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>> okay. good morning, everyone. and i want to welcome you here today, where we will be talking about our new bill that we just introduced, sb-1045, which will give san francisco and other counties additional tools to address the human tragedy that we see unfolding on our streets every day with people who are severely drug addicted, severely mentally ill, and who are deteriorating and dying on our streets. first of all, i want to thank
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community housing partnership and gail gilman for hosting us here today. i want to thank the mayor of san francisco, mark farrell, and the president of the board of supervisors, london breed, for being with us today and partnering with us to move this important effort forward. sb-1045 will expand public conservatorships. this is not about public conservatorships or probate conservatorships where a child steps in for a parent with alzheimers. this is about public conservatorships, so stiesk -- francisco can step in for people and get them into services. we want these people on our streets who are dying to get the housing and the care they need. we don't want them to end up in the criminal justice system,
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which unfortunately is what often happens now. we're often paralyzed by what we see every day on our streets, and it's easy to become numb, but we can't be numb. these are human beings, these are san francisco residents. these are people who need help, and we need to help them. the current public conservatorship laws are simply too rigid to allow counties to help those who are in the great i say distress on our streets. too often after a 72-hour hold or perhaps a 14 day hold, people sober up become more lucid, and there's no longer a basis to continue to work with them and conserve even, even though it will be a resolving door, and they'll be back on the streets and in the hands of the city before long. this -- our current public conservatorship laws are particularly ineffective in
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addressing severe drug addiction because people can sober up and become apparently lucid even though we know they will spiral down again. sb-1045 addresses this problem by expanding public conservatorships so that san francisco and other counties have more tools to help these individuals. to be clear, conservatorships are a very serious thing. they take someone's liberty away temporarily, and the county steps in and makes basic decisions for them until they become haelt healthy and are able to become independent and make those decisions for themselves. california's conservatorship laws have significant checks and balances, including judicial over sight, and ab-1045 will continue those checks and balances. we want to avoid the abuses and avoid the bad old days when
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people were institutionalized for mental health issues that frankly didn't require institutionalization. only a tiny percentage of people on our streets, perhaps 1% of our homeless population fall into the category that we're talking about here. the vast, vast majority of homeless people in san francisco, this bill has nothing to do with them. this is for a tiny population that is diing ying on our stre that is in the e.r. all the time, that is being taken to the psych emergency room all the time; people that repeatedly need help. this is a life or death situation, and it is beyond inhumane to sit back and watch as these people die. sb-1045 is a broad collaboration between at this point san francisco and los angeles. my legislative partner in this endeavor is senator henry stern
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from los angeles county, and our co"au" shors are brad hanford and steven allen. we are working closely with them to move both bills forward and to be a partnership. the -- of course we have with us today, our mayor and the president of our board of supervisors. in addition, in the last few weeks, both the los angeles county board of supervisors and the los angeles city council have passed resolutions with overwhelming votes asking the state to change its public conservatorship laws for exactly what we're talking about here today. in the coming months, we will work closely with our counties and cities and advocates and others to craft a bold and comprehensive bill that will save lives and that will
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protect the civil liberties and the lives of people on our streets. i also just want to note that this bill in many ways is a legacy bill for mayor ed lee. mayor lee was passionate about getting homeless people off the streets, about getting people healthy, and before hedid diede made a number of commitments that i know that mayor farrell and president breed are getting people off the streets and save lives. this bill is really honoring and advancing of mayor lee's legacy of making sure this city works for everyone. so i'm thrill thad we have our city leadership here today, and i want to start by asking the mayor of san francisco, mark farrell, to come on up. >> thank you, senator weiner.
