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consideration. thank you very much and have a blessed day. >> thank you. next speaker. >> i am a behavior analyst with the school district. i was a substitute. i have lived in san francisco for 20 years. i worked for the school district for 15 years. i recently left san francisco for oakland. i had to move to a two-bedroom house when i took custody of my niece, and it was unexpected, and i ended up at a place at the top of my range. even with rent control the increases year after year just added up to the point that i couldn't keep going. so i moved to oakland where the rent is far more reasonable. i commute. a lot of people i know do the
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same thing from oakland or tracey even. it is hard. you have got to ask yourself what keeps them going year after year to commute, to lose family time? to work in san francisco and the answer for me is hope. i have seen san francisco voters our government rise to the occasion time after time. we had prop a and prop g commitment to educators that we supported them. prop a and e was the same. everything you just heard about the collaboration with the union, city government, school district, all of you, it is the same. that hope that people are determined to keep us here keeps us going even when we know we
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are sacrificing our lives to come here every day to work with these children. i want be to thank everybody who is working on this, and who is going to push it forward. >> thank you. >> i hope you will forgive me for using my notes. i want to thank the board offed. the mayor, my siblings and the voters who prioritize by voting for prop e. i want to state that i am lisa and i have lived in san francisco for 25 years. i got to see it before the boom when artists could live here and it was
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affordable. it serves the community school district for 20 years. in those 20 years, i have taught at a number of different schools in a number of different neighborhoods. currently i am a safe and supportive coach so he serve the whole school district. i have a wide view who is working for us. i want to say that i take additional work on every year to make ends meet, even though i have worked for the school district 20 years. every time i pay my rent which is half of my paycheck or sometimes more, depending on how much additional work i take on. i think about the paraeducators and the teacher interns who make $40,000 per year. i think about my friend who is a substitute who is disabled. he can't work full-time. he wants to serve the students. we need to keep them in the
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community. they are dedicated. i thank you for your time. >> i am katie o'connor, a counselor a at hoover middle school. i live in hunters point in a bow market rate unit. i it is williams birthday today. happy birthday william. we are definitely so lucky to have the below market rate, but it is a one bedroom and it is tiny. i can't classify as one bedroom. we have a sliding glass door to separate the bedroom from the living room which is currently serving as the baby's room as well. when we talk about educator
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housing, i hope that we all keep in mind educators with families expanding because we have to look for something bigger. the place we are in isn't working, and that is a big challenge. we are going to be looking outside of the city because the only way that we can afford to get a bigger place is -- the only way it works is to rent something for three years and we can reapply for another below market rate. we don't have the capacity to wait that long. and we can't afford the current rates of rentals. my colleagues are leaving in droves. we have 60 people at whoever between 10 to 12 every year
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leaving to move outside of the city, to work outside of the city, commutes are too hard. the statistics show this is detrimental to our students. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good morning. i am an anabelle. i would like to thank the board of education for leadership in addressing the affordability crisis that is affecting not just our educators but students and families. thank you to the district staff for working with us. i also want to say thank you to the board of supervisors, mayor, and in particular i want to say thank you to the voters of san francisco for supporting the proposition of prop e. they understand we are in a
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crisis that we are addressing today. i want be to be able to continue working together to bring our partners. sfusd has been working on this for a very long time. we came together with the district in 2014 with the housing working group and they have been growing and bringing in other partners. with that we look forward to working again in partnership with the board of supervisors, with the district, board of education and san francisco accelerator housing fund to bring the resources, such as prop a $20 million that was in prop a state credit. the income housing fund at the state level and other funding that will be used to start educator housing. this is just the beginning to ensure that we build housing for the educators to help stabilize
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our schools and continue to ensure our children receive the quality education. thank you. >> good morning. peter cohen with the council of community housing organizations. this is really an exciting time for us. we have been in the affordable housing world for a long time. seeing the talk about educator housing coming to fruition this year is great and we are happy to be part of it. there is a lot of technical stuff. i want to acknowledge the great partnerships we have experienced starting with the board of supervisorses, particularly the sponsors having the vision to get the voters to put affordable housing for educators front and center. we have streamlining and re-zoning and buy right and that takes care of time and money as well as the board dedicating
