this project of $477,900. for this additional grant we were given a total of $1,146,000 in federal support for the project. the caesars shot as improvement project is a very important improvement project as it
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provides more capacity for this area that has experienced historical flooding. we are very excited about this project, excited that we were able to win both of the grants for the project, which will help to provide local support. supervisor avalos: thank you very much. where is that located? between 1 01 and mission? what is the length of that will be covered? >> this is phase one of the project, sewers system improvement. phase two would be streetscape improvements.
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the street scape goats from hampshire to burrow. supervisor avalos: it is not all being done concurrently? >> basically they are doing the plumbing first before the service improvement. the streetscape will start at hampshire and we will keep ahead of them so that they can fix this or first before the street improvements. supervisor avalos: the timeline that we are talking about? >> for this project we are expecting to break ground in june or july but about nine months behind us. supervisor avalos: the experience with the length, partially funded by mtc and the
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funding sources, transportation authority, we had major sewer improvements that were done along their. i saw destruction along that line as a psychologist for two years. i was wondering what we should do to make it concise, so that there were not too many gaps in the length, so that people did not experience a lengthy disruptions. >> the two projects are consolidated into 24 months. we are working closely with dtw to minimize the disruption to the businesses and we are committed to holding a public
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meeting every three months to address any issues and see what kinds of issues we need to handle in the field as quickly as possible. supervisor avalos: we will move on to public comment for this item. there is no one else but city staff, so we will close public comment. we can move this item forward with recommendation? thank you. madam clerk, please call the next item. >> item #two. resolution authorizing the san francisco public utilities commission to retroactively accept and expend a u.s. department of energy administered grant in the amount of $951,500 to conduct a brown grease recovery and biofuel demonstration project. supervisor avalos: very good. >> good morning.
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my name is terry leigh. i have been the project manager for the biodiesel demonstration. the resolution before you would allow the city to retroactively except and expand approximately $951,500 in department of energy funds for demonstrations. awarded in 2009, the department of energy became very busy in awarding and expanding the american recovery and investment act funds to route 2002. which is why we are now able to accept this grant. these funds would allow for boundaries, restaurant trap ways, to be converted into clean
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burning biodiesel. it is important for the city because the san francisco public utilities commission sewer department spent $3.5 million each year addressing greece blockage in the sewers. in addition, fed and cisco has successfully transitioned its vehicle fleet from diesel to cleaner burning biodiesel. this demonstration furnishes technology that would allow the city to recover what is considered waste greased out of the city, converting it into a clean biodiesel. we are excited to once again get grant funds. we would appreciate your support. thank you. supervisor avalos: we will open
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this item for public comment. seeing no one else, we will close public comment. moving forward with recommendations. supervisor, you have worked on the ordinance? supervisor mar: thank you for this great work, making ground greece into biodiesel. i hope that other cities adopt this model as well. thank you. supervisor avalos: moving forward without recommendation -- without objection. that is our last item? >> yes, mr. chairman. supervisor avalos: we are adjourned. thank you very much.
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>> good morning, everybody. hi. how are you? so nice to see you. that looks like a great play yard. i know you're anxious to get out there and take part in all of the findings today. i wanted to introduce myself. my name is cates -- kate. i am a commentator for the golf channel and i really want to welcome the over 300 students to our golf and leadership party here. [applause] can we did but cheer from the students from lafayette school?
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[cheering] how about a cheer from monroe elementary school? let's hear it for sheridan. [cheering] and a big hello from the students of jefferson elementary. wow. you guys have a lot of energy today. glad to not be in school, right? i know i liked to take a day off from school. we are thrilled to have familiar faces on hand for the celebration, which is the culmination of an effort by pacific gas and electric and the unified school district to teach leadership and call skills to students in -- golf skills in 21 different san francisco elementary schools. that is a wonderful opportunity. as a a board member and a
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professional golfer, it is wonderful to see seven people having a chance to -- to see so many people having a chance to learn the skills provided by the game of golf. i would like to thank the pg&e president. [applause] mayor ed lee. and deputy school superintendent richard for taking the time to join us today. i would like to introduce one of our biggest supporters in san francisco who also is a great golfer himself. mayor ed lee. mayor lee: thank you. good morning, everyone. i do not know about being a
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great golfer, but if i can brag for a moment -- how many of you have a hole in one. how many of you had three? [laughter] ok. those kids have their hands up. why? i have had three, in my last one was here. i am a happy guy whenever i come out here. and of course, i wanted to brag before i teach the kids humility, right? anyway, i am out here with good friends. certainly sandy tatum, who i have worked with for the last two years, who helped initialize the whole first program when we started partnering with the pga. thank you for all your contributions. and you know, the first tee program, the partnership with the unified school district, and
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then this year with the help of pg&e, to really expand that to the fourth and fifth graders, that is a fantastic contribution. i want to thank peony because last week, we -- pg&e because last week, we were doing contributions getting ready for earthquakes, helping our youth there. i want to thank again pg&e for being good corporate partners of the county of san francisco. i want to thank the first tee program. i know a lot of members of the board of directors are here today. it is totally of voluntary efforts to help our kids learn the game of golf, but learn the honest values, the integrity, the sportsmanship that golf brings. and ultimately, the humility that also requires you to have.
