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parks and rec, development and everything. so the training programmes we had with the college and also with model cities, we trained people in our community for each phase of the projects that were coming into hunter's point. where there was business, we had a business programme to train people with businesses. it went through the hunter point college which was the first campus college. every college we started through model cities, we started a minister witmission with hiringl of the others. but for those familiar will the mission, talk with -- i forgot the director's name now -- >> don markham? >> no, he was the director of the model cities.
they could link up with the colleges out there, training with childcare. we had over 40 people through the childcare programme and each were able to buy homes, so if we want people to stay in our community, we need to train them in our community. we have college track. we have philip randolph and they train people for different
aspects of things but we were neeneed tomake sure they are pry managers. >> that's the last comment we'll be doing. >> make sure that happens withs lenar and college track and thank you very much. i talk fast and my mind is moving. i want to make things are happening in our community for the people in our community. >> appreciate all your work and being a watchdog, thank you. >> madam secretary, the next item. >> the next order is item 7, report of the chair. >> madam chair -- [ laughter ]
>> item 8, 8a, 2800as 2800 arels walking drive for a multiple family development including 19 public housing replacement units, affordable at 50% medium income and 11 housing units which are affordable at 60% media income at hunter's point shipyard and discussion. madam director. >> thank you, madam secretary, through the chair. there's a memo in your package. as you know, this project was phase 4 and completed the end of this year -- i'll bring up jeff to give highlights of this one. i think what was remarkable about this is that we had the
beholders apply which means all of the outreach has been working but not all. it's still good news. >> good afternoon. jeff wyatt, housing programme manager. the director said, the report is in your packet and phase 4, it has 31 units, 19 of the units were for public housing, relocateees from alice. with the marketing in this project, everybody has been moved over into a new unit from the old and that's quite a milestone. and then the other 11 units in the 31 were lottery units and those were one and two units. the larger units were right sized for the folks moving over
from alice. for the preferences, first were the folks that had moved away from alice, but didn't have -- he had previously moved away and so they had the opportunity to come back into a tax credit unit. so four households were occupied and then, the remaining was the next preference and there were seven households there and we have -- there's a lot of children that came over so it's an indication, a lot of families with kids, which is great news. and really kind of the highlights and i'm happy to have any more discussion or take question. oh, i will mention the 11 cot holders who applied, they fell
out for a variety of reasons, two ended up getting housed in an inclusionary unit and they found another option. there was one household. he wanted a three-bedroom and we didn't have any available at this phase and we had somebody who was overincome and then some, luke, three folks said that they were interested in just continuing to look at other opportunities. >> thank you. we have to do speaker cards first. >> no speaker cards and no one here to speak. closing public comment and we'll turn to my fellow commissioners. vice chair. >> thank you, chair. you think you answered one of my questions but i'll ask it again or mask it. so the displaced tenant
preference is third in line for preferences on this? >> that's correct. so that would explain why you could have out -- well, since the resident and worker reference, let's just call it the san francisco worker reference would result in someone from outside of san francisco getting a preference to come into this development. >> in that preference, that's correct. i will mention the rent burdened preference is not geographic so somebody could come in from outside of the city. >> is that usually the way it works, the rent burden is ahead of the displaced tenant? the displaced tenants are san francisco ans displaced by fire.
