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guys will have a lot of hard work to try to clean up the streets in trying to keep
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>> he pays himself about $10 million a year. we, as employees, are invested. we are invested in our jobs. our patients and our communities that we serve. kaiser wants to replace our drivers using uber and other services. really create kaiser is a nonprofit organization that wants to start outsourcing our jobs, despite worker profits. behind these jobs are real families trying to sustain a decent standard of living here in san francisco. these represented jobs with united healthcare workers carries a sustainable living wage with quality benefits. i stand before you here today, urging you, the board of
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supervisors with the support of norman lee and a seven others, including the seven supervisors, to support this resolution and to stop kaiser from outsourcing these jobs before october 5th, 2018. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hi, my name is stefani. i'm a respiratory care practitioner from kaiser santa rosa and i'm a proud uh w. sciu member, union member. i'm here to support the resolution by supervisor yee to protect our workers from outsourcing. many of those workers are from this very city. kaiser is operating on a not-for-profit guys and receives substantial tax incentives for such. last quarter, they made close to 4 billion in profits and has
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$29 billion in reserve. kaiser is bypassing all the formal processes that are labor partnership to expedite this outsourcing, to companies like uber and lyft question mark. as supervisor yee mentioned, inequality is mentioning. please protect our workers and join him from outsourcing our jobs and adopting his resolution put people before profits. our deadline is october 5th and then pink slips will be handed out. if kaiser is not stopped now, they will not stop in the future my job will be in jeopardy and probably already is in jeopardy. if you give kaiser an inch, they will take a mile.
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the green light for these companies to be greedy, since this president has taken hold of our country, is off the hook. and not-for-profit doesn't mean corporate executives and board of executives aren't making millions of dollars and kicking back to their bodies. thank you. -- kicking back to their buddies thank you. >> next speaker. >> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is lisa. i am a healthcare worker with kaiser and redwood city. i want to thank supervisor yee for this resolution and this opportunity. i was born and raised here in san francisco. i actually have both of my children at san francisco kaiser up on cary street when it was just the two buildings up there. i have a long history here. i must say, i am appalled, and very, very frustrated at what is
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going on. i just have been working for kaiser for ten years. i went to kaiser for the stability and already had to offload the benefits because i come from construction where i got laid off for a time. now kaiser is doing the same thing. i sat wind -- with one of the outsourced workers when they got notified that in 60 days they would lose their jobs. it was quite dramatic. this employee has been there 30 years. again, kaiser is -- i will not give you the numbers. i think you can tell me, at this point that they made $4 billion in profits and they have $29 billion in reserve. but i will say this. they are enjoying the nonprofit status on san francisco's dime. wow. bernard tyson enjoys $10 million
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a year. and while the other executives make over a million dollars a year. so let's think about that. supervisor yee, thank you. thank you for this opportunity. please help us. thank you for your time. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> hello. my name is tracy. i'm a licensed vocational nurse and i'm a proud member of the union. we are here today to ask your help in a very serious matter. kaiser is a company with 29 billion dollars in reserve in the middle of an outsourcing storm. it is all across the state. but locally, kaiser is scheduled to outsource 16 parking and shuttle employees on october 5 th, 2018. that a 16 employees who rely on their employer for a living wage , healthcare benefits, and a pension that they earned.