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wherever you go -- in the latest example -- i hit 16 shots before they finished 1 hole, and still, they finished the whole round. that was this past weekend. understanding, and humility, but also other values. kids are in for a wonderful experience when you take up the game of golf. i know you're going to love playing this game, but you are also going to love how you get support from all of us. this program is a wonderful program. we have funded it. we have been finding it. this place has been posting the charles schwab cup of four years. it will be right here with all the past pga champion spirited play the final, most important
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round of the season here, and it is a wonderful contribution these professional players have with the first tee program. that is wonderful. it is a wonderful relationship we have with our school district. that is what it is all about. giving hope to the kids. support for them. they are going to take this specialized fitness that pg&e is trying to fund, to use its -- to use it so they can learn golf skills of visitation valley, one of the first areas we opened up. i am so proud of this whole area. being a mayor who plays golf -- i am so humbled by being mayor. i am humbled by the game of golf. i learn something every single time i play this game. but i also played a lot in the
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city of san francisco. it is such a wonderful game for everyone in the city to have, including all of you 300 kids. thank you for coming out. >> and now pg&e president chris dunn. i know you would like to talk next. >> thank you. we are excited to be part of this program and working in collaboration with first tee, is a great organization in the city and county of san francisco and the school district. it is an honor to be here today. mayor, i have had many, many more hole in one span three, but unfortunately they were on a putt-putt course. [laughter] my golf game itself is humiliating. it is actually humbling all the
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time. it is a lot of fun to play. you are going to have a great opportunity, because you are going to be able to learn a lot about lifelong values. this will serve you well. not just in school. but throughout your life. the great part is you get to have fun doing that. you get to play golf while you are doing that. it is going to be a great time for you. i have been blessed in meeting a lot of students to have gone to a first tee program and they have gone on to great things in college and post-college. and they've learned a lot of important things through the program. i encourage all of you to take full advantage of it, to play golf, to enjoy your whole time in the first tee program. we are happy to be a part of the. we are offering a check to fund some of the activities, and i am thrilled to give you that.
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[applause] >> wow. [unintelligible] >> there you go. [cheers and applause] >> now unfortunately, as tiger woods found out, they do not take those at the door. [laughter] >> deputy superintendent caramba, would you like to come up? >> mr. mayer, hole in one --that
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is impressive. i think i have the record for a hole in ten. [laughter] by was bragging about the fact that we are joyful learners. we do not just go to school to learn. but we learn about fund. when i counted three, i want to hear the loudest yell you can yell to show the mayor and the president how joyful we really are. are you ready? here we go. one, two, three. [yelling] ooh, that was a big breath. that is the last time you can yell that loud on of golf course. mr. mayor, thank you for why you and pg&e are doing for the children of san francisco.
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these are difficult times when things are caught and scaled back. physical education does not have to be something you do when time of the day or one half hour of the day. it is a lifelong skill but all of our students will be able to use as they grow older and hopefully get better on the golf course. we want to thank you on behalf of all the 65,000 san francisco unified school district students. thank you to pg&e for giving us an opportunity to introduce the sport of golf to the students of san francisco. as a san franciscan and a father, i will come out here and continue to train and practice and try to get that hole in 10 down to maybe of hole in five. i want to introduce a supervisor in the physical
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education department -- thank you. and her name is michelle. michele, could use that up, please? -- could you step up, please? >> i have a humble gift for pg&e from the physical education department of san francisco unified school district. we want to present you with this black for -- plaque for everything you're doing for the students of the san francisco unified school district. [applause] and we have one last plaque we would like to give to first tee of san francisco. this would not be possible if it were not for the folks who are doing a great deal of work to coordinate with our departments so all of you young adults here,
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please remember that today is your day, and a great deal of effort went into with to make it happen. from our department and san francisco unified school district, we would like to present this. thank you, sandy, very much. greg thank you. [applause] >> i have a voice problem. you have got to be grateful. [unintelligible] [laughter] [applause] >> thank you very much. i do want to acknowledge the president of the san francisco unified school district board of education. thank you for being here, being
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part of this day. so, now we have a party that is going to be kicked off, right? we have a first tee shot that is going to kick off this party. and i know you guys are all ready to party. we have a residence chris dunn, mayor lee, maybe school superintendent? and we have some students. students -- the students will exhort you down. the executive director of the san francisco first tee. it does not look like you have the shoes on. 3, 2, 1, party. [cheering]
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>> i work with the department of environment and we are recycling oil. thank you. we can go into a refinery and we can use it again. they do oil changes and sell it anyway, so now they know when a ticket to a. hal>> to you have something you
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want to get rid of? >> why throw it away when you can reuse it? >> it can be filtered out and used for other products. >> [speaking spanish] >> it is going to be a good thing for us to take used motor oil from customers. we have a 75-gallon tank that we used and we have someone take it from here to recycle. >> so far, we have 35 people. we have collected 78 gallons, if not more. these are other locations that you can go. it is absolutely free. you just need to have the
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location open. you are set to go. you are set to go. oh, my! haa ha ha! ha hha ha! [snortg] >> please stand for the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty
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and justice for all. taking roll call of the commissioners. commission president toms mazzucco -- thomas mazzucco. dr. joe marshall. en route. commissioner dejesus. excused. commissioner angela chan. present. commissioner carol kingsley. present. commissioner james slaughter. here. commission president, you have a quorum. also on the dais, joyce hicks of the office of citizen complaints and the chief of police. president mazzucco: thank you very much. ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the wednesday may 4, 2011 san francisco police commission hearing. and tonight we have a brief agenda. and i know that the chief has to make an appearance after this downstairs at the boys and girls club celebration. he serves on the board so we'll try to get through this as soon as impossible so we