>> that was later after we established the preferences in the area and we added that on after the rent burden reference, the alice resident preference and other cop folks. >> so, then, that's great. now i understand it. and then the other thing to highlight, 2% of the applications, even though there were a lot of applications, but two came in paper. dahlia, we worked very hard, if you remember, push, push, push and folks are embracing dahlia is the way to go. >> there's a lot of assistance with people unti dahlia. >> i remember early on in the
commission, when the commission was established, i'm sure it was alice griffith but i may be wrong, but there was one of our projects or meetings, we had folks afraid of moving out of, basically, their housing, even though they had a right of return because they were worried they would not be able to return. to i wani want to say it's alicf filgriffith. i'm just trying to complete the story in my mind because the commission was worried that folks would not be able to return, because there was a fear expressed about their ability to return for a variety of reasons. so they were clinging on to their old decrapit housing because they didn't want it to come back to the neighborhood or
san francisco. my question is, did it return. >> there were a lot moving. in the end, a few folks were attached to their anatomie unitt took a lot if they had a lot stuff in their apartment. >> that's great news. that's a huge success. >> i have one more question and i know i'm brow beating the situation but this being such a success, just seeing that we still only got 11 applications
out of 4,000 being cop, are there any plans to cast the * ar net to the members who came back in our reports who hadn't been reached out to and to get them into the fold and into the same pipeline into getting on dahlia. is there a plan for doing that? >> we'rwe're continue doing eary outreach to be aware of early opportunity. they're now in the dhalia system so when it looks appealing to them, they are made aware of it multiple times andthy have the e opportunity to apply. so that's our net.
and that might not be satisfying. we're always open to more ideas because during the annual report presentation, if you look at the results over the last five areas, we've increased the cop applicants, so we feel like we're doing a lot. thithe displacement happened ma, many years ago and we are doing, we think, getting as many cop holders housed as possible and there is a finite members who are out there. so that's not to say we're making -- we're continuing to redouble our efforts for each project when cop holders come up. and whenever we have a developer selection process for a project, we have cop outreach and results
and performance top of mind. that's something we look at and score on. you guys are doing a lot of off mazinamazing one-on-one and i ws asking outside of that, cop not identified directly. >> as know, we had the 17-18 and we'll have 18-19 and i know you had gimp feedback o given feedbt additional outreach we had to do.
we'll come back to you. >> madam secretary, call the next item. >> commissioners' question and matters? >> any questions? >> no. >> the next item. >> the next order is item 10, closed second and the next order of business is adjournment. mr. chair. >> a motion to adjourn. >> i move that the meeting be adjourned. >> commissioner scott, anybody second? >> i second the motion. >> great, we have a first and second and thank you so much. the meeting is concluded at 2:18. thank you.
>> so good morning and welcome. i'm jack gardner and president of the john stewart company. on behalf of our related partners in california, san francisco housing corporation, and ridgepoint non-profit housing corporation, it's my great pleasure to welcome you to the grand re-opening of hunter's point west and westbrook. give it up. [ applause ]. >> hunters point east-west in
westbrook are two of the city's rental assistance demonstration projects. the overall program consisted of transferring 29 of the housing authority profits to local non-profit and private housing organizations for recapitalization, renovation, and private management. more detailed information is available if you're interested. this mammoth city-wide program which included almost 3500 units of affordable housing throughout san francisco required the collaboration of a host of public agencies, developers, consultants, contractors, funders, and, most importantly, the residents of hunters point east-west and westbrook themselves. the program demonstrates the city's commitment to leaving none of its residents behind and we are very proud to have been part of it. none of this would have been possible without the vision and
leadership of our local elected and appointed officials, many of whom are here today and we'll do some shout-outs a little bit later. thank you for celebrating with us. let's get started. it gives me special pleasure to introduce our first speaker. i'll tease you a little bit here, see if you can think about who that would be. she's a native san franciscan. a former redevelopment agency and fire department commissioner. former executive director of the african-american art and culture complex in the western addition. president of the board of supervisors. you might be getting it. presently our current and future mayor. so a steadfast champion of affordable housing, community empowerment, and the creation of a more just and equitable san francisco for all. great pleasure to bring to the stage our very own mayor london breed. mayor. [ cheering and applause ].
