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actually allow the sfusd to avail themselves of the state historic building code instead of the uniform building code of the state of california. both of these case reports -- and colleagues, i don't know if you've read them carefully because there's a lot of pages in them -- were prepared by christopher verplank and donna graves. and mr. verplank is here. i have to tell you, i enjoyed reading both of these case reports this weekend. mr. verplank, the floor is yours. >> greetings, supervisors. my name is christopher verplank. i am a resident of miraloma mark, and a parent of a student next year. i believe the architectural and artistic significance as well as historical is beyond question.
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what really strikes me about these two schools is they're both built during a can-do era long before most americans had been trained to hate their governments. the new deal and schools in particular were about the government helping to improve people's lives, to providing work to the unemployed, modern educational infrastructure to san francisco school children as well as public art for all of its citizens to enjoy. in our contemperary -- and that everyone deserves access to high quality infrastructure. >> chair peskin: thank you, mr. verplank, and for that report inext infrastructure. miss karen kai. >> good afternoon, supervisors. these are two wonderful reports, and they're like
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anything that i've seen from h.p.c. adequate and quite thoroughly document them. i want to applaud the h.p.c., the funding committee, and this committee because, you know, there really hasn't been much effort to reach into the schools, and i think they're so important as mr. verplank noted, they teach. the places that send our kids that have value that tell them about our history and what we valued. because of that, it's a lesson where they are. and i've seen what can happen by little bits. i live in district eight, but i do a great deal of work at rosa parks elementary school in the western addition, and rosa parks was the site of the last buses that took japanese americans away to the camps.
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and dorothea lang took a remarkable series of photographs there. very recently, we lost the big iron gates that were the backdrop for some of those photographs. they were there one day, and then, they were gone, and the community had no say in that. they just disappeared, and it's tragic. and i do know from experience that historic designation does not have to increase costs monumentally and doesn't have to stand in the way of what needs to be done. that's been shown by many groups, and i've worked personally with little friends -- nihomachi little friends that has preserved a julia moran building, added onto it, and really taken care of it, and it has become a
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great asset to the community. so i thank you for moving ahead on this, and i hope that we can engage the school district in greater efforts to reach out to the communities to do more of this kind of work. thank you. >> chair peskin: thank you, karen. i really appreciate it, and i appreciate your work at niomachi little friends. are there any other members of the public that would like to comment on items one or two? seeing none, public comment is closed. actually, mr. frye, i think we've asked -- unless my colleagues have more particular questions -- actually, i do have one question for you. mr. frye, are you aware of how many other san francisco unified school district properties have located landmark -- local landmark designation under our police caring code article ten? i mentioned mission high. i think balboa is on that list. i'm not sure. is there anything else on that list? >> that is correct, and then,
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i.m. scott in the dogpatch. >> chair peskin: okay. so -- >> and then, just to correct myself, 135 vanness, the old school of commerce is part of the landmark district and is individually designated. >> chair peskin: under article ten -- under appendix a as an individual and under the civic center district. >> that is correct. >> chair peskin: okay. belt and suspenders. okay. are you aware -- obviously, many of these have come before -- have received changes. have any of them ever come to the commission for arrest permit for a certificate of appropriateness to your knowledge? >> not to my knowledge. the only time a project has come before the commission during my tenure was about five or six years ago. the dogpatch community wanted an informational presentation
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on the work around i.m. scott, and the school district complied by just providing information at an h.p.c. hearing. >> chair peskin: got it. but the school has never come before the historic preservation commission of the city and county for a certificate of appropriateness which is what the h.p.c. issues. >> that is correct. >> chair peskin: all right. so the notion that has been expressed that this is honorific, although it's also to the school district staff an admonition that there's something very, very special here, and you guys should take it seriously, even if you don't have to go through the city bureaucracy as other parties might have to do. this subdivision of government, the board of supervisors and the governing body of the board of education are intertwined in many, many ways. as a matter of fact today -- yeah, recently, quite a bit, although by the way, when i
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scheduled this and it needed a 20-day notice, nobody knew that the eraf stuff was coming, so these things shall never meet. they're not politically connected in any way. but we are involved with each other in many ways. i do want to give the elected governing board the ability to talk about it. it sounded like if you want a one-week continuance, your board is meeting later this week, is that correct, miss -- [inaudible] >> chair peskin: miss kamala naughton, please come forward to record it for posterity. >> it is meeting tomorrow night. >> chair peskin: and this is on the agenda? >> it is not on the agenda. we were hoping to just have the one-week continuance so we could explain a paragraph what landmarking is, share that with not only the board of education but with the site staff itself
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which have e-mailed us can concerns over -- with concerns over the past few days about what landmarking is, how it works, and make sure that communication appears on the record and folks are apprised, and that's about it. >> chair peskin: thank you. so let's hear from my colleagues, but i would like to suggest that insofar as this is an information item only, that we forward this to the full board of supervisors, allow that informational exchange to happen tomorrow. it seems to me like -- no disrespect to your predecessor that new staff gets it more than old staff got it because had old staff got it, this would not have been on my pending list of 48 items, and it would have been done sometime after it was introduced on december 20 of
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2017. so my respectful suggestion that can allow you to address the elected board of the sfusd, and if for some reason, they freak out, we can think about it the tuesday after afternoon. supervisor safai? >> supervisor safai: i just wanted to just add onto that point. i think that there's been historically inertia within some of the movement of the sfusd when it comes to issues like this. i'm really happy that miss kamala naughton has taken over. i think it shows a new face of leadership on these issues. i would just say hopefully we won't be in the same situation that we were before where the board voted not to want to add this label. hopefully, there'll be some additional exchange of information and clarity and that we can make a decision within a week, so i would support that.
