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tv   BOS Budget and Finance Committee 41317  SFGTV  April 13, 2017 8:00pm-9:01pm PDT

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budget federal committee i am supervisor melia cohen supervisor of this committee. in the chamber today we've got supervisor sheehy kim, and fewer. were going to be joined shortly with supervisor yee and supervisor tang. the clerk of the board is linda wong and john carroll today. i want to thank phil jackson an injury in stark from sfgov tv for assisting us with today's broadcast. mr. clerk any announcements? >> yes. please, sounds all cell phones and electronic devices. completed speaker cards and copies of any documents been included as part of the file may be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will peer on the april 25 board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated.
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>> thank you very much. could you please call item one on the budget and finance select committee agenda. >> item number one a hearing to receive an update on the federal budget and any related impact to the city and request a controller's office and maters budget office. >> all right. thank you for hearing this item. several weeks ago we received an overview of federal funding-of federal funding to san francisco as well as any anticipated impacts or risks to our cities department. these are the risk they're going to be facing. it's difficult to anticipate the pace of how quickly things can change at a federal level, but i believe it's incredibly important that this committee stay abreast and up to speed on the changes that do occur. that may have impact on our city's budget and
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financial health. this week will hear from the department of public health regarding the status of the affordable care act. what impacts and what impact the failed attempt to repeal the aca will have. with that i like to bring up pauline chawla, good afternoon pauline from the department of public health. >> good afternoon supervisors. thank you for having me. arlene joplin for the department of public health. i have just a brief overview for you on what is occurred since i was last here just about two weeks ago related to the affordable care act. so primarily what i want to say is that the affordable care act remains in place. there have been no changes.. i think the most significant development took place the day after i was here last week, last month. on march 24, the
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majority leaders in the house of representatives canceled a key vote on the affordable care act on american healthcare act, that is, and this is really a win for the 133,000 san franciscans who've been benefited from the aca sponsored health insurance. when i was here last i talked about the american healthcare act which would repeal and replace the affordable care act. as i described to you previously, the american healthcare act would've repealed the individual employer mandate, would have repealed subsidies on the healthcare exchanges like cover california. would have reduced federal medicaid funding to states like california and would have really restructured fundamentally the medicaid program. though the cancellation of this vote on
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the house floor is a reprieve the white house and congressional leadership have indicated their desire to continue with the repeal effort. in fact, i was in washington dc just last week with our community clinic consortium and we had the privilege of meeting with leader pelosi. the leader had indicated to us that the reason that the american healthcare act was so important to the leadership is because they needed the savings from the repeal and replacement to fund the tax reform package that there are intending to take up next. so that is among the reasons why it's still important for leadership and congress and in the white house to look at some changes to the affordable care act. so it is unclear now what will happen exactly, whether the american healthcare act will pass, or, if it does pass it may look different than the current version looks now. in many
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details would be also up to the administration when she implements the legislation if it were pass. finally, whatever california does in response to federal action, will also be as important as federal action in terms of the impact on san francisco. so it's also important to note is a significant amount of administrative authority that can occur in the absence of legislation to rollback provisions of the affordable care act. so to highlight a few areas where the administration already has within its authority some power to change the affordable care act significantly. first would be around the subsidies that make insurance affordable for low income and middle income individuals. these subsidies are-one of the subsidies is a subject of a federal lawsuit congressional republicans sue the obama administration and were successful in a lower court. the trump administration could-the obama administration appeal. the trump
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administration could take up the appeal or drop the appeal. if they drop the appeal, that means the subsidies could be eliminated for the lowest income individuals purchasing health insurance on the exchange. it could also allow state administration could also allow states impose restrictions on medicaid beneficiaries. what's being talked about at the federal level are things like work requirements. making sure that people on medicaid are working. this would be an allowance for states to opt into. the federal government could also without legislation we can the individual mandate. they could choose not to enforce portions of the individual mandate. this could result in destabilizing the marketplace because individuals who rely more heavily on health insurance would be those more likely to enroll in those who don't rely heavily on health insurance would which would be more cost costly for health insurance and likely drive up prices on the marketplace. finally, within