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money to jump start that. those are smart moves. the board of he ha of education. you are great to work with with a clear framework so everybody the rowing in the same direction is very, very helpful. also, with the staff. the staff of sfusd. i know it has been great getting to know you and pulling together the housing working group, the mayor's office of housing providing technical support and the housing acseller rater fund, the financing brains to help with project management. all of the folks in place at leadership level, technical level and advocate level. hearing the stories from united educators on the ground and in the schools, that is the spirit. this is not a technical thing, this is a human thing which makes it so great for us to be part of it. thanks for inviting us to the
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table so we can look forward to seeing the projects happen this year. thanks. >> with the council of community housing organizations. thank you so much for hosting this very important discussion. as a coalition of 24 affordable housing developers and advocates we have been talking about the housing crisis for over 40 years. the housing crisis that affects the poor, low-wage workers, the families who depends on our public like schools and city college system. in the last few years we have seen the discussion of a housing crisis expand to much broader set of folks who can no longer afford to stay in if city, to workers lieu are essential to keeping our city running, thank
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you, supervisor mar, supervisor walton and those who put forth the discussion around housing our workers. this discussion today is about educators. we are not just talking about educators. we are talking about nonprofit workers, child care workers and health workers who are essential to keeping the city running but addressing potential disaster resilience. what happens when those workers don't live in the city. my child goes to the school in the excelsior district we have a teacher from sa vallejo. a teacher will work three jobs to stay in the city. this cannot go on. we have talked about the housing crisis but an opportunity. it opens the idea for public investments and public land and we can restructure our housing
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delivery system in a way that serves more people without leaving behind the most vulnerable. prop e really changed the framework, started to address income levels so we can't talk about just the highest use. >> good afternoon, supervisors and board members. i will say i am walter p. i went to lincoln, robert lewis stevenson, yaloaw. we had a field trip in third grade. i stood here in the courtroom. i got to ask the judge how did you get to be a judge? i wanted to say one thing. there is no place like affordable home for the
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holidays. when no matter how far away you roam. if you want to be happy in an million ways, for the holidays it is affordable homes sweet homes to get straight a's. thank you. >> it is always hard to follow walter. i had to get up here. thank you all so much community members for holding this hearing today. i am from the supervisor fewer's office. i wanted to add a couple points and thank the followings that had -- the folks that had a key role. thank you supervisors for
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co-sponsors the bill. you know the mayor, full board of supervisors for making sure we got 76% of the voters and the voters for supporting it and thd teachers here and mayor's office of housing who helped us with this policy. we really are just very thankful for that. a couple things to point out. there was a couple comments about making sure we think about other employees of the school district and workers. we could not agree more. i want to clarify that prop e does cover four teacher projects all employees of the school district and city college so we are thinking about our cafeteria workers and everyone else. definitely we want to make that clear. also, prop e helps and there are folks on the teacher housing. it is a game changer for all
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affordable housing in san francisco. it rezones all land city-wide that is larger than 10,000 square feet for 100% affordable housing. in addition to the teacher housing projects on the school district and city college land. i want to be sure that is clear. this is a huge moment that we were able to pass not only this re-zoning but the biggest housing bond $600 million. it is incredible. the two biggest barriers to affordable housing land and funding we were able to tackle. of course, we are not done. we have to continue to provide more funding to make this sustainable. one think that was important to us was getting $20 million in seed funding in the prop a housing bond so we can make prop e a reality to get those starting funds to get it going, but we know we will continue to put our money where our mouth is
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if we are serious about housing our educators. we can't expect the market to take care of the problem. we are excited to partner with the school district, city college in order to find out what the needs are. we know there are state funds on the stable, matching funds that weren't available a year or so ago when they originally started planning this. things have changed. it is exciting to pursue the funds. as chair of the budget committee, supervisor fewer is committed to making sure we leverage whatever resources we can and work with our partners to make sure we can go after those funds and make these projects happen. thank you all so much. we are excited about the opportunity this has brought. this is just the beginning. we really appreciate it. >> any more public comment?
