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tv   Mayors Press Availability  SFGTV  September 14, 2016 5:00pm-5:31pm PDT

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things and with that made me want to be a police officer i want to give back and do public serve always a class president i dealt with everyone and served my class not only be humble enough to serve my class and pierce being a squad leader is a responsibility of maintaining my squad and being that voraciously person i need to step up to the challenge i believe during the 8 months i fulfilled any dude and after graduation just be a good officer to learn the skill and profession and give to the community to give the best to them and be a helpful hand that's the main thing and the new people coming into the did not know why you're doing it join the department for the right reason and do it to help
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the community and it is sharing you're time when you get into the department do is commented to the craft and enjoy it along the way enjoy it along the way i encourage you to talk about over with our families and talk 2 over with yourselves ultimately you'll do the job and find a senseably reason for doing it after the hard work everyday for 8 months straight and finally it pays off and you know as honey honor and privilege not anyone can do this job i look forward to getting often the street and learning and hit the ground running it will be a surreal moment day one i thought months here but sat down me and my brother talked about it and
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we're on the right track and stay focused and walking tloo across the stage is a huge hono >> well, good morning everybody welcome to the transit hub in san francisco that is reeling hub i wanted to say good
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morning to everybody our san francisco city and county conducted a study and a recognition part of our local and regional transit report viewing 2030 what we all had to do to help the residents our regional would it be fair to say and businesses all succeed using the great notion of increasing and improving our entire public trappings system one of they're very specific recognitions that i had the privilege of focusing on with supervisor wiener's leadership has been our night life late night and early public morning transportation system you you know we have a great economy in good a great part the 15 thousand people that need to
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use public transit that are part after a $50 million revenue stream for you will have our night life proclamations hotels, the bars, the hospitals and all the workforces there and everything this is open 24/7 we understand and know that the workforce is not just limited to people to live in san francisco in fact, because of the increasing expensiveness there is for housing and by the way, this is going to be a site of a 100 percent affordable housing in the near future where we move own over to the transbay center we're trying to build as much affordable housing in the city we need to know where people are living and how they need to get to work and by the way, in this 2030 transit study we had made we knew the workforce regional
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probably going to be people that are working second jobs and sometimes third jobs question we cannot simply force them to use air cars to help or force them to buy vehicles that is a workforce that needs our support and recognize to make sure that they can get to work or have visitors or all the kinds of things this 50 thousand person industry and $50 million world of revenue stream needs our support on i am especially thankful to the regional transit agencies that we've had the privilege of working with ac transit and bart and golden gate and along with our own san francisco muni transit agency all ushering together under the umbrella working with the mtc, our municipal transit commission
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finland funds to extend the services like our outline service i think our drivers are going to be proud of and i know we'll talk about in a minute that's what we're going locally but all the agencies working together have fund funding to reach where workers and people live and those extended hours of operation 4r0k9 routes throughout the bayview and the east bay has been credible part of 24 service to support the late night shifts and the early morning shifts of you're working folks i get to announced this effort because part of our 2030 vision plan for san francisco was to make sure that we give attention to the programs that we're creating and that the
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reasons why we're treating e creating this is because we need to sustain this workforce and recognize they're working all hours of evening and supporting their effort through public transportation public transportation throughout all the modes i've identity one of the grandfather equalizer in the prosperity economy we're doing if we don't do this we'll leave a lot of people out of success of our big economy being so hot we've got to get people to work and again, i say a great equalizer those are working families second and thirds jobs their probably doing and making pretty good money i'm increasing nor night life activities whether mid market street day and night life and all the housing in the city that want to operate at all hours i'm very
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proud of the agencies the regional transit agencies we're working with and get that bar bonds passed; right? but we need support i need to be out with ac transit and golden gate our own sfmta to make sure that everybody knows we're going to cover those gaps with all levels of transit extensions along with helping bart and helping your regional transit centers with a great transit center we're building and completed in the next few years ago at this time and right now it is about many workforce and the visitors that use late night transit we have to give them a very affordable addition to the way they get to work and the way they get back to their families safe at night and have is extended you are hours make sure we publicize
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that a great system with that, i get to introduce someone that is a little bit reason turn around me literally on all things to do with transit and small businesses by the way, i want to make sure i mentioned that our small businesses with the great beneficiaries of this this is their would it be fair to say we're talking about but supervisor scott wiener has been a point person on the vision the 2030 pain and suffering with me on vision zero projects partnering with me on the mtc and all the other agencies that kind of help with the bay area discussion around our transit needs and making sure that we're do know all the right things in the city let me traffic introduce a great supervisor supervisor wiener