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thank you. >> chair peskin: supervisor haney? >> supervisor haney: so i was a part of the school board that led to this letter here, and i want to thank everybody who came out and who was a part of bringing this forward and preparing it. as chair peskin said, in my recollection, although i do could dig out that video, too, the primary conversation was around george washington high school. as miss mogue said, it is possible that the board came with a most specific concern about george washington but also a general concern about the impact on potential modernization, structural upgrades, etc. so i think that what chair peskin put forward is a fine solution on this. if we can update the board -- the school board and let them
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know and that we're all in understanding about what the actual result is for -- for these buildings, and i think for the school district to have a lot of pride in this -- this recognition but also understanding if there's modernization required, that there aren't new barriers creat created around that and we're all clear on that. that sounds fine to me, and i also want to appreciate whoever's decision it was to take george washington off of here. i think that would have led to a lot more challenges and complications around this designation. >> chair peskin: that would have been your chairman, and as i said earlier, i have no intention of scheduling that. there's a lot of hair on that one, and i'll leave that to languish on that pending calendar which is now at 46 items. i would very much like to thank planning department staff, san
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francisco heritage, the preservation fund committee, mr. verplank and miss graves and to the san francisco unified school district for understanding this and if you -- if i need to talk to any of your elected board members, i'm happy to do that between now and tomorrow or now and next tuesday. colleagues, is there a motion to forward items one and two with recommendation? moved by supervisor safai. we will take that without objection. [gavel]. >> chair peskin: next item, please. >> clerk: item number three is an ordinance amending the planning code by amending the zoning map to rezone a portion of 170 valencia street from r.t.o. to n.c.t.-3, to establish a uniform zoning for the site and approving appropriate findings. >> chair peskin: thank you, miss major. colleagues, i think we were all
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is 70 valencia for the mayor's state of the city address, and we all read the case report which actually reveals that that property is in two different zoning districts and should be confirmed to one -- conformed to one zoning district, n.c.t.-3, which would allow the current owners not to file a conditional use for that. with that, the representative of supervisor mandelman is here to present on item number three. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm from supervisor mandelman's office. i am here to speak in support of supervisor mandelman's office to establish uniform zoning for the parcel at 170 valencia street. it is important for a number of reasons. dating back to 1940 esthe four story art deco building has served as the high faith
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temple. the san francisco gay men's chorus for years used the building as a practice facility. since then, the gay men's chorus has become a social and constitutional institution that represents the lgbt movement worldwide. our office was made aware that the parcel at 170 valencia is currently portioned across two districts.
