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$10,564,736. welcome, fannie. >> good morning, commissioners. program analyst for the office of community partnership. i am here to request modification to our existing contract with the institute on aging for the provision of the community living fund program to include a pilot for the administration of the public guardian housing fund. currently, we provide the services using a two-prong approach of coordinated case management and purchases of goods and services. it serves san francisco residents 18 and older with incomes of 300% of the federal poverty level. they must be able to live in the community with appropriate support and have demonstrated need with service or resource to
prevent institutionalization. the modification we are requesting today for the provision of the monthly subsidies and move-related costs for public guardian and conservators. under the department of aging and adult services the office serves at the court-appointed conservator of vulnerable individuals and estates. due to declining health, some of these individuals are marginally housed for prolonged periods of time while waiting for appropriate housing option. this funding will be used to help them attain or be placed in a safe and stable home such as assisted living, supported housing or similar housing. those served must meet the c.l.f.and pg criteria. we will provide administration
while the p.g.office is program support including case management, in person visits, monthly approval of the housing subsidies and other activities to ensure the equitable access and appropriate use of the funds. the p.g.office will prioritize access based on the conserveties need and the amount will be set okays by case base -- on the case-by-case basis. the subsidy will range depending on the client's need, functional and financial. 30 to 50% of their income while others may be subsidized up to 100% due to lack of income or resources available. based on the current need the p.g.has identified for this funding, the fund can cover up
to 10 conserveties annually. it will include monthly subsidies and move-related cost and security deposits, moving boxes, packing and transportation for the move and furniture and other similar items. at this time i would be happy to answer questions from commissioners. >> i have one question. from the time the process begins for the individual until it is approved and the individual begins to get services, how much time does that normally take? >> depending on where they are, we have entered into agreements with the facilities or supportive housing. if that is in place it could be very quick, within, i would say, less than a month. i would say two to four weeks.
then additional time may be required if vendor agreements haven't been set yet. >> thank you. any other comments? >> a question on the operating expense details. the consultants, line 21. appendix page b-1, page 3, line 21. the contractor. >> yes, at this time because this is a pilot program, c.l.f.may need to pull in a temporary staff to get this up and running. there is some funding allocated to allow that. then as you can see on the next year, it is blank because by
then we participate there will be an actual staff. >> over the page, the purchase of service detail. $304,348 each year. what are they? >> that is the actual subsidy, the funding for the subsidies and the move-related costs. >> thank you. >> i have two questions. >> first should i consider the c.l.f. similar to purchases services and case management. are those similar in nature like a pace program. should i think of c.l.f.like a pace program? >> i think it would be similar. of course, pace has something
other. >> i think there are elements, the purchase of service dollars. other than that, no, this is intensive case management to help people who are at risk of institutionalization to come out and live in the community, the community can mean in this case assisted living, but generally living in the community in san francisco. we have found that the intensive case management is often what people need to stay at home safely. >> i want to add i it is the pay or of last resort. >> any other comments or questions from the commission? any comments or questions from the public. hearing none, may i have a motion to approve. >> so moved. >> second. >> further comment? all in favor? any opposed.
thank you the motion carries. >> item j2019 through june 30, 2021 an additional amount of $200,000 plus 10% continuing been see for a total amount not to exceed $1 million. >> this item before you was an ad back. it is $100,000 per year ongoing with the idea of supporting cantonese language capacity in advocacy services around the skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities. we are going to do that in cooperation with the ombudsman who are going to use this
funding to hire a contonies speaking staff person to focus on that. ombudsmen provide services. they are known for responding to complaints by residents. they do a number of other things, providing consultations to facilities, families, residents, letting them know about their rights and things like that. wit to any advance healthcare directives completed in a sniff. that is a legal requirements. also including legislative hearings and changes in regulations and practices in this area. this is going to focus on skilled nurses facilities.
much of the work is with clients. they will also focus time on outreach and educational presentations within the facilities and within the target population to try to increase awareness and accessing of ombudsman services. beyond the cantonese capacity that will be increased here, the program itself has a pretty good language capacity including mandarin, spanish and french and japanese. >> thank you very much. any questions or comments? >> a quick one. within all of this on page 7 of 8. there is the designated community focal point. is that where it is advertised. if you go there, people would hear about it and be able to know?