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in this classification, these members will be hard pressed to find another equitable position outside of kaiser. kaiser has a slogan. that is to thrive. the c.e.o. of the company makes 10 million a year and he is thriving. he is also thriving with eight pensions and we are asking that our 16 employees continue their employment and keep their one pension. why would they not want our 16 parking and shuttle employees to thrive. we don't know. corporate greed, probably. but as a single mom with four kids and a lifeless social life as a vocational nurse and as hundreds of employees are being laid off or outsourced, those are nurses and i am afraid. i have one child in college at sacramento state and i am paying his tuition. what about these 16 members clearly these are your
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constituents. please do the right thing. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hello. thank you for the opportunity. i just want to stay at my name is james ellison. i was born and raised in san francisco. i work for kaiser. i am also a proud member of sciu uh w. i am here to support a protection resolution sponsored by supervisor norman yee to stop outsourcing jobs in the city of san francisco. i want to emphasize that 16 transportation jobs will be outsourced in san francisco by kaiser october 5th, 2018. i have to say, this will be in a form of right to work in the private sector and will lower the standards of living. wages will be lowered and benefits will be taken away. panel of supervisors, please
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stop outsourcing by kaiser. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> my name is rebecca. i am a lifetime resident. i am asking you to support the resolution to stop kaiser from outsourcing our jobs. i am an 18 year employee with kaiser. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> i am with senior and disability action. let me ask you something. how many of you remember when you were making $15 an hour? if you have ever? do you? i remember. i am a single mom. it was very hard to survive on that. so we still have workers making $15 an hour. that shouldn't be the case in san francisco when we have
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people making millions of dollars. like what they were just saying about people in other places. i can say, that isn't it weird times now that we live in times where people get replaced by robots in different industries? please, consider our people first. consider their living wage for the workers. we need them. i know my members would not be able to participate in the community. many of them, seniors and some people with disabilities, would not be able to participate actively in the community without them. so please, find it in your heart to look better at how you can make the workers to stay in the city. in a city that calls itself, you
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know, and takes pride in being an aging family city. make it happen. make it friendly for aging people and people with disabilities. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >> hello. my name is cindy. i am a 28 year employee of kaiser. i am here in support of the resolution sponsored by supervisor norman yee. the real urgency here is that these 900 jobs that are being outsourced is only the beginning for kaiser. we are seeing a very assertiveness. a very aggressive leadership at kaiser. norman yee spoke about the 18 employees recently given notice is at kaiser. the union had one hours notice before these folks were getting pink slips. so it not only are these jobs
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getting contracted out, but they are getting contracted out by someone who is not invested in good quality care. they are there for a paycheck. paycheck to paycheck. kaiser is not paying them benefits. it is not supporting their retirement or their health benefits. so we also want to think about these workers who are getting outsourced. it is not just the workers. it is the families. it is a communities that they live in where they spend their consumable income. thank you. >> my name is linda. i work for kaiser for 20 plus years. i am asking that you support the resolution by the supervisor, norman yee. i am asking that the outsourcing stops. we are not just looking at outsourcing small things.
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whatever kaiser decides to outsource is a large thing to us because as employees, people need these positions and need these jobs to support their families. i think it's very wrong to try to take working people and put them in a place where they now have to try and ask for public assistance when they have no intentions of living the life that way. it is a very important to allow people to live their lives the way they choose to live their lives. the working class should stay the working class. they don't want to be placed in a place where they are placed into the system, asking for any type of assistance to keep their homes, keep their families, keep their health care. it is very wrong. i am glad to speak to dense honourable panel today, because my thought is that you would support this resolution to make life better instead of making it lives a worse and that you will
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use the authority and power that has been entrusted to you and you will use it in a way to make life better, instead of worse. one thing that has been outsourced by kaiser is the newborn hearing screening. when babies get their hearing test before they leave the hospital to ensure that the mother and father are not taking home a child that cannot hear. that is deaf from birth. this has been outsourced. i have asked that since this was a choice to habit total strangers handle these newborn babies in a nursery, that the families be notified that this is not our kaiser employee that is taking care of these infants. but they are other areas outside of this one. >> thank you. >> this honorable panel consider making life better instead of wares and that you use your power and authority that you have been given. >> thank you. your time is up.