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as a result, our office introduced the ordinance that is before the committee today. through this ordinance, it is our intention to apply uniform zoning to the parcel in order to continue the tradition of using the space as a community facility in this iteration as the new home for the gay men's chorus. in addition, we also believe that a uniform zoning for the building is in the best interest of preserving the architectural integrity of the building regardless of its occupant. in closing, i'd like to thank you all for your time and consideration and ask that you join our office in supporting this ordinance, and audrey butkus from the planning department is here to report on what happened at the planning commission. thank you. >> chair peskin: thank you. and i note that on january 17 of 2019, all seven members of the planning commission unanimously recommended this ordinance to this body. miss butkus, you can still talk. i'd like to remind my colleagues when we agree with them, we like to say that it
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was unanimous. when we disagree, we like to remind ourselves that it is only an advisory vote by your commission. but with that, miss butkus, the floor is yours if you'd like to use it. >> audrey butkus, planning department staff, only to confirm, supervisor peskin that it was unanimously voted for approval by the planning commission on january 17. >> chair peskin: thank you, audrey. are there any members of the public who would like to testify on this item, number three? seeing none, public comment is closed. [gavel]. >> chair peskin: is there a motion to send this to the full board with recommendation? made by supervisor safai. we'll take that without objection. [gavel]. >> chair peskin: next item, please. >> clerk: i'd number four is an ordinance amending section 191 of the planning code to deem a grandfathered medical cannabis dispensary that
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received a permit to operate as an m.c.d., extending the expiration date of section 191 to january 21, 2021. >> chair peskin: we heard this last week. we had to continue it one week because there was a substantive change that was not objectionable to any member of the public. is there any member of the public that would like to comment on this item? seeing none, public comment is closed. [gavel]. >> chair peskin: seeing that, i appreciate that the director of the department of cannabis is here. if you have no comments, is there a motion to forward this item to the full board with recommendation? made by supervisor safai. we will take that without objection. next item, please. [gavel]. >> clerk: item number five is an ordinance waiving permit and inspection fees under the
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commemorative street plaque requirements at one location on the silver sidewalk commemorating former high school student miss salina lam. >> chair peskin: this ordinance has been brought to us by supervisor ronen and her staff. miss carolyn gusen is here. miss gusen, the floor is yours. >> thank you, supervisor. thank you so much for having me. this waives the flooring and installation fees for this commemorative street plaque in honor of salina lam. she joined the hill crest community as a toddler, accompany her parents and older sis tore to school and then began attending there as a kindergartener. she occupied a special place in the hearts of everyone in the hill crest community, and her
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friends and classmates remember her as the girl who was always smiling and always sharing her snacks. last year, selina unexpectedly passed away, and this will be installed next to a tree that will help enshrine her memory. essentially, these amendments -- these amendments do three things. they expedite the plaque approval and installation process and authorize public works to provide reasonable maintenance and repair of the plaque after it has been installed. it waives the public works hearing that normally applies to the commemorative plaque explorations, and it expressly authorizes the city to accept
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the plaque as a gift to the city so that the city can be authorized to prepare and maintain the plaque and assume liability. supervisor ronen could not be here but was hoping that someone on the committee could help move this forward with these amendments, and we want to thank the hill crest community for bringing this forward with the planting of the tree and designing of the plaque to held salina lam in all of our hearts and memory. thank you very much. >> chair peskin: thank you, miss gusen. is there anybody here from public works? >> thank you, chair peskin, members of the committee. jeremy spitz, department of public work. we have a permit of application from the applicant, and we've been working with them on installation and location, and we very much support this
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ordinance. i'm here to answer any questions that you might have. >> chair peskin: thank you, mr. spitz. any questions from members? supervisor haney? >> supervisor haney: just wanted to move the amendment. >> chair peskin: we've got to get public comment first. are there any members of the public who would like to comment, please come up. >> thank you so much. my name is gabby anderson, and i'm the social worker at hill crest elementary school, and we just wanted to offer our thanks to you for hearing and to hillary ronen's office for supporting this legislation. it was a really hard time for our school, and we're really touched that there's been so much support for remembering salina, and for public works in planting the tree in her honor. >> chair peskin: thank you. is there any other public comment? seeing none, we're very sorry for your loss. supervisor haney, would you
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like to move that? so moved, without objection. can we forward that to the full board with recommendation as amended? motion, moved by supervisor safai. we'll take that without objection, and we are adjourned. [gavel] >> hello, i am with the san francisco parks department
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serious we are featuring some wonderful locations in your and very own backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in san francisco with someone special. we are here at the lovely and historic palace of fine arts, located in the bustling marina district. originally built for the 1950's exposition, the palace is situated along san francisco's waterfront. it is ada accessible and is reached by the 28, 30, and 91 bus lines. with its rotunda, columns, uncut the reflecting waters against the eucalyptus trees, it is one of the most romantic
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settings for special dates, and memorable proposals. it is also a perfect spot where you can relax with that special someone while listening to the water and fountain in the lagoon. beautiful to view from many locations, and inside is an ideal place to walk around with your loved ones. the palace is the most popular wedding location in the city park system. reservations for weddings and other events are available at strecpark.org. shakespeares' guard and refers -- has plants referred to in shakespeare's plays and poems. located near the museum and the california academy of sciences, shakespeares garden was designed in 1928 by the california spring
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blossom association. flowers and plants played an important part in shakespeares literary masterpieces. here is an enchanting and tranquil garden tucked away along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. appreciate the beauty of its unique setting. the cherry tree, the brick walkways, the enchanting stones, the rustic sundial. chaired the bards'w ro -- share the bard's words. the garden is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, enjoy the sunshine and let the whimsical words of william
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shakespeare float you and your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. shakespeares garden is 8ada accessible. this park is located at the bottom of a hill. it is a secret garden with an infinite and captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, one block from the bottom of lombard street, it makes the top of our list for the most intimate picnic settings. avoid all tourist cars and parking hassles by hopping on the cable car. or the 30, 45, 41, or 91 bus. this garden was designed by a
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the landscape architect thomas church in 19 to -- 1957. grow old with me, the best is yet to be is inscribed at this gem of a park. a lush oasis anchored by gazebosanchoreddekcs, -- gazebos, anchored by decks. this is the place to tell your family the love you share. reservations are available for this hidden gem. i am jamie hopper. until next time, don't forget to get out and play. for more information about reserving one of these romantic locations, or any other location, call 831-5500. this number is best for special events, weddings, picnics, and the county fair building.