>> the focal points are age and disability resource centers. california department of aging wants to make sure that when we do our big area plan we designate community focal points. these are places where hubs where information can be given out about the variety of services available. the california department of aging wants us to make sure we identify those focal points in our contract documents with every contract that involves cda funding. the idea is here and it will be clear that the ombudsman program will say these people are out there. yes, first the ombudsman can reach out to be sure they are aware of the services. we are also making sure the agencies are aware of the ombudsman service should someone come into that site needing
assistance related to the facility. the idea is that the sites would know about that. >> they are informed and could helped. >> thank you. yes on the subcontractors 9 and 10. chinese mandarin specialists. the other one is another dialect. why is there a difference of $28,000 versus $16,000? is that because of the number of hours or what? >> yes, the number of hours. what this represents back here is that the ombudsman program is doing whatever they can to get language capacity and get qualified people working for them. sometimes there are people excellent ombudsman staff who have other things going on not looking for a full-time job.
benson has done well to work with those folks to keep them in his stable of staff out there in the community so that is the difference there. >> thank you. >> any other comments or questions? any comments or questions from the public? hearing none may i have a motion to approve. >> so moved. >> second. >> any further comments or questions? hearing none, call the question. all in favor. a. thank you the motion carrieds. next is to >> all right. item 8. a motion regarding whether to disclose the discussions during closed session pursuant to san francisco administrative code section 67.12a. do i have a motion for discussion purposes to disclose?
>> so moved. >> second. >> the motion is whether we should or should not disclose. if you are in favor of disclosure please indicate. those opposed to disclosure. all in favor of not disclosing. a. >> any opposed thank you. the motion is not to disclose the items that were discussed in the closed session. any public comment on that particular motion? thank you. any general public comment? >> good morning, commissioners and executive director. i am the director of the richmond senior center. i am not sure if this is the time to come in or if i should have come in at the beginning of
the meeting. we look to invite you to an event we are hosting on october 19th. the richmond senior center in partnership with the round table, a coalition of senior agencies are going to be hosting one hard thing. that is an event we started with our village to recruit neighborhood volunteers to send them in pairs of two or three to the homes of seniors who have requested help with one hard thing. we did it twice a year at the start and the end of daylight savings time. it started with setting back clocks. then additionally doing something like flipping a mattress or cleaning out behind the fridge or changing the smoke detector battery, those things that help people remain in their homes. it is so popular we do it
quarterly. we wanted to host an event this october that encouraged leadership of agencies that serve seniors so they could see some of the great work other agencies are doing and meet the senior in the community. i did send an insight and you should get an e-mail. we would love you to join us to see the good work that is happening out there. >> thank you very much. any other announcements? may i have a motion to adjourn. >> motion. >> second. >> we are adjourned. thank you all.
>> 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 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 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. 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, sfassessor.org, . >> my name is dave, and i play defense. >> my name is mustafa, and i am a midfielder, but right now, i am trying to play as a goalkeeper, because they need a
goalkeeper. >> soccer u.s.a. is a nonprofessional organization. we use sports, soccer in particular to engage communities that can benefit from quality programs in order to lift people up, helping to regain a sense of control in one's life. >> the san francisco recreation and park department and street soccer u.s.a. have been partners now for nearly a decade. street soccer shares our mission in using sport as a vehicle for youth development and for reaching people of all ages. rec and park has a team. >> i'm been playing soccer all my life. soccer is my life. >> i played in the streets when i was a kid. and i loved soccer back home. i joined street soccer here. it was the best club to join. it helps me out.