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their current power redefine essential health benefits. right now, there's 10 categories of essential health benefits. they include hospital care, primary care, maternity care, prevention and things like that. while those 10 essential health benefits would have to remain there significant latitude within the admin stations power to change what comprises those essential health benefits. changing what comprises prevention or mental health or substance abuse care. so shifting a little bit to the presidents budget, i don't have any new information for you today. updating from a was last available. the president had introduce what's called a skinny budget. a skinny budget means it pertains only to discretionary spending not entitlement spending like medicaid. in the discretionary budget the proposal was to reduce the budget by 18% for health and human services. the comment that most directly affects the department of public health. but
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specifically, specifics were not provided. the whole of health and human services area with two pages of narrative so i don't have more details than i did before. i will say, too, just as whatever changes to the affordable care act are taking up under the american healthcare act were administratively by the trump administration, how california response will be as important as the changes made at the federal level. so what does that mean? generally, funding at the federal level pass to the states not in all cases but in many cases medicaid is certainly one of those largest cases. but, how to fund-if the federal government reduces medicaid funding, or changes requirements for medicaid, how california adopts those and whether california adopts those would be a significant question. how to fund and structure medi-cal in the event of changes at the federal level or, whether to take up certain federal options that the federal government gives to states to make the programs
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more affordable for them also would be of significant importance to the department of public health and the city. it's also important to know the california legislator is already considering other options. so there are legislative proposals afloat that would create a single payer in the state of california also, universal healthcare system not unlike our own healthy san francisco system. we are keeping an eye on those things, too. just an overview on what we are doing about all of this advocacy is our number one goal right now. i mention i'd been in washington dc and met with elected officials there. despite the proposals that are pending at the state level, it still important we feel to protect the gains we have achieved under the affordable care act. so we are meeting
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with our delegation. meeting with the city's lobbyists and we are conferring regularly with her statewide and nationwide association. in the meantime we are tying to maximize all of the programming that we havethat were also in a lesson the impact of the proposals that are part of the public health. with that in mind, we are keeping at the forefront of course the care to the individuals we serve and making sure that we keep those principles high. that we want to make sure that healthcare access for our residents is of the utmost importance. so just to leave you with a few key takeaways. a summary of my presentation. to say that nothing had changed despite all
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the conversation and everything in the news, everything is still the same as it was before. health insurance benefits remain in place and people should continue to use them. that federal changes still possible but the details and the impact remain unclear and we are continuing to monitor so that we know what the impact of the is as it is clear proposals come forward. even a clear proposals come forward, california has to act and how california acts will be of significant importance to the department of public health in the city and what's really at risk here is coverage for the 133,000 san franciscans who gain acas sponsored insurance. for those individuals health insurance could be reduced or lost. we want to preserve the gains that were made under the affordable care act and the addition of new insured san franciscans and we want to make sure that we maintain continuity of care, not just access, the continuity of care in the very health systems
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across san francisco that serve these individuals. it's also important for you to know healthy san francisco remains in place. we continue to have a healthy san francisco program that will assist those who have no other options for health insurance. that is the conclusion of my presentation. happy to answer questions you may have. >> thank you very much. supervisor kim has a few questions >> thank you i want to ask about congresses passage in regards to title funding and trump p signing into law states ability to withhold federal funding from clinics that perform abortions and family care.. i know that is a state choice, but i want to know a little bit more about what the department of health is thinking about that. title x funding >> right. i am not familiar. i should be formatted. i'm not summa with the actual executive order my investing around some of those decisions were in the american healthcare act and other places. but we certainly
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support reproductive rights and offer a continuum of reproductive health services at the department of public health. >> yes. i know that but february actually not sure it's an executive order. i think congress actually passed that. i know trump is signing that into law today or could've been executive you know. signing into law today so it's a legislation that would allow states to withhold federal funding title x funding, from organizations like planned parenthood that perform abortions. that was a lot obama had put into place. it would be great to get more information about that. i think it something we need to prepare for seeing that's decision is out of our hands. i doubt california would take that option up but i'm very interested. >> will be very sure to try to get like the out other california rules i highlight i think were fortunate to be in a state where many the things are not likely to be adopted by our state likely being one of them. it's only something we need to pay attention to because the state has zero resources they