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it's rare that i have to turn a microphone down when i get up to speak. so first, i want to thank senator weiner and stern for their leadership on this issue. it's a serious issue, but one we need to address as a city, as a state, and nationally, as well. we have to explore new ways to help these individuals. the status quo is simply unacceptable. we currently offer a broad range of services as a city for the mentally ill on our streets, but we know that many individuals simply need more help. they're unable to care for themselves, they are unable to deal with the challenges that they face on the streets, and as everyone here can attest, we are constantly looking for ways to break the cycle of people in jail, in hospitals, and back on
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our streets. we need to do everything we can to help these individuals that have these behavioral challenges. as senator weiner mentioned, i do want to take a moment to thank mayor ed lee for his legacy on this issue. this was an issue that he cared very passionately about. in many ways, this bill is a continuation of that legacy. and mayor lee, before he passed away, in the fall of last year, launched in august 2017, an integrated care team where we have multiagencies within the city of frisk looking at the most prolific that continue to cycle in and out of our systems in san francisco. this team meets every two weeks to track these individuals and how they're doing on our streets and how we as a city are helping them get off the
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streets and hopefully onto better lives and their own 2 feet. mayor lee spent the last few months of his life working on this issue, and this integrated care team is the result, and i want to thank him for all of his hard work. a few years ago, i worked with a number of those behind me on the board of supervisors to draft and pass laura's law here in san francisco. and during the drafting of that and working with sad vadvocate heard from many people who are askd by mental illness. in many instances, we heard family that's have elleders an parents with mental illness,
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and they are unable to help them. this is something that i'm very proud to support and sponsor because i do believe, as we did with laura's law, it's so important to convene the experts on this issue, work with our advocates, work with this issue, and the state of california. if we're going to address the challenges on our streets, we need new ideas, we need new efforts, we need new laws to help those that are truly in need and deserve our support. i do look forward to being an active partner with senator weiner up in sacramento in this endeavor, and to work with our agencies here in san francisco. this is critically important to the city of san francisco. it's critically important to those that need our help on the streets of san francisco, and i couldn't be more proud to both sponsor this bill here and up
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in sacramento. thank you. >> thank you, mayor farrell. i now want to ask up the president of the board of supervisors, london breed, who i know is also introducing legislation as this is a state local partnership. >> thank you, senator. thank you, everyone for being here today. good morning, and welcome to district five. i'm excited to be here at the richardson apartments because right here is the product of hard work and the investment that we need to make as a community and as a city to stablize and house the most vulnerable population we have in our city. for those of you who don't know, this beautiful property was opened in 2011, and thanks to the work of community housing partnership who is here today, these 120 units of supportive housing have transformed lives of countless individuals who were all
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formerly homeless. what our residents grappling with drug abuse, homelessness and mental illness need is a unique individualized term. not one organization or city department or family member will achieve this goal alone, and no one policy change will be able to account for every personal struggle, but we must do more. we must have bold and creative ideas, and we must make individuals suffering from severe mental illness, chronic homelessness and substance abuse a priority in this city. just like the approach that is used here at richardson apartments, coupling housing with supportive services, these
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individuals have an entire village of people working hard every single day to help deal with a multitude of issues. we have high risk individuals who are suffering from is he vee mental health issues on our streets right now that aren't getting the same services. we all see them, but we cannot ignore -- ignore them. sometimes, they get arrested for a day or receive a shelter bed for a day or hospitalized, but before you know it, they're back on the streets. we as a city have so many amazing resources and programs to help with those mental health issues, but there are far too many hurdles to get people the help they actually need quickly and consistently. i've personally tried to help individuals in my district and it's been incredibly frustrating to run into the limits of state law and sometimes our city systems. for example, there is an elderly man who resides in the haight-ashbury who i often
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visit and check on. for privacy purposes, i'll just call him bobbie. bobbie is mostless harmless, but he's a schizophrenic and struggles with severe trauma, and sometimes he gets taken advantage of. when he cashes his social security check, he sometimes gets robbed, he gets beat up, and when his mental health issues flairs issues flares up, he sometimes become a danger to himself and others. his rage festers, and he becomes uncontrollable, and he becomes unable to take care of himself or his own basic needs. what bobbie really need is someone to take care of him, making sure his basic needs are met and ensuring he is on a regiment plan towards stablization and that he has housing. he can't do it alone. i personally have tried to help him get into shelter services, which he refuses to stay. but given our limited ability