>> mayor breed: thank you. hello, everyone. i am really excited to be here today because this is a long time coming. when we first set out on a path to just reenvision public housing throughout san francisco, it wasn't easy. i remember when i first became a member of the board of supervisors and i went to our mayor ed lee and talked about our priorities, i made it clear that public housing was my number one priority. he supported those efforts. in fact, i grew up in plaza east in the western edition, where i lived in public housing for over 20 years of my life. those conditions were very challenging. it wasn't just sadly the poverty and the violence that existed in my neighborhood. it was also the actual physical conditions of where i lived. the mold, the bathroom that basically had a number of
challenges. we never even had a shower in the public housing unit that i lived in. the roaches, the lack of support that we got from our facilities crew to actually make the kinds of repairs where we could live in a place that was safe and live in a place that was the way that it should be for any resident of this amazing city. it was important to me that we made a change in san francisco because the same conditions that i lived in are, sadly, some of the same conditions that still exist in public housing today. so we set down this course to try and make changes. no, we didn't have the resources completely to basically start all over from scratch, but we did have an opportunity through the r.a.d. program, the rental
assistance demonstration program, to really make investments now so that we can change the conditions of where people live now. that was so important. there were people who were concerned, including the residents who were skeptical about whether or not what happened in the filmore would happen in the bayview hunters point community. i too was concerned about that. in fact, the public housing development i lived in had 300 units and after it was rebuilt through hope 6 which was a whole other program before hope s.f., there were only 200 units built. so clearly, everyone was not coming back. that's why when i first started as a commissioner on the san francisco redevelopment agency and we set out on our path to try and rebuild double rock and other places, it was important to me that we did it differently than we did in the past, so that
residents played a critical role in not only deciding what fixtures and windows and how they wanted their community to be, but they remained a part of their communities. so that's exactly what we did. it did require a lot of patience and moving around and a number of things. yes, again, i know that people were a little uncertain as to whether or not we would get this project done because promises have been made over the years and promises not kept. but today a promise is kept. 439 units of affordable housing for people, for families, for this amazing community. through the r.a.d. program, we have already been able to rehabilitate more than 3,000 public housing units in san francisco. no longer are we going to treat our residents, who happen to live in public housing, differently than we treat
everyone else. that's why this investment is so important. not only in rehabilitating something as simple as making sure that the windows can open, that the heater is working, that the showers are working, that there isn't opportunity for mold or other things to impact the living conditions, but free wifi. free wifi for all of the residents here so that folks have access to do job searches, housing searches, or anything else that anyone else could do in our great city. so i am really happy and excited to be here because this is a new day in san francisco. part of what my goal is to not only change the physical conditions of our community, but to make sure that we take care of these communities and we take care of each other. because we are one community,
we're one san francisco. sadly, we have lost so much over the years due to violence, due to hopelessness and frustration. part of my commitment to communities all over the san francisco that feel neglected, that feel like they're forgotten and not necessarily a part of san francisco is that i'm coming to your neighborhood. i'm coming to make sure that we make the right kinds of investments, that we provide job opportunities or opportunities for you to start your own businesses, that we make sure that we are taking care of kids in this community. in fact, our investments in our public school system has been one that's unprecedented. over $80 million of investments, including additional teachers' stipends so that we can focus on teacher retention in schools that serve this community.
making sure when our kids are dealing with trauma, that we have mental health experts in our public schools. my commitment is to make sure that there are wellness centers in every public school in san francisco. it starts with our kids. it starts with taking care of each other. it starts with developing a new generation of hope for san francisco. so this project is so much more than just rehabilitating units. it's really changing a community and making things better now and for the future. it starts with us and we're in this together. we're going to get there one step at a time. i want to thank the john stewart company, mayor's office of housing, bank of america, and who else was part of this project? related. thank you. it means a lot to have incredible partners. we don't do this work alone.
but most importantly, i want to thank the people who live here, who trusted us to make this happen, who work with us every step of the way. it means a lot to have the support and trust of a community in order to get things done. that's exactly what we were able to accomplish through this amazing project together. so congratulations. this is just the beginning of i know more that's get to come. thank you. [ applause ]. >> that's what i'm talking about. mayor, you're so good at that. you're just flying without notes. i'm hanging on to these things for dear life. we do the work, but that's the leadership that gets it done. thank you also for the $23 million in local financing and rent subsidies that made this effort possible. [ applause ]. >> and your unwavering support
for affordable housing and ending homeless in our city. >> [ indiscernible ] -- >> i'm about to do it. okay. that's what i was going to say. most recently the leadership, in the form of the proposed $600 million housing bond, which we are going to pass in november, okay. [ applause ]. >> thanks also and a shout out to our current supervisor for his ongoing leadership around the housing issues in district 10. thank you. supervisor walton. our next speaker is bill witty, chairman and c.e.o. of related california. one of california's largest developers of affordable and mixed-income housing. since founding this company 30 years ago, bill has overseen the development of 16,000 residences, including over 12,000 affordable housing units and he has more than 5,000 units in development. he is a busy guy.