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seeing none, public comment is closed. i want to thank ian for coming up to make clarifying statements and for thanking everyone so i don't have to do it now. i appreciate everyone who did come out to speak today and who did fight with us for prop e and a to finance to have the affordable housing we need. of course, we have more work to do to get there but we are moving in the right direction. i see supervisor mar has some comments. >> thank you, chair walton. i want to echo the many acknowledgments that have happened around all of the -- everyone involved in this important work over the last five years to ensure that our teachers and other educators at
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the sfusd and city college are able to continue to live in our city and the communities they are serving and for providing such an important role. it was great to hear ms. o'connor, the counselor at whoever speak and share her story today. she was my daughter's counselor last year and it is really just heart breaking to hear those stories where there is a personal connection in our critically important educators and school staff struggling to stay in our city. i know these issues are really important just to the broader community with the city's first educator housing project moving forward in my district and at the francis scott key annex i have seen how strongly supported that is in our community right
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now. not just, you know, among families with children in the district but by everyone in our community. this is a different situation than before where there was a similar housing project proposed at the current location of diane dianne feinstein school 20 years ago not as broadly supported. it wasn't able to move forward. i think now with the broad support that we see for the francis scott key annex site project, we can see how important these issues are for our entire city, and i guess i also want to say that i am glad to see that the different discussion and planning that has happened around the educator housing in the last year and through some political struggle has really landed on a focus on
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ensuring that or prioritizing that these projects are going to be moving forward using 100% affordable housing model. i think that at least for me that if we are using public lands if the school district owns it or city college or whatever, i very much would prefer and very much prefer to see us build 100% affordable housing on public sites and not having to look at private market rate housing being included as a way to finance it. i am glad that at least that is the focus right now with the passage of prop a allocating $20 million of that housing bond to educator housing and the passage of prop e which is focused on 100% affordable housing at different levels for
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educators. i think the model moving forward at the francis scott key site is supported and the city is affordable housing educator model. i think the reason why i know that we have been looking at other models of educator housing development with a mix of market rate housing in it because of the need for financing and that challenges the financing 100% affordable educator projects. i have questions around the financing of the educator housing projects. if i could just ask. i wanted to ask how can mohcd most effectively deploy this initial $20 million allocated in
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the prop a bond towards educator housing sites the school district and city college are prioritizing to leverage the financing program for these projects? >> thank you for the question. the mayor's office of housing will work closely with the school the triact to identify the best way to move forward. i spoke about this earlier. i think the pool of developers they qualified will be asked to do feasibility analysis at looking at using prop a and e for the three sites they identified as being under utilized. we will work with the school district to see what that analysis shows. in answering a question about what sources of funding are available to us. we do see limited sources of
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funding for middle income. the city has put in the local subsidy for francis scott key and that is in addition to low income tax credits for paraeducator units. there may be other opportunities. we want to ask the qualified developers to look at what is possible. we don't know yet without doing that analysis. we will be gathering that and sharing that information with you all soon. >> thank you. colleagues are there any more statements? questions? commissioner collins. >> i want to appreciate the folks who came out to speak and the educators. also, our school district workers. my heart goes out to you.
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as the parent i appreciate the work folks do in our schools to support our city's children and i am committed to working with city officials at all levels to make sure we are supporting the folks that are supporting our most needy residents, which are our children. thank you all. i am on the team. >> i wanted to thank you all for doing this and putting in the hard work for starting the process of what i hope is great housing for certainly teachers and classified and i don't know if administrators and students. i think we need this kind of housing in san francisco, and you have put in the legwork, and i appreciate being part of it. i appreciate, you know, at this meeting i appreciate where i
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feel like the supervisors and the board of education and city college are able to get together. i believe that president randolph was instrumental to make sure city college was inserted into this prop e, am i right about that? i want to thank you for that because i would like to if you do a pool of some sort of developers, can we share? do we have to create our own pool? there are things we can do together that may again speed things up and mean that we can all build the housing for all of the people who help our students in san francisco. >> thank you. trustee randolph. >> thank you. i want to thank the mayor's office and specifically jut son true. when this first came out a year and a half ago.
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i was reading the drafts and noticed city college was missing. what happens when it comes to education sometimes city college is forgotten. i immediately e-mailed the mayor's office. what about our educators, classified staff, sciu members? they looked it up and said you qualify as well. we were able to get in there. our educators, classified staff struggles as much as anybody else in the city. i think it is important for us to be here. i think that is why we are all active to make sure our groups are not forgotten. there are a lot of important decisions to be made. >> thank you, president randolph. as stated in the beginning, it is exciting to see the city working together with the education institutions to address one of our major issues, which is affordable housing.