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to conserve individuals and get them into a long-term plan, nothing seems to stick. despite my attempts over the last three years, bobbie is still on our streets. how can we expect bobbie to navigate this system. as a public servant, as a leader, and as people, this community is counting on us to look at this issue different than we have before. we have to go beyond the status quo. when our systems aren't working for people like bobbie, we can't blame him. he we ha we have to take a hard look at the system and figure out how we can adapt services to wrap them around this individual. we have to make it work for him, and that's what we're announced this week. coupled with these much needed changes to state law proposed by senator scott weiner, i'm
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introducing legislation that will do two main things. number one, it will decriminalizing mental health issues by transferring the current responsibility skefsh topship prime from the district attorney's office to the city attorney's office. these will be treated the same way as we treat child and family law in the city. and number two, it will kr 0 dify a system in the city that will serve clients like bobbie. it will address some of our highest, our most at risk individuals. some departments include the department of public health, the department of homeless and support services, the department of ageing and adult services, the san francisco police department, and the b.a.r.t. police.
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it's a bicycfocused effort by agencies to collaboratively monitor and treat individuals struggling with mental health issues. that will provide a full wraparound services with a goal of getting stablized happy, healthy and housed for the long run. getting these individuals stablized and housed is a compassionate approach that we need to help them, and many residents see this on the streets every day. these are legislative, progr programmatic reforms that we need. i want to thank senator weiner for his help, george gascon, barbara garcia, who's been a
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tireless advocate for these efforts, and i want to thank the department of ageing and adult services, san francisco police department and the b.a.r.t. police, and the folks who are working with us on this multiagency approach, and i also want to thank, along with my colleagues here today, supervisor safai, i want to thank mayor ed lee because he worked collaboratively with my office in the past year on this particular issue, and just his leadership and support in working on this issue has just been amazing, approximand to s come to life in this way is truly amazing. i will be introducing the legislation tomorrow at the board of supervisors, and i look forward to it passing, along with senator weiner's legislation on the state level, working together collaboratively is going to help us address this crises, and we will see the difference in the lives of the people that we save on on yur streets ever
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single day. thank you. >> all right. thank you, president breed. i want to acknowledge supervisor ahsha safai, who is here right behind me, and also former supervisor angela alioto. in addition, we have several department heads here today, and this will be an interdepartmental effort. i next want to invite up, because this is fund amouamenta health issue. >> barbara garcia, director of health. >> thank you, president breed and senator fors introducing legislation at the state and local levels. this is an issue that i've been working on many years.
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many patients of ours, we see over and over again, at the moment that they present themselves to the judges, they look good because they've been in a hospital for a couple of days. but then, they leave, and we start all over again. and again, the laws that are present today inhibit us to do the kinds of work that we believe they need. including the work thfact thatf these residents and patients of our communities will have representation as senator weiner talked about. i want to thank mayor farrell for continuing the commitment, and at the heart of the work of the health department is the responsibility of providing care to the most vulnerable population. i worked for at least two to three years with mayor lee on these same issues, and we continued to find that the laws just became pa barrier for us o find long-term care that these patients need. we're also part of the opening of this -- richardson.
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we know that people with addiction do so much better with housing. so this important combination of housing and treatment i believe will be the success, including the changes of the law. treatment, support, care, and housing are critical to need to reduce the suffering and to save lives, so we support the reform. particularly because they add addiction, and we know that we see the results of the shortfall of our current system every day. in psychiatric emergency services, this is our psychiatric emergency room where half the patients also have an addiction problem, and more and more of them, because of our methamphetamine epidemic, and that means in 24 hours, they look much better, but what you see on the streets looks like mental illness. and in street medicine, we have a street medicine team that goes out to serve people, particularly the chronically homeless that cannot make progress on their own towards health and well-being without being housed and without treatments.