>> the tenderloin soccer club started in the summer of 2016. we put one of our mini soccer pitches in one of our facilities there. the kids who kpriez the club team came out to utilize that space, and it was beautiful because they used it as an opportunity to express themselves in a place where they were free to do so, and it was a safe space, in a neighborhood that really isn't the most hospitalable to youth -- hospitable to youth playing in the streets. >> one day, i saw the coach and my friends because they went there to join the team before me. so i went up to the coach and asked, and they said oh, i've got a soccer team, and i joined, and they said yeah, it was he for everybody, and i
joined, and it was the best experience ever. >> a lot of our programs, the kids are in the process of achieving citizenship. it's a pretty lengthy process. >> here, i am the only one with my dad. we were in the housing program, and we are trying to find housing. my sister, she's in my country, so i realize that i have a lot of opportunities here for getting good education to help her, you know? yeah. that's the -- one of the most important things that challenge me. >> my dad was over here, making some money because there was not a lot of jobs back home. i came here, finish elementary in san francisco. after that, i used to go back to my country, go to yemen, my country, and then back here.
last time i went back was a couple years ago. >> i came here six months, i know nobody. now i have the team has a family, the coaches. amazing. >> i'm hoping for lifelong friendships, and i'm super inspired by what they've been able to achieve and want to continue to grow alongside them. >> i love my family, i love my team. they're just like a family. it's really nice. >> street soccer just received a five year grant from the department of children, youth and family, and this is an important inreflection point for street soccer u.s.a. because their work in our most important communities is now known beyond just san francisco recreation and park department, and together, we're going to continue to work with our city's most vulnerable kids and teach them to love the beautiful game. >> i want to tell everybody
in enterprise software training for 10 years that expired film and art and voice-over week work and all kinds of work. >> i'm jane a program director for the state of california i have the privilege of working on special technology projects for the depth of the technology a passion for helping people and a passion for doing work that makes a difference and makes me feel good at night and i think about what i did today and helping every single person in the city as. >> a technology professional a need for more women and more women in leadership roles the diversity and the leadership pipeline is an area that needs a little bit of love. >> a lot of love.
>> a whole lost love. >> i'll contribute for the change for women's equality by showing up and demonstrating that the face of success schizophrenia came come in a variety of corresponds. >> they're a lot of roadblocks for san francisco when it comes to our proposition and finding a play for information that has how to start and grow management so we started to build the san francisco business portal not just consults or the taxpayers and voters they're actually customers we are the government serving the consumers in our neighborhood i point to at least one best that i personally touched with one way or another and makes me feel good about the projects like the business
portal and in embarking on this new exciting journey of finding better and efficient ways to deliver services to san franciscans i sit through a lot of senior management meetings i'm the only woman in the room i know that our c i o is tried to recruit for women and a male dominated environment. >> i've felt unbounded and inspired to pursue a lot of things over time i recognize to be cricked in ways i didn't anticipate you know i've followed the calling but now put me in a position to spend most of my time doing things i love this is the whole point; right? you
ought to feel inspired in our work and found opportunities to have you're work put you in service for others and happy doing what you're spending so much time. >> my father was a journalist lift and my mom a teacher when we finally decided to give up their lives because of me and now i actually get to serve the city and county of san francisco it makes me feel really, really good not this didn't happen overnight i've worked my entire life to get to this point and much more to learn and i have a lot of changes ahead. >> really think about what moves you what you're pat's about and trust that you are sufficient and enough where you
are to begin and then is her that you are being tenacious about getting to the next place in the evolution but by all means start with you are and know that's enough >> welcome to pricidia middle school. i am emma dunbar and i had the enormous privilege to be the principal in this community. thank you all for joining us. [ cheering and applause ]. >> i want to give a very warm welcome to my students, to our staff, to elected officials, board members, mayor appliappli
and our trusted partners at sales force. i couldn't be happier to host you all on this yard just opened for our new school year after four years in the making. it is a prime example of what investment in our public schools can look like. four years ago, mark benniof, along with the mayors and superintendents from oakland and san francisco, stood on this very same yard to celebrate the third year of the sales force grant. at that time, there was success to celebrate. wifi in every middle school, computers and ipads available to every school, the established of the principal's innovation fund. we may not have appreciated how much more celebrating there was to come. to date, we've now seen over $40 million invested in the students of san francisco unified school
districts. [ cheering and applause ]. >> and $20 million invested in the students at oakland unified. [ cheering and applause ]. >> this has had incredible results in math, computer science, and college readiness throughout both of these great cities. what i want to share with you today is what this means for presidio and what i observed seeing these transformations. not just to our physical environments but to our students' lives. here is an example of what our community has seen since 2013. increased student access to and interest in coding and robotics. teachers and students collaborating in online environments in every classroom in our school.