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with that said i would love to move this to continue to the call of the chair so we can make sure we continue to have this conversation, and this is the perfect setting. without any objection. >> is there a second? >> second. >> i have a second. we will move it without any objection. >> with that said, madam clerk, are there any other items. >> clerk: no further business. >> thank you all so much. this meeting is adjourned. is --
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>> our united states is -- constitution requires every ten years that america counts every human being in the united states, which is incredibly important for many reasons. it's important for preliminary
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representation because if -- political representation because if we under count california, we get less representatives in congress. it's important for san francisco because if we don't have all of the people in our city, if we don't have all of the folks in california, california and san francisco stand to lose billions of dollars in funding. >> it's really important to the city of san francisco that the federal government gets the count right, so we've created count sf to motivate all -- sf count to motivate all citizens to participate in the census.
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>> for the immigrant community, a lot of people aren't sure whether they should take part, whether this is something for u.s. citizens or whether it's something for anybody who's in the yunited states, and it is something for everybody. census counts the entire population. >> we've given out $2 million to over 30 community-based organizations to help people do the census in the communities where they live and work. we've also partnered with the public libraries here in the city and also the public schools to make sure there are informational materials to make sure the folks do the census at those sites, as well, and we've initiated a campaign to motivate the citizens and make sure they participate in census 2020.
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because of the language issues that many chinese community and families experience, there is a lot of mistrust in the federal government and whether their private information will be kept private and confidential. >> so it's really important that communities like bayview-hunters point participate because in the past, they've been under counted, so what that means is that funding that should have gone to these communities, it wasn't enough. >> we're going to help educate people in the tenderloin, the multicultural residents of the tenderloin. you know, any one of our given blocks, there's 35 different languages spoken, so we are the original u.n. of san francisco. so it's -- our job is to
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educate people and be able to familiarize themselves on doing this census. >> you go on-line and do the census. it's available in 13 languages, and you don't need anything. it's based on household. you put in your address and answer nine simple questions. how many people are in your household, do you rent, and your information. your name, your age, your race, your gender. >> everybody is $2,000 in funding for our child care, housing, food stamps, and medical care. >> all of the residents in the city and county of san francisco need to be counted in census 2020. if you're not counted, then your community is underrepresented and will be underserved.
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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
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transportation. the city has an ordinance that we worked with them on back in 2014 that requires city agency 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
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through bike rides and it is also just a feeling of freedom. i really appreciate it. 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
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your heart giving someone that sense of freedom and maybe they haven't ridden a bike in years. 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,
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376 last year. we are growing each and every year. i hope to top that 376 this 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.
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it has opened to many doors to the young people that will usually might not have a bicycle. i have seen them and they are thankful and i am thankful for this program. >> my background is in engineering. i am a civil engineer by training. my career has really been around government service. when the opportunity came up to serve the city of san francisco, that was just an opportunity i really needed to explore. [♪] [♪] i think it was in junior high and really started to do well in
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math but i faced some really interesting challenges. many young ladies were not in math and i was the only one in some of these classes. it was tough, it was difficult to succeed when a teacher didn't have confidence in you, but i was determined and i realized that engineering really is what i was interested in. as i moved into college and took engineering, preengineering classes, once again i hit some of those same stereotypes that women are not in this field. that just challenged me more. because i was enjoying it, i was determined to be successful. now i took that drive that i have and a couple it with public service. often we are the unsung heroes of technology in the city whether it is delivering network services internally, or for our
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broadband services to low income housing. >> free wi-fi 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. >> we are putting the plant in the ground to make all of the city services available to our residents. it is difficult work, but it is also very exciting and rewarding our team is exceptional. they are very talented engineers and analysts who work to deliver the data and the services and the technology every day. >> i love working with linda because she is fun. you can tell her anything under the sun and she will listen and give you solutions or advice. she is very generous and thoughtful and remembers all the special days that you are celebrating. >> i have seen recent employee safety and cyber security.