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need to make difficult decisions. >> thank you. >> thank you super visor kim. question for you. you mention in your report california roll and you [inaudible] california legislature is hearing a couple options one being single-payer and the other being universal healthcare. do you know where these piece of legislation are in the process? >> the single payer bill has been amended. i think just last week to include much more detail on what it's proposing. has yet to make it through the legislature. the universal healthcare proposal is one that has been talked about by the lieut. gov. but to my knowledge has not yet been put into legislation. >> so okay it's being discussed. it has not been drafted or submitted? >> correct. >> thank you. any other questions? seeing none, thank you for your presentation i think we will go to public comment at this time. ladies and gentlemen you have public comments. you will have two
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minutes. your soft chime indicating 30 seconds on your time. if you would like to come up, please do so. >> good evening ladies and gentlemen, supervisors and audience. first of all i want to say who i am. i'm ace on the case washington. i'm not can go through the scenario i really do because this is a very important meeting. very important. first of all at the outset i want to say not only to make a statement but also trying to find out what in the hell is going on? if you don't know our city just edges, want to know what somebody from the federal government here because right now, ace i'm on my way to washington dc. to find out what's happening. with trump i want to him to come to san francisco to tweet tweet tweet
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some of things he talks about in his campaign. what do you have to lose? i want him to come to san francisco and tell him to bring the new hud director to san francisco where this thing started out and find out he can tweet and tell the world was happening on fillmore street but as far as the city and county, the city by the bay, everybody needs to know everything is not okay. [inaudible] supposed to be doing. i'm not new to this. i'm true to this. let me take my hat off. i'm not just an ordinary citizen. i should be getting five minutes because i'm making a statement.. hope sf or whatever you want to call it. i was there from the outset. nobody, none of you all, i don't see nobody around one hope sf was put together. [inaudible] lieut. gov. soon will be the next governor. i know him personally. i know legislators and i know a lot of people person to i know everybody before you got most
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of the people. that come from my community to the government now are executive directors of -and head of departments in san francisco. the city by the bay. where everybody thinks everything is okay. but i've got something to say. [inaudible / off mic] >> thank you your time is up. your time is up. [inaudible / off mic] mr. cook, please call the sheriff's department thank you. [inaudible / off mic] this meeting is in adjournments. >> [gavel]'s >> [recess]
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>> calling someone to make a correction. the meeting with a german and actually we were in recess. one calls out of recess again and also want to acknowledge that at the beginning of this meeting i wanted to recognize that we have a full quantum, six members of the board of supervisors are here. three representing the budget select committee and three the budget finance subcommittee. so, i appreciate your patience. calling, she still here? i had a couple questions for you. could you describe the difference between the functionality between the aca and healthy sf? >> so essentially formal care at did three things. required people to have health insurance. it gave them more opportunities to get that health insurance. then, he made
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some investments in public health and the opportunities to get health insurance, which included medicaid and private health insurance, are the expenses and health insurance which caused healthy san francisco to go down to healthy san francisco is essentially coordinate care program for uninsured health insurance did it looks like health insurance but doesn't uncover you out of the city. it doesn't cover [inaudible] it doesn't give you the entitlement picture you would get with health insurance. like the minimum level of coverage for certain things in a timely access to services. that's kind of a roundabout way to say health insurance is more of a holistic program that's available across counties where you go it's portable with you but unlike healthy san francisco, which is just healthcare coverage within the city for uninsured individuals. >> all right. thank you. another question is, how much in federal dollars does san francisco receive for the
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winter 33,000 san franciscans in the expanded medicare program? >> i'm not sure i can answer that you do not to be to san francisco directly. it will be to the providers that serve them we serve about a quarter of the medicaid. the 93,000 got medicaid but the 43,000 got cover california they got their health insurance and other places. in the individual health insurance market. many of them have subsidies and those are federal dollars that come from the sub subsidies but doesn't come directly to the city of san francisco. >> okay. here's another question. the federal health dollars that could be lost, are they tied to other funding streams, or, various funding streams? >> so if i think about medicaid,as the largest portion that could be lost, with the
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federal government was considering in the american healthcare act was changing the way states get medicaid funding. right now, it's in entitlements. if we spend money that is an allowable expenditure the federal government will give $.50 on the dollar for those expenditures. there's no limit right now. as long as we spend it on approved relations were approved services. under the american healthcare antenna with a want to do is change it to a per capita and say state of california, we will look at your previous utilization and previous enrollment and we will say you only get so much money per person enrolled in your program, and you have maybe some additional flexibility to use it as you want,, but we are only going to give you that much money and you manage within that budget. that was seen as having a significant budget savings for the federal government and more for the federal government but moves that risk onto the state, which within move it onto counties. >> okay. last question. this is more on demographics, on