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so in san francisco we're always looking at the local level for new programs and innovations to address the needs of people who are homeless, who need help, and who struggle going through the doors of emergency serves. we have incorporated over 100 beds to he been sure these people who need the care have the treatment services, and i know when we partner with the department of housing, we will provide the magic combination of treatment, law enforcement -- the court enforcement, because courts will really help us to ensure the individuals continue their care, and also with housing. thank you so much for your time today and your focus on this issue. [applause]. >> thank you, director garcia. and then finally, i want to bring up our host, gail gilman, the executive director of community housing partnership, an organization whose only job
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is to house homeless people, and they do a fantastic job getting people stable, in supportive housing, and so gail, thank you again for hosting us, and come on up. >> thank you, senator weiner. again, gail gilman with community housing partnership, and i want to thank senator weiner and president breed for introducing these pieces of legislation at the state and local level. these pieces of legislation will allow the city of san francisco to come together and hope tho help those who need it the most. this will also give providers like community housing partnership the opportunity to provide intervention to individuals actually living in housing who sometimes get soen tasoen -- so entangled in their
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addiction that they put their housing at risk. we struggle every day in helping all of our residents get the services they need. this pair of legislation both at the state level to give local municipalities the power to do their own planning and push that envelope, and the legislation that president breed is introducing will give communities like san francisco the ability to take individuals suffering on our streets, provide them care, treatment, and housing, and also will hand in hand give us the ability of those who operate housing solutions in san francisco to provide short-term solutions to individuals who at that time may not see what they'll need. we know that housing, treatment, services can work, and that this is one more tool in our tool box to help have a
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stable and thriving society. thank you. [applause]. >> okay. that concludes this press conference. happy to answer any questions. issue. >> homeless in san francisco is a challenging issue that effects owner in the city in many different was as of the 2014 homeless census over 64 homeless in individual in the city to try to address the issue we've got a program for chronic homeless
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welcome to the navigation center. >> this pilot project is for people living on the street what makes it different the navigation center is able to accommodate homeless encampments lowell u allowing people to keep their pets and bring their personal bloonlz. >> the full realization that people don't want to be homeless not refuse services but from the services don't meet them and not relevant they're not going to be successful if you look at the budget losses we've got a community sacrifice important people to get food and laundry we're standing next to the bathrooms it is designed to be a dynamic and brief residential experience where right of on
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this site city staff to connect you to homeless places to return to family dine is up for medi-cal and all those things that are complicated for people. >> the other exciting thing city agencies come on site and provided the services for folks this is existed to see when the goal of streamlining a a whole processes of getting people on go gentle assistance into housing as much as possible. >> way totally different you can come and agree as please and get laundry services and showers any time of the day and night it's twenty-four hours a day whatever and twhefr it's not like any other she recalls. >> they come and help people for what it is they're required the issues they need and reach
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out and do what we can to say okay how can we accommodate you to get you set up and straight never in my mind imagined a program like this this place it different and a a lot a lot that better it works. >> the navigation is center is a collaboration of partnerships too city departments one is the homeless outreach team managed by the san francisco distributing i look forward to the navigation center we'll have our agents go out and help and say don't go anymore over and over send our dayshift out they've meet the population and hang out and hang in the encampment and transport people and be with them and make
