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unrecognized middle health issues and we are all on this spectrum. i fluctuate hour by hour myself and i'm usually the one that helps her to do it. because she refuses to recognize that she has a problem and she was beaten in foster care and she didn't chose to be the way she is and so she also doesn't chose to think that anything is wrong and i would like to have a special meeting tonight and pass this and roll it out really big and really loud so it dough stigmatizing meth health that it doesn't make people assume mental health people are criminals so there is so much to be done in this campaign and she doesn't live in the city and she
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was in rural communities that is really port so i'm a huge part of the financial support so we can't have meth health without it and you can't have much mental health when thinking differently or whatever chemical disturbs are going on and it's being stigma there's one in four people that seek mental health services if they're lucky enough to get them so, thank you. >> good afternoon supervisors haney and ronen and supervisors mar and rules committee. i would sure like to see better mental health that is everywhere. looking for words and solutions.
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searching but not finding understanding anywhere. i think -- by the way, happy halloween tomorrow. i think you lost in a massacres aid. i think you're lost in a meth health masquerade. >> i know you can do this because -- there's a spark of magic in your eyes. >> by the way, happy halloween tomorrow too. candy land and. >> you know what you got, you got all the rain bows in your
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favorite shades. make it come through because you are a mental health genie in the skies make it a big wonder, make it a big surprise, i bet you by golly wow and you are what i've been waiting for forever. and every will my dreams come true today. make it happen, make it happen, make it come our way. thank you, bye. [applause] >> that is a difficult one to follow. my name is ruby and i work at the san francisco community health center which is formally asian pacific islander wellness center. i want to thank you for doing what you are doing. and share a few things. i want let everyone know i've
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submitted 28 names to the homeless this year and all of which are waiting for mental heath services every single one of them. ex i want to make sure you include more people with lived experience and lift them up. we do not need more people coming out of schools. we don't need new teams. there are plenty of us doing this work. we need the funding and we've been derogatory that we do it and we don't need to add new people to this pool. [please stand by]
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>> interest issues such as millimeter and housing. i want to tell you my story. 15 years ago, i was a family
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caregiver for two people in my family and i was working full time at the time with good health insurance the two places i went to look for coping with my mental health, caregiver stress, it was a lot of bureaucracy and would have loved it if there was an office of private insurance with accountability at that time to help me navigate this. moving on, supervisor hainey, i liked what you said about a housing component in this, because you might have read the story in the sunday examiner about james johnson who has been living in a sobering centre for 16 months because there's no
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placement for him. there's no supportive housing placement for him. i have been on the board of organization providing the housing and another thing i would love to see is for the people or case managers who work with some of society's hardest clientelle who makes $45,000 a year and that is simply not enough. thank you. >> good afternoon and thank you for all that you do.
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i think it demonstrates meeting individuals in need, when in need and at the level in which it's needed. i think the individuals need to feel safe with available and qualified first response teaches. teams the individuals on the response teams are adequate to make assessments that are client-centered and not dictated. the blueprint also asks for wages that are adequate for case management and healthy providers to live and substain themselves in san francisco. it's time to stop giving this money to nonprofits that are putting them into sros, that are turning into containment zones of death. it's time to put it where the first responders are. we need people peer piers to pi. we need people with experience. i have 15 years' experience. this system is taking down me.