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trying to understand the profile of the persons that are on the expanded medicare population. so let me reword that. what are the general demographics on the expanded medi-cal population? >> the medicaid expansion we took up here in california had a significant impact on medicare enrollees. nearly doubled enrollment in medi-cal in san francisco. it meant that people who were at incomes between zero and 130% of the federal poverty level it didn't have any other qualifying conditions. i think previously people thought medicaid or medi-cal was a health insurance program for anyone who is low income that wasn't true. if you are a single adult without connection to family or you're not aged or disabled, you do not have eligibility for medicaid. now it single adults between the ages of 19--64, you
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don't have disabilities, you don't have children and are in families eligible. it's a significant- >> thank you very much for your time and expertise. supervisor kim >> one quick follow-up question around colored california and the funding that comes from the federal for affordable care act. those in the medicaid population the 800 million that we talk a lot about, that would be-that comes from the federal government, that covers healthcare, that doesn't cover the c cover california clients. >> that's true. >> okay. the contribution to the federal government to our healthcare system is much larger than 800 million. >> that is correct. >> thank you thank you for the clarification. >> thank you very much. all right. so colleagues, we've already taken public comment i don't see any other question. i
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would love to entertain a motion for item 1? supervisor tang >> [inaudible] >> i make a motion to >> a motion must be made one of the members of the subcommittee. >> okay. >> i make a motion to continue this item to the call of the chair. >> thank you. i will need a second. motion made by supervisor fewer and second made by supervisor kim. can we take out without objection or roll call >> no roll call >> without objection the motion passes. >> [gavel] >> mr. clerk, any other business for the federal select committee? >> end of the federal select committee agenda. >> thank you very much. >> [gavel] >> now, mr. clerk if not mistaken will now go into our
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next agenda the budget and finance committee. is that right? okay please call the item >> item number one hearing to perceive a budget update from the recreation and park department for fiscal year 2017-18 and 2018-19 requesting recreation and park department to report. >> thank you. i want to welcome the general manager mr. philip ginsberg. >> thank you supervisors. we're gonna bring this down a bit. because it's a new budget committee and we have some new members of the board we were going to take just a couple of minutes to do a little bit of a broader overview of our department before we dive right into budget. just a reminder about the breath of your fund it's truly one of the best urban park systems in the united states. the statistics on most proud about is very
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very very close to 100% of us live within a 10 minute walk of a part. that's an amazing thing. we oversee almost 15% of the city's land. about 4000 acres. we have 222 neighborhood parks with some new ones that have been acquired.our system is full of playgrounds and play areas could tennis and basketball courts,. [inaudible] swimming pools is call purses and stadiums and on the programs item i don't know enough people realize the breath of our summer programming and what we do. the breath of our recreation. over 77,000 hours of recreation programs offered each year really, 500 summer camps touching every single corner of our city. everyone participates in a programs regardless of ability to pay. the last several years recreation and part apartment averaged offering over $1 million in scholarships based on the public school districts free
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and reduced lunch model to kids.. it's a system which people love which people really care about over $180,000 volunteer time in our system. our budget is very much a link to our strategic plan. i thought we would start there. you have a copy of this a strategic plan in front of you. our goal is that san francisco sparks connect us all to play, to nature, and to each other. we are really guided by our mission statement, our vision statement, are organizational values we talk about how we work and interact with the public in our plan is really broken down into five core strategies which you see there. one is inspiring public space. our goal is to keep our parks safe clean and fun, to promote historic and cultural heritage. and to build a great parks of
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tomorrow. we want to inspire play by promoting active living, well-being and community for san francisco diverse growing population. we also want to inspire investment. whether that is treasure or sweat to community engagement advocacy partnerships. we want to cultivate more financial resources to keep our parks programs accessible for all. we seek to inspire stewardship by protecting and enhancing precious natural resources conservation, education, and sustainable lan and facility management practices. lastly, in our goodly most important, we seek to inspire our team. we are only good as the people that we are and delivering our services. so we encourage innovation and were trying to cultivate a connected and engaged workforce that delivers outstanding service. these strategies are broken up into a series of objectives and over 80 different specific work initiatives that is in all of what we do but these are things that we are focusing on in our strategic plan. as you will recall in june the voters
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strongly supported and strongly approved proposition b. this was an important moment for parks. while voters have been very supportive of capital investment in our park system at the end of the day, sustainable operational funding is critical to our ability to care for it. and steward it. so proposition b provides a baseline of funding which grows very modestly and very incrementally over the years but nonetheless, protects the department from significant economic downturns and allows us to make sure that our parks and programs in our neighborhoods continue to be served and continue to be well stewarded. proposition b was also a commitment by us to make sure we were capital and deferred maintenance. we've a very old park system. it's 140 years old. we have well over $1 billion worth of deferred maintenance needs in our system.