earliest this year also completed the rehab of another r.a.d. cluster, 300 units. it's my pleasure to my friend and colleague bill witty up to say a few things. bill. >> thank you, jack. it's a pleasure to be involved with a company, john stewart company, who has not only been a stalwart provider of affordable housing for years, but close friends of mine. i'm particularly pleased that john stewart is here because i'm no longer the oldest person in the room. cheap shot. sorry. i have to tell you, i've been involved in affordable housing in the public and private sector for 40 years. i'm pretty familiar with what's going on around the country. there is no mayor in the united states who has spent more energy and effort to ensure that public housing is given new life
and upgraded and become part of the community than mayor breed. we should acknowledge that. it doesn't get the attention that it should. you heard why, but we don't read about that so much. it's really a story that needs to be told. i just want to say that this is great. i appreciate the residents' patience in letting this process unfold. but we expect to be judged not just by how it is today, but how with jack and david sobel, how we are as long-term partners and owners. so the story is, as the mayor said, just beginning. i can assure you that it will remain a good story. this housing, just so everybody is clear, is permanently affordable. it's not just affordable for 10
or 20 years. this will always be high-quality affordable. [ applause ]. >> i want to thank some people who were operating in the weeds to make this all happen, starting with under the mayor's guidance the mayor's office of housing, dan abrams and his staff who have been involved in all of these around the city. mayor's office of housing technically didn't used to be around public housing. they've taken over the task and done a remarkable job under the guidance of the mayor. the contractors who spent a lot of time and energy to make sure that we got the rehabilitation right. nibby brothers, cahil construction who worked on east-west deserve a lot of
credit. mimi sullivan who is the architect. while you couldn't change the buildings that much, a lot of time and effort was spent on designing the interior of these buildings so, as the mayor said, these would be market-rate quality units, not just for the short term but for the long term. then our own staff at related. our project manager andrew sccofar in the back and our northern california affordable group. as i said, this isn't the last you're going to see or hear from us. i expect to hear from you if you think that there's something that warrants attention. finally another prop a plug. don't just clap. you got to vote. show up and vote for prop a. thank you. [ applause ].
>> show up and vote, bill, because i think your call to me involved a very large check as well. donate as well. he left that part out, but feel free. bill, i hate to break it to you. when john arrived, you were not only the oldest guy, but not quite the funniest guy either. john, we're going to give credit where it's due. bill, thank you, very well said. next up is another of our co-developers and the lead provider of supportive services for our residents here at hunters point east-west in westbrook. david sobel is the c.e.o. of the housing development corporation. a 31-year-old community-based non-profit located here in bay view, hunters point. over the last six years david has assembled support and staff. under his leadership, the organization has grown from four people to a staff of 30, which
provides housing development, preservation, financial empowerment, counselling, supportive services, economic development opportunities to over 5,000 low and moderate income residents every year. also well-known, at least to me as an accomplished jazz, blues, and rock keyboardist, but you'll have to go to their annual gala to hear that, please help me welcome david sobel. [ applause ]. >> by the way, the board of directors did my performance review last night. it would have been great if you were there. good morning, everyone. we are indeed proud to have partnered with such an auspicious team that others are mentioning in name and i will save time and not repeat everything. it has been extremely gratifying to take part in and witness a transformation of extremely dilapidated housing, turning it into safe, comfortable homes for
families that remain affordable in perpetuity. but it is also about more than just the housing here. the city has the great foresight to ensure that there was workforce development and onsite service connection to make sure residents have at their doorstep access to other resources. we are proud to have partnered with hunters point family. dev mission on the stem program that we have initiated across the sites here, all of whom are doing fantastic work and enhancing what resources are available to residents every day. i want to call out our services team, an amazing group of people, some of whom are here today. even if they're not, they deserve some recognition. [ applause ]. >> this team is fantastic.