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>> (clapping.) >> great. >> thank you thank you, mr. mayor this is really exist today because it brings together two of my absolute passions transportation and our night life economy our night life for people having fun and working and two areas that are often been neglected and i have the honor of service on the board of supervisors and sharing our community transportation authority and also representing san francisco on the municipal transportation commission. >> thank you to mayor ed lee for appointing me to the mtc and for years and working on night life issues what we hear over and over both from business owners from workers from patrons is that that is just two hard to get around at night that our
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transit system shut down even before the shut down serve becomes incredibly inadequate until ridership came along good luck getting a cab at the 2:00 a.m. when the bars shut down and it was good hard getting around i held a hearing we started to hear from workers that we're talking about how do i goat home late at night with 200 or $300 with tips in my pocket without getting robbed and the anthsdz of getting to bart before that is closed we started hearing from business owners and from aprons and people in night life and so i authored legislation to create a late night transportation working group to require a planning process a wonderful, wonderful group off people came together for a year it is actually still functioning and
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putt together a great road map thank you to the entertainment commission and your community transportation authority and the office of economic workforce development for reilly clovis on that plan and recommendations a lot of things including the eventual prize the second bart service that but in the meantime before we get to the promise land dooekd one of those thing is better overnight bus service and make sure that people know about the in fact, habituate and thank you to golden gate transit and stem tram for coming together to say that is one integrated network we need to move together to expand that overnight bus service and i want to thank the metcalf's forces stepping up to support the
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martha campaign to promote to late night service to the public to help to fund but but also to provide tens of millions of dollars to help the transit agencies expand they've over night bus service we've seen all the transbay routes create and muni has capacity it's overnight outline services making it easier and easier to get around at night and give people confidence had the bars close at two or three or 4 or 5 in the morning they're actually able to get around that is exciting we need to promote this marketing campaign that will permanently hope people don't know i thought to housing unit to 511 in helping the public it access this information about the transit service with that, i want to call up people the president of the board of
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directors of the ac transit one of the key partners in making sure the people could a get across the bay in the middle of the night. >> thank you, supervisor wiener and mayor ed lee my name is chris i'm an elected at large director of at transit and the president we're pleased to be part of the effort to encourage the late night work and play in san francisco and oakland question he provided some service but because former senator included us in measure 2 had service with was inadequate i want to absolute supervisor wiener's lairp in putting together the late night working groups that vastly increased the service bart paid for it and bart tom who is president of the bart board is the director for
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the mission area and he was very revolved in that my former colleague now the ocean boulevard city council rebecca helped we have pretty good service on the west side of the east bay we had some problems in the some of the routes that went further out but i think this effort this publicist effort is very important so everybody thinks whether you're coming to pirate or work over here, whether our cleaning up after people that need to get home at 3:00 o'clock in the morning there the transit available and absolute supervisor wiener for all the work and this publicist effort means many more people will permanently be aware of the
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possibilities of getting around after midnight. >> thank you. >> (clapping.) >> thank you so one of the things that we when we started to project we were first focused on patrons getting home on the bart and the clubs closing at night and started focusing more than on workers when they get off work late another night one thing we've not focused on originally but know an issue a number of people that are going to work early in the morning to help you city activate and come to life and the challenges people face getting to work early in the morning i want to bring up karen the owner of mission pie one of the neighborhood businesses that is baking early early in the morning and talk about she's a
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great participated in the task force and like to say invite her up. >> (clapping.) >> thank you, supervisor wiener and mr. mayor i've been listening to everyone speak i've been stressed by how much u how much has happened not last couple of years this is not a new problem but a problem rooted in historic planning in the region that has maybe only increasing low needed to be inclusive and co- hey a lot of the transit systems are really great individually but we're designed and envisioned at a time when service workers lived in their community as the affordability in our region changes and the demographics follow that change more and more and more people are traveling longer danced to get to work
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our records center in our shop coming from vallejo the mission district and unlike large cities like new york that built unified systems we're struggling to overcome the legacy that once made sense and not now i'm so excited we hear other people talk about early morning needs which is sort of a recent quiet voice at the table actually not quite - to reflect on the change that you know a year ago i couldn't tell the people that work in our business without with who vision i won't function i couldn't give them an answer and the people this they're first week of work uninvariable were late on the weekends and shocked to discover there was no way to get if the
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east bay to work on time and now there it is a so concrete and incredible but but every relationship including the relationship between a worker and they transit provider is a relationship of trust that may sound strange we have to keep the cheer on about these changes because it will permanently take people some time to really have faith in something not been there before and fundamental issue in the region of economic justice that everybody in every kind of working job has access to their job at any time of day or night thanks to everyone that has been working on this. >> (clapping.) >> thank you. >> okay. so thank you,
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everyone for being here today and great step forward and not the last implementing those recommendations until we get to a truly twenty-four hour transit system here in the bay area so thank you very
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>> the city of san francisco