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this amount of money allows us to chip away at that but it is a pledge by us that this matters. we are basically taking $50 million a year which is much more than we've ever had before, and was really the benefit of some really good capital planning and work on capital planning committee and capital planning team and frankly, good economy that has allowed us to secure this amount for deferred maintenance. this measure also imposed to the good, very significant and thorough planning requirements. calling for a strategic plan which were already doing but also calling for an operations plan, a capital plan, and very significantly, if i can find the slide, some equity metrics. this is what the language says. it asked the department to develop a set of equity metrics to be used to establish a baseline of recreational park resources [inaudible] compared to services and resource
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available to the city as a whole. so from the minute this measure passed and actually long before, we began to think about how we are going to do it. there's been a lot of conversation about equity in our city department's measure equity very differently. i can report after extensive research and that there are very few parks systems frankly, hardly any, actually doing this. i think we've come up with a way of measuring our service delivery that is an emerging best practice in the field. that is, we are using [inaudible] the seven disadvantage population characteristics which include income, employment, linguistic isolation, presence of youth and seniors, asthma rates, low birth weights. i think that is the seven. measuring census tract by census tract compared
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to the rest of the city. what you see in this map here in the dark purple are all the areas in the city that are the top 20% of the census tract based on the aggregate presence of those disadvantage population characteristics. the light purple around it are parks within a five minute walk. of those areas. so we are now able to make service-level comparisons and look at how we are doing and how were delivering services and what we refer to as our equity zones compared to our services as a whole. we develop a significant height, a large number of metrics and frankly, over time, as long as we actually have real data we can measure just about anything using this model, using this lens, but here are some examples of some core metrics that speak to our mission. which, i think i to make you feel proud of your park system. if you look at access to parks, inner equity
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zones, .47 parks are 1000 residents versus .22 in non-equity zones. our park maintenance, we were curious to see how we taking care of any parks better than others? 84% of our repair and maintenance requests were complete an equity zone compared to 80% in nonequity zones. park investment. this is under your leadership and under the maters leadership, there's been a significant amount in recent years a park capital investment in equity zone parks. we think were doing a half decent job of cultivating volunteerism and stewardship nonequity zone parks. also, it is really the heart of a recreation program delivery. so from this, comes a budget these are policies, or values. now we take a look at our budget. our 16-17 budget was $208 million. of this, 154
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of it is our operating budget and another 54 of it is capital. i want to note that our capital budget is lengthy. it doesn't look the same every year. it really depends on when we are issuing bonds and when we get grants and when philanthropy comes in. so we do -i cannot tell you we have $50 million every year for capital. it's actually very very widely in the counting is done it's a little goofy. your to smooth this out over a long period of time. where does our money come from? it comes from three primary sources. most significantly, the general fund. our general fund subsidy. now, this is the amount that under proposition e we have some long-term stability. proposition b comes with a