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it is always a top priority. i am always feeling proud working with her. >> what is interesting about my work and my family is my experience is not unique, but it is different. i am a single parent. so having a career that is demanding and also having a child to raise has been a challenge. i think for parents that are working and trying to balance a career that takes a lot of time, we may have some interruptions. if there is an emergency or that sort of thing then you have to be able to still take care of your family and then also do your service to your job. that is probably my take away and a lot of lessons learned. a lot of parents have the concern of how to do the balance i like to think i did a good job for me, watching my son go through school and now enter the
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job market, and he is in the medical field and starting his career, he was always an intern. one of the things that we try to do here and one of my takeaways from raising him is how important internships are. and here in the department of technology, we pride ourselves on our interns. we have 20 to 25 each year. they do a terrific job contributing to our outside plant five or work or our network engineering or our finance team. this last time they took to programming our reception robot, pepper, and they added videos to it and all of these sort of things. it was fun to see their creativity and their innovation come out. >> amazing. >> intriguing.
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>> the way i unwind is with my photography and taking pictures around the city. when i drive around california, i enjoy taking a lot of landscapes. the weather here changes very often, so you get a beautiful sunset or you get a big bunch of clouds. especially along the waterfront. it is spectacular. i just took some photos of big server and had a wonderful time, not only with the water photos, but also the rocks and the bushes and the landscapes. they are phenomenal. [♪] my advice to young ladies and women who would like to move into stem fields is to really look at why you are there. if you are -- if you are a problem solver, if you like to analyse information, if you like to discover new things, if you like to come up with alternatives and invent new practice, it is such a fabulous
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opportunity. whether it is computer science or engineering or biology or medicine, oh, my goodness, there are so many opportunities. if you have that kind of mindset i have enjoyed working in san francisco so much because of the diversity. the diversity of the people, of this city, of the values, of the talent that is here in the city. it is stimulating and motivating and inspiring and i cannot imagine working anywhere else but in san [cheers and applause] >> let's give it up for the tree all right. good evening, everyone. around of applause for the young people theatre company and its director.
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they were amazing. they will be performing the little mermaid next month at the museum. bring your family, come out and support. all right. let's get everybody up. are we ready to light this tree? [cheers and applause] [♪] my name is phil ginsberg. i am the general manager of your san francisco recreation and parks department. we want to welcome you to the 90 th, think about that. the 90th annual tree lighting. this started december 20th, 90 years ago on john mclaren's birthday and his spirit is here tonight because it is not raining. [laughter] this is truly one of our signature events of the year. certainly one of my personal favourites. and if you see all the incredible stuff happening here
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down j.f.k., if you haven't walked down the street, there are rides and food and games and you get a goat of conservatory of flowers from night bloom or the outside of the building and the inside of the building are all lit up. it is super cool. the start of our show tonight is right next to me. our mayor, london breed. mayor, thank you for joining. we will have you wait just a second. the mayor is a magician and she will make the magic happen tonight with this tree. before we make that happen, we need to acknowledge some other special guests who are here that make this happen tonight. they have joined me on stage. present tonight we have state assembly member phil taking who is right there. [applause] i think our assessor recorder carmen to is here or on her way, and then we have our recreation
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and park commission, our president, mar buell -- mar you will and all of the commissioners. we have a number of other folks from the parks and recreation advisory committee who are here who helped guide park policy. we are grateful for their support. and i see a few special department heads starting with our police chief bill scott who is here. i saw deputy chief david lazar, the head of the department of the environment is here. and many other special guests. if i have missed anybody on this
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stage, i apologize. i saw a project level in the house. thank you very much. we do events like this four times a year. our family friendly free events would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors or partners including kaiser permanente, byward market , the san francisco parks allianz, i saw the president of the parks alliance in the house, and recology. and of course,, none of this would be possible without the hard work of the best staff. the best and hardest working staff in city government. the recreation and park department staff. let's give them a big round of applause. [cheers and applause] so let me talk for a quick
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second about the tree itself. this is san francisco's official holiday tree. this tree was planted by john mclaren. it is a monterey cypress that is over 130 years old. it has aged a little bit. it might have lost a limb or two over the years, but it is still standing tall. tonight it is sporting over 550 lights. and what makes this tree lighting special is that this is the last tree lighting, this is 100 -- the 149th year of golden gate park. so next year we will celebrate the hundred and 50th birthday of our entire park system in san francisco. let's give that around of applause. [♪]
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i mentioned our partners and i want to bring up one special partner. we have many, that help us provide programs and provide services for kids and help us to special events tonight. one of those partners is kaiser permanente. tonight, the chief operating officer of kaiser his here to join us in celebrating the start of the holiday season. help me welcome miss miller who will come up and say a few words [applause] >> good evening, everybody. happy holidays. welcome to tonight's festival on behalf of kaiser permanente. we are a proud sponsor of recreation and parks' annual tree lighting ceremony. can you believe it is 130 years old? what we would like to do is celebrate tonight and also welcome you to the theme for this next year which is making friends one data time.