in addition to our beautiful new space, our community enjoys partnering directly with sales force volunteers who have supported our teachers throughout the school in creating welcoming environments for learning. we know that our students thrive when we can surround them with the support of everyone in the community, from teachers to volunteers to corporate partners to parents. i'd now like to personally thank and introduce mark benniof co-c.e.o. and chairman of sales force who has championed this great, incredible, amazing work for our students. [ cheering and applause ] . >> thank you so much for coming today. it's a gorgeous day and always the hottest day when we do these
announcements. i just want to say you have an amazing team up hear that i want to call out. we have principal dunbar. thank you for everything you're doing. [ cheering and applause ]. >> and we have two of our fabulous mayors here in san francisco and oakland, mayor breed and mayor shaw. thank you. [ cheering and applause ]. >> and we have our amazing team here of our superintendents kyle and vincent, thank you for everything that you're doing. [ applause ]. >> we have anthony from the sales force foundation too. thank you, ebony. [ cheering and applause ]. >> doing work like this really does take a team. one member of our team is not up here and we're thinking a lot about him. that is ed lee. it was really mayor lee that had the vision that we felt so
strongly about to work on the 12 middle schools. that was seven years ago and now we can see today here is this incredible manifestation of our middle schools getting rebooted and it's in his memory that we're doing this work. let's remember him and let's say thank you as well to all of you for being here. thank you for your support of our kids. thank you to the kids also. so thank you guys for coming here. [ cheering and applause ]. >> one thing about doing this is the kids are always like, this is boring, when is it over? it's going to get worse before it gets better. [ laughter ]. >> i apologize. no, it's okay? you're interested in this? all right. all right. then let's do it. thank you, principal dunbar for
welcoming us to this beautiful presidio middle school and to you and all the staff at presidio that make a difference for our kids. thanks to our great partners and all of our leaders and great principals here. if you're a principal in san francisco or oakland, would you just stand up and be recognized. [ cheering and applause ]. >> you know, these principals who are on the frontlines every single day in these schools and with these kids doing this leadership work. they have our best hopes with them. as part of our program, as our principal innovation program, gets $100,000 a year over the
last seven years to do what they think they need to do for their schools. i admire their creativity and desire to improve the education of each school, but i just want to thank them for their hard work and dedication to the schools. it's so powerful. and i also want to thank the kids. thank you for all of your hard work too and everything you're doing to have a great education. because i'll tell you, the best ideas for our schools come from our kids. as we've been working with the schools, of course we have ideas and our visions and we remember when we were in school or when we were in middle school, but what it means to be in middle school today is different than what i was when i was in middle school. thank you to you guys for keeping us in touch with what's important and using your voices and also speaking your truth and saying what you really want for your school. it's the kids actually before you who have graduated and over
there at george washington high school who said that they wanted a new playground, that that was very important to them. you can thank them because they used their voices and said that's what they wanted. that's why we're here very much today. keep in mind as you go forward that we want to hear from you, what you're doing. we're all here because of you. we're all here because we believe in each and every one of you. we believe in your future and we believe that you are going to create an amazing future. we've had our chance. our chance is over. [ laughter ]. >> now it's your chance. so we're looking for you to be the leaders and to take us forward and hope fulfully. i'm here as your neighbor, not just a c.e.o. when it comes to our public schools, a lot of people say they want to help but they don't know how to. well, a few years ago ago, some of you heard this story before,
i came over here, walked through the door, and i said to the principal, how can i help? what can i do? that's a message for each and every one of us. the principal is the local c.o. of that school. all we have to do is knock on that door and say, how can we help you? every c.o. can adopt a public school. every company can adopt a district. every one of us can do something. i think that that is what is so powerful. ultimately, it's the connection with the principal that's so important the more work that we've done in the public schools, we just get reminded of that over and over again. in my mind, i always say how do i make presidio the best school on the planet? each of us wants the best for our kids and make these the best schools that we can. so often it's the principal that knows how to make that happen.
