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they were probably out there breaking into cars and doing other things to get money. so the goal was to keep them actively engaged to get them into programs and to make sure that they have support so they can grow and thrive and they knew someone had their back because in many cases they didn't have a lot of family support. so i just want to make sure that prioritizing teen employment because i think that's your first learning ground. that's where you first learn how to, i mean it was the first time i was answering the phones, i was typing on the typewriter and writing letters. i wasn't the building, some -- best at it but it's how i learned how to be on time for a job and wear my clothes properly and the basic things. it's important to me that every teen is actually working or has, like
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every teen in san francisco should have access to do some sort of employment where they can get paid. i think that needs to be really a top priority. it's one of my priorities. the second thing i want to mention is the police training and youth and police relationships. when we were kids, we would run from the police. we witnessed a lot of negative things. as i got older and started working in the mayor's office, all of a sudden the police are saying hi to me and actively engaging in the community and talking to me like a regular adult. all my life, i thought wait a minute. police are people like i'm a person and if they treat me with respect, and part of
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my point was i held kids accountable. they did classes to learn how to interact with the police. don't just, from my perspective, i didn't want the kids to immediately start thinking negative as soon as they saw the police. how do you interact with the police, how do you prevent yourself from becoming like negatively engaged in a head lock or something with an officer from talking back or doing something you are probably not supposed to be doing. these are based on my own experiences andersen -- scenarios and these were a long time ago. we need to hold our students accountable. classes in our school systems are classes that team young people what are the best ways to interact with the police. how do you develop a relationship with law
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enforcement. law enforcement is there to serve and protect. they are there to protect our communities. i didn't understand what that really meant when i was a young person nor was there anything to teach me that it was really possible having a strong relationship with police officers was something great especially with how i grew up. i would, the suggestion i would make is that we somehow look at that as a priority so that we are developing positive relationships with law enforcement. i had a young kid in a program who consistently had terrible interact with the police and we had police officers who would come by but didn't talk much to the police but were still there and there was an incident that could actually seriously led for that kid getting hurt if it were not
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for the police officer knowing who that kid was and dealing with the situation better. i think it's important that kids learn that process and interaction with the police and it goes a long way in helping to build a better community. other than that, those are my two recommendations i want to say this is amazing and great work and i'm looking forward to pushing these policies through and after a couple months revisiting your plan to see what did we miss, what didn't we do and how can we improve in our work as members of the board of supervisors so that we can continue to push priorities of young people here in our city. thank you again for all of your hard work and looking forward to seeing this happen. >> supervisor mar?
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>> i also wanted to thank adele and allen for their great staffing of this really poised and articulate youth commission and the document before us really well written on the accomplishments but also the priorities. i'm very proud that it reflected value of social justice as well. it is about empathy with people in this society. you are bold and not afraid to challenge policy that you think are wrong in this city. i'm glad that you are pushing the envelope with more understanding and memorandum with police. i'm glad that bautista is here too. i am really glad that you are engaging and pushing the envelope to ensure that youth voice is there. for undocumented youth it's challenging because the law
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says that we are not supposed to hire undocumented people and you are pushing the laws in a way that is very effective. i also wanted to say that in developing youth positive police policies in the school it's a give and take with lieutenant and the school district sometimes and i'm glad that it's a restorative policy that it's a police department and hope there is common ground there. the youth oriented training with police and our former police commissioner, there is a lot of good models there. i'm hoping that the trainings are successful as well as the mou. i think for the transitional age youth and commissioner wu or tong brought up the bridge funding that is critical. i know it's a lot of money, but i know it's until voters can pass the expansion of the children's fund that includes transitional age youth, there is that period of time that
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we need to ensure that people don't fall further through the cracks. i'm glad that you are looking at bridge funding. and i also want to say on city college maintaining our city college that the youth commission has been extremely bold in your leadership in seeing that that's a critical part of our city's economy workforce development for many many people and i think your leadership on urging the mayor and board of supervisors and the whole city to support that institution is really critical as well. but the structure that you have with your four committees and how you all integrate with so many issues is so really impressive as well. i'm really proud of our youth commission and thank you for helping to make better policies in the city as well. >> thank you supervisor mar and i want to thank the commission for coming before us today. the annual
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pilgrimage before the budget committee. thank you for all your work into it. i would like to thank all of you for being here today and great work lily for keeping me abreast and for all of your continued hard work throughout the year. colleagues, we'll open item no. 4 to public comment. any member of the public who wish to comment on item no. 4? >> thank you. i work with the department of families. they have raised the bar and good policy work and we are happy to work with them on oversight with these recommendations. on behalf of tasf i'm happy to
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talk about the two recommendations which they included one is for undocumented young people for work services. it's something we've struggled with but we think collectively can do a great job and worked with the board of supervisors to look at what roles can be taken to work with undocumented people. right now the employment opportunities we have are through community based organizations taking the risk and taking the opportunities to provide services for people in doing in creative ways and we would like to see the city step up as a sanctuary city and making taking that risk and working with students. those are opportunities that as city employees the city can take the risk for challenging state and federal laws that we find
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unjust. finally around housing, we spoke a good deal about it this morning but we support the full founding for affordable housing for san francisco and finding the range of opportunities that are need and we want to acknowledge the recommendation around providing opportunities that might be less resource intensive but might be able to reach a large number of young people. thank you very much. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> hello supervisors. i'm with ssf. i would like to thank them for the training they gave me this year. i would like to thank the youth voice policy. if they weren't available to me, i would be doing bad. i started as a