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>> making your decision. thank you. >> my name is carl kramer. san francisco living wage coalition. we are in a serious crisis. we have a severe labor shortage all across the country. at the airport, workers -- we are hemorrhaging workers. we are losing experienced workers. there are people that are constantly needing to be retrained. this is a threat to the flying public. you know, this was a message we brought to the board of supervisors prior to september 11th, 2001 when workers they were getting paid $675 -- $6.75 an hour. you cannot scrimp on having -- you know, the best possible for the safety of the flying public. also, with the social infrastructure of the city, you can't fiddle while san francisco
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burns. we are losing experienced caregivers. people are being displaced out of the city and commuting back and forth from manteca, tracy and stockton. we are at the point just ok, san francisco, you have a higher minimum wage but it is no longer worth our expense and time to come back and take care of the elderly and the infirm. we are losing home care workers. we are losing workers from the homeless shelter. every project that you have is going to be costing more because you are losing experienced workers. you have to take action. you have to bring up the wage. fifty cents per hour does not cut it. we are demanding at least a dollar 86 above the minimal wage you need to bring up the wage rate and the compensation ordinance and for the airport, for home care workers, nonprofit workers and others. thank you.
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>> thank you for your comments. next speaker, police. >> my name is alice. i live in district 11. i am here representing living wage coalition. today, i will read a statement by a woman who is also a member of living wage coalition because she had to leave because she had to pick up her child from childcare. this is what she wrote. my name is tenisha and i am a member of the san francisco living wage coalition. i live in district ten. the amendment to the minimum compensation ordinance are important to me because i used to be in the works program when i was working providing valuable service to the community. i am a single mother of three children. being paid just $50 per hour is not enough to survive in san francisco. i have been looking to move to the east bay, but a round-trip ticket on part is more than $15 and the community is one hour each way. i support increasing the wage rate and the limited -- limiting wage law to a dollar 86 above
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the minimum wage. we need more money to stay here instead of being forced out because we can't afford to live here any longer. i have been in san francisco my whole life. it will be difficult to adjust to another city and my kids to adjust to another school. i would like the mayor and supervisors to realize that minimum wage is not enough to raise our children. i have been working on these issues for the past ten years and i will not stop until changes are made. we need to give a better future to our children and to show them that working hard to make some feel good about themselves. and it is fairly compensated. that is the right thing to do. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon supervisors. i'm david williams. i am a resident of district seven. on the president of the west bay retirees chapter. adds an original member of the living wage coalition. i am speaking today as a board member.
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the california reliance for retired americans which represents over a million members around the state and is an organization of organizations that is doing advocacy work and organizing work for seniors issues and legislation. last year at our convention, we passed a resolution saying there is no better investment than investing in the people who do the hard work of taking care of our elderly and disabled, mentoring youth, counselling families, caring for the homeless and serving communities and whereas the san francisco board of supervisors are now considering amendments to these laws that would raise wages of thousands of workers including nonprofit workers and in-home supportive service home care workers to a dollar 86 above the current minimum wage. we sent a letter to every member of this board and the mayor's office urging that to happen. that was a year ago.
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it is time. it needs to happen. and needs to happen because as a member of the coalition, and as carl mentioned, it is an urgent issue for seniors and disabled. we are in a crisis. and many home care workers are leaving for better paying jobs in other industries and many are being displaced. it is time to excuse the expression, get off the stick, but time to not amend this thing any farther. everyone is a dollar 86 more now >> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> supervisors, my name is alice i have worked with the living wage coalition from before the ordinance was passed. i am also an officer of the san francisco chapter of the coalition of labor union women. you know this ordinance affects women largely. i was with the living wage coalition formulae.
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i interviewed many of the people whose lives were very much improved by the ordinance. but you no kak many have been left out and how expensive the city has. i have gone over the years to meetings to talk to supervisors and the mayor and i have often been told that there are so many things in a budget that there are many good reasons to fund various things and then the living wage won't get funded. but you no kak this is a very good reason to find. this -- i hope you will do this and raise the wages. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> my name is and. i am also a member of the living wage coalition and a member of
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church women united, which cooperates with the living wage coalition. we are a coalition of 40 mainline churches. we sent our newsletter to over 100 churches in the city. we support the rewarding of the left out workers with a living wage for their very vile and necessary work that they do for people in this city. i hope that you will reflect upon how importance what these workers do is and that you will support their efforts to remain in their jobs and remain in the city. thank you.