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for any athletic fields and neighborhood parks, 831-5510. you can also write us. 501 san francisco, calif. 94117. or just walk in and say hello. and of course you can find more information and reach us at sfrecpark.org.
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>> the meeting will come to order. this is the february 22 special meeting of the san francisco local agency formation commission. i am vice chair of the commission and i will be chairing today's meeting. i'm joined by commissioner hilary ronan to my left, commission singh is on her way and commissioner gordon march to the left. i would like to thank the staff at sfgov tv for recording today's meeting. madam clerk, think announcements? >> make sure to silence all cell phones and documents should be submitted to the clerk. >> thank you. >> madam chair, first order of business if you would like to excuse chair furer for the meeting? >> yes, as she is away this
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week. >> first and second, please. >> so moved by hilary ronan and seconded by -- gordon marr, with no objections. so first of all, i would just like to take a moment to welcome commissioners marr and hainey. we are thrilled to have them on this body. we look at the two major pieces of work that they were doing with clean power sf and also with our emerge be mobility's labour study. these are two areas i see your expertise and knowledge being a great asset to this body. so thank you for stepping up and joining lafco. i would like to take a moment to see if any new commissioners may say a few words? none here, ok. madam clerk, could you please
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call item number two. >> approval of the lafco minutes from the january 24 special meeting. >> do any commissioners have any changes from the january 18t january 18th mee meeting? can i call both january 4 and january 18 together? any changes to the minutes? seeing no changes, i'll open this up for public comment. any members of the public who wish to comment on item number two? seeing none, public comment is now closed. is there a motion to approve the minutes. >> so moved. >> moved by commissioner ronan and seconded by commissioner marr. without objections, these minutes are approved. madam clerk, could you please call item number 3. >> community choice aggregation
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activity's report, current enrollment and service status, communication's plan for april enrollment, state regulatory activities and state legislative activities. it. >> we have a presentation frommn francisco public utility's commission. we'll talk about state regulatory and state activities. >> that's right. good morning. director of queen power sf and welcome commissioners haine and marr. we, they summarized what we'll e talking about. we give a standard update on our enrollment which i'm going to provide. we have a bit of a group presentation today from various puc staff that support our work. so i'll be joined up here to go
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over the community engagement plan for our upcoming enrollment, as well as state legislative activities. if i could get the slides, thank you. queen power sf service and the university enrollment effort continue to move along successfully. they are now actively serving 111,000 accounts, city-wide. the program continues to maintain a cumulative opt out rate of 3.25% since the program launched in may of 2016. our super green upgrade rate continues to exceed the opt-out rate at 3.8% of the active customers enrolled. that means that queen powers has more than 4,000 businesses and house holds in san francisco that have elected to receive 100% renewable electricity from queen power and, of course, our
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staff is very busy preparing for next major auto enrollment. we're preparing to welcome over 250,000 additional customer accounts in april. when the enrollment is complete, we anticipate we'll be serving 360,000 customer accounts city-wide. this month, we began mailing the first of our four queen power enrollment notices as required under state law. we'll be sending these notices in batches each month of about 60 to 70,000 notices a week. that's about one million notices sent out through the enrollment period. we've brought some copies of these notices that customers will be receiving, and i'll distribute them through the executive officer in a moment so you can take a look.