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share of responsibility we are responsible for managing arlen increases in cost. to the extent where pay more for water or for salaries or for healthcare, or, for legal services or material and supplies, that is our responsibility to manage but it does provide a baseline. it protects the bottom from falling out like it did in 07-08 we had significant layoffs when we had to close cup clubhouses and things like that. that should not happen again. the second primary source of our revenue is our open-space fund. we receive five cents-i'm sorry 2.5 cents, i wish it was five, melissa it's 2 1/2 cents of every property tax revenue is set aside in general fund dollars, but it set aside in our open-space fund. that open-space fund is a pretty important part of our overall financial model. lastly is the money we earn. this is very relevant. i will remind you every single park system in the country has an earned revenue spreadsheet. that is revenue from things being in small pr
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program fees. it's our concessions. it's outside lands. it's the parking garages which are beneath some of our parks and all contribute to our earned revenue. significantly, and importantly, earned revenue is where we have the ability over time to make more investments in our park system. our hope is that the open-space fund which is been doing well, because the increase in property tax revenue, but in some point it's expected to level off in general fund is really just-it's gonna stay pretty steady with minor incremental growth to the extent either cost significantly rise, or if you would like us to make additional investments in our park system, it is that earned revenue bucket that gives us the flexibility to do that. where do we spend our money? you see those two pie charts here. they look at things in different ways. starting with the one on the left side of the
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slide, the biggest chunk of our support is for park maintenance. that is for gardeners, are gardner supervisors. our custodial teen . that is the biggest expense that we have. it slightly smaller for recreation and aquatic staff. we have a full-blown corporate yard at rec and park. we've electricians and plumbers roof workers and cement masons. that is a big chunk of our budget you will see that 93% of our budget includes directly into the [inaudible]. our administration, the administration staff, we do a lot with a little. we are pretty lean. then, by type, and the shark probably should not [inaudible] than other city department. the business expenditure for us it remains salary and benefits. i think other things we do rely pretty
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heavily on the services or other department's and that's an area of cost containment that worries us a little bit. because we can't necessarily control what we do like over a large organization and because of the nature of what we do we do get our fair share of trip and fall and injuries in our park system. legal services. that's a big chunk. water, we are also very sensitive about material and supplies and equipment. those costs have continued to rise that's pretty much how we spend our money. i think, as you know, city departments we are given some budget targets. we were not as to make-we were not expected to make a cut because a proposition b but we had to manage our own resources after we did the math on our 16-17 budget looking at all of our increase cost, we to $1.5 million base budget shortfall to solve. we are solving appeared with revenue. it allows us to make a modest
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amount of continued investment. >> supervisor yee has a question. >> can you backup just a bit. the base bun makes up 31%. my understanding is that the book that should be towards acquisition of a [inaudible] >> no. small pieces are reserved for acquisition. there's an acquisition fund is also a contingency reserve. it's funny that is supposed to be spent on development and maintenance. it's not for recreation. it's not for some of the other things we do. it augments our ability to care for our 4000 acres of open space. there are specific carveouts in the charter where money set aside for acquisition and a significant amount of money is set aside for the reserve >> soi guess my question really becomes even within the categories you name, it doesn't seem to be reflective of your pie chart in regards to to the
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types of programs or whatever. your park maintenance there but- >> it's mostly in park maintenance, supervisor, that would go through again this is an operations budget not a capital budget. so acquisition funds, we would look at in the context of our capital plan we've all kinds of restrictions on sort of some funds but within our budget. i did not laid out in detail here. >> the pie chart i'm looking at is [inaudible] >> yes. >> how much money does pie chart represent? >> it's a sum total of our operating budget, which is$154 million. >> the 154, i believe, the slide that showed that.