thank you to our principals. thank you for what you're doing. this has been an amazing process for me. as i've been working on presidio middle school, i've had a lot of friends who have gone through this school and i didn't know that when i started the process. i'll tell them this story. i've adopted this school and this is what we're doing and so forth. different friends of mine have said, i have went there, did you know i went there, one of our board members went there. the amazing thing happened is my mom came to me and said she was here for one year. [ laughter ]. >> isn't that amazing? so my mom was here for one year. i don't know how she did that. i don't even know how that happened, but luckily i got some kudos from my mom when i said we're working on presidio middle school. so we so stronger believe at sales force that we're here for all of our stakeholders, not just the shareholders.
we're here to serve communities, public schools, everyone who is part of san francisco, oakland, or anywhere we're doing business. we're thinking about the bigger picture. that is how we guide our company's management and our leadership. this is part of our mission. that's who we are at sales force. that's very much why for the last seven years sales force has forged really an unprecedented collaboration with the school districts of san francisco and oakland. we are happy to be their largest b benefactors to support them. our journey has only started. we are at the beginning of what we can do with the schools. we are committed to the long term for our schools. we are there for our districts and for all of you. it's why we adopt public schools at sales force, 34 of them in the bay area.
100 around the world that have the same spotlight on them that presidio does. here we have a commitment that every one of our senior vice presidents at sales force has a adopt a public school. it's part of their responsibility. this school is my school, so they lucked out. [ laughter ]. >> but a lot of the schools have the same level of attention and support. our colleagues who i want to thank and who are here have given 4 million hours in volunteerism since we started the company. if you're a sales force employee, raise your hand so i can thank you. [ applause ]. >> i'll tell you, these results, it's really working. we monitor if we're doing the right things. we see these incredible results
for san francisco and oakland. for full-time teachers for math and technology. a surge of kids who are enrolled in stem and computer science. more young women and more students of color. higher attendance rates. higher math scores. higher grades. you guys all have to get higher grades now, isn't that good news? that's what we're expecting you to be in school more and have higher grades because of this. this year we're going to give another $17.2 million to san francisco and oakland public schools. incredible. [ applause ]. >> i'm excited that we've given more than $67 million to these local schools. congratulations to you. we are well on our way to giving $100 million to local san francisco and oakland public schools. i hope that is just the beginning.
[ applause ]. >> you know, i mentioned mayor lee and mayor lee is no longer with us, but our work together today is an homage to his life and legacy. we see the results of the partnership right here at presidio. when i adopted this school, i asked the students, what do you want? and they said, we want more fun. i said, well, what does more fun mean? well, we want more fun at school. what does that mean? we want more computers, better networking, faster networks, better, faster wifi. and we want to have a better playground too. is this a better playground? >> yes. >> did you like the prison yard that we had for you here before? no. we thought it was designed by one of the best prison yard
design groups. you voted to change it, so we did. where is ron who designed the playground? right over here, ron. [ cheering and applause ] thank you, ron. because when the kids said we wanted a new playground, we hired ron. he is one of the top playground designers in the world. he's done a lot of amazing things. he came over here and he said, my vision of a school playground is just a big pile of dirt that kids can play in and create whatever they want, that i admire the creativity of kids. and i thought maybe that wasn't going to go over very well. but ron is still after that idea. then we came up with a huge vision for what the playground could be. then the kids who were here before you said we don't like that. that's not a very good idea. we said, fine, why don't we work
together. so we created a class where those kids could work with us and ron. for a year they designed the playground you now have. so this playground is designed by the students of the middle school. that is pretty cool. if you're liking it and feeling like they made the right decisions, you should really congratulate them. if you don't like the decisions they made, they're right over there at george washington, and you can go talk to them about it. with a help of a grant at sales force, we teamed up with the school's security guard to start a new book club. some of the students in the club were able to attend a book event with the author angie thomas. [ applause ]. >> i'm trying to give you inspiration that everyone here can adopt a public school.