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>> thank you for your comments. next speaker, please. >> my name is tom. i will do a lot of seconding here. as a recipient of services, i know it is difficult to find it and i know how important the minimum wage is. that extra dollar. these workers will go somewhere else for another dollar. two years ago, an electrical engineer at a building in town hired an assistant for $20 an hour. after two months, the man, he was hired and went to his boss and said i am leaving. i can't support myself here on $20 an hour. i'm moving to sacramento. these are pillars, healthy pillars of our community. they need to be protected by their governments.
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turning the page, i watch a lot of television. last week was the supreme court. a very nice guy. possibly caught in a lying exchange over a -- papers of information that would lead to an intelligent discussion -- decision avoided. road versus wage. i was born in 1950. i remember when i was seven or eight years old. before i knew what sex was, knowing that women, young girls, good girls, died of abortions. we don't need another corporate pretender. one question i would like to ask him, would be what do you think of global climate change? global warming? we are needing a big effort. a war effort.
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not in guns and bullets. we need smarts. here in the city to protect these neighbors. with these are our neighbors. just like the part drivers when they went out on strike. they are parts of our healthy communities. we need to protect ourselves. thank you. >> thank you cap next speaker. >> i want to thank the bigotry of the aging folks -- the asian folks that sit on this board against the gay community, lesbian community, trans community and bisexual community it was evident that another trans phobic, anti- gay, anti- bisexual, anti- lesbian, asian was trying to apply their way with two-faced talk about who
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they really were. because we found out that the most famous anti- gay person was -- that killed harvey milk was down white. a board member. the second most hateful person to the lgbtq community, is katy tang. when she brought her pacific justice institute and here that advocated for the mental torture with reparative therapy, against , -- homosexuals in the california supreme court. katy tang, i call her catty, she is a witch. i wish she would go back at her broom closet. >> no name calling. >> it is not name-calling. it is a fact. >> one of the things that i think like eight the asian community can start doing, instead of hating gays and hating trans folks, hating
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lesbians, hating bisexual folks, is to stop, can i get the overhead, please? is to advocate for the stopping of the slaughter of 30 million dogs in china and korea that are eaten every year, and then at the dog meat eating festival, 70,000 dogs are killed and eaten on that festival, which is coincidentally gay pride month. shame on you for attacking gay people. look at your own house and go back to your own broom closet. >> the time is concluded. >> thank you. next speaker. >> the mayor and president, cohen, you are the only two who can appoint board appeal members
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[indiscernible] his members should be knowledgeable and building code regulations and ordinance. court of appeals has four members. but they have no knowledge. only mr fong has the qualifications. but he has been a member since january 30th, 1986. in one of the appeal hearing, the architects pressured the way that people require license. the issued lighters citing the violation. but they support duties architects because they have connections with the city e.a. diversity antibiotic officials. [indiscernible] we have to put our faith in these professionals
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[indiscernible] one commissioner say the projects were too complicated. mr fong states the building and planning revealed the dimensions they are satisfied with that. then all members use the rubber rubberstamp to support d.b.i.'s statement. based on the inaccurate amount of plans. they are using the powerful position to hear cases without qualification. we want to no kak are you going to appoint members to have the qualifications and replace the unqualified members? thank you. the decision is affecting many people's property. thank you. >> thank you, president cohen.
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good evening ladies and gentlemen. my name is winship. seventeen years ago today, two large airplanes crashed into some skyscrapers in new york. which then mysteriously collapsed. it is helpful to look -- it has been said that this had repercussions that were felt around the world, of course. that is a cliché. but it had repercussions that were felt specifically here in san francisco. why would that be? san francisco is 3,000 miles away. it is on the opposite side of a continent, on the opposite coast while, let's look at the circumstances around that were present at the time, a prominent psychiatrist said that involuntary outpatient treatment was a lightning rod issue. that is a quotation at the time. a lightning rod issue. and subsequent to it, what happened?