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>> the slide that showed what our operating budget is right here. they are not numbered. >> sfgov tv, the overhead, please. >> there it is, yes. okay the 154. got it. the budget is not reflected. >> not reflected there. again, the capital budget is a little bit more complicated and we do a capital plan and stay with a capital planning committee. then it comes to you but this is a look at our operations. >> i think i answered my own question. >> again in 18-19 because this is a two-year budget plan, again our goal is to solve revenue allowing us to make some minor investments back into the system. again, preserving this $59 a year to
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tackle general fund capital to tackle deferred maintenance and related capital needs. so what are we doing with those funds this year? our budget allocations are linked to our strategic plan, which you saw earlier. under strategy one aspiring space, we are moving towards a preventative maintenance module that allows us not just to fix stuff when it's broken and when it's really broken we issue a bond, we want to get out front develop a preventive maintenance system and this requires a significant amount of maintenance planning to go along with just the folks that have the substantive the skills to do the [inaudible] so were investing preventive maintenance planning services. we are adding staff to do some additional deferred minutes work. i believe that this is in our structural maintenance yard. i think a couple of
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cement masons where we've got some shortages and backlogs. and then related to more park cleanup and-which i'm sure you're all interested in, we are adding some labors to free up our gardeners to do more horticultural time where our labors can kind of [inaudible] custodial staff does stuff inside buildings and restrooms and were adding labors to help us with park cleanup on the outside space. this is a little bit of a highlight what that general fund capital budget looks like. by the way, the things you see in purple here, we've highlighted this is work in our equity zones. equity -related work. just so you can kind of see how we have begun to use this lens to really think about equity in a variety of ways. i just want to pull up a larger chart here. not every bucket of our capital budget
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request is showing here. but general building maintenance, this is the stuff that pays the nuts and bolts of what our structural maintenance does every day comes out of that. we have money for camp mather. we are on a field revocation cycled with our synthetic fields. let me see. i think supervisor kim has welcomed a new replacement of a field at franklin square. i believe supervisor ronen has just welcomed the replacement of aesthetic turf field at garfield. i believe youngblood coleman and silver terrace are next up. crocker is in the loop. swifter plan these fields. these have a shelf life of 10 years and we need to put money aside because they're big replacement cost. is also money for grass rehabilitation project as well. we are investing a considerable more in urban forestry for obvious reasons weaver hundred and 31,000 [inaudible]. we've got
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wild weather that we experience this winter we are seeing more tree failures meaning, tree maintenance becomes more and more critical and part of that tree maintenance work involves tree assessment of parks for doing over a cycle of time. court resurfaced things. these are the vascular courts and tennis courts, and asphalt in your districts we do categorize these. we look-we do a condition facility index and we try to tackle as many of the most critical ones that we can thanks to supervisor kim we have extra funny this year as a result of an agreement reached over a developing project. i think san francisco save our sports is adding fun into the pot. it's not shown here but will allow us to tackle number of tennis courts and i think almost every district. then, - i'm sorry - and 17-18 we are leveraging some existing
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resources and capital resources, with this plan to tackle some park projects where there's been a desire for a scope that exceeds our budget. in these three equity zone parks. play. inspiring plate this more focused on recreation and this is a little sample. one of the programs that would love for you to know about that were most proud about is something called a tennis learning center. we are working on a major renovation of golden gate park tennis center which is really open it's the hub of public tennis in san francisco. it's a very expensive capital project. i think 80-90% of the money is going to be philanthropic we raised were about halfway there but the program the vision is modeled after something in palo alto which is really beautiful. it's kids where kids from east palo alto comfort to stanford campus for a mix of tennis and high
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school tutoring and youth to bauman. it's a very very successful program with documented data driven outcomes we want to replicate that in golden gate park it the way we are starting this project is that three rec centers, one is at pellagra. when is at betty -and when is it hamilton we've been partnering with elementary schools were kids come over k-five and they are getting 45 minutes of tennis instruction and then about 45 minutes to an hour of swim work assistant my stop is actually working with the elementary schools and we know kids and were feeding them and it's been really really successful. division here is the graduates from that program the kids most serious move on to golden gate park through middle school and so it's high school readiness and tennis. our athletic outcome is more kids of color playing tennis in high school. so we are investing in this program at
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the elementary school level this year. the it's going well. more program coordination for citywide sickness and citywide fitness and wellness i think we offer-i think now 35 free zumba classes per week there's one out right outside the civic center as i was walking in for budget these are all over the city in every district. they're very very well attended and were trying to do more of that but we need to be able to kind of scale this we need a little more investment in that and lastly, it's a small amount of money but i added it because i'm very proud of it. sam san francisco has become the help a baseball for all movement national. that is giving girls the chance to play baseball. 100,000 girls before high school play little league baseball. by the time they get to high school is down to 1000. we hosted the last summer, we