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immediate impacts with me and my staff. >> bringing our wloongz whatever you go presents a problem this place their help with the storage i don't have to worry about it staying here you know you're getting things done they need to get things down done to get off the street avenue of the hope alsoness is gone. >> they help you if you're hungry go eat if e you need to go places go. >> they're 4th district it awe auto. >> it was funded through a unanimous donation and of may 2015 an additional $3 million to help to continue the program beyond 18 months. >> you see people coming out
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they're ready to being so the future homes you know how variable the navigation center is my message for the constituents yes something can be done do break chronic homelessness it is being done. >> this is a community that sets an example but i how to pick an area that was funky they've seen we're trying to do is help their neighbors they've seen getting sicker and more frail and broken down on the streets and welcomed us that's a powerful statement people are exist and president in they're becoming to see the movement for folks and people on the streets are only survival modes where is there next meal and their itch more carefree. >> the staff here is
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interpretation the first day i have a appointment and everything was made all you do is go through them this makes a huge difference. >> to get settled in a helping hand, to get on my feet, take care of the issues i have and get out of bed and help. >> even though the navigation center has been up in march 2014 the program is creating successful outreach for it's clients. >> a month ago they came to me and asked me to go into a new program i moved into here and now 3 months later i have my own place it is mine i lock my door
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don't worry about my stuff it feels human again >> all right. well, first of all, good afternoon everybody, and in case everybody is wondering, today is not only valentine's day, but ash wednesday, hence the marks on my for head. [ inaudible ] in sro here in san francisco are available for every single resident. i am incredibly pround to be standing can supervisor ronen and supervisor sheehy.
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it is incredibly important for so many of our constituencies here in san francisco, both in terms of gender, our transgender community, it affects so many people here in san francisco. i think as we continue to see push back from our federal administration in washington d.c., just this week, our department of education announced they're no longer going to be investigating transgender student bathroom complaints, which is a step absolutely in the wrong direction, but in san francisco, we are different. we are not going to allow hatred todom namt, we will continue to standup for our communities here in san francisco. we will be a beacon of hope. i do want to thanks tha severa
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individuals for being here today, as i mechanicsed, these issues take a lot of leadership outside of city hall, and this one was led by two incredibly courageous supervisors, and so i want to introduce the first one, supervisor hillary ronen. >> thank you so much for being here. i'm very, very honored and excited to be here. i also want to extend a special thank you to jordan davis who brought this legislation to our office and said, when you were supervisor campos's chief of staff, you forgot sro hotels to include that specifically in this lemggislation, so it was pleasure to correct that mistake, which we would have put in the original legislation but accidently left it out. so thank you, jordan.
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i just want to say what we've learned about this legislation about making bathrooms all gender bathroom is when the traps gender stands up and fights for itself, for recognition, for dignity and safety, it ends up benefiting everybody. i don't know about you, but every time i'm out in public, and there's an all gender bathroom, that benefits me as a woman, it helps disabled individuals who might have an opposite gender caretaker. it just makes our society better, safer, and more welcoming to all of us. so i just think we should look to the transgender community fore guidance on all policies that we work on in san francisco, because it always ends up benefiting not just the community but all of us. so my deep, deep thanks to everyone that's here today, to claire, to the mayor who made
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an unprecedented move of joining us onto the legislation before he even signed it because that's how much he supports this community. and to the only out member of the queer community on the board of supervisors, jeff sheehy, who always is the first to standup for and advocate for his community. thank you. [applause] >> so first, i just really want to thank jordan davis. i've been in your chair. that's how i started. i hope i'm still considered an activist, but when someone can come to city hall this change, that's brilliant. thank you for your leadership. i also want to thank mayor farrell for his supporting this and signing this and leadership along the way.