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the patriot act was passed. among many other things, you changed the foreign intelligence surveillance act of 1978. it amended it to make -- to take away the requirements that electronic surveillance under the act be conducted for foreign intelligence purposes. electronic surveillance under the act could now be conducted under almost any reason. i don't have enough time. >> thank you. are there any other members of the public would like to address the board during general public comment? madam president. >> thank you very much. thank you. public comment is close at this time. could you please read the items 23, excuse me, 29 and 30 with the adoption without committee reference calendar. >> they were introduced for adoption without reference to committee. a unanimous vote is required for a resolution on first reading today. alternatively, a supervisor may
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require a resolution to go to committee. >> colleagues, are there any members that would like to sever any of these items? all right. seeing none, can we take these the same house, same call? peskin is not here. thank you. i want the record to reflect we do not have the same house. we will need to do a roll call vote. [roll call] >> there are ten yes, and one absent. >> thank you, very much.
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these items passed unanimously. is there another item? >> in memoriam. >> today's meeting will be adjourned in memory of the following beloved individuals on behalf of supervisor stefani, for the late mr stephen kendrick , and mr michael roberts painter, on behalf of supervisor peskin, for the late mr joe rosenblatt and mr michael wong. and a motion made by president cohen on behalf of the entire board of supervisors for the late mr joe tattoo we. >> thank you. can we take this without objection? >> thank you. these resolutions are adopted unanimously. is there any other business before this body? >> that concludes our business for today. >> thank you very much. we are adjourned.
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in this san francisco office, there are about 1400 employees. and they're working in roughly 400,000 square feet. we were especially pleased that cleanpowersf offers the super green 100% clean energy, not only for commercial entities
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like ours, but also for residents of the city of san francisco. we were pleased with the package of services they offered and we're now encouraging our employees who have residence in san francisco to sign on as well. we didn't have any interruption of service or any problems with the switch over to cleanpowersf. this clean power opportunity reflects that. i would encourage any large business in san francisco to seriously consider converting and upgrading to the cleanpowersf service. it's good for the environment, it's good for business and it's good for the community.
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>> hi. my name is carmen chiu, san francisco's elected assessor. when i meet with seniors in the community, they're thinking about the future. some want to down size or move to a new neighborhood that's closer to family, but they also worry that making such a change will increase their property taxes. that's why i want to share with you a property tax saving program called proposition 60. so how does this work? prop 60 was passed in 1986 to allow seniors who are 55 years
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and older to keep their prop 13 value, even when they move into a new home. under prop 13 law, property growth is limited to 2% growth a year. but when ownership changes the law requires that we reassess the value to new market value. compared to your existing home, which was benefited from the -- which has benefited from the prop 13 growth limit on taxable value, the new limit on the replacement home would likely be higher. that's where prop 60 comes in. prop 60 recognizes that seniors on fixed income may not be able to afford higher taxes so it allows them to carryover their existing prop 13 value to their new home which means seniors can continue to pay their prop 13 tax values as if they had never moved. remember, the prop 60 is a one time tax benefit, and the
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property value must be equal to or below around your replacement home. if you plan to purchase your new home before selling your existing home, please make sure that your new home is at the same price or cheaper than your existing home. this means that if your existing home is worth $1 million in market value, your new home must be $1 million or below. if you're looking to purchase and sell within a year, were you nur home must not be at a value that is worth more than 105% of your exist egging home. which means if you sell your old home for $1 million, and you buy a home within one year, your new home should not be worth more than $1.15 million.