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that is not acceptable. i won't call out the mayor's office. i'll do that another time but i'm asking you stand independently based on the response i received from dr. kolfax on the 23rd of september. we have time to take san francisco back, put us back on the map and in public view as a place to visit and not to be afraid of and we need to encourage trainings to promote qualitied staff to handle the ones that are already currently being housed. thank you. i look forward to seeing you at the convention. >> my name is vlad. i live in san francisco and i just want to say thank you all for getting together and thank you to everybody for speaking. mental health affect sals all os equally and i'm tired of seeing my local brothers and sisters on
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the streets, not having a place to live or anything to eat or any way of getting help outside of begging on the streets and turned away, so thank you all. i hope this pans out and i really hope this is in isn't anr merry-go round and let's get this passed. >> good afternoon. i'm a patient navigator at the community health center known asasasapi wellness and people le myself that are hiv positive need mental health care and a system of care for all. it is because of this didn't because i am one of those people that need it and because i work with so many others that need it that i want to thank you for taking the time to acknowledge that and for being the voice in which it is needed so that this
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bill can pass. so i want to thank you. thank you so much. (applause). >> good afternoon. my name is andy stone. i'm a san francisco resident of d9 and i'm here with the san francisco aids foundation and advocacy network. i wanted to talk briefly about the city's commitment to getting to zero. zero hiv transmissions, zero hiv related deaths and stigma. this is an issue that impacts all of us. i particularly wanted to lift up people living with hiv and mental health care needs. people who are here and around in sanfrancisco when the epidemic first hit experienced a lot of trauma and lost a lot of their social support networks and to this day, they have a lot of really complex pyschosocial needs, including access to mental health services. they fought for future generations to be able to
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survive. and now, it's our turn to fight and to support them. we can't get to zero unless we address this crisis. part of that is acknowledging there are dozens people who die every year by suicide and that's unacceptable. i wanted to talk briefly about people who use drugs and how they deserve nonjudgmental services. many experience a lot of trauma on the street and oftentimes use substances to survive. every year we see hundreds of folks who die from overdose. it's in our state, city in psychiatry wandwe have to addre. with harm reduction services, they respect dignity and i'm super excited and in full support of mental health to
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support universal access to mental health services and also substance use services, right? we need more of both of these and they have to be harm-reduction based. i stand here strongly in support of this initiative and i am excited to see this. >> good afternoon, supervisors. i'm ken tray, retired high school teacher and today i'm representing the us united educators of san francisco. you've heard from other uesf voices but we can't say how important mental health usf is. san francisco has at least 2500 students who are living -- who are homeless or in housing duress. we know those families are under economic pressure, obviously housing pressure, and teachers and paraeducators see that and
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feel that in their classrooms. and just like we need wrap-around services to bring our schools up to the place they need to be all of our students, our kids also need the kind of wrap-around services for their families and often themselves that will give them a fighting chance to succeed in life. on a personal note, there's a guy named bob who lives on the corner of my block and he has sought services from the city and he got into an sro and he said it was such a hell hole of fear and just an out-of-control atmosphere he prefers living in the street. this is a guy who sits around and reads dashel hamet and he needs help and allows bob to be living on our sidewalks.
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>> hello and good evening. i'm michael blake-moore and i'm here with tara. you haven't heard her yet. i'm here on behalf of road dogs. we tried very much to try to help the homeless artists, but i would like to put forth putting up housing for the workers here, stop having them come from far away just to come here to work. the homeless, they need housing. we're piling up everywhere, as far as -- i don't know if i should, but i had a situation
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with st. anthonys not too long ago and rather than look at the camera and pay attention to what was on the camera, were they cake and piled up on me. and there still hasn't been anything about that, because they made sure to state that they -- i mean as far as workers helping the homeless, that made sure to state that they were doing better than the homeless. and that's no way for st. anthony or christians to present themselves. look into it. >> while changing healthcare, not handcuffs are part of the
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public policy and community organizing and the president of american federation of teacher 12121 were arrested outside of this hall and could not speak here today. i urge you to support mental health sfc so all can access care they need when they need it without the care of income. treating the mental health crisis without income is cruel and costly. we must support our frontline workers and delivering healthcare to all who needs it. th,and our students in support f making mental health sf real for our city now. now sarah short says, and i quote, healthcare, not handcuffs. >> thank you, any a member of the public who has spoken that wishes to speak.
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seeing none, public comment is closed. i just want to tell you from the bottom of my heart, thank you, thank you for your beautiful inspiring words. thank you for having been in this fight a lot longer than i have and for sticking with it and thank you for teaching us so much about what we need to do right and how to be a model, not only for our region but our state and for our country. we are 100% committed to seeing this through. hopefully, we -- like if any of you had asked, we can reach agreement with the mayor's office and get it implemented sooner rather than later. i think that's something we would all love to see. but like others have said, it has to be the big bold vision, the universal system that we
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allallall need and want. hopefully we will get there and one way or another, we'll be passing this or put it in the hand of the voters with this measure that's officially placed on the ballot. we can always take it off but before november 27th, but as of today, this hearing has been heard and we're about to file it, but i wanted to see if my colleagues have any other comments before we close this hearing and, really, in order to put this measure on the plot, matt and i needed two other supervisors to sign on with us and supervisors marr and walton stepped up to the plate and didn't hesitate or waiver. they said we know what this needs and we trust the community and labor and we trust our colleagues who have been working nonstop on this. so please just express your
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extreme appreciation to them. i certainly wanted to express it publically. thank you, supervisor marr, for being there every step of the way and thank you so much. any other comments? seeing none, i will make a motion to file this hearing and without objection, that motion passes. [cheers and applause] >> madam clerk, any other items. >> that completes the agenda for today? >> then the meeting is adjourned.