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and we have some extra copies as well for the public and attendance if they would like to take a look. i'll pause and any questions on this introductory update? so with that, then, i'll turn the presentation over to tyler gamble, our puu director for the upcoming enrollment. >> good morning. good to see you guys. i'll talk you through what we've done previously, what we're looking at right now and happy to answer any questions along the way that you may have about the work that we're doing. as mike mentioned this month kicks off the last planned and largest enrollment of our sf customers in the history of the program.
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over the past three years, i think we've learned a lot about our customers, their behaviours, preferences, a new thing for us at the puc. of course we have water and sewer customers but this type of product and program we've partnered with clean energy advocates, our city family on two previous enrollments and ongoing marketing and outreach on the power programs. we have the knowledge across the state. as mike mentioned with a 97% retention rate in our service and 4% upgrade rate, i'd say we've done a good job. moving forward, there's a comprehensive plan to welcome our newest customers. starting with community presentations and events, weave built a speaker's bureau of team members to deliver sport presentations about the program to residential audiences across the city. we plan to call nearly 140 organizations across the city to provide them with information they can share with their
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members or to have us come and do face to face presentations, as well. you are all looking at the enrollment notices. those are going out in the mail today. in it, we explain who we are, what we're offering, how to upgrade, how to opt out if you're not interest and where to find terms and conditions in your preferred language. in all, we will send out one million notices to customers. so they'll be well aware of the program and what's happening and actually, i think in a pretty informative and educational way here for these notices. on advertising, we're placing fun upbeat paid advertisement with inside and outside buses and west portal and forest hill stations, in neighborhood newspapers city-wide and in-language publications such as world journal. print ads will run primarily in march and outdoor ads through
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may and planning an upgrade to the digital ad campaign that will go out likely later this spring. on social media, we're excited about it and we've seen engagement on clean power sf twitter and we leverage the twitter page which has the most following of all of the puc platforms to talk about the program, as well. i'm happy to report we've merged with the see year ya club san francisco page which was created several years ago where there was likely a void of communication on clean energy. but we've been able to merge pages together and we'll actively use the work they've done and doing to communicate during this enrollment to reach all of our customers and community organizations. a lot of the neighborhood organizations that we work with in san francisco communicate via facebook group so that's really important there. of course we'll partner with our city family. we've created a digital press
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kit we'll share with our city family, including your offices. next week you should be receiving those and you can cut, copy and paste those into the newsletters. we have examples of posts, photos and things like that, as well. another really cool pieces around our super green customers and so we're trying to develop this community. they've been some of our best ambassadors and we've had great partnerships with large companies like linked-in and rainbow grocery and heath ceramics. we'll partner to offer challenges and incentives to get their own customers and employee to opt to super green. businesses like the new wheel, business gear have confirmed this for residential customer. 15% off of a new item at last-minute gear and super green cocktails drink at true laurel. so really excited about that. a great opportunity to get out
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there where residents are and engage with them where they're at. we're expanding outreach to limited-english communities, doing everything we can to target residents whose first language is not english. philippino, mandarin and spanish websites are live on our website. as i mentioned already we're doing specific ads in publications that reach those audiences, doing editorial board meetings. this week we sat down to talk about our initiatives across the puc including clean power sf to try to get a better understandings of what readers are hearing from the program. our ivr, the system you call to speak with customer service is available in philippino, spanish and mandarin on the way soon and a journal working group looking at equity in our program and language outreach is a part of that. finally, looking at a strong
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media strategy will leverage media outlets to tell our story is ongoing and i was excited about the bay area last friday that had a shinning about clean power triple, households in san francisco. couldn't have asked for a better headline there. the biggest goal we have right now is awareness. we're going to continue do everything to tell our clean energy story, educate residences and businesses that there is another option and that it comes from their city. we're generating cleaner, greener electricity. the secondary goal is to increase the upgrades and we'll do that well beyond the spring enrollment. if i can answer my questions, always happy to take suggestions from you guys of things you might hear from your constituents, as well, to help us amplify our reach.
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>> i'm just wondering if you're using all of the attention to pg & e and bankruptcy and the bad acts as a way of sort of highlighting that there is at least a partial alternative here in san francisco? just out of curiosity. >> yes, i think we're doing that in a way that is tasteful, if that makes sense. but definitely making sure that folks understand that there is that other option and there are definitely a lot of positives to the programming that we offer and that there is certainly a difference in the way that we operate. >> thank you so much.