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i think this is really very important that sro's are brought into the mix. you know, this is where many people live without a lot of resources, who are marginalized, and making sure that the dignity of our trans and gender nonconforming community is recognized, respected dignity of this community is recognized on all level in our society is absolutely critical. i'm very proud to sponsor this, and i just want to make one other point, since mayor farrell brought up what's going on in washington. we need to, every time we come together, with one of the communities that have been particularly targeted by this administration, they have sought to target the most vulnerable communities in our mix: immigrants, muslims, and the trans community because they think they can get away with it. so even though every time we come together, even though we're making headway and we're
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leading in san francisco, we have to remember that around the country, people's rights are being taken away, and in this city, immigrants' rights are being threatened every day. we have to align ourselves with other communities in solidarity, that are particularly targeted in these times. so again, thank you to jordan, supervisor ronen, to mayor farrell. this is great work today. [applause]. >> sorry. claire. i was just supposed to introduce claire who's so great, really doing a tremendous job in filling the shoes and taking on off tereaf teresa sparks, so i'd like to introduce claire farley, who's
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senior assistant to the mayor. >> good afternoon, everyone. i'm so happy to be here with all of you today in this historic moment, and this would not be possible without you, mayor farrell, for your continued support of making sure that our city is committed to lgbt folks. also, thank you to supervisor ronen for your incredible leadership on this, as well as your office, and specifically, also to supervisor sheehy, and all the cosponsors on this important legislation. i also want to take a moment to thank joerd on and the -- jordan and all the members on the sro task force. this victory really does belong to all of you, so thank you. [applause]. >> as trans and gender nonconforming people, we are all to familiar with the stress, the violence that comes
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with trying to use the bathroom that match our gender identity and expression. as our rights continue to be attack in the country and under the federal administration, it is important now more than ever that san francisco continues to be a leader in the movement towards fair and quality rights for all. no one should have to worry about facing the stress of going to the bathroom in the place that they call home, so all gender sro ordinaryians will extend our existing protections and will ensure that our rights are extended to the full community. furthermore, it will increase access for people with disabilities, residents who have caretakers. this resolution is important to make san francisco better. of course we know there's more time to be done, and together we will continue to advance the
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initiatives, the policies and programs that support a thriving trans and gnc community here in san francisco. we will work to implement policies like this, future policies and programs that help sustain the livelihoods of our communities. let's make sure that san francisco continues to be the beacon of hope and change that the rest of the country desperately needs right now. depend, thank y again, thank you so much for being here today and for this amazing step forward. i hope you will join us in the work ahead. thank you. [applause]. >> all right. we're going to get to the signing here.
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all right. here we go. [applause]. [music]
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>> san francisco city clinic provides a broad range of sexual health services from stephanie tran medical director at san francisco city clinic. we are here to provide easy access to conference of low-cost culturally sensitive sexual health services and to everyone who walks through our door. so we providestd checkups, diagnosis and treatment. we also provide hiv screening we provide hiv treatment for people living with hiv and are uninsured and then we hope them health benefits and rage into conference of primary care. we also provide both pre-nd post exposure prophylactics for hiv prevention we also provide a range of women's reproductive
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health services including contraception, emergency contraception. sometimes known as plan b. pap smears and [inaudible]. we are was entirely [inaudible]people will come as soon as were open even a little before opening. weight buries a lip it could be the first person here at your in and out within a few minutes. there are some days we do have a pretty considerable weight. in general, people can just walk right in and register with her front desk seen that day. >> my name is yvonne piper on the nurse practitioner here at sf city clinic. he was the first time i came to city clinic was a little intimidated. the first time i got treated for [inaudible]. i walked up to the redline and was greeted with a warm welcome i'm chad redden and anna client of city clinic >> even has had an std clinic since all the way back to 1911. at that time, the clinic was founded to provide std diagnosis treatment for sex workers. there's been a big increase in std rates after the earthquake and the fire a lot
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of people were homeless and there were more sex work and were homeless sex workers. there were some public health experts who are pretty progressive for their time thought that by providing std diagnosis and treatmentsex workers that we might be able to get a handle on std rates in san francisco. >> when you're at the clinic you're going to wait with whoever else is able to register at the front desk first. after you register your seat in the waiting room and wait to be seen. after you are called you come to the back and meet with a healthcare provider can we determine what kind of testing to do, what samples to collect what medication somebody might need. plus prophylactics is an hiv prevention method highly effective it involves folks taking a daily pill to prevent hiv. recommended both by the cdc, center for disease control and prevention, as well as fight