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>> the bicycle coalition was giving away 33 bicycles so i applied. i was happy to receive one of them. >> the community bike build program is the san francisco coalition's way of spreading the joy of biking and freedom of biking to residents who may not have access to affordable transportation. the city has an ordinance that we worked with them on back in 2014 that requires city agency
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goes to give organizations like the san francisco bicycle organization a chance to take bicycles abandoned and put them to good use or find new homes for them. the partnerships with organizations generally with organizations that are working with low income individuals or families or people who are transportation dependent. we ask them to identify individuals who would greatly benefit from a bicycle. we make a list of people and their heights to match them to a bicycle that would suit their lifestyle and age and height. >> bicycle i received has impacted my life so greatly. it is not only a form of recreation. it is also a means of getting connected with the community through bike rides and it is also just a feeling of freedom. i really appreciate it.
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i am very thankful. >> we teach a class. they have to attend a one hour class. things like how to change lanes, how to make a left turn, right turn, how to ride around cars. after that class, then we would give everyone a test chance -- chance to test ride. >> we are giving them as a way to get around the city. >> just the joy of like seeing people test drive the bicycles in the small area, there is no real word. i guess enjoyable is a word i could use. that doesn't describe the kind of warm feelings you feel in your heart giving someone that sense of freedom and maybe they haven't ridden a bike in years.
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these folks are older than the normal crowd of people we give bicycles away to. take my picture on my bike. that was a great experience. there were smiles all around. the recipients, myself, supervisor, everyone was happy to be a part of this joyous occasion. at the end we normally do a group ride to see people ride off with these huge smiles on their faces is a great experience. >> if someone is interested in volunteering, we have a special section on the website sf you can sign up for both events. we have given away 855 bicycles, 376 last year. we are growing each and every year. i hope to top that 376 this
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year. we frequently do events in bayview. the spaces are for people to come and work on their own bikes or learn skills and give them access to something that they may not have had access to. >> for me this is a fun way to get outside and be active. most of the time the kids will be in the house. this is a fun way to do something. >> you get fresh air and you don't just stay in the house all day. iit is a good way to exercise. >> the bicycle coalition has a bicycle program for every community in san francisco. it is connecting the young, older community. it is a wonderful outlet for the community to come together to have some good clean fun. it has opened to many doors to the young people that will usually might not have a
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bicycle. i have seen them and they are thankful and i am thankful for this program. (clapping.)m. the airport it where i know to mind visions of traffic romance and excitement and gourmet can you limousine we're at san francisco inspirational airport to discover the award-winning concession that conspiracies us around the world. sfo serves are more 40 million travelers a year and a lot of the them are hungry there's many restaurant and nearly all are restaurant and cafe that's right even the airport is a diane designation.
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so tell me a little bit the food program at sfo and what makes this so special >> well, we have a we have food and beverage program at sfo we trivia important the sustainable organic produce and our objective to be a nonterminal and bring in the best food of san francisco for our passengers. >> i like this it's is (inaudible) i thank my parents for bringing me here. >> this the definitely better than the la airport one thousand times better than. >> i have a double knees burger with bacon. >> i realize i'm on a diet but i'm hoping this will be good.
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>> it total is san francisco experience because there's so many people and nationalities in this town to come to the airport especially everyone what have what they wanted. >> are repioneering or is this a model. >> we're definitely pioneers and in airport commemoration at least nationally if not intvrl we have many folks asking our our process and how we select our great operators. >> ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ the food option in san francisco airport are phenomenal that's if
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it a lot of the airports >> yeah. >> you don't have the choice. >> some airports are all about food this is not many and this particular airport are amazing especially at the tirnl indicating and corey is my favorite i come one or two hours before my flight this is the life. >> we definitely try to use as many local grirnts as we can we use the goat cheese and we also use local vendors we use greenly produce they summarize the local soured products and the last one had 97 percent open that.