to walk down a few blocks from your house just like i did. to knock on the door of the principal just like i did and let that journey unfold for you. it's very exciting. the most important thing is to listen to the kids because they have the answers. they represent the future of our world. that's why we do this work, so that they have the education they need to be successful in the future and to take care of us because we're getting old. we're going to need you to take care of us. thank you very much, all of you. thanks to all of you for being here. we're so grateful to everyone. thank you. [ applause ]. >> mayor breed: i'm next. thanks to sales force and mark beniof and all the work that you have done to change lives in san francisco. what's so amazing about sales force and their incredible
leader, mark, is that public service is embedded in what this company stands for. it's not providing software only, which is a great resource to have, but it's making sure that we are all doing our part to give back and support our surrounding community. i'm so proud you're a native san franciscan. we appreciate all you have done and will continue to do to improve the lives of all san franciscans. thank you so much, mark. [ applause ]]. >> mayor breed: i've got to say mayor shaf thinks it is san francisco and is surprised that the rich man is shining bright with the sun. every now and then the sun
shines on the west side of san francisco. i can't help but go back to my time i spent in san francisco. i wasn't probably as well behaved as some of the kids are here today. in middle school, i was a handful. in fact, i'd always have to go to our girls' counselor's office and say it wasn't me this time. the thing about the teachers and principal, they never gave up on me. they supported, encouraged, listened to me. school was my sanctuary. coming from a community -- i lived in public housing. there was a lot of challenges in my community. i was so blessed to have incredible teachers, counselors and principals. i played french horn at franklin
ben and i wasn't that bad at it. the opportunity to be a part of an incredible community was what inspired me to want to also give back. because i wanted to make sure that every young person in this city had an opportunity to succeed and to do whatever they want to do in life. there are people who invested in me at a time when i didn't understand what it meant to support the efforts and the work that i was doing in school. now i get it. they were preparing me for a better future. that is our responsibility. it is a responsibility that i don't take lightly. sales force has been at the forefront of really investing, but also holding others accountable to do more to invest in our young people. we have the resources right here in san francisco. there was a real disconnect between my community and what was happening downtown in the financial district.
a real disconnect between all the possibilities that existed in this city. it's why i started opportunities for all, to make sure that every high school student has access to a paid internship. i know sales force provides incredible internship opportunities so these young people can learn firsthand what happens in the world of finance, technology, or any industry they choose to be a part of. whether they want to take over when mark retires in a couple of years. [ laughter ]. >> mayor breed: he says you have to take care of him on top of taking his job. whether -- i mean, i'm term limit out eventually. we're going to need new mayors, councilors, principals. we're going to need the next generation to not only take over the world in all these amazing positions, but we're also going to need you to save our planet. there is a lot of work to be done and it starts right here, making sure that no child is
left behind, no matter their financial circumstances, no matter if they were raised like i was by my grandmother in public housing, no matter where they come from in the four corners of this city, we want to make sure that we invest in our young people and that they have successful. that's what today is about. yes, it is a significant contribution, larger than any we've received in the city, but it's a personal commitment from mark beniof and sales force, many of our officials and others, to do better, to make sure we are taking care of our young people every single day. it matters. it's the difference between what happened in my family. i became mayor and, sadly, my brother is still incarcerated. i lost a sister to a drug overdose. this is the same family, the same community. what a difference it makes when you make the right investment.