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career advocate because my sister made me do it, but look at me now. i'm here at city hall trying to work as a politician and trying to make myself a better person to help out my community and the way my friend angel put it at the town hall aid meeting when you are there receiving resources you should be pulling up your community and your family at the same time so we can all thrive. the second item is about supporting the san francisco education community. i have a sister with special needs which is time consuming and completely stressful trying to find a program that suits her needs that i want for her. i want her to develop into a person just as smart or smarter than i am and it's through these organizations that come from our very
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talented youth commission. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> if there is anyone else that would like to speak, please come forward. >> good afternoon, folks. it's a pleasure to be here in front of you. my name is jose louis mejia. i can't say how impressive this work really is. it was a pleasure to read this, it really was. because you are really thorough. i want to highlight from a perspective of asf youth san francisco at dcyf, first we are in full sul at support of all of these recommendations but some align with our priorities. first of all the inclusion of pay and increasing funds to serve transitional age youth is crucial. we are in full support of that. there is a
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tremendous unmet need and luckily there are some programs that are able to be funded creatively with other sources but the children's fund being the largest for our youth is critical for that to be accessible to transitional age youth. the other is i just want to echo some of jesus points about the voice policy. we strongly believe that young people need to be at the center of decision making that is affecting their lives and no choice should be made without people in the room and without their voice being at the center. we fully support and hope this is something that by today by leading by example that you hope to continue to do so moving forward especially as this is something that doesn't take actual resources but a commitment to include young people. also around the bridge funding for k services,
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again, knowing in full faith that we will be passing reauthorization of commitment for children. right now there are a lot of children suffering and we hope that you will be supportive of the bridge funding and lastly around 12n. it's crucial, it's been passed, but it makes no difference if a great policy is passed and not implemented and fully funded in order for that actually to impact our youth in a positive way. we hope that will take the leadership for that. >> okay. thank you. next speaker. >> i apologize. i have to pick up my kids from school. i can't stay for the whole time. thank you. >> next speaker. >> hi, i'm jillian lou with building leaders we are a
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youth philanthropy group. we are currently funding by dcyf children's fund. we are happy to be able to attend this meeting and support the recommendations especially regarding the children's fund which has enabled us this year to fund 17 different youth projects that are in the communities and are projected to impact 5,000 youth in san francisco and the more funds that the children's fund see's equates to the more good that we and the youth in san francisco are able to perform. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> anybody else wish to
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speak? kai. seeing none, public comment is closed. >> supervisor breed? >> i would like to acknowledge everyone for your participation. >> thank you. with that, can i have a motion to file item no. 4. we have a motion and we can take that without on significance. -- opposition. madam clerk, do we have any other matters in front of us? >> no, mr. chair. >> okay, we are adjourned. [ meeting is adjourned ] >> >> >> at 62942 working with
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together we can support your children.
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it's been my dream to start is a valley school since i was a little girl. i'm having a lot of fun with it (clapping) the biggest thing we really want the kids to have fun. a lot of times parents say that valley schools have a lot of problems but we want them to follow directions but we want them to have a wonderful time and be an affordable time so the kids will go to school here. we hold the classes to no longer
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12 and there's 23 teachers. i go around and i watch each class and there's certain children i watched from babies and it's exciting to see them after today. the children learn how to follow directions and it ends up helping them in their regular schooling. they get self-confidents and today, we had a residual and a lot of time go on stage and i hope they get the bug and want to dance for the rest of their
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>> hello. welcome to "culturewire." we are here today with bay area artist jody chanel, and we are here to see the plaza where your piece has just been installed. >> i have been doing large-scale paintings in the galleries and museums, and the idea that in the future, i could do something that would hang out a little bit longer than the duration of the installation the kind of appeal to me. i quickly found out about the san francisco arts commission school and realized there was a pre-qualified school you had to apply to, so i applied to the. >> how long did it take you to develop this work for the plaza? >> this was a fast track project. design development was about a
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month. >> let's look at the beautiful mural. i have never seen a mural created on asphalt. >> the heat of the asphalt, a new layer of asphalt. then, these wire rope templates that were fabricated for the line work get laid down and literally stamped into the asphalt, and then everything was hand-painted. >> maybe you could talk about some of the symbolism, maybe starting in the middle and working out. >> [inaudible] the flower of industry. >> it is like a compass. there's an arrow pointing north. >> within the great bear consolation, there are two pointed stars here. they typically lead one to the northstar, otherwise known as polaris.
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so i thought it has a layer of theme. >> let's talk about some of the other elements in the peace. we are walking along, and there is a weather vane. there's a sweet little bird hanging on the side. what kind of bird is that? >> [inaudible] the smallest of the gulf species, and it lives around the bay area. >> you want to talk about the types of flour patterns that you send? >> [inaudible] around 1926 or so by the dahlia society. >> what is this bird here? >> that is the california quail. >> coming up here, we had a little blustery theme. what is this area here? >> this is supposed to be the
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side view, the expense of the golden gate bridge. >> there it is. >> there are really beautiful elements of architecture still around, i would say that it gives that feeling over to the work. >> what are your hopes for it? >> that in a way it just becomes part of the area. i think it is starting to have that feeling. people utilize it. they sit and, and have their lunch and play on -- they sit and, and have their lunch and play on that -- they sit and come and have their lunch and play on it. just for it to be part of the neighborhood. that is my hope. >> is such a beautiful addition to our public art in san francisco. thank you for joining us. it was nice to meet you. and thank you for telling us about your beautiful mural.
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thanks for watching "culturewire."
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