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>> wow. >> have you taken up anything unique or odd here. >> i've picked up a few things in napa valley i love checking chocolates there's a lot of types of chocolate and caramel corn. >> now this is a given right there. >> i'm curious about the customer externals and how people are richmond to this collection of cities you've put together not only of san francisco food in san francisco but food across the bay area. >> this type of market with the local savors the high-end products is great. >> i know people can't believe they're in an airport i really joy people picking up things for their friends and family and wait i don't have to be shopping
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now we want people take the opportunity at our location. >> how long has this been operating in san francisco and the late 18 hours it is one of the best places to get it coffee. >> we have intrrnl consumers that know of this original outlet here and come here for the coffee. >> so let's talk sandwiches. >> uh-huh. >> can you tell me how you came about naming our sandwiches from the katrero hills or 27 years i
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thought okay neighborhood and how do you keep it fresh you can answer that mia anyway you want. >> our broadened is we're going not irving preserves or packaged goods we take the time to incubate our jogger art if scratch people appreciate our work here. >> so you feel like out of captured the airport atmosphere. >> this is its own the city the airline crews and the bag handlers and the frequent travels travelers and we've established relationships it
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feels good. >> when i get lunch or come to eat the food i feel like i'm not city. i was kind of under the assumption you want to be done with our gifts you are down one time not true >> we have a lot of regulars we didn't think we'd find that here at the airport. >> people come in at least one a week for that the food and service and the atmosphere. >> the food is great in san francisco it's a coffee and i took an e calorie home every couple of weeks. >> i'm impressed i might come here on my own without a trip, you know, we have kids we could get a babysitter and have diner
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at the airport. >> this is a little bit of things for everybody there's plenty of restaurant to grab something and go otherwise in you want to sit you can enjoy the experience of local food. >> tell me about the future food. >> we're hoping to bring newer concepts out in san francisco and what our passengers want. >> i look forward to see what your cooking up (laughter) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> today we've shown you the only restaurant in san francisco from the comfortableing old
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stand but you don't have to be hungry sfo has changed what it is like to eat another an airport check out our oblige at
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good morning everybody. i am the general manager of this beautiful new grand hyatt. it is my pleasure to welcome you to our new hotel here. we are so proud to be here. it is a privilege to introduce a true labor of love not only for granhyatt but for the entire construction team and the city of san francisco. as many special guests i want to acknowledge. of course, the san francisco mayor, london breed. welcome. thank you for being here. airport director. thank you for being here as well. we have some airport commissioners. it is a pleasure having you here. hyatt's purpose is to care for people so they can be their
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best. it is our incredible team standing all-around here going to make this come to life. i couldn't be more proud of this team having opened this amazing building. [applause.] >> i want to thank them from the bottom of my heart for what they have done and what is to come in this amazing knowledge. we will welcome so many amazing guests from around the world and our local community, of course. we look forward to welcoming all of you to our beautiful hotel in the future. without anything further i would like to welcome mr. pete sears, group president of hyatt for the americas. [applause.] >> good morning. thank you all for joining us on this very special occasion. on behalf of the hyatt family,
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we are so proud today alongside with our partners and supporters to help make this happen today. director saterro. arts commission and mayor breed and so many others. i would like to thank you for your support and trust over the last few years. the cooperation and collaboration between hyatt and sfo is nothing short of amazing. i want to thank you. i couldn't be prouder to be a partner. thank you. (applause). i would also like to congratulate and thank henning and this amazing team with the hotel for a very short period of time. the beauty of this remarkable building is self-evident. it is this team that will bring
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it to life. you will see hundreds of thousands of guests in the building every day. your spirit will bring that to life. we are with you and congratulations. [applause.] grand hyatt and sfo is one of the most highly anticipated projects through the bold and vibrant design and architecture, the hotel tells the story of the evolution of air travel with the northern california spirit. we are very thrilled to introduce the grand hyatt brand to sfo. we know it will be a tremendous success. this is evident from my recent travel in asia. i had a number of questions about the grand hyatt at the san francisco airport. it is good news there is a lot of interest and a lot of people looking for the success of this hotel. hyatt was founded in 1957 with
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airport hotels with the goal of making air travel more comfortable and more convenient. 60 years later we are thrilled to partner with sfo with the shared goal to lead the world in air travel experiences. grand hyatt hotels are all over the world with new york and tokyo. they reflect the unique culture of each location by celebrating destination and delivering moments of more. we are to celebrate with you and our visitors everything that making san francisco the greatest and most iconic city in the world and what makes sfo the greatest airport in the world. thank you for being with us to support this new hotel. we look forward to welcoming you in these doors shortly. thank you all.