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the 150th anniversary or celebration of golden gate park. 150 years. give that a hand. [applause] in honor of that, we come together across this beautiful city to this world renowned park to meet with friends and family and to make new friends as well. reminds me of the campfire song, make new friends, but keep the old. that is how this city grow stronger and strengthens through his relationships. we will continue to support these beautiful events and we hope that you, too, will take advantage of tonight's festivities. thank you again on behalf of kaiser permanente. >> thank you. all right. so she is truly our park champion and chief. let's get it lit, she says. she really likes to party and she is not particularly patient, but let me bring her up.
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ladies and gentlemen, our mayor, london breed. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. all right. i love the theme music. first of all, thank you all so much for coming out today and braving the rain to be here with us tonight to celebrate 90 years of a time honored tradition here in san francisco right in front of mclaren lodge. this is an amazing, fun event. fun for the whole family. i love the idea that we have so many incredible officials here, but i will need some kids to help me light this tree. [applause] so i see these patient young people raising their hand right down in the front row. have your parent bring you on up to the side of the stage so you can help me like this tree. [♪] i need some help here with this switch. [♪]
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all right. come on up. i think we might be almost at capacity. hold on. come on over. come on, you guys. are you going to help? do you want to help? yes, i love it. you are brave. okay. this is what we are going to do. gather around the podium. gather around the podium, kids. stop trying to crash, parents. all right. because we know how to count, we will do the count down starting from 10, and then we will hit the switch. i will ask you, what is your name? >> jr. >> i will ask you and what is your name?
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>> sia. >> i will ask you to put your hands here because when i say to move it and to liked it, then you have to switch it real fast. okay? everybody in this place is going to help us count, but not until we say -- we will start with 10. are you already? are you ready? okay. let's start. ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one. [cheers and applause] >> good job. thank you so much for helping us here today. have a wonderful december
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celebrating joy with your family friends and community. happy holidays, everybody. >> shop and dine in the 49 promotes local businesses and challenges residents to do their business in the 49 square files of san francisco. we help san francisco remain unique, successful and right vi. so where will you shop and dine in the 49? >> i'm one of three owners here
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in san francisco and we provide mostly live music entertainment and we have food, the type of food that we have a mexican food and it's not a big menu, but we did it with love. like ribeye tacos and quesadillas and fries. for latinos, it brings families together and if we can bring that family to your business, you're gold. tonight we have russelling for e community. >> we have a ten-person limb elimination match. we have a full-size ring with barside food and drink. we ended up getting wrestling here with puoillo del mar.
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we're hope og get families to join us. we've done a drag queen bingo and we're trying to be a diverse kind of club, trying different things. this is a great part of town and there's a bunch of shops, a variety of stores and ethnic restaurants. there's a popular little shop that all of the kids like to hanhang out at. we have a great breakfast spot call brick fast at tiffanies. some of the older businesses are refurbished and newer businesses are coming in and it's exciting. >> we even have our own brewery for fdr, ferment, drink repeat. it's in the san francisco garden district and four beautiful muellermixer ura alsomurals. >> it's important to shop local because it's kind of like a
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circle of life, if you will. we hire local people. local people spend their money at our businesses and those local mean that wor people willr money as well. i hope people shop locally. [ ♪ ]
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>> chair ronen: the meeting will come to order. this is the december 9, 2019 meeting of the rules committee. i am hillary ronen, chair of the committee. to my right is supervisor shamann walton, and supervisor gordon mar will shortly join me. mr. clerk, do you have any announcements? >> clerk: yes. please silence all phones and electronic devices. items acted