you show up every day doing challenging work and being a big support to residents. we cannot talk about services without acknowledging hodc who every day, week, and month are pushing, supporting, and guiding our programs, as they should. thank you for that. finally, these past five years are not about all of us speaking today. it's about the residents who endured decades of deplorable conditions. five years of hard work is great. but the people who live here suffered through much longer hardships. that's what this project is really about. developing community, bringing onsite services, engaging with residents, having a long-term vision with our city partners
and everybody up here and all the residents, that has been the most rewarding part. we have really appreciated the positive impact of walking hand in hand with residents every day. learning from them. they hold us accountable, and we've appreciated that as well. at the very beginning of this project, five years ago or so, when we went to our initial meetings, the residents said this is a ploy to kick us out. they said, you're going to raise our rents. we didn't. they said, you're not really going to renovate these buildings. we did. you're not really going to have services onsite. we did. this was founded to help people stay in san francisco, remain in their homes, communities, schools, businesses, congregations, and that's what this project is about as well. thank you for all of your support all around. the resident leadership especially, we've enjoyed
working with you. i know we're going to hear from one of the resident leaders. thank you all. it is our pleasure to be with you here today. [ applause ]. >> well said. it really does make one think that how -- while certain leaders in washington seem to be doing their best to pull our country apart, here in san francisco we are doing our best to reknit these properties into the fabric of our communities and neighborhoods. we are doing our best to now bring the san francisco housing authority itself more directly into the family of city agencies that work closely with mohcd and the other agencies at the city to provide affordable housing. and the kind of work we do here as david so eloquently articulated, to just bring people together, reintegrate things, and really fight back against the forces that are
trying to pull us all apart. thank you, david. well said. while it probably goes without saying, that's when i say it anyway. none of this can happen without money, lots of it. for that, we in the city turn to bank of america, merril lynch. they have been key to our success. we're talking about over three-quarters of a billion dollars in debt and equity for the program. here at hunters point, they provided over $150 million in construction financing and over $120 million tax credit equity as well as funding for residents during construction. we went to bank of america for funding because that's where the money was. they were ready to put it to
good use. to paraphrase elanie, where is the money at, that's where i'm going. okay. i didn't get it quite right. you can school me later. don't beat box it? okay. i get a little carried away sometimes. anyway, back to the script. it gives me great pride to introduce a proud resident of san francisco herself, liz minik. >> these are always hard acts to follow. thank you so much for having us today. bank of america was founded in this amazing city in 1904. two years after, we had one of our largest earthquakes. at the time bank of italy at the time spent most of their resources getting people back in their homes. housing has always been integral to what we do.
that's when the call to action and rehabilitating the 3500 units around our city came, we were so delighted and honoured to provide $2.2 billion. so $2.2 billion in financing for the san francisco r.a.d. program. as has been said, this is all about the residences. this is ensuring that people can be in the homes that everyone deserves. again, thank you so much for having us today. i will continue with a thanks for our great partners related, john stewart, and san francisco housing development. our wonderful team who has worked tireless over the last six and seven years to get this done. mayor breed, we couldn't have done this without our leadership. thank you. [ applause ]. >> $2 billion doesn't go as far as it used to, but it adds pick
up. the engagement and support of our residents was absolutely crucial to our success. i'd therefore like to acknowledge quickly and thank all the officers for our three tenant associations at the three different sites, many of whom are with us today. susan mcallister, renitia raina, elise minor, ivan sepulona. those are all from the east association. from the west we have joe nyamalaga, ronald anderson. and from the other associations we have many people as well.