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hosted the national baseball for all tournaments. this time a team of girls will be going to rockford illinois, the rockford teacher peaches to compete in the national torment against other girls and this is serious baseball. this is really extremely awesome competitive baseball. as a result, now our san francisco little league's have all-girls divisions and article girls teams. to invest a little more in that program. we are going to make-i'm doubling down but were going to increase our funding and civic center plaza. we are working with several other city agencies who know about this. were bringing significant investment to civic center between the playground project and the zumba in america scores, and i think this is a space that just needs to be continue to be program. were working with a lot of community partners hunters point family, downtown street. the civic center cbd. we just feel like we need to do more in the space it's not just
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a plaza is 1600 new housing units go up around here it's also a neighborhood park. lastly, when you do a better job of telling our story a little bit, our history, our culture, and there some new awesome technology out and about. our technology is okay. it's not as good as i think it should be given that we are san francisco and this is going to enable us to deliver an app with a lot of interpretive services and also make people more aware of our programs. which we want to invest in. stewardship. we have a number of investments in the strategy. we want to expand our green acres program which is currently at [inaudible] for those of you that don't know, these are high school teenagers . it's a nine-month program of environment all education and youth development these kids
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get a stipend.. they get funding for attendance and for doing certain things and they become environmental education it's volunteers and it's a great program we want to grow. supervisor sheehy, you in particular often though with our efforts and our leave no trace effort at dolores but we want to expand that effort a little bit, and a lot of what we want to do is do more outreach in equity zones and vulnerable communities to get him into our programs, to get them communities to volunteer, to form additional friends groups, supervisor cohen you been involved with that. we want to do more of that. then lastly workforce development. we are adding i think you--three partnership gardeners. this is been an amazing program. i was at a-we had a ceremony last week called captains ceremony. where people gardeners became captains which is sort of like an assistant supervisor level. three of those captain started out as public service trainees. so our
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path when park made inside started as a public service [inaudible] which might be somebody who comes through downtown streets were hunters point family or any of our violence prevention programs that we are doing. some of those folks then going to be apprentices the premises become gardeners. the gardeners become captains. the captains become supervisors and we had three become captains who are pretty proud of our workforce to bauman efforts. i was just with director kelly and the mayor and the folks from local 261 with the city of phoenix is copycatting our garner pressure program they are now the second city in the country to do it. they're also doing one in the park side with a waste sanitation services which they do more in house goes a proud moment for workforce development for san francisco. we do a lot of outreach. internal and external outreach and that's all i've got for you.
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>> supervisor kim >> thank you. i have a number of questions that manager ginsburg, thank you so much for the presentation and i also appreciate hearing hearing about the work you are doing in our district. it just demonstrates our communities commitment to the equity in outside metrics john avalos at the time and supporting proposition b which i know had questions about it sorry difficult to do a set-aside even when we believe in the value for the department like open space and park. because we know that ties our hands around making budgetary decisions annually equity metrics i've a couple questions on that. before i get to that could you talk about the pse program? i'm curious how long did it take those individuals to get to the captain level and how many individuals are generally in the pse program? congratulations, by the way. that's great to hear. >> thank you. we work with
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human services pfts come to us through a variety of different ways. but i think what we are talking about is pre-apprentice. most of those employees come to us through the human services agency. frankly, given--we could use your help in thinking on this-wwe would like more.. there are real recruitment issues right now. trying to get people into these roles. but we have somewhere between 100-200 and a variety of different ways. currently >> currently? bs. not all in the park maintenance space. their deployed in recreation. we have some and custodial. there in a variety of different park operations units. we actually have some-i've somebody in our partnership [inaudible] that start out as a psp. there's a variety of opportunities there. it took
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these folks who are now captains, i would say, probably -i don't know this for certain-i think probably three years. 3-4 years. so that would be let's call it a year as a pst the apprenticeship program is between a year and two years depending upon our hiring cycles. then there probably a rank-and-file gardener for a year or two and identified as potential leader. >> what is the-i don't know how you measure success of the program them up but i guess the percentage of the pst workers that end up getting permanent jobs with the city. >> i think that's more of a question for director from the human services agency or the mayor's office of economic and workforce development. it's a good question. i mean, i think we've been very very open to receiving psp, pre-apprentice
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means there's a lot of life skill work that needs to go into these are folks that may or may not be ready for full-time work for a variety of reasons. it's been a good program for us. at the very least, even if they don't go on to city jobs, they've had a full year's worth of experience in our department and that builds a resume and helps maybe whether the city build in the private sector, or a variety of different pathways and we only have a narrow slice of this equation, but we've been very happy with it. >> okay. thank you so much. also, very happy with the work we are doing at civic center. it's even nice to see the temporary playground get utilized in. today when i walked by a very excited about the helen diller i guess part three playground for the city. the court resurfacing and thanks for bringing it up the tennis clubs the debate club's