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if you sell your existing home at $1 million and buy a replacement between year one and two, it should be no more than $1.1 million. know that your ability to participate in this program expires after two years. you will not be able to receive prop 60 tax benefits if you cannot make the purchase within two years. so benefit from this tax savings program, you have to apply. just download the prop 60 form from our website and submit it to our office. for more, visit our website,, >> greetings, everyone. thank you for being here for grand opening of the minna lee. this is 50 new units of permanent supportive housing of the 1300 units that we have in our pipeline. [applause]
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i want to thank the mayor for her leadership in ensuring that we have a robust housing pipeline, permanent supportive housing pipeline for people experiencing homelessness. as i said, we have 1300 more units that we'll be opening in the coming years and before we officially get started and hear from the mayor, i just want to say a few thank yous. thank you to the owners of the building who worked with us so hard to master lease the site. [applause] and folks from the departments of real estate for their work in making the lease happen. thank you all very much. [applause] and, of course, staff from the department of homelessness and supportive housing, i want to thank nina and her staff for making this building happen and all the other staff and grace and margo for helping the tenants rent up. by the way, there is a 50-unit building and even though today
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is our grand opening, we have 48 residents living here. that will be fully rented out next week. [applause] and i just want to also a special shout-out to nina because many people tried to make this happen. i wanted to rename is building the nina lee but she gets mad when i say that. [laughter] and i wanded to see her make that face. of course, ours nonprofit partners, dish and e.c.s. for operating the building. [applause] and most of all, our new residents. the new members of our community who are living in this building, who will be part of this community and part of this neighborhood and will help make both the building and the neighborhood a better place to live. thank you all to the residents who are here today. let's hear it for the residents again. [applause] ok. and without further ado, it is my great honor to introduce mayor london breed. thank you.
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>> wow. 50 new, affordable housing units in san francisco. this is going to mean a lot for 50 residents. [applause] people who, sadly, have been struggling with homelessness right here on our streets in this city. and we know that although this is amazing for the 48 people who have already moved in to minna lee, we know that there are still more work to do for so many more people who need housing. today is a celebration. it is an opportunity to just shine a light on the fact that it takes a village. it takes a village to create an opportunity like this. to make sure that we not only renovated this building, that we find the funding to do so, but more importantly, that we make this place a home for the people who are moving in.
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and making sure that they have the support, and many of your programs, to be successful. al sex here today and i know you will be hearing from him, one of the new residents of this complex. alex had a lot of challenges. he will tell us a little bit about what those challenges were. sadly living on our streets, feeling hopeless, feeling like no one cared. and here he is, one of the residents at, many inna lee who is going to come before us and tell us his story. let's give alex a hand. [applause] many of you know that my top priority as mayor is addressing this homeless crises. grew up in the city. i grew up in public housing. and the conditions of where i lived were not very comfortable. the busted pipes. the violence.
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the challenges in the neighborhood. the feeling that nobody cared was just normal life for me. but i had a roof over my head. i had a grandmother who raised me and who cared about me. i had her support and it meant everything for my success. and that is what housing has to be about. not just providing a place for people to stay and to be housed, but opening the door to opportunity so that not only can they get the housing that they need, but they can be successful and hold on to that housing. one person at a time. making sure that we make the right kinds of investments in places like minna lee for the purposes of supporting our community who needs it the most. this is a new way of doing housing here in san francisco. we have actually, in our
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inventory, have over 7500 units of supportive housing and we have 1300 units in the pipeline. that is to, again, help people get housed and keep them housed and make sure they have the housing they need to be successful. i want to take this opportunity because it does take a village to make sure that this happens and a fierce champion with a homeless outreach team and who deals with several text messages a day from me asking for help who i know need help. the department of homelessness -- [applause] you know what i love about jeff is every time i text him about somebody i want him to help, he actually, in most cases, he knows their names. he knows theirs stories. he knows whats going on with the situation and why something so difficult. and that is exactly what we
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need to address each of these unique situations that some people are struggling with. so i'm really grateful for his service and the work that he's done. of course i want to thank the department of real estate. i want to thank the department of building inspection for moving faster than they typically do to get this project done. the department of public works. the city attorney's office and everyone, the nonprofit partners who have assisted the episcopal community services, which is operating this facility. and delivering innovative, supportive housing, which is managing the property. thank you to dish and others who are going to be a part of making sure that this property is successful and the residents who live here. so thank you all so much. and we know that the solutions to addressing our crises is making sure that we build more housing and provide opportunity, we provide the
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support and we work together to deliver projects sooner rather than later like minna lee. congratulations on this major accomplishment and thank you all so much for being here today. [applause] >> thank you very much, madame mayor. now it is my honor to bring up beth stokes, the executive director of the episcopal community services. [applause] >> thank you, jeff. and thank you, mayor breed, for your leadership and continued focus. on solutions to ending chronic homelessness such as the minna lee. i want to echo something that the mayor just said, that this today is a celebration. it reallile is a celebration of ms. folks coming together and i'm going to be brief and thank a few folks. the minna lee is a celebration of 50 more solutions.