thank you all. it takes a lot of work. you're volunteers. you're out there helping the residents organize and bring issues to us. you're keeping us honest, committed, and engaged. we appreciate the partnership that that represents. speaking on behalf of the residents today is renée, as i mentioned earlier, president of the westbrook tenant association. she's a passionate community leader who encourages and assists residents in advocating for their own best interests. born in the bay area, she takes great pride in engaging and helping her community, understands the challenges of the residents, has a strong commitment to educational values, and her skill and compassion make her both a voice and a beacon of hope for the
residents. it is my pleasure to have renée mangdangle to the stage. >> hi, everybody. thank you, mayor breed. i would like to thank related, john stewart company, of course my tenant association. yesterday was my birthday, 9/11. anyways, i'm kind of nervous. i'm not much of a speaker. anyway. this building came a long way. i come from the peninsula, and when i came in here it was like pulling teeth. i did not want to move here, but i did. made the best out of it. i became a community leader. and hunters point west with marlene harris, she hired me to be event planner and personal chef for all three sites.
then i met hunters point east and of course westbrook residents at that time. i just want to thank everybody. thank you. [ applause ]. >> you're following the sage advice of roosevelt, be sincere, brief, and be seated. you're going to go far in politics. anyway, this is short and sweet. we want to spend time listening to some more music, touring apartments, having some food, breaking bread together. i want to thank again all the distinguished speakers. i want to do a special shout-out to our technology program partners for the wifi, the training, et cetera, here at this site. it includes the city's department of technology, monkey brains, dev mission who's been
mentioned, the community tech network, microsoft, you've heard of them, adobe. they all pitched in on the technology side. we appreciate it. there are so many companies and public agencies that have contributed their time, energy, and hard work to making these properties a success. i wish i had time to recognize them all. i can't. time is short. i'm going to name a few, sort of speed recognition. our architects, our general contractors did an amazing job renovating and breathing new life into these communities. thank you. i'm going to repeat a few thanks that came up earlier. from the city and county of san francisco thanks -- [ indiscernible ]. from the john stewart company itself, i want to shout out to
our founder and chairman john stewart himself, margaret miller, dan lavine, jenny collins. and our former project manager adam levine who came from east bay to see the fruits of his labors. i want to say hi to many of those who couldn't be here [ indiscernible ] -- thanks to michael mincus and thanks to all the other people who contributed their time and energy to this impressive effort. so that's it. thanks for coming. please stay for food in the community room, tours of apartments, more music. so if i could just get the speakers all to follow. [♪]
>> i moved into my wonderful, beautiful, affordable housing march 7th. i have lived in san francisco since i was two-years-old. i've lived in hunters view for 23 to 24 years now. my name is vlady. i use titus and i am the resident commissioner for the san francisco housing facility. from the very beginning, this whole transition of public
housing and affordable housing was a good idea. but many, many residents didn't think it would ever actually happen. it's been a life changing experience. and i'm truly grateful for the whole initiative and all those that work on the whole sf initiative. they've done a wonderful job accommodating the residents, who for many years have lived in delap tated housing. now they have quality housing. i was on a street where the living room and the kitchen and stairs. it wasn't large enough to accommodate. the children are grown. i had the accomplish of having a dishwasher in my home. i really like that. [laughter] i really like not having to wash dishes by hand. we still do it from time to
time. the mayor's office has been a real friend to us, a partner. we know that our city supports us. i love san francisco. just to be able to stay in my community and continue to help the residents who live here and continue to see my neighborhoods move into new housing, it's been a real joy. it's been a real joy. >> right before the game starts, if i'm still on the field, i look around, and i just take a deep breath because it is so exciting and magical, not knowing what the season holds holds is very, very exciting.