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(applause). >> opening hotels is a difficult task. thanks to you, we did it. we were part of an sfo community. that is very special. it is my pleasure to welcome the leader of this amazing community up to the podium. [applause.] >> is this this is an incredibly exciting day for us, and mayor london breed, thank you for being here to celebrate the ribbon-cutting. our commissioners and vice president of the commission, rich animal come. it is -- and it is unfortunate the president of the commission wasn't able to make it. i have to acknowledge the incredible leadership and persistence larry showed over the years to have an incredible
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hotel at a world class airport. we owe larry a debt of gratitude if we can give him a big round of applause. [applause.] this is a vision, the culmination of a vision from 30 years ago when we tore down the previous hotel to make room for the construction. i think about the desire to get here. today is the date and it is exciting. you can see just how incredible the design is and how incredible the care for the passengers is. i brought my mom here for a latte on sunday and had to show off the total. the hyatt team was caring and gracious and took good care of us. we thank you for that. the food offerings.
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we hope this will be a destination. the food is incredible. you have to meet the chef. no one mor more park -- i think about the care of the community this hotel represents. we had over 1500 construction workers involved in the construction of this hotel. it provides up to 300 new permanent jobs for the community. it is a major economic benefit. we are pleased to have san mateo county supervisor per visor. thank you for being here. it is such an important part of our community. thinking about the care of the community. this is a lead gold hotel. it is 30% more efficient than baseline hotels. it is very important to the city
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and airport and very important to hyatt. i have so many things to give. thankings to the airport team. incredible work. [applause.] tire less work. mckr construction managers. i have to thank the hyatt. what an incredible partner. pete, jordan, henning. without henning the last six months wouldn't have come about as they have today. thank you for your tire less work as well. we want to thank web core builders. wsp on the air train station. we are proud to be here. 30 years in the making. thank you all for being here. let's hear from our mayor.
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i am so proud. here is mayor london breed. [applause.] >> you do the work, i cut the ribbon. first of all, let me just say i am excited to be here today. i remember when i was on the board of supervisors and we approved the believe of this new hotel -- the building of this new hotel. we worked with mayor ed lee. he was here during the groundbreaking and would have been so proud of this major accomplishment. what is so exciting today is that no only do we celebrate opening the hotel. it is a new milestone in the future of sfo and what it will
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deliver for millions who come through those gates on a regular basesis. the fact this is so close to the airport, connections through air tran and how people will come here to stay here in order to get to the airport on time in the mornings, it is going to be an incredible persons. especially people who come from all over to the take flights. i want to thank the project managers, construction team, people who worked on delivering this hotel on time and budge get. almost on budget and the hard work you put into really making this a beautiful place for each and every one of us. i hope to stop by. i heard about the restaurants and the food is supposed to be
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absolutely incredible. what is being offered here is definitely an example of what you would get all over san francisco. i know we are not directly in the city and county of san francisco. we have an opportunity to make sure a taste of san francisco is experienced right here in sfo. i am excited about that and the fact this is such an incredible environmentally friendly hotel with the solar roof panels, charging stations for electric vehicles. we thought about everything in the future of what hotels should be like all over the country. not to mention the incredible artwork to really represent the bay area here is a true testament to a great partnership
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between the client and the city of san francisco. i do want to take a moment to acknowledge the work that was done to do outreach to higher people from this community to work in this hotel. the outreach that is continuing to happen to reach out to people to work in this hotel. yes, we are still hiring. the office of economic and work force development put out an announcement today to outreach to communities to let people know that we are open for business, looking for great local workers and what an incredible thing to do today. i am excited to cut this ribbon, to get this place opened, and to make sure we are making money to pay to san francisco so we can continue to do all of the
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support we provide and thank you all for your work, partner ship and this incredible milestone here today. thank you. (applause). >> thank you, mayor. may i have the speakers up on the stage to cut the ribbon. five, four, three, two, one. (applause)
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>> when i open up the paper every day, i'm just amazed at how many different environmental issues keep popping up. when i think about what planet i want to leave for my children and other generations, i think about what kind of contribution i can make on a personal level
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>> good morning, everyone. the meeting will come to order. welcome to the october 24th, 2019 regular meeting of the public safety and neighborhood services committee. i am not valemount and, the chair of the committee. to my right -- i am raphael mandelman. the chair of the committee. i want to thank san francisco government tv for staffing the meeting. mr. clerk, are there any announcements? >> thank you. please ensure you have silence your cell phones and electronic devices. completed speaker cards and documents should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will ap