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sf dph, two individuals clients were elevated risk for hiv. >> i actually was in the project here when i first started here it was in trials. i'm currently on prep. i do prep through city clinic. you know i get my tests read here regularly and i highly recommend prep >> a lot of patients inclined to think that there's no way they could afford to pay for prep. we really encourage people to come in and talk to one of our prep navigators. we find that we can help almost everyone find a way to access prep so it's affordable for them. >> if you times we do have opponents would be on thursday morning. we have two different clinics going on at that time. when is women's health services. people can make an appointment either by calling them a dropping in or emailing us for that. we also have an hiv care clinic that happens on that morning as well also by appointment only. he was city clinic has been like home to me. i been coming here since 2011. my name iskim troy,
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client of city clinic. when i first learned i was hiv positive i do not know what it was. i felt my life would be just ending there but all the support they gave me and all the information i need to know was very helpful. so i [inaudible] hiv care with their health >> about a quarter of our patients are women. the rest, 75% are men and about half of the men who come here are gay men or other men who have sex with men. a small percent about 1% of our clients, identify as transgender. >> we ask at the front for $25 fee for services but we don't turn anyone away for funds. we also work with outside it's going out so any amount people can pay we will be happy to accept. >> i get casted for a pap smear and i also informed the
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contraceptive method. accessibility to the clinic was very easy. you can just walk in and talk to a registration staff. i feel i'm taken care of and i'm been supportive. >> all the information were collecting here is kept confidential. so this means we can't release your information without your explicit permission get a lot of folks are concerned especially come to a sexual health clinic unless you have signed a document that told us exactly who can receive your information, we can give it to anybody outside of our clinic. >> trance men and women face really significant levels of discrimination and stigma in their daily lives. and in healthcare. hiv and std rates in san francisco are particularly and strikingly high were trans women. so we really try to make city clinic a place that strands-friendly trance competent and trans-welcoming >> everyone from the front
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desk to behind our amazement there are completely knowledgeable. they are friendly good for me being a sex worker, i've gone through a lot of difficult different different medical practice and sometimes they weren't competent and were not friendly good they kind of made me feel like they slapped me on the hands but living the sex life that i do. i have been coming here for seven years. when i come here i know they my services are going to be met. to be confidential but i don't have to worry about anyone looking at me or making me feel less >> a visit with a clinician come take anywhere from 10 minutes if you have a straightforward concern, to over an hour if something goes on that needs a little bit more help. we have some testing with you on site. so all of our samples we collect here. including blood draws. we sent to the lab from here so people will need to go elsewhere to get their specimens collect. then we have a few test we do run on site. so those would be
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pregnancy test, hiv rapid test, and hepatitis b rapid test. people get those results the same day of their visit. >> i think it's important for transgender, gender neutral people to understand this is the most confidence, the most comfortable and the most knowledgeable place that you can come to. >> on-site we have condoms as well as depo-provera which is also known as [inaudible] shot. we can prescribe other forms of contraception. pills, a patch and rain. we provide pap smears to women who are uninsured in san francisco residents or, to women who are enrolled in a state-funded program called family pack. pap smears are the recommendation-recommended screening test for monitoring for early signs of cervical cancer. we do have a fair amount of our own stuff the day of his we can try to get answers for folks while they are here. whenever we have that as an option we like to do that
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obviously to get some diagnosed and treated on the same day as we can. >> in terms of how many people were able to see in a day, we say roughly 100 people.if people are very brief and straightforward visits, we can sternly see 100, maybe a little more. we might be understaffed that they would have a little complicated visits we might not see as many folks. so if we reach our target number of 100 patients early in the day we may close our doors early for droppings. to my best advice to be senior is get here early.we do have a website but it's sf city clinic.working there's a wealth of information on the website but our hours and our location. as well as a kind of kind of information about stds, hiv,there's a lot of information for providers on our list as well. >> patients are always welcome to call the clinic for there's a lot of information for providers on our list as well. >> patients are always welcome to call the clinic for 15, 40 75500. the phones answered during hours for clients to questions. >>
9:52 pm >> neighborhoods and san francisco as exists and fascist as the people that i think inhabitable habit them the bay area continues to change for the better as new start up businesses with local restaurants and nonprofit as the collaborative spaces the community appeal is growing too.