it was fast-paced, stressful, but the good kind of stressful, high energy. there was a crowd to entertain, it was overwhelming in a good way, and i really, really enjoyed it. i continued working for the grizzlies for the 2012-2013 season, and out of happenstance, the same job opened up for the san francisco giants. i applied, not knowing if i would get it, but i would kick myself if i didn't apply. i was so nervous, i never lived anywhere outside of fridays know, andfridays -- fresno, and i got an interview. and then, i got a second interview, and i got more nervous because know the thought of leaving fresno and
my family and friends was scary, but this opportunity was on the other side. but i had to try, and lo and behold, i got the job, and my first day was january 14, 2014. every game day was a puzzle, and i have to figure out how to put the pieces together. i have two features that are 30 seconds long or a minute and a 30 feature. it's fun to put that altogetl r together and then lay that out in a way that is entertaining for the fans. a lucky seat there and there, and then, some lucky games that include players. and then i'll talk to lucille, can you take the shirt gun to the bleachers. i just organize it from top to bottom, and it's just fun for me. something, we don't know how it's going to go, and it can be
a huge hit, but you've got to try it. or if it fails, you just won't do it again. or you tweak it. when that all pans out, you go oh, we did that. we did that as a team. i have a great team. we all gel well together. it keeps the show going. the fans are here to see the teams, but also to be entertained, and that's our job. i have wonderful female role models that i look up to here at the giants, and they've been great mentors for me, so i aspire to be like them one day. renelle is the best. she's all about women in the workforce, she's always in our corner. [applause] >> i enjoy how progressive the giants are. we have had the longer running
until they secure day. we've been doing lgbt night longer than most teams. i enjoy that i work for an organization who supports that and is all inclusive. that means a lot to me, and i wouldn't have it any other way. i wasn't sure i was going to get this job, but i went for it, and i got it, and my first season, we won a world series even if we hadn't have won or gone all the way, i still would have learned. i've grown more in the past four years professionally than i think i've grown in my entire adult life, so it's been eye opening and a wonderful learning women's network for a
sustainable future . >> san francisco streets and puffs make up 25 percent of cities e city's land area more than all the parks combined they're far two wide and have large flight area the pavement to parks is to test the variants by ininexpensive changing did new open spaces the city made up of streets in you think about the potential of having this space for a purpose it is demands for the best for bikes and families to gather. >> through a collaborative effort with the department we the public works and the municipal transportation agency pavement to parks is bringing initiative ideas to our streets.
>> so the face of the street is the core of our program we have in the public right-of-way meaning streets that can have areas perpetrated for something else. >> i'm here with john francis pavement to parks manager and this parklet on van ness street first of all, what is a parklet and part of pavement to parks program basically an expense of the walk in a public realm for people to hang anti nor a urban acceptable space for people to use. >> parklets sponsors have to apply to be considered for the program but they come to us you know saying we want to do this and create a new space on our street it is a community driven program. >> the program goes beyond just
parklets vacant lots and other spaces are converted we're here at playland on 43 this is place is cool with loots things to do and plenty of space to play so we came up with that idea to revitalizations this underutilized yard by going to the community and what they said want to see here we saw that everybody wants to see everything to we want this to be a space for everyone. >> yeah. >> we partnered with the pavement to parks program and so we had the contract for building 236 blot community garden it start with a lot of jacuzzi hammers and bulldozer and now the point we're planting trees
and flowers we have basketball courts there is so much to do here. >> there's a very full program that they simply joy that and meet the community and friends and about be about the lighter side of city people are more engaged not just the customers. >> with the help of community pavement to parks is reimagining the potential of our student streets if you want more information visit them as the pavement to parks or contact pavement to parks at sfgovtv.org
good morning, everyone. the meeting will come to order. welcome to the september 30th, 2019, meeting of the rules committee. i'm supervisor hillary ronen, chair of the committee. seated to my right is rules committee vice chair shamann walton and seated to my left is rules committee member supervisor gordon mar. we are joined by supervisor aaron peskin. our clerk is linda wong, filling in for victor young. and i'd also like to thank jesse larson and kalina mendoza at sfgov for staffing this meeting. ms. clerk, do you have announcements? >> clerk: please make sure to silence cell phones. complete the speaker cards and documents are included should be submitted to the clerk. acts acted on today, will be appear on the board of