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in our collective effort toward ending chronic homelessness in san francisco. and that is something to celebrate for sure. i'd like to thank our partners, s.h.s. and to echo everything that the mayor just said about a team coming together, a true partnership and that was h.s.h. and dish. specifically, again, i would like to thank jeff for his leadership and his drive to really kind of open every door and really tackle every issue, like kicking down the door to make things happen. it takes courage. and i really want to thank you, jeff, for your continued coverage and our efforts together. thank you. i want to thank terry abbott. i know she was new on to the scene. i want to thank her for her leadership. i want to thank margo ancanetti who has always been there in the supportive housing realm and has guided us and has been a true partner. and, of course, there is the dish tale. i really want to thank you guys. special thank you to lauren and to doug. and their leadership of dish
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who never lost sight of what the minna lee could be. you guys always hung on to this building and always saw what you guys see before you today. and there is -- i just want to say an incredible amount of effort was taken on by dish over the years to have the vision to see what you see today, which is 50 new homes. and that is incredible. i'd also like the thank u.c.f. staff and that is tracy, scott, travis and in deep cooperation with anna. anna, raise your hand. [applause] anna has been instrumenttal in launching e.c.s. services both at this site and right down the street at the auburn, which was opened i believe january and february. with that, enough about e.c.s. and us. i want to introduce you to alex who now calls the minna lee home. welcome.
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>> hello. >> hi, alex. >> it's a nice neighborhood. thank you. that's all i'm going to say. [laughter] [applause] >> thank you very much, alex, for sharing. and alex and i met when he with standing in an encampment out on the streets and ended up in the nav center and now is living here, which is exactly the way the system is supposed to work. so let's close it out with the people who do the work on the front lines work really hard. they are amazing people. they're angels that walk among us and we're blessed and
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honored to have denise rigens, the general manager of this building that will share a few words with us. [applause] >> all right! so, god, this feels like a really -- just a beautiful day. and i just can't wait to now build community and bringing our tenants home, safety, caring and love. especially during these times. and so i'm just truly humbled by that. and that i get to be a part of that. so i'd like to thank you, mayor breed, for being here with us. and supervisor kim and also h.s.h. for the opportunity and support for this amazing project. we're still working on the finishing touches because really what our first priority was to make sure that we provided people a home. we want to thank our e.c.s. coordinated entry team and e.c.s. as well and support services team for the fabulous coordination and partnership
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and shout-out to the whole dish team. you guys are remarkable and i'm so proud to be a part and work alongside of you. and we also like to thank our dish advisory board and ties for keeping us on track. [laughter] so this project demonstrate our collective capacity and to end con kick homelessness and in partnership with e.c.s. and n.s.h. we have paved the pathway home by removing barriers to housing. ours tenants moved in the day they came in for their intake appointment -- [applause] and basically avoided the traditional hurdle that can keep many of our tenants who are vulnerable on the street. so with that, i'd like to thank everyone for being here today. thank you.
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>> president cohen: i'd like to bring the chamber to order. good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. i want to welcome everybody to the chamber. [ gavel ]. >> president cohen: i want to welcome you to the september 11, 2018 meeting for the san francisco board of supervisors. i'd like to be able to conduct this, and i'd like everyone to