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>> what anchors me to the community i serve is a terminal connection this is the main artery of the southeast neighborhood that goes around visitacion valley and straight down past the ball park and into the south of market this corridor the hub of all activity happening in san francisco. >> i'm barbara garcia of the wines in the bayview before opening the speculation we were part of bayview and doing the opera house every thursday i met local people putting their wares out into the community barbara is an work of a symbol how the neighborhood it changing in a a positive way literally
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homemade wine that is sold in the community and organized businesses both old and new businesses coming together to revitalizes this is a yoga studio i actually think be able a part of community going on in the bayview i wanted to have a business on third street and to be actually doing that with the support of community. >> how everybody reasons together to move each other forward a wonderful run for everybody out here. >> they're hiring locally and selling locally. >> it feels like a community effort. >> i was i think the weather is beautiful that is what we can capture the real vibe of san
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francisco i love it i can go ongoing and on and on about the life in the
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>> secretary: good morning. this is a regular meeting of the building inspection comission. i would like to remind everyone to please turn off all electronic devices. the first item is roll call. >> president mccarthy: here. >> vice president gilman: here. >> commissioner lee: here. >> secretary: we have a quorum. president announcements.
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>> president mccarthy: good morning. welcome to meeting. i have some president's announcements to read into the record. please forgive me up front if i mispronounce anybody's last name. so, first a big thank you goes to the building inspector joe who received a letter of appreciation from helping a homeowner kitchen remodel. he took time to lead him through a complicated process. so, well done on that. i want to mention to the director hui and d.b.i. staff will be briefing managers on february 28th on new accessible business entrance program. this a.b.e. program affects about 12,000 owners that we know of at this point and possibly about 26,000 building throughout the city. this is a huge program. and is designed to help people
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with disability gain greater access to goods and services offered by local businesses as well as healthy small businesses better comply with state and federal accessibility laws. good luck with that department. that is a big undertaking for this year. also on february 28th, director hui will join supervisor tang for a merchant walk to help increase the awareness about this new ordinance required program. and may 23rd deadline to submit the required checklist for the affidavit. may 23rd. this is -- i'm continuing on this. this is a complicated program involving a large number of building over the next four years. so, the department is doing aggressive outreach to building owners and small businesses that may already be operating in the affected properties. director hui will be briefing on
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a.i.a. on march 21st and paid advertising campaign is underway to ensure small businesses and property owners know about the a.b.e. law may 23, 2018, deadline. if you need to learn more, visit our our website or visit our ground floor on mission street. also still in the planning stages, d.b.i. will host an annual earthquake safety fair most likely on june 13th, 2018. these details will be forthcoming along with save a day reminder for the d.b.i. staff. finally, a reminder to all d.b.i. deputies, managers and
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supervisors, keep an eye on for our outstanding employee performance for quarter one and nominate them so we can elect the employee of quarter one 2018 and announce the winner at our april meeting. madame secretary, that includes my announcements. thank you. >> secretary: okay. thank you -- >> president mccarthy: one other thing. i know commissioner warshell wanted to include some comments. >> commissioner warshell: yes. last friday, we had a meeting called by supervisor breed to talk about the mansion, 930 grove, which is one of the city's true treasures that is in derelict condition. i wanted to thank director hui, bill strong for representing the department so well at that meeting. it went from 5:30 supposed to be to 6:30. there was so much interest, it nt