so let's make sure that we listen to what mark is talking about. all of the companies out there in san francisco, we're coming for you so that you can take care of our kids and our future. [ cheering and applause ]. >> mayor breed: we all have to start taking responsibility for everybody else's kids too. that's what today is about. i want to make sure that ten years from now that these young people are prepared for the future, they're prepared to take over our jobs. i can tell by the look in their eyes that they're going to do just that. so today is a celebration. thank you all so much for joining us here today. at this time, i want to introduce my sister from across the bay. she's making it happen in oakland and she's doing great things every single day on housing, on education. i'm just so grateful to have a
partner to address so many of the challenges that we know we face in some incredible cities by the bay. ladies and gentlemen, oakland mayor, libby schaaf. >> i brought the oakland weather with me. >> it is so good to be here in our bay area. we may have two cities, but we have one bay. we have one bay area. we know that we rise or fall togeth together. also in memory, since you invoked the memory of our mayor ed lee, someone who lived the values of regionalism. one thing i hope you all know about the mayors of oakland and san francisco is we are home-grown girls and we are
graduates of our public school system. [ cheering and applause ]. >> now, i want to pile on to london's challenge to the corporate community. there is a lot of talk these days about shareholder responsibility, how that is a thing of the past and we need to move on to stakeholder responsibility. i challenge other companies to do what sales force has done. that is put your money where your mouth is and put your love where your money is. the fact that sales force does not just pay lip service to the idea of corporate responsibility but they invest deeply and they invest with humility. i don't know if i've ever heard a c.e.o. use the word "listen" so much in a speech.
i know you have not heard a lot of c.e.o. speeches, but i have. it's not a verb that comes up often. sales force approaches this partnership with our school district with a huge sense of humility, with a curiosity and a desire to learn from you young people who are the stakeholders. that is something that i think has made you successful in business, but it is also making you a success in our community. the fact that you don't just write a check, look at the love of all these blue-shirt-wearing geeks in the back row. notice they let the kids sit in the shade and they are roasting in the sun back there. that is love. now, i want to talk about what excites me so much specifically about the investment in oakland.
young people, we throw around this $8.7 million. let me say it in the long form $8,700,000. okay. think of a stack of $1 bills. that's some serious cash. that is just this year. i just want to recognize that since you began partnering with oakland, you have increased your investment every year. [ cheering and applause ]. >> since london had a go back in your time machine, you're going to have to indulge me a little bit too. we all can picture in our minds that teacher, that teacher that changed our lives, that teacher who is the reason that we developed the confidence, the vision, maybe the hutspah to be
where we are today. what excites me about this year's investment from sales force is a new focus on teacher recruitment and retention. [ applause ]. >> teachers like ms. ducatz. she was my dance teacher at skyline high school. when i started running for mayor, she would show up at all my events. she would raise her hand and inform everybody that would listen that when i was in high school i choreographed a dance number where i literally leapt off a tall structure into the trusting arms of my fellow dancers and that she knew i was going to be a great mayor because i have always been a risk taker. there she was. my high school teacher tracked me down to support me for
running for mayor in my hometown a lot of decades later. trust me, my young friends, when i went to high school, i took typing class. there were no computers. there was no internet, no facebook, no snapchat, no fortnite, none of that stuff. and yet, when i became the mayor and visited my old high school campus, it didn't look a lot different. now sales force has changed that with a deep investment in computer science. you all probably don't know what a type-writer is, do you? do you know who a type-writer is? i see a blank look right there. it's all right. it's all right. you don't need them anymore. yeah, you. i am also truly excited in our investment in our newcomer population. i am extremely proud to be
possibly the most unapologetic city mayor in america. [ applause ]. >> we know that our region thrives because of its commitment to inclusive diversity, and we recognize that while everyone in this expensive bay area is struggling, there is a special need from our families who are fleeing oppression, violence, and seeking opportunity in this country. we want to welcome them and help them be successful and thrive in our communities which we want them to feel is home. in oakland, we know that, like san francisco, we struggle with homelessness. and yet, when we look at our
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