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>> thank you, tyler. so shifting gears here, we are going to dive into our state regulatory update. so we're highlighting some select activities. there's a lot going on. a lot of details. so we're going to try to cover this as thoroughly as we can. of course, if you have any questions, please let us know and we're happy to get back to you through the executive officer with more information on any of these things. so to start with, on the pg & e bankruptcy, i think it's been covered quite widely in the press, almost on a daily basis that since january 29 or on january 29, pg & e filed for bankruptcy due to pending liabilities from state wildfires
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in 2017 and '18. prior to its actual bankruptcy filing, pg & e filed with the pupublic utility commission to enter to $6 billion of debt, to provide with cash needed to support operations. further under state law a regulated utility must seek approval to issue debt and the commission can find the regulated utility exempt from certain provisions of the law on exemption, specifically for debtor financing. on that same day, pg & e filed ford an expedited procedural schedule requesting that the california commission issue a ruling by january 28th. debtor and possession financing
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essentially means the company is offering assets as collateral to lenders who may possess assets if pg &est defaults o & e defauf the loans. they argued that the debt financing would provide the cash that the company needs to operate through the expected bankruptcy process. so this is prior to actually filing for bankruptcy. the california puc ended up calling an emergency meeting on the 28th and didn't approve the request. in that decision, the california puc found that it had to ensure that the pg & e and state were prepared for contingencies in the case of a bankruptcy filing to ensure that the company was able to continue operating during the bankruptcy proceedings. we indicated, i believe, at the last meeting that a possible impact to clean power of a bankruptcy was a delay in the
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remittance from pg & e of customer payments. a delay of remittance did, in fact, occur, starting wit occure day of the filing. as indicated to us prior to the bankruptcy filing, they asked to remit payments and other third party providers to customers as part of the ongoing normal business. ijust a couple of days later on january 31, the court issued an order to continue the payment remittance. in terms of when money started flowing again, that occurred on february 4, so as i said, it has stopped on february 4, the city started again receiving normal payments from pg & e including the remittance of payments that had not been submitted to the city for the four or five days
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after the filing. to date, clean power sf has not experienced any other impacts related to the bankruptcy. pg & e continues to do all of the meters, billing, credit collection to accounts in the ordinary course of business consistent to the city as a cca. of course, we're going to continue to monitor very closely payments and the performance of pg & e in meeting places to clean power sf and provide reliable service to customers going forward and we'll continue to provide the body with updates, as billion. as well the next item i wanted to discuss is generation rates for 2019, which we've spoken about in previous meetings. normally pg & e electricity rates are set every year on
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january 1. before this occurs, they typically issue a decision in december in a proceeding called the energy resource recovery account. we call that era. that decision was delayed this year and as a result that has delayed pg & e's implementation of the electricity rates. the delay is affecting the implementation of pg & e's generation rates and exit fee, the power charge and difference adjustment that cca participating customers must pay pay. they issued a decision yesterday. so as a result, we're now anticipating that the new pg & e exit fees and generation rates will take effect on either apri. pg & e is expected to file rates
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with the california puc towards the end of march. they have 30 days from the day of the decision, indicating the specific effective date of the rates and we've heard april or may and that's what we're looking at. at that time, the sf puc will finalize clean power rates per the rate action taken on december 11 and approved by the board of supervisors following the rate hearing of february 15. until the rates are implemented, clean power existing rates will remain in effect and will continue to be below pg & e's generation rates. clean power assessed rates are currently to provide customers with a 2% savings against pg & e's generation costs after accounting for the exit fee. and more on the pcia.
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the california puc also has a proceeding open to address reforms to the exit fee methodology. there was a decision issued for phase one of that proceeding in october. and phase two was just initiated earlier this month. so the california puc issued a scoping memo laying out its agenda for this next phase. key issues in this upcoming phase include implementation of an annual true-up in the exit fee and that's a new mechanism in place by the last decision. previously this was based on forecasts, almost exclusively and now they're looking back at actual costs and revenues associated with pg & e's
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portfolio and making a fee to the following year and that in theory can go either direction. it can cause it to go up or down depending on market conditions. another item is, they'll be considering prepayment of the pcia. so the idea is that a community could pay sort of in a lump sum advance the community's pcia's obligations as a way to fix and create certainty going forward for customers and for program planning. the california commission will also be examining the pg & e and other investor-owned utility's management practices to see if there are opportunities to reduce costs and to manage that portfolio in a more efficient manner for all

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